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Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden prides itself on offering hundreds of rare, unusual and very useful plants for sale. Below is a list of just a few of our trees, shrubs and perennials. If there is a particular plant you are looking for please call Bob Hill at 812-282-0524.


RARE TREES

 

acertriflorum

THREE-FLOWERED MAPLE 


Acer triflorum 


Also called “Shaggy-Bark Maple” for very good reasons this 20-foot tree combine exfoliating bark with absolutely incredible red-orange fall color. A specimen for the ages.

 
 CerciscanadensisRubyFalls

  WEEPING RED-LEAF REDBUD

 

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

 

The absolutely perfect ornamental trees for a small site. It has the pink red-bud flowers, weeping limbs that can fit a 10-foot wide area and burgundy-red leaves until mid-summer.

cladrastis kentuckea 

  YELLOWWOOD

 

Cladrastis kentukea

 

Hidden Hill offers this great American native in both white flowers and pink – as in “Perkins Pink.” It’s a fast-growing, tough tree with many upright branches that will reach 30 to 50 feet high. Tough and easy to grow.

 

 davida involucrata


DOVE TREE


Davidia involucrata


One of the neatest trees imaginable with long white bracts that will flutter like handkerchiefs in the wind. Will grow to 25 to 40 feet. Needs protected site.

 franklinia alatamaha


FRANKLINIA


Franklinia alatamaha


A historic wonder named for Ben Franklin this 15 to 20 foot tree has beautiful, fragrant, camellia-like white flowers and burgundy fall color. It died out in the wild in the late 1700s.

 

halesia monticola Rosea 

PINK HALESIA


Halesia monticola 'Rosea'


A beautiful ornamental tree that offers hundreds of rosy-pink flowers and interesting, torpedo-shaped fruits. Will grow to 30 feet. A plant collector’s dream.

 

 Metasequoia Ogon

 

GOLDEN DAWN REDWOOD


Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'


A great plant for a wet site – although ours does well in pasture – this dawn redwood has striking gold foliage that will last all summer. Will grow to 40 feet. A great, great show.

nyssa sylv zydecotwist

 

  CONTORTED BLACK GUM


Nyssa sylvatica
'Zydeco Twist'


A four-season tree with funky, contorted limbs, bright green leaves that turn vivid red in fall and also takes a wet site. Found by Sherwood Akin in Louisiana.

Will grow to 30 to 40 feet.

Zone 5-7

picea skylands

  YELLOW-TIPPED SPRUCE


Picea orientalis 'Skylands'


A special conifer with flattened, glossy-green needles whose tips turn golden yellow in spring and summer. Will grow to 10 to 15 feet. Another perfect specimen tree.

 pinus oculus draconis

DRAGON’S EYE PINE


Pinus thunbergia

'Oculus Draconis'


Almost a “throwback” tree with needles that create a circle of yellow that produced its name. Will grow to 15 feet. A real “eye-catcher.”

 



INTERESTING SHRUBS

 

aucuba

GOLD-DUST PLANT


Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'


This is a very hot, variagated shrub that looks like Miami but grows like Louisville. Its gold-flecked green leaves will grow to seven feet. The books say zone seven – ours looks good at 10 degrees.

buddleiapurplehaze 

RADIATING BUTTERFLY BUSH


Buddleia
Lo and Behold® 'Purple Haze'


A new and interesting butterfly bush whose bright purple flowers radiate sideways like a pin wheel to fill a larger space. Sterile flowers do not produce seedlings.

HQ Munchkin 

DWARF OAK LEAF HYDRANGEA


Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'


A truly small, compact oak leaf hydrangea with large white blossoms that turn to pink. Will top out – or bottom out – at about four feet. Great in mass plantings.

 

Kalmia-latifolia-Tiddlywinks

MOUNTAIN LAUREL


Kalmia latifolia forma myrtifolia 'Tiddlywinks'


This Mountain native is very hard to find. The 'Tiddlywinks' has luscious reddish-pink flowers on shorter stems and is a natural in wooded, shaded areas. A real conversation piece.

keria pleniflora 

KERRIA


Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'


Anyone seeking bright yellow flowers in a partly shaded area needs a kerria, a graceful shrub that blooms heavily in late spring. The limbs remain a pretty green all winter.

 

 syringa bloomerang

BLOOMERANG® PURPLE LILAC


Syringa 'Penda'


A clever name for the reblooming plant, the 'Bloomerang' will bloom a few weeks in spring, take the summer off and bloom again when the temperatures turn cooler at night– although not quite as heartily – in fall. Short and compact to five feet.

 

physocarpus little devil 

Little Devil™ NINEBARK


Physocarpus opuilfolius
'Donna May'


A shrub much more kind than the name implies, this ninebark stays compact to 3-4 feet with pinkish-white flowers on burgundy leaves and exfoliating bark. A great plant for the shrub or flower border.

 thuja whipcord

DWARF RED CEDAR


Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'


One of the most unusual cedars in years, the 'Whipcord' has pendulous, whipcord-like green foliage on a four-foot plant. Full sun to part shade – and fun to own and show off.

 

 thuja orientalis Morgan

CHINESE ARBORVITAE


Thuja orientalis 'Morgan'


Hidden Hill’s favorite new shrub the Morgan has lime-green summer foliage that turns to burgundy-orange in fall. Four feet tall, tough and versatile, the Morgan is a perfect landscape plant.

Viburnum macrocephalum 

BIG HEAD VIBURNUM


Viburnum macrocephalum


Also known as Chinese snowball viburnum this beauty has hundreds of large, pure white flowers on a shrub that can get 15 feet tall. A way underused plant.



PROMISING PERENNIALS

 

agastache bolero

HYSSOP


Agastache 'Bolero'


Strong rose-purple flower spikes about 16 inches tall rise above green foliage on this beauty. Takes dry site and blooms most of summer. Great in rock gardens.

 

amsonia hubrechtii 

BLUESTAR


Amsonia hubrichtii


The perfect perennial, Amsonia hubrichtii has lovely blue flowers in spring, delicate foliate all summer and a bright yellow color in the fall. Will get three feet tall and wide.

aquilega Robin 

COLUMBINE


Aquilegia ‘Robin’


 

Part of the new 'Songbird' series of columbines, the Robin is more compact than other columbines. Its pink and white flowers reach almost two high and face upward to greet the gardener. It takes full sun to part shade, but is best used in a quiet place to be fully enjoyed.

 

belamcanda hello yellow 

 

DWARF BLACKBERRY LILY


Belamcanda chinensis
'Hello Yellow'


More fun in the garden with this shorter blackberry lily with bright yellow flowers and those blackberry-like ornamental seed pods in fall. Plant the seeds and more plants are guaranteed.

 

 brunnera macrophylla jack frost

PERENNIAL FORGET-ME-NOT


Brunnera macrophylla
'Jack Frost'


The 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year returns for more accolades. A fabulous plant for heavy shade, Jack Frost has dark green leaves and a silver overlay with green veins. A lifetime winner.

 

brunnera looking glass 

 

PERENNIAL FORGET-ME-NOT

 

Brunnera macrophylla
‘Looking Glass’

 

The attributes on this plant begin with 18 inches tall, beautiful and easy-to-grow and end up somewhere near silvery leaves and baby-blue flowers. A must have for the shade to part shade, the brunnera adds so much that is needed in the home garden.

 

campanula la belle 

PEACH-LEAVED BELLFLOWER


Campanula persicifolia 'La Belle'


A truly continental perennial with bright, deep blue flowers rising almost two feet in a thick cluster. Takes full sun and blooms for
a long time.

 

 Dryopteris remota

REMOTE WOOD FERN


Dryopteris remota

 

If you’ve been looking for a fern that does especially well under trees and conifers, the Remote Fern is the one. It will grow to three feet tall, likes afternoon shade, rich soils and periodic adulation. When used in mass plantings there is nothing remote about it. Semi-evergreen.

 

Echinacea PowWowWildBerry 


CONEFLOWER


Echinacea purpurea
'Pow Wow Wild Berry'


2010 All-America Selection (AAS) award winner, this stocky perennial has deep purple pink flowers on strong stems. A very heavy bloomer and easy to grow in full sun.


 Euphorbia-Ascot-Rainbow

SPURGE


Euphorbia xmartinii
'Ascot Rainbow'


The Latin name sounds a little like a drink and this euphorbia fills the bill. Its gold-green-pink variagated foliage is topped with clusters of cream and lime flowers. It’s great in containers and dry areas in full sun.

 

helenium red jewel 

HELENIUM


Helenium 'Red Jewel'


A great native perennial with thicj clusters of red and orange flowers on three-foot stems in late summer when most needed. A butterfly magnet in middle to back of border.

(Doesn't the helenium look good with the euphorbia?)

 

 HostaLimeyLisa

HOSTA

 

  Hosta 'Limey Lisa'

 

As the name might imply, Limey Lisa has leaves that turn from light green to lime-green as the season progresses. Just as much fun, those heart-shaped leaves are held at the end of 18-inch stems like little spoons. Then come the lavender blue flowers in mid-summer. A great edging plant in shade.

 

hosta night before christmas 

HOSTA


Hosta ‘Night Before Christmas’


Fast growing, with lavender flowers and green leaves with white centers, all this hosta lacks is a red-nosed reindeer. It’s a good hosta for beginners – and garden veterans – because it’s trouble free, mounds to about 36 inches across and evokes thoughts of the holidays.

hosta stainedglass 

HOSTA


Hosta 'Stained Glass'


A very popular newer hosta, this sun-tolerant cultivar has golden foliage with deep green margins and lavender flowers – all of that equaling happiness for hummingbirds. It’s a vigorous grower to three feet, has a great name and sweet, sunny disposition.

hosta sum and substance

HOSTA


Hosta 'Sum and Substance'


The traditional “Big Daddy” of hostas, 'Sum and Substance' will grow to three feet tall, five feet wide and tosses up fragrant white flowers above all that. Better yet it’s easily grown in average soil in part shade – and the more morning sun it gets the more golden yellow the foliage.

incarvillea-delavayi 

GARDEN GLOXINA


Incarvillea delavayi


A really sweet and unusual perennial with bright pink, trumpet-like flowers, Best used in rock garden or raised bed as good drainage a must. Will get almost two feet tall and wide.

 Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba


WHITE BLEEDING HEART


Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’

(used to be called Dicentra spectabilis)


 

An old garden favorite with a new twist, this white bleeding heart is a great contrast to the pink and red varieties, and other shade-loving plants. It gets almost 30 inches tall, prefers moist, humusy soils and stays loyal and loving for many years.

 

phlox junior dream 

DWARF PHLOX


Phlox paniculata 'Junior Dream'


At last an upright phlox that only reaches about 18 inches tall, 'Junior Dream' also has bright purple flowers and is mildew resistant. Great for patio containers.

 

pulmonaria Roy Davidson 

LUNGWORT


Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson'


This speckled, shade-loving beauty offers sweet flowers that begin pink and end up blue – no easy task. It grows into an 18-inch clump, something to treasure in tough places. Needs moisture but will NOT do well in poorly drained soils. 'Roy Davidson' has longifolia in it so it does better than most of the other Pulmonaria in our heat and humidity.

Rudbeckia Henry Eihlers 

SWEET CONEFLOWER


Rudbeckia subtomentosa
'Henry Eilers'


One of the neatest rudbeckia ever, 'Henry Eilers' will reach five to six feet tall by August and sporting slender, radiating flowers of yellow with a bronze center. Stunning as a mass planting in back of the border.