New York fern is a soft, deciduous, yellowgreen fern which stands 1-2 ft. high. The frond has a maximum width of 4 in., tapering gradually to both top and bottom. The twicecut, thin foliage gives a rather fine texture and translucent quality to the fern. Fronds emerge singly or in small clusters. It makes a good companion for spring ephemerals, covering the gaps they leave in the woodland garden. $7.50/sq. ft.
A low, evergreen shrub with densely hairy twigs and rounded, terminal clusters of white flowers. Rusty labrador-tea is a small, globular, broadleaf evergreen shrub, to 3 ft. tall, with a picturesque habit created by many erect stems and upright, spreading branches. The smooth, slightly cracked, bark is coppery-orange to reddish-brown. Thick, glossy, narrowly elliptic leaves are aromatic. Upright, bell-shaped flowers comprise flat-topped, terminal clusters. $6.00/ea.
The fronds of cinnamon fern occur in groups, rising from a shallow, black rootstock. Fertile fronds appear first as silvery, furry fiddleheads,
ultimately becoming stiff, erect, and covered with specialized pinnae, which turn their upper portions into a thick spike of fruit dots - turning from green to chocolate brown. Sterile fronds bend outwards forming a vase-shaped circle enclosing the cinnamon fronds. The fern can reach a height of 6 ft. $12.50/ea.
The fronds of interrupted fern occur in groups. Once-pinnate fertile fronds, which are slightly longer, have 2-5 pair of pinnae in the center of the frond which are twice-pinnate and utilized solely for spore bearing. Sterile fronds bend outward forming a vaseshaped circle enclosing the interrupted fronds. This fern can reach a height of 6 ft. $12.00/ea.
Smallish evergreen fern of rock crevices, 10 - 25 cm high; fronds form a network of spreading, mat-like rhizomes. Leaves - single; leathery, green, erect or spreading; blade elongated, tapering to a pointed tip, deeply cut almost to the central axis; leaflets almost altemate, hairiess, margins entire or shallowly toothed, blunt-tipped; central axis basically winged; leafstalk lightly scaled near the base. $7.00/sq. ft
A small, aromatic mound-shaped shrub, 2-4 ft. tall, occurring in dense colonies. Multiple stems with loose, spreading branches. Long, narrow, olive-green leaves, the edges of which have rolled back edges and rounded, fern-like division. Flowers are brown catkins that appear before the leaves unfold. A small nut is enclosed in a bur-like husk. $8.50/sq. ft.
Polytrichum juniperinum is an evergreen Perennial. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. $12.50/sq. ft.
Cushion moss grows in dense clumps ranging from a few centimetres to a metre (1 or 2 inches to more than a yard) in diameter and from 1 to 4 inches high. The clumps can absorb and retain water. Clusters of rootlike structures in the terminal phyllid (leaf) clusters fall and root, forming new cushions. Cushion mosses have lance-shaped phyllids with sharp tips and reddish brown capsules (spore cases), seldom seen, which ripen in autumn. $9.50/sq. ft.
A low, straggling shrub, usually 6 in. to 2 ft. tall and wide. Multiple stems; twiggy branches. Glossy foliage turns from redgreen in spring to dark blue-green in summer to maroon-purple in fall. Small, white, pinktinged, bell-shaped flowers are followed by edible blue fruit. The berries are relished by wildlife and humans alike. $5.90/sq. ft.
A much-branched, stiff, colony-forming shrub, 1-4 ft. tall, with white, tubular flowers in axillary panicles on the previous season growth. Purplish-black, edible berries follow. The small, oval leaves turn shades of orange and crimson in the fall. An upright-branching shrub with small leaves and blue-black berries. The berries on this shrub make is a valuable plant for wildlife. $9.50/sq. ft.
A low creeping evergreen shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), native to northern North America and Eurasia and having drooping clusters of small white or pinkish flowers. The edible red berry of this plant, used to make sauces, jams, and preserves. In both senses also called lingonberry, cowberry. $11.50/sq. ft.
This broadleaf evergreen is usually a 12-20 in. shrub. Evergreen, many-stemmed, thicketforming shrub or sometimes a small tree with short, crooked trunk; stout, spreading branches; a compact, rounded crown; and large, pink flower clusters. Its flowers are very showy. They are bell-shaped, white to pink with deep rose spots inside, and occur in flattopped clusters. The leaves are oval, leathery, and glossy, and change from light-green to dark-green to purple throughout the year. $6.50/sq. ft.
A low, evergreen shrub with densely hairy twigs and rounded, terminal clusters of white flowers. Rusty labrador-tea is a small, globular, broadleaf evergreen shrub, to 3 ft. tall, with a picturesque habit created by many erect stems and upright, spreading branches. The smooth, slightly cracked, bark is coppery-orange to reddish-brown. Thick, glossy, narrowly elliptic leaves are aromatic. Upright, bell-shaped flowers comprise flat-topped, terminal clusters. $12.50/sq. ft.
Rhodora is an erect-branched shrub that seldom grows over 3-4 ft. tall. Oval leaves are hairy underneath and distinctly gray-green. The principal beauty lies in the showy clusters of rose-purple flowers occurring in terminal clusters. The flowers are different from other member of the genus; the 3 upper lobes are almost united to the end and erect, the 2 lower lobes are oblong, divided and spreading. A deciduous shrub with few-flowered terminal clusters of lavender flowers. $8.50/sq. ft.
A low, woody ground cover, wintergreen is grown for its evergreen foliage, flowers, and berries. Two to six inch branches arise from creeping, underground stems and bear 1-2 in. long, oval, shiny, dark green leaves which turn reddish with the advent of cold weather. Small, bell shaped, white to pink flowers hang on short stems from the leaf axils. The creeping stem of this shrub has upright branches with white, bell-shaped, flowers, solitary or in groups of 2 or 3 in the leaf axils Aromatic red berries follow the flowers. $6.50. ft.
The slender 3-6 in. stalks of this perennial, woodland ground cover are topped by a whorl of oval, pointed leaves above which rises a white to greenish, dogwood blossom. Erect stems grow in extensive low patches, with 1 whorl of leaves at top and, just above, a cluster of tiny greenish flowers surrounded by 4 ovate white or pinkish bracts. The flower cluster resembles a single large flower held on a short stalk above leaves. A cluster of bright red berries follows. The leaves are dark-green and shiny in summer, become wine-red in fall. $6.50/sq. ft.
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