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Hibiscus ‘Little Kim’ First of its kind dwarf Rose of Sharon. This plant features dark green leaves and a compact habit. White flowers with a red eye in late summer. The small stature allows for planting in smaller settings. Grows 3-5’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Twist and Shout’ Rugged and lovely, this hydrangea produces panicles of rich purple-blue to pink blossoms. Blooms occur on new growth, insuring plants will bloom year to year. Prefers an organically enriched soil and even moisture. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’ New dwarf cultivar good for areas with limited space. Plants bear bunches of conical white flower clusters in late summer. Flowers darken to pink as they mature. Grows to just 4’. Awarded. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ Small profile hydrangea bears greenish-white flowers which turn pink as they age. Less bulky than most Hydrangea paniculatas. Grow just 36-60”. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Quickfire’ New paniculata cultivar bears cone-shaped white flowers in late July. Among the earliest paniculatas to flower. Flowers mature to pink and persist for the rest of the season. Does not flop over like 'Pink Diamond. Grows to 6’. Sun. Zone 4.
Hydrangea serrata ‘Tuff Stuff’ Rugged little lacecap hydrangea bears panicles of pink/blue flowers in summer. Blooms on both new and old wood insuring blossoms from year to year. Prefers an organically enriched soil. Grows to 3’. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Ilex crenata ‘Dwarf Pagoda’ Miniature form of Japanese Holly. Plants are very slow growing with a rounded irregularly shaped habit of growth. Small dark green leaves. Excellent for bonsai or troughs. Can be planted outdoors with some protection. Zone 6.
Ilex glabra ‘Densa’ Excellent plant for hedging or for adding form to the perennial border. Round in habit with dense branching and deep green leaves. Shears well. Tolerant of dry soils. Grows to about 4'. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ Slow-growing narrow ornamental juniper with attractive gold foliage all year round. Forms a tight narrow column with little or no pruning. Exceptional accent. 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.
Larix decidua ‘Horstmann’s Recurved’ Interesting specimen tree has an upright, slightly pyramidal habit of growth. Contorted limbs make an effective four-season accent. Deciduous needle-like foliage turns gold in autumn. Grows to 20’. Will tolerate moist soils. Sun. Zone 2.
Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ Exceptional specimen for four-season interest. May be trained in any number of ways, or simply allowed to drape and sprawl. Golden-yellow fall color. Extremely hardy. Sun. Zone 2.
Maackia amurensis Rugged small tree with silvery-green compound leaves in spring, maturing to green. White flower spikes in mid-summer. Rounded in habit. Grows to about 20’. Tolerates dry soils once established. Sun. Zone 4.
Malus ‘Louisa’ Ornamental flowering crabapple with sweeping pendulous branches. Pink flowers in spring are followed by golden fruit. Good for four season interest. Sun. Zone 4.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Kool’s Gold’ Clean golden-yellow feathery leaves all season long. Fast growing and somewhat slender in outline. Excellent specimen for larger properties. Will thrive in moist soils, but also fares well in average soil. Sun to part shade. Hardy to zone 5.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘North Light’ Fine little cultivar of the Dawn Redwood useful for smaller garden spaces. The typically soft, feathery leaves are spotted throughout with white. Plant forms a dense, slow-growing mound. Excellent textural accent. Grows an inch or two a year. Sun to part shade. Hardy to zone 5.
Microbiota decussata The Russian Cypress is an extremely hardy evergreen groundcover. Similar in appearance to some juniper species, plants have medium green, feathery foliage turning bronze in winter. Grows about 18" high by 6' or more wide. Tolerates light shade. Hardy to zone 2.
Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana Stricta’ Dwarf evergreen with a very uniform branch structure. Plant is slow growing and forms a wide, squat pyramid. Nice dark green needles. Useful as a foundation plant. Sun. Zone 3.
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 ‘Frohburg’ Handsome weeping cultivar forms a mound of dense, dark green pendulous limbs. Can be staked to attain some height, otherwise plant will form a dramatic sprawling mound. Nice for mixing with other plants or as a specimen. Sun. Zone 3.
Picea abies ‘Perry’s Golden’ This dwarf form of the Norway Spruce lights up the garden each spring with a burst of golden yellow new growth. Turns green as the season progresses. Slow growing and pyramidal in form. Part shade. Zone 4.
Picea abies ‘Stoner’ Miniature form of Norway Spruce. Plants are very slow growing with a dense, rounded, irregularly-shaped habit of growth. Small dark green needles. Excellent for the rock garden. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea abies ‘Tompa’ Very cute miniature cultivar of Norway Spruce. Dark green color and irregularly rounded in habit. Grows just an inch or so a year. Standard. Nice for an accent in areas where space is limited. Sun. Zone 3.
Picea abies ‘Unique #1’ This Norway Spruce cultivar has a distinctive bluish cast. Habit is irregular, upright and somewhat narrow in profile with plume-like branchlets. Slow growing to about 10’. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea omorika ‘Gunter’ Very tidy and globose evergreen. Bluish needles with white undersides lend a silvery appearance. Good with other evergreens or in a mixed border. Also good where space is limited. Grows about an inch per year. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns' 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.
Picera omorika ‘Treblitzsch’ Choice dwarf form of the Serbian Spruce. Plant forms a globe of densely packed limbs lined with silvery blue needles. Grows just an inch or two per season. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea orientalis ‘Losely’ Choice dwarf cultivar has an irregularly pyramidal form with tiny dark-green needles. Good as an accent for smaller areas. Grows about 2” per season. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Picea orientalis ‘Mt. Vernon’ Miniature evergreen conifer with tiny dark-green needles. Grows into a flat bun, perfect for the rock garden. Prefers full sun and a well-drained soil. 8" tall x 10" wide in 10 years. Zone 4.
Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ Excellent accent and specimen tree. Golden-yellow needles provide four season interest. Good as a foil for other evergreens and flowering plants. Moderate growth rate. Pyramidal in form. May grow to 20’ or more. Zone 4.
Picea pungens ‘Mrs. Cesarini’ Dwarf, compact spreading evergreen conifer with blue-green needles. The needles are unusually glossy, bringing a unique look to the garden. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. Grows just an inch or two per year. Zone 3.
Pinus cembra ‘Big Blue’ Narrow cultivar of the popular Swiss Stone Pine. Plants are well-branched, forming a stout column of silvery blue. Good for areas with limited space. Moderate growth rate to 12’ or more. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus flexilis ‘Kinzie Rose’ Dwarf form of the Limber Pine. Rounded in habit with short dense limbs and attractive blue-green needles. Good for rock gardens or other areas where space is limited. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus koraiensis 'Bergman's Best' Attractive specimen pine features soft blue-green needles. Good for adding texture and variety to the landscape, or for a visual break. Taller than wide. Grows to about 20’. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus koraiensis 'Jack Korbit' Attractive specimen pine features long blue-green needles with a hint of yellow banding. Good for adding texture and variety to the landscape, or for a visual break. Slender and pyramidal in form. Grows to about 20’. Sun. Zone 4.
Pinus parviflora ‘Cleary’ A slow growing form of the Japanese White Pine with very pretty short blue needles. Habit is broadly pyramidal. Attractive cones are retained for several months before dropping Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. Grows 4-5" per year. Zone 3.
Pinus parviflora ‘Ogon Janome’ This unique cultivar of the Japanese White Pine features green needles banded in yellow. The overall effect lends texture and color to the garden. Plants are upright and slightly pyramidal in form. Slow growing to 10’ or so. Sun. Zone 3.
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 ‘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 sylvestris ‘Repens’ 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 strobus ‘Diggy’ Compact pine good for areas with limited space. Mounded in form with short thin green needles. Increases in size by just an inch or two per year. Very cute. Sun. Zone 3.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Amber Jubilee’ Recently introduced cultivar of the popular and very rugged Ninebark. Plant sports a mix of pink, peach and lime-green foliage all season long. White flower clusters appear in early summer. Fall color is a rich purple. May grow to six feet or more, but can be pruned to control form. Sun. Zone 3.
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 pinkish flowers in early summer. Drought tolerant once established. Best in full sun. Zone 3.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Summer Wine’ Rugged upright shrub has flattering burgundy foliage all season long. Clusters of small white flowers appear in spring. Drought tolerant once established. Best in full sun. Grows to 6’. Zone 3.
Quercus robur 'Purpurea' Burgundy colored form of the English Oak. Leaves emerge reddish-purple in the spring, turning a rich burgundy-green by mid-summer. Rounded in form and slow growing. Grows to about 25'. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
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 ‘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. Sun. Zone 4.
Rubus spectabilis ‘Golden Ruby’ Ornamental plant good for a shady garden spot with cool, moist soil. Grows to 3’ or more and spreads by runners. Golden foliage glows in the shade. Pink flowers followed by edible fruit in summer. Part shade to shade. Zone 5.
Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ Excellent elderberry cultivar with deep purple finely cut foliage. White flower panicles appear in late spring. Good for containers or mixed border plantings. 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.
Spirea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ Rugged plant with bright gold foliage. Excellent as a foil for dark leaved plants. Has a mounding, densely branched habit of growth. Bears pink flowers in June. Tolerant of poor soils. Grows 2-3’. Sun. 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. Very choice. Grows to 20’ or more. Sun. Zone (4)5.
Styrax japonicas ‘Momo shidare’ This new introduction of the Japanese Snowbell features a weeping habit with soft-pink flowers. Height depends upon staking. Ultimately a small tree of variable form. Blooms in June. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Taxus media ‘Maureen’ Upright and narrow in form, this yew provides year-round vertical interest where space is limited. Useful as a single specimen, or in the mixed border. Requires no pruning. Grows slowly to 10’ or so. No more than 2’ wide. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’ Excellent as a vertical accent with its needle-like habit of growth, this deep green arborvitae proves itself most useful in areas of limited space. Grows slowly, eventually reaching 12’ or more. Sun to part shade. Zone 4.
Thuja orientalis ‘Franky Boy’ Dwarf evergreen useful for adding color and texture to the garden. Slow growing and slightly taller than wide. Yellow thread-like foliage takes on a bronze hue in winter. Grows to 4’ or more after many years. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Thuja orientalis ‘Morgan’ Dwarf and upright in habit with a wide middle tapering some toward the top. Yellow color during the summer turning bronze in winter. Dense fan-like foliage. Grows to 6’ or more. Shears well. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Viburnum plicatum t. ‘Mariesii’ Horizontally limbed viburnum bears panicles of white 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.
Weigela florida ‘Fine Wine’ Very nice contrast plant with handsome burgundy colored foliage. Forms a small mound growing just 3' high. Tubular rose-colored flowers appear in late spring. Good for the mixed border or as a foundation plant. Sun. Zone 5.
Weigela florida ‘My Monet’ Recent introduction with handsome variegated foliage. Forms a small mound growing just 3' high. Tubular rose-colored flowers appear in late spring. Good for the mixed border or as a foundation plant. Sun. Zone 5.
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ Excellent accent plant for dry sunny sites. Also good for massing or adding a touch of color and texture to the mixed border. Requires a well-drained soil. Sun. Zone 5.