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Potentilla x cultorum 'Flamenco'

Potentilla x cultorum 'Flamenco'

Potentilla neumanniana 'Nana'

Potentilla neumanniana 'Nana'

Potentilla x hopwoodiana

Potentilla x hopwoodiana

Potentilla gracilis 'Pulchellum'

Potentilla gracilis 'Pulchellum'

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

 

 

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Rare and Unusual Shrubs at Lazy S'S FarmShrubs, Trees and Vines at Lazy S'S Farm

 

We have over 400+ varieties of Shrubs, Trees and Vines available online. Rare, New, Unusual Plants plus Tried and True favorites -- they're all here!   Keep in mind that our Shopping cart holds your order for 5 weeks, (the Wish List indefinitely) so you have lots of time to look and decide!

Our plants are listed by Botanical Name.  Yes, we know that not everybody knows every Botanical Name, but truly it's the only way to be sure that the plant you want is the plant we're selling! 

Following is a link to a great NC State site that will help you search for the Botanical Name if you know the Common Name.  Shrubs by Common Names from UNC  or you can type the Common Name in Search

 

 

About Plant Size and Age

 

In general in April, our plants are 8-9 month old plants started from divisions, cuttings and occasionally from seed in July of the previous year.  Almost all plants are sold in quarts.  Having said that, you must realize that plants grow at wildly divergent rates!  Some plants are bursting out of their quart pots in July and a few, especially those grown from seed or with normally small bulbs may be just starting to look good.  We try, when possible, to point this out.  

 

The same is true for root mass --  The plants we ship online are in trade quarts (1.68 Pt - 794 ml) and are 8-9 months old in April or possibly a bit older.   If the plant itself is very small, it's because it's just slow as a 9 month old plant and naturally small -- Boxwoods for example -- but they are 9 months old plants and PRICED ACCORDINGLY.   A plant that only grows inches a year can only be so big in a year by it's growth rate definition!  Many plants, Buddleias for example, grow like rabbits, but certain plants, dwarf Berberis for example, will be a small plant because they're just slow growers.  

 

Please take a look at this photo of Quart Shrubs to get a sense of what shrubs in a quart pot look like

 

We don't ship plants until they're ready but for a few plants, "being ready" does not mean having a massive root ball.  It may take years to root into a quart pot if it's particularly diminutive and/or slow growing plant but by "age" it's ready to go to your garden.

 

So, go get a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice and get ready for lots of reading and planning! 

 

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Enjoy!

Debby and Pete Sheuchenko

 

 

 

PS  By necessity, many of our trees need to be periodically pruned so they can fit in our shipping boxes and live in a quart pot.  Some trees do not readily form a new central leader and those must be shipped in an extra tall box.  In such cases, the customer will have to pay a $4.00 box charge for the often separate and much taller tube box since we can't cut the tree back.

 

For those trees that readily form a new central leader, we simply prune them.  To retrain a new central leader, simply select the most upright branch and cut side branches away.  You will continue to remove lower branches until it reaches the height you want branching to start.  This generally takes several years.

 

This is a very simplified version of how to do this.  Anyone growing a small tree would do well to spend some time reading and studying about tree pruning and shaping.

 

When you see a 6' tall beautifully shaped tree at a garden center, you can be sure that someone spent time in the early years training it!

 

Training Young Trees - When ordering trees, please take a look at this page.

 

 

        

Actaea rubra f. leucocarpa

Actaea rubra f. leucocarpa

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Helleborus x hybridus 'Sparkling Diamond'

Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

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