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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
    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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
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