We have a beautiful selection of potted plants available in the summer. Some even have fruit on them! The following plants are available for summer shipping or pick up at the farm or the Olympia Farmer's Market. During the summer, the shipping costs are higher because the plants have to be shipped in pots. During the summer WA, OR, ID and CA orders are shipped via UPS. All other states are shipped via priority mail (3 day transit time). Orders that are shipped in summer or fall are not guaranteed.
Large white flowers in June which last a month, followed by large strawberry-like pinkish red, edible yet bland fruit that will attract birds. Dark green long leaves turn scarlet to purple leaves in autumn. Chinese Oriental Dogwoods have year-round interest. Horizontal branching tree with a rounded crown and pyramidal growth to 25-30 ft. Resistant to dogwood anthracnose and borers. Hardy to -20°F. Zone 5-8.
A newer commercial variety from Denmark with big clusters of black fruits that are especially high in antioxidants. Plants bear on two year old wood. Samdal Elderberry will send up many new canes from the base each year, so in order to keep the plant more manageable, commercial growers will prune out the second year canes after the crop has finished producing. Grows to about 5-7 ft. Care needs to be taken in harvesting, as elderberries can be brittle and roots resent disturbance. Zone 3-7.
A spectacular, fast growing ornamental. A mass of vanilla-like fragrant lavender-blue flower that cover the tree before leaves emerge. Sometimes called Fox-glove tree due to the blossoms resemblance to foxgloves. Huge, heart-shaped leaves are up to 2 ft. broad. The edible flowers from an Empress Tree can be added to salads and can make a good honey. Valuable wood for cabinetry and has been traditionally used in Japan for making stringed musical instruments. Easy to grow in full sun. Native to Asia. Also known as "Royal Paulownia" named after the daughter of a Russian Tsar. Zone 6-9.
This large red fleshed purple fig is very flavorful. Madelaine of Two Seasons Fig ripens a good crop in Western Washington in early August. In a warm location a second crop can be produced in the fall. A.K.A. Dan's Favorite and Ackermann's
Small to medium sized fruit, green skin with yellow stripes. Very cool looking. Some faint striping is evident even in the young branches in the spring. Sets well here (Western WA) every year, but never ripens in our cool climate. However, the cut branches loaded with small striped figs are popular in floral arrangements. In warm climate regions, the fruit from Striped Tiger Fig is highly regarded. As referred to by the cultivar "Panache". Zone 8-10.
A small tree with medium sized dark skinned, sweet and flavorful fruit. Violette Du Bordeaux Fig is very good fresh or dried. Reliable even in cooler climates. Sometimes referred to by the cultivar "Negronne". Zone 7-10.