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Nelson Nursery Landscape Design and Installation Services

Landscape Design & Installation

Nelson Nursery Landscape Design and Installation Services Nelson Nursery has over 56 continuous years of experience with many different soil types, varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, garden preparation and landscape design and implementation. Our geographic area places us in a unique and unmatched position among landscape professionals. We have probably experienced and solved all potential pitfalls and know what …

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Peony x ‘Bartzella’

Peony x ‘Bartzella’

Nelson Nursery offers both garden peonies (often called herbaceous peonies), and intersectional peonies, a cross between a herbaceous peony and a tree peony. Bartzella is an intersectional peony which feature large, bright yellow double blossoms above lush, dark green, dissected foliage and is a perennial favorite in landscape gardens.

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Peony 'Coral Charm'

Peony ‘Coral Charm’

American Peony Society Gold Medal Recipient in 1986 Coral Charm peony is known for its obvious beautiful coral color and richly textured blooms. The attractive foliage of Coral Charm peony is a pleasing shade of green.

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Peony 'Scarlett O'Hara'

Peony ‘Scarlett O’ Hara’

American Peony Society 2009 Award of Landscape Merit Compound, deeply lobed leaves with large, often fragrant flowers which bloom in springtime. This American Peony Society 2009 Award of Landscape Merit award winner is among the easiest to grow.

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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Majestic Jade’ English Laurel

‘Majestic Jade’ laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Majestic Jade’ The renowned horticulturist, Dr. Michael Dirr, is responsible for this promising new selection. ‘Majestic Jade’ laurel is the progeny of the famous ‘Otto Luyken’ laurel and is the only selection of laurel to date from Dr. Dirr. The new leaves are highly colored, with pinkish buds opening with a bronze tint, fading to avocado green before …

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Slide Laurel

‘Otto Luyken’ laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ ‘Otto Luyken’ is the most popular form of English laurel and also the most compact form that we grow. The plants have dark green leaves, smaller than the other laurels with elegant foliage texture. If you like flowers, choose this selection as it is loaded with white flowers with gold centers in the spring. Like the …

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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabeliana’ English Laurel

‘Zabeliana’ laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabeliana’ ‘Zabel’ laurel grows wider than ‘Otto Luyken’ and has medium to dark green willow shaped leaves. As a young plant, it grows wider than tall, but matures to almost equal dimensions. It is reportedly the most cold hardy of the laurels, having originated in Eastern Europe. Zabel laurel is a landscape favorite of mine, easily grown, not …

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Azalea ‘Camilla’s Blush’

This soft pink flowered azalea is one of my all time favorites. It has performed well in the nursery and the landscape for us. ‘Camilla’s Blush’ is just loaded with elegantly shaped flowers in the spring with both terminal and ancillary buds. It is the heaviest blooming deciduous azalea that I know of. ‘Camilla’s Blush’ is from the Beasley family …

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Azalea ‘My Mary’

Deciduous ‘My Mary’ Azalea Whenever a breeder names a plant for his wife or daughter, you know it is the best that he has. George Beasley named this selection for his wife, Mary. It too has performed well under difficult landscape conditions, tolerating drought quite well. The yellow flowers are gold dusted. The rounded foliage is a deep shade of …

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Azalea ‘Siskin’

Azalea ‘Siskin’

This Knaphill hybrid azalea has large yellow flowers with a darker blotch in the throat. ‘Siskin’ is very fragrant and has good clean dark green foliage. It reminds me of the first yellow azalea that I saw almost fifty years ago. It’s beauty is captivating.

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Cephalotaxus ‘Duke Gardens’

Cephalotaxus ‘Duke Gardens’

Japanese Plum Yew – ‘Duke Gardens’ The Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus ‘Duke Gardens’ variety originated as a branch sport in the Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens in Durham, NC in the mid 1950’s. It is an elegant, compact form, and has all the attributes of a true aristocrat of plants. ‘Duke Gardens’ features softly textured dark green foliage and grows …

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Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus ‘drupacea’

Cephalotaxus ‘drupacea’

Japanese Plum Yew – ‘drupacea’ The Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus ‘drupacea’, is very similar in growth and appearance to the variety ‘Duke Gardens’, but will grow slightly more vase shaped as a young plant. Very cold hardy and heat tolerant. One of the more proven, tested, dependable selections of Cephalotaxus. ‘Drupacea’ shares many of the fine characteristics of ‘Duke Gardens’.

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Japanese Plum Yew – Cephalotaxus ‘fastigiata’

Cephalotaxus ‘fastigiata’

Japanese Plum Yew – ‘fastigiata’ The Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus ‘fastigiata’ variety is known for its distinctive, upright, rounded, columnar form. As such, it is an extremely versatile plant. ‘Fastigiata’ is useful as an artful accent plant, but can be trained into a fine low formal hedge. The needle like leaves of this variety are the darkest black-green foliage color …

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Japanese Plum Yew – Cephalotaxus ‘prostrata’

Cephalotaxus ‘prostrata’

Japanese Plum Yew – ‘prostrata’ The Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus ‘prostrata’, grows lower and wider than our other varieties of Cephalotaxus. The leaf form and growth habit reminds me of a woody fern. An extremely versatile plant form that is deservedly popular. If you want your landscape to feature the look of ferns, but your site conditions are too hot, …

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