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Quercus virginiana
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Juniperus virginiana
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Pistachia chinensis
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Loropetalum chinense 'Carolina Midnight'
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
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Juniperus virginiana 'Brodie'
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Taxodium distichum
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Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer II'
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'
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Quercus macrocarpa
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Acer rubrum 'Brandywine' 
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Prunus caroliniana
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Magnolia grandiflora 'DD Blanchard'
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Ulmus parvifolia
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
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Quercus polymorpha
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Lagerstroemia x 'Muskogee'
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Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez’
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Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
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Ilex x 'Magland'
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Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
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Ilex decidua
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Quercus shumardii
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Southern Charm'
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Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
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Ilex x 'Eagleston'
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Ulmus crassifolia
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Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’
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Lagerstroemia x 'JM5'
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Platanus mexicana
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Juniperus virginiana 'Burkii'
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'
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Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'
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Lagerstroemia x ‘Tuskegee’
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Lagerstroemia x 'JM1'
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Crape MyrtleThunderstruck 'Lavender Skies'
Lagerstroemia x 'JM8'
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Crape MyrtleThunderstruck 'White Lightning'
Lagerstroemia x 'JM4'
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Crape MyrtleThunderstruck 'Ruby'
Lagerstroemia x 'JM7'
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Ilex x 'Conty' PP #12,009
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Lagerstroemia x 'JM10'
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Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point'
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Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'
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Hesperocyparis glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'
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Hesperocyparis glabra 'Blue Ice'
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Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris'
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Juniperus virginiana ‘Idyllwild’
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Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca'
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Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’
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Ilex vomitoria
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Cercis canadensis ‘JN21'
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Ilex crenata 'Steeds'
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Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
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Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
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Ligustrum japonicum 'Recurvifolium'
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Osmanthus fragrans
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Ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burford'
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Juniperus virginiana 'Corcorcor'
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Juniperus virginiana ‘Hillspire’
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Podocarpus macrophyllus
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Ilex x 'EN-6' PPAF
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Cedrus deodara ‘Patti Faye’
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Chionanthus retusus
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Ilex x 'Emily Bruner'
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Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide Candle'
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Camellia sasanqua 'Moonshadow'
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Ilex x 'EN5' PPAF
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Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
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Camellia sasanqua 'Rose of Autumn'
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Ilex x 'Savannah'
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Quercus muehlenbergii
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Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'
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Chilopsis linearis 'Sweet Bubba'
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Ilex x 'Conaf'
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Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Snow'
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Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston'
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Cercis canadensis var. texensis
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Cercis canadensis var. texensis 'Traveller'
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Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
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RedbudBlack Pearl Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'JN16'
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AltheaAphrodite Althea
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
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Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
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Prunus mexicana
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Crape MyrtleThunderstruck 'White Flash'
Lagerstroemia x 'JM6'
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Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy'
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Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Maki'
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Distylium 'PIIDIST-IV'
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Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine'
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Loropetalum chinense 'Carolina Midnight'
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Magnolia grandiflora 'Claudia Wannamaker'
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Ilex x 'Conin'
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Koelreuteria paniculata
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Acer Buergerianum ‘ABMTF’
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Parrotia persica 'JLColumnar'
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Quercus x warei 'Nadler'
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Ilex vomitoria 'Kathy Ann'
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Carya illinoinensis 'Desirable'
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Magnolia 'Ann'
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RedbudRising Sun Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'JN2'
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RedbudForest Pansy Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
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Lagerstroemia x 'Autauga'
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Walter
ViburnumWalter's Viburnum 'Select'
Viburnum obovatum 'Select'
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ViburnumWalter's Viburnum 'Withla'
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Live Oak Image

A symbol of strength and resilience in the Texan landscape, the Live Oak is a truly magnificent tree. Its sprawling canopy, formed by wide-arching branches, provides a welcome shade in the hot Texas sun. Some Live Oaks boast branches so long and graceful that they touch the ground, creating a living archway. The dense foliage consists of dark green, elliptical leaves with a waxy sheen. These stiff, leathery leaves can reach 5 inches in length and have a lighter, grayish-green underside. Despite shedding their leaves annually in spring, new growth emerges quickly, giving the Live Oak a near-evergreen appearance. Younger Live Oaks showcase smooth, light gray bark. As these titans mature, their bark transforms into a rugged, dark gray or even black, adorned with a network of ridges and furrows. This transformation reflects the Live Oak’s incredible longevity; some specimens are known to stand for centuries. These majestic trees are remarkably drought-tolerant and thrive in clay loam soil, making them perfectly adapted to the Texan climate. Whether known as a Live Oak, Coastal Live Oak, Virginia Live Oak, or Southern Live Oak, this iconic tree is a cherished part of the Texan landscape.

Eastern Red Cedar
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A common sight across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, the Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a versatile and adaptable evergreen tree. Its form can also vary, starting as a conical shrub in its youth before maturing into a more upright evergreen with a picturesque, narrow, and compact crown. In its older stages, the Eastern Redcedar’s form can become more broad and irregular. The Eastern Redcedar is admired for its resilience. It thrives in a wide range of conditions, tolerating everything from dry, rocky hillsides to moist and rainy climates. This adaptability makes it a popular choice for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance evergreen that can withstand various weather patterns. Additionally, its aromatic foliage adds a pleasant scent to your outdoor space. The Eastern Redcedar’s scale-like leaves, typically a dark green or blue-green, sometimes take on a bronze hue in winter, adding a touch of seasonal color variation. Come fall, the Eastern Redcedar transforms yet again. Female trees produce an abundance of pale blue, fleshy “berries” that are technically cones. These juniper berries are a delightful food source for birds and other wildlife, adding to the ecological value of this remarkable tree.

Chinese Pistachio
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The Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis) is a captivating deciduous tree that brings a touch of drama and seasonal flair to any landscape. Native to mountainous regions of central and western China, this resilient tree thrives in harsh winters and shrugs off drought, heat, and wind with ease. In fact, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service awarded the Chinese Pistachio the prestigious “Earth-Kind” designation, making it the first shade tree to receive this honor. This recognition highlights the tree’s exceptional resistance to pests and diseases. While mature heights can vary depending on the cultivar, Chinese Pistachios typically reaches 30-40 feet tall with a rounded to spreading canopy that can reach 20-30 feet wide. This impressive size makes them a statement piece in larger gardens or parks, offering shade and visual interest throughout the year. Beyond its size and adaptability, the Chinese Pistachio is renowned for its captivating foliage. Unlike many trees that boast green leaves throughout the summer, the Chinese Pistachio truly shines in fall. Its feathery, compound leaves, composed of numerous leaflets, transform from a glossy green to a dazzling display of fiery hues. The leaves erupt in a vibrant spectacle of orange, red, and yellow, creating a breathtaking autumn display that rivals any New England maple. This dazzling transformation adds a pop of color to the fall landscape, making the Chinese Pistachio a true showstopper. The Chinese Pistachio offers more than just stunning fall foliage. In spring, the tree produces inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers, followed by small, inedible fruits that mature in fall. Additionally, the Chinese Pistachio’s bark provides year-round interest. Young trees have smooth, gray bark that matures into a beautifully textured and fissured surface, adding a touch of character to the winter landscape. Overall, the Chinese Pistachio is a versatile and visually captivating tree that offers something special in every season.

Carolina Midnight Loropetalum Espalier
Carolina Midnight Loropetalum Espalier Image

An espaliered Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a stunning and unique way to showcase this beautiful shrub. Espaliering involves training the branches of the Loropetalum to grow flat against a wall or fence in a specific pattern, such as a fan, candelabra, or horizontal cordon. This technique creates a living architectural element that adds a touch of formality and elegance to your garden. The deep burgundy-purple foliage of the Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is particularly well-suited for espaliering. The rich color creates a dramatic focal point on your wall or fence, and the flattened form allows you to appreciate the intricate details of the leaves and branches up close. Throughout spring, the vibrant fuchsia flowers add another layer of interest, contrasting beautifully against the dark foliage.

Little Gem Magnolia Espalier
Little Gem Magnolia Espalier Image

Transform your outdoor space with the captivating Little Gem Magnolia espalier. Unlike traditional magnolia trees, this unique version is trained to grow flat against a wall or fence. This space-saving design (typically reaching 8-10 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide) allows you to create a stunning focal point in even smaller gardens, patios, or balconies. The Little Gem Magnolia espalier boasts more than just a compact form. Throughout spring, this evergreen beauty erupts with a dazzling display of creamy white, fragrant flowers. These delicate blooms stand out against the lush, dark green foliage, adding a touch of elegance and perfume to your landscape. Even after the flowers fade, the Little Gem continues to provide year-round interest with its glossy evergreen leaves. This easy-care option thrives in full sun and requires minimal pruning to maintain its espaliered form, making it a perfect choice for adding a touch of magnolia to any space.

Brodie Eastern Red Cedar
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The Brodie Eastern Red Cedar (often referred to as Brodie Juniper) is one of the most popular cultivars of Juniperus virginiana because of its narrow pyramidal growth habit. Traditionally Eastern Red Cedar (parent plant of the Brodie Juniper) have not has as much popularity in smaller landscapes due to their mature width of 25’. Brodie Junipers will reach a mature width of 12’ which gives them more versatility in smaller landscapes and they are often used as privacy screens in narrower landscapes. Brodie Junipers have naturally dense canopies with dark green foliage that have a very smooth feel which differs from it’s parent needle like foliage. Another plus to the Brodie Juniper is the uniformity of their canopies since they are all taken from cuttings; its parent, the Eastern Red Cedar, has been known to have a lot of variance in the shape and size of their canopies. Brodie Junipers have proven to be extremely drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to handle a wide variety of soil conditions. In late fall they will produce an abundance of dark blue berries.

Common Names: Eastern Red Cedar ‘Brodie’, Brodie Juniper, Brodie Cedar, Virginia Juniper, Red Juniper, Pencil Cedar, Carolina Cedar

Bald Cypress
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The Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) stands out as a unique and fascinating addition to any landscape. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, the bald cypress sheds its feathery, needle-like leaves in the fall, earning its nickname “bald.” This deciduous conifer thrives in swampy areas and along riverbanks, boasting a remarkable adaptation for surviving in flooded environments. It develops “cypress knees,” woody growths that project from the roots upwards through the water. These knees are believed to help the tree take in oxygen and provide stability in the soft, wet soil. Towering over wetlands, the bald cypress can reach majestic heights of 80 to 100 feet with a wide, spreading canopy. Its reddish-brown bark is furrowed and vertically striated, adding a touch of texture and interest to the winter landscape. Young bald cypress trees tend to have a conical shape, but as they mature, their branches become more horizontal. This unique form, combined with the presence of cypress knees, creates a captivating visual impression in swampy habitats. Despite its preference for wet environments, the bald cypress is surprisingly adaptable. It can tolerate drier soils as well, making it a more versatile choice than one might initially think. Its slow-growing nature means it can live for centuries, becoming a majestic and enduring landmark in the landscape. The Bald Cypress is a symbol of resilience, thriving in challenging conditions and adapting to its environment with unique features like cypress knees and seasonal foliage changes. The bald cypress offers a unique combination of beauty, resilience, and ecological value, making it a truly remarkable tree.

Allee Elm
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The Allee Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Allee’) is a captivating and resilient tree that adds a touch of elegance and history to any landscape. This cultivar, discovered by Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia, boasts a unique growth habit reminiscent of the grand American Elm. Reaching a mature height of 60-70 feet with a stately, upright spreading canopy stretching up to 50 feet wide, the Allee Elm makes a powerful statement in larger gardens or parks. Beyond its impressive size and nostalgic form, the Allee Elm offers several key advantages. Unlike its elm predecessors, the Allee Elm boasts exceptional resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. This makes it a healthy and reliable choice for gardeners seeking a long-lasting shade tree. Adding to its resilience, the Allee Elm thrives in a wide range of conditions, tolerating full sun to partial shade and adapting well to various soil types. This adaptability makes it a versatile choice for gardeners in many regions. The Allee Elm offers visual interest throughout the year. In spring, the tree unfolds delicate green leaves that cast a dappled shade in summer. As fall approaches, these leaves transform into a warm yellow hue, adding a subtle touch of color to the autumn landscape. However, the true star of the show is the Allee Elm’s magnificent bark. As the tree matures, its outer bark exfoliates in small patches, revealing a mesmerizing mosaic of orange, tan, and gray underneath. This captivating texture adds visual intrigue in winter, especially when highlighted against a snowy backdrop. The Allee Elm stands as a testament to both beauty and resilience, offering a lasting addition to your landscape.

Bracken Brown Beauty
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The Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia was discovered as a seedling by Ray Bracken in 1967 and is now located on their farm in South Carolina. The Bracken Brown Beauty has earned a dominant status among the Magnolia grandiflora cultivars and it has several unique qualities that are responsible for this popularity. The Bracken Brown Beauty has the widest hardiness range given to any Magnolia grandiflora cultivar being able to handle -20°F. The Bracken Brown Beauty has more durability than other Magnolias as it can handle a wider variance of soil conditions and water levels than any other Magnolia grandiflora cultivar. At an age of 42 years old, the mother tree of the Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia stands at 30’ tall and 20’ wide producing a compact pyramidal-oval crown. The dense growth habit of the Bracken Brown Beauty is self perpetuated by its multiple branching breaks from each spent flower giving numerous shortened branches. The Bracken Brown Beauty has leathery textured 5 to 8 inch oblong leaves that appear glossy, dark green on top and the underside is covered with a fine cinnamon brown fuzz. In the spring and sporadically throughout the summer the Bracken Brown Beauty produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. These qualities allow the Bracken Brown Beauty to have tremendous versatility from tall dense screens, landscape specimens or framing accents.

Bur Oak
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Native to the Blackland Prairies of central and north Texas, the Bur Oak reigns as a symbol of resilience and grandeur in the region’s landscape. These majestic trees boast stately figures with densely rounded crowns, exuding an aura of magnificence and strength. Their large, leathery leaves, measuring between 8 to 12 inches in length and 4 to 5 inches in width, showcase a dark green hue on their upper surface, contrasting elegantly with a lighter grayish-green tone beneath. What truly distinguishes the Bur Oak’s foliage is its variability in shape, featuring 5 to 9 lobes of varying sizes, with diminutive lower lobes and regal upper lobes that resemble a crown, epitomizing its noble stature.

Adapted to thrive in the harsh, arid conditions of the Texas prairies, Bur Oaks exhibit unparalleled drought tolerance, owing to their extensive taproots that delve deep into the earth. It is this remarkable adaptation that solidifies their status as the predominant tree species in north-central Texas, anchoring the landscape with unwavering resilience. Despite enduring harsh environmental conditions, Bur Oaks stand the test of time, boasting longevity that places them among the longest-lived oaks in Texas, a testament to their enduring legacy.

Renowned for their prodigious acorns, Bur Oaks produce the largest of any oak species, measuring a substantial 1 1/2 inches in length, nearly enveloped by a furry cap. This bountiful yield not only sustains countless wildlife species but also contributes to the intricate ecological balance of their native habitat. Revered by locals and affectionately known by various monikers such as Mossycup Oak, Mossy Overcup Oak, and Prairie Oak, the Bur Oak embodies the spirit of resilience and adaptability, enriching the Texas landscape with its majestic presence for generations to come.

Brandywine Maple
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A popular cultivar of Red Maple due to its densely oval to rounded canopy, heat tolerance and dependable fall color. Very similar to the October Glory Maple, but the Brandywine will have a slightly denser canopy and a deeper red leaf color in the fall. The Brandywine Maple produces small red flowers and samaras (helicopter seeds) in the spring before the buds appear. When the star shaped leaves emerge on a Brandywine Maple they are tinged with red and then develop into a medium green color. In the fall Brandywine Maples produce a deep orange to red fall color that persists well into November. Throughout the growing season Brandywine Maples maintain a very dense canopy despite their vigorous growth rates due to the short spacing between the branch points. Brandywine Maple trees are adaptable to dry or wet soil conditions and are better adapted to the warmer Texas climate than any other Red Maple cultivar. The Brandywine Maple also has winter interest because the new branch growth retains a red color after the leaves drop.

Cherry Laurel
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A touch of southern charm graces any landscape with the inclusion of the Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana). This native North American shrub or small tree thrives in the southeastern United States, stretching from the Carolinas down to Florida and west to Texas. Mature specimens typically reach 15-30 feet tall, boasting a dense, pyramidal to oval form. Cherry Laurel is a versatile plant, well-suited for a variety of landscaping needs. Whether you desire a stunning evergreen screen to add privacy, a beautiful flowering accent, or a low-maintenance hedge, the Cherry Laurel can deliver. Beyond its adaptability, the Cherry Laurel offers captivating features throughout the year. In late winter to early spring, the tree erupts in a delightful display of fragrant, white flowers clustered in racemes. These blooms may be small, but their delicate beauty and pleasant scent add a touch of elegance to the spring landscape. Following the flowers, the Cherry Laurel produces small, green fruits that mature to a shiny black by fall. Despite the caution with the fruits, the Cherry Laurel boasts numerous benefits. Once established, it requires minimal watering thanks to its drought tolerance. It also thrives in a variety of light conditions, tolerating full sun to partial shade. This easy-going nature, coupled with its dense foliage and attractive form, makes the Cherry Laurel a popular choice for southern gardeners seeking a touch of evergreen elegance and year-round visual interest.

DD Blanchard Magnolia
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The DD Blanchard Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’) stands out as a majestic and long-lasting addition to any landscape. Reaching a mature height of 40-50 feet with a sprawling canopy of 25-35 feet wide, the D.D. Blanchard makes a grand statement in any space. Unlike some magnolia varieties, the DD Blanchard boasts a unique ability to maintain a central leader, allowing it to be grown with a single trunk for a more formal appearance. Alternatively, it can be pruned to showcase its naturally dense, pyramidal branching habit. The DD Blanchard dazzles not only with its size but also with its captivating foliage and blooms. Large, glossy, and evergreen, the leaves are a deep green with a fuzzy, bronze underside that adds a touch of textural interest. This evergreen characteristic ensures the D.D. Blanchard provides year-round visual appeal, even in the coldest months. Come spring, the show truly begins. The D.D. Blanchard erupts in a magnificent display of giant, fragrant, white flowers. These cup-shaped beauties, measuring up to 8 inches wide, are a captivating sight and fill the air with a delightful scent. The DD Blanchard continues to impress throughout the summer with its large, cone-like fruit clusters that mature to reveal rose-red coated seeds in fall. This combination of stunning blooms, impressive size, and evergreen foliage makes the DD Blanchard a true showstopper for any landscape.

Lacebark Elm
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The Lacebark Elm, also known as a Chinese Elm, is a captivating addition to any landscape, offering a unique combination of beauty, resilience, and adaptability. This medium-sized tree, native to China, Korea, and Japan, typically reaches a height of 40-60 feet with a broad, vase-shaped crown. Its graceful, drooping branchlets add a touch of elegance to its overall form. But the true star of the show is the lacebark itself. Unlike most elms with smooth or ridged bark, the Lacebark Elm lives up to its name with a stunning display of mottled bark. This unique feature develops as the outer bark flakes away in patches, revealing a vibrant mix of brown, gray, green, and even orange underneath. This captivating patchwork creates a visually intriguing texture that adds interest throughout the year. In winter, when the leaves have fallen, the lacebark truly takes center stage, adding a touch of artistic flair to the otherwise stark landscape. Beyond its captivating bark, the Lacebark Elm offers other desirable qualities. It’s a champion of resilience, tolerating a wide range of conditions including drought, some salt, and even alkaline soils. This adaptability makes it a suitable choice for gardeners in various regions. Additionally, the Lacebark Elm is known for its resistance to Dutch Elm Disease, a devastating illness that has plagued many other elm species. This makes it a healthy and reliable choice for those seeking a beautiful and long-lasting tree.

Little Gem Magnolia
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Dreaming of a Southern magnolia experience but lacking the space? The Little Gem Magnolia might be your perfect match. This charming dwarf variety offers all the elegance of its larger cousin in a more manageable package. Its upright form boasts an oval, rounded canopy, creating a classic silhouette that complements any garden design. Unlike its sprawling relatives, the Little Gem Magnolia stays compact, reaching a mature height of 20 feet with a width of 14 feet. But don’t be fooled by its size – the Little Gem packs a punch in the floral department. Renowned for its prolific blooms, this magnolia produces a breathtaking display of large, fragrant flowers for a staggering six months, from May all the way through October. Imagine your garden filled with the intoxicating scent of creamy white, saucer-shaped blossoms, each measuring a full 8 inches wide. The visual feast doesn’t stop there. Lush, deep green foliage complements the blooms perfectly. The Little Gem Magnolia boasts beautiful oblong leaves, 5 to 7 inches long, with a glossy sheen on top. Take a closer look, and you’ll find a fascinating contrast – the undersides of the leaves are a fuzzy bronze-brown, adding a touch of textural interest. Compared to its close relative, the Teddy Bear Magnolia, the Little Gem offers a more open and airy canopy, allowing for dappled sunlight to peek through. Plus, it’s a flowering champion, producing a significantly heavier volume of blooms. With narrower leaves and a faster growth rate, the Little Gem Magnolia offers a distinct yet equally captivating alternative for gardens of all sizes.

Monterrey Oak
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The Monterrey Oak has been spotted growing in small groves along the Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas. The Monterrey Oak grows more extensively in Mexico stretching from Monterrey to Ciudad Victoria along the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. Being from south Texas and Mexico Monterrey Oaks are extremely drought tolerant and they can adapt to many soil types from sand to well drained clay soils. In south Texas where the winters are less severe Monterrey Oaks will retain their leaves almost all year long but in the Dallas – Fort Worth area they will start to drop their leaves in December like other deciduous trees. In early spring Monterrey Oaks produce peach and red colored leaves that mature into a dark green color. The leaves on a Monterrey Oak are 4 – 5 inches long with smooth edges and the surface has a very leathery texture. Younger Monterrey Oak trees have a narrow and upright habit and as Monterrey Oaks mature their canopies start to spread and become more rounded. Younger Monterrey Oak trees have a light gray bark that is smooth and as Monterrey Oaks mature their bark turns dark gray to black with deep fissures.

Muskogee
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The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a captivating flowering tree prized for its vibrant display of blooms and extended blooming season. This large shrub or small tree, reaching 15-20 feet tall with a 10-15 foot spread, is a hybrid of the Crape Myrtle and the Crape Myrtle relative, Lagerstroemia fauriei. It boasts a stately presence with a rounded crown and multiple trunks, although single-trunk varieties are also available. The most captivating feature of the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is its profuse clusters of light lavender-pink flowers. These blooms appear in mid to late summer and hold on for an impressive 120 days, adding a burst of color to your landscape long after many other summer flowers have faded. The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is not just a beauty, it’s also a tough and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soils, but tolerates a variety of soil conditions. Once established, it’s drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. An added bonus is its high resistance to powdery mildew, a common disease among Crape Myrtles. These qualities make the Muskogee Crape Myrtle a low-maintenance choice for landscapes in hot, sunny climates. With its extended blooming season, attractive form, and adaptability, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a versatile addition to many landscapes. Planted as a specimen tree, it adds a stunning focal point and a cascade of color. Grouped together, multiple Muskogee Crape Myrtles create a vibrant border or hedge. This low-maintenance bloomer is sure to bring cheer and beauty to your yard for months on end.

Natchez
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The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a popular deciduous tree renowned for its dazzling white blooms and attractive features. This flowering tree matures at 20-25 feet tall with a spread of 15-20 feet, making it a statement piece for your landscape. Its vase-shaped form boasts multiple trunks with smooth, cinnamon-brown bark that adds winter interest after the leaves fall. The star of the show, however, are the abundant clusters of pure white flowers. Unlike many crape myrtles that bloom in shades of pink or purple, the Natchez crape myrtle explodes with pristine white blooms in mid to late summer. These delicate flowers blanket the tree for up to 3 months, creating a breathtaking spectacle that will be the envy of the neighborhood. The Natchez Crape Myrtle is not only beautiful but also surprisingly low-maintenance. This fast-growing tree thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soils but can tolerate a variety of conditions. Once established, it’s drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. An added bonus is its resistance to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. Plus, unlike some crape myrtles that can suffer from excessive pruning, the Natchez Crape Myrtle responds well to pruning if you need to control its size or shape. The Natchez Crape Myrtle’s combination of stunning blooms, attractive form, and easy care makes it a versatile choice for landscape designs. Planted as a specimen tree, it commands attention with its cascade of white flowers. Grouped together, multiple Natchez Crape Myrtles create a stunning privacy screen or a vibrant border. This low-maintenance bloomer is sure to bring elegance and summer beauty to your yard for years to come.

Nellie R Stevens Holly
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Standing out with its exceptional dark green foliage, the Nellie R. Stevens Holly is a captivating addition to any landscape. This vigorous hybrid, born from the English and Chinese Holly, boasts a naturally dense, pyramidal shape. Its glossy leaves are among the darkest in the plant kingdom, adding a touch of timeless elegance year-round. Come spring, the Nellie R. Stevens Holly produces a scattering of inconspicuous white flowers. While these blooms may be small, they play a crucial role in attracting pollinators. This ensures a vibrant display of bright red berries in fall and winter. These abundant clusters not only add a festive touch to the colder months, but also provide a valuable food source for winter birds. Adaptability is another key feature of the Nellie R. Stevens Holly. This champion thrives in a wide range of environments, tolerating both shade and drought with remarkable ease. This low-maintenance characteristic makes it a perfect choice for busy gardeners or those looking for a hassle-free pop of color in their landscape.

Oakland Holly
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The Oakland holly is unique as its new growth emerges as a reddish purple and ages to an emerald green. They have an emerald green foliage and a unique oak-shaped leaf, and as it ages it matures from a more columnar to a pyramid shape. Another notable characteristic of the Oakland is that it is a hermaphrodite, and it will be self-fruiting without need for a male pollinator. Beautiful greenish-white flowers appear in the spring, and red-orange berries in the winter. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to well drained clay soils, and they can handle partial sun to full sun.

October Glory
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Standing out amongst its fiery-colored cousins, the October Glory Maple lives up to its name with a truly dazzling fall display. Reaching a mature height of 40-50 feet with a rounded to oval canopy 25-35 feet wide, the October Glory Maple offers a majestic presence in any landscape. But its true magic unfolds in the fall. While other maples surrender their leaves to fiery hues of orange and red, the October Glory Maple takes its time. As autumn deepens, the leaves of this exceptional tree transform into a breathtaking spectacle of vibrant crimson and orange. This stunning display often arrives later than other maples, holding onto its summery green for a bit longer. Beyond its captivating fall display, the October Glory Maple offers other desirable features. Its vibrant green leaves in spring and summer provide a cool, shady haven, while the small, red flowers that appear in spring add a delicate touch. Additionally, this adaptable tree tolerates a range of soil conditions and requires minimal maintenance, making it a popular choice for busy gardeners seeking a hassle-free way to add a touch of seasonal magic to their landscape.

Possumhaw Holly
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Most known for their showy red berries in the winter, the Possumhaw Holly is a great ornamental accent tree to any landscape. This holly is deciduous and has glossy deep green serrated leaves and pale gray bark. In the Fall the leaves will transition to yellow and shed, followed by a flush of beautiful red berries that coat the tree in the Winter. Many species of birds enjoy the red berries including songbirds and gamebirds. Inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers appear for a short time in the spring for pollination. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to well drained clay soils, and they can handle full sun, to partial shade.

Shumard Red Oak
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Towering over the Texas landscape, the Shumard Red Oak, also known as the Shumard Oak, Swamp Red Oak, or Spotted Oak, is a truly majestic sight. This native Texan boasts a wide-spreading canopy that transforms from a narrow, open habit in its youth to a grand, rounded crown in maturity. Standing tall and proud, it offers a welcome respite from the Texas sun with its expansive shade. Despite its grand stature, the Shumard Red Oak is surprisingly easy to care for. A fast grower, it matures quickly and requires only moderate amounts of fertilizer and moisture once established. Its glossy dark green leaves, adorned with 5 to 7 deep lobes and bristly tips, provide visual interest throughout the spring and summer. But the true showstopper comes in fall, when these vibrant leaves transform into a fiery display of red to red-orange, adding a touch of brilliance to the autumn landscape. The Shumard Red Oak’s beauty extends beyond its leaves. Younger trees showcase a smooth, light gray bark. As the tree matures, this bark darkens to a dramatic gray or black, adorned with a network of ridges and furrows, creating a textural contrast that adds further character to this already magnificent tree.

Teddy Bear Magnolia
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The Teddy Bear Magnolia was discovered as a seedling by Robert and Lisa Head in 1985 at their farm in South Carolina (Head-Lee Nursery). At an age of 26 years old, the mother tree of the Teddy Bear Magnolia stands at 26’ tall and 14’ wide and it has a very dense and upright pyramidal crown. The dense growth habit of the Teddy Bear Magnolia is self perpetuated by its multiple branching breaks from each spent flower giving numerous shortened branches. The Teddy Bear Magnolia has beautiful oval shaped leaves that are 5 to 8 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide. Teddy Bear Magnolias have leaves that are dark green and glossy on top and the underside is covered with bronze brown colored fuzz and like all other grandiflora cultivars their leaves are thick and leathery. Starting in May and lasting through October the Teddy Bear Magnolia produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. The Teddy Bear Magnolia differs from the Little Gem Magnolia in the following characteristics: Teddy Bear Magnolias have more compact and narrower canopies, they have stronger and more upright lateral branches, they produce fewer flowers, their leaves are wider, and they grow slower than Little Gems.

Vitex ‘Shoal Creek’
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The Shoal Creek Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’) is a captivating flowering shrub or small tree prized for its long blooming season, attractive foliage, and resistance to pests and diseases. An improved cultivar of the Chaste Tree, it typically reaches 15 feet in height and width, offering a multi-trunked, vase-shaped form. The Shoal Creek Vitex stands out for its fragrant, grayish-green foliage. The leaves are composed of 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets with silvery undersides that shimmer in the breeze, adding a textural element to your landscape. But the true stars of the show are the long, terminal clusters of fragrant violet-blue flowers that bloom abundantly from summer to fall. These vibrant blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees, creating a delightful buzz of activity in your garden. The Shoal Creek Vitex is not just beautiful, it’s also a low-maintenance and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soils, but tolerates a variety of conditions, including some drought once established. This easy-going shrub requires minimal watering and is generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. Plus, unlike some Vitex varieties susceptible to leaf spot, the Shoal Creek Vitex boasts improved resistance to this fungal disease. The Shoal Creek Vitex’s combination of long-lasting blooms, attractive foliage, and ease of care makes it a versatile choice for many landscapes. Planted as a specimen shrub, it adds a touch of elegance and a burst of color throughout the summer and fall. Planted in a border or foundation planting, it provides year-round interest with its fragrant foliage and seasonal blooms. This low-maintenance bloomer is sure to attract pollinators and add beauty to your yard for months on end.

Eagleston Holly
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A stunning addition to any Texas landscape, the Eagleston Holly is a natural hybrid of the Dahoon and American Holly varieties. This versatile plant thrives as either a large shrub or a small tree, boasting a naturally pyramidal growth habit. Eagleston Hollies are particularly popular for privacy screens due to their dense canopy formed by slender, light gray branches. Adaptable to both sandy and clay soils, they offer moderate growth, making them manageable for most landscapes. Year-round beauty defines the Eagleston Holly. Its shiny, medium-green leaves stay vibrant throughout the seasons, accented by soft spines. Fall brings a delightful transformation, clusters of bright red berries emerge, adding a festive touch and a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife. Unlike some hollies, the Eagleston’s spines are mild, making it a more family-friendly choice. Low-maintenance and ecologically beneficial, the Eagleston Holly is a Texas favorite. Its dense root system minimizes the risk of invasiveness, while its vibrant foliage and winter berries create a visually stunning and wildlife-supporting addition to your property.

Cedar Elm
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A symbol of resilience in the Lone Star State, the Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) thrives throughout the Gulf Coastal Plains. Also known as Texas Elm, Texas Cedar Elm, Scrub Elm, and Basket Elm, this adaptable and resilient tree is a true Texan treasure. This native Texan boasts an unmatched level of adaptability, tolerating a wider range of soil conditions than any other elm species in the state. From heavy clay and salty coastal soils to limestone outcroppings and even fairly wet areas, the Cedar Elm finds a way to prosper. This remarkable flexibility is a key reason why it reigns supreme as the most prevalent elm across Texas. Standing tall with an upright, rounded crown, the Cedar Elm offers a generous patch of shade. Its branches reach outward, creating a slightly weeping silhouette. Dense foliage of glossy green leaves fills the canopy. These small, 1-inch leaves have a surprising texture – rough and thick, similar to sandpaper. Their edges are serrated, adding a touch of character. While most elm species boast a vibrant fall display, the Cedar Elm keeps things simple. Come fall, its leaves transform into a beautiful shade of yellow before gracefully dropping to the ground. Young Cedar Elms possess a unique feature – corky growths resembling wings run along the sides of their branches. This characteristic earns them the nickname “Winged Elm.” As the tree matures, the rough bark weathers and thickens, eventually covering these wings and giving the trunk a mature look. Mature Cedar Elms boast a light brown to gray bark, deeply furrowed and ridged, adding a touch of rugged charm to the landscape. With its adaptability, resilience, and interesting features, the Cedar Elm is a true Texan treasure.

Taylor Eastern Red Cedar
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The Taylor Eastern Red Cedar (often referred to as Taylor Juniper) gets its name from where it was discovered in 1978 out of Taylor, Nebraska. This cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar was selected because of its narrow and upright growth habit which resembles the look of an Italian Cypress. For years Italian Cypress have been thrust into landscapes throughout Dallas Metroplex because of their unique shape but they have a lot of issues which include: Phytophthora Root Rot, Seridium Canker, Spider Mites and they are susceptible to cold weather. With this introduction of the Taylor Juniper all of those issues are solved while keeping the desired look of an Italian Cypress. Eastern Red Cedar (parent plant of the Taylor Juniper) are native throughout Texas and are extremely drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to handle a wide variety of soil conditions and all of these traits can be seen in the Taylor Juniper. Most landscapes incorporate Taylor Junipers by planted them as hedges in narrow areas between a pool and fence or as accent pieces flanking doorways.

Acoma Crape Myrtle
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Ideal for smaller gardens or containers, the Acoma Crape Myrtle offers a captivating display of color and form. This deciduous shrub or small tree typically reaches 6 feet tall and wide, boasting a mounded growth habit with slightly weeping branches. Unlike some Crape Myrtles susceptible to mildew, the Acoma is a disease-resistant variety, ensuring a clean and healthy appearance throughout the summer. The true showstopper of the Acoma Crape Myrtle is its abundant blooms. Dense clusters of pure white flowers grace the ends of new growth in mid-summer, creating a dazzling display that lasts well into fall. Removing spent blooms encourages even more flowering, extending the color show in your garden. The Acoma’s attractive bark also adds winter interest, making it a four-season performer.

Thunderstruck 'Coral Bloom'
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Standing out from the crowd is the Coral Bloom Crape Myrtle, a captivating creation by Mitch Magee at Evergreen Nursery in 2015. This beauty boasts a rich history, born from the careful cross-pollination of a Natchez Crape Myrtle, known for its elegant white blooms, and an Ebony Flame Crape Myrtle, famed for its dark foliage. The result? A stunning deciduous shrub or small tree, reaching 10 to 20 feet tall, that injects both height and color into your landscape. The Coral Bloom Crape Myrtle truly lives up to its name. From mid-summer to early fall, this low-maintenance wonder explodes with a profusion of stunning coral-pink flowers. These vibrant blooms create a long-lasting spectacle, sure to turn heads and add a touch of whimsy to your garden. But the visual feast doesn’t stop there. The Coral Bloom boasts equally captivating dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage, providing a dramatic backdrop for the vibrant flowers and adding year-round visual interest.

Mexican Sycamore
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The Mexican Sycamore (Platanus mexicana) is a true titan of the Texas landscape. Native to northern Mexico and reaching into south Texas, this fast-growing giant matures to a staggering height of 60-80 feet. Its wide, spreading canopy, reaching 40-60 feet across, casts a cooling shade and makes a powerful statement in parks, large gardens, or even along spacious streets. Beyond its impressive size, the Mexican Sycamore produces large vibrant green foliage on the top surface. Unlike most trees, the undersides of the Mexican Sycamore’s leaves are a distinctive silvery white. This creates a mesmerizing two-toned effect, especially when a breeze blows, revealing the hidden shimmer. This unique feature adds visual interest throughout the year. In winter, even after shedding its leaves, the Mexican Sycamore remains captivating. Its handsome, mottled bark, with shades of brown and gray, adds a touch of texture to the winter landscape, ensuring the tree remains a focal point in your garden. The Mexican Sycamore isn’t just a showstopper; it’s also a champion of adaptability. Thriving in the hot, dry summers of Texas, it tolerates periods of drought with ease. This low-maintenance characteristic makes it a perfect choice for Texan gardeners seeking a hassle-free way to add a touch of grandeur and year-round visual drama to their landscapes.

Burkii Eastern Red Cedar
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The Eastern Red Cedar ‘Burkii’ are attractive evergreens that are known for their unique silver/blue green foliage. They have a dense pyramidal form and they are often used for privacy screen and ornamental accents in flower beds. They have a very smooth feel which differs from it’s parent needle like foliage. Another plus to the Burkii is the uniformity of their canopies since they are all taken from cuttings; its parent, the Eastern Red Cedar, has been known to have a lot of variance in the shape and size of their canopies. Burkiis are all females and they produce lots of blue green berries during the Fall. Burkiis have proven to be extremely drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to handle a wide variety of soil conditions. The Burkiis are the hardiest variety of the silver/blue trees on the market with the highest resistance to canker. Much hardier than the Blue Ice Arizona and Carolina Sapphire Cypress trees.

Common Names: Eastern Red Cedar ‘Burkii’, Burkii Cedar, Burk Eastern Red Cedar, Silver Cedar, Blue Eastern Red Cedar

Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum
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The Slender Silhouette Sweetgum is a cultivar of the American Sweetgum tree, known for its striking appearance and space-saving form. Unlike its wider relatives, the Slender Silhouette lives up to its name by growing tall and narrow. It can reach heights of 40 feet, but only spreads to about 5 or 6 feet wide at maturity. This makes it a perfect choice for smaller yards or areas where there’s limited space. Despite its slender form, the Slender Silhouette Sweetgum boasts all the beautiful features of a regular Sweetgum tree. It has the same star-shaped, glossy green leaves that transform into a vibrant display of colors in the fall. Come autumn, expect fiery shades of yellow, orange, red, and burgundy to grace the branches. The tree also produces the characteristic spiky seed balls (gumballs) associated with Sweetgum trees, but in much fewer numbers and they tend to fall closer to the trunk, making cleanup easier. Overall, the Slender Silhouette Sweetgum is a low-maintenance and versatile tree that offers a unique combination of size, beauty, and functionality. It’s a great choice for adding a touch of elegance and fall color to any landscape, especially those with limited space.

Autumn Blaze
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Standing tall with a fiery personality, the Autumn Blaze Maple (Acer x freemanii) is a captivating sight in any landscape. This fast-growing hybrid, born from a cross between the Red Maple and Silver Maple, thrives in various climates, adapting well to zones 4 to 8. Reaching a mature height of 40-50 feet with a broad, rounded crown 30-40 feet wide, the Autumn Blaze Maple offers a majestic presence throughout the year. But its true claim to fame lies in its autumn transformation. Come fall, the Autumn Blaze Maple transforms into a breathtaking spectacle of color. Unlike some maples that boast a brief burst of color, the Autumn Blaze lives up to its name with a long-lasting display. Its green leaves morph into a vibrant tapestry of orange, red, and gold, often holding onto these fiery hues well into late fall. This extended display ensures you can enjoy the vibrant foliage for weeks, adding a touch of autumn magic to your landscape. Beyond its captivating fall foliage, the Autumn Blaze Maple offers other desirable features. Its fast growth rate means you can enjoy its shade and beauty sooner rather than later. It’s also known for its adaptability, tolerating a wide range of soil conditions and displaying resistance to pests and diseases. This low-maintenance characteristic, coupled with its stunning fall display, makes the Autumn Blaze Maple a popular choice for gardeners seeking a hassle-free way to add a pop of color and year-round interest to their landscape.

Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
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The Tuskegee crape myrtle is a vibrant flowering tree known for its long-lasting blooms and attractive features. Developed by the United States National Arboretum, this cultivar is named after Tuskegee University in Alabama. It matures into a medium-sized tree, reaching heights of 20 feet with a rounded form and a spread of 15 feet. During the summer months, the Tuskegee crape myrtle puts on a dazzling display with its profuse deep pink flowers. These blooms are clustered in large panicles at the ends of the branches, creating a visually stunning effect that lasts for an impressive 100 days. Even after the flowers fade, the Tuskegee crape myrtle continues to offer visual interest with its attractive bark and foliage. The bark has a mottled tan appearance that adds texture in the winter, while the green leaves turn a fiery orange-red in the fall, extending the season of beauty.

Scarlet
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The Colorama Scarlet Crape Myrtle, is a visually striking flowering tree prized for its vibrant red blooms and adaptability. This cultivar, a cross between the Miss Sandra and Ebony Flame Crape Myrtles, boasts a mature height and spread of 15-20 feet and 8-12 feet respectively. Its form ranges from rounded to vase-shaped, offering a classic silhouette in your landscape. The true showstopper of the Scarlet Crape Myrtle is its prolific display of scarlet red flowers. These blooms appear in clusters throughout summer and into fall, adding a burst of fiery color that contrasts beautifully with the deep green foliage. Beyond its visual appeal, the Scarlet Crape Myrtle is a resilient plant that thrives in hot, sunny climates. Like most Crape Myrtles, it prefers full sun and well-drained soils but tolerates a range of conditions. Once established, it’s drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering, making it a water-wise choice for your landscape. The Scarlet Crape Myrtle also boasts improved disease resistance compared to some other Crape Myrtle varieties. These easy-care qualities make it a low-maintenance option for bringing long-lasting color and summer charm to your yard. The Scarlet Crape Myrtle’s vibrant blooms, adaptable nature, and manageable size make it a versatile addition to many landscapes. Planted as a specimen tree, it becomes a focal point, captivating onlookers with its fiery display. Grouped together, multiple Scarlet Crape Myrtles create a stunning flowering border or hedge. This low-maintenance bloomer is sure to add a touch of summer magic to your yard for years to come.

Thunderstruck 'Lavender Skies'
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The Thunderstruck Lavender Skies Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Natchez and a Best Red Black Diamond. This is a very interesting cross because the Natchez has white flowers and the Best Red has deep red flowers and we ended up with a Crape Myrtle that has light purple flowers with pink notes. Like the Black Diamond, the Lavender Skies has dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage but it has a much fuller, more upright and rounded canopy. It has a faster growth rate as well and at maturity it will reach 20’ tall much like the Natchez Crape Myrtle. At our farm, the Lavender Skies has shown much more cold heartiness than the Black Diamond series.

Thunderstruck 'White Lightning'
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The Thunderstruck White Lightning Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Natchez and an Ebony Ivory Black Diamond Crape Myrtle. This cross resulted in a tree with very similar features to Ebony Ivory in that it has dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage and white flowers. The White Lightning, however, is a much faster growing at about 2’ per year and it reaches a mature height of 20’. It also has a more upright canopy and rounded canopy like a Natchez. At our farm, White Lightning Crape Myrtles have also shown much more cold heartiness than the Black Diamond series.

Thunderstruck 'Ruby'
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The Thunderstruck Ruby Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Purely Purple Black Diamond and a Scarlet Crape Myrtle. The unique combination created a Crape Myrtle with dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage and deep red flowers which is similar to the Best Red Black Diamond. The deep red and black colors are perfect for those looking to break up that “too much green” effect seen in typical flowerbeds. One major improvement of the Ruby vs the Black Diamond is that it grows about double the rate and they reach a height of about 20’ at maturity. The Ruby also has a more upright canopy which remains that way even when flowers are produced as opposed to Black Diamond which normally start to droop as the weight of the flowers pulls down the branches. At our farm, Ruby Crape Myrtles have also shown much more cold heartiness than the Black Diamond series.

Liberty Holly
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In 1989, Mitch Magee found an openly pollinated seedling of the Mary Nell Holly on his farm in Poplarville, Mississippi and this new variety of Holly was given the name Liberty Holly. This new variety has a larger leaf than the Mary Nell and it also has more spines, which average between 15-20 around the edge of the leaf. The Liberty Holly also has a very dense, upright and pyramidal shape which is great for privacy screens in areas that are very narrow or even as solitary specimens. In the spring Liberty Hollies produce small creamy white flowers and in the winter orange-red berries will appear. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to clay and from moist to very dry. Liberty Hollies also grown well in full sun to part shade. Their disease and pest resistance are comparable to Mary Nell Hollies.

Thunderstruck 'Purple Sage'
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The Thunderstruck Purple Sage Crape Myrtle is a stunning new crape myrtle variety born from the creative mind of breeder Mitch Magee. It combines the best traits of its parents, the Scarlet Crape Myrtle and the Black Diamond Purely Purple. From the Black Diamond, it inherits the dramatic, dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage that adds a touch of gothic elegance to any landscape. From mid-summer to early fall, the Thunderstruck Purple Sage bursts with a profusion of rich purple blooms. Unlike its parent however, the Thunderstruck Purple Sage boasts a much fuller, more upright, and rounded canopy. This creates a beautiful, well-shaped tree that adds structure and interest to your yard. This new crape myrtle also benefits from the faster growth rate of the Scarlet Crape Myrtle. While the Black Diamond is known for its slower, more deliberate growth, the Thunderstruck Purple Sage matures much quicker, reaching a height of 20 feet at maturity. This allows you to enjoy its vibrant foliage and beautiful blooms sooner. Additionally, trials at the farm that developed this variety have shown that the Thunderstruck series, including the Purple Sage, exhibits significantly better cold hardiness compared to the Black Diamond series. This means you can enjoy this unique crape myrtle in a wider range of climates.

Blue Point Juniper
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A captivating presence in any garden, the Blue Point juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’) is an evergreen conifer prized for its attractive form and easygoing nature. This versatile shrub or small tree typically matures to a height of 10-12 feet with a spread of 5-8 feet, making it a perfect choice for adding structure and color to landscapes of various sizes. Its most distinctive feature is its dense, pyramidal growth habit. Unlike some junipers that sprawl outward, the Blue Point juniper naturally forms a neat, compact pyramid, offering a touch of formality without requiring constant pruning. This self-sufficient characteristic makes it a low-maintenance evergreen that retains its shape effortlessly. The beauty of the Blue Point juniper goes beyond its form. It boasts captivating foliage that consists of soft, scale-like needles. These needles emerge a stunning blue-green in spring and mature to a deeper, more consistent blue-green hue throughout the summer and fall. Even in winter, the Blue Point juniper retains its color, adding a welcome touch of vibrancy to the colder months. This consistent display of color makes it a standout evergreen, especially in regions with harsh winters where many plants lose their leaves. Its captivating blue-green foliage, reliable growth habit, and adaptability make it a versatile addition to any landscape, offering year-round beauty with minimal effort.

Spartan Juniper
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The Spartan juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’) is a standout choice for gardeners seeking a handsome, low-maintenance evergreen. This fast-growing juniper lives up to its name, reaching a mature height of 15-20 feet with a narrow spread of 6-7 feet. Its most striking feature is its impeccable columnar form. Unlike many junipers that require regular pruning to maintain a neat shape, the Spartan juniper naturally forms a dense, pyramidal column of green. This self-sufficient characteristic makes it a perfect choice for busy gardeners or those who crave a touch of formality in their landscaping. Beyond its attractive shape, the Spartan juniper boasts other desirable qualities. Its dense foliage consists of soft, scale-like needles in a deep green color that stays vibrant throughout the year. This evergreen characteristic ensures the Spartan juniper provides year-round visual interest, adding a touch of life to your landscape even during the cold winter months. Its dense foliage and columnar form create a perfect privacy screen or wind barrier. Whether you require a functional privacy screen or simply desire a touch of evergreen elegance, the Spartan juniper is a reliable and attractive choice.

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress
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The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is a beautiful evergreen conifer known for its adaptability and resilience. A cultivar of the Arizona Cypress, it was developed at Clemson University in 1968. This fast-growing tree matures at 30 to 40 feet tall with a spread of 15 to 20 feet, but can grow up to 2 feet per year when young. Its most striking feature is its silvery-blue foliage, which forms feathery branches that billow in the wind. The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is a low-maintenance tree that thrives in hot, dry climates. It’s drought-tolerant once established, needing only occasional watering during hot spells. This easy-going tree tolerates a variety of soil conditions and requires no special care. With its wind and heat tolerance, it can be a great choice for privacy screens or wind barriers. The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is a versatile tree that can be used in many different landscaping applications. Planted as a specimen tree, it adds a touch of elegance and vertical interest to any yard. Planted in a row, it creates a stunning privacy screen or wind barrier. And its deer, disease, and insect resistance make it a great choice for low-maintenance landscapes.

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding the scientific name and you could see any of the following names being used: Cupressus arizonica ‘Carolina Sapphire’, Cupressus arizonica var. Glabra ‘Carolina Sapphire’, Cupressus glabra ‘Carolina Sapphire’.

Blue Ice Arizona Cypress
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The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is a captivating evergreen conifer known for its stunning icy blue foliage. This fast-growing tree matures at 25-30 feet tall with a width of 15-20 feet, adding a vertical element and cool color to any landscape. Its feathery branches gracefully cascade down the sides, creating a soft, weeping effect. The most captivating feature is the vibrant silvery-blue foliage, which provides year-round interest and pops against backdrops of earth tones or other greenery. This easy-care tree thrives in hot, dry climates thanks to its exceptional drought tolerance. Once established, it requires infrequent watering even during hot summer spells. Adaptable to various soil conditions, the Blue Ice Arizona Cypress isn’t fussy about where it grows. Its resilience extends to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance choice for landscapes. With its tolerance for wind and heat, it can be a perfect solution for privacy screens or windbreaks. The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is a multipurpose tree that can be incorporated into various landscaping designs. Planted as a specimen tree, it adds a touch of elegance and cool color, while rows of Blue Ice Arizona Cypress create a striking privacy screen or wind barrier. This adaptable tree can even be grown in large containers for patios or balconies, bringing its unique beauty to smaller spaces.

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding the scientific name and you could see any of the following names being used: Cupressus arizonica ‘Blue Ice’, Cupressus arizonica var. Glabra ‘Blue Ice’, Cupressus glabra ‘Blue Ice’.

Hetzii Juniper
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The Hetzi Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzi Columnaris’) is a handsome evergreen conifer known for its architectural form and resilience. This cultivar of the Chinese Juniper offers a touch of sophistication to landscapes with its upright, narrow pyramidal shape. While its name suggests a perfect column, the Hetzi Juniper matures at 15-20 feet tall with a width of 4-5 feet, forming a more graceful pyramid. This manageable size makes it a great choice for smaller yards or flanking entryways. It boasts a moderate to fast growth rate, allowing you to enjoy its statuesque presence sooner. The Hetzi Juniper offers beauty and toughness in one package. Its rich green foliage is a standout feature, adding a pop of color throughout the year. The leaves also have a pleasant aromatic quality, releasing a subtle fragrance when brushed against. In fall and winter, the juniper may produce small, bluish berries that add a touch of winter interest. Beyond its visual appeal, the Hetzi Juniper is a resilient plant that thrives in various conditions. It tolerates full sun or mostly sun and is drought-tolerant once established. Adaptable to a range of well-drained soils, it requires minimal watering and is generally resistant to pests and diseases. These qualities make it a low-maintenance choice for landscapes. The Hetzi Juniper’s versatility makes it a popular choice for landscape designers. Planted as a specimen tree, it adds a touch of elegance and vertical interest. Planted in a row, it creates a stunning privacy screen or wind barrier. With its tolerance for heat, wind, and deer, the Hetzi Columnar Juniper is a reliable choice for bringing year-round beauty and structure to your landscape.

Idyllwild Eastern Red Cedar
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The Idyllwild Eastern Red Cedar is a unique cultivar of Juniperus virginiana due to their smaller stature and naturally dense canopies. At maturity Idyllwild will reach a mature width of 7’ and only 15’ in height and this offers customers a lot more flexibility in smaller landscapes. They have naturally dense canopies with upright branching and their foliage is deep green. Idyllwild are produced from cuttings and are all males which means they produce pollen in the spring and they have no berries. They have proven to be extremely drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to handle a wide variety of soil conditions.

Glauca Eastern Red Cedar
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The Glauca, aka Silver Eastern Red Cedar, is a cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar which is known for silvery blue new growth and narrow pyramidal growth habit. In the spring the new growth has a silver-blue color but fades slightly to blue-green as it warms up. Over the winter months it develops a purple hue like the Burkii and Taylor cultivars. Glaucas are produced from female cuttings so they all produce attractive blue-green berries which drop over the winter. They have a narrow pyramidal canopies and they are often used for privacy screen and ornamental accents in flower beds. Glauca and Burkii are the hardiest variety of the silver/blue trees on the market with the highest resistance to canker.

Common Names: Silver Eastern Red Cedar, Blue Eastern Red Cedar, Glauca Juniper

Star Power Juniper
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The Star Power Juniper was selected in 1998 at Johnson’s Nursery in Wisconsin and it is believed to a cross between the Common Juniper and Chinese Juniper. Like the Blue Point Juniper, it has a very dense canopy with blue green foliage with the differences being that the Star Power is taller (17’ tall vs 12’ tall) and it is faster growing. The Star Power are produced from female cuttings so they produce blue green berries in the winter months.

Yaupon Holly
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The Yaupon Holly, a native Texan treasure, adds a touch of elegance and year-round interest to any landscape. This versatile shrub boasts a dense, compact form adorned with glossy, dark green leaves. Unlike many hollies, Yaupon’s leaves lack sharp spines, making it a safe choice for gardens frequented by children and pets. But its beauty isn’t limited to foliage. In fall and winter, the Yaupon Holly puts on a stunning display of small, bright red berries. These clusters not only add a festive touch to the winter landscape, but also provide a valuable food source for birds during the colder months. Easy to care for and adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, the Yaupon Holly is a low-maintenance delight for Texas gardeners. With its timeless beauty, ecological benefits, and historical significance, this native shrub is sure to become a cherished addition to your landscape.

Oklahoma Sparkler Redbud
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The Oklahoma Sparkler Redbud was selected in 2015 by Ray & Cindy Jackson in Belvidere, TN as a chance seedling of Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). This cultivar has shown to have a more compact and upright growth habit when compared to seedling Eastern Redbuds and they have shown more cold hardiness. When compared to the Oklahoma Redbud (Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’) it has shown to have larger leaves, faster growth and more cold hardiness. Before any leaves are produced in the spring, they produce beautiful, pinkish-purple flowers which in then followed by glossy purple colored heat shaped leaves. As the leaves mature they turn to a green color which remain until the fall when they turn yellow.

Merlot Redbud
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The Merlot Redbud was selected by Dr. Dennis Werner from North Carolina State University in 2004 from 2nd generation descendants of a cross between a Texas White Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Texas White’) and a Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’). The goal was to develop a redbud that had small glossy leaves and semi-upright growth habit of a like a Texas White Redbud but also have purple leaves like a Forest Pansy and that was accomplished. When compared to a Forest Pansy, the Merlot have lavender flowers as compared to purple flowers on a Forest Pansy. The leaves are smaller, thicker and glossier than that of a Forest Pansy which it gets from the Texas White Redbud. The Merlot are also more compact and upright than Forest Pansy which it gets from the Texas White Redbud. Before any leaves are produced in the spring, they produce beautiful, lavender colored flowers which are then followed by glossy dark purple colored heat shaped leaves. In the summer the leaves the leaves fade to a dark green color with a hint of purple which remain until they turn yellow in the fall.

Steeds Holly
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The Steeds Holly (Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’), also known as the Steeds Japanese Holly, is a popular evergreen shrub valued for its easy care, adaptability, and attractive form. A cultivar of the Japanese Holly, it boasts a dense, upright, pyramidal growth habit that makes it ideal for various landscaping purposes. Reaching a mature height of 6 to 8 feet with a spread of 5 to 6 feet, the Steeds Holly is a great choice for smaller yards or foundation plantings. It maintains a manageable size and responds well to pruning if you want to keep it even more compact. The Steeds Holly offers a combination of features that contribute to its year-round appeal. Its dense foliage consists of small, glossy, dark green leaves that retain their vibrant color throughout the winter. This evergreen characteristic adds a touch of life to your landscape even during the colder months. While not as showy as some holly varieties, the Steeds Holly may produce tiny white flowers in late summer, followed by small black berries that persist through winter. These berries provide a subtle touch of color and attract birds to your garden. Easy to care for and adaptable, the Steeds Holly thrives in a variety of conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. This low-maintenance shrub is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, the Steeds Holly is a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, attractive features, and ease of care, the Steeds Holly is a versatile choice for bringing year-round beauty and structure to your yard.

Compacta Holly
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The Compacta holly, also known as Ilex crenata ‘Compacta’, is a popular evergreen shrub prized for its neat and tidy appearance. It’s a cultivar of the Japanese holly, known for its dense, compact growth habit. Unlike some holly varieties that can grow quite large, the Compacta holly typically reaches a mature height and width of 4 to 6 feet, making it ideal for smaller gardens or foundation plantings. However, with regular pruning, it can be maintained at an even smaller size to suit your specific needs. The Compacta holly boasts attractive features that contribute to its year-round appeal. Its dense foliage is composed of small, glossy, dark green leaves that resemble boxwood leaves. These leaves maintain their vibrant color throughout the winter, adding a touch of life to your landscape even during colder months. While not as showy as some other holly varieties, the Compacta holly may produce small black berries in the winter, providing a subtle pop of color and a potential food source for birds. Easy to care for and adaptable, the Compacta holly thrives in various conditions. It prefers full to partial sun exposure and can tolerate some shade. It’s well-suited for most well-draining soils and appreciates a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, the Compacta holly is a low-maintenance choice for adding evergreen beauty and structure to your landscape.

Needlepoint Holly
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The Needlepoint Holly, also called Willowleaf Holly, is a versatile broadleaf evergreen shrub prized for its attractive foliage, ease of care, and adaptability. A cultivar of the Chinese Holly, it’s known for its dense, pyramidal growth habit and finer leaves compared to other holly varieties. Reaching a mature height and width of 8-10 feet, it can function as a privacy screen, a hedge, or a specimen planting in your landscape. It grows at a moderate pace, adding about 12-18 inches per year, which makes maintaining its size manageable. The Needlepoint Holly boasts features that contribute to its year-round appeal. Its most striking characteristic is its dense foliage. Unlike the typical spiny holly leaves, the Needlepoint Holly has elongated, glossy, dark green leaves with pointed tips that resemble needles. These leaves maintain their vibrant color throughout the winter, adding a touch of life to your landscape even during the colder months. In fall and winter, the shrub may produce small, bright red berries that provide a pop of color and a potential food source for birds. Easy to care for and adaptable, the Needlepoint Holly thrives in various conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. This low-maintenance shrub is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. It’s generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, attractive features, and ease of care, the Needlepoint Holly is a versatile choice for bringing year-round beauty and winter interest to your yard.

Curly Leaf Ligustrum
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The Curly Leaf Ligustrum, also commonly known as Recurve Ligustrum, Wavy Leaf Privet, Curled-Leaf Privet or Curly Leaf Privet, is a large, upright, broad-leaved evergreen shrub that offers year-round beauty and privacy screening for a variety of landscaping applications. One of its most recognizable features is its lustrous dark green leaves with a unique wavy or curly margin. This versatile shrub thrives in a variety of conditions, including full sun to part shade and well-drained soils. It’s also drought tolerant and resistant to many pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance choice for landscapes. In the spring, it produces clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers. These flowers give way to small, black berries in the fall that provide a food source for birds. While not particularly showy, the flowers and berries add to the overall seasonal interest of the shrub.

Sweet Olive Osmanthus
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Osmanthus fragrans, also commonly known as sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, and fragrant olive, is a species of flowering shrub native to Asia. It’s known for its beautiful small white clusters of flowers that are produced in the spring and fall that have a delightful fragrance, often described as apricot or peach-like. Beyond its fragrant flowers, the sweet olive offers beautiful dark green, glossy leaves with a leathery texture. Adaptable to both full sun and partial shade, the sweet olive thrives in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. With its low-maintenance requirements and year-round appeal, the sweet olive is a versatile addition to gardens, serving as a charming specimen plant, a fragrant hedge, a privacy screen, or even thriving in containers for patios and balconies.

Dwarf Burford Holly
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The Dwarf Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta ‘Dwarf Burford’) is a versatile evergreen shrub known for its attractive foliage, festive winter berries, and manageable size. A dwarf cultivar of the popular Burford Holly, it offers the same glossy green foliage and bright red berries but in a more compact form. Reaching a mature height and width of 6-8 feet, it’s ideal for smaller yards, foundation plantings, or hedges. This slow-growing shrub typically adds only 12-18 inches per year, making maintenance easier. The Dwarf Burford Holly boasts a combination of features that make it a popular choice for landscapes. Its dense, glossy green foliage adds year-round interest and provides a classic backdrop for other flowering plants. In fall and winter, the shrub comes alive with clusters of bright red berries, a festive touch that attracts birds and adds a pop of color to the colder months. Unlike some holly varieties, the Dwarf Burford Holly is self-pollinating, so you only need one plant to produce berries. Easy to care for and adaptable, the Dwarf Burford Holly thrives in various conditions. It prefers full sun to part shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. This low-maintenance shrub is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. It’s generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, attractive features, and ease of care, the Dwarf Burford Holly is a versatile choice for bringing beauty and winter interest to your yard.

Emerald Sentinel Eastern Red Cedar
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The Emerald Sentinel was discovered by Clifford Corliss in 1967 as a chance seedling at Caroliss Bros. Garden Center in Ipswich, MA. Emerald Sentinel is a cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar. It has a narrow pyramid shape, making it ideal for smaller landscapes or as an accent plant in larger ones. This cultivar is admired for its dense, rich emerald green foliage that holds its color well throughout the winter. Emerald Sentinels come from female cuttings which produce a heavy crop of dusky blue berries in the summer. These berries mature and persist into winter, adding a touch of color and providing a food source for birds. Like other Cedars, the Emerald Sentinel is a low-maintenance plant. It’s tolerant of a variety of soil conditions, including drought and poor soil quality. It also resists pests and diseases and requires minimal pruning to maintain its shape.

Hillspire Eastern Red Cedar
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The Hillspire Eastern Red Cedar, also known as Hillspire Juniper, was discovered around 1925 at D. Hill Nursery and it got its initial name, Cupressifolia, due to its cypress-like foliage. However, this name already belonged to another plant and to avoid confusion, it was renamed to Hillspire, which became its accepted name today. Standing tall and graceful, the Hillspire Eastern Red Cedar adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. Hillspires come from female cuttings which produce a heavy crop of bluish-green berries in the summer. Its slender, conical form creates a vertical accent without overwhelming smaller spaces. Unlike its wider-growing Eastern Red Cedar cousins, the Hillspire maintains a manageable spread, making it ideal for flanking entrances, lining pathways, or privacy screens. The Hillspire thrives in various conditions. Its dense, bright green foliage remains vibrant year-round, adding a touch of life even in the colder months. Low on maintenance needs, the Hillspire tolerates drought and poor soil.

Japanese Yew
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The Japanese Yew, also known by its many common names like Podocarpus, Yew Podocarpus, Buddhist Pine, and False Japanese Yew, is an evergreen conifer known for its glossy, deep green slender leaves that are 3”-5” long and less than .5” wide. New growth emerges in a lighter green shade, maturing to a rich, dark green that persists year-round. It has a dense, upright branching habit that responds well to pruning. Per Neil Sperry, they’re best in morning sun with afternoon shade and they do suffer from freeze damage in extreme winters. Japanese Yews are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female trees. An added bonus with female trees is the production of dark blue-purple colored berries in the fall and winter. It is important to note that all parts of the tree can be toxic to dogs if ingested, with even small amounts leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly causing dehydration in your dog.

Monarch Holly
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Over a 10 year period, since 2014, Mitch Magee has been trying to develop a hybrid between the red and blue hollies from his farm in Poplarville, Mississippi. He took a cross between the Liberty Holly (Ilex x ‘Conty’) and a Blue Prince Holly (Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Prince’) and the result is a dense, upright, conical growth habit with dark bluish-green leaves which he named the Monarch Holly. This new holly took the best attributes from each of its parents with the dark green foliage and cold hardiness from the Blue Prince and the dense, compact and heat tolerance of the Liberty Holly. It can be installed as a privacy screen, areas that are very narrow or even as solitary specimens. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to clay and from moist to very dry. Monarch Hollies also grown well in full sun to part shade.

Patti Faye Deodar Cedar
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The Patti Faye Deodar Cedar was discovered by Ralph Rushing of Rushing Nursery in 2000 amongst a group of seedlings and he named it after his wife Patti. The Patti Faye is a beautiful cultivar of the Deodar Cedar, known for its unique horizontal branching habit and stunning blue foliage. Unlike most deodar cedars that have weeping branches, the Patti Faye has branches that grow outwards, creating a nearly perfect Christmas tree shape without any pruning required. The Patti Faye deodar cedar features stunning steel-blue foliage. New growth emerges a silvery-gray, maturing to a rich blue-green, adding a captivating two-toned effect to your landscape. While most deodar cedars enjoy cooler climates, the Patti Faye cultivar is a heat-tolerant exception. This makes it a great option for gardeners in warmer regions who still desire the beauty of a deodar cedar. The Patti Faye deodar cedar is a low-maintenance tree that makes a great addition to any landscape. It’s ideal for use as a specimen tree, in groupings, as a background planting, or in tall privacy screen plantings. It also performs well near lakes and other bodies of water and around large boulders.

Chinese Fringe Tree
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The Chinese Fringe Tree is a versatile flowering tree native to eastern Asia. It’s prized for its ornamental features that offer year-round interest. In spring, the tree explodes with a profusion of fragrant white flowers. These delicate blooms are borne in clusters at the tips of branches, resembling fringes and creating a stunning display. After the flowers fade, the tree transitions to a lush green canopy throughout the summer. Come fall, the foliage puts on a final show, transforming into a vibrant golden yellow before dropping. Fringe trees are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female trees. The females produce berries, technically called drupes, which are small, fleshy fruits that contain a single seed inside. The berries are small, typically around ½ inch to 1 inch in diameter, and have a similar color to a blueberry. Standing out for its adaptability, the Chinese Fringe tree can be trained to grow as either a large shrub or a small tree. This allows gardeners to incorporate it into landscapes of various sizes. Once established, it tolerates moderate drought conditions and requires minimal pruning. This makes it a great choice for gardeners who appreciate beautiful plants that don’t demand a lot of care and attention.

Emily Bruner Holly
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The Emily Bruner Holly was discovered and introduced by nursery owner Don Shadow while he was a student at the University of Tennessee. It is a hybrid between the Burford Holly and Lusterleaf Holly and it is known for its beautiful dark green, spiny leaves and its abundance of bright red berries in the fall and winter. Surprisingly low-maintenance, the Emily Bruner Holly thrives in various conditions. It adapts well to a range of soils, tolerates both full sun and partial shade, and boasts impressive cold hardiness. With minimal pruning required, this holly offers enduring beauty without demanding constant attention. If you are looking for a beautiful, low-maintenance evergreen shrub or small tree for your landscape, the Emily Bruner Holly is a great option.

Yuletide Candle Camellia Sasanqua
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The Yuletide Candle Camellia Sasanqua is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is known for its vibrant red flowers that bloom in the late fall and winter. The Yuletide Candle Camellia has glossy, dark green leaves that provide a handsome backdrop for the red flowers. The flowers are typically single, with five petals, and they can be up to 3 inches in diameter. The flowers have a bright yellow center that is filled with golden stamens. The Yuletide camellia sasanqua is a relatively low-maintenance shrub that is easy to care for. It prefers to be planted in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It also prefers well-drained, acidic soil. Once established, the Yuletide Candle is drought-tolerant and does not need to be watered frequently. It is a versatile shrub that can be used in a variety of landscaping applications. It can be planted as a specimen shrub, used to create a hedge, or grown in a container.

Moonshadow Camellia Sasanqua
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Grace your garden with the captivating Moonshadow camellia sasanqua, a true showstopper known for its captivating blooms. This evergreen shrub boasts a stunning display of double flowers, each petal a perfect white with a striking, painted edge of rich fuchsia pink. Imagine a carpet of these 2-3 inch blooms blanketing the plant in fall and early winter, creating a mesmerizing contrast against the backdrop of its dark, glossy green foliage. Unlike its spring-flowering camellia kin, the Moonshadow brings a touch of magic to the colder months, adding a burst of color when most plants slumber. More than just beautiful, the Moonshadow camellia sasanqua is a gardener’s delight. This adaptable shrub thrives in a variety of conditions. Plant it in a location receiving full sun to partial shade, ensuring the soil is well-drained and acidic. Its moderate growth rate keeps it manageable, reaching a mature height of 8-10 feet and a width of 6-8 feet. This allows for creative use in your landscape. Showcase it as a stunning specimen plant, add a touch of elegance to a hedge, or even cultivate it in a container for patio enjoyment. The Moonshadow camellia sasanqua is surprisingly low-maintenance. Once established, it tolerates periods of drought, requiring minimal watering. Additionally, its amenable nature allows for easy pruning and shaping in spring, further enhancing its form and beauty. This combination of captivating blooms, adaptability, and ease of care makes the Moonshadow camellia sasanqua a perfect choice for adding a touch of sophistication and winter wonder to your garden.

My Lady Holly
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For over a decade, Mississippi farmer Mitch Magee has pursued a horticultural dream: creating a holly that combines the best traits of red and blue varieties. Since 2014, his efforts have culminated in the My Lady Holly, a hybrid born from the Liberty Holly (Ilex x ‘Conty’) and the Blue Prince Holly (Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Prince’). This captivating new holly boasts a dense, upright form with a distinctive conical silhouette. Its dark bluish-green foliage inherits the cold hardiness of the Blue Prince, while maintaining the Liberty Holly’s dense growth habit and impressive heat tolerance. This versatility makes the My Lady Holly a perfect choice for various landscaping needs. It thrives in a wide range of soil conditions, from sandy to clay, and adapts to moisture levels from moist to very dry. Additionally, it flourishes in both full sun and partially shaded areas. Whether planted as a solitary specimen for a touch of elegance, used to create a privacy screen, or employed in narrow spaces where other plants struggle, the My Lady Holly offers a unique and adaptable solution for gardeners of all levels.

Dura Heat River Birch
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Beating the Texas heat can be a challenge, but the Dura Heat River Birch thrives in the sunshine state’s warm climate. Unlike traditional River Birches, this improved cultivar boasts exceptional heat and drought tolerance, making it a perfect choice for Texan landscapes. This medium-sized deciduous tree matures at a height of 30 feet with a 25 foot spread, offering welcome shade during scorching summers. Its true showstopper, however, is its captivating bark. As the Dura Heat River Birch matures, its outer bark peels away in thin, curly flakes, revealing a stunning display of creamy white beneath. This creates a captivating contrast with the reddish-brown inner bark, adding a year-round textural element to your garden. Beyond its resilience and visual appeal, the Dura Heat River Birch offers other benefits for Texas gardeners. It’s a fast grower, reaching maturity in a relatively short timeframe compared to other shade trees. Additionally, it boasts a resistance to the bronze birch borer, a common pest that can devastate other birch varieties. This low-maintenance tree adapts well to a variety of soil conditions, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. Whether you’re seeking a statement piece for your front yard or a source of cool shade in your backyard haven, the Dura Heat River Birch is a fantastic choice for Texas homeowners.

Rose of Autumn Camellia Sasanqua
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Breathe new life into your fall landscape with the Rose of Autumn Camellia. Unlike most camellias that bloom in spring, this captivating shrub explodes with color during the cooler months. From late fall to early winter, the Rose of Autumn Camellia transforms your garden with a breathtaking display of large, rosy-pink blooms. These semi-double to rose-shaped flowers boast ruffled edges, adding a touch of delicate charm. As the blooms mature, their color softens to a baby pink, creating a captivating color gradient within the flower itself. Each bloom measures a generous 3-4 inches, making a bold statement against the backdrop of the lush green foliage. The Rose of Autumn Camellia isn’t just a seasonal stunner; it offers year-round beauty. Its dark green leaves are glossy and evergreen, providing a vibrant backdrop throughout the year. This vigorous shrub grows in an upright habit, reaching a mature height of 6-8 feet within 10 years. Depending on your preference, you can maintain it as a beautiful specimen shrub or train it into a small tree by removing lower branches. This versatility allows you to incorporate the Rose of Autumn Camellia into various garden designs. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Rose of Autumn Camellia is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It thrives in well-drained, acidic soil and adapts to various sun conditions, doing well in both partial shade and full sun. With its cold hardiness and resistance to pests and diseases, the Rose of Autumn Camellia is a worry-free addition to your garden. So, if you’re looking for a burst of color and a touch of elegance in your fall and winter landscape, the Rose of Autumn Camellia is the perfect choice.

Savannah Holly
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Savannah Holly is a charming and versatile hybrid holly cultivar that combines the best traits of its parent species, American Holly and Dahoon Holly. This evergreen shrub boasts an elegant, pyramidal form, typically reaching a height of 20 feet at maturity with a spread of 14 feet. Its glossy, deep green leaves are ovate to elliptical in shape, providing year-round interest and serving as a lovely backdrop for its striking red berries, which persist throughout the winter months. Savannah Hollies are prized for their dense, compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for hedges, screens, or specimen plantings in both residential and commercial landscapes. In addition to its ornamental appeal, the Savannah Holly; is valued for its exceptional tolerance to a wide range of environmental conditions. This cultivar thrives in full sun to partial shade and adapts well to various soil types, including clay, loam, and sand. Its ability to withstand heat, drought, and salt spray makes it particularly well-suited for coastal gardens and urban landscapes where other plants may struggle. Savannah Hollies are also relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its desired shape and size. Gardeners and landscapers appreciate Savannahs; not only for its aesthetic qualities and resilience but also for its wildlife benefits. The vibrant red berries produced by this cultivar serve as a valuable food source for birds during the winter months, attracting a variety of species to the garden. Additionally, Savannah Hollies have dense foliage provides shelter and nesting sites for birds, further enhancing its ecological value. With its year-round beauty, adaptability, and ecological benefits, the Savannah Holly; is a standout choice for any garden or landscape seeking enduring elegance and functionality.

Chinquapin Oak
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Thriving on the limestone outcroppings and dry landscapes of central and eastern North America, the Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) stands out for its unique charm. This medium-sized to large tree boasts a distinctive silhouette with large, low branches reaching out from a narrow, irregular crown. Unlike many oaks, the Chinquapin Oak isn’t afraid to embrace a bit of asymmetry, adding a touch of character to the woodlands. Its glossy green leaves, smaller than most oaks at 4 to 8 inches long, are another distinguishing feature. These leaves have a coarsely serrated edge, resembling a sawtooth, and earn the Chinquapin Oak its name due to their resemblance to the leaves of the Allegheny Chinquapin. Despite its elegant appearance, the Chinquapin Oak is a tough tree. Its alkaline-tolerant nature makes it a perfect fit for limestone soils, where many other trees struggle. Adding to its resilience is a long taproot that delves deep into the ground, securing vital moisture during dry spells. This impressive drought tolerance allows the Chinquapin Oak to thrive in areas where water is scarce, making it a valuable addition to these often-harsh ecosystems. In autumn, the Chinquapin Oak rewards patient observers with a bounty of acorns. These acorns, produced annually, are a welcome food source for wildlife and are even edible for humans after proper roasting.

Bubba Desert Willow
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Bringing a splash of color to hot, dry landscapes, the Desert Willow ‘Bubba’ is a true standout. This popular cultivar is prized for its stunning display of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers. From late spring to early fall, the tips of its branches erupt in vibrant clusters of pink and burgundy blooms, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Unlike other Desert Willows, the Bubba; produces minimal seed pods, allowing you to enjoy the flowers without the mess. The Desert Willow boasts a graceful, airy form. Its rounded or spreading crown can be maintained as a large shrub or pruned into a picturesque tree, adding versatility to your landscape design. Remarkably tolerant of drought and heat, this low-maintenance beauty thrives in sunny locations with well-drained soil. If your soil drainage isn’t ideal, raised beds offer a simple solution for successful Desert Willow cultivation. The soft, fine-textured leaves, measuring 5 to 7 inches long and ¼ to ½ inch wide, contribute to the airy feel of the tree. In autumn, they transform into a simple yet elegant display of yellow, adding a touch of seasonal charm. An excellent choice for courtyards, patios, and landscapes with a West Texas theme, the Desert Willow goes by several names, including Flowering Willow, Willowleaf Catalpa, and Desert Catalpa. This versatile and visually striking tree is sure to add a touch of desert magic to your outdoor space.

Sweet Bubba Desert Willow
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Adorn your hot and dry landscape with the captivating beauty of the Sweet Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis ‘Sweet Bubba’). This low-maintenance bloomer is a superstar when it comes to drought tolerance and heat resistance. Unlike many flowering trees, the Sweet Bubba thrives in the very conditions that challenge other plants, making it a perfect choice for water-conscious gardens. But its resilience isn’t its only claim to fame. Throughout the spring, summer, and even early fall, the Sweet Bubba explodes with clusters of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers. Unlike other Desert Willows, the ‘Sweet Bubba’ boasts blooms in a particularly striking shade of dark burgundy, adding a dramatic pop of color to your outdoor space. The fragrance of these flowers is another delightful feature, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees for a vibrant display of life in your garden. This Texas native isn’t just about the flowers, though. The Sweet Bubba Desert Willow boasts a graceful and airy form. Its soft, light green leaves contribute to this feeling of lightness, and its rounded or spreading crown can be maintained as a large shrub for a relaxed aesthetic or pruned into a picturesque tree, adding a touch of elegance to your design. No matter your preference, the Sweet Bubba will bring both beauty and low-maintenance charm to your landscape. An excellent choice for patios, courtyards, and landscapes with a West Texas flair, the Sweet Bubba Desert Willow is also known as the Flowering Willow, Willowleaf Catalpa, and Desert Catalpa. This versatile and visually striking tree is sure to add a touch of desert magic to your outdoor space, all while requiring minimal effort on your part.

Oakleaf Holly
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The story of this new holly variety begins in 1989 at Evergreen Nursery in Poplarville, Mississippi. A Mary Nell Holly produced a surprise seedling through open pollination. This chance discovery would eventually become a prized holly known for its unique characteristics. The Oakleaf Holly, also commonly called Oak Leaf and Conaf Holly, stands out for its exceptional branching habit and vibrant winter display. The Oakleaf Holly boasts a superior branching structure. Its dense, pyramidal form develops strong, well-spaced branches that readily support the weight of its impressive foliage and fruit. This improved branching not only creates a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette but also reduces the need for pruning, making it a lower-maintenance choice for gardeners. The Oakleaf truly shines with its magnificent foliage. Larger than most hollies, its glossy, deep green leaves hold a special distinction. Measuring 3 to 4 inches wide and 4 to 6 inches long, they showcase the characteristic lobed shape reminiscent of oak leaves – hence the “Oakleaf” in its common name. The patent highlights the consistent leaf size and lobing pattern across the entire plant, ensuring a uniform and visually striking appearance. The underside of the leaves boasts a lighter, grayish-green hue, adding depth and dimension to the foliage. Adding to its winter charm, the Oakleaf Holly produces a bountiful display of bright red berries in the fall. These clusters of vibrant fruit not only bring a festive touch to the landscape but also provide a valuable food source for winter birds. The patent emphasizes the consistent and abundant berry production across the entire plant, making the Oakleaf Holly a reliable choice for those seeking a visually stunning and wildlife-friendly addition to their garden.

Pink Snow Camellia Sasanqua
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Unveiling its delicate beauty in fall and early winter, the Pink Snow Camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink Snow’) is a captivating evergreen shrub that graces gardens with a touch of elegance. This variety of Sasanqua Camellia is the perfect choice for gardeners in warmer climates seeking winter blooms. Unlike its japonica cousins, Sasanqua Camellias can tolerate more sun, allowing them to flourish in locations with partial shade. Standing 8 feet tall with a mature width of 5 feet, the Pink Snow Camellia boasts an upright growth habit. Its dark, glossy oblong leaves, measuring roughly 2 to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide, create a lush backdrop for the star of the show – its captivating blooms. These semi-double pink flowers are the crown jewel of the Pink Snow Camellia. Measuring approximately 3 to 4 inches across, they boast a soft, delicate pink hue that adds a touch of romance to the winter landscape. While not as large as the blooms of some Camellia japonica varieties, the Pink Snow Camellia makes up for size with its prolificacy. This shrub explodes with a multitude of these charming pink flowers, creating a breathtaking display of color during the colder months. The Pink Snow Camellia is a slow grower, offering manageable maintenance for gardeners who appreciate a low-key approach to landscaping. Combined with its beautiful winter blooms and adaptability to various sun conditions, the Pink Snow Camellia is a valuable addition to any garden seeking winter beauty.

Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly
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The Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria ‘Pride of Houston’) is a Texas native that lives up to its name. This improved selection of the Yaupon Holly boasts a combination of desirable traits, making it a popular choice for southern landscapes. Unlike some hollies that struggle in harsh conditions, the Pride of Houston thrives in the heat and drought that define much of Texas. This resilience, coupled with its beautiful form and adaptability, makes it a valuable addition to gardens across the region. One of the most striking features of the Pride of Houston Yaupon is its upright and neat branching structure. Unlike some Yaupon varieties that sprawl outwards, this holly develops strong, well-spaced branches that gracefully reach upwards. This form not only creates a visually pleasing silhouette but also serves a practical purpose. The well-spaced branches readily support the weight of the holly’s impressive foliage and abundant winter fruit. Additionally, this improved branching reduces the need for frequent pruning, further adding to the plant’s low-maintenance appeal. The beauty of the Pride of Houston Yaupon extends beyond its form. It boasts a dense covering of glossy, deep green leaves that persist year-round. These leaves are larger than some Yaupon varieties, measuring 2 to 3 inches long and 1 to 1.5 inches wide. This lush foliage adds a touch of vibrant green to any landscape, and its glossy surface reflects sunlight, creating a touch of sparkle in your garden. Come fall, the Pride of Houston lives up to its festive reputation by producing an abundance of bright red berries. These berries not only add a pop of color but also attract winter birds, creating a haven for wildlife in your backyard. Overall, the Pride of Houston Yaupon offers a winning combination of drought tolerance, low-maintenance beauty, and festive winter interest, making it a true Texan treasure.

Texas Redbud
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The Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) brings a touch of magic to the Texas landscape. Unlike its Eastern cousin, the Texas Redbud thrives in the state’s hot and dry climate, making it a popular choice for gardeners seeking a vibrant spring display. This small, deciduous tree erupts in a breathtaking spectacle of color during the early months of spring. Before the leaves even emerge, tiny, rosy-pink buds burst open along the bare branches, transforming the tree into a cloud of delicate blooms. These pea-like flowers, a stunning shade of magenta or fuchsia, create a mesmerizing display that rivals the best cherry blossoms. Beyond its captivating spring performance, the Texas Redbud offers beauty throughout the year. Once the flowers fade, glossy green, heart-shaped leaves emerge, adding a touch of lushness to the landscape. As summer progresses, the foliage provides dappled shade, creating a welcome respite from the Texas heat. In autumn, the green leaves transform into a vibrant display of yellow and orange hues, adding a final touch of color before winter arrives. The bark also plays a role in the visual appeal. Mature trees boast a smooth, reddish-brown bark that adds a touch of rustic charm to the winter landscape. Standing 30 feet tall with a rounded crown that can reach 20 feet wide, the Texas Redbud is a versatile addition to any garden design. It can be planted as a single specimen tree, creating a stunning focal point, or used in groupings to create a vibrant border. Additionally, its moderate size makes it suitable for smaller gardens, where larger trees might overwhelm the space. The Texas Redbud is a low-maintenance beauty, requiring minimal pruning and thriving with minimal watering thanks to its drought tolerance. This combination of stunning spring blooms, year-round visual interest, and low-maintenance care makes the Texas Redbud a true Texas treasure.

Traveller Weeping Texas Redbud
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The Traveller Weeping Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Traveller’) adds a touch of elegance and drama to any garden with its unique weeping form. Unlike its upright counterpart, the Traveller boasts branches that gracefully cascade downwards, creating a soft, flowing silhouette. This characteristic weeping habit makes it a perfect choice for smaller gardens or for adding a touch of vertical interest in container displays. Maturing to a compact size of 5 feet tall with a spread of 10 feet, it offers a beautiful alternative to its larger relatives, fitting comfortably into areas with limited space. The weeping form also allows for planting closer to walkways or structures without overwhelming the surroundings. Beyond its space-saving size, the Traveller Texas Redbud stuns with a vibrant display of color in early spring. Just like the standard Texas Redbud, it erupts in a dazzling spectacle of tiny, pea-like flowers in shades of magenta or fuchsia. These blooms cascade down the weeping branches, creating a mesmerizing display that rivals cherry blossoms. This burst of color arrives when other trees haven’t yet leafed out, making the Traveller a true star of the spring garden. Once the flowers fade, the Traveller Texas Redbud continues to offer year-round beauty. Spring gives way to a mantle of glossy green, heart-shaped leaves, creating a lush backdrop throughout the summer months. As fall approaches, these green leaves transform into a vibrant display of yellow and orange hues, adding a final touch of color before winter arrives. Even in winter, the weeping form of the bare branches retains a certain elegance, adding a sculptural element to the landscape. The Traveller Texas Redbud is not only visually captivating but also surprisingly low-maintenance. It thrives in the hot, dry climate of Texas, requiring minimal watering thanks to its inherent drought tolerance. This, combined with minimal pruning needs, makes the Traveller Texas Redbud a gardener’s dream, offering year-round beauty with minimal effort.

Wintergreen Boxwood
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The Wintergreen Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis, or you might see it listed as Buxus microphylla var. jap. ‘Wintergreen’ or Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Wintergreen’ – there’s some confusion in the plant world!) is a gardener’s delight. This slow-growing shrub thrives in zones 5-9, holding onto its rich green foliage even in winter, unlike some boxwoods that turn lackluster. This characteristic makes it a valuable addition to colder landscapes, adding a touch of life during dormant months. Beyond its winter resilience, the Wintergreen Boxwood is a champion of low maintenance. Its dense, compact form makes it ideal for shaping into hedges or topiaries. Whether you crave a sculpted masterpiece or a simple border, the Wintergreen Boxwood can be pruned to fulfill your vision. The slow growth keeps maintenance minimal, and its resistance to common boxwood problems reduces the need for fussing with chemicals. This combination of year-round beauty, easy care, and design versatility makes the Wintergreen Boxwood a popular choice for gardeners of all experience levels.

Black Pearl Redbud
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The Black Pearl Redbud, a new cultivar of Eastern Redbud, was created in 2012 by Ray and Cindy Jackson in Belvidere, Tennessee. This unique tree resulted from a carefully planned cross between two existing cultivars, Ruby Falls and The Rising Sun. Compared to its parent, Ruby Falls, the Black Pearl Redbud boasts a more compact and upright form. Unlike the cascading branches of Ruby Falls, the Black Pearl maintains a denser, bushier shape. But the most striking difference lies in the foliage. While Ruby Falls loses its vibrant color throughout the summer, the Black Pearl’s deep purple leaves hold their rich hue all season long. Another popular comparison for the Black Pearl Redbud is the Forest Pansy. Here too, the Black Pearl’s compact nature shines. It has shorter internodes, resulting in a denser and bushier plant compared to the sprawling Forest Pansy. The Black Pearl also takes the crown for color. Its leaves are a deeper, richer purple than the Forest Pansy, and unlike the Forest Pansy’s fading color, the Black Pearl maintains its stunning purple throughout the summer months.

Aphrodite Althea
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The Althea ‘Aphrodite’, also known as a Rose of Sharon, is a truly stunning flowering shrub that will add a burst of color to your landscape. Aphrodite flourishes in full sun to part shade, making it adaptable to a variety of garden settings. The true showstopper of the Aphrodite Althea lies in its captivating flowers. Unlike some hibiscus varieties, Aphrodite produces single, ruffled blooms, each measuring up to 4 inches in diameter. These eye-catching blossoms boast a clear pink hue, further accentuated by a dramatic dark red eye in the center. The long bloom period, stretching from early summer to fall, ensures your garden will be awash with color for months. This Althea is not only visually stunning but also surprisingly low-maintenance. It thrives in average, well-drained soil and tolerates poor soils and some drought conditions. This heat and humidity tolerant shrub is a perfect choice for gardeners in warmer regions. Additionally, it requires minimal pruning, needing only occasional shaping in spring for a well-maintained appearance. So, add a touch of elegance and long-lasting color to your garden with the captivating Althea ‘Aphrodite.’

Ruby Falls Redbud
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The Ruby Falls Redbud is a captivating ornamental tree prized for its unique weeping habit and stunning foliage. Developed in 2006 by Dr. Dennis Werner from North Carolina State University, this cultivar is a second-generation descendant of a cross between the Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’) and the Covey Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’). This breeding program yielded a truly remarkable tree with a mesmerizing cascading form. Unlike its upright redbud relatives, the Ruby Falls boasts a graceful weeping canopy. Its branches cascade downwards, creating a soft, flowing silhouette that adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. In early spring, before the leaves emerge, the Ruby Falls comes alive with a profusion of lavender-pink blooms that delicately adorn its bare branches. These charming pea-like flowers create a delightful contrast against the dark, emerging foliage. The Ruby Falls Redbud’s captivating display continues throughout the growing season. Its heart-shaped leaves emerge a deep, rich purple, adding a touch of drama to the garden. As the summer progresses, the leaves transition to a stunning burgundy hue, providing a rich backdrop for the vibrant blooms. Even in fall, the show isn’t over. The leaves transform into a captivating blend of burgundy, orange, and gold, adding a final flourish of color before winter arrives.

Mexican Plum
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The Mexican Plum, scientifically known as Prunus mexicana, is a versatile tree that graces landscapes with its beauty and utility. It boasts a single trunk and an open crown, casting dappled shade. Early spring brings a captivating display of fragrant, white or pale pink flowers that blanket the branches, which attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Beyond its aesthetics, the Mexican Plum offers edible rewards. As summer wanes, the tree produces an abundance of dark red or purple fruits. While tart on their own, these juicy plums can be transformed into delicious jams, jellies, or other culinary creations. Additionally, the Mexican Plum’s adaptability makes it a low-maintenance choice. Thriving in full sun or partial shade, it tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and even shows remarkable drought tolerance once established. So, the Mexican Plum offers a combination of visual appeal, delicious fruits, and easy care, making it a valuable addition to many landscapes.

Thunderstruck 'White Flash'
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Combining bold foliage with dazzling soft powder pink blooms, the Thunderstruck White Flash Crape Myrtle is a true showstopper for your garden. This fast-growing tree matures to a height of 12 to 15 feet, showcasing its unique beauty throughout the summer and fall. Unlike many crape myrtles, the Thunderstruck White Flash boasts near-black, glossy foliage that creates a dramatic backdrop for its stunning flowers. These blooms aren’t your average white either. Clusters of pure white flowers blushed with a touch of pink emerge, adding a touch of elegance and whimsy to the dark foliage. This irresistible color combination ensures the Thunderstruck White Flash Crape Myrtle will be a captivating focal point in your landscape.

Lucy Althea
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Adorn your garden with the captivating blooms of the Hibiscus syriacus ‘Lucy’. This stunning deciduous shrub lives up to its name with a prolific display of vibrant, double pink flowers. Unlike many hibiscus varieties, ‘Lucy’ boasts a compact and manageable size, typically reaching 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. This makes it a perfect choice for smaller gardens or placement in containers. The flowers are the true stars of the show, emerging in midsummer and continuing their dazzling display well into fall. Their double blooms, measuring around 4 inches in diameter, adds depth and intrigue. Beyond its captivating flowers, the ‘Lucy’ offers low-maintenance beauty. This adaptable shrub thrives in full sun to part shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It’s also resistant to deer and drought, making it a worry-free addition to your landscape. Simply enjoy its vibrant blooms and lush foliage throughout the season, with minimal pruning needed to maintain its attractive form.

Maki Japanese Yew
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The Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Maki,’ also known as the Shrubby Yew Podocarpus, is a versatile evergreen conifer that adds a touch of sophistication to any landscape. Unlike its larger tree relatives, the ‘Maki’ maintains a compact and manageable size, typically reaching 8 to 10 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide. This makes it a great choice for smaller gardens, foundation plantings, or even container placement. While Neil Sperry recommends morning sun with afternoon shade for optimal growth, Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Maki’ can tolerate some shade. Be aware that they can suffer from freeze damage in very cold winters. An interesting fact is that these Japanese Yews are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female trees. If you have a female tree, you’ll be rewarded with a bonus of dark blue-purple berries in the fall and winter, adding another layer of interest to your landscape. Despite its smaller stature, the ‘Maki’ boasts a captivating display of foliage. It features dense, upright branches adorned with narrow, deep green needles. These soft-textured needles have a pleasant fragrance when crushed and add year-round interest to your garden. Plus, the ‘Maki’ is a low-maintenance plant, tolerating shade, salt, and drought quite well. So, if you’re looking for a low-fuss evergreen that provides a touch of elegance and structure, the Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Maki’ is a perfect choice. It is important to note that all parts of the tree can be toxic to dogs if ingested, with even small amounts leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly causing dehydration in your dog.

Linebacker Distylium
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The Distylium ‘Linebacker’ is a standout choice for gardeners seeking a dense, evergreen screen. This exceptional hybrid of the witchhazel family boasts several features that make it a valuable addition to any landscape. Unlike some evergreens that can become straggly, the ‘Linebacker’ maintains a compact and upright rounded habit, typically reaching 8 to 10 feet in both height and width. This predictable growth pattern makes it ideal for creating a clean-lined hedge or privacy barrier. Be aware that they can suffer from freeze damage in very cold winters. Beyond its form, the ‘Linebacker’ impresses with its captivating foliage. New growth emerges in a beautiful reddish copper color, adding a touch of warmth and dynamism to the landscape. As the season progresses, these new leaves mature to a glossy, deep green that remains vibrant throughout the winter. This color combination, along with the plant’s dense branching, creates a visually striking and effective screening solution for your garden.

Sunshine Ligustrum
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The Sunshine Ligustrum is a vibrant evergreen shrub prized for its year-round golden foliage. Unlike many ligustrum varieties, ‘Sunshine’ boasts a captivating display of color. New growth emerges a light green, transforming into a brilliant yellow as the leaves mature. This sunny hue adds a cheerful pop of color to any garden, especially during the colder months when most plants lose their vibrancy. Standing out for its low-maintenance nature, the Sunshine Ligustrum thrives in various conditions. It flourishes in full sun to partial shade and adapts to well-drained soils. Plus, it’s resistant to pests and diseases, and doesn’t require deadheading or regular pruning to maintain its attractive form. This easy-care shrub is a perfect choice for gardeners who want to enjoy seasonal interest without a lot of upkeep.

Carolina Midnight Loropetalum
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The Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a large, evergreen shrub known for its beautiful dark burgundy-purple foliage. It’s one of the darkest Loropetalum varieties and can grow up to 10 feet tall and wide, making it a great choice for planting a hedge, privacy screen, or foundation shrub. The leaves emerge a reddish-maroon color before maturing to a very dark burgundy-purple. This deep, glossy foliage is a beautiful backdrop for the shrub’s spring blooms, which are a vibrant shade of fuchsia pink. The Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a low-maintenance shrub that prefers to be planted in acidic to neutral, well-drained soil. Prune the Carolina Midnight Loropetalum after it flowers in the spring to maintain its desired size and shape.

Claudia Wannamaker Magnolia
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The Claudia Wannamaker magnolia is a distinguished variety of Southern magnolia, celebrated for its vigorous growth, striking beauty, and resilience. This evergreen tree can reach impressive heights of 30 feet with a spread of 20 feet, making it a prominent feature in any landscape. Its dark green, glossy leaves provide year-round interest, while the undersides of the leaves are a contrasting, rich brown, adding depth and texture. The Claudia Wannamaker is particularly noted for its large, creamy white flowers that can span up to 12 inches in diameter. These fragrant blooms typically appear from late spring to summer, creating a stunning and aromatic display. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Claudia Wannamaker magnolia is valued for its adaptability and hardiness. It thrives in a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils, and prefers full sun to partial shade. This magnolia variety is also relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners and landscapers. Its rapid growth rate is another significant advantage, allowing it to quickly become an impressive focal point in gardens, parks, and along streets. The Claudia Wannamaker magnolia not only enhances the visual appeal of its surroundings but also supports local ecosystems by providing habitat and food for wildlife, particularly birds and pollinators.

Robin Holly
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The Robin Holly was found in 1989 by Mitch Magee in Poplarville, Mississippi. This new Holly variety was discovered as an open-pollinated seedling of the unpatented Mary Nell Holly. The Robin Holly is a beautiful and versatile holly shrub prized for its attractive foliage and festive winter berries. It boasts a dense, pyramidal shape, reaching up to 20 feet tall with a spread of 12 feet. New growth emerges in a stunning maroon-red color, maturing to a deep, lustrous green throughout the season. This vibrant contrast adds year-round interest to your landscape. Robin Hollies are low-maintenance evergreens that thrive in full or partial sun. It produces inconspicuous white flowers in spring, followed by a profusion of orange-red berries in fall. These berries not only add a pop of color but also attract birds, making it a great addition to wildlife gardens.

Golden Rain Tree
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The Golden Rain Tree is a dazzling flowering tree native to eastern Asia. Introduced to North America in the 18th century, it has become a popular landscape choice due to its vibrant blooms, ornamental seed pods, and adaptability. Maturing at 25-30 feet tall with an equal spread, the Golden Rain Tree boasts a rounded crown with a moderately dense canopy, providing welcome shade in warmer climates. This easy-care tree is a standout in summer and offers year-round visual interest. The Golden Rain Tree’s most captivating feature is its magnificent summer display. From mid to late summer, the tree explodes with large, showy panicles of bright yellow flowers. These feathery clusters can reach up to 12-15 inches long and cascade down the branches, blanketing the canopy in a sea of golden color. The blooms resemble fireworks, creating a breathtaking spectacle that attracts butterflies and other pollinators. As the flowers fade, papery, lantern-shaped seed pods emerge. These ornamental seed pods mature to a golden brown in fall and often persist into winter, adding a unique decorative touch that extends the visual interest of the tree. Beyond its beauty, the Golden Rain Tree is a resilient and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soils, but tolerates some drought and even clay soils once established. Relatively fast-growing when young, it matures into a low-maintenance tree with minimal watering needs. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, it offers hassle-free care. With its spectacular summer blooms, interesting seed pods, and easy-going nature, the Golden Rain Tree is a versatile choice for bringing beauty and seasonal interest to your yard for years to come.

Aeryn Trident Maple
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The Aeryn Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum ‘Aeryn’) is a captivating cultivar of the Trident Maple, prized for its adaptability and resistance to pests and diseases. Unlike some maple varieties that can be quite large and fussy, the Aeryn Trident Maple offers a more manageable size for smaller landscapes. Maturing at 25 feet tall with an equal spread, it boasts a compact, oval crown and features attractive features throughout the seasons. The Aeryn Trident Maple offers a beautiful display of foliage year-round. In spring, the tree emerges with vibrant reddish-purple leaves that mature to a glossy, dark green throughout the summer months. Come fall, the foliage transforms into a stunning display of colors. Unlike the typical red many maples are known for, the Aeryn Trident Maple showcases a unique blend of reds, yellows, and oranges, adding a vibrant pop of color to your autumn landscape. Easy to care for and adaptable, the Aeryn Trident Maple thrives in various conditions. It prefers full sun to part shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. This low-maintenance tree is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. It’s also generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, attractive foliage, and ease of care, the Aeryn Trident Maple is a versatile choice for bringing beauty and seasonal interest to your yard.

Persian Spire Ironwood
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The Persian Spire Ironwood (Parrotia persica ‘JLColumnar’), also known as the Persian Spire Parrotia, is a captivating ornamental tree prized for its unique form, colorful foliage, and resilience. This cultivar of the Parrotia persica offers a more compact and columnar shape compared to the species, making it ideal for smaller landscapes. Maturing at 25 feet tall with a narrow spread of 10 feet, the Persian Spire Ironwood boasts a dense, upright form with twisting trunks, adding a touch of architectural interest to your yard. The Persian Spire Ironwood offers a beautiful display of foliage throughout the seasons. In spring, it breaks dormancy with a burst of color. Small, tassel-like flowers in shades of red emerge before the leaves, adding a subtle yet charming touch. These are followed by the emergence of unique, rounded leaves with a distinctive purplish cast. As the season progresses, the leaves mature to a glossy, dark green, adding a touch of elegance to your landscape. Fall brings another transformation, with the foliage ablaze in a vibrant display of orange, yellow, burgundy, and red hues. This stunning display adds a touch of fiery color to your autumn landscape. Beyond its beauty, the Persian Spire Ironwood is a resilient and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun to part shade and prefers well-drained soils. This low-maintenance tree is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. The dense foliage also offers some wind protection, making it a good choice for windy areas. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, the Persian Spire Ironwood is a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, unique form, and colorful foliage throughout the seasons, the Persian Spire Ironwood is a versatile choice for bringing year-round interest and architectural beauty to your yard.

Kindred Spirit Oak
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The Kindred Spirit Oak (Quercus x warei ‘Nadler’) is a unique and versatile hybrid oak prized for its tightly columnar form and easy-care nature. This cross between an Upright English Oak and a Swamp White Oak offers a solution for landscapes where space is limited. Reaching a mature height of 25 feet with a narrow spread of 5-6 feet, the Kindred Spirit Oak boasts a sleek, upright form that makes a statement without overwhelming your yard. Its dark green, lobed leaves add a touch of classic elegance, while its adaptability and resistance make it a low-maintenance choice for gardens of all sizes. The Kindred Spirit Oak offers attractive features throughout the growing season. In spring, it emerges from dormancy with fresh, glossy, dark green foliage. These leaves maintain their vibrant color throughout the summer months, providing a lush backdrop for other plantings in your landscape. Come fall, the Kindred Spirit Oak puts on a subtle yet beautiful display. While not as showy as some oak varieties, the leaves transition from green to a warm yellow or yellow-brown, adding a touch of autumnal charm to your yard. The Kindred Spirit Oak is not just visually appealing, but also a resilient and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soils, but tolerates a variety of conditions. Once established, it’s drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. An added bonus is its resistance to powdery mildew and urban pollution, making it a great choice for cityscapes or areas prone to these issues. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, the Kindred Spirit Oak offers hassle-free care. With its manageable size, columnar form, and easy-going nature, the Kindred Spirit Oak is a versatile choice for adding a touch of elegance and structure to your landscape for years to come.

Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly
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The Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly is a captivating evergreen shrub prized for its vibrant red berries, dense foliage, and adaptability. This female variety of Yaupon Holly is a popular choice for hedges, borders, and foundation plantings, offering year-round visual interest and a touch of classic elegance to your landscape. Growing to a mature height and spread of 15-20 feet, the Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly boasts a dense, upright to spreading form with a moderate growth rate. The Kathy Ann Yaupon stands out with its foliage. The leaves are the deepest shade of green and significantly larger than those of the typical Yaupon Holly, reaching almost double the size. The true showstopper of the Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly arrives in fall and winter. The Kathy Ann Holly is an excellent berry producer and will showcase an abundance of bright red berries. These clusters of drupes add a pop of festive color to your winter landscape and provide a valuable food source for birds during the colder months. The berries persist well into winter, adding a touch of vibrancy even when other plants have gone dormant. The Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly is not just visually appealing but also a resilient and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils. Once established, it’s drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. An added bonus is its resistance to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. Plus, unlike some hollies that require specific pruning techniques, the Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly responds well to pruning if you need to control its size or shape. With its beautiful berries, attractive foliage, easy care, and adaptability, the Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly is a versatile choice for bringing beauty and winter interest to your landscape for years to come.

Desirable Pecan
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The Desirable Pecan (Carya illinoinensis ‘Desirable’) is a prized cultivar among pecan growers and backyard enthusiasts alike, known for its consistent production of high-quality nuts. This pecan tree, a specific selection from a controlled cross made in the early 1900s, has become a favorite for its reliability and ease of care. Reaching a mature height of 60-70 feet with a broad canopy of 40-50 feet, the Desirable Pecan is a majestic addition to larger landscapes. While it takes a few years to reach nut-bearing age, patient growers are rewarded with abundant harvests year after year. The true star of the Desirable Pecan is its exceptional nut production. This variety sets itself apart with its tendency to self-thin its clusters, ensuring each remaining nut receives the nutrients it needs to develop fully. The result is a consistent yield of large, well-filled pecans with a light golden color. These premium-quality nuts boast a delicious flavor and impressive shelling percentage, making them a favorite among pecan lovers. The Desirable Pecan also matures earlier than some other varieties, allowing you to enjoy your homegrown bounty sooner. Beyond its delicious yield, the Desirable Pecan offers several other benefits. It’s a relatively low-maintenance tree, thriving in full sun and well-drained soils. Once established, it tolerates drought conditions and requires minimal watering. The Desirable Pecan is also generally resistant to pests and diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments. With its majestic size, reliable nut production, and easy-going nature, the Desirable Pecan is a rewarding choice for those seeking a beautiful and productive addition to their landscape. Just be aware that pecan trees can be messy due to falling nuts and leaves, so consider planting location carefully.

Ann Magnolia
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The Ann Magnolia, also known as the Saucer Magnolia ‘Ann’, is a captivating deciduous shrub or small tree prized for its early blooms and compact size. This delightful hybrid, a cross between Magnolia liliflora ‘Nigra’ and Magnolia stellata ‘Rosea’, offers a beautiful display in landscapes with limited space. Reaching a mature height of 8-10 feet with a similar spread, the Ann Magnolia boasts a rounded form and attractive branching. While smaller than some magnolia varieties, it packs a punch with its vibrant blooms and makes a statement even in smaller yards. The Ann Magnolia is a true star of the early spring season. Before the leaves emerge, the branches come alive with a profusion of large, tulip-shaped flowers. These blooms, typically 6-8 inches across, boast a rich reddish-purple color that resembles vibrant burgundy wine. Unlike some magnolias known for their sweet fragrance, the Ann Magnolia has a subtle, pleasant scent that adds another delightful dimension to its spring display. As the blooms fade, the tree produces attractive, dark green, leathery leaves that provide a lush backdrop throughout the summer months. Beyond its beauty, the Ann Magnolia is a resilient and adaptable plant. It thrives in full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils. Once established, it tolerates some drought conditions and requires minimal watering. The Ann Magnolia is generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your landscape. With its manageable size, stunning early spring blooms, and easy-care nature, the Ann Magnolia is a versatile choice for bringing a touch of elegance and vibrant color to your yard for years to come.

Rising Sun Redbud
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The Rising Sun Redbud is a true standout amongst its redbud kin, boasting a dazzling display of color throughout the seasons. Unlike other redbuds with primarily green foliage, the Rising Sun lives up to its name. In early spring, before the leaves appear, the tree bursts forth with a profusion of rosy-orchid flowers. These pea-like blooms adorn the bare branches, adding a touch of elegance and whimsy to the spring garden. As the new leaves emerge, they unfold in a vibrant combination of apricot, peach, and gold tones, creating a mesmerizing tapestry that rivals the sunrise. These heart-shaped leaves retain their golden hues until summer, when they transition to a unique blend of yellow, lime green, and even hints of red, adding depth and dimension to the tree’s appearance. This color show doesn’t stop there. Fall brings another transformation, as the foliage transforms once more into a fiery display of rich, golden tones. This autumnal spectacle complements other fall foliage beautifully, creating a vibrant focal point in your landscape. A compact grower, the Rising Sun Redbud typically reaches a mature height of 15 feet with a similar spread. This manageable size makes it a perfect choice for smaller gardens or as a captivating specimen plant. Plus, its easygoing nature and adaptability to various soil conditions make it a favorite among gardeners of all levels. So, if you’re looking for a tree that offers four seasons of visual interest and effortless beauty, the Rising Sun Redbud is sure to steal the show in your landscape.

Forest Pansy Redbud
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The Forest Pansy Redbud is a captivating ornamental tree known for its unique foliage and vibrant spring blooms. Unlike other redbuds that boast green leaves, the Forest Pansy takes center stage with its stunning, heart-shaped foliage. In spring, new leaves emerge in a mesmerizing display of scarlet-purple, creating a dramatic focal point in your landscape. As the season progresses, the foliage matures to a deep, wine-red color, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your garden throughout the summer and into fall. In early spring, before the leaves unfurl, the branches come alive with a profusion of rosy-pink blooms. These pea-like flowers adorn the bare branches, adding a delightful contrast to the emerging burgundy foliage. This vibrant display of pink blooms and deep, wine-red leaves creates a captivating scene that’s sure to turn heads. Reaching a mature height of 20 feet with a similar spread, the Forest Pansy Redbud is a perfect choice for adding a touch of drama and year-round interest to medium-sized landscapes. It’s also relatively fast-growing and adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, making it a popular selection for gardeners of all levels.

Autauga Crape Myrtle
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Dazzle your garden with the Autauga Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia x ‘Autauga’), a captivating display of color and form. Unlike many crape myrtles with softer pink or lavender blooms, the Autauga boasts a rich, deep purple. These vibrant blooms erupt in a full and dramatic display throughout the summer, typically from June to September. The tight, compact clusters of flowers create a stunning contrast against the backdrop of the tree’s foliage, making it a guaranteed conversation starter in your yard. The Autauga Crape Myrtle offers a touch of elegance throughout the year. Its upright growth habit with graceful, arching branches creates a beautiful, well-shaped silhouette. This form adds vertical interest to your landscape design and can be a lovely focal point in borders, lining walkways, or even planted as a specimen tree. The foliage complements the vibrant blooms perfectly. Emerging in a bright green in spring, the leaves transition to a stunning orange-red in fall, adding another layer of visual interest as the seasons change. Reaching a mature height of 20 feet with a spread of 12 feet, the Autauga Crape Myrtle is a versatile choice for gardeners with various landscape sizes. Plus, it thrives in full sun with average, well-drained soil, making it a relatively low-maintenance addition to your garden. With its captivating blooms, elegant form, and seasonal foliage display, the Autauga Crape Myrtle is sure to become a treasured element in your outdoor space.

Walter's Viburnum 'Select'
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Walter’s Viburnum Select is a beautiful flowering shrub that’s a great choice for gardeners in warm climates. It’s a cultivar of the Walter’s viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) that has a more compact and upright growth habit than the species, making it ideal for smaller landscapes. It typically grows to 6-8 feet tall and wide, with a rounded form and dense foliage. The Walter’s Viburnum Select is prized for its showy white flowers that bloom in clusters in early spring. The flowers are fragrant and attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. After the flowers fade, the shrub produces red fruits that turn black when mature. The fruits provide food for birds and other wildlife. The shrub boasts small leaves that develop splashes of purple in fall. In warmer winter climates, these leaves retain some of their color, persisting as semi-evergreen or even evergreen. This versatile shrub is well-suited for a variety of landscaping applications. It can be planted as a specimen shrub, used to create a hedge, or included in a border planting. It’s also tolerant of a range of growing conditions, including full sun to partial shade and moist to well-drained soils. With its low-maintenance requirements and long list of attributes, the Walter’s Viburnum Select is a valuable addition to any southern garden.

Walter's Viburnum 'Withla'
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The Walter’s Viburnum Withla (Viburnum obovatum ‘Withlacoochee’) is a stunning selection known for its attractive foliage and adaptability. Unlike other Walter’s Viburnums, the this variety boasts dense, dark green leaves that hold their color well throughout the year. This sets it apart, as many Viburnums become somewhat bare in winter. Reaching a mature height of 10-12 feet with a 6-10 foot spread, it forms a rounded shape and maintains a naturally full appearance. This low-maintenance shrub doesn’t require frequent pruning to stay neat, making it a great choice for busy gardeners. Beyond its evergreen appeal, the Walter’s Viburnum puts on a delightful floral display in late winter or early spring. Clusters of fragrant white blooms erupt on the branches, adding a touch of elegance to the landscape. These blooms not only enhance your garden’s beauty but also attract butterflies and other pollinators. After the flowers fade, the shrub produces small red fruits that mature to black. These berries provide a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife, making the Walter’s Viburnum a haven for local fauna. Thriving in the southeastern United States, the Walter’s Viburnum Withla is a versatile addition to your landscape. It tolerates a range of soil types, from sandy to loamy to clay, as long as they are well-drained. It also adapts to different light conditions, doing well in full sun to partial shade. This adaptability, combined with its low maintenance needs and ecological benefits, makes the Walter’s Viburnum a popular choice for both residential and commercial landscapes.

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Live Oak
A symbol of strength and resilience in the Texan landscape, the Live Oak is a truly magnificent tree. Its sprawling canopy, formed by wide-arching branches, provides a welcome shade in the hot Texas sun. Some Live Oaks boast branches so ... Read More
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Eastern Red Cedar
A common sight across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, the Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a versatile and adaptable evergreen tree. Its form can also vary, starting as a conical shrub in its youth before ma... Read More
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Chinese Pistachio
The Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis) is a captivating deciduous tree that brings a touch of drama and seasonal flair to any landscape. Native to mountainous regions of central and western China, this resilient tree thrives in harsh... Read More
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Carolina Midnight Loropetalum Espalier
An espaliered Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a stunning and unique way to showcase this beautiful shrub. Espaliering involves training the branches of the Loropetalum to grow flat against a wall or fence in a specific pattern, such as ... Read More
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Little Gem Magnolia Espalier
Transform your outdoor space with the captivating Little Gem Magnolia espalier. Unlike traditional magnolia trees, this unique version is trained to grow flat against a wall or fence. This space-saving design (typically reaching 8-10 fee... Read More
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Brodie Eastern Red Cedar
The Brodie Eastern Red Cedar (often referred to as Brodie Juniper) is one of the most popular cultivars of Juniperus virginiana because of its narrow pyramidal growth habit. Traditionally Eastern Red Cedar (parent plant of the B... Read More
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Bald Cypress
The Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) stands out as a unique and fascinating addition to any landscape. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, the bald cypress sheds its feathery, needle-like leaves in the fall, earning its nickname “bald... Read More
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Allee Elm
The Allee Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Allee’) is a captivating and resilient tree that adds a touch of elegance and history to any landscape. This cultivar, discovered by Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia, boasts a uni... Read More
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Bracken Brown Beauty
The Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia was discovered as a seedling by Ray Bracken in 1967 and is now located on their farm in South Carolina. The Bracken Brown Beauty has earned a dominant status among the Magnolia grandiflora cultivars and ... Read More
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Bur Oak
Native to the Blackland Prairies of central and north Texas, the Bur Oak reigns as a symbol of resilience and grandeur in the region’s landscape. These majestic trees boast stately figures with densely rounded crowns, exuding an aura o... Read More
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Brandywine Maple
A popular cultivar of Red Maple due to its densely oval to rounded canopy, heat tolerance and dependable fall color. Very similar to the October Glory Maple, but the Brandywine will have a slightly denser canopy and a deeper red leaf col... Read More
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Cherry Laurel
A touch of southern charm graces any landscape with the inclusion of the Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana). This native North American shrub or small tree thrives in the southeastern United States, stretching from the Carolinas down to ... Read More
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DD Blanchard Magnolia
The DD Blanchard Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’) stands out as a majestic and long-lasting addition to any landscape. Reaching a mature height of 40-50 feet with a sprawling canopy of 25-35 feet wide, the D.D... Read More
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Lacebark Elm
The Lacebark Elm, also known as a Chinese Elm, is a captivating addition to any landscape, offering a unique combination of beauty, resilience, and adaptability. This medium-sized tree, native to China, Korea, and Japan, typically reache... Read More
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Little Gem Magnolia
Dreaming of a Southern magnolia experience but lacking the space? The Little Gem Magnolia might be your perfect match. This charming dwarf variety offers all the elegance of its larger cousin in a more manageable package. Its upright for... Read More
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Monterrey Oak
The Monterrey Oak has been spotted growing in small groves along the Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas. The Monterrey Oak grows more extensively in Mexico stretching from Monterrey to Ciudad Victoria along the Sierra Madre Oriental mount... Read More
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Muskogee
The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a captivating flowering tree prized for its vibrant display of blooms and extended blooming season. This large shrub or small tree, reaching 15-20 feet tall with a 10-15 foot spread, is a hybrid of the Crape ... Read More
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Natchez
The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a popular deciduous tree renowned for its dazzling white blooms and attractive features. This flowering tree matures at 20-25 feet tall with a spread of 15-20 feet, making it a statement piece for your landsca... Read More
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Nellie R Stevens Holly
Standing out with its exceptional dark green foliage, the Nellie R. Stevens Holly is a captivating addition to any landscape. This vigorous hybrid, born from the English and Chinese Holly, boasts a naturally dense, pyramidal shape. Its g... Read More
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Oakland Holly
The Oakland holly is unique as its new growth emerges as a reddish purple and ages to an emerald green. They have an emerald green foliage and a unique oak-shaped leaf, and as it ages it matures from a more columnar to a pyramid shape. A... Read More
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October Glory
Standing out amongst its fiery-colored cousins, the October Glory Maple lives up to its name with a truly dazzling fall display. Reaching a mature height of 40-50 feet with a rounded to oval canopy 25-35 feet wide, the October Glory Mapl... Read More
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Possumhaw Holly
Most known for their showy red berries in the winter, the Possumhaw Holly is a great ornamental accent tree to any landscape. This holly is deciduous and has glossy deep green serrated leaves and pale gray bark. In the Fall the leaves wi... Read More
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Shumard Red Oak
Towering over the Texas landscape, the Shumard Red Oak, also known as the Shumard Oak, Swamp Red Oak, or Spotted Oak, is a truly majestic sight. This native Texan boasts a wide-spreading canopy that transforms from a narrow, open habit i... Read More
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Teddy Bear Magnolia
The Teddy Bear Magnolia was discovered as a seedling by Robert and Lisa Head in 1985 at their farm in South Carolina (Head-Lee Nursery). At an age of 26 years old, the mother tree of the Teddy Bear Magnolia stands at 26’ tall and 14’... Read More
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Vitex ‘Shoal Creek’
The Shoal Creek Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’) is a captivating flowering shrub or small tree prized for its long blooming season, attractive foliage, and resistance to pests and diseases. An improved cultivar of the Chaste... Read More
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Eagleston Holly
A stunning addition to any Texas landscape, the Eagleston Holly is a natural hybrid of the Dahoon and American Holly varieties. This versatile plant thrives as either a large shrub or a small tree, boasting a naturally pyramidal growth h... Read More
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Cedar Elm
A symbol of resilience in the Lone Star State, the Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) thrives throughout the Gulf Coastal Plains. Also known as Texas Elm, Texas Cedar Elm, Scrub Elm, and Basket Elm, this adaptable and resilient tree is a true... Read More
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Taylor Eastern Red Cedar
The Taylor Eastern Red Cedar (often referred to as Taylor Juniper) gets its name from where it was discovered in 1978 out of Taylor, Nebraska. This cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar was selected because of its narrow and upright growth habit... Read More
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Acoma Crape Myrtle
Ideal for smaller gardens or containers, the Acoma Crape Myrtle offers a captivating display of color and form. This deciduous shrub or small tree typically reaches 6 feet tall and wide, boasting a mounded growth habit with slightly weep... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'Coral Bloom'
Standing out from the crowd is the Coral Bloom Crape Myrtle, a captivating creation by Mitch Magee at Evergreen Nursery in 2015. This beauty boasts a rich history, born from the careful cross-pollination of a Natchez Crape Myrtle, known ... Read More
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Mexican Sycamore
The Mexican Sycamore (Platanus mexicana) is a true titan of the Texas landscape. Native to northern Mexico and reaching into south Texas, this fast-growing giant matures to a staggering height of 60-80 feet. Its wide, spreading canopy, r... Read More
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Burkii Eastern Red Cedar
The Eastern Red Cedar ‘Burkii’ are attractive evergreens that are known for their unique silver/blue green foliage. They have a dense pyramidal form and they are often used for privacy screen and ornamental accents in flower beds. Th... Read More
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Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum
The Slender Silhouette Sweetgum is a cultivar of the American Sweetgum tree, known for its striking appearance and space-saving form. Unlike its wider relatives, the Slender Silhouette lives up to its name by growing tall and narrow. It ... Read More
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Autumn Blaze
Standing tall with a fiery personality, the Autumn Blaze Maple (Acer x freemanii) is a captivating sight in any landscape. This fast-growing hybrid, born from a cross between the Red Maple and Silver Maple, thrives in various climates, a... Read More
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Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
The Tuskegee crape myrtle is a vibrant flowering tree known for its long-lasting blooms and attractive features. Developed by the United States National Arboretum, this cultivar is named after Tuskegee University in Alabama. It matures i... Read More
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Scarlet
The Colorama Scarlet Crape Myrtle, is a visually striking flowering tree prized for its vibrant red blooms and adaptability. This cultivar, a cross between the Miss Sandra and Ebony Flame Crape Myrtles, boasts a mature height and spread ... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'Lavender Skies'
The Thunderstruck Lavender Skies Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Natchez and a Best Red Black Diamond. This is a very interesting cross because the Natchez has white flowers and the Best Red has deep red ... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'White Lightning'
The Thunderstruck White Lightning Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Natchez and an Ebony Ivory Black Diamond Crape Myrtle. This cross resulted in a tree with very similar features to Ebony Ivory in that it ... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'Ruby'
The Thunderstruck Ruby Crape Myrtle was developed by Mitch Magee by cross-pollinating a Purely Purple Black Diamond and a Scarlet Crape Myrtle. The unique combination created a Crape Myrtle with dark burgundy-blackish plum foliage and de... Read More
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Liberty Holly
In 1989, Mitch Magee found an openly pollinated seedling of the Mary Nell Holly on his farm in Poplarville, Mississippi and this new variety of Holly was given the name Liberty Holly. This new variety has a larger leaf than the Mary Nell... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'Purple Sage'
The Thunderstruck Purple Sage Crape Myrtle is a stunning new crape myrtle variety born from the creative mind of breeder Mitch Magee. It combines the best traits of its parents, the Scarlet Crape Myrtle and the Black Diamond Purely Purpl... Read More
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Blue Point Juniper
A captivating presence in any garden, the Blue Point juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’) is an evergreen conifer prized for its attractive form and easygoing nature. This versatile shrub or small tree typically matures... Read More
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Spartan Juniper
The Spartan juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’) is a standout choice for gardeners seeking a handsome, low-maintenance evergreen. This fast-growing juniper lives up to its name, reaching a mature height of 15-20 feet with... Read More
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Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress
The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is a beautiful evergreen conifer known for its adaptability and resilience. A cultivar of the Arizona Cypress, it was developed at Clemson University in 1968. This fast-growing tree matures at 30 to ... Read More
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Blue Ice Arizona Cypress
The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is a captivating evergreen conifer known for its stunning icy blue foliage. This fast-growing tree matures at 25-30 feet tall with a width of 15-20 feet, adding a vertical element and cool color to any landsc... Read More
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Hetzii Juniper
The Hetzi Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzi Columnaris’) is a handsome evergreen conifer known for its architectural form and resilience. This cultivar of the Chinese Juniper offers a touch of sophistication to landscapes w... Read More
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Idyllwild Eastern Red Cedar
The Idyllwild Eastern Red Cedar is a unique cultivar of Juniperus virginiana due to their smaller stature and naturally dense canopies. At maturity Idyllwild will reach a mature width of 7’ and only 15’ in height and this offers cust... Read More
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Glauca Eastern Red Cedar
The Glauca, aka Silver Eastern Red Cedar, is a cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar which is known for silvery blue new growth and narrow pyramidal growth habit. In the spring the new growth has a silver-blue color but fades slightly to blue-gr... Read More
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Star Power Juniper
The Star Power Juniper was selected in 1998 at Johnson’s Nursery in Wisconsin and it is believed to a cross between the Common Juniper and Chinese Juniper. Like the Blue Point Juniper, it has a very dense canopy with blue green foliage... Read More
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Yaupon Holly
The Yaupon Holly, a native Texan treasure, adds a touch of elegance and year-round interest to any landscape. This versatile shrub boasts a dense, compact form adorned with glossy, dark green leaves. Unlike many hollies, Yaupon’s l... Read More
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Oklahoma Sparkler Redbud
The Oklahoma Sparkler Redbud was selected in 2015 by Ray & Cindy Jackson in Belvidere, TN as a chance seedling of Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). This cultivar has shown to have a more compact and upright growth habit when compar... Read More
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Merlot Redbud
The Merlot Redbud was selected by Dr. Dennis Werner from North Carolina State University in 2004 from 2nd generation descendants of a cross between a Texas White Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Texas White’) and a Forest Pan... Read More
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Steeds Holly
The Steeds Holly (Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’), also known as the Steeds Japanese Holly, is a popular evergreen shrub valued for its easy care, adaptability, and attractive form. A cultivar of the Japanese Holly, it boasts a dense, upright... Read More
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Compacta Holly
The Compacta holly, also known as Ilex crenata ‘Compacta’, is a popular evergreen shrub prized for its neat and tidy appearance. It’s a cultivar of the Japanese holly, known for its dense, compact growth habit. Unlike s... Read More
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Needlepoint Holly
The Needlepoint Holly, also called Willowleaf Holly, is a versatile broadleaf evergreen shrub prized for its attractive foliage, ease of care, and adaptability. A cultivar of the Chinese Holly, it’s known for its dense, pyramidal g... Read More
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Curly Leaf Ligustrum
The Curly Leaf Ligustrum, also commonly known as Recurve Ligustrum, Wavy Leaf Privet, Curled-Leaf Privet or Curly Leaf Privet, is a large, upright, broad-leaved evergreen shrub that offers year-round beauty and privacy screening for a va... Read More
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Sweet Olive Osmanthus
Osmanthus fragrans, also commonly known as sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, and fragrant olive, is a species of flowering shrub native to Asia. It’s known for its beautiful small white clusters of flowers that are produced in t... Read More
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Dwarf Burford Holly
The Dwarf Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta ‘Dwarf Burford’) is a versatile evergreen shrub known for its attractive foliage, festive winter berries, and manageable size. A dwarf cultivar of the popular Burford Holly, it offers the... Read More
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Emerald Sentinel Eastern Red Cedar
The Emerald Sentinel was discovered by Clifford Corliss in 1967 as a chance seedling at Caroliss Bros. Garden Center in Ipswich, MA. Emerald Sentinel is a cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar. It has a narrow pyramid shape, making it ideal for ... Read More
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Hillspire Eastern Red Cedar
The Hillspire Eastern Red Cedar, also known as Hillspire Juniper, was discovered around 1925 at D. Hill Nursery and it got its initial name, Cupressifolia, due to its cypress-like foliage. However, this name already belonged to another p... Read More
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Japanese Yew
The Japanese Yew, also known by its many common names like Podocarpus, Yew Podocarpus, Buddhist Pine, and False Japanese Yew, is an evergreen conifer known for its glossy, deep green slender leaves that are 3”-5” long and less than .... Read More
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Monarch Holly
Over a 10 year period, since 2014, Mitch Magee has been trying to develop a hybrid between the red and blue hollies from his farm in Poplarville, Mississippi. He took a cross between the Liberty Holly (Ilex x ‘Conty’) and a Blue Prin... Read More
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Patti Faye Deodar Cedar
The Patti Faye Deodar Cedar was discovered by Ralph Rushing of Rushing Nursery in 2000 amongst a group of seedlings and he named it after his wife Patti. The Patti Faye is a beautiful cultivar of the Deodar Cedar, known for its unique ho... Read More
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Chinese Fringe Tree
The Chinese Fringe Tree is a versatile flowering tree native to eastern Asia. It’s prized for its ornamental features that offer year-round interest. In spring, the tree explodes with a profusion of fragrant white flowers. These delica... Read More
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Emily Bruner Holly
The Emily Bruner Holly was discovered and introduced by nursery owner Don Shadow while he was a student at the University of Tennessee. It is a hybrid between the Burford Holly and Lusterleaf Holly and it is known for its beautiful dark ... Read More
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Yuletide Candle Camellia Sasanqua
The Yuletide Candle Camellia Sasanqua is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is known for its vibrant red flowers that bloom in the late fall and winter. The Yuletide Candle Camellia has glossy, dark green leaves that provide a handsome bac... Read More
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Moonshadow Camellia Sasanqua
Grace your garden with the captivating Moonshadow camellia sasanqua, a true showstopper known for its captivating blooms. This evergreen shrub boasts a stunning display of double flowers, each petal a perfect white with a striking, paint... Read More
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My Lady Holly
For over a decade, Mississippi farmer Mitch Magee has pursued a horticultural dream: creating a holly that combines the best traits of red and blue varieties. Since 2014, his efforts have culminated in the My Lady Holly, a hybrid born fr... Read More
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Dura Heat River Birch
Beating the Texas heat can be a challenge, but the Dura Heat River Birch thrives in the sunshine state’s warm climate. Unlike traditional River Birches, this improved cultivar boasts exceptional heat and drought tolerance, making it a ... Read More
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Rose of Autumn Camellia Sasanqua
Breathe new life into your fall landscape with the Rose of Autumn Camellia. Unlike most camellias that bloom in spring, this captivating shrub explodes with color during the cooler months. From late fall to early winter, the Rose of Autu... Read More
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Savannah Holly
Savannah Holly is a charming and versatile hybrid holly cultivar that combines the best traits of its parent species, American Holly and Dahoon Holly. This evergreen shrub boasts an elegant, pyramidal form, typically reaching a height of... Read More
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Chinquapin Oak
Thriving on the limestone outcroppings and dry landscapes of central and eastern North America, the Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) stands out for its unique charm. This medium-sized to large tree boasts a distinctive silhouette w... Read More
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Bubba Desert Willow
Bringing a splash of color to hot, dry landscapes, the Desert Willow ‘Bubba’ is a true standout. This popular cultivar is prized for its stunning display of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers. From late spring to early fall, the tips o... Read More
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Sweet Bubba Desert Willow
Adorn your hot and dry landscape with the captivating beauty of the Sweet Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis ‘Sweet Bubba’). This low-maintenance bloomer is a superstar when it comes to drought tolerance and heat resistance. Unl... Read More
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Oakleaf Holly
The story of this new holly variety begins in 1989 at Evergreen Nursery in Poplarville, Mississippi. A Mary Nell Holly produced a surprise seedling through open pollination. This chance discovery would eventually become a prized holly kn... Read More
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Pink Snow Camellia Sasanqua
Unveiling its delicate beauty in fall and early winter, the Pink Snow Camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink Snow’) is a captivating evergreen shrub that graces gardens with a touch of elegance. This variety of Sasanqua Camellia is the pe... Read More
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Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly
The Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria ‘Pride of Houston’) is a Texas native that lives up to its name. This improved selection of the Yaupon Holly boasts a combination of desirable traits, making it a popular choice for s... Read More
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Texas Redbud
The Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) brings a touch of magic to the Texas landscape. Unlike its Eastern cousin, the Texas Redbud thrives in the state’s hot and dry climate, making it a popular choice for gardeners seeking... Read More
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Traveller Weeping Texas Redbud
The Traveller Weeping Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Traveller’) adds a touch of elegance and drama to any garden with its unique weeping form. Unlike its upright counterpart, the Traveller boasts branches that gracef... Read More
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Wintergreen Boxwood
The Wintergreen Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis, or you might see it listed as Buxus microphylla var. jap. ‘Wintergreen’ or Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Wintergreen’ – there’s some confusion in the plant world!) is a ... Read More
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Black Pearl Redbud
The Black Pearl Redbud, a new cultivar of Eastern Redbud, was created in 2012 by Ray and Cindy Jackson in Belvidere, Tennessee. This unique tree resulted from a carefully planned cross between two existing cultivars, Ruby Falls and The R... Read More
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Aphrodite Althea
The Althea ‘Aphrodite’, also known as a Rose of Sharon, is a truly stunning flowering shrub that will add a burst of color to your landscape. Aphrodite flourishes in full sun to part shade, making it adaptable to a variety of garden ... Read More
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Ruby Falls Redbud
The Ruby Falls Redbud is a captivating ornamental tree prized for its unique weeping habit and stunning foliage. Developed in 2006 by Dr. Dennis Werner from North Carolina State University, this cultivar is a second-generation descendant... Read More
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Mexican Plum
The Mexican Plum, scientifically known as Prunus mexicana, is a versatile tree that graces landscapes with its beauty and utility. It boasts a single trunk and an open crown, casting dappled shade. Early spring brings a captivating displ... Read More
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Thunderstruck 'White Flash'
Combining bold foliage with dazzling soft powder pink blooms, the Thunderstruck White Flash Crape Myrtle is a true showstopper for your garden. This fast-growing tree matures to a height of 12 to 15 feet, showcasing its unique beauty thr... Read More
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Lucy Althea
Adorn your garden with the captivating blooms of the Hibiscus syriacus ‘Lucy’. This stunning deciduous shrub lives up to its name with a prolific display of vibrant, double pink flowers. Unlike many hibiscus varieties, ‘Lucy’ boa... Read More
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Maki Japanese Yew
The Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Maki,’ also known as the Shrubby Yew Podocarpus, is a versatile evergreen conifer that adds a touch of sophistication to any landscape. Unlike its larger tree relatives, the ‘Maki’ maintains a compact... Read More
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Linebacker Distylium
The Distylium ‘Linebacker’ is a standout choice for gardeners seeking a dense, evergreen screen. This exceptional hybrid of the witchhazel family boasts several features that make it a valuable addition to any landscape. Unlike some ... Read More
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Sunshine Ligustrum
The Sunshine Ligustrum is a vibrant evergreen shrub prized for its year-round golden foliage. Unlike many ligustrum varieties, ‘Sunshine’ boasts a captivating display of color. New growth emerges a light green, transforming into a br... Read More
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Carolina Midnight Loropetalum
The Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a large, evergreen shrub known for its beautiful dark burgundy-purple foliage. It’s one of the darkest Loropetalum varieties and can grow up to 10 feet tall and wide, making it a great choice for pl... Read More
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Claudia Wannamaker Magnolia
The Claudia Wannamaker magnolia is a distinguished variety of Southern magnolia, celebrated for its vigorous growth, striking beauty, and resilience. This evergreen tree can reach impressive heights of 30 feet with a spread of 20 feet, m... Read More
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Robin Holly
The Robin Holly was found in 1989 by Mitch Magee in Poplarville, Mississippi. This new Holly variety was discovered as an open-pollinated seedling of the unpatented Mary Nell Holly. The Robin Holly is a beautiful and versatile holly shru... Read More
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Golden Rain Tree
The Golden Rain Tree is a dazzling flowering tree native to eastern Asia. Introduced to North America in the 18th century, it has become a popular landscape choice due to its vibrant blooms, ornamental seed pods, and adaptability. Maturi... Read More
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Aeryn Trident Maple
The Aeryn Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum ‘Aeryn’) is a captivating cultivar of the Trident Maple, prized for its adaptability and resistance to pests and diseases. Unlike some maple varieties that can be quite large and fussy, the ... Read More
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Persian Spire Ironwood
The Persian Spire Ironwood (Parrotia persica ‘JLColumnar’), also known as the Persian Spire Parrotia, is a captivating ornamental tree prized for its unique form, colorful foliage, and resilience. This cultivar of the Parrotia persic... Read More
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Kindred Spirit Oak
The Kindred Spirit Oak (Quercus x warei ‘Nadler’) is a unique and versatile hybrid oak prized for its tightly columnar form and easy-care nature. This cross between an Upright English Oak and a Swamp White Oak offers a solution for l... Read More
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Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly
The Kathy Ann Yaupon Holly is a captivating evergreen shrub prized for its vibrant red berries, dense foliage, and adaptability. This female variety of Yaupon Holly is a popular choice for hedges, borders, and foundation plantings, offer... Read More
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Desirable Pecan
The Desirable Pecan (Carya illinoinensis ‘Desirable’) is a prized cultivar among pecan growers and backyard enthusiasts alike, known for its consistent production of high-quality nuts. This pecan tree, a specific selection from a con... Read More
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Ann Magnolia
The Ann Magnolia, also known as the Saucer Magnolia ‘Ann’, is a captivating deciduous shrub or small tree prized for its early blooms and compact size. This delightful hybrid, a cross between Magnolia liliflora ‘Nigra’ and Magnol... Read More
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Rising Sun Redbud
The Rising Sun Redbud is a true standout amongst its redbud kin, boasting a dazzling display of color throughout the seasons. Unlike other redbuds with primarily green foliage, the Rising Sun lives up to its name. In early spring, before... Read More
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Forest Pansy Redbud
The Forest Pansy Redbud is a captivating ornamental tree known for its unique foliage and vibrant spring blooms. Unlike other redbuds that boast green leaves, the Forest Pansy takes center stage with its stunning, heart-shaped foliage. I... Read More
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Autauga Crape Myrtle
Dazzle your garden with the Autauga Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia x ‘Autauga’), a captivating display of color and form. Unlike many crape myrtles with softer pink or lavender blooms, the Autauga boasts a rich, deep purple. These vibra... Read More
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Walter's Viburnum 'Select'
Walter’s Viburnum Select is a beautiful flowering shrub that’s a great choice for gardeners in warm climates. It’s a cultivar of the Walter’s viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) that has a more compact and upright growth habit than the ... Read More
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Walter's Viburnum 'Withla'
The Walter’s Viburnum Withla (Viburnum obovatum ‘Withlacoochee’) is a stunning selection known for its attractive foliage and adaptability. Unlike other Walter’s Viburnums, the this variety boasts dense, dark green leaves that ho... Read More