Retail Availability - Spring 2014: VINES

 

Running list for 2014 as of May 27th- please check for current availability

 


Actinidia 'Silver Lining'
Actinidia pilosula
Akebia longiracemosa 'Victors Secret'
Aristolochia sempervirens
Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'
Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'
Clematis tibetana var. vernayi
Ficus carica x pumila 'Ruth Bancroft'
Ficus sarmentosa var. nipponica
Hydrangea seemanii x serratifolia
Jasminum mesnyi 'Gold Tip'
Jasminum officinale 'Argenteovariegatum'
Jasminum officinale 'Aureovariegatum'
Jasminum polyanthum 'Variegata'
Kadsura coccinea
Kadsura japonica
Lapageria rosea
Lardizabala biternata RCH 425
Lonicera confusa
Lonicera japonica 'Gold Nancy'
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'
Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'
Pileostegia viburnoides
Rosa banksiae 'Purezza'
Schisandra propinqua var. sinensis
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Silver Slipper'
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Chirimen'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Goshiki'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Oblanceolatum'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Chirimen'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Red Top'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Sunrise Brocade'
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Variegatum'
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor'
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'
Veronicastrum stenostachyum ssp. stenostachyum

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Actinidia 'Silver Lining' kiwi
A lovely, small, deciduous vine, shared with us by plantsman Ted Stephens. A bit more diminutive than other kiwis, growing to a dainty 10 ft or so, with narrow, platinum leaves and small flowers, truly insignificant unless you happen to be another kiwi. Tolerates sun but the foliage is most attractive in light shade. Enjoys good drainage and regular summer water. Has tested happily through USDA zone 7 winters.
Actinidiaceae

Actinidia pilosula

Actinidia pilosulavariegated kiwi
Stunning and rarely seen kiwi with long narrow leaves tipped in a bold white that contrasts brilliantly with the basic green foliage, the coloration appearing and/or becoming more pronounced on mature vines. A deciduous vine, to 15-20 ft, with unusual flowers, clusters of pink blossoms, in spring. Originally from East Asia, these are vigorous growers, best with support in full sun to dappled shade or even full shade. Give them rich soil, moist and well-drained. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Actinidiaceae

Akebia longiracemosa 'Victors Secret'

Akebia longiracemosa 'Victors Secret'chocolate vine
Most unusual for the genus with attractive evergreen leaves, almost butterfly-like, and racemes, to 5" or more, of vibrant purple-pink flowers lasting a long season. Otherwise the same fascinating (intimidating?) fruit aging to a nearly metallic blue. All this on a vine of about 10 ft; not as vigorous as some others. Full sun for best flowering though perfectly at home in shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7, to just above 0F.
Lardizabalaceae

Aristolochia sempervirens

Aristolochia sempervirensevergreen dutchman's pipe
Cool evergreen vine or goundcover, native to the Mediterranean, with heart-shaped leaves and in spring through fall "Dutchman pipe" flowers, yellow-throated, purplish tubes. Reaches 5 - 15 ft tall and thrives in sunny to partly shaded, gardens tolerating summer drought or water. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Aristlolchiaceae

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Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'
Stunning, white and sweetly fragrant, star-shaped flowers nearly cover the long and leathery, dark green foliage of this vigorous, evergreen vine in spring. A fast grower, to 10-25 ft tall at maturity and spreading to 5-6 ft wide, these can climb, travel along fences, or scramble along the ground as a ground cover. Best where the flowers can be seen and enjoyed. Enjoys sun to light shade on top and shaded feet to keep cool. Regular summer water. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.

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Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'
Vigorous, evergreen, vine with creamy, bell-shaped, sweetly scented flowers in profusion November through March. Not the showiest of clematis, but a welcome winter performer with dark green leaves that bronze a bit in the cold. Silky seedheads add interest, persisting into summer. Plant out of winter winds in bright light where roots are cool and foliage is in the sun. Prefers regular summer water and good drainage. Very nice in containers. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8.
Ranunculaceae

Clematis tibetana var. vernayi

Clematis tibetana var. vernayi
It is hard to believe this strikingly architectural vine is a relative of the loved and maligned C. tangutica.  Reaches to about 10 ft, with finely dissected leaves looking as if they have been cut from metal.  From mid to late summer and into the fall, waxy, six-petalled, yellow flowers appear looking as if they have been cut from orange rind. These are followed by large, fluffy, white seed heads every bit as beautiful as the flowers. An easy grower in dappled shade to full sun.  Drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy from 6F to near 0F, mid USDA zone 7 and below.
Ranunculaceae

Ficus carica x pumila 'Ruth Bancroft'

Ficus carica x pumila 'Ruth Bancroft'
Vining shrub seldom exceeding 4-6 ft in height, that clamors through deciduous shrubs & against walls. This cultivar, found in Ruth Bancroft's garden, has the same mitten-shaped leaves, to 3-4", but more gracefully lobed. Fegs are tiny, to only 1 cm. For sun to shade in damp or drought though average summer water is best. Essentially evergreen, but deciduous below 15 to 18F, mid USDA zone 8, and freeze-back at 10 to 15F. Resprouts from upper USDA zone 7.
Moraceae

Ficus sarmentosa var. nipponica

Ficus sarmentosa var. nipponica
This cousin of the more common F. pumila, slightly tougher and a bit slower growing, has leathery pointed leaves of about 2-3” and the climbing, clinging, grasping, scraping, prying habits that we all desire… We have ours climbing the trunk of a trachycarpus palm, making a lovely green column. Shade or sun and occasional summer water for more vigorous growth. The best news: it has survived 0F, USDA zone 7, with little damage, though we still suggest mulching, at least where possible, when the next arctic express arrives.
Moraceae

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Hydrangea seemanii x serratifolia
Wow. Huge balloon shaped white flowers on this self-clinging, evergreen hydrangea. What more could you ask for? his hybrid by Martin Grantham of San Francisco grows quickly to 20 ft or more. Half sun is best with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 with protection from most severe cold.
Hydrangeaceae

Jasminum mesnyi 'Gold Tip'

Jasminum mesnyi 'Gold Tip'primrose jasmine
Similar to Jasminum mesnyi 'Full Moon' but with leaves that are variegated gold and green, creating a mounding texture. Also a mounding shrub to 4-5 ft or a vine to 10 ft or more. Sun for best color but very adaptable to shade. Cheerful, too. Flowers are similar as well, pale yellow appearing from spring through autumn. Drought tolerant though appreciates occasional summer water in dry climates. Frost hardy to 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8. Also known as Jasminum primulinum,
Oleaceae

Jasminum officinale 'Argenteovariegatum'

Jasminum officinale 'Argenteovariegatum'variegated poet's jasmine
Lovely and vigorous, deciduous vine, with gray-green leaves edged in white and emerging very red in spring. A climber to 10-12 ft or so, but easily kept smaller. Blossoms are white and very fragrant in mid summer to early fall. Plant in good, rich soil in full sun or part shade with summer water for best appearance. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will love you. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Oleaceae

Jasminum officinale 'Aureovariegatum'

Jasminum officinale 'Aureovariegatum'variegated poet's jasmine
Vigorous, twining, variegated poet's jasmine with green, gold-splashed foliage on vines that quickly reach 14 ft tall on a trellis or winding through tall shrubs or trees, adding bright color and, in summer, the exquisitely sweet aroma of the abundant white flowers. Deciduous, the new leaves emerging with hints of orange. Blooms on new growth so trimming is best done in the fall. Full sun to part shade with at least occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
Oleaceae

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Jasminum polyanthum 'Variegata' night scented jasmine
Think white flowers, extremely fragrant, emerging from pink buds -- masses of fragrant flowers for spring. This Chinese vine is evergreen in USDA zone 9 and able to resprout in mid zone 8 in a protected spot. Best with its feet in cool shade and sun above. Very vigorous where happy, in the ground or potted for conservatory or outdoor/indoor life in colder climates and worth any extra care-taking.
Oleaceae

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Kadsura coccinea
While the genus as a whole includes a lovely group of vines, this, from China’s Nanjing Botanical Garden differentiates itself from the others by showing off red tints in both new growth and new stems, with the same showing in the winter color of the evergreen foliage. Small flowers produce whitish fruit on female plants but, really, that’s not the reason for growing these. Another in the increasingly large arsenal of useful vines that don’t immediately climb to the top of the nearest tree. Sun for best color though not half bad in shade with some some water where dry. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Schisandraceae

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Kadsura japonica
Handsome evergreen vine grown for its shiny leaves and its oddly attractive white berries. Best if given a bit of protection from the hot afternoon sun while it scrambles up. Usually 6-8 ft tall. Even water.
Schisandraceae

Lapageria rosea

Lapageria roseachilean bellflower
The national flower of Chile, rare in gardens, this distant lily relative inhabits the coastal rain forests of southern Chile where temperatures rarely hit 80F in summer or 20F in winter. Waxy pink bells -- forms exist sometimes picoteed pure white or even blue tinted. We offer seedlings descended from the exquisite forms at the Nursery El Vergel in southern Chile, known for its Lapageria cultivation. Our plants, some flowering size, bear clear, warm pink flowers with a white lace filigree toward the end of each petal. In shaded, moist gardens of the Pacific Coast and with some success in the Southeast, L. rosea grows 10 to 12 ft with glossy, evergreen leaves and flowers sporadically year round but especially in fall and spring. Appreciates cool, infertile soil, even moisture and humidity, and fertilizers low in phosphorous and potassium. Wonderful container plants. USDA zone 8 out of wind; our garden specimens are on a detachable small chain so the plants can be taken down and covered should cold weather strike.
Lapageriaceae

Lardizabala biternata RCH 425

Lardizabala biternata RCH 425zabala fruit vine
A very attractive, evergreen vine from south central Chile growing in a most reasonable manner to about 10 ft with matte green leaves coated powder blue underneath and small pinkish white flowers in early spring leading to bluish black fruit when more than one clone is about. This collection from Randall Hitchin in 2005 is good where a vine is needed that won’t eat the world. Frost hardy and remaining evergreen to the bottom of USDA zone 8 in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Good container spiller.
Lardizabalaceae

Lonicera confusa

Lonicera confusasoft leaved honeysuckle
Vining honeysuckle, to 25 ft, with gray-green foliage that is softer than the more commonly grown L. japonica. Flowers appear in spring with some fall rebloom, opening to white curled petals that fade to yellow. Fragrant, of course and a lovely texture. Sun where temperatures are cool and light shade in hottest climates. Requires regular summer water. Evergreen or semi-deciduous, depending on winter cold. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Caprifoliaceae

Lonicera japonica 'Gold Nancy'

Lonicera japonica 'Gold Nancy'
A Cistus introduction. This golden sport, occurring in our own garden, has retained all the vigorous characteristics of L. japonica without the propensities for leaf loss of L. japonica 'Aureoreticulata'. Reaching to 6 or 8 ft with uniform, warm golden leaves on orange-red stems and the typical, yellow-cream flowers. This has been a beautiful addition to the honeysuckle world. For nearly full sun to dappled shade, the leaves appearing more towards chartreuse in shady conditions. Occasional summer water is desired. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6 at least. Named for Nancy Goldman, Portland plantswoman and lover of all things shiny or golden.
Caprifoliaceae

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Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' hall's honeysuckle
for a fragrant honeysuckle vine? This lonicera exudes a heady floral scent in the warm evening air, wafting out from palest-yellow flowers beginning in late spring and repeating on and off. Attracts butterflies, birds, and yes, humans too. Sun to part sun with a trellis or other support. To 15-30 ft tall and prunable. Evergreen to semi-evergreen. Easy and tolerant of neglect once established, though best with summer water. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4.
Caprifoliaceae

Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'

Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'hardy passionflower
A truly hardy passionflower with 4" wide purple flowers in spring through summer and sporadically all year in warmer zones, lovely held against handsome, blue-green, lobed foliage. A vigorous vine, to 15-20 ft or so, but not an "I turned my back and it ate the garage" kind of grower. Full to part sun with average summer water. Remains nearly evergreen in USDA zone 8. Root hardy in USDA zone 7b.
Passifloraceae

Pileostegia viburnoides

Pileostegia viburnoidesclimbing hydrangea
Self-clinging evergreen vine with terminal white flowers in large clusters in late summer to early autumn. Foliage is handsome, the leaves dark green and leathery. For half sun to full shade in fertile, well-drained soil. An excellent candidate to run up that Douglas fir out back, as long as it gets a bit of summer water. (Not recommended on brick as it clings a bit too tightly.) From China and cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Hydrangeaceae

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Rosa banksiae 'Purezza' repeating white bank’s rose
This cross between the miniature ‘Tom Thumb' and Rosa banksiae var. lutescens is a rather large, vigorous, repeat blooming rambler or climber, to 15-20 ft, with large and abundant white flowers -- very close to a double flowering Bank’s rose. Thornless as well and resistant to black spot, mildew and rust! Blooms on old wood so easily pruned after flowering. Provide full sun and plentiful water then stand back and enjoy. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7, remaining completely evergreen in zone 8.
Rosaceae

Schisandra propinqua var. sinensis

Schisandra propinqua var. sinensis
Shared with us years ago by plantsman Dan Hinkley, this small evergreen vine, to 6-8 ft, is replete with stems and petioles tinted burgundy and shiny, 3” leaves. The spring and summer flowers contribute another reddish element to the entire plant’s moody appearance. We have found it an attractive addition to the base of larger vines where woody stems are exposed and a useful spiller in containers. Suitable in both shade and sun with at least occasional summer water in either spot. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Magnoliaceae

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Silver Slipper'
A new cultivar of an faithful plant, this from Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinianus shines even more brightly, its heart-shaped foliage silver-green or pewter with a white margin. The same blazing fall color on a deciduous, self-clinging vine for a shaded conifer or a wall (where it won’t disturb masonry). More vigorous than its pewter cousins, 'Silver Slipper' can reach 10 x 8 ft in a few years and is easily pruned in early spring. Established plants produce white, lacecap flowers. Best in shade - at least dappled shade -- in moist, acid soil. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
Hydrangeaceae

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'chilean potato tree
This handsome, shrubby, viney, small tree, to 15 ft or so, is the semi-evergreen version of a potatoe vine. Clusters of dark purple-blue flowers accented with golden-yellow stamens are very showy over a very long time in the summer. Not self clinging, so wrap it around something in full to part sun with not much water. Much hardier than the pure white forms and somewhat more substantial. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, drying to the ground in the mid teens F and resprouting.
Solanaceae

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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Chirimen' asian star jasmine
A glittering, tiny star jasmine, brought from Japan as a gift several years ago. It remained quite dwarf growing only an inch or two a year at first, gaining vigor as time went by. The 1/4" to 1/3" leaves are closely held, narrow, and streaked silver-white and dark green on dark stems. Each plant grows no more than 6" in height, mounding if in bright light or in tight quarters, becoming a miniature vine in dappled shade or if allowed to climb. After several years, "adult" leaves form, to 1/2", and small, sweetly scented, creamy flowers appear. It is hard to imagine a better small container, rock garden, or freestone wall plant especially when contrasted with darker colors. Full sun, for most compactness, to shade. Rich, freely draining soil. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Goshiki'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Goshiki'asian star jasmine
Another wonderful star jasmine, an evergreen vine climbing or spreading on the ground to 6 ft, with leaves emerging pink and turning to cream and green. Fragrant yellow flowers add to the attraction on mature plants. Can be kept as a mounding shrub as well. Light shade is best with some summer water. Frost hardy to the mid teens F, USDA zone 8b.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'asian star jasmine
An Asian star jasmine, very like our T. ‘First Snow’ (the English translation of ‘Hatsuyuki’) but slower growing and shrubbier, so kept separate in order to distinguish these different habits. As with T. 'First Snow' the leaves emerge pinkish white adding green then turning mostly green with age, creating a wonderful color texture in the garden. Sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Also useful as an indoor plant.
Apocynaceae

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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Oblanceolatum' asian star jasmine
Long in horticulture in the Willamette Valley, this vigorous ground cover or vine, to 8 ft, has narrow leaves (as the name suggests), wider at the base, deep green marked with silver that turns a most attractive purpley-bronze in winter. Sweetly fragrant creamy flowers if allowed to climb. Summer moisture for best growth. Sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Chirimen'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Chirimen'asian star jasmine
Diminutive Asian jasmine to only 2 ft wide by 6” tall -- can grow larger in time. Orangey stems with tiny, shiny gold leaves, under 1/2”, and creamy, nearly yellow flowers in spring. Wonderful for planter or small scale ground cover. Superb with black mondo grass, but isn’t everthing? Shade to sun; can bleach in brightest light. Summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, or below.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'asian star jasmine
Ever-colorful vine or scrambler keeps growing along the ground, over a bank or up a trellis or tree, showing off the yellow-orange-red-green marbled patterns of the evergreen leaves. We like the way the fresh new growth unfolds in the spring and the way the old growth colors in response to winter cold and hope you do too. Adaptable in sun to part shade with regular summer moisture for faster growth. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Red Top'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Red Top'asian star jasmine
Hardy flowering jasmine, evergreen, to 10 ft tall or so, for trailing or climbing a wall. This one with deep, reddish bronze new growth turns green in summer and a darker bronze in winter. White flowers, when they finally arrive, have a sweet and creamy fragrance. Sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Sunrise Brocade' asian star jasmine
This plant, now growing in the JC Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina, was given to us some years ago by JC himself as an unknown jasmine. Chances are it is part of a collection brought from Japan and placed there some years earlier by Barry Yinger. Whatever it's proper name, it's lovely, with long narrow leaves splashed cream, white, and coral -- some leaves nearly completely white -- all accented by dark stems. We use this frequently both in container and as a small ground cover planting. Flowers if allowed to grow to the top of a stone wall or other support. Provide summer water for best vigor. Has withstood at least two winters dipping into USDA zone 6.
Apocynaceae

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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Variegatum' asian star jasmine
Given to us some years ago, origins unknown, this small vine or groundcover has narrow, deep green leaves, boldly splashed boldly creamy yellow -- one of the vigorous, variegated star jasmines, reaching 6 ft in 2-3 years. Though shy to flower as a ground cover, climbing or container plants produce sweetly scented, creamy yellow flowers. Happy in sun or shade with regular summer water for best performance. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

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Trachelospermum jasminoides asian star jasmine
You can’t beat the sweet scent of star jasmine in the summer. Evergreen scrambling vine for full to part sun. Can be a rangy ground cover or reach 10-15 ft easily as a vine. Best out of wind corridors in a spot where heat accumulates. Sun and some summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

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Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor' star jasmine
Foliage is splashed with cream on this scandent evergreen vine. Typically T. jasminoides flowers, these creamy yellow, appear in summer, both lovely and fragrant. Lovely as a ground cover, scrambling over rocks or down slopes or climbing to 8-10 ft on any support. Provide full sun for best flowering along with regular summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'star jasmine
A pretty and delicate form brought from England in 1997, this cultivar is as vigorous as the species but the leaves, measuring about 1/2" x 2", are margined and streaked creamy white and plants show a great propensity for climbing. Sweetly scented flowers, more white than cream, in great abundance but small. Makes a wonderful contrast with other clinging vines with dark green leaves, e.g., creeping figs (Ficus pumila) or climbing evergreen hydrangeas (Hydrangea seamanii). We have used this in dark courtyards with such plants as variegated forms of Fatsia japonica and variegated aspidistra to great effect. Shade to sun, though not likely to flower in deepest shade. Fertile, well-watered soil preferably. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae

Veronicastrum stenostachyum ssp. stenostachyum

Veronicastrum stenostachyum ssp. stenostachyum
Shared with us by plantsman Ted Stephens from an Asian excursion, this graceful, small vine, to about 6 ft with narrow, bronze-tinted, shiny, evergreen leaves, has late-season, small sprays of purple-blue flowers. For shade to partial sun; probably tolerant of full sun in damp climates. Certainly enjoys summer water. Perfect for places where wisteria just won’t fit or for accents in containers. Has been frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8 and behaves as perennial in zone 7, quickly regrowing.
Plantaginaceae

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