Nature Hills Online Exclusive! Stunning Native Tree Grows From Canada to Deep SouthMany times a gorgeous native plant gets overlooked for a non-native that gets more press. White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus, var. maritimus) is one of those plants. Native to America these beauties are perfect for spots where you might want to plant a Japanese maple (or where your current Japanese maple is suffering).The Fringe Tree grows to 20 feet high in full sun or part shade. It can be trained as single trunked or multi-stemmed, too. This is often the last tree to leaf out in the spring, but when it does it simultaneously covers itself in white spring blooms, and these abundant blooms are impressive! They give the whole tree an appearance of being laced with elaborate white fringe, which is where it gets its name. The pleasantly-fragrant flowers give over to clusters of olive-like fruits which ripen to a dark navy blue in late summer, an event eagerly anticipated by local birds and wildlife.The White Fringe Tree is a deciduous tree, so it drops its leaves in late autumn, but not until they’ve turned a golden-yellow.This is a great non-fussy tree. Plant it in small groups of three or four along a woodland border, a driveway or by a pond. They make great seasonal hedges and yard dividers and excel as specimen trees in your borders. Order your today!* Gorgeous native tree * Show-stopping spring flowers * Japanese Maple alternative.
The Daisy ‘Shasta’ Leucanthemum ‘Becky Daisy’, leucanthemum superbum, is the longest blooming daisy in the Leucanthemum family!With bright, large, white beautiful flowers held above its dark green foliage, this plant has a height of 3’ and a spread of 18-24”. Being Perennial of the Year in 2003, one can see why.‘Becky Daisy’ blooms from July to September, and if deadheaded, the blooming time will be extended.This daisy should be grown in full sun, but can tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. It will not tolerate excessive moisture or wet soil in the winter.Water ‘Becky Daisy’ plants weekly when rainfall is less than an inch, and remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms.Combine ‘Becky Daisy’ with Veronica “Royal Candles”, Perovskia ‘Russian Sage’ or Scabiosa “Butterfly Blue”. It also is great for formal and informal gardens, as cut flowers, in mass plantings or in the perennial border.This low maintenance perennial is great for first time gardeners. ‘Becky Daisy’ will easily add beauty and sunshine to any sunny spot in your garden!* Easy to grow* Dark green foliage* Long Blooming.
Easy ‘Growing’ Rose with Dazzling ColorEasy Going Rose is a Floribunda variety with stunning yellow flowers. Plant some en masse for an overwhelming display of nature’s brilliance in your yard. Even just one is sure to turn heads as a focal point for your landscape. Your Easy Going rose plant produces large flowers all season long that have such long, strong stems that they’re perfect for bouquets or long-stemmed arrangements. Each cupped, double blossom displays stunning, deep golden color with the slightest bronze hue. These exquisite gems are repeat-bloomers, so will continue to appear in your yard throughout the summer and into autumn. Easy Going has a somewhat bushy habit, with glossy green leaves and a fruity fragrance to accompany the spectacular flowers. It’s sure to be hit with you, your neighbors and the pollinators who will flock to your yard to visit.Easy Going Floribunda Rose will grow to about 5 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. These roses should really be called “easy growing” for their durable nature, disease resistant and easy manner. Every rose-lover is sure to want one of these brightly-colored roses for their garden. Don’t miss out on this terrific opportunity to have one of your own.* Large, bright roses * Repeat bloomer * Fragrant * Disease resistant * Hardy * Great cut flower.
A native grape with big, juicy flavor!If you live in the southeast you are probably already familiar with the deliciousness of wild muscadine grapes. Southland Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia ‘Southland’) brings that great flavor and hardiness from the southern wild to your home garden. This is a classic grape vine that produces clusters of large, deep purple grapes. The fruit is tangy-sweet and juicy. Use it to make great home-made wine, jellies and jams. They are delicious snacks eaten straight out of hand, but try chilling them a few hours in the fridge for an addictive treat!These are fast-growing vines, so use them to provide deep shade on your trellis, gazebo or arbor in no time. The big leaves put on a colorful show in autumn and the peeling bark provides great winter interest. These easy fruit-bearing vines laugh at humidity that will kill other grapes and handle temperature extremes without a fuss.These are native to southeastern states from Delaware to Florida and through Texas and Oklahoma. They are self-fertile, so you only need one, but trust us, you’re going to want more than one!* Big harvests of purple grapes* Huge burst of flavor* Easy care* Handles humidity like a champ.
Flowers the Size of Dinner Plates!Hibiscus Luna Red, Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’, is a wonderfully compact, bushy plant with gigantic 8″ bright burgundy red flowers! It features dinner plate-sized, five-petaled, hollyhock-like flowers! The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. The shorter stature of Hibiscus ‘Luna Red’ makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or large patio containers. Deer resistant!’Luna Red’ grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient; hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring. For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil before the heat of the summer.This hibiscus is suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth!Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and it has the largest flowers of any perennial!* Huge 8″ Burgundy Flowers* 3″ Compact Plant* Attracts Butterflies.
The Torenia Summer Wave® Blue, ‘Torenia hybrid’ (PP10843), a Proven Winners selection, has rich, blue flowers with a violet tint and is a striking groundcover. Torenia hybrids are fast and easy to grow. This heat loving groundcover provides superb color even in the hottest summer months. This Torenia is a foolproof combo plant for pots and window boxes. They mix well with Sutera, Supertunias, and Symphony Osteospermums.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial.Pick your color….
Small olives with BIG flavor! Big is not necessarily better when it comes to Arbosana Olives (Olea europaea ‘Arbosana’). The olives on Arbosona olive trees are smaller sized olives than you’ll find on other olive trees, but they grow in very large clusters. (This means that pound for pound you’ll be pretty even with trees producing bigger fruit.) But don’t let the size of the olives fool you. The highly fragrant fruit is filled with a very intense and impressive flavor that aficionados say has hints of almond and tomato, which sounds like a great appetizer to us!The Arbosona olive trees come from Spain, and today Arbosana is one of the top producers of olive oil in California. If you live in an olive-tree-loving climate (a little chill, a little dry heat, a little fog), you will be thrilled with Arbosana because we hear that you can often begin harvesting your own olives only two years after planting! Arbosona consistently yields the highest quality of fresh eating olives and extra virgin olive oil available to home gardeners.Nothing beats fresh from the garden and Arbosana will provide you and your family with healthful olives and olive oil straight from your own yard. * Big harvests * Very flavorful olives * Easy care * Handles cold better than other olive trees.
A True Dwarf Red-Twigged Dogwood with 4-Season AppealFinally, a dwarf selection of the native Red-Twigged Dogwood to help you utilize it in your landscape in a variety of ways. This winter gem only gets about 4’ high and wide whereas the regular Red Twigged Dogwood gets to 10’ high and wide. The smaller size with all the attributes of the full-size plant makes it much easier to use.Arctic Fire can be used as beautifully as an informal hedge without pruning, perfect for a 3-4’ screen alongside a patio. They can also be used as a backdrop for a perennial border for the perfect winter interest addition (which can sometimes lack substance during the winter). Let’s not forget too, they make great midrange plants in the shrub border. Informal massing for a more natural look doubles as snow fencing at the prairie’s edge.The cut stems are highly desirable because of the deep, dark red stem color during the winter dormancy period. They are used in urns and pots outdoors for winter and holiday decorations adorning your front entrance or in your garden. They are also used in commercial applications in the same way. They can also be cut and used indoors for winter and holiday décor. A classic for decoration and always in style. White flower clusters are a spring bonus on last year’s stems and are also used in flower arrangements. The foliage is dark green and very attractive all season long. The plants are super hardy in zones 3-7. They grow well in full sun and partial shade, but seem to do quite well even in shade. Easy to care for plants do like some additional water during dry spells. Adaptable to most any soils including wet ones, a real bonus for wet areas.If you are cutting the stems for winter decoration, remove the 2-year-old stems down to the ground (in November) so new shoots come up from the base keeping those stems vivid red. Older stems will not exhibit the great color and those should be removed each spring to the ground to keep the plants vigorous and colorful.* Dwarf selection of a native* Brilliant winter color in the landscape* Cut flowers in spring, and cut branches great for winter and Holiday decorations* Deer proof* Sun or shade, and most any soil.
Very Red and Very Ruffled!Looking for something distinctly different in a crepe myrtle? Look no further than Ruffled Red Magic crepe myrtle. This new crepe myrtle has all of the great traits you love about your other crepe myrtles, but with a few HUGE new features.This compact plant blooms all summer with carnation-like glowing red flowers that stand out in stark contrast to the lustrous dark green foliage. And the foliage? When the flower show stops in late summer the leaves take over by turning a deep orange-red in the fall.Like others in the Magic series of crepes myrtles, Ruffled Red reblooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. The plant is a strong upright grower, but compact with dense branching. It makes a great summer screen or foundation planting. It is also resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, which is quite a breeding accomplishment in red crepes.If you’ve never grown a crepe myrtle, this is the one to start with. Simple to grow and a garden showstopper, you will be forever happy that you planted one (or several!) of these beauties. Plant them with other bright flowers or shrubs in deep green. Let them draw the eye to some great piece of garden art or hide an architectural flaw. They are great on their own and in groups. They even succeed in large containers on your porch.* First Editions® Plants* Striking red flowers* Reblooms* Very disease resistant.
Stunning Spring BloomsGrefsheim Spirea is an ornamental shrub and one of the loveliest early flowering Spireas available today. Plant one in your front yard where friends and neighbors will be sure to pause to take in its spring majesty.Your Grefsheim Spirea is a show-stopper when it bursts into bloom each spring. Rarely will you see such a stunning display of pristine, white floral perfection as when your Grefsheim drapes itself in the tiny white flowers that line its arching branches. As spring slides into summer, the blue-tinted hue of the narrow, green leaves takes over, filling out your Grefsheim Spirea for a full, compact appearance. When autumn arrives, the green foliage surrenders to the reddish-brown shades of the season, for one last gasp of color before winter’s rest. Grefsheim Spirea is a dense, rounded vase-shape shrub with arching branches. It will grow 4-5 feet in height with an equal spread. Grefsheim is tolerant of a variety of soil types and prefers full sun. Butterflies and other pollinators love it, but deer tend to leave it alone. It’s fast-growing and requires minimal care. All in all, Grefsheim Spirea is an outstanding ornamental shrub with exceptional features.* Stunning spring display* Tolerant of many soil types* Wildlife interestPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Elegant Male HollyCastle Wall Holly is a broadleaf evergreen. It would make an outstanding foundation plant or you could pair it with a female Holly for their decorative appeal.Your Castle Wall Holly is a Proven Winners selection plant, and lives up to the distinction with its exceptional foliage and hardy nature. It’s a newer, more compact variety of Holly with better branching, waxy leaves and great pollinating ability. The foliage has the classic serrated, Holly-leaf shape and it’s sometimes referred to as a “blue holly” for its vibrant coloring. This is a Holly typically valued for its use in holiday arrangements, and just one is enough to pollinate several female Holly plants (if you prefer to have the traditional red berries as well). Castle Wall is fast-growing, so before you know it you’ll have a large, vibrant shrub to provide year-round color for your landscape.Castle Wall Holly will grow up to 8 feet in height with a 3-foot spread. It has a compact and pyramidal form. It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and in fact is a Holly that is likely to even thrive in boggy conditions.Holly plants have long been sought after for their enduring beauty and hardy nature, and Castle Wall is no exception. Why not pair one with a female variety today and reap the enjoyment of year-round vibrant color as well as the decorative red berries both you, and your wildlife, will love.* Decorative foliage * Compact * Thrives in wet soil * Male pollinator for Castle Spire.
Solanum Roma (USDA Organic) Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum ‘Roma Tomato’, produces heavy yields of 3″ long red plum shaped tomatoes. ‘Roma’ tomatoes are flavorful and have very few seeds. One of the most popular varieties for paste, sauce, ketchup, and canning. Roma is disease resistant, a heavy yielder,and has fewer seeds..Tomatoes should be planted outside after the last average frost date. In warm winter/hot summer areas, tomatoes can be planted in early fall for winter harvest. Tomatoes prefer well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Tomatoes need at least 1 inch of water a week. Soak to depth of 6 to 10 inches when watering. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you are growing tomatoes in a pot, use plastic because it prevents evaporation and afternoon wilts..
The Butterfly Bush Asian Moon Sterile, Buddleia davidii ‘Asian Moon’, is a wonderful new butterfly bush that is not invasive. This butterfly bush attracts a profusion of butterflies all season long, and since the seeds of these flowers are sterile, the plant has a longer bloom time and is not invasive. It stands out in any sunny landscape because of its symmetrical, rounded habit and stunning purple flowers. This fast growing plant will require some pruning to keep it looking fresh each spring. Cutting the bush back to half its size in July will not only control its growth, but will encourage reblooming too. Newly planted butterfly bushes need 1 inch of rain or supplemental irrigation each week for the first month. Once it has reached maturity, the Asian Moon butterfly bush is drought-tolerant and requires less water. Plant this stunning plant to add color; use as a specimen, accent, or it can be planted near water gardens or ponds!.
Ornamental, High-Quality VegetableChipman’s Canada Red Rhubarb is a high-quality vegetable that is also quite ornamental. In fact, many people grow Rhubard not to eat, but simply as a decorative feature in their flower beds. It would feel right at home in either your flower or vegetable garden.Light green foliage and bright red stems highlight this popular garden vegetable that is as ornamental as it is delicious. It’s a long-lived perennial that will grow up to 18 inches in height with a 24 inch spread. It grows in a full, mounded form with a lush and vibrant appearance.Rich in vitamin C, fiber and other nutrients, Rhubarb is delicious in sauces, pies and other desserts. It’s one of those plants that neighbors commonly share over the backyard fence, so be ready to share a little when the delicious stalks are ready for harvest.You’ll love how easy it is to grow and care for, and the flavor is certainly not to be missed. The bright red stalks have a tart, acidic flavor eaten raw which some people love, but it’s when you add some sugar that the unique flavor of the Rhubarb will be revealed for the rare gem it is.The flavor of the Chipman’s Canada Red is sweeter than most, so you won’t have to add a lot of sugar to your recipes when using it. The red color won’t fade with cooking, so that beautiful bright red will lend a decorative zest to your pies, bars…whichever of the varied recipes you choose to make with this one-of-a-kind vegetable.Rhubarb is an incomparable vegetable that you don’t want to miss out on. Nothing tastes or looks quite like it, and the Chipman’s Canada Red is certainly one of the best cultivars to be had.* Sweeter than other cultivars* Maintains color when cooking* Decorative features .
None are Redder Than This!Diamond Rouge Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is a real innovation! It is, without a doubt, the reddest paniculata hydrangea available to the home gardener today. This plant is spectacular in bloom from June to October. In late June the flowers on Diamond Rouge emerge pristine white. They change to pink as they age and then turn a delicious shade of raspberry red.Finally they turn a deep wine red from August to the first frost. This fantastic red flower color lasts well into fall and hydrangea flowers are some of the best for drying for winter color. (Like most hydrangeas, color can be affected by soil PH, so check your soil before you plant for best color.)Diamond Rouge is a good grower with a great bushy shape that looks great in a perennial border. If you don’t have a perennial border, try it in a large pot where it will do equally well. The foliage is naturally spotted and the leaves turn a pretty shade of orange in the fall to add to the already great show.Bred by Jean Renault, a famous hydrangea hybridizer in France, we know that you will be enthralled by this beautiful new version of your favorite hydrangea.You can’t go wrong ordering this lovely new hydrangea from Nature Hills. It will instantly update your landscape. Make sure to order yours today!* Flowers change colors over the whole growing season* Full sun or light shade* Deepest red available in paniculatas.