Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chloranthus

Chloranthus

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA


Chloranthus fortunei
A perennial, forming a clump up to 1.3 x 2.5 feet in size, that is native to moist open woodland in most of southern China, Korea and Japan.
The deeply-veined, toothed, elliptical leaves are up to 5 x 3 inches in size. The foliage is bright green.
The pure white, upright, bottlebrush-like flower spikes appear atop the emerging foliage during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 7 to 9 in partial shade on moist, well drained soil; it thrives in the Mid Atlantic region.

Chloranthus henryi ( Henry's Chloranthus )
A perennial, forming a clump up to 1.5 x 2.5 feet in size, that is native to moist to swampy woodland in most of southeastern China.
The deeply-veined, toothed, broadly-obovate leaves are up to 9 x 6 inches in size. The foliage is glossy deep green.
The pure white, upright, bottlebrush-like flower spikes appear atop the emerging foliage during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 6 to 9 in partial shade on moist, well drained soil; it thrives in the Mid Atlantic region.

Chloranthus japonicus ( Japanese Chloranthus )
A perennial, forming a clump up to 1.6 x 2.5 feet in size, that is native to woodland in far eastern Russia, China, Korea and most of Japan.
The deeply-veined, toothed, ovate leaves are up to 7 x 3 inches in size. The foliage is mid-green. There are usually 4 leaves borne palmately atop each stem.
The pure white, upright, bottlebrush-like flower spikes appear atop the emerging foliage during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in partial shade on moist, well drained soil; it thrives in the Mid Atlantic region.

* photo taken on 4th of July @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.

* photo taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Chloranthus serratus ( Toothed Chloranthus )
A perennial, forming a clump up to 1.6 x 3.5 feet in size, that is native to swamps and bottomland forests in the southern Kurile Islands, most of southern China and Japan.
The deeply-veined, toothed, elliptical leaves are up to 8 x 3.5 inches in size. The foliage is bright green. There are usually 4 leaves borne palmately atop each stem.
The white, upright, flower spikes appear during late spring.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in partial shade on moist, well drained soil.

* photo taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC

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