New additions to mail order - Fall 2019

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Acacia pravissima oven's wattle
A lovely mimosa, becoming a large shrub or small, multi-trunked tree to 15 ft with odd-looking soft, evergreen foliage - actually small phyllodes or flattened leaf stalks - held close to the stems, and abundant, fragrant yellow blooms in spring. Best in full sun and well-drained soil with little summer water needed once established. Frost hardy for brief periods in the mid teens F, mid to upper USDA Zone 8.
Fabaceae $18 3D

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Aeschynanthus buxifolius

Gesneriaceae $16 2D

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Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii [red-leaved]

$14 4in

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Arctostaphylos aff. densiflorus 'Orleans'
A Cistus Introduction 2019. Is it real? We don't know. This unusual occurrence outside of its known range along the Klamath River in Northern California could be the result of a well intended road planting. These beautiful shrubs between 4 and 6 feet in height with rounded form, deep orange bark and on this plant, very red newer stems. Otherwise dark green 1" foliage and light white to pale pink flowers. An easy grower in bright light with little summer water. USDA Zone 7.
Ericaceae $12 2D

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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Blue Tip' - thick leaf
A Cistus introduction. A very pretty blue-leaved manzanita from Northern Lake County, California, to about 10’ to 12’ with a pyramidal shape, and thick, light blue leaves contrasting well with orange-red stems and bark. One of our earlier flowering selections, this one is often showing small chains of large white flowers early to mid December. Easy in cultivation given mineral soil and bright light, tolerating an occasional summer watering if needed. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $16 4D

Arctostaphylos nevadensis x columbiana 'Pistol Point'

Arctostaphylos nevadensis x columbiana 'Pistol Point'
A Cistus Introduction. From high bluffs east of Gold Beach, OR,in yet another hybrid manzanita population, comes what appears to be a cross between A. nevadensis var. knightii and A. glandulosa. This dainty creature, to about 18" in height, mounding yet weeping over any vertical surface it comes near, thought the growth points remain upright, giving it a frothy appearance. Has leaves of under 1/2", narrow, rich green, contrasting with red stems and dark orange bark where it can be seen. Nearly white flowers in winter. Full sun to dappled shade, prefers mineral soil and dry summer conditions. USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $16 2D

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Arctostaphylos nortensis SBH 9444 - Nathan's Compact
gray-blue, 3.5', Mt. Emily
$12 2D

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Aucuba japonica 'Moonbright'
A Cistus introduction. This lovely shrub came as a seedling form plants shared with us by grand Aucubologist Ozzie Johnson. To 6-8" with densely held foliage of narrow lightly streaked and cream-margined leaves and pleasing orange-red fruit in winter. Easy to grow, and excellent for dark corners or container. One of the all too rare broad leaved evergreens hardy in USDA zone 6. For dappled to full shade, somewhat drought tolerant once established.
Garryaceae $16 3D

Camassia quamashsmall camas

Liliaceae $12 4D

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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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Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'

Rosaceae $12 3D

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

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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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Hebe 'Icing Sugar'
An older selection, this proven garden plant grows to about 12 to 18" in height by a couple feet in width, small rounded bright green leaves and dense form with a long season of flowers opening a blue violet and fading to nearly white. Even moisture, bright light, excellent container plant. USDA Zone 7b.
Plantaginaceae $12 2D

Heimia salicifolia

Heimia salicifolia
A surprisingly handsome small deciduous shrub native from the Southern US to Argentina. Clear lemon yellow flowers cover the narrow leaves in summer. Extremely abuse resistant. Full to part sun. A little summer water. 3 to 4' feet.
Lythraceae $16 2D

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Laurus nobilis 'Starbright'
A Cistus introduction, but given to us by plantsman Mike Remmick of a plant he selected and has grown in McMinnville Oregon for many years. Upright in habit with luxurious red-purple stems and fluted leaves making an imbricate pattern with the typical culinary flavor and aroma. Expect 20-25' but easily trimmed and excellent for a container. Sun to part shade in upper USDA zone 7, prefers good drainage and able to withstand summer drought.
Lauraceae $15 2D

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Mahonia sheridaniana 'Roy Lancaster'

Berberidaceae $14 2D

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Melianthus villosus

Melianthaceae $12 2D

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Opuntia basilaris var. aurea 'Red Rocks'

Cactaceae $15 3D

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Opuntia fragilis (debreczyi) 'Nearly Famous'

Cactaceae $12 3D

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Opuntia polyacantha var. utahensis 'Pioche'
A Cistus introduction. Named for the small mining town in Eastern Nevada, this little stunner grows to about 12" in height and 2 to 3' in width in but a few years. The spines on this plant are a warm gold, and very dense, providing a great display, especially when back lit. The flowers are a satiny raspberry in color, usually in May. Easy care, if provided bright light, good drainage, and not soggy conditions in Winter. Excellent container plant, USDA Zone 4.
cactaceae $15 4D

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Opuntia polycantha x 'Grey Ghost'
A Cistus introduction, this from the lower reaches of Northeastern Oregon Imnaha Canyon where several opuntia species merge. To 18" by 3' clumps of blue-grey pads adorned with white spines and warm yellow flowers in mid Spring. Excellent in containers or rock gardens especially where spines can be backlit. Full sun, sharp drainage, USDA Zone 5 if not lower.
$15 4in

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Pelargonium sp.
frilly leaf with gold edge -- unknown even at Suncrest
Geraniaceae $11 4D

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Philadelphus lewisii Lewis' mock orange

Hydrangeaceae $12 3D

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Pittosporum x 'Sappy'
A Cistus introduction from a series of inter-specific hybrids this 15 ft tall plus by 6-8ft wide large shrub or possibly better yet small tree. Evergreen blue-green leaves, and creamy light yellow flowers in spring and early summer, ever so fragrant. Excellent small street tree, garden or screen. Full sun to dappled shade, some summer water where dry and fairly well drained soil. Hardy well into USDA zone 7.
Pittosporaceae $16 3D

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Podocarpus chingianus UCSC 95-97
Related to P. chinensis, these rare podocarps grow to an eventual 20 ft tall x 6-8 ft wide. A striking architectural feature for the garden, with "needles" of 1/2" held against the stem giving an almost tufted appearance. Best in full sun or the light understory. Though drought tolerant, growth can be boosted by light summer watering. Frost hardy to 10F or so, USDA zone 8, and possibly lower.
Podocarpaceae $15 2D

Prunus laurocerasus 'Marble Queen'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Marble Queen'
Large very tough shrub for full sun to half shade. White flowers. Handsome evergreen foliage. You might even use it as a large hedging plant. Dependable and easy. 10 ft.
Rosaceae $16 3D

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Santolina chamaecyparissus silver cotton lavender
For the dry garden, silver-gray foliage, very aromatic, topped in summer with bright yellow, button flowers. To 18" tall x 36" wide, this is a small, mounding shrub that likes lean, well-drained soil and dislikes clay. Very summer drought tolerant and frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5. Said to be deer resistant. Shear after blooming to maintain the best appearance.
Asteraceae $6 4D

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Syringa 'Miss Kim'
Hybrid of central asian Lilacs, this shrub, to under 5 ft, with....lilac-purple flowers in mid-spring, sweetly fragrant, the plant much more tolerant of warmer climates than other lilacs and more drought hardy. Full sun and some summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Oleaceae $12 3D

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Trachelospermum jasminoides asian star jasmine
You can’t beat the sweet scent of star jasmine in the summer. Evergreen scrambling vine for full to part sun. Can be a rangy ground cover or reach 10-15 ft easily as a vine. Best out of wind corridors in a spot where heat accumulates. Sun and some summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae $16 3D

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Vitex agnus-castus CHASTE TREE
Here’s an outstanding addition to the dry border. Dusky silvered green leaves below huge candles of purple densely packed September flowers . Large deciduous shrub to 10 ft or a bit more, though easily pruned back. Full sun, no supplemental water needed once established. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6. Easy and carefree addition to the garden.
Lamiaceae $12 4D

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Zauschneria 'Chaparral Silver'

Onagraceae $12 2D

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