Feijoa sellowiana

Feijoa sellowiana

Feijoa sellowiana

The common name for this plant is Pineapple Guava.
Often considered by the timid too tender for us here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, this lovely shrub has flourished through our worst winters–OK that’s a lie: one winter it lost its leaves and died back a little, but normally it looks like it does today (pic in mid December), a beautiful soft evergreen shrub.  In early summer it flowers with fleshy edible sweet flowers (not very filling tho) and in the winter the edible fruits taste like citrus pears. At the moment the only size we have is field grown: $75.00.

Size: Field grownPrice: $75.00

Aratama (Acer palmatum ‘Aratama’)

Acer palmatum 'Aratama'

Aratama is one of the brightest and most colorful red dwarfs (5′ in 10 years) because somehow it appears multi-colored a good portion of the year, so it sort of shakes up the eye. As luck would have it, the only picture I took is when it was uniform bright red when the best color is in the fall when it is all over the map.  maybe next year.

Size: 1 gallonPrice: $25.00
Size: 2 gallonPrice: $50.00
Size: Field grownPrice: $105.00

Styrax japonica ‘Evening Light’

This new introduction from Plant Haven is stunning. The foliage is a shiny purple turning dark green in the shade and the bell flowers opening in June really stand out. There are some other new Styraxes coming out, but this is my favorite. And can you believe I have that stupid hose in the background? Zone 5.

Styrax j. 'Evening Light'

Styrax j. 'Evening Light'

Size: 1 gallonPrice: $50.00

Fuyu (Diosporos lotos ‘Fuyu’)

Fuyu (Diosporos lotos 'Fuyu')

Fuyu (Diosporos lotos 'Fuyu')

These are the pumpkin shaped persimmons that you can eat firm. It is early December and mine are still hanging on the bare tree. I bring them in and let them sit for a day or two and they are delicious. I don’t think the tree is hardier than zone 6. It gets about 15 feet tall and has glossy green somewhat leathery leaves. One of my favorites.

Size: Field grownPrice: $95.00