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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Ruby Glow’ Witch Hazel

Cultivar with coppery red, kinked and twisted petals in early spring.  

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

Bicolor spidery blooms have red petals tipped in yellow.

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

Rich dark red-purple flowers in early spring on a vase-shaped bush.  Blue-green spring foliage matures to dark green.

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

Multi-stemmed native shrub of rounded habit. Ribbon-like red-purple flowers in very early spring. Attractive purple-tinted foliage darkens to deep red-purple in autumn.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HEPTACODIUM miconioides Seven Son Flower

Chinese native with long, fragrant white flower clusters in autumn.  The flower calyx turns reddish pink later in the fall. Attractive peeling bark and rose-purple fruits provide further interest.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HEPTACODIUM miconioides ‘Red Select’ Seven Son Flower

A selection from Summer Hill Nursery whose flower calyx turn a brighter red than the species after the petals drop.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Blue Satin’ Rose of Sharon

Rich, royal blue flowers with darker throat. Stronger growing than H. ‘Bluebird’.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ Rose of Sharon

Masses of ruffled double lavender blooms in summer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘White Chiffon’ Rose of Sharon

Pure white double blooms in summer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HUMULUS lupulus ‘Summer Shandy’ Golden Hops

Vigorous vine with bright golden foliage.  Grown for ornament, not brewing!

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens Annabelle’ Snowhill Hydrangea

Excellent, hardy, shade tolerant shrub flowering in July with clusters of rounded white blooms.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Haas’ Halo’ Smooth Hydrangea

This new cultivar has very large lace cap flowers on sturdy stems.  Green leathery foliage has an attractive bluish cast.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Incrediball’ Smooth Hydrangea

Enormous flower heads tightly packed with white flowers. They begin flowering in June and continue till frost. The flowers last for months when cut.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Incrediball Blush’ Smooth Hydrangea

The flower power and strong stems of H. ‘Incrediball’ with pale silvery pink mophead blooms.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Limetta’ Smooth Hydrangea

Soft green flowers age to jade on a compact plant. Blooms through the summer on strong stems.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Mini Mauvette’ Smooth Hydrangea

Mauve mophead flowers on strong stems through the summer.  Shorter than older forms.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Ruby’ Smooth Hydrangea

Beautiful two-toned pink and ruby flowers on strong, stems.  Good rebloomer.  Foliage dark green.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Wee White’ Smooth Hydrangea

A dwarf form with lots of pure white flowers on strong stems.

12-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’ Big-leaf Hydrangea

Rich blue lacecaps through the summer on a vigorous plant.

3-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Berry White’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large cones of white flowers open in July and shade to deep pink as the summer progresses.  Strong stems hold the flowers upright.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Bobo’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large white flower clusters on strong stems fade to pink in the fall. This is a new dwarf cultivar.

3 feet tall by 4 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Bombshell’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Clusters of creamy white flowers cover this new dwarf, dense-growing Pee Gee hydrangea from midsummer to fall. Blooms fade to rose-pink.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Dharuma’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Open conical clusters of blooms like H. ‘Tardiva’ on a more compact plant. Flowers in midsummer.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Diamond Rouge’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large white flower heads in July deepen to red earlier in the season than other Pee Gee types.  These are held on strong stems.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Great Star’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

An elegant new Pee Gee hydrangea introduction from France. Large, star-shaped, sterile flowers are interspersed with subtle, small fertile flowers. Flowers midsummer to fall.

6-7 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Lavalamp Candelabra’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large cones of white flowers shade to deep pink as the summer progresses.  Strong red stems hold the flowers upright and provide winter interest.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Lavalamp Flare’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Cones of white flowers age to deep pink on a compact plant.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Lavalamp Moonrock’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large cones of white flowers are topped with lime green.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Limelight’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large, lime-green flowers in late summer mature to cream and pink. Blooms from an early age. Available in tree and shrub form.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Little Lime’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

A dwarf form of H. ‘Limelight’ with smaller lime-green flowers that mature to cream and pink in the fall.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Little Quick Fire’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

A dwarf form of H. ‘Quickfire’ with the same early blooming panicles turning  pink as the summer progresses.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Striking, upright clusters of pink and white flowers from midsummer on. Available in tree and shrub form.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Quick Fire’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

New early blooming cultivar. Flowers start in early summer and they quickly turn deep pink. Attractive red stems. Available in tree and shrub form.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Strawberry Sundae’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Like H. ‘Vanilla Strawberry with a more compact habit. Creamy white blooms emerge in midsummer changing to pink then rosy red.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Tardiva’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

White to pink flowers in late summer-fall are lacier, more open than other Pee Gee types. Wide-spreading.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large blooms start out white, changing to a soft pink and finally deeper red. Blooms throughout the summer.

6-7 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘White Diamonds’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

A new compact cultivar with upright white panicles fading to pink.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘White Moth’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Very large florets create a lacy effect midsummer into fall.  Before H. ‘Quickfire’ this was the earliest blooming Pee Gee type.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Yuki Gessho’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Foliage is variegated with splashes of cream.  Typical white cone flowers turn pink as they mature.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea

Large woody vine with lacy white flower heads in summer and attractive peeling bark.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Munchkin’ Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact, dense-growing form with large pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer fading to rose. Attractive exfoliating bark and brilliant red fall color.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’ Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact, dense-growing form with large dome-shaped panicles of white flowers cover the plant to the ground. Summer blooms fade to dusty rose. Attractive exfoliating bark and brilliant red fall color.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Blue Billow’ Mountain Hydrangea

A hardier blue lace cap. Has bloomed in the garden for many years with no winter protection.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Preziosa’ Mountain Hydrangea

Small mopheads of white to pink flowers on maroon stems age to deeper rose-purple as the summer progresses.  

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’ Mountain Hydrangea

Like H. ‘Tuff Stuff’, this blooms on old and new wood, but on a more compact plant.  It has the same  blue (or pink) lace cap flowers.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Tuff Stuff’ Mountain Hydrangea

A new cultivar of the tough mountain hydrangea that reblooms on new wood.  Lace cap flowers have pink (or blue) florets with contrasting white eyes.  Color varies with soil acidity.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Tuff Stuff Red’ Mountain Hydrangea

A new cultivar of the tough mountain hydrangea that reblooms on new wood.  Lace cap flowers open two-toned green and red maturing to all red.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Golden Verboom’ Winterberry

Vivid golden yellow fruit held through the winter.  Try with some red-twig dogwood to brighten up the winter blahs.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ Winterberry

A pollinator for I. ‘Red Sprite’. Dwarf form.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Little Goblin Orange’ Winterberry

A Proven Winners selection with large bright orange berries on a more dwarf plant.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3