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Jessica D. Lubell and Jacob A. Griffith Gardner

There is increased interest among ornamental plant growers to identify native shrubs that can be produced commercially for the nursery and landscape industry. Native shrubs must propagate readily from stem cuttings because this method yields uniform

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Melissa Bravo, Antonio DiTommaso, and David Hayes

for in the cultural landscape. The introduction dates/decade for 102 species (96 exotics and 6 introduced natives) are shown in Table 1 . The 102 species surveyed for in the cultural landscape, are best described as ornamentals (65), garden forbs (19

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Deborah Dean, Phillip A. Wadl, Xinwang Wang, William E. Klingeman, Bonnie H. Ownley, Timothy A. Rinehart, Brian E. Scheffler, and Robert N. Trigiano

escaping cultivation and hybridizing with the natively occurring V. dentatum (J. Feely, personal communication). This caveat necessitates the availability of a reliable method for identification of this popular ornamental shrub and its hybrids. A group

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Peter J. Zale, Daniel K. Struve, Pablo Jourdan, and David M. Francis

Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana (sweetbay magnolia) is a native component of the flora of the eastern U.S. coastal plain and mid-Atlantic states and is used as an ornamental plant in commercial and residential landscapes. The species is

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Fulya Baysal-Gurel and Ravi Bika

persistent ornamental shrub; however, it can be severely affected by powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera physocarpi ( Baysal-Gurel et al., 2020 ; Zlesak, 2012 ). The fungus is highly specialized and forms a close association with ninebark, and a condition

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Chao Dong, Xue Li, Yue Xi, and Zong-Ming Cheng

Pyracantha coccinea M. Roem, also called scarlet firethorn, is a member of Rosaceae. It is an evergreen thorny perennial shrub and native to southeast Europe and Asia. It was introduced to North America in the 18th century and cultivated as an

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Matthew R. Chappell, Sarah A. White, Amy F. Fulcher, Anthony V. LeBude, Gary W. Knox, and Jean-Jacques B. Dubois

Ornamental nursery production is an economically important sector of specialty crop agriculture in the United States, with 8226 growers producing nursery crops with a farm gate revenue of $4.3 billion [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2015

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Jason D. Lattier and Ryan N. Contreras

culture studies provides a foundation for development of novel hybrid lilacs. For a group of ornamental shrubs and trees that have been bred for nearly 500 years, there are still new horizons for breeders to pursue in modern lilac breeding. Literature

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Samuel G. Obae, Mark H. Brand, and Richard C. Kaitany

Japanese barberry ( Berberis thunbergii DC.) is a deciduous spiny woody shrub of the barberry family (Berberidaceae). This species is native to Japan and was introduced to the United States in the late nineteenth century ( Dirr, 1998 ). It is

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Jason D. Lattier and Ryan N. Contreras

Hibiscus is a genus belonging to Malvaceae, which represents ≈250 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs ( Van Laere, 2008 ). Rose-of-sharon or althea ( H. syriacus ) has been a staple ornamental shrub in American gardens, prized for its