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Pinus

Pine

<i>Pinus bungeana</i>

Discovered by the Russian collector, Dr. Alexander von Bunge in 1831 on the grounds of a Buddhist temple near Beijing, this medium-sized hardy pine emphasizes mesmerizing details throughout the year: artful mottled bark, dapper grassy green needles and an airy picturesque silhouette. The ornamental exfoliating bark peels back to reveal an extraordinary tapestry of silvery white, olive green and pale purple splotches amidst 4 in. long rigid needles, arranged in bundles of 3, and small amber brown cones.

Branching near its base, Lacebark Pine grows slowly into a stylish multitrunked specimen with a broad, sometimes shrubby, spreading form that enjoys sunny well-drained sites. Grows slowly. Medium Band.

Size: 20' 0" – 45' 0" high x 20' 0" – 35' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Pinus thunbergii var. Mikawa</i> var. <i>Mikawa</i>

Championed by artists and bonsai aficionados for centuries, this distinctive Pine spotlights pairs of nearly white new growth, thick rigid needles, corky purplish black bark, and stout twisting horizontal branches that can sustain just about any amount of pruning or trimming. Mikawa’s rugged naturally dwarfed trunk crafts an exquisite bonsai specimen, while acquiescing to con-tainer culture, salt spray and poor sandy soil. Grows very slowly.

Medium Band.

Size: 5' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our Featured Plant:  • Heptacodium miconioides

Click here to view our mid October 2019 Newsletter featuring "Heptacodium minoniodes: A Shrub for all seasons & Salvia Splendor!

Heptacodium miconiodes: A Shrub for all Seasons....

A denizen of China, this magnificent large shrub or small-scale deciduous tree promises to inspire you no matter what the season. Large, lustrous rich green foliage is narrowly heart-shaped amid unique exfoliating bark, which peels in thin strips to reveal a warm cinnamon-brown hue. Housed in creamy white clusters, attractive fragrant blossoms unfurl in autumn, and are followed by spectacular masses of small fruit lodged inside rosy purple calyces. Preferring moist sunny alcoves, the rounded muli-stemmed habit thwarts pests, withstands most soil types, and requires little maintenance.

Savor Late Season Salvia Blooms...

Many Salvias unleash a profusion of prismatic flowers well into autumn or up to the first frost. Offering an array of sizes, leaves and flowers, some Salvias bear bicolored blooms such as S. mexicana ‘Compton’s Form’, which sports a persistent darker-hued calyx. Even after its petals are spent, the uniquely colored calyces extend a foliar effect for weeks. Beloved by pollinators, floral designers and gardeners alike, these easy-care perennials and bushy subshrubs are tailor-made for cottage gardens, mixed borders, perennial plantings, rockeries or containers. We’ve included a handful of other plants lending late season allure that can be planted amongst the featured Salvias.

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