Fast-Growing, Hardy Evergreen Sprinter Boxwood, Buxus microphylla ‘Bulthouse’, is a fast-growing evergreen. Plant several for a quick and low-growing hedge along your patio, or place a few in containers. Even just one as an accent for your perennial bed would provide a carefree source of year round color. You won’t have to wait long for results when you plant your Sprinter Boxwood, as its growth rate will “sprint” ahead of many other evergreens in your yard! Your Sprinter Boxwood is a form of “Winter Gem” that combines those stellar features with a faster growing nature. Its vibrant, green foliage is robust and shiny, and doesn’t require any special care or pruning (unless you want to fuss over it—which it will happily adapt to). It’s quite simply an easy evergreen that will grow quickly and provide years of dependable color for your landscape. Sprinter Boxwood will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It has an upright habit and rounded, compact nature. It maintains its color and rounded shape but with a slight bushy nature unless pruned for a tighter, more manicured look. Amid evergreens, Sprinter Boxwood is a gem. Plant one today for a carefree performer that will quickly and reliably perform for you year after year. * Fast-growing* Deer resistant* Cold tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of conditions.
4-Season Interest in a Decorative, Hardy Shrub Pieris Mountain Snow, Pieris japonica ‘Planow’, is an ornamental shrub with year-round interest. Use one as an elegant accent plant near your perennial bed, or group several together for a casual, naturalized affect in a lesser-used area of your yard. It’s drought resistant and also renowned for its shade tolerance, so you can even use it in areas where other plants might fail to thrive. Your Mountain Snow Pieris seems to have it all—beautiful foliage and delicate flowers all wrapped up in a versatile, hardy nature. You can plant one of these and just sit back and enjoy the show! Mountain Snow’s new foliage emerges with a vibrant bronze tint that gradually transitions to a rich, deep green as spring progresses into summer. Delicate flower buds appear in summer and hang on, adding some gentle elegance through the harsh, winter months. When spring arrives, the delightful buds unfurl in the growing warmth of the sun’s rays. Your bees and butterflies will flock to its showy clusters of cascading blossoms when the white, bell-like blooms open in spring. Mountain Snow Pieris will grow up to 5 feet in height with a 4-foot width. Its natural growth is quite lovely, but will accept pruning if you’d like to shape it a bit. It’s a low-maintenance shrub, and can even be fast-growing under the right conditions. Mountain Snow Pieris is heat-tolerant than other varieties, so this is a step-up from others you might see at your local nursery. Of the many varieties of Pieries, Mountain Snow is certainly an exceptional choice. You can’t go wrong with its colorful foliage, delightful blossoms and year-round interest! * Year-round interest* Heat & drought tolerant * Fast to moderate growth * Great for containers * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Year-round interest.
Fast-Growing Ornamental Shrub with Soft Foliage Soft Touch Japanese Holly is an evergreen shrub that offers year-round interest. Plant several as a low border along your sidewalk, or use just one as a lovely accent near your perennial bed or patio. Your Soft Touch Japanese Holly is a fast-growing shrub, sure to please you with both its ornamental features and hardy nature. Unlike many Holly varieties with stiff, pokey leaves, Soft Touch is named for its gentle foliage that is so flexible it veritably invites you to run your hand over its surface. The allure doesn’t stop there as each glossy, dark green leaf features a delicate silver midvein that lends a touch of shimmer to this shrub’s already vibrant appearance in your landscape. You may not notice the petite blossoms in spring, but you certainly won’t miss the black berries that arrive in fall and persist into the winter months. Your wildlife will appreciate a Soft Touch in your yard for its food and shelter, but you’ll love it for its year-round appeal, its evergreen nature and ornamental features a step apart from the average landscape Holly. Soft Touch Japanese Holly will grow up to 3 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a dense rounded nature that is amenable to pruning if desired. Soft Touch is considered a low-maintenance shrub, so you can generally just plant it and forget about it. Holly plants are among the most popular choices for ornamental shrubs, and Soft Touch is another stellar example of a variety with unique and useful features for the homeowner. Try just one this year and you’re sure to return for more once you witness firsthand all that this lovely Holly has to offer. * Evergreen * 4 season interest * Cold hardier than some other varieties * Drought tolerant once established * Adapts to a variety of soils * Fast growing * Wildlife interest.
The first truly compact fringe flower! Look out boxwood, Crimson Fire Loropetalum is about to take over your garden spot! This ruby-red fringe flower is the first truly compact red-leaf Loropetalum and it will breathe a new energy into your hedges and borders. It needs no trimming to keep its bushy good looks and maintains its beautiful ruby color year-round. These compact plants are very neat and tidy. They are surprising (in a good way!) in a sunny row to line a pathway, as specimen plants in a perennial border and even as the thriller in a container. Perfectly sized for smaller urban gardens, they never fail to bring compliments. Crimson Fire is pretty enough to stand out because of the richly colored leaves, but well-behaved enough to blend in and showcase other shrubs and flowers in the garden. Try it with yellows and whites or blues and purples for a bold garden statement. Plant it with Nikko Blue hydrangeas and Silver Carpet Snow-in-summer for a fresh riff on a classic patriotic cottage look. As a bonus, Crimson Fire covers itself in interesting fringed flowers that are a vibrant neon pink in the spring. If you’re looking for something that isn’t the norm for your foundation plantings, something that will really stand out all year, order a few Crimson Fire Loropetalum for your landscape today! * Naturally compact * Foliage holds color all year * Sun Loving * Interesting hot pink flowers.
Most Cold Hardy of the Azaleas Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea, Azalea x ‘Conlee’, has brilliant flowers and a repeating bloom nature. Plant a few of these in your mixed border or use as a foundation planting. These would also look terrific in containers on your front porch or patio. Your Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea explodes in spring with 2-inch, single blooms of brilliant, hot-pink intensity. The blossoms smother the branches in a veritable blanket of color! The vibrant shades of pink continue throughout the summer and into fall. Just when you think the colorful display is over, your Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea will prove itself true to its name when its dark evergreen foliage transforms into purple hues for winter. Autumn Amethyst Encore Azalea will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. The Azalea x ‘Conlee’ PP#10580 is an easy-care Azalea that is the most cold hardy of the Encore series. You can leave Autumn Amethyst to grow naturally, but a gentle pruning will enhance its bloom. It’s mildew, heat and disease resistant, as well as adaptable to a variety of conditions. Azaleas are well known for their stunning welcome to spring. Autumn Amethyst accomplishes not only a brilliant spring display but carries it over into fall, and keeps right on going into the winter months. You’ll love the beauty this remarkable Azalea brings to your yard this year! * Pink flowers * Re-bloomer * Year-round interest * Mildew, disease and heat resistant * Cold hardy * Evergreen * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Great for containers.
Glossy Foliage and Great Pollinator Jim Dandy Holly is a dwarf variety of the popular winterberry shrub. Pair this male cultivar with a female and you’ll have an outstanding decorative feature for a low hedge or border. Your Jim Dandy is beloved for its showy, deep green leaves. The foliage has a delightful gloss that will draw your eye amid other plantings. The leaves later transition to purple/yellow hues for an additional, late-season splash of color in autumn. Jim Dandy is a male Holly, so won’t produce the lovely berries that Hollies are usually prized for, however, it’s essential for creating those decorative berries in your female plants. it pairs particularly well with Red Sprite Holly and Berry Heavy Holly The tiny, white flowers are not very noticeable but they’ll persist for a long time and do their job in pollinating up to ten female hollies. With a plant height of 3 to 6-feet and a width of 4 to 5-feet, Jim Dandy Holly makes a great border or screen. Jim Dandy is tolerant of poorly drained soils and it is deer resistant. It will do well in part shade or sun, light or heavy soils and can even prosper in wet conditions. It’s even drought tolerant, so overall quite a hardy plant. In fact, Jim Dandy is not only considered more hardy than other varieties, but also relatively carefree. You can leave it to grow naturally, but it doesn’t mind a little pruning if you so desire. For eye-catching, glossy foliage and good pollination, Jim Dandy Holly is a great choice. Pair it with some female Hollies, and you’re sure to enjoy the results. * Attractive foliage * Unique fall color * Terrific male pollinator * Cold hardy * Easy to grow.
Elegant Male Holly Castle Wall Holly is a broadleaf evergreen. It would make an outstanding foundation plant or you could pair it with a female Holly for their decorative appeal. Your Castle Wall Holly is a Proven Winners selection plant, and lives up to the distinction with its exceptional foliage and hardy nature. It’s a newer, more compact variety of Holly with better branching, waxy leaves and great pollinating ability. The foliage has the classic serrated, Holly-leaf shape and it’s sometimes referred to as a “blue holly” for its vibrant coloring. This is a Holly typically valued for its use in holiday arrangements, and just one is enough to pollinate several female Holly plants (if you prefer to have the traditional red berries as well). Castle Wall is fast-growing, so before you know it you’ll have a large, vibrant shrub to provide year-round color for your landscape. Castle Wall Holly will grow up to 8 feet in height with a 3-foot spread. It has a compact and pyramidal form. It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and in fact is a Holly that is likely to even thrive in boggy conditions. Holly plants have long been sought after for their enduring beauty and hardy nature, and Castle Wall is no exception. Why not pair one with a female variety today and reap the enjoyment of year-round vibrant color as well as the decorative red berries both you, and your wildlife, will love. * Decorative foliage * Compact * Thrives in wet soil * Male pollinator for Castle Spire.
Dwarf Gardenia with Remarkable Flowers & Fragrance Dwarf Gardenia Radicans, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans’, is an evergreen, flowering shrub. This small variety would make a great border along your sidewalk or perennial bed, or perhaps plant a few in containers to scatter about on your porch or front stoop. Imagine an intense, sweet scent drifting through your window on a summer breeze…and that same scent greeting you every time you step out your front door. That’s what you can expect for much of your summer with a Dwarf Gardenia Radicans in your yard. This dwarf variety is small enough to fit just about anywhere and does great in containers, so you can even plant a few to move indoors for winter. Its long-blooming flowers appear in semi-double blooms late spring to mid/late summer. Their fragrance is intense and sure to turn heads even more often than do the sight of the delicate, white blossoms. Dark green, shiny leaves that are leathery in texture will fill out your Gardenia, providing an elegant contrast against the white flowers. Dwarf Gardenia Radicans will grow up to 3 feet in height with a 4-foot spread. It has a gently rounded form and dwarf nature, so is much smaller than other Gardenia varieties. The Dwarf Gardenia Radicans is relatively easy to care for, and will prove an asset not only to your home, but also to the wildlife that live there–as it’s a strong lure to pollinators. Gardenias have long been valued for their elegant beauty and intense fragrance…and Dwarf Gardenia Radicans is no exception. Why not try one today! * Impressive flowers * Long blooming * Evergreen * 4-season interest * Intensely fragrant * Wildlife interest * Dwarf * Great container plant.
Evergreen Shrub with Outstanding Color The Golden Mop False Cypress, Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’, is a dwarf evergreen shrub with outstanding landscape color. It would work well for foundation plantings in your yard, or in the front of borders. You could use this plant for Bonsai as well. Your Golden Mop False Cypress is an adorable shrub with an equally adorable name. Called “Golden Mop” for its mop head appearance, this little gem features foliage of a golden yellow hue. The long, thin, bowing stems combined with the fine needled foliage tend to give your Golden Mop False Cypress a delightfully fuzzy appearance, adding to its charm. The golden yellow color will hold true throughout the seasons so you can enjoy the bright color in your landscape year-round. Golden Mop False Cypress is a gently-mounded dwarf evergreen. It has no serious insect or disease problems of note, is drought tolerant and forgiving of some salt. It’s considered a low maintenance shrub so you won’t have to fuss with it like some other landscape varieties. For outstanding color in an adorable shrub, the Golden Mop False Cypress is the choice for you. * Bright Foliage Color * Dwarf Evergreen* Hardy.
Eye-catching Hot Pink Flowers and Two-toned Leaves Twist of Pink Oleanders bring a fantastic new dimension to the oleander world. A true connoisseur’s oleander. The flowers are an impossible-to-miss shade of hot pink, which alone would make these plants worthy of a spot in your garden. But add to that the amazing variegated green leaves with a cream edge and you’ve got a showstopper on your hands. These tough shrubs are resistant to drought, heat and salt. These are perfect accent plants for more aggressive climates. They quickly grow to their full height of 6 to 8 feet, making them perfect for fences, borders and property edges. Places like Texas and California use them in freeway plantings since they are able to handle those impossible conditions with ease. Twist of Pink Oleanders are evergreen shrubs that don’t need to be pruned or fussed over. These are truly plants that you can plant and forget, once they are established. They are evergreens, so the stand-out leaf color is on the plant year-round. They provide a sparkling background for deeper colored shrubs and flowers. For a garden that practically shimmers, try planting hot pink ‘Twist of Pink’ with orange flowered shrubs like butterfly bush and daylilies. Nature Hills ships strong field-grown plants that arrive in mint condition, ready to plant in your garden. Order a few of these show-stoppers today!.
Bright Foliage Year-Round! Lemon Lime Nandina is a broadleaf evergreen with ornamental foliage. Plant a few of these for a reliable border of year-round color around your mailbox, or even just one as a focal point in your perennial bed. Lemon Lime is also a lovely choice for a few containers on the patio or front porch. Anywhere you plant a Lemon Lime Nandina, its foliage will present a stand-out, picture-perfect display. Just as the name implies, your Lemon Lime Nandina features gorgeous lemon lime coloring of a vibrant, light green so vivid that it approximates a yellow hue. The lighter colors begin as new growth and deepen as the season continues, developing a grassy-green as time goes by. It’s a unique Nandina variety to be sure! In fact, it’s the first Nandina to produce this bright lemon-lime color. Lemon Lime Nandina will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It’s bushy but with a rounded habit and compact nature. Lemon Lime has moderate to fast growth, so you won’t have to wait long for it to be a bright presence in your landscape. It seems many people are fascinated with colorful flowers, but there’s no substitute for a carefree shrub with foliage that carries the show all by itself. Unlike many other plants, with Lemon Lime Nandina you won’t have to wait for that special time of year when your plant’s spectacular feature appears…Lemon Lime is always displaying it! * Ornamental foliage * Disease and pest resistant * Drought tolerant * Deer resistant * Works well in containers.
Lives and Blooms in Drought The Adams Needle Yucca, Yucca filamentosa, has stiff evergreen rosettes and are part of the native flora in hot dry Central and North American scrublands. Adams Needle Yuccas are hardier than they appear. They are heat, cold, drought tolerant and diesase and insect resistant. They only fail in cold wet exposed inland positions where they are better grown as container plants. Otherwise, they are handsome architectural foliage plants for dry, sunny borders. The mound of lance like leaves will mature to 2′-4′ with a spread of 3′-5′. This variety has a white edge on the stiff green lancelike leaves. The leaves stay green throughout the winter. Yucca filamentosa makes dense clumps of stiff leaves 30 inches or so long and edged with fine curly hairs. The remarkable 6′ spikes of white tulip shaped flowers in late June last for more than an month. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. The flower spikes do not appear until the plants are five years old. Yuccas may live for 60 or more years. They do not transplant well and have a very deep taproot, but are a carefree perennial that will bloom for years. * 6′ Spikes of White Flowers* Lance Like Leaves Stay Green All Winter* Long Lived and Hardy.
Blue Grey Land Wave Juniper – Bar Harbor, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’, is a creeping juniper that features blue-gray foliage in summer and then changes to purple in the winter. The Bar Harbor’s chameleon-like leaves have long, sharp points that come in pairs or threes when juvenile, and then become more scale-like or flat when they are adult. ‘Bar Harbor’ has a moderate growth rate and gets about 1′ tall and grows to 3′-8′ in width making it a nice choice to use for a groundcover. It grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Bar Harbor adapts to a wide range of soils, but prefers a dryish, sandy soil. It tolerates hot, relatively dry growing conditions, somewhat poor soils and many city air pollutants. It is intolerant of wet soils. * Blue Grey Foliage Turns to Purple in Winter* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
Rounded Shape with Consistent Color Green Velvet Boxwood is a hardy, boxwood variety suitable for several purposes. Plant one as a small hedge along a border, or use one as a single accent planting in a formal garden. Green Velvet Boxwood is a slow-growing broadleaf evergreen that requires little care. If left alone, it will assume a pleasing, 2′-3′ rounded shape and maintain its color year-round. Unlike other evergreens, Green Velvet Boxwood experiences minimal winter bronzing, so you will enjoy its vibrant color even in the cold months. Your Green Velvet Boxwood adds color and texture to the landscape, growing to a height of 3 feet with an equal spread. It would enjoy a spot in your yard with full shade to part sun, and will even tolerate pruning should you prefer to dictate its shape in your landscape. The Green Velvet is a 1997 Styer Award Winner & 1998 Michigan Growers’ Choice Award Winner. Once you have one in your yard, it will be easy see why this evergreen Boxwood is a prize-winning specimen. * Low Rounded Profile * Full Sun to Part Shade* Vibrant green through winter .
Hardy Pyramidal Evergreen with Exceptional Color When you think of a classic evergreen shrub that stands watch by a doorway, or gives weight to the corners of a border, you are thinking of the Blue Point Juniper. Formal, but not rigid, Blue Point takes what is best of a background evergreen and showcases it. The color stays an exceptional blue-green year-round providing a perfect stage for more colorful annuals and perennials. The shape is naturally a soft pyramid, but Blue Point takes a good shearing like a pro and can be shaped any way you would like. Many of Nature Hills customers train Blue Point into a spiral or a formal cone. Like most junipers, Blue Point is a trooper when it comes to weather extremes. It stays green during the coldest winter and doesn’t look wilted in summer heat. It even does well in the more shaded areas of your landscape. Maturing to a pyramidal 15-30′ high with a spread of 10′, it is thick and sturdy enough to withstand windy conditions better than most upright junipers, too. It’s deer resistant, so no need to worry about the devastation that foraging can sometimes cause other garden plants. If you need to freshen up your foundation plantings, flank a garage or fashion a privacy hedge, join with our many satisfied customers and order your Blue Point Junipers today! * Large Pyramidal Form * Blue-green color * Dense Foliage * Reliably Hardy* Easily shaped .