An Award-winning Replacement for Japanese MapleBlack Lace Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ P.P.) is a beautiful breakthrough in classic Elderberries. Elderberries are usually grown as large shrubs or small trees. They typically have bright green leaves, white flowers and are specially grown for their black berries which are used to make Elderberry wine and jams. Black Lace turns that vision on its head.Instead of broad green foliage, the intense, dark purple (almost black) foliage of Black Lace is finely cut. This makes it look very similar to an expensive Japanese Maple Tree, with a couple of added benefits. In summer, creamy pink flowers cover the shrub and shine against the deep leaf color. In fall, the flowers give way to edible deep red berries that can be used like typical elderberries, in wines and jams. If you leave them on the plant your garden will be rewarded by the birds that will come to take them off of your hands.Black Lace works in almost any soil except extremely dry ones. It love wet soils and is great in a rain garden setting. It only reaches to 8’ high so it can fit into any garden, but you can prune it to any height you like. It makes a great hedge or foundation plant. Try it as a specimen plant or small tree.Named “best New Plant” of 2006, you can’t go wrong with this great shrub. Nature Hills sells only top quality, strong shrubs that you will enjoy in your garden for years to come.* Dramatic foliage color* Edible fall berries* Summer flowers.
Alcea Sunshine (Hollyhock), Alcea Rosea ‘Sunshine’, produces captivating blossoms that adds a charming appearance to a garden in midsummer. Satiny single blooms, in a bright yellow, are produced on tall, sturdy stems. Sunshine will form the perfect foundation for a background border; will bloom the first year from seed. This hollyhock prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun; drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping. Hollyhocks are a short lived perennial or biennial, but will provide fabulous blooms if planted in an area where the plant will get a minimum of six hours of sun every day. They may need staking if planted in a windy location..
Stunning blooms from morning to night! Just like the colors of the sky at dawn, Sunrise Sunset rose offers a breathtaking blend of colors. The petals are mostly a bright fuchsia-pink color but they mix to an apricot color towards the center of the bloom. The effect is striking!This ever-blooming shrub is diseases resistant with dense foliage that has a slight blue tint to it. This is a spreading shrub that makes a great groundcover in mass plantings. Sunrise Sunset roses will stun in your landscape. Plant it where you can watch its amazing color display all season. Sunrise Sunset rose is the result of modern breeding techniques so that you can enjoy the classic beauty of hybrid tea roses without all of the hard work you remember. We’ve all seen roses that need to be coddled in order to get that elusive ‘one perfect bloom’. That’s not a problem anymore with Sunrise Sunset. These roses are super hardy, give off HUGE flowers and don’t require the challenging spraying and constant care of old fashioned roses. Order your Sunrise Sunset roses from Nature Hills today and enjoy beautiful blooms without all of the hard work! * Red blooms keep coming all season long * Disease resistant * Easy care and hardy to zone 4 .
Compact Forsythia with Superior ColorFiesta Forsythia is a deciduous shrub with variegated foliage. These are great border or foundation plants, but would look especially spectacular planted en mass on a slope or in a naturalized area of your landscape.The unique coloring of the Fiesta is sure to shine in your garden! Its foliage has creamy/gold centers bordered with vibrant green. Each leaf clings to a red stem, which will particularly draw your eye to this Forsythia’s natural beauty. The highly-variegated foliage is certainly enough to recommend this exceptionally lovely Forsythia for your home, but it has even more remarkable features! The spring brings bright yellow, 4-peteled flowers that arrive so early that even the foliage hasn’t yet appeared. It’s also a compact plant, requiring little room and hardy enough to necessitate little care. It’s quite simply a tuff little plant with a lot to offer!Fiesta Forsythia will grow to about 6 feet in height and 5 feet wide. It’s a vigorous grower that’s tolerant of a variety of conditions, including urban settings. There are no serious insect or disease issues to be concerned with and even deer tend to leave it alone.There are several Forsythia varieties to choose from, but for a hardy plant that remains small and compact, while still offering superior color, Fiesta Forsythia is certainly a fine choice.* Variegated foliage * Spring flowers * Compact .
A small space wonder! Polaris Blueberry is the perfect blueberry for your small garden. (It performs great in your big garden, too!) Polaris has a tight form, produces fruit like it was going out of style and on top of all that great performance it has a super sweet berry taste!Polaris is known as a ‘half-high’ type of blueberry. It shares the dense foliage and small stature of the lowbush types of berry and the fruit size and larger yields of the highbush selections. This means that you get a plant that will cover itself with fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers in early May and with medium sized, powder blue, aromatic, extremely sweet tasting fruit in late July and early August.Polaris is an extremely low-maintenance shrub. It does great in containers and small spaces and needs very little care. It even rewards you with amazing red-orange fall foliage.If you’ve thought that you could never grow blueberries or that you don’t have the space for them, then Polaris is definitely for you! Imagine picking your own sweet berries from your backyard or porch. Polaris is a great fruit native to the Americas that handles the cold of zones 3-8 without missing a beat.Don’t waste your time with inferior blueberries. Nature Hills delivers only the best and healthiest Polaris shrubs right to your door. Order yours today!* Fresh fruit from your own garden* Super easy care* Great for small gardens.
Iris War Chief, Iris germanica ‘War Chief’, will command attention to that special area of your garden. Its red, non-fading flowers add a pop of color with its yellow beards. Iris ‘War Chief’ has fragrant flowers that stand proud above the foliage. Irises are a great addition to any garden or landscape design, and are also adored by florists as accents in cut floral arrangements. It prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate some afternoon shade. This iris needs plenty of water throughout the season to continue to looks its best. Iris ‘War Chief’ is useful in many ways. Best used around pools, ponds and water gardens, and for mass plantings. It can also be used in difficult banks for preventing erosion. Gather the large blooms for an extraordinary indoor arrangement. Deer resistant..
If good enough for Macy’s… This beautiful rose was selected by Macy’s Department Store to be the official rose for their centennial celebration. Starting off as lemon-yellow buds, they soon open to a creamy white color. You’ll notice a hint of pink as they start to age. New foliage is red-rimmed and ages to a glossy green. This New England Rose Society Award Winner (2002) will be a standout in your garden. It mixes well with any other colors around it and shines as a cut flower, too! Easy Elegance® Macy’s Pride is a gorgeous rose, but don’t let looks deceive you. Because of modern breeding techniques, you can now enjoy the classic beauty of hybrid tea roses without all of the work they used to require. Have you always wanted a rose garden full of blooms for cutting that still has flowers all season long? Macy’s Pride will anchor that garden like a flagship. With both hybrid tea and shrub rose lineage, Macy’s Pride rose has huge flowers over bright green leaves AND it re-blooms all season. It’s hard to put a price on perfection. Keeping Macy’s Pride rose healthy is so easy. All you really need is full sun, steady water and a little bit of TLC. No pruning, chemicals or expensive rose food required.Order your Macy’s Pride roses from Nature Hills today and be ready for a whole new world of rose gardening! * Beautiful white blooms* Superior disease resistance* Easy care and hardy to zone 4.
Smallest Coneflower Produces a Plethora of PinkThe Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’, Echinacea purpurea, also known as Coneflower, is an easy to grow flower that produces beautiful large flowers with deep pink petals and bright orange centers.‘Kim’s Knee High’ is the newest and smallest variety to be added to the Echinacea family. The large, fragrant flowers bloom from July to October, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. It is a must for any perennial gardens.With its dark green foliage, Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ stands 2’ high with a plant spread of 12-23”.For best results, plant in full sun in a well drained area. The large sturdy stems carry the large blossoms from midsummer to fall. The coneflower is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. It is a great choice for cut flowers, and it adds a wilderness look to your garden.‘Kim’s Knee High’, usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance.This coneflower keeps coming all summer on tall plants with excellent branching. It is rabbit and deer resistant.If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. The dried seed heads will provide architectural interest in the winter and feed overwintering birds.‘Kim’s Knee High’, will give you weeks of color and makes a dependable and lovely plant for any sunny garden spot! *Large Fragrant Pink Flowers *Small Square Plant*Blooms Summer Through Fall.
Profusion of Purple Blooms in SummerClematis Galore, Clematis ‘Evipo 032’, is a newly developed clematis and part of “The Festoon Collection”. This new Evison/Poulsen clematis is extremely free flowering from July through September.Bred for excellent disease resistance, this spectacular new cultivar produces countless 3″ flowers that are bright purple with yellow anthers. Clematis Galore needs a supporting structure to grow properly but will also grow over large shrubs, over walls, cover stumps, and make perfect cover ups for unsightly service areas.Clematis Galore is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine.Groom this plant after first flowering by cutting back the top one-third to one-half of some stems. Clematis Galore is a very reliable performer once established; it takes a season or two to get going!The beautiful blooms will absolutely cover this highly adaptable plant!* Profusion of Purple Blooms* Free flowering* Disease resistant* Attracts Hummingbirds .
Ligularia Osiris Café Noir, Ligularia dentata ‘Osiris Café Noir’, emerges in the spring with deep purple-black foliage, morphs to shades of bronze, and then matures to an olive green.‘Osiris Café Noir’ has thick, leathery leaves with serrated edges. The lovely golden flowers appear in late summer above the tall 20” stems. Using it as a focal point, this plant makes a great specimen in a yard, and also looks especially attractive in a container on the patio!Ligularia should be planted in full shade in a well-drained area. It must have moist soil and should never be allowed to dry out. Use Ligularia in group or mass plantings, woodland gardens, or along streams, ponds, pools or bog gardens.‘Osiris Café Noir’ makes an extremely bold statement in the garden, and its best ornamental feature is its leaves. The flowers and leaves make wonderful cut bouquets.‘Osiris Café Noir’ generally retains good color throughout the growing season!* Daisy-like flowers* Outstanding foliage* Dwarf.
Big blueberry fruit on a big blueberry bush!Big is definitely better when it comes to the Brightwell Blueberry bush (Vaccinium ‘Brightwell’). Growing a whopping 10 feet tall, Brightwell has more real estate to provide more berries!Perfect for the home garden, Brightwell gives you loads of large blueberries that are packed full of juicy goodness. Your friends and family will be thrilled to know that you will be picking far more berries than you can use. (So will the birds, who will try to beat you to the bounty, so invest in some good netting!)In regards to Brightwell Blueberry pollination, Brightwell is self-fruiting, so it doesn’t require a pollinator to set fruit, but you will always get bigger yields if you plant it with a friend like Tifblue or Climax.Give Brightwell a sunny spot with good drainage. It’s not as fussy as other blueberry bushes and doesn’t require as much mulching or organic matter as others to be at its best. Easy-care Brightwell is also unaffected by late winter or early spring freezes.Aren’t you already dreaming of all the pies, tarts and fresh blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes you can make from berries you pick in your own backyard? Make those dreams a reality. Order your Brightwell Blueberry bushes today! * Big harvests of big fruit * Grows 10 feet tall * Easy care * Handles frost well.
Large, Distinct Overlapping BloomsThe Dogwood, Cloud 9, Cornus florida ‘Cloud 9’, is a strong grower with light green foliage and provides distinctive, large overlapping petal-like blooms. These showy, white star-like flowers appear in early spring.It has dark green foliage in the summer, and spectacular scarlet red leaves in the fall with glossy red berries that persist into winter. These fruits are also a favorite of many birds as well as squirrels, rabbits and raccoons.Dogwood, Cloud 9 prefers a rich, deep, well-drained soil and is not recommended for heavy, wet soils. Dogwoods are somewhat susceptible to drought, so be sure that sufficient water is provided during dry periods. Grow in full sun to part shade.Cloud 9 is perfect along the wood’s edge, in combination with azaleas and rhododendrons, or as a small, specimen lawn tree.This amazing dogwood will add value to your home’s landscape with its attractive flowers that adds spring color, and its great compact shape. Add this attractive flowering tree to your landscape!* Showy white flowers* Dark green foliage* Grow in full sun to part shade.
Pick Delicious Figs From Your Own Tree!Some people say that figs are an acquired taste. Those people are usually ones who have never tried a Black Mission Fig (Ficus carica ‘Mission’). Once you taste a fresh Black Mission Fig from your own tree, you will wonder why you haven’t been growing these for years!These fruit trees grow well in zones 7 – 10 and are as beautiful as they are prolific. Gently cascading branches crown the small tree and that gets as wide as it does tall. (30ft x 30ft.) It takes pruning well, though, and be kept successfully scaled to your garden size. It even does great in pots! (This means that if you don’t live in a warmer zone, you can still grow it – just bring it inside to a sunny room during the winter.)Black Mission Fig tree care is easy. They generally give you two harvests a year – spring and fall – and don’t require a lot of fuss to keep them looking and performing their best.Whether you like dried Black Mission Figs or growing your own organic Black Mission Figs, you will enjoy all of the Black Mission Figs benefits.* Tons of fruit* Two harvests – fall and spring* Easy care* Does well in pots* Hardy and long-lived.
Spikes of Red and YellowKniphofia Fire Dance, Kniphofia hirsuta ‘Fire Dance’, creates a glow that will last from early through late summer. This variety, developed by Jelitto Seeds, is only 20″ tall and wide, making it the perfect size for small spaces and containers.Coral red and yellow flower spikes grow atop a thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. ‘Fire Dance’ is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in the genus. Though small in stature, ‘Fire Dance’ is very cold hardy and easily grown in average and compost-enriched garden soils.Drought resistant, low-growing, this fiery plant could be used in the rock garden or the front of the border. The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies.If you have a city garden and space is an issue, this Red Hot Poker is perfect. It is a bright and charming plant, and the flowers contrast with the blue green foliage which is low growing and arched.* Spikes of Red and Yellow Flowers* Cold Hardy* Compact Plant.
Stokes Aster Purple Pixie, Stokesia ‘Purple Pixie’ PPAF, is the first ever dwarf Stoke’s aster!At less than 1′ tall, this little cutie makes neat and tidy mounds that are perfect for the front of the border.In mid-summer, Stokesia ‘Purple Pixie’ explodes into color with dozens of large violet-blue flowers followed by sporadic rebloom in the fall.’Purple Pixie’ will do best in a full sun area with morning shade and well-drained soil. It should not stay wet while in dormancy. Stoke’s Aster is not particular about soil types but they do need to be kept watered. Heavy, wet, always damp soils will cause the crowns to rot. Soils must be well-drained.Use this plant for summer color in beds, borders, or containers. It produces excellent cut flowers.To increase bloom time, deadhead after the first initial flowering. Plants can be cut back to basal foliage after they finish blooming.* Attracts Butterflies* Deer Resistant* Rabbit Resistant.