Bellevue Nursery is pleased to offer you some rare specimens of fruiting and flowering plants commonly found in Asia and Europe. The majority of these young plants are hardy in the Pacific NW, and will be a conversation piece in your garden.
PERSIMMON ‘Saijo’: This very popular Japanese variety bears abundant crops of conical-shaped, orange-red, very sweet and juicy fruit. Early ripening and one of the best for drying. It is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato. Full sun and well-drained soil. Zone 7.
JAPANESE FLOWERING PLUM ‘Bungo’: A famous and revered variety found in gardens throughout Japan. Spectacular in bloom, it is covered with profuse, light pink, fragrant flowers. Abundant, apricot-size, light green fruit in August, often used for pickling & syrups. Partially self-fertile. Full sun and well-drained soil. Zone 6.
GREEN FUKI: A spectacular giant perennial, with huge round leaves and 3 ft. long stalks that are a prized vegetable in Japan. White, daisy-like, fragrant flowers also used in Japanese cooking. Likes moist soil and can spread rapidly, dying back in the fall. Full to part shade. Zone 5.
LANZHO LILY: This very attractive perennial lily is prized for its bright red flowers and large, delicious bulbs. Crunchy and sweet, they can be used like water chestnuts in stir-fries and soups. Well-drained fertile soil. Full sun. Zone 5.
Come in early for best selection ~ quantities limited. Also available: Chinese Haw, Loquat, Pomegranate, Figs, Jasmines, Colossal Chestnut, and more!
JUST IN – DWARF CITRUS TREES
Imagine picking fresh lemons, key limes, kumquats, mandarin oranges and calamondin off your very own citrus tree.
We recommend growing these trees in a container so you can overwinter them in a warmer spot. The fragrance of citrus blossoms are heavenly and the delicious fruit follow later in the year. Place in sunny spot and water deeply but infrequently.
Japanese Maples – A Northwest Garden Classic
Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are the perfect focal point in the garden or in a beautiful container on your deck or entry way. What other tree offers such a variety of form and range of color? Japanese maples normally grow at a moderate rate and are well-behaved trees, happiest in morning sun/afternoon shade. Truly a four-season tree: Delicate serrated foliage emerging in spring, lush green to red color in summer, brilliant gold, scarlet and orange in fall, then interesting bark and branching structure revealed in winter.
We love the strange and unusual! Please check out our collector’s corner for some not-so-common plants we think will entice and fascinate you.
Grow Your Own….
Enjoy the freshest mushrooms ever, at a fraction of the price at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Ask about our Oyster Mushroom Kit which includes everything you need to grow and harvest several small crops of these delicious fungi. It’s surprisingly easy to grow Oyster Mushrooms by following a few simple steps. Great educational activity for the kids, too.
- Oyster Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in Asia as natural medicine. Oyster mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and possess natural anti-bacterial properties.
- Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, protein, copper, potassium, zinc and selenium. All essential minerals to a healthy diet.
- Mushrooms are also a rich in dietary fiber and are low in both saturated and unsaturated fat. Dietary fiber helps stimulate digestion, relieving constipation problems.
- They taste great!