August Plant Picks

My August Plant pick is our Hydrangea anomala Petiolaris other wise known as a climbing hydrangea. It's perfect for Zones 5-7. These Vines feature large, fragrant white flowers that bloom in the late spring and summer. We sell these staked in #1's and #5's, as standards (tree form) in #5's and as espaliers in #5's.

Brittany's Pick

One of my all time favorite evergreens to use as a focal point in the landscape is Chamaecyparis 'Well's Special'. The emerald green foliage is a very pretty soft breezy type of appearance. This particular variety will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. We sell this plant in 1 gal as well as 5 gal container sizes. You will not be disappointed in this plant.

Cori's Pick

My plant pick of the month is the Taxus m. Hicksii.  These are an excellent hedge if you're looking for something with a little more texture and perhaps a little less contrived than a standard arborvitae.  With deep green foliage and red berries, these plants are characterized by their upright growth habit often reaching over 12' tall at maturity. They can get quite thick although my personal preference is to see them sheered into columns.  We are currently offering them in a #05 size for $10.75.

Josh's Pick