We offer a variety of unusual plants for sale,
grown here at our farm in Hopkinton
and hard to find on the market.
We only sell plants to be picked up here in Hopkinton, no shipping.
Please contact Wayne directly for more information.
Not only is hybrid witch-hazel the earliest garden shrub to bloom in southern New England, it is fragrant and generally trouble-free. Its flowers are distinctive. Winter’s freezing temperatures keep witch-hazel’s flowers tightly-held in knobby dormant buds, satisfying an obligatory period of cold before blooming can commence. But generally around mid-February, warmed by sun and above-freezing temperatures, each spidery ¾”-wide fragrant flower petal unfurls (just like a New-Years-Eve-party noise-maker), only to re-furl once again when temperatures drop. This furl-unfurl process continues repeatedly for up to six weeks as temperatures fluctuate between freeze and thaw; I know no hardy woody plant that has a longer bloom period!
Most cultivars of the early-flowering hybrid witch-hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) are the result of a marriage between the Japanese and Chinese species, H. japonica and H. mollis, exploiting the most appealing features of each species. Cultivars bloom profusely, even when young, in shades of yellow, orange and red, growing vigorously in full sun and normal garden soils, typically reaching 15 ft. high and wide after 10+ years. Resistant to deer browse, their exceptional blooms delight the viewer up close or at a distance. Their cut branches make superb late-winter flower arrangements; and in your yard, their blooms contrast appealingly against a background of evergreens,
a dark-colored wall or the sky.
Over 100 plants in #3 to #7 pots are now available comprising
more than 30 named cultivars.
Please contact us now for an updated availability and pricing list:
Adonis amurense opens its flowers in late winter with the first touch of warm sun, often blooming as early as late February or early March in my garden. Lacy, fern-like foliage follows bloom. Develops into spreading foot-wide and larger clumps whose above ground foliage "disappears" as the entire plant enters its dormancy period in early summer.
Bare-root divisions available only in summer and fall when plants are dormant.
Ashe Magnolia (M. macrophylla ashei), is a small-scale subspecies of bigleaf magnolia. A precocious, multi-stem tree, it offers foot-long or larger foliage and grows to about 20 ft.
Huge fragrant flowers, often nearly 12" in diameter in early June.
It blooms at a very young age.
An added bonus is its October display of fist-size, rounded, cone-like fruits that open to reveal rose-salmon-colored seeds.
Please inquire about availability.
Japanese pink woodland peony (Paeonia obovata) is an herbaceous species native to Asia, rarely ofered for sale. Here in Hopkinton it blooms for a week or more in late May with large, showy, yellow-centered single-pink flowers. Deeply-divided grey-green foliage is attractive and pest free all summer. Green claw-like seed pods split open in October to reveal shiny black seeds on red stalks, adding another season of appeal.
Bare-root divisions available only in autumn after frost.
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