Put This Christmas Tree On Your Wish List You couldn’t ask Santa for a better evergreen. The Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Glauca’, grows into the classic Christmas tree shape – no pruning required! They grow impressively tall (30 – 60 feet) but they have a small footprint, only growing 10 – 20 feet wide. What really makes the Clorado Blue Spruce tree stand out of the crowd of other evergreens is the beautifully different color. It’s greenish. It’s blueish. It’s silvery. It shines next to dark greens and makes the autumn reds, yellows and oranges around it pop. It is just as striking in the winter as it is in the summer – maybe more so, since it sparkles covered in snow or next to brown, bare branches. The Colorado Blue Spruce makes an excellent specimen tree, truly standing out in your landscape. It also makes a formidable privacy screen or wind break if several are planted in a row. Your Colorado Blue Spruce is an impressive tree. It is cold hardy and low maintenance, requiring little more than planting it and watching it grow. It is drought tolerant and unattractive to deer. Birds and bunnies love the shelter it provides, but you don’t have to worry about them nibbling on it. As an added benefit, this tree grows perfectly shaped pinecones that make great craft projects and are attractive to wildlife. If you’d like an impressive evergreen tree with a vibrant color that requires little care, the Colorado Blue Spruce is the tree for you. Order yours early as these spectacular landscape trees are in high demand. * No Pruning Required!* Foliage Color * Cold Hardy * Wildlife Interest.
Breathtaking Spring Flowers on a Fast Growing Tree Here 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 .
A Fast-Growing Tree with Ornamental Bark The Heritage Birch tree, Betula nigra ‘Cully’, is a fast-growing cultivar of River Birch tree. It would do well as a specimen planting for your yard, especially in low areas or along a pond or stream. The Heritage Birch tree is a type of River Birch that is faster-growing and has larger and shinier leaves than other River Birch. In fact, depending upon where you live, you may see it grow up to 30 inches a year! Its exceptional feature is the exfoliating bark that will create an unusual visual affect for your yard year round. Layers of brown and salmon peel from the trunk to reveal the creamy bark inside, creating a shaggy appearance that is sure to draw your eye from wherever you are in your yard. The Heritage Birch trees can grow to 60 feet in height with a 40 foot spread to its narrow, pyramidal form. You can grow it as a single or multi-stemmed tree. The foliage is a rough triangle shape that turns a pleasant yellow in the fall. It is disease and pest resistant, and many types of birds value it for nesting, seed and cover. Several butterfly species also value it as a larval food source, and it’s deer resistant. The Heritage Birch tree is a fast-growing, carefree, hardy tree that stops people in their tracks when they notice the unique exfoliated bark. It would be an excellent choice for your yard as a tree that has year-round interest. * Fast-Growing * Ornamental bark * Fall color.
The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle ,Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Pocomoke’, is a true dwarf crape myrtle that was released by the U.S. National Arboretum. Being a unique dwarf-size, multi-stemmed shrub , Pocomoke Crape Myrtle shrubs displays deep rosy pink blooms all through summer, until frost. This drought tolerant shrub is great for small areas, in containers, or it can also be planted in groups to create a low hedge. The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle shrub needs full sun and well drained soil. Allow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. This cold hardy plant has dark green foliage that turns rich bronze-red in fall. The Pocomoke Crape Myrtle is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings and community plantings. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups, and if they are used for hedges, plant them 2 to 3 feet apart. * Dwarf* Drought tolerant* Summer Flowering* Fall Color* Waterwise .
Fast growing, flowering tree of tropical characteristics that is anything but common. If you are in the market for a beautiful tropical-looking tree, you won’t find a better tree at a better price than this right now. Even though Mimosa’s look tropical they are hardy to at least zone 6. They thrive in heat (but a freeze won’t kill them), laugh at humidity and sail through drought. The head-turning flowers are like silk tassels. These are conversation starters for sure! They grow QUICKLY to be 20 – 25 feet tall and make stunning shade trees for your yard. Also called a Silk Tree or Persian Silk Tree, they will provide you with a rounded, expansive crown for shade within only 3-5 years. Hummingbirds and butterflies love them. The flat, brown seed pods that form in the fall provide food for wildlife in fall and winter months, too. Order yours at this great price today. You can’t go wrong with the Mimosa Tree for with its fast-growing nature and year-round appeal. * SUPER fast-growing * Hardy for most soil types * Stunning flowers and leaves.
Dwarf Evergreen The Mugo Pine is a dwarf evergreen tree. Plant a few as an evergreen boarder along your home, or just one as a specimen plant in a side yard to offset seasonal plantings. Your Mugo Pine is a popular evergreen and increasingly used for more than just household foundation plantings. It’s often underestimated because it doesn’t have showy flowers or fall color. However, it does have a highly-adaptable nature, and is hardy and carefree while maintaining excellent color and form all year. In its mountain native habitat, the Mugo Pine can grow up to 20 feet tall. However, your Mugo Pine is a low growing variety, reaching 3 – 5 feet in height but spreading twice as wide. It has a dense growth habit and rounded nature. The 2-inch needles are dark green, providing a vibrant appearance year-round. In the mountains it often grows in rocky, shallow soil so you don’t have to worry about having particularly rich soil for your little evergreen to flourish. It’s very hardy and won’t give you any trouble or require special care. Your Mugo Pine adapts well to shearing, so you can feel comfortable pruning it into a tight, compact mound if you prefer or just keep it within particular confines. All in all, the Mugo Pine is an outstanding choice for a small shrub that will be a stable, standard feature in your yard year-round without any special care from you. *Evergreen*Hardy*Deer Resistant .
The Natchez Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Natchez’, is a handsome, summer-flowering, deciduous small tree or shrub. It has unusually large, beautiful white blooms in comparison to the standard White Crape Myrtle! Like the standard White Crape Myrtle, the Natchez Crape Myrtle is sought after for its beauty and low maintenance, as well as the long bloom period (from summer to frost). Crape Myrtle Natchez trees provides an excellent winter interest that comes from the attractive, exfoliating, reddish-brown bark. Like other crape myrtle trees, the Crape Myrtle Natchez is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings and community plantings. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups, and looks attractive when underplanted with a ground cover. Crape myrtle leaves are oval and 1 to 2 inches long; they are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring and become yellow, orange or red before falling late in autumn. Natchez Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and if they are used for hedges plant them 4 to 5 feet apart. * Handsome plant* Excellent winter interest* Low maintenance* Summer Flowering* Fall Color * Waterwise .
Fast Growing Ornamental Thrives in Full Sun Currently one of the country’s most popular ornamental trees, a real standout specimen. The beautifully creamy-white exfoliating bark is unmatched by any other similar tree. Dura Heat® has a denser, greener foliage canopy than older birches and is quite tolerant of hot temperatures, as the name implies. Hardy for most all U.S. climate zones, it is fast-growing, well-forked, wind- and ice-resistant, and puts on a show of butter-yellow leaves in the fall. ‘Dura Heat’ stands up to leaf spot, but doesn’t like shade, so give it full sun, with moist soil if possible. This magnificent tree should be planted in groves of three to five for best effect, and works well in tall/narrow spaces, woodland/wetland areas and around manmade water features. The non-toxic trees are safe near horses and livestock. Underplant with maidenhair ferns or purple wintercreeper, as many professional landscapers do. * Great fall color* Fast growing* Unique bark .
Long Lasting Ruby Red Spring Blooms The Red Flowering Dogwood Tree (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’) is a traditional dogwood in an exceptional color that offers year-round interest. You will know that spring has truly arrived when your Red Flowering Dogwood leaps into action. Gorgeous ruby red blooms will cover the tree starting before the leaves appear and lasting long after other spring bloomers quit. To add to this spectacular show the new foliage starts out red then matures to a glossy emerald green. The red and green leaves form the most perfect backdrop to the pink and crimson blossoms that last well into the season. As proof of their beauty, The Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, GA brings visitors from far and wide to celebrate this trees brilliant flowering period. In fall your Red Flowering Dogwood will transform again. Its leaves turn stunning shades of bright scarlet, burgundy and amber. Sure to brighten even the furthest corner of your yard. The Red Flowering Dogwood will start to shed its leaves in late fall when glossy, ruby red fruit will be revealed. Not only will the branches provide a feast for songbirds, they will also be a wonderful addition to you winter décor. The Red Flowering Dogwoods size makes it easy to add to any landscape. Plant it near a patio or window where you can enjoy it all year long. * Deer resistant* Drought tolerant* Pest and disease resistant* Patio Tree.
Fast Growing, Long Lived, Hardy Evergreen A Canadian Hemlock in your yard brings an element of strength and grace to your landscape. Canadian Hemlocks have been known to live in excess of 800 years with their 75 foot height and 30 foot spread. It’s an impressive tree with its strong, straight pyramidal shape supported by one central trunk. Your Hemlock’s branches can extend all the way to the ground, and the soft, spray-like foliage endows it with an element of graceful elegance. It’s one of those rare evergreen trees that is a beauty to behold in almost any landscape and in any season. Wildlife love Canadian Hemlocks, and the birds will especially appreciate your adding one to your home’s landscape. A variety of small mammals will also appreciate a quick nibble on its foliage in the winter to hold them over into spring. Your Canadian Hemlock is a fast growing evergreen that will even grow well in shady conditions. You can transplant it easily, and if you prefer a particular shape, it tolerates pruning well. Fast growing, long lived and attractive to both humans and wildlife…this evergreen seems to have it all. Give one a home today. * Fast-growing * Long-lived * Hardy * Wildlife interest.
Colorful, Hardy Ornamental The Crape Myrtle is a deciduous small tree or shrub that provides brilliant color all summer long. Plant one in your ornamental bed or anywhere you’d enjoy an enduring splash of color. The best feature of the Crape Myrtle is certainly the stunning scarlet performance it enacts each year. Beginning in early summer and continuing into the fall, your Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its clusters of crimson blossoms that appear as fiery plumes at the tips of its branches. The crepe-like flowers are delicate and robust at the same time, and sure to turn the heads of any passer-by. Crape Myrtle grows 10-20 feet in height with an 8-10 foot spread. It won’t give you any trouble if you chose to prune it to a small shape, and it’s drought tolerant and quite hardy. You’ll love how the Crape Myrtle seems to be always awash in color. Even the leaves start out as a charming bronze in the spring. They then transition into a verdant green that endures throughout the summer months. When fall arrives your Myrtle will once again immerse itself in color as its leaves transform into brilliant reds and yellows. The fruits begin as a green capsule that eventually turns black and often remains on the bare branches into winter, giving your Crape Myrtle the delightful appearance of a decorated tree. The Crape Myrtle has something to offer whatever the season, and it will certainly offer you enjoyment for years to come. * Year round color* Hardy.
Fast-Growing Tree with Ornamental White Bark Paper Birch is a fast-growing tree with particularly ornamental bark. One would be a handsome addition to your front yard where passers-by could enjoy its ornamental features year-round. It’s a wonderful compliment to other plantings and provides vibrant fall color. Your Paper Birch tree is obviously noted for its white bark, unique to other plantings in your yard. The “papery” bark tends to peel, revealing reddish-brown bark underneath. This creates a two-toned effect that is simply breathtaking in the common landscape. As your Paper Birch matures, black horizontal lines will appear to contrast with the white, adding even more ornamental appeal. The dark-green, lightly-toothed leaves turn a stunning golden hue in autumn, spicing up your yard before they fall to reveal more of the beautiful bark for your enjoyment during the winter months. Paper Birch trees are the most widely distributed (east to west), of all North American birches. The graceful form and attractive white bark of Paper Birch make it a prized species for ornamental plantings and landscaping around homes and public buildings. Your Paper Birch will grow to about 70 feet tall with a 40 foot spread. It can grow in many conditions, but doesn’t do well with drought. It has many uses beyond the ornamental. It’s well known as firewood that will burn even when wet, valued for use in future and even used in popsicle sticks. The syrup is often used as a delicious topping (much like maple syrup), and can also be made into candles. A tree with unique ornamental appeal, and a variety of uses, the Paper Birch is a valuable asset for any yard, and will likely be one of your favorites! * Ornamental bark* Fast-growing* Variety of uses.
Fragrant Tree with Inspiring Display Spring through Summer People treasure their Magnolias for their magnificent strength, fantastically fragrant blossoms and their incomparable beauty. This tree will provide a pleasing background for shrubs in your yard, particularly needle evergreens. With its polished evergreen foliage and inescapable perfume, this is one of the most breathtaking native trees for Southern landscapes. It will readily adapt to most soils, moisture fluctuations and light conditions, though it prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil and plenty of sun. The Southern Magnolia Tree will provide you with excellent performance without a lot of fuss. It will readily adapt to most soils, and is tolerant of moisture fluctuations and even a variety of light conditions. Pest problems are virtually non-existent with this tree, so you won’t have to worry about costly products or spending your time on application. It should be planted where lowest branches can grow to the ground because it is difficult to grow anything underneath. * Flowering Tree* Fragrant Flowers* Evergreen.
Beautiful Double Blooms Blanket Each Branch Double Flowering Plum is the tree form of an ornamental shrub. It would make a spectacular specimen tree for your front yard where it can be enjoyed by your family and neighbors alike. Few spring-blooming trees get the reaction that this one does! You can count on your Double Flowering Plum to put on quite a show with its gorgeous double, candy-pink flowers that seem to blanket each branch with fat pom-poms of color. From a distance, a stand of these trees in your yard will look like a pink cotton cloud. Even without the spectacular flowers your Double Flowering Plum is a beautiful tree. Its foliage is more of a grass-green than dark green, and transforms to an attractive yellow-bronze color in the fall. It can take a lot of abuse in terms of soil condition, so you won’t have to worry about spending your time and money to keep this beauty thriving. The Double Flowering Plum tends toward a round shape and is a robust grower. *Gorgeous Flowers*Fall Color .
An Award-Winning Street Tree Do you have a challenging site for a tree? Perhaps it’s windy. Maybe it’s too wet or too dry. Does the tree need to live in the ‘hell-strip’ between the sidewalk and the street? How about a small patio yard in a big city? Are you concerned about smog or salt? Well, the Greenspire® Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’) is one of the most adaptable trees you’ll find. It is a fantastic shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape. It is very tidy and low-maintenance. It adapts to many different landscape situations, not minding the soil condition, as long as it is in full sun. Greenspire makes an excellent lawn or street specimen tree, and does great by a pool or deck. One of Greenspire’s best assets is the fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in early summer when few other trees are in bloom. Then, the dark green heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. This tree is such a great tree to grow that it is included on many cities “Best Trees” planting lists. It has a strong central trunk, and nice high branches, starting to branch out at 6 feet above the ground. This makes it perfect for parking areas and parks, as well as your yard. Add a Greenspire Linden to your landscape this year and don’t worry about that troublesome spot again. * Fall color* Heart Shaped Leaves* Fragrant Summer Flowers.