Some people plant geraniums and heucheras, while others seek out the new, the unusual and the unique. This collection of rare and unique plants is sure to set the heart a flutter amongst plant nerds. Perhaps it's time to plant something different?
Jade Dragon False Ginseng
Metapanax delavayi 'MonYuLong'
Collected by Dan Hinkley in China, this elegant and hardy selection offers unequaled texture to the garden. Its dense, rounded form is clad with long, fine textured, glossy green foliage. Flower clusters in mid to late summer lead to black berries, providing winter food for birds. Best in part to full sun. Rich, evenly moist, well drained soil is prefered. Shelter from harsh winter winds. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10.
Filamentosa Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Filamentosa'
This evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub features fern-like, very finely dissected leaves in red-purple colours. Pinkish white flower clusters appear in late spring and summer. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Gorws 3ft high by 3ft wide. Hardy to zone 5.
Pink Elf Saxifrage
Saxifraga fortunei 'Pink Elf'
This excellent border plant will brighten up ap a shady garden providing a stunning display with sprays of pink flowers held on sense short stems above mounds of colourful foliage. Flowers bloom in late fall to early winter. The undersides of bronze tinged leaves are reddish-purple. Perfect for use in a lightly shaded rock garden or woodland setting, but also great in pots. Prefers full to part shade. Grows in clumps 6-10 inches tall and 8-12 inches wide. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9. Some winter protection may be needed.
Sparkler Willow-Leaf Stachyrus
Stachyrus salicifolia 'MonEmeri Sparkler'
One of the finest late winter flowering shrubs for our temperate climate. Small gracefully arching stems are covered by narrow, bamboo-like evergreen leaves. Striking pendulous yellow catkins appear in spring. Flowers from late winter until early spring. Best when grown in part shade in moist, but well drained soil. Will reach 10-12ft tall. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10. Some winter protection may be needed in colder, more exposed areas.
Wild Swan Anemone
Anemone x 'Macane001 Wild Swan'
Wild Swan is an exceptional new selection of Anemon offering prolific flowering from June until frost, surpassing that of the Japanese Hybrids. Pure white flowers with a yellow center are accented by a blue-violet reverse. Blooms are held high above deep green foliage. Does not re-seed. Perfect for massing in a woodland setting or spotting into rock gardens. Also makes an excellent cut flower. Best when planted in part sun to part shade in rich, moist but well drained soil. Grows to 18 inches tall and spreads to 24 inches wide. Hardy in USDA zones 6-8.
Chinese Fairy Bells
Disporum cantoniense 'Green Giant'
This magnificent perennial was found and named by noted plant explorer Dan Hinkley in Sichuan province, China. It's bamboo-like shoots emerge in shades of pink, white and green, maturing to deep green. Fragrant, creamy white flowers unfurl like nodding bells with the new growth each spring. Flowers are followed by glistening black fruit in fall. Best when planted in full to part shade. Grows fast to 6ft tall and3-4ft wide. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9. Some winter protection is recommended in colder, more exposed areas.
Plum Passion Hydrangea
Hydrangea aspera 'Plum Passion'
This first ever purple leaved hydrangea is an exciting addition to North American gardens. Discovered in China, this unique shrub was brought to Monrovia by plant explorer Dan Hinkley. Foliage is dark purple on the upper side of the leaf and rosy purple on the underside. Wispy, mid-sized, summer-blooming flowers are somewhat insignificant in contrast with the dramatic, colourful foliage. Deciduous. Best when grown in full to part shade in moist soils. Will reach 5-6ft tall and wide. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10. Some winter protection is recommended.
Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum 'Vacsid1'
Scarlet Ovation is an evergreen huckleberry with two notable improvements. New growth is brighter red and more consistent while growth is more compact. It has beautiful bright bronzy red foliage in spring and matures to green in early to mid-summer. Dark blue berries appear around August. Scarlet Ovation is a striking addition to any landscape and offers a showy display for months. Perfect for use as a specimen plant or in mass plantings. Best when grown in full sun to part shade in moist, but well drained soils. Grows to 36 inches tall and wide.
Cascade Dawn Flowering Maple
Abutilon x hybridum 'Cascade Dawn'
This frost tolerant selection of Flowering Maple is from renowned plantsman Dan Hinkley's Windcliff Garden' Reddish-orange lantern-like flowers appear continously for months. Looks great in the background border combined with light coloured flowers and foliage. Semi-evergreen. Best when planted in part to full sun. Fast growing to 6-8ft high and wide. Hardy in USDA zones 8-11. Winter protection is required.
Quantities of these items is limited and seasonal. Always call ahead to confirm availability as our stock is always changing. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 604.882.1201 or visit Art's Nursery in person.
Blueberry Glaze Brazelberry - Coming Spring 2014
Vaccinium 'Blueberry Glaze'
Blueberry glaze is a blueberry treat unlike any other. Its foliage resembles boxwood with its compact stature and glossy emerald leaves. The white spring blossoms are a beautiful contrast to the dark foliage. Summer berries ripen into a rainbow event as berries turn from yellow, to light burgundy to dark blue. the aromatic fruit is almost black when ripe and is packed with anti-oxidants and intense flavour, much like wild blueberries. Great as a landscape plant or an edible. Like other Brazel Berries it is also ideal for patio containers. Grows 2-3ft tall and wide. Best when grown in full sun and moist, but well drained acidic soils. Available in Spring 2014 at Art's Nursery.