Acer circinatum Three Cheers™ 'HSI2' (Three Cheers™ Upright Vine Maple)
A Heritage Seedlings selection, much more upright and tree-like. The dark green foliage is of normal size and shape, but its silhouette is an attractive flame shape, twice as tall as wide with unusually tight branch angles. If you're pruning wild seedlings into tree form, abandon that tactic to save labor. Upgrade your vine maple list to offer this new native selection and show your customers the benefit of predictable form in a residential landscape. It offers the prospect of uniformity and lower maintenance in a commercial job.
Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' (Twombly's Red Sentinel Maple)
This Ken Twombly introduction has a unique narrow upright shape, attractive in many situations where space is limited, particularly close to a building or walkway. Plants in our landscape are more appealing with each passing season. It remains a strong maroon color all summer long here in NW Oregon.
Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' (Floating Cloud Japanese Maple)
In our judgment, the best, the most striking of white-variegated upright Japanese Maples. A big plus: almost no reversion to green but you receive them from us they will grow vigorously and it is fairly standard for them to be all green. In the years to come, when they settle down into slower growth and they will display the standard white and pink variegation.Though it is not a good choice for the deep South where the heat seems to keep the variegation permanently away. From a distance, the small green, white and pink variegated leaves have an ethereal effect. This conversation item is just perfect to showcase a shady spot in the garden, eventually reaching 16 ft. tall. No surprise here; its a Great Plant Picks selection.
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.
Shiny dark green leaves and abundant, white, pleasantly fragrant flowers showcase this classy American native. Much hardier than C. retusus, it performs best in full sun and is remarkably versatile - from moist lowlands to dry hillsides. Among the finest of ALL landscape plants, not just natives.
Cameo is a sister seedling to Cleopatra and is the latest release from the New Zealand Magnolia Grove breeding program of Vance Hooper. A stunning bloom with a sculpted form like a cameo broach. Reddish purple exterior with clean white flushed red-purple interior. Cameo has exceptional flower power, second only to Genie for freeness of flowering. The high rate of flower production both in spring and summer keeps the plant as a small tree with a compact habit.
The culmination of 15 yrs. of breeding - a compact, small tree maturing at 10-13 ft. tall. Sensational black-red buds open to small, globular tulip-shaped blooms of deep rich, maroon-purple - both inner and outer surfaces. Reflexed tepal tips fade to a lighter magenta-rose. ‘Genie’ has lightly scented blooms.
Magnolia Black Tulip® 'JURmag1' (Black Tulip® Magnolia)
This tree has it all with dramatic, goblet-shaped blooms of black-purple, up to 6 in. across on quick-to-flower small trees. Larger growing, and with darker flowers than 'Genie'™. These flowers are by far the darkest colored of magnolia blooms. Their fragrance and dense presentation on small trees justifies planting Black Tulip® near doorways and paths.
Bred in New Zealand by leading magnolia breeder Mark Jury, Burgundy Star™ has large (up to 5inch diameter) gorgeous claret red, lightly fragrant blooms which cover the tree in early Spring. They seems to be exceptionally long lasting and the color is stable. The blooms cluster along the stems all leading to a very luxuriant look. As a 10 year old tree it grows up to 11 feet in height and 11.5 feet wide.
Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury, Magnolia Felix® is stunning. In early Spring the reward is a mass of magnificent, 12 inch large, open-faced hot pink flowers. It is an upright smaller tree growing to a height of 16 feet, making it suitable for smaller gardens or featured in larger landscape plantings.
Distinctive among magnolias for its shiny narrow leaves, dark green above and a downy white beneath. A refined small tree (best) or large multi-stemmed shrub if given a prominent place in the landscape where its wonderfully fragrant flowers can be appreciated.
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.
Small to medium-sized shrub with fragrant foliage, often used for naturalizing in states along the Atlantic coast from MA to SC. Famed for its use in making candles using the waxy berries during colonial times, its best present use is as an easy foundation plant, where it will tolerate compact or infertile soils.
A weeping Baldcypress selection that distinguishes itself by its leader growing straight up while the branches droop. Fall color is bronze, and the reddish brown bark peels in strips. Tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Much superior to 'Cascade Falls' because it has an upright tendency as opposed to the groundcover character of the former.