Rose Creek Abelia

Rose Creek Abelia
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Compact Evergreen Shrub with Year-Round Appeal Rose Creek Abelia, Abelia grandiflora ‘Rose Creek’, is a decorative, evergreen shrub. Plant these along your walkway for a gorgeous, low-growing hedge. Place a few in containers on your patio for a warm welcome to guests, or even plant just one as a lovely accent for your perennial bed. The possibilities are endless. Your Rose Creek Abelia will astound you right from the start! New foliage in spring emerges with a delightfully pink tint that soon transitions to a vibrant green. The contrast against the red stems is amazing, drawing the eye to the glossy, evergreen foliage. As spring merges into summer, 1/2-inch long tubular flowers appear. Each delicate, white blossom springs forth from a base of pink leaves creating the impression of a bi-color bloom. Butterflies and hummingbirds are particularly fond of Rose Creek Abelia’s blossoms and will veritably flock to its impressive display. As if this remarkable parade of decorative color and form weren’t enough, your Rose Creek Abelia will continue its ornamental show in autumn when its evergreen foliage takes on a soft, purple hue for the cold winter months. Rose Creek Abelia will grow up to 3 feet tall with a 4-foot spread. It’s adaptable to a variety of soils and very easy to care for. It doesn’t even require pruning to maintain its naturally-lovely form, but trimming spent blossoms will certainly encourage a more prolific, floral show. Rose Creek Abelia is drought hardy once established, and even your deer will tend to pass it by. Overall, it’s simply a wonderful, low-maintenance shrub with a lot of color. Rose Creek Abelia is a beloved shrub among gardeners, and this popular variety is the most compact of the choices available, so you can fit one in just about anywhere. Don’t miss out on this amazing ornamental shrub and the years of beauty and enjoyment it has to offer. * White flowers with bi-color effect * Long bloom period * Evergreen * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Deer resistant.

Acoma Crape Myrtle

Acoma Crape Myrtle
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Romantic elegance for your garden!  Crape Myrtles always add elegance and form to a garden, as well as great summer flower color at eye-level. Acoma Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x faueri ‘Acoma’) is a full, thick shrub that is often pruned to become a 7 foot tall and wide tree that makes a striking statement shrub.  Crape Myrtles are often tree-like, but Acoma is a nice rounded shrub. This means that when it is pruned into a tree form (as it is most often) it has a full head that can be wider than it is tall, giving the shrub a stunning bouquet-of-flowers look. The pure white crinkled and ruffled flower clusters hang a little lower than other crapes, to a very romantic effect.  The flowers come on strong in mid-summer and last to fall. The leaves bust out light green in the spring, darkening-up in the summer and then turning deep jewel-tone shades of red and purple in the fall. As the tree ages the bark gets a gorgeous “peeling” look to it, making it very interesting all winter.  Highly resistant to disease and mildews, Acoma always looks clean and healthy.  Acoma Crape Myrtle trees will grow and thrive even in the hottest and driest gardens, loving the heat and resistant to drought once they are established.  The season long flowers and dramatic and beautiful foliage make this a romantic showstopper in the garden. It’s guaranteed to add a little glamour to your home from spring through the first frosts. Nature Hills has the best Acoma Crape Myrtle’s for sale, but they’re so popular they don’t last long!  * Long-blooming pure white flowers* Disease resistant and always looks clean and healthy* Excels in hot, sunny locations* Drought resistant* Thrives in all soil types.

Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac
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Super Hardy Native Shrub Most of the time when you think of plants and fragrance, you automatically think of flowers. The Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica), though, doesn’t have fragrant flowers. It does have lovely spring flowers, but they don’t smell. What does smell so great on the Fragrant Sumac is the leaves. Crush one between your fingers in July and you’ll see what we mean. All natural potpourri!  This sumac loves to fill in those tough spots in your garden. It is native to America, so it adapts to just about any condition your garden has, except for really wet or claylike soil. If it’s happy where it’s at, it will start to spread, forming a nice little colony for you and filling in any empty spaces around it. Rarely topping 3 or 4 feet, Fragrant Sumac makes a pretty hedge or back of the border, especially if you like a wilder edge to your landscape. These plants grow naturally throughout the woods in the central part of the U.S., so they do fine in full sunlight to dappled shade. This is a great plant for attracting wildlife. Birds and butterflies love it. Use this plant with other natives like black-eyed susan or joe-pye weed for a beautiful, natural and very low-maintenance garden. Nature Hills sells healthy, high-quality Sumac plants. We know you’ll be very satisfied with our Fragrant Sumacs, so you can order with confidence today. * Beautiful native selection * Scarlet Fruit and Foliage in Autumn * Attracts Birds, Deer, and Wildlife  .

Black Diamond® Blush™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Blush™ Crape Myrtle
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Blushing-pink Blooms Light Up BLACK Foliage!  If you think that pink and black is a color combo stuck in the 90’s, you need to take a look at Blush Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Diamond Blush’). This striking shrub is a new introduction from the Black Diamond line of crape myrtles and is a fantastic update of this fab color duo. Blush makes a statement wherever you put it in your landscape. It is a winner as a foundation plant but if you want something really different for a fence border or flowering hedge, this really fits the bill. Want to make a statement on your patio? Try it in a large container for an instant eye-catcher. The blushing-pink blooms float against the black foliage. They are dainty ruffled beauties that cover the tree in soft drifts of color. Blush Crape Myrtle blooms spring through fall. Since it only grows to about 10’ tall and 8’ wide it is perfect for smaller gardens. It handles pruning like a champ and can be kept much shorter if you want. It makes a gorgeous 3’ flowering hedge, especially in the south. Blush is more resistant to powdery mildew than many other crapes, but like most it is drought tolerant once it is established. This is a simple shrub to grow – beautiful, healthy and a statement piece. Order yours today.  * Three seasons of interest * Blush-pink blooms all season * Grows to 10’ tall * Great for smaller gardens.

Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle
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Coral-pink Blooms Dance Over BLACK Foliage!  Black-leaved plants are always show-stoppers in the garden, but especially so when they are also covered in beautiful pink blooms! Shell Pink Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Shell Pink’) is a new introduction from the Black Diamond line of crape myrtles that brings this great look to your home garden. This stunning garden plant will stand out wherever you put it in your landscape. It makes an excellent foundation plant and a beautiful fence border or flowering hedge. Plant it in a large container on the patio for an instant eye-catcher. The coral-pink blooms pop against the black foliage. They are full and ruffled and cover the tree in soft drifts of color. This is an intermediate crape myrtle so it blooms from spring through fall and only grows to about 10’ tall and 8’ wide. It handles pruning well and can be kept much shorter if you want. Try it as a show-stopping 3’ flowering hedge, especially in the south. The leaves transform from spring green into nice fall colors in the autumn. This is a great 3-season shrub. Shell Pink Magic resists powdery mildew and is drought tolerant once it is established. This is an easy shrub to grow and will make a big impression in your garden. * Coral-pink blooms for months * Great fall color * Great for smaller spaces.

Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle
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Unique BLACK Foliage with Magenta-pink Blooms!  Landscape designers know that one of the most important elements in successful garden design is mystery. There needs to be something in the garden that sparks a sense of wonder. Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Mystic Magenta’) is a new introduction from the famous Black Diamond line that definitely brings the mystery to your home garden. This garden stunner will stand out no matter where you put it in your landscape. It is a great foundation plant, a perfect fence border or flowering hedge and a real eye-popper in a large container on the patio. The magenta-pink blooms really stand out against the black foliage. They are so full and ruffled you won’t think they are real. This intermediate crape myrtle blooms from spring through fall. It only grows to about 10’ tall and 8’ wide, but it can be pruned to much shorter if you want. It makes a show-stopping 3’ flowering hedge, especially in the south. Leaves start off spring green but mature into a nice orange-red in the fall. This is a great 3-season beauty. Mystic Magenta Magic, has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is drought tolerant one it is established. This easy, low-maintenance beauty will add the perfect touch of color and mystery to your garden, wherever you plant it! Don’t hesitate and order this beauty today. * Fast growing * Three seasons of interest * Magenta-pink blooms for months * Smaller height perfect for smaller landscapes.

Sioux Crape Myrtle

Sioux Crape Myrtle
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Over 100 days of blooms! Everything about the Sioux Crape Myrtle tree is colorful – the leaves, the flowers, the bark. This tree will be a beacon in your landscape all year round. The show starts in the spring with a flush of beautiful green leaves. This is quickly followed by dark pink flowers that bloom continuously through the hottest part of summer without batting an eye. They keep coming all the way through the fall, too. As the flowers are fading the leaves turn stunning shades of red and purple. Even when they drop they tree is beautiful. The sloughing bark peels from dark brown to beige giving the trunks a marbled look. This is an exceptionally hardy sioux pink crape myrtle. It blooms farther north than many other crape myrtles. (It will even thrive under a blanket of ice and snow!) It is also heat tolerant and drought and disease resistant. It is tolerant of almost any soil type and flourishes where other flowering shrubs won’t. Lagerstroemia sioux crape myrtle is a perfect size for any garden. They don’t get too big or stay too small. They fit under utility lines with no problem. Being a crape myrtle, you can expect a long-lived shrub that will consistently give you a beautiful deep green leaves and clouds of flowers every year with no fuss. You can trim the branches in late fall or early winter before the flower buds set. ‘Sioux’ will reward you with over 100 days of blooms during the season. Don’t miss having this gold-medal winning pink stunner in your landscape this year. These are available right now. Don’t wait! * Very hardy in cold and heat* Dependable garden performer* Striking pink color* Faithful summer flowers.

Black Diamond® Crimson Red™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Crimson Red™ Crape Myrtle
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Crimson Red Blooms and Inky Dark Foliage  Crimson red and black have been a powerful color combination for centuries. Art, fashion and history bear this out. One place that hasn’t been able to embrace this stunning color couple is the garden world…until now. Black Diamond ‘Crimson Red’ Crape Myrtle is a new shrub with striking black foliage and tons of crimson red blooms offset with bright yellow centers. Try them lining a fence or driveway. Grown to its full height of 10 feet or pruned hard every winter into a 3’ hedge, ‘Crimson Red’ will be traffic-stopping on your street. The stunning black foliage is a perfect dark backdrop to the crimson red blooms from spring to fall. Prune ‘Crimson Red’ to fit into your favorite large container and use it around your patio or by a sunny door. All of the Black Diamond crape myrtles are low maintenance, highly disease resistant and are drought tolerant once established. You will be thrilled with the ease and performance of this shrub. Simply striking and easily the talk of your garden. Order yours today! * Dark, dramatic foliage spring to summer * Show-stopping crimson red flowers all season * Great for containers.

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crape Myrtle
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Striking Black Foliage and Red Blooms  Every garden needs a little drama. What gardeners don’t need, however, are plants that are drama to take care of. If you’re looking for easy-care drama in your own garden, then you need to order some Black Diamond ‘Best Red’ crape myrtles today. Marching down a fence-line or lining your driveway, ‘Best Red’ will be stopping traffic on your street. Stunning black foliage is an inky backdrop to the vivid red blooms from spring to fall. Let it grow to its full height of 10 feet or prune it hard every winter and let it be a unique 3’ hedge. Either way it will be a conversation starter. ‘Best Red’ is easily pruned to fit into your favorite large container, too. Use it around your patio or flanking a sunny door. All of the Black Diamond crape myrtles are low maintenance, highly resistant to mildew and are drought tolerant once established. You will be hard-pressed to find another plant this easy and this dramatic. Don’t let another summer go by without a few of these in your garden!  * Dark, colorful foliage spring to summer * Show-stopping flowers all season * Great for smaller gardens.

Black Diamond® Red Hot™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Red Hot™ Crape Myrtle
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Hot red flower and dark black leaves  We love the Black Diamond series of crape myrtles and Red Hot is a standout among standouts. Black Diamond ‘Red Hot’ Crape Myrtle is a new shrub with eye-catching black foliage and masses of gorgeous red blooms that keep coming from spring to fall. This is a truly unique hedge plant. It grows to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Several planted together will make a traffic-stopping fence, walkway or driveway lining hedge. If you want a really different look in your garden that turns the typical hedge on its head, prune ‘Red Hot’ hard every winter to 3’ tall. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood. The stunning black foliage is a perfect complement to the red blooms and doesn’t look like any other shrub on the market. You can even prune ‘Red Hot’ to fit into a large container. It’s a statement maker when it flanks a sunny door. Black Diamond crape myrtles are easy to care for and are disease resistant. They are also drought tolerant once established. You will be in love with the amazing contrast this shrub brings to your landscape. Don’t wait to order yours!  * Dark, dramatic foliage spring to summer * Hot red flowers all season* Great in containers.

Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle
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What’s black and white and stunning all over?  The Black Diamond series of crape myrtles are true stars in the landscape and ‘Pure White’ is a stunner. Black Diamond ‘Pure White’ Crape Myrtle is a new shrub with beautiful black foliage that highlights bright white ruffled blooms that keep coming from spring to fall. This is a gorgeous hedge plant that grows to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The black and white color scheme draws your eye, whether you use several planted together to make a tall unconventional fence or keep it trimmed for a driveway lining hedge. The deep colored, almost black foliage is a perfect complement to the snow white blooms. It really doesn’t look like any other shrub on the market. You can even prune ‘Pure White’ to fit into your favorite large container. Black Diamond crape myrtles are easy care, dependable and disease resistant. They are even drought tolerant once they’re established. We know that you will be in love with the beauty this shrub brings to your landscape. Order yours soon!  * Dark, almost black foliage spring to summer * Pure white ruffled flowers all season* Great in containers.