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Amelanchier ‘Regent’ REGENT SERVICEBERRY, JUNEBERRY
4-6 ft. (Zone 2) Shrub form of Amelanchier. White flowers in early spring followed by purplish-black edible berries in early summer. Green foliage turns yellow to red in autumn, very hardy. Perfect for bed and border plantings.
Aronia arbutifolia brilliantissima BRILLIANT RED CHOKEBERRY
9 ft. (Zone 4) A vigorous upright growing shrub with glossy green leaves. An abundance of small white flowers are produced in the spring. Exceptional fall color display with foliage turning red to red-orange with long lasting shiny red berries.
4-6 ft. (Zone 5) Upright to rounded growing deciduous shrubs. Leaves are dark green in summer turning yellow to orange to red in fall. Prefers moist well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Great for massing, foundations, and woodland gardens. Flowers are available in many different colors.
Azalea exbury ‘Cannons Double’ - Flowers are pink.
Azalea x ‘Golden Lights’ (U. of Minnesota) - Hardy deciduous azalea with large showy golden-yellow blooms during May.
Azalea Knap Hill ‘Gibraltar’ - Flowers are large orange-red. Often listed as exbury.
Azalea ‘Mandarin Lights’ - Flowers are ruffled bright red-orange with a light fragrance.
Azalea viscosum ‘Westons’s Innocense’ - Fragrant, small white flowers appear in late June. Green foliage turns burgundy in the fall.
Azalea viscosum ‘Westons’s Lollipop’ - Extremely fragrant pink flowers appear in mid to late June. Green foliage turns red-orange in the fall.
Azalea x ‘Western Lights’ - New azalea with clear pink flowers and blue-green foliage. Lush and vigorous.
Azalea x ‘White Lights’ (U. of Minnesota) - Large fragrant white flowers on a vigorous grower.
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea nana CRIMSON PYGMY BARBERRY
2 ft. (Zone 4) Compact, dwarf plant with red foliage. Use in rock gardens, as a miniature hedge or as a small accent plant. Full sun.
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea ‘Rosy Glow’ ROSY GLOW BARBERRY
3 ft. (Zone 4) Compact growth habit. Newer foliage is variegated pink and red while the older leaves are deep maroon-red. Colorful addition to any garden or planting. To achieve best color, plant in full sun.
Berberis thunbergii ‘Bogozam’ (P.P.No. 8215) BONANZA GOLD™ BARBERRY
18 in. (Zone 4) Forms a dense mound of bright gold foliage. A new variety of pygmy barberry. Very low maintenance. Very similar to Golden Nugget Barberry. Plant in full sun for best color.
Buddleia / Butterfly Bush
4-6 ft. (Zone 5) A vigorous growing, multi-stem plant for the perennial border. A fast growing upright shrub with somewhat arching branches and green leaves. May freeze to the ground in northern areas but will grow back and flower that year. Very soil tolerant and prefers full sun. Late summer brings long cone shaped panicles of flowers in an array of colors. Great for butterflies.
Buddleia davidi ‘Nanho Blue’ - Flower color is light blue.
Buddleia davidi ‘Pink Delight’ - Flower color is pure pink.
Buddleia davidi ‘Miss Ruby’ - Flower color is a vivid rich pink. More compact than the standard Buddleia.
Buddleia x ‘Podaras #8’ (PPAF) BLUE HAVEN FLUTTERBY PETITE™ BUTTERFLY BUSH
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) A miniature flowering butterfly bush with blue flowers that bloom early and continuously throughout season. Fuzzy, silvery foliage. Good for low hedge.
Buddleia x weyeriana ‘Honeycomb’ - Large fragrant yellow flowers appear in summer and last until fall. Very unique.
Clethra alnifolia WHITE SUMMERSWEET
5-6 ft. (Zone 3) White fragrant flowers in mid to late summer. Very hardy requiring little care. Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’ HUMMINGBIRD SUMMER SWEET
30-36 in. (Zone 4) White fragrant flowers in mid to late summer. Compact form requiring little care. Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Pink Spire’ PINK SPIRE SUMMERSWEET
4-6 ft. (Zone 3) Pink to rose buds open to fragrant, soft pink flowers. An excellent summer-flowering shrub that does well in shade and wet areas.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ RUBY SPICE SUMMERSWEET
6-8 ft. (Zone 4) Deep rose-colored, non-fading, fragrant flowers. An excellent 1995 addition to the summer flowering shrubs. Provide acid, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun to relatively heavy shade.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ SIXTEEN CANDLES SUMMERSWEET
24-30 in. (Zone 4) Fragrant white flowers in mid to late summer. An improved selection of C.a. ‘Hummingbird’. Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.
Cornus alba ‘Argenteo-marginata’ EUROPEAN VARIEGATED DOGWOOD
6-10 ft. (Zone 3) Variegated green and creamy-white leaves on a rounded shrub. Bright red branches create a very attractive winter effect. Formerly listed as C.a. ‘Elegantissima’.
Cornus alba ‘Bailhalo’ (P.P.No.8722) IVORY HALO™ DOGWOOD
5-6 ft. (Zone 3) Compact selection of Variegated Dogwood. More compact, rounded form for use in smaller areas.
Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’ BAILEY RED TWIG DOGWOOD
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Bright red stems provide exceptional color contrast in any winter garden or border. Rich, glossy green foliage in summer. Very hardy. Does well in sun or shade.
Cornus serica ‘Flaviramea’ YELLOWTWIG DOGWOOD
7-9 ft. (Zone 2) Bright golden-yellow bark with green foliage and white flowers & berries. Broad rounded growth habit, spreads by underground stolons. Excellent winter accent. Tolerates wet soil.
Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ HARRY LAUDER’S WALKING STICK
7 ft. (Zone 4) Novelty plant with curiously twisted branches. Eye catching when displayed against a light colored wall or with a snowy background. Does well in sun or partial shade. Grown as a shrub and in a top grafted form.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ROYAL PURPLE SMOKE BUSH
8-10 ft. (Zone 5) Panicles of beige flowers in mid summer on an upright spreading plant with velvety dark purple foliage. Dark purple in fall.
Cotoneaster apiculata CRANBERRY COTONEASTER
2 ft. (Zone 4) Low spreading shrub with arching branches. Glossy green leaves turn bright red in fall. Tiny pink flowers in spring and red berries in late summer. Very tolerant of soil and light conditions. Great for bank plantings. Grown as a low shrub and in a top grafted form.
Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’ CORAL BEAUTY COTONEASTER
15 in. (Zone 5) Also known as Royal Beauty Cotoneaster, a low growing variety with white flowers in May followed by coral colored berries in late summer through early winter. Grows in sun or partial shade. Semi-evergreen.
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Scarlet Leader’ SCARLET LEADER COTONEASTER
6-12 in (Zone 5) Often used as a ground cover. An abundance of scarlet-red berries provide sharp contrast against glossy semi-evergreen foliage. Dense, low growing growth habit. Does well in sun or partial shade.
Deutzia gracilis SLENDER DEUTZIA
3 ft. (Zone 4) White flowers in May on slender arching branches. Very desirable deciduous shrub having a dense growth habit. Best in full sun.
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ NIKKO SLENDER DEUTZIA
12-15 in. (Zone 4) A small-leaved, graceful, groundcover shrub that offers white flowers and rich green foliage that turns deep burgundy for fall.
Euonymus alata compacta DWARF BURNING BUSH
6 ft. (Zone 4) Extremely popular ornamental shrub Cork-like bark, lacy green foliage, scarlet-orange berries and brilliant red fall color make this plant interesting year round. Compact growth habit lends itself to many uses.
Forsythia intermedia ‘Lynwood Gold’ LYNWOOD GOLD FORSYTHIA
8 ft. (Zone 5) Popular variety of Forsythia covered with golden yellow flowers in early spring. Sun or partial shade.
Fothergilla gardeni DWARF FOTHERGILLA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Slow grower with a rounded growth habit. White bottle-brush flowers appear in spring. Dark green leaves turn brilliant yellow to orange to scarlet, often all colors appear on the same leaf, a beautiful attribute. Prefers a well-drained acid soil in sun or part shade.
Fothergilla x gardeni ‘Mount Airy’ MOUNT AIRY DWARF FOTHERGILLA
3-5 ft. (Zone 4) A vigorous variety with a more upright habit. Abundant white flowers and dark blue-green foliage that turns a consistent yellow-orange-red for fall. A clone selected by Michael Dirr in Cincinnati, Ohio. Very Hardy !
Hamamelis virginiana COMMON WITCH HAZEL
12-15 ft. (Zone 4) Native shrub or small tree with spreading branches forming an irregular, rounded crown. Green leaves turn brilliant yellow in fall. Flowers are yellow and appear in late fall. Prefers moist soil in sun or shade. Habit is architecturally beautiful.
Hibiscus / Rose of Sharon
8-12 ft. (Zone 5) One of the few late summer blooming shrubs. Dense upright growth habit. Use as a specimen or in borders, also very popular for hedging. Flowers best in full sun. Also called Althea, deciduous shrub with an upright vase-shaped growth habit. Flowers are available in many colors and appear in late summer, heavy bloomer. Very soil tolerant and does best in full sun, but will grow in some shade. Great in borders or as a screen or hedge.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ - Flowers are deep rose pink with showy deep red eye.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Ardens’ - Flowers are lavender-blue.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Marlin’™ - Flowers are single true blue.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blushing Bride’ - Flowers are double pink.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Floru’ VIOLET SATIN - . Flowers are single red-violet.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Marina’ BLUE SATIN - . Flowers are single royal blue.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’ - Flowers are lavender-pink with reddish purple eye and ruffled petals.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minrosa’ ROSE SATIN - Flowers are single ruffled rose-pink.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodone’ LAVENDER CHIFFON™ (PP No. 12,619) - Flowers are single lavender with a lacy lavender center creating an anemone-like bloom.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodtwo’ WHITE CHIFFON™ (PP No. 12,612) - Flowers are single white with a lacy white center creating an anemone-like bloom.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’ - Flowers are pure white with scarlet centers.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Woodbridge’ - Flowers are single bicolor red.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabell’ ANNABELL HYDRANGEA
4-5 ft. (Zone 4) Large, double white flowers in June-July. Thrives in shade. Flower heads are larger and held more erect than H. grandiflora. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.
Hydrangea / Hortensia Flower Types
Hydrangeas with hortensia or mophead type flowers have sterile petals in large globose corymbs. Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. Acidic ph for blue color (ie adding garden sulfur), alkaline ph for pink (ie adding lime). Plant in part-shade to part-sun in well-drained organic soil. Flower buds form on previous years stems. Bloom in summer.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ (PPAF) ENDLESS SUMMER™ HYDRANGEA
3-5 ft. (Zone 4) This one breaks the rules. Normally the Hortensia varieties of Hydrangea bloom on two year old wood only but this blue Hydrangea blooms on both old and new wood. Keep soil acidic to maintain blue flowers.
Hydrangea macrophyla ‘Berlin Rabe’ (P.P.No. 10,912) CITYLINE® BERLIN HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® ‘Blushing Bride’® (P.P.No. 7,169) BLUSHING BRIDE® HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ (P.P.No. 21,052) DOUBLE DELIGHTS™ WEDDING GOWN HYDRANGEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Compact grower with white double flowers. Re-bloomer!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fanfare’ (P.P.No. 21,161) WEDDING RING HYDRANGEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Big blue or pink flowers on a compact shrub!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Forever Pink’ FOREVER PINK HYDRANGEA
3 ft. (Zone 5) Large showy pink flowers in summer.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Freedom’ (P.P.No. 22,210) DOUBLE DELIGHTS™ FREEDOM HYDRANGEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Double rose-pink flowers (can be blue depending on soil type) with white margins.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ GLOWING EMBERS HYDRANGEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Compact variety of Hydrangea with fluorescent pink to red flowers.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Horob’ (PPAF) ABRACAABRA™ ORB HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kompeito’ (P.P.No. 20,998) DOUBLE DELIGHTS™ STAR GAZER HYDRANGEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Double flowers are light lavender with white margins on a compact grower.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’ PENNY MAC HYDRANGEA
3 ft. (Zone 5) Large showy blue/pink flowers in summer. Believed to bloom on new wood. Heavy spring pruning may encourage more blooms.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Perfection’ (PPAF) DOUBLE DELIGHTS™ PERFECTION HYDRANGEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Double flowering, star-shaped florets are pink or blue-purple.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pink Beauty’ PINK BEAUTY HYDRANGEA
3 ft. (Zone 5) Large showy pink flowers in summer with attractive foliage.
Hydrangea macrophyla ‘Ramars' CITYLINE® MARS HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’ (P.P.No. 18,197) NEXT GENERATION RED SENSATION HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘White King’ (P.P.No. 21,065) NEXT GENERATION SNOW STORM HYDRANGEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Dark green foliage with a compact growth habit and large white mop-head flowers.
Hydrangea / Lacecap Types
Hydrangeas with lacecap type flowers have small fertile flowers surrounded by large showy outer petals which form a pinwheel effect. Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. Acidic ph for blue color, alkaline ph for pink. Plant in part-shade to part-sun in well-drained organic soil. Flower buds form on previous years stems. Bloom in summer.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailday’ LIGHT-O-DAY LACECAP HYDRANGEA (PPAF)
(Zone 5) Pure white variegation on foliage. Bright white flowers with inner partially blue or pink depending on ph.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘PIIHM-I’ (P.P.No. 20,176) TWIST-N-SHOUT® HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Teller Blue’ TELLER BLUE HYDRANGEA
3-5 ft. (Zone 5) Stunning blue lacecap flowers. Sterile florets are large and in double rows. Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. (See general description at top of Hydrangea list).
Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Bird’ BLUE BIRD HYDRANGEA
4-5ft. (Zone 5) Long-blooming deep blue fertile flowers surrounded by pale blue sterile florets. Superb copper-red fall color in leaves.
Hydrangea / Miscellaneous Types
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’ (P.P.No. 21,778) SWEET SUMMER HYDRANGEA
4-5 ft. (Zone 4) Green flowers emerge and turn to white in summer. Later season pink hues begin to appear and create a mix of white and pink for late summer and fall.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bombshell’ (P.P.No. 21,008) BOMBSHELL HYDRANGEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 3) A tough and hardy selection that has a low and 3-4 ft. wide growth habit. White flowers from summer through fall.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ P.G. HYDRANGEA
5 ft. (Zone 4) Bears exceptionally large clusters of white flowers in late summer which change to pinkish-bronze for autumn. Makes a very unique and unusual specimen shrub or dwarf tree. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Great Star’ GREAT STAR HYDRANGEA
6-7 ft. (Zone 4) White, star-shaped flowers from early summer to early fall.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (P.P.No. 12,874) LIMELIGHT HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Phantom’ PHANTOM HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ PINK DIAMOND HYDRANGEA
6 ft. (Zone 4) An upright, rounded shrub with large, 12” x 8” upright cream flowers appearing in late summer and gradually turning a rich shade of pink. Best in sun to part shade. Can be pruned back in late fall or early spring if desired. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ UNIQUE HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ VANILLA STRAWBERRY™ HYDRANGEA
6-7 ft. (Zone 4) Now here is a PG Hydrangea that puts on a great show! Flowers range in color from white to pink to red from July through September! Shiny green leaves and red stems add to the display.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Diamonds’ WHITE DIAMONDS HYDRANGEA
4 ft. (Zone 3) Fertile and sterile white flowers on a sturdy plant. This H. paniculata variety provides the look in a smaller growing variety.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’ PPAF FIRE AND ICE HYDRANGEA
3-5 ft. (Zone 3) This one is quite a show! Flowers open white then mature to pink for summer and then to red for a show-stopping fall color!
Hydrangea quercifolia OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
4-6 ft. (Zone 5) Large oakleaf-like foliage turning to shades of crimson in autumn along with white flowers in late summer make this an interesting accent shrub. Does well in sun or shade.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ RUBY SLIPPERS DWARF OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
4-5 ft. (Zone 5) Low, compact habit. Flowers open white but quickly turn light pink then to deep pink. Green foliage turns deep red in autumn.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowqueen’ (P.P.No. 4,458) SNOWQUEEN OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
5 ft. (Zone 4) New hybrid form of Oakleaf Hydrangea.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ PEE WEE DWARF OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
4-5 ft. (Zone 5) Low, compact habit. White flowers and wine-red autumn foliage.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Vaughn's Lillie'® (P.P.No.12,982) VAUGHN'S LILLIE® OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
4 ft. (Zone 5) Compact form with large white flowers, green leaves that turn burgundy-red in fall and peeling reddish-brown bark.
Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’ SUNBURST ST. JOHN’S-WORT
24-30 in. (Zone 5) Beautiful summer flowering (similar to hidecote) shrub with blue-green foliage and large waxy golden flowers from mid-summer till frost. Excellent as a border or ground cover. Likes sun or partial shade.
Ilex verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’ SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN WINTERBERRY
6-8 ft. (Zone 3) Male pollinator for female Ilex verticillata ‘Varieties’.
Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ (P.P.No. 4146) WINTER RED WINTERBERRY
6-8 ft. (Zone 3) An oval-rounded deciduous shrub with deep green leaves. Beautiful bright red berries cover the plant in late summer and last in winter. The main difference between this and "Sparkleberry" is the berries have shorter stems and are slightly larger. Very soil tolerant, will stand boggy sites quite well. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Excellent in mass plantings and naturalizing. Needs a male pollinator.
Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ HENRY’S RED VIRGINIA SWEETSPIRE
3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Spreading semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves turning a brilliant reddish-purple in fall. Showy, white, fragrant flowers in horizontal clusters to 6 in. long in summer. Native to swamps in the eastern U.S. but grows in any garden soil. Plant in sun (for best fall color) or shade. Great substitution for burning bush because its foliage stays red longer and it stays smaller.
Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ (P.P.No. 10,988) LITTLE HENRY® DWARF SWEETSPIRE
18-24 in. (Zone 5) White flowers in early summer and reddish-purple fall color makes this a plant for the whole season.
Ligustrum x ibolium IBOLIUM PRIVET
10 ft. (Zone 4) Hardy privet variety excellent for hedging or border plantings.
Ligustrum x ‘Vicaryi’ GOLDEN VICARY PRIVET
5-6 ft. (Zone 4) A vase-shaped or rounded shrub with golden yellow foliage. May grow larger than 6 feet but can be pruned to maintain any desired size. Very tolerant of planting conditions, but needs full sun for best foliage color. Used for hedging, screening, and as an accent plant.
Myrica pennsylvanica NORTHERN BAYBERRY
8 ft. (Zone 5) A semi-evergreen shrub with waxy dark green leaves, very aromatic when disturbed. Very tolerant to soil conditions and salt. Plant in sun or shade. Tends to sucker and thus forms colonies, excellent in mass plantings. Used in borders, wooded gardens, or for roadside groupings. Naturalizing plant.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Center Glow’ CENTER GLOW NINEBARK
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) The foliage on this variety emerges yellow-green, then matures to bright deep red. White flowers.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’ DART’S GOLD NINEBARK
4-5 ft (Zone 2) A tough, durable shrub that becomes dense and rounded with age. The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring and red fruit in fall. Bright yellow leaves create a nice contrast in the landscape.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May’ (P.P.No. 22,634) LITTLE DEVIL™ NINEBARK
3-4 ft. (Zone 3) This selection of Ninebark provides the dark burgundy foliage on a more compact and low maintenance form.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’ AMBER JUBILEE® NINEBARK
5-6 ft. (Zone 2) Yellow foliage with tinges and shades of orange that turns purple for fall. Very interesting plant all season!
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’ (P.P.No. 11,211) DIABOLO® NINEBARK
4-8 ft. (Zone 3) A tough, durable shrub that becomes dense and rounded with age. The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring, and dark purplish leaves all summer.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’ (PPAF) SUMMER WINE ™ NINEBARK
4-6 ft (Zone 3) A tough, durable shrub that becomes dense and rounded with age. The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring and dark purplish leaves all summer. A more compact version of Diablo Ninebark.
Potentilla / Cinquefoil
Popular, small to medium sized shrubs with fine textured green foliage. Adored for their ability to flower from early summer to frost in an array of colors. Very hardy and tolerant of many soil conditions other than extremely wet. Thin or cut back yearly to keep plants looking vigorous.
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Finger’ GOLD FINGER POTENTILLA
2-3 ft. (Zone 2) A compact hardy plant with an abundance of showy golden- yellow flowers that last all summer. Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.
Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White’ MC KAY’S WHITE POTENTILLA
24-30 in. (Zone 3) Single flowers open creamy-white, then become pure white. Medium-dark green leaves and slightly-arching form.
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’ (PPAF) PINK BEAUTY POTENTILLA
3 ft. (Zone 2) Full, rounded plant with bright green foliage. Clear pink flowers in abundance that have deeper centers that pale with age.
Potentilla fruticosa ‘UMan’ (P.P.No. 12,258) MANGO TANGO™ POTENTILLA
2 ft. (Zone 2) A rounded, hardy plant with an abundance of yellow flowers that have shades of orange and red radiating from the center of the petals, creating a bicolor effect. The red color in the flowers intensifies in cooler weather and softens in warmer weather. Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.
Prunus x cistena PURPLELEAF SANDCHERRY
8-10 ft. (Zone 2) Multi-stemmed purple leaf plum. Easy to trim and maintain as a shrub in a wide variety of plantings. Sharp contrast of light pinkish flowers against dark burgundy-red foliage is very attractive in May.
Rhamnus frangula asplenifolia ‘Fernleaf’ FERNLEAF BUCKTHORN
6-8 ft. (Zone 2) Exotic looking plant that is extremely hardy. Foliage is narrow, glossy green and slightly crinkled. Grown in shrub and tree forms.
Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’ FINE LINE BUCKTHORN
Zone: 4 Height: 5-7 ft. Width: 2-3 ft.
Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’ (PPAF) TIGER EYES® SUMAC
6ft. (Zone 4) Nice compact variety with fuzzy pink stems and golden foliage combine to create a dramatic landscape effect. Leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and scarlet in the fall. Very drought tolerant once established.
Climbing roses add interest and height to landscapes. They climb almost any pyramidal structure, including walls, garden gates, and trellises. Climbing roses can be own root hardy or budded. Many of the varieties that are grown today have been used in gardens for many decades.
Rosa ‘Blaze’ BLAZE CLIMBING ROSE
12-14 ft. (Zone 6) Profuse red fragrant flowers. Foliage is leathery, deep emerald green. Recurrent bloomer. Budded. Requires winter protection. Climbing rose classification.
Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ GOLDEN SHOWERS® CLIMBING ROSE
12-14 ft. (Zone 6) Robust plant with bright yellow flowers with honey-like fragrance. Foliage is glossy green. Recurrent bloomer. Budded. Requires winter protection. Climbing rose classification.
Rosa ‘Jacclam’ AMERICA™ CLIMBING ROSE
10-12 ft. (Zone 6) Heavily fragrant, coral-pink flowers. Recurrent bloomer. Budded. Requires winter protection. Climbing rose classification.
Dwarf Drift Roses
Drift roses are new dwarf form of shrub rose. They have numerous blooms and great season long foliage. Their groundcover form makes them a great choice for the front of the landscape or small areas. They have excellent disease resistance. Like other shrub roses they perform well in masses or can be used where a single flowering shrub is desired.
Rosa ‘Meidrifora’ (PPAF) CORAL DRIFT® ROSE
Rosa ‘Meigalpio' (PPAF) RED DRIFT® ROSE
Less than 18 in. (Zone 5-10) Compact groundcover rose with abundant small scarlet red flowers with semi glossy dark green leaves. excellent disease resistance.
Rosa ‘Meijocos’ (PPAF) PINK DRIFT® ROSE
Rosa ‘Meipicdevoj’ (PPAF) ICY DRIFT® ROSE
Less than 18” (Zone 4) Compact groundcover rose with abundant pure-white double flowers and green foliage. Good disease-resistance and hardiness.
The Knock Out Series Roses
The Knock Out shrub roses series are easy to maintain and offer extended colors to the landscape. They have excellent disease resistant and are own root hardy like the other shrub roses. They are becoming widely used in the landscape for their long bloom time and bright colors. They perform well in masses or can be used where a flowering shrub is desired.
Rosa ‘Radcon’ (PPAF) THE PINK KNOCK OUT® ROSE
3 ft. (Zone 5) Deep, fluorescent pink single to semi-double flowers. Dark mossy green foliage. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips. Everblooming. Excellent disease resistance. Own root hardy.
Rosa ‘Radrazz’ (P.P.No. 11836) THE KNOCK OUT® ROSE
3 ft. (Zone 5) Deep, fluorescent cherry red flowers. Dark green foliage with a tinge of burgundy. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips. Everblooming. Excellent disease resistance. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.
Rosa ‘Radsunny’ (P.P.No. 18,562) THE SUNNY KNOCK OUT® ROSE
Rosa ‘Radtko’ (P.P.No. 11836) THE DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® ROSE
3 ft. (Zone 5) Deep, fluorescent DOUBLE cherry red flowers. Dark green foliage with a tinge of burgundy. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips. Everblooming. Excellent disease resistance. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification. We like this rose a lot but flowers are not self cleaning so you will need to pinch off old to keep clean of old flowers.
Rosa Radtkopink (P.P.No. 18,507) PINK DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® ROSE
Rosa ‘Radwhite’ (PPAF) WHITE OUT® ROSE
Rosa ‘Radyod’ (PPAF) THE BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® ROSE
3 ft. (Zone 5) Rose seletion similar ro Knock Out, but with light pink flowers. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Everblooming. Excellent disease-resistance. Own-root hardy. Shrub rose classification.
Shrub roses bloom with numerous flowers along the stems. They are widely used in the landscape for their own root hardiness, long blooming time, and carefree nature. Many have proven disease resistance. They perform well in masses or can be used where a flowering shrub in desired.
Rosa ‘BAIcream’ (P.P.No. 15,574) EASY ELEGANCE® MACY’S PRICE™ ROSE
Rosa ‘BAItown’ (P.P.No. 18,060) EASY ELEGANCE® PAINT THE TOWN ROSE
Rosa ‘Meicoublan’ (P.P.No. 6,088) WHITE MEIDILAND® ROSE
24-30 in. (Zone 5) Large pure white double flowers. Blooms from early summer until fall. Low, spreading habit with leathery, dark, glossy foliage.. Mounding groundcover great for banks, slopes and large areas. Own-root hardy. Meidiland shrub rose classification.
Rosa ‘Meidomonac’ BONICA™ ROSE
3-5 ft. (Zone 4) A very hardy, double pink flowering shrub rose that often blooms with more than 25 flowers on long lateral shoots. Deep green, glossy foliage. The bright red hips remain showy throughout the winter. Own root hardy. Meidiland shrub rose classification.
Rosa ‘Meiklutz’ (PPAF) FAIRY MEIDILAND® ROSE
Rosa ‘Meipitac’ (P.P.No. 7783) CAREFREE WONDER™ ROSE
30 in. (Zone 4) Double pink flowers with creamy white reverse. Light fragrance. Rounded full habit. Nice orange rose-hips in the fall. Ever- blooming. Disease resistant bright green foliage. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.
Rosa 'Meizmea' (PPAF) CAREFREE SPIRIT™ ROSE
Rosa ‘Radsun’ (PPAF) CAREFREE SUNSHINE™ ROSE
3-4 ft ( Zone 5) Large yellow flowers in abundant clusters. Medium green disease resistant foliage. Everblooming from June until frost without deadheading. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.
Rosa ‘The Fairy’ THE FAIRY ROSE
24-30 in. (Zone 4) Numerous small charming pink flowers borne in clusters. Glossy green foliage and a mounding habit. Light fragrance. Everblooming. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.
Rosa rugosa RUGOSA ROSE
4-6 ft. (Zone 2) Single pink flowers against rich green disease resistant foliage. Recurrent bloomer. Large red fruit in fall. Salt tolerant. Own root hardy. Species rose calssification.
Salix caprea pendula WEEPING PUSSY WILLOW
(Zone 4) A handsome weeping form that can be used as a ground cover or trained on a standard to produce a small weeping tree. Top grafted form.
Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ HAKURU NISHIKI WILLOW
3-6 ft. (Zone 5) Also known as Dappled Willow, a Japanese cultivar with very striking variegated pink, white, and green leaves. Soil tolerant and will grow in wet areas. Plant in sun or partial shade. Excellent plant for smaller areas. Also great when planted in masses near water. Grown in shrub and top grafted forms.
Salix purpurea nana DWARF BLUE ARCTIC WILLOW
3-6 ft. (Zone 2) Silvery-green foliage on an upright, rounded plant. Excellent as a single specimen or as a dense, dwarf hedge.
Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’ (P.P.No. 12,305 CBRAF) BLACK BEAUTY™ ELDERBERRY
8-12 ft. (Zone 4) Very unique plant with black foliage that gets darker for summer and is highlighted in June with clusters of pink flowers.
Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ (P.P.No. 16,336) SEM FALSE SPIRAEA
Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor’ TOR SPIRAEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) A compact mounded plant with white flowers in mid to late spring. Rich green leaves turn yellow-gold, bronze, and red in the autumn.
Spiraea x bumalda ‘Crispa’ CRISP LEAF SPIRAEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Bright green leaves with toothed margins. Literally covered with bright pinkish-red flowers in late spring. Tolerant of most soils except very wet areas. Prefers full sun or part shade. Similar to S.x b. ‘Anthony Waterer’ and ‘Neon Flash’ but with crinkled leaves.
Spiraea x ‘Gold Mound’ GOLD MOUND SPIRAEA
18-24 in. (Zone 4) Dwarf bushy shrub with creamy yellow foliage. Pink flowers in late June and early July. Colorful accent plant used in rock gardens, foundation plantings, and small borders. Does best in full sun. Very similar to Limemound Spirea.
Spiraea japonica ‘Alpina’ ALPINE/DAPHNE SPIRAEA
18-24 in. (Zone 4) Very dwarf form of Spiraea which grows into a dense, well- formed mound. Pink flowers in late spring continue well into the summer. A must for the sunny rock garden.
Spiraea japonica ‘Galen’ (PPAF, CBRAF) DOUBLE PLAY® ARTIST SPIRAEA
Spiraea japonica ‘Lemon Princess’ LEMON PRINCESS SPIRAEA
Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’ LITTLE PRINCESS SPIRAEA
2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Beautiful Spiraea which grows into a dense, well-formed mound. Pink flowers in late spring continue well into the summer. Can be used in almost every landscape.
Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ MAGIC CARPET SPIRAEA
18-24 (Zone 3) New red shoots in spring that mature to bronze on light green foliage. Compact growth habit with deep pink flowers early summer. Looks like a dwarf form of Goldflame Spirea.
Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’ SHIROBANA SPIRAEA
24-30 in. (Zone 4) Excellent variety of spiraea. Both white and red flowers or partial white and red flowers on the same bush.
Spiraea ‘Neon Flash’ NEON FLASH SPIRAEA
3 ft. (Zone 4) Dense mounding shrub with purple new growth, turning to green. Flowers red, late spring through fall. Very similar to Anthony Waterer Spirea.
Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ SNOWMOUND SPIRAEA
3 ft. (Zone 4) Rounded shrub with stiff stems and bluish-green leaves that turn brilliant shades of red and orange in fall when in full sun. Stems are loaded with white flowers in late spring. Tolerant of soils except for very wet areas. Used in shrub borders, hedging, or in foundation plantings. Very hardy.
Spiraea thubergii ‘Ogon’ OGON SPIRAEA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) A bushy slender leafed shrub with a spreading growth habit. Leaves are yellow and fine textured. White flowers appear in early to mid spring. Great in mass or as an accent.
Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ RENAISSANCE SPIRAEA
5-7 ft. (Zone 3) Very popular garden shrub with a vase-shaped form and graceful arching branches. Green leaves and an abundance of white flowers in spring. Tolerant of most soils except wet areas. Plant in full sun or light shade. Used as a specimen or an informal hedge. Often called Bridalwreath Spirea.
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’ MOUNT BAKER LILAC
10-12 ft. (Zone 2) Profuse blooming hybrid lilac with pure white single fragrant flowers. Blooms slightly earlier than S vulgaris varieties. Foliage turns purplish color in fall.
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Pocahontas’ POCAHONTAS LILAC
10-12 ft. (Zone 2) Blooms slightly before S vulgaris varieties with an abundance of fragrant single dark purple flowers produced on large panicles.
Syringa meyeri ‘Palabin’ DWARF KOREAN LILAC
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Dwarf, compact shrub with a rounded habit. Glossy green leaves have a purplish-red edge. Beautiful fragrant flowers are purple in bud opening to a light lavender and appear in spring. Tolerant of soils and will grow in full to part sun. Resistant to mildew. A similar, but larger growing, pink flowering variety is Syringa ‘Bailbell’ (Tinkerbell Lilac). Grown as shrub and top grafted form.
Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’ MISS KIM LILAC
3-5 ft. (Zone 3) Hardy dwarf lilac from Korea. Compact growth habit with dark, glossy-green leaves turning burgundy-red in autumn. Late blooming pale lilac fragrant flowers. A similar pink flowering variety is Syringa ‘Bailbell’ (Tinkerbell Lilac).
Syringa x prestoniae ‘James Macfarlane’ JAMES MACFARLANE LILAC
8 ft. (Zone 2) Heavy blooming pink hybrid lilac. Blooms two weeks later than common lilac. Tolerates moist soil conditions better than vulgaris hybrids. Resistant to mildew.
Syringa vulgaris COMMON PURPLE LILAC
8-15 ft. (Zone 3) Light purple flowers appear in mid to late May. This is the “Old Fashioned” lilac having that unmistakable lilac fragrance.
Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Jolly’ CHARLES JOLLY FRENCH LILAC
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Double flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are double dark purplish-red and fragrant.
Syringa vulgaris ‘Ludwig Spaeth’ LUDWIG SPAETH FRENCH LILAC
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Single flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are reddish- purple and fragrant.
Syringa vulgaris ‘Madam Lemoine’ MADAM LEMOINE FRENCH LILAC
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Double-flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are double white and very showy.
Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ SENSATION FRENCH LILAC
8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Single flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are purplish-red with a white edge.
Tamarix ramosissima ‘Summer Glow’ SUMMER GLOW TAMARIX
8-10 ft. (Zone 2) A fast growing deciduous shrub with very fine feathery bluish green foliage. Large panicles of rosy-pink flowers appear in summer. Tolerant of salt and soil with low fertility. Prefers full or part sun.
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Varieties’ HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY
6-8 ft. (Zone 4) Popular ornamental fruit bearing shrub with glossy green leaves that turn bright red and orange in fall. White bell-shaped flowers appear in spring. Fruit is light-blue and very good to eat, ripens in mid-summer. Should be cross pollinated for best fruit production. Plant in sun to light shade.
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blue Crop’
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Duke’
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’
Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’ MOHAWK VIBURNUM
6 ft. (Zone 3) Dark red buds appear early on this compact rounded plant, thereby extending the ornamental period. Flowers are white with red blotch and have a strong, spicy fragrance.
Viburnum carlesi KOREAN SPICE VIBURNUM
Viburnum carlesi ‘Cayuga’ CAYUGA VIBURNUM
5 ft. (Zone 4) New, compact form with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers in spring.
Viburnum carlesi ‘Diana’ DIANA VIBURNUM
Viburnum dentatum ‘Synnesvedt’ CHICAGO LUSTRE™ ARROWWOOD
8-10 ft. (Zone 5) Dense rounded shrub with dark green leaves that turn yellow with maybe some red in fall. White flowers appear in spring and clusters of blue berries ripen in late summer or early fall. Very tolerant and adaptable to soil and light conditions.
Viburnum ferreri ‘Nanum’ DWARF FRAGRANT VIBURNUM
Viburnum x juddii JUDDI VIBURNUM
5 ft. (Zone 5) Cross between Viburnum carlesi and Viburnum bitchiuense. Fragrant flowers, dark green foliage, and compact growth habit make this an ideal Viburnum to use in foundation plantings and small borders.
Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’ MOHICAN VIBURNUM
6 ft. (Zone 4) Superior compact growth habit with heavy dark green foliage. Creamy-white flowers cover the plant in May. Orange-red fruit appears in late summer and is highly decorative until it ripens. Does well in sun or partial shade. Grown as shrub and top grafted forms.
Viburnum opulus compactum COMPACT EUROPEAN CRANBERRY VIBURNUM
5 ft. (Zone 3) White flowers in May. Red berries in late summer that often persist well into winter. Dark green foliage turns purple and crimson in fall. Grows well in sun or partial shade.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Newport’ NEWPORT DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM
4-5 ft. (Zone 4) A rounded, very compact growing plant. In spring, showy white flowers are borne upright on the plant in large snowball-like clusters. The small, quilted foliage is deep green and remains strong and attractive all summer.
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ MARIES DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM
9 ft. (Zone 4) Very elegant shrub with pure white flowers appearing on uppersides of horizontal branches in spring. Neat, dense growth habit.
Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey’s Compact’ BAILEY’S COMPACT CRANBERRY VIBURNUM
5-6 ft. (Zone 2) Compact form of the V. trilobum. Beautiful foliage which turns a deep red in fall. White flowers in spring.
Weigela ‘Bokrafive’ (PPAF) MERLOT ROSE WEIGELA
Weigela ‘Bokrashine’ SHINING SENSATION™ WEIGELA
Weigela florida ‘Brigela’ (PPAF) FRENCH LACE WEIGELA
4-5 ft. (Zone 4) Green foliage with yellow leaf margins make this a superior variegated variety. Dark red flowers add a spectacular display in the spring.
Weigela florida ‘Courtalor’ CARNAVAL WEIGELA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Tetraploid hybrid with simultaneous tricolor flowering of red, pink, and white.
Weigela florida ‘Dark Horse’ (P.P.No. 14,381) DARK HORSE WEIGELA
Weigela florida ‘Midnight Wine’ MIDNIGHT WINE WEIGELA
10-12 in. (Zone 4) True dwarf form of the popular Wine & Roses® Weigela. Pink flowers but darker purple foliage.
Weigela florida ‘Minuet’ MINUET WEIGELA
24-30 in. (Zone 4) A compact, rounded plant that has green foliage with a purple tint. Flowers are slightly fragrant displaying colors of red, lilac-purple, and yellow. Brilliant fall display with hues of red, yellow, and orange.
Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’ RED PRINCE WEIGELA
5-6 ft. (Zone 4) Upright grower when young but change to arching branching at maturity. The only Weigela that holds its red bloom color even at maturity. This plant tends to bloom in late summer particularly if spring bloom was sparse.
Weigela florida ‘Tango’ TANGO WEIGELA
Weigela florida ‘Kolmagira’ (P.P.No. 20,384) RAINBOW SENSATION™ WEIGELA
3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Soft pink flowers in May appear atop light green foliage to make this a bright addition to the landscape.
Weigela ‘Polka’ POLKA WEIGELA
3-5 ft. (Zone 3) Very hardy weigela with compact habit. Flowers are bright pink and bloom for an extremely long period.
Weigela ‘Wings of Fire’ (P.P.No. 21,920) WINGS OF FIRE WEIGELA
3 ft. (Zone 4) Green foliage that turns red in the fall. Lavender-pink flowers.
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