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.
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.
The Bloom-A-Thon White Azalea, Rhododendron ‘RLH13P3’, is part of the poplar Bloom-A-Thon™ series of azaleas. This white bloomer is an evergreen, disease resistant, re-blooming azalea. You will be wowed by the dazzling white flowers appearing in April, and then again in early July. Amazingly, the Bloom-A-Thon White Azalea continues blooming through fall until hard frost. The summer heat does not stop this bloom-a-thon! The Bloom-A-Thon White Azalea shrub is clearly superior to older, weaker varieties, and the improvements are obvious: very easy growing, disease resistant, maintains excellent color year-round, and is a strong growing plant with lots of large blooms. Having a glossy dense, bushy and vigorous growth habit, this azalea is perfect for mass plantings, mixed borders, containers, as a specimen plant, and also for foundation plantings. It is best to prune to shape and fertilize after the first major spring bloom. The Bloom-A-Thon White Azalea is twice as nice as other azaleas because you don’t have just a week or two of beautifully colored flowers, but you can enjoy up to five months of blooms! * Evergreen* Great container plant* Year-around interest* Repeat Flowering .
Bright Foliage and a Licorice Scent for your Garden Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’, is a broadleaf evergreen. Plant one as an accent on the north side of your home or use several for a vibrant hedge/screen along your property line. Your Florida Sunshine Anise is just as the name implies—a ray of bright sunshine for your yard! It’s an evergreen shrub that not only delivers superb 4-season color, but does so while also providing sumptuous fragrance. The elliptic, bright green leaves are 2 to 6-inches long. They have an eye-catching glossy appearance that accents their gold-toned finish throughout the spring/summer months. As autumn approaches, the leaves transition to a brilliant yellow that’s impossible to miss in any setting. Foliage on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub fades to a more sedate, understated beauty for winter, the creamy tones of the leaves contrasting with the reddish-cast of the stems. Best of all, when crushed the foliage emits a delightful anise-like fragrance. As an added bonus on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, ½-inch, yellow-tinted white blossoms appear in spring, bobbing their delicate little heads on dangling stems. Deer won’t bother your Florida Sunshine Anise, but the birds will appreciate the tiny, star-shaped seed pods that develop after the flowers. Florida Sunshine Anise Shrubs will grow up to 8 feet in height with a 6 foot spread. This variety of anise tree has an upright, rounded nature. It has no significant disease issues and insects tend to leave it alone. It even naturalizes well. Your Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub doesn’t require pruning, but you can shape it if you like, or even guide it into a tree form if you prefer. It’s even long-lived, so under ideal conditions you can expect it to be enjoying it for 50 years or more. Evergreens are always a delight for their 4-season color, even in cold climates. However, few can compare to the eye-catching brilliance of Florida Sunshine Anise, with its shimmering golds and yellows, and delicious licorice scent. Once you experience the sumptuous beauty of one Florida Sunshine Anise, you’re sure to want a few more for your home’s landscape. * 4-season color * Fragrant* Tolerates wet soils* Good for containers* Adapts to a variety of soils * Deer resistant.