Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Spring 2020

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Callicarpa dichotoma 'Duet' variegated white beautyberry
Recently released by the U.S. National Arboretum and shared with us by plantsman Ted Stephens, this fabulous, variegated sport of C. dichotoma f. albafructus was discovered at Tennessee Technological University by Dr. Gary Bachman and Mr. Edgar Davis. A gracefully rounded, deciduous shrub, to 5-6 ft tall, the medium green leaves dressed with creamy yellow margins fading to white and clusters of white berries from late summer into late autumn. Easy in full sun to half shade with regular summer for best fruiting. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5-8.
Lamiaceae $16 3D

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Callistemon 'White Anzac' white bottlebrush
Just as the cultivar name suggests, this bottlebrush has the white flowers fading to cream of the genus appearing in spring and early summer. Found on Anzac Cover in New Zealand as a form of C. citrinus and reaches 4 ft tall or so with substantial evergreen leaves. Full sun, not much summer water. USDA zone 9
Myrtaceae $14 2D

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Callistemon pallidus 'Best Blue' lemon bottlebrush
A Cistus introduction: definitely a collector's callistemon, selected from our blues. Dense evergreen shrub, marked by its striking, aromatic, blue leaves and new growth made silky with silver hairs. Blooms in late spring to early summer with pale yellow bottlebrush flowers, a nice contrast to the blue foliage. To 10 ft tall x 8 ft wide. Best in full sun and lean, well-drained soil with regular summer water until established. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $15 2D

Callistemon pityoides 'Kosciuszko Princess'

Callistemon pityoides 'Kosciuszko Princess'alpine bottlebrush
A particularly frost hardy callistemon collected on the upper slopes of Australia's Mt. Kosciuszko, this small bottlebrush, to 3-6 ft tall, has finely textured, long and narrow, evergreen leaves and pale yellow, “bottlebrush” flowers in late spring and early summer. Best in full sun to part shade with summer water, though quite drought tolerant once established. One of the hardiest of the genus, performing well to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Myrtaceae $15 2D

Callistemon rigidus 'Clemson Hardy'

Callistemon rigidus 'Clemson Hardy'red bottlebrush
From Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana comes this extra hardy selection of bottlebrush that has withstood -9F. Quickly growing to 6 ft by 6 ft with lovely salmon-colored new growth, huge blooms of deep red throughout the summer, and evergreen foliage year-round. Great for a sunny, neglected spot. Works great in a container or in clay soils as well. Excellent.
Myrtaceae $16 2D

Calycanthus occidentalis

Calycanthus occidentalisspice bush
Deciduous shrub, 8-10 ft tall, native to the mountains of central and northern California. “Fancy” red-maroon flowers appear late spring to late summer Lovely and slightly aromatic though the leaves and twigs are the truly spicy element. Prefers sun; accepts part shade. Likes well-drained soil and moisture. Somewhat deer resistant. Frost hardy to the single digits F, upper USDA zone 7.
Calycanthaceae $12 4D

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Calycanthus occidentalis - Josephine Co. Oregon
This represents the northern-most distribution of a lovely Oregon native deciduous shrub with the only other species residing in Florida and Asia. Growing along seasonally dry creeks, these plants can reach 6-8' height with equal spread. Deep red flowers in spring then, with this strain, throughout summer smelling of a rich red wine, sadly more like Elmer's glue with the afternoon heat... can't win them all! Attractive seed pods and lemon yellow fall color. Sun or shade, any drainage, dry in summer USDA zone 7
$15 3D

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Camellia reticulata [Wilson/Coos Bay]
These lovely creatures represent offspring from quite possibly the first species to reach North America. Arrived from E. A. Wilson's collection, they were given to friends along the Oregon coast and have thriven there. To 15 feet or more with patchy, tan and green bark, large 5" plus leaves and flowers to 6" in deep shades of pink. They can be used as an elegant small garden tree. USDA Zone 8, some summer water/afternoon shade helpful where hot.
Theaceae $18 3D

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Camellia sasanqua 'Narumigata'
A lovely plant, at one point nearly lost in cultivation. Ours comes from Portland's historic Platt garden where it has reached an astoundingly beautiful 10 ft or more in 30 something years. A full rounded shrub with beautiful bark and glossy leaves that support 2-3" white to pale rose flowers edged in rose-salmon. Quite fragrant, they begin flowering in early to mid October and continue through February. Full sun to dappled shade with regular summer water. Temperatures at the upper edges of USDA zone 7 has presented no problems.
Theaceae $16 2D

Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea
Southeastern native sedge that does best in a relatively damp situation. Broad handsome leaves linger all summer. Tufted habit to 2 ft tall or so. Full sun if very damp; shade if in a drier site. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Cyperaceae $12 4in

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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'
Fresh off the ship, this Terra Nova introduction from the days of yore proves a cheerful garden component, with warm yellow stripes on dark green thickly textured leaves. Deciduous, admires shade and even moisture. USDA zone 4. Very good container specimen. Don't forget where it is and put a shovel through it when dormancy strikes!
Cyperaceae $12 4D

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Carpenteria californica - Sean’s Clone
From our 1990 collection in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada, this particularly vigorous clone has a rounded form and large, glossy leaves that remain a bit more sturdily evergreen with summer drought. Clusters of late spring flowers, white with yellow stamens are smaller than the popular cultivar 'Elizabeth,' but with more numerous and ruffled petals that almost appear double. Can be trimmed into a hedge or "lifted" to reveal the flaky, golden bark. Accepting of summer water on the West Coast but also quite drought hardy in well-drained soil and full sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to 8F, upper USDA zone 7.
Hydrangeaceae $16 4D

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Casuarina glauca gray she-oak
A most attractive Australian "she-oak,” this from seed collected at some elevation. A medium tree, to 30 ft or more, with wispy, blue foliage, the "leaves" expressed as tiny scales on small, multi-branched stems and providing wispy blue foliage. Full sun is best for blueness. Very drought tolerant but accepts summer water as well. Evergreen in USDA zone 8 and up; surprisingly perennial in zone 7. Impressive. Very good container subject. Somewhat invasive in Florida and Hawaii.
Casuarinaceae $14 4D

Cautleya spicata

Cautleya spicatahimalayan ginger
A fabulous, hardy true ginger with slender, deep green leaves in clumps to about 3 ft tall x 2 ft wide and spikes of yellow, summer flowers surrounded by deep red bracts that continue after the flowers fade. Easy in the garden in part sun to shade with regular water for consistent moisture. Very tropical and frost hardy to at least 10F, USDA zone 8, with reports of success in zone 7. Mulch for extra winter protection.
Zingiberaceae $14 4D

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Oregon Missed'
A chance seedling in the Cistus Nursery garden. Arising from a cross between a Paul Bonine/Greg Sheperd introduction, 'Oregon Mist', and the old selection 'Victoria', possessing full rounded leaves and rather dense growth of Victoria, but the quick upright form of 'Oregon Mist'. The seedling was noticed at the base of our original Oregon Mist specimen after it's untimely death at the age of over 10 years, at nearly 20' in height. Excellent screening plant, with dry position, where horizontal space is precious. Pleasing light blue flowers, early to midspring, sometimes repeated. USDA zone 7.
Rhamnaceae $15 3D

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Ceanothus x 'Cielo Blue'
A Cistus nursery introduction; this cross between our coastal native C. thyrsiflorus and C. caeruleus from NE. Mexico has the ease of cultivation of both parents with the addition of more summer water tolerance. Quarter inch leaves on fine textured shrubs 3-4 feet eventually to 5, with soft blue flowers mid to late spring and often again in autumn. Bright light, well drained soil USDA zone 7. Excellent planted as a low hedge.
Rhamnaceae $12 2D

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Ceanothus x SBH 12334a

$14 2D

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Ceratostigma griffithii blue leadwort
Clouds of sky-blue flowers coat this small, evergreen sub-shrub through the summer. Handsome blue-green leaves when not in flower. Full to part sun with regular summer water. Usually 2 ft tall and as wide. Cold hardy in USDA zone 7.
Plumbaginaceae $11 3D

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Cestrum nocturnum lady of the night
Forget the cocktails and repartee, this night blooming jessamine is reason enough to stay out on the patio after dark. Intoxicating creamy white blooms in mid to late summer on this 8 ft shrub for sun and well-drained soil with regular summer water. A die-back perennial, going to ground after a freeze and resprouting in spring. Root hardy in USDA zone 8. Fine in containers as well.
Solanaceae $11 4D

Chamaecereus sylvestripeanut cactus

Cactaceae $12 4in

Chamaedorea radicalis

Chamaedorea radicalismexican parlor palm
This little sweetheart thrives for us in the Portland area, weathering winters well and happy as a clam in half shade with consistent moisture. Single stems, but spreads by suckers. From our own collections in NE Mexico. Tops out at waist height. Mulch well. Zone 8
Arecaceae $18 4D

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Chasmanthe floribunda 'variegata'

Iridaceae $11 4D

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Chasmatophyllum musculinum Yellow Mountain Mesemb, Yellow Swallowtail Mesemb
Extremely tough and easy to grow succulent groundcover that forms a tight mat of evergreen foliage and a long-blooming display of bright yellow flowers that open in the afternoon sun. Water regularly in summer but allow to dry out between. Needs little to no winter irrigation, so valuable as an attractive potted specimen planted in porous soil. Part sun to full sun, if acclimated. Frost hardy to -10 degrees.
Aizoaceae $11 3D

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Chionochloa rubra red tussock grass
Lovely, dense tussock grass from New Zealand, to 3-5 ft tall, with long, lax leaves and an over all reddish cast making a fine textured presence. Best in sun with adequate summer water, but tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Remains evergreen in winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Poaceae $12 4D

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Choisya 'Goldfingers' mexican mock orange
Lovely, golden form of the Mexican orange, an evergreen shrub, to 6 ft tall or so and 4-5 ft wide, the narrow leaves pale yellow in new growth maturing to green, a bi-color contrast. Foliage is aromatic as well, emitting a spicy-sweet smell when brushed or crushed. Single white flowers are abundant in spring and often again in fall. Protection from the western sun is best in the hottest climates; otherwise full sun to part shade in well drained soil with some summer water. A great landscape plant, easy and rewarding. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Rutaceae $16 3D

Choisya 'Goldstone'

Choisya 'Goldstone'mexican mock orange
A Cistus introduction with the stoutness of C. mexicana and the fine feathery leaves of Choisya arizonica, the new leaves and stems emerging golden green and slowly aging to a handsome forest green. Evergreen, to 2.5-3 ft tall with a mounding habit. Nickel-sized, sweetly fragrant, white flowers appear in spring and then again periodically until late fall. Best in dappled shade to full sun in decently drained soil and at least occasional summer water where dry. An excellent container plant. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Rutaceae $14 2D

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Choisya dumosa

Rutaceae $15 2D

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'mexican orange
Golden foliaged Mexican orange contrasts nicely with its green leaved parent. Evergreen shrub, to 3-5 ft tall and wide, with shiny, dense, aromatic foliage and citrus-scented white flowers in spring, occasionally in summer with a second flush in autumn. Full sun to morning sun in hottest climates and regular garden water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 8.
Rutaceae $12 2D

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Chrystanthemum 'Cottage Apricot'

Asteraceae $9 3D

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Cinnamomum japonicum - Mike Remmick
This handsome clone, an individual from seed given plantsman Mike Remmick some years ago, has attained a beautifully pyramidal evergreen tree in his McMinnville OR. garden. To about 25 feet in a dozen years. Long pleasing green leaves with blue undersides, and easy in the garden if given occasional summer water in dry climates. Full sun to dappled shade and decent drainage. Among the hardiest to cold of the genus, to USDA zone 7
Lauraceae $19 4D

Cistus libanotis 'Major'

Cistus libanotis 'Major'rock rose
A vigorous and free flowering rock rose, to 4 ft, evergreen, its dark, narrow leaves creating a somewhat delicate texture. In spring, erect racemes of white flowers with red sepals appear at the end of each branch. Like the species, found growing on rocky slopes in southern Portugal and Spain, this form likes good drainage and mineral soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $12 4D

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Cistus x 'Christopher Gable'

Cistaceae $12 2D

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink'

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink'
Perhaps our favorite rockrose for its all around usefulness. To 4 ft tall and attractive in and out of flower. Grey leaves set off the soft pink flowers in late spring. It’s a real Sarah Hammond plant. Full sun and lean soil. Cold hardy to USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $14 3D

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Cistus x cyprius 'Troubadour'
This cistus was selected from a cross between C. ladanifer and C. laurifolius, and exhibits a blend of traits from both with classic, white cistus flowers in spring, a signature red blotch at the base of each petal, and leaves that are dark green on top and gray below, evergreen of course. Growth is fairly upright growth then widely sprawling, to 4 ft x 5 ft or more. Best in full sun and average to poor soil, with a bit of summer water now and again. Frost hardy to bottom of USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $15 3D

Cistus x dansereaui 'Portmeirion'

Cistus x dansereaui 'Portmeirion'rock rose
Evergreen rock rose, a cross between C. ladanifer and C. inflatus, this selection being somewhat more diminutive than the species, clumping to 4 ft tall or so x 4 ft wide. Leaves are shiny green, and slightly sticky from the infusion of slightly aromatic labdanum oil from the C. ladanifer parent. Spring flowers are pure white and somewhat ruffled. An excellent choice for the dry garden in sun and good drainage. Summer drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $12 3D

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Cistus x florentinus
Nicely mounding, delicate-looking, white-flowering Cistus that will reach 3' in height and 5-6' in width over time. Deep green leaves provide nice contrast to the almost all-white flower petals. Full sun is best with excellent drainage, though it will adapt to almost any soil condition. Indeed a tough plant that is very drought tolerant once established and can handle salt air and high winds. USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $12 2D

Citrus aurantium var. myrtifolia

Citrus aurantium var. myrtifoliabitter orange
Very pretty, small compact shrub or small tree to 8-10 ft tall with small, indeed, myrtle-like leaves that are glossy green. Found as a bud mutation on old sour orange trees in Florida, these are thornless! Spring flowers are white and sweetly fragrant, producing small, bumpy skinned fruit, edible but sour. Full sun, rich soil, and summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zones 9-11 with a fighting chance in zone 8.
Rutaceae $14 4D

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Clematis paniculata sweet autumn clematis
Another gem from New Zealand, this low clambering or scandent vine, to 15 ft or so, has leaves to 2” dappled or entirely the color of... uncooked liver...Wow! Actually quite lovely in the landscape. Frequently encountered in Hobbit movies; otherwise rare in cultivation in the northern hemisphere. Small, creamy white flowers in abundance in August and September, but, really, the leaves are the true attraction. Moist, rather infertile ground. Full sun for best color though quite happy in shade. Low end of USDA zone 8. Great container plant.
Ranunculaceae $14 3D

Clematis x cartmanii 'Joe'

Clematis x cartmanii 'Joe'
Tough evergreen clematis, spectacularly floriferous with white, cup-shaped flowers that nearly hide the foliage in early spring. This cross between New Zealand species C. marmoraria and C. paniculata is a non-climber, to 5-6 ft tall, happy spilling its fern-like, cut foliage over walls or containers or tied upright to display the gorgeous flowers. Full sun with good drainage, regular summer water, and protection to keep the roots cool. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Ranunculaceae $15 2D

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Cleyera japonica 'Variegata'
Large shrub in the Camellia family grown for its stunning, evergreen, variegated foliage and also for its sweetly scented, cream, spring flowers. Half sun, good summer water. Plants in the Pacific Northwest usually reach 6 ft or so. Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Pentaphylacaceae $16 2D

Clianthus puniceus

Clianthus puniceuslobster claw, parrot's beak
Brilliant carmine-red, 3-4" flowers -- looking like, say, a lobster claw? a parrot's beak? certainly something exotic -- adorn this wonderful shrubby perennial in May and June. This New Zealand native reaches 4-8 ft tall and wide with arching, woody branches, dark green pinnate leaves and those fabulous flowers in early summer. Enjoys rich, well-drained soil in a warm, bright spot -- perhaps against a wall -- with regular summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, in a protected spot and evergreen above 20F, zone 9.
Fabaceae $11 3D

Colletia hystrix

Colletia hystrixbarbed wire bush
A very prickly shrub, as one of its common names, crucifixion thorn suggests, but also striking with its tiny, inconspicuous, deciduous leaves on gray-green, rounded spine-tipped stems that do most of photosynthesis. Produces abundant, tiny, scented, tubular, white flowers in late summer-autumn. Slowly to 4-6 ft tall and wide, (larger over a long time but clippers can be used) in full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant but accepting of summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zones 8.
Rhamnaceae $16 2D

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Colletia ulcinia [from Western Hills 10-16-18]

Rhamnaceae $16 2D

Colocasia fallax

Colocasia fallax
The hardiest taro for Portand, this smaller version of Elephant Ears grows in moist, rich soil and can be left in the ground over winter. Irridescent blue-green leaves with a center splotch on 18” stems. Excellent in a container or as an addition to the moist garden. Zone 8
Araceae $7 4D

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Conradina canescens

Lamiaceae $14 2D

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Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'
Very cool pinstriped lily-of-the-valley that grows to 9" tall in colonies. One of the most useful groundcovers for shade, this one adds a distinctive contrast to the green of shade gardens by its delicate, variegated appearance. Spreads easily but will need to be divided over time to maintain flowering. Plant in a woodsy soil in filtered sun or deep shade, underneath trees or among other woodland plants, such as ferns and crinums. USDA zone 3-8.
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Coprosma 'Beatson's Gold'
One of the early coprosmas to migrate to North America from New Zealand via England, this tiny-leaved shrub grows to a layered 3 ft or so in height by about 4 ft wide with bronzed stems and pea-green leaves blotched with mustard yellow. Even moisture. Though frost hardy to low USDA zone 8, every coprosma makes a fabulous pot specimen or filler with C. 'Beatson's Gold' looking particularly fetching with maroons and oranges.
Rubiaceae $011 2D

Coprosma 'Cutie'

Coprosma 'Cutie'australian mirror bush
Newish release from New Zealand with small, particularly glossy, deep green leaves edged in black and marked with browns, all turning dark bronze in cooler weather. Perhaps more handsome than cute, but still rather small, to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide, perfect for a protected spot in a small garden. Where temperatures regularly fall below 20F, best in a protected spot in full to part sun and well-drained soil with regular garden water. Reliably frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9, possibly 8b in perfect conditions.
Rubiaceae $11 3D

Coprosma 'Fire Burst'

Coprosma 'Fire Burst'
Another exciting Coprosma variation, this time with green, cream, pink, and purple variegated foliage that turns fire red in fall. Height and width to 3-4 ft. Excellent in containers or used as a low hedge where the glossy foliage really shines and brightens the duller greens. Full sun to partial shade. Likes well-drained soil. Prune periodically to maintain flushed appearance. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8b.
Rubiaceae $11 2D

Coprosma 'Karo Red'

Coprosma 'Karo Red'
A new introduction from New Zealand with a small texture but leaves of deep brick red, the same color as some of the better New Zealand flax (phormium) cultivars. Can grow eventually to about 5 ft but can also be easily pruned or shortened into small specimens or hedging. Great contrast of yellow flowers to foliage. Even summer moisture. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Rubiaceae $14 3D

Coprosma 'Kiwi Gold'

Coprosma 'Kiwi Gold'
Yet another coprosma new to these parts, this diminutive form grows to only a couple of feet and mounds or weeps beautifully in the small garden or in containers. The 1/4" leaves are a spring-green streaked and edged lemon-yellow and seem to maintain their bright colors year-round. Good plant for the rock garden. Sun to part shade with even moisture. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8.
Rubiaceae $14 2D

Coprosma 'Roy's Red'
Another coprosma for North America, this upright form makes a pleasingly pyramidal shrub, to about 4 ft, with foliage colored brick-red-toward-maroon and darkening in brighter light or with frost. An easy grower with better color in bright light and where summer temperatures are not excessively high. Low fertility enhances color as well. Even summer moisture and, again, bright light. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8.
Rubiaceae $14 3D

Coprosma aff. rhamnoides

Coprosma aff. rhamnoidestwiggy coprosma
This collection from New Zealand’s South Island grows to 3 ft or so, replete with tiny divaricating branches and leaves to …oh, about a millimeter, all in a coppery, pink hue. Flowers are tiny as well, followed by interesting, almost violet berries in late summer. Particularly tough for a coprosma, withstanding temperatures of 10F with no damage … though who could tell on a copper-colored plant. Best with some summer water and bright light for best color. Makes a very good pot filler. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Rubiaceae $010 3D

Coprosma repens 'Rainbow Surprise'

Coprosma repens 'Rainbow Surprise'willy wonka boxwood
Choice, tender, evergreen shrub that's hardly green at all. Yellow margins are flushed pink on green leaves -- all the colors darkening in winter. It's like adding paprika to your container. To 5 ft x 3 ft over time. Flowers are insignificant. Best with protection from afternoon sun except in cool coastal climates. Well drained soil and occasional to regular summer water. Can be sheared. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9.
Rubiaceae $12 3D

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Corokia cotoneaster 'Devil's Smoke'
A Cistus introduction. The world needs another black-leaved plant! From seed collected from the wonderful Pukerau Nursery in NZ, we selected this particularly interesting clone. Wiry, silver-tinted stems give way to black, green-centered leaves on a densely contorting, divaricating shrub to about 6' eventually. From the Devil's Staircase formation near the tip of the South Island, it should be among the hardiest of the species, but who really cares cuz it looks dead anyways. USDA zone 7. Full sun for best color. By the way, cheery small yellow flowers in spring.
Argophyllaceae $12 6D

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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'
New from New Zealand where a genus with only 4 species has produced amazing forms and colors, this dazzling shrub, to about 6 ft tall x 4 ft wide, has chocolate-maroon leaves with silvery undersides on silvery stems. Small, yellow flowers lead to fruit that is a light purple aging to nearly maroon. Sun or part shade in hottest climates with even summer moisture. A good small-scale background plant or pot specimen planted with contrasting colors. Frost hardy to the upper end of zone 8.
Argophyllaceae $16 3D

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Corokia x virgata 'Orangerie'
A Cistus introduction. Though we would like to say this lovely plant is a result of years of careful hybridization under tightly controlled circumstances, we actually found it growing on the floor of one of the greenhouses as a tiny seedling. This grows as other C. x virgata forms, to a 6-8 ft shrub, but with a more upright form and butter-yellow-aging-copper-orange leaves with reflective, nearly white, undersides. In the garden, some summer water, the foliage showing warm yellow in light shade to deeper orange in sun. Very good container specimen. Great when planted with burgundies or other dark foliage plants. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Argophyllaceae $14 2D

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Corokia x virgata 'Red Wonder'
New Zealand evergreen shrub, to 6-8 ft, with small green leaves and dainty yellow flowers followed by large, wonderful red berries -- many more if there is another Corokia of any sort nearby. Winter brings an attractive bronze color to the foliage. Sun to part shade with good drainage and average summer water. Cold hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
Argophyllaceae $15 3D

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Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash' variegated wire netting bush
The foliage is green splashed with yellow and very cheerful on this evergreen, 6-8 ft, dogwood relation from New Zealand. Spring flowers are tiny and yellow -- also cheerful. Best in full sun or afternoon shade with regular summer water. Makes a bright screen or garden accent. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8 with leanish soil and a chance to harden off in early autumn or in an especially protected spot. Also does well in pots with indoor winter protection.
Argophyllaceae $14 2D

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Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'

Rosaceae $12 3D

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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Orange winter berries feed the birds while this small, evergreen shrub provides texture in the garden, the tiny leaves, dark gray-green with lighter undersides, on upright stems that arch with age. To 4 ft tall and spreading to 4-5 ft wide, but easily trimmed to any size. Pinkish-white flowers appear in early summer. Good as a small hedge or ground cover in sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepts summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Rosaceae $12 3D

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Cymbidium dayanum

Orchidaceae $22 4D

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Cymbidium ensifolium 'Green Top'

Orchidaceae $24 4D

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Cymbidium floribundum golden edged orchid
Rusty brown/green with white lip. Spring /summer blooming. Shade. Cold hardy to USDA zone 9.
Orchidaceae $22 4D

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Cymbidium gyokuchin
Probably a horticultural selection of Cymbidium ensifolium. Green/yellow flowers in winter. USDA zone 8b.
Orchidaceae $22 3D

Cymbidium sinense - Yucca Do Clone

Cymbidium sinense - Yucca Do Clone
Native from Queensland, Australia to Japan, a slowly spreading perennial, to 12-18" tall, with green, strappy leaves from a pseudo bulb. Yellow and green flowers often have a maroonish blush at the base and always the intense fragrance of lemons in late winter to mid spring, occasionally in autumn. This vigorous garden clone shared with us years ago by the great Yucca Do Nursery. For damp but well-drained light shade. Frost hardy to brief periods in upper USDA zone 7. However, we recommend protection during long periods below 15 to 20 F, mid to upper zone 8. Superb pot plant to bring indoors while in flower.
Orchidaceae $22 4D

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Cymbidium tracyanum
Pale yellow flowers with darker veins on this summer to autumn flowering orchid. Bright light and regular misting with occasional water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9, so try outside in a protected spot or in pots outside until a cold snap and then enjoy them inside for the winter. Best fertilized with special orchid food or, at least, bloom fertilizer.
Orchidaceae $22 4D

Cypella coelestis

Cypella coelestisgoblet flower
Semi-evergreen, iris relative, with fabulous, 3-petalled blue flowers with yellow markings from July to September. A clumping plant, to 2-3 ft tall, with blue-green leaves in a fan shape. These are native to Argentina and like full sun and rich well-drained soil. Accepting of some summer drought but better with occasional deep watering. Frost hardy to 5F, upper USDA zone 7. Once known as Tigridia coelestis & Phalocallis coelestis
Iridaceae $9 4D

Cyrtanthus mackenii - yellow

Cyrtanthus mackenii - yellowifafa lily
From a beautiful genus -- akin to a red agapanthus -- springing forth with leaves emerging in late spring and dangly flowers, usually orange, but dazzlingly golden yellow in this form. To 12-18" for bright conditions and well drained but summer damp soil. As its high, Drakensburg Mtn., South Africa, habitat suggests, hardy to between 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7, if well mulched. Stunning pot specimen.
Amaryllidaceae $012 2D

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Cyrtanthus sanguinea
One of the boldest and brightest of this South African genus, but wouldn't you know, not the hardiest. Gray-green leaves from 12-18", with spikes of warm orange flowers to over 2" in length, at any time, but particularly late summer and autumn. Fairly rapidly clumping to 18" or more, has been evergreen for us most years in the garden, but temperatures in the low to mid-20's will "deciduify" it quickly, and we consider it hardy to only a bit below, 20F. Superb in containers. Bright light and occasional summer monsoons for best performance. USDA zone 9.
Amaryllidaceae $14 4D

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Danae racemosa poet's laurel
Out of the Middle East comes a slow-to-propagate and hard-to-find evergreen shrub for the shade garden. Handsome AND drought tolerant, this 3 ft shrub has arching stems with waxy green leaves once used to crown athelets and poets. A nobel history as well! White summer flowers are not showy but produce large red-ornage berries that last through autumn and winter. Part shade to shade with water to establish. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
Marattiaceae $18 3D

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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata Alba' white winter daphne
Evergreen shrub, to 5 ft tall and wide, with mid-green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Handsome year round and especially lovely with its combination of pink bud and fragrant globes of star-shaped white flowers from midwinter into spring. Hardier and easier to grown than the species in sun to part shade, well-drained soil and summer moisture. Native to China and Japan and cold hardy to USDA zone 8.
Thymelaeaceae $15 3D

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Daphne odora f. leucantha
The green leaved, pale pink flowered ‘version’ of the common winter daphne. Rather easier in the garden in culture as well as design. Clusters of pink buds open to intensely fragrant star-shaped white flowers mid to late winter, offering great late winter cheer! Sun to part shade. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7.
Thymelaeaceae $16 3D

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Dasylirion wheeleri SBHMPS 6749 desert spoon
Another of this most attractive species, this represents our collection from Santa Cruz County, Arizona many years ago in one of our favorite canyons, rich in all kinds of semiarid goodies. Plants eventually growing to 6-10 ft with 4 ft spread of most beautiful gray-blue leaves with gold spines along the leaf margins and leaf tips. Lovely when back lit. This is a mid elevation collection so we expect frost hardiness of about 10 to 15F, mid USDA zone 8, recovering from lower.
Liliaceae $015 4D

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Dendrobium kingianum - cl. 2 Rock Orchid
Epiphytic orchid that handles cool temperatures and extended drought like a charm. A tough and variable species from E. Australia with flowers from white-pink to magenta-red and leaves from spring-green to winter-purple. Withstands temperatures down into the 20s F and sunny droughts for months at a time -- Mediterranean coastal climate stuff. Outstanding container plant. Beginners (probably) won't kill it, greenthumbs will make it thrive.
Orchidaceae $16 3D

Dichelostemma capitatum
large form
Asparagaceae $12 3D

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maiacalifornia firecracker plant
Clusters of green-tipped, dark red flowers in early summer on 18-24” long stems brighten any garden. Grassy foliage sprouts in late winter and goes dormant just as late spring flowers are opening. This West Coast native hybrid prefers sun to part shade and dry summers, accepting moisture only when actively growing. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Asparagaceae $12 3D

Dichroa febrifuga - dwarf formdwarf evergreen chinese hydrangea
Dwarf and evergreen, hydrangea relative, adorned with clusters of sky-blue flowers in late summer followed by metallic turquoise berries that linger through winter. This selection stays under 2 ft tall and slightly wider, perfect for the small garden. Best in part sun with adequate water and happy in a container as well. Frost hardiness to 10F, USDA zone 8, is enhanced by planting in a protected spot, out of wind and perhaps with overhead protection.
Hydrangeaceae $12 4D

Dichroa versicolor 'Fan-Si-Pan Mauve'

Dichroa versicolor 'Fan-Si-Pan Mauve'
This larger cousin of D. febrifuga is another of the evergreen members of the hydrangea family. From China and only recently available in the US, these shrubs reach 6-8 ft tall x 4 ft wide, the foliage a medium green becoming maroon in winter. Flowers are lace-caps, pinkish blue in this selection, and produce winter berries in metallic turquoise for extra winter interest. Half sun is best with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Hydrangeaceae $12 4D

Dicliptera suberecta

Dicliptera suberectauruguayan firecracker plant
Hummingbird magnet! A stunning, perennial, subshrub from Uruguay, to 18-24" wide and tall, with slender, velvety, gray foliage on erect or arching stems, lovely by itself, AND all summer into autumn, hummingbird food, two-lipped, rusty-reddish-orange, tubular flowers in upright clusters. To see is to covet. Best in sun with summer water but tolerates some shade and occasional periods of drought. Cold hardy in USDA zones 7-11.
Acanthaceae $012 3D

Disporum cantoniense 'Golden Temple'

Disporum cantoniense 'Golden Temple'chinese fairy bells
A still somewhat new and always lovely form of the Chinese fairybell, this with wide, deep gold centers in the green leaves, brightening any shady spot. Given to us by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinianas and one of the prettiest selections so far. To only 30" tall, these have typical white, bell flowers in early summer followed by purple-black fruit. Rich, moist soil in light shade is best with regular summer water. Evergreen above 0F, USDA zone 7 and root hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Liliaceae $12 3D

Dorycnium hirsutum

Dorycnium hirsutum
This grey-leaved, pea shrub is a workhorse in the garden. The leaves gleam in the sun; the flowers, pink and white, are subtle and attractive; and the red seeds in star-shaped pods provide a long season of interest. To 3 ft tall x 2.5 ft. wide in full to part sun, they need lean, well-drained soil and little supplemental summer water once established. Easy. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Fabaceae $12 2D

Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'

Drimys lanceolata 'Suzette'variegated tasmanian pepperwood
An exquisite variegated form of the Tasmanian pepperwood, the foliage marbled cream and yellow throughout, the yellow variegation becoming even more striking against the red stems as plants mature. I first observed this form, still unnamed, at an exhibition in London by Bluebell Nursery. They sent us their first propagation with the only caveat that it be named after it's discoverer ... and here it is. Though requiring the same conditions as the species -- sun to part shade with regular garden water and protection from drying winds -- this garden seedling, now about 8 ft in our garden, is, luckily, from hardy stock and, so far undamaged by a windy 20F. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Winteraceae $17 3D

Drimys winteri 'Mike Remmick'

Drimys winteri 'Mike Remmick'
South America’s attempt at the Madrone... Stately, small tree, to 20 ft or so and often multi-trunked, with smooth bark, glossy evergreen leaves with very blue undersides, and clusters of white flowers in late winter to early spring. Full sun to part shade. These, a selection from Vilches, Chile by Michael Remmick, need summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Winteraceae $14 3D

Dryopteris pseudofilix-mas

Dryopteris pseudofilix-masmexican male fern
Handsome, vase-shaped fern found in Mexico's high, alpine forests, in clumps to 4 ft tall and wide that produce sturdy, upright fronds throughout the growing season, an unusual habit in this genus. Prefers a sheltered location in part to full shade, and rich, hummusy soil with consistent moisture for best appearance. Cutting back old fronds in late winter allows for a fresh new appearance in spring. Evergreen in warmer zones and frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Dryopteridaceae $11 4D

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Dudleya arizonica panamint liveforever
Rosette-forming live-forever, with pale, bluish green leaves that become heart-shaped with age and, in spring, bright pink flowers held for weeks above the leaves on long stems. Native to western Arizona, northwestern Mexico, and southern California where they grow in rock crevices on steep hillsides, so they need lean, well-drained soil, protection from winter wet, and only occasional summer water. Does well in container, luckily, as the cold hardiness -- possibly USDA zone 8b -- is only a guess. Similar to but smaller than D. pulverulenta and sometimes listed as a subspecies.
Crassulaceae $009 4in

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Dudleya cymosa canyon live-forever
One of the more attractive "live-forevers," this genus is a winter rainfall loving echeveria from west of the mountains from Baja to Oregon from 500 to 8000 ft. Rosettes to 5" of purple-gray leaves cling to shady boulders and produce spring flowers of coral-orange atop tall, red stems. Wonderful rock garden plant or pot specimen for VERY well-drained soil, a bit of summer water, and dry winters. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 lower if kept winter dry, e.g. in a moveable pot.
Crassulaceae $11 2in

Dyckia 'Red Devil'

Dyckia 'Red Devil'red-leafed dyckia
This, one of the most colorful Dyckia in our collection and a probable hybrid between D. platyphylla and D. leptostachya, grows to 10-15" high and 18" or so wide in reasonable time with elegantly spined rosettes of deep olive green, burnished intense red, more so with more light. Spring and summer flowers are of burnt orange atop 2 ft stalks. One surprise is the reported frost hardiness, with some testimonials to 8F though we'd be a bit skittish there; we're more confident in the mid teens briefly, mid USDA zone 8, probably colder if dry. Fine container plant, a bit slow growing and offsetting so will remain within bounds for some time.
Bromeliaceae $16 4D

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Echeveria pulidonis
Gray-green leaves form stemless rosettes, to 4-5" wide, growing slowly and gradually, forming a small mound to 1 ft wide. Yellow flowers appear in late winter to early spring, standing above the foliage on arching stems. Best in well-drained, lean soil in bright shade to morning sun. Water in spring and summer during the growing season and occasionally in winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9, so best in pots with winter protection.
Crassulaceae $9 4in

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Echinocereus x roetteri - Santa Fe
These beautiful plants involving Echinocereus triglochidiatus and friends grow to mounds of 18" tall by 2' wide or so, cloaked with golden spines and rounded flowers from salmon to peach to pink. Hardy subject for the rock garden, container, or masochistic border. Full sun, well-drained soil, tolerant of winter moisture, would like irrigation aka thunderstorms in the summer to speed growth. USDA zone 5.
Cactaceae $12 2D

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Echium amoenum 'Red Feathers'
Native to the Caucasus mountains of northern Iran this hardier and more compact echium adds color and architecture to the garden with 16" red flower spikes over handsome fuzzy long narrow foliage. Flowers late spring through summer if early flowers are removed. Gritty well drained soil with little water in full sun are best. USDA zone 4.
Boraginaceae $12 4D

Echium russicum

Echium russicum
This extremely hardy European echium is smaller than most of its kin, to only 2 ft tall with tall spikes of saturated dark red flowers. To 2 ft tall in clumps to 18" wide. Though considered biennial, these are perennial in well-drained soil that is very lean. Also seeds itself in undisturbed gravel mulch. Sun is best. Tolerant of drought but intolerant of transplanting. Frost hardy and perennial in USDA zone 7.
Boraginaceae $12 4D

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Echium tuberculatum
Prickly leaves with polka dots and little hairs -- yea! --on this bushy plant to 18” in compact clumps. Lilac to purple red flowers all summer. Full sun and well-drained, humusy soil are best. Frost hardy in zone 8.
Boraginaceae $8 4D

Elaeagnus pungens 'Clemson Variegated'

Elaeagnus pungens 'Clemson Variegated'silverthorn
Variegated olive relative, this with striking center markings of yellow and gold on dark green foliage ... or perhaps better described as yellow and gold foliage with a narrow, dark green margin. By either description a striking evergreen shrub, over time to 10 ft tall x 10 ft wide, with fragrant, white to cream flowers in the fall. Enjoys well-drained soil and average summer water. Plant in sun, where it holds its color very well, or part shade. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Elaeagnaceae $14 3D

Embothrium coccineum

Embothrium coccineumchilean flametree
The Chilean flametree is stunning in late spring/early summer when it covers itself with bright scarlet flowers, tiny red ribbons. This protea relation is an excellent garden plant, evergreen in mild winters, deciduous when the temperature spends any time in the teens F. A slender tree, to 25 ft eventually in full to part sun, with regular water. Loves cool ground so best in a north aspect and/or with ground covering plants to protect the roots. No phosphorous fertilizer! Cold hardy to USDA zone 7b.
Proteaceae $18 2D

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Epimedium epsteinii
Recently discovered, vigorous, low-growing species from China with glossy dark green leaves and large, arresting flowers. White sepals with plum purple spurs--sometimes as many as thirty--hang from each stem in spring and sometimes again in fall. Excellent as am evegreen groundcover in shady areas. Height to 10" and spreading at a rate of 6-8" a year. Part sun to light shade best. Water occasionally in summer to keep from drying out. Divide in fall or spring. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
$15 2D

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'
Gorgeous little barrenwort, selected by Harold Epstein for the chocolate-purple, spring foliage that forms a perfect backdrop for the large, late spring flowers of purple and white. Foliage turns green through the summer. To 8-12" tall and wide in part sun to dappled shade. Drought tolerant once established, but accepts summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4. Said to be deer resistant!
Berberidaceae $15 6in

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' Purple pixie barrenwort
A compact grower to 12" height and width. Refined heart shaped leaves emerge in spring a bronzy-purple developing burgundy leaf margins as the season progresses. Deep violet spring flowers have long white spurs that add sparkle to the shaded garden. Shade to part shade with protection from afternoon sun, average water and good drainage. Cold hardy in USDA zone 5.
berberidaceae $16 4D

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Epimedium pinnatum 'Thunderbolt'
The cheeriest of the evergreen epimediums, this with 18" clumps of glossy green, streaked purple and bronzy orange in the winter produces early to mid-Spring creamy yellow and white flowers in some abundance. A very good year-round plant for shade or morning sun, somewhat drought tolerant, though regular summer water boosts growth. We cut ours back every couple of years in mid-Winter to renew foliage. USDA Zone 5 or 6.
Berberidaceae $16 4D

Eriophyllum lanatum 'Takilma Gold'

Eriophyllum lanatum 'Takilma Gold'taklima gold oregon sunshine
A 2011 Cistus introduction from Oregon's Siskiyou Mtns, this a particularly robust "Oregon Sunshine" mounding to 18" by 3 ft with silvery leaves topped by a very long season of cheery gold flowers. Perennial and nearly evergreen in mild climates, dying back to a silvery resting rosette below USDA zone 7. Tolerant of drought or garden water. Full sun and decent drainage. USDA zone 5, possibly lower.
Asteraceae $11 3D

Eriophyllum lanatum 'Thompson Creek Silver'wooly sunflower

Asteraceae $9 2D

Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium agavifoliumsea holly
Striking foliage in rosettes of spikey-edged leaves, to 18" long gets even better in summer when the Sputnik-like, burnished green flowers appear. Full sun to part shade. Regular summer water for best growth and appearance but tolerates summer drought as well. Deep rooted so not easily moved. Good for dried flowers and attracting bumblebees. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Apiaceae $12 4in

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Eucomis autumnalis pineapple lily
From the South African Drakensberg Mountains, these succulent bulbs produce fluted, bright green leaves edged purple in summer, and clusters of flowers late in the season that, from a distance, do appear much like a pineapple-on-a-stick. Tolerant of poor drainage but would appreciate summer moisture. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7 and possibly zone 5/6 with mulch.
Asparagaceae $9 4D

Eucryphia lucida 'Spring Glow'

Eucryphia lucida 'Spring Glow'leatherwood
Small, evergreen tree with cream-edged leaves, growing slowly -- 1.5 ft or so per year -- to 12 ft tall, remaining very narrow. Easy in full to part sun and well-drained soil. Regular summer water and mulch to cool the roots. Mid-summer flowers are nodding and white, appearing on mature plants. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Cunoniaceae $014 2D

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Euonymus japonica 'Rykujo'
Tiny, tiny, tiny dwarf version of this evergreen shrublet, rising to only 6". The rounded dark leaves are tightly arranged into a pagoda-like effect. Need I say bonsai? Sun to shade with regular summer water. USDA zone 8.
Celastraceae $15 3D

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Euonymus microphylla 'Butterscotch'
A particularly charming little shrub to only about 18" in height and width, with upheld branches sporting gold leaves aging to a very light green. Excellent small container plant, rock garden, or 'lil tiny hedge. USDA Zone 7.
Celastraceae $12 2D

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Fabiana imbricata f. violacea false heath, pichi-pichi
This Chilean evergreen shrub looks for all the world like a tall heather, but its tubular lavender flowers give it away as a tomato relation instead, an upright, multistemmed shrub, to 4-6 ft with tiny, needle-like leaves ranged along the stem. Unusual especially when covered with tiny, lavender tubes. Summer blooming in full to part sun with normal water. Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Solanaceae $12 2D

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Festuca californica 'Blue Threads'
A Cistus Nursery introduction, widespread and beautiful clumping evergreen grass native throughout the oak woodlands of California and western Oregon. This with particularly thread-like light blue leaves inhabits a high meadow in Oregon's Siskiyous mountains. This selection, to only about a foot in height is happy in sun or shade and particularly happy under oh-say...Manzanitas. 3' flowering stalks mid to late season. Low water, but can take some garden watering. USDA zone 6
Poaceae $12 3D

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Ficus pumila 'Monier's Hardy' creeping fig
This little creeping fig, from a most lovely Oregon garden and shared with us by Paul Bonine, has thrived through many winters of the Willamette Valley cold pocket. As with the species, plants can be used in sun or shade to cover a wall with densely held, 1” leaves, eventually producing branches of larger, 3” leathery leaves. Eventually produces figs that neither appear nor taste appetizing. We think this will survive in a mid to upper USDA zone 7 garden but mulch in case.
Moraceae $014 3D

Fokienia hodginsii DJHC 182

Fokienia hodginsii DJHC 182
Extremely rare native of China and Vietnam, this form collected by Dan Hinkley, a tree to 75 to 100 ft tall or so in its native habitat, in cultivation reaching 25 ft in a reasonable amount of time. This member of the cypress family has lovely sprays of red-tinted foliage, often silvery underneath. A pretty addition to any moist situation with careful drainage in dappled light to full sun. Not to be missed. Frost hardy to a little over 10F, USDA zone 8.
Cupressaceae $16 2D

Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson'

Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson'greenstem forsythia
From Korea, a new forsythia on the scene, growing to about 4-6 ft and providing creamy yellow flowers in January, for us, in February and March in colder climates. The leaves present the most unique feature, patterned and veined with cream and white, the patterns becoming infused with pink and maroon as the late fall color settles in, for year round-interest rather than the one-shot show that forsythias usually provide. Plant as with other forsythias in sun to dappled shade and provide summer water in dry climes. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Oleaceae $12 2D

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Forsythia x intermedia 'Gold Leaf'
Forsythia is famous for its bright display of bright yellow flowers on bare branches in late winter and early spring. An old garden standby indeed. This cultivar is showy after the blooms have faded, having golden-green leaves instead of the typical green leaves. Grows to 4-6 ft tall and wide in Full Sun to Part Sun. Provide some summer water where dry. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4.
Oleaceae $12 4D

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Fremontodendron californicum 'Spring Fever'
A rather stunning introduction from plantsman Nevin Smith from the area around Ft. Ord on the central California coast. To an eventual 6 to 8' with 3" leaves, new growth tinted a coppery red and warm yellow-orange flowers over a long period. As with the whole genus sighting is important. Wants sterile, AKA crappy soil, good sun exposure and little summer water, especially when hot. USDA Zone 8.
sterculiaceae $19 2D

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Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'
A deep purple-black selection of hardy Fuchsia that pumps out large semi-double flowers from summer to fall to keep the hummers returning all season. A strong upright habit 4 to 5 ft. tall and 4 feet wide. Sun to part shade with regular water and afternoon shade is best. frost hardy USDA zone 8.
Onagraceae $12 2D

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Fuchsia 'Golden Harold'
Old-fashioned yet seldom available, this lovely upright to 4 to 5' smothers itself with nearly gold to light green leaves tinted orange in sun with a long season of flowers of cherry red centered, dark purple. Evergreen in zone 9 perennial flowering early on new wood to the bottom of USDA zone 7. Surprisingly sun tolerant thought quite happy in dappled shade.
Onagraceae $14 2D

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Fuchsia 'June Bride'

Onagraceae $11 3D

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Fuchsia microphylla 'Silver Lining'

Onagraceae $14 2D

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia procumbenscreeping fuchsia
One of only two species from New Zealand, this beach dweller grows only a few inches in height but behaves as a ground cover. The stems are wiry with round 3/8" leaves and, in true New Zealand style, the flowers are weird, under 1/2" and green infused with blue, yellow, and orange. Attractive, purple-black fruit follows late in the season. A great spiller for containers or amid bold leaved plants in the semi-shaded perennial garden. Even moisture. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Onagraceae $11 6in

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Gardenia jasminioides Summer SnowPP #22, 797
Gorgeous gardenia selected by Buds & Blooms nursery for its stunning, double white, highly fragrant flowers, nestled on short stems amongst the glossy green leaves in early summer. Extra cold hardiness, to at least -10F, USDA zone 6 with reports in zone 5. We have not tried it at those temperatures and hopefully we never will but we would be happy to hear from anyone who does. Shrubs reach 4-5 ft tall and wide in part sun to full shade with consistent summer moisture to establish and through the growing season. Fertilizer and iron after blooming helps maintain foliage. Here's to gardenias in colder areas. Worth growing in container in even colder zones.
Rubiaceae $16 3D

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes' PP8755

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes' PP8755hardy double gardenia, cape jasmine
Tough, hardy, and lovely gardenia for USDA zone 7, down to 0F, really! Wonderfully fragrant, double white flowers in June and July, and occasionally in autumn when temperatures cool down. Compact evergreen shrub, to 3 ft, blooms in full to half sun with normal garden water. Developed by the late Chuck Hayes and Dan Milbocker at the Virginia Beach Research Station, VA.
Rubiaceae $14 2D

Garrya fremontii

Garrya fremontiibear brush
Winter-blooming evergreen shrub, to 5-15 ft tall, with shiny and thick, green, oval leaves and, long clusters of hanging catkins -- petal-less tassels with hints of purple and yellow -- followed by blue-black berries. Native to mountainous areas of Oregon and California, these plants accept sun to part shade in well-drained soil, tolerating summer moisture but drought tolerant once established. These dense shrubs make good screens or hedges and provide wonderful cover for birds and other creatures. Frost hardy to -10 F, USDA zone 6.
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garrya fremontii (flavescens influenced) SBH 10037

Ericaceae $15 4D

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Garrya wrightii wright’s silktassel
Evergreen shrub to small tree -- 6 ft up to a possible 15 ft over time -- native to Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Wonderful for those tough environments. Leathery leaves are yellow green above, light green and a nice, contrasing light green below. White tassels in late spring followed by purplish blue berries. Best in coarse, well-drained soil and sun. Low water requirements. Frost hardy to 12F, lower USDA zone 8.
Garryaceae $15 3D

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Gasteria baylissiana 'Variegata'

$11 4in

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Gevuina avellana

$12 3D

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Graptopetalum pentandrum

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Grevillea 'Constance'
Large and bold, winter flowering, evergreen shrub to small tree, to 10 ft or so, and nearly as wide. Leaves are long and narrow, a nice texture with the cheerful, spidery winter flowers of orange-red. Easy in a full sun garden and well-drained soil with little to no supplemental summer water once established. As with all proteas, beware of any fertilizer containing phosphorous. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $14 2D

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Grevillea 'Poorinda Leane'
One of the Poorinda hybrids, thought to be a cross between G. juniperina and a yellow G. victoriae. An evergreen shrub, up to 6-8 ft tall and wide. With long leaves- dark green above and silvery on the undersides, and clusters of soft, frilly, yellow to apricot flowers in late winter through spring and occasionally throughout the year. Best in sun and lean, well-drained soil, with little water once established. Can be shaped in mid summer for best appearance. Frost hardy into the low teens F, USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $16 2D

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Grevillea victoriae royal grevillea
Silver-leaved protea relative from Australia. This selection growing in our Cistus garden reaches 4-6 ft in time with gorgeous, thready, orange flowers all winter. Best in full sun and lean, well-drained soil with occasional summer water. As with all proteas, avoid fertilizers with potassium or phosphorous. Alfalfa pellets do very well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $14 3D

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'
Winter flowering, evergreen shrub, to 6 x 6 ft, a Protea relation from southeastern Australia with frilly, orange flowers in winter and occasionally through the year. This selection was made for leaves that are green rather than the gray-silver of the species. Best in sun to part sun with good drainage and regular water until established. As with all proteas, avoid fertilizer with phosphorus. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $16 3D

Griselinia littoralis 'Bantry Bay'

Griselinia littoralis 'Bantry Bay'broadleaf kapuka
Lovely and unusual evergreen shrub, to 10 ft tall by 6-7 ft wide, with shiny, leathery variegated leaves -- green with a large, creamy white central splash -- and a dense, upright habit. Easily pruned to shape as a striking specimen or dense hedge. Spring flowers are yellow-green but hardly noticeable though they produce purple berries in autumn. A good coastal plant, tolerating sun and wind. Enjoys part shade inland and rich soil with regular summer water everywhere. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Griseliniaceae $12 3D

Gunnera perpensa

Gunnera perpensa
A "dinosaur" plant for the smaller lizards, this southern hemisphere perennial growing up to 2 ft tall with 6" wavy, green leaves. They love moisture, swampy moisture, in sun to part shade, dying back in the colder months to reappear in spring. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Gunneraceae $14 4D

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