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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


Friday, May 6, 2016
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products

This month, May 2016,  we are featuring ten new and unusual plants that are available at Art's Nursery. This collection is unique, varied and can be used in either sun or shade depending on the plant. So without further ado, here are 10 more beautiful plants to try in your garden.

California Glory Flannel Bush

California Glory Flannel Bush

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

This beautiful evergreen hybrid Flannel Bush features rich, yellow, cup-shaped flowers that cover the shrub from May through August. It can grow to 20ft high and should be planted in the full sun. It is both fast growing and drought tolerant, but should be brought inside in the winter as it is only hardy to Zone 9.

Carolina AllSpice Bush

Carolina AllSpice Bush

Calycanthus floridus

This delightful plant produces maroon-brown flowers at the ends of leafy branches in late spring through early summer. The flowers are lightly scented with a strawberry-like fragrance. Blooms are followed by brownish, pear-shaped capsules that are fragrant when crushed. Deciduous. Carolina AllSpice prefers to be planted in full to part sun and likes moderate watering. It grows up to 10ft tall and up to 5-8ft wide. Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

White Feather Hosta

White Feather Plantain Lily

Hosta 'White Feather'

This completely unique, new variety of hosta features attention getting creamy white foliage. As it is light coloured, it must have shade to part shade, otherwise the foliage may burn in the light and heat. It grows to a height of 14 inches and spreads up to 24 inches across. Hardy in USDA Zone 3. Available in June - pre-order using our special request form.

Perpetua Blueberry

Perpetua Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium 'Perpetua'

Perpetua is the first double cropping blueberry that sets one crop of fruit in mid-summer and then flowers and fruits a second time to provide ripe fruit in the fall. The berries themselves are smallish with mild and sweet flavour. The leaves are dark green, somewhat shiny and curly or twisted in the spring and summer. Semi-evergreen foliage turns deep red and green in the winter. New canes are bright yellow and red in winter offering unique interest for containers and gardens.

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis umbellate 'RutRhaph I'

Southern Moon Rhaphiolepis is an exceptional, improved selection with proven strong disease resistance combined with a compact, mounding habit. In spring, a profusion of white flowers covers the shrub just prior to the new flush of foliage. Leaves are glossy, deep green with wavy margins. Excellent for foundation plantings. Evergreen. It prefers full to part sun and only occasional watering once established. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10

Crystal Fountain Clematis

Crystal Fountain Ray Evison Clematis

Clematis 'Crystal Fountain'

This striking clematis variety from noted breeder Ray Evison produces masses of amazing double flowers in late spring or early summer and again in late summer. Blooms are shades of purple, lavender, white and green. Its very compact, bushy habit makes it  ideal for the container on a patio or in a smaller garden. Grows only to a height of 6ft. This plant benefits from a light prune in early spring to keep it tidy and clean. Like all clematis it prefers full sun, but with its roots in the shade. Hardy in zones 4-9.

Riesling Pixie Grape

Riesling Pixie Grape Vine

Vitis vinifera Pixie Grapes 'Riesling'

The Riesling Pixie Grape is the worlds first line of dwarf grape vines. These small but precocious plants produce dozens of miniature grape clusters. They are easy to maintain, bit indoors and out. Perfect for the urban patio vineyard. The Riesling variety is a light-skinned aromatice grape originally from Germany. At full size, this plant will be 18-24 inches tall. It prefers full sun and moderate moisture. It is a heavy feeder so fertilizer 2-3 times per year minimum. If necessary, prune in late winter. Hardy to zone 3.

Spiders Web Fatsia

Spiders Web Variegated Japanese Aralia

Fatsia 'Spiders Web'

This desirable rare evergreen shrub has a fine white netting of variegation on the green foliage that changes with the seasons. It is an excellent plant to provide a tropical, lush appearance to an area of shade or part shade. Perfect near the pool or hot tub! It originally from Japan and is easy to grow in most soils. Grows to a height of 60 inches and spreads to 48 inches across. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9.

Dwarf Pomegranate

Dwarf Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Nana'

Yes, you can grow your own Pomegranates in the Pacific Northwest! This dwarf shrub grows at a moderate pace to a height of 3ft tall with a similar spread. It blooms in late spring through summer with attractive orange-red blooms. Soon thereafter, the blooms transform into dwarf pomegranate fruit! It needs full sun and occasional watering - but increase the watering during bloom time. The plant also provides some deer resistance and offers attractive fall foliage colours. Hardy in USDA zones 7-11.

Wine and Roses Weigela

Wine and Roses Weigela

Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

Wine and Roses is a striking purple-leaved Weigela with abundant hot pink flowers in spring and colourful foliage all summer long. It often reblooms in late summer too! A great plant for a short hedge or mixed border. It prefers moist, but well drained soil in full to part sun. For best appearance, fertilize in spring and prune after flowering. Deer resistant. Grows 4-5ft tall and wide. Hardy in USDA zones 4-8

As always, call ahead to confirm availability as not all plants are in-stock all the time and quantity available may vary.

 

 

 


Friday, June 12, 2015
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products

Gardening is all about trying out the newest, the different and the unique. It’s about having plants in your garden you can’t buy at the grocery store. This month we’ll introduce you to 10 really cool plants worth trying in your garden. Some of these suffer from zone denial. In other words, they are tender and probably won’t survive our winter unless you bring them inside. Others are hardy and will come back year after year. Check them out and give these magnificent ten plants a try.

Indian Pink

Indian Pink

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia is a neat, clump forming perennial with stiff stems clothed in glossy green, pointed leaves. In June, the stem tips produce cymes of bold, attractive flowers. Flowers are red and trumpet shaped opening to a yellow star. Best grown in shade to part shade. Keep moist if it is planted in a sunnier location. Prefers moist, organically rick, well drained soil. Grows 1-2ft in height with a similar spread. Hardy to zone 5.

St Elmos Fire Firecracker Plant

St Elmos Fire Firecracker Plant

Russelia x ‘St Elmos Fire’

This stunning hybrid selection of the Firecracker Plant is larger than the common species with a more open, airy look and showier, deeper red flowers. Grass-like foliage is accented bright firecracker red flowers. This is an easy care perennial that blooms continuously from Spring to Fall with the occasional pruning of spent flowers. It’s perfect for tall borders or large containers. Will reach 4-6ft tall and 6-8ft wide. Prefers full or part sun. Hardy to zone 8 – will need winter protection or consider bringing it inside.

Fireworks Pennisetum

Fireworks Pennisetum

Pennisetum x advena ‘Fireworks’

Staying with the pyrotechnic theme is Fireworks Pennisetum. This spectacular warm season tender perennial grass has narrow, arching leaves that are a kalaedoscope of hot pink, green, white and dark burgundy. Fluffy bottlebrush flowers are a deep burgundy and sway in the wind. It is deer resistant and makes a nice cut flower too. Drought tolerant once established. As an annual, it will not survive our winters unless brought inside. Prefers full sun, moist, but well drained soil and grows 1-2ft high and wide. Hardy in zones 9-11

Mojito Elephant Ear | Colocasia

Mojito Elephant Ear

Colocasia ‘Mojito’

For the water gardeners out there, we’ve brought in a unique Colocasia called ‘Mojito’. This tropical plant is well suited for the pondside or patio water feature or tropical garden. Its speckled and mottled green heart-shaped foliage with darker splotches is uniquely attractive. Prefers the heat of the sun but will tolerate part shade. Grows 3-4ft tall and 2-3ft wide. It should be kept moist or planted near a water feature where it can grab its own moisture

Midknight Blue Agapanthus

Midknight Blue Agapanthus

Agapanthus x ‘Monmid’

Midknight Blue is a striking new variety of Agapanthus with deep, violet-blue flowers held in tight clusters on tall stalks. Lush, strap-like foliage is bright green. A great plant for a tropical border, poolside or a container. Will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms mid to late spring. Prefers full sun. Needs regular watering when newly planted, but is water wise once established. Grows 3-4ft high. Will benefit from winter protection. Hardy to zone 7.

Golden Milkweed | Butterfly Weed

Golden Butterfly Weed / Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’

If you want butterflies in your garden – plant one of these! The Golden Butterfly weed, or Asclepias is a summer flowering perennial (annual in our climate) that butterflies just love. Especially the Monarchs!. Clusters of attractive buds open to gold and yellow flowers. It is a well behaved plant that requires little attention once established. Prefers full sun. Grows 3-4ft tall and 2-3ft wide. Hardy to zone 8 – treat it like an annual or bring it inside for the winter.

Berry Canary Tender Foxglove | Digiplexis

Berry Canary Tender Hybrid Foxglove

Digiplexis Berry Canary

This outstanding hybrid is the result of breeding between Digitalis (Foxglove) and a Digitalis relative from the Canary Islands, Isoplexis. Masses of beautiful, hot pink, tubular flowers have creamy yellow throats with burgundy speckling. Very large flower spikes appear over a long period, May to Frost, on tall stems. Very vigorous and definitely worth growing. Prefers full sun and a rich, moist, but well drained soil. Water well until established. Grows 1-2ft tall and almost as wide. Hardy to Zone 8.

Aeonium Zwartkop | Houseleek

Zwartkop Houseleek

Aeonium arboretum ‘Zwartkop’

This tender succulent is grown for its dark burgundy-black flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers appear above the foliage. Adds great colour and texture to dry borders, rock gardens, succulent planters and containers. Prefers full sun. Will turn more green if it does not receive enough sunlight. Grow in well drained and fertile soil. Can grow 2-3ft tall and up to 2ft wide. Hardy to zone 9. Bring indoors in the winter.

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant | Coprosma

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant

Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Tequila Sunrise is an amazing cultivar of Coprosma that has jewel like foliage that is highly glossed and brightly coloured. In Spring, its new growth emerges emerald green with a gold margin, gradually becoming marbled with brilliant orange and gold hues. In the winter, the leaf colour intensifies to brilliant orange and red jewel tones. It is well suited for mild climates, we may be a little too cool for it as it is hardy to zone 8-9. Treat it as an annual or bring it inside for the winter. Tequila Sunrise Coprosma prefers full sun and looks best in group plantings and magnificent when combines with succulents. Has an upright pyramidal shape and can reach 5ft tall in the warmer climates.

Black Negligee Bugbane | Cimicifuga

Black Negligee Bugbane

Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

Actaea used to be called Cimicifuga, and many gardeners still use the old name. This variety, ‘Black Negligee’ features lacy black foliage and lovely dark stems. Small white flowers on stems above the foliage have the scent of grape and jasmine. It’s a great accent plant for the mixed border or as a specimen on its own. When given lots of sun and water, it will keep its darkest colouration. Can grow up to 5-5ft tall and 1-2ft wide. Hardy to zone 6.

As always, please call Art’s Nursery in advance to confirm availability as our selection is always changing and these rare and unique plants may have limited availability.


Thursday, October 9, 2014
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products

As one of the largest North American growers, Monrovia is constantly introducing new and exciting plants, shrubs and trees into the gardens of Canada and the USA. In 2014, some of their more interesting selections include compact trees, colourful shrubs and a whole host of other types of plants. Here are six new selections available at Arts Nursery for Fall 2014

Enchantress Hydrangea

Enchantress Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'monmar'

Enchantress is an exquisite new re-blooming hydrangea with stately ruby-black stems supporting big, beautiful, mophead flowers. Blooms continuously through summer with blue flowers in acidic soils and pink flowers in more alkaline soils. Flowers fade to lovely cream-splashed green. This variety is prized for cut or dried flower arrangements. It is an enchanting selection for the mixed shrub border.  It forms a rounded shrub that reaches 3-5ft tall and wide. Best grown in part sun to part shade in moist, but well drained soils. Hardy to USDA zones 6-9. If necessary, prune after flowering.

SilverRay Korean Pine

SilverRay Korean Pine

Pinus koraiensis 'Silverray'

Few things are as enchanting as a mixed collection of evergreen conifers in the winter garden. Silver Ray Korean Pine is a bright conifer with silvery-blue coloured, long needled foliage on a semi-dwarf narrow tree. It is a tidy landscape specimen for residential as well as commercial use. Forms a tall, dense screen when planted in a row or shines as an individual specimen. Grows to 8ft tall and 4ft wide in 10 years, ultimately reaching 30ft tall and 10ft wide at maturity. Best when planted in full sun and moist, but well drained soils. Hardy to USDA zones 4-9.

Camouflage Japanese Aralia / Fatsia

Camouflage Variegated Japanese Aralia / Fatsia

Fatsia japonica 'Camouflage'

Camouflage is a highly sought after new Fatsia variety from Monrovia. Each leaf of this shrub or small tree possesses an exquisite melding of yellow, lime and green, providing an illuminating effect in a dappled shade setting. Prized for its unique, highly textural foliage, it often blooms fall to winter, producing showy panicals of white flower clusters followed by black seed clusters. While Camouflage Fatsia is evergreen, it does better with some winter protection. Planting it close to the house, near or under overhangs or large trees is beneficial. Best when planted in part sun but will tolerate full sun in moist, but well drained soils. Excessive yellowing could be a sign of too much sun. Grows 5-8ft tall and wide. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10.

Ginkgo Jade Butterfly

Jade Butterfly Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba Jade Butterfly

Jade Butterfly is a new variety of deciduous Ginkgo tree that forms an attractive vase shape with bright green uniquely shaped leaves and lovely gold fall colour. Greenish-yellow flowers appear in mid-spring. It is a slow growing, dense foliaged variety that makes a striking specimen. Best when planted in full sun in moist, but well drained soils. Reaches 12-15ft in height and up to 10ft wide. Hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

Magenta Saxifrage

Magenta Saxifrage

Saxifraga fortunei 'Magenta'

Brighten the cool season garden with sprays of vibrant magenta-pink flower clusters held above compact mounds of fantastic, bronze tinged foliage.Blooms in late fall to late winter. Plant this quintessental woodland garden perennial along pathway borders, in a lightly shaded rock garden or add for contrast to mixed containers plantings. Best in full to partial shade. Grows 6-10 inches in height and spread. Herbaceous perennial.

Red Berry Holly

Red Berry Holly

Ilex x 'Rutzan'

While not completely new, this outstanding Holly variety is well worth the mention. Red Berry produces abundant crops of tiny white spring flowers, followed by bright red berries. Both are combined with dense, deep green foliage to create an annual spectacle. It is a beautiful specimen or a hedge. Use for framing an entrance or lining a drive. Maintains its dense form with little or no pruning. Evergreen. grows 7-10 ft tall and 4-5ft wide. Hardy in USDA zones 6-10. Performs best in full to part sun and needs regular watering.

 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Shrubs

Looking for something new and unique for your garden? We have just brought in some new Proven Winners plants that are sure to please! Proven Winners partners with the top plant breeders around the world to ensure their plants are healthy, vibrant, and unique.

Here are a few of the new plants we have for you to choose from.

Sugar shack Button Brush

Sugar Shack Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Sugar Shack’

Buttonbush used to be a shrub that was too big for most gardens but now we have Sugar Shack which is smaller and more manageable! Sugar Shack starts with fragrant white flowers and follows with red fruits. A three seasons of interest plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds too! A great plant for naturalizing or mass planting in wet areas. Trim in early spring if required. Grows 3-4ft tall and wide. Hardy to zone 6.

Purple Pearls BeautyBerry

Purple Pearls Beautyberry

Callicarpa ‘Purple Pearls

Purple Pearls has leaves that are tinged with purple as well as pretty pink flowers in the fall which turn into very large purple berries that cover the whole shrub throughout the winter. A definite show stopper for the fall/winter garden!

Great Gatsby Oakleaf Hydrangea

Gatsby Star Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Star'

This white double blooming hydrangea has pointed petals instead of rounded! Gatsby Star is sure to catch your eye with its beautiful lacey panicles that bloom all summer and then with its burgundy fall foliage! Blooms on old wood. Grows best in sun to part shade. Will reach 5-6ft tall and wide. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac

Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac

Syringa Bloomerang ‘Dark Purple’

If you love lilacs you will love Bloomerang Dark Purple! This plant blooms in spring like all lilacs do but then it keeps on blooming throughout the summer and fall! You can enjoy the large, rounded, fragrant blooms for three season! This is a must have.

Splendid Star Pampas Grass

Splendid Star Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star'

This low growing Pampas grass is a great credit to its name. Splendid Star features yellow and green variegated foliage and dusty white flowers on tall stalks. It is an ideal plant for many uses in the garden, where it will grow in an attractive pot on the patio or balcony, but can also be used as an outstanding feature in borders or in small groups. It grows to an approximate height of 70cm. Does best in full sun and well drained soils. Protect Pampas grass from severe frost.

Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood

Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera 'Pucker Up!'

Pucker Up! is a new red twig shrub dogwood variety with uniquely puckered leaves and beautiful red stems in winter. It is a great deer resistant shrub that tolerates moist and even somewhat wey conditions. Grows to 3-4ft high and does best in sun to part shade. Hardy in zones 3-8

Tiny Wine Ninebark

Tiny Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Tiny Wine'

This little deciduous shrub is gorgeous when its dainty white flowers bloom all up and down the stems in late spring. When the flowers are done the dark bronze-maroon foliage looks great in the garden for the rest of the season. Excellent as a foundation or accent shrub in the garden. Could also be used in containers. Grows to 4ft in height and 3ft in spread.

Lemon Lace Elderberry

Lemon Lace Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa 'Lemon Lace'

 Lemon Lace is a new shrub for 2014-2015 with amazing texture, bright color and wonderful for moist troublespots in the garden. Colorful, shaggy mound of gold threads light up landscapes all summer long. New growth is colourful and reddish. White summer flowers produce red fruit in fall. Excellent as specimen plant or mixed borders. If required, prune after flowering. Grows 3-5 tall and wide. Extremely hardy down to USDA Zone 3

Blue Jangles Hydrangea

Lets Dance Blue Jangles Re-Blooming Hydrangea

Hydrangea Let's Dance 'Blue Jangles'

New for 2014-2015. Blue Jangles is a compact, re-blooming hydrangea with vibrant colour and traditional mophead blooms. Each floret has distinctive eyes for added effect. A real standout in the garden and in the container because of its sturdy frame and its propensity to bloom. This workhorse will delight you with rich blue blooms each summer. Prefers moist, but well drained soils. Soil pH will affect flower colour: blue in acidic soils, pink in alkaline or basic ones. Trim immediately after flowering. Grows to 2-3ft in height and spread.

Spice Ball Korean Spice Viburnum

Spice Ball Viburnum

Viburnum carlesii 'Spice Ball'

This elegant compact viburnum is sure to delight with its fragrant spring flowers. Blooms are white with hints of light and dark pink. It has all of the intoxicating, spicy spring elegance of the Korean Spice Viburnum in a small package that's excellent for home or urban gardens. Its a great plant for foundation plantings and mixed borders. Prefers full to part sun and moist, but well drained soils. Grows 3-5ft tall and just as wide. Hardy in USDA zones 4-8. For best results apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring and prune after flowering.

We have many more new Proven Winners plants so visit us today to get yours! And don’t worry, fall is great time to be planting. The rainfall and cooler temperatures but still warm soil make right now the perfect time to plant. Plants will have plenty of time to settle in before winter. As always, our selection is always changing. Please call ahead, 604.882.1201, to confirm availability.


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