We much prefer using Latin names. Why? Because then we know exactly
which plant is being referred to. Common names vary according to regions,
countries, continents and sometimes even from one garden to another.
One look at the common name Sandbar willow explains our point. There
are no less than 3 willows with that name. So common names are not very
useful to nurseries! Can you imagine ordering Sandbar willow, thinking
you were getting a plant with blue stems in the winter, but ending up
with an shrub (beautiful as it is) that suckers?
Nonetheless we have compiled a list of common names, along with the