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Seeds for Hedges ( Perennials )

We recommend you start seeds indoors in containers and transplant outdoors the following year for perennials.


W159 Boxwood ( Buxus sempervirens )
It is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens, being particularly valued for topiary and hedges because of its tolerance of close shearing, small leaves, and scented foliage.
The wood ("boxwood") is very hard (possibly the hardest in Europe) and heavy, making it ideal for cabinet-making, the crafting of clarinets, engraving, marquetry, woodturning, tool handles, mallet heads and as a substitute for ivory. For zones 4-9.
  300mg Package ( about 15-20 seeds ) $2.95
W207 Korean Boxwood Buxus microphylla koreana
Great landscaping shrub that will grow 3-4 feet tall and wide if left untrimmed, but can be prunded to almost any size. The boxwoods are among the most common hedge plants, but they also can be used for almost any landscaping application. Individual plants or small groups, unpruned, make fine specimens in dappled shade; planted close together and pruned to a smooth, undulating surface, boxwoods make a striking ground cover; the small cultivars can be used in knot gardens or as edging around borders.
Boxwoods are, of course, the quintessential foundation plant, used to hide home foundations in American suburbs throughout most of the United States. Boxwoods are commonly used for topiary and they are well suited for bonsai. Korean Boxwood is especially well suited for shaping because its leaves are small and don't look ragged after trimming as do plants with larger leaves. Korean Boxwood has a fine texture and a symmetrical and formal habit. It is a landscaping workhorse. The fragrant blossoms, although not showy, attract bees.
Korean Boxwood responds very well to pruning. Hedges and plants used for edging can be trimmed in summer. Hard, rejuvenating pruning and major shaping should be done in late spring and followed by a dose of fertilizer and mulch. Don't cultivate around the shallow-rooted boxwoods.
Does well in partial shade. Newly transplanted plants especially, should be protected from midday sun. Established boxwoods do fine in full sun up North, but should be positioned in partial shade in the South.
Boxwoods have shallow roots, so they should be mulched well and watered when the soil gets dry, especially if positioned in full sun. Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 - 9.
  500mg pack ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.95
TRM153 Tagasaste Chamaecytisus palmensis
Tagasaste or Tree Lucerne, is a small spreading evergreen tree that grows 10-12 high, but if planted close together, it will make a shorter, dense hedge. It is a member of the Fabaceae (pea) family and is indigenous to the dry volcanic slopes of the Canary Islands, but it is now grown in Australia, New Zealand and many other parts of the world as fodder crop.
Tagasaste is an evergreen shrub that has rough yellow-grey bark and velvety hairy young growth. Its leaves are composed of 3 greyish green equal sized leaflets, which are slightly paler on the underside. Its scented, creamy white flowers form in small clusters in the leaf axils.
As a fodder crop Tagasaste delivers between 23 and 27% crude protein (14 - 30% in Western Australia) and 18-24% crude indigestible fibre. With proper application of fertiliser it can maintain these levels even when grown on poor soils. If you have goats, this is a wonderful windbreak or hedge to grow for them.
For warm climates, zone 8b and higer, will drop leaves in 8b, but will grow back in spring.
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3182 Firethorn Pyracantha coccinea
Firethorn is a large, evergreen shrub that is cherished for its spectacular fall and winter display of scarlet fruits and ability to withstand dry and droughty conditions. Shooting long lanky stems in all directions, firethorn typically grows into a tangled mound up to 10 ft (3.1 m) in height and 12 ft (3.7 m) wide. It is armed with sharp thorns that hide among the dark, glossy green leaves.

Clusters (corymbs) of small white flowers appear in spring. These are up to 2 in (5 cm) across and are borne close together creating the appearance of nearly solid surface of flowers. In fall the 1/4 in (0.6 cm) berries begin to ripen, their color mellowing from green to shades of red, orange, or yellow. These persist through winter and into early spring depending on climate and appetite of the local bird population. Under bright sunny conditions the berries are plentiful but expect smaller crops in shadier situations. The color of both leaves and berries tends to be darker in cooler climates.

Culture: Not particular about soil and requires little or no supplemental fertilization.
Light: Full sun preferred but will grow in partial to fairly heavy shade. Flowering and fruiting will not be as heavy.
Moisture: Moist to very dry, well drained soil. Hardiness: Zones 5 - 9.
Usage: Pyracantha is often used as an espalier. Held flat against a wall, it can be shaped quite creatively. Because of its fast growth rate, sprawling, spreading habit, and ease of care, it can be used on slopes to great advantage requiring little maintenance or care. The wide-reaching stems may be pruned back as needed during warm weather as the shrub blooms on old wood. Even consider using it as an informal hedge! This will require some trimming and shaping for the first few years but the effort will produce impressively beautiful and secure (thorny) hedges.

Landscapers love the firethorns for their fast rate of growth and ability to withstand drought and neglect. The shrubs ruggedness and disease and pest resistance makes this plant a very popular item in commercial landscapes.
Note: We recommend CAPE seed germination primer be used for these seeds.

  Package of 100 seeds, $5.95
AW10 Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
A good hedge, reaching 6-12 ft., that is loaded with flowers in late summer and fall. Needs moist, but well drained soil and can grow in full sun or partial shade in zones 5-9. Plants should be pruned back heavily in winter. Space plants 2-3 ft.apart.
It is widely planted in areas with hot summers for its very attractive white, pink, red, lavender, or purple edible flowers. Individual flowers are short lived, lasting only a day. However, numerous flower buds are produced on the shrub's new growth, which provide prolific flowering over a long summer blooming period. Shoots make interesting indoor vase cuttings as they stay green for a long time. Some new flowers may open from the more mature flower buds. The species has naturalized very well in many suburban areas.
Note: We recommend CAPE seed germination primer be used for these seeds.
  3g Package ( about 200 seeds ) $6.50
FB129 Silver Buffalo Berry ( Shepherdia argentea )
A native shrub to the northern Great Plains of the U.S., Silver Buffalo Berry is a tough, extremely cold hardy shrub excellent for use as an ornamental shrub, in wind breaks and in confined areas where it can be limbed up for use as a small tree. Although xeric once established, Silver Buffalo Berry will be taller and faster growing when not kept too dry. A highly recommended substitute for Russian Olive. For zones 3-9.
  750mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
LF135 Redbud Cercis Canadensis
A good formal hedge growing to 20 ft. in zones 5-9. A mutli-stemmed shrub with heart shaped leaves that are bronzy red when young, giving it the name of Redbud. Prefers moist, but well drained fertile soil.Space plants 2 ft. apart.
Note: We recommend CAPE seed germination primer be used for these seeds.
  Package of 100 seeds, $5.00
RLP072 Violet Kunzea Kunzea Parvifolia
Displays attractive pink or violet rounded flowers through late spring and into summer. The flowers are many and held on the end of the stems and up to 1/2 inch wide. The leaves are tiny and dull green in colour. The shrub is usually wider than it is high and can reach five feet high and six feet wide but may be smaller than this depending upon soil conditions and shelter. Can be used as an informal hedge and is a very hardy shrub with a compact habit. Makes a colorful hedge plant or background specimen. Hardy for zones 8-10.
 150mg pack ( hundreds of tiny seeds ) $2.95
RLP073 White Kunzea Kunzea ambigua
Kunzea ambigua, commonly known as the White Kunzea, Poverty Bush or Tick Bush, is a common shrub of the myrtaceae family found mainly on sandstone soils in eastern Australia. Growing up to 5 m (16 ft) high and wide, it bears small white flowers in spring. Used in native gardening, it attracts native insects. It is also used in amenities planting and sand dune stabilization.
Under cultivation K. ambigua grows into a handsome shrub which attracts numerous birds and bees when in flower. It adapts to many situations and may be used as a background shrub, for screening or as a feature plant.
Makes a colorful hedge plant or background specimen. Hardy for zones 8-10.
Native animals are said to be often found sleeping under Kunzea plants, where they seek relief from ticks and other parasites - hence its popular name of "tick bush".
Kunzea Essential Oil is made from this plant. Over recent years, a good number of anecdotal reports have been reported relative to the therapeutic benefits of Kunzea essential oil in a variety of common complaints.
This has led to Kunzea oil having been listed with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration for the following approved therapeutic claims:
For the temporary relief of the pain of arthritis and rheumatism; relief of the symptoms of influenza; relief of muscular aches and pains; helps relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.
 150mg pack ( hundreds of tiny seeds ) $2.95
RLP071 Hop Bush Dodonaea viscosa
Hop Bush (also known as Hopseed Bush) is a drought-tolerant shrub with an upright, branching form. It reaches a height of 12 feet with a 10 foot spread. Its willow-like leaves are 4 inches long.
The foliage is a bronzy-green color that turns a reddish shade in the winter months. Small clusters of yellowish-green flowers bloom in the spring and are followed by winged seed pods. The winged seeds look similar to hops from which beer is made, hence the name.
Makes a very nice informal hedge plant and a good xeriscape plant. Cold hardy to about 15 degrees.
  10 seeds $2.95
IM125 False Spirea Sorbaria sorbifolia
This shrub leafs out in spring and has fernlike leaves made up of many sharp-toothed leaflets. Forms thickets by suckers. Flower clusters grow to a foot long. Gives a lush, tropical effect when watered. Blooms on new wood. Grows 4-7 feet tall, good for zones 3-7. Gardeners tend to take Sorbaria for granted. Durable, yes. Cold-hardy, yes. And, yes, there is summertime's attractive foliage and impressive flower display. It seems a shame, then, that Sorbaria has been relegated to hedgerows and railroad right-of-ways. In midsummer come the large sprays of creamy white flowers. But now the plant has a better-behaved, more ladylike, dwarf form. Perfection. Serves beautifully as a low hedge or summer accent. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil.
Note: We recommend CAPE seed germination primer be used for these seeds, even with this they are still somewhat difficult to germinate, but well worth the effort..
  10mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.75