(Callaway Crabapple, Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple)
A medium-sized crabapple tree, 'Callaway' covers its branches with pink buds and white flowers in spring, followed by red fruits in fall. This hybrid, disease-resistant deciduous tree has a rounded shape with broadly reaching branches. The leaves are oval and green, and emerge just after the flower buds, which arise all along the bare branches in mid-spring and open to white flowers that are fragrant. Honey bees pollinate the flowers, produce a dense crop of large, red apples that persist on the...
(Coralburst® Crabapple, Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple)
A small rounded tree that is perfect for small gardens, Coralburst® crabapple fills its branches with double, coral-pink flowers in spring. This hybrid, disease-resistant deciduous tree has a round shape and upright branches. The leaves are oval with large teeth or lobes, creating a somewhat lacy texture. They emerge after the flowers. In mid-spring light pink buds arise all along the branches and open to flowers that are fragrant and pollinated by honeybees. There follows a small to modest crop...
(Crabapple, Donald Wyman Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple)
A rounded fruiting tree, slightly wider than tall, ‘Donald Wyman’ crabapple fills its branches with large white flowers in spring and bright red fruits in fall and winter. This deciduous tree has oval green leaves that usually emerge after the flowers. In mid-spring, crimson-red flower buds arise all along the bare branches. The red fades as they open to large, white, fragrant flowers. Honeybees pollinate the flowers, producing heavy crops of small, glossy, red apples that mature in autumn and persist...
(Crabapple, Evelyn Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple)
A round-canopied tree, ‘Evelyn’ crabapple covers itself with bright pink blossoms in spring and orange-red fruits by fall. The flower buds arise all along the branches and open to fragrant blooms. Bees pollinate the flowers, producing a crop of small orange-red apples that mature in autumn and persist into winter. This hybrid, deciduous tree has oval leaves that emerge bronze-red and mature to dark bronze-green. The fall foliage is dark green mottled with yellow, bronze and orange. Birds eat the...
(Crabapple, Flame Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple)
A robust tree with a round shape, ‘Flame’ crabapple fills its branches with white blossoms in springtime and plump, red fruits in fall. Pink flower buds cover the branches in mid-spring and open to fragrant white flowers. Bees pollinate the flowers, producing heavy crops of medium-sized, round, deep-red crabapples. This hybrid, disease-resistant, deciduous tree has oval green leaves that emerge just after the flower buds open. The fall foliage is a mosaic of green and shades of yellow. Birds will...
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(Cardinal Monkey-flower, Scarlet Monkey-flower)
Delicate in appearance but robust, scarlet monkey-flower is an evergreen perennial wildflower that favors locations with moist soils. This scarlet-flowered beauty is a western native that can be found from Washington State down to California and east to New Mexico. It dwells happily at the bottom of stream canyons and wetlands where soils remain moist, even in the dry season.
Simple, deeply veined leaves with toothed edges line the herbaceous stems of this monkey-flower. They are medium green...
This tough native bulb has elegant rich purple flowers rarely seen in the western terrains it inhabits. A member of the iris family, Douglas blue-eyed-grass is the only North American species in the genus. It exists in grasslands throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia and prefers the sloping ground of coastal and foothill areas above rivers where conditions are wet in spring but dry by summer.
The tidy plant has upright clumps of fine textured linear leaves that appear grassy--quite...
(Columbia Lily, Columbia Tiger Lily, Oregon Lily)
This spotted tiger lily is a western perennial wildflower that’s well adapted to garden cultivation. It is a native bulb naturally occurring from British Columbia down to northern California. It inhabits a wide range of environments including moist conifer forests, thickets and meadows.
In mid to late summer the dainty plants bloom heavily with up to thirty blossoms on mature specimens. The nodding golden orange flowers have black spots and petals that dramatically curve backwards. After flowering,...