The fruit of this beauty berry is more plentiful than any other . We would have counted them, but it would have taken too long! Clusters of purple berries cover the branches in fall, offering several options for use. Cut the stems to make exciting flower arrangements, or simply enjoy them in your garden as the days become shorter in autumn.
Cercis canadensis 'Ace of Hearts' (Ace of Hearts Redbud)
An exceptionally attractive, relatively new introduction from TN. With so many new redbuds in the trade, we have to wonder when they will start to look like re-runs, but this is clearly a fine variety. Smaller in stature (12-15 ft. at maturity) than the species, its foliage is set on its branches with Vegas dealer-like precision. This one will grab your heart.
Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' (Avondale Chinese Redbud)
All Chinese redbud varieties are covered with flowers in early spring -even on old branches. This cultivar is more tree-like, has bright rose-purple flowers and shiny leaves. Less hardy than C. canadensis.
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.
Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea (Purple Smoketree)
Deep purple leaves which hold color throughout the summer. Economical alternative to more expensive cultivars, these can be potted up for a popular, easy to grow promo item in the GC. The few greenish plants which emerge in our seedling benches are pulled out early, so you're assured of receiving plants with uniform, dark purple leaves.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts' (Queen of Hearts Oakleaf Hyrdrangea)
Another remarkable release from the U.S. National Arboretum's shrub breeding program in McMinnville, Tenn. in 2013 for which they should be rightly proud. Blooming a week later than other sections and holding its mature inflorescences even longer it really extends the season. The inflorescences are 9 inches long and age to pink while the plant grows to 6 ft. tall by 9 ft. wide.
Another USNA introduction - a cross of 'Snow Queen’ and ‘Pee Wee’. The upright, 9 in. inflorescences come out white but very quickly develop a pleasant rosy hue. To only about 3.5 ft. tall, it fits neatly into today's compact multi-family housing landscapes.
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.