Fleming’s Nurseries grows and licences a number of ornamental shrubs including the Endless Summer® Collection of repeat flowering hydrangea, The Magic Series™ semi-dwarf Crepe Myrtle (lagerstroemia), stunning loropetalum, quercifolia hydrangea, physocarpus, sambucus, , buxus, and many more.
The Magic Series™ Crepe Myrtle
‘The Magic Series®’ Crepe Myrtle is the hottest thing in gardens across the world and finally they are here with thanks to Fleming’s Nurseries.
A striking semi-dwarf crepe myrtle (shrub form), features a resistance to Powdery Mildew and produce some of the most striking flower colours available in Australia today.
Featuring a high resistance to pest and disease such as leaf spot and powdery mildew – the range is hardy and will respond well in difficult, dry and full sun positions, once established.
The unique and extremely dynamic plant is sure to win the hearts of gardeners across the country and can be used in garden beds, as hedging, features in small gardens, can be grown in large pots and more.
The Magic Series® Range includes:
- ‘Coral Magic’ (PBR) – A glowing coral pink flower is the feature of this exciting new release.
- ‘Midnight Magic'(PBR) – features deep purple foliage and lots of dark pink flowers. The semi-dwarf tree is rounded compact in shape.
- ‘Moonlight Magic’ (PBR) – Rich deep purple foliage that holds its colour through summer heat, provides the perfect backdrop for this bright white flowering semi-dwarf tree. The upright habit is perfect for a small tree.
- ‘Plum Magic’ (PBR) – a bright fuchsia-pink flower
- ‘Purple Magic’ (PBR) – rich purple flower and includes the deep purple foliage
- ‘Red Magic’ (PBR) – Hot red is the first thing that comes to mind when you see Red Magic in full bloom. Blooms early in the summer season with extended flowering period. The foliage emerges with a red tint and transforms to deep green in the summer.
- ‘Ruffled Red Magic’ (PBR) – Bright red AND ruffled! The distinctly different, carnation-like, glowing red flowers are highlighted beautifully against the lustrous dark green foliage. The habit is upright, but compact, with dense branching. Re-blooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is pruned.
- ‘Twilight Magic’ (PBR) – The combination of deep plum-colored foliage and coral-pink flowers is stunning. This upright, multi-stem tree really stands out in the landscape when it blooms.
Endless Summer® Collection
Hydrangea is back in a big way across Australia with Fleming’s introduction of the Endless Summer™ Collection of repeat blooming varieties.
Traditional hydrangea will bloom just once per season but now, with the introduction of the Endless Summer™ Collection and the range’s ability to continue to flower on old or new wood, hydrangea can bloom from early to late summer and often beyond.
Growers can further enhance the repeat flowering by pruning off spent flowers.
The Endless Summer® Collection will typically commence blooming from early summer through to early autumn.
Fleming’s recommends close pruning in winter (once the shrub has shed it’s leaves) to encourage strong spring growth and fresh vibrant blooms the following season.
The Original® – Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’
Typically a blue ‘mophead’ flower, The Original® can produce pink to purple blooms depending on pH levels of the site soil.
‘Blushing Bride’ – Hydrangea macrophylla
Blushing Bride also produces mophead flowers that initially emerge with pale green buds that open to white blooms that will mature to a pale blush pink.
Twist-n-Shout® – Hydrangea ‘PIIHM-I’
Twist-n-Shout® produces vibrant lace-cap flower heads that are typically pink but may be altered to blue or purples depending on the pH of its site soil.
‘BloomStruck(PBR)’ – Hydrangea macrophylla
The latest in the exciting collection of repeat flowering hydrangea, ‘BloomStruck'(PBR) is proving to be very hardy and highly suitable to Australian conditions. Young stems and foliage are deep red and mophead flowers are typically pink lending to blues and purples depending on pH level of its site soil. ‘BloomStruck'(PBR) has proven very tough in hot conditions and less likely to wilt when compared to other hydrangea.