SWEET FERN

SWEET FERN

COMPTONIA PEREGRINA

A small, aromatic mound-shaped shrub, 2-4 ft. tall, occurring in dense colonies. Multiple stems with loose, spreading branches. Long, narrow, olive-green leaves, the edges of which have rolled back edges and rounded, fern-like division. Flowers are brown catkins that appear before the leaves unfold. A small nut is enclosed in a bur-like husk. $8.50/sq. ft.