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Bottlebrushes

Bottlebrushes are one of our most popular selling shrubs here at Creekside Nursery. With offerings of varieties from dwarf to tree form, we can surely fill your planting needs. The Little John (dwarf) variety is covered with the signature shaped red blooms and is a perfect fit for smaller gardens. The Hardy and Hannah Ray varieties make stunning hedges or eye-catching specimen plants. The larger shrub forms can also be shaped into tree form. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators flock to these showy shrubs. The blooms in the large varieties can be used in cut flower arrangements. Bottlebrushes are heat tolerant and can withstand some colder temps as well.

Fatsia Japonica

Fatsia Japonica, also called Japanese Aralia, is a tropical looking evergreen shrub with large palm-like glossy green leaves. Performs beautifully in a shady garden spot and can also be grown in large containers for patio or entryway use. Produces clusters of white flowers late winter into spring. The foliage can be used in cut flower arrangements and last for weeks. Can grow up to 6 feet in height with a comparable spread and does best in Zones 7-10.

Clara Hawthorn

The Clara Hawthorn is a compact, mounding variety that displays light pink flower clusters that fade to white as they open and then form dark attractive berries that are a favorite of birds for fall and winter feeding. New growth starts off coppery red and morphs to a beautiful dark green. It easily maintains a natural round-type shape that tops out at 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide. A terrific flowering shrub for mass planting or low hedges that can handle bright sun to partial shade. Thrives well in Zones 7-10. Once established, they can tolerate some levels of drought and can handle poor soil conditions. Sold here at the Nursery in 3, 5 and 7 gallon sizes.

Penny Mac Hydrangea

This is a popular deciduous shrub with large rounded clusters of either deep blue or pink flowers that bloom repeatedly throughout the warm months on old and new growth. Flower color is dependent on soil acidity. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers more blue or add lime to the soil to make the flowers more pink. This variety is also ideal for cut flower arrangements. Lush, dark green leaves hold their color through the season. Performs best in Zones 5-10 in rich, moist soil and needs regular watering especially during times of extreme heat.

Wax Texanum Ligustrum

This variety of Ligustrum features dense glossy evergreen foliage and produces clusters of white blooms in Spring. A very popular and useful shrub for foundation planting, it is also used for hedges, screens or windbreaks. Texanums are considered very fast growing but are easily maintained and can also be pruned into topiary shapes. Ligustrums do well in full sun or partial shade and are considered drought tolerant but do best if they are watered during prolonged hot, dry spells.