|State Tree:||White Oak (Quercus alba)|
|State Flower:||Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)|
|Planting Zones In Connecticut:||Zones 5, 6 & 7|
Connecticut is named for the river that runs through it, with gorgeous beaches, mountains and rolling hills well represented. It’s a state of contrasts, with industrial cities on one side and rural small towns on the other. Connecticut is the third smallest state in the nation, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in substance. In fact, “The Fundamental Orders” was adopted by Connecticut in 1639 (which some consider to be the first written constitution). This spirit of self-determination and independence is a hallmark of Connecticut, and has earned them the nickname of “The Constitution State”. That same level of self-determination, coupled with exceptional yet diverse gardening conditions throughout the state, is what leads Connecticut residents to time-and-again choose Nature Hills Nursery for all their gardening needs.
Connecticut is beloved for its mixed forests of impressive tress and stunning autumn color. The state tree is the majestic White Oak, but visitors to Nature Hills Nursery most often choose the whimsical Mimosa, Colorful Autumn Blaze Maple and fragrant Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud to enhance their landscapes. The Meyer Lemon, with its hardy nature, lovely appearance and delicious fruit is likewise a popular choice among our Connecticut guests. Whatever the preference, Nature Hills Nursery is ready and able to fulfill the gardening needs of the great state of Connecticut.
From the Berkshires to Long Island Sound, Connecticut is home to an abundance of practical and ornamental shrubs. At Nature Hills Nursery we have found that residents of “The Nutmeg State” prefer shrubs with impressive blooms such as the Bicolor Butterfly Bush and the Nikko Blue Hydrangea. The Green Velvet Boxwood is also a common favorite, with its versatile nature and year round color, as is the Nellie Steven’s Holly. These impressive shrubs, and more, are available at Nature Hills Nursery this year.
Whether in the bustling city of Hartford or in the charming farming region of Woodstock, “The Blue Law State” loves flowers. Climbing Clematis (with its variety of charming flowers), the spring welcome of Phlox, and the fall blooms of Sedum and Aster are commonly requested perennials at Nature Hills Nursery. These impressive perennial specimens, and more, are available each year at Nature Hills Nursery as quality stock and with equally high-quality service to back it up.
Connecticut certainly enjoys a stellar reputation among the states, as well as an abundance of natural resources. At Nature Hills Nursery, we also have an outstanding reputation. We have provided our Connecticut friends with exceptional products and service for over 13 years, and look forward to being their #1 nursery for years to come.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture