Fall Landscaping Tips for Years of Brilliant Color

Fall is just around the corner. Days grow shorter, hot summer sun will be gone soon which means there will be less stress on young trees and shrubs.  During the winter months, many plants will go dormant, where they will place their energy on growing strong, deep roots to ensure they explode with new growth and vibrant color next spring.

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. Nature Hills is one of the most popular online nursaries where you can order beautiful new additions to your landscaping.

Most Popular Trees:

Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Autumn Blaze (Acer fremanii) is prized as the fastest growing Maple tree with a hardy nature and brilliant color.

It would feel right at home beside your house to soften the hot summer sun or along a street or sidewalk.  Due to its upward growth, the Autumn Blaze works well in clusters or as a stand-alone planting.

This Maple was introduction in 1982 as a cross between the red and silver Maple to provide a stronger and more color–consistent Maple for your home.  It has rapidly become a highly sought after Maple variety in the US.

Imagine the beauty of the Autumn Blaze in your yard in the spring.  Its 60 feet of reaching branches and 40 foot wide oval canopy create an image of symmetry year round.

The leaves emerge not as simply green, but already with a slight reddish tint.  Through the summer you can almost watch it grow-up to 3+ feet each year!

In the fall the 5 inch orange-red leaves will still be dazzling your neighbors when other trees have long since faded.

One of the best things about the Autumn Blaze is that it’s carefree.  You’ll never have to rake up messy seedlings or twigs.  It’s even disease and pest resistant, so no messy sprays or treatments.

In drought conditions, this Maple can persevere on its own.  When your neighbor is watching the heavy snows damage their trees, your Autumn Blaze will stand firm.
The Autumn Blaze Maple has won several “tree of the year” awards for its amazing unequaled qualities, and will certainly be a priceless addition to your home.

* Fastest-Growing Maple
* Hardy
* Long lasting fall color

The Royal Empress Tree

Royal Empress The Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia elongata) is native to China, but has found a welcome home in the U.S. as the world’s fastest growing shade tree. 

This miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years! 

The light scent between jasmine and gardenia is irresistible!

Your Royal Empress tree will announce the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of bell shaped flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of 8-12” blossoms. Their colorful display of lavender-kissed, pink and white will infuse the air with the fragrant scent of jasmine. 

When the majesty of spring has passed, your friends and family will be amazed throughout the summer by the Empress’ uniquely fuzzy leaves. These huge emerald green leaves can reach up to 3 feet across.

Nature's air purifier!

The Royal Empress tree can also filter toxins from the air at an amazing rate.  In fact, your tree can capture more Carbon from the environment and convert it into pure, clean oxygen than almost any other tree in existence. 

As if all this weren’t enough, during the winter months you will enjoy the adorable furry buds that cover your tree’s branches as they await the first signs of spring to welcome them into new life. 

Easy to grow & hardy!

The Royal Empress tree is super hardy and tolerant of almost any soil type although it does best in well-drained soils. It prefers sun or partial shade and is pest & disease resistant.   

Your Empress will be an outstandingly easy to grow accent to your landscape, providing a full, rounded crown to shade your home in a fraction of the time most trees would require to do so.

Not All Royal Empress Trees are the Same!

Another amazing quality of this tree is that, unlike some other varieties of Royal Empress, ours is non-invasive, so no need to worry about controlling its spread. Make sure you're buying Paulownia elongata.

We grow the Empress Tree to be fast growing, stronger, and non-invasive. Order now and it is sure to bring many years of beauty to your landscape.  

Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment!

* Fastest-growing hardwood tree
* Environmentally friendly
* Hardy
* Fragrant flowers
* Unique leaves and buds

Sugar Maple

sugar maple tree Sugar Maples are a deciduous tree known for their brilliant fall colors and sap that is the primary source for maple syrup.  Plant a row of them along your street, or just one to provide shade and fall interest in your front yard.

The Sugar Maple is best known for its spectacular fall beauty.  Imagine flaming crimson, vivid orange and brilliant yellow displayed on your Sugar Maple all at the same time.  The effect of the variety of changing colors will dazzle you and your neighbors.  It is one of the most remarkable fall displays of color you will see in your neighborhood. 

Sugar Maples are one of the most incredible landscape trees available for several reasons.  They grow straight and true with a rounded crown that’s not only attractive for your yard but perfect for supplying a little shade on a summer day.

They can grow up to 100 feet, depending upon the conditions.  Unlike a lot of trees, your Maple will do well even in the shade of other trees in your yard, and it won’t mind heat or drought.   It’s adaptable to many conditions.

One of the most remarkable assets of your Sugar Maple is its sap.  Sweeter than the sap of other Maples, the Sugar Maple sap produces syrup that is less cloudy and of higher quality.  It’s so easy to drain off some sap and boil it down that you’ll be giving samples of your syrup to friends and family in no time.

Sugar Maples are also prized for their wood.  It’s very hard and dense, making a good choice for everything from furniture to flooring.

Magnificent fall color, beautiful and hardy shade tree, delectable maple syrup…any one of these features would make the Sugar Maple an outstanding choice for your yard.  In short, the Sugar Maple has it all.
* Autumn color
* Edible sap
* Hardy


Blue Chinese Wisteria Wisterias are fabulous vines, resplendent in their spring floral finery, vigorous and easy to grow. Add to this a Wisteria that has been trained to grow in tree form, and you have a truly spectacular specimen for your yard. Plant one of these unique “trees” in your front yard for a head-turning affect on passers-by.

Your Blue Wisteria Tree Form will burst into violet-blue color each and every spring. Its elegant, foot-long clusters of petite florets will dangle from your Wisteria, swaying gently in the breeze and drawing pollinators with their subtle, sweet fragrance.

Because the flowers bloom simultaneously on the racemes, the effect of the spring display is breathtaking. The deep green, pinnate leaves are a perfect complement to the delicate flowers and provide a vibrant appearance all summer long.

By the time autumn approaches, the flowers will have developed into 6-inch long, velvety seeds, a decorative addition for your winter landscape once the leaves have fallen.

Blue Wisteria Tree Form will grow to about 15-feet in height, but you can easily control its height and spread with pruning. It blooms best in full sun, but is shade tolerant and is even fast-growing. There are no significant insect or disease issues, so you won’t need to treat it with expensive, messy sprays.

Overall, Blue Wisteria Tree Form is an outstanding flowering tree for your yard. Essentially a vine trained into tree form, this one-of-a-kind, spectacular tree is sure to draw your attention no matter where you plant it in your landscape.

* Spectacular spring display
* Fall/winter interest
* Nature Hills exclusive

The Green Giant

the green giant tree shrub The Green Giant (Thuja Plicata x Standishii) has become one of the most desired conifers for a multitude of reasons. With a growth rate of 3-5 feet a year this one of the fastest growing variety of Arborvitae. 

Cloaked in thick, soft, dark green foliage from top to bottom the Green Giant is a better choice than hemlock in the North and cypress in the South.
Arborvitae is Latin for “tree of life”, which attests to the hardy nature of this evergreen tree.  It often grows from a single leader, so you won’t have to worry about it surviving ice storms or heavy snow. 

Birds love it, but most insects don’t, and deer won’t even touch it.  It grows well in most soils, and even during dry periods it’s incredibly fast-growing.

As its common name implies, this is a “giant” Arborvitae, growing up to 60 feet high with a 20 foot spread.  The sprays of foliage begin at the base of the Arborvitae and extend slightly upward along the entire tree.  The vibrant green coloring stays true all year, not even fading during the cold winter months.

The aroma is like none other … imagine something between cedar, fresh lemons and air-dried cotton sheets.    

Although stunning in rows, the Green Giant can also be planted alone as a sentinel in your yard or plant them in groups to form a living frame highlighting a special part of your landscape.  They’re also a beautiful living wall shielding you from unwanted views, noise and wind.

Arborvitaes are often considered a particularly ecological plant because they give back to the environment.  Parts of the Arborvitae have historically been used for medicinal purposes. 

It has proven to be a beneficial plant for generations, and will certainly be beneficial to you in fulfilling your landscape needs.
* Fast-growing
* Large Arborvitae variety
* Hardy

Nature Hills also offers a wide selection of tools and supplies to help protect all your landscaping from the harsh winter elements. Since Farmer’s Almanac has predicted another long, cold winter, it might be wise to invest in the right protective coverings for your favorite trees and plants.

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