Actually, it's the newly available 'Orange Frost' citrus tree. Certain to be a hit here in San Antonio because it is cold hardy, self pollinating, seedless, and bears sweet fruit. Other hardy citrus plants are too tangy or slightly bitter and often full of seeds, so this is a huge breakthrough. It's not scheduled to hit garden centers for two more years, but these were available this week only at the Texas State Master Gardener's plant sale associated with their annual conference held this year in San Antonio.
This is the Orange Frost tree I selected and it already has fruit set so we may get fruit this year.
See those cute little fruits!
I also picked up this Euphorbia 'Rudolph', a cold hardy variety with foliage that turns red in cool weather, and Euphorbia Breathless 'Blush' with a rosy tint to the foliage and flowers. These euphorbias have been available for a while, but I had not seen them locally.
This SmokeTree which has been on my list for a while
For those who have not seen one, here's a Smoke Tree in bloom on this website.
I also brought home dahlberg daisy for the cactus patch, a sun coleus for my container garden, and a copper plant. A good find was the John Fanick's Phlox in the center. A plant with a nice local connection, it was discovered growing here in San Antonio and named for a local nurseryman.
Darla doesn't have a website yet, but you can contact her at Suebizcreations@yahoo.com.
Plant sales are always fun for me and this was even more so since I was able to pick up a few plants from my list and also see some new varieties. I will report back on the Orange Frost fruit when they mature.