Plant Donations for the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Lagerstroemia. Disidious, evergreen tree or shrub. Red, pink or white blooms that blossom all summer long. Called Monkey Slip (saru suberi- 猿滑) which refers to its sleek bark or 百日紅 "red for one hundred days" because of the length of it's blooming season.
Cercis, multiple species. Single or multi trunk small tree that blooms end of February into March. Pink/purple flowers blossom before leaves emerge. Shade tolerant, graceful and elegant. Reminiscent of plum blossoms.
Dwarf Yaupon Holly
Ilex Vomitoria ‘Nana’. Drought tolerant, slow growing, dark green, fine textured shrub. Inconspicuous white flowers. Easily sheared to create karikomi and tamamono shapes in the Garden.
Myrtus Communis Compacta. Drought tolerant, dark green, fine textured shrub. White or pink flowering, sometimes followed by blue colored berries. Easily sheared to create karikomi and tamamono shapes in the Garden.