Monday, April 21, 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.

Edgeworthia papyrifera. Paperbush 3-5'. The dark blue-green leaves and distinctive branching add a tropical feel to the garden. Subtle, pendulous clusters of golden yellow flowers appear in early spring. Provide protection in the winter as plants are damaged in the single digit temperatures.

Forsythia viridissima ‘Bronxensis’. Bronx Green Forsythia 1-1.5'. Arguably the ideal forsythia, growing only 12 in. tall and spreading 2 to 3 ft. across, and no pruning necessary to keep in check. A good groundcover for sunny spots, the bright green
stems are packed with primrose-yellow flowers in the early spring.

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’. Oakleaf Hydrangea 5-8'. The abundance of sterile white flowers and doubling of the petals creates an impressive display that start in the summer and continues well into fall. Added to the burgundy fall color, this is a
dramatic plant offering multiple seasons of interest in the garden.

Hypericum kalmianum ‘Cfflpc-1’. Blue Velvet™ St. John's-Wort 2-3'. Striking blue foliage provides perfect backdrop for the bright yellow summer flowers, followed
by red fruit. It is great planted in masses or mixed with perennials.

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

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