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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.

Proven Winners® Line Up

Creekside Nursery is proud to now carry some of the “Proven Winners®” line of shrub products. Currently being offered are the Golden Ticket Ligustrum, two colors of dwarf Buddleias and the Double Play Red Spirea. Proven Winners® tests and trials all their products for ease of care and bright colorful plants. They are attractive to pollinators and considered deer resistant. Golden Ticket Ligustrum brings a splash of color with foliage that emerges bright yellow and morphs to chartreuse. The Blue Chip Jr. and Micro Chip Pink Buddleias both are low growers and continuous bloomers. And the Double Play Red Spirea is so named because it displays a true red bloom and dark burgundy foliage in Spring.

Pride of Barbados

A fast growing evergreen with soft green, fern-like leaves. The bright orange-red flowers adds a tropical look to any garden, butterflies and bees also love this bright flower. Requiring full sun this plant will grow 6-12" in height with a 6' spread drought and heat tolerant once established, but is frost sensitive. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in the spring for best blooming. Use as a highlight plant in a flower bed or to add a touch of the tropics to your garden performs best in zones 8-10.