A Favorite of Wildlife and Year-Round Interest Canada Red Select Cherry is a lovely tree with decorative interest and versatile fruit. Plant one for a splash of color in a barren area of your yard or anywhere its colorful foliage, flowers and fruit can be enjoyed year-round. Your Canada Red Select Cherry is a remarkably beautiful tree with something to offer for every season of the year. In spring, its 6-inch long racemes of delicate, white flowers will dangle on the breeze, a lovely welcome to the new season. The fragrant flowers are a stand-out amid the vibrant foliage. Each oblong leaf features a delightfully, fine-toothed edge that begins life with a lively green but takes on a deep purple hue by summer. As autumn arrives, the foliage assumes additional tints of red/orange, a beautiful contrast against the smooth bark with its grey/brown coloring and shallow-fissured texture. As if these decorative features weren’t enough, Canada Red Select Cherry Tree will provide you with clusters of 1/3-inch, red “cherries” from July to October, and appear purple/black by fall. The thick skin conceals dark, thin flesh that is sour when eaten fresh, but delicious when made into such culinary delights as jelly and wine. Your Canada Red Select Cherry Tree is also prized by wildlife. Birds will eat the flesh, chipmunks will carry away the pits and many others are sure to visit for a tasty treat. Canada Red Select Cherry Tree will grow 25 feet tall with a 20 foot spread. It has a straight trunk and uniform top. Canada Red is adaptable to a variety of conditions and will even tolerate poor soils. It has an overall hardy nature that is a breeze to care for. The value of your Canada Red Select Cherry Tree cannot be denied. It not only offers decorative interest for every season, but even provides valuable fruit for wildlife and a culinary treat for your table every year. Try one today! * Colorful foliage* Fragrant spring flowers* Wildlife interest* Adaptable to a variety of conditions* Year round interest.
Pure White Anemone-like Flowers You already have in your mind what Hibiscus flowers look like, right? Large, tropical looking flowers with wide petals and hot colors. Erase that picture form your mind, though, with the White Chiffon Hibiscus (White Chiffon™ Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodtwo’ USPP 12,612). This lovely new introduction to the mallow/hibiscus family does have large and beautiful flowers, but they are not the typical hibiscus flower. First off they are pure white – a wonderful white that that doesn’t turn yellow – not the usual hot sunny or deep blue colors you see in other hibiscus. Secondly, they have a lovely lacey center that makes the flowers look much more like anemone flowers than hibiscus. These are truly a conversation piece that will have your gardening friends talking. These large shrubs can be pruned into small trees and do well in almost any soil (unless it’s to dry or too wet). They make great specimen plants, but also do well at the back of the border or along your fence line. Make sure to order yours from Nature Hills today. These are wonderful garden pants that probably will sell out fast. * Lovely late-summer flowers* Easy care* A Proven-Winners selection.
Great For Borders & Even Containers The Althea ‘China Chiffon’, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Bricutts’, produces large single white flowers that are adorned with a red eye and a lacy center to create an anemone-like flower; performs even in cooler climates. A strong growth habit lends itself to pruning into a tree-form or upright shrub. ‘China Chiffon’ is great for borders, in a large container for a patio plant, or as a specimen plant, and it is deer resistant. Being a very easy growing and strong growing plant with lots of large blooms, this shrub will become the star in the garden from July through September with its bold yet delicate blooms! * Months of blooms* Cold hardy* Deer resistant .
One of The Deepest Purple Lilacs The Yankee Doodle Lilac features large panicles of deep rich purple flowers. The large clusters of strongly fragrant single flowers rise above the blue green heart shaped foliage. The Yankee Doodle is a profuse bloomer with an upright and spreading growth habit. It is also hardy and easy to care for.For the best flower display it prefers full sun but can tolerate light shade as well. Its size and shape make it a perfect choice as a windbreak or privacy hedge. It would be beautiful as a foundation plant and around patios or walks where its fragrance can truly be enjoyed. Your Yankee Doodle will attract songbirds, butterflies and hummingbirds to further enhance this shrubs beauty. However, it will not attract deer or Japanese Beetles. Every landscape should have at least one Lilac. Choose the Yankee Doodle for its rich fragrance and color. * Low Maintenance * Highly Fragrant * Deer resistant.
This Evergreen Makes a Great Point! The Needlepoint Holly, Ilex cornuta ‘Needlepoint’, certainly lives up to its name. Needlepoint Holly has all of the great characteristics of the holly plants that you love. It stays beautifully green all year round; it grows quickly to form a thick, impenetrable hedge; and it has beautiful red berries in the fall. What makes Needlepoint Holly stand out from the pack is that the leaves are smooth sided save for one sharp point at the end. This gives the entire shrub a decidedly different look that the typical spiky-edged holly you are used to. Use this winner as a foundation hedge in front of windows or on property edges. The spines make it an excellent deterrent. Needlepoint Holly can grow to 6 feet by 6 feet very quickly. This makes it an excellent screen. It takes shearing very well and can be kept at any height you wish. Like other hollies, the Needlepoint Holly will give you a beautiful show of red berries in the fall. The birds will probably love them more than you! If you need a quick growing, thick hedge that has the added benefit of spiny foliage, then you’ve found your plant. Order several Needlepoint Hollies to complete your foundation planting today! * Tough evergreen * Sun or shade * Red berries in the fall.
Lavender Late-Season Blooms Ardens Rose of Sharon is an ornamental shrub. Plant a few en masse around your mailbox for a cheery roadside welcome, or perhaps just a couple near your front door to impress guests. No matter where these lovely shrubs reside, they’re sure to make an impression. Your Ardens Rose of Sharon is beloved for its 3-inch, double blooms and hardy nature. Ardens’ vibrant green foliage, with its diamond shape and serrated edges is the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous blossoms that appear mid-summer and last into autumn. You’ll adore the elegant, lavender shade of the blooms, delightfully ruffled in appearance with a dark maroon splash of color at the center (that seems to beacon you in for a closer look). Pollinators will also love your Ardens Rose of Sharon, marking your home as a welcomed stop for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. In the autumn, your Ardens’ foliage will take on a slight yellow hue for one last gasp of color before the long winter’s rest. Ardens Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub that grows up to 12 feet in height with an 8 foot spread. It has an upright, multi-stemmed nature and vase shape. Ardens is adaptable to a variety of conditions and will even thrive in partial shade. It’s long-lived and in fact, under ideal conditions it can be expected to live up to 40 years. Ardens Rose of Sharon is one of those flowering shrubs that adorns the late season landscape when many other shrubs have begun their decline. Plant one today and you’ll bask in your love of flowers well into autumn! * Lavender flowers* Deer resistant* Long lived* Heat and humidity tolerant* Works well in containers.
Long-Lasting, Showy Blooms on an Ornamental Shrub Aphrodite is a variety of the ornamental shrub, Rose of Sharon. It’s a highly versatile plant, presenting a spectacular appearance as a single, specimen planting or en masse. Plant several as a hedge along your house or outbuilding, or group a few at the edge of a perennial bed for a tall, eye-catching splash of color. Your Aphrodite will not only provide you with gorgeous flowers, but will provide them for a very long time. It profusely blooms from early summer and into fall. The 4-inch, hollyhock-like rosy-pink flowers feature deeper red eyes and a slightly ruffled appearance to the delicate petals. It’s the type of show that will be impossible to miss in your yard. The diamond-shaped, dark-green, toothed foliage completes the picture, a vibrant accompaniment to the brilliant flowers. The Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is an upright, deciduous shrub. It’s a vigorous, erect, multi-stemmed plant that typically grows 10 feet tall, with an 8 foot spread. Aphrodite is also quite versatile, being adaptable to whatever shape and size you wish to impose upon it. However, if you prefer, this plant really requires no pruning at all. Aphrodite is rather hardy, able to tolerate poor soils and some drought. It’s able to handle heat and humidity, and can even survive in some urban conditions. Deer tend to leave it alone, but hummingbirds and butterflies are sure to flock to its dramatic appearance in your yard. You can’t go wrong with an Aphrodite Rose of Sharon for your yard. Plant one today to begin reaping the rewards of this amazing ornamental shrub. * Profuse blooms* Wildlife appeal.
Pea Shaped WindBreak The Siberian Peashrub, ‘Caragana arborescens’, is large rounded 10′-15′ shrubby tree that is well adapted to exposed, cold, dry and other difficult sites. It is a native to Mancheria and Siberia where it is used as a windbreak. Its’ dense root system can be used for erosion control. It has showy yellow pea like flowers that appear in late May. The mature fruit is edible and has been used medicinally. It can be left to grow into a rounded shrub or pruned into a small tree. It matures to a mounded shrub of 15′ high with a spread of 12′. It grows well in full sun and adaptable to any soil. The bark of the trunk and stems retain a greenish color for several years. The small leaflets are medium green in color. Often used as a windbreak or tall informal hedge. The Peashrubs are cold and drought tolerant. When planting for hedge, place plants about 4-5 feet apart. Siberian Peashrubs are deciduous and have low water requirements, and a moderate salt & alkali tolerance. * Yellow Pea Like Flowers* Edible Fruit From Pods* Can be used for in Cold, Dry, Exposed Areas.
Late-Blooming Floral Brilliance Ann Magnolia is a deciduous shrub with lovely, fragrant spring & summer flowers. These would make an elegant informal hedge or plant one as a single specimen plant in your yard. Your Ann Magnolia is especially prized for its late blooms that helps it avoid frost damage, and ensures a fragrant display each spring. Gardeners adore its huge, fuchsia, goblet-shaped blossoms! The lightly scented reddish-purple flowers emerge from beautiful, tapered buds as the season begins. 7-9 inch chalice-shaped flowers seem to blanket the tree in late spring in deep, purple/red splendor. Just when you think it has completed it show for summer, it may still surprise you with a repeat bloom in mid-summer. The Ann Magnolia tree is a member of the ‘Little Girl’ series of Magnolias, and a popular choice of both novice and expert gardeners. It will grow up to 10 feet tall with an equal spread and has no significant disease or insect problems. It’s a vigorous and hardy shrub that won’t require a lot of your time in return for the brilliant displays it produces. Its mounded habit and leathery green foliage are an added bonus that maintains an attractive sight for your landscape even when the Ann Magnolia is not in bloom. You can leave your Ann Magnolia to grow naturally beautiful, or prune it annually to maintain the desired size and shape. This magnolia is low maintenance, perfect for the smaller yard or garden, and will fit practically any landscape. * Magnificent flowers * Late blooming * Low maintenance.
Bright Golden Globes on Arching Branches The Golden Guinea Kerria, Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’, is also known as the Japanese Rose because it originated in China and Japan. It is also known as the Easter Rose because it blooms about Easter. It is a tough, upright, rounded shrub with arching branches that will brighten up your sun or shade border. It matures to 8′ height a 4′ width, but can be trimmed to any size. It is a twiggy, deciduous shrub with dark green,double-toothed, corrugated foliage. Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ has golden yellow, globe-shaped flowers that are borne from April through May. The interesting bright green stems stay green all winter. It does not have any serious insect or disease problems. If grown in sun, it does prefer protection from late afternoon sun , and will grow from full sun to full shade. Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ can be used as an accent plant, in masses, as a hedge, as a privacy barrier, or in a small space. Easily grown in average garden soils. *Masses of Bright Yellow Blooms*No Serious Insect or Disease Problems*Green Foliage All Winter.
A Big Plant for BIG Impact This is one big boy! Putting on a full foot in the spring each year, Oakleaf Holly quickly grows to its mature 15 feet high and 8 feet wide. Do you need a huge hedge to keep unwanted people and animals out (or in!)? Several of these big boys make a massive, spiky shielding hedge. Oakleaf is the premier holly with charming leaves shaped like – you guessed it – oak leaves. You might be surprised to know that, unlike many other hollies, the new leaves that pop out in the spring on this evergreen start out bronze or even burgundy colored. They stay this beautiful sheen for a couple of weeks before they mature into that deep classic holly green. One of the best features of the Oakleaf Holly, though, is that it doesn’t require another holly to pollinate, so you can be sure that you will get masses of bright orange-red berries all fall and winter. Even though these giants are a little too big for most foundation plantings if left to their own devices, they take a shearing like a champ and can be kept at whatever size you’d like. Full sun, light shade, rich soil, clay – these plants don’t need to be babied. If you need a massive, quick growing shrub that stays green year round, then you’ve found your plant. Order several to complete your foundation planting today! * Tough evergreen * Sun or shade * Berries all winter.
Versatile Maple Highlights Any Location Compact Amur Maple is an ornamental shrub. It would make an excellent accent plant, hedge along an outbuilding or even a container plant for your patio. Your Compact Amur Maple has a compact, rounded form that fills out nicely with dark green, 3-lobed leaves. Clusters of small, pale yellow flowers will appear in spring to tease your senses with their subtle, sweet fragrance. Double samara develop soon after and merge from green into brown for mid-summer. As delightful as all these features are however, you’ll see the true value of this diminutive shrub when it displays its autumn color. Your Compact Amur Maple will burst forth in shades of orange and red that seem to burn like tiny beacons amid other fall plantings. The Compact Amur Maple grows naturally as a multi-stemmed, dense and compact shrub. You could also prune it to a single or multi-stemmed small tree. Compact Amur Maple will grow to 6-10 feet tall with an equal spread. It enjoys well-drained soils and full sun, but will tolerate some shade. It’s reasonably drought tolerant once established. You can expect your Compact Amur Maple to have a 60 year lifespan, so whatever form you choose to grow your Maple in, you’re sure to enjoy it for a very long time. * Dense Shrub or Small Tree * Red and Orange Fall Foliage* Full Sun and Adaptable.
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!.
Exceptional Holly in Dwarf Form Dwarf Burford Holly is a broadleaf evergreen with ornamental features. Lovely as both an accent or low hedge, this vibrant shrub is sure to provide year-round interest in your yard. Your Dwarf Burford Holly is one of the most popular Holly varieties available. Its emerald-green new growth blends majestically with the darker green of the mature foliage—and stand-out in coloring among other common evergreen shrubs. Clusters of petite, pristine-white flowers appear in spring to later give way to small berry-like fruit. Its fall fruit adds additional drama to the luster of the foliage. Even without a pollinator you can count on this Holly’s large, scarlet berries brightening your winter landscape…and the birds will adore it as well. Dwarf Burford Holly will grow 4 to 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a compact, mounded habit and is very easy to care for. Unlike many other shrubs, you won’t need a pollenizer in order to enjoy the decorative advantages of the fall/winter fruit, but having one will certainly allow your Holly to bear heavier. Dwarf Burford Holly also has the advantage of being a bit less prickly than some other Holly choices, Each leaf reaches a graceful point, but not quite as extreme as other varieties, so if you choose to do some pruning, you won’t have to worry about getting scratched up. There are several Holly varieties to choose from, but Dwarf Burford Holly is certainly one of the finest. Apart from its exceptional, decorative qualities and hardy nature, Burford Holly is small enough to enjoy even if you have limited space. Use a Burford to fill in an unsightly space in the garden, plant some as a lovely hedge along your home or even place one in a container on your patio. The possibilities are endless with a Dwarf Burford Holly. * Evergreen * Fragrant spring flowers * Winter interest * Salt tolerant * Works well in containers.
Popular Ornamental Shrub with 4-Season Interest Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’, is an ornamental shrub with wonderfully fragrant blooms. Plant one for a gorgeous foundation plant in your front yard, or use several in your side yard. They naturalize well and are sure to provide an elegant appearance in those less-civilized areas of your landscape. Your Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire will wow you with its 6-inch long, dense clusters of white blossoms in June (when many other plants are just getting started). The fragrant beauties last well into summer and are sure to call you in for a closer look…just as it will your hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The flowers reach up above the bright green foliage before gently cascading down for an elegant appearance in your landscape. The oblong leaves transition to a delightful red for fall and often hang on into winter to extend the show. Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire will grow to about 5 feet in height with a 6-foot spread. It’s an upright shrub with a rounded form and an open nature. This Sweetspire won’t require a lot of time from you to achieve its naturally beautiful appearance, and is hardy enough to thrive regardless of minor inconveniences. It even naturalizes well. Sweetspire has long been a popular ornamental shrub among gardeners, and Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire has clusters almost twice as long as other cultivars! It’s sure to bring a smile to your face this year when you witness first-hand all that it has to offer for your yard. * Summer flowers * Fragrant * Hardy * Wildlife interest.