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!