1) Blechnum chilense
- This impressive evergreen fern grows in full sun to full shade.
- The Chilean Spanish name ‘Costilla de vaca’ translates into “cow’s rib” and refers to the shape of the fronds.
- This fern can be found thriving in the Chilean Entry Garden in Pacific Connections.
2) Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila
- Beautiful peeling brown bark is just one of the attributes of this Australian native.
- This snow gum can be found in the highest part of the Australian Alps straddling the Victoria-New South Wales border.
- A youthful specimen is located in the Australian Entry Garden in Pacific Connections.
3) Ginkgo biloba
- Ginkgo has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
- The Ginkgo is a living fossil; a unique species recognizably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years.
- A young ginkgo tree adorns the China Entry Garden in Pacific Connections.
4) Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Majorie Channon’
- Also known as Majorie Channon Kohuhu or variegated Kohuhu.
- Slow-growing, compact shrub. In early summer it bears bell-shaped, honey-scented, black-red flowers.
- The New Zealand Entry Garden sports three very nice specimens.
5) Rhamnus californica ‘Leather Leaf‘
- Commonly called “Leather Leaf Coffeeberry”, the Rhamnus are in the Buckthorn family.
- Its dark foliage makes it a great foil for lighter green or grey-colored plants.
- A lovely drift of Rhamnus californica ‘Leather Leaf’ can be found in the Cascadian Entry Garden in Pacific Connections.