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Flowering Shrubs


AZALEA NORTHERN LIGHTS

Profuse clear yellow single flowers. Blooms late spring. Attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Extremely hardy; withstands bitter cold temperatures. Attractive bronze-red fall color. An attractive plant for specimen, foundation, hedge or naturalization. Prefers a well drained, acid soil.

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BARBERRY CONCORDE

A diminutive purple-leaf barberry with deep maroon purple foliage that becomes even more intense during fall. Small yellow flowers followed by bright red berries is heat tolerant. Slow growing. Perfect size for edging as a small hedge or for containers. Deciduous.

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BARBERRY GOLDEN RUBY

A dwarf variety that makes an impact in any garden with its coral-orange foliage that is accented with golden margins as the season progresses. Use in mass plantings or for accents. A very low-maintenance, slow growing selection that will probably never need pruning.

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BARBERRY HELMOND PILLAR

This upright deep purplish red column makes quite a statement in the landscape. The unique form is ideal as an architectural feature or for framing a doorway. Deciduous. Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.

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BARBERRY, CRIMSON PYGMY

A dwarf selection of the Japanese Red Barberry with a densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Small yellow flowers in spring produce bright red fruit and later combine with fall foliage colors of orange-scarlet. Compact habit; plant in full sun.

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BARBERRY, GOLDEN

A compact, dwarf Barberry. Vivid golden yellow foliage with an orange cast makes this a bright spot in any garden for most of the season. An excellent shrub to spice up mixed borders and stands up all season against dark evergreen. This shrub grows slowly but transplants easily and shears nicely.

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BARBERRY, ROSEY GLOW

This Barberry is perhaps the most beautiful and unique. It has an arching form and a different look for every season. Makes a startling single specimen. Allow to grow into its natural shape or into an interesting colorful hedge, which will be prickly enough to keep the most ardent intruder away. Plant in full sun for best color.

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BUSH HONEYSUCKLE

Foliage that emerges red and turns bronze green as it matures. Foliage is free of disease and insect problems. Small yellow flowers follow in late spring or early summer. The Bush Honeysuckle is a tough, low-growing shrub that tolerates many conditions and does well in sandy and dry soils.

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BUSH HONEYSUCKLE COOL SPLASH

An unusual accent plant, that immediately catches the eye. Medium green foliage is variegated with white on horizontally arching branches. Trumpet shaped yellow flowers appear in early summer and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Prune in fall or winter after the leaves have dropped. May also be used as a hedge or in mass plantings.

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CHOKEBERRY AUTUMN MAGIC

Native to North America. It is most often grown for its ornamental qualities: beautiful flowers in spring, dark-green foliage all summer, incredible fall foliage color (brilliant red) and clusters of dark blue to black fruits. The fruit stays on the plant all winter until it is consumed by birds -- often in the spring by early Robins and other fruit-eating birds.

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DOGWOOD, IVORY HALO

Changing beauty for every season. In spring you get fresh white-edged leaves, summer brings small cream-colored blossoms, followed by blue fruit. Autumn regales you with reddish-purple foliage, and winter wows you with bright red stems, visible at last when the leaves have fallen!

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EUONYMOUS, MOONSHADOW

With bright yellow centers surrounded by glossy, dark green margins, the foliage of Moonshadow brings welcome contrast to the garden. Vigorous yet compact, it's perfect for groundcovers, mass plantings or just a bright spot of color where you need it. Not particular about soil.

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EUONYMUS, DWARF BURNING BUSH

A must have for anyone looking for spectacular fall color! Desired for the intense scarlet red fall coloring. Interesting compact, mounded form displays attractive rich green leaves spring through summer. A unique branching structure of square stems and corky texture produces a nice winter characteristic.

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FORSYTHIA LYNNWOOD

Forsythia is the first of the old-fashioned deciduous flowering shrubs to bloom in spring. Sunrise is a showy, dense shrub introduction from Iowa State University that explodes in brilliant masses of yellow flowers covering the branches in April. A carefree shrub for spring beds and borders. Great for woodland and wild gardens.

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HOLLY BLUE BOY

Handsome hedge, background plant or specimen desired for its rich deeply colored foliage and stems. Excellent pollenizer for nearby female hollies.. Plant as single specimen (gorgeous under snowfall) or line it up for a reliably dense hedge. It came to represent the spirit of the vegetation and thus was common to cut for the winter solstice, hence our holiday decorating traditions.

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HOLLY BLUE GIRL

Hardiest of the hollies! Handsome hedge or specimen displays a profusion of bright red berries fall through winter. Use Blue Boy Holly as a pollenizer for berry set. Displays dense, blue green foliage throughout the year. Attracts birds and resistant to deer.

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LILAC BOOMERANG

Enjoy classic lilac fragrance for months instead of weeks! This revolutionary new kind of lilac, blooms in spring and then again throughout the summer. It does go through a rest period in the heat of the summer, then flowers. This compact, mounded variety fits easily into a fits easily into any landscape, and is ideal as a foundation planting or as part of the mixed border.

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LILAC, DWARF KOREAN

A dwarf, spreading variety of lilac with reddish-purple buds opening to single pale lilac flowers and small, dark green foliage. This ornamental shrub blooms profusely in late May with fragrant flowers at an early age. Compact and slow growing it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited.

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MAPLE AMUR COMPACT

Has a dense, compact, shrubby form, and it is multi-stemmed, fine to medium textured. It displays a fantastic fall color that ranges from orange to red. The fragrant clusters of small, pale yellow flowers in spring. Makes an excellent hedge or individual specimen shrub. Will tolerate shade, but develops a better fall color if grown in full sun.

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MOCKORANGE MN SNOWFLAKE

The perfume of mock orange blossoms is a sweet enough memory to last all year in the garden. Newer compact varieties are your best bet for a plant you can tuck away and forget about until it comes into bloom in early summer. The larger varieties make useful screen plants. Pest-free and drought tolerant.

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MOCKORANGE, GOLDEN

The sweetly fragrant flowers and gorgeous golden foliage combine for an elegant effect. The leaves emerge brilliant golden in the spring, fading to a pleasing lime-green by summer. Deliciously sweet white flowers delight the senses in late spring around approximately June. Best with light shade and moderate water.

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NINEBARK LITTLE DEVIL

A compact Ninebark, has a dense, rounded habit and deep, wine-colored leaves that create a big impact in small spaces. In spring, clusters of small pinkish white flowers offer a bright contrast against the dark foliage. A handsome little shrub for average soil and full sun.

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NINEBARK, CENTER GLO

Striking newly emerging foliage is bright rosy red with a golden yellow center. Foliage matures to deep burgundy followed by clusters of contrasting white flowers and finally bright red fruit. A great background shrub or informal hedge. Excellent for sunny spots of woodland or wild gardens.

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POTENTILLA, MCKAY'S WHITE

Creamy white one inch flowers cloak this rugged yet beautiful gracefully arching Potentilla. Deciduous, dense, rounded shrub with creamy white blooms from June and will last well into the late growing season. Very cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant.

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RHODODENDRON P.J.M.

One of the hardiest Rhododendrons for the upper Midwest. Masses of lavender-pink flowers bloom in early spring putting on a spectacular show. Produces glossy green foliage throughout the growing season and changes to a pleasing rich mahogany in the fall. P.J.M. is a very adaptable and easy Rhododendron to grow.

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SANDCHERRY, PURPLE LEAF

Masses of fragrant light pink flowers in early spring and deep purple foliage. A beautiful accent plant either as a multi-trunk shrub or single trunk specimen tree. Try growing as a front yard foundation accent or place in spaces between driveways. Regular pruning is required to maintain its vigor and upright habit.

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SNOWBERRY

The small clusters of pink flowers in the spring become the egg-white berries of late summer which last on the plant until nearly spring. The berries are rarely heavy laden, but instead seem to float lightly in the air, all about the plant. This and their small, scattered leaf pattern, give the plant a low but airy quality.

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SPIREA, ALPINE

A dwarf, spreading shrub with finely textured blue-green foliage on slender branches and holds masses of showy pink flower clusters in early summer. It's beautiful flowers are perfect for cutting and arrangements. This is another variety of Spirea that is a good selection for gardens with limited space.

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SPIREA, GOLDFLAME

Prized for its ability to present color in every season. The color show starts in spring, with crimson-red new foliage that later fades to yellow, then green. Clusters of small pink flowers arrive in early to mid-summer. When cooler temperatures arrive, the foliage turns a fiery bronze.

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SPIREA, GOLDMOUND

One of the best of the low growing, deciduous shrubs, has vibrant golden spring foliage that cools to a yellowish green in summer then turns a rich, yellowish orange in fall. Tiny pink flower clusters cover the foliage in late spring to mid-summer. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Grow in full sun.

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SPIREA, MAGIC CARPET

Award-winning shrub that offers vibrant foliage and flower color. Vibrant red shoots emerge in spring and mature into rich bronze. Clusters of deep pink flowers cover the plant in early summer and contrast nicely with the foliage. In autumn, foliage changes to russet tones that retain their beauty and color well into November.

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SPIREA, RENAISSANCE

A beautiful white flowering shrub. Arching boughs blossom in mid to late spring that are stunning on cloudy days or in moonlight. Also popular and useful as a cut flower. Fountain shape makes it an ideal specimen. Orange red fall color.

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SPIREA, SNOWMOUND

An excellent dwarf shrub, with dense dark green foliage and masses of pure white flowers in May. Great for use as a foundation plant, in the shrub border or in a perennial garden. This deciduous shrub prefers full sun to partial of moisture. Cut flowers are very beautiful in arrangements.

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SUMAC, TIGER EYE

A beautiful golden-leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. New growth is a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing to yellow, both colors contrasting nicely with the rosy-pink leaf stems. Foliage is very lacy and dramatic. As magnificent as the summer colors are, the dramatic effect of yellow, orange and intense scarlet in autumn are unparalleled.

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VIBURNUM ,BLUE MUFFIN

Is a beautiful, multi-stemmed shrub that puts on a lovely spring show with a profusion of creamy white flowers. It blooms in June above the glossy, dark green foliage. Then it makes another spectacular display in autumn with clusters of blue-black fruit amid brilliant yellow foliage.

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WEIGELA MY MONET

Variegated foliage in rich shades of green, pink, and cream is eye catching and will brighten up any part of the garden. Dwarf, mounding foliage to 12 to 18 inches tall is covered with bright pink flowers in spring.

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WEIGELA, MINUET

Enjoy a spectacular display in May of fragrant rosy-pink blooms with ruby-red color on exterior and lilac-purple lobes with a yellow throat. It's compact, rounded shape is very attractive and this plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Fits beautifully with romantic cottage garden compositions and causal country gardens.

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WEIGELA, DARK HORSE

With a dense, spreading habit, the Dark Horse fits wonderfully into small gardens and deserves high profile locations in foundation planting. Generous clusters of magenta pink flowers stand out boldly against bronze leaves with striking lime green venation.

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WEIGELA, JAVA RED

One of the oldest Weigela's, a compact, mounding shrub displays attractive red buds that open to deep pink blooms. Deep green foliage has interesting purplish-bronze cast. One of the best features of any Weigela, is that it's user friendly and very reliable. Extremely hardy.

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WEIGELA, RED PRINCE

The most important characteristic of this plant is its ability to hold its red flower color as they age rather than taking on a purplish tint which often happens with other varieties. Useful in a background planting, flowering screen or in shrub borders to make a bold statement in the landscape.

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WEIGELA, WINE & ROSES

Intoxicating, dark burgundy leaves shimmer like a fine wine on this award winning high performance shrub! Startling hot rosy-pink flowers add a touch of romance when displayed against the dark glossy foliage and adds contrast in the garden. This variety produces copious amounts of flowers in spring.

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WINTERBERRY, JIM DANDY

An extremely hardy holly with rich deep green foliage on a dense oval-rounded form. New foliage is a glossy red bronze which then turns dark green with a leathery look in summer. Plant as a pollinator for other Winterberry varieties, such as the Red Sprite Winterberry.

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