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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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  Some trees on this page may incur a $4.00   Oversize Plant Surcharge  

$12.99 Qt.

Ficus 'Olympian'    Hardy Fig      SunLight ShadePart Shade       Zone: 6-10

Ficus 'Olympian'    Hardy FigVery sweet purple figs on a manageable size ultra cold hardy fig that is utterly delicious with a thin purple skin flushed with red to violet!  Winner of the Retailers' Choice Award at the 2014 FarWest Show.  Apparently an old heirloom variety, lost to the trade and recently rediscovered by retired biologist Denny McGaughy.  Produces well in cool and coastal climates.  Self-fertile.  Prefers acid soil.

Soil: Moist, acid but well-drained       H: 4-8'   W:           B/M: Greenish/Summer

 
Forsythias make great cut flowers and can be cut before blooming and brought in to 'Force' early blooms!  

$15.99 Qt.

Forsythia x 'Mindor' PP199,321    Forsythia Show OffTM      Border Forsythia      Sun    Zone: 4-8 

Forsythia x 'Mindor' PP199,321    Forsythia Show OffTM      Border ForsythiaThis is NOT your Grandma's Forsythia!  It's compact, smothered with bloom from bottom to top - really!  And why is that so special?  Well, because previously, Forsythias didn't bloom on stems that were less than a year old so all the new growth had no blooms.  Not so our little  Forsythia 'Show Off'TM .  She's a 6'x6' ball of blooms and doesn't need to be whacked and pruned.  Please, use the pruners on something that needs it and leave her alone -- she's stunning just like she is! 

Soil: Prefers loose, well-drained but takes most any.      H: 5-6'  W: 5-6'     B/M: Yellow/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$15.99 Qt.

Forsythia x 'Minfor6' PPAF   FORSYTHIA SHOW OFFTM STARLET   COMPACT Border Forsythia    Sun   Z 4-8 

Forsythia x 'Minfor6' PPAF      Forsythia Show OffTM Starlet    Border ForsythiaAnother really compact Show OffTM Forsythia that doesn't need pruning.  A bright yellow ball of blooms with more bloom power than old Forsythia - blooms all the way up to the top of the stem, not just on the lower, old wood.  Just like it's sister 'Show Off' but in a much smaller form.

Soil: Prefers loose, well-drained but takes most any.      H: 2-3'  W: 3-4'    B/M: Yellow/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$15.99 Qt.

Forsythia x 'Nimbus' PP238383  FORSYTHIA SHOW OFFTM SUGAR BABY Miniature Border Forsythia Sun Z:4-8 

Forsythia x 'Nimbus' PP238383     Forsythia Show OffTM Sugar Baby Miniature Border ForsythiaA miniature variety with an exceptional floral display - more flowers per inch gives it an outstanding floral display with little need for shearing and pruning.  A very compact, dwarf plant by nature.

Soil: Prefers loose, well-drained but takes most any.      H: 1.5-2.5'  W: 2-3'    B/M: Yellow/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Forsythia suspensa var. sieboldii     Forsythia, Border Weeping     Sun    Zone:5-8 

Forsythia suspensa var. sieboldiiA marvelous specimen plant. Forsythias are one of the best selling shrubs and for good reason. Weeping forsythia is upright, arching, almost fountain-like with slender, long, trailing pendulous branches which distinguishes it from the species. It is a most graceful shrub and it can even be trained on an arbor to appear as a Forsythia vine reaching more than 10' tall or wide.

Soil: Prefers loose, well-drained but takes most any.      H: 8-10' W: 10-15'      B/M: Yellow/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Forsythia viridissima koreana      Forsythia, Kumson    SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone:5-8 

Forsythia viridissima koreanaA unique new variegated forsythia that was discovered by Spring Meadow in Korea. The dark green leaves are accented with a beautiful network of silver veins. It has the typical yellow forsythia flowers and graceful, upright, arching habit. Best in part shade in warm areas. The Variegated foliage moves this Forsythia out of the 'one season' Spring category into a delightful 3-Season shrub.

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

$11.99 Qt.

Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta'     Forsythia, Variegated     SunLight Shade  Zone: 5-8

Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta' Festive yellow and green variegated leaves and red stems create a big splash. Oh yes, it flowers too. Introduced by Duncan & Davies of New Zealand. This cultivar is one of the best with variegated leaves. The foliage is green with a deep yellow center, and the markings are retained well. Beautiful RED stems. Grows wider than tall.   The Variegated foliage moves this Forsythia out of the 'one season' Spring category because it's lovely from spring through late Fall.

Soil: Prefers well-drained but takes most any.      H: 3-4' W: 5-6'      B/M: Yellow/ Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Forsythia x intermedia 'Gold Leaf'    Gold Leaf Forsythia       SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone: 5-8

Forsythia x intermedia 'Gold Leaf'A truly distinctive Forsythia that has 3 season interest.  It has the same great golden yellow blooms that are so appreciated in the spring but from the time it leafs out in spring until it goes dormant in the Fall, it has truly spectacular gold foliage.  Even in a fair bit of shade, the gold holds.  A real Eye-Catcher!  We are listing it as part shade and feel it will probably do better with some shade than in full sun where the foliage may bleach in hot zones.  In colder areas, sun should be fine. 

Soil: Prefers well-drained but takes most any.      H: 3-4' W: 5-6'     B/M: Yellow/ Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Forsythia x intermedia 'Tremonia'     Tree Form Forsythia    Sun   Zone: 5-8

Forsythia x intermedia 'Tremonia'     Tree Form ForsythiaUpright growth habit with strong stems that do not weep. The dark is green foliage is deeply serrated. It would be worth growing just for the attractive leaves.  The best for growing as a tree form. In the fall, foliage turns brilliant yellow-purple.

Soil:  Most any; prefers well-drained     H: 8'  W: 6'     B/M: Yellow/3-4

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

 

Fothergilla x 'Mount Airy' (Mt. Airy)  Dwarf Fothergilla, Witch Alder, Bottlebrush    SunLight ShadePart Shade  Z: (4)5-8

Fothergilla x 'Mount Airy'A new selection introduced by Michael Dirr -- the guy who wrote the green book that every nurseryman runs for when they have a shrub question! Selected for good dark green foliage, superb, consistent yellow-orange-red fall color, abundant flowers and more upright form. The white flowers are FRAGRANT. A trouble-free Native. Mixes well with Azaleas & Rhododendrons with a totally different effect than they have.  Needs some shade in warmer zone.   Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden. Is probably a cross between two southeastern U. S. natives, F. gardenii and F. major. It is taller than the former but shorter than the latter and blooms before foliage.

Soil: Acid, well-drained, just like for Azaleas        H:3-5'   W:       B/M: White/4-5

or hybrid.

Great Plant Picks

$19.99 Qt.

Franklinia alatamaha   Franklin Tree, Ben Franklin Tree   * SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: (5)6-8(9)   

Franklinia alatamahaA small, handsome specimen tree or large shrub valued for the showy white, fragrant flowers and good fall color. It should be placed in a place of prominence in the garden. An aristocrat because of its interesting history. Rarely available in the trade. This is a very choice tree. Open, airy appearance.  Perfect, white 3 1/2" blooms followed by memorable brown seed capsules.  Needs a protected spot in Zone 5.  Native to Georgia but extinct in the wild.  * Some say full sun for Franklinia but expert U. of Conn. says Sun/PS and they generally know whereof they speak!  Plants are fussy about drainage and will get root rot if in poorly drained soil.

Soil: Moist but WELL-DRAINED, acid      H:10-20'   W:  6-15'   B/M: White/6-7 plus here and there 'til Fall

US Native Plants
  'Hardy' Gardenias

Those gardener's in colder zones that dream of having a Gardenia in Zone 6 have a few more choices than in previous years HOWEVER, please know that they still take proper siting in a protected spot, protection from wind (maybe burlap or shrub coat - which gives another 1/2 zone of warmth and protection), adequate mulching, proper soil pH 5-6 (Acid), VERY well-drained soil, planting early in the planting season so they're well-rooted and prepared for winter.  Planting in Fall in marginally hardy zones will almost surely bring failure.  Plants need some shade, even in winter.   I see these plants 'bashed' on Forums because they didn't survive and invariably they were planted in Fall, in clay, etc. and as the kids say, "Well duh!"  And for our quart size plants, maybe a winter indoors until they get some size although that also takes skill.   You can grow these in Zone 6 BUT you must take the care and time to give the plant what it needs.    Site properly, out of the wind and against a foundation or a stone wall or so that a large evergreens shade them from PM sun and mulch well the first season or two.  DO NOT fertilize in Fall but in March and June if using time release fertilizer but NOT FALL.   Gardenias, in all honesty, are probably not for the beginning gardener unless you can be meticulous to detail.  But when grown properly they're amazing!

 

$13.99 Qt.

Gardenia augusta 'Double Mint' PPAF      Hardy Gardenia   Cape Jasmine       Light ShadePart Shade     Z: (6B)7-9

Gardenia augusta 'Double Mint' PPAF      Hardy Gardenia   Cape JasmineA somewhat shorter form of 'Frostproof' but with the same powerfully fragrant 2" double blooms over a fairly long season.  And the folks who introduced it and applied for the patent say that it's hardy to zone 6B but we're still putting that in parenthesis!  Lustrous dark evergreen foliage.

Soil:  Moist, well-drained ACID      H: 2.5-3'   W: 2.5-3'       B/M:   White/5-7

Evergreen

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$12.99 Qt.

Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'        Hardy Creeping Gardenia   Cape Jasmine Light ShadePart Shade  Z: (6)7-10

Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'        Hardy Creeping GardeniaAKA, Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'.  A wonderful, small-leaved CREEPING version of the species reaching only 1-2' feet tall with fragrant double white blooms in May, June and July. To use as a groundcover placed about 3 feet apart. Low mounding habit, fabulously fragrant double white blooms.

Soil: Moist, well-drained ACID       H: 1-2'   W: 3-4'         B/M:   White double/5-7

Evergreen

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$12.99 Qt.

Gardenia jasminoides 'Grif's Select'     Hardy Gardenia, Cape Jasmine  Light ShadePart Shade   Z: (5) 6-10

Gardenia jasminoides 'Grif's Select'Supposedly more hardy than 'Kleim's Hardy' and 'Shooting Star' and with hardiness to Zone 5 according to Michael Dirr's Virtual Tags website but wow, that's a pretty extreme claim.  Don't quote us on that but the man who introduced it --  'Grif's Select' was developed from seeds that Michael Dirr received from the Beijing Botanic Garden and introduced to the trade.  Heavy red fruit capsules in Fall.

Soil: Moist but VERY well-drained, ACID      H:3-4'  W: 3-4'    B/M:  White/6-8

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

New 6/22

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes' PP08755    Double Hardy Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Light ShadePart Shade  Z: 6B-10

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes'Supposedly a bit more hardy than 'Kleim's Hardy' and 'Shooting Star' and with a double bloom.  Be sure to plant it near your doorways so you can smell it as you pass.  Utterly delicious.   "The new variety is characterized by a resistance to cold, tolerance of warmer temperatures resulting in longer blooming periods, high floriferousness, and a compact, condensed appearance," per the patent license.

Soil: Moist but VERY well-drained, ACID      H:3'  W:3'    B/M:  White/6-8

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'    Hardy Gardenia, Cape Jasmine      Light ShadePart Shade     Zone: (5)6-10

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's HardyOne of the hardiest Gardenias - much hardier than the double flowering forms. Evergreen down to -3 degrees. 2" very Fragrant, creamy white blooms. 6,7,8Should be planted next to the house, both, so you can appreciate the fragrance and because it's more protected than out in the open. Needs good protection in Zone 6B.  Orange 1" berries.  The most compact form.

Soil: Moist but VERY well-drained, ACID      H:3'  W:3'    B/M:  White/6-8

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

New 2017

Gardenia jasminoides 'BAB' PP22797   SUMMER SNOW® Double Hardy Gardenia    SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone: 6-10

Gardenia jasminoides 'BAB' PP22797   Summer Snow® Double Hardy GardeniaNew to the trade with elegant, pure white double flowers accent dark green, glossy foliage.  One of the tallest of the 'Hardy Gardenias'.  Place near a walkway so you can enjoy the scent when you walk by. Or bring the smell indoors - makes a great cut flower!  With over 10 years of development and test studies, SUMMER SNOW® was grown to be a sturdy breed of Gardenia with greater resistance to cold climates.  

Soil: Moist but VERY well-drained, ACID      H:5'   W:5'         B/M:  White/5-8

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Gardenia jasminoides 'Shooting Star'     Hardy Gardenia, Cape Jasmine     Zone: (6B) 7-10      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Gardenia jasminoides 'Shooting Star'One of the best winter hardiness ratings of the common gardenias.  Can make it in Zone 6B if sited properly, a nice cozy corner near a brick house, or something similar.  Protect from wind and provide a good mulch.  Shooting Start is also noted for its fragrant, single white flowers to 3" in diameter which appear from May to June.  Gorgeous, glossy, evergreen foliage is lance-shaped and up to 4" long.  This plant originated from seeds originally collected at the Beijing Botanical Garden in China.

Soil: Moist but VERY well-drained, ACID      H:3-4'  W:3-4'    4,5,6,7B/M:  White/6-8

Evergreen

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$15.99 Qt.

Gaylussacia brachycera    BERRIED TREASURETM Box Huckleberry      Zone: 5-7     SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Gaylussacia brachycera 'Berried Treasure'TM      Box HuckleberryAn evergreen sub-shrub with small glossy leaves.  Similar in looks to a boxwood but not in growth habit - it's a very wide spreading plant that can slowly carpet a forest floor in even deep shade.  .White to pink bell shaped flowers give rise to edible blue berries July/August.  A rhizomatous plant discovered originally in Virginia in this country BUT it's been around since before the Ice Age!  In the wild they are endangered.  Ours, of course, are nursery propagated.

Soil: Moist, acid but well-drained      H: 12"   W: Slowly spreading       B/M: White to pink/Spring

US Native Plants

Evergreen

 

Gelsemium sempervirens and  Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'    are on the Vines Page

Evergreen

$13.99 Qt.

Genista lydia 'Select' ppaf    BANGLE®  Dyers Greenwood           Zone:4-9       Sun

Genista lydia 'Select'Electric yellow blooms appear in arching mounds on this amazing plant. Bright green stems provide year round interest. Drought and heat tolerant, adaptable to poor soil, it'd be hard to go wrong with this plant.

Better Homes and Gardens listed 'Bangle' as one of 18 Best New Trees and Shrubs of 2008.  Native to the Mediterranean and western Europe
Soil: Light (even poor) well-drained       H:2-3'  W:2'         B/M: Yellow/5-6

$10.99 Qt.

Genista tinctoria      Dyer's Broom        Zone:4-7      Sun

BEAUTIFUL, deciduous shrub with bright green leaves. 1/2" pea flowers, appear in leafy spikes at the ends of the branches. when mixed with woad, it produces the dye color, Lincoln Green, the color worn by Robin Hood or so legend says! Does not like to be moved. Really pretty, unknown shrub grown here from cuttings.  A native of northwestern Europe.

Soil: Light (even poor) well-drained      H: 2-3' W: 2-3'        B/M: Yellow/Summer

 

 

$19.99 Qt.

x Gordlinia grandiflora       Hybrid Franklin Tree        Zone: 6-9          SunLight ShadePart Shade 

x Gordlinia grandiflora       Hybrid Franklin TreeExtremely rare plant developed by Dr. Tom Ranney at North Carolina State University. A intergeneric cross between Gordonia and Franklinia. Flowers are like a Franklinia on steriods, 4" wide with open gorgeous white petals, showy yellow stamens. Showy flowers look like big fried eggs. Great fall colors from orange to maroon.

Soil: Well-drained, average to humusy      H:20-30'   W: 15'       B/M:  White/9-10

 

$12.99 Qt.

Halesia tetraptera (carolina)   Carolina or Mountain Silverbell       Zone: 4-8(9)      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Halesia tetrapteraOne of the best small native trees. Handsome lawn tree. Set off best w/ an evergreen background. Rhododendrons grow well beneath it. Flowers profusely. One of the best native trees for shady habitats. Common in the southern Appalachians. We can't praise the pest/disease resistant tree enough. Yellow fall color. Pendulous white bell-shaped flowers.  Choice!   Usually tops out at 30' in urban environments but can 'stretch' as tall as 40-60' in the woods but that would be the rarest exception.  Zone 4 per Ohio State University.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid      H:30-40'  W: 15-35''       B/M: White/4-5

US Native Plants

 

Attracts Hummingbirds

$15.99 Qt.

Hamamelis vernalis    Ozark Witch Hazel     Zone:  4-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade    

Hamamelis vernalis    Ozark Witch Hazel Ozark Witch Hazel is a winter-blooming deciduous Missouri Native with a rounded habit and noted for it's extremely early and 4 week long bloom period.  Fragrant, round flower clusters to 3/4" wide have yellow petals and reddish inner calyxes producing a rusty orange effect.  2-5" long green leaves turn beautiful golden yellow in Fall.  Royal Horticulture Society award of Garden Merit.  

Soil:  Most any, prefers moist, acid, rich     H:  6-10'   W:  8-15'     B/M:  Yellow/1-4

US Native Plants

 

Hamamelis x intermedia Cultivars

Some of the finest midwinter flowering plants. All have spidery flowers which aren't bothered by even the hardest frosts, some very fragrant and they are excellent cut for flower arrangements. 2-4" dark green leaves turn yellow in fall, sometimes tinged with red or purple.  Clusters of flowers in late winter have twisted petals and are fragrant.  Foliage resembles that of a Hazelnut.  

One of the most wonderful shrubs for year round interest, we wouldn't consider having a garden without at least one of these shrubs!  A cross between H. japonica and H. mollis native to China.

= RHS Award of Garden Merit

$24.99 Qt.

 

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'  Hybrid Witch Hazel      SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone: 5-9

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'One of the taller hybrids with 1" clear, lemon yellow petals and reddish calyx in March which is later than most witch hazels.  This splendid cultivar was raised in the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, in the U.S.A.  One of the most fragrant hybrids and a very HEAVY BLOOMER!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acid to neutral      H: 12-15' W: 12-15'     B/M: Yellow w/ red/2-3

$14.99 Qt.

Helwingia japonica 'Male Form'       Chinese Helwingia      Zone: 6-9       Light Shade

Helwingia japonica 'Male Form'       Chinese HelwingiA very rare semi-evergreen shrub from Japan that require both a male and female to fruit.  In this case, it a wonderful 'Boy' introduced to the trade by Raulston Arboretum. Broad leaves to 4" long and 2" wide, it's probably the best male form in the trade.  New stem growth is plum colored. Small white flowers in May will pollinate a female clone but both male and female bloom.  Just need a pair to produce the small fruit..

Soil: Well-drained       H: 6-8'   W:       B/M: White/5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Heptacodium miconioides    Seven-Son Flower    Zone: 5-9     Part Shade

Heptacodium miconioides Recently introduced from China, Heptacodium has become the rage. A large arching shrub, or small tree, with glossy dark green leaves, exfoliating bark & fragrant creamy-white late summer flowers. Its best attribute is its persistent, showy, reddish-pink sepals that are effective from October to November. Beautiful bark. A great new shrub!  Plants of Merit - Missouri Botanical Garden.   Monarch's just love this plant and will pick it over a Buddleia. Wow!

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 15-20'  W: 8-10'    B/M: Creamy white, fragrant/8-9 then Red Sepals in late Fall

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies

Plants of Merit

$13.99 Qt.

Hibiscus 'Carafe Yochablis' PP17602     CHABLIS Rose Mallow    Zone: 5-9      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hibiscus 'Carafe Yochablis' PP17602     CHABLIS Rose MallowA new Rose Mallow from the Vintage Carafe Series but with softer green huge heart-shaped leaves.  Huge 9-10" white flowers with a light hint of delicate pink in the center with full sun.

Soil: Average to Moist         H:36"    W: 30"          B/M: White/7-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

$9.99 Qt.

Hibiscus coccineus     Native Red Hibiscus     Zone: 6-11      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hibiscus coccineusThe scarlet hibiscus is the largest & most beautiful of America's native plants. The five-petaled flowers are brilliant crimson red & 6"-8" across. Blooms all summer & fall. Lives in wet spots in nature but will take average moisture after being watered well the first year. Absolutely spectacular. Size varies w/ moisture. Can live in a pond in summer. 

Soil: Average to Moist (not limey)      H: 7'   W: 4'       B/M: Red/6-10

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Hibiscus coccineus 'Summer Snow'      White Texas Star Hibiscus     Zone: 6-11      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hibiscus coccineus 'Summer Snow'A WHITE form of the scarlet hibiscus is the largest & most beautiful of America's native plants. Like the red species, 6"-8" across. Blooms all summer & fall. Lives in wet spots in nature but will take average moisture after being watered well the first year. Absolutely spectacular. Size varies w/ moisture. Can live in a pond in summer. 

Soil: Average to Moist (not limey)      H: 7'   W: 4'       B/M: White/6-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

 

Hibiscus dasycalyx    Naches River Mallow      Zone: 6B-10, maybe colder      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hibiscus dasycalyx    Naches River MallowAn endangered native of the mallow family.  Easy to grow, it's native to the Naches River basin in Texas where it's almost extinct due to loss of habitat and, as our favorite horticulture expert/comedian, Tony Avent, describes as "sexual misconduct with H. militaris"!   Snow white, 4" flowers sport a burgundy-red eye on stems clothed in 3-lobed leaves which are almost threadlike.  This fingerlike foliage emerges red then turns green.

Soil: Ave. to Moist      H: 3-4 W:        B/M:   White/Summer

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'   Rose or Swamp Mallow   Zone:4-10     Sun

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'Common Rose or 'Swamp Mallow' but takes average soil as well as moist. Strong growing, classic garden plant. Red flowers up to 8" across are just stunning. This is the most popular Red Hibiscus in the trade and for good reason!

Soil:  Average to Moist         H: 5'   W: 3-4'         B/M: Red/8-10  

Attracts Hummingbirds

Butterfly Host Plant

 

Humulus lupulus 'Aurea'    Golden Hops Vine     On the Vines Page  

 

Hydrangeas as Cut Flowers:  Because of the woody stem, they need somewhat different care.  Place stems in a bucket of ice water, pierce the stems with a needle in numerous places so they can absorb more water and not wilt and leave them in ice water for 4-6 hours.  Place them in your favorite vase with plant food.  Replace the water every 3 days with cold water and at that time, clip the bottom of the stem 1/2" underwater so that water can continue to be absorbed.  Don't place in full sun or a blowing fan and enjoy their blooms for up to 12 days!  A little more trouble than Perennial Cut Flowers, but oo-la-la, so worth the trouble.  Obviously, you can also just dry them for dried arrangements.

$15.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3' ppaf    INVINCIBELLETM RUBY Annabelle Hydrangea   Z: 3-9   SunLight Shade (Part Shade

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3' ppaf    INVINCIBELLETM RUBY Annabelle HydrangeaThe first red Annabelle Hydrangea.  Yes, it's ruby red, not fire engine red BUT it's red!  Dark burgundy-red buds open to a two-toned combination of bright ruby red and silvery pink.  Extra dark green foliage on strong stems make this a 'gem' in containers as well as in the ground.  It also is a strong re-bloomer.  Prune back in late winter/early spring.

Soil: Evenly moist but well drained       H: 2-3'   W: 2-4'          B/M:  Ruby Red & Silvery Pink/6-10

$14.99 Qt.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' PPAF     Smooth Hydrangea                 Z: 3-9    Part Shade Best but any ok

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' PPAF     Annabell HydrangeaMassive 12" huge blooms held up on sturdy stems which don't flop (especially after wind and rain) like the old fashioned Annabelles. This hardy reliable NATIVE makes a good cut flower. Opens pale chartreuse green and ages to white. Blooms on new growth so not bothered by cold winters. Begins blooming in mid-summer and continues to bloom all season, even into the autumn months. Heat resistant.

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

$15.99 Qt.

 

Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCAH1' ppaf (INVINCIBELLE™ Spirit)  Pink Annabell Hydrangea  Z: 3-9    Part Shade Best

Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCAH1' ppaf (INVINCIBELLE™ Spirit)

'Invincibelle Spirit' is the first pink flowered form of 'Annabell' Hydrangea - thus the various plays on word -- the 'Bell' of 'Annabell' but in the French spelling because 'belle' means Beautiful!  Aptly named!  An easy to grow Hydrangea, she blooms superbly and is just as dependable and cold hardy as 'Annabelle' (the best known form of H. arborescens) but with a profusion of deep pink flowers, up to 10" in diameter from early summer to frost.  And it's heat tolerant to boot.  A percentage of the sales from this plant, through the Trademark Holder, funds critical cancer research.  Blooms every year even when cut back hard, thus can be used for a hedge that needs periodic pruning in late winter, early spring

Soil: Evenly moist but well drained    H: 3-4'   W: 3-4'     B/M:  Pink/6-10

 

 

 

Hydrangea blue and pink TNHydrangea macrophylla -- The Big Leaf Hydrangea - From the coastal area of Japan

While certain new cultivars have a stronger tendency toward pink or blue, the soil pH effects most of them.  Acid soil (lower than pH 6.5) soil produces blue flowers and Neutral/Limey soil (pH 6.5 to 7.5), lime, produces pink flowers.  Soil should be well-endowed with organic matter and moisture retentive.   In colder areas, Zone 6 (5), Hydrangeas are fine in full sun .  In warmer areas, Zone 7 and south, they appreciate some shade .  Prune after flowering: they bloom on old wood.    The Big-Leaf hydrangeas have two types of blooms -- Mopheads with round bloom heads and Lacecaps -- with flat blooms featuring small fertile blooms in the center and large, (sometimes double) non-fertile blooms on the outside.  PRUNE immediately after flowering.

A MUST READ ARTICLE on the New Hydrangeas.  If you think they're too common, or too coarse for you garden, then you don't know about the new ones!  Oo-la-la...

$15.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Atlantic'   Compact Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Atlantic'   Big Leaf HydrangeaLarge pink summer flowers, up to 6" change to green with age. Compact, medium size hydrangea. Very disease resistant. Soil pH will affect bloom color.  Sturdy stems just will not flop from the weight of the big blooms!  Great color change as the blooms age.  Superb for cutting.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 3-4'   W: 2-4'          B/M: Pink to green  /7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Berlin Rabe' PP10,912  CITYLINE® BERLIN  Big Leaf Hydrangea Z:(5)6Sun  7-9Part Shade

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Berlin Rabe' PP10,912  CITYLINE® BERLINBlue or pink mophead blooms with chartreuse centers. Even in full heavy bloom, Berlin' doesn't flop.  This improved Garman hybrid has sturdy stems and super mildew resistance..  Requires NO PRUNING! *Flower color is affected by pH - more pink in acid more blue in limey..

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H:1-3'  W:           B/M: Fuchsia or blue  /7-9

$15.99 Qt.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'CitylineTM Mars' PPAF   Big Leaf Hydrangea       Z:(5)6-9      Sun Z6 Part Shade Z6-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'CitylineTM Mars' PPAF   Big Leaf Hydrangea A small hydrangeas with big, heavy magenta and white two-toned flowers on strong stems.  The long lasting blooms can be changed from magenta-red to blue by adding aluminum sulfate to the soil.  Blooms age to a lovely green.  Compact and mildew resistant.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 1-3'   W:2-4'          B/M: Magenta and white in neutral soil/6-9

$15.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Enziandom'     Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Enziandom'     Big Leaf Hydrangea 'Enziandom' has absolutely Show-stopping color has made this hydrangea a favorite of florists and landscapers. Blooms deep blue in acid soil or vivid pink in neutral to limey soil  'Enziandom' also resists scorching better than others in hot afternoon sun. Beautiful dark green foliaged plant turns dark red to copper in the autumn.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 5'   W:           B/M:  Vivid Blue or Vivid Pink/7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Gugozam' (GUILDED GOLD™) Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Gugozam' (GUILDED GOLD™) Big Leaf Hydrangea Rich green leaves with a gold border on this Lace Cap Hydrangea. *Flower color is affected by pH - blue in acid, pink in alkaline.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H:   W:           B/M: *Pink or blue/7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire' PPAF    Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire' PPAF    Big Leaf Hydrangea

Blooming on both OLD and NEW wood, this is a truly unique Hydrangea.  The lush, full Mophead Blooms are composed of flowers that look like STARS!  The blooms small and chartreuse and gradually change into giant purple or pink flowers on both the old and new wood!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 3-4'  W:  3-4'         B/M: Eventually Deep Pink /7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Königstein'     Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Königstein'     Big Leaf HydrangeaExtremely dark red to purple blooms are just fabulous on this prolific blooming five foot hydrangea. Dark green and deeply veined leaves really add texture and dimension to this plant.  *Flower color is affected by pH - more red in acid more purple in limey.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 5'   W:           B/M: Red to purple /7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lemonhoff'    Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lemonhoff'    Big Leaf Hydrangea6-8" blooms open with a white center, turn blue or pink depending on soil then gradually turn green, then surprise, age to red if in sufficient sun.  If you're all about dried flowers and especially if you live in the north,it's a moderately strong bloomer and supremely long lasting dried flowers - reports say the longest dried flower for Hydrangeas and holds the red color.  *Flower color is affected by pH - blue in acid, pink in alkaline. Mophead blooms regardless of soil, end up red. 

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 5'  W: 5'          B/M: Rich pink or blue changing to red  /7-9

$15.99 Qt.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Diva' ppaf      Big Leaf Hydrangea       Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z6-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Diva' ppaf      Big Leaf HydrangeaThe BIGGEST Lace-Cap bloom on a REBLOOMER!  She is, indeed, truly a Diva.  She's going to be the talk of a lot of garden club meetings!! The sepals are the size of a palm and the blue (or pink) lace cap blooms are the size of a dinner plate. If she was an Olympic Athlete, they'd be testing her for illegal steroids!  Blooms on old and new wood so it's a consistent bloom every summer.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 3-4'   W: 3-4'       B/M:  Blue (acid soil) Pink (limey soil)/7-9 

$15.99 Qt.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Starlight' PPAF Lace Cap Big Leaf Hydrangea  Z:(5)6-9  Sun Z6 Part Shade Z6-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Starlight' PPAF   Big Leaf HydrangeaFrom the Let's Dance® Series - the next Generation of Reblooming Hydranges. Large clusters of Lace-Cap flowers that bloom on both old and new wood. Reblooming with flower show continuous from July thru September.  The FIRST EVER REBLOOMING LACE-CAP!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 2-3'    W: 2-3'           B/M:  Pink or Blue//7-9

$15.99 Qt.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Moonlight' PPAF   Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance® Moonlight' PPAF   Big Leaf HydrangeaFrom the Let's Dance® Series - the next Generation of Reblooming Hydranges. Large clusters of mophead flowers that bloom on both old and new wood. Reblooming with flower show continuous from July thru September. Foliage turns a strong bronze-red color during the fall season. This dwarf has exceptionally vivid flower color with attractive, glossy foliage. Tolerates full sun if soil is consistently moist.  *Flower color is affected by pH - blue in acid, pink in alkaline but in Alkaline soil the color is a Deep Pink/Rose

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H:  2-3'  W: 3-4'           B/M:  *Deep pink/rose or Blue/7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rosita'    Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rosita'    Big Leaf Hydrangea

'Rosita' is a Mophead type Hydrangea with large, rounded heads which start out somewhat folded up like Origami flowers, and lime green!   It gradually develops red tips and as it opens and expands it eventually turns a really deep, rich rose. (If your soil is very acid, the color will be a mauve pink, but lime can change that.) 

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 3-5'   W: 3-5'          B/M: Deep, rich rose /7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zebra' PP18688      ONYX™ Big Leaf Hydrangea     Z:(5)6-9   Sun Z6 Part Shade Z7-9

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zebra' PP18688      ONYX™ Big Leaf HydrangeaNo, it's not stripped!  BUT it is black and white!  Prolific white 3"x 5" Mophead blooms on strong black stems and on both OLD and NEW wood. Blooms start out chartreuse green and turn sparkling white. Perfect in the garden but also small enough to live as the focal point of a high-rise apartment balcony.  Doesn't mind being cut back hard to 6" in winter!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained           H: 4'   W: 2'      B/M:White /7-9

$16.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Vlasveld02' PPAF    CONFETTI®  Panicle Hydrangea          SunLight Shade     Zone: 4-9

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vlasveld02' PPAF CONFETTILarge, lightly scented flower with lovely flowers with a very fine, lovely flower structure.  Blooms are a mix of pink and white with a bit of green on the tips.  From early summer to late autumn it's covered with blooms on a compact, bushy shrub that's 30" wide and 47" tall with strong branches. Superb on small terraces, balconies and in containers.  Can even blend into the taller flower border.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained        H:47"  W: 30"        B/M: Pink, white w/ green /7-10

$16.99 Qt.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Ilvobo' PP22782     BOBO® Panicle Hydrangea    SunLight Shade      Zone: 3-9

Hydrangea paniculata 'Ilvobo' PP22782     BOBO® Panicle HydrangeaThis new hydrangea is dwarf and a charming plant just smothered in 'anything but dwarf' white blooms in summer.  Held on upright, strong stems, the flowers continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom.  These blooms can turn pinkish in the cooler weather of fall.  If you don't have room for a full size hydrangea (or even if you do!) this is a Head Turner!

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained    H: 2.5-3'    W: 4-5'       B/M: White/ 7-10

$13.99 Qt.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP12184       Panicle Hydrangea    SunLight Shade      Zone: 3-9

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP12184       Panicle HydrangeaDeveloped by world renowned plantsman Pieter Zwijnenburg. Pieter and his wife Anja at their nursery in Boskoop, Netherlands. Multiple awards, including the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal, American Society of Cut Flower Growers Cut Flower of the Year 2007, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. 'Limelight' is drop dead gorgeous and a great performer. This is a consistent performer in a genus that can be hit or miss - takes sun or shade, good soil or clay, North or South -- it just performs! AND it blooms from mid-summer until Frost. And then the real excitement begins -- while new green flowers are still being produced, the old flowers age from green through white to pink to burgundy.  Truly astounding! Prune late winter/early spring.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained    H: 6-8'    W: 7-8'      B/M:  Chartreuse Green/7-10

 

$13.99 Qt.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb' PP15,395    Panicle Hydrangea     SunLight Shade    Zone: 3-8 per MOBOT

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb' PP15,395Unique in Hydrangeas because the petals are the smallest of any Hydrangea.  The tight, delicate flower heads are like little dancing lambs floating about the compact foliage.  This delightful shrub blooms in mid-summer and continues into autumn.  The pure white blooms blend with everything and just light up the garden.  Indifferent to pH -- who cares about blues and pinks and how to get the color you want when you can have a 'Little Lamb' in your garden.  Reliable, cold hardy and can be easily maintained as a plant than 4-6 which it will reach if left to it's own devices.  More delicate than it's relative - Pee Gee Hydrangea.  Hybridized by the famous Plantswoman Jelena DeBelder of Belgium.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained    H:  6-8'  W:  4-6'    B/M:  White/7-9

$13.99 Qt.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Quick Fire' PPAF   Compact Panicle Hydrangea     SunLight Shade    Zone: 3-8 per MOBOT

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Quick Fire' PPAF  Panicle HydrangeaA compact Panicle Hydrangea that blooms a MONTH earlier than most hydrangeas with white blooms that turn fiery pink aging to a deep burgundy red and do that before other varieties even start to bloom.  Color is not affected by soil pH in Panicle Hydrangeas and because they bloom on old wood, frost doesn't zap the blooms, to they bloom consistently ever year.  Most cultivars get very large, the 'LITTLE Quick Fire' will in even small gardens.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained         H: 3-5'  W: 4-7'       B/M:  White to fiery pink/6-9

$11.99 Qt.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'   Panicle Hydrangea    SunLight Shade      Zone: 3-8

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'A wonderful, airy form of paniculata that can be trained to tree form unlike other species.  Great winter interest after the white 8" tall panicled blooms fade -- which they don't do for a long time!   A large plant that can be pruned most anytime except right before bloom to keep smaller.  Unlike most Hydrangeas, H. paniculata are happy in full sun with adequate moisture.  Vigorous, upright and a rapid grower.  Disease free.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained    H:8-10'  W:7-10'      B/M:  White/7-9

 

$11.99 Qt.

Hydrangea quercifolia   Oakleaf Hydrangea      SunLight ShadePart Shade      Zone:5-9

Hydrangea quercifoliaDeep green leaves change to shades of red, orangish brown and purple in Fall. Quite spectacular in bloom or Fall leaf. A bit tough to grow in containers (so they're not always gorgeous at the nursery) but easy as pie in the ground. A bit coarse but SO FABULOUS in bloom & in it's Fall Color, that if you have room, you really should have this plant!  Plants of Merit - Missouri Botanical Garden.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained    H:  6-8'  W:  8-10'    B/M:  White/6-7

US Native Plants

Plants of Merit

$14.99 Qt.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea' PP4458 (SNOW QUEEN™)  Oakleaf Hydrangea  SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone:5-9 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea' PP4458 (SNOW QUEEN™)Large, tightly packed panicles of pure white blooms are held UPRIGHT to create an amazing flower display in summer.  The blooms fade from white to light pink and the leathery leaves turn a fabulous burgundy in Fall.  Selected by William Flemer.  Awards:  GMPA, PSC

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 7-10'  W:7-10'       B/M:  White/6-7

$14.99 Qt.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' PP15477     Golden Oakleaf Hydrangea      SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone:5-9 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' PP15477     Golden Oakleaf Hydrangea  A stunning dwarf oakleaf hydrangea. In spring, the foliage emerges electric gold and matures to chartreuse holding this color well into summer. Plenty of white 5" sterile pyramidal flower panicles emerge in early summer and pick up a hint of pink in the fall. Flowers sporadically thru fall after main show in early summer. In fall, the leaves again change color to sharp shades of scarlet and burgundy. Stems turn red in winter.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:3-4'  W: 5-6'        B/M:  White/6-7

 

$12.99 Qt.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'  Hydrangea, Sikes Dwarf Oakleaf    SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone:5-9 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'If you've always wanted an Oakleaf Hydrangea bu t just didn't have the room, well now you can. This is a gorgeous dwarf. Same great (actually, stupendous Fall color) same gorgeous white blooms that dry perfectly for winter arrangements. It's just a much smaller plant.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 3-4'  W:4-6'       B/M:  White/6-7

 

 

  Japanese/Korean Hydrangea   H. serrata or H. macrophylla serrata  (and some other more cold hardy Hydrangeas)  From Korea and the Mountains of Japan

Japan is a paradise of Hydrangeas but it's almost impossible to get new forms out of Asia to the US due to USDA restrictions.  The following introductions are possible because of painstaking endeavors by Dan Hinkley and others to import to Europe, satisfy USDA requirements there, then import them to the US.  Their patience through several years of regulations and post-entry quarantines provides us with some truly amazing plants.    Besides being gorgeous with many new colors, bi-colors, variegated foliage and more, they have another trait -- their bud is more cold hardy and isn't as subject to damage by late frosts.

- depending on who you're listing to - come from the high mountain regions of Japan and Korea.  H. macrophyllas come from the Coastal areas of Japan.  In general, the 'serratas' are more cold hardy and have hardier buds.  They're distinguished by serrate - saw edged - leaves; smaller, finer stems; smaller more linear leaves and nearly all the cultivars are lacecaps

Our reputable source says they are suitable for Full Sun to Part Shade and hardy to zone 5.  Personally, I'd give them some protection from the hottest sun in warmer places, zone 7 and south.

In general, they're red or pink in alkaline soil and blue or purple in acid.

 

Some sources list Hydrangea macrophylla serrata - Korean Hydrangea with the extra hardy buds -- as H. macrophylla serrata but we're just putting H. serrata, which is what many sources do.    Same great plants.

$12.99 Qt.

Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha Nishiki'   VARIEGATED Gold Mountain or Japanese Hydrangea   SunLight ShadePart Shade  Z: 5-9

Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha Nishiki'      Gold Mountain or Japanese Hydrangea Variegated Japanese Hydrangea with variegated foliage introduced to the trade by J.C.Raulston.with lace cap blooms that are white BUT can be heavily blsuhed with pink (even dark pink) or lilac depending on soil pH. 5" green leaves are dusted with gold and turn deep maroon and red Fall colors.  Best in some shade unless on the coast.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained    H:3.5-4'   W:3.5-4'      B/M:  Pink or Lilac/6-7

Japanese Native

$14.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea serrata 'MAKD' ppaf (TINY TUFF STUFFTM)    Mountain or Japanese Hydrangea   SunLight ShadePart Shade    Z: 5-9

A stunning compact hydrangea with a bloom that is refined and delicate but at the same time very tough. How can a bloom be tough, you might ask? Well, they have extremely hardy buds - if frost gets the bud, then alas, no blooms but with 'Tiny Tuff Stuff' the buds are very cold hardy and it produces a bumper crop of lacecap blooms comprised of doubled sepals. The blooms tend to be blue-lavender but can also be pink to white, all lovely wispy colors, stunning in the garden. Blooms age to pink, tipping down in a distinctive arching fashion.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 1.5-2'  W: 1.5-2'        B/M: Blue-lavender/6-7

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

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Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlanders'  Mountain or Japanese Hydrangea     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 5-9

Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlanders'  Mountain or Japanese HydrangeaA delightful Mountain Hydrangea that's small and perfect for a small place.  Produces tons of shell pink or purplish blue lacecap blooms. Flower color is usually pH dependent but leans toward pink.  In Fall, foliage takes on a purplish cast.  Dense growth on a shrub with a rounded habit. Flower color is usually pH dependent

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 3-4'  W: 3-4'         B/M: Pink or Purplish Blue/6-7

Japanese Native

 

Hypericum - St. John's Wort

A huge genus with sizes ranging from teeny tiny to big, green leaved to variegated to Tri-Color.  Plants for Ornamental use and Medical use.  Some are noxious weeds, some are aggressive (which is great for erosion and in the right spot) and some are treasures!

 

$11.99 Qt.

 

Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'    Hypericum, Albury Purple     Zone: 5-8     SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'This hypericum produces large, purple-flushed leaves and is often considered to be the best Hypericum. Leaves turn greener in midsummer. Vigorous, spreading bushy shrub. Attractive berries ripen from red to black. 3/4" yellow blooms. Tough, dependable shrub.    The species is native to the open woodsides of Eurasia.

Soil: Moist, but well-drained       H: 2-3' W: 3'       B/M: Light yellow/ 7-8

 

 

$13.99 Qt.

Hypericum androsaemum 'Pollock'   Expressionistic™ Tutsans Sterile St. Johnswort    Zone: 5-8     SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hypericum androsaemum 'Pollock'  EXPRESSIONISTIC™ TUTSANS   St. JohnswortA new introduction from NCSU. The brilliant purple new growth becomes splashed with green and white variegation as it matures. Bright single yellow flowers mature to huge orange-red fruit that are seedless, thus non invasive. The tidy plants are easy to grow in average garden soils with full sun exposure. Bred at NCSU as part of their effort to develop new, non-invasive nursery crops.

Soil: Moist, but well-drained       H: 2'   W: 2-5'      B/M:  Light yellow/ 7-8

$11.99 Qt.

 

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'      Golden  St. Johnswort   Zone:5-9    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hypericum 'Brigadoon'This form of the standard St. Johnswort has golden foliage tinged with amber.  A bright new foliage color for shady spots.  Large 2" yellow flowers with long, fluffy stamens are beautiful.   Flowers appear singly or in groups of 2-3 and can literally cover the plant when in bloom.  Tough once established.  Native from Bulgaria and Turkey.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 6-10" W: Indef.        B/M: Yellow/7-8

$11.99 Qt.

 

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'     Sunburst Hypericum   Zone: 5-8   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'A great, low maintenance shrub for the mixed border.  It forms 3' mounds of blue-green foliage and in mid-summer is topped by bright gold, 2" 'Starburst' blooms that continue thru September.  Mature stems and branches are clothed in reddish bark that shreds and peels in thin flakes. This is a mounding Hypericum, not spreading.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 3'  W: 3'   B/M:  Yellow/ 7-9

 

$15.99 Qt.

Hypericum 'Kolmatri’ PPAF     MAGICAL® TRIUMPH  St. Johnswort      Zone: 5-9   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Hypericum x inodorum 'Kolmotti' PPAF     MAGICAL® TRIUMPH  St. JohnswortA new rust resistant selection from Plants Nouveau , features deep green leaves that show off the GINORMOUS berries the color of a ripe, juicy watermelon from late summer into the fall. Stunning in planters and pots in the fall with silver leafed plants.  From the Magical®  Series -- a new line of St. John’s Wort that gives break-through, saturated colors that have never been seen before.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 2.5-3'   W: 2.5-3'     B/M:  Yellow/5-6

 

$11.99 Qt.

Ilex crenata 'Convexa'   Convex Japanese Holly     Zone: (5)6 -8   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Ilex crenata 'Convexa'Similar to the species but distinguished by 'convex' leaves, very dense growth and often more black fruit.  Very glossy dark green leaves.  Needs protection in Zone 5.  Fast growing, generally twice as wide as tall but takes shearing well so you can keep it whatever size and shape you want.  Makes a good hedge and an excellent backdrop for other planting.  This Great Plant Picks  is a "real workhorse in the garden".

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6-9'   W: 12-18'     B/M:  White Insignificant bloom

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Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'      Japanese Holly    Zone: 5-8   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'Introduced by the National Arboretum. Vertical accent for small spaces in the landscape and foundation. Specimen or group. Good corner planting. Also effective as a narrow hedge or screen. So, this unique holly can edge, hedge or just decorate your garden! A National Arboretum Introduction.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6-10'  W:2.5-3'    B/M:  White Insignificant bloom

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Ilex verticillata 'NCIV1 'ppaf    LITTLE GOBLINTM RED  Winterberry   Zone: 3-9        SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Ilex verticillata 'NCIV1 'ppaf    LITTLE GOBLINTM RED  Winterberry Big and Little can be a perfect match if it's a Winterberry and the plant is little and compact and the berries are extra big, red and abundant.  This first every tetraploid winterberry and it's perfect for gardens, mass plantings or even a cut branch in a bud vase.  Needs any male I. verticillata as a pollinator.

Soil:  Any, even wet, but must be acid, 4.5-6.5         H: 3-5'   W: 3-5'      B/M: Small white/6-7

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Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'    Southern Gentlemen Winterberry    Zone: 3-9        SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'Male pollinator for fast growing, southern type female Winterberry's. (Sparkleberry, Sunset, Winter Red, Winter Gold, et.al.) Doesn't get berries but a necessary fellow if you want your girls (up to 9) to be pollinated and set fruit. One of the best pollinators.

Soil:  Any, even wet, but must be acid, 4.5-6.5     H: 8'  W: 6'     B/M: Small White/6-7

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Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'     Winterberry Sparkleberry     Zone: 3-9        SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'Developed at the National Arboretum. The 3/8" red fruit persist into winter, often thru March. Distinctly upright form. Received the prestigious Styer Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1987. Choice deciduous holly. Female form works well with Southern Gentleman above.

Soil:  Any, even wet, but must be acid, 4.5-6.5     H: 12'  W: 10-12'     B/M: Small White/6-7

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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'    Winterberry Holly, Black Alder     Zone: 3-9        SunLight ShadePart ShadeFull Shade

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'Similar to the species but shorter and notable for HEAVY FRUITING, bright 3/8"red fruit and good retention of the bright fruit color throughout winter.  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal (Steyer Award) in 1995.  Also a female that needs a Male Pollinator

Soil:  Any, even wet, but must be acid, 4.5-6.5     H: 6-8'  W: 6-8'     B/M: Small White/6-7

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Indigofera amblyantha       Pinkflower or  Chinese Indigo    Zone: 6A-10B    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Indigofera amblyanthaAn extremely long-blooming selection of Chinese Indigo, from May thru September, with racemes of deep magenta flowers.  Makes a great backdrop for the Perennial border.  A superb but rarely planted member of the pea family from China. Especially suited to dry sites but happy in most soils.

Soil: Most any      H: 6-8'  W:4'    B/M:  Deep Magenta/5-9 

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Indigofera decora     Chinese Indigo     Zone: 5-8  SunLight ShadePart Shade  but MOBOT says only

Indigofera decoraA dense suckering shrub or sub-shrub which generally grows 12-18" tall and spreads to 6' or more.  With dense, 8" purple axillary racemes of pea-like flowers, it blooms heavily in June and July and occasionally later in September.  Has 3" long compound, pinnate medium green leaflets.   tolerates alkaline soil and some drought.  Doesn't tolerate, however, heat and humidity of summers in the deep south.  In cold zones (5 & 6), it will behave like a Buddleia and will need to be cut back close to the ground in late winter/early spring.  Also needs hard pruning in warm zones to keep a good form.

Soil: Well-drained       H:12-30"  W: 24-72"      B/M: Purple/6-7

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Indigofera pseudotinctoria      Chinese Indigo    Zone:5-8    SunLight ShadePart Shade

Indigofera pseudotinctoriaAKA, Indigo Bush is from China, this rare plant with pea-like foliaged stems to 2' arise from the slow moving (NOT INVASIVE) rhizome. Miniature pink wisteria like flowers (6" long) cascade from the top of each stem for most of the growing season. Fast grower . Prune like a Buddleia in late winter. Disease & pest free. Used to make Indigo dye.

Soil:  Well-drained                H:24-36"  W: 24-36"             B/M: Pink/6-9

 

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Itea japonica 'Beppu'    Dwarf Japanese Sweetspire     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: (5B)6-9

Itea japonica 'Beppu'Japanese Sweetspires are known for great purple to red Fall color but 'Beppu' has exceptional  reddish-purple fall foliage which persists into winter.  Fragrant white flowers on a vigorous, spreading plant that can be used on banks.  Grows 12" per year.  Itea japonica is slightly reminiscent of Leucothoe.  The young leaves are wine-red on greenish stems in shade.  Has taken temperatures down to -6 degree at Arnold Arboretum in an unprotected spot but did show some foliage damage at that sub Zone 6 temperature, however, it will probably grow in Zone 5B in a protected spot.  Shorter than our native Sweetspire.  There's some discussion in the trade that Itea japonica 'Beppu' is actually an I. virginica x I. japonica hybrid if it matters to you.

Soil: Moist any, dry to moist     H:3'  W:5'       B/M: White/5-6

 

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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'      Virginia Sweetspire, Henry's Garnet    Zone: 5-9      SunLight ShadePart Shade

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'Henry's Garnet is superior to common Sweetspire. Selected for brilliant reddish-purple fall color and 6" long flowers. Native shrub valued for lightly fragrant flowers and spectacular fall color. Holds leaves late in the winter. Forms colonies. Received the prestigious Styer Award plus Plants of Merit - Missouri Botanical Garden.

Soil: Moist fertile best; average OK; PH adaptable      H: 4-6' W: 5-7'      B/M: White June-July

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Itea yunnanensis    Chinese Sweetspire       Zone:  6B-9   SunLight ShadePart Shade

Itea yunnanensisGrows at altitudes of 3000 meters so may be more cold hardy than 6B)  I know of at least one garden in 6B where it's lived since 2000.  It does die back to the ground in 6B.

Shrub or small tree from China.  Young branches are yellow-green turning to brown with age.  FRAGRANT blooms in racemes terminal, nodding to pendulous.  Blooms are numerous, often 3-clustered and 7" long.  Similar to Itea ilicifolia but this has narrower leaf blades, usually twice as long as wide with a more densely spinose serrate margin.  Foliage is somewhat like a holly and evergreen in mild climates.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 10-15'   W:       B/M: Greenish White/May

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