Flying Dragon Hardy Citrus (trifoliate orange)

(Poncirus trifoliata)

Full Sun to Part Shade. produces golf ball sized fuzzy lime-like fruits. self fertile, zone 6, grows up to 6′ high

A delightful little hardy citrus that is still highly underutilized and underappreciated.   Technically only hardy to Zone 6, but seems to be fine in Zone 5 and maybe colder as well.   This is the ‘Flying Dragon’ type, reaching only 6’ high with fancy twisted stems and decorative curved thorns.   Leaves drop in winter but stems stay dark green and look great in a little snow!   Produces abundant crops of great-smelling golfball-sized fruit that is very seedy but juicy and can be used to make very fragrant lemonade or marmalade.  This could make a really neat living fence for livestock.  Self-fertile.  Full to part sun. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Seedling Asian Dogwood

(Cornus kousa)

Full to Part Sun. Full size on seedling rootstock, Up to 30′ tall, self fertile

These seedlings are every bit as ornamental as the ‘Julian’ grafted variety but the fruit will not be quite as large or as tasty.  One advantage of seedlings is they each have nice subtle fall color differences–from pinks to yellow/orange to bluish purples. . .

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Yellow Groove Bamboo

(Phyllostachys aureosulcata)

Full Sun to part shade. Tall, running, edible shoots, up to 2″ diameter

An attractive green bamboo with a yellow groove. A small percentage of canes display a unique zig zag growth pattern. In optimal conditions it can reach a height of up to 35 ft, with a culm diameter of 2.25 inches diameter. Our grove (in poor soil but with ample moisture) maintained about a 1″ diameter for the first 8 years, and now at 14 years we have a few canes approaching 2″ diameter. “Running” bamboo is invasive. Plant in an area that you can mow at least a 6′ wide path around, bury 2′ deep dividers to block runners, or just plan on keeping shoots snapped off on a regular basis where you don’t want it to spread. Tender new shoots are edible, and easy to pick. . .

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Seedless Che (Chinese Melon Berry)

(Cudrania tricuspidata)

Full Sun to Part Shade. semi-dwarf on Osage Orange Rootstock, space 14′ apart, self fertile

Grafted. Che is also known as Chinese Melon Berry, and tastes like a cross between a fig and a watermelon.  The variety we carry is seedless and completely self-fertile.  If planted near a male Che it will have hard seeds.  Strikingly different and beautiful small trees with attractive clean foliage.  They turn extra eye-catching when loaded with ripe pink-red fruits in the fall.  Fruits are about 1″ diameter, good chewy texture, keep well on the tree.  Fruits resemble a small hedge apple (osage orange), which they are related to.  Somewhat slow growing up to 15′ tall.  Grafted on osage orange rootstock.  zones 6-9 . .

Quart pots $10, Gallon* pots $16, 2-Gallon* pots $26

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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

(Cornus mas)

Full Sun to Part Shade. 3/4” deep red fruits with a tart cherry-like flavor, Height 10-20’; Plant two for pollination

An edible dogwood tree that is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring (but won’t get damaged by frosts)!  Less showy bloom than native dogwoods, but pretty in their own right with clusters of yellow flowers.  Nice fall color too.  More upright columnar growth.  Oblong 3/4” deep red fruits with a tart cherry-like flavor to them.  Great for jams and preserves. Very easy to grow in a variety of soils and can take shade.  Plant two for pollination. Heavy shade to full sun; Zone 4-7; Height 10-20’. . .

Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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