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ALL CREDITS ARE POSTED -- Summer Plant Symposium - at Cook Campus Student Center - Rutgers (Air Conditioned) There will be 2 Tracks loaded with Credits and CEU's, Great Food, Networking, and many Vendors! Pesticide Credits: NJ, CT, PA and NY. CEU's Applied for: ASLA, ALPD, FERTILIZER, CNLP and NALP. Just Added LTE / LTCO, Community Forestry and ISA Credits. Check out the full schedule and Approved Credits NOW!!!!

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Cook Student Center - Rutgers
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901
United States
Contact: Jeanne Ondusko

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Join us for a day of Learning,

Great Speakers, Networking,

Good Food, Silent Auction, Vendors and lots more!!!


Track One: Pesticide Credit Agenda


9:00 am-10:00 am          Speaker:        John Patten, PBI Gordon

                                        Topic:             “New Jersey’s Invasive Species Plant List, and Alternative Plant Options”

                                        Description:  Topics for above presentation will include;

                                                             ·       Definition of an Invasive Species plant.

                                                             ·       Economic Impact of Invasive Species in New Jersey.

                                                             ·       Most common Invasive plant species in New Jersey.

                                                             ·       Older, mature Invasive plants in the landscape.

                                                             ·       Removing Invasive plants from your property.

                                                             ·       Alternative Plant Choices for Replacements.

                                                             ·       Growing plants that are Native to New Jersey.

                                                             ·       Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers in the Landscape.

                                                             ·       Challenges in growing Native Plants including Deer Populations, and

                                                                     Availability of Native Plants.

                                                             ·       Benefits of growing Native Species, as opposed to Invasive Species.

                                                             ·       Pollinators Role in Native Plant Material.

                                                             ·       Natural Fertility Options for Existing Native Plant Material.

                                                             ·       Synthetic Fertility Options for Alternative Plant Material.

                                                             ·       Definition of Fertility Terms, such as Organic, Natural, Bioavailability,

                                                                     Biological, and Sustainable.

                                                             ·       New Fertility Options on the Horizon.

                                                             ·       Questions and Answers.


10:00 am-11:00 am        Speaker:        Paul Kurtz -  NJ Dept. of Agriculture

                                         Topic:            Spotted Lanternfly Update & Potential Management Options

                                         Description:  Talk to include:

                                                              ·       Identification & spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

                                                              ·       Ornamental damage created by the Spotted Lanternfly.

                                                              ·       Treatment and Identification of Egg Masses.

                                                              ·       Treatment of adult and other stages of the Spotted Lanternfly.

                                                              ·       Best Management Practices per the Pennsylvania Department of

                                                                      Agriculture, & Penn State.

                                                              ·       Host Plants of the Spotted Lanternfly.

                                                              ·       The role of Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) in the Life Cycle of the

                                                                      Spotted Lanternfly.

                                                              ·       Eradication of Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

                                                              ·       Chemical Controls of both Pests (Insects and Ornamentals)

                                                              ·       Biological Controls of both Pests (Insects and Ornamentals)

                                                              ·       What is next?

                                                              ·       Q&A.


11:00am-12 noon           Speaker:       Larry Freedman, Agronomic Sales Manager, Site One Landscape


                                        Topic:            What's in the Bag?

                                        Description:  What’s in the Bag outline

                                                                         Agronomics 101



                                                                         Understanding fertilizer raw materials

                                                                         Primary plant nutrients

                                                                         Better products equal better results


 12 noon-12:15 pm        Speaker:       David DeFrange & Rosalind Doremus

                                       Topic:            The Benefits of the CNLP Program & How it can Help Your Business

                                       Description:  They will discuss the Benefits of being a CNLP and how it can help

                                                            your business.



12:15 pm-1:00 pm         Lunch –          Silent Plant Auction, Vendors


1:00 pm-2:00 pm           Speaker:        Sabrina Tirpak

                                        Topic:            Winners of the Plant Diagnostic Lab Olympics

                                        Description:  Find out which plants win the gold, silver, and bronze medals at the

                                                            Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab. This 55-minute talk will provide updates on the insect

                                                            pest and disease hurdles faced by boxwood, rhododendron, and spruce. Basic

                                                            pathogen biology and integrated pest management training programs will be



2:00 pm-3:00 pm           Speaker:        John Patten - PBI Gordon

                                        Topic:           “Right-of-Way/Turf - Weed Identification and Controls”    

                                        Description:  Application Equipment

                                                            •     Right-of-Way / Roadside Specialized Spray Application Equipment.

                                                                Lawn and Landscape Specialized Spray Application Equipment.

                                                             Weed Identification (Broadleaf and Grassy weeds)

                     ·     Broadleaf weeds versus Grassy weeds.

                     ·     Annuals / Biennials / Perennial.

                     ·     Post-emergent versus Pre-emergent.

                     ·     Tough to control weeds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

                                                            Active Ingredients; their strengths and weaknesses.

                     ·     The changing look of commercial herbicides. From single components,

                                 to three-ways, to four ways, to custom mixing.

                                                            Changes in the pesticide labels.

                     ·     Changes coming from the EPA / DEP.

                     ·     New Products.

                     ·     Weed control scenarios. (Group participation)

                           Soil Fertilities role in Controlling Weeds

                     ·      Soil Fertilities Role in Better Weed Control Results.

                     ·      Best Management Practices for Fertility in Right-Of-Way and Turf Lawn


                     ·      Definition of Fertility Terms, such as Organic, Natural, Biological, and



3:00 pm-4:00 pm           Attendees will be given the opportunity to visit with vendors, check out the

                                      results of the plant auction, and sign off on credits in assigned groups (to

                                      minimize lines)


                                      CREDITS:  NJ:  1A-2, 02-2, 3A-6, 3B-4, 6B-6, 8C-2, CORE-1, PP2-4

                                                         CT:  1A-2, 02-2, 3A-6, 3B-4, 6B-6, 8C-2, CORE-1, PP2-4

                                                         PA:  PC-5, 06-4, 07-1, 10-2, 18-7, 23-7

                                                         NY:  10-4, 3a-4,25-4,3b-1.50, 6a-1

                                                         ASLA:  5 Credits

                                                         APLD:  5

                                                         FERTILIZER:  4 Credits

                                                         CNLP:  1 Plants, 4 Environment and .5 Professional

                                                         NALP:  5

                                                         LTE/LTCO: 3.5

                                                         Community Forestry: 3 CEUs

                                                         ISA: Certified Arborist: 5, BCMA - Science: 4, BCMA - Practice: 1



Track Two:  Landscape


9:00am-10:00am            Speaker:        Bill Ingalsbe – Yardville Supply              

                                        Topic:             Silica Dust, OSHA Regulations & Hands-on Demo

                                        Description:   This talk will provide an overview of the current OSHA regulations

                                                             regarding silica dust and how they apply to our industry.  The available

                                                             options to be in compliance with these regulations will also be discussed.  A

                                                             demonstration of using an apparatus while dry cutting pavers are included.


10:00am-11:00am          Speaker:        Pat Donovan & Darren Rafferty

                                         Topic:            Interactive Panel Discussion on Calculating Overhead for Profit &

                                                             Other Stuff!

                                         Description:  Job costing, Calculating Overhead for Profit and Other Stuff!

                                                             If you have ever asked yourself; How do I come up with a price for this project?

                                                             Am I really making what I should? Am I making money at all? If this sounds

                                                             familiar, you need to sit in on this presentation!

                                                             •    If you were asked to explain your pricing method and schedule to a potential

                                                                   client, could you?

                                                             •    Can you accurately predict your labor, equipment, overhead, material and

                                                                   profit on a project?

                                                             •    Do you recover all of your costs on every project or service you provide?

                                                             •    Are you in compliance with every law, regulation and standard in the industry

                                                                   you are involved in?

                                                             If you are finding it difficult to answer these and other related questions

                                                             honestly, you will not want to miss this educational session. Presenters Pat

                                                             Donovan and Darren Rafferty will help attendees fully understand a pricing

                                                             method that you can trust and relay on for any service you provide. Learn how

                                                             to calculate equipment costs, understand labor burden and quote a job based

                                                             on knowledge, not guess work. After listening to this presentation, you will no

                                                             longer bid on a project, you will produce a qualified quote you can confidently

                                                             submit for consideration. Take the guess work out of your business and pricing!


11:00am-12 noon           Speaker:        Joe Raboine, National Design and Training Specialist for Belgard

                                        Topic:             Outdoor Living Design, including 3D Renders, Animations & Virtual reality

                                        Description:   Joe will discuss current design trends in the ever-expanding

                                                             category of “Outdoor Living”.   He will talk about its universal appeal and the

                                                             possible reasons for why this is.    He talks about how millennials are driving the

                                                             movement toward clean modern lines and textures.  He will discuss how

                                                             outdoor living has become an “expectation” for consumers, and how features

                                                             such as fire pits, fire places, outdoor kitchens, showers, vertical gardens, and

                                                             even hanging beds, are reshaping how consumers are integrating their indoor

                                                             spaces with their outdoor environments.   Lastly, he will discuss how 3D

                                                             Renders, animations, and Virtual reality are powerful tools that transforming the

                                                             sales and design experience in our industry. 



12 noon-12:45pm          Lunch -           Silent Plant Auction, Vendors


12:45pm-1:00pm           Speaker:         Rosalind Doremus & David DeFrange   - CNLP’s              

                                        Topic:             The Benefits of the CNLP Program & How it can Help Your Business

                                        Description:   They will discuss the Benefits of being a CNLP and how it can help

                                                              your business.                                          


1:00pm-2:00pm              Speaker:        Bruce Crawford - Director of Rutgers Gardens

                                         Topic:            Planting for Wildlife Habitat

                                         Description:  Habitat is a combination of food, water, shelter, and space

                                                             arranged to meet the needs of wildlife. Landscape designs that attract birds,

                                                             butterflies, beneficial insects, and small animals are in demand. Planning and

                                                             the proper selection of plants is necessary for attractive and productive wildlife

                                                             habitat designs.  Learn how to meet the needs of your client with a landscape

                                                             that is both functional and stunning.


 2:00pm-3:00pm             Speaker:        Erin Pfarr – Rutgers University

                                         Topic:            Building on success: The Rutgers University Dogwood Breeding Program

                                         Description:  Exciting breeding and research is being conducted with big-bracted

                                                             dogwood (Cornus ssp.) at Rutgers University. The presentation will

                                                             cover the Rutgers ornamental program’s history, recent successes, breeding

                                                             objectives, and future research directions. Learn about the process of breeding

                                                             small trees and the story of Scarlet Fire® kousa dogwood.


3:00 pm-4:00pm             Attendees will be given the opportunity to visit with vendors, check out the

                                        results of the plant auction, and sign off on credits in assigned groups (to minimize lines)


                                        CREDITS:      ASLA:  3

                                                               APLD:  3

                                                               CNLP:  2.5 Professional, 1.5 Design and 1.5 Plants

                                                               NALP:  5

                                                               LTE/LTCO:  2.5 

                                                               Community Forestry:  1.5 CEUs

                                                               ISA:  Certified Arborist: 4, BCMA - Science: 1, BCMA - Practice: 2, BCMA - Management: 1


Track 3:  Tour/Talk

(Track One and Track Two will Combined for the last talk and tour of the day.)


4:00 pm-5:00pm           Speaker:         Michael A. Coraggio, CEO and Founding Principal, EcoWalls

                                      Tour/Talk:       Tour/Talk of the Living Wall at the Rutgers New Jersey Institute for

                                                             Food, Nutrition & Health.

                                       Description:    Mike will be discussing the entire process from idea thru installation

                                                             and continued maintenance.  Presentation will cover everything from initial idea,

                                                             site analysis and design to the clients wish and how the process came together. 

                                                             Mike will also discuss the plant selection process and how to choose the correct

                                                             plants for each site as well as the requirements for the living wall, both in terms

                                                             of health and engineering.  EcoWalls will also explain how the system is

                                                             installed and maintained.



                                       CREDITS:       ASLA:  1

                                                               APLD:  1

                                                               CNLP:  .5 Design and .5 Plants

                                                               NALP:  1



Special Thank you to our Sponsors!


Pleasant Run Nursery

Copper Creek Landscape Management

Bartlett Tree Experts




Plant List for Auction



Calycanthus floridus ‘Burgundy Spice’:

'Burgundy Spice' Sweetshrub represents a radical color change in Calycanthus foliage, with lustrous deep burgundy leaves throughout the summer.  Richard Hesselein and Daryl Kobesky selected for darker foliage over a number of years, coming up with 2 beautiful purple colored sports.  We chose the best one to name Calycanthus floridus 'Burgundy Spice'.  The maroon flowers appear in May and June, and have the classic mango and pineapple fragrance of good Sweetshrub selections.  The fall foliage adds another season of enjoyment, turning attractive shades of yellow and amber.

Cornus alba ‘Baton Rouge’:

Baton Rouge™ ('Minbat') Tatarian Dogwood is particularly attractive in winter, when the young twigs become a showy scarlet.  The clean green leaves in summer turn to an attractive dark red in the fall.  The creamy flat-topped flower clumps appear in May and June, and are followed by interesting white berries in late summer.  Baton Rouge™ Dogwood forms a large clump eventually because of its suckering habit.  Prune back last year's twigs each winter, as the new growth is the most colorful.  A sport of C. 'Elegantissima', Baton Rouge™ comes from Minier Nursery in France, by the way of Bailey's First Editions™ program. 

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’:

'Haas Halo' Smooth Hydrangea was selected by Rick Ray of Pennsylvania for its extraordinarily large white lacecap flowers.  They are produced for a long period in mid-summer, and are displayed on sturdy stems which do not flop, unlike many mopheads.  'Haas Halo' is tolerant of full sun as long as good moisture is consistently present, and its 14" flowers make lovely cut or dried flowers.  Excellent for a natural look along woodland edge.

 Epimedium Combination   - (3 Different Plants)

 Epimedium x ‘Domino’:

'Domino' Barrenwort comes from the prolific hybridizing work of Darrell Probost, the 'Epimedium King'.  Epimedium x 'Domino' is a very heavy bloomer in April and May, producing a multitude of airy flowers displayed on burgundy stems.  The blooms have long white spurs which end in rose purple cupped centers.  The spikes emerge from toothed evergreen leaves which are mottled with large burgundy spots.  This is one of Tony Avent's favorite 'Fairy Wings' because of its heavy reliable flower production.

Epimedium x ‘Pink Champagne’:

'Pink Champagne' Barrenwort blooms heavily in April, producing many long graceful panicles covered with delicate hovering blooms.  The spurs are long and white, surrounding deep pink cups.  The mottled evergreen foliage continues the show after the bloom period with dark purple splotches decorating the fine green leaves.  Another striking contribution from the prolific breeding work of Darrell Probost.  Like all Epimediums, this makes an excellent long-lived groundcover for dry shade.

 Epimedium x ‘Pink Elf’:

'Pink Elf' Barrenwort blooms in April, with lots of delicate pink flowers hovering over the fine evergreen foliage.  The spurs are pale pink and the cups are a darker bronzy pink.  The leaves are heart shaped, and new growth in the spring starts out with attractive pinkish flecks.  This interspecies hybrid comes from Robin White and makes an excellent compact groundcover for shady areas.

Helleborus Combination   -   (3 Different Plants)

Helleborus x FrostKiss® ‘Anna’s Red’:

'Anna's Red' Lenten Rose produces dark red flower buds on red stems in March.  The blooms open over time to dark pink petals (sepals) surrounding chartreuse nectaries and creamy anthers.  As the blooms age, they take on shades of darker red and then bronzy green.  The marbled evergreen foliage is lustrous for most of the year, but is best removed in late winter in order to display the flowers better.  Hybridized in England by R. Davey and L. Windsor, and named after the English garden writer, Anna Pavord.

Helleborus x FrostKiss® ‘Moondance’:

Moondance ('RD20') Lenten Rose has large white blooms starting in February, displayed over attractive evergreen leaves.  The numerous white flowers have chartreuse centers, and as they age, the blooms turn shades of green.  The foliage is a dark lustrous deep green, with an overlay of silver netting.  Another Rodney Davey introduction of England.

Helleborus x FrostKiss® ‘Pippa’s Purple’:

Pippa's Purple ('RD9') Lenten Rose is crowned with merlot flowers in February to April.  The large blooms have deep purple speckling and the evergreen foliage is a deep green overlaid with silver mottling.  Another beauty from the work of English Hellebore hybridizer, Rodney Davey.

Grass Combination   - (3 Different Plants)

Panicum virgatum ‘Purple Tears’:

Renowned plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf bring us a new Switchgrass that’s destined to be a classic. He discovered this delightful selection of our native species in a nursery plot in Hummelo, Netherlands. Panicum virgatum ‘Purple Tears’ bears flowering spikes with soft gray color at the top, followed by splendid, purple seed heads. With a manageable height of 4’, its narrow, upright habit make it perfect for a range of landscape applications. It has the same toughness and adaptability you’ll find in other Switchgrass cultivars.

Panicum virgatum ‘Summer Sunrise’:

'Summer Sunrise' Switchgrass is a compact Panicum, with a neat upright habit and clean bluish green foliage.  The inflorescences are striking, appearing in shades of soft pink in late summer.  They take on shades of pinkish gold in the early fall and Panicum 'Summer Sunrise' turns light tan in late fall and all winter.  This versatile grass is an Introduction by Hoffman Nursery in North Carolina.

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Lumen Gold’:

The bottlebrush plumes of Fountain Grass are always eye-catching. Now we have the foliage to match! Lumen Gold Fountain Grass offers splendid, golden color and a rounded, compact habit. Think of it as a super-stylish Pennisetum ‘Hameln’. The foliage emerges bright gold in spring and softens to lemon in early summer. Lumen Gold, which bears the varietal name ‘JS Jommenik’, was discovered as a branch mutation of P. alopecuroides ‘Gelbstiel’ by Jan Spruyt in his nursery in Buggenhout, Belgium.


Lobelia Combination   - (3 Different Plants)

Lobelia cardinalis:

The scarlet flowers of Cardinal Flower appear in August and September. Lobelia cardinalis is wet site loving and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Cardinal Flower seeds itself beautifully in wetlands.

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’:

Wonderful in the perennial border and perfect for rain gardens, this cardinal flower is sure to stand out with its dramatic, dark chocolatey-purple foliage and bold red flowers. Superior to other dark-foliaged Lobelias on the market, 'Black Truffle' holds this deep color throughout the growing season. A magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies all summer, but deer tend to leave it alone. Introduced by Peter Heus and brought to market by Plants Nouveau.

Lobelia siphilitica:

Big Blue Lobelia has clear blue flower spikes appearing in August and September, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and insects. Does well in full sun, even more than L. cardinalis. Very wet site tolerant, and naturalizes well from seed.


Conifers Group 1

Abies concolor `Blue Cloak'

A blue weeping form of White Fir. A strong main leader with all side branches coming down. Needles medium size and powder blue. Grows 1 ft. a year.

Cham obtusa `Chairman'

Dwarf, columnar variety of Japanese Hinoki Cypress. Plant with little tendrils from main stem, thick, fat like hair. Blue green color, very few side branches. Used in Japan for Bonsai. Very unique!

Cham pisifera `Snow'

A dwarf round globe variety of Swara Cypress. Foliage white, in shade makes a more white plant. The more the sun falls on this plant the more green that comes through. Will sunburn. Plant first in catalog by Hilliers in England. Grows 2-4 inches a year.

Picea omorika `Alexandra'

A dwarf variety of Serbian Spruce. Leaves blue and green and stems growing 2 inches a year. Very symetric in growth in flat globe.

Pinus dens `Cesarini's Variegated'

A variegated form of Japanese Red Pine. Found and named by Joe Cesarini from a selection of seed off of 'Oculous Draconis'. Plant is just a light in the garden. Each leaf is painted with yellow or white.


Conifers Group 2

Abies koreana `Blauer Eskimo'

A miniature, blue, globe form of Korean Fir. Very hardy plant. Growing one inch a year with nice blue leaves. Found in Germany mid 1980 as a witch's broom on `Blauer Pfiff'. Good for troughs and rock gardens.

Cham obtusa `Cream Tart'

A miniature variegated form of Japanese Hinoki. Plant is a flat bun. Leaves are a dark green with cream colored variegation throughout. Plant will grow 1 inch a year. Plant found as a mutation on 'Chabo Yaderi' at Stanley & Sons Nursery in Boring, Oregon.

Tsuga canadensis `Everitt Golden'

A dwarf cultivar of Canadian Hemlock. Leaves are slightly golden, then turn deeper gold further into the season. Plant makes a upright conical shape. Grows 3-4 inches a year. Found by Samuel Everitt in Eaton, New Hampshire in the wild about 1918.

Cham obtusa `Leprechaun'

A miniature variety of Japanese Hinoki. Leaves emerald green and very small. Plant is a squatty conical form. Leaves have a tuft appearance. Plant found and introduced in 1966 by J.W. Spingarn of Long Island, New York.

Larix gmelinii `Romberg Park'

A dwarf form of Dahurian Larch. Very bright green leaves on stems that only grow about 1" a year. Sometimes puts out bigger growth with over watering and more fertilizer. Fall color yellow.


Conifers Group 3

Abies koreana `Kohouts Icebreaker'

A witches' broom from `Horstmann's Silberlocke'. A flat miniature round disk of silver foliage. Stems and leaves look like buds. Grows one inch a year. Found by Jorge Kohout from Eastern Germany.

Cham lawsoniana `Argentea Compacta'

A dwarf, compact upright variety of Port Orford Cedar. Leaves are a pure cream. Leaves are small and crinkly. Grows 2 inches a year. Rock garden plant. Could use some shade in afternoon. Found 1970 by South Taranaki Nurseries in Hawera New Zealand.

Cham obtusa `Rachel's Golden'

A dwarf, golden, squatty pyramid. Leaves on this Hionki Cypress are all golden. This plant is just slightly bigger than a miniature. Stems seem to stack over each other in a perfect pyramid. Grows 1 to 1 1/2 inches a year.

Picea orientalis `Mount Vernon'

A miniature variety of Oriental Spruce. Leaves small 1/4 inch, dark green on stems that grow only 1 inch a year. Plant forms a flat bun shape. Nice plant for small gardens and troughs. Found and introduced by Wells nursery in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

Pinus uncinata `Caesar'

A miniature variety of Mountain Pine. Grows about 1 inch a year. Very nice green color. Flat bun shape.


Conifers Group 4

Cedrus atlantica `Sahara Frost'

A dwarf form of white Atlantic Cedar. Upright plant with white leaves. Found by Collecters Nursery. This is the bigger of the two plants found by Collecters. Sahara Ice growing twice as slow.

Cham obtusa `Stoneham'

A miniature variety of Japanese Hinoki. Leaves are green and very small. Found by W.H. Rogers Nurseries in England around 1965.

Cryptomeria jap `Ryokogu Coyokyu'

A miniature variety of Japanese Cedar. A flat-round minature with green leaves. Flat sprays with balanced stems that turn reddish in winter. Plant found and introduced by Edsel Woods, Aurora, Oregon.

Picea pungens `Frieda'

A blue, miniature, flat bun of Colorado Spruce. Plant must be rooted to keep miniature form and color. Found by Franz Etzelstorfer of Austria. Named after his wife Freida as he named his best plants of each Genus.

Pinus heldreichii `Mint Truffle'

A stunning fine textured evergreen with long thin mint-green needles that emerge white; shape is broad and rounded with finely textured needles covering every shoot completely; highly tolerant and disease resistant, it makes a beautiful year-round display


Conifers Group 5

Cedrus libani `Hedgehog'

A dwarf bonsai type Cedar of LeBanon. Leaves are a rich green on a very small plant growing about 1' a year. Branches lay out horizontally. Looks like a natural Bonsai. This plant seems slower than `Green Knight'.

Cham obtusa `Jan Verkade'

A miniature variety of Japanese Hionki Cypress. Leaves are green and small. Makes a little mound of a plant, wider than tall. Named after Jan Verkade of Verkades Nursery. Grows one inch a year.

Pinus mugo `Krca I'

A miniature form of Mugo Pine. Grows one inch a year with needles being regular size. Perfect round ball.Gets its name from an very old city in Poland.

Picea pungens `Blue Pearl'

A miniature, flat, blue ball of Colorado Spruce. Leaves are regular size on stems that grow less than one inch a year. Found as a sport on `Fat Albert'. Nice plant for rock gardens, troughs, patio containers, and minature railroading.

Thuja occ "Malonyana Holub"

A dwarf evergreen conifer with an upright irregular form. Congested green foliage turns purplish in winter.



Conifer Group 6


Picea abies `Acrocona Pusch'

A dwarf version of the Norway Spruce named 'Acrocona'. Plant only grows about 2-3 inches a year with miniature red cones at the end of all the stems. Plant is a flat round bun. Cones are about 1/2-inch-long. Very nice rock garden plant.

Picea abies `Gold Drift'

New! Weeping, golden variety of Norway Spruce. Leaves golden and stems weeping. Looks good as container plant. Must be staked for height. Was a sport. Found and introduced by Bob Fincham of Coenosium Gardens.

Picea pungens `The Blues'

A weeping Colorado Spruce. Found at Stanley & Sons Nursery on a side sport of a 'Glauca Pendula'. Has to be staked, leaves powder blue. Imagine a weeping Norway Spruce, but with bright blue leaves and larger needles. Beautiful!

Pinus mugo `Sunshine'

A variegated form of Mugo Pine. Each stem has leaves that are marked with many yellow lines. Not just one but many lines. Grows 4-6 inches a year. Should candle to make look nicer.

Pseudotsuga men `Boulder Blue'

A blue form of Douglas fir found in Boulder Colorado in 2003. Plant was seen in The ACS National meeting tour by a river. Not propagated for sale till 2015. Grows 8 inches to a foot a year. Named and propagated by Stanley and Sons Nursery.




Metasequoia g. 'Ogon'    Gold Rush Dawn Redwood 20 gallon
Acer campestre Carnival Blush pink leaves in spring opening to green & white 6g 
Acer palmatum Ilarian stunning improved pink & white variegation, orange fall color 2g 
Ginkgo Sunstream Striped Green and Yellow Leaves 2g 
Pinus dens. Golden Ghost Variegated Red Pine 5g 
Magnolia Yellow Bird - one of the best yellows! b&b 5-6' 
Cornus kousa Summer Gold Golden yellow leaf margin turning pink in fall before entire leaf turns red 6g 
Styrax Fragrant Fountain very fragrant weeping styrax 6g 
Pinus thun. Kotobuki a dwarf narrow pyramid Japanese Black Pine 7g
Acer palmatum Tattoo dwarf shrub Japanese maple green leaf w/ purple edge 24"

Dragon Fingers (Sansevieria cylindrica) – The Dragon fingers (sansevieria cylindrica) is a remarkably resilient and decorative house plant. It thrives in direct sunlight or in semi-shade. Tolerate extreme drying-out of the potting medium.

Pineapple Plant (Ananas comosus) – makes a distinctive houseplant. Pineapple is a rosette plant with long, narrow leaves bearing sawtooth edges. Pineapples are native to Tropical America. Blooming Time: It takes 2 years for the plant to mature enough to bloom and produce fruit.

Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) – are low growing evergreen succulent plants that look a little like rubbery roses. They are considered alpine or rock garden plants, because of their hardiness and drought resistance. The original rosette, the ‘Hen’ produces tiny rosette offsets that are known as the ‘Chicks’. Two groups with 3 plants each.

12” Succulent Bowl – Succulent Garden Bowl is grown by adding a variety of Succulent and cactus plants into a bowl Allow soil to dry between water.


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