We asked our pals at Lewis Ginter Botanical Backyard to highlight some thing interesting at ground amount. New President and CEO Brian Trader focuses on just one of his favorites.

The genie is out: Fragrant and showy, the blooms of this shrub resemble bottlebrushes. In April and May, white flowers are arranged in 1- to 2-inch clusters and look in thick spikes at the close of branches. The male flowers have yellow anthers.

Seasonal greetings: You can find far more to fothergilla than its placing spring blooms. Blue-green leaves are on exhibit in summertime, adopted by lively drop foliage. So the plant packs a punch in the landscape for significantly of the year.

Smaller shrub, large impression: Also referred to as dwarf fothergilla, the plant (Fothergilla gardenii) is a low-expanding deciduous shrub. But it even now reaches heights of 3 to 5 ft and spreads from 2 to 4 toes.

Sucker punch: Fothergilla gardenii has a tendency to “sucker” – or set out vigorous progress – at its base. Whilst suckers can be undesirable in some crops, this attribute can make fothergilla ideal for casual hedges.

Most from the coastline: Native to the Southeast, fothergilla is observed mainly in the Carolinas’ coastal regions in moist bogs and savannahs.