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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


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.

 

 

 


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