Monrovia Announces New Plant Varieties for 2014

with thick, lustrous, fern-shaped leaves. Shiny blue-black berries mature by late summer or autumn. With excellent resistance to black stem rust, this easy-care selection is perfect for a woodland setting or wildlife garden. A moderate grower, it will reach seven to 10 feet tall and four to five feet wide.

Brookside Miniature Lily of the Valley

Pieris japonica

‘Brookside Miniature

USDA Zones 6 – 9

This slow-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub has plentiful clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring. The small, tight foliage emerges chartreuse before maturing to green. Its small stature makes it a perfect choice for small spaces. Slow growing, reaching two to three feet tall and wide. Partial to full sun.

Formosan Fingers™ Pittosporum

Pittosporum illiciodes

‘MonToroko’

USDA Zones 7 – 10

An excellent, compact selection made by Dan Hinkley, this rare, evergreen species was discovered in Taiwan. This handsome, upright evergreen shrub is clad with remarkably long and narrow eight-inch leaves on a moderately sized framework. Slightly fragrant creamy white flowers in spring result in resplendent crops of orange-red berries in autumn. Striking as a specimen, or in a mass planting. Reaches up to six feet tall and wide.

Tasman Ruffles Pittosporum

Pittosporum

tenuifolium ‘Tasman Ruffles’

USDA Zones 7 – 10

One of the best and hardiest selections of this New Zealand native species, this evergreen shrub has clean, creamy white marginated foliage on a dense, conical framework reaching 10 feet tall. Another great addition to our Dan Hinkley Collection, it is certainly one of the most distinctive, tidy and low maintenance hedging plants for a contemporary garden setting.

Golden Duchess™ Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

‘MonKinn’ P.P.A.F.

USDA Zones 4 – 7

Deserving of a regal name, the crowning glory of Golden Duchess™ is her brilliant golden yellow foliage on graceful, arching branches. A dwarf shrub with an outstanding low, mounding form, this new selection shows improved sun tolerance. A wonderful choice for woodland, rock garden or container specimen, plant in mass for a truly dramatic effect. It will reach three to four feet tall and three to five feet wide. Prefers a dappled shade position in the garden. This selection was discovered at Monrovia’s Oregon nursery by craftsman

Ron Kinney as a sport of Tsuga canadensis.

For more information, visit www.monrovia.com.

 

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