Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who's your plant source for the future?

A lot of things are changing.  Major portions of the industry are shaken, changing damatically or even going away.  These times are challenging many to consider who will be their grower source for the future.  You want to be sure to be doing business with those who will be here for the long term.  Who is still planting and not just selling what's left on the ground?  Do you know? Do you have your long-term vendors set?

At Ingleside Plantation Nurseries, everything we do is centered around the long-term business.  We are entering our third generation of family-owned business.  When others have not planted for the future, we have continued to do so.  We want to be your grower source for the future.  Our goal is to supply you with a quality plant of high-perceived value, all without branding.  It should be your brand you carry, not ours.  We should be your grower supporting your brand, not the other way around.

While we are not perfect, we are striving to be the long-term source for you to count on in growing your future business.  We're dedicated to a long-term approach to your business.  How many companies can say that? 

Call us today to discuss your future needs.

We're looking forward to your success!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We support ANLA's Member-to-Member Program!

Ingleside supports ANLA's Member-to-Member Program!

ANLA's Member-to-Member Program encourages member firms to prefer other ANLA members when conducting business transactions. By doing this, you are supporting the more than 1,700 progressive green industry businesses that are investing in the future of our industry, and hopefully encouraging those who aren’t to join you as a member of ANLA.

Here at Ingleside, we are proud to be an ANLA Member!
For more information on how IPN can help you with great plants, call us at 804-224-7111 or send us an e-mail at

For more information on ANLA Membership CLICK HERE

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NMPro Magazine features Ingleside

Nursery Manager & Production Magazine (NMPro) recently featured IPN in their "breakthrough' article.  Kelli Rodda, NMPro's Deputy Editor, covered many of the details of Ingleside production and sales focus.  To read the entire article follow this LINK to NMPro's website. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Check out our NEW Hypericum androsaemum 'Ignite Scarlet Red'

This compact,  upright shrub is perfect for border or garden, blooming yellow in the summer with dark orange berries in the fall. Heat & drought tolerant as well as deer & rust resistant.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New: Live Availability and On-Line Ordering!

IT'S HERE... we now have two great new tools for IPN Customers to make it easier to find the right plant for your needs, all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Live Availabilities:  Anyone can view our inventories by item without a password (to view pricing users must have a username and password registered).  Inventory counts are as of the previous evening. There are great filters and quick search abilities to make it fast and easy.  Remember, we have many crops coming on so if you don't see the quantity you need... be sure to call us!

On-Line Ordering:  IPN Customers have received an email with a user name and password.  With the log in ability, customers can view availabilities with their net cost listed, place an order with requested ship date and ship information and the IPN Sales Team will process the order the next business day (if placed outside normal business hours).

You can try the Live Availabilities search now.  CLICK HERE
Have a question or want us to walk you through this new system, just call us!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ingleside Quality... Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'

Betula nigra 'Dura Heat' 
10-12' #25 PNP

Consistent Quality... that's what you need today and that's our goal and constant effort here at Ingleside.  It is difficult.  We're growing a natural product with many variables.  But, here's an example of what we strive for everyday.  Our latest crop of Dura Heat is very consistent.  Great cane size and overall structure.  Quality you can count on!  Currently, IPN has Dura Heat in the following sizes:  8-10' #15, 10-12' #25, and 12-14' #65.

Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT.ORG) says:
Dura Heat River Birch is a vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized tree that is native from Minnesota to New Hampshire south to Florida and Texas. Typically found growing along streams and gravel beds, DURA-HEAT is a somewhat smaller cultivar that features better creamy white bark color, better tolerance to summer heat, better insect and disease resistance and superior foliage to the species. It typically grows 30-40’ tall as a single trunk or multi-trunked tree. Multi-trunked trees form a more irregularly shaped crown and are usually considered to be the superior growth habit for this tree. Exfoliating salmon to cinnamon bark reveals creamy white inner bark that can be nearly as white as the white-barked birches. Leathery, diamond-shaped, dark green leaves (to 3” long) with doubly toothed margins and tapered tips turn an undistinguished yellow in fall.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Spectacular 'Wildfire' Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
Attractive glossy, dark green leaves turn a fluorescent yellow to orange to scarlet red to purple in fall. This cultivar of the native Black Gum are wonderfully spectacular! The bark has almost alligator-like patterns and is dark gray to almost black. Prefers moist soil.

Likely the best fall color tree
Interesting bark
Prefers moist sites

30-50 Feet

20-30 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 7

Now available in limited quantities at IPN, currently in the following size(s):

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' 1.75-2" #25

Big Rebloomer...It's like 'Happy Returns' on Steroids!

Hemerocallis ‘Big Time Happy’

An outstanding selection bred by Dr. Darrel Apps, one of only a small handful of truly everblooming Daylilies available to gardeners in northern regions. This lovely variety has large (4 inch) soft lemon-yellow blooms with ruffled edges and a green throat. Flowering continues constantly from May to frost. Diploid. Winter dormant. Spent flower stems can be trimmed back after all the buds have finished. Remove old foliage in late fall. Plants do not usually require dividing for several years, but are easily split apart in fall or early spring.  May well prove to be hardy in Zone 2.

Now available in limited quantities at IPN!

B&B Digging Update

B&B UPDATE:   The warmer days of spring have all of our dormant plants into spring flush.  We are now in "Customer Dig Risk" status for B&B deciduous plants.  We are also pre-watering prior to digging so extra time is needed for B&B shipments.  Extra care is needed post planting for a successful transplant. See your IPN Salesperson for details.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Liquidambar syraciflua 'Silver King'

What a great show!
Liquidambar syraciflua 'Silver King'
American Sweetgum - variegated

This great cultivar shouts with color in the landscape and is great against darker backgrounds. Following the spring/summer color show, fall brings very dark shades of plum purple and then red prior to release.

  • Height/Spread: grows to 15 - 20ft tall by 10 - 12ft wide.
  • Foliage: white/green variegation takes the summer heat well.
  • Autumn Color: a spectacular show: leaf margins tinged with pink.
  • Location: prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, but variegation    suffers with more shade.
  • Hardiness: zone 5 - 9

  • Ingleside currently has 'Silver King' available in both 1.75-2" #25 and 2-2.5" #25 sizes.  Call us for more details!  
    (photos taken 5/13/10)

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Goldflame Spiraea - new for 2010

    Spiraea bumalda 'Goldflame' 
    New for 2010!

    Goldflame features lush foliage that puts on quite a color show throughout the growing season. In early spring, new growth emerges as a vivid bronze-red, and then turns a lustrous golden yellow. By summer, the leaves are mint green, sharing the stage with dark pink flowers. As a grand finale,Goldflame’s fall foliage radiates red, orange and gold.

    These photos were taken today here at IPN.  For comparison, we have added a photo of Goldmound Spiraea at the bottom.  Both are in stock now and currently sized at 18-24" #3.  Be sure to ask us about this great new Spiraea when we take your next order!

    (click on any photo to see a larger size photo)

    Spiraea bumalda 'Goldmound' (shown below)

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Spring B&B Digging Season Update

    An update on Spring B&B digging season: With flowering trees in mid-bloom, we are nearing the end of "prime-time" digging for them.  Other deciduous trees are showing buds in varying stages.  We are estimating we have 2 1/2 weeks remaining for most in our prime-time digging season!  All customers are encouraged to have B&B orders in soon.

    Photo: Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select' (flower), taken 3-29-10.

    Monday, March 15, 2010

    White Weeping Cherry for Small Spaces

    Prunus x Snow Fountains (Snofozam)  12-15' (Zone 5)

    Washington, DC is famous for its spring show of white cherries around the Tidal Basin.  Thousands of people visit our nation's Capitol each spring to experience the Cherry Blossom Festival.

    (click on any photos for larger view)

    Many landscapes lack the space to feature a full-size cherry, thus Snow Fountains is a great option.  This cherry is a smaller form of the white weeping cherry.  Its graceful cascades of flowing white blooms resemble a fountain of flowers.

    Here is an example of Snow Fountains in the natural form, showing multiple tiers of weeping branches.

    The top-grafted form produces a consistent "flat top."  Branches on both natural and top-grafted can be left to weep all the way to the ground or trimmed up to a specific height for a desired design effect.

    Fall Color:  foliage is a dark green and turns gold and orange hues in fall.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Amelanchier (Serviceberry) ... aka - Saskatoon Blueberry? Juneberry?

    Amelanchier (Serviceberry) is a great landscape plant today for many reasons.  While most attributes such as North American native, great fall color, supports wildlife, etc. are widely known, one attribute - great tasting fruit, is not widely promoted.  Here are quotes from other sources to support our re-positioning Amelanchier as a great addition to the "edible garden."

    Dr. Michael Dirr*: "Fruit: Berry-like pome, orange-shaped, 1/4 to 1/3" diameter, changing from green to red and finally to purplish black, bloomy, slightly sweetish, and birds love them; ripens in June, actually matures over a 3-4 week period and must be picked before birds clean the plant; ripe fruits are better than highbush blueberries; I have had serviceberry pie and it ranks in the first order of desserts." *ref. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants-6th edition, Stipes Publishing.

    Gurney's Seed & Nursery (2009 Catalog):  "Saskatoon Blueberry - Hardy in the Far NorthNot a true blueberry, but it tastes like one and doesn't need acid soil to thrive. Produces a huge July crop. Grows 15-20 feet tall.  Self-pollinating.  Many of the fruits are native species that grow wild in various parts of the country. They are very adaptable and generally carefree. A few are delicious when eaten fresh; others make excellent desserts and wines."

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:  (Amelanchier laevis) "Very easy to grow and provides year-round interest. Berries are edible and juicier than those of the similar A. arborea. The sweet, juicy fruits are edible and rich in iron and copper. (Kershaw)  Native peoples dried the small pomes like raisins or mashed and dried them in cakes. Often the dried fruits were mixed with meat and fat to form pemmican, a light-weight, high-energy food that could support winter travellers for long periods if the diet was supplemented with vitamin C to prevent scurvy. (Kershaw)"

    Missouri Botanical Garden: "Edible berries are sweet, resembling blueberries in size and color, and are often used in jams, jellies and pies. Amelanchiers are also often commonly called Juneberries. Amelanchier x grandiflora is a cross between A. arborea and A. laevis."

    Colorado State Univ:  "Several species of serviceberry or amelanchiers are grown for fruit production. Some serviceberries are used only as landscape plants. The Saskatoon serviceberry is considered superior for fruit production. Serviceberries were used by Native Americans to make pemmican, a mainstay of their diets."

    Serviceberry - a Superfruit?:  When searching the internet, many sites are quoting Saskatoons (Serviceberry) as being higher in Antioxidants than Blueberries as well as providing many positive digestive benefits. Many describe them as "superfruits."  Suggested search terms:  "saskatoon + antioxidants." Check it out for yourself!

    Amelanchier grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' (buds)

    Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance' (flower)

    Amelanchier laevis (flower)

     Amelanchier grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' (in-flower row)

    Amelanchier laevis (fruit)

    Amelanchier laevis 6-8' B&B

    Amelanchier grandiflora 'Autumn Brillance' (fall color)

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    New Network Sharing at Ingleside...

    Welcome to the IPN Leaf Line...

    It's our new network sharing system to bring you news, how-to's and product information in a quick-read format.  Today, we know you have to be a strong time-manager and we feel this system can help!  We plan to produce these 2-4 times a month so not to overload your in-box.  It may highlight the best or new plant varieties, compare similar plants, labor-saving tips, or even updates on news within the Ingleside network.

    Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.  Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.  We're committed to helping you build your sales and profits!

    Have a great Spring!
    Your IPN Sales Team

    photo: Cornus x 'Venus'

    Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    SUGAR MAPLES ... in review

    Astis (Steeple) Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Astis’
    45' (Zone 5)
    Lustrous, dark green foliage even in late summer. High resistance to heat stress and leaf tatter. Attractive gray bark with yellow-orange fall color. Narrow oval shape.

    Bonfire Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Bonfire’
    (Plant Patent #3817) – 50-75' (Zone 4)
    This cultivar has fine, polished green leaves which turn a brilliant carmine red in the fall. Tolerates heat.


    Endowment Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Endowment’
    (Plant Patent #4654) – 50-75' (Zone 3)
    This sugar maple is columnar in form and has a strong yellow fall color. Excellent for street tree planting or where space is limited for spreading trees.

    Flax Mill Majesty Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Flax Mill Majesty’
    (Plant Patent #5273) – 50-75' (Zone 3)
    A hardy, vigorous grower which has a thick branching habit. Summer
    foliage is dark green which turns to an orange-red in the fall.

    Green Mountain Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Flax Mill Majesty’
    (Plant Patent #2339) – 50-75' (Zone 3)
    This tree is a very uniform grower that has an upright oval crown and dark green foliage turning orange and scarlet shades in the fall. Its leaves retain their full color even in the dry windy weather of summer.


    Legacy Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’
    (Plant Patent #4979) – 50-75' (Zone 3)
    This sugar maple cultivar has shiny thick leaves which are resistant to leaf tatter.This tree develops an oval shape and is reported to be more vigorous than the species. Fall color is primarily red with some orange and yellow.

    Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum 
    75' (Zone 3)
    Dense foliage and branching make this an ideal shade tree for a large yard, park, or campus. Fall colors vary; may be yellow near the shaded center of the tree, and orange with a red cast on the exposed leaves.