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  SO

Acer griseum
  Paperbark Maple

Acer rubrum varieties
  Red Maple

  • October Glory SO
  • Red Sunset SO

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
   Green Mt. Sugar Maple SO

Aesculus varieties

  • Bottlebrush SO
  • Red Buckeye

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
   Gold Dust Plant SO

Azalea varieties

  • Ben Morrison SO
  • Blauw's Pink SO
  • Delaware Valley White
  • Encore Hybrids SO
  • Exbury Gibraltar SO
  • Exbury Klondyke SO
  • Girard's Hot Shot
  • Pink & White Gumpo
  • Herbert Purple
  • Hino Crimson
  • Lady Robin SO
  • Rosey Lites SO
  • Silver Sword
  • Tradition Pink
  • arb. x prun. 'Lollipop' SO
  • vis. x prun. 'Millenium' SO
  • vis. x prun. 'Pennsylvavia' SO
  • vis. 'Lemon Drop' SO
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 SO
  • Tonto SO
  • Zuni SO

Leucothue axillaris
   Drooping Leucothue SO

Lindera benzoin
   Spicebush  SO

Magnolia varieties

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

Mahonia fortunei 'Bealei'
   Leatherleaf Mahonia SO

Metasequoia glyptostroboides varieties
Dawn Redwood

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

Microbiota decussata
   Russian Juniper SO

Myrica pennsylvanica

Nandina domestica varieties
   Heavenly Bamboo

  • Burgundy Wine SO
  • Fire Power SO
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 SO
  • Admiration SO
  • Bonanza Gold SO
  • Rosey Glow SO
  • Royal Burgundy SO

Betula nigra 'Heritage'
   Heritage River Birch SO

Buddleia varieties
   Butterfly Bush

  • Black Knight SO
  • Pugster Pink SO
  • Pugster Blue SO

Buxus varieties

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

Callicarpa x Early Amethyst
   Early Amethyst Beautyberry

Calycanthus fl. Michael Lindsay
   Sweetshrub Michael Lindsay SO

Cedrus atlantica varieties
   Atlas Cedar

  • Blue Cascade SO
  • Weeping Blue Atlas SO

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var.
  Japanese Plum Yew

  • Duke Gardens SO
  • Fastigiata SO
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 SO

Picea abies varieties
   Norway Spruce

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

Picea bicolor
   Tigertail Spruce  SO

Picea glauca 'Conica'
   Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea omorika
   Serbian Spruce

Picea pungens
   Blue Spruce

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

Pieris japonica varieties
   Japanese Andromeda

  • Dorothy Wykoff
  • Cavatine SO
  • Katsura SO

Pinus banksiana varieties
   Jack Pine

  • Schoodic SO
  • Uncle Fogy SO
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 SO
  • American SO
  • Appalachian Red SO
  • Covey Weeping SO
  • Ruby Falls SO
  • Little Woody SO
  • Royal White SO

Cercis chinensis varieties
   Chinese Redbud

  • Avondale SO
  • Don Egolf SO

Chamaecyparis obtusa varieties
   Hinoki False Cypress

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

Chionanthus retusas
   Chinese Fringetree SO

Chionanthus virginicus
   American Fringetree SO

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 SO
  • Pendula SO

Pinus koraiensis varieties
   Korean Pine

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

Pinus parviflora varieties
   Japanese White Pine

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

Pinus pumila Jeddloh
   Dwarf Japanese Stone Pine SO

Pinus strobus varieties
   Eastern White Pine

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

Pinus thunbergii varieties
   Japanese Black Pine

  • Banshosho SO
  • Kotobuki
  • Thunderhead SO


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

Clethra varieties

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

Cornus florida varieties

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

Cornus kousa varieties
   Chinese Dogwood

  • Kousa SO
  • Weeping SO
  • Samaritan SO
  • Scarlet Fire SO

Cornus Mas
   Cornelian Cherry SO

Corylopsis pauciflora
   Winter Hazel

Cryptomeria japonica varieties
   Japanese Temple Cedar

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

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 SO
  • Pink Weeping SO
  • Okame SO
  • Pink Cascade SO
  • Snow Fountain SO
  • Yoshino
    Autumn Flowering SO

Pseudotsuga menziesii
   Douglas Fir

Pyrus calleryana
   Bradford Pear SO

Rhododendron varieties

  • Cunningham White SO
  • Cornell Pink SO
  • Mary Fleming SO
  • Dora Amateis SO
  • Nova Zembla SO
  • PJM SO
  • PJM Aglo SO
  • PJM Landmark SO
  • Roseum Elegans SO
  • Solidarity SO
  • Maximum Roseum 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 SO

Enkianthus campanulatus
   Redvein Enkianthus SO

Euonymous alatus compacta
   Burning Bush

Fagus sylvatica Tricolor
   Tricolor Beech SO

Forsythia intermedia
   Border Forsythia SO

Fothergilla gardenii
   Dwarf Bottlebrush

Franklinia alatamaha
   Franklin Tree SO

Ginkgo biloba varieties

  • Jade Butterflies SO
  • Maidenhair Tree
  • Mariken SO
  • Troll

Halesia carolina
   Carolina Silverbell SO

Hamamelis intermedia varieties
   Witch Hazel

  • Arnold Promise SO
  • Diane SO
  • Jalena SO

Hydrangea varieties

  • Twist 'n Shout SO
  • Bloomstruck SO
  • Endless Summer SO
  • Forever Pink SO
  • Invincibelle
  • Oakleaf SO

Ilex varieties

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

Ilex verticillata varieties
   Winterberry Holly

  • Jim Dandy SO
  • Red Sprite SO
  • Sparkleberry SO
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 SO
  • Magic Carpet SO
  • Little Princess SO
  • Snowmound
  • Vanhouttei SO

Stewartia koreana
   Korean Stewartia SO

Styrax japonica

  • Japanese SO
  • Carillon SO
  • Marley's Pink Weeping SO
  • Fragrant Fountain SO

Styrax obassia
   Fragrant Snowbell SO

Syringa varieties

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

Taxodium distichum varieties
   Bald Cypress

  • Emerald Shadow
  • Peve Minaret SO
  • Cave Hill SO

Thuja varieties

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

Tsuga canadensis varieties
   Canadian Hemlock

  • Jeddloh SO
  • Weeping SO

Viburnum varieties

  • Blackhaw SO
  • Burkwood SO
  • Carlcephalum SO
  • Carlesi SO
  • Dentatum SO
  • Doublefile SO
  • Leatherleaf
  • Winterthur SO
  • x Summer Snowflake SO
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 SO
  • Gold Cone
  • Hollywood SO
  • Old Gold SO
  • Procumbens Nana
  • Sea Green SO


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

Weigela florida varieties

  • Sonic Bloom SO
  • Wine & Roses SO

Wisteria varieties

  • Violacae Plena SO
  • Amethyst Falls SO

Zelkova serrata
   Japanese Zelkova