Fall Preorder Plant Sale

Welcome to our 2021 Fall Preorder Plant Sale!  This is our biggest selection yet full of old favorites and new selections alike. The numbers available are limited, but, if we sell out of anything, make sure to check back as we may have been able to procure more plants.  Many of these plants are favorites of ours. We hope you enjoy the selection!

Shop the Preorder Plant Sale

Payment and Pickup

Payment is due at the time of ordering. Sales will end on Monday, October 18 at 12:00 pm. Plants will be available for pick-up October 28–30 by appointment. Be sure to schedule your pickup after completing your order.

This is a preorder plant sale only. There will be no on-site sale.

In these times of shrinking budgets, the JCRA needs your support more than ever. We thank our Friends for all you do and hope you find something exciting for your garden.

All proceeds benefit the daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum. All funds raised are collected and managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-6049304).

Plants Offered

Acer shirasawanum 'Sunny'

full moon Japanese maple

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A dwarf Japanese maple with yellow foliage in spring and summer. In autumn, the foliage turns orange and red. An upright form growing to just 8' tall in 10 years that will fit well in a small garden space. Hardy in zones 5–9. Grows best in full sun.

  • deciduous tree to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $85.00

Adiantum ×tracyi

Adiantum ×tracyi

Tracy's maidenhair fern

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An evergreen (yes, evergreen!) maidenhair fern that is a naturally occurring cross between A. aleuticum and A. jordanii. Lovely soft texture, easy to grow in a woodland setting, and deer proof to boot. Grows up to 2' tall; hardy in zones 6–9.

  • evergreen perennial fern to 24"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Aesculus pavia 'Red Baron'

red buckeye

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Red buckeye is a U.S. native deciduous shrub with bright red 10" spikes of flowers in spring. The cultivar 'Red Baron', discovered by Joann Currier at The Unique Plant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is an 8' dwarf variety with darker red flowers than the wild type. Hummingbirds love the tube shaped florets of red buckeye. The large leaves are sensitive to sun scorch in dry soils so consistent moisture is recommended. In fall, the plant produces fruits that split open to reveal large shiny buckeye seeds that are quite attractive.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • red flowers in spring

Container size:
Price: $25.00

Ajuga 'Petite Parakeet'

Ajuga 'Petite Parakeet'

Feathered Friends bugleweed

A sport of Ajuga 'Valfredda' (Chocolate Chip), so it has the same tiny leaves. This cultivar has gold and red leaves. We've been astonished by this plant's vigor and beauty. It is definitely a breakthrough in plant breeding. Great as an individual plant or massed as a ground cover.Grows in full sun to part shade.

  • herbaceous evergreen perennial to 4"
  • plant in part sun to light shade
  • hardy
  • blue flowers in early spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $12.00

Anemone 'Ruffled Swan'

wind flower

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The "swan" series of Anemone are hybrids developed at Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery in Scotland whose 4" wide white blooms have pale blue backs and a yellow eye. 'Ruffled Swan' is the tallest of the series at around 3' and has semi-double flowers over a long period starting in summer. In Raleigh, they'll do best in part sun, and fertile, evenly moist soil. These need a year to get settled and perform better every year after that. Great cut flower too. Hardy to zone 6.

  • herbaceous perennial to 36"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in late summer to early fall

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $16.00

Arbutus ×andrachnoides

Arbutus ×andrachnoides

hybrid strawberry tree

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From the Greek Isles comes this naturally occurring hybrid Arbutus with evergreen glossy green leaves. The small white to pale pink flowers are borne on panicles that dangle beneath the branches. The red fruit are showy and edible. Most often the flowers and fruit are present at the same time. The bark is very showy in that it peels away in strips revealing a coppery red new bark underneath. Good drainage is required. We've grown this great plant for over a decade. Grows best in sun, zone 7b.

  • evergreen tree to 25'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white to pale pink flowers in fall to winter
  • red fruit in winter
  • edible fruit

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $25.00

Aristolochia griffithii (DH 16082)

Griffith pipevine

A climbing pipevine from the Himalayas with large flowers which vary from yellow flowers covered in tiny purple spots to almost pure burgundy. These come from a yellow-flowered parent. The smell is at best described as 'musky' and at worst described as 'repugnant'. In its native habitat, the leaves are eaten by the caterpillar of swallowtail butterflies and the chemicals in the leaf give the caterpillars an unpalatable flavor to deter predators. Best in part shade. Hardiness in Raleigh is unknown but it grows well for Dan Hinkley in Washington state.

  • deciduous vine
  • plant in part sun
  • yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $45.00

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

butterfly weed

This specific selection of our native and beloved butterfly weed grows naturally on clay soils and is much better adapted for heavy clay sites than the typically grown form. The flowers provide nectar for butterflies and the foliage provides food for monarch, gray hairstreak, and queen butterflies. Ultimate size is 24". Grow in full sun.

  • herbaceous perennial to 24"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant
  • the signature plant for monarch butterflies

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $12.00

Asparagus virgatus

Asparagus virgatus

broom fern

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This unusual South African Asparagus makes an upright broom of airy, wiry foliage. It is great for adding texture to the garden or using in floral arrangements. Small red berries adorn the fine stems of female plants in fall. We think this plant makes a great garden performer. Sun to light shade.

  • herbaceous perennial to 36"
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $18.00

Aspidistra elatior 'Lennon's Song'

Aspidistra elatior 'Lennon's Song'

cast iron plant

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Cast iron plant is one of the easiest plants for the shade garden, tolerating even deep shade. This selection (named for its discoverer, not the Beatle) has a central stripe of creamy yellow to the narrow 24" long foliage. The upright foliage provides the garden with texture and color. This type of variegation often needs a year or two in the garden before it really shines. Hardy in zones 7–10.

  • evergreen perennial to 24"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Asplenium scolopendrium

Asplenium scolopendrium

hart's tongue fern

An easy fern, much beloved by the Victorians, which forms tight rosettes of mid-green leaves. It is very easy in a moist, well-drained, partly shaded spot and is 100% deer proof! Grows best in shade; 18" tall and wide.

  • evergreen perennial to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $10.00

Athyrium 'Godzilla'

Athyrium 'Godzilla'

giant Japanese painted fern

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This giant fern boasts fronds to more than double the height of typical painted ferns but with all the dramatic silver and burgundy tones you'd expect. Like so many great plants, this one popped up at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and was introduced by Plant Delights Nursery. Expect it to grow 3' tall and twice as wide over time. Like all ferns, it is quite deer resistant.

  • herbaceous perennial fern to 3'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant
  • silvercolored fronds marked with burgundy

Container size: 2 gal
Price: $25.00

Aucuba japonica 'Cho Dai Ji'

Aucuba japonica 'Cho Dai Ji'

Japanese aucuba

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From plantsman Katsuya Sakaue is a wild-collected variegated Aucuba form with cream to yellow splashed variegation that forms irregular sectors of color on the leaf. Female clone with red fruit. Named for Chodaiji shrine. USDA zones 7–9. A distinct and beautiful cultivar and very slow growing.

  • evergreen shrub to 2'-3'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • burgundy flowers in late winter
  • red fruit in winter
  • female plant; produces red fruit

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Aucuba japonica 'Daruma-no-shima'

Aucuba japonica 'Daruma-no-shima'

Japanese aucuba

This is a compact growing aucuba. "Daruma" meaning dwarf. The compact habit, yellow spotting and bright red fruit make it a real standout plant. Best in a bit of shade.

  • broad leaved evergreen shrub to 3'–5'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • burgundy flowers in late winter
  • red fruit in winter

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $25.00

Begonia emeiensis (DJHC 580)

Begonia emeiensis (DJHC 580)

Mount Emei begonia

From the slopes of China's famous Mt. Emei comes this cold hardy Begonia with heart-shaped leaves and late season pink flowers. Best grown in moist, humus-rich soil that does not dry out. Prefers high humidity and indirect sunlight. Mulch heavily in the fall as the rhizome is a shallow grower. Evergreen into the upper 20s which makes it almost as cold hardy as the champion cold hardy Begonia grandis. Produces a pseudobulb on the petiole and once frost comes and the leaf falls and rots, the pseudobulb roots and grows into a new plant. Despite its hardiness, it may be prudent to keep on a windowsill this first winter and plant in the spring or divide your plant and keep a piece indoors.

  • herbaceous perennial to 24"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in fall

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $23.00

Berberis darwinii

Berberis darwinii

Darwin barberry

Named in honor of Charles Darwin, this barberry features the essence of spring with its bright yellow-orange flowers. The spiny branches climb 5' to 10' tall. Dark purple fruit appear in fall. Although cold hardy, this Chilean native plant may require some protection from Raleigh's summer heat and humidity in the form of protection from afternoon sun and a spot with plenty of air circulation. Hardy in zones 7–9. Grows best in full sun.

  • evergreen shrub to 10'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange-yellow flowers in spring
  • spiny

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $33.00

Beschorneria septentrionalis

Beschorneria septentrionalis

false red agave

Exotic flowers are a bright fuchsia-red tipped in emerald green on a red spike that reaches 5' tall. All year, the evergreen rosette makes an attractive clump to 3' wide. Although it is an agave relative, the rosette has no spines. It's drought-tolerant, but it can take moisture if the location is well-drained. Dramatic and easy. Sun.

  • succulent to 24"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy semi-hardy
  • red flowers in summer

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $18.00

Buddleja cordata

Buddleja cordata

Mexican butterfly bush

In Mexico where this plant hails from, it makes a sizable tree used in tough spots like parking lots and hell strips. In central North Carolina, it just won't form a tree but instead makes a lovely shrub with gorgeous large silvery foliage. Fragrant white flowers in late fall, though not particularly showy, add to the plant's appeal and provide nectar for a variety of pollinators.

  • large evergreen shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white, fragrant flowers in late fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Pendula'

Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Pendula'

variegated common boxwood

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This boxwood selection has an upright form with branches that weep gracefully toward the tips with a bright lemon-yellow variegation. Eventually grows to 6' tall. A colorful architectural plant for the shade garden or large pot.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun to shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Red'

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Red'

hardy bottlebrush

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Introduced many years ago from the famous Woodlanders Nursery (Aiken, South Carolina), 'Woodlanders Red' bottlebrush has continually impressed us with its cold hardiness and outstanding floral display in the summer. Whereas most bottlebrushes are not cold hardy in Zone 7, 'Woodlanders Red' tolerates temperatures into the single digits with only moderate burn of the foliage occurring below 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants are typically wider than tall and produce red flowers clustered midway along the stems in bottlebrush fashion in the summer. Winter foliage color is usually red to purple.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • red flowers in spring - summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $35.00

Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus 'Burgundy Spice'

Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus 'Burgundy Spice'

purple-leaf sweetshrub

A dark-purple leafed native shrub to 8' tall with fragrant maroon flowers in spring. Foliage color is retained throughout the growing season, even in shade. Colorful fall foliage is yellow and orange. Tolerant of a wide variety of soil conditions. Sun to part shade.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • maroon flowers in spring
  • deer resistant
  • purple foliage

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $20.00

Calycanthus 'SMNCAF'

Calycanthus 'SMNCAF'

Simply Scentsational sweetshrub

An especially fragrant selection of this U.S. native shrub whose flowers emit hints of melon, banana, strawberry, pineapple, and either Juicy Fruit gum or bubble gum (depending on your nose). Late spring to early summer. Deciduous. Grows to 6' tall by 5' wide. Hardy in zones 4–9 in full sun to part sun.

  • deciduous shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • marroon flowers in late spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

Camellia japonica var. decumbens 'Madoka'

Camellia japonica var. decumbens 'Madoka'

sake cup Japanese camellia

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There are few shrubs stranger and more interesting than the "sake cup" Camellia. The leaves at the tips of the branches are perfect little rounded cups. This very old classical Japanese variety has nearly disappeared from cultivation. The flowers are single and red. It grows very slowly and is much prized in Japan. Bizarre but a must have for the esoteric Camellia collector.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'–10'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • red flowers in winter

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $22.00

Camellia sinensis 'Silver Dust'

Camellia sinensis 'Silver Dust'

variegated tea

A small-leafed form of tea camellia with foliage heavily speckled with white. The variegation is most evident in spring and summer and makes this a slow growing plant, ideal for gardens without much space. Small white flowers typical of the species. 4' to 5' tall by 3' to 4' wide in 10 years. Hardy in zones 7–9.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in part sun
  • white flowers in summer through fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $20.00

Campsis radicans 'Red Sunset'

trumpet vine

A vigorous clinging woody 30' long vine with red trumpet-like flowers grace this large vine late summer to fall. This native is perfect for bringing hummingbirds to the garden. Will climb most surfaces.

  • deciduous woody vine to 30'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • red flowers in summer
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $25.00

Carpinus japonica

Carpinus japonica

Japanese hornbeam

Among the Carpinus (hornbeams), there is probably none with more beautiful foliage than this species. Carpinus japonica, a small-sized tree reaching about 20' in height, bears attractive, finely-pleated leaves, looking as if they have been pressed. In summer, hop-like fruit catkins appear, light green in color and standing in contrast to the dark green leaves. Grows best in part-shade to part-sun sites. Hardy throughout North Carolina.

  • small tree to 20' tall
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • pale green flowers in spring

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Cercis canadensis 'Amethyst Mist'

Cercis canadensis 'Amethyst Mist'

eastern redbud

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Like most redbuds, this cultivar produces pink flowers in early spring. The unique trait of 'Amethyst Mist' is the foliage which emerges white, then darkens through chartreuse and light green to green. Yellow fall foliage. The originator of the plant was not a fan and it was almost lost but we think it is a real beauty—and quite unlike any other selection. To 20' tall sun to part shade.

  • deciduous tree to 12'–15’ tall
  • plant in sun to partial shade
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in early spring

Container size: 5 gal
Price: $75.00

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'

Flame Thrower eastern redbud

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The award winning release from Denny Werner and the JC Raulston Arboretum is this breakthrough plant with burgundy new growth becoming apricot-coral, then chartreuse. New growth all summer makes this plant a kaleidoscope of color. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) just awarded this plant the '2021 Plant of the Year' award at the Chelsea flower show. Sun to light shade; 20' tall.

  • deciduous small tree to 20'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • purple flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 15 gal
Price: $150.00

Cercis 'Wavecrest'

Cercis 'Wavecrest'

hybrid redbud

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A rare Cercis hybrid (canadensis × chinensis) found at Wavecrest nurseries that has exceptional cold hardiness (-12°F) and is densely covered in pink flowers in spring. Not particularly tall at just 7' (in 10 years), this is a good redbud for a small garden. Sun to part shade.

  • deciduous shrub to 7'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • purple flowers in spring

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $15.00

Clethra

Clethra

summersweet

A Far Reaches Farm wild collection (CGG14102). Here is what they say about it: "Our collection from near the summit of Leigongshan in Guizhou of this species we are going to have to grow to flowering to key out. There are two easily distinguishable species on the mountain, one with rough bark and one with smooth and this is from the rough-barked species which we found to grow at higher elevations than the other. These had numerous 4" racemes which most likely are going to be sweetly scented white flowers. A nice deciduous not too wide shrub which give you some fall color." A head-scratcher of a plant; make sure to send us photos of yours in flower. Sun to shade; 4' tall.

  • woody shrub to 4'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $25.00

Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

First Snow variegated Japanese pepperbush

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This summer flowering shrub is heavily speckled and spotted with white variegation. Spring and fall often brings tints of pink to the foliage and stems as well. Fragrant spikes of small flowers are similar to our native summersweet. Found on Shikoku Island by Mr. Takeda. With age, the cinnamon peeling bark can be exceptional itself. Part sun to shade, zone 7.

  • shrub to 5'
  • plant in part sun to shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $28.00

Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'

Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'

dwarf mouse ear coreopsis

A southeast US native perennial with gold flowers in early summer. It stops blooming in the heat of mid summer and a mid summer shearing will help promote a fall rebloom. Spreads slowly by stolons into a colony of 6" tall plants. Prefers consistent moisture but not too much and prefers lean soils to rich ones. Grows best in sun. Hardy to zone 4.

  • herbaceous perennial to 6"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow-orange flowers in spring–summer
  • butterfly pollinator friendly, attracts birds

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $12.00

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

tickseed

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Golden yellow flowers in summer with fluted petals. This selection is a compact plant, less likely to flop. Coreopsis is easy to grow and is a great cut flower. To 18" tall. Full sun. Hardy in zones 4–9.

  • herbaceous perennial to 18"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Coreopsis verticillata 'Crazy Cayenne'

Sizzle & Spice threadleaf tickseed

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Bright red-orange flowers with yellow tips. The Sizzle and Spice series are selected for their domed, rounded habit and fine foliage. If you've been burned before by the red-flowered threadleaf coreopsis selections which were not remotely hardy, you can feel confident in the Sizzle & Spice series which were bred by the perennial maestro Hans Hansen and tested here in central North Carolina for performance. Grows best in full sun. Hardy in zones 4–9.

  • herbaceous perennial to 18"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange and yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Cornus alba 'Regnzam'

Cornus alba 'Regnzam'

Red Gnome compact red twig dogwood

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A compact and dense red-twig dogwood with a uniform habit and brilliant winter stems. White spring flowers and burgundy fall color complete the show. A dwarf, topping out at just 4' tall. Grow in sun to part shade, average to moist soils.

  • deciduous shrub to 3'–4'
  • plant in sun to partial shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in late spring
  • white fruit in summer
  • attracts birds

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $32.00

Cornus kousa 'Snow Tower'

Cornus kousa 'Snow Tower'

kousa dogwood

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A columnar Chinese dogwood topping out around 15' in 10 years with a narrow spread of just 4' to 8'. 7" wide white flowers open in June. Red fall foliage and red fall berries which are edible if not delicious.

  • deciduous tree to 15'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in early summer
  • red fruit in fall

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $42.00

Corylopsis pauciflora

Corylopsis pauciflora

buttercup winterhazel

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A 6' tall, deciduous, Japanese shrub with fragrant yellow flowers in early spring.

  • deciduious shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in winter

Container size:
Price: $25.00

Cynara cardunculus

Cynara cardunculus

cardoon

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A spectacular foliage plant during the cool months of the year. It is a relative of the artichoke. This perennial makes quite a statement. It has large, sharply lobed silvery-gray foliage. It can reach 6' tall. Electric blue-purple thistle flowers glow in the landscape in summer. After the 6' flower stalk dies back, cut the entire plant to the ground and new silver leaves will emerge and look good through the winter. Grows best in sun to light shade; 6' tall in flower.

  • herbaceous perennial to 30"–36" foliage, 6' in flower
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • purple flowers in summer
  • butterfly pollinator friendly, attracts birds
  • mostly grown for its foliage

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $8.00

Cyrilla racemiflora var. parviflora (Franklin, SC)

Cyrilla racemiflora var. parviflora (Franklin, SC)

American cyrilla

A small southeastern native deciduous tree from the coastal plain and piedmont of North Carolina and points south. Shrubby when young but eventually grows into a small tree with contorted stems and cinnamon colored bark. The flowers are long, narrow white clusters of tiny flowers in summer. Orange-red fall color. Attracts pollinators. Tolerant of both damp and quite dry soils making this a great specimen for almost any garden spot.

  • deciduous tree to 30'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $30.00

Daphne ×transatlantica 'Jim's Pride'

Daphne ×transatlantica 'Jim's Pride'

daphne

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Jim's Pride Daphne is a semi-evergreen shrub with clusters of fragrant white flowers with shell pink throats blooming over a long period from late spring to early fall. A compact 3' tall plant, it prefers part-sun or morning sun. Requires well-drained soil that is on the lean side. Hardy in zones 5–9.

  • evergreen shrub to 3'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring, summer, fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant
  • fragrant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $35.00

Dianthus 'Wp15 Mow08'

Devon Cottage Pinball Wizard pinks

With a name like Pinball Wizard there has to be a twist. This cool new selection has fragrant bicolor pink and white striped flowers atop 6" tall blue foliage. The Devon Cottage series of Dianthus is characterized by large flower size, compact habit, silver-blue foliage, lengthy blooming periods, and the ability to hold up well in heat. Hardy to zone 5.

  • herbaceous perennial to 6"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • pink and white flowers in spring–summer

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $16.00

Dichroa febrifuga (heavy fruiting form)

Dichroa febrifuga (heavy fruiting form)

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This taxon is an especially heavy fruiting cultivar procured from the South Carolina Botanic Garden. In late spring through early summer, this 4' tall evergreen shrub produces beautiful clusters of star-shaped blue flowers. The flowers emerge quite slowly from very attractive round buds of pale blue. Bright indigo-blue berries in the autumn can persist on the shrub for many months. Best fruiting will likely occur when different clones of Dichroa are grown in proximity. Shade is necessary; 4' tall and wide.

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Dichroa febrifuga 'Yamaguchi White'

Dichroa febrifuga 'Yamaguchi White'

white flowered blue-bead

This is a small 3' tall white flowered Dichroa whose leaves are lighter green than typical. The showy flowers are followed by electric blue fruit. Good fruit set requires growing more than one clone (cultivar). Culture is much like Hydrangea macrophylla, preferring part sun or bright shade over hot midday sun, and evenly moist well-drained soil. Will remain evergreen in mild areas or through mild winters. Part sun; 3' tall.

  • evergreen to deciduous shrub to 3'
  • plant in part sun or shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer
  • blue or possibly white fruit in fall

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $34.00

Diervilla rivularis 'Diwibru01'

Honeybee bush-honeysuckle

A compact 32" selection with yellow foliage and yellow summer flowers. Pollinators love the southeast native Diervilla. Easy to grow. Spreads by suckers into a colony. Hardy down to zone 4.

  • deciduous shrub to 32"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant
  • yellow foliage

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $30.00

Disporopsis undulata (DJHC 98448)

Disporopsis undulata (DJHC 98448)

evergreen Solomon's seal

Dan Hinkley considers this a "particularly fine form" of the species from mountainous regions of western China. Forms a low, slow spreading evergreen clump of stems bearing wavy-edged leaves. Spring flowers are spotted green/white along the stem and are followed by purple berries in autumn. Partial shade necessary.

  • evergreen perennial to 24"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • green and white flowers in spring

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $23.00

Dryopteris wallichiana 'Hollasic'

Jurrasic Gold alpine wood fern

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A bright new fern selection whose new spring growth is golden orange. The 24" fronds fade to green as the season progresses. Like many ferns, this one prefers rich, moist woodsy soil along with shade. Discovered by Bob Hollister near the Jurassic Coast, on the English Channel. Hardy to zone 6.

  • evergreen fern to 24"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant
  • bright yellow-gold new foliage

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $15.00

Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Big Sky hyrid coneflower

Large 5" blooms in summer that are a coral-pink-red color. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Attracts pollinators. Hardy in zones 4–8.

  • herbaceous perennial to 30"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • magenta flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $19.00

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'

golden paperbush

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No garden should be without a paperbush. Fragrant flowers in tight clusters at the end of every bare branch in late winter is a sight to behold. The perfectly shaped dome paperbush forms is ideal for the compulsive gardener. Fragrant.

  • flowering shrub to 8'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • cream yellow flowers in winter to early spring

Container size:
Price: $20.00

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Summer Hill'

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Summer Hill'

redvein enkianthus

Selected for its upright, well-branched, vigorous form which is an improvement over the wild types usually found on the market. Large leaves, red stems and yellowish flowers, heavily veined with red. Excellent red fall color. To 8' tall and almost as wide. Prefers moist, rich, but well-drained, slightly acidic soils.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellowish,veined with red flowers in spring

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $45.00

Epimedium davidii (DJHC 681)

Epimedium davidii (DJHC 681)

fairy wings

This specimen was collected by famed plant explorer Dan Hinkley in Sichuan, China in 1995 only a stone's throw from Pere Armand David's monastery. A diminutive 5" tall evergreen clumper with bright yellow flowers in April spring. Evenly moist, rich soils and part shade produce the best results but it is quite tolerant of dry shade once established. Hardy in zones 5–9.

  • evergreen herbaceous perennial to 5"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in early spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Swallowtail'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Swallowtail'

fairy wings

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A Darryl Probst introduction. Fresh spring leaves are edged with purple. Flowers are pale lavender and white which contrast nicely with the dark purple buds. Deciduous. To 12" tall. Hardy in zones 4 to 9.

  • deciduous herbaceous perennial to 12"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • pale lavender and white flowers in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $26.00

Epimedium ogisui (DJHC 733)

fairy wings

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A 1996 Dan Hinkley collection from Sichuan, China near Boaxing county. A vigorous evergreen spreading species that appreciates rich, moist soil and part sun. Spring leaves are mottled red to 6" tall with contrasting spikes of pure white flowers just above. Hardy to zone 5.

  • evergreen herbaceous perennial to 6"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Erysimum ×cheiri

Sugar Rush Red wallflower

This wallflower is so shy that it turns bright red when you look at it! The red flowers are fragrant and produced in abundance in flushes throughout the season. Although typically marketed as a fall planted annual, wallflowers can over winter in the Raleigh area and be a biennial or short-lived perennial. Wallflowers grow well in a wide variety of sites except for damp acidic ones.

  • evergreen perennial to 10"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • red flowers in winter/spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $6.00

Euphorbia polychroma

Euphorbia polychroma

cushion spurge

Cushion spurge makes a tidy mound of deer resistant foliage topped by brilliant chrome yellow flowers which retain color through most of the season, turning red in fall. Full sun and well-drained soils are a must.

  • herbaceous perennial to 18"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in early summer
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $12.00

Gardenia jasminoides 'Ogon-no-hana'

Gardenia jasminoides 'Ogon-no-hana'

Gold Doubloon gold-leaf gardenia

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When we first heard about a gold-leaf Gardenia, let's just say we weren't sold. We've experienced too many green-leafed Gardenia which turned yellow when they weren't happy. We were quite pleasantly surprised by how showy this evergreen shrub turned out to be with brilliant gold leaves, often with a green splashed central blotch. The display is especially showy in spring before the fragrant double white flowers appear. As an added bonus, it has been quite hardy and easy in the landscape and seems to be as cold hardy as the best of the rest. Grows best in sun to light shade.

  • evergreen shrub to 4'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring, sporadically through the season

Container size: 6" pot
Price: $25.00

Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles'

Steady as She Goes gardenia

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A compact Gardenia at just 3' to 5' tall with an almost never ending sequence of double white fragrant flowers from early summer to fall thanks to its ability to bloom on both old and new wood. Bred here in central North Carolina by JCRA supporter Phil Dark. Full sun to light shade necessary. Hardy to zone 7.

  • evergreen shrub to 4'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in early summer

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Ginkgo biloba 'Crispin's Jaded Jester'

maidenhair tree

A variegated branch sport of 'Jagged Jade'. Leaves have a heavy substance and a jagged/ruffled edge and yellow stripes. The branches are somewhat contorted. A dwarf tree to just 4' tall. Bright yellow fall foliage. Hardy in zones 3–9 on a wide range of soil types. Tolerant of air pollution and so makes an excellent street tree for urban gardens. Hardy to zone 4.

  • deciduous tree to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $85.00

Ginkgo biloba 'Folkert's Select'

Ginkgo biloba 'Folkert's Select'

maidenhair tree

A dwarf Ginkgo (15') with small leaves on upward angled branches. Excellent clear yellow fall foliage. Full sun to light shade. Hardy to zone 3 but also quite heat tolerant and amenable to a wide range of soil types. Tolerant of air pollution so it makes an excellent street tree for urban gardens.

  • deciduous tree to 15'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $25.00

Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'

Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'

dwarf ginkgo

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Ginkgo or maidenhair trees are among the loveliest of garden specimens but often too large for many gardens. 'Mariken' is a dwarf male clone to just 3' tall in 10 years. The weeping branches grow 8' wide. Yellow fall foliage. Full sun necessary.

  • deciduous tree to 3'–5'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $40.00

Hamamelis vernalis 'Lombart's Weeping'

Hamamelis vernalis 'Lombart's Weeping'

Ozark witch hazel

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A medium-sized deciduous shrub with long pendulous stems growing just 5' tall but spreading twice as wide. In winter it produces orange red flowers that possess a nice fragrance. Golden yellow fall foliage. Flowers on old wood so the best time to prune it is just after the blooms fade. Grows best in full sun to part shade.

  • deciduous shrub to 5'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange red flowers in winter

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $60.00

Hamamelis virginiana 'Little Prospect'

Hamamelis virginiana 'Little Prospect'

common witch hazel

A (slighty) dwarf and (heavily) variegated selection of the native witch hazel. Leaves are green with a broad yellow margin. Densely branched to about 6'+ tall in 10 years. It blooms in fall with lightly fragrant yellow flowers. Grows best in well-drained but consistently moist soil but will tolerate heavy clay.

  • deciduous shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in fall

Container size: 5 gal
Price: $65.00

Hamamelis virginiana var. mexicana

Hamamelis virginiana var. mexicana

Mexican witch hazel

A cream-flowered deciduous shrub from Mexico which was introduced by Yucca Do Nursery of Texas. Rapidly growing to 12' tall. We have always been impressed with the plant growing outside our education center. Grows best in sun or light shade.

  • deciduous shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • pale yellow flowers in fall

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $55.00

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sunstruck'

false sunflower

A dwarf (16"), variegated selection of this popular summer blooming perennial. Cream leaves with green veins are topped in summer with golden yellow daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies. Hardy to zone 4.

  • herbaceous perennial to 16"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly
  • variegated leaves

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Helwingia omeiensis (DJHV 16013)

Helwingia is a holly relative from Asia, the only genus in its family Helwingiaceae. H. omeiensis is an evergreen shrub (to 12') of shiny green leaves, small purplish white spring flowers and red fruit. Although dioecious, this particular Dan Hinkley selection is a fully self fertile female, forming stunning crops of red berries atop each "leaf" which is really a blade-like fused petiole.

  • evergreen shrub to 12'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Hemerocallis 'Big Time Happy'

Happy Ever Appster daylily

Marketed as an improved 'Happy Returns'. A reblooming daylily with pale yellow flowers up to 4" wide with slightly ruffled petals on top of an 18" tall plant. Starts blooming in early summer. Flowers last just a day but on this selection, they are open for 16 hours and produced in succession over a long period. Daylilies are incredibly tough plants that are super easy to grow. Grows best in sun to light shade.

  • herbaceous perennial to 18"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • pale yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $13.00

Heuchera 'Fire Alarm'

coral bells

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Fiery orange-red foliage on this 9" perennial in spring and fall. Foliage color fades towards green in the summer. Heuchera is a great foliage plant for shady gardens. Performs best in a site with well drained soil that never gets very dry. Prefers some winter mulch but not at the expense of drainage which is key in winter. Requires good air circulation in the summer so do not crowd this plant too much. Small pink flower clusters in spring.

  • herbaceous perennial to 9"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in spring
  • fiery orange-red foliage

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Holboellia angustifolia subsp. trifoliata (DJHS 3026)

sausage vine

A rare evergreen 20' vine from China collected by the famed Dan Hinkley. Narrow leaflets and fragrant white flowers develop in late winter or early spring depending on climate. The common name "sausage vine" is named for its blue, sausage-shaped fruit that is similar to Akebia, its botanical cousin. Hardy in zone 7.

  • evergreen vine to 20'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers
  • purple fruit in summer
  • edible fruit

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $25.00

Holboellia brachyandra (HWJ 1023)

sausage vine

Collected by Dan Hinkley and Bleddyn Wynn Jones in Vietnam in 2003. Dan is a big fan of this 20' long evergreen vine stating "proving to be one of the most sensational of the genus, with large white, scented flowers born on bright red scapes amidst glossy green foliage." Blooms in spring. The fragrant flowers are followed by edible purplish sausage-like fruits. Grow in full sun with regular watering. Hardy in zone 8.

  • evergreen cvine to 20'
  • plant in sun
  • semi-hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • purple fruit in summer
  • edible fruit

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $25.00

Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'

Incrediball smooth hydrangea

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Incrediball is an improved 'Annabelle' just 4' tall with huge 12" white flower clusters in summer on sturdy stems that do not flop over. Smooth hydrangeas bloom on new growth which makes them more flexible with your pruning schedule and more tolerant of late winter freezes. The flowers turn green as they age and preserve very well for dried flower arrangements. Grows best in partial sun.

  • flowering shrub to 4'–5'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

Hydrangea hirta (HC 970702)

nettle-leaved hydrangea

A rare endemic Hydrangea collected from the Kii peninsula on Honshu, Japan. The toothed leaves give it the common name, nettle-leaved hydrangea. Grows to 5' tall. In spring, a large quantity of airy clusters of white buds open to lavender flowers that are missing the sterile florets seen on other Hydrangea species. Hardy to zone 7.

  • deciduous shrub to 5'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • pale lavender flowers in spring

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $35.00

Ilex crenata 'Kufujin'

dwarf variegated Japanese holly

A 36" evergreen shrub with an upright, vase-shaped habit that is wider than tall. New leaves emerge pale yellow before turning green with a pale yellow edge.

  • evergreen shrub to 36"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $28.00

Itea oldhamii

Itea oldhamii

Oldham sweetspire

A compact (6') evergreen shrub from Taiwan and Japan whose young leaves are holly-like but mature to be spineless. White flowers in spring. Prefers rich soil and regular water.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $28.00

Itea yunnanensis

Itea yunnanensis

Yunnan sweetspire

Yunnan sweetspire is a rarely encountered cousin to our own native sweetspire but differs in several major ways. This 6' shrub produces dark leathery, evergreen leaves that serve as a foil for 4"–8" long dangling racemes of tiny white flowers much loved by pollinators. Hardy in zone 7. Grows best in sun to partial shade.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $32.00

Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Townhouse'

Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Townhouse'

Japanese crepe myrtle

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A 30' tall crepe myrtle cultivar introduced to the trade by the JC Raulston Arboretum in the 1980s. 'Townhouse' is notable for its exceptionally wide, multi-trunked form and dark, rusty-brown bark, possibly the darkest of any crepe myrtle. Covered with pure white flowers in summer and excellent fall color, this handsome tree is a true four season beauty. This is the original tree that arose as a chance seedling found underneath the 'Fantasy' Japanese crepe myrtle (near the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center). Students in the 1980s selected it to feature in the model garden they constructed, the Townhouse Garden, hence its name. Grows best in sun to partial shade.

  • flowering tree to 30'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $30.00

Lilium poilanei (DJHV 19603)

lily

A very rare species of lily endemic to the mountains of northern Vietnam, Laos and southern China. Yellow flower reflex to reveal a burgundy center in summer. In the wild this is an epiphytic or lithophytic plant but it also does well in evenly moist, humus rich soils in bright conditions with some overhead protection.

  • herbaceous perennial to 2'–3'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $28.00

Liriodendron chinense 'J. C. Raulston'

Liriodendron chinense 'J. C. Raulston'

Chinese tuliptree

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Named for the late J. C. Raulston, this plant is a fast grower, 25 feet in 7 years. Similar in many ways to our native, the more deeply incised foliage provides a finer texture on landscape plants with the same golden yellow fall color. The cultivar was selected for its larger leaves, fuller canopy and more gracefully divided foliage. Named by Don Shadow from seed given to him by J.C. The greenish-yellow flowers age to orange. Hardy to zone 6.

  • deciduous tree to 70’+
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • greenish-yellow flowers in spring

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $38.00

Liriope muscari 'PeeDee Ingot'

Liriope muscari 'PeeDee Ingot'

yellow lilyturf

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The golden leaves on this 8" tall liriope make it stand out in the garden. 'PeeDee Ingot' was found and introduced years ago by Ursula Herz (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). Somehow, it has remained curiously unknown. Beautiful purple flowers held atop the leaves in late summer are a perfect foil for the chartreuse foliage. Foliage color is brightest in the spring. For us, 'PeeDee Ingot' has performed admirably both in full sun in our Perennial Border and in the shade of our Lath House. Hardy to zone 6. Sun to part shade.

  • evergreen perennial to 6"–8"
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • purple flowers in late summer

Container size:
Price: $8.00

Lobelia ×speciosa 'Vulcan Red'

cardinal flower

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A 24" tall well branched, strong stemmed perennial with deep purple foliage. Spikes of red flowers are produced from summer to fall. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Prefers full or part sun and average to wet soil. Hardy to zone 6.

  • herbaceous perennial to 24"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • red flowers in summer
  • purple foliage

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Lonicera nitida 'Golden Glow'

Thunderbolt box honeysuckle

A dwarf evergreen densely branched shrub with small chartreuse foliage on arching branches. A great hedge plant. Best in part sun. Hardy to zone 5.

  • evergreen shrub to 36"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • Chartreuse yellow foliage

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $36.00

Lonicera periclymenum 'Sweet Sue'

Lonicera periclymenum 'Sweet Sue'

honeysuckle

A noninvasive honeysuckle vine growing to 18' with creamy yellow fragrant summer flowers that attract hummingbirds. Full sun. Hardy to zone 4..

  • deciduous vine to 18'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • creamy yellow flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $35.00

Magnolia 'Eternal Spring'

Magnolia 'Eternal Spring'

hybrid magnolia

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A small evergreen tree developed by Clifford Parks of Camellia Forest nursery with a four week long bloom period in early spring of 3" wide white fragrant flowers. It will flower intermittently through the rest of the growing season.

  • evergreen tree to 20'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white fragrant flowers in spring to summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $25.00

Magnolia 'JURmag5' (Honey Tulip)

Magnolia 'JURmag5' (Honey Tulip)

yellow flowered deciduous magnolia

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A hard-to-find yellow flowered deciduous Magnolia. 6" wide pale yellow flowers open on this dwarf tree (12') in early spring.

  • deciduous tree to 12'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow tulip shaped flowers in spring

Container size: bareroot
Price: $45.00

Magnolia 'Stellar Ruby'

Magnolia 'Stellar Ruby'

evergreen magnolia

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A new evergreen Magnolia from Pat McCracken, 'Stellar Ruby' grows as a narrow, upright plant to about 12' tall. Small, deep burgundy-red flowers are quite showy and the form is ideal as a specimen or hedge. Grow in sun to part shade.

  • evergreen tree to 12'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • zone 7
  • burgundy flowers in late spring and sporadically thereafter
  • good for hedging

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

ostrich fern

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A large deciduous fern with 3'–6' upright fronds in a shuttlecock shape. Spreads by runners to form a dense colony. Needs some protection from wind. Grow in shade in consistently moist, rich soil. Hardy to zone 3. Young fiddleheads are edible.

  • deciduous fern to 36"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'

ostrich fern

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This awesome giant ostrich fern is truly 'King'-ly! A deciduous majesty, this fern sends up regal pale green fronds in the spring, which unfurl in a flourish to appear as an ostrich feather adornment on a crown. Give this monarch a sizable place to be properly exalted! It does spread and wants a moist, shady location.
Like all ferns, it is deer proof.

  • fern to 36" tall and wide
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • zone 6 hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $14.00

Metapanax delavayi (DJHC 181)

A 12' tropical looking evergreen shrub composed of 9" wide palmate leaves with finger-like lobes. White flowers in late summer are followed by black berries that birds enjoy. Well drained soils. Sun to part shade. Dan Hinkley has been growing this plant since 1996 in Washington state. Hardy to zone 7.

  • evergreen shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in summer
  • black fruit in autumn

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $35.00

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'

golden dawn redwood

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A brilliant gold foliage form of the deciduous dawn redwood conifer. Grows quickly, especially in damp soils. Fall color is a beautiful russet. Will make a great impact on your garden in short order.

  • pyramidal deciduous conifer to 75'+
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • fast growing

Container size:
Price: $55.00

Monarda didyma 'Pink Lace'

Monarda didyma 'Pink Lace'

compact beebalm

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This diminutive beebalm bears bright, bubblegum pink flowers for much of the summer into fall. The minty foliage is often used for teas and tends to be deer proof. Plant it singly or as an edging plant.

  • herbaceous perennial to 16"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Myriopteris lanosa

Myriopteris lanosa

hairy lip fern

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Also known as Cheilanthes lanosa in the trade. The native North American chelanthoids have been placed into the genus Myriopteris. A small sun-loving fern that likes full sun and well-drained, lean soil. A perfect foliage plant in a rock garden around your cacti and agave. Drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 5.

  • evergreen fern to 12"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Nepeta ×faassenii 'Balpurrink'

Whispurr Pink catmint

This is a pink flowered selection of the normally blue perennial catmint. Mint scented leaves deter herbivores but the flower spikes attract pollinators. Sun loving, drought tolerant and hardy to zone 4.

  • herbaceous perennial to 24"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $14.00

Osmanthus decorus 'Baki Kasapligil'

Osmanthus decorus 'Baki Kasapligil'

sweet olive

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Far Reaches Farm says of this plant: "A Roy Lancaster collection from Turkey of this invaluable evergreen shrub which is quite scarce in the trade. This will be fairly drought tolerant and likely deer-proof as its brethren all are. Small fragrant white flowers in spring. Just the fact that Roy collected this is reason enough for us to grow it. Indulging a bit in hero worship." This cultivar name commemorates a Turkish-American botanist. To 8' tall. Full sun to part shade.

  • evergreen shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $20.00

Osmanthus fragrans f. aurantiacus 'Apricot Echo'

Osmanthus fragrans f. aurantiacus 'Apricot Echo'

orange sweet olive

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A re-blooming orange flowered fragrant Osmanthus. New foliage is burgundy red. The flower clusters are smaller and sparser than other O. f. f. a. but this one blooms at a much younger age and the flowers appear sporadically all fall and winter rather than all at one time in the fall. Because flowers are produced all winter, this plant is best sited somewhere to protect them from winter winds so they do not freeze. Hardy to zone 7.

  • evergreen shrub to 20'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange flowers in fall

Container size:
Price: $18.00

Pellaea atropurpurea

Pellaea atropurpurea

purple cliffbrake

A calcium-loving sun fern from the deep south with blue-green fronds held on a purple-tinged stalk (rachis). Creates a gorgeous clump in a rock garden. Hardy to zone 5.

  • deciduous fern to 10"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $9.00

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

creeping phlox

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Magenta-pink blooms. A drought-tolerant evergreen, this perennial ground cover creates a dense mat of 5" blooms atop needle-like foliage. Hardy to zone 3.

  • herbaceous evergreen perennial to 5"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • reddish flowers in early spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $8.00

Photinia davidiana 'Palette'

Photinia davidiana 'Palette'

variegated photinia

Semi-evergreen to evergreen, 4' to 6' tall shrub. Has reddish pink shoots that become light green marked with pink and cream leaves. It does flower and has red fruit. Don't let the name throw you, it does not have the characteristics of the other Photinia. Native to China. Hardy to zone 6.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • red fruit in fall

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $30.00

Pittosporum tobira 'Spring Bouquet'

Pittosporum tobira 'Spring Bouquet'

Japanese pittosporum

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The new growth on this evergreen shrub emerges in the spring almost completely white, slowly turning green. The cultivar name was selected by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana because from a distance the white leaves look like a flower bouquet. White flowers are fragrant as well. Sun to light shade, zone 7.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'–8'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • fragrant white to yellow flowers in spring

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $25.00

Polygonatum hirtum 'Heronswood'

Polygonatum hirtum 'Heronswood'

Solomon's seal

An excellent Solomon’s Seal with arching stems to 15” carrying glossy green foliage and pendulous bells of white flowers tipped with green in late spring. Bright shade is best but may be grown under brighter conditions in protected spots with evenly moist soil. Hardy to zone 5.

  • herbaceous perennial to 15"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in May

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $24.00

Polygonatum mengtzense (DJHV 99551)

Solomon's Seal

What a curiosity! A rare epiphytic Solomon’s Seal from northern Vietnam, that grows in terrestrial sites too. The pale green evergreen leaves have reddish midribs. The spring flowers are greenish-white in spring. Brilliant red berries are held throughout winter. Bright shade, consistent moisture and humusy soils are best. We've grown this with no problem for five years but the books say zone 8.

  • evergreen perennial to 12"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • greenish white flowers in spring
  • red fruit in fall through winter

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $30.00

Prunus jacquemontii

Prunus jacquemontii

Afghan bush cherry

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Well-suited to the southern United States, the Afghan bush cherry is a small 6' tall bushy cherry tree with bright pink, fragrant flowers in March. Its wide-spreading form, small persistent red fruit, and golden-yellow fall color make it attractive throughout the year. In early spring cut branches to force flowers indoors. Hardy to zone 5b.

  • deciduous shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in early spring
  • red fruit in summer

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $40.00

Punica granatum 'Ink'

Punica granatum 'Ink'

pomegranate

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A pomegranate grown for its fruit more than its flowers. Fruits are medium sized with a sweet-tart taste and a very dark purple nearly black fruit. This is one of the pomegranate varieties held by the National Clonal Germplasm Repository of the USDA/ARS at Davis, California.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange flowers in summer
  • black fruit in fall

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $26.00

Punica granatum 'Purple Heart'

pomegranate

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Large red fruit, red juice. Complex taste: sweet with an essence of wine! Purple Heart comes as one of the best in tasting panels. Rich sweet/acid balance. Very cold tolerant too. This is one of the pomegranate varieties held by the National Clonal Germplasm Repository of the USDA/ARS at Davis, California.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • orange flowers in summer
  • large red fruit in fall

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $22.00

Reineckea carnea 'Emei Snow'

Reineckea carnea 'Emei Snow'

Chinese lucky grass

Reineckia is an Aspidistra relative from Asia that looks a bit like a broad-leafed grass. This selection collected on sacred Emeishan in Sichuan by JCRA director Mark Weathington has especially tall, wide foliage. It can grow to 18" tall in rich soils but what really separates this plant is the small spikes of nearly pure white flowers in early to midsummer which are much showier than the typical forms in cultivation. Shade.

  • evergreen perennial to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $18.00

Rhododendron (DJHV 19640)

maddenia group rhododendron

A mysterious and beautiful rhododendron (maddenia group) supplied to us by intrepid plantsman Daniel Hinkley who collected it near a cool, high altitude, mountain village called Y Ty in northern Vietnam in 2019 (sitting above the clouds at 6,000' in a primeval forest, Y Ty is called "the most beautiful place in all of Vietnam"). It has survived one mild winter in the Pacific Northwest but that is all we can say about its hardiness ... so caveat emptor, this specimen likely to need protection from Raleigh's cold and heat and humidity and sun and heavy soil. Fragrant white flowers in spring. It has the potential to grow to tree-sized proportions if it survives. The photographs are of the parent plant in its home on the hills near Y Ty.

  • evergreen shrub to 15'
  • plant in part sun
  • tender
  • white flowers in summer

Container size: 2" pot
Price: $21.00

Rhododendron 'Northern Hi-Lights'

Rhododendron 'Northern Hi-Lights'

Exbury azalea

This deciduous azalea produces sweetly fragrant flowers that emerge white with splashes of yellow on the upper petals before the foliage arrives. Foliage turns red in the fall. To 4' tall. Part sun to shade.

  • deciduous shrub to 4'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white and yellow flowers in spring

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $55.00

Rhododendron (tiny creeper)

Rhododendron (tiny creeper)

rock garden rhododendron

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This is the cutest little shrub only growing a couple of inches tall and slowly spreading out. Leaves are about 1/2 an inch long and 1/8 of an inch wide. The flowers? Well, it hasn't flowered for us so far, and maybe never will. But it's so cool as a textural plant, we can live with it as a foliage plant.

  • low growing shrub to 4"–6"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy

Container size: 2 qt
Price: $18.00

Rohdea japonica 'Chirimen Boshi'

Rohdea japonica 'Chirimen Boshi'

sacred lily

A quite unusual selection with extra thick textured foliage bordered by irregular white margins or occasional striping. This selection has been passed around as 'Asian Valley' in honor of the U.S. National Arboretum's Asian garden. Hardy to zone 6.

  • evergreen perennial to 8"-12"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • buff flowers in spring
  • red fruit in winter
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $28.00

Rohdea japonica 'Fuji-no-yuki'

Rohdea japonica 'Fuji-no-yuki'

sacred lily

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Translating to "snow on Mt. Fuji" this distinctive cultivar is strongly and regularly edged with white. Hardy to zone 6. A very handsome cultivar of a very easy to grow plant.

  • evergreen perennial to 1'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • buff flowers in spring
  • red fruit in winter
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $26.00

Rohdea japonica 'Gunjaku'

Rohdea japonica 'Gunjaku'

sacred lily

Each thick evergreen leaf has longitudinal white streaks which coalesce to a creamy white border on this sacred lily. When mature, expect a 10" tall × 15" wide clump, topped with short stalks of red berries in winter. Rohdea is perfect for a dry shade site where nothing else will grow. Requires shade, zone 7.

  • herbaceous perennial to 10"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • buff flowers in spring
  • red fruit in winter
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $18.00

Sabia schumanniana subsp. pluriflora (DJHS 3008)

A largely unknown genus of vines related to Actinidia. These were collected in NE Sichuan, China by Dan Hinkley. They possess a highly textural semi-evergreen leaf along a 10' stem and produce terminal clusters of tiny yellow flowers in spring followed by blue fruit in fall. Full sun to partial shade.

  • vine to 10'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy

Container size: 2 qt
Price: $25.00

Sambucus canadensis 'Blonde Envy'

Sambucus canadensis 'Blonde Envy'

American elder

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A bright yellow-leaved cultivar of the North American native that comes to us from Nurseries Caroliniana. Perhaps the first ornamental cultivar of this native and because of its provenance we expect it will persists in gardens. A suckering deciduous shrub from 5'–12' tall. Fragrant white lacy blooms in summer similar to Queen Anne's lace. In late summer, edible black elderberry fruits appear.

  • decuduous shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers
  • attracts birds

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $35.00

Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

gold Makino stonecrop

A succulent ground cover with brilliant buttery yellow succulent foliage that looks good all year round. Late spring golden flowers add to the appeal. Best grown in a lightly shaded spot in a well-drained area of the garden. Hardy to zone 7.

  • evergreen succulent to 3" × 12"
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in late spring

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $6.00

Sedum rupestre 'Noniw'

Sedum rupestre 'Noniw'

Moonshadow golden creeping sedum

A 4" tall ground cover sedum with bright sulfur-yellow foliage that is topped in summer with yellow flowers. Full sun and well-drained soil needed. Drought tolerant. Hardy down to zone 3.

  • mat-forming evergreen succulent to 4" × 8"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy, zone 5 hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly
  • drought tolerant

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $6.00

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Blue Note'

blue-eyed grass

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A Southeast native perennial in the Iris family with 12" tall grass like foliage and tons of small pale blue flowers in late spring. Hardy to zone 4.

  • herbaceous perennial to 12"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • blue flowers in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $16.00

Spiraea japonica 'Matgold'

Rainbow Fizz Japanese spirea

Foliage emerges copper, changes to yellow with red tips in spring, and then finishes with copper-red in fall. Flower buds start red and finish with a pink bloom. To 4' tall. Hardy to zone 5.

  • deciduous shrub to 4'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • pink flowers in summer
  • deer resistant
  • coppery to yellow foliage

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $28.00

Stachyurus praecox 'Sterling Silver'

Stachyurus praecox 'Sterling Silver'

variegated golden spike-tail

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A boldly variegated form of the woefully underused golden spike-tail shrub. The tapered leaves are a lustrous silver-grey outlined in bright white on this vigorous shrub for the shady garden. The arching fountain of branches drip with racemes of yellow flowers in late winter before the foliage emerges. Striking and different.

  • deciduous shrub to 10'
  • plant in light shade to full shade
  • hardy
  • pale greenish yellow flowers in late winter

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $22.00

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Pewter Form No. 1)

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Pewter Form No. 1)

silver leafed Japanese stewartia

A small 30' tall deciduous tree from Japan with 2" white, camellia-like flowers. The pale leaves of this selection are silver and stand out against the red stems all summer. Fall foliage color is orange and is nice too. Stewartia needs well drained soil to survive and is intolerant of drought. Sun to part shade.

  • deciduous tree to 30'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in late spring–summer

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $25.00

Stewartia sinensis 'Garden's Guardian'

Stewartia sinensis 'Garden's Guardian'

dwarf Chinese stewartia

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A columnar deciduous shrub just 6' by 2' but full and bushy. White and yellow spring flowers are camellia-like and are followed by brilliant red-orange fall foliage. Cool papery brown bark peels away. Hardy to zone 5. Prefers part sun and rich well-drained soil. Not drought tolerant.

  • deciduous shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • columnar

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $120.00

Styrax wilsonii

Styrax wilsonii

Wilson's snowbell

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Wilson's snowbell makes a small 12' tree with nodding white bell flowers in late spring. It is exceptionally tough and is often considered one of the most free-flowering of all the snowbells. We've grown this delightful plant for years. Sun to part shade.

  • deciduous flowering tree to 12'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $22.00

×Sycoparrotia semidecidua 'Purple Haze'

×Sycoparrotia semidecidua 'Purple Haze'

hybrid fig-hazel

An intergeneric hybrid between Sycopsis sinensis and Parrotia persica that should be grown for its blazing foliage. Before it leafs out in the spring, ×Sycoparrotia produces delicate red flowers on bare stems. In spring, the reddish-purple leaves begin their season-long show turning every color you can imagine from scarlet-red, bright-orange, golden-yellow to purple in the autumn. This purple haze will get "all in your brain." Sun to part shade, zone 6b.

  • tardily deciduous tree to 12'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • red flowers in spring
  • purple foliage in spring

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $22.00

Syringa oblata

Syringa oblata

broadleaf lilac

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A multi-trunked, deciduous shrub with arching branches from 8'–12' tall. Dense broad inflorescences of fragrant pinkish-lilac flowers bloom April–May about 10 days before S. vulgaris. Leaves develop purple-red tint in fall. This is an exceptional lilac for the south and should be much more widely grown.

  • deciduous shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • lavender flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $18.00

Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

weeping bald cypress

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A wonderful weeping form of our native bald cypress. Stake and train to create living works of art. Best in moist to average garden soils.

  • deciduous tree to 20'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy

Container size:
Price: $50.00

Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Worthington compact)

Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Worthington compact)

compact false Japanese cleyera

This unnamed clone we received from our friends at Worthington Farms is by far the best dwarf false cleyera we've seen. After many years, it retains a small size (3') and rounded outline. The deep green, glossy foliage turns burgundy in winter for added interest. We haven't seen our plant flower but if/when it flowers expect small white blossoms followed by red fruits.

  • evergreen shrub to 36"
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $12.00

Tricyrtis 'Fluffy Orchid'

Tricyrtis 'Fluffy Orchid'

toad lily

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This toad-lily offers long, leaf-covered stems that in September and October are covered with white orchid-like flowers with tiny maroon spots. Upright stems, large flowers and floriferous nature make it different from others we've seen.

  • long-stemmed herbaceous perennial to 30"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy
  • white with violet-purple spots flowers in fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $20.00

Vaccinium darrowii

Vaccinium darrowii

Darrow's blueberry

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Attractive evergreen native shrub, grown more as an ornamental for its foliage and texture, though the fruit are also edible. Foliage in some selections blushes pink. Wants well-drained acidic soil.

  • evergreen shrub to 2'–3' tall
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • white, bell shape flowers in early spring
  • edible fruit in spring
  • attracts birds and deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $15.00

Viburnum furcatum (ex DJHJ 01011)

scarlet-leaved viburnum

From Hokkaido, Japan, comes this rare but exceptional Viburnum. Large white lacecap flowers in early spring open before the huge rounded leaves appear. Fall color is a mix of oranges and reds. The fruit appears in large clusters, first yellow, then red and ripening to black. Full sun and well drained soils but even moisture. Ultimately to 10'. Fall color is best when grown in full sun. Hardy to zone 6.

  • deciduous shrub to 10'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring
  • black fruit in fall

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $30.00