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Specialty plants can be found at affordable prices
Are you looking for something special for your garden or landscape project? Yes? Then look no further than our awesome range of specialty plants and grab our best deals on our plant collections. We’ve got specialty plants for every zone and every garden taste.
Specialty plants for your zone are the ones you want to plant
No matter what zone you garden in, if you live in the US, then we’ve got specialty plants for your zone. And they’re not just rated as hardy for the relevant zones, each plant is actually adapted to a single USDA hardiness zone. So when you order plants from us, you can be sure that each individual plant can truly thrive in your garden’s climate.
Specialty plants make a spectacular home garden
Pro tips for picking the right specialty plants for your garden:
Every landscape needs plants of differing heights. Make sure you pick plants from each garden ‘layer’.
Start with the tallest plants. Our maple tree or flowering tree collections are a great choice for this layer.
Then you want to choose some mid-level plants. We’ve got a couple of perennial plant collections that would work well. Or if you prefer a more neutral palette, check out our fern collections.
Consider planting some edibles in your middle layer too so you can grow beauty and food at the same time.
Once you’ve planned those two layers, don’t forget to fill in the lowest layer. We’ve got a lovely wildflower collection that would work well and a variety of ground cover collections (flowering and moss-based) that will help you create a stunning living mulch to protect your new plants and tie all your garden sections together.
So if you want to grab an awesome deal on specialty plants for your zone, all our specialty plant collections look beautiful and have a beautiful price.
Red Chokeberry Plant- (Aronia arbutifolia)
The beautiful red chokeberry plant is a deciduous shrub that grows primarily in Eastern North America. The Latin word for the beautiful plant, Aronia arbutifolia is commonly grown in the New England part of the U.S., as well as in parts of Texas and Florida. It thrives in both dry and wet thickets, and it's a hearty, robust garden plant. The vivacious-looking shrub is best planted in moist soil with good drainage. Each sturdy plant consists of long, slender stems with medium-dark green oblong leaves that feature white or pale pink blossoms and crisp, red berries. The flowery blooms come out in the Spring, and the red berries are often utilized to make jelly and jams. In the Fall, the flowers become reddish and orange with the berries tasting the ripest in that season.
The tall, succulent plant is a member of the Roseceae family, and it grows to about 6-10 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide in maturity. According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, the red chokeberry develops it's the best growth in Zones 4-9. And don't be fooled by its natural elegance, each ornate shrub is healthy and drought tolerant. It can grow successfully in sunshine or partial-shade and is also great at withstanding environmental elements such as salt and pollution, which makes it an ideal plant for urban gardening. Aronia arbutifolias are least susceptible to pests and diseases, which is also another good trait of the plant species. Maintaining red chokeberry shrubs in a garden is a must because of it's flourishing nature. Once planted, the lovely foliage will clone itself because of suckers, vibrant stem-growths that directly come from the shrub's root system. Allowing red chokeberry plants to multiply in a garden can be especially desirable if it's being grown as a decorative hedge.
Black Chokeberry Plants
Black Chokeberry- Aronia melanocarpa
The Black Chokeberry is a small to medium-sized shrub. In the spring the bush is covered in white five-petal flowers that grow in 5 to 6 flower clusters. The shrub usually begins its bloom in May. The berries come in around August and are black, blueberry-sized fruit. The leaves are dark green but turn a reddish-purple color in the fall. The branches are slender and a green color that changes to reddish-brown and then black as the shrub matures. At maturity, the shrub reaches a height of 6 feet and 6 feet wide with a moderate growth rate.
The Black Chokeberry attracts an abundance of wildlife. The white flowers attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Small mammals, bears, and birds eat the berries. People can also consume the astringent, bitter berries, or use them for juices and jams. Deers, Sheep, and elk like to eat the young leaves. For these reasons, urban developers often use this shrub. The shrub also makes a decorative windbreak or shelterbelt. The dense low growth of the plant is ideal for reducing wind. The shrubs root system is suitable for controlling soil erosion.
The Black Chokeberry grows in hardiness zone 3 through 8. They grow naturally in eastern North America. The shrub can grow in any soil type but does best in acidic soils. It also does not do well in soil that does not drain easily. The shrub grows in full or partial sun. Black Chokeberry produces more berries if planted in full sun. The bush can become victim to caterpillars. The shrub does not do well in drought. The plant needs water in drought-like conditions. If you wish to keep the shrub from spreading, then it will require pruning to remove suckers as they appear.
Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea
The Purple Coneflower is a flowering plant native to the eastern part of North America. With purplish-pink flowers and lush, dark green leaves, it makes a beautiful addition to any home garden. At full maturity, the plant can grow anywhere from two to five feet tall, and seeds only take 3-4 weeks to germinate. The Purple Coneflower is also highly adaptable. It can grow in full sunlight as well as light shade. While it prefers moist soil, it is very tolerant and can still grow in dry soil conditions.
For this reason, it can withstand drought quite well. Also, it is resistant to humidity and high temperatures. Due to its many healing properties, the Purple Coneflower was widely used by Native Americans as an herbal medicine for multiple ailments. In modern times, it continues to be of value, as echinacea is a common ingredient in cough drops and many other cold medicines. It is believed that most parts of the flower are stimulating to the immune system. Although the plant's hardiness zones are listed as 3-8, it is capable of growing just about anywhere. Often used as a border in gardens, this beautiful flowering plant attracts butterflies and many different types of birds. It is not hard to see why the Purple Coneflower is one of the most popular plants among consumers. This particular species is a part of the sunflower family, as evidenced by the spiny, cone-shaped centers of the flower. The flowers themselves can grow as full as 5 inches in diameter and are pollinated by both bees and butterflies. The vibrant purple petals add a gorgeous splash of color to one's yard or garden. Beautiful, resilient, and easy to grow, the Purple Coneflower is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add to their landscaping or home garden.