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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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$15.99 Qt.

Magnolia virginiana      Sweetbay Magnolia     SunLight ShadePart Shade      Zone: 5-9

Magnolia virginia2-3" white blooms with a light lemony scent with 3-5" shiny long green aromatic leaves that are evergreen to semi-evergreen in the South.  2" long pink cone-like fruit clusters of follicles ripening to reddish brown with bright scarlet-red seed in late summer.   A small tree that is often multi-stemmed if left to it's own devices.  Moderate to rapid growth.  Generally 20' tall but can grow much larger.  One of the few shrubs or trees that prefer Spring or Summer planting rather than Fall.  Blooms Spring and sporadically all summer.

Soil: Average to wet, acid to neutral      H: 20'  W: 10-20'     B/M: White/4-5+

US Native Plants

Semi-Evergreen

$13.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

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.

New 2017

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.

New 2017

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

$11.99 Qt.

Nwq 2017

Magnolia x soulangiana      Saucer Magnolia, Tulip Tree              Zone:  (4)5-9

Magnolia x soulangianaA hybrid of two Asian Magnoilias:  M. heptapeta x M. quinquepeta.  Typically a very heavy bloomer with large cup like blooms that can be white, pink or a combination.  Generally however, pink, unless you're buying a white cultivar.  Flowers at a young age.   One of the most commonly seen Magnolias on the East Coast and for good reason!  A generally multi-trunked Heirloom dating back to the 1820's -- how's that for the test of time!  Grows in Zone 4 with protection and mulch.

Soil: Moist, fertile, deep       H: 15-25'   W: 15-25'          B/M:   Pink and White/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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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

 Great Plant Picks

$26.99 Qt.

New 6/22

 

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

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$11.99 Qt.

Myrica pensylvanica     Northern Bayberry     Zone: 2-7     best ok

Myrica pensylvanicaA deciduous shrub, native to Eastern North American where it even grows on the seashore.  Can take dry, infertile soil.  Narrow, leathery glossy gray-green leaves to 4" long are dotted with resin and aromatic when crushed.  Female plants have attractive clusters of tiny, grayish-white fruits in late summer which persist through winter.  Birds love them.  Used in the shrub border, combining well with evergreens for a contrasting color.  Colonizing nature.  

Soil: Well-drained, acid       H: 9-10'   W: 9-10'      B/M: Insignificant

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

 

$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

$11.99 Qt.

 

Neillia sinensis   Chinese Ninebark         Zone: 5-7

Neillia sinensisPopular in Europe, this Chinese lovely is not well-known in the US.    Ovate leaves are double serrated and fresh, deep green.  Interesting, crumbling bark on older plants.  Rose-colored, tubular flowers in clusters of 10-20 blooms in May thru July.  Very long blooming and blooms profusely.  Easy to grow in any but very dry soil. Arching canes of Spiraea-like stems.  Young foliage is bronzy-purple.

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

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Neillia thibetica (N. longiracemosa)   Tibetan Ninebark    Zone: 5      

Neillia thibeticaSmall tubular pink flowers in groups at the stem tips (long terminal racemes if you prefer the jargon of the trade)  Gracefully arching branches.   A Tibet/Chinese native related to Spiraea's but with very attractive, larger, toothed leaves on downy stems.  A blooming powerhouse that can have as many as 60 blooms per raceme.  Looks delicate but tough as nails as long as soil doesn't dry out - which positively annoys Neillia's!  Prune after flowering. 

Soil: MOIST but well-drained       H: 5-8'  W:      B/M: Pink/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Nyssa sylvatica    Black tupelo, Black gum, Pepperidge    Zone: 3-9       

Nyssa sylvaticaFantastic fall color, it's always the center of attention in any Fall garden where it's found.  Glossy leaves produce some of the brightest and most reliable fall colors Autumn has to offer.  It has a rounded pyramidal crown with a dominant central leader and lower branches that often arch to the ground.  It's lateral branches form a pattern that, when seen from beneath, look like spokes on a wheel.  New leaves are slightly reddish purple maturing to a good dark, shiny green about 4-5" in length.  Casts light shade rather than heavy, tap-rooted so you can plant beneath it.  "No matter how often I behold the bright yellows, oranges, reds and purples of the black tupelo, I never cease to be inspired by its beauty, year after year, specimen after specimen. The brightness of its display are enough to make even harried commuters pull over to the side of the road in awe of this species' beauty."  

Soil: Moist, well-drained, acid to neutral       H: 30-50'  W: 20-30'      B/M: White, insignificant

US Native Plants

Plants of Merit

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$13.99 Qt.

Oxydendrum arboreum     Sourwood           Zone: 5-9

Oxydendrum arboreumA medium sized, deciduous tree with a pyramidal form and round top growing to a height of 25-30 feet and spreading 20 feet. The leaves are bronze tinted, iridescent green in early spring, dark green in summer and turning yellow red and purple in the fall. In July and August, white bell-shaped flowers are produced in clusters and seem to hang on thru Fall.  Blooms a LONG time. A fabulous 3-Season tree. Needs acid soil.  Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:25-30'  W:20'    B/M: White cluster/  Growth Rate: Slow, a foot per year  

US Native Plants

Great Plant Picks

$12.99 Qt.

Paxistima canbyi     Mountain Lover      Zone: 3-7

Paxistima canbyi     Mountain LoverEvergreen spreading, sub-shrub with bronze fall color and small greenish-white pendent spikes of flowers. Best in humus-rich, moist soil. pH adaptable. A wonderful, unknown plant that deserves wider popularity. Great in either the woodland or larger rock garden. Works great as a slow groundcover. Unknown, underused and fabulous!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, humus rich     H:12-16"  W: 36-48"    B/M:  Greenish white, insig.

US Native Plants

 

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 'Snow Dwarf'     Mock Orange, Mockorange     SunLight ShadePart Shade      Zone: 4-8 

Philadelphus 'Snow Dwarf'A new Canadian Introduction noted for its dwarf growing habit and its abundant white fragrant blooms.  Multi-stemmed and compact, this deciduous shrub with an upright, arching habit typically grows 2-3' tall and wide.  Fragrant 4-petaled DOUBLE white flower to 1 1/2" appear in late spring in loose clusters.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 2-3'   W:2-3'         B/M:   White/5-6

Butterflies, Butterfly

$11.99 Qt.

Philadelphus x 'Belle Etoile'    Mockorange, Sweet Mockorange    Zone: 5-9        

Philadelphus x 'Belle Etoile'Mockoranges are fast-growing, vigorous shrubs with fountain-like shapes.  What they are most know, however, is their showy white flowers with orange stamens and their strong fragrance reminiscent of orange blossoms.   'Belle Etoile' produces profuse and exceptionally fragrant white flowers 2¼ inches in diameter, with yellow anthers and a light purple blotch at the base of each petal.  Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden who describes the fragrance as "sensational".

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

Butterflies, Butterfly

Great Plant Picks

$12.99 Qt.

Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Innocence'      Sweet Mockorange             Zone: 4-9

Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Innocence'Perhaps the most fragrant of all the Mockoranges. Single, pure white flowers borne with extraordinary freedom. The leaves are SOMETIMES splashed with an irregular creamy white margin, not a consistent feature, however.  Our cuttings are done from plants that don't have the variegation but I suppose it could show this later.  But, that isn't the important part of this plant!  It's perhaps the MOST fragrant of them all!   Interesting orangish-red bark that peels. Disease and insect free. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 6-8''  W: 8-10'        B/M: White with heavenly scent! May-June

Butterflies, Butterfly

$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

$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.

New 2017

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.

New 2017

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.

New 2017

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.

New 2017

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.

New 2017

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.

Premna microphylla japonica    Japanese  Neem Tree or Musk Maple      Zone: 6B-10

Premna microphylla japonicaDeciduous shrub trained to a central leader - shaped like a small tree. Opposite leaves are very variable in shape, pretty and shiny. Very Musky smell keeps deer at bay. This is one of very few trees that are this small. Quite handsome. Needless to say, extremely rare! "Huangmao douhucai" in Chinese Medicine.   We have had this in our Zone 6B garden for 10 years.  How much more cold hardy than that we don't know.  Great for Bonsai.  Note this is known as Japanese Neem tree, not Indian Neem Tree which is a totally different plant and it's really native to China but introduced into Japan where it was found.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 10' W: 10'      B/M: Creamy yellow /June until Frost

 

$14.99 Qt.

Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea'   'Rosea Plena'   Dwarf Flowering Almond            Zone: 4-8

Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea'A small woody shrub/tree whose chief value is it's pink flowers. Best used in a mixed border of shrubs. Like forsythia's and some other shrubs, it's absolutely stunning in bloom. Nothing to write home about the rest of the year -- just nice -- BUT during the one season it shines, it really, really shines!
Butterfly Host Plant.

Soil:  Well-drained     H: 4-5'  W: 3-4'  B/M:  Pink/ 4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

Prunus incisa 'Kojou No Mai'   LITTLE TWIST®  Flowering Cherry               Zone: 5-8

Prunus incisa 'Kojou No Mai'         LITTLE TWIST® Flowering CherryA fabulous new flowering cherry from Japan with distinctive zig-zag stems and shoots that produce profuse, tightly clustered white blooms with pink centers.  Fall brings on maroon foliage.  A lovely tree/shrub for patios and small spaces.  Original Japanese name, 'Kojou No Mai' means "dancing in the ancient castle". The zig-zag stem gives an interesting visual effect both in leaf and when dormant. Adapts to most any soil.

Soil: Most any     H: 3-4'  W: 4-5'        B/M: White/3-5

Attracts Butterflies

 

$11.99 Qt.

Prunus japonica      Japanese Bush Cherry                Zone: 4-9

Prunus japonicaAcquired when we bought out a newly formed 'Rare Plant Nursery' in 1999. AKA, Japanese plum - Hardy to zone 4, this popular cherry has pink to white flowers and wine-red fruit that makes great pie. Very ornamental! Used as a Japanese herb. Leaves used as a die. Wow -- pretty, useful, edible, herbal -- what more could a shrub have? OK, fantastic for Bonsai!  That, too.  Pink to white blooms are similar to flowering Almond.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained   H: 5' W: 5'   B/M: Pink to white/ May

Attracts Butterflies

$17.99 Qt.

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'    Weeping Cherry     Zone: 5-8     

Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'Even if it never flowered, this would be a worthy tree. Artistically weeping, gray-brown prominently horizontal-lenticelled branches. Long-lived and beautiful with graceful habit. Do not confuse it's needs with a weeping willow -- no wet soil, please.   Gorgeous, full-size tree. Not a dwarf  and not a graft.  This is the real deal -- the full size weeping cherry.  And it's a fast grower.   Species native to Japan.

NOTE:  This is the very first tree to drop leaves in the Fall -- in early October before other trees even color up for Fall, so if shipped at that time, it will arrive without leaves BUT it's logical -- it's the first tree to bloom in spring and needs to get started on it's winter nap much earlier!

Soil: Well-drained           H:20-40'   W:15-30'           B/M: Pink/3-4

Attracts Butterflies

$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

$13.99 Qt.

Prunus x 'Okame'      Okame Cherry            Zone: (5),6-8

Prunus x 'Okame'Acquired when we bought out a newly formed 'Rare Plant Nursery' in 1999. A cross between P. campanulatus & P. incisa, it has an upright growth habit & finely textured dark green leaves which turn brilliant orange/red in autumn. In late winter/early spring, slightly before the leaves appear, it produces a (long) display of pink flowers opening from reddish pink buds. While you would expect that a 'cultivar' would be consistent in the trade, 'Okame' isn't -- color varies from dark to light pink.  Our form is medium pink.

Soil: Moist but well-drained best; clay is okay.    H: 15-30' W: 20-30'     B/M: Medium pink/ 3-4

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

$10.99 Qt.

Rhus aromatica       Fragrant Sumac            Zone: 3-9

Rhus aromaticaThe full size form of our Native, good for covering banks and massing as it spreads by suckers.  Excellent glossy foliage turns shades of orange, red and purples in Autumn.  Native to the Eastern half of the country.  The leaves resemble those of poison ivy (Rhus radicans), however fragrant sumac is a totally non-poisonous plant.  Male catkins form in late summer and persist through winter eventually blooming in spring. Female flowers appear in late summer and then produce small clusters of hairy, red berries which may persist into winter. Fruit is attractive to wildlife.

Soil:  Acid, well-drained      H: 2-6'  W:6-10'       B/M:  Yellow Insignificant/3-4

US Native Plants

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'    (Grow-Low)  Dwarf Fragrant Sumac      Zone:  3-9

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'Excellent fast cover for banks, cuts and fills, massing.  Could be used as ground cover. This plant has the ability to develop roots as the stems touch the soil and is, therefore, useful for stabilizing banks or slightly sloping areas. Excellent glossy foliage. Good orange-red fall color. A female form that produces lots of red berries.  A "Plants of Merit" - Missouri Botanical Garden.  Native to the Eastern Half of the Country. 

Soil:  Acid, well-drained      H: 2-3'  W: 6-8'      B/M:  Yellow Insignificant/3-4

Plants of Merit

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$10.99 Qt.

Rhus copallina      Flameleaf, Winged or Shining Sumac      Zone: 4-9     

A wonderful little native with shiny green pinnate leaves that could go more or less unnoticed until Fall when it becomes the star of the garden!  Sock it to me Red color (well, it IS called Flameleaf Sumac after all) that makes everything around it look better.  Takes full sun to mostly shade.  Best for dry, informal, naturalized areas where it can be allowed to spread and form colonies.  It is stoloniferous, spreading by runners.

Soil: Acid, well-drained        H:20-30  W:      B/M: Greenish yellow/July

US Native Plants

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$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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