Flowers, Trees, & Shrubs

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Shrubs & Smalls Plants

Its all about the plants. From Maple trees to English ivy, commonplace Azaleas to rare and unique topiaries, the wide variety of shrubs, plants and trees we carry exemplifies our mission to bring your garden beauty. Whether it’s a dark shady corner of your back yard to a front yard that seems to get as much sun as the desert, we have just what you are looking for.


Forget-Me-Not – These are small and grow to be about 8-10″ high. Their flowers are two-toned with white centers. Their flower’s outer colors include purple/blue, pink and even white. Forget – me – nots bloom from April through June in Southern New Jersey. They like partial shade and tolerate for your garden

Columbines – Charming perennials that have been increasing in popularity in recent years. Their unique flowers bloom with colorful pastels. They are bi-colored in shades of lavender, yellow, red and white. They like part shade to part sun. They bloom from May until late June. When Columbines are blooming, they tend to attract hummingbirds, who feast on their nectar. 
 Shasta Daisy – They have big white petals with a vibrant yellow center which makes them mix well with other colorful perennials for a great backdrop to your fence and yard. Daisies prefer full sun and well drained, moist soil. Sandy soil will need occasional fertilizer early in the growing season. 
Daylillies– This wide range of summer perennials are a true beauty in any garden. The most popular ‘Pardon Me’ is a beautiful red, ‘Apricot Sparkles’ is a nice peach color, and ‘Little Grapette’ is a dwarf purple so as you can see there is much more then just the standard orange trumpet flower. 
Black Eyed Susan– These recently popular perennials have become a garden staple for summer color. Their bright yellow flowers and long bloom season, from late June thru September. They require full sun and a little room to grow as they will spread a little bit each year..
Sedum– These are very popular late spring and summer bloomers. They grow as ground cover to about 2′ high and can become 2′ wide, depending on the variety. They will tolerate drought and heat conditions well, but watering during dry spells is always a good idea. Sedums like full sun to part shade conditions and prefer sandy or richer, heavier soil. There are a few varieties that bloom in fall and some varieties are even like by butterflies. 
Hosta – There are many different varieties. Host’s are grown mainly for their large green or variegated foliage. Their leaves vary in color from solid green, to blue-green, white/green variegated, and yellow/green variegated. They bloom with small clustered purple flowers on spikes that sprout from the center of the plant in July and last until early August. Hosta’s like the shade but will take some filtered sunlight. Don’t put them in full sun. Unfortunately, in the south Jersey area, deer are a large problem and deer love to eat Hostas. If you can keep them out of the reach of deer then add it to your garden.
Astilbe – Its feathery spikes of vivid summer color are great for shady spots. Their flowers bloom in shades of raspberry pink, light purple, white, or plum, the whole summer from July to September. They prefer rich moist soil but can tolerate some summer dryness. Also, they like partial shade which is perfect for that filtered sunlight area of your yard.

Pansies – One of the first bursts of color in the early months of spring. Their vivid coloring and interesting patterns on their flowers make them perfect for window boxes and small pots. They are a long time favorite of many people, especially for early color. They tend to like mostly shade conditions, especially in the summer. The Pansie’s flower lasts until about early June or early July depending on the heat of the season.

Bleeding Hearts –  Each heart-shaped blossom is pierced at a point with a small touch of white. The deep-rose colored blossoms dangle from the horizontal stems very gracefully. They like part to mostly shade conditions. In the summer the blossoms die off and their green and grey foliage takes over. They become dormant as the summer goes on and eventually fade away, but will sprout again in the spring of future years. 

Portulaca – Low ground covering annuals that are unsung heroes. They provide a different look compared to most annuals. Their leaves are pine needle like and the flowers are quaintly cup shaped. Portulaca come in many different colors.

Coleus – These bright colored annuals have an almost ornamental look to them. Their splashy variegated leaves sport colors of pink, red, purple, bronze, or orange. They grow to be about 10-20″ high but like part shade conditions. Depending on the variety though, full sun may be ok. They are good for beds, borders, or pots. Coleus is a great annual for that striking look needed in every garden.

Dusty Miller – This Mediterranean native is a unique annual that stands out anywhere you put it. Its silver colored leaves provide a soft contrast to other plants or flowers around it, especially in pots or window boxes. Dusty Miller’s like part sun to full sun conditions. It makes an attractive edging, rock garden specimen, or container plant.

Petunia – These beautiful annuals come in many different colors. The most common are white, pink, purple, and red. They can come starred or striped with contrasting colors in their flowers to add an ornamental look. Petunias like full sun and moist, well drained soil. A great annual to use anywhere in your yard

Impatiens – An easy solution to the never ending problem of trying to brighten a shady garden. Their flowers come in assorted colors from white to red shades to deep lilacs. They do best in full shade, but will take some filtered sunlight. They are ideal in beds or borders, under trees, or even pots and other containers. They are great if you have the right conditions.

Alyssum – These European wildflowers are very popular for their small clustered flowers. Alyssum’s bloom throughout the summer with white, rose, violet, or purple flowers. They like part sun to full sun conditions and are used in any garden setup; from containers to beds. If you prune the dead flowers off, new ones will appear much quicker, giving you more bloom time. Make sure you keep them watered, they don’t tolerate dry conditions well.

Begonias – Their waxy leaves give them a special look that will make them stand out anywhere you put them. They will bloom all summer long and like full sun to part shade conditions. Their flowers can be pink, red, rose, or white. Begonia’s are great annuals to put in beds, borders, or containers such as pots or window boxes

Marigold – Have long been one of the most popular bedding annuals in North America. They are easy to take care of and come in many different colors and shapes. Their flowers range in color from orange to yellow to burgundy. Marigolds like full sun conditions and need good, well drained soil. They are used in window boxes, pots, beds, and borders. Overall, they are a great versatile plant to put in every year.

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Leland Cypress–  There are color variations within the species with some having a rich green color to more of a blue hue. It requires full sunlight and good soil to thrive. A Leland Cypress provides choice to a field of trees mainly dominated by the White Pine, so it is definitely a beautiful option that we recommend.

Canadian Hemlock – This popular evergreen is used mainly for screening and privacy. It is one of the few screening trees that can be used in the shade, so it’s a very adaptable plant. It grows about 6-12” a year, so it is a little slower to fill in, but considering the wide variety of conditions it will grow in, it is truly a winner.
Colorado Blue Spruce – The color of the blue spruce stands out no matter where you put it. A slow growing tree, the Colorado blue spruce is native to the Rocky Mountains. They need to be placed in a spot where it will have full sun conditions or the blue color will fade. They grow to be about 30-60 ft. tall and will spread to be about 10-20 ft. wide. They work well in a privacy screen mixed in with other evergreens.
Blue Atlas Cedar – Atlas’s are tall slender trees that are a good choice for smaller yards. They need to be placed in full sun to show off the full beauty of their needles. They are slow growing evergreens that are generally easy to take care of.
European White Birch – A large ornamental tree, with beautiful white bark. Birches tend to like acidic soil, which is no problem for planting in Southern New Jersey. They are not hard to get established but need persistent care to maintain their beauty. Birches can grow to be 40-70 ft. tall and will serve well as an attractive tree.
Weeping Tollofson Juniper – Tall evergreen trees that require little care. They need full sun to keep their color and don’t need to be trimmed. Tollofsons are related to junipers with the major difference being that it droops. Some people consider them specimens because of their unique shape and appearance. They easily draw the eye with their weeping contours
White Pines – One of the most popular trees used in this area. It is a very fast grower, often growing a foot a year until they reach about 80 ft. They are native to New Jersey and are easy to transplant. Their soft and huggable appearance is pleasing to look at. White pine are also very effective as screens. Watch out though. When planting, place them at a minimum of 6-8 feet apart trunk to trunk. 

Maple Tree – The Maple family is a diverse group of deciduous plants ranging from towering shade trees to small specimens. They are the classic shade tree that everyone knows. Many species are native to Eastern coast forests and do well in most environments. Certain species such as the ‘October Glory’ cultivar displays a brilliant array of color with their foliage in the fall time. Maples are one of the most common trees around and good for any landscape.
Crape Myrtle – One of the easiest to grow plants. It grows well in ordinary soil conditions that is well drained. Their large display of brilliant pink, white, rose or purple flowers blossom in late summer, at a time that not much else is in bloom. Their foliage is deep green that turns into a stunning display of fall colors, in October and November. They tend to grow to be about 6-12′ high and the same wide, so watch where you place them.
Dogwoods – Native to New Jersey which makes them a perfect choice for any landscape. They grow moderately to about 15-25 ft. tall and like partial sunlight. There are many different varieties of Dogwoods. Many hybrids have been created, but the white petal, blood red tipped variety is the favorite of most people. They are deciduous trees that bloom in spring and have plump red berries in the fall. Definitely a popular tree with year round appeal.
Red Buds Tree – Their bright purple flowers in early spring always attract interest. Best of all, their leaves are an attractive tree throughout the season. They grow to be about 20-30ft. tall and will acclimate themselves to most types of soil. They requires full to partial sun. A Red Bud’s quick spurt of spectacular color put then in the category of “almost” specimen trees.
Plum trees – Their leaves are a deep purple and in mid spring they bloom with fragrant light pink flowers. Plums need full sun to maintain their purple color. They usually grow to be between 15-25 ft. tall.
Weeping cherries – They bloom with delicate white or pink flowers about late April and last about 2 weeks. Weeping cherries have a normal trunk, but a large umbrella of flowers and leaves that make the tree appear to “shower” the surrounding area. In the fall their leaves turn a beautiful shade of bronze. They require full sun and usually only grow to about 15 ft. tall. Sandy and acidic soil is fine, but if you have heavy clay, it is a good idea to aerate the soil with some peat moss.
Pears- One of the most popular flowering trees because they are always one of the first trees to bloom and are resistant to many diseases and are easy to take care of. The white blooms can last about 2-3 weeks, depending on the weather. This tree can be placed anywhere there is enough sunlight and lots of room. You can line your sidewalk with them or put one in your backyard for shade.
Weeping Purple Beech – This outstanding specimen stands out in any sunny location. The height of a purple beech gives it a commanding presence with striking color. The burgundy/purple leaf really gives it a beautiful appearance not seen in a lot of landscape specimens. Its growth habit is tall but narrow, with some of the secondary branches providing that weeping look. For anyone looking for that unique look, a Weeping Purple Beech would be a fine addition to any landscape.
Spirals – Topiaries that can be formed out of Alberta spruce or more commonly, junipers. They tend to be placed on the corner of a house or on each side of a front door. These shrubs are added to enhance the appearance of a house. For most of the plants that they are formed from, it is important to put them in full sun. Again, with all topiaries, spirals need to be trimmed at least once each year.
Atlas cedars – Evergreens that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. They need full sun to produce a gleaming shade of blue. Atlas cedars will tolerate a higher pH or acidity in the soil. They grow slowly, sometimes less than 2 inches a year.
Japanese maples – Primarily known for their rich red-colored leaves. They provide a steady blaze of color that will be of interest all year. Japanese maples are small, slender trees that grow very slowly. Their distinctive foliage needs full sun to keep its magnificent color. As with all specimen trees, they should be placed where they can be seen up close.
Kwanzan Cherry – This beautiful tree is a staple in any garden center. Cherry’s as a family are gorgeous spring bloomers but this one’s vase like shape and huge double pink flowers are truly unique. It requires full sun and decent soil, but as long as you amend the soil around it, it should thrive quite well. Growing to about 20-25’ tall it does require a little bit of space vertically. If you have the space for it, it is a must have for any landscape.
Snow Fountain Cherry Tree– This early spring showpiece is quite the eye-catcher in any landscape. Unlike its cousin the weeping cherry, it is a very compact tree and doesn’t grow more than 5-6’ tall and 7-8’ wide. Its profuse flowering of beautiful white blooms help draw attention when much of your landscape is still beginning to bud in the middle of march. The blooms last about 2-3 weeks depending on weather and other factors but the early bloom helps ring in spring with a bang.
“Forest Pansy” Red Bud – Very similar to its cousin the Eastern Red bud, the Forest Pansy is a rare find in most places. Its stunning purple color and heart shaped leaves make it a great addition to any garden. When they bloom its a spectacular display of rosy-pink that last for about 2 weeks. They grow to be about 15-25′ tall and 10-15′ wide. They need full sun and generally good growing conditions. Forest Pansy’s are excellent accents to add color to any yard.

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Shrubs & Small Plants

Boxwood – This popular plant is an evergreen shrub. It will keep its small green leaves all year round. Japanese varieties grow to be about 3-4′ tall and don’t need to be pruned. They only grow about 1-3″ a year. They don’t lost their form, unless you want to change from a rounded form to a square form. They like full sun to light shade. Boxwoods are great for hedges and lining walkways
Variegated Holly – The Holly family of plants is native to New Jersey. Hollies have been dwarfed and altered to produce many varieties. Variegated hollies are just one kind. They like acidic, sandy, well drained soil and tolerate some shade. Small white flowers bloom in spring time, and some varieties form bright red berries in the fall. Variegated hollies or any of the numerous other varieties, are a great addition anywhere in your yard adding color and texture to your designs.
Emerald Green Arborvitae – This bright green evergreen is a commonly used shrub in many landscapes. It if often grown to be in a tall pyramidal shape, although other arborvitae can be made to grow low to the ground. They are often used along side the base of a house, by a front door, or even as a privacy screen. The Emerald Green variety is a slow grower, only to about 25-30′ tall. Be sure to place in full sun, or even partial sun, because they don’t tolerate a lot of shade well.
Alberta spruces – A dwarf evergreen shrub that grow extremely slowly. Often, they will only grow an inch a year. Albertas don’t get very tall. Their maximum height is about 10 ft. tall, but may takes as many as 40 years. They have a light green color that is easily kept by putting them in full sun. Alberta’s are virtually maintenance free. They keep their pyramidal shape naturally, so you don’t have to trim.
Barberries – A widely adaptable dwarf deciduous shrub which can be used as a low hedge or a colorful accent. It’s mature height is about 4-5 feet and requires full sun for best coloration. It is a bushy compact shrub that keeps its shape with very little pruning or trimming. There is also a golden barberry variety.
Junipers – An evergreen species that tends to do well in the acidic soil of New Jersey. Gold Coast Junipers need full sun to keep their gold coloring. Their gold coloring brings a distant part of the yard in sharp focus. They are relatively easy to take care of. Trimming is needed each year to keep them from growing out of proportion.
Osmanthus – This little known shrub has become widely popular for its striking color and versatility in the yard. Everyone can enjoy this shrub as it will take full sun to shady conditions. Its bright holly-like leaves make quite a statement in any portion of your yard. the most popular uses have been foundation plantings, and accent shrubs throughout your landscape. Osmanthus is a very easy shrub to maintain and requires no special care. Overall it is one of our favorite new plants to bring to you.
Camellias – These varieties aren’t too big either, growing to be about 4-6’ tall and wide and they are evergreen so they keep their dark green foliage all year. They like full sun to partial sun, but they are best if they are in a southern location. This will increase the amount of blooms it puts out at the beginning of the season. Camellias are one of the very few shrubs that will put out blooms in February, when all of us know, winter is still lingering around. They bloom for about 2-3 weeks with shades of pink, red, and white, and help remind us that spring is not too far away.
Magnolia – This shrub is popular because it comes in a couple different species. There are Star Magnolia, Saucer Magnolia, and a Southern Magnolia, which is actually a tree. Star Magnolia bloom white flowers in April or May as does the Saucer Magnolia. A Southern Magnolia’s blossom is very large and fragrant white flower. It blooms in late June to mid July. Overall, the whole family needs full to partial sunlight and rich soil that is well drained. The Star and Saucer Magnolias grow to be about 8-15′ tall in a bush like manner. Southern Magnolias grow to be about 40-50′ tall. Any of them will fit nicely into most settings.
Forsythia– Forsythia are one of the first plants to bloom in early spring with their brilliant yellow blossoms. These fast growers require full sun to do well. They grow to be about 6-8′ tall and 3-5′ wide, perfect for a border or a tall hedge. Watch out, though, they need to stay watered because they don’t take well to dry conditions.
Spirea – Contribution to any landscape consists almost entirely of a massive springtime display of small white, pink or red flowers. Spireas grow to be about 3-5′ tall in a globe like shape. They grow about 2-4″ a year. Spirea’s need full to partial sun, but don’t tolerate a lot of shade well. If you need a plant that will serve almost any purpose, you have to have a spirea in your yard.
Hydrangeas – They like moist, sandy, acidic soil. Unlike other shrubs with flowers, hydrangeas can tolerate partial sun conditions. In the spring they produce large flowers of many colors. Colors include pink, white, and even blue. Hydrangeas are a fine shrub when a medium sized flowering shrub will fit the bill.
Rhodoendron – As a native plant to Southern New Jersey, we see them in the Pine Barrens a lot. The common type is the ‘Roseum’. They bloom in the spring with large purple flowers. Rhododendrons generally grow to be about 4-8′ tall and equally broad. They do best in the part sun to part shade. Rhododendron are among the most colorful of all flowering shrubs.
Lilacs – Their dense, grape-like clusters of fragrant flowers in stunning colors of white, lavender or red. They tend to bloom in mid-spring, usually around mid-April to early May, right in time for Mother’s Day. Lilacs make attractive plants when mixing them in with other plants in a border, or even for informal hedges. Once well established, they are extremely drought resistant and keep their bright green foliage in the extreme summer heat.
Azaleas – Probably the most widely used shrub in landscaping. They bloom in early spring and then stay green for the rest of the season. Azaleas will tolerate partial shade. Locally grown azaleas are usually the best choices since they are the hardiest. Azaleas from other regions need to adapt to the local soil conditions and weather, which often takes one full cycle of seasons so they need a bit more initial attention. For example, in hot weather, azaleas need extra water. Even if you have a sprinkler system, newly installed azaleas, ones put in within the past 6 months, need an extra soaking. With the many colors choices, you are bound to find a place for azaleas in your yard.
Finnish Dwarf Rhododendrons –  Southern New Jersey, when you think of rhododendron you probably think of that enormous green bush that puts out huge purple flowers in the end of spring. Well there is good news, these varieties grow only to about 3-4’ tall and just as wide. They are a true dwarf variety that requires no trimming, or pruning to keep them that size. They can tolerate full sun conditions, but prefer partial to filtered sunlight. They will survive in shady conditions but they amount of flowers will be less. They bloom quite profusely with a variety of colors including white, pink, deep salmon, and red, in late spring and early summer.

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