Today’s specials are our low inventory level plants. One of our growers has asked us to move their low inventory level plants. Below is a list of some of the plants they have selected! Inventory levels are limited. Don’t delay. Updates on remaining Low Inventory availability will be posted here on our live plant blog as the day progresses.

Abelia x  Edward GoucherAbelia x. ‘Edward Goucher’ – We have 5 of these growing in 4 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Prefers moist, organically rich soils which drain well. Significant stem damage can be expected when winter temperatures approach zero degrees F. Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed (e.g., thin to the ground up to 1/3 of old stems and any stems lost to winter) in late winter to early spring. Zones 6 to 9. Buy Edward Goucher Abelia for $5.88 Each.

redJapanese Bloodleaf Maple – SOLD OUT.  Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly sun dappled part shade. Avoid hot and dry sites. Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Plant in a location protected from strong winds. Zones 5 to 8. SOLD OUT

AESCULUS pavia 'Red Buckeye' Red Buckeye – We have 16 of these growing in quart containers. Best if grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. Foliage appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Can be grown from seed, and may flower as early as the second or third year. Zones 4 to 8. Buy Red Buckeye for $10.44 Each.

Shadblow ServiceberryShadblow Serviceberry – We have 11 of these growing in quart containers.  Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils. Shadblow serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree which typically grows 15-30′ tall.  Zones 4 to 8. Buy Shadblow Serviceberry for $7.44 Each.

Black Chokeberry 2008Black Chokeberry SOLD OUT. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of wide range of soils, including both dry and boggy soils. Best fruit production occurs in full sun. Spreads by root suckers to form colonies. Black chokeberry is an open, upright, spreading, somewhat rounded but leggy, deciduous shrub which typically grows 3-6′ (infrequently to 9′) tall. Features clusters of 5-petaled, white flowers in spring which are followed in early autumn by blackish purple, blueberry-sized fruits which usually do not persist into winter. Zones 3 to 8. SOLD OUT.

PawpawPawpaw – We have 8 of these available in quart containers. These are 12 inches tall. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils. Will grow in shade but becomes leggy. Pawpaw is a Missouri native small understory tree or large shrub which typically grows 15-20′ tall (sometimes to 30′) and occurs in low bottom woods, wooded slopes, ravines and along streams. Often spreads by root suckers to form colonies or thickets. Large, slightly drooping, elliptical, medium green leaves (6-12″ long) retain green color well into fall before turning to a bright (but sometimes undistinguished) yellow. Cup-shaped, purple flowers (3 green sepals and 6 purple petals in two tiers) appear in spring, and give way to edible, oblong, yellowish green fruits which mature in early autumn to a dark brown. Zones 5 to 9. Buy Pawpaw for $10.20 Each.

betula bannerPaper/Canoe Birch – We have 14 of these available in quart containers. Paper birch is best grown in medium to wet, well-drained sandy or rocky loams in part shade. It is best sited in a northern or eastern exposure that receives some afternoon shade. It needs consistently moist soils. Consider using soaker hoses and bark mulches to keep the root zones cool and moist. It needs little pruning, but if necessary, prune during the dormant season. Avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running. Performs best in cool northern climates where summer temperatures rarely exceed 75 degrees F. and where root zones are generally covered with snow throughout the winter. Zones 2 to 6. Buy Paper/Canoe Birch for $7.68 Each.

Faulkner English BOxwoodFaulkner English Boxwood – We have 12 of these available in 3 inch containers. Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers sun-dappled part shade and moist, sandy loams with a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch (1-2 “). Thin plants and remove dead/damaged branches annually to improve air circulation. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, this boxwood is best sited in a sheltered location which protects it in winter from strong winds and full sun. Carefully remove heavy snow accumulations as quickly as practicable to minimize stem/branch damage. Zones 5 to 8. Buy Faulkner English Boxwood for $5.16 Each.

Green Gem BoxwoodGreen Gem Boxwood – We have 18 of these available in 2.5 inch containers. Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers sun-dappled part shade and moist, sandy loams with a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. ‘Little Gem’ is noted for requiring little pruning. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch (1-2 “). Thin plants and remove damaged branches annually to improve air circulation. In USDA Zones 4 and 5, this boxwood is best sited in a sheltered location which protects it in winter from strong winds and full sun. Carefully remove heavy snow accumulations as quickly as practicable to minimize stem/branch damage. Zones 4 to 9. Buy Green Gem Boxwood for $3.84 Each.

Common SweetshrubCommon Sweetshrub – We have 30 of these available in 3 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Grows somewhat taller in shade than in sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers rich loams. Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness. Tends to sucker and often forms colonies in the wild. Remove root suckers promptly if naturalization is not desired. Zones 4 to 9. Buy Common Sweetshrub for $4.32 Each.

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