A Juicy, Cold-Hardy PeachLarge, very firm, fine-flavored, with yellow freestone. The Suncrest Peach has a bright red skin over yellow. The red skin is about 80% red with the yellow background. The flesh is yellow and exceptionally firm with good texture and flavor. The tree is vigorous, self-fruitful, and a consistent producer. Its blossoms are frost hardy, and it has a hardiness record that was tested in Eastern sites.The Suncrest Peach is a succulent, juicy peach with firm flesh. It can be eaten fresh, used in pies, preserves, jellies and is exceptionally good for canning. It is ready to harvest at the end of July in central California and requires 700 hours of chilling. The Suncrest Peach originated in Fresno, California and was introduced in 1959.*Blooms are Frost Hardy*Firm, Juicy, Yellow Flesh*Self Pollinating.
The Coleus Royal Glissade, ‘Coleus hybrid’, produces a novel color pattern of pea green tinged with rose color that make this a lively choice for any garden. ‘Royal Glissade’ is a late-flowering variety, and its excellent vigor and branching are great qualities for homeowners..
The Boxwood Fastigiata, Buxus s. ‘Fastigiata’, has an upright habit and oval, glossy-green leaves which makes this shrub an excellent choice for a narrow hedge or exclamation point in the small garden; height may be controlled by prunining.It is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, sandy loams.Boxwood fills in the gap in ornamentals with its many easily sculpted forms. They provide everything from topiary, pyramid, globe, and spiral shapes to hedges and Bonsai uses.Fastigata is a slow grower that requires little special care other than annual pruning. This boxwood looks wonderful when planted in mass, or used as a specimen or accent..
Compact Coneflower Creates Entire Bouquet Echinacea Secret Romance (Coneflower), Echinacea ‘Secret Romance’, provides large, delightful, salmon pink double flowers. It is a sturdy, well-branched compact plant. One plant can bloom enough to create bouquets of flowers!The flower begins with a bright pink color, and then fades with age to a pleasant salmon color.It is a long lasting flower that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is great in cut flower arrangements!The fragrant, bright, intense flowers of ‘Secret Romance’ are supported on strong stems; best if grouped or massed. This Echinacea will present a season full of daisy-like flowers and is praised for its prolonged blooming after other perennials have faded.Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). ‘Secret Romance’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance.Highly fragrant, this coneflower keeps coming all summer on tall plants with excellent branching. This plant is deer resistant.If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well, because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.Don’t keep this plant a secret any longer! ‘Secret Romance’ is an outstanding flower that becomes a mainstay in any garden. It will provide a profusion of lovely salmon pink blooms to a sunny location!* Large Double Fading Pink Flowers* Prolific Bloomer All Summer* Branched and Compact Plant.
Perfect wedding bouquets!Dash to the nearest magazine stand and thumb through a few of the wedding magazines. Go ahead. We’ll wait.Did you notice how many of the pricey wedding bouquets had hydrangeas in them? Or how many of those hydrangeas were a rustic antique white and celery green that seemed to go with every other flower and every wedding dress? That flower was probably Everlasting Jade (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hortmaja’ PPAF).Wouldn’t you want that beauty in your own cutting garden at home? Well, now you can have it! Nature Hills is proud to offer this gorgeous hydrangea to you.Everlasting Jade was bred in the Netherlands for the cut flower trade. That means super-strong straight stems and tough florets that last for days in the vase. Only 3 feet tall and wide, this little beauty is a flower powerhouse that will fit into any garden, in sun or shade. The flowers start out apple green, fading to antique white and then the cool weather of autumn turns them celery green with red tips. Everlasting Jade will keep you mesmerized all season!These beauties are in limited supply since they are so sought after for the florist trade, so don’t wait. Buy Everlasting Jade Hydrangea on sale today!* Gorgeous cut flowers * Easy to grow * Trendy green and white color * Vigorous bloomer on both new and old wood * Great fall color.
The Oriental Lily Star Gazer, ‘Lilium’, a spring planted bulb, produces pink flowers with white edges. Oriental Lilies are long lived, and they will increase in number year after year. They are ideal for summer bouquets because of their heavenly fragrance. Oriental lilies display huge flowers that are richly colored and are borne on long stems. Use them in flower borders or in your own cutting garden..
Dense Evergreen Makes a Great Hedge The Golden Vicary Privet, Ligustrum X vicaryi ‘Golden Vicary’, is a large, hardy shrub with dense branches. They would make a great specimen shrub as well as borders, privacy screens & hedges. The Golden Vicary Privet is valued for its golden leaves. This lovely golden-leafed privet grows 8-10 feet high & wide with a vase-like or oval shape. Upright stems are covered with bright golden leaves in full sun, light green in shade. Aromatic, tubular-shaped, white flowers arrive in late spring. The flowers on the Golden Vicary Privet attract butterflies & other pollinators. Late spring and into summer the blooms change to small, dark, berry-like fruits. They add a layer of contrast against the bright foliage. The Golden Vicary Privet tolerates dry soil and looks its best when not pruned, although it can be pruned if it is being used as a hedge. Golden Vicary Privet prefers sun to partial shade; best appearance for leaf color is in full sun. This is a very hardy plant that adapts too many soil and moisture conditions. For an easy to grow, bright evergreen, the Golden Privet is a great choice. * Dense shrub makes a great hedge * Easy to grow * White spring blooms attract butterflies * Brilliant color year round.
Clusters of Lemon-Yellow Flowers Dive into new depths of yellow roses in your garden with Easy Elegance® Yellow Submarine rose. Dramatic clusters of bright lemon-yellow flowers first appear, then age to a softer yellow; and finally to white. It can create a dramatic affect when blooms of multiple shades are on your shrubs. Yellow Submarine roses have an upright habit and as with most Easy Elegance roses, you’ll enjoy the deep green foliage and a fantastic backdrop to the enchanting blooms. Easy Elegance® Yellow Submarine has the hybrid tea rose blooms but without all the work & fuss. We’ve all seen roses that need to be coddled in order to get that elusive ‘one perfect bloom’. That’s a thing of the past with Easy Elegance® roses. These roses have been specially bred to be tough and reliable. With glossy green foliage and months of blooms, your Easy Elegance gets it beauty from the Hybrid Tea side of its family. The shrub side is what makes the Easy Eelegance so much fun and easy to grow. You get disease resistance, so no harsh chemicals. It’s also extremely heat & cold tolerant. All of this on own root plants! Order your Yellow Submarine roses from Nature Hills today and enjoy rose gardening again! * Cluster of lemon-yellow flowers * Superior disease resistance * Easy care and hardy to zone 4 .
Pink Beauty Doublefile Viburnum, viburnum plicatum ‘Pink Beauty’, is a shrub for all seasons. This beauty has spring flowers that open white but quickly turn a beautiful shade of pink. Red fruit comes later in the season and proceeds the spectacular red-purple fall foliage. The most striking aspect of this shrub is it’s double rows of lacey cymes. It is a horizontally branched shrub that requires full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil is best, but can tolerate some clay. Pink Beauty grows 5-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. With its broad branches growing very horizontal, it gives the shrub a tiered appearance. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests..
Heat Tolerant DewberriesDewberry Austin, Rubus caesius ‘Austin’, will require a trellis or staking and is a very popular dewberry in the South because it tolerates heat.Hardy, and not needing much attention, this dewberry produces large, sweet, flavorful fruit; the leaves can be used for a tea. The scrumptious berries are sweet and edible. Dewberries contain carbohydrates, vitamin C and vitamins A and B.The Dewberry can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler, jam, or pie. The Austin Dewberry ripens early and begins to form berries in May, extending for 30-45 days. The plant needs some support, otherwise it will trail on the ground. The ideal berries for picking will be glossy black, with a firm fell, and a little red appearing on any of the lobes.This dewberry derived from plants that were selections from Native American trailing blackberry bushes that were superior to the original parents in size, flavor, and production. Austin adapts well to heat, but is tender in the cold winter climates.The vines should be laid on the ground and protected for the winter with straw or other material, especially in the cold northern climates.*Tolerates Heat*6 Week Harvest*Trailing Habit.
The Azalea, Red Mollis Hybrid, Rhododendron x kosteranum, is a lush, deciduous shrub that bears a splendid supply of vibrant, reddish orange, funnel-shaped blooms in an unsurpassed brilliance in spring and early summer. Red Mollis bears large clusters of 2 to 3 inch flowers and has been hybridized to be hardy even in more northern parts of the country. Flowers are borne in large, showy trusses in mid-spring just before the leaves emerge. The deciduous hybrid azalea is known for excellent fall color and unsurpassed spring flowers. If given too much shade or if plants are allowed to get too dry in midsummer, blooming will be reduced the following year. This azalea needs full sun. Red Mollis also requires acidic soils and excellent drainage. This azalea is usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions..
Historic Tree with Exceptional AttributesLongleaf Pine, Pinus palustris, is an evergreen conifer. Plant one in your back or side yard for an exceptional landscape tree, and enjoy watching this heritage-rich tree thrive. Your Longleaf Pine is truly an amazing pine variety. Seedlings appear as if only tufts of grass for quite some time while the tree develops an extensive root system. When the time is right, Longleaf makes its move—shooting up as much as five feet in the first year of its upward growth. Its cones and needles are larger than other pines, with needles 12-18 inches long (thus its name “Longleaf”), and cones 7-10 inches. Needles appear in bundles of three in adorable tufts at the tips of the branches. The straight trunk is covered in a scaly bark that is brown with warm, orange overtones. New growth buds appear in silver/white-hued tones and are particularly attractive in the winter landscape—another decorative asset. Under optimal conditions, Longleaf Pine can grow up to 100 feet tall with a 3-foot diameter trunk. It’s a low-maintenance tree overall and even self-pruning, with branches growing straight and true. Longleaf Pine has a slow growth rate overall, but can live more than 300 years! Immune to decay and termites, it was extensively used in construction, its pitch used for tar and the gum extracted for turpentine. Longleaf Pine is a friend to nature as well–most notably, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker uses this tree for nesting cavities. Long beloved for its stately beauty and variety of uses, Longleaf Pines once dominated southern regions. The majesty of these trees was unparalleled. However, overexploitation has diminished the number of the Longleaf but spurred restoration initiatives to encourage an increase in their numbers. By planting a Longleaf Pine this year, you will be a part of the solution! * Tall and stately * Adaptive to a variety of habitats * Wildlife interest * Long-lived * Variety of uses * Self-pruning * Fire resistant.
Huge Pink Flowers All Season‘Pink Beauty’ is very popular due to its vibrant color and free-flowering nature. It has vibrant pink petals surounding a brilliant yellow center. The flower heads rise several inches above the waters’ surface.It may be the best blooming hardy lily in terms of numbers of flowers produced over a season. ‘Pink Beauty’ is also an ideal choice for low light conditions.This variety is also very adaptable, making it suitable for nearly any size pond or tub.The flowers are 4-6 inches wide, the leaves are 8-9 inches wide, and the overall plant spread is 3-4 feet wide.We recommend growing ‘Pink Beauty’ in a 7.5 quart or larger container (available from naturehills.com).* Prolific 9″ Pink Blooms All Season* Part Shade* Easily Grown in Container.
The Hauer Pippin Organic Heirloom Apple, Malus domestica ‘Hauer Pippin’ is a small to medium apple and remarkable for its rich, deep red skin speckled with distinctive russet dots. Inside, they have crisp, juicy, firm flesh. The flesh has a complex flavor with some tartness and caramel hints. The apples can be left on the tree till December in California, and because of its colorful appearance and late season, it has been dubbed “the Christmas apple” by some retailers. Use it for fresh eating, dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), baking, juice, or hard cider. It stores very well because it is harvested so late, is very crisp and dense, and has a thick skin..
Soft, Compact EvergreenChamaecyparis Soft Serve, Soft Serve™ Chamaecyparis pisfera ‘Dow Whiting’, is a compact, slow growing, lush, and conical evergreen that is the perfect size for use as a specimen or landscape hedge.It sports soft fern-like branches that have rich bright green leaves. An attractive blue tint appears on the underside of the foliage.Soft Serve is extremely adaptable, but prefers moist, loamy, well-drained, lime-free soils. Requires no pruning, but minimal pruning can be done in summer if desired.It does need protection from harsh winter sun and winds, so select location carefully. It matures to a 6′-10′ height with an equal spread.Soft Serve is a perfect plant for containers, hedges, mixed shrub-perennials borders, containers, hedges, mixed borders, and accents. It becomes a winter shelter for songbirds and quail!Zones 5-7.* Soft Fern Like Branches* Lush Conical Form* Great hedge.