Featured Trees & Shrubs

Acer Gardens grows too many varieties of trees & shrubs to list on our website! Here a few notable varieties we are growing this next season, all available summer 2021. If you are looking for a specific cultivar or species, please give us a call! Our stock is always changing.

Buddleia 'Pink Cascade

Our new 'Pink Cascade' butterfly bush is big and beautiful! Huge panicles of apple blossom pink flowers are 10-12" long and up to 4" thick, attracting clouds of pollinators in late summer. In full sun, this twiggy shrub can reach 5' tall by 6' wide, so give it lots of space to grow! Hardy to zone 5.

Vitex 'Pink Pinnacle'

With a dense growth habit and long blooming spikes of pink flowers, 'Pink Pinnacle' is an excellent addition to the late summer garden. This well behaved shrub reaches 6-8' tall by 4-5' wide, and is happiest in full sun. Hardy to zone 5.

Leucothoe 'Curly Red'

Deer resistant and shade loving, 'Curly Red' is one of our new favorite evergreen shrubs. The glossy, curling foliage emerges as a bright orange-red, fading to a rich summer green, and returning to purple for the winter, giving it year round interest. It is hardy to zone 6, and can reach 4-5' tall by 5' wide if left untrimmed.

Caryopteris 'Grand Bleu'

'Grand Bleu' is a compact, deciduous shrub reaching 2-3' tall by wide, with silvery green, fragrant  foliage and clouds of dark blue flowers from July-September. Pollinators are it! Caryopteris should be treated as woody perennials, and trimmed back in the spring. Happiest in full sun with well drained soils, hardy to zone 5.

Rosa hybrid 'Fruity Petals'

'Fruity Petals' is a large, coral and yellow flower with a light fragrance. Growing 6' tall by 4' wide, it is a reblooming climber with excellent disease resistance. Hardy to zone 4.

Metasequoia 'Amber Glow'

Growing about 1 foot per year, our 'Amber Glow' Dawn Redwood is a large garden showpiece. Soft, golden foliage covers this deciduous conifer from spring through summer, turning a rich orange in fall. Growing 30' in 25 years, it maintains a dense pyramid habit, and is happiest in full to partial sun. Hardy to zone 6.

Fruit Trees & Edible Berry Plants

Apple Trees

Acer Gardens grows a wide variety of hardy apple trees. All will produce lots of flavorful  apples! Check out our availability. 

Self Fertile, Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf and 'Fuji' Espaliered forms available

Violette De Bordeaux Fig

Violette de Bordeaux Fig produces small, sweet, purple-black fruit with a deep red pulp ripening in the fall. Enjoy the fruit fresh or dried.  Grows 6'-10' tall and does not need a pollinator.  These are fruiting sized plants! Will need protection during winter months, zone 6.  Chicago' and 'Texas Everbearing' also available.

Spring 2021

Seckel Pear

The Seckel Pear is an American grown, small, chubby fruit  with a sweet and spicy flavor.  Olive green fruit ripens to a dark maroon in September, and is very fragrant. Perfectly snack sized and highly disease-resistant.  The Seckel pear grows 20' tall and 13' wide and self fertile. Grows well in zone 5.

Spring 2021

Raspberries & Blackberries

Enjoy berries all summer long!  Choose among some of the most productive fruiting varieties on the market, including red, black and thornless options.

Ball & Burlap Tree Planting Guide

Enjoy our step by step tree planting video with Bill Harris.  For more detailed information, read our handout on Tree Planting. 

447 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT.

(860) 526-9056

Open Mon-Sat 8:30-5pm, Sun 9:00-3pm

Mid March through Christmas Eve

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