Betula nigra Dura-Heat« 'BNMTF' (Dura-Heat« River Birch)
Holds its yellow autumn leaves a full month longer than Heritage«. Has glossier leaves, a tighter habit, and better heat tolerance than Heritage« in Zone 9. You already know Earl Cully's Heritage« is a money-making super tree. Try this one for comparison, especially if you're in the Gulf States.
Betula nigra Heritage« 'Cully' (Heritage« River Birch)
Selected by Earl Cully almost 20 years ago for its outstanding peeling bark, extreme hardiness, resistance to borers, and ability to grow in waterlogged or dry soils.
Whether you clump them in a container or grow them as singles, this is among the easiest of plants to finish: even our smallest liners can grow to 5-6 ft. in a single season. Named Urban Tree of The Year for 2002 by the Society of Municipal Arborists.
Aptly named, its fragrant pink flowers are a delight to the senses. This plant delivers exceptional value in performance for price paid. It is a clean, easily grown plant worthy of a prominent spot where you can appreciate it. Extremely hardy.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' (Leonard Messel Magnolia)
A choice cultivar of early-flowering, double pink M. stellata. Compact in form, it flowers precociously and the leaves remain mildew-free throughout the summer. Wonderfully fragrant, frost-resistant flowers on this short, elegant tree means you need one by your own front door.
Coarse and brittle, its blackish purple foliage, soft pink flowers and tough constitution still create big demand for it in commercial jobs and inexpensive landscapes across America. A favorite in the arid, hot Southwest where it tolerates blistering summer heat.
Symphoricarpos Magical« Pride 'KOLMPRID' (Magical« Pride Snowberry)
Magical Pride is a well-branched, upright form with plump, dark-pink berries that cluster along the stems. Plant in mass or use as a stand-alone specimen where needed. Excellent for cut stem, floral display.