Low growing evergreen for the shade! In late winter you will smell Fragrant Valley Sweetbox (Sarcococca hookeriana var humilis ‘Sarsid1’ PP#19,942) long before you see it. It helps to wake up the garden after the long winter and is a perfect harbinger of spring with its very strong hyacinth-like scent.This sweet little evergreen shrub is much smaller than other sweetbox shrubs, only growing 18” tall, but it is a quick spreader to 3’ across. It is densely covered in well-branched, deep green narrow-leaved foliage that gives it finer texture than other sweetbox and a lushly full look. Because the foliage is so pretty, Fragrant Valley is attractive year round, but in late winter, when it is dotted with white blooms, it really sings in the shade garden. The blooms last for several weeks and perfume the whole landscape. It makes a grand statement when massed. We’ve seen beautiful ribbons of evergreen color under trees and in woodland gardens made of Fragrant Valley. Because of its low growth habit, it doesn’t require any pruning, either. Fragrant Valley Sweetbox is a great plant for challenging areas like dry shade. It is very disease resistant and both deer and rabbits steer clear. It is easy to grow and easy to maintain.You will want to give this sweet sweetbox a try in your garden this year. Order some form us today!* Shade* Fragrant flowers in late winter* Bird friendly* Groundcover* Easy care and hardy* Disease resistant.
A Shrub with Gogeous Cherry BlossomsYuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia has a lot to offer. It’s a hardy, vibrant shrub with 3 season interest, and exquisite flowers. Each 5-petaled blossom features pink coloring with white margins on the outside of the petal, and a lighter, creamy-pink shade inside. A closer look reveals a hint of yellow and white from the delicate stamens at the centers. This gorgeous mix of coloring culminates in a multi-toned appearance on the bell-shaped flowers.The 5/8-inch blossoms gather together in clusters to form short panicles amid the branches from late spring into early summer. Yuki’s 3-inch, dark green leaves provide a handsome backdrop for the cherry blossom-like flowers. In autumn, those same leaves transition to a lively burgundy for a spicy accent in your autumn landscape.Your Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia, Deutzia x ‘NCDX2’, is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow up to 2 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a multi-stemmed, upright habit and compact nature. Yuki is low maintenance and easy to grow. It’s drought tolerant and even deer tend to leave it alone. In ideal conditions, Yuki Cherry Blossom will self-propagate, so it’s great for a naturalized area. However, even just one would be a radiant presence in your yard from spring through fall.If you love cherry blossoms (and who doesn’t), then Yuki Cherry Blossom is a way to bring that delicate beauty to your home this year (without the need to plant a cherry tree). Yuki Cherry Blossom is a diminutive shrub that requires very little room, and even less of your time, but still provides a sumptuous display of color.* Spring/summer flowers* Fall interest* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Drought tolerant.
A Low Growing Cascading EvergreenRussian Cypress, Microbiota decussata, is a versatile, spreading conifer. These would make a delightful shrub boarder or even an outstanding ground cover in your rock garden. It’s also a good choice for shady places where other evergreens might not thrive as well.Your Russian Cypress is a low-growing evergreen. Its feathery, fan-like sprays are soft to the touch with delicate nodding tips. The vibrant green foliage will present a lively appearance in your yard, and continue to draw your interest into the winter when it transforms to a darker, gold-purple hue. The branches diplay a subtle arch for a gentle, mounded appearance. Russian Cypress resembles horizontal-type junipers, but has the bright green, soft foliage of an arborvitae.Russian Cypress is an extremely hardy evergreen with no significant disease or insect issues. It will grow to about 1 foot tall with a 6 foot spread. Russian Cypress likes full sun to full shade, and its best performance occurs in partial sun in moist, well-drained soils. However, it’s also quite adaptable to poor soils in sun and wind-exposed sites as well. It’s even deer resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your furry friends taking a nibble as they pass through your yard.For a versatile, hardy evergreen with lively color and a spreading nature, Russian Cypress is a terrific choice!* Evergreen* Low-Growing * Winter Color* 4-season interest* Cold hardy .
Cold Hardy CreeperMicrobiota (Siberian Cypress) Celtic Pride, Microbiota decussata ‘Celtic Pride’, is a charming, but hardy, low growing evergreen for sun or shade.If you are looking for a small evergreen with all season color, this is the plant for you! It matures to 1′-3′ high with a spread of 5′-6′.Celtic Pride has excellent disease resistance with year-round color and texture. Its’ green foliage turns an attractive reddish brown color in winter. This cold-hardy plant prefers well drained, moist soil. It may be trimmed to shape in spring, but pruning is seldom needed. Celtic Pride is great for foundation plantings or in the mixed border and is deer resistant plant!*Compact Spreading Evergreen*Green in Summer, Reddish Brown in Winter*Cold Hardy.
Non-invasive Version of Classic Landscape Shrub!Privet (Ligustrum) has been used for a long time to block off views of air conditioners and other eye-sores around the home. They form dense, leafy walls and create a lot of privacy very quickly. Unfortunately, they also can be invasive, making a nuisance of themselves in your yard and in naturalized areas when they escape their bounds.‘Golden Ticket’ Privet (Ligustrum x vicaryi ‘NCLX1’ USPPAF) is the very first sterile, non-invasive privet. It doesn’t have any of the privet’s bad qualities, but all of it is good ones!The beautiful foliage is glossy and thick. It starts our bright yellow and ages to a gentle chartreuse. This color combo makes it like a beacon among the evergreens in your foundation and border plantings. (It does well in either sun or part shade, but the color will be better the more sun it has. It will tend toward darker greens in shadier situations.Not only does ‘Golden Ticket’ Privet look great in your landscape, the strong stems and architectural structure of the leaves make it a great filler in cut flower arrangements.It doesn’t need heavy pruning to maintain its beautiful vase-like shape, but can handle it well if a tighter hedge is desired.You really can’t go wrong adding these to your landscape! Order yours today!* The only sterile privet on the market – non-invasive* Beautiful golden chartreuse foliage* Full sun or part shade, and adaptable to most soil types.
Exclusive Pink Variety of Popular Chaste ShrubPink Pinnacle Chaste Shrub, Vitex agnus-castus ‘V07-SC-OP-4’, is an exclusive offering of Nature Hills. It’s an ornamental shrub with gorgeous, pink blooms and would look right at home next to your front porch or patio. It’s also an outstanding choice for a short hedge along your sidewalk or driveway.Your Pink Chaste Shrub is best known for its long spikes of floral brilliance that create a stand-out vision in any landscape. The long panicles of delightfully-pink blossoms gradually open from the bottom and extend out, reaching upward above the vibrant, green foliage. Simply tweak off the spent blooms and the floral show will continue all summer long.The flowers can even be brought inside by clipping a few cuttings for floral arrangements. The flowers also work well in craft projects, and can easily be picked early in the season to hang and dry for later use.When the flowers have gone, dark berries follow the flowers for an additional decorative touch. These versatile berries are sometimes dried and used for a variety of purposes (including spices or medicinal uses). Pink Vitex Shrubs even has decorative foliage that is compound and palmate. Each large, aromatic leaf consists of several 2 to 4-inch leaflets that feature elegant tapering and silver-toned undersides (with an overall appearance that lends texture to the garden setting).Pink Vitex Shrubs will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a compact, rounded habit with a slightly bushy nature. It has some drought and salt tolerance. With its similar bloom to Lilacs, Pink Chaste is an excellent choice for Lilac-lovers who reside in warmer climates (where lilac trees would struggle). It’s even insect and disease resistant and deer tend to pass it by. With its adaptability to a variety of soils and generally hardy nature, Pink Chaste is a shrub that asks for little but gives a lot in return.It’s easy to see why Chaste Shrubs are so beloved among gardeners. They provide enduring beauty without the need for much care, and Pink Chaste is no exception. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to have one of these Nature Hills’ exclusives for your home this year!* Long-lasting, fragrant flowers * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Drought tolerant (once established) * Evergreen * Works well as a dried flower.
A New Look For an Old Favorite! Deutzia has been a garden standard for many years. It is a faithful landscape plant that fills the perennial bed with bushy green foliage all season. Suddenly, though, Proven Winners has shaken things up with this great new addition to its line-up: the Deutzia Chardonnay Pearls (Deutzia gracilis ‘Duncan’). This beauty provides a totally new look for this old garden favorite. Instead of the typical dark green foliage you may be used to on your other garden Deutzias, Chardonnay Pearls has eye-catching crisp, lime-yellow foliage that provides season long color long after the spring blooms have gone. Even though the foliage will be the show for much of the season, don’t count out the beautiful flowers. In spring the pearl-like buds open to fragrant star-shaped white blooms which contrast nicely with the chartreuse color of the leaves. Deutzia Chardonnay Pearls is a strong but compact grower making it a wonderful small shrub that fits nicely in the perennial garden or at the front of a shrub border. It is also a stand-out in container gardens. Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia looks great with blue flowering plants like False Blue Indigo or Walker’s Low Catmint. Order a few of these Deutzia Chardonnay Pearls today and enjoy them all season long! * Strong grower * Beautiful chartreuse foliage * Fragrant star-shaped spring flowers follow sweet pearl-like buds.
The first perfectly dwarf chaste tree!Have you ever seen a Chaste Tree in full bloom? There is nothing quite like it – deep sky blue spires reaching up like candles all over the tree. It instantly commands attention in a garden. Unfortunately, you might not always have room for another tree in your garden. Well thanks to a new breakthrough in breeding we now have the first perfectly dwarf chaste tree that will fit into ANY garden! Blue Puffball Vitex has the exact same characteristics of the tree form that you know and love, just in a perfectly compact ball-shaped plant!The deep blue, fragrant flowers cover the bush from June through September. The flowers form on new growth, so even when in dies back in the winter in colder climates, you can expect a great summer show next year.Blue Puffball only grows 3’-4’ tall and wide. It fits perfectly in your border or in your bed. The round shape lends itself to just about any pot style, too, so buy a couple to flank your front door and have the most talked-about entryway in the neighborhood.Use Blue Puffball in place of catmint, lavender or sage in your garden and enjoy the fresh new take on lavender-blue spikey plants.Blue Puffball will grow quickly to fill in bare spots in your foundation plantings or border. Order yours today so you can be enjoying the beauty soon.* Striking blue flowers* First ever dwarf vitex* Perfect in containers.
Bright Foliage and a Licorice Scent for your Garden Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’, is a broadleaf evergreen. Plant one as an accent on the north side of your home or use several for a vibrant hedge/screen along your property line. Your Florida Sunshine Anise is just as the name implies—a ray of bright sunshine for your yard! It’s an evergreen shrub that not only delivers superb 4-season color, but does so while also providing sumptuous fragrance.The elliptic, bright green leaves are 2 to 6-inches long. They have an eye-catching glossy appearance that accents their gold-toned finish throughout the spring/summer months. As autumn approaches, the leaves transition to a brilliant yellow that’s impossible to miss in any setting.Foliage on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub fades to a more sedate, understated beauty for winter, the creamy tones of the leaves contrasting with the reddish-cast of the stems. Best of all, when crushed the foliage emits a delightful anise-like fragrance. As an added bonus on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, ½-inch, yellow-tinted white blossoms appear in spring, bobbing their delicate little heads on dangling stems. Deer won’t bother your Florida Sunshine Anise, but the birds will appreciate the tiny, star-shaped seed pods that develop after the flowers. Florida Sunshine Anise Shrubs will grow up to 8 feet in height with a 6 foot spread. This variety of anise tree has an upright, rounded nature. It has no significant disease issues and insects tend to leave it alone. It even naturalizes well. Your Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub doesn’t require pruning, but you can shape it if you like, or even guide it into a tree form if you prefer. It’s even long-lived, so under ideal conditions you can expect it to be enjoying it for 50 years or more. Evergreens are always a delight for their 4-season color, even in cold climates. However, few can compare to the eye-catching brilliance of Florida Sunshine Anise, with its shimmering golds and yellows, and delicious licorice scent. Once you experience the sumptuous beauty of one Florida Sunshine Anise, you’re sure to want a few more for your home’s landscape. * 4-season color * Fragrant* Tolerates wet soils* Good for containers* Adapts to a variety of soils * Deer resistant.