Friday, April 18, 2008

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

This is continuation of the series on plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the upcoming UDBG Spring Plant Sale.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'. Hinoki Falsecypress 6'. The formal, pyramidal habit and slow growth rate make this an ideal conifer for winter interest. Dense, scalloped-shaped, rich green foliage embellishes the winter landscape, whether bedecked in snow or without.

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Nana’. Japanese Cedar 3-6'. The broad mounded, dwarf habit, combined with the bluish green summer foliage that turns purple in the fall and winter makes this a plant with year-round interest.

Pinus koraiensis. Korean White Pine 30-40'. The blue green foliage and elegant habit of this medium sized pine make it the envy of conifer lovers. The graceful foliage has a soft texture and excellent winter color.

Taxus canadensis. Canadian Yew 3-6'.Rarely seen in commerce, this native yew grows well in shade and makes an excellent groundcover. The habit is more open than most yews. This is an extremely cold hardy species.

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

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