Sunday, March 16, 2008

Landscape and Nursery - Some New and Different Landscape Plants to Consider

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

Paeonia rockii. Tree peony. Large, deciduous shrub with dark green green leaves in groups of nine. Semi-double flowers that are white with some red and yellow stamens are produced in late spring and early summer.

Poliothyrsis sinensis. Chinese Pearlbloom Tree. This is a shrub-like deciduous tree that can reach up to 25 feet. It likes full sun and blooms during the summer with white, fragrant flowers. In the fall, the leaves turn a burgundy color.

Prunus mume ‘Kobai’ Japanese Flowering Apricot. Deciduous tree with red semi-double flowers in late winter.

Rhododendron ‘Solidarity’. A pink flowered Rhododendron blooming midseason.

Information from Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College,

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