Camellia High Fragrance ( Camellia lutchuensis hybrid ) It originated hybridized from New Zealand. It has large, two toned pink, semi-double flowers and alluring fragrance. An upright grower with an open habit, its flowers can reach up to 4" across. Blooms appear in late winter and spring making Camellia 'High Fragrance' the right choice for your garden or container growing. Partial shade partial sun or morning sun is needed for this camellia. Dress up a wall or use in the garden as a shrub or train as an espalier for a formal look. Need regular watering and more often in extreme heat. Use acid soil mixed to planted and acid loving fertilized to feed camellia. History of Camellia--Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. Camellia japonica was imported into the Philippines but is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings. (Available in store only)
Green tea plant ( Camellia Sinensis ) is a long life perennials plant. Best grow them in bright shade or partial shade partial sun or morning sun. Acid-loving plants with moderately water. Fertilized them with organic fertilizer, avoid chemical fertilizer. Trimming to keep a beautiful shape. To make a green tea, dehydrated with a machine or hang dry and keep it in a dry container, young leaves called white tea contains less caffeine than older leaves which contain more caffeine in it.
Grevillea 'Firesprite' - This beautiful hybrid grows to 9-12 feet tall (possibly to 15') by 6-8 feet wide with 10 inch long bright green leaves. Beautiful flowers 5 inch tall racemes of waxy flame-red with green colored flowers. It is somewhat similar to the cultivar 'Long John' but has a slightly less upright habit and paler broader foliage. Plant in full sun or half day sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to regularly. Tolerate light frosts - hybrid vigor may make this plant hardier but to be safe we are only listing it to 30F as this is the temperature we know it has endured so far. It is a beautiful cut flower which last approximately a week in a vase. It is great for a large specimen or as a large screening plant and it can be pruned to a neat rounded shrub. Attractive to birds especially hummingbirds.
Our Nursery carried all different variety of Japanese Maples. For more information please go to column Japanese Maple section.
Leucospermum (Pincushion) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes.
Pincushions are perfect for use in low maintenance low water use gardens. They enjoy the same conditions as natives. They fit very well in the Australian native landscape and most garden styles, from courtyards to large properties. They will give year round color and the added bonus of spectacular cut flowers. The following sections will help you find the right spot for your plant and have it looking its best. Remember, once they are established they more or less look after themselves. All you must do is pick the flowers!
Soil--Growing Pincusion is easy as long as you follow a few simple rules. It is important to ensure your plant have adequate drainage. Pincusions prefer a nice sandy loam or open soil. Some species are less fussy and are quite happy in a heavier soil although they will not survive in heavy clay soils. If you do have heavy soils it will be necessary to improve your soil.
Most varieties need an acidic soil, although some tolerate neutral to alkaline soils. If that's a bit confusing, your local nursery should be able to tell you about your local soil and advise you.
Position--Pincusion thrive best in full sun or at lease half day sun with good air movement. The more sun your plant get, the more flowers they will produce. Pincusion are fairly frost tolerant once established. In winter they can usually handle frosts and some are more frost hardy.
Watering--Pincushion plants are pretty tough once they're established. Water about two to three times a week during a first summer year or allow to dry out between watering times. But be sure, each time you water, water it well.
Feeding--Organic fertilize is the best choice to use feeding plants.
Pruning--Plant can become untidy if let go. Cut the flowers each year and give the plant a good tidy up. Pruning enables you to shape the plant. Removing flowering stems helps keep the bush compact and looking great. Always use sharp secateurs. With young bushes tip prune in spring and late summer. With mature plants prune immediately after flowering.
The Meiwa or Large Round Kumquat (Fortunella.crassifolia) was introduced into the United States from Japan in 1910, but is still somewhat rare here.
Meiwa kumquats are more round in shape and are often referred to as "sweet kumquats". They have few seeds and are best eaten whole.
The Meiwa kumquats are not normally available commercially.
This evergreen/semi-evergreen vine can grow up to 30 feet in height, but is easy to maintain at a much smaller size. Leaves are a mat green, sandpaper-like in texture. Star-shaped flowers are blue to purple in color and in clusters. Heavily bloom during the spring times then bloom on and off throughout the warm season. Plant in full sun or half day sun and water regularly. Not picky about fertilize.
New variety of Rhododendron for Southern California--easy to grow and low maintenance. Similar care as Azalea and Camellia, slow grow and easy to care for. Available in 2 gallon.