For the last twenty years I’ve looked forward to March and September here at the Nursery. The break in the weather from the prior months is the main reason (except for this year), but not far behind is the fact that we will be receiving our bi-annual deliveries from Iseli Nursery in Oregon. This most recent shipment consisted of several interesting conifers.
Pinus strobus ‘Angel Falls’ – This is a seedling selection from Iseli Nursery which was grown from strobus ‘Pendula’ seed in 1981. It has thin, drooping , light colored needles, very strong weeping habit and a profusion of buds and branching. Named after the world’s tallest waterfall. Growth rate of 12″ per year, probably more than 15′ in 10-15 years. Available in a 6 gallon container.
Pinus strobus ‘Niagra Falls’ – This handsome, cascading White Pine, chosen 2009 Collector’s Conifer of the Year, was found as a sport of ‘Pendula’ and demonstrates a distinct improvement over that familiar landscape tree. The compact, weeping form boasts many draping branches and long, two-tone needles. Every dense, wide specimen developes a unique character and flowing habit that mimicks the action of a roaring Niagara Falls. Growth rate is 6-12″ per year, probably 6-15′ in 10-15 years. Available in a 6 gallon container.
Pinus sylvestris ‘Hillside Creeper’ – Layered branches covered with thick green needles spread vigorously, creating a flat mesa-like form. This selection of hardy Scotch Pine is a lighter shade in winter. ‘Hillside Creeper’ is an attractive alternative for low spreading junipers. Grows 6-12″ per year, probably 6-15′ spread in 10-15 years. Available in 3 gallon and B&B.
Pinus leucodermis ‘Irish Bell’ – This sturdy, dwarf Bosnian Pine boasts a handsome, broadly pyramidal form that stays compact, neat and well-mannered. Trees gradually widen into a classic bell shape, narrow at the top, broader near the ground and about as wide as tall. A mature ‘Irish Bell’ displays a colony of upright branches, each one decorated with tufts of straight green needles and glistening white fascicle. The bright white accent gives the impression that light dances among the needles, a feature that accentuates the beauty of this useful ornamental pine and adds to it’s value as a striking garden specimen. Good choice for year round impact in the garden. Grows 1-6″ per year, probably 1-6′ in 10-15 years. Available in 3 gallon container.
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