Unique and Specimen

Unique and Specimen trees are one of the things that set us apart from other nurseries.  We can mix these in with your B&B and container shrubs, smaller B&B trees and one gallon material.  Our loading crews are masters at blending mixed size loads together.  Stop in for a tour and see what we grow that you may not find anywhere else.

Yellow Fever Mag Liquidambar
cercidiphylum 16' Acer 5

Great Evergreen selection

We have a great selection of evergreens that will fit most every design need whether it is weeping, columnar, low and round, for a screen or a specimen piece.  Check the availability and you will find them ranging in size from 3′ Picea pungens Globosa to 19′ Pinus strobus Columnaris.

Sargentii Koreansis Pendula Bakerii

Tremendous Taxus

We grow 16 varieties of taxus, so we are sure to have one to fit your needs.  From cold hardy cuspidata, to tall and thin Adam’s perfect for hedges, to Densiformis, Wardii and Brownii for mass and foundation plantings.  They are machine dug in a basket for an optimum package, yet no larger or heavier than a hand dug ball.

Densi 24 Densi 30 evelow beds Gwenii 18

Grasses for immediate impact

This is the time of the year when most plants are losing their visual impact.  Grasses are coming into their own now adding interest and texture to a landscape.  We have a great selection ranging in size from the compact Pennisetum a. ‘Little Bunny’ to the tall Erianthus ravennae.

Machine Balls & Wire Baskets

We strive to grow plants that are of a superior quality that shine in any landscape.  In an effort to ensure our high quality plants have solid root balls that hold up to handling and shipping, we put a machine ball and wire basket on many plants that are traditionally hand dug.  Some examples are in the photos below.  We believe you will agree that the extra effort and cost we put into the package pays off with your customer’s satisfaction.

tsuga canadensis
This 11’ Tsuga canadensis has the typical fullness, feather and shape of our 5’ to 12’ trees.
taxus densi
The wire basket consistently allows our Taxus to hold up very well in a holding yard and perform great when planted.
thuja emerald
Our Emerald Green arborvitaes have plenty of width. They are in a 24” ball to give you an idea of the fullness of the plant which will require fewer plants in your hedge.
snow queen
These Hydrangea que. ‘Snow Queen’ in a #10 are field grown for two years before they are bare rooted and potted in early spring. You are getting field grown quality in a container that is second to none.
Itea vir. ‘Saturnalia’ #10 will make an instant hedge. These plants have a mature height of 4’ and width of 5’. They can tolerate clay soils and wet conditions.
When we dig material it is handled one time to load onto the pallet and once again when placed onto your truck. We move the plants around on pallets to hold the integrity of the ball.
max pink
Rhododendrons have a small root system that can be damaged easily while handling. We put our larger Rhodies in baskets to increase your success.
Arctic Fire
Cornus stol. ‘Arctic Fire’ #10 have great winter color, hardy to zone 2 and is just one of the many Proven Winner selections we grow.

Labor Day

Closed for Labor Day weekend:

Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Regular hours resume on Tuesday

Beautiful and Graceful grasses

This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses look great with their plumes either present now or coming shortly.  Fluffy Pennisetum, erect Calamagrostis, and wispy Miscanthus add to fall interest of any garden.  We have other varieties also that range from the short ‘Little Bunny’ to the tall Erianthus ravennae.  We even have the native Sporobolus heterolepis.  Review the availability to see what other great grasses we have available now.

Unique Ground Covers

In keeping with our plan to grow “Unique and Specialty” plant material, we also grow some unique ground cover.  We are now growing Cornus canadensis which is a 3” tall dogwood also known as Bunchberry or Creeping Dogwood.   Gaultheria procumbens, known as Checkerberry or Wintergreen, a scented evergreen and Arctostaphylos u u Mass, also known as Bearberry  are other great groundcovers.  Call your salesman for more information about these three great, but hard to find plants.

We’ve started sizing material

In the last several weeks we have had some low 50 degree temperatures at night in North East Ohio.  With that comes sizing of material, which we have started.  Most of the evergreens are in the availability now and we will be starting the deciduous material very soon.  This means the material is just about finished growing, making it a great time to schedule a tour of the nursery.  We would love the opportunity to show you our Unique and Specimen Nursery Stock to you!

Fourth of July

We will be closed on Friday to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country with our families and friends.  We hope you have the opportunity to do so, too.  All of us at Losely Nursery thank each of you who have served in the military to keep our freedoms.