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The following plant lists are a representation of our current stock but are not complete. We are constantly expanding and updating our inventory and these lists will change periodically. Please call or email if you are looking for anything not listed here. We might have it or plan on getting it.

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Trees

 

Botanical

Name

Common Name

Type

Description

Light

Water

Bloom Time

Flower Color

Abies grandis

Grand Fir

Tree

A wonderful NW native tree. A true Fir with distinctly flattened arrays of needles along the branches. Very fast growing. Can reach 230 ft. or more in the wild. About a third of that in civilization. Likes sun or light shade and plenty of water. Foliage smells wonderful and makes great wreaths and holiday decorations.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal, Moist

 

 

               

Abies procera

Noble Fir

Tree

A NW native conifer and one of the classic species of Christmas tree. In the wild they can reach 130-230 ft. but will typically only get to a third of that in civilization. Very strong, stiff branches and a perfectly uniform shape make this a distinctive feature in the landscape.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Acer circinatum

Vine Maple

Tree

Classic northwest native tree. 20-30 feet high and wide. Branching is interestingly sculptural. Vibrant green leaves emerge in spring along with beautiful white and red flower clusters. In summer the twin-winged coral colored seed pods twirl to the ground. Autumn brings spectacular leaf color, and in winter the newest wood is scarlet. A perfect year-round tree.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

White

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'

Tree

Upright growth that developes a rounded canopy. 15 feet high in ten years. Deep reddish purple leaves retain their color until autumn when they turn bright red. One of the very best Japanese maples for color and form.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

 

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

Tree

Grows taller than wide with reddish maroon leaves through summer, changing to brilliant red in autumn. 20 feet high by 12 feet wide in 15 - 20 years.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

 

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 'Grandma Ghost'

Tree

Leaves variegated with purple to peach tones. Great red autumn color. Can reach 10 feet high with a broadly spreading habit. Protect from afternoon sun.

Part Sun, Shade

Normal

Spring

 

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 'Oshio Beni'

Tree

Elegant tree for a small yard or garden. 20' tall. Deep purple delicately incised leaves emerge with white flowers in spring which become redish winged fruits and seed pods. Purple leaves become intense red throughout autumn. A great year-round tree for structure, form, and color.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

White

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 'Red Emperor'

Tree

Upright growth that developes a rounded canopy. 15-18 feet high in 15 years. Deep purple-red leaves retain their color until autumn when they turn bright fire engine red. Similar to 'Bloodgood' but with a slightly narrower canopy and it leafs out a little later.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

 

Alnus rubra

Red Alder

Tree

This classic native NW tree has so many things going for it. It prefers to grow in poor, disturbed soil which, because it is a nitrogen fixer, it will convert to rich, good soil. Acid loving plants like Blueberrys and Salal will not be so happy under Alder but grasses & ferns love it. Fast growing to 50-70 ft., it will also sucker & colonize an area. Just cut out the ones you don't want. One of the best woods for smoking fish!

Sun, Shade

Normal

 

 

Amelanchier canadensis

Serviceberry 'Shadblow'

Tree

Striking small garden or street tree. 15-25 feet high x 10-15 feet wide. Loves moist soil. Profuse clusters of small pure white flowers emerge before the leaves. Small, red turning to dark purple fruit appear in summer and are not only tasty but are grown as a food crop in Canada. Flavor is like a wild blueberry. Autumn color is yellow to orangey red.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal, Moist

Spring

White

Arbutus menziesii

Madrona (Pacific Madrone)

Tree

One of the signature Northwest native trees, Madrona has very distinctive smooth bark that peels off in sheets of red, orange, green and yellow tones. It is evergreen, hardy, and truly magnificent. Fruit is edible, but somewhat mealy in texture. Combine with other fruits for preserves. Ht. 50' in an urban setting, can reach 80' in its native habitat. Sun, Part Shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Winter

Pink

Betula papyrifera

Paper Birch

Tree

A NW native with the well known peeling white bark. In the wild, it is a pioneer species that colonizes heavily for about 100 years after a major forest fire, then conifers like Spruces take over. Will grow in virtually any soil, wet to normal. It just needs full sun. Can reach 75 ft. in the wild, and maybe 40 - 50 in the city. Can be a multi-stemmed tree or a single trunk.

Sun

Normal, Moist

 

 

Cedrus atlantica

Weeping Atlas Cedar 'Glauca Pendula'

Tree

Distinctive horizontal growth make this one of the most sculptural specimen trees available. It can easily be pruned or trained as it snakes it's way up to 80 feet long.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

Tree

A great small tree for the garden, yard, or parking strip. Leaves emerge reddish purple and change to dark green. Red-purple buds turn into pinkish white flowers in mid spring. Golden yellow autumn color. Even with its leaves off in winter, this tree has a nice shape and interesting branching.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Cercocarpus montanus

Alderleaf Mountain Mahogany

Tree

A very slow-growing small tree or large shrub that likes very dry open sites. Native to all western states, except, oddly, Washington and North Dakota. Habit and size are similar to Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree), but even slower growing. Gets to 12 feet in 15 or 20 years. Very unusual in the Puget Sound area, but will grow just fine. Really cool seed pods too!

Sun

Normal, Dry

Spring

White

Chamaecyparis obtusa

Hinoki Cypress

Tree

A beautiful specimen tree with sculpturally twisted bunches of gnarled branches and foliage held in a neat & tidy pyramid form. Vibrant green with bronze tips. This one makes a bold evergreen statement. Can reach 20 ft. in 30 years. Great bonsai subject. Sun to part sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

 

 

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'cyano-viridis'

Boulevard Cypress

Tree

Distinctively soft, fluffy, blue-green foliage makes this an outstanding garden tree. Left to its own, it will slowly reach 20 feet in 30 years, but it can easily be kept at any size you wish. It is also a great candidate for topiary and bonsai. Prefers well drained soil. Color will be more blue in a sunny location. Might take on bronze tones in winter.

Sun, Shade

Normal

 

 

Citrus spp.

Kaffir Lime

Tree

Kaffir lime produces intensely aromatic leaves that are commonly used in Southeast Asian stir-frys, soups, and curries. The fruit is also strongly aromatic and is best used in cooked dishes. Citrus plants are hardy about to 25 F. and love to be outside from April to October. They grow beautifully as an indoor plant in winter and typically flower over a long period starting in December or January.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Winter, Spring

White

Cornus kousa

Chinese Dogwood 'Julian'

Tree

An outstanding ornamental small tree that produces edible fruit. The tree is smothered in distinctive creamy white flowers in late spring which turn to deep red fruit. The fruit is seedy but tasty and sweet. Out of curiosity, we got our dogs to taste them and afterwards they went out everyday and snacked on freshly fallen fruit, spitting out the stems as they went! 15 ft. Great fall color.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry 'Pioneer'

Tree

A unique species of Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry 'Pioneer' is both a fine ornamental, and, with this Ukrainian variety a producer of delicious and attractive fruit. It blooms with yellow flowers in February which are followed by pear-shaped, fire engine red fruit. The flavor is sweet-tart and makes great preserves. 12-15 ft. tall. Two varieties required for fruit production.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry 'Yellow'

Tree

A unique species of Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry 'Yellow' is both a fine ornamental, and, with this Ukrainian variety a producer of delicious and attractive fruit. It blooms with yellow flowers in February which are followed by grape-sized, bright yellow fruit. The flavor is sweet-tart and makes great preserves. 12-15 ft. tall. Two varieties required for fruit production.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Corylus avellana

Contorted Filbert 'Contorta'

Tree

Also known as 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick'. Dramatically twisted and gnarled branches give this tree a distinctive sculptural look year round. Yellow catkins hang off the branches in winter and the heavily textured leaves are attractive spring through fall. Ht. 8-10 feet. Sun, Pt. Shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Winter

Yellow

Corylus cornuta

Beaked hazelnut

Tree

An excellent NW native tree for wildlife and humans! Will grow anywhere from 4-12 ft. with suckers forming a thicket. Long catkins form in spring and turn to fruits in summer. The nuts are harvested in autumn and can be eaten fresh or roasted. Will grow just about anywhere. You can prune it into a tree form or let it be a dense shrub.

Sun, Shade

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Crataegus pinnatifida

Chinese Haw 'Red Sun'

Tree

Called Shan Zha in China, this attractive small tree displays large clusters of white flowers followed by abundant, 1" diameter red fruit. The flavorful, sweet fruit is eaten fresh, dried, stewed and candied. Easy to grow small tree (20 ft.) for just about any location.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Cydonia oblonga

Fruiting Quince 'Smyrna'

Tree

An easy to grow ornamental and fruiting tree that produces strikingly beautiful, large whitish pink flowers followed by large yellow highly fragrant fruit which is used for baking and preserves. Quince sauce with pork is superb! This classic Turkish variety bears abundant, very large fruit with tender flesh. Will grow almost anywhere with 1/2 to full sun. 12-15 ft. high.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Diospyros virginiana

American Persimmon 'John Rick'

Tree

Native to eastern U.S. Can grow to 25 ft. Stunning autumn color in reds, oranges and yellows. Large, very sweet, attractive bright orange fruit is edible in mid to late autumn when it becomes soft. The ripe fruit is date-like and delectable, unripe it is very astringent, so be patient - it's worth it! Will produce much more fruit with a male tree for pollination, but not absolutely necessary.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Diospyros virginiana

American Persimmon 'Male'

Tree

Native to eastern U.S. Can grow to 25 ft. Stunning autumn color in oranges and yellows with slender, tropical looking leaves. Use as a pollinizer for fruit-producing female varieties or as a beautiful ornamental tree for the garden or small yard.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Eucalyptus archeri

Eucalyptus 'Alpine Cider Gum'

Tree

A beautiful, distinctive and fast growing tree, Eucalyptus is also drought tolerant and can make a great container plant. 'Alpine Cider Gum' variety is prized for its round leaves, purple stems, and smooth white and green bark. Leaves are highly fragrant when crushed. Can grow to 30 ft. or be pruned as a shrub.

Sun

Normal, Dry

 

 

Eucalyptus cinerea

Eucalyptus - Silver Dollar Gum

Tree

Distinctively large, round, grey-green leaves are intensely fragrant. Toss a couple of crushed leaves along with lavender into hot bath water for an exquisitely relaxing soak or let them simmer on the stove to scent the whole house. Prune back to a shrub size or let it grow into a 30 ft. high tree. The large leaves only appear on younger branches. Great for floral arrangements. Hardy to about 10 degrees.

Sun

Normal, Dry

 

 

Eucalyptus coccifera

Eucalyptus 'Tasmanian Snow Gum'

Tree

One of the most beautiful Eucalyptus species and quite hardy too. In spring it flushes with thousands of small white flowers like snowdrops. The leaves are elegantly long & thin and highly aromatic. The bark peels off in patches to reveal splashes of yellow, peach and pink under the light grey outer layer. Grows to 25 feet or so. Loves sun.

Sun

Normal, Dry

Spring

White

Ficus carica

Fig 'Desert King'

Tree

A beautiful ornamental tree as well as a prolific fruit producer. Desert King's fruit has a bright green skin and strawberry red flesh and is delectably sweet eaten fresh off the tree. It produces two crops a year, in July on old wood and September on new wood. Well adapted to the NW. 15 ft. high. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

 

Ficus carica

Fig 'Lattarulla'

Tree

A beautiful ornamental tree as well as a prolific fruit producer. Lattarulla's fruit has a green skin and yellow flesh and is delectably sweet eaten fresh off the tree. It produces two crops a year, in July on old wood and September on new wood. Well adapted to the NW. 12 ft. high. A great variety for a large container. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

 

Ficus carica

Fig 'Vern's Brown Turkey'

Tree

A beautiful ornamental tree as well as a prolific fruit producer. Many varieties of Brown Turkey fig do not produce well in the NW, but this one will provide reliable crops for you. Brown skin with amber flesh. A naturally dwarf tree, it is well suited to growing in a container. It produces two crops a year, in July on old wood and September on new wood. Well adapted to the NW. 12 ft. high. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

 

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin Tree

Tree

This unusual small tree is a delight in the garden or yard. Reaches 10 to 20 feet with hundreds of perfectly white flowers appearing in mid-summer to early autumn. The flowers resemble magnolias but smaller. Not many trees are doing anything interesting that time of year so Franklinia really puts on a show! This tree was once native to Georgia but is believed to be extinct in the wild.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Summer

White

Juniperis chinensis

Hollywood Juniper 'Torulosa'

Tree

Upright growth with rich green foliage on erect twisted, irregular branches. Can take on unusual and entertaining shapes and be pruned to size. Fast grower to 15' if left unchecked. Sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

 

 

Laburnum alpinum

Weeping Goldenchain Tree

Tree

Flower clusters of bright yellow are 10"-15" long and appear in late spring on this small deciduous tree. The weeping form is interesting and attractive all year. Sun, Pt. Sun. Ht. 20'.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Lagerstoemia indica x fauriei

Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'

Tree

A rare and exquisite treat here in the Northwest. Crape Myrtles are well known in the Southeast because of the spectacular show of flowers in late summer and early autumn, fantastic leaf color after that, and the intriguing exfoliating bark. 'Tuscarora' produces watermelon red-pink flowers, but only if it gets adequate water. Will live through drought but won't flower. Grows to a small 10-15 ft. tree. Full to part sun.

Sun

Normal

Summer

Purple

Lagerstoemia x fauriei

Crape Myrtle 'Zuni'

Tree

A rare and exquisite treat here in the Northwest. Crape Myrtles are well known in the Southeast because of the spectacular show of flowers in late summer and early autumn, fantastic leaf color after that, and the intriguing exfoliating bark. 'Zuni' will produce purple flowers, but only if it gets adequate water. It will live through drought but won't flower. Grows to a small 10-15 ft. tree. Full to part sun.

Sun

Normal

Summer

Purple

Laurus nobilis

Bay

Tree

A must have for the culinary gardener. This is a beautiful evergreen small tree that can be grown easily in a container near the kitchen so you can pick the leaves as needed. Can be grown as an indoor plant too. Add a leaf along with Eucalyptus to bath water or a stove top potpourri. Can reach 20 ft. if you don't prune it. Hardy to about 10 degrees.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

 

 

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

Tree

The blooms on this tree will astound you in late spring…like giant purplish pink tulips at the end of every branch. A spectacular tree for a yard or parking strip. The unusual shape of the leaves provide an interesting texture to the landscape and turn blazing golden yellow in autumn. Can grow fairly quickly to 50 or 60 feet in the Puget Sound area.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal, Moist

Spring

Pink

Magnolia grandiflora

Evergreen Magnolia 'Victoria'

Tree

One of the most distinctive evergreen trees you will ever find. Large, glossy, deep green leaves with a brown fuzzy underside look lush and beautiful year-round. Huge, perfect white, fragrant flowers appear in summer to early autumn. This tree becomes very sculptural as it matures to 15' - 20' high. Pest free, trouble free, and perfectly hardy for the Puget sound area. Need we say more?

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Summer

White

Malus fusca

Pacific Crabapple

Tree

A native to the Northwest Pacific coast, this crabapple shows off beautiful, fragrant white blossoms in spring and clusters of 1/2" fruits later in summer. Its native habitat is shady areas near waterways. Will grow in full shade to sun and will thrive in very wet to normal soil conditions. This is one of the best trees for bird and other wildlife habitat! Can grow as a large shrub or small tree 6ft. to 30 ft. Prune as desired.

Shade, Sun

Wet, Normal

Spring

White

Malus spp.

Apple 'Lubsk Queen'

Tree

One of the earliest ripening varieties. Lubsk Queen is disease resistant, very hardy, and easy to grow. The fruit is large, sprightly flavored, and strikingly beautiful. Color is porcelain white with a rosy blush. Good for fresh eating, sauce and pies. Dwarf variety - will grow 8-12 feet tall.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Malus spp.

Apple 'Scarlet Surprise'

Tree

This unique variety has beautiful deep pink blooms followed by reddish foliage and flavorful, bright red, conical fruit with bright red flesh. Dwarf variety - will grow 8-12 feet tall.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Malus spp.

Apple 'Wynooche Early'

Tree

A very early ripening variety, Wynooche Early is disease resistant, very hardy, and easy to grow. The fruit is prized for its delicious, full-bodied flavor and long storage life. Color is reddish pink with a pale blush. Good for fresh eating, sauce and pies. Dwarf variety - will grow 8-12 feet tall.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Malus spp.

Columnar Apple 'Scarlet Sentinal'

Tree

Easy to grow and perfect for producing fresh fruit in a small space! Columnar apples grow straight up holding their leaves and fruit tight to the trunk. Perfect for containers. 'Scarlet Sentinal' is a red blushed, green-yellow, sweet and crisp apple. Pollinates with most other apples. Will mature at 10 feet but can be cut back to any height. Sun, part sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Mespilus germanica

Medlar 'Marron'

Tree

A classic European garden tree. Large, lush leaves are the backdrop for delicate white camellia-like flowers in mid spring. Fruit looks like small apples that have been wrapped in brown paper and require bletting, which means letting them go past ripe to being kind of mushy. This can be done on the tree or picked early & stored inside. The result is a delectable treat that tastes like fresh applesauce! Sun, part sun. 10 ft.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Morus spp.

Mulberry 'Illinois Everbearing'

Tree

Popular in Central Asia and Middle East, Mulberry trees are prized for ornamental value, paper making and fruit production. The fruit resembles a large blackberry, is very juicy, sweet and flavorful. It is self-fertile, will grow in any soil, and likes sun to part sun. 'Illinois Everbearing' produces heavy crops of especially tasty berries. Can grow as a large bush or as a tree to 30 ft.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Yellow Green

Olea europa

Olive 'Arbequina'

Tree

A beautiful, compact evergreen tree that is perfectly suited to our NW climate. Arbequina is a Spanish olive variety grown largely around Catalonia, is self-fertile, early ripening and will produce gourmet quality fruit. Needs plenty of sun and well drained soil. 20-40 ft. high.

Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Oxydendrum arboreum

Sourwood

Tree

One of the finest ornamental specimen trees you will find. Delicate drooping clusters of white-pink flowers in mid summer and outrageously beautiful reds, oranges and yellows in autumn. Very slow growing. 15 feet in 15 years. Will reach 25-30 feet at some point.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Summer

White

Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Nest Spruce

Tree

A dwarf, shrubby form of Norway Spruce with a dense, compact habit and short needles. This makes a great specimen tree in the yard or garden as well as a fun bonsai subject. Let it grow into a sprawling mound or open it up with pruning like you would a Japanese Maple. Sun to part shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Picea abies pendula

Weeping Norway Spruce

Tree

The naturally sprawling habit of this spruce makes it a beautiful specimen tree. Great for the edge of a water feature or in the garden combined with a distinctive rock feature. Sun to part shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Picea glauca 'Conica'

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Tree

This dwarf spruce is the most common tree used for topiaries. It has very dense branches with fine needles and naturally grows very slowly into a slender cone to about 6 or 8 feet high. Makes a fine bonsai subject. Sun to part shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Pinus contorta var. contorta

Shore Pine

Tree

A beautiful and distinctive Northwest native conifer. On the coast, it tends to grow into a relatively squat form with unpredictable branching. It will grow more uniformly upright in civilization unless you train it otherwise. A classic subject for Bonsai. Looks fabulous in the garden or yard when it is given the company of a large rock or two or three.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

 

 

Pinus ponderosa

Ponderosa Pine

Tree

A classic western conifer. Will tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions except shade. Branches are covered in beautiful puffs of long graceful needles. When the tree is old enough to have furrowed & scaly bark it exudes a warm rich vanilla scent when handled. Plant your face into an old ponderosa - it's fabulous! Relatively slow growing. Will reach 75 feet in 40 - 50 years. Great for bonsai.

Sun

Dry, Moist

 

 

Pinus strobus

Weeping White Pine 'Pendula'

Tree

Fast growing. Can reach 15 feet. This form grows unpredictably - it'll grow up for a couple of seasons, then decide verticality is boring & will head sideways for a while, then it might pull a u-turn to check out whats happening on the other side of the garden. It takes guidance and training very well.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Prunus armeniaca

Apricot 'Moorpark'

Tree

Very large, sweet, juicy fruit with deep orange flesh. Great for fresh eating and canning. Long fruiting season. Can reach 15 to 20 feet if you never touch it, but should be pruned to allow easy harvesting. Beautiful autumn color. Fruit ripens late July to August. Self fertile. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Early Spring

Pink

Prunus armeniaca

Apricot 'Puget Gold'

Tree

Very large, elongated fruit. Freestone. Heavy bearing. Great for fresh eating and canning. 'Puget Gold' was developed at the Mt. Vernon Experimental Station and is resistant to many apricot diseases that typically make it hard to grow west of the Cascades. 15 ft. high. Self fertile. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Early Spring

Pink

Prunus avium

Cherry 'Lapins'

Tree

Like a Bing cherry, Lapins is dark red, juicy and very sweet. It ripens a few weeks after Bings. This one of the most popular commercially grown cherries due to it's high productivity and hardiness. The rootstock is especially well adapted to heavy, wet soils. Sun to part sun. Self fertile, but will be more procuctive if another cherry is in the area.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Prunus cerasus

Pie Cherry 'Northstar'

Tree

This is a classic variety of pie cherry. The best you can get for pies, jams, jellies, and cooking. More robust flavor than sweet cherry varieties but not as great for fresh eating because they are less sweet. Dwarf tree grows to 6 or 8 feet high. Self fertile. Better fruit production in sun, but cherries will grow nearly anywhere.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus domestica

Plum 'Hollywood'

Tree

A beautiful ornamental as well as fruiting variety, Hollywood is prized for its profuse, showy pink blossoms, dark purple foliage, and large, round, sweet and juicy, red flesh plums. Heavy producer, so be prepared to thin the fruit and support the branches when young. Self fertile. Sun, part sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus domestica

Plum 'Yellow Egg'

Tree

Produces egg-sized fruit with yellow skin and flesh. Very sweet and juicy. Excellent for fresh eating but only if allowed to fully ripen on the tree. Store-bought yellow egg plums are picked too soon and will never be as sweet as your own off the tree. Sun, part sun. Self fertile. 12-15 feet.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus dulcis

Almond 'Nikita's Pride'

Tree

This semi-softshell almond was developed at the Nikita Botanic Garden in Ukraine and is one of the only choices for growing north of California. Blooms later than other varieties making it less susceptible to late hard frosts. Produces abundant pinkish-white fragrant flowers. Grows to 25 ft. Best pollinated with another variety of almond for heavy nut production. At least 1/2 day sun required.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Prunus dulcis

Almond 'Prima'

Tree

This true soft-shelled almond was developed at the Nikita Botanic Garden in Ukraine and is one of the only choices for growing north of California. Blooms later than other varieties making it less susceptible to late hard frosts. Produces abundant pinkish-white fragrant flowers. Grows to 25 ft. Best pollinated with another variety of almond for heavy nut production. At least 1/2 day sun required.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Prunus dulcis

Almond 'Seaside'

Tree

This semi-softshell almond was developed at the Nikita Botanic Garden in Ukraine and is one of the only choices for growing north of California. Blooms later than other varieties making it less susceptible to late hard frosts. Produces abundant pinkish-white fragrant flowers. Grows to 25 ft. Best pollinated with another variety of almond for heavy nut production. At least 1/2 day sun required.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Prunus mume

Japanese Flowering Plum 'Kanko Bai'

Tree

An easy to grow small tree that is very popular in Japan. It brightens our winter days smothered in intense pink fragrant flowers in early February. It produces good crops of tart, apricot-like fruit that can be eaten fresh, canned or salt pickled to make Umeboshi. 15 ft. high. Self fertile. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Early Spring

Pink

Prunus persica

Frost Peach

Tree

Stunning pink flowers in spring, great autumn leaf color, oh, and it also happens to produce tons of fantastic fruit! The best peach for western Washington. Resistant to leaf curl disease and perfectly happy in our moist, cool climate. The fruit is large, sweet, tender and good for fresh eating, cooking or preserving. Likes all the sun you can give it. Semi dwarf, 12-15 ft. high. Self fertile.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus persica

Peach 'Oregon Curl-free'

Tree

One of the best choices for the Northwest. Bears abundant crops of sweet, juicy peaches that ripen in mid August. This variety is highly resistant to peach leaf curl disease. Likes sun and well drained soil.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus persica var. nucipersica

Nectarine 'Red Gold'

Tree

Beautiful flowers in the spring and foliage in autumn. Excellent fruit in between. Bright yellow skin with a red blush. Firm, smooth textured flesh. Likes all the sun you can give it. Grows to 15-20' feet high if you never touch it. Can and should be pruned to a size that allows harvesting. Self fertile. Beautiful autumn foliage color.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus salicina

Plum 'Satsuma'

Tree

Also known as Chinese or Japanese plum, Satsuma produces 2" fruit with a deep red skin and sweet, juicy flesh. It is a superb variety for everything from fresh eating to canning, jamming, and cooking. Gorgeous white-pink flowers in early spring too! Will reach 12-15 feet high. Likes full to part sun. You get more fruit if there is another type of Japanese plum in the neighborhood.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Prunus spp.

Cherry 'Kordia'

Tree

Developed in Czechoslovakia, 'Kordia' is a heavy producer of perfect red cherries. Fruit is sweet, firm, juicy and intensely flavorful. What more could you want? This semi-dwarf tree is self-fertile and will fruit in mid June to July. Perfectly suited for our western Washington climate.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus spp.

Cherry 'Rainier'

Tree

One of our favorite cherries in the Northwest. Produces abundant crops of delicious, beautiful, large golden fruit with a red blush. Grafted onto a semi-dwarf root stock that will become a 15 ft., vigorous, healthy, and beautifully branched tree.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White, Pink

Prunus spp.

Cherry 'Sweet Ann'

Tree

Hardy and disease resistant, Sweet Ann produces attractive, large, light yellow, flavorful fruit, similar to Royal Ann. Sun, part sun. Ht. 12'.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Prunus spp.

Plum 'Italian'

Tree

This classic and very popular variety is great for fresh eating and excellent for drying. Italian has proven itself a reliable producer in the Northwest and ripens in late August. Sun, part sun. Self fertile.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

Pink

Pyrus betulifolia

Asian Pear 'Korean Giant'

Tree

As the name implies, something about this tree is big. Really big. It could be the fruit since each pear can weigh in at one pound or more! And it's super sweet, juicy, and crisp. Also has the benefit of extremely long shelf life up to several months in the refrigerator. The flavor gets better as it ages. Semi dwarf 12 to 15 feet high. Best fruit production if another asian pear is in the vicinity. Ripens in Oct.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Pyrus communis

European Pear 'Aurora'

Tree

'Aurora' produces bright yellow, large, sweet and juicy crops of pears that ripen a bit earlier than 'Bartletts' and can be stored well into December. Dwarf rootstock will reach 10 feet.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Pyrus communis

European Pear 'Comice'

Tree

'Comice' produces large, red with yellow blush, sweet and juicy crops of pears that are excellent for desserts or eaten fresh. Best flavor after a few weeks of storage. Semi-dwarfrootstock will reach 12-15 feet. Needs a pollinizer.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Pyrus communis

European Pear 'Red Clapps Favorite'

Tree

'Red Clapps' ripens two weeks earlier than Bartletts. Red skin with white flesh. Fine texture and excellent flavor. Outstanding for fresh eating. Semi-dwarfrootstock will reach 12-15 feet. Needs a pollinizer.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Pyrus pyrifolia

Asian Pear 'Chojuro'

Tree

Also called "Rum Pear" for the fruit's light syrupy rum-like flavor. Tree-ripened Asian pears are crisp, juicy and delicious - a gourmet's delight! It produces showy flowers and large, attractive foliage that is stunning in autumn. Dwarf tree to 12 ft. Best fruit production if two or more varieties are planted. Ripens in early Sept.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White, Pink

Pyrus pyrifolia

Asian Pear 'Nijiseiki'

Tree

This is the asian pear you most commonly find in super markets. About the size of an apple. Sweet, very juicy, crisp, with a complicated aromatic flavor. Exquisite and Delectable are the two best adjectives for asian pears in general. Ripens in September or early October. Likes sun to part sun. Best fruit production if another asian pear is in the vicinity. Semi dwarf 12-15 ft.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Pyrus pyrifolia

Asian Pear 'Seuri'

Tree

Also called "Candy Pear" for the aromatic fruit's sweet flavor. Tree-ripened Asian pears are crisp, juicy and delicious - a gourmet's delight! It produces showy flowers and large, attractive foliage that is stunning in autumn. Dwarf tree to 12 ft. Best fruit production if two or more varieties are planted. Ripens in early Oct.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White, Pink

Pyrus pyrifolia

Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'

Tree

About the size of an apple. Sweet, very juicy, crisp, with a complicated aromatic flavor. Exquisite and Delectable are the two best adjectives for asian pears in general. This is the earliest ripening variety. Harvest in August to September. Likes sun to part sun. Best fruit production if another asian pear is in the vicinity. Semi dwarf 12-15 ft.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Quercus garryana

Garry Oak

Tree

The only Oak native to Washington. Highly valued for its high quality lumber as well as its ornamental value in the landscape. Can make a nice bonsai specimen or a shade tree in the yard. Very slow growing to 40'-60'. Will grow anywhere as long as there is sun. A little shade will just make it grow more slowly. Drought tolerant once established.

Sun

Normal

Summer

 

Robinia pseudoacacia

Contorted Black Locust 'Tortuosa'

Tree

A rare and unique garden beauty, the gnarled and twisted branches af this striking small tree distinguish it from it's more ordinary Locust cousins. Tortuosa is very hardy and will grow to 12 ft. high and wide. Can be easily trained and pruned to desired size and shape.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

White

Salix alba

Coral Bark Willow 'Britzensis'

Tree

In the same camp as Coral Bark Maple and Red Twig Dogwood, this willow provides brilliant flaming colors on its stems in the colder months. Can be trained as a single-stem small tree or a multi-branched shrubby tree like a Vine Maple. Cut branches are outstanding for floral design and basketry. Can grow to 20 feet if you let it. New growth has the color, so prune regularly. Sun to shade. Imagine a hedge of this!

Sun, Shade

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Salix x 'Scarcuzam'

Willow 'Scarlet Curls'

Tree

This willow cultivar has everything! Brilliant gold to orangey-red, twisted, curley-cued branches are at their fiery best in the colder months, and when the long, slightly twisted leaves are on, it makes a beaurtiful, light and airy feature tree in the yard. Branches are prized for floral arrangements. This tree always looks like it's having a lot of fun….. Likes sun to part shade & normal to moist soil.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

Spring

Yellow

Sambucus caerulea

Blue Elderberry

Tree

A Northwest native Elderberry that can grow to 20', but may be pruned to smaller size. A beautiful and very productive fruiter. It is stunning in autumn when the sky blue berry clusters drape the plant in color. Birds are crazy for the fruit and we think the flavor is superior to the Red Elderberry. Makes excellent syrups, sauces, & juice blends. A powerful medicinal plant used for hundreds of years.

Sun, Shade

Normal

Summer

White

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Weeping Giant Sequoia 'Pendula'

Tree

Grey-green needles on a very slender form. It will grow straight up for a while then make an unexpected bend, bobbing and weaving its way to 25' and only 2-3' wide. Sometimes called the Dr. Seuss tree. Likes sun.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

 

 

Sorbus aucuparia

Mountain Ash 'Rabina'

Tree

This variety of Mountain Ash (also called Rowan) was developed in Russia and produces beautiful, tasty and healthful fruit. It is good eaten fresh or juiced. As an ornamental, it produces showy white flowers followed by large clusters of bright orange fruit. 30-40 ft. high.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Sorbus aucuparia x Aronia

Mountain Ash 'Ivan's Beauty'

Tree

A cross of Mountain Ash and Aronia, Ivan's Beauty grows to be a very attractive, small tree 12-15 ft. in height. Abundant large clusters of white flowers with a pink tinge are followed by dark purple, highly nutricious fruit the size of small pie cherries. Fruit is quite tannic and tart from the skin. Excellent in a juice blend, jams and jellies. Sun, part sun. Plant with 'Rabina' or 'Shipova' for best fruit production.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Sorbus aucuparia x Pyrus

Mountain Ash 'Shipova'

Tree

A cross of Mountain Ash and Pear, Shipova growns to be a very attractive, small tree 12-15 ft. in height. Abundant large clusters of white flowers with a pink tinge are followed by fruits like small pears. Tasty, nutritious, and very unusual! Sun, part sun. Plant with 'Rabina' or 'Ivans Beauty' for best fruit production.

Sun, Part Sun

Normal

Spring

White

Taxus baccata

Irish Yew 'Fastigiata'

Tree

Slow growing. This classically architectural tree forms a very tight, deep green pencil-like column. Can reach 15 feet in 20 years. Bright red pea-sized fruits decorate it in winter. Use two of them as a stately, formal, entry 'bookends' or to soften the corner of a house. Sun, part shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Taxus x media

Hicks Yew 'Hicksii'

Tree

Slow growing. This classically architectural tree forms a loose, deep green column to 10-12 ft. high by 3-4 f. wide at maturity. Similar to Irish Yew, but broader. Bright red pea-sized fruits decorate it in winter. Very cold weather can turn the outer foliage bronzy-orange. Use two of them as a stately, formal, entry 'bookends' or to soften the corner of a house. Sun, part shade.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal

 

 

Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar

Tree

One of our most distinguished native trees in the NW. In the wild it can reach 200+ ft. and live for 1400 years. In an urban setting, less than half of that. All the tree's parts had valuable uses for the original people of the Pacific NW. Fairly fast growing and adaptable to most conditions.

Sun, Shade

Normal, Moist

 

 

Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar 'Excelsa'

Tree

This is one of our NW native evergreens. The 'Excelsa' variety stays much smaller (25'- 35') than the wild species (80' - 175') making it a great choice for screening in a yard or on a parking strip. Can be planted close together and trimmed into a solid hedge. Left to itself, it will form a tight, uniform pyramid shape. Foliage turns bronzy in winter & vibrant green the rest of the year. Sun to shade. Likes water.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal, Moist

 

 

Tsuga mertensiana

Mountain Hemlock

Tree

A Northwest native alpine conifer. Extremely slow growth make this ideal for many yards and gardens especially if you are looking for the 'alpine woods & meadow' effect.

Sun, Part Shade

Normal