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Winter Garden Features

Sorbus commixta (syn. S. discolor, S. reflexipetala) – A Japanese Mountain Ash with clusters of white flowers (from late spring to early summer) followed by a pendulous display of reddish-orange berries that persist into winter. The compound green foliage shifts … Continue reading

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Specimen Conifers

Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ (syn. ‘Glauca Group’, Cedrus libani sub. atlantica ‘Glauca’) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is a large specimen tree and not suited to smaller properties. It features short silvery-blue needles and upright female cones up … Continue reading

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A Conifer Sampler

Tsuga canadensis ‘Betty Rose’ – This is a miniature form of eastern Hemlock with new growth that is pale lime green to near white that contrasts well against the darker older foliage. It has a rounded habit at first but … Continue reading

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Miniature Cyclamen

Cyclamen METIS ‘Bright Red Compact Evolution’ – A miniature cyclamen that can tolerate temperatures close to freezing, meaning that it can be used in fall and winter planters that are sheltered from rain . This variety features a compact growth … Continue reading

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Ornamental Kale / Brassica oleracea

Brassica oleracea ‘Glamour Red’ – The first Ornamental Kale to win an AAS Award (in 2011), ‘Glamour Red’ has unusually glossy foliage of ruffled bluish-green that forms loose heads. These develop a bright purplish-pink center when night temperatures fall below … Continue reading

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New Zealand Sedges / Carex

Carex buchananii ‘Firefox’ – This selection of Leatherleaf Sedge has a more upright form than the species with fine reddish-brown foliage. It has insignificant flowers from August to September and is reliably evergreen. ‘Firefox’ is a good centerpiece choice for … Continue reading

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Winter Violas / Viola cornuta

Viola cornuta SORBET ‘Midnight Glow’ – This Viola has abundant tricolor blooms of deep purple with an indigo blue and bright yellow face, etched with black veining. The Sorbet Series of Violas has excellent cold tolerance, making them ideal for … Continue reading

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