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 .  

Woody Plants

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 2022
The following items will be available for the 2022 planting season, including a number of cultivars not listed.
Abies koreana ‘Green Carpet’ Versatile evergreen has medium green foliage and a compact, slightly mounded, spreading habit. Good as a ground cover among other evergreens or in a mixed border. Grows about 2’ tall. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Abies koreana ‘Ice Breaker’ 2014 Conifer of the Year This exceptional dwarf evergreen features recurved needles that prominently display the silvery-white undersides, adding both texture and color to the garden. Grows 2-3” per year. Excellent for smaller gardens. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Abies koreana ‘Silberzwerg’ Very choice miniature form of the Korean fir. Recurved needles display white undersides giving the plant a silvery appearance. Grows just an inch per year. Great for small spaces.  Sun to part shade.  Zone 4.

 

 

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 ‘Cinnamon Flake’  Exceptional small tree with flaking cinnamon-colored bark. Four season interest and intense fall color. Makes an excellent specimen tree for smaller areas. Rounded in habit. May grow to 25’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

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 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 ‘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 triflorum Exceptional trifoliate maple features exfoliating bark and vivid fall color. A good four season tree with an upright form, slightly taller than wide. Grows to about 20’. Sun. Zone 4.

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.

Akebia quinata ‘Silver Bells’ Vigorous twining vine with attractive small green compound leaves. Good for trellises, obelisks, arbors, etc. Bears small purple flowers in early spring. Underused. Grows in sun or shade. Zone 5.

Amelanchier ‘Regent’ This small serviceberry bears clouds of small white flowers in early spring followed in summer by a crop of edible blue fruits. Fall color is golden yellow. Grows 4-5’. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

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 viscosum ‘Montana’ This hardy deciduous azalea produces clusters of trumpet-shaped, clove-scented, white flowers each summer. Compact in habit, plants can grow 3-4’ with a wider spread. Prefers an organically enriched soil. Excellent Fall color tends toward yellow, orange and purple. Part shade. Zone 4.

Bamboo - Fargesia rufa 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.

Buxus microphylla ‘Green Velvet’ Exceptional boxwood good for low hedges and garden accents. Small green leaves, dense habit and deep green color. Grows about 3” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Buxus microphylla ‘Tide Hill’ Slow growing and wider than tall. A good choice for low hedges and garden accents. Small green leaves, dense habit and medium green color, even in winter. Grows about 2” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

Carpinus betulus ‘Columnaris Nana’ Dwarf form of the European Hornbeam. Stout and columnar in form this small tree makes a splendid vertical accent for areas with limited space. Dense and slow growing to 5’ or so. Sun. Zone 4.

 

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.

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.

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’  Japanese Plum Yew Low growing and spreading with long, dark green needles, this yew is excellent for adding texture to the garden. Use as a ground cover in part shade. Deer resistant! Can spread up to 8’ or more, but takes some time to get established. Part shade. Zone 5.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum  The Katsura makes an excellent specimen tree for larger spaces. Pyramidal in outline with small, deep green, heart-shaped leaves. Pest and disease free. Fall foliage is apricot-yellow and has a warm sugary smell. Grows to 30’ or more. Not tolerant of dry soils. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’ Excellent weeping cultivar of the native redbud. Cerise-pink blossoms line the stems in April before the leaves appear. Sharply pendulous in habit with deep green heart-shaped leaves. Four season interest. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Cercis canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’ Intriguing and dramatic this small weeping tree features heart shaped foliage and a strictly pendulous habit. Clusters of small white flowers line the limbs in early spring before the leaves emerge. Nice four-season form. Height depends on staking. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Cross Compact’ Good for adding texture and interest to the garden or landscape, ‘Cross Compact’ has a compact pyramidal habit and feathery green foliage. Grows slowly. Part shade. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Spiralis’ Dwarf Chamaecyparis with a compact narrow habit of growth. Plant is upright growing with slightly twisted limbs, providing a sculpted looking form. Nice as a specimen or in a mixed bed. Grows 3” or 4” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Thoweil’ Dwarf Chamaecyparis with a narrow habit of growth. Plant is upright growing and irregular growing, providing a sculpted looking form. Nice as a specimen or in a mixed bed. Grows 3 or 4” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’ This dwarf Chamaecyparis features a compact globose habit and frizzy looking blue foliage. Grows just an inch or so per year. Good for a small spot in the garden. Well-drained, evenly moist soil. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

 

Chionanthus virginicus Fringetree. This small shrub-like tree covers itself with feathery white flowers in late spring. Rounded in form, spreading some with age. Slow growing to 15’ or more. 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 alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Durable and attractive cultivar of the very popular Summersweet. Plant features a dense, upright habit of growth, reaching 5’ tall and wide. Fragrant pink flowers in late summer. Good 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 alba ‘Neon Burst’ This medium sized shrub features chartreuse foliage all through spring and summer. Fall color is a mix of purple and red. After the leaves have fallen the stems turn bright red for winter interest. Grows 4-6’. White flowers in spring. Sun to part shade. Grows to 5’. Zone 4.

 

Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood This native dogwood forms a small tree comprised of tiered horizontal branches. Panicles of white flowers in spring. Late season berries are consumed by birds. Sun to shade. Grows to 12’. Zone 4.

 

Cornus drumondii ‘Lemon Drops’ Elegant small tree bears clusters of fuzzy saffron colored flowers in spring followed later in summer by clusters of yellow berries. Fall color is a mix of purple, red and orange. Nice tree for smaller landscapes. Grows to about 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Cornus kousa ‘Akatsuki’ Excellent tree for smaller landscapes. ‘Atsuki’ features green leaves edged in white. Rose pink flowers in early summer last for several weeks. Excellent purplish-red fall color. Grows to around 12’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Cornus kousa chinensis A must for every garden, the kousa dogwood bears masses of white flowers in early summer. Blossoms last for weeks and are followed by small red fruits and a reliable display of stunning autumn color. Grows to 20’. Sun. Zone 4.

Cornus kousa 'Elizabeth Lustgarten'   Interesting cultivar notable for its weeping form.  White flowers appear in early summer. Nice fall color in a mix of reds and purples. Four season interest. Height depends on staking. Full sun to part shade.  Zone 5.

Cornus kousa ‘Miss Satomi’ Lovely pink-flowered form of the kousa dogwood. This small tree bears pink flowers beginning in early summer and lasting for several weeks. Fall color is a deep red. Mature trees develop a handsome exfoliating bark. Grows to 20’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

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.

 

Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ Striking variegated dogwood features wavy green leaves with wide white margins. White flowers appear in early summer. Typical of the species, fall color is a pleasant mix of pinks, oranges and reds. Grows to 12’ or more. Best in part shade. Zone 4.

Cornus mas ‘Spring Glow’ A good tree for smaller landscapes, this Cornelian Cherry Dogwood bears sunny yellow flowers in early spring, often around the time forsythias are blooming. Compact and rounded in form. Grows to about 15’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Cornus sericea ‘Arctic Fire’  Showy red stems brighten the winter garden. At 5-6’ tall, ‘Arctic Fire’ grows only about half as high as the species. Prune low to encourage more stems. White flowers in spring. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

Cotinus coggygria ‘Grace’ Excellent choice for bringing color to the landscape. Rich dusty purple foliage and a dense stocky habit make this plant invaluable for adding contrast to the border. Smoky pink flowers in summer. Can be shorn for a more formal appearance. Can grow to 8’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Cotoneaster ‘Streib’s Findling’ Good accent/groundcover plant. Forms a spreading mat with small green leaves and little red fruits in the fall. Good for mixing among evergreens or creeping over stones. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' Exceptional plant notable for its green and white variegated foliage as well as its fragrant white spring flowers.  Compact in form with a rounded habit.  Grows to about 3'x3'.  Sun to part shade.  Zone 4.

Deutzia ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ This dwarf shrub covers itself with cluster of pink bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Habit is low and mounded with fine green leaves. Foliage turns red in fall. Grows to 2’. 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.

Disanthus cercidifolius This underused deciduous shrub features heart-shaped leaves similar to that of a redbud. Lauded for its exceptional fall color which ranges from deep red to pink to orange. Plant in partial shade. Not tolerant of dry soils. Grows 6-8’. Zone 5.

 

Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Showy Lantern’ This rhododendron relative features clusters of nodding, bell-shaped, rosy-pink flowers in spring. Upright in habit. Showy fall foliage in shades of red and orange. Not tolerant of very dry sites. Grows to 8’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’  Handsome fastigiate tree with sunny yellow foliage in the spring. Leaves become yellow-green as the season progresses.  Excellent as a specimen or vertical accent.  Can grow to 20' or more. 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.

Fothergilla gardenii ‘Blue Elf’ Choice cultivar notable for its powder-blue foliage and exceptional fall color. White bottlebrush-like flowers appear in spring. Fall color is a blend of red orange and yellow. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Fothergilla x ‘Legend of the Small’  Compact and densely branched this dwarf Fothergilla bears white bottlebrush-type flowers in early spring. Compact in form with blue-green leaves which turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in fall, holding on for several days before dropping. Grows to 3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Grindstone’ This narrow cultivar of Ginkgo biloba makes good use of limited space with its columnar habit of growth. Features beautiful golden yellow fall color. Grows to 20’ by about 6’ wide. Nice as a specimen. Sun. Zone 4.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’  Excellent ginkgo cultivar for smaller spaces. Shrubby in habit with dense branching and a rounded outline. Fan-shaped leaves turn brilliant yellow-gold in fall. Slow growing to about 4’ after several years. Sun. Zone 4.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Pyramidalis’ This narrow cultivar of Ginkgo biloba makes good use of limited space with its columnar habit of growth. Features beautiful golden yellow fall color. Grows to 20’ by about 6’ wide. Nice as a specimen. Sun. Zone 4.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’  Excellent ginkgo cultivar for smaller spaces. Shrubby in habit with dense branching and a rounded outline. Fan-shaped leaves turn brilliant yellow-gold in fall. Excellent for bonsai, rock gardens or mixed plantings. Sun. Zone 4.

Hamamelis ’Birgit’  One of the darkest blooming witch hazels, ‘Birgit’ enlivens the late winter landscape with an abundance of purple-red strap-like flowers. Fall color is often a grand mix of yellow and reds. Grows to 8’ or more. 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.

Heptacodium miconioides ’Temple of Bloom’ More compact and earlier blooming than the species, this cultivar is notable for its exfoliating bark and smooth chalky stems. Clusters of small white flowers in late summer followed by bright red calyxes. Nice four-season presence. Grows to 6-10’’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Ruby’ Silvery-rose colored flowers appear in early summer and last for several weeks. Flowers appear on new growth and are unaffected by winter temperatures. Use as a foundation plant, hedge, or in a mixed border. Grows 3-4’. Not tolerant of overly dry sites. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Limetta’  Excellent landscape hydrangea features lime-green summer blossoms that slowly fade to white. Compact form grows to about 3’ tall. Blooms on new growth. Versatile. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ Dwarf form of the choice Oakleaf Hydrangea. Smaller than the species, but with all of the same great attributes: exfoliating bark, exceptional purple-red fall color and long cone-shaped white flowers in summer that turn from white to pink to red. Grows to 4’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Billows’ Longtime favorite cultivar notable for its reliable summer blossoms. Lacecap form with panicles of blue flowers mid to late summer. Blooms on old and new wood. Grows to 3’. Part shade. Zone 5.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Cancan’ Mountain hydrangea cultivar notable for blooming on old as well as new wood. A more reliable bloomer in cooler climates than H. macrophylla. Flat- topped flower heads bear deep pink flowers in summer. Grows 2-3’. Good for foundations and mixed borders. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Hypericum ‘Magical Universe’ This small shrub features dark green foliage topped with bright yellow flowers in summer. Flowers are replaced with handsome, deep red berries. Semi-evergreen. Grows 2-3’ Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

Ilex pendunculosa Small evergreen tree or large shrub. Female plants produce bright red berries in late summer. This underused species grows in sun to part shade. Can grow to 12’ or more. Zone 5. Female. Requires a male plant for berry production.

Itea virginica ‘Scentlandia’ Choice dwarf cultivar of the native Virginia Sweetspire. Produces long slender spires of white fragrant flowers in early summer. Fall color is an eye-catching scarlet-red. Compact and adaptable to a range of soil types. Sun to part shade. Grows 2-3’. Zone 5.

Kalopanax maximowiczii  This novel looking tree features deeply cut, palmate leaves and coarse, thorny stems. Moderate to slow growing to 25’ or more. Interesting as a specimen or for the collector. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Double yellow flowers line stems in spring. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Green stems in winter. Prune after flowering. Remove suckers if desired. Blooms on old wood. Grows to 5’. Spreads slowly. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

 

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 ‘Leonard Messel’ Excellent tree for smaller landscapes, ‘Leonard Messel’ bears loads of pinkish-white flowers with strap-like petals in early spring. Upright and rounded to oval in habit. Grows 15-20’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

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.

 

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Sheri’s Cloud’ This novel looking Black Gum features green leaves irregularly edged in white. Lends a glow to the landscape. Use as a specimen. Fall color is a blend of pink and red. Grows to 25’.  Native. Sun. Zone 4.

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ Handsome tree features glossy green foliage with bright red new growth and a pyramidal habit. Pest and disease free. Exceptional scarlet-red fall color. Grows to 40’. Sun. Zone 4.  

Oxydendrum arboreum  The sourwood is an underused ornamental tree which brings white racemes of late summer flowers and dependable brilliant red fall color to the landscape. Pyramidal in form. Can grow to 20’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Parrotia persica Excellent small specimen tree for the collector. Parrotia has a compact rounded form with slightly sinuous upright limbs.  Nice fall color in a mix of salmon and gold. Older trees develop exfoliating bark. Grows to about 20’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Variegata’ Variegated native vine features green leaves irregularly splashed with white. Lends a glow to the landscape. Clinging vine affixes itself to trees, rock walls and other surfaces.  Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Little Devil’ Dwarf cultivar of the rugged Ninebark. Smaller profile allows for more landscape uses. Season-long burgundy color combines well with other plants. Grows 3-4’ tall. Shears well. Clusters of pink flowers in early summer. Drought tolerant once established. Best in full sun. Zone 3.

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Panther’ Rugged upright shrub has flattering deep burgundy foliage all season long. Clusters of small white flowers appear in spring. Drought tolerant once established. Nice for adding some consistent color to the garden. Best in full sun. Grows to 5’x3’. Zone 3.

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Tiny Wine Gold’ Choice dwarf cultivar of the popular physocarpus. New foliage emerges bright yellow and fades to yellow-green. Small in stature and in leaf make for lots of potential uses. Clusters of pinkish-white flowers in early summer. Drought tolerant once established. Best in full sun. Grows 2-3’. Zone 3.

Picea abies ‘Big Wave’ Handsome weeping form of the Norway Spruce has long blue-green foliage and a dense pendulous habit. Great as an accent or a specimen. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Picea abies ‘Cupressina’ Handsome upright form of the Norway Spruce has an upright slender habit of growth. Great as an accent or a specimen where a narrow form is required. Grows to 20’ or more by about 4’ wide. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Picea abies ‘Elegans’ Handsome low growing dwarf evergreen good for foundation plantings, mixed borders and rock gardens. Forms a flattened mound, growing wider than tall. Grows about 2” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Picea abies ‘Formanek’  Prostrate cultivar of the Norway Spruce. Can be trained upward or allowed to drape and spread. Nice as an accent among other woody plants. Sun. Zone 3.

Picea abies ‘Hillside Upright’ Upright and irregularly pyramidal in habit, ‘Hillside Upright’ lends a sculptural quality to the garden and landscape. Prune or shear new growth for a more compact form. Grows to 12’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Picea abies ‘Pendula’ Dramatic pendulous evergreen features dark green needles and a variable weeping habit. Can be trained to grow upright, or left to creep along as a ground cover. Very hardy. 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 glauca ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Similar in habit to the Dwarf Alberta Spruce, but more tightly formed and slower growing. Grows just 1” or so a year. Good for rock gardens, containers and areas with limited space. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

 

Picea omorika ‘Gotelli Weeping’ Exceptional upright evergreen forms a narrow pyramid. Blue-green weeping branchlets make for a stunning specimen as the tree matures. Grows to around 25’ tall x 6’ wide. 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.

Picea pungens ‘Glauca Prostrata’ A great plant for adding contrast to mixed beds, evergreen plantings and rock gardens. Forms a creeping mound with striking steel-blue needles. Grows 4-5” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Picea pungens ‘Ruslyn’s Blue Moon’ A choice miniature Picea pungens with a dense, bun-shaped habit of growth. Short blue needles. Excellent for small gardens as it grows just 1/2 inch or so per year. Sun. Zone 3.

 

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 ‘Little Heath’ A nice addition to the semi-shade garden, this sweet little evergreen features a dwarf, compact habit and green leaves edged in white. Grows just a few inches a year. Part shade. Zone 5.

Pieris ‘Purity’ Dwarf cultivar of Andromeda. This compact shrub produces delicate chains of small white flowers in June after other andromedas have finished blooming. Dense and mounded in form. Grows to about 30” tall and spreads. Good for smaller plantings, mixed borders and foundations. 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 cembra ‘Glauca Compacta’ This rugged, dense-growing compact pine features soft blue-green needles and an upright habit of growth. Good as an evergreen specimen where space is limited. Grows to 15’ or more by about 6’ wide. Sun. Zone 4.

Pinus densiflora ‘Golden Ghost’ Possibly the best of the variegated pines, this striking cultivar features needles banded in yellow and white. Excellent for adding color and contrast to the garden. Grows slightly taller than wide. Prune candles in spring for more compact habit. 6x4’ in ten years. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Pinus heldreichii ‘Banderica’ Nice compact evergreen features dark green needles and a compact, broadly pyramidal habit of growth. Very densely branched. Requires no pruning. Grows around 3” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

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 ‘Fukuzumi’ Exceptional evergreen for specimen and accent use. Plants have a sweeping lateral habit of growth which lends a sculpted quality. Great for Japanese gardens, rock gardens, or as a specimen. 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 parviflora ‘Tenysu-kazu (Goldilocks)’ This choice cultivar of the Japanese White Pine features  golden new growth. Compact and irregular in form. Nice for adding color and contrast to the garden. Best color with a little afternoon shade. Zone 4.

Pinus schwerinii ‘Weithorst’ Dwarf pine with handsome long green needles. Slow growing. Upright and narrowly pyramidal in habit. Good for adding softness and texture to the garden. Sun. Zone 4.

Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’ This dwarf white pine features soft, thin, blue-green needles and a densely branched mounding habit. Nice for adding texture and contrast to a mixed border or evergreen garden. Grows about 3” per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Pinus strobus ‘Horsford’ One of the slower growing of the white pine cultivars, ‘Horsford’ maintains a dense rounded form with a very tight and compact habit of growth. Excellent for the rock garden or any small space. Light green needles. Grows just 3” per year. Sun. 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 strobus ‘Sea Urchin’ One of the slower growing of the white pine cultivars, ‘Sea Urchin’ maintains a dense rounded form with a very tight and compact habit of growth. Excellent for the rock garden or any small space. Grows just 1-2” per year. Sun. Zone 4.

Pinus sylvestris ‘Albyn Prostrata’ Prostrate form of the Scot’s Pine. This blue-green cultivar forms a large spreading mat. Can be trained for height or left to creep along the ground. Excellent with other evergreens or in the rock garden. Sun. Zone 4.

Pinus sylvestris ‘Glauca Nana’ Dwarf Scott’s Pine cultivar features blue-green needles on a dense-growing mounding plant. Excellent for use as a foundation plant or in mixed borders. Grows about 2” per year. Sun. Zone 4.

 

 

 

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 pumila ‘Gus Melquist’ This prostrate sand cherry feature slender green leaves and small white flowers in spring. Red fruits develop later in summer followed by striking red fall color. Low and spreading. 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.

Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ This compact small leaf rhododendron features apple-blossom pink flowers in spring. Slow growing and good for foundation planting or mixed shrub borders. Grows to about 2.5’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

 

 

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 ‘Long’s yakusimanum’   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.

 

Rhododendron ‘Mary Fleming’  This compact small-leaved rhododendron features creamy yellow flowers with a blush of pink in spring. Slow-growing to about 4’ 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.

Rhus aromatica ‘Lacette’  Improved cultivar features finely cut leaves and a compact densely-branched habit of growth. Wider than tall, spreading up to 6’ wide while growing just 4’ high. Spring flowers are a magnet for pollinators. Prune after flowering, if desired. Exceptional red Fall color. Sun to part shade. Zone 3.

Rhus ‘Tiger Eyes’ Excellent plant for textural interest and season-long color.  Bright yellow fern-like leaves on a low growing, open limbed plant.  Good as a specimen or in a mixed border.  Tolerant of dry soils. Grows to about 4'. Sun. Zone 3.

 

Rosa rubrifolia  Rosa glauca  With its dusty-purple leaves, Rosa glauca makes a nice addition to the mixed border. Single, pale pink flowers in late spring followed by showy orange-red hips in the fall. Grows to about 5’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Salix chaenomeloides ‘Mt. Aso’  Handsome pussy willow selection featuring striking rose-pink blossoms in early spring. Silvery-blue foliage. Excellent for cutting. Grows to 6’. Sun. Zone 4.

 

Salix argentea ‘Repens’ An excellent choice for bringing a bit of texture and contrast to the garden. Fuzzy, silvery-green leaves appear on arching stems. Silvery catkins line stems in early spring. Nice as an accent or foil for the mixed border. Shear as needed. Grows to 3’. Sun. Zone 4.

Schizophragma  hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’  Woody vine very similar to the climbing Hydrangea.  Heart-shaped green leaves are overlaid with a silvery sheen.  Climbs by affixing itself to structures via adventitious roots.  Panicles of white flowers appear in summer.  Can be trained on trees, walls, etc.  Sun to part shade.  Zone 5.

Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Joe Kozy’ Attractive narrow cultivar of the popular Japanese Umbrella Pine. Plant for a dense column of thick deep-green needles on upright limbs. Good as a vertical specimen where space is limited. 7’x2’ wide in ten years. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Sciadopitys ‘Picola’ A more modestly sized cultivar of the outstanding Japanese Umbrella Pine, ‘Picola’ features stout dense limbs and shorter thinner needles than the species. Great for smaller gardens and mixed plantings. Grows to 4’. 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 thunbergii ‘Ogon’ Rugged plant with feathery gold foliage. Plant bears white flowers in late spring. Great for adding color and texture to a mixed border. Sun to part shade. Grows to 4’. 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.

Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’ Small creeping shrub characterized by its arching limbs and finely cut leaves. Covers itself with small clusters of white flowers in June. Very drought tolerant once established. Grows to about 2’ tall. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Stewartia pseudocamellia  Japanese Stewartia  Small tree with year round interest.  White Camellia-like flowers in July and a patchwork of exfoliating bark as plants mature. Red fall color. Very choice. Grows to 20’ or more. Sun. Zone (4)5.

 

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 japonicus ‘Evening Light’ This new cultivar features a compact shape and coppery-purple new growth. Clusters of small white pendulous flowers cover the tree in June. Slow growing to about 8’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

 

Styrax japonicus ‘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.

Styrax obassia  This charming Snowbell features a compact, rounded form with upright, slightly sinuous limbs and clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers in early summer. Leaves are large. Trees grow to about 15-20’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Syringa meyeri ‘Palabin’ This dwarf lilac feature a compact rounded form and small rounded green leaves. Fragrant pink flowers appear in late spring. Excellent accent for smaller gardens. Grows to 5’. Sun. Zone 4.

 

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 ‘Summer Glow’ This open and airy plant features finely textured foliage and plumes of dark pink blossoms in summer, lasting for a few weeks. Adaptable to dry sites. Prune hard in spring for a more compact plant. Can grow to 8’ or more if left alone. Sun. Zone 3.

 

Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’ Graceful weeping form of the bald cypress. ‘Falling Waters’ features pendulous limbs covered in fine, feathery leaves. Fall color is tan to rust. Use as a specimen or near water. Will widen some with time. Limbs will drape to the ground. Average to damp garden soil. Sun. Zone 4.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Piccolo’ A very compact cultivar of Thuja occidentalis, ‘Piccolo’ features a dense, upright, slightly irregular habit of growth. Plants grow very slowly. Nice for the rock garden or where space is limited. Zone 4.

 

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.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Jeddeloh’ Excellent nest-type dwarf hemlock features a low, mounding, spreading habit of growth. Good for rock gardens, evergreen and mixed beds. Slow growing and wider than tall. 3’x5’ after many years. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Moon Frost’ Excellent dwarf hemlock features striking white new growth. Compact and rounded in form with dense, feathery branches. Older growth retains a hint of white. Slow growing. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’ An exceptional garden specimen, the weeping hemlock maintains a four-season presence with its dramatic pendulous limbs and deep green needles. Sun to 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.

Viburnum carlessii ‘Spice Island’ This compact viburnum features pink buds in late spring which open into very fragrant clusters of pinkish-white flowers. Rounded in habit and densely branched. Grows 3-4’. Excellent for smaller gardens. Red fall color. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Viburnum dilatatum ‘Michael Dodge’ Stunning in fall and winter with bunches of creamy yellow berries. Plants bear panicles of white flowers in spring. Fall color is a nice red. Pollinate with viburnum ‘Cardinal Candy’ for best berry production. Grows to 6’.  Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Viburnum opulus ‘Nanum’  Nice little accent shrub for foundation planting, hedging, mixed beds or specimen use. Good for small spaces as plants grow only 2’ tall, spreading wider with time. Red to purple-red fall color. Rarely flowers. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Kern’s Pink’ Horizontally limbed viburnum bears pink and white snowball-type flowers up and down its braches each spring. Small red berries follow in summer, often eaten by birds. Excellent burgundy fall color. Grows to 6’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Molly Schroeder’  Horizontally limbed viburnum bears panicles of pink flowers up and down its braches each spring. Small red berries follow in summer, often eaten by birds. Excellent burgundy fall color. Grows to 6’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.

 

Viburnum rhytidophyllum ‘Allegheny’ Excellent Viburnum for screening or specimen use. Creamy white flowers in late spring. Clusters of red berries in fall. Leathery long green leaves. Retains leaves well into mid-winter. Grows to 6-10’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5. 

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.


 

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