Unique Plants

Golden Showers Cypress

Brilliant gold leaves and concial in shape. It has drooping branch ends. The buds and cones are small.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 25'

Width: 10'

USDA Zone: 5

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal to Moist

Sizes Available

4-5' $149.955-6' $225

Golden Showers Cypress

Golden Deodara Cedar

Golden Deodara Cedar is a golden evergreen that has been a consistently popular variety. It reaches heights of 30 feet, though at a slow pace. 'Aurea's' branching is somewhat open, horizontal, and irregular, making it an excellent pyramidal specimen. Overall, its habit is somewhat similar to the species, though tends to develop its "flat-topped look" at a much younger age. 'Aurea' sprouts new foliage that is a golden-yellow, which adds beautiful highlights to the tops and ends of the branches. The color is prominent throughout the season. With this tree, it is important to be cautious of winter winds and exposed sites.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 30' (8-12" per year) 15-18' in 10 years

Width: 15'

USDA Zone: 7-9

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5-6' $2258-10' $395

Golden Deodara Cedar

Deep Cove Deodara Cedar

This selection of Deodar Cedar has a slower rate of growth and creamy-white new growth in the spring. The new growth contrasts nicely with the blue-green of the older needles and makes a striking conical small tree. It is a very graceful tree with pendulous branches, widespreading with a flat topped crown in maturity. Foliage is blue to grayish green, almost silvery at times. Flowers are inconspicuous, cones are in singles or pairs, 3-4 inches long, reddish brown in maturity.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Foliage Color: Blue-green. Creamy-white new growth

Height: 30'

Width: 15'

USDA Zone: 7

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

4-5' $225

Deep Cove Deodara Cedar

Feelin Blue Deodara Cedar

Found in Holland, this attractive dwarf conifer has blueish-green needles. With densely drooping branches, it will make a single or multiple grouping. Will grow best in well drained soil, but will also thrive in moist. Can be grown either as ground cover or tree form.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 30'

Width: 15'

USDA Zone: 6

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

7-8' $450

Feelin Blue Deodara Cedar

Shalimar Deodara Cedar

This tree has a graceful habit and soft, blue-green needles. 'Shalimar' is a medium sized conifer, growing 40 feet tall in 30 years. It is broadly pyramidal when young, but develops a broad, flat-topped crown and gracefully weeping branches with maturity. 'Shalimar' lives up to the standard of beauty held by the 'Himalayan Cedars', with the benefit of also being hardy during harsh winter months.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 40' (8-12" per year) 12-15' in ten years

Width: 20'

USDA Zone: 7-9

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

6-7' $295

Shalimar Deodara Cedar

Blue Snake Lebani Cedar

The main stem of the 'Blue Snake' may be staked up allowing for a weeping effect of the branches. Otherwise this is a naturally prostrate that is a groundcover, winding and squiggling around like a snake would. Barring any Indiana Jones-type adversion to the slithering serpents, this is a selection that is sure to bring character and uniqueness to any garden area.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: Staked 4-6' in ten years

Width: Prostrate spreading

USDA Zone: 6-9

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5-6' $295

Blue Snake Lebani Cedar

Oregon Blue Lawson Cypress

Graceful, pyramidal tree with beautiful soft blue foliage.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 15'

Width: 10'

USDA Zone: 5

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

4-5' $149.958-10' $425

Oregon Blue Lawson Cypress

Raywood's Weeping Cypress

Coniferous evergreen tree with a very narrow habit and pendulous branches. Silvery blue needles give this narrow tree interesting appeal. Small creamy yellow cones appear in spring. Ideal evergree tree for small spaces or containers. Grows to be 20' tall by only 2' wide. Prefers full sun to retain its blue color.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 20'

Width: 2'

USDA Zone: 5-8

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5-6' $325

Raywood's Weeping Cypress

Wissel's Saguro Lawson Cypress

How unique...a blue green Saguaro Cactus! Not really, but it does have the look. Found as a sport of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Wisselii', the leaves on this unusual conifer are a blue-green color and very congested. The plant will grow slowly, with the arms going out, then up. Noteworthy!

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 6' in ten years

Width: 2'

USDA Zone: 5

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $125

Wissel's Saguro Lawson Cypress

Spiralis Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

A Japanese Hinoki Cypress found in England in 1939. As the name implies, it twists in a spiral on a conical form, and is an upright semi-dwarf with dark green foliage that matures to 3 x 1 feet in 10 years. 'Spiralis' is a good plant to provide sculptural interest in the border garden as long as it is grown in full sun.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 3' in ten years

Width: 1'

USDA Zone: 5

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

24-30" $249.9530-36" $299.95

Spiralis Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Confucious Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

'Confucius' is one of the best of the new golden Hinoki's. It has recently originated from New Zealand and is rapidly gaining popularity with growers and landscapers, due to its vigor and beauty. A faster growing plant than 'Aurea Nana', this variety has bright lemon-yellow foliage on the outer most foliage that lays over emerald green and gold on the interior. 'Confucius' has a full, upright form and is an excellent choice for any landscape.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 15' (4-6" per year) 8-10' in ten years

Width: 8'

USDA Zone: 4-8

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

3-4' $225

Confucious Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Compact Hinoki Cypress

This obtusa is one of the nicest grown. Its color is rich and dark, like the very best of Hinokis. Because this variety is semi-dwarf, it is an excellent choice where other Hinokis would be too large. 'Compacta' also has the advantage of looking like a mature specimen with a dwarf-like form, without taking an extended amount of time to achieve it.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 5'

Width: 6'

USDA Zone: 4-8

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

25 gal Pompom $450

Compact Hinoki Cypress

Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress

'Fernspray Gold' has bright yellow foliage with a form reminiscent of a fern frond. This plant is similar in appearance to 'Tetragona Aurea', though has a broader growth habit. This variety of golden Hinoki can exceed ten feet in height after time, and can be grown in full sun when given adequate moisture. Note: The containers are graded by height and width.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 10'

Width: 6'

USDA Zone: 4-8

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $59.95

Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress

Split Rock Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

As far as we know, and the world of nurseries is reporting, this is the bluest Hinoki yet! This new plant, 'Split Rock', is a compact, slow-growing pyramidal plant that has green adult foliage accompanied by blue juvenile foliage, giving the plant a textural interest. The growth habit is dwarf upright, but full. We anticipate 'Split Rock' to gain rapid popularity as more gardeners are exposed to this interesting, blue beauty.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 6'

Width: 4'

USDA Zone: 4-8

Light Range: Full Sun to part Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

18-24" $1253-4' $249.95

Split Rock Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Verdoni Gold Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

'Verdoni' originated from the seedling crop of a Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'. This variety is compact, upright, and golden; all very desirable traits. To make it even more coveted, this is a cultivar that does not burn in full sun. It is no wonder 'Verdoni' has become very popular in such a short time.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 8'

Width: 3'

USDA Zone: 4-8

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

24-30" $195

Verdoni Gold Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Curly Tops Dwarf Blue Hinoki Cypress

Broader and more compact than the Boulevard cypress, this Sawara Cypress has light blueish white needles that contort and curve at the ends. Its fluffy texture adds an interesting component to the landscape or conifer garden. 'Curly Tops' grows to 4-5' tall by 4-5' wide in 10 years eventually reaching 6' tall by 6' wide. It prefers full to partial sun. Found by Yamina Nursery in Australia in 1989.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 6'

Width: 6'

USDA Zone: 5-9

Light Range: Full to Partial Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal$125

Curly Tops Dwarf Blue Hinoki Cypress

Cristata Japanese Cedar

'Cristata' is mostly known for its interesting cocks-comb shaped fasciations. Also known as the Crested Japanese Cedar, 'Cristata' was exported from Japan around 1900. This is an ornamental conifer that can grow to 25' in height and 15' in width after many years. At 10 years it may attain a size of 14' tall and 5' wide. It features a slender, pyramidal shape. The needles are ½ to ¾ inch long, curving inward toward the twig they are borne upon. The foliage is normally green but can brown during the winter. The bark is reddish and peeling.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 25'

Width: 15'

USDA Zone: 5-8

Light Range: Full to Partial Sun

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

24-30" $175

Cristata Japanese Cedar

Knaptonensis Dwarf Japanese Cedar

This small cultivar has distinct white foliage and is irregularly round in shape. As it is white, some shade produces best growth results. Well-drained, moist soil preferred. No pruning is necessary.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 2' 1-2" per year

Width: 3'

USDA Zone: 6-8

Light Range: Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $125

Knaptonensis Dwarf Japanese Cedar

Little Diamond Dwarf Japanese Cedar

This small cultivar has distinct white foliage and is irregularly round in shape. As it is white, some shade produces best growth results. Well-drained, moist soil preferred. No pruning is necessary.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 2'

Width: 3'

USDA Zone: 6-8

Light Range: Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

1 gal $39.95

Little Diamond Dwarf Japanese Cedar

Spiraliter Falcata Dwarf Japanese Cedar

This cultivar of Japanese cedar is known for its fine branches which grow in an irregular, spiral fashion, twisting wormlike in all directions. This tree dwarf Japanese cedar features awl-shaped needles, spirally arranged, on thin limbs. Needles are 1/4" to 3/4" long and light green in color. The tree has a naturally conic wedge shape, growing to a height 6' over time, albeit at a rate of only 2"-4" per year. The foliage will take on a reddish color in the winter

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 6'

Width: 4'

USDA Zone: 6-8

Light Range: Sun to Part Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $125

Spiraliter Falcata Dwarf Japanese Cedar

Gold Cone Juniper

Its common name appropriately describes why this tree earned its popularity. 'Gold Cone' has brilliant golden new growth, which turns back to bright green during the summer. It has an upright and conical growth habit and under desirable conditions can grow six to twelve inches per year. Considered slow growing, 'Gold Cone' maintains a narrow stature, being only two feet wide when it reaches a height of ten feet.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 10'

Width: 2'

USDA Zone: 2-7

Light Range: Sun to Part Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $75

Gold Cone Juniper

Bean Pole Columnar Yew

A dense pillar of dark green foliage. Very slow growing (13"/year) indefinity. Full sun to part shade. Protect from severe winter winds.

Foliage Characteristics: Evergreen

Height: 8'

Width: 8"

USDA Zone: 4-7

Light Range: Sun to Part Shade

Water Range: Normal, well-drained soil

Sizes Available

5 gal $75

Bean Pole Columnar Yew