Ornamental Shrub with Unique 3-Season ColorBeautyberry shrubs are aptly named, producing a beautiful display with fall berries that add to that decorative view. Purple Pearls’ purple-tinted, dark green foliage appears in spring and summer, darkening even more for autumn (its purple/black a sharp contrast to the brighter reds and yellows of autumn leaves).In summer, the Purple Pearls Beautyberry, Callicarpa x ‘NCCX1’, had delicate pink blooms that appear amid the long branches, transitioning to berries for autumn. The deep purple berries appear like “purple pearls” in large, dramatic clusters along the branches. Your songbirds will relish the feast and in return treat you with the enjoyment of watching them harvest their fall bounty. Cut a few of the fall branches for your home. The dark foliage and purple berries will bring a unique accent to any of your floral arrangements.Your Purple Pearls Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub that will grow up to 5 feet tall with an equal spread. It has an upright, mounded habit and is quite hardy. Resistant to disease and pests, Purple Pearls can maintain its colorful show with little needed from you in return. Plant several en masse in a naturalized area where their show-stopping color can be magnified. Place a few in containers to spruce up less-flashy plantings. Even just one in your side yard is sure to draw the eye of every passer-by.Purple Pearls Beautyberry is sure to maintain its beloved stature through the years as a fast growing shrub with amazing color. However, unlike many beautyberry varieties, Purple Pearls also tends toward an upright nature, requiring a bit less space than others in your yard. With so much to gain, and so little space needed, why not try a Purple Pearls Beautyberry today!* Fast growing* Summer flowers* Fall color and berries* Drought tolerant.
Great 3-Season Performance for Your Garden Mount Airy Fothergilla will be a stand-out performer in your home landscape. For starters, this vigorous shrub grows up to 5’ tall. In the spring, it is covered in white, bottle-brush shaped flowers that smell vaguely of honey and vanilla.When the flowers fade, Mount Airy has beautiful green and blue-gray leaves all summer. In the fall the leaves turn exciting shades of yellow, orange and red-purple – sometimes all on one leaf!Mount Airy makes a huge impression when planted in small groups and is jaw-dropping when planted in large groups. Use it as a foundation planting or a dividing hedge. Plant it with purple leaved companions like Royal Purple Smoke Bush or Purple Leaf Plum for a beautiful modern show in spring and fall.For a more classic approach, pair it with Rhododendrons and Azaleas, which love the same type of soil and light conditions and have been Fothergilla companion plants for generations.This well-loved plant will add color and texture to your garden throughout the year. Make sure to order yours from Nature Hills today!* Three seasons of interest * Fragrant flowers in spring * Beautiful multi-colored fall foliage.
Highly Decorative and Hardy Yucca Variety Color Guard Yucca, Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Gard’, is an ornamental shrub renowned for its variegated foliage. One would look terrific in your rock garden, planted amid your formal perennial beds, or even in a container on your back patio. Your Color Guard Yucca is one of the most decorative Yucca varieties you will ever find! Each long, pointed leaf reaches up-and-out from the mounded center in a dramatic pose of self-assurance. The foliage will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden with its vivid coloring that remains striking in every season. Every individual leaf is bordered by vibrant green in spring and summer, with a central line of bright yellow running down the center. Strong stems will shoot 4-6 feet up from your Color Guard Yucca in mid-summer, holding aloft 3-inch white, floral bells that dangle delicately there for your additional enjoyment…and will certainly delight your hummingbirds as well! As the weather turns colder, your brilliant yellow stripes will transition to a red blush with hints of light pink on the foliage edges. Throughout the year, tiny hair-like frills accent the foliage edges as well, just another decorative addition to add texture to the overall effect. Color Guard Yucca will grow to 2 feet in height with a 2 to 4-foot spread. Color Guard has a clumping form with an upright, rounded nature. It’s an incredibly hardy plant. It manages well with drought, heat, humidity, wind, etc…and even your deer and bunnies will leave it alone. You can grow it in partial shade, but it reaches its full potential in bright sun. The Yucca is such an amazing plant, and Color Guard is one of the best varieties. It has it all—a hardy nature and vibrant color year-round. It’s even allergy free! Overall, Color Guard Yucca is a highly decorative and low maintenance shrub for your yard. You can’t go wrong with a Color Guard Yucca in your yard this year! * Evergreen * Allergy free * Drought, heat and humidity tolerant * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Works well in containers * Deer and rabbit resistant.
Small Shrub with Big AppealNikko Slender Deutzia, Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko,’ is an awesome groundcover type shrub that is compact and spreading. These would look terrific planted on a hillside or near a wall where you can show off their appearance of a cascading effect. Slender Deutzia would also make a terrific container plant for your patio.Your Slender Deutzia is a dwarf shrub that is compact and delightfully rounded in shape. This diminutive shrub can easily fit into those difficult nooks and crannies in the garden where you could use some definition. The willow-like leaves are a lively green and create a dense habit. Those same leaves transition to a deep burgundy in autumn. In spring, panicles of tiny white flowers pop out amid the foliage, a fitting welcome to the advent of summer.Slender Deutzia is a deciduous shrub that is easy to grow and perfect for small spaces. The additional treat of spring flowers and fall color is just an added bonus to an already delightfully lovely shrub. Plant several Slender Deutzias and begin enjoying their diminutive elegance for years to come. *Small, compact growth habit*Spring Blooms*Burgundy Foliage in Autumn.
Fragrant Flowers and Fall Interest Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica ‘Sprich, is a dwarf ornamental shrub with summer flowers and fall color. Plant several en masse for a naturalized look to brighten up a drab side yard, or use just one as a foundation planting. With its small stature, Little Henry Sweetspire would even do well in a container for your patio. Your Little Henry Sweetspire will delight you with its profusion of whimsical, spring blooms. The 6-inch long, bottle brush-like spikes of flowers will virtually blanket your Little Henry Sweetspire in pristine white color during the summer. Its subtly-sweet fragrance creates a clarion call to your yard’s butterflies and hummingbirds, and is certain to call in for a closer look as well. Little Henry’s vibrant green foliage will present a flaming-red display for fall, a last gasp of color before resting for the winter months.Little Henry Sweetspire will grow to about 3 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a smaller and slightly more compact nature than other varieties, and is adaptive to a variety of conditions. Your wildlife (pollinators), will love it yet potentially destructive wildlife (such as deer), will leave it alone. Under optimal conditions, Little Henry Sweetspire will live 40 years or more. Overall, it’s generally a trouble-free, ornamental shrub. If you’re looking for summer flowers and fall color on a carefree, ornamental shrub then look no further. Little Henry Sweetspire is a dwarf variety that still maintains all the expected Sweetspire features, and would certainly be a welcomed addition to your yard this year. * Fragrant, Summer flowers * Dwarf * Fall color * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Erosion control * Works well in containers.