Viking Black Chokeberry

Viking Black Chokeberry
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Edible Purple Berries on an Ornamental Shrub The Viking Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking Black’, is a multi-stemmed, ornamental shrub with attractive flowers and edible berries in the fall. Plant several in a naturalized area or just one as a focal point in your yard. Some people even use these as an orchard plant for their delicious fall fruit. Your Viking Chokeberry is one of the best aronia cultivars available. It begins its show in the spring when its glossy, dark green foliage fills out the spreading shrub in a full, vibrant display.  As May approaches, clusters of tiny white flowers bloom, appearing to spring up above the verdant foliage. With the advent of fall, red and orange-hued foliage arrives to spice up your autumn landscape. It may seem that the colorful, seasonal variations of your Viking Chokeberry are more than enough to attract gardeners to it. However, the most outstanding quality is still to come. It’s in the fall that dark purple berries begin to ripen. Your Viking Chokeberry is a variety of black Chokeberry with larger, sweeter, and more prolific berries. These fruit are not only tasty but high in vitamin C and other nutrients. You may have to fight your wildlife for them, but even if you share a few your harvest is sure to please. Your Viking Chokeberry is an upright shrub that is great for any spot where you want to control erosion, is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It’s quite simply a hardy shrub that’s easy to grow and offers a lot of seasonal interest. * Profusion of White Spring Flowers* Edible Fruit in Fall* Hardy and Attracts Wildlife.

Golden Rule® St Johns Wort

Golden Rule® St Johns Wort
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Hot Color for the Shade Shady gardens are typically hard spots to landscape, especially if you want anything with bright colored leaves. Golden Rule St John’s Wort (Hypericum calycinum ‘NCHCI’ USPP 25,941) solves that problem and many others! This is an excellent groundcover subshrub for shady areas. With orange new growth that turns a beautfil shade of yellow, it’s like fall foliage all season long. Combine that with yellow flowers in the summer and you’ve got a can’t-miss shrub! Golden Rule St John’s Wort only reaches 18” high but spreads a full 2 feet, so use it as a front of the shady border plant. You could also let it ramble between other plants in the bed – it gets so thick it will choke out weeds. Though it takes sun, too much will be hard on the leaves and they may burn, so chose your site carefully. ‘Golden Rule’ is deer and pest resistant, too. Combine that with little need to prune and you’ve got top-notch shade plant on your hands. This is a great plant for that shady spot in your garden that needs a little lightening up! Order yours today! * Bright color for the shade* Beautiful golden yellow and orange foliage* Yellow flowers all summer.

Purple Pearls® Beautyberry

Purple Pearls® Beautyberry
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Ornamental Shrub with Unique 3-Season Color Beautyberry shrubs are aptly named, producing a beautiful display with fall berries that add to that decorative view.  Purple Pearls’ purple-tinted, dark green foliage appears in spring and summer, darkening even more for autumn (its purple/black a sharp contrast to the brighter reds and yellows of autumn leaves). In summer, the Purple Pearls Beautyberry, Callicarpa x ‘NCCX1’, had delicate pink blooms that appear amid the long branches, transitioning to berries for autumn.  The deep purple berries appear like “purple pearls” in large, dramatic clusters along the branches.  Your songbirds will relish the feast and in return treat you with the enjoyment of watching them harvest their fall bounty. Cut a few of the fall branches for your home.  The dark foliage and purple berries will bring a unique accent to any of your floral arrangements. Your Purple Pearls Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 5 feet tall with an equal spread.  It has an upright, mounded habit and is quite hardy.  Resistant to disease and pests, Purple Pearls can maintain its colorful show with little needed from you in return.  Plant several en masse in a naturalized area where their show-stopping color can be magnified.  Place a few in containers to spruce up less-flashy plantings.  Even just one in your side yard is sure to draw the eye of every passer-by. Purple Pearls Beautyberry is sure to maintain its beloved stature through the years as a fast growing shrub with amazing color.  However, unlike many beautyberry varieties, Purple Pearls also tends toward an upright nature, requiring a bit less space than others in your yard.  With so much to gain, and so little space needed, why not try a Purple Pearls Beautyberry today! * Fast growing* Summer flowers* Fall color and berries* Drought tolerant.

Low Scape™ Mound Chokeberry

Low Scape™ Mound Chokeberry
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A Perfect Landscape Plant  You can stop looking now. You’ve found it. The almost perfect landscape plant! Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM165’, is one of the most innovative shrubs we’ve seen in a while. This dwarf aronia is everything that you expect in a border or foundation shrub. It is totally cute, but tough as nails. It is an American native so it adapts to just about any soil. It is drought tolerant and disease resistant. From spring to fall it is covered in classic aronia leaves – big, glossy green and healthy. In the spring it is covered in white flowers that attract butterflies and bees. In the summer the flowers turn to dark black berries that attract birds. In the fall the leaves turn an intense red that transforms the landscape. Great for low-maintenance mass planting around your home and garden. Use it to hide foundations or around the base of a large tree. Sculpture looks great standing in a sea of Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, too. This is one plant that you shouldn’t be without. Buy several today and see what we mean! * Native * Compact * 3 Seasons of interest.

Little Devil™ Ninebark

Little Devil™ Ninebark
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Brilliant Color and Refined Foliage Ninebark are one of the easiest, most hardy decorative shrubs to grow.  However up until now they have required significant space in the yard.  If you thought you couldn’t own a lovely Ninebark, think again.  Little Devil Ninebark is a dwarf variety that improves upon all the others.  Smaller, and far more adorable than other ninebarks, Little Devilprovides enhanced ornamental features while requiring less space.  It’s impossible to say too much about this gorgeous shrub.  Its glossy, red-purple foliage screams out for attention in any setting.  Little Devil’s interior leaves tend more toward green, with red stems adding to the decorative appeal.  In early summer, tiny white flowers appear, each with the slightest, subtle kiss of a pink hue.  Reddish fruit arrives in fall.  As your Little Devil matures, its exfoliating bark lives up to its “ninebark” name for even more color variation in your landscape.  Little Devil Ninebark will grow up to 4 feet in height with a 3-4 foot spread.  It has a upright, rounded form and is easy to maintain.  Little Devil is adaptive to a variety of soils as well as being disease, pest and mildew resistant.  It’s an excellent substitute for the beloved burgundy shades of barberry if you’re in an area of the country where barberry are invasive.  Little Devil Ninebark is long lived, and will provide you with superb service for up to 30 years in ideal conditions.  The refined foliage of Little Devil Ninebark sets it apart in any landscape, but consider its small stature, remarkable color and easy care and you can see why this would be the perfect choice for your home this summer.  * Summer flowers* Pest & disease resistant* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Long lived.

Color Guard Yucca

Color Guard Yucca
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Highly Decorative and Hardy Yucca Variety Color Guard Yucca, Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Gard’, is an ornamental shrub renowned for its variegated foliage. One would look terrific in your rock garden, planted amid your formal perennial beds, or even in a container on your back patio. Your Color Guard Yucca is one of the most decorative Yucca varieties you will ever find! Each long, pointed leaf reaches up-and-out from the mounded center in a dramatic pose of self-assurance. The foliage will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden with its vivid coloring that remains striking in every season. Every individual leaf is bordered by vibrant green in spring and summer, with a central line of bright yellow running down the center. Strong stems will shoot 4-6 feet up from your Color Guard Yucca in mid-summer, holding aloft 3-inch white, floral bells that dangle delicately there for your additional enjoyment…and will certainly delight your hummingbirds as well! As the weather turns colder, your brilliant yellow stripes will transition to a red blush with hints of light pink on the foliage edges. Throughout the year, tiny hair-like frills accent the foliage edges as well, just another decorative addition to add texture to the overall effect. Color Guard Yucca will grow to 2 feet in height with a 2 to 4-foot spread. Color Guard has a clumping form with an upright, rounded nature. It’s an incredibly hardy plant. It manages well with drought, heat, humidity, wind, etc…and even your deer and bunnies will leave it alone. You can grow it in partial shade, but it reaches its full potential in bright sun. The Yucca is such an amazing plant, and Color Guard is one of the best varieties. It has it all—a hardy nature and vibrant color year-round. It’s even allergy free! Overall, Color Guard Yucca is a highly decorative and low maintenance shrub for your yard. You can’t go wrong with a Color Guard Yucca in your yard this year! * Evergreen * Allergy free * Drought, heat and humidity tolerant * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Works well in containers * Deer and rabbit resistant.

Amber Jubilee Ninebark

Amber Jubilee Ninebark
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Medium Shrub with Uniquely Stunning Foliage Amber Jubilee is a medium shrub with uniquely stunning foliage. Plant several for a colorful border or just one to create a focal point in your landscape. They also do well in small urban gardens. Your Amber Jubilee is a new variety of ninebark that was developed for its unique foliage colors. A spring bloom gets the show started with fuzzy-looking, white balls of clustered flowers, each with a peeking yellow center. Butterflies and their pollinators come in to take a look before the flowers fade and the uncommon foliage steps into the forefront. Each leaf has multi-lobed edges that contribute to the textured look and feel of the leaves which attain their unique coloration early in the season. Imagine a shrub in your yard that not only has the usual vibrant greens of a common shrub but also features brilliant oranges and yellows…and maintains that color all season long! When autumn arrives, your Amber Jubilee will transition to a lively reddish-purple for yet another ornamental display. Winter will bring a loss of the spicy colors, but the peeling bark does provide some winter interest. Amber Jubilee has an upright, rounded form and is relatively fast-growing and pest-resistant. It transplants easily, is low maintenance, and will respond well to pruning. Your Amber Jubilee was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and it is certainly a shrub worthy of a queen. Bring a little of its royal brilliance into your yard today. * First Editions® Plants* Outstanding foliage color * Spring flowers * Year-round interest *Hardy.

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia
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A Shrub with Gogeous Cherry Blossoms Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia has a lot to offer.  It’s a hardy, vibrant shrub with 3 season interest, and exquisite flowers.  Each 5-petaled blossom features pink coloring with white margins on the outside of the petal, and a lighter, creamy-pink shade inside.  A closer look reveals a hint of yellow and white from the delicate stamens at the centers.  This gorgeous mix of coloring culminates in a multi-toned appearance on the bell-shaped flowers. The 5/8-inch blossoms gather together in clusters to form short panicles amid the branches from late spring into early summer. Yuki’s 3-inch, dark green leaves provide a handsome backdrop for the cherry blossom-like flowers.  In autumn, those same leaves transition to a lively burgundy for a spicy accent in your autumn landscape. Your Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia, Deutzia x ‘NCDX2’, is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow up to 2 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a multi-stemmed, upright habit and compact nature.  Yuki is low maintenance and easy to grow.  It’s drought tolerant and even deer tend to leave it alone.  In ideal conditions, Yuki Cherry Blossom will self-propagate, so it’s great for a naturalized area. However, even just one would be a radiant presence in your yard from spring through fall. If you love cherry blossoms (and who doesn’t), then Yuki Cherry Blossom is a way to bring that delicate beauty to your home this year (without the need to plant a cherry tree).  Yuki Cherry Blossom is a diminutive shrub that requires very little room, and even less of your time, but still provides a sumptuous display of color. * Spring/summer flowers* Fall interest* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Drought tolerant.