Tropical Appeal in a Versatile EvergreenJapanese Aralia, also known as Paper Plant or Fatsia Japonica, is a broadleaf, evergreen shrub with ornamental features. Plant several for a lush hedge, or plant just one as a accent in your side yard. These even do well as houseplants or as container plants your patio or front porch. Deeply lobed, dark green foliage is the mainstay of this impressive plant. Each leaf grows up to 16 inches wide! The large leaves are leathery with a high gloss and a lush tropical appeal that is sure to draw the eye of every passerby. The glossy sheen is particularly adept at picking up the light, so you’re sure to enjoy it’s affect in the afternoon sun or moonlight. Your Japanese Aralia’s lovely countenance is further enhanced in autumn when flowers appear, each tiny ball of creamy blossoms held aloft on a thin stem. As the season progresses, the delicate blooms are replaced by obsidian berries, a further decorative feature, and a tasty treat for your feathered friends to enjoy during the colder months. Your Japanese Aralia will grow 5 to 8 feet tall. It has a spreading nature and can be grown as a shrub or tree, depending upon pruning (which will determine its height). Fatsia Japonica has a hardy nature, is tolerant of shade and even does well indoors (either as a plant or cut for floral arrangements). It’s easy to see why the Fatsia Japonica as long been a favorite among gardeners. A commonly used plant, it seems to draw the eye no matter where it is placed, and will likewise make a decorative statement in your home this year. * Evergreen * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Great in containers * Fall interest * Wildlife interest * Hardy * Tolerates heavy shade * Great for floral arrangements.
Three Season Interest in a Unique PerennialDwarf Goat’s Beard, Aruncus aethusifolius, is a perky little plant that grows anywhere, stays tidy, provides three-season interest, and it is absolutely unappealing to slugs! An herbaceous perennial, Aruncus aethusifolius disappears during the winter.Its fernlike, green foliage, similar to that of the astilbe, emerges in the spring and is topped in May and early June by four-inch, waving panicles of tiny, cream-colored flowers. When grown in full sun, Dwarf Goat’s Beard develops a fine fall color, turning a rich, burnished red as the season progresses. The entire plant seldom grows taller than 12 inches.Dwarf Goat’s Beard can be placed at the very front of the border, where its finely cut foliage and appealing form can be seen close up. It is also very suitable for rock gardens and other special areas where plantings are all on a small scale. It will be happy in full sun or part shade, and its preference is for moist, shady places.* Three season interest* Easy to grow* Great for borders & rock gardens .
Aromatic PlantThe Spicebush, Lindera benzoin, is a native deciduous shrub with a broad, rounded habit which typically grows 6-12′ high. It is used for shrub borders, shade or woodland gardens, moist areas along streams or ponds, native plant gardens or naturalized plantings. Clusters of tiny, aromatic, greenish-yellow flowers bloom along the branches in early spring before the foliage emerges. Thick, oblong, light green leaves (to 5″ long) turn an attractive yellow in autumn. Leaves are aromatic when crushed.Flowers of female plants give way to bright red drupes (to 1/2″ long) which mature in fall and are attractive to birds. Female plants need a male pollinator in order to set fruit, however. Drupes are very attractive, but are largely hidden by the foliage until the leaves drop.They are easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Fall color is best in sunny areas and the habit becomes more open and wide-spreading in full shadeThe caterpillar of the swallowtail butterfly feeds on the leaves of this shrub.* Fall Color* Red Fruit* Full Sun to Shade.
Bronze MatThe Massachusetts Bearberry, evergreen shrub, Arctostaphylos u. ‘Massachusetts’, is a low growing, mat forming groundcover. It grows 6-12 inches tall, 2-4 feet wide, has small glossy leaves, and can cover a 15′ diameter area, but is not invasive.This green foliage turns a bronzy red in fall and winter. The bell shaped, dainty flowers appear in the spring.The fruit, that is bright red and highly decorative, appears in late summer, persisting into fall. This low ‘Massachusetts’ shrub thrives in a variety of soils, but does best in poor, infertile sandy acidic soil, and is salt tolerant.Do not fertilize, and pruning is not necessary. It is a beautiful, low maintenance groundcover, once established.Zones 3-7When looking for an evergreen ground cover, be sure to look at this plant!*Pale Pink Flowers in Spring*1′ Low Growing Evergreen *Bronze Red Foliage in Autumn.
Months of Showy Blooms on a Fast Growing ShrubDouble Flowering Japanese Kerria, Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’, has showy, double, golden yellow flowers that bloom in early spring among bright green foliage.Japanese Kerria is an open, fast growing shrub and has yellow-green stems that add color to the winter landscape. It prefers a loamy, well-drained soil. It can be grown in sun or part shade, but does best in full sun.Japanese Kerria is a good shrub that has been used since pre-civil war times. There are few plants that can produce the orange/gold flowers so early in the season.Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ can be used in the landscape as a specimen or in a shrub border. This shrub can fit in just about anywhere. Branches zigzag at internodes and blooms for up to 2 months.The early spring flowering, unique branching, and the Kelly green bark provide all seasons interest. The green bark is retained throughout the winter.* Long Bloom Period!* Bright Yellow Flowers!* Fast Growing .
The Obedient Plant Physostegia ‘Vivid’, ‘Physostegia virginiana’, has deep pink cup shaped flowers that are 24” tall and a plant spread of 18-24”. ‘Vivid’ blooms from June to September and the waxy, green leaves make this plant a little different from other white blooming perennials. ‘Vivid’ needs a full sun area but will tolerate some afternoon shade, in well-drained soil. Use ‘Vivid’ in borders, mixed plantings, massed plantings (especially to separate other colors), in large containers or as cut flowers. Try planting with Boltonia, Japanese Blood Grass, Phlox or Asters for contast..
The Aucuba Gold Dust, ‘Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’, is a compact growing evergreen shrub 6 to 10 feet high and has slightly less in spread w ith large glossy dark-green leaves heavily sprinkled with yellow spots. This plant will brighten any shady location. The glossy foliage appears to splashed with yellow paint. Aucuba Gold Dust responds well to pruning. It can be kept severely pruned to a compact three foot by three foot shrub. Prune in the spring before new growth begins. It is ideal as a dense screen and in difficult spots in foundation plantings. It is excellent for urban sites and stands up well to inner-city pollution. Aucubas prefer shade and will thrive in the shadiest of spots, even under trees where no grass grows. Aucuba Gold Dust will flower in early spring and produce red berries in October.*Beautiful Speckled Variegation*Shade Loving .
Eye-catching Hot Pink Flowers and Two-toned Leaves Twist of Pink Oleanders bring a fantastic new dimension to the oleander world. A true connoisseur’s oleander. The flowers are an impossible-to-miss shade of hot pink, which alone would make these plants worthy of a spot in your garden. But add to that the amazing variegated green leaves with a cream edge and you’ve got a showstopper on your hands. These tough shrubs are resistant to drought, heat and salt. These are perfect accent plants for more aggressive climates. They quickly grow to their full height of 6 to 8 feet, making them perfect for fences, borders and property edges. Places like Texas and California use them in freeway plantings since they are able to handle those impossible conditions with ease. Twist of Pink Oleanders are evergreen shrubs that don’t need to be pruned or fussed over. These are truly plants that you can plant and forget, once they are established. They are evergreens, so the stand-out leaf color is on the plant year-round. They provide a sparkling background for deeper colored shrubs and flowers. For a garden that practically shimmers, try planting hot pink ‘Twist of Pink’ with orange flowered shrubs like butterfly bush and daylilies. Nature Hills ships strong field-grown plants that arrive in mint condition, ready to plant in your garden. Order a few of these show-stoppers today!.
Unique Golden Color All SeasonThe Dream Catcher Beauty Bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Maracdo’, is a wonderful shrub that is 6′-7′ tall.It should be planted in full sun to part shade and will adapt to many soils. Filtered shade will provide the best environment for the Dream Catcher Beauty Bush.The unique color of golden orange flowers blooms early and hides for the rest of the year. This plant is a definite add to a perennial garden.’Maracdo’ Beauty Bushes look great even when not in bloom with golden yellow foliage that turns golden orange in fall. The golden leaves makes this plant look great all season long.Use in containers, mixed beds and landscapes. ‘Maracdo’ is also deer resistant. Order now so you can look forward to the wonderful fall color!*Golden Orange Flowers*Golden Yellow Foliage*Golden Orange Fall Foliage*Deer Resistant .
Lingonberry – Koralle, Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Koralle’, offers an exciting addition of color and fruit for northern gardens. It has been well known in Scandinavia, but healthy berry is becoming popular in our country. This Lingonberry produces two crops of fine quality bright-red berries a year. This low, dense, evergreen shrub creeps to form a dense thicket; also produces white blooms twice: once in spring and again in summer! With adequate frost protection, both blooms will give way to fine crops of sparkling red, pea sized fruit very high in vitamin C and other fruity acids. Many different dishes and condiments can be made from this delicious fruit. The berries have a slightly tart taste when eaten fresh, but really excel in sauces, jams, jellies, and wines. Plant in full sun or filtered shade for areas with warmer summers. Can be used as a specimen, planted under trees or hedges, or planted together to form a solid groundcover..
This diamond isn’t ‘in-the-rough’ at all! Purple Diamond Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinese ‘Shang-hi’ ) brings big loropetalum color in a perfectly-sized shrub that won’t swallow your house like other fringe flowers might!Only growing 4’-5’ tall and wide, this burgundy-leaved evergreen is a perfect foundation plant, hedge or back-of-the-border beauty. It never fades and even kicks it up a notch when the hot pink fringe flowers bloom in the spring. Purple Diamond is one of those plants that is beautiful on its own but really makes neighboring plants pop. Try it with chartreuse-leaved plants like nandina in the sunny border or with white-leaved plants like coral bells in dappled shade. It makes a striking hedge plant along a fence when you plant several together. Try it in your favorite large container flanking a doorway or the garden entrance. It is especially intriguing when the small but mighty flowers bloom in the spring. They will rebloom on and off throughout the summer, too. You’ll want it where you and your garden guests can examine the unique flowers up close.Purple Diamond Fringe Flower is sure to be a gem in your garden. Plant it where you can enjoy it. Once you plant this pretty shrub in your garden, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. Order yours soon! * Easy care* Shorter than other fringe flower shrubs* Reliable * Reblooming hot pink fringe flowers* Rich purple-colored foliage* Great shrub* Good in pots.
A Waterfall of Pink blooms Gibraltar Bush Clover, Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gibraltar’, is a deciduous shrub with enchanting pink blossoms. Plant one in a corner location where it can be used as a space-filler, or next to a wall where its cascading blooms are sure to create an impression. Your Gibraltar is an amazing ornamental shrub! Its late summer/fall display is rich in panicles of delicate, pea-like flowers. The enchanting purple-hued, pink blossoms will virtually blanket the long, arching branches for the effect of a floral waterfall in your yard. Gibraltar’s exquisite flowers later give way to pods of black seeds for an added decorative touch. Even when not in bloom, Gibraltar’s blue-shaded, green foliage will provide a charming display throughout the hot summer months, easily maintaining a vibrant appearance for your landscape. Gibraltar Bush Clover will grow up to 5 feet tall with an 8 foot spread. It has an arching, fountain-like nature and is adaptable to a variety of conditions. Gibraltar blooms on new wood, so cutting it back to the ground not only presents a clean appearance for winter but also encourages new growth in spring. It’s adaptive to a variety of conditions and is amenable to pruning should a particular shape be desired. Many would agree that Gibraltar is supreme among Lespedeza varieties. You won’t find a more impressive “waterfall of flowers” for your fall landscape than this enticing Gibraltar Bush Clover. Try one this year and you’ll certainly see why Gibraltar is a favored choice for fall-flowering shrubs. * Prolific fall flowers * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Drought tolerant * Fast growing.
Tropical Charm for Inside or Out Split Leaf Philodendron, Philodendron selloum, is one of many varieties of Philodendron plants with tropical allure and a hardy nature. Place one of these indoors where it will have space to climb and you can enjoy watching its progress. Split Leaf Philodendron has been a favorite of gardeners for years—as a garden plant, but also as a lovely, indoor houseplant. The heart-shaped leaves are huge (almost 3-feet long), with an appearance reminiscent of something you’d see in a rainforest. It’s like bringing a bit of the tropics into your home! Split Leaf’s delightful green leaves are deeply-lobed with a glossy finish that easily catches the light and presents a vibrant appearance wherever it’s planted. In optimal conditions, your Split Leaf Philodendron will reach 12 feet with a 15-foot spread. Split Leaf Philodendron is a vigorous grower and easy to care for. It prefers humidity, but will tolerate some dry conditions. There are no pest or disease concerns and Split Leaf is quite hardy. Split Leaf Philodendron’s positive features make it easy to see why it’s so often the choice of homeowners for both inside and out. Even if your climate isn’t appropriate for a Philodendron to live outside, why not bring one indoors this year. You’ll soon view it as one of the best houseplants you’ve ever owned! *Evergreen *Cold hardy *Great for containers*Grow Inside or Out.
Japanese Andromeda – Sarabande, Pieris japonica ‘Sarabande’, is a jewel of a plant because the beauty of its unique showy blooms arrives just when we need that reminder of spring! Starting in March, Sarabande displays drooping chains of greenish white flower buds, then a profusion of pure white urn-shaped flowers appear in later winter or early spring. The flower clusters resemble those of lily of the valley. This elegant and hardy broadleaf evergreen offers something for every season with its wonderful flowering and dark glossy-green laurel-like leaves. Forming a small rounded shrub with a neat habit, Sarabande is an excellent addition to partially shaded areas of the garden. Preferring moist, acidic, well-drained soil, it works well in a border, in a container, or as a hedge. To have this shrub thrive and prosper, plant this Lily-of-the-Valley plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil; may need protection in winter until established. It is very low maintenance once established, and a year-round delight for the landscape..
Graceful Thicket for Your BordersIs there a place in your yard that you want a nice edge, but not a formal one? You don’t need an English boxwood hedge or a clipped holly border, but something that defines the space with a wild but still elegant look? Maybe along a fence or the edge of your property line? The Lace Shrub (Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’) is what you’re looking for.This lovely shrub only grows 2’ tall and features maple-like, deeply cut, bright green leaves, up to 3″ long, that turn yellow and orange in autumn. The red-purple to red-orange fall color is very attractive, too. The leaves are borne on arching branches which tend to weep downward which gives the plant great form in the winter when the leaves are gone.Lace Shrub forms a beautiful thicket when you plant it in multiples. The arching branches will root at the tips where they touch the ground when soils are moist and organic, so it spreads rapidly. (This habit also makes it easy to root and share with friends!)This plant is great for erosion control on steep banks and slopes. Lace Shrub will flower beautifully in late spring, though the flowers aren’t stand-outs.The Lace Shrub provides four season interest. The bright green maple-like leaves in the spring and summer, the very nice fall color and the arching branch habit in the winter. Bring this wild beauty to your landscape today!* Fall color * Arching Branches * Thicket-forming.