Friday, October 30, 2009

Fatsias and Camellias at City Nursery Farm

I know I have already written about the Camellias at City Nursery. They are so impressive that I have to tell you all about them again. If you are an architect, designer or landscaper, take notice.

The Sasanqua Camellias (budded and blooming) are incredibly vigorous- from a distance they look like robust Ligustrum shrubs. In the landscape, these Camellias would work as individual specimens (especially the white-flowering 'Autumn Rocket') or in a group to create an instant hedge.

As you can see from these pictures, the entire crop is PERFECT- dark lustrous green leaves, uniform growth habit, fully budded:
And they are big. These 30-gallon Camellias will have an immediate impact in the landscape:On to the Fastia....

Fatsia (Fatsia japonica) are notoriously difficult to grow in a container. If the soil pH is off or they are even slightly overwatered, they develop infections from Phytopthora and Fusarium. Many of the crops I scout consistantly look like this:
On the other hand, the crop at City Nursery has been healthy all year. These plants have well-developed, white roots and lush foliage:And they all look like this. The wholesale price is very good (call me if you want to know) and you can feel confident that you are going to get a high-quality plant.

3 comments:

  1. Nice post - nursery pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    nursery pictures

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  2. hey ron,

    i'm trying to purchase enough of these to 'hedge' about 65 linear feet of space. the only online resource is brighter blooms (lots of BBB complaints). i live on long island ny and would love to know where to get them. roadwings@gmail.com thanks so much

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