Plant Sale Buggy

Next time you are at the JC Raulston Arboretum, be sure to check out the Plant Sale Buggy located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center. It’s a great spot for visitors to find a wide assortment of choice and unusual plants for your garden. Self-service purchases are made by credit card, cash or check, and it is open rain or shine during regular Arboretum operating hours. New plants are added weekly (typically Monday morning and Thursday morning at around 11:00 AM), so visit often.

Here's what we're offering this week.

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filip's Happy Day'

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filip's Happy Day'

dwarf Sawara falsecypress

This slow-growing, dwarf conifer offers gorgeous green foliage sprays, which are tipped with white in spring.

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Juniperoides'

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Juniperoides'

dwarf Sawara falsecypress

This venerable old cultivar makes a rounded shrub to about 3' tall with mint-green juvenile foliage for a soft-textured addition to the garden. In 5 years it has doubled in size in our Japanese garden.

Cornus alternifolia

Cornus alternifolia

pagoda dogwood

This alternate-leaf dogwood tree has horizontal branches that form tiers, creating a layered tiered look with upturned branches like a pagoda. Fragrant creamy-white flowers May to June. Bluish-black fruits from July to August.

Euphorbia 'Canyon Gold'

Euphorbia 'Canyon Gold'

spurge

This sterile hybrid features 2' stalks adorned with deer-resistant blue-green leaves. Leaf backs take on a wine red hue on cool nights. In April and May, stalks are topped with 6" yellow spherical flower clusters. By late June, flower heads age to russet red. Cut flower heads back in late summer to encourage essential basal growth.

Glandularia canadensis (white)

Glandularia canadensis (white)

rose verbena

Formerly known as Verbena canadensis, this white selection is more reliably winter hardy in zone 7 than many of the hybrids.

Iris unguicularis 'Dazzling Eyes'

Iris unguicularis 'Dazzling Eyes'

Bluish lavender petals surround a white and purple striped eye. As with all Iris unguicularis cultivars, 'Dazzling Eyes' prefers a bright sunny location and good drainage, although it can tolerate half day shade.

Platycladus orientalis 'Morgan'

Platycladus orientalis 'Morgan'

Oriental arborvitae

Amazing sprays of chartreuse new growth contrast with the darker green older foliage of this great Chinese arborvitae in spring. Its even more dramatic in winter when the entire outer edges of the plant turn a rusty bronze color.

Podocarpus macrophyllus

Podocarpus macrophyllus

Japanese yew

This drought resistant, densely compact evergreen conifer provides excellent garden structure. It features yellowish, elongated cones and can be pruned to shape.


An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.