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Edward Goucher’ Abelia – 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.
*NEW* Black Chokeberry – We have 3 of these growing in quart containers. 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. Zones 3 to 8. Buy Black Chokeberry Plants for $7.20 Each.
*NEW* Chinese Redbud – We have 17 of these available in 3 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Part shade is best in hot climates. Dislikes dry soils and heavy clays. Since this tree does not transplant well, it should be planted when young and left undisturbed. Zones 6 to 9. Buy Chinese Redbud Plants for $5.28 Each!
Red Buckeye – We have 12 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.
*NEW* Lemon Thread Cypress – We have 7 of these available in 3 inch containers. ‘Lemon Thread’ is a slow-growing, semi-dwarf, broadly-conical, shrubby variety that will typically grow to 3-5′ over the first 20 years but may eventually reach 10-12′ tall. It is noted for its bright yellow thread-like foliage. Foliage can be quite attractive in winter. Small cones appear only on mature plants. Peeling, reddish-orange bark develops on mature plants. Zones 4 to 8. Buy Lemon Thread Cypress for $5.64 Each!
Shadblow 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.
*NEW* Clethra Rudy Spice – We have 12 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. ‘Ruby Spice’ is a summersweet cultivar that is most noted for its fragrant rose-pink flowers that bloom in late summer. It was discovered in 1992 as a sport of C. alnifolia ‘Pink Spire’. It is a densely-branched, rounded, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6′ (less frequently to 8′) tall and features narrow, cylindrical, bottlebrush-like, terminal panicles (racemes to 6″ long) of extremely fragrant rose pink flowers that bloom on the current year’s growth for approximately 4-6 weeks in July and August. Zones 4 to 8. Buy Ruby Spice Clethra Plants for $4.80 Each!
Pawpaw – We have 4 of these available in quart containers. 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 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.
*NEW* Grey Dogwood – We have 39 of these available growing in quart containers. Gray Dogwood is a deciduous shrub which typically occurs in moist or rocky ground along streams, ponds, wet meadows, glade and prairie margins, thickets and rocky bluffs. It grows 10-15′ tall and features white flowers borne in terminal racemes (hence the species name of racemosa) in late spring and grayish-green, elliptic to lance-shaped leaves (2-4″ long). Foliage turns an interesting (but not always showy) dusky purplish red in fall. Terminal stems holding the flowers are distinctively red and provide interesting contrast to the clusters of small white berries which form after the flowers have dropped. Red stem color is more easily seen after the fruits are gone, and red color often persists into early winter. Zones 4 to 8. Buy Grey Dogwood Plants for $7.80 Each!
Paper/Canoe Birch – We have 13 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.
*NEW* Silver and Gold Dogwood – We have 5 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. Silver and Gold’ is a yellowtwig dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bold variegated foliage and its yellow winter stems. This is a suckering shrub that typically grows to 5-7′ tall by 6-8′ wide. Ovate to lanceolate, silvery green leaves (2-4″ long) are variegated with irregular creamy white margins. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Stems turn bright yellow in winter and are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5″ diameter) in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer. Flowers give way to clusters of whitish (sometimes with a bluish tinge) drupes in late summer. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. Zones 3 to 8. Buy Silver and Gold Dogwood Plants for $5.40 Each!
Faulkner 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.
*NEW* Scarlet Leader Cotoneaster – We have 12 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. The Scarlet Leader is a great ground cover, vigorous arching habit making a heavy mat. Dark green foliage turns red purple in winter. Bright prominent red berries. Grows to 3 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 6 to 8. Buy Scarlet Leader Cotoneaster for $4.56 Each!
Green 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.
*NEW* Dwarf Burning Bush – We have 3 of these available growing in quart containers. ‘Compactus’ is a popular burning bush cultivar. It is a deciduous shrub which is not all that “compact” since it typically grows in a mound to 10′ tall with a slightly larger spread, though it can easily be kept shorter by pruning. It features elliptic to obovate, dark green leaves (to 3″ long) which turn bright red in fall (sometimes more pinkish in shade). Fall color can be spectacular and gives rise to the common name. Small, yellowish-green flowers appear in May but are not showy. Small fruits (1/3″ red capsules) appear in fall, but are usually hidden by the foliage. Corky bark ridges on the branches of Euonymus alatus give rise to the additional common name of winged euonymus for the species. However, the corky ridges are absent or very reduced in size on the stems of ‘Compactus’. For a truly compact burning bush, Zones 4 to 8. Buy Dwarf Burning Bush Plants for $6.96 Each!
Common Sweetshrub – We have 28 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.
*NEW* American Beech – We have 2 of these available growing in 4 inch containers. Native to eastern North America, American beech is a large deciduous tree typically growing to 50-80′ (less frequently to 120′) tall with a dense, upright-oval to rounded-spreading crown. It is a low-branched tree with its mature trunk ranging from 2-3′ (less frequently 4′) in diameter. Trunks have distinctive thin, smooth, gray bark. Ovate to elliptic dark green leaves (to 5″ long) have coarse, widely-spaced marginal teeth and prominent parallel veins, each vein ending at the tip of a marginal tooth. Foliage turns golden bronze in fall. Monoecious yellowish green flowers bloom in April-May, the male flowers in drooping, long-stemmed, globular clusters and the female flowers in short spikes. Female flowers give way to triangular nuts enclosed by spiny bracts. Beechnuts ripen in fall and are edible. Zones 3 to 9. Buy American Beech Plants for $6.96 Each!
Black Knight Butterfly Bush – We have 12 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does poorly in wet conditions. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they usually grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain a better shape if cut to the ground in late winter each year. Removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will encourage additional bloom, but consider leaving final blooms in place to facilitate reseeding. Zones 5 to 9. Buy Black Knight Butterfly Bush for $4.44 Each.
*NEW* Gold Tide Forsythia – We have 33 of these available growing in quart containers. GOLD TIDE is a dwarf forsythia cultivar that is noted for its compact-spreading shape, typically growing to only 20″ tall but spreading to as much as 4′ wide. It features light yellow flowers that appear in profusion before the leaves emerge in late winter to early spring. Early bloom makes this shrub a true harbinger of spring. Ovate, medium green leaves are attractive throughout the growing season, but fall color is usually unexceptional. Zones 5 to 8. Buy Gold Tide Forsythia Plants for $7.44 Each!
Fernspray Gold Falsecypress – SOLD OUT – This compact shrub is a miniature jewel in the evergreen crown, with a slender silhouette and soft, lemon-yellow foliage with the airy, featherlike appearance of a fern frond. Valued as a container plant, edging, and accent in the patio and other small-space settings, ‘Fernspray Gold’ is an exquisite addition to the year-round garden. Grows to 10 feet tall. Zones 4 to 8.
Summersweet Clethra – We have 36 of these available growing in 2.5 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptive to a wide range of soil, moisture and light conditions. Prefers part shade and consistently moist to wet, acidic soils. Tolerates full shade, however. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Zones 3 to 9. Buy Clethra Summersweet for $3.96 Each.
Dwarf Japanese Cryptomeria – We have 24 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. Best grown in moist, rich, fertile, well- drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Site in a location protected from drying winter winds. Zones 5 to 9. Buy Dwarf Japanese Cryptomeria for $5.40 Each.
Smooth Arizona Cypress – We have 37 of these available growing in 3 inch containers. Low-maintenance, fast-growing evergreen tree with bluish-green to gray foliage and red, peeling bark. Full sun produces best growth results. Spring fertilization is recommended. Plant is drought tolerant once established. Low maintenance plant that requires very little pruning. Zones 6 to 9. Buy Smooth Arizona Cypress for $5.28 Each.
Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia – We have 22 of these available growing in quart containers. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils, with best flowering in full sun. A dwarf, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub which forms a graceful, spreading mound typically reaching 2′ in height. Tiny (to 3/4″ across) white flowers in small, upright panicles cover the shrub in early spring for 10-14 days. Medium green leaves turn an attractive deep burgundy in fall. More compact form than the species. Zones 5 to 8. Buy Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia for $5.52 Each.
Golden Peep Forsythia – We have 36 of these available growing in 2.5 inch containers. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flower production in full sun. Prune only if needed immediately after flowering. Forsythias are generally noted for having good tolerance for urban conditions. Zones 5 to 8. Buy Golden Peep Forsythia for $4.20 Each.
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