Plants We Love
Weeping Alaskan Cedar
(Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula')
Weeping Alaskan Cedar has long been a favorite for the striking weeping habit in a plant that is strongly pyramidal. The combination of branches that point up and out with their weeping branchlets is a unique look that is hard to match with any other tree in our region. Here are some additional facts;
- Will grow medium slowly to 30 - 45 feet tall but only 10 -15' wide.
- Is actually a Cypress not a Cedar
- Mildly deer resistant - can be damaged in severe deer situations
- Makes a great specimen plant or a uniquely beautiful hedging/screening tree.
- With only a 15' spread and a medium slow growth rate can be used as a corner piece near a home or office (keep it at least 10 feet away from the structure - 15'+ is even better).
- A great way to screen a neighbor.
- On larger properties dotting or massing this tree on the border of the property can create some stunning visual effects as well as providing the screening. This is a tree that can really grab your eye.
- Upright branches tolerate snow loads reasonably well.
Orange Rocket Barberry
(Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket')
Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ - Orange Rocket Barberry is a new upright variety with a number of great characteristics.
- Full to half day of sun.
- Stunning orange red spring leaves. Our experience with summer leaves is that in full sun the predominate color is still red - there is some greening, but the red remains stri=ong. Fall color is a particularly bright red.
- 4-5' tall and 4-5' wide.
- Deer resistant.
- Little care.
Learn more about this great Barberry variety in our news post