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One of the most beloved landscape plants, Azaleas are actually a form of Rhododendron. Although these plants are evergreen a portion of the leaves will drop only to be replaced the following spring. Early to late spring brings a profusion of flowers in an array of colors. Plant in moist, acidic, well-drained, organic-rich soil in full sun to part shade.
Azalea gable ‘Boudoir’ BOUDOIR AZALEA
5 ft. (Zone 5) Watermelon-pink flowers in mid-May. Upright, rounded growth habit.
Azalea gable ‘Herbert’ HERBERT AZALEA
5 ft. (Zone 5) Lavender-orchid flowers in mid-May. Spreading growth habit. Very hardy.
Azalea gable ‘Karen’ KAREN AZALEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Purple flowering, very hardy Azalea. Very similar to Herbert Azalea.
Azalea gable ‘Purple Splendor’ PURPLE SPLENDOR AZALEA
5 ft. (Zone 5) Very nice hybrid with large purple hose-in-hose flowers. Deep green foliage in summer with a slight tinge of red for winter.
Azalea gable ‘Stewartstonian’ STEWART’S AZALEA
5 ft. (Zone 5) Very hardy and popular Azalea. Blooms in mid-May with flowers that are brick-red. Glossy dark green foliage turns wine-red in fall.
Azalea girard ‘Crimson’ GIRARD’S CRIMSON AZALEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Single, bright deep-rose flowers in mid-May. Dark green foliage turns dark red in fall. Very hardy. Similar to Azalea ‘Girard Rose’ with lower growth habit.
Azalea x 'Girard's Fuchsia’ GIRARD’S FUCHSIA AZALEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Excellent variety with beautiful reddish-purple colored flowers. Very similar in color to Leslie Azalea.
Azalea x 'Girard's Hot Shot’ GIRARD’S HOT SHOT AZALEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) A more upright variety than A. ‘Girard Scarlet’ with deep orangish-red to scarlet flowers. Leaves turn orangish-red in fall. Very hardy.
Azalea ‘Girard's Pleasant White’ GIRARD’S PLEASANT WHITE AZALEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Clear white flowers. Beautiful addition to any landscape. Very hardy.
Azalea 'Girard Purple' GIRARD'S PURPLE AZALEA
3 ft. (Zone 5) More compact-growing that the A.g. 'Herbert' and extremely vigorous. Superior color and growth habit to other lavender species.
Azalea 'Girard's Rose’ GIRARD’S ROSE AZALEA
4 ft. (Zone 5) Single deep bright (hot) pink flowers in mid-May. Dark green foliage turns dark red in fall. Upright growth habit. Very hardy.
Azalea kurume ‘Blaaus’s Pink’ BLAAUS’S PINK AZALEA
4-5 ft. (Zone 5) A hardy Kurume hybrid with double camellia pink to peach pink flowers. Very similar to Rosebud Azalea in appearance with a little different colored flower.
Azalea kurume ‘Hino Crimson’ HINO CRIMSON AZALEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Single, crimson-red flowers. Low, mounded growth habit.
Azalea kurume ‘Mother’s Day’ MOTHER’S DAY AZALEA
4 ft. (Zone 5) Large red flowers make this a very attractive plant in spring. Wide spreading growth habit.
Azalea yedoense var. poukhanense ‘Bixby’ BIXBY POUKHANENSE AZALEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 3) Large vibrant red flowers on a low spreading shrub. Evergreen foliage is dark green in summer turning mahogany in fall. Very hardy.
Azalea yedoense var. poukhanense ‘Sweet Sixteen’ SWEET SIXTEEN POUKANENSE AZALEA
4 ft. (Zone 5) Soft pearl pink flowers are double hose in hose. Flowers hold up well in rainy spring weather. Evergreen foliage is dark green. Very hardy.
Azalea yedoense poukhanense ‘Kimberly’s Double Pink’ KIMBERLY’S DOUBLE PINK KOREAN AZALEA
4 ft. (Zone 4) Wide 2 in. flowers that are a clear double pink. Foliage is dark green in summer, turning orange to purple-red in fall. Very hardy. Semi-evergreen, retaining some leaves.
Buxus x ‘Glencoe’ CHICAGOLAND GREEN® BOXWOOD
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Similar to B. ‘Green Velvet’ but with a faster growth rate.
Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ GREEN MOUNTAIN BOXWOOD
4-5 ft. (Zone 5) Forms a perfect wide pyramidal oval, and is the most upright of the hybrids. Columnar and Trimmed Upright Forms.
Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’ GREEN VELVET BOXWOOD
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Rounded, full-bodied, and slow growing boxwood with small, dark green leaves. Also available trimmed flat on top.
Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wee Willie' (P.P.No.17,007) WEE WILLIE BOXWOOD
2 ft. (Zone 4) Dense semi-dwarf broadleaf evergreen with emerald green foliage that retains its color in winter. Leaf arrangement rotates around the stem, creating a unique texture. Takes shearing well.
Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wintergreen’ KOREAN BOXWOOD
2 ft. (Zone 5) Small rounded broadleaf evergreen with glossy bright green foliage that becomes coppery to bronze-green in winter. Takes shearing well.
Buxus x ‘Northern Tier’™ NORTHERN TIER™ BOXWOOD
(Zone 4) A Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery selection. Found to be winter-hardy and more upright-growing. Green foliage and mounding habit. Good plant for hedging or foundation planting.
Buxus sempervirens fastigiata COLUMNAR COMMON BOXWOOD
8-10 ft. (Zone 5) Very narrow, columnar form with bright green leaves. Broadleaf evergreen.
Buxus sempervirens ‘Schmidt’ SCHMIDT BOXWOOD
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Hardy variety of English Boxwood. Lustrous dark green foliage with a compact growth habit.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaity’ EMERALD GAITY EUONYMUS
(Zone 5) Very compact dwarf shrub having clearly marked white margins on rich green leaves.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n Gold’ EMERALD ‘N GOLD EUONYMUS
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Small green and gold variegated leaves are on this well known plant. The leaves will turn pinkish in cold weather and has been known to climb a trellis or wall if planted close enough.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Moonshadow’ (P.P.No.6127) MOONSHADOW EUONYMUS
2 ft. (Zone 4) A sport of the E.f. ‘Sunspot’ but displays wavy, lighter yellow leaves with thin green margins. An excellent plant for border or low hedge.
Ilex crenata 'Glory' GLORY JAPANESE HOLLY
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Small, compact, dense globe habit with small, flat, lustrous green leaves.
Ilex crenata ‘Green Lustre’ GREEN LUSTRE HOLLY
4 ft. (Zone 5) Shiny green foliage on a compact-growing plant.
Ilex crenata ‘Jersey Pinnacle’ JERSEY PINNACLE JAPANESE HOLLY
Ilex glabra cv. ‘Chamzin’ (P.P.No. 6,962) NORDIC® INKBERRY
3-4 ft. (Zone 3) Broadleaf evergreen with deep sparkling-green foliage. Great for informal hedges, massing, or naturalizing. Prefers moist, acidic soils and tolerates heavy pruning. Plant in sun or shade.
Ilex glabra 'Compacta' COMPACT INBERRY
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Broadleaf evergreen with glossy green leaves. Great for informal hedges, massing, or naturalizing. Prefers moist, acidic soils. Tolerates heavy pruning. Plant in sun or shade.
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' SHAMROCK INKBERRY
3-4 ft. (Zone 3) A compact form of inkberry with somewhat smaller, flat, shiny dark green foliage. Very good in masses or used as hedging. Plant in sun or shade.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Prince’ (P.P.No. 3517) BLUE PRINCE HOLLY
(Zone 4) Fast growing, upright ‘Blue Holly’. Distinctive purple-blue stems with glossy blue-green foliage. ‘Blue Prince’ is a pollinator for the female ‘Blue Hollies’. Looks like Princess holly but no berries.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ (P.P.No. 3675) BLUE PRINCESS HOLLY
(Zone 4) Female cultivar of Blue Holly with slightly crinkled bluish-green leaves. Beautiful red berries ripen in fall. Needs any male Blue Holly for a pollinator. Very similar to, Blue Girl Holly.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Centennial Girl’ (P.P.No. 10750) CENTENNIAL GIRL HOLLY
10-15 ft. (Zone 5) Beautiful pyramidal form growing to 5 ft wide. Deep green foliage and shiny red berries. Introduced 1997. Requires a pollinator.
Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee' (PP 14,310) CASTLE SPIRETM HOLLY
8-10 ft. (Zone 5) A compact, pyramidal female blue holly. Leaves are lustrous dark green, and branching is superior. Good as a specimen, foundation plant, or used in a hedge. Bright red berries. Needs a male pollunator such as Castle Wall or Blue Prince.
Ilex x meserveae 'Heckenstar' (PP 14,308) CASTLE WALLTM HOLLY
5-8 ft. (Zone 5) A broad-columnar shaped male blue holly. Leaves are lustrous dark green, and branching is compact. Good as a specimen, foundation plant, or used in a hedge. No berries.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Mesdob’ (P.P.No. 4803) CHINA BOY® HOLLY
(Zone 4) Dark glossy green foliage on a hardy compact growing “Christmas” type holly. Pollinator for China Girl Holly, no berries on male plants.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Mesid’ (P.P.No. 4685) BLUE MAID® HOLLY
(Zone 4) Female cultivar of ‘Blue Holly’. Leaves are glossy green with blue- green cast and not as crinkled as Blue Princess Holly. Blue Maid fruits heavily with highly decorative shiny red berries. Needs any male Blue Holly for a pollinator. Also available trimmed upright.
Ilex x meserveae ‘Mesog’ (P.P.No. 4878) CHINA GIRL® HOLLY
(Zone 4) Dark glossy green foliage like the I. x ‘China Boy’ but the female produces an abundance of shiny red berries. Plant in sun to part shade. China Boy is the pollinator.
Kalmia / Mountain Laurel
A beautiful native broadleaf evergreen that is prized for its unique flowers. A relative of Rhododendron, Mt. Laurel is best sited in part shade with soil that is moist but well-drained and very organic in nature. Used for naturalizing and wonderful if planted in groups. Different sizes and flower colors are available.
Kalmia latifolia ‘Elf’ ELF MOUNTAIN LAUREL
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Compact, dwarf form with light pink buds, flowers are white and only slightly smaller than the species.
Kalmia latifolia ‘Minuet’ MINUET MOUNTAIN LAUREL
4-5 ft. (Zone 5) Blooming in late spring, flowers are light pink in bud, then open to white with a broad maroon band inside.
Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Fire’ OLYMPIC FIRE MOUNTAIN LAUREL
5-6 ft. (Zone 4) Hybrid Kalmia selection with showy dark red buds that open to light pink flowers.
Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’ SARAH MOUNTAIN LAUREL
5-6 ft. (Zone 5) Vivid red buds open to bright pink flowers. Bloom lasts longer than typical of the species. Foliage and habit are excellent.
Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ RAINBOW LEUCOTHOE
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) A broadleaf evergreen with rosy-pink and creamy-yellow foliage. White raceme flowers appear in spring. Used as a specimen or in masses. Prefers moist well-drained acid soil. Plant in shade to part shade. Keep away from drying winds.
Pieris japonica ‘Cavatine’ CAVATINE PIERIS
4 ft. (Zone 6) Creamy-white flowers appear in March over dark green foliage. Full sun or partial shade.
Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wycoff' DOROTHY WYCOFF PIERIS
5-6 ft. (Zone 5) Compact variety of P. japonica with dark red flower bud opening to deep pink.
Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' FLAMING SILVER PIERIS
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Compact variety of Pieris having bright red new growth and varieted green and white leaves.
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' MOUNTAIN FIRE PIERIS
5-6 ft. (Zone 5) Mistakenly called Andromeda, an exceptional variety displaying fiery-red new growth. Foliage is dark green on this rounded plant
Known as the Cadillac of woody ornamentals, Rhododendron is one of the most popular and best loved plants. Glossy green leaves remain effective all year and beautiful large trusses of flowers are true harbingers of late spring and early summer. Flowers are available in an array of colors and mature sizes vary with variety. Rhodies, as they are affectionately called, prefer moist, well- drained, acidic, organic-rich soil in part-sun to shade.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Calsap’ CALSAP RHODODENDRON
4-6 ft. (Zone 5) An exquisitely beautiful and extremely hardy Rhododendron. As the pale pink buds unfold, a bold purple throat shows against an almost pure white flower.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Chionoides’ CHIONOIDES RHODODENDRON
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Popular compact variety of the Rhododendrons. Flowers are white. Excellent in foundation plantings and small gardens where some standard hybrids become too large.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Cunningham’s White’ CUNNINGHAM’S WHITE RHODODENDRON
3-5 ft. (Zone 5) White Rhododendron having a dense low growth habit. Flowers are white having a pale yellow throat. One of the best compact varieties.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘English Roseum’ ENGLISH ROSEUM RHODODENDRON
6 ft. (Zone 5) Large pink colored flowers with a rosy tint. Most popular pink Rhododendron. blooms late May through early June.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Grandiflorum’ GRANDIFLORUM RHODODENDRON
6 ft. (Zone 5) Light to dark lavender colored flowers appear late May through early June.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Nova Zembla’ NOVA ZEMBLA RHODODENDRON
5 ft. (Zone 5) Most popular red flowering Rhododendron. Deep red blossoms in mid-May through early June.
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’ ROSEUM ELEGANS RHODODENDRON
6-8 ft. (Zone 4) Rose-tinted lilac flowers in late May through early June. Vigorous, fast-growing plant.
Rhododendron ’Purple Passion’ PURPLE PASSION HIGHLAND™ SERIES RHODODENDRON
6 ft. (Zone 5) Hybrid with deep green disease-resistant foliage. Deep, rich purple flowers late May through June.
Rhododendron maximum hybrida HYBRID ROSEBAY RHODODENDRON
8 ft. (Zone 4) Similar to maximum Rhododendron but with a more compact growth habit. Blooms in mid-June with pink flowers.
Rhododendron maximum hybrida ‘Compacta’ COMPACT HYBRID ROSEBAY RHODODENDRON
4-6 ft. (Zone 4) Dwarf form of the R. maximum with compact growth habit. Blooms late with pink-purple flowers.
Rhododendron 'Pink Treasure' PINK TREASURE RHODODENDRON
6 ft. (Zone 5) Impressive Rhododendron with upright umbrella habit and huge trusses of bright pink flowers.
PJM (Small Leaf) Rhododendron Varieties
Named for it’s hybridizer Peter J. Mezitt, an early flowering Rhododendron having lavender-pink blooms in late April through early May. Leaves are smaller than most other hybrid Rhododendron.
Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.' (H-1) P.J.M. RHODODENDRON
3-6 ft. (Zone 4) Named for it’s hybridizer Peter J. Mezitt, an early flowering Rhododendron having lavender-pink blooms in late April through early May. Leaves are smaller than most other hybrid Rhododendron. Summer foliage is dark green taking on a purplish cast in fall through winter. Very hardy.
Rhododendron P.J.M. ‘Aglo’ AGLO P.J.M. RHODODENDRON
3-6 ft. (Zone 3) This hardy Mezitt hybrid of ‘P.J.M.’ has beautiful clear pink blossoms in mid to late April. Foliage is green turning some shades of red in fall. Very similar to PJM ‘Olga’.
Rhododendron PJM ‘Landmark’ LANDMARK PJM RHODODENDRON
Rhododendron ‘Olga Mezitt’ OLGA P.J.M. RHODODENDRON
4-6 ft. (Zone 4) This hardy Mezitt hybrid of ‘P.J.M.’ has excellent bright pink blooms. Foliage is green turning some shades of red in fall. Very similar to PJM ‘Aglo’.
Dwarf Rhododendron Varieties
Rhododendron x ‘Percy Wiseman’ PERCY WISEMAN RHODODENDRON
3-4 ft. (Zone 6) Dark green foliage with peach-pink flowers with slight yellow overtones that appear in May.
Rhododendron ‘Purple Gem’ PURPLE GEM RHODODENDRON
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Dwarf evergreen shrub with deep purple flowers in April through early May. Leaves are gray-green and small. Overall appearance is similar to that of an evergreen azalea. Does well in sun or partial shade. Similar to Ramapo Rhododendron.
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