Anyone out there have a great resource for looking up plant material info? Preferably free and online. I use floridata.com but it probably isn’t the most comprehensive.
Size at time of planting vs mature size is an important issue as well. I also use Betrock’s PlantFinder when specifying and determning acvailiability plant material but I would like to find something that provides regularly updated or averaged information about height, spread and caliper of containerized plants in the nurseries.
I know this isn’t quite what you are looking for, but worthwhile none the less. The University of Minnesota has a great online plant database that tracks hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of wholesale nursery catalogs. Next time your contractor claims the plant you want isn’t available you can point them in the right direction.