About Upshoot LLC: “UpShoot is a boutique horticulture marketing firm. We are passionate about plants—growing and locating new ones. Experiencing that undeniable thrill of first discovery—whether it’s our plant find or yours! We love learning about plants and sharing our knowledge to the media and consumers.”

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Carpinus caroliniana ‘JN Select A’ PPAF

Common name: Musclewood
Trademark: Fire King™
Introduced by: Bred by Mike Yanny, JN Plant Selections; introduced by UpShoot LLC
USDA hardiness zone: Zone 4 (being tested for Zone 3b)
Ornamental features: Consistent orange-red fall color; fast growth rate; excellent form and branching (upright when young, rounding with age); smooth gray bark and superior hardiness
Habit, size: 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide
Culture: Sun to partial shade; heat tolerant
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: No serious known insects or diseases
Availability: Bare root; B&B; containers

 


Gardenia jasminoides ‘Prince Charles’ PPAF

Common name: Gardenia
Trademark: Prince Charles™
Introduced by: Bred by Phil Dark, Oakmont Nursery; introduced by UpShoot LLC
USDA hardiness zone: Zone 7
Ornamental features: Requires little to no pruning; does not abort flower buds to heat stress; prolific flowering spring until dormancy; double, fragrant flowers and dark green leaves
Habit, size: 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; rich, acidic, moist but well-draining soil; drought resistant
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Moderate resistance to whitefly; neither susceptibility nor resistance to normal diseases and pests
Availability: 1- and 3-gallon containers

 


Ilex meservae ‘Madez’ PPAF

Common name: Holly
Trademark: Mademoiselle@ PPAF
Introduced by: Bred by Paul Hanslik, Holly Ridge Nursery; introduced by UpShoot LLC
USDA hardiness zone: Zone 5
Ornamental features: Shiny, dark, blue-green mature foliage with eye-catching chocolate-merlot new growth, white flowers and red berries; takes shearing to provide many shapes in the landscape
Habit, size: 12 to 15 feet tall by 8 to 10 feet wide
Culture: Full sun to moderate shade; sandy to loamy, dry to moderately moist soils
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: None indicated
Availability: 2- and 3-gallon containers

 


Lonicera crassifolia ‘Rualzam’

Common name: Honeysuckle
Trademark: Run-a-long™
Introduced by: UpShoot LLC for LCN Selections
USDA hardiness zone: Zone 5
Ornamental features: Evergreen to semi-evergreen, dark-green leaves look like Cotoneaster apiculata; miniature honeysuckle, trumpet-like, cream/yellow/red fragrant flowers; easily espaliered on a trellis for containers
Habit, size: 2 to 4 inches tall; groundcover
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained, moist soil; even moisture
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: None observed to date
Availability: 1-gallon containers