Glossy Leaves Shine in the SunViburnum is a foundation landscape staple. You see it all the time and don’t think twice about it because it is used so often. Finally there is a viburnum that will shake up that view and turn a few heads. All That Glitters Viburnum (All That Glitters™ Viburnum bracteatum ‘SMVDLS’ PPAF) is an elegant and low-maintenance shrub that will rejuvenate your landscape.All That Glitters has super glossy leaves that actually shimmer and shine when the sun hits them. It makes quite a striking presence in the landscape.Tons of showy white flower clusters cover the plant in early summer. If you plant it with its pollinator – All That Glows Viburnum – the flowers will be followed by an abundance of shiny blue fruit that wild birds adore.This is a versatile plant that is more diminutive than most viburnums, but that makes it perfectly suited for hedges, foundation plantings and screens. It makes a great backdrop for almost anything else in your garden and is really a “plant-it-and-forget-it” easy-care shrub. It looks best in full sun, but handles semi-shade like a champ.Pull out some of your old, spent shrubs and spice up your landscape with a few of these from Nature Hills. You’ll be glad you did!* Glossy leaves* Showy flowers* Bird-attracting berries.
Deep Double Pink SpiresDelphinium Pink Punch, Delphinium elatum ‘Pink Punch’, is an early season bloomer with an intense mulberry pink color. Delphinium ‘Pink Punch’ may be the deepest pink available today.Its frilled flowers have white, brown, or pink striped bees and are sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Creating an excellent visual interest in your garden, these lavish deep pink double flowers pack a real punch of color to any landscape!’Pink Punch’ Delphiniums grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions. They are also heavy feeders. The addition of compost or manure to the soil, as well as a granular fertilize, will result in healthier, stronger plants. Cut back the first flush of blooms quickly to stimulate rebloom. Since their stems are hollow, taller varieties of delphiniums should be staked to prevent damage from wind and rain.* Deep Double Pink Spires* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies* Rebloomer.
Huge Corregated Leaves Hosta Celestial, Hosta ‘Celestial’, is a large plant that has deeply corrugated, rounded leaves that measure 12-15″ long! This new variety is considered by some hosta experts to be an improvement over ‘Northern Halo’ and other white edged sieboldiana types. ‘This cream-edged, low care perennial is ideal for shady positions. It is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plant.Celestial’ has dark green leaves with a greenish yellow color swept across the margins, and then brightens to a creamy white in the summer. In midsummer, pale lavender flowers are produced on 33” to 36” scapes. ‘Celestial’ needs high-filtered or dappled sunlight for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas!Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.This hosta offers attractive corrugated green leaves with a wide cream border!* 15″ Corregated Rounded Leaves* Green with Cream Margins* Pale Lavender Flowers.
Gold Bars on GrassGold Bar Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Bar’, is truly a show-stopper and a sensational variety with its heavily banded gold stripes, from the base of the grass to its top.The horizontal markings are much closer together than other banded miscanthus and they give ‘Gold Bar’ a dramatic look.Its exceptionally upright and compact habit makes this new grass perfect for large containers or in small urban gardens.Burgundy inflorescences appear just above the foliage in mid fall. ‘Gold Bar’ is a slower, but good grower, eventually reaching 5′ tall.Miscanthus is unrivalled in the diversity and beauty of its flowers, foliage, autumn colors and winter presence. It is extraordinarily adaptable to many conditions and purposes in the garden.Use it alone as a specimen, in the mid to back border or to create a living fence or screen. It is easy to grow, and its intense color almost glows in the sun!* 4 Season Interest* Gold Stripes on Green Leaves* Foliage Turns Burgundy in Autumn* Compact. It Makes Great Container or Border Plant.
Classic American GrapeDelicious Catawba grapes (Vitis labrusca + Vitis vinifera ) have been used for wine, jellies and fresh eating since they were first cultivated in American gardens in 1801. Discovered in North Carolina, Catawba was the king of American vineyards in the early nineteenth century, rivalling wines produced in Europe at the time. The one-two punch of a powdery mildew blight and the decimation of vineyards during the Civil War led to this once famous grape’s drop into obscurity.We at Nature Hills are proud to offer this classic grape to the 21st century gardener. Catawba grapes are stronger now and more resistant to diseases. They are easy to grow with a little TLC and plenty of sunshine.Use these strong growers to cover a patio or scramble up a pergola. They will ramble along a fence or fill a large pot. The leaves turn a classic fall gold in autumn, which just adds to the pleasure of growing these beauties at home.Beautiful on its own, as a specimen plant, or as part of the larger landscape, Catawba Grapes are sure to please. Just give it full sun and plenty of water to get it established and it will reward you with years of delicious fruit. Order yours today!* Healthy vines * Delicious fruit * Winter hardy.
Citrullus Moon and Stars (USDA Organic) Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus ‘Moon and Stars’, is a legendary variety rediscovered in rural Missouri. The 3-5 lbs. fruit has sweet red flesh. Moon and Stars watermelon stands out in the garden with its dark green rind speckled with tiny yellow “stars” and an occasional large yellow patch, or “moon”. Splashes of the bright yellow on the dark green skin give this melon its name. The vigorous vines produce an abundance of tasty melons, large and small. Moon and Star’s reddish pink flesh has outstanding flavor and is sweeter than most Watermelons. Watermelons like well-drained, sandy loam with a pH of 6 to 6.8. They don’t want wet feet, and regular, but average, water will do. Although the seedhouse of Peter Henderson and Co. of New Jersey released Moon and Stars in 1926, its rediscovery in 1981 on a farm near Macon, Missouri was a victory for heirloom seed savers, who had spent nearly a decade in search of this curious and delicious melon, now a signature variety for the movement to preserve heritage..
Intense Pink Flowers on an Easy to Grow, Drought Tolerant ShrubThe Quince, Double Take Pink Storm, ‘Chaenomeles ‘Pink Storm’, produces a spectacular early spring display. Their large flowers with intense pink color will make you look twice or do the “Double Take.”This plant is excellent for hedging, mass planting and cut flower gardens. Double Take would be spectacular as an early season specimen for the mixed border.The ‘Pink Storm’ is easy to care for and they do not produce thorns or fruit. Once this plant is established, it is very drought tolerant. It will mature to 3′-4′ with an equal spread. It may be pruned to any size.The Double Take Pink Storm is deer resistant. It is heat and drought tolerant and makes a beautiful landscape plant. It will do well in full sun to part shade.Double Take blooms on old wood so do not prune before the spring flowers are spent.For consistent blooms of high quality, and an abundance of striking color for your landscape, you can’t go wrong with the Double Take Pink Storm. * Intense Pink Flowers in Early Spring* No Thorns or Fruit* Loves Sun & Heat* Drought Tolerant.
Dark Purple Flowers on Blue Green FoliageLavender Grosso, Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’, has attractive blue-green evergreen foliage. Hundreds of large purple flower spikes make an incredible display from mid to late summer. This long-stemmed beauty has the darkest blue-purple flower spikes of any of the French hybrid types. It is also the most cold hardy and very fragrant – especially after a rain. The calyxes cling tightly to the flowering stems when dried, making ‘Grosso’ an excellent choice as an everlasting dried flower or for use in lavender crafts. Lavender prefers full sun and loose, light, well drained soil. Do not fertilize, over-rich soil will cause the plant to be less fragrant. Lavender is also used in sachets and potpourri. * Hundreds of Dark Purple Flower Spikes* Blue Green Evergreen Foliage* Full Sun.
A hardy double hibiscus! Maybe it was the August heat. Maybe it was the sunset colors reflecting in the swimming pool. Maybe it was the smell of the fresh-cut grass and the frosty beverage in hand.Nah. It was the Pink Chiffon Rose of Sharon backlit by the setting sun. This was the start to a perfect evening.Pink Chiffon Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus ‘JWNWOOD4’ ) is a late season bloomer that is covered with cake-frosting-pink flowers on top of gracefully swaying stems. These little confections are double and frilly and remind us of the dresses you’d see at the prom, circa 1954. That was a good year for dresses…and pretty girls. This is a late starter in the spring, so don’t worry if it isn’t waking up with the rest of the garden. Like every girl on prom night, she is worth the wait.Give Pink Chiffon plenty of sunlight and plenty of room to grow. It will quickly and easily reach 12’ tall and 5’ wide.Refined, but exotic, Pink Chiffon Rose of Sharon will define your summer garden…and possibly your whole summer!* Attracts pollinators – butterflies, bees and hummingbirds* Deer Resistant* Good as a Hedge* Seaside/Salt Tolerant.
Phenomenal Autumn DisplaySome of the most beautiful berries you will ever see on a shrub exist on Bandywine Viburnum. The fruit begins as a vibrant green, transitioning to white, and then finishes in shades of both pink and blue. The berries are spectacular in autumn, when both colors mix together in the same clusters. It’s a truly remarkable show! As if that weren’t enough, the extremely glossy 4-inch, oblong leaves abandon their summer raiment of dark green and adopt dramatic dark tones of red for fall. The fall display is amazing, and one of the best parts is that the berries persist on the branches into winter, where your feathered friends will demonstrate their love of them throughout the cold months. Although your Brandywine’s most valuable features seem to come in fall and winter, it also provides 2 to 4-inch clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer and maintains the appearance of a vibrant, hardy shrub from spring through fall. Your Brandywine Viburnum is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a rounded habit and upright nature. Plant several for a lovely hedge, just one for some definition in a side yard or perhaps use en masse for a one-of-a-kind, autumn display.It’s easy to say that Brandywine Viburnum presents one of the most spectacular fall displays you will ever find. The pink and blue berries alone set it apart as a uniquely beautiful shrub. However, take into account Brandywine Viburnum’s flowers, form, colorful foliage and hardy nature and it’s easy to see that this phenomenal shrub is a must-have for almost any gardener!* Unique berries* Fragrant spring flowers* Fall color* Winter interest.
Roscoea Cinnamon Stick, Roscoea purpurea ‘Cinnamon Stick’, is a relative of the ginger family and has lance-shaped leaves. It produces gorgeous lavender orchid-like flowers in late summer and is stunning in the shady woodland garden; has a clumping, rhizomatous habit.‘Cinnamon Stick’ has blood red stems that ascend to bronzed leaves that are attractive all season long; native to the mountain regions of eastern Asia. ‘Cinnamon Stick’ prefers humus rich moist soil in a cool sheltered site; will go dormant if soil dries out and is not recommended for areas with hot humid summers.This purple Roscoea is a stunner in a container or planted at water’s edge. If you like orchids, we recommend this ‘Cinnamon Stick’ that produces orchid-like flowers that are a lavender color. Use it as a tropical element or in mixed shade beds.Exhibiting an impressive and stunning tropical display as a container plant, ‘Cinnamon Stick’ also offers a bit of tropical finery for you when planted in a shaded border.* Orchid-like lavender flowers* Hardy* Red stems.
Naturally Rounded, Dense EvergreenThe Hetz Midget Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Midget’, is a dense, slow growing evergreen that requires no shearing to maintain its naturally round, globe form.Being one of the smallest miniature landscape evergreens, with a very neat and tidy 3 to 4 feet form, Hetz Midget Arborvitae can be used in a front row of layered foundation plantings or as an accent or border in perennial beds. It also make a great informal hedge.It has fine rich green foliage during the summer that takes on a purple cast in the winter months. This arborvitae prefers full sun and protection from strong winds. Hetz is adaptable to a wide variety of soil types.The Hetz Midget Arborvitae is identified primarily by unique flat and filigree sprays made up of tiny, scaly leaves. The tree loves limestone areas and can take full sun to light shade.Being a very tough and durable plant, Hetz Midget Arborvitae makes a popular accent plant for mixed borders or containers!*Globe Form*Purple Cast in Autumn*Neat, Tidy Shape Works Beautifully as a Hedge, or in Containers .
Red Rubin is a beautiful variety that grows and tastes like Sweet Italian Basil but has purplish red leaves.This lovely variety blends spicy basil taste with ornamental beauty. Add the delight of its wonderful aroma and you have a home run!The plant is very dense and the leaves are large and smooth.The Red Rubin prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It may also be grown indoors and looks great in containers.Also known by the name of Opal Basil, this wonderful variety is a great colorful addition to salads or vinegars.* Annual* Easy to grow* Low maintenance.
The Most Cold Hardy Banana Tree You’ll Find! Basjoo Banana, Masu ‘Basjoo’, aslo knows as the Japanese Banana, is a cold hardy, herbaceous plant. In fact, the Masu Basjoo Banana tree is said to be able to grow in all 50 states! Plant a few next to your pool or patio for that rare tropical appeal that enhances an area like no other plant. Basjoo Banana even does well in containers, creating an impressive display for your home’s front entrance. Your Masu Basjoo Banana is an impressive variety of banana to be sure! Its 2-foot wide leaves can grow up to 6 feet in length , overlapping for a trunk-like appearance at its center. Masu Basjoo grows so fast that under optimal conditions it will add both a new leaf and 2 feet of growth in a single week! Most people grow the Masu Basjoo Banana tree just for its incredible, ornamental nature and exotic foliage. In some cases, Basjoo Banana may flower in summer, displaying yellow-tinted, creamy blossoms that precede small, green fruits (that are inedible). Generally however, your Basjoo may not flower or fruit, and It’s an adaptable banana variety, and you can easily bring it indoors for winter, or even just grow it as a houseplant if you prefer. Masu Basjoo Banana will grow up to 14 feet with an equal spread. It’s fast-growing, disease resistant and extremely cold hardy (if protected, it can tolerate -20F). It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and can even tolerate a bit of drought or shade. It’s evergreen in some areas, and in colder climates will die back to the ground (for an orderly winter appearance). It’s sometimes called a “fiber banana” because it’s valued in Japan for its usefulness in fabrics…so it can even be a conversation-starter. If you’d love an exotic, tropical appearance for your home (inside or out), Masu Basjoo Banana tree is the perfect choice in a cold-hardy banana variety that you can count on for a stellar performance in your home this year! * Cold hardy * Works well in containers * Evergreen (in some areas) * Fast-growing * Can be grown as a houseplant * Adaptable to a variety of soils.
The Green Plum (Trust us, it’s ripe!)Emerald Beaut Plum is not your average plum. It’s a better-than-average plum! Not your typical purple plum, Emerald Beaut has striking light green skin and greenish to orange crunchy flesh.In blind taste tests Emerald Beaut often outperforms its purple relatives, much to the surprise of the taste testers! It just doesn’t look like a ripe purple plum…but oh, does it taste like one! Don’t let the “I’m not ripe yet” look fool you. This plum will simply blow you away with its sweetness.Emerald Beaut was developed for the market and performs like a pro. Heavy harvests of the beautiful green fruit begin in late summer. The harvest season is far longer than most stone-fruits. They can hang ripe on the tree for two months or more! This is especially great because the ripe fruit continues to sweeten as it hangs on the tree, becoming exceptionally sweet, but remaining crisp and crunchy.These are always sell-outs at local Farmer’s Markets. Can’t you just imagine having this great treat growing in your own yard? It needs a good pollinator, so double your pleasure by growing a delicious Santa Rosa, Burbank or Burgundy Plum alongside.We know that you will love being able to pick these fresh every year in your own yard, so don’t wait. Order yours today!* Beautiful GREEN fruit * Stays ripe on the tree for two months * Farmer’s Market favorite!.