Conifer Descriptions and Availability:

Abies - Cupressus  Ginkgo - Microbiota  Picea - Pseudotsuga  Sciadopitys - Tsuga

Picture Gallery  Abies - Cupressus   Ginkgo - Picea   Pinus - Tsuga

CONIFERS Ginkgo thru Microbiota
FALL 2014

GINKGO - 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 sun.

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. 3-4’ $35.95


The following are male forms unless otherwise noted:

60945 Ginkgo biloba 'Akebono' - This is a male selection that becomes a compactly (narrow) upright tree perfect for hedge, accent, or small space. 2-3' $29.95

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! 4-5' $79.95

61138 Ginkgo biloba ‘Broom with Tubes’ — DWARF. As named this small plant has varied leaf types from nearly flat to curled or rolled tubes. Several other dwarf Ginkgos have varied leaf types, but not to the extent that this variety exhibits. 2-3' $49.95

61139 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. SOLD OUT

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. 6-12" $29.95

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’ $59.95

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. 4-5' $59.95

61022 Ginkgo biloba ‘Girard’s Spreader — Fast growing with a low horizontal habit. 4-5’ $49.95

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! 2-3' $39.95

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. 1-2' $29.95, 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!" SOLD OUT

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 structure. 1-2’ $24.95

60785 Ginkgo biloba ‘Long March’® —Upright growing, female is cultivated for heavy crops of tasty nuts. 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, 2-3' $35.95

60799 Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ —Compact form of Ginkgo with a pendulous habit. It should be staked in youth for a taller plant. 1-2' $49.95, 2-3' $59.95

60970 Ginkgo biloba ‘Mayfield’ — This is an upright narrow columnar, slow growing tree to 30' with a 10' spread. 1-2' $32.95

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. SOLD OUT

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

60786 Ginkgo biloba ‘Robbie’s Twist’ — Upright grower that has contorted branches and the leaves grow in all directions. Interesting and rare. 2-3' $45.95

61141 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. SOLD OUT

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. 2-3' $29.95

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! 6-12' $24.95

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. 2-3’ $39.95

61142 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. 6-12" $21.95

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. 6-12" $21.95, 1-2' $39.95

61194 Ginkgo biloba ‘Weeping Wonder’ 1-2' $29.95


Juniperus chinensis - 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. SOLD OUT

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. SOLD OUT

Juniperus communis - 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 conditions.

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! 1-2' $15.95

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.  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

60409 Juniperus communis ‘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’. SOLD OUT

Juniperus horizontalis - 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 covers.

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. 1-2' $15.95

60507 Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ — This low growing form has very glaucous steel-blue foliage. 6-12" $15.95

Juniperus 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' $15.95

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

60509 Juniperus procumbens ‘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)

60683 Juniperus sabina ‘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’. SOLDOUT

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. SOLD OUT

Juniperus squamata - 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

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. SOLD OUT

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.  3-4' $29.95


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.  

Larix gmelinii 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. SOLD OUT

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.  

60408 Larix kaempferi Blue Rabbit’ — Here is growth of an amazing 12-16" a year. It has blue needles and an upright, columnar growth habit. Rare in cultivation. 6-12" $11.95

61086 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’. SOLD OUT

60991 Larix kaempferi ‘Jacobsen’s Pyramid’ — Compact upright form with ascending branches to about 13’. Bright green. SOLD OUT

Larix laricina - 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.

61087 Larix laricina ‘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. SOLD OUT

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

Larix sibirica - 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.  SOLD OUT


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.  

60823 Metasequoia 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 full-sized relative. SOLD OUT

60824 Metasequoia glyptostroboides Ogon — 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. SOLD OUT

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. SOLD OUT



Return to   Plant List   Top of Page    Home

FALL 2014