Small Ornamental Tree with Outstanding Winter Interest The Winter King Hawthorn is a small ornamental tree with particular winter interest. It would do well anywhere you’d like an ornamental tree but don’t have much room. The outstanding feature of your Hawthorn is its winter features. The silver-grey bark tends to peel, revealing an inner peachy-copper hue. This is best exposed after the dark green leaves transform to their golden reds in autumn and fall to the ground. The younger branches tend toward a lighter green shade, giving your Hawthorn additional color and contrast. It’s in autumn when you’ll also notice the ½ inch bright red berries. The berries remain through the winter and are a welcome treat for your wildlife. Your Winter King Hawthorn can reach a height of 30 feet with an equal spread. The 2 inch glossy green leaves with serrated edges do a terrific job of filling out the canopy, aiding in the dense growth pattern of your tree. You’ll love the clusters of ¾ inch white flowers that appear, their gentle fragrance a welcome addition to your spring yard. The Winter King Hawthorn is a hardy tree that is relatively small in stature but will still provide you with year-round interest. However, the time it truly shines is in the winter. A Hawthorn in your yard during the winter months has the effect of a silvery-grey tree decorated with dangling red berries. It truly is a “winter king” among trees in the usually barren cold landscape, and a must-have for your yard this year. * Outstanding winter interest * Year-round interest * Great for wildlife * Hardy.
An Interesting and Beautiful Accent Tree The Purpleleaf Sandcherry – Tree Form is a deciduous tree, trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. It makes a popular, colorful accent tree with a rounded habit. The Purpleleaf Sandcherry (Tree Form) is excellent for adding lasting color to a garden! Displaying elegant purple-pink flowers in spring, it has burgundy/purple foliage all summer. This is a relatively low maintenance tree that needs full sun and well-drained soil; is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. *Purple Foliage*Spring Blooms*Great Accent Tree .
Makes your wishes come true! A magnolia tree with full-sized flowers in a dreamy color with an even dreamier scent that is small enough to fit into the smallest garden space? You wish! Well, your wish is our command! Genie Magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Genie’ PP# 20,748) makes that wish come true. Only reaching 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, this little magnolia tree will astound you with its huge flower power and ability to fit into almost any landscape. Genie’s petite size makes it a natural for the front yard, but try it in a border or as a foundation tree, too. It can even thrive in a large container by the patio. You want to plant it where you can see – and smell! – the gorgeous flowers that Genie is covered with in the spring. The luscious maroon color is deeper than most magnolias and looks great in the landscape. Try cutting a few and bringing them inside for effortless and unforgettable centerpieces. Expect a big flush in spring and then again in mid-summer, a welcome treat when other trees have stopped flowering. Genie Magnolia tree has all of the romance and great form of bigger magnolias and is just as weather tough. You’ll love having this beauty in your garden. Don’t let this Genie get away from you. Buy Genie Magnolia from us today! * Petit tree perfect for any garden space * Gorgeous scented maroon blooms * Easy care * Full sun or dappled shade * Great in container.
You have never seen a flower display like this! Here you go… an interesting, unusual, rare, weeping form of a small ornamental tree for your landscape. Once you see Markey’s Pink Parasol® Japanese Snowbell plant, you two will join us in celebrating its beauty. The obvious attraction is the flower display. Clean, crisp and waxy looking flowers hang like bells in profusion from the stems. The display is unbeatable. Even the flower buds are amazing. You have never seen a flower display like this! Incredible flowers blushed with pink and the fragrance is cotton candy. The flowers for Marley’s Pink Parasol open late May into mid-June. There are a lot of beautiful flowering smaller ornamental trees available, but few that can hold a candle to this one. Marley’s Pink Parasol Japanese Snowbell’s beautiful weeping form ends up becoming a piece of sculpture for your yard or garden. It is the best way to present the flowers on the weeping form which hang from the branches beautifully. This is the perfect plant to be used as a specimen in a place of distinction in your yard. A perfect specimen to highlight a berm. An excellent plant to include near your patio planting to enjoy the great form and amazing flower display. They can also be planted in patio pots because of their compact size and amazing flower and form for the perfect specimen to highlight and area that you use a lot. The leaves are more elongated and wider than other Japanese Snowbells. They are dark green and shiny really the perfect background for the flowers to show up best. The leaves and plant is relatively pest free and is a long-lived tree. Marley’s Pink Parasol likes a somewhat protected site with a nice moist soil that has good organic matter and will appreciate mulch on the root zone. Full sun and even part shade. *Incredible hanging bell-like pink blushed flowers*Beautiful weeping form*Shiny green leaves attractive all season long*Long lived and relatively pest free.
Brilliant Summer Color The Pink Crape Myrtle is a deciduous tree that provides brilliant color all summer long. Plant one anywhere you’d enjoy an enduring splash of color. Beginning in early summer and continuing into the fall, your Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its clusters of pink blossoms that appear as beautiful plumes at the tips of its branches. After flowers fade and fall from the tree, fruit remains in the form of small brown capsules. These fruits remain throughout the winter providing winter interest along with the attractive, exfoliating bark which peels away to expose a trunk which ranges in color from many handsome shades of brown to gray. 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. 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. 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* Drought tolerant .
Spectacular Fast Growing Tree with Unique Spring Flowers The Saucer Magnolia is a beautiful ornamental tree that would serve as a lovely specimen plant for your front or side yard. The Magnolia prefers a bit of protection, so placement beside your house or outbuilding would be good choice. The most endearing feature of this tree is its early spring cup-like blossoms that are white with a purple blush. The unique 6-10 inch blooms lend the tree an enchanting appearance as the flowers appear like delicate goblets placed among the leafless branches. The sweet fragrance will soon draw nectar and pollen-gathering insects to your yard. Hummingbirds will particularly love to sip from the blossomed cups as the Magnolia’s serves up its spring bounty. As summer advances, vibrant 6 inch long, medium green leaves will fill out your Magnolia. It can reach a height of 25 feet with an equal spread. Without pruning, this tree takes on a multi-stemmed branching habit that lends it a lovely rounded form, with a symmetry that will compliment any location in your yard. In the fall, your Magnolia’s leaves will turn an earthy yellow-brown, to accent the more common brighter fall colors. The Saucer Magnolia is a beautiful ornamental tree for your yard with unique spring flowers you’ll enjoy for years to come. * Unique spring display* Fall color* Sweet fragrance .
Nature Hills Online Exclusive!Stunning Native Tree Grows From Canada to Deep South Many times a gorgeous native plant gets overlooked for a non-native that gets more press. White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus, var. maritimus) is one of those plants. Native to America these beauties are perfect for spots where you might want to plant a Japanese maple (or where your current Japanese maple is suffering). The Fringe Tree grows to 20 feet high in full sun or part shade. It can be trained as single trunked or multi-stemmed, too. This is often the last tree to leaf out in the spring, but when it does it simultaneously covers itself in white spring blooms, and these abundant blooms are impressive! They give the whole tree an appearance of being laced with elaborate white fringe, which is where it gets its name. The pleasantly-fragrant flowers give over to clusters of olive-like fruits which ripen to a dark navy blue in late summer, an event eagerly anticipated by local birds and wildlife. The White Fringe Tree is a deciduous tree, so it drops its leaves in late autumn, but not until they’ve turned a golden-yellow. This is a great non-fussy tree. Plant it in small groups of three or four along a woodland border, a driveway or by a pond. They make great seasonal hedges and yard dividers and excel as specimen trees in your borders. Order your today! * Gorgeous native tree * Show-stopping spring flowers * Japanese Maple alternative.
A Beautiful, Non-Fruiting Crabapple The Spring Snow Crabapple (fruitless) explodes with stunning fragrant double white flowers along its branches; the short flower stalks create a garland of blooms. You can enjoy the display of pure white flowers without the concern of a mess on patios and in courtyards because this tree is fruitless! It has a good resistance to rust and mildew. Snow White is a dense, oval upright tree with bright green leaves, turning yellow in the fall. It is one of the best ornamental trees for winter interest because this hardy crabapple has a branch structure that creates interesting forms. Plant Snow White in a location with full sun and well drained soil, and use it as a privacy fence or as an accent plant. This is a low-branched tree, so keep in mind that it will block a view. *Double Blooms*No Fruit*Fall Color .
Exceptional Shade Tree with a Variety of Uses American Linden, also known as Basswood, is a popular specimen or shade tree. One would look terrific in your front or side yard. This stately tree begins pyramidal and becomes more gently rounded with maturity. Its large, heart-shaped leaves are serrated and a vibrant green, darker on top with lighter tones beneath. Fragrant cymes of yellow-hued blossoms dangle from the grey/brown branches in spring, an attractive lure to pollinators. In fact, Linden trees are sometimes so abundantly laden with bees in spring that the humming can be heard from quite a distance away! The flowers give way to small nutlets attached to 5-inch “wings” in late summer. As autumn approaches, the Linden’s foliage transitions to subtle yellow hues. American Linden will reach heights of 90 feet with a 45-foot spread. It’s fast-growing and quite hardy. Linden doesn’t mind a bit of drought and can adapt to a variety of soils and conditions. It’s also a versatile tree, with sap that can be made into syrup, and its lightweight wood valued for such items as shipping boxes. Bees cultivate the pollen for honey that is so prized it’s considered “gourmet”. If you’re considering a shade tree, why choose something that only provides shade? Choose an American Linden, a tree that provides shade, stately beauty…and so much more. * Outstanding shade tree * Fragrant flowers * Fast growing * Drought tolerant * Adaptable to a variety of soils * Wildlife interest.
A Fragrant Tree with Many Uses The Sassafras tree is a medium-sized tree valued for its many unique features. It starts out with a shrub-like appearance, so would do well in a naturalized area of your landscape or a backyard setting. The overwhelming positive feature of this tree in one word is “fragrant”. You’ll love the green-yellow flowers that appear in the spring. Their gentle sweetness will draw the attention of bees and butterflies from miles around. It’s one of the few trees that’s attracts the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. You’ll marvel at the adorable mitten-shaped leaves that emit a delightful scent when crushed in your hand. Even the twigs and bark, resplendent in their rich mahogany hues, are aromatic. Your entire Sassafras tree is a study in beauty and scent! When fall arrives, you’ll enjoy watching birds and other wildlife flock to the tiny dark blue berries that stand upright on red stalks from your tree’s branches. The mitten leaves will transform your autumn landscape with variations of red to yellow before relaxing into winter’s rest. Your Sassafras is an amazing tree with a rich history in lore and uses. Native Americans used the tree extensively, and many people still do today. It’s often called the “root beer tree” because of the flavor it produces, especially when made into a tea. The leaves are dried, crushed and used in recipes such as traditional gumbo, candies and jelly. The Sassafras tree can grow to 70 feet and has an irregular crown. It’s considered pest free and hardy. Plant one today and treat yourself to years of fragrant beauty and fascinating benefits. * Fragrant features * Spring and fall color * Pest free .
Clouds of Pink Flowers in Spring! Dogwoods are perfect yard trees in the US. Not only are they native, which makes them super adaptable to almost any space, but they are absolutely, jaw-dropping gorgeous in the spring. Stellar Pink® Dogwood (Cornus ‘Rutgan’ STELLAR PINK) is a cross between these American natives and Japanese native dogwood and the results will take your breath away. Great in a sunny or semi-shady spot in your yard, these stunning trees will grow 25 feet high and wide. They look beautiful in the perennial border or as a foundation tree and excel as a light shade tree during the hot summer months. But, oh, those blooms! Every spring Stellar Pink® flowering dogwood tree covers itself in soft pink blossoms just after the tree leaves out (a sure sign of its Japanese heritage.) Make sure you plant the tree somewhere where you can enjoy them up close. They are simple, but beautiful, flowers. Improved disease resistance and low maintenance, all these trees really require is adequate water during the hot summer months. Plant them singly as specimens or in groups for a show-stopping woodland garden. The US native parentage means that these will do well in most gardens. They are hot sellers, so order yours early for the best spring bloom! * Beautiful small tree* Spring flowers* Easy care* Native.
Ornamental Tree with Delicious Fruit The Paw Paw is an ornamental, fruit-bearing tree. It’s sure to turn heads if planted near your street or by the front entrance of your home. Planting a Paw Paw is a great way to bring a bit of tropical allure to your yard without concerns about harsh weather. The Paw Paw can tolerate cold temperatures, even as low as -25F. Of course it’s most popular feature is the fruit it produces in the fall. You’ll adore the short stubby-banana shape and creamy consistency of the custard-like fruit. The unique taste must be tried to be truly appreciated. People describe it as a banana-like flavor with melon, vanilla or even pineapple accents. As if the tropical look and delicious fruit isn’t enough, in the spring your Paw Paw will reward you with the most delightful 1-inch bell-shaped flowers. These deep-purple gems start to appear before your Paw Paw leafs out, so your view of their exquisite charm won’t be obscured. In the fall the leaves your Paw Paw will gift you with yet another thrill when its leaves brighten your autumn landscape with their yellow brilliance. The Paw Paw is a tropical-looking hardy tree with a lot to offer. You just can’t go wrong planting the incredible Paw Paw tree. * Spring and fall color * Edible fruit * Hardy and cold tolerant .
A Tree for All Seasons! Amur Chokecherry is a large shrub or medium tree with ornamental qualities. Its smaller size makes it ideal for your patio or side yard. You could also use it as a specimen tree in a visible location where its 4-season interest can be enjoyed. The Amur Chokecherry has a lot to offer year-round. Beginning in spring, dense 3-inch racemes of pristine, white blossoms herald the new season with their fragrance and delicate beauty. The flowers soon transition to small drupes that ripen from red to black in July, and can be used in tasty jams and jellies. 3-inch, oblong leaves of delightful, light green hues fill out the tree in summer, turning to shades of yellow for fall. However, of all the benefits of this remarkable tree, the bark is perhaps the most beloved. Similar to a Birch tree, the Amur Chokecherry’s bark peels to reveal various shades of bronze and orange—a stunning display throughout the year, but especially during the winter months when it infuses color into the barren landscape. Amur Chokecherry will grow to about 25 feet in height with a variable width (depending upon if grown as a shrub or tree). It’s a hardy tree that tolerates some cold, drought and salt conditions. It’s also pest resistance, so you’re less likely to have to spray it. Small mammals and birds love to partake of its fruit, so Chokecherry is even beneficial for your yard’s wildlife. Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur Chokecherry will bring you interest and enjoyment for years to come. * Spring flowers* Fragrant* Decorative bark* Edible fruit* Moderate salt tolerance* Fall interest* Winter interest* Cold tolerant* Pest resistance* Some drought tolerance* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Wildlife interest.
Small Ornamental Tree with Seasonal Interest The Oklahoma Redbud, Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’, is a small deciduous tree with seasonal interest. It would look lovely in a formal setting by your patio or walkway, or scatter a few about the lawn for a more naturalized effect. Redbuds are highly prized for the amount of color they produce in the spring and fall. Small enough to grow in a variety of locations in your yard, the Oklahoma Redbud is an excellent understory plant growing 15-25 feet tall with a 15-20 foot spread. When spring arrives, your Oklahoma Redbud tree will put on quite a show. Watch as tiny pink/red blooms seem to overpower the branches, covering them in radiant floral beauty. Dark green and intensely shiny, the heart-shaped leaves emerge soon after. The leaves leaf out into a rounded, irregular crown that is the Redbud’s summer glory. Adding to that glory in your yard, 3-inch seedpods will soon appear. The pods will remain a lovely lavender color through the summer and into the winter months. When autumn arrives, your Redbud will treat you to a variety of hues ranging from reds and purples to shades of orange. Oklahoma Redbud flowers and seeds are reportedly edible, with the flowers having a somewhat nutty flavor. Various parts of the tree have been used medicinally in the past as well. Of course if you’re not inclined to use the Redbud seeds, your backyard birds will certainly take care of them for you. The Oklahoma Redbud takes up very little room, but offers you so much in return. Plant one today and enjoy their rare and interesting beauty. * Spring color* Interesting seed pods* Fall color.