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Ginkgo and Foliage Shrubs

Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubiformis’ (syn. ‘Tubifolia’) – The Tube-Leaf Ginkgo is a semi-dwarf tree with young leaves that curl into a vase shape and literally hold a few dew drops. The pale green leaves shift to your typical yellow to gold … Continue reading

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Winter Feature Shrubs

Corylopsis himalayana ‘Winter Glow’ – This cultivar of Himalaya Winter Hazel is native to India and Bhutan and was introduced by Piroche Plants. It blooms from late winter into early spring with pale yellow racemes before the leaves emerge. May … Continue reading

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Foliage Shrubs

Prunus laurocerasus ETNA (syn. ‘Anbri’) – A dwarf form of English Laurel that can be grown as a solitary specimen plant or trained as an evergreen hedge. The new growth is an attractive bronzy-orange, maturing to the typical glossy bright … Continue reading

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Pink-Flowered Rhododendrons II

Rhododendron ‘Helen Child’ – This hard to find Rhododendron was bred by H.L. Larson of Tacoma Washington and features funnel-shaped bright pink flowers borne in April that are lighter or near white in the center. The dark green leaves are … Continue reading

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Abies and Other Conifers

Abies pinsapo ‘Aurea’ – Golden Spanish Fir grows slower than the species (about 6″ a year), with the new growth being an attractive creamy-yellow that matures to a silvery-blue. While it may take some time, it eventually develops a dominant … Continue reading

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Yew / Taxus

Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ – This female cultivar of English Yew is a spreading form and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. It will thrive in just about any exposure (full sun, part sun, shade) and features horizontal branches with … Continue reading

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Shrubs with Interesting Foliage

Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ – This evergreen shrub or Box Honeysuckle is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and was introduced back in 1967. It features branches of tiny bright gold leaves that can wash out (or whiten a … Continue reading

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