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 archive of what we offered that year.

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Margarita'
Twist of Orange™ variegated glossy abelia

A fine textured, variegated glossy abelia with colorful foliage year-round and bright red stems. Like all glossy abelia, it will grow in sun or shade and is tolerant of most conditions once it is well-established. Look for pink-tinged, white flowers held by showy rose calyces over an extended period.

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Radiance'
variegated glossy abelia

sun to part shade; 3'–4'

Acer micranthum
snakebark maple

sun to part shade; 15' tall

Acer palmatum 'Aratama'
Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 3'–4' in 10 years

Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith'
red lace-leaf Japanese maple

sun to partial shade; 6'–9' × 8'–12'

Acer palmatum 'Bihou'
gold-bark Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 25'

Acer palmatum 'Chishio'
Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 15' tall

Acer palmatum 'Crippsii'
dwarf Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 6'

Acer palmatum 'Flavescens'
weeping Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 4' tall × 5' wide in 10 years

Acer palmatum 'Higasa yama'
variegated Japanese maple

sun to partial shade; 15'–20'

Acer palmatum 'Ikandi'

sun to part shade;

Acer palmatum 'Japanese Sunrise'
coral bark Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 16'–18'

Acer palmatum 'Katsura'
Japanese maple

light shade; 15'–20'

Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

Acer palmatum 'Oregon Sunset'
red lace-leaf Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 6'–8'

Acer palmatum 'Ōsakasuki'

Acer palmatum 'Ōsakasuki'
green-leaf Japanese maple

sun to light shade; 18'–20'

Acer palmatum 'Owen's Pink'

Acer palmatum 'Roseo Marginatum'
variegated Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 10' in 10 years

Acer palmatum 'Ruby Stars'

Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
dwarf purple-leaf Japanese maple

sun to partial shade; 8' tall

Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'
Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 6'–8'

Acer palmatum 'Tamuke yama'
red lace-leaf Japanese maple

light shade; 8'–10' tall

Acer palmatum 'Tsukushi Gata'
Japanese maple

sun to part shade; 9'

Acer pauciflorum
Chinese maple

This rare maple has only recently found its way into the US where it is impressing everyone who tries it with it's drought and cold tolerance. In appearance it is similar to a Japanese maple with great fall color.

Acer rubescens 'Silver Cardinal'

Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'
full moon maple

sun to part shade; 20' tall

Agave americana 'Lemon Lime'
variegated century plant

sun; 24" tall

Agave striata

Agave striata
needle agave

This small agave will fit well into any sunny, well-drained spot in the garden where the thin, sharp-tipped leaves make a tight ball of shimmering blue-green. In mid-summer, a tall, 8' bottlebrush flower spike erupts from the rosette much to the delight of gardeners and hummingbirds alike. We've found this plant to be quite hardy for us.

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia
narrowleaf Japanese aucuba

shade; 8'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
blue grama

; 3 ft

Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'

Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'
compact butterfly-bush

From the breeding program of NCSU's Denny Werner comes one of his newest additions to the dwarf butterfly bushes. 'Lilac Chip' has a compact form and won the ColourYourLife Award at the 2012 Plantarium show in the Netherlands. This award is given to the best gold medal plant over the last 10 years.

Buxus microphylla var. riparia
Japanese boxwood

We received this boxwood variety from our friends at Hillier's Arboretum. It is a small-leafed plant forming a mid-sized shrub with a somewhat more lax and open habit than the typical species. It makes a lovely addition to the garden and is especially nice in a woodland setting.

Buxus sempervirens 'Unraveled'

Buxus sempervirens 'Unraveled'
common boxwood

This incredibly cool, new boxwood cultivar is unlike any other you have seen before. Its habit is outreaching and arching, a bit loose compared to other boxwoods. Best described as the "non conformist of the common boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)."

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Duet'

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Duet'
variegated white beautyberry

sun to shade; 3'–4'

Camellia japonica 'Dr. J.C. Raulston'

Camellia japonica 'Dr. J.C. Raulston'
Japanese Camellia

New bright, red hot camellia named by Ray Bond (Bond Nursery Corp., Dallas, Texas) to honor the founder of the JCRA. The flowers are medium sized, anemone form with mid-season spring blossoms. This camellia has an upright habit and makes a nice compact shrub.

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 99-031'

Carex laxiculmus 'Hobb'
Bunny Blue™ blue sedge

Carex pensylvanica
oak sedge

shade; 10" × 18"

Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Japanese plum-yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens'
dwarf Japanese plum-yew

Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
Mexican redbud

sun to shade; 18'

Cercis occidentalis
western redbud

sun to light shade; 12'–20'

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm'

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm'
Double Take™ hybrid flowering quince

New breeding breakthrough from NCSU's
Tom Ranney! Huge orange, frilly, doubled flowers on thornless stems in very early spring will wake you from the winter blues. Great for shrub borders, foundation plantings, and slopes.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Butterball'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Saffron Spray'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Stoneham'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Thoweil'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Thoweil'
columnar Hinoki falsecypress

This unusual form of Hinoki falsecypress makes an irregular living sculpture with a very upright habit. It makes a striking specimen growing to about 5' by 2' in a decade. Perfect for planting beside a door or in a pot.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Wells Special'

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Cornus amomum 'Red Rover'

Cornus 'Kn30-8'

Cornus 'Kn30-8'
Venus® hybrid dogwood

This wonderful new dogwood comes to us from the great plant breeder Dr. Elwin Orton of Rutgers. 'Venus' has very large flowers, reaching 6"+ on established trees. Flowers later than native dogwoods and is resistant to anthracnose and mildew. It makes a stunning addition to your landscape.

Cornus 'Kv10-105v1'
Variegated Stellar Pink™ variegated hybrid dogwood

Variegated Stellar Pink's foliage emerges in spring in pink shades becoming broadly white margined around a green center. Large rose-bracted flowers open after the foliage emerges. Fall color is a riot of pinks, maroons, and reds creating one of the brightest displays in the landscape.

Cornus stolonifera 'Neil Z'

Cornus stolonifera 'Neil Z'
Pucker Up!™ red osier dogwood

We love this funky red-stemmed dogwood from the Proven Winners line. As they say, "Its glossy, puckered foliage is distinctive as well as attractive. The thick foliage delivers a high degree of leaf spot resistance. Compact growth and bright red winter stems add to this native shrub's appeal."

Crataegus ambigua

Croton alabamensis
Alabama croton

part shade to shade; 6'

Danae racemosa

Danae racemosa
poet's laurel

One of the finest of broadleaved evergreen shrubs with arching branches to 3' in height and 4' wide with great age. Beautiful red winter fruit. Rarely seen commercially due to propagation issues and slow growth (six years to a quart from seed!) but highly desirable both as a no fuss shade plant and for cut branches which last for ages. Shade.

Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance'

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

Eucomis 'Reuben'
hybrid pineapple lily

full sun to light shade; 18"

Exochorda 'Snow Mountain'

Heteropterys glabra

Heteropterys glabra

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, when it is trained as a vine or allowed to sprawl (subshrub).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Grenan'
Nantucket Blue™ bigleaf hydrangea

Gorgeous, repeat blooming selection from the blue hydrangeas that adorn Nantucket. Best in afternoon shade or in dapple sunlight beneath large trees. Planting on the east or north a side of a home also works well.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Smhmnufbl'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'JoAnn'

Ilex 'Heckenfee'
Castle Spire™ hybrid blue holly

The winter months will be a riot of happy color with this evergreen shrub. It will provide a bounty of bright red winter berries among the glossy foliage to either share with the birds or cut and bring indoors. Castle Spire™ is a female clone that will fruit. It needs a male pollinator such as Ilex 'Heckenstar' CASTLE WALL.

Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Fantasy'
Japanese crepe myrtle

sun to light shade; 35'–45' tall

Lagerstroemia indica 'Victor'
dwarf crepe myrtle

sun; 3'-4' tall & wide

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IX'

Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-hi'
Purple Diamond® compact Chinese fringe-flower

sun to shade; 4'–5'

Magnolia laevifolia 'Inspiration'
shrubby michelia

sun to part shade; 8'-10' tall x 5' wide

Magnolia virginiana 'Green Mile'
sweetbay magnolia

'Green Mile' is a selection of one of our native plants made by Alev Neubauer of Hidden Hollow Nursery (Tennessee). Its form is more upright and leaves are more dense than other sweetbays. White, fragrant flowers in summer are followed by red fruit. This low-maintenance, small tree is an addition to your landscape that you will enjoy for years.

Mahonia ×media 'Buckland'

sun to shade; 5'-10'

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Miss Grace'
weeping dawn redwood

sun to light shade; 8'–15'

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.

Nolina longifolia

Nolina longifolia
Oaxacan tree

Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
gold-dust holly tea-olive

A stunning showpiece for the garden, the holly-like foliage is heavily speckled with creamy white during the summer although new growth is tinted with pink - stunning. Fragrant white fall flowers are rarely produced.

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
common switch grass

sun; 3'–4'

Phlomis herba-venti
Iranian Jerusalem sage


Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion'

Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion'
dwarf mugo pine

A dwarf mound of deep green unusually short (1" long) needles providing year-round interest and texture. The tiny new growth of whitish candles in spring look especially nice against the black-green older growth. It is a fine choice for a small urban garden, alpine or rock garden.

Quercus georgiana
Georgia oak

Quercus greggii (La Siberica strain)
Mexican evergreen oak

This selection of oak was collected at high elevation in Mexico by JCRA friend Sean Hogan (Cistus Design Nursery). It forms very tough ,small trees bearing small, fuzzy, crinkled leaves. The silvery fuzz to the evergreen leaves is especially showy in spring as they emerge. It is very drought tolerant and has proven to be hardy in zone 7.

Quercus hypoleucoides

Quercus hypoleucoides
silverleaf oak

This hardy evergreen tree looks more like a Mediterranean olive tree than an oak. Native to the high regions of west Texas, it's exceptionally drought tolerant and surprisingly cold hardy. We've been very impressed with the beauty of the silver-backed leaves and easy performance of this southwestern oak.

Quercus oglethorpensis
Oglethorpe oak

; 40'-50'

Rosa 'Darpellerin'
Cape Diamond™ shrub climber rose

sun to part shade; 4' to 5'

Rosa 'Radsunny'

Rosa 'Radsunny'
Sunny Knock Out® shrub rose

sun to light shade; 4'

Salix lapponum

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium 'The Blues'
common little bluestem

sun; 3'–5' in flower

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
little bluestem

The hottest new native grass on the market, this vertical accent plant has thick textured foliage that transitions from green-blue to shades of reds, purples, and oranges in the fall. Great in tough soils and dry conditions.

Selaginella braunii
arborvitae fern

This ferny evergreen perennial makes a slowly creeping mass for the woodland garden. It is exceptionally easy to grow and looks great weaving around hydrangeas, azaleas, and other woodland shrubs.

Spiraea japonica 'Smsjmc66'

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 is very tolerant of moist soils. We hope you are as excited by it as we are.

Tecoma stans var. angustata

Tecoma stans var. angustata

This Texas native is not reliably hardy, but in a warm, protected spot, it makes an upright shrub topped with tubular gold flowers continually until frost. We've found it will usually come back if mulched well and the winter is relatively mild.

Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'
sweet viburnum

A JC Raulston Arboretum selection with lustrous, waxy dark green leaves, 3"-7" long. White flowers on rounded cymose panicles in spring are followed by bright red fruit in large clusters later in the season. A fine choice for a hedge.

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Sparkling Arrow'

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Sparkling Arrow'