New Plant Arrivals at Tree Farm! 4/2

Apr 02, 2015 |

 

 

Pieris japonica

Andromeda, Japanese Pieris

Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub
Description:  Compact shrub with upright, rounded habit.
 Landscape Uses: Small hedge, accent plant, specimen, shade garden, woodland garden
Mature Size:  6×6’
Flower: Drooping clusters of urn-shaped white flowers in late spring. Fragrant
Sun: Full sun to shade
Cultivation: Low Maintenance. Best grown in locations sheltered from winter winds
Resistance: Deer

 

Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Type: Deciduous shrub
Description: Multi-stemmed shrub, evergreen in warmer climates but deciduous on Long Island. Foliage resembles bamboo. New growth is red, yellow or purple, turning green as it matures. White summer flowers turn to red berries in fall/winter. Fall color is red
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Mature Size: 6-8’ ht.
Landscape Uses: Hedge, specimen, accent plant
Flower: White flowers in summer
Fruit: Red berries in fall, can persist through winter
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Cultivation: Vigorous grower and relatively low maintenance. All purpose fertilizer in early spring. Cut back to encourage a fuller, compact habit. Adaptable to many soil types

 

Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel

Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub
Growth Rate:
Mature Size: 4-5′ ht.
Description: Dense, upright and mounding evergreen shrub.  Habit becomes looser with age. Native to eastern U.S.
Landscape Uses: Specimen, accent plant, naturalized areas, mass plantings, border plantings
Flower: Red buds open to bright pink or white flowers (depending on variety). Blooms in late spring. Relatively long bloom period.
Sun: Full sun to part shade (Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’ prefers more sun than other varieties)
Cultivation: Prune after flowering to maintain denser habit. Fertilize in spring after bloom.  Plant in cool, sheltered areas. North or East side of buildings is recommended. Mulch in with peat moss or compost. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.  Kalmia planted in full sun may require extra water. Buds form on new wood. Plants do well in shade but will flower more with sun

 

Also arriving:

Thuja x Green Giants Green Giant Arborvitae

Cupressocyparis leylandii  Leyland Cypress

Ilex crenata ‘Excelsa Schowoebel’ Japanese Holly or Schowoebel

 

** All plants must be regularly watered during the first growing season