Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit Prunus laurocerasus; Hydrangea macrophylla 'Balimer'; Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

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Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit Prunus laurocerasus; Hydrangea macrophylla 'Balimer'; Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Product Description

Spruce Up the Shady Spots in Your Landscape!

Think your shaded yard is a lost cause? Think again! Your low-sun spaces are no match for our Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit, which comes with three different types of plants for everything your shade garden has been looking for.

This kit includes:


A delightful array of complementary colors and textures, the Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit will take your landscape from boring to bold. The Skip Laurel offers dense, evergreen growth that's hardy and low-maintenance. With white, candle-like flowers in spring and dark berries in fall and winter, it looks great all year long.

The Endless Summer Hydrangea is one of the most popular Hydrangeas out there, and for good reason! It adds bursts of blues or pinks (depending on soil pH) to the mix, so you can enjoy long-blooming, colorful flowers.

The Brilliance Autumn Fern will add excitement to the landscape with its bright orange-red, feathery foliage that’s nothing short of brilliant! If that’s not enough to entice you, its low-maintenance and shade-loving nature will surely win you over.

Throw these three varieties together, and you’ve got sure-fire shade garden goodness! Great for medium-sized landscapes, the Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit works well when planted in a staggered row, taking up about 30 feet of space. Alternatively, you can space the plants out further into a single layer to cover a larger area of about 45 feet.

No matter the display you choose, these varieties will elevate your shade garden, giving empty, dull spaces the attention and beauty they need. Order your Cool-Climate Shade Garden Kit, and say hello to your new and improved shade landscape!

Note: If your skip laurel arrives with holes or damaged leaves, don’t be alarmed! Laurels do not like being in containers, so it is very common for this cosmetic damage to occur. Once plant your Laurel in the ground, new growth will emerge happy, healthy and hole-free. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Planting & Care

1. Planting:

  • Skip Laurel: First, select a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade – any area with about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight should suffice. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s about three times the width of your plant’s root ball, and place your plant.
  • Endless Summer Hydrangea: Choose a location with morning sun and afternoon shade. Give your Hydrangeas plenty of room to grow. Soil should drain well, yet also maintain sufficient moisture. Also, the acidity levels of the soil will have a direct impact on the color of your flowers. For deep blue flowers, keep pH below 5.5. For pink or red flowers neutralize soil to pH 7.0 or higher. When you're ready to plant, dig the planting hole 2 feet wider than the root ball and to a depth of the tip of the root ball. Set the Hydrangea in the hole, making sure it is not planted too deeply. Finally, water to settle the roots.
  • Brilliance Autumn: Place in an area with dappled shade and dig a hole large enough to accommodate its roots. The Brilliance Autumn Fern Plant grows and spreads easily via underground stems. Any area with partial sun to partial shade or full shade (about 3 to 5 hours of sunlight per day) is ideal.

2. Watering:

  • Skip Laurel: Once established, your Skip Laurel is relatively drought-tolerant, but it’s important to have a regular watering schedule for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or check the surrounding soil about 2 or 3 inches down.
  • Endless Summer Hydrangea: Give your Hydrangea an inch of water each week. This includes any rainfall. If you're not sure when and how much to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water until it's moist.
  • Brilliance Autumn: Rainfall should be enough to sustain your Brilliance Autumn Fern Plant unless you experience severe long-term drought. In that case, simply check the soil for dryness about 4 inches down.

3. Pruning:

  • Skip Laurel: Skip Laurels don't require pruning, but they do respond well to it. If you decide to prune, do it in spring after it has flowered or early summer.
  • Endless Summer Hydrangea: Prune in the spring to remove dead tips from winter. These Hydrangeas bloom on new wood, so you can also prune back in the fall or early spring for shaping without worry - it'll grow and bloom again!
  • Brilliance Autumn: Prune off ay dead or damaged fronds in the spring.

    4. Fertilizing:

    • Skip Laurel: You can feed your plant in spring after it has flowered, using a slow-release fertilizer.
    • Endless Summer Hydrangea: Fertilize your Hydrangeas once in the summer prior to August. Apply a good time-release fertilizer at this time, only one time during the year. Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy.
    • Brilliance Autumn: These ferns benefit from a light application of slow-release fertilizer just after growth appears in spring.

    Shipping Details

    Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

    Order Total Shipping Charges
    Less than $100 $24.95
    $100.00-$128.99 $29.95
    $129 + FREE SHIPPING!

    Product Details

    Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors
            5-9 outdoors
     Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
    • Sunlight: Part Shade
    • Does Not Ship To: AZ

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