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  • 1. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSABELIA ACER species (continued) grandiflora ‘aurea’ macrophyllum Big-Leaf MapleGolden leaved form of grandiflora. A large, wide-spreading tree with the largest leaves of the maple family, turning a spectacular grandiflora ‘Confetti’ yellow in fall. A West Coast native. grandiflora “Edward Goucher’ maximowiczianumLess hardy, lacier, and more compact than grandiflora. Small lilac pink flowers with orange A rare, small-growing tree with trifoliate leaves that turn a rich red in the autumn. New growththroats. quite hairy, held on purplish stems. grandiflora ‘Sunrise’ mono Painted MapleDensely branched, with bronzy green leaves that turn red and purple in fall. A fast-growing, large tree which develops a rounded spreading canopy as it matures negundo ‘KELLY’S GOLD’ Golden Box-ElderABIES koreana Korean Fir A small-sized, upright tree with bright yellow, compound foliage. Moist soil in sun to part sun.Slow-growing, pyramidal conifer to 20’-30’. Showy red cones produced at a young age. negundo ‘VIOLACEUM’ A small, upright tree with young shoots black-purple with a blue bloom. Moist soil in sun toABUTILON part sun. megapotamicum palmatum Japanese MapleAn medium-sized, evergreen shrub with a lax, open growth habit and yellow and red, lantern- An upright and spreading tree with bright green leaves. Brilliant red, orange, and yellow inlike flowers in summer-fall. autumn. Seedling-grown trees have better sun and wind tolerance than grafted varieties. X suntense (vitifolium x ochsensii) var. ATROPURPUREUMA hybrid with sun-tolerant, grey-green foliage and mauve flowers in summer. A small, upright and spreading maple with dark-purple spring foliage, green-purple summer vitifolium (syn. CORYNABUTILON) foliage, and bright scarlet fall color. Seedling grown.Large, flat, lilac-blue flowers on an upright-grower to 8’-12’. Sun-tolerant, grey-green foliage. BENI MAIKO A dwarf to 6 with irregular, wrinkled foliage. Leaf color is fire-red in spring, turning reddish-ACER MAPLE No garden is complete without one… green with red veins in summer. ‘BENI SCHICHIHENGE’ buergerianum Trident Maple A twiggy shrub or small tree having small green leaves with creamy white edges speckledA medium-sized, wide-spreading, tree with glossy, sun-tolerant foliage, turning bright scarlet dark red, sometimes covering half the leaf or more.and yellow in fall. ‘BLOODGOOD’ campestre Hedge Maple An upright, narrow-spreading deciduous tree with very dark purple foliage, holding its colorA small to medium-sized, deciduous tree with bright yellow fall color. Takes heavy pruning. well thru the summer. carpinifolium Hornbeam Maple ‘BURGUNDY LACE’A deciduous, small tree with an upright, slender growth habit. Good yellow fall color. A wide-spreading, large shrub or small tree with deeply divided leaves colored reddish-Hornbeam-like foliage covered with silky hairs when young. purple, turning a bit green in the summer. circinatum Vine Maple ‘BUTTERFLY’A spreading shrub or tree to 15’, native to the Northwest coast from Mendocino to British A fast-growing, upright, densely-branched tree to 15’ with small, blue-green foliage with aColumbia. The wide, lobed foliage turns orange, red, and yellow in fall. Best with part shade, silvery-white edge, tinted magenta and scarlet in autumn.moist soils. CHISHIO davidii Snakebark Maple Twiggy habit, growing to 6’-8’ tall. Brilliant crimson foliage in spring, turning green in summerA medium-sized tree with attractive striped green and white bark. Oval, glossy dark green with orange-red fall color.leaves. Rich autumn color. ‘CRIMSON QUEEN’ (dissectum) X freemanii ‘Autumn Fantasy’ A low-growing form with weeping, wide-spreading branches holding deep purple, finelyA fast growing cultivar, to 50’. The foliage turns a brilliant orange in autumn. dissected foliage, keeping its color thru summer, turning scarlet-red in fall. ginnala Amur Maple EVER RED (syn: ‘DISSECTUM NIGRUM’) (dissectum)A shrub or small tree that leafs out quite early in late winter. Small but fragrant flower Reddish-purple foliage, deeply cut with a cascading habit. Spring growth is covered withclusters in spring. Red and yellow fall color. silver hairs. Holds its color well into mid-summer. ‘Bergiana Flame’ is a selection with excellent fall color tones. GARNET (dissectum) griseum Paperbark Maple A vigorous grower with reddish-purple foliage, deeply cut with a cascading habit. Retains itsA small tree with trifoliate leaves that turn a rich red in the autumn. The old bark on the trunk color well.and primary branches flakes off and curls back to reveal a cinnamon underbark. GOSHIKI KOTOHIME henryi A dwarf with variegated foliage speckled cream, yellow, pink, and red and taking on a greenA rare, small-growing maple with trifoliate leaves that have orange & yellow fall color. Bright tone in summer. Leaves are small with incised bark. ‘GOSHIKI SHIDARE’ (dissectum) japonicum ‘ACONITIFOLIUM’ Dancing Peacock Maple A dwarf, cascading form with finely-cut, green foliage, with variegations of cream, white, andA small-sized, stout, wide-spreading tree with long-lobed foliage, deeply cut towards the pink, tinted purple in fall.base; turning bright red in the fall. Showy clusters of red and white flowers in early spring. HOGYOKU laevigatum Peach-Leaf Maple A strong-growing cultivar, forming a small tree with green foliage turning glowing orange-Fast-growing tree, to 20’, with scarlet-red new growth and yellow fall color. Semi-evergreen yellow in mild winters. Very un-maple-like foliage. 89 90
  • 2. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSACER palmatum (Japanese Maple continued…) ACER palmatum (Japanese Maple continued…) INABA SHIDARE (dissectum) TROMPENBURGLarge, reddish-purple foliage, deeply cut and hanging down on a somewhat upright plant. A strong-growing, upright shrubby tree. The edges of the dark purple leaves roll downward,Holds its color well thru summer. Similar to ‘GARNET’ but more open, less cascading with almost forming a tube. Scarlet fall color.age. ‘UKIGUMO’ ‘KATSURA’ Extremely variegated leaves with irregular patterns of white and pink. Dense, shrubbySmall deciduous tree to 8’. New foliage is light yellow-orange with deeper orange margins growth, suitable for bonsai.turning green in summer; then back to yellow-orange in autumn. VIRIDIS (dissectum) LINEARILOBUM Bright green, deeply cut leaves on a strongly weeping shrub, forming a wide mound withA vigorous, upright and spreading grower with green leaves having very narrow lobes cut to time. Golden yellow fall color.the base. Golden yellow fall color. paxii MOONFIRE) A somewhat tender small, semi-evergreen tree with three lobed leathery leaves, glaucousA strong-growing, upright tree with deep purple-red foliage that does not "bronze out" in beneath.summer. Similar to ‘BLOODGOOD’. platanoides COLUMNARIS Columnar Norway Maple NICHOLSONII A narrow-growing, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or tree with large foliage, turningA medium-sized, shrubby tree with handsome, olive-green foliage turning to brilliant colors of yellow in fall.yellow and scarlet in fall. pseudoplatanus ‘ATROPURPUREUM’ OMURAYAMA A medium-sized, broad-spreading, fast-growing tree. The dark green foliage has feltedA small, cascading tree with slender-lobed foliage, unfolding orange-green. Brilliant fall purple undersides.colors of crimson and gold. → pseudosieboldianum ORIDO NISHIKI A stout, small-growing tree with broad, lobed foliage and bright red, orange, and yellow fallAn upright, strong-growing small tree with an abundancedof variegated pink and white color.foliage, with the occasional solid pink and/or white leaf. Shirasawanum ‘OSAKAZUKI’ ‘AUREUM’Supposed to be the most intensely fall red colored of the Japanese maples. Has rather large A slow-growing, small-sized, bushy tree or large shrub with bright golden-yellow foliage,leaves. To 10’. having a red edge in spring. Best with part sun. ‘PALMATIFIDIUM’ (dissectum) “AUTUMN MOON’Green leaf lobes have less double-dissected margins and not as deep marginal cuts. To 20’. Similar to ‘Aureum” in shape and growth habit but with pink to purple tones in the ‘RED DRAGON’ (dissectum) mature foliage.A strong-growing, shrubby tree with weeping branches and a mounding habit. Leaves dark sieboldianum SODE NO UCHIpurple, darker than ‘CRIMSON QUEEN’ holding color well thru summer. A dwarf shrub with tiny foliage; yellow-green with yellow to crimson fall color. RED PYGMY tegmentosumA densely-branched, dwarf shrub with narrow, dark red foliage in spring; turning to blue- A small, upright tree with green bark having bright white vertical stripes. Large foliage withgreen in summer, and yellow in fall. long, pointed lobes. Best in part shade, moist soil. RUBY LACE (syn: ’RED FILIGREE LACE’) (dissectum) triflorumA slow-growing dwarf with very lacy, dark red foliage that holds color well into summer. A maple with compound foliage similar to A. griseum but with smooth bark. Excellent fallCrimson fall color. color. ‘SANGO KAKU’ truncatumA fast-growing, upright, vase-shaped tree to 15’ or more with light green foliage. The twigs Small deciduous tree to 20’-30’ with handsome foliage that turns to red/orange/yellow in fall.and branches are colored bright coral in winter. Yellow fall color. tschonoskii ssp. koreanum ‘SEIRYU’ (dissectum) A small-sized, deciduous tree with dark green bark striped with white. Young shoots areA fast-growing, upright, vase-shaped tree to 15’ or more with deeply-cut, green foliage. Red colored red. Orange and yellow fall color.& yellow fall color. This is the only upright-growing dissected Japanese maple yet developed. SHAINA ACORUS calamus ‘VARIEGATUS’ Sweet FlagA sport of ‘BLOODGOOD’ with two-toned red foliage turning to maroon. Compact, upright A grass-like perennial with cream-edged leaves flushed with red in spring. Takes moist tohabit to 6’ tall. wet soils. SHERWOOD FLAMEDeep purple-red foliage, with deeply divided lobes, forming a large shrub or small tree. A AGAPETES serpenschance seedling of ‘BURGANDY LACE’, holding its color through the summer. Arching branched shrub with flowers shaped like red Japanese lanterns all along the SHINDESHOJO branches.A shrubby dwarf with spring growth flaming scarlet, turning to reddish green in mid-summer.Some leaves have light cream flecking. Scarlet fall color. To 12’. AKEBIA quinata Fiveleaf Akebia SHISHIGASHIRA Evergreen, twining vine to 20’, fast-growing when established. Clusters of small, purpleA compact, stubby, but upright shrub. The small, crinkled foliage is closely set on the short flowers in spring and occasional purplish, sausage-like fruits. Part sun with moist soil.and thick branches. Grows slowly to 6’ or more. trifoliata Threeleaf Akebia ‘TAMUKEYAMA’ (dissectum) Like A. quinata but with three leaflets instead of five.Has stiff red petioles and the pinnatifid cuts are not as deep as other forms and with a slightlymore width, makes the leaves look bolder. Holds its red coloring all season. To 5’. ALNUS glutinosa ‘IMPERIALIS’ Dissected Black Alder A medium-sized tree to 25. Medium-green, finely cut leaves. Slow growing. 91 92
  • 3. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSALOYSIA triphylla Lemon VerbenaAn upright, spreading deciduous shrub with very aromatic, lemon-scented foliage. AUCUBA japonica ‘POLARIS’AMARYLLIS belladona Naked Lady Dense, evergreen shrub with glossy-green leaves. Good for deep shade.A hardy, naturalizing bulb with soft pink flowers on tall stems in August. Agapanthus-likefoliage from winter to late spring. AZARA Evergreen shrubs and trees, native to Chile. dentataAMPELOPSIS brevipedunculata Porcelain Vine A medium-sized, evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy, dark green leaves. Bright yellowA vigorous, twining, climber. Insignificant green flowers bloom in summer and are followed pompon flowers bloom in late clusters of pea-sized berries ranging in color from pink, turquoise, bright blue, and violet. integrifolia ‘VARIEGATA’ A slow-growing, evergreen shrub with chrome-yellow flowers and pink and yellow variegatedANDROMEDA polifolia Bog-Rosemary leaves.A low, evergreen shrub with rosemary-like leaves. Small, urn-shaped, pink-white flowers lanceolataappear in spring. A small, slender, evergreen tree with narrow, dark green leaves. Lightly fragrant clusters of golden yellow flowers bloom in spring.ANEMONE pulsatilla Pasque-Flower microphyllaA low, clumping perennial with ferny, silky-hairy leaves that appear after the bell-shaped, An upright, narrow, evergreen tree with large sprays of dainty foliage. Small flowers areblue to reddish purple flowers bloom in mid-spring. Part sun in moist, well-drained soil. yellow strongly chocolate scented, perfuming the air in late winter. microphylla ‘VARIEGATA’ANTHEMIS noblis (syn. CHAMAEMELUM nobile) Chamomile A slow-growing, strongly variegated form with creamy yellow-edged foliage.Evergreen perennial. Forms soft-textured, spreading mat of bright light-green, finely cut, serrataaromatic leaves. Small, yellow daisy-like flower heads. Works well between stepping stones. Probably the hardiest of the azaras, with yellow flowers and indented leaves.AQUILEGIA Columbine BEGONIA grandis sub. evansianaBlue or pink, spurred flowers rise above blue-green leaves in the spring. We carry several A tuberous subspecies with broad, fleshy leaves that are green on the top and red on thedifferent varieties propagated from plants in the garden. bottom. Fragrant pink flowers bloom throughout the summer. Hardy to cold.ARAUCARIA angustifolia Pirana Pine BERBERIS BarberryA tall, evergreen conifer; native to Brazil, with sharp, blue-green foliage. Quite similar to the darwini Darwin barberryMonkey-Puzzle tree and the Bunya-Bunya but faster growing. Very showy evergreen barberry from Chile. Dark green holly like leaves with profuse orange yellow flowers followed by dark blue berries that are attractive to birds.ASARINA procumbens Creeping Snapdragon thunbergii Japanese barberryA low, trailing perennial with fuzzy leaves and yellow flowers in late spring & summer. ‘AUREA’Dislikes winter moisture but will re-seed itself. Bright golden yellow foliage, deciduous, slow growing shrub. ‘ROSE GLOW’ Decidous shrub with marbled bronzy red new foliage with pinkish white tips that age to rose.ASARUM caudatum Wild Ginger Best color in full sun.An evergreen perennial with dark green, heart-shaped foliage and reddish-brown flowerswith long tails in spring. BETULA BIRCH Deciduous, fast-growing trees for moist soils. albo-sinensis Chinese Red Birch A medium-sized tree to 30 with glossy-green leaves and attractive, peeling bark that revealsASTILBE MEADOW SWEET A clumping, deciduous perennial with plume-like pale, coppery-orange underneath.flower clusters in late spring into summer, and attractive, ferny foliage. nigra River Birch WE CARRY: A broad crowned birch to 50. Dark green leaves and beautiful peeling, creamy, flesh- ‘AMETHYST’ Lavender flowers colored bark. A good tree for a moist location. astilbiodies Large, dense plumes of white. ‘HERITAGE’ ‘BRIDAL VEIL’ White flowers, fading to cream. With its peeling bark revealing a combination of cream, salmon, and brown. chinensis ‘VISION’ Dark pink. papyrifera Paper Birch chinensis ‘PUMILA’ Dwarf. Lilac-pink flowers. A tall, narrow tree to 60’. The trunk turns creamy white with beautiful pastel-colored peeling ‘DEUTCHLAND’ Creamy-white flowers. bark. ‘DIAMOND’ White flowers. pendula European White Birch ‘EUROPA’ Light pink flowers. A graceful, medium-sized tree reaching a height of 40. As it matures, the bark turns a ‘FANAL’ Blood-red flowers with reddish foliage. beautiful greyish white. Yellow fall color. ‘MONTGOMERY’ Deep salmon-red flowers. We also carry these grafted varieties: ‘PEACH BLOSSOM’ Salmon-pink. ‘ATROPURPUREA’ Reddish-purple foliage in spring, turning purple-green in summer. ‘RED SENTINAL’ Scarlet red flowers. Bark is white with a purple tinge. ‘RHEINLAND’ Carmine-rose flowers. ‘BURGUNDY WINE’ Reddish-purple foliage in spring, turning purple-green in summer. ‘SPRITE’ Dwarf. Salmon-pink flowers. White bark with a purple tinge. 93 94
  • 4. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSBETULA SPECIES (continued…) CALLUNA ((continued…) ‘DALECARLICA’ The Swedish Birch is a tall, slender, graceful tree with drooping ‘GOLDEN FEATHER’ Bright yellow new growth, orange in winter. Mauve-pinkbranches and deeply cut, lacy leaves. flowers. ‘TROST DWARF’ A small shrub with slender arching branches and small, finely cut ‘H.E. BEALE’ Silver foliage to 30” high. Double, soft pink flowers on long spikes.leaves, resembling a dissected Japanese maple. ‘KINLOCHRUEL’ Large, double, white flowers. Bronze foliage in winter. To 12” high. platyphylla ‘KAMCHATICA’ Japanese White Birch ‘LYNDON PROUDLY’ Lilac-pink flowers on short stems with small foliage. To 12”Borer resistant and fast growing with white bark. high. utilis var. JACQUEMONTII ‘MARTHA HERMANN’ Low-growing with white flowers and lime-green foliage.Tall, narrow tree with brilliant white bark. Grows about 2 a year to 40. ‘NANA COMPACTA’ A dwarf forming a small mound to 4” with lavender flowers. ‘ROBERT CHAPMAN’ A dwarf with spring foliage golden yellow; orange in fall; red inBILLARDIERA longiflora winter. Soft purple flowers.Arching climber with tubular yellow flowers and large blue berries. ‘SILVER QUEEN’ Low and spreading with woolly, silver foliage. Lavender flowers.→ ‘SIR JOHN CARRINGTON’ New growth golden-yellow, reddish in winter. Mauve-pinkBLETILLA striata Ground Orchid flowers. To 16”.An easy-to-grow terrestrial orchid, forming a small clump of broad, pleated foliage, ‘SISTER ANNE’ Dense, compact mound of grey foliage with pink flowers.sometimes edged with white. Magenta-pink flowers, edged with darker pink. ‘SPRING CREAM’ Compact grower with cream-colored new growth and white lowers.The form ‘ALBA’ has white flowers. ‘SPRING TORCH’ New growth scarlet. Lavender-pink flowers. To 16” high. ‘SPRINGFIELD’ Light lavender flowers on upright stems. To 12” high.BUDDLEIA Butterfly bush ‘WICKWAR FLAME’ Gold foliage, turning red in winter. Mauve flowers. To 18” tall. davidii Summer lilac ‘WINTER CHOCOLATE’ Fall and winter foliage colored orange, red, and gold. SoftSemievergreen to deciduous shrub with dark green tapering leaves that are white lavender flowers. To 20” high.underneath. Spikelike slender clusters of flowers fallowiana CALYCANTHUS occidentalis Western Spice BushLarge shrub with woolly white stems and leaves. Flowers in lavender clusters. Fragrant. A native, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with magnolia-like foliage that is scented when crushed. Burgundy-red flowers in late spring into summer are scented like wine.BUXUS Boxwood Microphylla Japanese boxwood CAMELLIA Shade-tolerant, evergreen shrubs with flowers in late winter into spring. ‘MORRIS MIDGET’ ‘BABY BEAR’ (Rosaeflora x tsaii)Dense, rounded slow-growing into a small ball. A low, spreading dwarf with small, single, light pink flowers. Sempervirens English Boxwood ‘BOWBELLS’ (saluenensis x japonica) ‘AUREA MARGINATA’ Weeping Variegated Boxwood Fragrant, semi-double, funnel-shaped, rose-pink flowers, darker at the base.A dense-growing, evergreen shrub with leaves edged in yellow. ‘CAPTURE ENRICHES’ (from Steve Campbell) ‘AUREA PENDULA’ Variegated Boxwood Minature, single, blush pink flowers, darker at petal tips. Vigorous and upright with smallerAn upright form with weeping branches and leaves mottled and blotched creamy-yellow. foliage, suitable for espalier. ‘BLUE’ cuspidata (species)Blue-green foliage that does not bronze in winter. A medium-growing shrub with small, dark green leaves and single, white flowers. ‘VARDAR VALLEY’ edithae (species)Hardiest English Boxwood. Similar to reticulata but with yellowish hairs on the young branches. Red flowers. wallichiana Himalayan Boxwood fraterna (species)An open, upright, evergreen shrub with narrow, oblong foliage that takes on an coppery tone Small, single white flowers are slightly fragrant. Medium, upright, loose winter. glabsipetala (species) Single to semi-double, white flowers blushed pink. Medium, upright growth.CALLICARPA bodinieri var. giraldii ‘PROFUSION Beauty Berry granthamiana (species)A deciduous shrub to 6-8’ with bronze-purple new growth and small mauve flowers, Large, irregular semi-double flowers of creamy-white with golden stamens. Upright habitdeveloping into showy, dense clusters of shiny, violet fruits late summer into winter. with handsome dark green, ribbed foliage. We also carry a ‘PINK’ form. japonica grijsii (species)Deciduous shrub to 5’ with pink to white flowers ripening to clusters of shiny, violet fruits. Small, flat, single white with yellow stamens. Nice fragrance. Upright habit with small foliage.) ‘JACK KYMPTON’ (japonica x reticulata hybrid) Single white flowers streaked with pink and red. Dense, spreading habit.CALLUNA vulgaris HEATHER Evergreen shrubs, related to Rhododendron, with japonica (hybrid)clusters of bell-shaped flowers, usually blooming summer-fall. WE CARRY: ‘FUKURIN WABISUKE’ ‘CON BRIO’ An upright grower with lavender-pink flowers Fragrant, small single pink, tubular flowers bordered white. Medium upright growth. ‘DANTY BESS’ A dwarf form 4”-6” high with gray-green foliage. Mauve flowers. japonica (species) ‘DARK BEAUTY’ Deep red buds open to double, deep pink flowers. To 12” tall. ‘BLACK MAGIC’ ‘ELSIE FRYE’ Vigorous, upright grower to 20” tall. Double white flowers. Irregular semi-double form with very dark, glossy red flowers. Unusual holly-like foliage. ‘FINALE’ Dark pink flowers. To 20” high. Medium upright growth. ‘FOXII NANA’ Very tight-growing dwarf with purple-pink flowers. ‘ECCLEFIELD’ ‘GLEN MONANCIE’ Low and spreading grower with bluish-green foliage. A loose double form with very large white flowers that have wavy petals and a yellow center. 95 96
  • 5. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSCAMELLIA (continued…) CAMELLIA (continued…) ‘GRANDIFLORA PLENA’ saluensis (hybrid)Late blooming, large flowered older variety. ‘TULIP TIME’ ‘KINSEKAI’ syn. ‘GOLDEN WORLD’ (japonica) Medium-sized, single, tulip-shaped flowers of light pink. A vigorous open grower.Small, single, orange-red flowers. Variegated foliage with irregular yellow marks in the center sinensis ‘BLUSHING MAIDEN’ (species)of each leaf. Upright, bushy growth. Small, single, blush pink flowers open from rounded buds. Dense, upright grower. Leaves ‘KUJAKI TSUBAKI’ Peacock camellia and flower buds used for tea.Cascading growth habit with tubular cherry red flowers, mottled with white. sinensis ‘TEA BREEZE’ (species) ‘KURO TSUBAKI’ syn.: PURPUREA Small, single, white flowers opening from popcorn-like buds. Dense, upright growth habit.Semi-double cupped flowers of very dark red. Can be used to make tea. ‘MOONLIGHT BAY’ transarisanensis (species)Very large, semi-double flowers of pale orchid pinik. Long blooming season. Tiny, single white. Very small leaf. Bushy, upright growth. ‘OLD JUDY MATTHEW’ transnokoensis (species) ‘QUERICIFOLIA PINK MERMAID’ syn. ‘KINGYO-TSUBAKI’ Very small, single white with buds tinted red. Medium, upright growth. ‘TAMA ELECTRA’ X williamsii (japonica x saluensis)Single, brilliant dark red flowers bordered with white. Vigorous, upright and compact. ‘E. G. WATERHOUSE’ ‘TINSIE’ syn. BOKUHAN) Medium-sized, formal double, pink flowers. Dense, upright growth. Fast growing and sunMiniature, anemone form with red outer petals and a white center. Vigorous, upright habit. tolerant. ‘TSUSHIMA NO MUSUME’Small, single, tubular-shaped, brilliant red flowers. Medium upright growth. CARAGANA brevispina ‘UNRYU’ “Pea Tree’. A small deciduous tree. Very showy yellow, pea-like flowers. Plant in a sunnySingle, deep pink, tubular flowers on a contorted shrub with a zig zag growth habit. location. ‘WHITE MERMAID’Large, single white flowers with yellow centers. Interesting, fish-tail shaped foliage. CARDIOCRINUM giganteum Giant Lily kissi (species) Very tall, sturdy stems bears up to 20 heavily scented, creamy-white, trumpet-shapedFragrant, small, single creamy-white flowers. Upright, dense habit. flowers, each about 10” long. ‘LORETTA FEATHERS’ (reticulata hybrid)Large, semi-double, soft pink flowers. Large, upright grower. CARPODETUS serratus lutchuensis (species) A graceul, tall New Zealand evergreen tree with small dark green leaves. Panicles of smallVery fragrant, small white flowers. Small, pointed foliage with an upright, spreading habit. white flowers in summer. Needs a sheltered site. X ‘MINATO-NO-HARU’Miniature, fragrant, single, deep pink flowers. Medium, upright, slightly loose growth habit. CELASTUS orbiculatus Oriental Bittersweet maliflora (species) A deciduous vine that puts on a wonderful fall display of orange and red fruit capsules.Small, semi-double to full double flowers of soft pink tinted and margined in rose-red. oleifera CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum Katsura TreeMedium-sized shrub with small, fragrant, single white flowers in early spring. December- A fast growing, deciduous tree to 30’-40’. Rounded, light green leaves tinged pink-red inMarch. spring. The leaves smell like cotton candy before falling. Requires part shade and moisture. pitardii (species) japonicum ‘PENDULUM’Single, small to medium, pinkish-white with red anthers. Medium, upright growth. A strongly weeping form with the same foliage habits as above. pitardii x fraterna (hybrid) ‘SNOW DROP’ CESTRUMMiniature form with single white flowers, edged in pink. Open, upright growth. aurianticum reticulata x saluensis (hybrid) 6-8’ shrub with long tubular flowers; deep orange-yellow in large panicles. ‘FRANCIE L.’ fasciculatumVery large, semi-double, rose-pink flowers with wavy petals. Vigorous, tall grower. 6-8’ shrub. Similar to C. elegans but larger in all its parts; purple-red flowers. sasanqua (species) ‘Newellii’ ‘BRIAR ROSE’ A seedling resembling C. elegans in habit. Large orange-red flowers.Soft clear pink; single. ‘CHANSONETTE’ (hiemalis)Large bright pink formal double flowers with frilled petals. CERCIS REDBUD Deciduous trees and shrubs with small but showy flowers. ‘HANA JIMAN’ Syn. ‘Hua Jiman’ canadensisLarge white semidouble flowers with pink edges. Fast open growth; good espalier. A round-headed, small-sized tree with horizontally-tiered branches. Heart-shaped, rich green ‘KANJIRO’ Syn. ‘Hiryu’. leaves. Rosy-pink flowers bloom along bare branches in spring. Seedling grown.Large semidouble flowers of rose pink shading to rose red at petal edges. Erect growth We also carry these grafted varieties:habit. ‘FLAME’ A form with a narrow, upright habit and large, pink flowers that are double (up salicifolia (species) to 20 petals per flower).A low, arching shrub with narrow, dark green foliage. Small, white, single flowers. ‘FOREST PANSY’ A distinctive form with deep purple foliage in spring, turning bronzy- green in summer. Magenta flowers. 97 98
  • 6. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSCERCIS (continued…) CLEMATIS (continued…) ‘OKLAHOMA’ A small tree to 15’, with glossy, leathery leaves and wine red flowers. Group A – Early spring flowering from last years growth. Prune immediately after flowering Sun and heat resistant. to insure the new growth ripens as long as possible. ‘RUBYE ATKINSON’ A form with shell-pink flowers. Group B – Mid-spring flowering on new growth. Prune in late February-March to produce a chinensis strong framework of branches with follow-up pinching & pruning done after flowering.A small tree to 15’-20’ with rosy-purple flowers on bare branches in spring. Thick-textured, Group C – Late flowering from new growth. Prune hard in late winter to just above last yearssun-tolerant foliage. The form ‘AVONDALE’ has deep, rosy-pink flowers. growth. mexicanaA small tree with leathery, glossy leaves and pink flowers in spring. Very heat resistant. ‘ALLANAH’ occidentalis 4”, vibrant red flowers with striking black-red anthers, blooming June-September. To 6’-7’. (B)A multi-stemmed shrub or small tree native to California. Brilliant magenta flowers in spring. alpina ‘BLUE’ reniformis ‘ALBA’ Small, 1 ½”, nodding, clear light blue flowers with white centers in May-June. Grows 6-8.Native to the Southwest. Medium-sized tree with white flowers in early spring. Heat tolerant. (A) ‘ANNA LOUISE’CHAENOMELES speciosa Flowering Quince ‘Evithree’. 5-6” violet flowers with a contrasting red red/purple bar and anthers. Blooms in ‘CAMEO’ late May-June and August-September. To 8-10’.A deciduous shrub with double peach-pink flowers in spring. Round, compact habit. ‘ARCTIC QUEEN’ ‘NIVALIS’ Fully double, 4”-6”, creamy white flowers with yellow anthers. Vigorous & free flowering,Tall. Large, pure white flowers. May-August. To 8’. Blooms on old & new growth. (A or B) ‘TOYO NISHIKI’ armandiiA deciduous shrub with flowers that are colored with varying shades of white, pink and red. Evergreen clematis. Fast-growing to 20-35 ‘. Glistening white 21/2” fragrant flowers in very early spring.CHIMONANTHUS nitens ‘BBG’ Evergreen Wintersweet ‘ASAO’Medium-sized, evergreen shrub with narrow, dark green foliage and small, bright yellow 4”-5” deep rosy-pink flowers with white center bar on each petal. Free flowering in springflowers in winter. Erect, arching growth to 8’. with attractive seed heads. To 8’-9’. (B) praecox Wintersweet ‘BARBARA JACKMAN’Upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with dark green leaves. Sweetly scented, waxy yellow 6”-8”, pale blue flowers with a deep red bar in the center of each petal. May, June, &flowers with a purple stain in the center, blooming late fall into winter. September. To 10’-12’. (B) praecox ‘LUTEUS’ ‘BEES JUBILEE’A form with pure buttercup-yellow flowers that bloom a bit later in winter. 7”, delicate pink with a carmine-red bar down the middle of each overlapping petal. Yellow anthers. May-June and August. Does not fade in sun. To 10’-14’. (B)CHIONANTHUS retusus Chinese Fringe Tree ‘BELLE OF WOKING’Deciduous large shrub or small tree with magnolia-like foliage and strap-like white flowers in Fully double, 4”-6” light blue pompon flowers. May-September. To 5’-6’. (B)the late spring into summer. ‘CARNABY’ Virginicus American Fringe Tree 6” white flowers with a rich red bar down the middle of each petal and dark anthers. June-Forms a larger shrub or tree than C. retusus with larger flower clusters that bloom earlier in September. To 8’-12’. (B)May. chrysocoma 2” white shaded pink flowers on old wood in spring; later flowers follow from new wood.CHRYSANTHEMUM maximum Shasta Daisy Grows to 6-8 ‘ or more. Can take shade. (A)A perennial producing white daisies with a yellow eye on 3’ stems. ‘COMTESSE DE BOUCHARD’ parthenium ‘AUREUM’ Golden Feverfew 6”, velvety rose-pink flowers in great numbers, July-September. Compact grower to 6’-8’. (C)Fern-like foliage, bright golden-yellow with small white flowers. Mounding habit to 2’. ‘DANIEL DERONDA’ 7”-8”, deep purple with lighter markings down the middle of each petal, June-September. ACHRYSOGONUM virginianum ‘GREEN & GOLD’ robust grower to 8’. (B)An evergreen, mat-forming perennial with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers spring to summer. ‘DAWN’Best in moist soil in part sun. Pearly-pink white, 4”-5” open flower on a compact, free-flowering plant in May, June & August. To 6’. (B)CLADRASTUS lutea ‘Rosea’ ‘Yellow Wood’ ‘DR. RUPPEL’A very handsome, medium-sized, deciduous tree that produces in June long, drooping, 6”-7”, pink, ruffled-edge petals with a deep red center bar in May, June and September. Towisteria-like panicales of fragrant flowers. Yellow fall color. 10’-12’. (B) ‘DUCHESS OF EDINBURGH’ Fully double, 4", white flowers with yellow anthers and a slight fragrance. Blooms May-June.CLEMATIS Deciduous climbers with showy flowers composed of 4-8 petals (or Height 6-8’. (B) x durandiisepals/tepals). They prefer their “tops” in mostly sun, with shaded roots in cool, moist, well- 4”-5”, rich indigo-blue, open bell-shaped flowers with white anthers, July-October. Non-drained soil. Many have attractive, silken seed-heads. Pruning time is based on flowering clinging habit to 4’-5’. Flowers from old wood as well. (A or C)time & growth habit, and applies only to more established vines. Newly planted clematis ‘EDWARD DESFOSSE’should be pruned to 2 or 3 buds in late February-March to promote vigorous new growth. A free flowering clematis of pale blue, 4” open flowers. Blooms May-June. To 6’. (B) 99 100
  • 7. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTS CLEMATIS (continued)CLEMATIS (continued) ‘LIBERATION’ ‘ERNEST MARKHAM’ ‘Evifive’. Large, 5-6 “ deep pink flowers with a broad cerise central bar and contrastingLarge, 6”, magenta-red flowers with gold anthers, June-September. Vigorous grower to 12’. yellow anthers. Blooms My-June and August-September. To 8’.Best with some sun. (B or C) ‘LILACINA FLORIBUNDA’ flammula Deep, 5”-6”, rich purple flowers. June, July & September. To 8’-10’. (B or C)Billowy, fragrant masses of small, white flowers with narrow petals in August-October. ‘LINCOLN STAR’Glossy-green foliage, evergreen in mild winters. To 15’-20’. (C) Brilliant raspberry pink 6-8” flowers with dark red anthers. Blooms May-June and August- florida ‘ALBA PLENA’ September. To 8-12’. (B)4”pure white sepals with white petal-like anthers. To 8’. June-September bloom. (B) macropetala ‘BLUE’ florida ‘SIEBOLDII’ 1”, semi-double, nodding, mauve-blue flowers in April-May. To 6-8. Free flowering. (A)3” creamy-white overlapping petals with deep pure boss of anthers. Anthers remain a week macropetala ‘MARKHAM’S PINK’or so after the petals drop. Blooms June-August. To 7’. (B) Semi-double, nodding, 1” pink flowers in April-May. To 6’-8’. Free flowering. (A) ‘GENERAL SIKORSKY’ ‘MADAME BARON VEILLARD’8”-10”, dark lavender flowers with tint of red on the petals and cream-colored anthers in June Very large, 7-8” bluish pink flowers. Vigorous grower, to 8-10’ Blooms June and September.& September. To 8’-12’. (B) (C) ‘GILLIAN BLADES’ ‘MADONNA’Flowers white with a faint mauve edge with pale stamens. 8-12’. (B) Large, 6”, blush white flowers with a clear white band in the middle of the petals. Yellow ‘GUERNSEY CREAM’ anthers with lavender tips. May-August. To 8’. (B)6”-7” creamy-white flowers with cream anthers, late April-June & August. Large, golden seed ‘MARIE BOISSELOT’heads. Compact habit to 8’. (B) Very large, 7”-8” pure white flowers with wide, overlapping petals, May – October. A strong ‘GYPSY QUEEN’ grower to 8’-12’. (B)6”, velvety plum-purple flowers with rounded petals, tapering at the base, July-September. A maximowicziana (see terniflora)vigorous grower to 12-15’. (C) montana Himalayan Clematis ‘HAGLEY HYBRID’ A vigorous, fast growing vine to 15’-25’ with a heavy bloom of fragrant, 2”-3” flowers in April-5”-6”, rich pink flowers with ruffled edges. Showy stamens of white & purple-red. Prolific May. Some scattered re-bloom in summer. (A) WE CARRY THESE VARIETIES:bloomer, June-September. To 8’. (B or C) ‘ALBA’ 3”, pure white flowers. Slightly fragrant. ‘HAKU OOKAN’ ‘ELIZABETH’ Lightly scented, 3”, soft pink flowers.7” starfish-shaped flowers of deep violet-purple with a large boss of white stamens, May, ‘GRANDIFLORA’ 3”, pure white flowers with wide petals. Lightly scented.June, & September. Early flowers tend to be semi-double. To 10’-12’. (B) ‘MARJORIE’ 2”, semi-double. Creamy pink petals with a darker bar in the middle. ‘HENRYI’ ‘MAYLEEN’ 2”, satin pink flowers with a strong fragrance. Bronze foliage.7”-8”, creamy-white flowers with overlapping, pointed petals and dark chocolate anthers. ‘RUBENS’ Fragrant, 3”, rosy-pink flowers. New growth purple.Blooms in May and September. Vigorous grower 12’-15’. (B) ‘TETRAROSE’ 3”, lilac-pink flowers with thicker petals. Fragrant. Bronze foliage. ‘H.F.YOUNG’ ‘WILSONII’ Masses of 2”, creamy-white, chocolate-scented flowers blooming in June.7”-8” true mid-blue flowers with overlapping petals and cream anthers. Very free flowering - ‘MRS. CHOLMONDELEY’May, June and September. To 8’-10’. (B) 7”-9”, light lavender-blue flowers with rounded, widely spaced petals having a network of hookeriana darker veins. Blooms May-October. Vigorous habit to 12’-16’. (B or C)2 ½”, star-like, fragrant, yellowish-green flowers with silky petals, May-June. To 9’. (B) ‘MRS. N. THOMPSON’ ‘HULDINE’ 5”-6”, violet-blue with a bright scarlet bar down the center of each petal. May-June, &4”, translucent pearl-white flowers that face upward with recurved petals, mauve-purple September. To 5’-7’. (B)underneath, darker in the middle. July-September. A free-flowering, vigorous grower to 10’- ‘MRS. P. B. TRUAX’15’. (C) 5”, light blue with cream anthers. The petals are spoon-shaped with a silky texture, blooming integrifolia May-June & September. To 6’-8’. (B)Herbaceous perennial to 3’ x 2’. Urn-shaped, 1 ½’ blue flowers in summer. Needs support. ‘MRS. ROBERT BRYDON’ X jackmanii Either a cultivar of heracleifolia or clone of x jouiniana. Sub-shrubby to 6’, needing good5-6” velvety dark purple flowers. Very profuse blooming in June-July, & September. To 8’-10’. support. Off-white flowers with a bluish tinge with prominent white stamens. Good cut(B or C) flower. (C) X jackmanii ‘SUPERBA’ ‘MULTIBLUE’Larger, rich velvet purple flowers with broader petals in June-July, & September. To 8’-10’. (B 4”, very double flowers with deep blue outer petals, and a large tuft of narrow inner petalsor C) shaded lighter, sometimes with white tips. Free flowering, May & September. Compact habit ‘JOSEPHINE’ to 8’. (B)Unique, 5”-6” flowers composed of large, outer petals pink with a darker bar; and numerous ‘NELLY MOSER’inner petals colored lilac with a pink bar. Blooms June-August. To 8’. (B) 5”-7”, rosy-pink flowers, shaded carmine-red in the center of each overlapping petal. Dark lanuginosa ‘CANDIDA’ maroon anthers Blooms May-June & September. Fades in too much sun. To 8-10. (B)7-9”, pure white flowers with yellow anthers. Numerous, layered petals give the look of a ‘NIOBE’semi-double flower. One of the best large whites. June, July & September. To 10’-12’. (B or 5”-6”, nearly black-red, opening to ruby-red; cupped and star-shaped, with contrasting creamC) stamens. Blooms June-September. To 8-12’. (B or C) ‘LASURSTERN’Large, 6”-8”, rich lavender-blue with white anthers and wavy petals, May-June & September. A prolific bloomer & a strong grower to 8’-12’. (B) 101 102
  • 8. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSCLEMATIS (continued) CLEMATIS (continued) orientalis viticella European ClematisThick-textured, 3”, lantern shaped, greenish-yellow flowers in late summer-fall. Grey-green, A vigorous grower with a heavy bloom of (usually) open bell-shaped, nodding flowers in July-ferny foliage is quite sun tolerant. To 10-15’. (C) September. To 10’-12’. Resistant to wilt. (C) paniculata (see terniflora) We carry these varieties: PERLE D’ AZUR ‘BETTY CORNING’ 2” light blue flowers with recurving tips. Some fragrance.5”, true-blue flower, semi-nodding with pale yellow anthers and reflexed petals. Free ‘ETOILE VIOLETTE’ A mass of 3"-4”, deep purple flowers with creamy yellow stamens.flowering, June-September. (B or C) ‘KERMESINA’ 2” bright red, open flowers. ‘PINK CHAMPAGNE’ ‘LITTLE NELL’ 2” white with broad, pale pink bands and green stamens.5”-6” rose-pink blooms. Free flowering, May-September. Compact habit to 6-8. (B) ‘POLISH SPIRIT’ 3” rich purple-blue, open flowers. ‘PINK FANTASY’ ‘PURPUREA PLENA ELEGANS’ 2 ½”, double, rose-purple flowers. Showy & long-lasting.4”-5” pale pink flowers with a darker pink bar and very attractive dark anthers. A good repeat ‘RUBRA’ Syn. Kermesina.bloomer, June-September. To 8’. (B) ‘VENOSA VIOLACEA’ 4”, open flowers, white with purple-red veins, shading to dark ‘PROTEUS’ purple around the petal. Green & purple anthers. Blooms earlier, and not as vigorous.Semi-double, 6”-8” deep mauve-pink blooms. Free flowering., May-September. Grows 8-12. ‘VYVYAN PENNELL’(B) 6”-7”, fully double, lavender-blue flowers in late spring and single, silver-violet flowers in ‘RAMONA’ summer. Strong, bushy growth to 8’. (B)6”-8” lavender-blue flowers with dark anthers in July, August, & September. Vigorous grower ‘WADA’S PRIMROSE’to 10-16. (B) 6” flowers are creamy-yellow to white with yellow anthers. Blooms May-July. To 8’. Thrives recta in warmer climates. (B)A herbaceous clematis with fragrant, tubular, 1” white flowers in mid-summer. To 3’-5’. (C) ‘WILL GOODWIN’ ‘ROYAL VELVET’ 6”-8” true blue flowers with large, overlapping petals and gold anthers, June-September. To4-5”, rich velvet purple flowers with red anthers in May-June and August-September. To 8’. 8’-12’. (B)(B) ‘ROYALTY’ CLERODENDROM5”-6”, double to semi-double, dark purple with striking yellow anthers, June-September. To bungeii Syn.: foetidum. Cashmere Bouquet8’. (B) A suckering , medium height shrub with rosy-red, fragrant flowers in August and September. ‘SNOW QUEEN’ trichotomum Harlequin Glory BowerLarge, 6”, white flowers May-August. To 8’-10’. Free flowering. (B) Deciduous, spreading, tree-like shrub. Very fragrant white flowers enclosed in maroon spooneri calyces. Blooms in late summer.Similar to C. montana but larger flowers, white with yellow centers. No scent. To 15’-20’. (A) stans CLETHRA alnifolia ‘PANICULATA’ SummersweetThis herbaceous, clump-forming clematis has small, narrow tubular flowers of pale blue with Deciduous, bushy shrub with oval, toothed, green leaves. Sweetly-scented spires of whitea white powdery coating in late summer. Delicately scented. To 2’-3’. (C) flowers. tangutica barbinervis Japanese SummersweetSmall, 1 ½”, thick-textured, lantern-shaped flowers of rich yellow, July-October. To 10-15’. Bushy, deciduous shrub with long racemes of fragrant, white flowers. Red and yellow fall(C) color and showy, peeling bark. terniflora (syn. maximowicziana or paniculata)Masses of sweetly fragrant, star-shaped, 1” white flowers in late summer into fall. Nearly COCCULUS laurifoliusevergreen with a silver stripe down the center of each leaf. Vigorous growth to 20’-30’. (C) Evergreen shrub or tree with shiny, leathery, oblong leaves up to 6 inches. Useful as a texensis ‘DUCHESS OF ALBANY’ background plant.2”-3”, clear pink, tulip-shaped flowers with heavy-textured petals, darker in the center. July-October. To 10’-15’. (C) CONRADINA verticillata texensis ‘GRAVETYE BEAUTY’ Low growing, evergreen creeping shrub with blue-purple flowers in spring. Part sun.2”-3”, bright red, tulip-shaped flowers with heavy-textured petals in July-October. To 8’-12’.(C) CORIARIA ruscifolia ‘THE PRESIDENT’ Shrub or small tree with attractive flower petals that become thick and fleshy, enclosing the7”, deep purple flowers, silver underneath, with purple anthers. Holds color well in the sun. seeds. Not very hardy.Continuous bloomer; May to September. To 8’-12’. (B) thibetana1 ½”, greenish-yellow, lantern-shaped flowers, July-September. Ferny, blue-green foliage is CORNUS DOGWOOD Shade-loving trees, shrubs, and one groundcover...quite sun-tolerant. To 10’. (C) alba ‘SIBIRICA’ ‘VERONICA’S CHOICE’ Deciduous, stoloniferous shrub to 6’-8’ with coral-red branches in winter. White flowers.Double, 5”-6”, pale lavender, streaked rosy-lilac with frilly petals. May, June, and September. alba ‘ELEGANTISSIMA’To 8’. (B) Deciduous, upright shrub, to 8’, with showy green and white leaves on red stems. Small, ‘VILLE DE LYON’ creamy-white, fragrant flowers in April-May.Large, carmine-red, darker at margins, with golden stamens. June-September. Vigorous alternifolia ‘ARGENTEA’growth to 10’-15’. (B or C) A slow-growing, deciduous bush with small, silver-variegated foliage on horizontally spreading branches. 103 104
  • 9. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSCORNUS DOGWOOD (continued…) CORNUS DOGWOOD (continued…) angustata nuttallii Pacific DogwoodEvergreen dogwood with glossy leaves and creamy-white bracts in late spring. A slow-growing, small to medium-sized, deciduous tree with large, white bracts in mid spring X ‘AURORA’ (kousa X florida) and sometimes again in fall. This California native also has excellent fall color.From Rutgers University, bloom time in between parents. White flowers. officinalisCORNUS DOGWOOD (continued) A small, deciduous tree with attractive peeling bark and clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers in canadensis late winter. Rich autumn coloring.A low-growing, deciduous groundcover. Leaves are a deep green that turn yellow in fall. X ‘STELLAR PINK’ (kousa x florida)White bracts May to June. Bright red fruit. From Rutgers University, bloom time in between parents. White flowers. capitata Evergreen DogwoodSemi-evergreen, spreading tree. Chartreuse-yellow bracts surrounding small white flowers CORREA backhousianaappear in early summer, followed by large, strawberry-like red fruits. Upright, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with hanging, greenish-yellow flowers in late ‘MOUNTAIN MOON’ Himalayan dogwood summer. Best in full sun.Vigorous evergreen dogwood tree with rich grey-green foliage and large sulfur yellow flowerbracts in early summer followed by red strawberry fruit that is edible. CORYLOPSIS pauciflora Buttercup Winter Hazel controversa ‘VARIEGATA’ A deciduous, bushy shrub with fragrant, nodding, primrose-yellow flowers in late winter onA slow-growing, small to medium-sized tree with creamy-white variegated foliage on layered bare branches. Lower growing with smaller foliage that C. spicata.branches. spicata Spike Winter Hazel X ‘EDDIES WHITE WONDER’ (florida X nuttallii) A medium-sized, layered, deciduous shrub with fragrant, bright yellow, drooping flowerA small tree of compact, upright habit. Large, white bracts in spring. Brilliant autumn color. clusters in late winter on bare branches. Blooms after C. pauciflora. florida Eastern DogwoodA medium-sized, spreading, deciduous tree. The rounded, pink or white flower bracts open in CORYLUS Filbertmid-spring. Rich, red and purple fall color. Seedling grown trees from our garden. avellana contorta Harry Lauder’s walking stick Deciduous shrub to 10’ with wonderfully twisted and gnarled branches and twigs. We also carry these grafted varieties: maxima ‘ROTE ZELLER’ Red-leafed Filbert ‘AUTUMN GOLD’ Yellowish-orange stems and white flowers. Beautiful gold fall color. An upright, clump-forming, deciduous shrub with dark purple-red leaves in spring, turning ‘CHEROKEE BRAVE’ Rosy-red bracts and good fall color. bronzy-green in summer. Best with a little shade in hot areas. ‘CHEROKEE CHIEF’ A compact grower with dark, rosy-red flower bracts in spring. ‘CHEROKEE DAYBREAK’ Compact habit with variegated foliage, having a broad COTINUS coggygria Green-leaf Smoke Tree creamy-white margin shading to tones of salmon-pink and rosy-purple in fall. Large, Deciduous bushy shrub with oval, light green leaves that become yellow or red in autumn. white blooms. Fawn-colored, plume-like inflorescence floats above the plant like smoke. Best in full sun ‘CHEROKEE SUNSET’ A bushy tree with green leaves with lemon-yellow margins. coggygria ‘PURPUREA’ Purple-Leaf Smoke Tree Striking purplish-red blooms. Brilliant rose-pink, red and purple fall colors. A form with purple-red foliage and purple, plume-like flowers in summer. ‘CLOUD NINE’ Large, showy, white bracts. Free flowering even when young. A tough and adaptable tree that is sun and heat tolerant. CRINODENDRON patagua Lily-of-the-Valley Tree ‘PENDULA’ A small, upright tree with weeping branches. Large, white flower bracts A medium-sized, evergreen tree with nodding white flowers in June-July and sometimes in ‘PURPLE GLORY’ Small upright tree, to 12’, with dark purplish bronze foliage. October, followed by orange seed pods. Full sun and moist soil is best. ‘RUBRA’ A small, bushy, deciduous tree with rosy-red bracts and good fall color. ‘SPRING SONG’ A bushy form with rosy-pink bracts and new foliage colored red. CYCLAMEN hederifolium (SYN: neapolitanum) ‘STOKES PINK’ Vigorous grower with clear pink flowers. Deep red & purple fall color. A very hardy cyclamen of rose-pink or white flowers on 3-4” stems, late summer-early fall. kousa Asian Dogwood Large, light green foliage, marbled with silver-white above and colored purple underneath.A medium-sized, vase-shaped, deciduous tree. The large, creamy-white flower bracts usuallyopen 2-3 weeks later than C. florida. Rich, scarlet-red fall color. Large, red, strawberry-like DABOECIA cantabrica Irish Heathfruits. The Chinese form - var. chinensis has larger, white bracts and is also seedling grown. Delightful fuchsia-red, bell-shaped flowers hang from the branches of this evergreen groundcover over a long summer period.We also carry these grafted varieties: ‘GOLD CUP’ Slow-growing, shrubby tree to 15’. Foliage is green with distinct yellow centers. DACRIDIUM cupressinum Rimu ‘MILKY WAY’ A profuse bloomer with large, pure white bracts. Semi-tender conifer that can reach 100 feet. Pendulous drooping branchlets; juvenile foliage ‘MOONBEAM’ Large, 6” creamy-white bracts. is awl-shaped and overlapping. ‘NATIONAL’ Early bloom of large, creamy-white flowers. Scarlet-red fall color. ‘RADIANT ROSE’ Pink bracts. Red pigment in the leaves and branches. Red fall color. ‘SATOMI’ Bright rose-red bracts with a lighter center. Excellent fall color. DAPHNE ‘SILVER SPLASH’ White with light pink at the tips of the bracts. acutiloba ‘Longiflolia’ ‘SPECIOSA’ Large, white flower bracts. Evergeen shrub, 3-6 feet high. Summer blooming white flowers, followed by large red fruit. ‘SUMMER MAJESTY’ A fast-growing, vigorous, upright form with white blooms. No fragrance. ‘SUMMER STARS’ Large green foliage that changes to maroon in autumn. Very late, arbuscula small, creamy-white bracts bloom in summer. A dwarf, rounded evergreen shrublet with narrow, crowded foliage. Fragrant, rose-pink ‘WEAVERS WEEPING’ A small, erect tree with cascading branches and white flower flowers in spring. bracts. A heavy bloomer. 105 106
  • 10. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSDAPHNE (continued…) DICHROA febrifuga bholua Semi-evergreen hydrangea relative growing to 3’-6’ with blue-white flowers.Semi-evergreen shrub to 6 with fragrant clusters of white and pink flowers, DIGITALIS purpurea Common Foxgloveopening from reddish buds in late winter. Biennial. 3’-4’ tall flower spikes ranging from white to pink tones. Will naturalize in disturbed X burkwoodii (caucasica x cneorum) areas.An evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub to 4’ with a dense, compact habit. The fragrant flower lutea Yellow Foxgloveclusters appear throughout the year with the heaviest bloom in late spring. Quite sun tolerant Clumping perennial with 2’-3’ tall spikes of narrowly tubular, creamy yellow flowers inin well-drained, moist soil. WE CARRY: summer. ‘CAROL MACKIE’ Yellow-edged foliage and fragrant, blush pink flowers. ‘LANARTH’ A form with fragrant white flowers DISANTHUS cercidifolius ‘SOMERSET’ Dense clusters of very fragrant white flowers blushed pink. A medium-sized, rounded, deciduous, shrub. Redbud-like foliage turns a rich burgundy in the ‘VARIEGATA’ Leaves edged in creamy-yellow. Fragrant white flowers. autumn. Small, dark red flowers that look like pairs of back to back spiders bloom in autumn. cneorum ‘RUBY GLOW’A low-growing, mounded, evergreen shrub with dark pink, fragrant flowers in late April-May. DISTYLIUM racemosum ‘10833.BBG’ cneorum ‘VARIEGATA’ Slow-growing evergreen shrub, that can reach tree size in the wild. Has petal-less flowersDark pink, fragrant flowers in late April-May and cream margined leaves. with red stamens in the spring. collinaA small, compact, evergreen shrub with dark green, rounded leaves and fragrant, rose- DODECATHEON meadia Shooting Starpurple flowers in spring. Deciduous, clump-forming perennial with pale pink flowers in early spring. Dormant by genkwa summer.An small, upright, deciduous shrub with jewel-like, lilac-blue flowers on bare branches inearly spring. No fragrance. DRIMYS lanceolata Mountain Pepper odora Evergreen, upright shrub with deep red shoots and oblong dark green leaves. Clusters ofA dense, evergreen shrub to 4’ x 6’ with very fragrant flower clusters in late winter into early star-shaped white flowers bloom mid to late spring.spring. Do not overwater in the summer months as this can lead to root-rot. WE CARRY: winteri Winter Bark ‘ALBA’ Pure white flower clusters. A tall, evergreen shrub with large, leathery leaves with white undersides. The fragrant ‘LEUCANTHE’ A vigorous form with flowers of white blushed pink outside. flowers of ivory white open in May. ‘MARGINATA Foliage edged in creamy yellow. White flowers, blushed pink outside. ‘RUBRA’ Deep pink flower clusters. EDGEWORTHIA chrysantha GOLD RUSH retusa Deciduous, tropical-looking shrub to 6. Fragrant clusters of yellow flowers open in lateA low, mounding dwarf evergreen shrub related closely to D. tangutica with fragrant deep winter before foliage appears. Used for making paper in China.rose-purple flowers in late spring. Part sun with good drainage. tangutica EMBOTHRIUM coccineum Chilean Fire BushA small, compact, evergreen shrub with fragrant, white flowers tinged purple in early spring A tall, slender, evergreen shrub with brilliant orange-scarlet flowers that bloom from May toand summer. early June.DAVIDIA involucrata Dove Tree EMMENOPTERYS henryiA large, upright, deciduous tree with a rounded crown. In spring, the large white flower Medium-sized, deciduous tree with attractive bronze-red new growth that matures to darkbracts look like white doves resting among the green leaves. Seedling grown. green. The summer blooming flower heads are quite large, surrounded by even larger white involucrata SONOMA (Syn S.H.N.) petals.These are grafts, taken from our 70 year old tree (SONOMA COUNTY HERITAGE TREE #20).These will bloom at a much younger age than the seedlings. E NKIANTHUS Deciduous, bushy shrubs with an upright and spreading habit. ClustersDEUTZIA of bell-shaped flowers in late spring into summer with excellent fall color of red, orange, and crenata yellow. Best in part sun with moist, acidic soil. WE CARRY:Deciduous shrub to 10 feet with white flowers in late spring. Deep purple-red fall foliage. campanulatus X ‘NIKKO’ Creamy-yellow flowers with red veins.A deciduous, low-growing shrub with narrow, pointed leaves and white flowers in early campanulatus ‘RED BELLS’spring. Red flowers with darker red veins. x ‘PINK-A-BOO’ campanulatus ‘RUBRUM’Deciduous, arching shrub to 6’. Its profuse, five-petaled, pink flowers with a lighter center Red, bell-shaped flowers.bloom in June. deflexus Deciduous, spreading shrub with small creamy-yellow, bell-shaped flowers with darker redDICENTRA formosa Western Bleeding Heart veins.Native to moist woods along Pacific Coast. 10” stalks with pendulous, deep rose, heart-shaped flowers in spring-early summer. 107 108
  • 11. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSEPIMEDIUM rubrum EURYADense clumps of green, spiny-edged foliage, veined with red. Dainty, 1” red and yellow emarginataflowers in late spring. Slow growing evergreen shrub to 6’. Elegant dark green foliage. versicolor ‘SULPHUREUM’ japonica ‘WINTER WINE’A low-growing form with spurred, yellow flowers in late spring and red fall color. A medium-sized, evergreen shrub with dark green foliage, tinted purple-red in winter months. youngianum Small, wine-colored flowers develop in early spring.A profuse bloomer with pure white flowers in late spring. EXOCHORDA giraldii Pearl bush Large deciduous shrub that can be pruned into a small tree. Loose spikelike clusters ofERICA HEATH Low-growing, evergreen shrubs; related to rhododendron, with clusters white flowers, u p to 2” in size. Spring blooming.of bell or urn-shaped flowers. Moist, well-draining soil in part sun.We carry these varieties: FAGUS sylvatica European Beech carnea ‘KING GEORGE’ ‘TRICOLOR’Rose-red flowers cover the plant in early spring. Dark orange foliage in winter. Green leaves marked white and edged pink. Slow growth. Needs protection from hot sun carnea ‘PINK GLOW’ and dry wind.A vigorous grower with shell pink flowers in early spring. carnea ‘PINK SPANGLES’Larger, bicolor flowers with lilac sepals surrounding deep pink bells in early spring. To 8”high. FERNS carnea ‘SPRINGWOOD PINK’ ADIANTUM capilus-veneris Southern Maidenhair FernVery heavy blooming with clear pink flowers in early spring. To 8” high. Deciduous. To 1 1/2’ tall. Needs shade, organic soil and steady moisture. cinerea ‘PURPLE BEAUTY’ ADIANTUM hispidulum Rosy Maidenhair FernA vigorous, low and spreading heath with large, purple flowers in summer-fall. Deciduous. To 14”. Shiny-green fronds flushed bronzy-red. cinerea ‘VELVET KNIGHT’ ADIANTUM pedatum Five-Finger FernVery dark purple flowers, almost black in bud, blooming in summer-fall. Semi-evergreen. To 2’ with a stout, creeping rootstock. Its dainty, divided fronds are lusitanica Portuguese Heath produced on glossy black stems.A tall, tree-like heath to 8’-10’ with pink flower buds opening to white in late winter. ARACHNIODES simplicior ‘VARIEGATED’ East Indian Holly Fern X stuartii ‘IRISH LEMON’ Evergreen. To 1’-2’ tall. Glossy-green fronds with a yellow band up the middle.New foliage has lemon-colored tips. Bright pink flowers in early spring. To 6” high. ATHYRIUM filix-femina Lady Fern tetralix ‘PINK STAR’ Deciduous. To 3’. Succulent, fast-growing, lime-green fronds with reddish stems.A low and spreading heath with blue-green foliage and pink flowers in June-September. ATHYRIUM nipponicum ‘PICTUM’ Painted Fern Deciduous. To 10”. Purple-tinged, grayish-green fronds arise from a reddish rootstock.ESCALLONIA x exoniensis ‘Fradesi’ BLECHNUM pennemarina ‘CRISTATA’Evergreen shrub to 5-6 ‘ high and wide. Glossy green leaves and pink to rose flowers. A low-growing, evergreen fern with very narrow foliage. Needs good drainage and moist soil. BLECHNUM spicant Deer FernEUCRYPHIA Small-sized, evergreen, columnar trees with showy blooms in mid-summer. Native, evergreen fern with narrow, spreading, sterile fronds to 1’-2’ tall and upright, fertile cordifolia Ulmo fronds to 3’. Prefers a shady situation in acidic soil.Wavy-edged foliage with white flowers. Native to Chile. DRYOPTERIS carthusiana Narrow Buckler Fern glutinosa Deciduous. To 1’-2’. Yellowish-green fronds.A Chilean species with white flowers. Sometimes deciduous with showy autumn color tones. DRYOPTERIS erythrosora Autumn Fern ‘FLORE PLENA’ Evergreen. To 12-18”. Fronds are a coppery color when young, turning red in cold climates.Double-flowered form. Easy to grow. Deep shade to partial sun. lucida ‘PINK CLOUD’ MATTEUCCIA struthiopteris Ostrich FernFragrant, pendulous, pale pink flowers, shading to white and red. Native to NW Tasmania. Deciduous. To 3’. Vigorous fern with large fronds. Requires acidic, loamy soil. X nymansensis ‘MT. USHER’ (cordifolia x glutinosa) ONOCLEA sensibilis Sensitive FernLeathery, glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of large, fragrant, white flowers; both single Deciduous. To 18” tall. Takes sun if kept moist.and double. A hybrid from Ireland. OSMUNDA cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Deciduous. To 3’ tall. Cinnamon brown fronds age to bluish-green. Needs shade, rich,EUONYMUS alatus ‘MONSTROSUS’ Giant-Winged Burning Bush organic soil and steady moisture.Slow-growing deciduous shrub with very large corky ridges along the branches. Very bright OSMUNDA regalis Royal Fernred and orange fall color. Deciduous fern to 3’-5’ with orange-brown fronds that unfold like flowers. Adaptable to wet fortunei ‘KEWENSIS’ soils.Dainty, tiny-leafed groundcover forming a spreading, evergreen mat. POLYSTICHUM munitum Western Sword Fern fortunei ‘VARIEGATA’ Native, semi-evergreen fern to 3’-4’. Leathery, lance-shaped, dark green fronds. Hardy.A trailing, semi-evergreen shrub with creamy-yellow variegations, blushed red in winter. POLYSTICHUM polyblepharum Japanese Tassel Fern japonicus ‘ROKUJO’ An attractive evergreen fern, to 2’-3’ with glossy, lime-green fronds; aging to dark green.Dwarf, mounded, evergreen shrub with tiny leaves colored reddish-green. Slow-growing. Hardy to cold. POLYSTICHUM profusium An evergreen fern to 2’ with finely-cut, soft-textured fronds. Hardy to cold. 109 110
  • 12. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSFERNS (continued…) POLYSTICHUM seriferum Alaska Fern GAULTHERIA Dense, low, evergreen shrubs; best in moist, well-drained soils.An evergreen fern to 3’ with finely-cut, soft-textured fronds. Hardy to cold. antipoda POLYSTICHUM tsus-simense Korean Rock Fern A prostrate shrub with white flowers in spring, followed by white fruits. Takes sun or shade.Evergreen fern to 18” with a compact, clumping habit. New fronds blushed purple. forrestii RUMOHRA adiantiformis Leathery Shield Fern Spreading Chinese shrub having conspicuous white, waxy, fragrant flowers followed by blueA deciduous fern with glossy foliage. Best in moist, well-draining sites. fruits. WOODSIA obtusa Blunt-lobed Woodsia griffithianumA deciduous, low-growing fern for a moist, well-draining spot. hispida WOODWARDIA fimbrata Giant Chain Fern Small alpine shrub with pointed leaves and hairy stems. Flower and fruits are white.A semi-evergreen, native fern with large, lime-green, arching fronds to 5’ or more. Likes miqelianaplenty of moisture. A very attractive dwarf shrub with white flowers in spring and red, pea-like fruits in fall. nummularoides ‘MINOR’FIRMIANA simplex Chinese Parasol Tree A tidy, creeping Himalayan shrub with tiny, rounded leaves. Egg-shaped, pinkish whiteA tall growing deciduous tree with large, lobed leaves and small yellow flowers. flowers bloom in late spring. procumbens Checker BerryFORSYTHIA suspensa ‘FORTUNEI’ Creeping shrub with dark green leaves. Bright red fruits and scarlet fall color.A deciduous shrub with long, arching branches covered with bright yellow flowers in late schultesiiwinter. semi-infera suspensa ‘PROSTRATA’ Dwarf shrub with white flowers, occasionally blush pink, followed by dark blue berries.A low-growing forsythia with 6” arching canes. Bright yellow flowers in late winter into early wilsoniispring. Deeply veined, oval leaves. suspensa ‘TETRAGOLD’ yunnanensisDeciduous, arching shrub to 5’ with larger, bright yellow flowers in late winter into spring. Loosely branching, rather pendulous shrub to 5’. Flowers greenish-white with brown markings in late spring with black fruit.FOTHERGILLA gardenii ‘JANET PLATT’A small, deciduous shrub with showy, fragrant flowers composed of clusters of white GENISTA pilosa ‘VANCOUVER GOLD’stamens in April and May. ‘MT. AIRY’ is a more erect, larger-growing form. Both have A very low-growing, mat-forming deciduous shrub with golden-yellow flowers in spring.excellent fall color tones. GERANIUM ‘JOHNSON’S BLUE’FRAGARIA alpina Alpine Strawberry Evergreen perennial with cut foliage and lavender-blue flowers in summer.An evergreen perennial producing small but very sweet strawberries. GINKGO biloba ‘CHI-CHI’FRANCOA appendiculata A male selection of this deciduous conifer with prominent “breasts” on the branches andClump-forming perennial with erect stems of pink flowers in spring-summer. Full to part sun. trunk on older trees. Bright yellow fall color.FRANKLINIA alatamaha GRISELINIA racemosaA deciduous, upright tree to 15’. Single, camellia-like, white flowers with yellow stamens in Evergreen, suckering shrub to 3’ with purple flowers in late spring, followed by black fruit.late summer to early autumn and bright red fall color. Adapts to dry, shaded areas.FUCHSIA GUNNERA chilensis magellanica ‘ALPINA’ A robust, clump forming perennial with huge leaves up to 8’ wide. In early summer, itA low growing, mounding evergreen shrub with small leaves and red and purple flowers. produces a large cone of tiny reddish-green flowers. Very primitive-looking plant. minutiflora monoicaMexican native shrub with very small foliage and tubular rose-pink flowers. A dwarf gunnera that spread by stolons to form a neat mat in peaty, moist soils. thymifolia prorepensA hardy fuchsia with small leaves and very small reddish-pink flowers. The form ‘ALBA’ has From New Zealand. A groundcover with small, round leaves. The miniature flower spikessmall, white flowers with purple-black berries. turn a bright red fruit in autumn.GARDENIA jasminoides ‘KLEIMS HARDY’ HALESIA carolina SilverbellA slow-growing, low evergreen shrub with very fragrant, creamy-white flowers. Cold hardy. A deciduous, spreading tree with masses of white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers hanging from bare shoots in late spring. Oval, green leaves.X GAULNETTYA ‘WISLEY PEARL’ monticola Mountain Snowdrop TreeAn unusual hybrid between GAULTHERIA and PERNETTYA, forming a small shrub with A small, spreading, deciduous tree with masses of bell-shaped, white flowers blooming indeep green leaves. Pearly-white flowers in spring and dark red fruits during the fall. late spring before the leaves, followed by 4-winged fruit. HAMAMELIS mollis Chinese with hazel Slow growing deciduous shrub to 10’. Sweetly fragrant yellow flowers on bare stems in winter with good yellow fall foliage. Slow to drop dead leaves. 111 112
  • 13. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTS Hosta (continued…)HEBE fortunei ‘HYACINTHINA’ X andersonii ‘VARIEGATA’ Medium-large. Mounds of blue-grey foliage. Very fragrant lavender flowers.Vigorous evergreen shrub with white based flowers with violet tips in late summer. White fortunei ‘MARGINATA ALBA’edged leaves. Medium. Thin-textured, dark green leaves with irregular white margins. Violet flowers. ochracea ‘FRANCEE’A dwarf, densely branched shrub with old gold colored leaves. Summer flowering. Medium. Dark green, rounded leaves with thin white edges. Lavender flowers. pimeleoides ‘GOLD STANDARD’A prostrate, evergreen shrub with wiry, purple stems and tiny, grey leaves. Small, lavender Medium-large. Light green, heart-shaped leaves with a green border in spring, maturing toflowers in summer. Best in part sun with good drainage. creamy yellow. Lavender flowers. ‘GOLDEN TIARA’ Small. Light green, heart-shaped leaves with a golden border. White and purple-streakedH ELLEBORUS Hellebore Tough, evergreen, clumping perennials that adapt to dry, flowers.shady areas. ‘GROUND MASTER’ argutifolius Corsican Hellebore Medium. Green leaves with undulating creamy-white margins. Lavender flowers.Pale blue-green, toothed foliage to 2’. Greenish-yellow flowers bloom in late fall-early spring. ‘HONEY BELLS’Takes more sun than other hellebores. Large. Light green leaves with fragrant, creamy white flowers. foetidus ‘JESTER’Deeply divided, dark green leaves. Bell-shaped, pale green flowers with a rosy-purple rim in Large. Blue-green leaves with yellow edges in spring. Lavender flowers.spring. ‘KROSSA REGAL’ niger Christmas Rose Very large. Blue-green leaves form a vase-shaped clump. Lavender flowers on tall spikes (to 7’).Dark green foliage to 1 ½’ tall, blooming December to April with white flowers that age to sieboldianapurple. Very large. Round, puckered, blue-green leaves. White flowers. orientalis Lenten Rose sieboldiana ‘ELEGANS’Glossy-green foliage to 1’ with white to rosy-green flowers, some speckled. Blooms late fall Very large. Round, puckered, blue-green leaves. White flowers on short stems.into early spring. Resembles H. niger but is easier to transplant. sieboldiana ‘FRANCES WILLIAMS’ ‘WHITE MAGIC’ Very large. Blue-green, puckered leaves with a golden border. White flowers.Dark green foliage with pure white flowers in early spring. sieboldiana ‘LOVE PAT’ Medium-large. Very blue and heavily-puckered leaves. White flowers.HEPTACODIUM miconioides Seven-Sons Shrub ‘SUGAR AND CREAM’Vigorous and upright deciduous shrub 12’-20’ with peeling bark and pinkish-white flowers, Large. Wavy, light green leaves edged in white. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers. The mostslightly fragrant in summer. Prefers part shade and moist soil. fragrant variegated form available. ‘SUM AND SUBSTANCE’HETEROCENTRON elegans Spanish Shawl Very large. Huge, thick-textured, glossy-gold leaves. Light lavender flowers.Evergreen, mat-forming perennial with tiny foliage and bright violet-purple flowers in summer. undulata ‘ALBO MARGINATA’ Medium-large. Round-tipped, green leaves each with a pale cream margin that continues asHIBISCUS syriacus Rose of Sharon a narrow line down the leaf stalk. Violet flowers.Deciuous shrub or small tree. Summer heat loving and easy to grow. Blooms mid to late ‘VANILLA CREAM’summer. Small. Flat-growing, creamy-gold foliage with purple flowers. ventricosa ‘STEARN’ Very large. Pointed, shiny-green leaves. Lavender flowers. ‘WIDE BRIM’ Medium. Dark green foliage with wide, creamy-white borders. Pale lavender flowers.HOSTA Plantain Lily Deciduous, clump-forming perennials for shaded, moist areas.Trumpet-shaped flowers carried on narrow stalks in summer. HYACINTHOIDES hispanica Spanish Bluebell HEIGHT - Small: to 10” / Medium: to 15” / Medium-Large: to 22” / Large: to 30” / Very large: 30”+ Clump-forming, spring-flowering bulb with strap-shaped, glossy foliage and a loose spike of ‘AUGUST MOON’ nodding, bell-shaped, sky-blue flowers.Medium-large. Crinkled yellow leaves that hold color all season. Pale greenish-mauveflowers. ‘BLUE BOY’ HYDRANGEASmall. Bluish-green leaves that hold their color all season. Creamy white flowers. arborescens ‘ANNABELLE’ elata ‘RBG’ A deciduous shrub to 4’ with huge, rounded white flowers in summer.Very large. Dark green, wavy foliage with an upright habit. Pale purple flowers with yellow asperaanthers. Deciduous, upright shrub to 6’-8’ with large, felty leaves. Blue-violet flowers with white outer ‘EMERALD TIARA’ petals.Small. Yellow leaves with a green border. White and purple-streaked flowers. macrophylla A large group of deciduous shrubs with showy, long-lasting flowers. fortunei ‘ALBO MARGINATA’ Hortensias (or “mop-heads”) have large, rounded flowers consisting of sterile flowers.Medium-large. Tapered, green leaves with irregular creamy-yellow edges. Light lavender flowers. Lacecaps have flattened clusters of small, fertile flowers surrounded by large, sterile flowers. 113 114
  • 14. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSHydrangea (continued…) ILEX (continued) Use lime or superphosphate for the pink or red-colored forms, and aluminum sulfate for DWARF PAGODAthe blue-flowering kinds. We carry these varieties: An extremely dwarf plant with tiny dark green leaves and an irregular branching habit. ‘AYESHA’ A hortensia with unusual, cup-shaped petals of silvery-pink. Slightly fragrant. ‘PICCOLO’ ‘BLUE ALTISSIMA’ A hortensia with very showy blue flowers. A miniature evergreen shrub with small, rounded leaves slowly forming a dense cushion. ‘BLUE BILLOWS’ Compact variety from the Korean mountains. Steel-blue lacecap flowers. ‘BLUE DANUBE’ A large hortensia with clusters of metallic-blue flowers. ILLICIUM floridianum ‘ALBA’ Florida Anise ‘BLUE WAVE’ A lacecap with blue flowers in the middle, fading to lavender-pink at the edges. Evergreen, bushy shrub to 6’ with aromatic foliage and star-shaped, white flowers in late ‘GLOWING EMBERS’ A hortensia with large, showy carmine-red flowers. spring. ‘LANARTH WHITE’ 5” shining white petals surround pinkish-blue center flowers. Compact. ‘LEMON WAVE’ (Syn. Quadricolor) A lacecap with yellow markings on the leaves. INDIGOFERA kirilowii ‘MERRIT’S PRIDE’ Very showy, carmine-red, globe-shaped flowers. An upright, dense, evergreen shrub to 4’ with clusters of rose-colored flowers in summer. ‘NIKKO BLUE’ A hortensia variety with showy blue flowers. ‘PIA’ A slow-growing dwarf hortensia with purplish-red flowers. ‘PIETA’ A hortensia with large, pink flowers. IRIS The forms we carry are best suited for moist to wet sites in full to part sun.. ‘SISTER TERESA’ A hortensia with large, slightly flattened white flowers. ‘BUTTER & SUGAR’ ‘SUNSET’ A hortensia with pink flowers edged with white. Bright yellow falls and white standards on 30” tall stalks. TRICOLOR A compact variety with variegated leaves of green, grey, and pale chrysographes yellow. Flowers are blue to white lacecaps. Deep red-purple or purple-black flowers in late spring-early summer. ‘WHITE’ A lacecap with large, white flowers. clarkei paniculata ‘GRANDIFLORA’ Beardless iris to 2’ with blue to reddish-purple flowers in spring.One of the showiest of hardy hydrangeas. Large, white flowers turning pink in mid-summer. cristata Crested Iris paniculata ‘UNIQUE’ Flowers pale blue with a yellow cast in April-May. Great as a groundcover in a woodlandEnormous creamy white flower heads broad at base and bluntly rounded at tip. Responds setting. Full to part shade.well to pruning for smaller spaces. ensata Japanese Iris paniculata ‘TARDIVA’ Stems to 4’ bear several flat, velvety, single or double flowers in June-July. Colors are white,Later blooming version of grandiflora. pink, rose, red and several shades of blue and purple. Several cultivars available. peruviana X serratafolia foetidissimaEvergreen climbing vine to 12’ or more with small, white flowers in summer. Evergreen, beardless iris. Flowers are yellow tinged dull purple, occasionally pure yellow. petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea Orange-red seed pods. A tough and adaptable foliage plant for shaded areas.Deciduous climbing vine capable of reaching 20’-40’. Small, white lacecaps in June. forrestii quercifolia Oak-Leaf Hydrangea Unbranched stems to 2’ tall produce fragrant yellow flowers in spring.Deciduous shrub to 6-8’. White, cone-shaped flowers. Red fall color. We also carry: missouriensis ‘PEE-WEE’ A dwarf form, growing to 3’x3’. Flowers in shades of blue, lavender, and sometimes white on 30” tall stalks. ‘SNOW QUEEN’ A select form with large, white flowers. pallida ‘ALBO-VARIEGATA’ seemanii Lavender-blue flowers with a golden beard. White-edged, blue-green foliage.Evergreen climber from Chile. Glossy green leaves with reddish stems. Small greenish pseudacorus Yellow Flagflowers. Robust beardless iris. Golden-yellow flowers veined with brown or violet. Broad, ridged, serrata ‘BLUE BIRD’ (syn: serrata f. acuminata) greyish-green foliage. Good on the edge of a pond.A compact-growing shrub to 3’ with rounded, lacecap flowers in blue or pink. setosa serrata ‘PREZIOSA’ A bearded iris that is variable in stature. Deep blue to purple-blue flowers from late spring toHas round clusters of white flowers that age to pink, mauve, or blue. Prune after bloom. early summer. sibericaIBERIS sempervirens ‘SAYANA’ Dwarf Candytuft Flowers shaped like Dutch irises appear on 2’-3’ stems as mid-season bearded irises fade.Low, evergreen groundcover. White flowers bloom in late spring. Colors include pale to deep blue, purple, purple-red and white. Several cultivars available. versicolorIDESIA polycarpa Iigiri Tree 3” blue flowers suffused with yellow and purple.Medium-sized, deciduous tree with large, heart-shaped leaves. Small, yellow, fragrantflowers followed by bright red berries. ITEA virginalis ‘SATURNALIA’ Hollyleaf Sweetspire KENTUCKY FRY’ A self fertile variety. Evergreen shrub or small tree, 6’-12’ high. Long, drooping clusters of slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in fall. Best with part shade and moist soil.ILEX Holly aquifolium English Holly ‘Pendula’ JASMINUM humile ’REVOLUTUM’An elegant, free-fruiting, small tree forming a dense moj d of weeping ítems thickly clothed Evergreen, bushy shrub to 6’-8’ with fragrant, tubular, bright yellow flowers spring to fall.with dark green spiny leaves. Female. mesnyi crenata Dwarf Holly Semi-evergreen, fountain-shaped shrub to 3’-6’ with fragrant, semi-double, bright yellow ‘CONVEXA’ flowers in spring.A free-fruiting kow, bushy shrub, with glossy bullate or convex leaves. A superb low hedge. 115 116
  • 15. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSJASMINUM (continued) LARIX decidua European Larch nudiflorum A fast-growing, deciduous conifer to 30’-50’. Pyramidical-shaped with horizontal branchesDeciduous, arching and spreading shrub to 3’-6’ with fragrant, bright yellow flowers on bare and drooping branchlets. The short needles, pale green in spring and orange-yellow in fall,branches in winter-early spring. contrast with the bright purple-red cones. parkeri decidua PENDULAA dwarf, mounding, evergreen shrub producing a mass of small yellow flowers in early A deciduous conifer with a strongly weeping habit.summer. kaempferi Japanese Larch Deciduous conifer with soft, bluish-green needles turning golden-yellow in fall. Fast to 40’ orJOVELLANA punctata more. The form BLUE RABBIT has more glaucous blue-green needles.A tender 4 foot shrub with pale violet, purple spotted pouch-like flowers. LEIOPHYLLUM buxifolium Dense, mounding, evergreen shrub to 1’ with tiny, shiny leaves and small, star-shaped, whiteKALMIA latifolia Mountain Laurel flowers opening from pink buds in late spring. Part sun and moist, well-drained, acidic soil.Slow-growing, tidy, evergreen shrubs to 6’ with glossy, leathery leaves and showy clusters ofsmall, waxy-looking flowers in late spring. An Eastern U.S. native, related to rhododendron LEUCOTHOEand needing the same type of cultivation. WE CARRY: fontanesiana ‘CAROUSEL’ Lavender buds open to purple-cinnamon-banded flowers. A dense, spreading evergreen shrub with leathery, dark green foliage, blushed red in spring ‘ELF’ Pink in bud, fading to near white on a compact, small-leafed plant. and winter. Small white flower clusters line the branches in spring. Good for a shady spot. ‘FRECKLES’ Purple-cinnamon spots ring the edge of the flowers. ‘RAINBOW’ Foliage splashed with cream and yellow. ‘HEARTS DESIRE’ Cinnamon-red flowers with white edges. New growth purple-red. ‘ROLLISONII’ A selection with narrower leaves. ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’ Bright cinnamon-red with a white center and white edges ‘SCARLETTA’ Foliage colored burgundy-red in fall and winter. ‘LITTLE LINDA’ A dwarf to 3’ with rounded foliage with red buds opening to pink populifolia flowers. A vigorous, medium-sized shrub with white flowers in short racemes. ‘MINUET’ Red-spotted flowers with a red band around the edge. Narrow foliage. ‘OLYMPIC FIRE’ Large, deep pink flowers opening from red buds. Superior foliage & LILIUM Lily form. We carry many different types including Asiatic and Oriental lilies. ‘OSTBOS RED’ Bright red in bud, opening to pale pink. Undulating, twisted foliage. ‘SARAH’ Deep red buds open to rosy-red flowers. Good foliage and form. LINDERA erythrocarpa Spice Bush ‘TIDDLYWINKS’ A dwarf to 2’ –3’ with pink buds opening to soft pink flowers. A deciduous shrub growing to 12. Handsome, lobed foliage turns from bright green in the summer to a brilliant yellow in autumn. Yellow flowers bloom in early spring.KALMIOPSIS leachianaEvergreen, leafy shrub with small, oval, glossy, dark green leaves. Clear pink, Kalmia-like LIQUIDAMBAR formosana Chinese Sweet Gumflowers. A deciduous, medium-sized tree with a pyramidal shape. Violet-red young leaves turn green when mature. Scarlet red fall color.KERRIA japonica ‘PLENAFLORA’ orientalis Oriental Sweet GumA deciduous, arching shrub to 8’ with double, bright yellow flowers that resemble roses; A small-sized, deciduous tree. The deeply lobed leaves turn deep gold in autumn.blooming March to May. Adaptable to part sun to deep shade. styraciflua American Sweet Gum A medium to large-sized, deciduous tree with an upright, dense habit. Tolerates damp soil.KOELREUTERIA paniculata Goldenrain Tree Excellent fall color of red, orange, and yellow.Open branched deciduous tree, usually 35 feet tall and 25-40 feet wide. Very showy, longflower clusters in early to midsummer. Very adaptable to varying conditions. LIRIODENDRON chinense Chinese Tulip Tree Large-sized, deciduous tree with distinctively lobed leaves, tinged red in spring.KOLKWITZIA amabilis ‘PINK CLOUD’ Beauty BushDeciduous, arching shrub to 6’-8’ with masses of yellow, pink and white flowers that cover LITHODORA diffusa ‘ALBA’the branches in late spring. Best in sun to part sun, moist soil. Evergreen, creeping shrub with small, hairy leaves and white flowers in spring and summer. The form ‘GRACE WARD’ has spectacular cobalt-blue flowers.LABURNUM alpinum Golden Chain TreeA deciduous, upright tree with slightly hairy leaves of deep green. Long, hanging, yellow LOBELIA syphiliticaflower clusters in late spring-early summer. A deciduous perennial with 3’ stalks of beautiful sky-blue flowers. Needs ample water. Sun to X watereri ‘VOSSII’ Golden Chain Tree part shade.Deciduous, spreading tree with glossy, deep green leaves. Pendant chains of large, yellowflowers bloom in late spring-early summer. Seedlings from this variety are also available. LONICERA acuminata A fast-growing, evergreen vine with sweetly fragrant, tubular, white flowers, aging to yellow;LAPAGERIA rosea Chilean Bellflower blooming in late spring into summer.An evergreen, twining vine to 15’ with thick-textured, 3”, bell-shaped, rosy-red flowers nitida ‘BAGGESENS GOLD’mottled with white, appearing summer through winter. Partial shade and rich, moist, well- A dense-growing, evergreen shrub with small leaves that are yellow-green in shade,draining soil. becoming yellowish-white in sun. Can be sheared and shaped. The form ‘SILVER CLOUD’ is slower growing with grey-green leaves edged in white. 117 118
  • 16. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSLONICERA (continued) MAGNOLIA (continued…) periclymenum campbellii ‘CHARLES RAFFILL’A vigorous climbing or trailing evergreen vine with sweetly fragrant, creamy-white, tubular A large tree with large, cup & saucer-type flowers of rose-pink outside, white inside. Flowersflowers; aging to purple with yellow. Blooms in summer. in late winter, before leaves appear. pileata campbellii ‘LANARTH’A dwarf, evergreen shrub with horizontal branches holding small, bright green leaves. Shade A form with large flowers of cyclamen-purple with darker stamens. →tolerant. cylindrica A medium-sized tree with pure white flowers on bare branches, fragrant at night. Allied to M.LOROPETALUM chinense salicifolia & M. denudata, resembling both in many ways.A layered, evergreen shrub to 5’-12’ with strap-like flowers in early spring. WE CARRY: denudata ‘DAYBREAK’S FLAME New foliage purplish-red turning bronzy green. Dark pink flowers. A medium-sized tree with fragrant, white flowers; blooming in great numbers before leaves ‘FIRE DANCE’ Deep purple foliage all year. Dark pink flowers. appear in late winter. ‘SNOW DANCE’ Compact form with green foliage and white flowers. ‘ELIZABETH’ An upright, medium-sized tree with soft yellow flowers, blooming on bare branches in lateLUMA apiculata winter into early spring. Cooler weather at bloom time enhances flower color.Large shrub or small tree to 20’. Older plants develop smooth, cinnamon-colored bark. ‘FORREST PINK’Small, dense, dark green foliage. 1/2” white flowers. Small blue-black fruit. A medium-sized tree with globe-shaped, pink flowers in spring, appearing before and with the foliage.LUPINUS Lupine ‘GALAXY’We carry many different varieties. Please inquire as to availability. Fast growing to 40 feet with abundant bright red-purple, slightly fragrant, goblet shaped blooms. Conical shaped.MAACKIA amurensis globosaA deciduous, small-sized, spreading tree with deep green, compound foliage and dense A small tree or large shrub with nodding, fragrant, white flowers in late spring, opening fromspikes of white flowers in summer. egg-shaped buds. Best with some shade. grandiflora Southern Magnolia Large evergreen tree with large white summer blooms that are very fragrant.MAGNOLIA We carry many different deciduous types… GRESHAM HYBRIDS acuminata Cucumber Tree Vigourous-growing, medium-sized trees with flowers in shades of rose, pink, and white;Medium-sized tree with cup-shaped, greenish-yellow flowers in spring, after tree leafs out. blooming in late winter on bare branches. We offer both seedlings and cutting grownBest with protection from hot, dry winds. varieties including: acuminata ‘KOBAN DORI’ ‘CIRCLE’ Light pink buds open to white, goblet-shaped flowers.Medium-sized tree with slightly fragrant, greenish-yellow, cup-shaped flowers in late spring ‘PICINIC’ Large, lily-like flowers of white shaded dark pink at base, opening from tapered buds.after tree leafs out. Will begin blooming at an early age. ‘PINK’ Large, goblet-shaped pink flowers; darker at base and shaded white inside. amoenaA medium-sized tree with fragrant, pink flowers in early spring before foliage appears. hypoleucaClosely allied to M. cylindrica & M. denudata. A medium-sized tree with very large foliage and creamy-white, cup-shaped flowers in late ‘APOLLO’ spring that are heavily scented. Best with some shade and protection from wind.A vigorous, upright, medium-sized tree with a heavy crop of flowers; deep violet outside, ‘IOLANTHE’paler inside; blooming in early spring before foliage. Later flowers are deep rose-pink. A medium-sized tree with clear pink, cup & saucer-type flowers that are white inside. Blooms ‘ATHENE’ over a long period from late winter into spring.An upright, medium-sized tree with large, fragrant, cup & saucer-type flowers with rounded liliiflora Lily Magnoliapetals; white at the rim; shading into rosy-purple. A small-sized tree or large shrub with flowers of deep purple outside, white inside, blooming ‘ATLAS’ as the leaves expand in spring. Some summer rebloom, too...A medium-sized, upright tree with cup & saucer-type flowers of lilac-pink with white insides, X kewensis ‘WADA’S MEMORY’blooming before the foliage in late winter. A small to medium-sized tree with white flowers that are floppy, fragrant, and edible. Blooms biondii in late winter. New growth is red, turning to green.A small-sized tree with fragrant, white flowers in late winter before leaves appear. Closely kobus var. loebneri ‘BALLERINA’allied to M. salicifolia. A medium-sized, upright tree with a heavy bloom of fragrant, white flowers with many narrow ‘BUTTERFLIES’ petals. Blooms on bare branches in late winter into spring.An upright, medium-sized tree with bright yellow flowers in late winter into spring, blooming kobus var. loebneri ‘LEONARD MESSEL’before the leaves appear. A small to medium-sized tree with a heavy bloom of fragrant flowers, dark pink outside; white campbellii var. alba inside, with many narrow petals. Blooms on bare branches in late winter.A large tree with white, cup & saucer-type flowers in late winter, blooming before the leaves, kobus var. loebneri ‘MERRILL’which are large and heavily-textured. A small to medium-sized tree with a heavy bloom of fragrant, white flowers, flushed pink at campbellii var. mollicomata base, on bare branches in late winter.A large tree with large, heavily-textured, pink, cup & saucer-type flowers, appearing before ‘MILKY WAY’the foliage in late winter. A medium-sized tree with large, goblet-shaped, heavily-textured white flowers with a pink base. 119 120
  • 17. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTS with the leaves in spring.MAGNOLIA (continued) MAGNOLIA (continued..) macrophylla Big-Leaf Magnolia ‘YELLOW FEVER’An upright, medium-sized tree with huge, tropical-looking foliage. Large, fragrant, white A medium-sized, upright tree with yellow buds opening to fragrant, creamy-yellow flowersflowers in late spring-early summer. with a pink tinge at the base. Blooms on bare branches in late winter into spring. macrophylla ‘DEALBATA’A form from the cloud forests of Mexico that has slightly larger flowers at an earlier age, and MALUS WHITE ANGEL White-flowering Crabappleis more sun tolerant with persistent foliage. A compact, vase-shaped, deciduous tree with pink buds opening to single, 1" white flowers ‘MARK JURY’ followed by glossy red fruit.A large tree with heavy-textured, cup & saucer-shaped flowers, cream-colored with lavender MALUS yunnanense var. veitchii Yunnan Crabappleundertones. Blooms in late winter on bare branches. A comparatively tall, erect branched variety, distinguished by its cordate, lobulate leaves and officinalis more brightly colored fruits. Excellent fall color.An upright, medium-sized tree with large, bold foliage. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers bloomin late spring with the leaves. Best with protection from strong winds and hot sun. MANDEVILLA laxa Chilean Jasmine ‘PRINCESS MARGARET’ Fast-growing, evergreen vine to 15. White, trumpet-shaped flowers are fragrant, especiallyA M. campbellii hybrid with large, cup & saucer-shaped flowers, rose-colored outside; cream at night. Semi-deciduous in colder areas.inside, blooming before leaves appear. Forms a medium-sized tree. ‘RUBY’ MANGLIETIA aromaticaA medium-sized tree with goblet-shaped, dark pink flowers with a white edge. Blooms late A medium-sized, evergreen tree with fragrant, white flowers with thick, fleshy petals;winter into spring, before and with the foliage. blooming in late spring. Related to, and resembling Magnolia. ‘SERENE’ chingiiSmall, upright tree with erect, pinkish-purple flowers. A medium-sized, evergreen tree with fragrant, magnolia-like flowers of white, opening from sieboldii reddish buds in late spring.A small, spreading tree or large bush with nodding, fragrant, white flowers with red centers. insignisBlooms in late spring with the leaves. Evergreen tree with dark green, narrowly oval leaves that are blue-green below. Magnolia- X soulangiana ‘LENNEI’ like flowers are white, with the top of the flower looking like it was dipped in bright pink paint.A small to medium-sized, spreading tree with goblet-shaped, magenta purple flowers with ‘S.A.’ From Strybing Arboretum in San Francisco.white insides. Blooms late winter into spring before leaves appear. X soulangiana ‘LENNEI ALBA’ MELISSA offficinalis ‘AUREA’A small to medium-sized, spreading tree with large, goblet-shaped white flowers. Blooms A clumping, evergreen perennial to 2’ with lemon-scented, yellow-green foliage.late winter into spring before leaves appear. ‘STAR WARS’ METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides Dawn RedwoodA medium-sized tree with large, pink flowers, blooming over a long period, from late winter A deciduous conifer that can quickly grow to 40’ or more. Resembles our Coastal Redwood,into spring. but with a finer texture. Great fall color of russet-red. Full sun in moist soil is best. stellata Star MagnoliaA small, spreading tree or large shrub with many fragrant, white flowers appearing on barebranches in late winter into spring. We also carry these varieties: MICHELIA Evergreen shrubs/trees, related to Magnolia, that do well with some ‘ROSEA’ Pink in bud, opening soft pink, fading to white. Early bloomer. protection in hotter areas. ‘ROYAL STAR’ has white flowers that bloom 2 weeks later. Fast growing. chapensis ‘RUBRA’ Deep pink buds open to rosy-pink flowers. More tree-like habit. A small to medium-sized tree with fragrant, creamy white flowers in late spring. ‘WATERLILY’ White flowers, slightly larger with numerous, broader petals. Fast growing. doltsopa A medium-sized tree with a heavy bloom of fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers in early ‘SUNDANCE’ spring. The form ‘SILVER CLOUD’ has larger flowers of white.A medium-sized tree with large, barium-yellow flowers, appearing on bare branches in early figo Banana Shrubspring. A rounded shrub to 8’-10’ with very fragrant, cup-shaped, yellow flowers with hints of purple; tripetala smelling of ripe bananas. Blooms late spring into summer. The form ‘PORT WINE’ hasA medium-sized, upright tree with large foliage and white flowers with the leaves in spring. slightly darker flowers.Showy, large, purplish-red fruit clusters. Protect from wind. floribunda virginiana Swamp-Bay Upright tree with dark, glossy leaves and white, star-shaped, fragrant flowers.A semi-evergreen shrub or small tree with cup-shaped, white flowers blooming late spring X foggii ‘ALLSPICE’ (doltsopa x figo)into summer, strongly lemon-scented. Best in moist soils. A small to medium-sized tree with very fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers in spring. ‘VULCAN’ X foggii ‘JACK FOGS’ (doltsopa x figo)A medium-sized, upright tree with large, goblet-shaped, dark reddish-purple flowers, A small to medium-sized tree or large shrub with creamy-white flowers with a rosy-pink baseblooming on bare branches in late winter to spring. Flowers get darker as tree matures. in early spring. wilsonii fulgensA small, spreading tree with strongly fragrant, nodding, white flowers in late spring. Best with A medium-sized, upright tree with large, fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers in early spring.some shade. maudiae ‘YELLOW BIRD’ A small to medium-sized tree with fragrant, creamy-white flowers in early spring.A medium-sized, upright tree. The yellow flowers with a greenish tinge bloom before and platypetala 121 122
  • 18. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSA small to medium-sized tree with fragrant, white flowers in early spring.MICHELIA (continued…) wilsoniiA small, upright tree with fragrant, soft yellow flowers in spring. Fast growing. PARROTIA persica yunnanensis A large shrub or small tree of wide-spreading habit. Its flowers consist of clusters of crimsonA small, upright tree with furry-brown buds, opening to very fragrant, creamy-white flowers in stamens appearing in late winter to early spring. Beautiful golden autumn color.early spring. PAULOWNIA tomentosa Empress TreeMITRARIA coccinea Fast growing, deciduous, broad-spreading tree with large, fuzzy foliage. Foxglove-like purpleA low spreading evergreen with small glossy green leaves and larger bright orange-scarlet flowers open in April-May from tan buds formed the previous year.tubular flowers. Can be trained as a vine. Tender. PAXISTIMA canbyiMYRTUS communis ‘VARIEGATA’ Low and dense evergreen shrub with bronzy foliage in winter. Small, greenish flowers inA small to medium sized shrub with fine-textured foliage that is bright green with white summer followed by white fruits.margins. White flowers in the summer. Foliage is aromatic. Stands shearing well. PELTIPHYLLUM peltatumNEILLIA thibetica Spreading perennial with large, rounded leaves and clusters of pale pink flowers in spring.A medium-sized, deciduous shrub related to, and resembling Spirea with clusters of pinkflowers at the branch tips in late spring. PERNETTYA mucronata ‘ALBA’ Low, evergreen shrub with small, glossy leaves and edible white berries in fall. Moist, acidicNOTHOFAGUS antartica Southern Beech soil.A fast-growing, large, deciduous tree with small, dark glossy-green leaves, turning yellow in pumillafall. Evergreen groundcover shrub with small, needle-like leaves. The white flowers in spring turn obliqua to small white fruits in fall. Moist, peaty soil.A fast-growing, large-sized, deciduous tree with small, oblong, glabrous foliage. PETASITES japonicusNYSSA sinensis Chinese Tupelo Deciduous perennial, grown for its large, rounded, umbrella-like foliage. Fragrant, white,Deciduous tree to 30’. The large, magnolia-like foliage is tinged in red in spring and brilliant cone-shaped flowers in early spring. Best in part sun with moist and yellow in fall. sylvatica Tupelo Tree PHELLODENDRON amurense ‘K.B.G’ Amur Cork TreeDeciduous, pyramidical tree with a horizontal branching pattern. Fiery, orange-red fall color. Deciduous tree with corky bark. Small yellow flowers with black fruit. Aromatic leaves that turn yellow in the fall.OSMANTHUS Sweet Olive X BURKWOODII PHILADELPHUS coronarius ‘AUREUS’Slow growing evergreen shrub to 10 feet. Toothed leaves and spring blooming. A small-sized, deciduous shrub with golden-yellow foliage in spring, turning lime-green in delavayi summer. Fragrant clusters of 4-petaled, creamy-white flowers in late spring into summer.Evergreen shrub, to 6’ x 6’. Profuse white flowers bloom through the summer. mexicanus ‘FLORE PLENA’ frargrans ‘NANJING’S BEAUTY’ Very fragrant, double white flowers in late spring or early summer. Vinelike. fragrans ‘THUNBERGII’ virginalis ‘S.H.N.’ Sweet Mock OrangeLarge, evergreen shrub. Very fragrant white flowers bloom throughout summer. Medium-sized, deciduous, upright and arching shrub with very fragrant white flowers in June- heterophyllus ‘PURPUREUS’ July. Best in part shade with moist soil.An evergreen shrub, to 8’ x 8’, with fragrant white flowers throughout the summer and newgrowth colored dark purple. PHLOX subulata ‘PINK’ heterophyllus ‘ROTUNDIFOLIUS’ Evergreen, prostrate, spreading perennial to 6” with star-like, pink flowers in summer. Sun toA lower-growing form with rounded leaves. part sun in moist, acidic soil. yunnananseLarge evergreen shrub or small tree. Ivory white fragrant flowers in late winter. PHOTINIA davidsoniae A tall, thorny, evergreen shrub or small tree with reddish young growth. Flowers in lateOXYDENDRUM arboreum spring.Deciduous tree to 30’. Hanging clusters of small white flowers in summer. Outstanding fallcolors of bright orange/scarlet. PHYGELIUS aqualis ‘YELLOW TRUMPET’ Low, evergreen, suckering shrub with tubular, yellow flowers in summer. Sun to part sun inPAEONIA suffructicosa Tree Peony moist soil.A slow-growing, deciduous shrub to 6 with variable flowers; single to semi-double and rosepink to white, with a maroon blotch. PIERIS Slow-growing, evergreen shrubs for part sun, with a neat, layered growth habit.PARAKMERIA lotungensis Related to Rhododendron, they do best in the same conditions.Upright evergreen tree to 15’-25’. Cup-shaped, yellow flowers. A Southern China native, formosa var. forrestiirelated to the magnolias. Bright red foliage, turning to pink then green and large, slightly fragrant, white flowers. 123 124
  • 19. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTS Slow-growing, multi-trunked pine with beautiful, grey, flaking bark; creamy white underneath.PIERIS (continued…) formosa ‘WAKEHURST’ PITTOSPORUMA form with short, broad leaves, bright red in spring. Glistening white flowers. brevicalyx X ‘FOREST FLAME’ (formosa x japonica) Evergreen shrub to 20 feet .Long glossy dark green leaves with large clusters of fragrantLarge clusters of white flowers. Bright red new growth in spring. To 6’ tall and wide. yellow flowers in the spring. ‘FLAMING SILVER’ tobira ‘CRÈME DE MENTHE’A sport of ‘Forest Flame’ with bright red new growth, maturing to silver-white. White flowers. Small evergreen shrub with mint green leaves bordered in creamy white.PIERIS japonica forms: PODOCARPUS totara ‘BISBEE DWARF’ A low, mounding form with white flower clusters in early spring. A slow-growing conifer native to New Zealand with short, blue-green needles. ‘BONSAI’ Low and mounding with white flowers. ‘BROOKSIDE #276 Dwarf form. PODOPHYLLUM peltatum May Apple ‘CAVATINE’ A low, mounding form with upright, white flowers, opening from green A woodland perennial with large, rounded, lobed leaves. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers in buds. spring. Egg-sized, pale yellow fruits in fall. ‘CHRISTMAS CHEER’ Early flowers of white with deep rose-red. ‘COMPACTA’ A dense, low-growing form with white flowers. POLYGONATUM odoratum ‘VARIEGATUM’ Solomon’s Seal ‘DAISEN’ Drooping panicles, deep pink in bud, opening to pink with white at the base. Arching, leafy stems with creamy-yellow margins hold green-white, bell-shaped flowers in ‘DEBUTANTE’ A low, mounding form with dense, upright panicles of white flowers. spring. Moist soil in part sun. Dies to ground in winter. ‘ESVELDII’ Low-growing habit. White flowers. ‘FLAMINGO’ Deep red buds, opening to deep pink flowers in large panicles, fading to POPULUS Aspen rose. alba ‘RICHARDII’ ‘LITTLE HEATH’ Low and mounding, with variegated foliage and white flower clusters Smaller and less vigorous than the type with golden yellow leaves that are very effective in from pink buds. the landscape. ‘MOUNTAIN FIRE’ Young leaves are red, turning a deep glossy chestnut brown. White tremuloides Quaking Aspen flowers. A fast-growing, medium-sized deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves that flutter in the ‘NOCTURNE’ A dwarf with large white flowers. slightest breeze, turning bright yellow in fall. ‘PINK DELIGHT’ Long, drooping panicles of pale pink flowers that are white at the base. Fades to white. ‘PRELUDE’ Low -growing and dense, with bright pink new growth and pink buds PRIMULA Primrose These species will re-seed themselves and form thick patches opening to white. given moist soil in part sun. ‘PURITY’ A compact form with large, upright, pure white flowers. One of the latest bulleyana blooming varieties. Neat, upright perennial with 2’ stalks of tubular, deep orange flowers in late spring-early ‘PYGMAEA’ A curious form reaching 3’ tall with very narrow foliage. Produces a few summer. (Candelabra type) white flowers. florindae ‘SCARLET OHARA’ Early, pure white flowers with red speckles. New growth is bright A perennial with heart-shaped leaves with red stems and nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant red in spring. yellow flowers on 3’ stems in late spring-early summer. ‘SHOJO’ Black-red buds open to dark pink flowers. Compact habit. japonica ‘TEMPLE BELLS’ Compact, slow-growing form with large, ivory white flowers. Clumping perennial with rounded clusters of rosy-pink flowers in mid-spring on stout stalks to ‘VALLEY FIRE’ Vigorous, upright grower. Vivid red new growth. Large, white flowers. 2 ½’ tall. (Candelabra type) ‘VALLEY ROSE’ Deep pink in bud, opening to rose pink with white streaks, fading to white. Compact grower. ‘VALLEY VALENTINE’ Large, drooping clusters of dusky red flowers, white at base, PRUNUS Flowering Cherry Deciduous trees with showy flowers in early spring. campanulata ‘TAIWAN’ Formosan Cherry fading very little. Compact habit. Red buds open to single, magenta flowers in early March. ‘VARIEGATA’ A compact form with creamy-yellow variegated foliage and white cerasifera PENDULA flowers. A form of cherry-plum with weeping, arching stems carring many single, white flowers in late ‘YAKUSHIMANA’ A compact form with white flowers. winter-early spring. maacki Amur Bird Cherry X ‘KARENOMA’ (floribunda x japonica) A tree with spectacular shiny-yellow bark and white flowers in early spring.Fragrant, white flowers in upright panicles. Bronze-red new growth. ‘OKAME’ taiwanensis Clusters of single, blush pink flowers in early spring. To 20’ tall.Similar to P. japonica with larger, more upright flower clusters of white. Bright red new serrula Birch-bark Cherrygrowth. A slender, upright tree to 20’ with shiny, dark red-colored bark and small, white flowers. taiwanensis ‘CRISPA’ serrulata ‘KWANZAN’Slow-growing with mat-green leaves strongly curled and wavy-edged. White flowers. Deep pink, pendulous, double flowers. A heavy bloomer at a young age. taiwanensis ‘SNOW DRIFT’ serrulata ‘ROYAL BURGUNDY’Long panicles of snowy-white flowers on a compact, deep green plant. Double, dark pink flowers in early spring. Purple foliage. To 30’.PINUS bungeana Lacebark Pine 125 126
  • 20. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSPRUNUS (continued..) SALIX WILLOW Deciduous, moisture-loving shrubs and trees. serrulata ‘SHIROFUGEN’ caprea Pussy WillowPale pink buds open to double white blooms that turn pink before they fade. Orange-red fall A large shrub or small tree with fuzzy catkins appearing in late winter.color. To 25’. Last to bloom. chaenomeloides Giant Pussy Willow ‘SNOW FOUNTAIN’ Large catkins of silvery-white appear in late winter and early spring. A vigorous grower; theBeautiful, strongly-weeping cherry with a heavy bloom of pink-white flowers in late March. new shoots can reach 12 in a year. subhirtella ‘AUTUMNALIS’ chilensisDouble, light pink flowers in early spring and autumn. An erect, columnar-growing tree to 20’-30’ with narrow, sometimes evergreen foliage. subhirtella ‘PENDULA PLENA ROSEA’ cinerea ‘TRICOLOR’A weeping cherry with pale-pink, single flowers in mid-spring. A large shrub or small tree with leaves splashed with creamy yellow and red. subhirtella ‘SHIROTAE’ Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry lindleyanaPink buds open to semi-double, white flowers in late March. Creeping, mat-forming willow with shiny leaves and erect red catkins in spring. yedoensis Yoshino Flowering Cherry magnifica Magnolia-Leaf WillowSingle, fragrant, light pink to nearly white flowers in early March. To 30’. Graceful, upright shrub or small tree that produces long, slender, green catkins on stout, red yedoensis ‘AKEBONO’ shoots in spring as the large, magnolia-like leaves emerge.Single, fragrant pink flowers in March. Compact grower to 25’. matsudana ‘TORTUOSA’ Corkscrew Willow Fast-growing, upright and spreading tree with contorted branches, stems and leaves.PRUNUS laurocerasus ‘CAMELLIIFOLIA’ purpurea ‘PENDULA’A medium-sized, dense, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves twisted and curled. Small, blue-green leaves on an arching, weeping plant with purple stems. laurocerasus ‘OTTO LUKEN’ yezoalpinaA small-sized, compact evergreen shrub with narrow, shining green leaves. Tough and A dwarf, creeping willow with yellow catkins and large, fuzzy green leaves.adaptable shrub. SAMBUCUS nigra ELDERBERRY Fast-growing, upright, deciduous shrubs to 8-12 tallPSEUDOLARIX kaempferi Golden Larch with compound foliage and white flower clusters in summer. Likes a moist, semi-shady spot.Deciduous conifer of symmetrical, pyramidal shape. Slow to 30’-40’. Feathery foliage of WE CARRY:yellow-green needles, golden-yellow in fall. ‘AUREO-MARGINATA’ Leaves edged with an irregular creamy-yellow margin. ‘PULVERLENTA’. Foliage splashed/speckled white.PTEROSTYRAX hispidus Epaulette Tree ‘PURPUREA’. Foliage is deep purple in spring, turning bronzy-green in summer.A medium size tree to 20’. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers hang in long clusters. SANGUINARIA canadensis BloodrootPULMONARIA ‘BERTRAN ANDERSON’ Lungwort A native perennial with white flowers in spring and attractive blue-green foliage.Small, clumping perennial with long, narrow leaves spotted with white. Violet-blue flowers inspring. The variety ‘PIERRE’S FULL PINK’ has pure rose-pink flowers. SARCOCOCCA confusa Evergreen, upright, arching shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves. Very fragrant,PUNICA granatum ‘CALIFORNIA SUNSET’ (Syn. Madame Legrelle) Pomegranate creamy-white flowers in winter. Black fruits.Ten foot deciduous pomegranate with creamy white double flowers heavily striped coral red. hookeriana ‘HUMILIS’Handles heat and full sun very well. Low growing, suckering shrub to 1’-2’. Very fragrant white flowers in winter. Takes deep shade. Blue-black fruits.PYRACOMELES vilmorinii ruscifoliaA bi-generic hybrid. Small, semi-evergreen shrub with slender thornless branches. White Dense, spreading evergreen shrub to 4’. Small, very fragrant white flowers in winter. Redflowers in spring followed by coral red fruit. fruits.QUERCUS dentata Daimyo Oak SCHISANDRA chinensis Magnolia-VineA stout, deciduous shrub or small tree with very large (to 18”) leaves. A deciduous vine related to Magnolia with white flowers and red fruit. Part sun, cool, moist soil. robur FASTIGIATA Columnar English OakA narrow-growing, tall, deciduous tree with an upright branching habit; very narrow when SCHIZOPHRAGMA hydrangeoidesyoung, becoming pyramidical with age. Deciduous vine capable of climbing to 40. Creamy-white, lace-cap flowers followed by red shumardii Shumard Red Oak fruit.A small to medium-sized tree with attractive, deeply-cut leaves turning red to brown in fall. SCIADOPITYS verticillata Umbrella PineROBINIA pseudoacacia ‘FRISIA’ A slow-growing conifer with reddish-brown bark. Deep green needles are yellow underneath.A beautiful medium-sized tree with small, golden-yellow leaves from spring to autumn. Young plants are symmetrical and dense. Best with some shade and moist soil.Produces a few fragrant, white flowers in late spring. SEQUOIA sempervirens Coastal RedwoodROSA hugonis Hugo Rose Native conifer, fast growing and capable of reaching huge proportions with thick, reddish-2", bright yellow flowers produced on upright, arching branches in late spring. Large, red hips brown bark and dark green foliage. Can also be sheared into a hedge. WE ALSO CARRY:in fall. ‘ADPRESSA’ Dense, congested foliage. New growth tipped yellow to white. ‘FILOLI’ Outstanding powdery-blue foliage on a narrow, upright grower. 127 128
  • 21. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSSEQUOIADENDRON giganteum ‘GLAUCUM’ Blue Giant RedwoodA native conifer with blue-green foliage on a tall, pyramidal-shaped tree. Best in deep soilswith good moisture. STEWARTIA Elegant, small-sized, deciduous trees; blooming in June, that do best in moist but well-drained soils in part sun, protected from wind. WE CARRY:SINOCALYCANTHUS chinensis monadelphaDeciduous shrub to 10’ with broad, glossy-green leaves and white flowers with maroon Showy flowers of white with violet anthers. Coppery flaking bark and attractive fall color.markings in early summer. Part sun and moist soil. ovata Mountain Stewartia Large shrub or small tree. Large white flowers in early summer. Leaves turn orange toSINOJAKIA xylocarpa scarlet in the fall.Deciduous shrub or small tree to 20’ with a broad, spreading crown. Hanging clusters of pseudocamelliawhite, bell-shaped flowers in spring and yellow fall color. 3” flowers are white with bright yellow anthers. Flaking bark with orange and red autumn colors.SISYRINCHIUM californicum Yellow-Eyed Grass pseudocamellia var. koreanaSemi-evergreen, upright perennial with grass-like foliage. Small, bright yellow flowers with 3” white flowers that open more than the type, with brighter fall color tones.slightly darker veins in spring to summer. serrata White flowers, stained red outside, with yellow anthers. Nice fall color.SKIMMIA japonica sinensisEvergreen, bushy, dense shrub with dark green leaves. Fragrant, small white flowers bloom 2”, fragrant white flowers with brilliant red autumn color. Smooth, light tan-colored bark.from mid to late spring.SMILACINA racemosa False Solomon’s Seal S TYRAX Snowbell Elegant, small-sized, deciduous trees with nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers. Sun tolerant with moist, well-drained soil. WE CARRY:West coast native with arching stalks carrying fluffy, conical clusters of creamy-white flowers confususin spring. Reddish, purple-spotted berries. Part sun. Upright and spreading to 20’-30’ with leaves of a size in between S. japonica and S. obassia. White flowers in late spring.SOPHORA microphylla Weeping Kowhai japonica Japanese Snow Bell TreeAn evergreen species from New Zealand with weeping, wiry branches and fern-like foliage. Upright, spreading habit to 20’-30’ with white flowers in late spring.Deep yellow to orange, hanging flower clusters from spring to summer. japonica ‘CARILLION’ tetraptera Yellow Kowhai A strongly weeping form, making a small mound to 4’-6’ with white flowers in early spring.Semi-evergreen shrub or small tree. Slender, open growth habit with hanging, yellow japonica ‘EMERALD PAGODA’ (syn.‘SOHUKSAN’)flowers. Best in part shade with moist soil. A vigorous, fast-growing selection from Sohuksan Island in South Korea with leaves three times the size of S. japonica and larger, white flowers in late spring.SPIREA thunbergii japonica ‘PINK CHIMES’Small to medium-sized, deciduous, arching shrub with narrow, toothed foliage and clusters of Slower growing than the species, this variety has light pink flowers.white flowers in late winter into spring. Best with some sun. japonica ‘ROSEA’ A small-growing tree or shrub with a slightly pendulous habit and soft pink flowers in lateSTACHYURUS chinensis var. latus spring.A medium-sized, deciduous shrub with purplish branchlets. The soft yellow flower clusters obassiaopen along the branches in early spring from buds formed in the fall. Blooms two weeks A small-sized, round-headed tree with large, rounded leaves and white flowers in June.earlier than S. praecox. odoratissimus praecox An upright, spreading tree to 20’-30’ with very fragrant, pure white flowers.Large, multi-stemmed shrub with beautiful, jewel-like blossoms of soft yellow on mahogany serrulatabranchlets, appearing in mid-winter. The form ‘MATSUZAKII’ has leaves, stems, and flowers A small-sized, upright and spreading tree with white flowers in late spring.double in size. X SYCOPARROTIA semidecidua (PARROTIA X SYCOPSIS)STAPHYLEA Bladder Nut Large, spreading shrub to 10. Glossy-green leaves are blushed with red when young. bumalda Interesting yellow-orange flowers bloom in spring. Semi-deciduous.Deciduous spreading shrub usually under 6 feet. White flowers in panicles in late spring toearly summer. Can have red coloring in the fall. SYRINGA meyeri Dwarf Lilac colchica A compact, small-sized, deciduous shrub with rounded foliage. Fragrant flower clusters ofA deciduous, upright shrub or tree with dark green oval leaves. Sweetly-scented, white lavender in early spring, opening from darker-colored bloom spring to summer, followed by papery seed pods. TAIWANIA cryptomerioidesSTEPHANDRA incisa A slow-growing, medium-sized, upright, evergreen conifer with weeping side branches andA small to medium-sized deciduous shrub related to Spirea and growing with the same prickly, blue-green foliage.conditions. The tan, zig-zag stems carry greenish-white flowers in late spring. 129 130
  • 22. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSTAXODIUM ascendens Pond CypressAn upright, deciduous conifer with weeping foliage and shaggy, peeling bark. Likes wet soil. VIBURNUM ascendens ‘NUTANS’ X bodnantense ‘DAWN’ (farreri x grandiflorum)A select form that is slower growing with bright green, narrow, worm-like foliage. A deciduous, medium-sized, upright shrub with dense clusters of sweetly-scented, rose- distichum Bald Cypress tinted flowers with pink anthers; blooming in late fall into winter.A large growing, deciduous conifer. In a swampy setting, it will show its respiratory “knees”. X burkwoodii (carlesii x utile) Open, rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 8’. Clusters of pink buds open to fragrant whiteTETRACENTRON sinense flowers in spring followed by dark red fruit. We also carry:A medium-sized, spreading, deciduous tree with tapered, heart-shaped leaves. Best in part ‘ANNE RUSSEL’ a backcross with V. carlesii, with similar habit.sun with moist soil. Related to CERCIDIPHYLLUM. ‘FULBROOK’ Large, fragrant white flowers, opening from pink buds. ‘MOHAWK’ Bright red flower buds open to white, red outside, strongly fragrant.TRILLIUM luteum carlesii Korean Spice ViburnumPure yellow flowers on a delightful woodland perennial with foliage sometimes mottled with Deciduous, rounded shrub to 6’. In spring, dark pink buds open to sweetly fragrant, pink todarker spots. Moist humus-rich soil. white flowers in rounded clusters. ‘AURORA’ is a selected form.TRILLIUM sessile ‘COMPACTA’ is a smaller form than the species.A delightful perennial for the woodland garden with maroon-mottled foliage and short-stalked, ‘CHESAPEAKE’ ((carlesii x macrocephalum) x utile)yellow to rose flowers. Moist humus-rich soil. Semi-evergreen, mound-forming shrub to 6’. Pink buds open to fragrant, white flowers. chingiiTROCHODENDRON aralioides Small-sized, deciduous shrub with drooping, fragrant flower clusters of pale pink in earlyA slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy, dark-green foliage and a spring. Blackish-red berries in fall.symmetrical growing habit. Unusual, petal-less, green flowers bloom in late spring. cotinifolium ‘BBG’ A medium-sized, deciduous shrub with densely hairy leaves, turning bright scarlet in fall.UGNI molinae Chilean Guava White flowers, flushed pink in mid-spring.A dense, evergreen shrub to 6’, resembling boxwood. Small, pink-white, urn-shaped flowers davidiiin spring followed by tasty, purplish-red berries. A slow-growing, evergreen shrub 3’-6’ high with dark green, heavy-textured foliage. Tiny white flowers with showy, metallic-blue fruit. Best with part shade in hot areas. dentatum ArrowwoodVACCINIUM Dense, small-sized, evergreen shrubs, related to Rhododendron, that Upright, deciduous shrub to 10’ with tiny white flowers in 4” clusters. Blue-black fruits in lateprefer part sun in moist, well-draining, humus-rich soils. summer. Bright red fall color. Grows well in sun or shade-moist or dry soil. Var. pubescens bracteatum is a smaller form.Evergreen shrub up to 6 feet. Fragrant white flowers in the late summer followed by red dilatatumberries. Copper-red new growth. Upright, deciduous shrub to 10’ with flat heads of small, star-shaped white flowers in spring- crassifolium ‘WELLS DELIGHT’ summer. Showy, egg-shaped bright red fruits. ’ERIE’ is a compact form to 6’.A dwarf to 3” high with white flowers in spring. Sun or partial shade. estellulatum delavayi Large, deciduous shrub with large, fuzzy green leaves. Flower description unknown.Dense, mounding habit to 3’. Creamy-yellow flowers, tinged with rose. Crimson to purple odoratissimum ‘AWABUKI’fruit. Resembles V. moupinese out of bloom but with foliage notched at the apex. Evergreen shrub to 12’ with glossy foliage and large panicles of fragrant, white flowers in late macrocarpon ‘HAMILTON’ spring. Red to black fruit. Moist soil in sun or shade.A mat-forming shrub to 3” with pink flowers in spring and red fruit in fall. Best in part sun. plicatum ‘PINK BEAUTY’ moupinense Deciduous, bushy shrub to 6’-8’. Lacecap flowers of white turning pink in spring followed byA dwarf to 6” with a dense, mounding habit. Red flowers in spring, purple-black berries. red fruit. Reddish-purple fall color. ovatum Huckleberry plicatum ‘ROSEUM’California native with dense, upright growth to 3’-6’. Small, dark blue, edible berries. Best in A bushy, deciduous shrub to 6. Rounded, white lacecap flowers turn to deep pink.part sun to shade. uliginosum Bog Whortleberry plicatum var. tomentosum Doublefile ViburnumA bushy, low growing shrub with blue-green foliage and pale pink flowers in May. Elegant, medium-sized, deciduous shrubs with layered, horizontal branches holding lacecap- vitis-idaea Lingonberry like flowers in spring. Blue to red berries in summer. Best in part sun, moist soil. We carry:A dwarf, creeping shrub with underground runners. Glossy, dark green foliage and nodding, ‘FUJI’ A compact form to 6’ with white flowers.bell-shaped, white to pink flowers in late summer. Red, edible berries. ‘LANARTH’ A form with an upright, less layered habit and large, white flowers. ‘MARIESII’. Large, white flowers and scarlet fall color. Rarely produces fruit.VANCOUVERIA hexandra ‘SHASTA’ Compact form to 6’ with larger, 6” white flowers.A spreading perennial to 8” with leathery leaflets on wiry stems. Sprays of tiny white flowers ‘S.H.N.’ A dwarf form discovered in our gardens growing to 3’-4’ with white late spring. Best in part sun with moist soil. ‘SUMMER SNOWFLAKE’ Compact to 6’ with large, white flowers. Burgundy fall color. propinquum Dense, evergreen shrub to 6’-8’ with glossy, dark green leaves and inconspicuous flowers. Quite shade tolerant and thrip resistant. 131 132
  • 23. COMPANION PLANTS COMPANION PLANTSVIBURNUM (continued…) ZELKOVA (continued) pubescens sinicaA large shrub with broadly oval or rounded, coarsely-toothed leaves often turning rich purple A medium or large-sized, wide-spreading, deciduous tree with coarsely-toothed leavesin autumn. Flowers are white in late spring followed by blue-black berries. colored pink in early spring. A good substitue for elm. X rhytidophylloides ‘ALLEGHANY’ (lantana x rhytidophyllum)Semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches to 10’. Large, flat clusters of creamy-white ZENOBIA pulverulentaflowers in late spring followed by oval, red fruits. Deciduous, small-sized, slightly arching shrub with powdery bluish-white shoots. Its flowers sargentii are slightly fragrant, white, and bell shaped; appearing early to mid-summer.Deciduous shrub to 12’ with maple-like foliage, brilliant red in fall. Flattened white flowerswith purple anthers in late spring. Bright red fruit in winter. ’ONONDAGA’ has reddish-purplenew growth and fall color with pink flower buds. sieboldii ‘SENECA’A large, deciduous shrub to 12’. Lustrous, dark green leaves with a profusion of creamywhite flowers in large, flat-topped clusters in late spring. The fruit changes from rose to red toblack in fall.VITEX agnus-castus Chaste TreeDeciduous shrub or small tree with aromatic foliage and tall, lavender-blue flower spikes insummer and fall. Best in full sun. Drought tolerant when established.VIOLA labradorica Purple VioletA mat-forming, spreading perennial to 3” with small lavender-blue flowers in spring. Purple-tinged foliage.WACHENDORFIA thyrisifloraA clump-forming perennial with sword-shaped, pleated leaves and dense panicles of orangeyellow flowers in early summer. Sun to part sun with moist soil.WEIGELA florida (syn. rosea) Deciduous, spreading shrub to 6’-8’ with arching branches.Funnel-shaped, medium-pink flowers bloom in May-June with scattered re-bloom in fall.Flowers on old growth so prune after flowering. WE ALSO CARRY: ‘BRISTOL RUBY’ Sparkling ruby-red flowers. Vigorous, erect-growing. ‘RUBIDOR’ Vigorous grower with rosy-red flowers and yellow-green foliage, best in part sun. ‘VARIEGATA’ Creamy white and yellow-edged foliage, blushed pink in autumn. Deep pink flowers. Compact grower to 6’.WISTERIA Fast growing, deciduous vine with showy, fragrant flower clusters. floribunda Japanese Wisteria - 2’ long, fragrant flower clusters appearing with thenew growth in spring and opening slowly from base to tip. Clockwise twining. Best in full sun.WE CARRY: ‘LONGISSIMA ALBA’ Long racemes of pure white flowers. Later blooming. ‘VIOLACEA PLENA’ Double, deep purple flowers. macrostachys ‘CLARA MACK’ Kentucky WisteriaFragrant, pearl-white flowers in long, hanging racemes in June-July. Counterclockwise-twining to 25’. ‘PINK’ (sinensis ‘ROSEA’ x floribunda ‘BENI FUGI’)A cross between the Japanese and Chinese species with radiant pink flowers. sinensis ‘COOKE’S PURPLE’ Chinese Wisteria1’ long, blue-purple, fragrant flower clusters, fully expanding quickly, appearing before thenew growth in spring with some summer rebloom. Counterclockwise-twining. Shade tolerant. venusta SHIRO KAPITAN Silky WisteriaScented, heavily-textured white flower clusters with yellow markings. Sometimes double.ZELKOVA serrataA medium or large-growing, broad-spreading, deciduous tree with yellow fall color. Closleyrelated to and resembling Elm. 133 134