Cornus elliptica Empress of China® 'ELSBRY' (Empress of China® Evergreen Dogwood)
An evergreen Chinese Dogwood with a graceful, yet vigorous habit and loads of flowers. Each branch holds dozens of white blooms that eventually transform into translucent strawberry-like fruit. Empress of China will light up your partly-shaded garden year-round color and excitement. It relishes heat.
While Ragin' Red has the darkest red floral bracts of any C. florida it also has very dark red leaves, here in Oregon, nearly all summer long. Fall color is again red. So it really is in a red rage from spring until leaf drop.
Always sought after, this uncommon tree is celebrated because of its legendary origin in horticulture as well as its role as an extraordinary landscape plant. Camellia-like flowers are borne from early autumn until frost. Brilliant, shiny autumn foliage-a plant for your connoisseur clients.
Quercus undulata 'Dolores River' (Dolores River Southwest Oak™)
With small, startlingly blue tinted foliage and modest stature, features not previously available commercially in an oak, Dolores River Southwest Heritage Oak™ is very desirable. The autumn change from blue to red-mahogany comes very late, November or December. It broadens the market for small trees by reducing the shortage of oak trees which can be grown without high maintenance costs in the arid West. Appropriate for small sites, arid locations and alkaline soils which cause many oaks to suffer chlorosis because of its region-adapted rootstock. This grafted form will grow with a single stem to 15-18 feet tall, with a 15-foot spread. It could easily be grown as a low branched spreading tree.