Formal Garden Border Plant List

Formal Garden Plant List

With a central landscape bed featuring symmetrical plantings, the Formal Garden takes a contemporary spin on the traditional definition of a ‘formal’ garden.  Edible plants are utilized in ornamental seasonal displays, with surrounding beds highlighting permanent specimen plants like the Bodhi tree, Mexican fig, and false aralia.

Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Lion’

Family Name: Acoraceae
Common Name: Japanese Sweet Flag

Ananas lucidas

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Common Name: Red Spineless Pineapple
Provenance: Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela

Aloysia virgata

Family Name: Verbenaceae
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush
Provenance: Argentina, Brazil, Peru

Alpinia zerumbet

Family Name: Zingiberaceae 
Common Name: Shell Ginger
Provenance: East Asia

Angelica keiskei

Family Name: Apiaceae
Common Name: Ashitaba
Provenance: Japan

Camellia sinensis

Family Name: Theaceae
Common Name: Tea Plant
Provenance: East Asia

Coffea arabica

Family Name: Rubiaceae
Common Name: Arabian Coffee
Provenance: Ethiopia

Farfugium japonicum var. giganteum

Family Name: Asteraceae
Common Name: Giant Ligularia
Provenance: Japan

Ficus petiolaris

Family Name: Moraceae
Common Name: Rock Fig
Provenance: Mexico

Ficus religiosa

Family Name: Moraceae
Common Name: Bodhi Tree
Provenance: India and China

Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’

Family Name: Ginkgoaceae
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree

Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’

Family Name: Oleaceae
Common Name: Sunshine Privet

Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’

Family Name: Asparagaceae
Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass

Plerandra elegantissima

Family Name: Araliaceae
Common Name: False Aralia
Provenance: New Caledonia

Syzygium jambos

Family Name: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Rose Apple
Provenance: Southeast Asia