Unbeatable Plants for the Maritime Northwest Garden
Fargesia A non running clumping bamboo thats evergreen and fast growing. Depending on the variety can range from 6-8' to 12-18' tall. Did I mention its shade tolerant AND deer resistant? Beautiful soft texture complements other shade loving broadleaf and needled evergreens well.
Lime Glow Juniper ( Juniperus )
Lime Glow Juniper is a low growing evergreen shrub with soft feathery textured foliage that is bright chartreuse yellow when new, fading to a slightly darker lime green when mature. Works great as a groundcover, or for colorful accents and borders.
Cold Hardy Palm: Trachycarpus wagnerianus (Dwarf Windmill Palm)
Although similar to Trachycarpus fortunei, Trachycarpus wagnerianus is much more elegant with smaller leaves which are held upright. This makes it more resistant to both the wind and cold. In many ways this palm has a superior form to fortunei and will likely end up replacing it. The source of the picture below is the Palm House in the UK. From the picture above you can clearly see the upright form with smaller leaves. Another thing that makes wagnerianus interesting is the distance between…
Purple Wisteria Tree
Fragrant Purple Flowers- Now in Tree Form! - • Drought tolerant, so you don't have to water • Pest & disease resistant- no spraying! • Fragrant blooms you can smell from a distance • Adapts to many soils and conditions Giant purple flowers explode on your 8-10 ft tree in the spring. Extremely fragrant, you'll...
Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku')
A picture of the bark of a Coral Bark Japanese Maple. This maple has incredible fall foliage that turns golden yellow. The red twigs are very pronounced in the winter when the tree has no leaves. This maple is a fast grower with a beautiful vase shape. Photo courtesy of Fairdale/Countryside Nursery.