JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale


Plant List Archives


The JC Raulston Arboretum's first plant sale was in 2010. This plant availability list for 2015 remains on this site as an arLinneaceaechive of what we offered that year.

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Radiance'

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Radiance'
variegated glossy abelia

A brand new abelia with creamy white edges leaves that emerge with a hint of gold. Pure white flowers attract hummingbirds. Red stems on new growth. Sun to shade. 3' tall by 4' wide.

Acer pauciflorum
Chinese maple

sun to part shade; 15' tall

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia
narrowleaf Japanese aucuba

shade; 8'

Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'

Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'
compact butterfly-bush

sun; 18"–24" tall

Chaenomeles (Chris's contorted)

Chaenomeles (Chris's contorted)
contorted quince

This plant has come full circle for us. We offered 'Contorta' in a distribution and it was picked up by JCRA staffer, Christopher Glenn who wanted the apple blossom colored flowers of that selection. When his plant flowered, he was surprised to find he had a sport which flowered peachy-orange along the twisted stems. This makes a lovely plant for bringing winter color to the garden and cut stems can be forced indoors for a shot of spring when winter threatens to bring you down.

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm'

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm'
Double Take™ hybrid flowering quince

sun; 3'–5' tall

Heteropterys glabra

Heteropterys glabra

This vine was selected as a 2012 Choice Plant from the JC Raulston Arboretum. Bright yellow flowers and red maple-like fruits make a great display in the garden from mid-summer to fall. These plants are grown on trellises as espaliered plants and can be kept that way by planting against a wall or fence, or they can be grown up a structure, through a tree, or allowed to sprawl like a spreading shrub. It is quite striking no matter how it is grown.

Ilex 'Cherry Bomb'

Ilex 'Cherry Bomb'
U. S. National Arboretum hybrid holly

Holy hollies Batman! The US National Arboretum's introduction, 'Cherry Bomb' is a woefully underutilized medium to large shrub with non-spiny leaves and simply masses of large bright red fruits. It is a winner in every sense and should be more widely grown.

Nepeta 'Purple Haze'

Nepeta 'Purple Haze'
dwarf catmint

We've been impressed with the performance of this catmint with fat spikes of purple flowers topping the low, almost green foliage in spring. It re-blooms some through the summer. This is definitely one of the most distinct and heavy flowering forms of catmint around.

Phlomis herba-venti

Platycrater arguta
tea of heaven

part shade to part sun; 4'

Quercus greggii (La Siberica strain)
Mexican evergreen oak

sun; 20'

Quercus hypoleucoides
silverleaf oak

sun to part shade; 30'

Rosa 'Darpellerin'

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Baby PJ'

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Baby PJ'

'Baby P.J. ' is a truly different rosemary with tiny leaves mostly about 1/2″ long and late spring flowers of pale blue on a very compact, dwarf plant. The evergreen foliage and stems seem to be just as fragrant as its larger growing relatives and so could still be used for culinary purposes. As far as we know, this is the smallest rosemary on the market and while we 're not quite sure how hardy it is, we think it should be fine in zone 7b at least if given good drainage especially over winter.

Salix humilis (silver leaf)
silver prairie willow

sun; 8'

Schizophragma hydrangeoides var. ullongdoense
Ullong Island false climbing hydrangea

Per our friends at Crug Farms, "A superb aerial-rooting climber, that we collected seed from on the offshore island of Ullüngdõ, Southern Korea. Where many distinct botanical species occur. Our seed was collected from a particularly luxuriously formed plant, which is the norm on this island. With leaves broadly rotund-ovate, coarsely toothed and large inflorescences held in July, with subtending large white bracts. "

Styrax americanus 'Baby Blue'

Styrax americanus 'Baby Blue'
American snowbell

Our minds were blown when we saw this icy-blue foliaged form of our native snowbell. It makes a small tree, or more commonly a multi-stemmed shrub with sweet white fragrant flowers in spring. It will grow in full sun to part shade and is very tolerant of moist soils. We hope you are as excited by it as we are.

Trachycarpus fortunei 'Wagnerianus'
hardy windmill palm

sun to part shade; 20'


sun to light shade; 3'–5'