Coniferous evergreen with low-spreading branches and a broad, flat-topped habit at maturity. In youth it is more pyramidal in shape. Dark green needles, that can be either straight or curved, densely cover the branches. Bark of this pine is among the best! Dark brown furrows and flattened ridges are very attractive. This hardy pine will tolerate coastal conditions, poor soils, clay or alkaline soils, heat and drought. Fantastic choice for a specimen tree, or also as a screen or windbreak.
fast, 12"+ annually
This is a very useful form of the Austrian pine. Columnar habit and densely needled, upright branches make it an ideal plant for a smaller space. It also has interesting furrowed bark, typical of the species. Tolerates heat and drought, clay and alkaline soils, and coastal conditions. Great for a vertical accent where space is limited.
Shrubby evergreen conifer with a dwarf, rounded, compact habit. Dense, dark green needles are held stiffly on the braches. It is very easily maintained at the desired size and will be a nice choice for a small space. Great in coastal conditions, clay or alkaline soil, and in heat or drought. This form originated from a witche's broom on an Austrian pine in New York's Seneca Park in 1932.
This lovely Pine is native to the mountainous regions of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colarodo & Central Mexico. Needles are dark blue-green and about 4 inches long. Pinus strobiformis grows into a tall tree with a conical form. Well drained soil is a must and water needs are low, after establishment.
Large beautiful tree with rich blue-green foliage. Crown of spreading branches become rounded and irregular. Distinctive bark, becoming bright orange-brown and peeling in small flakes, darker on the main trunk and plated. This is a very elegant, broad, cone-shaped conifer with stiff, twisted needles hanging in clusters all over the branches.
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Not to be confused with other weeping scotch pines, this variety grows flat on the ground and is commonly used as a ground cover. The bluish green needles are very attractive and hold their color year round.
This relatively new cultivar of Scots pine was selected at the Trompenburg Arboretum in Rotterdam, Netherlands for its noteworthy silvery-blue foliage color. This selection does not only receive praise for its long, soft needles, but also for its cinnamon colored peeling bark. This broad, upright grower will mature into a large, beautiful specimen tree.
This extrememly useful dwarf conifer has a compact, mounding habit. Bluish-green needles are a lovely contrast to the other plants in your landscape. Candle pruning will ensure that the shrub will stay very dense and keep its flattened globe shape.
Distinctive evergreen conifer with an open, irregular structure that can be considered more or less pyramidal. Dark green needles are densely crowded and twisted on the branches. Blackish-gray, fissured bark is attractive, as well as the prominent silvery-white terminal buds. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil, but will grow in sandy soil and is tolerant of coastal conditions, such as salt spray. Can take on a contorted or twisting growth habit that make it popular for bonsai.
full shade - part shade
Also known as holly fern, this evergreen fern is a lovely cousin of the western sword fern. It has a burgundy, hairy mid rib and lacy dark green fronds. As the fronds unfurl, it has the appearance of little tassels as the crosiers flip over backwards. Native to Japan and Southern Korea.
Dense, deciduous, mounding shrub with tons of yellow blooms from June until the first frost in the fall. Fine-textured foliage is green throughout the season and turns yellow-brown in the fall. To keep a tidy appearance in the winter, remove old canes or cut back to the ground. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant. Nice choice for shrub borders or mass plantings.
Dense, deciduous, rounded shrub with an upright habit. Covered in large yellow flowers from June until the first frost in fall. Fine-textured green foliage turns yellow-brown in the fall. Remove old canes or cut back to the ground in the winter to keep a tidy appearance. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant. Great choice for shrub borders or mass plantings.
Small compact deciduous shrub that has clear pink flowers from June until first frost in the fall. Flowers may fade to white or yellow if exposed to warmer night temperatures. Fine-textured green foliage is bushy and full making this potentilla an excellent flowering border plant. Foliage turns yellow-brown in the fall and old canes should be removed or the entire plant cut back to the ground in order to keep a tidy appearance. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant.
Deciduous, fastigiate shrub with fine fern-like foliage. Green foliage turns a pretty yellow in the fall, then the winter brings the unveiling of beautiful white spotted bark. Black berries will form in the fall and attract birds. They are not edible or viable (will not sprout new plants). Makes an attractive columnar accent or a very useful narrow hedge.
Exceptionally long-lasting bright red blooms appear mid season in clusters, strikingly contrasted by dark emerald green foliage. Compact, dense growing habit. One of the few Rhododendrons that thrives in the heat and sun!