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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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$11.99 Qt.

Cistus × pulverulentus 'Sunset'    Hardy Rock Rose     Zone:7-10        Sun

Cistus × pulverulentus 'Sunset'A HARDY Zone 7, medium size Rock Rose!  A moderate to fast grower, it has 2" flowers of deep rose pink which grace this dense, low shrub. Silvery-gray EVERGREEN leaves add interest and texture.   The conspicuous single, papery blooms look like wild rose blossoms but last only one day -- however -- they come in such mass profusion that they literally cover the plant and you can count blooms for months, heavy in the spring then for the next several months!  Wow!  When temperatures go over 90 degrees, blooming may stop.  This is truly, truly an amazing plant.  From Southern Europe.  

Note on the zone:  while many sources on the Internet say this is hardy only to zone 8, our plug supplier as well as Forrest Farm and Trevena Cross Nursery in England all say hardy to zone 7.  Plant Delights says of other varieties "7B (at least)".  I think, like our Salvia greggiis, which we KNOW are hardy to Zone 7A, because we've grown them, that possibly the Cistus just haven't been tested.  We feel confident that, despite popular opinion, this plant will be hardy in Zone 7 when planted in well-drained soil and established before winter.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 26-36"  W: 24-36"        B/M: Deep rose pink/7-9

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this hybrid

 

 

Clematis  are listed on the Vines Page unless they are shrubby Clematis, in which case, they are listed below.

$13.99 Qt.

Clematis fremontii       Fremonts Leather Flower     Zone: 4-9     SunLight ShadePart Shade

Clematis fremontii       Fremonts Leather FlowerClematis fremontii is a very unique non-climbing shrub like clematis with erect-stemmed branches. Forms dense clumps over time with purple to white bell shaped flowers. Flowers produce attractive seed heads. Tolerates dry, rocky soils once established. Will grow under Black Walnuts and is deer resistant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:9-12"  W:12-18"        B/M:   Purple to white/4-5

 

$13.99 Qt.

Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'    Virgin's Bower, Shrubby Clematis       Z: 3-9          SunLight ShadePart Shade

Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'   Virgin's Bower, Shrubby Clematis'China Purple' has gorgeous dark blue-purple blooms instead of the more usual light blue.  Great as an airy ground cover or lovely in the border.  Tubular flowers with curved back petals are fragrant and remind one a bit of a Hyacinth.  Great for cut flowers and speaking of cutting, cut back to about 3" tall in the spring!

Soil: Rich, well-drained      H: 2-4'   W: 3'             B/M: Dark blue-purple/7-9

 

$14.99 Qt.

Clematis heracleifolia 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'    Virgin's Bower, Shrubby Clematis    Z: 3-9          SunLight ShadePart Shade

Clematis heracleifolia 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'    Virgin's Bower, Shrubby ClematisA non-vining or bush Clematis with lustrous, dark green leaves.  In summer AND autumn it produces a profusion of small, pale violet flowers with very fluffy white stamens which give the blooms eergy!  Described by Christopher Lloyd as giving "a delightfully frosty look on a hot day." Good as a billowy ground cover or scrambling over tree stumps or fences or over stones.  The flowers assert themselves strongly against the bold leaves. * 5-6' long stems will reach 3' in height if not supported.

Soil: Rich, well-drained      H: 3' *   W: 3'             B/M: Pale violet/7-9

 

$11.99 Qt.

Clematis recta 'Purpurea'    Shrubby Clematis      Zone: 3-9    Sun

Clematis recta 'Purpurea'Fragrant, lacy, white flowers in May-July, followed by fluffy, silvery seed heads. Maroon-ish gray foliage. Prefers alkaline, moist soil in sun. A NON-CLIMBING clematis. Long-lived. Keep mulch away from stems. FRAGRANT! Can be trained to a support if desired 

Soil: Moist but well-drained, alkaline        H: 3-4'   W: 3-4'     B/M: White/5-7

 

$11.99 Qt.

Clerodendrum trichotomum   Harlequin Glory Bower      Zone:  (6)7-9*   Part Shade

Clerodendrum trichotomumUpright small shrub (can be pruned to a tree in warmer zone) that is so stunning in bloom or in berry that you will stop dead in your tracks! We did, the first time we saw it. Flowers start into July and continue even as the berries start to form. The berries are even more stunning that the flowers. Yup, that's right. Needs some shade from the mid-day sun.  MOBOT says Zone 7-9 but U. of Arkansas says zone 6-9 however, it's hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit according to Kew Gardens.  This would be Zone 7.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 10-20'  W: 10-20'      B/M: White/7-9    Fruit: Red berries with blue bracts

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$19.99 Qt.

Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii     Harlequin Glory Bower      Zone:  6-9   Part Shade

Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii With smoother leaves than the species, though the veins are clearly visible.  Fragrant white flowers in August & Sept come from pinkish calyces and are very attractive.  Blue berries follow and sit within the now turning crimson calyces.  A terrific fall display of red and blue.  RHS AWARD of GARDEN MERIT.  According to U. of Ark., the form fargesii is a bit more hardy.  Hardy to -4 degrees Fahrenheit according to Kew Gardens.  This would be Zone 6.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 10-15'  W: 10-15'      B/M: White/7-9    Fruit: Red berries with blue bracts

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Clethra acuminata   Cinnamon or Cinnamonbark Clethra, Mountain Pepperbush    Zone: 5-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Clethra acuminataA endangered, small deciduous native tree found in the Appalachian region.  It's Common Name comes from the cinnamon color of the inner bark which is revealed as the outer layers peal away, an effect especially noticeable in winter.  Long white spires of bell shaped flowers, resembling Lily of the Valley, appear in early summer when few other trees or shrubs are in bloom, opening sequentially from base to tip and are a good source of Butterfly Nectar.  Often needs some pruning to maintain a tree form as opposed to a large shrub form.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 12-20'    W:       B/M: White/5-6

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$14.99 Qt.

Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb'ppaf    VANILLA SPICE Compact Summersweet    Zone: 3-9   SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade 

Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb'A real winner, this new introduction!  The dime-size blooms are about double the size of others.  The bloom stalks reach a staggering 10-12" long and all this on a compact shrub, much more agreeable to smaller yards than the rangy species.  It also blooms longer than most!

Soil: Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok     H: 3-6'  W:  3-6'     B/M: White/7-8+

  Attracts Hummingbirds

 Attracts Butterflies

Trademarked Plant

$12.99 Qt.

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'    Summersweet, Hummingbird Dwarf     Zone:3-9      SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'Good yellow to gold fall color. Excellent for4-6 weeks of summer flower. Good plant for heavy shade & wet spots. 2-6" long panicles of flower, TREMENDOUS FRAGRANCE, clean winter habit, handsome foliage. TDF shrub -- To Die For!

Soil:  Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok     H: 3-4' W: 4-5'      B/M: White/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$12.99

 

Clethra alnifolia 'Crystalina' PP#21,561   SUGARTINATM  COMPACT Summersweet  Z:3-9  SunPart ShadeFull Shade   

Clethra alnifolia 'Crystalina' PP#21,561      Red Twig Clethra, SummersweetA seedling selected from Clethra 'Ruby Spice' at NC State and patented because it's just Sugar Sweet.  This form is compact, topping out at 2-3' and 3-4' wide.  Flowers in bottlebrush-like, upright panicles to 6" tall for 4-6 weeks in July and August.   Dark glossy, tight, dense foliage that warms to a yellow in Autumn.  An improved dwarf selection that even works in the back of the Perennial Border. 

Soil:  Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok      H: 2-3'  W: 3-4'      B/M: White/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'   Summersweet, Ruby Spice   Zone:3-9      SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'One of the very best, most versatile shrubs that we grow. Ruby Spice has 2-6" intense deep rose flowers that don't fade. Good yellow to gold fall color. Excellent for 4-6 weeks of summer flower. Good plant for heavy shade & wet spots. TREMENDOUS spicy cinnamon floral FRAGRANCE, clean winter habit, handsome foliage. Prune after flowering.

Soil:  Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok      H: 3-6'  W: 3-6'      B/M: Deep rose /7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Clethra alnifolia 'Sherry Sue'   Red Twig Clethra, Pink Blooming Summersweet    Z:3-9     SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade    

Clethra alnifolia 'Sherry Sue'A breakthrough in Summersweets!  It has all the same wonderful qualities of the species and various cultivars but has a RED STEM.  Originating at Dodd and Dodd Nursery in Alabama, 'Sherry Sue' displays bright pinkish-red twigs throughout the growing season.  This pink pigmentation also grades into the blooms, yielding pink tones in the flowers! 

Soil:  Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok      H: 5-6'    W: 5-6'      B/M: PALE PINK/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'   Summersweet, Sixteen Candles Dwarf    Zone:3-9      SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade 

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'An improved dwarf selected by Michael Dirr from a group of open pollinated Hummingbird' seedlings. It has superior dense, mounded habit and larger blooms. The dark green foliage sets off the sensuous fragrant white flowers in mid-summer. Good yellow fall color. Much more erect and not floppy like Hummingbird. Candle -like blooms, hence the name.  

Soil:  Moist, acid best; Ave.moisture ok      H: 20" W: 20"     B/M: White/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Clethra barbinervis     Japanese Clethra     Zone: 5-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Clethra barbinervisAcquired when we bought out a Rare Plant Nursery.  A fast growing, deciduous shrub or small tree.  Numerous wonderfully fragrant white flowers in 4-6" long racemes in late summer when the color is needed in the shrub/tree plantings.  Smooth peeling gray to reddish-brown bark.  Persistent fruit capsules are attractive.  Red foliage in Fall with blooms still attached.   Looks like a Sourwood (Oxydendron) Bush!  Totally beautiful in Fall!

Soil: Moist, fertile         H: 10-20'  W:        B/M: White/7-8

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds Attracts Butterflies

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  Cornus and Deer Resistance.  The Cornus Genus is mixed.  Some are 'seldom' severely damaged where others are 'occasionally' severely damaged (which is still a step above 'often' severely damaged which applies to none in the Genus - all are somewhat deer resistant) but those with a deer symbol are 'seldom' severely damaged (our criterion for putting the symbol up for any plant) and the rest are 'occasionally' severely damaged but not often (C. mas and C. alternifolia).  If you have a high population, you might want to avoid those two.  

$12.99 Qt.

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'      Variegated Red Twig Dogwood     Part Shade    Zone: 2-8

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' Gray green leaves, broadly margined with cream or white on burgundy red stems makes this very eye-catching.  Vigorous, upright growth in any moist soil, even soggy.  In winter, the red stems can be riveting, especially against the snow but also has year round interest.  Starts blooming in May and flowers sporadically all summer.  White berries with tints of blue and green follow around June/July.  2005 Great Plant Pick.  Native to Siberia, Manchuria, N. Korea

Soil:  Most any but dry   H: 10'  W: 10'    B/M:  White/5-9 sporadically

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus alternifolia   Pagoda Dogwood    Zone:  3-7    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cornus alternifoliaA spreading, horizontal branching pattern give a wonderful layered look to this dogwood.  Slow to moderate grower.  2-5" alternate leaves turn a outstanding maroon to reddish purple color in the fall.  Clusters of greenish white flowers in late summer which are fragrant give way to purplish black berries on red stems in Fall.  Very Disease resistant.  Keep root zone cool with mulch.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:15-25'  W: 15-30'   B/M:   White/4-5

 

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus alternifolia 'W. Stackman' PP11287  GOLDEN SHADOWSTM   Pagoda Dogwood  Z: 3-7  SunLight Shade Part Shade

A new Pagoda Dogwood with beautiful leaf colors on the large heart shaped leaves that emerge from the distinct horizontal branching of Cornus alternifolia. The new growth is flushed with shades of reddish orange. The leaves then turn to a bright yellow color and are speckled with a irregular green thumbprints.  Best in warmer areas in part-shade so leaves don't scorch and it's so pretty in some shade!

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:10-12'  W: 12-14'   B/M:   White/4-5

 

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus canadensis   Bunchberry, Crackerberry, Pigeonberry, Squirrelberry    Zone: 2-7    Light ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus canadensisA low, deciduous, rhizomatous shrublet, a mere 2-8" tall with tiny white clusters of flowers surrounded by four large white bracts, which give the appearance of a single bloom.  (This is true for the Dogwood Tree as well, and the blooms of Bunchberry look just like them -- only down on the ground!)  A charming plant.  A red drupe (loved by Grouse and Vireos) follows the blooms in Fall.  Native.  Please note, Moose love this plant, so if you have Moose in your neighborhood, you might want to pick something else...  This plant which is native to about half the country and is threatened in many places.  Host Plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly.

Soil: Cool, acid to neutral soil,  well-drained    H: 3-8"  W: Slowly indef.   B/M: White/5-6

US Native Plants

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$10.99 Qt.

Cornus kousa var. chinensis    Chinese Dogwood    Zone:  5-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cornus kousa var. chinensisA Japanese/Chinese Native that has better resistance to disease and better cold hardiness than our Native Dogwood WHEN that matters.  Our Native in an acceptable zone and in an open planting area where leaves don't pile up around the based, air circulation is good, etc. is a GREAT plant.  But this offers a better solution in woodland areas and in colder areas.  Blooms are 3-5" across, similar to our native but a couple of weeks later and you can extend the show by planting both.  The pinkish red berry is significantly different and reminds me a bit of a raspberry.  Foliage turns reddish purple to scarlet in Fall.  The casual observer will often confuse the two in bloom -- they look quite alike but the blooms are a tad bigger and later.  MOBOT Plant of Merit.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 15-30'  W:       B/M:  White/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Cornus mas        Cornelian Cherry Dogwood         Zone 4-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cornus mas        Cornelian Cherry DogwoodA multi-stemmed, low-branching deciduous shrub with yellow blooms generally reaching 15-20' in height and width but can be trained as a small tree by removal of lower branches and suckers.  The star-like flowers borne in umbels in late winter to early spring appear before the foliage and give way to tiny red drupes which can be used in jellies and syrups.  The Drupes persist into Fall and are eaten by birds.  It has attractive grayish brown bark which exfoliates on the mature branches.  Useful for very early spring bloom and can be used as a hedge, screen or specimen plant.  Will naturalize in woodland areas.   European Native.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 15-25'   W: 15-25'      B/M: Yellow/3

 

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus pumila      Dogwood, Dwarf Red Tip       Zone:4-7     SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cornus pumila      Dogwood, Dwarf Red TipImpressive form & foliage. New growth emerges red to create a beautiful contrast w/ the rich green mature foliage. The red tip foliage is prominent all summer long. Habit is a dense, pleasing irregular mound. Rare. Really, really rare! Use for massing groundcover, interesting low hedge, shrub border or foundations.

Soil:  Consistently moist but well-drained     H: 2-4'  W: 2-4'     B/M:  White/Spring

$11.99 Qt.

 

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'       Bloodtwig Dogwood         Zone: 5-7  

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'       Bloodtwig DogwoodShowy fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer. Best known for the yellow stems tipped with red during the winter after the showy golden yellow leaves drop. Flowers give way to clusters of dark purple drupes appear after flowering. Attracts birds and butterflies.  Pruning is not required, but many choose to cut back all plant stems to 1' in late winter each year to promote the best winter stem color. There will be a loss of some but the flowers are small and the trade off for better stems makes cutting back useful.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 5-6'   W: 5-6'       B/M:   White/5-6

 Attracts Butterflies

 

Cornus sericeaRed or Yellow Twig Dogwoods

Here's a great article about Red Twig Dogwoods from one of our favorite plant websites - Paghat's Garden!  Spring prune to keep new more intensely colored stems coming in Winter.

 

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus sericea    Red-Osier/Red Twig Dogwood          Zone: (2)3-8         SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus sericea    Red-Osier/Red Twig DogwoodA multi-stemmed, stoloniferous native shrub found from Canada down to Arizona and new Mexico.   A large shrub for gardens with some room but especially in mass, against snow in winter, they will make people stop their car to look! Stems are purple red from Fall through winter. White to pale blue fruit in Fall that are as ornamental if not more so than the white blooms.  Good for hillsides and boundaries/hedges.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 6-10'   W: 6-10'        B/M:  White /4-5

US Native Plants

 

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'    Red-Osier/Red Twig Dogwood  Zone: 3-8   SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'Cornus sericea 'Cardinal is a rapid growing, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub which grows much taller than other cultivars -- reaching 6-9'.  With a rounded loose habit, like all, it spreads -- is stoloniferous.  It's bright red winter stems are exceptionally showy -- especially again snow.  2.5" clusters of white flowers appear in late spring and continue here and there throughout summer.  Flowers are followed by whitish (occasionally bluish) drupes in late summer, probably more ornamental than the blooms.  Dark green 2-4" leaves turn attractive reddish purple in Fall.  Good for property boundaries, screens.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 6-9'   W: 8-12'       B/M:   /4-5

$12.99 Qt.

 

Cornus sericea 'Farrow' PP18523  ARTIC FIRETM   Red-Osier/Red Twig Dogwood  Zone: 3-7   SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus sericea 'Farrow'A COMPACT selection of the industry favorite C. baileyi that is half as tall and with twice as many branches.  And twice as many branches means twice the wow power in winter when the red twigs are strutting their stuff.  A great breakthrough for smaller gardens or residential landscapes.  The sensational stems are excellent for cut stems at Christmas in decorations.  This plant is listed elsewhere as C. stolonifera but Missouri Botanical garden specifically says it's NOT stoloniferous and is, in fact, a form of C. sericea. (The same confusion exists of the parent C. baileyi (syn. C. sericea ssp. sericea)  The important implication of this information is that it doesn't spread wildly.  Spring prune to keep new more intensely colored stems to come in Winter.

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

 

$12.99 Qt.

Cornus sericea 'Hedgerows Gold'  (Hedgerow's) Variegated Redtwig (Red-osier) Dogwood   Z: 3-8 SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cornus sericea 'Hedgerows Gold'Bright golden yellow and emerald green variegated leaves clothe deep red stems. From 100' away this plant will catch your eye! Interesting every season of the year. A new discovery from the Northwest, it blooms with big domes of white blooms in April and May. Hard prune to ground in early spring to renew colorful stems every 2-3 yrs.  Can be used as a hedge, screen or as part of the shrub border.  Spring prune to keep new more intensely colored stems to come in Winter.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 3-6'   W:3-6'      B/M: White/4-5

$11.99 Qt.

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'     Dwarf Kelsey Redtwig Dogwood      Zone: 3-8  SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'Interesting dark red stem color makes it suitable for shrub border. Great for holding banks. Beautiful in the snow. Best in moist or well-watered soil. Low-growing, neat, compact form looks good in front of leggy shrubs. The red stems aren't quite as showy as the species BUT the plant is much more well-behaved and compact -- better if you have a smaller area to work with.

Soil: Any, even wet   H:24"  W:36"+         B/M:  White/5-6

$12.99 Qt.

Cornus sericea 'Neil' PPAF (PUCKER UPTM)    Redtwig Dogwood      Zone: 3-8  SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Cornus sericea 'Neil' PPAF (PUCKER UPTM)    Redtwig Dogwood The glossy, puckered leaves on this red stemmed dogwood truly make it unique in the garden. Thick foliage that looks like crinkled green aluminum foil helps reduce the chances of leaf spot. Bright red winter stems add to this native shrubs year-round garden appeal.

Soil: Any, even wet   H:3-4'  W: 4-5'         B/M:  White/4-5

 

$11.99 Qt.

Corylopsis pauciflora      Buttercup Winterhazel, Winter Hazel      Zone: 6-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Corylopsis paucifloraA deciduous small to medium size shrub from Japan and Taiwan.  A slow growing, restrained, wonderful plant with dark green leaves that turn yellow to golden in Fall.  Fragrant buttercup yellow flowers dangle in small chains in very early Spring on slender brown zig-zag stems.  A good alternative to the common Forsythia as it's more refined and shapely.  The flowers occur along the whole length of the branches.  The delicate blooms are followed by equally delicate, strikingly beautiful  green leaves, narrowly bordered in spring in reddish-purple.    Great Plant Pick - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Moist, acidic well-drained      H: 4-6' eventually  W:4-6'     B/M: Yellow/2-4

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$11.99 Qt.

Corylopsis spicata    Spike Winterhazel        Zone:5-8    Sun

Corylopsis spicataA wide-spreading shrub that forms an attractive mass of crooked, flexible branches. "I have seen specimens ... in flower and they were spectacular. Ranks at the top of my list of early flowering shrubs. They bring a magnificent presence to the landscape." (M. Dirr) Leaves emerge a rich vinous purple, eventually change to bluish green. Great w/ an evergreen backdrop.  Great Plant Pick - Miller Botanical Garden.  Native to Japan.

Soil:  Acid, well-drained   H: 4-6'   W: 4-6'     B/M: Yellow, fragrant/3-4

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$13.99 Qt.

Corylopsis spicata 'Aurea'    Golden Spike Winterhazel        Zone:5-8    Sun

Identical to the species but with golden foliage above a mass of crooked branches.  As magnificent as the species but with another bonus, the gorgeous golden foliage.

Soil:  Acid, well-drained   H: 4-6'   W: 4-6'     B/M: Yellow, fragrant/3-4

 

$11.99 Qt.

Corylopsis veitchiana      Veitch's Winter Hazel       Full SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 6-9

Corylopsis veitchianaA large shrub from China. that is one of the most beautiful of the winter hazels.  Flowering in late march to early April it fills the blooming gap between winter and spring.  Like it's relatives, it blooms on bare stems all the better to appreciate the large yellow blooms which are stupendous!  Weeping racemes reaching to 3" are composed of up to 15 small, buttery-yellow fragrant blooms with red anthers.  As they fade the pretty leaves appear, dark green above, blue-green beneath and 4" long, turning straw yellow in Fall.

Soil: Rich, well-drained         H: 5-10'   W: 5-10'        B/M:  Yellow/Spring

  Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$12.99 Qt.

Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' PP#13082    GOLDEN SPIRITTM    Smoke Tree      Sun     Zone: 5-8

Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' PP#13082    GOLDEN SPIRIT tmMost Smoke Trees are known for the 'smoke' but not so 'Golden Spirit'.  In some years, it might not bloom at all but with this Smoke Tree, it's not about the Smoke -- it's all about the Flame!  Grown for it stunning golden foliage, often bronzed at the tip when emerging which turns brilliant fiery shades of orange and red in Fall!    Doesn't sun scorch like many golden plants.  At the 1999 Planetarium (Boskoop, Holland), Golden Spirit Smoke Tree won the Gold Medal Award for the "Best New Plant Introduction"

Soil: Well-drained    H: 6-10'  W: 3-6'        B/M: Pink/5-7 but shy to bloom

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Cotinus coggygria x obovatus 'Grace'      Hybrid Smoke Tree      Sun     Zone:4-8

Cotinus coggygria x obovatus 'Grace'A hybrid between between C. coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’ and our native C. obovatus. The cross was designed to bring some of the purple foliage from ‘Velvet Cloak’ into the hybrid and to improve the fall color. Introduced by Peter Drummer of England's Hiller Nursery in 1978.  The 'smoke' effect comes from massive (14" tall x 11" wide) pink flower panicles followed by seed panicle.  Reddish new foliage turns blue-green in summer, giving way reddish purple in Fall.   A truly amazing tree full of smokey clouds.  According to Raulston Arboretum, "It is more impressive than any C. coggygria cultivar we know."

Soil: Well-drained    H:15'   W:15'     B/M: Pink/7-8

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' ppaf     Smoke Tree      Sun     Zone: 4-8

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'A new, exciting Smoke Bush to the trade that blooms pink as a young shrub from JUNE through AUGUST and is literally smothered in frothy blooms!  Shorter than the species, with blue-green foliage that turn yellow, red and orange in the Fall.  From Boskoop, Netherlands.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 8-10'  W: 8-10'        B/M: Pink/5-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'  Creeping, Dwarf Cotoneaster     Zone: (4B)5-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'A very dwarf, tiny adorable Cotoneaster (pronounced ko-to-ne-as'-ter). Deciduous foliage following red Fall foliage. Rose tipped white flowers. From China. Root where the tips touch the soil so it's perfect for a ground cover. Dark, glossy green leaves. Stupendous in fruit!

Soil: Most any but boggy; even clay is okay!      H: 12-18"  W: 4-6'    B/M:  Rose tipped white/July 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'    Cotoneaster Coral Beauty        Zone:  5-8     SunLight ShadePart Shade
Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'Low growing evergreen shrub. Dense, prostrate branches covered by petite, rich green foliage with Coral Pink flower buds. A profusion of Coral Berries in the Fall. Excellent groundcover. Drought tolerant when established. AKA C. d 'Royal Beauty'. 

Soil: Fertile, well-drained      H:6-12"  W:8-10'    B/M:   Coral pink buds open white/Early summer

Evergreen

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Mooncreeper'    Cotoneaster Mooncreeper           Zone:  5-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Mooncreeper'An evergreen or semi-evergreen (in cold areas) prostrate groundcover, 12-16" high in the species but much shorter in Mooncreeper with slender, creeping branches which root down readily where they touch the soil.  Small bright red berries with lustrous dark green leaves.  Makes a dense, beautiful carpet.  White flowers in spring are larger than species and this is 'The' form of the species to grow!  Successful in the Southeast where others are not happy.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 4-6"  W:  Indef.       B/M: White/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

$10.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster francheti   Franchett's Cotoneaster, Orange Cotoneaster       Zone: (4) 5-10   Sun

Cotoneaster franchetiiFranchett's Cotoneaster starts it berry color at the beginning of September with orange red and by November provides a sea of bright red berries.   With winter closing in, some of the leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow and red but 1/3 to 1/2 remain green as it is a semi-evergreen or evergreen shrub which makes an excellent, fast-growing, dense hedge.  From Tibet and China.  Leaves are small, green-gray above and furry gray beneath on arching stems.  Does self seed some so shouldn't be planted in Native/Wild areas where seedlings wouldn't be monitored.

Soil: Well-drained    H:8'  W:5-6'    B/M:  Pink to white/6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus      Cotoneaster, Chinese Blue          Zone: 6-8     Sun

Cotoneaster glaucophyllusSpreading, evergreen shrub with oval, gray-green leaves. Cymes of 15-40 white flowers are produced in midsummer, followed in late autumn by orange-red fruit to 1/4" long. From China and rarely seen in the trade. Our original cuttings came from the National Arboretum. So RARE it's not even in the' Bible of Shrubs' - the Dirr book!

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:10'  W:10'       B/M:  White/7  

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$10.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster henryanus   Really Big Cotoneaster, Henry's Cotoneaster     Zone:     SunLight Shade

Cotoneaster henryanusUnlike the average, creeping, crawling, ankle- or knee-high cotoneasters, here's something totally different!  So big, that it can be trained up over an arbor or a Pergola!  Yeh, that big!  Branches may reach 18' in length.  (Not 18 inches  but 18 feet!)  So, everything about the Genus is about the same, berries and all that, so you just have to rethink how in the world you might use such a magnificent thing.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: Varies with support, see above  W:    B/M:  White/

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Tom Thumb'    Cotoneaster, Tom Thumb     Zone: 5-7   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Tom Thumb'AKA Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb' and Cotoneaster adpressus 'Tom Thumb'

Wide spreading, semi-deciduous shrub with tiny pink flowers in spring followed by dark red 1/4" fruit in early fall. A dense, creeping plant forming a low mound to 18-24" with bright, dark green foliage.  A beautiful ground cover, spreading 4-6 feet. Tough and dependable but doesn't like it in the deep South.

Soil:  Most any but boggy; even clay is okay!     H: 2' W:  4-6'        B/M:  Pink/May-June

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

$12.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster horizontalis var. perpusillus      Rockspray Cotoneaster       Full SunLight Shade       Zone: 5-7

Cotoneaster horizontalis var. perpusillusA slow-growing, prostrate, horizontally-spreading, deciduous shrub which can grow taller but generally it's 12-18" tall and spreads very wide.  It has 5-petaled, small pink flowers in May/June, followed by bright scarlet berries in late summer to fall.  It has tiny, round, shiny dark green leaves which turn reddish-purple in Autumn.  Valuable in the landscape for banks or slopes where grass won't grow and for erosion control.  Can also be espaliered and will scramble over rocks in the rock garden.  Best with a fair amount of sun.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 1-2.5'  W: 5-8'        B/M: Pale Pink/ 5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

$11.99 Qt.

Cotoneaster horizontalis (atropurpureus) 'Variegatus'  Variegated Rockspray Cotoneaster  Z:5-7  SunLight ShadePart Shade

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'Lot's of things about this plant are typical of Cotoneaster - white blooms in spring, red berries in fall and evergreen foliage but the big difference in this one is Variegated Foliage!  Nice change.  Tiny oval leaves to 1/2" with attractive creamy white margins.  In Fall, leaves turn pink to red!  

Soil: Well-drained soil is a must     H:2'  W: 5'        B/M: Pink/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

 

Growth rate for the Cryptomeria japonica:   In general, the rate is Medium according to Michael Dirr.  For full size cultivars like Yoshino, that would be about 2 feet a year.  For medium size cultivars, like Black Dragon, it would be proportionally less.  According to the U. of CT., Yoshina should be 15-20' in 10 years.  One could extrapolate, that Black Dragon, growing less tall in it's lifetime, 10-12' at maturity would grow 5-6' in 10 years.  Oregon State agrees and says 5-7' tall in 10 years.  So while they all have a Medium growth rate, Yoshino will appear to grow faster since it's going to be taller in the long run.  This is true pretty much across the board.  Very roughly, they would grow about half of their mature height in 10 years.

 

$19.99 Qt.

 

Cupressus chengiana (C. chengii)        Cheng's Cypress    Sun    Zone: 6-9

Cupressus chengiana (C. chengii)An extremely rare evergreen from Asian countries found growing in the medium-elevation conifer forests with Pinus tabulaeformis.  Mingjiang cypress is grown for it's wood there.  We acquired this as a seed grown plant when we bought out a fledgling 'Rare Plant' nursery when the owner got a job offer in Ireland (see more about Eric below).  Grows about 6-12' in 10 years, so although ultimately very tall, it doesn't happen in one lifetime!  Very lovely fine, wispy gray-green foliage.  Fairly cold hardy for a Cypress. Found in China 1964 but virtually unknown here.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 75-80'   W.     B/M: Insig/NA

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Evergreen

 

$21.99 Qt.

 

Danae racemosa    Poet's Laurel    Zone:6,7,8,9    

Danae racemosa    Poet's LaurelSomewhat rare in the trade due to the extremely long period for propagation and growing on to a saleable size. Long, green stems arch outward from central clump and shinny green leaves through the winter months. Once established, they produce marble size orange berries in the fall make this a favorite for gardeners and florists alike. Drought tolerant once established and thrives in even the darkest shade. Racemes of white blooms in the spring.

Soil: Well-drained           H:3'  W: 3'         B/M:   White/6-7

 

$14.99 Qt.

 

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Moonlight Sonata' PPAF      Zone: 5-8      

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Moonlight Sonata'Pink buds open to fragrant white flowers. This is an improved 'Briggs Moonlight' with greater contrast in variegation and is also more vigorous.  Wonderful for foundation plantings.  The tidy, mounded habit is also very appealing. Vigorous. Best in neutral, well-drained soil, cool roots, and protected from Winter Winds.  Prune after flowering if needed.

Soil:  Well-drained, NEUTRAL        H: 1-3'  W: 1-3'        B/M:  White/ 

 

$19.99 Qt

Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' PP18361      Daphne       Zone: 5-9  

Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' PP18361      DaphneThis new Daphne has lovely fragrant flowers (like a spicy jasmine) that are white with a blush of pink.  Aptly named, it blooms heavily in early spring and then additional blooms form summer thru fall because it blooms on new growth.  Semi-evergreen in 7-9, deciduous in colder zones. It is not as quite as fragrant or far reaching as D. odora BUT the fragrance and blooms are there all summer.

Soil: ACID, Well-drained     H: 3'   W: 3'        B/M:  White/4-9

 

$19.99 Qt.

 

Daphne x transatlantica 'Summer Ice'    Daphne 'Summer Ice'    Zone: 5-9  

Daphne x transatlantica 'Summer Ice'    Daphne 'Summer Ice'The spicy-sweet flowers may have a better fragrance than lilacs according to some gardeners. The beautiful variegated foliage is topped with a continuous stream of star shaped flowers in the spring and in the fall with sporadic blooms in between. The blossoms start out pink and open to fully white and release an intoxicating fragrance, not quite as strong or far reaching as D. odora BUT the fragrance and blooms are there all summer.

Soil: ACID, Well-drained            H: 2-3'  W: 3-4'           B/M:  White/4-8

 

$21.99 Qt.

Davidia involucrata      Dove, Handkerchief or GhostTree     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 6-8

Davidia involucrata      Dove or Handkerchief TreeThis rare tree is one of the most beautiful in bloom.  With tiny red anthers and large white bracts (much like pendulous white Poinsettia bracts) it flutters in the lightest breeze like a butterfly.  It's difficult to propagate, hard to find and when you do, they command a healthy price and have remained almost a collectors plant for years.   Flowers are followed by 2-3" green golf ball like fruit.  Good fall color.  For more information on this treasure, visit this great website PlantExplorers.com

Soil: Rich, MOIST but well-drained     H:20-40'  W: 20-40'     B/M: White/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt

Decaisnea fargesii        Blue Bean Tree           Zone: (5)6-9        SunLight ShadePart Shade

Decaisnea fargesii        Blue Bean TreeNative to China and India comes this multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub.  Grown ornamentally for it's 36" long leaves (dark green above and glaucous beneath), it's 18" long racemes of bell-shaped, green to yellow flowers, and it's superb, metallic, blue fruit-pods.  In Fall, the bean-like seed pods to 4" long ripen to blue and at maturity, split open to show a large mass of seeds embedded in edible pulp.  Needless to say, this isn't just your everyday tree!

Soil: MOIST but well-drained         H: 12-20'   W: 12-20'     B/M:  Yellow green/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Desmodium elegans  (syn. D. tiliifolium)  Slimleaf Ticktrefoil     Sun   Zone: 6-9

Desmodium elegans  (syn. D. tiliifolium)  Slimleaf TicktrefoilWell the Botanists have just had a hayday with the name of this plants -- formerly Desmodium tiliifolium, Hedysarum tiliifolium, and Meibomia tiliifolia all are former names of this Chinese Native which is popular in Europe but virtually unheard of here.  It's a deciduous sub-shrub with round soft green leaves and in late summer Fall has panicles/racemes of small rosy pink, peak-like blooms for a long period.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 4-7'  W: 4-7'      B/M:  Pink/8-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt

 

Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'   Southern Bush Honeysuckle    Zone: 4-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'   Southern Bush HoneysuckleTerminal clusters to 3" wide of pale yellow fragrant flowers in late spring adorn this form of bush honeysuckle. With 'Butterfly' you get glossy green leaves emerge coppery bronze and have tapered ends with a darker bronze color and mature to mid-green on red stems to highlight the lance shaped leaves. Southern bush honeysuckle has an attractive thicket-forming habit. Tolerates poor soil conditions. Cut back in late winter for best flower production.  Native to the Southeast.  Tolerates Part Shade but best in full sun.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 3-5'  W: 3-5'     B/M: Yellow/5-6

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt

 

Diervilla x splendens       Bush Honeysuckle          Zone: 4-8        SunLight ShadePart Shade

Diervilla x splendensFormerly, Weigelia sessifolia splendens. A natural cross of D. sessilifolia x D. lonicera discovered in the 1850's.  Diervillas are suckering shrubs that can stabilize slopes and banks BUT is also a wonderful shrub on flat ground!  Good in woodland settings as it stand stand competition from trees roots and drier soil.  Clusters of sulphur yellow bloom in summer over naturally colorful leaves with bronze highlights on red stems.  Easy grower.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 3-5'   W: 3-5'      B/M: Suphur yellow/6-7

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia gracilis      Slender Deutzia     Zone:4-8      Sun

Deutzia gracilisGraceful, compact, spreading, shrub covered with showy white flowers in spring. Bright green leaves turn an excellent burgundy in the Fall. Best use is in a shrub border. Profuse white spring flowers in erect clusters (which are often used for forcing)  Needs Sun or very light shade.  Japanese Native.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 2-4'   W:2-4"       B/M:  White/May

Japanese Native

 

$12.99 Qt.

New 2015

Deutzia gracilis 'White Splashed'   Slender Deutzia     Zone:4-8      Sun

200+ new plants coming in 2015.  Description coming ASAP!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained        H:  W:         B/M:  White/May

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'      Nikko Slender  Deutzia    Zone:4-8     Sun

Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'Graceful, compact, spreading, extremely dwarf form of the species covered with showy white flowers in spring. Bright green leaves turn an excellent burgundy in the Fall. Profuse white spring flowers in erect clusters (which are often used for forcing).  Best use is in a shrub border. Needs Sun or very light shade.    Japanese Native.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 2' W: 5'      B/M: White, double/ May

Japanese Native

 

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia gracilis 'Variegata'      Variegated Slender Deutzia    Zone:4-8     Sun

Deutzia gracilis 'Variegata'An exceptionally beautiful form of a shrub that was already exceptionally beautiful!  Still has the profuse white spring flowers in erect clusters (which are often used for forcing) but now we have the additionally all summer beauty of variegated leaves.  Protect from spring frost.  Japanese Native.

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

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Deutzia gracilis 'White Splashed'       Slender Deutzia    Zone:4-8     Sun

Deutzia gracilis 'White Splashed'       Slender DeutziaDifferent than Deutzia gracilis 'Variegata'.  Leaves irregularly mottled and splashed with cream white.  Protect from spring frosts.  Beautiful white flowers clusters in spring.

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

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Deutzia ningpoensis      Ningpo Deutzia        Zone:  5B-8A                 SunLight ShadePart Shade

Deutzia ningpoensisOpen shrub with hanging clusters of starry pink to white flowers in mid summer.  Received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit 2004 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Very graceful with branches that arch to all sides. Stem is gray-black with white to pink flowers produced in great abundance in June or July.  Extremely rare. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:5-8'  W:    B/M: White to pink/July  

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora    Chinese Snow Flower or Summer Stars   Zone:6-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbifloraOne of the most beautiful summer flowering shrubs. Unique clusters of white star-like flowers create a remarkable display in corymbs 3-4" across. Upright shrub w/ peeling, pale brown bark when mature. Lovely, long-pointed, glaucous, gray-green leaves. Very floriferous form. Very rare even though it was introduced from China in 1895. 

Soil:  Moist but well-drained        H: 5-6'  W: 5'      B/M:  White/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia x elegantissima 'Rosalind'  (A.K.A. 'Rosealind')   Zone:5-8    Sun

Deutzia x elegantissima 'Rosalind'A Spring Meadow Introduction. An award winning spring beauty with masses of lightly fragrant, rich carmine-pink flowers. A recent arrival from France. We really like it. Blooms when customers are in the store! AWARDS: AGM 

Soil:  Moist but well-drained   H: 4-6'  W: 4-6'        B/M: Pink/5-6

 

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia x hybrida (scabra) 'Magician'   Deutzia, Magician    Zone:5-8    Sun

Deutzia x hybrida 'Magician'A breathtaking show of large, pink w/ white edge flowers. Wow! A 1925 Lemoine hybrid which has stood the test of time. Small, bell-shaped flowers (to 3/4" ) are pink with white edging & appear in late spring in numerous racemes which cover the shrub for about two weeks. Lanceolate, opposite, bright green leaves. Burgundy fall color

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 4-6'  W: 4-6'       B/M:  Pink w/ white edge/5-6

 

$11.99 Qt.

Deutzia x kalmiiflora (D.purpurescens x parvaflora)     Deutzia Kalmiiflora     Zone:5-8      Sun

Deutzia x kalmiifloraOpen deciduous shrub with arching branches and star-shaped pink flowers in early summer. A hybrid between D. purpurescens and D. parviflora, it's named various things -- we follow the Arnold Arboretum Botanical & the RHS name. A "charming, floriferous shrub" (Hillier) with large white blooms that are flushed with pink and carmine. The leaves are flushed with purple in the Fall.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 5'   W: 5'         B/M: White flushed pink/5-6

 

 

$11.99 Qt.

New 2015

Deutzia 'Yuki Cherry Blossom'

200+ new plants coming this year.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

Soil:     H:   W:      B/M:

 

 
  Dewertia perfoliata (See Parahebe perfoliata on the M-R Page

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$11.99 Qt.

 

Dichroa febrifuga     Evergreen Hydrangea      Zone: 7,8,9,10   

Dichroa febrifuga     Evergreen HydrangeaFrom China, this is a rare evergreen hydrangea like shrub with 4-8" long glossy-green leaves with have prominent veins and small serrations. Terminal heads of the branches hold clusters of hydrangea-like flowers with white buds opening to starry blue flowers in spring and summer. Flowers are followed by metallic blue berries that hold onto the plant thru winter. They create spectacular display of fleshy fruit of vibrant violet blue for the winter garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 2-5'   W: 5-6'       B/M:    Blue/7-8

  Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Diervilla rivularis    Distylium, Georgia Bush Honeysuckle      Zone: 3A-8A        Sun

Diervilla rivularisAn endangered Native plant.  Georgia Bush-honeysuckle is native to the southeast United States.  The flowers are lemon yellow and produced in mid-summer on a rounded shrub.. The plant tolerates dry soils and can be grown in the shade.  Provides a lovely display of panicles or cymes of trumpet like flowers.  Great for a low hedge.  Birds and bees and HUMMINGBIRDS love it!  Dark green leaves.  Native to the Appalachian Mountains.  Disease & pest free.

Soil:       H:6'  W:6'    B/M:   Lemon yellow/6-7

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

$13.99 Qt.

Dipelta floribunda       Rosy Dipelta           Zone: 5-8        Sun (NC State)   *SunPart Shade (RHS)

Dipelta floribunda     Rosy Dipelta

A charming shrub with fragrant foxglove like creamy white tinged pink blooms with a yellow throat which age to white and ash-brown bark which exfoliates in long strips. While the flowers are showy, the persistent Calyces are even more so, starting pale green, going through a rosy stage and finally bronze.  Prefers well-drained alkaline soil.  Prune oldest stems after flowering.  *While RHS says Dipelta will take part shade, based on seeing one in fairly deep shade, we feel they have far less blooms.  It seemed happy so if you're desperate for it and only have shade, it will grow but may not bloom as lushly.

Soil: Well-drained, alkaline      H:7-10'    W: 6-8'     B/M:  Creamy white tinged pink/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'    Southern bush honeysuckle     Zone: 4-8  

Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'    Southern bush honeysuckleTerminal clusters to 3" wide of pale yellow flowers in late spring adorn this form of bush honeysuckle. Glossy green leaves emerge coppery bronze and have tapered ends with a darker bronze color and mature to mid-green on red stems to highlight the lance shaped leaves. Southern bush honeysuckle has an attractive thicket-forming habit. Tolerates poor soil conditions. Cut back in late winter for best flower production.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H:3-5'   W: 3-5'       B/M:   Pale yellow/Spring

 

$13.99 Qt.

Disanthus cercidifolius       Disanthus, Redbud Hazel     Light ShadePart ShadeFull Shade     Zone: 5-8

Disanthus cercidifoliusA slender-branched, deciduous shrub with rounded shape, blue green foliage which turns a variety of colors in Autumn from orange to red to purple.  Gorgeous in Fall and that is it's main feature.  Somewhat aromatic, very small and inconspicuous dark purple flowers also appear in Fall, followed by seed capsules the Fall of the following year.  The leaves resemble those of the Redbud.   Tolerates full shade but at it's best in light shade and with protection from wind.  Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Acid, medium wet soil      H:6-10'  W: 8-10'       B/M: Purple/October

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Great Plant Picks

$14.99 Qt.

 

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'    Gold Flowered Paperbush    Zone:  7A-10  

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'    Gold Flowered PaperbushA deciduous shrub from China with lovely warm brown stems with papery bark in winter.  It has extremely fragrant, clove-like scented flowers clustered in spherical heads in late winter that open bright yellow and age to a creamy white. Blooms are similar to Daphnes.  After blooming, very tropical looking leaves appear.  Great at the woodlands edges with bulbs under it!  I know this is hardy to at least 7B because our photos are of a mature plant at Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmond, VA zone 7A in 2011 when photos were taken.  The zone may have since been bumped up with the new chart but it was thriving in zone 7A at the time.

Soil: Well-drained, ACID     H: 4-6'     W: 6-8'      B/M:  Creamy gold/2-3

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Elaeagnus pungens     Silverberry, Silverthorn         Zone:6-9     SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Elaeagnus pungensTDF (to-die-for!) FRAGRANCE . There isn't anything else even close to the fragrance of this shrub in the fall. Nothing. Period. Heat and wind tolerant. Not our prettiest shrub, just average in looks, but EVERY YARD SHOULD HAVE THIS SHRUB for the smell. It's incredible.  Red drupe (berry) in spring.  A strong grower that needs pruning to keep it tidy.  Well behaved everywhere but Florida where it shouldn't be planted near natural areas.  The first time we smelled this was late in the evening in the National Arboretum and we were almost locked in for the night trying frantically trying to figure out where the heavenly smell was coming from.  We kept looking for a blooming shrub and the blooms are so tiny you can barely see them.  We finally found it and barely made it through the gate with about  2 minutes to spare! 

Soil: Most any      H:10-15'  W: 6-10'    B/M:  White small/Fall

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gold Splash'  ELEADOR®  Variegated Silverberry    Zone: 7-9   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gold Splash'A strong growing evergreen shrub with large golden leaves margined in green, silvery beneath and with small, very fragrant silver flowers in the Fall followed by fruit the following April.   Particularly striking in the dull, grey days of winter.  Readily accepts pruning to maintain smaller size. Resistant to maritime exposure and salt-laden winds.  

Soil: Most any but shallow, chalky or waterlogged     H:8-10'   W:  6-9'         B/M:  White small/Fall

Evergreen

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

Trademarked Plant

$12.99 Qt.

New 2015

Elaeagnus x ebbengii 'Viveleg' PP20177 OLIVE MARTINITM  Silverberry    Zone: 7-9   SunLight ShadePart Shade

200+ new plants in 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP

Soil: Most any but shallow, chalky or waterlogged     H:8-10'   W:  6-9'         B/M:  White small/Fall

Evergreen

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus  (Acanthopanax sieboldianus)    Five-leaf Aralia    Zone: 4-9    Part ShadeFull Shade

Eleutherococcus sieboldianusSmall greenish white flowers in umbels in late spring.  An erect, upright shrub but with branches that arch over.  Can be severely pruned for renewal,  is easy to transplant, adapts to poor growing conditions; and makes a good screen or barrier.  Does tend to sucker.  Leaves are a high quality, very bright green.  Leaves remain late in the Fall.  Takes dry shade.  Makes a great barrier due to small but quite sharp thorns.  Great in urban areas with high pollution from traffic where other plants fail.  The species is more vigorous than the Variegated form.

Soil: Well Drained but tolerates clay      H: 6-10'   W: 8-10'    B/M:  Greenish white/5-6 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'       Variegated Five-leaf Aralia    Zone: 4-9      Part ShadeFull Shade

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'formerly Acanthopanax sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

White or occasionally yellow edged glossy foliage.  Highly sought after for it's ability to brighten up a shaded area.  This is a very effective plant in areas of dry shade -- always a tricky spot for shrubs, as well as Perennials.  This Variegated Aralia can definitely add foliar interest.  It does have 'prickers', so site it appropriately.  Beside the chair where your Mother-in-Law always sits might not be the best spot -- or then again... .

Soil: Well Drained      H: 6-8'   W: 6-8'    B/M:  Greenish white/5-6 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

 

Elsholtzia ciliata    Vietnamese Balm or Mint, Crested Late Summer Mint, Kinh Gioi     Zone: 5-9   

Elsholtzia ciliata    Vietnamese Balm or Mint, Crested Late Summer Mint, Kinh GioiElsholtzia ciliata plants grow to about 24” with many branches and bright green serrated leaves. This productive variety thrives in a sunny and warm area, either in an open field or a container. A versatile herb, Kinh Gioi commonly accompanies fish or chicken dishes, but it is also at home in a salad or soup delivering a fresh lemony flavor to foods. The blue-ish lavender flowers open in late summer early fall and always add a splash of color with its spikes of flowers.  Moist but well-drained best but tolerates sand, loam and clay and any ph soil.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 24"   W: 24"        B/M: Blueish lavender/8-9

 

$10.99 Qt.

Elsholtzia stauntonii     Mint Shrub      Zone:4-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Elsholtzia stauntoniiHere is a semi-woody shrub from China with narrow, lance-shaped leaves with a minty fragrance when crushed, and showy 8-10" panicles of purplish-pink flowers in late summer. Heavy bloomer. Hardy to -20 degrees. Used in potpourris and dried arrangements. Disease and insect free.

Soil:  Well-drained       H: 36-60"  W: 36-60"             B/M: Pink/9-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Enkianthus campanulatus        Redvein Enkianthus       Zone: 4-7        SunLight ShadePart Shade

Enkianthus campanulatus      Redvein EnkianthusThese tiny, bell-shaped flowers in terminal clusters adorn this medium size shrub in late spring. In full sun the blooms will be yellow with red veins.  Brilliant fall red and orange foliage color. This shrub will add excitement to your landscaping. Bright to medium green foliage in summer. Combines well with Rhododendrons.  Dehiscent capsules, 3/4" long follow blooms.  Prune late winter, early spring for shape. flaming foliage in red and orange tones.  Easy in acid, well-drained soil but needs to be watered in dry spells to reach superb form.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Acid       H: 6-10'  W: 4-6'            B/M: Yellow w/ red veins/5-6

  Erica x darleyensis includes many hybrids of Erica carnea and Erica erigena and it's one of the easiest of all heathers to grow. Not as demanding about soil, needs very little pruning and is can be used for smothering weeds. E. x darleyensis are the Tough Guys of the heaths!  Generally taller and bushier than E. carneas.  The bloom from Fall until Spring.  

$10.99 Qt.

Erica x darleyensis 'George Rendall'     Darley Heath       Zone: 6-8   Sun

Erica x darleyensis 'George Rendall'     Darley HeathBlooms open pink then darken to Heliotrope Red over Medium Green foliage tipped red initially fading to pink and cream. Bushy Habit.  Trim after flowering but avoid old growth.

Soil: Moist but well drained acid best, but lime ok     H: 15"  W: 26"       B/M: Pinkish Red/11-5

 

$10.99 Qt.

Erica x darleyensis 'Bright Rose'        Darley Heath      Zone: 6-8        Sun

Erica x darleyensis 'Bright Rose'        Darley HeathBright Rose blooms over medium green foliage.  Trim after flowering but avoid old growth.

Soil: Moist but well drained acid best, but lime ok       H: 20-24"  W: 20-24"     B/M: Bright Rose/10-4

 

$10.99 Qt.

Erica x darleyensis 'Cross Puzzle'      Darley Heath       Zone: 6-8       Sun

Erica x darleyensis 'Cross Puzzle'      Darley HeathReddish purple blooms over bushy medium green foliage.  A rare, hard to find plant with a long bloom period.  One of the shortest of this group.  Trim after flowering but avoid old growth.

Soil: Moist but well drained acid best, but lime ok      H:6-8"  W: 15-18"     B/M: Reddish Purple/1-5 

 

$10.99 Qt.

Erica x darleyensis 'J. W. Porter'        Darley Heath       Zone: 6-8        Sun

Erica x darleyensis 'J. W. Porter'        Darley HeathReddish purple blooms over dark green foliage that develops cream red tips in spring.  Trim after flowering but avoid old growth.

Soil: Moist but well drained acid best, but lime ok      H:10"  W: 16"     B/M: Reddish Purple/1-5

 

$11.99 Qt.

Eucommia ulmoides      Hardy Rubber Tree      Zone: 5-7    SunLight Shade 

Eucommia ulmoides3-8" very lustrous dark green leaves look at those they've been waxed, they're so shiny on a medium size tree with Elm-like (ulmoides) ascending branches; rounded to board spreading form; low branching.  Grown as an ornamental shade tree because of its attractive glossy green foliage and its excellent resistance to insect and disease problems.  Probably extinct now in it's native China.  Rubber can actually be made from the tree but the process is cost-prohibitive unfortunately.  A wonderful, FAST shade tree for lawns or parks.  Male or female BUT this only matters if you want seed - otherwise, the sexes are identical.

Soil: Well-drained        H:40-60'    W: 30-50'       B/M: Non-showy, greenish-brown/April

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Euonymus Scale -- for those who would love the charm and beauty of Euonymus but shy away because of worries of Euonymus scale on some varieties, note -- plants properly grown with adequate moisture rarely develop scale but that aggravating pest plagues stressed plants.  Keep them happy (mostly, properly watered and not over-fertilized) and they'll remain pest free.  Also, we only offer the most Scale Resistant varieties.

 

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus alatus 'Timber Creek' ppaf   CHICAGO FIRETM  Dwarf Burning Bush  Zone: 3-8      SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Euonymus alatus 'Timber Creek'A hardier selection of the classic 'Burning Bush' -- hardy to zone 3 with the same brilliant fire engine red, traffic stopping foliage in Fall AND the color display starts earlier.  Abundant orange fruit.  While it behaves well in urban areas, E. alatus planted near woodlands, mature second-growth forests, and pastures can be problematic from seeds. 

Soil: Well-drained        H: 8-10'  W: 6-8'       B/M:   

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

CT

Trademarked Plant

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'  (E. alata)  Dwarf Burning Bush  Zone: 4-8       SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'Red Fall foliage is the reason to have this plant. It's a knockout. Insignificant flowers produce interesting red berries which birds love. Best Fall color achieved in sun but develops acceptable color in shade. No wet soils for this one. (Note: This IS the dwarf form at 6-8'. The regular form is 15' tall!)  While it behaves well in urban areas, E. alatus planted near woodlands, mature second-growth forests, and pastures can be problematic from seeds. 

Soil: Well-drained      H: 6-8'  W: 6-8'    B/M: Insignificant

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

CT

$11.99 Qt.

 

Euonymus americanus   Strawberry Bush, Brook Euonymus, Hearts-a-Bustin, Wahoo  Zone:5-9

Euonymus americanus   Strawberry Bush, Brook Euonymus, Hearts-a-Burstin, Wahoo  Zone:A common native shrub found in the southeastern woodlands.  Pale green flowers with purple stamens give way to brightly colored fruits.  The reddish-purple husks burst open to expose glowing orange seed. Thus, the common name,' Hearts-a-Bustin'.  Ridged branches-twigs turn purple in sunlight after the bright green roundish leaves turn bright red in the fall months.

Soil: Well drained, humus rich soil, slightly on the acid side.   H: 4-6'   W: 5'         B/M: Pale green/   

 

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'   Variegated Wintercreeper    SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone: 4*-9

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'A dwarf, evergreen creeper with irregularly marked green and white leaves that flush pink in early spring and fall.  Very short with oval leaves that are smaller and flatter than most.  Introduced by one of our favorite gardens in Maryland, Brookside.  This slow controllable groundcover will cover a modest 18-36" in 3 years.  Will scramble over shorter rocks.   Wonderful under leggy shrubs.  *Zone 4 per Monrovia.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 3-6" W: 12-24"         B/M: Insignificant

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

CT

 

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'   Wintercreeper, Kewensis     SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade    Zone:  5-9    

Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'Dainty, prostrate form of Wintercreeper w/ tiny leaves. Forms low mat, only several inches. If allowed to climb a tree, it develops the var. radicans character w/ much larger leaves, flowers & fruits. The basal portion however, retains the 'Kewensis' characteristics. So, if you like it little & cute, don't let it play in your trees. Forms little mounds. Great in a rock garden. 

Soil: Any but permanently wet           H: 2" W: Indef.         B/M: Insignificant NA

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

CT

 

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus japonicus 'Bekkomasaki'       Bekkomasaki Japanese Euonymus    Zone: 6-9     SunLight ShadePart Shade

Euonymus japonicus 'Bekkomasaki'This cultivar was selected in Japan and introduced to the US by Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. It has smaller solid green foliage very formally arranged around the stem on almost fastigiate growth of a dense & refined character. It seems less susceptible to scale attack than the normal forms. There's nothing else with foliage quite like this! RARE! 

Soil: Most any even clay      H: 6-8' W: 1-2'      B/M: Small, greenish white/June

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

 

$10.99 Qt.

Euonymus japonicus 'Greenspire'     Greenspire Japanese Euonymous      Zone: 6-9      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Euonymus japonicus 'Greenspire'Introduced by the National Arboretum, which is the plant equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal!  A great plant for narrow spots.  A very formal plants that's perfect when you need height but don't have much space.  Dark green leather like leaves.  Some sources say Greenspire and Bekkomasaki are one and the same, however, our photos of both plants at the National Arboretum show Bekkomasaki is wider.  Of course, it could be a pruning issue.

Soil: Most any even clay        H: 6-8'  W: 1-2' +   B/M:   B/M: Small, greenish white/June

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Euptelea pleiosperma     Chinese Pleiosperma      Zone: 6-9     

Euptelea pleiosperma     Chinese PleiospermA very rare plant in this country and it should be! This threatened tree from China, it's a great specimen tree with filbert-like leaves (narrow oval, sharply toothed, glossy and pleated) emerging bronze in the spring and then turning to a red and yellow color in the fall. Red-orange flowers dangle from branches in May.  Seeds ripen from August to September.  From China but fossil remains of Euptelea species have been found in Oregon in the USA!  Doesn't need a pollinator to form seeds.

Soil: Most any        H: 20'   W:12'        B/M:  Red Orange/5

  Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

New 2014

Exochorda 'Blizzard' PP23329   SNOW DAY™ Pearl Bush       Zone:4-8      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Exochorda 'Blizzard' PP23329   SNOW DAY™ Pearl BushAptly named!  When in spring bloom it's an absolute blizzard of extra large double white blooms.  Great in the shrub border.  Can be pruned to keep as a small shrub or even pruned to a small tree.  Prefers acid soil, but is adaptable.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, (acid best)     H: 5-6' W: 6-7'      B/M:  White/4-5

 

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