Rare & Unusual __________________________________________________________________
Foliage Farm offers many rare or unusual plants with a distinctive
look for gardeners who desire a focal point or special site plant and for
hardcore collectors who appreciate the marvels of nature.
Many of the
evergreen selections are conifers which have been grafted to preserve
abnormalities of shape, color, or branching pattern. Plants like Weeping Blue
Atlas Cedar, Vanderwolf Pine, or Klein’s Nest Fir are examples of
Dwarf selections of Hinoki Cypress and Mugo
Pine are some choices for containers and small gardens while the narrow
ascending habit of Green Arrow Alaskan Cedar is a great tight site choice.
Some evergreens are uncommon when grafted
on an upright stem or standard, such as Globe Blue Spruce on standard or Rock
Garden Juniper on standard.
Leaf type shrubs such as Dwarf Lilac and
Peegee Hydrangea are also grafted on standards as oddities for the
Foliage Farm spring stocks over 40
different cultivars of unusual conifers. Our handout sheet with descriptions and
growth rates can help you make the right choice.
Japanese Maples are also popular
unusual choices, many with spectacular fall color. Spreading selections like Red
Dragon or Waterfall are “dissectum” types with finely cut or dissected leaves.
Upright forms of Lion’s Mane or Coral Bark Maple are available along with old
standbys like Bloodgood and Sumi Nagashi. We offer Japanese Maples in smaller #2
pot sizes up to larger Balled and Burlapped (B&B) or #15