Weeping Cherry

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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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ROSA X ‘Chateau Merlot’ / Flower Carpet Rose

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HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful lowgrowing groundcover rose. Variety of colors are available- red, pink, white, yellow, peach. Some varieties are fragrant. Needs full sun for best flowering. Deciduous.

SIZE AT MATURITY

 Vigorous compact shrub. Will reach 30” tall and wide at matruity..

FLOWER

Blooms spring through fall. Variety of colors available.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Vigorous grower- great for erosion control. Attracts butterflies. Now improved for better disease resistance. Long blooming period for added interest.

CARE INFORMATION

 Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with slow release rose fertilizer in spring. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.

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DRYOPTERIS ERYTHROSORA/ Autumn Fern

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Easy care, semi-evergreen fern with attractive fronds and coppery new growth. Herbaceous Semi-Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Slow growing. Grows 1.5’-2’ tall by 1.5’ wide at maturity.

FLOWER

Not applicable.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Drought tolerant; Deer resistant; Semi Evergreen (Fronds remain in winter, with fiddleheads and new additional growth appearing in spring.)

CARE INFORMATION

 Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed frequently with all purpose fertilizer in spring. Cut back old fronds in spring.

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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

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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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CAMELLIA SASANQUA ‘SETSUGEKKA’/Setsugekka Camellia

Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful medium evergreen shrub or pruned to small patio tree. Gorgeous, white blooms appear in fall for a dazzling display. Dense, shiny dark green foliage and nice upright habit. Can be used as a screen shrub or pruned to maintain a tree form, Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Moderate growth rate and will reach a size of 8-10 feet tall and wide. 

FLOWER

Fall. White, semi double with ruffled edges and a bright yellow center.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Blooms in fall; drought tolerant. 

CARE INFORMATION

Requires well drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with a Camellia/Azalea acid based fertilizer in fall after flowering. Prune in winter/spring after flowering.

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RHODODENDRON ’Encore’ - Varieties / Encore Azalea

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Multi-season Repeat blooming broadleaved evergreen. Varieties come in multiple colors and sizes Over 30 varieties to choose from. Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Small varieties will reach 2-3’ tall and 4’ wide; Intermediate varieties will reach 4-5’ tall and 3-4’ wide.

FLOWER

Variety of colors: red, white, pink, pink striped, coral. Blooms spring and fall. Needs 4-6 hours of sun a day for optimal blooming.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Repeat bloomer; Bronze winter color for added interest;

CARE INFORMATION

Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with Azalea/Camellia fertilizer in spring. Prune immediately after spring blooming to maintain neat shape.

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AUCUBA JAPONICA ‘Marmorata’/ Marmorata Aucuba

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Yellow and Green mottled evergreen shrub. 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

Dark green and Yellow and evergreen leaves. 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 blooming to maintain neat shape.

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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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