Sturdy Stems Support Pink Heads Sedum Maestro, Sedum ‘Maestro’ PPAF, is a lovely sport of Sedum ‘Matrona’ with attractive glaucus blue-green foliage.In late summer, this sturdy upright 24″ perennial is topped with rosy pink flower heads that are made up of hundreds of tiny flowers.Sedum ‘Maestro’ retains its tidy, mounded shape every year and the stems do not fall away from the center of the plant with the weight of the flower heads like other sedums do. This plant is bound to be a very popular perennial in years to come.Special thanks to breeder and ‘Maestro’ himself, Gary Trucks, of Amber Wave Gardens for this terrific new plant. Sedum ‘Maestro’ needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant.‘Maestro’ is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers.* Attracts Butterflies and Bees* Heads of Rosy Pink Flowers in Late Summer* Blue Green Foliage* Stems Remain Upright When Blooming .
The Winnipeg Parks Rose, Rosa ‘Winnipeg Parks’ (PP9,122), is a hardy, everblooming shrub rose with clusters of deep pinkish-red buds opening to bright cherry-pink, 2-3″, double flowers. The dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. It is hardy from the cold zone 3 to the mild zone 7. The red hips in fall are an added bonus. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter’s freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.*Disease Resistant*Attracts Winter Wildlife*Blooms All Season.
White Flowers and Fast GrowingImagine a fast-growing shrub that is so sweet and fragrant, it’s commonly called a “butterfly bush”. Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is an outstanding variety of these amazing low-maintenance bushes, beloved for its east of care and beautiful display. With Miss Pearl, Buddleia x ‘Miss Pearl’, you can count on a reliable shrub in spring, with dark green foliage providing a vibrant presence in your yard. By late summer, when your other flowering plants are completing their show, your Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush will burst forth in long, narrow clusters of white blossoms. The pristine flowers shoot up above the foliage to sway in the breeze and attract pollinators with their delicious scent. The fabulous show persists into fall until your Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush conveniently dies back to the ground for a tidy winter appearance in your yard and well-deserved winters rest.Your Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow up to 5 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a semi-compact nature and is both drought and heat tolerant. Miss Pearl looks perfect in a mixed border or butterfly garden, but will even do well in containers on your patio. En Masse, or single, Miss Pearl always demands to be the center of attention!Developed for the “miss series”, Miss Pearl features white flowers and a more manageable height, shape and a non-invasive habit than some other butterfly bushes. With so much to offer it’s difficult to find a reason to not plant a Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush this year!* White, fragrant flowers* Fast growing* Non-invasive* Heat and drought tolerant.
An alternative to the big boys!So you’re in love with the idea of having a spruce tree in your garden. And why not? They are some of the most beautiful evergreen trees around, with their gorgeous blue colored needles and classic Christmas tree form. Unfortunately, they are also HUGE – sometime 3 and 4 stories tall at maturity – and you don’t have that kind of space. If this is you, then Columnar Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘fastigiata’) is your answer. This smaller version of the classic blue spruce is just what you need to give you the look that you want without having to worry about it taking up all of your garden space. This is a tall, skinny specimen tree that will fit into areas too narrow for many other evergreen trees. It tops out at 25’ in ten years (as opposed to 40’) and only gets 7’ wide. The beautiful blue-green needles cover the upward facing branches that give the tree an “at-attention” appearance. They never need pruning, but always look pruned. Columnar Blue Spruce looks great in any garden setting from very formal to very rustic. And it looks good all year! Plant it with any other evergreen or any of your perennials. There isn’t any plant that won’t look good next to it.Now that you know about it, you know you want this lovely tree in your garden, so go ahead and order from us today! * Easy care * No pruning necessary* Bird friendly* Dramatic blue-green color for an evergreen* Windbreak and screener* Year-round interest.
Snow-Ball in SpringThe Mohican Viburnum, Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’, is an incredibly tough shrub which may be evergreen in warmer climates.The creamy white flat-topped flowers entirely envelop the plant in late April or May.This viburnum has one of the most effective displays of bright, orange-red fruit in early July, lasting a month before maturing to black in fall.It has dark, hairy leaves that create a dark background to showcase other plants. It displays a very compact globose form. It matures to 6′ high with an equal spread and it can be pruned to any size.The foliage turns a purple bronze in autumn.It thrives in full to part sun and regular watering.The Mohican makes a nice specimen plant, container plant, screen, hedge or garden backdrop.*White Flowers Mature to Black Berries*Dark Green Foliage Turns Purple Bronze in Autumn*Globose Form*Attracts Birds & Butterflies*Ornamental Berries Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
The Sunburst cherry is a cross between the Stella and the Van cherry. It is a large dark-skinned sweet cherry that is very similar to the Stella. It resists cracking and is ready for harvest in July about the same time as the Van cherry.The Sunburst cherry was introduced in 1983 from Summerland, British Columbia. It is a self-fruitful tree so it does not require a pollinizer. The cherry requires 800 chill hours..
Most Widely Planted Pecan Tree in AmericaThe Desirable Pecan Tree is…well…desirable for so many reasons. All the rage in pecan orchards and commercial grower’s fields since the 1960’s, there’s a good chance that the pecans you’ve bought from your local grocer are from a Desirable tree. If you’ve ever driven through southern states in the fall, the delicious pecans you get from those classic roadside stands are probably from a Desirable tree, too. Ripening in October, the Desirable nuts are some of the first “papershells” on the market. You can crack them in your hand. You will get two HUGE nutmeat halves to enjoy. For the grower one of the best characteristics of this tree is that the nuts grow in giant clusters and self-prune, meaning they naturally drop a few nuts from each cluster so that the tree can focus its energies on the nuts that remain. Result: bigger pecans. They grow quickly and it’s not unusual to get a 25 gallon bucket full of pecans from a healthy 5 year old tree. Desirable Pecan trees are also beautiful shade trees and can be excellent yard trees. The University of Georgia recommends a diligent spraying regimen to keep the trees free of Pecan Scab for best home yields.Shade, beauty AND home-grown nuts. What are you waiting for? Order yours today! * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Quick growing Recommended pollinators: Stuart, Hardy Pecan.
Drought Tolerant with Unique Colored BloomsThe Nemesia Sunsatia ™ Coconut, ‘Nemesia hybrids’, is a German breakthrough like nothing else on the market. This Proven Winners plant has colors that range from glowing bright hues to the softest pastels.Sunsatia™ holds its own in both cool and hot temperatures, and is outstanding in hanging baskets, combos, and window boxes. The Coconut Sunsatia has a beautiful white flowers with a splash of yellow in the throat.Nemesia performs best in cool gardens or in partial shade in hot areas. The compact plants produce and abundance of showy flowers all summer long.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial.* No deadheading* Easy to grow* Drought tolerant Pick your color….
Three Season Interest in a Unique PerennialDwarf Goat’s Beard, Aruncus aethusifolius, is a perky little plant that grows anywhere, stays tidy, provides three-season interest, and it is absolutely unappealing to slugs! An herbaceous perennial, Aruncus aethusifolius disappears during the winter.Its fernlike, green foliage, similar to that of the astilbe, emerges in the spring and is topped in May and early June by four-inch, waving panicles of tiny, cream-colored flowers. When grown in full sun, Dwarf Goat’s Beard develops a fine fall color, turning a rich, burnished red as the season progresses. The entire plant seldom grows taller than 12 inches.Dwarf Goat’s Beard can be placed at the very front of the border, where its finely cut foliage and appealing form can be seen close up. It is also very suitable for rock gardens and other special areas where plantings are all on a small scale. It will be happy in full sun or part shade, and its preference is for moist, shady places.* Three season interest* Easy to grow* Great for borders & rock gardens .
The Barberry ‘Golden’, Berberis thunbergii aurea, is a small, slow growing deciduous shrub to 3 to 4 feet with equal spread. Small white flowers can be observed in little clusters beginning in early April, lasting through May.The bright yellow foliage turns to green by late summer then red in fall; more lime green in summer if planted in shady spots.’Golden’ is a definite knockout in just about any landscape! Plant as an accent shrub or in mass plantings. (May be too bright for use as a hedge due to the intense bright yellow color if planted in full sun.)Small 1/4″ long bright red, oval shaped seed pods are sometimes seen on ‘Golden’ Barberry in late fall, after the leaves have dropped. This Barberry seems to do best when watered regularly; has an above average moisture requirement.Zones 4-9Order now, light up your landscape!Great Fall Color!.
The Obedient Plant Physostegia ‘Vivid’, ‘Physostegia virginiana’, has deep pink cup shaped flowers that are 24” tall and a plant spread of 18-24”. ‘Vivid’ blooms from June to September and the waxy, green leaves make this plant a little different from other white blooming perennials. ‘Vivid’ needs a full sun area but will tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. Use ‘Vivid’ in borders, mixed plantings, massed plantings (especially to separate other colors), in large containers or as cut flowers. Try planting with Boltonia, Japanese Blood Grass, Phlox or Asters for contast..
Classic Shade Tree that Smells GreatYou’re not looking for showy flowers. You’re not looking for high-maintenance. You’re looking for a classically shaped tree to give you some shade in the summer. A tree that keeps looking good without pruning and doesn’t require any upkeep on your weekends. Let us introduce you to the Little Leaf Linden tree (Tilia cordata).This tree has been a staple in American neighborhoods for generations and in European streetscapes for centuries. Naturally shaped like a rounded pyramid and growing to a manageable 60 feet high, it adds a definite sense of scale and proportion to your yard.The glossy, dark green leaves are heart-shaped and grow densely, making this an exceptional shade tree. As a rule, shade trees don’t have very interesting flowers or a scent, but this hardy ‘Little Leaf’ Linden is the exception to the rule! The small yellowish flowers appear in June and smell wonderful. Small, round seeds are also produced, and they persist well into winter and the leaves stay green on the tree longer than many others.The Little Leaf Linden tolerates all kinds of soils, including clay. It also laughs off pollution better than most, which is why it makes such a great street tree. It’s a perfect tree for urban gardens. Nature Hills Nursery sells top quality Little Leaf Lindens. They grow quickly and will provide the shade you crave in no time. Don’t wait to order! These beauties sell quickly.* Pyramidal shape* Fall color* Low maintenance.
One of the Earliest Ripening Fruits! Katy Apricot, Prunus armeniaca ‘Katy’, is a fruit-bearing tree that produces remarkable fruit, and is especially adaptable to warmer climates. Plant one (or better yet several), in your side yard where you can enjoy the sights of your own personal apricot orchard all summer long. Your Katy Apricot tree has many admirable features, but perhaps its most attractive asset is its early ripening nature. While friends and family are still waiting for their fruit trees to produce, you’ll already be picking your Katy Apricots in the month of May! The tree-ripened fruit is not acidic in taste and has a lively golden skin with orange overtones. Katy Apricot is a highly productive tree, so you’re sure to enjoy a sumptuous harvest. The large, firm fruit is perfect for a wide variety of culinary uses, such as desserts, jams and jellies and is especially great for drying due to its high sugar content. It even freezes and cans well…and of course it tastes great right off the tree. As if the delicious fruit wasn’t enough, your Katy Apricot is also a pretty tree, blooming with fragrant, white flowers in spring and maintaining vibrant, green foliage throughout summer. Katy Apricot trees will grow up to 18 feet tall. It is amenable to pruning, allowing you to trim to the height you prefer (and adding to ease of harvest). Katy Apricot is self-fertile, but as with most fruiting trees, will do better with a cross-pollinator. Katy Apricot was introduced in 1978 and continues to be a popular choice among gardeners. Try one of these incredible, early-harvest apricot trees this year. You’ll be glad you did! * Freestone * Early harvest * Tolerant of wet soil * Winter hardy * Self-fruitful.
The Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’, Heuchera x ‘Silver Scrolls’, also known as a Coral Bell and Alumroot, has unique plum and silver foliage with deep purple veins, which mature to green.In the springtime, white flowers appear that last into the summer, however, Coral Bells are not known for their flowers, but their foliage.‘Silver Scrolls’ has a plant spread of 12” and a height of 12-18”It is best to grow ‘Silver Scrolls’ in medium wet, well-drained soils, in full shade. (It can tolerate some morning sun.)‘Silver Scrolls’ look especially good around the edge of borders, near variegated plants, woodland edges, rock gardens, perennial borders, or in mass to form an attractive ground cover.Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, this coral bell will surely become a “must have” plant for your borders, containers or mass plantings.* Deer resistant* Rabbit resistant* Easy to grow.
The Daylily ‘Montego Melon’, Hemerocallis ‘TP 06-13’, is an early-blooming daylily with soft yellow blooms on a more compact plant. Because of its long bloom season, and multiple flowering cycles, this daylily is perfect for mass plantings and perennial beds!The compact grass-like foliage is rust resistant and matures to 15-18 inches, so it is considered a low growing daylily. This rugged, adaptable, vigorous perennial endures in a garden for many years with little or no care.Daylilies adapt to a wide range of soil and light conditions. They establish quickly, grow vigorously, and survive winters with little or no injury. Individual flowers last only one day, but since each plant produces many buds, the total blooming time of a well-established clump may last more than a month. Divide ‘Montego Melon’ every 3-5 years, or when the number of flower buds and the size of bloom begin to decline; divide in early spring. Plant daylilies in sites that provide well-drained soil and plenty of sun.The ‘Montego Melon’ daylily can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).Use ‘Montego Melon’ daylily for color in shrub borders and in perennial beds. Once established, the daylily can be an excellent groundcover on slopes because it has roots that hold soil against erosion; attracts butterflies!* Vigorous grower* Rugged* Rebloomer .