Shrubs, Trees and Vines at Lazy
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
About Plant Size and
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.
the plant itself is very small, it's because it's just slow as a 9 month
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
& Trees: A-B
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
Trees - When ordering trees, please take a look at this