D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia

D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia
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A big beauty for a big yard!  D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora DD Blanchard ) is one of the most magnificent yard trees available on the market today. Make sure that when you buy it, you give it pride of place and room to grow!  Even though there are several cultivars of magnolia out there, this is the cream of the crop for size. The D.D. Blanchard magnolia growth rate is fast. The tree will quickly reach a full 50’ high and 35’ wide, so pick your spot wisely!  This strong evergreen has the classic magnolia leaf shape– glossy green on top, fuzzy brown on the bottom – except that the leaves are as big as your face. A branch or two in a big vase makes you look like a professional designer…and that’s without using any of the flowers! A single D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia flower can perfume a whole room. They are big flowers with a big scent to match. Theses creamy white, vase-shaped beauties are as big as a cereal bowl.  Nothing about D.D. Blanchard is little, especially the oohs and aahs you’ll get from your neighbors when you plant this wonderful magnolia in your yard this year!  * Magnificent evergreen* Cold hardy* Fast grower to 50’ tall* Huge scented flowers* Branches are great for floral arrangements.

Minerva Rose of Sharon

Minerva Rose of Sharon
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Long-Blooming, Hardy Hibiscus Minerva Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’ or also known as Minerva Althea, is an ornamental shrub with impressive, long-blooming flowers. Plant one as an accent near a window or door where you’re sure to catch every moment of its impressive display. Minerva would also do well in containers on your back porch. It’s a lovely Hibiscus variety that you won’t want to miss. Your Minerva Rose of Sharon’s hallmark feature is its trumpet-shaped, summer blooms of impressive grace and color. Each sumptuous blossom features delicate lavender petals surrounding a dramatic red throat with a bold yellow stamen. The glossy, dark-green foliage frames the flowers to perfection for a garden display that stands out amid other plantings. Unlike other Hibiscus varieties that put on a show and then retire for the season, Minerva Hibiscus will flower again-and-again for a spectacular display summer and into fall. Minerva Rose of Sharon will grow up to 10 feet in height with a 6-foot spread. It has an upright form and dense growth habit. Minerva adapts to a variety of conditions and is quite hardy. Under ideal conditions you can expect your Minerva Rose of Sharon to live for up to 40 years. With the variety of Hibiscus varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one would work best for you. Minerva Rose of Sharon is one type that will look great in just about any landscape and do so with a repeat of color that is sure to please even the most discerning of gardeners. Try one today! * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Deer resistant * Works well in containers * Urban tolerant * Long bloom period * Vigorous growth * Drought tolerant * Wildlife interest.

Jane Magnolia

Jane Magnolia
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The Glory of the Magnolia for Smaller Spaces The Magnolia is prized for its abundant, long- lasting blooms, fragrance and showy color.  Plant them as a hedge along your house or as a single accent at the edge of a patio planting bed. The Magnolia is an ancient genus with many different varieties.  With the “Jane” you can have all the glory of a Magnolia without the need for extensive space or care.   Imagine this Magnolia planted in front of your home.  8-9 inch tulip-shaped flowers of purple with white centers appear in late spring amid the bare branches.  6 inch leathery, dark-green leaves prepare the Jane for summer.  You may think at this point that your Magnolia is done blooming…but wait.  Throughout the summer your Jane will surprise you with more purple “tulips” here and there throughout the season.   The Jane Magnolia is a hardy plant.  You won’t have to fuss over it in order to enjoy its performance.  Its late-spring bloom further helps it avoid the frost issues that you have to contend with in growing your other spring-flowering plants.  The Jane has a compact, shrub-like appearance, reaching heights of 10-15 feet with a 10 foot spread.  You can prune it to fit a smaller space in your flower bed if you like, or allow it to reach its full potential size in a hedge.  The leaves turn a lovely copper-yellow in the fall.   Magnolia Jane is one of the “little girl” hybrids developed in the 1950s.  It’s not only valued by plant enthusiasts, but also by crafters and some health practitioners.  The flowers, cones and seeds are often used in craft projects, and even the leaves are used in wreathes.  Magnolia extract is thought by some to have many healing benefits, including being used as a stress-reducer.  Absorb the summer-long beauty of this carefree plant and you’ll soon understand why it’s such a sought-after landscape accent. * Beautiful summer-long flowers* Magnolia tree benefits in a smaller space* Hardy.

Little Gem Magnolia

Little Gem Magnolia
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Big Magnolia Flowers on a Petite Magnolia Tree!  Magnolias are those evergreen stalwarts of gardens all over the US. Their big beautiful leaves and massive sweet smelling flowers are always welcome in the landscape. Unfortunately, some gardens aren’t big enough to handle a full-sized magnolia tree. Or you might have a place – a perennial border or evergreen foundation bed – where you’d love the color and flowers of a magnolia, but not the size. Little Gem Magnolia is a shrub-like tree that has all of the great qualities of full-sized magnolia in much less space. Its 8-inch creamy-white flowers even last longer than its bigger cousins. It blooms so early that it will have flowers for almost a full six months! Not to be outdone by the flowers, the leaves, with their glossy green tops and fuzzy brown undersides, are equally as beautiful in cut flowers arrangements as the flowers. Super tough, this tree can handle winters better than most. In the south it will even grow in the winter months! If you have limited planting space, the narrow column shape will fit just about anywhere. Little Gem isn’t a dwarf, though. It can grow to a full 20 feet tall in 7 or 8 years. Little Gem is one of the most commonly grown of all the magnolias, and for good reason. Fit one into your landscape today! * Easy care* Beautiful shape* Full-sized flowers and leaves* Drought tolerant once established.

James Macfarlane Lilac

James Macfarlane Lilac
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Hardy Shrubs with a Delicious Scent The Lilac ‘James Macfarlane’, Syringa presoniae ‘James Macfarlane’, blooms two weeks later than Syringa vulgaris types. The true single pink flowers bloom freely. It is extremely hardy and adaptable, withstanding moisture conditions fatal to vulgaris hybrids. This lilac has an upright shape. James MacFarlane is an elegant, hardy shrub which will make a colorful informal hedge, or can be grown as a specimen shrub or small tree. The large clusters of deliciously scented flowers bloom in May and June and are attractive to butterflies. For best results, lilacs should be grown in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. As with many other lilacs, this lilac will attract hummingbirds and butterflies! * Large Clusters of Pink Blooms* Extremely Hardy and Adaptable* Amazing Scent Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds.

Confederate Star Jasmine

Confederate Star Jasmine
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Perfume for your garden One whiff of Confederate Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, and you are transported to the Deep South where hospitality and sweet tea are in every garden. This vine was named ‘Confederate’ because it does so well in the southern states, but there is a place for this fast grower in any home, whether in the yard or potted inside. Also known as ‘Star Jasmine’ this vine is highly prized for its intoxicating scent. It has been used for generations as the base of many perfumes. The white flowers grow in clusters and are shaped like phlox flowers. They bloom on romantic twining stems in the spring and summer. If you give it good support it can grow to be 20 feet tall. Use Confederate Jasmine to frame porches, accent trellises, or to screen fences or walls. It can also be used as a quick groundcover if you let it sprawl out, rather than train it up. (It will grow 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide naturally.) Indoors it will happily spill over the edges of hanging baskets or climb up a small trellis. Star Jasmine loves the sun or partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Bees and bunnies love this vine, so be aware of where you’re planting it. Trust us – once you inhale the scent of Confederate Jasmine, you will be hooked for life. Order the Star Jasmine for your garden today! * Amazing scent * Easy to grow in sun or partial shade * Use as a climber or a groundcover.

Acadiana Holly

Acadiana Holly
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The Most Beautiful Privacy Screen You’ll Ever See Acadiana Holly, Ilex x ‘Magina’, is an evergreen shrub with an upright form. Plant a few of these for one of the most beautiful privacy screens you’ll ever see. Use just one as a foundation plant that will bring you year-round interest. Your Acadiana Holly foliage has a dramatic appearance with its deeply-serrated leaves and glossy shine. The leaves are truly amazing with new growth taking on a reddish-hue that transitions to a vibrant, deep green with age. The addition of brilliant, red berries in autumn adds to the display, a stand-out in any setting. The berries persist into the winter, a popular draw for your feathered friends, who adore Holly for its winter treat and reliable shelter. Other wild creatures likewise enjoy Holly, so it’s an overall boon for your natural surroundings. Acadiana Holly will grow up to 14 feet in height with an 8-foot spread. It has an upright habit and pyramidal form. Holly is generally very easy to grow, hardy and trouble-free. Acadiana Holly is beloved for its wildlife appeal and ornamental nature as a landscape shrub, as well as in various decorations and crafts. You won’t want to miss out on having one of these exceptional evergreens for your own home this year! * Ornamental foliage * Red berries * Wildlife interest * Hardy * Deer resistant.