Four-season native likes it wet or dry! Buttonbush is native to the US and is one of those natives that has tons to offer your garden. A new and improved version – Fiber Optics® Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Bailoptics’ PPAF) – takes all that goodness and ups the ante! Fiber Optics’ oval shaped leaves emerge in the spring. Soon after, perfectly round, inch-wide, dove-white flowers bust out all over the bush. Each unusual flower is covered with dozens of round-headed pistils so that they look like pincushions. They are unique and almost Dr. Seussien. They definitely attract the attention of garden visitors, but they also attract the attention of native pollinators. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial insects flock to buttonbush for its nectar and leaves. Dark red-brown fruit follow the flowers and can last through the winter and the seeds that fall are a particular favorite of water birds like ducks and loons.In the summer the foliage is rich and full and looks great in the landscape, providing shelter for birds. In the fall the leaves turn red. The trunks and stems tend to twist and turn with age so it still looks interesting even when the leaves have fallen for the winter.Fiber Optics is not as coarse-leaved as older versions and only grows half the size. This compactness lends itself beautifully to today’s smaller urban gardens.One of the best attributes of Fiber Optics is that it adapts to any soil type with ease, so it goes just about anywhere. It does fine in dry soil on slopes and it absolutely thrives in damp, or even wet, soil. It is often used in wetland restoration along stream or ponds. If you have a spot that is constantly wet or has spring or summer flooding issues, then Fiber Optics Buttonbush is your new go-to!Bring this great native home to your garden today!* Easy care native* Unique white scented flowers* Full sun to light shade* Great in rain gardens or by ponds or streams* Good for smaller gardens* Four-season 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.
This Spring Bloomer Creates a Blanket of Pure White Blooms!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!* Easy to grow* Thrives in full sun.
An Updated ClassicDon’t you love it when something that’s already good gets even better? Pearl Bush has been a garden favorite for generations, but now Snow Day Surprise (Exochorda Snow Day) sets the bar even higher.A spring flower power house, Snow Day Surprise puts on quite a show from April to early summer. The snow-white flowers are large and come on in such profusion you’d think a blizzard had hit your shrub overnight!This spectacular shrub is easy to grow. Full sun, water well and enjoy the compliments. It grows into a compact but broad shrub that fills in blank spaces nicely. It flowers on the previous season’s growth, so prune to shape soon after it flowers and before it sets buds for next year. Use Snow Day Surprise to cover a bank, fill up a border or spill out of a container. It also looks beautiful near the edge of a pond. Wherever it goes it will be a crowd pleaser.We know that you will love Snow Day Surprise. It is a classic in the American garden and we hope that you add some to yours today!* Easy to grow * Large white flowers* Bank stabilizer.
Cute as a Button! This little button bush variety provides the same stellar features as the traditional shrub, but in a dwarf size. The glossy, green foliage appears in spring, each oval leaf with a reddish hue. The coloring of the leaves slowly merges into bronze, adopting a lovely burgundy for autumn. A thrilling treat arrives in summer, when some of the most unusual blooms you will ever see come into flower. The flowers appear as balls covered in tiny, pristine-white blossoms, with protruding, white spokes (tipped in yellow), emanating from the spherical bloom. It’s a one-of-a-kind sight to be sure! Butterflies and bees will flock to your little balls of floral brilliance for their sweet scent, and birds will love the small, red balls that they transition to in late summer. When the excitement of your Sugar Shack has passed for the year, it will still provide some winter interest with its attractive branches and sometimes twisting stems. Your Sugar Shack Button Bush is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a compact nature and rounded habit. Plant your Sugar Shack near a water garden or use as a border in a moist spot (as these lovely shrubs prefer moist conditions). Sugar Shack can also manage some dry conditions, once established. It grows naturally beautiful, but is amenable to pruning if you so desire. Button bushes always provide interesting definition to the landscape, and this dwarf variety makes it possible to bring some of their charm to your home without the need for a lot of space. With so little needed from you, but so much to gain, why not try a Sugar Shack Button Bush this year! * Colorful foliage* Fragrant summer flowers* Fall fruit* Works well in containers.
Dense Evergreen Shrub with Months of Fragrant Blooms!Some floral scents draw you into a garden. Some make you want to come closer for a deeper whiff. Some are engrained in your memory from gardens past. Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) will make you stop dead in your tracks and wonder if you’re in heaven.A cross between gardenia and jasmine wafts from dainty white flowers in early spring and again in late fall. (Zone 7 – 10). Fragrant Tea Olive, is grown for the amazing scent. It isn’t a true olive, so it doesn’t produce edible fruit. It is generally grown because has dense, glossy evergreen leaves and can be pruned into a small tree, a large shrub or a soft hedge.It’s such a beautiful and wonderfully scented shrub that you’d think it would be a diva in the garden, but it’s not. It is disease-resistant, only needs occasional pruning and just wants a sunny spot to be really happy.Whether you order it for its beauty or its fragrance, you will be glad you bought it and wonder why you didn’t order more.* Well behaved and easy care* Luscious scent in fall and spring* Gorgeous glossy, evergreen foliage* Perfect hedge* Hardy and long-lived.