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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub DEUTZIA gracilis ‘Nikko’ Slender Deutzia

Dwarf shrub covered with white flowers in June. Forms a graceful spreading mound. Foliage turns burgundy in the fall

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DEUTZIA ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia

A Proven Winner selection similar to D. ‘Nikko’ with very profuse pink bell-shaped spring blooms.  Tidy mounding habit.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DIERVILLA rivularis ‘Kodiak Orange’ Bush Honeysuckle

Adaptable native cultivar that is deer resistant and drought tolerant.  Typical small yellow blooms in summer followed by striking orange fall color.  Emerging spring foliage is also russet orange.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub DIERVILLA x splendens ‘Firefly Nightglow’ Bush Honeysuckle

This cultivar has dark burgundy foliage throughout the whole season!

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub DISANTHUS cercidifolius Redbud Hazel

Beautiful blue-green foliage similar to Cercis with fantastic fall color. Small dark purple flowers in the fall. A Witchhazel relative. In Vermont, best in moist, sheltered sites.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DISANTHUS cercidifolius ‘Ena Nishiki’ Redbud Hazel

A witchhazel relative with beautiful blue-green foliage similar to Cercis. This cultivar edged with white. Small dark purple flowers in the fall.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DISANTHUS cercidifolius ‘Rikyu’ Redbud Hazel

A more densely growing upright cultivar with typical glaucous foliage that is narrower and more heart-shaped.  Outstanding fall color.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus Redvein Enkianthus

A deciduous relative of rhododendron with small creamy, bell-shaped flowers veined in red.  Blooms in the spring.  Excellent fall color.

8-10 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus ‘Very Red’ Redvein Enkianthus

A smaller, more compact form with clusters of small, dark red bells in the spring.  Good red fall color.

5-6 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub EXOCHORDA x macrantha ‘Lotus Moon’ Pearlbush

Buds like a string of pearls open to single white 2″ flowers in May.  This cultivar from Bailey Nursery has lots of flowers and a compact, mounded habit.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS grandifolia ‘Cameron Weeping’ American Beech

Weeping form of our native Beech. More spreading than pendulous.

40 feet or more Sun 3
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica European Beech

The European beech makes an excellent trimmed hedge as seen here at Rocky Dale as well as a lovely and adaptable shade tree.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Ansorgei’ European Beech

Slow-growing form with very narrow, purple foliage.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ Fernleaf Beech

Dark green deeply lobed and incised leaves. Growth is columnar in youth, later spreading.  We’ll also offer this in a box ready to use as a screen.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Weeping European Beech

Much sought after yellow-leafed weeping form. Habit is graceful and narrow. Provide some shade to prevent leaf scorch.

8-10 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Cockleshell’ European Beech

A slow-growing columnar form with bright green rounded foliage.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’ Columnar European Beech

Columnar form with purple foliage.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Franken’ European Beech

A very slow-growing form with foliage heavily variegated with white on mature plants.

4-6 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Frisio’ European Beech

Dark purple leaves with undulating edges on a dense upright plant.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Fruticosa’ European Beech

A dwarf, often multi-stemmed form with typical green foliage and rounded habit.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Mercedes’ Dwarf European Beech

A dwarf form with narrow, willow-like foliage. Habit is shrubby and dense.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Pendula’ Weeping European Beech

This is the green leaf form with twisted and weeping branches much admired at the nursery.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’ Purple Weeping Beech

A seedling of F. ‘Purpurea Pendula’, but more narrow in growth with the top branches erect and secondary branches weeping.

20-25 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ Copper Beech

Large broad crown with persistent purple leaves.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea Nana’ Dwarf European Beech

This dwarf version of the purple beech is an excellent choice for the smaller garden.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Dwarf Weeping Beech

A slow-growing dwarf weeping form with purple foliage and wide, mounding habit.

6-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’ Columnar European Beech

A narrow-growing form with handsome burgundy foliage.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Riversii’ Copper Beech

Large broad crown with persistent purple leaves. One of the best.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Sandrode’ Dwarf European Beech

A dwarf cultivar that forms a small upright pyramid with attractive rounded foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’ Tabletop Beech

Stems and branches twisted, leaves normal. Horizontally growing to 12′. Fantastic winter silhouette.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tortuosa Purpurea’ Purple Tabletop Beech

Dwarf, flat-topped plant with purple leaves. Spreads horizontally.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tricolor’ Tricolor Beech

Dark green leaves with pink and cream variegation. Also listed as F. ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Outstanding when back-lit by the sun.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tyler’ Dwarf European Beech

A dense dwarf pyramid from Handy Nursury with pointed, notched leaves.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA koreana ‘Kumsun’ Forsythia

Dark green leaves netted with silver veins. Typical yellow flowers if the winter is not severe. Worth growing for the attractive foliage and arching habit. 

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA koreana ‘Suwan Gold’ Forsythia

Gold foliage form with an arching habit.  Excellent for partial shade. 

4-6 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA ‘Minigold Fiesta’ Forsythia

Foliage is variegated green and gold and is attractive all season. Golden yellow blooms in early spring.  After colder winters may not bloom, but worth growing for the foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA major Large Fothergilla

Largest species with wonderful fall color. Round white flower clusters in the spring.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA major ‘Blue Shadow’ Large Fothergilla

A sport of F. ‘Mt. Airy’ with beautiful powder blue foliage. Excellent vigor and typical round flower cluster in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA major ‘Mt. Airy’ Large Fothergilla

A vigorous Michael Dirr selection with upright habit and large flowers. Consistent fall color.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Crispa’ Dwarf European Ash

A very slow-growing cultivar with short branches and shiny green twisted foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ Ginkgo

Popular male clone with upright, oval habit and magnificent gold fall color.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Chi Chi’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf rounded multi-stemmed cultivar that develops protuberances on the trunk as it matures. An interesting silhouette.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Jade Butterflies’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Dainty jade-green leaves are lobed in such a way that they resemble butterflies. Vase-shaped semi-dwarf.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Laying Low’ Ginkgo

A wide-spreading cultivar that grows laterally.

8-10 feet wide Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Mariken’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A low spreading cultivar, 3′-6′ in 10 years.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Munchkin’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf irregular deciduous tree with leaves one fourth the normal size. rich golden autumn color.

24-26 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Spring Grove’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf form with deeply divided and cupped leaves. Estimated mature size is 10′.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GLEDITSIA triacanthos inermis ‘Sunburst’ Gold Honeylocust

New growth gold fading to light green.  Quite showy in the spring.  Compound foliage is lacy and creates light shade, better for lawns and perennial beds!  Attractive open form.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Arnold‘s Promise’ Witch Hazel

Profuse, fragrant yellow flowers in early spring. Nice foliage all season.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Jelena’ Witch Hazel

A cultivar with coppery orange flowers.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5