Ginkgos, Conifers & More

Ginkgos | Davidia | Edibles | Bonsai


Cotinus coggygria "Golden Spirit" - Glowing golden-green leaves are the enticement on this new, patented smoke tree. It seems as if it will be a small bush/tree at maturity. A perfect accent for the small garden bed or rock garden.

Cotinus coggygria "Purple Robe" - Deeper red tones than the species on this tree. Smokey pink flowers illustrate the name.

Cotinus "Grace" - Grace hybrid Smokebush. The pink flower clusters that Grace produces in the spring are stupendous. They are at least 14 " long and 12 inches wide. The leaves on this hybrid are slightly larger than on other smoke bushes. They glow with an orange/pink cast in early spring and turn orange/red in fall.

Daphne genkwa - Lilac Daphne - Long wands of dazzling lilac-purple flowers appear in spring before the leaves. These prolific blooms, which completely cover the twigs, are excellent for cutting. This daphne, native to China, forms a compact shrub about 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Enjoys the heat!

Daphne odora "Marginata" - This dense, mounding shrub remains tidy looking year 'round. Glossy dark green foliage is edged in creamy white The distinctive fragrance of the flowers is a welcome harbinger of spring.

Daphne transatlantica "Summer Ice" - The white and green variegated leaves are a bit smaller than those of Daphne o. `Marginata.' Pale pink flowers are fragrant - and they appear in early summer and repeat from summer through fall.

Davidia involucrata - The Handkerchief Tree or Dove Tree flowers in extraordinary large white swatches.

Davidia involucrata "Lady Sunshine" - the slightly ruffled leaf has a generous gold margin that evolves to a cream-colored margin as the season progresses. As with the hybrid "Sonoma", this Davidia will bloom at an early age. New & rare.

Davidia involucrata "Sonoma" - This is an amazing cultivar; flowers appear on very young trees.

Sciadopitys verticillata (Umbrella Pine) - This ancient conifer species is very slow growing. Our 4 year old trees are about 12" tall. Older specimens as well. Also available as a dwarf form.

ginkgo biloba

Native to China, Ginkgo biloba is the sole living survivor of an ancient family whose ancestors thrived over 100 million years ago. The fan-shaped leaf resembles the Maidenhair fern; thus, the common name: Maidenhair Tree. Our dwarf and semi dwarf ginkgo biloba trees are grafted. Therefore you need not be concerned about purchasing a female tree that might produce fruit with a strong, offensive odor. The foliage turns a lovely clear yellow in the fall before it falls. Ginkgo biloba is hardy tooŚ30░ F and is suitable for most soils.

Pricing: All of the trees below are dwarf and semi-dwarf forms; many of them are new introductions and are very rare; they range in price from $55 to $110 in one gallon containers. A few varieties are available in larger size. Please inquire.


Beijing Gold - Dwarf. Bands of white and gold fan out over this small leaf with typical ginkgo shape.

Chase Manhattan - Semi-dwarf form of Ginkgo.

Chi-Chi (aka Tschi Tschi) - Semi-dwarf form of gingko. Form a dense rounded shrub and is excellent for containers and small gardens.

Elmwood Upright - New introduction with narrow, columnar habit. Semi-dwarf.

Gnome - Dense, dwarf ginkgo. This form originated as a male seedling. The branches are thick with extremely short internodes. Good for bonsai training or permanent container planting.

Jade Butterfly - Large, scalloped leaves are divided almost in two in the center evoking the image of fluttering butterflies. As a semi-dwarf ginkgo, one can expect a height of 9-12 feet in about ten years—less if grown in a container.

Jehosephat - Very dense and very slow growing. Expect a height of 6-8 feet in ten years. Height, as with all dwarf and semi dwarf ginkgos is variable depending on climate, soil conditions, fertilizer, and so forth.

Majestic Butterfly - This introduction is a variant of Jade Butterfly.

Mariken - This unique ginkgo naturally grows in a tight, globe shape. It is a dwarf yet has a typical leaf size. Mariken is slower growing than Spring Grove.

Munchkin - Tiny leaves and twiggy branches. Munchkin is slow growing to around three feet in ten years. This may be the smallest growing of the dwarf ginkgos.

Robbie's Twist - New dwarf introduction. Habit is upright and columnar.

Slovakian Princess – Very new dwarf introduction. Growth is in millimeters. The habit is dense. We are awaiting further information on this charming, royal cultivar.

Spring Grove - This small growing ginkgo has been developed and grown for several years. Spring Grove has earned the praise of gardeners and nursery people throughout the world. A time-tested winner.

Sunstream - Leaves with irregular yellow-gold streaks are eye-catching all spring and summer. A recent introduction by Gary Handy, this sturdy little ginkgo is cheerful and lights up a small planting area. Rare.

Thelma - Semi-dwarf. Some leaves emerge fringed, some are rolled. The same tree will display lacy foliage right next to small, rolled leaves . Thelma is pretty wild.

Troll - Small, deep green foliage is arranged in irregular clumps. The foliage also appears very dense. Dwarf.

BONSAI

We offer beech, maple and evergreen trees pruned and maintained in bonsai style. Inquire for details.

edibles

Here is a selection of what we now offer:

Akebia - These semi-evergreen vines from China and Japan are at the top of the list for Unusual. They set fruit best with polinator; we have selected two hybrids: "Purple Rose" with fragant, reddish-purple flowers and `Shiro Bana', a double blooming white variety.

Beauty berry (Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion') - Profuse clusters of small lilac-purple berries adorn this mid-sized bush in the fall. Callicarpa can be shaped into a small tree. Beautyberries are edible. The leaves turn a lovely rose color before they drop. Photo taken at Wildwood Farm mid-October.

Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) - Already familiar to many health-conscious folks, this Chinese native has a long list of credentials. The bright red berries are high in antioxidants, have more carotene than carrots, and contain all essential amino acids. On top of all that, the self-fertile shrub that produces Gojis is an attractive accent to your landscape. It is medium sized (5 feet tall or so) and drought-resisitant. Also known as Wolfberry.

Goumi (Eleagnus multiflora) - "Sweet Scarlet," is a Ukrainian variety that gets rave reviews; and we have just added it to our inventory. The six foot bush bears a multitude of red, juicy, slightly tart fruits in August. Added bonus: the Goumi tolerates all kinds of soils and fixes nitrogen.

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) - "Haku botan" is from Japan. This striking small shrub has double white flowers throughout the summer and plentiful low acid creamy white fruit in the fall.

Sea Berry - Be among he first to discover this plant which is already highly prized in Europe and Asia. It produces a bright orange berry which is a source of vitamins C, A and E. It is reputedly the source of a medicinally valuable oil. An ornamental with gray-green foliage, the Sea Berry can tolerate sandy or gravely soils.