The bar is set high when you design for a small landscape. Each plant must be carefully considered, and there are several criteria to evaluate.
Vet your choices for excellent color, form, texture, ease of maintenance...and that certain. . ."je ne sais quoi". Call it fun, or unique charm, if you'd like.
You're sure to love the highly desirable Fuzzball™ Siberian Carpet Cypress (Microbiota decussata 'Condavis' PP #20,012). It's a perfectly poised funny little fellow.
Grow it in sunshine, or in a spot that only gets about four hours of light a day. This rare evergreen grows into a beautifully elegant vase shape, even in partial shade.
Bright green foliage resembles an extremely finely serrated fern. This fuzzy texture is what turns a nice plant into a must-have.
Picture it this way.
Fuzzball is like a Fern that stays evergreen. It's a groundcover that is just as durable as a Juniper...for partial shade. And with a chocolate-purple fall color, Fuzzball is an evergreen that dazzles all year-long.
It takes the cold, but becomes waterwise after it is established in your soil. You'll literally never need to prune it, unless you want to use some of the greenery in a cut flower bouquet.
Add structure, engaging texture and color with this low-maintenance variety of Carpet Cypress. Grow it in the ground, or use it in exterior containers.
Nature Hills is excited to offer this delightful compact evergreen. Place your order for Fuzzball Siberian Carpet Cypress as soon as you see it in stock.
We'll sell out quickly.
Play with the incredible texture of these fascinating evergreen plants. Use them with wildly contrasting partners, from the huge leaves of Empress Wu Hosta in a shaded area to the spiky Adam's Needle Yucca in the sun.
Fuzzball makes a very useful groundcover. Fill an ugly, barren area with rich, cool green tones; then kick back and relax.
You'll love the modern look!
For a solid fill, plant them twelve inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Use mulch between plants, but pull it back to avoid touching the stems.
Kids are drawn to this plant, too. Try them in a Children's Garden with silvery, scented Lavender and Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear.
Add them to a naturalized border for a nearly "hands off" landscape. Plant Upright Red Chokeberry, then Little Henry Sweetspire and run several Fuzzballs along the edge. They'll spread to fill the spot with color and relaxed style.
Add Fuzzball to large outdoor containers as a standalone "Thriller". Raising them up amplifies the incredible impact of that outstanding texture.
Fuzzball does fine in full sun, and can tolerate partial shade, too. Give it at least four hours of sunlight a day.
Siberian Carpet Cypress must have well-drained soils that don't retain water for long. Use them in containers or create raised planting beds if you have marshy soil that stays wet a long time.
The first year, give your plants a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Continue this for container plants.
In-ground plants become waterwise after the roots are established in your soil. However, we like to encourage supplemental water during extended drought.
It's very rare that you'll need to prune these compact plants. It's fine to snip a frond or two to use as green fill in your bouquets.
Apply deer repellent spray on planting day, if you live in an area that has heavy deer pressure. After all, deer are both hungry and curious. Reapply as directed by the label.
Fuzzball Siberian Carpet Cypress makes an engaging display in the landscape. Place your order today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Microbiota decussata 'Condavis'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Medium, then Low|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|