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2002 ARHS Members and Public Plant Sale

Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural Society

Archived list of plant descriptions from the 2002 May Plant Sale



R. ‘Angel Powder’ – (carolinianum ‘Epoch’ x white mucronulatum) Large trusses of wavy edged, dainty white flowers subtly flushed pink. Upright-growing, dense habit – low to medium in height. Vigorous & floriferous. A Delp hybrid. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Bluenose’ – (augustinii hybrid x dauricum Sempervirens Group)  Large 2”, funnel-shaped,  light violet-blue flowers in lax trusses of 3-5. Upright, open habit to 4’(1.2m) high x 3’(.9m) wide in 10 years. Narrow olive green foliage. A Brueckner hybrid bred in New Brunswick. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Blue Ridge’ – (‘Russautinii’ x augustinii) Small trusses of iridescent, lavender-blue flowers. Faintly fragrant and floriferous. Well-rounded, compact habit to 4’(1.2m) high. Hardy to -12°F    (-24°C). (2 gal – $20.00)

R. campylogynum Myrtilloides Group – A dwarf species with small, dark green glossy leaves and  nodding bell-shaped flowers on long pedicels. Plants in this group are very low growing, have rosy-purple to dark purple flowers and tiny leaves. To 1’(.3m) high with a tightly branched habit. Hardy to -5ºF(-20ºC). Only for the mildest gardens with protection or can be grown in a pot and overwintered in a coldframe.(1 gal. – $15.00)


R. ‘Cream Crest’ – (rupicola v. chryseum x ‘Cilipinense’) Tight trusses of bright creamy yellow, 1″ wide, cup-shaped, flowers. Very early blooming. Glossy, deep green leaves. Dense, compact, upright habit to 4’(1.2m) high. Vigorous. Zone 6b in a protected spot. (1 gal. – $15.00)


R. ‘Pink Pixie’ – (carolinianum ‘Epoch’ x ‘Mini Mode’) Clear pink blooms in trusses which are large for a lepidote. A beautiful new tetraploid hybrid from Jack Looye in Southern Ontario. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Tetra Purple’ – [(Delp’s tetraploid carolinianum fastigiatum) x (Delp’s tetraploid carolinianum x ‘Blue Diamond’)] Deep purple flowers. Very floriferous. Another Looye hybrid. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C).(2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Too Bee’ – (campylogynum ‘Patricia’ x keiskei ‘Yaku Fairy’) Frilly, rosy-pink, bell-shaped flowers. Compact, dwarf, spreading-mounded habit with dense foliage. To 1’(.3m) high x 2’(.6m) wide in 10 yrs. A Berg hybrid hardy to -10°F   (-23°C). (1 Year – $12.00)





R. ‘Babylon’ – (calophytum x praevernum) Huge satiny white flowers flushed pale pink on the reverse and a dark red blotch make this hybrid a knockout. Very early blooming. Large lustrous green leaves with red petioles. Dense, mounded habit. To 5’(1.5m) high in 10 years – much taller with age. Plant in a protected spot. Hardy to -10°F(-23°C). (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Ben Mosely’ – (fortunei x unknown) Light purple-pink flowers with frilled darker edges & a red flair born in tight round trusses. Dark glossy leaves. Compact mounding habit. Vigorous. To 5’(1.5m) high in 10 yrs. A Dexter hybrid. Hardy to least -15°F(-26°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)
R. ‘Bravo’ –  {‘Catalgla’ x [fortunei  x (arboreum x griffithianum)]} Light purplish-pink flowers shading lighter in center in large long-lasting trusses. Upright, open habit. Very vigorous. To 10’(3m) high in 10 years. A Leach hybrid hardy to at least -15°F(-26°C). A dynamite plant for the larger garden – to quote Greer – “You’ll say Bravo.” Don’t miss out. (1 Year – $12.00)


R. bureavioides – A striking species in the Taliensia subsection. Ours may actually turn out to be a R. bureavii hybrid which masqueraded (and probably still does) as the species prior to 1986. In either case the plants will have leaves and flowers larger than R. bureavii. White flowers with pink streaking. Pointed matte green leaves with rusty-red indumentum and tomentum. Dense, shapely habit to 4’(1.2m) high or more. A superb foliage plant. Zone 6, possibly colder. (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Casanova’ – (‘Newburyport Belle’ x ‘Good Hope’) Yellow, pink and orange flowers giving an amber-pink effect. Floriferous & long-lasting. Lustrous green foliage. Well-branched, spreading, mounding habit to 4’(1.2m) high x 5’(1.5m) wide in 10 years. A Leach hybrid.  Zone 5. (1 gal. – $15.00 – May Sale Only)


R. ‘Finlandia’ – [‘Catalga’ x (‘Adrian Koster’ x williamsianum)] Pink buds open pearlescent white in trusses. Striking dark green leaves are heart-shaped with an unusual pronounced hooked downturn. Medium-tall. Well-branched, fairly dense habit. To 3’(.9m) high in 10 years. A Leach hybrid. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Goldfort’ – (‘Goldsworth Yellow’ x fortunei) Pink buds open pale yellow with a greenish-yellow centre. Floriferous & fragrant. Grows into a large open plant with a rounded habit. To 8’(2.4m) high & wide in many years. A proven performer in Halifax and a Best in Show winner. One of my favourites & hard to find. Zone 6. (1 Yr.  – $12.00)


R. ‘Haaga’ – (brachycarpum ssp. tigerstedtii x ‘Dr. HC Dresselhuys’) Dark pink buds open to medium pink flowers. Rich glossy green foliage. Well-branched, rounded, upright habit to 7’(2.1m) high. An extremely hardy hybrid from Finland. Hardy to -33°F(-36°C). (1 gal. – $15.00 – May Sale Only)


R. ‘Harold Amateis’  (maximum x strigillosum) Smashing Large cardinal red flowers in large trusses of 20. Early blooming. Long, narrow, medium green leaves. Grows to 5’(1.5m) tall in 10 years. Broader than tall. Bud hardy to -10°F  (-23°C).  (1 Year – $12.00)


R. (‘Mrs. J.G. Millais’ x ‘LaBar’s White’) – White flowers with a green turning yellow blotch in conical trusses. Compact habit. A Fetterhof hybrid. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C).(2 gal – $12.00 – A Few Only)


R. ‘My Sin’ – A Leach/Trautman hybrid with peach-coloured flowers. Seed parent of ‘Capistrano’. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C). The plants we will be receiving have shaky roots and are recommended for experienced growers only.(2 gal. – $20.00 – A Few Only)


R. ‘Our Friend’ – (‘Scintillation’ O.P.) Large pink flowers with an orange throat in round trusses. Low to medium in height. Named as a tribute to the Ontario hybridizer, Al Smith. Hardy to -15°F   (-26°C).(2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Parker’s Pink’ – Stunning large pink flowers with a pale centre and red spotting in full trusses. Fragrant & floriferous. Large deep green leaves with heavy texture. To 5’(1.5m) high in 10 years and broader than tall. A must-have Dexter hybrid. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C).   (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Percy Wiseman’ – Multi-coloured, funnel-shaped flowers – peach-pink and cream, fading to creamy-white with a yellow throat – in rounded trusses. Very floriferous. Lush glossy dark green foliage. Low, dense, mounded habit. To 3’(.9m) high x 4’(1.2m) wide in 10 years. This is the plant that Kenneth Cox thinks we should all be hybridizing with here in the Maritimes. Hardy to   -15°F(-26°C). Parentage likely not as published. (1 gal. – $15.00)


R. ‘Peter Tigerstedt’ – (brachycarpum ssp. tigerstedtii x ‘Catalgla’) Sparkling white flowers with  heavy purple speckling/blotch. Late blooming. Long lustrous dark green leaves. Upright, open spreading habit. To 6’(1.8m) high x 8’(2.4m) wide. An extremely hardy Finnish hybrid to -33°F(-36°C). (1 gal. – $15.00 – May Sale Only)


R. ‘Phyllis Korn’ – (‘Diana’ x ‘Gomer Waterer’) Very large, flat-faced flowers with incredible substance in large 10” trusses. They open  cream with a hint of yellow and a small red blotch and age to pale yellow with a greenish-yellow blotch. Foliage is very thick, deep green and glossy. Compact, upright well-branched habit. To 5’(1.5m’) high and wide in 10 years. Zone 6 in a protected spot.  (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Pride of Dorchester’ – [(smirnowii x ‘Lady Bessborough’) x yakushimanum] White flowers with a dark red blotch on a compact plant. Heavily indumented foliage. An Al Smith hybrid from Ontario. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Ring’s Monarch’ – (‘Newburyport Belle’ x ‘Graf Zeplin’) Beautiful, large, fragrant, pink blooms on a plant with good foliage. A Tom Ring hybrid. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C).  (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. (‘Sham’s Ruby’ x williamsianum)  – An early blooming hybrid with rose pink flowers.  Dark green foliage resembles williamsianum. Maroon-coloured new growth. A sister seedling of ‘Vinewood.’ Bred at Vineland Station. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Summer Snow’ – [maximum x (ungernii auriculatum)] Very large, 4 ” wide, sparkling white flowers with small yellow-green blotch in loose dome shaped trusses. Fragrant. Large, 9” long leaves on a large upright plant. Vigorous. To 6’(1.8m) tall in 10 years but will become tree-like. A July blooming Leach hybrid! Hardy to -15°F    (-26°C).  (1 Year – $12.00)


R. ‘Teddy Bear’ – (bureavii x yakushimanum) A exceptional hybrid for foliage. Beautiful, glossy, dark green leaves are long and narrow with thick rusty-red indumentum. Dense, compact, spreading-rounded habit. Wavy-edged pale pink flowers  fading to white in large dome-shaped trusses. To 4’(1.2m) x 5’(1.5m) wide in 10 yrs.  Best in bright shade. Zone 5b. (1 gal. – $15.00 – May Sale Only)


R. ‘Vinecrest’ – {[(‘LaBar’s White’ x fortunei) x wardii] x litiense} Peach buds open to yellow flushed with peach and fade to yellow in dome-shaped trusses. Stunning. Olive green foliage. Upright, rounded habit to 4’(1.2m) high & wide in 12 years. An Ontario hybrid from Vineland Station. Hardy to at least -16°F(-27°C).  (1 gal. – $15.00 – May Sale Only)


R. ‘Wintonbury’ – (yakushimanum x fortunei) Soft pink flowers on a compact plant. Lovely, small rounded foliage and bronzy new growth. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C) (1 Year – $12.00)


R. yakushimanum “Whitney Dwarf” – This form of the popular species has smaller leaves and is low growing. Narrow leaves with tan-white indumentum & new growth covered in silver tomentum. Dense foliage covers a symmetrical broadly mounded plant. Rosy-pink buds open to large apple-blossom pink trusses which fade to white. Best in a half day of sun. Like all yaks, we are sure this will be a welcome addition to your collection. Zone 5b.     (1 Year – $12.00)





A. ‘Al’s Picotee’ – (‘Elsie Lee’ x kiusianum) A delightful soft pink & white, hose in hose, bi-colour. Tight mounding habit and good winter leaf retention. Very floriferous. Grown and raised in Ontario by Al Smith. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


A. ‘Bixby’ – (poukhanense hybrid) Large, vibrant dark red flowers. Very floriferous. Compact, dense spreading habit to 2’(.6m) high x 3-4’(.9-1.2m) wide. Deep green foliage turns mahogany red in fall. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). A Mezitt hybrid. (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. kiusianum ‘Mangetsu’ – A delightful selection of the species with bi-coloured flowers of very pale pink edged with lavender pink. Delicate tiered habit. Zone 6, possibly colder.(2 gal – $20.00 – A Few Only)


A. ‘Pride’s Double White’ – Beautiful double white flowers in profusion. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). (2 gal. – $20.00)


A. ‘Pride’s Pale Lilac’ – (kaempferi x poukhanense) Another Pride Azalea with long funnel-shaped very pale lilac flowers. Early blooming & floriferous. Tall growing. A proven performer here.  One of the hardiest. Hardy to  -25°F(-32°C).  (2 gal. – $20.00)


A. ‘Stewartstonian’ – Early blooming bright red Gable hybrid. Early and very floriferous. Glossy dark green foliage turns deep red in autumn. Upright, broad, twiggy habit to 4-5’(1.2-1.5m) high.  Hardy to -20°F(-29°C).          (2 gal. – $20.00)





R. schlippenbachii – (Royal Azalea of Japan) Delicate, pale pink, flat-faced flowers held in clusters of 3 to 6. Distinctive dark green foliage in whorls at the branch tips. Excellent fall colour in shades of red, orange and yellow. Upright, multi-stemmed habit with a rounded shape. Typically grows to about 8’(2.4m) tall but can grow much taller. Needs a bit of lime or bonemeal every year or two.  Zone 5. (2 gal. – $45.00 – A Few Only)


A. ‘Snowbird’ – (atlanticum x canescens) Delightful tubular-funnel-shaped white flowers with an intense sweet fragrance. Rich glaucous blue-green foliage. Broad, mounded, well-branched, stoloniferous habit. To 5’(1.5m) high. A natural hybrid from the Biltmore Estate. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $15.00)




(Cultivate as per rhododendrons except as noted.)


Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’  – A large deciduous shrub with an interesting twiggy, upright, tiered-spreading habit. Dark green leaves in whorls at the branch tips. Beautiful orange, yellow and red fall colours. Small, urn-shaped flowers in pendulous clusters – cream coloured, with stronger red veining and redder tips than the type. Slow growing, 8-12’(2.4-3.6m) high and wide in time. Sun to part shade. Zone 6, possibly colder.  (1 gal. – $15.00)


Enkianthus perulatus – More refined & compact than E. campanulatus. Bright green foliage turns scarlet in fall. Hanging panicles of fragrant, pure white, urn-shaped flowers in spring. Interesting  twiggy layered structure. Mounded in shape and slow growing. Sun to part shade. To 6’(1.8m) high & wide. Zone 6. Very rare & beautiful. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Nana’ – An evergreen shrubby groundcover with stoloniferous, arching branches. Panicles of fragrant, white, pieris-like flowers in spring. Glossy dark green leaves turn bronzy-red in fall & winter. Grows only 2’(.6m) high & spreads up to 5’(1.5m). Plant in shade, protected from drying winter winds. Zone 5.  (1 gal. – $15.00)


Pieris ‘Brouwer’s Beauty’ – (floribunda  x japonica) A hybrid pieris with light green, evergreen foliage and large upright-nodding  panicles of white lily-of-the-valley type flowers in early spring. Airy, purplish-red panicles of showy buds are held over the winter. New foliage is glossy yellowish-green. Broad, upright, dense habit to 10’(3.0m) high x 6’(1.8m) wide in many years. Zone 5b.  (1 gal. – $15.00)


Pieris japonica v. yakushimanum ‘Nocturne’– A compact mounded dwarf selection to 18”(.45m) high and spreading wider. Large white flowers in upright panicles. New foliage is bronzy-orange. Zone 6.     (1 gal. – $15.00)


Pieris japonica v. yakushimanum ‘Prelude’ – A slow growing compact selection to 2’(.6m) high x 3’(.9m) wide. Late blooming & floriferous. Long lasting, honey-scented flowers held in nodding panicles. Flower buds are pink in winter. New growth is bright pink! Zone 6.  (1 gal. – $15.00)





Abies koreana ‘Prostrate Beauty’ – A Korean Fir cultivar with a dense, horizontal, spreading habit and long needles. Very showy upright purple cones. Will eventually grow to knee height and 10’(3m) or more across. An exceptional plant but needs lots of space. Prune out any upright leaders. Zone 6.  (1 Litre – $10.00)


Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Haage’ – A beautiful dwarf Hinoki Cypress with tight, dark green foliage and an irregular pyramidal, compact shape. Tips sometimes turn golden brown in winter. Very low growing. 2-3′(.6-.9m) high x 1.5’(.2m) wide in many yrs. Best in full sun. Zone 6.(1 gal. – $20.00)

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’ – One of the best cultivars. Stunning year-round lemon-yellow foliage if grown in full sun! Tight, irregular, broad-pyramidal habit with cup-shaped leaf sprays. Very slow growing reaching a height of 15”(.4m) high by 8”(.2m) wide in 10 years. May eventually reach  a height of 6’(1.8m) or more. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Baby Blue’ – (Sawara False Cypress) A sport of ‘Boulevard’ with tiny, dense, bright turquoise foliage. Starts out as a dense upright globe eventually forming an upright-conical plant to 6’ high. Relatively slow growing –  6-8” per year. Bronze winter colour and peeling red-brown bark. One of the hardiest varieties. Zone 5.  (1 gal. – $20.00 – A Few Only)


Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Pincushion’ – A very dwarf cultivar – to 10”(.25m) high x 15”(.4m) wide in 10 years with a dense mounded habit. Dark green foliage is tipped with bright gold colour. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $25.00 – A Few Only)


Picea glauca ‘Jean’s Dilly’ – This Dwarf Alberta Spruce  has shorter and thinner needles with the shoots ending in a twist. Very slow growing with a denser, narrower habit reaching a height of 5’(1.5m). Best in full sun. Zone 4.  (3” pot – $5.00)


Pinus parviflora ‘Adcock’s Dwarf’ – One of the dwarfest selections of the Japanese White Pine. Miniature grey-green needles twist around the stems.  Slow growing with a compact, congested, mounded habit to 3’(.9m) high x 5’(1.5m.)wide in many years. Full sun. Zone 5. (1 Litre – $10.00)


Pinus strobus ‘Horsford Dwarf’ – An exceptional dwarf form of the Eastern White Pine with a tight, compact rounded habit. Dense, long, soft green needles creating a soft overall texture. Grows to 2’(.6m) high in 10 years and may eventually reach a size of 4’(1.2m) high x 5’(1.5m) wide. Full sun. Zone 5, possibly colder. (1 Litre – $10.00)


Taxus x media ‘Maureen’ – A hardy & slow growing columnar yew! Very slow growing reaching only 4’(1.2m) high  x 1’(.3m) wide in 10 years! Zone 6.  (1 gal. – $20.00)


Taxus x media ‘Sentinalis’ – Another columnar hardy yew. Faster growing. May reach 8′(2.4m) high x 2′(.6m) wide. Zone 6.        (3.5” pot – $5.00)


Thujopsis dolabrata v. hondai – (Staghorn Cedar) Resembles a cedar but has broader, flatter, fan-like foliage – glossy green above & marked with white below. Thin red bark exfoliates in papery layers. Appearance is similar to regular thujopsis but grows much larger with larger fruit. Broad conical habit. Very slow growing. May eventually reach 30’(9.0m) or more in height but probably not in your lifetime. Needs a protected, moist, but well-drained site. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)
Tsuga canadensis ‘Bennett’ – A stunning low- spreading Hemlock selection. Fan-like branches  with pendulous tips form a beautiful mounded-tiered shrub with a depressed centre. Light green,  feathery foliage. Slow growing to 2’(.6m) high x 3’(.9m) wide in 10 years – may eventually reach 5’(1.5m) high x 6’(1.8m) wide.  (1 gal. – $20.00)





Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ – (acuminata ‘Fertile Myrtle’ x denudata ‘Sawada’s Cream’) Single-trunked, broad, conical upright tree to 25’(7.5m) or more high. Stunning, 3-4” dark buttery yellow flowers sit upright on its branches. Floriferous at a young age. Hardy to at least -22°F(-30°C),  probably colder. A Savage hybrid. (1 gal. – $20.00 – May Sale Only)


Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ – (acuminata x denudata) Multi-trunked, pyramidal, upright tree to 30’ (9.0m) high. Fragrant, large, 6”, clear pale yellow, flowers with a long tapering form, opening cup-shaped. Late & long blooming. Foliage emerges copper coloured. An old and beautiful hybrid from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Zone 6.  (Potted – 3’(.9m) – $65.00)


Magnolia ‘Goldstar’ – (acuminata var. subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ x stellata ‘Rubra’) Upright growing, densely branched and symmetrical to 25’(7.5m) high. Frost tolerant, creamy yellow, 4” flowers shaped like a star magnolia. New foliage emerges bronzy-red.  Vigorous. A Savage hybrid. Zone 6, possibly colder.(Potted -3’(.9m) – $65.00)


Magnolia ‘Yellowbird’ – (acuminata x  x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’) Wide, upright, multi-trunked tree to 40’(12.0m) high. Tulip-shaped, 3.5”, yellow flowers are smaller than ‘Elizabeth’ but yellower and tinged green at the base. Flowers are held upright on the branches. Another hybrid from the Brookyln Botanic Gardens. Zone 6. (Potted – 3’(.9m) – $65.00)

Magnolia zenii – A rare chinese species which resembles M. denudata. Fragrant, 2-3” white flowers with a purple base and veining, and red stamens. The earliest blooming and frost tolerant. Single-trunked and pyramidal in habit it can reach a height of 20’(6m). Zone 6, possibly colder. As  these are seed-grown, pink forms may show!(1 gal. – $20.00/3 gal. – $75.00)





Abeliophyllum distichum – (White Forsythia) A deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches and a rounded habit. Masses of small white fragrant flowers along the stems very early in spring. As with Forsythias, once established, prune out 1/3 of old wood every year after flowering. Alternatively,  prune back hard every 3-4 years. Great for forcing. Sun to part shade. To 5’(1.5m) high x 4’(1.2m) wide. Zone 6, possibly colder. (1 gal. – $15.00)


Acer palmatum ‘Kotohime’ – (Dwarf Harp Japanese Maple) A rare and beautiful japanese maple. Tiny leaves born closely together on a dwarf, upright twiggy plant. Leaves emerge bright-rose to orange-red, age to bright, light green & turn yellow and orange in the fall. May grow up to 6’(1.8m) tall in many years. Zone 6b. (1 gal. – $30.00 – Two Only)


Acer palmatum ‘Omure yama’ – An absolutely incredible weeping Japanese maple. Upright with  arching branches when young. With age the branches become weeping. To 15’(5m) high & wide in many years with a rounded crown. Brilliant green, 7-lobed, deeply cut leaves have an orange cast in the spring and turn gold, orange and red in fall. Vigorous. Zone 6. Stunning.(2 gal. – $40.00 – A Few Only)


Acer pseudosieboldianum – (Korean maple) The answer for those who are unable to grow Japanese maples. Purple flowers and reddish brown branches contrast with fresh, light-green leaves. Brilliant fall colours ranging from scarlet to orange and yellow. Vigorous growing with a rounded habit. Grows 15-25’(4.5-7.5m) high. Zone 5, probably colder.   (1 gal. – $15.00)


Chionanthus virginicus – (White Fringetree) A deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with an open-spreading habit & rounded crown. Slow growing to 12-20′(3.6-6m) tall by 10-20′(3.0-6m) wide. Dark green glossy leaves emerge late and turn yellow in fall. Fragrant flowers with long narrow petals born in large, whispy, cascading panicles in early summer. Very floriferous. Full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Slow to establish and difficult to transplant. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $15.00)


Cornus kousa v. chinensis – (Korean Dogwood) A small, multi-stemmed, shrubby tree, to 25’(7.5m) tall, with a dense horizontal habit. White flowers appear in early August, last for weeks, and are followed by raspberry-shaped red fruit. Bronze or crimson fall colour. Beautiful bark with age. Best in light shade. Requires good drainage. Hardy to   -25°F(-32°F). This year we have the following two new varieties available:

             ‘Autumn Rose’  A smaller growing cultivar growing to 12-16’(3.5-4.9m) tall selected for its fall colour –

pink  to dark-red. Waxy light green foliage emerges yellow to lime green.

Flowers open light green and age to creamy-white.
Very floriferous.  (2 gal. – $25.00)

              ‘Gold Cup’ – More vigorous & upright than ‘Gold Star’, this variegated cultivar has slightly concave dark green leaves

with a prominent yellow central splash. White flowers. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Somerset’ – (cneorum x caucasica) Lesser known than ‘Carol Mackie’, this cultivar has semi-evergreen, dark blue-green leaves.  Very fragrant, pale blush-pink flowers in late spring and often again in the fall. Heavy blooming. Fruit is poisonous. Dense, twiggy, upright mounded habit to 3’(.9m) tall x 5’(1.5m) wide. Well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Difficult to transplant. Zone 5.   (3.5” pot – $5.00)


Fagus  sylvatica ‘Ansorgei’  – (Purple Willow- Leaved Beech) A very rare and unusual cultivar with long, narrow (½” wide) dark purple leaves that hang down from the branches. Shrubby & slow growing Open, airy, feathery appearance. Zone 5. Seldom offered & a bargain! (1 gal. – $40.00 – A Few Only)


Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa Purpurea’ – (Purple Parasol Beech) Another rare cultivar. This one has a contorted, mounded or flat-topped, wide-spreading habit. Leaves are dark purple with undulating margins. Grows to 3-4’(.9-1.2m) wide in 5 years. Zone 5.    (1 gal. – $35.00)





Bergenia ‘Pink Dragonfly’ – A medium-sized Bergenia with thick, waxy, narrow leaves. In spring, coral pink flowers flushed darker in the centre are born in clusters on 15” stalks. Shiny, plum-red leaves with pink veining in winter (like dragonfly wings). Full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Zone 5, possibly colder. (3.5” pot – $7.00)


Brunnera macrophylla ‘Langtrees’ – (Siberian Bugloss) A beautiful foliage plant. Large, grey-green, heart-shaped leaves with metallic silver markings. Blue flowers resemble forget-me-nots. Grows to 12”(.3m)high x 24”(.6m) wide. Great for use as a ground cover in part-shade or shade. Moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Zone 5. (3.5” pot – $7.00)


Cimicifuga simplex ‘Black Negligee’ – (Bugbane) Bugbanes have come a long way since ‘Brunette’  & ‘Atropurpurea.’ This exciting new cultivar has the darkest purplish-black leaves yet. Leaves are deeply cut giving a very lacy effect thus the name. Clump-forming, it grows to 3-4’(.9-1.2m) high in foliage and another 2’(.6m) higher when fluffy racemes of small, creamy white, purple tinged, flowers appear in late summer and early fall. Very fragrant. Part-shade in moist, well drained soil. Will take some time to get established and resents drying out. Zone 5 or colder. Spectacular, don’t miss out.  (3.5” pot – $10.00)


Corydalis elata – Fragrant, clear blue flowers with a hint of purple in late spring and summer. Similar to C. flexuosa & its varieties in flower but with a taller, more upright habit and does not go dormant in summer. Shade to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. To 16”(.4m) high in flower x 16”(.4m) wide. Zone 6.   (3.5” pot – $7.00)


Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – This stunning hybrid spreads slowly unlike most rampant and self-sowing bleeding hearts. Forms a mound of lacy, very blue, delicate fern-like foliage. Large, dark rose to rosy-pink flowers are born over a very long period of time. To 8” high x 14” wide. Shade to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Zone 6.   (3.5” pot – $7.00)


Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – A very slow growing weeping/arching grass with rich golden variegated foliage. Looks like a miniature bamboo. Not invasive. For moist part shade – scorches in full sun if dry. Very elegant, very choice. Perhaps the nicest of the small grasses. Looks great arching over a pot or  wall. Grows to 12”(.3m)  high x 18”(.45m) wide. Deciduous – cut back in early spring. Zone 6. In a small size at a great price. (3.5” pot – $5.00)


Tiarella ‘Cygnet’ – (Foam Flower) A semi-evergreen spring-blooming perennial for shade or part shade. Closely related to heucheras. Elongated and arching buff-beige leaves which become infused with tints of purple and green. Fragrant pink flowers in profusion on fluffy racemes to 18”(.45m) high. Zone 5.    (3.5” pot – $5.00)


Vinca minor ‘Illumination’ – A new variegated periwinkle. Green edged leaves have a rich golden centre which slowly ages to cream. Blue flowers. Sure to brighten up any dark spot in shade or part shade. Zone 5.     (1 gal. – $10.00)


Vinca minor ‘Sterling Silver’ – Another variegated periwinkle. Medium green leaves with creamy-white edges. A striking backdrop to the blue flowers. Zone 5.     (1 gal. – $10.00)


Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’ – Incredible silver-veined, grey leaves are deeply cut and ruffled. Large pale blue or white flowers in spring. Vigorous. Grows to 6” high x 8” wide. Does not self sow. Shade to part shade. Zone 6. A spectacular must have plant. (3.5” pot – $5.00)