Dwarf Plants

Acer palmatum 'Fjellheim'

Fine Fjellheim

Looking great in early February is the fabulous red-twigged Japanese maple, Acer palmatum ‘Fjellheim’. Don’t confuse this with the better-known Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’. Interestingly, Acer ‘Fjellheim’ is a witches broom (dwarf mutation) discovered on a plant of A. ‘Sango Kaku’. For us, the parent has red twigs when it’s very young, but looses the

Fine Fjellheim Read More »

Purple Bonfire

One of our favorite small trees for summer interest in the garden is the purple-leaf peach, Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’. Although the fruit is edible, it wasn’t selected for fruit quality, so don’t expect grocery store quality. We’re far more interested in the amazing foliage, which remains looking great during the summer. The other highlight is

Purple Bonfire Read More »

Plants, Plants, and more Plants – Southeastern Plant Symposium

Just over a month remains before the 2023 Southeastern Plant Symposium kicks off in Raleigh, NC. This joint symposium between the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden will be held on June 16, 17 at Raleigh’s North Raleigh Hilton Hotel. We’ve got thirteen of the world’s top speakers, as our 2023 symposium focuses

Plants, Plants, and more Plants – Southeastern Plant Symposium Read More »

We have a hunch you’ll like Quasimodo the Witch

Flowering now is one of our favorite native witch hazels, the semi-dwarf, Ozark witch hazel, Hamamelis vernalis ‘Quasimodo’. This amazing gem was discovered and introduced by the late Dutch nurseryman, Pieter Zwijnenburg. I would argue that this is a far more significant introduction than his much better known Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. Our 8-year-old specimen is

We have a hunch you’ll like Quasimodo the Witch Read More »

Scroll to Top