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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub ABELIA mosanensis Fragrant Abelia

A deciduous Abelia with fragrant white flowers opening from pink buds in spring. Fall foliage is attractive also!

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum White Forsythia

Fragrant, early spring-blooming shrub with blush-white forsythia-like flowers.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER campestre ‘Carnival’ Variegated Hedge Maple

A variegated hedge maple with pink and white foliage. Plant in a protected site to avoid burning on the leaves. Great small specimen tree.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER campestre ‘Jade Patina’ Hedge Maple

Attractive dark green, lobed leaves turn yellow in the fall. Branching is dense and form is rounded. Can be pruned to make a dense hedge.

25-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Abby’s Weeping’ Full Moon Maple

A dwarf weeping tree with deeply dissected foliage and low mounding habit.  Turns brilliant colors in the fall.

2-3 feet high by 3-5 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Branford Beauty’ Full Moon Maple

Unique monkshood-like leaves on a low wide-spreading tree.

4 feet high by 10 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ Full Moon Maple

Large, rounded foliage is tinted with orange in the spring, matures to green and then turns a lovely pumpkin orange in the fall.  Habit is open and bushy.

6-10 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Fairy Lights’ Full Moon Maple

A slow-growing cultivar with deeply dissected foliage and an upright bush-like form.  Amazing fall color.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Amagi shigure’ Japanese Maple

Beautiful purply-pink foliage with darker veins turns red to orange in the fall.  A slow-growing upright cultivar.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Amber Ghost’ Japanese Maple

Pink to amber spring foliage is highlighted by darker veins.  The leaves mature to deeper amber then turn fiery red and gold in the fall.  A Buchholz Nursery intro.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Baby Lace’ Japanese Maple

Tiny dissected red-orange foliage on a dwarf plant!

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Butterfly’ Japanese Maple

Green with white margined leaves maturing to gray-green with cream and rose variegation.  Leaves turn red-purple in the fall. Growth habit is upright and vase shaped.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Chuguji’ Japanese Maple

Yellow foliage is tipped with red in the spring.  Quite striking.  Small, dense-growing habit.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Emperor 1’ Japanese Maple

Similar to A. ‘Bloodgood’, but leafs out later in the season, helping it to avoid spring frosts.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Fairy Hair’ Japanese Maple

A dwarf cultivar with very fine hair-like green foliage and orange fall color.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Hana Matoi’ Japanese Maple

Striking dissected purple spring foliage is overlaid with pink and cream! Habit is dwarf and mounding.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Lima Gold’ Japanese Maple

Tiny, deeply lobed foliage is lime-green in spring eventually turning straw yellow in the fall.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Orangeola’ Japanese Maple

A cultivar with a mounding habit and dissected orange-red foliage in the spring.  Fall color is also a fiery orange to red.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese Maple

An excellent lace leaf cultivar with outstanding burgundy foliage and mounding habit.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Ruby Stars’ Japanese Maple

Star-like ruby red leaves in the spring mature to green followed by a second flush of red leaves late in the season.  Forms a dwarf, upright tree.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Summer Gold’ Japanese Maple

Bright gold foliage matures to light green. Can be grown in full sun without burning.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’ Japanese Maple

Dissected, red leafed form with crimson fall color. Habit is mounding, wider than tall.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Taylor’ Japanese Maple

Luminescent pink foliage in spring matures to green edged in pink.  Forms a dwarf upright bush.

4-6 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Viridis’ Japanese Maple

Lacy green foliage on a mounding small tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Yatsubusa Kiyohime’ Japanese Maple

Forms a low growing shrub with small leaves that are flushed red in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER pseudosieboldianum Korean Maple

Small trees similar to Japanese Maples, but hardier. Leaves silver beneath. Excellent fall color in shades of yellow, orange and red.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER x pseudosieboldianum ‘Arctic Jade’ Jack Frost Korean Maple

An Iseli introduction from their Jack Frost series — crosses between the Japanese maple and the hardier Korean Maple.  This cultivar with large dissected green foliage turning shades of orange and red in the fall.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER x pseudosieboldianum ‘Dark Star’ Korean Maple

From Iseli Nursery, this cultivar has deep red spring foliage maturing to olive green in summer.  Habit is upright and narrow.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER x pseudosieboldianum ‘First Flame’ Pacific Rim Maple

From Iseli’s Pacific Rim collection, this hybrid has colorful yellow to red spring foliage that matures to green tipped with red.  Orange to burgundy colors return in the fall.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER x pseudosieboldianum ‘North Wind’ Jack Frost Korean Maple

From Iseli Nursery’s Jack Frost hybrids, this cultivar has new growth emerging red, maturing green then back to brilliant scarlet-orange in the autumn.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER rubrum ‘Vanity’ Red Maple

Shrimp pink spring growth matures to green and white on this dense-growing red maple.  Becomes more pink to red in the fall.

30-40 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER saccharum ‘Monumentale’ Columnar Sugar Maple

A VERY narrow growing cultivar with all the branches growing upward. When 12 feet tall its only 1 foot wide!

12-15 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ACER saccharum ‘Newton Sentry’ Sugar Maple

A slow grower with a strongly upright form reaching 30 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Brilliant yellow, orange and some red color are displayed in fall.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ACER saccharum x griseum ‘Sugarflake’ Hybrid Maple

Introduced by Buchholz nursery this hybrid combines the hardiness and fall color of the sugar maple with the exfoliating bark of the paper bark maple!

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ Full Moon Maple

Beautifully rounded leaves of soft gold. Best in light shade.

9-10 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Full Moon Maple

Rusty colored leaves radiate in an almost circular pattern. A medium-sized shrubby tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Jordon’ Full Moon Maple

A bright yellow foliage form that holds its color well through the summer.  Sun tolerant and vigorous.  Fabulous fall color in gold and reds.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Mirte’ Full Moon Maple

Unique coppery brown spring foliage matures to green and then turns golden orange in the fall.  Habit is upright.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’ Full Moon Maple

Emerging spring leaves are a vivid carmine red with lime green veins. Mature foliage is gold. More sun tolerant than A. shirasawanum ‘Aureum’.  Strong, upright branching form.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Mr. Sun’ Full Moon Maple

From Buchholz Nursery, a cultivar with very sharply pointed green foliage reminiscent of a child’s drawing of the sun.  Yellow to orange fall color.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Seasons of Change’ Full Moon Maple

Colorful red-toned foliage on either end of the season on this small upright tree.  New stems are also purple.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Yasemin’ Full Moon Maple

Leaves are are a beautiful reddish-purple, finely dissected and strongly serrated.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER triflorum Three-Flowered Maple

Similar to A. griseum but exfoliating bark is buff and tree is much hardier.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER x freemanii ‘Starbright’ Freeman Maple

Hybrid of silver and red maples with foliage splashed with gold.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ACTINIDIA kolomitka ‘Arctic Beauty’ Hardy Arctic Kiwi

A fast-growing vine with new growth tipped in pink and white. This is a male cultivar and won’t produce fruit.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACTINIDIA kolomitka ‘Red Beauty’ Hardy Arctic Kiwi

Fruit-bearing selection of Arctic Kiwi. Fruit is small and smooth-skinned like a large grape. It does not have the dramatic spring variegation of A. ‘Arctic Beauty’ which is its pollinator.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub AESCULUS parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye

A large shrub with great foliage and white bottle-brush flowers in July. Wide-spreading, it will form a dense thicket.

8-12 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub AESCULUS x carnea ‘Marginata’ Red Horse Chestnut

Dark green palmate leaves are  irregularly edged in yellow.  Large showy panicles of deep red flowers in spring.  Habit is oval and rounded.

30-40 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub AMELANCHIER alnifolia ‘Obelisk’ Serviceberry

A new slender-growing form that only gets 4 feet wide.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub AMELANCHIER ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry

A large multi-stem shrub or small tree with white flowers in very early spring. Foliage is blue-green turning red in the autumn. Red berries in summer mature to purple and are edible. Excellent native for groves or border.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3