Viburnum lentago is a native that is very similar to Viburnum prunifolium in both summer and fall leaf color, flower, fruit, ultimate sizes and shade tolerance. This is an excellent 15 to 18’ hedge or screen plant. We have good numbers in 7, 8, and 9’ for the immediate screen. Lindera benzoin reaches 10’ and works well in moist and shade areas. It is a good substitute for Ilex and Fothergilla.
Pinus bungeana is a very good substitute for Pinus strobus. Its ultimate size and shape are similar with the added advantage of a very decorative multi-colored exfoliating bark. Psuedotsuga menziesii’s name even says it makes a good sub for Tsuga canadensis. It has the added advantage of being a very insect and disease-free evergreen tree for screens or as a stand-alone tree.
Betula n. ‘Heritage’ makes a great ornamental shade tree as well as an allée along a driveway with its year-round interest. Pinus bungeana has a beautifully exfoliating bark also. It makes an attractive focal tree or screen plants if planted in groups.
Cercis canadensis is a familiar plant to most people. The bright early spring flowers signify the coming of warmer weather. Magnolia virginiana’s fragrant June flowers contrast elegantly with its rich green leaves. Both make a great specimen flowering tree in a formal location or fit in nicely when blending maintained and natural areas.
At this time of year, we are busy grafting future inventory. This week we are grafting conifers like the Larix k. ‘Varied Directions’ pictured above. Our extremely talented propagators are making sure there is a great selection of material for years to come. The Larix they just grafted will be ready to sell in 6 – 10 years!
At this time of year, we usually see you at trade shows, look at plants, and catch up on what is new. We always answer questions pertaining to production, product consistency, and availability. We want to stay connected with you. As a company, we are committed to helping your business succeed by providing the service and plants you need to satisfy your customer.
As we go forward we will be sure to do everything we can to assist you. We value your questions, ideas, and feedback.
The Losely Team
Want a tour but can’t make it? Check out our virtual tour series:
Step 1. Go to Losely.com in your web browser. Step 2. Choose the Product Catalog in the upper right corner of the page.
Step 3. Find your plant. There are 2 ways to search the catalog. You can search by category or by plant name. 3a. Choose the drop down on the left and select the family, genus, species, or zone you would prefer. Our product catalog will provide you with a list of plants to choose from. 3b. Type in the name of the plant, Latin OR common, and our product catalog will provide a list of plants for you to choose from.
Most of our plants have photos and all our plants provide growing zones as well as growing information on average mature size, fall color and flowers.