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Mary Nell Holly

A superb evergreen with deep green and very shiny foliage. The lustrous leaves with serrated edges maintain their color year-round. This holly has a natural pyramidal form making it handsome enough to be a specimen tree. The Mary Nell Holly is also a great plant to use for privacy or as a wind barrier, since this evergreen grows wide as well as tall. Mature size can reach to 10-12’ tall by 4-6’ wide. Once established this tree is amazingly drought resistant. Can handle full sun to part shade and performs best in Zones 6-9. Numerous bright red berries form in late summer and persist through winter which are attractive to birds and wildlife.

Coppertone Loquat

This evergreen shrub offers coppery colored foliage on the new growth. Spicy scented, fragrant, pink flowers appear in late summer and are followed by a yellow fruit in winter or early spring. Plant as a focal point in the landscape or makes a good screen when planted in rows due to its dense canopy. Fruit and most desirable bush form come from planting in full sun although Loquats can tolerate partial shade and a variety of well-drained soils. Grown here at Creekside Nursery in 5 and 15 gallon containers.

Little John Bottlebrush

Bottlebrushes are one of our most popular selling shrubs here at Creekside Nursery. The Little John (dwarf) variety is covered with the signature shaped red blooms and is a perfect fit for smaller gardens because its mature growth habit stays within the 3'H x 5'W range. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators flock to these showy shrubs. Bottlebrushes are heat tolerant, love the sun and can withstand some colder temps as well. Grows beautifully in Zones 8-10 and has an extended blooming season. The blue-green foliage is the perfect complement to the showy red blossoms. Sold in 3 gallon containers here at Creekside Nursery.

Natal Plum Tuttle

Bright glossy green foliage, fragrant white flowers and a sweet red edible fruit make this African native a highly desirable shrub. The fruit that is high in Vitamin C tastes similar to a sweet cranberry and can be eaten plain or made into jelly and other treats. However, watch for the double spines when gathering the berries and do not ingest any other part of the plant as it is highly toxic to humans, livestock and pets. It does best in sandy soil and full sun and copes well with salt spray and winds, making it a good choice for coastal areas. Matures to a height and spread of 2-3’ by 3-5’, is considered drought tolerant and grows best in Zones 9-11.

Oleanders

Oleanders are a hardy and popular variety of flowering shrub. They make wonderful hedge or screening plants. Once established, Oleanders are drought tolerant, heat, wind and disease resistant and very durable. The Hardy Red, Pink and Yellow varieties offer up plenty of beautiful flowers that hold their color for an extended time through the summer. Petite is a dwarf version of the Hardy variety of Oleanders. Noted for their durable heat, drought and salt tolerance, these plants are very useful in coastal locations and Xeric plantings. Their flowers bloom from spring through summer. The petite line is offered here at Creekside Nursery in Pink and Salmon.