Nitrogen Fixing Plants
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Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'. In late summer and fall, the branches are laden with thousands of lavender-pink flowers...a great arching effect for a wall or mixed into a perennial border. Being leguminous and fixing their own nitrogen in soil, lespedezas prefer infertile, warm, well-drained sites — typical Vineyard sand plain conditions. Blooms on new growth so cut back hard in early spring. zone 4a-9b
Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' Wonderful willowy, metallic-silver leaves are accompanied by small clusters of mainly inconspicuous, but well-scented, yellow flowers in summer. This vigorous, deciduous shrub is ideal for a sunny border close to an entrance or well-used path, where it has space to develop its broadly pyramidal shape.
The South's Best Fragrant Plants for Your Garden
Thorny Elaeagnus - The South’s Best Fragrant Plants for Your Garden - Southernliving. This evergreen shrub has a rather rigid, sprawling, angular habit. Long, naked shoots, some of them 56 ft. long, tend to skyrocket off in all directions, creating a Medusa-like appearance. Fortunately, these shoots can be pruned away (flower arrangers prize them) to give the shrub a neater look; it also can be sheared into a nice hedge. Small, fragrant, cream-colored blossoms appear in fall.