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Abies - Cupressus
- Microbiota Picea -
Pseudotsuga Sciadopitys - Tsuga
Abies - Cupressus
Ginkgo - Picea
Pinus - Tsuga
CONIFERS Ginkgo thru Microbiota
- MAIDENHAIR TREE — Transplants and establishes easily
although they can be slow growing at first. Tolerates most soil conditions but
much prefers deep, loose and sandy, moderately moist conditions, and likes full
60960 Ginkgo biloba — (-40oF,
USDA Zones 3-9) A picturesque and ancient tree with most striking leaf and form.
Pyramidal and open branched when young, the tree broadens with age and holds
massive branches. Long stems hold the distinctive fan shaped light green leaves,
held alternately or in clusters of 3 to 5. Ginkgo’s are known for their
brilliant yellow fall color. 2-3’ $24.95, 3-4' $35.95
The following are male forms unless
60945 Ginkgo biloba 'Akebono' - This is a
male selection that becomes a compactly (narrow) upright tree perfect for
hedge, accent, or small space. 1-2' $24.95
60961 Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
— This tree is slow
growing at first, eventually reaches a conical shape of about 40’ x 30’.
Considered one of the best larger Ginkgos for form, size, and wonderful
glowing yellow fall color. If you are in doubt about which one to buy, this is
the one! 1-2' $24.95, 5-6' $99.95, 6-7' $119.95
61021 Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing
Gold’ — A new introduction, Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ has leaves which
emerge in spring as a lovely golden-yellow, gradually darkening later in
summer to a somewhat variegated white and green. In the autumn the leaves turn
butter yellow before falling. A shrub form to 13’. 1-2' $43.95
Ginkgo biloba ‘Canopy’
— Umbrella shaped, this full sized tree should be pruned to a single trunk
when young. 2-3’ $29.95
60962 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chase
Manhattan’ — DWARF. A very slow grower with small dark green leaves which are
often cupped upright. Small branches are closely spaced. The stature and leaf
size of the plant suggests a tree 10-15% the size of the species; around 3’
tall. A true miniature for the rock garden. 2-3' $54.95
60979 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chi-Chi’
— Also know as ‘Tschi Tschi’ but probably named for the unusual growths found
on mature Ginkgos called chi-chis. This is a dense,
multi-stemmed, shrubby tree that grows in a fanlike shape. It is a fruitless
dwarf that will rarely exceed 4-5’. Very good choice! 3-4'$69.95
60822 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chris’
Dwarf’ — DWARF. Syn. 'Munchkin'. Reportedly one of the best dwarf Ginkgos
on the market at this time, with a more upright habit and numerous slender
branches it has a tendency to be more regular in shape. The tiny leaves do not
exceed the size of a quarter and are very dense on the plant. May eventually
reach 6’ but growth rate is around 4’’ a year. Excellent for bonsai or the
rock garden. SOLD OUT
60963 Ginkgo biloba ‘Eastern
Star’ — A female variety that’s very productive and easy to grow. Bears
abundant crops of large, sweet nuts. This one is a Chinese selection. 3-4' $35.95, 4-5’
60964 Ginkgo biloba ‘Fairmont’ — This tree
has a narrow pyramidal and upright form, and requires less training as a young
tree. It is a fast growing cultivar, putting on over 2' per year in ideal
conditions. Will mature at 70' with a 30' spread. SOLD OUT
60743 Ginkgo biloba
‘Fastigiata’ — An outstanding upright columnar form that as it matures becomes
a distinctive structural form to 35 th 50’. Typical bright green color in the
summer and a glowing golden yellow in the fall. Slow growing but worth the
time invested. 2-3’ $29.95
60937 Ginkgo biloba ‘Geisha’ —
FEMALE. An new introduction from Japan, Geisha™ produces heavy crops of large,
richly-flavored nuts. Geisha™ is also very attractive with long pendulous
branches and dark green foliage which turns lemon-yellow in the fall.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Girard’s Spreader’ — Fast growing with a low horizontal habit.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Gnome’
— Found as a chance seedling at Commercial Nursery, near Nashville, Tennessee,
US. Very compact and a very full head. Leaves smaller than the species.
60798 Ginkgo biloba ’Green
Pagoda’ —Upright conical growth with a tight branching habit this tree is
excellent for bonsai. Also good for the formal garden its habit gives it the
appearance of being sheared without the work!
60966 Ginkgo biloba ‘Gresham’
— Has a wide spreading branch habit that is perfectly horizontal. Found by Dan Hinkley growing in front of a high school in Gresham Oregon. Will slowly grow
to 35’ with a 40’ spread. 1-2' $32.95
60967 Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade
Butterfly’ — DWARF. Has a vase shaped dwarf growth habit to about 3’. The
foliage is indeed jade green and grows in clusters. The fall yellow colors are
creamy. 2-3’ $34.95
60943 Ginkgo biloba
‘Jehosephat’ — This is a rare dwarf that has a normal size leaf and is very
full and dense. Even when very small it says "Look at Me, aren’t I cute!"
60944 Ginkgo biloba ‘Kew’ — This cultivar we
believe came from plants planted at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in
England in the 1770s. It is somewhat smaller than the species with very nice
60785 Ginkgo biloba ‘Long
March’® —Upright growing, female is cultivated for heavy crops of
tasty nuts. 3-4’ $59.95, 4-5' $65.95
60968 Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’ —
Uniform and upright, with a narrow pyramidal growth habit, reaching 50’ with a
15’ spread. 1-2’ $24.95
‘Majestic Butterfly’ — An upright deciduous tree with spectacular green, white
and yellow variegation. Each leaf has a varying amount of variegation, but the
overall effect is stunning. Arose as a sport on ‘Jade Butterflies’. Prefers
sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 7’ tall x 2-3’ wide in 10 years. Hardy
to -30 degrees.
60799 Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’
—Compact form of Ginkgo with a pendulous habit. It should be staked in
youth for a taller plant. 6-12" 11.95, 1-2' $29.95
60970 Ginkgo biloba ‘Mayfield’ — This is an
upright narrow columnar, slow growing tree to 30' with a 10' spread. 1-2'
60969 Ginkgo biloba ‘Pendula’—
The weeping character of this tree is not as clearly defined as with other
weeping trees. The branches do have a more horizontal character than the
species. 5-6’ $99.95, 6-7’ $119.95
60972 Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ ®— The
most well recognized columnar form, slightly broader at the base. Golden
yellow fall color. Will reach 50'. SOLD OUT
Ginkgo biloba ‘Ross
Moore’ — This cultivar was found by Ross Moore, Moore’s Natives, Lenoir, North
Carolina who found it in a clients’ landscape. It is strongly weeping, unlike
the other ‘Pendulous’ forms in the trade that are merely horizontal at best.
They also exhibit the excellent golden-yellow fall color typical of the
species. The ultimate height is anyone’s guess. 10-15’?? The sex? Again,
anyone’s guess. 2-3' $45.95, 3-4' $49.95
60699 Ginkgo biloba ‘Salem
Lady’ — When this female is pollinated, she produces a heavy yield of almond
sized, orange nuts with a thin shell that are considered a delicacy when
roasted! Selected in Salem, Oregon.
60975 Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’
— A variety with dense symmetrical branching. Will grow 40’ x 30’ especially
bred for a broad canopy making it the best of the genus for a shade tree.
60976 Ginkgo biloba
‘Shangri-La’® — Has an excellent compact growth habit with a dense
full crown and a broad pyramidal outline. Branches when young.
60977 Ginkgo biloba ‘Spring
Grove’— DWARF. A compact, rounded form, discovered as a ‘witches’ broom’ in
Ohio. One of the nicest of the small Ginkgos! SOLD OUT
‘Sunstream’— This is a Handy Nursery introduction that is variegated form with
irregularly streaked yellow and green foliage that is considered more stable
than many of the other variegated varieties. SOLD OUT
60978 Ginkgo biloba
‘Thelma’— New foliage is small and deeply fimbriated,
then enlarges from the leaf base and forms a semi-tubular, or cup shaped
mature leaf with divided edges. Different and very nice. There is still
confusion about how large this plant will grow. We feel sure it will grow more
than the 6’ by 6’ we thought at first. 1-2’ $29.95
Ginkgo biloba ‘Todd’s
Dwarf’ — DWARF. (Syn. Todd, Todd’s WB) This compact form will reach 4’ in 10
years. SOLD OUT
Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’
— A dwarf deciduous tree recently introduced from Europe. Can be grown as a
dense ball, or staked into a full pyramidal tree. Leaves are cute, small and
rounded, and deep green in color. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained
soil. 2.5’ tall x 2’ wide, if staked, in 10 years.
60980 Ginkgo biloba
‘Tubiforme’ — DWARF. A small, multi stemmed cultivar with interesting funnel
shaped leaves . 2-3’ $34.95
60982 Ginkgo biloba ‘WB’ —
DWARF. Originated as a witch’s broom. It is just a little ball of beautiful
green foliage. Grows about 2-4" per year.
- Chinese Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) Typically this is an erect, slender,
conical tree but can sometimes be quite bushy. The bark is a nice gray-brown and
peels off in thin strips. Growth rate is slow to medium and tree forms will
eventually reach 50-60’ tall depending on the cultivar. Specific cultivars are
used as ground covers, foundation plants, sheared hedges, and screens, as well
as for specimens, mass-plantings and bonsai.
60053 Juniperus chinensis
‘Shimpaku’ — One of the most desired plants for bonsai. Its needles and growth
configuration are perfect for this use. It has fine threadlike foliage, very
smooth to the touch and lacking in juvenile leaf. Grows to 28" wide by 12"
high. 1-2’ $19.95
60847 Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Fudu’
— A dwarf, blue, spreading upright Juniper. Dark steel blue foliage is
bunched on short branches. This specimen makes a lovely formal upright bonsai.
Grows 4-6'' per year. 2-3' $24.95
- Common Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-8) Grows only to about 15’ tall and
about as wide. This conifer will be a medium- sized tree with spreading
branches, sometimes even prostrate. The bark is reddish brown and peels off in
sheets. Tolerant of most soils and adaptable to a wide variety of climatic
60283 Juniperus communis
‘Compressa’ — MINIATURE. Replica of the Irish Juniper, it grows only 2" a year
and reaches an ultimate height of 3-4’. Dense, tiny, green juvenile leaves on
a perfect little column. Because of its slow growth, great for even the
smallest rock garden and most effective when planted in groups of three or
more. Always in demand! 2-3' $39.95
60407 Juniperus communis ‘Gold
Cone’ — MINIATURE. This upright growing column has a slow growth habit. The
dense branches hold stiff needles of bright golden-yellow which turn ever so
slightly upwards at the ends. 6-12" $19.95, 1-2' $29.95
60911 Juniperus communis
‘Golden Schnapps’ — An upright conical habit that will be 6’ by 3’ in 10 years
with nice fresh yellow foliage shaded over light green. 2-3’ $29.95
‘Sentinel’ — Hardier and faster growing than ‘Compressa’. Silver, steel like
foliage covers branches that grow in a narrow column. Formerly known as
‘Pencil Point’. Will grow 3-6" a year with a mature height of 10’. 1-2’ $25.95
- Creeping Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) Growing to only 2’ tall and with up
to a 10’ spread, these shrubs have long, trailing branches. Very adaptable and
will withstand hot, dry, sunny locations. Can be used for slopes and ground
60592 Juniperus horizontalis
‘Bar Harbor’ — This juniper originates from Mt. Desert Island in Maine, where
it can be found in rocky crevices. Fern like, bluish-green foliage has a
purple cast in the winter. The main branches are completely procumbent,
including the tips, and will take root. A low-growing, wide spreading juniper.
60507 Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’
— This low growing form has very glaucous steel-blue foliage. 6-12"
x media — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Believed to be hybrids between
Juniperus chinensis and J. sabina, these are a group of flat topped,
spreading shrubs that will generally get only 4’ in height and spread to about
10’. The branches form very graceful horizontal tiers.
60958 Juniperus x media
‘Old Gold’ — Very compact. New growth is golden-yellow that will become
bronzy-gold and holds that color all year, even through the winter. 1-2'
61006 Juniperus x media ‘Sea
Green’ — An upright, spreading, vase shaped plant 6 to -8’ with fine textured
bright green foliage. Good either as a specimen or a hedge. 6-12" $12.95,
‘Nana’ - Japanese Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7) Also found as J.
chinensis depending on source. This plant is smaller and denser than the
species, becoming 1’ tall and 4’ wide in 10 years. The branches are densely
padded with erect, short shoots and broad leaves, giving it a fine carpet
appearance. SOLD OUT
Juniperus sabina- Savin
Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7)
‘Tamarisicifolia New Blue’ — This plant offers the strongest blue foliage and
grows at a moderate rate. Can be used as a specimen plant or as a large scale
ground cover. 18" tall with a spread of 8 to 10’. 2-3’ $14.95
60262 Juniperus scopulorum
‘Skyrocket’ - Rocky Mountain Juniper — (USDA Zones 3-8) This is one of the
narrowest conifers around, only 2’ wide and 15’ tall. It is quite blue and
quoting Michael Dirr "reminds [one] of a blue rocket sitting on a launching
pad." Rapid growing, it makes an excellent hedge which requires no pruning to
keep it narrow. Other uses would be as an accent point in the garden with its
strong vertical lines. 6-12" $11.95, 3-4' $35.95, 4-5’ $39.95
- Flaky Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Many cultivars exist in this very
variable group. They are dwarf, generally low growing or prostrate, but
apparently some forms can be trained as a small tree. Very adaptable, tolerant
of dry soils but not suited to the moisture and heat of the Southeast.
60063 Juniperus squamata ‘Blue
Star’ — DWARF. This is probably the best of the blue junipers. It is slow
growing yet vigorous enough to hold its own in a weed patch. The interesting
star shape, dainty, steel blue foliage is beautiful. Low growing and excellent
for rock gardens or mass planting. Stands sun, wind, drought and cold and
achieves a height of 3’ with greater spread over time. 6-12" $12.95, 1-2'
60990 Juniperus squamata
‘Loderi’ — ‘Loderi’ is a lovely blue green upright, dense plant that grows
to 5’ in 10 years. Often suggested for miniature forest.
61007 Juniperus squamata
‘Meyeri’ — ‘This strong growing bushy form was found in cultivation in China.
Its’ striking rich silvery blue foliage makes it a standout in any garden
spot. In winter the color is even more intense. It will reach 20’ at maturity.
2-3’ $19.95, 3-4' $29.95
60106 Larix decidua
- European or Common Larch — (-30°F, USDA Zones 3-7) The Larix is one of
the few conifers that is not evergreen; the needles first turn an enchanting
golden yellow then drop in the fall exposing the twiggy, heavily branched
structure. It forms a tall, graceful tree with a conical, though sometimes
artistically irregular top. The bark is warm gray, with vertical cracks. Larches
are glorious in groups, reminiscent of visits to the mountains in the fall where
great groves wend their way through a steep canyon. 5-6' $55.95, 6-7' $59.95
var. olgensis - Olga Bay Larch — (-50oF, USDA Zones 2-8)
‘Olgensis’ originates from the area near Olga Bay, NE of Vladivostock, Russia.
Therefore, it will indeed tolerate cold conditions. Sickle shaped leaves ½-¾"
drop late. Dense branches are reddish-brown.
60623 Larix gmelinii var.
olgensis ‘Romberg Park’ — DWARF. Very bright green leaves. Round, flat bun.
6" tall by 16" wide in 10 years. Neat rock garden plant for its autumn gold.
60268 Larix kaempferi - Japanese
Larch — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Syn. Larix leptolepis. Needles are light,
bluish-green, and give an enjoyable display of yellows in autumn, before
dropping for the winter. Different from the European Larch in that it has
purple-red winter shoots. A hardy, fast-growing plant that grows to 70’ in
height and about 40’ in width. This larch enjoys a sunny position to achieve
best form. 3-4’ $19.95
Larix kaempferi ‘Blue
Sparkler’ — A dense, broadly-upright, dwarf deciduous conifer with sparkling
blue needles. Makes quite a statement in the spring and summer garden, then
turns gold in the fall. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 3’ tall x 2.5’
wide in 10 years. Hardy to -60 degrees. 1-2' $52.95
60061 Larix kaempferi ‘Diana’
— A very rare fast growing form of the Japanese larch with interesting,
contorted branches that will probably grow to 20’.
60991 Larix kaempferi
‘Jacobsen’s Pyramid’ — Compact upright form with ascending branches to about
13’. Bright green. 3-4’ $49.95
- American Larch — (-50°F, USDA Zones 2-8) This is the most widespread Larch
across North America. It’s pretty slow growing, medium textured and will
eventually grow to 60-80’ tall. The foliage is bluish-green and turns yellow in
the autumn. Prefers moist, well drained, acid soils and does not tolerate shade
or pollution. Excellent planted in groves.
‘Deborah Waxman’ — An upright dwarf form, this seedling selection of American
Larch has ascending branches that exhibit light, blue-green needles through
the growing season. Showy, rosy flowers appear in spring, and fall brings on a
display of coppery gold. Found in a trial bed at the University of Connecticut
and selected by Dr. Sydney Waxman. 6-12" $16.95
60060 Larix x marschlinsii
‘Varied Directions’ — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-9) Often seen as Larix decidua
‘Varied Directions’. This most interesting hybrid developed by Dr. Sid Waxman
has been described as Larix x marschlinii by Jeff D. Bowman of the Brooklyn
Botanic Gardens in an article titled, "Plants & Garden News," Volume 16,
Number 4, Winter 2001." Branches are both spreading and arching. It will
grow wider than tall. This is a vigorous growing shrub with branches that angle
off in various directions, eventually arching down. A fine garden specimen!
Green in spring, golden in autumn and with artistically intricate branching for
winter appeal. 2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’ $39.95
- Siberian Larch — (-50°F, USDA Zones 1-5) Syn. Larix russica. This is a
conical-shaped Larch that is extremely hardy. Native to NE Europe, Siberia and
China. Rust-brown bark and bright yellow to yellowish-gray shoots, hairy when
young. The bright green leaves are narrow and have 2 white bands underneath.
Mature height ranges from 30-100’ and about 15’ wide.
60610 Larix sibirica ‘Conica’
— This is a semi dwarf compact variety of the Siberian Larch. Grows a little
slower than the species and will eventually reach 20’. Bears red cones and
turns the traditional yellow in the fall. 1-2’ $24.95
60070 Metasequoia glyptostroboides
- Dawn Redwood — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) This beautiful, deciduous tree, known
to have been native to the Northwest through fossil records, was thought to have
been extinct world wide until a specimen was found in a Chinese temple in the
1940’s. It has a graceful conical growth habit with flattened leaves that appear
feathery and plume like. In late spring fresh new foliage appears a bright green
turning a rich golden to rusty bronze in the fall. Height in 10 years, 12-15’
but ultimate height is 100’ with a 25’ spread. This prehistoric plant attains
best color in full sun. Beautiful tree and an excellent conversation piece.
$39.95, 6-7’ $69.95
glyptostroboides ‘Little Giant’ — This variety of the Giant Redwood is
perfect for those who want everything in their 1 acre or less garden. Mature
height at 10-15’ this small tree is an excellent representation of its
— This form of giant redwood has the stature of his parents but with golden to
chartreuse foliage, chartreuse under more shade. In heat exceeding 90° it will
do best with afternoon shade. 1-2' $27.95
60156 Microbiota decussata
- Russian Arborvitae — (-50°F, USDA Zones 2-9) A rare Siberian species
closely related to Juniperus and Thuja. The plant is a wide spreading, flat
topped dwarf, producing small, berrylike fruit. Growing 6-12" a year, it will
not exceed 2’ in height but will spread very wide. Its needles, soft and lacy,
are rich green in summer, turning bronzy in winter if grown in the sun. It
makes an excellent ground cover, and, unlike most other conifers which require
sun, it will thrive in the shade. Easy to grow, but should be planted in well
drained soil. A striking conifer. 6-12" $15.95, 1-2' 19.95