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Transcript
2016
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire™
RETAIL • MAIL ORDER
Phone: 732-833-0613
www.rarefindnursery.com
for online ordering
Prices valid until June 1, 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2015: AN EVALUATION YEAR
2015: An Evaluation Year........................ inside front cover
From all of us at RareFind Nursery, we want to wish you a
green and abundant 2016.
Notes and Reminders ...................................................... 1
We take Pride in Our Plants And Packing Too ................ 2
Open House Days ........................................................... 3
Key to Icons in Catalog ................................................... 3
Rhododendrons ............................................................... 4
Criteria for Success with Rhododendrons ...................... 8
Sons of Last Liberty Tree................................................ 10
Azaleas........................................................................... 11
The Best Metal Tags....................................................... 15
Trees, Shrubs & Vines..................................................... 19
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire.............................................. 26
Propagation.................................................................... 53
Conifers.......................................................................... 54
RareFind Nursery's Staff................................................ 56
Perennials....................................................................... 57
Carnivorous and Companion Bog Plants....................... 70
Build-A-Bog Workshop.................................................. 71
Grasses & Grass-like Plants........................................... 72
Gift Certificates............................................................... 73
Come Visit!..................................................................... 74
Tree & Shrub Planting Guide.......................................... 75
Ordering Information...................................................... 77
Order Form..................................................................... 78
Directions & Hours......................................................... 79
Index............................................................................... 80
Some of our shade perennials
PLANT CATALOG COLOR KEY
Elepidote Rhododendrons
Lepidote Rhododendrons
Deciduous Azaleas
Evergreen Azaleas
Trees & Shrubs
Conifers
Perennials
Carnivorous & Companion Bog Plants
Grass & Grass-like Plants
We are very excited about two (2) new additions to our availability this year. The first is a new dogwood that is featured
on the cover of this catalog. What a find! This Cornus kousa
was developed by Rutgers University and is their first kousa
offering in 45 years. (See page 52 for the full story.) The second new find is called The Liberty Tree. The story of this very
special Tulip Poplar (Lirodendron tuipifera) can be found on
page 10 of this catalog. (This plant is in very limited supply
this year.)
We want you to be aware of some changes we are making
this year. Over time our sales pattern has been shifting as
our mail order business has become an increasingly greater
portion of our total sales. The mail order component continues to grow and we are now seeing a trend where even local
customers within driving distance are electing to make their
purchase on-line and have their plants shipped.
To adjust to this trend RareFind Nursery is changing. Rather
than being open every week from mid-March through November, we will only be open on specific Open House weekends – Thursday through Saturday. During those times we will
devote all our resources solely to walk-in customers. A list of
our Open House weekends can be found on page 3 of this
catalog and Open House weekends will also be posted on
our website and at the entrance to the nursery. If you cannot
make it to one of our Open House weekends, give us a call
and we will try to accommodate your schedule. We only ask
that you do not come on Mondays and Tuesdays, our heaviest shipping days.
Also, please note that the nursery will be closed for Inventory
from September 3 through September 11, During that time no
orders may be placed or picked up.
For the past ten years, we have held talks, presentations, book
signings and other events, on an array of horticultural topics.
Because we know it is often difficult to commit to a specific
time (Saturday morning at 11:00) we are going to record all
future events and make them available for viewing at your
discretion. Assuming the speaker agrees, talks will be made
available for a five (5) day viewing period within approximately
one week after the actual talk. All you will need to do is place
an order through our website (or by calling us), pay a modest
fee and we will provide a link that will allow you to view the
presentation at your convenience anytime during that 5 day
period. We recognize the value of time and the technology we
now have permits us to offer this service. Talks and presentations will be advertised via emails and other postings.
Note that our plant guarantee policy has also changed. The
new policy allows the purchaser 14 days from the time they
receive their plant(s) to notify us of any problems. We will
gladly take the appropriate action(s) necessary to remedy the
situation. A complete description of our guarantee is on page
2 of this catalog and is posted on our website.
Also please note our icon guide describing plant characteristics at the bottom on each plant description. In addition to
zone, we have now included sun and water requirements, native and deer resistance features. It should now be easier to
select plants appropriate to your location. Please see page 3
for the key to these icons. In addition, we have improved the
‘Search’ capability on our website and you can now, using multiple characteristics, find appropriate plants.
In addition to this catalog, we will also be sending out a Spring
and Fall flyer with new plant offerings. Look for these in April
and September.
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As we write this letter this December day, the temperature outside has reached 72 degrees F, here in the northwest corner of
the New Jersey Pine Barrens. But should old man winter finally
show up this year, we are prepared with an upgraded heating
system to assure that our plants are healthy and happy when
they arrive on your doorstep. So, thanks to all involved and we
anticipate an even better 2016.
Oliver Hamill
Owner
Irv Paulus
General Manager
Native perennial seedlings germinating
A FEW NOTES AND REMINDERS
The nursery will officially open on March 17, 2016
and close on November 5, 2016.
We are open to the public on the
following festival and open house days:
FESTIVAL DAY
Hamamelis Festival, February 27
OPEN HOUSE DAYS
March 17, 18, 19
March 31,
April 1, 2
April 14, 15, 16
April 28, 29, 30
May 12, 13, 14
May 19, 20, 21
June 9, 10, 11
July 14, 15, 16
August 18, 19, 20
September 3 – 11 Closed for Inventory
September 15, 16, 17
September 29, 30, Oct 1
October 13, 14, 15
November 3, 4, 5
ORDERING
Orders placed in January, February or March must be
shipped or pick-up no later than April 30, 2016. Orders
placed on or after April 1, 2016 must be shipped or picked
up within 60 days.
PAYMENT
Your credit card will be charged at the time you place
your order. If any adjustments are necessary they will be
made at the time of shipment or pick-up. If the order is to
be shipped, we will call you to advise you of the adjustment and to secure your credit card.
PRICING
Prices in the catalog are valid through June 1, 2016, after
that date we reserve the right to change prices. We do our
best to ensure all information is accurate but we reserve
the right to correct errors any time.
RAREFIND GUARANTEE
We modified our guarantee. We offer a 100% satisfaction
guarantee with your plants and you have 14 days from the
time you receive your plant(s) to notify us of any problem.
(See our full guarantee on page 2 of the catalog.)
PLANT STOCK
The plants listed in the catalog are those for which we
have adequate stock at the time of print. If you don’t see
a plant you would like, please check our website (www.
rarefindnursery.com) to see if we carry it. If you still don’t
see what you are looking for, please contact us via email or
phone so we can check with local suppliers for availability.
pg. 1
WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR PLANTS AND PACKING TOO!
ABOUT OUR PLANTS
RareFind Nursery wants to offer its customers good value
for the money they spend. That means good-sized, healthy
plants with large root systems. Most of our plants are grown
right here at the nursery, but we obtain some plants from
other specialty nurseries as well. Many of the plants we
offer are not available anywhere else, so we must propagate
them ourselves. Generally it takes from 1 to 2 years (or at
least 2 growing seasons) to produce a plant from a cutting.
We ask for your patience in obtaining more of plants that are
out of stock.
PLANT SIZES
Although we generally specify container sizes in the catalog, most of the plants we ship (with the exception of
perennials) are grown in a 1, 2 or 3 gallon pot. PLANT
SIZES SHOWN IN THE CATALOG / WEBSITE DO NOT
INCLUDE THE ROOT BALL. We try to be conservative when
measuring plants so that you may well receive a larger plant
than you ordered.
Our plants are usually larger than those of our competitors, but at a similar price. We feel larger plants have
significant advantages:
• they ship better than those in smaller containers
• their larger root systems transplant and establish
themselves easier
• they tolerate adverse garden conditions better than
plants with smaller root systems
WE DO NOT SHIP BARE ROOT PLANTS!
We are sometimes asked if our trees and shrubs are shipped
bare root. NO!!! All our shrubs and trees are shipped with
an established root ball and evidence of viability. A few
perennials may be shipped bare root, but they are the
exception rather than the rule.
PLANT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
Catalog prices are based upon the expected size of the plants
available for spring shipment. Most plants are in stock when
the catalog is written. All plants are subject to prior sale. We
will reserve plants for spring shipment on a “first come,
first serve” basis, and quantities may be limited, so ORDER EARLY! Prices are subject to change after June 1,
2016. You may use the catalog listings when ordering after
that date and we will notify you of any size or price adjustments. We do not substitute unless you instruct us to do so.
PACKING
We take great pride in our packing, and appreciate the many
positive notes we receive about the great condition in which
pg. 2
our plants arrive. Plants are removed from their container,
loose soil is removed, the root balls are wrapped in plastic
and the tops in paper. Some smaller plants are shipped in
their containers. We ship large plants (up to 4-5' trees) in
reinforced boxes. There is an extra charge of $20.00 for
larger plants that require oversized boxes, denoted in the
plant size as “add extra shipping.”
OUR PLANT GUARANTEE
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with your
plant(s) or we will cheerfully send a replacement or refund. You have 14 days from the time you receive your
plant(s) to notify use of any problem. If we cannot replace the specific plant and size, we will credit you the
amount of the plant purchased toward another size or
plant. (If we shipped you the plant, you are responsible for the shipping charges of the replacement.)
Our plants are only available when they are properly rooted. We also provide a ‘Planting Guide’, with
each order, to assist you in selecting the correct site
and conditions.
You have 14 days from the time you receive your
plant(s) to notify us of any problem. At that time we
will make a determination of what steps should be followed to correct the situation. If additional time is required, it will not void the guarantee. (Pictures of the
specific situation are always helpful.)
We know there are exceptions, such as shipping and
receiving dormant plant(s) – and these will be handled
appropriately. (If a plant does not emerge from dormancy, we will obviously replace it.)
We also know there is occasional damage in shipping,
even though we take great care and pride in our packaging. Again, we will immediately address any issues
that are a result of shipping damage – again, pictures
are most helpful.
EXTRA LARGE RHODODENDRONS
(AND OTHER PLANTS)
In addition to our 1 and 3 gallon rhododendrons, we have
some larger sizes (either balled-and burlapped or in larger
containers) available either here at the nursery or from some
of our suppliers.
We also have a selection of other plants in larger sizes, including
Japanese maples, magnolias, redbuds and dogwoods. Most
of these larger plants are not listed in this catalog as they are
too large to ship. If you need a special plant for that special
spot, please visit our website or call.
OPEN HOUSE DAYS 2016
HAMAMELIS FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 27
OPENING DAY
MARCH 17 – 19
OPEN HOUSE DAYS
MARCH 31 – APRIL 2
APRIL 14 – 16, 28 – 30
MAY 12 – 14, 19 – 21
JUNE 9 – 11
JULY 14 – 16
AUGUST 18 – 20
SEPTEMBER 15 – 17, 29, 30 – Oct 1
OCTOBER 13 – 15
NOVEMBER 3 – 5
KEY TO ICONS IN THE CATALOG
SOIL MOISTURE NEEDS (for established plants)
NATIVE
D DRY - able to withstand dry conditions with no need
N For the purposes of this catalog we define native
for supplemental water.
A AVERAGE - supplemental water needed if soil remains dry for prolonged periods.
M MOIST, WELL-DRAINED - the soil needs to remain
moist but must also be well-drained (no standing
water or waterlogged soil).
W WET - tolerates areas that remain consistently wet
(boggy)and may contain standing water or are subjected to periods of inundation.
SUN REQUIREMENTS
UFULL SUN - Plants that tolerate full sun throughout
plants as straight species and their cultivars that are
native to the continental United States. A plant may
be native to one region but not another so we encourage you to do further research as to what plants
are native to your particular region. Your local native
plant society is a great place to start.
DEER RESISTANT
rarely or seldom severely damaged by deer
RPlants
(based on data compiled by the Rutgers New Jersey
Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University
as well as our own experiences of gardening in deer
country). Please bear in mind that no plant is deer
proof and the habits of deer can vary by region.
the day.
PPART SHADE - Plants that need protection from
afternoon sun.
HFULL SHADE - plants that tolerate growing where
there is no direct sunlight.
pg. 3
ELEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
Rhododendron 'Edith Pride'
Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
(ponticum X unknown). Kruschke. A mid to late
season bloomer that is hardy and sun tolerant.
It has a compact growth habit with shiny dark
green leaves. The tight trusses of 3 inch flowers are lavender with a dark blotch set off by
white anthers. Needs sun to bloom well. Zones
5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Consolini's Windmill'
(unknown Dexter parents). Consolini. A
sensation in bloom! The picotee-type flower is
red edged with white on a fast growing plant
with good habit and shiny foliage. Best in
dappled shade. Tony Consolini was Charles
Dexter's gardener for many years and a noted
hybridizer in his own right. Zones 6-7 H: 4-5 ft.
W: 4-5 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $55
PAM
Rhododendron 'Barmstedt'
Rhododendron 'Dark Lord'
6-10", 1 gal. $25
('Sammetglut' X yakushimanum 'Koichiro
Wada'). Hachmann. Rosy-red flowers with
darker edges holds their color well and are
displayed beautifully on a low-growing mound
with recurved dark green leaves. Buds young
and is perhaps the best overall grower of the
Hachmann intros. Looks great even when not
in bloom! Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
(catawbiense hybrid x 'Purple Splendor').
Mezitt/Weston Nurseries. NEW! Very dark merlot-red Weston Nursery hybrid. Sibling to the
dark purple ´Tapestry´. Careful Harry! Zones
5-7 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
PAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Cadis'
('Caroline' X fortunei ssp. discolor). Gable.
One of the last to bloom in what we call the
midseason (May 25 for us), 'Cadis' puts on
a floriferous show with its fragrant ruffled
light-pink trusses with yellow deep in its throat.
Zones 6-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron decorum 'Gable's
Hardy White'
(seed collected in the wild). Gable. This is a
tough decorum. It is a well-clothed but open
grower that eventually becomes a large plant.
The leaves are a dark shade of green and the
flowers are large white in an ever-so-slightly
loose truss. Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron campanulatum var
aeruginosum 'Blue Ox'
Grown and selected for robust growth and
blue new leaves by Dick Cavender, from seed
collected by Warren Berg in Bhutan.(ARS
1989-1502 BB*8804, CW Rudong La, Bhutan
13,300') Zones 6-7 H: 4 ft. W: 4 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Dexter's Victoria'
(parentage unknown). Dexter. This hardy
Dexter grows into a compact mound of glossy
green leaves. Easy to grow and floriferous. The
full trusses contain frilled light violet flowers.
The center of each flower has a darker throat
with bronzy-red spotting. It has a special frilly
elegance. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $35
PAM
Rhododendron 'Charles Loomis'
Rhododendron 'Edith Bosley'
PAM
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
('English Roseum' X hyperythrum). John Thornton. The species R. hyperythrum shows great
heat tolerance. Our plant of 'Charles Loomis'
endures our hot summers and never shows
any ill effects. Buds heavily, with rounded trusses emerging first as blush pink quickly turning
white, much like a yak hybrid. The narrow and
glossy recurved leaves are retained for 3-4
years. Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
(Dexter/Bosley 1035 x Lee’s Dark Purple).
Bosley Nursery. The closest thing to the royal
purple color of 'Purple Splendor' in a zone 5
hardy plant? Perhaps. In late May flower buds
of rich dark purple open to medium purple with
a dark flare on the upper lobe. The plant habit
is bushy and compact with nice dark green
foliage. Not recommended for areas with very
hot summers. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30 18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Cinnamon Frost'
(yakushimanum X elegantulum). June Sinclair.
June Sinclair is sometimes called the Species
Queen of the West Coast, but every now and
then she loses her head and makes a hybrid
cross. But wouldn’t you know... the hybrid
came out looking like a species. Pink to white
blossoms on an elegantulum–looking plant.
Zones 6-7 H: 3-4 feet. W: 3-4 feet.
Rhododendron 'Edith Pride'
('English Roseum' X maximum). Pride. Put
'Edith Pride' in a prominent location to maximize the impact of her late bloom. Impeccable
foliage is accented by full trusses of delicate
pink. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $30
pg. 4
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ELEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Fashion Plate'
Rhododendron 'Jonathan Shaw'
Rhododendron 'Fashion Plate'
Rhododendron 'Helsinki University'
PAM
PAM
[(fortunei cream x vernicosum 18139) x Mary
Belle] X [(Dido x Chlorops x lacteum) x Golden
Star](Kruse?). Becales. New! A light to medium
yellow flowering variety bred by the late Joe
Becales. It has very large fragrant flowers. The
plant and flowers resemble the species fortunei
except for the yellow flowers. Joe claimed it
bloomed for him after -15° F. Zones 6-7 H: 4-5
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Florence Parks'
('Roseum Elegans' X 'Olin O. Dobbs'). Joe
Parks. Hailing from New Hampshire, this is
probably one of the most cold-hardy darker
purple rhododendrons, on a good looking plant.
Heavy-flowering, with dark green foliage that
forms a broad, star like whorl. Zones 5-7 H: 5-6
ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
(R. brachycarpum (as ssp.tigerstedtii) open
pollinated). Uosukainen. Tough as nails,
this Finnish beauty is medium in height and
extremely cold-hardy. Light pink flowers sit in
jaunty fashion atop its glossy green foliage.
This one stands out among the many other
varieties in our nursery for its clean "brachycarpum-type" foliage and rounded plant habit.
Zones 3-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
24-30", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Holden's Spring
Herald'
New! Holden's Spring Herald is a cold-hardy
cultivar introduced by the Holden Arboretum.
It was named for its earlier-season bloom.
Pinkish white flowers with burgundy red nectar
pouches welcome you in early spring. Exceptionally large leaves and hardiness. Zones 5-7
H: 7 ft. W: 8 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron fortunei
A favorite for the lovely flowers, form and tough
constitution. We grow it both from seed and
from cuttings. Flowers are usually pink fading
to white, often fragrant, 3 to 4" wide, in loose
trusses. "Paddle-shaped" leaves are mostly
matte green, but some have a blue-green cast.
Quite heat tolerant. Limited availability. Zones
5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Ingrid Mehlquist'
('Besse Howells' X yakushimanum). Mehlquist.
Frilly white flowers emerge from pinky-lavender buds in small but very full and abundant
trusses. An exceptional rock-hardy yak hybrid
with great foliage. The low, compact plant
buds heavily from a young age and has been
identified in scientific studies as being highly
resistant to phytopthera (root rot disease).
Zones 4-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
24-30", 3 gal. $75
PAM
Rhododendron 'Francesca'
Rhododendron 'Inspiritus'
('Britannia' X 'Dexter 202'). Hybrid by A. Consolini & A. Savella in 1971.. A tall growing plant
with buds that are almost black-red as they
open. The flowers are a deep carmine red in a
large spectacular truss. A great very cold-hardy
red for late midseason display. This was the
answer to the blue-red color of 'Nova Zembla'
which had been the hardy red choice for northern climates. Zones 5-7 H: 5 ft. W: 5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Unknown parentage). ?. NEW! Our first offering
of this distinctive plant. Habit is low and wide,
our original plant was only about 3 feet wide
and six feet across. Large very fragrant flowers
in very loose, relaxed trusses are white opening from lavender pink buds. Zones 6-7 H: 2-3
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Great Smokey'
Rhododendron 'Janet Blair'
18-24", 3 gal. $55 10-15", 3 gal. $45
(vernicosum X 'Hardy Giant'). Haag. This is a
vigorous plant with large soft lilac pink trusses
topped off with a vivid reddish-purple blotch
deep in the throat. A hardy "big one" that
deserves wider attention. Zones 5-7 H: 5-6 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $30
(unknown). Dexter/Leach. A perennial "good
doer"! Large ruffled lavender-pink flowers
topped off by a yellow blotch appear the third
week of May. Parent of many lovely offspring,
she's not only cold hardy but tolerant of heat
and moderate shade, with glossy foliage and
mounding habit. Dependable and attractivejust like the girl next door! Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft.
W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Hachmann's Picobello'
('Hachmann's Kabarett' X 'Schneespiegel').
Hachmann. White as snow with a blackberry
eye, the ruffled 3-inch flowers are striking. The
plant is small and compact, in 10 years only
about 3 feet high and 4 feet wide, Beautiful
glossy dark green foliage. Both parents grow
well here so this should too. Zones 6-7 H: 3036 in. W: 40-48 in.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Jonathan Shaw'
('Melanie Shaw' X 'Brenda Lee'). Jonathan
Leonard. Distinctive 3-inch wide flowers of vivid
violet-purple shading to a strong purplish-red
center with a prominent black flare, held in ballshaped trusses of 19 florets. Lush wavy-edged
foliage on a well-branched plant. Zones 5-8 H:
4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 1 gal. $30
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ELEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Jordan's Arabesque'
Rhododendron 'Mendosina'
Rhododendron 'Jordan's Arabesque'
This standout seedling bloomed right away and
outshone others in the group. Flowers have a
picoteed pink edge blushed with yellow in the
center, on a low to medium-sized plant. Stand
back and it looks quite peachy. Jordan is Jerry
van deSande's daughter and she's a dancer...
so that's what a proud Dad does with a good
flower! Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Love Child'
('Wild Affair' X 'Kristin Marie'). Hank Schannen.
The offspring of 'Wild Affair' x 'Kristin Marie'need we say more? She's a late bloomer and a
beautiful bicolor, with pinky-red edging a white
center- well worth waiting for! Well-endowed
with medium green, long pointed leaves. Hank
Schannen made the cross and Jerry van de
Sande came up with an inspired name for a
real beauty. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30
PAM
Rhododendron 'Julian Pott'
Rhododendron 'Mario Pagliarini'
24-30", 3 gal. $65
?. ?. NEW! First Offering! This is a great pink
with a darker flare in the upper part of the
throat. trusses are full and round. Leaves are
dark green, shiny, and slightly ribbed. Growth
habit is compact, growing slightly wider than
tall. We have several plants in the garden here
and all are doing very well. Zones 5-7 H: 4-5
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
(fortunei X unknown). McGuire, RI Agriculture
Experiment Station. Large super fragrant
flowers emerge pale lilac and age to an orchid
white. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7
smooth-edged lobes of heavy substance.
Leaves are held for three years and are dull
green. This is one plant that you definitely want
to inhale. Just call it "Mario." We will know what
you mean! Zones 6-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
PAM
Rhododendron 'Kabarett'
Rhododendron 'Marjie Kay Hinerman'
10-15", 1 gal. $30
('Hyperion' X 'Diadem'). Hachmann. One of our
favorites! Spectacular light lavender flowers
with a touch of lilac spotting and darker purple
blotch, edged with ruffles. Deep green and
very glossy foliage on a compact plant. A topnotch plant from the world-famous Hachmann
Nursery in Germany and a standard in its color
group. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
('Nassau Red' X 'Dexter's Honeydew'). Hinerman. Truly an unsung hero(ine), Midwest
bred 'Marjie Kay' has attractive medium pink
ball trusses in mid-late May, on a dark green,
glossy leaved plant. But it's the plant habit that
is the real story. A naturally compact variety
that's low and spreading. An outstanding plant
that is NOT a prima donna- she plays well with
others! Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
24-30", 3 gal. $65
Rhododendron 'Kalinka'
('Morgenrot' X ['Mars' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada']). Hachmann. A low-growing beautiful
shrub with dark green, lightly indumented
leaves that show off its yak background. This
is a compact shrub that needs no pruning.
The flowers are a strong rose pink that fade to
lighter pink but hold their color better than other
yakushimanum hybrids. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft.
W: 4-5 ft.
Rhododendron maximum (Rosebay
Rhododendron)
Pale pink buds open to white flowers in late
June. Performs best in partial shade. Leaves
are matte green and more lance-shaped than
catawbiense. Zones 4-7 H: 5-6 ft.. W: 5-6 ft..
PAMN
10-15", 3 gal. $45
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Ken Janeck'
(A selected seedling of yakushimanum).
Janeck. One of Hank's favorite rhododendrons.
A good strong fuschine pink in bud, opening
to a soft shade of pink and fading over time to
white. Indumentum is heavy under the matte,
dark green leaves. A compact grower and
"good doer". Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25 18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Maximum Roseum'
compact form
(probably a seedling of 'Maximum Roseum').
Need a smaller version of a tough plant? Try
this late bloomer with lilac-pink flowers. The
foliage, flower and bloom time are all similar to
'Maximum Roseum' but this form stays lower
and bushier. Exceptional dark green foliage.
Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $35
Rhododendron 'Kerns' Violetta'
(unknown cross). Kerns. The flower is a large
light lavender with a strong deep purple blotch.
As it tends to be an open grower when young,
pinch the new growth, and you will be rewarded by a bushier, vase-shaped plant. Zones 6-7
H: 7-8 ft.. W: 4-5 ft..
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
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Rhododendron 'Mendosina'
('Kokardia' X 'Ignatius Sargent'). Hachmann.
Well-shaped trusses of about 17 gorgeous
red/purple/pink flowers with dark red flares on
the upper lobes. Flowers late May-Early June.
Broadly upright compact growth habit, 10-yearold about 40 in high, 55 in wide. Hardy to about
-8°F. Zones 6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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ELEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Mist Maiden'
Rhododendron 'Mist Maiden'
David Leach. A vigorous grower tolerant of
adverse conditions, with a large truss. Blooms
earlier than other yaks but with typical yak
"appleblossom" flowers. Foliage is dark green
with thick tawny indumentum. Leach was
convinced this seed-grown selection was pure
R. yakushimanum. Hank (and others) thought
it screams yak x smirnowii. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Rhododendron 'Silver Sovereign'
Rhododendron 'Polarnacht'
[(Lee's Dark Purple x Purple Splendor)] X
Purple Splendor]. Translates to "polar night" in
German, and this is certainly a very dark violet-purple with an almost black blotch, accented
by creamy anthers. Trusses of 12-14 flowers in
mid-late May. Zones 6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Mountain Marriage'
(yakushimanum x maximum). A. Kehr. Perfectly
globular white trusses sit atop the rosettes of
dark green shining foliage like dollops of vanilla
ice cream nestled in dark cones. Combines the
best characteristics of both parents; toughness
and adaptability from maximum and the compact low growing elegance of yakushimanum.
Zones 5-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Purple Passion'
('Purple Splendour' X 'Catalgla') PP9981.
Blough. When we're asked for a good purple
rhododendron,'Purple Passion' has become
our standard answer. It hails from the "icebox"
of western PA where winter temperatures can
reach -20°F. Trusses of medium purple flowers
with a white flare on the upper lobe. The plant
is upright and vase-shaped, with deep green
leaves. Zones 5-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25 24-30", 3 gal. $75
Rhododendron 'Mr. Bluestem' (Maximum Roseum Bluestem form)
Rhododendron 'Rabatz'
PAM
PAM
Our selection of 'Maximum Roseum', with dark
reddish(blueish?)stems. It forms a large plant
with deep matte-green leaves. Blooms well
before the species R. maximum,(which it is not)
around Memorial Day, filling the flowering gap
between late May to June. Pinkish-lavender
flowers are held upright in a full dome-shaped
truss. Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
('Double Date' X 'Erato'). Hachmann Nursery.
The name means "ruckus" or "uproar" in German and this variety may certainly cause an
uproar in the world of red rhododendrons. Brilliant cardinal red flowers in full trusses appear
in May on compact growing plants, unusual for
reds. We must grow it for a few years more to
see if it's as good as we think. It looks great so
far! Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 3 gal. $55
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Mrs Peach'
('Maximum Roseum' X 'Skipper'). Schannen.
Hank's cross produced several plants of interest- this one has very full, compact trusses of
a lovely peachy-pink and light yellow blend. It's
been baptized "Mrs Peach". Good foliage, plant
habit and grows like the proverbial "weed".
Slightly later bloom than most eleps. We like
it a lot and predict it will become a standard.
Zones 6-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Rhododendron 'Rio Salsa'
Rio' X 'September Song'. Tom Ahern. New! Our
introduction! A hardy orange rhododendron?
Well, almost. Bright, hot pink and yellow flowers really appear orange from a distance-up
close, they're just beautiful. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5
ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $30
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Percy Wiseman'
(degronianum ssp yak. x 'Fabia Tangerine').
Back by popular demand, due to its unusual
peachy flowers and compact plant habit. Buds
emerge pink, open to light pink with an orangey-yellow flare, then age to white. Nice dark
green foliage covers a plant that grows wider
than tall. Zones 6-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
Rhododendron 'Silberreif'
(sport of 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum'). H. Renken. Some variegated plant fanatics will search
the globe for new and different forms. That's
how we acquired our original cuttings of 'Silberreif' from Germany. The variegated leaves of
this variety are very prettily "embroidered" with
a silvery margin around the edges. Zones 5-8
H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $55
PAM
Rhododendron 'Peter Alan'
Rhododendron 'Silver Sovereign'
PAM
PAM
(unnamed hybrid X 'Blue Perfecta'). Girard.
Full, rounded trusses of rich purple-violet with a
strong burgundy-black eye makes this a standout flower. The plant has heavy, rich green
foliage carried on a strong, upright vigorous
plant. Zones 5-7 H: 4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
15-18", $30
10-15", 1 gal. $30
(R. yakushimanum X smirnowii). Morris/
Schannen. Compared to the other plants of
this cross, this one is the fastest and tallest
grower. Grows about as tall as wide, remains
well clothed, and has excellent silvery-white
compact trusses. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
15-18", 3 gal. $60
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ELEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Solidarity'
Rhododendron 'Solidarity'
(yakushimanum X 'The Honourable Jean Marie
de Montague'). Schannen. Our signature plant!
Hank Schannen hybridized this winner, with
extra-large flowers combining red, pink and
white hues as they age and new buds open.
Its vigorous, wider than tall and has dark green
leathery foliage. Southerners report it to be
one of the best eleps for heat tolerance. Very
special! Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 3 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Spectacular'
(parentage unknown, prob has fortunei). J.C.
Cowles hyb., named J. Beautler, registered
by Sandwich Club. Aptly named, this Heritage
Plantation plant has superb large rounded trusses of very fragrant large medium
yellow-pink flowers from peach buds. Bold
markings of yellow-green enhance the upper
three lobes. Zones 5-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Tapestry'
('Purple Splendor' X catawbiense hybrid).
Mezitt. Light purple flowers with a deeper
purple flare cover this plant in late May. From
a distance, the flowers display a tapestry of
contrasting shades. It is a compact grower
of medium size, as wide as tall. It is one of
the hardiest purples. This grows in full sun in
windswept fields at Weston Nurseries in central
Massachusetts. Zones 5-7 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Taurus'
('The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'
X strigillosum). Mossman hybrid. This is a
spectacular early blooming red rhododendron.
A large sized plant with pointed dark green
leaves and dark maroon flower buds. The 3.5
inch flowers are a spectacular dark red with
black spotting. Zones 6-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Vulcan's Flame'
(griersonianum X 'Mars'). Ben Lancaster. A
show stopper! Seeking a more compact red,
breeder Ben Lancaster made the reverse
cross of the famous 'Vulcan'. His selection has
fiery orange-red flowers held in an almost ball
shaped truss, blooming in late mid-season.
Leaves are matte green, slender and pointed.
Wants some shade in our climate- not for the
exposed garden. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Hank Schannen’s
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
WITH RHODODENDRONS
To inject some humor into Hank’s talks on rhododendrons,
he began providing a handout to reduce planting and care
problems. Then a funny thing happened. Since we began
using it, we noticed a decline in questions about how to
handle rhododendrons and azaleas. It turns out it helps
and that’s no joke. So here it is.
12 CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
1. Drainage
2. Drainage
3. Drainage
4. Drainage
5. Drainage
6. Drainage
7. Acid pH
8. Dappled shade
9. Able to water when needed
10. If containerized, loosen roots (viciously)
11. When in doubt, plant HIGH!!
12. Hmmmm – More DRAINAGE!!!
9 WAYS TO KILL A RHODODENDRON
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Site on the southwest corner of a house
Full sun
Heavy clay soil
Wet – poor drainage
Down spout nearby
Plunk the containerized plant into the ground with
root ball in pristine condition
7. Ignore #1 – #7 Criteria
8. Ignore #12 Criteria
9. Ignore #12 Criteria
PAM
15-18", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron yakushimanum hybrid
Ed Connors Variegated
probable yak hybrid. New! Local Rhody aficionado Ed Connors gave the original of this plant
to Ron back in the late 90's. It has a different
kind of variegation, most noticeable on the new
growth, the center of each leaf is light green,
variably breaking up into speckles as it moves
away from the center. Rosy pink buds open to
white flowers. Zones 6-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $30
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LEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Angel Powder'
Rhododendron 'Angel Powder'
('Epoch' X mucronulatum, white flowered).
Delp. Among the best of Delp's lepidote
hybrids, this grows in popularity every year as
more gardeners discover 'Angel Powder's ethereal beauty. Large white flowers with a subtle
pink blush and light pink spotting, on a medium-growing plant with larger leaves similar to
R.carolinianum. Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Bluenose'
(dauricum var. sempervirens (wild collected
seed Lake Baikal) X ?Russautinii?). Brueckner.
An upright growing, vigorous, small-leafed
variety from Nova Scotia that grows to about
the same size as PJM. It has lavender-blue
flowers, which are about the truest blue found
on a rhododendron grown in the northeast.
Considered a much-improved 'Russautinii'.
Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 30-36 in.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee'
(keiskei var. 'Yaku Fairy' X racemosum). Berg.
Named by Warren Berg after Hank Schannen's wife Virginia, this award-winning favorite
is grown around the world. Two-toned pink
flowers that turn to pinky-white totally cover this
dwarf, small-leafed plant which is both heat
and cold tolerant. Foliage turns dark maroon in
the winter. Zones 5-7 H: 18-24 in. W: 30-36 in.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron racemosum 'Pride of Split Rock'
Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'
(keiskei x racemosum x keiskei ). Nearing.
Some plants play supporting roles rather than
starring ones. A great choice for separating the
strong colors of other plants in the late April
garden, as the combination of pale yellow from
R.keiskei and rays of salmon pink from R.racemosum produce a unique effect. Attractive
bronzy winter foliage on a reliable performer.
Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Bedroom Pink'
(dwarf dauricum X mucronulatum 'Cornell
Pink'). Schannen. Bright pink flowers cover
this prolific bloomer. If hit by late frosts, it still
continues blooming. It's a compact grower with
small glossy and mostly deciduous leaves. The
name resulted from Hank's referring to it as
"the pink by the bedroom". Zones 4-7 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Bright
Pink' (Korean Rhododendron)
(mucronulatum selection). (Summer Hill
Nursery). A nice bright pink form that originated
at Summer Hill Nursery in CT. It is deeper pink
than the familiar 'Cornell Pink'. This is a deciduous rhododendron that blooms before the
leaves and is great to combine with forsythia
for a cheery early spring show. Zones 5-7 H:
4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron hippophaeoides 'Blue
Silver'
Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell
Pink'
UPAM
UPAM
(hippophaeoides hybrid or a selection of the
species). unknown. Narrow silvery-gray leaves
and lavender-blue flowers. Winter color is
bronze. Our stock plant came from Glendoick
Nursery in Scotland. Prefers cooler climates.
NJ is about the southern limit of it's tolerance
for heat and humidity. Zones 5-6 H: 2-3 ft. W:
2-3 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $60
Rhododendron 'June Pink'
(F2 seedling of 'OlgaMezitt'). Mezitt/Weston
Nurseries. One of our latest blooming lepidotes, June in MA where it originated, but
late May here in NJ. Clear pink flowers on a
slow-growing, compact plant. Zones 5-7 H: 4-5
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
(selected clonal species of seedling). Bowers.
From the mountains of Korea comes some of
the first blossoms of spring, in very early April.
This clear light pink selection is well-known as
an alternative to lavender. Unlike most other
lepidotes, R.mucronulatum is fully deciduous,
but compensates with great cold-hardiness.
Zones 4-6 H: 4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron polycladum Scintillans
Group
A species of lepidote (small, scaly-leaved)
native to central and northwestern Yunnan in
China, where it grows at altitudes of 10-14,000
feet with small leaves and blue-violet flowers.
Should only grow to about 3 feet tall and wide.
Zones 5-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Landmark'
('Counterpoint' X 'Carolina Rose'). Mezitt. Up
close, the color is an intense, deep fuchsia-pink, but should be thought of as a "almost
red". Foliage turns bronzy black in winter.
Vase-shaped and fully clothed. Zones 5-8 H:
4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron racemosum 'Pride of
Split Rock'
We've listed this in the past as 'Split Rock', but
turns out the real name is 'Pride of Split Rock'.
It may be a hybrid or a hardy form of R.racemosum, a drought-tolerant Chinese native
species. Flowers are bright pink, in racemes,
abundantly produced. Leaves are small and
dark mahogany red in winter Zones 5-7 H: 4
ft. W: 3 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 3 gal. $45
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LEPIDOTE RHODODENDRONS
Rhododendron 'Weston's Aglo'
Rhododendron 'Weston's Aglo'
(minus, compact selection X mucronulatum,
pink flwd). Mezitt. The bright pink flowers are
similar to 'Olga Mezitt', with a reddish throat
and they are really pink. It is a compact, lower
growing plant and the glossy aromatic foliage
turns shades of deep red in the fall. Zones 4-8
H: 3 ft. W: 4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Weston's Pink Diamond'
New! Double flowers are unusual in rhodies,
but clusters of double, fluffy pink flowers
cover this plant in mid-April. Each flower has
a silvery-toned center that imparts a sparkling
effect to the plant. Has brilliant red, orange and
yellow fall color. Vigorous and upright. Zones
5-7 H: 4-6 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PAM
24-30", 7 gal. add extra shipping $90
Rhododendron 'Yellow Eyes'
(?Wyanokie? X unknown). Nearing/Fitzburgh.
A striking golden-yellow "eye" or flare marks
medium-sized cream colored flowers displayed
in spherical trusses of 8 or 9 on an upright,
vigorous plant. New growth is reddish. Seldom
offered, this is a true "rare find". Give it the sun
and good drainage that most lepidotes prefer
and you'll enjoy it for many springs to come!
Zones 5-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAM
Lirodendron tulipifera, page 41
10-15", 1 gal. $30
SONS OF THE LAST LIBERTY TREE
At the beginning of America’s protest against the Stamp Act, imposed by the British Parliament in 1765, the Liberty
Tree became the symbol of homegrown resistance to tyranny. As America’s protest grew, Liberty Trees and liberty
poles were identified and honored throughout the colonies.
The British chopped down and burned the first Liberty Tree growing in the Boston Commons - burning it in contempt
of the Sons of Liberty. As the decades passed, the venerable trees died one by one.
The last Liberty Tree to fall was in Annapolis, Maryland, just across from the US Naval Academy and on the grounds
of St John’s College. Under or near this tree, the Sons of Liberty gathered to read the Declaration of Independence
and Congress met at the end of the Revolutionary War, as victorious General George Washington returned to deliver
his military commission to Congress, establishing the peaceful transition of power and advancement of government
by the people.
This historic tree, a giant tulip poplar approximately 800 years old, was felled in 1999 because of damage from Hurricane Floyd. However, wood and seed of this icon of freedom were spared. Taylor Guitar made 400 Liberty Tree
guitars from the rescued wood. The seed produced 14 seedlings and these were planted in strategic locations within
the original 13 colonies - including at the entry to George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the National Constitution
Center in Philadelphia.
A bud grafting program was initiated under the direction of The Providence Forum and the trees we have for sale are
the result. A limited quantity is available this year but in subsequent years we will have increased numbers. Continue
the historic legacy of liberty and homegrown American patriotism by planting your own Liberty Tree. A Certificate of
Authenticity will be sent with each tree.
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DECIDUOUS AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'Admiral Semmes' (Confederate Series Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Candy Lights' (Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Admiral Semmes'
(Confederate Series Azalea)
Rhododendron atlanticum (Coastal
Deciduous Azalea)
UPAM
UPAMN
('Hotspur Yellow' X austrinum). Dodd & Dodd.
Medium yellow flowers with deeper yellow
dorsal flares and pleasing fragrance in May.
Lustrous dark green mildew-free leaves turn orangey bronze in fall. One of Dodd's Confederate Series, crosses of Exbury azaleas with the
heat-tolerant native Florida azalea Zones 5-9
H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
18-24", 5 gal. $45
White and powerfully fragrant flowers on a
semi-dwarf, stoloniferous plant with glaucous
leaves, forming clumps and rarely growing over
3' tall. Found along the coastal plain from NJ
and Pennsylvania south to GA. It often hybridizes or intergrades in the wild with R.periclymenoides in the north and R.canescens in the
south. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron arborescens (Sweet
Azalea)
Rhododendron atlanticum 'Marydel'
(Deciduous Azalea)
UPAMN
UPAMN
Heliotrope scent distinguishes one of the most
ornamental native azaleas, found from Pennsylvania south to GA and AL. Blooms from late
May to August. White or pale pink flowers, often with a yellow flare, have long stamens and
purplish-red styles. Mature height is usually
well over 5', spreading to a broad clump. Zones
5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20 15-18", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron arborescens 'White
Lightning'
Towe. Bright white flowers, 2.5 x 2", with a
yellow center blooming in early to mid summer,
with excellent fragrance. Dark green foliage
and upright spreading habit. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Possibly a natural hybrid of R. atlanticum and
R. periclymenoides. Polly Hill. Picture lush,
blue-green leaves, add medium-pink flowers
covering the plant, a seductive scent, and you
have 'Marydel'. Polly Hill found it growing wild
near Marydel, Delaware close to the Choptank
River. Stoloniferous, low-growing habit. Zones
5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame
Azalea)
(species seedlings). Not for the timid colorist!
Spectacular vivid orange to red to yellow flowers give this native its common name of flame
azalea. Many forms have orangy blotches
and pink overtones. Grows tall (up to 12')and
non-stoloniferous. Our plants are grown from
seed. Zones 5-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Arneson Flame' (Decidious Azalea)
With very large flaming red flowers, this hybrid
has been selected for its disease-resistant
foliage. Precocious flowering, with exceptional
flowers in May. In hot locations, partial shade
will preserve the flowers for a longer time.
Zones 5-7 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
Rhododendron calendulaceum 'Cherokee' (Deciduous Azalea)
New! A light sherbet-orange colored form of our
native flame azalea grown from cuttings. Flowers appear in loose ball shaped trusses in late
May. Expect a six to eight foot high and wide
plant in 10-15 years. Best growth is in full sun
to light shade as with most deciduous azaleas.
Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $45
UPAMN
Rhododendron 'Arneson Gem'
Rhododendron canadense (Rhodora)
UPAM
UPAMN
A knockout deciduous azalea. Red buds open
to big soft yellow-orange flowers, shading
to reddish orange at the margins. A prolific
bloomer with especially large, glossy disease
resistant foliage. Early-midseason bloom.
Upright, spreading habit. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Treasured by Emerson, Thoreau and generations of New Englanders, the native Rhodora
flashes its purple blossoms on twisted greyish
branches before the leaves emerge. Found
wild along cuts in woods and swampy areas.
Prefers colder climates and wet areas. Zones
4-6 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Arneson Ruby' (Decidious Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Candy Lights' (Deciduous Azalea)
UPAM
UPAMN
unknown. Arneson. Grow your own rubies! One
of our most popular deciduous azaleas, with
large, ruby-red, wavy-edged flowers produced
in abundance in mid-late May. Plant is vigorous
and upright. Like most deciduous azaleas,
prefers full sun to part shade in hotter climates,
and moist, well-drained soil for best results.
Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $45
(atlanticum X red-flowered Mollis 'Dayton
Red'). University of Minnesota. Dome-shaped
trusses of 8-10 extremely fragrant light pink
flowers streaked with pale yellow appear in mid
to late spring. Very hardy, disease resistant
and a moderate growth rate in full sun to partial
shade in well-drained soil. Nice purple fall
color. Zones 4-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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DECIDUOUS AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double' (Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Iora' (Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double'
(Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Fragrant Star' (Deciduous Azalea)
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('Corneille' x 'Cecile'). Cannon 1970. Beautiful
blend of orangy-pink buds open to fully double
flowers of medium to light pink with a yellow
influsion which lighten as they age creating
multicolored trusses. Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W:
4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
(atlanticum X canescens). Briggs. Considered
by many to be the most fragrant deciduous
azalea, with slightly larger, pure white flowers,
more substantial leaves and thicker branches
but the same beautiful bluish foliage. Zones 4-8
H: 4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30 10-15", 2 gal. $35 18-24",
3 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Choptank River
Sweet'
atlanticum hybrid. Carlson's Gardens. New!
Light peach buds open to peach flowers
flushed with orange-red and mature to buff yellow flowers flushed with peach – bright golden
flare with red stamens and an orange-red tube
– very fragrant – late May into June – four to
six feet. (A Carlson Native Deciduous Azalea)
Zones 5-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UAMN
Rhododendron 'Framingham'
viscosum hybrid. Mezitt/Weston Nursery. Valuable for late bloom thanks to its R. viscosum
parentage. 'Framingham' has deep pink buds
and opens to yellowish-pink with a yellow flare.
Shiny dark blue-green foliage is mildew-resistant. Another excellent deciduous azalea from
the Mezitts of Weston Nursery in cold central
Massachusetts. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
24-30", 3 gal. $65
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Choptank Rose'
Rhododendron 'Garden Rainbow'
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(atlanticum x periclymenoides). Selected by
Polly Hill from a natural hybrid swarm found
along the Choptank River on the Maryland-Delaware border. Rose pink and white flowers
with a yellow blotch bloom in late May for us.
Darkest pink flowers of the Choptank hybrids
and fragrant. Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30
(bicolored gandavensis hybrid open pollinated).
Mezitt. Bright yellow flowers appear in June
and as they mature, they individually turn
orange and pink to create a "tricolor" floral
display with all colors appearing at once. Stunning!! Mildew resistant foliage on a wide upright
plant. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron colemanii 'Flat Creek
Tetra' (Red Hills Azalea)
According to Ron Miller, this clone has the largest flowers he's found(3") and will bloom later
(June)"up there where they don't serve grits for
breakfast". This new species was recently split
from alabamense as it's a naturally occurring
tetraploid. It's stoloniferous and has white flowers. Should also do well further North. Zones
6-9 H: 6-8 ft.. W: 4-6 ft..
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Rhododendron 'Golden Lights' (Decidious Azalea)
(Exbury seedling X unidentified seedling).
Johnson and Pellett. Among the hardiest
azaleas from the breeding program at the
University of Minnesota. Golden flowers from
orange buds are 1-1.5 to 2 inches across, on a
handsome and well-shaped shrub. Zones 4-7
H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $45
15-18", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron Deciduous 'Choice
Cream' (Deciduous Azalea)
(austrinum X atlanticum). Galle. An early-blooming beauty with creamy pale yellow
flowers set off by light pink tubes. The flowers
are very fragrant, and the bloom season is
unusually long. Justifiably popular! Zones 5-9
H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Golden Showers'
(Deciduous Azalea)
(viscosum x bakeri). Mezitt. In July, peachy-orange buds open to flowers that are a blend of
yellow and pale peach, with a delicious vanilla
fragrance. The addition of beautiful shiny foliage makes this a winner for any garden. Like
most deciduous azaleas it prefers a sunny site
with well drained soil. Outstanding! Zones 5-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMN
24-30", 3 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Dragon Fire'
(‘Hamblet’ x ‘Arneson Gem B’) 1984. Arneson.
NEW! First introduction of a very new and
exciting hybrid introduced by Briggs Nursery.
Don't know too much about it yet other than the
picture and the parentage but if it is anything
like the marvelous 'Arneson Gem' with its huge
flowers and big attractive mildew resistant
leaves in a brighter color it should be grand.
Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
Rhododendron 'Iora' (Deciduous
Azalea)
Knaphill-Exbury. New! A rarely found old Knap
Hill variety. Ivory flowers lightly flushed with
pink – a bright yellow upper petal with a golden
yellow flare. Fragrant and a particularly particularly robust grower to 8 to 10 feet. Blooms Late
May. Zones 5-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $35
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DECIDUOUS AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'June Jubilee'
Rhododendron 'June Jubilee'
((prunifolium x serrulatum) x arborescens).
Aromi. New! This Aromi hybrid, developed
in Mobile Alabama has great heat tolerance.
White flowers are very fragrant and bloom
much later than other deciduous Azaleas. Very
glossy dark green leaves. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 4-5 ft.
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10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron periclymenoides (previously nudiflorum)
Rhododendron 'My Mary' (Deciduous
Azalea)
(Choptank C-1= [atlanticum x periclymenoides]
X Gold austrinum). Beasley. Breeder George
Beasley wrote: "Our finest seedling from our
controlled crosses is a lovely yellow. It has
more than I hoped for - beauty, charm, good
tough leaves, good form, hardiness and strong
pleasing fragrance. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
4-5 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 1 gal. $35 18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Klondyke' (Deciduous
Azalea)
(unknown). Knap Hill. A deservedly popular
variety for its large trusses of deep golden-yellow blossoms brushed with orange. New
foliage is beautiful bronzy-green which turns
mahogany in the fall. Plant has broadly upright
growth habit. Very fragrant! Zones 5-8 H: 4-5
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
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Rhododendron 'Narcissiflora'
(unknown). van Houtte. This old timer has been
difficult to find but is still on lists of recommended deciduous azaleas for good reason. Clusters of fragrant lemon yellow double flowers on
a tough, hardy and vigorous plant with mildew
resistant foliage make this a winner. Zones 5-8
H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $25 24-30", 5 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Lemon Lights' (Decidious Azalea)
[(Exbury hybrid x atlanticum)OP]. Johnson and
Pellett. A favorite with us as this will frequently
rebloom in fall, with fragrant lemon-yellow
flowers. Blooms prolifically on an upright but
rounded shrub with good disease resistance.
Plant in either full sun or partial shade. Zones
4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Rhododendron 'Northern Hi-Lights'
(atlanticum hybrid) X Exbury hybrid). UMN.
Large creamy white flowers with a startling
bright yellow flare in the upper half of the flower
and mildew resistant foliage that emerges with
a bronzy tone. Zones 4-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Mandarin Lights'
(deciduous azalea)
Rhododendron 'Overtime' (Deciduous
Azalea)
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(calendulaceum x 'Orangeade'). Johnson and
Pellett. A darker orange blotch on the upper
lobes brightens the glowing orange ball-shaped
trusses enhanced by a delicate fragrance.
Blossoms appear in late May- early June on
this vigorous upright growing plant. Zones 3-7
H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Millennium'
('Weston's Sparkler' x Weston's Parade').
Mezitt. An upright-growing shrub with thick
blue-green leaves and striking silvery undersides. Deep, dusty red flowers in early to mid
July hold up well in heat. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $35 18-24", 3
gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Mount Saint Helens'
(Deciduous Azalea)
('Cecile' x unnamed Knap Hill azalea). P.
Girard. We're suckers for the combination of
pink and orange! A distinctive kaleidoscope of
glowing flowers. With 12-15 flowers per huge
ball truss, this always makes heads turn. Prefers sun to part shade and fertile, well-drained
soil. Zones 4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
probably a prunifolium X arborescens hybrid.
Bob Carlson. New! Red buds open to bright
coral-orange flowers that age to a softer coral-orange. Very showy as it blooms from late
July well into August against the dark green
foliage. A Carlson Postscript azalea. Zones 5-8
H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Pennsylvania'
(unknown). Mezitt. Blooms from late July
into early August. Light pink stars with an
orange blotch and a fruity fragrance cover a
well-formed shrub of upright growth. The small
rounded leaves are apple green and put on a
fall display of coppery yellow. Zones 4-8 H: 4-5
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25 18-24", 3 gal. $45
Rhododendron periclymenoides (previously nudiflorum)
This is a typical pink and white flowered
"pinxterbloom" of our eastern woods. Hardy
and easy to grow, its flowering always signals
that spring is underway. Unlike most deciduous
azaleas, this one blooms well in shade. Zones
4-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20 10-15", 1 gal. $25 15-18", 2
gal. $45
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DECIDUOUS AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'Pink and Sweet' (Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Pink and Sweet' (Deciduous Azalea)
(advanced arborescens hybrid). Mezitt.
Flowers in May are pink with a lighter pink and
yellow eye and cover the plant. The aroma
is rich and spicy. Long narrow leaves bronze
during summer and turn purple-red with tones
of orange and yellow in autumn. Zones 4-8 H:
4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
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Rhododendron 'Turquoise and Gold' (Deciduous Azalea)
Rhododendron schlippenbachii (The
Royal Azalea)
"Royal" is an appropriate name, considered to
be among the finest deciduous azaleas. In late
April and early May, flowers appear in shades
of pink to white as the distinctive whorls of five
leaves expand. Native to Korea and SE Asia,
it enjoys a slightly higher pH and more calcium
than other rhodies. Needs shade to thrive.
Zones 5-7 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 2 gal. $35
UPAM
Rhododendron 'Pink-a-Boo' (Pink a
Boo)
Rhododendron 'Someday Soon' (Deciduous Azalea)
UPAM
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20 15-18", 2 gal. $50
[(F3 selection of 'Gallipoli' x 'Cecile') X
unknown seedling] 1987. Aromi?. New! A first
release from Briggs Nursery of what is probably an advanced Aromi hybrid. All we know is
the complex parentage and a picture but from
the picture it looks like a really nice pink with
a bronze flare and colorful new growth. Zones
5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $35
(prunifolium x arborescens). Bob Carlson.
New! Gorgeous open-face light apricot-peach
flowers with contrasting orange-red stamens
and pistil – unlike many deciduous axaleas it
tends to be wider than high – 4 feet by 6 feet
– July into August. (A Carlson's Postscript Late
Blooming Deciduous Azalea) Zones 5-8 H: 3-4
ft. W: 5-6 ft.
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Rhododendron prinophyllum 'Marie
Hoffman'
If you love the clove scent of R. prinophyllum
but your summers are too hot, try this robust
yet still very cold hardy hybrid. Large bright
pink flowers are extremely fragrant and grows
in full sun to shade. Genetic testing has shown
this NOT to be a tetraploid as had been suspected. Zones 4-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Rhododendron 'Strawberry Ice'
de Rothschild (Exbury). New! 'Strawberry Ice'
is a medium-sized shrub with trusses of deep
pink buds opening in late spring to peachy-pink
flowers with a tinge of yellow in the throat. A
Knap Hill / Exbury Hybrid. Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 4-6 ft.
UPAM
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15-18", 1 gal. $45
Rhododendron prunifolium (Plumleaf
Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Summer Stars'
15-18", 2 gal. $45
When other shrubs are merely green, this
native of southwestern GA and adjacent AL
blooms in stunning colors ranging from pinkish-orange to bright red. It grows along wooded
ravines and stream banks, reaching up to 15'
tall. Here in NJ it does best in light shade.
Zones 6-8 H: 8-12 ft.. W: 4-5 ft..
(oblongifolium x viscosum). New! Fragrant
white flowers in late July. Zones 6-9 H: 4-6 ft.
W: 3-5 ft.
UPAMWN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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18-24", 3 gal. $55
Rhododendron 'Ribbon Candy' (Deciduous Azalea)
[(bakeri x arborescens) x red mollis]. Mezitt.
Dark pink buds open to pink with white stripes,
like ribbon candy with a yellow blotch. This
blooms at the end of June and into July with a
sharp spicy-peppery fragrance. Foliage is dark
green with a slight twist and turns beautiful
shades of burgundy, red and orange in autumn.
Zones 4-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
Rhododendron 'Tri-Lights' (Deciduous
Azalea)
(atlanticum X an unnamed hybrid of the Exbury
group). U. of Minnesota. A spectacular show
of color in spring, with wavy pink-tinged white
flowers, purplish pink marbling and vivid yellow
blotch. Zones 4-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Sandy'
Probably (arborescens x bakeri). Mezitt. Sandy'
develops into a low mound with dark green
leaves. The flowers are very light pink with a
yellow flare occurring in mid June here. They
are quite bright in the hot days of summer.
Zones 5-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", $35
Rhododendron 'Turquoise and Gold'
(Deciduous Azalea)
(Goldfinch Open Pollinated). Ron Rabideau/
RareFind Nursery. Ron grew open-pollinated
seeds from the Ghent hybrid 'Goldfinch' and
chose this distinctive seedling. Extremely
fragrant bright yellow flowers with orangy buds
occur just before and with the leaves. Rounded
and full habit. Large, glaucous (blue) mildew
resistant leaves. Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
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DECIDUOUS AZALEAS
Rhododendron vaseyi 'White Find' (Pinkshell Azalea)
Rhododendron vaseyi 'White Find'
(Pinkshell Azalea)
Flowers are distinctive, with short tubes and
petal lobes deeply divided to the base, in
shape resembling R. canadense. Blooms occur
before the leaves. This is the rare and elegant
pure white flowered form, grown from cuttings.
Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
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Rhododendron 'White Swan'
Rhododendron 'When Dreams Come
True' (Deciduous Azalea)
Bob Carlson . New! Red and cream striped
buds open to flowers that vary from deep coral
pink to a pale pink with a light yellow flare
covering much of the upper petal in late June
into July. Flowers show off well against the
beautiful, glossy, dark green foliage. Zones 5-8
H: 3-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
15-18", 2 gal. $45
UPAMN
Rhododendron viscosum "Coastal NJ
form" (Swamp Azalea)
Rhododendron 'White Lights' (Deciduous Azalea)
Grown from seed from a plant growing in Pine
Beach very near a brackish tidal stream. Plant
is multi-stemmed, about 8' high x 3-4' wide and
blooms in mid-July with typical sweet-scented
white flowers. Zones 4-7 H: 7-8 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
15-18", 2 gal. $45
(R. prinophyllum X white flowered Exbury
hybrid). Johnson and Pellett. UMN. The flower
buds have a delicate pale pink cast but open to
a white flower with a slight yellow blotch. This
cultivar is extremely floriferous. Plant height
and spread is about five feet, profile is rounded. Zones 4-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMN
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Rhododendron viscosum 'Betty Cummins' (Swamp Azalea)
Lewis. Dave Lewis found this pink form of R.
viscosum growing along a NJ road near an old
toilet seat, so he had a landmark when it was
time for cuttings! Nicknamed "Old Toilet Seat"
until he decided to register it, Betty Cummins
received the recognition for her work in propagating and introducing many new varieties.
Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Rhododendron 'White Swan' (Deciduous Azalea)
New! Vigorous large clear white with yellow
flare – very fragrant – late May – 6 to 8 feet.
Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
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18-24", 5 gal. $45
Rhododendron viscosum 'Pink Mist'
(Swamp Azalea)
Blooms late June/early July. White flower buds
in this selection are attractively outlined with
deep pink. They open to fragrant white blooms.
An upright growing plant like most viscosum.
Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Rhododendron viscosum var. montanum (Swamp Azalea)
This distinctive form of R.viscosum is undoubtedly the best for garden use. The growth
habit is low and compact, very different from
the normal tall lanky growth of the species.
Native to higher elevations in the Blue Ridge
Mountians of NC, it has the same late, fragrant
white flowers, usually around early to mid-July.
Zones 4-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 2 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Weston's Magic'
(Ghent Hybrid). Mezitt. This azalea truly has
magical flowers. The buds start out yellow and
open to yellow flowers which gradually deepen
to dark orange. Plant habit is wide upright, with
attractive summer foliage. Zones 5-8 H: 4-6 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
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EVERGREEN AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'August to Frost'
Rhododendron 'Irish Eyes'
Rhododendron 'August to Frost'
(R. mucronatum 'Sekidera' var. 'Indica Rosea').
Matlack/Beaudry. Repeat bloomers are the
newest trend in evergreen azaleas, but many
are not hardy. This is hardy here in Zone 6b,
with large white (sometimes sectored with
lavender) flowers on a spreading plant. Unlike
most azaleas, it blooms on new growth in
August and continues into the fall. Zones 6-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
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Rhododendron 'Feenkissen' (Fairy
Pillow Evergreen Azalea)
Green-tinged buds open to pure white flowers
covering the leaves completely for several
weeks in late May to early June. The semi-double flowers also have ruffled petals. Foliage is
dark green, shiny and remains attractive during
winter. Grows dense in a compact domeshape. Zones 6-9 H: 8-12 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Ben Morrison'
(Possibly ['Vittata Fortunei' x 'Louise'] X 'Adzuma no hana'). Morrison hybrid introduced by
Creech in 1972. A perennial favorite with customers, this attention-getting bi-color blooms
in the early mid-season and features white
margined petals with bright splashes of orange
pink flames deepening to a darker pink flare in
the center. Growth habit is tall, fairly open and
hard to miss! Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
Rhododendron 'Hilda Niblett'
A best seller! 'Hilda Niblett's exceptional flowers are large (4") and spectacular multi-colored
blossoms that combine light pink, almost white,
and darker pink. Excellent low and rounded
plant habit with small bright green foliage. A
Gartrell hybrid from Wyckoff NJ. An impressive
little shrub that's hard to miss! Zones 6-8 H: 1-2
ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", $20
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Brittney Leigh'
Blue Sterling Nursery. Found as a witches'
broom on the variegated azalea 'Brianne', itself
a sport of 'Girard's Rose'. This one is a good
grower and very attractive in the fall when
leaves turn several shades of red and pink.
Flowers are rose pink, as you might guess from
the parentage. Growth is compact, remaining
low and mounding. Zones 6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W:
2-3 ft.
UPAM
Rhododendron 'Holly Springs Astronaut'
( 'Amagasa' x 'Sekai no Hikari'). Pete Vines.
NEW! Huge 4-5" flowers are white with a few
pink to rosy-red lines and dashes, occasionally
an all or partially red flower can occur. Late
blooms in early June have very heavy substance, with ruffled edges and 6 overlapping
lobes. Zones 6-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Chinzan' (Evergreen
Azalea)
(Japanese Satsuki Azalea). Large warm pink
flowers with a darker blotch. The foliage is
small, dark green and glossy. It makes a
dense, compact mound. Zones 6-8 H: 1 ft. W:
2 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $40
Rhododendron 'Hot Frost' (Evergreen
Azalea)
('El Capitain' x 'Aladdin'). Girard. This variegated sport of the hardy Girard azalea 'Hot Shot'
was found by Summer Hill Nursery propagator,
Rick Carlson was introduced in the summer of
2008. Same hot orangy-red flower color on a
compact growing plant with showy leaves all
year around. Edges of the leaves are white.
Zones 6-8 H: 4 ft. W: 4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Conversation Piece'
(Evergreen Azalea)
Robin Hill hybrid. Unusually-colored azaleas
are always attention-getters, and 'Conversation
Piece' is no exception. Large white flowers with
pink sectoring on a low, spreading plant make
it a winning addition to any landscape. Zones
6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
Low and spreading "gumpo-type" evergreen
azalea, with single reddish-orange flowers
and very small leaves. Blooms later in spring,
usually late May-June here in NJ. Likes shade
to part sun and moist but well-drained soil.
Perfect for a rock garden or container! Zones
7-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $40
18-24", 3 gal. $40
Rhododendron 'Elsie Lee' (Evergreen
Azalea)
Azalea lovers in colder areas should try 'Elsie
Lee', a durable old-timer that is very hardy for
an evergreen azalea. Blooms at the end of
May, with striking double lavender flowers on a
rounded upright plant. Try planting with 'Carol
Kittel' for a stunning combination! Zones 5-8 H:
4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
Rhododendron indicum 'Flame Creeper' (Evergreen Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Irish Eyes'
Another lovely evergreen azalea introduction
from Harry Weiskittel of Marshy Point Nursery
in MD. Lovely 3" white flowers are blessed with
a rich green blotch spreading from the center.
Glossy deep green foliage on a low-medium
grower. Blooms in midseason. Limited quantity
available. Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
15-18", 3 gal. $40
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EVERGREEN AZALEAS
Rhododendron 'June Jasmine'
Rhododendron 'June Jasmine'
This evergreen Azalea has large white flowers
often accented with a tinge of pink and
sometimes small pink blotches are scattered
about the petals as well. Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft.
W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Pink Cascade' (Evergreen Azalea)
Rhododendron 'Maraschino'
Award winner with beautiful glossy black-purple
fall and winter foliage! This sport of 'Maruschka'
has the same cherry-red, semi-double flowers
but up to 2X larger(2.25"), larger leaves and
a better habit. Parts of the stamens are converted into petals. Blooms May to early June.
Grows wide and upright. Zones 5-8 H: 1-2 ft.
W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron kiusianum album
(White Mountain Azalea)
This is the exquisite white flowered form of the
species. Blooms early to mid-May, on a broad
plant with dainty dark green leaves. Suitable
for the rock garden and bonsai. Zones 5-8 H:
1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 1 gal. $30
Rhododendron 'Marshy Point's Humdinger'
Marshy Point/Harry Weiskittel. Humdinger' is
eye candy for weeks if not months of bloom.
Bright magenta-pink double flowers are set
off by large velvety green leaves; the plant is
mounded and spreading. This is one you won't
want to miss- it's like having spring again in the
fall! Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $25
Rhododendron kiusianum 'Best Pink'
Not the best name but this plant has been
known thus for a long time. It originated at the
former Hall Rhododendron Nursery in Drain,
OR and was dubbed "best pink" by Harold
Greer of nearby Greer Gardens. How can you
go wrong with the "Best Pink"? Zones 5-7 H:
2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Rhododendron 'Maruschka'
(unknown). Hachmann. Flowers are bright
rose-red, the leaves deep glossy green. In
winter, the leaves turn a very dark and shiny
burgundy wine. The plant is low growing. Limited supply! Zones 5-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAM
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Rhododendron kiusianum 'Dwarf Pink'
Rhododendron 'Nancy of Robin Hill'
6-10", 1 gal. $25
As the name says, this is a diminutive form of
an already dainty plant. From the same origin
as "Best Pink", the former Hall Rhododendron Nursery in Drain, OR, this was originally
dubbed "#6". Great little plant for a rock garden
or path edge with clear pink flowers early to
mid May in NJ. Zones 5-7 H: 1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Koromo Shikibu'
Said to be a Kurume hybrid, but is more
likely an unknown X R. macrosepalum). The
mid-season blooms always draw raves despite
the floral competition in our display garden.
Long strap-like lavender flower petals spread
out in a spidery fashion giving this azalea a
very unusual appearance. This can get pretty
large, so give it room! Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
5-6 ft.
('Vervaeneanum' x ('Louise Gable' x 'Tama-giku')). Gartrell. Blooms mid-May. Flowers are
large (3.5 inch), double, hose in hose. Color is
light purplish pink, with a small red blotch. Habit is low and dense. One of the best growing
Gartrells. Zones 6-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20 18-24", 3 gal. $40
Rhododendron 'Orange Cup'
(Parentage unknown-Kurume type). The name
says it: the flower is cup shaped and as close
to orange one can get in an evergreen azalea.
Good dark green foliage. Upright in stature,
and hardier than commonly thought. Zones 6-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35 15-18", 3 gal. $45
Rhododendron 'Maischnee' (May
Snow Evergreen Azalea)
Kimono Series™ Impressive large, crisp
white blossoms! Wide open flowers always
face the gaze of the beholder showing a light
green flare on the upper petal. Heavy bloom
covers the branches to the ends of the shoots.
Occasionally produces some petaloid flowers.
Low growing and consistently compact. Zones
6-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
Rhododendron 'Pink Cascade' (Evergreen Azalea)
James Harris. Very unique variety is completely
prostrate! Works well in a hanging basket as
seen in picture, or cascading over a wall. Light
pink flowers. Zones 6-8 H: 4-8 in. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $40
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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EVERGREEN AZALEAS
R. Red Magnificence™ (ReBLOOM™ Evergreen Azalea)
Rhododendron Red Magnificence™
(ReBLOOM™ Evergreen Azalea)
Bob Head. New! A reblooming Azalea with
masses of double red flowers in spring, sporadic summer flowers, and then masses of late
summer and fall flowers. ReBLOOM™ Azaleas
tolerate some sun, but thrive in part shade.
Best in moist, fertile, well-drained, slightly
acidic soil. Blooms well in shade. Zones 6-9 H:
2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PHAM
R. yedoense var. poukhanense album
Rhododendron 'Susan Oliver'
(nakaharae hybrid). Jim Cross. An excellent
nakaharae hybrid with double white flowers
overcast with the barest hint of pale orchid.
A most unusual color for this type of hybrid
because the brick red flowers of the parent
usually predominate. A ground hugging mat of
glossy dark green foliage. Exceptional! Zones
6-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
15-18", 3 gal. $60
Rhododendron 'Renee Michelle'
From Girard's Nursery in Ohio, this is an
excellent cold hardy glowing pink variety. Low
growing and wide spreading it makes a perfect
foundation plant. Good winter interest as well
from the dense and deep burgundy colored
foliage. Zones 6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Rhododendron 'Treasure'
('Fielder?s White' x kaempferi). Glenn Dale.
Truly a treasure in the garden! Flowers are
white with a suggestion of pink on the edges of
lobes and some spots on the upper lobe. Two
to three flowers per truss with each being up
to 4" wide. The habit is broad and spreading.
Growth is vigorous. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
4-5 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron 'Rice Kernel'
(unknown, but probably a Satsuki). A seldom
blooming azalea, the flower when it does
bloom, is a salmony red. 'Rice Kernel' refers to
the leaves, which are linear, about a half inch
long and arranged in whorls, giving the plant a
soft almost furry appearance. Zones 6-8 H: 4-6
in. W: 2-3 ft.
Rhododendron yedoense var.
poukhanense album (Korean Azalea,
white form)
This white flowered form is very rare. Zones
5-8 H: 5 ft. W: 5 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Rhododendron 'Shannon Obaker'
Harry Weiskittel. Single flowers in a beautiful
clear shade of pink with white star shaped
centers. These flowers have a brilliant "glow".
Named in memory of Shannon Obaker, the
Baltimore Orioles team's Director of Community Outreach. Hybridized by Harry Weiskittel
of Marshy Point Nursery. Zones 6-8 H: 5-6 ft.
W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35
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Rhododendron 'Squirrel'
Cox/Glendoick Gardens. Ken Cox, noted Scottish rhodophile, introduced this bright scarlet
evergreen azalea, with long-lasting flowers that
hold their color well. A late blooming variety,
with a dense low growing habit. Zones 6-8 H:
1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Rhododendron stenopetalum (macrosepalum) 'Linearifolium'
(a selection of macrosepalum). This azalea is
strikingly unusual with its long narrow ( 1/8 inch
x 2 inches) hairy leaves and strap-like flowers
of similar proportions. The flowers look like
lavender-pink spiders at the branch tips. Zones
6-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
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a larger quantity than what we have available? We can often obtain plants that we
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quantities from local suppliers. Email us with
your specific needs and we will do our best to
assist you.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Abelia mosanensis (Fragrant Abelia)
Abelia mosanensis (Fragrant Abelia)
Hardy and fragrant! This deciduous species is
from Latvia. Fragrant pink flowers bloom from
late May to early June. The glossy summer foliage turns an attractive orange red in autumn.
Likes part shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Zones 5-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Actinidia arguta 'Silver Lining' (Hardy Kiwi Vine)
Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' (Japanese Maple)
Perfect for a smaller garden, this outstanding
purple-red variety forms a column that gets
about 10' tall but only 3' wide in 10 years. It
develops intense color that lasts through the
growing season and then flashes into spectacular red for fall. Zones 6-8 H: 10 ft. W: 3 ft.
UPA
15-18", 1 gal. $45
Acer palmatum 'Kurenai jishi' (Japanese Maple)
Red-green leaves on this densely-branched,
compact maple are held very close to the
stems. Fall color is a bright red. Zones 6-8 H:
3 ft. W: 2 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $35
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Full
Moon Maple)
An outstanding specimen, very slow-growing
and upright when young, maturing to 20'. Bright
yellow leaves of spring are followed by full,
round leaves that turn yellow to medium-green
(tolerates full sun, but golden color lasts longer
in more shade). Spectacular fall color! Zones
5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
PAM
15-18", 1 gal. $45 3-4', 3 gal. add extra
shipping $75
Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'
(Japanese Maple)
Produces layers of small leaves that overlap
each other because of close leaf spacing and
short petioles. The effect is striking: a very
dense, compact plant with a diverse range
of leaf size and color. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
4-5 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $35
Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'
(Full Moon Maple)
Summer leaves are burnt-orange with green
undertone in sun; yellow-green in shade. Warm
tones of red and orange paint the full, round
leaves in fall. In general, more light makes for
more intense coloration (a bit of high canopy
never hurts). This cultivar takes heat well, too;
further south, however, it will need more shade.
Zones 5-8 H: 5-7 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $45
Acer palmatum 'Omure yama' (Japanese Maple)
Acer shirasawanum 'Johin' (Full Moon
Maple)
UPAM
UPAM
A choice small tree: upright, but lent a
willow-like grace by its strongly drooping
branch tips. The deeply-cut palmate leaves
begin orange-bordered green, turn solid bright
summer green, and end spectacular crimsons
and golds. Good heat tolerance. At maturity,
this maple can reach 15' in height and more
across. Zones 6-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 12-18 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Acer palmatum 'Phantom Flame' (Japanese Maple)
A brand new variety from a grower in Molalla,
OR! The unique foliage of this maple combines
the attributes of the ghost series, a stunning
reticulation, but also has the bright red-tipped
lobes of 'Tsuma gaki'. It is believed to be a
hybrid of two such cultivars. Zones 6-8 H: 5-8
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
True to its name that means “elegant,” this
great new variety of Full Moon maple has burgundy leaves with yellow-green lobe mid-veins
that produce a crisp contrast. Think Granny
Smith veins with Red Delicious lobes! Beautiful
chartreuse and magenta seeds add to the
tree’s appeal. Absolutely wonderful! Zones 5-8
H: 6 ft. W: 4 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $35
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' (Full
Moon Maple)
Spring leaves are bright yellow with pink-orange margins and pink petioles. Summer color
is yellow. In shade leaves are yellow-green.
Zones 6-8 H: 8 ft. W: 4 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $45
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $45
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' (Japanese Maple)
Noted for its long, thin lobed leaves that create
a lacy effect. The needle-like leaves emerge in
a reddish maroon color and darken to purple as
the summer progresses. The fall color is bright
red. Zones 5-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
30-36", 2 gal. $45
Actinidia arguta 'Silver Lining' (Hardy
Kiwi Vine)
New! Rare variegated hardy kiwi vine has white
margined leaves. This female variety produces
grape sized, sweet smooth-skinned green kiwis. There are reports of it bearing fruit without
a male pollinator. Needs a sturdy support to
climb. Will grow 10-15 ft at least. Zones 4-8 H:
15-20 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
UPA
6-10", 1 gal. $30
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Adina rubella (Chinese buttonbush)
Buddleja Blaze Pink™ (Butterfly Bush)
Adina rubella (Chinese buttonbush)
New! A deciduous shrub with an upright
spreading habit and creamy white, slightly
fragrant pin-cushion-like flowers. Very attractive
red stems and glossy leaves that have a thin
red margin. May die back to the roots in zones
5-6a. Part shade is best. Zones 6-9 H: 6-10 ft.
W: 6-10 ft.
Aucuba japonica 'Shilpot' (Pepper Pot
Japanese Laurel)
Shilpot' is a compact male Aucuba with glossy
green foliage that is liberally dusted with yellow
spots. Upright panicles of purple flowers appear in spring. Zones 7-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
PHAM
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $30
Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' (Saskatoon Serviceberry)
Aucuba japonica 'Sulphur' (Yellow-margined Aucuba)
15-18", 1 gal. $25
This compact form of the Saskatoon Serviceberry has white flowers in spring that are
followed by extra sweet, edible fruits. The fruits
are loved by birds and people alike. Fall color
is an attractive yellow-red. Zones 4-7 H: 4-6 ft.
W: 6-8 ft.
UPAMN
This gorgeous plant apparently goes by the
other names 'Sulphurea Marginata', and 'Limbata'. A female clone fairly common in Europe
but rather rare here in the US. Slow-growing
and therefore expensive. Yellow margins,
green interior. Shade tolerant and deer resistant. Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
PHAM
24-30", 3 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
(chokeberry)
Native deciduous shrub that's probably best
known for its fall display of small red fruit and
bright red leaf color. Small white flowers are
decorative in spring. Very effective in mass
plantings, it is tolerant of wet sites and sunny or
shady spots. Zones 4-9 H: 6-10 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
UPAMN
Betula populifolia (Gray Birch)
New! Native birch seed propagated from local
source. One of the smaller birches, it has
smokey white bark and is resistant to borers
which plague other birches. Good for naturalizing on poor dry soils. Zones 3-7 H: 20-40 ft.
W: 10-20 ft.
UPDAN
2-3', 1 gal. $25
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'
(Black Chokeberry)
A more compact form known for it's excellent
red and purple autumn color. In the spring it is
covered in fragrant white flowers. Clusters of
large, edible dark-blue to black berries ripen in
fall and last through winter. Self pollinating, so
you only need one for fruit. Zones 4-8 H: 5-7
ft. W: 5-7 ft.
UPAMN
Buddleia (Buddleja) 'Glass Slippers'
(Butterfly Bush)
Like a cool drink of water on a hot summer
day, the silvery green foliage and icy toned
flowers of this beauty offer an oasis in sunny
landscapes. Forms a wide spreading clump.
Best in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly
alkaline soil. PPAF Zones 5-8 H: 3 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $20
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' (Black
Chokeberry)
Buddleja Berry Fizz™ (Butterfly Bush)
UPAMN
UAMR
A native shrub we like as an ornamental. It
grows 3-6 feet high, 3-6 feet wide, has very
glossy,unblemished, 3 inch rounded, deep
green leaves turning brilliant red in fall. Zones
4-8 H: 3-6 ft. W: 3-6 ft.
New! The breeder Scott likes the well
branched, compact habit of this one. It was
more tender in the IL trials compared to True
Blue™ and Blaze Pink™. The color is good,
It’s more of a true lavender, I think, under most
conditions. Zones 5-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $20
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Asimina triloba (PawPaw)
New! Cup-shaped, (not overly showy) deep
purple flowers appear in spring, followed by
edible, fruits which mature in early fall to a
dark brown. Flavor and fleshy consistency of
the sweet-flavored fruits resembles bananas.
Large, tropical-like leaves turn yellow in fall.
Prefers moist soil. Zones 5-9 H: 15-20 ft. W:
10-15 ft.
UPMWNR
Buddleja Blaze Pink™ (Butterfly Bush)
New! This was outstanding in Illlinois trials
(2015), surviving Zone 5 conditions (they die to
the ground, but come back from the roots). It
was a true ‘cranberry’ red color in Illinois. It can
be more of a true pink in other climates. Zones
5-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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Buddleja Flutterby Petite® Blue Heaven™ (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleja Flutterby Petite® Blue Heaven™ (Butterfly Bush)
A great spreading groundcover Buddleia!
This remarkable little shrub has beautiful blue
flowers that repeat bloom on large terminal
panicles. Flowers occur at every leaf node. Silver foliage. Drought and heat-tolerant. Attracts
hummingbirds and butterflies. 'Podaras #8'
PP22,069 Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Buddleja Tru-Blue™ (Butterfly Bush)
New! This is a very vigorous variety and can
reach 5-6’ in one season. It survived Zone 5 trials in Illinois(2014-15). Possibly the best ‘blue’
in terms of color. It has excellent repeat flowering. It tends to ‘bury it’s dead’ so you don’t see
a lot of old blooms. 'Bostulu' PP25,708 Zones
5-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Camellia 'Autumn Spirit' (Fall-blooming Camellia)
Buxus sinica var insularis 'Tide Hill'
(Korean Boxwood)
Always noticed by garden visitors! Our plant
here at the nursery is only 18" inches high by
3' across after many years. Soft-textured oval
leaves that hold their bright green color even
through very severe winters. It has a broad,
spreading habit that is much less formal than
that of other boxwoods. Zones 6-9 H: 1-2 ft.
W: 2-3 ft.
PHAMR
3-6", 1 gal. $20 10-15", 2 gal. $55
Callicarpa americana (American
Beautyberry)
Native species with large very showy violet
purple berries in big clusters around the stems.
The fruits are produced on new growth and
mature in the fall. Zones 7-9 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPAMN
UAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $20 18-24", 1 gal. $25
Buxus 'Gibraltar' (Boxwood)
Calycanthus floridus (Common Sweetshrub or Carolina Allspice)
6-10", 1 gal. $20
From the Gibraltar Estate in Wilmington DE, a
formal garden designed by landscape architect
Marian Cruger Coffin. A medium-sized grower
that would benefit from a pruning in spring or
summer (but never winter). Boxwoods do best
with some shade, especially in the afternoon.
Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMR
18-24", 1 gal. $20
This great easy-care native shrub produces 2"
mahogany red flowers in May and sporadically
on new growth through the summer. Fruity fragrance smells like pineapple and strawberries!
Prefers sun and well-drained soil, with clear
yellow fall color. Spreads by suckering. Zones
5-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 3 gal. $35 3-4', 3 gal. $45
Buxus microphylla 'File Leaf' (Boxwood)
The branch profile looks like a file, thus the
name. Upright-growing plants have small,
narrow evergreen leaves. Enjoys shade in
warmer climates. Grow where the root zone
can be mulched and left undisturbed. Tolerates
shearing. Limited quantity available. Zones 4-9
H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMR
Camellia 'April Remembered' (Spring
Blooming Camellia)
Perhaps one of the hardiest camellias, this
vigorous, fast growing evergreen blooms from
early to late spring. Abundant flowers are
semi-double, in shades of cream to pink, with
a center of golden-yellow stamens. Protect
from winter wind and ice. Will tolerate heavier
soils than rhododendrons. Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 6-8 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $20
PA
Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy'
(Boxwood)
Camellia 'April Rose' (Spring Blooming Camellia)
A fastigiate cultivar that forms a dark green
column. Can be used in pairs on either side of
an entrance or better yet, lining the mile long
driveway to your estate. Drought tolerant once
established. Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPDAR
10-15", 2 gal. $55
10-15", 1 gal. $25
('Berenice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'). One of the
best of the April series! Nice dark green foliage
and compact habit, large formal double rosy
pink flowers in mid-late spring. Relatively
slow-growing and well-shaped plant. Quite cold
hardy and heavy bud set. Zones 6-8 H: 4-5 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
PA
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen' (Boxwood)
Camellia 'Autumn Spirit' (Fall-blooming Camellia)
PHAMR
PA
One of our favorites because of its deep dark
green leaf color that displays a blue sheen in
the sunlight. The new growth has a beautiful
light blue cast. It forms a compact upright
mound, which on our 20 year old stock plant
is 18" high and 15" wide. Zones 5-8 H: 18 in.
W: 15 in.
3-6", 1 gal. $20
(C. oleifera x C. sasanqua F2 segregate).
Intensely colored flowers bloom early in the
fall. Many bright deep pink petals make up the
small to medium-sized peony-form flowers.
This compact, bushy plant has small deep
green leaves and is a moderate to vigorous
grower. Zones 6-8 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Camellia 'Grape Soda' (Spring Blooming Camellia)
Carpinus caroliniana (Ironwood or American Hornbeam)
Camellia 'Grape Soda' (Spring Blooming Camellia)
Camellia 'Maidens of Great Promise'
(Spring Blooming Camellia)
PA
PA
New! Lavender-red flowers that are more towards lavender when planted in acidic soil. To
increase the lavender coloration treat the soil
with aluminum sulfate as you would to make
your hydrangea blue. Color is highly variable
from bright red to dark purple. Zones 7-9 H:
6-10 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
One of our very favorite camellias! Lovely
rose-peony form blooms of a luscious deep
salmon-pink are set off by glossy green leaves
on a vigorous spring-blooming plant. Rated
one of the hardiest in Longwood trials. Site
camellias in part sun and good soil! Zones 6-9
H: 5-8 ft. W: 5-8 ft.
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Camellia japonica 'Geoff Hamilton'
(Variegated Spring Blooming Camellia)
sport of 'Yirgella'. New! The flower is double
pale pink with white edging but it is the foliage
that is striking. Showy irregular white margins
surround each leaf. Originated in Australia. A
sport of C.japonica 'Yirgella', which is white
flowered, first appearing 1979. Zones 7-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
Camellia 'Ryuko' (Fall Blooming
Camellia)
Small, deep red, single blooms from late fall
into winter. Deep green leaves. Fast grower.
Name means "Dragon Light" in Chinese. Has
been reasonably cold hardy in the Philadelphia
area. Zones 7-10 H: 15-20 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
PA
PA
6-10", 1 quart $20
Camellia japonica 'Jerry Hill' (Spring
Blooming Camellia)
Camellia sasanqua 'Cleopatra' (Fall
Blooming Camellia)
10-15", 1 gal. $35
(Frost Queen x Variety X). This Ackermann
hybrid is a late season bloomer with stunning
rose-pink, medium-sized formal double flowers,
on a dense and upright plant with dark green,
glossy evergreen leaves. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 5-6 ft.
PA
18-24", 1 gal. $35
A plethora of fall flowers! Although many camellias have an open growth habit,'Cleopatra'
is a vigorous grower but also quite compact
and bushy. Pretty semi-double rosy pink blossoms from September to frost. Best planted in
the spring, in moist, well-drained soil in a lightly
shaded location. Use as a hedge or specimen.
Zones 7-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
PA
2-3', 3 gal. $50
Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka' (Spring
Blooming Camellia)
Camellia 'Snow Flurry' (Fall Blooming
Camellia)
PA
PA
One of the hardiest camellias for colder
climates. Very showy double peony to roseform flowers have ruffled rose-pink petals with
golden stamens. Vigorous compact growth
habit, blooming late April into May here in NJ.
Distinctive foliage is very glossy. Zones 6-9 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
10-15", 1 quart $25
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Camellia japonica 'Lady Clare' (Spring
Blooming Camellia)
AKA 'Akashigata' or "Akashi Gate" this camellia
dates from the Edo period (1600-1868) of ancient Japan. Some of the largest leaves of any
camellia, glossy and dark green. Semi-double,
deep pink flowers with golden yellow stamens.
Habit is broad, spreading and somewhat open.
Zones 7-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PA
Camellia 'Winter's Star' (Fall Blooming
Camellia)
(C. oleifera x C. hiemalis 'Showa-no-sakae') .
Large violet-pink single flowers with a central
boss of yellow stamens bloom very early
October through November. Upright plant has
leathery, semi glossy, medium green leaves.
Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PA
30-36", 1 gal. $45
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Camellia japonica var koreana 'Korean Fire' (Spring Blooming Camellia)
Carpinus caroliniana (Ironwood or
American Hornbeam)
PA
PHAMN
This sibling to 'Longwood Valentine' and
'Longwood Centennial' was selected because it
opens its single red flowers wider for a showier
spring display. Same great rounded glossy
leaves, compact habit and cold hardiness
(Zone 6a). Site camellias in part sun and good
soil! Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-7 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
pg. 22
C.oleifera 'Plain Jane' x 'Frost Princess'. One of
the earliest fall blooming hybrids with elegant
white, full peony to anemone form. Blooms
from late September to mid November and
very floriferous, even at an early age. Growth
habit is globular to spreading, with arching
branches. Zones 6-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
Small native tree often found growing near
streams. Smooth gray bark on older trunks
ripples like muscles, hence the common names
"musclewood". Lightly furrowed and serrated
green leaves change in fall, when color ranges
from nice yellows to exceptional oranges and
reds. Zones 3-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
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Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Kingishi' (Flowering Quince)
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey
Tea)
Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
(Eastern Redbud)
UPDAN
UPAMN
New Jersey Tea is a low-growing, broad, deciduous shrub with glossy leaves. Dainty white
pom-poms of flowers appear in midsummer.
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. This
drought tolerant native makes a great specimen or hedge. Very tolerant of poor growing
conditions. Zones 4-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
This medium to large shrub loves to grow
with its feet in water. Attractive glossy leaves
and curious 1-1.25 inch ball shaped heads of
densely packed, creamy white flowers. Zones
5-11 H: 4 ft. W: 6 ft.
UPAMWN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Back by popular demand! Brighten the grayest
spring day with tiny lavender-purple flowers
blooming before the foliage emerges. In summer, the chartreuse-gold foliage is burn-resistant even in full sun. A vigorous US native,
tolerant of difficult soil and climatic conditions.
PP17,740 Zones 5-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 18-20 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $45
Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (Eastern
Redbud)
['Texas White' (canadensis var. texensis) x 'Forest Pansy' (canadensis)] F2. Selected for its
attractive shiny purple leaves and semi-upright
growth habit. Leaves of 'Merlot' are smaller
and thicker than those of 'Forest Pansy' and
maintain their attractive appearance longer into
the summer. PPAF Zones 6-8 H: 12-15 ft. W:
12-15 ft.
UPAMN
2-3', 2 gal. $45 2-3', 3 gal. $50
Cercidiphyllum 'Amazing Grace' (Katsura tree)
New! A beautiful stately, medium to large tree
with a pendulous form that creates an impressive mound of cascading branches. Falling
leaves have a sweet aroma like cotton candy!
Appreciates adequate moisture, especially
until established. Nice orange yellow fall color.
Zones 4-8 H: 20-25 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
UPAMR
Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' (Weeping Redbud)
['Covey' x 'Forest Pansy'] F2. Distinctively different! Very popular due to its purple leaf color
and weeping growth habit. Retains purple leaf
color during most of the growing season similar
to 'Forest Pansy'.'Ruby Falls' demonstrates
excellent branching and attractive reddish-purple flowers in early spring. Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 4-6 ft.
3-4', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
UPAMN
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Claim
Jumper™ (Katsura Tree)
Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun™
(Eastern Redbud)
New! Wow, this is a stunning new gold-leaf
form of the popular Japanese Katsura tree. As
the leaves drop in autumn, the air is fill with
a delightful scent that some people claim is
similar to cotton candy. Zones 4-8 H: 18-24 ft.
W: 10-12 ft.
UPMR
3-4', 2 gal. $55
Cercis canadensis Carolina Sweetheart™ (Eastern Redbud)
(Silver Cloud X Forest Pansy)F2. New! Wow!
A variegated purple-leaved redbud! The new
heart shaped leaves emerge white and pink
with some green markings, mostly in the
centers then age to mostly green with mottled
white margins variously shaded with purple.
Zones 5-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 12-18 ft.
UPAMN
2-3', 2 gal. $45
WOW! A tri-colored foliage show in spring and
summer. Tips of new growth starts as peachy
apricot, maturing through chartreuse-yellow to
a final deep green. All 3 color stages occur simultaneously. Pretty lavender flowers in spring
add even more interest. 'JN2' PP21451 Zones
5-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPMN
2-3', 1 gal. $45
Cercis x 'Pink Pom Poms' (Redbud)
Pink Pom Poms' Redbud has big, double, dark
pink to purple flowers that appear in April and
May. The flower display is outstanding. There
are no seedpods because the blooms are
sterile. Attractive, glossy green heart-shaped
leaves appear after the blooms. PPAF Zones
5-9 H: 18-20 ft. W: 15 ft.
UPAM
2-3', 2 gal. $45
2-3', 1 gal. $50
Cercis canadensis 'Floating Clouds'
(Eastern Redbud)
A recent introduction with leaves irregularly
splashed with white. Similar to, but seems to
have somewhat more white in the leaves than
'Silver Splash'. Typical lavender flowers. Does
not burn in full sun. Limited quantity available.
Zones 4-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 20-30 ft.
UPAMN
3-4', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Kingishi'
(Flowering Quince)
Puts on a display of large single orange flowers
in early spring. Easy to grow, flowering quince
are showy and tolerant of extreme cold, heat
and various soil types. Flowers form on wood
one year old or older so prune shortly after
flowering. Sun or part shade. Zones 5-8 H: 4-6
ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPDAR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Chaenomeles x 'Chojuraku' (Flowering Quince)
Clethra alnifolia Sugartina® 'Crystalina' (Summersweet)
Chaenomeles x 'Chojuraku' (Flowering Quince)
Japanese variety. Very striking, large double
orange flowers. A very unusual color for a
quince. Very choice! Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W:
3-4 ft.
UPDAR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Cladrastis kentukea (syn. lutea) (Yellowwood)
A great shade or specimen tree that puts on
a spectacular flower display in early summer.
Fragrant, white flowers on 12 inch drooping
panicles appear in June, with bright green
foliage and smooth light gray bark. Fall color
is soft golden yellow. Best in full sun. Drought
tolerant once established. Zones 4-8 H: 30-50
ft. W: 40-50 ft.
UAM
24-30", 2 gal. $45
Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'
(Flowering Quince)
sport of 'Texas Scarlet'. New! A gorgeous early
bloomer that bears white cup like flowers.
Good for cut flowers. During the autumn they
get a golden fruit that is good for making
jelly. 'Jet Trail' is perfect for espaliering or just
simply using it as ground cover. This is a white
flowered sport from 'Texas Scarlet' with similar
growth habit. Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPDAR
Clematis tibetana ssp vernayi "Black
flowered form"
New! Incredibly rare, and yes, black flowered
form of the usually yellow flowered Clematis
tibetana. These are second generation 3 year
old plants grown from seed from a plant grown
from seed collected in Tibet. So far the ones
that have bloomed have been black. Zones 5-7
H: 10-15 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UA
18-24", 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Chaenomeles x superba 'Texas Scarlet' (Flowering Quince)
New! Beautiful fiery red flowers put on an unforgettable display in early spring. Fruits ripen
in fall and are edible if cooked. Compact and
spreading habit. Zones 5-9 H: 3-6 ft. W: 3-6 ft.
UPDAR
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (Summersweet Clethra)
This selection has fanned the flames of interest
in all the other clethra selections, since becoming immensely popular due to its smaller,
yard-friendly mature size of only about 2-3'
Zones 4-8 H: 30-40 in. W: 3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
UPAMWN
Chaenomeles xspeciosa 'Iwai nishiki'
(Flowering Quince)
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (Summersweet Clethra)
15-18", 1 gal. $25
A spectacular spring display of deep red double
camellia-like flowers makes this possibly the
most striking flowering quince ever seen. This
low spreading form has exotic appeal. Zones
5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPDAR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
For summer color and fragrance,'Ruby Spice'
is still the best pink flowered form available.
Panicles of medium pink flowers are set off by
dark green foliage that turns a clear yellow in
fall. Clethra is a native deciduous shrub that
will tolerate both dry and wet shade, or full sun.
Zones 5-8 H: 6-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAMWN
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $45
Chionanthus retusus 'Arnold Pride'
(Chinese Fringetree)
Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'
(Summersweet Clethra)
UPA
UPAMWN
RareFind Introduction from 2005. An exceptionally beautiful small to medium multi-stemmed
tree. Feathery white flowers are borne at
the ends of new shoots, weighing down the
branches like wet snow. Plants are laden with
half-inch blue-black fruit(9-21-15). Zones 4-8 H:
15-20 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing' (Fringetree)
New! A selection from Tarheel Native Trees in
Clayton, NC. This is a male cultivar selected
for its profuse flowering, great form and dark,
waxy green leaves. Zones 4-9 H: 10-15 ft. W:
10-15 ft.
UPAN
18-24", 2 gal. $40
pg. 24
Sixteen Candles' holds the flowers upright like
candles on a birthday cake, thus the name.
Panicles of intensely fragrant white flowers,
4 to 6" long, bloom from late June into July.
Thrives in moist to wet soil, but will tolerate
drought as well. Likes sun or shade. AKA "16
Candles" Zones 5-8 H: 30-36 in. W: 42-48 in.
Clethra alnifolia Sugartina® 'Crystalina' (Summersweet)
This dwarf summersweet has very fragrant
pure white flowers that attract butterflies in later
summer. It has dark glossy foliage and holds
its tight dense shape without pruning. The dark
green foliage turns yellow in fall. PP: 21561
Zones 4-8 H: 30-36 in. W: 30-36 in.
UPAMWN
15-18", 1 gal. $25
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Clethra alnifolia 'Tom's Compact' (Summersweet)
Cornus kousa 'Lustgarten Weeping' (Chinese Dogwood)
Clethra alnifolia 'Tom's Compact'
(Summersweet)
Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood)
UPAMN
UPAMWN
Maturing at only 3.5 feet tall and wide,
non-suckering, free from winter dieback, and of
dense habit with deep dark green leaves, this
is one of the best clethra cultivars. Formerly
known as 'Compacta', an illegitimate name.
Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
New! Native shrubby dogwood. Great for
wildlife! Flowers in white flat-topped clusters
followed by blue fruit in the fall. Fall color is red.
Reddish-brown stems add winter interest. Can
be distinguished from Cornus alba by it's brown
pith as opposed to alba's white pith. Zones 4-8
H: 6-12 ft. W: 6-12 ft.
10-15", 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Colutea x media (Bladder Senna)
New! A rarely encountered orange-flowered
shrub in the legume family. Orange and yellow
pea-like blooms 1-2 inches across in May are
followed by 2-3 inch inflated "bladders" of an
attractive pinkish-orange color. Pinnate foliage
lends an open delicate look to the shrub. Very
drought tolerant, it grows in most any welldrained soil. Zones 5-7 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UDAR
15-18", 1 quart $20
Conradina canescens (Redneck
Rosemary)
This wonderfully fragrant dwarf shrubby mint is
native to southeastern US and thrives in lean
sandy soils. In Mid-Spring, hundreds of small
lavender flowers cover the evergreen, fuzzy,
gray foliage and attract butterflies. Tolerant of
hot, humid summers in full sun. Zones 7-10 H:
1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UDN
6-10", 1 gal. $15
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Variegated Giant Pagoda Dogwood)
Tiers of horizontal branches are covered with
white-margined variegated foliage. White, flattopped clustered flowers appear in spring lasting up to 10 days followed by clusters of small
red fruit ripening to bluish-black. Fall color can
be spectacular! Needs well-drained soil. Zones
5-7 H: 30-35 ft. W: 20-25 ft.
UPAM
24-30", 3 gal. $75
Cornus florida 'Jean's Appalachian
Snow' (Flowering Dogwood)
Very resistant to powdery mildew, this new
dogwood has very large pure white bracts
with heavy substance which overlap, making
a "snowy" show in May. The tree blooms at an
early age. PP13,099 Zones 5-9 H: 30 ft. W:
25 ft.
UPAMN
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $55
Conradina glabra (New Jersey Sales
Only)
Cornus florida 'Kay's Appalachian
Mist' (Flowering Dogwood)
UDAMNR
UPMN
Apalacicola False Rosemary. Very rare, found
only in Liberty county, Florida. Pleasant aromatic silvery grey foliage on a shrub growing
about 3 feet tall. Hardiness unknown, but at
least 7-9. Conradina glabra is a Federally endangered plant and cannot be shipped outside
of NJ. Zones 7-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
3-6", 1 quart $15 10-15", 1 quart $20
Conradina verticillata (Cumberland
Rosemary)
Lavender-pink flowers are set off by narrow
evergreen foliage with a rosemary fragrance
when lightly brushed. Needs a bright sunny,
well drained location to be happy, but not hard
to grow. Zones 6-8 H: 6-12 in. W: 1-2 ft.
UDANR
3-6", 1 quart $15
New! Excellent resistance to powdery mildew,
as good as or better than Cherokee Brave®.
Has creamy white bracts that are stiff and
slightly overlap and red fall foliage. Released
by the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment
Station in 2000. PP13098 Zones 5-9 H: 10-15
ft. W: 10-15 ft.
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $55
Cornus kousa 'Akatsuki' 'Aka tsuki'
(Chinese Dogwood)
Introduced by Japanese plantsman extraordinaire Akiri Shibamichi, as a variegated sport of
the popular light pink flowered 'Satomi'. Leaves
emerge with stark white margins having a
touch of pink which soon disappears only to
return again in spades in fall. Slow growing,
likely will stay under 10'. Give light shade in hot
climes. Zones 5-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 2 gal. $45 3-4', 2 gal. $55
Cornus alternifolia Golden Shadows™
(Pagoda Dogwood)
A native plant with definite style! The big show
here is the brightly variegated leaves- a green
center broadly banded with deep yellow, on a
plant with horizontal tiered branching. Clusters
of creamy white flowers appear in May to early
June, followed by fruit maturing to bluish black.
Zones 3-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 12-15 ft.
Cornus kousa 'Lustgarten Weeping'
(Chinese Dogwood)
Excellent weeping form holds its flowers
upright for optimal display. Zones 5-8 H: 10 ft.
W: 5 ft.
UPAM
3-4', 3 gal. $55
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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Cornus Kousa Scarlet Fire™
‘Rutpink’ PPAF
An exciting new dogwood introduced by Rutgers University in New Brunswick,
New Jersey. This is not a hybrid, like many previous introductions from
Rutgers, but a deep rich pink bracted kousa selected after many generations
of intercrossing different forms. It blooms heavily from as young as two
years old. The bracts are medium-large 5” and can last as long as six
to eight weeks. The new growth is heavily stained deep red. The original
tree is 10 feet tall after 8 years. This new dogwood, named Scarlet Fire™
(‘Rutpink’) PPAF has amazing, glowing deep, rich pink bracts here in NJ
even when the temperatures are in the 90’s. It is disease and pest resistant
as well as cold and heat tolerant. (Cornus kousa also blooms about a
month later than our native Cornus florida, thus extending bloom time
considerably.)
Rutgers has been breeding dogwoods for over 45 years, a program
initiated by Dr. Elwin Orton and now run by Tom Molnar, Ph.D. Tom says;
“I think the best feature is the way the plant glows bright pink at a distance
(the “Fire” part of the name). It really stands out in the landscape from very far away especially on a sunny
day. This is not how the other “pink” Kousas and hybrids act here in NJ.”
If you live in the eastern US and you have grown the various “red” flowered kousa dogwoods such
as ‘Satomi’, Heart Throb® (‘Schmred’), or ‘Beni Fuji’ you soon discovered that your tree flowers with
pale, washed out pink flowers. You may feel cheated that
those pictures you saw when researching your purchase
of deep pink flowers were not real. In reality, in the Pacific
Northwest those dogwoods do develop those dark colors, but
not here and it’s thought to be due to our higher summer
temperatures. But now there’s an solution - Cornus kousa Scarlet
Fire™.
pg. 26
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Cornus kousa 'Pam's Mountain Bouquet'
Cornus kousa 'Pam's Mountain Bouquet' (Chinese Dogwood)
unknown seedling from Polly Hill. New! Be
square! A white flowering kousa dogwood
whose petal-like bracts fuse into near perfect
squares. The cultivar blooms slightly later than
other flowering dogwoods, helping to extend
dogwood’s spring flowering season. 'Mountain
Bouquet' tends to bloom heavily annually.
Zones 5-8 H: 9-12 ft. W: 12-15 ft.
Daphniphyllum macropodum (Redneck Rhododendron)
Cotinus obovatus (American Smoketree)
Distinctive small round-headed native tree or
large shrub noted for its rounded leaves with
excellent shadings of pinkish-red and yellow in
the Fall. "Smoke" flowers are 6-10 inches long.
Zones 4-8 H: 12-15 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPDANR
3-4', 3 gal. add extra shipping $40
UPAM
3-4', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire™ 'Rutpink'
(Kousa Dogwood)
NEW! Scarlet Fire™ dogwood has amazing,
glowing deep, rich pink bracts here in NJ even
when the temperatures are in the 90's unlike
all other pink kousa's to date. An exciting new
variety introduced by our neighbor Rutgers University. It blooms heavily from as young as two
years. Zones 5-8 H: 20-25 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
UAM
Cotinus x 'Grace' (Hybrid Smoketree)
('Velvet Cloak' X obovatus). This hybrid of the
European smoketree 'Velvet Cloak' and our
native C. obovatus is a fast grower with large
smoldering purple leaves and massive 14 inch
bright pink panicles. Has great red, orange
and yellow fall color. This can grow to 20' and
enjoys full sun. Zones 5-8 H: 20 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
18-24", 1 gal. $45
Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood)
New! A large multi-stemmed shrub native to
East Coast. White flower clusters cover the
plant in late May/early June. White, quarter
inch fruits are food for a wide variety of birds.
Zones 3-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPHAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Daphne genkwa 'Hackenberry Group'
(Lilac Daphne)
Long stems of scentless lavender flowers put
on a striking display before the leaves appear.
It thrives on sun & heat. Great rock garden
plant. Commonly known as the lilac daphne.
This clone was raised by Don Hackenberry
from wild collected seed (China). Zones 5-9 H:
3-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UMR
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Cornus Venus® (Hybrid Dogwood)
Huge white flowers big as your hand cover
a very disease-resistant plant that develops
a broad and spreading form at maturity. A
spectacular introduction from Dr.Elwin Orton's
dogwood breeding program at Rutgers University here in NJ! PP#16309 Zones 5-9 H: 15-20
ft. W: 15-20 ft.
UPAM
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup
Winterhazel)
The easiest species to fit in the smaller garden.
The habit is much more dense and twiggy than
the other species. The pale yellow flowers
appear at the end of winter in pendulous
spikes. This plant likes moist soil and partial
shade. Avoid winter winds. Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft.
W: 6-8 ft.
PAM
Daphne odora forma marginata (Variegated Winter Daphne)
A fragrant late winter early spring flowering
evergreen. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.
Perfect for planting in a coastal exposure, container, rock garden, woodland garden. Zones
7-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PMR
15-18", 1 gal. $30
Daphne xtransatlantica Eternal Fragrance® (Daphne)
Produces a mass of pale pink blooms with an
intoxicating fragrance practically non-stop,
hence the name Eternal Fragrance®. Bloom
starts in early spring and continues on both old
and new growth until hard frost. A bushy domeshaped plant, evergreen to semi-evergreen
depending on climate. AKA 'Blafra' PP18361
Zones 5-7 H: 2 ft. W: 2 ft.
24-30", 2 gal. $45
UPMR
Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon' (Redleaved Contorted Hazelnut)
Daphniphyllum macropodum (Redneck Rhododendron)
UPA
PAMR
Multi-season interest! Red new growth holds
long into the season eventually fading to
green then turns yellow-gold in fall. Spiraling
corkscrew stems and burgundy catkins add lots
of winter interest. Resistant to eastern filbert
blight. PP20,694 Zones 4-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
3-4', 2 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $30 10-15", 3 gal. $55
Looks like a rhododendron but it ain't! It gets
big, with large evergreen leaves and tolerates
shade but actually prefers full sun. Dioecious
(male and female flowers on separate plants)
and female plants produce blue fruit. Zones 7-9
H: 15-25 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $35
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Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' aka 'S.H.N.' (Dove Tree)
Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' aka
'S.H.N.' (Dove Tree)
Very select and worthwhile form with two
important features. it blooms at a very young
age, often at two years! (seedlings often take
20 years to bloom) and the bracts (flowers) are
more than twice the normal size. Prefers light
shade but tolerates sun in moist, well-drained
soils. Zones 6-9 H: 30-40 ft. W: 25-40 ft.
UPAM
Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink' (Winter Heath)
Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena Nishiki'
(Redbud Hazel)
A very rare variegated form of this already rare
shrub in the witchhazel family with rounded
3 to 4 inch leaves resembling redbud (cercis)
leaves. Blue-green leaves are bordered with
a half inch wide white margin in summer and
change to gorgeous red-purple and pinks in
fall. Small flowers are dark purple opening in
October. Zones 4-8 H: 6-10 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
15-18", 2 gal. $85
PAM
Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko' (Dwarf Nikko
Deutzia)
Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paperbush
Plant)
10-15", 1 gal. $35
The low growing habit makes a fantastic
ground cover. In the spring it becomes covered
in white double blooms. Leaves are dark green
on arching branches. Zones 4-8 H: 18-24 in.
W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
In the same family as daphnes (but easier to
grow) and bloom in the late winter or very early
spring with fragrant pale yellow-lemon colored
flowers. Quite lovely and garden-worthy, fast
becoming better known in zone 6b-7a. Likes
shade, moisture and good drainage but not
transplanting. Zones 7-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPM
15-18", 3 gal. $35 3-4', 3 gal. add extra
shipping $45
Dichroa sp (febrifuga?) (Chinese
Quinine)
New! Hydrangea relative has blue flowers
followed by amazing metallic blue fruits the
size of blueberries in clusters. Ron's collection(2000) near Damiaokou, Hunan, China.
Original plant survived outdoors at Longwood
Gardens (Z6) over 10 yrs. Zones 7-9 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
Enkianthus campanulatus 'Albiflorus'
(Redvein Enkianthus)
The hard to find pure white flowering form with
no veins, flowers are somewhat larger than
other varieties. Plant habit is relatively more
compact. Fall color orange-red. Zones 5-7 H:
6-8 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Diervilla lonicera 'Wilbraham' (Low
Bush Honeysuckle)
Enkianthus campanulatus 'Iwa shidare' (Redvein Enkianthus)
6-10", 1 gal. $25
This genus of eastern North American natives
is a tough bunch. Not true honeysuckles, but
the yellow flowers are somewhat similar. This
is a Summer Hill Nursery introduction. We are
probably the only mail-order source of this nice
form of Diervilla from Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Zones 3-7 H: 2-3 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
A rareFind exclusive! This one is so rare we
don't know anything about it other than the fact
that it has green leaves. Zones 4-7 H: 3-10 ft.
W: 2-10 ft.
UPAM
24-30", 1 gal. $35
UPAMNR
10-15", 2 gal. $35
Diervilla rivularis 'Troja Black' (Georgia
Bush Honeysuckle)
New! This is an exciting new Dutch selection
of our native bush honeysuckle. The foliage
emerges purple and is topped in summer by
bright yellow flowers over an extended period.
It grows to about 5 ' tall and slightly wider. Full
sun to part shade. This species is a favorite of
butterflies! Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMNR
Diervilla sessilifolia Cool Splash®
(Southern Bush Honeysuckle)
Cool Splash describes perfectly the showy variegated foliage of the previously unsung dwarf
bush honeysuckle. Not really a honeysuckle
at all, it is a durable native shrub. Half the leaf
area is white, usually on the margins, and
leaves do not burn. PP19,391 Zones 4-8 H: 2-3
ft. W: 2-3 ft.
15-18", 3 gal. $50
pg. 28
New! It looks like E. perulatus on steroids, all
parts are larger, including the white flowers that
are double the size. This very rare Chinese
species has an open habit allowing one to fit
this rarity into your garden without threatening
other plants. Zones 6-7 H: 6-8 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPA
10-15", 1 gal. $35
15-18", 3 gal. $45
UPAM
Enkianthus serrulatus (Giant White
Enkianthus)
Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink' (Winter Heath)
Makes an absolutely beautiful element in a
rock garden or as a ground cover. Light pink
flowers, deepening with age, from December
to May. Green foliage has bronze new growth.
Vigorous trailing habit. Zones 5-8 H: 6-9 in. W:
18-24 in.
UPDAR
4" pot $15
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Euonymus americanus (American Euonymus)
Euonymus americanus (American
Euonymus)
AKA by the common name of "hearts-a-bustin".
Produces a sensational fruit display in September-October, when warty scarlet capsules open
to display the scarlet seeds. Tends to sucker,
and is a nice plant for naturalizing. Native from
New York south to Florida and west to Texas.
Zones 6-10 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel' (Gardenia)
Fothergilla gardenii 'Appalachia'
A compact, stoloniferous form that produces attractive one inch rounded pom poms in spring
as the foliage is emerging. In fall, the bright
green leaves develop good golden-yellow
coloration. Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 3 gal. $45
PAMN
6-10", 1 quart $10
Fargesia rufa Green Panda™ Bamboo
Select® (Clumping Bamboo)
A Fargesia with new culms that have attractive
rusty reddish sheaths and a non-invasive,
clumping root system. It grows 8-10 feet tall.
Green Panda is a vigorous grower that sends
up many new shoots each season. Zones 5-9
H: 8-10 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Fothergilla gardenii 'Bill's True Dwarf'
This gem of a plant is the "true" Fothergilla
gardenii, with tiny 1 inch leaves and spectacular fall color. Much smaller in growth habit than
all other common cultivars sold as F. gardenii.
Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
UPAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Ficus afghanistanica 'Silver Lyre'
Fothergilla xintermedia 'Blue Shadow'
(Fothergilla or Witch-Alder)
10-15", 1 gal. $20
New! A silver-leafed form of Ficus afghanistanica. Fast growing with an upright habit. This
fig can quickly reach 15-20 feet tall. The small
fruits are rumored to be edible, some even say
sweet but this is probably best grown for its
ornamental characteristics. Hardy to zone 7b.
Zones 7-10 H: 15-20 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35
Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' (Edible
Fig)
The most dependable outdoor fig, producing up
to 100 pints of sweet brown fruit in a season.
Without protection mature stems may die back,
but re-sprout from the roots, unlike most figs.
Usually, above ground growth must survive the
winter in order to fruit the following year. In cold
climates plant in a sheltered location. Zones
5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35
A blue-leaved Fothergilla? Yes indeed! The
leaves are quite glaucous, instead of green and
glossy they are covered with a gorgeous blue
coating. Fragrant, white bottlebrush flowers in
spring and glorious fall color. Does best in full
sun. PP#15490 Zones 4-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMNR
10-15", 1 gal. $25 15-18", 3 gal. $55
Franklinia alatamaha ''Ben's Best''
(Ben Franklin Tree)
Hank Schannen named this particularly
vigorous form. Lovely white flowers with golden
centers bloom from July through September.
Fall color can range from brilliant scarlet to
burgundy red. Culture is similar to that for rhododendrons. Sorry we cannot guarantee this
item. Zones 5-8 H: 10-20 ft. W: 8-15 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Forsythia viridissima var koreana
'Ilgwang' (Forsythia)
Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes'
(Gardenia)
UAMR
UPM
New! Cultivated in Japan under the name of
'Fuiri Rengyo' (variegated forsythia), its Korean
name means 'Sunlight'. It has bright gold and
green leaves. 'Ilgwang' is a moderate grower,
which can be a virtue for forsythia. Other
distinctive points are very early bloom and
the habit of holding its leaves late into the fall.
Zones 5-8 H: 3-5 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold' Magical® Gold
New! Finally a forsythia that blooms on both
new and old wood. Golden-yellow flowers completely cover the bare stems in early spring.
The stems are sturdy and more compact than
most other varieties. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W:
3-4 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
If you've lusted after the powerfully fragrant
double white flowers of a gardenia try this!
Tops in cold hardiness, blooms over a long
time and has shiny dark green leaves on a
compact plant that will grow in full sun or filtered bright light. Spring planting is best. Sorry
but we cannot guarantee this item. Zones 7-9
H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-3 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Gardenia jasminoides 'Crown Jewel'
(Gardenia)
WOW! Adds 'Chuck Hayes' double flowers and
cold hardiness to the compact spreading habit
of 'Kleim's Hardy'. Double white, medium-sized
blooms on old and new wood in mid-June;
continues later than most gardenias. Lightly
prune after bloom to stimulate more blossoms.
PP19896 Sorry, no guarantee on this item.
Zones 6-9 H: 2-4 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
UPM
6-10", 1 gal. $25 15-18", 3 gal. $45
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Gardenia jasminoides 'Double Mint'
Hamamelis vernalis 'Quasimodo'
Gardenia jasminoides 'Double Mint'
New! Double your pleasure with this compact,
rounded 'Double Mint' gardenia. The 2" diameter, fragrant flowers re-bloom from summer to
fall. Evergreen foliage is a dark, lustrous green.
PP 23,507 Zones 7-9 H: 2.5 - 3 ft. W: 2.5 - 3 ft.
UPM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Halesia tetraptera 'James Laubach'
(Variegated Carolina Silverbell)
One of the finest native trees, Variegated
Carolina Silverbell breaks out in snowy flowers
in early May. This is one of the best variegated
selections. Leaves are splashed with gold and
silver. Makes a beautiful small tree or large
shrub. Looks best in filtered sunlight in moist
well drained soil. Zones 4-8 H: 9-12 ft. W: 6-8
ft.
UPAMN
2-3', 1 gal. $35
Gardenia jasminoides Summer Snow®
Hamamelis mollis 'February Gold'
UPM
UPAM
Another cold-hardy Gardenia to try for us
"Northerners"! The beauty and fragrance are
incomparable. Pure white, waxy, double flowers
with a heady, sweet fragrance cv ‘BAB1183’.
Dense, lustrous Dark Green Foliage. Extremely
Drought Tolerant & Pest Resistant. Not Guaranteed. Zones 7-10 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
New! Exceptionally large and abundant flowers
with a rich fruity fragrance. It is also unique in
that the leaves promptly drop in the fall, not
persisting in an unsightly condition throughout
the winter as in ordinary Hamamelis mollis
seedlings. US PP12549 Zones 6-8 H: 12-15 ft.
W: 10-12 ft.
24-30", 3 gal. $55
Gaultheria procumbens (Checkerberry
or Wintergreen)
A great evergreen groundcover for partly shady
sites with well drained acidic soil. Leaves are
very glossy, rounded, about an inch long.
Produces small white flowers in spring followed
by bright red edible fruit about the size of a
blueberry. Zones 4-8 H: 3-6 in. W: 6-12 in.
Hamamelis mollis 'Wisley Supreme'
Flowers early to mid-winter, and are a sweetly
scented clear light yellow. Autumn color is
yellow, on a vigorous plant of upright habit
spreading with age. Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W:
8-10 ft.
UPAM
PHAMN
2-3', 3 gal. $55
Gaylussacia baccata (Black Huckleberry)
Hamamelis ovalis
1 gal. $25
Huckleberries are similar to but less acidic than
blueberries. Red, bell-shaped flowers appear in
late spring are followed by purple-black berries
that ripen in late summer. A low-growing, deciduous stoloniferous shrub. Plant this in well
drained soil. Flame-orange fall color. Zones 4-7
H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
Newly described species in 2004 from Mississippi. Leaves are large, to 6 x 9 inches. Several
flower colors known, deep reddish to yellow
flowers. Rare and limited. Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 5-6 ft.
UPAMN
30-36", 3 gal. $65
UPDAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
(Carolina Jessamine)
This PHS Gold Medal Award winner produces
golden yellow flowers in spring that often
continue through fall. Foliage is dark green
and semi-evergreen. A very hardy selection
that's easy to grow in full sun to part shade
and deer-resistant as well. Limited quantity
available. Zones 6-9 H: 8-12 ft. W: 1-5 ft.
UPAMNR
Hamamelis vernalis 'Amethyst'
A lavender-purple seedling from Tim Brotzman,
named by famed plantsman Don Shadow.
It becomes a rounded bush with gray-green
foliage turning a brilliant scarlet in autumn.
Petals are 14 mm long by 1.5 mm wide. Light
purple-red flowers emit a spicy aroma in
mid-winter, usually mid-February to late March
here in central NJ. Zones 4-8 H: 8-10 ft. W:
6-8 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
2-3', 3 gal. $55
Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky
Coffee Tree)
New! An underused American native of the
Midwest and Ohio Valley. Hardy, pH adaptable,
large tree of bold branch character and shaggy
bark. Pest-free, it remains obscure in the trade
for no good reason. White flowers in racemes
are a good food source for bees. In the legume
family, female trees produce flat-bean like
pods. Zones 3-8 H: 60-75 ft. W: 40-50 ft.
Hamamelis vernalis 'Quasimodo'
Selection from a batch of seedlings. Natural
dwarf selection with compact twiggy growth to
only about three feet tall and wide. Fragrant
amber-orange flowers in mid-winter. Zones 4-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $45
UANR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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Hamamelis vernalis 'Spring Bounty'
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Brandis'
Hamamelis vernalis 'Spring Bounty'
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Aurora'
UPAMN
UPAM
New! This later blooming witch hazel has twotone burnt orange and yellow flowers. It's small
stature and upright growth habit make it a good
candidate for smaller spaces. Old leaves may
remain on the plant into winter. Zones 5-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
2-3', 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis virginiana 'Green Thumb'
(Witch Hazel)
branch sport. A good, stable variegated form of
our native Witch Hazel. Leaves have very wide,
irregular borders of light green with darker
green centers. Fall blooming, faintly scented
yellow flowers. Zones 3-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 7-8 ft.
UPAMN
3-4', 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis virginiana 'Ice Queen'
(Witch Hazel)
New! This cultivar of our eastern U.S. native
witch hazel has bright light yellow fragrant
flowers with just a hint of green in them. Flowers last a very long time, typically November
through February! Zones 3-8 H: 15-18 ft. W:
15-18 ft.
Aurora' has the largest flowers of any witch
hazel. The petals are yellow tinted red at the
base, with a strong sweet scent. Flowers in
midwinter on a shrub of upright habit when
young, spreading with age. Zones 4-8 H: 10-12
ft. W: 10-12 ft.
30-36", 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Barmstedt
Gold'
Strong golden yellow flowers are tinted red
at the base, providing a burst of sunshine on
dreary winter days. Growth habit is upright
when young, later becoming a rounded bush.
Dark green foliage turns clear yellow in autumn. Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Basma'
New! Basma has yellow-orange flowers with
a red calyx that bloom in winter. Zones 5-8 H:
12-15 ft. W: 12-15 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
UPAMN
2-3', 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis x 'Winter Champagne'
(Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Bernstein'
UPAM
UPAM
New! Yellow-orange fragrant flowers that
bloom from October to December at least. The
originator, Tim Brotzman, says this grows into
a very large plant and is probably a virginiana
x vernalis hybrid based on the flower color and
non-hairy (glaucous) leaf undersides. Zones
3-8 H: 15-18 ft. W: 15-18 ft.
"Bernstein" means "burning stone" or amber
in German and it's a fitting name as its flowers
glow in the depth of winter. An upright, vigorous
cultivar from Hachmann Nursery in Germany,
introducer of 'Barmstedt Gold'. This selection
has straw yellow petals with red bases appearing light orange from a distance. Zones 5-8 H:
8-10 ft. W: 7-8 ft.
2-3', 3 gal. $55
15-18", 2 gal. $35
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Angelly'
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Birgit'
UPAM
UPAM
One of the finest, with bright lemon-yellow
flowers and compact growth habit. New growth
is flushed coppery red. Autumn color is yellow
with a hint of orange. Blooms from late winter
through early spring with a strong sweet scent.
Excellent cultivar for the South! Zones 5-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
24-30", 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Aphrodite'
A new star of the witch hazel world, from the
originator of 'Angelly' and 'Aurora'. Hailed as a
color breakthrough and awarded three stars at
the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society trials.
Unique burnt-orange flowers on a spreading,
vigorous plant flowering in the late winter.
Zones 5-8 H: 7-9 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55 3-4', 3 gal. $65
The darkest red-flowered witch hazel cultivar
introduced to date. 'Birgit' has rich purple-red
flowers produced on a vigorous plant. Autumn
color is butter yellow, suffused orange red.
Although not highly scented, 'Birgit' will add a
unique touch to your winter landscape. Zones
5-8 H: 12-15 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Brandis'
New! 'Brandis' has yellow flowers with a hint
of purple at the base of the petals. It has an
upright, spreading habit. The flowers are not
fragrant. The green leaves emerge in spring
with maroon tints. The fall color is yellow.
Zones 5-8 H: 6-10 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55
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Hamamelis xintermedia 'Chantal' (Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Westerstede'
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Chantal'
(Witch Hazel)
New! 'Chantal' has a profusion of curved, vibrant, cardinal-red flower petals with a maroon
calyx. Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 2 gal. $35
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Orange Encore' (Witch Hazel)
Brotzman. Leaves are heavily flushed with
maroon all season long! Autumn brings a
showy spectacle as the colors change from
deep maroon purple to crimson. Flowers are
very late, of a deep yellow with a brownish red
calyx, appearing light orange from a distance.
Zones 5-8 H: 8 ft. W: 8 ft.
UPAM
24-30", 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Chris' (Witch
Hazel)
Named in 2014 by Danny de Belder, this is a
seedling growing at Hemelrijk in Belgium which
Chris Lane and his friend Chris Sanders have
admired for years and which Danny kindly
named for them. It is very floriferous, deep
golden yellow color, and of full, bushy habit
with some autumn foliage color. Zones 5-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Ostergold'
New! You won't find this one anywhere else. A
spreading, strong vigorous variety. New foliage
is maroon purple, turning green and then a
striking yellow in autumn. Golden yellow flowers with a maroon calyx bloom in late winter.
Not fragrant. Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 12-14 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 2 gal. $35 3-4', 3 gal. add extra
shipping $65
18-24", 3 gal. $55 3-4', 3 gal. $65
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Diane'
This is one of the best red-flowering witch
hazels. More copper-red than red, with wide
spreading branches. Although it tends to retain
some of its leaves in winter, its fragrance,
reliable and profuse bloom with great fall color
make this an all-around favorite. Blooms in late
winter. Zones 5-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Pallida'
Formerly considered a form of H. mollis. Still
widely regarded as the best light yellow cultivar
for landscape use, the sulphur yellow flowers of
'Pallida' glow in the late winter garden. Sweet
and strong fragrance in early to mid-winter.
Zones 5-8 H: 9-10 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $55 3-4', 3 gal. $65
18-24", 2 gal. $45
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Feuerzauber'
Coppery-orange petals are suffused with red.
Flowering season is mid to late winter, with
orange red fall color on a vigorous plant. Zones
5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
30-36", 3 gal. $55
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Sunburst'
(Witch Hazel)
A magnificent display in mid-to-late winter,
producing masses of spider-like, large-petaled, lemon yellow flowers. Habit is a narrowly
upright vase shape with ascending branches.
Yellow-orange to yellow fall color is very
eye-catching. Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 7-9 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 2 gal. $45 4-5', 3 gal. add extra
shipping $65
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Glowing
Embers' (Witch Hazel)
Originally a Japanese selection named 'Iwado'
from famous nurseryman Kochiro Wada,
renamed 'Glowing Embers' by Chris Lane
due to confusion over the original plant. It's
a low-growing spreading plant with slightly
fragrant coppery orange flowers blooming in
midwinter. Zones 5-8 H: 7-8 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
Clusters of fragrant bright yellow flowers in
February through March are the outstanding
feature of this upright growing selection from
Broken Arrow Nursery. Plant in full sun to part
shade with good drainage, underplant with
early spring bulbs in blue and you'll have an
easy care showpiece for very little effort! Zones
5-8 H: 6-10 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $55
18-24", 2 gal. $35 3-4', 3 gal. $65
Hamamelis xintermedia 'John' (Witch
Hazel)
New! A Hemelrijk selection. Hamamelophile
Chris Lane states that it is a vigorous and upright grower, eventually rounding out to about
10 X 10 feet. Flowers are golden yellow tinted
red at their bases, calyx is reddish maroon.
Overall effect is golden-orange. Blooms midwinter. The flowers have no scent. Zones 5-8
H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Sweet Sunshine'
Hamamelis xintermedia 'Westerstede'
Praised by Chris Lane for its resistance to mildew in the south and extreme cold hardiness in
the north. It is often the last witch hazel to flower in our gardens. Has good fall color. Named
by Heinrich Bruns and named for the town
where his nursery was located. Similar color
to H. 'Arnold Promise but resistant to mildew.
Zones 5-8 H: 12-15 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
2-3', 3 gal. $55
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Hibiscus syriacus Blueberry Smoothie™ (Rose of Sharon)
Hibiscus syriacus Blueberry Smoothie™ (Rose of Sharon)
New! Beautiful double blooms of bluish-purple
adorn Blueberry Smoothie™ all summer long.
Absolutely the best of this color in Rose of
Sharon. Brought from Korea by Don Shadow.
Typical upright vase shaped growth habit.
Perfect for a hedge or mass planting. 'Murasaki
tama' PPAF Zones 5-10 H: 6-8 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UDAM
Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights™
Hydrangea aspera 'Elegant Sound
Pavilion'
New! 'Elegant Sound Pavilion' has full mophead flower clusters rather than the usual lacecaps characteristic of the species (plants may
exhibit both types when young). Flowers open
in tones of chartreuse, before changing to ivory
and fading to pale pink. Large, textured, lanceshaped leaves up to 8" long provide additional
interest. Zones 7-10 H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30 15-18", 3 gal. $45
PHM
Hibiscus syriacus Danica™ (Rose of
Sharon)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'After Midnight'
New! Beautiful double blooms of white with petals tips stained red look like white carnations
dipped in red ink. A very elegant, refined and
beautiful flower. Typical upright vase shaped
growth habit. Perfect for a hedge or mass
planting. ('Variegata') Zones 5-10 H: 6-8 ft. W:
3-4 ft.
15-18", 2 gal. $35
New! Blooms summer into fall. Dark pink flowers when grown in alkaline soil or purplish-blue
in acid soil. Sepals age to a light purple and
retain their color for a long period. Compact
habit. Zones 6-9 H: 4 ft. W: 4 ft.
PM
UDAM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Hovenia dulcis var koreana (Japanese
Raisin Tree or Oriental Raisin Tree)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cabbage
Patch' (Mophead Hydrangea)
10-15", 1 gal. $30
New! A deciduous shrub with gorgeous dark
green leaves and greenish white flowers during
the summer months. The flowers are extremely
fragrant and attract pollinators like bees and
butterflies. Zones 5-8 H: 25-50 ft. W: 20-30 ft.
UPAM
30-36", 1 gal. $45
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 'Mirranda'
Wow! A variegated climbing hydrangea! Leaves
are boldly edged with gold, sometimes more
than half the leaf. Flowers are white. Zones 4-8
H: 30-40 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
PHAM
15-18", 1 gal. $30
New! Unusual, thick, serrated dark green
leaves twist around the stem. Clusters of reddish-pink lacecap flowers in spring make for a
striking display. Zones 7-9 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
PM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Hydrangea macrophylla Contour™
(Mophead)
New! A reblooming mophead beauty with
blueish purple flowers. Petals are white
underneath that gives a shadow effect to the
either blue or pink color of the top of the petal.
Contour has a tight growing habit about 4 X 4
ft, making it perfect for smaller spaces. Blue in
acidic soil (or with aluminum sulfate).‘Saxslimar’ PPAF Zones 5-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea arborescens ssp radiata
'Samantha' (Smooth Hydrangea)
Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights™ 'Expression'
PMN
UPM
Samantha' is a favorite here at RareFind. Imagine 'Annabelle'(a white mophead) but with the
bonus of leaves backed in pure silver. Blooms
on new wood in early-midsummer so prune
early spring. Enjoys moisture and shady site.
Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent
moisture. Zones 4-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
10-15", 2 gal. $45
Hydrangea arborescens White
Dome™ (Smooth Hydrangea)
White lacecap flowers provide a nice contrast
to mopheads. Unlike most other H. arborescens varieties, strong stems carry domeshaped blooms upright, even after heavy rain.
Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent
moisture. Flowers on new growth. AKA 'Dardom' PP14,168 Zones 4-9 H: 3-5 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PMN
15-18", 1 gal. $25
A delicate and lovely DOUBLE reblooming
mophead hydrangea with a compact habit.
Flowers are pinkish rose or blue depending on
soil pH. Foliage is a dark glossy green. Prefers
partial shade and moist soil. AKA Double
Delights™ 'Rie 06' Zones 5-9 H: 30-36 in. W:
30-36 in.
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights™ 'Wedding Gown' (Lacecap)
Fully double white flowers with strong stems
bloom earlier than other hydrangeas and
continue through summer until frost. Flower
clusters start out as mopheads and open as
lacecaps, turning pink as they age. Growth
habit is compact, requiring less pruning and
maintenance. aka 'Dancing Snow' PP21052
Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
UPM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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Hydrangea macrophylla Firefly™ (Mophead)
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'
Hydrangea macrophylla Firefly™
(Mophead)
New! Semi-double Mophead flowers with
bicolor petals. Dark pink and buttermilk-colored
individual florettes mature to bright pink-edged,
cream-centered flowers. Blooms all Summer
long. Compact habit. Zones 6-9 H: 4 ft. W: 4 ft.
PM
Hydrangea macrophylla 'White King'
(Next Generation Snow Storm)
Earlier to bloom than other hydrangeas;
gorgeous pure white flowers against dark
green foliage. Traditional mophead style with a
compact habit, very low-maintenance. Suitable
for the shade garden or as a container plant.
PP21,065 Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
UPM
Hydrangea macrophylla L.A. Dreamin'™ (Mophead)
Hydrangea paniculata Bobo® (Dwarf
Panicle Hydrangea)
PM
UPAM
10-15", 3 gal. $45
New! L.A. Dreamin is the first macrophylla to
show blue, pink and everything in between
on the same plant without any need for soil
additives. As it matures it can bloom in shades
of blue, purple, and pink at the same time. This
re-bloomer also makes a good container plant.
Zones 6-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Compact, upright and mounded plant habit
well branched, flowers early and profusely
on strong and sturdy stems that hold blooms
upright; large conical flower heads with numerous white-colored sterile flowers that become
red-purple. From Proven Winners. PP21,008
'ILVOBO' Zones 4-9 H: 18-36 in. W: 3-4 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Hydrangea macrophylla Lime Lovebird™ (Mophead)
New! Long lasting flowers in contrasting green
and pink shades are produced in abundance.
Eventually, by midsummer flowers mature
to bright pink(or blue). A very tight, compact
growing shrub to about 3 feet by 3-4 feet in
size. It is not a remontant variety. Zones 6-9 H:
3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell'
Panicle, Pee Gee
Bombshell's' claim to fame is that it has more
flowers per plant than any other H. paniculata.
White flowers cover this compact plant from
early summer on, turning pink by late summer.
Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
PM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mother's
Love' (Mophead)
Hydrangea paniculata Honeycomb
('Levana')
6-10", 1 gal. $25
New! A long blooming Hydrangea with soft pink
flower clusters. 'Mothers Love' has dark foliage
making those soft pink flowers pop all summer
long. PPAF Zones 5-10 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
New! Huge white lacecap-type blooms are surrounded by large white-colored sterile flowers
on strong stems that hold the flowers upright.
Large flower size and dramatic growth habit
make this a unique cultivar. Heat and partial
shade tolerant. Fragrant flowers are attractive
to butterflies. PP22,614 Zones 3-8 H: 10 ft. W:
5-7 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' (Dwarf
Mophead Hydrangea)
Perfect for planting anywhere you need a small
hydrangea! This petite beauty stays between
2-3' high and wide, blooming in midsummer
with pinkish-red to purple flowers. Does not
turn blue. Likes shade and moist soil- northern,
eastern or western exposure- anything but
southern sun! Limited quantities. Zones 6-9 H:
2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
Hydrangea paniculata Sweet Summer
Mid-sized, full Hydrangea with an extreme
number of dense panicles. Green flowers
mature to white in Summer and turn shades
of pink in Fall. Shows white AND shades of
pink all at the same time! Very strong stems for
great cut flowers. Zones 3-8 H: 4 in. W: 4 in.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
PM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sweet Fantasy' (Mophead)
New! Very unique speckled flowers are
produced all summer long in pink or blue depending on your soil. Plant is a strong grower
and fall color is yellow with red streaks for additional interest. Zones 6-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'
Unique' boasts huge, creamy white flower
heads that mature to pink and attractive dark
green, glossy leaves.Flowers are good for cutting but also provide winter interest if left on the
plant. Makes for a stunning display in shaded
gardens or mixed shrub plantings. Zones 4-8
H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
2-3', 3 gal. $35
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Yuki gessho' (Panicle, Pee Gee)
Hydrangea paniculata 'Yuki gessho'
(Panicle, Pee Gee)
RARE! Variegated H. paniculata cultivars are
uncommon, so we were excited to obtain this
one from Japan via Barry Yinger. The leaves
are green and creamy white, speckled and
spattered, with white flowers in panicles in late
summer. Zones 5-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
PAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Hypericum x Blue Velvet™ (St. John's Wort)
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Your tax dollars at work! A very popular release
from the USNA oakleaf hydrangea breeding
program, with large 9" upright inflorescences
held above dark green foliage on a compact
growing plant. A companion to 'Munchkin', with
flowers that open white, turn pale pink then
rose. Fall foliage turns mahogany red. Zones
5-8 H: 30-36 in. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 1 gal. $25 24-30", 3 gal. $45
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' (Oakleaf)
In the south, it will grow 8 to 10 feet tall, and
is less spreading than 'Alison'. Lustrous, dark
green foliage turns burgundy in fall. Zones 6-8
H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Oakleaf Hydrangea
A true garden classic, this is the standard
against which other oakleaf hydrangeas are
judged. Compact panicles of white flowers in
June on strong stems that do not flop over.
Excellent in both full sun or part shade. Fall
foliage is a beautiful deep red-burgundy and
winter brings showy peeling cinnamon-colored
bark. Zones 5-9 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 1 gal. $30
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Amethyst'
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Smaller statured and more compact shrub to
6' high by 6' wide. Flowers average 6 inches in
length, sepals cream-white, turning wine-red
and holding the color when dry. Flowers are
held upright. Zones 5-9 H: 5-8 ft. W: 5-8 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea quercifolia Snowflake™
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)
A 2014 cover feature, with very distinctive and
showy double flowers that continue to grow
from the center, producing new bracts over older ones which later turn pink. Flower panicles
have an interesting two color effect as the older
bracts age. Fall color is red and peeling bark
is attractive in the winter. aka 'Brido' PP3047'
Zones 5-9 H: 5-8 ft. W: 5-8 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' Oakleaf Hydrangea
This has some of the biggest, fattest flower
heads around. Tight and extremely double
panicles of white flowers can weigh as much
as one pound apiece. Originally found growing
in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery,
Attalla, AL by T.A.McDaniel. Zones 5-9 H: 5-8
ft. W: 5-8 ft.
Hydrangea serrata 'Oamacha Variegata' or 'Omacha Nishiki'
Truly unusual addition to your variegated
hydrangea collection. The centers of the leaves
are marbled with gold. Flowers are lacecap
type, blue to pink. Fall color is often dark red.
Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
PHM
UPAMN
3-6", 1 gal. $25
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort)
24-30", 2 gal. $35
Little Honey' is a golden-leaved sport of 'Pee
Wee' that arose in tissue culture at Brigg's
Nursery. Leaves and stems turn brilliant red in
fall. PP15,477 Zones 5-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
New! A compact, deciduous shrub with 3”
bright yellow flowers that contrast nicely with
the dark green foliage. Tolerates a wide range
of soils. Zones 5-9 H: 2-4 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of
Hearts' (Oakleaf)
New! This showy hydrangea is a hybrid of
'Snow Queen' and 'Pee Wee'. Nine inch long
flower heads appear in early summer about a
week later than most oak leafs and are held
upright above the foliage. Flowers open white,
then slowly age to a deep pink. Dark green
summer foliage turns mahogany-red in the fall.
Zones 5-8 H: 6 ft. W: 9 ft.
UPAMN
Hypericum x Blue Velvet™ (St. John's
Wort)
New! Attractive blue-velvet foliage provides
the perfect backdrop for the bright yellow
flowers that appear throughout the summer.
Ornamental red fruit ripens in Fall. Tolerant of
drought, salt and deer. PPAF Zones 4-9 H: 2-3
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPDAR
15-18", 3 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $25 15-18", 3 gal. $45
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Idesia polycarpa (Igiri Tree)
Ilex opaca 'Governor Joel Parker' (Male American Holly)
Idesia polycarpa (Igiri Tree)
New! Becomes a large deciduous tree with
leathery heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow-green flowers. Dangling panicles of bright
red fruit adorn the female of the species, much
like chandelier earrings. Spectacular in winter.
Zones 6-9 H: 20-30 in. W: 20-30 in.
UPAM
2-3', 1 gal. $35 3-4', 1 gal. add extra shipping
$35
Ilex glabra 'Pretty Girl' (Female Inkberry Holly)
A petite damsel among the inkberries, natives
of the eastern US where they are found
growing in damp and shady spots, often along
roadsides. Leaves are set around the twigs in
rosette fashion and are smaller and rounder
than other inkberry clones. Prolific producer of
black fruit when a male clone like 'Pretty Boy is
nearby. Zones 5-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMWN
18-24", 1 gal. $25 18-24", 1 gal. $30
Ilex glabra 'All Gold'' (Inkberry holly)
Ron found this all gold sport of 'Gold Mine',
itself a sport of the ubiquitous variety 'Shamrock'. It's more stable than 'Gold Mine' but color
is best in full sun. Plant in moist soil and use
'Pretty Boy' as a pollinator if you want the black
fruit for the birds. Showy, hardy and a wee bit
like owning the end of a rainbow! Zones 4-9 H:
4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UAMWN
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' (Female Inkberry Holly)
One of the best selections of our native
inkberry has a broad upright habit and holds
its foliage at the base of the plant. Tolerates
heat, drought, sun, shade and transplanting
and grows exceptionally well in urban areas. A
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal
Plant Award Winner, it is pest and disease
resistant. Zones 4-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
6-10", 1 gal. $25 15-18", 3 gal. $45
Ilex glabra 'Compacta' (Inkberry Holly)
A great selection of our native evergreen
inkberry holly noted for its compact growth
habit and rounded leaves. Will grow as a tight
ball shape with no pruning. Females produce
small, black berries in fall. Good substitution
for boxwood when soil is poorly drained. We
currently do not know the sex of these plants.
AKA 'Squats' Zones 5-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMWN
Ilex integra 'Green Shadow' (Mochi
Holly)
New! Originally grown from the JC Raulston
Arboretum's plant which they received in 2000
and by 2007 had grown through the roof of
their Lath House. The two-tone green leaves
are broadly edged in creamy white. It has
proven to be a vigorous, upright grower and
deserves a place in any garden. Reportedly
hardy to zone 6b. Zones 6-9 H: 10 ft. W: 3 ft..
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Ilex glabra 'Gold Mine' (Variegated
Female Inkberry Holly)
Strike gold with this sport of 'Shamrock'!
Variegated inkberry hollies are rare- this is the
only one we're aware of. It's very showy,with
a bright yellow-gold band around the leaf
margins and occasionally an entire gold leaf.
Native and moisture-tolerant but needs full sun
for optimum color. PPAF. Zones 4-9 H: 4-6 ft.
W: 4-6 ft.
Ilex opaca 'Cardinal' (American Holly)
New! Has a more narrow stance than other
opaca varieties with lighter red fruit, medium
green leaf color and size. Matures at 30 feet.
Zones 6-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAMNR
18-24", 2 quart $35
UPAMWN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Ilex glabra 'Nova Scotia'
New! This compact form comes from Nova
Scotia and makes a rounded shrub of 2-3 feet.
Its leaves are a deeper green and smaller than
the species. We find it superior to the more
common varieties and makes an excellent
foundation plant. It is a female and produces
the standard black inkberries. Zones 4-9 H: 2-3
ft. W: 2-3 ft.
Ilex opaca 'Dan Fenton' Female American Holly
Dan' has dark green heavy textured foliage,
vigorous growth, nice pyramidal 30 foot form
and a profusion of showy red berries. Certainly
one of the best female American hollies. Zones
5-9 H: 10-20 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPAMNR
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Ilex glabra 'Pretty Boy' (Male Inkberry
Holly)
Ilex opaca 'Governor Joel Parker'
(Male American Holly)
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Use 'Pretty Boy' as a pollinator for your female
inkberry hollies. Very narrow (1" inch long but
just 1/4" wide) dark green foliage sets it apart
giving this compact grower a fine texture. Likes
moist soil and tolerates part shade or full sun.
Zones 5-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMWN
15-18", 1 gal. $25
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RareFind exclusive! Our introduction of a
magnificent male holly found growing in front of
the former Smithburg Tavern, birthplace of Joel
Parker (1816-88) Governor of NJ. Zones 5-9 H:
15-20 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAMNR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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Ilex opaca 'Jersey Knight'
Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (Winterberry Holly)
Ilex opaca 'Jersey Knight'
An excellent male form with lustrous dark
green leaves introduced by Dr. Orton at Rutgers. Great for pollinating your harem. (Picture
is of original tree at Rutgers.) Zones 5-9 H:
15-18 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPAMNR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Ilex opaca 'Satyr Hill'
One of the top five varieties of American
holly. The fruit is large, red and well distributed on the tree, which may reach 30'. Dark
evergreen leaves are aptly described as "tortoise-shaped". Pinch when young for fullness.
Limited quantity available. Zones 5-9 H: 8-10
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Ilex opaca 'Longwood Gardens'
New! Yellow-fruited Ilex opaca (female
American holly). Any male American holly will
pollinate. Zones 5-9 H: 15-20 ft. W: 5-10 ft.
UPAMNR
2-3', 1 gal. $35
Ilex opaca 'Weston' (American Holly)
A female seedling selection by Wayne Mezitt
of Weston Nurseries for its unusual narrow
leaves. In the presence of a male pollinator,
globose scarlet-red berries form in June and
ripen September/October. Plant in full sun in
moist, well-drained, acid soil. Zones 5-8 H: 2030 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
UPAMNR
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Ilex opaca 'Martha's Vineyard' (American Holly)
New! A broad leaf dark evergreen with little tiny
creamy white flowers that open in May. Martha’s Vineyard gets bright red berries in the late
fall that will add winter interest to your garden.
Needs a male pollinator to ensure fruit. Zones
5-9 H: 12-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Ilex opaca 'Maryland Dwarf'
Grown for its distinctive low mounding habit,
rather than the typical upright pyramidal form.
Typical matte-green leaves with attractive red
fruit. Like most American hollies, it's tolerant
of salt spray, doesn't mind shade when young,
and benefits from pinching or pruning. Needs
male I. opaca as pollinator for fruit production.
Zones 6-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
Ilex opaca 'Winter Sun' (Female American Holly)
A brand new selection from Holly Ridge Nursery. Fruits are an unusual bright orange-yellow
to peach color. Any male Ilex opaca variety
will help provide fruit. Zones 5-8 H: 10-15 ft.
W: 5-8 ft.
UPAMNR
15-18", 2 quart $25
Ilex opaca 'Xanthocarpa' (Female
American Holly)
Clear bright yellow instead of red fruit and
leathery green leaves. Native to the Eastern
US, American hollies are tolerant of wet soils,
forming a majestic evergreen tree. Zones 5-9
H: 8-10 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMNR
UPAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Ilex opaca 'Miss Helen' (American
Holly)
Ilex pedunculosa (female) Longstalk
Holly
10-15", 1 gal. $25
New! 'Miss Helen' has a dense, conical habit. It
is a slow grower that will reach about 6-8' high
in 10 years and ultimately (slowly) matures to
about 25'. As long as there is a male pollinator
near by it will bear abundant red fruits that will
last into the winter and provide food for a variety of birds. Zones 5-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
A very classy, elegant evergreen holly with
glossy, non-spiny leaves. The name comes
from the fact the fruits are produced on 1 to
1.5 inch stalks (pedicels). Site in a location
protected from winter winds. Zones 5-7 H: 1015 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Ilex opaca 'Old Heavyberry' Female
American Holly
Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (Winterberry Holly)
UPAMNR
UPAMWN
Dark glossy leaves retain their color in severe
winters, with heavy crops of large red berries
displayed to perfection on a striking tree. Zones
5-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Sprite-like stature to 3 feet, plus numerous, extra large berries combine to make this a super
plant suitable for smaller properties. Zones 3-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
18-24", 2 gal. $40
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Ilex verticillata 'Rhett Butler'
Illicium henryi (Henry Anise Tree)
Ilex verticillata 'Rhett Butler'
As one might expect, Rhett Butler is the male
pollinator for the female winterberry holly 'Scarlet O' Hara'. While it does not have the showy
fruit of its female counterpart, Rhett Butler is
a handsome shrub on its own. It has a denser
habit and smaller leaf than the species. Zones
3-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMWN
Ilex x 'Emily Bruner' ('Emily Bruner'
Holly)
(cornuta X latifolia). New! An excellent evergreen screen! This beauty has showy yellow
flowers in the spring and is filled with red
berries during the fall and winter. Zones 7-9 H:
15-20 ft. W: 5-10 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 3 gal. $45
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'
This courtly Casanova squires the late-blooming ladies, including 'Shaver', Berry Nice®,
'Winter Red' and 'Winter Gold'. Tall and handsome, he grows to be approximately 10-15
feet high and wide. Zones 3-9 H: 10-15 ft. W:
10-15 ft.
UPAMWN
18-24", 1 gal. $25 18-24", 3 gal. $45
Illicium floridanum 'Alba' (Florida
Anise Tree)
Small evergreen tree. The whole plant has an
attractive aroma, and deer leave them completely alone! Flowers are about an inch and
a half in diameter. This variety has pure white
flowers as opposed to the normal maroon-red.
Zones 7-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PHMNR
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'
Our native deciduous hollies really light up
the winter garden! This is one of the very best
winterberries, with large and abundant bright
red fruit. The standard against which others
are measured. Use 'Southern Gentleman' as
pollinator. Tolerates wet feet and part shade!
Zones 4-8 H: 7-8 ft. W: 7-8 ft.
UPAMWN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Illicium floridanum Compact form
(Florida Anise Tree)
This form grows upright and stays unusually
compact, 3 to 5' tall. Leaves are almost rhododendron-like, with an attractive aroma. Flowers
are the typical maroon-red. Like other illiciums,
it prefers moist, well-drained, high organic matter soils in partial shade. Deer detest this small
evergreen tree native to the SE US. Zones 6-9
H: 3-5 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PHMR
18-24", 3 gal. $50
Ilex x 'Apollo' Hybrid Winterberry Holly
verticillata x serrata. The all-purpose studmuffin
of choice for many female winterberries, as his
season of bloom overlaps the I.verticillata and
I.serrata cultivars. Limited quantity available.
For best pollination plant the male within 50100' away from the female plant. Prefers moist
soil and tolerates shade or full sun. Zones 4-8
H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-7 ft.
UPHANR
Illicium floridanum 'Semmes' (Florida
Anise-tree)
This selection has the typical star-shaped
flowers though in white instead of the typical
deep red. They show up nicely against the dark
green lance-shaped foliage. Wonderfully fragrant foliage is very resistant to deer browsing.
Zones 6-8 H: 5-8 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PHMNR
15-18", 1 gal. $25
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Ilex x aquipernyi Dragon Lady® 'Meschick' (Female Hybrid Holly)
Illicium floridanum 'Zodiac'
UPAM
PHMNR
New! This female Holly has an upright,
symmetrical, very narrow pyramidal form that
makes it useful in any size landscape. Spiny,
dark-green leaves are attractive year round
and provide a great backdrop for the fruits that
mature to a scarlet-red in the fall and last well
into winter. Zones 6-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Our exclusive introduction from the Henry
Foundation for Botanical Research in Gladwynne, PA. Collected by Mary Gibson Henry
in Bibb County, AL in 1960, the original plant
is still thriving and 12'! It has narrower, pointed
leaves than typical and an especially strong
foliar fragrance which deer avoid. Nice red
flowers. Zones 6-9 H: 5-7 ft. W: 5-7 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
18-24", 3 gal. $50
Ilex x attenuata 'Longwood Gold'
(Female Topal Holly)
seedling of 'Fosteri'. Longwood Gardens selection made for its yellow fruit color and superior
cold tolerance. Zones 6-9 H: 10-12 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMR
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Illicium henryi (Henry Anise Tree)
Glossy anise-scented evergreen foliage, dense
pyramidal form and shade-tolerance, but can
tolerate sun. Blooms in shades of salmon pink
in late spring with some late season blooms.
Excellent as a specimen or privacy screen in
moist well-drained soil. A plant in central PA
endured -28 F with no damage, untouched by
deer! Zones 6-9 H: 5-8 ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PHMR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
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Illicium lanceolatum (Lance-leaved Anise Shrub)
Illicium lanceolatum (Lance-leaved
Anise Shrub)
Very uncommon species from Hangzhou
Botanical Garden in China, with narrow leaves
but fantastic orange flowers! Somewhat similar
to I. henryi in flower. Ours are cuttings grown
from a plant performing well in full sun in a field
in Kennett Square, PA Zones 6-9 H: 5-6 ft. W:
5-7 ft.
PHMR
24-30", 3 gal. $75
Illicium mexicanum 'Aztec Fire' (Mexican Anise-Tree)
Found by JC Raulston on a Yucca Do Nursery
expedition to northeastern Mexico. Distinguished by its larger flowers, which are borne
on longer peduncles, thus extending the
flowers further outward away from the foliage
making for a more showy plant. Zones 7-9 H:
6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
PHMR
15-18", 1 gal. $30
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet' (Mountain Laurel)
Kalmia angustifolia 'Poke Logan'
Sheep Laurel
This cultivar from Maine has a delightful
luster to the leaves and light pink flowers. The
species grows in a number of soil conditions
including rocky barrens, old pastures, and wet
sterile soils, usually in semi-shade. Zones 2-8
H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel' (Mountain
Laurel)
A real beauty. In May and June pink buds open
to white flowers with burgundy stripes and
blotches. Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy,
well-drained soils in part shade. Mulch well to
keep roots cool in the heat of summer. Black
walnut tolerant. Zones 4-8 H: 8 ft. W: 8 ft.
UPHAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $30
Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine)
Kalmia latifolia 'Elf' (Mountain Laurel)
UPAM
UPHAMNR
Winter jasmine is a new addition to our rapidly
growing collection of hardy plants that flower
in the coldest season of the year. Vivid yellow
flowers on bright green stems open over a long
period from January through March. Zones
6-10 H: 2-3 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
The first miniature cultivar to be released.
Leaves and internodes are short. Flowers are
normal sized, typical wild type color, pale pink
in bud, opening white. Can be distinguished
from the other, newer dwarf varieties by the
matte finished leaves. Zones 5-7 H: 2-3 ft. W:
2-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 3 gal. $55
Kalmia angustifolia (sheep laurel)
A very hardy medium textured evergreen shrub
native to Michigan east to Maine and down
through Georgia. The foliage is a beautiful blue
green color. Rose-pink flowers are borne in late
June. Requires a cool, moist, acidic, organic
soil for best performance. Great for naturalizing
and works well with other broadleaf evergreens. Zones 2-8 H: 1-3 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
UPAMNR
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Kalmia angustifolia 'Hammonasset'
(Sheep Laurel)
This compact stoloniferous form of K.angustifolia was found growing within a few hundred
feet of the Hammonasset River in Connecticut
in 1961. Foliage is a rich blue evergreen. Rosered flowers are 1/2", across borne in up to 2"
diameter corymbs from June to July. Zones 2-8
H: 1-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMNR
Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker' (Mountain
Laurel)
Deep red flower buds open to near white flowers which makes a showy contrast as both are
present at the same time. Dark green glossy
foliage provides a great backdrop. A compact
plant habit and resistance to leaf spot complete
the package. Prefers sun to part shade, welldrained soil. Zones 4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPHAMNR
10-15", 1 gal. $30 15-18", 3 gal. $55
Kalmia latifolia 'Keepsake' (Mountain
Laurel)
A favorite of both RareFind staff and customers, the open flowers of 'Keepsake' are a
dramatic burgundy on the inside, set off by a
thin white edge. Outstanding dark green glossy
foliage and a well-branched and rounded plant
habit. Blooms about a week later than most
other mountain laurel varieties. Zones 5-8 H:
5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
UPHAMNR
Kalmia angustifolia 'Kennebago'
(Sheep Laurel)
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet' (Mountain
Laurel)
UPAMNR
UPHAMNR
New! Darker pink flowers and a more compact
habit than typical although not as compact
as ‘Hammonasset’. The leaves on this Maine
selection are more lustrous than the species.
Discovered near Kennebago Lake. Deer resistant. Zones 2-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
10-15", 1 gal. $30 15-18", 3 gal. $55
This is a miniature mountain laurel with small
glossy leaves. The banded flowers, however,
are larger than the plant would suggest. The
flowers are pink in bud and fade to white with a
richly colored cinnamon banding. Zones 5-7 H:
3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $30 10-15", 2 gal. $35 15-18", 3
gal. $55
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Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire' (Mountain Laurel)
Lagerstroemia Enduring Summer™ Red (Crape Myrtle)
Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire' (Mountain Laurel)
Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' (Japanese
Kerria)
UPHAMNR
UPAM
John Eichelser of Olympia, Washington
introduced this seedling of 'Ostbo Red' in the
late 70's. It has heavy, glossy, dark green wavy
foliage. Flowers are red in bud, opening pink.
Plant habit is compact. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
4-5 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $35 15-18", 3
gal. $55
Kalmia latifolia 'Peppermint' (Mountain Laurel)
Peppermint spice adds everything nice! Selected for its unique flower color pattern, white
flowers with zesty red stripes radiating out from
the center. Good for naturalizing, as plant habit
tends to be somewhat open. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5
ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPHAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $35
New! ‘Pleniflora’ is a double-flowered cultivar
that features round, pom-pom-like, golden-yellow flowers in Spring. Great for an open
woodland garden under the canopy of large
trees. Its bright green bark adds winter interest.
Zones 4-9 H: 6-10 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Koelreuteria paniculata (Goldenraintree) Seedlings of 'Woodlander's Low'
New! Seed grown from a compact form of
Koelreuteria. Yellow, summer-flowering trees
are rare, and this is spectacular in July. Long,
loose panicles of yellow flowers are followed
by papery capsules enclosing small seeds. The
compound leaves are attractively incised, and
turn yellow-gold in the fall. Zones 5-9 H: 10-15
ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UDAM
18-24", 1 gal. $30
Kalmia latifolia 'Pink Charm' (Mountain Laurel)
Koelreuteria paniculata 'Coral Sun'
(Goldenraintree)
UPHAMNR
UDAMR
New! Pink Charm mountain laurel typically
reaches 5-8’ tall and wide with attractive glossy
evergreen foliage. The large 4-8” clusters of
angular flowers are produced on branch tips.
Deep pink buds are borne in May opening to a
clear medium pink flower. Zones 5-8 H: 5-8 ft.
W: 5-8 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
New! Yellow summer-flowering trees are rare,
and this is spectacular in July, with 12-15"
loose panicles of yellow flowers followed by
papery capsules enclosing small seeds. The
compound leaves are attractively incised, and
turn yellow-gold in the fall. Zones 5-8 H: 25-30
ft. W: 25-30 ft.
3-4', 3 gal. add extra shipping $65
Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine' (Mountain
Laurel)
Pure white flowers set off by dark green leaves.
Zones 5-7 H: 3-4 in. W: 3-4 in .
UPHANR
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Flame' (Crape
Myrtle)
[('Whit VII’ (Siren Red) x 'Arapaho') X 'Chocolate Mocha']. New! The Ebony series of crape
myrtles have incredibly dark purple-black
leaves that do not fade all summer long. 'Ebony Flame' has true red flowers and an upright
growth habit, the most narrow of the group.
Zones 6-9 H: 10-12 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UAMR
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Kalmia latifolia 'Raspberry Glow'
(Mountain Laurel)
A fast growing selection with nice dark green
glossy leaves, and rich raspberry-pink flowers.
The inside of the flower is a bit lighter in color.
The growth habit tends to be horizontal, making a plant about twice as wide as tall. Zones
4-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPHAMNR
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $35 15-18", 3
gal. $55
Kalmia latifolia 'Sarah' (Mountain
Laurel)
One of our favorite mountain laurels! Excellent
for planting when plants will be viewed from a
distance, as flowers read as a clear coral pink
when open. Buds are red. Excellent glossy
green foliage with reddish new growth. Plant
habit is full and lush, perfect for gardens of
distinction. Zones 5-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPHAMNR
Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Glow' (Crape
Myrtle)
('Whit I' (Raspberry Sundae) X ‘Chocolate Mocha’). New! The Ebony series of crape myrtles
have incredibly dark purple-black leaves that
do not fade all summer long. 'Ebony Glow' has
an upright spreading growth habit. Red–purple
buds fade quickly to white. Zones 6-9 H: 8-12
ft. W: 3-6 ft.
UAMR
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Lagerstroemia Enduring Summer™
Red (Crape Myrtle)
New! Bright cherry red flowers appear in summer and rebloom well into the fall. The flowers
really pop against the deep green leaves.
Plant in full sun for a great focal point. Zone 6b
Zones 6-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
10-15", 2 gal. $35 15-18", 3 gal. $55
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Lagerstroemia 'Hopi' (Crape Myrtle)
Lagerstroemia 'Hopi' (Crape Myrtle)
New! A National Arboretum introduction with
clear light pink flowers in mid summer. This is
one of the smaller growing selections, forming
a dense rounded shrub in the 8-10 foot range.
Fall foliage color is orange-red and light graybrown peeling bark is ornamental in winter.
Zones 6-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Lagerstroemia indica Double Feature® (Crape Myrtle)
Unique phenomenon where it continues to rebloom on same panicle, without requiring new
growth of a new shoot. Sterile, ruby red flowers
and exceptionally early flower production.
Unique growth habit and size, larger than true
dwarf cultivars, but not likely to exceed 6 to 8
feet after many years. 'Whit IX' Zones 6-9 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
Lonicera sempervirens (Woodbine)
Leucothoe axillaris 'Tricolor' (Variegated Leucothoe)
New! Eye catching! Add some evergreen color
to your shade garden. 'Tricolor' has leaves of
red, yellow and green variegation. This plant
seldom suffers from disease or insect damage.
PP11008 Zones 5-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAMN
3-6", 1 gal. $25
Leucothoe keiskei
This leucothoe is very unusual because of
its low spreading slow growth habit and extra
large flowers. The new growth is red and the
winter color is deep purple. Although a dwarf
plant, the flowers actually have much bigger,
white, nodding bells than P. japonica. Zones
6-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
PAM
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Lagerstroemia indica Dynamite®
(Crape Myrtle)
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon
Variegata' (Sweetgum)
2-3', 1 gal. $25
Probably the best red crape myrtle, with cherry
red flowers that appear by early July and continuing until frost. Crimson new leaves quickly
change to green and orange in fall. Drought-tolerant and highly resistant to powdery mildew
and deer. Best in full sun. Zones 6-9 H: 15-20
ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UAM
New! This is a variegated selection of Liquidambar 'Worplesdon' introduced by RFN
in 2002. These plants, which resulted from a
sport in a tissue-culture lab, were acquired as
“misfits.” The variegation is varied in its pattern
and at times somewhat subtle. In autumn
leaves turn brilliant orange-red tones. Zones
5-9 H: 20-25 ft. W: 12-18 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
UPMN
Lagerstroemia indica Red Rocket®
(Crape Myrtle)
Liriodendron tulipifera "The Liberty
Tree"
Red Rocket® has cherry red flowers in huge,
cone shaped clusters which may be 20 inches
or more in length. Flower buds are dark crimson. Red Rocket® grows and flowers best in
full sun. Zones 6-9 H: 18-20 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
15-18", 1 gal. $25
New! Direct descendants from the last standing
Liberty Tree located in Annapolis, MD are
available today thanks to an arborist and the
Providence Forum. The 400+ year old tree took
a beating from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and
had to be cut down following a ceremony celebrating its long life. LIMITED QUANTITY bud
graphs. Zones 4-9 H: 60-90 ft. W: 30-60 ft.
UPAMN
3-4', 2 gal. add extra shipping $75
Lagerstroemia indica Siren Red®
(Crape Myrtle)
Has the deepest red flowers of any so far!
Leaves emerge wine red, maturing to dark
green and turning yellow to orange in fall.
Beautiful exfoliating bark is cinnamon brown.
Highly mildew resistant. Bred in Oklahoma by
Carl Whitcomb, introducer of many new and
excellent plants. Zones 6-9 H: 10-12 ft. W:
5-6 ft.
Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy' (Boxleaf
Honeysuckle)
Teeny-tiny leaves, semi-evergreen and deer-resistant! Doesn't really bloom but it's a great
texture plant. Zones 6-9 H: 2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAR
6-10", 1 quart $15
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Lagerstroemia indica 'Velma's Royal
Delight' (Crape Myrtle)
How lucky that one of the most cold-hardy
crape myrtles is also one of the prettiest! This
was tops in Kansas trials, as apparently it may
die to the ground in a bad winter, yet re-grow
and begin blooming earlier than other varieties.
Bright deep magenta flowers glow, on a shrubby, compact plant with an upright growth habit.
Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
Lonicera sempervirens (Woodbine)
A native woody vine with orange-red flowers. A
great plant for feeding hummingbirds. Flowers
give way to small red berries which mature in
fall and are attractive to birds. Blooms primarily
on previous year's stems, so prune to shape
after flowering. Zones 4-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAMNR
15-18", 1 gal. $20
UAMR
15-18", 1 gal. $25
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Lonicera sempervirens 'Sulphurea' (Yellow Coral Honeysuckle)
Lonicera sempervirens 'Sulphurea'
(Yellow Coral Honeysuckle)
New! This native deer resistant plant produces
tangerine yellow flowers 1 to 2 inches long
followed by big red berries that persist into fall
and early winter. Best in full sun and average
soil, but would also do well in light shade.
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Zones
5-9 H: 6-10 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
Magnolia 'Cotton Candy'
Magnolia acuminata var subcordata 'Skylands Best' (Cucumber Tree
Magnolia)
wild species. Bright yellow flowers and blooms
two times per year (early spring and late summer). Growth habit is compact and pyramidal.
Zones 4-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UAMN
UANR
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame'
Magnolia 'Betty'
10-15", 1 gal. $20
New! Extremely fragrant tubular, rose pink
flowers (to 2” long) with yellow interiors bloom
throughout much of the growing season. May
be grown as a twining vine or pruned back to
form a dense shrub. Zones 6-9 H: 10-15 ft. W:
18-24 in.
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $20
(liliiflora 'Nigra' X kobus var stellata 'Rosea').
Kosar. New! Great magnolia for a smaller garden. Flowers are purple-red outside, 8 inches
across, white inside with 12-15 tepals. The new
growth is copper-red. One of the classic "Little
Girls" series magnolias developed at the U. S.
National Arboretum. Zones 5-9 H: 10-15 ft. W:
10-15 ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Lonicera x purpusii (Fragrant Honeysuckle)
From late March to early April this produces
clusters of powerfully fragrant, creamy white
flowers. Despite the mass of flowers, berries
are rarely produced. Suitable for all but the
smallest of gardens, it provides both color and
a wonderfully sweet scent at a time of year
when most trees and shrubs are dormant.
Zones 5-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
('Vulcan' x 'Iolanthe'). Jury. This stunning New
Zealand-bred magnolia has extremely deep
burgundy flowers of tulip shape and size. They
are among the darkest flowered magnolias,
such a deep purple as to be almost black.
Flowers at a young age and grows with a slender upright growth habit. Zones 5-8 H: 15-20
ft. W: 812 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
18-24", 1 gal. $25 2-3', 3 gal. $45
Loropetalum chinense 'Longwood
Hardy'
This evergreen shrub is covered with clusters
of fragrant, fringe-like white flowers in early
Spring. Flowers may appear sporadically
throughout the season. 'Longwood Hardy' has
a spreading, layered habit that will add visual
interest to the garden even when not in bloom.
Benefits from planting in a protected site in
zone 7. Zones 7-9 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPAM
Magnolia 'Butterflies'
(acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' X denudata 'Sawada's Cream'). Savage. Neatly shaped tree with
deep yellow, truly precocious flowers, once the
tree begins blooming. Ten to fourteen tepals;
stamens red. Zones 5-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 10-15
ft.
UAM
2-3', 3 gal. $65 4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping
$75
3-6", 2 quart $18
Lycium barbarum (Goji Berry)
Goji berries have been eaten in Asia for generations in the hope of living longer. Flowers are
purple and appear in late spring/early summer,
producing juicy bright red fruits that resemble
small peppers. Long flexible stems run along
the ground and may need to be staked. Self
pollinating. Zones 5-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 5-7 ft.
UPDAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia acuminata 'Brenda' (Cucumber Tree Magnolia)
seedling of var. subcordata, but has glabrous,
not hairy twigs.. Mike Stansberry. One of the
deepest yellow flowered magnolias. Flower
is the same size as 'Butterflies', but a brighter
color. The leaves are thick and dark. Zones 4-8
H: 10-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
18-24", 2 gal. $65
(M. 'Legend' x M. 'Butterflies'). Leach. Blended
peachy pinks shading to yellow stripes make
'Coral Lake' very special. The interiors are
lighter than the exterior, for a two-tone effect.
Typical blossoms are 7" in diameter when fully
open. Semi-fastigiate in habit, reaching 11' tall
at 9 years. Blooms late, but before the leaves
expand. Zones 5-9 H: 10-12 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
UAMN
Magnolia 'Coral Lake'
Magnolia 'Cotton Candy'
('Red Baron' X 'Blushing Belle'). Dennis
Ledvina. This is a very promising new hybrid!
In parts of the world where it can be grown, M.
campbellii is considered the ultimate magnolia.
This new hybrid from Wisconsin is 7/16 hardy
M. acuminata and yet it looks like M. campbellii. Large, fragrant, rich pink flowers of the
classic "cup and saucer" shape. Zones 5-9 H:
20-40 ft. W: 15-30 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
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Magnolia 'Daybreak'
Magnolia kobus var stellata 'Chrysanthemumiflora'
Magnolia 'Daybreak'
Magnolia 'Golden Gift' Magnolia
UAM
UAM
('Woodsman' X 'Tina Durio'). Kehr. Many
"magnoliaphiles" say if you only have room for
one magnolia, make it 'Daybreak'! Extremely
fragrant flowers of clear rose-pink bloom just as
the leaves are emerging. Upright, narrow habit,
ultimately growing to 25'-30' in height. Zones
5-9 H: 25-30 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
(acuminata X denudata). Evamaria Sperber.
One of the first and certainly the best-known
of the yellow hybrids from a 1956 cross made
at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Numerous
butter-yellow, tulip-shaped flowers open before
the leaves on a fast-growing, wide upright tree.
Zones 5-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 15-20 ft.
UAM
(acuminata var. subcordata 'Miss Honeybee'
X [acuminata x denudata]). Leach. Prodigious
numbers of 4.5 inch yellow flowers with faint
green bases are produced in multiple terminal
buds and axillary (along the stems) buds of this
compact growing 8-10 feet selection. Zones
5-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'
(Southern Magnolia)
Excellent tight, pyramidal form, and lustrous
dark green leaves with light tomentum on the
undersides. Hardy throughout Zone 6, possibly
Zone 5 in sheltered locations. Zones 6-9 H:
30-50 ft. W: 25-35 ft.
UAMN
2-3', 2 gal. $65
6-10", 1 gal. $25 4-5', 5 gal. add extra shipping $90
Magnolia figo 'Frosty Pale Purple'
Magnolia 'Hattie Carthan'
(Magnolia figo var skinneriana X M. figo var.
crassipes). Bill Smith. New! We are the exclusive source for this new evergreen Magnolia
from Magnolia breeder Bill Smith. A cross of
two Magnolia figo subspecies produced a very
vigorous and small tree with loads of sweetly
scented 2-inch pink-rose flowers in May and
sporadically during the summer. Zones 7-9 H:
8-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
(brooklynensis 'Evamaria' X brooklynensis #
209). Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Flowers yellow
with purple veins ascending from the base of
the tepal. Tepals are about 4 inches long and 3
inches wide. Blooming time is 1-2 weeks later
than M. x soulangeana, helping to miss late
frosts damage. Zones 5-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UAM
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'First Love'
Magnolia 'Honey Liz'
10-15", 1 gal. $40
(liliflora X ‘Woodsman’). Ledvina. A magnolia
with purple flowers similar to M. liliflora, but
with greater hardiness. This magnolia has been
an excellent magnolia for future hybridizing of
smaller, reblooming plants. Zones 5-9 H: 10-15
ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UAM
3-4', 2 gal. add extra shipping $50
(acuminata var. subcordata 'Miss Honeybee' x
'Elisabeth'). Kehr/de Spoelberch/Camelbeke.
This variety first bloomed at five years of age
in 2000. Vigorous, open growing tree with large
bullate, dark green leaves; flowers floppy, deep
persistent yellow, with 6-7 tepals, soon hanging
over the fully expanded leaves. Zones 5-8 H:
15-20 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UAM
18-24", 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'Frank's Masterpiece'
('Deep Purple Dream' X 'Paul Cook'). Frank
Galyon 1997. This highly sought after tree has
a strong central leader and branches that are
semi-weeping. The large flowers are 10 to 11
inches across. Individual tepals are 5 inches
long and 4 inches wide. The outside color of
the tepals is very deep red purple and creamy
white inside. Leaves are very distinctly glossy
and very attractive. Zones 5-9 H: 30 ft. W: 25 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'Genie'
[('Sweet Simplicity' X liliflora 'Nigra') X 'Sweet
Valentine']. Vance Hooper. 15 years breeding
M. soulangeana and M. lilliflora 'Nigra' has
resulted in a compact small tree which will
reach 12-15 ft in 10 years. 'Genie' flowers at a
young age. Produces frequent summer flowers.
15-18" size is OWN ROOT. Limited quantities.
Zones 5-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
Magnolia 'Hot Flash'
('Woodsman' x 'Elizabeth'). Kehr. Deep yellow
flowers with rose flushed bases have narrow
petals opening into an upright, narrow flower
about 5" tall, just as the foliage begins to
emerge. Leaves are heavy textured and quilted
with a wavy margin that mature to be 8" wide
and 10 inches long. Growth habit is upright and
very fast. Zones 5-8 H: 20-30 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia kobus var stellata 'Chrysanthemumiflora' (Star Magnolia)
Wada. Flowers of a good pink with over 40 tepals of a clear color. An excellent selection for
its dense and showy flower production. Zones
5-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
UAM
18-24", 2 gal. $65
UAM
15-18", 1 gal. $45
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Magnolia 'Lois'
Magnolia stellata 'Jane Platt' (Star Magnolia)
Magnolia 'Lois'
(acuminata x # 835 ('Elizabeth' sibling). An
excellent yellow-flowered magnolia, from the
breeding program that gave us the splendid
'Elizabeth'. This blooms a bit later to avoid a
few more of those last frosts, but still before the
leaves emerge, so they are not hidden in the
foliage. Vigorous grower. Zones 5-8 H: 20-30
ft. W: 10-20 ft.
UAM
Magnolia 'Red as Red'
(soulangeana 'Pickard's Ruby' X 'Vulcan') . Ian
Baldick. This is a smaller growing but floriferous magnolia of upright compact habit. The
tree was bred by Ian Baldick of New Zealand.
It should grow 6 to 15 feet in 10 yrs. It has a
compact habit and flowers freely from a young
age in spring and often repeats in summer. The
flowers are almost goblet shaped and claret
red. Zones 6-8 H: 6-15 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $65
UAM
Magnolia 'March til Frost'
Magnolia 'Red Baron'
2-3', 2 gal. $65
[(liliiflora x cylindrica) x 'Ruby']. Kehr. The
"energizer bunny" of magnolias- it just keeps
going! Purple flowers appear from spring into
fall, on a plant of moderate growth rate. Good
for smaller gardens where every plant must
pay to play! Zones 5-9 H: 15-20 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UAM
(acuminata X 'Big Dude'). Ledvina. Dennis
Ledvina crossed our native Magnolia acuminata with 'Big Dude' to get this very hardy
colorful introduction. Flowers are smaller than
'Big Dude', but of a deeper red color. The plant
is much hardier than 'Big Dude'. Zones 4-8 H:
15-20 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $65
UAM
Magnolia 'Mighty Mouse'
Magnolia 'Rose Marie'
UAM
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
This 'Genie' hybrid has similar red colored
flowers in perfect miniature. The foliage on
'Mighty Mouse' is also to scale with mature
leaves being only 2 to 2.5 inches long. It was
raised in the first forest of seedlings planted at
Magnolia Grove in New Zealand grows about 3
feet in 6 years from grafting. Zones 6-8 H: 5-6
ft. W: 4-6 ft.
18-24", 2 gal. $65
('Pink Surprise' X 'Daybreak'). Ledvina. Vivid
rosy pink flowers are large, with nine broad
tepals which open to a solid medium pink, a
shade darker than 'Daybreak'. The tree blooms
for up to six weeks, depending on weather.
Excellent seed fertility for all you would-be
magnolia breeders. Zones 4-8 H: 18-20 ft. W:
8-10 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'North Pole'
(loebnerii x zenii). Randy Kobetich. Extremely
fast growing and vigorous, tall and slender.
New growth is flushed with wine color. Flowers
are white with a dark pink chevron on the
outside. A great choice for a narrow area. The
name was chosen due to its upright habit, tall
growth, and colors. Zones 5-9 H: 30 ft. W: 8 ft.
UAM
4-5', 2 gal. add extra shipping $65
Magnolia sieboldii 'Michiko Renge'
(Oyama Magnolia)
"Michiko" is the name of the Japanese
empress. "Renge" means lotus flower. This
selection of M. sieboldii is a beautiful form
with large, heavy-textured flowers. Blooms in
June and sporadically till frost. Sometimes late
season blooms have extra tepals. Zones 6-8 H:
10-15 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'Pinkie'
liliiflora 'Reflorescens' X stellata 'Rosea'). US
National Arboretum . New! Beautiful saucer
magnolia with medium pink flowers which are
white on the inside. Grows into a bushy small
tree or large shrub. Blooms a couple weeks
later than most saucer magnolias, greatly
improving the odds of surviving late frosts. One
of the "Little Girls" series. Zones 5-7 H: 10-15
ft. W: 10-15 ft.
Magnolia sieboldii 'White Flounces'
(Oyama Magnolia)
White, double flowering form with 16 to 24
tepals. Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
4-5', 2 gal. add extra shipping $65
UAM
15-18", 1 gal. $35
Magnolia 'Purple Prince'
(liliiflora 'Darkest Purple' X soulangeana
'Lennei'). Frank Galyon 1976. Tall slender
very deep purple buds open relatively early,
about the same time as the saucer magnolias. Insides of the flowers open light purple
and quickly age to very light purple with deep
purple veins while the outsides age to pinkish
purple. Zones 5-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
Magnolia stellata 'Jane Platt' (Star
Magnolia)
The flowers, lighter pink than 'Rosea', have 2030 tepals as compared to 8-12 of M. stellata
'Rosea.' Zones 4-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
UAM
10-15", 1 gal. $30
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65 3-4', 2 gal. add extra shipping
$65
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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
New! A popular cultivar that has larger and
showier flowers than the species. Fragrant
white flowers, each with 25-30 tepals, bloom
in March before the foliage appears. Forms
a large, rounded shrub or small tree. Often
multi-trunked. Zones 4-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 10-12
ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Magnolia 'Sun Spire'
('Woodsman' x 'Elizabeth'). Kehr. Always
popular as its distinctly fastigiate growth habit
enables space-challenged gardens to enjoy a
magnolia! Glossy green leaves set off the very
deep yellow flowers which appear late, after
danger of frost. Plant in full sun and moist, welldrained soil. Zones 5-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UAM
24-30", 2 gal. $65
Magnolia virginiana Green Mile™
(Sweetbay Magnolia)
New! An unusual tight, mostly evergreen upright form selected by Alex Neubauer of Hidden
Hollow Nursery in Tennessee. Fragrant white
flowers appear in June and continue blooming
for most of the summer. 'MVHH' Zones 5-10 H:
30-35 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
Magnolia zenii 'Pink Parchment' (Zen Magnolia)
Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Aiken County' (Sweetbay Magnolia)
New! This variety has about the best foliage of
any Magnolia virginiana. Leaves are glossy as
if they are waxed and have a silvery underside.
Vigorous and healthy grower. Introduced by
Chuck Weeks of Aiken County, South Carolina.
Zones 6-9 H: 40-50 ft. W: 15-25 ft.
UPAMN
2-3', 1 gal. $45
Magnolia 'Vulcan'
This variety starts producing blossoms at an
early age and may possibly have the most
brilliant reddish flowers of any magnolia. The
color really pops in the garden from early to
mid spring. Flowers are 10-12 inches across.
The tree is slender in youth, becoming more
broad as it matures. Zones 6-9 H: 10-15 ft. W:
8-12 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia 'Woodsman'
(acuminata x liliflora). Evamaria Sperber. One
of the most unusually colored magnolias,
chocolate brown and rose. Blooms late to avoid
frost damage. Zones 5-8 H: 15-20 ft. W: 8-12 ft.
UAM
10-15", 2 gal. $65
UPAMWN
24-30", 3 gal. $45
Magnolia virginiana 'Green Shadow'
Master plantsman Don Shadow grew a batch
of M. virginiana seedlings from J.C. McDaniel
and this one proved the best. It has been
growing for 35 years in Mr. Shadow's nursery
where it's kept its leaves through -15 degree
temperatures.The 2" diameter, white flowers
are lemon scented. Zones 4-7 H: 20-25 ft. W:
15-20 ft.
Magnolia x loebneri 'White Stardust'
New! This shrubby small tree comes to us from
the Tom Dodd Nursery in Alabama. It has clean
foliage with interesting purple, new growth.
Flowers are white. Zones 4-8 H: 10-15 ft. W:
8-10 ft.
UAM
30-36", 3 gal. $65
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Magnolia virginiana 'Northern Belle'
(Sweetbay Magnolia)
The hardiest, most evergreen variety of sweetbay magnolia. It grows rapidly as a single stem
tree form and it blooms for most of June and
July in Ohio, with flowers somewhat larger than
normal and very sweet-smelling. Zones 5-9 H:
25-30 ft. W: 10-20 ft.
UPAMWN
24-30", 1 gal. $35
Magnolia x wieseneri 'Aashild Kalleberg'
(M. wiesneri selection or hybrid). Pure white,
abundant, highly scented flowers open like
a tulip, accented by very dark red stamens.
Blooms in May, with random flowers the rest of
the summer. Plant is an upright growing, single-stemmed, symmetrical small tree, vigorous
grower and very hardy. Zones 5-8 H: 6-15 ft.
W: 5-10 ft.
UAM
2-3', 2 gal. $65
Magnolia virginiana 'Tensaw' (Sweetbay Magnolia)
Dodd. An unusual and exquisite small leaf form
of M.virginiana for your collection! Tiny leaves
are less than 2" long and 3/4" wide with silvery
undersides. Considerably more dwarf than the
species (and maybe less cold-hardy) with an
upright growth habit. White flowers bloom in
spring. Zones 6-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $45
Magnolia zenii 'Pink Parchment' (Zen
Magnolia)
A rare new species from China introduced
in the 80's. Blooming in early February, it is
likely the earliest blooming magnolia. Very
fragrant flowers are about 4 inches across, with
purple-pink striping on the outside and white on
the inside. Zones 5-8 H: 20-30 ft. W: 10-20 ft.
UAM
3-4', 2 gal. add extra shipping $65
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Mahonia bealei (Leatherleaf Mahonia)
Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood or Lily-of-the-Valley Tree)
Mahonia bealei (Leatherleaf Mahonia)
Leaves are hollylike, leathery and spiny.
Extremely fragrant yellow flowers in February
and March, in a cluster up to 6 inches high and
wide, followed by dramatic clusters of sky-blue
fruit in June. Zones 6-9 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
PAMR
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Myrica pensylvanica Bobbee™ (Northern Bayberry)
A compact northern bayberry that is more
dense growing than typical. The glossy, dark
green aromatic leaves are larger than the
species and have a lustrous, leathery texture.
Female form, plants produce a prolific amount
of aromatic silver-gray berries. Zones 3-7 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPDAMNR
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Mahonia 'Beijing Beauty'
New! Thin green foliage that is narrow and soft.
Yellow flowers bloom in March and April. Bluish
berries ripen in August. Best when planted in
part shade. Zones 6-9 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft .
PAM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Neviusia alabamensis (Alabama snow
wreath)
New! Neviusia is rare shrub found only in a
few isolated areas in the Southeastern United
States. It is a rounded, suckering, deciduous
shrub with arching stems. Clusters of flowers
bloom in early spring. The bark exfoliates on
mature stems. Zones 5-8 H: 3-6 ft. W: 3-6 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Mahonia gracilipes
An elegant shrub, blooming unlike most in the
genus, with huge sprays of little red flowers
with yellow centers instead of the typical all yellow. Flowers are followed by blue fruit. Leaves
are bright white underneath. Best in part shade
and moist, well drained soil. Zones 7-9 H: 3-5
ft. W: 3-5 ft.
PAMR
Nyssa sylvatica 'Golden Fleece' (Tupelo or Black Gum)
NEW! Another RF exclusive for 2016! Found
in a pasture in Tennessee, farm animals had
nearly killed this tree before it was successfully
grafted and saved. Leaves are bright golden
yellow overlaid with multitudes of random tiny
green speckles. Zones 4-8 H: 30-50 ft. W:
20-40 ft.
UAMWN
15-18", 1 gal. $35
2-3', 2 gal. $55
Mahonia hybrid seedlings (gracilipes/
fortunei/polyodonta)
(gracilipes/fortunei/polyodonta). New! These
attractive plants were grown from seed from
a complex hybrid of (gracilipes/fortunei/polyodonta) brought from Japan by Hayes Jackson.
Very fragrant yellow flowers in late summer,
spiny evergreen leaves deter deer. There is
very little variability among them. Zones 6-8 H:
4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPAMR
Orixa japonica (Japanese Orixa)
In existence since the Pliocene(2.5-5.5 million
years ago), forgotten and under-appreciated,
except in Asia where it's used as a hedge
plant. We think the fall color (or lack of) is
pretty neat- it turns a ghostly white! Quite
drought-tolerant, grows in dry shade. Foliage
"fragrance" is pleasant to some, not to others.
Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPA
6-10", 1 gal. $25
10-15", 1 gal. $35
Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'
(M. japonica x M. lomariifolia). A striking winter
flowering shrub with lustrous dark evergreen
foliage. Flowers are bright yellow and slightly
fragrant. Eggshell blue fruits are quite attractive
in early spring. Bronze new growth contrasts
nicely with the mature dark green foliage.
Reportedly more compact than other cultivars
of this hybrid. Zones 7-9 H: 6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UPAMR
New! An eye-catching evergreen shrub that
has extraordinary bright pink and cream new
growth. Party Lights™ is a compact variety
that is great as a low hedge or an accent plant.
Deer resistant. cv. 'Shien' Zones 6-9 H: 4-5 ft.
W: 30-36 in.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $45
15-18", 3 gal. $45
Myrica cerifera 'Soleil' (Southern Wax
Myrtle)
Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood or
Lily-of-the-Valley Tree)
UDAMN
UPDAMN
New! Gold foliaged form of the southeastern
native wax-myrtle makes a bright accent in
the landscape. It forms a multi-stemmed shrub
which can be limbed up as a small tree (to
about 15 feet tall), allowed to grow as a large,
dense shrub, or kept pruned to a smaller size
(4-6 ft)). Zones 7-9 H: 8-15 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $30
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Osmanthus heterophyllus Party
Lights™
White, lily-of-the-valley flowers bloom in
midsummer. Fall color in brilliant shades of
red. Like most rhododendron relatives, it
prefers moist but well-drained soil and will
tolerate some shade. The habit may vary from
shrub-like to tree form. Zones 5-9 H: 15-20 ft.
W: 8-10 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $25 3-4', 5 gal. add extra shipping $105
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Philadelphus Romantic Knight™ (Mock Orange)
Philadelphus Romantic Knight™
(Mock Orange)
New! This sweet Mock-orange has a beautiful
arching habit and bears masses of fragrant,
oversized white blooms in Spring. The flowers
are nearly double the size of other cultivars.
Attracts lots of pollinators too. PP25,303 Zones
4-8 H: 6-10 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
UAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Pieris japonica 'La Rocaille' (Japanese Andromeda)
Pieris japonica 'Bisbee Dwarf' (Japanese Andromeda)
A dwarf version growing no more than 2 feet
tall and wide. It never blooms so don't be
expecting any! Does make a great little hardy
evergreen the deer will ignore. This variety is
rarely offered. Introduced by Horatio Bisbee
of Ware, MA. He had bought it as one of two
runt seedlings from a nursery in NJ in the 50's.
Zones 5-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
PAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Philadelphus 'Snow Dwarf' (Mock
Orange)
The only true dwarf mock orange besides
'Manteau d'Hermine', making it good for small
gardens and shrub borders. Produces an abundance of fragrant pure white (up to 1.5" across)
flowers in early summer for several weeks.
Generally not preferred by deer and tolerates
both sun and shade. Also not picky about soil!
Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Pieris japonica 'Bonsai' (Japanese
Andromeda)
One of the smallest pieris cultivars, this has
tiny 1" dark green round leaves and dense,
upright growth, reaching 2' tall in 10 years.
Panicles of white bell flowers are in perfect
scale. Likes shade and moist, well-drained soil.
And yes, it is perfect for bonsai! Zones 5-8 H:
18-24 in. W: 6-12 in.
PAMR
3-6", 1 quart $20
Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin' Variegated (Red Tip Photinia)
Pieris japonica 'Brookside Miniature'
(Japanese Andromeda)
UPAM
UPAMR
New! Splash variegated sport of 'Red Robin',
very different from Pink Marble, the other variegated sport. New growth emerges red and pink
depending upon the amount of variegation on
that particular branch. Can be very showy but
unstable. Remove all green reversions. Zones
6-8 H: 10-15 ft. W: 5-8 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $25
A good dwarf variety with light green new
growth. Maintains a compact, upright mound
shape and has the typical white lily-of-the-valley white bell flowers. Probably will never grow
more than about 2 feet high. From Japan via
Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, MD. Zones
5-8 H: 18-24 in. W: 24-30 in.
3-6", 1 quart $20
Physocarpus opulifolius Burgundy
Candy™ (Ninebark)
Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' (Japanese Andromeda)
UAMN
PAMR
New! White flowers appear in Spring and the
rich burgundy-red foliage is persistent from
Spring until Fall. This Ninebark's compact habit
makes it an excellent choice for foundation
plantings or shrub border use. Mildew resistant.
'Podaras 1' PP22,361 Zones 3-8 H: 4-5 ft. W:
3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Physocarpus opulifolius Festivus
Gold™ (Ninebark)
This improved 'Dart's Gold' has a chunky, compact growth habit and thicker, heavier stems.
The result is a sturdy plant with lots of easy
color. It maintains its yellow color throughout
the season. (cv. 'Bert Darts G') Zones 3-8 H:
4-5 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
This never fails to leave excited onlookers
gasping in admiration! Well maybe not quite,
but it IS a beautiful plant, especially when
the scarlet new growth later turns pink & yellow-green, then variegated with a white edge.
(May be P. forrestii or hybrid) Zones 7-8 H: 3-4
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Pieris japonica 'Katsura' (Japanese
Andromeda)
Deep wine-red new growth continues to
emerge throughout the summer, turning to
bright glossy green leaves with good red fall
color. Drooping sprays of white flowers in early
spring make a striking combination with early
bulbs. Compact habit. Prefers shade and moist
well-drained soil. Great for containers on a
shady patio! Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Physocarpusopulifolius Carmel Candy™ (Ninebark)
New! White flowers appear in Spring and the
caramel-colored foliage is persistent from
Spring until Fall. This Ninebark's compact habit
makes it an excellent choice for foundation
plantings or shrub border use. 'Podaras 2'
PP22,363 Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Pieris japonica 'La Rocaille' (Japanese
Andromeda)
New! Fine and now rare form which was selected by master plantsman Harold Epstein. It was
named after Harold's garden in Connecticut.
The extremely elongated panicles of long-lasting white flowers approach almost a foot in
length on a mature plant. Very floriferous.
Zones 5-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $30
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Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' (Japanese Andromeda)
Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' (Japanese Andromeda)
A favorite for rock gardens or small spaces,
Pieris 'Little Heath' forms a very compact,
globe shaped plant. Small leaves are variegated, having narrow white borders with a
pink glow when young. White flowers in early
spring. Best in shade, with moist but welldrained soil. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMR
Rhodoleia henryi 'Scarlet Bells'
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
(Hardy Orange)
Want the most monstrously spiny, twisted,
gnarly plant you can find? This is it! Actually,
the green twisted and zigzagging branches are
curiously attractive and add great architecture
in winter. These are seedlings, they come true.
Zones 5-9 H: 8-20 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' (Japanese Andromeda)
The striking feature of this variety is the bright
red new spring growth. Plant habit is compact
and rounded. Drooping clusters of showy white
spring flowers. Zones 5-8 H: 4-8 ft. W: 3-6 ft.
UPAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Prunus maritima (Beach Plum)
A rugged and attractive shrub or small tree
native to the east coast dunes. Early spring
brings clouds of small white flowers followed
by small dark blue beach plums used for jams
and preserves. Beach plums are tolerant of salt
spray and drought, useful for seaside planting
but ornamental in any garden. Zones 5-8 H:
10-12 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UDAMN
18-24", 2 gal. $45
Pieris japonica 'Pygmaea' (Japanese
Andromeda)
COOL! Tiny, half to 1 inch, narrow leaves,
densely spaced, appear feathery. Erect in habit
to about 3 feet in 20 years. Limited supply.
Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft.. W: 3-4 ft..
UPAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Punica granatum var. nana (Dwarf
Pomegranate)
This dwarf pomegranate is an old variety first
described in 1803. Loads of very attractive
bright orange flowers in July and August followed by miniature edible fruit that remains on
the plants for a long time. The leaves are small
and the habit is dense making for bushy plants.
Makes an excellent container plant. Zones 7-10
H: 2-4 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
UDA
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Pieris japonica 'Scarlett O'Hara' (Japanese Andromeda)
An improvement on the old standby, Pieris
Mountain Fire'. The striking features of this
variety are not only the bright red new spring
growth, but also superior vigor. Zones 5-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Quercus greggii 'La Siberia' (La Siberia Strain Oak)
Collected from 10' tall trees in a high mountain
valley in Tamaulipas, Mexico by Sean Hogan
of Cistus Nursery. Our plants come from 25'
trees in Portland grown from the original seed.
Leaves are attractively fuzzy and crinkled.
Slow-growing. Possibly hardier than zone 7.
Zones 7-10 H: 20-25 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UDA
15-18", 2 gal. $35
Pieris japonica 'Spring Snow' (Japanese Andromeda)
A distinctive and choice selection of Pieris, with
upright panicles of sparkling white flowers on
a plant of compact habit. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Quercus virginiana (Live Oak)
New! A stately and majestic evergreen oak
native to the southeast and gulf coast. Sheds
its leaves as the new growth emerges in
spring. These are seedlings from the northern
most naturally occurring population in Virginia
so they may have more cold hardiness than
most. These are grown from seed. Zones 7-9
H: 40-80 ft. W: 60-100 ft.
UDAN
15-18", 1 quart $10
Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange)
This truly is an orange relative and the small
white flowers are deliciously scented and yes,
it does produce tennis ball sized "oranges," but
trust us, you don't want to eat them! Zones 6-9
H: 8-15 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
UAM
10-15", 1 gal. $20
Rhodoleia henryi 'Scarlet Bells'
New! Amazing evergreen shrub from China.
Early spring blooms are large bright rose-red
bells (2-3"). Based on experience in Georgia it
should be hardy to at least zone 7 and possibly
zone 6. We have not tried it outdoors yet.
Rounded, glossy leaves have silvery undersides. Zones 7-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UPA
6-10", 1 gal. $45
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Rosa Blue for You® (Rose)
Stachyurus praecox 'Sterling Silver' (Spiketail)
Rosa Blue for You® (Rose)
New! The name says it all! Blue for You®
floribunda rose has a very neat bushy free
flowing habit that is almost a thornless rose. It
has fabulous clusters of well scented lilac-blue
flowers from May to September. 'Pejamblu'
Zones 6-9 H: 3 ft. W: 2 ft.
UA
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Sarcococca hookeriana var humilis
Fragrant Valley™
Very fragrant and very early white flowers
make this a special spring treat. The most cold
hardy form of this fine groundcover for shade,
it grows 18-24 inches tall with lustrous lanceshaped evergreen leaves. Spreads slowly by
suckering, and looks good naturalized around
large rocks. Zones 5-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PHAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $40
Rosa 'Loretta Lyn Van Lear' (Rose)
New! An ever blooming rose in a rich apricot
pink color. Loretta Lyn Van Lear has a compact
habit that is perfect for smaller gardens or in
containers. Dedicated to Ms. Loretta Lynn in
honor of her 50 years in the music business.
Zones 5-10 H: 2 ft. W: 2.5 ft.
UA
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
(Hardy Sweet Box)
Most cold hardy form of this fine ground cover
shrub for loose organic soils in shade to part
shade. It grows 18-24 inches tall and has
lustrous lance-shaped evergreen leaves . Has
wonderful early sweet smelling white flowers.
Zones 6-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PHAMR
10-15", 3 gal. $55
Rosa rugosa (Japanese Beach Rose)
Naturalized along beaches worldwide, this has
become a staple for durable seaside plantings.
Single dark pink (and very fragrant) flowers
centered with golden stamens. Tomato-like orange fruit follows. Zones 2-7 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UA
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Schefflera delavayii (Delavayi's Schefflera)
Looking like a large evergreen houseplant,
this Schefflera is proving a hardy (z7b). With
large compound leaves, 3' across, it forms a
low-branching shrub, blossoming in October
with tiny, white, fragrant flowers in great long
sprays. The new growth and the bottoms of the
leaves are covered in tan indumentum. Zones
7-11 H: 10-15 ft. W: 6-8 ft .
UPA
15-18", 2 gal. $55
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White Japanese
Beach Rose)
New! Light pink buds open to single, pure
white, fragrant blossoms. Blooms profusely
from late spring through summer. The flowers
are followed by reddish-orange hips. Fall color
can be yellow/orange. Tolerant of salt spray,
wind, and poor soils. Zones 3-8 H: 4-6 ft. W:
3-6 ft.
Stachyurus chinensis 'Joy Forever'
The leaves of 'Joy Forever' open green and
quickly develop the wide irregular margins
of yellow. Hanging clusters of white bell-like
flowers appear in spring, followed by small
berry-like yellow-red fruit. Fall color is red to
purple. Zones 6-9 H: 5-8 ft. W: 5-8 ft.
UPM
UAM
2-3', 3 gal. $45
Rosa virginiana Virginia Rose
Stachyurus praecox 'Dappled Dawn'
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Dainty and fragrant single pink flowers grace
this handsome native rose. Handsome foliage
with nine leaflets is glossy dark green in
summer, changing to shades of purple orange
crimson and yellow in fall, with glistening red
fruit. Suckers to form an effective barrier or low
hedge; excellent in sandy soil, esp. by sea.
Zones 3-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
Leaves of this late winter-early spring blooming
shrub are variegated with speckles and splashes of yellow and cream. Flowers before the
leaves in pendulous tassels of creamy yellow.
Zones 6-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $30
UAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Sarcococca hookeriana var humilis
Fragrant Mountain™ (Sweetbox)
Wider, more glossy leaves and darker green
than the species than the species on this fine
groundcover for shade. Very fragrant and
very early white flowers. Spreads slowly by
suckering. PP19951 'Sarsid2' Zones 6-9 H: 2-3
ft. W: 3-4 ft.
PHAMR
6-10", 1 gal. $25 10-15", 2 gal. $40
Stachyurus praecox 'Sterling Silver'
(Spiketail)
New! This exquisite selection has variegated
leaves with neat white margins. Upright, arching deciduous shrub. In early spring, before
the leaves emerge, long chains of soft yellow
flowers appear. The praecox species are more
hardy than the chinensis. Zones 6-8 H: 6-8 ft.
W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
3-4', 3 gal. $75
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Stephanandra tanakae
Syringa vulgaris 'Znamya Lenina'
Stephanandra tanakae
New! Japanese stephanandra, with its arching
branches, has a sprawling but attractive habit.
The sharply-toothed leaves turn an wonderful
yellow orange in the fall. Panicles of creamy
white flowers appear in May/June. Zones 5-7
H: 8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $35
Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F Holden'
(French Hybrid Lilac)
Very fragrant, large trusses of distinctive dark
purple petals, curled to show lighter silvery
backing, for a unique bi-color effect. Dark
green leaves are noticeably mildew resistant.
Named for wealthy mining tycoon Albert
Holden, founder of the Holden Arboretum in
Cleveland OH. Zones 3-7 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Stewartia monodelpha (Tall Stewartia)
A rare and lovely small tree grown for its rich
smooth cinnamon colored bark, great maroon
fall color and white flowers in June. The bark
on younger trees peels in smaller flakes than
S.pseudocamellia. The picture of elegance.
Dirr states this species has excellent heat
tolerance for the South. Zones 6-8 H: 10-15 ft.
W: 8-10 ft.
UPAM
4-5', 3 gal. add extra shipping $75
Stranvaesia davidiana 'Prostrata' (aka
Photinia)
This photinia relative displays attractive reddish-green semi-evergreen foliage in summer,
but becomes spectacular in the fall with the
addition of bright red fruits. Useful as a woody
groundcover, for average soil. Zones 6-8 H: 2-3
ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
Syringa vulgaris 'De Miribel' (French
Hybrid Lilac)
A garden aristocrat, 'De Miribel' is a single-flowered lilac, distinct in its rich deep bluish-violet
coloring. Blooms heavily, with long, slender
compact flower clusters that are quite fragrant,
making this one of the finest for the spring
garden. Zones 3-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Syringa vulgaris 'Edward J. Gardner'
(French Hybrid Lilac)
Sweetly fragrant flowers bloom for several
weeks in late spring, considered by many to be
the best double pink flowered lilac. Lilacs need
full sun and like higher pH soil (acid soils can
add lime) to perform their best. A tough plant
that's great for colder climates. Zones 3-7 H:
8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
10-15", 1 gal. $25
2-3', 1 gal. $25
Styrax japonicus 'Fargesii' (Japanese
Snowbell)
Excellent selection of this wonderful small tree
with white bell flowers like lily-of-the-valley.
Flowers have purple pedicels which contrast
nicely with the white flowers. Habit is very
upright, perfect for a narrow spot. Zones 5-8 H:
15-18 ft. W: 12-15 ft.
UPAM
Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
The most distinctive lilac, really SENSATIONAL! An outstanding dark purple flower with a
white picotee edge, with large single florets.
Large flower clusters with reddish-purple buds
are very showy, a spectacular feature for the
spring garden! If you only have room for one
lilac, this is a prime contender for the spot.
Zones 3-7 H: 8-10 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 2 gal. $50
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Syringa Josee™ (Reblooming Lilac)
Justifiably popular, with Josee™ you can enjoy
lilacs more than once a year! Re-blooms, with
very fragrant single lavender-pink flowers and a
semi-dwarf habit with small leaves. Deadheading (remove faded flowers), light pruning and
adequate moisture promote new growth and
rebloom. Best grown in full sun. aka'MORjos'
Zones 2-9 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $20 2-3', 1 gal. $35
Syringa vulgaris 'Violetta' (French
Hybrid Lilac)
Enjoy the scent and changing colors of
'Violetta's gorgeous double violet flowers, as
living heirloom and a wonderful addition to the
romantic garden. Introduced by Lemoine in
1916; named for the heroine of Verdi's opera
'La Traviata'. Best in full sun, cooler climates
and well-drained soil. Zones 3-7 H: 6-8 ft. W:
8-10 ft.
UPAM
2-3', 1 gal. $25
Syringa oblata var. dilatata 'Cheyenne'
Syringa vulgaris 'Znamya Lenina'
UPAM
UPAM
Cheyenne' is an excellent lilac for warm
climates. Blooming 7 to 10 days earlier than
common lilacs, it forms a symmetrical plant
with pink buds opening to single light blue
flowers. Very fragrant! Zones 4-8 H: 8-10 ft. W:
8-10 ft.
18-24", 1 gal. $25
pg. 50
The name means "Banner of Lenin". It has
breathtaking, intense purple-red flowers. The
best of the Russian cultivars were developed
by Leonid Kolesnikov (1893-1974), chiefly using Lemoine varieties. He introduced this some
time before 1963. Zones 3-7 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $25
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Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Betsy Ross'
Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Betsy Ross'
Large single white fragrant flowers cover this
multi-stemmed, rounded plant in early-mid
April. Bred at the US National Arboretum for
superior disease-tolerance in warmer climates.
Plant in full sun and moist soil with good
drainage. Higher pH (6.5-7.5) soils are best for
lilacs. Zones 4-8 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Watanabei'
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'
(Highbush Blueberry)
A low growing, spreading bush to about 4
feet, revealing its partial lowbush parentage.
The early (late June) ripening berries are dark
blue and highly flavored. Makes an excellent
landscape variety with its showy white blooms
in the spring, dark green summer foliage, and
fiery orange fall colors. Zones 5-8 H: 4-6 ft. W:
4-6 ft.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Syringa x laciniata (Cut-leaf Lilac)
New! A lilac like no other! A block of young
plants of S. laciniata could easily be mistaken
for marigolds due to the deeply incised foliage.
Small but abundant fragrant flowers cover the
stems in May. Free from powdery mildew and
more heat tolerant than other lilacs. Zones 4-8
H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $25
Trochodendron aralioides (Wheel Tree)
A beautiful broad-leaved evergreen tree reaching 60'. The common name comes from the
flower stamens that spread like the spokes of a
wheel. Zones 6-9 H: 10-15 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
PM
10-15", 2 gal. $75
Vaccinium x 'Top Hat' (Blueberry Highbush, Lowbush Hybrid)
Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium. A
perfect name for this dwarf cultivar, growing
to about 1-1/2 feet high and wide. Plentiful
white blooms in spring give way to pea sized
light blue berries. Zones 3-7 H: 12-18 in. W:
12-18 in.
UPAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Viburnum carlesii 'Diana' (Koreanspice Viburnum)
Purple tinged new foliage and red flower buds
open to pink flowers that quickly turn white.
Flowers have a spicy-sweet fragrance. Berry-like drupes mature to black in late summer
and are very attractive to birds. Growth habit
is compact. Prune immediately after flowering.
Flower buds form in summer for the following
year. Zones 4-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Ulmus parvifolia Everclear® (Lacebark
Elm)
New! Very tough, easy to grow tree. Narrow,
upright habit ideal for tight spaces or street
use. Glossy dark green leaves turn yellow in
fall. Bark flakes off in small plates creating an
attractive pattern. One of the most cold-hardy
Ulmus parviflolia. 'BSNUPF' PP17655 Zones
5-9 H: 30-40 ft. W: 10-15 ft.
UA
Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow'
(Yellow-leaved Arrowwood Viburnum)
A yellow-leaved version of this stalwart native
deciduous shrub. The color will be less in
deep shade, a location in semi-shade would
be preferable. White flowers in May and blue
fruit when another V. dentatum is nearby for
cross-pollination. Found by Todd Lasseigne
and Jon Roethling in 2003 in Chatham County,
NC. Zones 3-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-10 ft.
6-8', 3 gal. $75
UAMNR
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler'
(Highbush Blueberry)
Viburnum lantana 'Wavecrest' (Wayfaringtree Viburnum)
With fruit the size of cherries and surprisingly
delicious flavor, 'Chandler' is clearly the world's
largest blueberry. The bush is vigorous with
large, dark green foliage and a slightly spreading habit. Zones 4-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", $20
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Rarely available but very colorful shrub often
sold as 'Variegata'. Rounded leaves, about 5
inches long, somewhat fuzzy underneath, are
splashed and speckled with various shades of
yellow. Flat-topped white flower clusters give
way to red fruits that turn black. Zones 3-8 H:
6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
UPDAR
15-18", 1 gal. $30
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Elizabeth'
(Highbush Blueberry)
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum
'Watanabei' (Doublefile Viburnum)
UAMN
UPAM
Grow your own anti-oxidants! The balance of
sweetness and tartness cannot be duplicated
by any other variety. Ripens during midseason
with medium-sized dark blue to black fruits.
Named for Miss Elizabeth White of Whitesbog,
NJ, who pioneered the improvement of blueberries as a commercial fruit crop in the early
20th century. Zones 4-7 H: 5-6 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
15-18", 1 gal. $25
This compact form was introduced by Wada's
Nursery in Japan. The habit is dense. The
white flowers are smaller than typical of the
species but put on a terrific display. Flowers
heavily in May and continues to bloom until
the first hard frost. The fruit set is sparse.
Bronze-purple fall color. Aka 'Nanum Semperflorens'. Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
10-15", 2 gal. $35
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TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw Viburnum)
Zenobia pulverulenta (Dusty Zenobia)
Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw
Viburnum)
Useful and attractive in the landscape as a
large shrub or small tree, this native tolerates
a variety of soil types, from wet to dry. Creamy
white clusters of flowers in May are followed
by striking fruit that changes from pink to red to
black and attracts wildlife. Oval green leaves
turn shades of red and burgundy in fall. Zones
3-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
Weigela Tuxedo™
New! Pure white bell-shaped blooms contrast
dramatically with the intensely dark foliage. The
fragrant flowers are bee and butterfly magnets.
Full sun brings out the best foliage color. The
compact form makes this ideal for the front of
the border. PPAF Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
15-18", 3 gal. $50
UPDAN
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Viburnum x burkwoodii American
Spice™ (Burkwood Viburnum)
New! This deciduous viburnum has glossy, medium green foliage. The flowers have coral pink
buds that open to pure white blooms which
are extremely fragrant. Beautiful fall color in
hues of red, orange, purple & yellow last well
into fall. Habit is compact and tightly branched.
PP17,751 Zones 4-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UPAM
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria)
This US native can grow 20 to 30 feet. The
flowers are 3/4 inches long in dense, 4 to 6
inch racemes from June to August on new
growth. These plants were grown from seed
from a dark blue form found by Ron Miller
in Santa Rosa Co. Florida. They have not
bloomed so we do not have a picture. Zones
5-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 10-20 ft.
UAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
18-24", 1 gal. $25
Viburnum x carlcephalum (Fragrant
Viburnum)
A powerhouse of fragrance, blooming a week
later than its parent V.carlesii (around the end
of April), but possessing the same spicy clove
scent. Pink buds open to large 4 to 5" wide
rounded clusters of white flowers. Deciduous
dark green leaves turn orange-red in Fall, with
clusters of red egg-shaped fruit. Zones 5-7 H:
8-10 ft. W: 8-10 ft.
Wisteria macrostachya 'Aunt Dee'
New! Abundant, 8 to 12 in. long clusters of
fragrant lilac-blue flowers in late spring and
early summer on new growth. Native to the
Southeast U.S. Blooms at a young age. Better
behaved than Asian wisterias. Zones 4-9 H:
20-25 ft. W: 15-25 ft.
UPAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $45
UPAM
3-4', 3 gal. $45
Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea' (Arabian Lilac)
New! Leaves have 3 lobes and very showy
purple undersides. Clusters of small purple
blooms attract butterflies. Not very hardy but
easy to overwinter in a container in a frost
free spot. Great Foliage plant. We have heard
reports of it dying to the ground in zone 6 and
re-sprouting from the ground. Zones 8-10 H:
4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
UA
Zenobia pulverulenta (Dusty Zenobia)
Ericaceous and evergreen, native to the SE
US. New leaves covered in a powdery white
"bloom" give a silvery appearance. Clusters
of showy white bells bloom during May and
June. Fall color is a mix of reds and oranges.
Appreciates moist, well drained soil; shade or
sun. Zones 5-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMN
18-24", 1 gal. $25
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Weigela florida 'Suzanne' (Weigela)
New! The lovely medium-green leaves which
are edged in white are reason enough to want
this in your garden but 'Suzanne' has so much
more to offer. Masses of white and pink flowers
appear together in spring and repeat in August.
The foliage turns a nice red in the fall. Zones
4-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAM
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Weigela Pink Poppet (Weigela)
New! Pink Poppet is a dwarf, rounded
deciduous shrub with emerald green foliage.
A profusion of light pink flowers bloom in late
spring. A lighter re-bloom often occurs in mid
to late summer. 'Plangen' Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 3-4 ft.
UAM
$25
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire™ 'Rutpink'
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Propagation
Rare plants, by their very nature, are hard to find. As a consequence,
Rarefind Nursery propagates many of the plants that we offer for sale.
Some of the rare plants that we carry are grown from seed. It can take
as little as 12 months to grow a saleable plant from seed but it may also
take years. Difficult, if not impossible to find perennials such as Helonias
bullata (Swamp Pink) are seed grown here at the nursery.
The bulk of our propagation is done through vegetative cuttings. This method
produces a clone (exact copy) of the parent plant. Most propagation
done from cuttings requires the application of hormones to stimulate the
formation of roots. Plants are then placed on a mist bench to keep them
hydrated while the root system forms. This can take as little as 4 weeks
or as long as 6-8 months. Once rooted, plants are potted into a larger
container and grown on until ready for sale. This final stage can take
months or years, depending on the plant being grown.
In addition to propagating plants, we also breed new plants, referred to
as hybridizing. Hybridizing involves taking pollen (the male part) from one
flower variety and putting it on the stigma (the female part) of
another flower variety in hopes that the resulting seeds, and
then plants, will have the best characteristics of the parents
and none of the bad ones. Unfortunately, it rarely works that
way the first time. It takes great patience and experience to
improve the odds and it is not unusual for it to take 4 to 5 years
to see the first flower, on a rhododendron, when grown from
seed. Once a plant is selected, further trials are necessary
to determine if the plant is a good one. Ron has extensive
experience hybridizing rhododendrons and is also working with
some magnolias (pictured here).
We have two new rhododendron
introductions in this catalog –
‘Rio Salsa’ a Tom Ahern cross and
‘Dark Lord’ a Wayne Mezitt cross.
Ron recently crossed Magnolia
‘Fireworks’ with ‘Angel Mist’ with the
late Dennis Ledvina and we now
have 10 seedlings and our fingers
crossed.
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CONIFERS
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Blue Feathers'
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Blue Feathers'
New! A compact form of Hinoki Cypress with
feathery, juvenile foliage that has bluish graygreen color when young and both juvenile and
adult foliage when mature. This dwarf grows
about two to four inches a year. Zones 4-8 H:
1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAM
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie'
(Atlantic White Cedar)
A very dwarf selection of an evergreen species
native to swampy areas of the Atlantic coast.
Slow-growing, with bluish-green summer and
plum-colored winter foliage. Upright habit.
Tolerates wet sites that most conifers would
not. Zones 4-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UMWN
3-6", 1 gal. $20
10-15", 1 gal. $30
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Anne'
Dense, dark green foliage resembles 'Nana
Gracilis' but maintains a more narrow habit.
The small stature and slow growth rate make it
an excellent choice for small spaces and rock
gardens. Prefers to be planted in moist, well
drained soil in full sun and protected from wind.
Zones 5-8 H: 3-5 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
UPAM
Cryptomeria japonica 'Pygmaea' (Japanese Cedar)
New! A low and slow growing evergreen that
has a beautiful texture. Grows about 1" per
year. There is room in even the smallest of
gardens for this little beauty. ‘Pygmaea’ is an
excellent choice for a rock garden or border.
Needles turn bronze in winter. Zones 5-8 H:
12-15 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAMR
10-15", 1 gal. $30
3-6", 1 gal. $20
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Meroke'
Great golden foliage sets off this dwarf
evergreen shrub. An irregular growth habit
with upright reaching branches form an overall
conical shape. 'Meroke' reaches a height of 4'
in ten years. Best color occurs when grown in
full sun. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
18-24", 1 gal. $35
Cryptomeria japonica 'Tansu' (Japanese Cypress)
New! Another candidate for a rock garden or
dwarf conifer collection. 'Tansu' makes a broad
pyramid of about 1' by 2' in ten years. The
foliage is very fine and a bright green which
turns reddish in the winter. This is an especially
good cryptomeria providing year-round interest.
Zones 6-8 H: 18-24 in. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMR
3-6", 1 gal. $25
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Snowflake'
(False Cypress)
New! This is a dwarf, upright growing, variegated form. The compact juvenile foliage is
gray-green with creamy white speckles. 'Snowflake' does well in full sun or partial shade, but
it needs good air circulation to show its best
foliage. Zones 5-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
Cupressocyparis x leylandii 'Gold
Rider' (Leyland Cypress)
New! Considered by many to be one of the
best gold forms. Deepest yellow color is in
summer. Very vigorous growth to 2 feet per
year. Zones 6-10 H: 15-35 ft. W: 12-20 ft.
UDAM
UPAM
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Split Rock'
Juniperus 'Gold Tip'
6-10", 1 gal. $25
This is a fine blue Hinoki Cypress. Its dense
form is pyramidal and matures at 4 x 3 feet.
Tolerates part shade but needs full sun to show
off what is considered to be the finest blue color of its species. Great specimen plant. Zones
5-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAMR
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Wells Special'
(Hinoki Cypress)
New! A strong growing narrow, upright form
of Hinoki Cypress. Medium green foliage is
similar to C. obtusa ‘Gracilis’, but less “layered”
appearing and more dense and twisted. Red
stems. Zones 4-8 H: 10-12 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
3-6", 1 gal. $25
UA
10-15", 1 gal. $20
3-6", 1 gal. $25
UPAM
New! This spreading Juniper sports gold tipped
foliage throughout the year. From a plant of
unknown origin but it makes a handsome, low
growing evergreen shrub. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 6-8 ft.
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red
Cedar)
This native evergreen is a must have for
wildlife gardens and equally at home in any
landscape. Attractive, exfoliating reddish-brown
bark. Green foliage may turn reddish or bronze
in winter. Female trees produce blue, berry-like
cones that are an important winter food source
for birds. Zones 2-9 H: 20-30 ft. W: 8-15 ft.
UDAMN
6-10", 1 gal. $25
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CONIFERS
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'
Pinus virginiana 'Wate's Golden' (Virginia Pine)
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'
(Golden Dawn Redwood)
Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf'
Japanese White Pine
UPMW
UAM
The golden foliage of this fast growing and very
adaptable deciduous conifer holds up well in
summer heat. Older plants of dawn redwood
develop buttressed trunks which add great
character to the landscape. Can grow to 50'
in 20 years. Size below is 10 year estimate.
Zones 5-8 H: 20-25 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
2-3', 2 gal. $60
Picea abies 'Compacta'
Compacta' is a slow growing, very densely
branched form of Norway Spruce. Short,
medium-green needles are held on compact,
orange-brown stems. Prefers average to
moderately moist, well-drained soils in full sun.
Zones 3-7 H: 8-10 ft. W: 5-6 ft.
UAMR
15-18", 3 gal. $50
Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine)
Slow growing. Dramatic exfoliating bark peels
to reveal a patchwork of white, olive, light
purple and silver, becoming milky white at
maturity (around 10 years to fully develop). Medium to dark green needles (2-4" long) and 2"
yellowish-brown cones. Will tolerate some light
shade. Zones 4-8 H: 30-50 ft. W: 20-35 ft.
Superb and slow growing. This well-known
dwarf form of the Japanese white pine has
small needles (about half the normal length)
clustered on short stems. Usually grows as an
irregular globe or an upright conical shape. Excellent rock garden or foundation plant. Zones
5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
18-24", 3 gal. $50
Pinus parviflora 'Glauca Nana'
‘Glauca Nana’ is an upright, slow-growing,
dwarf form with short, twisted, blue-green
needles. It is more compact and narrower than
Pinus parviflora 'Glauca'. Zones 4-7 H: 6-10 ft.
W: 3-5 ft.
UAM
24-30", 3 gal. $45
Pinus parviflora 'Silver Twist'
New! 'Silver Twist' was selected by nurseryman
Mike Alvarado. It has a dense habit and its
twisted needles reveal the white undersides
giving added interest to an already attractive
tree. Zones 4-7 H: 20-30 ft. W: 20-25 ft.
UAM
UAM
2-3', 3 gal. $50
Pinus densiflora 'Aurea'
Pinus rigida (Pitch Pine)
UAMR
UPDAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $25 30-36", 3 gal. $50
New! New growth of gleaming bright gold
says hello spring. This medium-sized, broadly
pyramidal pine shines again in winter, after
the light-green summer needles again turn a
vibrant golden yellow that continues to intensify
in colder weather. Zones 4-7 H: 15-25 ft. W:
12-15 ft.
2-3', 3 gal. $75
Pinus koraiensis 'Silveray' (Korean
Pine)
New! Bright silvery-blue long needles on a
semi-dwarf, narrow tree make this an excellent
evergreen specimen for small gardens. It is
slow growing, and the shape is pyramidal and
formal. Over time it may reach 15-20 feet.
Zones 4-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UAM
New! Pitch Pine commonly occurs in sandy
soils along the East coast. Its salt tolerance
makes it a great choice for planting near the
seashore. It begins producing cones in as little
as 3 years. Many birds (and squirrels) find the
seeds a welcome mid-winter food. Zones 4-7
H: 40-60 ft. W: 20-30 ft.
6-10", 1 gal. $20
Pinus strobus 'Golden Candles'
New! Evergreen needles are soft gray-green
occasionally streaked with light yellow. Striking
golden candles appear in spring. Growth habit
is upright becoming broadly pyramidal. Likes
full sun and well drained soil. Zones 3-8 H: 1015 ft. W: 10-12 ft.
UAMN
18-24", 3 gal. $100
18-24", 3 gal. $45
Pinus parviflora (Glauca Group)
A blue-needled version of Pinus parviflora (Japanese white pine). A dense pine that tends to
develop spreading branches and a somewhat
flattened crown with age. Grow in medium
moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Dislikes
the heat and humidity of the deep South.
Zones 5-7 H: 20-40 ft. W: 20-50 ft.
UAM
30-36", 3 gal. $50
Pinus virginiana 'Wate's Golden' (Virginia Pine)
New! Clothed in a coat of light green needles
most of the year, this plant is a good example
of our native Virginia Pine. Come winter's
cold, the brilliant golden foliage makes it the
center of attention. Discovered in the 1960's
by William Bennett. Zones 4-8 H: 15-30 ft. W:
10-20 ft.
UAMN
18-24", 2 gal. $65
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CONIFERS
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen'
Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Wintergreen'
(Japanese Umbrella Pine)
Thujopsis dolabrata 'Nana'
UAM
UPAR
The unique needles of Sciadopitys resemble
a pine but are much thicker and glossy. 'Wintergreen' was selected for its dark green winter
color and well-branched habit. Best in rich soil
with adequate moisture. Growth habit is conical
and relatively slow, especially when young.
Magnificent! Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 4-6 ft.
New! This unusual dwarf evergreen conifer
offers thick textured antler-like foliage. Over
time, it will form a layered graceful mound
providing a refined structure in the landscape.
The leaves are deep green on top and chalky
white underneath. Grows in most soil types as
long as there is good drainage. Zones 5-7 H:
3-4 ft.. W: 5-6 ft..
30-36", 2 gal. $75
10-15", 3 gal. $45
Taxodium distichum Green Whisper®
(Bald Cypress)
New! Soft, bright green foliage, vigorous
growth and upright pyramidal form make Green
Whisper stand out from other Taxodium distichum cultivars. The fall color of this deciduous
conifer is a rusty orange. Best foliage color in
full sun. It prefers rich, humusy, acidic, welldrained soil. Zones 5-9 H: 50-55 ft. W: 25-30 ft.
UMN
2-3', 3 gal. $65
Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'
(Baldcypress)
A Dutch selection of our beautiful native tree,
with a compact upright habit. Has the typical
typical lush, fern-like foliage. Baldcypress are
deciduous, so golden orange fall color is another plus. Zones 4-9 H: 8-10 ft. W: 4-5 ft.
UMN
18-24", 3 gal. $55
Taxus canadensis (Canadian Yew)
Taxus canadensis is a conifer native to central
and eastern North America, thriving in swampy
woods, ravines, riverbanks and on lake shores.
Sprawling shrub with lance shaped, flat dark
green leaves. Produces a soft, bright red berry-like fruit. Zones 2-6 H: 3-6 ft. W: 6-8 ft.
PHAMN
15-18", 1 gal. $25
Thuja occidentalis 'DeGroot's Spire'
(Arborvitae, or Eastern White Cedar)
Grows fairly slowly as a tight, upright column.
The foliage grows as twisted fans which resemble Chamaecyparis obtusa more than thuja.
Zones 2-8 H: 6-8 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAMN
10-15", 1 gal. $25
Thujopsis dolabrata 'Aurea' (Golden
Japanese Elkhorn Cypress)
NEW! A wonderful specimen plant with great
texture. The new growth is a pleasing soft
yellow. During the growing season the foliage
reverts to a more usual green. Ultimately a
large shrub. Expect 5-6' high, 3-4' wide in 10
years. Best in moist, well-drained soil in part
shade. Zones 6-8 H: 20-30 ft. W: 10-20 ft.
PMR
RAREFIND NURSERY STAFF
Hope Cahill – 2015-2016 New Jersey State FFA
President. Hope is also certified in Aquaponics (Nelson & Pade) and in multiple areas of Landscape
Management (Rutgers). She joined us late Fall 2015
and will be working with all our departments on an
as needed and learning basis. We will be sharing her
time with her FFA responsibilities.
Katherine “Kitty” Hlubik – BS in Plant Science (University of Delaware). Kitty oversees customer service,
order procurement and processing, through shipping, as well as maintaining our databases and mailing list. She also contributes heavily to the catalog.
Irving “Irv” Paulus – BS in Economics (Wheeling
College) and MBA in Marketing (Fairleigh Dickinson
University). Irv handles the finance, marketing and
general management of the nursery.
Ron Rabideau – BS in Plant & Soil Science (University of Massachusetts). Ron is our discoverer of
new plants and works on the catalog, plus hybridizing new crosses. He also is our physical plant repair
contact – both mechanical and technical.
William “Bill” Smith – BA in English & History
(Glassboro State College). Bill is primarily our sales
guru. He is also our expert on carnivorous plants and
bog gardening.
Jerry van de Sande – BA in English (Rutgers). Jerry
is one of our propagators but equally important, our
primary carpenter.
Glenn White – Landscape Management (Cook College). Glenn oversees the maintenance and improvement of our website. He is our lead propagator and
is responsible for plant production and quality. He
manages our social media and works on the catalog.
15-18", $35
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PERENNIALS
Actaea (Cimicifuga) 'Chocoholic'
Actaea (Cimicifuga) 'Chocoholic'
This lovely native cultivar adds wonderful
texture, color, and height to the shade garden.
From late summer through early fall, fragrant
bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze
purple foliage. They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open and lighten to white as they
age. Zones 4-8 H: 36-48 in. W: 12-18 in.
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Grande' (Bluestar)
Allium cernuum (Nodding Wild Onion)
A Pollinators best friend! The Nodding Wild Onion is perfect for hot gravely areas and is very
drought resistant once established. Blooms distinctive lilac-pink flowers in late spring. Zones
4-8 H: 10-12 in. W: 8-10 in.
UAMR
PHMN
1 quart $10
Actaea (Cimicifuga) simplex 'Hillside
Black Beauty' (Snakeroot)
Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy' (Ornamental Onion)
1 gal. $15
This form has the darkest purple-black foliage
of all forms. Foliage to 2 ft. tall and wide, slender, bottlebrush white flower spikes 5 to 6 feet
tall in late summer. A standout in the border,
woodland or cottage garden. PP 9988 Zones
3-8 H: 2-4 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
PHM
New! An easy care plant for herb or rock gardens. Forms an attractive pin wheel-like rosette
of blue-grey to grey-green foliage that smells
like onions when bruised. Round clusters of
light lilac pink flowers appear late in the season. Deer tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Zones
4-8 H: 8-12 in. W: 8-12 in.
1 gal. $15
UPDAR
Agastache 'Black Adder' (Hyssop)
Amorpha canescens
UDAR
UDAMNR
Black Adder boasts numerous blue-violet
bottlebrush flowers from mid-summer to frost
on a compact, rounded plant. Grow in full sun
and average to dry soils with average to good
drainage. Fragrant foliage and deer resistance
is an added bonus. Zones 6-10 H: 30-36 in.
W: 2-3 ft.
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
New! Grayish white foliage and spikes of violet-purple flowers are a showy combination for
the butterfly garden or prairie meadow. Blooms
June-August. Prefers light shade to full sun in
dry to average well-drained soil, becoming a
small shrub up to 3 feet tall. Zones 2-9 H: 2-3
ft. W: 2-2.5 ft.
3-6", 1 quart $10
Agastache 'Peachie Keen' (Hyssop or
Hummingbird Mint)
Amsonia hubrichtii (Blue Star)
UDAR
UPDAMNR
One of the easiest perennials to grow. This
compact selection forms a dense, rounded
clump of aromatic apricot peach flowers held
in mauve calyxes over a long period. Attracts
butterflies & hummingbirds. Zones 6-9 H: 20-24
in. W: 20-24 in.
Small star-shaped light blue flowers cover the
plants in spring. The distinctive leaves of this
Midwestern native provide textural interest
throughout the growing season. Extremely
fine-textured foliage turns bright yellow in the
fall. Tolerant of dry soil and full sun. Zones 6-8
H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Agastache 'Purple Haze' (Hyssop)
Smoky blue violet flowers bloom non-stop from
July to frost inviting butterflies and hummingbirds to feast on the nectar. Plant along a
walkway to enjoy the black licorice fragrance
when brushed or touched. Grow in full sun and
average to dry soils with good drainage. Zones
6-10 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UDAR
1 gal. $15
Agastache 'Rosie Posie' (Hyssop or
Hummingbird Mint)
Forms a compact, dense rounded clump of
aromatic green foliage. Spikes of magenta pink
flowers held in deep purple calyxes appear
over a long period of time. Heat and drought
tolerant. Needs good drainage. Zones 6-9 H:
18-24 in. W: 24-30 in.
UDAR
1 gal. $15
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'
(Blue Star)
Long lived native perennial that looks good all
year. Willow-shaped, dark green foliage turns
an attractive bright yellow in fall. Habit is compact and upright. Spikes of blue star-like dark
lavender-blue 3/4 inch flowers appear in late
Spring. Zones 5-8 H: 15-18 in. W: 15-18 in.
UPDAMNR
1 gal. $15
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Grande'
(Bluestar)
New! A vigorous selection featuring larger
blooms and clean, shiny foliage. Lavender
blue, star shaped flowers in May-June. Autumn
foliage is tinted in a lovely clear yellow shade.
Growth habit is vase shaped becoming more
striking with age. Drought tolerant once established. Zones 5-9 H: 3 ft. W: 3 ft.
UPAMNR
1 gal. $15
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PERENNIALS
Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' (Anemone)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' (Anemone)
Fantastic fall display of pure white flowers.
A vigorous branching perennial with robust
foliage of deeply-divided, slightly-bristled, darkgreen leaves. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPAM
1 gal. $15
Aquilegia canadensis 'Pink Lanterns'
(Pink Wild Columbine)
New! Pretty in pink is exactly what it is with
its pink and salmon colored blooms! 'Little
Lanterns' is the perfect plant for borders and
rock gardens. This plant attracts butterflies and
humming birds and also makes for a great cut
flower plant. Zones 3-8 H: 10-12 in. W: 10-12
in.
PHAMNR
1 gal. $15
Anemone hupensis 'September
Charm' (Japanese Anemone)
Silvery-pink daisy-shaped flowers appear in the
late summer/fall, a real asset to the perennial
border. Deeply lobed maple-like leaves are
attractive all season. Grows best in soil with
adequate moisture in sun or part shade. Zones
5-8 H: 30-36 in. W: 24-30 in.
Aquilegia 'Kristall' (Columbine)
New! A perfect plant for borders and rock
gardens. 'Kristall' attracts hummingbirds and
butterflies. The spring bloomer has stunning
white flowers on long stems making for a great
cut flower. Zones 3-8 H: 2 ft. W: 15 in.
PHAMR
UPAM
1 quart $10
Antennaria neglecta (Field pussytoes)
Aquilegia vulgaris (European Columbine)
1 gal. $15
New! Antennaria neglecta spreads from
horizontal stolons that creep along the ground.
Plants eventually form a 4-6" tall matted colony.
Leaves resemble a smaller version of sage or
lamb's ear. They are clothed in silver-gray hairs
and are about 2" long with a smooth margin.
Zones 3-8 H: 4-6 in. W: 6-12 in.
Dark purple blooms adorn this plant in May
and early June. Seed grown from plants in
our display garden. Zones 3-8 H: 18-24 in. W:
12-18 in.
PHAMR
UDANR
1 quart $8 1 gal. $12
Aquilegia caerulea 'Red Hobbit'
(Rocky Mountain Columbine)
Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
1 quart $10
New! A perfect plant for borders and rock
gardens.Rocky Mountain is an excellent choice
to attract humming birds and butterflies. This
early bloomer has gorgeous crimson and white
flowers on long stems making it an excellent
cut flower. Zones 4-8 H: 12 in. W: 12 in.
PHAMNR
UPAMWNR
1 quart $10
1 quart $10 1 gal. $15
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Columbine)
Lovely, native, red and yellow flowered
species, blooming in April-May. Grows best in
soils of adequate moisture, full sun or partial
shade. It will self-sow where it is content. Deer
resistant. Zones 3-8 H: 1-2 in. W: 1-2 in.
PHMNR
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
(Swamp Milkweed)
New! A gorgeous bright white long blooming
summer perennial. ‘Ice Ballet’ attracts many
pollinators such as butterflies and bees and is
a host plant for monarch caterpillars. Zones 3-9
H: 3-4 ft. W: 12-18 in.
UPAMWNR
1 quart $10
1 quart $10
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
(Eastern Columbine)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
Dwarf selection of this lovely native red and
yellow flowered species, blooming in April-May.
Grows to just under a foot tall in bloom, foliage
to half that high. Zones 3-8 H: 10-0 in. W: 10-0
in.
PHAMR
1 quart $10
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This milkweed has clusters of upward facing
pink flowers in June and July growing to 3-5'
tall. Native to flood plains and wet meadows,
but is underused in regular garden conditions.
Great plant for butterflies and the food of
choice for Monarch caterpillars. Zones 3-7 H:
3-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
A tough, drought-tolerant native with intense
orange flowers in mid to late summer. Attracts
many varieties of butterfly and is especially
attractive to Monarchs. A beautiful solution for
a dry sunny slope! Occurs in dry fields and
roadsides in most of the US. Zones 3-9 H: 1218 in. W: 10-12 in.
UDN
1 quart $10 1 gal. $15
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PERENNIALS
Aster (eurybia) divaricatus 'Eastern Star'
Aster (eurybia) divaricatus 'Eastern
Star' (white wood aster)
New! This native aster is found in deciduous
woods and along roadsides throughout the
eastern U.S. A perfect aster for the woodland
garden with bright white flowers and purple
stems in September and October. Thrives in
dry shade and is deer resistant too! Zones 3-8
H: 18-24 i n. W: 2-4 ft.
PHDAN
1 gal. $15
Aster (Eurybia) divaricatus 'Tiny Hiney'
(White Wood Aster)
It's 1/10th (yes, 1/10th) the size of the normal
species, forming a tight rounded bun ideal for
rock gardens. White flowers with yellow centers
bloom from October to hard frost, significantly
longer than the species. Zones 3-8 H: 2 in. W:
6-10 in.
PHDAN
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla
Aster (Symphyotrichum) oblongifolius
'Raydon's Favorite' (Aromatic Aster)
New! This butterfly and bee magnet makes for
a great nectar source for the late summer early
fall. 'Raydon's Favorite' blooms profusely bright
violet-purple daisy-like flowers making your
garden pop. Deer and rabbits tend to avoid.
Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPDANR
1 gal. $15
Aster tataricus 'Jindai' (Tatarian Daisy)
Selected for its shorter stature (4-5 feet). Large
basal leaves, looking almost like tobacco,
emerge in Spring and provide a bold backdrop
for earlier blooming perennials. In the fall, rigid
flower stalks are capped with 1" pink daisy-like
flowers. Zones 4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UAM
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
Aster (eurybia) spectabilis (Showy
Aster)
Astilbe arendsii 'Cappucino' (False
Spirea)
UPDN
PHAM
A small statured aster for dry sandy soils.
Eventually forming loose colonies with many
flowering stems. Rather large light blue flower
petals surround a gold central disk. Native
to the NJ Pine Barrens. Our plants are seed
grown from our native population here at the
nursery. Zones 4-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
1 quart $10
Aster (lonactis) linariifolius (Stiffleaved Aster)
The ideal companion for Eupatorium hyssopifolium, this little aster enjoys similar conditions of
sun and dry sand. A fine, easy to grow Eastern
US native species, it has light blue flowers
during August through October. Zones 4-9 H:
1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPDNR
1 quart $10
Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae (New England Aster)
New! A great late blooming native that provides
nectar for all of our pollinators like Bees and
butterflies. 'Novae-angliae' has beautiful
blueish purple flowers that really make your
garden pop in the late summer early fall. Zones
3-8 H: 3-6 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UAMN
(japonica X arendsii). New! Pure white plumes,
wider and more abundant than other varieties
are held on contrasting red-purple stems.
Flowers are positioned just above the especially dark bronze and compact clump. Foliage
changes to dark green after flowering time.
Zones 4-8 H: 12-15 in. W: 1-2 feet.
1 gal. $15
Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun' (False
Spirea)
Incredible dark glossy purple, chocolate-purple
lacy foliage is the deepest darkest foliage color
by far in an Astilbe. Blooms of soft pink appear
in late summer to about 2 feet tall. Prefers light
shade but can tolerate sun as long as soil is
kept reasonably moist. Zones 5-8 H: 18-24 in.
W: 18-24 in.
PHAM
1 gal. $20
Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)
Sculptural, dramatic, and long-lived, is this
multi-stemmed perennial with tall spikes of
showy white flowers in spring. The rattle-like
seedpods add another decorative feature in
late summer. Best sited in full sun in welldrained soils. Zones 4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAR
4" pot $10
1 quart $10
Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'September Ruby' (New England
Aster)
New! An eye catching plant with ruby rose flowers and gorgeous bright yellow-orange centers.
'September Ruby' is a great nectar source for
pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Zones
3-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 20-30 in.
UAMN
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (formerly B. leucantha) 'Pearl River strain'
Local seed source from a wild population along
the Pearl River in Mississippi. Quite possibly
more moisture tolerant. White flowers. Zones
4-9 H: 4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPDANR
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
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PERENNIALS
Baptisia australis (False Blue Indigo)
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
Baptisia australis (False Blue Indigo)
Beautiful spikes of pea-like blue flowers appear
in June and are followed by inflated green pods
which dry to decorative black rattles for winter
interest. Zones 4-9 H: 30 in. W: 30 in.
UPDANR
1 gal. $15
Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'
(Showy Calamint)
New! This well-behaved member of the mint
family forms a mound of light green leaves
that are splashed with creamy-white. Fragrant,
rose-pink flowers from mid- to late summer.
This will slowly spread to form a small patch.
Remove any all-green shoots (reversions).
Zones 5-9 H: 6-12 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
1 gal. $15
Baptisia 'Blue Towers' (False Indigo)
australis x alba. New! 'Blue Towers' features
periwinkle to lavender blue flowers on spikes
up to 20" long, in mid-late spring. Sure to be
the focal point of the garden in when in bloom.
The foliage remains attractive throughout the
season. PPAF Zones 4-9 H: 4-4.5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UDAR
1 gal. $15
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta (Catmint)
Planting this in your garden is like adding
baby's breath to a floral bouquet. Wonderful
peppermint scented foliage is covered with tiny,
racemes of white flowers from June through
frost adding airy texture to the garden. Great
for under-planting leggy perennials. Pollinators
love it. Zones 5-9 H: 12-15 in. W: 12-15 in.
UPDAR
1 quart $10
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (False Indigo)
New! Forms a rounded clump of grey-green foliage. Long spikes of deep violet purple flowers
with a yellow edge appear all around the plant
unlike most baptisia which only flower from the
top. Also has a longer than typical bloom time,
extending into mid-summer. PPAF Zones 4-9
H: 3-4 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPDAR
1 gal. $15
New! Large, showy clusters of white flowers
appear above a large clump of dark green
leaves in early to mid-summer. Makes a great
cut flower. 'Alba' is a nice contrast to the blue
forms of Campanula. Zones 3-8 H: 18-24 in.
W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
1 quart $10
Baptisia tinctoria (Yellow Wild Indigo)
Campanula glomerata 'Freya'
UPDANR
UPAM
Multitudes of small, cheerful yellow pea-type
flowers cover the delicate tri-lobed leaves in
May-June. Easily grown in sandy to loamy,
well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and poor
soils. Zones 3-9 H: 30-36 in. W: 30-36 in.
1 gal. $15
New! A fantastic bloomer, extremely floriferous
from spring to mid summer. Flowers are lilac
purple and star-shaped. Humming birds will
love it. PPAF Zones 3-8 H: 10-15 in. W: 15-18
in.
1 gal. $15
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
New! An easy to grow beauty for shaded areas
although it can handle a bit more sun than
most Brunnera. Jack Frost is known for its
heart shaped, silver leaves veined with green.
Bright blue forget-me-not like flowers in the
late spring. PP13859 Zones 3-8 H: 12-15 in.
W: 12-15 in.
PMR
1 gal. $15
Campanula persicifolia 'Alba' (Bellflower)
New! Tall, graceful spikes of white bell-shaped
flowers appear in early summer above a low
mound of dark green leaves. Makes a great
cut flower. Remove spent stems to encourage
repeat blooming. Works well in containers too.
Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
1 quart $10
Cacalia atriplicifolia (pale Indian
plantain)
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
(Snow Fairy Bluebeard)
UPAMN
UPAR
New! Blue-green leaves on towering purple-tinged stems. These magnificent native
perennials produce flat-topped clusters of
small, creamy white flowers from July through
September. The large, thick leathery leaves will
add season long interest. Prefers moist to average soils. Zones 3-8 H: 4-6 ft. W: 2-4 ft.
1 gal. $15
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Campanula glomerata 'Alba' (Clustered Bellflower)
The variegated foliage is boldly edged in
creamy white. The common name, Blue Curls,
refers to the odd, small blue flowers, which
look like tiny ram's horns before they open. It
is, however, a very showy plant for its foliage
alone. Deer resistant. Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft. W:
2-3 ft.
10-15", 1 gal. $15
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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Delosperma Table Mountain® (Ice Plant)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
UPDA
UDANR
Long-lived groundcover for an outstanding
fall display. Extremely adaptable to various
cultural constraints even growing in dry shade!
Abundant bright blue flowers with striking red
calyces appear in early fall. Zones 4-9 H: 6-8
in. W: 18-24 in.
C. rosea hybrid. Bountiful magenta red flowers
with bright golden-yellow centers are produced
for a long period of time. Vigorously grows
to form a nice clump of bright green mildew
resistant foliage. The foliage texture is fine and
delicate. One of the Big Bang Series Coreopsis. Zones 5-9 H: 12-18 in.. W: 2-3 ft..
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
Chrysopsis graminifolia (Grass-leaved
golden-aster)
New! Golden Aster can be a tough, vigorous,
evergreen groundcover for sunny dry places.
Silvery foliage is topped with colorful flowers
from late summer into fall. Cut back old foliage
in spring as the new growth emerges. Lean soil
is best to prevent flopping. Great for xeriscaping! Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft.. W: 2-3 ft..
UDAN
Coreopsis rosea (Pink Tickseed)
Lovely daisy-like flowers with pink rays and yellow disks appear for a lengthy time in summer.
This US native predominantly grows in wet
sandy soils in coastal plain areas from Nova
Scotia to Maryland. The showy flowers attract
butterflies and also make excellent cut flowers.
Zones 3-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 18-30 in.
UMNR
1 quart $10
1 quart $10
Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland Goldaster)
Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget'
(Ice Plant)
UDAN
UAM
This wonderful native bears clusters of loose,
single 2" wide yellow flowers in the fall. Very
drought tolerant and performs best in full sun
in well drained soil. Commonly found growing
in sandy soils of New Jersey and southern
Delaware. Zones 4-7 H: 18-24 in. W: 1-3 ft.
1 quart $10
Coreopsis 'Cosmic Evolution'
Three inch diameter flowers are produced
from mid June until frost. The flowers start out
almost solid white but become flushed with
varying shades of red-violet with darker eyes
and petal edges as nights become cooler in
fall. A Sunny Border Big Bang Series Introduction. Zones 5-9 H: 18-24 in.. W: 18-24 in..
UDANR
1 quart $10
Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye'
A great addition to the Big Bang Series,
selected for compact, well-branched habit,
long bloom period and gorgeous two-toned
flowers. Bright yellow centers are accented by
claret petals rimmed in golden yellow. Foliage
remains clean through the growing season.
Blooms summer through autumn. Zones 4-8 H:
12-20 in.. W: 1-2 ft..
UDANR
1 quart $10
Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf
tickseed)
A tried and true native wildflower! Easily grown
in full sun and tolerant of heat, humidity and
drought. Showy, yellow, daisy like flowers
appear from May to July and freely self seed
to produce large colonies. To encourage additional blooming and unwanted self-seeding,
promptly remove spent flowers. Zones 4-8 H:
12-24 in. W: 12-18 in.
UDAMR
1 gal. $15
New! Bright yellow flowers really stand out
against the bright green succulent foliage. This
Ice plant appreciates afternoon shade and
moister soil but good drainage is necessary.
This alpine variety is very cold hardy. Zones
4-8 H: 2-4 in. W: 15-18 in.
1 gal. $15
Delosperma dyeri Red Mountain® (Ice
Plant)
New! Blazing red flowers bloom from late
spring to fall. Great ground cover for the xeric
garden. Low-growing and quick spreading with
beautiful, succulent green foliage. Zones 5-8 H:
6-8 in. W: 10-12 in.
UDA
1 gal. $15
Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'
(Ice Plant)
New! Bright yellow flowers abound in May and
June. Drought and heat tolerant. Prefers full
sun and good drainage is necessary. Avoid
sites that are moist in the winter. A great
groundcover for tough situations. Zones 5-9 H:
2-4 in. W: 12-15 in.
UDA
1 gal. $15
Delosperma Table Mountain® (Ice
Plant)
New! This fast spreading groundcover from S.
Africa blooms for most of the growing season.
The lustrous, fuchsia-colored flowers are an
improvement on D. cooperi. The evergreen
leaves are often tinged with purple in the
winter. Good drainage is necessary. Zones 5-9
H: 6-8 in. W: 15-18 in.
UDA
1 gal. $15
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Dianthus Star Single™ 'Neon Star' (Pinks)
Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst' seedlings (Pineapple Lily)
Dianthus Star Single™ 'Neon Star'
(Pinks)
New! Amazing iridescent, deep magenta-pink
single flowers borne on a vigorous mound of
neat grey foliage. Looks great in mass plantings. They are heat tolerant with a vigor that is
unsurpassed by other Dianthus. Zones 5-7 H:
6-8 in. W: 8-10 in.
UA
Epimedium 'Space Invaders'
New! Flowers with reflexed white sepals and
pale yellow petals speckled with rusty orange
appear in April. The glossy, dark green foliage
remains attractive into January. 'Space Invaders' has a slow spreading habit. Zones 6-8 H:
12-16 in. W: 15-18 in.
PHAMR
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Dianthus 'Wicked Witch' (Pinks)
Epimedium x 'Raspberry Rhapsody'
UD
PHAMR
New! Discovered as a color sport in a planting
of 'Firewitch', but with 8" tall red flowers instead
of pink in late April/May. Especially strong
performing in the South. Early spring flowering,
spicy clove scent and occasional repeat blooming through the summer. PP 19,824 Zones 3-9
H: 6-8 in. W: 8-12 in.
1 gal. $15
New! 'Raspberry Rhapsody' has exquisite flowers comprised of raspberry pink spurs and pale
pink (almost white) sepals. New leaves emerge
in shades of red before turning green. Happiest
in part shade with consistent moisture however
it will tolerate drier conditions once established.
Zones 6-8 H: 12-15 in. W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
Echinacea pallida (pale purple coneflower)
Erigeron pulchellus var pulchellus
'Lynnhaven Carpet' (Robin's Plantain)
UPDAMNR
UPDAN
New! This easy to grow native plant is tolerant
of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils.
Spidery flowers put on a show from late June
to late July, with a sporadic re-bloom into fall.
The thin flower rays are extremely reflexed and
almost droop straight down. The foliage is very
narrow with parallel-veined leaves. Zones 3-10
H: 2-3 ft. W: 1-1.5 ft.
1 gal. $15
A selection made by plantsman Charles Cresson for its relatively large, grey-green, fuzzy
foliage and dense, mat-forming habit. In early
May, foot-tall stalks give rise to pale lavender
(almost white), daisy-like flowers with a yellow
inner eye. Foliage remains less than 6" tall and
forms a tight groundcover. Zones 3-8 H: 18-24
in. W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower)
Eryngium agavifolium (Agave Leaf
Eryngium)
UDANR
UDA
New! The only species of the genus Echinacea
that doesn't have the usual purplish flowers.
Bright yellow, fragrant flowers bloom from
mid-June to mid-July. This is a very rare native
wildflower found only in Arkansas and Missouri,
but it performs well in gardens from the Upper
Midwest to the Northeast. Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 12-18 in.
1 quart $10
Clumps of glossy leaves with dramatic spines
give rise to spikes of dark green, rounded,
clover-like flowers in midsummer. Prefers full
sun and regular soil with occasional summer
water. Impressive evergreen perennial for the
front of a border. Fantastic in a dry rockery
planting with boulders and rocks. Zones 7-9 H:
2.5 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
1 gal. $15
Epimedium acuminatum 'Night Mistress'
New! A real evergreen beauty with long leaves
and large spider like purple flowers backed with
white sepals. Blooms in early spring. Zones 5-8
H: 12-15 in. W: 15-18 in.
PHAMR
1 gal. $15
Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake
Master)
Definitely different! Imagine small golf balls on
stems rising from yucca-like spiky leaves, and
you've got a pretty good idea of what this plant
looks like! Rattlesnake Master is native to the
Eastern US and is very adaptable, growing
in wet or dry soils in full sun to part shade.
Drought tolerant once established. Zones 5-9
H: 3-4 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UDN
1 gal. $15
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Queen Esta'
(Barrenwort)
Harold Epstein named his first seedling
introduction after his wife Esta. The large
flowers have dark lavender inner-sepals and
pale lavender spurs that complement the
newly emerging purple foliage. The small heart
shaped leaves are deciduous. The habit is
clump forming. Zones 5-8 H: 12 in. W: 12-15 in.
PHAMR
1 gal. $15
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Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst' seedlings
(Pineapple Lily)
New! Strap-like burgundy foliage and pineapple-like stalks of creamy flowers. These were
grown from seed from given to us by a customer from Martha's Vineyard. He has grown it
there successfully for many years. Zones 7-9
H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UAR
1 quart $15
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Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort)
Eupatorium hyssopifolium (Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort)
Got sun and sand? You need this plant! Airy
white flowers bloom in late summer to early
Fall. Likes dry, sunny places where it can be
hard to grow much of anything. Zones 5-9 H:
3ft. W: 12-15 in.
UPDN
Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride' (Alumroot)
Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore, Bear's Foot)
Deeply divided, dark, evergreen leaves form
a mounded plant about 18" high and wide. In
February, clusters of pale green bell-shaped,
nodding flowers appear as a fountain over the
foliage. This, like most Hellebores, is very easy
to grow. Zones 5-9 H: 18-24 in. W: 15-18 in.
1 gal. $15
PHDAR
Gentiana 'True Blue' (Hybrid Gentian)
Hemizygia 'Candy Kisses'
UPM
UAM
A floriferous gentian with large 2" long tubular
flowers of true blue up and down the stems.
Blooms for a long period beginning in midsummer. Easy to grow in sun or part shade and
well-drained sandy loam soil. Prefers cooler
growing zones with mild summers. PP20433
Zones 4-8 H: 15-20 in. W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
New! Fantastic tender perennial. Even if
you don't live in a frost free area this plant
has multi-season appeal. Great for summer
containers, Sun or partial shade. Keep in a
cool greenhouse or room in the fall. Variegated
foliage with spikes of pink flowers that last all
winter. Zones 8-10
15-18", 1 gal. $15
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's
Variety'
Heuchera 'Bella Notte'
UPDAM
UPHAM
This beautiful ground-cover forms a dense mat
of fragrant light green foliage that is topped
with soft pink flowers with darker sepals and
stems in late spring/early summer. Tolerant of
bright shade and drier soils. Zones 4-8 H: 1218 in. W: 12-18 in.
New! An elegant selection of deep purple leaf
coral bells with long lasting flowers. Dark red
stems carry light pink flowers over an exceptionally long period. This Heuchera villosa
hybrid is naturally heat and humidity tolerant.
Thrives in part shade but will grow in sun or
shade. Zones 4-9 H: 8-12 in. W: 15-18 in.
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
(G. sanguineum x G. psilostemon) . New! Pink
flowers with red veining bloom from late spring
through late summer. This low maintenance
perennial can be used as a ground cover in
sunny areas. It grows quickly to form a wide
mass of attractive green foliage all summer.
Foliage takes on red tones in fall. Zones 4-8 H:
16-18 in. W: 24-36 in.
Heuchera 'Pinot Gris'
Ginger leaves with a silvery overlay age to
smoky rose with a rosy purple underside.
Cream, bell shaped blooms rise above foliage
up to 18". Prefers moist soil. Protect from hot
afternoon sun. USPP #19592 Zones 4-9 H: 10
in. W: 14 in.
UPAM
UPMR
1 gal. $15
Geum x 'Sangria'
Heuchera 'Stainless Steel'
1 gal. $15
A semi-double, sterile, intense red hybrid that
starts blooming at the end of May and goes
through June into July. The plants are compact
with slightly hairy green foliage. Easy and carefree. Zones 4-7 H: 36-42 in. W: 30-36 in.
UPM
1 gal. $15
Heuchera pubescens hybrid. A very vigorous
selection from the Olivers of The Primrose
Path. Young foliage is silver with a purple
flush, becoming clear silver at bloom time; the
undersides of the leaves are dark red-purple.
The leaves are about 4" across. White flowers
are borne on 18" tall loose panicles. Zones 5-8
H: 8-12 in. W: 18-24 in.
PHAM
4" pot $10
Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'
(Sneezeweed)
Delightful, brown spherical cones are surrounded by bright yellow-reflexed petals looking like
hundreds of yellow-skirted dancers in motion.
The foliage is compact and bushy. Tolerant
of a wide variety of conditions. Blooms from
mid- summer into fall. Zones 4-10 H: 18-24 in.
W: 12-18 in.
UPAMN
1 quart $10
Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'
(Alumroot)
A distinctly different species with large fuzzy
leaves of light green. It is a vigorous grower
that is more heat tolerant than other species.
Blooms in early fall and puts on quite a show
with numerous small white flowers. Zones 4-8
H: 15-18 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAMN
1 gal. $15
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Heuchera villosa 'Mocha'
Iris tectorum 'Wolong' (Roof Iris)
Heuchera villosa 'Mocha'
A vigorous-growing form with massive deep
brown-black foliage. The foliage emerges deep
rosy brown and intensifies to near black in full
sun. 'Mocha' forms compact mounds. Villosa
types are heat and sun tolerant, but perform
best in part shade. PP18,386 Zones 4-8 H: 16
in. W: 16 in.
UPAMN
Hosta 'Rubies and Ruffles'
New! This stylish hosta forms an upright
spreading clump of green leaves with creamy
white, ruffled margins. The leaves are held on
showy, red stems. Deep purplish red scapes
carry the pale purple flowers late in the season.
Zones 3-9 H: 15-18 in. W: 24 in.
PHM
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Heucherella 'Brass Lantern'
New! 5 lobed, star-shaped leaves of burnished
gold to deep apricot with brick red centers form
a large dense mound. 'Brass Lantern' is topped
with white bottlebrush flowers on reddish stems
in late spring. Naturally heat and humidity
tolerant. Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Zones
4-9 H: 12-18 in. W: 20-24 in.
UPAM
Hosta 'Striptease'
A distinctive large hosta named for the narrow,
white line that appears between the gold
center and dark green margin. Becomes a
sizeable clump of attractive leaves. Prefers
moist, organic soil and performs best in partial
to full shade. (Protect from harsh afternoon
sun.) Pale violet flowers in mid to late summer.
Zones 3-9 H: 20 in. W: 30 in.
PHM
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Hosta 'Blazing Saddles'
(Hosta 'Beatrice' seedling x Hosta 'Blue
Umbrellas'). New! Forms a 4' wide clump of
oblong, dark green leaves with a wide, creamywhite edge. 'Blazing Saddles' is topped in early
summer with 2' tall spikes of medium-lavender
flowers. A vigorous grower. Zones 3-8 H: 15-18
in. W: 40-48 in.
Iris cristata 'Navy Blue Gem' (Crested
Iris)
New! Deep blue-violet with contrasting white
signal. Small flower, compact foliage, very vigorous. Covers itself with flowers in May. Zones
5-8 H: 4 in. W: 12-15 in.
PAMNR
PHM
1 quart $10
Hosta 'Guacamole'
Iris cristata 'Sam's Mini' (Crested Iris)
1 quart $10
This sport of 'Fragrant Bouquet' forms a large
mound of chartreuse centered, green bordered
leaves which become brighter gold during the
season and in brighter light. Very vigorous
grower with tall scapes of very large fragrant
near-white flowers from mid-August into September. Zones 3-8 H: 18-24 in. W: 30-36 in.
PHM
PAMNR
1 quart $10
1 gal. $15
Hosta 'Humpback Whale'
New! A giant hosta that forms a massive
dome of very large, blue green, heart-shaped,
corrugated leaves. Flowers are near-white and
bloom in early summer. Prefers moist, organic
soil and performs best in partial to full shade.
Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Zones 3-9 H:
3 ft. W: 7 ft.
PHM
Iris cristata 'Tennessee White' (Crested Iris)
Tennessee White' is a vigorous spreader and
prolific bloomer that covers the fan-like foliage
with brilliant white flowers in Spring. Each
flower is accented with delicate yellow crests.
Zones 3-9 H: 4-6 in. W: 12-15 in.
PHAMNR
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
Iris tectorum 'Wolong' (Roof Iris)
PHM
PAMR
New! A very small hosta with thick, heartshaped leaves with very wide, wavy green margins. Narrow, creamy white markings shoot out
in a feathery pattern from the cream petioles.
Light lavender flowers bloom in midsummer.
Prefers moist soil in part to full shade. Avoid
afternoon sun. Zones 3-9 H: 10 in. W: 20 in.
1 gal. $15
pg. 64
New! Collected by Sam Norris in Olive Hill,
KY. Small medium blue violet flowers and
diminutive foliage. Signals white with dark blue
halo, yellow and white crests. Large dense
mats with many bloomstalks. Zones 4-8 H: 3-4
in. W: 12-15 in.
New! One of the most vigorous clones of
Chinese roof iris. It forms tighter clumps and
doesn't spread as much. It enjoys bright woodland conditions. Clumps of soft, lush green
foliage are topped with stalks of rich lavender
flowers in early spring. Zones 5-8 H: 1-1.5 ft.
W: 1-1.5 ft..
1 gal. $15
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Iris x louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Maianthemum canadense (Canada Mayflower)
Iris x louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
UPMWR
UPAMN
New! Huge flowers, nearly 6" across, of a
striking deep purple, near-black color appear in
early summer. 'Black Gamecock' flourishes in
consistently moist to wet soils. Deer resistant
and beloved by hummingbirds. Zones 5-10 H:
3 ft. W: 2 ft.
1 quart $10
Kniphofia typhoides (Brown Poker)
New! Clumps of blue-green foliage resembling a large sedge with keeled leaves. Small
cattail-like flowers of an unusual cocoa-brown
color emerge in late summer. Very attractive to
insects. From South Africa where it is becoming rare due to coal mining. Zones 6-8 H: 24-30
in. W: 12-18 in.
UMW
1 gal. $15
Liatris cylindracea (Cylindrical Blazingstar)
New! This drought tolerant native prefers dry,
sandy or rocky, alkaline soils. Rose-purple
flowers bloom over a long season from July
through October. Growth habit is upright and
clump forming. Zones 4-7 H: 18-24 in. W: 6-12
in.
UDAMN
Few plants can produce such an electric,
eye-popping red as our native cardinal flower.
Upright flower spikes are produced for a long
period in midsummer. Give adequate moisture
and full or part sun and will thrive. Zones 2-8 H:
2-4 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
1 gal. $15
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)
Blooms in midsummer at the same time as its
better-known red-flowering relative L. cardinalis. Likes moist soils in sun to part shade.
Will tolerate some drought and may self-sow
if happy. A must for the naturalized garden.
Zones 4-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 12-18 in.
UPAMN
1 quart $10
Lobelia siphilitica 'Alba' (White Cardinal Flower)
New! An uncommon white form of Great
Lobelia. 'Alba' is clay tolerant and is great in
rain gardens or planted along water features.
Blooms from August through September. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Plant along
with other Lobelia for dramatic effect. Zones
3-9 H: 3-4 ft. W: 12-18 in.
1 quart $10
UPAMN
Liatris graminifolia (Grass-leaf Blazing
Star)
Lysimachia lanceolata (lanceleaf
loosestrife)
Native from New Jersey to Alabama, this
compact perennial has soft 2" long grass like
foliage on reddish-pink stems. A plethora of
small, soft lavender to near white flowers
bloom in early autumn supplying a rich source
of nectar for butterflies and fall ripened seeds
for birds. Zones 6-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 8-12 in.
UPDAMN
1 quart $10
Liatris scariosa var. novae-angliae
(Blazing Star)
Rare yet easy to grow, this native will summon
butterflies and moths to your garden. Tiny,
redish-purple flowers in heads up to 1 inch
across bloom from August to September. It
will bring to life any part to full sun area in the
garden, whether formal or naturalized. Zones
3-8 H: 2-4 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UDAMN
1 quart $10
Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
Add some bold texture to your shade garden or
pond garden with this large-leaved perennial.
Broad, serrated, bronze-purple leaves form
a sizable clump that is topped with golden
orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers on dark stems
in summer. Best in cool, partially shaded locations. Zones 4-9 H: 30-36 In. W: 30-36 in.
PMR
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
This eastern US native puts on a beautiful display in mid-summer, when small, nodding yellow flowers appear. Often forms small colonies
when grown in moist soils but tolerates a wide
variety of conditions. Thin purple stems provide
a nice contrast. Zones 4-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAMNR
1 gal. $15
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' (Yellow Loosestrife)
New! 'Alexander' has variegated leaves that
are sage-green with cream borders. New
growth is gorgeously tinted with pink on white.
Bright yellow flowers adorn spikes to up to 2
feet tall in June. Zones 4-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 10-12
in.
UPAM
1 gal. $15
Maianthemum canadense (Canada
Mayflower)
This native woodland plant is a creeping
ground-cover that is topped with small white
flowers in early summer. Very dainty, only a few
inches tall but lovely when mixed with sedges
or creeping phlox. Great for naturalizing. Zones
2-8 H: 4-6 in. W: 8-10 in.
PHMW
1 quart $10
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PERENNIALS
Manfreda virginica "Henry Foundation Seedlings" (False Aloe)
Manfreda virginica "Henry Foundation
Seedlings" (False Aloe)
New! Formerly called Agave virginica, this
native succulent grows in a rosette with leaves
variably spotted reddish brown. In midsummer
it is topped with 4-5' tall flower spikes with up to
30 small fragrant, pale yellowish-green, tubeshaped flowers. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 2-4 ft.
UDAN
Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' (Creeping phlox)
Passiflora incarnata (Maypop, Passionflower Vine)
A SE US native distinguished by its striking,
fragrant, 3-4" lavender flowers which are
followed by edible (seedy) fruit. Forms a
rapid-growing, tendril-climbing vine, woody or
herbaceous depending on climate. A good food
source for butterflies. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 ft. W:
3-6 ft.
UPAMN
1 quart $15
1 gal. $20
Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)
A treasured native spring ephemeral that
blooms in early spring with delicate blue "bells",
then dies back, making it a perfect companion
for hostas or other perennials. Thrives in moist,
well-drained soils. Best planted in under the
canopy of deciduous shade trees. Zones 3-8
H: 18-24 in. W: 12-18 in.
PHMN
Penstemon calycosus (Smooth Beardtongue)
Attract butterflies with this eastern US native.
Showy, light purplish-pink, snapdragon-like
flowers are displayed on 2 to 4' tall spikes in
June and July. Great for naturalizing in average
to moist places in part shade. Tolerates full sun
if soil is consistently moist. Zones 5-8 H: 30-36
in. W: 18-24 in.
PHAMN
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Monarda bradburiana (Horsemint or
Eastern Beebalm)
Penstemon pinifolius (Pineleaf Beardtongue)
UPDANR
UDAR
A pleasantly aromatic member of the mint
family that blooms in spring, earlier than other
Monarda. Flowers are light lavender to white
with purple spots on the petals. Native to the
U.S. A striking addition to the butterfly garden.
Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Plant in
part/full sun. Zones 4-8 H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
1 gal. $15
New! This Hummingbird magnet has flame orange flowers that bloom for 2-3 months starting
in late Spring. Drought tolerant, and deer and
rabbit resistant. Attractive, pine-like leaves on
purple stems are evergreen in milder climates.
Needs well drained soil in full sun. Zones 5-9
H: 12-18 in. W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' (Beebalm)
Raspberry-red flowers top fuzzy aromatic
leaves which are highly resistant to deer, yet
attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and
beneficial insects. Likes full sun, blooms for a
long time in midsummer. Do not let soil dry out.
Zones 3-8 H: 3-4 ft. W: 2 ft.
UPAMNR
Penstemon smallii (Small's Beardtongue)
Native to the Southeast U.S. along rocky
slopes and woodland margins. Performs best
in light shade to full sun in well-drained soil.
Very easy to grow. Purple stems bear pink
to deep magenta tubular flowers from May
through June. Zones 5-9 H: 1-2 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPAMNR
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Pachysandra procumbens (Allegheny
Spurge)
A native groundcover that's becoming more
popular. Not to be confused with the Japanese
species, it's more delicate and appropriate for
the woodland garden. It has mottled semi-evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers along
with the new spring growth. Spreads slowly
and not as vigorously spreading as the evergreen form. Zones 4-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 1-2 ft.
Penstemon x mexicali Red Rocks®
Durable hybrid penstemon selected from crosses made by Bruce Meyers between Mexican
and American wild penstemons. Narrow, dark
green leaves form an attractive mound. Red
Rocks® sports a constant succession of bright
rose flowers all summer. A Plant Select® award
winner. Zones 5-8 H: 12-15 in. W: 12-15 in.
UA
PHAMNR
1 quart $10
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)
Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'
(Creeping phlox)
1 gal. $15
New! Wild Quinine's clusters of pure white
flowers bloom for a month or more in June and
July. Deep green crinkly leaves are another asset. Likes full sun to light shade. Native to the
Eastern US. Zones 3-8 H: 2-4 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UDAMNR
1 gal. $15
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This wonderful evergreen, woodland plant
forms a low growing dense mat in moist acid
soils. Clear purple flowers are held up above
the deep green foliage creating a dramatic effect. Blooms late spring / early summer. Zones
5-8 H: 6-10 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAMN
1 quart $10
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PERENNIALS
Phlox subulata 'Millstream Daphne' (Creeping Phlox)
Sedum sexangulare (Tasteless Stonecrop)
Phlox subulata 'Millstream Daphne'
(Creeping Phlox)
Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia)
UPDAM
UPDAMN
New! A stoloniferous native perennial which
forms a low ground cover. Loose clusters of
rich pink flowers with dark throats appear in
April-May. Prefers sandy or gravelly soils.
Tolerates hot, dry exposures better than most
other phlox. Zones 3-8 H: 3-6 in. W: 1-2 ft.
Ruellia is low growing and compact, not reaching more than 12 inches high. Delightful light
blue petunia-type flowers last a day and are
produced as long as the temperature is above
70 degrees. This Eastern US native naturalizes
easily in hot, sunny areas. Zones 6-9 H: 8-12
in. W: 18-24 in.
3 quart $15
1 gal. $10
Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain'
(Jacob's Ladder)
A gorgeous plant with lacy, almost fern-like
foliage that emerges with a deep maroon
color, later becoming green. Upright stems of
blue-purple phlox-like flowers appear in late
spring. Prefers moist, humus rich soil. Zones
5-8 H: 24-0 in. W: 24-0 in.
UPAM
Sedum album 'Green Ice' (Stonecrop)
New! This deer resistant groundcover has
white star-shaped flowers that bloom early to
mid-summer. The evergreen foliage maintains
a rich olive-green color throughout the winter.
Prefers full sun to light shade. Drought Tolerant. Zones 4-8 H: 2-4 in. W: 10-12 in.
UDAR
1 gal. $15
1 quart $10
Polygonatum biflorum var commutatum (AKA 'Giganteum' Giant Solomon's Seal)
New! A substantial native woodland perennial
that typically grows 3-5' (occasionally to 7') tall
on stout, arching stems. In spring, bell-shaped,
greenish-white flowers dangle underneath the
arching stems. Flowers are followed by inedible
but highly ornamental blue-black berries.
Zones 3-8 H: 3-7 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
Sedum album 'Red Ice' (Stonecrop)
New! This evergreen groundcover has white
star-shaped flowers that bloom early to
mid-summer. The real show begins in the fall
when 'Red Ice' colors to deep blood red. The
red color lasts right through the winter. Deer
resistant and drought tolerant. Zones 4-8 H:
2-3 in. W: 8-12 in.
UDAR
PHDAM
1 quart $10
Pycnanthemum incanum (Hoary
Mountain Mint)
Sedum forsterianum 'Antique Grill'
(Stonecrop)
1 gal. $15
Offer up some minty nectar to the insect world
with this cool, silvery plant. White flowers with
a sprinkling of tiny purple spots appear in
multi-layered tiers in mid summer. From morning until evening the dance of the pollinators
can be observed. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 ft.. W: 3-4
ft..
Bluish grey needle-like leaves with green tips,
older leaves and stems turn red in winter.
Flowers are yellow. Excellent low growing and
spreading plant in pots or as groundcover.
Zones 4-9 H: 4-8 in. W: 12-16 in.
UDA
UPDAN
1 gal. $15
Pycnanthemum muticum (Shorttoothed mountain mint)
Sedum 'Pure Joy' (Stonecrop)
1 gal. $15
Dense clusters of little pinkish flowers are
highlighted by silvery bracts and provide nectar
and pollen for butterflies and bees. The leaves
are strongly aromatic when crushed and smell
like spearmint. Likes bright shade. Great for the
woodland border. Zones 4-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UPDAMN
New! Delightful blue-green foliage on arching
stems that are topped with mauve-pink flowers
that darken as they age. Flowers appear in
September. Great rock garden plant. Full sun
well drained soil is best. PP24194 Zones 3-9
H: 10-12 in. W: 24-30 in.
UDA
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet
Black-eyed Susan)
New! Daisy-like flowers (to 3" across) with
butter-yellow petals and red-brown centers
from August - October. Thrives in clay, or
any reasonably rich soil. Sweet coneflower is
native to moist prairies and along streambanks.
Flowers have a mild aroma of anise. Zones 3-8
H: 3-5 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
1 quart $10
Sedum sexangulare (Tasteless Stonecrop)
An incredibly tough, sun and drought tolerant,
but also will do well in shade. Its small leaves
are arranged in rows of six, which is how it
derives its name. Sedum sexangulare forms
a green mat with yellow flowers in summer.
It maintains some foliage in winter - turning
orange to red, but eventually becomes brown.
Zones -0 H: 6-10 in. W: 10-12 in.
1 gal. $15
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PERENNIALS
Sedum stefco (Stefanov Stonecrop)
Solidago stricta (Wand Goldenrod)
Sedum stefco (Stefanov Stonecrop)
Evergreen bluish green foliage contrasts
with crimson colored stems. Foliage turns to
a scarlet-purple color during winter months.
White flowers emerge in late summer to early
fall. Prefers full sun to light shade. Zones 3-8
H: 2-4 in. W: 1-2 ft.
UPDAM
1 gal. $15
Silphium perfoliatum 'The Holy Grail'
(Cup Plant)
New! This golden leaved selection of our native
Indian Cup Plant emerges chartreuse and
brightens in summer. Lemon yellow sunflowers
appear mid-late summer. Leaves are fused
around the stem forming a cup that holds water
from which birds and butterflies can drink.
Goldfinches feast on the seeds in autumn.
Zones 4-8 H: 6 ft. W: 2-2.5 ft.
UPAMWN
1 gal. $15
Sedum tatarinowii 'Thundercloud'
(Stonecrop)
New! A superb plant with exceptionally
ornamental, dissected foliage. 'Thundercloud'
blooms all summer with clouds of white, starshaped flowers rising above the succulent
foliage. Deciduous. Cut back in early spring.
PP 21,833 Zones 4-8 H: 8 in. W: 10-12 in.
UDA
Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
(Blue-eyed Grass)
Discovered in Lucerne Switzerland, it is a
clump-forming perennial that features narrow
stiff grass-like blue-green leaves and erect
bright blue star shaped flowers with gold centers blooming May through June. Semi-evergreen, deer resistant, moist Zones 5-8 H: 10-12
in. W: 10-12 in.
UPAMR
2 gal. $15
1 quart $10
Sedum ternatum (three-leaved stonecrop)
Solidago odora (Sweet goldenrod)
UPANR
UPDAMNR
A native, mat forming perennial with glossy
succulent evergreen foliage. In May it's
covered with starry white flowers. Unlike other
Sedums, it prefers to have partial shade and
moist soil. Typically grows in damp locations
along stream banks, bluff bases and stony
ledges. Zones 4-8 H: 2-4 in. W: 2-4 in.
One of the most recognizable plants in the
United States with it's dense golden-yellow
flower spires from July through September.
It's leaves give off a licorice (anise) fragrance
when crushed. Occurs on poor sandy soil, but
will perform better on a somewhat fertile site.
Performs well on heavy clay. Full sun to part
shade. Zones 4-9 H: 2-5 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
1 quart $10
1 gal. $15
Sedum tetractinum (Coral Reef Sedum)
A spreading groundcover sedum with round flat
leaves that stack upon each other and a growth
habit that hugs the ground. The foliage is green
in the summer, turning a wonderful shade of
rusty-red in fall. Sedum tetractinum is topped
with bright yellow flower clusters in summer
that rise just above the foliage. Zones 4-8 H:
1-3 in. W: 3-12 in.
Solidago puberula (Downy Goldenrod)
The common name of this native is derived
from the fine, soft hairs that cover the stems.
The flower head is composed of yellow tubular
disk flowers in the center of yellow to orange
strap-shaped ray flowers. Prefers sandy soils
and may be found in fields, roadsides and
woodlands. Zones 5-8 H: 1-3 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UPDAN
UPDAM
1 gal. $15
Senecio aureus (Golden Groundsel)
Solidago sempervirens (Seaside
Goldenrod)
1 gal. $15
Big, dark green, shiny leaves make a dramatic
groundcover in moist shady areas, and the
golden yellow daisy flowers in May are bright
and colorful. Self-seeds readily when happy.
Zones 4-9 H: 1-3 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UPAMN
1 gal. $15
This salt tolerant Goldenrod produces arching
branches with clusters of deep-yellow flower
heads that attract songbirds and butterflies.
Foliage is somewhat succulent and the basal
leaves are evergreen. Grows to about 3 feet in
sandy conditions. Can grow much taller in rich
fertile soil and may require staking. Zones 3-9
H: 3-6 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UDAN
1 gal. $15
Silphium integrifolium (Rosinweed)
Smaller than its giant relatives, Rosinweed
has 2-3-inch yellow flowers that bloom in late
summer. It thrives in moist soil but it is equally
at home in average to dry soils thanks to its
deep taproot (don't plan on moving it once
established). A great plant for clay soils. It
attracts a variety of pollinators. Zones 4-8 H:
4-6 ft. W: 2-3 ft.
UDAMN
1 gal. $15
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Solidago stricta (Wand Goldenrod)
Tall slender yellow wands to 72". Fine in sandy
pine barrens as well as wet meadows. A great
tall accent that begins to bloom in October with
flowers at the top 10" of the scape. A distinctive
trait is the adpressed leaves that lie flat against
the flowering stem. Zones 5-9 H: 5-6 ft. W:
2-4 ft.
UDAMN
1 gal. $15
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Solidago uliginosa (Bog Goldenrod)
Solidago uliginosa (Bog Goldenrod)
Unlike most other goldenrods, this one likes it
wet. While happy in bogs, it can also adapt to
drier conditions as well, making this a useful
plant for sites which are intermittently wet, such
as detention basins. Typical golden yellow flowers bloom August through September. Zones
4-8 H: 4-5 ft. W: 3-4 ft.
UPAMWN
1 gal. $15
Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)
Tanacetum coccineum 'Robinson's
Red' (Painted Daisy)
New! Painted Daisies that make great long
lasting cut flowers. Foliage is bright green
and ferny, with upright stems bearing loads of
single yellow-eyed red daisies. Cheery bright
flowers are produced in late spring to summer,
should re-flower if cut back after first blooming.
Zones 3-7 H: 24-36 in. W: 18-24 in.
UDAM
1 quart $10
Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'
(Lambs' Ears)
New! A silky soft, dwarf Lambs Ears. Forms a
dense groundcover with soft, fuzzy, silver-gray
leaves. Lilac plum flowers in 10” spikes appear
in summer. Grow in full sun. Requires good
drainage. Deer resistant. Zones 5-8 H: 3-4 in.
W: 1-2 ft.
UAM
1 quart $10
Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Hummelo' (Alpine betony) sports lavender-purple flowers atop tall stems. It forms large
rounded clumps of long, narrow, textured
leaves. Blooms appear early thru mid-summer.
This would make a great addition to any sunny
place in your garden. Deer & rabbit resistant.
Zones 4-8 H: 18-20 in. W: 18 in.
UPAMR
1 gal. $15
Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
(Lettermann's Ironweed)
Has very nice fine foliage akin to amsonia and
is a compact but vigorous grower. It has true
purple flowers that bloom in late summer and
attract plenty of butterflies. Zones 4-9 H: 30-36
in. W: 30-36 in.
UDAN
1 gal. $15
Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Speedwell)
An extremely dwarf, slowly-spreading,
low-growing speedwell. Typically forms a mat
of foliage only 1 inch tall but spreading to 1824" wide. Small erect clusters of blue flowers
appear above the foliage (to 2" tall) in late
spring, covering the mat with a profuse bloom.
Tiny, oval, glossy green leaves. Zones 4-8 H: 1
in. W: 18 in.
UAM
1 quart $10
Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton
Candy'
Vivid, two toned flowers put on a spectacular
display from June to August, especially when
massed. Upright flowering stems have dense
whorls of cotton candy pink flowers. Zones 4-8
H: 18-24 in. W: 18-24 in.
UAM
1 gal. $15
Viola riviniana Purpurea Group (Purple
Leaved Common Dog Violet)
This charming little creeper is commonly sold
as the native Viola labradorica. The purple
tinged foliage makes for an interesting ground
cover in shady areas of the garden. Small
mauve-purple violets appear in both spring and
fall. Does best in rich, moist soil. Zones 5-8 H:
3-4 in. W: 4-6 in.
PHAM
1 quart $10
Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube' (Stoke's
aster)
Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)
UDAMNR
UPAM
New! Deep sky blue flowers with white centers
bloom for a long period during summer to early
fall on a compact plant. This easy to grow
native attracts butterflies. Well drained soil is a
must during winter. Deadhead spent flowers to
encourage additional bloom. Drought tolerant.
Zones 5-9 H: 12-18 in. W: 12-18 in.
Not only does this relative of carrots, parsley
and celery have an interesting name, but it is
also a primary host for the Missouri woodland
swallowtail butterfly. You will enjoy the unique
umbels of yellow flowers that appear in late
Spring and handsome deep green foliage on a
1-2-foot high plant. Zones 3-8 H: 18-24 in. W:
18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy,
Celandine Poppy)
Unlike its flamboyant Oriental cousins, this
native Celandine Poppy's beautifully cut leaves
don't disappear, leaving you with a hole to fill.
Fuzzy buds followed by 2" wide single petaled
flowers of bright yellow appear in early Spring
for approximately 4-8 weeks, but flowering may
continue intermittently throughout summer.
Zones 4-8 H: 15-18 in. W: 15-18 in.
PHMN
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CARNIVOROUS & COMPANION BOG PLANTS
Chamaelirium luteum (Fairy Wand)
Sarracenia leucophylla (White-Topped Pitcher Plant)
Chamaelirium luteum (Fairy Wand)
Rare, monotypic, woodland perennial in the
lily family; Basal rosette of light green leaves
with single dioecious 12" flowering stalk and
white-greenish flowers. Found in open mesic
rich hardwood forests or wet meadows. Good
container bog plant. Zones 4-9 H: 2-4 ft. W:
12-18 in.
PHMN
Sarracenia 'Blood Orange' (Pitcher
Plant)
A cross by Jason Austin (‘Papaya’ x flava
var. rubricorpora). This hybrid was created to
darken the tubes on an already fantastic plant,
‘Papaya’. Tall, dark-red tubes to 24” on mature
plants with bi-colored flowers. The lid shows
prominent black venation that creeps down the
tube as well. Zones 6-8 H: 10-12 in. W: 8-10 in.
UWN
1 quart $15
4" pot $20
Drosera tracyi (Tracy's Sundew)
This Gulf Coast native is a very vigorous
grower. The 1 foot tall, bright green hairy stalks
are covered with glandular tentacles, topped
with sticky secretions for trapping and digesting
insects. Light purple flowers bloom in late June.
Keep moist at all times. Zones 7-9 H: 10-12 in.
W: 10-12 in.
Sarracenia 'Bug Bat' (Pitcher Plant)
Copper color pitchers may grow to 20 inches
tall. Unknown parentage shows strong influence from Sarracenia minor. Deep red flowers
appear in spring. Zones 6-8 H: 18-20 in. W:
8-10 in.
UW
UMW
1 quart $15
Helonias bullata (Swamp Pink) (New
Jersey Sales Only)
Sarracenia 'Fat Chance'
3" pot $15
Beautiful fragrant pink flowers with purple
stamens in early April. Occurs naturally on
vegetated hummocks at the base of cedars
in swamps from New Jersey to the Georgia.
Nursery-propagated plants, for sale in New Jersey only. We can not ship these plants outside
of NJ. We do not guarantee this item. Zones
5-8 H: 12-14 in. W: 10-12 in.
One of the lowest growing Sarracenias. This
is a selection of S. rosea with pink-red flowers.
The tubes will be a rich rose-red in full sun.
Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 10-12 in.
UW
4" pot $15
PMWN
4" pot $20
Rhexia alifanus (Savannah Meadow
Beauty)
This meadow beauty is one of the tallest we’ve
grown. Pinkish-purple flower and square stem,
similar to some of our NJ meadow beauties.
Native from NC to TX, it is hardy for us in more
than one NJ bog garden. Grows in bogs and
savannahs in wet, peaty sand. Full sun. Zones
7-10 H: 24-30 in. W: 10-12 in.
Sarracenia flava (Yellow Pitcher Plant)
One of the most vigorous species, this tall
grower can be found from Virginia south to the
gulf coastal regions of western Florida. Large
yellow flowers are some of the first to bloom in
the spring. Zones 6-8 H: 24-36 in. W: 12-15 in.
UWN
2 quart $25 4" pot $15
UMW
4" pot $10
Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Leah
Wilkerson' (Pitcher Plant)
Exciting potential in this cross by Bill Smith of
two classics. Intermediate characteristics of
both parents. 20” tall green tubes with white
tops are the norm with a bi-colored flower. No
two seedlings are alike and they most closely
resemble the primary hybrid S. x moorei.
Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 10-12 in.
UWN
A cross by Jason Austin taking inspiration
from the S. x ‘Redbug’ hybrid from Dr. Larry
Mellichamp. Wonderful yellow tubes with
red venation to 10” with abundant maroon
flowers. Turning a pinkish red as cold weather
approaches. Imagine a shorter jonesii with
more tube production. Zones 6-8 H: 8-10 in.
W: 10-12 in.
1 gal. $15
UWN
Sarracenia alata var. rubrioperculata
(Pitcher Plant)
Sarracenia leucophylla (White-Topped
Pitcher Plant)
UWN
UWN
4" pot $15
Wild collected seed from the “Buttermilk Flats”
location way down south. Tall greenish-yellow tubes to 24” with pale yellow flowers.
Prominent red venation typical to alata with the
added purple underside to the lid. Zones 5-9 H:
12-15 in. W: 10-12 in.
4" pot $15
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Sarracenia jonesii X rubra ssp rubra
(Pitcher Plant)
Dramatically different! Very tall pitchers are
green with white veins on the mouth, lid and
upper portion of the tube, which in some cases
can also be dark maroon. Best in full sun and
moist bog conditions. Zones 6-9 H: 24-36 in.
W: 12-15 in.
2 quart $25
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CARNIVOROUS & COMPANION PLANTS
Sarracenia 'Panama Red' (Pitcher Plant)
Sarracenia 'Panama Red' (Pitcher
Plant)
A cross by Jason Austin (flava var. cuprea x
flava var. rubricorpora) x flava var. rubricorpora. This backcross was done to add vigor to
our rubricorpora clone, which is a sparse tube
producer. Tall dark-red tubes to 30” on mature
plants with yellow flowers. Tubes have wildly
variable striping/venation and maroon suffusion. Zones 6-8 H: 8-10 in. W: 8-10 in.
Tofieldia racemosa (Coastal False Asphodel)
Sarracenia x 'Green Monster'
Bill Scholl created this green monster by crossing anthocyanin-free mutants of S. leucophylla
and S. minor. Zones 6-9 H: 24-30 in. W: 12-15
in.
UW
4" pot $50
UWN
4" pot $15
Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher
Plant)
Our NJ native. Low prostrate pitchers that have
red to maroon veins with a green background.
Red flowers in early spring. This is the only
pitcher plant to intentionally hold water. Zones
3-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 12-15 in.
UWN
4" pot $15
Sarracenia x moorei (Pitcher Plant)
A primary hybrid of S. leucophylla and S. flava.
Very tall 24-30" slender pitchers with a base
color of green often suffused with strong red
coloration on the upper portion of the tube
and in the hood area while still showing off the
whites of the S.leucophylla parent. Orange-red
flowers in May-June. Zones 5-9 H: 24-30 in.
W: 10-12 in.
UW
2 quart $25 4" pot $15
Sarracenia rubra ssp. gulfensis anthocyanin-free
Discovered by Jim Bockowski. Essentially a
rubra without red pigment. We like to say they
are anthocyanin-free. This makes the tubes
and flowers a fluorescent greenish-yellow.
Zones 6-9 H: 8-12 in. W: 10-12 in.
UW
4" pot $15
Sarracenia x wrigleyana 'Scarlet Belle'
(Pitcher Plant)
(leucophylla X psittacina). A naturally-occurring
hybrid between leucophylla and psittacina
and exhibits the characteristics of both of its
parents. White tubes with red veins from it's
leucophylla parent but less than half the height
of leucophylla because of the horizontal nature
of its other parent, psittacina. Zones 5-9 H:
8-10 in. W: 10-15 in.
UWN
4" pot $15
Sarracenia 'Snowflake' x 'Leah Wilkerson' (Pitcher Plant)
A Bill Smith cross with the vigor of ‘Snowflake’
and the size of ‘Leah Wilkerson’. Bi-colored
appearance. 20” tall tubes with a green
leucophylla appearance, showing some lid and
throat color variations. No two are alike and
the S. x moorei parentage is strong in this one.
Zones 5-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 10-12 in.
UWN
1 gal. $15
Tofieldia racemosa (Coastal False
Asphodel)
Rare native bog perennial has iris-like leaves
to 10" and sticky flowering stems to 18". White,
six-petaled star-like flowers in upright clusters
in June. Grows in wet peaty sands in the NJ
Pine Barrens in full sun. Companion for Pitcher
Plants. Zones 5-9 H: 10-15 in. W: 10-12 in..
UPWN
1 quart $20
Sarracenia x catesbaei (Catesby's
Pitcher Plant)
Aquascapes Unlimited recreated this naturally
occuring hybrid between S. purpurea and S.
flava in their secret lab, using selected forms
of both parents. Shows characteristics of both,
with dark-red flowers and 1' tall tubes. Tubes
are yellow with heavy red veins, darkening to
maroon. Best in full sun and moist bog conditions. Zones 5-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 10-12 in.
UWN
4" pot $15
Sarracenia x exornata (purpurea X
alata)
This is a naturally occurring hybrid between S.
purpurea and S. alata. Deep maroon-purple
tubes are held upright. Red flowers. Zones 5-9
H: 8-12 in. W: 10-12 in.
UWN
BUILD-A-BOG WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 16
This enjoyable and informative workshop here at the
nursery includes everything you need to build your very
own bog: a 16-inch round weatherproof container, filled
with 6 plants of your choice—pitcher plants, orchids,
cranberry and a bog perennial. We will provide handson instruction during the bog assembly process and answer your questions. $100 per registrant.
4" pot $15
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND
Call, email, or visit our website to register
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GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (grassy-leaved sweet flag)
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (grassyleaved sweet flag)
Brighten the garden with this wonderful, award
wining, evergreen grass-like perennial. Sword
like blades are variegated green and gold. Can
be grown in containers or in the ground to add
texture and color. Zones 5-9 H: 6-12 in. W:
6-12 in.
UPMWR
Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot' (Golden Lily-Turf)
Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'
(Northern Sea Oats)
New! This deer-resistant grass has 1" wide
variegated leaves with contrasting stripes of
bright green and creamy white. The white
continues up into the oat-like seed heads for
dramatic effect. This deserves a spot at the
front of the garden border. Zones 4-9 H: 2-3 ft.
W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
UPAMNR
Ammophila breviligulata (American
beachgrass)
Hakonechloa macra (green Japanese
Forest Grass)
1 gal. $15
One of the most common dune grasses along
much of the Atlantic Coast, Ammophila is
extremely important in building and stabilizing
sand dunes. Grows best near the water's edge
and where sand is removed and redeposited
fairly frequently. Zones 5-10 H: 2-4 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UDN
New! Hakone grass has gracefully arching
bright green leaves that form dense, cascading
mounds. Excellent when planted en-masse
especially along a path or walkway. Best grown
in humusy, consistently moist, well-drained
soils in part shade. Zones 5-9 H: 12-18 in. W:
18-24 in.
1 quart $10
PHAMR
Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'
(Palm Sedge)
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' (Japanese Forest Grass)
1 gal. $15
New! This miniature form of the native Carex
muskingumensis grows only 8 inches tall and
forms a cheery mound of bright green, fine
foliage. Great when planted en-masse in moist
shade or at the edges of ponds. This slow
spreader can eventually form a low-growing
groundcover. Zones 3-8 H: 6-8 in. W: 10-12 in.
PHAMN
Bright golden yellow leaves with an arching
habit, create a look reminiscent of flowing
water. Best in part shade. Slowly spreading to
form dense mounds. Morning sun brings out
the best color. Zones 6-9 H: 6-10 in. W: 18-24
in.
PAMR
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' (Japanese
Sedge)
Graceful, weeping foliage of this golden
evergreen sedge will brighten the floor of the
woodland garden. Morning sun produces the
brightest color while more sun tends to create a
chartreuse, apple green color. Looks incredible
planted with ferns and hostas and is easy to
grow. EverColor® PP21002. Zones 5-9 H: 1
ft. W: 2 ft.
Hakonechloa macra 'Fubuki'
This wonderful selection was discovered at
Briggs from a sport of 'Aureola'. Stiff, upright foliage is variegated white and green, transitioning to pink in autumn. Its more compact stature
and color is quite different from other Japanese
forest grass. PP# 21,757 Zones 5-9 H: 10-14
in. W: 12-16 in.
PAMR
PAMWR
1 gal. $15
Carex plantaginea (Seersucker Sedge)
Juncus inflexus 'Blue Arrows' (Rush)
1 gal. $15
Native to rich, damp forests of the Eastern US,
this evergreen clumping sedge has wide, textured (seersucker) leaves 8 inches long. Purplish-black flowers (to 10 inches) are produced
in March and are held above the previous
year's foliage. Thrives in moist, organic soil, in
part shade. Zones 4-8 H: 8 in. W: 10-12 in.
PHAMNR
New! Soft, blue-green foliage and an upright
form make this a terrific accent plant. 'Blue
Arrows' thrives in heat and full sun. Perfect for
rain gardens or along a pond edge. Although
often grown as a wetland plant, Juncus inflexus
is quite drought tolerant once established. Evergreen in most climates. Zones 5-9 H: 30-36
in. W: 18-24 in.
1 gal. $15
UPAMW
Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern
Sea Oats)
Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot' (Golden Lily-Turf)
1 gal. $15
AKA Woodoats, Inland sea oats, and River
oats. Clusters of pale green seedheads are
reminiscent of beachside sea oats, a different
species (Uniola paniculata). This native warm
season grass is a 3' groundcover that will
grow in sun or shade, wet or dry, just about
anywhere. Beautiful when backlit by the sun.
Zones 3-8 H: 2-3 ft. W: 18-24 in.
UPAMNR
The golden leaves on this liriope make it stand
out in the garden. Beautiful purple flowers held
atop the leaves in late summer are a perfect
foil for the chartreuse foliage. Foliage color is
brightest in the Spring. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 in. W:
10-12 in.
PHAM
1 gal. $15
1 gal. $15
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GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS
Liriope muscari 'Variegata' (Lily-Turf)
Liriope muscari 'Variegata' (Lily-Turf)
New! A vibrant, grass-like perennial with green
foliage that is striped with cream. The foliage
persists through the winter in warmer climates.
Spikes of small lilac flowers bloom in September and are followed by almost black berries.
Zones 5-10 H: 12-15 in. W: 18-24 in.
UPAM
1 gal. $15
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
Schizachyrium scoparium Blue Heaven™ (Little Bluestem)
Sturdy foliage starts out dark silvery blue but
by late summer becomes a patchwork of burgundy, pink, red, purple and orange. Delicate
tan flower plumes appear above the foliage
in late summer. Grows well in a variety of soil
conditions in full sun. PP17,310 'MinnBlueA'
Zones 3-9 H: 40-48 in. W: 2-3 ft.
UDANR
1 gal. $15
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Fast Forward'
(Pink Muhly Grass)
A new variety of pink muhly grass that blooms
earlier than the species, as early as August.
Clumps of very narrow deep green leaves are
topped with airy, pink flowers. Grow in full sun
and dry, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and
very dramatic when planted en masse. Zones
6-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 2 ft.
UDANR
1 gal. $15
Ophiopogon bodinieri (Tibetan Mondo
Grass)
New! Ron's 2002 collection from a steep wooded hillside in Tibet near the start of the Tsangpo
River Gorge, the world's deepest. Dense growing, spreading, grass-like, evergreen foliage,
8-10" high. Zones 6-8 H: 4-6 in. W: 1-2 ft.
PM
3-6", 4" pot $10
Ophiopogon chingii (japonicus) 'Sparkler' (Mondo Grass)
New! Slow growing groundcover for moist
shade. Thin, dark blue-green foliage has bright
green new growth. Sparkling white flowers
appear in summer followed by blue berries in
the fall. An excellent choice for edging beds,
borders and walkways. Zones 5-8 H: 6-8 in. W:
10-12 in.
PHAM
1 gal. $15
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
A native warm season grass that forms a 2-3
foot tall clump with delicate open panicles that
are surprisingly fragrant. Fall is the true season
of interest with orange-red fall color softening
to creamy beige in the winter. It thrives in sunny, dry locations. Zones 4-9 H: 2-3 ft. W: 1-2 ft.
UDANR
1 gal. $15
GIFT CERTIFICATES
Gift certificates are available in amounts of $50, $100,
$150, $200, $250 and $500. Please indicate on the order form whether you would like us to send the certificate to you or the recipient, and their name and
address. We will include a current RareFind Nursery
catalog. Gift Certificates now have an expiration date
to comply with New Jersey regulations. They are valid for two (2) years from date of purchase. Please add
the amount(s) to your order and payment. You may also
order gift certificates on our website, by visiting us at
www.rarefindnursery.com.
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' (Mondo
Grass)
New! At only 2-3" tall 'Nana' has a tighter, more
formal habit than the typical Mondo Grass. Foliage is a deep green. Topped with small white
flowers in summer. Metallic blue berries ripen
in fall. Well suited as a ground cover, border
edging or between stepping stones. Deer resistant. Zones 5-8 H: 2-3 in. W: 6-8 in.
UPAMR
1 gal. $15
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
(Black Mondo Grass)
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A spectacular evergreen grass-like plant to
use as a groundcover or accent in combination
planters. Growth habit is a dense clump former.
'Nigrescens' starts off purplish-green and turns
to jet black in full sun. Purplish-white flowers
emerge in early spring followed by dark berries
in the fall. Zones 6-9 H: 6-8 in. W: 6-8 in.
PA
1 gal. $20
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COME VISIT! WE LOVE TO SHOW OFF OUR BLOOMERS!
VISITING THE DISPLAY GARDEN
DATES AND HOURS WE’RE OPEN:
RareFind Nursery’s 11 acres are centered around a 4
acre display garden in a natural wooded setting, home
to a large and diverse collection of hardy rhododendrons,
shrubs, trees, and perennials. It also contains many seedlings from our own hybridizing efforts.
The nursery is open to retail customers:
Peak rhododendron bloom season lasts from May 1
to June 1, but something is usually blooming from about
April 1 into August. Picnic tables are available, so pack a
lunch and make a day trip. We are available for group visits and can accommodate buses. Please call ahead for
group visits so we can provide the attention you deserve.
HOW TO GET HERE (it’s easy)
We are within 12 miles of the New Jersey Turnpike or 20
miles of the Garden State Parkway. Please use our directions in the catalog. (DO NOT use Mapquest or a
GPS as the directions may be wrong at the very end!)
WHERE TO STAY
Please call or email us if you are looking for suggestions
for overnight accommodations. Freehold is the closest
town with hotels.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
If your traveling companions do not share your passion
for plants, Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park,
and the Jackson Outlet Mall are right down the road from
us as alternate entertainment choices. It’s also a short
drive to visit the Jersey Shore for more attractions.
A production house filled with rare plants
March 17, 18, 19
June 9, 10, 11
March 31,
July 14, 15, 16
April 1, 2
August 18, 19, 20
April 14, 15, 16
September 15, 16, 17
April 28, 29, 30
September 29, 30, Oct 1
May 12, 13, 14
October 13, 14, 15
May 19, 20, 21
November 3, 4, 5
Hours are 10:00 am - 4:00pm.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS REGARDING
ORDER PICKUP
We’re happy to let you pick out your own plants when
you come. You may also email or fax your list and let us
pull your order so you have more time to tour the gardens and shop for additional varieties that are not listed
in the catalog.
If we pull your order: From March 17-May 31 we need 5
working days advance notice. From June 1-November
5 we need at least 2 days advance notice. You must
provide a credit card which will be charged when your
order is placed.
When you arrive, you must tell us you have an order for
pickup. This is to prevent the double-pulling of your order
and double-charging you.
You must specify a day for pickup. When ordering online, put the date in the “Comments” field, immediately under the “Approximate shipping Date” you select.
Orders which are not picked up by the specified date
will be subject to a 20% restocking charge if you do
not contact us regarding a change in the date.
If you are driving an open pickup truck, please bring a
tarp or suitable covering to protect your plants on their
trip home.
PAYMENT INFO
We accept credit and debit cards, including Visa,
MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also
take checks and cash!
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RAREFIND NURSERY’S TREE & SHRUB PLANTING GUIDE
PUT THE RIGHT PLANT IN THE RIGHT PLACE
Avoid many problems by choosing plants that are well adapted to your site conditions. Is the site sunny, shady or windy?
Most plants such as rhododendrons prefer an eastern or northern exposure, as exposures with afternoon sun in the winter can
cause damage to broad-leaved evergreens. Exposure to wind
for broad-leaved evergreens can cause bronzing, dried leaves
and generally sad looking plants at the end of a hard winter.
Plants which are deciduous or which have needle-type leaves
are better suited for these locations. Of course, consider the ultimate size of the plant!
HYDROPHILIC GELS
Much of the US recently experienced record-breaking droughts
and watering restrictions. To help newly established plants survive, you may wish to use a hydrophilic gel (sold under brand
names of Terrasorb™ and Soilmoist™) to help retain soil moisture. (You may be familiar with them already as they are used in
disposable diapers!) Follow directions on the label. Remember,
a little of the gel goes a long way. Too much can pop the plant
out of the ground! If you are using a hydrophilic gel, mix it and
any other soil amendments with the loose soil in the bottom of
the hole.
CONSIDER SOIL TYPE AND DRAINAGE
Take a handful of moist soil and squeeze it. If the soil holds together in a solid mass, it is clay; if it crumbles easily it is sandy.
If it is somewhere in between it is a loam. Dig a test hole as
deep as the planting hole and fill with water. If the water drains
away slowly (less than a few inches per hour), drainage is poor,
and your choice of plants for that site may be limited unless
you amend the soil (see Soil Amendments). If the water drains
away quickly, as with sandy soils, organic material will help
retain moisture.
HOW BIG SHOULD I DIG?
The rule of thumb is to dig the width at least two times the diameter of the root ball, but only four inches deeper. Loosen
the soil in the bottom of the hole, and roughen up the sides of
the hole as much as possible, to allow roots to penetrate the
surrounding soil.
WHAT’S pH?
pH is the concentration of hydrogen ions, which make the soil
either acidic or basic (alkaline). A pH of 7 is neutral, a pH of 3-4
is very acidic and a pH from 9-10 is very alkaline. Much of the
Eastern US has naturally somewhat acidic soils, but it is a good
idea to have your soil tested, usually by your county cooperative extension service. Many plants are tolerant of a wide pH
range, while ericaceous plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas
and blueberries prefer acid soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. To lower
pH, use sulfur, iron sulfate (also know as ferrous sulfate or copperas), or ammonium sulfate for rhododendrons and azaleas.
Adding aluminum sulphate will make hydrangeas blue, but do
not use for rhododendrons and azaleas, as aluminum is toxic to
them. If you need to raise the pH, adding lime will make the soil
more alkaline.
SOIL AMENDMENTS
We are often asked whether to add peat moss or other soil
amendments when planting. Peat moss is generally not necessary, (and is considered a non-renewable resource, since it is
mined from peat bogs produced thousands of years ago.) If the
soil is poor in nutrients, compacted or contains a lot of clay, add
organic matter such as leaf compost or composted pine bark.
Add only organic fertilizers such as bone meal, rock phosphate,
Holly-tone or Plant-tone fertilizer to the planting hole. Chemical-based fertilizers may burn delicate new roots. Add composted organic matter. DON’T add sand. Sand + clay = cement! Gypsum may help loosen clay soils.
PLANTING DEPTH
Important! Almost all plants (except tomatoes) should be planted
with the ‘collar’ (junction where the roots begin on the stem) level with, or a bit higher than the surrounding grade, depending on
the type of soil. (See illustration 3, next page.) For well-drained
soils, the top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the
surrounding soil. For poorly drained soils, the plant should be
planted several inches higher than usual. It may be better to
make a mound and plant ON TOP of the ground, backfilling with
better soil. Make a transition zone by mixing the two soils where
they come together.
LOOSEN THE ROOTS!
Very important! Ericaceous plants such as rhododendrons and
azaleas have fibrous roots and can become pot-bound (that is,
the roots become matted around the edges of the pot they’re
grown in). So it is critical to scratch and roughen up the matted
root ball to loosen the roots so water can penetrate and roots
can grow into the surrounding soil. Use a small hand tool because doing it by hand is inadequate. DO NOT BE TIMID! You
will hurt the plant far more by being too ‘NICE’ to it. A post-mortem of dead plants often reveals that the roots were never disturbed before planting.
You can also ‘butterfly’ or quarter the root ball and spread the
roots as near to horizontal as possible. Build a mound in the
center of the hole and spread the roots over it. For non-ericaceous plants (most woody trees and shrubs) the roots should be
loosened and spread out as much as possible, to allow the roots
to penetrate into the surrounding soil. Be gentle when handling
roots that are fleshy or brittle, such as magnolias. Cleanly cut
off broken roots and any roots that grow backwards toward—or
around—the trunk to avoid having them girdle the plant.
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RAREFIND NURSERY’S TREE & SHRUB PLANTING GUIDE
PLANTING!
Place the plant in the hole and fill the
hole with water. Let the water drain
away. If it drains away quickly and the
soil seems very dry, repeat. Backfill
(replace soil around plant) AFTER the
water has drained away and settle the
soil around the roots. With some of the
extra soil, make a saucer to retain water around the plant.
WHAT ABOUT MULCH?
A layer of mulch helps to conserve
soil moisture. Cover the exposed top
of the root ball and surrounding area
with two to four inches of mulch. Leaf
compost, pine needles or composted
wood chips are very good. Fresh chips
can also be used, but supplemental
nitrogen fertil- izer should be applied
to replace that used up by microbes
during the process of decomposition. Do not make ‘mulch volcanoes’
(mulch mounded around the trunk of
the plant). Remember that roots are
meant to be wet (moist), and bark is
meant to be dry!
HOW MUCH WATER?
Watering newly established plantings:
This depends on the time of year, the
amount of rainfall, and plant requirements. Even drought tolerant plants
need adequate watering until they are
established. Planting in late spring or
summer will require more attention to
watering than planting in fall or early spring. In general, watering two to
three times per week should be sufficient. Fewer deep waterings are better than frequent shallow watering. Do
NOT keep the soil saturated, but do
not allow it to become bone dry either.
After a few weeks frequency of watering can be gradually reduced. Remember that most irrigation systems
are intended for maintenance, not establishing new plantings.
WINTER PROTECTION
Broadleaf evergreens can be sprayed
with an anti-transpirant such as WiltPruf, once around November and
once in February. This will help reduce
moisture loss from the leaves when
the ground is frozen and thus prevent
winter damage.
These planting instructions concentrate on potted trees and shrubs. The
above illustration, however, applies to “balled and burlapped” (B&B) plants,
and shows the planting depth and the placement of mulch.
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To “butterfly” the root balls of a
potbound rhododendron or azalea,
remove from pot; lay plant on its
side; and make a deep “X” cut
through the roots. Don’t be timid.
The illustration of upright plant at
the right shows how deep the cuts
should go.
After cutting into the root ball,
spread the four quarters apart to
loosen them.
Once you’ve roughed up and
scratched apart any potbound roots,
you’re ready to plant. Build a mound
in the center of the planting hole and
spread the roots over it, as shown
above. Depth of planting depends on
soil type. For well-drained soil, the
top of the root ball should be slightly
higher than the surrounding soil.
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ORDERING INFORMATION
WHEN (AND HOW) DO YOU SHIP?
We ship orders year-round, even in July and August
if it is cool enough and December-February for our
southern customers. Most orders will be sent by FedEx
Ground/Home Delivery or UPS. If you have a preference,
let us know. Very small orders may be shipped USPS
Priority Mail.
Please indicate a desired shipping date on the order
form. Ship dates are for the Monday of the week you
choose. We generally ship the most distant orders early
in the week and closer locations in the latter portion. If
you need your order on a specific day, please indicate
that in the ‘Comments’ section. We cannot guarantee
shipment by this date due to unforeseen circumstances,
but we will try very hard to accommodate your wishes.
If you need to hold your plants until you’re ready to
plant them: We ask that you unpack the boxes, remove
the paper from the tops and cut a few slits in the plastic
wrapped around the roots to allow for watering and
drainage. The bag will function as a temporary pot for
a week to 10 days. If you need to hold them longer, it’s
best that you repot them in another container.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR SHIPPING CHARGES?
There is much more to shipping your order than the
actual transportation costs. Processing your order
involves paperwork, pulling, wrapping and packing
your plants. We DO try to keep shipping costs to a
minimum, despite annual increases from FEDEX, UPS
and other major carriers.
Please add minimum packing and shipping charge of
• $15 or 25% of plant order total, whichever is
greater; for the following states: AL, CT, DC, DE, FL,
GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NY, NH, OH,
PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
• $15 or 30% of plant order total for orders shipped
to other states, EXCEPT AK, CA, OR, WA, HI,
OR OUTSIDE THE US, AS WE DO NOT SHIP TO
THESE AREAS.
Please add 7% sales tax on orders shipped to NJ
addresses. We are required to collect NJ sales tax on
shipping/handling charges as well as the plant total.
Please add $20.00 for EACH oversized plant ordered,
as indicated in the catalog. Oversized plants are
generally large plants 3' or more with heavier
rootballs or trees that are a minimum of 4' tall and
require a 2-part telescoping box. Plants are tied into
the box to minimize movement during shipping and
box edges are reinforced. We try to minimize these
additional charges but our first concern is adequate
protection of the plant during shipping.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payment must accompany all orders. We accept
Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express,
checks and money orders. Credit cards will be
charged when you place your order. Since we try to
reserve plants on a first come, first serve basis, orders
placed in January and February for March and April
delivery will be picked and put in a sequestered area
until time to ship. You will be charged, however, at the
time of ordering.
WHAT ABOUT PICKUP ORDERS?
You may pick up your order at the nursery throughout
the year. Please allow at least 2 BUSINESS DAYS to
allow us to assemble it. However, during April and May
we require a minimum of 5 days and cannot guarantee
our ability to have orders ready for pickup due to the
volume of orders during those months.
DO YOU OFFER A WHOLESALE DISCOUNT?
RareFind Nursery also offers specimen plants and
unusual plant material in larger sizes for landscape use.
We do provide a discount to the trade. Please contact
us for our wholesale policies. Check our website for
availability of larger plants.
THE BEST METAL TAGS
These are some of the longest lasting, permanent labels
available and we use them ourselves. They’re made of
aluminum with a soft core, so they become embossed
when you write on them with a ball-point pen or pencil.
We discard the thin wires that are included and use
3-ply plastic coated bell wire from the hardware store.
Use an 8-10” piece, attach one end to the label and
make a large sliding “lasso” at the other end around the
branch to avoid girdling.
$20 per box of 100 with your plant order.
If ordered separately, there is a minimum order of 2
boxes plus $6 shipping.
THE FINE PRINT
We try very hard to ensure accurate prices, sizes and
specifications, but sometimes mistakes happen. We
reserve the right to correct these errors.
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RAREFIND NURSERY ORDER FORM
957 Patterson Road, Jackson, NJ 08527 • Phone: 732-833-0613 • Fax: 732-833-1623 • [email protected]
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COME SEE FOR YOURSELF: MAKE YOUR OWN RARE FIND!
RareFind Nursery opens for
the season on Thursday,
March 17, 2016 and closes
on November 5, 2016.
OPEN HOUSE DAYS:
February 27
(Hamamelis Festival)
March 17, 18, 19
March 31,
April 1, 2
April 14, 15, 16
April 28, 29, 30
May 12, 13, 14
May 19, 20, 21
June 9, 10, 11
July 14, 15, 16
August 18, 19, 20
September 3 – 11
Closed for Inventory
September 15, 16, 17
September 29, 30, Oct 1
October 13, 14, 15
November 3, 4, 5
HOURS:
10am-4pm
Open by appointment on
other days all year long:
732-833-0613
FROM INTERSTATE-195, take Exit 16-B (the exit for Great
Adventure and Jackson Outlet Mall), and turn right at the
end of the ramp, which will put you on Rt 537 East. Stay
on Rt 537 for less than one mile. Turn (bear) right onto
Wright-Debow Rd., and continue for 1.3 miles. IMMEDIATELY after bridge over I-195, make a sharp right onto
Patterson Rd. You will see the nursery on your left. Follow
Patterson Rd. to the nursery entrance at green iron gates. (If
going West take Exit 16 and keep to the right)
FROM THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE, take Exit 7A for Interstate 195 East. Go 11 miles on Interstate 195, to Exit
16B. Take Rt 537 East and follow directions for I-195.
FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY, Take GSP Exit 98
and follow signs for I-195 West. Stay on I-195 to exit 21
(Jackson-Rt 527). At top of ramp, turn left and go over I-195
to first traffic light— Rt 526. Turn right onto Rt 526 and go
2.2 miles to Wright-DeBow Rd. (You know you are getting
close when you see the Gas Time gas station and the F&J
Auto used car lot.) Wright-DeBow goes off to the right at an
angle. Go 0.7 miles to Patterson Rd. (immediately before
bridge over I-195). Turn left onto Patterson Rd- nursery is
on the left. Go approximately 200 yards to nursery entrance
at green iron gates.
LOCAL VISITORS:
FROM FREEHOLD: Take Rt 537 west, from traffic light at
junction of Rt 537 and Rt 527, go 3.9 miles to Wright-DeBow Rd. (you’ll know you are close when the mailbox numbers are in the 460’s.) You will see a street sign showing 5
intersecting roads. Wright-DeBow is a very sharp left turn.
Follow directions for I-195 for remainder.
FROM TOMS RIVER: Take Garden State Parkway to I-195,
or if you prefer local roads, take Rt 527 through Jackson
Twp. Turn left on West Commodore (Rt 526), and continue
from Garden State Parkway directions.
FROM LAKEHURST: Take 547 north to Rt 571, turn left at
the light and continue through Cassville to intersection with
Rt 537. Turn right at the traffic light and continue on Rt 537
for less than 1/3 mile to Wright-DeBow Rd. Continue from
I-195 directions.
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Build-A-Bog Workshop.................................................. 71
Cornus kousa Scarlet Fire............................................. 26
Criteria for Success with Rhododendrons..................... 8
Gift Certificates.............................................................. 73
Guarantee......................................................................... 2
Labels - metal................................................................ 15
Maps & Directions.......................................................... 79
Order Form & Information........................................77-78
Planting Instructions...................................................... 75
Shipping Information..................................................... 77
Sons of Last Liberty Tree............................................... 10
Staff................................................................................. 56
Visiting the Nursery....................................................... 74
RHODODENDRONS
Elepidotes.......................................................................4-8
Lepidotes......................................................................9-10
AZALEAS
Deciduous...................................................................11-15
Evergreen....................................................................16-18
TREES, SHRUBS & VINES
Abelia (Fragrant Abelia).................................................... 19
Acer (Maple)..................................................................... 19
Actinidia (Kiwi)................................................................. 19
Adina (Chinese Buttonbush)............................................ 20
Amelanchier (Shadbush).................................................. 20
Aronia (Chokeberry)......................................................... 20
Asimina (Pawpaw)............................................................ 20
Aucuba (Japanese Laurel)................................................ 20
Betula (Birch)................................................................... 20
Buddleja (Butterfly Bush)............................................20-21
Buxus (Boxwood)............................................................. 21
Callicarpa (Beautyberry)................................................... 21
Calycanthus (Sweetshrub)............................................... 21
Camellia......................................................................21-22
Carpinus (Hornbeam Ironwood)....................................... 22
Ceanothus (New Jersey Tea)............................................ 23
Cephalanthus (Buttonbush)............................................. 23
Cercidiphyllum (Katsura).................................................. 23
Cercis (Redbud)............................................................... 23
Chaenomeles (Quince)................................................23-24
Chionanthus (Fringetree).................................................. 24
Cladrastis (Yellowwood)................................................... 24
Clematis........................................................................... 24
Clethra (Summersweet)...............................................24-25
Colutea (Bladder Senna).................................................. 25
Conradina (False Rosemary)............................................ 25
Cornus (Dogwood).................................................... "25-27
52"
Corylopsis (Winterhazel).................................................. 27
Corylus (Hazlenut)............................................................ 27
Cotinus (Smoketree)........................................................ 27
Daphne............................................................................ 27
Daphniphyllum (Redneck Rhododendron)....................... 27
Davidia (Dove Tree).......................................................... 28
Deutzia............................................................................. 28
Dichroa (Chinese Quinine)................................................ 28
Diervilla (Bush Honeysuckle)............................................ 28
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Disanthus (Redbud Hazel)............................................... 28
Edgeworthia (Paperbush)................................................. 28
Enkianthus....................................................................... 28
Erica (Heath).................................................................... 28
Euonymus (Spindletree)................................................... 29
Fargesia (Bamboo)........................................................... 29
Ficus (Fig)........................................................................ 29
Forsythia (Golden Bells)................................................... 29
Fothergilla........................................................................ 29
Franklinia (Franklin Tree).................................................. 29
Gardenia.....................................................................29-30
Gaultheria (Checkerberry Wintergreen)............................ 30
Gaylussacia (Box Huckleberry)........................................ 30
Gelsemium (Carolina Jessamine)..................................... 30
Gymnocladus (Kentucky Coffeetree)............................... 30
Halesia (Carolina Silverbell).............................................. 30
Hammamelis (Witch Hazel).........................................30-32
Hibiscus........................................................................... 33
Hovenia (Raisin Tree)....................................................... 33
Hydrangea..................................................................33-35
Hypericum (St John's Wort)............................................. 35
Idesia (Igiri Tree)............................................................... 36
Ilex (Holly)...................................................................36-38
Illicium (Anise Tree).....................................................38-39
Jasminum (Winter Jasmine)............................................. 39
Kalmia (Mountain and Sheep Laurel)..........................39-40
Kerria............................................................................... 40
Koelreuteria (Golden Raintree)......................................... 40
Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)......................................40-41
Leucothoe........................................................................ 41
Liquidambar (Sweetgum)................................................. 41
Liriodendron (Tuliptree).................................................... 41
Lonicera (Honeysuckle)...............................................41-42
Loropetalum (Fringe Flower)............................................ 42
Lycium (Goji Berry)........................................................... 42
Magnolia.....................................................................42-45
Mahonia........................................................................... 46
Myrica (Bayberry)............................................................. 46
Nevusia (Alabama Snow Wreath)..................................... 46
Nyssa (Tupelo or Sourwood)............................................ 46
Orixa (Japanese Orixa)..................................................... 46
Osmanthus (False Holly).................................................. 46
Oxydendrum (Sourwood)................................................. 46
Philadelphus (Mock Orange)............................................ 47
Photinia (Red Tip Photinia)............................................... 47
Physocarpus (Ninebark)................................................... 47
Pieris (Japanese Andromeda).....................................47-48
Poncirus (Hardy Orange).................................................. 48
Prunus (Plum, Peach)...................................................... 48
Punica (Pomegranate)...................................................... 48
Quercus (Oak).................................................................. 48
Rhodoleia......................................................................... 48
Rosa (Rose)..................................................................... 49
Sarcococca (Sweetbox)................................................... 49
Schefflera......................................................................... 49
Stachyurus (Spiketail)...................................................... 49
Stephanandra.................................................................. 50
Stewartia.......................................................................... 50
Stransvaesia (Photinia).................................................... 50
Styrax (Snowbell)............................................................. 50
Syringa (Lilac).............................................................50-51
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Trochodendron (Wheel-Tree)............................................ 51
Ulmus (Elm)...................................................................... 51
Vaccinium (Blueberry)...................................................... 51
Viburnum....................................................................51-52
Vitex................................................................................. 52
Weigela............................................................................ 52
Wisteria............................................................................ 52
Zenobia............................................................................ 52
CONIFERS
Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)....................................... 54
Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar)........................................ 54
Cupressocyparis (Leyland Cypress)................................. 54
Juniperus (Juniper).......................................................... 54
Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood)........................................ 55
Picea (Spruce).................................................................. 55
Pinus (Pine)...................................................................... 55
Sciadopitys (Japanese Umbrella Pine)............................. 56
Taxodium (Baldcypress)................................................... 56
Taxus (Yew)...................................................................... 56
Thuja (Arborvitae)............................................................. 56
Thujopsis (Elkhorn Cypress)............................................ 56
PERENNIALS
Actaea (Cimicifuga).......................................................... 57
Agastache (Hyssop)......................................................... 57
Allium (Onion)................................................................... 57
Amorpha canescens........................................................ 57
Amsonia (Blue Star)......................................................... 57
Anemone (Japanese Anemone)....................................... 58
Antennaria (Pussytoes).................................................... 58
Aquilegia (Columbine)...................................................... 58
Asclepias (Milkweed)....................................................... 58
Aster................................................................................ 59
Astilbe.............................................................................. 59
Baptisia (Wild Indigo)..................................................59-60
Brunnera.......................................................................... 60
Cacalia (Indian Plantain).................................................. 60
Calamintha (Catmint)....................................................... 60
Campanula (Bellflower).................................................... 60
Caryopteris (Bluebeard)................................................... 60
Ceratostigma (Plumbago)................................................ 61
Chrysopsis (Golden-aster)............................................... 61
Coreopsis (Tickseed)....................................................... 61
Delosperma (Ice Plant)..................................................... 61
Dianthus (Pinks)............................................................... 62
Echinacea (Coneflower)................................................... 62
Epimedium (Barrenwort).................................................. 62
Erigeron (Robin's Plantain)............................................... 62
Eryngium.......................................................................... 62
Eucomis (Pineapple Lily).................................................. 62
Eupatorium (Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort)..................... 63
Gentiana (Gentian)........................................................... 63
Geranium......................................................................... 63
Geum............................................................................... 63
Helenium (Sneezeweed)................................................... 63
Helleborus (Hellebore)...................................................... 63
Hemizygia........................................................................ 63
Heuchera (Coral Bells)................................................63-64
Heucherella...................................................................... 64
Hosta............................................................................... 64
Iris...............................................................................64-65
Kniphofia (Brown Poker).................................................. 65
Liatris (Blazing Star)......................................................... 65
Ligularia (Leopard Plant).................................................. 65
Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)................................................. 65
Lysimachia (Loosestrife).................................................. 65
Maianthemum (Canada Mayflower)................................. 65
Manfreda (False Aloe)...................................................... 66
Mertensia (Virginia bluebells)........................................... 66
Monarda (Beebalm).......................................................... 66
Pachysandra (Allegheny Spurge)..................................... 66
Parthenium (Wild Quinine)............................................... 66
Passiflora (Maypop Passionflower Vine).......................... 66
Penstemon (Beardtongue)............................................... 66
Phlox (Creeping Flox)..................................................66-67
Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder)......................................... 67
Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)........................................ 67
Pycnanthemum (Mountain Mint)...................................... 67
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)........................................ 67
Ruellia (Wild Petunia)....................................................... 67
Sedum (Stonecrop).....................................................67-68
Senecio (Golden Groundsel)............................................ 68
Silphium (Rosinweed)...................................................... 68
Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass)....................................... 68
Solidago (Goldenrod)..................................................68-69
Stachys (Lambs' Ears)..................................................... 69
Stokesia (Stoke's Aster)................................................... 69
Stylophorum (Wood Poppy Celandine Poppy)................. 69
Tanacetum (Painted Daisy)............................................... 69
Vernonia (Ironweed)......................................................... 69
Veronica (Speedwell)........................................................ 69
Viola (Violet)..................................................................... 69
Zizia (Golden Alexanders)................................................ 69
CARNIVOROUS & COMPANION BOG PLANTS
Chamaelirium (Fairy Wand).............................................. 70
Drosera (Sundew)............................................................ 70
Helonias (Swamp Pink).................................................... 70
Rhexia (Meadow Beauty)................................................. 70
Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant)...........................................70-71
Tofieldia racemosa (False Asphodel)................................ 71
GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS
Acorus (Sweet Flag)......................................................... 72
Ammophila (Beachgrass)................................................. 72
Carex (Sedge).................................................................. 72
Chasmanthium (Sea Oats)............................................... 72
Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass)............................ 72
Juncus (Rush).................................................................. 72
Liriope (Lily-turf)..........................................................72-73
Muhlenbergia (Muhly Grass)............................................ 73
Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass)............................................ 73
Schizachyrium (Little Bluestem)....................................... 73
Sporobolus (Prairie Dropseed)......................................... 73
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