All good things must come to an end and after 70+ years the nursery operations of Herman Losely and Son, Inc., are being sold and will no longer have a Losely family member at the helm.
Beginning December 30, 2021, Willowbend Nurseries LLC, which is part of the Petitti family of companies, will be the new owner of Losely Nursery. Willowbend Nurseries and their teams have many years of experience in the industry. I trust their teams and standards. As this transition is completed, rest assured the team of Losely Nursery will remain in place and the familiar faces you have come to recognize around the Nursery will still be there.
I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed our business relationship and appreciate the trust that you put in us and our company. I hope that you understand the seriousness with which I treated our relationship and the sincere effort I put into trying to make every transaction as easy as possible. Many of you are not just our customers but have become our friends and I will miss those relationships.
We wish you all continuing success.
Karl and Kathy Losely
The Losely team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year, starting Christmas Eve on December 24, 2021, and reopening on January 2, 2022. Enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season.
The deadline for Spring 2022 orders to go through the allocation process is Friday, November 12th at 4 pm All orders received after the deadline will be date and time stamped and entered in the order they are received. If you don’t have your order in yet, use the attached availability to fill out your order and email or fax it back.
Pinus strobus ‘Tortulosa’ has beautiful twisted, soft blue-green needles that are held in a tufted fashion on a narrow, upright pyramidal tree that becomes more oval with age. The contorted needles offer a soft and interesting appearance. The big boy next to Andy is a 16′ Picea abies ‘Pendula’. No two are exactly alike, but all tend to spread their limbs in a wild and awkward configuration.
Malus ‘Sargentina’ is a unique top graft crab apple with a compact ostentatious branching habit. This beautiful plant, covered in blooms in spring, is extremely attractive in the landscape. Malus ‘Lollizam’, commonly known as Lollipop® Crabapple, is a dwarf tree with a small compact head of dense green foliage. It displays a white flower show in spring, followed by small yellow to golden red fruit in fall.
Juniper s. ‘Skyrocket’ has dusty blue-green foliage and minimal care, getting to about 15’at a mature height. This narrow upright plant will be a great addition to the landscape. Juniper v. ‘Taylor’ semi-soft blue-green foliage maintains a more dense, narrow columnar form. It is very useful as a vertical accent, windbreak, or even a screen in the landscape.
It might have been a cloudy couple of weeks however, the sunny disposition of Thuja plicata Fluffy® and Thuja o ‘Yellow Ribbon’ will lift the spirits in your garden. Both of these vibrant yellow plants offer texture and stand out color to the landscape. They get to be about 10′ tall at mature height.
Cercis canadensis is a staple in most gardens offering beautiful purple blooms in spring and eye-catching heart-shaped leaves. Chionanthus retusus has a unique shape and beautiful exfoliating bark. Its showy flowers in spring are white with a pleasant fragrance.
Euonymus al compacta have some of the most beautiful fall colors on any foliage in our fields. Hamamelis vernalis is a very hardy plant with showy flowers in early spring. Its flower show is more plentiful when sited in sunny areas.
Thuja o ‘Hetz Midget’ is a slow-growing, globe-shaped, dwarf cultivar that gets only 3-4′ tall. This is a great plant for smaller areas and keeps a tidy appearance. The deadline for Spring 2022 orders to go through the allocation process is Friday, November 12th at 4 pm All orders received after the deadline will be date and time stamped and entered in the order they are received. If you don’t have your order in yet, use our online availability to fill out your order and email or fax it to your salesman!
The deadline for Spring 2022 orders to go through the allocation process is: Friday, November 12th at 4 pm All orders received after the deadline will be date and time stamped and entered in the order they are received. If you don’t have your order in yet, use the attached availability to fill out your order and email or fax it back.
Acer griseum is a beautiful tree with attention-grabbing exfoliating bark. Our Myrica pensylvanica is the closest thing you will find to an instant burier. These plants are full to the ground and as thick as they come.
Our teams have been working hard to provide beautiful shade trees for our customers. The uniformity shines through on our Acer r Red Sunset and our Acer r Red Pointe.
Pinus bungeana has magnificent gray-green exfoliating bark revealing patches of white, green, and purple interior bark with soft dark green needles. Thuja o nigra get to be about 20-30′ tall and can be used for foundations, screens, and hedges.
Viburnum lentago has beautiful white flowers in spring and an attractive blue drooping berry set in fall. Viburnum p.t. ‘Shoshoni’ is a great low hedge with attractive flowers in spring and also has a nice berry set in fall.
Nyssa sylvatica is a popular tree due to its glossy leave and eye-catching fall color. Lindera benzoin is a beautiful native plant that is adaptable to most soils and is perfect for screening or foundation planting.
Ilex x ‘Sparkleberry’ is an upright multi-stemmed form of winterberry with persistent red fruit. Ilex v. ‘Red Sprite’ is a compact selection getting to only about 4′ at maximum height with dark leave and also has persistent red fruit.
Ilex v. ‘Sunset’ has a spreading habit and is great for a dense hedge. Ilex v. ‘Afterglow’ has glossy leaves with large bright red fruit.
Pinus bungeana is a beautiful evergreen with soft textured green needles. This tree features exfoliating bark that reveals patches of white, green, and purple interior bark. Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ is a weeping form of pine with long drooping branches. This works great as an accent plant or even a center piece for the landscape.
Platanus x acerifolia Exclamation is tolerant to difficult growing conditions including adverse soils, poor drainage, air pollution, and drought. This tree develops an attractive exfoliating bark, which peels back to expose shades of cream and white. Quercus macrocarpa has an oval habit and is tolerant of drought and direct sun making it a wonderful shade tree.
Quercus rubra has a rounded pyramidal form. This fast-growing native tree has excellent red fall color. Quercus robur fastigiata is an upright tree that is great for screening and hedges.
Taxodium distichum is a deciduous conifer with pyramidal habit and nice yellow fall color. Ulmus am ‘Valley Forge’ has a broad vase-shaped crown with arching limbs and also sports a great yellow fall color.
Picea pungens ‘Bakeri’ and Picea pungens ‘Hoopsi’ are both beautiful zone 3 blue spruce. Bakeri will finish around a mature height of 30′ and Hoopsi will finish around 25′. Both of these make a great addition to the landscape.
Eucommia ulmoides is a slow-growing, rounded tree with ascending branches and deep glossy green foliage. This is a great disease and insect resistant street tree. Diospyros virginiana is good for home landscapes, parks, golf courses, and naturalized areas. It provides a fleshy globe-shaped edible fruit pictured at the right. What Do Persimmons Taste Like? A good persimmon at its peak will taste sweet, mild, and rich. Many people have described its flavor as “honey-like.” Its texture is similar to that of an apricot and its skin is a bit tougher than an apple’s. -Google.com
We regret to inform you of the untimely passing of Gertrude Losely, wife of Edward Losely (previously deceased), the founder of our nursery. She was active in the daily operations of the office and in fact passed while at the office. Gertrude often expressed that she was glad that she was able to come in each day and be part of the nursery.
Funeral Services for Gertrude will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio. Friends will be received 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, October 4, 2021, at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville. The burial will be in Perry Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Gertrude’s memory be made to Our Shepherd Lutheran School or the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, c/o Zion Lutheran Church, both at 508 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH 44077. The family thanks you in advance for your thoughts and prayers.