All-in-One Almond

All-in-One Almond
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 Grow your own almonds and reap the health benefits The All-in-one Almond (Prunus dulcis) is native to the Middle East and South Asia. It is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts. It will provide you with the amazing benefits of health-enhancing almonds for years to come.  Its versatile nature makes it ideal for your garden location where a pruned, low-growing tree would be aesthetically pleasing. It does best in zones 5-9 where it could reach 14-16 feet, providing an excellent tree to accent your garage or outbuilding. This almond tree is a fast-growing variety that dresses itself in a spectacular flowering spring display.  Hundreds of pink, apple blossom-like flowers cover the almond as the warmer weather approaches  Throughout the year the almond’s open, spreading canopy will provide a Mediteranian accent to your landscape. Autumn brings a plethora of teardrop shaped nuts, ready for harvesting. Your All in One Almond is a late bloomer, so you won’t have to worry about spring frosts hurting its production.  This is a self-pollinating variety that will provide you with a multitude of medium to large sweet almonds as early as September.   The All in One Almond also has a rich cultural history.  It has been praised for centuries for its many uses for everything from beauty creams to a folk cures.  It’s no mystery why almond trees have been highly treasured since ancient times.  It is the #1 almond for home orchards. This one will certainly make an outstanding addition to both your life and landscape. * Beautiful Spring Flowers* Compact Trere* Heavy Producer.

Hardy Pecan

Hardy Pecan
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A Multipurpose Tree with a Bountiful Harvest The Hardy Pecan is a tree that has it all—aesthetic beauty, delicious nuts with health benefits, high quality wood, and interest for wildlife.  One would look great as a central focus of your front yard, or plant several as a shady orchard in the back.  Pecans can grow to 130 feet in height with a spread of 75 feet.   The lovely medium green leaves and oval canopy will lend a lively symmetry to your landscape, providing countless hours of cool shade during those hot summer months.  You’ll be fascinated by the unique 3 inch catkins that form in the spring to hang among the branches.  From a distance it will appear as if someone decorated your tree with short braided tassels of green vegetation.  Even more amazing is the fact that these uncommon-looking “flowers” will eventually turn into nuts for a fall harvest.  As fall approaches your Pecan will adorn your yard with citrine hues.  Soon after, an abundant harvest of rich, buttery Pecans are ready to be enjoyed.   American Indians are known to have cultivated pecans as far back as the 1500’s.  They are rich in antioxidants and are reported to have many possible health benefits.  Pecans are a tasty snack and versatile for cooking in a variety of dishes. The Hardy Pecan is truly a multipurpose tree.  It will be an attractive shade tree for your home, provide interesting spring flowers and fall color…with an added benefit of a delicious fall harvest.  Even the wood of the tree is valued for making furniture or as fuel that adds flavor to smoked meats.  The Hardy Pecan is a tree that never stops giving, and will certainly be a wonderful addition to your landscape for years to come. * Edible Nuts* Large Shade Tree* Attracts Wildlife* Two or more needed for pollination .

Chinese Chestnut

Chinese Chestnut
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Delicious Nuts and Beautiful Fall Color Some trees are just workhorses. They offer something unique in all seasons. They are hardy, easy to grow, beautiful and productive. The Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) is one of those trees. Glossy green leaves throw deep, sweet shade in the summer. In the fall, neighbors will slow down to check out the shining yellow and gold leaves. When they do, you can offer them some of the delicious nuts you’ve gathered to roast come winter. (If you’ve never had chestnuts roasted on an open fire, you’re in for a treat!) It does require another Chinese Chestnut cultivar to pollinate. Chinese Chestnut trees are easy to care for lawn trees. They love well-drained, loamy soils, but do fine in drier soils in more arid climates. They don’t like wet feet, though, or being in the shade of other trees, so choose a site that offers them a little room of their own. They are a medium sized tree (40 feet tall) with a good spread and they are hardy down to -20° F. Once established they are drought tolerant. Providing them plenty of water through the growing season, though, promotes good tree growth and assures regular nut production. This is a deciduous tree, so it loses the leaves in the winter, but makes up for it with a striking bare silhouette. You might have heard of the chestnut tree blight that was so disastrous for the American Chestnut tree. The Chinese Chestnut laughs it off. If you’re looking to replace a beloved American Chestnut tree lost to blight, you can be confident with the Chinese Chestnut from Nature Hills Nursery as a replacement. This landscape workhorse would be a fine addition to your home garden, farm or orchard. * Great Shade Tree* Produces Edible Nuts* Blight Resistant* Brilliant Fall Color .

Dunstan Chestnut Trees

Dunstan Chestnut Trees
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Native Tree is Blight Resistant with HUGE Crops Chestnut trees are true American classics. In the early 1900’s chestnut trees were the most important species of tree for food and timber in the Eastern hardwood forests. In 1904 a bark fungus was introduced from the Orient that killed 30 million acres of chestnut trees in 40 short years. In the early 1950’s a man in Ohio discovered one chestnut tree alive and thriving in the middle of grove of dead and dying trees. That tree became the parent to the Dunstan Chestnut (Castanea dentata X mollissima) the best blight resistant chestnut on the market today. Native to America, these great shade trees can grow to be 50’ high. They grow from New England to Michigan, from Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Dunstan chestnuts produce very heavy crops of large, sweet nuts every year. The nuts are huge – 15 to 30 nuts/lb – and are never bland or bitter. They peel easily, too. They ripen in early fall (September/October). Dunstan Chestnuts will start producing nuts in only 3 short years after planting. For a great shade tree that bears delicious edible nuts and doesn’t even bat an eye at disease, you can’t go wrong with The Dunstan Chestnut. * 50 ft tall* Huge, sweet edible nuts* Heavy crop production.

Southern Live Oak

Southern Live Oak
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Fast Growing, Long-Lived Oak The Southern Live Oak Tree, Quercus virginiana, is a large, broad-leafed evergreen tree. Use one as a dependable shade tree for your back yard, or plant a few as an impressive property line demarcation. The U.S.S. Constitution received its nickname of “Old Ironsides” because of its Southern Live Oak hull. It’s said that the hull was so strong that cannon balls couldn’t penetrate it…and that’s just the beginning of this remarkable tree’s virtues. Your Southern Live Oak is perhaps the most spreading Oak tree available, providing both outstanding shade and an elegant appearance. It can even be expected to live over 200 years. In fact, one in Louisiana is said to have lived over 1000 years! With such a long life, it’s obviously also an exceptionally hardy tree, resistant to pests and disease so you won’t have to fuss over it as you might some other popular landscape trees. When other Oaks drop their leaves for a winter rest, Live Oak maintains its “live” appearance with vibrant, green leaves all year round. Live Oak is certainly one of the most interesting and impressive trees you’ll ever own in your yard. Your Southern Live Oak will grow up to 80 feet tall with a 90 foot spread. It has a spreading habit, is incredibly strong and adaptable to a variety of conditions. On the Gulf Coast, Southern Live Oak Trees often support many types of epiphytic plants, including Spanish moss which hangs in long, weeping garlands. With the Spanish moss spilling over its long branches, Southern Live Oak Tree has one of the most distinctive appearances of any tree, and will certainly be an awe-inspiring and picturesque addition to your landscape this year. * Green year round * Fast growing * Strong wood * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Long lived.

Pawnee Pecan Tree

Pawnee Pecan Tree
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Grows Where it’s Cold! If you’ve always wanted to grow a pecan tree, but were afraid that you lived too far north and your cold winter freezes would kill off your harvest, you will be happy to hear about Pawnee. Pawnee Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Pawnee’) grows further north than any other pecan. Handling winter temps up to zone 6 means that you can grow Pawnee in all but the coldest places. We hear reports of people getting huge fall harvests in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington! Pawnee makes a fantastic shade tree for a small yard – it only grows 20-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide – but, boy, it pack a big harvest into a little space! In the fall you will get loads of the largest and sweetest pecans you’ve ever seen. The thin shells make these big nuts easy to crack – and even easier to eat and enjoy! Commercial growers love Pawnee Pecans because they produce nuts earlier than other trees, are scab resistant and can withstand a lot of water better than other pecans – let the rain come down! You will always get a good harvest of great nuts from a happy Pawnee Pecan tree. Buy one today and see for yourself! * Beautiful shade tree* Loads of huge pecans* Reliable producer* Great sweet-nut flavor.

White Walnut Tree

White Walnut Tree
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Two common names, one uncommon tree!  To say that White Walnuts (aka Butternuts) are prolific trees would be an understatement. We hear accounts every year of people filling the beds of pickup trucks – sometimes more than once – in late summer and early fall with the nuts from just one tree! These walnut trees grow so fast (often several feet in one year) that they are producing gorgeous shade and sweet nutmeats before you even know it. Butternut or White Walnut (Juglans cinerea) used to be all over the American forest. Due to unchecked fungal blights the population has been decimated. We are very happy to be introducing this stronger strain of white walnuts for your home garden and woodland areas. White Walnut tree identification (or butternut walnut tree identification, if you prefer) is easy. The bark is smooth and pale white or grey in color. The nuts – which do indeed earn their nickname with a rich buttery walnut flavor – aren’t round like black walnuts. They are more barrel-shaped. The nuts grow in green husks that are easy to peel off. Store the clean, dry nuts in a cool dark place with good air circulation and they last so long that you can feast on them for years! Of course, you’re going to have to make sure that your hiding place is squirrel-proof because the little furry critters have been known to go to great lengths to get these prize nuts for themselves. It takes a couple of years before you can harvest this buttery goodness from your own trees, so don’t wait to order yours from us today! * Sun lover * LOADS of nuts every year * 40’ tall and wide * Unmatched summer shade tree.

Hazelnut

Hazelnut
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Attractive Shrub with Edible Nuts The Hazelnut is a lovely shrub that will provide edible nuts in the fall and be a friend to wildlife year round.  Plant some as a hedgerow along your property boarder, or plant several in a naturalized area where they’ll be able to spread.  The Hazelnut is a remarkable plant.  It can grow almost anywhere and achieve its mature size in no time at all.  It won’t mind if you prune it at any time of the year, so you can trim and mold it to whatever shape or space you prefer.  It grows to 12 feet tall with a 15 foot spread, so you don’t need much space in your yard to enjoy a Hazelnut, and wildlife will thank you for providing them with one of their favorite plants. In the spring, 3-inch clusters of male catkins appear, their yellow-brown tassels gently swaying in the warm breeze.  If you look close you’ll discover the female flower.  It’s a tiny purple surprise hidden among the branches.  Dark green, heart-shaped, 3-6 inch serrated leaves will soon fill out your Hazelnut for summer. When fall arrives, your Hazelnut colors will vary, from oranges and yellows to the color of a deep red wine. In late summer/early fall you’ll begin to notice actual Hazelnuts (also called filberts).  Clusters of ½ inch green leafy capsules will appear throughout the bush, eventually turning brown. When ripe, gently pop off the brown husk and your ready for a treat. Raw or roasted, the Hazelnut is an outstanding nut.  It’s sweet in flavor and although having a variety of uses, is often used in desserts.  It’s rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals with the added benefit of being gluten-free for those who are sensitive.  The oil is often used in medications and also in aromatherapy. For a hardy shrub with a variety of appeal, you can’t go wrong with a Hazelnut. * Attractive shrub* Edible nuts* Attracts wildlife* Fast Growing.

Black Walnut

Black Walnut
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Large Shade Tree with Edible Nuts The Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is a valuable addition to your home garden…and we do mean valuable. A mature 40 year old Black Walnut recently sold in New York State for $11,000! The Black Walnut will give you deep, cool shade in the summer and wind protection in the winter. The leaves will turn vibrant yellow in the fall well before any of your neighbor’s trees. And after 5 or 6 years, you will be collecting bushels of delicious nuts that store forever once they’re dried. The nuts have a strong flavor and a protein level that is almost 20 times higher than milk! Talk about a return on your investment! This is a native tree that is prized for its unequalled hardwood. Entire forests in the north-east were cut down to build the cabinets in the homes in our founding cities. During the civil war, Black Walnut was the wood of choice for soldier’s gunstocks. With no major replanting plan in place until after the 1970’s, this tree became a hot commodity. Growing ram-rod straight and up to 100 feet tall, this amazingly stately tree will be standing for your great-great grandchildren to enjoy. It can take years for a healthy Black Walnut tree to grow from seed, but Nature Hills has done all of the hard work for you! Buy one of our saplings today and leave your mark for generations. * Large shade tree* Edible nuts* Sellable produce and wood * Drought tolerant  .

Desirable Pecan Tree

Desirable Pecan Tree
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Most Widely Planted Pecan Tree in America The Desirable Pecan Tree is…well…desirable for so many reasons. All the rage in pecan orchards and commercial grower’s fields since the 1960’s, there’s a good chance that the pecans you’ve bought from your local grocer are from a Desirable tree. If you’ve ever driven through southern states in the fall, the delicious pecans you get from those classic roadside stands are probably from a Desirable tree, too.  Ripening in October, the Desirable nuts are some of the first “papershells” on the market. You can crack them in your hand. You will get two HUGE nutmeat halves to enjoy.  For the grower one of the best characteristics of this tree is that the nuts grow in giant clusters and self-prune, meaning they naturally drop a few nuts from each cluster so that the tree can focus its energies on the nuts that remain. Result: bigger pecans. They grow quickly and it’s not unusual to get a 25 gallon bucket full of pecans from a healthy 5 year old tree.  Desirable Pecan trees are also beautiful shade trees and can be excellent yard trees. The University of Georgia recommends a diligent spraying regimen to keep the trees free of Pecan Scab for best home yields. Shade, beauty AND home-grown nuts. What are you waiting for? Order yours today!  * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Quick growing  Recommended pollinators: Stuart, Hardy Pecan.

Stuart Pecan Tree

Stuart Pecan Tree
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Old-time Favorite Pecan Pecans are great trees. They provide, shade, beauty and best of all – nuts! The Stuart pecan tree is an old time favorite. This is a stand-out among the pecan varieties, and is one of the most popular pecan trees in the Southeastern US.  The Stuart is a hardy, upright tree. It is sturdy and doesn’t need you to fuss over it. It requires less pruning and training compared to its other pecan family members, which leaves you more time to enjoy sitting under its shade with a good book while you wait for the delicious nuts to ripen.  Its nuts are medium-sized (but probably bigger than you’d buy in the store!) and produce roughly 50-55 nuts per pound with a heavy shell. Stuart can take a bit longer to start producing nuts than other pecan trees, but the wait is definitely worth it!  The Stuart will adapt to most soil types and does well in full sunlight or moderate shade. Just give it a pollinator, good watering and plenty of room to grow, then sit back for the show. You won’t be disappointed! Order yours today!  * Great shade tree * Loads of pecans * Old-time favorite! * Recommended pollinators: Hardy Pecan, Desireable Pecan .

Candy Pecan Tree

Candy Pecan Tree
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Perfect Nuts for the Home Orchard! If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that is favorable to pecan trees, you will for sure want to add a Candy Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Candy’) to your landscape this year. Perhaps you’ve been concerned that a pecan tree would be too much work, take too much time or not add any value to your home. Candy will change your thinking! The Candy Pecan tree is an easy tree to plant and care for. It doesn’t require pruning and is very resistant to common pecan tree diseases. It is beautiful in the summer providing great shade as it matures. The small leaves give it a well-tended appearance the whole season. It ripens early in the fall –sometimes as early as October. One of the special things about Candy, though, is that it doesn’t take years of maturity for it to produce nuts for you. These trees have been known to start producing as soon as they reach 8 feet tall! Candy is a reliable producer of loads of papershell nuts that are easy to crack and give you perfect halves. They are favorites because they produce such great high-quality nuts year after year. The nuts are smaller than most pecans, but pack a huge pecan flavor. They are great to eat fresh, but spectacular when you use them in cooking or candies. They make a fruit cake worth making! * Great shade tree* Loads of pecans* Produces nuts early and reliably.

Elliot Pecan Tree

Elliot Pecan Tree
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Perfect For Pecan Pie! Can’t you smell it? That delicious, warm pecan pie scent coming from your grandma’s kitchen at Thanksgiving. If you grew up anywhere in the southeast, then you know what we’re talking about. As good as your grandma’s pie recipe is, though, it gets even better when it’s made from fresh pecans you picked from your own trees! Elliot Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Elliott’) is the most widely grown specialty pecan tree in the south and is easily recognized by its smooth mottled shell and distinctive teardrop shape. First discovered in the early 1900’s as a seedling in Henry Elliot’s front yard in a small town in Florida, this tree grew quickly in popularity. The buttery, hickory flavor of these nuts makes them popular to serve as hors d’oeuvres or to use in specialty snacks and desserts. Commercial growers love Elliot Pecans because they are drought tolerant, scab resistant and have very consistent nut size and production. You can be sure to get a good harvest of great nuts from Elliot every year, but don’t take our word for it – buy one today and see for yourself! * Beautiful shade tree* Loads of specialty pecans* Reliable producer* Great buttery hickory flavor.

Sumner Pecan Tree

Sumner Pecan Tree
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Big Tree Means Big Harvests! Sumner Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis ‘Sumner’) is one of the best trees for homegrown pecans on the market. Do you want ton of nuts, easy care and great taste? Of course you do! Sumner will give you that every year. Sumner will happily give you yearly harvests of full, delicious pecans. All it wants is a sunny, well-drained spot. Make sure, though, that you pick your place well, because Sumner will grow to be 50-70 feet tall and 40-60 feet wide! These are great shade trees in the heat of summer and pretty fall trees with nuts maturing in October/November. (You’ll need a pollinator tree for a good harvest.)Sumner grows just about as far north as a pecan tree can – up to zone 6. This means that you can grow Sumner in all but the coldest places. Sumner doesn’t mind the cold. Commercial growers love Sumner Pecan Trees because they produce a lot of nuts, are more disease-resistant than most and stand upright and strong without a lot of pruning. This is a big tree, with big yields and an even bigger taste. Doesn’t your yard need one today? * Beautiful big shade tree* Loads of huge pecans* Reliable producer* Great flavor.