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A yard without shrubs is like a kitchen without appliances. Here's what these hard-working plants can do for your yard:
 
  • Screen unwanted sights. Choose shrubs that maintain dense foliage from top to bottom, and plant them close enough so the leaves of adjacent  plants will overlap slightly at maturity.
  • Unify the space. Place shrubs as intermediaries to create a smooth transition from large elements, such as the house and trees, to low-lying elements, including lawn and flowers.
  • Direct traffic. Define open space and direct people and pets where you want them by planting shrubs in key positions, such as near property lines and pathways.
  • Act as a ground cover. Mass low-growing shrubs, like dwarf summersweet, to create a ground cover that's more interesting and less work than lawn.
  • Save space.When space is tight and a tree won't fit, create a focal point with a single showy shrub, such as Magic Berry.
  • Provide long-lasting interest. Choose shrubs that look attractive for more than one season, such as oakleaf hydrangea, with its summer flowers, fall colour, and handsome bark.
 
 
 
Shrubs
 
Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala) 'Autumn Flame'
                                                                                          $Price                 Availability
 
         3 year seedling                                                            20.00                      30     
             
 
I loved the Amur maple as it looks a lot like a Japanese Maple. So much so we added it to our own garden. The Amur has the ability to function as a shrub or small tree. With the most beautiful of all fall colours. You can definitley find a place to plant this on your lawn or garden!
 
This little tree is a very very hardy one.
 
The specimen to the right is a nice shrub on our lawn. All new growth is red and in the fall the tree is a beautiful flame red. 

Summary

Foliage: has scarlet/red fall coloring.
Height: 8-20ft
Form: spreads wide
Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: slow (yet branches out fast...so can become a shrub rather fast)
Flowers: May-Panicle of fragrant white flowers in spring;
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
 
 
  
 
Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) 'Profusion'
                                                                                          $Price                 Availability    NEW!!
            shrub                              1gal                                                  20.00                    12
As its name implies, this garden shrub is grown primarily for its unusual and highly attractive shiny violet fruit, also pretty lavender-pink flowers; bushy and arching habit of growth, can be pruned back to the ground in spring as it blooms on new wood.
Japanese Beautyberry has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. It has lavender trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches in mid summer, which are interesting on close inspection. It features an abundance of magnificent violet berries from mid to late fall. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foliage: green with fall purple colour.
Height: 6ft
Width: 6ft
Form: spreads wide, may need pruning
Growth Rate: FAST
Flowers: May-lavender-pink flowers;
Fruit: highly attractive shiny violet fruit
Plant Needs
Zone: 5b-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: Worth trying for the berries alone...a winter interest.
 
 

 
Quince
 
      Japanese flowering quince (Chaenomeles Japonica)
 
                                                                                             $Price                 Availability
            shrub       2gal                                                                            35.00                         10             
 
It has a spreading habit, though of relatively small stature. The spiny branches host flowers in orange, coral and red, then glossy leaves, and later in the summer and autumn, pale yellow fruits flushed with rose. This is a very attractive deciduous flowering shrub with a spreading and rounded habit. Leaves are glossy, ovate, and medium green up to 2-1/2 inches long. Clusters of white, pink, orange, scarlet, or crimson cup shaped flowers 1 to 2 inches across, are borne on spiny branches. Very nice for a shrub border or espalliered to wall. Cut branches with swollen flower buds may be forced indoors, making a welcomed winter flower arrangement. To prune, remove only crossing, diseased or broken branches. Flowering quince should never be sheared. Can and does flower twice!
 
 
 
Foliage: green .
Height: 6ft
Width: 5ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: April-May-deep red flowers with some being dark orange
Fruit: edible- fall-great for preserves/jams/jellies-pies
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: One of the most beautiful shrubs I know of.
 
 
 

 
      Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles Sup. ) ' TEXAS SCARLET'
                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
             shrub                  2 gal                                                                  25.00                           0               New!!!!
 
One look at ‘Texas Scarlet’ flowering quince in bloom and most gardeners are instantly sold. Though the display only lasts a week or two in early spring, the sight of the tomato-red flowers is unforgettable. During the rest of the season, ‘Texas Scarlet’ remains a wave of glossy green leaves that reaches 2 to 3 feet tall in the toughest of conditions.

Noteworthy characteristics: Compact and spreading. Many tomato-red flowers. Great plant for slopes. Green fruit, ripening to yellow, is edible when cooked.
 
 
 
 
 
Foliage: green .
Height: 3ft
Width: 3ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: April-May-deep red flowers with some being dark orange
Fruit: edible- fall-great for preserves/jams/jellies-pies
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-9
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: Everyone loves this perfect sized shrub!
 
 
 

 
 
Dogwood
 
 
A small flowering tree for an intimate garden!
 
 

 
Aka Tsuki dogwood (Cornus kousa "Aka Tsuki" )
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
tree              3gal                                                                                                                  40.00                              n/a
 

Rarely available; selected as a sport branch on 'Satomi' at Shibamichi Nursery in Japan. It has white-variegated foliage similar to 'Wolf Eyes', but the flower bracts are irregularly specked with pink. 
 
Each season brings new beauty to Akatsuki, a C. kousa cultivar whose name means "red moon." This slow-growing, delightful little Dogwood charms with variegated foliage, bicolor blooms, and rich fall foliage -- all on a neat vase-shaped habit! If you're looking for the perfect specimen for sun to part shade, you have just found it!
 
 
 
Foliage: Crimson fall foliage.
Height: 8-10ft
Width: 8-10ft
Growth Rate:  fast
Flowers: Multi-Color, Pink, Rose, White
Bloom: early spring
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun/part shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: rare

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Silver Leaf dogwood (Cornus alba )
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
shrub              3gal                                                                                                                  20.00                              4
 
The silver leaf dogwood also known as red twig dogwood or (Cornus Alba) is a flowering shrub that will certainly give you your monies worth as it is attractive throughout the year. During the spring/summer it is the attractive foliage that catches the eye. The leaves are greyish green with irregular creamy white margins that in the fall are accented with pink.
It is a good plant to brighten up a darker area in the yard. In early summer there are flat clusters of white blooms and in the fall there are berries that attract the birds for winter feeding. It is in the winter when this bush stands out especially against the white snow because of its long bright red stems. The stems can also be used for arrangements.
 
 
 
 
Foliage: verigated -green and white margins with pink!
Stems: blood red- amazing in winter
Height: 8ft
Width: 8ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: June-beautiful white
Plant Needs
Zone: 2-9
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: A great choice all around...great for protection against soil erosion, colour, flowers, stems, a tall shrub to hide yourself from your neighbours!
Mine for sale are all 3 ft mult branched like in the picture above....3gallon ones!
 
 
 

 
 
Flowering dogwood (Cornus Florida)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
tree                              1-2gal                                                                                          15.00                                n/a
 
Flowering dogwoods are modestly sized deciduous trees that are the best known as harbingers of spring. The striking beauty of this very recognizable tree gets the attention of homeowners and landscapers. Flowering dogwoods (Cornus florida) are available in many sizes, colours, and shapes. The flowers appear on the trees in early spring. While this tree is a beautiful landscape plant it is also an important wildlife tree. Squirrels andsome 28 bird species eat the fruit. Properly located dogwood trees can live up to 80 years of age.
 
Flowering Dogwood, bearing the scientific name "cornus florida," has become America's most popular ornamental tree. Native to North America, the Latin "cornus florida" translates to "flowering horn." The showy tree is preferred among homeowners and landscapers for its multi-seasonal interest and ability to attract wildlife. Through the process of propagation, a variety of cultivars have been introduced, offering subspecies in differing heights and flower colour.
The Flowering Dogwood is easily identifiable in the spring when brilliant flowers of white, pink or red cover the canopy. Clustering, bright red fruits first appear in late spring and continue ripening through late summer, turning glossy by the winter months. Deciduous green foliage turns dark scarlet and purple in the fall. The crimson winter bark and twigs add interest to the landscape.
 
Foliage: green- scarlet in fall!
Stems: crimson- amazing in winter
Height: 15ft
Width: 15ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: May-usually beautiful white and sometimes pinkish
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: One of the most popular tree/shrubs....interesting in all seasons because of its showy spring flowers, red berries, consistent fall colour, and branching habit.
 
 
 
Pagoda dogwood (Cornus Alternafolia "Pagoda")
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
tree                              1 gal                                                                                                20.00                                4

Pagoda dogwood may sound like it hails from the Orient, but it is actually a denizen of our own woodlands. Its name is derived from its distinctively horizontally-tiered branching habit, reminiscent of the ascending tiers of a Japanese pagoda. It also boasts very attractive clusters of white flowers in spring held above the leaves, showy blue berries and rich purple fall colour, but the architectural impact of this small tree is simply outstanding and is reason alone to use this plant.

With its rather compact size and refined habit, pagoda dogwood is a truly versatile landscape ornamental. Its strongly horizontal lines balance sharply upright forms extremely well, and can make taller structures and walls appear lower. Because it looks "oriental", it is a staple for Japanese-style gardens in the North. The showy flowers, fruit and fall colours are all just icing on the cake in the right location.

We love this little tree.  It is native and grows in our woods.  It would look amazing by a pond or in a Japanese-style garden. In growing zones cooler than 5a it may be one of the better choices for a Japanese style look.
 
 
 
 
  
Foliage: crimson and orange and yellow in fall!
Stems: checkerboard brown
Height: 20ft
Width: 25ft
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: late April - beautiful white
Plant Needs
Zone: 3-7
Light: sun to full shade
Soil Type: all types-prefers acidic
Comments: One of the most popular japanese style dogwoods -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Pink Flowering dogwood (Cornus Florida)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
tree                              3 gal multi-stem                                                                   25.00                                sold out
 
This Elegant pink dogwood starts blooming when only 4-6' tall. Produces masses of fragrant, deep pink flowers even before the branches leaf out! Holds color for 3 or 4 weeks. It blooms in late April through crimson in autumn. Bears shiny red berries in late summer. These make a tasty snack for passing songbirds. This charming compact tree grows 20-30' tall. The Elegant Pink Dogwood has slender arching branches with dark checkerboard bark. It is easy to grow and will thrive in almost any soil. Grows well even in the shade of larger trees.
 
A must for small yards or intimate gardens!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foliage: crimson in fall!
Stems: checkerboard brown
Height: 25ft
Width: 25-30ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: late April - beautiful deep pink
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: One of the most popular tree/shrubs....interesting in all seasons because of its showy spring flowers, red berries, consistent fall colour, and branching habit.
 
 
 
 

Japanese dogwood (Cornus Kousa Chinensis)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
shrub                              1-2gal                                                                                          15.00                                n/a
shrub                              multi-stem 5gal                                                                        65.00                                  n/a
 
The tree is extremely showy when in bloom, but what appear to be four petaled white flowers are actually bracts spread open below the cluster of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. The blossoms appear in late spring, weeks after the tree leafs out. The Kousa dogwood is sometimes also called "Chinese dogwood", Korean Dogwood, or Japanese dogwood.
 
The kousa dogwood can be distinguished from the closely related flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) of eastern North America by its more upright habit, flowering about a month later, and having pointed rather than rounded flower bracts.
 
The fruit is a globose pink to red compound berry 2–3 cm in diameter, though these berries tend to grow larger towards the end of the season and some berry clusters that do not fall from the tree surpass 4 cm. It is edible, a sweet and delicious addition to the tree's ornamental value. The fruit is sometimes used for making wine.
 
 
 
 
 
Foliage: green- scarlet in fall!
Stems: crimson- amazing in winter
Height: 20ft
Width: 15ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: May-beautiful white
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: One of the most popular tree/shrubs....interesting in all seasons because of its showy spring flowers, red berries, consistent fall colour, and branching habit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cornelian Cherry dogwood (Cornus Mas)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
shrub                              1-2gal                                                                                          15.00                                n/a
 
Cornus Mas, also called “Cornelian Cherry” are fantastic small edible, ornamental trees. They are beautiful in all seasons, covered with yellow flowers in the spring before the leaves appear, flavorful summer fruit and red and yellow fall foliage. Trees appreciate soil with high organic content and full sun where summers are cooler. They also thrive in partly shady areas under large trees.  The trees grow to only 15’ tall.
 
 
 
        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        
                                                                                                                                                                                 "cc-by Philipp Weigell"
Foliage: green fall.
Stems: mottled bark
Height: 15ft
Width: 15ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: May-beautiful white
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: Mottled bark, star stopping yellow flowers in spring, feeds birds in  summer.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Rosy Teacups dogwood (Cornus K. Rosy Teacups)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
tree                              3gal                                                                                         50.00                                n/a
Another very fine hybrid from Dr. Orton, this kousa nuttallii hybrid has stunning pink-red blossoms. this is superior to any reds on the market. A well branched and free flowering tree, it is disease resistant, hardy and has great red fall colour.
 
This pink wonder will warm up any landscape with its rosy pink blooms in late spring and burnished red leaves in fall. Find a place for it in the middle of your yard or along a driveway or path, and it will reward you with years of carmine colours! It even produces red-orange ornamental fruit through the summer.  
 
 
Foliage: Medium Green, Pink, Rose

Height: 20-25ft
Width: 20-25ft
Growth Rate: fast growing
Flowers: dark pink -rose
Plant Needs
Zone: 5b-8
Light: sun/partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: highly recommended

 
 


Satomi dogwood (Cornus K. Satomi)
                                                                                                                                      $Price                 Availability
tree                             3gal                   2-3'                                                                  50.00                               8


Best known of the pink C. kousa dogwood selections. Flowers are a rich variety of muted pinks. Leaves also tinted with a bit of maroon, adding summer-long interest. 
 
 
A truly beautiful specimen tree for the home landscape, with large, showy deep pink flowers in spring and a strongly horizontal habit of growth.
 
 
Foliage: green
Height: 10-15ft
Width: 10-15ft
Growth Rate: medium fast
Flowers: pink
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun/partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: The perfect small ornamental tree.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
Wolf Eyes Japanese dogwood (Cornus K. Wolf Eyes)
                                                                                                                                           $Price                 Availability
shrub                              7 gal                                                                                        115.00                              sold out
 
Eye-catching gray-green leaves are accented with ivory along wavy margins, making this dogwood a beautiful specimen. Autumn leaves fade into a pink-red hue. Star-shaped white flowers are followed by bright-red berries. Deciduous.
 
Wolf Eyes Cornus kousa flowers in late spring to early summer, for a period as long as 6 weeks. The credit for the white "floral" show, though, goes not to the actual flowers, but rather to "bracts" (which, to the observer not thinking in botanical terms, look like petals). The berry that succeeds flowering is raspberry-like in appearance. Foliage is variegated. In autumn, the leaves develop streaks ranging in color from pink to red. The form is spreading, with multiple branches; at maturity, Wolf Eyes reaches 10 feet in height with a slightly greater spread. Older trees often develop mottled bark.
 
Like other types of Cornus kousa, Wolf Eyes blooms later in the spring than does flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) -- an important factor to consider if you're trying to stagger bloom periods in your landscaping so as to improve year round interest (this is a 4-season tree). Since it stays short, use Wolf Eyes Cornus kousa as the understory element in a loose privacy screen of trees and shrubs on a border. Its variegated leaves also make this Chinese dogwood a legitimate specimen tree. A slow growing tree that stays compact, Wolf Eyes Cornus kousa is a better choice than most trees for planting in foundation beds.
 
 
Foliage: variegated foliage (white margin, light green interior)
Height: 10ft
Width: 15ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: slow-medium
Flowers: white
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: A must for any garden.
 
 
 
 

Golden Spirit Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
shrub            2gal                                                                                                                  35.00                          20                 
 
Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' is a unique form of the 'Smoke Bush' which forms a medium sized shrub of a broadly upright habit. The round leaves are a brilliant golden yellow throughout the summer and are accompanied by the usual plumes of smoke-like flowers that other varieties of the species show. It also features the vivid autumnal colours of coral, orange and red. It prefers a well drained soil in full or part sun and should reach 2.5m x 2m in about 10 years. The leaves do NOT scorch in direct sunlight unless exceptionally dry conditions prevail, in fact the leaves go more golden and translucent the more sun it receives.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Foliage: golden yellow 
Fall Foliage: coral, red and orange in fall!
Height: 7ft
Width: 6ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: plumes of smoke like flowers in June-July
Plant Needs
Zone: 4-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: Great shrub!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Purple Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria v. royal purple)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
shrub            2gal                                                                                                                   35.00                          5
 
Make a big impact in your landscape from spring to fall with the colourful foliage of a purple smoke tree/bush. Grown as a large shrub or small tree, the plant offers oval leaves in shades of rich purple, gold, or green through the gardening season. Come fall, they turn festive shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Smoke tree gets its common name from the frothy, fluffy buff-pink summertime bloom clusters. It's a reliable performer in the garden, holding up well in hot, dry conditions once the plant is established.        
 
We have one!
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Foliage: purple
Fall Foliage: purple to gold to yellow
Height: 10ft
Width: 13ft
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: plumes of smoke like flowers in June-July
Plant Needs
Zone: 5-8
Light: sun
Soil Type:can handle dry soil
Comments: Great shrub or small tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Cotoneaster
 
Coral Beauty (Cotoneaster x suecicus)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
shrub            2gal                                                                                                                   25.00                          n/a              
One of the best low spreading groundcovers, featuring white flowers in spring and showy coral pink fruit in fall; evergreen leaves require adequate snow cover or protection from winter sun and wind in exposed locations.
 
Coral Beauty Cotoneaster has dark green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It features tiny white flowers along the branches in late spring. It features an abundance of magnificent coral pink berries from late summer to late fall.
 
 
One of the most beautiful shrubs in the fall. It displays oranges and reds and yellows all over....just beautiful.
 
 
 
 
 
Foliage: green- oranges and brick red in fall!
Height: 1.5ft
Width: 5ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: May-white
fruit: pink-red fruit (wildlife)
Plant Needs
Zone: 5b-8
Light: sun to partial shade
Soil Type: all types
Comments: I just love this little groundcover cotoneaster.
 

 
 
Hedge Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster x lucidus)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability     NEW!!
shrub            3gal                                                                                                                   20.00                          3                
 
Hedge Cotoneaster, 'Cotoneaster lucidus', is an upright shrub that withstands pruning well, and it makes an excellent hedge because of its height and clean, glossy foliage. The small pink flowers in spring are followed by small black fruit in late summer. The dark green foliage turns yellow to red in the fall. It likes full sun; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate dryness; is wind tolerant; tolerates alkaline soil, and somewhat tolerant of salt. Hedge Contoneaster's excellent dense screen is good for hedges, bank covers, groupings, and wildlife habitat or shelterbelt filler. The birds appreciate the bright red fruits, turning deep red/black in autumn.
 
 
 
 
Foliage: green- oranges and brick red in fall!
Height: 8-10ft
Width: 4-5ft..easily pruned anytime
Growth Rate: medium
Flowers: May-pink
fruit:red-black fruit (wildlife)
Plant Needs
Zone: 2-6
Light: full sun
Soil Type: all types
Comments:great for hedges and as a specimen!
 
 
 
 

 
Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus and 'Compactus'’)
                                                                                                                                                             $Price                 Availability
            shrub            1gal           compactus                                                        15.00                  1
                             
 
This shrub is one of the great beauties of the autumn season. It is distinguished by vibrant scarlet foliage and small red-orange fruit in the fall as well as unusual corky "wings" which flare out along its branches. It is effective used in mass plantings, in a shrub border, as an accent plant or as a neat attractive hedge.  "Compactus" (shown here) grows to only 6-10 feet. This is a shrub that is best left unpruned although it can be pruned if you have space issues. It is not fussy about soil requirements (except for excessive wet areas) and there are no significant pest problems. It also transplants very easily. It is truly a maintenance free shrub.
 
Everyone should have one come autumn, otherwise you will wishing you had one!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mature Height: 6-10 ft. for 'Compactus' (regular can get to 15')
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Average, well-drained
Light Requirements: Sun/partial shade
Foliage: Medium green 1" to 3" in. long leaves, turning to vibrant red in the fall
Flower/Fruit: Small orange-red seeds in the fall
Pruning: No pruning is necessary! The most attractive shrubs are those that have not been pruned or sheared. except for cutting out older branches immediately following blooms. It can be cut to the ground following bloom time if you feel that it needs renewal.
Hardiness to at least Zone 4
 
 

Seven Sons Tree (Heptacodium miconioides)

                                                     Price $    Availibility

Shrub    3gal                     2-3'      HUGE             35.00             23                NEW

 
You’ve probably never heard of this small tree.  After one glance, you may want to hear more, because come late summer time it is a standout in the landscape.  Loaded with fragrant white flowers in late summer, then deep rose-colored calyxes in autumn, and finally an interesting exfoliating bark in winter, it is a fantastic replacement for more invasive but temptingly bright bushes like Burning Bush (Euyonymus alata).
Heptacodium miconioides was found by plant collector E. H. Wilson in 1907, on an expedition to Hupei, China.  Arnold Arboretum botanists recorded the find, however it was not brought into cultivation until after 1980.  Pest resistant, fast growing, and salt tolerant  it is quickly becoming a favorite landscape accent specimen, growing to about 20 feet tall; it prefers a sunny to part-sunny location and is hardy in USDA zones 5-9. 
I was talked into getting some of these specimens and to tell you the truth am not at all disappointed...in fact I have a tree and large bush form on my property!
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Summary
Light Requirement:  Full Sun -partial shade
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  10-25 feet
Flower:  creamy-white and many in late Sept followed by pinkish-red calyxes in late Oct
Form:  Rounded.
Growth Rate: fast
Recently introduced from China, Heptacodium has become the rage. A large arching shrub or small tree, with glossy dark green leaves, exfoliating bark, and fragrant creamy-white late summer flowers. Its best attribute is its persistent, showy, reddish-pink sepals that are quite the show from October through November.
 
 
 
 

 
Miniglobe Honeysuckle (Miniglobe' Lonicera xylosteum)
                                                                                                                                                             $Price                 Availability                NEW!!
            shrub            3gal                                                                                     25.00                 2
 
 
 
 
A tidy, ball-shaped and mounded shrub which features diminutive yellow flowers in spring and red berries in fall; excellent choice for use in groups or as a natural hedge because of its consistent shape; easy to grow and very adaptable, extremely hardy.
 
Miniglobe Honeysuckle has green foliage throughout the season. It features subtle creamy white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It produces red berries from early to mid summer.
 
 
It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard.
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3
Height:  3'
Width: 4'
Shape: rounded
Light Requirement: full sun or partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: green  
Flowers: early spring ...beautiful yellow ! Followed by red berries in fall.
Comments: Great choice for small hedge or little bush that attracts butterflies.




 

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina Domestica)

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Shrub     1 gal                     2-3'                        15.00               n/a

Yellow-white flowers appear in late spring, followed by prolific berries that ripen from green to bright-red or purple in fall. The elegant foliage turns fiery red in fall. There are low, ground-hugging Nandina varieties; medium-sized shrubs for mid-border; and tall, bushy types for the back of the border.

 Not Bamboo!    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 6b
Height:  3-6'
Width: 3-6'
Shape: rounded
Light Requirement: full sun or partial shade
Spring/summer/fall foliage: green  - fiery red foliage
Flowers: early spring ...beautiful white-yellow ! Followed by red-purple berries in fall.
Comments: Great choice for specimen.

 
 

Rose Glow Barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’)
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            shrub            2gal                                                                                     35.00                  n/a
 
Japanese barberries may be the most versatile of all landscape plants, at home in the garden, in hedges, against a foundation, as a barrier or as a dense shrubby groundcover for large areas. They are compact shrubs that grow with an attractive branching habit. Their smaller spatula-shaped leaves are distinctive, they have very showy red fruits which hang from the delicate branches, and almost all varieties have brilliant fall colours that set the standard for autumn landscape shrubs. In short, they have something to offer in every season.
While the list of landscape platitudes owed to barberries is extensive, one of their most stunning attributes by far is the amazing diversity of foliage colours. Japanese barberries come in varieties with foliage colors ranging from crimson, burgundy and deep purple to soft yellow, bright gold and even orange, besides more than one distinctive shade of green. The colours develop in spring and hold extremely well right through to fall, when they are replaced by even more shocking fall variations before the shrubs finally retire for the winter.
 'Rose Glow', a shocking introduction from Holland. Not only does this variety have rich dark purple foliage all season long, but the new foliage is variegated in a mottled pattern of creamy white and pastel pink. The combination is nothing short of incredible and is almost as visually potent as the flowering performance of the finest roses. Add this to its scalding hot red fall color, brilliant red berries, restrained habit and fine branching, and you have one of the showiest landscape shrubs available!
 
Hardiness: Zone 5b
Height:  3-5'
Width: 4-6'
Shape: rounded
Light Requirement: full sun or partial shade-best colour in full sun
Spring/summer foliage: rosey purple
Flowers: small white flowers in early spring
Comments: Great choice for colour and low maintence.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Mango Tango Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa Mango Tango )
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            shrub            1gal                                                                                     15.00                  3
 
 
Orange Whisper Potentilla, has striking and unusual bicolor flowers with petals of orange-red radiating to yellow, blooming all summer long above the bright green summer foliage. The plant has a tidy form and attains a mature height and width of approximately 2 feet. It is suited to a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It is a slow to medium growing plant developing into a compact and dwarf shrub. Potentilla is a deciduous shrub that does best in full sun and will flower all summer if trimmed in late June or July, along with fertilizer and water. Its great as foundation plantings, in borders or alone in smaller landscapes. The flowers show an intensity of red during the cooler weather. You can plant it with the assurance that it will live. It requires little, if no care once established. It is compact and free flowering.
 
 
Excellent disease resistance and continuous flowering from spring till first frost. Eye catching patio plant, easily containerized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 2b
Height:  2'
Width: 2'
Shape: rounded
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: forest green  
Flowers: early spring ...beautiful yellow with orange heart....stunning!
Comments: If you are prone to killing your flowering shrubs....this one practically takes care of itself...
 
 
 
 
 

Pink Beauty Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa Pink Beauty)
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            shrub            2gal                                                                                     15.00                 3
 
Considered one of the finest selections, this compact shrub bears showy pink flowers from June until frost over fine textured dusty green foliage; hardy, tough and adaptable to all conditions, flower colour is best with afternoon shade, dislikes wet soils.
 
Pink Beauty Potentilla has pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The small ferny compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 2b
Height:  2'
Width: 2'
Shape: rounded
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: forest green  
Flowers: early spring thru to fall ...beautiful pink....stunning!
Comments: If you are prone to killing your flowering shrubs....this one practically takes care of itself...
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Northern Golden Forsythia (Forsythia 'Northern Gold')
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            shrub            3gal                                                                                     25.00                  1                 
 
This shrub is the undisputed harbinger of spring, with prolific yellow flowers smothering the branches in early spring ahead of the leaves, fades into the background the rest of the year; a vigorous cultivar, probably the hardiest variety available.
 
Northern Gold Forsythia is covered in stunning gold bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3
Height:  8'
Width: 7'
Shape: upright and spreading
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: forest green  
Flowers: early spring ...beautiful yellow....stunning!
Comments: most peeps have one somewhere!
 
 
 

 
 
Red Prince Weigela (Weigela florida "Red Prince")
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            shrub            2gal                                                                                     35.00                 3        
 
An outstanding spring-flowering shrub, absolutely smothered in bright red trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds like magnets; settles into the background the rest of the year, somewhat coarse and open in habit, good for general garden use.
 
Red Prince Weigela is draped in stunning clusters of red trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 4
Height:  5-6'
Width: 5-6'
Shape:  spreading
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: forest green  
Flowers: late spring -early summer...beautiful red....stunning!
Comments: Honestly I love them.....and so do the hummingbirds!
 
 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
Holly 
 
Blue Prince and Blue Princess combo pack
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shrubs                                          5gal                                                                                    25.00                                 n/a                 
 
Holly - Blue Princess, Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess', is a broad, upright, evergreen shrub which eventually matures to 10' to 15' tall by 8' to 10' wide. It features dark purplish stems and glossy, blue-green leaves that have spiny-toothed margins. Tiny, whitish flowers appear in spring and are relatively inconspicuous. Fertilized female flowers give way to abundant, dark red fruit which persists throughout the winter. 'Blue Prince' and 'Blue Princess' need to be planted near each other in order to produce fruit; one 'Blue Prince' will pollinate many female hollies. Blue Princess makes a fantastic, thick hedge, growing to a maximum height of about 15', but can easily be pruned to a lower height. It needs good drainage and a rich, acid soil. Hollies are good companions for rhododendrons and azaleas, and they accept sun or partial shade. Some protection from winter winds and bright winter sun is preferred. Hollies cheer every winter landscape with their dark green leaves and bright red berries. They are truly plants with year-round interest: blooms in the spring, berries in fall, and structure in winter. These plants display vibrantly colored textures in a variety of shapes and can be used as foundation plantings or massed in the shrub border.
  
 
Hardiness: Zone 5a 
Height:  10-15ft
Width: 8-10ft 
Shape: mounding
Growth: medium           
Light Requirement: full shade, partial shade
Spring/summer/fall foliage: dark blue-green  
Flowers: white
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.
 
 

 
 
Hydrangea
 
Amythest   (Hydrangea que. 'Amethyst')
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shrub                                          2gal                                                                25.00                                  n/a
 
Conical 6-inch long inflorescences are initially white, but quickly age to wine-red. Foliage adds interesting texture to the landscape and turns deep burgundy red in fall. A low maintenance, easy to grow shrub. Ideal as a specimen or accent. Deciduous.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 5a 
Height:  5ft
Width: 5ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement:  partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: white conical flowers in summer- turn burgundy red in fall 
Soil: moist
Comments: An excellent choice. Flowers from summer thru fall
 
 

 
Abetwo (hydrangea ‘abetwo’)aka Incrediball
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shrub                                          2gal                                                                                    35.00                                    1   

Plant Patent Applied For. CBRAF. Cultivar name: 'Abetwo'. Your eyes do not deceive you -- the flowers really are more than a foot long and perfectly round on this stunning new Hydrangea! A new selection of a native species, this is without a doubt the largest-flowered mophead type in the world, its blooms approaching the size of beachballs!

Incrediball® arose, like so many great inventions, as an accident -- it was part of a breeding program designed to improve the stem strength of Hydrangea, so that the blooms would stand up rather than flopping. Well, it worked -- but who could have imagined the blooms would emerge so enormous and so packed with florets? It is descended from  Hydrangea 'Annabelle', a beloved favorite for decades, but each of Incrediball's® flowerheads contains 4 TIMES THE NUMBER OF BLOOMS as 'Annabelle's. It's simply amazing.

The blooms open a very pale shade of green to cream, maturing to pure white. Like most Hydrangea, they begin blooming when the warm summer weather arrives, and continue all season, often generously extending into fall. Cut the blooms for fresh or dried arrangements; they last for months indoors, their petals acquiring a lovely papery texture.







Hardiness: Zone 3a 
Height:  4ft
Width: 5ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement: full shade, partial shade, full sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: Big mophead blooms mid-late summer
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.



Annabelle (hydrangea ‘annabelle’)
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shrub                                          2gal                                                                                    35.00                                    2
      
Annabelle is a stunning white hydrangea, often producing heads over 10" in diameter.  Annabelle blooms every year even after severe pruning or intensely cold winters. The huge, white "drumstick" blooms appear in profusion without fail.
Some people plant 'Annabelle' as a hedge since it can be cut back severely in the winter for a tidy effect.
Extremely cold hardy!
Annabelle Hydrangea features bold balls of white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The smooth green bark is not particularly outstanding. I love it and have one in my garden.
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3a 
Height:  4ft
Width: 5ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement: full shade, partial shade, full sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: Big mophead blooms mid-late summer
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.

Miranda  (Hydrangea ‘Miranda’)
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shrub                                          1gal                                                                                    15.00                                    n/a
 
      
With unmatched delicacy, these exquisite inflorescences are defined by loosely spaced sepals wreathing around several separate, distinctive clusters of light blue, centrally arranged fertile flowers. The lacy, long lasting drama unfolds in varying shades from soft blue and mauve to nearly white to pale pink, sometimes donning streaks and swathes of different colors, depending upon the pH. Yellow-tinged green foliage attires this small-sized Hydrangea, and come autumn tints of claret warm the margins, veins and eventually the entire leaf.
 
A seedling selected by M. Haworth-Booth, ‘Miranda’s diminutive profile can be spotlighted in a patio vessel or anywhere its elegance is easily appreciated.
 
Blooms July–September.
Hardiness: Zone 5b 
Height:  4ft
Width: 4ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement:partial shade, full sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: lace head blooms mid-late summer
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.
 

 
Grandiflora (hydrangea ‘Grandiflora’) 
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shrub                                        20.00                              3                 
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (PG hydrangea) and Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’ are reliable flowering shrubs for a cold climate. They have lavish, showy flowers with an extended blooming time compared to many shrubs. Their tolerance of part shade is an additional bonus.
 
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (PG hydrangea) is a lovely shrub that is very eye catching when in bloom. It has a fairly nice shape and good foliage. However, the large panicles of white flowers are the main attraction. The abundant white blooms cover most of the foliage when they are fully open. They bloom for over a month, and then gradually turn brown. Their flowers last throughout August and into September. The flowers are still attractive as they fade, so I'd leave them on over the winter, and remove them in the spring.
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3
Height:  15ft-25ft
Width: 10-15ft  
Shape: clumps..
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: full sun to part shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: white showy mop head flower
Bloom: all summer
Comments: low maintenance   .....
 
 
 
 
Glowing Embers  (Hydrangea ‘glowing embers’)
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shrub                                         3gal                                                                            35.00                                    3

The compact and dense habit of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' makes it a superb choice for the smallergarden. The full and dense mophead flowers are a deep rose-red to a rich, purple-blue depending on the acidity of the soil. Often there is a second flush of flowers in late summer to early autumn. The leaves have a waxy and glossy appearance with a red tint to the edges complimenting the flower color. In the fall, the red tints deepen to maroon and color the whole leaf before they drop. This is one of the few hydrangeas to tolerate full sun, resisting fading and scorching of the foliage and flowers. The intense colors show best in the open. Mix with other deciduous shrubs or perennials. Keep away from dark foliaged plants, the flowers are lost in the dark tone



Hardiness: Zone 5b 
Height:  2-3ft
Width: 3ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers:  red or purple mophead blooms June to frost
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.
 



 
 

          Masja (hydrangea ‘Masja’) 

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         shrub                  2gal                                                                                       35.00                 n/a
 
 
 Masses of large, vivid red mophead flowers during mid to late summer above glossy dark green foliage. Also great for container planting. A hardy deciduous shrub, happy in sun or part shade.
 
This little vivid pink to red hydrangea makes a big impression. A hardy, easy to grow, and tidy plant which produces loads of ball shaped blooms against dark green, glossy leaves but stays compact for small gardens or containers. Masja is fun to grow in all kinds of places for reliable blooms.
 
Mix it with your white or blue hydrangeas for effect.
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 5b 
Height:  4ft
Width: 4ft  
Shape: spreading           
Light Requirement: full sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: Big mophead blooms June to frost
Soil: average-moist
Comments: An excellent choice.
 
 
 

 
Nikko Blue (hydrangea ‘ nikko blue’)
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shrub                  1gal                                                                          15.00                  n/a
shrub                     2gal                                                                        35.00                    5
The Nikko Blue hydrangea plant is a big leaf shrub with large globes of flowers. The flowers will be blue or pink, depending on the pH of the soil. The shrub blooms in June and last for about two months. My fav!
 
The globes of flowers can reach 9 inches in diameter. The flowers are full and fluffy, and make excellent dried flowers for everlasting arrangements. The foliage is serrated and lustrous. This traditional garden shrub is easy to care for and grows quickly enough to reach its full height in a few years.
 
Nikko Blue hydrangea can be used in a mass planting or near the foundation. This deciduous shrub also looks nice in a mixed border or as a specimen plant.
 
It likes partial shade, so it easily fills a spot that may otherwise be difficult to fill. It also looks nice in a large container on the patio.
 
If you need a plant to bloom beneath trees, this is a good choice. Nikko Blue hydrangea complements white or pink camellias and winter daphne. Cut the fresh flowers for large bouquets.
 
Nikko Blue do amazing on PEI....this year they are exceptionally colourful.
 
Hardiness: Zone 5b
Height:  5ft
Width: 5ft
Shape: clumps..
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: partial sun
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: blue (pink if in neutral soil) showy mop head flower
Bloom: all summer
Comments: awesome colour. 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Mockorange
 
Blizzard mockorange (Philadelphus “blizzard”)
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shrub               5gal                                                                                                                                25.00                          3            
                    
Philadelphus lewisii ‘Blizzard’ (blizzard mockorange) is a great shrub for the northern shade garden. It has attractive foliage, and a nice overall shape, not awkward like other mockoranges can be. It grows about 1.5 metres (5 feet) tall, making it easy to fit into a small backyard. It is extra hardy and can tolerate shade.
 
The white blossoms of Blizzard are beautiful with a light scent and noticeable yellow stamens. This variety blooms for about 3 weeks in June and July in mosty gardens.
 
The stems are red with medium green leaves. Blizzard mockorange keeps looking good over the winter, because of these decorative stems.
 
I would recommend the Philadelphus lewisii ‘Blizzard’, if you are looking for a small to medium shrub that tolerates a cold climate, blooms in medium shade, has decorative winter stems, and exquisite white flowers.
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 2b
Height:  7ft
Width: 5ft
Shape: mounding/upright
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: sun to partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers with yellow eyes
Bloom: late spring
Comments: hardy and low maintenance
 
 

 
Minnesota Snowflake mockorange (Philadelphus “Minnesota snowflake”)
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shrub               1gal                                                                                                                                25.00                           5
                     3gal                                                                                                                              35.00                           n/a
              
Upright, deciduous shrub with fragrant, white, late spring or early summer flowers. An old fashioned favorite, at home in the shrub border. Allow ample room for arching branches. Remove oldest branches (back to ground) right after plant has finished flowering. 'Minnesota Snowflake' has racemes of 5 to 7 double, fragrant white flowers, 2 inches wide, borne in midsummer. Very cold tolerant. 8 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet wide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3
Height:  6ft
Width: 8ft
Shape: mounding/upright
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: sun to partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: stunning clusters of fragrant double white, long lasting, showy flowers
Bloom: mid summer
Comments: hardy and low maintenance
 
 

 
Snowbelle Mockorange (Philadelphus “Snowbelle”)
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shrub               2gal                                                                                                                          35.00                          9
                   
              
Snowbelle Mockorange is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season.
 
A compact mounded flowering shrub covered in sweetly scented double white blooms in early summer; spectacular in bloom; fades to the background the rest of the year, use with late blooming plants; very adaptable.
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zone 3b
Height:  4ft
Width: 3ft
Shape: mounding/upright
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: sun to partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: stunning clusters of fragrant double white, long lasting, showy flowers
Bloom: late spring
Comments: hardy and low maintenance
 
 
 
 
 
Snow Dwarf Mockorange (Philadelphus “Snow Dwarf”)
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shrub               1gal                                                                                                                          25.00                         6


Snow Dwarf Mockorange is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season.
 
A compact mounded flowering shrub covered in sweetly scented double white blooms in early summer; spectacular in flower, fades to the background the rest of the year, use in conjunction with other plants; very adaptable, good compact form for a mockorange.



Hardiness: Zone 4a
Height:  3ft
Width: 3ft
Shape: mounding/upright
Growth: fast           
Light Requirement: sun to partial shade
Spring/summer foliage: dark green  
Flowers: stunning clusters of fragrant double white, long lasting, showy flowers
Bloom: late spring
Comments: hardy and low maintenance






 


 
Ninebark
 
Centre Glow Ninebark (Physocarpus Opu. ‘centre glow’)
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Shrub                                          1gal                                                                                    10.00                          23
                                                      2gal                                                                                     15.00                             n/a
                                               
The foliage of Centre Glow™ ninebark (P.o.’Centre Glow’) begins strikingly similar to Dart’s Gold, but quickly transforms to burgundy from the outside edge of the leaves inward - leaving the characteristic center of the leaf appearing to glow a bright gold. As the plant continues to age through the growing the season, the older leaves are always considerable darker than the newer emerging leaves, leaving the plant with a constantly dynamic, ever-changing appeal. In autumn, the leaves take on an extremely bright scarlet colour, which rivals anything in the current Northern landscape.
 
This ninebark's new leaves unfurl a golden yellow and then mature to a rosy red-burgundy. Clusters of white blooms accompany the dramatic foliage in early summer, followed by bright red seedheads that fade to tan. 'Center Glow' is a fast grower and an ideal candidate for mixed borders or foundation plantings. It grows to 8 to 10 feet tall and almost as wide. In winter, the older stems have attractive peeling bark.
 
 
Zone: 3
Height:  6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread:  6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun Only
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low
Characteristics:  Interesting Bark; Native; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time:  Early Summer
Foliage Colour:  Colourful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Colour:  White Flower
Uses:  Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Comments: one of my 2 favourite ninebarks- great hedge....or centre peice shrub
 
 
 
 
 

Dart’s gold Ninebark (Physocarpus Opu. ‘Dart’s Gold’)
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Shrub                                           1gal                                                                           10.00                                      10
                                                  
 
Dart's Gold ninebark is one such plant that needs to be familiar to all homeowners tending a landscape in the North. Introduced by Dartheuser Nursery in Holland, this amazing discovery sports shocking golden yellow foliage in spring which may fade to a distinctive yellow-chartreuse over summer. It has showy white flowers in early summer which are reminiscent of spirea clusters (it's actually a relative of spirea), and it can boast incredible golden orange fall colour if conditions are right.
 
 
Zone: 2a
Height:  5ft.
Spread:  5ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low
Characteristics:  Interesting Bark; Native; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time:  Early Summer
Foliage Colour:  Colourful/golden Foliage
Fall foliage Colour: Oranges
Flower Colour:  White Flower
Uses:  Beds, Hedges and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Comments: I love the fall colour best

 
Diablo Ninebark (Physocarpus Opu. ‘Diablo’)
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Shrub                                     1 gal                                                                                                   10.00                              25                 
                                               
 
The ninebark revolution began with the introduction of Diablo ninebark (P.o. ‘Monlo’) in 1999. Diablo gets it’s rather descriptive name from the virtually black leaves. This dark beauty began showing up in gardens throughout North America almost immediately.
Growing easily to a height of 6 to 8 feet tall, its placement in the landscape needs to be greatly considered. However, the strong contrast between the mahogany-purple leaves and the pinkish white flowers creates an ethereal illusion that the flowers are somehow hovering in a void in the garden. This is exceptionally true when this dark ninebark is planted in a semi-shady or cooler-coloured area. Another feature of Diablo is the graceful arching branch characteristic, reminiscent of bridalwreath spirea (Spiraea x vanhouttei), allowing for interesting cut flower branches for interior decorating purposes.
 
Zone: 3a
Height:  6-10ft.
Spread:  6-10ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low
Characteristics:  Interesting Bark; Native; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time:  Early Summer, late summer, summer
Foliage Colour:  Colourful/Burgundy Foliage
Fall foliage Colour: Oranges
Flower Colour:  White Flower
Uses:  Beds, Hedges, Specimen plant/focal point and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Comments: An all time favourite
 

Coppertina Ninebark (Physocarpus Opu. ‘Coppertina’)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub                                          small pot                                                                              10.00                           sold out
 
A great new addition to the ninebark family of native shrubs. Coppertina™ ninebark is a new cross between the golden ninebark 'Darks Gold' and the purple leafed ninebark Diabolo ('Monlo').
The result give us a wonderful plant with orange-copper foliage in the spring. As the foliage matures in summer it turns a rich red.
 
As with other ninebark, it blooms in summer, sporting white button-like blooms which contrast wonderfully with the foliage.
 
This ninebark is also noted for its attractive pealing bark and bright red seed capsules in autumn.
 
I have one of these by the front of my house and love the colours.
 
 
Zone: 2b
Height:  7ft.
Spread:  7ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low
Characteristics:  Interesting Bark; Native; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time:  Early Summer, late summer, summer
Foliage Colour:  Colourful/coppery-orange-red foliage that fades to bronze and then reddish purple
Fall foliage Colour: Scarlet
Flower Colour:  White Flower
Uses:  Beds, Hedges, Specimen plant/focal point and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Comments: My fav! At times a toss up between this one and Centre-glow
 
 
 

Tiger eyes sumac (Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger')
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub                                           2g                                                                                      35.00                           3
 
Lemon-lime foliage, fuzzy stems, and intense fall color make this sumac cultivar a standout. It grows into an upright, rounded form about 6 feet tall and as wide. New growth emerges chartreuse. Fall brings leaves of yellow, scarlet, and orange. Flowers are yellowish green and followed, on female plants, by hairy, dark red fruit. This plant spreads by suckers and can be invasive. The species is native to North America.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 3a
Height:  10-15ft.
Spread:  15-30ft.
Growth:  invasive/Aggressive Grower;Moderate Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low
Characteristics:  Eye-catching foliage in spring, summer, and fall.
Foliage Colour:  Colourful/lemon-lime
Fall foliage Colour: Oranges
Comments: Popular
 

 
 
 
 
Willow
 
'Hakuro Nishiki' willow (Salix integra ) aka Dappled Willow
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub/tree               2gal                                                                                                         25.00                                   3
shrub                           1gal                                                                                                      15.00                                    0  
 
A real show stopper!  Bright pink shoots which open to creamy white and green variegated leaves. Heavy fertilization will maintain it's colour.  This shrub can also be trained into a small tree and can usually be found in shrub and tree form.  Catkins bloom on the stems of this plant in early April.  Grows 12-18" per year.
 
Gardeners plant the dappled willow because of its beautiful colours. It starts to grow earlier in the spring than other plants, beginning with yellow catkins which appear on the plant in April. The foliage will start out as pink in the spring and then turn to green and creamy white for the summer. In the fall, the leaves turn to yellow and the stems will turn to red in the winter. The branches stay redder when the plant is pruned every year.
 
The Dappled Willow is a small tree or large shrub suitable for just about any garden!  It's foliage creates a starburst of colour all summer long. The bright pink new foliage matures to variegated creamy white and green.  The stems then turn to red in winter.
 
 
Zone: 5
Height:  10-15ft.
Spread:  15-20ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low- just ample fertilizer to increase pink colour
Bloom Time:  spring
Foliage Colour:  Green, silvery - variegated-pink and white
Fall foliage Colour: yellow
Uses:  Beds, Hedges, Specimen plant/focal point and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Comments: We have a nice specimen in our backyard
 
 
 
 

'Flamingo' willow (Salix integra ) aka Dappled Willow
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub/tree               1gal                                                                                                        15.00                                    8


Yep, it’s pink and beautiful like a Flamingo, but this one’s much better behaved than your average bird. It stays put and requires much less maintenance! What makes this improved variety so great is that it gives you bright colour all spring and summer because of its robust mix of pink, white and apple-green variegated leaves. And even when the leaves say goodbye for the winter, the red stems give it striking, ongoing interest. The Flamingo Willow, sometimes called a “Dappled Willow” likes to be planted in a fairly sunny spot that also gets shade for around half of the afternoon. Now all you have to do is plant, water, relax! Great for small gardens.
 
This one is a smaller form of the Hakuro Nishiki willow.
 
 
 
 
Zone: 5
Height:  5-7ft.
Spread:  5-7ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun -partial shade
Moisture:  Medium Moisture
Maintenance:  Low- just ample fertilizer to increase pink colour
Bloom Time:  spring
Foliage Colour:  Green, silvery - variegated-pink and white
Fall foliage Colour: yellow
Uses:  Beds, Hedges, Specimen plant/focal point and Borders
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Comments: nice
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana) aka Dragons Claw
                                                                                                                                  $Price                 Availability
Shrub/tree               1gal                                                                                       15.00                                         4
Tree                        5 gal                                                                                           30.00                                 1
tree                        7gal                                                                                             45.00                                    3
 
 
Beautiful!  If you are looking for a weeping willow but don't have the space this is for you. 
 
Corkscrew Willow, or Willow Cork,- Salix matsudana, Tortuosa. You, too, will find find this tree because of its contorted but graceful branching.
 
The winter branch pattern is the most interesting and ornamental feature of the tree with its contorted limbs, branches, and twigs. Can be clumped together with three trees or more to make a multi-trunk form, or can be trimmed to make a single stemmed tree.
 
Also called the Dragons Claw or Snake willow, you can cut some of the branches in winter to use in floral arrangements.
Easy to grow, it will tolerate any soil, especially wet soils with poor drainage. An exceptionally strong and hardy tree is very attractive in the winter with its golden bark. Can be used for Bonsai, specimen or to line a drive or property border.  
Zone: 3
Height:  18-30ft.
Spread: 25ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun
Soil:  dry, moist, wet
Maintenance:  Low
Foliage Colour:  Green
Fall foliage Colour: yellow
Uses:   Specimen plant/focal point
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Comments: We had a nice specimen in our last front yard.  Also often used as cuttings for floral arrangements!!!!!
 
 

 
 
Tricolour willow (Salix cinera 'tricolour')
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub                        2gal                                                                                                      25.00                              n/a
Decorative foliage of bright green splotched with white and yellow is very ornamental. New growth is pink tinged with red. Catkins in spring are added bonus.
 
The decorative foliage (bright green leaves splotched with white & yellow) of this 15' willow is attractive in the garden or in arrangements.
 
An interesting addition. Great for small spaces.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 3
Height:  15ft.
Spread:  15ft.
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun
Soil:   moist, wet
Maintenance:  Low
Foliage Colour:  variegated bright green leaves blotched with white and yellow. New growth has hints of pink, red and silver
Fall foliage Colour: yellow
Uses:   Specimen plant/focal point, hedge, pond, wetlands
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest,
Comments: An Attractive little willow shrub
 

Scarlet Curls willow (Salix scarcuzam)
                                                                                                                                  $Price                 Availability
Shrub/tree               1gal                                                                                       20.00                                          2
shrub/tree         5gal                                                                                              45.00                                      3  
  
  
   
  
  
A popular accent tree featuring gnarled, twisted orange-red branches, superb for creating winter interest in the home landscape; upright spreading habit, tends to shed branchlets; use as a solitary for maximum effect.
 
Scarlet Curls Willow has forest green foliage throughout the season. The twisted narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The twisted bark and red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 5a
Height:  20-30ft.
Spread:  20ft .
Growth:  Fast Grower
Light:  Full Sun
Soil:  dry, moist, wet
Maintenance:  Low
Foliage Colour:  Green
Fall foliage Colour: yellow
Uses:   Specimen plant/focal point
Seasonal Interest:  Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Comments: We have a nice specimen in our new yard.  Also often used as cuttings for floral arrangements!!!!! Similar to Corkscrew willow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Spirea
 
Goldmound Spirea (Spirea bumalda ‘gold mound’)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub                                                                                                                                       10.00                                 1
 
An impressive garden shrub for colour effect, featuring light gold foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; ideal size for garden detail use, forms a dense, compact ball, neat and tidy.
 
Goldmound Spirea is blanketed in stunning clusters of rose flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive gold foliage throughout the season. The small serrated pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding red in the fall.
 
 
Zone: 3b
            Height and spread: 3 to 4 feet
            Sun: Full sun 
            Water: Medium
Spring/summer foliage: light gold, green  
Fall foliage: reds
Flowers: pink flowers-impressive-
Bloom: late spring to early summer
Comments: Can't be killed....trust me I ran over mine, had the plow
wipe it out one year....had salt poured on it all winter....still bounced back
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Gold Flame spirea (Spirea bumalda‘Gold flame')
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub               1 gal                                                                                                                    10.00                         2
 
Reddish pink flower clusters bloom from May through October, giving up just when it is time for the leaves to turn a soft rusty yellow and bright burgundy. The arching branches of this shrub give it nice character.
 
Gold Flame Spirea is perfect as a specimen plant or in a planter. It looks terrific in a border or near an entrance. For a really stunning look, do a mass planting. The flowers last a long time and look great in cut arrangements. It offers many seasons of interest out of the year.
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 4
Height and spread: 3 to 4 feet
            Sun: Full sun 
            Water: Medium
Spring/summer foliage: gold with reddish tips, yellow green
Fall foliage: copper-orange
Flowers: dark pink flowers-impressive-
Bloom: late spring
Comments: one of my favs
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Little Princess Spirea (Spirea jap. ‘little princess’)
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Shrub               1gal                                    10                                   4
A deservedly popular garden detail shrub with showy flat-topped clusters of bright pink flowers in early summer held above the foliage; forms a dense and tight mound, very attractive in groupings; needs full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Little Princess Spirea is draped in stunning clusters of pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has emerald green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The small serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery bronze in the fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 4
Height: 1.5-2.5 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
            Sun: Full sun 
            Water: Medium
Spring/summer foliage: green
Fall foliage: russet
Flowers:  pink flowers-impressive-
Bloom: late spring-May-July
Comments: Very popular!
 
 
 
       

 
Snowmound Spirea (Spirea jap. ‘snowmound')
                                                                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability      NEW!!
Shrub               1gal                                                                                                               10.00                             0

 A stunning specimen shrub absolutely smothered in snow-white flowers in late spring held along gracefully arching branches, attractive shape and foliage the rest of the year; needs full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Snowmound Spirea is bathed in stunning clusters of white flowers held atop the branches from mid to late spring. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The small serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding coppery bronze in the fall.
 
 
 
 
Zone: 2b
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Sun: Full sun 
Water: Medium
Spring/summer foliage: green
Fall foliage: copper/bronze
Flowers: white clusters of flowers-impressive-
Bloom: mid-late spring-May
Comments: Very popular!
 
 
 
 

 
Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus 'Roseum')
                                                                                                                                                             $Price                 Availability
           3gal shrub                                                                                               35.00                       2
 
 
The Common Snowball Bush, also known as European Snowball, Viburnum opulus 'roseum', produces white flowers in late spring. It is a deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub. In the fall, the leaves turn a wonderful burgundy reddish-purple. About the same time, the bright red, attractive berries ripen, and persist on the plant throughout the winter.
 
Birds, particularly Cedar Waxwings, are very fond of the berries, and can often be found snacking during the winter. Have a snowball fight in June! Kids and adults a like love this rounded plant with masses of flowers. Grows best in full sun to partial shade.
 
Prefers a moist location and adapts to most soils. Prune in early summer, after its flowering has finished. The large spherical flowers open apple green and then turn white. Cut flowers for bouquets when they are still slightly green and they will last for two weeks. Thin out older stems to rejuvenate the shrub and keep it looking tidy.
 
 
 
 
Zone: 3
Height: 10ft
Spread: 9 feet
Sun: full sun
Flowers: big snowball looking like flowers- excellent for cutting
Spring/summer foliage: green
Soil: moist
Comments: Just looks amazing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                  
Lilacs     

Tamarisk
 
Summer Glow Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima "Summer Glow")
 
                                                                                             $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub                                                                                     20.00                            1    
A stunning shrub for textural effect, featuring extremely fine and wispy foliage and fuzzy rosy pink flowers throughout summer; very vigorous, loose and open; extremely tolerant of dry, alkaline or salty soils; use as a textural accent in the garden.
 
Summer Glow Tamarisk features airy plumes of hot pink flowers rising above the foliage from early to late summer. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The threadlike leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 2a
Height: 12ft
Spread: 9 feet
          Sun: full sun
Flowers: hot pink plumes- early-late summer
Spring/summer foliage: bluish-green
Soil: any
Comments: tolerant of urban pollution, salt .........etc.
 
 

Magic Berry 
 
Magic Berry(Symphoricarpus 'Magic Berry')
 
                                                                                             $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub                                                                                     15.00                            3      
shrub-symphoricarpus albus                                            15.00                          3                

Deciduous shrub that forms thickets and can grow to 6 feet tall and indefinite in width. Foliage is deep green, leaves to 1 1/2 inches long and elliptic to ovate. Flowers are bell-shaped, white with pink shading, and held in short racemes. 'Magic Berry' has a spreading, compact habit and produces dense clusters of purplish-pink, round fruit, to 1/2 inch wide.
Beautiful in winter as a contrast shrub with snow.                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 4
Height: 4-6ft
Spread: 2-4ft
          Sun: full sun/part shade
berries: bright-pink mid summer till mid winter
Spring/summer foliage: evergreen  
Soil: well drained-evenly moist
Comments: beautiful ...great for wildlife....BIRDS
 
 
 

 
 
Butterfly Bush
 
 
Butterfly Bush "Peace"(Buddleia 'Peace')
 
                                                                                    $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub     1g                                                                   15.00                                       0     
 
 
It is interesting how often gardeners look for plants that require lots attention and care while overlooking others that are almost indestructible. Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is in this later category.  
Butterfly bush is a classic summer flowering shrub. Depending on the cultivar, it can start flowering in June and may continue flowering until late fall. While the individual tubular flowers are small, they are clustered together in large, upright, or nodding panicles that are cone-shaped. Flower colors range from white (‘Peace,’ ‘White Bouquet’), to pink (‘Pink Delight’), blue/lavender (‘Ellen’s Blue,’ ‘Empire Blue’) and regal purple (‘Black Knight,’ ‘Purple Emperor’).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 5a
Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
        Sun: Full sun 
Growth rate: fast
      
Spring/summer foliage:blue-green
Fall foliage: copper/bronze
Flowers: white clusters of tubular flowers on a cone-impressive-
Bloom: spring and summer
Comments: Very popular! Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds!
 

 
Butterfly Bush "Dartmoor"(Buddleia 'Dartmoor')
 
                                                                                    $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub              1g                                                          15.00                                        0
 
Showy, summer shrub bears arrays of lilac-blue, fragrant, lilac-like flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Provides good summer color. Does best when pruned back in spring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 5a
Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
        Sun: Full sun 
Growth rate: fast
      
Spring/summer foliage:blue-green
Fall foliage: copper/bronze
Flowers: purple clusters of tubular flowers on a cone-impressive-
Bloom: spring and summer
Comments: Very popular! Attracts Butterflies and Humming birds!
 
 


 
Butterfly Bush "Davidii var. Nanhoenis" (Buddleia 'davidii var. nanhoenis')
 
                                                                                    $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub             1g                                                           15.00                                        n/a     
 
Buddleia is a fast growing, sun loving shrub from China which is popular for ornamental purposes with its pretty scented flowers that attract butterflies. It needs to be kept in check by pruning it hard in Spring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zone: 5a
Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
        Sun: Full sun 
Growth rate: fast
      
Spring/summer foliage:blue-green
Fall foliage: copper/bronze
Flowers: purple clusters of tubular flowers on a cone-impressive-
Bloom: spring and summer
Comments: Very popular! Attracts Butterflies and Humming birds!
 
 
 
 

 
Butterfly Bush "Sun Gold"(Buddleia 'Sun Gold')
 
                                                                                    $Price                 Availability          NEW!!
Shrub         2gal                                                             25.00                                       5 
Sweetly scented clusters of yellow blooms emerge from summer to fall and draw attention from birds, bees and passersby. Statuesque 6- to 10-ft. tall bush supports loads of 10-in. long flower clusters giving a dramatic look to sunny gardens.This easy to grow shrub will reward you with a spectacular show throughout the summer, when its clusters of golden yellow flowers appear at the ends of the long, arching branches. The flowers have a deliciously sweet scent, so try to plant it near an entranceway or seating area where you can take full advantage. It is tolerant of most conditions, but will be happiest in a sunny spot with soil that drains freely.
   
Zones: 5-9 (-20° F.)
Height: 6-8 feet
         Spacing: 12 ft - 18 ft apart
         Depth: Place in hole 2 x as wide and deep as pot and position root ball at surface.
         Spread: 6-8 feet
         Sun/Shade: Full Sun to Partial Shade
         Color: Butterscotch
         Foliage: Dark green, coarse to 10"
         Blooms: mid summer to first frost Comments: Unique orange-yellow color. Long blooming season, abundant flowers. Attractive fragrant            flower spikes when little garden color is available. Resists atmospheric pollution. Easy to grow, requires little maintenance.