Aloe ‘Hedgehog’ – A complex hybrid Aloe growing to about 1′ – 16″ with orange flowers in winter. Not sure about winter hardiness.
Aloe Wunderkind – Small Aloe to 4″ tall and 8″ wide with broad green leaves with wide horizontal white bands separated by narrow stripes of green with a notched light salmon pink leaf edge. Coral-pink flowers. Needs protection from cold and wet in winter.
Alpinia zerumbet Variegata – Variegated Shell Ginger to 5 – 6′ with green and yellow leaves. Needs some sun to very bright light to keep variegation.
Anigozanthos ‘Kanga Orange’ – Kangaroo Paws – Dwarf variety to 16 – 18″ with dark yellow buds covered in red hairs that open to green-yellow flowers.
Asplenium trichomanes – A Maidenhair sleenwort fern to about 9″ for part shade to shade and average to moist conditions.
Begonia ‘Harmony Red Robin’ – Rex Begonia hybrid – A miniature with leaves that have a black center suffused with an iridescent gray and banded in a brilliant red and bordered with chocolate brown. A vigorous grower that stays under 8″ in height. No frost and best to let dry between watering.
Begonia ‘Paul Hernandez‘ – One of the largest shrub begonia to 4 – 6’ tall and wide with large 2 foot wide palmately-lobed leaves that are a shiny dark olive green with an attractive pustulated texture and red veins on the upper surface and a bright brick red color below. Can be shy to bloom with white flowers. Plant in morning sun to shade. Hardy to about 25 F.
Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’ – Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern – Good choice for smaller gardens as the trunk only reaches about one foot. Had sold of these, so this is a new crop.
Cordyline ‘Can Can’ – A clumping form of the cabbage tree to 3 – 4′ with weeping leaves that start out red and then age to cream and green. Best in part shade and hardy to 20 F.
Correa ‘Wyn’s Wonder – Variegated Australian Fuchsia to 2′ tall and 4′ wide with green and yellow leaves and red tubular flowers. Hardy to 20 to 25 F.
Crassula falcata – Airplane Plant- Clumping plants to about 2′ tall with Thick fat leaves alternately arranged on the stem with clusters of tiny red flowers. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Crassula ‘Springtime’ – Thick succulent green leaves to 6 – 8″ with pink flowers in late winter to early spring. Protect from winter cold and wet.
Dianella ‘Clarity Blue’ – Flax Lily – Blue foliage to 2 – 3′ tall. Part shade to full sun on the coast. Blue flowers.
Echeveria ‘Electric Glow’ – Forms 12-18″ rosettes with pastel pink and blue leaves with wavy edges. Hardy to 20 F ?
Echeveria shaviana hybrid – Mexican Ruffled Hen – Rosettes to less 1′ tall and wide with deep orange and coral flowers. Hardy to about 23 F, but probably when kept dry in winter.
Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’ – Gold Conebush – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with gold bracts.
Leucadendron s. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ – New variety for me with Ivory and Pink flowers to 3 – 4′ (?).
Lomandra longifolia blue green form – Grass-like plants to about 24″ tall by 2-3′ across. This is either ‘Blue Poles’ or L. filiformis ‘Goldfields Blue.’ Very hardy to about 15 F.
Passiflora edulis ‘Nancy Garrison’ – Hardy Purple passionfruit vine with edible fruit. Evergreen hardy to 25 F, and may rebound from even low 20’s.
New plants include (in gallon pots unless otherwise noted):
Abies koreana ‘Kohouts Ice Breaker’ – Korean Fir – A dwarf conifer growing very slowly to about 1′ – 2′ tall and wide in ten years. Very similar to the parent plant Abies k. Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ with twisted branches exposing the silver/white on the undersides of the leaves.
Acer pseudoplantanus ‘Esk Sunset’ – Beautiful Maple to about 12′ x 12′ in 10 years with leaves that emerge salmon colored in spring and then later in the season settle on green leaves with white and pink. And, if that is not enough, the underside of the leaf is purple. Protect from hot sun.
Calocedrus decurrens ‘Berrima Gold’ (2 gallon) – Beautiful golden form of the Incense Cedar to about 4 – 10′ tall and 2.5′ – 5′ wide in ten years. Can be difficult to establish when young. Mine which planted in the ground is doing well with part sun and planted a mound with amazing drainage.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Sahara Ice’– A selection of the Atlas Cedar to about 7′ tall and 3.5′ wide in ten years. New needle are white.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Sapphire Nymph’ – A prostrate, dwarf selection of the Atlas Cedar with shorter needle to about 1′ x 2.5′ in ten years.
Cedrus atlantica ‘Silberspitz’– An Atlas Cedar to about 8′ x 4′ in 10 years with white new growth. For part shade.
Cedrus deodara ‘Snow Sprite’ – A small selection of the Himalayan cedar to about 3′ x 2.5′ in ten years. New growth is white which turn to a creamy-yellow in summer. Also best in part shade.
Chamaeyparis nootkatensis ‘Sparkling Arrow’ (in 2 gallon pots) – A very narrow, weeping selection of the Nootka cypress with green and creamy-white foliage to 15′ x 2.5′ in 10 years.
Davidia involucrata ‘White Dust’ (in 2 gallon pots) – Dove Tree – A deciduous tree to 8′ x 4′ in 10 years. Leaves are variegated with cream, white and pink. White flowers in spring.
Gingko biloba ‘Grindstone’ – Columnar form to 25 – 30′ tall and only 5 – 6′ wide with the beautiful golden fall color.
Larix decidua ‘Puli’ (2 gallon) European Larch – A deciduous weeping form with green needle in spring and golden yellow fall color. Will only be as tall as you want to stake it to and weeps down from there.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Miss Grace’ – Weeping form of Dawn Redwood. A deciduous tree that will only be as tall as it is staked. Green foliage turning orange brown in fall.
Picea abies ‘Farnsburg’ – A dwarf groundcover selection of the Norway spruce to about 3′ wide in ten years. Can be staked to have some height.
Picea abies ‘Wartburg’ – An upright, weeping selection of the Norway spruce with a strong central leader and weeping branches. Young branches have orange bark. Tree to 7′ x 4′ in ten years.
Picea glauca ‘Ketch Harbor’ – A upright White spruce to 6′ x 4′ in ten years, if staked, with pendulous branches and blue-green needles.
Picea orientalis ‘Tom Thumb Gold’ – A miniature selection of the Oriental Spruce forming a flatten cone shape to 6″ tall and 1′ wide in ten years with bright gold foliage. Plant in morning sun, part shade to avoid burning the foliage.
Picea pungen ‘Dietz Prostrate’ – Prostrate form of the Colorado Spruce to 5 – 10′ wide in ten years with stiff blue needles. Height would depend on how you would stake it.
Picea pungen ‘Gabelle’s Golden Spring’ – An upright, pyramidal selection of the Colorado spruce to 6′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years. New spring growth is butter yellow and then turns to green in about 4 – 6 weeks.
Picea pungens ‘Maigold’ – A pyramidal Colorado spruce to 5 – 10′ in ten years with yellow spring growth.
Pinus mugo ‘Carstens’ – A dwarf Mountain pine to about 1′ tall and 2′ wide in ten years with green needle of summer turning golden yellow in winter.
Pinus wallichiana ‘Frosty’ (2 gallon pots) – Upright selection of the Himalayan Pine forming a broad canopy to 8′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years. Has long green needles with cream-yellow banding and long cones.
Sophora prostrata ‘Little Baby’- An shrub with branches that zig and zag all over the place with green leaves and big yellow flowers to about 3 – 4′.
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Water’ (2 gallons) – Upright weeping form of the Bald cypress to 8 -15′ tall and pendulous branches to 8 – 10′ wide.
I brought many new succulents into the nursery last month and have been growing them on. The following is a list of newly available succulents (or available later this spring in some cases):
Aloe aculeata – Prickly Aloe – A solitary, stemless Aloe growing to about 18″. Flowering in winter with orange flowers. The plants are very hardy to 20 F, although the flowers are not as hardy as the plant. Plant in full sun.
Aloe betsileensis – Bertileo Aloe – Solitary and nearly stemless Aloe to 12″ to 18″ with bluish leaves with red teeth. Blooms yellow flowers in winter. Leaves blush purple gray in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe broomii – Snake Aloe – Usually solitary, short-stemmed Aloe to 2- 3′. Green leaves with brown teeth. Pale greenish yellow flowers are hidden behind the flower bracts. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe broomii var tarkaenis – Snake Aloe – Differing from species in that the flower can be seen a little bit beyond bracts.
Aloe dhufarensis – Dhofar Aloe – Solitary and stemless Aloe to 18″ tall and rosettes 2 – 3′ wide. Red flowers in Spring. Hardy to 20 F. Young plants do not like to be in wet soil in winter.
Aloe elegans – A solitary and stemless Aloe to about 2′ with yellow or orange flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy 20 about 25 F,
Aloe erinacea – This is one of (of many) my favorite Aloes right now. Winter growing, Small, slow growing to 8 – 12″ tall. Leaves are armed with white to black spines. Red flowers opening yellow in winter. Hardy in habitat to 27 F.
Aloe ferox – Cape Aloe – A single-stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+ with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 F, but flowers may be damaged at 24 F.
Aloe humilis – Spider Aloe – Small clumping Aloe to less that 1′ tall with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to low 20’s.
Aloe lutescens – A suckering, with short stem Aloe to 2 – 3′ with bright red opening to yellow flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ngongensis – A clumping Aloe to 3 – 5′ with orange flowers blooming multi times a year. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ‘Pepe’ – Hybrid between descoingsii x haworthioides. Very small clump forming with individual rosettes about 2″. Not sure about leaving this one outside in winter as hardiness information is all over the place, but guessing no frost for this little guy. Flowers orange-red.
Aloe pienaarii – Very similar to Aloe cryptopoda to 3′ tall with orange flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25F.
Aloe ‘Snowstorm’ – Small clumping Aloe with green and white leaves and orange flowers in winter. Not hardy to frost and probably best in part sun.
Aloe ukambensis – A clumping stemless aloe with leaves up to a yard across. Red flowers in Fall. Hardy to 25 F.
Aloe vryheidensis – Wolkberg Aloe – A 5′ tall with 3′ wide rosettes on short stems. Orange flowers in spring. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Aloinopsis rosulate – Small succulent/mesemb with green-gray leaves and light pink flowers with red midline stripes. Winter grower, so dormant in summer and needs little water at this time. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
Carnegiea gigantea – Saguaro Cactus -Very, very slow growing columnar cactus. Needs protection from hot afternoon sun when young.
Cheiridopsis denticulate – Mesemb – Clumping succulent groundcover to 4″ tall, Winter grower, so wants no to very little water in summer. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinocereus viereckii spp morcallii – A clumping cactus branching with many nearly spineless ribbed stems to about 20″. Bloom occur in May with large bright magenta flowers. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
Euphorbia brevitorta – A small medusoid Euphorbia to 6″ tall and 12″ wide with twisted stems. Caudex (or fat, swollen stem, or aboveground root) can reach up 2.5″. Protect from frost.
Euphorbia caput-medusae – A medusoid Euphorbia with many branches (up to 2 – 3′ long) produced from a caudex up to 8″ wide. Plant in full sun at the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 23 F, and drought tolerant.
Euphorbia colliculina – Another medusoid Euphorbia to about 6″ tall and 12″ wide with a caudex with green finger-like stems. Protect from frost and winter wet I believe.
Euphorbia flanaganii – Medusoid Euphorbia to 2″ tall and 12″ wide. It has a central caudex with fingerlike green stems radiating from out of it. I have this one growing in my garden with full sun and good drainage. I would protect from freezes, but they did fine the last couple of years with light frost in my garden.
Euphorbia flanaganii crest – Like the plant above only crested. Looks like a wavy green coral to 6″ tall and 12″ wide. I have not left this one outside in the winter. Supposedly hardy to 25 F.
Euphrobia gorgonis – Yet another medusoid form of Euphorbia. I love these cute little guys! Forms a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out it. Whole plant is about 12″ wide. Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix. Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry.
Euphorbia gorgonis (DMC 3874, Motherwell) – Another slightly different form of the above with arms slightly more stubby than the typical form.
Euphorbia groenewaldii – A caudiform succulent with spiral stems with thorns to about 3″ from a central caudex. Keep dry in the winter
Euphorbia inermis var huttonae – A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems. Has yellow, fragrant flowers. Like a sunny well drained spot. Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet. Lobes are glabrous (without hairs or fuzz) on this variety.
Euphorbia inermis var inermis – Same as above except this one has white, fragrant flowers and hairy lobes between the glands.
Euphorbia jansenvillensis – Branches to 12 – 18″ that cylindrical, spineless and jointed. Propagates from stolens.
Euphorbia monacantha ‘Mrs. Ash’ – A medusoid euphorbia with stems to about 8″ with beautiful purple-red patterns on a green background. I am guessing no frost on this little guy or gal.
Euphorbia persistens – Forming a caudex with blue-green short stems radiating out with a pattern dark green half circles.
Euphorbia sp aff. gorgonis – Mudusoid euphorbia similar to E. gorgonis.
Euphorbia stellata – Medusoid euphorbia forming a large caudex to 5 – 6″ tall and 2 – 3″+ in diameter with flattened branches with white markings radiating from the top of the caudex. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Euphorbia tortirama – A medusoid euphorbia forming a swollen root or caudex to 2 – 3″ in diameter with branches radiating out to 12″ twisted in a tight spiral. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Euphobia tuberculate – A medusoid form with finger like tubercle-covered (a small raised area or nodule on the plants surface) branches. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Faucaria tigrina – Tiger Jaws – A small, suckering succulent to about 3″ with large yellow flowers in fall. Grow in bight light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Ferocactus chrysacanthus – A barrel cactus with striking yellow spines to a height of about 2′ and 10″ in diameter. Protect from cold and wet in winter. Needs full sun, but avoid wetting the body of barrel cactus when in sun as this may cause scars.
Ferocactus echidne – Barrel cactus to about 14″ tall and 8″ in diameter. Yellow flowers in late winter. Seems pretty hardy, but not sure about winter wet.
Ferocactus gracilis ssp coloratus – Fire Barrel Cactus with red spines. Grows 4’+ tall and 12″ in diameter with yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer. Hardy to 25 F.
Ferocactus gracilis ssp gracilis – As above with slightly smaller spines.
Huernia hustrix – Porcupine Huernia – Creeping stems to about 3″ with large cream colored flowers with purple banding. Grow in bright shade with protection from cold and wet in winter. Flowers smell like rotting meat.
Mammillaria elongata Red – A succulent groundcover forming tight clumps of fingerlike stems to about 4″ with red spines. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Pleiospilos nelii – Split rock – A mesemb to about 3″ tall and 4″ in diameter with yellow-orange flowers from spring to mid-summer. Watering is key to growing these. Do not water in the summer or the in the dead of winter. And, when you do water only when soil is dry. If in doubt, DO NOT WATER!
Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ – Same as above only this variety is purple in color and the flower is deep rose.
Rebutia narvaecensis – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Stenocereus thurberi – Organ Pipe Cactus with several stems to 16′ growing from a single short trunk. White flowers that bloom at night. Hardy to about 25 F.
Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night. Hardy to 18 F. Drought tolerant.
Titanopsis calcarean (fulleri) – Mesemb – Mat forming succulent to about 3″ in diameter. This selection has crystalline warts on the tips of the leaves instead of occurring on the terinal triangle. Water ONLY when growing in late fall and early spring. Daisy like orange-red flowers in fall/winter.
We brought these deciduous trees into the nursery late last fall when they were just going dormant for the winter. They are just starting to leaf out for this season so we have put them out in the nursery for sale. Limited numbers available of the following in one or two gallon pots:
Acer japonicum ‘Ed Woods II’ – Japanese Maple- Medium sized tree to 15 – 20’+ with very large leaves – up to 10″ across. Very nice fall colors.
Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Memmingeri’ – European Horsechestnut to 40’+ with white flowers in spring. Leaves are white when they first appear in spring.
Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Marble Chip’ – Japanese Horsechestnut Tree – Leaves are pink in green when the emerge in spring and then large green and white variegated leaves.
Disanthus cercidifolius ‘Ena Nishiki’ – Shrub to 6’+ with green heart shaped leaves edged in creamy white. Prefers bright shade. Very nice fall color.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Bicolor Sartini’ – Beech tree to 40′ tall with variegated foliage.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Franken’ – Very slow growing Beech with heavily variegated leaves of white and green. Best in part shade as to avoid burning the foliage in full sun.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Nicole’ – Variegated dwarf beech tree for part shade.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Rohan Red Weeping’ – A weeping Beech tree to 6 – 8′ with red leaves.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Kohout Pendula’ – Dwarf weeping Maidenhair Tree to 5′ (?). Yellow fall color.
Quercus robur ‘Filicifolia’ – Cutleaf English Oak – Tree to 15 – 20′ (?) for full sun.
Quercus robur ‘Furst Schwarzenburg’ – Variegated English Oak – Tree to 20 -25′ with a second flush of growth in summer with variegated green and white foliage.
Quercus robur ‘Irtha’ – Oak tree to 20′ with clumps of oddly shaped green leaves.
Quercus robur ‘Strypemonde’ -Oak tree to 25′ with oddly shaped leaved with cream to white variegation.
Quercus x warei ‘Chimney Fire’ – Columnar Oak Tree to 30 to 40′ tall and only 8 – 10′ wide with very nice fall color.
Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ – Japanese Snowball Tree – Small tree to 6′ with purple foliage and white fragrant flowers on maroon stems.
Aeonium arboretum ‘Electra’ – Purple Pinwheel – Grows to about 2′ with purple rosettes of leaves to about 6″. Hardy to about 27 F. Full sun near the coast and part shade inland.
Aeonium ‘Mint Saucer’ – Green Aeonium – Mounding 2 -3′ feet with large rosettes of green leaves. Prefers cool sun to part sun. Hardy to 25 – 30 F.
Aeonium pseudotabuliforme – Green Platters – A low growing plant with flattened rosettes of green leaves. Perfers cool sun or part shade. Hardy to about 25 F
Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ – Copper Pinwheel – Grows to 2′ tall with rosettes of variegated green and white leaves edged in coppery red. Prefer cool sun to part shade. Hardy to about 28 F.
Agapanthus ‘Twister’ – Green strappy leaves making a 2′ mound with white flowers with a dark blue violet base in summer. Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – To about 1′ tall and 1 – 2′ wide with creamy white leaf margins. Prefers cool sun to part shade, Hardy to about 20 F.
Aloe Africana – Spiny Aloe – Solitary tree-like Aloe to 6′ or more producing flowers yellow and orange flowers January thru March. Grows in full sun with little summer water once established. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ‘Delta Lights’ – Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid – A suckering Aloe to about 18″ x 2′ with beautiful green and white leaves. Best in morning sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
Anigozanthus ‘Bush Ranger’ – Dwarf Kangaroo Paw – Grows to about 2′ with red flowers. Plant in full sun. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ – Manzanita – Native shrub to 7 – 10′ tall and wide with beautiful red bark and pink flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to 0 – 10 F.
Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’ – Eastern Redbud – A deciduous tree to 10 – 15 feet tall and wide with burgundy leaves and rose pink flowers in spring. Leaves will fade to green by summer and yellow fall color. Plant in full sun to light shade. Hardy to 0 F.
Chondropetalum tectorum Thick – Cape Rush – Restio forming dense grass-like clumps to 3 – 6′ tall. Grows in full sun to light shade with low water needs once established. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ – Small scale groundcover succulent growing 7″ tall and 18″ wide with staked red-edged leaves. Grow in full sun to get the best red coloring. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ – A terrestrial bromeliad with green plastic-looking leaves to 1′ tall and 1 – 2′ wide. No spines along the leaf margins, but very sharp leaf tips. Best grown in part sun (Morning sun). Supposedly hardy to 20 F, but I have experienced damage to the plant, so perhaps needs to be dry in winter if you experience temperatures below freezing.
Echeveria colorata ‘Mexican Giant’ – Echeveria colorata forma brandtii selection – A large succulent forming powdering white rosettes with tinges of pink to about 1′ across. Can be grown in full sun to part shade. Hardy to 25 F.
Euphorbia leucodendron – Cat Tails Euphorbia – A spineless succulent shrub to 4 – 6′ or more. Grow in full sun to light shade. Hardy to about 25 F. Very low water needs. Caution: Sap may be irritating. Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the milky white sap.
Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with 4″ long orange-red flowers that appear nearly year-round. Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 – 25 F. Low water needs once established. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Hakea francisiana – Grass-leaf Hakea – Large shrub to 10 – 16′ with 4″ long racemes of deep pink flowers in winter to spring. Plant in full sun. Hardy to 18 F. Low water needs once established. Origin: Australia
Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’ – Yellow Conebush – Growing to about 6′ tall with yellow bracts “flowers” in winter/spring. Grow in full sun. Hardy to 20 – 25 F. Low water needs once established. Great cut flowers.
Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 7′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum ‘California Sunshine’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with orange in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum cuneiforme ‘Goldie’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with golden yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 6 x 6′ with bright yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 28 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbons’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 5′ + with or salmon colored flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum ‘Tango’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ – 8′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 24 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Leucospermum ‘Veldfire’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ x 6′ with yellow and orange flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 8″ x 18″ succulent with mint green leaves with a lavender overlay and dark spots (spots best in full sun). Plant in full to part day sun. Hardy to about 20 F.
Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 15″ x 3′ succulent with frosty silver-gray leaves with a dark purple mottled overlay (best color in full sun). Plant in full to part day sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Melaleuca incana – Gray Honey-myrtle – A 10′ x 10′ shrub with light yellow bottlebrush flowers in spring to summer. Plant in full sun and hardy to about 20 – 25 F. Needs little water once established, but looks better with occasional watering.
Mimulus ‘Fiesta Marigold’ – Monkeyflower – Perennial to 1 – 2′ with orange flowers Plant in full to part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
Monstera deliciosa – Split-leaf Philodendron – Large tropical vine making a beautiful houseplant for bright indirect light. Hardy to about 28 – 30 F.
Pachypodium lamerei – Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost. Grow in bright light. Water regularly in summer and sparingly in winter.
Phlebodium aureum ‘Mandaianum’ – Blue Star Fern – Fern growing to 2 – 3′ with blue fronds. Hardy to about 25 F. Plant in full to part shade.
Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Starfish’ (Sansevieria cylindrica v patula ‘Boncel’) – Snakeplant – Plants grow 6 – 12″ with fat leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
Sansevieria ‘Superclone’- Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with blue-gray leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
Sansevieria zeylanica – Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with stripped leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
Stapelia sp. – Small succulent for part sun. Large dark colored flowers that smell like rotting flesh. In winter avoid frost and keep plants dry.
Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night. Hardy to 18 F. Drought tolerant.
Trickocereus terscheckii (syn Echinopsis terscheckii) – Argentine “Saguaro” – Large columnar cactus to 15′ – 20′ with white flowers. Hardy to 15 F. Very drought tolerant.
Abrometiella brevifolia (Deuterocohnia brevifolia) – Small bromeliad 1 -2″, slowly forming mats of mounding growth. Hardy to 20 F, but does not like wet leaves in winter.
Adromischus c. Pillow Feet – Succulent prefers Bright light and no frost. Keep dry in winter.
Aechmea recurvata – Bromeliad with dark green leaves (1 – 2′) and a beautiful red inflorescence. Hardy to 20 F. Can be grown outside here in Sebastopol.
Alcantarea imperialis (Vriesea imperialis) – Large Bromeliad with leaves 6″ wide and up to 5′ long. Mature plants bloom with inflorescence 6′ tall. Hardy only to 30 – 35 F.
Aloe ‘Hercules’ – Specimen hybrid tree Aloe growing to 25+ feet with salmon colored flowers.
Aloe petricola – Stone Aloe – Growing 1 – 2′ tall and 2 – 3′ wide with yellow and orange flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe speciosa – Tilt-head Aloe – Tall single stem Aloe to 10′ with a large rosette of leaves that are held tilted to one side. Flowers are green and white in Fall to winter.
Arenga englerii – Dwarf Sugar Palm – Suckering Palm tree to 8 – 12′ tall. Prefers part shade inland. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Beaucarnea recurvata – Ponytail Palm – Not a true palm – more closely related to Nolina. Provide protection when temperatures are expected to drop into the high 20’s F. Grows to 10′ + outdoors, usually 4’+ indoors in a pot in very bright light.
Cereus peruvianus – Apple Cactus – Grows to 10 -12’+ with night blooming white flowers. Hardy to 20 -25 F
Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ – Grows about 1 foot tall and wide with orange flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Dyckia ‘Grand Marnier‘ – Grows less than one foot tall and wide. Grows in cool sun to light shade. Protect from frost in winter.
Euphorbia coerulescens – Columnar cactus growing to 4 – 6′. Hardy to about 25 F. Warning: The milky sap in Euphorbias can be irritating tp people and pets. Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the sap.
Pachypodium lamerei – Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost.
Schefflera pueckleri variegate (Tupidanthus calyptratus) – Beautiful leaves splashed with creamy yellow. Can grow up to 20′ outside, but not very hardy and would need winter protection from frost.
Vriesea sanguinolenta – Large Bromeliad to 6′ with deep burgundy leaves. Protect from freezing and grows in part sun to part shade.
New plants arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Agapanthus ‘Twister’ – Lily of the Nile – This variety has flowers that are white with a dark blue violet base.
Aloe ‘Johnson’s Hybrid’ – Clumping Aloe to less than one foot tall with orange flowers and green tips blooming year-round. Hardy to at least 20 F.
Aloe lineata var muirii – Clustering Aloe 2 – 6′ tall with yellow green leaves that have red stripes running along them and red teeth. Flowers are salmon-orange in late winter/early spring. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Aloe ‘Zanzibar’ – Long-leafed Tiger Teeth Aloe – Suckering Aloe to one foot tall. Orange-red flowers occasionally and hardy to 20 – 25 F. Very similar to Aloe juvenna but with narrower leaves.
Callistemon ‘Cane’s Hybrid’ – Cane’s Bottlebrush – Hardy, drought tolerant shrub to 8 – 10′ tall with light pink flowers.
Dyckia floribunda ‘La Rioja’ – Silver Starfish – Clustering Bromeliad to about one tall. Hardy to about 15 F.
Echeveria ‘Morning Beauty’ – Solitary rosette with blue gray glaucous leaves. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Leucospermum ‘Brandi dela Cruz’ – Brandi Sky-rocket Pincushion – (Leucospermum reflexum x L. lineare] An evergreen shrub that can be kept to about 4- 5′ tall with orange red flowers in late winter to early spring. Hardy to about 25 F.
Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbons’– Nodding Pincushion – (Leucospermum glabrum X L. tottum) – An evergreen shrub that can be kept to about 4- 5′ tall with salmon flowers in late winter to early spring. Hardy to about 25 F.
Leucospermum ‘Spider Hybrid’ – Spider Pincushion – (Leucospermum tottum x L. formosum) An evergreen shrub that can be kept to about 6 – 8′ tall with salmon and yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Hardy to about 25 F.
Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ – (Agave macroacantha hybrid x Manfreda maculosa?) Succulent to about 12″ tall x 15″ wide with gray-green leaves with maroon spots and leaf edges. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Melaleuca armillaris – Bracelet Honey-Myrtle – A hardy, drought tolerant and fast growing evergreen tree to about 30′ tall with cream flowers in late spring to early summer. Hardy to 20 F.
Philadendron ‘Xanadu’ – An evergreen tropical plant to about 3′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide. Hardy to about 25 F or makes a great houseplant.
Sansevieria cylindrical – Skyline Spear Sansevieria – Great houseplant with leaves to 3 – 5′. Do not overwater!.
Sansevieria masoniana – Mason’s Congo – Great houseplant with leaves 8 – 10″ wide and 3 -5′ tall.
Sedeveria ‘Letizia’ – Ledy’s Sedeveria – (Sedum cuspidatum X Echeveria setosa var. ciliata) Succulent to 8″ forming many 2.5″ rosettes with green leaves turning red in full sun and with winter chill.