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Partial Shade

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Ghost Plant

Corokia

The deep green leaves flashing white flip sides when the wind blows inspire this New Zealand shrub’s common name, while the genus is coined from the Maori name Korokio. Miniature arrowhead-like evergreen leaves scantily clothe a unique tangle of wide-angled, zig-zagging dark branches. Embellished by star-shaped fragrant yellow flowers and tiny red berries, the beguiling Ghost Plant attains a sculptural aspect that can be employed as a specimen near a pathway or utilized to view bold-colored plants through. Well-suited for containers, C. cotoneaster’s slow growing easy-care habit enjoys bright shade, warm sunny niches plus well-drained soil, yet abides occasional dry spells and seaside conditions.

Blooms June

Size: 5' 0" – 7' 0" high x 3' 0" – 5' 0" wide.

Zone 7b.

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Spring salutations, early blooms, fresh unfurling foliage!

These early blooming vines and shrubs herald spring!

A choice deciduous shrub for an adequately moist woodland setting, Corylopsis pauciflora offers dangling fragrant primrose-yellow blooms amid graceful branches. The Flowering Current produces long lasting richly colored flowers, bird-friendly berries plus eye-catching autumn color. It thrives in both sun or part shade and handles some drought. 

Easily grown Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ is a small-statured climber that can be showcased in a tight spot or in a patio container. Beloved by gardeners since 1900, Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ combines lustrous evergreen foliage with copious vanilla-scented blooms, while appreciating a sheltered abode. Both these vines make lovely additions to early spring bouquets.

Spring Salutations!

We’ve been drenched with nearly 60 inches of rain here at the nursery. All that moisture coupled with several warm sunny days, has turned the garden into a verdant wonderland of unfurling shoots, leaves and blossoms. The perennials photographed in this newsletter were taken this week, either in the garden or in our open-sided greenhouses.

Happy Spring and happy digging! 

 

 

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