ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Village Nurseries Wholesale, a specialty grower for landscape professionals, is now offering landscape architects and designers in the Western states seven new grasses, perennials and shrubs that represent the company’s continuing investment in plant introductions and its Save Water, Stay Green™ initiative.
“Village Nurseries is committed to offering landscape professionals unique, patented and exclusive plants that are regionally appropriate, allowing them to create signature designs,” said Village Nurseries CEO David House. “Part of that commitment is increasing our internal investment in new plant varieties, as well as traditional favorites, in the western United States.”
The new offerings include:
Cousin Itt Little River Wattle (Acacia cognata ‘ACCOG01’
This low growing, mounding shrub with unique emerald green foliage will grow in sun or shade. The new growth is light green hardening to a deep green. The plant holds this wonderful color during the cooler months of the year. Cousin Itt shows high disease resistance as well as being drought tolerant, once established. And will look as beautiful in containers as in mass on a slope. Low maintenance, very little pruning is required.
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis
‘Blonde ambition’ PP#22,048)
A long-lived warm season grass with fine-textured green leaves, it stays low at 2 to 2.5 feet tall. Beginning in early to mid-summer, the wheat-colored seed heads sway in the breeze about 18” to 20” above the foliage. The plant has not displayed any invasive tendencies. Native to the Southwest, this is a tough grass that can handle drought as well as extremely cold temperatures.
Clarity Blue™ Dianella (Dianella hybrid ‘DP401’)
This is the ultimate easy care plant and a member of the Sunset Western Garden Collection. It’s a tough new hybrid that gets strong Phormium-like growth from 'Cassa Blue' and deep blue color from 'Utopia'. It also works well with succulents and looks excellent in containers.
‘Meerlo’ Lavender (Lavandula allardi 'Meerlo' PP#25,559)
Lavandula allardi are the most heat, humidity, and water-wise lavenders the company grows. These vigorous plants hold their beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage and sport pale blue flowers in the summer. They grow 2-3' tall by 2-2.5' wide, prefer full sun to part shade, and are low maintenance. This variety is a recent addition to the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinensis 'Sunshine'
As Ligustrum is known to be, this is a very versatile and tough plant. Easy care, colorful, water-wise and non-invasive, it will work well in any full sun position within several miles of the coast. The further inland, the plant will need protection from the late afternoon sun. Its golden foliage provides year-round interest. At 3-5' tall by 3-4' wide, it makes an excellent foundation, border, or accent plant. It is also a stunning addition to the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
Plumetastic™ Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris
Stately and showy foliage, with exceptional upright and slightly arching form, its glittering clouds of vivid purple-pink plumes emerge in late summer and persist through fall. It has an outstanding texture for specimen plant or en masse in borders, meadows, and native gardens. This beauty is also part of the Monrovia Collection and is a Village Nurseries semi-exclusive.
‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina (Nandina domestica 'Lemon-Lime’
The new growth on the 3-4' tall by 3-4' wide shrub is chartreuse that fades to a dark green, providing elegant and soft tones, while also adding a pop of color. It prefers full sun to partial shade and is hardy to -10°F. It is low maintenance, drought tolerant and even fire resistant. This is another new member of the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
As a specialty grower, Village Nurseries continues to offer the very best regionally appropriate plants. Working with plant breeders and explorers domestically and overseas, the company offers the best varieties that are demanded by landscape professionals for both residential and commercial uses. Its unique plant-based relationships include Monrovia’s Distinctively Better® plants, as well as Anthony Tessalaar’s Flower Carpet® roses, Plant Haven®, Encore® Azalea, and the Sunset Western Garden Collection™.
About Village Nurseries
Founded in 1976, Village Nurseries (@VillageNursries) currently has major wholesale sales offices in Orange and Sacramento, California and more than 950 acres under cultivation in growing facilities located strategically throughout Northern and Southern California. It serves markets throughout the western United States while maintaining four specialty Landscape Center locations to serve landscape professionals. For more information, visit http://www.villagenurseries.com.