Asian in origin, old fashioned weigela is a tough and easy to grow deciduous shrub. Its blooms are colorful, attract pollinators in droves.This medium size deciduous shrub from eastern Asia has arching branches and develops a fountain-like habit when left undisturbed. It has elliptical, medium green leaves that offer little to no fall color. A prof..
It is a small, slow-growing tree, to 1,5-2,4 m tall and 0.5 m trunk diameter. The foliage forms in flat sprays with scale-like leaves 2-4 mm long. The cones are 15-25 mm long, green ripening brown in about 8 months from pollination, and have 6-12 thick scales arranged in opposite pairs.The common name 'arborvitae' is from Latin, 'tree of life', and..
This large deciduous shrub from the southeastern United States takes center stage in fall and winter, when masses of bright berries adorn its upright gray branches. Clusters of small white flowers appear along the branches in mid-spring, not long after the bluntly toothed, shiny, medium-green leaves emerge. Male and female flowers occur on separate..
Common privet is a spreading, deciduous shrub native to Europe and North Africa. It has narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves held on stiff, erect branches. The leaves turn a dull purple in fall. The shrub has many branches arising from ground level. The odiferous flowers are produced midsummer in pyramidal-shaped, branched heads at the ends of t..
A tree with a spreading oval to round crown. It can attain a height and spread of approx. 25 30 m. It has a smooth bark which is grey in colour. The leaves unfold deep red and darken in colour to intense brown red (purple). Leaves change to wonderful bronze hues in the autumn and generally remain until the new growth arrives in the spring. Very sui..
Tatarian dogwood is broad, bushy shrub with upright to arching branches. This native of northern China, Siberia and Korea is very hardy in the northern part of its range but may suffer from leaf scorch in its southernmost range if planted in full sun. Its most ornamental characteristic is its red-green stems that turn blood red in winter. In the su..
This ornamental all year long hardy and vigorous ninebark is popular for its rich dark purple leaves that turn red and bronze tones in fall. It also offers clusters of beautiful ivory flowers that contrast nicely with the leaves.Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This tough native of the e..
It is an upright broadleaf evergreen shrub from China and Japan. It is likened to bamboo in habit and appearance but is actually related to barberry.Popular and widely planted in the south, this clump-forming plant produces open cane-like branches topped with airy compound leaves that are blue-green in color and leathery in texture. Leaves are ofte..
Clean and floated seedsThe showy, colorful fall fruits of scarlet firethorn can’t be beat. This thorny, evergreen shrub is native to southeastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus region. It can become quite large and can develop a broad rounded, upright or spreading habit at maturity.The evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves of firethorn are small, glo..
Hardy and reliable, arrowwood is a useful medium-sized to large deciduous shrub that is amenable to many growing conditions and soil types. This native of the eastern United States has straight upright stems, a rounded habit, and distinctive dark green, coarsely toothed leaves that turn shades of yellow, burgundy or purple-red in fall. In late spri..
Numerous common names exist for the Appalachian tea tree, one of northeastern North America's most ornamental native shrubs. Not only are the white flower clusters pretty in spring, but the ensuing berry clusters and fall foliage ranges in numerous colors. This viburnum's silhouette is upright but spreading, forming a rounded outline.Newly emerging..
Renowned for its toughness, its tolerance of alkaline soils, and its colorful summer fruits, this large coarse deciduous shrub from Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa is also known as a parent of the popular hybrid Viburnum × rhytidophylloides. Its sparse upright stems bear leathery wrinkled oval leaves that are dark grayish-green with fuzzy..
Native to northwestern North America, western red cedar is a broadly pyramidal evergreen tree with slender drooping branches. It has feathery flat sprays of dark green, scale-like leaves which emit a fruity odor when bruised. They become bronze-tinged in cold weather. Older plants have ornamental shredding red-brown bark. The small tan female cones..