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Cumberland Plants specializes in affordable landscaping and garden maintenance in the Sumner county area. From regular plant upkeep, pruning, fertilizing, and other maintenance, we have the experience to handle any project. Cumberland plants is a licensed grower of landscape plants in the state of TN. We take pride in our work and our relentless commitment to great customer satisfaction since our beginning in spring of 2009.
Nick Yorlano began his interest in landscaping early helping neighbors with their window planters. Over time his interest in horticulture grew by helping out in his family gardens and in a local nursery. In 2009 Nick decided to turn his passion into a business and started what is now Cumberland Plants. Initially he started by doing local gardening work, but now the business has grown to offer rare & specialty plants consigned to local nurseries, and full service landscape & garden maintenance serving the entire Sumner county area.
This is an awesome landscaper -John Dotson
Cumberland did a great job cleaning up my overgrown landscape, adding new plants and re-mulching. A great value for the money. -Phillip Copeland
Rare & Specialty Plants
Cold Hardy Cactus
Cold Hardy Shrub Forming Cactus
Just to clear up the controversy, there are cactus varieties that will grow anywhere from five to ten feet high, and can be left outside year around here in Middle TN. These plants can be trained into shrubs or small trees. They make quite the statement in the landscape!! As far as I know, these plant s are extremely rare in the nursery industry in TN. It is somewhat surprising though because these plants do SOOO well here. The best time to plant them is in Spring or Summer. Be sure to mulch them through the first winter. Other than that, these plants can be ignored. From my experience, they actually do better when they are ignored. Prickly Pear Cactus can go TWO MONTHS through a drought, and need a single drop of water. They are so tough, you literally do not even have to water them when you plant them!! Just be sure to plant these cactus in a well drained area that water flows quickly away from after rain is received. Hillsides or dry rocky areas are good. That one hot dry spot in your yard where nothing will grow is another good spot, or just anywhere elevated. The main thing is to keep them away from ponding water in the yard. Other than that, your cactus will thrive here in Middle TN Prickly Pear Cactus prefer full sun/ pt. shade. They will grow in shade, but the disadvantage to this that they will not produce their beautiful flowers.
I have two base Species that I grow and then a few subspecies of shrub/tree forming cactus. The first is Dinner Plate Cactus (Opuntia Lindheimer) (see above). Dinner Plate cactus can get as tall as five feet or taller if trained properly. Depending on the variety, it can have Yellow, Yellow/Orange, or Red flowers. The Second is Cane Cholla (Pronounced: Choy-ya) (Opuntia Imbricata) (see above). Depending on the variety, Cholla’s can have Purple, Pink, Red, or White flowers. Cholla’s are also know to get as tall a ten feet high. Imagine the statement that would make in your landscape!!
Cold Hardy Palms
Cold Hardy Palms
These are what you think they are!!! However, these guys are Palmettos. Palmettos do not get as big as their Palm Tree cousin’s, but can still generate a tropical look in colder areas of the United States. For our Middle TN Climate, and areas north, it is best to plant hardy Palms in the spring and summer so that the root system has a chance to start establishing before winter. Once Cold Hardy Palms are established, they are extremely drought tolerant and cold tolerant. However, there is one minus to being able to grow something so COOL so far north. They might need a little protection through their first winter to insure that you do not lose the main trunk on your Palmetto. This does not mean that the Palmetto is dead if you do lose the trunk, but it will take time for the plant to re-grow the trunk. To avoid this typically minor inconvenience to the plant, simply mulch the plant before a cold spell, and make sure to cover the plant with a sheet or more preferably a box if temperatures are forecasted to go below 15 Degrees Fahrenheit. This is otherwise known as the box/sheet method. If you can afford it, and you do not want to run outside in the cold to cover your palms-there is an alternative. Christmas lights are a suitable alternative to the box/sheet method. Just to warn you, all of the measures from above to safe guard you palmetto will have to be employed if temperatures dip into the single digits the first winter you have these amazing plants. Again, palms are extremely tough and hard to kill. Thankfully, single digit temperatures do not happen often around here, and I have never had to employ that level of protection on my Cold Hardy Palms. Again, let me stress that once you get these plants through their first winter planted outside- you are home free!!! Aside from mulching them annually, and a little fertilizer- they will literally take care of themselves. In my opinion, that is a small price to pay for what you get in return. I have been growing these unique plants in the landscape for the past few years, and they have not disappointed me yet!!
The two Cold Hardy Palmettos that do best in TN are Needle Palm (see above), and Dwarf Blue Palmetto(see above). Both do just fine in sun, shade, wet, or dry soil. Soil type is not an issue for Palmettos. They will grow in just about anything! While these plants do well in just about any soil, they do that much better with a soil amendment. So, do not forget to amend the soil with a pine based soil amendment.
There will be more to add to this section in the coming years!! Ornamental Trees are very popular in Landscaping. They typically do not get very big (generally under 30ft), and typically offer Flowers or Foliage for color.
The two Ornamental Trees that I have available are: Purple Pea Shrub (Indigiofera Australis) (see above), and Hardy Tree Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon). Both of these trees have showy flowers. Purple Pea shrub blooms April- Early October, and Hardy Tree Hibiscus blooms Late June-September. Both do best in Full Sun/Pt. Shade.
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