Great for Hanging Baskets & Planters Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue, Torenia Catalina® Midnight Blue PPAF, starts blooming early and blooms through the fall. Midnight Blue is a deep blue color with yellow throated blooms. The unique trailing/mounding habit makes this a great choice for both hanging baskets and planters. Torenia is another choice for part shade locations. Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue is a heat and shade tolerant plant that has a snapdragon-like flower all season. It is low maintenance and dead heading is not necessary. Blooms have shades of periwinkle and deep cobalt blue with a yellow throat, so intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Trailing/mounding habit* Great in hanging baskets & planters* Snapdragon-like flowers* Shade tolerant.
Stunning Spring Color If you want a true “Oh my gosh, what is that and where did you get it?” tree for your landscape, then look no further than the Okame Cherry Tree, Prunus Okame.’ The Okame Cherry tree is one of the earliest of the flowering cherries and it flowers from Canada to Central Florida. In late winter or early spring, well before other trees are waking up, the Okame Cherry puts on a gasp-worthy display of carmine-pink flowers. The flowers bud on the naked stems before the leaves show their faces. Since this tree doesn’t require a long chill period to set the blossoms, it is a good flowering tree for the hot and humid south. It blooms in January in Florida and later the further north you get. The trade-off of a low chill time, though, is that in the south you won’t get the truly amazing fall leaf show that you get in the north. The leaves turn bronze and orange and make the tree as showy in fall as the blossoms make it in the spring. Plant this tree where it can be seen – along an entry drive, in the planter bed in the center of your yard, outside your kitchen window. It grows pretty fast – 1 to 2 feet a year – until it reaches 20 feet tall and does great in any but the wettest soils. We all need a spotlight moment every now and then. The Okame Cherry tree will be that for your yard. Order yours now! * Early Spring Flowers* Specimen Tree* Fall color.
The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle ,Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Pocomoke’, is a true dwarf crape myrtle that was released by the U.S. National Arboretum. Being a unique dwarf-size, multi-stemmed shrub , Pocomoke Crape Myrtle shrubs displays deep rosy pink blooms all through summer, until frost. This drought tolerant shrub is great for small areas, in containers, or it can also be planted in groups to create a low hedge. The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle shrub needs full sun and well drained soil. Allow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. This cold hardy plant has dark green foliage that turns rich bronze-red in fall. The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings and community plantings. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups, and if they are used for hedges, plant them 2 to 3 feet apart. * Dwarf* Drought tolerant* Summer Flowering* Fall Color* Waterwise .
An Updated Classic Don’t you love it when something that’s already good gets even better? Pearl Bush has been a garden favorite for generations, but now Snow Day Surprise (Exochorda Snow Day) sets the bar even higher. A spring flower power house, Snow Day Surprise puts on quite a show from April to early summer. The snow-white flowers are large and come on in such profusion you’d think a blizzard had hit your shrub overnight! This spectacular shrub is easy to grow. Full sun, water well and enjoy the compliments. It grows into a compact but broad shrub that fills in blank spaces nicely. It flowers on the previous season’s growth, so prune to shape soon after it flowers and before it sets buds for next year. Use Snow Day Surprise to cover a bank, fill up a border or spill out of a container. It also looks beautiful near the edge of a pond. Wherever it goes it will be a crowd pleaser. We know that you will love Snow Day Surprise. It is a classic in the American garden and we hope that you add some to yours today! • Easy to grow • Large white flowers • Bank stabilizer.
While Flowers with Superior Fragrance Common White Lilac is an ornamental shrub with stunning flowers of intoxicating fragrance. You could use several to dazzling effect as a hedge, or even plant just one as an individual accent near your patio where you can enjoy its spring show. Your Common White Lilac is well-known and loved by gardeners all over the world for its beauty and fragrance. Its pristine white flowers bloom on long, upright panicles in mid-spring. The dark green, heart-shaped leaves provide an elegant compliment to the clustered blossoms. As if the dazzling spring display weren’t enough, your Common White Lilac will astound you with its fragrance–one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by a plant (and one of its most-beloved features). Common White Lilac will grow to about 10 feet in height with an 8 foot spread. It’s a very hardy shrub, especially for North American gardens as it can withstand severely cold winters. In fact, Common White Lilac actually does best in areas with significant frost in wintertime. It’s also quite tolerant of soil conditions and will even do well in urban environments. Although it has been recreated for perfumes and candles, nothing can compare to the scent of fresh Lilac in your yard and home. Used as cut flowers, or left to decorate your yard, the fragrance is captivating, ensuring the scent of spring for weeks, if not months. Plant one today, or couple one with our Common Purple Lilac for outstanding color contrast. Either way, you won’t want to miss the allure of a Lilac for your landscape. * Gorgeous flowers * Outstanding fragrance * Cold hardy.
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.
Bi-color Blooms Light Up the Shade! Are you looking for something new for your shady borders and beds? Something that will bring color and movement? You need to try Tuff Stuff Red™ Hydrangea. The beautiful semi-double to double florets are a delicious two-tone color and the compact habit is great, both for the front of the border and for your favorite containers. This sweet hydrangea has it all! Tuff Stuff Red™ has definitely earned its name. It has exceptional hardiness – both bud and stem – which keeps it more beautiful for a longer period of time. Deep pink and chartreuse green blooms cover the bush in early summer and re-bloom through fall. (More acidic soils will make the blooms purple/blue.) The bloom clusters form mounds and are held high on the strong stems. The full sized flowers are born on compact plants that make this a very versatile shrub for you landscape. Besides being a great specimen plant it also is perfect for borders, hedges and mixed gardens. Try it in a woodland area or even in a sunny border. You really won’t go wrong adding this beauty to your garden this year! * Three seasons of blooms* Fall color* Great fresh cuts.
Sweet Spring Blooms and Tart Summer Fruit! Nanking Cherry, Prunus tomentosa, has showy white flowers with a pink blush which covers the plant in early spring. This is followed by tasty, edible, bright red fruit, great for jams and jelly. These 1/2 bright red fruit, which ripen in early July, are edible but a little tart for fresh eating. Nanking Cherry is a large wide spreading shrub and can be pruned as a small tree. It grows 8-10 feet in height and 10-15 feet wide. It is a great conservation plant with attractive soft green foliage. The plant works well as a mass planting or informal hedge. Nanking Cherry is native to northern China and is very cold hardy. It requires a good, well-drained soil. Nanking Cherry is fairly drought tolerant and does best in full sun. It needs cross pollination to produce fruit, so purchase 2 Nanking’s to be sure of pollination. * Profusion of White Flowers in Spring* Abundant 1/2 Brilliant Red Fruit* Wide Shrub or Small Tree.
The Calibrachoa Superbells ® Cherry Red, Calibrachoa hybrid ‘USCAL23101’, is a fantastic annual hybrid from Proven Winners. Calibrachoa is very similar to a minature Petunia. This vigorous fast growing plant produces hundreds of vividly colored red flowers that bloom from spring until first frost. Calibrachoa Superbells are easy to grow. Place them in full sun, shade will severely limit the number of flowers. Superbells can be grown in patio pots, window boxes and in beds. Calibrachoa are popular for hanging baskets because of their cascading habit. Superbells are self cleaning, you do not have to pinch off spent flowers. Superbells Calibrachoa is more heat resistant than most of the Calibrachoas. It can take the heat of hot southern summers making it a good replacement for petunias, and they can be perennial in zones 9 and warmer. You can expect hummingbirds to visit your garden when you plant Calibrachoa because they love the large trumpet shaped flowers and it’s good nectar source. * Zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial* Fall Interest* Long Blooming* Heat Tolerant* Rebloomer or Continuous Blooms .
The Most Petite Ninebark Ever There are few shrubs that are easier to grow than Ninebark. This native American shrub adapts to most conditions you can throw at it without batting an eye. Disease resistant, pest resistant and not bothered by woodland critters, it’s hard to find a friendlier shrub for the home gardener. Now add to the growing collection of new Ninebarks the exquisite Tiny Wine Ninebark (Tiny Wine® Physocarpus opulifolius ‘SMPOTW’ PPAF). This is a beautifully small and perfectly formed Ninebark, not the large leggy version you might be used to. This new version of the native shrub is gorgeous in the garden bed and small enough for a container, too. Tiny Wine has almost indescribable flowers – like striped pink and white super-mini clusters of wild roses. The leaves are burgundy-maroon and mildew resistant. Since the plant is so small – only 3-4 feet high – it doesn’t get leggy like bigger ninebarks are prone to do. It doesn’t flop over and keeps itself neat and tidy all season. The stems are a deep russet-brown, and the new foliage is bright bronze, turning to burgundy-maroon. These dark red tones stay throughout summer and fall making this one super showy and unusual shrub for your garden. This is a shrub for year round good looks. Once the blooms in spring and fall have passed and the beautiful leaves have dropped for the winter, the true ninebark nature comes out. The exposed bark of Tiny Wine has a striking peeling appearance that brings interest to the winter garden. This is a true improvement over earlier ninebarks. Add this striking new shrub to your own landscape this season! * Fool proof plant* Naturally tidy* Native* Striking flowers and foliage.
Colorful Foliage and Flowers Sunshine Daydream Abelia is a compact shrub with variegated foliage and lovely flowers. Plant a few for a short, colorful border along your sidewalk, or perhaps just a few in your perennial bed for an enduring splash of color. Your Sunshine Daydream is an Abelia with a more compact nature than some other cultivars but still possessing all the majestic color you’ve come to expect of an Abelia. Like a “daydream” on a summer day resplendent in “sunshine”, Sunshine Daydream presents an elegant mixture of color and texture that seems too beautiful to be real. Beloved most for its colorful foliage, your Sunshine Daydream features glossy leaves of a lively green hue with shades of cream. The green/cream blend sets the stage for the exquisite, rosy edging of each leaf. As if the lovely foliage wasn’t enough, trumpet-shaped, white blooms appear in late spring and persist into fall, slowly transitioning to a rosy hue with the passage of time. The subtle fragrance of the blossoms creates a compelling allure for your yard’s pollinators. In autumn an additional splash of color appears with the foliage transitioning to purple, an engaging picture that blends with the purple stems. Sunshine Daydream is an evergreen shrub that will grow up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a mounded habit and a spreading nature that is more compact than many other Abelia cultivars. Under optimal conditions can live up to 30 years, so it’s even quite long-lived. An Abelia variety that has a lot to offer, Sunshine Daydream Abelia’s colorful foliage is sure to be one of your favorite additions to your yard this year. * Colorful foliage and flowers* Fragrant * Evergreen* Multi-season interest* Deer resistance* Heat and humidity tolerant* Long lived* Three season interest* Works well in containers.
Incredible Late Summer Blooms Do you love hydrangeas but don’t have the space? Silver Dollar Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar) is just what you’re looking for. This small but mighty beauty blooms with full-sized flowers in a more compact form than you’d expect from a hydrangea. The big green leaves fill out in the spring and early summer. Then in mid-summer through fall Silver Dollar covers itself in dense trusses of lacy, creamy-white blooms held upright on strong stems. The whole effect is romantic and nostalgic. Silver Dollar only grows 4’ – 5’ tall and wide making it great for smaller gardens and side yards. It handles light shade as well as sun and fills in quickly each spring. Plant it with azaleas and rhododendrons for flower power all season in dappled shade. It makes a pretty accent plant but really shines in groups of three or more. Silver Dollar makes a great cut flower and dries easily, giving you gorgeous fresh cuts in summer and rich floral displays in fall and winter. Don’t wait to order and definitely order more than one. You will love Silver Dollar in your garden so much you’ll be disappointed if you don’t. * Great in smaller spaces* Huge, full-sized blooms* Excellent dried flowers.
A Favorite Among Hosta Lovers Thought by some to be the very best Hosta variety, Francee Hosta is beloved for its vigorous growth and carefree nature along with its reliable, long-lasting display. In fact, it is often considered the best of the white-edged foliage Hostas. The dark green, heart-shaped leaves are delicately edged in pristine white, with a heavily textured appearance that maintains its coloring well throughout the seasons. Summer brings the addition of tall stems that arise out of the foliage to display racemes of tiny, trumpet-shaped white blossoms that have been lightly dusted with a lavender hue. Francee Hosta is a herbaceous perennial that will grow up to 14 inches in height with a 30-inch spread. It has a low-growing, mounded nature and is adaptable to a variety of soils. It is at home in both shade and part shade, and can even thrive in some sun. Francee is drought tolerant (once established), and although a friend to wildlife, will not be attractive to deer or rabbits. It works well in containers and is even sometimes used in cut flower arrangements. Hostas are usually thought of as requiring shade, but Francee is a variety that can perform well in both shade and sun. If you’ve given up on having a Hosta of your own because your yard has too much sun, think again. With the right balance of sun and shade, Francee may be the Hosta for you this year. * Summer flowers* Sun tolerant* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Deer & rabbit resistant.
The Perfect Blend of Modern and Old Fashioned The Gala Apple Tree (Malus ‘Gala’) produces a delicious snacking apple that is quickly becoming a favorite in grocery stores. It’s an attractive flowering tree with irresistible fruit. You will be delighted when your Gala bursts to life in spring. The beautiful pink buds will open to reveal snowy white flowers, a sure sign that your tree is well on its way to producing fruit. Throughout the summer the Gala apples mature to a bright overall red color, with bold red stripes over a yellow-green background. The fruit is firm, juicy and sweet with a slight tart flavor. The Gala Apple Trees fruit young and ripen early. You can start harvesting your apples as early as August, and continue through the fall. Soon your tree should start producing bushels of apples, plenty to share with family and friends. Although the Gala apple is popular for their large, crisp fruit, they also resist bruising and can be stored up to six months. This means you could be eating fresh, home-grown apples as late as February and March. What a treat for you and your family. For larger harvests we recommend planting your Gala Apple Tree with a pollinator. Good choices for cross pollination would be our Braeburn, McIntosh and Pink Lady apple trees. The Gala Apple Tree is an easy to grow, adaptable tree that matures quickly. The apples are highly coveted for pies and sauces, and the tree itself would be an attractive addition to any yard. * Yellow Green Apple with Red Stripes* Extended Ripening* Stores Up To 6 Months Recommended pollinators: Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious.
Stunning Green Color That Needs 75% Less Water Prestige is the latest release from the University of Nebraska. It outperforms all other varieties of buffalo grass in the southern and southeastern United States. It has exceptional disease and insect resistance. Prestige also has fine soft blades with a stunning green color and grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches. Buffalo grass varieties give up to a 75% reduction in water consumption, therefore saving you money. These varieties thrive on a fraction of the amount of water needed for most turf grasses. With a root system extending several feet into the ground, watering is not needed in most parts of the country. The rest of the country will see a substantial reduction in water usage. In gallons this means about one million gallons of water per acre can be saved by using Legacy, Prestige or UC Verde. An Established Lawn in as Little as 90 Days! You will receive Accelerated Growth Plugs, the economical way to a buffalo grass lawn. Planting is quick and easy. With proper care, you can have an established lawn in as little as 90 days Plugs come as 70 per tray and are grown in greenhouses to ensure quality. We recommend one to four plugs per square foot of lawn depending on how dense you’d like it to be and how quickly you’d like it to fill in. Prestige Buffalo grass Plugs are all sold by the tray. There are 72 plugs in each tray. Buffalo grass is the only turf grass native to the United States and the Prestige will give you thick green, low maintenance lawn. .