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 Isa Summers
to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:
Prairiefire Flowering Crab
A highly regarded accent tree smothered in rich red flowers in spring and persistent small purple fruit in fall, upright habit of growth; the definitive ornamental feature tree for the home landscape, needs well-drained soil and full sun.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’
A lovely accent tree with beautiful green leaves that are flecked with white with pink edges, turning copper in fall; distinctive, smooth, silver bark; leaves may burn in prolonged direct sun or drying winds; give it lots of room to grow and look its best.
Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’
This is a lovely dwarf variety that adds visual interest to the garden or walkways; rich green foliage all summer long; striking orange to scarlet fall foliage is captivating and brilliant; best in sheltered area.
Bonny Blue Blue Spruce
Picea pungens ‘Bonny Blue’
A shimmering blue evergreen accent tree, pyramidal shaped with large stout branches and elegant silvery-blue needles, a tree of great beauty and color which is retained throughout the year; extremely hardy and rugged.
Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry
Prunus ‘Snow Fountains’
A breathtaking new garden accent shrub with an abundance of snowy white flowers in early spring on a gracefully weeping and arching plant; merits use as a solitary where it can be appreciated, requires some training; needs full sun and well-drained soil.