July 3, 2023

Audrey’s Plant Picks of the Week

Every week we’re publishing a NEW Plant Picks of the Week story, showcasing our Plant Specialists’ top plant picks. Get ready to be inspired!

We recently asked Audrey Mileski to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:


Moonrise Full Moon Maple

Acer shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’

This exciting variety produces vivid red spring foliage that matures to chartreuse, followed by vibrant fall color, the effect is stunning; vigorous with increased sun tolerance; an ideal accent for the bright home landscape


Golden Privet

Ligustrum x vicaryi

A common pruned hedge and garden shrub, takes pruning exceptionally well; colorful yellow foliage all season long, an excellent color accent plant; easy to grow, handles pollution well but needs full sun for best color


Visions Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’

A low maintenance, shade loving variety, featuring tall, upright plants; cherry-red plumes rise above mounds of ferny, toothed foliage; an excellent addition to shaded gardens, borders, containers or fresh-cut bouquets; low maintenance


Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’

Dark green sprays of ferny foliage grow in dense clumps on a pyramidal habit of growth; a perfect choice as a residential landscape accent, along the back of borders; or for screening


Forever Goldy Arborvitae

Thuja plicata ‘4ever’

A stunning accent tree which features rich golden sprays of foliage generously flecked with yellow and a narrow upright pyramidal habit; an excellent choice for color accent or articulation, performs best in moist, humid locations, but is adaptable

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