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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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$14.99 Qt.

Magnolia liliiflora 'Jane'   Magnolia, Jane        Zone:  5-8

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

$14.99 Qt.

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'   Star Magnolia     SunLight ShadePart Shade      Zone 5-9

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'Medium, upright growing deciduous shrub or small tree, depending on how it's pruned. Abundant white fragrant flowers w/ many more petals than Saucer Magnolia & later bloom time. The Best in the trade. In winter, the buds for the coming springs flowers make it look like a pussy willow.  One of the hardiest Magnolias but needs to be planted on Northern exposures in Zone: 4-7 to delay flowering until warmer weather.  Southern exposure makes it flower earlier and the blooms can get nipped by frost although the blooms are more cold hardy than Saucer Magnolias.  Enchants with the occasional bloom all summer. 

Soil: Peaty, organic based    H: 12-15'  W:      B/M:White/3-4+sporadic blooms all summer

$14.99 Qt.

New 2014

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'       Double Star Magnolia     SunLight ShadePart Shade       Zone: 5-9

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'       Double Star Magnolia 'Waterlily' has pink buds that open to wide, doubled petaled, fragrant blooms that resemble Water Lilies as the name suggests.  A stunning specimen tree for the garden.  One of the hardiest Magnolias but needs to be planted on Northern exposures in Zone: 4-7 to delay flowering until warmer weather.  Southern exposure makes it flower earlier and the blooms can get nipped by frost although the blooms are more cold hardy than Saucer Magnolias. 

Soil: Peaty, organic based       H: 15-16'   W: 20-25'         B/M: White/3-4

$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

$14.99 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 +

$11.99 Qt.

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

$10.99 Qt.

 

Mahonia repens      Creeping Mahonia or Hollygrape            Zone:  5-8 

Mahonia repens      Creeping Mahonia or HollygrapeNorthwest US Native with showy yellow flowers used by Native Americans to make yellow dye.  Low-growing, stoloniferous, evergreen shrublet spreading by underground stems to form a nice evergreen groundcover.  The blue green Holly like leaves are leathery and spiny-toothed and turn purplish in winter.  In spring 1-3" long racemes of deep yellow flowers appear followed by dark bluish-purple 1/4" berries which mature in late summer.  Edible but sour but can be used in jellies. 

Soil: ACID but well-drained        H: 9-12"       W: 9-18"          B/M:  Yellow/4-5

US Native Plants

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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.

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

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'The same as the species but with golden foliage.  Absolutely stunning!  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.

14 New 2/22

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

Great Plant Picks

 

Osmanthus or False Holly  - Worth the trouble of providing protection.

If you're trying to push the hardiness zone, try placing plants on the West side of your house in the most protected spot.  Site them where they have protection from winter's drying winds and they should do very well. If the plant is extremely small, extra protection for the first winter in your landscape might be advisable.  Perfect drainage is critical. Best planted in spring so they have all summer to get ready or keep them inside for the first winter until they grow/toughen up.

 

$10.99 Qt.

Osmanthus fragrans    False Holly, Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive, Sweet Olive         Zone: (7B*) 8B-10

Osmanthus fragransA large shrub/small tree that can reach 20' but can be pruned to control height.  Absolutely delicious, apricot-like fragrance.  Leaves are dark, shiny green.  With maturity, most of the foliage is out toward the tip but the plant still retains a lovely architectural presence.  From Autumn thru Early spring, white flowers cover the shrub.  Like Eleagnus pungens, the flowers are small and inconspicuous BUT oh my goodness what a scent!   In colder zones, this is just worth bringing in for the scent!  Young plants, in particular, need some shade.  They can perfume a large area of your landscape Fall thru spring if you in 8B-10.  Otherwise, they'll perfume your house!  If you're in Zone 7, see the form below.  (See photo link of plant in parking lot in *Zone 7B!)  I'm betting they gave it great winter protection for several years until established.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:10-15'  W: 6-8'     B/M: White/10-4   Growth Rate:  Slow to moderate

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$13.99 Qt.

Osmanthus x fortunei 'Fruitlandii'   Fortune's Osmanthus      Zone: 7-9

Osmanthus x fortunei 'Fruitlandii'A superb hybrid with the best qualities of each parent:  Outstanding fragrance from O. fragrans (China) and increased hardiness over that species from O. heterophyllus (Japan).  Blooms almost continuously from late summer until Fall.  More solidly hardy throughout zone 7 than O. fragrans.

Soil:  Well-drained, Acid to neutral    H: 10-15'   W:8-12'       B/M:  Fragrant White/3-10

POSSIBLY THE BEST OF THE BEST - FRAGRANT AND HARDY

$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

$10.99 Qt.

Parahebe perfoliata (Dewertia)    Digger's Speedwell     Zone: (6)7-10

Parahebe perfoliata (Dewertia)    Digger's SpeedwellTechnically, a sub-shrub with semi-woody stems, it's still best treated as a perennial.  With evergreen foliage of rounded blue-grays leaves, it makes a handsome foliage plant but the blue, arching somewhat Veronica-like blooms produced in April and May definitely make it look like a perennial rather than a shrub.  It's low growing with a graceful arching habit and looks great at the front of the border.  It's root hardy, so even if it dies completely back to ground, will come back from the roots.  Prune/shape immediately after flowering as it blooms on old wood.  Good article at Rainy Side website -- an excellent website. (But come right back!)

Soil: Very well-drained     H: 24"  W: 36"    B/M:  Blue/4-5

Great Plant Picks

$12.99 Qt.

Can't ship to TN

Paulownia tomentosa      Princess, Empress Tree            Zone: 3-7

Paulownia tomentosa      Princess, Empress Tree Introduced to this country from China in 1800's because it's fast growing, a profuse spring bloomer with stunning vanilla-like fragrant blooms and huge leaves.  Light lavender blue flowers in spring in clusters to 14" long before the foliage.  No fall color.  Leaves literally drop all on the night of the first hard frost!  Easy raking!  This is a beautiful tree and in an environment - an urban neighborhood for example, where you can control seedlings, - it's stunning but folks - we're stewards of the earth - don't plant it near wetlands or even close to areas you can't monitor. This plant is actually too happy on the East Coast and we don't suggest planting it here.  Once established in an unmonitored area, it is difficult to remove due to prolific seed production and its ability to re-sprout vigorously.  It can't be shipped to Tennessee.  In other parts of the country, from all reports it's fine. If we police ourselves, Big Brother won't have to do it for us! 

Soil: Most any but heavy clay       H:  30-40'    W: 30-40'       B/M:   Blue, Lavender/ 4

This plant is actually too happy on the East Coast and we don't suggest planting it here.  Once established in an unmonitored area, it is difficult to remove due to prolific seed production and its ability to re-sprout vigorously.  It can't be shipped to Tennessee.  In other parts of the country, from all reports it's fine.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

TN

*East Coast

 

$14.99 Qt.

Parasyringa sempervirens      Zone:  7-9   

Parasyringa sempervirensDiscovered in China growing on slopes, thickets by rivers in 1932, growing also in Korea, but unheard of in the trade. It has dark green, rounded, leathery leaves.  Wonderful shiny leaves remind one of a Ligustrum, which fits since an alternate names is Ligustrum sempervirens, and Syringa sempervirens, albeit both incorrect.  In actuality it is somewhere between a Syringa (Lilac) and a Ligustrum because it has the fruit of the first and the bloom of the second.   Evergreen.  Small, creamy white, fragrant flowers are produced in terminal panicles in late summer and are followed by black fruit. Easily grown. Fast Growing -- makes a good, quick screen or hedge.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 5-10'   W:      B/M: White/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$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

$10.99 Qt.

Phellodendron amurense   Amur Corktree         Zone: 4-8

Phellodendron amurenseA heat-loving, cold-tolerant tree that forms a magnificent, broad spreading shade tree.  It does self seed IF it has a mate -- plants are male or female.  Without a mate, there is no self-seeding.   It shouldn't be planted where it could encroach into 'minimally managed areas' unless there are no others in the area and you only plant one.  This is true for various maples as well.  But a single plant doesn't self seed and makes a great, great, wide-spreading shade tree that doesn't get terribly tall!  This can be a great tree BUT we are all steward of the earth so plant responsibly.

Soil:  Most any including sand and clay   H:  30-45'  W:     B/M: Green Yellow/6

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 '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 virginalis       Mockorange     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone 4-8

Philadelphus virginalisA double-flowering form of Mockorange that generally reaches 9' tall.  A multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with an upright, arching habit features fragrant, double white flowers to 2" that appear in loose clusters in late spring, usually in 5-7 flowered terminal racemes.  It epitomizes the reason for the common name Mockorange as it smells sweetly of orange blossoms.  Mockoranges can get a ragged stature BUT they can be cut back to the ground after flowering and start afresh.  Can be used as a hedge. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6-9'  W: 6-9'      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

$11.99 Qt.

Philadelphus x 'Buckley's Quill'    Mockorange     Zone: 4-9

Philadelphus x 'Buckley's Quill'First introduced to Europe along with lilacs by Ambassador Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq in 1562, this classic and easy-to-grow hollow-branched shrub was used by the Turks to make pipes. Its Latin name means “brotherly love” and its orange blossom-like fragrance has enhanced teas, perfumes, and almost certainly, many friends’ walks in the garden." 30 quill-petaled blooms are stunning.

Soil: Moist but well-drained. Lots of organic matter.      H:8'  W: 6'      B/M: White/6-7

Butterflies, Butterfly

$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 'Starbright' PP18651     Sweet Mock Orange 'Starbright'             Zone: 3-7

Philadelphus x 'Starbright' PP18651     Sweet Mock Orange 'StarbrightFrom Memorial University Botanical Garden in Newfoundland comes a new mock orange.  Exceptionally large, fragrant blooms follow bronzy-purple new growth.  The flowers have gorgeous purplish-black calyx and when it open, it resembles a star.  It is sterile and hardier than most other varieties.  Can be pruned to shape after flowering.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 7-10'  W: 87-12'        B/M: White with heavenly scent! May-June

Butterflies, Butterfly

$11.99 Qt.

Philadelphus x virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'   Virginal Mockorange        Zone:  3-8

Philadelphus x virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'A seedling of 'Virginalis' introduced by Guy Bush around 1935 with profuse flowers white, densely double and fragrant with the typical orange blossom smell.  Very beautiful in flower.  (Prune immediately after flowering to encourage a more bushy habit.)  More compact than the species but still with the fountain-like habit.   Fast growing.

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

Butterflies, Butterfly

$12.99 Qt.

New 2014

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

 

$12.99 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 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

$12.99 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

$12.99 Qt.

Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wycoff'        Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wycoff'        Lily of the Valley ShrubA compact, rounded form producing very dark reddish purple buds that open soft pink then mature to white. Fragrant.  Vigorous, upright grower.  Glossy dark green foliage turns mahogany-red in winter, stunning against snow.  Arching clusters of brown seed pods in Autumn and Winter.  Takes full sun but less prone to lace bugs when grown in part shade. "Widely considered one of the nicest forms on the market." (U. of CT)

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

$13.99 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    

$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 japopnica 'Shojo'        Lily of the Valley Shrub         Zone: 5-8

Pieris japopnica 'Shojo'        Lily of the Valley Shrub

A compact form of Pieris with black red buds opening to near red blooms. New foliage is shockingly red turning deep green!  Cultural requirements for Pieris are similar to Rhododendrons, acid soil.  Most are actually best in light shade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained (a must), acid      H: 3-4'  W: 3-5'     B/M:  NEAR RED/3-4   

$12.99 Qt.

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

Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'Beautiful deep red buds followed by pendant near red blooms which gradually age to pink.  Upright, tiered dense growth.  Bronze new foliage.  Like all Pieris, slow growing, 6-8" per year.   Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden.  Bellevue Botanical Garden Plant of the Month.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Acid    H:4-8'   W: 4-6'    B/M: Rose Red/Spring

$12.99 Qt.

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

Pieris japonica var. yakushimanum 'Cavatine'What can you possibly do to make Pieris more wonderful?  Well how about more cold hard and longer lasting white blooms by the dozens on long pendulous stems -- usually around for weeks where others are fleeting!  With smaller than usual leaves, it grows as a dense, compact mound 24" tall and a bit wider in 10 years.  Absolutely dramatic in bloom just smothered with white blossoms.  Bred in Holland.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 24"   W: 30"    B/M: White /Spring

$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

 

$11.99 Qt.

Poncirus trifoliata                Hardy Citrus, Japanese Bitter Orange          Zone:  (5)6-10

Poncirus trifoliataInteresting twisted stems that's been embraced in horticulture for accent use. Stems are twisted and contorted. Stunning in spring when the evil looking thorns gently hold beautiful white blossoms. Can be used to deter traffic - no sane person or animal would try to pass thru a hedge of this! Tremendous late fall and winter character plus attractive fruit.  The fruit is about the size of a tangerine, more yellow than orange with a very thick rind and VERY SOUR.  While it drops its leaves in winter, the thorny stems remain green. Hardy to -15, it can even be grown into zone 5 with protection.  

Soil: Well-drained      H:8-20'  W:4-10'     B/M: White/Early spring     Growth rate:  Slow  6-12" per year

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$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

$13.99 Qt.

 

Prunus 'Dream Catcher'    Flowering Cherry                Zone: 6-8

Prunus 'Dream Catcher'    Flowering Cherry From the National Arboretum who doesn't flood the market with plants so when they introduce one, better take a look-see!  An open pollinated seedling from stunning Prunus 'Okame' with year-round ornamental features, high tolerance to insects and diseases, combined with ease of propagation and rapid early growth.  Dark green leaves in summer turn yellow orange in Fall.  The small red drupe quickly turns black and are eaten readily by birds.  Needs adequate water in hot, dry situations in summer.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 25'  W: 15'       B/M:  Clear Medium Pink/3-4

 

$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

$13.99 Qt.

Prunus tenella    Dwarf Russian Almond        Zone:  2-6

Prunus tenellaA suckering, Western Asia and Siberia shrub grown for it's showy 3/4" pink to rose flowers which literally smother the plant in early spring and are followed by almond looking nuts.   Shrub with dark green deciduous foliage. Pink sharp flowers. Oval, velvety, gray-yellow fruits reminding almonds.  It forms dense thickets that are great for banks, erosion and are excellent for wildlife food and cover.

Soil: Most any but soggy       H: 3-5'  W: 3-5'        B/M: Pink to rose/4-5

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

$13.99 Qt.

Prunus yedoensis    Yoshino Cherry, Potomac, Japanese Flowering Cherry     Sun   Zone: 5-8

Prunus yedoensisA rapidly growing tree that is part of our country's famed Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  Pink buds give rise to single pink turning white blooms and the effect is that a lightly fragrant cloud has landed!  Ideal tree for the small garden that needs light shade and a spectacular spring show.  Yellow fall color.  Best in sun.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained, rich    H: 20-30' (40')  W:30'     B/M: White or pink/March

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

$11.99 Qt.

Pterostyrax hispida     Fragrant Epaulette Tree       Zone: 4-8A       

Pterostyrax hispida A deciduous tree with 3-8" long, 4" wide, light green, oval leaves w/ a silvery underside. When few other trees are flowering, delicate, creamy white, slightly fragrant blooms appear hanging in 5-10" x 2-3" wide clusters. These blooms are quite striking when viewed from below the tree (as are the leaves) so it should be situated to take advantage of this display. The gray bark has inner orange/tan color showng thru at expansion breaks. The stems lose their gray outer bark in papery thin stringy strips. The blooms are followed by pendulous gray pods which are quite showy and great in dried arrangements. Truly a 4-Season Tree. Almost impossible to find in the trade.

Soil: Well-drained            H:20-30'   W: 20-30'    B/M:  Creamy White/5-6

 

$11.99 Qt.

Punica granatum 'Nana'   Dwarf Pomegranate        Zone:(7 with protection) 8-10      

Punica granatum 'Nana'A dwarf, dense pomegranate that's hardy outside to zone 7 in a protected spot, against the house or other building.  Although in zone 7, it probably won't fruit.  It's takes the warm weather and, more important, long summers to coax them into fruiting.  But never mind, unless you're dying for the fruit, it still makes a fabulous shrub. In warm areas, 2" fruit follow the Deep Red blooms.  Drought tolerant but needs lots of water when in bloom - 3 times a week.  New Spring leaves are bronzy and then turn bright green, ending the season in Fall yellow.  Perfect for Bonsais.   See photo link for 'Wonderful' --  bloom is similar but deeper Red.  Species native to Persia.

Soil: well-drained       H: 4-5'  W: 4-5'     B/M: Deep Red/8

 

$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

$8.99 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

 

$11.99 Qt.

Rubus odoratus        Purple Flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry         Zone: 3-7

Rubus odoratusThis rambling shrub is grown, not for it's seedy fruit, but for it's beautiful, fragrant magenta, 5 petaled 1-2" flowers in early summer.  The 3-5 lobed leaves resemble grape leaves.  Good cover for wildlife.  Native to Eastern US.   Can be used as a tall groundcover on banks, etc.   

Soil: Well-drained        H: 5-6'  W:              B/M: Magenta/6-9

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Ruscus aculeatus     Butcher's Broom, Knee Holly        Zone:  7-9 possibly colder

Ruscus aculeatusFrom Iran, England & the Mediterranean and a few other adjacent countries comes this strange poet's laurel relative. The mature, upright clumps to Our favorite horticulture humorist, Tony Avent, says it, "resembles a short-haired green porcupine after a close encounter with an tractor-trailer."  Takes about the worst possible growing conditions.  Beautiful red berries, as large as cherries, in September, remain all winter on prickly evergreen foliage.  Oddly enough, a member of the Lily family.

Soil: Moist any          H:2'  W:4'           B/M: Small, greenish-white    Growth Rate: Very slow

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