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Boxwoods

Here at Creekside Nursery we currently grow three different varieties of Boxwood in various sized containers. "Japanese" Boxwood can cope with heavy frosts and is also able to take full sun, but can handle being planted in light shade as well. They grow densely and can be cut to just about any shape which makes them ideal for formal hedges and topiary work. "Wintergreen" boxwood is an attractive boxwood whose foliage is bright green when new, and darkens slightly with age. The name derives from this shrub’s ability to maintain its green color during colder months when other varieties may yellow. Mature height is 2-4 ft. with a mature width of 3-5 ft. "Sprinter" Boxwood has a more upright habit which makes it great for hedging. Its glossy evergreen foliage is attractive year-round and it has excellent hardiness. Great for edging or a low hedge in formal gardens.

Frostproof Gardenia

The Frostproof Gardenia bears shiny, dark, medium-sized green leaves that are considered evergreen and contrast nicely with the intensely fragrant, double white flowers that bloom in late spring and through the early summer. The flower buds, that set in late July and early August and carry through winter, are resistant to late spring frosts that can damage them. This is an excellent choice for a lower-growing hedge or foundation planting. This gardenia can thrive with more direct sun than most other varieties and prefers well drained, acidic soils. When the soil is not acid enough, the plants cannot absorb needed iron appropriately and this can lead to a yellowish cast of the leaves known as Iron Chlorosis.

Summerwine Wisteria

Blooming vines are a great way to jazz up a trellis, fence, or arbor while adding color and fragrance to your landscape. This woody twining vine fits that bill perfectly! The evergreen leaves are a leathery dark green, and inn summer, reddish-purple, pea-like flowers bloom in large clusters. The blooms are highly fragrant and the plant itself is not as invasive as the more common lavender Wisteria. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) can encourage your vine to keep blooming throughout the warm weather season.