Woody Ornamentals

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  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ Z 5-9

    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender

    $8.75/bareroot

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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.”

  • Leptodermis oblonga Dwarf lilac Z 5-8

    fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October.

    $15.95/bareroot

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    Low mounding shrub with fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October.  Leaves slow to leaf-out in spring but then blooms its heart out.

    Size: 12-18” x 18-24” spreads by suckers
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: No. & W. China & Himalayas.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds

    Leptodermis means “thin skin” and oblonga refers to the oblong leaves.
    Introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1905.

  • Liquidambar styrociflua Sweet gum Z 5-9

    Star-shaped leaves turn parti-color in fall – red, purple, orange.  Gum ball fruit matures in winter.

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    Star-shaped leaves turn parti-color in fall – red, purple, orange.  Gum ball fruit matures in winter.

    Size: 60-80‘ x 40-60’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained acidic soil
    Native: Eastern US north to southern IL & west to Mississippi River.
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant & black walnut tolerant. Seeds food for numerous birds.
    Size: Cherokee made a salve for wounds & sores from the tree & mixed it with sheep or cow tallow for itches.

    Collected before 1753. Grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811.

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

  • Liriodendron tulipfera Tulip tree Z 4-9

    Large tulip-shaped yellow-green petals surround orange corolla, Ornamental leaves turn yellow in fall

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    Large tulip-shaped yellow-green petals surround orange corolla, Ornamental leaves turn yellow in fall

    Size: 80-100’ x 30’
    Care: sun in well drained to moist well drained soil. Fast growing and strong wood.
    Native: New England to FL, Ontario to IL, south to Louisiana and all states in between.
    Wildlife Value: attracts Tiger swallowtail butterfly.
    Awards: Recipient Great Plant Pick Award from Elizabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden & England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit & Great Plants for Great Plains

    One of the oldest flowering trees – about 95 million years old. Cherokee cured pinworms, cholera, dysentery, coughs, wounds, boils, fever, bone fractures, indigestion, snakebites, and “women with hysterics” with Tulip tree.  Because it is light weight but strong they made canoes for up to 20 people with Tulip tree wood.  The Rappahannock chewed the bark as a stimulant for sex.   Sent to Europe by Tradescant before 1640.  Grown by Jefferson.  Washington planted them as an allée around the serpentine bowling green.

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  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood Z 4-8

    Fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped deciduous conifer.

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    Fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped deciduous conifer.  The orange to brown trunk base tapers and thickens with up to a dozen large buttress-like root flares extending several feet up the trunk.  Feathery, fern-like, soft foliage emerges light green in spring, and turns red-bronze in fall before dropping.  Its branches are well-attached and make excellent climbing.

    Size: 70-90’ x 15-25’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained, slightly acid soil
    Native: Szechuan China
    Awards: Royal Botanic Garden Award of Garden Merit, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens’ Theodore Klein Plant Awards & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold

    From fossil records, dawn redwood is known to have existed as many as 50,000,000 years ago. However, it was not until 1941 that dawn redwood was first discovered growing in the wild near the town of Modaoqi China by Chinese forester, T. Kan. Seeds collected from the original site were made available to the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1947. Seedlings grown therefrom were planted in front of the Lehmann Building at MBG in 1952 where they have now developed into large mature trees (70’+ tall). Dawn redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape to 100’ tall. It is related to and closely resembles bald cypress (Taxodium) and redwood (Sequoia).

  • Myrica pensylvanica syn. Morella pensylvanica Wax myrtle, Northern bayberry SHRUB Z 3-6

    Green flowers in summer then, "conspicuous in winter when covered with its grayish white fruits which stay on the branches until spring." Bailey

    $19.95/ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE @ NURSERY

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    Green flowers in summer then, “conspicuous in winter when covered with its grayish white fruits which stay on the branches until spring.”  Bailey  “The leaves turn a fine brown-purple in the fall, but the berries are the thing – pewter in color, with a texture like those Fourth of July sparklers of childhood memory, they have a delicious fragrance.” Allen Lacy.

    Size: 9’ x 10’
    Care: sun in any soil
    Native: Canada to Southeastern U.S. No pruning needed but can be pruned at any time of year, if desired.
    Wildlife Value: Berries relished by chickadees, red-bellied woodpeckers, swallows, Titmouse, catbirds, bluebirds, Northern flicker & yellow-rumped warblers. Bayberry thickets also provide nesting sites for songbirds, offering excellent protection from predators.
    Size: Fragrant leaves used for potpourri, abundant berries used to make candles. Good road-side plant, salt tolerant.

    Probably 1st collected for gardens by John Bartram (1699-1776).  Offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.  In 1800’s considered “very ornamental in the shrubbery.”

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  • Philadelphus lewisii Lewis’ Mock Orange Z 4-9

    OUT OF STOCK A triple delight -from late spring to early summer clusters of 2” wide, four-petaled, snow-white flowers with a boss of center, sunny stamens smother this vase-shaped shrub. The flowers perfume the air with a delicious, orange scent. Then in fall the foliage turns citrus-yellow.

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    A triple delight -from late spring to early summer clusters of 2” wide, four-petaled, snow-white flowers with a boss of center, sunny stamens smother this vase-shaped shrub. The flowers perfume the air with a delicious, orange scent. Then in fall the foliage turns citrus-yellow.

    Size: 5-10’ x 5-7’
    Care: sun to part-shade in moist to well-drained soil
    Native: from British Columbia to California, east to Montana.
    Wildlife Value: Nectar and pollen attract bumble bees, moths, butterflies and hoverflies. It hosts caterpillars and chrysalises. Many birds eat the seeds. Idaho adopted this as the state flower.

    Natives used its strong and hard wood to make arrows, bows, combs, pipes for smoking, snowshoes, clubs, armor to protect chests, fishing spears, harpoon shafts, sticks for digging, knitting needles and baskets. Meriwether Lewis collected this plant in two places, in early May 1806 in Nez Perce County Idaho and two months later in Missoula County, Montana.

  • Ribes aureum syn. Ribes odoratum Clove currant Z 3-8

    yellow flowers smother the shrub

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    Early to mid-spring yellow flowers smother the shrub, giving off the most sweet, clove-scented fragrance – heavenly.

    Size: 6' x 6'
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Immune to Walnut toxins.
    Native: west-central US
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

    Found by Meriwether Lewis in 2 locations -“near the narrows of the Columbia.” April 16, 1806, now Klickitat County, Washington, and on July 29, 1805 in Montana.  Many different tribes ate the berries – Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Klamath, Montana, Paiute & Ute.  Others, Shoshone and Paiute, used the shrub’s inner bark to heal sores and swellings.  English plantsman Wm. Robinson declared that it “deserves to be more commonly grown.” (1933)

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