Mountain Snow™ Pieris
More heat tolerant than standard Pieris japonica, Mountain Snow offers interest in the garden with both foliage and showy blooms. New bronze-colored foliage matures to dark green; attractive, pendulous flower buds appear in summer and persist through winter before opening in early spring with beautiful ivory white flowers.
Southgate™ Rhododendron | Carolina Gardener Hot Plants
My mountain top neighbor in Huntsville grows huge rhododendrons, and when they bloom in early spring, traffic in front of his house slows to a crawl. Sadly, in warmer parts of the state, those same rhododendrons wither and die. Yes, there are a few rhododendron that can handle some heat, but the further South you go, the worse they perform, and none of the heat tolerant varieties measure up to my neighbor’s ...
Sweet Osmanthus - Tea Olive - This large evergreen shrub is a favorite in any backyard because come late summer/early fall you'll be graced by a heavenly fragrance unmatched! Great for cutting too! Moderately fast growing and will reach 10'-15' H and 8'-12' W. Just remember, the bigger, the better it smells!
Golden Mop Threadleaf False Cypress - This droopy little treasure will bring any landscape back to life. Naturally weeping, variegated evergreen shrub that will stay a nice compact 3'-4' H/W.
Jubilation Gardenia - Deep green year round foliage that produces pure white blooms spring through fall. Southern Living Plant Collection variety that stays a tidy little 3'-4' H & 3' W.
Emerald Green Arborvitae - This beautiful evergreen shrub is commonly used as a privacy fence but also makes a very nice end point. Reaches 8-12 H and only 2-3 W.