— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Akebia are very adaptable and tough.
Give them fertile, well drained soil in sun to partial shade. Worth growing
for their foliage alone. If growing for the unusual sausage-shaped fruit,
note that most varieties fruit best where springs are mild and summers long
Akebia quinata — Hardy to all parts of the
country but will lose its leaves in colder areas. In the spring, leaves
appear in clusters of 5, followed by attractive purple flowers that produce
interesting sausage-shaped purple fruit. The delicate foliage is superb and
makes an extremely attractive, easy to grow vine, covering the ground, wall
or trellis with soft, restful spring green. 2 GAL $24.95
73350 Akebia quinata ‘Purple Rose’™ —
This is a graceful vine with abundant, attractive, reddish-purple fragrant
flowers and has finely cut, medium green foliage. 2 GAL 24.95
72299 Akebia quinata ‘Shiro Bana’ — This
vine is semi-evergreen in warmer climates. It has very pleasing
bluish-green foliage and racemes of very fragrant white flowers. Fast
growing to 15 to 20’. 2 GAL 24.95
Akebia quinata ‘Silver Bells’
Fragrant flowers are followed by purple fruit. The young shoots are
purple. 2 GAL $24.95
Zones 5-8) These vines grow well on fences, walls or trellises. They grow
quickly if you give them moist, well drained soils. If you want fruit
production, be sure to plant them in full sun.
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata - Porcelain Berry
There are very few plants that show exotic turquoise color in
any form. Each fall this climbing vine provides a profusion of berries,
first green, light blue to dark blue, purple, and gradually a very striking
turquoise. An exceptional display! This vigorous climber eventually reaches
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’
Fruit is identical to the species but the great variegated foliage adds
a striking feature. Not as vigorous a grower as the species.
71427 Campsis radicans ‘Flava’ — Syn.
‘Yellow Trumpet.’ This rare form has rich yellow to orange-yellow
flowers in clusters at the end of each stem. Lighter green leaves than the
species. 2 GAL $29.95
— Flowering plants often present the
problem of when to prune and this is especially true with clematis. If you
follow the guidelines we provide below from Barry Fretwell in his book
Clematis, you’ll enjoy a prolific display of flowers every year. Aside
from pruning, clematis simply require good drainage, fertile soil, and
regular watering. They have a very extensive yet shallow and often fine root
system, thus avoid cultivating around root area. Plant with the roots and
base of the plant in the shade, behind a large rock or low growing shrub to
keep the roots cool. Hardiness and shade tolerance vary according to
Group A - A group of mostly early spring bloomers.
Prune only if space is limited. Cut only the stems that have flowered
immediately after blooms fade. Group A includes C. alpina, C.
macrophylla, C. armandii, C. montana, C. chrysocoma and the hybrids
associated with these species.
Group B - This group includes large flowering hybrids
that show their first flush of blooms prior to the middle of June. To
renew this group first cut out all dead wood and weak stems. Second, cut
back from the vine tips to the first plump pair of buds in February to
March, depending upon the length of winter in your area. Examples of
popular hybrids in this group include ‘Nelly Moser’, ‘Lasurstern’, ‘Miss
Bateman’, ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’, ‘Vyvyan Pennell’, and ‘Mrs. Cholmondeley’.
Group C - In this group are all of the later flowering
clematis that make their main flush of blooms after mid June. They form
their flower buds on the current season’s growth. In February or March cut
entire vine back to less than 2-3 feet from the ground or cut back to one
node above the previous year’s growth. Examples in this group are ‘C.
viticella’, ‘C. rehderiana’, ‘C. flammula’, ‘C. tangutica’, ‘C. x
jackmanii’, ‘Perle d’Azur’, ‘Royal Velours’, ‘Lady Betty Balfour’, and
the ‘Duchess of Albany’.
When we can find the information we list the pruning
group first, then the flowering time and last the estimated height in
Large Flowered Varieties
— (-30oF, USDA
Zones 4-9) Grow these clematis in fertile, humus-rich, well drained soil in
sun or partial shade. The herbaceous species prefer full sun but keep the
base shaded. Mulch in late winter with compost but avoid allowing any of it
to come in contact with crown. The colorful petals on the large flowering
hybrids are actually sepals.
— [Group B,
May-June, 6-9’] Large deep glowing crimson flowers. 2 GAL $29.95
70840 Clematis ‘Asao’ —
[Group A, May-June,
8’] A Japanese introduction blooming large carmine red flowers with a pale
Clematis ‘Belle of Woking’ — [Group
B, June-July, 6’] Large double, soft silver-mauve flowers change to a
silvery shade with time.
2 GAL $25.95
Clematis ‘Blue Light’
— [Group BC,
June-September, 7’] Blue-lavender double flowers generally with flat guard
petals framing the flower. This is a very full flower! An excellent choice
for both the collector and the gardener who only has room for one variety.
2 GAL $25.95
‘Blue Ravine’ —
May -September, 9’] Another of the giant flowered clematis. Blooms are soft
violet with slightly darker veins.
2 GAL $25.95
Clematis ‘Capitaine Thuilleaux’ —
[Group B, May -June and August, 5-6’] Pink bars stand out on a creamy
background. Flowers are 6-8".
2 GAL $25.95
70890 Clematis ‘Carnaby’ —
[Group A, June
and July, 6’] (-35oF, USDA Zones 3-9) Raspberry pink flowers with
an even deeper pink bar and stamens appear at mid season to grace this
compact vining plant. It flowers freely in full sun with its roots shaded.
71319 Clematis ‘Daniel Deronda’ —
June - July, September - October, 9’] Large, 7 to 8", very open, single,
violet-blue flowers with yellow anthers are complemented by bronzy simple
leaves. The first flowering often sports double flowers. ‘Daniel Deronda’
typically blooms on last year’s growth. SOLD OUT
71745 Clematis ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ — [Group A, May -July,
9'] Double white 4" flowers show off in abundance with enough variety among
them to create quite a show. The base of the flower is occasionally mixed
with green and just below the flower is a row of green leaflets sometimes
mottled with cream, adding both depth and texture to the Duchess. 2 GAL
70075 Clematis ‘Elsa Spaeth’ — [Group B,
June - July & September, 6'] Large rounded violet blue flowers with red
stamens bloom amidst a sea of heart-shaped leaves. Very free flowering! 2
72312 Clematis ‘Fryderyk Chopin’ — [Group
A, June-August, 9-10’] Glowing deep periwinkle blue flowers with cream
stamens. Very nice.
1 GAL $22.95
Clematis ‘Fuji Musume’
— [Group A,
May - June & September, 9’] Fluffy, wisteria-blue flowers with a delicate
yellow center appear in midsummer and again in the fall. This lovely
clematis vine is content to be planted anywhere, just keep its roots shaded.
Clematis ‘General Sikorski’ — [Group
B, June & October] Charming scalloped edges distinguish this medium blue
flower from other blooms. Gold stamens add drama to the 6-8" reddish tinted
2 GAL $25.95
70916 Clematis ‘Gypsy Queen’ —
June - September, 9-12’] A very unique form with sharply tapered sepals, the
red stamens stand out against the velvety surface of deep violet purple.
Flowers are 4-6" in diameter.
2 GAL $25.95
70078 Clematis ‘H.F. Young’ — [Group B, May
- June & September, 8’] A free flowering plant with medium blue blooms and
cream white anthers. Oh we love that white and blue!
71920 Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’ —
[Group B, July
-September, 6-9’] A vigorous, compact grower of mauve pink sepals that fade
to pale pink with purple-red anthers. If you like the jewel tones, you’ll
love this selection as it blooms periodically throughout the summer.
70915 Clematis ‘Henryi’ — [Group B, June &
September, 6-9’] Large, 6-8" white sepals touched with a glaze of cream.
Blooms all summer displaying its distinctive white anthers with brown tips.
‘Henryi’ is the oldest white variety in cultivation and he’s still much
73466 Clematis ‘Honora’ —
[Group C, June-September, 6-10’]
This New Zealand born beauty is a fast grower that does well on a variety of
garden supports. The dark purple flowers with red stamens are soft as
2 GAL $25.95
70799 Clematis ‘Huldine’ —
[Group B, June & September, 9’] The 3-4’’
blooms glisten Mother of Pearl with pale mauve bars on the reverse side of
the sepals. A vigorous grower; likes to be cut back in February. A very
2 GAL $25.95
Clematis ‘Inspiration’ —
June-September, 5-6’] A cross between ‘Warszawska Nike’ and Clematis integrifolia. ‘Inspiration’ will inspire you with its’ twisting sepals,
yellow stamens and deep dark pink flowers. Grows well in containers or small
spaces as it is one of the non-clinging varieties of Clematis.
70451 Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ — [Group B, July
- August, 8-10’] Deep velvety purple flowers with a slight reddish flush at
the base. A strong bloomer with flowers to 4-5’’ wide in late summer.
Clematis ‘Jackmanii Superba’
— [Group C, July - August, 8-10’] This improved form of the original
‘Jackmanii’ is a very prolific bloomer with 5-7’’ dark purple flowers.
74094 Clematis ‘Lincoln Star’ — Raspberry pink, deeper pink
bar, attractive seed heads, 6 in. across, May - Sept. 2 GAL $25.95
73879 Clematis ‘Mrs. George Jackman’ —
[Group B, May and June
- August 10’] (-10oF, USDA Zones 4-9)Lovely white simi-double
open flowers with an interesting form on old growth and distinctive single
flowers on the new growth in August and September on a compact plant. 2
71504 Clematis ‘Multi-Blue’ —
May-June - September, 6’] A sport of ‘The President’, this charmer has dark
blue double flowers. The inner ring of petals is curled to form an almost
spiked cushion of dark blue and white and the anthers are virtually absent.
70104 Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ — [Group B,
May - June - September, 8-10’] One of the most popular bi-colored clematis,
‘Nelly Moser’ has 8" flowers with white to pale pink petals accentuated by
the darker pink central bar. Very free flowering but will fade in too much
2 GAL $25.95
70924 Clematis ‘Niobe’ —
[Group B/C, June -
September, 8’] Deep ruby red flowers with yellow anthers that flowers from
summer through early autumn.
74095 Clematis ‘Ruuntel’
(Group B, June-Sept, 6-8’) Profuse bloomer with dark red star shaped flowers
complimented by nearly black anthers. Blooms Zone 4. Pruning group B.
71955 Clematis ‘Snow Queen’ — [Group A, May
- June & September, 6-9’] A good white with a hint of mauve at the margins.
Six sepals and deep reddish anthers. Sepals crimped, rippling at margins.
The best clematis shown at Chelsea in 1986 and she’s still dazzling all who
see her today.
2 GAL $25.95
73965 Clematis ‘The First Lady’ — [Group B,
May - September, 6-9’] Silver blue large flowers with red anthers make this
variety a great stand alone or companion plant with darker shades to catch
2 GAL $25.95
70746 Clematis ‘The President’ — [Group B,
May - September, 6-9’] Rich blue-purple 4-6" flowers have silver undersides
and red anthers. This is a free flowering variety.
70721 Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’ — [Group A,
June - September, 6-9’] Lilac and lavender-blue double and semi-double
rosettes with golden yellow anthers and occasionally green outer sepals. One
of the best known of all double flowering clematis. A vigorous grower.
- Small Flowered Varieties
Clematis alpina —
(-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) This is a genus with lacy leaflets
and smaller flowers blooming in spring from April to May. The single, open
bell shaped flowers are produced on short flower stalks from the previous
year’s growth. Clematis alpina is in Group A for pruning.
72078 Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ — Long,
slender, nodding flowers with silver blue tepals. 2 GAL $25.95
70194 Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’ —
Has deep blue flowers with blue and cream anthers. Does well with
hot sun. 2 GAL $25.95
72081 Clematis alpina ‘Pink Flamingo’ —
The very delicate, pale pink, double flowers are veined with a deeper
pink. Blooms profusely! 2 GAL $25.95
Clematis armandii —
USDA Zones 7-9) One of the most floriferous clematis. Its glossy dark green
leaves are thick and ideal for use as privacy screens. In our area many
landscapers build a trellis for screening and grow one of the forms of
armandii on it for function and beauty. It doesn’t take up the space that
most conifers used for screening demand. This strong, evergreen climber has
fragrant 2" saucer shaped flowers with cream anthers. Flowers in early to
mid spring. With yearly pruning it will maintain a 15’ height but can grow
to 30’ or more. Group A.
70069 Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ —
This selection has very soft pink fragrant flowers with a vanilla scent.
The flower buds are almost rose and the petal undersides are a deeper
pink. Flowers in early to mid-spring on a vigorous 15’ vine. Now, I have to
tell you, everyone who comes into the nursery when this is in bloom finds
a home for one. And that’s not hard to do because its foliage is beautiful
71959 Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ —
With large, glossy, leathery leaves, this would be a beautiful plant even
without its pure white, fragrant flowers. This vigorous climber sells out
Clematis x cartmanii —
Evergreen. (10oF, USDA Zones 7-9) Likely hardy to zero degrees,
we are still learning about these hybrids, they are all a treat. They are
the results from crosses between C. marmoraria and C. paniculata.
All are compact habit and tremendous flower abundance. Some hybrids are male
or female but all flower, planting both sexes brings light silvery seedheads
on the female plants.
Clematis x cartmanii ‘Pixie’ —
Lovely creamy lemon colored, fragrant flower
clusters cover the easy to grow dwarf with bloom in April and May.
Clematis integrifolia —
USDA Zones 3-8). SHRUB FORM. This is an herbaceous Clematis that
reaches 2-5’ in height and prefers moist soil in an area with some afternoon
shade. It produces urn-shaped violet-blue flowers above the broad dark green
74091 Clematis integrifolia ‘Fascination’
(Group D, June-Sept, 5-6’) Violet flared,
bell-shaped flowers bloom June-August. Full sun to part shade,
semi-clinging. Zone 3.
2 GAL $25.95
— (Group D, July-Sept, 3-5’) New!
Small, purple flowers. Non-clinging vine. Cross between Cl. viticella x Cl.
integrifolia. Named for the month of July. Full sun. Zone 4. SOLD OUT
Clematis montana —
USDA Zones 6-9). If you need something covered, C. montana is the
vine for you. Growing up to 40’ this vine has fragrant, anemone-like flowers
in late spring and early summer. It puts on its very floriferous display in
shades of white or pink, amidst bronze colored foliage. Needs no pruning and
will grow in sun or shade.
73959 Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ —
great plant! Ture clear light pink blooms and lots of them make for a
strong statement in the garden setting. New foliage has a touch of red to
add even more interest. Mature height of 15-20’. 2 GAL $25.95
‘Freda’ — The deep pink floweres are spectacular against the bronzy
foliage. 2 GAL $25.95
‘Grandiflora’ — Very vigorous with dark green leaves and white,
scented flowers 3-4'' across with cream anthers. 2 GAL $25.95
74027 Clematis montana ‘Mayleen’ —
pink flowers on top of purple tinged, dark green leaves. Fragrant. Flowers
from May-June. Ht. 32’. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
71787 Clematis montana ‘Pink Perfection’
Vanilla scented pink flowers fade to white in the center. The foliage
has a purple tint to it.
2 GAL $25.95
72267 Clematis montana ‘Tetra Rose’ —
Masses of tetraploid, rose-pink, 3½'' flowers in May and June
complement the bronze-green foliage on this plant growing to 20'.
2 GAL $25.95
71507 Clematis montana var. rubens —
Purple leaves emerge in spring and become bronze-green as the season
progresses. The flowers are large, pinkish red, and arrive while the
leaves are still purple. 2 GAL $25.95
Clematis tangutica —
[Group C, July -
October, 10-15’] (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) This is the most common
yellow flowering clematis. Buttercup yellow flowers with yellow anthers are
1" nodding bells. Please note, the color and size will vary. It blooms from
midsummer through early fall and will grow to 15’.
72223 Clematis tangutica ‘Helios’ —
variety won the Dutch Award of Merit for the best yellow! The 1-2’’
flowers begin as lantern-shaped buds and open flat with the yellow-brown
stamens dangling delightfully. Compact to 6’.
Clematis viticella —
[Group C, July -
September, 10-12’] (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This genus flowers
from midsummer through early autumn. For the smaller garden it’s a perfect
choice as the semi-woody vine grows only to approximately 12’. Four sepals
form nodding to seminodding 2-3" saucer shaped flowers. The colors range
from blues to red and often with green stamens. This is a vigorous easy
carefree plant. Often selected for its strong resistence to clematis wilt.
74028 Clematis viticella ‘Margot Koster’
— Medium rose pink to red purple flowers bloom July - Sep. Ht 10-12ft,
zone 4. 2 GAL $25.95
72091 Decumaria barbara ‘Barbara Ann’ — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) This deciduous climber in the
hydrangea family has glossy, dark green leaves to 4’’ with white flowers,
slightly fragrant, produced in summer in clusters to 3’’ across. Grow in
fertile, well-drained soil in sun to part shade and provide shelter in all
but mild areas. Grows to 30’. Flowers are very similar to hydrangea flowers
except they’re all fertile. Climbs trees, walls or trellises and accepts
considerable sun to dappled shade.
1 GAL $9.95
70478 Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ - Golden Hop
— (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Yes, this is the plant that produces
hops for beer making. But it is also a lovely plant for ornamental value.
New leaves are bright chartreuse maturing to medium green. Prolific tiny
white flowers appear in the summer, light green hops appear by September. A
strong grower reaching to 20’ needs to be planted against strong support.
Prefers a warm, sheltered location, in fertile well drained humus rich soil.
Needs regular watering when rapid growth begins. Cut back to ground when it
1 GAL $19.95
See shrub section for most
hydrangeas. The vining species tolerate most soil conditions, sun or part
shade, even industrial pollution. They climb trees or walls, clinging with
their aerial roots. Usually very vigorous and very showy when in flower and
attractive as well when clothed just in green.
Hydrangea anomala -
Evergreen. (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8)
Hydrangea anomala ssp. anomala
Native to the Himalayas and China, this rarely offered subspecies is
quite similar to ssp. petiolaris with a few exceptions. Leaves are
longer and somewhat more ovate. Flowers are the same lacy white corymbs,
but are held more loosely. Winter foliage turns a lovely bronze-red, and
new leaf buds are ruby-red, giving the bare branches nice winter interest.
Well worth adding to your climbing hydrangea collection!
70265 Hydrangea anomala ssp.
petiolaris — Formerly known as H. petiolaris and revered
as the climbing hydrangea. This interesting deciduous vine will cling to
a wall with small rootlike tendrils along the stem. It is one of the
best of the woody clinging vines with huge (6-10" across), honey-scented
lacecap flowers in early summer. It has a woody structure and will cling
without support to a wall or climb through a tree. Also can ramble
attractively down a bank, covering it with glory when in flower. Prefers
partial shade in rich, well-drained, moist sites. 1-2' $15.95
73859 Hydrangea anomala ssp petiolaris
‘Kuga Variegated’ — zones 4-8 This Asian vine is equally at
home in either sun or shade. It has shinny dark green leaves with white
mottling and white flowers in early summer followed by black fruit. It
will make a noticable addition to your garden. 2-3' $19.95
70317 Hydrangea anomala ‘Miranda’ — This is a variegated
form of the climbing hydrangea. The dark green leaves are highlighted
with irregular yellow margins. Slower growing than the species, but what
a beautiful display, even when not in bloom.
73275 Hydrangea anomala ‘Tiliafolia’ —
This 20-30’ vine differs from the species in that the lustrous, dark
green leaves are distinctly different. They are generally larger; 2-4’’
long and are pointier. Flowers are identical, however, to ssp.
72103 Hydrangea integrifolia - Climbing
Evergreen. (10oF, USDA Zone 8-9) We’re happy to
offer you this wonderful, evergreen vine bearing tight mounded heads of
white flowers in summer. The leaves are long, shiny and green. The plant
prefers to be grown in partial shade and loves maritime locations where it
will grow to 50’. A fantastic specimen if you have the space!
71616 Jasminum floridum - Showy Jasmine —
USDA Zones 6-10) The handsome dark green semi-evergreen foliage is the focus
in this plant. It differs from some jasmine in that it has alternate leaves.
Erect, barely arching branches, form a plant that grows to 5’. Racemes of
prolific yellow flowers bloom from April through June. This is an excellent
choice for prolonged blooming.
2 GAL $29.95
71572 Jasminum mesnyi - Primrose Jasmine — (10oF,
USDA Zones 8-11) An ideal evergreen jasmine for the southern states. This
large flowering species is bound to brighten your spring with its fragrance
and large, bright yellow flowers. Lustrous green leaves provide a lush
looking 6-10’ free climbing vine. 1 GAL $19.95, 2 GAL $29.95
70471 Jasminum nudiflorum - Winter Jasmine
Semi-Evergreen. (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-10) Yellow is the word!
The brightest yellow flowers unfold during the dull days of winter on this
the hardiest of jasmines. In some locations it continues to produce a few
flowers for many months after the initial flush of blooms. Lustrous green
leaves and stems does well planted against a wall or cascading down a bank.
Will respond to any degree of warming, so protect from extremes once the
buds start opening. 2 GAL 26.95
Jasminum officinale -
White or Poet’s
Jasmine — Semi-Evergreen. (10oF, USDA Zones 8-10, but
not moist 8) A favorite in British gardens, it has been grown there for
centuries. Fragrant, pure white flowers are profuse during the entire
summer. Planted in sun or part shade with rich soil, it will grow vigorously
to 30’ if trained or 10-15’ as a spreading shrub.
74030 Jasminum officinale
Gray-green leaves with creamy white margins.
Full sun. Ht. 10-15’. Zone 7. 2 GAL $35.95
71703 Jasminum officinale ‘Fiona Sunrise’
— Shining golden leaves drape themselves attractively beneath a frosting
of fragrant white flowers. Deciduous to semi-evergreen.
71577 Jasminum polyanthum — Evergreen. (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) A beautiful and fragrant vine. Fast
growing to 20’. Clusters of rose colored flowers with white inside are
produced from the onset of spring until the middle of summer.
The honeysuckles transplant
readily, and although they are adaptable to virtually all soil condition and
pH levels, they prefer good loamy, moist and well drained soil in full sun
to partial shade. Avoid extremely wet situations but water regularly until
established. Most are wonderfully fragrant!
Lonicera kamchatika -
Honeyberry — See
70397 Lonicera kamchatika ‘Mandarin’ —
(-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) A wonderful introduction form the
University of British Columbia. This Lonicera sports long tubular
flowers, burnt orange outside and pale apricot inside. The blooms may lack
fragrance, but the showy flowers make up for this. The leaves emerge a
coppery-brown and mature to dark glossy green. Flowers late spring through
Lonicera periclymenum -
USDA Zones 4-8) Burgundy and dark green foliage are the trademark of this
honeysuckle. Growing to 20’ the vine will twine around anything available.
Flowers are wonderfully fragrant.
70733 Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ - Late Dutch
The fragrant flowers appear later than on other cultivars in
the species. Flowers of a rich red purple on the outside, yellow on the
inside, bloom from July through October. SOLD OUT
— Semi-Evergreen. (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) This type of
jasmine does well with moderately fertile, moist but well drained soils.
They like full sun but will really appreciate some midday shade in warmer
71155 Mandevilla laxa - Chilean
A twining deciduous vine known and loved for its showy
flowers. Heart-shaped leaves cover the length of this vine that grows to
15’. In summer wonderfully fragrant clusters of white flowers bloom
profusely on both new and previous year’s growth.
This group of vining plants
is very tolerant of soil types and can grow just about anywhere, even salt
and pollution tolerant once established. They will grow in sun or shade, so
if you want something covered, here is your plant. Both self-clinging and
twining tendril types available. Ours are all deciduous.
70856 Parthenocissus henryana - Silvervein Creeper —
USDA Zones 6-8) This lovely, self-clinging species with bronze to green
leaves showing colorful silvery veins is often selected for its long period
of intense red foliage in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers develop into dark
blue fruit. Best grown on walls or on the side of a shed to add a French
country flavor to the landscape.
2 GAL $25.95
70096 Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia
Creeper — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) This vigorous deciduous
vine climbs by attaching its tendrils to almost anything. The compound
leaves are composed of 5 leaflets, each 2-5" long, which turn a brilliant
scarlet in early autumn. It can grow to 50’ or more and is one of the best
of the woody plants for fall color. The small dark fruit is attractive to
birds. The countryside of Europe is a brilliant red in fall thanks to the
introduction of this eastern U.S. native.
1 GAL $14.95
70083 Polygonum aubertii - Silver Lace Vine
(-30oF, USDA Zones 4-7) This fast-growing, twining, deciduous
vine can grow 10-15’ or more per season. The leaves are a reddish color on
new growth, turning bright green when mature. It has dense foliage and
flowers that are white to greenish white, in long, fragrant, racemes. These
flowers bloom in late summer to fall.
2 GAL $24.95
71652 Schisandra chinensis - Magnolia Vine
USDA Zones 4-8) Very unusual and not often seen, It is a twining shrub, that eventually reaches 25’. Small,
fragrant pendulous flowers are pale rosy pink to hot pink. Elliptic to obovate glossy deep green leaves clothe a plant that is usually evergreen.
For those who are looking for the delightful but different, this is one to
71883 Schisandra grandiflora var. rubriflora
(0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) This is a twining, woody, deciduous
climber that will grow to 30’. With slender red shoots and lance shaped,
dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn, it will produce solitary, dark
crimson flowers from late spring to summer followed, on female plants, by
pendent spikes of fleshy red fruit.
73259 Schizophragma corylieum - Chinese
(-10oF, USDA Zones 49) This is a rare chinese
species with foliage some where between its cousins S. integrifolia
and S. hydrangeoides that is a lovely shiny green. The blooms are
clusters of the typical white lacecap flowers.
1 GAL $19.95
Hydrangea Vine —
(-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Often mistaken for
climbing hydrangea. This shrub has smaller foliage and slightly larger
creamy flower bracts than hydrangea. The tiny white flowers in clusters of
up to 10" across float lace-like on this vine, slow growing at first,
climbing to 40’. It is better behaved than Hydrangea anomala. Its
climbing tendrils scurry attractively through trees or across walls without
harm to either. Performs best if given partial shade, especially at the
70972 Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’
—An excellent choice where a showy vine is needed. The contrast of the
deep green heart-shaped leaves with their silver overlay is intensified by
the even darker green veins. Exceptionally lovely! Beautiful white flowers
are bordered with creamy bracts. Possibly slow for the first few years,
but eventually can cover a 30’ area.
1 GAL $23.95
73838 Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Platt’s
The original plant was found in Jane Platt’s garden. The
foliage is finely textured, medium green and small. White flowers are
sparse on this slow growing deciduous vine. While many list it as
Hydrangea anomala ssp petiolaris ‘Platt’s Dwarf’ others put it in the
species Schizophragma hydrangeodies. We have chosen to list it
70323 Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Roseum’
— A lovely selection with showy pink flower clusters.
2 GAL $26.95
Schizophragma integrifolium —
USDA Zones 7- 9) Vigorous, self clinging vine with large pubescent foliage
and large white flower clusters. Prefers moist, well drained soil and
Schizophragma integrifolium var.
This native of Taiwan has pettable, fuzzy gray-green
foliage and enormous white flowers surrounded by large, teardrop-shaped
bracts. This 50’ vine will add charm and beauty to any partly shaded wall.
71198 Trachelospermum jasminoides - Star
(0oF, USDA Zones 7-10) A beautiful twining vine or
a lush ground cover, this evergreen jasmine can grow up to 20’. The lustrous
dark green leaves make a striking background for the deliciously fragrant,
small white flowers borne in slender cymes from May through June. Pruning is
required each year to keep the vine under control. This adaptable vine can
grow in full sun or partial shade but prefers fertile and well drained
2 GAL $39.95
71921 Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Tricolor’
An excellent addition to this catalog, this plant won the Award of
Garden Merit in the U.K. In addition to its lovely fragrant flowers, this
vine boasts pink new growth, later turning to cream and green colors, with
a light speckled variegation on the leaves. Drought tolerant and a sun
lover. 1 GAL $12.95, 2 GAL $19.95
Vitis amurensis - Russian Vine - Amur
Grape — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) A species similar to the Wine
Grape of long historical cultivation, the extra hardiness makes this strong
growing vine adaptable to planting in colder climes. Interest in spring is
provided by the new shoots which are reddish and covered with a woolly
tomentum followed by broad, green, deeply toothed leaves with lightly downed
undersides. Small black fruits, acidic to the taste, precede the display of
fine autumn red and purple foliage. SOLD OUT
71738 Vitis vinifera ‘Variegata’ — New
leaves are tinged with pink. White variegation appears on leaves mottled
with green and yellow-green. In fall the leaves turn to gold. SOLD OUT
All of the wisterias require
the same general soil types. Give them deep, moist but well drained loamy
soils. They are pH compatible, but use nitrogen sparingly. Plant in full sun
for the best growth. It is best to prune them after flowering in the summer
and then if needed, again in the late fall.
72254 Wisteria brachybotrys — Silky Wisteria
— (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Syn. W. venusta. Hillier’s most
recent publication shows a move of all venusta varieties to
brachbotrys. This is a well deserving plant, known for its broad racemes
of scented, heavy-textured flowers appearing early in the season. A
deciduous vine with 14" hairy leaves composed of 13 ovate leaflets. Pealike
flower marked with yellow are produced in 4-6" long racemes. A vigorous
climber twining counterclockwise to 30’. We offer the grafted varieties
below. 1-2' $19.95
70247 Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro Kapitan’
— This translates as ‘White Sea Captain’. Produces white, sometimes double
flower with yellow markings. Superior color to the white forms of W. sinensis.
71678 Wisteria brachybotrys ‘White Silk’
— As the name suggests, this variety has long silky white flowers and it
2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’ $39.95
70630 Wisteria ‘Caroline’ — (-20oF,
USDA Zones 5-9) Syn. W. floribunda Caroline. Known to be drought
tolerant. This wisteria has racemes that are 8" in length and violet of
great beauty, the wings are blue and accented in white. Faintly scented and
2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’ $39.95
Wisteria floribunda -
Japanese Wisteria —
(-20oF, USDA Zones
5-9) The Japanese Wisteria is a vigorous, deciduous climber, twining
clockwise and will grow up to 30’ plus. The leaves are pinnate composed of
17-19 oval leaflets. Before or while bronze-green colored new growth
emerges, pealike, fragrant flower racemes to 1-2’ appear. The floribunda
species flower longer and fall color is a brilliant yellow. Bean-like green
seed pods follow eventually turning brown. All of the vines we have are
grafted and guaranteed bloomers. The tree form is grafted at 5’ and will
have a 10-12’ spread.
Wisteria floribunda ‘Black
70895 Wisteria floribunda ‘Issai
Perfect’ — The deeply fragrant flowers open at the same time to expose
shades of pale blue, accented by slightly darker wings. The flowers mature
during their exposure to be a pure white on racemes up to 14" in length.
2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’ $39.95
72252 Wisteria floribunda ‘Lawrence’ — This variety
is hardy! Reported to be hardy to Zone 4 (-30oF) Bears dense,
18" long racemes of lavender flowers in early spring.
Alba’— See ‘Shiro Noda’.
70958 Wisteria floribunda
‘Macrobotrys’ — Syn. ‘Purple Patches’. Excellent fragrance on purple
to pale violet flowers that have a yellow blotch. These are borne on
18-36" long racemes.
71677 Wisteria floribunda ‘Pink Ice’
— Syn. ‘Honbeni’ and ‘Rosea’. Rich delicious fragrance with soft delicate
pink flowers that mature to white in warmer weather.
2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’
73866 Wisteria floribunda ‘Richins Purple’ — We can’t find anything about this Wisteria, but it does come
from JC Raulston Arboretum. That in itself is a good recommendation.
70959 Wisteria floribunda ‘Royal
Purple’ — This wisteria produces 1’ long clusters of deep purple
flowers, with slightly lighter shade on the individual florets, giving
added interest. Flowers are fragrant. 1-2' $19.95
70539 Wisteria floribunda ‘Shiro Noda’ — Syn. ‘Longissima Alba’, Syn. ‘Snow Showers’. We have decided to
offer this cultivar under this name due to its long-standing recognition
as such in Japan. Over the years this particular wisteria has been seen
growing in many famous locations, such as the Japanese bridge in Monet’s
garden at Giverny. This variety has white flowers on racemes of 15-24" in
length, and is late flowering with a strong fragrance. For all of these
reasons we think this plant should be in everyone’s wisteria collection.
1-2’ $19.95, 2-3’ $29.95
70425 Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ — Also sold as ‘Black Dragon’.
This is a splendid selection, a
nice violet-blue, and the only true double-flowered wisteria in existence.
Grow it in full sun, and prune carefully, and this vine will be very
3-4’ $39.95, 4-5’ $49.95
Wisteria frutescens - American Wisteria —
(-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A very vigorous deciduous climbing vine,
this species can grow up to 30’ or more. Bright green foliage and small,
downy and fragrant pale lilac-purple flowers with a yellow spot seem to
crowd for room on small racemes. This wisteria will put on quite a show in
your garden! Flowering later, June through August, often on the same year’s
wood. This one is an excellent choice.
72253 Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’
— This twining vine will grow at about 1/3 the rate of the Asian wisterias
for better behavior in small spaces and containers. Intensely blue, 4-6"
long racemes are borne in April and May and continuing to bloom on new
growth throughout the summer. May be pruned heavily in winter as it blooms
on new growth.
73867 Wisteria frutescens ‘Bayou 2 O’Clock’ — This is a new blue selection of our native Wisteria. They have
much to commend them: they bloom young and very freely, are easy to care
for, are very hardy, and nowhere near as aggressive as the Asian forms.
71675 Wisteria frutescens ‘Nivea’ —
Racemes of 10" with pure white flowers, with yellow centers, bloom later
and longer. Flowers are faintly scented and close together on each raceme,
giving it an appearance of dense flower heads.
71676 Wisteria ‘Lavender Lace’ — (-20oF,
USDA Zones 5-9) W. floribunda x W. sinensis. Beautiful racemes up to
20" long of sweetly scented mauve flowers. Excellent fall color.
Wisteria macrostachys -
Kentucky Wisteria —
(-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) A counterclockwise twining,
deciduous vine that is able to trail to lengths of 25’. The generally purple
flowers bloom May to June and are packed into 8 to 12" long racemes. One of
the hardiest Wisterias and one of the most moisture tolerant.
74085 Wisteria macrostachys ‘Aunt Dee’
— Lavander flowers bloom in
summer on long racemes. Full sun - part shade. Zone 4.
73434 Wisteria macrostachys ‘Blue Moon’ —
A prolific, bi-colored, blue flowering form, ‘Blue Moon’ is said to bloom
2-3 times a year. It is a vigorous grower that will grow 20’ a year.
Chinese Wisteria —
(-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) A deciduous
climber that twines counterclockwise. Leaves are 12" long with 13 leaflets.
New growth copper-green. Flower racemes to 12", open simultaneously and
before or with the new foliage. This is an elegant vine, growing vigorously
from the base. Flowers the end of May and sometimes a second time in August.
Wisteria is best pruned after flowering and again in late fall. Plant in
fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun.
71435 Wisteria sinensis ‘Amethyst’ — This
is a heavily scented variety with short racemes 7-8" long of rosy purple
flowers with a blotch that is yellow edged in white. Strong scent.
71467 Wisteria sinensis ‘Blue Sapphire’ —
A slow growing vine that over time will reach 15’. Abundant dark
lilac-mauve, fragrant flowers. Will flower at an early age. 2-3’ $29.95
71231 Wisteria sinensis ‘Prolific’ —
Characteristic of prolific flowering, plus it is the youngest flowering of
its species. Gorgeous blue racemes before any leaves appear! An old
cultivar, also known as ‘Oosthoeks Variety.’
70116 Wisteria sinensis ‘Rosea’ — This is
the wisteria touted as "pretty in pink"! The charming flowers in 12"
racemes flirt delightfully with the new green leaves to the joy of any
72265 Wisteria sinensis ‘Southern Belle’
— Light purple flowers emerge in May and again in July and intermittently
throughout the season.
6-12" $10.95, 3-4’ $39.95
— Syn. W.
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