Incredible Late Summer Blooms Do you love hydrangeas but don’t have the space? Silver Dollar Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar) is just what you’re looking for. This small but mighty beauty blooms with full-sized flowers in a more compact form than you’d expect from a hydrangea. The big green leaves fill out in the spring and early summer. Then in mid-summer through fall Silver Dollar covers itself in dense trusses of lacy, creamy-white blooms held upright on strong stems. The whole effect is romantic and nostalgic. Silver Dollar only grows 4’ – 5’ tall and wide making it great for smaller gardens and side yards. It handles light shade as well as sun and fills in quickly each spring. Plant it with azaleas and rhododendrons for flower power all season in dappled shade. It makes a pretty accent plant but really shines in groups of three or more. Silver Dollar makes a great cut flower and dries easily, giving you gorgeous fresh cuts in summer and rich floral displays in fall and winter. Don’t wait to order and definitely order more than one. You will love Silver Dollar in your garden so much you’ll be disappointed if you don’t. * Great in smaller spaces* Huge, full-sized blooms* Excellent dried flowers.
Easy to Grow, Cold Hardy & Compact Shrub Sem Ash Leaf Spirea, Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ (16,336), has pinkish-red, fern-like spring foliage that unfurls along deep pink stems. In July and August the neat, round shrub covers itself with creamy white blossoms. This dwarf variety makes a wonderful low hedge, or a great accent. Sem is an improvement from older Sorbaria varieties. It is compact, better-branched, and denser than others; it creates a tight, bushy little mound in the garden, making a fine low hedge or accent planting as well as a shrub border. Sem is elegant, space-saving, and beautiful! Sem forms a neat 3 to 4 foot shrub in the partly shaded garden, which adds a nice texture. This shrub is easy to grow and quite adaptable, thriving in any well-drained soil. It is especially valuable for northern climates because of its hardiness! * Attracts butterflies* Dramatic fall color* Easy to grow.
Tinges of Spring The Spring Red Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum, Viburnum trilobum ‘Spring Red’, is an unusual, dense, compact shrub with a rounded habit. It also can be somewhat upright. Spring Red is grown for its foliage of a mass of red tinged leaves in the spring which matures to glossy dark green by summer. It turns burgundy in autumn. The flowers are fragrant and a showy white lace cap in May. The flowers are followed by a heavy harvest of bright red berries in October or November. Birds and wildlife love them. The shrub matures to a 5′-6′ shrub with a 3′-4′ spread. It prefers full sun but will grow in partial sun. Use this viburnum to make a superb and easy to grow border plant, or can also be grown as an exciting informal hedge. It does best in moist, well-drained, loamy soils, but will tolerate less than ideal conditions and heavier clay soils. Spring Red does not tolerate prolonged drought or dense shade. *Fragrant Heads of White Flowers in Spring*Red Berries in Autumn*Burgundy Foliage in Autumn .
Small Maple with Spring and Fall Appeal This is a small Maple tree with lovely spring flowers and a showy fall display. It would look spectacular planted along the street in front of your home or even as a container or patio tree. One of the great things about this small deciduous Maple is that you can grow it as a small tree or even a shrub. There’s no need for a lot of room in order to have this tree grace your home, and it doesn’t demand any special care or concern. It rises 15-20 feet with a spread of 15-28 feet and a lovely rounded crown. It can be allowed to grow into a large shrub or pruned to a mulit or single stemmed small tree. The Amur’s charmingly fragrant scent heralds the spring each year, and you’ll adore the clusters of dainty white/pale yellow flowers scattered among its branches. The 3 inch leaves consisting of 3 lobes provide your tree with a vibrant bright green color throughout the summer. There’s no doubt that you’ll feel your anticipation rise as autumn approaches and your Amur spices up your yard with stunning shades of scarlet. The seeds are a samara that begin with a reddish hue and turns a light tan. They appear as seeds with tiny wings that enchant the viewer with their gentle manner of helicoptering along on the autumn breeze. The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK has bestowed the “Award of Garden Merit” on this variety of Maple. When you give one a home you’re sure to agree that the Flame Amur is one of the best Maples available on the market today. * Pale Yellow Flowers* Shrub or Tree* Red Foliage in Autumn.
Hardy, Fragrant Lilac Persian Lilac is a deciduous, ornamental shrub with prolific, fragrant flowers. It would be perfect as a foundation or border planting in your yard. Your Persian Lilac is a spreading, graceful shrub with arching branches. Its dark green foliage provides an elegant backdrop for its 2 to 3-inch long, pale pink panicles of flowers that appear in spring. The blooms are so fragrant that your nose will likely pick up the scent of the fragrant flowers from around the corner of your home! The Persian lilac is a reasonably compact lilac and it will fit into a smaller garden, and shrub border. It will reach 4 to 8 feet in height with a 5 to 10 feet spread. This shrub does not need to be pruned if you do not want to, and works great as a hedge plant. Persian lilac is a fast-growing shrub and is adaptable to pruning if you so desire. It flowers on old wood, so if you need to prune, you should wait until it’s finished flowering. Persian Lilac is attractive to butterflies and other pollinators, but not attractive to deer, who seem to avoid it. This plant was introduced in 1614 and it still enjoys an honored location in many landscapes. For a carefree, free flowering shrub, you can’t do better than the Persian Lilac! * Outstanding blooms* Fragrant* Hardy* Wildlife interest.
Small Ornamental Shrub The Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a small deciduous bush with ornamental features. One would look great as a specimen planting, but several would look outstanding as a mass planting in the foreground of taller plantings. There are few things more delightful than a honeysuckle in the yard, and the Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a way to have several without the need for a lot of room or a climbing structure. Your Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a vigorous, fast-growing shrub. It’s small, only about four feet tall with a spreading nature. Bees, butterflies and birds all love it, and hummingbirds will soon consider your yard their favorite place in the neighborhood. The flowers are simply irresistible to many creatures, and you’ll feel the same way once you experience their unique beauty and alluring scent. The exotic, tubular flowers with protruding stamens scatter their yellow brilliance amid the bronze-tipped, green foliage in late spring/early summer. You’ll also love the sweet scent they send drifting on the afternoon breeze. Fall color can be inconsistent, but you can likely expect to be impressed by the red-bronze hues your Honeysuckle leaves will adopt for their fall display. The bark also tends to be somewhat exfoliating, revealing an inner orange hue that is lovely in the winter. The Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is an extraordinary ornamental shrub that offers a lot for the small amount of space it requires. Scatter several around your yard to draw pollinators to your yard, or group them together and magnify the impact of this beautiful compact shrub. * Exotic flowers * Compact size * Fall color.
Hard to Find Pink Lilac Blooms! Lilac – Marie Francis, Syringa vulgaris ‘Marie Frances’, is a real treat because it produces fragrant pink flowers, and with pink lilacs among all the blue-lavender-purple, this is very unusual! The lovely flowers emerge from distinctive, rich pink buds in spring on a compact form. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season and is a very hardy plant that tends to sucker. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. ‘ Marie Francis’ needs full sun and well-drained soil, and it also requires room for air movement; will tolerate poor soil conditions and harsh winters. The ‘Marie Francis’ shrub must have regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, and is an attractive plant for shrub borders, a garden accent plant, or planted in mass for a flowering hedge or wind screen; excellent for cutting too! * Unusual pink blooms* Thrives in full sun* Very cold hardy .
A Native with Fall Color to Spare Fall color in the shade is hard to come by. Often plants need full sun to bring out their strongest fall color. Not so with the Forest Rouge Blackhaw Viburnum, (Viburnum prunifolium ‘McKRouge’). This hardy native bush will happily show in a shady corner of your garden as well as in a sunny spot. The leaves start out a beautiful yellow-green in the spring and age to a dark shiny green. Clusters of creamy-white flowers appear, followed by bluish-black berries that persist through fall until winter. As if this weren’t enough to recommend it for your garden, this viburnum has young stems that come out a dark red and are a lovely contrast to the emerging yellow-green foliage. The fall color starts early on plants that are in full sun, later on plants in the shade, but they will hold the deep maroon color late into the season. This great selection was first introduced by Dan Moore at Mckay Nursery in Wisconsin, so you know it comes from good stock. Use Forest Rouge Blackhaw for foundation plantings or as a single specimen plant. It also works really well for wildlife or naturalizing areas. It will excel in shade or full sun and prefers sandy loam to some clay, but does best on well-drained sites with better than average moisture. Don’t wait for one of these native beauties! Order yours today. * Outstanding fall color in sun or shade * Berries for wildlife* Winter interest with red stems.
Fabulous Flower and Form in a Late-Season Bloom Lucy Rose of Sharon is an ornamental shrub. Plant just one for an impressive specimen in your front yard, or use several en masse in an empty side yard where you’d like to bring in a little color. Lucy Rose of Sharon is a splendid sight in almost setting. Your Lucy Rose of Sharon’s most stellar feature is of course its lovely, 4-inch bloom that begins mid-summer and continues into mid-fall. Each delicate blossom is double, with a full, fluffy appearance in hues of red and pink. The diamond-shaped, serrated leaves are a vibrant dark green and present the perfect backdrop for the brilliant flowers. Lucy’s blossoms are large, but you can make them even larger by a hard pruning in spring. However left to grow naturally, Lucy will certainly perform in its naturally superior fashion. Lucy Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub that will grow 8 to 12 feet tall with a 6 to 8 foot spread. It has a multi-stemmed, upright nature with a vase shape, and is quite easy to care for. Lucy Rose of Sharon has no significant insect or disease issues, is heat and humidity tolerant and relatively hardy overall. Rose of Sharon is always a lovely shrub, no matter the variety. However, Lucy is sure to be a preferred choice for your home this year with its exceptional flowers, hardy nature and reliable color. * Flowers* Heat and humidity tolerant* Hardy* Deer resistant* Wildlife interest.
Compact Dwarf Lilac with Unique Flower Color Wonderblue Lilac, Syringa vulgaris ‘Wonderblue’, is a variety of lilac that is a slower grower and the branching is compact. It produces single, sky-blue flowers of good fragrance that are excellent for cutting. The small mounded shape lends itself to use in limited spaces of the landscape. This semi-dwarf, upright, oval shaped cultivar is expected to grow into a suckering shrub that reaches 4-5 feet tall and 5-6 feet in width. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and requires average water needs; water regularly; do not overwater. Wonderblue prefers full sun, good drainage and air circulation. It tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. It can be used in many situations, including shrub borders, informal hedges and perennial borders. Being very showy and fragrant, it makes a wonderful screen or border specimen! * Unique Flower Color* Semi-Dwarf Lilac* Thrives in Full Sun.
Add color to your landscape! The Golden Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Luteus’, is grown for its beautiful yellow-green foliage which lights up the garden. It is a deciduous shrub with clusters of small white flowers and interesting peeling bark. The leaves are initially yellow, and when grown in full sun they gradually change to yellowish green or light green. The yellow foliage color intensifies again before falling in autumn. Golden Ninebark grows best with regular watering and protection from the hottest sun. Use this plant in the landscape as a border or background for perennial or annual flower beds or in foundation plantings of larger buildings. The Golden Ninebark is a fast grower and new shoots can be cut and used in floral arrangements. As with most ninebarks, it has attractive exfoliating bark and attractive fruits for 4 season interest. This plant is not fussy about soil types and pH levels. * Interesting peeling bark* Easy to grow* Great as a backdrop in perennial beds .
Spring/Fall Color for Wet Soils Silky Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. You could effectively use these for hedgerows and windbreaks, or even as a specimen plant. One would look terrific at the back border of your garden, and they even work well for erosion control. Your Silky Dogwood has attractive greenish-white flower clusters that appear in flat-topped, 2.5-inch clusters in the spring. The flowers mature to berry-like drupes that begin white but slowly transform to a lovely blue for the fall. The fruit is eaten by game birds, and is especially important as a source of food for migrating songbirds. The glossy, medium-green leaves are up to 5-inches long with noticeable veins and silky hairs on their undersides (thus this Dogwood’s name). The brown twigs likewise have tiny hairs, with the twigs adding a reddish hue for autumn. After the leaves fall, the brown/red twigs stand out against the brilliant white snow, and present an important source of winter browse for deer and rabbits. The Silky Dogwood will mature to 8-12 feet tall with an equal spread, but can be trimmed to any size. It has no serious insect or disease issues and is relatively fast-growing. Silky Dogwood does particularly well in moist areas, so would be a great addition to your yard for those soggy areas that are difficult to find good plantings for. Silky dogwood’s beautiful spring flowers, fall drupes and lively bark color make it a charming addition for your home. Its fast-growing, hardy nature and suitability for even moist soils add even more benefit to this lovely ornamental shrub. Plant one today to begin enjoying all the Silky Dogwood has to offer. * Spring flowers* Winter color* Wildlife interest* Hardy* Thrives in Wet Soils.
Ornamental Interest for Difficult Areas Grey Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Use a few of these for those locations in your yard where you’d like something pretty, but have problematic soils or conditions. Your Gray Dogwood has a lot to recommend it. The twigs are grey, rather than brown, and a lovely contrast to the new growth which begins as red. The 4-inch long, lance-shaped foliage is an elegant grey-hued, green that turns a dusky purple/red for autumn. The late spring flowers appear as clusters of white blossoms that later transition to the fruit. Each berry is supported by a red stem, another decorative accent that is especially attractive in the winter months after the fruit is gone and the red stems remain. Gray Dogwood will grow 10-15 feet tall with an equal spread, but can be pruned to almost any size. It is adaptable to poor soils, heat and drought, but is often seen in moist or rocky locations. Your Gray Dogwood would clearly be an exceptional addition to your yard under almost any conditions. However, it’s especially valuable as a hardy, ornamental shrub for those areas where you need something a little less fussy. Why not fill in those problem areas of your landscape with a Gray Dogwood today, and reap the rewards of a truly exceptional, and hardy, ornamental shrub. * Decorative foliage and twig color * Spring flowers and fall fruit * Hardy * Wildlife interest.
Profuse Blooms on Dwarf Forsythia Arnold Dwarf Forsythia, Forsythia ‘Arnold Dwarf’, is an excellent dwarf groundcover type shrub. It flowers profusely in early spring before the leaves appear. The dark green summer foliage develops a bronze-green fall color. Arnold is a smaller size forsythia that provides both late winter color in the landscape and cut branches for indoor bloom when flowers are scarce. It tolerates most soils and prefers full sun for best bloom, but will tolerate partial shade. If allowed to arch to ground, the branches will root and spread. Forsythia makes excellent erosion control, especially on slopes. To keep in its smallest form, trim to ground after bloom to encourage new growth and more flowers the next year. A moderately fast grower, this makes a desirable border shrub in the landscape. This excellent groundcover, rerooting as it spreads, matures at a height of 3′ with a spread of 4-6′. Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. This plant can be grown in a container! * Yellow Blooms in Early Spring* Rooting Groundcover* Bronze Foliage in Autumn.
Shade Loving with Yellow Fall Flowers Common Witch-Hazel is a deciduous shrub or small, shade-loving tree. Plant these as a screen or shrub border along a property line, or use a few in a woodland garden. Common Witch Hazel is a versatile plant that would be an interesting addition to many places in your yard. Your Common Witch Hazel is extraordinary in its flowering habits. Each flower has four slender, strap-like yellow or orange petals. The flowers appear in late October to early December, with blooms from the current season and maturing fruit from the previous season, all growing on the same stem at the same time. After a winter moth pollinates your Common Witch Hazel, the fruit becomes dormant until it develops over the following growing season. Your Common Witch Hazel is particularly prized by many because, unlike most plants, it presents a cheery picture in the drab winter landscape. In fact, many times its slender yellow petals are the only sign of color in the dormant woods. Common Witch Hazel is a rather hardy plant, and won’t require a great deal of care. Its early growth is slow but steady, and it enjoys being in a shady location for optimal performance. * Fruit and Flowers on Same Stem* Yellow Flowers in Autumn* Shade Loving* Hardy* Wildlife interest.