Cold Hardy Camellias
Double Take Storm
Blue Chip Butterfly
Miss Ruby Butterfly
Pinky Winky Hydrangea
There was once
a time that Camellias were only considered for Southern
gardens with less harsh winter conditions. To the
benefit of the Tennessee area, new cold hardy varieties
of Camellias are now available hardy down to Zone 6
making them great for our area landscapes.
These beauties display beaufiul glossy evergreen foliage
that is best protected when being kept out of harsh
westerly winter winds. Camellias prefer part sun to
shade conditions thriving in high indirect light or
partial sun exposures. Given careful placement &
protection, Camellias can adorn your gardens with
awesome fall to early spring color.
The hardy camellias available for our area include
varieties within either the Winter series Camellias or
the April series Camellias. The Winter series Camellias
begin to produce their blossoms in late October
continuing through the winter into early spring. The
April series Camellias begin flowering in early spring
and continue blossoming thru the spring season.
Here is a sample of Hardy Camellias now available at
Winter Star Camellia:
This is one of the larger Camellia varieties producing
medium pink blossoms in late fall continuing thru the
winter season and lightly blooming again in the spring.
One of the hardiest varieties maturing to a height of
8-10' tall by 6' wide.
Winter's Snowman Camellia:
This is a white blooming variety with an upright growth
habit reaching 8'+ tall by only 4-5' wide with a column
like growth habit. New growth of this variety is reddish
maturing to green. Blossoms in months of November &
April Tryst Camellia:
This is a beautiful variety producing double red rose
like flowers in early to mid spring. This compact
growing variety grows only 4-6' tall wide producing
large dark green glossy foliage that is very attractive
all by itself.
April Dawn Camellia:
This variety produces double white blossoms streaked
with dark pink colorations. Large deep green glossy
foliage on a shrub growing 5-8' tall by 4-5' wide makes
this a great addition to the landscape.
Spring's Promise Camellia:
This variety is another compact grower maturing 5-6'
tall & wide. Uniquely, this variety often blooms mid
winter and early spring creating a long spiratic
bloomsing season. Reddish pink flowers with yellow
centers make this a variety worth
choosing for the gardens.
A breakthrough in rose hybridizing, the Drifts are
compact groundcover roses that are a result from the
crossing of miniature and groundcover roses. Their
versatile habit fits equally well into small home
gardens and come along with the ease of care commonly
known in the Knock Out Roses family who share the origin
of the same breeder.
The Drifts have been tested extensively under diverse
climate conditions and are winter hardy in Zone 5.
Unlike the well known Knock Out Roses, the Drifts grow
much small in the 1.5-2' height range spreading to 3-4'
wide creating a low massing of bright color. 7 Varieties
of Drift Roses are available in White, Reds, Peach,
Apricot, and Pink colors.
Want a blast of low maintenance color in your gardens
that will last throughout the years, try the newest
release of the Drift Roses.
Apricot Drift® exhibits a true groundcover habit and
offers a fresh look to the series. Double apricot
colored flowers begin flowering in spring and display a
season-long show of color. It is just as tough and
disease resistant as others in the Drift® series. Best
suited for small gardens or along paths and walkways.
Peach Drift® is one of the most floriferous dwarf shrubs
available. Soft peach blooms cover the plant from mid
Spring to the first hard freeze of late Fall. Peach
Drift® pairs well with existing perennials in any
landscape. The mature plant is approximately 1½' by 2'
and exhibits strong disease resistance.
Clear pink double flowers
seem to float in clusters atop dark green glossy foliage. Most double-flowered
of all the Drift® Roses. Abundant and continuous flowering in addition to
exceptional disease resistance makes this a perfect choice for use along
pathways, hillsides or at the front of a border.
Red Drift® has the most petite flowers of all of the
Drift® Roses. It is perfect for use in front of border
plantings. Red Drift® makes a beautiful statement when
it drapes naturally over a rock wall or edge. Mature
height is less than 1½' with a wider spread. Great
flower power and disease resistance
Bright coral-orange blooms cover this small mounding shrub from mid
Spring to mid Fall. Coral Drift® has the most vibrant flowers that
catch your eye from anywhere. Mix and match with similar or
contrasting colors to really wow. Fully Winter hardy and disease
Pink Drift® is low-growing with distinctive mounded
flowers that reach 1½' in height with a 3' spread. Deep
pink flowers with a soft faded center bloom in abundance
throughout the season. This disease-resistant plant is
easy to care for and easy to combine with other
The newest introduction to the popular Drift® series,
Icy Drift® has small, pure white double blooms that form
from late spring/early summer through frost. The
flowers are borne abundantly in large clusters. The
disease resistance is exceptional. Medium green glossy
foliage helps to highlight the clean white blossoms.
- New Varieties At Evergreen
There's much research
in the making on improving Dogwoods and their
performance in the landscape. Improvements in Dogwoods
are increasing their resistance to Powdery Mildrew,
Dogwood Anthracnose, Dogwood Borer, and overall
New varieties of the Kousa Chinese Dogwoods are being
developed making this variety more and more popular in
the landscape. Hybridized cross between the Kousa and
standard Cornus florida dogwoods are creating the
benefits are combining these two species features. Last,
but certainly not least, the new Appalachian series
Dogwoods found and developed thru native Dogwood sources
are giving Dogwoods a new fresh look in the landscape.
Check out these varieties now available at Evergreen.
This dogwood variety
displays enormous hunter green foliage that stands out
among the rest of all dogwoods. Creamy white flowers are
born mid to late spring after the foliage has emerged
making this timing unique in the landscape.
Bright red fruit is displayed in the early fall season
followed by awesome red orange fall leaf color. Great
dogwood displays boldly variegated, creamy white and
green foliage contributes a show of color throughout the
spring and summer months, when strawberry-like red
fruits appear. This handsome tree cranks up the color in
fall when the multi-colored leaves turn to rich pink and
burgundy. This lovely, all-season performer bears
prolific white blooms in May and June after most
flowering trees have finished blooming. Upright branches
form a vase-shaped canopy that
grows to a height of about 25' & a spread of 20'. Hardy
to Zone 4.
Good disease resistance.
Chinese Prophet Kousa
This is another great Kousa dogwood variety displaying
large deep green foliage on one of the fastest
developing varieties available. Creamy white flowers
produced in late spring backed by beautiful green
foliage makes this tree striking.
Orange to red fall decorative fruit, red orange fall
leaf color, and mottled exfoliating bark with age are
among this tree's unique features. Good disease
One of the new Appalachian Series Dogwood
displaying great resistance to Powdery Mildew. This dogwood variety produces
very large white blossoms in spring pink hints around the outer edges of the
Grows 15-25' tall &
wide and has nice fall red foliage color. Produces red berries adding fall
good Appalachian release that has great disease
resistance to Powdery Mildew. This variety produces
creamy white flowers that are very stiff with purplish
Grows 15-25' tall & wide. Produces red berries adding
Stellar Pink Dogwood
This variety of the Kousa / Florida Dogwood cross is a
variety producing a pinkish white flower in late spring.
Expect a variation of pink and white in the blossom that
can vary from location to location. Resistant to Dogwood
Anthracnose & Borers.
Good purple red fall leaf color but no fall fruit is
produced on this variety. Grows 15-20' tall & wide.
Stellar Pink is a vigorous grower.
cross variety between the Kousa & Florida Dogwoods
producing great features such as creamy white flowers in
mid spring, good disease resistance, nice fall foliage
color. These Kousa/Florida cross usually begin blooming
when our native or Florida dogwoods finish blooming, but
are slightly earlier than straight Kousa varieties.
Good cold hardiness and grows 20-25' tall & wide. Good
disease & borer resistance. Fall fruit is not produced
on this variety.
A Kousa / Florida cross variety displaying unique
featues such as overlapping flower bracts on large
creamy white blossoms, erect growth habit, good disease
& borer resistance, & reddish orange to purple fall
Good disease & borer resistance with a growth habit
reaching 25' tall & wide. Sterile flowers causes this
variety to not produce fall fruit.
Keeps coming back for more.
You know how much you love the fragrance and color of
lilacs in spring. Now you can enjoy the show throughout
much of the summer. This repeat bloomer sports deep
purple flower clusters that fade to pink. A magnet for
butterflies and hummingbirds. Stays compact at 5 feet
tall and a 6 foot spread. Vigorous, very hardy and deer
Double Take Storm
new series of flowering Quince is a whole new beginning
to quince as we know them. These 3 new Quince are part
of the Double Take Storm Series Quince that taunt their
double flowers, thornless branches, fruitless habit, and
Three new varieties all growing in the range of 3-4'
tall and 4-5' wide include:
- Double Take Scarlet Storm
- Double Take Pink Storm
- Double Take Orange Storm
new Hydrangea is an adaptable native plant producing
huge flowers (as much as 12″ across) is reliable and
beautiful. Very cold hardy, Incrediball blooms on
new growth so even very cold winters won’t keep it from
blooming. The flowers are held upright on very sturdy
stems, so they don’t flop like the original
‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea will. A
great addition for part sun to part shade environments.
It's the pink 'Annabelle'
hydrangea! Invincibelle Spirit is as hardy and adaptable
'Annabelle' but produces loads of hot pink flowers from
early summer to frost. It's a reliable bloomer in the
north and is also heat tolerant.
Rich pink flowers bloom from
early summer to frost. Dark pink buds open to hot pink
flowers which then turn soft pinkAmericas as they mature,
finally changing to green at the end of their life
cycle. Very hardy. Reliable bloomer.
• Cut Flower
• Deadheading Not Necessary
• Heat Tolerant
• Landscape Plant
• Low Maintenance
• Native to the
Blue Chip Butterfly
This is a new great lower
growing Butterfly Bush producing a more compact
growth habit reaching 4' but able to be pruned and
managed in the 2-3' height range. Beautiful fragrant
bluish purple flowers are produced from late spring thru
fall requirng little or no dead heading to provide
continual flowering. Also known as Lo & Behold Butterfly
Miss Ruby Butterfly
Another great new Buttefly bush
variety release producing bright pinkish purple
color blossoms on a semi compact Butterfly Bush growth
habit. Grows 4-5'' tall by 3-4' wide. Easy to grow and a
color like no other Butterfly Bush you've seen.
Pinky Winky Hydrangea
Hydrangea are gardener's
favorites when it comes to flowering landscape shrubs.
Many Hydrangea varieties are difficult to grow, but varieties
of the Hydrangea paniculata family are ones that you
just can't go wrong with. Consider the unique Proven
Winners release, the Pinky Winky Hydrangea that will
bloom year after year without fail.
This cold hardy Hydrangea
produces 12-16" long white blossoms taking on two tone
pink tones as the blooms begin to mature in late summer
to fall. Absolutely stunning for the garden. Prefers
full sun and grow 6-8' tall but can be managed smaller
with yearly spring pruning.