May 8, 2023

Jacqueline’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 Jacqueline to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:


Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Pine

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’

A newer popular evergreen tree with a dense, compact pyramidal form; features interestingly twisted blue-green needles on very flexible branches (they can even be tied in a knot!), quite durable, an excellent choice for smaller landscapes


Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine

Pinus heldreichii ‘Emerald Arrow’

A very narrow upright variety, perfect for tight landscape spaces where a strong vertical accent is desired; the compact columnar habit opens to reveal silver gray bark; salt tolerant, a predictable narrow habit, and great disease resistance


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


Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Simply a stunning development in the world of hydrangeas, this variety features enormous, dense, upright flower heads that start out a soft lime green, fading over the summer to pink, red and burgundy in fall; one of the hardier selections


Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea

Spiraea japonica ‘NCSX1’

An outstanding shrub for color effect in the garden, with glowing yellow foliage which emerges bright red, then orange; flat-topped clusters of contrasting purple flowers in early summer; forms a dense, compact mound that is neat and tidy

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