New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week:
Agathis robusta (five gallons pots) – Queensland Kauri – A tall conifer that may grow 80′ or more tall and 15′ or more wide. Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) – Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand‘ (2 gallon pots) – Suckering Aloe forming a short trunk to 2- 3’ tall and wide. Leaves are a very pale green almost white with darker green lines running along leaf and orange teeth. Blooms are salmon colored occurring in late fall to early spring. Plant in full sun to light shade. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand
Agave potatorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’ (2 gallon pots) Small variegated Agave with cream to yellow along leaf margins and blue-gray streaks in the middle of each leaf. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
Agave potarorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’
Aloe plicatilis (10 gallon squat pots) (syn Kumara disticha) Fan Aloe – A succulent shrub 3 -6′ tall or more with gray trucks ending in green leaves in a fan shape. Orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring. Plant in full sun at the coast to cool sun in inland. Hardy to about 23 F.
Chamaedorea hooperiana (7 gallon pots) Suckering palm to 12′. Grow outside in filtered light or grow as an indoor palm. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula ‘Pangolin’ (4″ pots) – A succulent with scale-like leaves resembling the scales of a pangolin (ant and termite eater). Terminal, honey scented, creamy white flowers. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula perforata GiantForm (4″ pots) Necklace Vine – A succulent with green leaves with red edges that have the appearance of being stacked on top of each other. Plant in full sun on the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Crassula perforata Gaint Form
Crassula rupestris subsp. marieriana (4″ pots) Jade Necklace – Stacked succulent to 8″ with green leaves with red edges. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana
Cupressus cashmeriana (5 gallon pots) – Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15 to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Hardy to about 15 – 20 F. Photo of one of ours in our garden. We have three of these planted so far. I think we love them!
Cyphostemma juttae (2 gallon pots) Wild Grape – A deciduous succulent shrub to 6′ with large gray-green leaves that emerge red-purple in spring and drop off in the fall. Attractive swollen trunks (caudiciform) with papery, peeling bark. Plant in full sun in very well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Silver Queen’ (4″ pots) – A cultivar of E. affinis forming rosettes to about 8″ with silver-purple leaves. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinopsis subdenudata (4″ pots) Easter Lily Cactus – Small green ribbed cactus to 3′ tall and 4 – 5″ in diameter. Produces large white, very fragrant 8″ flowers during the night. Needs bright exposure and regular water in summer and keep dry in winter. Hardy to about 25 F, but should protect from being wet in winter.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (4″ pots) Red Pencil Tree – A succulent shrub to about 4 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with reddish-golden stems. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Not hardy below 30 F and needs winter protection. Euphorbias have a milky sap that one should be careful to avoid contact with your skin and especially keep away from your eyes!
Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’
Euphorbia susannae (6″ pots) Suzanne’s Spurge – Small clustering succulent to about 4″ tall and 12″ across with prominent tubercles all along the stems. Hardy to about 25 F if dry in winter.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’ (3 gallon pots) A tri-generic hybrid succulent forming rosettes to about 14″ tall and 27″ wide with gray-green leaves spotted purple. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. These plants have genes of Agave gysophila ssp pablocarrilloi , Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii. Yellow flowers on 6′ tall stems occur after a few years of growth.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’
Haworthia cuspidata (4″ pots) Star Window Plant – A clustering succulent forming rosettes to 3 – 5″ across with translucent windows on the ends of the leaves. Grow in bright shade. Hardy only to about 30 F, so would need protection in winter.
Hawothia limifolia var. striata (aka. Miami) (6″ pots) File leaf Haworthia – Succulent rosettes to about 4″ with raised white turbercles that resemble a course file. Grow in bright shade. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry, but best to protect from frost.
Haworthia limifolia v. striata
Haworthia retusa f acuminata (4″ pots) Succulent forming rosettes to a little more than 3″. Grow in bight light to part sun. Water in winter only when completely dry. Hardy to about 25 F if dry, but best to protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia retusa f acuminata
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata (4″ pots) Offsetting succulents forming rosettes to 5 – 6″ with leaves with a square pattern on the top of leaves. Grow in bright light – avoiding full sun. Protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata
Isopogon formosus (5 gallon pots) An evergreen shrub originating in Australia to about 6′ tall and 4′ wide with purple/pink flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 F. Be careful with fertilizer as this plant is sensitive to phosphorus as are many plants from Australia.
Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (3 gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.)
Oreocereus trollii (6″ pots) Old Man of the Mountain – A columnar Cactus to about 2′ covered in white hairs and dark spines. Grow in full sun and water regularly during the growing season allowing soil to complete dry before watering again. No water in winter. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry.
Philodendron ‘Hope‘ (one gallon pots) A P. selloum hybrid that does vine, growing to about 4′ tall and 3’ wide. Plant in light shade/part sun and hardy 20 – 25 F.
Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ (6″ pots) Hanging succulent to 2- 3′. Provide bright light and protect from frost in winter.
Sedum m. ‘Burrito’
Vebena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf form to 2′ tall and 3′ wide with purple flowers from spring to winter that will attract butterflies, bees and hummers to your garden.
Yucca linearifolia (3 gallon pots) Linear-leaf Yucca – Forms a rounded head of blue-green leaves to 2 – 3′ long all atop a trunk that can reach 4′ slowly. Plant in full sun and has low water needs once established. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Agave celsii var. albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
Callistemon ‘Little John’ (5 gallon pots) Dwarf Bottlebrush – Shrub to 3 – 5′ tall and 4 -6′ wide red bottlebrush flowers from summer to fall. Hardy to the low 20’s F.
Protea laurifolia ‘Rose Mink’ (5 gallon pots) Shrub can grow 8 – 10′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide. Pink flowers with black and white tips occur mainly in winter. Plant in full sun with low water needs once established. Hardy to mid 20’s F.
Protea ‘Sylvia’ (5 gallon pots) A hybrid of Protea susannae x P. eximia. Shrub can grow 6 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide. Pink flowers in occur mainly in winter. Plant in full sun and low water needs once established. Hardy to mid 20’s F.
Senecio candicans Angel Wings – Sea Cabbage (1 gallon pots) A perennial to about 16″ tall and wide with large velvety white leaves. Plant in cool sun to bright shade and best with regular water. Hardy to about 20 F.
Zanthorrhoea glauca – Queensland Grasstree (5 gallon pots) – A very slow growing plant with 4- 5′ long grass-like leaves on top of a thick 6 – 8′ tall trunk. Very hardy to at least 20 F and low water needs once established.
New plant arrivals today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Adenanthos cuneatus ‘Coral Drift’ – Low growing (2′ tall x 3-5′ wide) hardy Australian shrub. Interesting silver-gray leaves with pink new growth. Very small red flowers.
Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’– Clumping (2′ x 2′) hardy Agave with wide blue-gray leaves.
Agave ovatifolia ‘Frosty Blue’ – Very hardy large 3-4′ Agave with very wide gray leaves.
Agave salmiana var. ferox ‘Variegata’ – Large, hardy Agave (4-6′ tall) with drak green leaves with yellow margins.
Agave weberi ‘Reiner’s Selection’ – Large (4-6′), very hardy Agave with wide gray-green leaves with mostly Spineless margins! Does have terminal spines.
Aloe capitata var. quarziticola – A stemless Aloe to about 2-3′ with yellow flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ‘Conejo Flame’ (An Aloe dawei hybrid?) – A clustering Aloe to 3-4′ with red-orange flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ‘David’s Delight’ (Another A. dawei hybrid?) A low branching Aloe to 3-4′ with red flowers mostly in late summer, but can bloom year-round. Hard to about 25 F.
Aloe dawei ‘Yellow’ – Yellow Dawe’s Aloe – A clump forming Aloe to 2-3′ with yellow flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe debrana – A stemless, suckering Aloe to 2-3′ with red flowers in late winter to early spring. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe greenii – A stemeless, suckering Aloe to 1-2′ with pink flowers in late summer. Hardy to about 25F.
Aloe ‘Scarlet Rockets’ – Super Red Sunbird Aloe – An upright short-stemmed Aloe to 4-5 tall and 3-4′ wide with red flowers in winter. Hard to about 25 F?
Aloe tomentosa – Green Hairy Aloe – Aoe forms a single rosette to 2′ tall and 4′ wide with “hairy” chartreuse flowers in late summer. Hardy t about 25 F.
Aloe ‘Verity Nice’ – (Aloe zubb x Aloe peckii) A small clustering Aloe to 18″ tall with yellow flowers in summer. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe wickensii – A solitary stemless Aloe to 2-3′ with bi-colored red and yellow flowers in winter. Hardy to about 20 F.
Aloe ‘Yellow Torch’ – A large shrub Aloe to 6 – 8′ with yellow flowers in late fall till winter. Hardy to about 25 F or less.
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ – Manzanita – Native shrub (near Sebastopol, CA.) to 7 – 10 tall and wide with dark red bark and white flowers in late winter to spring. Drought tolerant and hardy to 0-10 F.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Prolifera’ – Large Echeveria to 1′ wide with green leaves with reddish tinge. Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Echium wildpretii – Tower of Jewels – A biennial, forming a 2′ rosette the first year. Second year flowering 5-7′ tall with rose-pink flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Leucophyta brownie (Calocephalus) – Looks like silver-white tumbleweed to 1- 3′. Drought tolerant hardy to 20 – 25 F. Prefers great drainage.
Sansevieria masoniana – Mason’s Congo- Large leaf house plant to 3 -5′. Hardy to about 30 F.
Trevesia palmata – Snowflake Aralia – 15 – 20′ evergreen tree. Makes a good house plant, or can be grown outside in the shade until winter when it would need proetection from frost.
Yucca rostrata ‘Blue Velvet’ – Slow growing Yucca to 12 – 16′ selected for its gray-blue foliage.