Privacy Shrub Collection for the East/Midwest
DetailsPrivacy Shrub Collection for the East/Midwest is a specially designed collection of small trees and shrubs that will create beauty and privacy. Save $10 off the single plant price of $116.91
Included in the Privacy Shrub Collection are 3 plants each of: Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl, Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy and Buddleia alternifolia Argentea. Buddleia alternifolia Argentea (Silver Spring Blooming Butterfly Bush) has silver foliage with long, cascading panicles of lavender-purple flowers are sweetly fragrant and attract many colorful pollinators. New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that sets a huge fall crop of dark purple berries eagerly eaten by songbirds. Forestiera neomexicana ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for pollination. You need both male and female Privet plants for pollination/berries. This collection does best in low fertility, dry soil. Forestiera can grow well in the East, but best for areas with lower rainfall or very well-drained soil. We recommend planting each 6 feet apart with the use of Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack for the best results. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. This collection is suitable for Western planting as well.
|Botanical Name||Privacy Shrub Collection for the East/Midwest|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)
Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)
Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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