Look ahead to some hot plants for 2012. New or old, these are currently some of our favorites. Please be aware some of these will not be available at the nursery until the spring.
Bring the beauty of the Alaskan forest to your yard. This is the blue weeping form which makes an attractive specimen and can provide a focal point in your landscaping. It will become very dense with maturity and will grow to 25 to 30 feet tall by 10 to 12 feet wide. Likes full sun and moist but well-drained soil.
This upright-growing Japanese Maple really shines in the winter when it’s stems turn a brilliant coral pink. Small light green leaves turn orange-yellow in fall. Like many Japanese Maples, it will grow into an interestingly-shaped small tree or large shrub and can be used as a specimen or in a group planting. Position in sun or part shade, light dappled shade would be ideal. Grows to 18 to 20 feet tall and spreads 12 to 15 feet.
A dwarf form of the Canadian Hemlock forms a flat-topped spreading mound with finely-textured foliage. Has many landscaping uses such as foundation plantings, rock gardens or just small areas which are shaded. In our climate this Hemlock prefers part shade and well-drained but not dry soil. We have several planted in our Azalea plantings here at the nursery which are growing well. 18 inches to 2 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet tal
Imagine a pink forsythia… well, you don’t have to! Abeliophyllum is often called “white forsythia” as it flowers on the bare stems in early spring. This is a form with soft pink flowers that grows to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Use as an alternative for or a compliment to forsythia for early interest. Easy to grow in full sun or part shade.
Deep purple foliage sets off the light pink flowers, which resemble witch hazel blooms. The flowers appear in spring and also in the fall. Loropetalum makes a compact, rounded bush which grows to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. In some winters Loropetalum may remain evergreen, depending on the severity of the winter. We recommend a good mulching, as winter can cut them back to the ground, they will spring up again from the roots. Plant in sun or light shade.
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Garden Adventures Nursery
1900 W Mt Vernon St
Nixa, MO 65714
2.8 miles west of Highway 160 on Highway 14
Telephone: (417) 725-3223
Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm (All year)
Sunday: 12 am -5 pm (April to Oct)