Saturday, February 23, 2008

Landscape - Some New Landscape Plants

The following are some new landscape plants to consider. Information is from Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College.

Broussonetia papyrifera ‘Golden Shadow’, Golden Paper Mulberry. This plant can be grown in shrub or tree form. It is very tolerant of dry conditions and poor soils but may need some part shade due to its light color. It is gold-yellow in spring but will turn more green in summer.

Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’, Eastern Redbud. This is a Redbud variety with bright golden foliage. It also produces flowers on young plants allowing for good show from the time of planting.

Cedrus deodara ‘Well’s Golden’. Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar. New foliage is yellow then turns to green-yellow in summer.

Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit ™. Golden Spirit Smoketree. This smoketree is grown for its unusual golden color. It is a multi-stemmed shrub that will grow 8-15' tall. Older plants may flower and have the characteristic smoketree look in the summer.

Information from Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College,

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