Shrub

Camellia X 'Winter's Star'/ Winter Star Camellia

 Camelia X 'Winter's Star' in full bloom.

Camelia X 'Winter's Star' in full bloom.

Habit/Description:  This cold hardy Camellia is a beauty for the winter landscape. The evergreen foliage is a dark, glossy green. Habit is upright and open.

Size at Maturity: 10' tall and about 6-8' wide.

Flower:  Single pink blooms surround a bright yellow center and last 4-6 weeks in fall.

Special Interest:  Besides the beautiful, butterfly attracting pink flowers in the fall, the large dark green leaves stay vibrant year-round. Best when used in a hedge, mass planting, privacy screen, border, cutting garden, containers, specimen and woodland gardens.

Care Information: Easy to grow, however, needs regular watering, especially during the first season. Requires full shade to partial sun. Will burn in full sun. Does not require dead-heading due to its natural, self-cleaning habit. Prune after flowering to shape. Mulch heavily and when necessary, provide acid fertilizer when the shrub is finished flowering in the fall.

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Limelight'/Limelight Panicle Hydrangea

 'Limelight' Hydrangea in all of its summer glory!

'Limelight' Hydrangea in all of its summer glory!

Habit/Description:  This sun AND part shade loving Hydrangea has created awesome possibilities in the landscape world since its introduction. The large bright whitish/green blooms are spectacular and persist through frost. Upright growing deciduous shrub. Large medium green leaves.

Size at Maturity: 5-8' tall and wide.

Flower:  Green/White panicle blooms repeat from late summer through late fall.

Special Interest:  This beautiful shrub provides excellent fall interest with its large white blooms. Great for borders, containers, hedge, mass plantings, poolside, specimen, woodland gardens. Perfect for cut flowers. Dried flowers retain beautiful form. Naturalizing. Pretty yellow fall leaf color.

Care Information: Easy to grow and care for. Will tolerate full sun and would like part shade in the afternoon- in warmer climates. Panicled Hydrangeas do not like wet feet, so be sure to plant in well-drained soil. Can be pruned back to 1/3 its size in spring. You can fertilize at that time as well. Acidity/Alkalinity levels do not affect bloom color. Can prune into topiary/tree form.

AUCUBA japonica 'Marmorata'/Marmorata Aucuba

 AUCUBA Japonica 'Marmorata' as seen at the nursery in a 3 Gallon Container

AUCUBA Japonica 'Marmorata' as seen at the nursery in a 3 Gallon Container

Habit/Description:  Yellow and Green mottled evergreen shrub with thick, glossy leaves. Grows best in shade. Upright rounded shrub with a moderate growth rate.

Size at Maturity: Will reach a mature size of 6’ tall by 4’ wide (in 10 years.)

Flower:  Purple, but insignificant. Blooms in March and April.

Special Interest:  The large glossy green leaves appear to have been sprayed with yellow paint. Perfect for borders, coastal plantings, containers, houseplant, specimen, foundation plantings, woodland garden and shaded areas. Foliage is wonderful for foliage arrangements. Drought tolerant. Female plant will produce attractive red fruit.

Care Information: Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with all-purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune in spring after blooming to maintain neat shape. Easy care.

 

Variegated Winter Daphne/Daphne odora 'Marginata'

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description: 

The winter daphne has yellow-margined leaves and blush-pink flower buds that open to fragrant white flowers bloom in winter into early spring. The mounding 'Marginata' cultivar is beautiful in the winter landscape.  Daphne odora is evergreen and shade loving.  Native to China and Japan.

Size at maturity:

3-4' Tall and Wide.

Flower:

Fragrant pinkish white flower in early spring.

Special Interest:

This beautiful little evergreen shrub is perfect for a mixed border, shady foundation, hedge, and variegated color in the landscape. The highly fragrant flowers are pleasing to have at entrances. They are also deer resistant, easy to care for and drought tolerant.

Care Information:  

Daphnes need to grow in fertile, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. They prefer full sun or partial shade. Choose a spot with good drainage but not completely dry. Avoid transplanting and pruning. Does well under trees.

 

 

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Gold Thread Mops

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Mounding evergreen shrub with soft stringy needles. Yellow foliage. Full sun for best color.

Flower:

Conifer.

Size at Maturity:

Slow-growing- 3-4' tall and wide.

Special Interest: 

This easy-care evergreen provides a bright color to the landscape year-round. Great for borders, containers, mass plantings, rock gardens, urban gardens and foundation plantings.

Care Information:

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil; avoid wet, poorly drained soils or prolonged drought. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune only lightly to shape; remove no more than current season's growth.Pruning time: spring to summer.

 

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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Dwarf evergreen shrub. Pyramidal shape. Full sun to partial sun. Soft needles.

Size at Maturity:

Very slow grower reaching a potential height of 8' with age and 4-5' wide.

Flower:

Conifer.

Special Interest:

Gorgeous, year-round interest evergreen. Does well in borders, rock gardens, woodland gardens, specimen and corner foundation plantings.

Care Information: 

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring

 

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Cryptomeria, Black Dragon

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Lime green, evergreen foliage. Pyramidal shrub/tree with soft needles. Part-sun to full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Slow growth rate reaching 6-7' tall and 3-4' wide.

Flower:

insignificant. Conifer.

Special Interest:

Stately evergreen shrub/small tree. Beautiful dense green foliage year round. Perfect for urban and coastal gardens, hedge, specimen, corner foundation, background plant, border and woodland gardens.

Care Information:

Provide fertile, slightly acidic, well-draining soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer before spring growth. Pruning time: spring, before new growth begins.

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CEPHALOTAXUS Harringtonia ’Drupacea’ / Spreading Plum Yew

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

 Beautiful low-growing evergreen groundcover shrub. Lustrous, soft needles and attractive upright habit. Very easy care plant and is tolerant of shade, heat and drought. Great to use for deer resistant gardening. Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Slow growing and will reach a mature size of 2-3’ tall and 3-4’ wide. Plant in shade to partial sun.

FLOWER

Not applicable.

SPECIAL INTEREST

 Slow growing and easy care. Deer resistant, drought tolerant, Dark green foliage adds year round interest. Great texture for the shade garden.

CARE INFORMATION

Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with all purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune as needed at any time to maintain neat shape.

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Camellia Sasanqua ‘Yuletide

 Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

 Originally from China and Japan, this lovely evergreen shrub/small tree, is now a staple in American gardens. The unusual bloom time, beautiful flowers, tighter habit and lustrous dark leaves make this a favorite of gardeners. Pair the Camellia sasanqua with the large foliage of Hydrangea, Holly, Hosta and Heuchera for a beautiful shade display.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Moderate growing rate. Will reach a height of 8-10’ and 8-10’ wide. Can withstand pruning to shape.

FLOWER

Blooms in winter, when nothing else has interest- November- January. Flowers are red, with yellow center. No fragrance.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Unusual bloom time, along with the smaller stature and evergreen habit make this a favorite.

CARE INFORMATION

Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Prefers filtered light. Provide regular water during the first growing season. Will require less water once established.Water 3” when the top part of the soil is dry. Prune only in winter after flowering. Fertillize with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

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Kaleidescope Abelia

Size at Maturity

3ft high and 3ft wide.

Flower

Dainty white tubular flowers emerge from pink buds in summer.

Special Interest

  • Spring foliage shows bright yellow variegation against chartreuse, with a deeper green in summer.
  • Leaves adorn brilliant red stems. Autumn brings hot orange flashes and smoldering red highlights.
  • Low mounding shrub & excellent ground-cover plant.

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