Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost' (Purple Ghost Japanese Maple)
A newer introduction from Talon Buchholz, it has attractive red purple leaves with black veins in spring. The colors are intense and the new leaves almost glow before they age to red in summer and then intense red and orange in autumn.
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.
Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red' (Appalachian Red Redbud)
Some plants are described as having red flowers, but the term "red" used here in the cultivar name misinforms those who have not seen it in flower. Many firms list flowers as "fuchsia pink". It's certainly not blood-red like Rosa moyesii, but this selection is a distinctively much brighter pink than seedlings. So it catches your eye - one of our favorites. Its flowers closely match the intense pink color of Prunus campanulata.
A new selection that has proven itself with excellent color retention and added resistance to summer leaf scorch than older maroon-leaved cultivars, especially in the heat of the South East. Rosy-purple flowers are followed by red-purple new foliage turning to wine-red burgundy in summer that holds well throughout the fall.
Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun™ 'JN2' (The Rising Sun™ Golden Redbud)
Introduced by Ray and Cindy Jackson. New growth has a light, Pumpkin-orange tint that distinguishes it from the uniformly green-ish-yellow color of 'Hearts of Gold'. In the heat of the Midwest and SE, it doesn't burn; that just makes it grow faster. We think you'll be amazed at its incandescent attractiveness, whether in a wholesale nursery or potted up for direct sale in a GC.
With a RHS Award of Garden Merit Lois, named in 1998, is a sister to 'Elizabeth', with more intense yellow flowers consistently opening a couple weeks later so more flowers come after spring frosts but still prior to the leaves. The flowers don't fade with age though they are slightly smaller than Elizabeth's.
Tinker Belle is a really beautiful Magnolia and we expect it to be in big demand. Fast growing it blooms well on young plants in the nursery. The buds open to numerous dark magenta, 3" upright flowers with pale pink interiors and a very sweet fragrance. Small in stature it will make an excellent specimen for smaller gardens, container culture or a shrubby boarder. The plants set buds readily in the nursery and the color and fragrance are unique attracting a lot of interest in the garden center. In Europe it is sought after for cut flower production.
A stunning addition to Magnolia collections and another introduction from breeders Felix and Mark Judy. It produce magnificent, 6 inch golden-honey, goblet-shaped flowers almost tulip-like, in early spring. Honey Tulip is an upright smaller tree growing to a height of 12 feet, making it suitable for smaller gardens or featured in a larger landscape plantings.
Taxodium ascendens National Road™ (National Road™ Pond Cypress)
Selected and named by Earl Culley, the original plant was planted sometime in the 1830s by an German immigrant family along the old National Rd in rural Norwich, OH. Still growing strong and is easily hardy to minus 28F; with 180 years of weather records we have solid evidence. It is one of the hardiest selections of pond cypress.
Landscape designers love this clone for its stately pyramidal form. A fast grower with a broad spreading crown, it will get 50+ ft. tall but maintain a dependable central leader. A fast grower, it's much broader than Shawnee Brave.