Debonair® ('Morris') Pondcypress has delicate ferny foliage and a very perfect upright habit. Taxodium ascendens Debonair® is a deciduous conifer and was introduced by Earl Cully and the Morris Arboretum, where the huge parent plant is. It is wet site tolerant.
'Nutans' Pondcypress has short, horizontal branching with pendulous, delicate fern-like foliage. Taxodium ascendens 'Nutans' has an upright and narrow habit, very unusual and showy in the landscape. A deciduous conifer with beautiful orange buff fall color. It is wet site tolerant.
PRN Preferred: The most beautiful fern-like foliage of all the Pondcypresses we grow.
'Emerald Shadow' was found by the great nurseryman Don Shadow in a block of seedlings on his nursery while hunting rabbits with his grandson Elijah. He was struck by its extremely uniform upright habit, as well as its beautiful deep green foliage color. The deciduous ferny foliage turns a lovely amber yellow in the fall before dropping, leaving behind a beautifully uniform silhouette in winter. Taxodium 'Emerald Shadow' is both salt and wet site tolerant.
PRN Preferred: We are love the upright habit which is very regular and showy with its ferny green deciduous foliage.
Green Whisper® (‘JFS-SGPN’) Baldcypress is an introduction by JF Schmidt + Sons Nursery. Taxodium distichum Green Whisper® is pyramidal in habit and covered with soft green deciduous foliage in summer. The fall color is very attractive as well, in shades of russet and orange. Green Whisper® Baldcypress tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including wet, dry and clay soils.
Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress is a very columnar deciduous conifer that is considered a dwarf Taxodium. The fern-like needles emerge in lovely shades of soft green, displayed on very upward facing branches. As the summer progresses the foliage deepens to dark green, followed by amber and copper colors for an extended period in autumn. Winter interest is provided by the dramatic symmetrical columnar habit, after the needles have fallen to make a showy bronze carpet. Taxodium distichum Lindsey's Skyward™ is an excellent choice for compact sites as well as wet sites. It has a non-aggressive root system with no surface roots or knees. Found as a chance seedling by the Oklahoma nurseryman Robert Michael Lindsey.
Shawnee Brave™ ('Mickelson') Baldcypress is a beautiful deciduous conifer, with soft green foliage in spring and summer. The leaves turn an attractive, reddish tan in fall before dropping. Form is very attractive in winter because of its extreme regularity and perfect straight trunk. Extremely tolerant of salt and wet sites, also makes an excellent narrow street tree. High ecological value for birds, moths, ducks, beetles, mammals. An Earl Cully introduction.
Dense Anglojap Yew is the classic short needled evergreen for short hedges, but a waste of time in deer country. (However, Taxus medias show good salt tolerance.) An alternate choice would be Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea.
Hicks Anglojap Yew is a beautiful columnar short needled evergreen for tall, formal hedges, but not worth the effort if not protected from deer. An alternative choice is Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'. This Taxus was found on Long Island by the late Henry Hicks.
Korean Tetradium blooms for an extended time in mid summer, with quantities of small white flowers in flat corymbs. The flowers, which attract lots of bees and insects, mature to attractive red capsules opening up to display jet black seeds. The green disease-free pinnate leaves often are accentuated by showy red leaf stems (rachis). Tetradium daniellii is a little-seen small ornamental tree which should be added to more landscapes because of its excellent summer appeal. Beekeepers especially value Tetradium for its late season nectar source. This is another "changing name" plant, formerly named 'Evodia' and 'Euodia'.
Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald' ('Smaragd') is the Arborvitae most people know with bright green, neat foliage and a very columnar form. 'Emerald' maintains its color well in winter and is useful in narrow, restricted locations. Often called 'Emerald Green' in the industry, 'Emerald' is a selection that came back to the US from Denmark.
‘Green Mountain’ Silver Linden is a beautiful shade tree, with dark green leaves that have showy silver undersides. The oval silhouette is very regular, and makes a handsome street tree or specimen shade tree. Tilia tomentosa ‘Green Mountain’ blooms in July, producing plentiful inconspicuous flowers which have a lovely strong fragrance, very attractive to bees and pollinators. Silver Lindens have excellent tolerance of urban conditions, and good resistance to Japanese beetles and aphids. This is Dr. Michael Dirr’s favorite Tilia tomentosa. Introduced by William Flemer III.