Dwarf beauty for sun or shade! Any time a shrub will perform well in sun or shade, flower profusely and is evergreen all year, we feel the need to celebrate it!Pieris Cavatine (Pieris japonica ‘Cavatine’) is just such a plant. In the spring it is dripping with green buds that open to the classic bell-shaped flowers that pieris is known for. The rest of the year it is covered in glossy green leaves that give richness to any shrub planted near them. Here’s the beautiful thing about Cavatine, though. Unlike other pieris, which can grow 3-4 feet tall and wide, this little gem only gets 2 feet tall in 10 years and maintains its sweet rounded shape without any pruning necessary. That means that this is the perfect evergreen flowering shrub for the front of the border or for the patio container. Cavatine will grow in just about any lighting condition – full sun to full shade. (It flowers best in full to dappled sun, though. Deep shade brings out more of the rich leaves than the bright flowers.)Try planting this in cottage garden borders. It also brings a heady dose of romance to woodland garden settings. Plant a few in your favorite pots to have on the balcony or plant a couple in containers flanking the front entrance for a casual–yet-formal welcome.However you use it, Cavatine Pieris is sure to draw oohs and ahhs. Don’t miss out and order yours today! * Easy care * No pruning necessary* Sun or shade* Evergreen* True dwarf* Year-round interest* Beautiful spring flowers.
Perfect evergreen for dry shade! Some areas are tough on plants. One of the most difficult has always been dry shade. You know the spots – under the old tree in the back yard, the spot where the street tree has become overgrown, the small area in the side yard between your house and the neighbors. It is hard to find a plant that will not only thrive there, but look good doing it. And if that plant can actually produce scented flowers – wow!You know what? We have the perfect plant for you! Fragrant Sweetbox (Sarcococca ruscifolia) will happily live in these tough conditions. Not only will it live there, but it will give you weeks of small but intensely scented flowers that will perfume your garden with the scent of hyacinths. Fragrant Sweetbox will slowly grow to 3’ – 5’ tall and wide. It is a great plant to naturally espalier against a wall. It is densely covered in lush deep green foliage that makes it a nice backdrop to garden elements like statuary or fountains or intensely colored flowers. It is perfect for foundation plantings to cover vents, utilities, footings or other unsightly spots around your home or business. Fragrant Sweetbox is resistant to both deer and rabbits and is disease resistant, too! It is water-wise and doesn’t need coddling at all. It is easy to grow and easy to maintain.Stop looking at that eyesore spot in your garden. Order Fragrant Sweetbox from us today!* Shade* Fragrant flowers in late winter* Showy berries* Espalier* Easy care and hardy* Disease resistant.
Fragrant flowers in the shade! Do you need to give your shady garden areas a refresh? Fragrant Mountain Sweet Box (Sarcocca hookeriana var humilis ‘Fragrant Mountain’) is an easy-to-grow shrub that will give your shady spaces the jolt of new life that they need.Fragrant Mountain loves the shade and has a neat, clean look that shines in the landscape. It has rich evergreen leaves that cover the large bush all year. It can handily reach 5’ tall and 6’ wide, but can also be pruned and used as a great groundcover. In the spring fragrant flowers in a pure satin white emerge that perfume the air with a hyacinth-like scent. If you can plant it near a path, door or window, you should. The scent alone is worth the price of the plant. The flowers are followed by glossy black fruit that attracts birds. Fragrant Mountain doesn’t shrink in the shade and will give your shady areas a huge punch of life in both form and fragrance. They do well in those challenging north-facing spots as well as the dry shade of some woodland gardens. It handles urban conditions as well – compacted soils, road salt and smog don’t seem to faze it. Deer tend to avoid it too.Don’t let those hard-to-fill areas of your garden or landscape go bare for another year. Order your Fragrant Mountain Sweet Box from us today!* Shade* Fragrant flowers in spring* Bird friendly* Groundcover* Easy care and hardy* Disease resistant.
An Updated ClassicDon’t you love it when something that’s already good gets even better? Pearl Bush has been a garden favorite for generations, but now Snow Day Surprise (Exochorda Snow Day) sets the bar even higher.A spring flower power house, Snow Day Surprise puts on quite a show from April to early summer. The snow-white flowers are large and come on in such profusion you’d think a blizzard had hit your shrub overnight!This spectacular shrub is easy to grow. Full sun, water well and enjoy the compliments. It grows into a compact but broad shrub that fills in blank spaces nicely. It flowers on the previous season’s growth, so prune to shape soon after it flowers and before it sets buds for next year. Use Snow Day Surprise to cover a bank, fill up a border or spill out of a container. It also looks beautiful near the edge of a pond. Wherever it goes it will be a crowd pleaser.We know that you will love Snow Day Surprise. It is a classic in the American garden and we hope that you add some to yours today!• Easy to grow • Large white flowers • Bank stabilizer.