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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub MALUS ‘Ruby Tears’ Flowering Crabapple

Naturally weeping branches are covered with pink blossoms in the spring. The burgundy foliage provides interesting color all season long and is followed by attractive dark red fruit in the fall.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MALUS sargentii ‘Pendula’ Weeping Sargent Crabapple

Flat mounding to weeping habit makes this a unique small specimen.. The clean foliage is disease resistant.The pink buds open to pure white followed by small red fruits in fall.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MALUS sargentii ‘Tina’ Flowering Crabapple

A dwarf form of M. sargentii. Small white flowers and red fruit. Grows as wide as tall.

6-8 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub MALUS sargentii ‘Tina’s Weeper’ Weeping Sargent Crab

A dwarf weeping form that can be used as a groundcover.  Typical blossoms and fruit.

12 inches tall by 4-6 feet wide Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MALUS ‘Snowdrift’ Flowering Crabapple

Pink buds open to white spring flowers on an attractive rounded tree.  Foliage is glossy green and the orange-red fruit is persistent and glossy.

15-20 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MALUS x zumi var. calocarpa Redbud Crabapple

Attractive white flowering cultivar with persistant red fruit. Habit is dense, rounded to spreading.

15-20 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub NYSSA sylvatica ‘Autumn Cascade’ Weeping Black Tupelo

A weeping form of our native Tupelo. Glossy foliage with great fall color.

40 feet or more Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub NYSSA sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ Black Tupelo

A stunning cultivar with new growth red, maturing to shiny green and awesome red fall color.  Attractive, pyramidal habit.

40-50 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub OXYDENDRON arboreum Sourwood

Summer blooming large shrub or small tree with white lily-of-the-valley flowers in pendant clusters. Fall and spring color of foliage is brilliant red.

25-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia ‘Star Showers’ Virginia Creeper

A variegated form of this vigorous native vine with foliage mottled with cream.  Takes on pink tones as the weather cools.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHILADELPHUS ‘Buckley’s Quill’ Mock Orange

Compact growth, white fragrant flowers with up to 30 quill-like petals.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub PHILADELPHUS lewisii ‘Blizzard’ Mock Orange

Very hardy cultivar covered with single white fragrant flowers in June.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 2
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Amber Jubilee’ Common Ninebark

A hybrid between P. ‘Dart’s Gold’ and ‘Diablo’ with colorful orange and gold new growth maturing to lime green. Fall color is red and purple!

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Center Glow’ Common Ninebark

Glowing copper-green new growth deepens to bright red. From the University of Minnesota.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Fireside’ Common Ninebark

A new hybrid with deep red-purple foliage that holds its color well through the summer.

5-7 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Lemon Candy’ Common Ninebark

A compact cultivar with gold foliage and white flowers.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Little Devil’ Common Ninebark

An improved compact Ninebark that doesn’t require pruning. Attractive bronze foliage and nice clusters of early summer white flowers. Pest and disease resistant.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Obsidian’ Common Ninebark

A Klyn Nursery intro with glossy dark maroon foliage on a compact plant.  Typical white flowers in late spring.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius ‘Tiny Wine Gold’ Common Ninebark

A new dwarf ninebark introduced by Proven Winners.  Small, bright yellow new growth contrasts with the white-pink spring blooms.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub POPULUS tremuloides Quaking Aspen

A tough native tree adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Small ovate leaves flutter in the breeze and turn bright yellow in the fall. Pyramidal habit.

40 feet or more Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub POTENTILLA fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’ Shrubby Cinquefoil

Light pink flowers through the summer on a compact, fine-textured plant.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS ‘Contender’ Peach

A vigorous and productive new peach for the north! Buds are hardier and blooms later, so more suitable for our climate. Flesh is bright yellow, sweet and juicy and ripens mid to late August. Good disease resistance. Self-fertile.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS incisa ‘Little Twist’ Flowering Cherry

A dwarf cherry with zigzag stems. Cluster of pink-centered white flowers in early spring. We’ll have trained as a standard.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS maritima Beach Plum

Quick growing attractive native shrub. Pretty white spring flowers that appear before the foliage and small purple edible plums are good for fresh eating, and jams/jellies. Tolerant of salt and poor soils.

3-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS ‘North Star’ Sour Cherry

A genetic dwarf selected at the University of MN. Very productive sour pie cherry. Self-fertile.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS ‘Reliance’ Peach

One of the hardiest peaches available. Medium sized fruit, flesh is bright yellow, soft & juicy, ripening late July to early August. Self-fertile.

15-20 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS sargentii ‘Spring Wonder’ Sargent Cherry

This beautiful flowering cherry tree has single pink flowers in the spring that mature into small, reddish-black fruit. Its new leaves start out purple, turning shiny, dark green in the summer. Yellow to red fall foliage. Habit is upright and vase-shaped. Selected by Dr. Harold Pellett of the MN Landscape Development Center.

15-25 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS ‘Stanley’ Prune Plum

Deep purple oval fruit with golden flesh.  Ripens in September and self-pollinating.

10-15 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS subhirtella ‘Pink Snow Showers’ Weeping Cherry

A beautiful weeping cherry with double pink flowers.  The leaves stay a glossy green throughout the growing season.

15-25 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS subhirtella ‘Snow Fountains’ Weeping Cherry

A weeping form covered with clouds of white flowers in early spring.

12-15 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub PRUNUS ‘White Gold’ Sweet Cherry

Yellow sweet fruit blushed red ripen midseason.  Plants are self-fertile and disease-resistant.

20-25 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PYRUS ‘Golden Spice’ Pear

A very hardy pear with small yellow fruit blushed red.  Best for canning, okay for eating.  Fireblight resistant.  Use to pollinate ‘Ure’.

15-20 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub PYRUS Pear Espalier Pear

We will offer Bartlett pears trained as espaliers.  

as trained Sun 4
Tree/Shrub PYRUS salicifolia ‘Pendula’ Weeping Silver Pear

Unusual specimen with irregular pendulous branches and foliage. White flowers in spring followed by small inedible pears.

8-12 feet 4
Tree/Shrub PYRUS ‘Ure’ Pear

A super hardy pear developed in Canada.  Juicy green-yellow 2” fruit ripens in mid-August. Pollinate with ‘Golden Spice’

15-20 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS alba White Oak

Large-growing northeast native with attractive lobed foliage. Drought-tolerant. Magnificent specimen.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS bicolor Swamp White Oak

Excellent native oak tolerant of both wet and dry soils.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS ellipsoidalis ‘Majestic Skies’ Northern Pin Oak

A selection with more symmetrical branching and darker green foliage than the species.  Excellent red fall color.

50-60 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS palustris ‘Green Dwarf’ Dwarf Pin Oak

A slow-growing dwarf form with dense habit and shiny green leaves. Turns orange red in the fall.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS rubra Northern Red Oak

Fastest growing of the Oaks and one of the easiest to transplant. Lustrous green foliage turns crimson in the fall.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub QUERCUS x warei ‘Nadler’ Kindred Spirit Oak

A hybrid of Q. bicolor and Q. robur ‘Fastigiata’, this sister seedling of Q. ‘Regal Prince’ has a denser growth habit.  It will only be 6’ wide when it’s 35’ tall.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Aglo’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Masses of coral-pink flowers in early May. A small-leaved, compact variety that is very hardy and reliable.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘April White’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Covers itself in early spring with double white flowers. A small-leaved variety that is compact and tidy.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON arborescens Sweet Azalea

This eastern native azalea has fragrant white to pale pink flowers with contrasting red stamens.  Blooms in late spring and the fall color is red to purple.  Grows fast with an open habit.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Boule de Neige’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Slow-growing and compact to 5′ with large pure white flowers. One of the hardiest of the large-leaved types.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Capistrano’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Beautiful, frilly lemon-yellow flowers. Dense, mounding habit. Considered one of David Leach’s best yellows. Large-leaved.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Crete’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Pink buds open to white blooms. Large leaves with beige indumentum. Typical low mounding form of a Yak hybrid.

2-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON cumberlandense Cumberland Azalea

These are plants from seed collected by one of our customers from the mountains of Virginia.  They’ve been growing in South Starksboro!  Bright red-orange flowers in late June/early July.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Electric Lights Double Pink’ Deciduous Azalea

A deciduous  azalea developed at the University of Minnesota with showy double pink blossoms in the spring.

6-7 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Florence Parks’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A floriferous, hardy dark purple rhododendron with attractive dark green foliage bred in New Hampshire by Joe Parks.

5-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4