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Trees & Shrubs

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 ‘Nana’ Dwarf Hedge Maple

Compact, multistemmed cultivar with attractive dark foliage. Excellent choice for a low hedge.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER griseum Paper Bark Maple

Beautiful, exfoliating cinnamon bark and good fall color. Needs a protected site in Vermont.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER griseum x maximowiczianum ‘Cinnamon Flake’ Cinnamon Flake Hybrid Maple

Vigorous hybrid with a rounded canopy and striking cinnamon-colored flaking bark. Trifoliate leaves turn beautiful shades of red and orange in the fall.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ Full Moon Maple

Unique monkshood-like leaves with beautiful seed pods in spring and wonderful reddish purple foliage in fall.  Forms a small, spreading tree.

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

Large, 5-10 inch leaves are rounded and deeply lobed. Brilliant yellow to red fall color.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Ao Jutan’ Full Moon Maple

A low, wide-spreading form with deeply dissected green foliage brightly colored in the autumn.  

2 feet tall by 5 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 Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ Full Moon Maple

Deeply dissected leaves and pendulous habit. Wonderful fall color.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Oregon Fern’ Full Moon Maple

A small, upright tree with deeply dissected foliage and broad canopy.  Turns deep red to purple in the fall.

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

Very large, lobed leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall.  Forms a small, upright tree.

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

Olive green foliage is overlaid with burgundy and turns red in the autumn.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Taki No Gawa’ Full Moon Maple

Large orbicular leaves turn fantastic flaming shades in the fall.  Forms a broad-crowned upright tree.

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

A cultivar with lobed, grape-leaf -like foliage that emerges bronze, matures to green and turns back to beautiful sunset shades in the fall.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Yama Kagi’ Full Moon Maple

Vigorous grower with large, rounded crown and large, lobed foliage that turns brilliant shades in the fall.

15-20 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 ‘Bihou’ Japanese Maple

Beautiful bark and beautiful foliage make this plant a stunner.  New growth chartreuse flushed pink maturing to green then back to yellow and orange in the fall. Branches yellow-orange as well. This cultivar is listed as Zone 5b or 6 so should be sited very carefully.

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

Bright red new growth and purple-red foliage all season. One of the hardiest Japanese Maples.

15-20 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 ‘Crimson Queen’ Japanese Maple

One of the most popular lace leaf Japanese maples with excellent burgundy foliage and attractive mounding habit. Grows wider than tall.

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

Purple foliage 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 ‘Garnet’ Japanese Maple

Very finely dissected reddish leaves and mounding habit of growth. 

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Inabe Shidare’ Japanese Maple

A lace-leaf Japanese maple with deep purple spring foliage, turning more red in summer then to fiery red in fall.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Koto No Ito’ Japanese Maple

Japanese for “harp strings” this cultivar has very narrow dissected bright green foliage turning yellow to red in the autumn. Habit is vase-shaped.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Manyo no sato’ Japanese Maple

Dissected green foliage is irregularly splashed with purple. Fall color is orange and purple.

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

Bright yellow spring foliage is edged in orange. Summer color is yellow-green becoming gold in the autumn. Best with afternoon shade.

6-8 feet Part Shade 6
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 ‘Red Emperor’ 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 ‘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 ‘Shaina’ Japanese Maple

An upright, dwarf tree or shrub with rich maroon foliage through the season.

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

A mounding dissectum form with light green foliage edged in red. Turns orange shades in the fall.

2-3 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide 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 ‘Tsuma gaki’ Japanese Maple

Spring foliage is a soft yellow-green tipped in red.  Matures to green and colors to gold and orange in the fall.

6-10 feet Sun/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 ‘Waterfall’ Japanese Maple

A cascading form with vivid green dissected leaves and gold fall color. 

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Yama Nishiki’ Snow Peak Japanese Maple

Strong white variegation on the leaf margins make this a striking plant.  Grows into a small upright tree.  Keep out of afternoon sun for best coloration.

8-10 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 pseudoplatanus ‘Eskimo Sunset’ Sycamore Maple

Small tree with fabulous pink-splashed foliage. Best in some shade.

20-25 feet Part Shade 5
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 ‘Final Flame’ Pacific Rim Maple

Similar to Iseli Nursery’s intro A. ‘First Flame’, but even more brilliant, longer-lasting fall color.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
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 ‘Ice Dragon’ Jack Frost Korean Maple

From Iseli Nursery’s Jack Frost hybrids, this cultivar has a more cascading habit and finely dissected foliage.  Leaves emerge orange-red before turning green then color up again in the fall.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
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 saccharum ‘Apollo’ Columnar Sugar Maple

A semi-dwarf, narrow-growing cultivar with all the branches growing upward.

30 feet tall by 10 feet wide Sun 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