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Blue Point Junipers

This is an exceptionally hardy, fast growing, upright juniper with a pyramidal growth habit. Retains its excellent blue-green color through the winter. A favorite for a specimen plant, tall screens, windbreaks and also displays well as a decorated living Christmas tree on the front lawn. The foliage is densely branched and maintains its natural form with practically no pruning. Also favored by topiary artists. Can mature up to12 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide. Performs well in Zones 4-10 and handles sun to part shade. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 1, 5, 7 and 15 gallon containers.

Crapemyrtles

Our Crapemyrtles are at their summer finest right now with profuse blooms in various shades of pinks, red, white and light lavender. Pollinators of all kinds flock to these showy panicles of color. Some of these varieties also have beautiful colored foliage in the Fall and the variegated bark of their trunks also adds a touch of interest to their overall beauty. From the smaller Pocomoke variety up to the towering Arapahos, these ornamental trees adorn landscapes all over the country and are perfectly suited for all Texas climates. Selling in a multi-caned format in 3, 15 and 30 gallon sizes, we can help meet all your planting needs!

Montrose Purple Vitex

Also known as Chaste Tree, Vitex has aromatic green leaves and stunning long, narrow spikes of purple flowers that cover this plant in the summer months.These fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.After blooming, narrow spikes of round, dark brown seeds are produced.Vitex grows shrub-like, but can be shaped into a tree form by trimming away the lower branches during its winter dormant period. They can achieve a mature size of 25 feet tall and wide. Handles hot summers, as well as tolerating short-term temperatures below Zero F. Hardy in Zones 6-10.

Texas Wild Olive

This ornamental member of the Borage family has highly attractive dark, soft oval leaves about 7" long by 3" wide. The tree can reach 15-30' tall with a 10-16' spread. Although highly drought tolerant, it is very sensitive to cold weather north of the Austin area, but thrives in Zones 9-11. Clusters of pretty white, funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throats grow 2-3" across, and resemble delicate white crepe paper. The fruit may be sweet, but eaten raw they are slightly toxic and may cause dizziness. Early Texas settlers used the fruit to make a perfectly safe and delicious jelly, the syrup derived from the fruit as a cough medicine, a dye for cloth and a folk remedy for rheumatism. The wood is even highly prized in carpentry. Currently available here at the nursery in 15 gallon pots.

MAGNOLIAS

Magnolias are a southern landscape staple and here at Creekside Nursery, we currently have several different varieties and sizes on hand. Magnolia trees are diverse in leaf shape and plant form, and they come in both evergreen and deciduous varieties. Pick your planting site carefully. Almost all types are hard to move once established, and many grow quite large. Dense shade, shallow roots and year-round dropping of leaves make it virtually impossible to grow grass beneath the leaf spread, but they make a perfect backdrop for shrubs and hedges. Magnolias seldom have serious pest or disease problems and they are not a favorite of deer. The highly fragrant blooms are attractive to bees and the beautiful red to orange waxy seeds are a favorite staple to birds, squirrels and other wildlife.