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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml) liquid measure. 

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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Plant Size for shrubs and trees Most people have never seen a shrub in a quart pot. Many garden centers don't even offer Perennials in quarts any more.  In garden centers, shrubs are generally only available in much larger containers: 1-3 gallons.  Please take a look at this photo of Quart Shrubs to get a sense of what shrubs in a quart pot look like and read about Plant Size and Age on this page so that you have realistic expectations.   We want you to be happy!  If you're not familiar with a quart size shrub you should take the time to look at these links!

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Callicarpa means 'Beautiful Seeded' -- and just when you thought Botanical nomenclature was developed just to confuse you, here's a name that exactly describes these plants!  Callicarpas are, indeed, across the board, shrubs with beautiful seeds!  And in this case, the Common Name, Beautyberry, even makes sense and echoes the Botanical Name!

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$11.99 Qt.

Callicarpa cathayana      Cathay Beautyberry         Sun Light Shade  Part Shade     Z: 5-8

Callicarpa cathayana    Cathay BeautyberryNative to China with purple, fleshy, globe-shaped berries. Pinkish-purple blooms in early summer.  C. cathayana is much more upright and less 'weeping' than most species of beautyberries, maybe it the perfect form is certain setting.  More formal looking.   Avoid excess fertilizer; use low nitrogen to avoid leginess.  Will die back in zone 5 but return in spring.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:4-8'    W: 3-6'      B/M: Pink/Summer

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

$11.99 Qt.

Callicarpa dichotoma     Purple Beautyberry        Sun Light Shade  Part Shade     Z: 5-8

Callicarpa dichotomaThe most graceful and refined of the species w/ its leaves in one plane rather than in whorls. The long slender branches arch to touch the ground at their tips. Avoid excess fertilizer; use low nitrogen to avoid legginess.  Will die back in zone 5 but return in spring.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       Ht: 2-4'    W: 4-5'       B/M:  Purple Pink/Summer

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

$11.99 Qt.

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'     Chinese Beautyberry       Sun Light Shade  Part Shade    Zone: 5-8

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'September. Introduced by the Arnold Arboretum. Callicarpa is Greek for Beautiful Fruit and it certainly has that! Berries dry beautifully for arrangements. Best fruit when cross-pollinated between several plants. Will die back in zone 5 more like a Perennial but returns in the Spring.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 3-4' W: 4-5'      B/M: Magenta Pink/Summer

 Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'    White Berried Japanese Beautyberry     Sun       Zone: 5-8

Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'Extremely effective planted in groups. This white form is a good looking plant, not readily available in commerce. Color is really better than the species, according to some. Lighter green leaves. 

Soil: Any, even moist      H: 4-6' W: 4-6'     B/M: White/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

 

$11.99 Qt.

Callicarpa mollis     Soft Japanese Beautyberry    Sun     Zone: 7-10

Callicarpa mollisUnlike the other two Japanese Beautyberries, Callicarpa mollis (which means 'soft') has furry leaves and prior to foliage drop, the berries look like they're sitting in little furry nests! Additionally, the flowers of C. mollis face down.  Opposite leaves on brown branches.  Virtually impossible to find in the trade.  Not quite as hardy as the others, 7-10.  

Soil: Well-drained      H: 4-6'  W:6-8    B/M:  Purple/6-7 

Japanese Native

Deer Resistant

$13.99 Qt.

Callicarpa shikokiana   Shikoku Beautyberry       Sun    Zone: (5*)6B-9

Callicarpa shikokianaAnother Beautyberry from southern Japan that's good for the Southern US.  (Japan obviously cornered the market on Beautyberries!)  Very rare, seen only at places like Dawes Arboretum and Raulston Arboretum.  Pink flowers develop into lilac berries with medium-green leaves and arching branches.  Unlike other Beautyberries that have clumps of berries at each leaf stem joint, Shikoku has berries that don't appear to be in round clumps but more at the stem ends.  Reports on Dave's Garden that it's been grown in Zone 5A

Soil: Well-drained      H: 4-6'  W: 4-6'    B/M: Pink/ Summer

  Japanese Native

Deer Resistant

 

Callistemon (Bottlebrush Shrubs) have 2 bloom seasons in a years time and bloom on new growth.  If you prune them back some after the first bloom, new growth will emerge and generally give a second bloom in the same year. 

 

$12.99 Qt.

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy' (Woodlander's Red)   Australian Bottlebrush    Sun   Zone: 7-10

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy' (Woodlander's Red)This stunning plant is long considered hardy only in Zone 9 and 10 but now EUREKA, Woodlander's Nursery introduces a beauty hardy to zone 7.  Oh wow!  Lovely red Bottle Brush flowers and narrow leaves.  While they're 3-5' tall, the long arching stems can reach 6-10'.  The leaves are evergreen and despite appearance, actually soft to touch.  Tawny olive winter color. 

Soil: Well-drained    H: 3-5'  W: 3-5'     B/M:  Red/ Early spring

Evergreen

Attracts Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant

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"My order just arrived and I have to tell you I'm more than pleased--they are the best quality mail-order plants I have EVER received!  Your packing is exceptionally careful and the plants themselves are perfect.  There isn't a damaged leaf in the entire order and there is no indication of any stress.  I'm so happy to have discovered your nursery in an internet search.  I plan on placing a much larger order in the fall.  Thanks for caring so much for these beautiful plants."

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Campsis or Trumpet Vines (of which there are many) are Listed on the Vines Page 

 

  Caryopteris attract Queen Butterflies from miles away - okay, 'maybe' a slight exaggeration but if you love butterflies you need a Caryopteris or two!  

$12.99 Qt.

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Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'    Variegated Blue Curls      Sun Light Shade  Part Shade  Zone:  (5)6-9  

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'A vigorous grower. The very dark blue flowers with a little 'curl' at the end, catch the rays of sun and bend them like a prism. A herbaceous Caryopteris, rather than woody, it dies back to the ground in winter. Self seeds. Highly variegated foliage.  Clump-forming. AKA, Caryopteris nepalensis. From Japan. (Technically not a shrub but it gets as big as a shrub, so here it is!)  When we first saw it in Cole Burrell's garden we were just stunned!  Lovely!

Soil: Well-drained     H: 48-72" W:          B/M:  Dark Blue/9-10

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

 

 

$15.99 Qt.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT912' PPAF BEYOND MIDNIGHT™   Bluebeard     Sun      Zone: 5-9

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT912' PPAF (Beyond Midnight™)   BluebeardYou're going to love this new Bluebeard with VERY dark blue flowers, shiny foliage and compact habit. Classic mounding form.  Butterflies love it but not so deer!  Make a space (doesn't have to be big) for this fabulous Caryopteris.

Soil:  Loose, loamy best      H: 24-30"  W: 24-36"       B/M: Dark Blue/7-9

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$13.99 Qt.

Caryopteris 'Inoveris' PP17837   GRAND BLUETM   Compact Bluebeard  Sun  Z: 5-9    

Caryopteris 'Inoveris'A new compact cultivar with a much longer flowering period. Dark green foliage sets off deep blue flowers. Blooms are packed tightly along the stem, for a very dense bloom set. In side by side trials, this was the definite winner. This will become the Industry Standard in compact Bluebeard's.  Dark green, glossy foliage.

Soil:  Loose, loamy best     H: 30" W: 30"      B/M: Dark blue/7-9

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$10.99 Qt.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'        Bluebeard, Longwood Blue   Sun     Zone: 5-9

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'Every garden should have a Caryopteris. Mounded shrub with spectacular blue flowers when few other shrubs are blooming. Pleasant scent. 'Longwood Blue' is from the famed Longwood Gardens and has the same wonderful shape as all Caryopteris do -- a very symmetrical globe.  It has nice silver-gray foliage.  One of the larger Caryopteris.  A Missouri Botanical Garden 'Great Plants' Selection.

Soil:  Loose, loamy best        H:36-48"   W: 36-48"         B/M: Bright blue/7-9

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

Missouri Botanical Garden - Great Plants

$12.99 Qt.

Caryopteris incana 'Jason' ppaf (Sunshine Blue®)       Bluebeard       Sun Light Shade    Zone:  5-10  

Caryopteris incana 'Jason'A dramatic improvement over other Yellow foliage Caryopteris.  This is the new standard!  Stronger growing than 'Worcester Gold' and it also has larger, brighter yellow foliage.  Additionally, it has rich purple-blue blooms that leave the old varieties paling in comparison.  Like all Caryopteris, wonderful for late season shrub blooms especially in the color blue which is hard to come by in fall bloomers.  Hardy in zone 5 but will experience some die-back but returns quickly in spring.

Soil: Well-drained    H:36-48"  W:36-48"      B/M: Amethyst Blue/9-10

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$13.99 Qt.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'MiniBleu' PP146748  PETIT BLUETM     Compact Bluebeard Sun Z: 5-9  

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'MiniBleu'A dramatic improvement over an already great shrub.  Developed in Angers, France by noted plantsman Jean-Paul Devasse of Minier Nurseries.  This superior form with loads of dark, deep, intense blue flowers over dark, glossy green foliage.  Compact branching & short internodes, which means more blooms per stem, result in an intense floral display creating a magnet, like all Caryopteris, for butterflies.  A COLOR CHOICE selection.  One of the shortest Caryopteris in the trade.

Soil:  Loose, loamy best        H: 24-30"   W: 36"        B/M: Deep blue/7-9

Deer Resistant 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$12.99 Qt.

 

Castanea mollissima       Chinese Chestnut      Full Sun      Zone: 4-8

Castanea mollissima     Chinese Chestnut for it's nuts but also a wonderful shade tree with showy, fragrant flowers in June.  Good fall color.  Doesn't mind summer heat and humidity.  Drought tolerant when established but needs watering in youth.  Planting more than one tree facilitates cross-pollination and generally better nut production.   A medium size trees, generally to 40' it occasionally (rarely) reaches 60'.  Resistant (but not immune) to Chestnut blight.  Perfect for "roasting on an open fire" with "Jack Frost nipping at your nose..."

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 40-60'  W: 40-60'       B/M: Yellowish White/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native
 

*Cephalotaxus harringtonia Hardiness:  Most sources say Zone 6 but per: Tripp, Kim E. 1995. Cephalotaxus: the plum yews. Arnoldia 55(1): 24-39 they'll take Zone 5.   Please note, like Boxwoods,  Cephalotaxus are very small as year old plants.  That's their nature.  

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$13.99 Qt.

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'       Japanese Plum Yew     Full SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade      Zone: (*5)6-9

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'The 2-3" long leaves are black-green and spirally arranged on the stems. A rotund-columnar form of Japanese Plum Yew. Needs moist soil when young, then is drought tolerant. A deer-resistant substitute for Japanese Yew. (Note this is not a true Yew, but it's common name is Plum Yew.)

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 10'  W: 6-9'   Berries: Reddish Brown

Japanese Native

Deer Resistant

Evergreen

$11.99 Qt.

Ceratostigma griffithii 'Snow Flurries'    Burmese Plumbago       Full SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade        Zone:  7-10

Ceratostigma griffithii 'Snow Flurries'    Burmese PlumbagoA very large form of Leadwort or Plumbago, typical in height to the species but VERY wide with 5' long arching stems with typical small green leave and WHITE flowers in Fall. Beyond rare in the trade and oh so wonderful!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 3'  W: 8'      B/M: White/Fall

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

Evergreen

What you're saying about us...

I got my tree today!!!!! I have had three other companies send me this tree! I admit the first one I killed (forgot to bring it in when we had frost) The others were dried out twigs without ANY buds!
Then this beauty arrived today!! It even smelled great when I opened the box!!!  Thank You! You have a customer for life and I will be telling all of my fellow garden club members!!

William in Martinsville, VA 06-08

 

$12.99 Qt.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum       Katsuratree        SunLight Shade    Zone: 4-8

Cercidiphyllum japonicumRoyal Horticulture Society Plant of Merit Award and they featured it as the October Plant of the Month in 2007 which is appropriate since it's at it's best in Fall with leaves of yellow, orange, reds and pinks which are most spectacular in Acid soil. However, it's also beautiful in spring when leaves emerge reddish purple, maturing to medium green with a slight bluish tinge. An unusual but easy to grow, medium size shade tree.  This ancient treasure has been on earth for many millions of years!  The dying leaves in Fall emit the powerful and pleasant fragrance of caramelized sugar, apples or cinnamon!   Discovered in Japan but originally from China.

Soil: Acid to Neutral, Well-drained    H:40-60'  W: 25-60'      B/M:  Red/3-4

Deer Resistant

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Quince

A striking burst of color on a very, very brave plant.  When all other plants shudder, shake, cower and stay as warmly curled up as possible, Quince steps out and braves the unpredictable early spring weather and provides the truly much needed color that we're all just dying for at the end of winter.  And then, in Fall,  it kindly provides fruit for Quince Jelly. 

*Hummingbirds??  In certain areas!  

Chaenomeles speciosa and C. japonica bloom in early spring when most hummingbirds are just barely beginning to arrive at their nesting destinations across the country. But in the deserts of southern California, the small flowers exude welcomed nectar while young Costa's hummingbirds, still in their nest, require an ever-increasing quantity of food.

$10.99 Qt.

Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'     Double Peach Quince        Zone: 4-8    Full SunLight ShadePart Shade 

Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'A fully double, peach colored flower in April. This is a stunning Quince. The red and white blooming forms of Quince have been popular for years but they'd better step back, because Cameo's double peach blooms are going to take the trade by storm.   Michael Dirr says if he could only have one Quince in his yard, this would be it!  THORNLESS!

Soil: Most any but wet        H: 4-5'  W: 4-5'          B/M: Double peach/3-4

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

Attracts Hummingbirds*

 

$15.99 Qt.

Thornless, fruitless DOUBLE!

Chaenomeles DOUBLE TAKETM 'Orange Storm' PPAF     Double Flowering Quince   Z: 5-8    Full SunLight ShadePart Shade 

Chaenomeles Double Take 'Orange Storm'A new Quince in the trade that WILL make you do a double take!  With big bold orange flowers that look like a Camellia -- double flowers in early spring and WITHOUT THORNS OR FRUIT!  Well honestly, unless you want to make Quince jelly, the fruit isn't overly attractive.  It's extremely drought tolerant once established.  Superb for hedges, in masses and for flower arrangements!  This is a deep, deep, near red orange.  This isn't pumpkin orange - it's deep reddish orange.

Soil: Most any but wet        H: 3-4'  W: 3-4'          B/M: Double Reddish Orange/3-4

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

Attracts Hummingbirds*

$15.99 Qt.

Chaenomeles DOUBLE TAKETM 'Pink Storm' PPAF     Double Flowering Quince   Z: 5-8    Full SunLight ShadePart Shade 

Chaenomeles Duble Take 'Pink Storm' And a 2nd new Quince similar to 'Orange Storm' with but with bold double salmon pink blooms if that fits your plant palette better.  Oo-la-la -- either one is delicious!  Color is in the eyes of the beholder but we see this bloom as Deep Salmon Pink, aging to scarlet, not a true pink.  Thorn-less and fruitless

Soil: Most any but wet        H: 4-5'  W: 4-5'          B/M: Double Deep Salmon Pink/3-4

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

Attracts Hummingbirds*

$15.99 Qt.

Chimonanthus praecox      Winter Sweet   Full SunLight Shade      Zone: 6-9

Chimonanthus praecoxAn unknown, unassuming plant that delivers the same impact in your garden in gray days of winter as when you're walking thru a mall and some store (Victoria's Secret comes to mind) is pumping scent out the door!  Ranking up there with magnolias, lilacs and winter honeysuckle in the scent department, the fragrance is not overpowering but spicy and lemon-like and romantic.  Like lilacs, most of the year it doesn't add anything to the garden but its mass, which isn't unattractive, just not particularly noticeable.  HOWEVER, the scent in the dreary dead of winter earns this plant a spot in your shrub border.  Just under-plant it with bulbs and let a Clematis or other vine scramble around through it for interest if you need to dress it up for the other season when it isn't the absolute star of the garden. Has fairly nice yellow fall color. Prune/thin immediately after flowering.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained       H:12'   W: 10'       B/M:  Pale yellow/Late Winter

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Chionanthus retusus        Chinese  Fringe Tree      Full Sun          Zone:  5-8

Chionanthus retusus        Chinese  Fringe TreeA large shrub that can be grown as a small tree. Gray bark may be peeling or tightly ridged. Leaves leathery & lustrous. Just as beautiful as the Virginia Fringe Tree and with the advantage that it will take limey as well as acid soil. Looks like a dome of snow. Handsome, even when not in flower. Blue Berries follow blooms. Withstands heat well. Shown to best advantage with a dark or shady background.

Soil: Deep, fertile, acid is best but not needed.   H: 15-25'  W:    B/M: White- 3"x 4" panicles / 5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant

$15.99 Qt.

 

X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'       Full Sun ( Light ShadePart Shade in cool or low humidity summers*)      Zone:  6-9 

X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'A Russian hybrid, oddly enough, of two American plants - Chilopsis and Catalpa - the 'X' denotes a hybrid between two different genera.  First hybridized in Tashkent (capital of Uzbekistan) in the 1960s, it was brought to the U. S. in 1977.   Early, long bloomers and not a bit fussy.  Catalpa-like flowers in upright racemes with 15-40 flowers per raceme at the branch ends in summer.  And now we have the 'cultivar' 'Morning Cloud':  Sterile tubular flowers with contrasting red veins and a delightful white petticoat edge to the blooms from June through August.  Sterile.  Oooo-la-la!  *It can develop powdery mildew in areas with hot, humid summers IF planted in shade - stick to full sun in those areas.  Moist but well-drained best but drought tolerant when established.

Soil: Moist but well-drained best   H: 10-15'  W: 10-15'      B/M:  White/6-8

US Native Plants

hybrid between 2 US species

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