Evergreens of another color

Fri. Dec. 14, 2018

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Looks like most of us will have a white Christmas!  Snow pack is great for our plants, it acts as an insulation and it came just in time for those frigid temps.  Then in Spring, as the soil thaws it will soak up that snow for a refreshing wake-up call. With all that white, we do appreciate some color in our landscape.  Evergreens generally come to mind first.

But wait… there’s more!

Eastern Hemlock ‘Golden Duchess’

It’s an Eastern Hemlock called ‘Golden Duchess’ from Monrovia.  It’s a dwarf plant growing just 3 to 4 feet tall with a possible spread of 5 feet.  It’s arching branches give it dramatic effect.  It’s great in a woodland setting or rock garden.  It prefers morning sun and afternoon shade.

Cypress ‘Golden Mop’

Another 4 footer is a new False Cypress called ‘Golden Mop’.  It has golden thread like foliage that will fill out all the way to the ground. It is deer and rabbit resistant, tolerates a hot/dry site and prefers sun.

Scotch pine

The Scotch Pine is a favorite of mine.  I love it’s orange flaking bark and blue/green needles.  It’s growth habit is also attractive when used as a specimen plant.   The flaking bark doesn’t happen  right away, this is a plant to be patient for.  It’s growth rate is medium.  It’s height, depending on the cultivar you buy, can be upwards of 50 feet.  There are many cultivars to provide just the look you want.

And now for something completely different…

Plants Beautiful Nursery in Parkers Prairie, MN has some incredible topiaries!  Check them out….