Sunday, April 20, 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.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Golden Globe’. Ginkgo 60'. Selected for its broad, rounded habit and clear yellow fall color, this male clone does not yieldthe odiferous fruits possible when buying seedling-grown trees.

Aucuba japonica ‘Longifolia’. Japanese Aucuba 4-6' Unlike the typical cultivars, this cultivar has solid dark green foliage. Evergreen with long slender foliage that adds textural contrast in a shrub border or foundation planting. The UDBG plant has survived -7 F with minor defoliation.

Berberis × gladwynensis ‘William Penn’. Barberry 4'. Dense and mounded, this low shrub's best feature is its dark green foliage that turns bronze in the winter. Dark yellow flowers add interest in the spring.

Buxus microphylla ‘Faulkner’. Boxwood 2-3'. Well behaved evergreen shrubs are difficult to find. ‘Faulkner’ is ideally suited for use as a compact hedge or in a tight corner due to its small habit.

Callicarpa dichotoma var. albifructus ‘Duet’. White Beautyberry 4-6'. A real showstopper in the fall when delicate stems are laden with fruit! The white variegation in the leaves only further underscores the show. The bold color is great in the summer to fall mixed border.

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

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