Tree

Italian Cypress, Tiny Tower

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Strongly upright, columnar shape. Very tall and narrow habit. Evergreen. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Very slow grower to 25-30' and 3' wide.

Flower:

Insignificant. Conifer.

Special Interest:

Gorgeous upright evergreen tree. Extremely unique shape that allows it to fit into tight spaces, yet provides height to the landscape. Good for borders, topiaries, containers, privacy screen, coastal and urban areas, windbreak, mass planting, corner foundation for tall structures and buildings and poolside areas. Easy to care for-does not require much pruning.

Care Information:

Grows easily in a wide range of soil types, provided good drainage. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

 

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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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‘Carolina Sapphire’ Arizona Cypress

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description: 

Gorgeous pyramidal evergreen with bright blue needles. Maintains color in full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Fast growing to 40' tall and 15' wide.

Flower:

Insignificant. Conifer.   

Special Interest:

Beautiful stately evergreen tree providing amazing blue color and fine texture to a landscape. Great for mixed borders, specimen, woodland garden, windbreak, screen and vibrant foliage. Drought resistant when established. Fast grower.

Care Information:

Highly adaptable; best with average to lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.

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Cryptomeria

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Pyramidal evergreen tree with soft needles. Has dark green foliage year-round. Partial to full fun.

Size at Maturity:

Quickly reaches 30-40' tall and 15-25' wide. Has the potential to be 50' with age.

Flower:

Insignificant. Conifer.

Special Interest:

Beautiful evergreen tree with lustrous green foliage and strong pyramidal shape. Wonderful as a specimen, screen, mixed border, background or woodland garden. Fast growing.

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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Crape Myrtle, Muskogee

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Beautiful small flowering tree with rounded canopy. Glossy green foliage. Dark red exfoliating bark. Full sun- can tolerate part shade, but will not flower as heavily. Deciduous.

Size at Maturity:

Moderate grower to 15-20' tall and 15' wide.

Flower:

Gorgeous purple panicle flowers in summer.

Special Interest:

Stunning large purple flowers in summer, bright red/orange fall color in fall with dark red exfoliating red bark to show off in the winter make this a multi-interest tree. Perfect for corner foundations, mixed borders, masses, specimen, urban and woodland gardens, containers and fire-scaping. Easy care other than pruning. Drought tolerant.

Care Information:

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.Pruning time: late winter or early spring. Prune selectively- DO NOT SHEAR or TOP. May require clean up of old seed pods if planted near a sidewalk.

 

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Yoshino Cherry

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Beautiful ornamental tree with a rounded crown and arching branches. Glossy medium green, large textured leaves. Deciduous. Full sun.

Size at Maturity: 

Fast growing tree to 25' tall and wide.

Flower: 

Powdery pink flowers in spring before leafing out. Attracts bees and butterflies.

Special Interest:

Wonderful spring interest with soft pink flowers standing out before foliage. Fall brings creamy yellow leaves which fall in order to show the pretty, silver-grey bark underneath, heavily laden with lenticels. Great tree for a specimen, urban and woodland garden, mixed borders, patio tree, corner foundation and yard tree. Rapid growth rate and easy care. One of the first plants to bloom in the spring.

Care Information:

Water thoroughly when first planted and follow a regular watering schedule until established with an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth in the spring. Prune for shape and structure after flowering. Prune more heavily in winter.

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Weeping Cherry

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Gorgeous small ornamental tree. The Limbs weep downward creating a rounded crown. The light green leaves turn to soft yellow in fall. Deciduous and best in full sun to part shade.

Size at Maturity:

Grows to be 15-20' tall and wide.

Flower:

Has soft pink blooms in spring before leafing out.- one of the first plants to bloom in the year.

Special Interest:

The beautiful pink flowers of this cherry tree cascade down the weeping limbs in a mop-like form. The leaves turn to a soft yellow in Autumn and fall to reveal the stunning structure of this tree which provides year-round interest. Wonderful when used as a specimen, corner foundation, patio tree, woodland garden, shade tree, beside water, mixed border, down an avenue, or urban and japanese garden settings. 

Care Information:

Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune for shape and structure after flowering.

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VITEX AGNUS CASTUS/Chaste Tree

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful small garden or patio tree. Gorgeous, fragrant lilac blooms appear in summer for a dazzling display. Multi-trunked and can be pruned to maintain a tree form, or used as a large shrub border. Needs full sun for best flowering. Deciduous.

SIZE AT MATURITY

 Fast growing and will reach a size of 15-25 feet tall and wide.

FLOWER

Summer. Purple in color and fragrant.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Attracts birds, butterflies and bees to the fragrant blooms. Drought tolerant once established. Very easy care and relatively pest and disease free. Great alternative to Crape Myrtle.

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, before new shoots form. Prune in early spring.

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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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ACER RUBRUM ‘RED SUNSET’/’Red Sunset’ Red Maple

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Fast growing shade tree with outstanding scarlet red fall color. Drought tolerant and easy care tree for urban and landscape settings. Also can be used in wet soil conditions.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Moderate growth rate and will reach a size of 40-50’ feet tall and 30-35’ wide.

FLOWER

Inconspicous in early spring. Fruit is winged.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Outstanding red fall color. 

CARE INFORMATION

Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth begins. Prune in winter.

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ACER PALMATUM ‘CRIMSON QUEEN’/’Crimson Queen’ Jap. Maple

Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful slow growing weeping. low ornamental tree with burgundy foliage. Gorgeous scarlet fall color, winter branching pattern and attractive bark add yearround interest.

SIZE AT MATURITY

SLOW growth rate and will reach a size of 8’ feet tall and 8’ wide.

FLOWER

Inconspicous. Fruit is winged.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Burgundy foliage and great fall color. Slow growth rate allows this tree to be kept under control under normal landscape conditions. Great for use in containers until large, excellent specimen plant. 

CARE INFORMATION

Young saplings require shade for best development. Requires well drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with a slow release fertilizer in spring. Prune in winter.

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ACER PALMATUM ‘BLOODGOOD’/’Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful slow growing small ornamental tree with burgundy foliage. Gorgeous scarlet fall color and attractive bark add year-round interest.

SIZE AT MATURITY

SLOW growth rate and will reach a size of 15- 20’ feet tall and 15’ wide.

FLOWER

 Inconspicous. Fruit is winged.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Burgundy foliage and great fall color. Slow growth rate allows this tree to be kept under control under normal landscape conditions. Great for use in containers until large, excellent specimen plant.

CARE INFORMATION

Young saplings require shade for best development. Requires well drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with a slow release fertilizer in spring. Prune in winter.

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