Gerald L. Klingaman
The impressive hardwood tree, black walnut, produces tasty crops of nuts in fall and is considered one of the best North American trees for fine lumber. It is a hardy, deciduous tree that is distributed across the eastern half of North America. In the wild, it is very adaptable and grows in both lowland and upland sites. It develops a broad, rounded canopy when mature, which is supported by a long, broad trunk lined with thick, corky bark that is sandy brown with furrows of darker brown and black....
(Cutleaf Black Walnut)
An impressive hardwood tree with feathery foliage, 'Laciniata' produces tasty crops of nuts in fall and is a source of beautiful timber. It is a hardy, deciduous tree that is distributed across the eastern half of North America. In the wild, it is very adaptable and grows in both lowland and upland sites. It develops a broad, rounded canopy when mature, which is supported by a long, broad trunk lined with thick, corky bark that is sandy brown with furrows of darker brown and black.
(Common Walnut, English Walnut, Hartley Walnut)
The highly productive ‘Hartly’ is one of the most common trees for walnut production. Its nuts are large and protected by attractive, smooth shells. It is an older cultivar that’s still popular because of its bumper crops of nuts.
English walnuts are some of the best-known and popular of all culinary nuts. They are large and have a rich nutty flavor and firm texture. The English walnut tree is a tall, rounded deciduous tree that originates the Carpathian Mountains of eastern Europe and also eastward...
(Graceful Grasses® Collection)
Proven Winners® created a collection of grassy plants with fine-textured, ornate foliage with graceful forms in the Graceful Grasses® Series. Not all members of the collection are true grasses (members of Poaceae). Instead, some of the best modern cultivars of papyrus, rush and sedge are included, offering gardeners a wide selection of grass-like plants suitable for various soil conditions.
Cultivation needs varies among the series members. Water-loving plants include the King Tut® and Baby Tut®...
Gerald L. Klingaman
An evergreen conifer with a low-branching trunk and a picturesque, rounded, open crown, this large shrub or small tree is native to a narrow range of the south-central United States and northern Mexico.
The aromatic, dark green, scale-like foliage of Ashe's juniper is borne on spreading, gray-brown branches that become shaggy-barked with age. The fragrant, decay-resistant wood was traditionally used for fence posts and cedarwood oil. Female plants bear large quantities of large, dark blue, fleshy...
James H. Schutte
(Ames Juniper, Chinese Juniper)
Super tough yet lush and beautiful, 'Ames' is valued as evergreen hedge material with marked tolerance of drying winds. Its parent is a highly variable evergreen shrub native to much of China where it can reach tree like proportions. The extreme variability of Juniperus chinensis has resulted in many cultivars featuring different growth habits, sizes and colors. Thick scaled leaves of 'Ames' are green, but may take on bronze tones in winter. They are well packed onto upright cone-shaped...
(Armstrong's Chinese Juniper, Chinese Juniper)
The beautiful soft foliage and spreading form of 'Armstrongii' make it an attractive evergreen shrub for the landscape. It dwarf and has prickly juvenile foliage that becomes soft and scaled as it matures. The true identity of this cultivar is under scrutiny. Some maintain it is a Juniperus chinensis cultivar, while others believe it is a pfitzer juniper, which is a Juniperus sabina and Juniperus chinensis cross.
Pfitzer junipers are useful plants with a solid evergreen...
(Chinese Juniper, Golden Chinese Juniper)
Many believe this is the most beautiful of all golden columnar junipers because its foliage is equally bright in summer and winter. Asian in origin, this cultivar was discovered as a branch sport in around 1855 at Maurice Young's nursery, Milford, Godalming, Surrey, England. It has a tall, pyramidal form and prickly scale-like leaves that become stiffer when mature. The sport arose from a male plant, so this is not a berry producing selection.
Chinese juniper prefers full sun and grows in any...
(Blue Vase Juniper, Chinese Juniper)
The upright, vase-shaped form and lovely, light blue foliage of juniper 'Blue Vase' make it an ideal choice for numerous landscape situations. The dense, minty-blue foliage scales of this attractive, evergreen shrub are prickly in youth, but smooth out with maturity. ‘Blue Vase’ is derived from Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis), a highly variable species found throughout most of China, whose diversity of form has led to the creation of numerous cultivars of different shapes, sizes...