Compact Round Shrub with Royal Purple Color Commonly known as Japanese Barberry, this compact little shrub’s burgundy-colored foliage is a dramatic —and welcome— contrast in a landscape dominated by green. Use ‘Concorde’ as a foundation planting or berm or border edging, and in any number of other small, sunny spaces where you need a plant of a different color. ‘Concorde’ has very small teardrop-shaped leaves on thorny branches which form an orderly round plant that tops out at not much more than a couple of feet. Full sun keeps the leaves their pretty royal purple color, which will gently turn deep red in the fall. Pruning is only required to change its shape or overall size. A slightly acidic soil will benefit this slow-growing, pest-free shrub (which is also hypo-allergenic and resistant to deer, drought and disease). To tilt the pH, just tap a few nails into the soil under the shrub canopy. There is always space for Concorde in any landscape, and it will look terrific in yours as well. * Prefers full sun* Deer resistant* Drought & disease resistant .
Small Dramatic Weeping Shrub The Walker Weeping Caragana is a small, deciduous shrub with a unique “weeping” appearance. It would look great as a small accent plant in your flower bed or anywhere you have a small place for an unconventional tree. Your Walker Weeping Caragana is sure to draw a second look from the neighbors. With its dense feathery canopy and dramatic descent to the ground, your Caragana is a study in grace and elegance. The Caragana can grow to 6 feet in height with a 3 feet spread. It’s more tall than wide, so fits easily into almost any space in your garden. Spring brings bright yellow flowers, lending a subtle two-toned appearance to the vibrant green of the plant. However, you’ll be more focused on the compound leaves that lend an endearing feathery appearance to your shrub. In the fall, those leaves will turn a pretty yellow before drifting to the ground in anticipation of winter. Even as the weather turns cold your Caragana will draw the eye. The unusual shape and structure of the shrub make it a stand-out amid the standard winter shapes. Winter snows drift over the cascading branches and gather on the crown providing a lovely display in the cold landscape. Caragana branches descend quickly giving you fast results in your new tree, but then slow down considerably, saving you from needing to extensively prune. You won’t have to fuss with this shrub as it’s quite hardy and easy to grow. It even transplants easily, and is drought tolerant. A Walker Weeping Caragana will be a delightful addition to your garden. * Unusual growth pattern * Spring flowers * Hardy.
Hardiest of the Gardenias Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Kleim’s Hardy’, is a fragrant, evergreen shrub. Plant several along a border, use one as an accent near a door or plant a few as container plants for your home. No matter where you plant these you’re sure to enjoy a remarkable display and scintillating scent. The Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia is one plant you’ll want to keep close by. With its enchanting beauty and spellbinding fragrance, Gardenias are among the most impressive plants for the home garden. Kleim’s 2-inch, single blossoms appear in late spring/early summer–a 6-petaled delicacy of waxy, white blooms with yellow centers. Each flower emits a divine, heavenly fragrance that is so intense it will announce itself long before your approach. Your Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia also features dark green, glossy foliage that will fill out your shrub nicely even when not in bloom. Of course the feature that sets Kleim’s apart from other Gardenias is that it’s considered the hardiest of them all, able to tolerate cold like no others. Your Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia will reach a height of 2 to 3-feet with an equal spread. It is a dwarf variety, so you can easily manage one even if you’re short on space. Kleim’s has a mounded habit, is evergreen and very hardy. If you love Gardenias but don’t have the space, or are worried about your climate, then this is the Gardenia for you. Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia will not only squeeze in just about anywhere, but its cold hardy nature and tenacious spirit are sure to make having one of these remarkable plants a reality for you this year. * Spring/summer flowers * Evergreen * Wildlife interest * Year round interest * Fragrant.