Juniper Groundcover is Dense and FlatThe Andorra Juniper, J. horizontalis ‘Plumosa’, is a dense, compact, flat spreading juniper with a bright gray-green color, becoming plum-colored in the fall. Andorra is one of the most common landscape junipers despite its susceptibility to blight. It is a dense, compact grower reaching 2′ tall and up to 10′ wide. ‘Plumosa’ has a handsome, tightly branched form that creates a ground cover that is versatile. Use in rock gardens and in the foreground of borders. It can also be used for erosion control, in planters, or mass plantings. It tolerates exposed sites and a wide range of soils. *Grey Green Foliage*Foliage Turns Plum Colored in Autumn*Dense, Compact, Flat Form.
Blue Grey Land WaveJuniper – Bar Harbor, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’, is a creeping juniper that features blue-gray foliage in summer and then changes to purple in the winter.The Bar Harbor’s chameleon-like leaves have long, sharp points that come in pairs or threes when juvenile, and then become more scale-like or flat when they are adult.’Bar Harbor’ has a moderate growth rate and gets about 1′ tall and grows to 3′-8′ in width making it a nice choice to use for a groundcover.It grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Bar Harbor adapts to a wide range of soils, but prefers a dryish, sandy soil.It tolerates hot, relatively dry growing conditions, somewhat poor soils and many city air pollutants. It is intolerant of wet soils.* Blue Grey Foliage Turns to Purple in Winter* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
Easy to Grow with Four Season InterestAlleman’s Compact Dogwood, Cornus sericea ‘Alleman’s Compact’, is a four season beauty with white blossoms in May, pleasant green foliage in summer, giving way to bright red berries in fall, and finally an outstanding red twig color for winter. This dogwood is a suckering, colonizing deciduous shrub that grows 4′ to 8′ tall, and just about as wide. The branching is upright and spreading with most stems branching a little, except near the tip where the shape is rounded. Alleman’s Compact Dogwood’s leaves emerge yellow-green and mature to medium or dark green. This shrub is tolerant of poorly-drained soils, easily transplanted and established, and enjoys full sun or partial shade. It is suggested that you remove oldest stems each year to promote suckering, since new stems have the best stem color. It is good for borders, mass plantings, wet soil sites, naturalistic areas and for winter ornamental appeal. You do not get the greatest effect if used individually. This is a hardy, disease-free shrub that will attract wildlife.* 4 season interest* Easy to grow* Attracts wildlife Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
4-Season Interest and Tempting FruitCole Serviceberry is an ornamental shrub with exceptional features. Plant one as an accent in the front yard, or a few in the side yard for a naturalized effect.Your Cole Serviceberry features clusters of white flowers, even before the foliage appears. Leaves begin to sprout in early spring, each leaf featuring a slight reddish/grey tint, and slowly developing as times passes to a dark green. The green foliage fills the shrub out nicely as blueberry-like fruit develops in summer, referred to as juneberries–a tasty treat for both you and your feathers friends. As autumn approaches, foliage assumes a brilliant orange to decorate your landscape until the leaves fall to reveal smooth grey bark for the winter. Cole Serviceberry will grow up to 25 feet in height with a 15-foot spread. It has a multi-stemmed nature and lovely vase shape. Cole Serviceberry can adapt to a variety of conditions and is even shade and urban tolerant. Overall, Cole is very hardy, and under optimal conditions will even live up to 40 years. Cole Serviceberry seems to have it all—a hardy nature, 4-season interest and delicious fruit you can use in jams and jellies (or leave for your wildlife). It’s easy to see why Serviceberry shrubs have long been appreciated by gardeners…and why Cole Serviceberry is likely to be your favorite new planting this year.* Spring flowers* Summer berries “Juneberries”* Fall color* Shade tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Compact, Dense Shrubs Provides Year Round ColorExtremely resilient and adaptable the Dogwood Red Gnome is ideal for a broad variety of landscaping uses. Versatility makes this densely branched shrub an excellent choice for diverse garden plans, from linear, careful designs to focal, impact planting. Growing to 4’ high and 4’ across, this lightly textured foliage option maintains a fairly round shape, creating an excellent point of contrast against other shrubs in your garden.Grown in a row to edge a yard or in a layered bank of greenery, these compact and low-growing shrubs create natural boundaries of color that vary from season to season. Clusters of white flowers at the tips of the stems in spring turn to white berries in summer.Summer dark green foliage begins to deepen to showy burgundy in fall. Winter, Dogwood Red Gnome’s dormant season, surprises with stems of deep red. A year of color makes the Dogwood Red Gnome a standout for your garden.Introduce Dogwood Red Gnome to your garden for color that reflects the beauty of each season. Order yours today for a versatile garden palette.* Winter red stems * Fast growing * Compact & dense.
Brilliant Winter ColorCardinal Red Osier Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental stems. It’s a unique and versatile plant that would look great in many locations.Plant a few along your property line for an awesome border. Use one as a specimen planting anywhere you’d like a splash of brilliant color amid the drab hues of your winter yard. Your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s outstanding feature is its bright red, winter twig color which will present a stunning contrast to your white winter snows. A bonus to its spectacular winter interest is the tiny white flowers that appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring.The flowers give way to creamy white fruit in late summer that is very attractive to birds, and generally considered to have as much, if not more ornamental interest than the flowers.As if that’s not enough, yet another bonus will be evident in the fall when your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s dark green leaves turn an attractive red-purple.Cardinal Red Dogwood grows to about 10 feet high with and equal spread. It is widely adaptable to soil and moisture variations and will even do well in swampy or boggy conditions. Its rounded form will present a pretty picture in your landscape, even without its added features.The Cardinal Red Dogwood is a hybrid Dogwood that was developed by the University of Minnesota in 1986. It was an NC-7 Trials top-performing plant and received the 2004 Plant of Merit. Once you have one growing in your yard, you’ll understand why this plant is an award winner.* Outstanding winter color* 4-season interest* Wildlife interest* Adaptable* Loves wet soilPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
4-Season Interest and Dramatic Winter ColorYellow Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with bright, ornamental twigs. Plant several along a property line in concert with Red Dogwood for a decorative contrast during the drab, winter months. You could also plant just one in view of a window where its winter color can brighten your cold season landscape. Your Yellow Twig Dogwood is sure to be a delight for your yard with its four-season interest. Two-inch clusters of tiny, white flowers appear in spring with occasional, recurrent blooming that lasts into summer. Four-inch, dark green leaves fill out the shrub until they transition to a deep red for autumn. As fall approaches, white-hued drupes form on your Yellow Twig Dogwood as well, a valued feature for both their decorative nature and use to your yard’s wildlife. Of course the most striking feature of your Yellow Twig Dogwood is its twig color. Maintaining its green color through the summer months, it makes a dramatic shift to bright yellow after the leaves have fallen, displaying outstanding color against the browns and greys of winter. Yellow Twig Dogwood will grow to about 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It doesn’t require any pruning, but is happy to be trimmed if you so desire. It’s tolerant of a variety of conditions and is even drought tolerant. For a splash of much-needed color in winter you can’t go wrong with a Yellow Twig Dogwood. Four-season interest, and particular winter appeal is a rare thing. Couple the Yellow Twig with a Red Dogwood for a truly unique display in your winter landscape this year.* Yellow stems in winter * Four-season interest * Cold hardyPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Brilliant Red Winter ColorRedosier Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with brilliant red winter color. It is unparalleled in its ability to brighten up the winter landscape. Plant one anywhere you’d like a splash of vibrant color through the dull winter months.Your Redosier Dogwood is a plant that defies the usual progression of color in an ornamental plant. When most of your lovely summer plants are preparing for a winter rest, the excitement is just beginning for your Redosier Dogwood. A bright green presence in your yard for the summer months, this lively plant drops its leaves in fall to reveal purple/red stems. Those bright stems are sure to provide an exquisite stand-out in your barren, winter landscape. While summer isn’t when the Dogwood shines, your Redosier Dogwood will still be an esteemed presence in your yard through the warm months. The 5-10 cm leaves are opposite and oval, with white threads creating a lovely effect as they run through the veins. The 4-petalled tiny flowers are white to greenish, appearing in numerous dense, flat-topped clusters. The white fruit that arrive later are 7-9 mm long, berry-like drupes which are attractive to birds and other wildlife.The Redosier Dogwood is a free-spreading shrub with many stems. It will reach 8-12 feet in height with an equal spread but can be pruned to any size. It is adaptable to both wet and dry sites as well as a variety of soil types. Your Redosier is even shade tolerant.An admirable deciduous shrub with unique ornamental qualities, your Redosier Dogwood won’t fail to please you year after year.*White Flower Heads Followed by White Berries*Brilliant Red Stems*Attracts WildlifePruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Thick, Silvery Blue GroundcoverSome spots in your garden don’t need a tall, showy plant. They need something that is going to cover a wide area, really densely. The solution to that is the Juniper Blue Rug, ‘Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii’. It is a ground cover that only grows 6” high but will spread 6 to 10 feet wide with ground hugging thick foliage.You won’t be surprised to learn that the Blue Rug got its name from its silver-blue color and low growing habit. You might be surprised to know, though, that it is the lowest growing juniper available and loves hot sun and dry, rocky soils. Its silver sea-green color makes it look like it needs to be pampered, but Blue Rug does just fine with your neglect once it is established.Use Blue Rug in your rock garden, cascading over your retaining wall or covering the feet of taller conifers. Put it in a planter and let it spill over the edges or let it spread around your patio pavers. A true evergreen, it keeps its needles and silvery color all year, which is a nice contrast to the deeper greens of other evergreens in the winter.This slow-growing groundcover doesn’t need pruning, unless it is getting out of bounds. Sometimes it will set dark berries in the fall, which the birds are more than happy to remove for you.The Blue Rug Juniper is a hard-working plant, thriving in tough places in your garden. Order a few from Nature Hills this year. They grow slowly, so the longer you wait, the longer until that bald spot in your garden is covered.* Silvery Blue Foliage* Creeping Growth to 8’* Full Sun* Lowest Growing Juniper .
Ornamental Interest for Difficult AreasGrey Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Use a few of these for those locations in your yard where you’d like something pretty, but have problematic soils or conditions.Your Gray Dogwood has a lot to recommend it. The twigs are grey, rather than brown, and a lovely contrast to the new growth which begins as red. The 4-inch long, lance-shaped foliage is an elegant grey-hued, green that turns a dusky purple/red for autumn. The late spring flowers appear as clusters of white blossoms that later transition to the fruit. Each berry is supported by a red stem, another decorative accent that is especially attractive in the winter months after the fruit is gone and the red stems remain.Gray Dogwood will grow 10-15 feet tall with an equal spread, but can be pruned to almost any size. It is adaptable to poor soils, heat and drought, but is often seen in moist or rocky locations. Your Gray Dogwood would clearly be an exceptional addition to your yard under almost any conditions. However, it’s especially valuable as a hardy, ornamental shrub for those areas where you need something a little less fussy. Why not fill in those problem areas of your landscape with a Gray Dogwood today, and reap the rewards of a truly exceptional, and hardy, ornamental shrub.* Decorative foliage and twig color * Spring flowers and fall fruit * Hardy * Wildlife interestPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.