Due the excessive heat last weekend, we have extended our tickled pink sale! In the past, pink has been associated with femininity. While that’s sometimes still true, we also use words like gentleness, happiness, and grace to relate to the color pink. Right now in our Garden Shop, the color pink means SALE! This means that all of our perennial flowers on the Pink Table are now 30% OFF! So if you are looking to add a little happiness and grace to your garden, stop by the pink table in perennials and pick up a few pink flowers (or more).
30% OFF Magnolia Trees and Japanese Maples
As a featured bonus, we are also putting all Magnolia trees and Japanese Maples on sale for 30% OFF as well. These are both small to mid-sized trees, with Magnolias growing to a height of 10-25 feet, and Japanese Maples topping out at 25 feet. Magnolias have the largest flowers of any of the trees cold-hardy to this region. These large flowers, large leaves, and exotic scents are a great addition to any garden. Magnolia are spring bloomers. Their flowers are pure white or have touches of pink or lavender, depending on the variety. Contrary to popular belief, Magnolias are not strictly a tree of the southern states, but are native to Illinois as well. We have many different varieties and sizes of Japanese Maple – See below for a few of those!
All of these sales have been extended through Wednesday (7/27)
Take a stroll through the Gift and Garden Shop or search through the descriptions below:
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’
A wonderful hybrid magnolia selection, known for its early spring bloom in froths of fragrant white flowers and picturesque habit of growth; fast growing and very hardy, flowers from a young age, excellent as a feature tree in the front yard. Will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. Full sun to partial shade with evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth.
A hybrid magnolia selected for its spectacular lavender cup-shaped flowers in spring before the leaves and improved hardiness; a small, reasonably compact shrub, effective as a solitary specimen in the garden. Will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. Full sun to partial shade with evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth.
Magnolia sieboldii ‘Colossus’
The white flowers of ‘Colossus’ are up to five inches across (as opposed to the one to two inches of the plain species) and can continue blooming for up to three months. This quick grower can reach 25 feet tall, and is more tolerant of heat and sun than the wild form. Full sun to partial shade with evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth.
Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star ‘
An ideal accent tree for smaller home landscapes, features extremely fragrant star-shaped snow-white flowers in early spring, upright and multi-stemmed with neat foliage; one of the hardiest, although flowers are occasionally damaged by late spring frosts. Star Magnolia will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. Full sun to partial shade with evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth.
Here’s a sampling of the Japanese Maples that we have in stock:
Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’ (Trompenburg Japanese Maple)
This cultivar’s unique leaf shape, combined with the tree’s naturally beautiful structure and color make it an excellent choice for the garden as a focal point; a favorite for its incredible crimson fall color. Trompenburg Japanese Maple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ (Bloodgood Japanese Maple)
Possibly the most popular of all feature trees for the home landscape, with rich burgundy-purple palm-shaped foliage all season long and a very artistic spreading growth habit; put it in the front yard and give it lots of room to grow. Bloodgood Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade.
Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ (Butterfly Variegated Japanese Maple)
Stunning small deeply-toothed leaves are green with bold silver edges and hints of rose during summer; elegant vase shape habit; Japanese maples are the most coveted of all small landscape trees, having almost the perfect shape, habit, and fall color. Butterfly Variegated Japanese Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade.