Generally, madrone species are difficult to keep alive in the nursery for longer than 5-8 years because they're so susceptible to root rot. But this is a robust hybrid, a truly exceptional nursery plant. Drought tolerant, easily grown and attractive reddish flowers accent its handsome, orange-cinnamon bark. The biggest specimen in the US is 45 x 45 ft., but it is generally of smaller stature, a superb selection for CA and sunny south exposures in the PNW.
Betula nigra Northern Tribute® 'Dickinson' (Northern Tribute® River Birch)
This is proving to be the most adaptable river birch to dry and alkaline soil conditions in addition to be completely hardy in zone 3. So, no die back from winter injury and no iron chlorosis or the mortality that can cause. The parent tree is the largest of this species observed in the upper Northern Plains; it has a proven track record of over 40 years. Ivory colored with striking coppery-bronze exfoliations the bark is appealing year round. Resistant to borers as well.
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.
Beautiful small American native with tiered branching. Wonderful floral display of white flowers and great fall color. Despite the enormous number of named selections out there, when one sees seedling specimens in the East in cemeteries or parks, there are always plenty of these that elicit, "Someone ought to name that one."
Among the largest of dogwoods, its best landscape merits are expressed in the Pacific Northwest. Excellent fall color, may repeat bloom. In mild winter areas, it is used as rootstock for exceptionally vigorous C. kousa hybrids.
Among the tallest of our native American hardwoods, it shares much in common with Magnolia acuminata. Intriguing cup-shaped flowers of orange, yellow, and green in early summer. Grows fast if planted in deep, moist soil, but it will languish if planted in a dry or compacted area.
Fairy Magnolia™ Cream is a new hybrid Michelia bred to produce masses of beautiful fragrant creamy-white flowers in early spring. With a little more yunnanensis in the parentage Cream's flowers are more cup shaped. These plants are so free flowering that they have a flower bud at each leaf axil and have been known to provide a light flush of flowers during summer too. The plants are bushy with rich evergreen foliage, which makes them ideal in the garden as a flowering hedge or specimen plant.
Magnolia hybrid Fairy Magnolia® White 'MicJur5' (Fairy Magnolia® White)
A new hybrid Michelia bred to produce masses of bright white flowers with intense fragrance in early spring. These plants are so free flowering that they have a flower bud at each leaf axil and have been known to provide a light flush of flowers during summer too. The plants are bushy with rich evergreen foliage, which makes them ideal in the garden as a flowering hedge or specimen plant. Tall than wide, 10' x 6'.