An Award-Winning Street TreeDo you have a challenging site for a tree? Perhaps it’s windy. Maybe it’s too wet or too dry. Does the tree need to live in the ‘hell-strip’ between the sidewalk and the street? How about a small patio yard in a big city? Are you concerned about smog or salt?Well, the Greenspire® Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’) is one of the most adaptable trees you’ll find. It is a fantastic shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape. It is very tidy and low-maintenance. It adapts to many different landscape situations, not minding the soil condition, as long as it is in full sun. Greenspire makes an excellent lawn or street specimen tree, and does great by a pool or deck.One of Greenspire’s best assets is the fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in early summer when few other trees are in bloom. Then, the dark green heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.This tree is such a great tree to grow that it is included on many cities “Best Trees” planting lists.It has a strong central trunk, and nice high branches, starting to branch out at 6 feet above the ground. This makes it perfect for parking areas and parks, as well as your yard.Add a Greenspire Linden to your landscape this year and don’t worry about that troublesome spot again.* Fall color* Heart Shaped Leaves* Fragrant Summer Flowers.
Cucurbita Table Queen (USDA Organic) Acorn Squash, Cucurbita pepo ‘Table Queen’, is considered by some to be one of the best table squashes.Table Queen’ is an excellent choice for baking. The 6″ long, acorn-shaped fruit has a hard, dark green rind with ribs and yellow to orange flesh, and although good for storage, it is best eaten before the skin changes to yellow. After harvest, this squash should be ripened for 30 days in a cool location. Table Queen Squash is a prolific bush version that can tolerate poor soil, and it is an heirloom acorn squash with high yields. It needs plenty of room to sprawl.Squash is vigorous and fast growing. They are nutritious and this species offers many choices.Grow them in your garden!|Full Sun Annuals|||||2018-06-19 16:00:03.620||||||Cucurbita Table Queen (USDA Organic) Acorn Squash, Cucurbita pepo ‘Table Queen’, is considered by some to be one of the best table squashes.Table Queen’ is an excellent choice for baking. The 6″” long, acorn-shaped fruit has a hard, dark green rind with.
The Dianthus Cranberry Ice, Dianthus ‘Cranberry Ice’ (PPAF), has intricately patterned 1 1/2 inch pink flowers with a purple eye and pink frilled edge with dense mounded blue-green foliage.In late spring through early summer, ‘Cranberry Ice’ will provide masses of bright pink blooms with serrated edges that match the bold pink spot in the center of each flower!It is heat and drought tolerant for short periods however produces the best foliage and flowers in areas not so warm and dry. It is truly a great addition to any perennial garden and is a favorite as a border plant or in rock gardens.’Cranberry Ice’ needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but will tolerate some shade in the afternoon along with humidity. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, this plant is tolerant of short periods of dryness.These charming flowers look wonderful as a border plant, rock gardens, along walks or paths, for edging and a definite in cottage gardens.’Cranberry Ice’ is a refreshing plant that makes a great addition to any landscape plans!* Vigorous* Open habit* Ground cover.
Spectacular as a Ground Cover that is Sun & Heat TolerantHeucherella Solar Power (Foamy Bells), Heucherella ‘Solar Power’, displays yellow gold foliage that is splashed with a deep red. It has an amazing tolerance for the sun – without burning. ‘Solar Power’ does well in full sun in the north but needs some shade in the afternoon in the south.It remains lime green with splashes of deep red when planted in full shade. When the cool days of fall arrive, the red splattering expands and fills much of the leaf. ‘Solar Power’ shows off its outstanding colors when planted in mass as a ground cover or in groups. It also does well in rock gardens, borders, and open woodland gardens. It is also deer resistant, heat, and humidity tolerant.Foamy bell is easy to grow and has become incredibly popular in landscapes. ‘Solar Power’ will surely become a “must have” with its outstanding vigor, color, and growth habit.* Gold-Green Leaves with Red Splashes* Sun and Heat Tolerant* Deer Resistant.
Medium Shrub with Uniquely Stunning Foliage Amber Jubilee is a medium shrub with uniquely stunning foliage. Plant several for a colorful border or just one to create a focal point in your landscape. They also do well in small urban gardens. Your Amber Jubilee is a new variety of ninebark that was developed for its unique foliage colors. A spring bloom gets the show started with fuzzy-looking, white balls of clustered flowers, each with a peeking yellow center. Butterflies and their pollinators come in to take a look before the flowers fade and the uncommon foliage steps into the forefront. Each leaf has multi-lobed edges that contribute to the textured look and feel of the leaves which attain their unique coloration early in the season. Imagine a shrub in your yard that not only has the usual vibrant greens of a common shrub but also features brilliant oranges and yellows…and maintains that color all season long! When autumn arrives, your Amber Jubilee will transition to a lively reddish-purple for yet another ornamental display. Winter will bring a loss of the spicy colors, but the peeling bark does provide some winter interest. Amber Jubilee has an upright, rounded form and is relatively fast-growing and pest-resistant. It transplants easily, is low maintenance, and will respond well to pruning. Your Amber Jubilee was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and it is certainly a shrub worthy of a queen. Bring a little of its royal brilliance into your yard today. * First Editions® Plants* Outstanding foliage color * Spring flowers * Year-round interest *Hardy.
Blast of Scarlet in Early SpringTexas Scarlet Flowering Quince, Chaenomeles japonica ‘Texas Scarlet’, is one of the first shrubs to bloom in the spring. The scarlet flowers emerge before the foliage in the spring.The emerging young foliage is also red and matures into glossy, green foliage which covers the 3′ high plant.The suggested uses for this plant include specimen plant, border, barrier, hedge, cut flowers, and attracting wildlife.The fruit is yellow-green fruit and edible when cooked. It may be left on the plant to feed wildlife.The Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince does best in full to part sun and is adaptable to both dry and moist sites. This plant can thrive in urban environments!Bring spring into your home by cutting branches and displaying the bright flowers in a vase or floral arrangement!*Profusion of Scarlet Flowers in Early Spring*Foliage Emerges Red and Matures to Green*Fruit is Edible or Left for Wildlife .
Helleborus Golden Lotus, Helleborus ‘Golden Lotus’, is an elegant and charming flower that was created by one of the world’s top hybridizers, Marietta O’Byrne. Golden Lotus creates a golden glow when the double soft-yellow lotus-like flowers bloom; some of these Helleborus flowers will have red edges and red streaking on the backs. This flower appears in early spring and can be planted as a border, en masse, or in containers. It is great for the beginner gardener because of its low-maintenance and is disease/pest-free. In the spring, simply trim back last year’s foliage. Golden Lotus prefers rich, moist, organic soil, but will also grow in sandy or clay soil; can tolerate short bouts of drought. This plant needs good drainage and fertile humus rich soil; also use in mixed beds or as an understory. These plants are deer resistant and poisonous to humans..
Year Round Color and Brilliant Fall DisplayDwarf Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica ‘Compacta’, also know as Dwarf Nandina, is an evergreen shrub with 4-season interest. Plant a few of these as a hedge along your property line for a splash of fall/winter color. One of these would also do well near your entryway or as a foundation plant. Your Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo is, as it sounds, a “heavenly” addition for your landscape. It is not related to the invasive Bamboo plant, but rather is a remarkable shrub that will provide you with year-round enjoyment. The copper-tinted, new growth in spring is sure to catch your eye before it transitions to its vibrant green for summer. Its numerous leaflets tend to lend the foliage a lacy appearance, providing some added definition for your landscape. Spring brings a scattering of small, star-shaped white flowers, but Dwarf Nandina is perhaps most beloved for its dramatic fall and winter display. As autumn approaches, the Dwarf Nandina will robe itself in shades of purple-tinted, red brilliance. The bright display is enhanced by a multitude of scarlet berries that are lovely to behold. The foliage and berries are also popular for use in crafts and floral arrangements, so be sure to select a few to enjoy some of Heavenly Bamboo’s beauty indoors. Dwarf Nandina will grow to about 5 feet in height with a 4-foot spread. It has an upright, compact form, is disease and pest resistant, and generally easy to care for. For a spectacular fall display that lasts into winter, spring flowers and a verdant summer presentation, Dwarf Nandina is the shrub to choose. Even if you don’t have the space for a traditional Heavenly Bamboo, this dwarf variety is a terrific way for you to enjoy it’s stellar qualities this summer. * Year-round interest * Fall/winter color * Disease and pest resistant * Spring flowers * Heat tolerant * Drought resistant * Useful in crafts/floral arrangements.
Shade lover with rose-like bloomsImpatiens Rockapulco White, Impatiens walleriana ‘Rockapulco® White’, displays miniature rose-like white blooms that perform great in shady locations. Rockapulco Impatiens are a must for pots and garden beds with filtered sun. Blooms all summer long. Impatiens provides brilliant color in the shade where few other flowers thrive. Unlike most flowers, you never need to trim off spent blooms to tidy up the plant and promote longer flowering because Rockapulco requires no deadheading. As long as you give them plenty of water, Rockapulco impatiens will bloom magnificently. They look great in hanging baskets or patio containers. Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds! This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.* Shade loving* Re-blooming for months* Easy to grow Pick your color….
The Astrantia major ‘Venice’ (PPAF), Astrantia major, is a stunning pincushion Astrantia with deep ruby-red flowers that verge on burgundy. Astrantia thrives in full sun and well drained soils. It is characterized by its upright plant habit, green-colored stems and leaves, freely and continuous flowering habit and inflorescences with showy involucral bracts that are red purple in color. Mix it into the middle of the border where it can mingle among other flowers. It is an interesting clumping perennial for a woodland setting and is becoming increasingly popular. Cut flowers last a long while in bouquets and are easily dried for winter reminders of summer gardens. Though it can adapt to a little more sun than it prefers, it cannot abide drought. Bees & butterflies are very fond of the blooms..
Deciduous Tree with Ornamental FeaturesSourwood is a deciduous tree with ornamental features. Also known as a Lily of the Valley or Sorrel tree, one would look great planted by your patio or at the edge of a perennial bed.Your Sourwood tree is an exquisite tree prized for its spring and fall color. Imagine the delicate Lily-of-the-Valley flower. Now visualize those hanging in 8-inch panicles from your tree as spring emerges in your yard.The dainty white flowers, fragrant and lovely, will bring an understated elegance to your yard. They are the reason this tree is sometimes called the “Lily-of-the-Valley Tree”.As spring recedes and summer begins, 8-inch glossy green leaves will cover your Sourwood tree. They actually taste sour, inspiring the name “sourwood”. Those same vibrant leaves will put on a dramatic show when autumn arrives and they burst into a brilliant crimson red that is sure to turn every head in the neighborhood.The grey seed capsules that follow your beautiful spring flowers will now also become evident as an impressive contrast to the scarlet leaves. These will persist on the Sourwood even after leaf drop and provide needed sustenance for your wildlife.The Sourwood tree grows to about 30 feet in height with a 15 foot spread. It grows straight and true with a narrow crown. The bees love the summer flowers, and their honey is highly prized as superior among some gourmet chefs.It’s a delightful tree, and will certainly be a beautiful and beneficial addition to your landscape.* Spring and fall color* Wildlife appeal* Also known as Lily-of-the-Valley and Sorrel tree .
Ornamental Grass with Stately Purple PlumesPurple Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’, is an ornamental grass that is brilliant and beautiful year round. One would look outstanding in your rock garden, and they’re particularly spectacular in groups. You could even put a couple in pots for a stately welcome to your front porch or patio. Imagine a 4 foot wide patch of grass with long narrow leaves reaching 3 feet into the sky and gently swaying in the summer breeze. Now envision those leaves a deep burgundy color. That alone would be a remarkable plant for your yard, but next comes the bloom. In summer, tall stems will soar up above the foliage, reaching 5 feet in height and tipped with foot-long, fluffy plumes of matching burgundy. As they age, the plumes will gently arch as they take on a tan hue and persist into fall. What a spectacle! Your Purple Fountain Grass is both drought and heat resistant. Its decorative plumes will persist into fall and do well as cut flowers. They work particularly well in craft projects when dried. Deer don’t bother this grass, and it’s easy to care for. Purple Fountain Grass is an easy to care for ornamental grass that really delivers. It’s the kind of plant that will stand out wherever you place it, and will look great in almost any location. Plant one or several today!* Drough & heat resistant* Tall summer purple plumes* Year round color.
Makes the perfect Formal Hedge or WindbreakEmerald Arborvitae is a selection of White Cedar that has the most incredible vibrant green foliage all year round. Arborvitae are very urban savvy tolerating even clay soil and pollution and yet, still fast growing. Emerald Arborvitae makes the ideal formal hedge, screening plant, or windbreak. Specimen plants are great for softening the corner of a building or home. It is the ideal screening evergreen for homes in residential areas because it stays only 3-4’ wide and won’t use up your whole yard. Trimmed into a more formal hedge of most any size up to 12 or 15’, or plant them and just allow them to take their natural form. The beautiful emerald green color is almost waxy in appearance compared with other Arborvitae. We have noticed that this selection produces less brown seed remaining clean and fresh looking all year long. Water well at planting and so important to keep watered until they have roots in your soil. Always a great idea to water well in late fall before the soil freezes.Emerald Green Arborvitae is great for wildlife cover and protection for small birds. They make a terrific backdrop to a showy shrub border. Imagine some of our woody Hydrangea selections planted in front of them to really show off their pink and white flowers. Or, how about reblooming Lilacs or Azaleas? They also make a terrific backdrop to your flower and perennial gardens. * Hardy* Urban savvy* Narrow and upright* 15’ tall and only 3-4’ wide (can be pruned to keep smaller if needed)What’s Going on With my Arborvitae?.
Ornamental Shrub with Stunning Spring Display Olympic Fire is an evergreen shrub with exquisite spring/summer flowers. These would be lovely in your woodland garden or as a single specimen planting in your yard. The outstanding feature of your Olympic Fire is its late spring/early summer bloom. The show begins with dark red buds, like the tiny flames of many Olympic torches. As the buds open, your Olympic Fire slowly reveals the pristine perfection of its delicate white bloom. With the passage of time, white transforms into a stunning pink. The delicate cup-shaped flowers are a marvelous compliment to the 5-inch, glossy, dark green leaves. Your Olympic Fire is a type of Mountain Laurel. It has an upright, rounded habit and dense nature that will present a lush appearance in your landscape. Deer and squirrels don’t bother it and even your bunnies will leave it alone. For a beautiful shrub with a spring floral display for your yard, the Olympic Fire is for you. *Spring Flowers*Evergreen Foliage.
Water hickory, Carya aquatica, is a major constituent of clay flats, sloughs, and backwater areas near streams and rivers of the South. Water hickory trees reproduces aggressively from both seed and sprouts; regenerate aggressively in swamps and wetlands, and can also be grown as shade trees.Also known as Bitter Pecan, Water Hickory attains its best growth on moist but well-drained loamy or silt-type soil. It can survive on poorly drained, tight textured soils that are flooded in winter and parched in summer.The male and female flowers appear in spring, while the leaves are developing, and the male flowers are in stalked catkins on branches of the current or previous year. The female flowers are in short spikes or stalks.This hickory is best known for its use in smoking meats, such as ham and bacon, whose rich, hickory-smoked flavor are a southern tradition.The Water Hickory is a spectacular tree, yielding many hickory nuts that are wrinkled and bitter tasting. These nuts are extremely popular with wildlife, including wild hogs, wood ducks and squirrels!* Regenerates aggressively* Food for wildlife* Wetlands.