Stunning Spring Blooms Grefsheim 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 interest.
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Pink Flowers and Burgundy Foliage The Shining Sensation Weigela, Weigela florida ‘Bokrashine’, produces lustrous burgundy foliage that creates the perfect canvas to showcase profuse, pink, funnel-shaped flowers. A true performer, this adaptable plant offers months of bloom with gorgeous pink flowers that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The long, arching stems provide a handsome architectural element to any mixed border. It will mature to 5′-6′ with a spread of 4′-5′. This easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub is drought tolerant and can grow in dry soil. A fast growing shrub, ‘Shinning Sensation is guaranteed to add season-long color! It blooms in early summer and then again periodically throughout the season. Plant in full sun in the northern states to part shade in coastal regions. ‘Shining Sensation’ will become a show-stopper in your garden! * First Editions® Plants* Pink Flowers Through Summer* Burgundy Foliage* Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
New & Improved Lilac Blooms for 3 Seasons! Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac, Syringa x ‘SMSJGP7’, is a deciduous shrub with outstanding, reblooming flowers. This variety of Lilac would be a terrific choice as a floral border along your property line, or as a colorful hedge to brighten that bare, exterior wall of your garage. These will even do well in containers for your patio. Just as the name implies, Bloomerang will give you a burst of spring color, then boomerang back to give you another blast of floral vibrancy from mid-summer through fall. While some Lilac varieties will provide only weeks of floral radiance, Bloomerang will keep going for months! The Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac is a clear improvement over the original bloomerang variety, providing a much larger cluster of flowers for your home as well. As if the bright, repeating display weren’t enough, Bloomerang acts as an irresistible draw to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds with its rich fragrance. That same compelling aroma is sure to tempt you into cutting a few branches for your kitchen table, making this remarkable Lilac variety a beneficial plant for both inside your home and out. Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac will grow 4-6 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a compact, mounded nature, and can be easily trimmed back after its spring bloom (if you prefer a more manicured shape). Bloomerang prefers normal to loamy soils and is a relatively low maintenance plant overall. Wildlife love Bloomerang, but deer tend to pass it by. Overall, it’s a strong grower that will produce well while requiring little from you in return. Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac delivers a “blooming boomerang” of floral brilliance from spring through fall. With its high-performing features and versatile nature, it’s certainly an exceptional choice for your home this year! * Long lasting display* Colorful screen or hedge* Work well as a cut flower* Works well in containers.
Heat & Drought Tolerant – Makes a Great Small Hedge The Froebelii Spirea, Spiraea x bumalda, has new foliage that is purplish and contrasts nicely with the bright pink to red early summer flowers. It is an upright, 3′-4′ rounded shrub that is excellent as a small hedge. It is still an attractive neat plant when not in bloom. It is a vigorous grower with purplish tips on the foliage in spring. The leaves turn purple in fall for a striking color display. Thriving in most locations, Froebelii is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun; tolerates light shade. ‘Froebelii’ is reported to have better heat and drought tolerance than most other cultivars. Removing faded flower clusters encourages additional bloom. This spirea flowers on new wood, so prune in late winter to early spring if needed. * Pinkish Red Flowers* Purple Fall Foliage* Heat and drought tolerant.
One of The Most Useful Plants In Your Garden Some plants may not be strikingly beautiful, but they’re still attractive and solve a problem. The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow is one of those plants. There are no showy flowers in the spring, no glowing color in the fall. What makes it a truly useful plant, though, is that it LOVES the wet spots in your yard and it makes a great alternative to tall ornamental grasses in colder regions. The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow has a nice willow-leaved texture and a soft, wispy look and will wave gracefully in a breeze. The leaves are shades of blue-green and silver and rustle in the wind. It is perfect for the back of the border and is a great companion to shrub roses and climbing roses. It offsets rigid conifers and flat fences with its swaying stems. Use it to soften the corners of your house or to flank a garden gate. Where this plant really shines is in the low, wet spots in your yard where other plants whither and rot. The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow is often used by public works departments in swales and water treatment sites because of its easy breezy attitude and thirsty nature. Did we mention the slender purple branches that are left in late fall when the leaves drop off? These add nice winter interest to your landscape. Don’t wait to order this problem-solver from Nature Hills Nursery. It will become one of your most prized garden additions! * Silver Blue Wispy Foliage * Rounded 4′ Shrub * Tolerates Salt and Wet Soil .
Compact Plant Displays Colors Dakota Goldcharm® Spirea, spiraea japonica ‘Mertyann’, has showy golden foliage that is accented by bright pink flowers blooming in early summer, repeating through the remainder of the season. The foliage emerges bronze, turns yellow-gold in summer and develops a pink-red fall color. Dakota Goldcharm Spirea is more or less a miniature version of Goldflame or Goldmound Spirea, with foliage that starts a deep red, fading to a yellowish green by late spring. This certainly is a plant to locate at the front of a planting bed, otherwise it will be lost among the taller perennials and shrubs. ‘Mertyann’ prefers loamy soil with full to partial sun. This mounded shrub grows 15-18 inches tall with 2-3 foot spread. Since it is so small, it can also be used as a ground cover. Spireas are among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow since they are tolerant of many soils except extremely wet. This plant also likes mulch and summer watering. *Reblooming Pink Flowers*Pink-Red Fall Foliage*Compact Shrub.
Ornamental Shrub is a Great Conversation Piece! A Pussy Willow is a deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal. One would look great just about anywhere in your yard. If you’ve ever held a cat’s paw and felt the cushy pads on her feet, you’ll understand how this ornamental shrub got its name. One-inch catkins form on the bare stems in late winter/early spring, turning into the light-grey, silky pads that the shrub is known for. They’re bewitching with their fuzzy appearance and soft grey hue. You won’t be able to resist touching the soft pads or cutting a few branches to bring indoors. They’re long-lasting, beautiful and unique. Pussy Willows usually grow as a 6-25 feet high, multi-stemmed shrub. Oblong, green foliage will fill out your shrub, giving it a pleasing appearance even after the fuzzy enchantment of the “cat’s paws” has passed. There are many birds and other animals for which the Pussy Willow is a valuable food source. They also provide excellent cover for many creatures. The Pussy Willow will be a valuable ornamental shrub and adorable conversation piece for your yard. They are a traditional harbinger of spring, and many people even purchase the stems from floral shops to brighten their homes. Plant more than one and share some of the adorable decorative branches with friends and neighbors. * Soft Fuzzy Buds in Spring* Green Foliage All Season* Fruit Attracts Birds and Wildlife.
Burst of Yellow Announces Spring The Forsythia ‘Meadowlark’, Forsythia x ‘Meadowlark’ is noted for the cold-hardiness of its buds and its blooming ability in exposure to temperatures that are below-zero. This fast growing deciduous shrub produces bright yellow flowers. These soft yellow flowers line arching branches in April which creates a 10-foot waterfall of glowing color in early spring before most plants are blooming. It is a true harbinger of spring! It grows best in full sun and is adaptable to soil types. It is a fast grower and can be pruned to any desired size. If you need a hardy plant and live in a cold climate, this is the one for you! According to a North Dakota State the Meadowlark was the hardiest of all forsythias tested! The Meadowlark is a very dense shrub and it provides cover wildlife! It performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.0. * Zones 3-8* Cold Hardy* Profusion of Yellow Blooms in Early Spring* Vigorous Growth.
Landscapers Love Them! The Spiraea ‘Gold Flame’, Spiraea x bumalda, is a dense, upright, compact, mounded deciduous shrub which typically grows to 2-4′ tall, with a similar spread. The narrow leaves emerge in spring in shades of copper, rust, and yellow, turning to a medium green during summer, and then becoming a brilliant flame color in the fall. Lovely pink flowers bloom profusely in small corymbs and cover the arching stems of this plant in late spring which attracts butterflies. The flowers and leaves all appear on the same side of the arching branches! It has no serious insect or disease problems, and is effective in borders, foundation plantings or hedges. ‘Goldflame’ is easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils and is easy to grow. This spirea should be pruned in late winter to early spring. The changing color of this spirea adds variety at a time when many plants are losing their luster in the garden. ‘Goldflame’ has been around long enough so its traits are well known and is often used by landscapers * Reblooming Pink Flowers* Colorful Foliage* Attracts Butterflies.
The Beautyberry ‘Purple Pride’, Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’, is an outstanding Japanese selection with lilac-violet berries. Issai means fruiting at a young age. It does best if planted in a protected location (from winter wind and sun), preferably in an east exposure. ‘Purple Pride’ has colorful berries that last long into winter and are eaten by a variety of wildlife. Pruning makes ‘Purple Pride’ even a more attractive, pretty plant. Cut it back to within 4-6” of the ground in early spring since it flowers and fruits on new wood. Beautyberry looks best planted in masses, and it is especially beautiful under pine trees or placed in a shrub border. * Plant for winter color!* Zones 5-9* Fast-Growing.
Bright Yellow Blooms in Summer Beautiful yellow flowers and soft grey-green foliage are the hallmarks of St. Johns Wort ‘Sunburst’ (‘Hypernicum’ frodosum ‘Sunburst’). It blooms with daffodil-like blooms in mid-summer when many shrubs are challenged by the heat. The flowers are bright, sunny yellow and are bigger than other St. John’s Wort flowers. Don’t let the cheery flowers and soft foliage fool you, though. This plant is a fighter. Given the right soil conditions – which range from loamy to sandy and everything in between – this plant will make itself right at home, even spreading out a little to form nice colonies This American native is super easy to maintain and grow. It thrives in the Southeast without any care at all. In other parts of the country, it may lose its leaves during winter or even die back to the ground in a severe winter, but it will come back strong and true in the spring. It loves full sun, but can’t stand wet feet, so pick a site in your garden accordingly. If you have a wooded edge (or want to get the look of one) this St. John’s Wort will fit right in. It makes a great transition between the yard and the woods, taming down the wildness. Alternately, it brings a nice ‘scruffiness’ to a very formal planting bed. Either way, it can fit into the garden that you have. Because of that, we know that you have a spot in your garden for this easy, breezy native shrub! Buy yours today. * Super low maintenance * Blue green foliage and bright yellow flowers * American native.
Reddish Purple Foliage Attracts Birds The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a deciduous ornamental shrub. Its outstanding color would make it a great choice as a focal point in your yard or by an entranceway. Several would also do well as a hedge. “Ornamental” is certainly the perfect word for the Purpleleaf Sandcherry. Right from the first foliage that forms in the spring, the three inch leaves are a reddish-purple, and they’ll maintain that strong color in your yard throughout the summer months. Small white flowers with a strong pink influence will emerge in the spring, softening the bright effect of the early foliage. As fall grows closer you’ll see the leaves transition to a red-bronze hue before they fall. In late summer/early fall, small black cherries will form. You will likely miss it but the birds certainly won’t. They’ll be happy for the helping hand you’ve given them as the summer season begins to draw to a close. The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a dense-growing shrub that reaches eight feet in height with an equal spread. It has an upright growth habit that becomes spreading with age. It tends to establish itself very quickly, so you won’t have to wait long to witness its outstanding benefits. It’s also hardy, long-lived and beneficial to wildlife. If you’re looking for a small shrub with enormous ornamental appeal, the Purpleleaf Sandcherry is the perfect choice. * Small Pinkish White Flowers* Purple Foliage* Bronze Red Foliage in Autumn.
Unique Willow with 4 Season Appeal The Dappled Willow, Salix Integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’, also known as Variegated Willow, is a small shrub that produces leaves that are variegated when they are young. It has pink flowers in spring. It will mature to 4′-6′ with an equal spread, but can be pruned to any size. The young branches grow out of the crown in all directions and will begin drooping slightly. Like all Willows, it thrives in moist soils and full to part sun. Prune in early spring to promote its elegant display and prune to promote variegated foliage. This plant displays good winter interest with coral and red stems that contrasts with the landscape. The Dappled Willow is a superb accent plant and it will be a focal point in beds and borders. The Variegated Willow is also used for foundation plantings, alongside water features, in natural areas, and in containers. * Variegated Young Foliage* Pink Flowers* Red Stems in Winter.
Fast-Growing Azalea with Repeat Blooms Autumn Starlite Encore Azalea, Azalea x ‘Roblem’, is a re-blooming, bi-colored Encore Azalea. This is a versatile, ornamental shrub that is well-suited as a container plant for your porch, foundation plant in your front yard or even grown as a low hedge along a walkway. YourAutumn Starlite Encore Azalea will astound you with its brilliant, bi-colored blooms that re-bloom right up into fall. The heaviest bloom is in spring, when your Autumn Starlite will be covered in a floral brilliance that is only a prelude to the abundance of blooms to come. The 3-inch, single white blossoms are a work of art. Each delicate bloom features delicate, pink stripes or dainty dots of pink across its velvety-smooth petals. It’s a sight that will draw you in for a closer look, the lovely white flowers a glorious accent to the glossy, light green foliage. Autumn Starlite Encore Azalea will grow up to 4 feet tall with a 4-foot spread. It has an upright, rounded habit and a rapid growth rate. Autumn Starlite is drought tolerant, sun tolerant and easy to care for. It even works well in large containers so it’s not only beautiful, but versatile as well. In the world of Azaleas, the Encore series offers more of a good thing. Instead of just a spring bloom, Autumn Starlite Encore Azalea gives you flowers in spring that continue into fall. 3-season flowers of exceptional beauty and ease of care…what more could you ask for in an Azalea today! * Re-blooming flowers * Drought tolerant * Wildlife interest * Fast growing * Works well in containers * Full sun tolerant.
Prolific Green Blooms Limelight Hydrangeas are named a Proven Winner. Very few shrubs display pale-green flowers, which are real garden standouts — if you can find them. This extraordinary new Hydrangea has clean, bright, lime-green blooms that look so cool and inviting the heat of mid- to late summer, a definite garden highlight. The sizable flower heads are well-distributed on the plant, almost as if you placed them deliberately. Into the fall, they change to a pleasing deep pink. Limelight Hydrangea is a vigorous, dependable shrub and a prolific bloomer you can count on year after year. Limelight Hydrangeas doesn’t care about its soil pH and is substantially more drought-tolerant than other hydrangeas. It will mature to 6′-10 but can be pruned to any size. Exquisite as a cut flower, but can be dried very successfully. It can also be grown in containers. It can be used for specimen plants, hedges, borders, privacy areas. * Large Heads of Lime-Green Flowers!* Flowers Change to Pink* Drought Tolerant.