Franklinia: Franklinia alatamahain the Theaceae family was last seen 150 years ago in the wild by the Alatamaha River in Georgia. Found in 1765 by John Bartram, an amazing plant explorer who left his farm in order to study Latin in Philadelphia which he mastered in three short months. This enabled him to become a plant hunter and nurseryman. More about the Franklin Tree.
WitchHazel: Hamamelis virginianablooms in the fall unlike the oriental species which bloom in the spring. It is a source of commercial witch hazel.
Sweet Gum: Liquidamber styracifluain the Hamamelis family has an amber-coloured gummy secretion and marvellous fall colours.
Weymouth or Eastern White Pine: Pinus strobuswas named after Lord Weymouth who made extensive plantings of this pine at his Longleat estate; this is a five-needle pine which is sensitive to pollution.
Arborvitae: Thuja occidentalis was named 'occidentalis' by early explorers when they arrived on what we now call the east coast, because they thought they had indeed arrived in the west. It was used in the treatment of scurvy, because of its Vitamin C content, hence the saying "a quart of arborvitae [its common name] will make you strong and mighty."
Plants and Vines: Dutchman's Pipe: Aristolachia durioris a vigorous vine introduced by John Bartram.