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Tilia cordata 'Shibamichi Gold'

The 'Shibamichi Gold' is a type of little leaf linden, originally selected by Mr. Akira Shibamichi of Japan and introduced to the US by Barry Yinger. This linden is also known as 'Akira Gold', owing to its stunning spring color, which turns a brilliant yellow in the presence of sunlight. Although its color fades in the summer, it is still brighter than most other plants. 'Akira Gold' can grow up to 15-20 ft in just 15 years and its blooms are highly prized by beekeepers for their pollen, which is perfect for bees in early spring. This cultivar thrives in Part Sun or Full Sun and is best suited for Zones 3 through 7.


Corylopsis spicata 'Golden Spring'

Mr. Yamaguchi, a Japanese horticulturist, discovered Corylopsis spicata 'Golden Spring' as a chance seedling. This selection of the golden leaf Chinese winter hazel produces large golden flowers in mid-to-late March, before the foliage emerges, providing early-season appeal in WNC. The round leaves of this shrub are bright yellow in spring and retain a great yellow to chartreuse color throughout the season. In fall, the leaves turn more yellow with bronze to orange tones. Over a decade, 'Golden Spring' can grow to a height of 4-5 ft and a width of 5-6 ft. For optimal color, it's best to protect it from hot afternoon sun. The cultivar prefers Part Sun or Full Sun and is best suited for Zones 6 through 9. 'Golden Spring' is also known as 'Aurea' and 'Ogon'.


Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' sprouts with bright yellow foliage in the spring when planted in sunlight. The intensity of the yellow hue increases with more sun exposure while shaded plants may have more chartreuse green. This smaller oakleaf hydrangea cultivar boasts stunning white blooms, which complement its foliage beautifully. 'Little Honey' was discovered as a branch sport off the smaller growing 'Pee Wee', in Olympia, Washington. Over a decade, it can grow up to 2-3 ft in height and 4-5 ft in width. 'Little Honey' thrives in Zones 5b through 9 and prefers partial to full sun.


Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei'

The striking 'Wredei' cultivar is an upright Golden elm that adds a bold touch to any landscape. Initially narrow, its width increases as it matures, eventually reaching up to 12 ft in height and 6 ft in width after 15 years. 'Wredei' was discovered as a Golden sport on Ulmus 'Dampieri' at the Alt-Geltow Arboretum in Germany and is also recognized as 'Dampieri Aurea'. Thriving in Zones 5 through 9, this cultivar prefers partial to full sun exposure.


Cercis canadensis 'Golden Falls'

Looking for a stunning addition to your garden? Look no further than Golden Falls® - the latest must-have plant of the year. This unique redbud boasts bright pink blooms on its weeping branches before its leaves appear. When they do, they start out orange before turning yellow in the spring, intensifying to a brilliant yellow in summer. With a weeping habit that adds spectacular color to any garden, Golden Falls® can grow up to 8ft tall and 4-5ft wide in just 10 years. Bred and developed by Dennis Werner at the JC Raulston Arboretum, this cultivar thrives in Zones 6 through 9. Our 3-gallon plants have been in their containers for almost a year and are not bareroot, making them a steal at a fraction of the cost of similar plants. Don't miss out on one of the top plants of the year - order now while stocks last. Golden Falls® also pairs perfectly with Flame Thrower® as a companion plant.




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