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Latin Name Common Name Plant Description
Winter
Foilage 
Price and Size  Photo
 Big plant     biggus plantus  Plant descriptions and related information are a generalization pulled from different sources and personal experiences. The size of the plants are basically at close to mature size with proper growing conditions. Plant size in general has to do with the plant, growing conditions, pruning, and time. The customer should really think how long the plant needs or can be in the location. I can say how big the plant might be in ten years and yet it might be twice that large in 50 years which I believe should not factor into the plant purchase, as in 50 years one will probably not care what size the plant is.  
Evergreen
(Conifer like or good leaf retention)
Semi-
Evergreen
(Holds some leaves through winter) 
Deciduous
(No winter foliage)
3 gal. - $15.00 
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Abelia x grandiflora
'Edward Goucher' 
Edward Goucher abelia This abelia gets to about 5' x 5' and has the prettiest flowers of all the abelias. They are a pinkish purple and a good draw for butterflies. This plant needs a little pruning for best appearance and can handle sun to part shade. 
Semi-
Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00  
Abelia x 
'Mardi Gras'
PP#15203 
Mardi Gras
abelia 
A white variegated abelia with tinges pink on new growth. It is supposed to be 3' x 4' with pink flowers and needs at least half day sun. This is a new plant for me. 
Semi-
Evergreen 
3 gal. - $17.50

 
Abelia x 'Rose Creek' Rose Creek
abelia 
This is the nicest of all the white flowering abelias that I have ever grown which have been quite a few. It grows to a reasonable size 4' x 4' and has good winter leaf retention. It blooms late summer for me and the nicest effect are the pink sepals which follow. It does best in half day to full sun. This seems to be a winner.  Semi- Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00 

 
Acer griseum 
Paperbark
maple 
One of the Asian maples that I believe is underused. Some say the plant is difficult in the south yet I have had no problems. It does best in part shade to mostly sun with adequate moisture. Paperbarks grow to 20' or more after many years. Like the name implies the best characteristic is its exfoliating bark which it does at a young age. The tree has good orange to red fall color. Deciduous 
3 gal. - $17.50
5 gal. - $30.00  10 gal. - 65.00 
 
Aspidistria elatior Cast iron plant  Upright clumps of 18" dark green leaves that spread by underground rhizomes. This plant is drought tolerant and needs partial shade with no winter sun. A good north side of building filler plant.   Evergreen 
3 gal. - $16.00

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    Aucuba japonica      'Variegata Nana' Variegated dwarf Aucuba A large leaved 4' by 4' plant with speckled variegated leaves. This plant needs protection from winter sun and grows well in the shade.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00 
 
 
Buxus x 'Green Velvet' Green Velvet boxwood One of the koreana crosses that stays small and keeps good winter color. It does best with some shade and is a very slow growing rounded plant to probably 3' x 3'. All boxwoods the deer seem to leave alone. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Buxus sempervirens
'Elegantissima' 
Variegated
boxwood 
A slow growing plant to about 3' that needs some shade and good moisture for its best appearance. 
Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
Cephalotaxus
harringtonia
'Drupacea' 
Drupacea
false yew 
We grow several cultivars of the cephalotaxus. This one is the largest at 6' x 10' though it would take 20 years from a cutting to attain that size. They seem to do best in part sun though they can handle full sun. Deer resistant and a nice texture make these plants very useful. Evergreen 

7 gal. - $40.00
 
 
Cephalotaxus harringtonia
 'Duke Gardens' 
Duke Gardens
false yew 
A slow growing conifer to 5' x 8' after 15 years.This plant like all the false yews is deer resistant and does well in full sun to part shade. A superb plant as an accent or small hedge. Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50
 
 
Cephalotaxus
harringtonia
'Fastigata' 
Upright
false yew 
The only upright cephalotaxus that we grow. It will mature at 8' x 5' and can be sheared some to make a hedge or used as an upright accent plant. Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
      
Cephalotaxus harringtonia
 'Prostrata' 
Prostrate false yew One of the most popular plants we sell as it can fill a lot of niches. An extremely slow growing plant in youth that will get 2' x 4' in 15 years. This plant is extremely adaptive to conditions. It prefers part shade but yet I see it thriving in full sun at university plantings. It can handle a fairly dry location and is deer resistant.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50
 
 
Cercis chinensis
'Don Egolf'  
Chinese 
redbud 
A multistemmed shrub to about 10' and about the same width that is covered with rose purple flowers in early spring. A beautiful specimen for any landscape that does best in half to full sun. This particular cultivar does not produce seed pods which some people might find undesirable.Deciduous 3 gal. - $18.00
SOLD OUT 
 
Chamaecyparis
obtusa
'Coralliformis Nana' 
Dwarf Coralliformis
falsecypress 
A real gem of a small plant. This is the smallest of the falsecypresses that we grow. It gets to be a 2' x 2' plant in ten years. This obtusa has rounder foliage compared to the flat sprays of most cultivars. It likes full sun.   Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
Chamaecyparis
obtusa
'Limerick' 
Limerick
Hinoki
falsecypress 
This large growing conifer has yellow foliage and can be 6' in ten years and grow to 30' x 10'. This plant is a copy of a cultivar named 'Cripsii' but is supposed to handle southern heat better.(I see no difference) It can be a large sun specimen or I have seen it pruned to be more shrub like for many years.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50
7 gal. - $35.00 
 
Chamaecyparis
obtusa
'Nana Gracilis' 
Dwarf
Hinoki
falsecypress 
A very slow growing conifer that can reach 6' x 4' in twenty years. This pyramidal evergreen can be a beautiful specimen and prefers mostly sun to full sun. Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50
 
 
Chamaecyparis 
obtusa
 'Repans' 
Repans Hinoki
falsecypress 
A slow growing Hinoki that grows in a globose form to probably 4' x 5' after many years. A different shaped Hinoki that is interesting in its form. Needs part sun to full sun. Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
Chamaecyparis
obtusa
'Tsatsumi Gold' 
Tsatsumi gold
falsecypress 
One of my favorite plants that I deal with. This pyramidal conifer has  yellow new growth that is interestingly crested and varies from limb to limb. It will get to be 6' in 10-12 years and possibly can get to 8' or larger in many years. This plant needs most to full sun and makes a striking specimen or a corner foundation plant. A one of a kind. Evergreen 
3 gal. - $17.50
7 gal. - $35.00 
 
Chamaecyparis obtusa
'Well's Special' 
Well's Special
Hinoki falsecypress 
One of the faster growing dwarf Hinoki cypress which can get to be 6' x 4' in 10 years. All the chamaecyparis I grow prefer full sun though can do well in 3/4 sun also. This pyramidal grower has the graceful oriental look with dark green foliage most people link with the Hinokis.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
Chamaecyparis
pisifera
'Filifera Aurea' 
Weeping
Yellow
Japanese
falsecypress 
This unknown cultivar is the one I think for a large yellow conifer. It grows fairly rapidly and can be 10' in 10 years growing on to about 30'. The appeal to me is it has less brown foliage dying off in the fall than some others I grow so it looks good year round. A beautiful specimen or a yellow screen with time. Not planted nearly enough. Evergreen 
3 gal. - $17.50
7 gal. - $35.00 
 
Chamaecyparis
pisifera
'King's Gold' 
King's Gold
Japanese
falsecypress 
A mainly globose grower that can get to be 12' in height and maybe 6' in ten years. This plant can be pruned to control it though it is not the small plant most people use it for. It does best with a lot of sun to bring out its color.   Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Danae
racemosa 
Poet's laurel 
An elegant plant with arching branches that can grow to 3' x 4'. This plant needs shade and is very slow growing. It has reddish orange berries in the fall which give it extra appeal. A real must for a shade garden.   
Evergreen 
3 gal. - $20.00
 
 
Edgeworthia
chrysantha
'Gold Rush' 
Paperbush An interesting deciduous plant for part shade to shade. It has 5 inch long leaves that give it a tropical look during the summer and large flower bud clusters that it holds until opening in late winter with fragrant yellow flowers. It will grow to 5' x 8' and the deer I have never seen eat it even though the buds sure look tasty.  Deciduous3 gal. - $17.50  
Eucomis
comosa
'Sparkling Burgundy' 
Pineapple
lily 
A lovely bulb for sunny spots in the garden. It has 12-16 inch strap like foliage that emerge dark purple fade to green in summer and new growth during late summer after blooming in dark again. The bloom resembles a pineapple and has some interest though foliage is the appeal. Interestingly it is the only plant I grow from leaf cuttings.  Bulb, hence dies back to ground 3 gal. - $10.00  
Juniperus chinensis
'Saybrook Gold' 
Saybrook Gold
Juniper 
A 4' x 6' sun loving plant that has bright yellow needle coloration on the new growth. Like all junipers tough and fairly deer resistant. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00
 
 
Juniperus chinensis
'Sea Green' 
Sea Green
Juniper 
An upright arching dark green juniper that grows to at least 6' high and wide. It needs full sun and could provide a small screen or large backdrop filler plants. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Loropetalum chinensis
'Daruma' 
Daruma loropetalum One of the 'waaay' too many cultivars of loropetalums. This is one of the smaller ones at 4' x 5'. They have beautiful pink strap like flowers in the spring and burgundy foilage in the spring. This plant likes mostly sun to full sun and can fill many needs in the landscape. A nice cultivar.   Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Loropetalum
chinensis
'Ruby' 
Ruby
loropetalum 
This cultivar is a little bigger, at least 5' x 5' with burgundy foliage in the spring and as any new growth occurs. Pink flowers in the spring give this compact grower appeal as a medium hedge or specimen plant.   Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00

 
Loropetalum
chinensis
'Zhuzhou' 
Zhuzhou
loropetalum 
This is the largest of the loropetalums I have dealt with. It also has the darkest foliage, darkest flowers, and longest maroon color retention of the leaves. This plant can easily get 12' x 10' and should make a nice screen in a sunny area yet I have never seen it used that way, usually just as a big specimen plant. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $25.00 
 
Mahonia bealei 
Leatherleaf
mahonia 
A coarse 6' x 6' evergreen shrub that prefers part sun to shade. It suckers up from the base like a nandina so cutting canes back can control height. Yellow flowers appear in late winter followed by blue fruit in summer. A plant I disliked except for honeybee attraction at bloom time though has regained popularity since deer will not browse it. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Magnolia grandiflora    'Little Gem' Little Gem southern magnolia A 25' dwarf? southern magnolia. Really the only southern magnolia for most yards due to its smaller statue. This plant blooms at a very young age and is a fairly vigorous grower. It needs at least half day sun and full is best. A truly beautifully fragrant flower which I love to inhale.  Evergreen 15 gal.- $65.00
(Sold Out) 
 
Magnolia macrophylla asheii Asheii bigleaf magnolia A truly interesting native magnolia possessing huge leaves and flowers. A small shrub like tree which is best grown in part shade. It grows probably to about 20' and should be a must for any plant collector with enough space.   Deciduous 7 gal. - $50.00  
Magnolia stellata
 'Royal Star' 
Royal Star
magnolia 
A slower growing magnolia tree maybe reaching 20' in many years. This stellata was bred for its multiple petaled white flowers which bloom in late winter. A nice specimen plant for part sun to full sun locations though flowers can be damaged by a late freeze so best to avoid wide open location though mine is and is rarely damaged.    Deciduous 
3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $25.00

 
Magnolia x 'Jane' Jane magnolia One of the 'Little Girl Hybrids'  from the U.S. Arboretum in the mid 1950's. Jane is a shrubby small tree growing somewhat quickly to about 15' to 20'. It needs part to full sun for good flowering. Flowers are purple on the outside and white inside though the best appeal is the purple candle effect before they start to open in the spring. Deciduous 
3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $25.00
15 gal. -$45.00 
 
Nandina  domestica Heavenly bamboo A truly versatile shrub for sun or shade with canes coming up from the ground forming a 6' x 4' plant. Red emerging new growth with white flowers late spring followed by red berries in winter which make good Christmas decorations.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $14.00
(May 2016) 
 
Nandina domestica 'Firepower' Firepower nandina A compact mounding form growing to about 2' x 2' which does best in 3/4 to full sun. It has a nice red color throughout the winter with enough sun. Nandinas as a group are tough plants. Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00
1 gal.- $4.50 
 
Nandina domestica 'Harbour Dwarf" Harbour Dwarf nandina A graceful dwarf form that can get to 3' tall though can easily be maintained to be smaller. This cultivar has the habit of being almost able to form a groundcover yet not all plants uniformly do this. A good filler plant for part shade. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Osmanthus x fortunei Fortune's osmanthus A large evergreen shrub growing to 15' x 15' over many years and I have seen it maintained at every height. This plant is greatly deer resistant and can provide a nice screen from part sun to full sun. Tiny fragrant white flowers are produced in the fall to add to its appeal.   Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $25.00
15 gal. -$40.00 
 
Osmanthus fragrans 
Fragrant 
tea olive 
One of the parents of Osmanthus fortunei. This plant is supposed to get even taller than fortunei though I have not seen one this far north in its range. The foilage is not as dark and with less serration and marginal spines. The flowers last longer than fortunei and smell better though the plants at the nursery are less vigorous.  Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00
 7 gal. - $25.00 
 
Osmanthus heterophyllus  'Goshiki' 
Variegated 
false holly 
A nicely variegated plant that handles part shade to full sun. It grows to about 5' x 4' after several years. This deer resistant plant makes a good smaller accent plant. Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50
 7 gal. - $35.00 
 
Picea abies
'Nidiformis' 
Bird's Nest
spruce 
A slow growing dwarf spruce eventually getting 3' x 5' after an eternity. They do best in part shade and form a dense flat round specimen. I had one that was about 2' x 4' after 15 years that died from drought. A word to the wise, most conifers when young cannot be allowed to go really dry. They do not wilt, they die or suffer die back and since they grow so slow it is best to put some water on them when we go into a drought.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $17.50  
Picea abies
'Pendula' 
Weeping Norway spruce An interesting statuesque conifer that grows to about 6' in 10 years and can possibly get to 25'. It is very vertical with the lateral branches dangling almost straight down. It does best in part shade.  Evergreen 5 gal. - $45.00  
Picea orientalis 
Oriental
spruce 
One of the two spruces (the other Norway) in my opinion that can handle the heat and clay of this area. This slow growing conifer will get to be 6 feet in ten years and grow to a medium size tree. It makes a handsome specimen plant in part shade to mostly sun areas with adequate water. We will offer grafted cultivars of this species in the future that are true gifts to the plant world.   Evergreen 5 gal. - $35.00  
Picea orientalis
'Aureospicata' 
Golden oriental spruce A slow growing conifer to 6' after 12-15 years that could get to 30' after many years. This plant has yellow emerging foliage in the spring and quite a bit of weep compared to other cultivars. It is said to be one of the best but cannot hold a candle to 'Early Gold' in my own yard. It does best in part shade to mostly sun with irrigation during dry periods.Evergreen 5 gal. - $50.00  
Pieris japonica 'Temple Bells' Temple Bells Japanese Pieris Another plant that does best in part shade to shade. This variety grows to 4' x 4' with pendulous white flowers in the spring and burgundy new growth. Quite handsome though requires a well drained site. Related to azaleas and blueberries. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00
(May 2018) 
 
Sarcococca confusa Sweetbox An evergreen shrub for the shade that has fragrant white flowers in late winter. The flowers are on the stems and not very showy though black fruits follow which also have some appeal. It gets to be about 4' x 4' growing mainly up from ground shoots. Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00
 
 
Sciadopitys verticillata 
Japanese
umbrella pine 
A truly unique plant in many ways. This small 25'-30' pyramidal conifer has thick soft dark green needles that really looks like no other plant. It is slow growing (mine is 10' in 15 years) and needs part shade with well drained soil. A true treasure from Geoff who introduced me to it. Evergreen 7 gal. - $65.00  
Spirea prunifolia 
Bridal Wreath
spirea 
This spirea has small double flowers clustered along the stem that bloom March-April. The flowers up close look like tiny carnations. It is an open arching plant to about 8' x 8' that can handle part shade to full sun.  Deciduous 3 gal. - $15.00  
Spirea thunbergii
'Ogon' 
Yellow
leaved
spirea
thunbergii 
One of the early white flowering spireas that is a bit smaller
than most 4' x 4'. This one has yellow new growth throughout the growing season. It would do best in full sun.   
Deciduous 3 gal. - $15.00  
Thuja occidentalis
'Degroot's Spire' 
Degroot's
Spire
arborvitae 
An extremely vertical conifer that can get to 12' and only 4' wide. The foliage is fern like and turns darker green in winter.
A narrow plant where one is needed.
Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $30.00 
 
Thuja occidentalis
'Emerald' 
Emerald
arborvitae 
An upright evergreen conifer to 15' with a width of 6' that needs 3/4 to full sun for best growing conditions. A good green vertical accent plant.   Evergreen 
3 gal. - $15.00
7 gal. - $30.00 
 
Thuja occidentalis
'Golden Globe' 
Golden Globe
arborvitae 
A smaller growing arborvitae at 3' x 3' that has yellow foliage. This plant is new for me and appears to be tough in the nursery. Not as bright as yellow like 'Gold Mops', but more compact and a neater appearance. It needs good sun to maintain color. 
Evergreen 3 gal. - $15.00  
Thujopsis dolobrata 
Hiba
arborvitae 
A large growing conifer to 50' though I believe this applies to being grown in the north. Mine is 6' in ten years in moderate shade, though at the nursery they have much more vigor. They may grow faster with more water and half day sun. The foliage has white spots on the back which has an interesting appeal. I think this plant would make a good part shade specimen. Evergreen 
3 gal. - $20.00
7 gal. - $40.00 
 
Thujopsis dolobrata
'Hondei' 
Hondei Dwarf
Hiba
arborvitae 
A plant given to me that was supposed to be a dwarf Thujopsis. It does seem to be smaller and denser than the species though a dwarf I doubt. An unknown plant basically to the world that would be a nice part shade specimen.  Evergreen 3 gal. - $20.00  
      
      
      
      
      

Just a passing note on plants. I had a few plants die recently and one must realize plants are living things and like us they can meet their end by many ways. If not squirrels,voles, ambrosia beetles, there are the microscopic pathogens like phytophthora. One must enjoy them while we have them and do what we can to keep them happy.