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Shrubs

Ornamental Shrubs & Natives

We have a diverse selection of shrubs available from broad-leaf evergreens, like Holly, Pieris, & Rhododendrons, to general ornamentals, like Butterfly Bushes, Lilac, Rose of Sharon, & Barberries.  Your sunny, shady, or drought-prone landscape will find that we have the perfect shrubs for your area.

Out in the nursery we try to carry each different plant variety in a few different sizes to suit the needs of our individual customers and their landscape projects. Sizes generally start at a 1 gallon size pot and increase up to 5 gallon and sometimes larger depending on the shrub type.

We also carry Native shrubs and perennials.   These are usually all in one area although quite a few of the native perennials will still be found in the perennial area.

Trees

Ornamental Trees

There is something to be said for beauty of a shade tree.  They create places for the song birds to nest and raise families, they shade and cool our tired bodies and homes, and they just look great in a landscape.

At Greenhurst you can expect to find many varieties of the following trees: Maple, Birch, Katsura, Smoke Trees, Hawthorns, Beech, Ash, Gingko, Honey Locust, Oak, Mulberry, Willows, Elm, Zelkova, & others…

You can find our trees in as small as 1 gallon size pots and sometimes as large as 25 gallon size pots. The larger caliper trunk sizes are generally between 1 and 2 inches.  Please come and check them out or call for specifics.

Conifers

Conifers

Conifers are plants that have needle-like or scale-like foliage.  Although some have harder woods than typical hardwood trees Conifers generally have a softer wood and are sometimes referred to as ‘Softwoods’.  They are usually evergreen (but not always) and produce cones.

We carry a large selection of different types of Conifers, some in ground cover, shrubby, pillar, weeping, pom-pom, spiral, and the classic upright form.

Our conifers are spread out in a few different areas of the nursery (depending on their needs and their type) and come in many different sizes ranging from 1 gallon pots to 25 gallon size pots.  Be sure to ask us for assistance if you can’t seem to find what you are looking for.

Common Conifers we carry are Cedars, Firs, Cypress, Junipers, Redwoods, Spruce, Pine, Yews, Arborvitae, Hemlock, and various others…

Nut & Fruit Trees

Fruit & Nut Trees

Our fruit trees are one of the most popular food-producing plants we carry. Because of the high desirability of these trees you should try to come in early in the season and pick out the trees you want if you want a very specific variety.  It’s first-come first-choice and every year certain popular groups sell out fast.

We also bring in a few of the very small dwarf varieties for those that have little space in their gardens but still need to have their fruit trees.

We carry a very diverse selection of Apples, Apricots, Apriums, Cherries, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Pluots, Prunes,  Combination Trees, Espaliered, Almonds, Paw Paws, Chestnuts, Filberts, Walnuts, Mulberrys and others…

Flowering Trees

Flowering Trees

You know it’s spring when all of the trees around town are brilliant shades of pink, red, white, yellow, and other colors.  The nursery itself becomes a stunning array of blossoms, buds, and beauty and is worth a trip even if you’re not in the market for a new tree.

Wonderful for lining paths, driveways, and sidewalks, Flowering Trees are sure to impress all those that set their eyes upon them.

We carry beautiful Flowering Cherries, Flowering Plums, Flowering Pears, Magnolias, Elderberrys, Dogwood Trees, Redbuds, & Crabapples.

Bamboo

Bamboo

If you’ve got an itch for something just a little exotic Bamboo can do the trick.

Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world.  Some varieties are capable of growing up to 2 ft or more in 1 day. If you need a plant that will deliver on growth-performance then Bamboo is your plant.  Bamboo has the potential to grow to full height and girth in a single season if they have the optimal conditions.

When selecting a Bamboo be sure to take care and know which type of Bamboo you are getting.  Do you want a ‘clumping’ Bamboo or a ‘running’ Bamboo? ‘Clumping’ Bamboo tend to spread fairly slowly while the ‘running’ types can spread widely underground and send up new shoots where you may or may not want them.  This can be controlled in the short-term by a physical barrier such as concrete or strong rolled plastic barriers set directly & deeply in the soil around the Bamboo.  Long-term control of the ‘running’ varieties generally requires removal of the portions of the plant that are undesirable as barrier methods eventually may fail.  The barriers can also increase the likelihood of your Bamboo becoming root-bound and becoming sickly looking.

 

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples are a highly sought-after and stunning addition to your garden with their various growth habits and leaf colorations.  You can find weeping, dwarf and semi-dwarf, variegated, and uprights here at the nursery in a wide range of colors from striking reds, burgundies, purples, greens, to mixed red-greens.  The elegance brought to a landscape with a Japanese Maple is unmistakable.

In our climate we recommend planting your new Japanese Maple in a protected area away from the hot summer sun.

We love our Japanese Maples here at the Nursery and you will find a beautiful example every few feet in our Lath-House.  We carry over 70 varieties of Japanese Maples.  Here are a few names to tease you with: Okagami, Red Dragon, Bloodgood, Fireglow, Higasayama, and many more…

Japanese Maples fly out the door so be sure to give us a call if you want a specific variety.

Dwarf Shrubs & Trees

Dwarf Shrubs & Trees

When you have a small yard you need a landscaping plan that won’t out-grow your space in a year or two.  This is where dwarf shrubs & trees come in and do a job their larger counterparts could only dream of.

The Hinoki Cypress, Dwarf Cypress, Dwarf Gingko, Mini Juniper, Dwarf Mugo Pine, Dwarf Chinese Elm are all going to be good choices depending on the size of your space.  Some dwarfs will only grow to a foot or two in 10 years time, but please keep in mind that ‘dwarf’  is a relative term and some dwarf trees can eventually reach about 15′ at full maturity, instead of 50′ or more of the full sized trees.  Be sure to do a little research and know what to expect. Some dwarf trees are so small that they are treated as ground-covers, like the Dwarf Mugo Pines.

That being said many dwarf trees are perfect for flanking the entrance to your home, do well as patio trees, look great in small designs and rock gardens.