Our Plants

Welcome to The Sterling Nursery plant page.  Here you will find the varieties we offer along with descriptions and pictures.

Buxus Semervirens ‘Arctic Emerald’ PP#18289Arctic Emerald Boxwood

Common Name: Arctic Emerald Boxwood
An upright mutation of Buxus sempervirens found by Marlene Krasinsky in western PA. An extremely hardy upright boxwood that will hold its deep green color all winter long. New growth is chartreuse green.
Zone:  4-9
Height:7-8′  Spread:3′

Buxus Microphylla ‘Little Missy’Little Missy Boxwood

Common Name: Little Missy Boxwood
has smaller leaves than Buxus microphylla and it maintains a very nice dense habit and lustrous dark green foliage all year round. The growth rate is around 2-3″ per flush.
Zone: 5-9
Height: 16″  Spread: 3′

Buxus x ‘Conrowe’ PP#19924Gordo™ Boxwood

Common Name: Gordo™ Boxwood
A compact growing evergreen shrub that is similar in habit to other Korean Boxwoods such as Green Velvet. Buxus Gordo is a medium to slow grower with a subtle bloom, which attracts bees. This particular variety also offers a somewhat larger more scalloped leaf, which requires minimal pruning and maintenance.
Zone: 5-8
Height: 4′  Spread: 4′

Buxus x ‘Krazgreen’ PP#10773Green Ice® Boxwood

Common Name: Green Ice® Boxwood
Super hardy and deep green all winter! Our new boxwood is vigorous, growing to a medium sized shrub. Deep, glossy green foliage remains green throughout even the harshest of winters. Beautiful blue-green flush in spring.
Zone: 5-9
Height: 3′  Spread: 3′

Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Winter Gem’winter gem

Common Name: Winter Gem Boxwood
‘Winter Gem’ is a low and spreading plant with large, glossy leaves. It tolerates wet soil conditions better than the semperivirens cultivars thereby giving it a good fit into commercial jobs.


Buxus sempervirens

Common Name: American Boxwood
A classic, large-growing boxwood that has stood the test of time. Extensively planted in Colonial American landscapes. Excellent winter foliage color. Cuttings are often used for holiday decorations.

Buxus sempervirens ‘Dee Runk’dee runk

Common Name: Dee Runk Boxwood
An excellent upright cultivar, grown for both for its form and its ability to thrive in a variety of site conditions. Slightly narrower but very similar to ‘Fastigiata’.  Excellent choice for narrow hedges


Buxus sempervirens ‘Fastigiata’

Common Name: Fastigiata Boxwood
An outstanding upright cultivar. Foliage is rich green with a hint of blue. Slightly broader but very similar to ‘Dee Runk’.  Excellent choice for narrow hedges.

Buxus sempervirens ‘Newport Blue’

Common Name: Newport Blue Boxwood
Wide, dwarf growing mound with stiff, upright branches growing 3–5″ a year. Large, pointed, oval-shaped blue-green foliage.

Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’

Common Name: Vardar Valley Boxwood
Distinctive blue foliage in the spring combined with excellent winter hardiness make this broad, mounding cultivar very appealing. More resistant to leaf miner than most boxwood cultivars. Extremely popular in test gardens and landscapes.

Buxus x ‘Green Gem’greengem

Common Name: Green Gem Boxwood
Buxus ‘Green Gem’ originated from Sheridan Nurseries in Canada. It has a slow growth habit and is considered to be very winter hardy, down to zone 4.


Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’green mountain

Common Name: Green Mountain Boxwood
A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood known for its semi-upright, rounded conical shape. Responds well to pruning. Widely planted throughout the United States.


Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’green velvet

Common Name: Green Velvet Boxwood
A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that is slightly wider than tall.  It is extensively planted throughout the Unites States.  Responds well to pruning. Beautiful light-green foliage in spring. Similar to ‘Glencoe’.


Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

Common Name: Winged Euonymus
Densely branched shrub with a rounded outline. Dark green leaves become a brilliant red in fall. In late spring small, delicate flowers appear. Excellent hedge or specimen plant.

Ilex x aquipernyi ‘Meschick’dragon lady

Dragon Lady® Holly
A striking narrow pyramidal to columar habit, this holly displays large red fruit against a background of glossy green foliage tinged with red. Ilex ‘Blue Stallion’ will pollinate.


Ilex x meservae Blue Maid®blue maid

Common Name: Blue Maid Holly
A broad, pyramidal grower. Large, bright red berries persist into winter. Needs a male blue holly to produce fruits. A hardy variety.


Ilex x meserveae Blue Princess®blue princess

Common Name: Blue Princess Holly
Abundant dark red fruits persist into winter on this large evergreen shrub. Excellent for Christmas decorations. Needs male blue holly to produce berries. One of the hardiest blue hollies.


Ilex x meserveae China Girl®china girl

Common Name: China Girl Holly
Ilex China Girl® has glossy green foliage with bright red berries grow on an upright, rounded shrub. Needs ‘China Boy’™ for a pollinator. May be hardier than “blue” hollies and more heat tolerant.


Juniperus chinensis ‘Angelica Blue’

Common Name: Angelica Blue Juniper
A wide-spreading “‘Pfitzer'” type plant with bright blue foliage. Makes an ideal foundation, mass planting or specimen.

Juniperus chinensis var. sargentiisargent

Common Name: Sargent Juniper
A good low-growing plant with broad-spreading, whip-like branches. Rich green foliage retains its color year-round. Makes an excellent groundcover or mass planting.


Juniperus horizontalis Plumosa ‘Youngstown’andorra

Common Name: Youngstown Andorra Juniper
The best of all Andorra types we have grown. Low, spreading branches seldom over 12” from ground. Fills well with compact habit. Silvery green foliage, turn- ing purple in winter.


Juniperus virginiana ‘Grey Owl’grey-owl

Common Name: Grey Owl Juniper
A wide-spreading plant with a Pfitzer type growth habit but smaller with soft, silvery-gray foliage. Sets abundant cones in winter. Ideal in mass plantings or as a specimen.


Lagerstroemia ‘Acoma’acoma

This semipendulous, semidwarf shrub maintains its mounded, somewhat weeping form for many years. Throughout the summer months, the lustrous, glossy dark green leaves provide a crisp backdrop for the snowy white flowers.


Lagerstromia ‘Arapaho’

a vigorous, upright summer warrior with strong red flowers and glossy dark green leaves tinged with maroon.  powdery mildew resistance

Lagerstroemia ‘Catawba’catawba

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
A deciduous large shrub or small tree with a globose, medium habit. Panicles of dark purple flowers bloom throughout summer. The glossy, dark green foliage turns reddish color in fall.


Lagerstroemia ‘Miami’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Large upright tree, dark coral pink flowers with dark brown bark.

Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’natchez

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
A deciduous large shrub to small tree with attractive cinnamon-brown bark. White 8″ flower panicles bloom throughout summer. Foliage turns orange to red in fall when not killed by early freeze.


Lagerstoemia ‘Osage’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Medium sized shrub or tree, clear pink flowers with mottled chestnut brown bark.

Lagerstroemia ‘Pocomoke’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
A dwarf deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub. Pale rose-lavender 3″ flower panicles bloom throughout summer. The dark green foliage turns maroon color in fall.

Lagerstroemia ‘Sioux’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Darkest green foliage of any crape myrtle with dark pink flowers. Drought tolerant, long blooming, mildew resistant, deciduous shrub.

Lagerstroemia ‘Tonto’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
A deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub. Fuchsia-red 6″ flower panicles bloom throughout summer. The dark green foliage turns maroon color in fall.

Lagerstroemia ‘Tuscarora’tuscaro

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
A deciduous large shrub to small tree. Dark coral-pink 8″ flower panicles bloom throughout summer. The dark green foliage turns red-orange in fall. Mildew resistant.


Lagerstroemia ‘Tuskegee’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Medium broad spreading tree, dark pink flowers with light gray to tan bark.

Lagerstroemia  ‘Muskogee’

Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Shrub has long blooming, light lavender flowers with brownish red exfoliating bark. Drought tolerant, long blooming, mildew resistant, deciduous shrub.

Ligustrum ovalifoliumcalifornia-privet

California Privet
Varying from deciduous to semi-evergreen, this tough plant is the privet of choice for hedging. It responds well to hard pruning producing a dense thicket of screen in a relatively short time.


Lindera benzoin

Common Name: Spicebush
Native woodland and wetland plant that adapts well to sun or shade, wet or normal locations.
Tiny green-yellow flowers welcome the beginning of spring in early April,

Taxus baccata ‘Erecta’

Common Name: Yew
Stiff, erect, bushy habit. Very slender.

Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’rependans

Dwarf English Yew
A slow growing, often semi-prostrate, female shrub with long spreading branches. Foliage is dark green.


Taxus cuspidata ‘Cuspidata #23’

Cutting Grown Upright Japanese Yew F
Fairview Evergreen’s own selection of Capitata, has a stronger upright branching habit than the seedling grown Cap, also slightly darker green and shorter needles.

Taxus media ‘Black Knight’blacknight

Common Name: Yew
Similar to ‘Densiformis’ but more dense and darker color


Taxus media ‘Densiformis’densi

Common Name: Yew
Dense, low, spreading shrub great basic foundation planting for hedge, screen or border. Dark green evergreen foliage backs scarlet berries.


Taxus x media ‘Greenwave’greenwave

Greenwave Yew
A very low, densely mounding form of taxus with arching branches, this cultivar has deep green foliage and a compact habit. Similar to Taxus baccata in form and function.


Taxus x media ‘Hatfieldii’hatfield

Hatfield Yew
A slow growing, densely compact yew with sharply ascending branches. A bit wider than Hicksii, but similar in shape. Hatfield branches to the ground better than Hicksii.


Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’hicksi

Common Name: Upright Yew
Needled evergreen shrub with ascending branches of lustrous dark green foliage. Produces red fleshy single seeded berries. Starts narrow, growing fuller with age.


Taxus x media ‘LC Bobbink’bobink

Common Name: Yew
A broad upright with glossy dark green foliage.


Taxus x media ‘Meyeri’meyeri

Common Name: Myer’s Yew
Dark green upright, more dense than ‘Hicksi’


Taxus x media ‘Tauntonii’

Taunton Spreading Yew
This spreading form performs well in the extremes of heat in zone 8 and also showing resistance to winter burn in the Midwest.

Taxus x media ‘Viridis’veridis

Grassgreen Yew
Narrow columnar form with densely arranged vertical branches. Foliage is light green accented by yellow green new growth. An excellant choice for corner plantings.


Taxus x media ‘Wardi’

Common Name: Wards Yew
Low growing with weeping branches

Thuja occidentalis ‘Elegantissima’elegantisima

Gold Tip Arborvitae
The dark green foliage is accented by yellow leaf tips. A dominant central leader makes it less vulnerable to snow and ice damage. Will acquire a bronze cast in winter.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’emerald-green

Common Name: Emerald Green Arborvitae
A narrow, compact, pyramidal grower with bright green foliage. Good for hedges and corners of landscapes. A hardy and disease-resistant variety.


Thuja occidentalis ‘George Peabody’

Common Name: Gold Arborvitae
Broad pyramidal with golden yellow foliage.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Woodwardii’globe

Common Name: Globe Arborvitae


Thuja occidentalis ‘Nigra’nigra

Dark American Arborvitae
This large pyramidal will achieve a base reaching 5 feet in width. Compact dark green foliage is retained throughout the year. It may take on a bronze cast in extremely cold conditions.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’

Mission Arborvitae
A broad pyramidal with very dark green foliage all year. It is a slow growing arborvitae with extremely dense branching and foliage. Tolerates cold climates and a wide range of adverse conditions.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Yellow Ribbon’

Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae
Prefers deep well drained soils. Dense foliage will retain bright golden yellow color throughout winter. This moderate grower is suitable for screens or hedges.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz’s Winter Green’Heitz

Hetz’s Winter Green Upright Arborvitae F N
Very narrow and upright, fast growing and thin when young. Attractive medium-green foliage holds color through winter.  Holds up very well to heavy snow loads.


Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’green-giant

Common Name: Green Giant Arborvitae
A narrow, pyramidal evergreen plant with rich, green foliage year round. Makes a good specimen or hedge plant.


Thuja plicata ‘Steeple Chase’

Steeplechase Arborvitae P.P.#16094
A sport of Green Giant, Steeplechase is slow growing and more dense. Has fine textured rich green foliage. Uses include mass planting, wind break, seacoast exposure or privacy screen.