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$11.99 Qt.

Taxodium distichum       Bald Cypress    Z: 4-10    

Taxodium distichumIf you have a moist to wet spot, do we have a tree for you! While it will live in a swamp, it's also happy in average moisture. Straight main trunk and conical shape. In standing water, they produce their famous "knees" or aerial roots, but not in drier soil. Stunning in Fall with eye-catching bronzy orange foliage.  Great Plant Pick - Miller Botanical Garden.  1-2" cones.

Soil: Average to wet, preferably acid      H: 70-130'  W: 20-28'        B/M:   NA

 

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 As very slow growers, please appreciate that year old Taxus are small plants.

 

$11.99 Qt.

Taxus cuspidata 'Densa'     Dwarf Japanese Yew         Zone: 4B-7

Taxus cuspidata 'Densa'Similar to the species but MUCH smaller at 4' x 8' with heavy fruit production!  An excellent slow-growing, broad-rounded, dwarf selection with very dark green evergreen foliage.  Can be used for a great evergreen hedge.  As slow growers, please appreciate that year old Dwarf Taxus are very small plants.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 4' W: 8'      B/M:   Insignificant

 

$11.99 Qt.

Teucrium divaricatum    Hedge Germander      Z:5-9      

Teucrium divaricatumPurchased years ago as Wall Germander, which was incorrect; we've finally correctly identified the BEST SELLING plant at the nursery!  Evergreen, dependable. Perfect for knot gardens or low hedges. Just needs a hard trim in early spring Quick growing, reaches a respectable size in just a year.  Next to impossible to find in the trade.  This is an amazingly useful, easy, pretty little shrub.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 15" W: 15"    B/M:  Pink 7-8 

 

$12.99 Qt.

Tetradium daniellii         Korean Evodia, Bee Bee Tree    Zone: 4B-8B      

Tetradium daniellii         Korean Evodia, Bee Bee TreeAKA Euodia daniellii Deciduous tree with showy fragrant white flowers occasionally tinged yellow or pink in flattened corymbs 4-6" wide in July and August when very few other trees are blooming.  Honey bees love them.  Following the blooms comes reddish-purple seed pods in Aug/Nov that split open when ripe with black seeds that the birds love.  Very long 18" leaves with 7-11 dark green leaflets are 2-5" long and keep good color all season.  Native to Korea and China.  No serious insect or disease problems.

Soil: Moist but well drained        H: 25-30'    W: 25-30'       B/M: White/7-8

 

$12.99 Qt.

New 2/14

 

Thuja koraiensis 'Glauca'       Dwarf Korean Arborvitae       Z:5-7       

Thuja koraiensis 'Glauca'       Dwarf Korean Arborvitae'Glauca' has beautiful Silver Blue evergreen foliage with a low mounded habit.   A good substitute for junipers in areas where it grows better.  It's a softer look.  May be trimmed in early summer but pruning is seldom needed.

Soil:  Most any       H: 2'  W: 2-3'               B/M:  Insig.

 

 

Thuja occidentalis - Eastern or American Arborvitae  Sun?  Shade?  Zone?  

 

Well, we almost never disagree with Michael Dirr (he's one of the people we truly look up to) but he says the zone for Thuja occidentalis is 3-7 but 'that they are not vigorous in the South".  We have grown these here in Zone 7 for 35 years. Maybe he means the deep South. For sure, Elegantissima, Nigra, Techny, which we field grown in dappled shade, and Rheingold, do well in Zone 7 and in Part Shade.  We have T. Nigra in our garden that are 25-30 years old and stunning. 

Further, the two 'Nigras' are shaded in the morning by large old oak trees and in mid-afternoon by a Weeping Cherry. They get almost no full sun during the entire day.  When compared to the one growing by our store, about 30' away and in full sun, they all look equally happy.  Based on our experience, the above 3 varieties are very happy in Zone 7 in Virginia (with lots of 100 degree summer days and very high humidity) AND Part Shade.  Sorry to disagree, Mr. Dirr -- you're our hero in every single other matter!

Oh, actually, he does point out that the above mentioned are excellent cultivars and one should "plant the superior forms".  Guess that's why ours do well -- they are the superior forms --  Maybe we agree after all!  Whew!

More about Thujas in our 'Inquiring Minds' section.

 

$11.99 Qt.

Thuja occidentalis 'Techny'   ('Mission')  Eastern Arborvitae, Techny      Z:3-7       

Thuja occidentalis 'Techny'Broad, pyramidal form with excellent dark green foliage all year round.  Very good head plant although a bit slow growing.  Dirr says it's the best form for northern areas.  Discovered in Mission Gardens, Techny, IL.

Soil:  Most any       H:10-15'   W:               B/M:  Insig.

$11.99 Qt.

Thujopsis dolabrata   Hiba or False Arbovitae, Japanese Elkhorn Cypress    Z: (5)6-7(8)

Thujopsis dolabrataThis native of Japan and China has beautiful foliage and a dense pyramidal shape!  Foliage is somewhat similar to a Thuja (Arbovitae) but larger.  The scale-like leaves are bright or dark green with white markings underneath and these scales overlap to form flattened, rope-like shoots.  Branches are arranged in flattened sprays.    3/4" cones.  Bark is reddish brown and furrowed into thin strips.   Site plant out of sweeping winds.  Almost never available in the trade.  A plant for a collector and yet not difficult.  Winter color change varies with cloan.  For most, there is no color change in winter. Great Plant Pick - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained     H:30-50'   W:10-20'             B/M:   Insig.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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$12.99 Qt.

Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata'    Hiba False Arbovitae, Japanese Elkhorn Cypress   Z: (5)6-7(8) 

Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata'    Hiba False Arbovitae, Japanese Elkhorn CypressAs above but Variegated which can add dramatic color especially to the winter landscape.  The flattened sprays of foliage are marked with creamy white blotches.  Prefers part shade in all but the coolest zones.  A very 'narrow' planting zone 6-7, with protection in zone 5, ditto Zone 8 with afternoon shade.   Occasionally spelled T. dolobrata.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained     H:8'   W:6'             B/M:   Insig.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Ulmus  parvifolia 'Seiju'    Dwarf Lacebark or Chinese Elm           Zone: 4-9 per MOBOT

Ulmus  parvifolia 'Seiju'A sport of Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido', another dwarf but 'Seiju' has slightly larger leaves and a faster growth rate.  Bark becomes corky with age.  Resistant to Dutch elm disease.  All the same good qualities of the species above as well.

Soil:  Well-drained is best      H: 2-10'  W: 2-10'     B/M:  Red/8-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Viburnums can be the Star of your Garden!Viburnum BerriesViburnum Fall Color

This Genus belongs in every garden.  While the blooms are almost always white, there are other qualities to be considered, leaf size and texture varies, some have incredible FRAGRANCE, most have Amazing FALL COLOR and many have beautiful BERRIES!  Make room for one or more Viburnums!

Viburnums set MUCH more fruit with a pollinator BUT oddly enough many species will pollinate each other.  Some will set almost no fruit without a pollinator so check out this list on Dave's Garden Viburnum Pollinator's or more information on this forum for more specifics.

 

$13.99 Qt.

Viburnum acerifolium   Mapleleaf viburnum, Maple-leaf viburnum, Arrow-wood    Z: 3-8

Viburnum acerifolium   Mapleleaf viburnum, Maple-leaf viburnum, Arrow-woodWhite flower heads in clusters 1.5-3" wide from pink buds are followed by red drupes which eventually turn purple then black over maple leave like foliage adorn this US East Coast Native.  In Fall, the foliage may be purple-pink, red or orange.  Ours is generally mauve pink -- a startling and truly delightful color in the Autumn woods!  I can't say if it's our clone that's always pink or our weather but since our weather does vary, one might assume this clone is pink in Fall.  Berries are suitable for jam.  Host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly.   Somewhat suckering but not aggressive - maybe 6 feet after 20 years.   

PLEASE NOTE: As a slow growing plant and due to it's nature, first year plants are not tall -- they're very short.  In colonies they tend to continue growing horizontally underground, sending up new vertical stems about every 4" RATHER than putting growth energy in vertical growth.  A typical 1st year plant will probably be about 4-6" tall!    Additionally it is has Atypical 'Running' Roots with scant feeder roots growing down at each node on the main root.  See photo link above left for pictures of the roots.

Soil:  Most any but acid, well drained best         H:  4-6'  W: 3-4'         B/M:  White/4-8

US Native Plants

Butterfly Host Plant

 

$12.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Viburnum brachteatum 'SMVDLS' ppaf  ALL THAT GLITTERS™ Arrowwood Viburnum  Z:5-8    

Viburnum brachteatum 'SMVDLS' ppaf  (ALL THAT GLITTERS™) Arrowwood Viburnum

The foliage is just stunning with glittery foliage that is a magnet for light - catches it and reflects it right back.  Blue fruit in fall follows spring's white blooms.  More petite that the average V. brachteatum, it's the perfect size for home gardens.  For best fruit set, pair it up with Viburnum ALL THAT GLOWS™.

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

Butterfly Host Plant

$10.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Viburnum brachteatum 'SMVDBL' ppaf    ALL THAT GLOWS™ Arrowwood Viburnum   Z: 5-8     

Viburnum brachteatum 'SMVDBL' ppaf    (ALL THAT GLOWS™) Arrowwood ViburnumStunning new Viburnum from Proven Winners with very glossy leaves that glow in sunlight, almost shimmering. Thick and dense growth make this an excellent plant for smaller locations in the garden. In June stunning large white flowers appear. The large and heavy blue purple  fruit appear after flowering is abundant and large, for the somewhat compact plant.. All That Glows™ is a native and produces the most fruit if pair with ALL THAT GLITTERS

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

Butterfly Host Plant

$13.99 Qt.

Viburnum carlesii 'Diana'    Koreanspice Viburnum      Z:4-7          

Viburnum carlesii 'Diana'    Koreanspice Viburnum'Diana' is a vigorous Viburnum typically with a compact habit, generally 4-5' tall but if perfectly happy can reach 8'.  In late March/early April red buds open to pink blooms which turn white like 3" snowballs.  But unlike snowballs, which have no fragrance, 'Diana' has an astounding, amazing fragrance.  Not if you stick your nose right on it but when you just walk nearby - 10' being 'nearby' or when the wind blows even farther than that.  Flowers give way to blue-black drupes.  The 4" long leaves are tinged chocolate when young, changing to dark green for summer and a beautiful purple-red in Fall.  And it's a Butterfly Host plant not bothered by deer.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acid    H: 4-5' W: 4-8'    B/M:  White/4-5

Butterfly Host Plant

$13.99 Qt.

 

Viburnum carlesii 'Spice Girl' PPAF    Korean Spice Viburnum 'Spice Girl'     Z:4-8          

Viburnum carlesii 'Spice Girl' PPAF   Korean Spice Viburnum Strong growth, delightful fragrance, and colorful flowers make this one a prize in any garden The spring flowers open a deep reddish-pink and mature to blushing white. This shrub flowers on old wood so if you desire to trim your shrub it is recommended to do so after it is done blooming.

 Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acid    H: 6'  W: 6'       B/M:  Reddish pink opening to White/4-5

 

 

Viburnum carlesii 'Cayuga'    See Viburnum x carcephalum 'Cayuga'  farther down

 

$10.99 Qt.

Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt'   CHICAGO LUSTRE®    Arrowwood Viburnum     Z:3-8

Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt' (CHICAGO LUSTRE®)A good pollinator for 'Blue Muffin' below.  Noted for its nice glossy , deep green foliage on an 8-10' x 8-10' upright rounded shrub.  Reddish purple or gold fall color and with a slightly later bloom than the species.  Summer fruit attracts songbirds.  All V. dentatums need another cultivar for pollination to make copius fruit.  Foliage turns purple-maroon in fall.

Soil: Most any except wet     H:8-10'   W: 8-10'    B/M:  White/ May-June

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Viburnum dentatum 'Christom' ppaf    BLUE MUFFIN® Compact Arrowwood Viburnum      Z:3-8

Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'An exciting new compact selection of Arrowwood Viburnum! The perfect sized plant for residential landscapes. Loads of white spring flowers & an impressive display of rich blue berries. Makes a great, low hedge or foundations plant. Good container plant. Attracts songbirds. One of the most functional Viburnums.  The species is 6-9' tall, so petite (at 3-5' tall) Blue Muffin is a much more pleasing size for most gardens.  A good pollinator for 'Synnestvedt' (CHICAGO LUSTRE®)  above to get copious fruit.

Soil: Most any except wet     H:3-5'    W:3-4'     B/M:  White/ May-June

Attracts Butterflies

 

$12.99 Qt.

Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke' PP12870  CARDINAL CANDYTM  Linden Arrowwood    Zone 3-8   

Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke'A very cold hardy Viburnum that is definitely a 4-Season plant.  From late spring into summer, it has beautiful dark green leaves and creamy white blooms that are 5" wide, flat head clusters.  In mid to late summer it has bright red berries, that look to be dipped in lacquer and are, as the name might suggest, the highlight of the plant.  The glossy red fruit are born in abundance from Sept. thru Nov. (no pollinator necessary.)  The foliage in autumn is rusty red  which sets off the berries to best effect.  Wonderful in the border or as a stand alone specimen.  You just can't go wrong with this winner.  This selection may be the hardiest cultivar available, surviving after exposure to -25 F temperatures.  May self seed in minimally managed areas.

Soil: Moist, fertile       H: 5'  W: 5'    B/M:  Creamy white/5-6

Attracts Butterflies

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Viburnum juddii - see Viburnum x juddii farther down.

 

$12.99 Qt.

Viburnum nudum 'Bulk' ppaf    BRANDYWINETM Smooth Witherod Viburnum, Possum Haw  Z:5-9

Viburnum nudum 'Bulk'One of the most beautiful berry displays in the plant kingdom is to be found on this new Viburnum introduced by Mark Bulk, Dutch plantsman.  The astonishing berries change from green to shade of shocking pink to blue.  A great companion for 'Winterthur' below because planting two different clones gives a bumper crop of berries and you sure can have too many of these.  Glossy leaves change to lovely dark maroon-red in Fall.

Soil: Acid, well-drained     H:5-6'    W:5-6'        B/M: White/May

Attracts Butterflies

 

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'    Smooth Witherod Viburnum, Possum Haw     Z:5-9   

Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'Fall color is always ASTOUNDING! You'll fall in love with this gem! Lustrous, deep green leaves transform to the most breath-taking wine red autumn color. Spectacular fruit color evolves from white to hot pink to bright blue. Dislikes alkaline soils. FIRST CHOICE AWARD '99. AWARDS: GMPA Variable leaf width - narrow to wide.  Plant with 'Brandywine' above for a bumper crop of berries (two clones produce a better berry crop.)

Soil: Acid, well-drained     H:5-6'    W:5-6'        B/M: White/May

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum plicatum 'Mary Milton' (Melton)    Pink Japanese Snowball       Z:5-8      

Not every "hot new plant in the trade" is New!  In this case, this is an old cultivar that is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.  Wonderful pink, globe shaped flowers sit on large, deep green foliage and these pastel 'snowballs' eventually fade to white.  The 'pleated' leaves have serrated edges and bronze/burgundy tints when young.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 8-10'    W: 6-8'        B/M: Pink/May

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Viburnum plicatum 'Popcorn'      Popcorn Viburnum,  Japanese Snowball     Z:5-8   

Viburnum plicatum 'Popcorn'Japanese Snowball. An awesome sight in bloom! Hundreds of small, round popcorn balls line every branch. A newly released selection hybridized by Dr. David Leach. Very hardy. Wow! Wow! Wow! "Possibly the most elegant of all flowering shrubs." (M. Dirr) Beautiful burgundy Fall leaf color.  Beautiful red berries.  Renewal pruning to 12" if necessary.  This cultivar is notable for its rounded clusters of pure white flowers that apparently resemble popcorn to some degree. It is a smaller grower to 8' tall with sporadic production of red fruit.

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

Attracts Butterflies

 

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'      Marie's Doublefile Viburnum     Z:4-8    

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'Elegant shrub for masses, screens, borders. Horizontal, tiered branching creates a layered effect. This plant is magnificently branched!  Dark green leaves emerge early spring. Fall color is reddish purple. Mariesii has PROFUSION of large ray flowers held high above the foliage.  Beautiful red berries in fall are highly ornamental.  Broadly rounded form adds great structure to the garden.  Great Plant Pick - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Well-drained     H:8-10'  W:8-10'      B/M:  White/ On & off - spring until frost!

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$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta'      Viburnum, Shasta Doublefile        Z:4-8    

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Shasta'A tremendous 1979 introduction from the Nat. Arboretum. Excellent specimen shrub, especially against a dark background. Abundant 4-6" wide white flowers are larger than those on many other Viburnums. Reddish Fall color. This will become one of the hottest shrubs on the market!  Gorgeous red berries in July and August.  Ours does great in fairly deep shade, only some afternoon sun.  It's been around awhile and yet is still "One of the finest flowering shrubs in America", according to shrub grower, Monrovia.  

Soil: Well-drained      H: 6'    W: 10-12'        B/M: White/May

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'    Doublefile Viburnum       Z:5-8  

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'Speaking of Japanese Snowballs, Michael Dirr says, "Possibly the most elegant of all flowering shrubs."  Beautiful burgundy Fall leaf color.  Beautiful red berries.  Summer Snowflake may be the best of the lot!  This shrub may bloom continuously throughout the summer!  Be sure and view it some night in the moonlight.  If you want a moon garden put this right, smack dab in the middle.  Oh my gosh!  Fabulous!

Soil: Well-drained     H:6'  W:6'      B/M:  White/ On & off - spring until frost!

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum utile 'Chesapeake'   Service Viburnum       Zone: 4-8        

Viburnum utile 'Chesapeake'Excellent choice for the shrub border. works well w/ broadleaf evergreens. FRAGRANCE permeates the entire garden. One of the best viburnums. Every garden should have a Viburnum. (Or more than one!) Virtually sterile so it puts all it's energy into blooming. Compact, dense mound-forming habit.  Pink buds open to creamy white, fragrant blooms. This is a superb Viburnum.  Great Fall color.  For tidiness, shear to shape in early spring after bloom.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:6'  W:10'    B/M:   Pink bud to white flower/April

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'     Burkwood's Viburnum     Zone 5B-8    

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'Introduced by the National Arboretum and was the The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award, 1993 With glossy, dark red flower buds which are gorgeous for weeks in and of themselves, in late April, they burst open to reveal waxy white blooms with a strong, spicy, clove like fragrance that's just yummy.  The dark green leaves are deciduous but turn a brilliant orange-red in Fall.  Resistant to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew just top off the wonderful features.  It is a backcross of V. x burkwoodii to V. carlesii.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 8'  W: 10'       B/M:  White/5-6

Attracts Butterflies

in Zone: 7-8

 

$12.99 Qt.

Viburnum x carlcephalum 'Cayuga'     Koreanspice Viburnum      Z:5-8          

Viburnum x carlcephalum 'Cayuga'Often listed as cultivar Viburnum carlessii 'Cayuga', but regardless of the exact Botanical nomenclature, this is a winner!  Registered and released by the National Arboretum in 1966 as a back cross of V. carcephalum x V. carlessii, it's noted for its moderately compact, abundant snowball blooms and dark green foliage.  Pink buds open to mildly fragrant, white waxy blooms like 4" diameter snowballs and give way to black drupes (fruit).  BLOOMS PROFUSELY!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acid    H: 4-8'  W: 6-1)'    B/M:  White/April-May

Butterfly Host Plant

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum x juddii          Judd Viburnum          Zone: 4-8        

Viburnum x juddiiHas the best characteristics of both its parents - V.carlesii & V.bitchiuense. Full, rounded habit and more resistant to leaf spot. Equally fragrant. From the Arnold Arboretum.  A dense shrub with stiff, upright spreading branches.  Used in foundation planting and valued for it's fragrance and lovely snowball-like blooms which open from pink to reddish buds.  Dark green leaves turn reddish to wine-red in Autumn.  With a slow growth rate, it rarely needs pruning but if needed, prune after flowering.

Soil: Slightly moist, well-drained       H: 6-8'   W: 6-8'        B/M:   White/4-5

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum x pragense         Prague Viburnum  Z: 5-8               (In warmer zones)

Viburnum x pragenseA most beautiful and very fast-growing semi-evergreen Viburnum  With slender, graceful branches and an rounded, upright for, it reach 6-10' in height.  The 2-4" long, oval leaves have a puckered texture and deeply incised veins, dark green above and white felty beneath.  Pretty pink buds open to creamy white flowers born in clusters 2-4" wide and the end of the branches.  Altogether pleasing!  The blooms have some fragrance which is a light, spicy scent.  Grows very fast!  Probably semi-evergreen in very cold zones. 

Soil:  Well-drained     H: 6-8'  W: 8-10'    B/M:  White/3-4

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'   Hybrid Leatherleaf Viburnum         Zone: 5A-8 

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'A cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana 'Mohican'.   Multi-stemmed shrubs with flat umbellate trusses to 4" across.  The creamy white flowers in April/May gives way to bright red berries which later change to glossy black.  Wonderful, leathery, wrinkled, ovate-elliptic, 6" long dark green leaves are deciduous in colder zones but evergreen in the South.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:8-10'  W:8-10'    B/M:   White/4-5

in the South

Attracts Butterflies

 

A nice Plant Profile on Chaste Trees, which follow, from Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah.  Vitex agnus-castus performs better in the warmest areas of the country and V. negundo, is better on the colder end -- braving it into zone 5.  In between, they both perform beautifully.  And here's a great article on Vitex by Ketzel Levine.  She suggests discontinuing supplemental watering after July to increase hardiness.   Note: Our Zone 10 on Vitex agnus-castus is from the Univ. of Florida Fact Sheet on this species.  Most sources say Zone 9 as the warmer limit but gosh, UFL is IN Florida so we're trusting they know whereof they speak!  (The above links outside our site open in new windows so we don't lose you!)

 

$10.99 Qt.

Vitex agnus-castus     Chaste Tree       Zone: (5)6-9(10)       

Vitex agnus-castusBeautiful tree or large shrub for the patio or smaller area or in the border.  Aromatic grey-green leaves set of showy spikes of fragrant lilac blooms.  Usually forms a multi-trunk shrub with a broad and spreading crown.  Thrives in heat.  Fast grower.  Easy care, attracts butterflies, has showy flowers and is Fragrant!

Soil: Well-drained          H:15-25'   W:    B/M: Lilac to Purple/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'   Chaste Tree     Zone: (5)6-9(10)         

Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'Fragrant clear, 12-18" TRUE BLUE flowers spikes rise from this chaste tree in summer. This fast growing, large, deciduous, multi-stem shrub has an upright, spreading habit, producing an open and airy appearance. The long tapering scented leaves of chaste tree are shaped liked a hand, or palmate.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 5-10'   W: 8'     B/M: Blue/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'      Shoal Creek Chaste Tree     Zone: (5)6-9(10)       

Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'Large blue violet flowers on 12-18" inflorescences throughout the summer on a new Chaste Tree to the trade that has leaf spot resistance.  Plant in a sheltered spot in Zone 5-6. (The plant will probably die to the ground but resurrect itself in spring.)  It flowers on new growth, so the dieback won't effect bloom.  Shoal Creek is typically grown in warm winter climates as a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub or small trunk tree reaching 10-15'.  *In zones 5-6, it will reach 4-7' in a season which explains the wide divergence in heights shown below.

Soil: Well-drained         H:4-15' *  W: 4-15' *    B/M: Blue-violet/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Vitex agnus-castus 'SMVACBD' ppaf    BLUE DIDDLEY Dwarf Chaste Tree     Zone: 5-9      

Vitex agnus-castus 'SMVACBD' ppaf    BLUE DIDDLEY™ Dwarf Chaste TreeNew to the trade in 2012, a Dwarf form of Chaste-tree with lavender blue flower spikes in mid-summer.  For folks who don't have room for a 15' tall Chaste Tree, this little guy just fills the bill.  In northern states, they die back to the ground.  In warmer zones, it's a shrub or small tree that maintains it's branches.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 3-6'    W: 3-7'       B/M: Lavender Blue /7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia  (White Form)      Cutleaf or Hempleaf Chaste Tree    Z: 5-8        

Vitex negundo var. cannabifoliaAnother very rare form of Vitex. In the South, it will hold a tree form. Here, in Zone 7 it will behave like a Crape Myrtle, die back then re-sprout in Spring. Interesting foliage texture & late season flowers. Will flower recurrently through the season as long as new stems are developing & when deadheaded. Native to Africa; introduced in 1697.  Prune to 6-12" or to live wood in spring in cold area.  This form has very serrate or toothed slender foliage like Cannabis - Marijuana -- hence the name.  Hardiest genus of Vitex, to -10 degrees.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 3-5'  W:3-5'    B/M:   Almost white/7-8

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

  Weigelia florida: The species name florida does not indication a plant Native to our Southern state as folks often think, but to the shrub's floweriness. Weigalas are originally from China & Korea.  The species (reaching 6-9'tall, 9-12' wide) needs pruning yearly where the various smaller varieties we offer below, need it about every three years.   Air pollution tolerant, it will live beside a highway. Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Bramwell' PP18513    FINE WINETM  Weigela      Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Bramwell' PP18513    FINE WINETM  WeigelaA tight, upright Weigela that won't split in the middle!  A nice, dark burgundy color like 'Fine Wine' but a bit taller.  Has a wonderful presence in a container or the border according to Spring Meadows who introduced it.  Vibrant pink blooms set off perfectly by the dark burgundy foliage.  With light shearing, will rebloom through the summer. 

Soil: Well-drained     H:  18-24"   W:  24-48"    B/M: 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Bokraspiwi' ppaf     SPILLED WINETM  Compact Weigela      Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Bokraspiwi' ppaf     SPILLED WINETM      Compact WeigelaHot and new - Spilled WineTM has dark red, wavy leaves and a spreading habit with dark red, wavy leaves and a spreading habit with hot pink-magenta blooms similar to Wine and /Roses but this is a smaller, compact plant that is wider than it is tall. Fabulous in mass as you might imagine! But even just one is an eye-catcher!  The shortest of the three 'wine' Weigelias, at a diminutive 18-24".

Soil: Well-drained     H:  18-24"   W:  24-48"    B/M:  Magenta Pink/

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Courtalor'     CARNAVALTM  Weigela      Z:4-8      

Weigela florida 'Courtalor'New excitement in this terrific Weigela. Red, white, and pink, thick azalea-like flowers cover this new triploid hybrid from France. FIRST CHOICE AWARD '96. (COPF) More compact, restrained growth habit. Thick, substantive flowers occur in great profusion. Tetraploid hybrid - means better blooms.

Soil:  Well-drained   H:3-4' W: 4-5'    B/M:   Red, white & pink/Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Java Red' ('Rhoni')     Foliis Purpureis Weigela      Z:4-8     

Weigela florida 'Java Red'Carmine red buds open to pink flowers over purplish/bronzy foliage. Sold under the name Foliis Purpureis and Rhoni, but by any name, it's a winner! One of the oldest cultivars, it's stunning! All Weigela's are pretty in the spring BUT with the unique foliage, this is a winner all season and when mature develops great gnarly limbs and bark!  This Award of Garden Merit shrub is about half the size of the species and only needs pruning about every three years.

Soil:  Well-drained     H:  3-4'  W:  4-5'      B/M:  Red buds open to pink/ 5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Plangen' ppaf    PINK POPPETTM  Dwarf Weigela        Sun   Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Plangen'Now isn't this just the dearest thing!  Perfect soft pink blooms on a little 'poppet' of a shrub -- a mere 18-24" tall and adorable.  A repeat bloomer that produces a profusion of soft pink flowers.  Hardy enough to live most places in a large pot and small enough to do just that.  Prune or shear after flowering to maintain size.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 18-24"  W: 24-36"     B/M: Pink/ 5-6+

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

What you're saying about us ...

Attack of the Killer Kittens!  (We just love this comment - what a visual!)

"My 'Cameo' quince are blooming, OH WOW! what a beautiful color, and this despite severe beatings from kittens all last summer. The Weigla 'Polka' took an even worse beating, I thought they were dead, and this morning a couple are starting to leaf out. I'm moving the old 'Polka's to the back of the house, and the new ones will go in front. You grow really tough plants! "

Many thanks, Lara in Kenley, NC 3/12/09

 

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Polka'    Polka Ever Blooming Pink Weigela        Z:4-8   

The best pink Weigela? Many people think so!  Large bright pink flowers cover this compact 3-5 ft. plant. Extremely long bloom period: June to September. Read that again -- BLOOMS ALL SUMMER!!  A very hardy and desirable Weigela.  The only thing that could possibly be wrong with it is that you don't want pink or you need something shorter!  That's about it!  Oh, and see above -- they're apparently Kitten Proof!

Soil: Well-drained      H: 3-5'  W: 3-5'       B/M:   Bright Pink/ All summer

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Rubidor'       Weigela Rubidor   Z:4-8     

Weigela florida 'Rubidor'Medium size shrub with upright, arching branches. Holds its red flower color longer than most other Weigelas. Blooms in spring and occasionally in fall. Good background plant. Yellow foliage with rose red blooms. Stunning!

Soil: Well-drained     H: 5-7'  W: 5-7'      B/M:  Lavender Rose Red/ 5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Weigela florida 'Bokrasopea' ppaf         SONIC BLOOMTM PEARL  Weigela       Sun   Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Bokrasopea' ppaf         SONIC BLOOMTM PEARL  WeigelaBlooms open pure pearly-white with a strong yellow throat.  As they age, they develop spots of blushing pink, eventually turning solid pink.   Very dramatic against the dark green foliage.  The Sonic BloomTM series is known for their extended season of re-blooming with non-stop color until Frost.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 4-5'  W: 5-6'         B/M: White to pink / May-Frost

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Weigela florida 'Bokrasopin' ppaf    SONIC BLOOMTM PINK  Weigela       Sun   Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Bokrasopin' ppaf    SONIC BLOOMTM PINK  WeigelaHot pink buds open to pink flowers in May  and then repeat flowering until frost and does it without deadheading.  The Sonic BloomTM series is known for their extended season of re-blooming with non-stop color until Frost.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 4-5'  W: 5-6'         B/M:   Pink/ May-Frost

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 2/14

Weigela florida 'Verweil4' ppaf       SONIC BLOOMTM RED  Weigela       Sun   Zone:  4-8

Weigela florida 'Verweil4' ppaf       SONIC BLOOMTM RED  WeigelaLipstick red tubular flowers in spring screaming at hummingbird to 'come hither' and then repeat flowering until frost and does it all without deadheading. The Sonic BloomTM series is known for their extended season of re-blooming with non-stop color until Frost.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 4-5'  W: 5-6'       B/M:  Red / May-Frost

Sonic Bloom series, known for their extended season of re-blooming, providing gorgeous color until the first frost

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Weigela florida 'Variegata'     Variegated Weigela      Z:4-8     

Weigela florida 'Variegata'Medium size shrub with upright, arching branches with eye-catching variegated foliage. Blooms in spring and occasionally in fall. Good background plant. Stunning and dependable -- what a great combination.  Fast grower.

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

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Weigela subsessilis 'Canary' - Yellow Weigela       Z:4-8   

Weigela subsessilis 'Canary'Wow, yellow blooms on a Weigela.  Now isn't that just something!  Prefers full sun for best bloom but tolerates light shade.  And upright, rounded shrub with arching branches covered in Butter yellow, funnel-shaped bloom in spring.  Occasional repleat bloom maybe occur later.  Glossy green, lance-shaped leaves.  An improved form of the species introduced by Dick Lightly at the Mt. Cuba Center.  Flowers open yellow and fade to pink.

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

 

X Pyracomeles vilmorinii       Vilmorin's Pyracomele   

Listed on the M-R Shrubs page under 'P' because we think most folks don't think of this plant as starting with the letter 'x'.

 

$13.99 Qt.

Xanthoceras sorbifolium   Chinese Flowering Chestnut, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn       Zone: 4-7     

Xanthoceras sorbifoliumA deciduous small tree or multi-stemmed shrub from China featuring lustrous, compound green leaves which last late into fall and 1", 5-petaled white, star-shaped bloom with yellow or red center which appear in May in huge terminal racemes.  These lovely blooms are followed by 2.5" green fruit which resemble buckeyes, at least superficially.  Disease and pest free.  Near impossible to find in the trade.  But here it is!  Excellent tree as a specimen or in groups and is especially effective as a backdrop for spring flowering perennials.  The seed is about the size of a pea with a taste like a sweet chestnut hence one common name.

Soil:  Well-drained      H:  8-25'  W: 10-25'      B/M: White/May

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Xanthorhiza simplicissima      Yellowroot       Z: 4-9    

Xanthorhiza simplicissimaA common Virginia/East Coast Native sub-shrub that grows in thickets along shady stream sides. The only woody member of the Ranunculus (Buttercups) family! Astounding purple autumn color. In nature 12-24" tall but in a sunnier spot in your garden & well cared for, it will reach 36-48" tall. Stoloniferous.  This plant is slow growing as a youngster!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 12-48"  W: 12-24"    B/M:  Purplish Brown/5-6

US Native Plants

$13.99 Qt.

Ziziphus jujuba   Common Jujuba; Chinese or Korean Date          Z: 6-9        

Ziziphus jujuba   Common jujuba; Chinese or Korean DateA large shrub to small tree with rounded, spiny, gnarled slightly pendulous branches.   With 1/4" yellow to white fragrant flowers in spring followed by delectable 1" edible, shiny, dark red fruit ages to black.  They do drop, so this is not a tree to grow over the patio but in a mulched area.  Slow to medium growth BUT produces fruit as a very young plant.   Makes a nice small fruiting shade tree.  Shiny 1-2" leaves.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 15-20'   W:       B/M: Yellowish/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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