Even though the dwarf balsam fir has been around for decades it's still a superb conifer. This low growing plant has deep green needles. Older plants will thin out and the large limbs will create an excellent bonsai effect.
Found in Germany. This small plant has deep green needles. The plant will be fairly flat topped and seems to be smaller in all respects to A. balsamea 'Nana'. Only a few available. Welsh pot (smaller than 1 gal.).
This beautiful white fir has blue needles that make a wonderful display. In 10 years the plant will get 12' x 12'. Makes a beautiful plant in a container.
Comes from Scotland and is deepest green. This healthy small conical plant will make a beautiful specimen plant year round. Very limited.
A German cultivar. It is a small grower that will be pyramidal. The blue green foliage makes a pretty backdrop for the heavy crop of upright cones.
A German selection that will stay really compact, perhaps 18"x18". The deep green, short needles make a superb plant for a container or rock garden.
This glorious dwarf conifer has curled needles similar to A. koreana 'Silberlocke'. The plant has its needles turn totally around the stems creating a white and green effect. The one- gallon plants are lovely. The 2-gallon plants are unbelieva [...]
Is a horizontal growing Korean fir that is amazingly slow growing. The needles are short and very dark green.
The Korean fir is a handsome plant on its own with weird dark green needles that recurve to show the white undersides. This slow grower eventually becomes a small tree but takes many years. The cones are held upright and complete a beautiful p [...]
This extremely slow growing Korean fir is a fabulous container plant. Our plant is 30 years old and is 18" x 18". We don't expect to have cones, but who cares with the handsome foliage and form. Welsh pot.
A plant I always lust after when I see a plant in someone's garden. This low grower has a beautiful gold color to the needles especially in the winter.
Is a miniature flat- topped conifer with medium green needles. The slow grower is truly glorious. Limit one per customer.
Is a dwarf Spanish fir. We have a 25 year old that is only 2'x2'. The stiff, blue gray needles are distinct from other firs. Makes an attractive plant either in the garden or in a container.
The English hedge maple makes a small shrubby tree with deep green leaves. A. campestre 'CarnivaL' is a small version (8-10') in a long time. The foliage is white with a light green center. Please note these are larger specimens than we usuall [...]
Our native vine maple is a large shrub or small tree with dark green leaves. In fall the foliage will turn brilliant red-yellow. A. c. 'Burgundy Jewel' has deep purple growth most of the summer. The plant seems more stout and upright than t [...]
a vine maple with brilliant red stems all winter. This cultivar seems upright growing and the stems almost glow. The fall foliage is red and yellow.
This snake bark maple has fairly large green foliage turning yellow in fall. The bark is a striking green with white vertical stripes.
Perhaps the finest, and most beautiful of all small trees. Leaves are trifoliate, beautifully colored with brilliant splashes of gold and red for autumn. The bark splits and peels to reveal a coppery smooth under surface. It is rather slow g [...]
The 'Fernleaf Maple' from Japan has some of the most beautiful fall color each year. This plant grows artistically to 15-20'. The leaves are deeply cut almost to the petiole. The medium green leaves turn beautiful yellow, orange, and red in th [...]
Has fine lace leaf foliage for an A. japonicum. The foliage is almost thread- like. When I saw A. 'Gossamer', I thought it was an A. palmatum. Probably the smallest of the A. japonicums.
Is a selection Art Wright, Canby, OR found many years ago. We think he was a wizard because he could root magnolias and many other plants that no one else could. This is a weeping form of the fern leaf maple. Plants will get 3-4' tall x 6' w [...]
Discovered by Rick Rey at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. The small shrubby plant doesn't cascade. The foliage is deep purple green with the new foliage a bright orange-red. Great red fall foliage color.
A dwarf 3x3'shrub with small leaves on short stems. The typical A. palmatum leaves are bright reddish-pink all summer. The new foliage is so bright it looks like the plant is blooming. This small shrub makes a great container or bonsai spec [...]
This maple is similar looking to A. pal. 'Sango-Kaku'. The great thing is A. pal. 'Beni Kawa' is dramatically hardier. A. pal. 'Sango Kaku' will regularly have winter damage or die even in western Oregon. The beautiful red stems through out t [...]
Similar in size and foliage to A. pal. 'Sango Kaku' but instead of the brilliant red stems, A .pal. 'Bihou' has golden stems all winter. Can make a striking tree lit at night. This plant makes a nice small tree.
This is an old cultivar, but still has its place in modern gardens. The small tree will get 15-18' in time. The leaves are light green with thin cream margins.
Comes to us from plantsman Talon Buchholz. The maple leaf is so fine it's hard to imagine it's a maple. This plant makes an excellent container specimen or a good plant for the rock garden.
A moderate grower with deep purple lacy leaves. Throughout the purple foliage there are patches of pink variegation. This new maple is a real show stopper.
The new leaves are rusty orange. In summer it has an orange hue. The lace leaf will be handsome spring-fall.
Is a compact (3-4') Japanese maple with brilliant red purple new growth. The foliage changes to a copper purple red as the season progresses.
Named by Del Louks. Del had a nursery for many years in north Eugene. This small upright tree has purple foliage with linear pink markings. This is a fun, interesting tree.
Has deep purple leaves with ever deeper purple mid ribs. This moderate grower is very beautiful all summer. We only have a few plants available.
A low broad growing shrub with deep green leaves. The leaves turn a lovely yellow in fall. This plant does well in a container.
Is a moderate (20') purple leafed Japanese maple. The deep purple new growth fades a little, but will stay a good purple all summer. Fall color will be bright red.
The foliage is orange-red in spring turning deep purple. Later in summer a second growth will add the bright orange-red over the top of the earlier purple foliage. Great red fall color.
We are thrilled to be able to offer a few of this new maple this year. We first saw the plant 2-3 years ago at Talon Bucholz's nursery. This lush deep purple foliaged maple has leaves that look like star fish with the margins crimped. Truly be [...]
This moderate grower (20') has deep purple foliage. The plant will have pink blotches that seem to show best in afternoon shade. Our plant is in full sun and the pink becomes very dark. In the shade house, the different colors are more defined [...]
This dark purple lace leaf maple will hold its summer color better than any other lace leaf maple. This plant was found in New Zealand and is a smaller grower than A. 'Crimson Queen', so makes a nice rock garden or container plant.
This lovely maple was discovered in Portland years ago, but hasn't ever become common. The very finely cut leaves are pretty deep purple all summer and turn beautiful red in fall.
A strongly weeping Japanese maple. This plant will weep immediately and not form any upright branches. Makes a pretty irregular foliage plant around rocks or over a wall.
This unusual plant is an upright lace leaf. The tree gets 20'x8' and has dark green lace leaves. In fall, the color turns beautiful golden with hints of red.
This is a small upright growing Japanese maple. The glowing red purple foliage is small and completely covers the plant
Selected by Duncan & Davies Nursery in New Zealand. The new foliage is vibrant pink with a purple center to the leaves. In summer, the purple centers are consistent. But, the pink margins will change to cream. This should be a 15-20' tree.
Is a dwarf slow growing maple with small densely packed leaves. The new foliage is rimmed with red. Very nice container plant.
(Lions Mane Maple) has small deep green leaves that are twisted and crimped at their margins. The leaves will form clumps on the plant making an artistic effect. In fall the foliage turns deep yellow-orange. Our 40-year old plant is 15' X 8 [...]
Is an Italian selection from Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery. I have seen this plant for a couple of years, but couldn't believe it wasn't burned in summer. The foliage is a bright golden color all summer on an upright 15' tree. Said to hold color [...]
One of the darkest foliaged of any of the red lace leafs. This cascading lace leaf is a real showstopper summer and fall. This Japanese cultivar was listed in 1710, so tried and tested.
Looks like a small sized A. palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'. The small leaves are light yellow in spring and will turn a deep green in summer. This moderate grower will have pretty yellow fall color.
(PP 15943) A Dutch introduction that looks like a small leafed A. pal. 'Butterfly' (don't know what background it is). This small leafed maple has pink-cream margins all summer. The pink color is still evident after an amazingly hot spring a [...]
Is a small leafed small tree. The leaves are deep purple all summer and turn brilliant red in fall. This tree comes from Twombly's Nursery, CT. and will get 10'-12'x3' wide.
'Floating Clouds' maple will get 10-12' tall. As a young plant, it looks like a green Acer palmatum. But, as the plant slows down, it gets more and more spots on the leaves. Eventually, the plant looks white from a distance. A. 'Ukigumo' is su [...]
Is a striped bark maple that has glorious red and white striped bark in winter. The dark green leaves turn a nice yellow in fall.
(formerly A. 'Eskimo Sunset')--This moderate 20' tree has simply stunning foliage. The maple leaves are dark purple underneath and are deep green splashed with white and pink above. In the sun the leaves absolutely glow with the purple and p [...]
Has green striped stems spring-fall. In late fall the stems turn a nice yellow with stripes. We think this will be a moderate (20' ?) tree.
We have this columnar plant next to Eric and Dawn's house because Dawn saw a plant and wanted one. The plant is 20' x 2' after 15+ years.
Found in1885 at the entrance to the Newton, MA cemetery. This is said to be the most upright of any maple. Will get 30' x 2' in many years. The deep green leaves turn yellow-orange in fall.
This gorgeous maple has golden foliage all summer. In the fall the leaf is even more beautiful having yellow leaves with red margins.
This striped bark maple has green bark with white stripes. This fairly fast grower makes quite a show with its stems and yellow fall color. Larger sizes available at Nursery.
This perennial has deep purple foliage to 18" tall all summer. In August, the flowering stems will grow to 60" tall and look like a pinkish/white candelabra. Very fragrant flowers.
We just found this bugbane in Seattle this summer. The deep purple foliage all summer is followed by 4' tall flower stems. The scented pink flowers appear in August.
Was first collected as an herbarium collection 100 years ago, but not introduced to the garden world until very recently. This evergreen maiden hair fern is low growing and seems to have fairly wide leaflets. This is perhaps the first mail ord [...]
This superb ground covering fern has small round leaflets. The light green to bronze new growth grows over the top of the darker green mature foliage. This fern makes a lovely ground cover at the foot of rhododendrons.
Seems to be the standard agapanthus. Our plants did fine through 5-6° F. 2 years ago. Rich blue flowers in July for a long period. Also, a wonderful container plant.
Has deep blue foliage with rusty orange margins. The margin absolutely glows on this small agave. As with our other agaves we grow, A. "Blue Glow" in a container under Marj's eave.
This silk tree has deep purple divided leaves all summer. This new cultivar is a moderate sized weeping form. The foliage appears late in the spring (May) to the point gardeners think the plant is gone
A silk tree with rich purple fern like foliage. This plant seems to be slower, smaller growing than the species. Check out the foliage in the dark as it closes. Our 20 year old plant is 10' tall.
Monkey Puzzle from Southern Chile has very sharp, pointed needles. This interesting plant is rarely offered for sale. These are small but well rooted plants.
This small growing strawberry tree has deep green foliage year round. which is a great background for the pink-white flowers and vibrant red fruit all fall and most of winter.
This Manzanita comes from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The plant gets 3-4’ tall and wide. The white flowers appear after pink buds in late winter. Does not need water after plant is established.
Wood's Compact- This full bushy form of bearberry will get 6"x18". The evergreen leaves are deep green. The plant will have small pink white flowers in spring. In fall, there will be red fruit.
The latest of the jack in the pulpits to emerge. The lovely pink flowers are borne in June followed by large glossy leaves.
This small jack in the pulpit is small (12") with dark green leaves. The flowers are 1" and are bright golden yellow. Not a showstopper, but a fun plant in late spring and late summer when the red seeds appear.
THE BEST. Simply amazing this jack in the pulpit has deep purple on the outside of the flower and snow white inside. We don't always have A. sikokianum available, so when you get a chance, better jump.
A fine leafed perennial that looks some what like a cut leafed astilbe. The white flowers are looser and more open than astilbe. Pretty golden all color.
Rodgersia tabularis has leaves up to 18" across. This large shade plant will give a bold foliage effect even cold climates (-10° F.). Flowers are small, but foliage is great.
This giant painted fern comes from Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery. The purple, gray and green painted fern grows much larger and even more spectacular than Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'
A deep, green narrow foliaged aucuba. The leaves are 6" long and 1" wide on a 6' plant. This evergreen shrub is one of "œthe" plants for dry, deep shade.
The plant has splashed variegation on this tough evergreen shrub. The variegation will give some golden splashes in the deep shade.
This evergreen shrub is THE plant for that dark spot in your garden. Aucuba 'Rozannie' has glossy dark green foliage. The fruits are large and bright red. We heartily recommend this great evergreen.
Box Leaf Azara - has tiny glossy dark evergreen leaves. This large shrub or small tree makes a pretty form as it gets older. A. microphylla has been hardy through all winters for 30 years. But our plants died back three winters ago, freezing [...]
Has the same small leaves as the species, but A. m. 'Variegata' has broad yellow margins.
Is an evergreen perennial that will get up to 12" tall. The heart shaped leaves are deep green. The flowers are little puffs on 12"stems. A great plant to grow with ferns, hostas, etc.
Is a loose growing evergreen to 6'-8' tall. The deep green glossy foliage is a nice backdrop to the vibrant orange flowers in April.
This evergreen barberry has dark green foliage with silvery tomentum. The flowers are yellow and look like small daffodils. Hardy to 0° F.
People always see this barberry and ask what it is and want it. Berberis replicata has narrow dark evergreen foliage. The new foliage is rich purple as a highlight all summer over the green mature leaves. Our plant is 8'x 9' after 20 years, [...]
A purple cushion of foliage. The foliage is bright purple and turns flaming scarlet in fall. The plant will get 2' X 2' in many years. B. 'Bagatelle' is one of the smallest of the barberries. Takes bright full sun.
This dwarf barberry has velvety rich purple foliage all summer. The plant will get to perhaps 2' tall and could be used as a low hedge or in a rock garden for a splash of purple. Found and named by Wavecrest Nursery, Michigan.
This European introduction is strictly columnar 2' X 6' tall. Makes a great focal point in the perennial border or rock garden with its dark purple foliage.
This golden barberry is new to us, but will get 1'x1' in several years. The foliage is small and bright golden yellow.
Not as small as we originally read. This 3-5' shrub is very distinctive with its small gray green leaves. In fall the gray leaves will turn all shades of pink, yellow and red. This plant looks great as a backdrop for B. thunbergii 'Concorde [...]
I brought this lovely foliage plant as a cutting in 1989. The leaves can get 10-12" across and have long hairs. The flowers are 12-15" tall in spring and are soft pink.
Named for British Columbia gardener Susan Riley. This lovely deciduous perennial has large 6"x6" hairy leaves. The flowers are soft pink about 12" above the foliage in March.
To us the most beautiful birch. Our tree is 20-25' tall after 30 years. The bark is a stunning pink-tan color. This garden worthy plant is wonderful year round. During winter B. albosinensis var. 'Septentronalis' is really stunning.
A southern Chilean native that will have large evergreen leaves with large rounded leaflets. This 2-3' fern for milder climates. Our plant has been here for 15 years and survived 5-10° F.
A (4") spreading deer fern. Plants are slow spreading and make a pretty evergreen ground cover. We made a planting between a fence and a wall in Eugene and its made a wonderful show. 5 for $45.00
Our northwestern deer fern grows in the Cascades and Coast Range. This evergreen has new fronds that are vertical and the older fronds are horizontal in the ground. This wonderful fern has black stems with deep green foliage. Beautiful plan [...]
Is a hardy ground orchid of the easiest cultivation. We grow our plants under our magnolias in semi shade. The early summer flowers are small (2") white orchids with several flowers on each stem. Our plants have thrived through. -12° F.
Similar to Bletilla hyacinthina but the flowers are white with a light pink flash.
(PP 13859) Has silver heart-shaped leaves all summer. This woodland perennial is lovely. most of the year. In late February the rich blue forget-me-not flowers last for weeks. An easy grower with rhododendrons ferns, etc.
We found this plant at Hedgerows Nursery many years ago. The green leaves are narrow and have deep veins with white indumentosum all year. Our 3' plant is in full sun and will have white flower clusters in late spring. An easy grower but do [...]
Is an irregular shrub with glossy dark green, twisted foliage. The plant will probably get to 2'x2'.
Is a weeping variegated boxwood. The splashed creamy yellow foliage is distinctively different than any other boxwood. Our plant is 3-4' tall after 35 years. Makes a pretty and interesting plant for a container.
We haven't had this fine plant for several years (no reason). B. Graham Blandy is a very narrow growing to the height you want. Our plants are 7' x 1' wide. We do minor pruning each spring to neaten up the plants. The medium green foliage will [...]
Eventually this boxwood gets to 8' to 10' tall. We use this variegated foliage for flower arrangements year round. Grows well in full shade or almost full sun, a super adaptable plant.
As the name implies, this dark green boxwood is a semi weeping form which could be staked up or allowed to irregularly grow to 3-4'. Would be nice falling over and around a large rock or wall.
Bird of Paradise shrub. This open grower has tiny leaves giving an airy texture. It has yellow flowers with longer red stamens.Bird of Paradise shrub. This open grower has tiny leaves giving an airy texture. It has yellow flowers with longer r [...]
Every year we are more impressed with this beautiful, fruited plant. The green foliage appears in April followed in July by purple flowers. By October the berries turn purple and the foliage turns yellow. The lustrous purple fruit hold on all [...]
Is covered with thousands of vibrant purple fruit. Makes a superb cut flower/fruit.The fall foliage is stunningly vibrant purple. The combination of foliage and fruit is striking!
Has been in the northwest for many years. The plant dies down, if frozen, but comes back quickly. This loose shrub has deep evergreen leaves that are needle like. The powder puff red flowers appear along the stem.
Is a light yellow flowering sweet shrub. C. 'Athens' was found and named by Michael Dirr. This is an easy grower with lots of flowers that have the scent of cantaloupe.
Richard Hartlage hybridized Calycanthus (then sinocalycanthus) chinensis with C. floridus and created a real winner. The rich purple flowers are 2" across beginning in April and blooming until August here. Must be pruned to make a bushier grow [...]
We discovered the plant we have been calling C.'Black Opel' is actually C. 'Black Magic'. Our source had mislabeled the original plant. The flowers are single and deepest maroon.
Our plant grows in full sun most of the day and is 4' with deep green oval foliage. The deep red flowers are about 3" across and have a large center of white stamens. We enjoy this camellia all year for its glossy foliage and red flowers.
The small creamy yellow C. Kisii hybrid is upright growing and flowers heavily with slightly double yellow flowers.
We have had this upright growing camellia in our garden for 20+ years and finally decided to root cuttings. The single flowers are rosy coral pink in March-April. Has been hardy to 5-6 degrees F.
This fun camellia grows upright to possibly 6'. The foliage is typical C. japonica and the flowers are light red in early spring. However the main reason to grow C. j. 'Unryu' is for the contorted stems. The stems twist at 45° angles, which ma [...]
This camellia grows upright to possibly 8'. The foliage is typical C. japonica and the flowers are light red in early spring. However the main reason to grow C. j. 'Unryu' is for the contorted stems. The stems twist at 45° angles, which make [...]
The peacock or weeping camellia is a really fun plant. Our 6' plant is 25 + years old. The narrow foliage is 6" long and 1/2" wide. The stems weep and have red tubular flowers in spring. C. 'Kujaku Tsubaki' makes a superb container plant.
Has larger flowers than C. Donation. These single pink flowers are also darker than C. Donation. The plant seems to be more restrained and smaller than Donation. The deep green foliage is a lovely background to the flowers.
The finest of all the camellias we grow. The shrub has a rich green foliage and an upright habit. The flowers start late February and continue till mid May. The flowers are soft pink with slightly darker veins. Can grow in almost full sun here [...]
Not exactly yellow, but a rich cream flower covers this upright camellia. The flowers are very striking against the dark green foliage. We have sold 'Jury's Yellow' off and on for years, and we regularly get compliments on its beauty from cust [...]
We hope we have enough of this beautiful foliage plant. It's flowers are small (1 1/2") and are deep purple but it's the deep purple foliage in the spring-summer that we like. Our 'Night Rider' is only 4' tall after 15 years and would make [...]
Is an upright growing camellia with deep pink flowers. The individual flowers are different than any other camellia we've seen. The center petals hold together so we don't see the stamens. The cup-shaped semi-double petals make an interesti [...]
One of the Ackerman hybrids known for their hardiness. This fall blooming white camellia is a semi-double. Deep green foliage and lots of flowers in October-November.
This standard of the fall blooming camellias is very upright. The dark green leaves make a wonderful background to the bright red flowers. The flowers appear in October-December. A great precursor to Christmas, hence the name.
This giant lily can get to 8-10' tall. These 3-4 year old plants will take probably 3 more years to bloom. The foliage is heart shaped and stays 18" x 18" wide for several years. When it blooms it puts up a huge stalk with long tubular whit [...]
Is a golden sedge or grass-like plant. From March - October this 18-24" plant will literally glow with its narrow gray golden foliage. Grows in full sun to semi shade and will grow with good drainage or very wet soils.
We had this tree for years and sold the last one (a mistake) as it took years to find again. Anyway, this 10-15' tightly branched plant makes a great focal point The foliage is light green in summer followed by yellow fall color. Makes an in [...]
We use this plant as a pollarded small tree. Each March we cut it back to an 8' tree. The bright golden yellow foliage makes a beautiful display all summer.
Is a moderate size 6-8' blue atlas cedar. This irregular branching small tree has a lovely wind swept form. The blue needles are beautiful.
Our plant from Jim Fox is 8'x 3' after 10+ years. Our plant grows 6-12" per season. This seems to be a shrubby form of C. japonium. It's great fun to see such a small plant of this amazing species.
Originally thought of as a dwarf. This Katsura tree is perhaps smaller than the species. Our 12' tree is 25 years old. The yellow fall color is lovely..
Will eventually become much larger than C. japonium 'Pendula'. This strongly weeping katsura tree will be spectacular.
The Weeping Katsura tree. Fifteen feet seems to be the ultimate height. The blue tinged foliage turns yellow in September. Never seems to form a leader.
This Katsura tree has the typical foliage each spring and summer. In other words the foliage is the usual gorgeous purple in spring followed by dark green in summer. The fall foliage is yellow with rich pink overtones. The fall foliage also [...]
Probably my favorite tree in our garden. This 30'+ tree is incredibly beautiful. The tree has arching stems which makes a graceful form. The winter branches are very small and fine. In spring the heart shaped leaves are a purple, chocolate [...]
(Marioka Weeping) and Our original tree is 40'x15'. There are several vertical leaders with all the rest of the growth cascading. Looks like a large fountain. One of the glories of our garden.
Red Fox has deep purple new growth in the Spring. Our plant holds the color until July. The rest of the Summer it is deep green. In fall, C. 'Rotfuchs ' turns glorious yellow and pink.
We have had this great Quince for years. The 2" flowers are as pretty deep red color. We seem to be able to root plants only every 2-3 years. So we don't always have plants available.
Came from New Zealand in the 1950's. This small tight evergreen shrublet will make a great rock garden or container plant.
This lovely, distinctive conifer will form an upright small tree (have seen 12'x8' plants). There will be a main stem with armlike stems similar to a saguaro cactus. This sport of C. lawsoniana 'Wisselii' came from Holland. We only buy plants [...]
Our original tree is 30'x3'. This upright conifer has weeping braches that clothe the main trunk. Our only problem is we didn’t put in a grouping 30 years ago. We only have 10 plants available.
This plant looks like C. n. 'Van Den Akker' but has blotches of creamy white in the deep green weeping foliage. The color holds in full sun and semi shade.
Is a dwarf (6-8" in five years) cypress. The golden foliage is very attractive year round. We find our plants need semi-shade or afternoon shade.
This Islei Nursery selection is a tight upright grower with deep green fan shaped growth. Slow to perhaps 2' in many years. Welsh pot.
This American selection will make a flat topped arching plant with pretty fan shaped, dark green leaves.
Has fan shaped deep green foliage on a small shrubby form. May get 2' in 20+ years. Makes a pretty shrub for the semi shade either in the soil or container.
A very dwarf mounding conifer. Makes a great container plant as well as a background for the light green new foliage.
Similar to C. o. nana 'Gracilis', but more upright and narrow. Can be grown in smaller gardens.
Is a low growing conifer with deep green fan shaped needles. Our plant is 5-6 years old and 6" x 12". This is a spectacular plant.
A soft lacy open evergreen. The muted green and yellow foliage is very attractive all year. Should get 8-10' tall and make a pretty addition to anyone's garden. Can grow in full sun and maintain the golden color.
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress. Our 40+ year old plant is 8' tall and has been pruned out to display its structure as well as the lovely evergreen foliage.
This small growing chamaecyparis has an irregular growth habit to 2'-3' over many years. The foliage is a mixture of green and chartreuse, making a rainbow effect.
A slow growing irregular upright plant. Eventually getting to 6'. The lovely form looks like it's been pruned to show its lovely shape.
A low growing mound 1/2' to 1' in 15 years. The sprays of needles are deep forest green with light green new growth each spring and early summer. This is a superb container plant which is how we grow all of our smaller conifers. In our ga [...]
This blue needled conifer will get up to 4-6' tall in 20 years. Makes a beautiful plant in containers. The blue soft needles are in twisted masses.
Winter Sweet has small yellow lowers with purple centers. Though the flowers aren't exciting the scent is heavenly. The plant flowers in January-February.
This small tree has dark green foliage that doesn't appear until late April-May. As the foliage comes out the plant is smothered with small white flowers which look like cut silk. Visitors see our 15 foot tree and are captivated.
This has dark green, maple-like leaves year round. The plants get 4' tall and have white, citrus scented flowers during winter months. Hardy to perhaps 0° F. Grows very nicely along the west coast and coastal SE U.S.
This hybrid of C. Aztec Pearl and C. Sundance has narrow foliage that is bright yellow all year. The flowers are orange scented in the spring.
C. 'Sundance' grows to 6' tall and has golden yellow leaves year round. The flowers are a sweet citrus scent in early spring. Needs some shade in afternoon. Superb with Cornus 'Midwinter Fire'.
A summer sweet with rich pink flowers in August. The narrow plumes of flowers are sweetly scented. This 4-5 ' shrub is attractive spring and fall. The yellow fall foliage makes a great finale after the summer flowers.
Plants are amazing! we have tried cuttings of C. b. "Jane Platt with zero success. However, we have grown these plants with 95% rooting. The layered stems are really beautiful with the pink new growth and white summer foliage. Said to do reall [...]
Is a 18" tall shrub with very fragrant white flowers in July-August. C. Hummingbird is a bushy plant that turns lovely golden yellow in October.
Sweet form. This plant isn't a fern but has fern like green foliage. The leaves are deeply cut and are medium green. Spring through fall, the foliage has a lovely sweet fragrance. Probably the hardiest plant we grow.
It is grown for the red winter stems and its pearl white fruit in fall. This hardy shrub will grow into a large attractive plant.
This small shrubby dogwood grows to 12' x 10' and has small white margined green leaves. The overall effect is of a white wedding cake. The foliage grows in tiers. Flowers and fruit are in small clusters.
The wedding cake dogwood is one our most beautiful trees. Our original tree is 35-40'. We brought our plant from Holland in the late 70's. The layers of white and green foliage is amazing. The more shade, the more the plant becomes layered. We [...]
A sport of C. k. 'Satomi' from Japan. The leaves have a green center with wide irregular margins of creamy white and pink. The flowers are not totally pink, but with the attractive variegation we can't expect everything.
Is said to have vibrant pink flowers. In fall, the foliage is brilliant purple red. Very hardy and disease resistant.
Is by far the best of the red bracted forms of C. kousa. Our plant has dramatically more flowers than any other pink C. kousa cultivar. Our big plant is 10'x10' and every spring (May-June) has literally thousands of flowers. We get very few se [...]
This plant was found by nurseryman Tim Brotsman, Ohio. Mandarin Jewel was named for its mandarin orange fruit in the fall. The green foliage makes a pretty background for the white bracts in June. In fall, the foliage turns lovely yellow-or [...]
We call this plant C. k. 'Milky Way', but it is one of a group of similar selections that was named. This makes a pretty 20-25' shrubby tree. This tree will be covered with white bracts in May. In fall the round fruit will cover the tree and [...]
This great offering from Talon Buchholz has accentuated long leaves. The light green leaves have a broad creamy variegated margin all summer. The foliage holds the variegation in sun or shade. In the fall the cream margin turns rich glowing [...]
Has fairly narrow leaves. The light green leaves have a wide rich golden margin. In fall, the foliage changes to a purple pinkish color. The white bracts turn into pretty reddish pink round fruit in late summer.
According to Paul Cappiello and Don Shadow's Dogwood book, this is a "Bizarre little upright plant".. without a doubt this is a plant geeks plant." I'm glad I'm a plant geek! The upright growth to 6'-8' will be at most 1' wide. We use our pl [...]
Has brilliant red-yellow stems all winter. We cut our plants down to 6-8" each March to regenerate growth. Fall foliage is lovely golden yellow.
The wire netting shrub comes from New Zealand. An excellent plant for containers. The zig- zag stems are dark, almost black. The gray green leaves are tiny. Small, bright yellow flowers cover the plant in spring.
A smaller growing winter hazel with heavy crops of yellow bloom in March.
One of the finest of all shrubs we grow, it has a grace about it year round. In winter the branches form a lacy effect with dark colored swollen flower buds. In March the light yellow racemes cover the plant.
Has pretty 2-3" long soft yellow flowers that cover this 8-10' shrub in March. A truly beautiful plant with magnolias.
Originally from Hillier's Nursery in England. Grown for its purple new growth in spring and early summer. The pendant flowers are 2-3" long and are a pretty yellow.
This beautiful moderate size smoke tree has the most glorious golden foliage all summer. In the fall it turns bright yellow. The flowers have a purple tint making a pretty show through much of the summer.
Is one of our best discoveries. We first listed C. 'Grace' in 1993, and are still impressed with how great this shrub can be. We got this Hillier named hybrid in the mid 1980's as a one foot cutting. Our original plant is cut back hard each [...]
Is our American native smoke tree. This oval foliaged tree can get to 30' in time. The green leaves turn stunning pink in fall. We saw this plant in Jane Platt's garden 30+ years ago and were awestruck.
Is a tiny evergreen ground cover that only gets 2" tall. The plant will drape over a wall. The plant can get 24" across. The red fruit are comparatively large with the small foliage.
This rich orange bulb for the late summer garden is indispensable. Our clump is growing under the edge of Cornus kousa 'Gold Cup' and consistently gives a great show.
We got this stunner from Far Reaches Nursery several years ago. C. 'Hellfire' is a tall grower (3') with red flowers in late July. Rather than the typical burnt orange flowers, these flowers are an interesting red color.
Chocolate foliage on 2' plants. The iris-like foliage makes a nice foil for the yellow flowers. We like to grow C. 'Solfatare' with Geranium 'Rozanne'.
Interesting golden yellow flowers 2" across. The flat flowers have a distinctive white center. A very pretty bulb for August-September.
(Granny's Garters) This conifer has dark green small curled needles. The needles curve around the stem making an interesting look. Don’t know ultimate size (8'-10'?) But C. spiralis makes an excellent container plant.
We once saw a stunning tree at sola Madre in northern Italy. The 200 year old (not sure, but old) filled a courtyard with long strands of gray green needles. Hardy on California and Oregon coasts. Maybe Medford, Oregon is warm enough. Limited, [...]
This cupressus has a lovely gray-blue-green foliage on a low growing plant. Our biggest plant has grown 12" tall and 18" wide after 5-6 years. The arching habit makes for a handsome container plant.
Is a hardy 2-3' evergreen fern. The foliage is medium green on upright fronds. This is an easy evergreen fern that does well in many areas.
The pineapple broom is grown for its pineapple scented flowers each summer. The 2-3" long flowers look like shortened golden chains. (Laburnum). Which is closely related. The gray foliage is pretty all summer and in mild winters will remain [...]
This deciduous shrub will get 4'x4' with variegated foliage. The fragrant white, pink flowers cover the plant each spring. Very hardy and beautiful plant.
(D. caucasica x D. collina) According to Robin White this plant is probably the same cross as D.'Jim's Pride.' The plant will flower in April and May with white flowers with some pink color on the perianth tube. Our plants bloom sporadically [...]
Rarely offered, this lovely deciduous shrub covers itself with lovely lavender flowers in April. Called the "lilac daphne", this plant is a show stopper each spring.
An amazing plant for the rock garden. In full sun the plant gets 12" x 8" and literally covers itself in purple flowers in spring. This fragrant little plant was named for Lawrence Croker who was one of the original partners in Siskiyou Rare [...]
This tough plant will grow even in very cold areas. Our plants came from Yakima, Washington for years, we have the first flowers at New Years and they last until mid February. This is one of the hardiest shrubs we grow. full sun to semi shade. [...]
To most people the best fragrance of any shrub. The small purple and white flowers appear in February - April and the scent can be noticed 20 feet away. Makes an evergreen shrub with golden margins on the foliage. Can be kept in a large contai [...]
This D. odora has a broader margin than the normal D. odora 'Aureomarginata'. Here is your chance to have this pretty scented shrub. The plants are heavy blooming and have nice variegation.
The deep pink flower buds open to pure white inside the flowers. We have read that D. 'Zuiko Nishiki' is hardier than other forms of D. odora. Any clones of D. odora have an unbelievable scent to the flowers.
Named by Bob Tichnor, of Aurora, Oregon. This long blooming deciduous daphne has golden variegated leaves. D 'Summer Ice' is the same hybrid as D. 'Jims Pride'. But, is variegated and blooms for a shorter time.
A 2' X 3' irregular shrub with deep green leaves. The small clusters of purple flowers cover the plant in April-May. The fragrance is different than other daphnes but is still wonderful.
(formerly caucasica) This is one of our favorite daphnes because of its overwhelming bloom season. The fragrant flowers first open in April and finish most years in late October. I can't think of any plant that will bloom that long. The white [...]
The more we see this evergreen tree the more we like it. At 5-6 degrees we didn't have any leaf damage. Our tree is 15' after 20+ years. This tree is very easy growing and has deep green leaves. The tiny purple flowers are not showy, but th [...]
Is a variegated dove tree that has stunning new growth that is gold and green. As the season goes on the color fades but is still attractive until fall.
One of our stars. This stunning foliage plant has green centers to the leaves with creamy yellow broad margins. We find the plant grows best in filtered shade all day. We haven't seen bracts yet but the foliage is beautiful so who cares?
This flowering dove tree came from Sonoma Horticultural Nursery. The original tree had exceptional bracts and luckily the owners got it out into the nursery business. Bracts are 8-10" long and the grafted plants will bloom at 18 inches tall. [...]
This 6-8' Deutzia has soft pink clusters of flowers in May-June. The flowers cover the plant and are beautiful in season.
A large growing shrub (12'x12' in time). The flowers appear by the thousands in April-May. The flowers are pure white and double. We haven't had this plant for a while, but so many people ask for the plant when in bloom.
A low growing deutzia of great charm. The small plant gets 18"x36"wide. The deep green foliage is a pretty backdrop to the thousands of white flowers in spring.
We have enjoyed seeing persimmons in gardens the last several years. We finally planted one in our garden as an ornamental last year. The deep green leaves are glossy all summer. In fall, the large orange fruit are glorious. Makes an interesti [...]
This is a superb 12'-15' shrub grown for its stunning purple, red, and orange fall color. The heavily veined foliage is very dark green and leathery during summer. In late August the leaves start turning purple and all through the fall just k [...]
This variegated leafed Disanthus can be truly striking. The foliage is medium green with irregular white margins. In fall, the green center turns deep purple and the margin turns pink. The 10-12' shrub is an interesting change from D. cercidif [...]
Similar to D. 'Green Giant' but smaller growing. The dark purple new growth turns deep green by summer. The greenish white flowers are small bells.
An evergreen witch hazel with deep green narrow leaves. The 3'-4' tall plant makes an arching shrub that will bloom with red puffs of flowers in early spring. Can be kept pruned to 18" and will make an attractive shrub for the woodland garden.
This Chilean native has small lance-shaped dark evergreen leaves. The dark foliage is high lighted by the purple-red stems. Plants we've seen are only 6-8' tall, but may get bigger. We grow as handsome container plants. Plants in Eugene h [...]
Is an evergreen up to 2' tall. The new fronds appear late in the season. This lovely fern comes from Japan and has pretty bronze foliage.
Shaggy Shield wood fern- This robust (2-3') grower is evergreen with dark stems and dark green fronds. D. cycadiana will be a show stopper in the garden with perennials.
Has evergreen leaves year round. In spring and summer the foliage is brilliant copper orange. Our plant is 1x1' and is a wonderful contrast to hostas and other woodlanders.
This evergreen form can get 2' tall and has elegant fronds that are bronze in spring and early summer. An easy fern for the woodland garden.
Tokyo Wood Fern- This Asian fern is deciduous and said to be equivalent to an upright grass. The narrow foliage will get to 3' tall.
Wallichs Wood Fern- Is large (24-36") and evergreen. The plant is vase shaped and is a real showstopper. The fronds are light colored in spring and turn deep green as summer continues.
The red (tomato soup) edgeworthia is a smaller 3' grower. Instead of the typical E. papyrifera yellow flowers, E. Akebano has red flowers
This Daphne relative is a 4 x4'deciduous shrub. The leaves are large and look somewhat tropical all summer. In February-March the plant will be covered with Daphne looking flowers. The golden yellow flowers are lightly lemon scented. Nice plan [...]
This shrub will be smaller and more restrained than E. 'chrysantha'. The leaves are 3"x1" wide. The golden yellow flowers are pendant and bloom February-March. Needs protection with us. We grow among evergreen shrubs.
Is a more subtle form of variegated Eleagnus than E. Gilt Edge. This tough adaptable evergreen will create a show year round.
Has narrow variegated (creamy white) evergreen leaves. This tough plant will thrive in full sun or dry shade. The foliage makes a great plant for cut stems for flower arrangements.
This plant is tough as nails. Our plant has survived (little damage) 0° F. twice. A fast growing broad 8' x 10' evergreen shrub. The green leaves are fairly narrow with broad golden yellow margins. We grow in full sun with minimal water. B [...]
One of J.C. Raulston's best introductions. This superior clone has a very wide creamy marginal variegation. We have seen several different clones of Eleuthrococcus that are variegated, but none as beautiful. Our plant grows in heavy shade all [...]
The largest growing of the E. campanulatus cultivars we grow. This upright shrub grows fast and has large deep green leaves that turn deep maroon-red and have pink markings on them.
Is an upright growing enkianthus. The flowers are fairly small but the fall color is superb. From Summer Hill Nursery.
Has green leaves with creamy white margins. We don't think the plant will get much more that 3-4' tall. Haven't seen many flowers on our plants, but the main use is for the variegated foliage. The plant will need to be grown in at least par [...]
Seldom offered, this superb shrub excellent at all times of the year. In spring as the leaves are coming out the white urn shaped flowers totally cover the plant for 2-3 weeks. In fall the small foliage turns brilliant crimson. Our plant is [...]
We got a care package from J.C. Raulston in the late '80's and a cutting of E. serrulatlus was enclosed. We planted the plant and it has slowly grown to 5-6' with large leaves (bigger than E. campanulatus). The flowers are white urns like E [...]
Has white flowers in March on a small 4" growing perennial.
This handsome plant gets about 11' tall and is covered with amber colored flowers in March. When we had this plant 2 years ago. When they bloomed, the plants sold out in just days.
Winter foliage on this evergreen turns almost black. Principally grown for its foliage but the flowers are soft yellow with orange veining.
Has pink inner sepals and bright red spurs. Semi evergreen. This plant spreads slowly.
Flowers are white and purple are held above beautiful mottled foliage. This evergreen perennial will make a beautiful plant for the woodland garden.
A low growing evergreen epimedium. The flowers are found as yellow sprays making a pretty small space ground cover for the woodland garden.
This Elizabeth Strangman hybrid has silvery pink flowers above the narrow evergreen leaves.
This 6" epimedium has white flowers in spring. The slowly spreading woodlander is a good companion for ferns, spring bulbs and other shade plants.
Has soft lavender flowers on 6-8" plants.
Has pretty pink flowers in March and April, Our plant is fairly slow to spread.
A low grower to perhaps 4-6" with soft lavender flowers.
This low growing (6" or less) epimedium has light pink flowers just above the foliage in spring. Makes a nice small growing ground cover in semi-shade or full sun (not south facing).
Has mottled large leaflets like camouflage. The foliage color lasts only a short time in spring, but reappears in fall.
Has orange and yellow flowers. The evergreen foliage will persist all winter, but as with all our Epimediums, we cut them back in January to have beautiful new growth with the flowers.
We got this beautiful plant from We Du Nursery over 25 years ago. The large foliage is slightly shorter than the dark purple red flowers. A robust plant that forms beautiful clumps.
A small growing epimedium with pretty white flowers. So far our plant is fairly open growing, but still attractive.
A mid purple epimedium on a 8-12' plant. This clump former will slowly form a nice plant with lots of purple flowers.
Native to Georgia. This eastern European plant is tough as nails (will survive dry shade). The yellow flowers are bright and rise above the deep green foliage.
Red- rose-colored flowers appear on a robust plant. Brought in the country by Harold Epstein. Will have some purple new growth in the spring.
Has soft reddish pink flowers on a 12" plant. This variety is really easy to grow and is adaptable.
Has burgundy margins on the new foliage. Flowers are lavender pink with long spires on the flowers.
Has bright yellow flowers in March followed by large leaves with purple blotches. 'Thunderbolt' looks beautiful for its fall foliage alone.
Has soft creamy yellow flowers on a 6-12" plant. The foliage is best cut down late winter so the flowers can show their best
Has brilliant orange flowers in March-April. this easy woodland perennial makes a splash of color each spring.
Is a slowly spreading evergreen barron wort. The flowers are white, but not exciting. However, the foliage is spiny, long and deep green in summer-fall. The new growth is chocolate colored. Very beautiful foliage plant.
Brilliant golden yellow flowers on stems up to 12" tall. The evergreen foliage holds up well during most winters, but we take hedge shears to the plants in January-February. One of the most vigorous growers in the garden.
Has lovely small flowers of light purple-violet. The foliage is dark green.
The pineapple lily is a bulb with deep rich purple leaves on an 18" stem in summer. The flowers have the look of a pineapple fruit. The plant does well in full sun with good drainage.
The only eucryphia we grow. We tried the evergreen species and they always die with cold and are difficult in containers. E. glutinosa has beautiful white flowers in July. Our 15' shrub is in full afternoon sun and is thriving. It has withst [...]
Our 10' tree has big, pink fruit in August-October. Out of the deep pink fruit, spill orange seeds. The fall foliage will turn yellow-pink.
A remarkable plant for our gardens. F. japonica can be a house plant and our plant withstood -12° F. this woodland plant can take full deep shade to morning sun. The large evergreen maple looking leaves are attractive all year.
This forsythia will get up to 6' tall and has typical forsythia flowers. But the flowers are the least of F. 'Kumson's' attributes. The foliage is dark green and has a creamy white netting in the spring to fall. Forsythias usually do their bri [...]
We thought F. 'Blue Shadow' superseded F.' Blue Mist'. F. 'Blue Shadow' appeared several years ago and most people stopped growing F. 'Blue Mist'. We, however, noticed that F. 'Blue Mist' is a much better blue foliage plant for shade. Our pla [...]
We have grown this superb plant for 30+ years and still get excited each fall with the superb color. This dwarf alder gets 2'x2' and has white paint brush flowers each April. In November, the plant will turn to yellow orange and red. We have [...]
This form of fothergilla was named by Michael Dirr who says it's the brightest fall foliage of all the F. gardenii. Plant should get 6-8 feet tall. From Mt. Airy Cemetery in Cincinnati. Has been hardy to -25° F.
A glorious plant for fall color. This plant grows 6-8' tall in 30 years. The flowers are white paint brushes in spring. In fall the witch hazel leaves turn brilliant red, orange and yellow.
Bowman's Root-This eastern U.S. native gets 18-24' tall and has deep green narrow leaves. In May-June, the narrow petaled flowers are lovely. The white flowers are really showy against the deep green leaves. Grows in full sun to semi-shade. In [...]
Is a fully double cream-colored gardenia. This 4' plant is said to be much hardier than earlier forms. The 3-4' shrubs have glossy foliage along with the pretty fragrant flowers.
This double flowering gardenia covers itself with white fragrant flowers. Said to be hardier that G. 'Kleim's Hardy' and also grows larger.
We received our original plant from Don Kleim, Henderson Experimental Garden, Clovis, CA. This gardenia has single, white flowers sporadically during summer. The flowers have a wonderful scent. Has been hardy to 0° in our garden.
We've grown only the finest of our natives and this is one of the best. Garrya elliptica is a native from the Oregon coast south to Central California. The Saratoga Horticultural Foundation named this excellent cultivar for its tassels that ar [...]
This California silk tassel can have catkins up to 12" long. We have grown G. 'James Roof ' for many years. It's nice to be able to offer this fine California native. Only a few available this year as we build stock.
Has narrow, medium, green hairy leaves. The foliage is very pretty all year round. In spring, the small white flowers are followed with brilliant blue fruit. Probably only hardy in milder parts of the west.
The box huckleberry is a rhododendron relative from the east coast of the U.S. This evergreen shrub will get 6-8" tall and has dark green leaves. In fall, the foliage turns purple in fall-winter.
This pretty geranium has small light green foliage that will make a subtle backdrop for the soft pink flowers in June. Combines beautifully with Hakonechola macra 'Aureola'.
One of the very best of hardy geraniums. Our plants bloom June-October with lovely lavender-purple flowers. Plants grow from a central rosette and will get 1" across. A fast, easy and beautiful perennial.
Has pretty sculpted deep green leaves. The leaves have a distinctive jagged edge. Found and named by Crispin Silva.
A dwarf ginkgo for the rock garden or a container. The foliage is really small and fairly thickly carried on the stems. Would make a great bonsai.
This new plant comes from Vergeldt Nursery in Holland. The variegated small foliage is dark green with yellow streaks. Makes a dwarf flat topped plant in time.
This small stocky plant has lovely shell shaped leaves that are rich green all summer. In October, the foliage turns glorious golden yellow.
Is a small growing ginkgo that will get 4'X4' in many years. The growth is only 2-3" per year. A great container plant or for the smaller garden.
Has white flushed foliage. The green leaves turn white toward the tips of the foliage. Very limited availability.
One of our favorite bulbs. We received our original plant from Holbrook Farm Nursery 20+ years ago. The 18" upright glad will have yellow flowers with orange peach centers. G. 'Boone' stays upright without staking. Our plants have withstoo [...]
Named for our late friend from Western Hills Nursery. This narrow leafed gray foliaged shrub will have copper orange flowers in winter. A very attractive plant for the warmer areas of the Northwest.
Named for our friend, Neil Bell. Neil works for Oregon State Extension Service and has done several major comparisons of plants (ceanothus, hebe, etc.). He is now working on groundcovers. This grevillea will get 8’x8’ and bloom with orange flo [...]
Comes to us from Australia, and amazing to consider, it is relatively hardy (5° F.) We enjoy the gray green linear leaves year round, but especially the winter flowers. The flowers are just plain odd twisted coppery color. This is one of the g [...]
WOW ! This giant always receives raves from gardeners. Our plants grow to 10 feet tall and 8-10 feet across each year. This Jurassic Park escapee won't eat you, but will be a great conversation piece. Has been hardy to minus 12° F. with heavy [...]
We got our plant from Heronswood back in the 90's. Our plant is now a thicket 6' across. The foliage is oval and has curvy margins. We mulch with leaves in winter and grow with plants of Fuschia megellanica.
The typical Japanese forest grass is a green plant 12" tall. We have had several variegated forms for years including the fabulous H. macra 'Aureola'. Now comes this beautiful all gold form. The plant still gets 12" tall, but has fully gold [...]
This popular grass is one of our best woodland plants. The dark green leaves have broad yellow stripes going vertically. The overall effect is of a golden arching grass. Great for containers during spring-fall.
This green foliage grass has purple markings on the blades. A nice change from the golden foliaged cultivars.
Said to be a reverse of H. macra 'Aureola'. There is more green than yellow. The green and yellow strips are much more subtle than H. m. aureola. A great woodland companion with ferns, rodgersia, etc.
From the Bonnybrook Nursery in Kirkland, Washington. We don't know when the nursery was in business (long ago, we assume). This golden flowering form of Hamamelis intermedia is nicely fragrant. Our plant came from Brian Milligan who lived in K [...]
Has vibrant red flowers in January. Said to be H. intermedia x H. vernalis. This plant will be covered with red flowers for an extended period in winter.
Deep yellow flowers with red calyx. Many flowers on an upright shrub.
This Dutch hybrid has bright yellow flowers similar to H. 'Pallida'. Not as fragrant as H. 'Pallida'. But, said to an improvement.
Is the absolutely latest to bloom. Last year it stopped flowering just before our magnolias started. The heavy blooming plant has golden flowers even on young plants. It was discovered and named in 1985, by J.H.H. Van Heijningen in Holland.
Bright yellow flowering witch hazel blooms profusely. For year round color this is one of the best. In January - February the yellow flowers appear. During spring-summer, the foliage is dark green. In fall the leaves turn brilliant yellow, ora [...]
Introduced in 1985 by Helmers Nursery and named for the house in which Heinrich Bruns lived. Flowers are golden yellow and purple at the base. No scent but lovely yellow flowers.
This medium reddish pink hamamelis forms a large shrub 15-18' tall. The fall foliage is beautiful golden yellow.
Has glowing red flowers in January-February. The fragrant flowers are borne all over the stems. The fall color is among the finest of any with its glowing red-purple leaves.
One of the Debelder hybrids with great scent. The flowers are yellow orange. Fall color is orange red. Worth growing for the scent and fall foliage color.
(Feuerzauber) has soft red flowers. This hamamelis looks somewhat like H. 'Ruby Glow' but has a round leaf and lighter colored flowers. Nice red-orange fall foliage color.
Has deep orange flowers with purple bases. Very rich coloring of the flowers are followed by purple new growth. The fall foliage is golden yellow.
Was discovered by Wada at Hakoneya Nursery, Japan. The flowers are golden yellow at the tip of the flower and deep red at the base. The overall effect is orange-coppery in late winter.
Is bright orange in January. The deep red base of the flowers makes the orange even more striking. No fragrance to the flowers.
Has reddish flower color in January. The fall color is rich, glowing red. Said to be one of the best H. intermedia cultivars for the fall color.
Our big plant has bloomed off and on all summer for the last several years and just kept blooming most of the winter. The flowers are coppery-orange. This is one of the best of all hamamelis.
Has some of the lightest colored flowers of any hamamelis. Our plants produce very light yellow flowers in mid January.
Has soft yellow flowers in January. The flowers are among the lightest of any of hamamelis. 5 gallon nursery only.
We have grown this for 30 years. Still one of the standards of the witch hazels. We see this plant in retail nurseries occasionally. The brilliant yellow flowers cover the plant in January-February.
Is a fun plant as the tips of the branches weep. The flowers are light yellow in January. This is one of the more unusual hamamelis cultivars.
Broad, light yellow petals on this variety from Belgium. Heavy flowering. One of the very best hamamelis.
Wow! What fragrance! H. 'Rochester' has small orange-yellow flowers in January. The flowers aren't very exciting but the fragrance is probably the best of any hamamelis we've sniffed.
The deep red flowers cover the plant in January-February. After comparing with H. Diane, this is a brighter red that hold its color longer.
Medium red flowers with very bright red fall foliage color.
This Kalmthout hybrid has long spidery flowers that are strawberry-yellow bi-color. The flowers are an attractive color, but have very little scent. We only have a few available.
Has the brightest yellow flowers of any hamamelis yet. The brilliant flowers are borne in heavy clusters. Like H. 'Primavera' but much brighter yellow flowers. H. 'Arnold Promise' is a very nice plant, but is positively dull when compared to ' [...]
Named by Heinrich Bruns and named for the town where his nursery was located. Similar color to H. 'Arnold Promise' but much hardier and resistant to mildew.
A strongly weeping witch hazel that will get to 18" tall at most without staking. The flowers are small, but are very fragrant.
Flowers are light yellow and have very twisted petals in February in our garden.
The species is always wonderful with its golden yellow flowers each spring.
This cultivar from Boskoop, Holland has lovely, bright golden flowers. The scent of the flowers are among the best of all hamamelis.
Our plant is in hot sun all afternoon and is thriving. The golden yellow flowers cover the plant in January. The plant is very fragrant when in bloom.
Several experts have commented what a superior clone this is. The bright golden flowers are large and heavily clustered on the stems.
Has a bright purple flower in Janurary-February. This plant has a much richer fall color than H. vernalis 'Purpurea'. Best with light behind the plant to highlight the flowers.
The parent plant was discovered by Jorg Kohout in Germany. This violet purple selection of H. Vernalis is a very rich glowing purple.
A small 6' upright shrub that has yellow flowers that are very fragrant but small. This is an interesting witch hazel for a small space.
It is so unusual it's almost never offered in catalogs. This plant is so strongly weeping it doesn't form a shrub but more like a mound. Grow on a mound or over a rock wall so it can spill over. The flowers are sweetly scented in winter.
This Mexican native blooms in October with many small light yellow flowers. Many times the foliage is still on the plant. The fragrance carries for yards.
A selection made by Paul Hirth at Mohawk Nature Preserve in New York. The red flowers are produced in good numbers. This witch hazel is new to us, so we must get a plant out in the garden.
This smaller grower (10'?) will be covered with small orange flowers in early spring.
The typical H. vernalis has yellow flowers and yellow fall foliage. This variety has bright purple flowers. The shrub is worth growing for the flowers let alone the rich purple fall color.
Our plant is 6-7' tall after 15 years. Our original plant came from Peter Zwjnenburg, Boskoop Holland its originator. This small hamamelis has a lovely spicy fragrance in winter.
Named by Peter Dummer and Roy Lancaster at Hilliers Nursery, England in 1996. This plant has red crimped and twisted flowers in midwinter.
One of our favorite fall coloring shrubs. H.v. 'Sandra' has purple new growth in spring and early summer. In the fall, the foliage turns glowing red and will have color for three weeks. We understand that there isn't a fall color on H. 'Sandra [...]
A whipcord hebe. The tiny leaves are plastered against the green-orange stems. This low grower (12'x18') is an unusual, interesting shrub for full sun.
Rich purple double flowers with light lavender margins.
Deep dark purple petals with lighter lavender margins. This was the most exciting hellebore last spring in the nursery.
Has soft yellow pink flowers that are just as pretty on the outside of the flowers as the inside.
This form of H. argulifolius has dramatic large jagged foliage with creamy spots over the leaves. The flowers are greenish and rise above the foliage in early spring.
Pinky-purple flowers that are beautiful doubles.
This lovely deep black purple flowers in spring. These single hellebores are superb with cyclamen coum, galianthus, etc.
These are the darkest black flowers of any of the hellebores. We only have a small number available. Actually, we have quite a few plants but these always sell faster than any other color.
Has deep blue-black flowers in January-March. The single flowers are quite striking.
Has single rich pink flowers that have lovely centers, like extra tiny petals.
Has the most beautiful soft pink double flowers. This new (to us) hellebore has glorious color and form.
This is the darkest black blue of the O'Byrne's hellebore hybrids. The flowers are double and create quite a display.
Is a double white with rich red margins. When people see the plant they can’t help but buy it.
Are wonderful deep golden yellow double hellebores that will mostly be unspotted.
Single golden yellow flowers. Some of the plants will have purple spots or streaks.
These are mixed seedling plants. Flowers can be purple, pink, white, and some yellow. We don't color sort so we just pick the best plants and if you order several you will get a range of colors when in bloom.
With purple ranges of flowers with multiple petals forming lovely double flowers.
Very deep dark purples to black. Flowers are fully double. WOW !
This has single white to pink flowers with a pink rim around the petals.
Is a white single with a center ruff of petals. Most of the center petals have a pink margin.
Has rich red double flowers. The colors are bright and lovely in February-April.
Is a double white with rich pink margins on all the flowers.
Very rich ruby pink purple single flowers on lovely evergreen plants.
This double hellebore is snow white. We have seen double H. niger, but this is a much more garden worthy plant.
Glorious!! We saw H. 'Sunflare' for the first time when Ernie and Marietta asked us to send several plants to photograph. The yellow double flowers have a beautiful red margin on the edge of the flowers. I don't know how many we will sell, but [...]
Either snow white single flowers or some purple around the stamens. Some plants have petioles in the center.
Is a small flowering hybrid as opposed to the monsters that most breeders are creating. The 2' stems are deep black-purple and have 2" golden yellow flowers flushed with the dark purple. These simple yellow flowers are graceful and beautiful [...]
This variegated daylily grows to 2'. The orange flowers aren't exactly beautiful, but the narrow leaves are green and white striped all summer.
This fun large flowered hydrangea can be grown in different ways. It can be grown as a shrub up to 6' tall. The way we grow it as a perennial. We plant it and let the plant grow a year. In early spring, we cut the plant to 6". We will get huge [...]
This 12-14' tall shrub makes a spectacle of itself each August. Our plant is upright and has large 8-10' fuzzy green foliage. The flowers are lace cap and are lavender. This plant is pretty with ferns, hostas, etc. all summer.
The narrowest leaf of any of the H. aspera group. Our plant is 10' tall and 8' wide after 25 years. The lavender flowers appear in late August into September. The plant will be much more open in the shade than in the sun.
Has large heads of blue flowers each summer. The flowers have thick petals so they and feel like leather. The full flower heads are very pretty in mid-summer.
This white lacecap hydrangea has large sterile flowers surrounded by tiny fertile flowers. Our plant is upright, about 6' tall and 2' across. H. 'Lanarth White' seems to be very hardy here.
This mop headed hydrangea is under appreciated by many gardeners. This dwarf hydrangea gets up to two feet tall. The small rounded flowers can be pink, purple, or blue. Pia always makes a good impression when people see it in person.
This climbing hydrangea has small, dark green leaves that are widely margined with golden yellow. In the spring and early summer the plant has a golden glow to it. We have Guy Mitchum to thank for this fine vine for the shaded garden.
We have talked to several knowledgeable experts and they say this fine plant is actually a climbing hydrangea. The original plant at Jane Platt's garden was a very small deciduous vine.
New to us, but we liked this new hydrangea immediately. The low mop head has green and pink flowers in July.
An oldie but goodie. We have had H. 'Preziosa' 30+ years and always enjoy the foliage and flowers. The foliage is dark green-purple and the flowers are mopheaded and can be white flushed pink, purple and blue all on the same plant. This is [...]
Has lace cap flowers that are pink, white and red all on the same plant. Our largest plant is 3' tall and 2' wide. We grow our plant in semi-shade but we have also seen plants in full sun.
This low growing H. serrata has lots of fertile flowers so the flower head has a soft hazy look. Our plants are 18" tall and 36" across. Fall foliage color is glorious purple.
Still one of the finest of the oak leaf hydrangeas. The large white flowers appear in July and eventually turn tan in fall. The fall foliage is purple, red and yellow. The bark peels in the large stems.
Everyone seems to be looking for vertical plants that are evergreen, but not coniferus. Our original plants are 8' tall by 1' wide.
These plants are 4 years old and are about 3-4" tall. We take cuttings off our 40+ year old plant. The healthiest large cuttings must be ignored as they will actually grow too large. These plants are not a money maker, but we enjoy them so [...]
A low grower (2'x2') that makes a golden mound. The leaves are bright golden yellow year round. This plant will give a real pop of color.
Has small leaves similar to I.'Dwarf Pagoda'. The main difference is that this plant will get 12-15' in time. Where as I. 'Dwarf Pagoda' will get 6' in 40+ years. This makes a nice upright evergreen shrub.
Is the smallest of any holly we have seen. This little plant grows perhaps 1/2" per year. Have seen 6" plants, 10 years old. The deep green holly leaves engulf the plant making a tight mound. The red fruit are very attractive all winter.
We originally saw this fine plant at Jane Platt's garden in Portland back in the '70's. We have grown I. anisatum in our garden since. Our plant is 6' tall and 4' across. Our mature plant has been to 0° F. at least twice with no damage. The fl [...]
This is one of those wonder plants we have grown in full sun all the way to deep shade. The only thing it doesn't seem to like is too wet. The foliage is deep evergreen with purple star shaped flowers in May-June.
This dwarf 12"x12" itea is an unusual plant from Biltmore House, NC. Don’t know much about the plant, but probably a fun, small plant.
An extremely narrow juniper for the sunny border or rock garden. The poorer soil the better as it will slow down the growth. The gray green foliage is a pretty compliment to the narrow growth. Used to be widely available but now fairly rare [...]
As the name says J. horizontalis is flat growing to 2-3" x 18" across. Wants full sun and good drainage to get the best blue green color.
Has small pointed leaves (1 1/2" x 1/2"). The plant will get 2' in time. The flowers are light pink and truly cover this dwarf shrub.
Has red flowers on the outside. On the inside, the flowers are deep pink. The leaves are deep green on a 4-5' shrub.
Perhaps the closest to true pink inside and outside the petals of any of Dr. Jaynes' kalmias. The foliage is broad and dark green with pink buds and flowers.
We have had this narrow leafed Mt. Laurel for 25 years, but have tried cuttings at all times of the year with no luck. We gave scion wood to Steve McCullough to try tissue culture and he was very successful. The narrow leaves are the main rea [...]
Large (2 inch), single, golden flowers appear in late spring. This is a handsome shrub for the woodland garden or full sun until October. Great for the south or just a sunny space.
This woodland perennial has rich golden yellow flowers that look like badminton shuttle cocks. The thick dangling flowers appear in late summer. K Koreana needs full to semi shade as it will sunburn.
This 5-6' kniphofia has huge orange-red flowers each summer. We saw K. rooperi in England many years and were excited to see the plant available in the U.S.
The sierra laurel is a tough 12" ground cover. The deep green foliage is heavily veined. So makes a pretty loose growing shrubby ground cover. Have seen L. davisiae in fairly dry, well drained soil. Our plants grow under Tsuga mertensiana w [...]
This pieris relative is a slow growing evergreen shrub. The small (2') shrub has bronze new growth and dark green waxy foliage on arching stems. The white flowers are typical of most leucothoe species.
This 5-6' shrub has 3" long leaves splashed with golden yellow and pink. The stems are deep purple red. Flowers are white racemes similar to Pieris japonica. Our plant grows in full sun, but probably best in the shade.
Has deep green leaves year round. The new foliage is rich maroon red. The white flowers appear in early spring on a 3-4' shrub.
This rarely grown evergreen shrub comes from Australia. The Grivellia relative should be tender but our plant has withstood 0°F. The narrow foliage has jagged margins. The white flowers show up in small clusters with a vanilla scent in July an [...]
Is a 12" arching evergreen shrub. The plant will cascade over a wall or rock garden. The small golden leaves are attractive all year. We haven't noticed any flowers, but the plant would make a small ground cover.
The fragrant honeysuckle forms a large shrub (10'). The shrub has deep green foliage all summer to January. The deciduous shrub will have small white honeysuckle flowers. The fragrance is glorious and can be detected 100 ft. away. Will look li [...]
An 18" shrublet with tiny green to goldish foliage. One year old plants will only be 4" x 4". L. nitida 'Twiggy' looks like a very tiny version of L. 'Baggesens Gold', but much smaller.
A native to the Southeast U.S. The glossy foliage is deep green year around. The new growth is reddish bronze. Wasn't damaged at 5-6 F.
Burgundy X Vulcan"”Has glowing purple pink flowers in late March. This fine plant comes from Vance Hooper in New Zealand. A fairly new plant to us. Our plant hasn't bloomed, but the pictures are lovely.
Has rich pink,-purple flowers on a 30'tree. The tepals are some what pointed. M. Apollo will bloom as a very young plant and in time will cover itself with great amounts of flowers.
The earliest blooming of any magnolia we grow. The plant is usually in bloom in late February. The kobus type flowers are fairly small white, but cover the plant. Always whets our appetite for the latest magnolias.
('M Vulcan x M. 'Iolanthe') One of the darkest of all magnolia hybrids. This Mark Jury hybrid from New Zealand will get 30-40' tall fairly quickly. The black-purple flowers are a tulip shape and appear in March. Limited # available.
(M. 'Caerhays Belle' x M. 'Yellow Bird'). Looks similar to M 'Caerhays Belle,' but is much hardier and narrow growing. This superb plant from Dennis Ledvina, Green Bay, WI, is a step forward for more northerly growers.
We got our original scion wood from Dr. Corbin's garden in Portland. This large growing hybrid is very vigorous. The flowers are 10-12" across and the richest pink purple. The color is truly striking in March.
One of Phil Savage's early hybrids. Magnolia 'Butterflies' has small rich golden yellow flowers before any leaves appear. This plant is very hardy and blooms later, missing most frosts.
After 40 years of growing this glorious tree, it's still one of our favorites. the 18" plants will be 10-12' in 3 or 4 years and will bloom as a 3-4 year old plant with amazing pink flowers 10"-12" across. the plant will be covered with the la [...]
The flowers are similar to M 'Caerhay's Belle', but are deep glowing purple pink. Rarely offered in this country.
Maybe the most stunning of any magnolia we grow. Actually, it is the most stunning. Our plant is 30' tall and this spring had 30-40 flowers. Not many flowers, but the color and form are worth it. The flowers are cup and saucer shaped and are g [...]
Our own named selection from Hendricks Park, Eugene, Oregon. The original tree was planted in the 1950's from English seed. Our tree is 40'x20' and was planted in the early 80's. The flowers are 8-10" wide and are the richest pink in early Ma [...]
Is one of Dennis Ledvina's wonderful hardy hybrids. This pink magnolia has a lovely peach tint to the tepals. Should be hardy to -20° F.
Our own selection of M. dawsoniana We got our plant from the Clarke Nursery in San Jose, California in the late 50's. This is by far the best of the M. dawsoniana cultivars as it has thousands of lovely, pink 6" flowers that look somehat like [...]
M. 'Woodsman' x 'Tina Durio'--One of August Kehr's best hybrids. It's wild to think that M. 'Woodsman' with its purple green and yellowish color could produce this lovely deep pink hybrid. This quick grower will grow well in many parts of th [...]
Has the typical bloom of M. denudata. The ivory white flowers have a pretty purple flush to the outside base of the tepals. The plant will be upright to 30' tall x 20' wide.
A smaller flowering form of M. denudata. The very white flowers are 3-4" across and are produced by the hundreds on the tree.
We are still amazed at the sales of this yellow magnolia. We have sold M. 'Elizabeth' for 30+ years. This is still one of the finest of any yellow magnolias.
Is an M. acuminata selection with beautiful variegated leaves. The leaves are deep green with splashes of cream white. Don't know eventual size, but the plants look vigorous.
The same hybrid as M. 'Pristine', but this Frank Galyon hybrid has a soft pink flush to the flowers. Our shrubby trees are 20' x 20' and have hundreds if not thousands of flowers yearly.
This is a large growing magnolia with lovely rich pink flowers in mid March. This is an easy hardy fast grower.
We first saw this plant blooming Spring 2016. Wow! The glowing pink flowers are large 10-12" across and the tepals are some what crimped. One of the most exciting magnolias we have seen in years.
M. acuiminata 'Fertile Myrtle x M. sprengeri 'Diva'. This Phil Savage hybrid is a hardy peachy pink flowering Magnolia. Very hardy and a vigorous grower. If Phil Named a magnolia it had to be superior as he didn't name very many.
Originally, M. denudata'Forrest Pink'. This hardy magnolia has flowers that look like M. denudata, but are a rich pink. Seems to withstand frost when in bloom.
Is an upright grower for the smaller garden. The flowers are soft pink with white inside the tepals.
This superb National Arboretum hybrid is a rough, tough plant. It will take heavy clay, grow in parking strips and dry areas once established. Our mature (25 year) plant is 25-30' tall. The purple flowers over the plant in late March. Very [...]
(PPAF) A dwarf 10-12' tree. Everyone always asks for a "dwarf" magnolia with tulip shaped flowers. This New Zealand hybrid will have dark purple flowers in spring followed by lighter purple sporadic flowers in summer.
Only 5 available. This species is so amazing but hard to find. Our plants originally came from Jane Platt's garden. The summer flowers don't quite open. So look like huge goose eggs hanging from the tree. The foliage looks tropical and has bee [...]
This Dennis Ledvina hybrid has arching yellow flowers. They are not fully pendant, but attractively arching. M. accuminata x Norman Gould has pretty purple new foliage.
This selection of M. grandiflora was named in Portland. Our plant has survived (thrived through -12 F° and 2' of flood water during its life. Our plant is 30x30' and was planted in 1964 or 65. The white flowers are smaller than some of the [...]
Looks like M. 'Caerhays Belle' but the flowers are even richer pink. This upright grower came to us in a shipment from Eisenhut Nursery in Switzerland.
One of D. Todd Gresham's hybrids. We originally got our plant from Hillier's. It's typical to have an American plant that must go to England to be discovered. The light pink-purple flowers heavily cover the plant in late March.
This New Zealand hybrid has large tulip shaped flowers that are glowing yellow. We saw pictures and instantly wanted to own this plant.
Has rich golden yellow flowers in mid spring just as the leaves are emerging. Makes an upright grower.
The sister to M. 'Ilini Gold' with larger flowers and larger thick leaves. Named by Wesley Whiteside.
One of the first of the New Zealand hybrid magnolias. M. 'Iolanthe' is a campbelli hybrid, but it will bloom at 2-3' tall. The white flowers have a pink blush to them in March. Will grow 2-3 feet per year when young.
M. 'Woodsman' x M. 'Big Dude'. Another of Dennis Ledvina's beautiful magnolias. The white flowers are large and handsomely formed. the flowers are white with a slight pink flash.
M. campellini x M. sarg. 'Robusta'. This 'Caerhays Castle' hybrid is deep rich pink inside. We found these plants in New Zealand.
Is a Brooklyn Botanical Garden hybrid. The flowers are yellow and have a purple base to the tepals. When we had this plant two years ago they sold out quickly. So order early.
This M. campbelli hybrid has large rich pink flowers in March. Will eventually be a 40' tree. Recommended only far west coast or very protected areas.
This extraordinarily hardy plant grows best in fairly cold areas. The best plants we have seen are in the northeast U.S. The white flowers have painted tepals and are 4-5" across. Don't try in California. We saw this creeping vine at Strybing [...]
We have a small number of this plant again. Our original plant came from Joe McDaniel back in '72. The plant is now 12x12' and blooms for months. The main bloom of deep purple flowers is in April with a scattering of flowers through the summer [...]
Named at Nymans, this fine magnolia is becoming better known and appreciated. The pink flower buds open to light pink, star shaped flowers. Our original (planted out in 1975) is now 25' X 12'.
(M. loebneri 'Dr. Merrill') – Came from the Arnold Arboretum decades ago. We even had this plant in our catalog 50 years ago. Doesn’t seem to be in the nursery trade anymore. The tree is an upright grower to 25-30' with white flowers that are [...]
The best of the loebneri varieties. This pure white magnolia just sparkles in the spring.
The largest leafed American tree. We have had 3' leaves on young plants. This is a big (50') tree of great presence. M. 'macrophylla' will not be ignored in any garden. Our original plant wasn't hurt by 12 F. The flowers are 12-15" across in e [...]
This huge foliaged tree will add a tropical look even in cool climates. The leaves can get to 2 1/2-3' long. The creamy white flowers are 12-15' across. M. marophylla will be a real showstopper. (Not good in a windy area).
(M. lennei alba x veitchii) This plant is on of Todd Greshams original hybrids from California. The white flowers are vase shaped and covered in large numbers on a 30' tree.
(denudata x sargentiana 'Robusta Blood Moon'). We sent pollen to Phil Savage (Detroit) and he hybridized and grew some plants to tree size then sent us scion wood. The best of these plants Phil named M. 'Marjory Gossler'. It has large white fl [...]
From Palisade, CO. which is 4700' elevation. It is said to bloom consistently at that elevation in the Rockies. The flowers are pink-purple and seems to be very hardy.
Many years this hybrid is one of the finest of all magnolias in our garden. The 10-12" flowers are a soft pink and even though there aren't as many flowers on the plant as other hybrids, they are very beautiful.
This Gresham hybrid of M liliflora 'Nigra' x M. veitchii has white flowers with a rich pink flush to the base of the tepals.
This hybrid has beautiful rich pink campbelli type flowers. Was damaged at 5° F., but is coming back quickly.
M. denudata x M. stellata 'Waterlily'. This Joe McDaniel hybrid grows in front of Roger's house. Probably the oldest tree anywhere and is 30'x20'. The creamy white flowers have multi tepals and cover the beautiful tree in March.
This plant is an irregular growing to 20'+ plant. The rich purple flowers appear in late March-April. We still have flowers in July-August.
(M. acuminata ‘Big Dude’) This Denis Ledvina hybrid has large deep pink flowers in March. Very hardy.
One of Gresham's original selections. We have grown this plant since the early 70's. M. Royal Crown has been hardy to 0 degrees several times with no damage. The four center tepals stand upright and the other four tepals drop down making a c [...]
A Pickard hybrid from England. M. 'Ruby' is a brighter larger flowering magnolia soulangiana. Rarely offered in the U.S.
Our original plant is 20+' tall after 40 years. This upright grower has small dark green leaves. The white 3-4" flowers are each beautiful in their own right. The pointed tepals and pink rimmed stamens are pretty. The plant is also a mass disp [...]
Very similar to M. sal. 'Elsie Frye'. The big difference is the stamens are showier. Came to us through Ernie Iufer (Ufer). A lovely tree for the smaller garden.
Named for an opera, this form was growing in Strybing Arboretum(San Francisco Botanical Garden). The flowers are A rich, clear pink and are 8-10' across. A very beautiful Magnolia.
We received our original plant from Jane Platt in about 1970. This glorious huge pink flowering magnolia seems a little bit hardier than M. campbellii. One spring our tree was amazing because the 30' plant had about 200 lovely light pink blo [...]
An upright tree (30'x20'). M. 'Sayonara' has large bell shaped white flowers. The flowers are a very pretty shade and color.
An upright narrow grower with pretty deep rich purple flowers. Our 25' tree is only 6-8'wide and covers itself with thee pretty flowers.
Our most recommended magnolia, especially for the small garden. This excellent large shrub-small tree flowers late April - August 1. The flowers are ivory white with red stamens. The pendant flowers are followed by brilliant pink seed pods [...]
Has larger foliage and flowers than the species. This faster grower is grafted on M. sieboldii. The pendant flowers are cream white with maroon stamens.
and blooms in late April through May with smaller creamy blooms like M. sieboldii. The pendant flowers are 3-4" across Very limited availability.
A M. soulangeana 'Lennei' seedling from Tom Dodd’s nursery in Chunchula, AL. Said to be one of the darkest magnolia flowers. The inside of the tepals are pinkish.
Is a very old hybrid from Italy. One of the earliest hybrid magnolias. The 6" flowers are dark purple and are bowl shaped. Still an attractive plant after all these years.
We have had this plant since the 1960's. We found our plant in Portland. It's a slow upright grower to about 12'. The small soulangiana flowers are light purple by the hundreds
We had this lovely saucer magnolia on our catalog cover years ago and were too good at selling it as we sold every plant. Dumb, I had to go buy a large plant in Seattle. The flowers are huge white with a strong pink outside the tepals. M. 'San [...]
Is the larger sister to M. 'Galaxy'. Our big tree is 40'x30' after 40+ years. The flowers are richer purple pink than M. 'Galaxy'. Our original tree came from the National Arboretum and makes a great show each March-April.
The goddess magnolia is a beautiful pink flowering tree. Our original tree is 60 years and is 40'x30'.
This is a great magnolia. Everyone that grows M. 'Star Wars' wouldn't be without the plant. The upright tree has pretty leaves like M. campbelli. The flowers have twisted tepals (hence the name) that are rich purple pink.
This small full growing star magnolia has an upright form. The flowers are soft pink and fully double. The tepals are smaller and lighter color than M. s. 'Jane Platt'. M. s. 'Chrysanthimumiflora' is a good choice for a small area.
The pink star magnolia has only 10-15 tepals. The pink flowers start out fairly dark and fade as they age. We haven't had this plant for many years.
One of the finest plants we ever found. We named this glorious plant for our friend and mentor back in the 80's. This star magnolia can have 60 tepals that are a pretty light pink. We are thrilled that M. ' Jane Platt' received an Award of [...]
This M. stellata cultivar has double the number of tepals that the species has. The white flowers have a pink flush when they open. The plant will get 15-20' and have a huge mass of flowers.
M. 'Pink Royalty' x 'M. 'Daybreak'. Has pretty flowers with pointed sepals. This hardy magnolia has clear pink flowers on a hardy, fast growing plant.
The first named magnolia hybrid is a cross of M. virginiana and M. tripetala. Our original plant is 25' tall and was planted in the 50's. The lemon scented flowers appear in May-July.
This Gresham hybrid has small (3-4") flowers until it gets 10' or more tall, then suddenly the flowers are 8-10" across. The flowers are lovely on our 25' bushy tree.
Comes from seedlngs from Joe McDaniel sent to Don Shadow from Tennessee. This great evergreen tree will get 25'x15'. We sell many plants of M. virginiana in the Willamette Valley because of the wet soils. M. virginiana does very well in wet ar [...]
An incredible glowing red-purple. The first blooms will be an odd purple and we worried it wasn't the correct plant, but it changed drastically with age. Hardy to probably 0° F. The flowers can be up to 12" across in March.
A superb adaptable magnolia that can grow through most of America. The fast growing plant gets quickly to 40'. The new leaves are a pretty purplish and turn deep green in summer. In fall, the narrow leaves turn a lovely golden yellow. The [...]
(Watsoni) We grew and sold this superb plant for 15-20 years, but we can't propagate it. We finally found a source and have a small number available. The ivory flowers have beautiful maroon stamens in May-July. The scent is tropical and is [...]
Hybridized by Joe McDaniel using M. acuminata and M. lilifora. This magnolia is interesting (weird) in that it is purple, green and yellow all in the same flower. Not Roger's favorite, but Marj and many others think it's attractive.
Don't like the name, but it's a pretty soft yellow in late March-April. Will get 30-40 feet tall in time.
This Phil Savage hybrid has light lemon yellow flowers. The very narrow tree would make an excellent street tree.
Is a new hybrid mahonia for us. The lovely yellow flowers appear in fall and winter. This plant will attract hummingbirds all winter for us.
This fine mahonia was discovered in Seattle from seed sent by Arthur Mezies at Strybing Arboretum. The plant will get 10-12' with its great architectural foliage. In winter the yellow flowers glow for weeks attracting hummingbirds and bees.
One of the M. media hybrids (japonica x lomarifolia). One of our finest winter (actually year round) shrubs. The evergreen foliage gets up to 18" long and 12" wide. Our big plants of the media hybrids are 12' tall and make an architectual form [...]
Has broad foliage similar to M. bealii but it has beautiful bluish color under the leaves. We thought it was very tender but M. gracilipes has been down to 5° F. a couple of times. The flowers are copper colored in September-October. Grow t [...]
This Siberian conifer is a chameleon. All spring through fall the low growing plant is deep forest green and in late fall it changed to a purplish tan that adds color all winter. M. decussata forms a low shrub 12"x36" and will grow in full sun [...]
The more we grow this 1' perennial the more we enjoy it. A woodland perennial with small white flowers in June. The dark green leaves turn bright red in the summer-fall.
A Bergenia hybrid with Mukdenia. The flowers look somewhat like Bergenia and are bright pink in spring. All summer, the foliage is deep green and looks like a Mukdenia. In fall, the evergreen foliage will turn red purple.
One of the smallest nandinas. Gets to 18" x 18" with very narrow leaves. Rarely offered. We have been looking for years. A nice evergreen in front of the shrub border.
This tupilo has contorted irregular stems. The adaptable tree comes from the SE U.S. The contorted stems add an extra bonus with its superb orange, red and yellow fall color.
Named for English gardener Collingwood Ingram (of flowering cherry fame). This low growing perennial gets up to 1' tall in bloom with small brilliant blue flowers. In early March-April O. 'Charry Ingram' is a perfect companion for Corylopsis p [...]
This tiny ophiopogon only gets 2-3" tall. This plant makes a nice in filler between rocks or small plants. This cute little plant can also make a tiny container plant. Flowers are white 2-3" tall.
Black Mondo Grass. The black color is actually a sunburn of maximum proportions. It will be green, if put in full shade. Ophiopogon nigrescens is a low growing grassy looking plant. It is great with cyclamen or snowdrops for a great contrast [...]
Has creamy yellow orange flowers in November. The flowers are small, but incredibly fragrant in November. The small of Apricots is intoxicating. The plant is evergreen and can get 12-15' tall.
We never seem to have enough of this evergreen shrub. O. 'San Jose' gets to 15' and is an upright grower. Has been hardy to -12° F. here. The evergreen leaves are holly-like, but don't have sharp points like the holly. The tiny whitish flo [...]
This evergreen shrub grows 4'-5' tall and wide in time. The foliage is holly like and is marbled with yellow on a dark green background.
Has golden holly-like leaves throught the year. Our plant sulked until the magnolia overhead grew. Seems to do best in shade as the color will be best and the plant will thrive.
This will make a 6' x 6' shrub with deep green foliage year round. In spring and early summer (through July) the new foliage is deep purple.
This 4' mounding evergreen is a tough irregular shrub. The foliage is rounded and perhaps 1" long. The foliage is deep green. Don't know when or what the flowers are like as we haven't seen any and can't find any information.
Even though these plants are small we are offering them because we think O. 'Sasaba' is an outstanding plant. The sharply pointed evergreen leaves look somewhat like a small bamboo. We have seen 5-6' upright shrubs of O. 'Sasaba' at Brookside [...]
Blooms in March with white flowers by the hundreds. The plant grows slowly to 6' and has small evergreen foliage.
Sourwood is an eastern U.S. native of great beauty. This small tree (18' x 6' in 30 years) has an upright habit. The flowers look like a pieris mid-summer. In fall, the leaves turn the most brilliant red.
This plant looks very much like P. ludlowii var 'Lutea', but rather than the brilliant yellow flowers, but rather than the brilliant yellow flowers P. delavayii will have deep maroon flowers. The 6-8' shrub will have multiple trunks and specta [...]
The best tree peony! P. 'Gaugin' will get 4' tall and has many peachy orange purple flowers 6" across in April. The combination of colors is stunning every year.
This tree peony has single golden yellow flowers. The plant can get to 8' tall in 20 years. The foliage is typical tree peony form but is longer and narrow. These plants are seedlings so may take 2-3 years to bloom but will have uniform gold, [...]
This beautiful plant obviously comes to us from Boston. The small golden foliage makes a nice light screen on a trellis. Our plant is in full south facing sun and thrives. The new growth in spring will be larger leaves with very small leave [...]
A Lemoine hybrid from the 20's or 30's. The 2" white flowers have a beautiful lavender-purple blush to the center of the flowers. Wonderful fragrance on this 10-12' shrub.
The variegated foliage is soft green with a cream border. The plant will only get to 4-5' tall. This small mock orange will have sparse, but wonderfully fragrant white flowers.
A 6' single white mock orange. The foliage and flowers are small, but very beautiful. The flowers are 1" across and are snow white with a wonderful fragrance. Thank you to Glenn Withy and Charles Price for our original cuttings.
Is a rich golden yellow and green striped New Zealand flax. This distinct selection is really handsome year round.
A 3' variegated phormium with cream and green evergreen leaves. Even though phormiums are not hardy all the time, we have grown them for 30 years. We try to always divide a few and keep in the shade house for winter.
Smaller growing New Zealand flax with pink, peach and purple narrow foliage. A great plant for summer containers.
Narrow deep purple foliage. P. 'Platt's Black' has lots of spiky leaves up to 2' tall.
It is a similar size to 'Flamingo' but has brighter, orange pink color.
P. 'NUGGET' -- Nine Bark -- has golden yellow leaves all summer. This fast, hardy, easy plant will give a pretty pop of color anywhere in the garden.
Is a neat little plant (1'x3'). This spruce is known for its cones, even on very young plants. The new cones are cute, little purple- pink in spring and will turn tan and persist until next year.
The brewer spruce is a southern Oregon native that is now very difficult to find. Our Friend, Dee Grissell, was able to grow seedlings for us. This attractive tree has an upright leader with all the dark green branches weeping to the ground [...]
Is a small (6') shrubby form of our native brewer spruce. Pretty, deep green needles and a much bushier plant than P. Brewiana.
Is an Alberta spruce that will be very small. One site says P. 'Laurin' will be 12"x4" in 10 years. The dark green needles cover the pyramidal plant. Full sun to keep the plant tight and bushy.
This golden needled spruce creates a moderate sized evergreen tree. We have seen 15-20' trees. The needles are short and cover the branches. Best color in winter.
It's interesting to see plants we have introduced to the U.S. gardening community become more widely available. We first grew P. 'Flaming Silver' in the early '80's and still enjoy its beautiful growth and foliage. The new growth is brillian [...]
We have seen this plant for years with long white flowers in February-April. The reason we finally started growing P.'Katsura' is for the deep glossy purple new growth. The purple growth continues to appear through out the summer.
This wonderful smallish shrub has small green foliage with a cream margin. We say smallish because we originally read it could get 2' tall. Our plant is more like 8'. Are we too kind to the plant? Our plant blooms only sporadically each sp [...]
A 2'x2' evergreen shrub that will cover itself with fragrant white flowers. We had this plant years ago and didn't realize how much we missed it.
Can't be sent to CA, FL, HI. During summer this amazing pine is dark green and in late October-November suddenly (1 week) will change to a lovely golden yellow. During winter P. 'Chief Joseph' will be a beacon of golden color. In spring our ea [...]
An over the top foliage plants. This perennial has 6-12"rounded glossy deep green leaves all summer. In late spring the deep purple flowers appear under the huge foliage. By late summer the apricot shaped and colored fruit appear.
This May apple has purple spots all over the green leaves. The large leaves create quite a display each summer. The maroon flowers appear under the large foliage. We grow it throughout our garden in shaded areas.
Marietta O'Byrne brought us a large clump of this handsome woodland perennial. The broad leaves have cream variegation. The plants are 18"-24" tall.
Christmas fern. Has bronze new growth in spring. This 1-2 ft. spreading evergreen does well in numerous climates. Sue Olsen in her superb book 'Garden Ferns' says P. arcrostichoides doesn't do well in the Northwest, but does well in colder or [...]
Frosted Rock Fern-Has evergreen foliage that can get 2' tall with broad foliage and rich deep green color.
Sword Fern- Our native western sword fern is even native in our property. This standard of the landscape industry has been collected in the wild for decades. These are spore grown plants. This easy woodlander adds a simple grace to our gardens [...]
Asian Saber Fern- Is a hardy glossy evergreen fern. The narrow foliage is deep green and narrow. This plant is very tough and easy to grow in the woodland garden.
The tassel fern has a pretty glossy deep green frond on a plant 12"-18" tall. The unfolding croziers are interesting to watch each spring. 5 for $50.00
This plant is so fabulous that fern experts say when you see it, buy it. You may not see P. setiferum 'Bevis' again. This lovely evergreen fern has thin fronds that are curved at the apex.
The best of the "Alaska" ferns actually comes from Europe. We continue to try to keep enough of this fern propagated to keep up with the demand. The fronds are light green and are literally fluffy with so many leaflets. We will try hard to g [...]
Rock Fern- This Asian form of small size. Plants should get to 1' tall. The evergreen fronds are narrow and very graceful.
Named for Loie Benedict who was a gardener in Seattle. This is the best blue flowering pulmonaria we have seen The dark green leaves have a few silver spots.
This great plant gives months of enjoyment. P. longiflora 'Bertram Anderson' has rich blue flowers in March-April. If that was all the plant did, it would still worth growing. But, the deep green narrow foliage has silver sports all summer-fal [...]
Has glorious large silver leaves spring-fall. This easy woodlander has blue-pink flower in early spring.
Golden oak of Cyprus- Is a very beautiful evergreen oak with oval deep green leaves. The undersides of the leaves are a pretty golden color. Will make a small shrubby tree in many years. Sounds like it should be hardy to 0°F. Our plant withsto [...]
This Korean or Chinese native has a super oak leaf. When you think of an oak leaf. Q. 'C.F. Miller' totally fits with it's rounded lobes. The deep green leaves turn to beautiful russet in fall. Many years the leaves will hang on and in this ca [...]
This oak came from Rhodes and was found by Robert & Jelena DeBelder. Don't know the eventual size, but assume it's not huge (seems to grow 6-12" per season). We gave our original plants to friends and they grew it much better than we did. [...]
Shrubby small tree over many years. I always remember Jane Platt's tree that is 20'x15' after 50 years. The large deciduous foliage is almost tropical looking. We have not ever seen this rare plant listed before. One plant per customer.
This tough as nails plant is handsome year round. The bark is black (dark gray) with white spots. Our plants are 12' x 8' after 25 years. The foliage is Â¼" x 6" and is dark green in summer followed by lovely yellow in fall. Incredibly har [...]
Has light pinkish flowers that will turn flesh colored as they age. Sounds strange, but with the blue foliage this is a pretty flowering shrub.
This species will get 8'-10' tall and is fairly narrow. The purple flowers are 2" across and cover the plant in spring.
An unbelievable foliage plant. The glossy deep green leaves are lovely year round. But in late spring the new growth as glorious rusty. Our largest (15 years old) is 12"x18".
A rhododendron repens hybrid that will have deep red flowers on a plant 6-8" tall and 24" wide.
One of Jim Gerdeman's hybrids from Yachats, OR. This maddenii hybrid is white with a yellow and pink markings. The nutmeg scent is wonderful.
(R. Kusku 'Yaku Fairy' x R. racemosum 'White Lace'). One of Peter Sox's bird series of hybrids. This handsome low growing hybrid will be covered with great numbers of white flowers in April.
Named by Earl Sommerville. This golden yellow native azalea is from the southeast U.S. and is quite striking in May. We are trying to get more plants of our southern native azaleas for their beauty and summer flowering.
Named by Thompson's Nursery, Waldport, OR. This hybrid has pink flowers. But, the main reason for growing are the large, deep green oval leaves. This foliage makes an attractive rounded shrub.
This hybrid has been around the northwest for a long time. The flowers are red in a lax truss in May. The new foliage is dark purple during early summer. Our 10 year old plant is 2 x 2'.
One of our oldest maddeni hybrids. We have had R.'Elsie Frye' since the mid 60's. We grow our old plants in large containers in the shade house (plastic cover in winter and some heat to keep to 15-18° F, The large white and pink flowers sc [...]
A new rhododendron hybrid. The deep red purple new growth is incredible. The leaves eventually turn deep purple. The indumentum is deep burgundy year round. The red bell like flowers are a pretty addition.
Has fairly long deep green leaves with pretty deep rusty indumentum. Flowers are rich pink in May.
This hybrid with large white flowers in April. The truss will have only 3 or 4 flowers, but they are large and have a superb nutmeg scent. R. 'Fragrantissimum' isn't hardy here, but will do very well in a container to move inside during cold [...]
One of our favorite rhododendrons. R. 'Golfer' is a R. pseudochrysanthum hybrid with gorgeous tomentum all over the leaves in summer. Our 30+ year old is 3'x3' and grows in filtered shade. The apple blossom flowers appear in April. Superb!
A hybrid rhododendron with upright growth to 6'. The narrow leaves are dark greenish purple especially in winter. The plant is covered with small white flowers by the thousands. Rarely offered.
This cute dwarf rhododendron species has tiny gray green leaves that are so fragrant. The tiny (1") purple flowers literally cover the 18x18" shrublet.
This species has almost mirror-like golden indumentum under the leaves. The biggest R. insigne I have seen is about 6' x 4' after 40 years. Deep green heavily veined foliage.
This evergreen Azalea has small deep green leaves on a bushy little shrub (12"x18") the tight growing plant will color itself with peachy orange flowers.
This is a tiny, little rhododendron. We have seen 12"x 36" plants. The leaves are relatively large for such a small plant. The flowers are soft yellow in March. Great for the rock garden to tumble over stones.
Has rusty colored indumentum and tomentum. This pretty foliage shrub will get 18"x18" in time. Flowers are small, but the foliage is so amazing. The flowers are not missed.
Is somewhat like R. 'Teddy Bear' but has lighter indumentums year round. This is a truly a great foliage plant.
When people see this fabulous foliage plant they never guess it's a rhododendron. This is possibly the most unusual rhododendron. The leaves are 1/4" wide x 3" long. In late spring the lavender flowers have the same form as the foliage.
has fairly narrow leaves with beautiful fawn colored indumentum year round.
This dwarf rhododendron has pretty white flowers in spring. The evergreen leaves are narrow and dark green. Needs good drainage to thrive.
This round leafed rhododendron has some of the most beautiful bell shaped flowers imaginable. Not the typical rhododendron truss, but deep glowing pink bells in April.
This hybrid from Boston has been around for years but has great attributes. This rhododendron is hardy (-25° F.) has great sun tolerance (full south facing sun here), pretty pinkish-purple flowers and deep green foliage. In fall the leaves t [...]
This R. racemosum hybrid is small growing (to 18"x12"). The soft pink flowers cover the plant in March-early April. The new growth is burnished purple.
(PP 27,780) This extraordinary hardy evergreen rhododendron is a great landscape plant. This plant will grow in south facing sun. The foliage is deep green and will turn purple in the fall. The small lavender pink trusses cover the plant.
One of the most beautiful foliage plants we grow! Our oldest plant is about 25 year old and is 4' x 2'. The flowers are apple blossom pink, After the flowers the new foliage has beautiful silver tomentum through the summer. The deep green [...]
This shrub has rounded leaves with hairs over the top of the leaves. This maddenii hybrid has golden yellow flowers in March.
Is an upright plant (4-5' in time). The stems are deep purple year round. The foliage is dark green. In late March the small rich pink flowers cover the plants head to toe. If the plant thins out, just cut down to 6" after flowering and t [...]
The royal azalea is a 6' shrub. This deciduous plant has very pretty light pink flowers in early spring. Hardy. Even in New England.
The most enormous leaves imaginable. We have seen leaves 2' long on the Oregon coast. This spectacular foliage plant also has large bell-shaped yellow flowers in large trusses. Hardy to 5-10° F.
One of the most un-rhododendron like rhododendrons. The irregular shrub can get to 6'. The orange and yellow flowers are tubes 2-3' long. We sell most of the plants to non rhododendron people.
An amazingly narrow deciduous foliage covers this 2' shrub. The soft pink flowers are also really narrow.
Is a southeastern U.S. native. This deciduous azalea blooms in early March with light pink fairly small flowers. This plant makes an elegant shrub for the garden
Has lovely small pink flowers with a pretty yellow blotch. This Summerville hybrid is another of the S.E. U.S. native azaleas.
Our plants are 20 years old and are 18"x 48" wide. The plants are so beautiful with their oval leaves. The new growth is bronze-purple changing to deep green. The large bell- shaped flowers are light pink in April.
We like the plant not the name. Our plant is 2' x 3' and gets the best from both parents. The foliage is truly outstanding year round. Plants don't get much better than R. 'Yac Pac'.
Similar to R. 'Yaku Angel'. We have had this plant for 40+ years. The deep green foliage is very narrow and long. The flowers, if really needed, are apple blossom pink.
One of the great yakushimanum selections. The broad-leafed plant will have light tan tomentom /indumentom. Eventually a 6' shrub over many years. Hardy to cold and heat. Flowers are apple blossom white/pink.
A cross between a red and a yellow flowering currant that creates a peachy orange flower in early spring. This 6' Plant has hundreds of peachy racemes. A quick easy grower with lots of color in spring.
An evergreen flowering currant with chartreuse green flowers in spring. This is one of the plants we usually have at the nursery, but we don't propagate enough for the catalog. This is an interesting 18" x 48" shrub for the semi-shade
Is a great flowering current. This native to the west coast had to go to Europe to be appreciated. The 6-8' shrub grows amazingly fast and makes a show each March with its red flowers.
The golden leafed black locust has brilliant yellow foliage all summer with no green at the center of the tree. This year we have 1'-2' plants which will be great to ship. R. 'Frisia' grows 4-6 feet per year.
Has dark purple new growth in spring turning green in summer. R. 'Bronze Form' will eventually get 3-4' across and 1 1/2' tall.
Has large bold foliage all spring and fall. The new growthis burgundy colored and changes to green for summer and eventually yellow for fall. Rodgersias are excellent foliage plants even in sluggy gardens.
Fried egg plant. This California native is perfectly hardy here. R. coulteri is a very adaptable sub shrub (will freeze to ground most years). This suckering shrub will grow in very dry soil or well- drained watered garden. The flowers are w [...]
This single rich red rose is an upright grower. Our plant is tied to a trellis and blooms from May-September.
This is the 'true' R. moyseii Geranium (there are many imposters). A 10-12' shrub with single red flowers (Red is only a general description. It is a really different red). In late summer-fall the hips turn a glorious peachy orange.
The wing thorn rose has glorious red thorns that the sun will shine through. We let our plants grow a year then cut down to 1'. That way we get the biggest red thorns each year. White flowers are small (1") but don't appear when cut back each [...]
This low growing evergreen ground cover is a great plant for sun or shade. The netted foliage is deep green year round. The yellow blackberries are sweet in summer. Doesn't seed or run but slowly spreads.
A fabulous blackberry. It's hard to imagine saying a blackberry is a great ornamental but this plant has 2" crepe paper white flowers in May-July. Rubus tridel 'Benenden' is a 8-10 foot shrub with an open growth habit with the white flowers [...]
This willow is one of the greatest for stem color in winter. We cut back our plant in March so it gets 8-10' tall each fall. When the narrow dark green leaves drop the amazing red-orange stems positively glisten all winter. Will grow in wet [...]
We received our cuttings from Gary Kolher and since have discovered its columnar contorted shape and red winter stems. This plant has great possibilities.
One of the smallest shrublets we grow. Our 8 year old plant is 6" x 3". This cute plant has Â¼" oval foliage that is deep green with deep veins. We only recommend in a container or a small rock garden. These plants are only 4" tall. Extraordin [...]
This willow has the narrowest leaves imaginable. The deep green leaves will be Â¼"x4". This plant will make a small tree in time. We, however, prune our plant hard every spring so it will get 6-8'.
A great ground cover that has large (2" x 2") round leaves that are deep green with prominent veins. Yellow fall color then an interesting branch structure during winter. Can grow in full sun to semi-shade. Very adaptable plant for may posi [...]
This shrub has long deep green leaves on a 2' plant. The stems are purple year round. The plant grows great in shade and blooms in January-February with sweetly scented white flowers
This sweet box has much smaller foliage and structure than S. hookinana 'Humilis'. The flowers are small white puffs in winter that have an excellent fragrance.
Is a 2'-3' suckering shrub. The glossy evergreen leaves are attractive all year in January--March. The small white flowers have a wonderful fragrance.
Is one of America's most beautiful foliage trees. We know this can be a thicket former, but here in the Northwest it's a beautiful tree. Can be planted in dry area and watered for the first couple of years, then allowed to exist without addi [...]
This relatively common houseplant is surprisingly hardy. S. delavayi withstood will below 0 F in Eugene. I have seen 8' plants in Portland. The evergreen leaves are deep green and glossy. Our plant took a while to start to thrive. It now is a [...]
A climbing hydrangea relative from Japan. The silver leaves have dark green veining making a nice combination. Our plant is 20' tall after 20' years and rarely blooms (white lace cap.)
This light pink (almost white) Kaffir lily makes a nice show in front of callicarpa 'Profusion'.
We are thrilled with our named variety. It is in England and we regularly see S. 'Oregon Sunset' in lists and nurseries throughout the west. Bright red flowers on a vigorous plant.
This light pink (almost white) lily makes a nice show in front of Callicarpa 'Profusion'.
A new (to us) schizostylis. The white flowers appear in August and continue through fall.
Has bright pink flowers on 18 inch stems late August - November.
The umbrella pine. These seedlings or cuttings will make a nice evergreen tree. These are a good alternative for the more expensive cultivars.
Syn. of S. 'Sternschnuppe'. S. 'Green Star' has short needles that are deep green year round. This is a small grower to maybe 10-12'. Very attractive in the garden.
Is an upright narrow umbrella pine. It is said to withstand snow loads better than the species. This bushy plant seems to be slow growing. 8'-10' in 10 years.
Seems to be the lowest growing of any of the coast redwoods. Our 10 year old plant is 6"x18". The light green needles appear on slightly weeping stems. Lovely growing over a wall.
Spike winter tail has 6-8" stiff yellow racemones in early spring. The plant can get 12-15' in time. The flowers are so stiff, they can be turned upside down and will remain upright.
We look at his plant strictly for its narrow (long leaves). Our plant in the garden has 6" long and 1/2" wide leaves on an irregular open plant. The flowers are 4" spikes of yellow in early spring.
Is an upright stewartia with rich red-orange fall color. The flowers are produced in great numbers May and July.
has the prettiest flower of any stewartia. The 2" white flowers have deep purple stamens creating a striking individual flower. This southeast U.S. shrub has been hardy to -10° with us. The plant doesn't have beautiful fall color or strikin [...]
One of the most beautiful trees in our garden. S. monodelpha has incredible flaking, tan, orange bark. The dark green foliage turns brilliant orange, purple, red. Each plant of S. monadelpha has a different fall color. The flowers are small, w [...]
This stewartia is probably the finest for general cultivation. The bark flakes off like a sycamore and has patches of creamy gray, brown, and orange. The flowers are white and have orange stamens. The green foliage turns flaming crimson and y [...]
Guy Mitchum found this beautiful form of an already glorious tree. The deep green leaves have a silver sheen to them. These plants will create a real show stopper in the woodland garden. Flowers and bark are also lovely.
Is a columnar form. The original 15 year old plant is 12'x3'. This plant makes a nice addition to the small garden. It is a narrow plant with some height. Flowers are similar size to S. pseudo. 'Ballet', but a much narrower tree. Also came fro [...]
The "œbeeked stewartia". Our plant came from Brian Mulligan in the 80's and is 30' x 14', The flowers are white in May and June followed by beautiful maroon seed pods. The fall color is dark red-purple. Either rare or extinct in China.
The plant looks like S. pseudocamellia with its upright growth, beautiful green summer foliage and red fall color. The flowers are similar to both parents (the look of S. pseudocamellia ) with the stamens being reddish pink. This is our firs [...]
Our plant came from Duncan and Davis in the 80's. This plant is now a 15-18' small tree. The bark shreds off all year. The small white flowers are produced by the hundreds in June-July. In fall, the small leaves turn such brilliant red. It tru [...]
Comes to us from Crispin Silva. He discovered this seedling 10-12 years ago. The original plant is 6'x2' and a full bushy plant. The flowers are typical S. sinensis and fall color is brilliant red-orange. This new Stewartia can be grown in ver [...]
We don't grow many grasses, but really enjoy their look in the garden. We have S. gigantea because of its lighter than air flowers. The evergreen foliage gets up to 18" tall. Then, in late spring, shiny stems go to 6' and move constantly in th [...]
Similar to s. obassia but much smaller. The 3"x3" leaves are medium green. This upright irregular shrubby small tree has white fragrant flowers in May-June. Rarely offered interesting plant.
Found on Shohuckson Island, South Korea by J.C. Raulston. We first saw the original plant in a greenhouse at NCSU. J.C. was very good at getting plants out to the public and 2 years later we asked if he had any plants available. He said 4" or [...]
(PPAF) When I first saw this plant, it was immediate lust. In full sun the foliage is so dark purple it's black. The flowers are stunning against the dark foliage. When grown in shade the foliage is more purplish. We only have a small numb [...]
(PPAF) We have had Styrax japonica 'Carillon' for many years and it's a beautiful small tree. The only problem is our 30 year old plant is 12' X 12'. So it takes up a lot of room in a small garden, however beautiful it is. We found out about [...]
(PPAF) From the same nurseryman with an excellent eye for new plants (see above). Foliage is what it's all about! The foliage on this styrax is deep green with bright splashes of creamy white. We have seen plants of Styrax 'Frosted Emerald' [...]
This is a weeping Styrax japonica with pretty pink flowers. The plant seems to be narrow growing and all the stems weep. So, makes a pretty plant even in winter with the arching form.
An evergreen witch hazel relative from China that will grow to 20'. The narrow deep green leaves cover the plant making it an excellent screening plant. The small yellow puffs of flowers appear in March. The upright shrub will grow in full fun [...]
The narrow foliage is 1/2 x 3" and is deep green. Will make a handsome shrub with striking foliage.
This comfry has large 18" leaves that are green in the center and more yellow on the broad margins. The plant can get to 2'. But, best cut back late spring to re-grow the lovely leaves.
Is a snow berry with soft pink fruit completely covering the 4' shrub. This plant can be used in the dry, native type garden or the watered garden.
Has rich purple flowers in April-May. Followed by some sporadic flowers later in the season. This plant only gets 4-5' tall. It is hardy and floriferous.
This yew is as narrow as a beanpole. The 8' plant will get to 1' wide. The deep green needles on the upright plant makes quite a statement in the garden.
Has yellow needles similar to T. standishii. This plant will get 10'x2'.
A tiny yew that is amazingly dense. Touch the plant and it springs back. The tiny needles are deep green. The plant will have red fruit in fall.
This Irish yew has beautiful golden foliage year round on a columnar form. Makes quite a statement in the garden.
Vibrant gold foliage year round. This broad growing yew will make bright evergreen shrub.
Currently sold out and no longer available.
We just found this fun plant this summer. The star jasmine has evergreen glossy foliage. This vine will cover itself with very soft pink, fragrant flowers.
The star jasmine is a standard in warm climate areas and over the last 15-20 years is seen regularly in the Willamette Valley. The species has deep green leaves and white star shaped very fragrant flowers. This cultivar has deep golden leaves [...]
The windmill palm is one of the hardiest palms we can grow. The parent plant went through -12° F. and 0° F. two times. A superb palm from China for that tropical touch. Also, makes a fine container specimen.
A slow growing windmill palm. We have a 8 year old plant that is 3' tall. Looks like T. fortunei, but the leaves are smaller and stiffer. A great container plant. Will survive to 5-10 F.
Has purple flowers with a huge amount of deep purple spots. This woodlander blooms in late August adding a subtle hint of color
The Japanese Wheel Tree. Trochodendron is a small evergreen tree of subtle beauty. The bronze new growth expands as a single shoot then during the growth season it branches. (It doesn't stop growing, but essentially pinches itself.) The larges [...]
Our mountain hemlock from high in the Cascade Mountains. We don't see this plant until about 6000' feet. The mountain hemlock will be one of the last windblown trees at the tree line. The irregular stems are covered with gray green needles. [...]
This is our native mountain hemlock from high elevations in the cascades around Crater Lake. The narrow snow and wind contorted branches are so amazing. This is my favorite native (conifer, or anything else). It doesn't sound like it could get [...]
For years we have grown this superb plant for its blue foliage all spring-fall. In late fall (December) the orange, red and yellow fall color appears. During summer we get a month and half of sweet fruit. V. 'Sunshine Blue' is cold hardy as [...]
This plant originally from Wales has been in Northwest gardens for decades. V. 'Dawn' starts blooming in November and continues until March. The small clusters of pink flowers have a wonderful sweet musky scent all winter..
Has glorious rich pink flowers in January and February. The flowers are much larger and showier than V. 'Dawn'.
This viburnum has golden leaves from April-October. The leaves are a nice golden color to back up the white lace cap flowers in June.
We saw this lovely shrub for sale at the Farwest Nursery Show for several years before finally buying it. In late summer the 6' shrub covers itself with golden yellow clusters of fruit. As the fall comes (August) the fruit will be flushed wi [...]
We still think this is the best of the pink V. tomentosum varieties. We got our original cuttings from Connie Hansen, Lincoln City, OR. The lovely pink flowers are backed by deep purple new foliage.
This double file viburnum is pretty every May-June with its thousands of pink flowers on top of the branches. In late summer the red fruit are also a nice show.
Is a tomentosum selection. Our old plant (30 years) is 10x10'. In spring, this plant has hundreds of popcorn white flowers. The flowers are 2-3" across and are snow white.
This glossy foliaged evergreen makes a beautiful mound 4-5' tall. The leaves are narrow and are very deep green. Flowers are white followed by black fruit in fall.
This great shrub makes a 12-15'x8' shrub over many years. Will grow in full sun or shade. Our plant blooms in April-early June with masses of white flowers. The plant will continue to bloom sporadically through the summer and fall.
Whenever we see wisterias, we are most attracted to this plant. This small (read safer, not agressive) plant has lavender-purple flowers 6-8 inches long that bloom early summer then sporadically through the rest of the summer.
Giant Chain Fern is a native to coastal California to British Columbia. The plant can get 4-8' wide with evergreen fronds. Should be in a protected spot. Our plant is among rhododendrons and withstood 6-8 degrees.
This fern has been hardy in our garden at 5 degrees but is said to be zone 8. The evergreen foliage appears in spring through summer and is rich rusty red. By fall the large tropical looking fronds will get 18" long. Spectacular plants will [...]
This yucca has a broad yellow center to the leaf. The margin is dark green so the foliage effect is overall golden from a distance. This easy grower is hardy in well drained full sun.
This zenobia has dusty blue foliage all summer and fall. The foliage will change color to golds, orange and red in December and January. The flowers are white bells in June.
Don't remember where we got this plant but it's a real find. The deep green glossy foliage is pretty all summer. In November-December the leaves turn shades of yellow, orange and red. In June the bell shaped flowers are a lovely light pink.