Friday, October 17, 2014

Demand for Dwarf Plants


Over the course of my visits with Landscape Architects throughout our region this summer, one common question or need has been a consistent topic - the need for more 3-foot by 3-foot mature size plants that do well in our area for projects of all types.

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea

 Probably my favorite new dwarf variety that we now have is Little Quick Fire Hydrangea.  This is a dwarf variety of the old favorite Quick Fire, both are a panicled hydreangea with a lacecap type bloom. This is one of the first hydrangeas to bloom each year and can handle more sun than other hydrangea varieties if it is irrigated regularly.

Purple Haze Butterfly Bush on Sale in September
Lo and Behold Purple Haze Buddleia
  The following is a complete list of plants that Loma Vista grows that fit this category, with plans for more introductions as new varieties become available in the future. 

Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush

Lo & Bedold Butterfly Bush (Blue Chip, Purple Haze)

Caryopteris (Petit Blue, Sunshine Blue)

Red-twig Dogwood (Arctic Fire, Kelseyi)

Cotoneaster (Tom Thumb, Hessei)

Show Off Forsythia

Abelia (Kaleidoscope, Sunshine Daydream, Rose Creek)

Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia

Fothergilla (Blue Shadow, Mount Airy)

Azalea (Bloom-A-Thon, Girard, Gable, Korean)

Cool Splash Diervilla
Cool Splash Bush Honeysuckle

Cool Splash Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla)

Panicled Hydrangea (Little Lamb, Little Quick Fire)

Mop-Head Hydrangea (Invinceball Spirit, Cityline Venice, Endless Summer, Let's Dance Series, NextGen Series, Nikko Blue)

Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea

Snow Day Surprise Pearl Bush (Exochorda)

Little Henry Sweetspire (Itea)

Pokomoke Crapemyrtle 

Spiraea (Goldflame, Crispa, Goldmound, Little Princess, Magic Carpet, Neon Flash)

European Cranberry Bush Viburnum

Weigela (Minuet, My Monet, My Monet Sunset, Spilled Wine)
By Chad Weinand, Business Development, Loma Vista Nursery

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