Losely Nursery has been known for our specimen quality large material. Some of our customers refer to these specimen plants as having a personality all their own. Making them a centerpiece of your next landscape project will not only make your customers landscape stand out, but it will also give your portfolio a page to be proud of.
Viburnum trilobum ‘Wentworth’ makes quite the impact, in spring it has showy white flowers, it has a beautiful fall leaf color and holds its red berries for some vibrant winter interest. Viburnum dentatum Chicago Lustre® has a stunning glossy green foliage in summer and brilliant fall color. It’s deep blue fruit adds even more depth to this beautiful plant.
Fothergilla x ‘Blue Shadow’ has showy white bottle-brush like flowers that appear in spring on the tips of branches before new blue leaves appear. It has a consistent fall color of rich red, orange, and yellow. This plant has a dense rounded habit that makes it a great highlight plant in the landscape.
A gardeners staple, Rhododendron is a great summer dig item. Rhododendron English Roseum has a rosy pink-purple flower that stands out against its dark green foliage. Rhododendron PJM Elite is a neat, compact shrub with an attractive rounded shape.
All of our syringa vulgaris varieties are grown on their own roots. Syringa v ‘Sensation’ is a beautiful plant with a unique single petal purple flower, edged with white. Magnolia Virginiana has a beautiful and fragrant show of flowers in May-June and again in summer. These are great as a centerpiece in a landscape and are also tolerant of more wet soil areas.
Picea englemannii ‘Bush’s Lace’ is a vigorous growing form of Englemann spruce. With its blue cast, it is sure to make a presence in any landscape. Our Picea abies ‘pendula’ have unique personalities. No two are the same, however, they are all eye-catching and stand-alone beauties.
Picea p. glauca ‘Pendula’ is a blue needled weeping form of Colorado spruce with irregular, twisted, and pendulous limbs. They only grow as tall as they are staked. Pinus strobus ‘pendula’ has a weeping form with long drooping branches. These make fantastic accent plants.
Viburnum are great versatile plants for hedges, stand alone specimens and background plants to name a few uses. Viburnum n. Brandywine™ has a very nice glossy green leaf that turns dark maroon in fall. The berries transition from green to shades of pink and blue. For a while, all three colors are in the cluster of fruit. Viburnum t. ‘Wentworth’ was chosen for its large red berry cluster and great red fall color.
Hydrangea m. Summer Crush® is a fantastic compact plant reaching 3′ wide and tall. The abundant bright pink flowers really put on a show. Rhamnus Fine Line® make it an excellent choice for narrow hedges and screens. The fine textured leaves of this zone 2 plant give it a delicate look rarely found in material this hardy.
The only thing shady about these beautiful plants is where you should be planting them. Hosta Royal Standard, a fan favorite it has beautiful white fragrant flowers. If you are looking for more color interest with a variegated leaf and Purple flower, Hosta Leola Fraim has you covered.
Hosta Guacamole! You won’t need tortilla chips to enjoy this plant, but it couldn’t hurt, right? This sun tolerant hosta is sure to make your landscape pop. It has shiny apple-green leaves with a wide green edge. Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern, makes a great companion for wildflowers and spring bulbs. It performs well in acidic moist soil.
We now have Buxus Green Mountain in a columnar form for hedging or stand-alone, upright, and formal evergreen. These go along with our container and B&B Green Velvet and Chicagoland Green. They are done growing for the year and looking great. A couple of old favorites that still have their place in the landscape are Prunus Cistena and Cornus a. Elegantissima. They both work well for screening, background color, and where a mid-size shrub is needed.
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You know its spring when tree spades are digging and plants are starting to make their way to the dock. The orders being dug now have had early delivery dates on the order months ago.
Pinus bungeana, also known as Lace Bark Pine, is a beautiful specimen and stand-alone tree that reached 50′. The soft texture and dark green needles complement the multi-colored bark. It is truly a spectacular plant. Metasequia glyptostroboides is a deciduous conifer with soft green and fine-textured leaves. The winter characteristics with its exfoliating cinnamon-colored bark show off the beautifully strong structure.
Pinus densi. ‘Umbraculifera’ is a shorter specimen reaching 15′ if left untrimmed or can be kept as a table top the fit a more formal garden. Siadopitys verticillate has a unique appearance with dark green and glossy needles leading to the common name of Japanese Umbrella Pine.
We use the same trim crew for all of our evergreen trees. It can be seen in our consistency and quality.
Picea pungens ‘Hoopsi’ has the color all other blue spruce are measured against. Picea pungens ‘Bakeri’ makes a great stand-alone specimen tree also. Both are not as tall as the species reaching 25 to 30′.