Nature Hills Online Exclusive! Stunning Native Tree Grows From Canada to Deep SouthMany times a gorgeous native plant gets overlooked for a non-native that gets more press. White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus, var. maritimus) is one of those plants. Native to America these beauties are perfect for spots where you might want to plant a Japanese maple (or where your current Japanese maple is suffering).The Fringe Tree grows to 20 feet high in full sun or part shade. It can be trained as single trunked or multi-stemmed, too. This is often the last tree to leaf out in the spring, but when it does it simultaneously covers itself in white spring blooms, and these abundant blooms are impressive! They give the whole tree an appearance of being laced with elaborate white fringe, which is where it gets its name. The pleasantly-fragrant flowers give over to clusters of olive-like fruits which ripen to a dark navy blue in late summer, an event eagerly anticipated by local birds and wildlife.The White Fringe Tree is a deciduous tree, so it drops its leaves in late autumn, but not until they’ve turned a golden-yellow.This is a great non-fussy tree. Plant it in small groups of three or four along a woodland border, a driveway or by a pond. They make great seasonal hedges and yard dividers and excel as specimen trees in your borders. Order your today!* Gorgeous native tree * Show-stopping spring flowers * Japanese Maple alternative.
Late Bloomer with Stunning Fall ColorThe Washington Hawthorne tree is the last of the Hawthornes to bloom and possibly the best of all the ornamental Hawthornes. The new foliage begins a reddish purple color when unfolding and gradually changes to a beautiful deep green. In late spring the Washington Hawthorne will be bursting with clusters of brilliant white flowers. White blooms against the dark emerald, lustrous foliage make this quite a showy tree. The Washington Hawthorne is known for its stunning fall color. Its striking orange, scarlet, and even purple leaves in the fall will make this a showstopper in your yard. In late fall the leaves drop to reveal an abundant crop of glossy, bright red berries that will stay on your tree through the winter, providing a wonderful treat for the songbirds. The Washington Hawthorne is a hardy ornamental tree. It is one of the few Hawthornes that are resistant to fireblight. Plant the Washington Hawthorne anywhere in your yard to add interest to your landscape and enjoy this unique trees year round show. * Late Bloomer * Fall and winter color * Fireblight resistant * Salt tolerant.
A Tree for All Seasons!Amur Chokecherry is a large shrub or medium tree with ornamental qualities. Its smaller size makes it ideal for your patio or side yard. You could also use it as a specimen tree in a visible location where its 4-season interest can be enjoyed.The Amur Chokecherry has a lot to offer year-round. Beginning in spring, dense 3-inch racemes of pristine, white blossoms herald the new season with their fragrance and delicate beauty. The flowers soon transition to small drupes that ripen from red to black in July, and can be used in tasty jams and jellies. 3-inch, oblong leaves of delightful, light green hues fill out the tree in summer, turning to shades of yellow for fall. However, of all the benefits of this remarkable tree, the bark is perhaps the most beloved. Similar to a Birch tree, the Amur Chokecherry’s bark peels to reveal various shades of bronze and orange—a stunning display throughout the year, but especially during the winter months when it infuses color into the barren landscape.Amur Chokecherry will grow to about 25 feet in height with a variable width (depending upon if grown as a shrub or tree). It’s a hardy tree that tolerates some cold, drought and salt conditions. It’s also pest resistance, so you’re less likely to have to spray it. Small mammals and birds love to partake of its fruit, so Chokecherry is even beneficial for your yard’s wildlife.Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur Chokecherry will bring you interest and enjoyment for years to come.* Spring flowers* Fragrant* Decorative bark* Edible fruit* Moderate salt tolerance* Fall interest* Winter interest* Cold tolerant* Pest resistance* Some drought tolerance* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Wildlife interest.
Small Ornamental Tree with Outstanding Winter Interest The Winter King Hawthorn is a small ornamental tree with particular winter interest. It would do well anywhere you’d like an ornamental tree but don’t have much room.The outstanding feature of your Hawthorn is its winter features.The silver-grey bark tends to peel, revealing an inner peachy-copper hue. This is best exposed after the dark green leaves transform to their golden reds in autumn and fall to the ground.The younger branches tend toward a lighter green shade, giving your Hawthorn additional color and contrast.It’s in autumn when you’ll also notice the ½ inch bright red berries. The berries remain through the winter and are a welcome treat for your wildlife.Your Winter King Hawthorn can reach a height of 30 feet with an equal spread. The 2 inch glossy green leaves with serrated edges do a terrific job of filling out the canopy, aiding in the dense growth pattern of your tree.You’ll love the clusters of ¾ inch white flowers that appear, their gentle fragrance a welcome addition to your spring yard.The Winter King Hawthorn is a hardy tree that is relatively small in stature but will still provide you with year-round interest.However, the time it truly shines is in the winter. A Hawthorn in your yard during the winter months has the effect of a silvery-grey tree decorated with dangling red berries.It truly is a “winter king” among trees in the usually barren cold landscape, and a must-have for your yard this year.* Outstanding winter interest * Year-round interest * Great for wildlife * Hardy.
Grow your own almonds and reap the health benefitsThe All-in-one Almond (Prunus dulcis) is native to the Middle East and South Asia. It is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts. It will provide you with the amazing benefits of health-enhancing almonds for years to come. Its versatile nature makes it ideal for your garden location where a pruned, low-growing tree would be aesthetically pleasing. It does best in zones 5-9 where it could reach 14-16 feet, providing an excellent tree to accent your garage or outbuilding. This almond tree is a fast-growing variety that dresses itself in a spectacular flowering spring display. Hundreds of pink, apple blossom-like flowers cover the almond as the warmer weather approaches Throughout the year the almond’s open, spreading canopy will provide a Mediteranian accent to your landscape. Autumn brings a plethora of teardrop shaped nuts, ready for harvesting. Your All in One Almond is a late bloomer, so you won’t have to worry about spring frosts hurting its production. This is a self-pollinating variety that will provide you with a multitude of medium to large sweet almonds as early as September. The All in One Almond also has a rich cultural history. It has been praised for centuries for its many uses for everything from beauty creams to a folk cures. It’s no mystery why almond trees have been highly treasured since ancient times. It is the #1 almond for home orchards. This one will certainly make an outstanding addition to both your life and landscape. * Beautiful Spring Flowers* Compact Trere* Heavy Producer.
Fragrant Lilac Blooms on a Lovely Ornamental Tree!The Tree Form Dwarf Korean Lilac is a dwarf variety of lilac in tree form with single, very fragrant, pale lilac flowers.This Korean Lilac is a beautiful and popular patio shrub that is smothered in stunning panicles of fragrant lilac purple flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It displays dark green foliage that emerges burgundy in spring. Dwarf Korean Lilac has a rounded foliage and can be trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. It is best used as a solitary accent in the garden.Being a relatively low maintenance tree, it should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers.Blooming profusely at an early age, this ornamental plant makes an excellent accent or specimen in the landscape!* Popular accent* Dwarf* Can be a container plant.
Fast Growing Shade Tree With Amazing Spring BloomsRelated to the Royal Empress tree,the Northern Catalpa tree, Catalpa speciosa, is also a fast growing tree with amazing spring blooms. It would be outstanding as a unique, ornamental shade tree. Large, showy white, trumpet-shaped flowers will puit on quite a show in late spring. What a site this tree becomes when the huge white flowers create a stunning contrast against the solid green background of foliage! As an added bonus, the flowers attract hummingbirds!As a member of the Bignonia Family, it is related to Trumpet Vine, Royal Paulownia, and other species of Catalpa, all of which are known for their showy flowers. This deciduous tree is also known as Hardy Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Cigar Tree, and Catawba-Tree. It may reach heights of 70 feet tall and 40 feet wide, making a great shade tree.The huge heart shaped leaves can be as big as 12 inches across! They not only help block the sun on hot summer days, but also makes the chore of raking leaves a lot easier.Farmers introduced Northern Catalpa to Ohio in order to produce large amounts of relatively lightweight timber for fencepost since the wood is very resistant to rotting. Very tolerant of tough conditions, it withstands wet, dry, alkaline soils and hot, dry environments, but prefers moist, deep soil; should be planted in sun or partial shade. For a hardy, fast-growing shade tree with ornamental spring blooms, you can’t go wrong with the Northern Catalpa.* Fast growing shade tree* Hardy* Huge white flowers.