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HALESIA — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Likes a moist, but well drained soil with lots of humus material and organic materials. Can be planted in sun or part shade.

71567 Halesia diptera var. magniflora - Two Winged Silver Bell — A heavy flowering small, rounded tree. The yellowish green leaves on this species are wider with tiny serration of the margin. In May, the large, white bell shaped flowers occur in long drooping bunches, even after a harsh winter. 3-4' $34.95


Hamamelis x intermedia — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) A hybrid of H. japonica and H. mollis. A vase-shaped 15-20’ shrub with bright green oval leaves up to 6" in length, and good yellow coloring in the fall. Early to midwinter, flowers with long narrow petals are borne on bare branches. Give these shrubs full sun or partial shade. Prefers moist but well drained, fertile soil.

71290 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ — Has yellow flowers with a light scent of lemon. Orange, yellow and red foliage in the fall. 2-3’ $39.95

70057 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Carmine Red’— Has a somewhat spreading habit and large claret red flowers with a sweet but faint fragrance. Foliage has red-orange fall color. 3-4’ $39.95

71280 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ — ‘Diane’ has the deepest red of the red flowering forms. The calyx is purple-red and flowers are sweet but faintly fragrant. 2-3’ $29.95

70281 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Fire Charm’ — Syn ‘Feuerzauber’. This is an attractive red flowered cultivar. The flowers turn from red to orange as they age. 2-3’ $39.95

72584 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Glowing Embers’ — This new cultivar was found by Wada at Hakaneya Nursery in Japan. It has bi-color blooms of gold petal tips and deep red at the base. Very nice. 2-3’ $39.95

71100 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’—Has kinked yellow-orange flowers that glow like copper emerging from a claret-red calyx cup. Rich red and orange fall color. 1-2' $32.95, 3-4’ $49.95, 5-6’ $89.95

71374 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Luna’— Has twisted yellow petals with a burgundy base. 4-5’ $79.95

70556 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ — Has longer primrose yellow petals that emerge slightly tinged with purple-red calyx cup and at the base of each petal. Very floriferous and nice sweet scent. 2-3’ $35.95, 4-5’ $79.95

71377 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Sunburst’ — Has abundant large pale yellow flowers with wine red calyx cups produced in January and February. 6-12" $19.95, 6-7’ $99.95

70068 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Westerstede’ — Has primrose-yellow flowers that are faintly fragrant. Foliage exhibits showy yellow orange and red fall color. 5-6’ $89.95

70278 Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Winter Beauty’ — Dark yellow petals emerge from a dark red calyx to brighten the last days of winter. Petals approach 1" length, though the heavily twisted shape makes them appear shorter. 1-2’ $25.95

Hamamelis japonica

70305 Hamamelis japonica ‘Zuccariniana’ — This large shrub is erect at first, developing an open spreading shape as it matures, creating a handsome specimen. Flowers have narrow, yellow petals with a crinkled texture, which appear in late February. Fall foliage is a rich yellow. 1-2’ $24.95

72585 Hamamelis mexicana - Mexican Witch Hazel — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Syn. Hamamelis virginiana var mexicana; another plant with contentious naming, you will find information on this plant under both names. This plant’s native range falls in Northern Mexico. It has similar lateral branching to other Witch Hazels, forming a multistemmed tree. Light to strong yellow flowers with narrow petals that appear as fringe when in full bloom. Foliage is dark green and heavily textured. 4-5’ $59.95

Hamamelis mollis - Chinese Witch Hazel — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Considered by many to be the prettiest of the Hamamelis species, the petals are long, very fragrant and have less twist than those of other species. Considered to be the most fragrant of the witch hazels. How nice to see flowers in winter on this handsome shrub to small tree ranging from 10-20’! The rounded leaves are felted beneath and turn yellow in the fall. Clusters of good, dark yellow flowers bloom on bare stems December to March.

71600 Hamamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ — Vibrant is the word! In late winter, when everything is dreary, this witch hazel illuminates the yard with soft lemon yellow spikes held in red-purple calyx cups that cover the branches. A delicate, sweet scent wafts pleasantly through the yard when in bloom. SOLD OUT

Hamamelis vernalis - Vernal Witch Hazel — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) A multistemmed shrub, dense growing and can reach heights of 6-10’. They like moist soils, but well drained. They are pH adaptable, but like full sun to partial shade. The flowers are fragrant, and the plants will make an excellent informal hedge.

70558 Hamamelis vernalis ‘Christmas Cheer’ — This Hamamelis blooms even earlier than the rest. As the name implies, you’ll see it as early as Christmas. The color is a unique, soft, reddish purple. The small flower clusters really pack a wallop when it comes to fragrance! The most intensely fragrant species of our collection at Gardens, we find it reminiscent of gardenias. 2-3’ $39.95

HEBE — (10oF, USDA Zones 8-10) If you have a place where the soil just isn’t so good, we have some plants for you! Hebes are really diverse and interesting evergreens. They prefer to be grown in poor or moderately fertile soil, moist, but well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline, in sun or part shade. This is a good plant for containers and used in mixed borders as well. Plants do best in coastal or mild winter inland environments. Though they tolerate lower temperatures than those given, they lose their evergreen foliage.

70277 Hebe odora — (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) Syn. H. buxifolia. A compact upright growing shrub to 3 or 4’ with bright green leaves and small white flowers. Blooms profusely from June-July in dense terminal clusters and makes an excellent hedge. Likes the coastal regions. Does not do well inland. 2-3’ $24.95

71966 Hebe ‘Wiri Dawn’ - A prostrate variety. Pink flowers cover the unusual gray-green narrow leaves. Very low growing and will cascade over a wall. Grows 1 ‘ tall by 3’ wide. 2-3’ $15.95


Helwingia chinensis — (0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) A vigorous growing shrub 6-8’ high. Helwingia is one to add to our unusual list, as it flowers from its’ leaves. This is possible due to fusion of plant parts, so rather than bloom in the leaf axils, the greenish flowers emerge from the midrib of the leaf. This plant is dioecious, a gardener needs both male and female plants to produce the purple fruit. Willow like leaves of this plant are medium green and evergreen. Great for the partial shade in your woodland garden.

73454 Helwingia Male form — Has broader laves. 4-5’ $29.95

73455 Helwingia Female form— 4-5’ $29.95


Hibiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This plant is valued for beautiful flowers that bloom in profusion in late summer and early fall. Loves sun and needs long hot summers to flower well. Grow in humus rich, well drained, slightly alkaline soil. This shrub will grow to about 12’ tall with a spread of 6-10’. There are many varieties as well as many different colors, and they all take well to pruning.

70691 Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ — Sky blue flowers 5" in diameter have a small red throat. 1-2’ $19.95

72138 Hibiscus syriacus ‘White Chiffon’ PP#12612 — One of the breathtaking ‘Chiffon’ varieties with large, single flowers and showy lacy centers. This one has 4-5’’ beautiful bridal white blooms. A very strong grower to 8’ tall and equally wide. 1-2’ $17.95

70406 Holodiscus discolor - Ocean Spray — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) A vigorous ornamental shrub of varying height. It prefers a sunny well drained location; partial shade will encourage taller growth. Clusters of creamy white flowers hang down from the branches amidst the summer leaves of green above and soft gray below. The flowers age to a lovely golden color later in the fall. 1-2’ $19.95, 2-3’ $24.95

HYDRANGEA — See also Vine Section. — Approximately 23 species of vines, shrubs and even trees make up the genus Hydrangea. All are somewhat easy to grow in a variety of soil types, but they like to be kept moist at the roots and protected from hot afternoon sun. Some species do quite well in almost full shade. The species with flattened or lacecap blooms have many inconspicuous fertile flowers in the center surrounded by infertile colorful sepals called ray-florets. The domed or mophead blooms have only infertile ray-florets. Other hydrangea species have very open flowering parts, some have elongated panicles, and others show a merging of flowering types. Hydrangeas take well, and even benefit from proper pruning. A general rule of thumb is to prune right after blooming; then take the flowerheads indoors for drying. The dried blooms make beautiful arrangements keeping their color from one year to the next.

Hydrangea anomala — See Vine Section

Hydrangea integrifolia Evergreen! See Vine Section.

Hydrangea macrophylla — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) These wonderful big-leafed hydrangeas are divided into two groups, the Hortensia Group (mopheads) and the Lacecaps. Both are deciduous, rounded shrubs up to 6’ in height and 8’ in width and do well in a variety of garden environments including the coast. The 4-8" leaves are semiglossy and lightly to coarsely toothed. Flowers appear in mid to late summer, primarily on old wood so prune right after flowering. Bloom color is often affected by soil pH: adding aluminum sulfate acidifies the soil to produce blue flowers and adding lime will neutralize or create a more basic soil bringing out the pinks. White flowers are not affected. H. macrophylla can take full sun in mild summer areas but profits from some afternoon shade where the summer sun is more intense.

73378 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Amethyst’ — MOPHEAD. This late bloomer is a delightful plant. The mophead is very tight when immature, opening to a well-spaced modified showy dome of ray-florets. The color can vary from pale lavender to a mauve-blue, gradually becoming mauve toward the center of the florets when mature. 3-6" $7.95

71097 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ — MOPHEAD. A flower with trusses of light mauve. The florets have upturned sepals forming little cups on a loose flattened head. Unusual, appealing, and with mild lilac scent. Recommended! 6-12" $13.95

71379 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bouquet Rose’ — MOPHEAD. Large, pink to mauve flowers are held on slim, arching stems. 2-3’ $24.95

Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline™ series — MOPHEAD. These Hydrangea have been developed in Germany by plantsmen Franz-Xaver and Konrad Rampp. With strong stems and exceptional foliage, these dense plants will be 3’ or less. This series is highly desirable in the garden. The plants are also very mildew resistant.

74116 Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline™Paris PP#10,906 — MOPHEAD. This variety that has both an abundance of flowers and an abundance of foliage. It grows to about 6’ tall and equally wide. The pink to deep crimson red florets are large and frilly, and bloom in mid-July. 6-12" $13.95

73819 Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline™Venice PP#10,928 — MOPHEAD. Syn. ‘Venice Raven.’ Venice is a brilliant fuchsia with flowerheads so packed they look like a Rose Parade float! These flowers are terrifically long lasting, and with their strong stems great in cut arragements. 6-12" $9.95, 2-3’ $24.95

74117 Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline™Vienna PP#10,928 — MOPHEAD. Earlier to bloom than other Hydrangeas, Cityline Vienna reblooms until frost. This lacecap Hydrangea has a compact habit that requires less pruning, making this a low-maintenance plant. With beautiful white double blooms against dark green to mid-green foliage, it is also suitable for shade gardens, and makes a stunning container plant. A collection of double blooms for more flower power. 6-12" $9.95

73380 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Coerulea Lace’ — LACECAP. Syn. ‘Coerulea’. Affected by pH, the color of these blooms can vary between pastel pink to baby blue. Consistently beautiful lacecaps that continue from late spring until frost. 2-3’ $24.95

73381 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Darby’s Sterling’ — LACECAP. Hard to find pink-mauve variety. The foliage on this is well worth the hunt, green leaves are edged white and streaked with white, gray and green. 6-12" $11.95

71416 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Europa’ — MOPHEAD. This variety has large, dark pink to purplish blue flowers in equally large mopheads. 6-12" $13.95

71382 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’ — MOPHEAD. Large, light blue flowers in mopheads on a slim, tall growing plant. 2-3’ $24.95

70074 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ — MOPHEAD. A mophead with huge flowers in colors of red to bright rosy pink to carmine. 6-12" $13.95

72271 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Harlequin’ — MOPHEAD. Pinkish-red and white variegated flowers on sturdy stems. Late flowers may be only one color. Vigorous grower. 6-12" $13.95

70418 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lemon Wave’ — LACECAP. Luscious, bright lemon yellow marks accent outstanding green, cream, white variegated foliage on this cultivar (truly incredible foliage)! The large lacecap blooms are white, maturing to pink. 6-12" $15.95

71557 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lilacina’ — LACECAP. A flower with an inner circle of dark violet and magenta enclosed by large, fluffy petals of pink or blue. Intriguing! 6-12" $13.95

70885 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Pride’ — MOPHEAD. Worthy of Merritt’s pride these pink blooms over dark green foliage are sooo nice! If the plant is given lime the flowers will turn blue. 3-4’ $29.95

71386 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Moesmee’ — LACECAP. Abundant, purplish pink, broad lacecaps on a sturdy and rapidly growing hydrangea. 6-12" $13.95

70656 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nigra’ — MOPHEAD. The unique dark purple or black branches on this plant stand out elegantly from the light green leaf color. This late season mophead opens cream colored and matures to pink-lilac. 1-2’ $19.95

70640 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’ — MOPHEAD. This variety leafs out in early spring to cover itself with large mophead clusters of blue flowers. 6-12" $13.95

73820 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Parzifal’ — MOPHEAD. The showy bracts are toothed, this results in mopheads with a lacy texture. Flowers from deep pink to deep blue can be found on this shrub depending on the pH. At pH 6 it will produce varying shades of these colors all at once. With strong stems to 5’, and bright green small foliage this is a delightful plant for the garden. 6-12" $13.95

71817 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pia’ — MOPHEAD. Syn. ‘Winning Edge’, ‘Pink Elf’. A great shrub for a tub or rock garden! The plant is very small and compact, growing to about 18". Ball-shaped, soft rose-pink blooms are produced in early summer. This exciting introduction came to us from new Zealand and has generated a lot of excitement from our local retail customers. You’ll LOVE it! 6-12" $13.95

74098 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Purple Gem’ — MOPHEAD. A very old selection that consistently produces deep purple flowers on a vigorous compact plant. 6-12" $13.95

73836 Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shamrock’ PPAF — MOPHEAD. The double pink flowers on this variety are copious. Flowers open in July and as they age the bracts turn deeper shades of magenta to red, lovely. Soil acidity affects the color of these flowers, with acidity they are violet blue. This plant is named in honor of France’s "Friends of the Shamrock Hydrangea Collection" of Varengeville-sur-Merand, Normandy. The collection was established in 1984 and given French National Collection status in 1999. A worldwide recognized collection, it is home to more than 1200 species and varieties. A portion of the royalties from the sales of ‘Shamrock’ are used for conservation and maintenance of this vast collection.

Hydrangea paniculata — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) This is a vigorous, deciduous shrub to 10-20’ with equal spread. Dark green, oval leaves, to 6" Has large 8" tall conical panicles of white fertile flowers and large white sterile flowers tinged with pink. Blooms appear in late summer and early autumn on new wood. Prune in spring by cutting back previous season’s shoots to within a few buds of the woody framework, this will help obtain larger flower heads. This is a drought tolerant plant and will take more sun than H. macrophylla. Plant in moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

73944 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ — This is a small delicate, sophisticated Oriental beauty which is more refined and maintains a better habit than some other paniculatas. The pyramidal blooms stand neatly above the glossy, dark green foliage. They bloom heavily at an early age and last from July until frost. Will grow 3 -6’ tall. A very desirable selection for keeping interest in the shrub border! 2-3’ $27.95

73250 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ — Copious quantities of bright, lime green flowers cover this lovely robust shrub in late summer. Excellent shrub to lighten up a partially shaded area. 6-12" $15.95

73852 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’ — Zone 3. Jelenaa DeBelder of Belgium has given us a new hardy compact Hydrangea. It has the smallest flower petals of any Hydrangea and relatively small white flower clusters that turn pink in the fall make it particularly valuable for flower arranging for midsummer to fall. A gem for any garden. 1-2’ $19.95

73945 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Phantom’ — Hardly a ghostly presence in the garden this shrub when pruned is very full and produces numerous large dense flowerheads. Lovely dark green foliage. A must have for the night themed garden and anyone else who is looking for a white, heavily flowering mid-large size shrub! 1-2’ $44.95

70598 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) This Hydrangea will grow to 7’ tall sporting large conical blooms up to 12" long that start out with pink buds. The flowers open white and transform to a beautiful rich pink. 1-2’ $19.95

73821 Hydrangea paniculata Pinky Winky™ — Syn. ‘DVPpinky.’ Im not sure this name does this plant justice. With flowerheads 12’’x8’’ and varying shades from white new flowers to magenta—I feel "rocket" should be somewhere in the name. The huge, prolific flowerheads are equally stunning on young plants as they are on mature 8’ plants. A useful specimen for some punch in the garden or an awe inspiring hedge are both within reach with this plant 6-12" $19.95

73837 Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire™ — (-25°F, USDA Zones 5-9) Syn. ‘Bulk.’ Quick is right! This cultivar blooms nearly a month before others of it species! Creamy flowers quickly turn pink and deeper pink as the flowers dry. Terrific for cut flowers, fresh or dried. A vigorous grower, with pruning will make a terrific dense hedge 6-8’. 2-3’ $44.95

71122 Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ — This cultivar is gaining in popularity and is becoming more readily available. It flowers very late in the season, as late as September, and has white sterile flowers that fade to pink on very strong stems. 6-12" $11.95, 1-2’ $19.95

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf Hydrangea — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) As the name implies, the foliage bears a striking resemblance to the oak with 5-7 lobed, leaves to 8". This is a deciduous shrub with a mounding habit to 6’ high with an 8’ spread. The bark is orange-brown and peels. Fall color is outstanding, becoming bright red to bronze purple. In warmer areas, the leaves become burnished and persist throughout the winter months. Plant in fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Can be tender when young, so protect in cooler zones. In summer, mulch for a cool root environment.

70404 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ — A disease resistant variety of the H. quercifolia that has huge white flower heads, up to 14" in width. There’s more: the leaves are a fantastic shade of deep carmine in the fall. 3-6" $7.95

72355 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ PPAF — A true golden-foliaged shrub of summer. Very compact for an Oakleaf Hydrangea, reaching only 3 or 4’ after many years. It bears fat cones of mauve inflorescences late in the season that mature to pinks and rose. And then there’s fall--gorgeous burgundies mingle with still golden foliage! What a honey! 6-12" $21.95, 1-2’ $29.95

71325 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ — A compact form, slow to medium growth habit that will reach only 2-3’ in height and width. Deep green leaves and white flowers are more refined than the other varieties. The flowers are their prettiest in late May through early June. The leaves however, are spectacular in fall, with a display of colors-red, rust and purple. It should be protected in Zone 5. 6-12" $13.95

70866 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’ — This shrub is very close in appearance to the species, but smaller. The paniculate is creamy white, and has a cushion of pink with and undertone of beige flowers, on which are scattered very pale yellow florets, with whole, non-wavy petals. 1-2’ $16.95

70570 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ — Has larger and more numerous florets, which gives the flower a solid appearance. Color turns a good pink as flowers mature, with leaves turning a deep red-bronze in the fall. 6-12" $13.95

70076 Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ — Multiple sepals emerge on top of old ones, creating a double or compound look. The older florets turn pink as they age, giving the 12 to 15" panicles a lovely two-toned effect, making this one of the most beautiful sterile flowering forms available. Prefers partial shade and moist soil. 6-12" $13.95

Hydrangea seemannii — See Vines section.

Hydrangea serrata — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A small species of lacecaps with blue or pink sterile flowers and numerous blue or pink fertile flowers. This deciduous shrub with narrow, pointed leaves rarely grows more than 3’. (You won’t have to worry about when to prune these.)

71561 Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ — A streamlined species, this dwarf variety has long, narrow serrated leaves. The lacecap flowers have large marginal flowers of reddish purple (light blue in acid soil) ringing the inner flower rays of deep blue and purple. 1-2’ $14.95, 2-3’ $27.95

72274 Hydrangea serrata ‘Midoriboshi Temari’ — An elegant plant in stature that produces an abundance of bright pink, double, lacecap florets all season! 1-2’ $16.95

70786 Hydrangea serrata ‘Preziosa’ — This wonderful variety bears small mophead-type blooms continuously throughout the growing season, bringing pink flowers that deepen to a rich burgundy in the fall. The foliage is also flushed with burgundy, turning bronze later in fall. ‘Preziosa’ prefers some afternoon shade. 6-12" $11.95

72276 Hydrangea serrata ‘Shinonome’ — Small, dainty mophead with narrow, elongated sepals that are clear pink with a darker pink edge. Outstanding! Compact in habit and very distinctive. 6-12" $16.95

ILEX - HOLLY — See additional listings in Bonsai section.

Ilex aquifolium — (0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) A group of slow growing small holly trees and large shrubs useful for screens and hedges as well as independent specimens. Grow well in a variety of environments including industrial.

72031 Ilex aquifolium ‘Angustifolia’ — Narrowly conical form with small, slender, flat, spiny leaves and vivid red fruit. It makes a perfect diminutive, specimen, broadleaf evergreen. 6-12" $9.95

70321 Ilex aquifolium ‘Gold Coast’ — The foliage is a showy dark green with bright yellow margins. This male is a good polinator for the female varieties. It will grow slowly to 4-6’. 3-6" $9.95

Ilex crenata - Japanese Holly — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) This is one of the most popular evergreen hollies. They are densely branching shrubs or small tree to 15’, Leaves are very small, ovate, minutely scalloped, glossy, dark green from ½-¾’’ long. Ilex crenata is often mistaken for a boxwood. This species produces glossy black fruit. Both a female and male plant are required to obtain fruit. Plant in full sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

72146 Ilex crenata ‘Dwarf Pagoda’ — FEMALE. This is an upright, dwarf, female shrub with tiny dark green leaves. Produces black berries in fall. Excellent rock garden or bonsai specimen, growing only to 12’’ high and wide. 6-12" $27.95

71258 Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’ — FEMALE. A dwarf female with dense mounding habit from 1’ x 2’ and eventually 4’ x 5’. Dark green leaves and black, sparse fruits. 6-12" $11.95

71694 Ilex crenata Sky Sentry™ — FEMALE. Syn. ‘Sky Pencil’. A variety that has a dense, narrow, columnar habit with small dark green leaves. This is a vigorous grower. 6-12" $9.95

Ilex x meserveae - Blue Holly — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) This species bears small ovate, spiny glossy, bluish green leaves to 2" in length. It is a vigorous, dense evergreen reaching 15’. Pinkish white flowers appear in late spring followed by red fruit on the female plants. Both a female and male plant are required to obtain fruit. Plant in full sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil. Protect from extremes of temperature for best results.

70362 Ilex x meserveae Blue Boy®pp#2435 — Male with a spreading habit with purplish green stems and dark green blue leaves. Grows to 10-15’ tall. 2-3’ $24.95

72415 Ilex x meserveae Blue Girl®pp#2434 — (-20oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Same characteristics as the above plant, except this one produces bright red berries. 3-6" $9.95, 1-2’ $17.95

73516 Ilex x meserveae Blue Prince®pp#3517 — (-20oF, USDA Zones 4-9) A very dense, leathery dark green shrub, it can be pruned to any shape, and, if left natural, tends toward a broad pyramidal shape. It will grow 8 to 12’ high. One of the hardiest of the Ilex. 2-3’ $24.95

73517 Ilex x meserveae Blue Princess®pp#3675 — (-20oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Considered by many to be the very best in fruit production. It has an abundant amount of dark red fruit and lustrous dark blue green foliage. It grows to 15’ at maturity. 1-2’ $19.95

72040 Ilex ‘Rock Garden’ — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Ilex x aquipernyi x (Ilex integra x Ilex pernyi ‘Accent’) This is one of the first true dwarf compact hollies and only grows to about 12-18’’ in 10 years. It has a dense, low spreading habit. The leaves are similar to the I. meserveae but they are an olive green color and only about 1-2’’ long with small spines. This holly has red berries held in compact clusters. RARE! 3-6" $14.95

Ilex verticillata - Winterberry — (-30oF, USDA Zone 4-9) This category includes Ilex serrata x verticillata, which cross pollinates the verticillatas. A deciduous shrub or small tree with an oval-rounded shape, often multitrunked. The leaves are lance-shaped, bright green to 4" long and toothed with sharp pointed tips and softly hairy underneath. In mid spring white flowers appear followed by stalkless dark red, sometimes orange or yellow fruit. Female and male plants are required to obtain fruit. Plant in full sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

71268 Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ — Pollinated by ‘Jim Dandy’. A slow growing multi-stemmed shrub to 10’ high and wide with deep glossy green leaves with smaller fruits but brilliant colors of orange to orange-red. 1-2’ $16.95, 3-4’ $34.95

70964 Ilex verticillata ‘Aurantiaca’ — A 6-8’ shrub with outstanding orange berries. Best pollinated by ‘Jim Dandy’. 2-3’ $24.95

70963 Ilex verticillata ‘Cacapon’ — Slow growing, compact eventually to 6-8’. True red fruits and glossy, crinkled leaves make this upright shrub a good choice for a specimen or hedge row. Pollinated by ‘Jim Dandy’ and ‘Southern Gentleman’. 2-3’ $24.95

71340 Ilex verticillata ‘Early Bright’ — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Syn. ‘Earlibright’. Pollinated by ‘Jim Dandy’. An early ripening holly with bright orange-red fruit. Grows to 7’ tall and only 4’ wide. 2-3’ $24.95, 3-4’ $34.95

Ilex verticillata ‘Golden Verboom — Developed in Holland, this is the only true yellow fruited Winterberry!

73946 Female form 2-3’ $24.95

73947 Male form 2-3’ $24.95

71271 Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ — The name says it all. This slow grower reaches only 5’ but is a prolific bloomer and manages to pollinate ‘Afterglow’, ‘Aurantica’, ‘Cacapon’, and ‘Stoplight’ among others. 2-3’ $24.95

70961 Ilex verticillata ‘Stop Light’ — Fruits are dark red and glossy. Leaves are very dark green and concave. Broadly upright, it is a slow grower and a beautiful new selection. Pollinated by ‘Jim Dandy’. 2-3’ $24.95

70955 Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’ — Very popular for its incredibly lovely yellowish-pink fruits, this is a must have! Plant habit is similar to ‘Winter Red’ and a good pollinator for this would be ‘Southern Gentleman’. 6-12" $9.95, 1-2’ $16.95

71089 Ilex verticillata Winter Red® — Pollinated by ‘Southern Gentleman’. A deciduous, multistemmed and rounded Ilex with lustrous dark green leaves. Intense bright red berries stay on the bush all through winter. 6-12" $9.95


Itea virginica - Virginia Sweetspire — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Best planted in slightly cool, moist sites, though it will tolerate drier sites, part sun, afternoon shade.

71970 Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ — Lovely, compact growing dwarf Itea with deep purple foliage in the fall and typical Sweetspire flowers. Maturing at 3 to 3½’. Dense, twiggy growth. 6-12" $9.95

72278 Itea virginica ‘Scarlet Beauty’ — Large, upright growth to 4-5’ that has proven its hardiness in the harsh weather of Chicago. The beautiful scarlet fall color will add beauty to any garden! 3-4’ $29.95

JASMINUM - Jasmine — See Vines section.


Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) These plants are much loved, broadleaf evergreens and do well in both sun and shade, though in hot summer areas, an eastern or northern exposure is best. Protect from direct winter sun to avoid leaf damage. They require conditions similar to rhododendrons, acidic, moist soil with good drainage. Their unusual, small, bell-shaped flowers are most often vividly striped, offering an incredible kaleidoscope of color when in full bloom.

70208 Kalmia latifolia ‘Bullseye’ — An appropriate name! This banded laurel has a very prominent dark cinnamon-purple ring around the white flowers. You can’t miss with this one. Grows 4-5’. 6-12" $13.95

70394 Kalmia latifolia ‘Elf’ — This is a nice, elf of a kalmia with very light pink flowers, that grows as a small, compact plant, usually only to 3’. 6-12" $13.95

70790 Kalmia latifolia ‘Heart’s Desire’ — Mountain laurel is well known for its beautiful flowers in late spring and early summer. This selection has large tight truss of cinnamon red, edged with white. 6-12" $13.95

70643 Kalmia latifolia ‘Heart of Fire’ — This variety has red buds that open to deep pink flowers. It was selected from an ‘Ostbo Red’ seedling. Grows 4-5’. 6-12" $13.95

70791 Kalmia latifolia ‘Kaleidoscope’ — Bright cinnamon-red, with a whiter center, and white edging give this one a bicolor effect. Grows to 5’. 6-12" $13.95

71579 Kalmia latifolia ‘Little Linda’ — A miniature with rounded leaves and a mounding habit, reaching 3’ in ten years. Rich red buds open to lovely, pink flowers. 6-12" $13.95

70430 Kalmia latifolia ‘Minuet’ — An excellent flower with a solid red band near the edge of the petals and red spotting in the throat. The leaves are dark green and narrow. Grows 2-3’. 6-12" $13.95

70226 Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Fire’ — This is a super selection with large, deep pink flowers which open from red buds. One of the best for foliage and flower. A very superior form to 4-5’. 6-12" $13.95

71328 Kalmia latifolia ‘Peppermint’ — Flowers are red with candy red stripes radiate outward. Dense, rounded plant habit to 4’. 6-12" $13.95

70794 Kalmia latifolia ‘Raspberry Glow’ — Burgundy red buds open to luscious raspberry pink flowers on this fine plant. Dark green foliage. Grows to 4’. VERY NICE! 6-12" $13.95

70545 Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’ — A release by Dr. Richard Jaynes. Buds are strong red color opening to a red-pink inside. A little different from the rest. Excellent habit, flowering for a long time. 6-12" $13.95

73461 Kalmia latifolia ‘Tinkerbell’ — This 2 x 2’ miniature plant is reputed to be somewhat faster growing than ‘Tiddlywinks’ and a deeper pink color. One can’t have too many small Kalmias!! 6-12" $13.95


72235 Kalopanax septemlobus - Castor Aralia — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Native to eastern Asia, this tree is noted for its tropical looking, large, lobed leaves to 10’’ across. The trunk is spiny when young, but the spines disappear as the tree matures. Develops into an attractive, rounded tree growing 30-40’ tall with equal width. Tiny white flowers appear in flat clusters in summer followed by tiny black fruit, quickly consumed by birds. Grow in fertile, moist soil and full sun. 5-6’ $59.95


Kerria japonica - Japanese Rose — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Free-flowering and fast growing once established, this deciduous shrub should be used more to create borders and to hide the legginess of other plants. It grows 3-6’, and can be twice as wide. Leaves are bright green, showing in early March and staying late into the fall. Light green to yellow stems add interest to the winter landscape. Flowers are single, bright yellow, blooming in April and May, with continued sporadic bloom throughout the season. It likes afternoon shade, and will perform well in full shade. Give it room to show its shape.

71550 Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ — Single, rich yellow, large flowers on glowing green stems. This 3-4’ plant prefers partial shade but will grow in full sun. Blooms early spring and again in summer. 1-2’ $22.95

72298 Kerria japonica ‘Honsu’ — This is very like ‘Golden Guinea’ but has a deeper yellow flower on a very distinctive plant. 2-3’ $29.95

71665 Kerria japonica ‘Variegata’ — Sometimes confused with ‘Picta’, the variegation is very different. What makes this plant distinct is its creamy white splashes on the green foliage. Soft buttercup yellow single flowers. 1-2’ $18.95

KOELREUTERIA — Easily transplants and adaptable to a wide range of soils. Will withstand drought, heat, wind and alkaline soils once established. Prefers full sun, but can tolerate some shade.

Koelreuteria paniculata - Golden rain Tree — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) This is a 30’ spreading tree with leaves to 18" consisting of numerous ovate scalloped leaflets. Leaves emerge pink-red, turn green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Small yellow ½’’ flowers on 12-15" panicles. Pink or red fruit capsules follow.

74072 Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Coral Sun’ pp 17,409 — This tree delivers a new color combination to a tried and true urban tree. Hot coral-pink leaflets emerge in spring, a perfect match for the bright stems of the pinnately compound leaves. Foliage matures to medium green, creating an eye-catching color contrast with the coral-colored stems. The color fest continues through autumn, when leaves turn to coral red, orange and bright yellow. Based on a decade of observation by the introducer, it does not appear to produce summer flowers or seed capsules. 2-3’ $34.95

70676 Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Fastigiata’ — Extremely upright with a very columnar habit. Grows somewhat slowly to 25’ but only 6’ wide. Flowers sparsely, so you will not see the profuse bloom as with the species, but great for that narrow location in your yard. 1-2’ $29.95, 2-3’ $32.95

KOLKWITZIA - BEAUTYBUSH — Very adaptable to pH, but definitely prefers to have well drained soil. Accepts both acid and alkaline soils. Place in full sun for best flowering. Prune out old stems, and for very best flowering, cut back to the ground after blooms fade.

Kolkwitzia amabilis — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) An upright, arching shrub, somewhat vase-shaped, with dark green leaves in the summer and gentle reds and yellows in the fall. The bell shaped flowers are a pretty pink with yellow in the throat/ Blooms May and June. Mature height is 6-10’. A good background plant

70300 Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Dream Catcher’ — Golden foliage with bright copper tones on the new growth turning chartreuse in summer. Soft pink flowers in spring with deep shades of orange and gold in fall. Past shade, deer resistant. 6-12" $15.95

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