Popular Ornamental Shrub with 4-Season Interest Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’, is an ornamental shrub with wonderfully fragrant blooms. Plant one for a gorgeous foundation plant in your front yard, or use several in your side yard. They naturalize well and are sure to provide an elegant appearance in those less-civilized areas of your landscape. Your Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire will wow you with its 6-inch long, dense clusters of white blossoms in June (when many other plants are just getting started). The fragrant beauties last well into summer and are sure to call you in for a closer look…just as it will your hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The flowers reach up above the bright green foliage before gently cascading down for an elegant appearance in your landscape. The oblong leaves transition to a delightful red for fall and often hang on into winter to extend the show. Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire will grow to about 5 feet in height with a 6-foot spread. It’s an upright shrub with a rounded form and an open nature. This Sweetspire won’t require a lot of time from you to achieve its naturally beautiful appearance, and is hardy enough to thrive regardless of minor inconveniences. It even naturalizes well. Sweetspire has long been a popular ornamental shrub among gardeners, and Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire has clusters almost twice as long as other cultivars! It’s sure to bring a smile to your face this year when you witness first-hand all that it has to offer for your yard. * Summer flowers * Fragrant * Hardy * Wildlife interest.
Prolific, Early-Ripening BlueberryDuke Blueberry is a northern highbush blueberry that produces exceptional fruit. It’s such a prolific producer that the branches often droop, so planting one where you have a trellis would work well. These also make a decorative hedge that can’t be beat!Blueberries are considered a beautiful, productive plant with spring flowering against dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer and fiery orange/red foliage for autumn color…and Duke is no exception.Your Duke Blueberry produces blooms late but ripens early, protecting blossoms from late frosts. The spring flowers arrive white with a pink hue. The delicate, bell-shape blossoms present an elegant contrast against the green, leathery foliage. Yellow-orange leaves in autumn round out the ornamental nature of this remarkable blueberry bush.Duke Blueberry is a heavy, consistent producer you can count on to provide you with delicious fruit every year. The medium to large berries are very firm and retain their fresh quality longer than other varieties, so you can easily store some or share a few with friends and neighbors. Duke is particularly renown for its superb berry with a mildly tart flavor.Your Duke Blueberry will grow to 6 feet in height with an 8 foot spread. It has an upright growth habit, and is stem blight as well as deer resistant. Plant your Duke Blueberry in a full sun location in your yard where there are acid soils for best performance.Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. So planting a blueberry bush is an investment in not only beauty, but health as well. Duke Blueberry is a great bush to start with for a hardy, easy-to-care-for plant that can be counted on for great performance.* Exceptional fruit* Spring flowers* Fall color* Hardy.
Popular, Heat-Tolerant Plum TreeSanta Rosa Plum tree is a deciduous, fruit-bearing tree with a lovely and delicious harvest. Plant one in the front yard where your friends and neighbors can share in the beauty of its blooms and gorgeous fruit.Lovely pink and white blossoms set the stage in spring for your Santa Rosa Plum Tree’s delectable harvest in late July/August. The red-hued, purple skin of these lovely plums conceals a layer of red blush, then sweet, yellow flesh surrounding the center pit. The medium/large slightly firm fruits are perfect for canning, freezing, cooking, drying…or of course eating right off the tree. Santa Rosa’s flavor is sweet with a slight tangy edge, perfect for a variety of uses. Santa Rosa Plum Tree grows 15-25 feet in height. It’s a relatively hardy tree, adaptable to a variety of soils and heat tolerant. It’s even self-fruitful, so you don’t need to have more than one to enjoy a healthy harvest.Santa Rosa is an old favorite among plum lovers and still one of the most often grown. A pretty tree, especially in spring and late summer, Santa Rosa a great investment in something that is both useful and beautiful.* Delicious fruit * Spring flowers * Vigorous * Heat tolerant * Hardy * Self-fertile * Adaptable to a variety of soils.
Pink Peppermint in SummerClematis Sugar Candy, Clematis ‘Evione’, provides beautiful, rich colors to your landscape as it climbs on posts or fences, clambers through shrubs and trees, or scales a lovely trellis.Clematis Sugar Candy creates beautiful colors, extravagance of blooms that are 6-7”, and a graceful habit! The pinkish mauve pointed petals have a darker center bar and contrasting yellow anthers with pinkish grey filaments.Sugar Candy Clematis is free flowering in late spring through early summer and again in late summer.Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems.Sugar Candy Clematis is easy to grow with a rich, porous, alkaline soil that has plenty of room for the roots to spreadBest 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.Clematis Sugar Candy is a reliable performer once established; it takes a season or two to get going.Let this clematis add beautiful and rich colors to your yard as it clambers over your established shrubs or fences! * Large 7″ Pink Striped Blooms* Blooms Twice in Summer* Loves the Sun* Attracts Hummingbirds Pruning & Training Clematis.
Easy to Grow Grass with Bamboo-like FoliageNorthern Sea Oats Grass, Chasmanthium latifolium, is upright and arching. It may also be known as Wild oats or Spangle grass. It is treasured for its showy, dropping flowers and slender, bamboo-like foliage that changes from green, to copper, to rich brown. During the summer season the flowerheads shimmer and dance in the wind. Very attractive!Norther Sea Oats Grass is easy to grow in full sun or in the shade. The soil needs to be well-drained. Prune the grassy leaves down to the ground in early spring before new growth begins.It self-sows freely so deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. Magnificent for winter contrast, it flourishes in containers or even in a shady, damp site — including coastal areas.Northern Sea Oats Grass is pest and disease free and it is drought tolerant when it is established. Birds love the seeds!Use this plant in beds, cut flowers, borders, for fall color, and as an ornamental.* Shade grass!* Bamboo like foliage that changes color* Winter interest.
A Classic Holly Made Even Better! Do you want to add some nice structural shape to your foundation plantings? Or does your perennial bed need some strong, thick, shrubby height to make it really pop this year? Then Oakland Holly, Illex hybrid ‘Magland’, is the plant that you are looking for. The Oakland Holly is a beautiful plant that is kin to the world renowned Oak Leaf Holly. It has all of the best characteristics of this standard – it stays beautifully green all year round; it grows quickly to form a thick, impenetrable hedge; and it has classic deep red berries in the fall. Its leaves are instantly recognizable, shaped like serrated oak leaves, with multiple spines. What makes Oakland Holly better is that is quickly grows into – and stays in – the very desirable pyramid shape that other hollies are so often pruned to by landscapers. Use this great shrub as a foundation hedge to frame the garage or front door. Grow several side-by-side for a protective boundary hedge. The spines make it an excellent deterrent. Oakland Hollies can grow to 15 to 20 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide very quickly. This makes it an excellent screen. It takes shearing very well and can be kept at any height you wish, but with its classic shape no pruning is needed. If you need a quick growing shrub that stay green year round, then you’ve found your plant. Order several Oakland Hollies to complete your foundation planting today! * Tough evergreen * Sun or shade * Classic pyramid shape* Red berries in late winter .
Spring Classic that Blooms All Summer and Fall Too! If you love the springtime blooms of azaleas, then you are going to triply love the Bloom-a-thon Lavender Azalea, Rhododendron ‘RLH14P19’. Why? Because Bloom-a-thon blooms once in spring, then again in summer and then all the way through the fall. Three full seasons of blooms! Introduced in 2012, the Bloom-a-thon Lavender Azalea will bloom with all of its sister azaleas for 4-6 weeks in April/May. Then after a little rest (and maybe a quick trim) it will re-bloom for 12-16 weeks through the summer and fall, right up until frost. The flowers are the classic southern purple that you love in azaleas and they smother the bush in color. These evergreens are perfect as hedges because they don’t grow too large and burst with color most of the year. Bloom-a-thon Lavendar Azalea leaves stay green all year, so they are excellent foundation shrubs and make sheer walls of color when planted in masses. Purple Azaleas make a great container plant, too. Bloom-a-thon Lavender takes more sun than most other azaleas, so leaf scorch isn’t as much of a problem. Azaleas are long-lived staples in the garden. They add instant southern charm to your yard and are very easy-going once established. You don’t need to coddle these beauties. Bloom-a-thon Lavender will transform the way you think of azaleas. Add a few to your home landscape today! * Re-blooming * Sun tolerant * Evergreen* Disease resistant* Heat Tolerant .
Hardy Pear with Unique Flavor Pineapple Pear Tree, Pyrus communis ‘Pineapple’, is a fruit bearing tree with a hardy nature and superior attributes. Plant one in a location where it will have at least 6 hours of full sun each day. Your Pineapple Pear Tree is an all-around great choice for a pear tree that is pretty, provides a terrific harvest and is easy to grow. It can stand up to a lot of challenges and still put on a good show. Pineapple Pear not only creates a magical spring display of delicate, white flowers from early to late spring but maintains a vibrant, green appearance throughout the summer months. When July rolls around, your Pineapple Pear tree begins to offer up some of its sumptuous fruit, providing you with a harvest from July to August. Each large pear possess’ green coloring with russet overtones and a slight, scarlet blush. Pineapple Pear is a hard pear, with crisp flesh that is well suited to preserves, pear butter or tasty right off the tree. The flesh has a grainier nature than some, with a flavor that has been described as tangy with hints of pineapple and apple. It’s a unique pear to be sure, and one that will certainly have you planting more trees in order to increase your yield. Pineapple Pear Tree will grow up to 25 feet in height with a 20 foot spread. Some people use pear trees for ornamental purposes only, but even though Pineapple Pear is considered self-fruitful, you will want to have two varieties to encourage an optimal harvest. If you’re a pear-lover, or just think pear trees are pretty, Pineapple Pear is a wonderful choice for both beginning gardener and expert. It provides the ornamental features of a pear tree in a hardy variety of tree (that some say is so easy to care for that it’s hard to kill), with a fruit that is unique among pears in flavor. Try a Pineapple Pear tree today and you’ll soon see why it’s such a popular variety. * Uniquely flavored fruit * Spring flowers * Hardy * Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Superior Azalea with Year-round InterestThe Bloom-A-Thon Pink Double Azalea, Rhododendron x ‘RLH12P8’, is part of the poplar Bloom-A-Thon™ series of azaleas.Known for being evergreen, disease resistant, and re-blooming, the Bloom-A-Thon Pink Double Azalea is sure to bring a wow factor to your garden or landscape.Not only will you enjoy the striking pink double flowers that will appear in April, you will get to enjoy them again, starting in early July. Amazingly, this Bloom-A-Thon azalea continues blooming through fall until hard frost truly gives you a “bloom-a-thon!”This new line of shrubs is superior to other, weaker varieties of azaleas. The improvements will be obvious as they are very easy growing, disease resistant, maintain excellent color year-round, and are strong growing plants with lots of large blooms.Bloom-A-Thon Pink Double Azaleas have a glossy dense, bushy and vigorous growth habit; perfect for mass plantings, mixed borders, containers, foundation plantings or as specimen plants.It is best to prune to shape and fertilize after the first major spring bloom. These plants are twice as nice as other azaleas because you don’t just have a week or two of beautifully colored flowers, but rather stunning blooms for up to five months!* Year-around interest* Evergreen* Easy to care for.
One of the Most Beautiful Ferns AvailableEasily one of the most beautiful ferns for your shady and wet garden spots, Ostrich Fern (MATTEUCCIA struthiopteris) is a must have. The fronds unfurl into a beautiful vase shape that really does look like an ostrich’s tail feathers.Lustrous, very large dark emerald fronds arch gracefully from the base of the fern. This native gives the tropical feel of a palm but handles cold weather much better (up to zone 3!) Ostrich fern is happiest in a site that is moist, cool and shady. It handles more sun the closer it is to a stream, pond or bog and handles wet feet like a duck.Ostrich fern settles nicely in a woodland setting, but try it in a modern or contemporary landscape, too. It really sings when planted in masses.Interestingly, we’re told by friends in Vermont that the young fiddleheads are delicious sautéed in a bit of oil, with a taste like asparagus. It’s even the state vegetable in Vermont! If you want a fast growing, beautiful, shade loving fern, then this is the one for you. Order yours today!* Elegant arching fronds* Loves moist shade* Edible fiddleheads .
Add Drama & Height Summr through FallPinky Winky™ Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata ‘DVPpinky’ (PP16,166), has astonishingly large blossoms that grow up to 14″ in length. Each floret has nearly double the petals of other hydrangeas, giving the plant a fuller bodied look.The thick stems support the large blossoms. The flower heads continue to grow throughout the season and as the older flowers turn dark pink the new flowers continue to emerge white. The effect is stunning.This is truly a remarkable plant for the summer and autumn landscape. Used either in the back or middle of a container and is usually a taller item that adds height and drama to the container.Pinky Winky prefers good, loamy soil, but is adaptable to many soils, and moderate moisture is required. It can be easily maintained as a smaller plant or trained into a small tree.This hydrangea blooms on new wood so it can be pruned in the fall or early spring. Pinky Winky is a deciduous shrub with a moderate to fast growth habit which grows 6-8 feet in height and width and prefers full sun.* Large Flowers!* Blooms grow summer to fall* Blooms on new wood Pruning Woody Hydrangeas.
Heat & Cold Tolerant with Months of BloomsHydrangea (Hardy Hydrangea) Little Lime™, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’ PPAF, is a little dwarf-sized long flowering hydrangea that keeps on giving!For such a small plant it is packed with a vigorous growth habit, hardiness, drought tolerance, and thrives in all climates, hot or cold.Developed so you can fit it in any spot in your garden, this easy to grow, widely adaptable and popular Little Lime is not difficult to fit into your landscape plans. It matures to 3′-5′ with an equal spread.It produces huge 8” green flowers that are held atop strong, non-flopping stems. The cut blooms are perfect in floral arrangements or can be dried for long term. Blooming on new wood, this new compact hybrid has flowers that last over 16 weeks in the garden or 3 weeks as cut flowers!Flowering begins in mid-summer and continues through fall. It begins as a pale lime green in mid-summer, then pink, fading to beige in winter, independent of the pH of your soil.Little Lime is a must have plant in your garden!* Large, 8 inch Flower Heads* Months of Blooms* Heat and Cold TolerantPruning Woody Hydrangeas.
Most Popular Hosta with LandscapersThe Hosta Autumn Frost, Hosta ‘Autumn Frost’, is derived from a line of champion hostas. With unbeatable curb appeal, ‘Autumn Frost’ is a low care perennial that is ideal for tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. A showier version of First Frost, ‘Autumn Frost’ has leaves that emerge a frosty blue but have” extra wide” bright yellow margins; then these margins lighten to a creamy white during summer.‘Autumn Frost’ forms a 12″ mound and is a standout in any garden area. Beautiful lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer and attract hummingbirds. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas!A great choice for any beginner gardener! You will be very pleased with the mounding habit, striking foliage, and easy care of ‘Autumn Frost’!* WideYellow Margins on Blue Leaves* Margins Fade Throughout Summer* Lavender Flowers in Summer Keep Your Hosta Collection Healthy.
Easy to Grow, Re-blooming HydrangeaThe Annabelle Hydrangea is an ornamental shrub with outstanding flowers. Plant one near a high traffic area so you don’t miss a moment of this plant’s spectacular blooms.No words can truly describe the sight of a 5 foot tall rounded shrub covered in enormous clusters of flowers that consist of a multitude of tiny white blossoms, gathered together into gigantic bouquets that blanket the Hydrangea in color. It’s a spectacular sight unlike any other, and your Hydrangea will reproduce that spectacle all summer long and year after year.The dark green foliage is a perfect contrast for the pristine white of the flowers, furthering the staggering effect of this vision in floral perfection. It simply has to be seen to be believed! Your Annabelle Hydrangea will grow 3-5 feet with an equal spread and begins to create its stunning blooms in June, which continue for 2 months. As if that’s not enough, your Hydrangea will bloom a second time before the end of the season. You’ll look and hard to find another flowering plant that grows as easily as this Hydrangea, or produces as dazzling a display of flowers through the entire summer.The Annabelle Hydrangea is a low maintenance flowering shrub that is sure to cause gasps of awe every summer. * Huge White Flower Heads * Blooms for Months* Rebloomer .