New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Aloe africana

New plants arriving today and available now at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Aloe africana – (6″ pots  & 5 gallon pots) A small tree Aloe to 6 – 8′ and 2 – 4′ wide with orange flower buds that open yellow typically in winter.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Low water needs once established.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Aloe africana

Aloe africana

  • Aloe ferox – (2 gallons pots) – A solitary Aloe to 6 – 8′ and 3 – 5′ wide with orange flower typically in fall/winter. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at around 24 F.

Aloe ferox

  • Cereus peruvianus monstrosus  (2 gallon pots) A columnar blue-green cactus growing to about 15’+ with a twisting, irregular undulating pattern on the stem ribs. Occasional white flowers bloom at night.  Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Cereus peruvianus monstosus

  • Echinopsis pachanoi  – San Pedro Cactus – (5 gallon pots) – A large, multi-stemmed columnar cactus to 10 to 20′ tall and 6′ wide.  Large white, night blooming flowers in summer.  These cactus prefer regular water during the growing season and best dry in the winter.  Plant in full sun (morning sun), although they may burn if hot sun.  Hardy to about 10 – 15 F.

Echinopsis pachanoi San Pedro Cactus

 

  • Echinopsis terscheckii – Argentine Saguaro – (3 gallon pots) – A large columnar cactus producing arms with age.  Grows to 30 to 40′ tall.  Very large white flowers that bloom at night and only last until the following afternoon.  Plant in full sun to bright light and hardy to about 15 F.

Echinopsis terscheckii

  • Encephalartos altensteinii x lehmannii – (5 gallon pots) – A cross producing a beautiful cycad with long blue-silver-green leaves.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 25 F.

Encephalartos altersteinii x lehmannii

  • Euphorbia trigona ‘Royal Red’ – African Milk Tree – (4″ pots) – Be cautious of white sap!  Avoid getting sap on skin or eyes.  A succulent to about 6′ with triangular stems that are flushed purplish-red. Grow in full sun to bright light and protect from frost in winter.  Water only during the growing season.

Euphorbia trigona Ruby Red

  • Leucadendron ‘Spider’ – Spider Pincuchion – (5 gallon pots) – An evergreen shrub to about 6 – 8′ tall and 5 – 10 ‘ wide with salmon and golden-yellow pincushion flowers in late spring to early summer.  Plant in full sun in well draining  soil and hardy to about 25 F.

Leucospermum ‘Spider’

  • Opuntia microdasys var. albispina – Bunny-ear Prickly Pear – (6″ pots) – Succulent forming many small pads with white hair-like glochids covering the pads.  Be very careful not to get these glochid in your skin!  Yellow flowers followed by red fruits.  Hardy to 25 F in winter if sol is kept dry.

Opuntia microdasys var. albispina

  • Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Patula’ – (3 gallon pots) – Great houseplant for bright light.  Water only when dry and very water required in winter.  Not hardy.

Sansevieria cylindrica Patula

  • Sedum morganianum Burrito- Burro’s Tail – (6″ pots) – Trailing succulent up to 3″.  Great for hanging pots.  Needs plenty of bright light.  Water only when dry.  Not hardy.

Sedum m. ‘Burrito’

  • Sterlitzia nicolai – White Bird Of Paradise – (2 gallon pots) – Clump forming tropical foliage plant to 20’+ for full sun to part shade.  Nice container plant indoors.  White flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Sterlitzia nicolai

New plants arriving by the end of next week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery (Delivery has been delayed due to the Kincade Fire)

New plants include (this shipment was delayed due to the local fires and will be rescheduled very soon.  Looks like I will have these plants this Saturday – Nov. 9th):

  • Acacia pravissima (one and five gallon pots) Ovens Wattle – Small evergreen tree to 12 – 15′ with small blue-green leaves and yellow flowers in spring.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Hardy to 20 F.

Acacia pravissima

  • Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ‘La Paz’ (In terra cotta pots) Bulb producing spidery flowers that are dark coral with greenish white edges to 5 across.

 

  • Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ‘Picotee’ (In terra cotta pots) – Bulb producing white flowers with a thin red edge.
  • Ceroxylon quindiuense (one gallon pots) Andean Wax Palm – A tall feather palm with white, wax covered trunk to 70’+.  Very slow growing until it forms a trunk and then growth will speed up.  Plant in well draining soil with filtered light when young and full sun when older. Hardy to about 23 F.
  • Fatsia japonica ‘Spider Web’ (5 gallon plants, one gallons and 4″ available) Speckled Japanese Aralia – Shade loving shrub to about 5′ tall with large palmate green leaves with heavy white speckling. Hardy to 15 F.

Fatsia japonica ‘Spider Web’

  • Grevillea ‘Little Honey’ (5 gallon pots) Shrub to 6 – 8′ tall and wide with orange and yellow flowers mostly from late winter to spring.  Birds love it.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Grevillea ‘Little Honey’

  • Haworthia limifolia (4″ pots) File leafed 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

  • Leucospermum cordifolium ‘Flame Giant’ (5 gallon pots) Giant Orange Nodding Pincushion – A shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 4 – 6′ wide with large 4 – 6″ flowers orange flowers in spring.  Plant in full sun in well drain soil. Hardy to about 25 F.

Leucospermum ‘Flame Giant’

  • Leucospermum ‘Spider’ (5 gallon pots) – A hybrid between L. tottum and l. formosum growing to about 6 – 8′ tall and 8 – 10′ wide with salmon and golden-yellow flowers in late winter to early spring.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Leucospermum ‘Spider’

  • Leucospermum ‘Tango‘ – Pincushion (5 gallon pots) – A shrub to 6 – 8′ tall and 4 – 6’ wide with orange red flowers in spring to early summer.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Hardy to about 24 F.

Leucospermum ‘Tango’

  • Protea laurifolia ‘Rose Mink’ – (5 gallon pots) A shrub to 8 – 10′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide with large silvery-pink flowers tipped with black and white hairs. Plant in full sun and most any soil.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Drought tolerant once established.
  • Strelitzia Nicolai – Giant Bird of Paradise – Tropical foliage plant to 20 – 30′ tall with huge white flowers.  Hardy to about 25 F outside or grow as a house plant in bright light.  Plant in full sun to part shade.
  • Trachycarpus wagnerianus – Dwarf Chusan Palm – One of my favorite fan palms growing to about 12 – 20 tall and only 4 – 5′ wide.  Plant in full sun to part sun.  Hardy to < 15 F.

 

  • Yucca linearifolia – Linear-Leaf Yucca – A slow growing Yucca with 2 – 3′ blue-green leaves on top of a thick trunk that will very slowly reach up to 4′ tall. So nice to have a few larger specimens in stock. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Yucca linearifolia