In the Spotlight

The garden center at Heritage Hill Nursery is stocked with many different varieties of plants and trees that is sure to meet almost everyone’s landscaping needs, from the new and exciting to the everyday classics.  As our newest addition to the website, each week we will be showcasing one of these fabulous finds on our very own “Weekly Spotlight”. 

Along with our special offers and seasonal garden and lawn tips, visit here often to consider additional ideas for your own garden and ways to beautify your outdoor living space! 

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Karen Rhododendron / Azalea

We are featuring the Rhododendron x ‘Karen’, also known as the Karen Rhododendron or Karen Azalea in this week’s spotlight.

Talk about a statement!  This Broadleaf Evergreen does just that.  It usually grows 2-4’ tall and 3-5’ wide.  An unusually hardy and highly reliable evergreen shrub with rich lavender-purple hose-in-hose flowers on a vigorous upright plant. Foliage turns a brilliant burgundy in the fall. It is the showiest when planted in groups of 3 or more. An ideal spring blooming foundation shrub for beds and borders. 

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5/18 /19

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Autumn Brilliance® Apple Serviceberry

This weeks featured plant is the Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’, commonly known as  Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry.  The name really says it all!  This is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked, under-story tree or tall shrub which typically grows to 15-20’ tall and wide.  It usually blooms in Late April with a cloud of white flowers followed by edible fruits (3/8″ diameter) in June (hence the sometimes used common name of Juneberry for amelanchiers). Berries resemble blueberries in taste and may be used in jams, jellies and pies. You will have to fight with the birds to get enough! The leaves emerge with bronze tints in spring, mature to dark green from late spring throughout summer before finally turning brilliant red to orange-red in fall.  A plant for all seasons!

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Baton Rouge Dogwood

This week featured plant is the Cornus alba ‘Minbat’, commonly known as Baton Rouge Dogwood.  This shrub was selected for its naturally compact, bushy habit.  It grows 4-5’ tall and 4-5’ wide.  That’s not the only benefit! It offers amazing year round interest! White spring flowers are followed by white berries that are attractive to birds. The medium green foliage transforms to a brilliant reddish purple hue in autumn. Bright red stems in winter make a spectacular display or you can cut them for Holiday arrangements!!!

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