Our online catalog is divided into the following
sections: Conifers, Hollies, Trees and Shrubs, Vines, Ornamental
Grasses, and Perennials.
In each section the plants are arranged in
alphabetical order by botanic name, followed by the common name,
if there is one, and a very brief description of the plant.
Elaborate descriptions and cultural instructions are available in
much better forms in many good horticultural books and would only
serve to make our catalog harder to read, and even harder to
Plants that carry an asterisk (*) after the name
are either unregistered Wavecrest originals, or they are plants we
grow that we have not been able to identify. When an identity
becomes known to us, we use the accepted name and drop our adopted
We do not broker plants. Everything we offer in
this catalog has been grown by us here in Western Michigan. We are
favored by a mild climate due to the proximity of Lake Michigan.
We have tried to flag those plants that will grow here but may not
be reliably hardy elsewhere in zone 5.
Most of the hollies we offer are hardy but growing
hollies involves more than cold
hardiness. They can be injured in winter by wind or exposure to
sunlight (especially in late winter), and do not tolerate having
their roots freeze. They require acidic soil. Proper soil
preparation, good location, and mulching are factors leading to
Our ornamental grasses are large and may be
divided into several pieces and planted separately or grown on as
a large clump. Because many of them grow tall they soon outgrow
our shipping boxes and are only available for spring shipping.
While we grow an extensive number of plant
varieties, we often have limited numbers of some varieties.
Please order early to avoid disappointment and let us know if we
may substitute a similar variety if necessary.
We pack our plants with the greatest care to
ensure they arrive in perfect condition. If they do not
arrive in perfect condition, please let us know immediately so we
mat resolve the problem.
Since we have no control over the destiny of our
plants after they leave our care, we cannot assume any
responsibility for their survival thereafter. We believe that the
priceless ingredient in any product is the honor and integrity of
its maker. We want you to be pleased and to become a regular