Plant gems from China©
A lot of plants native in China thrive in landscapes across the USA. Chinese plant germplasm has been continuously introduced to the USA, and used in breeding and selection. So many new cultivars with Chinese genetics have been introduced in the landscape plant market. The Chinese love plants and particularly enjoy 10 traditionally famous flowers: lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), sweet olive (Osmanthus frangrans), peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), azalea (Azalea spp.), chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.), mei flower (Prunus mume), daffodil (Narcissus spp.), rose (Rosa spp.), camellia (Camellia spp.) and cymbidium (Cymbidium spp.). Public and university breeders have focused on these taxa. In addition, many species and cultivars commonly grown in China may be of interest to growers and landscape professionals in the USA, which this manuscript will be focused on.
Peng, D., Chen, L. and Gu, M. (2017). Plant gems from China©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 333-336