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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakusimanum ‘Skookum’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Slow growing to 4′ with bright red flowers and white filaments.

2-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakusimanum ‘Yaku Prince’ Evergreen Rhododendron

This Yak hybrid has pink blooms with dark spotting. Slender olive green leaves.

3-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakusimanum ‘Yaku Princess’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Apple-blossom pink buds open to blush white flowers in clusters. Buff colored indumentum under olive leaves. Habit is low and dense.

3-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakusimanum ‘Yaku Sunrise’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Blush pink flowers edged in darker rose held in rounded clusters. The leaves are dark green and  slightly curved with thick indumentum underneath. Though listed as Zone 6, we’ve done well with the yak hybrids here, so we’re going to give this one a try!

2-3 feet Part Shade/Shade 6
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Long’s Yakushimanum’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Pink buds open to white blooms on a dense, low-growing mound.

2-3 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yedoense var. poukhanense Korean Azalea

A low-spreading, early-blooming azalea with rosy-lilac blooms.  Semi-evergreen foliage turns red in the autumn.

3-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHUS aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

Excellent for bank control. Glossy green foliage turns scarlet to orange in the fall.

28-30 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHUS copallina ‘Lanham Purple’ Shining Sumac

Purple-red leaves and stems with fabulous bright red fall color. Good for naturalizing large areas. Spreads. Drought tolerant.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHUS typhina ‘Laciniata’ Staghorn Sumac

Finely cut pinnate foliage on fuzzy stems turns brilliant colors in the fall.  Upright clusters of red fruit are eaten by the birds.  Suckers and is very drought tolerant.  A tough native.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHUS typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ Cutleaf Sumac

Bright yellow cutleaf foliage contrasts with fuzzy purple-pink stems. Slow-spreading and great fall color.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ROBINIA pseudoacacia ‘Twisty Baby’ Contorted Locust

Irregular spreading form of our native locust with twisted foliage and stems.  Forms a small tree or multi-stemmed shrub and the pinnately compound foliage turns yellow in the fall. 

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Above and Beyond’ Hardy Climbing Rose

A Bailey Nurseries First Editions introduction, this is a super hardy climber with profuse semi-double apricot blooms in spring.  Some repeat bloom in summer.  Disease-resistant.

10-12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Apricot Drift’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Low-growing groundcover rose with excellent disease resistance. Beautiful double apricot blooms through the summer.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Blanc de Coubert’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

Fragrant double white flowers over typical rugose foliage. Repeat bloomer.

6-8 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Champagne Wishes’ Easy Elegance Shrub Rose

Apricot buds open to double creamy white flowers tinged with apricot.  Blooms late spring through the fall.  The plant is hardy and disease-resistant.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

Single flesh-pink blooms open from pointed buds. Excellent hips.

2-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Graham Thomas’ Climbing Rose

Fragrant, double, rich yellow blooms on a vigorous climber. From David Austin known for creating old-fashioned style flowers that repeat bloom.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Hansa’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

Fragrant double red-violet blooms on a vigorous plant. Recurrent. Large meaty rose hips.

4-6 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘High Voltage’ Easy Elegance Rose

An Easy Elegance rose from Bailey nursery with lots of double yellow blooms on upright canes through the summer.  Foliage is clean and disease-resistant.

4-5 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA hugonis Father Hugo's Rose

Lovely 2” pale yellow single flowers cover this rose in late spring.  Small red hips follow in late summer.

6-8 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Knock Out’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Cerise buds open to cherry-red single blooms. Very disease-resistant. Crown hardy to Zone 4 when mulched.

2-4 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Livin La Vida’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Bright coral, double flowers through the summer over glossy dark green foliage.

2-3 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Lotty’s Love’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

A hardy First Edition rose with very large, cinnamon-scented semi-double mauve blooms.  Everblooming.  Typical disease-resistant Rosa rugosa foiage.

3-4 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Mystic Fairy’ Easy Elegance Shrub Rose

Everblooming clusters of red blooms with pink tones. Disease-resistant.

30-36 inches Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘New Dawn’ Climbing Rose

Fragrant, double blush-pink blooms through the summer over glossy, disease-resistant foliage. 

10-12 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA Oso Easy ‘Paprika’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Bright orange blooms fade to a yellow-centered coral on a mounding plant. Everblooming and disease-resistant.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Ramblin’ Red’ Climbing Rose

A R. ‘Henry Kelsey’ seedling with better red color and better disease resistance.

8-10 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Red Drift’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Low-growing groundcover rose with excellent disease resistance.  Small red flowers through the summer.

18-24 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA rugosa Rugosa Shrub Rose

Flowers are single pink and fragrant followed by orange-red hips. Has great hardiness and durablility.

6-8 feet Sun 2
Tree/Shrub ROSA rugosa ‘Alba’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

The white form of the hardy rugosa rose.  Same great fragrance and large hips.

6-8 feet Sun 2
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Screaming Neon Red’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Brilliant single red flowers through the season.  Hardy and disease resistant.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Sea Foam’ Hardy Shrub Rose

Clusters of small, double white flowers. Everblooming late into the fall.

2-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Therese Bugnet’ Rugosa Shrub Rose

Large soft pink double flowers are fragrant. Foliage is an attractive gray-green. Repeat bloomer.

5-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘William Baffin’ Hardy Climbing Explorer Rose

Clusters of double pink flowers. Repeat bloomer. Very hardy.

6-8 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub ROSA ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ Bourbon Climbing Rose

Profuse semi-double cerise blooms cover this rose in spring and again in the fall.  Very fragrant!  Added bonus are nearly thornless canes and mildew-resistant foliage.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RUBUS cockburnianus ‘Golden Vale’ Ghost Bramble

Grown for foliage rather than fruit, this cultivar has bright gold leaves through the summer on arching canes.  Stems are a great silvery pink in winter.  Cut to the ground in the spring to maintain size.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RUBUS thibetanus ‘Silver Fern’ Ghost Bramble

White stems and silver tomentose foliage. The stems also provide winter interest.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SALIX alba ‘Flame’ Flame Willow

Grown for its brilliant red winter stems. Cut back annually. To 35’ if unpruned.

30-40 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SALIX caprea ‘Pendula’ Weeping Pussy Willow

Pendulous form of pussy willow. Makes a lovely patio tree. Showy catkins in April.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub SALIX integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ Japanese Dappled Willow

A striking, very hardy willow with pink, cream and white variegation most pronounced on new growth.

8-10 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SALIX purpurea ‘Nana’ Purple Osier Willow

Dwarf willow with fine-textured blue foliage and purplish stems.

6-8 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SALIX rosmarinifolia Rosemary Willow

Needle-like gray-green foliage reminiscent of rosemary on a large shrub. Makes a nice standard.

12-15 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub SALIX x boydii Boyd's Willow

A mini tree or shrub with soft, round fuzzy gray-green foliage that develops a gnarly character with age.  Great specimen for rock gardens.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SAMBUCUS nigra ‘Black Lace’ Black Elderberry

A form with delicate, lacy black foliage. Large umbels of light pink flowers in June. Does well in moist sites. Coppice for best foliage effect.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SAMBUCUS nigra ‘Black Tower’ Black Elderberry

Dark green foliage matures to dark burgundy on a columnar plant.  Foliage is not as dissected as S. ‘Laced Up’.  Light pink flowers in early summer.

6-8 feet tall by 3-4’ wide Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SAMBUCUS nigra ‘Instant Karma’ Variegated Elderberry

Crisp green and white variegated foliage with large, lacy white flowers in early summer.  Berries will follow if a pollinator like S. ‘Black Lace’ is present.  A Proven Winners intro.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SAMBUCUS racemosa ‘Lemony Lace’ Golden Elderberry

A Proven Winners intro with very dissected gold foliage tinted red in the spring.  Mounded habit.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SCHIZOPHRAGMA hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Similar to the climbing hydrangea, this cultivar has attractive silver-patterned foliage and large, flat white flower clusters through the summer.

15-20 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub SCHIZOPHRAGMA hydrangeoides ‘Roseum’ Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Similar to the climbing hydrangea, this cultivar has attractive silver-patterned foliage and large, flat light pink flower clusters through the summer.

15-20 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA betulifolia ‘Glow Girl’ Birchleaf Spirea

A gold-foliaged form of S. ‘Tor’ with the same white blooms and great habit.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3