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Selections for Shady Locations - Shade Loving Plants

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' Golden King Aucuba / Japanese Laurel Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba / Japanese Laurel

A great perennial groundcover with dark green, purplish / burgundy, and creamy white foliage. Bright blue flowers produced in mid spring, Virtually maintenance free ! Spreads easily once established.




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A GREAT broadleaf Evergreen shrub for shady locations with an attractive glossy speckled bright yellow variegation making it excellent as a landscape specimen. Easily transplanted if necessary




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Hosoba Hoshi Aucuba is a beautifully colored evergreen plant variety that prefers shadier locations, and mildly acidic well drained soils. Foliage is speckled dark green and bright golden yellow year round. Occasionally produces nice red berries




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Duchess of Cypress Azalea / Rhododendron Fashion Azalea / Rhododendron G.G. Gerbing Azalea / Rhododendron
Azalea - Fashion / Size 1
Our Price : $6.95

A very dense, slightly upright, growth habit, and tons of pink & white variegated pattern flowers are two main features of this brilliant Azalea variety. A prolific bloomer, and one of our favorite Azaleas!




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Bright salmon colored blooms on an Azalea variety with improved cold hardiness. Can be used in many zone 6 locations. Excellent bloomer with smaller foliage - much smaller than most other Azalea varieties we've seen.




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Slightly lighter green foliage with elongated leaves which are slightly different than most typical Azaleas we offer. Produces lots of pure snow white blooms all spring. Very hardy with good growth rate.




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George L Taber Azalea / Rhododendron Azalea Lemon Lights Azalea Mandarin Lights

A very strong blooming Southern Hybrid Azalea. Tons of pale orchid / pink flowers with bright pink speckles and a deep pink throat. Without a doubt one of the most detailed color pattern on any bloom I've ever seen! Stunning!




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One of the Northern Hi Lights Series of cold hardy deciduous Azaleas we offer. Beautiful display of bright lemon yellow blooms. Provides a unique bloom color, which is virtually nonexistent in Southern Azalea varieties.




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Another of the Northern Hi Lights Azalea Series of cold hardy, deciduous Azalea shrubs. Provides a blast or fiery orange blooms in spring, sure to liven up any landscape area with some not-so-common orange blooms.




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Pink Ruffle Azalea / Rhododendron Purple Formosa Azalea / Rhododendron Red Ruffle Azalea / Rhododendron

One of the best blooming pink Azaleas we have ever grown!! Explodes with color in spring with hot pink blooms with fancy ruffled edges. Very large, bright green foliage provides a great backdrop for the colorful blooms.




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Great bloom color, and growth rate. Large dark green foliage provides a good backdrop for the large blooms. Loves cool, moist soils, and even blooms in shadier spots. Re-blooms in fall if temps are favorable.




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A very compact Azalea. Super dark green foliage ( among the darkest of any Azaleas we grow ) pairs nicely with bright red blooms that average 3" in diameter. Blooms have a ruffled edge giving them a very delicate look.




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Azalea Rosy Lights Southern Charm Azalea / Rhododendron Vivid Red Azalea / Rhododendron
Azalea - Southern Charm / Size 1
Our Price : $6.99
SUMMER SALE $5.59
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Azalea - Vivid / Size 1
Our Price : $7.95

Rosy Lights Azalea is part of the Northern Lights Azalea Series. Deep rosy pink blooms. Makes a great colorful flowering hedge or foundation planting. A nice cold hardy, deciduous Azalea.




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Another Southern Indica Azalea, but very unusual colored blooms - mainly pink, but with a hint of lavender as well. Very fond of cool soils, and partial sun areas. Fast growing, with high bloom numbers.




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Vivid Azalea is a semi dwarf Azalea with bright cherry red blooms that literally cover the entire plant in spring. Known to be a very good re-bloomer again in fall, and maintains a nice neat shape with minimal trimming.




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Canadian Hemlock Canadian Hemlock Aspidistra / Cast iron Plant
Canadian Hemlock / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Canadian Hemlock / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95
Cast Iron Plant ( Aspidistra ) / Size 1
Our Price : $7.95
SUMMER SALE $6.50
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Very versatile evergreen with delicate feathery needled foliage. Can be used as a full sized tree for windbreaks, or even sheared for hedges. Responds well to trimming/shearing - does well in shady locations.




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Very versatile evergreen. Delicate feathery needled foliage responds well to trimming. Can be used as a full sized tree for windbreaks, or even sheared for hedges. Also does well in shaded situations & locations.




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Great groundcover that thrives in part shade to full shade locations. Evergreen - remains dark green year round. Low maintenance plant! Thick, leathery texture - has a somewhat "tropical plant" appearance.




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Baby Blue Chamaecyparis Golden Showers Chamaecyparis Golden Showers Chamaecyparis

Baby Blue is an attractive dwarf chamaecyparis with intense silvery blue foliage turning a slight purplish plum color in the winter. Good accent plant - also great for container gardens. Loves partial shade locations best.




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Golden Showers is a beautiful cultivar of Lawson Chamaecyparis. Flattened, fernlike foliage sprays are dense, and have a light green base with creamy yellow overtones. Excellent choice for partially shaded areas.




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Golden Showers is a beautiful cultivar of Lawson Chamaecyparis. Flattened, fernlike foliage sprays are dense, and have a light green base with creamy yellow overtones. Excellent choice for partially shaded areas.




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Mikko Chamaecyparis Mikko Chamaecyparis Dryopteris erythrosora - 'Autumn Fern'
Fern - Autumn / Size 1
Our Price : $9.50
SUMMER SALE $7.50
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Mikko has a feathery foliage that is light bluish-green, and almost a "frosted" appearance at times. We only grow a small number - so we suggest ordering them whenever we have them available if this is a plant you are interested in.




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Mikko has a feathery foliage that is light bluish-green, and almost a "frosted" appearance at times. We only grow a small number - so we suggest ordering them whenever we have them available if this is a plant you are interested in.




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Autumn Fern is a semi-evergreen fern with foliage in shades of orange, yellow, copper, etc & turning green with age. Great for shady spots with cool moist soils. Brought this beautiful plant in due to customer requests.




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Cyrtomium falcatum / Holly Fern Big Blue Liriope Grass Big Blue Liriope Grass
Fern - Holly / Size 1
Our Price : $9.95

A shade loving fern with dark green, shiny leaves with serrated edges. Works great as a groundcover, border / edge, or container plant in shady areas. Leaves resembles those of a classic Holly - but in fern form. Really cool!




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A quick, no maintenance way to add a natural, carefree touch that can only be achieved with ornamental grasses. Nice splash of color with purple bloom spikes in summer, followed by very dark purplish black berries in winter.




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Same nice super hardy Big Blue as our Size 1 plants, just in a larger size. Full, established one gallon container sized clumps. Works great as a border along walkways, or in groups around the base of taller trees & shrubs.




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Dwarf Mondo Grass Dwarf Mondo Grass Emerald Goddess Liriope Grass

Dwarf Mondo Grass is a shorter, more compact version of the original Mondo and is commonly used as edging or borders along pathways, in rock gardens, and even incorporated into many Bonsai or Asian themed plantings.




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Dwarf Mondo is a shorter, more compact version of the original Mondo grass, and is commonly used as edging or borders along pathways, in rock gardens, and even incorporated into many Bonsai or Asian themed plantings.




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A specially designed Liriope variety that has increased cold hardiness, growth rate, green color through winter, and superior disease resistance. Endless variety of possible uses - thrives in full sun, or shade. Bulletproof!!




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Green Mondo Grass Green Mondo Grass Carissa Holly
Grass - Mondo / Size 1
Our Price : $4.75
SUMMER SALE $3.75
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Grass - Mondo / Size 2
Our Price : $6.95
SUMMER SALE $5.50
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Holly - Carissa / Size 1
Our Price : $5.75

Perennial evergreen grass with fine textured foliage year round. Displays bright lilac colored flowers during summer. Very hardy - will adapt to almost any soil composition, and works great in full sun.....or full shade!!




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Green Mondo is a dark green perennial evergreen grass with fine textured foliage year round. Has a large display of lilac colored flower spikes thru summer. Very hardy - will adapt and work great in full sun or shade!!




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Carissa is a very attractive mounded Chinese Holly variety with deep dark green glossy foliage that is very stiff & rigid, with a pronounced sharp spine at the tip of each leaf. Nice evergreen shrub for most any landscape.




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Carissa Holly Zamia pumila Coontie Palm Glen Compact Green Pittosporum
Holly - Carissa / Size 2
Our Price : $8.95
Palm - Coontie / Size 1
Our Price : $7.95

Carissa is a very attractive mounded Chinese Holly variety with deep dark green glossy foliage that is very stiff & rigid, with a pronounced sharp spine at the tip of each leaf. Larger, older plants than our Size 1 Carissa.




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Coontie Palm is a member of the cycad / palm family with soft fernlike foliage. Adds a tropical touch in warm weather spots, and can even be used as a container plant. Will not get out of control, or very large at all.




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Super glossy evergreen foliage on a nice compact Pittosporum shrub. One of the most compact ones we have seen. Fragrant small flowers in mid spring. Great plant for full sun locations, or even in areas with moderate shade.




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Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum Variegated Thujopsis dolobrata

Same beautiful Pittosporum variety as our Size 1 Glen's Compact, but a larger, older plant with a larger rootball as well. Average age is at least 3 yrs old for this product - these are a great deal!




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The most compact form of Pittosporum available. Glossy leaves & fragrant seasonal flowers make this shrub perfect for small accents, patio/container gardening, or foundation use. Sun or shade - can be used in either situation.




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Variegated Thujopsis dolobrata has thick, widely branched foliage on sturdy branches. Has nice dark green foliage with bright, pure white splotches - great contrast. We have very limited quantities each year of this variety.




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