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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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$13.99 Qt.

 

Magnolia 'Ann'   The Girls Series of Magnolias        Zone:  3-8  

Magnolia 'Ann'   The Girls Series of MagnoliasFrom the 'Girl' Series of Magnolias introduced by the National Arboretum which bloom about 2-4 weeks later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana which decreases the possibility of spring frost damage.  They grow as multi-stemmed large shrubs or small trees with slightly leathery leaves that stand up to both heat and drought.  In winter, they hold your interest with smooth gray bark and fuzzy flower buds making them a 4-Season plant.  Grow best in sun to LIGHT shade.  Large, fragrant 8" blooms with as many as 19 petals, purplish-red on the outside, white on the inside, carried over a long period in the spring (in part because it's sterile and spend no energy making seed).

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:8-10'  W:8-10'    B/M:   Pale pink w/ Deep Purple red outside/Late April +

 

$11.99 Qt.

Magnolia x 'Betty'    The Girls Series of Magnolias        Zone:  3-8  

Magnolia x 'Betty'Another beauty from 'The Girls' (occasionally called erroneously, Little Girls) series of magnolias from the National Arboretum - a group of Magnolias which bloom about 2-4 weeks later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana which decreases the possibility of spring frost damage.  They grow as multi-stemmed large shrubs or small trees with slightly leathery leaves that stand up to both heat and drought.  In winter, they hold your interest with smooth gray bark and fuzzy flower buds making them a 4-Season plant.  Grow best in sun to LIGHT shade.  Large, fragrant 8" blooms with as many as 19 petals, purplish-red on the outside, white on the inside, carried over a long period in the spring (in part because it's sterile and spend no energy making seed).

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:10-15'  W:10-15'    B/M:   White w/ Purple outside/Late April +

$12.99 Qt.

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Magnolia 'Jane'   The Girls Series of Magnolias       Zone:  3-8  

Magnolia liliiflora 'Jane'Lily Magnolias are rounded, shrubby plants reaching 8-12' in height. The 3-4" wide flowers are vinous-purple outside and white inside. Jane has an erect growth habit for a Lily Magnolia. The FRAGRANT blooms on this tree is "TDF" - To-Die-For! Really, really gorgeous.  Prune after flowering.   Introduced by the National Arboretum as part of the 'The Girls' (occasionally called erroneously, Little Girls) series of magnolias.  It blooms 2-4 weeks later, so it isn't damaged by frost nearly as often as the species.

Soil: Deep, preferably acid   H:8-12'  W:8-12'     B/M: Reddish purple outside, white inside /4-5

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$13.99 Qt.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides       Dawn Redwood                  Zone:  4-8

Metasequoia glyptostroboidesIt looks a little like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree when young but when it has a bit of maturity, it's gorgeous. Perfect pyramidal shape with feathery, bright green foliage. The single, straight trunk of it's youth develops into a broad, rounded crown with age. Excellent tree. National Arboretum Introduction.  Pruning rarely necessary.  3/4-1" cones.  Growth Rate: Fast  2.5' - 3' per year.   Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acid     H:70-100'  W:25'      B/M: Insig.  

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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$26.99 Qt.

 

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' (Goldrush)    Golden Dawn Redwood            Zone:  4-8

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'The same as the species but with golden foliage.  Absolutely stunning!  3/4-1" cones.  Growth Rate: Fast  2.5' - 3' per year. Chartreuse Gold when young, getting more gold with AGE.  It is not particularly gold when young.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acid     H:70-100'  W:25'      B/M: Insig.  

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Microbiota decussata     Russian Arborvitae       Zone: 3-8

Microbiota decussataA fairly rare Russian plant touted as the 'Juniper for Shade'. It's not a juniper but a 'Look Alike' but it will take shade. Delicate looking, ferny foliage is bright green in spring & takes on a bronzy-purple caste in winter. Described by the U. of Conn. as a "top notch groundcover for Part Shade". Great in groupings. Very cold hardy. Water during dry spells.   Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained   H: 12-18" W: 6-10'   B/M: Insignificant

Great Plant Picks

$11.99 Qt.

Neillia affinis       Chinese Ninebark    SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone:5 with protection 6-7

Neillia affinisA deciduous shrub, Native to China and reminiscent of Spiraea.  Pink blooms in late spring to mid summer on this member of the rose family with 2-4" long leaves which may turn shades of dark red in autumn.  Pink Campanula-like blooms in 1-3" long racemes on this easily grown shrub.  Prune immediately after flowering, thinning old stems as needed and removing suckers unless you want it to colonize.  May need protection in zone 5.  Can be used as a hedge.

Soil:    H: 3-6'  W: 3-6'    B/M: Pink/5-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Philadelphus - Mockorange

"When you first experience the heady scent of Philadelphus you could be forgiven for thinking you've gone to heaven. The only mystery is why this wonderful shrub isn't more popular, because it deserves to be. This super shrub really does deserve wider recognition as one of the most versatile spring flowering plants for our gardens, especially if you're in an area with cool winters."  Burke's Backyard

 

$12.99 Qt.

Philadelphus x 'White Rock'     Semi-Double Mock Orange          Zone: 4-8

Philadelphus x 'White Rock'     Mock OrangeIn June and July, 'White Rock' is just smothered in semi-double, lightly scented flowers that are both abundant and VERY large and showy.  Prune immediately after flowering to encourage a more bushy habit.

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

Butterflies, Butterfly

$10.99 Qt.

Photinia x fraseri     Red Tip Photinia         Zone: 7-9       

Photinia x fraseri A traditional hedge shrub in the American South.  New foliage is bright red and the leaves are very shiny.  In spring, small white flowers appear in flat-domes clusters.  Great contrast to the bronzy-red leaves.   Extremely tough and vigorous but must have well-drained soil.  Withstands intense heat but won't thrive in the tropics as it needs some chilling in winter.  Can be pruned to shape.  A great plant in zones 7-9 but NOT in the South East where it is subject to the fungus Entomosporium leaf spot.  In other parts of the country, it's fabulous!

Soil: Well-drained       H: 10-12'  W:      B/M: White/Spring

 

$15.99 Qt.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Mindia' PP16271  COPPERTINATM   Ninebark      Z:3-8

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Mindia'Another colored Ninebark bred in France for the dramatic orange-copper spring foliage that, with maturity, changes to rich red.  A cross between dark 'Diablo' and golden 'Darks Gold'.  White button-like blooms appear in early Spring and look wonderful against the dark foliage.  Also, it has wonderful peeling bark and red seed capsules.

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

$15.99 Qt.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' PP14821  SUMMER WINETM Purple Ninebark      Z:3-8

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'A compact version of Physocarpus with dark wine, fine-textured foliage and pink-white blooms in early summer. While it's a strong grower, it's more well-behaved. Beautiful next to yellow or dark green plants. This is a dramatic improvement over other Ninebarks! Similar to parent, Diablo, but is more compact & is well-branched enough to grow in a container. Gets it's fine texture from the other parent, Physocarpus ‘Nana’. The peeling bark of Ninebark is VERY attractive.  The species is a Plants of Merit - Missouri Botanical Garden.

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

$16.99 Qt.

 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOBLR' PPAF   GINGER WINE®  Ninebark      Z:3-8

Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOBLR' PPAF   GINGER WINE®  NinebarkA new Ninebark to the trade with exceptional hues of orange red in the spring and fall and in summer, a stunning burgundy..  In late spring, large white flowers appear, later producing bright red seed heads.  Compact, upright habit and sturdy stems plus excellent mildew resistance.  Ninebarks are best not pruned but if necessary, do it right after blooming.

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

$18.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'    Variegated Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'One of the finer Variegated plants and while it has the same lovely white blooms as many in the species do but it's stunning, best feature is the foliage.  Slow growing to 6 feet, it appreciates shelter from full sun.  There are other variegated forms but this is touted as the Treasure among Treasures!  The new foliage is red (like Mountain Fire) BUT on a variegated shrub.  Ohmagosh!  Amazing!

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 6'  W:          B/M: White /3-4    

$14.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' PP15452     Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Katsura'Stunning wine-red new foliage that keeps appearing all summer, eventually aging to green.  In spring this tidy little 3' x 3' Pieris has rose-pink bell-shaped bloom in early spring.  Should reach maturity in about 5 years.

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 3'  W: 3'         B/M: Pink  /3-4    

$17.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'     VARIEGATED Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'     VARIEGATED Lily of the Valley ShrubA compact form of Pieris with small creamy variegation on the edges of gray-green leaves.  New leaves emerge shocking bright before becoming variegated green and in spring, clusters of small white, bell-shaped flowers appear.  Because it's evergreen can make a great low hedge.  Great in the rock garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 2-3'  W: 2-3'          B/M: White /3-4    

$17.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Passion Frost' PP19331   PASSION PARTY Lily of the Valley Shrub        Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Passion Frost' PP19331   PASSION PARTY Lily of the Valley Shrub The first ever Variegated form of Pieris with Riotous Red Blooms!  Prolific flowering, large flowers to 6" in length, evergreen so attractive year round, low maintenance and Disease Tolerant.  Winner of the prestigious award:  Silver Medal Groot Groen Plus 2009

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 2-3'  W: 2-3'         B/M: Red /3-4    

$17.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Pink Frost' PP19331     PASSION PARTY Lily of the Valley Shrub        Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Pink Frost' The first very STABLE variegated Pieris with beautiful light pink flowers. Prolific flowering, large flowers to 6" in length, evergreen so attractive year round, low maintenance and Disease Tolerant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 2-3'  W: 2-3'         B/M: Pink /3-4    

$12.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'        Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

With bright red leaves in late winter and early spring, it does look like it's on fire!  With the previous year's EVERGREEN leaves, the new red leaves look like red blooms.  But in fact, they're only the dramatic precursor to pure white, pendulous to partly upright Lily of the Valley like blooms.    Heavy clumps of blooms.

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 4-8'   W: 3-6'      B/M:  /3-4   

$12.99 Qt.

 

Pieris japonica var. yakushimanum 'Prelude'   Dwarf Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

A very dwarf form to 2' tall and 3' wide with a compact habit.  New leaves are pinkish bronze, turning dark green at maturity.  Buds open to 3-5" pendulous panicles of white flowers.  Blooming somewhat later and longer, it can definitely extend the season.  AGM winner, this little plant is a blooming powerhouse!  Look at the picture link!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Acid      H: 2'  W:3'       B/M:  White /3-4+  

$12.99 Qt.

 

Pistacia chinensis    Chinese Pistache               Zone: 6B-9

Pistacia chinensis    Chinese PistacheA deciduous tree with moderate to rapid growth, finely divided lustrous green foliage turns excellent yellow/orange to red color in Fall.  Small greenish flowers are followed by red ripening to blue berries on female plants.  (Our plants are seed grown and not sexed.)  Slightly peeling bark in mature trees.  Drought tolerant when established.  Young trees are often awkwardly shaped and asymmetric BUT dramatically improve with age - eventually have strong, beautiful vase shaped branches, evident in winter.  Lower branches often droop with age which is charming.  Proper pruning in early years is necessary to create a symmetrical tree with good form.

Soil:  Well drained   H:  25-35'    W:  25-35'      B/M: Greenish/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Polygonum aubertii  Silver Lace Vine   is on the Vines Page

Polygonum aubertii 'Aureum'  Golden Silver Lace Vine  is on the Vines Page

 

$14.99 Qt.

 

Polygonum cuspidatum 'Spectabile'    Japanese Knotweed, False Bamboo    Z:  5-9   cool zones

Polygonum cuspidatum 'Spectabile'AKA Fallopia x bohemica 'Spectabilis'   A well behaved form of Knotweed with green leaves heavily marbled and frosted with cream.  Greenish-white blooms are sterile.  The amount of white variegation is so intense, the plant never reaches the proportions or vigor of the green species.  (Where the leaves are white, there's no chlorophyll so that part of each leaf doesn't feed the plant -- like many variegated plants, it's just much less vigorous.)

Soil: Most any    H: 36-48"  W:    B/M:  White/9-10

 

$13.99 Qt.

 

Prunus x cistena      Purple-leaf sand cherry           Zone: 3B-8

Prunus x cistenaA deciduous shrub with intense reddish-purple leaves which hold thru the summer.  Single, pink fragrant flowers appear after the leaves have emerged.  They are followed by small blackish fruit.  Fine textured -- very high quality foliage.  Prune, if needed, after flowering.   A hybrid between P. pumila and P. cerasifera 'Atropurpea'

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:7-10'  W:5    B/M:   Pink/May    Growth Rate:  Fast

Attracts Butterflies

$18.99 Qt.

 

Pseudocydonia sinensis     Chinese Quince            Zone:  5A-8B

Pseudocydonia sinensisA lovely small tree from China which has dark green, shiny leaves which are a nice yellow and persistent in Fall.   Appreciated most for its fabulous peeling bark.  A great size tree for most yards.  Not fussy about soil as long as it's not too dry.  Soft pink 1-1.5" flowers in May.  5-7" long golden 'pome' fruit matures in October, is fragrant and adds to the interest of the tree -- they look like a big, very golden pear.

Soil: Average to moist      H:10-20'  W: 5-10'   B/M:   Pink/May

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

 

X Pyracomeles vilmorinii       Vilmorin's Pyracomeles         Zone: (*5)6-8

X Pyracomeles vilmorinii Expensive because it's slow to root - 5 months to root a cutting!  A hybrid between Pyracantha crenatoserrata (Chinese firethorn) and Osteomeles subrotunda originating in France in 1922 as a chance hybrid.   It's a lovely small shrub with clusters of small white Pyracantha like flowers that smother the plant followed by the coral fruit (from the Pyracantha side of the family).  Small dainty, dissected leaves compliment it's size.  Has reportedly taken temperatures to -11F in Syracuse, NY.  It dropped leaves but is still thriving.  Thornless.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 2-4'   W:4-6'      B/M: White/

Semi-Evergreen

$12.99 Qt.

 

Quercus muehlenbergii        Chinkapin or Chinquapin Oak            Zone: 5-7

Quercus muehlenbergii        Chinkapin or Chinquapin OakThis Oak has a lot going for it - an East Coast native with light gray scaly bark, shiny leaves up to 8" long by 4 1/2" wide make GREAT SHADE and produces showy yellow Fall coloration which develops late and lasts a long time!  Does not like being moved or disturbed once planted and best planted at a very young age.  Good street tree.

Soil: Rich, well-drained ACID           H: 40-50'   W:  50-60'           B/M:  Insignificant/5

US Native Plants

$11.99 Qt.

 

Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' PP14791   (Fine Line®)  Sterile Buckthorn       Zone: 2-7

Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams'A remarkable new plant that's a cross between fernleaf/cutleaf and columnar Buckthorn. It's ideal for a narrow bed or anywhere you need a vertical interest shrub. Can also be used for narrow hedges. Has great architecture and structure and turns a wonderful butter yellow in the Fall. This is going to be very, very useful shrub! Sun, light shade.  Red berries turn green>red>black.  "This cultivar produces very few fruit, none of which have been shown to be viable. FINE LINE® is a responsible and environmentally friendly replacement for weedy, older varieties," Proven Winners.

Soil: Moist but well-drained best     H: 6' W: 2'       B/M: Insig.

Butterfly and Larvae Food Rhus are Host Plants for Spring and Summer Azures and Red Banded Hairstreak Butterflies.

US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Rubus calycinoides 'Emerald Carpet'  Rubus pentalobus  Oriental Raspberry Groundcover    Z: 6-9

Rubus calycinoides 'Emerald Carpet'A creeping, member of the blackberry family. Excellent in rock walls, as a groundcover, under shrubs. Round, crinkled foliage of green & maroon in summer; plum red in winter. This Himalayan species "Hugs" whatever it meets! Great Fall color. A tremendous, fast groundcover. TOUGH, TOUGH, TOUGH!  This is absolutely one of our favorite groundcovers.  We prefer groundcovers that creep on top of the soil, as opposed to those that move underground because surface root-as-they-grow plants are much easier to keep in bounds.  

Soil:  Well-drained  H: 4" W: Indef.   B/M:  Small white/5-6

 

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