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An Avocado that Laughs at Winter Temps Have you seen the price of avocados in the grocery store these days? Wow! Growing your own avocados can be rewarding AND surprisingly cost effective. But, avocados are tropical fruit so if you are part of the 80% of Americans who don’t live in a semi-tropical climate, you might be challenged to keep an avocado tree alive during the winter. Nature Hills to the rescue! We are now selling the Mexicola Avocado. Mexicola trees are hardy down to 17 degrees, which extends their growing area significantly! Mexicola trees are high fruit producers. They can be harvested starting in September with the harvest lasting all the way through December in some areas. And talk about a harvest…mature trees will have hundreds of fruit on them through the season! The fruit aren’t large, but what they lack in size they more than make up for in taste. Another bonus – the skin is edible! Unlike other avocados, you don’t need to peel the light, thin skin off of a Mexicola to enjoy it. Here’s a tip. Once this tree is established in your yard, slice up an avocado. Squeeze the juice of half a lime on top and add some cracked pepper, garlic salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Trust us, it is heaven on a plate. But you can’t enjoy it if you don’t plant one! Buy yours today. * Specimen tree * Most cold-hardy of the avocados * Delicious, thin-skinned fruit.
Great New Color in a Classic Garden Shrub! It’s always great when a shrub that you know and love gets a new look. The Coral Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’, is a fresh look that will breathe new life into your garden. Still a trusted and hardy garden staple, this new color of Crape Myrtle is decidedly unique. Crape myrtles are often seen in shades of purple, white, red and pink – ranging from hot pink to pale pink and lavender to deep red. This new color strikes a decidedly different note. It’s not red or pink. It is a striking salmon color that is definitely on point for garden color palettes right now.The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is a perfect blend of pink, orange and red, this coral color can be combined in some great combos for your landscape. For a modern look, try it with gray-leaved plants like agave or dusty miller. It really pops with yellows, like coreopsis, or lavenders and pale blues, like salvias and germander. Of course this is a crape myrtle, so you can expect a long-lived shrub that consistently gives you a beautiful full head of deep green leaves and clouds of flowers every year with very little fuss. Trim the branches in late fall or early winter before the flower buds set and you will be treated with a gorgeous show come summer. Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is resistant to most of the pests and diseases that plague older types of crape myrtles, too, which just adds to its usefulness. Be bold and bring this striking color home today! * Dependable garden performer * Striking new color * Faithful summer flowers.
An Apricot Fit for Royalty! Royal Apricot, Prunus armeniaca ‘Blenheim Royal’, is a fruit-bearing tree (with delicious fruit that ripens in June-July). Plant one next to your home to enjoy every moment of your Royal’s development and early harvest. Royal Apricot tree is aptly named. Its sweet, aromatic flesh is packed full of flavor. Its large, oval shape and sun-kissed, yellow skin is accented with a gorgeous, rosy blush. The fruit is terrific fresh from the tree, dried, canned…or any number of ways. The succulent, honeyed flavor has the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a complexity of taste possessed only by the most superior of apricots. In short, Royal Apricot is an apricot fit for royalty! Your Royal Apricot Tree will grow up to 18 feet in height, with a 10 foot spread. It has a rounded nature and is adaptable to a variety of soils. The fruit ripens early and is a healthy presence in your yard as it is full of vitamins A and C. Royal Apricot trees are an extremely popular variety of apricot…and it’s easy to see why. With its lovely appearance, early harvest and the health benefits of having fresh fruit in your yard each summer, you really can’t go wrong with Royal Apricot.* Freestone * Self-fruitful * Good drought tolerance * Adaptive to a variety of soils * 400 hour or less chilling requirement.
Showy and Quick Growing Highlight for Your Garden Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) is one of the most recognized ornamental grasses in today’s garden landscape. You often see these as the centerpiece in pre-planted garden pots in nurseries. They fill in medians in parking lots. They pop up in front of municipal buildings across the country every year. They are so popular with very good reason. Red Fountain Grass is reliable and easy to grow. It is a tough annual that grows and flowers quickly. Red Fountain Grass lives up to its name with a very graceful arching form that waves in the wind and seems almost liquid. It grows beautiful burgundy bottlebrush-type flowers that look so soft you often see people reaching out to touch them. This is a hardy annual that sometimes acts like a perennial, depending on where you live. Some winters it might do fine and just need a prune in early spring to get it to burst back to life. Or it might not. Unless you live in a warm winter area, its best to enjoy this lovely plant as a fast-growing annual show-stopper. The fountain-like form and reddish color play well with almost any other plant in your garden. Plant it where it will get back-lit from the rising or the setting sun and you are in for one of the most satisfying and beautiful treats for the home gardener. Order yours from us today! * Quick growing and very showy * Profusion of soft flowers * Lovely burgundy foliage.
An elegant, upright, house plant Ferns are an elegant plant. They bring a cool, green sophistication to any setting. Kimberly Queen Fern, Nephrolepis obliterata ‘Kimberly Queen’, isn’t as famous as other ferns – Boston or Dallas ferns, for instance – but it deserves to be. It has all of the lovely qualities of the more well-known ferns, but with improvements. This Australian import can grow to three feet high, but the Kimberly Queen Fern tends to stay more tight and compact than other ferns. It also grows upright, not flopping over like a big Boston fern does. This means that you can use it in pots with other plants around its base, because they won’t be blocked under fountain-like leaves. It is not affected by humidity – or the lack thereof – so it excels as a more easy care houseplant than you might be used to with other ferns. It looks great in the back of the border if planted outside, making a lacy backdrop for other perennials through the summer and fall. If you want to dig your Kimberly Queen Fern up and bring her inside for the winter, she will be more than happy to be a nonintrusive house guest. Make sure to water her well, but then let her dry out before watering again. Even though she is far more forgiving than other ferns you’ve had in the past, too much or too little water will stress her out, like all ferns. For a quick touch of elegance, invite Kimberly Queen home today! * Great indoors or out * Shade lover * Tolerant of low or high humidity.
Better than Boxwood When you think of holly, maybe you think of Christmas berries and spiky leaves. Pyramidal Holly, Ilex crenata ‘Bullata 151’, will change that opinion. For starters, the leaves on this Japanese holly aren’t big and spiky, but small and spineless, almost soft to the touch. This plant looks far more like boxwood than holly. As a matter of fact it is a great substitute for boxwood, especially in zones 6 and 7, where it grows faster than boxwood. Pyramidal Holly can grow real big, real fast if you let it. At 10 feet tall a few of these plants shoulder to shoulder make a thick, formal hedge. But, like boxwood, this can be pried and trimmed to any size/shape you want. It naturally grows into a pyramid shape, as its name states, but will happily become whatever shape you want. This evergreen shrub will add great structure to your perennial bed or foundation planting. They are often used to mark entryways. Pyramid Holly looks great in a large pot, too. They will stay dark green and glossy all year long, no matter what the weather. Use Pyramidal Hollies as a backdrop to other evergreens for a great textural contrast. Flowering trees and shrubs really pop in front of a hedge of Pyramid Holly. There is a place in your garden for this fast growing, thick evergreen. Buy some from us today! * Fast growing evergreen * Great boxwood substitute * Super hardy and super easy.
Double the beauty, half the workThis real life Alice-in-Wonderland rose is going to be THE conversation starter in your garden. Thanks to the efforts from the master graftsmen that we work with, we are very proud to offer the extremely unique Two-fer Tree Rose as part of the Nature Hills Nursery rose line.This is the combination of two different roses grafted onto one 36” standard trunk. The result is a double bounty of beautiful blooms in different colors on the same plant!This great tree rose is the blending of two of the best loved and most hardy roses in the world – the classic white Iceberg rose and its beautiful sister, the Burgundy Iceberg rose.The Iceberg roses are universally noted as some of the top performing roses in the world. They have a well-deserved reputation as vigorous growers that are lower-than-low maintenance.These two sisters were chosen because they are perfectly balanced in bloom size and leaf form and they both bust out hundreds of roses throughout the season.Whether you plant these as a focal point in a perennial bed, flanking your front door or in a large patio pot, you won’t be disappointed. The white/burgundy combo floats high over other plantings on a strong trunk and will look great mixed with the other colors in your garden.These are prize garden roses and they will sell out fast, so don’t wait to order!* Two rose types on the same plant * Very vigorous and healthy grower * Super easy care.
Variegated, Hardy Foliage Aztec Grass, Liriope muscari ‘Aztec Grass’, is a hardy, evergreen perennial with ornamental foliage. These would be spectacular planted en masse along a walkway to your front door or in a few containers at poolside. Aztec Grass would also be a great way to add some interest under trees. Your Liriope Aztec Grass is, just as the name implies, a grass-like perennial with a tough nature. You’ll love how its long, thin leaves grow up and out for some texture and definition in your landscape. Each blade-like leaf features medium-green coloring with grey-tinted, silver variegation. Summer brings the addition of petite, lavender blooms…but the show-stealer is really the reliable foliage with its one-of-a-kind color and texture. Aztec Grass will grow up to 15 inches tall with an equal spread. It has a dense, clumping nature and is adaptable to a variety of soils. Aztec Grass is disease and pest resistant as well as being a generally hardy plant overall. This is one ornamental you can plant and forget! Variegated foliage is always an interesting feature to add to your garden, and Aztec Grass provides that color for your yard, as well as fine texture that is sure to draw the eye. Why not plant a few this year! * Ornamental foliage * Summer flower * Evergreen * Works well in containers * Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Early-Ripening, Hardy Blueberry Becky Blue Blueberry, Vaccinium ashei ‘Becky Blue’ is a rabbiteye selection blueberry bush, so named for the berries which turn pink before assuming their typical blue color. Plant a few of these for a vibrant hedge that will provide the bonus of succulent summer fruit. You can also plant just one as a lively focal point in your front yard. Becki Blue can even be grown as a container plant on your back patio. Your Becky Blue Blueberry is sure to excite you each year when its white and pink flowers appear, an early harbinger of the delectable harvest to come. The blueberries ripen mid-spring to early summer, their large, light blue color a lovely contrast against the vibrant, green foliage. Fall brings another showy picture when the green leaves transition to a lively orange/red hue. Becky Blue Blueberries will grow up to 10 feet high with an equal spread. It has an upright nature and spreading habit. It’s best to grow more than one variety (for cross-pollination), for an optimal harvest. Becky Blue is a rabbiteye type of blueberry bush which means that it tends to be a bit sweeter and hardier than other types, as well as freezing better than some other varieties. They also seem to have greater disease resistance and remain productive for more years. Blueberries are always a fun and useful plant for the home landscape. Becky Blue Blueberry is as lovely and productive as you could hope for in a blueberry bush, and sure to be an enjoyable, and delicious, addition to your home this year. * Delicious, healthy fruit * Works in containers * Fall interest * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Heat and drought tolerant * Disease and pest resistant.
Gorgeous Groundcover Gardenia Radicans Variegated Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans Variegata’, is a broadleaf evergreen with ornamental features. Plant a few for a delightful border, or place one in a hanging basket on your porch. These are lovely as container plants and are easily taken indoors for winter (if you live in a cold climate area). This groundcover variety of Gardenia will knock your socks off with its diminutive nature, petite flowers and engaging elegance. Although the white, summer blooms are small (1-inch), they possess a huge amount of fragrance! Likewise, the oval-shaped, gray-tinted green leaves are modest in size, but their white trim creates a stand-out impression in any garden setting. The leaves on the Radicans Variegated Gardenia generally appear in groups of 3, with a low-growing, horizontal branching. This spreading affect creates an elegant statement in flower boxes or along retaining walls where Radican Variegated is able to cascade over the edges. Radicans Variegated Gardenia will grow up to 2 feet in height with a 4 foot spread. It doesn’t require any pruning, but won’t mind if you do a little shaping to match your needs. Radican Variegated Gardenia also does well as a houseplant.Many people love Gardenias, but if you’d like to try one with a bit of a unique twist, then Radicans Variegated Gardenia is for you. With its adorable flowers, stunning fragrance and colorful foliage, Radicans Variegated is a groundcover unlike any other you’ve ever seen! * Colorful flowers * Fragrant * Evergreen * Wildlife interest * Great for containers * Moderate drought tolerance * Adapts to a variety of soils.
A ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Tree Rose for your HomeOur Drop Dead Red Rose, Rosa “WEKcharlie’, is the tree form of the popular floribunda rose variety. It would look fantastic on your front porch and be a magnificent addition to your rose or perennial garden.Drop Dead Red Rose Tree is so spectacular it should be in a class by itself! Its velvety-red, double blooms repeat all summer long and into early fall. Each medium/large blossom features a 25-30 petal count of deep red color that’s so resilient it remains true right until the end.The roses appear singly or in clusters, their sweet fragrance a lure to both pollinators and garden guests alike. Bring a few inside to enjoy their subtle fragrance day and night, as they make an exceptional cut flower as well. This remarkable rose variety grows on a 24-inch trunk. Its glossy, dark green foliage provides a lovely backdrop for the prolific and durable blossoms that can even withstand rain.Drop Dead Red Rose Tree has good disease resistance, is adaptive to a variety of soils and can live up to 30 years in optimal conditions. It’s even urban-tolerant, so would serve as a beautiful accent on an apartment balcony. Drop Dead Red Tree is a terrific investment for any rose lover, and this tree form is especially impressive. A repeat-blooming, long-lived floribunda in tree form with jaw-dropping red roses–Drop Dead Red is certainly a one-of-a-kind, must-have garden choice!* Prolific, long-lasting roses * Rose color doesn’t fade * Decorative tree form * Fragrant * Good disease resistance * Long-lived * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Urban tolerant.
Cracklin’ Rose Color Neil Diamod Rose is a hybrid tea rose with bi-color blooms. One would look fantastic in your rose garden this year, or plant a few in your perennial bed to spice up its surroundings. Your Neil Diamond Rose will astound you with its summer bloom of raspberry-speckled, white blossoms. Each magnificent, 5-inch bloom has a petal count of up to 50 and emits a classic, sweet scent that is intense enough to call to you from across your yard. The glossy, green foliage provides an elegant background for the colorful blooms, further enhancing the overall effect. Neil Diamond Rose grows up to 5 feet in height and has an upright nature. It’s a vigorous grower that prefers full sun but can handle a little shade. It’s disease resistant and relatively easy to grow. If you’re looking for something a bit different in a hybrid tea rose, then look no further. Neil Diamond Rose, with its unique coloring and interesting name, is sure to provide an eye-catching picture in your summer garden this year. * Bi-colored roses * Fragrant * Powdery Mildew resistant * Great cut flower * Rust resistant.
A Downton Abby® Gem Anna’s Promise Rose, Rosa ‘WEKdoofat’, is a graniflora rose with uniquely-colored blooms. Plant one in your rose garden for a showy, conversation-starter. You could also place one near your patio where you’re sure to enjoy its lovely fragrance as you lounge in the afternoons. Your Anna’s Promise Rose is the first in the Downton Abbey® series of roses. It’s glossy, dark green foliage highlights the strong stems that hold aloft some of the prettiest roses you’ll ever see. Resplendent in unique blends of tan and pink with a copper reverse, the 3 to 4-inch blooms will present a full and lush appearance in your summer garden with their petal count of nearly 35. The unusual color of Anna’s Promise Rose is accented by its lovely fragrance, a sweetly citrus scent that’s a delight to experience. Anna’s Promise Roses will reach a height of 6 feet. It has an upright habit and is generally easy to grow. It has good disease resistance and you can count on it to perform well year-after-year. With so many gorgeous roses on the market today, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Anna’s Promise Rose is a good choice in a rose that will prolifically bloom for you year after year, and with a unique coloring that you’ll not find elsewhere. * Unique color in a rose * Fragrant * Strong stems * Wildlife interest * Prolific bloomer * Good disease resistance * Great cut flower.
Fast Growing, Compact Weeping CherryThe Pink Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry is a small ornamental tree with a big show. One or two in your front yard is sure to grab attention. They also do well in containers around your patio or deck. This graceful tree will be one of the first trees to bloom each spring. Butterflies & hummingbirds won’t be able to resist the weeping branches completely covered in dazzling pink blossoms. The gently cascading branches will then transform with stunning glossy green leaves. The dark green will accentuate the weeping nature of this tree.In the fall, the leaves put on a show with dazzling gold & orange colors. Even in winter, the weeping branches swaying will add interest to your landscape.Your Pink Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry is also easy to grow! It is disease & pest resistant. It is also cold hardy, making this weeping cherry very popular with landscapers & homeowners.Maturing to a height of about 8 feet, this compact, fast-growing weeping cherry is small enough to fit nicely into almost any spot in your yard. It is also great in containers on your patio, deck or near your front entryway. Order now and start enjoying the year round beauty this tree offers.* Stunning Pink Blooms * Glossy Green Leaves * Amazing Fall Color * Fast Growing * Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds.