Sunday, March 15, 2009

Landscape and Nursery - Plants for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the 2009 UDBG Spring Plant Sale #13

This year, the University of Delaware Botanic Garden spring benefit plant sale features those plants that add to the biodiversity of the landscape and offer food and habitat for wildlife, especially insects and the birds that eat them. Many native plants are featured. This is the thirteenth in a series on plants being offered at the UDBG spring plant sale that are recommended for Delaware landscapes.

Ilex opaca ‘William Hawkins’, American Holly, 6-15', full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil conditions. If you did not know this is an American holly, you would never guess it by looking at it. The foliage is extremely narrow and results in slower than normal growth but produces stunning plants at maturity. After 15 years, the UDBG plant is 7 feet tall. Native plant.

Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’, Winterberry Holly, 3-5', full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil conditions. The more compact habit of this cultivar, combined with the large red fruit, make this a great plant for foundation plantings, shrub borders and group plantings. Native plant. Photo from Natural Landscapes Nursery, West Grove, PA,

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’, Winterberry Holly, 6-10', full sun to part shade, moist to wet soil conditions. One of the most widely planted cultivars due to it numerous, bright red fruit. The fruit is one of the showiest of all deciduous hollies. Native plant. Photo Copyright © 2009 by Nature By Design. All rights reserved website

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