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November 20, 2012
Garden Center

‘Bountiful Blue’ blueberry
Monrovia
‘Bountiful Blue’ produces a set of large, very sweet berries and blue foliage. The foliage is semi-evergreen in warm climates with white flowers that appear in the spring. The semi-dwarf shrub grows to be 3 to 4 feet tall and wide with a compact growth habit. It’s perfect for containers, edges and borders, and hardy to Zones 6 to 10.
www.monrovia.com


‘Sweet Lifeberry’ Lycium

Spring Meadow Nursery
‘Sweet Lifeberry’ produces extra-sweet Goji berries, perfect for snacking. Goji berries are popular for their antioxidants and other health benefits. These berries are easy to grow in full sun, although some staking may be necessary to hold all of the nutrient-rich fruit. Plants grow to be 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, and are hardy to Zone 5.
www.springmeadownursery.com


‘Peach Sorbet’ blueberries
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
With undertones of peach flavor and four seasons of vivid color, Peach Sorbet is a show-stopper. The compact ornamental blueberry plant reaches 1 ½ to 3 feet tall and bursts with vibrant spring foliage ranging from peach to pink to orange to deep emerald. White bell-shaped spring flowers give way to berries in the summer. During the winter, the foliage turns a deep eggplant color. It performs best in Zones 5 to 10.
www.brazelberries.com


Urban Apples
Garden Debut
Perfect for urban gardening, the Urban Apple trees from Garden Debut produce delicious, full-sized apples on slender, vertical trees. The plant does well in a large pot on sunny decks or balconies and comes in several varieties, including Tasty Red, Tangy Green, Blushing Delight and Golden Treat. The tree matures at 8 to 10 feet tall, but doesn’t get larger than 2 feet in diameter. When grown in full sun, customers can expect to see apples in the first year as long as there are two or more varieties for cross pollination. As the tree matures, the yield increases. It’s hardy to Zones 4 to 9.
www.gardendebut.com