Intense Pink Flowers on an Easy to Grow, Drought Tolerant Shrub The 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.
Pink Flowers Attracts Hummingbirds Weigela ‘My Monet Sunset’, Weigela florida ‘Sunset’, is a charming little dwarf plant that provides colorful gold foliage that turns to red in the fall. It offers multi-seasonal color. This weigela is a slow growing plant that is usually grown mainly for its rich colored foliage. ‘My Monet Sunset’ produces trumpet-shaped rosy, deep pink flowers throughout the summer. What a perfect size for small places, such as in front of borders and in containers! It matures to 12 to 18 with a spread of 18 to 24. My Monet Sunset prefers well-drained soils but is extremely adaptable to other soil types. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering, and it is wise to apply a slow release fertilizer in spring. This plant may be small, but its color is nonstop, and it will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. ‘My Monet Sunset’ will change the way you think about and use shrubs. This beauty can be used like a low mounding perennial or annual, or use it en mass as a ground cover. The uses are endless! * Deep Pink Flowers* Gold Foliage Turns Red in Autumn* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
Dark Purple Foliage and Pink Flowers The Dark Horse Weigela, Weigela florida ‘Dark Horse’ PP14381, is a new cultivar that is characterized by a superior compact habit, dark purple leaves, and pink flowers that contrast with the dark foliage. In combination, these traits set ‘Dark Horse’ apart from all other existing varieties of weigela. This is an ideal choice for late spring color in combination with conifers and broadleaf evergreens. Will attract hummingbirds! This old-fashioned, flowering deciduous shrub has very dark foliage and deep pink flowers that contrast well with the foliage. ‘Dark Horse’ makes a great landscape plant, and it retains its color interest throughout the season. It is quite attractive when grown as a hedge. It will mature to a 2′-3′ mound in full sun. ‘Dark Horse’ is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. * Deep Pink Flowers* Dark Purple Leaves* Attract Hummingbirds.
Outstanding Burgundy Foliage Burgundy foliage is the highlight of this dramatically colorful shrub. The deep coloring of the leaves, like the “fine” burgundy “wine” of its name, maintains its dramatic flair throughout summer and into fall. Unlike larger, lankier varieties, Florida Fine Wine Weigela will also hold its upright shape, resisting the urge to part in the middle or droop down. An additional decorative feature to the striking foliage appears in spring when hot pink flowers dangle in clusters amid the leaves, and sporadically re-appear throughout the summer months. This re-bloom occurs on its own, but will be far more impressive with a light pruning (after the first bloom). Florida Fine Wine’s blossoms are trumpet-shaped and will create a phenomenal vision in your yard when hummingbirds come to sample their sweet treat. Your Florida Fine Wine Weigela is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow up to 4 feet in height with a spread of 3 feet. It has a compact, multi-stemmed nature and mounded form. Florida Fine Wine is adaptable to a variety of soils and deer resistant. It’s small enough to be perfect as a low-growing, ornamental for the front of your perennial bed or as a border planting. Since it grows right down to the ground, there’s no need for facer plants, and it’s also quite comely in containers with complementing plantings. Hardy and long-lived, Florida Fine Wine Weigela can be expected to grace your yard for up to 30 years (under ideal conditions). Weigela are remarkably popular shrubs and much sought after for the home landscape. Florida Fine Wine Weigela provides all the usual decorative features but in a much smaller package, so you can certainly fit one into your landscape this year. * Spring-fall flowers* Re-bloomer* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Works well in containers.
Compact Plant with Stunning Foliage and Vibrant Flowers Double Play® Artisan Spirea, Spiraea japonica ‘Galen’ PPAF, is an exceptional spirea that gives double enjoyment with its stunning foliage and vibrant flowers. Double Play® Artisan Spirea emerges a rich purple red in the spring, and then eventually matures to a blue-green with pure pink flowers. The plant is a compact, full bodied mound that is perfect for use as a shrub border as well as a specimen plant. You will love this plant from the moment it flushes in the spring! Flowers are attractive to butterflies. It has no serious insect or disease problems, and is effective in borders, cottage gardens, foundation plantings, or hedges. It prefers average, well drained soils, and pruning is best done after blooming in mid-summer. To promote flowering, remove faded flower clusters (or deadhead). The further north it grows, the more sun required, and the further south the more shade tolerant it will prove. Adaptable to most soils, and typically unpalatable to deer, ‘Artisan’ arrives in spring, and makes another appearance in summer. * Attracts Butterflies* Disease Desistant* Specimen Plant* Deer Resistant .
Rosy Pink Flowers above Variegated Foliage The Spirea ‘Anthony Waterer’, Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’, has flat-topped heads of rosy-pink flowers that cover the top of this dwarf shrub. The flowers offer a striking contrast against the bright green foliage. The foliage is deciduous, and at first the leaves are a wine-red to maroon, then in the fall, they mature into a dark green. It will mature to 2′-3′ with a spread of 2′-4′. Anthony Waterer Spirea is extremely variable in its variegation pattern since the leaves are willow-like and often variegated. This spirea is best suited to full sun conditions. It is not particular about soil type but, like most shrubs, grows faster and blooms more profusely in richer soil. Not only is the Anthony Waterer plant summer flowering, it is also small of stature and fits nicely in the smaller landscapes we use today. This small plant adds a new dimension and color when planted in the foreground of shrub borders. *Heads of Rosy Pink Flowers*Colorful Variegated Foliage*Full Sun.
Months of Color in a Compact Shrub – Makes a Great Low Hedge My Monet Weigela, Weigela florida ‘Verweig’, is a deciduous shrub prized for its colorful flowers and foliage. It would be perfect for planting in front of your taller foundation shrubs, as a low hedge or ground cover for your sunny areas. My Monet is even adaptable to container planting so you can enjoy a couple on your patio or sun porch. My Monet is the first hardy dwarf Weigela variety ever introduced, and it has proven to be a winner! Who wouldn’t love the colors and variegation of a classic Monet in their landscape? My Monet Weigela will give you just that! In the spring your shrub will be peppered with blooms that are the color of raspberry sherbet. They are larger and more numerous than other varieties, and depending upon sunlight exposure, the leaf margins can vary from vanilla-cream (shade) to coral-pink (full sun). What a delicious mix of colors all in the same plant! Your butterflies, bees and hummingbirds will certainly come in for a taste. Your My Monet Weigela has a compact, rounded shape. Because of its tight habit and colorful foliage, you will find that this plant is very versatile. My Monet Weigela is also surprisingly drought tolerant, so forget about hauling water to it during periods of low rain. It will do just fine. My Monet Weigela is a wonderful addition to your yard for season-long color…and you won’t have to worry about replanting next spring. This little shrub comes back year after year! * Green Leaves Edged in White* Edges Turn Pink in Sun* Pink Funnel Shaped Flowers* Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds* Deer Resistant .
Incredible Tropical-looking Flowers! Another delicious, double flowering, woody shrub that sports these incredible, tropical looking flowers from mid-summer into fall. The flowers are so showy resembling carnations or small peony flowers with a mix of pink, lavender and raspberry. Beautiful. Tropical looking flowers on a woody shrub hardy way into zone 5 …a pretty amazing shrub that fits into the “gotta have” category. The plant produces few seeds so it is easily kept where you want it. Raspberry Smoothie puts on quite a show summer and fall. The fine textured dark green leaves are neatly serrated and stay clean looking all season long. The plant is rabbit resistant and deer tolerant. The overall size of the plant gets about 8’ tall and 4’ wide at maturity. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring without sacrificing any flowers as they are born on new growth. Prune before they leaf out and then leave them alone to produce those amazing flowers on the new growth. Sunny yard? You are in luck. Raspberry Smoothie is a woody Hibiscus that makes an outstanding screening plant. Imagine an 8’ green hedge that covers itself with massive tropical double pink lavender flowers from mid-summer into fall? Think about what an amazing backdrop to your favorite perennials or flowering shrub border. Raspberry Smoothie make quite a statement as a specimen plant in a courtyard or a prestigious spot in your yard so you can enjoy the colorful show. How about using this shrub repeated in a shrub border adding color from summer into fall? Raspberry Smoothie Althea love a hot, dry location in your yard. Once the plants are established, they are very drought tolerant needing little additional water without sacrificing any quality, growth or flower power. It is an amazingly easy plant to grow tolerating most any soil and any site as long as it is sunny. Massive flower display mid-summer into fallDrought tolerantEasy to growIt’s a “gotta have” shrub.
The Spiraea Shibori, Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’, develops into a small, upright, attractive, and deciduous shrub that bears unusual multi-colored flower clusters. It is a well-branched plant with flowers forming flat clusters by mid-June, ranging from a mixed pink to white. This dense, mounded shrub has medium-green leaves that are oval and toothed. Thriving in a wide range of soils in sun or light shade, Shibori Spiraea is highly versatile and an ornamental that works well in mass plantings, mixed borders, and low informal hedges. It is best to deadhead spent flowers to encourage prolonged secondary bloom and to prevent self-sowing. Prune back plants and remove weak and dead stems in early spring to promote strong healthy new growth and larger more abundant flower heads. Shibori is the perfect plant for spicing up northern native plant landscapes and wild garden woodlands; also use in containers or for foundation plants..
Summer Flowers & White Fall Berries White Snowberry, symphoricarpos ‘white hedge’, has dainty pink flowers that appear in July. It is accented with blue-green foliage, and then produces large white berries in autumn. Snowberry is unique because few shrubs produce white berries! Hummingbirds love the flowers, and in the fall the white berries are an excellent food for birds. The berries hang on all season so they offer winter and spring landscape interest. Snowberry is good for holding soil on steep bank and prefers light sun and moist conditions. This plant works best when planted in masses or mixed with several other plants of similar height. White Snowberry is a dense, twiggy shrub that grows 5-6 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide, and it spreads by suckers underground. This plant prefers sun to medium shade, tolerates any soil, and is easy to transplant. It should be pruned before new growth begins. It is a delicate looking plant with a quietly enchanting quality. The egg white berries seem to float lightly in the air, all about the plant. This and their small, scattered leaf pattern, give the plant a low but airy quality! * White berries* Delicate looking* Dense shrub.
Reliable Shrub with Colorful Flowers and Foliage Weigelas have always been a popular shrub, and Java Red lives up to its reputation for a stunning spring display and reliable, decorative foliage. Buds start out red in spring, transitioning to delicate trumpet blooms of pink. This picture-perfect display will provide a lively decorative addition to your landscape, as well as create a boon for your early pollinators. Even after the spectacular spring/early summer show, Java Red Weigela will continue to prove its worth with burgundy-tinted, deep green foliage that maintains its vibrant visage all summer and into fall. Your Java Red Weigela is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 4 feet in height with a 5 foot spread. It has a compact habit and moderate growth rate. Some people think that a shrub this valuable must be difficult to grow. However, Java Red is easy to grow and propagate, as well as being highly versatile. It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and looks remarkable as a border, along an outbuilding or even planted as a single focal point amid other, less-showy plantings. Java Red can even be used in containers. It’s a Weigela variety that looks just as great un-pruned as it does pruned (fountain-like or manicured), so can add interesting color and definition anywhere, without a lot of effort from you. Weigelas are available in many varieties, and Java Red is a superb choice among them. One of the oldest Weigela types, Java Red is actually a dwarf, so it’s an excellent way to have the joys of a Weigela in your yard without taking up a lot of space. Why not try one this year! * Decorative foliage & spring flowers* Hardy & adaptable to a variety of soils* Wildlife interest* Works well in containers.
It’s Like a Hummingbird Buffet! Why should you plant Weigela? A better question is, why not? Weigela shrubs are planted for the blooms… and the Variegated Weigela has the most colorful flowers of all! Light pink with a deep pink throat, these flowers look variegated when in bloom. That’s not all, though. Variegated Weigela has leaves that are as decorative as the flowers. Each leaf has a striking light-cream border. So even when the blooms are gone, you’ll have plenty to enjoy until they erupt in a blanket of pink again. On top of the beautiful look they bring to your garden, the blooms smell like citrus. The butterflies and hummingbirds can’t stay away! The plants are somewhat spreading and are generally wider than they are tall. They have a beautiful arching shape that looks great anywhere – alone, massed together or as a hedge. Vareigated Weigela is super low-maintenance, too- just give it a light pruning right after it blooms and you’re good to go. Your shrubs will arrive ready to plant and enjoy. Nature Hills only ships plants that are healthy, with vigorous root systems. Order your Weigela from us today! • Easy to grow- they are hardy in sun, shade, and drought. • Colorful blooms last for months and smell so good! • High-end neighborhoods use these to add curb appeal..
Hardy Hibiscus with Bright, Variegated Foliage Rose of Sharon Sugar Tip™, Hibiscus syriacus ‘America Irene Scott’, is an eye-catching new Rose of Sharon with brightly variegated foliage. The bluish-green leaves have lovely creamy-white margins and are topped with loads of clear pink, double flowers. Hibiscus Sugar Tip™ does not produce seed like older cultivars which makes it perfect for both southern and northern climates. Sugar Tip™ is easy to grow in full sun and normal garden soils. It is an excellent flowering shrub that may be massed, planted in groups or used as a specimen; very tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Larger flowers may be obtained on ‘America Irene Scott’ by pruning back hard to 2-3 buds in early spring. A confection too delicious to resist, you can use Sugar Tip™ as an accent specimen in the garden, or make it a breathtaking hedge! You will be the envy of your neighborhood! This garden plant is sure to provide many years of enjoyment! * Double flowers* Heat and humidity tolerant* Variegated foliage.
A Prolific Profusion of Pink for Spring! Fluffy pink flowers blanket this dwarf shrub for a spectacular welcome to the new season, enticing bees and butterflies to flock to its magnificent blooms. You probably won’t see the tiny fruits that develop later, but your birds are sure to take notice. When fall arrives, coppery-yellow tones spice up the landscape for fall. Your Pink Flowering Almond is easy to grow. It is adaptive to a variety of soils, cold hardy to zone 4and is drought tolerant. Both hardy and delicate at the same time, Pink Flowering Almond really knows how to put on a spring show, and follows it up with so many admirable features, that you won’t want to miss out on its benefits and beauty. * Spring flowers* Summer berries attract wildllife* Fall color.
Ornamental Shrub with Outstanding 3-Season Color The Double Play Big Bang Spiraea is an ornamental shrub with extensive displays of color. It would be a stand out in your landscape as a mass planting, or even as just a few plants scattered amid your perennial bed. Your Spiraea would have been better named a “triple play” with its orange, yellow and pink blasts of color. With a Double Play Big Bang Spiraea you’ll get spring, summer and fall color all at once, and all summer long! Your Spiraea begins its dazzling display in the spring with orange-hued foliage, that transitions to lustrous yellow all summer long before returning to a golden orange for autumn. With such unusual and brilliant color, your Spiraea is sure to turn heads wherever you plant it in your landscape. As if the radiant foliage isn’t enough, your Spiraea will also grace your yard with the largest flowers of any Spiraea you’ll ever see. Giant clusters of blossoms will adorn your Spiraea with a burst of bright pink color in the spring, and last into mid-summer. It’s a show-stopper to be sure! Your Double Play Big Bang Spiraea will grow 3 feet tall with an equal spread. Deadheading after the flowers have faded will encourage repeated blooming, but it’s generally carefree. Deer don’t seem interested in it, but bees and butterflies will appreciate you having a few in your yard. Overall, the Double Play Big Bang Spiraea is great investment in an ornamental shrub. For the small amount of space it requires and little care, it certainly provides an abundance of color and beauty. * Abundant 3-season color* Carefree* Deer resistant .