Plant of the Week

Acer palmatum "Wolff" (Japanese Maple)

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Acer palmatum 'Wolff', commonly known as the Japanese Maple, is a deciduous tree native to the island of Japan. The tree is famed for its foliage, dark red throughout most of the year and blazing scarlett during the fall. Its Emperor I cultivar is extremely hardy, fantastic at withstanding damage from late frosts. The maple does best in partial to full sun in soil that is slightly acidic and well drained. The Japanese Maple is a wonderful addition to any garden or yard, but looks especially good as a centerpiece in a small yard or a Japanese style rock garden.

To have the Japanese Maple planted in your yard ready for the spring season, we can help! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate today!

Salix integra "Hakuro Nishiki" (Dappled Willow)

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The Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’, commonly known as the Dappled Willow, is a deciduous plant native to Asia. The Dappled Willow can either be grown as a shrub or as a small tree depending on the technique of cultivation. This compact plant supports an abundance of pink, white, and green toned leaves, which turn yellow in the fall. The Dappled Willow is extremely easy to grow, easy to care for, and deer resistant. The Willow does best in full sun to part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

To have the Dappled Willow included in your landscape installation for the spring, give us a call today at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate online today!

Acer platanoides "Crimson King" (Norway Maple)

The Crimson King is a cultivar of maple found most commonly in Europe. First introduced in the US in the 40s, the Norway Maple has been planted throughout urban and suburban areas. The Crimson King’s  burgundy red summer foliage and dense canopy provides an excellent accent to your landscape.  

Crimson Kings are generally resilient and tolerant of their environment, being able to stand up to most urban pollution, drought, and most types of soils. It thrives best in sunny, mid moisture environments. In the spring, the Crimson King is filled with spectacular yellow blooms. The Crimson King is best used as a shade tree, its broad thick canopy serving as great cover for any yard.

To have a Norway Maple installed in your yard this fall, Ted Collins can help! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate today.

Thuja occidentalis “Smaragd” (American arborvitae)

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The Thuja o. “Smaragd”, or more commonly known as the American arborvitae, is a needled evergreen tree native to Canada and the Northeast. While many American Arborvitaes grow up to 60 feet tall in the wild, the Smaragd is a dwarf cultivar, typically growing up to around 14 feet tall. This cultivar of the American arborvitae does best in more moist, full sun environments. The Smaragd is prized for its wonderful emerald hue which provides a wonderful green accent at any time of year.  

The American arborvitae is a favorite for suburban yards. The plant is marvelously versatile. It can handle almost any type of soil and can be used for almost any purpose; windbreak, hedge, even as a centerpiece in a rock garden, the Smaragd does it all. No matter what the setting, the Smaragd will make any yard wow!

To include the “Smaragd” American arborvitae in your landscape installation for the spring, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate today!

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Royal Star Magnolia)

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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star', commonly known as the Royal Star Magnolia, is a flowering deciduous tree native to Asia. The Royal Star bursts into large white blooms before foliage emerges in the spring, serving as a beautiful centerpiece of any yard. The tree grows best in moist, rich soil in full sunlight to part shade. The Royal Star Magnolia can be cultivated both as a large shrub or grown to be a full scale tree.

To have the Royal Star Magnolia for your yard for the spring, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit our website today!

Lilium lancifolium (Tiger Lily)

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Lilium lancifolium, commonly known as the Tiger Lily, is a wonderful orange lily found in many parts of the United States. The perennial grows anywhere from 2 to 6 feet tall, with a green stalk lined with leaves and capped off by an orange bloom accentuated by small black spots. Tiger Lilies grow incredibly easy, especially thriving well in moist soil. Fertilizers are rarely needed for the Tiger Lily. Many parts of the plant are also edible.

To have the Tiger Lily planted in your yard ready for the spring season, we can help! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate today!

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

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Hydrangea petiolaris, more commonly known as the Climbing Hydrangea, is a species of Hydrangea native to Japan, Korea, and Russian Far East. The hydrangea is a climbing vine, climbing as high as 50 feet high. As they are native to woodlands, the hydrangea does best in moist soil in partial shade. During the spring and summer, the vines burst into flowers ranging in color from white to blue to pink. The Climbing Hydrangea especially looks wonderfully climbing up a house exterior wall (just make sure your wall is stable).

To have the Climbing Hydrangea included in your landscape installation for the spring, give us a call today at (585) 381-9000 or request an estimate online today!

Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells' (Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower)

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credit: gardenia.net

Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells', commonly known as Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower, is an extremely popular herbaceous perennial famed for its unique flowers. The Cherry Bells Bellflower grows up to two feet high and spreads up to two and a half feet wide, but many times spreads more vigorously when clustered together. The Bellflower requires full to partial sunlight and  neutral, moist, well drained soil.

The Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower is best known for its downward hanging bell shaped deep red blooms. The Bellflower is a great addition to any backyard garden, as it is easy to grow and provides a unique flair to your space. The Bellflower is also great for any gardener looking to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The flowers are also wonderfully suited for cuttings.

To have the Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower included in your landscape installation today, give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit us at tedcollinst-l.com.

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra spectabilis, more commonly known as Bleeding Heart, is an old fashioned perennial adored for its unique showy hanging flowers. Growing 3 feet tall and wide, the Bleeding Heart does best in partial to full shade and in moist, well-drained soil.

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The Bleeding Heart is well known for being one of the most unique plants in the American garden. Once it blooms in the spring, Its downward hanging flowers are a wonderful sight to admire. The Bleeding Heart comes in a range of colors, from red, to white, to purple. In addition to its beauty, the plant is deer and rabbit resistant and flower consistently every year. Try planting Bleeding Heart with hostas and ferns in a woodland setting or in a shade garden!

To have the Bleeding Heart included in your landscape installation today, request an estimate from us today! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit tedcollinst-l.com.

Viburnum x burkwoodii (Burkwood Viburnum)

Viburnum x burkwoodii, commonly known as Burkwood Viburnum, is a multi-stemmed shrub that ranges from semi to full evergreen. The Burkwood Viburnum grows from 8 to 10 feet tall and has a 6 to 7 foot spread. The Viburnum requires full sunlight to part shade and an average amount of water. Burkwood Viburnum does well in a range of different soils.

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credit: statebystategardening.com

Burkwood Viburnum is prized for its activity throughout the year. In the spring, the shrub explodes into a shower of clusters of white flowers, giving way to red berries that ripen throughout the summer. Burkwood Viburnum is also known for its drought resistance and ability to attract wildlife from backyard birds to butterflies. The Burkwood Viburnum can be used for a range of uses in your yard or garden: as a hedge, screen, or even in a bed or border. Try using the Burkwood Viburnum with Magnolias, Spireas, and Weigelas to create the perfect cottage style garden!

To have the Burkwood Viburnum included in your landscape installation today, request an estimate from us today! Give us a call at (585) 381-9000 or visit tedcollinst-l.com.