Cercis canadensis Black Pearl™ 'JN16' (Black Pearl™ Redbud)
This is another Ray Jackson section for very dark purple foliage which, in the right light, appears black even in our cool Oregon climate. It is going to bring a lot of excitement to this market and will create great value for the garden center trade. Lavender flowers. Supply is very limited.
Syringa vulgaris Tiny Dancer™ 'Elsdancer' (Tiny Dancer™ Common Lilac)
Iconic lilacs - everybody's grandma had one, but this selection has a compact form; giving it strong modern appeal across a wide range. Memorable, pleasant fragrance. In addition to its expected cold-hardiness, Tiny Dancer™ boasts remarkable heat tolerance, growing and blooming well in the South. Even in Zone 8, violet-purple buds open into lavender flowers, joining dogwoods and azaleas as a marker of spring. Large panicles measure 4 to 5 in., the big florets making each cluster appear luxuriously full. Foliage and flowers are in perfect scale, one complementing the other. You know the feeling when everything is in balance with a plant: it exudes quality. We're inspired to bring Tiny Dancer™ to you, an updated version of an old classic for today's gardens.