Happy Holidays   

Snowy day at Planters Choice
 
Thank-you for your business in 2016, we look forward to 2017!  
 
Last Weeks ID
Seed capsules
Last Week's ID 
Magnolia grandiflora  
Southern Magnolia

For the last ID of 2016 we have Southern Magnolia  - the tree we all wish was hardy to Zone 4... Why? Because of the big, glossy evergreen leaves, pure white fragrant flowers (4-6" in diameter!) and striking red seed capsules.

Southern Magnolia flower and foliage
Striking in bloom -
awesome foliage too!
 
 It requires full sun to light shade and moist rich soil. Hot dry summers will require supplemental watering. The species is hardy to zone 7, but there are cultivars that can grow in protected zone 6 sites like 'Bracken's Brown Beauty'.

Others to check out this spring will be 'Edith Bogue', 'D.D. Blanchard' and 'Victoria'. 
 

Good to Know  
Even though the Weekly Picks will be taking a winter break, both Newtown and Watertown will be open all winter long getting ready for the 2017 season! Fax (203-426-8057) or email us your spring quotes (quotes@planterschoice.com) or just stop by to chat - we'd love to hear from you!

Please note: We will be CLOSED Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd.
Otherwise open Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm 
Planters' Choice Nursery
140 Huntingtown Road Newtown, CT 06470 tel. 203-426-4037 fax 203-426-8057
496 Bunker Hill Road Watertown, CT 06795 tel. 860-945-6588 fax 860-945-9282