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    Winter Jasmine has soft yellow flowers appearing in February through March over shiny green leaves. The green stems of Jasminum nudiflorum add a note of interest in the winter, and are excellent for trailing over rock walls.
    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 6

    Hollywood Juniper ('Kaizuka') is a classic conifer because of its unusual irregular branching combined with its dark green needles.  The open, sculpted shape makes this Juniper showy all year, whether planted as a screen of displayed as a specimen.  Hollywood Junipers are quite cold tolerant, so they are particularly effective in large containers on desks or patios.  We have heard from several customers that this is there 'go to' plant for seashore and urban roof top gardens since Hollywood Juniper handles salt and wind very well.  The common name of "Hollywood" is because this versatile evergreen seems to be planted everywhere in California.

    Height: 25 Feet
    Spread: 12 Feet
    Zone: 4
    'Blue Pacific' Shore Juniper's evergreen foliage is silvery-blue and very soft and fluffy in texture. Makes an excellent groundcover, especially in salt-affected sites. Not as prickly as most Junipers.
    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 5 Feet
    Zone: 6
    Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni' has bright blue evergreen foliage that forms a dense, slow growing mat. The 'Blue Rug' Juniper makes an excellent, colorful groundcover for salty, windy and rocky locations.
    Height: 6 Inches
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 3
    The bluish-green foliage of Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper forms a stiff, sculpted mat. Evergreen, salt tolerant and slow growing, Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' is particularly useful in combination with rocks. This is a Juniper commonly used to make Bonsai.
    Height: 1 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 4

    Eastern Redcedar is a highly variable native conifer, and the selection we offer comes from a seed source that provides columnar, uniform plants.  The neat green evergreen foliage takes on attractive purplish hues in fall and winter.  Juniperus virginiana is dioecius, and female plants bear blue-green "berries" (actually covered cones) which can be extremely showy in winter.  Both wet site and salt tolerant, Eastern Redcedar is an extremely adaptable native, and an important food source for migrating birds.  The wood has long been values for its beautiful color and rot resistance.

    Height: 40 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 3
    Emerald Sentinel™ ('Corcorcor') Eastern Redcedar has green needles that are set off by vivid blue fruit in fall and winter. Evergreen foliage takes on purple tones in winter and is salt tolerant. The berry set makes this a wonderful cut green for winter arrangements. An excellent Conard-Pyle introduction and our favorite J. virginiana, bar none. It is also wet site tolerant.
    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 3

    'Grey Owl' was selected in 1938 for its unusual habit and foliage color.  This unusual form of Eastern Redcedar is a broad low shrub, bearing silver gray needles thickly on its horizontal branches.  A female form, it will often have little round "berries" (cones) when mature.  Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl' is an attractive addition the native conifer groundcover field, showing its rugged adaptability over many years.

    PRN Preferred:  A native, low growing Eastern Redcedar.  Very adaptable.

    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 4

    'Taylor' Eastern Redcedar is a very narrow selection of Juniperus virginiana, found originally in Taylor, Nebraska.  'Taylor' has attractive silvery blue green needles and round berry-like cones which are an important food source for birds.  "Taylor' Eastern Redcedar is considered to be the most dry site tolerant of the Juniperus virginiana selections available.  It also has better than average resistance to Cedar Apple Rust.

    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 4

    'Blue Star' Japanese Aster has pale blue Aster-like flowers held above deep green foliage, blooming from June to fall. Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star' is a deservedly popular perennial in Europe. The habit is neat and compact, and it never flags in hot weather.

    PRN Preferred:  Blooms for a very long time, carefree compact plant.

    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 5
    Kalmia latifolia 'Elf' is a compact form from Dick Jaynes of Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut, sporting light pink flower buds which open to white in June. This Mountain Laurel is tidy looking and evergreen.
    Height: 4 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 4
    Kalmia latifolia 'Little Linda' is considered a miniature Mountain Laurel with red buds opening to deep pink flowers in June. Much more regular and tight habit than most Kalmias. Another unique introduction by Dick Jaynes, (the Kalmia King) of Broken Arrow Nursery.
    Height: 4 Feet
    Zone: 4

    'Raspberry Glow' Mountain Laurel comes from Dick Jaynes of Broken Arrow Nursery, and is a sibling of Kalmia 'Sarah'.  The buds are raspberry red, opening to a vivd deep pink in May and June.  The ballet skirt shaped flowers are borne in large clusters over deep green lustrous foliage.  Kalmia 'Raspberry Glow' tolerates a wide range of light conditions, and is one of the few broadleaf evergreens that is deer resistant.

    Height: 5 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 5
    The bright red buds of 'Sarah' Mountain Laurel open to deep pink flowers in June with the classic ballet skirt shape. Medium shiny green foliage, another wonderful Dick Jaynes (the Kalmia King) cultivar, named for his wife (Sally to her friends).
    Height: 8 Feet
    Spread: 5 Feet
    Zone: 4

    The interesting thick-petaled yellow bell-like flowers of Kirengeshoma palmata appear on blackish stems in August and September, followed by weird three horned seed capsules (Dr. Alan Armitage calls them "Stephen King ... Fruit"). Slow to get established, Yellow Waxbells needs a moist woodland. Kirengeshoma comes from Japan, where it is considered highly endangered in the wild.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Dynamite® ('Whit II') Crapemyrtle flowers are cherry red in July and August on an upright form with good lustrous green foliage. Lagerstroemia x Dynamite® is another Dr. Carl Whitcomb introduction.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 18 Feet
    Zone: 6
    'Muskogee' Crapemyrtle has lavender flowers in July and August and red-orange fall color. The mature bark is shades of tan and grey. Another Dr. Egolf and US National Arboretum winner.
    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 18 Feet
    Zone: 6

    'Natchez' Crapemyrtle has white flowers in July and August, spectacular mottled exfoliating bark in shades of tan and chocolate, and yellow-red fall color. From Dr. Egolf and the US National Arboretum, Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez' is truly a four season plant. Per Phil Normandy of Brookside Gardens in Maryland, all the fauriei crosses like Natchez rebloom reliably after their first summer display.

    PRN Preferred:  Amazing bark color added to the excellent cold tolerance really make this Crapemyrtle a winner.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 18 Feet
    Zone: 6

    The red buds of Pink Velour™ ('Whit III') Crapemyrtle open mid-summer to dark pink flowers. The new foliage is a striking burgundy, changing to dark green. A great Dr.Carl Whitcomb introduction. Lagerstroemia x Pink Velour™ was formerly named 'Royal Velvet'.

    Height: 10 Feet
    Spread: 8 Feet
    Zone: 6

    Red Rocket® ('Whit IV') Crapermyrtle has bright red long blooming flowers on an upright small tree. An excellent introduction from Dr. Carl Whitcomb of Oklahoma.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 15 Feet
    Zone: 6
    With fuchsia-red flowers in July and August, 'Tonto' Crapemyrtle is another great plant from Dr. Egolf and the US National Arboretum. The bark of Lagerstroemia x 'Tonto' is an attractive tan and grey.
    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 15 Feet
    Zone: 6

    'Tuscarora' Crapemyrtle has big coral-pink flowers blooming in July and August. A little more tender than the toughest of the Lagerstroemias, its flowers and open multi stem habit make it a show-stopper. Lagerstroemia x 'Tuscarora' is another winner from Dr. Don Egolf and the US National Arboretum.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 18 Feet
    Zone: 7
    The large deep purple flowers of 'Purple Dragon' Spotted Nettle appear from April to June (reminiscent of snapdragons) above silvery foliage with green margins. Selected by Chris van Sanden of Hortech, Inc. Trim Lamium in summer for best appearance.
    Height: 8 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4

    ‘Phenomenal’ Lavender ('Niko') is a sport of L. ‘Grosso’, displaying greater disease resistance, vigor and winter hardiness. It was found and introduced by Peace Tree Farms of Pennsylvania, and has shown excellent flower production and survival in commercial Lavender farms. The flowers are tall and fragrant, set off by clear silver foliage. Blooms appear in mid summer and last a long time, making an excellent cut flower. Excellent drainage helps survival.  Semi-evergreen.

    PRN Preferred:  Proven to be the most hardy and reliable Lavender we have ever grown.  Great success in containers and in the landscape.

    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Rose-purple pea-like flowers explode in August and September. 'Gibraltar' Bush Clover tolerates dry sites. Treat as cut-back shrub. Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar' was found by the great plantsman (and artist!) William Frederick, Jr. of Delaware.  In our experience, Gibraltar is indistinguishable from Lespedeza 'Spring Grove'.

    Height: 5 Feet
    Spread: 5 Feet
    Zone: 5
    'Becky' Shasta Daisy has white flowers over glossy green leaves for an extended summer bloom period. It was named for Becky Steward of Decatur, GA. 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year. Salt tolerant.
    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 5

    'Snowcap' Shasta Daisy is a compact Leucanthemum which is covered with large bright white daisy flowers for an extended period in June and July.  The dark green foliage is attractive and disease free, making 'Snowcap' an excellent candidate for boarders or mass planting.  Deadheading spent flowers improves reblooming in Shasta Daisies.  Like L. 'Becky', 'Snowcap' is salt tolerant.

    Height: 15 Inches
    Spread: 15 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Coast Leucothoe is a lovely spring blooming broad leaf evergreen, with white flower racemes in April and May. Leucothoe axillaris's branching habit is an interesting zigzag. Prefers acid, moist soil.

    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 5 Feet
    Zone: 5

    The new growth of 'Rainbow' Doghobble is a striking blend of white, pink and green changing to cream and green as it matures, Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' has white fragrant flowers in May. A selection by Girard Nursery in Ohio. Evergreen, turning plum colored in winter.

    Height: 4 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 5
    The wide powder blue leaves of 'Blue Dune' Lyme Grass combine with seedheads that look a little like barley. An aggressive spreader that likes dry sites. Salt and wind tolerant. Leymus arenarius 'Blue Dune' is good for erosion control because it's so vigorous.
    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Dwarf Blazing Star is a lovely native plant with delicate strap-like foliage topped by magenta-purple flower spikes in August and September. The shiny green leaves have an almost grass-like appearance. Butterflies and insects love the late season flowers, which also make good short cut flowers. Liatris microcephala tolerates dry sites well, so it would be a good choice for green roofs.

    PRN Preferred:  Tons of flowers on a compact plant.  When blooming it is covered with pollinators.

    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 4
    'Floristan White' Gayfeather has white flower spikes in June and July. Liatris makes a good cut flower, and adds an attractive vertical note in the garden.
    Height: 30 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 3
    'Kobold' Gayfeather has lavender-magenta flower spikes in June and July and makes a good cut flower. If deadheaded promptly, Liatris will rebloom.
    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 3
    The bright yellow daisy-like flowers of 'Othello' Bigleaf Goldenray are held above big bronze-green leaves with purple undersides. Ligularia prefers moist sites.
    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 4

    A stunning white Lily that is wonderfully fragrant, Formosa Lily blooms mid summer to early fall and can be grown from seed to flowering size in less than 2 years. Amazing! Flowers are the classic trumpet shape, with yellow-green interiors.

    Height: 48 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 6

    The leathery narrow green leaves of Greybush Spicebush turn the most spectacular combination of orange, red and purple in fall. Leaves are held throughout the winter, turning a very attractive tan. Since it holds its leaves, Lindera angustifolia (formerly glauca var. salicifolia) is a good screening alternative for traditional evergreens. Shiny black small fruit appears in the fall. It is Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh's newest favorite all-season shrub.

    PRN Preferred: Super shrub!  Attractive all four seasons.  In the fall, many customers have asked "What's that shrub that looks like it is on fire?!".  Truly, unbeatable fall color.

    Height: 10 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Lindera benzoin has delicate pale yellow flowers in early spring, a standout in leafless woodsy vistas. In the fall the lemon-yellow foliage lights up the woods. Plants are dioecious and female plants produce shiny red fruit which is an important food source for migrating birds.  Our native Spicebush is wet site tolerant and deciduous.

    Height: 8 Feet
    Spread: 5 Feet
    Zone: 4

    Extremely narrow form, 'Slender Silhouette' American Sweetgum was introduced by that superb plantsman Don Shadow. It has beautiful glossy green leaves and is wet site tolerant. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette's fall color is yellow to burgundy. It makes an amazing upright element in the landscape.

    PRN Preferred:  Amazing structure and trouble free foliage.

    Height: 50 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 5

    The lavender-blue flowers of 'Big Blue' Lily-turf appear in late summer. Liriope tolerates dry and difficult sites, and is an evergreen spreader. The flower spikes make good short cut flowers.

    Height: 12 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 5

    'Royal Purple' Lily-turf produces purple flower spikes in August and September, held above dark green strap-like foliage.  Liriope 'Royal Purple' makes a tough, neat groundcover, slowly spreading to make wide, weed repelling patches.  The flower spikes make attractive long lasting cut flowers, and the evergreen leaves are a consistent source of winter color.  In the fall, Liriope 'Royal Purple' produces black shiny berries on the spent flower spikes.

    Height: 12 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Lavender-blue flowers in late summer appear over cream and green striped foliage. Variegated Lily-turf tolerates dry sites and is a showy evergreen clump.  Can be used in a mass planting or as a single perennial specimen.

    Height: 12 Inches
    Spread: 16 Inches
    Zone: 5

    The scarlet flowers of Cardinal flower appear in August and September. Lobelia cardinalis is wet site loving and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Cardinal Flower seeds itself beautifully in wetlands.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 3

    'Black Truffle' Cardinal flower has leaves which are purple to black, especially in spring and early summer.  Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle' produces 4' spikes of vivid red flowers from July to September, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators like mad.  This very showy native is an introduction by Peter Heus of West Virginia, and is being marketed by Plants Nouveau and North Creek's American Beauties Program.

    Height: 40 Inches
    Spread: 30 Inches
    Zone: 5

    'New Moon Maroon' Cardinal flower comes from the sharp eye of James Brown, the native plant king of New Moon Nursery.  The deep maroon foliage is more consistently showy than Lobelia 'Fried Green Tomatoes'.  It makes a gorgeous setting for the tall scarlet spikes of flowers which appear in August and September.  Lobelia cardinalis is an essential ingredient for wildlife attraction in rain gardens, bioswales and wet areas.  Hummingbirds and sphinx moths go crazy over their blooms.

    PRN Preferred:  The contrast between the burgundy foliage and red flowers is amazing.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 4
    Big Blue Lobelia has clear blue flower spikes appearing in August and September, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and insects. Does well in full sun, even more than L. cardinalis. Very wet site tolerant, and naturalizes well from seed.
    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Privet Honeysuckle is a beautiful glossy small evergreen groundcover shrub. Lonicera pileata often produces glowing amethyst fruits in late summer on older plants. An excellent choice for shady deer-dominated areas.

    PRN Preferred:  Works much better than any Cotoneaster as a groundcover.  This evergreen works well in dry sites.

    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 6

    The coral-red flowers of 'Major Wheeler' Trumpet Honeysuckle bloom for a very long time from late spring through the summer when it is visited by hummingbirds. Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' was found by Charles Wheeler of the NC Botanical Garden Foundation.

    PRN Preferred:  Very showy red flowers and disease free foliage, blooms for a very long time.

    Height: 8 Feet
    Zone: 4
    Golden Creeping Jenny has bright, golden-yellow leaves that hug the ground and form a dense, attractive mat. Small yellow flowers in spring are not conspicuous, but the leaves turn a bronzy-gold fall color. Lysimachia is great for rock gardens and walls, fast spreading.
    Height: 2 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 3
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