Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nursery and Landscape - Plants to Consider for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the Upcoming UDBG Plant Sale

This is the fourth in a series of plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the UDBG Spring Plant Sale.

Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’. Eastern Redbud 20-25'. Red – almost! Truly distinctive from other selections, this cultivar offers the deepest colored flower buds to date — a deep purple-red that opens to brilliant pink flowers. Size and habit are similar to the species.

Liquidambar acalycina ‘Burgundy Flush’. Chinese Sweetgum 30-50'. The new foliage emerges with an extraordinary burgundy flush in the spring that rivals fall color. The flush of color continue throughout the summer with each new growth spurt before the entire tree turns a deep red in the fall.

Ilex glabra ‘Nova Scotia’. Inkberry 2-4'. One of the best inkberries as it maintains a compact, dense habit without pruning. It is a female although the small black fruit are hidden by the evergreen foliage. Valuable for foundations, hedges, and in sweeps.

Panicum amarum ‘Dewey Blue’. Coastal Panicgrass. A new selection with waxy, silver blue leaves; found growing wild along the southern Delaware coast. Blooms in mid-summer with arching, dense plumes. Heat and drought tolerant; poor soil; deer resistant. A fabulous low-maintenance, fine-textured addition to the garden.

For more information go to the online UDBC Spring Plant Sale catalog at

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