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

More new plant arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Aloe ‘Hercules’

New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

  • Aechmea recurvata (10″ pots) A bromeliad that grows 1 – 2′ tall and wide with many rosettes of green leaves that turn red when in flower in spring/summer.  Grow in bright light. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.

Aechmea recurvata

  • Aloe ‘Hercules’ (10 gallon pot) A hybrid tree Aloe (Aloe barberae x A. dichotoma) that can grow to 30 – 40′ tall.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil.  Hardy to 20 – 30 F.

Aloe ‘Hercules’

  • Billbergia ‘Midnight’ (8″ pots) A large bromeliad to 3′ tall with very dark leaves.  Grow in bright light.  Not sure about hardiness on this variety.

Billbergia ‘Midnight’

  • Cereus peruvianus (syn. Cereus repandus) (3 gallon pots) Apple Cactus – A large cactus with irregular cylindrical blue-green stems to 4 – 8″ in diameter.  Can reach about 15′ tall.  White/cream colored flowers bloom at night for only one day.  Edible red fruits.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Water only when dry.  Hardy to about 20 F.

Cereus peruvianus monstrosus

  • Dioon spinulosum (3 gallon pots) Cycad – One of the tallest cycads in the world, but in our gardens they can reach about 10 – 12′  tall and 6.5′ wide (leaf spread).  Best grown in part shade with regular water.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Dioon spinulosum

  • Euphorbia coerulescens (2 gallon pots) – A bluish-grey columnar cactus with 2″ spines to about 5′ tall and spreading underground. Yellow flowers (cyathia) occur near the ends of the branches.  Plant in full sun in well draining soil.  Only water when dry.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Be very cautious when handling and avoid the milky white sap when the plants are cut or damaged.  Can cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Euphorbia coerulescens

  • Hechtia rosea (8″ pots) Red Leaved Hechtia – A succulent forming clusters of rosettes to about 2 – 3′ tall and 3 – 4′ wide.  Red leaves to about 18″ long have very sharp teeth so handle with care.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil.  Very little water required after plants are established.  Hardy to about 25 F.

Hechtia rosea

  • Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’ (10″ pots) Bromeliad.

Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’

Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’

  • Monstera deliciosa (3 gallon pots) Swiss Cheese Vine – Large vine with large green leaves (2′ wide by 3′ long) that will need a support stake to grow on.  Best in bright light indoors or cool sun to part shade outdoors in mild climates.  Water regularly.  Hardy to 28 – 30 F.

Monstera deliciosa

  • Rhapis excelsa (5 gallon pots) Lady Palm – Palm to 10 – 12′ tall.  Grow in light shade to part sun and give regular watering.  Hardy to 20 F.

Rhapis excelsa

  • Vriesea fosteriana hybrid (8″ pots) A bromeliad to about 12″.  Plant in bright light in bromeliad medium and keeps the cups full of water at all times.  Hardy to about 30 F.

Vriesea fosteriana hybrid

Vriesea fosteriana hybrid

  • Xerosicyos danguyi (one gallon pots) Penny Plant – An evergreen succulent vine to 10 – 15′ long.  Small dioecious chartreuse flowers in late winter/early spring.  Grow in full to part sun or bright light as a house plant.  Low water needs once established, but looks best with occasional watering.  Hardy to  about 25 F.

Xerosicyos danguyi

  • Yucca linearifolia (10 gallon pots) 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

New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week.

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.

Agathis robusta

  • 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 ‘Pangolin’

  • Crassula perforata Giant Form (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!

Cupressus cashmeriana

  • 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.

Cyphostemma juttae

  • 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.

Euphorbia susannae

  • 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.

Haworthia cuspidata

  • 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.

Oreocereus trollii

  • 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.

Yucca linearifolia