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Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana This native conifer is actually a juniper, not a cedar. Growing to 40 feet tall and 15 feet wide, cultivars range from pyramidal to columnar, while volunteers vary greatly. Trunks have reddish peeling bark and can be handsomely fluted. With age the tree’s lower trunk often...

Delphinium

Delphinium grandiflorum Gardeners can be a romantic, optimistic bunch who fall for plants that, though beautiful, are difficult and buy them anyway. This is true with delphiniums. Though they come in over 300 species of annuals, biennials and perennials, we are drawn to the brightly colored tall...

Purple Smokebush ‘Royal Purple’

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ Purple-pink haze lights up in your garden when smokebush comes into bloom, especially when backlit by the sun. The flower itself is unspectacular; it’s the tiny pinkish hairs on the big 6-8 inch flowerheads that capture light for a long period June to August...

Japanese Stewartia

Japanese Stewartia
Stewartia pseudocamellia Japanese stewartia is always a choice tree, but a special treasure for small city gardens or an accent plant near patio, window or walk. Four season interest begins when camellia-like white flowers with prominent orange anthers appear in June/July, a time when few other...

Sun Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides Coleus in a sunny bed? Unheard of…until now. Long grown for colorful foliage in shade, newer varieties pass the hot sun test with flying colors, literally. In red, lime, peach, yellow, burgundy, pink--all shades at the warm end of the spectrum--plus patterns and frilly-...
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