Midfall is the perfect time of the year to plant bushes here in the Carolinas. Cooler temperatures help keep the soil moist and encourage root growth before frost hits. Here at Blackhawk Hardware’s Garden Center we always strive to bring you the highest quality of intriguing plants. While we carry popular varieties like ornamental boxwood shrubs, we pride ourselves in some of these beauties that we’re going to highlight here.
A shade-loving evergreen, Edgeworthia is definitely worth a spot in your yard. Edgeworthia Chrysantha is also well known as Oriental Paperbush. Traditionally, fibers of its bark have been used in crafting Japanese paper.
Edgeworthia’s beautiful clustered blossoms bloom from February to April.
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Otto Luyken English Laurel
English Laurel is a relative of Bay Laurel with handsome dark green leaves that are evergreen. The bushes produce flowers in April and May. Birds love their trademark purple berries, however we advise against eating them yourself. Otto Luyken, the variety we are extra excited to have in stock at the Garden Center, is a helf-dwarf that will only grow to about 3ft tall and 6-8ft wide. Otto Luyken Laurels are great to plant in smaller corners of your yard to create cohesion with larger Laurels in your yard.
Jazz Hands Loropetalum
What stunning foliage! Jazz Hands Loropetalum is ready to make a statement in your yard with its colorful pink, light and dark green leaves. This variety of Chinese Witch Hazel is relatively new on the market and prides itself in being deer and pest resistant. Jazz Hands Loropetalum is happy in full sun to part shade and can grow up to 4-6ft high and wide.
These beauties won’t last so come to Blackhawk Hardware’s Garden Center today and pick up the fabulous bushes for your North Carolina yard!