Woody Ornamentals

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  • Buddleja alternifolia ‘Argentea’ Silver fountain butterfly bush Z 5-9

    Graceful, arching, weeping silvery foliage with cascading lavender flowers

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    Buddleja alternifolia ‘Argentea’  Silver fountain butterfly bush  Z 5-9
    Graceful, arching, weeping silvery foliage and, in early summer, lavender flowers cascade all along the stems like an upside-down mop of purple. It’s fragrant too and, true to its name,  butterflies love it.

    Size: 8-10” x 8-10” fast growing
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune just after blooms finish.
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Buddleja named to honor Reverend Adam Buddle, Vicar of Farmbridge in Essex and botanist, (1662-1715) Alternifolia means the leaves alternate on the stem.  The cultivar’s name ‘Argentea’ means silver due to the tiny hairs on the foliage giving the plant a silvery appearance.  ‘Argentea’ selected at Hillier Nursery in England in 1939.

  • Buddleja davidii Butterfly bush Z 5-9

    Fragrant, large, lilac to purple arching spikes from summer through fall. Monarch magnet.

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Buddleja davidii Butterfly bush SHRUB  Z 5-9
    Very fragrant, large, lilac to purple arching spikes from summer through fall.  Monarch magnet.

    Size: 6' x 5'
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Cut it back near the ground in spring. Drought tolerant.
    Native: China
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    First discovered by Pére Armand David, French missionary to China who risked his life in the search for plants during 3 expeditions to China from 1866 – 1872. Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson found and introduced several cultivars around 1900 popularizing the shrub.

  • Buddlja davidii var. alba White butterfly bush Z 5-9

    Fragrant, honey-scented, large, white, arching spikes

    $14.95/bareroot

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    Buddlja davidii  var. alba  White butterfly bush  Z 5-9
    Fragrant, honey-scented, large, white, arching spikes from summer through fall.

    Size: 6’ x 4’
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Central & Western China
    Wildlife Value: flowers very fragrant, attracts many butterflies, excellent cut flower

    Buddleja named to honor Reverend Adam Buddle, Vicar of Farmbridge in Essex and botanist. (1662-1715) Davidii  honors Fr. Armand David a French missionary who noticed it.  White flowered variety was described  by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson in 1913.

  • Buxus microphylla var. koreana syn. B. sinensis var. insularis

    SHRUB Boxwood

    $7.95/bareroot

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    Buxus microphylla var. koreana syn. B. sinensis var. insularis Z 4-9 SHRUB Boxwood

    Size: 24” x 30”
    Care: Light to Part shade in well drained, alkaline soil. Do not crowd with other plants, roots prefer no competition. Fertilize regularly for dramatic growth. Prune in early spring. Unlike English boxwood this can be pruned back hard. One of a few shade tolerant evergreens and deer resistant too. Also the most hardy Boxwood.

    Introduced from Asia to American and European gardens around 1900 by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson (1876-1930) who scoured Asia for plants.