New Plants for 2013
Spring is almost here and for many of us that means a visit to your local nursery to see what's new this year. Here is a sampling of five new introductions from Bailey Nurseries.
Easy Elegance� Calypso Rose
Foliage: Glossy dark green
Flower color: Apricot blend
Flower form: Double, 2.5"
Petal Count: 25
Bloom Cycle: Recurrent
Classification: Shrub Rose
Numerous delightful apricot blooms cover this compact mounded shrub rose. Dark glossy green foliage. Recurrent blooms promise color throughout the season. An ideal accent for the garden or foundation planting.
Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark
Shape: Upright, rounded
Foliage: Yellow, orange to green & purple
Fall Foliage: Red and purple
Flower color: White
Rounded and dense in habit, with its bold array of colors in glowing tones of orange, yellow and gold, Amber Jubilee will stand out in your garden border or make for an eye-catching hedge. Plant in full sun for best performance.
Wisteria Macrostachya 'Betty Matthews'
First Editions� Summer Cascade™ Wisteria
Flower color: Blue
Blooming in June, individual flowers open a lovely shade of dark lavender before fading. A beautiful flowering vine which can easily cover an arbor or pergola, creating a cool, shady place. More reliably cold hardy than other wisteria.
Sky High™ Juniper
Foliage: Silvery blue
Attractive silvery-blue dense foliage highlights this improved variety of Rocky Mountain Juniper. Strongly columnar in form, it requires little pruning to maintain its narrow shape. Tolerant of dry soil conditions. Full sun.
Pyrus 'Tawara Oriental'
Tawara Asian Pear
Fall Foliage: Yellow
Flower color: White
Bloom date: Early May
Ripening Date: August-SeptemberAsian pear with unusual light brown fruit, tasting like a cross between apple and pear, with crispy texture. Partially self-fruitful but better crops are set when pollinated by another Asian or European pear. Excellent for fresh eating or canning.
Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
Survivor of the Stone Age
The Ginkgo biloba is the only tree alive today that existed during the Stone Age, some 200 million years ago. It is a tree that is not troubled by any insect or disease. It can grow in almost any situation; full sun, part shade, heat tolerant, ph- adaptable, salt tolerant, air pollution tolerant. A well-developed Ginkgo is an impressive sight, capable of growing 80 - 100 feet or more with a spread of 40 feet. The yellow fall color alone is sufficient reason to plant the tree.
The female trees produce a naked seed or as some people call them 'poop berries'. They are described as having the nauseating stench of dog excrement or vomit. For this reason, only male trees are usually available. The problem in determining the sex of Ginkgo is that they do not set fruit until they are quite old (20-50 years).
Southeast Asians love the Gingko nuts. Scores of these 'wrongly planted' female Ginkgo's have been mapped by the Asians who harvest the fruit, wash and discard the pulp, a bit of roasting and seasoning of the seeds and they sell for $8.99 a pound in the Asian markets. A pretty good price for nuts.
Thank's for reading. Happy Planting!
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