Some new conifers and other plants that are now available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Acer p. ‘Esk Sunset’

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.

Picea pungens ‘Gabelle’s Golden Spring’