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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub Abelia mosanensis ‘Sweet Emotion’ Fragrant Abelia

Clusters of very fragrant, pale pink flowers through spring on a nicely rounded shrub that has good fall color.

60-72 inches Sun/Part Shade 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 Fire’ Pacific Rim Maple

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

15-20 feet 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
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 Red Maple

A Vermont native shade tree with a fiery red fall color.

45-50 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
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 ‘Blue Moon’ Full Moon Maple

Bronze spring foliage becomes yellow-green in the summer.  A sister seedling to A. ‘Moonrise’ and more chartreuse than A. ‘Aureum’.

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

A low, mounding cultivar with dissected foliage colorful through the season.  Emerging leaves are red, turning green with a red edge then back to red in the fall!

2 feet tall by 4 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 5