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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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$10.99 Qt.

Jasminum fruticans    Hardy Yellow Jasmine, Wild Jasmine          Zone: 6B-11         

Jasminum fruticansA native of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, a hardy, evergreen shrub, 10 to 12 feet high, with weak, slender stems, requiring support and bearing yellow, odorless flowers from heavy bloom in spring then sporadically until autumn. An ancient plant -- the first record was in 1545 in Padova Botanic Garden in Venice.  Hardy to -5 degrees.

Soil: Well-drained          H: 10-12'   W: 10'      B/M: Yellow /4-6+ 


$10.99 Qt.

New 2015

Jasminum nitidum     Angel Wing Jasmine            Zone: (8 maybe) 9,10

Jasminum nitidum     Angel Wing Jasmine

Vine like ground cover with a abundance of large 2", star-like flowers that are white with purple undersides. Evergreen.  Bushy growth habit. Blooms from Spring to Fall and is a superb houseplant everywhere but Zone 9 & 10 (possibly 8 with protection and perfectly situated) where it will live outside.  Fast growing, glossy foliage.   INTENSE FRAGRANCE!  Will climb some but not a tall plant.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained         H: 1-3'   W: 3-4'     B/M:  White/5-9


$12.99 Qt.

Jasminum nudiflorum   Winter Jasmine   Sun   Z:- 6-10

Jasminum nudiflorumGuaranteed to add cheer to your garden in the dead of winter when most plants are resting.  A spreading shrub that's vigorous in good spots and determined is terrible spots!  This can be a useful groundcover on banks or areas that little else will grow.  Will also trail over a wall and one inventive gardener trained hers to grow on an obelisk.  A good grower, but can be kept in bounds.

Soil:  Well-drained     H: 2'  W: 6' +       B/M:  Yellow/1-3

 Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Deer Resistant



Exposure & Zones for Chinese Juniper:    Juniperus chinensis   Sun - Michael Dirr     SunLight ShadePart Shade  U.of MI

Well, great minds don't always think alike.  Michael Dirr, the shrub/tree expert from the U. of Ga. says full sun for Juniper chinensis in his book, The Manual for Woody Landscape Plants.  Michigan State University Extension says Full Sun/Part Shade.  Here, in zone 7, they seem do okay in Part Shade but still do better in sun.  So, being as knowledgeable as neither, we put both exposures.  However, we're probably most in agreement with Floridata who says: "Cultivars with yellowish foliage and the low growing bushy cultivars generally require more sun."

Zone:  Many sources say 4-9.   Floridata says "Zones 3-9. Some cultivars may not be hardy in zone 3."   Well, back to ambiguity...



$11.99 Qt.

Juniperus chinensis 'Saybrook Gold'    Chinese Juniper        Z: 4-9          Sun

Juniperus chinensis 'Saybrook Gold'Spreading arching shrub; stiff branches with drooping tips. Mostly need-like foliage is bright yellow in summer (in sun) and bronze-yellow in winter with drooping tips gives a brightness to the winter landscape.  Resistant to cedar-apple rust.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 2-3'   W: 5-6'         B/M: Insig. 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Juniperus sabina 'Blue Forest'   Juniper, Blue Forest      Sun        Z:3-9

Juniperus sabina 'Blue Forest'Unique for its upturned, ascending branches that resemble a miniature "forest", this plant has blue foliage and grows to 18" tall and 3' wide. It appears resistant to Juniper blight. A low, rounded, squat plant with juvenile foliage that is rich blue and crowded on the branches. Remains stable under cultivation & does not send out strong leaders like it's parent 'Meyeri'. When he saw it in Amsterdam, Dirr said "it truly shown like a silver-blue star". Rich foliage color.

Soil:  Well-drained   H: 18" W: 36"   B/M:  Insignificant


$11.99 Qt.

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'     Blue Star Juniper    Sun       Z:4-7(8)

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'A low, rounded, squat plant with juvenile foliage that is rich blue and crowded on the branches. Remains stable under cultivation & does not send out strong leaders like it's parent 'Meyeri'. When he saw it in Amsterdam, Dirr said "it truly shown like a silver-blue star". Rich foliage color.

Soil: Well-drained    H:3'   W: 3-4'   B/M: Yellow, insig.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.

New 2015

Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold'        Japanese Kerria       Light ShadePart Shade       Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold'A stunning golden form of Japanese Kerria that needs morning sun or filtered light. More than that, and the gold leave may bleach. But sited properly, it's just a golden ball of leaves. The gold leaves tend to move more toward chartreuse in the heat of summer. Large buttercup yellow blooms in spring. Plants sucker to form broad clumps.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:3-6'   W: 4-8'      B/M: Yellow/5-6 + on and off

$12.99 Qt.

Kerria japonica 'Fubuki Nishiki' PP15247    Variegated Japanese Kerria     Light ShadePart Shade    Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Fubuki Nishiki'With white flecked variegated foliage, yellow flowers stripped with lighter creamy yellow and grey-green variegation on a slightly larger leaf than 'Picta', it was worthy of receiving a plant patent.  Very, very new to the trade and stunning!  We find this more vigorous than than 'Picta' or possibly just that it seems to grow during the heat of summer where 'Picta' tends to wait for cool weather to resume growth.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:4-5'   W: 6-8'      B/M: Yellow/5-6 + on and off

$12.99 Qt.

Kerria japonica 'Geisha'    Variegated Double Japanese Kerria       Light ShadePart Shade      Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Geisha'    Variegated Double Japanese KerriaBoth variegated foliage AND Double blooms makes 'Geisha' a choice garden plant.  Fully double blooms are almost orange and look stunning over green leaves randomly flecked with white.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 4-6'    W: 6-8'    B/M: Orange yellow double/5-6 + on and off

$11.99 Qt.

Kerria japonica 'Honshu'   Honshu Japanese Kerria         Light ShadePart Shade      Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Honshu'

A great new selection by Camellia Forest Nursery in NC for its extra large 2" flowers of rich yellow 5 petaled single blooms in profusion in early spring and on and off throughout the summer.  The bright green, zig-zaggy stems are attractive and unusual in the dull grey days of winter.  Medium to fast grower.  Happiest in part shade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:3-5'     W: 3-4'      B/  M: Yellow/5-6 + on and off

$12.99 Qt.

Kerria japonica 'Picta'   Variegated Japanese Kerria, Jew's Mallow   Light ShadePart Shade     Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Picta'Interesting, free-flowering shrub; could be used more extensively. Borders, masses, facer plant to hide leggy specimens. Tough plant, seems to withstand considerable abuse. Flowers in early spring then on and off sporadically all summer. Usually burns in full sun here in zone 7 but probably not in colder areas. Morning sun is great. Beautiful variegated foliage.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H:2-3'   W: 3-4'       B/M: Yellow/5-6 + on and off

$11.99 Qt.

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'    Double Japanese Kerria    Light ShadePart Shade    Z:4b-9

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'Interesting, free-flowering shrub; could be used more extensively. Borders, masses, facer plant to hide leggy specimens. Tough plant, seems to withstand considerable abuse. Flowers in early spring with double blooms then on and off sporadically all summer. Usually burns in full sun here in zone 7 but probably not in colder areas.. Morning sun is great.

Soil: Moist but well-drained          H:3-6'   W: 6-9'            B/M: Yellow/5-6 + on and off

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I received my order yesterday and the plants looked great.  I am so happy I found you on the web!  I'm sure I will be placing more orders with you in the future.  Thanks for taking such great care.

Judy, Lockport, IL


$11.99 Qt.

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco'  Dream CatcherTM Beautybush      SunLight ShadePart Shade     Z: 4-9

olkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco'"Everyone agrees that Beauty Bush is spectacular in bloom but goes in hiding for the rest of the year. This is no longer the case with this new specimen with golden yellow foliage. For best performance site it in filtered or partial shade; Also unique to this clone is its splendid golden-orange fall color." Spring Meadows

Profuse soft pink bell-shaped blooms put on a spectacular show in spring over foliage that emerges copper then turns golden yellow then changes to lime green in summer then turns on the heat in fall with deep shades of orange and gold.  Fast growing and vigorous and a true Show Stopper.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained    H: 6-9' Width: 4-6'     B/M:  Pink/5-6


Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'      Beautybush      Sun       Z: 4-9

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'Deciduous Shrub from China. Grown for it's profusion of bell-shaped blooms born in dense 2-3" corymbs. An excellent shrubs for the border or as a specimen. Beautiful long arching branches. Rare. Tolerates some shade. Suckers a bit but not a nuisance.  Attracts Hummingbirds.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained    H: 10' Width: 12'     B/M:  Pink/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Laburnum alpinum    Alpine Golden Chain Tree, Scotch Laburnum       SunLight ShadePart Shade       Zone: 4-7(9)

Laburnum alpinumGorgeous 15" long, Wisteria-like yellow blooms in late spring on a smaller tree makes this perfect for the smaller yard.  Likes full sun but appreciates afternoon shade in hot areas.  Doesn't like the combination of heat plus humidity.  Can take hotter zones if more low humidity.  This European native is very lovely but poisonous, so be mindful if you have small children.  Great background plant.

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


$11.99 Qt.

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VII' PP11312   TIGHTWAD RED® Dwarf Crape Myrtle      Sun       Z: 6-10      

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VII' PP11312   TIGHTWAD RED® Dwarf Crape MyrtleFlowers are a light currant-red, with crimson buds in bloom from July through Fall and sterile which always means tons of blooms! Leathery leaves emerge wine/red, change to purplish green, then to dark green. Forms a low mound with multiple branches loaded with flowers. Highly resistant to powdery mildew and has some drought tolerance.  The first dwarf with red blooms!

Soil: Moist, well-drained best; most any okay      H: 3-4'   W: 5-6'       B/M:  Red/7-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$10.99 Qt.

Lagerstroemia x 'Chickasaw'      Dwarf Crape Myrtle      Sun       Z: 6-9

Lagerstroemia x 'Chickasaw''Chickasaw' is the first true miniature Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei hybrid, reaching a height of 20 inches and a width of 26 inches after seven years.  Highly tolerant to powdery mildew. Root hardy in zone 6 and will often die back like a perennial and but will return in spring. (The same is true for full size Crape Myrtles in zone 6.)  Developed at the National Arboretum with a complex series of breedings.   About 20" tall in 7-8 years.

Soil: Moist, well-drained best; most any okay      H: 20"  W: 35"    B/M:   Pink-Lavender/Fall

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Lagerstroemeia x 'Pocomoke'      Dwarf Crape Myrtle      Sun       Z: 6-9

Lagerstroemeia x 'Pocomoke'      Dwarf Crape MyrtleReleased in July, 1998. 'Pocomoke' is the second in a series of true miniature Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei hybrids from the National Arboretum with bushy foliage and Rose Pink blooms in Fall.  Dwarf mounding habit.  About 20" tall, 35" wide in 8 years.

Soil: Moist, well-drained best; most any okay      H: 20"  W: 35"   B/M:   Rose Pink /Fall

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$10.99 Qt.

New 2015

Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley'     Tree Mallow    Sun      Z: 6-9

Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley'One of the most floriferous shrubs we've ever grown!  Not a bit fussy as long as it gets sun.  Occasional tipping promotes business. White blooms sport a red center and the blooms gradually fades to pink.  Silver-gray lobed leaves provide a charming background to the beautifully textured blooms.   Individual blooms are short-lived, they are produced in profuse.  Semi-evergreen in cold areas, evergreen in warm.  Fast grower.  Species native to Europe and parts of Asia.

Soil: Light well-drained best; most any is ok      H:4-8'  W:4-8'     B/M: Pale pink w/ red/All summer,6-10   

$13.99 Qt.


Leptodermis oblonga     Himalayan Leptodermis     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Z: 5-8

Leptodermis oblongaA most uncommon, mounding, very fragrant shrub with long blooming, lavender-purple starry flowers that are produced in clusters ALL SEASON from June thru Frost!  Like a dwarf lilac that doesn't know where the 'Off Switch" is for blooming.  Absolutely stupendous!  Spring Meadows describes it as a "Blooming Machine"!  Related to Daphnes (if you haven't already fallen in love with this plant) but not fussy like her relative.  Native to the Himalayan mountains and eastern Asia.

Soil: Very well-drained      H: 12-18"   W: 12-18'          B/M:  Lavender-purple/All summer,6-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


Butterfly and Larvae Food

Lespedezas are Host Plants for the Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly and native to Japan.  

$11.99 Qt.

Lespedeza bicolor 'Little Buddy'     Dwarf Bush Clover    SunLight ShadePart Shade       Z:4-8

Lespedeza bicolor 'Little Buddy'When the glorious species grows 5-10' and wide and you have a small garden or yard, what you need is a 'Little Buddy' and here he is! All the great features of the species: glorious long blooming flowers, trifoliate, dark green leaves (changing to yellow in fall) and dropping racemes of rose-purple peak-like flowers in racemes to 5" long both at the stem tips and in the upper leaf axils in late summer but in a compact form reaching 3' at most. Less aggressive growth rate than the species as well.  

Soil: Well-drained     H: 2-3'  W:2-3'    B/M: Rose purple/7-8

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$11.99 Qt.

Lespedeza bicolor 'Yakushima'   Dwarf Bush Clover       SunLight ShadePart Shade      Z:4-8

Lespedeza bicolor 'Yakushima' A cute dwarf mounding Bush Clover with delicate violet-purple blooms in late summer.  The fine textured, feathery mound is attractive even when not in bloom and is great for the front of the border or mixed in the Perennial bed. This little guy is 'creating a riot' in horticultural circles.  In late summer, foliage mound bursts forth in an eruption of blossoms.  Finding shrubs in this height range is extremely tough but this one quite possibly, tops the list.  Drought tolerant when established. Cut back hard in late winter.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 12-18"   W: 12-18'          B/M:  Rose purple/7-8

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

New 2015

Lespedeza capitata              Zone:   

200+ new plants for 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

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Butterfly and Larvae Food

$11.99 Qt.

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'      Weeping Bush Clover         Sun         Z:5-8

The standard by which all Bush clovers are judged! This stunning, weeping Lespedeza is a waterfall of masses of vivid pinkish-purple blooms in mid to late summer. Gorgeous draping over a wall or spilling onto a walkway. Beautiful, feathery, pinnate foliage remains attractive through our hot & humid summer. Perfect with Asters and Ornamental grasses. Prune hard in late winter. A 'Must Have' for the Fall Garden.  Discovered at old Gibraltar Estate in Wilmington, DE by Bill Frederick, Jr. 

Soil: Well-drained      H: 4-5'   W: 4-5'         B/M:  Pinkish purple/7-8

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Samindare'         Bush Clover         Sun         Z:5-8

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Samindare'         Bush CloverClouds of bright fuchsia flowers start in mid summer and continue into the fall. Semi-woody legume that should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Very drought tolerant. Appears after most other plants in the spring.  Be patient!   The name translates as "Monsoon Rain Over Land".

Soil:  Well-drained         H: 4-5'    W: 5-6'       B/M:  Fuchsia/7-8

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

New 2015

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Variegata'              Zone:   

200+ new plants for 2015.  Descriptions coming ASAP!

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Butterfly and Larvae Food

$10.99 Qt.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'  Dog Hobble, Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush    SunLight ShadePart Shade      Z: 4-9

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'  Dog Hobble, Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush A beautiful gracefully arching form of Leucothoe with colorful, mottled leaves.  Drooping clusters of white blooms are very showy.  Not used enough, they make great cut flowers.  Offers visual relief in foundation plantings that have too much solid green foliage.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acid, high in organics     H: 3-5'  W: 4-5'        B/M: White/Spring

$12.99 Qt.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta'®   (Zeblid) Dog Hobble,  Fetterbush  SunLight ShadePart Shade Z: 4-8    

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta'  Dog Hobble, Drooping Leucothoe, FetterbushA wonderful form of our East Coast Native.  Dark shiny green mature foliage with wide-spread serrations.  Scarletta is notable for its deep red new growth and bronzy-plum-purple winter hue.  With sufficient sun, it's deep red burgundy in winter.  Leucothoe's are suckering shrubs and great for 'loosening' up tighter shrubs like hollies -- gives a slightly less formal look to the evergreen border.  Typical fragrant white flowers.  Shorter than most varieties.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acid, high in organics     H: 18-24"  W: 24-36"   B/M: White/Spring


$12.99 Qt.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Trivar'   Tricolor Dog Hobble, Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush  SunLight ShadePart Shade   Z: 4-8 

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Trivar'An arching shrub, with white urn-shaped blooms. Magnificent pink, yellow & green foliage that turns purple in fall & winter. While tolerant of full shade, best color develops in part shade. This is a magnificent plant but does want to above described soil, no drying winds or drought. Trivar is a stronger grower than the similar 'Girard's Rainbow'. EXTREMELY RARE in the trade. Needs exact conditions in soil and light.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acid, high in organics     H:3-5' W:3-5'     B/M: White/Spring

$11.99 Qt.

Leucothoe populifolia    Coastal or Forida Leucothoe, Pipestem      Zone: 6-9

Leucothoe populifolia    Coastal or Forida Leucothoe, Pipestem(Now Agarista populifolia)  New growth is bronze and matures to dark green on the Evergreen form of Agarista.  Slow to moderate growth.  Glossy, deep green leaves are 2-3" long.  The blooms appear in late spring are creamy white and borne in dense clusters in the leaf axils.  Pipestem is quite showy and the flowers are sweetly fragrant and is just beginning to be appreciated by the horticultural community

Soil:  Moist, Acid     H: 8-12'   W: 5-10'    B/M: White/5-6

$13.99 Qt.

Leycesteria formosa 'Notbruce' (GOLDEN LANTERNS®)  Himalayan Honeysuckle        Sun       Z:6-9

Leycesteria formosa 'Notbruce'AKA, Pheasant Berry. The gold form of an extremely rare shrub from China.  With white blooms with 4" long beet-red bracts that are the real eye-catcher, it blooms from June thru September.  The clear yellow-green foliage has amber-red tinted new growth.  The black purple berries arrive and take the bracts to an even more dramatic look.  Dies back to the ground, like a Perennial, but no worries, it will be back, big and bold in the spring.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained      H: 3-4' W: 3-4'        B/M: White w/ wine bracts/6-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

Lindera benzoin        Spicebush      SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 4-9

Lindera benzoinA small shrub that rarely tops 6', found in moist woods and marshes with dark green, oval leaves which turn an outstanding yellow in Fall and emit a fragrant odor when crushed.  Multi-stemmed with flowers that are small and pale yellow in March and April.  The blooms are followed by shiny red berries called drupes which are consumed by a wide variety birds and a host plant for Spicebush and Swallowtail butterflies (look for rolled up leaves with caterpillars safely inside!)  Native from Maine thru Florida.  Plants of Merit - Missouri Botanical Garden.    Plants are UNSEXED -- 50% chance you'll get a male or female.

Soil: Most any but dry       H:6-12'  W:6-12'       B/M: Yellow/March

US Native Plants


Plants of Merit


Butterfly and Larvae Food

$14.99 Qt.

Lindera obtusiloba      Japanese Spicebush      SunLight ShadePart Shade          Zone: 6-10

Lindera obtusiloba      Japanese SpicebushMulti-stemmed shrub from Asia with greenish yellow blooms in spring followed by small red fruits (with a male and female) that age to black. (Our plants are unsexed - could be male or female.)  Lustrous 2 to 3-lobed green leaves, 4-6" long turn brilliant yellow gold in Fall even in the shade and remain show-stopping for 2-3 weeks.  Leaves can also be un-lobed - variable like our Native Sassafras to which it is related but lobed or unlobed, these bold leaves, like mittens, add great contrast to other more thin-leaved plants.  Moist to dry, well-drained soil but well-watered when young.

Soil:  Any well-drained   H: 10-15'   W: 10-15'        B/M:  Greenish yellow/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$13.99 Qt.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'      American Sweet Gum       SunLight ShadePart Shade       Z: 4-10

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' An outstanding cultivar of Sweet Gum selected for its fingerlike leaves and for its rich purple, orange and yellow fall color that is just a knockout!  Broadly pyramidal to oval growth habit reaching 60-75' in height and 40-50' wide.  Great shade tree.   AGM winner.  Typical unearthly looking spiny fruit - Gumballs!  Very popular in the UK, nearly impossible to find in the US.  It's a winner!

Soil: Moist but well-drained          H:60-75'   W: 40-50'       B/M:  Small light green, insigifnicant/Spring    

$11.99 Qt.

Lonicera fragrantissima     Honeysuckle, Winter       SunLight ShadePart Shade       Z:4-8

Lonicera fragrantissimaThe smell is truly DIVINE and at a time when you can't imagine anything blooming. Wonderful for forcing branches inside. Good for hedges or the shrub border. Lovely for fragrance. Great to bring in a few branches in Winter and force for early indoor blooms and to perfume the house. 

Soil: Most any     H: 6-10' W: 6-10'     B/M: Creamy white/2-3

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


Lonicera japonica 'Aureo-Reticulata'  is listed on the  Vines Page 


$9.99 Qt.

Lonicera involucrata     Twinberry or Bearberry Honeysuckle       SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 4-7

Lonicera involucrata   Twinberry HoneysuckleA rather formal looking shiny green Native shrub that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Paired drooping yellow (or yellow with red) tubular flowers with maroon bracts that turn deep red as the flowers fade and the deep black and shinny berries mature. This spreading to semi-erect shrub grows in moist forests. Edible but bitter berries.

Soil: Average to wet         H: 3-9'   W: 6-9'      B/M: Yellow with Red Bracts

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Lonicera nitida 'Baggensen's Gold'     Bush Honeysuckle, Baggensen's Gold      SunLight ShadePart Shade       Z:6-9

Lonicera nitida 'Baggensen's Gold'A non-climbing, bush honeysuckle with long, arching shoots and bright yellow leaves that may bleach in full sun in warmer zone. Best in part shade where leaves will be chartreuse. Deciduous in this area so it might never reach 5'. Best in soil that is dry in winter but well-watered in summer & with a little shade.  Customers have reported success with our clone (which came from England Herb Farm in PA) when they lost this plant in the past from other sources..

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H:40-60" W: 60"    B/M: White Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


Lonicera periclymenum var. serotina  is listed on the  Vines  Page  

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Lonicera pileata (lacate)  Honeysuckle, Royal Carpet   SunLight ShadePart Shade  (Best in Light ShadePart Shade  in warm areas.)    Z:5-9

Lonicera pileataPrivit Honeysuckle. A small, low spreading shrub or low hedge from China. It has small bright-green leaves and, when mature, small but gorgeous violet berries . Semi-evergreen, shiny green leaves. One of several plants called Boxleaf Honeysuckle. Horizontal branches tend to build layer upon layer. Needs a fair bit of shade in warmer areas - doesn't like the warm summers of the deep South. Sorry y'all...

Soil: Well-drained       H: 2' W: 5'       B/M: Yellowish white       Growth Rate: Medium

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Lonicera yunnanensis 'Pat's Variegated'      Pat's Variegated Bush Honeysuckle    SunLight ShadePart Shade      Z: 6-9

Lonicera yunnanensis 'Pat's Variegated'A non-climbing, bush honeysuckle with long, arching shoots and variegated leaves. Pat McCracken's selection of this tidy SW Chinese shrub "Honeysuckle" with each pert leaf rimmed white. Should be most popular for bonsai lovers. Larger and sturdier than Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty', which it resembles. Absurdly rare! 

Soil: Well-watered but well-drained         H: 2-3' W: 2-3'         B/M: Yellow/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


Lorepetalums and Hardiness -- How hardy are these plants?

This is still under debate but Hortus, the encyclopedia of horticultural knowledge in the United States lists hardiness to between 10-20 degrees F and the Royal Horticulture Encyclopedia of Plants states the same. This information is contradicted however by data from a test garden in Georgia that recorded 4 degrees F without damage to Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum cultivars and laboratory tests have run these plants down to 0 degrees F.  Generally it is thought that Loropetalum can be planted as far north as Virginia in the eastern states and is hardy throughout the western states along the coast."  San Marcos Growers (West Coast Wholesale Grower).  They've had them for years at the National Arboretum, zone 6B but with heat from the DC concrete mass.

The three varieties we offer at Lazy S'S should all be reliably hardy in Zone 7.

$10.99 Qt.

Loropetalum chinense (chinensis) var. rubrum 'Blush'         Fringe Flower     SunLight ShadePart ShadeShade     Z:7-9

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Blush' One of the first 'red' (really rose-pink) flowered forms to hit the trade.  This plant appears to be the same plant that is marketed under the name 'Monraz'.  The foliage emerges a rose-red turning to medium green.  In coastal climates, where new growth is always occurring, this can lead to a multi-colored effect in foliage!   Not true red, but certainly closer to red than other varieties which are pink or deep pink.  Best leaf color in sun.

Soil: Acid, Moist but well-drained         H: 6'  W:4-5'       B/M: Rose red-pink        Growth Rate: Fast

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Daruma'    Dwarf Fringe Flower    SunLight ShadePart ShadeShade      Z:7-9   

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Daruma'Deep, dusky plum foliage (the darkest in the trade) with blush pink blooms from winter to early Spring on this delightful, dwarf Chinese Fringe Flower. Compact, mounding form. The most compact form occurs in full sun.  Fragrant, blush pink, spider-like blooms 3-4" across in cymes of 3-6 in Spring and intermittently through the season.

Soil: Acid, Moist but well-drained       H: 3-4'  W: 3-4'        B/M Blush pink/April +   Growth Rate: Fast

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$10.99 Qt.

Loropetalum chinense (chinensis) var. rubrum 'Zhuzhou'    Fringe Flower  SunLight ShadePart ShadeShade   Z: 7-9

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Zhuzhou'Zhuzhou Fuchsia Chinese Fringe Tree has greenish maroon colored foliage and can reach 8-12' at maturity, making it one of the tallest cultivars available. This beautiful foliage is topped from spring to fall with fuchsia pom-pom like flowers. Prefers a well drained acid soil and will show chlorosis (green leaves with yellow veins) in a high pH soil. This shrub has an upright growth habit. Zhuzhou Fuchsia is one of the most cold hardy cultivars available.  Best leaf color in sun.

Soil: Acid, Moist but well-drained         H:8-12'  W:          B/M: Dark pink        Growth Rate: Fast

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$15.99 Qt.


Lycium barbarum ‘SMNDSL’ PPAF     SWEET LIFEBERRYTM  Goji Berry       SunLight ShadePart Shade     Z: 5-7

Lycium barbarum ‘SMNDSL’ PPAF     SWEET LIFEBERRYTM  Goji BerryThe hailed 'Superfruit'. Easy to grow, but may require staking. Extra sweet bright red fruit comes after purple flowers in the spring. A pollinator is not needed. Prune them in late winter or early spring for best berry production.

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 10-12'  W:  5-7'      B/M: Purple/4-5


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