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Mexican-orange (Choisya ternata)

Mexican-orange is a dense evergreen shrub. Mature height may range from 6-8’ high and just as wide. Not only are the white 1-1.25” flowers fragrant but the green foliage has a distinctive odor. Flowering from May to June and will occasionally bloom for longer periods.

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)

The Amur maple is a deciduous small tree or large shrub hardy to Zones 3-6. Often used in a landscape as a screen or massing plant due to its rather dense, compact habit. Mostly sold in the nursery trade as a multi-stemmed plant it can be trained and maintained as …

Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)

  This shade tolerant deciduous shrub grows to a mature height of 6-8 feet by 6-8 feet wide. Its upright arching habit and dark green leaf color make this a good choice for border plantings. Gray-brown bark on older stems exfoliates to give winter interst. Pale pink bell shaped flowers …

Brown Turkey Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’)

In the past couple of weeks I have planted, along with some assistance from the kids, several fruit trees and shrubs. Working for a nursery sure has its benefits. I bought an apple, plum, cherry and a fig along with some blueberries. Of all the fruit we have acquired I …

Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) A neat shrub/groundcover of trailing habit (2-12″ high), and with flowers resembling those of the Arbutus, but much smaller. The leaves are entire, dark green in color, and about an inch long, and obovate or oblong in shape. They are alternately arranged on the stems. Fruit …

Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) Habitat.—Hillsides, open woods and copses, borders of streams and swamps. Hardiness.— USDA 4-7 Habit.—A shrub or small tree, 6-20 feet high, trunk diameter 3-6 inches; head usually widest near the top, flat; branches nearly horizontal with lateral spray, the lively green, dense foliage lying in broad …

Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas)

This rather large multi-stemmed shrub will reach 20-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet in width. With maintenance one can prune the lower branches and train this as a small tree. Its growth rate tends to be rather even, not a very fast grower. Hardy in Zones 4-8 this slender stemmed …

White Rockrose (Cistus hybridus)

White Rockrose is native to the Mediterranean, and hardy to 15 degrees. This evergreen shrub performs best in full sun and will excel dry locations. It is a rather fast growing shrub, reaching 2-5 feet tall and nearly as wide. Its slender crinkled leaves grow to 2 inches long and …

Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antartica)

  This hardy and rather slowing tree fern, known commonly as the Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern or Tasmanian Tree Fern is an evergreen tree fern native to parts of Australia, namely New South Wales, Tasmania, and Victoria. Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this is the most cold hardy of …