There are so many native Japanese plants due simply to geography. Japan is a long, narrow, mountainous country that spans over 2,000 miles from north to south, with latitudes equivalent to Maine south to Florida.
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Garden plants from the Land of the Rising Sun ... including Aucuba, Paeonia and more.
Even though Japan is only the size of California, it has a bewildering variety of botanical treasures. The reason there are so many Japanese native plants is simple...geography. Japan is a long, narrow, mountainous country that spans over 2,000 miles from north to south, with latitudes equivalent to Maine south to Florida. With all of this varied terrain, there are a large number of eco-regions that support over 6,000 species of Japanese native plants. Here at Plant Delights Nursery, we have an enormous on-line plant catalog from which we have created this mini-catalog of garden-worthy Japanese native plants.
Japanese native plants include landscape plants such as ferns (arachniodes, athyrium, blechnum), woodland plants (arisaema, asarum), flowering perennials (aster, begonia, iris, paeonia), ornamental grasses (carex, miscanthus), groundcovers (liriope, ophiopogon), woody perennials (aucuba, boehmeria, chamaecyparis), and hardy orchids (bletilla, calanthe, cremastra). Countless beautiful varieties and cultivars of Japanese native plants have been bred by the masterful plant breeders and gardeners of Japan. We know you will love our collection of plants from Japan and if you buy some, we just might say "Domo arigato" to you. When you are ready to buy Japanese native plants for your garden, check out our online list of Japanese native plants for sale.