Japanese Gardens Plants

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Groundcovers

Botanical name Common name
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ Sweetflag
Acorus gramineus ‘Minimus Aureus’ Dwarf sweetflag
Asarum shuttleworthii Mottled wild ginger
Astilbe sp. Astilbe
Cotoneaster sp. Cotoneaster
Epimedium sp. Fairy wings
Helleborus x hybridus Lenten rose
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Golden creeping Jenny
Microbiota decussata Russian arborvitae
Ophiopogon japonicus Mondo grass
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ Dwarf mondo grass
Pachysandra terminalis Japanese spurge
Sedum spurium Caucasian stonecrop
Sedum tetractinum Chinese sedum
Selaginella  braunii Spikemoss
Juniperus conferta ‘Blue Pacific’ Blue Pacific juniper
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ Bar Harbor juniper
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ Blue Rug juniper

Ferns

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Japanese painted fern
Dryopteris spp. Wood ferns
Dryopteris erythrosora Autumn fern
 Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive fern
Osmunda regalis Royal fern
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon fern
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern
 Polystichum polyblepharum Japanese tassel fern

Perennials

Amsonia hubrichtii Arkansas bluestar
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern bluestar
Anemone x hybrida  ‘Alba’ Japanese anemone
Aspidistra elatior Cast iron plant
Chelone sp. Turtlehead
Eurybia divaricata Wood aster
Eutrochium purpureum Joe Pye weed
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ Cranesbill
Heuchera ‘Caramel’ Coral bells
Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ Coral bells
Iris ensata ‘Variegata’ Variegated Japanese iris
Juncus effusus Common rush
Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’ Variegated liriope
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’ Dwarf zebra grass
Nassella tenuissima Mexican feather grass
Peltandra virginica Arrow arum
Pennisetum alopecuroides Fountain grass
Rohdea japonica Nippon lily
Solidago sp. Goldenrod
Yucca filamentosa Yucca
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ Variegated yucca
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot

Shrubs

Abelia x grandiflora Abelia
Aucuba japonica Aucuba
Camellia japonica Japanese camellia
Camellia Sasanqua Sasanqua camellia
Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’ Upright plum yew
Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’ Spreading Japanese plum yew
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa ‘Nana’ Dwarf Japanese cedar
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ Variegated Daphne
Edgeworthia chrysantha Paperbush
Euonymous alatus Burning bush
Fatsia japonica Fatsia
Fothergilla sp. Fothergilla
Hydrangea arborescens Native hydrangeas
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ Annabelle hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla Mophead  hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf hydrangea
Hypericum sp. St. John’s wort
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’ Heller’s holly
Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ Sky Pencil Japanese holly
Ilex cornuta ‘Dwarf Burford’ Dwarf Burford holly
Itea virginica Virginia sweetspire
Juniperus x pfitzeriana Cloud-pruned Pfitzer junipers
Kalmia latifolia Mountain laurel
Lonicera nitida Box honeysuckle
Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’ Variegated box honeysuckle
Loropetalum chinensis Loropetalum
Mahonia bealei Leatherleaf mahonia
Nandina domestica Nandina
Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’ Firepower nandina
Pieris japonica Pieris
Pieris japonica ‘Variegata’ Variegated pieris
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp azalea
Viburnum macrocephalum Chinese snowball viburnum

Vines

Decumaria barbara Native climbing hydrangea
Lygodium japonicum Japanese climbing fern  –can be invasive

Trees

Acer spp. Maple trees
Acer griseum Paperbark maple
Acer palmatum Japanese maples
(‘Bloodgood’, ‘Emperor’, ‘Sango Kaku,’ ‘Ryusen’, ‘Seyriu’, and many more)
Amelanchier sp. Serviceberry
Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ River birch
Carya sp. Hickory
Cedrus deodara Deodar cedar
Cercis canadensis Redbud
Chionanthus virginicus Native fringetree
Chionanthus retusus Chinese fringetree
Cornus florida Dogwood
Crataegus spp. Hawthorns
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cedar
Cupressus arizonica Arizona cypress
Fagus grandifolia American beech
Lagerstroemia indica Crape myrtle
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip poplar
Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia
Malus angustifolia Southern crabapple
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood
Parrotia persica Persian ironwood
Pinus parviflora Japanese white pine
Prunus cerasifera Purple leaf plum
Prunus serrulata Kwanzan cherry
Prunus  x ‘Okame’ Okame cherry
Prunus x yeodensis Yoshino cherry
Quercus laurifolia Laurel oak
Quercus rubra Red oak
Salix babylonica Weeping willow
Stewartia pseudocamellia Japanese stewartia
Tsuga canadensis Eastern hemlock
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum Doublefile Viburnum