Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs are an integral part of the framework on which the larger garden rests. Woody plants infuse the garden with an assortment of seasonal pleasures, providing shade, flowers, fruits, colorful foliage and winter silhouettes. They lend scale and character to the garden and offer to the gardener a measure of the years, marking time with the spreading of their limbs and the thickening of their trunks. Evergreens can act as screens, visual breaks, or focal points, while smaller plants can be used to bring structure and dimension to herbaceous borders. The very smallest plants make excellent trough and container subjects and a garden fashioned entirely from evergreen plants is an outstanding way to have texture, color and form in the landscape all year long. All of the plants offered below have distinguished themselves in one way or another as worthy garden additions to the landscape and offer possibilities for gardens of any size and style. Click on underlined plant names to view photographs .
Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs are an integral part of the framework on which the larger garden rests. Woody plants infuse the garden with an assortment of seasonal pleasures, providing shade, flowers, fruits, colorful foliage and winter silhouettes. They lend scale and character to the garden and offer to the gardener a measure of the years, marking time with the spreading of their limbs and the thickening of their trunks. Evergreens can act as screens, visual breaks, or focal points, while smaller plants can be used to bring structure and dimension to herbaceous borders.
Woody Plants for 2019
The following items will be available for the 2019 planting season, including a number of cultivars not listed.
Acer campestre ‘Nana’ This extremely dwarf form of the hedge maple produces a mounding densely-branched plant effective as a specimen or in a mixed planting. Grows just 2-3” a year. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer griseum This small, slow growing tree with exfoliating cinnamon brown bark adds interest to every season. Excellent fall coloration. Adaptable to a range of soil types. Grows to 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Acer japonicum ‘O taki’ Great maple for smaller landscapes. Deeply cut, large feathery green leaves in summer followed by a show of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Rounded in form. Grows to about 10’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Lemon Lime Lace’ Lovely dissected Japanese Maple with finely cut pale green foliage and a spreading mounded habit. Excellent for texture, near water, or in mixed plantings or containers. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Red Dragon’ Excellent cutleaf maple features red, finely dissected foliage on pendulous cascading limbs. Makes a great specimen or use as accent in a mixed border. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Red Emperor’ Great maple for smaller landscapes. Burgundy-red leaves all season long, turning bright red in fall. Rounded in form. Grows to about 15’ after many seasons. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Red Sentinel’ Great small tree for areas with limited space. Habit is upright and taller than wide with season-long burgundy-red color. In fall the leaf color intensifies to a bright red. Grows to 10’ tall or more and about 5’ wide. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Ukigumo’ This small upright maple features delicately mottled leaves in a mix of pink white and green. By midsummer leaves are a blend of white and green. Fall color is a mix of orange and gold. Grows to about 10’. Prefers part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Waterfall’ Subtle and understated, ‘Waterfall’ features fine feathery leaves and a horizontal habit of growth. Fall color turns the light green leaves shades of orange and yellow. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Tamuke yama’ An old and very good dissectum cultivar. Plant features a horizontal, semi-pendulous habit and feathery red foliage all season long. Excellent for specimen use, water features or mixed beds. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Acer palmatum ‘Yatsubusa Kiyohime’ This dwarf maple features small green leaves with pink margins in spring. Slow-growing and compact, often growing wider than tall. Good for bonsai, or as a container maple, or tucked into the garden. Sun to part shad. Zone 5.
Acer psuedosieboldianum This small upright maple makes a good substitute for acer palmatum in colder climates. Rounded green leaves all season long followed by a showy display of orange, yellow and red each fall. Grows to about 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Acer saccharum ‘Monumentale’ This very narrow sugar maple cultivar makes a nice vertical accent in the garden. Good for areas with limited space. Definitely a conversation starter. Orange fall color. Grows to 30’ by 2’ wide. Sun. Zone 4.
Acer shirasawanum ‘Red Dawn’ This handsome tree features deeply lobed palmate leaves. Spring color is burgundy-red, turning red-green in summer. Good tree for smaller landscapes. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye Large summer-blooming shrub. Long spikes of white flowers appear in early summer and last for several weeks. Intolerant of dry soils. Part shade to shade but will grow in full sun with adequate moisture. Can grow 6’ or taller. Spreads slowly. Zone 5.
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye Small tree or large shrub known for its showy red flower spikes in spring. Attractive compound finger-like leaves. Not tolerant of lean dry soils. Does best in part shade. Can grow to 12’ or more. Zone 4.
Azalea kiusianum ‘Best Pink’ Ground hugging, semi-evergreen azalea bears pink flowers in spring. Likes acidic, organically enriched, well-drained soil. Protect from winter sun and wind. Sun to part shad. Zone 5(6).
Azalea ‘Koromo Shikibu’ A sweet little azalea with showy strap-like lavender-pink flowers in Spring. Fall color ranges from yellow to orange to deep red. Slow growing to around 3’ and often wider than tall. Good for foundation plantings and mixed beds. Semi-evergreen. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Azalea poukhanense ‘White Form’ This hardy deciduous azalea produces trumpet-shaped clean white flowers each spring. Compact in habit, plants can grow 3-4’ with a wider spread. Fall color tends toward yellow-orange. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Azalea roseum ‘Marie Hoffman’ This hardy deciduous azalea produces trumpet-shaped, fragrant, clear pink flowers in May. Plants are upright in habit, growing 4-5’ tall. Fall color tends toward maroon-red. Sun to part shade. Acidic soil. Zone 4.
Azalea schlippenbachii Handsome deciduous azalea produces an abundance of clear pink trumpet-shaped blossoms. Upright and rounded in form with large medium green foliage. Fall color is an exceptional purple-red. Grows to 6’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Bamboo - Fargesia Nitida This tall, non-invasive, clump-forming bamboo grows 6-10’ tall. Effective as a garden specimen or screen. Best in part sun. Zone 4.
Betula nigra ‘Little King’ Interesting dwarf cultivar of the river birch. Showy exfoliating bark provides interest throughout the year. Compact habit lends itself to smaller landscapes. Grows to just 15'. Very hardy and tolerant of a variety of soils. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Buddleia argentea Different from the more common B. davidii, Buddleia argentea features silvery-grey foliage on cascading limbs and lavender-pink flowers that appear in spring rather than summer. Can be pruned into a standard or left as a shrub. Benefits from some pruning. Nice in the mixed border. Sun. Zone 5.
Calluna vulgaris ‘Maires’ Heather White flowers late summer. Grows to 24”. Shear in spring. Sun to part shade. Protect from winter sun and wind. Zone 5.
Calluna vulgaris ‘Martha Hermann’ Heather White flowers with a blush of pink, late summer. Grows to 12”. Shear in spring. Sun to part shade. Protect from winter sun and wind. Zone 5.
Calycanthus floridus ‘Burgundy Spice’ New cultivar of the popular sweetshrub has burgundy foliage all summer long. Fragrant red flowers in early summer topped off with a mix of orange red and yellow fall color. Grows to 6’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Calycanthus floridus ‘Venus’ This Sweetshrub cultivar bears fragrant, magnolia-like white flowers beginning in early summer. Flowers appear sporadically after initial flush. Grows to 6' or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Cedrus deodora ‘Eisregen’ This narrow selection of the deodar cedar features blue-green needles and a slender habit of growth. Nice as a specimen or accent. Grows to 20’x6’. Sun. Zone 5.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gold Post’ Slender golden cultivar of the popular Hinoki Cypress. Plant forms a narrow, compact pillar of gold foliage. Great as a vertical accent or for areas with limited space. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Vokel’s Upright’ Slender, sculpted form of the Hinoki Cypress. Plant forms a narrow, slightly irregular, dark green pyramid. Great as a vertical accent or for areas with limited space. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Magical Moonlight’ This native cultivar features a compact habit, glossy green leaves and in mid-summer, a constellation of otherworldly-looking globular white flowers. A pollinator magnet. Grows to 4’. Yellow fall color. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Clethra alnifolia ‘Einstein’ Durable and attractive cultivar of the very useful Summersweet. Plant features a dense, compact habit of growth, reaching just 4’ tall and wide. Fragrant slender, slightly twisted white flowers cover the plant in late summer. Yellow fall color. Tolerates a range of soils. Sun to shade. Zone 4.
Clethra barbinervis Japanese Clethra. Versatile four-season shrub produces racemes of small white fragrant flowers in summer followed by a fall show of bright yellow foliage. Attractive ‘patchwork’ bark as plants mature. May grow to 10’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Cornus x ‘Venus’ Excellent small tree featuring large, clean white flowers up to 4” across for several weeks in early summer. Eye-catching, purple-red fall color. Grows to 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Cotoneaster apiculata ‘Tom Thumb’ Great little plant has small dark green leaves and a dense spreading habit of growth. Drought tolerant and rugged. Good for mixing with other woody plants, draping over walls, or as a groundcover. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Diervilla ‘Firefly Nightglow’ New cultivar of the native bush honeysuckle has burgundy foliage all season long. Delicate yellow flowers appear in summer, attracting a variety of pollinators. Fall color features a mix of orange red and yellow. Grows 2-3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ Less common than other Enkianthus cultivars, ‘Albiflorus’ features clean, creamy-white bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Upright in habit, but more compact than the species with yellow to red fall color. Prefers a cool, acidic soil. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Erica carnea ‘King George’ This popular heath features an abundance of showy little rose-pink flowers along its stems in late winter. A harbinger of spring, it is among the first plants to bloom in the garden. Grows 6-8” tall and spreads. Sun to part shade. Protect from winter sun and wind. Zone 5.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ A garden standout, this lovely weeping form of the European Beech features soft yellow foliage in the spring turning yellow green in summer. Grows taller than wide. Excellent four-season specimen. Best in part shade. Zone 4.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Fau de Verzy’ Very similar to F.s. ‘Tortuosa’ this small tree forms an umbrella-like canopy of contorted limbs. Makes a highly expressive four-season specimen. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Fothergilla gardenii This small shrub bears white bottlebrush-type flowers in early spring. Compact in form with dark green leaves which turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in fall, holding on for several days before dropping. Grows 4-5’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Hamamelis intermedia x ‘Ruby Glow’ A harbinger of warmer weather in the late winter garden, ‘Ruby Glow’ produces coppery-red flowers in late February and March. Upright in habit, it can grow to 15’. Exceptional orange-red fall color. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Hibiscus ‘Pollypetite’ Very nice compact hibiscus good for smaller landscapes. Plants bear pretty lavender blossoms in late summer. Growing just 4-5’, ‘Pollypetite’ won’t overwhelm a mixed border or foundation planting. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii’ This novelty plant features green leaves with strong white borders. A standout in the semi-shaded border. Not reliable for flowering in our climate, but a worthy garden addition just for its foliage. Part shade. Zone 5.
Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Bird’ Longtime favorite cultivar notable for its reliable summer blossoms. Lacecap form with panicles of blue florets mid to late summer. Blooms on old and new wood. Foliage will often color red in fall. Grows to 4’. Part shade. Zone 5.
Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ Prostrate Form Exceptional specimen for four-season interest. May be trained in any number of ways, or simply allowed to creep sprawl. Golden-yellow fall color. Extremely hardy. Sun. Zone 2.
Larix laricina ‘Blue Sparkler’ This choice larch forms a densely branched compact specimen with silvery-blue needles in spring and summer. In Fall, the needles turn gold before dropping. Squat and slightly pyramidal in form. Grows to 3’. Sun. Zone 2.
Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gibraltar’ Small shrub features fine, arching stems covered with lavender-pink pea-like flowers in August and September. A show stopper in bloom. Tolerant of poor soils. Cut to ground each spring for larger blossoms. Grows 3-4’. Full sun. Zone 4.
Leucothoe x ‘Sparkle’ Very nice Leucothoe hybrid great for lighting up the garden with its creamy white and green variegated foliage. Compact with arching limbs, this plant makes a nice accent for the semi-shaded mixed border. Evergreen to semi-evergreen. Part shade. Zone 5.
Magnolia macrophylla Novel species notable for its very large, tropical looking foliage. Reminiscent of banana leaves, a single leaf can grow to 2’ or longer. Large white flowers appear in spring after the foliage. Pyramidal in form. May grow to 30’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Kiki’s Broom’ This novel little magnolia makes a great addition to smaller gardens and mixed beds. Densely branched, compact and shrubby in form, plants produce saucers shaped pink and white flowers in mid-Spring. Grows wider than tall. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Magnolia ‘Susan’ Choice small tree bears scores of lavender-pink flowers in mid-spring. Flower buds are reddish-pink as they emerge. Forms a wide, rounded, dense-growing tree. Will often rebloom in late summer. To 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Morus rubra ‘Superdwarf’ Very cute dwarf form of the Red Mulberry. Plant features deeply lobed glossy leaves and a dense rounded habit. Grows 2-3’ with equal spread. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Passiflora incarnata ‘Ammons Blue’ Twining vine native to the Midwest features showy white-petaled flowers arrayed around a center of blue filaments. Flowers form edible fruits which ripen in fall. Typically dies to the ground in winter. Tolerates various soil types. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Picea abies ‘Hasin’ This miniature evergreen features a compact rounded form and dense branching. Grows less than 1” per year. Nice as a little garden accent or in containers. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea glauca ‘Echiniformis’ Very cute miniature cultivar of the Black Hills spruce. Features fine short blue-green needles on a dense, low-growing evergreen. Grows just 1” or so a year, becoming slightly more upright with age. Sun. Zone 4.
Picea mariana ‘Ericoides’ Diminutive mound-forming spruce good for the rock garden or tucking into a small space. Blue-grey needles and a dense, compact form. Grows just an inch or so each season. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea omorika ‘Pendula’ Wonderful weeping form of the Serbian Spruce. Narrow form with sharply pendant limbs. Needles are blue-green with silvery undersides. Excellent specimen plant. Sun. Zone 4.
Picea pungens ‘Blue Totem’ This fastigiate form of blue spruce features a densely branched, strictly upright habit of growth and steely-blue needles. Use as a vertical accent, a specimen, or in mixed plantings. Moderate growth rate. Can grow to 12’ tall or more by 3-4’ wide. Sun. Zone 4.
Picea pungens ‘Dietz Prostrate’ This low-growing spreading form of blue spruce features steely-blue needles. Plant can be staked for height or left to trail along the ground. Grow over stones, on slopes or use in mixed plantings. Sun. Zone 4.
Picea pungens ‘Hartsel’ This bright, blue-needled cultivar lends itself to a variety of landscape uses. Slow-growing and globose, ‘Hartsel’ can be used in rock gardens, foundation plantings and mixed beds. Grows just a few inches a year. Sun. Zone 4.
Picea pungens ‘Pali’ This miniature blue-needled spruce forms a densely-branched compact mound. Grows about 1” per season. Good for the rock garden or in a mixed planting. Cute and rugged. Sun. Zone 4.
Pieris japonica ‘Bisbee Dwarf’ This very cute dwarf Andromeda features a compact habit complete with miniature leaves and strings of bell-shaped white flowers in spring. Grows just an inch or so a year. Nice for tucking into a small semi-shaded spot in the garden. Part shade. Zone 5.
Pieris japonica ‘Bonsai’ Sweet, slow-growing miniature Pieris features a compact habit complete with diminutive leathery green leaves. Grows just an inch or so a year. A collector’s plant, nice for tucking into a small semi-shaded spot in the garden. Part shade. Zone 5.
Pieris japonica ‘Pygmaea’ Worlds apart in appearance from other Pieris cultivars, this sweet little evergreen features a dwarf, compact habit and unique needle-like leaves. Grows just a few inches a year. A collectors plant for semi-shade. Zone 5.
Pinus bungeana ‘Silver Ghost’ This small pine features exfoliating bark in a patchwork of green silver and gray. Open in form with dark green needles. Older plants provide year-round interest in the landscape. Grows to 25’. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus mugo ‘Piggelmee’ This miniature mugo pine forms a densely-branched compact mound. Grows about 1” per season. Good for the rock garden or in a mixed planting. Cute and rugged. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus mugo ‘Rock Garden’ Sweet, slow-growing dwarf mugo pine features a compact habit and short, thin, brush-like needles. Grows just an inch or so a year. Great for tucking into a small spaces in rock gardens or mixed plantings. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus parviflora ‘Blue Giant’ Nice Japanese White Pine cultivar features blue-green needles and a full, pyramidal habit of growth. Nice as a specimen tree or added to a large border. Grows 3-4” per year. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus parviflora ‘Shion’ Excellent Japanese White Pine cultivar forms a densely branched compact specimen with silvery-blue needles in spring and summer. Squat and slightly pyramidal in form. Grows slowly to 3’ or more. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus parviflora ‘Tanima no yuki’ This dwarf Japanese White Pine features pink buds in Spring followed by creamy-white new growth. Slow-growing and irregular in habit, becoming more upright with time. An interesting addition to any garden. Best with a little afternoon shade. Zone 4.
Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ Small and rounded in form, this dwarf pine features soft blue-green needles with a slight twist. Good for adding form and texture to the mixed border or evergreen garden. Grows about 2” per year. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus strobus ‘Soft Touch’ This compact dwarf white pine features soft slender green needles and a densely branched habit. Good for use in mixed plantings and as a foundation plant. Grows slowly to about 4’ tall and 5’ wide at maturity. Sun. Zone 3.
Pinus uncinata ‘Krauskopf’ This miniature pine forms a densely limbed ball of slightly twisted green needles. Spring candles are covered in a showy white resin. Grows just an inch or two per year. Sun. Zone 4.
Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’ This hardy citrus tree features a sculpted aspect with contorted stems and curved thorns. Fragrant white flowers in spring produce small fruits which ripen to yellow-orange by fall. Fruits are edible, but serve more as ornament. Use as a garden specimen or plant in a container. Sun. Zone 5.
Potentilla tridentata ‘Nuuk’ Rugged little groundcover bears white flowers sporadically throughout the season. In fall the foliage turns shades of red and orange. Nice as a border edger or as an underplanting around woody ornamentals. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.
Prunus ‘Little Twist’ This compact flowering cherry features a spring display of pinkish-white flowers. Limbs are slightly contorted lending winter interest. Fall color is mahogany-red. Under 10’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Prunus x ‘Hally Jolivette’ This popular shrubby cherry bears clouds of white semi-double flowers in spring. Compact and densely branched. Rounded in form with yellow fall color. Good for smaller landscapes. Under 10’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Quercus robur ‘Filicifolia’ This unique cultivar of English Oak features curious, deeply cut leaves. Has an airy, feathery appearance in the landscape. Good for specimen use. May grow to 30’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Quercus ‘Kindred Spirit’ This unusual oak makes an excellent vertical accent for areas with limited space, or where an interesting specimen is desired. Can grow to 30’ tall, while remaining just a few feet wide. Sun. Zone 4.
Rhododendron ‘Jane Grant’ This hard-to-find Rhododendron features a dense, compact habit and prolific bloom. Dark reddish-pink buds appear in late spring, opening pink and fading gradually to white. Named for the co-founder of White Flower Farm. Slow-growing, ultimately reaching 4-5’ after many years. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Rhododendron ‘Janet Blair’ This compact growing rhododendron features showy blush-pink flowers in Late spring. Slow-growing to about 5’ with a wider spread. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Rhododendron myrtifolium Great little compact rhododendron for smaller spaces, foundations and mixed plantings. Bunches of pink tubular flowers appear in late spring. Small leaves and a dense habit of growth. Slow growing to about 3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Rhododendron ‘Wilsonii’ Excellent and versatile rhododendron features narrow leaves and a compact habit. Good for naturalizing, hedging or foundation planting. Seldom flowers. Grows to about 30” tall by twice as wide. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Rhododendron ‘Windbeam’ Great little compact rhododendron for smaller spaces, foundations and mixed plantings. Trusses of blush-pink tubular flowers appear in late spring. Slow growing to about 3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Rhododendron yak x smirnowii Nice rhododendron for foundation planting and mixed beds. Low growing and compact, plants bears trusses of soft pink flowers in spring. New leaves have are covered in felt-like tomentum for a time. Slow-growing to about 3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Rhus copalina ‘Lanham’s Purple’ Small, shrubby tree features tropical-looking compound leaves that emerge purple, turning purple-green by mid-summer. Fall color is a festive blend of orange and red. Grows 8-10’ tall. Sun. Zone 5.
Rosa ‘Meidiland White’ Exceptional free flowering shrub rose. New growth has rich red overtones. Glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers all summer. Disease resistant and quite hardy. Grows to 2’. Sun. Zone 4.
Salix repens v. ‘Nitida’ Silver Creeping Willow This ornamental willow features silvery foliage and yellow catkins in spring before the foliage emerges. Red stems brighten the garden in winter. Grows to about 3’. Slow spreading. Sun. Zone 4.
Spirea japonica ‘Alpina’ Very sweet little plant features a compact rounded habit, very small green leaves and panicles of light pink flowers in late spring. Use in rock gardens, foundation plantings and mixed beds, requires little to no pruning. Grows to about 18”. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Spirea x ‘Mini Gold’ Very sweet little plant features a compact rounded habit, very small golden-yellow leaves and panicles of light pink flowers in late spring. Use in rock gardens, foundation plantings and mixed beds, requires little to no pruning. Grows to about 18”. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Styphnolobium japonicum ‘Pendula’ This weeping form of the Japanese Pagoda Tree provides four season form. Small green compound foliage and a sculpted pendulous form make this an excellent garden specimen. Height depends on staking. Sun. Zone 4.
Styrax japonicas ‘Marley’s Pink’ This new introduction of the Japanese Snowbell features a refined weeping habit with soft-pink pendant flowers in late spring. A small tree that makes an excellent four-season specimen. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Syringa pekinensis ‘Copper Curls’ Handsome small tree features exfoliating copper colored bark. Loose cones of fragrant white flowers appear in early summer. Good for smaller properties. Grows to 20’, becoming rounded with age. Sun. Zone 4.
Tamarix ramosissima ‘Pink Cascade’ Interesting woody plant with silvery-blue needle-like deciduous foliage complimented by sprays of rose-pink flowers for much of the summer. Prune hard in spring to encourage a bushier plant. Tolerates a range of soil types. Sun. Zone 3.
Tsuga canadensis ‘ Cole’s Prostrate’ Very popular slow-spreading groundcover type hemlock. Good for creeping over embankments, around water gardens and rock gardens. Grows just an inch or so per season. Best in part shade. Zone 4.
Vaccinium macrocarpon American Cranberry Low growing and spreading. Self-fertile plants bears white flowers in spring followed by small red berries later in the season. Prefers acidic, organically enriched soil. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.
Wikstroemia trichotoma This uncommon woody ornamental features delicate arching stems lined with compound green leaves. In late summer the branch ends are adorned with bunches of small tubular yellow flowers. Use as a specimen in mixed plantings for late summer color. Grows to 3’. Part shade. Zone 5.