JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
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.
sun to part shade; 15' tall
Aucuba japonica f. longifolia
narrowleaf Japanese aucuba
Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'
sun; 18"–24" tall
Chaenomeles (Chris's contorted)
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'
Double Take™ hybrid flowering quince
sun; 3'–5' tall
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'
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'
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.
tea of heaven
part shade to part sun; 4'
Quercus greggii (La Siberica strain)
Mexican evergreen oak
sun to part shade; 30'
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
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'
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'