Stunning deep pink blooms on dark maroon foliage Crape Myrtles are queens in the gardening world. They are always dependable bloomers that come back year after year to fill the garden borders with color from both flowers and foliage. Black Diamond ‘Majestic Pink’ Crape Myrtle is a newer version of this favorite plant, with stunning maroon foliage that is so dark it is almost black and masses of gorgeous deep pink blooms that keep coming from spring to fall.‘Majestic Pink’ really shines in the landscape. The flowers are so striking against the foliage. Try it lining a fence or driveway. Let it grow to its full height for a screen or prune it hard for an unbelievably pretty hedge. It also makes quite a statement if you grow it in a large pot by the patio.Black Diamond crape myrtles are easy to care for, are bred to be disease resistant and drought tolerant once they are established and are prolific rebloomers. You will be stunned by the amazing color contrast this shrub brings to your home garden. Order yours today! * Dark, dramatic foliage spring to summer * Stunning pink flowers all season * Great in containers.
Tough and handsome!Dogwoods can often appear dainty, with their thinner limbs and beautiful, soft-petal flowers. Cherokee Brave Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Comco No. 1’) turns that perception on its head! This dogwood is one tough tree. Here are the reasons we love Cherokee Brave:1. It is super cold hardy. – It thrives up to zone 5 and will stand up to weather conditions that will make most other dogwoods shrivel in fear and die. Ice, snow and freezing temps won’t knock Cherokee Brave down.2. The flowers are unique – The big blossoms have an interesting red glow that fades to a white center. Stunning in the garden or vase.3. Early blooming – Cherokee Brave Dogwoods bloom reliably earlier in the spring than many other dogwoods. They also leaf-out earlier shaking off the gray days of winter.4. Great fall color – come Autumn the leaves turn a beautiful shade of maroon that really lights up the garden.5. Winter berries – after the leaves drop Cherokee Brave has red berries and soft grey bark that is striking in the winter landscape and provides food for birds and other wildlife.6. Low maintenance – very easy to care for once established. Pest resistant, disease resistant and drought tolerant.7. Small size – Cherokee Brave only grows 20 to 30 feet tall so it fits perfectly into any sized landscape.This will be a prized tree in your garden. Don’t wait and order yours today! * Very easy to grow* Color all year* Spring flowers* Fall foliage* Winter berries.
A tough tree for tough climates! Sensation Boxlelder Maple (Acer negundo ‘Sensation’) is a pretty tree that can handle tough climates without skipping a beat. Maple trees are easy to grow and are used all over North America. They are native selections so you know that they will do well. They thrive from Canada to Guatemala. Maples are known for the color of the fall leaves and Sensation is no exception. In the fall it unleashes a brilliant display of rich red leaves that are a classic fall garden look. The leaves come out a soft copper-red in the spring and quickly change to a refreshing green with just a hint of copper undertones for the summer. Sensation Boxelder will quickly reach 30-35 feet. It is a great landscape tree and casts nice shade. It’s nicely sized for a garden bed or border. Where this tree really shines is in areas that have challenging climates. It hardy to zone 4 (-40 degrees and more) and it is water-wise too. Once it is established it is relatively drought tolerant. It is super easy to care for and thrives in sun or part shade. Several lining a long drive are picture perfect in any season.Sensation Boxelder is a great tree for your landscape. Don’t wait until we sell out. Order yours today!* Rich red fall color* Great for smaller spaces* Attracts birds* Easy care and hardy* Year-round interest.
A ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Tree Rose for your HomeOur Drop Dead Red Rose, Rosa “WEKcharlie’, is the tree form of the popular floribunda rose variety. It would look fantastic on your front porch and be a magnificent addition to your rose or perennial garden.Drop Dead Red Rose Tree is so spectacular it should be in a class by itself! Its velvety-red, double blooms repeat all summer long and into early fall. Each medium/large blossom features a 25-30 petal count of deep red color that’s so resilient it remains true right until the end.The roses appear singly or in clusters, their sweet fragrance a lure to both pollinators and garden guests alike. Bring a few inside to enjoy their subtle fragrance day and night, as they make an exceptional cut flower as well. This remarkable rose variety grows on a 24-inch trunk. Its glossy, dark green foliage provides a lovely backdrop for the prolific and durable blossoms that can even withstand rain.Drop Dead Red Rose Tree has good disease resistance, is adaptive to a variety of soils and can live up to 30 years in optimal conditions. It’s even urban-tolerant, so would serve as a beautiful accent on an apartment balcony. Drop Dead Red Tree is a terrific investment for any rose lover, and this tree form is especially impressive. A repeat-blooming, long-lived floribunda in tree form with jaw-dropping red roses–Drop Dead Red is certainly a one-of-a-kind, must-have garden choice!* Prolific, long-lasting roses * Rose color doesn’t fade * Decorative tree form * Fragrant * Good disease resistance * Long-lived * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Urban tolerant.
‘Caroliniana’ is a healthier eastern-states cousin from the birch family, lacking the insect and disease problems that plague the species at large. Here is a pleasing small-to-medium tree with fresh green summer foliage and a show of yellow to either orange or fire-engine red come fall. When mature, the shape can range from rounded to a broader, elliptical form. Its biggest benefit is its surprising shade tolerance — it will thrive, even under the canopy of other trees — but will be happiest in partial shade. ‘Caroliniana’ likes wet feet (though it can tolerate a semi-dry spot) and is partial to a slightly acid-to-neutral soil pH. If you live near a wooded area, you can count on attracting a variety of desirable game birds (wild turkey, pheasant, ruffled grouse), which will seek out the seeds and buds. Perfect as a windbreak because of its supreme resistance to splitting, and just grand-looking when planted as a grove. Zones 4-8..
Trailing Shrub with Year-Round Interest Winter Flowering Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, is a trailing shrub with superior ornamental features. Plant one near your terrace or on an arbor where it will be free to climb. These are also gorgeous on a gentle slope where the vine is free to branch out along the ground.Cultivated in China for centuries before being brought to the U.S., Winter Jasmine is an exceptional Jasmine variety, beloved especially for its winter appeal. Although particularly prized in winter, you’ll soon find that Winter Jasmine will create a lovely picture in your landscape at any time. The green stems are engaging against the drab, winter landscape, but also captivating in summer. The leaves possess an oval shape and appear in threes, with an attractive glossy appearance. In late winter, delicate blossoms form along the branches, even before the foliage appears for spring. You’ll adore the 1-inch, funnel-shaped blooms, each a lively yellow shade and appearing in abundance at a time when your other plantings are still sleeping off their winter rest. Winter Flowering Jasmine is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 4 feet in height with a 15-foot reach (when grown as a vine). If grown as a shrub, it tends to form a 6- foot mound with spreading branches. It’s perfect for a groundcover with its naturalized appearance or also works well as a climber. It’s fast growing and an easy plant to manage, requiring little time or effort. Winter Jasmine has no serious disease or pest issues, and is generally maintenance free (unless you choose to prune it to a particular shape). Jasmine is always a popular choice among gardeners, and Winter Jasmine has the added advantage of providing year-round interest with particular late winter appeal. It’s fragrance-free, but more than makes up for that lack with its winter appearance. It’s a type of Jasmine that every Jasmine lover will want to showcase in their landscape, and sure to be a favorite of in your yard this year. * Colorful shrub/vine * Fast growing * Shade tolerant * Winter interest * No disease/pest issues * Adaptive to a variety of conditions.
The Black Alder, Alnus glutinosa, is a rapid growing European native that grows as a mid-sized tree that can gets up to 40 feet tall. It thrives in truly wet soil!The Black Alder is a hardy tree, surviving northern winters well, though it does better in wet sites and can be short lived if grown in dry, stressful sites.The grayish brown bark is complemented by nutlets that mature in October and persist in pistillate catkins over winter. Black Alder is a good choice where a large windbreak is needed.The Alder is one of the few tree varieties that convert nitrogen from the soil atmosphere enabling it to grow and prosper even in adverse conditions. The Black Alder needs plenty of moisture to get established and will grow in heavily compacted soil if a moderate amount of water is available.The four-inch long leaves are dark green on the top and very light on the bottom. Greenish-yellow catkins with numerous tiny flowers are displayed in early spring. This blooming period occurs during the spring before the leaves develop; the florets are cross-pollinated by wind.* Windbreak* Rapid growing* Greenish yellow catkins.
The Helenium Mardi Gras, ‘Helenium’, a Blooms of Bressingham plant, also known as Sneezeweed or Helen’s Flower, is a very showy multicolored perennial. The flower colors are somewhat “tie-dyed”, orange-red-yellow, with a flower size of 1-2” and green foliage. ‘Mardi Gras’ blooms from late June into early August. It has a plant height of 2’ and a spread of 25”. ‘Marid Gras’ needs to be planted in full sun and in a well-drained area. Try planting Helenium in the back of the border or in mass plantings with shrubs and grasses. If one needs color added to their garden, don’t forget Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’..
Unique Fern with a Distinctive ShapeFern – Japanese Holly, Cyrtomium Fortunei, has a beautiful and distinctive shape with a few fronds forming a vaselike crown. The fronds are four to seven inches wide and a beautiful glossy dark green with four to ten pairs of leaves per pinnae. The individual pinnae are leathery, serrated with sharp points, and have a remarkable resemblance to holly leaves – thus the common name. (Older plants may have a four foot spread.) It prefers partial sun to full shade and needs soil that is moist, humus rich, with good drainage. This fern can take more sun than most ferns so you can use it in pots or in beds as a border where you normally couldn’t put a fern. However, it must be kept out of strong afternoon sun in warmer climates .Overall, this is one tough fern with ubique feature that would lbe a great addition to any yard or patio. Buy yours today!* Leaves look like hollies* Tolerates more sun than most ferns* Distinctive shape .
Brilliant yellow stays bright all season! Yellow roses have a little bit of a reputation. Difficult to grow. Don’t hold their color. Fade to white and look old on the bush. Don’t bloom as much as other roses.Well, let us introduce you to this little rebel! Oso Easy® Lemon Zest Rose (Rosa x ‘Chewhocan’) proved itself again and again in field tests. The sunny, Big-Bird yellow flowers will not fade to white as they age and pop like highlighter against the glossy green leaves.Lemon Zest is very free-flowering. It covers itself in blooms all summer and into the fall every year without fail. The blooms are self-cleaning, so you never have to prune or deadhead again! This is the winner of an Award of Excellence from the American Rose Society, so you know that it is going to be a fantastic performer in your own garden. To get that award it had to prove itself with constant bright color and excellent disease resistance.Oso Easy roses were bred to be just that – oh-so-easy to grow. Whether you are a beginning gardener or an experienced rosarian, these rose will make your garden shine! Use them as a low flowering hedge along a fence or driveway. Put them in pots by the front door. Group them under your favorite tree. Lemon Zest is sure to please and will keep the color coming all season! * Very easy care * 2’-3’ tall and wide* Covered in canary-yellow flowers all summer* Disease resistant* Great in containers* Self-cleaning.
Burgundy-black foliage ads mystery! Sunjoy Todo Berberis ( Berberis x NCBX1) is a small plant that makes a huge impact in your garden beds and borders. It only grows 2’ high and 2’ wide, but visually it draws you in with its rich dark burgundy color.Sunjoy Todo is evergreen in milder climates, but even where it’s not it provides year-round interest with its round mounding form. Use a row of them as a low border, or intersperse them in your existing beds and borders for dots of deep color. Berberis is beautiful, but it does have a bite. There are nasty thorns hidden under the beautiful small leaves, but that isn’t a bad thing. On the contrary it is one of its best attributes. These are great plants to put under windows and at property edges for security. No one wants to tangle with this innocent-looking shrub once they’ve gotten nicked.Sunjoy Todo looks great with the green needles of true evergreens or with the yellow-greens of other shrubs and perennials. The color is so deep that, honestly, it makes anything around it seem brighter.This is a true ‘plant-it-and-forget-it’ dwarf shrub that will add both warmth and mystery to your beds and borders (and even your pots).Order several from us today and enjoy the color show in your own garden.* Natural dwarf* Rich dark burgundy foliage* Easy care* Deer and drought resistant* Thorns for security* Semi-evergreen and non-invasive.
Fall color for the cold north!American Larch (Larix laricina) isn’t rare, but it is unique. Most conifers are evergreen. This is one of only a handful of conifers that is deciduous. That means it has great fall color just before it drops its needles for winter.American Larch trees are common in the northeast and up through Canada into Alaska. They love cool summers and cold winters. (They actually suffer in the heat and humidity south of zone 5.) In the spring the bright green needles begin to cover the tree. In the fall, they turn a golden yellow and are a great counterpoint to the reds and oranges of the broad-leaf fall color trees.This native typically grows in boggy, wet soils and poorly-drained woodlands so give it a tough wet spot in your garden and watch it thrive.American Larch will grow to be 60’ tall and looks great when grown in groups of three or more. It gives an instant natural woodland feel to your landscape. These are beautiful natives for all you northern gardeners. Order yours today and enjoy them for years to come!* Loves the cold * Quick-growing to 40’* Fall color* Ok in wet spots.
The Most Cold Hardy Banana Tree You’ll Find! Basjoo Banana, Masu ‘Basjoo’, aslo knows as the Japanese Banana, is a cold hardy, herbaceous plant. In fact, the Masu Basjoo Banana tree is said to be able to grow in all 50 states! Plant a few next to your pool or patio for that rare tropical appeal that enhances an area like no other plant. Basjoo Banana even does well in containers, creating an impressive display for your home’s front entrance. Your Masu Basjoo Banana is an impressive variety of banana to be sure! Its 2-foot wide leaves can grow up to 6 feet in length , overlapping for a trunk-like appearance at its center. Masu Basjoo grows so fast that under optimal conditions it will add both a new leaf and 2 feet of growth in a single week! Most people grow the Masu Basjoo Banana tree just for its incredible, ornamental nature and exotic foliage. In some cases, Basjoo Banana may flower in summer, displaying yellow-tinted, creamy blossoms that precede small, green fruits (that are inedible). Generally however, your Basjoo may not flower or fruit, and It’s an adaptable banana variety, and you can easily bring it indoors for winter, or even just grow it as a houseplant if you prefer. Masu Basjoo Banana will grow up to 14 feet with an equal spread. It’s fast-growing, disease resistant and extremely cold hardy (if protected, it can tolerate -20F). It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and can even tolerate a bit of drought or shade. It’s evergreen in some areas, and in colder climates will die back to the ground (for an orderly winter appearance). It’s sometimes called a “fiber banana” because it’s valued in Japan for its usefulness in fabrics…so it can even be a conversation-starter. If you’d love an exotic, tropical appearance for your home (inside or out), Masu Basjoo Banana tree is the perfect choice in a cold-hardy banana variety that you can count on for a stellar performance in your home this year! * Cold hardy * Works well in containers * Evergreen (in some areas) * Fast-growing * Can be grown as a houseplant * Adaptable to a variety of soils.
The Beauty of Hydrangeas in a Charming Tree FormThe Hydrangea Lime Light, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Lime Light’, is a vigorous, dependable grower with prolific blooms you can count on time and time again. Shaped into a charming tree form, this extraordinary hydrangea is a fast grower, and is great for ornamental accent or plant several for an informal screen.‘Lime Light’ has unique pale-green flowers that can reach 10-12″ in length in late August. These lime colored blooms are hard to find, but real standouts when you do! The bright,chartreuse blooms shine from mid to late summer, changing to a pleasing pink in the fall. You can even use the blooms for cut arrangements!This low maintenance, hardy ornamental requires little pruning. Unlike other hydrangeas, the soil pH won’t be a factor with the Limelight’s performance. This hardy tree is even more drought-tolerant than other varieties.* A wonderful show piece for any yard.* Makes a great patio tree!* Lime-Green Flowers!.
Easy to Grow Evergreen Perennial!The Liriope ‘Silver Dragon’, Liriope spicata ‘Silver dragon’, is an attractive evergreen perennial that grows 10 to 12 inches tall; has dark green, grass-like leaves that are vertically striped with white vertical striping.’Silver Dragon’ is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring; prune in winter.The erect flower spikes with pale lavender flowers appear, somewhat hidden, among the leaves in late summer. The flowers often give way to greenish berries in fall. This ‘Silver Dragon’ Liriope spreads by underground rhizomes and makes a wonderful groundcover; can be used for erosion control; also plant under tough areas such as shallow rooted trees or along ponds or streams.The bright variegated leaves make a super edging plant that highlights partially shaded beds; brings a sense of light into darker plantings or woodland gardens too.‘Silver Dragon’ can be paired with large-leafed, shade loving varieties like Heuchera, Elephant Ear and Hydrangea to set off the narrow, grass-like foliage!* Evergreen* Erect flower spikes* Berries in fall.