Woody Ornamentals

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  • Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush Z. 5-9 SHRUB

    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

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    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

     

    Size: 10’ x 12’
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers on last season’s wood so prune just after blooms fade.
    Native: China

    Named for Richard Kolkwitz, botany professor in Berlin.  First introduced to the West by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson who found it in the mountains near Ichang and sent its seeds to the Veitch Nursery in England in 1901. Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum received the shrub in 1907.  It was one of Wilson’s favorite plants out of his hundreds of finds.  Wilson wrote, “(a)mong the deciduous-leaved shrubs that central and western China has given to American gardens Kolkwitzia stands in the front rank.”  Arnoldia 68/2.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ Z 5-9

    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender

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    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender, blooms in wands July-September.  Remove faded flowers for rebloom.

    Size: 12-18” x 12-18”
    Care: Sun, well-drained, soil. Prune to 8” in spring every 2 years to control plant size and promote new growth.
    Native: Species native to Western Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: resistant to rabbits and deer

    This selection introduced to gardens in 1916. Named for Munstead Woods in England, the home of extraordinary garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)  Lavandula is Latin from lavare meaning “to wash” “because it was used to be thrown into baths for the fragrancy of the scent; or because used in lye to give a fragrancy to linen; and because it is very good to wash the face with, and give it both beauty and a grateful scent.”

  • Lavandula angustifolia Lavender Z 5-9

    Lavender spikes in June on this short shrub and rebloom in late summer.

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    The best fragrance – in both flowers & foliage. Lavender spikes in June on this short shrub and rebloom in late summer.

    Size: 24" x 4'
    Care: Sun, well-drained soil. Well-drained soil essential. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Western Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Name is from Latin lavare meaning “to wash” because Romans scented their baths with lavender. Ancient Phoenicians used lavender to make perfume. Charlemagne’s list of cultivated plants in his empire included lavender, c. 800 A.D. Cultivated in Islamic gardens by 1050. Elizabeth I ate lavender conserve, made by adding sugar to the flowers while Charles VI of France stuffed pillows with lavender and sat on them. Culpepper wrote that lavender was grown in almost every garden and cured headaches, apoplexy, dropsy, fainting, toothaches, and “passions of the heart.”

  • Lavandula angustifolia var. rosea syn. L. spica var. rosea Lavender Z 4

    Pink colored lavender flowers, and still fragrant.

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    Pink colored lavender flowers, and still fragrant.  We especially like this for its compact habit.

    Size: 12” x 12”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil

    Pink variety in gardens by 1800.