The Tree and Shrub Lot

At Stanley’s we have a huge assortment of trees and shrubs for all your landscaping needs.  New varieties are arriving all of the time. We have a huge assortment on site. In our collection we are best known for growing our own wide assortment of fruit trees, roses, hydrangeas, dogwoods, and much more! Another distinctive trait of Stanley’s is that we try carry unique items not found anywhere in this area.


New and old favorites for the 2014 growing season

We will grow two new varieties of Buddleia and two favorites this year.
Favorites for 2014
Buddleia Butterfly Bush ‘Miss Molly’ Miss Molly pushes the color spectrum with dark sangria-red blooms. Miss Molly is 4-5’ tall and wide. Proven Winner variety.
Buddleia Butterfly Bush ‘Miss Ruby’ Miss Ruby is a sweetheart of a plant with vivid rich pink blooms. Miss Ruby has a 4-5’ compact shape. Proven Winner variety.
New Proven Winner Varieties for 2014
Buddleia Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip Jr’ The next generation of Lo & Behold is smaller, less brittle and has attractive silver-green leaves. Flowers from summer to frost. With a 20-28” compact size. Proven Winner variety
Buddleia Lo & Behold ‘Pink Micro Chip’ Pink color is a new look for the Lo & Behold series. “Pink Micro Chip’ is a small compact 18-24” size, flowering summer to frost. Proven Winner variety.
Spring Meadow has several new Boxwoods in their offering this year. We will have available in July these new varieties.
Buxus Boxwood ‘Green Beauty’ This new variety has durable dark green foliage, with heat and drought resistance. ‘Green Beauty’ also shows resistance to boxwood blight.
Buxus Boxwood ‘John Baldwin’ This upright conical shaped boxwood makes a good hedge with a size of 2-3’ tall & wide. ‘John Baldwin’ shows resistance to boxwood blight.
Buxus Boxwood insularis ‘Nana’ Fast growing and low spreading 6-8’ tall & wide. Blue-green foliage shows resistance to boxwood blight.
Buxus Boxwood ‘Green Ice’ This hardy globe hold green color in winter, and does not have the boxwood fragrance. Green Ice is a vigorous grower to 3’ tall & wide.
Buxus Boxwood ‘Winter Gem’ Winter Gem is a popular evergreen for small hedges. This variety shows resistance to the boxwood blight.
New Proven Winner Clematis variety
Clematis ‘Pink Mink ‘Pink Mink’ is easy to grow award winning, with lots of pink on pink blooms from early summer to fall.
Favorites returning for the 2014 season
Cytisus Scotch Broom ‘Hollandia’ Prized for fragrant summer flowers and yellow fall color. An upright shrub adaptable to wet soil and shady locations. North American Native.
Cytisus Scotch Broom ‘Lena’ Maroon buds open to dazzling lemony yellow to orange flowers in late May.
Deutzia ‘Yuki Snowflake’ This Proven Winner is an extra heavy bloomer with elegant white spring flowers.
Euonymus ‘Blondy’ A colorful shrub with bright yellow stems,with clear yellow prints in the center of each leaf. This Proven Winner variety is a crowd pleaser that is 18-24” with a compact habit.
Euonymus ‘White Album’ This Proven Winner is a gardeners favorite, with cream borders with evergreen leaves. ‘White Album is a compact 18-24” great for borders.
Hibiscus ‘Lil’ Kim’ A dwarf hibiscus with dainty white flowers punctuated by a showy red eye. Great for containers. Grows 3-4’ tall and wide
Hibiscus ‘Lil’ Kim Violet’ Also a dwarf form that has the same habit as Lil’ Kim except with plum-violet flowers.
Hibiscus ‘Chiffon White’ Large single white flowers are adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom. Grows 8-12’ tall.
Hibiscus ‘Satin Blue’ This large, single, rich blue flowers are certain to draw attention in any summer garden. Blue Satin is a strong growing, uniform variety with rich color. Grows 8-12’ tall.
Humulus ‘Summer Shandy’ A variety of Hops was bred for its ornamental appeal. The bright golden-yellow foliage of this vine is colorful all season. Less aggressive growth than other varieties. It is well-suited to home gardens.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Paraplu’ Mophead blooms of rich, vibrant candy pink to intense hot pink. Big leaf hydrangea with doubled florets. It's a stunning effect! Paraplu holds up well in the heat. Grow 3’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Diva’ Super-sized blooms. This new reblooming hydrangea has sepals the size of your palm and baby blue (or pink) lace-cap blooms as big as a dinner plate. Grow 2-3’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Cityline Berlin’ Clear pink colored flowers are the largest in the series changing to an attractive green shade with age. The strongest growing plant in the group. Grows 1-3’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Cityline Mars’ A small plant with strong stems and big variegated flowers. Big, long lasting blooms change to green with age. Grows 1-3’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Moonlight’ Strong rebloomer with large, rich pink mophead flowers. Strong stems. Beautiful bronze fall color. Grows 2-3’tall and wide.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Bobo’ This dwarf hydrangea will rebloom. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. In fall they can turn pinkish. Grow 3’ tall and 4’ wide.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ A dwarf selection of oak leaf hydrangeas. Beautifully bright chartreuse foliage in the early season that turnsbrillant red in the fall. Grows 3-4’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pillow Talk’ This hydrangea changes from bright lime-green matures into white then blush-pink blooms as summer progresses. Large, full panicle blooms and sturdy stems. Grows 6-8’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ An extremely popular hydrangea whose summer flowers turn quickly to pale pink then a deep-rose. It is low-growing and compact. Grows 4-5’ tall and wide
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ Gorgeous native hydrangea with stunning white flower clusters. Bloom season is much longer than single flower species; florets continue to open throughout summer. In fall when the foliage turns brilliant purple and crimson. Blooms on old wood. Deciduous. Grows 5-6’ tall and wide.
Ilex holly ‘Compacta’ Great alternative to a boxwood, it has glossy dark green foliage on a pyramidal plant. 3-4’ tall and wide.
Ilex holly ‘Shamrock’ Stands out with bright glossy green foliage and a compact upright habit. 3-4’ tall and wide
Ilex winterberry ‘Berry Heavy’ Produces copious amounts of bright red berries to be enjoyed in fall and winter. The berries can also be cut for use in floral arrangements. Use Mr. Poppins as the male pollinator. Grows 6-8’ tall and wide.
Ilex winterberry ‘Berry Poppins’ An excellent, heavy fruiting dwarf variety, Berry Poppins is ideal for gardeners who want bright winter color. Use Mr. Poppins as a pollinator. Grows 3-4’ tall and wide.
Ilex winterberry ‘Little Goblin’ The first ever tetraploid winterberry brings you extra big and abundant rich-red berries on a dwarf plant. Grows 3-5’ tall and wide.
Itea ‘Little Henry’ A compact native plant with bright red fall color and pure white bottle-brush shaped bloom sin the early summer. Grows 3’ tall and wide.
Lonicera ‘Sugar Mountain Blue’ A variety of honeysuckle reminiscent of blue berries and raspberries. A native shrub is easy to grow and produces it’s best crop when planted with other varieties such as ‘Sugar Mountain Kalinka’
Lonicera ‘Sugar Moutain Kalinska’ A high-yielding variety of with fruits about 1” long. Best planted with ‘Sugar Mountain Blue’ for a higher yield crop.
Lycium Goji Berry ‘Big Lifeberry’ Big Lifeberry produces extra large fruit full of antioxidants. Easy to grow and like full sun. Best if staked.
Lycium Goji Berry ‘Sweet Lifeberry’ Extra-sweet fruit, perfect for staking.
Pyscarpus Ninebark ‘Summer Wine’ Dark crimson-red leaves. Great for containers or in your landscape. Grows 5-6’ tall and wide.
Pysocarpus Ninebark ‘Tiny Wine’ A dwarf variety of ninebark. Tiny Wine has dark-maroon foliage and white flowers in the late spring. Grows 3-4’ tall and wide.
Pysocarpus ‘Red Robe’ This ninebark variety has yellow-orange spring foliage in the spring and turns to burgundy-red in the fall. White flowers with a purple cast to them appear in the early spring. Grows 6-8’ tall and wide.
Salix caprea ‘French Pussy Willow’ French pussy willow is favorite for cutting branches. Silver-pink catkins make a great dried arrangement and even prettier medium-sized tree. Grow 12-15’ tall and wide
Salix gracil ‘Melanostachys’ A black pussy willow with rich black catkins and darks stems. A beautiful medium growing tree with a max height of 10 ft.
Reblooming varieties of shrubs for 2014
Azalea ‘Bloom-A-Thon Red’ Reblooming bright crimson-red flowers pop against the dark green foliage. Grows 3’ tall and wide.
Azalea ‘Bloom-A-Thon White’ Large single-white flowers sprinkled with green freckles on the upper petals that rebloom throughout the summer. Grows 2.5’ tall and wide.
Azalea ‘Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink’ Incredible doubled bright pink flowers that continue to bloom through the fall. Grows 3’ tall and wide.
Azalea ‘Bloom-A-Thon Lavender’ Large ruffled lavender flowers sprinkled with deeper rose freckles through the throat. Grows 3’ tall and 4’ wide.
Rhododendron ‘Bollywood’ Bright neon-red flowers engilf this compact semi-evergreen Azalea in the spring. The silver and dark green variegated foliage supplies color for the rest of the year. Grows 1.5-2’ tall and wide.
Syringa ‘Bloomerang Purple’ Classic lilac fragrance for months instead of weeks! Blooms in the spring then again throughout the summer. Grows 4-5’ tall and wide.
Syringa ‘Bloomerang Dark Purple’ Dark Purple is bigger than the original Bloomerang Purple lilac, and has larger, more rounded inflorescenses. This is a strong grower. Grows 4-6’ tall and wide.
New for us in 2014
Heptacodium (also known as Seven-Son Flower) This large arching shrub or small tree, has glossy dark green leaves, exfoliating bark. But best of all fragrant creamy late summer flowers. Grows up to 10-20’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Gal’ Full panicles of large white blooms, these flowers are large compared to it’s size. Grows 5-6’ tall and wide
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Star’ Doubled star-shaped panicle bloom clusters. Individual petals are pointed. Grows 5-6’ tall and wide.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Lime Rickey’ Large full, lime-green, mophead flowers appear each summer. Grow 3-4’ tall and wide.
Prunus lauroceras ‘Chestnut Hill’ A more compact selection of cherry laurels. Does not exceed 4’ and has white flowers in April-May, contrasting with dark glassy green evergreen foliage.
Also new for 2014 available in July are these new varieties:
Ilex ‘Berry Heavy Gold’ The winterberry with the biggest and brightest gold berries yet. Use Mr. Poppins as a pollinator. Grows 6-8’ tall.
Hydrangea ‘Munchkin’ This oakleaf hydrangea offers a profusion of large, 6-1/2 inch long blossoms that open white, age to pink. Foliage turns a brilliant mahogany in fall. Grows 3’tall and 4’ wide.
Hydrangea ‘Let’s Dance Blue Jangles’ Part of the reblooming series, this hydrangea is compact and has rich blue mophead flowers. Grows 2-3’tall and wide.
Lagerstrom ‘Double Feature’ This semi-dwarf crape myrtle variety has wine –red new growth and abundant ruby-red blooms. It flowers from late June-October. Grows 6-8’ tall and wide.
Our Proven Winner Hydrangea Selection to be in bloom and ready for Mother’s Day 2014:
Hydrangea ‘Cityline Rio’ A small to medium, early blooming selection with large flowers long lasting that range from strong blue to purple. Grows 4’tall and 3’ wide.
Hydrangea ‘Cityline Paris’ Intense pink-red summer flowers are long lasting and change to green as they age. Mildew resistant. Grows 4’tall and 3’wide.
Hydrangea ‘Cityline Venice’ An improved hybrid from Germany that has tight sturdy stems. Intense fuchsia or blue color blooms. Grows 3’tall and 4’wide.
Hydrangea ‘Let’s Dance Big Easy’ Huge mophead blooms that change from pinkish-green to pink and often back to green. Grows 2-3’tall and wide.
Hydrangea ‘Tuff Stuff’ Improved bud and stem hardiness and the ability to flower on new wood. Reddish-pink lacecap flowers. Will produce flowers right up to the first frost. Grows 2-3’ tall and wide.

How to Cut Back a Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle is a beautiful flowering tree that blooms on new wood. 

For more flowers, as well as a stronger plant, prune it in late winter to early spring. If you don't prune at all, the photo on the bottom left shows how last year's seed pods remain on the plant aftyer it leafs out.

Trace back from the tip of a stem to where it meets a branch, and make a cut about 6 inches above this intersection. New branches will emerge just below the cut, set buds and bloom. If it's an established tree, remove suckers from the base. Done each spring, the tree will produce lots beautiful blooms and maintain an attractive shape.

Crape Myrtle without pruning Crape Myrtle-pruned properly

Without pruning, old seed pods detract
from the 
new foliage and flowers

Pruning crape myrtle creates 
stronger branches and more flowers
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