Beautiful Gardens Start at Ambleside!

Beautiful Gardens Start at Ambleside

Customers have always been delighted with our park-like setting where TREES AND SHRUBS are displayed. Meandering paths lead through Dogwoods, Cherries, and Birches.

Ornamental trees are grouped together and include many that bloom after the Cherries and Plums and Pears. Ambleside carries American Dogwoods and the Rutgers Hybrid Dogwoods as well as pink and white Kousa Dogwoods. Other garden favorites include Redbuds (in shrubform, treeform, or weeping), Fringetrees in both shrub and tree form ( American and Chinese), Japanese Styrax and the unusual Styrax Obassia, Japanese Tree Lilacs, Stewartias, and the August blooming Golden Rain Tree.
A huge selection of Azaleas and Rhododendron offers you a spectacular range of colors and extended bloom periods. Don't miss the unusual dwarf Rhododendron varieties--Mary Fleming, Ginny Gee,  Windbeam, and Dora Amateis, the dwarf late blooming Azalea varieties-- Pink and White Gumpos,  Susan Oliver, and Flame Creeper, and the hybrid native Azaleas varieties, some of which flower into July.

For summer flowers choose from Ambleside's selection of Spirea, Butterfly Bushes--including the new dwarf 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven'--and Crepe Myrtles.  Ambleside's Hydrangeas include the Endless Summer and also older favorites such as Nikko Blue and the lacecap Bluebird.

Don't miss the connoisseur's corner filled with many hard to find plants like dwarf Daphnes, and dwarf and weeping Dawn Redwoods and Bald Cypresses. Look for the unusual dwarf Ginkgos, and Japanese White Pines suitable for use as bonsai. And of course, throughout the connoisseur's corner are many  rare and unusual Japanese Maples--Hupps Dwarf, Ryusen and Mikawa Yatsubusa  being some of this year's additions.

This year's collection of dwarf evergreens and rock garden gems is better than ever. Try any of the popular dwarf Hinoki Cypress varieties--Lynn's Golden, Verdoni, Mariesi, Split Rock, or Kosteri. For added accent, many of these are now available in a "topgrafted" form creating a miniature tree! Dwarf Spruces, Pines, and Cryptomerias also are perfect in the rock garden.

While not comprehensive, the following listings include much of the materials that we expect to carry this year.  In some instances, only one or two specimens of a particularly unusual variety may be available.  We try to keep this listing current; at the same time, please feel free to contact us and inquire about a special or favorite plant.



Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
   Korean Fir 

Acer griseum
  Paperbark Maple

Acer rubrum varieties
  Red Maple

  • October Glory
  • Red Sunset

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
   Green Mt. Sugar Maple

Aesculus varieties

  • Bottlebrush SO
  • Red Buckeye

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
   Gold Dust Plant

Azalea varieties

  • Ben Morrison
  • Blauw's Pink
  • Delaware Valley White
  • Encore Hybrids
  • Exbury Gibraltar
  • Exbury Klondyke
  • Girard's Hot Shot
  • Pink & White Gumpo
  • Herbert Purple
  • Hino Crimson
  • Lady Robin
  • Rosey Lites SO
  • Silver Sword
  • Tradition Pink
  • arb. x prun. 'Lollipop'
  • vis. x prun. 'Millenium'
  • vis. x prun. 'Pennsylvavia'
  • vis. 'Lemon Drop'
Photo of Silberlocke Korean Fir
Silberlocke Korean Fir
Photo of Star Magnolia
White Star Magnolia
Photo of Miss Grace Weeping Dawn Redwood
Weeping Dawn Redwood
Photo of Ben Morrison Azalea
Ben Morrison Azalea

Lagerstroemia varieties
   Crepe Myrtle

  • Dynamite
  • Tonto
  • Zuni

Leucothue axillaris
   Drooping Leucothue

Lindera benzoin

Magnolia varieties

  • Southern Magnolia 'Edith Bogue'
  •  Butterflies
  • Golden Gift
  • Pink Saucer
  • White Royal Star
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia

Mahonia fortunei 'Bealei'
   Leatherleaf Mahonia

Metasequoia glyptostroboides varieties
Dawn Redwood

  • Dawn Redwood
  • Miss Grace Weeping
  • Gold Rush
  • North Light dwarf

Microbiota decussata
   Russian Juniper SO

Myrica pennsylvanica

Nandina domestica varieties
   Heavenly Bamboo

  • Burgundy Wine
  • Fire Power
Photo of Lemon Drop Azalea
Lemon Drop Azalea
Photo of Gibraltar Azalea
Gibraltar Azalea
Photo of Azalea Millenium
Millenium Azalea
Photo of Klondyke Azalea
Klondyke Azalea

Berberis varieties

  • William Penn
  • Admiration
  • Bonanza Gold
  • Rosey Glow
  • Royal Burgundy

Betula nigra 'Heritage'
   Heritage River Birch

Buddleia varieties
   Butterfly Bush

  • Black Knight
  • Petite Blue Heaven
  • Royal Red

Buxus varieties

  • Green Mountain
  • Wintergreen
  • Common American
  • Graham Blandy
  • Dwarf English SO
  • Variegated
  • Tide Hill

Callicarpa x Early Amethyst
   Early Amethyst Beautyberry

Calycanthus fl. Michael Lindsay
   Sweetshrub Michael Lindsay

Cedrus atlantica varieties
   Atlas Cedar

  • Blue Cascade SO
  • Weeping Blue Atlas

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var.
  Japanese Plum Yew

  • Duke Gardens
  • Fastigiata
Photo of Tigertail Spruce
Dwarf Tigertail Spruce
Photo of Early Amethyst Beautyberry
Early Amethyst Beautyberry
Photo of Prostrate Blue Spruce
Prostrate Blue Spruce
Photo of Cavatine Andromeda
dwarf Andromeda Cavatine

Parrotia persica
   Persian Parrotia

Picea abies varieties
   Norway Spruce

  • Norway
  • Cupressina fastigiate
  • Hillside Upright
  • Little Gem
  • Bird Nest
  • Weeping
  • Pusch
  • Pygmaea SO
  • Vermont Gold

Picea bicolor
   Tigertail Spruce

Picea glauca 'Conica'
   Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea omorika
   Serbian Spruce

Picea pungens
   Blue Spruce

  • Blue Spruce
  • Fat Albert
  • Dwarf Globe
  • Fastigiate
  • Montgomery
  • Prostrata

Pieris japonica varieties
   Japanese Andromeda

  • Dorothy Wykoff
  • Cavatine
  • Katsura

Pinus banksiana varieties
   Jack Pine

  • Schoodic SO
  • Uncle Fogy
Photo of Weeping Katsura Tree
Weeping Katsura Tree
Photo of Avondale Redbud
Avondale Redbud
Photo of Jack Korbit Korean Pine
Variegated Korean Pine
Photo of Pumila Japanese Stone Pine
Dwarf Japanese Stone Pine

Cercidiphyllum varieties
   Katsura Tree

  • Japonicum SO
  • Weeping SO

Cercis canadensis varieties

  • Ace of Hearts
  • American
  • Appalachian Red
  • Covey Weeping
  • Forest Pansy
  • Oklahoma
  • Royal White

Cercis chinensis varieties
   Chinese Redbud

  • Avondale SO
  • Don Egolf SO

Chamaecyparis obtusa varieties
   Hinoki False Cypress

  • Gracilis Compacta
  • Kamaenihiba
  • Kosteri
  • Lynn's Golden
  • Mariesii SO
  • Nana Gracilis
  • Nana Lutea SO
  • Split Rock
  • Tsatsumi Gold
  • Verdoni

Chionanthus retusas
   Chinese Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus
   American Fringetree

Cladrastis lutea
   American Yellow Wood SO

Photo of Chinese Fringetree
Chinese Fringetree
Photo of American Fringetree
American Fringetree
Photo of Pink Dogwood
Pink Dogwood
Photo of Kousa Dogwood
Kousa Dogwood

Pinus cembra
   Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus densiflora varieties
   Japanese Red Pine

  • Jane Kluis
  • Pendula

Pinus koraiensis varieties
   Korean Pine

  • Jack Korbit
  • Morris Blue
  • Dragon's Eye SO

Pinus parviflora varieties
   Japanese White Pine

  • Adcock's Dwarf SO
  • Bergman
  • Fukuzumi SO
  • Goldylocks SO
  • Hagaromo
  • Pent Azuma
  • Regenhold Broom SO
  • Tanima No Uki

Pinus pumila Jeddloh
   Dwarf Japanese Stone Pine SO

Pinus strobus varieties
   Eastern White Pine

  • White Pine
  • Nana dwarf
  • Macopin dwarf SO
  • Pendula weeping
  • Vercurve

Pinus thunbergii varieties
   Japanese Black Pine

  • Banshosho
  • Kotobuki
  • Thunderhead


Photo of Pink Dogwood
Pink Dogwood
Photo of Kwanzan Cherry
Kwanzan Cherry
Photo of Purpleleaf Plum
Purpleleaf Plum

Clethra varieties

  • Cinnamon bark (treeform only)
  • Barbinervis  (treeform only) SO
  • Hummingbird
  • Ruby Spice

Cornus florida varieties

  • Appalachian Spring
  • Cherokee Princess
  • White & Pink
  • x Celestial
  • x Venus SO

Cornus kousa varieties
   Chinese Dogwood

  • Kousa
  • Weeping
  • Samaritan
  • Scarlet Fire

Cornus Mas
   Cornelian Cherry SO

Corylopsis pauciflora
   Winter Hazel

Cryptomeria japonica varieties
   Japanese Temple Cedar

  • Black Dragon
  • Globosa
  • Rein's Dense Jade SO
  • Yoshino

Cytisus varieties
   Scotch Broom

  • Burkwood SO
  • Lena SO
  • Moonlight SO
Photo of Okame Cherry
Okame Cherry
Photo of Cornus Mas
Cornelian Cherry
Photo of Winter Hazel
Winter Hazel
Photo of Lena Scotch Broom
Lena Scotch Broom

Prunus ceracifera
   Thundercloud Purpleleaf

Prunus laurocerasus varieties
   Cherry Laurel

  • Otto Luyken SO
  • Schipkanensis SO

Prunus varieties
   Flowering Cherry

  • Kwanzan
  • Pink Weeping
  • Okame
  • Pink Cascade
  • Snow Fountain
  • Yoshino

Pseudotsuga menziesii
   Douglas Fir

Pyrus calleryana
   Bradford Pear

Rhododendron varieties

  • Chionoides
  • Cornell Pink
  • Mary Fleming SO
  • Dora Amateis
  • Nova Zembla
  • PJM
  • PJM Aglo
  • PJM Landmark
  • Roseum Elegans
  • Solidarity
  • Windbeam SO

Salix Babylonica varieties

  • Weeping
  • Golden SO
Photo of Chionoides Rhododendron
Chionoides Rhododendron
Photo of Rhododendron Roseum Elegans
Rhodo Roseum Elegans
Photo of Mary Fleming Rhododendron
Rhodo Mary Fleming
Photo of Solidarity Rhododendron
Solidarity Rhododendron
Photo of Nikko Deutzia
Nikko Deutzia
photo of Enkianthus
Redvein Enkianthus
Photo of Spirea Magic Carpet
Magic Carpet Spirea
Burning Bush
Burning Bush

Deutzia crenata varieties
 Slender Deutzia

  • Nikko
  • x Yuki Cherry Blossom

Enkianthus campanulatus
   Redvein Enkianthus

Euonymous alatus compacta
   Burning Bush

Fagus sylvatica Tricolor
   Tricolor Beech

Forsythia intermedia
   Border Forsythia

Fothergilla gardenii
   Dwarf Bottlebrush

Franklinia alatamaha
   Franklin Tree

Ginkgo biloba varieties

  • Jade Butterflies SO
  • Maidenhair Tree
  • Mariken
  • Troll

Halesia carolina
   Carolina Silverbell

Hamamelis intermedia varieties
   Witch Hazel

  • Arnold Promise SO
  • Diane SO
  • Jalena

Hydrangea varieties

  • Bluebird
  • Climbing
  • Endless Summer
  • Forever Pink
  • Nikko
  • Oakleaf

Ilex varieties

  • Blue Boy & Blue Girl
  • Green Lustre
  • Helleri
  • Inkberry
  • Steeds
  • x Centennial Girl

Ilex verticillata varieties
   Winterberry Holly

  • Jim Dandy
  • Red Sprite
  • Sparkleberry
Photo of Japanese Snowbell
Japanese Snowbell
Photo of Fragrant Snowbell
Fragrant Snowbell
Photo of Carolina Silverbell
Carolina Silverbell
Photo of Jalena Witch Hazel
Jalena Witch Hazel
Photo of Arnold Promise Witch Hazel
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel
Photo of Sparkleberry Winterberry Holly
Sparkleberry Winterberry Holly

Sciadopitys verticillata
   Japanese Umbrella Pine

Spirea varieties

  • Gold Mound
  • Magic Carpet
  • Little Princess
  • Snowmound
  • Vanhouttei

Stewartia koreana
   Korean Stewartia

Styrax japonica

  • Japanese
  • Carillon
  • Emerald Pagoda
  • Fragrant Fountain

Styrax obassia
   Fragrant Snowbell

Syringa varieties

  • Beijing Gold
  • Common Lilac SO
  • Dwarf Korean
  • Japanese Tree Lilac
  • Miss Kim

Taxodium distichum varieties
   Bald Cypress

  • Emerald Shadow
  • Peve Minaret
  • Seacrest

Thuja varieties

  • Emerald Green
  • Green Giant
  • Rheingold SO
  • Steeplechase SO

Tsuga canadensis varieties
   Canadian Hemlock

  • Jeddloh
  • Weeping

Viburnum varieties

  • Blackhaw
  • Burkwood SO
  • Carlcephalum
  • Carlesi
  • Dentatum
  • Doublefile
  • Leatherleaf
  • Winterthur
  • x Summer Snowflake
Photo of Hydrangea Endless Summer
Endless Summer Hyd.
Photo of Hydrangea Forever Pink
Forever Pink Hydrangea
Photo of Climbing Hydrangea
Climbing Hydrangea
Photo of Bluebird Hydrangea
Bluebird Hydrangea

Itea virginica Henry's Garnet
   Virginia Sweetspire

Juniperus varieties

  • Blue Pointe
  • Blue Star
  • Gold Cone
  • Hollywood
  • Old Gold
  • Procumbens Nana
  • Sea Green


Photo of Carlesi Viburnum
Koreanspice Viburnum
Photo of Viburnum Summer Snowflake
Summer Snowflake Viburnum

Weigela florida varieties

  • Sonic Bloom
  • Wine & Roses

Wisteria varieties

  • Violacae Plena
  • Amethyst Falls

Zelkova serrata
   Japanese Zelkova