Landscaping, gardening and the environment
Buxus microphylla koreana ‘Winter Gem’
Winter Gem Korean Boxwood
Very hardy boxwood with glossy evergreen foliage. Plants take well to shearing and make excellent hedges or individual plants. Growth to 4 ft x 4 ft.
Buxus microphylla koreana ‘Julia Jane’
Julia Jane Boxwood
Dark green foliage with lime green new growth. Growth to 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.
Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’
Green Mountain Boxwood
Cone-shaped, upright growth with dark green foliage. Moderate growth to 5 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Used for hedges.
Buxus sempervirens x microphylla Koreana
Green Velvet Boxwood
Rounded growth habit with attractive evergreen foliage that can be sheared or allowed to grow naturally. Deer resistance is an added bonus.
Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’
Variegated English Boxwood
Grow in partial to full sun. Slow growth to 8 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide. Often used as a hedge plant.
Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’
Upright Japanese Plum Yew
Carefree, vertical growth habit with dense, shiny, dark green foliage that is deer resistant.
Gold Thread Falsecypress
Bright yellow foliage year round.
Grows to 15 ft without regular shearing- keep it trimmed in small beds. Very popular as a yellow accent plant. Some varieties are golder than others.
Golden Charm Thread-Branch Cypress
Full sun. Grows 6 feet tall x 8 feet wide. Nice color accent that is deer resistant. Zone 4 – 8
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’
Golden Mop Cypress
Grow this versatile and colorful shrub in full sun. Deer resistance to browsing. Shear lightly to help maintain a more compact and thrifty shape.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Aurea Nana’
Dwarf Gold Hinoki Cypress
Bright, lemon gold foliage with slow growth, making it ideal for a rock garden, compact landscape, or bonsai.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’
Compact Hinoki Cypress
Slow, compact growth to 6 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. Interesting foliage.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’
Golden Hinoki Cypress
Slow pyramidal growth to 12 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide. Sun to partial shade. Protect foliage from winter winds.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Fernspray Gold’
Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress
Arching sprays of golden, fernlike foliage showing its best color in full sun.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’
Hinoki Fernspray Cypress
Pyramidal, open growing evergreen with growth to 6 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide. Emerald green foliage is fern-like in appearance. Plant can be trimmed to make the growth more compact.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Just Dandy’
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
Globe shaped growth making it wider than tall, good for small spaces. Zone 5 hardiness. It was selected from the best seedlings of ‘Nana Gracilis’ in 1981.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana’
Nana Hinoki Cypress
Slow growth to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. Interesting dark green foliage.
Daphne burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’
Carol Mackie Daphne
Slow growing semi-evergreen with pale pink fragrant blossoms. Best in rich, well drained soils in partial shade with adequate moisture. Leaves have a yellow margin becoming creamy white. 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Hardy in zones 5 to 8.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’
‘Emerald Gaiety’ Euonymus
Vine-like moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Great for a color contrast with its green and white variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n Gold’
‘Emerald ‘n Gold’ Euonymus
Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Great for a splash of color with its green and gold variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Sunspot’
Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Grow in sun to shade (sun brings out the best yellow variegation). Yellow branches add to the colorful effect of the yellow and green leaves. Deer love to eat these.
Ilex aquifolium ‘Aurea Marginata’
Yellow Edged English Holly
Grow in partial sun in an area with some protection from winter winds.
Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’
Convex leaf Japanese Holly
Evergreen with slow to moderate growth and ‘cupped’ leaves. Needs good drainage. Will get knocked-back by -10F to -20F winter temperatures.
Ilex crenata ‘Green Lustre’
Japanese Holly Green Lustre
Compact evergreen shrub with moderate growth for use in hedges, masses or foundation plantings. Grows 4 ft tall and 8 ft wide in full sun to partial shade. Protect from harsh winter winds.
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’
Compact evergreen shrub with slow to moderate growth in Zone 6 to 9 for use in hedges, masses or foundation plantings. Grows 3 ft tall and 4 ft wide in full sun to partial shade. Flowers attract bees.
Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’
Steeds Upright Holly
Dense, pyramidal evergreen with dark green foliage. Use in hedges or foundation plantings. Zone 6 to 9. Growth to 8 ft tall and 6 ft wide in full sun to partial shade.
Ilex glabra ‘Shamrock’
Evergreen shrub with dark green foliage. Used for hedges, groupings and accents. Slow to moderate growth to 7 ft tall x 7 ft wide.
Blue Princess Holly
Dense, dark blue-green, evergreen foliage makes this hardy holly very popular in the home landscape. Plants can reach 8 ft tall x 8 ft wide. Annual shearing will help shape plant. Females get the red berries late in the season if there is a male Holly in the vicinity.
Ilex meserveae ‘Mesog’
China Girl Holly
Lighter green leaf than the Blue Hollies, yet similar. Hardy, takes shearing well. Growth to 8 ft x 8ft. Red berries.
Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii Columnaris’
Green Columnar Juniper
Upright, pyramidal evergreen with bright green foliage on dense branches. Versatile, natural or shaped, used as an evergreen screen, singularly, or as a specimen for topiary. Grow in full sun. Zone 4 to 9.
Juniperus chinensis ‘Old Gold’
Juniperus chinensis ‘Old Gold’
Outstanding gold color with growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft across.
Juniperus pfitzeriana ‘Saybrook Gold’
Saybrook Gold Juniper
Hardy, colorful evergreen with golden highlights, prune to maintain a compact shape and promote color on new growth. Tolerant of poor soil and air pollution. Growth to 3 feet tall x 6 feet wide. Grow in full sun. Zone 4 to 9.
Juniperus pfitzeriana ‘Aurea’
Gold Coast Juniper
Gold-tipped lacy foliage all year, grow in full sun, growth to 36″ high x 4 feet wide.
Juniperus pfitzeriana ‘Sea Green’
Sea Green Juniper
Mint-green foliage all year, grow in full sun, growth to 60″ high x 8 feet wide.
Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’
Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper
Bob’s favorite spreading juniper! Green new growth turns blue-green as it matures, purple tinge of winter color. Prefers full sun.
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Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’
Blue Star Juniper
Excellent, compact evergreen maintains its shape without trimming. Bright blue foliage. Grow in full sun.
Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Girard’s Rainbow’
Grow in shade to partial shade. Slow to moderate arching growth to 4 ft tall x 5 ft wide. New leaves are multi-colored with pink, white and yellow. Drooping white flowers. Requires moist soil.
Often mistaken for holly, this suckering evergreen grows best in partial to full shade in Zones 5 – 8. Moderate growth to 6 ft tall and 5 ft wide with showy yellow flowers in spring followed by bluish-black berries in late summer. Best in shady areas: woodland gardens, groupings or as a foundation shrub.
Moderate growth to 18″ tall x 5 ft wide. Prefers moist soil in partial shade with some protection. Flat evergreen sprays make it an attractive plant.
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’
Variegated Holly Leaf Osmanthus
Dwarf globe-shaped plant that grows 3 to 6 inches per year and takes shearing well. Deer resistant. Zone 4 hardiness. Spring growth flushed with pink turnings creamy yellow in summer.
Picea abies ‘Mucronata’
Dwarf Norway Spruce
Dwarf spruce with compact growth makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Prefers sun but tolerates partial shade. Grows to a 5 ft height x 5 ft wide. Hardy to Zone 4.
Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’
Bird’s Nest Spruce
Dwarf spruce with compact growth makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Likes sun but tolerates some shade. 3 ft height x 5 ft spread.
Picea omorika ‘Nana’
Dwarf Serbian Spruce
This compact, slow growing evergreen has dark green needles with silver bands. Tolerates urban conditions well.
Picea omorika ‘Pimoko’
Pimoko Serbian Spruce
Globe-shaped young plant becoming an upright, broad shaped plant over time. Bluish-green foliage. Zone 4 hardiness. Nice rock garden plant.
Picea pungens glauca ‘Globosa’
Globe Blue Spruce
Slow to moderate growth from this dwarf variety of Blue Spruce. Grafted on a ‘standard’ it has an ornamental lollipop look and serves well as a specimen plant. Maintains its shape well on its own, or it can be sheared for a uniform appearance.
Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’
Dwarf Sitka Spruce
Contrasting needles are dark green underneath and silvery blue on top. Grows to 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Excellent evergreen for a dwarf conifer collection, rock garden or along a shrub border.
Evergreen with pendulous flowers in the spring that resemble Lily of the Valley. ‘Mountain Fire’ variety has red new growth. Slow growth in sun or shade. Watch for damage from lace bugs.
Pinus densiflora ‘Globosa’
Globe Japanese Red Pine
Dark green needles and orange-red bark add interest to this sturdy pine that grows slightly taller than it does wide.
Evergreen with moderate growth to 4 ft high and 7 ft wide. Trim new growth in June to maintain tight shape. Watch for sawfly in May.
Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’
Dwarf Mugo Pine
Slow growth on the true dwarf varieties– standard varieties grow faster. All varieties should have their candles trimmed in June to keep the best shape. Watch for sawfly caterpillars in May.
Pinus parviflora ‘Little Hedgehog’
Little Hedgehog Japanese White Pine
Miniature conifer which grows to 2 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Great for small gardens, rock gardens and shrub borders. Hardy to Zone 5.
Pinus strobus ‘Nana’
Dwarf White Pine
Soft, silver-green needles. Slow, compact growth to 3 ft x 3 ft. Sun to partial shade. Sensitive to salt spray.
Rhododendron ‘Olga Mezitt’
Olga Mezitt Rhododendron
Wavy, vibrant pink, lightly scented flowers on this compact evergreen shrub in spring. Tolerates more heat and sun than other varieties. Zones 4 – 8.
Taxus cuspidata ‘Capitata’
Pyramidal Japanese Yew
Pyramidal evergreen with slow growth to 40 ft tall x 50 ft wide. Tolerates heavy shearing.
Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’
Dense Spreading Hybrid Yew
A dense shrubby form of Yew that lends itself well to foundation plantings. Moderate growth to 9 ft tall x 12 ft wide.
Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’
Columnar evergreen with moderate growth to 15 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Can be used for evergreen hedges where deer aren’t a problem.
Thuja orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’
Dwarf Golden Arborvitae
Compact, dwarf evergreen with a pointed globe shape that requires minimal pruning. Bright yellow foliage becomes bronze in winter. Full sun to partial shade. Zone 6 to 9.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobozam’
‘Mr. Bowling Ball’
Compact globe-shaped growth that doesn’t require any trimming and is good for smaller gardens. Feathery fine evergreen foliage
Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetzi Midget’
Hetz Midget Arborvitae
Dwarf evergreen with slow ball-shaped growth to 2 ft x 2 ft. Ideal for rock gardens and small beds. Grow in full sun.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’
Little Giant Dwarf Arborvitae
Small, globe-shaped evergreen with good color through the winter months.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Lutea’
George Peabody Arborvitae
Moderate rate of pyramidal growth to 12 ft tall x 6 ft wide. Golden foliage creates a nice accent.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’
Dwarf Golden Arborvitae
Golden-orange foliage year round. Slow growing to 4 ft x 3 ft. Keeps a nice shape without trimming.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Woodwardii’
Rounded shrub with dark evergreen foliage. Light shearing gives arborvitae additional strength and shape. Watch for deer browsing on most arborvitaes.
Thuja plicata ‘4EVER’
Forever Goldy Arborvitae
Golden-yellow foliage on a compact conifer with quick growth. Orange fall color with red stems during winter.
Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’
Glossy evergreen foliage grows with a pendulous effect like a mop. Grows to 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.
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