Model: Nandina Firepower at Greenwood Nursery
Nandina Dwarf Firepower is a bright compact evergreen shrub with lime green leaves and beautiful fire red leaves in the fall and winter. Nandina Dwarf Firepower is the perfect accent plant for Oriental gardens or for shaded landscapes in need of color. Plant Nandina Dwarf Firepower as a single specimen in small yards and courtyards, where its color provides a focal point or accent. Plants shipping into AZ or CA will be bare rooted and wash free of soil before being prepped for shipping. Plants are grown in 2.5 inch pots. Please note: This item will ship right away regardless of your location. This is due to Amazon guidelines. Your plants will arrive within 2 weeks of placing your order.
(Barberry) SunjoyTM Gold Beret Berberis is a unique dwarf, low mounding gold barberry with attractive red new growth and red fall color. In summer, the foliage is a striking bright gold that will surely get attention in the garden. The compact size of SunjoyTM Gold Beret makes it perfect for the front of the border. Proven to be rust and burn resistant, not to mention deer resistant too! A Proven WinnersÂ® ColorChoiceÂ® Flowering Shrub.
Heavenly Bamboo, (Nandina domestica), is completely unrelated to Bamboo. It's common name comes only from it's resemblance to bamboo due to the fine lacy foliage, and the growth pattern of the plant, which is cane like. Nandina is classified as an evergreen, but will lose it's foliage if the temperature drops below 10 degreed F. The canes will die back to the ground at -10 degrees, but will come back readily the next spring.
What makes this plant special is the color it provides in the garden, during all four seasons of the year. In the spring, the new foliage emerges as bright bronzed red, and is soon followed by large, six to twelve inch panicles of creamy white flowers.
As the season changes, the foliage becomes blue green, fading to light green. Clusters of bright green berries replace the flowers. By late summer, the berries will ripen to a bright red.
In the fall, the foliage color again begins to change to shades of pink and red, ending the year with bright red leaves and berries. The berries will remain until they are discovered and enjoyed by the local birds.
Heavenly bamboo will slowly grow to 8 feet if it is left alone. However, it can be kept at a very compact size by pruning. This makes it an excellent choice for entryways, patios or foundation plantings. Multiple plantings may be used as a screen or hedge. It is also suitable for growing as a container plant, indoors.
The flowers of Nandinas attract bees, the berries will attract mockingbirds, cedar waxwings, and robins.
Nandina may be grown in partial shade, but the foliage colors will be much more intense if it is grown in full sun, with a little shade in the hottest part of the day. Select a location that is protected from harsh winds. Once established, this is one of the toughest plants, adapting itself to a wide variety of conditions.
Hardy zone 6-9
Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' is the latest advance in the changing world of hardy native hibiscus. Combine this amazing foliage with 8" wide, fire engine red flowers from June through September and you've got what I affectionately term a "wow" plant. Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' makes a 5'+ tall specimen that prefers moist soils but adapts well to all but the driest of garden conditions.
This wonderful native from NC, south and west to Texas, is one of the lesser-known of our native mallows. Hibiscus aculeatus is found in upland bogs, roadside ditches, and coastal pinelands within the Southeast. Although Hibiscus aculeatus likes moist feet, we have had very good luck growing it in raised sandy berms with regular watering. The fuzzy 4' stems are clothed with lobed, okra-like leaves. From the leaf axils, plenty of 4-5" open, cone-shaped, light yellow flowers highlighted with a dark purple eye are produced from early summer until fall...attractive to hummingbirds. Virtually everything about Hibiscus aculeatus is fuzzy...do not approach without a razor in hand.
An energetic bright green shrub growing up to 3 ft. tall and spreading rapidly to 10 - 12 ft. wide. Powder blue flowers in the spring. A good evergreen weed-smothering groundcover for full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant but appreciates an occasional summer watering and will accept moderate water. Tolerant of hot interior locations as long as some shade and irrigation are provided. Ceanothus are great additions to the habitat garden offering food and cover for birds and nectar for bees and butterflies.
Large, dusky-red leaves have bright-red veining and stems. Dark seed pods are very exotic looking, being covered in deep red spikes. (Caution: All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are very poisonous. Do not take internally. Skin contact may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.)
This plant was selected as a chance seedling in the 1980s by Ken Dunstan of Alstonville, New South Wales and was also called Callistemon 'Alstonville Dwarf', Callistemon 'Tom Thumb' and Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'. It was the 1986 Shrub of the Year in Australia and was originally introduced as a plant that only grew to 3 feet tall but older plants can now be found in cultivation are typically 4 to 5 feet with plants at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes California that have exceed 8 feet in height. It reportedly gets chlorotic in overly-wet soils but responds in these situations to chelated iron fertilizers. The genus was named using the Greek words 'kallos' meaning "beautiful" and 'stemon' meaning "stamens" in reference to the long conspicuous and colorful stamens that characterize the flowers of this genus. Melaleuca and Callistemon have long been noted as being closely related and were separated on the basis that Callistemon stamens are free and those of Melaleuca are in bundles. The two genera have recently been combined into the genus Melaleuca. Until such time that the new names have broad recognition we will still refer to these plants as Callistemon.