Deciduous Shrubs


This section shows a selection of our deciduous shrubs. However, we offer many varieties in addition to those shown below. Contact us to inquire about our full inventory.

Abelia grandiflora 'Canyon Creek'

Canyon Creek Abelia

Canyon Creek Abelia is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. Typically grows on gracefully arching branches. Some years stems die to the ground in winter but the plant survive. Features clusters of white-tinged-pink, bell-shaped flowers which appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends. Fragrant blooms occur from late spring to fall. Flowers are fragrant. The glossy yellow leaves turn bronze in autumn.

 

Can be used as a specimen or a grouping. Some people use in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Mass on slopes or banks for attractive shrubby cover and erosion control.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 3-5 feet tall, 5-6 feet spread at age

Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Kaleidoscope Abelia is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. Typically grows on gracefully arching branches. Some years stems die to the ground in winter but the plant survive. Features clusters of white bell-shaped flowers which appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends. Fragrant blooms occur from late spring to fall. Flowers are fragrant. The variegated glossy yellow/green leaves turn green, yellow, orange and red in autumn.

 

Can be used as a specimen or a grouping. Some people use in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Mass on slopes or banks for attractive shrubby cover and erosion control.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 4-5 feet spread at age

Abelia grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Rose Creek Abelia

Rose Creek Abelia is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. Typically grows on gracefully arching branches. Some years stems die to the ground in winter but the plant survive. Features clusters of white to pink bell-shaped flowers which appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends. Fragrant blooms occur from late spring to fall. Flowers are fragrant. The glossy dark dreen leaves turn green to purple in autumn.

 

Can be used as a specimen or a grouping. Some people use in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Mass on slopes or banks for attractive shrubby cover and erosion control.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Cabernet'

Cabernet Barberry

Cabernet barberry, is a spiny, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub. Leaves typically emerge crimson and mature to a burgundy before turning yellow in fall.

 

Often used as an accent for small areas in the landscape. Found often in foundation plantings and shrub borders.

 

Full sun

Size: 1-2 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Criruzan'

Crimson Ruby Japanese Barberry

Crimson Ruby barberry, is a spiny, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with obovate green leaves. Leaves typically turn attractive shades of orange, yellow and red in fall.

 

Often used as an accent for small areas in the landscape. Found often in foundation plantings and shrub borders. Can be used as a hedge or edger.

 

Full sun

Size: 3-6 feet tall, 4-7 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Gentry'

Royal Burgundy Barberry

Royal Burgundy, is a dense, compact, low-mounding shrub. Leaves emerge rich burgundy in spring but mature to soft reddish-black. Tiny, bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers bloom in mid spring along spiny, reddish purple stems. Glossy, bright red berries mature in fall and persist into winter. The berries are attractive to birds.

 

Often used as accent for small areas in the landscape. Can be used in foundation plantings along border fronts.

 

Full sun

Size: 2-2.5 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Goruzam'

Golden Ruby Barberry

Golden Ruby barberry, is a spiny, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub. Spring foliage emerges an orange, with leaves maturing to a burgundy maroon with a gold ring around the outer leaf margin in summer. Fall color is a flame orange to brick red. 

 

Often used as an accent for small areas in the landscape. Found often in foundation plantings and shrub borders.

 

Full sun

Size: 1-2 feet tall, 1-2 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Monomb'

Japanese Cherry Bomb Barberry

Cherry Bomb barberry, is a spiny, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with obovate green leaves. It features small yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring, and scarlet berries from early to late fall.

 

Often used as an accent for small areas in the landscape. Found often in foundation plantings and shrub borders. Can be used as a hedge or edger.

 

Full Sun

Size: 3-4 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'

Orange Rocket Barberry

Orange Rocket barberry, is a spiny, compact, upright growing shrub has a vigorous growth habit. The coral-orange new foliage ages to mid-green, then turns ruby red in autumn.

 

Often used in mass plantings, as a specimen plant, or in a container.

 

Full to part sun

Size: 4-5 feet tall, 1-2 feet spread at age

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Japanese Rose Glow Barberry

Rose Glow barberry, is a spiny, dense growing shrub. The leaves are purple, but new shoots emerge as a rose-pink mottled with bronzish to purplish red splotches. Many branched, reddish-brown stems have sharp thorns. Bead-like, bright red berries form in fall and often last through the winter. 

 

Makes an excellent barrier or hedge. It is also effective when planted in groups or as a specimen.

 

Full sun

Size: 3-6 feet tall, 4-7 feet spread at age

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Harry Lauder Walking Stick

Harry Lauder's walking stick is a deciduous, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub which features, twisted and spiraling branches, twigs and leaves. Round, double-toothed, light green leaves typically turn an undistinguished yellow in fall. After leaf drop, the contorted form of the branches becomes quite noticeable and provides winter interest.

 

Best used as a specimen or in shrub border.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: Slow growing to 8-10 feet tall, 8-10 feet spread at age

Euonymus alatus

Burning Bush

Burning bush is a dense, mounded, spreading, flat-topped, multi-stemmed shrub that is particularly noted for its fiery red fall foliage color. It has become an extremely popular shrub for homes, commercial properties and along highways. Greenish-brown stems have distinctive corky ridges. Corky-winged stems are more noticeable in winter after leaf drop. 

 

An excellent fall colored specimen, can also be used in group or mass plantings. Works well in foundations, shrub borders, screen or hedge.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 15-20 feet tall, 8-12 feet spread at age

 

Forsythia x 'Courtasol'

Gold Tide Forsythia

Gold tide forsythia cultivar that is noted for its compact-spreading shape. It features light yellow flowers that appear in profusion before the leaves emerge in late winter to early spring. The medium green leaves are attractive throughout the growing season, but fall color is usually unexceptional.

 

Works well as groups in borders. Can be used in foundations.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 1-2 feet tall,1-4 feet spread at age

Fothergilla major 'Mt Airy'

Mt Airy Fothergilla

Mount airy fothergilla is a vigorous deciduous shrub. It is noted for its profuse spring flowering, excellent summer foliage, excellent fall color and consistently upright habit. Terminal, bottlebrush-like spikes of tiny, fragrant white flowers bloom in spring after the foliage emerges. Flowers have a honey-scented frangance. Leathery, dark green leaves turns excellent shades of yellow, orange and red-purple in fall.

 

Often grouped in shrub borders, foundation plantings or native plantings. Can be used as hedges.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 3-5 feet tall, 3-5 feet spread at age

Hemerocallis

Available in

Pardon Me (Red with Yellow Center), Happy Returns (Yellow), Stella d' Oro (Yellow although may come in Other Colors)

 

These daylillies are repeat-blooming cultivars which features ruffled, flowers on naked stems typically a clump of arching, linear, blade-like leaves. 

 

Often used in borders. Although sometimes seen in a mass over large areas or grow in clumps. 'Happy Returns' is sometimes used as an edger for walks because of its small size and continuous summer bloom.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 1-1.5 feet tall, 1-1.5 feet spread at age

Hosta

Assorted

Hostas typically grow in rounded clump varying leaf shape, size, and color. The shiny, leaves can vary in size being often shades of greens, blues, yellows, and whites with mixture of these colors (see picture). They are known for producing purple flower buds above the plant in late summer. Plants can vary in size depending on variety.

 

Hostas are used primary in shade gardens. They are effective in groups or massed. It is also effective as an edging plant. Mix with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.

Hydrangea arborecens 'Invincibelle Spirit'

Pink Smooth Hydrangea

Invincibelle spirit hydrangea, is the pink-flowered Hydrangea. This deciduous shrub features large globular flower heads that bloom in early May-June, with repeat bloom to frost. The flower heads emerge an intense dark pink before maturing to bright pink. Flowers contrast well with the dark green leaves. This cultivar is a type of hydrangea arborescens, commonly called smooth hydrangea.

 

Grouped often in part shade areas of the mixed shrub border or as background for a perennial border.

 

Part shade

Size: 3-4 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance M.'

Blue/Purple Bigleaf Hydrangea

This reblooming bigleaf hydrangea, typically produces rich rose-pink or blue flowers (depending on soil pH) from July through September. When grown in more basic soils the flowers become rose-pink, while highly acidic soils produce blue flowers instead. Foliage acquires good bronze-red color in fall.

 

Often grouped in shrub borders. Can also make a good specimen or accent for foundations and other locations near homes or patios.

 

Part shade

Size: 3-6 feet tall, 3-6 feet spread at age

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley'

Blue Bigleaf Hydrangea

Blue bigleaf hydrangea is a cultivar that is usually grown in acidic soils for its blue sterile florets. When grown in alkaline soils, florets appear pinker. This plant has dark green leaves which turn bronze-red in the fall. Blooms in July for up to two months.

 

Often grouped in shrub borders. Can also make a good specimen or accent for foundations and other locations near homes or patios.

 

Part shade

Size: 3-4 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ilvobo'

Bobo Hardy Hydrangea

Bobo hydrangea is a compact cultivar that typically grows in an upright rounded mound. It is noted for its dwarf/compact mounded shape, free branching habit, early flowering, strong stems, and conical flowering habit. Abundant sterile white flowers blooms on strong stiff stems hold the blooms upright with little to no drooping. Flowers gradually acquire pink to light purple tones as they mature. Flowers typically bloom from July through September. The dark green leaves produce generally undistinguished fall color.

 

Often grouped in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane'

Little Lime Hydrangea

Little Lime hydrangea, is a compact cultivar that typically grows upright rounded mound. It is noted for its large sterile flowers emerging soft light green but maturing to pink and burgundy in fall. Additional features of interest include free branching habit and strong stems which hold the panicles upright with no drooping. Flowers typically bloom from July through September. The dark green leaves are attractive during the growing season, but produce generally undistinguished fall color.

 

Grouped in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge. 

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 3-5 feet tall, 3-5 feet spread at age

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

White Hardy Hydrangea

Limelight hydragea is a slightly more compact cultivar. It is noted for producing large, dense, upright, cone-shaped sterile flowers that change color on the shrub as they mature. Flowers emerge creamy white, mature to chartreuse-lime and eventually acquire pink-darkening-to-rose tones before finally fading to beige. As the flower show fades in fall, the dark green leaves turn attractive shades of red. 

 

Often grouped in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge. 

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 6-8 feet tall, 6-8 feet spread at age

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

Pink Hardy Hydrangea

Pink diamond hydrangea, is a more compact cultivar that typically grows in a rounded, upright form. It is noted for producing dense, pyramidal, cone-shaped flowers at the ends of red-stemmed branches. Flowers emerge white but mature to a rich pink on strong stiff stems. The stiff stems allow the flowers to stay upright with little to no drooping. Flowers bloom from July through September. The dark green leaves produce generally undistinguished, yellow to purple-tinged fall color.

 

Often grouped in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 8-15 feet tall, 8-15 feet spread at age

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'

White/Pink Hardy Hydrangea

Tardiva hydrangea is a vigorous, upright, somewhat coarsely textured, deciduous shrub. Features upright, pyramidal, sharply pointed, terminal flowers. The showy, white, flowers slowly turn purplish pink with age. In full bloom, the weight of the flower panicles will typically cause the branches to arch downward. Blooms from late summer well into September, one of the latest shrubs to bloom. The dark green leaves turn an undistinguished, yellow to purple-tinged fall color.

 

Often grouped in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge. 

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 8-12 feet tall, 7-10 feet spread at age

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

White Oakleaf Hydrangea

'Alice' is an upright, stoloniferous, deciduous shrub with a broad rounded habit. It is most noted for its large, arching flower panicles, its usually disease-free foliage and its superior fall color. Large pyramidal flower panicles feature mostly sterile white flowers in June which bloom for 6-8 weeks, gradually fading to pink and then brown by late summer. Distinctive, deeply-lobed, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.

 

Good large specimen or accent for foundation plantings or other locations near homes or patios. Group or mass in shrub borders. Good informal hedge.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 5-8 feet tall, 5-8 feet spread at age

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Skies Dwarf'

White/Pink Oakleaf Hydrangea

Sikes dwarf oak leaf hydrangea, is an upright, dwarf mounded, deciduous shrub. The showy, flowers emerge white, gradually fade to light pink and then turn brown by late summer. The deep green, oak-like leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.

 

It makes a good specimen or accent for foundations near homes or patios. Also works well grouped or in a mass planting in shrub borders or in open woodland areas. Can be used as an informal hedge.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Ilex verticilata

Winterberry Holly

Winterberry Holly, is a deciduous holly is a native slow-growing, deciduous shrub with an upright-rounded habit. Flowers, if properly pollinated, give way to a crop of bright red berries in late summer to fall. Berries are quite showy and will persist throughout the winter and often into early spring. Berries provide considerable impact and interest to the winter landscape.

 

Often grouped in shrub borders, foundations, native plant areas or bird gardens. Plants may be hedged or grown in low spots of yard.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 3-12 feet tall, 3-12 feet spread at age

 

 

Itea virginica 'Sprich'

Little Henry Sweetspire

This Virginia sweetspire cultivar is an extremely compact, rounded, deciduous shrub. Features fragrant, tiny white flowers which cover the shrub with blooms in late spring to early summer. The dark green oval leaves turn attractive shades of orange, red and purple in fall, often persisting on the shrub until December.

 

A versatile shrub for sun and shade. It works well as a specimen. As well as group or mass. Often seen in shrub borders, open woodland gardens, foundations or hedges. Mass for a shrubby ground cover effect. Naturalizes well in wild or informal areas. Also a good selection for wet locations such as low spots or pond/stream margins.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 1.5-2 feet tall, 2-2.5 feet spread at age

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pocomoke

Pocomoke Crape Myrtle

Pocomoke Crape Myrtle is a deciduous, upright-spreading, densely-branched, dwarf shrub. It primarily features include glossy, dark green leaves that emerge maroon in spring, turn dark green in late spring, and finally turn bronze-red in fall. It also features deep rose-pink flowers that bloom from early/mid-summer to early fall on the gray to tan exfoliating bark. 

 

This miniature crape myrtle is a good plant for small places. It can be used as a mass or group in borders or foundation plantings. Seen as a specimen for rock gardens. Sometimes used in containers on patios.

 

Full sun

Size: 1-1.5 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Lagerstroemia 'Gamad I'

Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Cherry Dazzle is a deciduous, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. It features cherry red flowers that bloom in summer. If spent flowers are promptly deadheaded, additional flowers will continue to bloom into fall. Bronze new growth appears on the dark green foliage in the spring. The dark green foliage eventually turns burgundy-red in fall. Grayish-brown bark exfoliates with age. 

 

Good dwarf plants for foundations and other small areas of the landscape. May be used as a specimen shrub or in groups or mass planting. Also effective in shrub borders or perennial borders. Where winter hardy, it may also be grown as a small hedge.

 

Full sun

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Liriope muscari

Assorted Liriope

Lilyturf is a tufted, tuberous-rooted, grass-like perennial which features clumps of strap-like, arching, glossy, dark green leaves. The plant has dense foliage with erect, showy violet-purple flowers above the leaves in late summer. Flowers give way to blackish berries which often persist into winter.

 

Best as an edging for walks, paths or driveways or massed as a ground cover.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 1-1.5 feet tall, 0.75-1 feet spread at age

Physocarpus opulifolius

Diabolo Ninebark

Lady in Red Ninebark

Ninebark, is an upright, spreading, somewhat coarse, deciduous shrub. Noted for its exfoliating bark which peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark (hence the common name of ninebark. Bark provides winter interest, but is usually hidden by the foliage during the growing season. Features small pink or white, five-petaled flowers appearing in dense, flat, rounded in late spring. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit. 

 

Mass in shrub borders. Effective as hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 5-8 feet tall, 4-6 feet spread at age

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

Little Devil Ninebark

Little Devil Ninebark is a compact upright, spreading shrub with burgundy leaves. Noted for its exfoliating tan bark which peels leaving layers of reddish to light brown inner bark. It features small pink flowers that that are fragrant with five petals which appear in dense, flat, and rounded in late spring. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit. 

 

Used often as a specimen. This plant can also be used in mass plantings in shrub borders. Effective as hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 4-5 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Rosa 'Knockout'

Knockout Rose

Available in

'Double Knock Out'

'Knock Out'

'Pink Double Knock Out'

'Pink Knock Out'

'Sunny Knock Out'

 

Knock out rose is a compact shrub. Features single, lightly fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors that bloom in clusters from May to frost. Flowers are followed by orange-red hips. Foliage is dark purplish-green in summer, turning purple to burgundy in fall. Proper trimming and fertilizing will increase the blooms throughout the summer.

 

This rose grows well as a specimen or in small groups in borders, cottage gardens, foundations plantings or rose gardens. It can also be effective as a hedge. 

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: 4-6 feet tall, 4-6 feet spread at age

Rosa 'Drift'

Drift Rose

Available in

'Apricot Drift'

'Coral Drift'

'Peach Drift'

'Pink Drift'

'Popcorn'

'Red Drift'

'Sweet Drift'

 

Drift rose is a compact shrub. Features single, lightly fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors that bloom in clusters from May to frost. Flowers are followed by orange-red hips. Foliage is dark purplish-green in summer, turning purple to burgundy in fall. Proper trimming and fertilizing will increase the blooms throughout the summer.

 

This rose grows well as a specimen or in small groups in borders, cottage gardens, foundations plantings or rose gardens.

 

Full sun to part shade

Size: about 1.5 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound'

Gold Mound Spirea

Japanese spirea is a dense, upright, mounded, deciduous shrub. Leaves are oval and sharpely toothed. Tiny pink flowers in flat-topped clusters cover the foliage in late spring to mid-summer with sparse and intermittent repeat bloom often occurring throughout the remainder of the growing season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. The variety Gold Mound is noted for its attractive golden foliage.

 

Can be grouped in shrub borders. Used as a low hedge for paths and walkways. Can be used throughout foundation plantings.

 

Full sun

Size: 2-3 feet tall, 3-4 feet spread at age

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Little Princess Spirea

This Japanese spiraea cultivar is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically forms a compact mound. Features numerous pink flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring to mid-summer. Attractive to butterflies. Oval, sharply toothed, mint green leaves take on attractive red hues in autumn.

 

Effective in borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens and as low hedges or edging. Excellent for foundation plantings.

 

Full sun

Size: 1.5-2.5 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Spiraea japonica 'Walbuma'

Magic Carpet Spirea

This Japanese spiraea cultivar is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically forms a compact mound. Features numerous pink flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring to mid-summer. Attractive to butterflies. Oval, sharply toothed, new leaves are red upon the general gold foliage. The foliage turns russet in the fall.

 

Effective in borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens and as low hedges or edging. Excellent for foundation plantings.

 

Full sun

Size: 1.5-2.5 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Syringa pubescens 'Miss Kim'

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Manchurian lilac cultivar is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub. Lavender to ice blue, sweetly fragrant, single flowers are arranged in dense, clusters which cover this shrub. The dark green leaves turn burgundy in autumn. A good selection for southern climates.

 

A reliable spring-flowering shrub for smaller areas. May be massed, grouped or planted as a small specimen. Good for shrub borders, foundation plantings, peripheries of borders or rock gardens.

 

Full sun

Size: 4-9 feet tall, 5-7 feet spread at age

Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly Lilac'

Charles Joly Lilac

Charles Joly lilac, is an upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub. It is particularly noted for its mid to late spring bloom of very fragrant, deep reddish-purple double flowers which bloom in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles. The heart-shaped leaves are dark gray-green to blue green with no fall color. Bark is gray to gray-brown. 

 

A reliable spring-flowering shrub for cold winter landscapes. Excellent as a specimen/accent or in small groups. Shrub borders. Hedges or screens. Cottage gardens. Margins of woodland gardens. Good cut flower.

 

Sun: Full Sun

Size: 8-15 feet tall, 6-12 feet spread at age

Syringa vulgaris 'President Lincoln'

President Lincoln Lilac

President Lincoln lilac, is an upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub. It is particularly noted for its mid to late spring bloom of very fragrant, blue flowers which bloom in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles. The heart-shaped leaves are dark gray-green to blue green with no fall color. Bark is gray to gray-brown. 

 

A reliable spring-flowering shrub for cold winter landscapes. Excellent as a specimen/accent or in small groups. Shrub borders. Hedges or screens. Cottage gardens. Margins of woodland gardens. Good cut flower.

 

Full to Partial Sun

Size: 8-10 feet tall, 6 ft wide at age

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'

Minature Bald Cypress

Minature bald cypress, is a long-lived, pyramidal conifer that is a deciduous evergreen. ‘Peve Minaret’ is a dwarf cultivar that slowly grows in a dense, pyramidal form. Flat, linear, yellow-green needles turn a yellow to rusty-brown in fall before dropping. Foliage has a fern-like texture.

 

Interesting landscape specimen or accent. Works well in foundations plantings, near patios, small garden areas. Works well in moist soils or low spots of the property.

 

Full sun

Size: Medium growth to 5-6 feet tall, 2-3 feet spread at age

Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

Wine & Roses Weigela

This weigela cultivar is a densely-rounded deciduous shrub. It is primarily grown for its profuse reddish-pink spring flowers and its purple foliage. Reddish-pink, funnel-shaped flowers appear singly or in clusters along the branches of the previous year's growth. The glossy, burgundy-purple leaves turn very dark purple in autumn. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.

 

Good as specimen, group or mass. It works well in shrub borders.  May be incorporated into a foundation planting.

 

Full sun

Size: 4-5 feet tall, 4-6 feet spread at age

Weigela florida 'Elvera'

Midnight Weigela

Midnight wine is a dwarf version of the popular Weigela ‘Wine and Roses'. It is a dense, rounded, low-growing deciduous shrub. Features profuse reddish-pink flowers and burgundy-purple foliage. Reddish-pink, funnel-shaped flowers appear singly or in clusters along the branches of the previous year’s growth in mid- to late spring. The glossy, burgundy-purple leaves turn very dark purple in autumn. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.

 

Good as specimen, group or mass for perennial or shrub borders. May be used in foundation planting.

 

Full sun

Size: 1.50-2 feet tall, 1.5-2 feet spread at age

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

Amethyst Falls Wisteria

American wisteria is a clockwise-twining deciduous woody vine that grows primarily to moist thickets, swampy woods, pond peripheries and along streams. Long fragrant lilac-purple flowers droop from the plant in April-May after the leaves emerge. The compound leaves are deep green. American wisteria is not as aggressive a spreader as Chinese Wisteria.

 

This is an excellent vine for freestanding arbors, pergolas, posts, trellises, fences or terrace walls.

 

Full sun

Size: Agressively grows to 15-30 feet tall, 4-8 feet spread at age

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