Fall Preorder Plant Sale

Welcome to our Fall Preorder Plant Sale!  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 Tuesday, September 13 at 12:00 pm. Plants will be available for pick-up September 21-23 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 pseudosieboldianum

Korean maple

This is a wonderful small maple from Korea and China that is unaccountably rare in cultivation. Four to five inch doubly serrate leaves turn spectacular colors in the fall. It is also commonly known as purplebloom maple for the purple-red spring flowers. These are seedlings, not grafted plants.

  • deciduous tree to 30'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 4

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $22.00

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

red maple

In the wild, red maples can have inconsistent fall color, especially in the warmer parts of their range. 'Sun Valley' is a selection from the US National Arboretum noted for its exceptional fall color, even in warm places. This is a male selection so no whirlygig fruits are produced.

  • deciduous tree to 35'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 4
  • native

Container size: 2 gal
Price: $20.00

Adiantum

Adiantum

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Maidenhair fern is a native southeast U.S. fern. Like all ferns, this is quite deer resistant while looking delicate and elegant.

  • Perennial to 2'
  • hardy

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Adiantum hispidulum

Adiantum hispidulum

rosy maidenhair

This maidenhair fern is deciduous for us in Raleigh but as a houseplant, it will be evergreen. Narrow arching fronds emerge with an attractive coppery tone that the marketing gurus are calling 'rose colored'. Slowly spreads to form a small colony.

  • deciduous fern to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 8
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Amorphophallus kiusianus

Amorphophallus kiusianus

devil's tongue

This hardy Amorphophallus features a 3' flower stalk that's topped with a vase-shaped flower from which an 8" purple-tipped spear appears. After it flowers, a 4' fleshy petiole topped with a shredded umbrella-type leaf emerges from the tuber. One of the few self-fertile members of the Amorphophallus species, the showy seed heads turn from pink to blue.

  • bulb to 4'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 7
  • purple and white flowers in spring - summer
  • blue/pink fruit in late summer
  • deer resistant

Container size: 2"
Price: $8.00

Aristea capitata

blue sceptre

A South African iris cousin with lots of blue flowers at the top of 4' flower spikes in May. Each floret lives a short time, but there are so many that the flower show persists for several weeks. Spreads via rhizomes.

  • herbaceous perennial to 4'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 8
  • blue flowers in late spring
  • deer resistant
  • drought tolerant

Container size: 3"
Price: $14.00

Aspidistra elatior 'Stripes'

cast iron plant

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This tough evergreen groundcover for dry shade features large leaves with pale stripes. Easy to grow indoors and outdoors.

  • evergreen perennial to 30"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • deer resistant
  • drought resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Red Beauty'

Japanese painted fern

Grey-green fronds of this fern have burgundy stems and veins. Drought tolerant once established, but rich evenly moist soils in a woodland setting will give you the best results.

  • deciduous fern to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 4
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Athyrium otophorum 'Limelight'

eared lady fern

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The wide triangular fronds are a muted chartreuse color that looks great in a shade garden and is complimented by red stems. Foliage matures to a pale green as the season progresses. Looks its best if not exposed to drought.

  • deciduous fern to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Aucuba japonica 'Daisuke's Tiger'

Aucuba japonica 'Daisuke's Tiger'

Japanese aucuba

A variegated Aucuba selected by Japanese plantsman Daisuke Muramatsu, and named for him by Barry Yinger of Asiatica Nursery. 'Daisuke's Tiger' is mostly gold around the margins and tips and spotted with green while the green centers are speckled with gold. It gives a distinctly different look than the old 'Gold Dust' or 'Crotonifolia' forms. This coloration takes several years to fully develop from a small plant. Tolerates dry shade once established.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in part sun to shade
  • hardy to zone 6
  • burgundy flowers in winter to early spring

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $18.00

Aucuba japonica 'Ōba Nakafu'

Aucuba japonica 'Ōba Nakafu'

gold-centered Japanese aucuba

One of our favorites, very thick green leaves with lovely bright yellow center, no spots. This is a large robust growing cultivar with leaves at least 10" long by 4" wide with a very pronounced saw tooth edge to the leaves.

  • evergreen shrub to 5'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • maroon flowers in early spring

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $18.00

Begonia grandis 'Pink Teardrops'

Begonia grandis 'Pink Teardrops'

hardy begonia

Easy to grow, hardy begonia for woodland gardens offers plentiful pendant cymes of pink blooms from June through September. A Plant Delights/JLBG 2017 seedling selection that is much more floriferous than its parent 'Heron's Pirouette'. Best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Deadheading increases the bloom period. B. grandis spreads by seed and also by late-season leaf-axil bulbils so it will spread around to fill an area unless you remove seed heads and clean away the aging stems in fall before the bulbils mature.

  • bush to 2' × 3'
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 6
  • pink flowers in late summer
  • greenish white propellor shaped fruit

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $12.00

Callicarpa kochiana 'Tosa no homare'

Koch beautyberry

From plant collector extraordinaire Pat McCracken of Garden Treasures comes this rare cultivar of east Asian beautyberry. Huge, hydrangea-sized variegated leaves. Small pinkish-purple fuzzy flowers in summer lead to a fall crop of purple berries. It will die back to the ground for us in Raleigh most winters. So new to us that we don't even have a proper description of the cultivar. But it must be pretty because the name 'Tosa no homare' means 'Honor of Tosa', referring to Tosa province on the island of Shikoku.

  • deciduous shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 8
  • pinkish purple flowers in summer
  • purple fruit in fall

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $18.00

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Japanese camellia

Flower color of this heirloom cultivar (1880s) is determined by transposons (jumping genes) and thus the semi-double flowers will vary from plant to plant and even on the same plant. Color is white with varying amounts of pink stripes. Sometimes, pure white or pure pink flowers appear. 3"–5" flowers in March or April.

  • evergreen shrub to 10'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 7
  • white with pink stripes flowers in spring

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $20.00

Camellia sasanqua 'Cleopatra'

Camellia sasanqua 'Cleopatra'

sasanqua camellia

A vigorous fall bloomer with semi-double pink blooms. Evergreen shrub to small tree. An heirloom variety brought to the US in 1929 by K. Sawada of Overlook nursery in Alabama.

  • evergreen shrub to 8'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 7
  • pink flowers in September–October

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $12.00

Camellia 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Camellia 'Sparkling Burgundy'

camellia

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A sasanqua × hiemalis cross introduced in 1957 with profuse reddish-lavender (sort of pink), peony-form flowers that are 3"–4" across.

  • evergreen shrub to 8'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 7
  • pink flowers in October

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $12.00

Camellia 'Survivor'

Camellia 'Survivor'

camellia

A single flowered white known for its outstanding cold tolerance. 2.5"–3" blooms in early fall. A sasanqua × oleifera hybrid. Introduced in 1986 by Camellia Forest Nursery in Carborro.

  • evergreen shrub to 8'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 6
  • white flowers in October

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $12.00

Camellia ×vernalis 'Ginryu'

Camellia ×vernalis 'Ginryu'

vernal camellia

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A vernalis hybrid (C. sasanqua × C. japonica) from Japan in 1789. Flowers are white sometimes suffused with pale pink and are semi-double. The cultivar name 'Ginryū' is Japanese for 'Silver Dragon'. In the west, this cultivar is sometimes sold under a westernized name 'Dawn'. Although catagorized as a late winter bloomer, sometimes Ginryu gets an early start in fall and blooms all winter long.

  • evergreen shrub to 12'
  • plant in sun to shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in Jan-Feb

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $12.00

Carex 'ET CRX01'

Feather Falls variegated sedge

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This hybrid between three species is a cascading mound of evergreen, white striped grassy foliage.

  • grass-like perennial to 18"–24" by 3'–4' wide
  • plant in part sun to light shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $12.00

Carpinus caroliniana 'JN Select AA'

Fire Belle American hornbeam

A slow growing North American native tree found in the wild in moist areas near streams. The smooth gray bark covers a sinewy muscular looking trunk. Fire Belle was selected for its superior fall foliage which is red, purple and yellow. Does not like drought so keep it evenly watered or plant it in a moist site. Does well in heavy clay soil and also as an understory tree in shade. The chains of winged nutlets that dangle from the tree branches are ornamental and also support small mammals and birds in winter. And the leaves are a larval food source for Io moths.

  • deciduous tree to 20'
  • plant in part shade to shade
  • hardy to zone 3

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $30.00

Carpinus coreana

Model Rocket Korean hornbeam

From Heritage Seedlings comes this great tree. They say, "Perfect as a street tree because of its narrow growth habit (5’ × 20’ after a dozen years) and its tiny leaves mean it never makes a cleanup mess after leaf
drop. Branches are tough, they don’t break under an ice load. Fall color favors yellow sprinkled with a bit of orange, and gives way to a pleasing outline of narrow-angle ascending branches.

  • fastigiate deciduous tree to 20' in 10 years
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • nice fall color

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $45.00

Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Golden Dragon plum yew

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This low and wide golden conifer makes a somewhat low, vase-shaped shrub growing to about 3' tall by 5' wide in about five years. It makes the perfect bright, year-round accent to the landscape or a vivid low hedge. Color is brightest in spring and with more sun.

  • evergreen shrub to 3'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 6

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $18.00

Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum

weeping katsura

This weeping form of the katsura tree makes a large, wide-spreading plant with graceful, sweeping branches clothed in scalloped, blue-green heart-shaped leaves. In fall, the foliage turns brilliant orange and produces a sweet cotton-candy scent. The winter form is nearly as nice as the summer display.

  • weeping tree to 20'–40'
  • plant in sun to partial shade
  • hardy to zone 4

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $38.00

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 to zone 5
  • purple flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 10 gal
Price: $115.00

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'

Flame Thrower eastern redbud

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 to zone 5
  • purple flowers in spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $55.00

Cercis canadensis 'White Pom Poms'

eastern redbud

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A brand new 2022 release from director emeritus Denny Werner and the JCRA with fully double white flowers. Breathtaking in bloom!

  • flowering tree to 25'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • double white flowers in spring
  • native

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $75.00

Cercis 'JN21'

Cercis 'JN21'

Sparkling Wine redbud

A compact cultivar whose new leaves emerge a glossy dark purple before fading to green.

  • deciduous tree to 15'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 5
  • dark lavender flowers in early spring
  • pea pod-like fruit in fall

Container size: 7 gal
Price: $75.00

Chionanthus retusus

Chionanthus retusus

Chinese fringe tree

One of the best flowering trees for the landscape. Rough warty bark holds up the rounded glossy green foliage. White, strappy-petaled flowers completely cover the tree in spring. Golden fall color.

  • deciduous tree to 20'–35'
  • plant in sun to partial shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $12.00

Clematis glauca

clematis

A diminutive vine native to Asia (northern China, Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan) that is very rare in western gardens. Covered in small 1" yellow flowers in summer that give way to the typical fuzzy clematis seed heads by late summer. Given its native range we can say that it is probably quite cold hardy but we are not quite sure of its hardiness range yet.

  • deciduous vine to 8'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy
  • yellow flowers in summer

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $15.00

Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Boy'

clematis

Nodding bell-shaped blue flowers in summer on this short vine. It is at its best when allowed to wind through and around other prennials.

  • deciduous vine to 7'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • blue flowers in summer

Container size: 10"
Price: $34.00

Cornus capitata 'Mountain Moon'

Cornus capitata 'Mountain Moon'

Himalayan evergreen dogwood

'Mountain Moon' is a selection of this Asian semi-evergreen dogwood tree with larger flowers and leaves than is typical. Long lasting flowers (actually bracts) are followed by 1" red strawberry-like berries that are sweet and edible but not necessarily tasty. Birds love them though. It is not a fan of our southern heat and humidity so site it where it can get some protection from afternoon heat and some decent air flow.

  • evergreen tree to 20'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 8
  • large yellowish white flowers in early summer
  • red fruit in fall
  • attracts birds

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $50.00

Cornus kousa 'Snow Tower'

kousa dogwood

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 to zone 5
  • white flowers in early summer
  • red fruit in fall

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $45.00

Cornus kousa 'Summer Fun'

Cornus kousa 'Summer Fun'

kousa dogwood

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Leaves emerge with a pink and white margin around a green center. Red-orange fall color is also variegated with pink.

  • flowering tree to 10'–20'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 6
  • white flowers in spring
  • white margined leaves

Container size: 5 gal
Price: $65.00

Corylus fargesii

Corylus fargesii

Farges' hazelnut

This hazelnut (filbert) was described over 100 years ago, but only found its way to the U.S. from China in 1996. It has taken plant lovers by storm with its uniform habit, excellent pest and disease resistance, and wonderful bark. This medium-sized tree has bark like the best river birches.

  • deciduous tree to 20'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy to zone 5b

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $25.00

Disporopsis pernyi 'Xiao Chengdu'

Disporopsis pernyi 'Xiao Chengdu'

dwarf evergreen Solomon's seal

A more compact form of Disporopsis. A good groundcover for shade that spreads slowly via rhizomes in rich soils. Drought tolerant once established.

  • evergreen perennial to 10"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • dangling white flowers in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $12.00

Disporum smilacinum 'Aureovariegata'

Japanese fairy bells

A variegated (mostly green with irregular soft gold edge) shade-loving ground cover.

  • deciduous ground cover to 8"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • white flowers in spring
  • golden margin to each leaf

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $10.00

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Winter Gold'

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Winter Gold'

paperbush

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I cannot think of any other plant that gets me more excited about its winter display. A close relative of Daphne in the family Thymelaceaceae, it produces 2" terminal umbels of yellow, narcissus-scented flowers from late Jan thru Feb, and with a colder winter, into March (resembling a giant yellow Daphne). Terminal flower buds are formed in late summer and remain prominent, being a point of interest throughout winter.

  • flowering shrub to 6'–8' tall and wide
  • plant in part shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • gold flowers in winter

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $36.00

Erigeron 'Azurfee'

Azure Fairy fleabane

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Narrow-rayed blue flowers on long stems above a low clump of foliage.

  • herbaceous perennial to 12" to 30" tall
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • semi-double blue flowers in summer

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $10.00

Erodium reichardii 'Charm'

Erodium reichardii 'Charm'

alpine geranium

A low groundcover of scalloped leaves topped in late spring and summer with pink flowers with red veins. Prefers a well drained site. Perfect for a rock garden. Will tolerate light foot traffic.

  • herbaceous perennial to 3"
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 6
  • pink flowers in summer

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $9.00

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

purple European beech

A columnar, purple-leaved European beech. Smooth gray bark is exposed in the winter and is quite attractive. Struggles in the heat of southeast summers unless attention is paid to siting and a spot protected from harsh summer sun is found. Also, not drought tolerant, it requires supplemental water during a typical North Carolina summer dry spell. Here at the JCRA we've managed to keep a few European beeches alive for more than a decade in some decent spots and so we are sure you can too.

  • deciduous tree to 50'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 4
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Fatsia japonica (ex. 'Sparky')

Fatsia japonica (ex. 'Sparky')

Japanese fatsia

Seedlings of a great selection of Fatsia japonica. An evergreen shrub with large hand-like leaves and spiky white flowers in fall. Followed by black berries.

  • evergreen shrub to 8'
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 7b
  • white flowers in fall

Container size: 2 gal
Price: $22.00

Ficus carica 'Kadota'

Ficus carica 'Kadota'

honey fig

An edible fig whose fruits are greenish yellow at maturity. 'Kadota' has been popular with gardeners since Roman times and was written about by Pliny as a good fig for drying. 'Kadota' is the cultivar used in Fig Newtons and is one of the most widely farmed figs in the world. It is sometimes known as 'Dottato', especially in Italy.

  • fruiting shrub to 8'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • yellow fruit in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Ginkgo biloba 'JN9'

Sky Tower maidenhair tree

A compact form of this prized Chinese tree is only 20' tall and half as wide at maturity.

  • deciduous tree to 20'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 3
  • clear yellow fall foliage

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $45.00

Hedychium stenopetalum

butterfly ginger

A giant among butterfly gingers, this plant has rippled foliage and a long inflorescence with elegant white flowers.

  • herbaceous perennial to 6'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 8. semi-hardy
  • white flowers in late summer
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 6"
Price: $25.00

Hemiboea subacaulis var. jiangxiensis 'Jiangxi Bells'

Hemiboea subacaulis var. jiangxiensis 'Jiangxi Bells'

false sinningia

This short, wide, spreading groundcover is a perennial in the African violet family. It has large, somewhat fuzzy leaves and tubular white flowers. Hardy to Zone 6, it spreads at a moderate rate, so it will cover a good bit of ground but is easy to pull up if it escapes its bounds. A JCRA introduction from a wild collection (China, 2019).

  • groundcover to 12"
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 6
  • white flowers in late summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $12.00

Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium miconioides

seven-son's tree

A deciduous small tree with great beauty from the September white fragrant flowers; pink to red bracts in October, and white to tan flaking bark on trunks in winter.

  • tree to 15'–25' tall
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • white flowers in summer
  • red calyces fruit in fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly
  • fragrant flowers followed by pink to red calyces

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

Hibiscus 'Lohengrin'

Hibiscus 'Lohengrin'

hybrid rose-of-sharon

This deciduous shrub offers gorgeous, slightly ruffled white flowers with prominent red centers all summer, while the dark green foliage adds a tropical air to the garden.

  • upright deciduous shrub to 9'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • white with a burgundy eye flowers in all summer long
  • a sterile hybrid, so no seedlings

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $15.00

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea'

Snow Queen oakleaf hydrangea

This form of our native oakleaf hydrangea is somewhat difficult to propagate so it can be hard to find on occasion. At any rate, it makes a lovely show with large "oakleaf" foliage, huge flower heads held on sturdy stems that age from white to rose, and burgundy fall color.

  • deciduous shrub to 5'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • white flowers in summer

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $28.00

Lagerstroemia 'Miss Frances'

crepe myrtle

An improved, disease resistant, red flowered crepe myrtle from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) released in 2015. Part of the "Miss" series of crepe myrtles.

  • deciduous shrub to 16'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 6
  • red flowers in summer

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $9.00

Magnolia 'Inspiration'

magnolia

One of the smaller statured evergreen Chinese magnolias formerly known as Michelia. Early spring, sweet smelling white flowers will cover the plant for a month starting in April. Great for a smaller garden. New growth is pinkish but quickly turning a dark glossy green.

  • evergreen shrub to 10' tall × 5' wide
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 7b
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'

Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'

yellow flowered magnolia

'Judy Zuk' makes a narrowly upright tree (28' by 8' in 10 yrs). In spring, deep yellow flowers with plum tones at the base emerge just before or with leaves. Truly magnificent, perfect for gardens where space is at a premium.

  • flowering tree to 35'
  • plant in sun to light shade
  • hardy to zone 5
  • yellow flowers in spring

Container size: 15 gal
Price: $125.00

Magnolia 'JURmag5'

Honey Tulip yellow flowered deciduous magnolia

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 to zone 5
  • yellow tulip shaped flowers in spring

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

Magnolia 'RLH-MFL-1'

Coppertallica magnolia

Released in 2021 by Heritage Seedlings on behalf of Head Ornamentals in Seneca SC comes this Magnolia (formerly Michelia) foveolata × laevifolia cross. A compact tree at just 10' tall with large, white, fragrant spring flowers. The claim to fame of this selection are the leaves that have a dark green top and a metallic-sheened copper colored backside.

  • evergreen tree to 10'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 7
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $38.00

Metapanax davidii

Metapanax davidii

David false-ginseng

We have been thoroughly impressed with the performance of this species in the garden where it makes an evergreen shrub with palmately compound to simple foliage. Sputnik-like flowers give rise to blue-black fruits. May need some winter protection.

  • evergreen shrub to 6'
  • plant in shade
  • zone 7
  • greenish-white flowers in summer
  • black fruit in fall

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $20.00

Musa velutina (giant form)

pink velvet banana

While visiting Costa Rica I came across a clump of the pink-fruited banana which was easily 3' taller than any other clumps in the area. The bananas themselves were about 1.5" longer than their counterparts as well. This is a seedling from that large form. Will it prove to be larger than typical? Will it prove to be as hardy as the clone cultivated in the U.S.? We don't know, but that's half the fun.

  • herbaceous perennial to 12'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 7b assuming
  • pink flowers in summer
  • dark pink fruit

Container size: 4"
Price: $8.00

Osmanthus fragrans 'Yuntinan Caigui'

variegated sweet olive

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A variegated Osmanthus with pale-yellow-edged leaves. Young shoots emerge purple. Like all O. fragrans, the flowers are very fragrant.

  • evergreen shrub to 18'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 7b
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $18.00

Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda cinnamomea

cinnamon fern

A deciduous US native fern. Separate spore-bearing fronds appear in rich, handsome, cinnamon tints that contrast nicely with the upright, shuttlecock-like clump of sterile fronds. Large specimens in ideal locations can reach over 5' tall but most plantings will be 3' or so.

  • deciduous fern to 36"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 4
  • deer resistant

Container size: 3 qt
Price: $18.00

Osmunda japonica

Osmunda japonica

Japanese royal fern

A coarse-textured Asian fern with separate fertile and sterile fronds. Rich, moist soils will produce the largest clumps. In Asia, young fronds are used as a vegetable...cooked to remove any thiaminase.

  • deciduous fern to 3'
  • plant in part sun to light shade and moist soil
  • hardy to zone 6
  • deer resistant

Container size: 4"
Price: $18.00

Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'

Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'

Persian ironwood

An upright, vase-shaped canopy of green leaves that turn brilliant orange-red in fall. 'Vanessa' is a more tightly branched, upright cultivar selected for small landscapes and street-side planting. Exfoliating bark exposes an attractive patchwork pattern on the trunk.

  • deciduous tree to 28'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 5

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $24.00

Picea pungens 'Donna's Rainbow'

Picea pungens 'Donna's Rainbow'

dwarf Colorado spruce

A dwarf blue spruce to just 3' in 10 years. A squat, conical habit with short needles. New growth emerges silver-blue and fades to a blue-green color. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Hardy to zone 3.

  • shrub to 3'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 3

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $35.00

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 to zone 5
  • white flowers in May

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $15.00

Rehmannia elata

Rehmannia elata

Chinese foxglove

From a low rosette of leaves arise 3' spikes of foxglove-like flowers in summer. Spreads rapidly when happy.

  • perennial to 3'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • magenta to purple flowers in midsummer–early fall

Container size: 1 pt
Price: $12.00

Reineckea carnea 'Variegata'

Reineckea carnea 'Variegata'

Variegated Chinese lucky grass

Grass-like leaves are variegated with white stripes. Pink flowers are attractive but held under the canopy so you have to root around to see them.

  • evergreen perennial to 6" × 20"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • pink flowers in late spring or fall

Container size: 3"
Price: $12.00

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Royal Resilience'

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Royal Resilience'

Catawba rhododendron

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A discovery by JC Raulston Arboretum friend and Garden Treasures nursery owner, Pat McCracken. We have not had a chance to trial it yet but Pat has been growing it for 30 years and he loves it. And if Pat likes it, it's got to be good. He says it is much more disease resistant against both root and leaf fungal pathogens that plague Catawba rhododendrons in the Raleigh area. So resistant in fact that Pat has never once sprayed his plants with fungicide and has recently patented it. He also says it is basically double the size of typical Catawba rhododendrons that he grows.

  • evergreen shrub to 15' tall × 25' wide
  • plant in part sun
  • hardy to zone 4
  • purple-pink flowers in summer
  • butterfly pollinator friendly, attracts birds

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $22.00

Rohdea japonica 'Gunjaku'

Rohdea japonica 'Gunjaku'

sacred lily

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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 to zone 6
  • buff flowers in spring
  • red fruit in winter
  • deer resistant

Container size: 1 Qt
Price: $18.00

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 to zone 6
  • buff flowers in spring
  • red fruit in winter
  • deer resistant

Container size: 4"
Price: $12.00

Salvia glabrescens 'Elk Yellow Purple'

Salvia glabrescens 'Elk Yellow Purple'

Japanese forest sage

In September, small 18" tall clumps of dark green leaves are topped by spikes of gorgeous light yellow flowers with tiny dark purple flecks. This salvia can tolerate only an hour or 2 of morning sunlight and reponds well to moist, organic soil. Over time, clumps can stretch to 7' wide.

  • shrub to 18"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 5b
  • creamy yellow with purple spots flowers in September–October
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly and deer resistant

Container size: 4"
Price: $9.00

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

Himalayan sweet box

An evergreen shrub for shade. Small white fragrant flowers in winter followed by black fruits in spring. Slow growing but does creep along on stolons to eventually form a patch if grown in rich soil. Narrower leaves than other varieties. Sweet box tolerates dry shade and is a good selection for growing under shade trees. also, the cut stems add room-wide fragrance to your floral arrangements. RHS gave this plant the Award of Garden Merit in 1963.

  • evergreen shrub to 36"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 6b
  • white flowers in winter
  • black fruit in spring
  • deer resistant

Container size: 4"
Price: $12.00

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Western Hills'

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Western Hills'

Himalayan sweet box

This cultivar is believed to be a hybrid as it produces red fruit instead of the normal black fruit.

  • evergreen shrub to 20"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy to zone 6b
  • white flowers in winter
  • red fruit in spring
  • fragrant flowers

Container size: 3"
Price: $11.00

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Nezu Jinja'

large-leaf strawberry begonia

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Saxifraga 'Nezu Jinja' is a selection with enormous leaves. Discovered in the wild by French plant explorer Cedric Basset in Nezu, in the Bunkyo Special district of Tokyo, this selection has 6" wide leaves, compared to typical 2–3" wide leaves. Each leaf has a green base, highlighted by silver veins. In May, they produce 1' tall panicles of small white flowers.

  • evergreen herbaceous perennial to 5"
  • plant in shade
  • hardy
  • white flowers in spring

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $14.00

Seemannia nematanthodes 'Evita'

Seemannia nematanthodes 'Evita'

hardy gloxinia

We love this hot African violet relative introduced by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery for its soft green foliage, gently spreading habit, and hot red flowers with speckled gold throats. Tony found this awesome little gesneriad in the mountains of Argentina but we've found it to be very happy here in the Piedmont in light shade where it emerges late and weaves around other perennials happily.

  • herbaceous perennial to 8"–12"
  • plant in sun to shade
  • hardy
  • red flowers in late summer

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $8.00

Sisyrinchium idahoense var. macounii 'Moody Blues'

blue-eyed grass

A U.S. native, blue flowered clumping perennial. Small 6" clumps of grass-like foliage in late spring to early summer. Great at the front of a border or in a rock garden.

  • herbaceous perennial to 6"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 4
  • blue-purple flowers in spring-summer

Container size: 1 qt
Price: $12.00

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'

New England aster

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Naturally dense mounding habit needs no staking. Covered in dark purple flowers in early fall. Very showy and a superb pollinator plant.

  • native herbaceous perennial to 26"–30"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 3
  • dark purple flowers in early fall
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'HOSNS'

Snow-N-Summer asiatic jasmine

An evergreen groundcover vine to use instead of vinca minor. New growth at the stem tips emerges pink and white spotted with green before maturing to dark green. A very showy variegated groundcover. Although it will tolerate shade, you'll get better color in sun.

  • evergreen groundcover to 9"
  • plant in sun to shade
  • hardy to zone 7

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Tradescantia 'Sunshine Charm'

spiderwort

Touted as being shorter but more vigorous and floriferous than the industry standard chartreuse-leaved spiderwort Sweet Kate.

  • herbaceous perennial to 20"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 5
  • lavender flowers in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $16.00

Vaccinium corymbosum 'FL09-216'

Hello Darlin highbush blueberry

This is a compact cultivar. Blueberries do double duty producing top quality edible fruit and as ornamental shrubs with multiple seasons of interest: flowers, fruit, red fall foliage and interesting winter twigs. Plant more than one cultivar for cross pollination.

  • native fruiting shrub to 5'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 7
  • white flowers in spring
  • blue fruit in early summer
  • butterfly pollinator friendly, attracts birds
  • red fall foliage

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $18.00

Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'

Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'

Darrow's blueberry

Similar to the species, but the top 6" of new growth is a soft pink, giving the overall look of a fine rose-pink mound. We fell in love with this cultivar of a native blueberry the moment we saw it. The fine evergreen foliage, soft pastel color and low habit make it easy to fit into any garden with some sun and reasonably well-drained sandy soil. The leaves color up nicely in the fall too although they stick around all winter unlike other blueberries.

  • evergreen shrub to 36"
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 8
  • white flowers in spring
  • blue fruit in summer

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $15.00

Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB'

Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB'

Spice Baby compact Korean spice viburnum

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A must-have plant for those who enjoy fragrance in the garden. The earliest butterflies will visit the flowers as well. An easy, reliable shrub. This selection is a stronger grower than other compact selections.

  • deciduous shrub to 3.5'–5' × 3.5'–5'
  • plant in sun to part shade
  • hardy to zone 4
  • pink buds, white flowers flowers in early spring
  • butterfly/pollinator friendly
  • clove-like fragrance

Container size: 3 gal
Price: $34.00

Viburnum erosum

Viburnum erosum

Japanese arrowwood

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An Asian shrub whose glowing red fall fruit is beloved by birds and is also edible to humans. This particular one was collected by Mark Weathington in Japan in Gifu Prefecture. The fuzzy leaves have fall color in dull orange-red tones.

  • deciduous shrub to 6'
  • plant in sun
  • hardy to zone 6
  • fragrant white flowers in spring
  • red fruit in fall
  • attracts birds
  • orange-red fall foliage

Container size: 1 gal
Price: $20.00