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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Posted By: Laurelle Olfdord-Down in Feature Products

Now available at Art’s Nursery – HGTV’s HOME Plant Collection - Smart, stylish gardening solutions from the experts at HGTV.

Get inspired by the style, beauty and colour of the plants in this exciting plant collection, HGTV HOME Plants. Want to know more about choosing the right plants? How to care for them? Which plants go together? We take the guesswork out with KNOW HOW! — tips and advice from the experts at HGTV.

In stock now (June 2014):

Smart and Stylish Shrubs from the HGTV Collection

Hydrangea m. ‘Double Hot Pink’

Stunning mophead variety double bright pink blooms last from late spring to frost, adding brilliant colour to your landscape all season long. Hot, hot, hot!! Prefers full to part sun and regular watering. This is a repeat blooming variety.

Weigela ‘Burgundy Fire’

Fuschia flowers are amazing against the bronze foliage. Best grown in full sun with moist but well drained soil.

Blueberry Petite Butterfly Bush (Buddleia ‘Blueberry Petite’)

Nectar-licious! Attracts bees and butterflies. Irresistible blue coloured blooms all summer through frost. Sterile so is NOT invasive. Best when planted in full sun and given regular moisture. Grows 3.5-5ft tall and wide.

Hydrangea p. ‘Blonde Galaxy’

Lovely large strong white blooms. Tidy upright growth. Best in part sun / part shade with moist but well drained soil.

Licorice Stix Elderberry (Sambucus ‘Licorice Stix’)

Deep mysterious black burgundy leaves, columnar and compact growth, dramatic hot pink clusters of flowers open to white. Best when planted in full sun and watered regularly. A nice compact grower that will fit into tight spaces.

This is just the beginning of this great plant collection, more plants will be added and come available in time. To check out the whole collection and get some great tips on design and care, check out the HGTV website


Friday, April 11, 2014
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products

This month we're featuring a collection of interesting and unique plants that can grace any garden or plant collection.

rhododendron ebony pearl

Rhododendron ‘Ebony Pearl’

Ebony Pearl is a unique rhododendron with coppery green foliage that first emerges a deep, dark maroon. Broad, funnel shaped flowers open a soft mauve-pink and fade to white at edges with a ray of reddish-brown spots. Both foliage and flowers compete for best in show. Grows to a smaller size, 3ft by 3ft and like all Rhododendrons prefers a part shade location in moist, but well drained soils. Blooms in April and May

green giant fairy bells

Green Giant Fairy Bells

Disporum cantoniens Green Giant

This magnificent perennial was found and named by noted plant explorer, Dan Hinkley, in Sichuan province, china, Its bamboo -like shoots emerge in shades o pink, white and green, maturing to deep green. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers unfurl in nodding bells with the new growth each spring; flowers are followed by glistening black fruit in fall. Prefers full to part shade and grows quickly to 6ft tall and 3-4ft wide. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9 so may require some winter protection or a sheltered location.

leucocarpa heavenly bamboo

Leucocarpa Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica Leucocarpa

It’s not often that a common evergreen shrub like Nandina gets revitalized with a new variety. This one made our horticulturists go WOW! Leucocarpa is an evergreen, upright shrub with bright green foliage during the year (as compared to most Nandinas that have green, orange, yellow & red foliage). Pannicles of white flowers appear in spring and are followed by cream coloured berries in fall. Grows 3-4ft in height and slightly larger spread. Hardy to zone 6.

curly red leucothoe

Leucothoe ‘Curly Red’

This special Leucothoe is an evergreen shrub with curling leaves in colours throughout the seasons. During Autumn, leaves are red and in early winter they become purple. As the plant is very hardy, the tick leathery leaves keep their color during the winter. ‘Curly Red’ is a good cover for shady banks and looks great in mass plantings. It is well suited as an undergrowth plant and mixes well with green foliage shrubs. A fantastic woody subject for mixed containers too! This plant prefers part shade but will tolerate full sun if kept moist. Soil should be moist, acidic and well drained. Stays short – grows to only 16 inches tall and about 18 inches wide. Hardy to zone 6-7

little twist flowering cherry tree

Little Twist Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus incisa ‘Little Twist’

This darling little flowering cherry tree features gorgeous double pink, rose-like flowers in large clusters in mid-spring. Branches are twisted and contorted offering off-season interest. Leaves are reddish, then green and turn yellow in the fall. Beautiful ornamental tree for small yards, Asian-inspired landscapes and feature gardens. Ornamental only – no fruit. Prefers to grow in full sun in moist, but well drained soils. Can reach 15ft+ in time.

kew green Japanese skimmia

Kew Green Skimmia

Skimmia japonica ‘Kew Green’

Another striking evergreen shrub. ‘Kew Gree’ has a compact habit and large clusters of fragrant white to pink flowers. Male variety – plant female skimmia nearby to produce colourful fruit. Prefers part shade and moist, but well drained soils. Hardy to zone 7.

cammelia costei

Camellia costei

This striking, white flowering camellia is originally from the forests of south China and produces single flowers in spring. Its elliptical evergreen leaves add great contrast to the blooms. Camellia costei is a great specimen plant or small evergreen tree in the garden. Grows to around 15ft in height and prefers sheltered, part sun locations. Hardy to zone 7.

bloom a thon pink double azalea

Bloom-a-Thon Pink Double Azalea

Unlike most Azaleas, the bloom-a-thon series allow you to enjoy months of flowers instead of just weeks. Double pink spring flowers rebloom in mid-summer, and continue to flower until the first hard frost. Prefers part sun and moist, but well drained, fertile, acidic soils. Prune to shape and fertilize after spring bloom. Grows 3-4ft tall and up to 3ft wide.

Russian tea plant

Russian Tea

This very hardy camellia species is used to produce tea in the plantations of southern Russia. It is a compact, attractive shrub and features fall blooming, white, fragrant flowers and dark evergreen foliage that can easily be made into green or black tea. Prefers full to part sun and well drained, acidic soils. Grows 4-6ft in height. Harvest leaves 2-3 years after planting.

If any other these wonderful plants catch your fancy, call us or drop by and visit us at Arts Nursery. As always, our selection is always changing. Call ahead 604.882.1201 to confirm availability if you are making a special trip to aquire one of these treasures!


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