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FLOWERING SHRUBS

 

AZALEA

The Lights Azalea hybrids are northern hardy azaleas developed by Dr. Harold Pellett and his associates from the University of Minnesota.  The result is a series of azaleas with outstanding color and extreme hardiness.  Azaleas are related to Rhododendrons, but drop their foliage in the winter.  Azaleas also bloom later than Rhododendrons.  Choose a location with well drained soil, and at least 3 hours of sun for best flower production.

Mandarin Lights AzaleaAZALEA, MANDARIN LIGHTS (Rhododendron ‘Mandarin Lights’)  Height: 4’-5’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  A release from the University of Minnesota Azalea breeding program.  An upright rounded shrub with bright orange 2” blossoms in late May and early June.  Prefers well drained acidic soils.  Fall foliage color is a poor yellow.  Growing zones 4 to 7. 

 

002.220AZALEA, ROSY LIGHTS (Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’)  Height: 4’-5’, Width: 5’-6’.  Full sun to part shade.  A mounded shrub with a stunning display of deep rosy-pink 2” flowers in late May and early June.  Developed at the University of Minnesota, this hardy azalea performs best in well drained acidic soils.  Fall foliage color is a poor yellow .  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

White Light AzaleaAZALEA, WHITE LIGHTS (Rhododendron, 'White Lights')  Height: 5'-6', Width: 5'-6'.  Full sun to part shade.  A loosely rounded shrub with flower buds that are a delicate pink in the balloon stage, opening to a pure white.  Developed at the University of Minnesota, this hardy azalea performs best in well drained acidic soils.  Fall foliage color is a poor yellow .  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

BARBERRY

Barberry are popular because of their bright colored leaves.  Relatively easy to grow, barberries can be difficult to work with because of the fine 1/4" long thorns that grow along the entire length of the stem.  Barberry will grow best on average to slightly dry soils in full sun.  They can be trimmed at any time to maintain size and shape. 

002.373BARBERRY, CRIMSON PYGMY (Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’) Height: 2’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact growing barberry with deep reddish-maroon leaves.  Very fine, 1/4" long thorns exist along the entire length of the branches.  Ideal for small spaces and full sun where it will develop its best color.  Avoid wet soils.  Fall foliage is a deep red.  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

002.374BARBERRY, ROSE GLOW (Berberis, thunberii “Rose Glow’) Height: 3’-4’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to part shade.  A rounded Barberry with variegated leaves that emerge maroon, then become striped with shades of red and pink.  Small yellow flowers in spring produce tiny red berries in fall.  Very fine, 1/4" long thorns exist along the entire length of the branches.  Best in full sun and well drained soils.  Fall color is a rose-red.  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

BURNING BUSH

Burning bush are common landscape shrubs sometimes used for hedges.  The name comes from the brilliant fall color that resembles a shrub on fire.  They can be trimmed at any time to control the size and shape. 

001.003Burning BushBURNING BUSH, STANDARD (Euonymus alatus) Height: 10’, Width: 8’-12’.  Full sun to full shade.  Known for its unique, winged corky bark.  A large rounded shrub with narrow dark green leaves.  Fall color is best in full sun where it develops an intense brilliant red coloration.  Much more winter hardy than the dwarf form.  Prefers well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

CHOKEBERRY

Chokeberry are often confused with chokecherry.  Chokeberries are not part of cherry family.  They produce fruit in clusters of 3/8" diameter berries.  Trim when dormant to preserve the flowering and fruiting characteristics.

Glossy Black ChokeberryCHOKEBERRY, GLOSSY BLACK (Aronia melanocarpa var. elata) Height: 4’-6’, Width: 4’-6’.  Full sun to part shade.  A hardy rounded shrub with glossy green leaves.  Clusters of small white flowers in spring produce 3/8” purplish-black berries in late summer.  Fall foliage is a brilliant red.  Best on well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

DOGWOOD

Dogwood are easy to grow shrubs useful for foundation planting, screening, hedging, and naturalizing.  These fast growing shrubs are most noted for their brilliant colored stems in winter, but all dogwood produce berries that the birds will consume in summer and fall.  Dogwood can be trimmed at any time to control the shape and size.  Best growth will be realized in average to moist soils, and partial sun to full sun.  Some varieties will grow in complete shade with a corisponding reduction in growth rate and density. 

nursery 005Cardinal DogwoodDOGWOOD, CARDINAL (Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to full shade.  An extremely fast growing large shrub.  Stems are a light greenish-yellow during the summer turning an intense reddish-orange in fall, with color persisting through winter.  Large green leaves turn shades of yellow and orange in fall.  Clusters of small white flowers in spring produce tiny white berries favored by birds.  Best in average to wet soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.   

 

Garden Glow DogwoodDOGWOOD, GARDEN GLOW (Cornus hessei 'Garden Glow')  Height: 3'-5', Width: 3'.  Part sun to full shade.  Brilliant chartreuse foliage seems to glow.  White summer flowers produce white to pale blue berries.  In mild, extended falls the leaves turn rosy red to burgundy.  Red stems add an appealing color to the winter landscape.  Not recommended for full sun, but will tolerate heavy shade where the foliage will turn darker.  Growing zones 2 to 7. 

 

feb 14.005Isanti DogwoodDOGWOOD, ISANTI (Cornus sericea ‘Isanti’)  Height: 5’-6’, Width: 5’-6’.  Full sun to full shade.  A slower growing dogwood with a dense, rounded form.  Green leaves turn shades of reddish purple in fall.  Deep red-burgundy stems in winter add interest to the landscape.  White flowers in summer produce small white berries eaten by birds.  Prefers moisture retentive soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7. 

 

 

Ivory Halo DogwoodIvory Halo DogwoodDOGWOOD, IVORY HALO (Cornus alba ‘Bailhalo’) Height: 5’-6’, Width: 5’-6’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact rounded shrub with green leaves edged in creamy-white.  White flowers in summer followed by white berries.  Maroon stems add winter interest in the landscape.  Smaller and more compact than Variegated Dogwood.  It can suffer from leaf spotting due to humid conditons or where air circulation is poor.  Best on moisture retentive soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7. 

 

002.221Pagoda Dogwood FruitDOGWOOD, PAGODA (Cornus alternifolia) Height: 15’-20’, Width: 15’-20’.  Full sun to full shade.  A lesser known native dogwood with a unique horizontal branching similar to Japanese architecture.  Clusters of pale yellow flowers in early summer produce blue berries in late summer that are highly sought after by birds.  An often overlooked choice for form and flower.  Average moisture to wet conditions.  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

nursery 010Red Twig DogwoodDOGWOOD, RED TWIG (Cornus baileyi) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to full shade.  A fast growing large rounded shrub with medium green leaves and deep reddish maroon-stems.  Clusters of small white flowers produce small white berries in late summer.  An excellent choice for winter impact in the landscape.  Fall foliage is a red-purple.  Best in soils that stay moist.  Growing zones 2 to 7. 

 

Variegated DogwoodDOGWOOD, VARIEGATED (Cornus alba ‘Argenteo-marginata’) Height: 6’-10’, Width: 6’-10’.  Full sun to part shade.  A large fast growing shrub with medium green leaves edged in creamy white.  Maroon stems contrast nicely with the variegated foliage.  Small white flowers produce tiny white berries.  Does not exhibit leaf spot problems like Ivory Halo.  Best in moist soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7. 

 

HONEYSUCKLE

Honeysuckle are easy to grow and will tolerate wetter locations that other shrubs.  Trim after spring flowering to control size and shape. 

002.290HONEYSUCKLE, EMERALD MOUND (Lonicera xylosteum ‘Emerald Mound’) Height: 3’-4’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to full shade.  One of the earliest shrubs to leaf out in spring.  Small medium green foliage, pale yellow flowers, and tiny red berries adorn this well shaped plant.  It naturally grows in a neat, dense mound that requires little pruning to maintain a near perfect form.   Avoid dry soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

HYDRANGEA

Our hydrangea can be divided into two types:  Smooth Hydrangea which we treat as a perennial, and panicle types (identified by the word 'paniculata' in the botanical name), which do not get trimmed to the ground.  All hydrangea perform best in moisture retentive soils, and can be grown in full sun if an even supply of water is provided.  Hydrangea prefer a slightly acidic soil, but using fertilizers that increase acidity will not change the color of the flowers on the varieties that we carry.  Trim the panicle types in spring before bud break, removing the old flower heads to clean them up, or more aggressively to control the size and shape.

002.497Annabelle Hydrangea FlowerHYDRANGEA ANNABELLE (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’) Height: 3’-4’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to full shade.  Large clusters of white flowers adorn this plant in July and August.  An old fashioned favorite that is hardy and vigorous.  We treat it as a perennial by cutting the stems to the ground in spring.  Prefers well drained, moist soils in part sun.  Can be grown in full sun if it is not planted against a wall where the suns heat will reflect back onto the plant.  Growing zones 3 to 9.

 

Limelight HydrangeaHYDRANGEA, LIMELIGHT  (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')  Height: 6'-8', Width: 5'-7'.  Full sun to part shade.  Limelight has bright lime-green to cream colored cone shaped flower clusters, adding brightness to the late summer landscape.  Sturdy stems hold the flower panicles upright with less tendency to droop or lay on the ground.  In fall the flowers show shades of pink, burgundy, and green.  Best on loamy, moist well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

Little lime hydrangeaHYDRANGEA, LITTLE LIME  (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane')  Height: 3'-5', Width: 3'-5'.  Full sun to part shade.  A dwarf form of 'Limelight' hydrangea for smaller areas.  Brilliant lime green flower panicles that gently blush to pink in late summer.  Best on loamy, moist well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

 

002.719HYDRANGEA, PEE GEE (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’) Height: 8’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to part shade.  Medium growth rate shrub with large, conical flowers in July and August.  White panicles change to pink-bronze in fall.  Fall foliage is yellow.  Best on well drained soils.  Can also be grown in patio tree from.  Fall foliage is a fair yellow.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

Pink Diamond HydrangeaHYDRANGEA, PINK DIAMOND (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond”) Height: 6’-8’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade. Extremely large panicles (8”-12”) of creamy white flowers open in late summer, gradually turning a rich shade of pink.  Performs best in full sun, but will bloom well if given 4 to 5 hours of direct sun.  Fall foliage is yellow.  Flower clusters are held upright, rather than drooping like Pee Gee Hydrangea.  May also be grown in patio tree form.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

 

Tardiva HydrangeaHYDRANGEA, TARDIVA (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’) Height: 6’-8’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade.  Also known as ‘Late Panicle Hydrangea’, tardiva has larger (8”-10”) and more open flower clusters than Pee Gee Hydrangea.  Flower panicles open white, then fade to pink and bronze.  Best in well drained soils.  Fall color is a fair yellow. Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

 

Vanilla Strawberry HydrangeaHYDRANGEA, VANILLA STRAWBERRY (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy') Height: 6’-7’, Width: 4’-5’. Full sun to part shade.  An upright form with a dark green leaf. The enormous flower panicles are a blend of white and pink, changing to an intense pink and holding their color for 3 to 4 weeks.  Best on well drained soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.   

 

LILAC

Lilacs are classic landscape choices for hedges and screens.  Smaller varieties are also excellent choices for foundation and specimen planting.  Lilacs will perform best in well drained soils and full sun, but can be grown where they will receive a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of direct sun.  Trimming lilac must be done within 4 to 5 weeks after blooming has finished, otherwise the flower bud for the following season may be removed and next seasons flowering diminished.

Beauty of Moscow LilacLILAC, BEAUTY OF MOSCOW (Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavista Moskvy’) Height: 10’-12’, Width: 8’.  Full sun to part shade.  A vigorous growing lilac that produces delicate pink-white double flowers on an upright plant.  Prefers well drained soils, but will grow in light soils if watered regularly.  Growing zones 3 to 7. 

 

 

 

Common Purple LilacLILAC, COMMON PURPLE (Syringa vulgaris)  Height: 12’-15’, Width: 8’-12’.  Full sun to part shade.  The classic lilac, Common Purple produces the most fragrant flowers of any lilac.  Lavender-purple flowers on a medium growth rate plant.  Often used for hedges, it can be sheared immediately after blooming to control size and shape.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7. 

 

 

Common White LilacLILAC, COMMON WHITE ( Syringa vulgaris var. alba) Height: 12’-15’, Width: 8’-12’.  Full sun to part shade.  A vigorous growing white flowered version of the old fashioned favorite.  Single white flowers are as fragrant as common purple lilac.  Best in full sun and well drained soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

 

Dwarf Korean LilacLILAC, DWARF KOREAN (Syringa meyeri ‘Paliban’) Height: 4’-5’, Width: 5’-7’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact and dense rounded form with small deep green foliage.  Flowers emerge 1 week later than common lilacs.  Profuse clusters of red-purple buds open to spicy, fragrant, single, lavender flowers.  Best in well drained soils.  Does not sucker like common lilacs do.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

002.287LILAC, MISS KIM (Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade.  A hardy fast growing lilac with fragrant lavender flower clusters.  Foliage is a glossy deep green turning burgundy in fall.  Leaves are larger than those on Dwarf Korean Lilac.  Does not sucker like common lilacs.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

002.156LILAC, MONGE (Syringa vulgaris’Monge’) Height: 10’-12’, Width: 8’-12’.  Full sun to part shade.  Showy panicles of single red-purple flowers are held on long stems perfect for cutting.  Flower clusters are fragrant.    Prefers well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

Montaigne LilacLILAC, MONTAIGNE (Syringa vulgaris ‘Montaigne) Height: 10’-12’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to part shade.  An upright grower with double, pale lilac-pink flowers borne on long stems perfect for cutting.  Prefers well drained soils and full sun.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

Sensation LilacLILAC, SENSATION (Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-12’.  Full sun to part shade.  A unique lilac with deep purple single flowers and petals edged in white. Does not have the fragrance of other lilac varieties.  Well drained soils and full sun.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

Wonderblue LilacLILAC, WONDERBLUE (Syringa vulgaris ‘Wonderblue’) Height: 4’-5’, Width: 5’-6’.  Full sun to part shade.  A Father Fiala introduction that is very compact.  Unique sky-blue single flowers adorn this excellent variety.  Perfect for small areas.  Not as fragrant as other varieties, it performs best in full sun and well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

Yankee Doodle LilacLILAC, YANKEE DOODLE (Syringa vulgaris ‘Yankee Doodle’) Height: 8’, Width: 8’.  Full sun to part shade.  Another Father Fiala introduction, this is among the deepest and darkest of the purples. A profuse bloomer with large clusters on an upright plant.  Full sun and well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7. 

 

 

MAGNOLIA

Magnolia are thought of as southern plants, but hybrid varieties developed for the north will provide a unique look in the landscape.  Choose a location that provides winter protection (east or southern exposures are perfect), and avoid wet conditions.  Trim immediately after flowering to control size and shape. 

Anne MagnoliaMAGNOLIA, ANN (Magnolia x ‘Ann’) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 10’.  Full sun to part shade.  Part of the Little Girl series from the National Arboretum, Ann was selected for its late bloom (mid-April to mid-May) which allows it to avoid the hazards of late frosts.  It has lightly scented red-purple 7” to 9” flowers.  Best in average soils and full sun.  Fall foliage is yellow.  Growing zones 4 to 7. 

 

 

Royal Star MagnoliaMAGNOLIA, ROYAL STAR (Magnolia kobus var. stellata ‘Royal Star’)  Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to part shade.  A hardy variety with double white flowers of 25-30 petals and a diameter of 3 to 4 inches.  Dark green foliage turns yellow to bronze in the fall.  Average soils and full sun produce the best results.  Growing zones 4 to 8. 

 

MOCKORANGE

Mockorange are named after the fragrant flower that has a fragrance similar to oranges.  Trim to control size and shape after flowering. 

002.291MOCKORANGE, GOLDEN (Philadelphus coronaries ‘Aureus’) Height: 6’-8’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade.  A rounded shrub with golden yellow foliage and fragrant white flowers in June.  Prefers well drained soils and at least one half day of sun for best foliage color.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

 

NINEBARK

Ninebark are fast growing shrubs grown for the vivid colored foliage.  Best color is realized when planted in full sun.  Trim after flowering to control size and shape. 

Amber Jubilee NinebarkNINEBARK, AMBER JUBILEE (Phsocarpus opulifolius 'Jefam')  Height:  5' - 6', Width:  4'.  Full sun to part shade.  A rounded and dense shrub with foliage that displays orange, yellow and gold tones.  Delicate white blooms are produced in late spring, and the fall foliage displays reds and purples.  Best color is diplayed in full sun.  Growing zones 2 to 7.  Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

 

 

 

Diabolo NinebarkNINEBARK, DIABOLO (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo”)  Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun to part shade.  A rapid growing shrub with red-purple foliage on long arching branches.  Clusters of white flowers occur in June and show nicely against the dark foliage.  Best color in full sun.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

 

Little Devil NinebarkNINEBARK, LITTLE DEVIL (Physocarpus opulifolia 'Donna May')  Height:  3'-4', Width: 3'-4'.  Full sun to part shade.  Deep burgundy foliage on a compact shrub.  Creamy white flowers contrast nicely with dark leaves.  A compact choice where Diabolo Ninebark will grow too large.  Best color is produced in full sun.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

POTENTILLA

Potentilla are easy to grow, compact shrubs with one of the longest bloom periods of any flowering shrub.  They may be used as a specimen, or planted as a hedge.  The key to keeping your potentilla looking neat and clean is to trim aggresively first thing in spring.  Trim 1/4 to 1/2 of the plant before it begins to leaf out to remove the old dried flowers and shape the plant.  The new growth produced by trimming will result in many more flowers and a neat clean plant with a more consistent shape.

002.264POTENTILLA, ABBOTSWOOD (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’) Height: 2’-3’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  Pure white 1 " flowers bloom from early summer to late fall.  Foliage is a medium green with a slight tinge of blue.  Trim aggressively in early spring for best flowering.  Can also be used for hedging. Growing zones 2 to 7. 

 

002.266Dakota Sunspot PotentillaPOTENTILLA, DAKOTA SUNSPOT (Potentilla fruticosa, ‘Dakota Sunspot’) Height: 2’-3’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact variety with deep golden 1” flowers produced all season.  Foliage is a medium green.  Hard pruning in early spring produces the best bloom.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

002.511Goldfinger PotentillaPOTENTILLA, GOLDFINGER (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’) Height: 3’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to part shade.  Large, showy golden flowers up to 1 ½” are borne all summer long.  Foliage is a dark green.  Trim aggressively in early spring to control size and shape and produce the best flowering.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

002.509POTENTILLA, MANGO TANGO (Potentilla fruticosa ‘UMan’) Height: 2’, Width: 2’.  Full sun to full shade.  Unusual bicolor flowers display orange centers radiating out from the center over a base of deep yellow.  Colors may be more subdued in warm temperatures.  A very compact variety with soft green foliage. Trim aggressively in early spring for best flowering. Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

002.508POTENTILLA, McKAY’S WHITE (Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White) Height: 2’-3’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  Creamy white flowers over medium green foliage.  Stems are held more upright than Abbotswood potentilla.  Trim in early spring to produce best flowering.  Blooms from early summer to fall.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

002.742POTENTILLA, PINK BEAUTY (Potentilla fruiticosa ‘Pink Beauty’) Height: 2’, Width: 2’.  Full sun to part shade.  An extremely compact form with clear pink flowers and bright green foliage.  Flower color fades when nighttime temperatures are extremely warm.  Trim in early spring to produce best flowering.  Blooms from early summer to fall. Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

PRUNUS (CHERRY)

The prunus family of shrubs is quite varied in their characteristics, with some grown for foloiage color and others grown for fruit production.  They should be grown in full sun and well drained soils for best performance.  Trim while dormant to preserve fruit production, or after flowering if it is a variety that does not fruit.

Purple Leaf SandcherryPRUNUS, CISTENA – PURPLE LEAF SANDCHERRY (Prunus x cistena) Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’.  Full sun to part shade.  An upright rounded shrub with deep maroon leaves and light pink flowers in spring.  Best foliage color is produced on new growth.  Can be trimmed aggressively in spring to encourage new growth.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 3 to 8.  

 

Nanking CherryPRUNUS TOMENTOSA - NANKING CHERRY:  (Prunus tomentosa)  Height:  8'-10', Width 10'.  Full sun to part shade.  A hardy and vigorous large growing shrub that produces bright red 1/3” diameter cherries in mid-July.  Self fertile, requires no pollinator.  Can be used for jellies, but may also be eaten fresh if you beat the birds to them.  Performs best on well drained soils.  Growing zones 2 to 6.

 

Prunus Triloba, Double Flowering PlumPRUNUS, TRILOBA - ROSE TREE OF CHINA, DOUBLE FLOWERING PLUM (Prunus Triloba)  Height: 8'-10', Width: 8'.  Full sun to part shade.  A large rounded shrub with double pink flowers in early spring.  A fast growing shrub with medium green pointed leaves in summer that turn to yellow tinted with orange in fall.  Best on well drained soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.  

 

RHODODENDRON

Rhododendron are related to azaleas and prefer similar growing conditions of well drained soil and at least partial sun exposure.  Pinch the new growth back immediately after flowering if you wish to create a more compact and dense plant.  Rhododendrons do not drop their leaf like azaleas, which makes them technically an evergreen.

P. J. M. RhododendronRHDODENDRON, P.J.M. (Rhododendron P.J.M.)  Height: 4’-5’, Width: 3’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  One of the hardiest Rhododendrons for the north.  Masses of mauve flowers in spring on an evergreen shrub.  Glossy dark green foliage turns bronze in fall and winter.  Requires well drained acidic soils.  Growing zones 4 to 7.

 

SPIREA

Spirea are easy to grow choices for foundation, specimen and hedge planting.  Trimming of spirea can be done in spring before the plants break dormancy (except for Renaissance Spirea), and after the first set of flowers are spent.  Trimming immediately in spring can be as aggresive as cutting to a few inches from the ground, or simply a light trimming to shape the plant.  After the first set of flowers have finished blooming, a light trimming of a couple inches to remove the spent flowers will produce a second set of flowers in late summer.  Spireas will perform best with 4 hours or more of sun, although Little Pricess can tolerate full shade.  Avoid excessively wet,heavy soils.

002.368SPIREA, ANTHONY WATERER (Spiraea x bulmalda ‘Anthony Waterer’)  Height: 3’, Width 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  A wide mounded form with 4" to 6" rosy pink flower clusters in June and July.  Foliage is a dark green in summer turning burgundy in fall.  Not particular to soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.228SPIREA, FRITSCHIANA (Spiraea fritchiana) Height: 2’-3’, Width 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  A low mounded form with 3" to 4" large flat topped clusters of white flowers in midsummer.  Trimming the spent flowers will result in a second flush of flowers in late summer.  Foliage is larger than other spirea varieties, and is a dark green with a green-purple fall color.  Will grow in most soils, except for extremely sandy, dry conditions and very wet conditions.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

002.372SPIREA, GOLDFLAME (Spiraea x bulmalda ‘Goldflame’)  Height: 3’-4’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  Brilliant red new foliage changes to golden yellow and then to green.  Deep reddish-pink flower clusters in summer.  Fall foliage turns a rusty red orange.  Will grow in most soils except for dry, sandy soils and wet, heavy conditions.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

002.365SPIREA, GOLDMOUND (Spiraea ‘Goldmound’) Height: 2’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to part shade.  A bushy plant with bright yellow-green foliage and light pink flower clusters.  Foliage will turn green if not given enough sunlight.  Excellent for mass plantings and informal hedges.  The brilliant colored foliage will attract everyone's attention.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

002.363SPIREA, LITTLE PRINCESS (Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’) Height: 2’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to full shade.  An easy to grow and maintain flowering shrub with a compact mounded form.  Small mint green leaves and clusters of light pink flowers adorn this plant.  Fall foliage turns a deep green-purple.  Can be used to create small, informal hedges.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

002.123Magic Carpet SpireaSPIREA, MAGIC CARPET (Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’) Height: 2’, Width: 3’-4’.  Full sun to part shade.  Vibrant red foliage emerges in spring, turning chartreuse in summer.  Deep rose-pink flower clusters are produced in summer, and fall foliage is a rusty red-orange.  A good choice for small spaces where the color of Goldflame Spirea is desired, but a smaller plant is required.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

Renaissance SpireaSPIREA, RENAISSANCE (Spiraea x vanhoutei ‘Renaissance’) Height: 5’-7’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade.  Similar to the old fashioned Bridalwreath, Renaissance has more disease resistant foliage.  Small white flowers are borne profusely along the cascading stems in early summer.  Fall foliage is red-orange.  Best in well drained soils.  Will not grow well in wet conditions.  Growing zones 3 to 7. 

 

SUMAC

Sumac perform best on well drained to dry soils.  They spread by runner so select a location where the runners can be controlled or where spreading is not a concern.

002.377Tiger Eyes SumacSUMAC, TIGER EYES (Rhus typhina “Bailtiger’)  Height: 8’-10’, Width: 8’-10’.  Full sun.  A golden leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac.  Maintains its bright yellow foliage all summer, then turns brilliant shades of red in fall.  A suckering plant which spreads by runners.  Plant where it can be controlled by removing the runners, or where its spreading habit is not a concern.  Will grow on extremely dry soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

TAMARISK

Tamarisk may look like evergreens with their fine foliage, but are deciduous flowering shrubs.  They prefer well drained soils and full sun.  Trim at anytime to controll size and shape.

002.464Summer Glow Tamarisk FlowerTAMARISK, SUMMER GLOW (Tamarix ramosissima ‘Summer Glow’) Height: 10’-15’, Width: 10’-15’.  Full sun.  An graceful and airy looking plant which is very hardy and fast growing.  Light green fine foliage emerges in late spring, followed by clusters of tiny lavender-pink flowers throughout the summer.  Tolerant of most soils conditions, it will not perform well in wet, heavy soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

VIBURNUM (CRANBERRY)

Viburnum are commonly known as cranberry.  They can be used for specimen, screening and hedging, and foundation planting where space permits.  All cranberry produce flowers in spring and berries that ripen in late summer and fall.  Trimming is best performed after the flowers have finished blooming, although they can be trimmmed at any time with a corresponding loss of flower and/or fruit.  Cranberry prefer moisture retentive soil, and can be grown in full shade to full sun unless otherwise noted. 

002.184American Highbush Viburnum FruitVIBURNUM, AMERICAN HIGHBUSH (Viburnum trilobum)  Height: 10’-12’, Width: 10’-12’.  Full sun to full shade.  Better known as American Highbush Cranberry.  A large hardy native shrub with lobed leaves and clusters of white flowers in spring.  Red berries last well into winter and are edible.  Fall color is a deep red to maroon.  Can be used for screening and hedges, as well as a specimen.  Prefers moist conditions, and will not perform well in dry, light soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

002.730VIBURNUM, ARROWWOOD (Viburnum dentatum)  Height: 10’-12’, Width: 10’-12’.  Full sun to part shade.  A large native shrub with deep green lustrous foliage.  Clusters of white flowers in spring produce tiny blue berries in fall that are excellent for wildlife.  Fall foliage turns reddish purple.  More adaptable than other Viburnums, it will tolerate light soils, but performs best in evenly moist conditions.  Growing zones 3 to 8.

 

Dwarf American ViburnumVIBURNUM, DWARF AMERICAN (Viburnum trilobum compacta) Height: 6’-8’, Width 5’-7’.  Full sun to full shade.  A compact form of American Highbush Cranberry with dense, oval rounded form.  Produces fewer flowers and berries than the highbush form.  Fall color is red-burgundy with bright red fruit.  Prefers average to moist soils.  Growing zones 2 to 7.

 

  

Mohican ViburnumVIBURNUM MOHICAN (Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’) Height: 6’-8’, Width: 6’-8 ’.  Full sun to part shade.  Leathery gray-green foliage appears on an upright rounded plant that produces white flat topped flowers in spring.  Berries turn from red to black in late summer.  Much more tolerant of drier conditions than other viburnums.  An often overlooked variety with foliage that rarely displays any disfiguring spots or marks.  Growing zones 3 to 7.

 

002.729VIBURNUM, NANNYBERRY (Viburnum lentago) Height: 20’, Width: 10’-15’.  Full sun to full shade.  A large native shrub or small tree with glossy medium green leaves.  Clusters of small white flowers in spring produce 1/3 inch long small blue berries in fall.  The fruit is edible and tastes like dates.  Fall foliage color is a bright red.  Adaptable to many soil types, but performs best in wet conditions.  Growing zones 2 to 8.

 

Snowball viburnumVIBURNUM, SNOWBALL (Viburnum opulus 'Roseum')  Height: 10'-12', Width: 10'-12'.  Full sun to part shade.  A large shrub with rounded flower clusters of white flowers.  A late spring/early summer bloomer which is sterile, so there is no fruit mess to be concerned with.  A medium growth rate shrub with insignificant fall foliage color.  Excellent for screening., or blocking views where a larger shrub is desired.  Performs best where average moisture is available.  Growing zones 3 to 8

 

WEIGELA

Weigela (pronounced why-gee-lah) are among the most varied flowering shrubs, with a wide variety of plant sizes, foliage colors, flowers colors and bloom habits.  Weigela will perform best with 4 or more hours of sun on well drained soils.  Trim Weigela after the first set of flowers has been spent.  For reblooming types, you can also trim in early spring with a corresponding reduction in flowering.

Huls Select WeigelaHuls Select WeigelaWEIGELA, HULS SELECT (Weigela florida)  Height: 4'-5', Width: 4'-5'.  Full sun to part shade.  A seedling  found growing here at the nursery.  Outstanding dark glossy maroon leaves on a rounded form.  Faster growing than Java Red Weigela, this selection features intense reddish pnk flowers with some rebloom in late summer. Grows on most soils, but like other weigelas will not tolerate excessively wet conditions.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.261Java Red Weigela FlowerWEIGELA, JAVA RED (Weigela florida ‘Java Red’) Height: 3’-4’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact mounded form with deep green leaves that are tinted maroon.  Pink trumpet shaped flowers appear in late spring.  Does not rebloom.  Fall foliage color is insignificant.  Best in well drained soils.  Avoid heavy, wet conditions.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.258WEIGELA, MINUET (Weigela, florida ‘Minuet’) Height: 2’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  A small plant with medium green leaves and bright pink trumpet shaped flowers in spring.  Ideal for small spaces, it is slow growing and easy to control.  Does not rebloom.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.241WEIGELA, PINK POPPET (Weigela florida ‘Pink Poppet’) Height: 2’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact plant with light pink flowers in spring and attractive medium green foliage.  Avoid wet, heavy soils.  Does not rebloom.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.224Polka WeigelaWEIGELA, POLKA (Weigela florida ‘Polka’) Height: 4’-5’, Width: 4’-5’.  Full sun to part shade.  Attractive clear pink flowers with a yellow throat are produced in late spring, sporadically  through the summer and again in fall.  Dark green foliage has a subtle tint of blue.  Avoid wet soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.293Red Prince WeigelaWEIGELA, RED PRINCE (Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’) Height: 5’-7’, Width: 6’-8’.  Full sun to part shade.  Cardinal red flowers are produced in late spring and again in late summer.  Foliage is a handsome medium green.  An impressive plant if given room to grow.  Growing zones 4 to 8.  

 

002.289WEIGELA, RUMBA (Weigela florida ‘Rumba’) Height 3’, Width 3’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact Weigela with bronze-purple tinged leaves and dark pink flowers with a yellow throat.  Flowers on and off all summer long.  Best in well drained soils.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.345Tango WeigelaWEIGELA, TANGO (Weigela florida ‘Tango’) Height: 2 ‘-3’, Width: 2’-3’.  Full sun to part shade.  A compact bushy habit with excellent purple foliage.  Flowers are a deep pinkish-red occurring in early summer.  May produce a limited rebloom in later summer.  Plant in full sun for best color.  Growing zones 4 to 8.

 

002.284White Knight WeigelaWEIGELA, WHITE KNIGHT (Weigela florida ‘White Knight’) Height: 5’-6’, Width: 4’-5’. Full sun to part shade.  A fast growing green leafed Weigela with pink flower buds opening to pure white in late spring.  May produce a partial rebloom in late summer.  Flower buds are similar in appearance to Azalea flower buds.  May suffer dieback after severe winters. Growing zones 4 to 8.