Yellow Flowers for a Month The Golden Template Woadwaxen, Genista tinctoria, is an excellent xeriscape ground cover plant that has small, dark green leaves. The small bright yellow pea-like flowers last for over a month. It is a small Eurasian shrub and parts of the plant, especially the flowering tops, yield a good yellow dye. It matures to a petite 10 with a spread of 1′-2′. ‘Golden Template’ is a wonderful plant for containers or mass planting. This colorful plant does not require much water or maintenance! The bright green smooth stems, or branches, are erect, rather stiff, smooth, or only lightly hairy, and free from spines. The leaves are spear-shaped. It is an excellent edging plant for full sun and prefers dry, well-drained sites. This is a perfect edition to your xeriscape. If you are looking for a colorful ground cover that is easy to grow and maintain, ‘Golden Template’ is the one for you! *Bright Yellow Flowers*Dark Green Leaves*Loves Dry Soil, Great For Xeriscapes!.
Shade-Loving Evergreen with Winter Flowers Soft Caress Mahonia is a fall-flowering, evergreen shrub. Plant one for a lovely accent in your Asian garden or in a shady spot for some subtle color and definition. It’s small enough for a container on your front porch, yet large enough for a decorative border. There are plenty of evergreens to keep your landscape looking warm and vibrant through the long winter months, but most of those require full sun. Your Soft Caress Mahonia, Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’, provides winter interest, but does so in those shady spots of your yard that can be difficult to find plants for. Unlike other Mahonia varieties (with their sharp-edged foliage), your Soft Caress Mahonia seems to invite you to “caress” its soft, feathery foliage of fine-textured leaves. The long, deep-green leaves are almost fern-like and reminiscent of bamboo. The graceful foliage is reason enough to value this beautiful shrub, but it offers even more decorative interest for the autumn and winter months. In late fall/early winter, long racemes of delicate flowers will emerge from your Soft Caress Mahonia, like candles of lemon yellow, shining their brilliance for 2-3 weeks of bloom. As the flowers fade, diminutive berries will appear, their deep blue/black hue lending further decoration through the winter months. Soft Caress Mahonia will grow up to 3 feet in height with a 3.5 foot spread. It is a dwarf variety with a compact habit. Soft Caress is a tough little shrub overall, and is even pest and disease resistant. Gardeners revere Mahonia plants for their remarkable features, but bemoan their harsh foliage. An award-winning variety, Soft Caress Mahonia allows you to enjoy the good features without the bad. Imagine one of these gracing your yard this year! * Soft, evergreen foliage* Year round interest* Fall/winter flowers* Deer resistant* Pest & disease resistant.
Low-growing, Juniper Groundcover Compact Andorra Juniper, Juniperus ‘Andorra Compacta’, is an evergreen Juniper often used as a groundcover. Use a few of these to blanket a barren slope, fill in around trees or place one as a low-growing accent in your perennial bed. Your Compact Andorra Juniper is, just as the name implies, a “compact” version of the popular Andorra Juniper. It is a lovely, low-growing Juniper with a lot to offer. Its fine-textured, evergreen foliage has a delicate, blue-tinted green hue, lending a decorative touch to your landscape. The foliage transitions throughout the seasons from the bright green of new spring growth to a deeper blue/green summer foliage, and a bronze tint for autumn. As autumn progresses, Addorra’s foliage takes on a slight purple hue that persists into the winter months. Your Compact Andorra Juniper will grow 18 to 24-inches in height with a 5 foot spread. It has a low-growing, branching form with a spreading habit and is adaptive to a variety of conditions. Urban conditions don’t bother it, and even deer tend to pass it by. It’s always easy to find a place for Compact Andorra Juniper. This compact, evergreen groundcover will not only fill in those annoying bare spots in your yard, but do so in a colorful and hardy manner. Andorra is even long-lived. Under optimal conditions you can expect to enjoy your Compact Andorra Juniper for up to 30 years…so it’s even a great gardening investment. * Evergreen * Adaptable to a variety of conditions * Fall color * Urban tolerant * Deer resistant * Long lived * Salt tolerant.
Cute Crimson Creeper The Tom Thumb Creeping Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster adpressus ‘Tom Thumb’, is an interesting, very dwarf, very dense and compact ground cover-type shrub. It matures to about 1′-2′ high and can spread to 4′-6′. It has a unique appeal because of its very shiny, small leaves that turn a brilliant red-crimson in the autumn. ‘Tom Thumb’ rarely produces flowers and fruit, but when it occurs, the blooms are small, pinkish-white. Then the very small, ¼, red fruit follow in autumn. This cotoneaster spreads by rooting where the branches touch the soil. Its branches are opposite along the stem so creates a herringbone effect or pattern. ‘Tom Thumb’ is a true dwarf, not only in that it remains very close to the ground, but even the leaves are smaller than the species. This low-maintenance miniature woody shrub prefers drier soil and full to part sun. It is a very charming plant and it is deer resistant. Zones 4-7. *Compact Low Spreading Growth*Small Shiny Leaves*Crimson Foliage in Autumn .
Cute as a Button! This little button bush variety provides the same stellar features as the traditional shrub, but in a dwarf size. The glossy, green foliage appears in spring, each oval leaf with a reddish hue. The coloring of the leaves slowly merges into bronze, adopting a lovely burgundy for autumn. A thrilling treat arrives in summer, when some of the most unusual blooms you will ever see come into flower. The flowers appear as balls covered in tiny, pristine-white blossoms, with protruding, white spokes (tipped in yellow), emanating from the spherical bloom. It’s a one-of-a-kind sight to be sure! Butterflies and bees will flock to your little balls of floral brilliance for their sweet scent, and birds will love the small, red balls that they transition to in late summer. When the excitement of your Sugar Shack has passed for the year, it will still provide some winter interest with its attractive branches and sometimes twisting stems. Your Sugar Shack Button Bush is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a compact nature and rounded habit. Plant your Sugar Shack near a water garden or use as a border in a moist spot (as these lovely shrubs prefer moist conditions). Sugar Shack can also manage some dry conditions, once established. It grows naturally beautiful, but is amenable to pruning if you so desire. Button bushes always provide interesting definition to the landscape, and this dwarf variety makes it possible to bring some of their charm to your home without the need for a lot of space. With so little needed from you, but so much to gain, why not try a Sugar Shack Button Bush this year! * Colorful foliage* Fragrant summer flowers* Fall fruit* Works well in containers.
A Cure for the ‘Common Old’ Tired of the same old, same old in your garden? Ready for something new? Ever heard of Distylium? You’re not alone if you haven’t. Distylium is a member of the witch hazel family, but they have been virtually unknown here in America. They are native to China but are beginning to make their way into landscapes across the country. This is a good thing. These are such versatile and graceful plants, you won’t want your garden to be without one! Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is a nifty alternative to common (dare we say ‘overused’?) species like Cherry Laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian Hawthorn and even boxwood. This shrub is shockingly hardy – it is pest and disease resistant, drought tolerant, thrives in full to partial sun, in wet soil or dry. Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is evergreen, with a beautiful dark blue-green color year round. In the winter small maroon-colored flowers bloom on the arching stems, bringing winter color when not much else is blooming. It is low growing, reaching only 2 feet high or so, but it spreads a good 5 feet. The ‘Vintage Jade’ Distylium stays in neat, graceful mounds adding a touch of ‘formal wildness’ to your hedges. Catch the wave before the rest of the country does! This is bound to be a favorite plant of landscapers and home gardeners soon. Don’t wait and order yours now before we sell out of our limited supply. * First Editions® Plants * Evergreen foliage and maroon winter flowers * Graceful mounding shape * Super hardy and super easy.
3-Season Color and Spring Flowers Your Glow Girl Spirea, Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor Gold’, is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. A few of these would be perfect for a colorful, low-growing hedge along your sidewalk. Glow Girl would also do well along the edge of your flower bed, or place a few in containers for your back patio. No matter where you place these versatile shrubs, you’re sure to enjoy the vibrant splash of color they’ll bring to your home this year. Your Glow Girl Spirea, just as the name implies, will “glow” with color from spring through fall. It all begins when the vibrate foliage celebrates spring with a delightful, reddish tint to its light green foliage. The eye-catching display will soon become dotted with tiny buds, dusted in scarlet, that open mid-spring into ¾-inch corymbs of pristine white. Your yard’s pollinators will appreciate these early flowers as much as you, especially as they persist into early summer. You may even prolong your blooms with some simple deadheading after the blooms have faded. As summer progresses, your lime green foliage will adopt an elegant golden tone until turning brilliant orange for autumn…a brilliant send-off as winter approaches. Glow Girl Spirea will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a mounded habit with a compact form. Glow Girl is quite hardy and can adapt to a variety of soils. Butterflies and birds enjoy its flowers, but deer tend to pass it by. If you’re looking for a tough little shrub that won’t require much care, and yet provide color for your yard in three seasons, Glow Girl Spirea is a great choice. Not only will it be a variable and lively dash of color spring through fall, but it will even grace your yard with enchanting spring flowers. Plant one today and begin enjoying the grace and color of this remarkable shrub. * White spring flowers * Colorful foliage * Cold hardy * Deer resistant * Works well in containers.