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Friday, May 24, 2019
Posted By: Desiree Markewich in Feature Products
This week were featuring Hop Organic Compost, Persimmon Trees, a Spinning Gum, a Ruffled Echeveria and a number of other very cool plants. Check out What's New for May 24 2019 at Arts Nursery
Hop Organic Compost

Hop Organic Compost

Hop uses patented technology to transform food scraps into Canada’s most nutrient-rich organic compost. Hop is a craft compost that nourishes soil with organic matter and macro-nutrients for sustained plant growth. Simply add a 1 inch top dressing of Hop to native soil. Contains 84% organic matter with a guaranteed analysis of 2.8-1.4-1.5. Hop is OMRI Listed for Certified Organic food growth in Canada

Fuyu Japanese Persimmon Tree

Fuyu Japanese Persimmon

Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'

Fuyu Persimmon is an outstanding deciduous fruit tree. Fall foliage is a brilliant orange-red. Showy, bright orange-scarlet fruit ripens in late fall and remains on the bare stems well into winter. Non-astringent, firm-fleshed fruit is best if given time to soften slightly after harvesting from tree. Very late to leaf out and to produce fruit. Best grown in full sun. Can reach 30ft in height.

  Ruffles Echeveria

Echeveria Ruffles

Ruffles Echeveria is a stunning succulent with dramatically ruffled, fleshy gray-green rosettes and a soft red edging that is more intense in full sun. Red-orange flowers appear on tall stalks in late summer. Adds a wonderful texture to rock gardens, dry borders, and containers. A frost-tender evergreen. Must be brought inside before frost. Best in full sun

Baptisia Decadence Lemon Meringue

Baptisia Decadence Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue False Indigo

Baptisia Lemon Meringue is a North American native perennial with long, charcoal grey stems that carry cool lemon yellow flowers. Excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage. Grows 30-36 inches in height and spread. Best in full to part sun. Hardy in zones 4-9

Joanna Marlene Itoh Peony

Joanna Marlene Itoh Peony

Paeonia Itoh Joanna Marlene

Joanna Marlene Itoh Peonies feature very large, semi-double yellow blooms with a rich golden center and a deep pink blush on the outer petals that develops into a peachy salmon color as they mature. The magnificent blooms are held on strong stems just above sturdy, compact plants with lush, dark green foliage. A wonderful addition to any spring bouquet. An herbaceous perennial. Hardy in USDA zones 4-9. Best grown in full to part sun. Can reach 30 inches in height and similar spread.

Spinning Gum Tree

Spinning Gum Tree

Eucalyptus perriniana 
In its native habitat of Australia, the Spinning Gum Tree is a fast growing evergreen tree with a spreading habit. Smooth bark flakes off in ribbons in colours of white, gray and green. Attractive scented foliage gives off a menthol-like aroma. Leaves begin begin rounded and mature to a lance-shape over time. Creamy white flowers emerge in spring in clusters. Awesome specimen tree, but not quite hardy enough in our climate. Zones 8-10. Can grow to 30ft in height and 15-20ft wide. Best grown in full sun in moist, but well drained soils. Mini Bonsai Azaleas

Mini Bonsai Azaleas

Red, Rose and Purple

These mini azaleas are perfect as outdoor table-top specimens or bonsai starts. Cool sizes and shapes. Three colours available. Red, Rose or Purple, Best grown in part to full sun. Blooms in spring.

If you're interested in any of these cool new plants or products, drop by the nursery or give us a call at 604.882.1201. As always, our selection is always changing and quantities may be limited. Please call ahead to reserve if you are making a special trip and we'd be happy to put a few of these treasures aside for you


Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products
Dendroseris litoralis - Chilean Cabbage Tree

Chilean Cabbage Tree

Dendroseris litoralis

Rare and wonderful Chilean Cabbage Tree. Almost brought to extinction in the 1980’s. Down to 3 specimens in the wild. Now available through seed cultivation. Fantastic large foliage when mature. Unusual and different. Not reliably hardy, protect in winter. Unusual orange flowers. Height 3-7ft

Echium wildperti - Tower of Jewels

Tower of Jewels

Echium wildperti

A true garden event when in bloom, Erect, unbranched perennial that towers up to 15ft of red and pink flowers during the second season. Narrow, silvery hairy leaves. A honeybees delight. Biannual, needs mild winter or protection from rain and snow. Equally charming for its exotic foliage. Endemic to the Canary Islands. Seed grown. Can reach towering heights, but 3-6ft is common.

Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'

Angel Wings Senecio

Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'

Big silky leaves of dazzling matte silver / white with rippled edges are this plan’ts claim to fame. It’s a tender perennial that is not hardy in our climate. Only hardy in Zones 8-10 – treat it as an annual in the Pacific Northwest. A stunning accent for borders and mixed containers. Best grown in sun or part shade in well draining soil. Grows to 16-18 inches in height.

Salvia argentea - Silver Sage

Silver Sage

Salvia argentea

This herbaceous perennial features startling silver foliage and brilliant white flowers held on branching stems. Blooms early to late summer. Foliage is a rosette of silvery leaves. Suitable for borders, walls, gravel gardens. Best grown in sun on well drained soils. Grows 24-36 inches in height and 18 inches across.

Wonderful Fruiting Pomegranate

Wonderful Fruiting Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Wonderful'

This dwarf waterwise fruiting tree features edible fruit and beautiful fall colour. In a warm climate, you may even get a crop of small pomegranates. Needs 6 hours of direct sunlight and plenty of warmth. Blooms in summer while fruit matures in fall. Can reach 10ft tall and wide. Hardy in zones 7-11

Silver Dollar Tree Eucalyptus

Silver Dollar Tree

Eucalyptus cinerea

This favourite from down-under is a highly sought after plant amongst foliage collectors. It’s a fast growing waterwise tree that ironically like plenty of water for best growth. Silvery, rounded foliage is held in unique forms on long branches. Can grow to 35-40ft in height in warm climates. Needs winter protection in ours as it is only hardy in zones 8-10

Hass Improved Manzanillo Fruiting Olive - Olea

Hass Improved Manzanillo Fruiting Olive

Olea europaea ‘Haas Improved Manzanillo’

This warm climate plant is capable of producing edible olives when given enough heat and light. Needs direct sun, 6+ hours of sun per day. Slow growing to 15-20ft tall and 10-15ft wide. Blooms in late spring. Hardy in zones 8-10

Twiggly Wiggly Tree Daisy

Twiggly Wiggly Tree Daisy

Olearia lineata ‘Dartonii’

This member of the Dan Hinkley Collection offers year round interest with showy flowers, interesting foliage and attractive branching. Blooms in summer. Needs full to part sun and will tolerate most soils, including wet ones. Can reach 6-8ft tall and 5-6ft wide. Hardy in zones 7-11

Lucky Lantern Red Flowering Maple

Lucky Lantern Red Flowering Maple

Abutilon hybrida ‘Nuabred’

This tender shrub features showy red, bell-shaped flowers appear on a compact deciduous plant from July to September. Foliage is dark green and maple-like in shape. Provide winter protection in cool climates. Very heat tolerant. Excellent for summer gardens or containers in the hot sun. Grows 12 inches tall and wide. Hardy in zones 8-10

St Elmos Fire Firecracker Plant

St Elmos Fire Firecracker Plant

Russelia x ‘St Elmos Fire’

Showy tubular red, long lasting flowers appear on mass on wispy, wiry looking foliage. Blooms spring through fall. It’s a tender perennial that prefers full to part sun and regular watering. Can reach 4-6ft tall and 6-8ft wide in the appropriate climate. Less in ours. Hardy in zones 8-11


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