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Summer Featured Plants

 A selection of Amherst Nurseries' summer favorites.

 

Variegated Yucca (Yucca filamontosa 'Colorguard')

  • Full Sun
  •  Zones 4-10
  • 20" tall x 3' wide
  • Dark green, sword shaped leaves with bright yellow center stripe
  • 6 foot flower stalk, topped with white orchid like flowers in summer
  • Deer and drought resistant
  • ideal for rock gardens, mixed perennial borders or as a specimen plant

 

Knock out Roses

  • Full Sun to Partcial Shade (most shade tolerant of all roses)
  • Zone 5-10
  • 3-4' tall x 2-3' wide
  • Long bloom period, no prunning required
  • Highly disease resistant
  • Available is an assortment of colors

 

 

Butterfly Bush 'Purple Emperor' (Buddleia davidii 'Pyrkeep')

  • Full Sun
  • Zone 5
  • 4-5' tall x 3-4' wide
  • one third the size of traditional butterfly bushes
  • Blanketed with dark purple flowers summer till frost
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

 

Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky' (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky')

  • Full Sun
  • Zones 4-8
  • 6-10' tall x 8-10' wide
  • Blooms July- September with large pyramidal clusters of white flowers that fade to pink
  • Soil pH does not effect flower color
  • Blooms on new wood, so shrub can be prunned to desired height each spring

 

Angelina Stonecrop (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')

  • Full Sun to partcial shade
  • 4-6" tall x 12-24" wide
  • Zone 3-6
  • Evergreen groundcover with golden yellow, succulent leaves
  • Cluster of yellow flowers in summer
  • Leaves become tiped with orange once hit by frost
  • Deer and drought tolerant

 

Plum 'Thundercloud' (Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud')

  • 20-30' tall x 20-30' wide
  • Zone 4-9
  • Rounded, upright, deciduous tree
  • Full Sun
  • Clusters of light pink flowers in late spring
  • Dark Purple foliage throughout the growing season

 

 

 

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