Chilean Cabbage Tree
Rare and wonderful Chilean Cabbage Tree. Almost brought to extinction in the 1980’s. Down to 3 specimens in the wild. Now available through seed cultivation. Fantastic large foliage when mature. Unusual and different. Not reliably hardy, protect in winter. Unusual orange flowers. Height 3-7ft
Tower of Jewels
A true garden event when in bloom, Erect, unbranched perennial that towers up to 15ft of red and pink flowers during the second season. Narrow, silvery hairy leaves. A honeybees delight. Biannual, needs mild winter or protection from rain and snow. Equally charming for its exotic foliage. Endemic to the Canary Islands. Seed grown. Can reach towering heights, but 3-6ft is common.
Angel Wings Senecio
Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'
Big silky leaves of dazzling matte silver / white with rippled edges are this plan’ts claim to fame. It’s a tender perennial that is not hardy in our climate. Only hardy in Zones 8-10 – treat it as an annual in the Pacific Northwest. A stunning accent for borders and mixed containers. Best grown in sun or part shade in well draining soil. Grows to 16-18 inches in height.
This herbaceous perennial features startling silver foliage and brilliant white flowers held on branching stems. Blooms early to late summer. Foliage is a rosette of silvery leaves. Suitable for borders, walls, gravel gardens. Best grown in sun on well drained soils. Grows 24-36 inches in height and 18 inches across.
Wonderful Fruiting Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
This dwarf waterwise fruiting tree features edible fruit and beautiful fall colour. In a warm climate, you may even get a crop of small pomegranates. Needs 6 hours of direct sunlight and plenty of warmth. Blooms in summer while fruit matures in fall. Can reach 10ft tall and wide. Hardy in zones 7-11
Silver Dollar Tree
This favourite from down-under is a highly sought after plant amongst foliage collectors. It’s a fast growing waterwise tree that ironically like plenty of water for best growth. Silvery, rounded foliage is held in unique forms on long branches. Can grow to 35-40ft in height in warm climates. Needs winter protection in ours as it is only hardy in zones 8-10
Hass Improved Manzanillo Fruiting Olive
Olea europaea ‘Haas Improved Manzanillo’
This warm climate plant is capable of producing edible olives when given enough heat and light. Needs direct sun, 6+ hours of sun per day. Slow growing to 15-20ft tall and 10-15ft wide. Blooms in late spring. Hardy in zones 8-10
Twiggly Wiggly Tree Daisy
Olearia lineata ‘Dartonii’
This member of the Dan Hinkley Collection offers year round interest with showy flowers, interesting foliage and attractive branching. Blooms in summer. Needs full to part sun and will tolerate most soils, including wet ones. Can reach 6-8ft tall and 5-6ft wide. Hardy in zones 7-11
Lucky Lantern Red Flowering Maple
Abutilon hybrida ‘Nuabred’
This tender shrub features showy red, bell-shaped flowers appear on a compact deciduous plant from July to September. Foliage is dark green and maple-like in shape. Provide winter protection in cool climates. Very heat tolerant. Excellent for summer gardens or containers in the hot sun. Grows 12 inches tall and wide. Hardy in zones 8-10
St Elmos Fire Firecracker Plant
Russelia x ‘St Elmos Fire’
Showy tubular red, long lasting flowers appear on mass on wispy, wiry looking foliage. Blooms spring through fall. It’s a tender perennial that prefers full to part sun and regular watering. Can reach 4-6ft tall and 6-8ft wide in the appropriate climate. Less in ours. Hardy in zones 8-11