The Most Colorful OxalisShamrock Charmed Wine, Oxalis ‘Charmed® Wine’ PPAF, has violet, large shamrock-shaped leaves that are graced with dainty pinkish-white flowers. It is the most colorful of the series, with its velvety, wine-colored angular leaves.Charmed Wine requires part-to-full shade and moist but well-drained soil; a heavy feeder.The Charmed series of Oxalis can be grown in beds, containers, and window boxes outdoors, or indoors under lights or in a sunny window. Oxalis ‘Charmed Wine’ makes a great statement in shady areas. What fun you will have when you display this amazing plant on your patio or a table indoors! Oxalis is also adaptable as a house plant for year-round enjoyment. The white flowers are actually blushed with a maroon hue that does something really neat when they get wet; the blush is accentuated and it looks like a wine stain on white fabric!This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.* Maroon colored leaves* Can be a houseplant* Shade plant Pick your color….
Hardy Evergreen Perfect for Hedge or TopiaryCommones Boxwood is an evergreen shrub highly valued for its usefulness as a hedge. This shrub is also ideal for topiary, makes a great border plant and is an excellent choice for foundation plantings.If you’re looking for an evergreen shrub that is hardy and looks great all year-round, look no further! Commones Boxwood may sound “common”, but there’s nothing common about it. It’s an exceptional evergreen that maintains its color and will easily adjust to fit your landscaping needs.Most people know Commones Boxwood as a small, densely-leaved, evergreen hedge. It can mature to 15′-20 with an equal spread, but can be pruned as needed. It also can also be used as a large shrub or small tree. This densely-branched shrub has small, smooth-edged leaves that are a shiny, dark green. The vibrant foliage remains on the shrub all winter for enduring color in your yard even through the drab shades of winter. One of the most valuable features of your Commones Boxwood is that it responds very well to harsh pruning so can easily be formed into almost any shape or size.Your Commones Boxwood can grow up to 20 feet in height with an equal spread. Left to grow naturally, it assumes a pleasing, rounded shape sure to present a lovely picture in your yard. The one-inch long elliptical leaves emit a unique scent that many people enjoy. If you’re interested in a hedge you can plant and forget, or an evergreen shrub that is amenable to shaping, you can’t go wrong with a Commones Boxwood.*Evergreen*Scented Leaves*Can be Shaped as Desired.
Thick Double Blooms – Our Best Selling Clematis!The Clematis Franziska Maria™, ‘Clematis’, produces gorgeous double blooms! It outperforms any other double flowered clematis, and the blue-purple blooms are so full they are nearly round when fully open.These show-stopping 4 to 6 inch blossoms will make your neighbors “oooh and ahh” all summer long, even into the early fall! With its stunning blue-purple hue, Franziska Maria™ is sure to become one of your garden favorites.The beautifully formed double flowers are produced on both old and new growth, so there is a repeat flowering pattern.Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine.Groom this plant after first flowering by cutting back the top one-third to one-half of some stems. This is a very reliable performer once established; it takes a season or two to get going!Franziska Maria™ can be used for both trellising and pots, so it needs a supporting structure, and it is a good plant for growing against fences and walls, and is ideal for small gardens!* Dark Blue Flowers* Thick Double Blooms* Rebloomer.
This Spring Bloomer Creates a Blanket of Pure White Blooms!Pearlbush, Snow Day Blizzard, Exochorda ‘Blizzard’ Snow Day Blizzard, allows you add some variety to your spring landscape, and it promises to create a snowstorm whiteout in your beds and borders!The lovely pure white flowers begin with creamy white pearl-like buds which open to a spectacular show of pure white blooms.Beautiful in a mixed border, Snow Day Blizzard can be pruned to keep small or trained into a small tree for a unique specimen in your perennial bed.Do any pruning after flowering. This plant flowers on the previous season’s growth and is adaptable to most soils but prefers well drained acidic soil.It is best to fertilize with a controlled release shrub fertilizer in spring. Easy to grow, this Snow Day Blizzard shrub has extra-large flowers that are roughly twice the size of those of ‘The Bride’.Choose this shrub to enhance your spring landscape!* Large flowers!* Easy to grow* Thrives in full sun.
The Oriental Lily Casa Blanca, ‘Lilum ‘Casa Blanca’, has extremely large pure white flowers that are fragrant, producing 4-5 flowers per stem. The dark green foliage makes a great contrast with its flower color. ‘Casa Blanca’ has a plant height of 47” and is one of the most popular Lily’s on the market today. Cutting the pollen off the middle of the flower, not letting it touch the flower, will increase the bloom time on Lily’s. Blooming in mid to late June, ‘Casa Blanca’ should be planted in full sun and in a well drained soil. Proven to be resistant to rots and virus, it should not be left out of the perennial garden..
Same Poppy, but Twice the BeautyEveryone loves poppies! Rich in history, the poppy has long enjoyed a special place in people’s lives. Once heralded for its medicinal properties and its symbolism, the poppy is now most often prized for grace and beauty. The only downside of the poppy in fact, is its short bloom period. However with Harlem Oriental Poppy, that is no longer a concern! With Harlem Oriental Poppy you will not only enjoy an early summer bloom, but have a repeat performance again in late summer. Not only will you have a longer bloom period, but the foliage tends to be more durable as well, with a rich, green shade that is the perfect backdrop for the brilliant blossoms. Of course the flowers are outstanding, featuring upturned petals with delicate ruffles and a burgundy/rose shade that you won’t want to miss. Your Harlem Oriental Poppy will grow up to 3 feet in height with a 2 foot spread. It can tolerate poor soils, but does best in moist, well-drained conditions. Poppies aren’t known for being good as cut flowers, but you can increase their vase life by clipping them while in bud, and sealing the stem with a lighter before immersing them in water. Plant Harlem Oriental Poppy anywhere you’d like a repeated show of color and dainty texture. They look wonderful in borders, scattered in a perennial bed or sprinkled across a hilly slope. Anywhere they reside is an ornamental boon. The only problem with poppies is that there aren’t enough of them! These beauties of nature are remarkable, but just don’t last long enough. With Harlem Oriental Poppy you can have poppies not only in early summer, but late summer as well. Plant a Harlem Poppy and enjoy its brilliant display far longer than the other varieties on the market today. * Burgundy flowers* Repeat bloomer* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Deer and rabbit resistant.
Sweet, Low Acid PeachWhite Lady Peach Tree is a fruit producing tree with luscious fruit. Plant one in a sunny location in your front yard where you can witness its splendor spring through fall.The White Lady Peach tree is among the best of the new low acid, high sugar, white peaches. The aroma is heavenly and the flavor sublime. In fact, it was one of the top scoring varieties at a blind fruit tasting event.The red-skinned peaches (with a cream background), are medium to large, very firm, and freestone. By late July you’ll be ready to harvest these delectable delights. Eat them fresh off the tree or save some for later. They have good storage and shipping qualities, so you don’t have to worry about them spoiling before you can use them all.Aside from its superior fruit, White Lady Peach produces stunningly beautiful pink flowers making it a spring ornamental tree along with its fruit bearing capabilities! There’s nothing like a peach tree right outside your window. From spring until fall, it’s a delight to behold.White Lady Peach is a deciduous tree that will grow to about 18 feet in height. It doesn’t require a pollinator to produce fruit so you can try just one if you don’t have much space. It’s an outstanding tree that provides superior fruit. Why not try a White Lady Peach today!* Exceptional fruit * Low acid white peach * Ornamental interest * Self pollinating.
Unique Fast Grower with White BarkThere aren’t that many trees with white bark and of the few that there are, even less have the graceful beauty of the Weeping Cut Leaf Birch (Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’). If you want to add motion and romance to your garden, this is the perfect tree.As they mature the pendulous branched begin to droop giving a ‘weeping’ effect.Then, at the slightest breeze, the branches dance and sway animating the entire landscape. It makes you want to grab a blanket, a good book and a picnic basket and sit for a while. Champagne and straw boaters hat completely optional. Even though birch trees are native to North America, weeping birch is native to Europe and New Zealand. We don’t know why this makes them seem even more romantic, but it does. Something about poets and hobbits enjoying the dappled shade of a weeping birch, perhaps. The delicate, finely cut foliage turns a brilliant yellow in the fall. This is a hardy variety that is highly recommended for lawn and park plantings, and once established, it tolerates some heat and dry spells. This Weeping Cut Leaf Birch is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant it against a darker background or green lawn to highlight the pretty pale trunks, which will add interest to the yard. Weeping Cut Leaf is a fast-growing birch tree that is attractive year-round, even throughout the winter, where the denuded braches make a lovely silhouette.Add some romance to your garden this year. Order a Weeping Cut Leaf Birch from us today!* Graceful, weeping habit* Brilliant yellow fall color* Fast growing.
The Carpathian Black Walnut tree, Juglans nigra, ‘Carpathian’, can be planted as a nut bearing landscape tree. Common names for the Carpathian Black Walnut tree are Persian Walnut, English Walnut, Carpathia Walnut and Madeira Nut.This deciduous tree bears nuts that are thin-shelled and easy to open. The tree’s crown is rounded, spreading and open. The best growth and nut production comes when it is placed in deep, dry, light loamy soils; avoid wet or poor subsoil.This selection comes from parent trees in central Michigan where trees crop abundantly although winter temperatures plunge to -34′ F. It is an excellent shade tree that bears excellent thin shell English Walnuts; nuts are thin-shelled, easy to open.This walnut tree will begin to produce nuts in 5 to 7 years if planted on a good site and is cared for; nuts ripen in October. Carpathia Black Walnut trees are self-pollinating but they will normally do better with another neighboring Black Walnut.Carpathia Black Walnut can be planted as a nut-bearing, beautiful shade tree for the landscape!* Excellent shade tree* Thin shelled walnuts* Rounded, spreading habit .
Great for Hanging Baskets & PlantersTorenia Catalina Midnight Blue, Torenia Catalina® Midnight Blue PPAF, starts blooming early and blooms through the fall. Midnight Blue is a deep blue color with yellow throated blooms. The unique trailing/mounding habit makes this a great choice for both hanging baskets and planters. Torenia is another choice for part shade locations. Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue is a heat and shade tolerant plant that has a snapdragon-like flower all season. It is low maintenance and dead heading is not necessary. Blooms have shades of periwinkle and deep cobalt blue with a yellow throat, so intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.* Trailing/mounding habit* Great in hanging baskets & planters* Snapdragon-like flowers* Shade tolerantPick your color….
Breathtaking Spring Flowers on a Fast Growing TreeHere at Nature Hills Nursery, we love it when a plant is well named and the Aristocrat flowering pear is most definitely well named. Stately, well-formed and eye-catchingly beautiful in the spring, the Aristocrat Flowering Pear Tree is a joy in the garden. This fast growing, hardy, flowering pear tree will delight you year round.Standing head and shoulders above other flowering spring trees, Aristocrat produces breathtakingly beautiful masses of white flowers before the leaves appear. People will stop and take pictures.The spring flower show is followed in summer by bright, glossy green, disease resistant foliage that turns a deep reddish-purple in mid to late fall to provide spectacular fall color. This is an ornamental pear, so there are no edible fruit to speak of, but the small fruits that are produced are loved by the birds that will be visiting your garden.One of the features that lends to this tree’s aristocratic air is that it has a stronger central trunk than most ornamental trees. This means that it is far more stable in summer downpours, or the heavy winds of fall or under the weight of snow in the winter.The Aristocrat Flowering Pear is for the most discriminating gardeners. Beautiful form and flowers make this tree an exceptional addition to any garden. Don’t let the planting season go by without adding this beauty to your yard and life. Order today! * Fast Growing * Disease Resistant * Brilliant Spring Show .
The Dogwood, Red Cloud, Cornus florida ‘Red Cloud’, has leaves that are crinkled around the margins and has pink bracts. It offers year round interest with red to pink spring flowers, distinctive, oval, vertically curved leaves in summer, and scarlet red leaves in the fall. As an extra bonus it produces glossy red berries that persist into winter. These fruits are also a favorite of many birds as well as squirrels, rabbits, and raccoon.‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood requires well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Partial shade is preferable for best performance. Dogwoods are somewhat susceptible to drought, so be sure that sufficient water is provided during dry periods; mulch well to keep shallow roots cool and retain valuable moisture.Plant this dogwood along the woods edge, in combination with azaleas and rhododendrons or as a small, specimen lawn tree. Perfect for the smaller yard, ‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood is a dwarf tree that provides outstanding four season color!* Berries for wildlife* Year round interest* Dwarf.
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.
Brilliant Winter ColorCardinal Red Osier Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental stems. It’s a unique and versatile plant that would look great in many locations.Plant a few along your property line for an awesome border. Use one as a specimen planting anywhere you’d like a splash of brilliant color amid the drab hues of your winter yard. Your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s outstanding feature is its bright red, winter twig color which will present a stunning contrast to your white winter snows. A bonus to its spectacular winter interest is the tiny white flowers that appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring.The flowers give way to creamy white fruit in late summer that is very attractive to birds, and generally considered to have as much, if not more ornamental interest than the flowers.As if that’s not enough, yet another bonus will be evident in the fall when your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s dark green leaves turn an attractive red-purple.Cardinal Red Dogwood grows to about 10 feet high with and equal spread. It is widely adaptable to soil and moisture variations and will even do well in swampy or boggy conditions. Its rounded form will present a pretty picture in your landscape, even without its added features.The Cardinal Red Dogwood is a hybrid Dogwood that was developed by the University of Minnesota in 1986. It was an NC-7 Trials top-performing plant and received the 2004 Plant of Merit. Once you have one growing in your yard, you’ll understand why this plant is an award winner.* Outstanding winter color* 4-season interest* Wildlife interest* Adaptable* Loves wet soilPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Hardy Groundcover with Exceptional Seasonal ColorThe Lime Zinger Sedum, (Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’), is a hardy groundcover with exceptional lime green foliage. Use some for container plantings or as a compact edging plant along gardens or patios.Your Lime Zinger Sedum is a delightful choice of groundcover for almost any location. Its compressed appearance is perfect for keeping weeds at bay while its unusual coloring invariably draws the eye.Your Lime Zinger’s foliage consists of tightly packed, lime green rosettes edged with a red border. Each leaf is a masterpiece in itself, but displayed as a whole, it creates a dense mat of groundcover unrivaled in its beauty.From the earliest days of spring you can depend upon a reliable show of both durable color and fast growing cover in the most difficult of growing conditions. You can also rely on an additional yearly treat when your Lime Zinger bursts forth in its late summer splendor of glorious pink blossoms. The blooms will delight your senses for weeks before finally fading away to again reveal the lovely green and pink foliage.Your Lime Zinger Sedum is fast-growing sedum, resistant to leaf scorch, drought and heat tolerant, and amenable to most soil conditions It is also deer and rabbit resistant. Most people would expect to provide special care for such an exceptional plant, but your Lime Zinger will be a carefree part of your yard for years to come.* Flowers in Late Summer* Variable Seasonal Color* Drought Tolerant* Deer Resistant.