Lily Turf 'Christmas Tree' {25 Bare Root plants}

This Liriope is a lush evergreen groundcover with showy, lavender flowers that spike in the shape of a Christmas tree (thus the name).

Somewhat hyacinth-like, the tight clusters of light lilac blooms offer a decadent pop of color as they explode like fireworks from the emerald foliage whose blades are slim, 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide fingers reaching up from small clumps. Christmas Tree proves to be an outstanding, low-maintenance accent or borders plant creating a miniature forest of vivid green wherever she grows.

Interesting Facts
Christmas Tree's origin is Eastern Asia.

Gardener Tips
We love to alternate Christmas Tree Liriope with clusters of Christmas Fern, silvery sage and lavender for a diverse display of color and foliage.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.
General information about Liriope muscari (Lily Turf):
With slim spears of foliage, Liriope muscari is not only a lush perennial, it is often a gardener’s best solution. Perfect for banks, beds and at the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow, Liriope muscari proves virtually indestructible in stubborn areas.

They tolerate drought, heat, humidity, slopes and moist areas and deer tend to avoid them. Outstanding for erosion control and choking out weeds, Liriopes also gracefully fill those shady, dry spots where nothing else grows.

Liriopes are the perfect living border, creating stately outlines for formal gardens, and in southern gardens, when other plants wilt, they thrive. Of course Liriopes are famous as low-maintenance turf substitutes, and with the exception of Big Blue and Liriope spicata (both are creepers), they stay in clumps.

We’ve narrowed down the selections for you to what we feel are some of the top varieties offering a range of color, size and superior hardiness. Be warned, once you start perusing, you’ll find yourself wanting more than one variety. They’re just that beautiful!

Important note about bare root Liriope
Liriope is not like other perennials, it grows much slower the first year when transplanted from bare roots than from potted plants. Do not expect much growth the first season after transplanting bare roots. If you seek substantial growth the first summer after transplanting, buy potted plants.

Why all the confusion about the common names?
In 1763, the French botanist Michael Adanson described a plant (probably Liriope) that he called Mondo, which remains a common name today.

A few years later, Carl Peter Thunberg described a plant, which he named Convallaria japonica. This species is now known as Ophiopogon japonicus.

A decade later, Portugese botanist Joao de Loureiro described and named the plant we now know as Liriope muscari. Nearly 100 years later Joseph Decaisne described the same species as Ophiopogon muscari.

Over time there have been numerous discussions regarding these plants and the proper botanical names for them. Today, both Liriope and Ophiopogon are treated as distinct genera. In addition to sharing the name Mondo, the plants are also interchangably called Lilyturf and Monkey Grass.

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10/02/2017 By Eric Darling
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Christmas Tree' {50 Bare Root plants}
Plants arrived in great shape and on time. My only disappointment was some of the plants only had a two very small scraggly roots and a couple of leaves. I know they are root stock but I expected more hardy plants

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10/02/2017 Classy Groundcovers... Read full review >
The plants arrived in excellent condition and the day before the ridiculous freezing snow storm. The box is in a cool room in my house and I’m keeping them lightly moist. Hopefully they will hold on until I can get them in the ground. I ordered a lot of... Read full review >
Christmas tree liriope
11/08/2016 By Nancy Lancaster
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Christmas Tree' {50 Bare Root plants}
This is the second or third year I have ordered from Classy Groundcover and as before am very pleased with my order. They do what they say will. The order came in a timely manner, the plants were fresh with lots of roots, still damp and green. Two days after... Read full review >
Christmas tree turf
06/11/2014 By Phyllis Lane
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Christmas Tree' {25 Bare Root plants}
Will I see any growth on these this yea? They arrived with the growth chopped off.

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Hi Phyllis,

We state that tall plants have to be cut back for shipping, if we tried to ship full size plants they... Read full review >
No unusual shipping concerns for this plant.
FREE SHIPPING - Classy Groundcovers offers free shipping, and your plants never spend more than three days in transit.

Precise delivery - another benefit from shopping with us is that you know how many days delivery will take and can control exactly when your order will be shipped.

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In northern zones where winter snow will crush the foliage, consider shearing (or mowing on high) in late fall or very early spring to avoid a period of ratty-looking dead foliage in the spring that can impede new spring growth.

Shearing in southern zones is optional, you may elect to do it just to maintain the most attractive appearance.
This plant can be susceptible to Anthracnose, especially in southern zones. If it develops brown spots in winter, cut the foliage back (to the ground is OK) in early spring.
General information that applies to all plants:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away
Liriope muscari 'Christmas Tree'
(AKA Monroe's #2, Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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