June 5, 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:


Miss Kim Lilac

Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’

A compact garden accent shrub featuring showy panicles of light lavender-pink flowers in spring and crinkled foliage; impressive fall color for a lilac; upright and dense, an ideal garden shrub alone or in groupings, fragrance is overwhelmingly spicy


Lime Glow Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Lime Glow’

An exceptionally colorful evergreen groundcover shrub unlike any other of this species, with lime green foliage that brightens to yellow over the summer, finally turning a bronzy copper in fall; very low growing and very showy


Mariken Dwarf Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’

This is a dwarf ginkgo tree with distinctive fan-shaped leaves; spreading branching habit; rich butter yellow in fall; a shrubby form of the species great for bonsai and containers


Globemaster Ornamental Onion

Allium ‘Globemaster’

Lovely green stalks presenting balls of silvery-purple flowers stand high above low mounded foliage during late spring and early summer; excellent accent feature in arrangements, containers, and garden beds; easy to grow and low maintenance


Tricolor Beech

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

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