Sunday, January 31, 2010


If there was one plant at the just concluded WinterGreen conference and trade show I could have scooped up and taken home with me, it's this one: Viburnum tinus 'Gwennllian'. Described as an evergreen with shiny dark geen, ovate leaves, it progresses from pink buds (spring) to white flowers (summer) to these gorgeous deep blue berries (fall, winter).
Good thing I did not have that chance, because this beauty would not survive Zone 7 winters; it's hardy only in Zones 8 to 10.
The white (washed-out) flower behind it is on a Camelia hybrid 'High Fragrance', and the yellow blooms in the top left are on a Mahonia x media 'Arthur Menzies'. It's indicated for Zones 7 to 9, so it should work in North Georgia.
The photograph was taken in the booth of Green Nurseries of Fairhope, Alabama.

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