Don't Miss Out on Our 2021 Black Friday Sale with over 60 beautiful, unusual, exotic, and native plants marked down! Including our grower's choice Pink Princess Philodendrons that are currently 50% off!
Hoya pachyclada, not currently on sale but one of our newest additions! This is an unusual Wax or Porcelain Flower species producing large, 3-4" wide, rounded flower clusters composed of numerous waxy white to creamy white flowers with reflexing white sepals and a hint of yellow at their hearts. Flowers are produced in spring and summer to potentially throughout the growing season on large established plants. Hoya pachyclada has large, succulent, ovate, medium green foliage can that be nearly 1/4" thick and it has noticeable lighter main veins. This evergreen vine is considered by some to be slow growing but under good conditions they appear to be moderately vigorous. It can be trained to a sturdy small wooden support where its adventitious roots will attach itself or it can be trained to a small trellis or other sturdy support. Provide a fertile, well-drained, quality cactus-mix like soil and allow the soil to become somewhat dry between waterings. High indirect light is optimum.
Pink Princess Philodendron (Grower's Choice), Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess' : Possibly the most sought after indoor plant in the world! The large tropical, almost heart-shaped, deep burgundy foliage is flecked and splashed with rich pink and entire leaves may be solid or half pink. Even the stems can reflect the burgundy and pink variegation. We will select the plants with the best variegation among our current crop. We are also now offering the Duchess of Burgundy Philodendron that is the solid burgundy form.
White Fruited Asian Beautyberry, Callicarpa longissima 'alba': Interestingly "Calli" translates to beautiful and "carpa" to carpel or fruit. Beautyberries are for the birds and they provide an array of colorful berries that can last well into winter. The White Fruited Asian Beautyberry is a vigorous and easy deciduous shrub than grow to 6-8' x 6-8' in zone 8 but can potentially reach 20' x 20' in mild winter regions. We also now offer the native American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, with rich purple fruit, and shown at bottom right of the collage is the Mexican or Black Beautyberry, Callicarpa acuminata, with maroon or burgundy fruit.
Chinese Parrotia, Parrotia subaequalis: This rare and magnificent member of the Witch Hazel family, Hamamelidiceae, is a close kin to the more widely grown Persian Ironwood, Parrotia persica. The Chinese Parrotia offers better cold hardiness, improved heat tolerance, brilliant red long-lasting fall color, better wind resistance, excellent disease and pest resistance, and it tends to be faster growing. A.k.a. Chinese Ironwood, it develops into a multi-trunked, naturally vase-shaped to rounded, deciduous large shrub to small tree growing to 15-30'H. The beautiful exfoliating bark in shades of green, tan, and white on mature trunks add another season of interest. The clusters of small strappy red Witch Hazel-like winter to early spring flowers are hardly noticeable. The fall color of the Chinese Ironwood starts out maroon and deepens to an intense glowing red that lasts for weeks whether grown in sun or shade. It is considered to be drought resistant but should be provided with average moisture until well-established.
Peach Blush Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii 'Peach Blush': An Almost Eden exclusive introduction! Clusters of 1" wide flowers whose rounded opposing bracts, that surround the orange and yellow true flowers, open a blush peachy pink and then lighten to creamy white as they age. Peach Blush Crown of Thorns, our own seedling selection of Euphorbia milii, is a vigorous cultivar with a naturally upright, well-branched habit eventually becoming vase shaped at maturity. It flowers heaviest from mid to late summer until about mid to late spring but established plants can potentially flower nearly year-round under good conditions. The Crown of Thorns all make easy and forgiving indoor, porch, and patio specimen plants that are tolerant of the hottest full sun conditions as well as in a sunny window. Provide a well-draining cactus-like soil and never keep soggy wet. Established plants can flower continuously throughout the year when grown under frost and freeze free conditions and preferably when kept above 50oF. Dwarf White Crown of Thorns, a much more compact plant suitable for windowsill culture, is shown at bottom left. Cherry Cobbler Giant Crown of Thorns which can produce flower clusters to 6-8" across is shown second to the top on the left side of the collage.
Ghost Dogwood, Cornus wilsoniana: Rare! Clusters of Viburnum-like creamy white flowers to 4" across are produced in spring and are followed by black fruit but one of the most attractive features of this unusual Dogwood is its peeling white, gray, to green bark and its neatly rounded crown. The Ghost Dogwood or Wilson's Dogwood was discovered and introduced to western horticulture by the famed plantsman E.H. Wilson, but is unfortunately still rare in the US. The light green evergreen to deciduous foliage is glossy on its surface and has a whitish reverse and is reminiscent of the Kousa Dogwood. The fall foliage of the Ghost Dogwood can range from yellow into reds where it receives at least half of a day of direct sunlight even here in the southern US. It gets its common name from its white bark and the specific epithet is in honor of E.H. Wilson. It is considered to be a choice, single to multi-trunked, small to medium-sized street tree growing to 15-50'H, occasionally exceeding 100'H, and prefers a well-drained, average moist acidic soil. The Ghost Dogwood is tolerant of full sun to part shade and has excellent resistance to Dogwood anthracnose and powdery mildew. We also now offer the Five-Veined Dogwood, Cornus quinquinervis, a rare and unusual, disease resistant, evergreen shrubby dogwood.
Fodingzhu Sweet Olive, Osmanthus fragrans 'Fodingzhu': One of the most sought after fragrant plants! The Fodingzhu Sweet Olive produces larger and showier clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers over an exceptionally long period beginning in late summer and early fall and continuing well into spring. This is a pest and disease free, low-maintenance, long-lived large evergreen shrub to small tree with a naturally upright habit to rounded habit and a moderately fast rate of growth. Use the Sweet Olive as a specimen plant, as a backdrop for winter flowering Camellias, and as a large screen. Provide a full to partly sunny site with an average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil for optimum growth and flowering. We also offer the rare Orange Sweet Olive, the orange repeat flowering Apricot Echo Sweet Olive, the variegated Yinbi Shuanghui Sweet Olive. We also offer a very dwarf compact Osmanthus, Party Princess™ Holly Tea Olive, that produces white fragrant winter blossoms with dainty dark green holly like foliage, as well as the multi-colored Party Lights™ Holly Tea Olive.