Evergreen that is just the right size! False Cypress Pinpoint Blue is one of those foundational plants that should be in everyone’s garden. It is a beautiful structural plant that adds visual interest and stately “bones” to the landscape. They are low-to-no maintenance and only get 15-20 feet tall, so they fit just about anywhere.New Pinpoint Blue has feathery blue-green foliage that shines all year in the garden. The soft needles grow in hypnotic whorls all along the stems creating a “whipped-cream” look. Use Pinpoint Blue as a stately border plant or as a punctuation mark in a foundation planting. They add instant vertical interest wherever you plant them. They are soft to look at and just as soft to touch. They are great companions to almost any other plant in your garden, too. A true evergreen, Pinpoint Blue adds year-round interest to your landscape. They look just as good in the middle of the dog-days of summer as they do under a blanket of snow in mid-winter.Their narrow, columnar habit means that they are space-savers and will fit into just about any garden, big, small or otherwise. They fit any architecture style, too, so they are very useful in any setting.Pinpoint Blue is a fantastic garden performer so don’t miss adding this great plant to your garden today!* Evergreen* Blue-green needles* Easy care* Winter interest* Foundation plant* Soft foliage.
Evergreen Fronds at ChristmasThe Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, occurs in both dry and moist wooded slopes, moist banks and ravines.It typically grows in a fountain-like clump to 2′ tall and features leathery, lance-shaped, evergreen fronds. It is green at Christmas time as the common name suggests. The stocking shape of the pinnae also suggests Christmas.Crosiers (young fiddleheads) in spring are silvery and scaled. Sori appear on the undersides of the pinnae only at the ends (last 1/3) of the fronds.Christmas ferns are asymmetrical with a fine texture and have a moderately dense crown. The evergreen fronds provide good winter interest for the landscape.This fern does not spread but the clumps increase in size over time. These plants serve as hosts for butterfly larvae.Christmas ferns enjoy shade and it will not survive in the sun!*Evergreen Foliage*Grows in Clumps and Will Not Spread*Good Shade Plant in Moist Soil.
French Filet beans are delicious, sweet and tender. These are smaller than regular green beans–very thin and tender.They grow as bush type plants, not climbing “pole” beans.Our bean plants are in 4.5″ pots and are seeded with 3-4 seeds per pot.They can be planted in a clump in the ground or in a container without separating them. Each plant will produce several handfuls of beautiful slender beans through the season. Yum!Allow 18 inches in diameter per plant for growing space. The plants will not need support and will be ready to harvest all at the same time.Mature in only 55 days!* Nutritious* Tasty* Easy to grow.
Coneflower with Elegant White BloomsMilkshake is a variety of Echinacea with uncommon, creamy white blooms. These would make excellent border plants or look terrific simply scattered amid your other perennial bed plantings.Milkshake is a plant that is true to its name. This unique variety of Echinacea boasts flowers that possess the creamy hues of a delicious French-vanilla milkshake. They look good enough to eat! Each individual blossom has a double, pompom bloom with an appealing bronze center. The flowers are framed by delicate ray petals, an elegant touch in an already classic perennial. The effect is exquisite, especially when the plant is covered with up to 50 of these captivating blooms for the entire summer…and right up until the first frost.Your Milkshake is a medium size Coneflower, so not quite as tall as the common variety and small enough to fit into some of your tight spaces. Milkshake has strong, sturdy stems that hold the flower heads erect with little effort so you won’t have to worry about staking. It also makes an outstanding cut flower as the blooms are not only hardy, but maintain their color without fading. Left to age, your Milkshake will provide winter interest with its dark cones, and the birds will appreciate the special treat its seed heads provide.A unique Coneflower variety with lovely white blossoms and a hardy nature, the Milkshake is certainly an exceptional plant for your landscape.*Unique white flowers*Long-blooming*Hardy*Wildlife interest.
Blushing-pink Blooms Light Up BLACK Foliage!The Blush Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Diamond Blush’) is a striking new introduction from the Black Diamond line of crape myrtles. Blush makes a fantastic statement wherever you put it in your landscape.It is a winner as a foundation plant but if you want something really different for a fence border or flowering hedge, this really fits the bill. Want to make a statement on your patio? Try it in a large container for an instant eye-catcher.The blushing-pink blooms float against the black foliage. They are dainty ruffled beauties that cover the tree in soft drifts of color. Blush Crape Myrtle blooms spring through fall. Since it only grows to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide it is perfect for smaller gardens. It handles pruning like a champ and can be kept much shorter if you want. It makes a gorgeous 3 foot flowering hedge, especially in the south.Blush is more resistant to powdery mildew than many other crapes, and it is relatively drought tolerant once it is established.This is a simple shrub to grow – beautiful, healthy and a statement piece. Order yours today. * Three seasons of interest * Blush-pink blooms all season * Grows to 10’ tall * Great for smaller gardens.
A Prolific Profusion of Pink for Spring!Fluffy pink flowers blanket this dwarf shrub for a spectacular welcome to the new season, enticing bees and butterflies to flock to its magnificent blooms. You probably won’t see the tiny fruits that develop later, but your birds are sure to take notice. When fall arrives, coppery-yellow tones spice up the landscape for fall. Your Pink Flowering Almond is easy to grow. It is adaptive to a variety of soils, cold hardy to zone 4 and is drought tolerant.Both hardy and delicate at the same time, Pink Flowering Almond really knows how to put on a spring show, and follows it up with so many admirable features, that you won’t want to miss out on its benefits and beauty.* Spring flowers* Summer berries attract wildllife* Fall color.
Columbine Clementine Blue, Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Clementine Blue’ is part of a spectacular new generation of Columbine with flowers resembling a small double flowering Clematis.The bright blue flowers of ‘Clementine Blue’ are fully double and spurless and face upward to greet you in the garden. In late spring and early summer, they produce picture perfect bouquets of flowers just above the mounded foliage.’Clementine Blue’ is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates a wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones; prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade.Remove flowering stems after bloom to encourage additional bloom. Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong attractive foliage appearance. When foliage depreciates, plants may be cut to the ground. Resistant to both deer and rabbits.’Clementine Blue’ performs best when planted in partially shaded areas. It blooms in late spring to early summer and it can be used as a cut flower.Being very hardy, the columbine will likely survive the first light frosts, and then go dormant for the winter. This plant does not require mulching or protection in the winter.Hummingbirds love the showy blooms that are loaded with nectar!* Spurless blooms* Moderate shade* Winter hardy.
Dogwood – Cream Cracker, Cornus alba ‘Cream Cracker’ (PP12830), is a beautiful variegated dogwood shrub with excellent leaf spot resistance. The green leaves have a cream colored variegation on the older leaves, while the young leaves have a golden yellow margin. It displays a flat-topped cluster of small white flowers that bloom from spring until summer. Purplish-red stems are revealed in winter, which is a nice addition of color in the winter garden. Cream Cracker does well in moderate shade and is a slow grower. It prefers moist, well drained soil and tolerates moist to wet soil. Use in naturalizing moist areas or mass plantings. Attracts birds..
Touch of Flame Echinacea Firebird (Coneflower), Echinacea ‘Firebird’, displays stunning red-orange petals that fall below the beautiful dark cones. These beautiful flocks of colored flowers grow on sturdy stems. Firebird produces long lasting flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds; makes gorgeous flower arrangements too!’Firebird’ provides a season-long colorful display of daisy-like flowers and will bring a brilliant display of brilliant red orange colors to a sunny location.Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). ‘Firebird’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance.Coneflowers are used as accent plants or in mixed borders, open woodlands, and mass plantings. This plant is deer resistant.If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well, because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.The flaming red-orange colors of ‘Firebird’ just “pops” wherever planted!*Red Shuttlecock Shape*Extended Blooms on Surdy Stems*Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Birds.
Thick Screen or WindbreakThe Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra, is a densely branched tree producing long dark needles. This evergreen conifer tree thrives in urban locations as well as in windbreaks in more rural settings.It does well in a variety of soils and is very hardy. The spreading branches of a young tree form a pyramidal outline, but at maturity, it sometimes achieves a picturesque flat topped head.This fast growing pine tree makes an attractive Christmas tree when sheared. It will tolerate limestone or acidic soils, dry rocky locations and windy conditions.Austrian pines are good for thick screens or windbreaks. For screen, space 6 feet apart. When placed in a good site it should reach 5 ft. in height in 6-7 years starting with a 2 year old seedling.Great tree for screening because it is dense!* Salt tolerant* Tolerant of urban conditions* 4 to 6 inch long needles.
Hot Color, Great Size Butterfly MagnetIf you want a fool-proof butterfly-attracting garden, Buzz Hot Raspberry Butterfly Bush is the place to start. This new buddleia davidii is taking the garden world by storm. Be the first in your neighborhood to have this beauty.The list of wonderful qualities of this butterfly bush is long. For starters, it is more compact and less gangly than the species so it is the perfect fit for smaller gardens. It’s not a dwarf, though, so it still gives you a good vertical presence – up to 4 feet tall. (This also makes it a perfect plant for larger containers.) The flowers are unforgettable. Long tapering spikes of bright hot raspberry pink florets bloom continuously from spring to fall. They are famously fragrant, to you and to pollinators.Whether you put them in your borders or in pots around your patio, make sure that you place them where you can enjoy their fragrance and the hordes of butterflies they are going to attract!Easy grow and easy care.You get lots of return on very little care with this great shrub. Buzz Hot Raspberry Butterfly Bush will anchor your butterfly garden for years to come, but only if you order yours today!* Smaller than other buddleia* Hot colored flowers* Hardy and carefree once established * Wonderful scent* Attracts butterflies.
Juniper – Golden Pfitzer, Juniperus chinensis ‘Pfitzeriana’, is a fast-growing evergreen that reaches 3′ to 5′ tall and spreading to 15 to 25 feet. It branches from one low point, off a large trunk, with scaly, red-brown bark. Golden Pfitzer’s old growth foliage, and new growth is bright gold, giving the plant its common name. The foliage is pungent when crushed. Grey berries are inconspicuous, less than 1/4 inch, and do not pose a litter problem. This outstanding ornamental can withstand difficult growing conditions in urban areas or at the seashore, so is one of the more widely planted junipers. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Gold Pfitzer likes well-drained soils, but continuous watering is not needed after initial planting..
Hardy Ornamental with Outstanding FruitThe Wonderful Pomegranate is a hardy ornamental with a fabulous fall harvest. One would look lovely in your landscape bed, or plant several as a shrub boarder along the house. The flower of the Wonderful Pomegranate is amount the brightest red flower known to the gardener! Pomegranates grow 10-12 feet tall with an equal spread. They are most often grown as a shrub, but if you prefer a tree they’re simple enough to prune into a desired shape. Many people grow the Pomegranate not for the fruit, but simply for its ornamental appeal. You’ll love how the glossy dark green color of the oval leaves catch the midday sun. The leaves fill out the Pomegranate’s dense rounded shape, lending it an appealing silhouette that would enhance almost any location in your yard. The Wonderful Pomegranate is best placed in the sunniest, warmest part of your yard or orchard for the best fruit, although they will grow and flower in part shade. Spring and fall are special times for your Pomegranate. In the spring the leaves emerge with an uncommon splash of bronze. An abundance of dainty flowers follow, their rare blending of oranges and reds reminiscent of a summer sunset.You’ll be pleased to find that the flowers are hardier than many spring blooms, prolonging your enjoyment into the summer months and encouraging the hummingbirds who love them. Fall brings even more appeal, as yellow leaves and a harvest of the 4-inch, round red fruit proclaim a successful conclusion to the season. The deep red color of the Wonderful Pomegranate means that the pomegranate is ripe. This pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects. Pomegranates have been cultivated since ancient times, and the fruit is increasingly popular for its health benefits. The juice is chocked full of vitamins, antioxidants and other health advantages. Pomegranate has twice the amount of antioxidants found in grape juice, green tea or red wind, and reduces hardening of the arteries. The crimson fruit around each seed has a unique tart-sweet flavor and is popular eaten whole or used as a juice or syrup. Once you’ve tasted a Pomegranate from your very own tree, you’ll never want to be without one again. The attractive foliage, flowers and fruits of the pomegranate, as well as its small stature, makes it an excellent landscaping plant! * Ornamental * Outstanding fruit* Hardy.
Ornamental Flowering Tree with Great Tasting FruitSugar Cane Jujube (sometimes known as a Chinese date) is an introduction from the USDA Research Station in Chico, California as the one with the best for fresh eating. It is a smaller tree that is densely branched and gets to about 12-15’ tall. It can be grown as a lower branched tree to help you harvest the fruit if you like. They do make a barrier plant as they have thorns. Jujube trees are Chinese in origin where the fruit was used in Chinese medicine. The small yellow flowers are typical in June and have the unusual fragrance of grape soda pop. The leaves are dark green and shiny and look like the leaves you might find on your pear tree. Sugar Cane Jujube makes a ton of fruit even on a young tree. They start out green and are edible at that stage eaten fresh are very crispy and super sweet with an interesting syrupy flavor. As the fruits continue to ripen, they turn a beautiful mahogany color and can be eaten at that stage too. They continue to ripen as you leave them on the tree and will darken and sweeten even more. They can be picked as they turn brown and will continue to ripen after being picked, and will wrinkle and eventually dry. Sugar Cane fruit can be used as you would raisins or dates in baked good, preserves or canning. The beauty of this Jujube is that the fruit do not all ripen at the same time, but over a period so you have a chance to use them all if you can. Sugar Cane Jujube is a classic addition to your edible landscape. You can use it as a specimen, or the perfect backdrop to your shrub or perennial border or maybe along the north side of your vegetable garden. Easy to grow in those hot dry areas and the plants are insect and disease free. Once Sugar Cane Jujube is established, they are very drought tolerant. They will produce fruit when planted alone as a specimen, or are very productive in groups too. This Jujube is hardy in zones 6-10. The plants themselves are hardy on zone 5 but in some fall seasons if there is an early cold snap, the fruits may not fully ripen late into fall when they are harvested.Sugar Cane Jujube is not very well known, but it’s certainly a plant you need to include to your edible landscape. Sugar Cane is a great selection for fresh eating, or for allowing them to ripen and shrivel to use as you wish. * A Chinese date great for fresh eating * Simple to grow, and best in full sun * Wildly productive even as young plants * Pest free, and drought tolerant once established.
Delicious FALL fruit!Blackberries, raspberries and their kin are always thought of as summer fruits. They bring their chin-dripping goodness to 4th of July celebrations and summer sorbets and they only fruit for a few weeks. But, come the chill of autumn, they are long gone. Not anymore! Autumn Bliss raspberry delivers its juicy sweetness from August till the first frost.Autumn Bliss is a popular modern raspberry with stout canes that are shorter than average. This means, though, that they don’t need a trellis or support. Talk about easy care! The fruit comes on canes that grow the same year, so every winter, cut Autumn Bliss back to ground level and watch as it shoots up year after year.This variety is very prolific. It is disease and aphid resistant. It produces large deeply flavored berries over a long season that starts in August and runs unabashedly until the first frosts. Autumn Bliss has received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK, which only goes to show how great this plant will be in your own garden.Add a few of the autumn producing vines in with your summer producers for months of delicious berries in your own backyard! Nature Hills only ships healthy, field grown plants. We know that you will love these plants for years to come!* Fresh fruit from August to first frost* Easy care* Great for backyard garden.