You have never seen a flower display like this!Here you go… an interesting, unusual, rare, weeping form of a small ornamental tree for your landscape. Once you see Markey’s Pink Parasol® Japanese Snowbell plant, you two will join us in celebrating its beauty. The obvious attraction is the flower display. Clean, crisp and waxy looking flowers hang like bells in profusion from the stems. The display is unbeatable. Even the flower buds are amazing. You have never seen a flower display like this! Incredible flowers blushed with pink and the fragrance is cotton candy. The flowers for Marley’s Pink Parasol open late May into mid-June. There are a lot of beautiful flowering smaller ornamental trees available, but few that can hold a candle to this one.Marley’s Pink Parasol Japanese Snowbell’s beautiful weeping form ends up becoming a piece of sculpture for your yard or garden. It is the best way to present the flowers on the weeping form which hang from the branches beautifully. This is the perfect plant to be used as a specimen in a place of distinction in your yard. A perfect specimen to highlight a berm. An excellent plant to include near your patio planting to enjoy the great form and amazing flower display. They can also be planted in patio pots because of their compact size and amazing flower and form for the perfect specimen to highlight and area that you use a lot.The leaves are more elongated and wider than other Japanese Snowbells. They are dark green and shiny really the perfect background for the flowers to show up best. The leaves and plant is relatively pest free and is a long-lived tree. Marley’s Pink Parasol likes a somewhat protected site with a nice moist soil that has good organic matter and will appreciate mulch on the root zone. Full sun and even part shade. * Incredible hanging bell-like pink blushed flowers* Beautiful weeping form* Shiny green leaves attractive all season long* Long lived and relatively pest free.
The Scaevola Whirlwind™ Blue Fan Flower, Scaevola aemula ‘Whirlwind™ Blue Fan Flower’ (PP17840), a Proven Winner selection, has non-stop flowers, attractive foliage, and better branching than other Scaevola. This new series tolerates a wide range of conditions and endures stress without leaf loss. They have an open, prostrate habit. This ‘Blue Fan Flower’ is a knockout with its dark blue flowers.This new series tolerates a wide range of conditions and endures stress without leaf loss. They have an open, prostrate habit. This ‘Whirlwind™ Blue Fan Flower’ is a knockout with its beautiful blue flowers!‘Whirlwind™ Blue Fan Flower’ is immune to extremes in temperatures and conditions. They are stunning in combination planter or alone; self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary.Apply fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots. This will help ensure the best possible performance!For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial; otherwise it is an annual.* Blue flowers* Prostrate habit* No dead heading Pick your color….
Showy, Fragrant, Cold Hardy Multi-Trunk TreeMany flowering trees do their thing in spring, which can be a little bit of a letdown come June. Just when those early bloomers are fading, though, along comes the Japanese Tree Lilac to fill in the void. It doesn’t just bring a power flower show, either, but a welcome floral perfume for your garden too.The Japanese Tree Lilac can be trained into a large shrub, or allowed to grow taller into a small, multi-trunk tree. Either way it is covered with fragrant, creamy-white panicles of flowers for a long bloom time in the summer. Unlike so many of the spring bloomers, the flowers and leaves are on the tree at the same time. This gives a beautiful and exotic look to your garden.Used often in commercial landscapes and streetscapes, this hardy tree has proven that it can perform exceptionally well in home gardens, especially where summers are cooler. For the best floral display, plant the Japanese Tree Lilac where it will get plenty of sun and you will enjoy its fragrant summer time show.When the tree isn’t in flower and has dropped its leaves for the winter, it still has a neat trick up its sleeve – the Japanese Tree Lilac has textured and striped, cherry tree-like bark that is a show in its own right.Don’t miss out on this great tree in your yard for the summer. The sooner you buy from Nature Hills, the sooner you can enjoy!* Fragrant Creamy White Panicles in Early Summer* Large Shrub or Small Multi-Trunk Tree* Hardy to zone 3Don’t Prune Lilacs During Fall or Early Spring.
Add Brilliant Color to Your LandscapeDouble Play Gold Spirea, Spiraea japonica ‘Yan’, adds a visual interest to your landscape and creates a colorful display.Double Play Gold Spirea is a mildew resistant plant that has brilliant gold foliage. It will hold its color all season long and provides a profusion of beautiful, large bright pink blooms.Why not design an eye-catching grouping or mass planting with the Double Play Gold Spirea to make a bold statement in your garden landscape?Flowers are attractive to butterflies. It has no serious insect or disease problems, and is effective in borders, cottage gardens, foundation plantings, or hedges.The Double Play Gold Spirea prefers average, well drained soils, and pruning is best done after blooming in mid-summer. To promote flowering, remove faded flower clusters (or deadhead).The further north it grows, the more sun required, and the further south the more shade tolerant it will prove.* Eye-catching* Attracts butterflies* Mildew resistant.
Beefmaster Tomato Plant with Huge YieldsThe Tomato Big Beef, ‘Lycopersicon lycopersicum’, is a beefmaster type with twice the yields. Coupled with old-fashioned, rich flavor Big Beef features colossal fruit size and yield, uniformity and a full spectrum of disease resistance. The fruits are globe-shaped and smooth, weighing 8 oz. to 1 pound. It is a indeterminate variety to try in virtually any climate because they adapt easily to different environments. It is excellent for slicing or in salads. This is close to the perfect tomato plant.Tomatoes should be planted outside after the last average frost date. In warm winter/hot summer areas, tomatoes can be planted in early fall for winter harvest. Tomatoes prefer well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Tomatoes need at least 1 inch of water a week. Soak to depth of 6 to 10 inches when watering. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.* Huge tomatoes* Disease resistant* Easy to grow .
Ornamental Interest for Difficult AreasGrey Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Use a few of these for those locations in your yard where you’d like something pretty, but have problematic soils or conditions.Your Gray Dogwood has a lot to recommend it. The twigs are grey, rather than brown, and a lovely contrast to the new growth which begins as red. The 4-inch long, lance-shaped foliage is an elegant grey-hued, green that turns a dusky purple/red for autumn. The late spring flowers appear as clusters of white blossoms that later transition to the fruit. Each berry is supported by a red stem, another decorative accent that is especially attractive in the winter months after the fruit is gone and the red stems remain.Gray Dogwood will grow 10-15 feet tall with an equal spread, but can be pruned to almost any size. It is adaptable to poor soils, heat and drought, but is often seen in moist or rocky locations. Your Gray Dogwood would clearly be an exceptional addition to your yard under almost any conditions. However, it’s especially valuable as a hardy, ornamental shrub for those areas where you need something a little less fussy. Why not fill in those problem areas of your landscape with a Gray Dogwood today, and reap the rewards of a truly exceptional, and hardy, ornamental shrub.* Decorative foliage and twig color * Spring flowers and fall fruit * Hardy * Wildlife interestPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Unusual and Beautiful Color Combo!Coneflowers are native American perennials that have lit up the mid-western prairies for centuries in yellows, browns and purples. More recently breeders have been coaxing out amazing shades of red, orange, lavender and coral. Now there is a truly unique new color and form in this exquisite native flower. Playful Meadow Mama Echinacea is raspberry pink with curled white tips, like berries dipped in cream. The central cone is deep red which makes a surprising and lovely counterpoint to the striking petals. The Meadow Mama series of coneflowers are slightly taller than other Echinacea’s and are super floriferous. They are perfect for mixed borders or massed plantings. Their flower power will amaze you! They excellent for your sunny garden and they make perfect potted plants in your favorite container with your favorite annuals and perennials. Plant plenty to cut and bring inside or share with your neighbors. Not only will you and your neighbors enjoy these beauties every year, but they attract pollinators like…well…bees to honey! It’s simple to add some easy-care color to your borders, beds and containers this year. Buy Playful Meadow Mama today!* Beautiful flowers for many months* Easy-care native* Great cut flower* Attracts pollinators.
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.
The Daisy ‘Shasta’ Leucanthemum ‘Becky Daisy’, leucanthemum superbum, is the longest blooming daisy in the Leucanthemum family!With bright, large, white beautiful flowers held above its dark green foliage, this plant has a height of 3’ and a spread of 18-24”. Being Perennial of the Year in 2003, one can see why.‘Becky Daisy’ blooms from July to September, and if deadheaded, the blooming time will be extended.This daisy should be grown in full sun, but can tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. It will not tolerate excessive moisture or wet soil in the winter.Water ‘Becky Daisy’ plants weekly when rainfall is less than an inch, and remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms.Combine ‘Becky Daisy’ with Veronica “Royal Candles”, Perovskia ‘Russian Sage’ or Scabiosa “Butterfly Blue”. It also is great for formal and informal gardens, as cut flowers, in mass plantings or in the perennial border.This low maintenance perennial is great for first time gardeners. ‘Becky Daisy’ will easily add beauty and sunshine to any sunny spot in your garden!* Easy to grow* Dark green foliage* Long Blooming.
Easy ‘Growing’ Rose with Dazzling ColorEasy Going Rose is a Floribunda variety with stunning yellow flowers. Plant some en masse for an overwhelming display of nature’s brilliance in your yard. Even just one is sure to turn heads as a focal point for your landscape. Your Easy Going rose plant produces large flowers all season long that have such long, strong stems that they’re perfect for bouquets or long-stemmed arrangements. Each cupped, double blossom displays stunning, deep golden color with the slightest bronze hue. These exquisite gems are repeat-bloomers, so will continue to appear in your yard throughout the summer and into autumn. Easy Going has a somewhat bushy habit, with glossy green leaves and a fruity fragrance to accompany the spectacular flowers. It’s sure to be hit with you, your neighbors and the pollinators who will flock to your yard to visit.Easy Going Floribunda Rose will grow to about 5 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. These roses should really be called “easy growing” for their durable nature, disease resistant and easy manner. Every rose-lover is sure to want one of these brightly-colored roses for their garden. Don’t miss out on this terrific opportunity to have one of your own.* Large, bright roses * Repeat bloomer * Fragrant * Disease resistant * Hardy * Great cut flower.
A native grape with big, juicy flavor!If you live in the southeast you are probably already familiar with the deliciousness of wild muscadine grapes. Southland Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia ‘Southland’) brings that great flavor and hardiness from the southern wild to your home garden. This is a classic grape vine that produces clusters of large, deep purple grapes. The fruit is tangy-sweet and juicy. Use it to make great home-made wine, jellies and jams. They are delicious snacks eaten straight out of hand, but try chilling them a few hours in the fridge for an addictive treat!These are fast-growing vines, so use them to provide deep shade on your trellis, gazebo or arbor in no time. The big leaves put on a colorful show in autumn and the peeling bark provides great winter interest. These easy fruit-bearing vines laugh at humidity that will kill other grapes and handle temperature extremes without a fuss.These are native to southeastern states from Delaware to Florida and through Texas and Oklahoma. They are self-fertile, so you only need one, but trust us, you’re going to want more than one!* Big harvests of purple grapes* Huge burst of flavor* Easy care* Handles humidity like a champ.
Flowers the Size of Dinner Plates!Hibiscus Luna Red, Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’, is a wonderfully compact, bushy plant with gigantic 8″ bright burgundy red flowers! It features dinner plate-sized, five-petaled, hollyhock-like flowers! The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. The shorter stature of Hibiscus ‘Luna Red’ makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or large patio containers. Deer resistant!’Luna Red’ grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient; hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring. For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil before the heat of the summer.This hibiscus is suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth!Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and it has the largest flowers of any perennial!* Huge 8″ Burgundy Flowers* 3″ Compact Plant* Attracts Butterflies.
The Torenia Summer Wave® Blue, ‘Torenia hybrid’ (PP10843), a Proven Winners selection, has rich, blue flowers with a violet tint and is a striking groundcover. Torenia hybrids are fast and easy to grow. This heat loving groundcover provides superb color even in the hottest summer months. This Torenia is a foolproof combo plant for pots and window boxes. They mix well with Sutera, Supertunias, and Symphony Osteospermums.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial.Pick your color….
Small olives with BIG flavor! Big is not necessarily better when it comes to Arbosana Olives (Olea europaea ‘Arbosana’). The olives on Arbosona olive trees are smaller sized olives than you’ll find on other olive trees, but they grow in very large clusters. (This means that pound for pound you’ll be pretty even with trees producing bigger fruit.) But don’t let the size of the olives fool you. The highly fragrant fruit is filled with a very intense and impressive flavor that aficionados say has hints of almond and tomato, which sounds like a great appetizer to us!The Arbosona olive trees come from Spain, and today Arbosana is one of the top producers of olive oil in California. If you live in an olive-tree-loving climate (a little chill, a little dry heat, a little fog), you will be thrilled with Arbosana because we hear that you can often begin harvesting your own olives only two years after planting! Arbosona consistently yields the highest quality of fresh eating olives and extra virgin olive oil available to home gardeners.Nothing beats fresh from the garden and Arbosana will provide you and your family with healthful olives and olive oil straight from your own yard. * Big harvests * Very flavorful olives * Easy care * Handles cold better than other olive trees.
A True Dwarf Red-Twigged Dogwood with 4-Season AppealFinally, a dwarf selection of the native Red-Twigged Dogwood to help you utilize it in your landscape in a variety of ways. This winter gem only gets about 4’ high and wide whereas the regular Red Twigged Dogwood gets to 10’ high and wide. The smaller size with all the attributes of the full-size plant makes it much easier to use.Arctic Fire can be used as beautifully as an informal hedge without pruning, perfect for a 3-4’ screen alongside a patio. They can also be used as a backdrop for a perennial border for the perfect winter interest addition (which can sometimes lack substance during the winter). Let’s not forget too, they make great midrange plants in the shrub border. Informal massing for a more natural look doubles as snow fencing at the prairie’s edge.The cut stems are highly desirable because of the deep, dark red stem color during the winter dormancy period. They are used in urns and pots outdoors for winter and holiday decorations adorning your front entrance or in your garden. They are also used in commercial applications in the same way. They can also be cut and used indoors for winter and holiday décor. A classic for decoration and always in style. White flower clusters are a spring bonus on last year’s stems and are also used in flower arrangements. The foliage is dark green and very attractive all season long. The plants are super hardy in zones 3-7. They grow well in full sun and partial shade, but seem to do quite well even in shade. Easy to care for plants do like some additional water during dry spells. Adaptable to most any soils including wet ones, a real bonus for wet areas.If you are cutting the stems for winter decoration, remove the 2-year-old stems down to the ground (in November) so new shoots come up from the base keeping those stems vivid red. Older stems will not exhibit the great color and those should be removed each spring to the ground to keep the plants vigorous and colorful.* Dwarf selection of a native* Brilliant winter color in the landscape* Cut flowers in spring, and cut branches great for winter and Holiday decorations* Deer proof* Sun or shade, and most any soil.