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Holly Comparison: Which Ilex is best?

Holly Comparison: Which Ilex is best?

      We grow several evergreen holly shrubs here at Puget Sound Plants. They are quite hearty and versatile, making them easy choices for many landscape uses. They work well as hedges and can replace boxwood as a standard filler plant. Some of them...
Plant Spotlight:  Twisted Filbert in Bloom!

Plant Spotlight: Twisted Filbert in Bloom!

  Completely unique in many ways, the Twisted Filbert (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’) is the epitome of year-round interest! These plants are currently in full bloom, creating a compelling display. Twisted Filbert grows in a curly, gnarled branch formation,...
Variegated Japanese maples: Colorful Wonders

Variegated Japanese maples: Colorful Wonders

We finally have proof that spring has arrived: the Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are showing their colors at Puget Sound Plants. While we have several incredible varieties in stock here at our growing site, today we wanted to feature the variegated varieties. A...
Prepare the Soil for a Healthy Season!

Prepare the Soil for a Healthy Season!

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start preparing! Many of you will be starting lots of new jobs but also maintaining and revitalizing current sites. One important task for both types of jobs is to prepare the planting beds and amend the soil....

Abies Comparison: Which Fir is First for You?

Firs are a popular landscape tree, especially for the Pacific Northwest. They are dependable, adapt easily to most environments and offer year-round color and interest. Depending on the size and shape of the Fir, they may be used as accent trees, focal points, shade...
Go Green this Holiday season with Living Christmas Trees!

Go Green this Holiday season with Living Christmas Trees!

We love the idea of the living Christmas tree for holiday décor! It’s a green alternative to cutting down trees every year and then tossing them in the landfills one month later! But here’s the biggest benefit we see: when you buy a living Christmas tree, you not...