Unique Fast Grower with White BarkThere aren’t that many trees with white bark and of the few that there are, even less have the graceful beauty of the Weeping Cut Leaf Birch (Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’). If you want to add motion and romance to your garden, this is the perfect tree.As they mature the pendulous branched begin to droop giving a ‘weeping’ effect.Then, at the slightest breeze, the branches dance and sway animating the entire landscape. It makes you want to grab a blanket, a good book and a picnic basket and sit for a while. Champagne and straw boaters hat completely optional. Even though birch trees are native to North America, weeping birch is native to Europe and New Zealand. We don’t know why this makes them seem even more romantic, but it does. Something about poets and hobbits enjoying the dappled shade of a weeping birch, perhaps. The delicate, finely cut foliage turns a brilliant yellow in the fall. This is a hardy variety that is highly recommended for lawn and park plantings, and once established, it tolerates some heat and dry spells. This Weeping Cut Leaf Birch is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant it against a darker background or green lawn to highlight the pretty pale trunks, which will add interest to the yard. Weeping Cut Leaf is a fast-growing birch tree that is attractive year-round, even throughout the winter, where the denuded braches make a lovely silhouette.Add some romance to your garden this year. Order a Weeping Cut Leaf Birch from us today!* Graceful, weeping habit* Brilliant yellow fall color* Fast growing.
The Carpathian Black Walnut tree, Juglans nigra, ‘Carpathian’, can be planted as a nut bearing landscape tree. Common names for the Carpathian Black Walnut tree are Persian Walnut, English Walnut, Carpathia Walnut and Madeira Nut.This deciduous tree bears nuts that are thin-shelled and easy to open. The tree’s crown is rounded, spreading and open. The best growth and nut production comes when it is placed in deep, dry, light loamy soils; avoid wet or poor subsoil.This selection comes from parent trees in central Michigan where trees crop abundantly although winter temperatures plunge to -34′ F. It is an excellent shade tree that bears excellent thin shell English Walnuts; nuts are thin-shelled, easy to open.This walnut tree will begin to produce nuts in 5 to 7 years if planted on a good site and is cared for; nuts ripen in October. Carpathia Black Walnut trees are self-pollinating but they will normally do better with another neighboring Black Walnut.Carpathia Black Walnut can be planted as a nut-bearing, beautiful shade tree for the landscape!* Excellent shade tree* Thin shelled walnuts* Rounded, spreading habit .
Great for Hanging Baskets & PlantersTorenia 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 tolerantPick your color….
Breathtaking Spring Flowers on a Fast Growing TreeHere at Nature Hills Nursery, we love it when a plant is well named and the Aristocrat flowering pear is most definitely well named. Stately, well-formed and eye-catchingly beautiful in the spring, the Aristocrat Flowering Pear Tree is a joy in the garden. This fast growing, hardy, flowering pear tree will delight you year round.Standing head and shoulders above other flowering spring trees, Aristocrat produces breathtakingly beautiful masses of white flowers before the leaves appear. People will stop and take pictures.The spring flower show is followed in summer by bright, glossy green, disease resistant foliage that turns a deep reddish-purple in mid to late fall to provide spectacular fall color. This is an ornamental pear, so there are no edible fruit to speak of, but the small fruits that are produced are loved by the birds that will be visiting your garden.One of the features that lends to this tree’s aristocratic air is that it has a stronger central trunk than most ornamental trees. This means that it is far more stable in summer downpours, or the heavy winds of fall or under the weight of snow in the winter.The Aristocrat Flowering Pear is for the most discriminating gardeners. Beautiful form and flowers make this tree an exceptional addition to any garden. Don’t let the planting season go by without adding this beauty to your yard and life. Order today! * Fast Growing * Disease Resistant * Brilliant Spring Show .
The Dogwood, Red Cloud, Cornus florida ‘Red Cloud’, has leaves that are crinkled around the margins and has pink bracts. It offers year round interest with red to pink spring flowers, distinctive, oval, vertically curved leaves in summer, and scarlet red leaves in the fall. As an extra bonus it produces glossy red berries that persist into winter. These fruits are also a favorite of many birds as well as squirrels, rabbits, and raccoon.‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood requires well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Partial shade is preferable for best performance. Dogwoods are somewhat susceptible to drought, so be sure that sufficient water is provided during dry periods; mulch well to keep shallow roots cool and retain valuable moisture.Plant this dogwood along the woods edge, in combination with azaleas and rhododendrons or as a small, specimen lawn tree. Perfect for the smaller yard, ‘Red Cloud’ Dogwood is a dwarf tree that provides outstanding four season color!* Berries for wildlife* Year round interest* Dwarf.
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.
Brilliant Winter ColorCardinal Red Osier Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental stems. It’s a unique and versatile plant that would look great in many locations.Plant a few along your property line for an awesome border. Use one as a specimen planting anywhere you’d like a splash of brilliant color amid the drab hues of your winter yard. Your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s outstanding feature is its bright red, winter twig color which will present a stunning contrast to your white winter snows. A bonus to its spectacular winter interest is the tiny white flowers that appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring.The flowers give way to creamy white fruit in late summer that is very attractive to birds, and generally considered to have as much, if not more ornamental interest than the flowers.As if that’s not enough, yet another bonus will be evident in the fall when your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s dark green leaves turn an attractive red-purple.Cardinal Red Dogwood grows to about 10 feet high with and equal spread. It is widely adaptable to soil and moisture variations and will even do well in swampy or boggy conditions. Its rounded form will present a pretty picture in your landscape, even without its added features.The Cardinal Red Dogwood is a hybrid Dogwood that was developed by the University of Minnesota in 1986. It was an NC-7 Trials top-performing plant and received the 2004 Plant of Merit. Once you have one growing in your yard, you’ll understand why this plant is an award winner.* Outstanding winter color* 4-season interest* Wildlife interest* Adaptable* Loves wet soilPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Hardy Groundcover with Exceptional Seasonal ColorThe Lime Zinger Sedum, (Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’), is a hardy groundcover with exceptional lime green foliage. Use some for container plantings or as a compact edging plant along gardens or patios.Your Lime Zinger Sedum is a delightful choice of groundcover for almost any location. Its compressed appearance is perfect for keeping weeds at bay while its unusual coloring invariably draws the eye.Your Lime Zinger’s foliage consists of tightly packed, lime green rosettes edged with a red border. Each leaf is a masterpiece in itself, but displayed as a whole, it creates a dense mat of groundcover unrivaled in its beauty.From the earliest days of spring you can depend upon a reliable show of both durable color and fast growing cover in the most difficult of growing conditions. You can also rely on an additional yearly treat when your Lime Zinger bursts forth in its late summer splendor of glorious pink blossoms. The blooms will delight your senses for weeks before finally fading away to again reveal the lovely green and pink foliage.Your Lime Zinger Sedum is fast-growing sedum, resistant to leaf scorch, drought and heat tolerant, and amenable to most soil conditions It is also deer and rabbit resistant. Most people would expect to provide special care for such an exceptional plant, but your Lime Zinger will be a carefree part of your yard for years to come.* Flowers in Late Summer* Variable Seasonal Color* Drought Tolerant* Deer Resistant.
Vibrant, Blue Flowers with Spring, Summer and Fall Interest If you’ve ever been lucky enough to drive through the prairies in the American Mid-West at peak wildflower bloom, then you need no introduction to this beautiful native flower. Blue False Indigo, Baptisia australi, is such a standout that people have brought it far and wide from its native fields and you can find it happily growing in town squares and neighborhood front yards all over the country. Blue False Indigo is a bushy perennial with vibrant blue-green foliage that will quickly grow to fill bare spots in your perennial border each year, but its blue spikes of flowers are what makes False Blue Indigo such a striking star amid other spring plantings. Once the flowers have faded, intriguing seed pods take their place. Blue False Indigo seeds roll freely in the pods and generations of kids have pulled them off and used them as toys since they sound like a rattle when they’re shaken. Blue False Indigo is a truly hardy native that will come back strong for you each year, getting bigger and more beautiful as time passes. It is long-lived, providing years of enjoyment for your landscape with its impressive spikes of vivid, blue flowers and attractive seeds. Order some of these native beauties today! * Blue flowers and decorative seeds * Lovely foliage * Long-lived * Great cut flower * Low maintenance * Drought tolerant once established.
One of Our Fastest Selling Rhododendrons! Not all rhododendrons are created equal. The Nova Zembla Rhododendron is a queen in the spring garden and one of Nature Hill’s fastest selling shrubs. Beautiful trusses of red flowers practically shine on this dense-growing, small evergreen. The red flowers will appear in mid spring and the leaves stay green all year. This is a rhodie that looks just as good in the sun and heat as it does in the cool shade. It is perhaps the most widely grown and successful red hybrid for harsh climates. If you have a tough spot but want some spring color try Nova Zembla Rhododendron. Nova Zembla Rhododendron makes an excellent foundation plant or hedge. It is also very effective as an accent plant, especially in the spring when it lights up the garden. For a real show-stopper, try Nova Zembla lining a partially shaded driveway or separating a walkway in the front yard. For best results, feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom and keep the roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Keep the soil pH between 4.5 and 5.5 for best results. In addition to its good looks and easy care, this plant will attract butterflies and other wildlife to your garden. The Nova Zembla is one of our fastest selling rhododendrons and there is always the likelihood that we will sell out! Don’t miss out and order yours now! * Fastest selling rhododendron we have * Beautiful red flowers inspiring * Evergreen leaves * Great foundation plant * Sun or shade.
Cold Hardy Gardenia with Magnificent BloomsSummer Snow Gardenia is a cold hardy variety with magnificent fragrant blooms. Plant one as a specimen planting in your yard or several to form the most impressive hedge your neighbors will ever see.If you thought your cold climate prevented you from possessing the tropical beauty of the elegant Gardenia, then think again. Summer Snow is a cold hardy Gardenia developed to withstand some of the cold northern temperatures. It is also one of the hardiest and fastest growing of any Gardenia you’ll find. Your Summer Snow Gardenia is certainly special for its hardy nature, but it’s the incredible flowers that really set it apart in any yard. The large, double blooms of creamy perfection start out an angelic white, and slowly transition to an antique ivory. There is nothing subtle about these flowers, and their fragrance is the same. Endowed with a sweet, jasmine-like scent, your Summer Snow will envelope your yard with its intense aroma spring through summer. Cut a few of the elegant blooms for your kitchen table and that same exotic perfume will fill your home. Summer Snow Gardenias waxy, dark green foliage is a perfect backdrop for the pristine flowers, and even when not in bloom presents an impressive dense, upright habit. It’s also pest and disease resistant and even drought tolerant. Beloved for their breathtaking flowers and fragrance, Gardenias have long been a favorite as a landscape plant or simply for their appeal as a cut flower. It’s hard to imagine, but Summer Snow is an improvement on that natural appeal. Summer Snow Gardenia’s fast-growing and hardier nature makes it an obvious must have for your home today. *Magnificent Flowers*Fragrant*Cold Hardy*Fast Growing.
The Chinese South Privet, Ligustrum sinense, is an abundant semi-evergreen small tree or large shrub, most commonly found invading the understory of moist areas. Copious amounts of fruits are produced. The berries turn black when ripe and are gobbled up by birds, which spread the seeds far and wide. The foilage is sometimes so thick that nothing can grow underneath the shrub. It usually reaches a height of 15 feet and has pretty white flowers in the late spring. Its oval leaves are dark green.
Reddish Purple Foliage Attracts BirdsThe Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a deciduous ornamental shrub. Its outstanding color would make it a great choice as a focal point in your yard or by an entranceway. Several would also do well as a hedge.“Ornamental” is certainly the perfect word for the Purpleleaf Sandcherry. Right from the first foliage that forms in the spring, the three inch leaves are a reddish-purple, and they’ll maintain that strong color in your yard throughout the summer months.Small white flowers with a strong pink influence will emerge in the spring, softening the bright effect of the early foliage. As fall grows closer you’ll see the leaves transition to a red-bronze hue before they fall.In late summer/early fall, small black cherries will form. You will likely miss it but the birds certainly won’t. They’ll be happy for the helping hand you’ve given them as the summer season begins to draw to a close.The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a dense-growing shrub that reaches eight feet in height with an equal spread. It has an upright growth habit that becomes spreading with age.It tends to establish itself very quickly, so you won’t have to wait long to witness its outstanding benefits. It’s also hardy, long-lived and beneficial to wildlife.If you’re looking for a small shrub with enormous ornamental appeal, the Purpleleaf Sandcherry is the perfect choice.* Small Pinkish White Flowers* Purple Foliage* Bronze Red Foliage in Autumn.
Compact, Vigorous Growing & Heavy BloomerClematis Ruutel, Clematis ‘Kiviruut’, is one of the very best red clematis! The dark red color is stunning and complimented by nearly black anthers.Clematis Ruutel is a vigorous grower and an exceptionally heavy bloomer! These star shaped flowers begin putting on a performance in early spring that lasts straight until early fall – nonstop!The compact habit also makes this cultivar an excellent choice for patio containers. Clematis Ruutel needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow.Clematis Ruutel performs best when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded. Keep the roots moist and shaded with mulch or a shallow rooted ground cover.* Dark Red Flowers with Black Anthers* Blooms Heavily All Season* Compact and Vigorous* Attracts Hummingbirds Pruning & Training Clematis.
Adorable, Late-Season White BloomsThis Hydrangea is as sweet as its name. Little Lamb (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’) has the smallest and most graceful flower petals of any hydrangea on the market.Even though the petals appear delicate, Little Lamb is from hardy stock. Originating in Belgium, this compact shrub can handle just about any garden situation.The flowers are lambs-wool white and get a sweet little pink-cheek blush on them as they age. Unlike many hydrangeas, though, soil ph doesn’t affect the color. No need to fuss over the acidity of the bed or worry that your blooms will turn blue or hot pink if you haven’t got it just right.The white flowers are held high above the green foliage for a really long bloom season, from summer through fall. There are so many of the little “lambs” on the shrub that you will be cutting armloads of flowers to bring inside or give away all season long. The flowers dry beautifully, too, so you can save some for winter decorating.Little Lamb is a Proven Winners selection, so you can be assured that planting this exceptional Hydrangea will provide superb performance in your yard this year. Use it to fill in between larger shrubs in your border or foundation planting.Nature Hills has a limited selection of this in-demand hydrangea, so don’t wait to order yours!* Delicate white flowers * Urban tolerant * Great for cut and dried flowers * Adaptive to a variety of soils Pruning Woody Hydrangeas.