Cornus florida 'Rubra' -
scroll down to the "C" section to see the description of this excellent tree
Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A beautiful
deciduous shrub with bright green leaves in summer turning bronze in the fall.
Lilac-pink flowers are borne from May/June until frost. It is an easily grown
shrub, good for the small garden, averaging about 5’ x 5’ at maturity. It would
make an excellent hedge. Semi-evergreen in warmer climates where it tends to
hold its leaves all year.
Abelia mosanensis — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Late
spring and early summer brings wonderfully fragrant blossoms. In fall the color
is glowingly superb. It will get to be a 6 x 6’ shrub. It benefits greatly from
pruning to make a fuller plant, when it is young.
- Korean Abelia-Leaf — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) A beautiful shrub
known for its small white flower clusters appearing very early in the spring
before the leaves. Related to forsythia but having even smaller flowers.
Fragrant blossoms cover the plant in profusion, making it a mound of shimmering
snowy white in the early spring garden. Exquisite! Give it sun to light shade in
fertile, well drained soils.
Abeliophyllum distichum ‘Rosea’ — A unique pink form of the species.
ACACIA - WATTLE
Acacia pravissima — (15°F, USDA Zones 8-11) A great small tree or shrub
growing to about 15' high and wide. Hardier than most Acacias this one has
flat blade like triangular leaves which are blue-green. Then in the spring it
produces masses of fluffy bright yellow flowers which glow like the sun.
An attractive plant for both flowers and foliage and it can be grown where
others will not survive.
— See Maple Section.
AESCULUS — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Grow in full sun or
partial shade. They prefer deep, fertile, moist, acidic but well drained soil.
These plants are very adaptable once established. They typically have fan-shaped
leaves divided into large toothed leaflets.
Aesculus ‘Autumn Splendor’ — Super fall color, or should I say
"Splendid" fall color of brilliant maroon-red on this small, oval to round
topped tree that will grow to 35’ and has scorch-resistant shiny leaves. This
cultivar is more cold hardy than the species as it will go to zone 4. Add to
this the yellow flowers with their orange-red blotch and you have a very
splendid tree indeed.
x carnea - Red Horse Chestnut — A statuesque tree resulting from a
cross between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum. It reaches a height
of 35-40’ with a splendid rounded crown of equal spread. Leaves are dark green
on short petioles, with often twisted leaflets to 10" long. In late spring it
bears dark red or rosy flowers with yellow centers in conical panicles to 12"
long, followed by orange fall color and spiny fruit.
Aesculus x carnea ‘Briottii’ — Has large, showy panicles of
dark rose-red flowers and glossy leaves. 4-5’ $45.95
Aesculus x carnea ‘Fort McNair’ — A fast growing specimen,
quite symmetrical in its youth. Clothes itself in flashy red flowers set off
by the bright green foliage in spring. 4-5’ $55.95
hippocastanum - Common Horse Chestnut — (-40oF, USDA Zones
3-8) Eventually reaching 75’, this horse chestnut has 5-7 oblong leaflets to 12"
on palmate leaves. It’s one of the earliest trees to leaf out and has a
beautiful white flower with an interesting center that changes from yellow to
red as it matures; spiny fruit follows.
Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Aurea’ — An old form our supplier has
grown for years under this name. This tree has the same shape of the species
at a slightly smaller size 35’x30’. The variegation on the leaves is nearly
solid yellow. 1-2’ $29.95
Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Laciniata’ — This is a cut-leaf form of
our native horse chestnut. It has very narrow, deeply cut leaf segments. It is
a clear green in spring and summer and buttercup yellow in fall. It makes a
handsome tree is a larger setting. 1-2’ $32.95
Aesculus parviflora - Bottlebrush Buckeye — A fine landscape
selection! This 10’ shrub with long leaflets bears bronze new growth that turns
a buttery yellow in the fall. White flowers appear in midsummer held in upright
panicles to 12" tall, accented by red tinted stamens and followed by small,
chestnut-brown seeds. Though slow to establish, it’s well worth it. Grows in the
South as well as the West in both sunny and partly shady locations. SOLD OUT
glutinosa — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-7) Grown for its graceful
foliage and suitability for planting in wet areas. A small bushy alder with
sticky new growth and dangling yellow catkins in spring beginning before the
leaves emerge. Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained evenly moist soil in
full sun. An excellent tree planted in groups or drifts.
Alnus glutinosa ‘Imperialis’ — (-40oF, USDA Zones
3-7) The gypsy queen of alders. This variety has very lacy, deeply cut leaves.
Showy in the sunlight, especially with a light breeze. Get ready to hang the
hammock between two of these imperial beauties.
- BOG ROSEMARY
polifolia — (-50oF, USDA Zones 2-6) This 16’’ evergreen
has an erect to semi-prostrate habit. Leaves are linear, leathery and dark green.
White to pale pink globe-shaped flowers appear on slender flower stalks. Likes
continually cool, moist, acidic soil in sun or partial shade in warmer climates.
Andromeda polifolia ‘Blue Ice’ — A variety of andromeda with
pink flowers. This slow growing shrub will eventually reach 1-2’ high and 2-3’
in width. In its natural habitat it is found in peat or sphagnum bogs. Prefers
continually cool and moist peaty or sandy soil and sun or partial shade. ‘Blue
Ice’ has beautiful, soft blue-gray foliage. SOLD OUT
— (0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) These trees evergreen shrubs and trees
need acid or at least neutral soil to thrive and a well drained site. Protect
them from strong winds and give full sun to light shade. No summer watering is
needed once established, making it ideal for dry banks. Though the madrones are
reputed to dislike summer watering, when grown in very sandy soil, even pure
coarse sand, the madrone tolerates regular summer watering here in Oregon
Arbutus x ‘Marina’— (10oF, USDA Zones 8-9) This unique hybrid
transplants more easily and tolerates more summer watering than our native A.
menziesii. This evergreen tree has leathery, dark green leaves and red
bell-shaped flowers that bloom in late fall. The fruit is yellow to scarlet.
This hybrid has the wonderful peeling bark that madrones are known for. Satiny
reds, cinnamon reds and orange yellows reveal themselves as the bark peels.
Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree — A large shrub, 12-15’ in height.
Delicate, greenish-ivory, urn shaped blooms appear in October, at the same time
the fruit of the previous year are ripening into bright red, strawberry-like
berries. Leaves are dark green and serrated, 2-4’’ long and half as wide. This
beautiful, well-behaved plant takes well to pruning or looks grand left to grow
in its own artistic manner. 3-4’ $35.95
All but one species are evergreen plants primarily from the West where summers
are dry. They make fabulous groundcovers as well as artistic specimen for the
rock garden or xeric, rocky landscapes. Those known as manzanitas tend to be
slow growing, whereas the smaller varieties, sometimes know as kinnikinick or
bearberry, form dense, prostrate groundcovers, often becoming a beautiful clump
in one growing season.
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Emerald Carpet’ — (0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) A
prostrate and fast growing evergreen groundcover, excellent for dry summers.
Sports somewhat inconspicuous pink flowers followed by small red fruit.
Grows 8 to 10'' tall and spreads almost indefinitely. Easy to prune every
few years if necessary to keep in bounds. 8-12" $13.95
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ — A superior new selection
resulting from years of research by the University of British Columbia.
Beautiful glossy green leaves make a fast-growing, solid ground cover to 6’’
with flushed pink blossoms, then red berries in late summer and fall, adding
year round interest. More arching than other Kinnikinicks.
- CHOKEBERRY — The chokeberries are well adapted to many soil types. They
are tolerant of wet or dry environments. Give them full sun to partial shade.
Grown by many for their brilliant fall colors and by others for their showy
berries loved by the birds.
melanocarpa — (-40oF,
USDA Zones 3-8) An adaptable deciduous shrub which tolerates wet soil, cold,
heat and wind. These deciduous shrubs produce a profusion of tiny white fragrant
flowers in clusters which give way to purple blushed, black fruit that persist
through the winter.
Aronia melanocarpa var. elata — It is possible for this plant
to grow to 10’ with larger leaves, larger soft pink flowers, and larger
purplish black fruits than the species.
japonica — (0oF,
USDA Zones 7-10) A fine landscape evergreen that can reach 15’. However, it is
very adaptable to pruning. It performs best with filtered sun but can be
situated to brighten even the shadiest areas of your yard. Excellent for use as
foundation planting on north or east exposures. Requires winter shade to
preserve best leaf colors. Small upright racemes of tiny purple flowers bloom
Few plants give so much while requiring so little! Prefers well drained, moist,
soil with high organic content.
Aucuba japonica ‘Rozannie’ — Compact and spreading, this shrub grows
to 3’. It produces fruit without the presence of a male plant. Perfect tiny
flowers. This is a green leaved form that is grown for its attractive red
fruit contrasting with its shiny green leaves. 1-2’ $32.95
Aucuba japonica ‘Serratifolia’ — Syn. A. japonica ‘Dentata’.
Beautiful green leaves edged with large teeth. Goes very well with bold
perennials. SOLD OUT
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata’ — Syn. A. japonica ‘Gold Dust’.
Beautiful green leaves lightly spotted with gold as if dusted by pixies. An
excellent shade accent shrub. 2-3' $39.95
- BARBERRY — Give the barberries moist, well drained soil in full sun to
partial shade. Both the deciduous and evergreen varieties produce the best color
if grown in full sun. Barberries are adaptable and tolerate dry and urban
conditions. They do not like extremely wet conditions. They respond well to
pruning; you can create the perfect hedge or a windswept sculpture. Left
natural, they blend well with large perennials, roses, and border conifers.
Watch out for their spines when pruning and enjoy the tracery of the often
showy spines in the landscape.
Berberis calliantha — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-8) A rare Tibetian
shrub with holly like spine toothed leaves and yellow 1’’ yellow flowers that
are larger than the usual Berberis flowers. It forms a dense 2-3’ rounded
shrub with red young stems and after the flowers black fruits appear.
Interesting. 1-2' $14.95
atropurpurea — (-20oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Deciduous shrubs grown
for their ornamental foliage and striking fall color. They form fine textured,
dense rounded shrubs, usually more broad than tall. Size ranges from dwarf
(2-3’), to large shrubs (6-8’), good for hedges or specimens. Small cup-shaped
flowers line the branches followed by small, bright glossy red fruit that
persist into winter. Sun or part shade.
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea ‘Concorde’ — A dwarf
variety to only 2’. Selected for its shiny, wine-colored foliage, burgundy
with a hint of plum, mmmm. Flowers are bright yellow but not showy, still very
attractive against the darker foliage. A fine selection for a sophisticated
palette. 6-12" $12.95
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea ‘Helmond Pillar’— This
striking plant has dark, pink-burgundy leaves and forms a narrow,
pencil-straight column only 1’ wide. The spires of foliage will reach 6’.
Every garden has a spot that needs a ‘Helmond Pillar’. 6-12" $16.95,
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’ — This is an
especially nice selection of barberry with rose-pink new foliage mottled with
deeper red-purple and sometimes lighter blotches. The leaves turn to deep
claret in summer and finally scarlet in the fall. Its a smaller form and
usually only reaches 3 to 4’. 2-3’ $19.95
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea ‘Ruby Carousel’ — An
elegant weeping form with small, ruby red foliage that turns a brilliant
garnet in the fall. 2-3’ $19.95
Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea ‘Tiny Gold’ — Dwarf plant
with a low, light, compact, rounded habit. Bright sunshine yellow foliage that
resists burning. Certified rust resistant. Height 6-12" and width 18-24".
- BIRCH — The birch trees are very adaptable. They like to have moist, well
drained, sandy loam soils for best growth. Most are vigorous growers. Prune in
summer or fall, late winter or early spring pruning will cause excessive
bleeding. Some landscapers like to use them in clumps or drifts, adding a river
of interest to the garden. Don’t forget to underplant with bulbs for early
Betula albo-sinensis - Chinese Paper Birch — (-20oF, USDA
Zones 5-8) This is a little known or grown species. The bark is a beautiful,
rich orange red that peels off in thin, tissue-like sheets. The apple green
leaves turn golden in the fall. The tree can grow from 40 to 90’ in height. A
very beautiful single or multitrunked tree. 4-5’ $49.95
Betula ‘Crimson Frost’ — This is a hybrid of B. platyphylla var.
szechuanica x B. pendula ‘Purpurea’. A fine tree with burgundy
foliage all summer, intensifying to a ruby Port in autumn. The tree is broadly
pyramidal to oval and will grow 40’ in height. Imagine the deep foliage against
the white of the bark. . . . Outstanding! (Hint: Be sure to plant with a
backdrop that shows off the burgundy; after all, that’s why you bought it!)
Betula ermanii — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Birch are often
valued for their rich, yellow, autumn leaves and beautiful white bark and
branches. This species is no exception. Its creamy-white bark is tinted pink,
becoming orange-brown as it peels. A very exciting and handsome tree from N.E.
Asia. 6-12" $9.95, 2-3' $15.95
nigra - River
Birch — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9)
Betula nigra ‘Little King’ — A compact shrubby variety that will get
to 10-12’ high and about as wide. Put it where you can see it in the winter as
its pealing bark gives texture to the colorful bark of cream and peach. Give
plenty of moisture until established. A great addition to our choices.
Betula nigra ‘Summer Cascade’ PP15105 — A well named variety that has
gracefully arching, pendulous branches that can be trained vertically to
produce a layered pendulous plant that is a good attraction for any part of
the garden. 4-5’ $69.95
(-50oF, USDA Zones 2-7) The best known of the white barked birch. It
grows rapidly and develops into a stately specimen with graceful, pendulous
branches, sometimes reaching 50’ or more in height with a spread of one-half to
two-thirds the height. Sharply toothed leaves emerge early in spring. The yellow
of fall is soon followed by the beautiful white silhouette against a deep blue
winter sky. A well proven and useful tree.
Betula pendula ‘Filigree Lace’ PPAF — The perfect patio tree! This
lacy white birch grows only to 6’ and tolerates very low temperatures. It
loves full sun and good drainage. Would be nice in the mixed border where its
size would work well with smaller, rounded bushes and with spring and fall
bulbs. SOLD OUT
Betula pendula ‘Purpurea’- Purple Leaf Birch — Purple black twigs give
way in spring to the contrasting purple leaf color against white bark, making
this a striking ornamental tree. Summer leaf color is purplish green. This
tree is slower in growth than some birch, and will perform best in cool to
cold climates. 5-6’ $59.95
Betula pendula ‘Trost’s Dwarf’ — Every now and then Mother Nature
plays a trick on us. A few years ago a European birch threw a sport, a sport
so different that it looks like the deeply cut leaves of the Japanese maple.
It’s a witches’ broom of the standard Betula pendula and it has great
potential as a bonsai or a neat little guy in your garden. At 10 years the
height is only about 3’ with equal width. Given full sun and lots of water,
this little jewel will be the center of attention in your collection.
Buddleia x Blue Chip Lo & Behold® — Miniature Butterfly Bush that stands
only 24" tall and forms a tidy mound. This remarkable plant produces blue
flowers continuously with no need to prune, and is deer resistant. 2-3’
Buddleia Flutterby Petite™Blue Heaven — Beautiful blue flowers
continuously bloom from early summer until frost. Silver foliage gives this
plant an outstanding appearance, and a choice plant for borders and mixed
containers. 2 1/2’ x 2 1/2’. 2-3’ $34.95
Buddleia Flutterby Grande™Peach Cobler — Beautiful
peach-colored flowers against silvery foliage bloom from early summer until
frost, and have a wonderful fragrance. A great plant for borders, landscape
plantings, and mixed containers. Drought and heat-tolerant. Attracts humming
birds and butterflies. 4 x4’. 2-3’ $34.95
- BOXWOOD — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-8) An easy and adaptable genus, but to have
success with these versatile and popular plants, remember, the more sun, the
more water. Plants planted in partial shade are more drought tolerant, but the
combination of full sun with minimum water may result in poor, dull foliage
color and scorching. Most boxwoods are ideal specimens for the more formal
garden--they add a touch of Italian classicism to the landscape. They also offer
excellent contrast for arching shrubs and loose perennials.
Buxus ‘Green Mountain’ — This is a hybrid between B. koreana and
B. sempervirens. Green mountain has a pyramidal growth habit with glossy
green foliage. SOLD OUT
microphylla — A nice dwarf variety with a dense rounded habit, not
planted as often as some of the other species, deserves to be better known.
microphylla ‘Morris Dwarf’ — (-20°F, USDA Zones 5-9) Growing to
only about 2', this boxwood is excellent for low hedging or border use. The
habit is less formal than some, allowing aesthetic placement in mixed beds.
Small, oval, smooth-margined leaves of medium green create a dense plant.
Often used in bonsai. A very slow growing plant that may take five or more
years to reach 4". 6-12" $19.95
microphylla var. koreana — A good choice for northern areas,
this extremely hardy Buxus has small, dark green leaves which take on a
burnished winter look. Exhibits slow growth to 2’ high by 4’ wide at maturity.
sempervirens — Great for hedges, massing, topiary work and formal
gardens. Can reach 15-20’ and grow as wide. Foliage is a lustrous dark green
above and a light yellowish green below. 1-2’ $16.95
Buxus sempervirens ‘Graham Blandy’ — A good selection with soft
green spring foliage and dark green mature foliage. This one has a narrow,
upright habit reaching 10’ high with only a 1’ spread. 1-2’ $24.95
Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ — Both dense and slow growing, an
excellent choice for a hedge eventually reaching 4-5’ or as specimens
positioned in the classical garden. This proven performer has been used in
formal gardens for centuries.
- BEAUTYBERRY — Fine deciduous shrubs chosen primarily for their unique
lavender to purple berries, loved both by the birds and those who make wreaths
in fall and winter. In the growing season water freely and apply a balanced
fertilizer. Plant in fertile, well drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Though
fruit production on a single plant can be good but planting 2 or more both
increases and ensures a lovely crop of berries. One source states that cutting
back 4 to 6" above the ground each spring provides an even greater production of
giraldii — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-8) This deciduous shrub
will be 10’ x 8’. The leaves are dark green to 7". Small pink flowers in 1"
clusters appear in midsummer. Violet-purple fruit appear in autumn and persist
all winter--absolutely stunning on the bare branches. In addition, the leaves
turn shades of red and maroon in the fall.
Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ — Similar to the
species but with bronze young leaves and pale pink flowers. This free
flowering form produces deep violet fruit. One of the most popular selections
here at the nursery. SOLD
Callicarpa japonica ‘Leucocarpa’ — (-20oF, USDA Zones
5-8) An upright shrub to 6’ x 6’ . This species has larger leaves than other
Callicarpa. The plant is covered in summer with pink or white flowers in
1¼’’ clusters along the branches. White fruit appear in autumn along with the
yellow leaves of fall. A lovely Japanese native. 6-12" $9.95, 2-3’ $25.95
- BOTTLEBRUSH — Named for its flower clusters resembling a bottlebrush
.Performs best in well drained yet moist soil in full sun. You will love their
long, slightly nodding plumes of predominately small red flowers, and the
hummingbirds and butterflies will delight in the nectar. Callistemon do
well in planters for those who’d love a bottlebrush but live where the
temperatures are not dependably above 20oF.
72210 Callistemon viridiflorus
— (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) This
compact shrub has an arching habit with sharply pointed, dark green leaves.
Yellow-green flowers are borne in dense spikes to 3" long. Grows 5’ tall and 6’
wide. 3-4’ $24.95
vulgaris — (-30oF,
USDA Zones 4-7) This is the true Scotch heather differing from Erica by
offering colorful calyces as well as flowers. The cultivars bloom in different
seasons, allowing color in the garden virtually year round. Foliage and flower
color vary by cultivar. All have fine, soft, needlelike leaves, densely covering
the small, upright growing branches. Flowers are small and bell-shaped. Heathers
require fast draining, acid soil and little or no fertilization in most garden
environments. They bloom well in full sun, and serve as an excellent groundcover
in more shaded areas, especially inland. It is recommended that one shear the
plants lightly following their bloom to encourage a fuller, more attractive
plant for many years of pleasure.
Calluna vulgaris ‘Flamingo’ — Flowers are lavender and the foliage is
dark green with red tips on new growth in spring. 3-6" $4.95
Calluna vulgaris ‘Red Fred’ — Has brilliant red foliage in spring,
persisting well into summer, then bears plum-raspberry flowers amidst a bath
of green leaves. Perfect! 3-6" $4.95
Calluna vulgaris ‘Ruby Slinger’ — In spring, this Calluna
bursts forth with bright green foliage that has glowing yellow tips and then
blooms in late summer with white flowers. It makes a compact 16 x 16" plant.
Calluna vulgaris ‘Spring Torch’ — New growth on this vibrant heather
is scarlet with a subsequent slow change to green in summer. Lavender-pink
flowers appear in spring. Its new growth is so exceptional that it looks as if
it were in flower. 3-6" $4.95
chinensis — See
Calycanthus floridus - Carolina Allspice — (-20oF, USDA Zones
5-9) This deciduous bushy shrub with dark green oval leaves to 5" is mainly
grown for its sweet scented flowers appearing mid to late spring. The 2" dusky
red blooms become brown fruit which hang on the plant through winter. All parts,
but particularly the bark when dry, exude a camphor-like fragrance. (Put it in
your drawers.) The Carolina Allspice reaches 8’ x 10’ at maturity. Plant in
fertile, moist soil in sun; in warm climates plant in partial shade. A trouble
free plant. 1-2' $14.95
Section listed in index.
- HORNBEAM — The hornbeams like to have full sun and well drained soil. They
are relatively tolerant of a variety of conditions, even clay, once established.
They make great specimens in the landscape as well as tightly woven hedges. In
both cases, they display soft fall color and charming papery lantern seed heads.
And the latter are not a problem for the neat-nick.
(-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) This is the common, and incredibly attractive
hornbeam used singly or as a hedge. It is a medium to large tree with
distinctive ribbed leaves. It grows about one foot per year with an ultimate
height of about 50". This is truly one of the finest landscape trees in
Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontain’ — This introduction from Holland has
a darker green crown and narrower growth habit than the species, 30-35’ x
15-18’. Fall color is brilliant on this more formal variety. SOLD OUT
Carpinus turczaninowii — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) This small
bushy tree has dainty stems and broader leaves than other hornbeams. The young
leaves emerge bright red and change to green with time and then develop an
especially attractive deep orange in the fall. 4-5’ $49.95
- BLUE SPIRAEA or BLUEBEARD
x clandonensis — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) A hybrid between
C. incana x C. mongolica. This nicely-shaped, small rounded shrub
grows to 3’ with slender and often slightly toothed 2 to 3" leaves. Wonderful,
fragrant true blue flowers are borne on spikes during late summer. Very
attractive to butterflies and bees. Often treated as a perennial in gardens
north of USDA zone 7 since top growth may die back to the ground. Its shape and
bloom are improved by heavy pruning in spring. Best grown in full sun with
well-drained soil. Tough enough for use in difficult, dry areas. Grow with
spiraeas and potentillas for continuous summer color as well as drought and deer
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ — Deep blue flowers
contrast nicely with the silvery gray green leaves on this low growing
cultivar. The deepest blue of the Bluebeard family. SOLD OUT
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’ — Deep blue
flower spikes nestled among the blue-green foliage are just heavenly. The
plant forms a 2’ compact mound. 6-12" $11.95
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Worcester Gold’ — The bright
golden leaves of this 2' selection offer contrast in the border and provide
the perfect foil for the sky blue flowers. 6-12" $11.95
— Known for true blue flowers, Ceanothus should be planted in
well-drained soil and most varieties in full sun. It will become chlorotic in
alkaline soils. Avoid over watering, especially in the summer. Good for seaside
areas and locations where a tough, evergreen shrub is needed. And, if you’ve
ever been to Berkeley California, the intense blue of Ceanothus filling
the center divider for ½ a mile is a never-to-be-forgotten sight.
horizontalis - Carmel Creeper — (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) This
California native reaches only 24-36" in height and will spread 6-7’ at
maturity. It bears glossy dark green 2" long leaves. Milky, light blue flowers
are borne in early spring. Easy to grow with good drought tolerance. Evergreen
in mild areas and tolerates some shade in warmer areas.
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis ‘Diamond Heights’ — This is
a stunning variety of Carmel Creeper with foliage in shades of chartreuse and
deep forest green. Pale blue flowers arrive in spring, frosting the shiny
foliage. An excellent ground cover for even lightly shaded areas, this one
grows 1-2’ tall and 4-5’ wide. 3-6" $9.95, 6-12" $16.95
— See Toona.
— (-20oF, USDA Zone 4-9) A deciduous shrubby plant well-adapted
for growing at water’s edge. Small, creamy-white, rounded flower heads about 1"
across appear during late July. The many prominent pistils are very ornamental,
especially in late summer.
Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Sputnik’— (-20°F, USDA Zone 5-8). A
bottlebrush that truly looks as though it came from outer space and it has
larger blooms over a longer season than the normal native of Oklahoma. Its
nectar is very attracting to butterflies and bees while blooming mid to late
summer. 2-3’ $35.95
- KATSURA TREE — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Wonderful garden
specimens! Katsura trees need rich, moist, and well-drained soil. You will get
better fall color if the soil is acidic. Grow in full sun, water well while the
plant is getting established and during dry periods.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum — Native to Japan, this adaptable tree grows to
about 50’ in cultivation. Though most are single trunk, many have multiple
stems clothed with beautiful hanging, small rounded leaves, providing color in
three seasons. In spring the leaves emerge a shimmiry mass of ruby tints. They
turn a teal green in summer and put on a gorgeous show of orange, red and yellow
in the fall. Katsuras need some protection from sun and wind to show their best.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Amazing Grace’ — An amazingly beautiful,
small, pendulous variety that will eventually reach about 20' tall, and will
normally grow wider than it is tall. Its inconspicuous, fragrant flowers are
red and bloom mid-spring. The cascading heart shaped blue-green leaves will
grace your garden in summer and excellent oranges and yellows will follow in
the fall. 1-2' $28.95
Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Morioka Weeping — When young the growth rate
is strongly vertical with just some weeping, but as it matures its weeping
characteristic is much more pronounced. The leaves in spring are red-purple
turning to their summer green and in fall they put on a show of bright, sunny
yellow with orange and apricot tones. Growth and color are best when grown in
full sun. It will grow from 15 to 25’ tall. 1-2’ $39.95
Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’ — Syn. ‘Red Fox’. An
excellent, new, small, columnar variety to about 18’ tall was hybridized in
Germany. (We are finding that others have listed the height as anywhere from
10 to 60’ . We are using the information from one of Europe's largest
nurseries. We will see.) New foliage is a rare, ‘foxy’, red-brown.
Consistently beautiful fall foliage. 4-5’ $69.95
‘Ruby’— A dense
semi-upright grower reaches a height of 25-30' with a spread of 10-12'. When
young the shape may be almost columnar. After its spring show of ruby new
growth, the leaf color is a mix of the typical teal green of Cercidiphyllums
and a darker blue purple as well. In fall the leaves turn a solid yellow and
emit a strong cinnamon fragrance. 1-2' $28.95
Cercidiphyllum magnificum — A magnificent species of Cercidiphyllum. This
tree grows larger than C. japonicum, to as much as 70’ with 30’ spread. The
brown bark is smooth on the trunk, and the leaves are larger and a more
pronounced heart shape than the above species. SOLD OUT
- REDBUD — They will
do fine in many soil types; just give regular water and fertilization. Ideally,
provide these trees with moist, well drained soil, especially the first few
Cercis canadensis - North American Redbud — (-30oF, USDA
Zones 4-9) Very appealing pale rose, pea-shaped flowers, bloom in abundance in
early spring on what appear to be lifeless twigs. Then the delightfully rounded,
heart-shaped leaves cover this beautiful tree through the summer. Most varieties
turn a magnificent yellow in autumn.
Cercis canadensis ‘Ace of Hearts’ — The first compact form and it is
outstanding! Will grow to 9’ x 12’ with lots of lavender flowers and small
heart shaped leaves. 1-2’ $27.95
Cercis canadensis ‘Alba’ — This small tree is a rare and much sought
after white budding form of the hardy American Redbud. It bursts into full
flower in the spring, covering itself with a snowy white. It would be
beautiful planted in a woodland setting with its blooms contrasting with the
darker colors of the forest. Delightful! 4-5’ $49.95
Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ — This is a small open tree
considered to be the truest red of all the cultivars in the genus. It was
discovered by Dr. Max Byrkit. We are proud to offer this beautiful and
outstanding brilliantly colored tree, a wonderful sight in any garden setting.
1-2’ $26.95, 4-5’ $55.95
Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’ - Lavender Twist Redbud — This is an
exceptional selection with a weeping, twisting habit. It was found in Buffalo,
New York, and is the most unusual redbud yet. It is a rapid grower but will
stay quite low unless staked higher. It is very hardy. A prolific bloomer,
covering itself with lavender pink flowers. Wow! SOLD OUT
Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9)
We are very pleased to be able to offer this OUTSTANDING plant, considered to
be the best of the best! Its foliage is a superlative red purple with a bit of
green in summer. When it flowers, great masses of a heavenly orchid cover the
bear twigs in abundance. It can turn a vivid yellow in fall, though its fall
color is less predictable than other redbuds. In winter, it displays a
beautiful tracery against a clear sky. A choice landscape selection! 4-5’ $49.95
Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’ — Imagine a 20’ to 25’ tree clothed
in golden heart shaped leaves and the newer foliage blushed with orange-red.
Then add lavender red flowers. Now you have a picture of this aptly named tree!
Plant in full sun for the best color. 1-2’ $24.95, 4-5’
Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ — See C.c. ‘Covey’.
Cercis canadensis ‘Little Woody’ — At maturity this diminutive form
can reach 10’. The red tinged new foliage matures green and has a puckered
texture on its small, heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are arranged close to
the stems. Finally a Cercis for the smallest garden spaces! 4-5’ $59.95
Cercis canadensis ssp. mexicana — (-10oF, USDA Zones
6-9) Especially adapted to conditions in the southwest desert. It works very
well in a small space, only growing to 12-15’. Purple blooms stand out before
the glossy, blue-green leaves appear. With wavy-edged margins on the leaves,
the foliage appears to dance even in a light breeze. Protect from late spring
frosts. Can be trained as a single or multi-trunk tree. 4-5’ $59.95
ssp. texensis — This species was formerly listed as C.
reniformis but is or sports the less prominent, somewhat flat topped cymes
or clusters of small flowers.
Cercis canadensis ssp. texensis ‘Oklahoma’ — A wine-red
flowering form of this small, southwest native. Thick glossy 2-3" blue-green
leaves are rounded with downy leaf undersides. New growth is red tipped, and
flowers appear abundantly on young trees--a splendid and joyous tree.
4-5’ $49.95, 5-6’ $69.95
Cercis canadensis ‘The Rising Sun’ — This is going to be a much
desired plant, with it’s rich apricot to peach to yellow and yellow green new
foliage! This spectacular color display continues through the growing season.
Limited supply. 2-3’ $49.95
Chinese Redbud — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Large clusters of
rosy-purple pea-like flowers cling to the still leafless branches early in the
year. This rare form of the redbud is very showy with flowers much larger than
most redbuds. An exceptional plant you won’t soon forget.
Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ — A superior selection of the Chinese
redbud, distinguished from the species by its more dwarf growth habit and
ability to flower abundantly at a very early age. Growing only 8-10’ in
height, ‘Avondale’ makes a small, well branched, sturdy tree, well suited to
the modern garden. The deep cerise-pink flowers crowd the naked branches in
springtime making a spectacular sight. Later, heart-shaped leaves clothe this
redbud in a rich summer green. ‘Avondale’ makes an excellent large tub plant
for garden terrace or courtyard as well as a lovely specimen in the landscape.
Cercis racemosa — (-15oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This deciduous
native of China is considered the most beautiful of the entire genus, blanketing
itself with long, drooping racemes of light pink flowers in the spring and then
covering itself in lovely green foliage. It can easily stand alone and reach up
to 36’ at maturity. 3-4’ $32.95
- FLOWERING QUINCE — A shrub of rounded and broad spreading habit. Some
forms are more erect and others more horizontal. Excellent range of flowering
colors available. Adaptable to a variety of soils and performing well in dry
conditions. Blooms best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. An ornamental
that has staying power.
Japanese Flowering Quince — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) A smaller
species for the garden, grown for its spring flowers, but its small fruit can be
used to make jams and jellies.
Chaenomeles japonica ‘Victory’ — An attractive flowering quince
selected for its often repeat bloom of red flowers in late summer. Begins
flowering in early March and later produces yellow fruit. 2-3’ $25.95
Common Flowering quince — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Depending on
the cultivar, C. speciosa can reach heights of 6-10’ with equal spread.
However, they are quite easily kept shorter than this. This species blooms late
winter to early spring and its cut branches can be brought indoors for terrific
arrangements. There is much confusion surrounding the actual classification of
the many cultivars of the various species. We have chosen to list ours all under
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Contorta’ — Beautiful double pink to white
flowers with a very contorted growth habit. Excellent choice for flower
arranging. 1-2’ $19.95
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Iwai Nishiki’ — We received this plant many
years ago and have been enjoying it ever since. "Nishiki" means
variance or variegated in Japanese. At a young age the plant blooms white, and
as it matures, the blossoms develop a soft peach tone. Quite an intriguing
bush. 6-12" $9.95
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Orange Delight’ — Brilliant bright orange color
comes forth with the first show of spring. Spreading habit to 2’. 1-2’
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo Nishiki’ — Profuse combinations of pink and
white and even sometimes red appear on the same branch. An upright, rapid
grower. Stunning! 6-12" $9.95, 3-4’ $39.95
Chaenomeles x superba ‘Cameo’ — One of the best doubles around!
Soft, apricot-pink flowers adorn the branches at the same time as the fresh
green leaves emerge. More resistant than some to leaf blight, and a bonus, no
thorns! 6-12" $9.95
Chamaerops humilis — (15oF, USDA Zones 8-12This Mediterranean
Fan Palm is an outstanding clumping hardy palm that grows slowly to about 10’
and up to twice as wide. 6-12" $9.95
Chimonanthus praecox — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) This
multistemmed shrub single trunk tree if trained is an excellent addition to the
small yard. It bears very fragrant, translucent yellow, purple tinted flowers in
winter and grows to 10-15’ at maturity but can be cut 6-12" from the ground in
late winter to rejuvenate if necessary. Adaptable to many soil types, but
requires good drainage. Enjoys full sun to partial shade. 6-12" $6.95
- FRINGE TREE — Does best in moist, well drained, deep, fertile soil. Give
it full sun for best growth, but can tolerate some shade. Very adaptable in the
garden; in the wild it borders streamsides and swampy areas.
Chionanthus retusus - Chinese Fringe Tree — (-10oF, USDA
Zones 6-9) This small rounded tree can grow to heights of 25’ or more. A
profusion of frothy white flower clusters appear in June or July. 4" leaves turn
a deep yellow in the fall. Excellent growth habit. SOLD OUT
Chionanthus virginicus - Old Man’s Beard or White Fringe Tree — (-20oF,
USDA Zones 5-9) This tree makes a splendid ornamental specimen, slowly growing
and spreading to 20’ in cultivation. The fluffy, white flowers are borne in
early June on loose panicles 6" long or even longer. The leaves turn a bright
yellow late in the fall, staying on the tree well after other trees have lost
their leaves. One of the last shrubs to produce leaves in the spring, but well
worth it when the soft green appears and then the feathery flowers on a rounded
crown. SOLD OUT
— (0oF, USDA Zones 7-9) Requires well drained, acidic, moist soil and
full sun in cool summer areas. In hot summer areas give it light shade. Does not
do well in heavier shaded areas.
ternata — A very
nice evergreen shrub that ranges from 6-8’ in height and width. Fragrant white
flowers resembling orange blossoms are borne in clusters from early to mid
spring. Leaves are made up of three stalkless leaflets of rich green. The leaves
are aromatic when crushed, and the white flowers have a sweet citrus smell.
Choisya ternata -‘Sundance’ — Introduced because of the lovely golden
foliage, the young leaves hold a rich golden hue in the sun. Given some shade,
the leaves will develop into the rich green of the species. An exceptional
plant which adds much color and interest to the garden. 1-2’ $29.95
- ROCK ROSE — (10oF, USDA Zones 8-10) Native to the Mediterranean
coast, these somewhat tender evergreen shrubs withstand desert heat, high pH
soils, wind and salt spray. They should be planted in full sun to part shade and
in soil that drains well. They flower profusely and are very drought resistant.
Excellent for hot dry banks. Doesn’t respond well to hard pruning.
Cistus x purpureus - Orchid Rockrose — Maroon points around a
yellow center on an orchid background look like stars in an orchid sky floating
above clouds of soft, green wavy-edged foliage. One of the most beautiful
Cistus available, the Orchid Rockrose will spill gracefully down a hillside
or tumble over rocks and charm you every time you see it. 2-3' $14.95
Clerodendrum trichotomum - Harlequin Glorybower — (0oF, USDA
Zones 7-9). This deciduous shrub or small tree is native to Japan. The soft,
fuzzy and slightly heart-shaped 5" leaves are a dark green. In late summer,
fragrant white tubular flowers are almost twice as long as the showy scarlet
calyx on the back of the flower. The scarlet calyx lasts and lasts after the
flower falls, until the pleasing blue-green metallic looking fruit is formed,
making a most interesting contrast. In cold climates it may freeze to the ground
but will come back each year like a perennial. Will grow to be a 10’ shrub or
can be trained as a small tree. Can be slow to fruit and flower depending on the
growing conditions. An unusual and rarely seen plant! 6-7’ $129.95
Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii — (-10oF,
USDA Zones 6-9). This variety is a hardier, possibly shrubbier and more
floriferous version of the species with white flowers instead of pink. 3-4’
- SUMMERSWEET — Grow Clethra in acidic, fertile, humus rich, moist,
well drained soil. Needs to have partial or dappled shade for best growth.
Fertilize monthly for best blooms.
(-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) Grown for their strong fragrant flowers.
Clethra is an upright, deciduous, slow growing shrub that suckers close to
the mother plant, forming a dense clump that usually gets 4-6’ tall. Leaves are
oval, mid-green and turn yellow in autumn. In late summer small bell-shaped
flowers appear on 4-6" upright racemes and last up to six weeks. We have several
large bushes of it in our gardens here, and it is a beautiful sight in late
summer when the season is winding down. Full sun to part shade.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Pink Spires’ — Rose buds open to a pink flower that
will not fade in the sun. 2-3’ $19.95
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sherry Sue’ — Redtwig Summersweet. The red stems
compliment the early to mid-summer pink flowers. It is also delightfully
fragrant. SOLD OUT
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ — Selected from a group of
seedlings in Michael Dirr’s garden for its compactness and erect flower
structures, "just like the candles on a birthday cake." After 7 years this
selection is only 30’’ high and 42’’ wide. The glossy green leaves set off the
glowing white plumes, 4 to 6 " long. The blooms open in late June or early
July and maintain their elegance over a long bloom period. 2-3’ $35.95,
Coprosma ‘Evening Glow’ — Evergreen shrub with glossy yellow and green
leaves splashed with rusty orange. Compact, excellent for containers. Full sun -
part shade. Ht. 4-5ft Spread 3-4ft. Zone 9. Cont $7.95, 1-2’ $15.95
Coprosma ‘Roy’s Red’ — Cute shrub with small glossy chocolate green
leaves with green tips that turn bronzy purple-red in winter. Full sun. Ht. 4ft.
Spread 4ft. Zone 8. Evergreen. 6-12" $9.95, 1-2’ $15.95
Coprosma ‘Tequilla Sunrise’ PP1839 — (10oF, USDA Zones 8-10)
Shiny evergreen foliage is lime-green with green midrib. Foliage turns
sunset-orange in fall, followed by burgundy foliage in winter. Great for
containers. Sun. Ht. 24-36". 6-12" $9.95, 1-2’ $15.95
- CABBAGE PALM — 10oF, USDA Zones 7-10) Found on open hillsides
and in scrub and open forests in S.E. Asia. Grow in fertile, well drained soil
in sun or part shade. Water sparingly in winter. A really good accent plant for
Cordyline australis ‘Cardinal’ — Glossy cardinal-red leaves with
light-pink mid-ribs. Great in containers. Full sun. Ht. 36-48". Spread 24-36".
Zone 8. 2 GAL $29.95
Cordyline australis ‘Pink Stripe’ — Pink and green striped green foliage
adds wonderful color to any garden. Great for containers. Needs good light to
maintain its color. Sun to part shade. Ht. 5’. Zone 7. 2 GAL $29.95
Cordyline australis ‘Renegade’ PP18605 — Deep purple, almost black
foliage with tight, clump forming habit. Great in containers. Full sun - part
shade. Ht. 2-3’. Spread 2-3’. Zone 8. 2 GAL $29.95
australis ‘Sundance’ — Long green blades have coral-pink base and
midrib. Great for containers and to add architectural interest.Needs good light
to maintain its color. Full sun-part shade. Ht. 5-6’. Zone 7. 2 GAL $29.95
CORNUS - DOGWOOD
Cornus alba - Tatarian Dogwood - Redtwig Dogwood
— (-50oF, USDA Zones 2-7) Bright red, slender arching
branches, hardy and vigorous to 8-10’ tall and almost as wide. Leaves
are typical of the dogwood in varying colors of yellow, orange and red
in the fall. White, flat topped inflorescences appear in May through
June followed by fruit. This shrub can be grown in acid or alkaline
soil, dry or wet conditions and in full sun or heavy shade. Attracts
butterflies. A biennial pruning will encourage a healthy plant with
vigorous, new and colorful growth.
Cornus alba ‘Cream Edge’
Green and cream variegated leaves, attractive berries, pretty fall
color, and red winter stems. Ht. 6-10’. Zone 8.
74087 Cornus abla
Very striking form with dark purple-black stems and dark green leaves,
with slight purple flush, which turn reddish-purple in autumn.
Clusters of creamy-white flowers early summer followed by white
fruits. Deciduous. Will make a good informal hedge. For this purpose
plant 2ft apart. 7ft x 7ft. If grown as a shrub prune hard in spring
to improve stem color. Leaves turn red in fall. Zone 4.
71221 Cornus alba ‘Sibirian Pearls’—
Growing 3-4’ this variety of C. alba has numerous flowers in June
followed by heavy fruit set in summer the fruit are white drupes set
in clusters attop the deep red stems. Ergo the name ‘Siberian Pearls.’
The foliage is what we’d expect from a dogwood beautiful, light green
and variously colored in fall. 1-2’ $29.95
Cornus alternifolia -
— (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) This very appealing
multistemmed shrub or single trunked tree develops into a beautiful
layered specimen in the landscape. The horizontal branches have 4" oval
leaves occurring alternately instead of opposite like most dogwoods.
Small white flower clusters appear on top of the foliage in May or June.
Rich blue black fruit follow in late summer and blend with the reddish
purple leaves of fall. It is ideally planted in moist, acidic, well
drained soil in partial shade. Does best in the cooler climates. Grows
15-25’ tall and 20-35’ in width.
‘Argentea’ — Many landscapers consider this to be the finest
variegated shrub or miniature tree available for the small garden or
blended into the perennial/shrub border. Its small leaves have creamy
white margins and are fine in texture, gracefully floating
horizontally. Seeing it is to fall in love. It grows slowly and will
eventually reach 10-15’ in height with an 8’ spread.
6-12" $35.95, 1-2’ $45.95, 2-3’ $79.95
Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry — (-50oF,
USDA Zones 2-8) An exceptional ground cover for the shady side of the
garden. Spreading by rhizomes with terminal whorls of soft green leaves.
Late spring to early summer brings a blanket of large white bracts
flushed with pink. Fall puts on its own display with round red fruit.
Prefers cool summers, excellent drainage and humus rich soils. Grows
6-9" a year and spreads indefinitely. I have seen this grow on rocky
islands off the Maine coast it yellows with too much sun but will grow
almost anywhere if it will grow there!
Cont $9.95, 1 GAL $17.95
Cornus controversa -
— (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) This large Japanese variety can
grow to 45’ in height with a spreading crown. In late spring clusters of
small flowers bloom profusely above the beautiful tiered branches
clothed in dark green. Fruit appear in late summer and in autumn the
leaves turn a rich red and purple. A very beautiful and graceful tree.
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‘Janine’ — This variegated selection has a similar form to the
species with horizontally spreading branches. Its growth rate is much
faster than the white variegated form. The leaves are brightly colored
yellow with green centers. 5-7’’ clusters of white flowers appear May
to June. The fruit is red-purple changing to blue-black August through
September. An exceptional dogwood that will especially brighten a dark
70142 Cornus controversa
‘June Snow’ — Ohh, I can’t wait to see this one! A terrific
variety, this tree will be 30’x40’. The flower clusters are flat
topped, and as the name suggests, blanket the branches densely.
Temperature here in Oregon starts to get on the hot side in June, so
the refreshment of snow is appreciated!
70912 Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’
— This delicate and graceful tree has beautiful creamy variegated
leaves through summer. The foliage takes on tones of red and pink in
the fall. Its branches grow in graceful tiers to about 30’ in height
with equal or greater spread. The flowers are white cymes produced in
early spring. Along with the variegated form of Cornus alternifolia,
it rates as perhaps the finest variegated specimen available today. A
6-12" $24.95, 1-2' $39.95
‘Eddie’s White Wonder’
(-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) This dogwood is a highly
praised cross of C. florida and C. nuttallii and can be a multistemmed
large shrub or many branched small tree. "Eddie" flowers with huge, pure
white bracts. Grows 20’ high and 15’ wide. An exceptional hybrid for the
those who want the classic, stately dogwood.
- Eastern Dogwood —
(-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Often
considered the aristocrat of small flowering trees, this is a low
branching dogwood with a rounded crown and somewhat tiered form. White,
2" flower bracts open in April and May. Red fruit ripens in late summer.
The leaves glow with reds and purples in fall. Provide evenly moist,
acidic, well drained soil in partial shade. The trunk should be
whitewashed if it experiences hot summer sun. Grows to 20’ in the West
and often larger in the Southeast.
71354 Cornus florida
‘Autumn Gold’ — A small variety with golden green leaves in
summer graced early by white bracts with yellow in the center. The
fall brings golden yellow, and in winter, the bare stems glisten a
golden orange. A wonderful lift for a dreary day.
— This very fast growing cultivar blooms with dark red bracts, quite
a head turner! New growth is prominently red turning to a darker green
in summer followed by brilliant reds and burgundy in the fall. Grows
to 30’ tall and 25’ wide.
71050 Cornus florida ‘Cherokee
Daybreak’ PP6320 — The variegated green and white leaves become an
exciting show when white bracts intensify the white of the foliage.
The fall color is a unique pink to deep red. Not likely to scorch but
still best grown in dappled conditions in hot summer areas.
70046 Cornus florida
‘Cherokee Princess’— Considered somewhat disease resistant.
Produces an abundance of 5" white bracts earlier than most of the
cultivars. Excellent choice where summer heat can come early.
3-4' $49.95, 4-5' $59.95,
‘Cherokee Sunset’ — Has unusual deep pink flowers and variegated
leaves that will not burn in the sun. The vigorous and somewhat
disease resistant new growth emerges with a raspberry glow, a
beautiful sight in early spring.
3-4’ $49.95, 4-5’ $59.95
70047 Cornus florida ‘Cloud 9’
—Has an abundance of overlapping snow white bracts creating a
fabulous textured tapestry. ‘Cloud 9’ grows slowly into a stately
spreading tree. 5-6’ $99.95
74062 Cornus florida
‘Eternal’ pp 13,069 — A fast growing tree to 20’ with full
double late white flowers with 12 - 20 bracts. What more could one ask
for? Resistance to cold and mildew -- it also has these attributes.
71480 Cornus florida
— Has bronze-gold yellow margins on the leaves and bears white
flower bracts. An excellent newer variegated form preferred by those
who want the richness of gold with green in their garden palette. A
fine specimen. 4-5’ $119.95
73926 Cornus florida
‘Little Princess’ — A terrific, dense, dwarf form of the eastern
dogwood. Its upright growth and royally lush, large foliage will
delight you. White bracts are followed by the red fruit we love. The
fall foliage is red to deep wine color. This little princess will
eventually reach 8’.
$28.95, 2-3' $35.95
Cornus florida ‘Pendula’
— White flowers cover this unusual weeping dogwood with stiffly
pendulous branches. A real eye catcher in all seasons. The twig growth
habit looks especially striking in winter when it holds a little snow.
72261 Cornus florida
— New foliage emerges blood red, and returns to a dark red in the
fall. The large flower bracts open a deep red, covering this dogwood
in a royal cloak. 5-6’ $119.95
70010 Cornus florida
Rubra Group Selection
— Has beautiful pink to pink-red flower bracts. Generally not quite
as cold hardy as the species, but always a plentiful display of
Cornus kousa -
Oriental Dogwoods — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) When young,
this dogwood is a straight upright tree that later becomes spreading
with a distinct horizontal branching structure. It is often multitrunked
and makes a beautiful shrub. Most will eventually become 20-30’ trees
with beautiful multicolored trunks. The bracts as well as the leaves are
small, but the leaves are usually hidden by the prolific display of
bracts when in bloom. This tree flowers June and July for around 6
weeks. The leaves are 2-4" long, dark green and the flowers have 4 oval,
narrow bracts 1-2" long. Flower bracts are followed by raspberry red
fruit and deep red fall color. The oriental dogwoods are considered to
be more resistant to disease than the eastern or western dogwoods (C.
florida and C. nuttallii) Plant in fertile, humus-rich, well drained,
slightly acidic soil in sun or partial shade. 2-3' $39.95
74006 Cornus kousa
— This new cultivar introduced by the Japanese plantsman Akiri
Shibamichi is a real find. At every season the color is exceptional.
White with a rich green irregular center giving a background to the
white flowers blushed with pink dots. In summer the foliage often has
a ping blush. In fall the white of the leaves turns a vivid pink and
the green turns a purple. The size is just right going to 8’ x 5’ in
10 years. 1-2’
70911 Cornus kousa
— An especially delightful tree with creamy green new foliage.
Bracts open green changing to brilliant white, covering the tree in
absolute abundance in June. And guess its autumn color? It’s vivid!
3-4’ $45.95, 4-5’ $119.95, 5-6' $139.95
71133 Cornus kousa
‘Beni Fuji’ — A fine introduction with dark pink bracts nestled
into the deep green leaves on bright red petioles (stems) A striking
71795 Cornus kousa
— The fruit on C. kousa and its cultivars is generally a knobby red
drupe, resembling a raspberry in appearance and size, but of firm
texture. These are edible though mealy. ‘Big Apple’ was named for the
exceptionally large fruit which keep color on the tree through
October. Heavily textured, dark green leaves show off the lovely white
bracts. The tree grows to 30’ with a spreading habit.
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
A unique variety whose abundant flower bracts turn from cream to
white and eventually red-pink. Excellent crimson fall color.
70887 Cornus kousa var. chinensis
— Has dark blue-green leaves, a dense growth habit and pure white
bracts appearing at an early age. Just one more nice choice for
varying the greens in landscape. 1-2 $21.95, 4-5’ $89.95
70175 Cornus kousa var. chinensis
’Crown Jewel’™ — Syn. ‘Madison’. Terrific spring foliage of
light green makes way for summer new growth in yellow that takes a
red tinge with heat. As the name suggests great for the showcase
garden. SOLD OUT
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
(-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9)
This cultivar has faster growth, a more tidy symmetrical branching
habit, and the deepest green leaves of the kousa selections. It is
also considered hardier than most of the Cornus kousa. Leaves have
an interesting wavy edge and bracts are creamy white on this
reliably disease resistant, 25 to 30' tree. Dark red and purple fall
colors. A Polly Wakefield introduction. 3-4' $39.95
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
— (-15°F, USDA Zones 5-9) This new selection has wide, lemony yellow
edges with green centers. It is a floriferous plant with wavy leaf
edges. A somewhat shrubby grower this will be upright and densely
shaped. Orange red foliage in fall.
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
— Slow growing with a dense, fairly upright habit. The boldly
colored variegated leaves of bright yellow and green seem to shine
on the new growth. Will tolerate full sun better than most
variegated forms. Medium sized white flower bracts and wonderful red
and burgundy fall colors.
70906 Cornus kousa
— An excellent selection for the smaller yard with its slow growth and
often shrub-like appearance. The leaves are each splashed with a
broad, golden yellow central band and contrast nicely with the
pristine white flower bracts.
73917 Cornus kousa
‘Kristin Lipka’s Variegated Weeper’
— The name says a lot. Bob Lipka named this fine new variety for his
daughter. It is indeed a variegated (irregular white margins on a
green ground) plant that is dense and strongly weeping. It is thought
to grow to about 6’. In fall the white part of the leaves turns red.
The only variegated C. kousa that is both weeping and variegated. A
great plant for any garden. 2-3’ $42.95
Cornus kousa ‘Lustgarten Weeping’
— A heavy weeping variety of the white flowered ‘Elizabeth
Lustgarten’. The branches can arch at 12-15’ and can extend to 10’
wide in about 10 years. When in bloom, the pendulous branches are just
showered with white flower bracts, an eye-catching display!
74064 Cornus kousa
— A rare Japanese introduction with white semi-double flowers often
with six bracts and small leaves. 1-2’ $44.95
— Syn. C.k. ‘Honros’. The delightful red colorations on leaves and
stems show off against the greenery of summer. And, this cultivar
becomes absolutely radiant when the large pink bracts appear. Its
value continues with rich red fall color.
‘Rosabella’ — See ‘Satomi Red’.
74060 Cornus kousa
— After 16 years of development, Wells Nursery introduced Cornus
kousa ‘Ruby Slippers’ in the early 90’s. A unique selection of the
Korean Dogwood that offers an extended show of color long after the
typical dogwoods have finished their explosion of spring color.
Offering a superb soft pink flower that darkens and intensifies with
maturity, ‘Ruby Slippers’ blooms from mid May to July. SOLD OUT
— Syn. ‘Rosabella’. New bracts open white, fading to a bright-rose
red as the season progresses. The leaves and branches have a lot of
red pigment. Requires some shade. Young trees may produce white bracts
when young; the beautiful red color and the abundance of bloom come
with maturity . The amount of red will vary according to the
environment, with the absolute best color in cooler climates. All this
aside, it’s the most popular choice among the pink reds in the nursery
for local customers when in bloom.
6-12" $19.95, 3-4' $45.95, 6-7’ $149.95
73950 Cornus kousa
— (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Long leaves of a
rich green margined with a wide irregular white edge that holds
throughout the growing season and then turns a fiery pink in fall in
the white zones. 8’ wide and 4’ wide. An outstanding addition to any
74017 Cornus kousa
— Great new gold variegated dogwood! Leaves have uniformly broad
yellow margins. Distinctly upright to columnar in form, Leaves are
also not crinkled on the margins such as on ‘Wolf Eyes’.
70910 Cornus kousa
— A profuse bloomer sporting densely clustered white bracts. The new
leaves show mottled pink, green and white in an interesting twisting
whorl. The dense foliage matures to a deep green and covers this
flat-topped, spreading tree to 12’ with similar spread. An exceptional
selection. 2-3’ $99.95,
4-5' $119.95, 5-6’ $159.95
70761 Cornus kousa
‘Weaver’s Weeping’ — An especially desirable weeping form that has
lovely white bracts in great cascading masses. It will reach 12’ x
12’. SOLD OUT
70450 Cornus kousa
— The outstanding variegation on this diminutive dogwood is reported
to withstand even intense summer heat; however, it still performs best
with partial shade. The creamy white blooms appear in profusion in
early summer. Leaves are ruffled with well-defined margins surrounding
the green central eye. Fall foliage is pink to red and the fruit are
bright red. Grows to 6’ tall and equally wide. Mildew resistant. Young
trees may take a few years to show the extremes in variegation.
3-4’ $42.95, 5-6’ $99.95
Cornus mas —
(-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) From the Ukraine, these hardy and
attractive ornamentals also offer large and tasty fruit. Frost-hardy
yellow flowers appear in late February followed by fruit which turns
bright red when ripe in September. Attractive as either a shrub or small
tree, it grows slowly to 12-15’. Give this plant a half day or more of
sun. Although somewhat tolerant of drought and poor soils, fruit will be
better on rich soils with adequate moisture, with fall applications of
manure increasing vegetative growth. Somewhat self-pollinating but for
best fruit set, two varieties should be planted. Don’t expect fruit for
2-3 years after planting. For more selections, see Fruiting section.
72300 Cornus mas
— An excellent selected cultivar outstanding for its floriferousness.
Somewhat more upright than the species to 15 to 20’. Buds can be
damaged in severe winters. A real glory of gold when in bloom!
72181 Cornus mas
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Same growth habit as the
species, but green leaves are edged in white and turn red in the fall.
— This is a result of a cross between the evergreen
dogwood Cornus capitata and the deciduous Cornus kousa. A wonderfully
floriferous plant that covers itself with white flowers that turn pink
as they age. It is semievergreen here in Oregon but should be more
evergreen in warmer zones. Fall color is a consistent solid red. 5-6’ $89.95
Cornus nuttallii -
Pacific or Western White Dogwood
— (-10°F, USDA Zones 6-9) This is the ethereal West Coast native
whose large flower bracts appear before the leaves, first a soft green
and later a pristine white or sometimes a blush pink. On the western
dogwood the real flowers (¾’’) are purple to green, clustered inside 4-8
pointed showy bracts. This tree is not suited to the eastern United
States. Site these trees in a sunny, open location with good air
circulation for best bloom but Cornus nuttallii can perform well in
72128 Cornus nuttallii
— This selection from Salem, Oregon, is a fast growing, vigorous
tree. It will surprise you in autumn when it consistently has a second
bloom. We’ll give you more information as we watch this new cultivar
in the nursery.
70261 Cornus nuttallii
— This is a low growing but upright tree. Very vigorous with very
large 8" flower brats. Heavy textured green leaves give good fall
color. The parent plant was found in the Columbia River Gorge, thus
the name. 6-7’ $149.95
70016 Cornus nuttallii
— An unusual form with interesting variegation on the foliage. The
older leaves are splashed, spotted and mottled with creamy yellow
markings. The tree blooms when only 2’ tall and the beautiful white
bracts are larger than that of the species. An added bonus is its two
month flowering season. 3-4’ $29.95
‘Porlock’ — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) A rapid growing
hybrid from C. kousa var. chinensis and C. capitata. More spreading than
some, and looking similar to a Chinese dogwood this tree is a prolific
bloomer with large, wide, white bracts from June to July that
consistently turn a nice pink with maturity. 4-5’ $72.95
Cornus sanguinea -
— (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-7) Bloodtwig dogwoods are readily
adaptable to many different situations. They are generally slow to
medium growers, and like sun to partial shade. Make sure they are pruned
regularly, usually in the spring, to keep their red stems coming in
winter. These dogwoods have clusters (cymes) of many tiny, usually
creamy white flowers in spring.
Cornus sanguinea ‘Compressa’
— This dwarf has small leaves with deep veining, and a rather dense,
narrow, upright growth habit. Produces insignificant flowers, but the
red tinged green stems and its purple color in the fall make this a
special plant in the landscape.
71498 Cornus sanguinea
— One of the best plants for all seasons. The dark green leaves of
summer first frame the white flower clusters, then frame the bright
clusters of red berries. The leaves change to a fiery
yellow-red-orange in the fall and are followed by an incredible
eye-catching blaze all winter from the stems, red at the base to
orange and then yellow at the tips--a great partner for purple foliage
plants. ‘Midwinter Fire’ grows 8-10’. 3-4’ $34.95
Cornus sericea — (-40oF, USDA
Zones 3-8) Syn. C. stolonifera . This is another great dogwood for
brilliant stem color. This red twig grows 6 to 10’ in height and spreads
by underground stems to a 12’ clump. The dark green leaves of the
species turn yellow-orange to red in the fall. Small cream flowers
appear in flat-topped clusters, May-June, and are followed by round,
white fruit. Extremely adaptable to a wide range of soil types and
climates, but doesn’t do well in high heat and humidity in summer,
though it loves moist soil. Native to wet, swampy areas in its natural
habitat but still grows well with less water.
74069 Cornus sericea
— Verry bright green and yellow variegated leaves with dark red
stems that also give it winter interest.
70817 Cornus sericea
‘Silver & Gold’
— Grown for its spectacular variegated foliage; truly one of the
finest foliage plants around. The leaves have beautiful creamy white
margins. This species shows off its golden green stems both with its
foliage and without. Grows quickly to 4-5’ in height and spread; you
will soon have a beautiful shrub.
— A new cultivar produced by Dr. Orton’s Rutgers University program.
The very large 4-5’’ flowers bloom with the foliage. The leaves do not
cup in the heat and it appears to be highly resistant to Dogwood
anthracnose and mildew. It is a cross between Cornus kousa and Cornus
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) From work at Rutgers’
University by Dr. Elwin Orton, these are a cross between C. florida and
C. kousa. The trees are vigorous and very floriferous once mature;
however, young trees flower sporadically, if at all the first 3 years.
All have a single main trunk and tend to branch low, often almost to the
ground. The trees are resistant to the common dogwood borer and to
anthracnose. Flower bracts stay a good 2 weeks, and the tree grows to
about 20’ in 20 years. Bright red autumn foliage shows off in the autumn
70903 Cornus Celestial®
— (formerly ‘Galaxy’) This cultivar has an erect habit with a nice
spread of limbs. The bracts have a green tint when they first open,
later becoming a brilliant white. 4-5’ $69.95
‘Celestial Shadow’ —
This is an exciting new variety that is a variegated yellow and green
and is fully anthracnose free! 2-3' $39.95
73503 Cornus sanguinea
— (-10°F, USDA Zones 6-8) True to the form of the other Rutger’s
hybrids this Cornus is fungus resistant. To top that off the white
bracts are huge, making the tree look snowed upon during its summer
bloom. It grows to 18’ x 20’ in 20 years with dense branching. A
fantastic combination of its parents. 5-6’ $99.95
70438 Corokia cotoneaster —
(10oF, USDA Zones 8-10) A most interesting plant for the
garden with its tracers of twiggy branches. It has tiny leaves, tiny
yellow flowers and tiny orange fruit. A great plant for bonsai or for a
container on your deck as well as in the landscape where it can grow
into a medium sized specimen shrub.
Corokia x virgata
— (15°F, USDA Zones 8-10) A larger more upright form of Corokia with
a height of about 3’ and a spread of 2’. The leaves are a gray-green
with white undersides. Small yellow flowers and orange fruits are
Corokia x virgata
— Leaves are a variegated yellow and green. The star shapped small
flowers appear in early summer and then it has red fruits in fall!
2-3’ $24.95, 3-4’ $29.95
— The winterhazels prefer to be given moist, acidic, well drained
soil. They will not tolerate wet feet. Give them full sun to partial
70297 Corylopsis pauciflora -
— (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) In March, or before, depending
on your area, when little else is flowering, this densely branched
deciduous shrub puts on a show of primrose yellow, fragrant flowers. The
flowers hang in bell-shaped clusters and the branches can be cut in late
winter before the flowers open and forced into flower in the house.
Bright green rounded leaves follow. It’s easy to grow, reaching
Corylopsis sinensis —
(-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) An open upright deciduous
shrub that decorates the late winter with lemon-yellow flowers held in
pendent racemes. The handsome leaves to 4" are obovate, dark green above
and bluish-green on the underside.
70366 Corylopsis spicata -
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Pale yellow, 1-2" flowers hang
in pendent racemes of 6 to 12, spaced at even intervals along the
branches. The foliage is rounded and delicate, emerging purple and later
changing to a bluish green. Wide spreading, 4-6’ high, it forms an
attractive mass of crooked branches at maturity. Great for planting in a
woodland setting or as a specimen on its own.
73892 Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’
— The pale yellow flowers are followed by bright yellow green leaves
that appriciates shade to shine. A graceful and refined shrub. 2-3’
70664 Corylopsis veitchiana
— (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9) Primrose yellow flowers with
brick-red anthers appear in large racemes. The new foliage in the spring
is purple-red. An erect growing shrub to about 3-4’ in 5 years.
73282 Corylus avellana
‘Contorta’ - Corkscrew Hazel
— (-40oF, USDA Zones 3- 9) Also known as ‘Harry Lauder’s
walking stick, this European Hazel is a rare and unique shrub that is
slow growing to 8-10’. Growth is very twisted, gnarled and distorted.
Each branch is an adventure in line. And the fragrance of daphnes too,
it is a winter wow! 1-2’ $28.95
73570 Corylus avellana
‘Red Majestic’ PP#16,048
— An exciting new addition to our stock. This vigorous, large shrub
has twisted and contorted branches. Leaves are red to plum colored in
youth and mature with
a touch of green. Catkins and buds are purple hued in late
winter. Expect it to grow 10’ or more. 2-3’ $79.95
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Often grown for its huge plumes
of tiny flowers floating overhead, but should also be grown for its
incredible foliage. An interesting way to use any of the selections of
C. coggygria is to let them get established for a year or two and then
cut them to the ground each winter. The plant will grow strong canes of
beautiful new foliage in time to make a statement in the summer
landscape. A well established plant can grow up to 10’ in one season.
You won’t get much flowering this way, but you will have a dynamic,
showy, foliage plant and the intensity of fall coloring is beyond even
— This deciduous tree or large shrub creates a broad, urn-shaped
mass, usually as wide as high, eventually to 25’. Easily pruned to keep
shorter or narrower. Rounded leaves 1-3" long, bluish green in summer,
turn incredible yellow to orange-red or purple in fall. The illusion of
smoke puffs is created by smoky pink lavender hairs on the peduncles of
the flowers. As the tiny greenish fertile blossoms fade, stalks of the
sterile flowers elongate and become clothed with purple fuzzy hairs.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Atropurpurea’ —
This is the purple smokebush that our grandmothers had in their gardens. The one that was
covered with large soft purple-red "smoke" in the fall.
74103 Cotinus coggygria
— Foliage is very dark, more so than other Continus. Plants are very
floriferous. Good growth habit. They seem more heat stable than ‘Royal
Purple’. Selected by S. Campbell of Sebastopol, California from
74104 Cotinus coggygria ‘Daydream’
— One of the best selections with green foliage. The dense blooms
are very full. Has a more compact habit than other varieties.
72090 Cotinus coggygria
— A unique form of Smoke Bush with brilliant golden yellow leaves
that do not burn in full sun unless plant is grown under dry
conditions. In fact, the leaves turn more golden and translucent the
more sun they receive. Shaded leaves will stay a pretty chartreuse
color. Fall brings a rainbow of color when leaves turn various shades
of gold, coral, orange and red. And, if that isn’t enough, add soft
creamy ‘smoke’ plumes in summer with a slight pink blush and you have
a show that is hard to beat! Plant has a medium sized, broadly upright
growth habit. These will go fast!
6-12" $16.95, 4-5' $49.95
70218 Cotinus coggygria
— One of those delightful plants that will add glory to your garden.
The new growth is bronze-purple, changing to a light green in summer
on this 8’ tree. Appropriately named as it produces great quantities
of flowers that look like clouds of "pink champagne." Excellent fall
color in shades of orange, red, and yellow.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Young Lady’
— This 10 to 15’ green-leaved selection blooms prolifically from early
summer through august. The grower calls it a "poodle in a pot." It’s
just always covered with fresh plumes, usually only to 8’’ of pinky
green fluff. Though still a multistemmed shrub, it’s a very different
sight from the usual plumes of smoke.
— A Dummer hybrid which crosses C. coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’ with C.
obovatus. It has huge pink panicles of flowers about 14" high by 11"
wide in summer. The sometimes almost round leaves on this vigorous
grower are 4-6" long and light red when young, becoming darker as it
ages, combining reddish purple, reddish green and green in summer.
Oranges, reds, and purples color the leaves in fall. A very popular form
of Cotinus. 3-4’ $39.95, 5-6’ $59.95
(-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) unless otherwise noted. Cotoneasters
are adaptable and easy to grow. They like well drained soils but can
tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
73225 Cotoneaster microphyllus
— This plant has the smallest leaves of any Cotoneaster and it is a
most attractive dwarf that only grows about 1’ high. It’s shinny leaves
and bright red berries make it a nice plant for pot culture as well as
in the garden. 6-12" $10.95
Crataegus monogyna inermis
‘Compacta’ — (-25oF, USDA Zones 4-7) This is an extremely
rare, dwarf tree, a compact and thornless form of the Common Hawthorn,
reaching only 6’ after 15 years. Pretty white flowers in the spring are
followed by red berries in the summer on this charming, disease
— Dwarf compact, dense teardrop shape and white flowers. We think
this will be outstanding. 2-3’ $24.95
70169 Crinodendron hookerianum
- Lantern Tree
— (20oF, USDA Zones 9-10) Syn. Tricuspidaria lanceolata.
This shrub is native to the forests of Chile and likes humus-rich, well
drained, acidic soil in partial shade. It will tolerate full sun if the
roots are kept moist and cool. The upright shoots bear toothed, oblong
dark green leaves to 4’’ long. Lantern-shaped, fleshy petaled, dark pink
to scarlet flowers burst forth in late spring. Grows 20’ tall and 15’
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