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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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
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
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
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA betulifolia ‘Pink Sparkler’ Birchleaf Spirea

A cultivar with beautiful pink blooms and the same attractive foliage and burgundy fall color as S. ‘Tor’.  Some rebloom in the fall

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA betulifolia ‘Tor’ Birchleaf Spirea

Small gray-green birch-like foliage on a compact, rounded shrub. White flowers in June. Colors up nicely in the fall. One of our favorite spireas.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA fritschiana Korean Spirea

Large flat-topped clusters of white flowers in late spring. Mounding habit.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Blue Kazoo’ Japanese Spirea

Blue green foliage is tinted burgundy and becomes rich red in the fall. Umbels of white flowers in the spring.   From Proven Winners.

2-3 feet
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Painted Lady’ Japanese Spirea

Very flashy cream, yellow and green variegated foliage covered with bright pink blooms in summer.  From Proven Winners.

2-3 feet
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Red’ Japanese Spirea

A spirea with red flowers!  Blooms in early summer.  And the new growth is burgundy as well.

2-3 feet
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Flaming Mound’ Japanese Spirea

Orange new growth matures to golden yellow.  Bright pink blooms from late spring into summer.  Habit is low and mounding.

12-24 inches
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ Japanese Spirea

This selection is more compact than S.‘Goldflame’ with better tip color, superior, bright pink flowers and less reversion.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA thunbergii ‘Mellow Yellow’ Spirea

Narrow leaves are a golden yellow on a compact plant. White blooms in spring. Attractive, upright arching habit.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA x cineria ‘Grefsheim’ Grefsheim Spirea

White flowers completely cover the shrub in mid spring.  The the foliage is fine-textured on arching branches.

4-5 feet
Tree/Shrub STEPHANANDRA incisa ‘Crispa’ Cutleaf Stephanandra

Gracefully arching branches with cream flowers in June. Small maple-like foliage turns red in the fall. Excellent groundcover or bank planting.

24-26 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA koreana Korean Stewartia

Possibly a variety of S. pseudocamellia with larger, flatter blooms and a slightly smaller habit.

15-20 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA pseudocamellia Japanese Stewartia

Beautiful small tree with numerous white, cupped-shaped, waxy flowers with orange anthers in the summer.Amazing exfoliating bark and red-purple fall color.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub STEWARTIA rostrata ‘Gold Spring’ Stewartia

A Handy Nursery intro with new spring growth yellow.  Otherwise typical of species which has unusual red seed pods and red buds. Unsure of hardiness, but one customer thought it was hardier than S. pseudocamellia.

20-25 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS x doorenbosii ‘First Edition Candy’ Snowberry

Masses of candy pink berries in the fall on a compact, upright arching shrub. A selection from Bailey Nursery.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA x hyacinthiflora ‘Declaration’ Early Lilac

A US National Arboretum intro with very long, very fragrant red-purple flower panicles on a more compact plant.

7-9 feet
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA x hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’ Canadian Hybrid Early Lilac

Another Skinner selection with single white flowers.

10-12 feet 2
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA meyeri ‘Palibin’ Dwarf Korean Lilac

Profuse bloomer with fragrant violet-pink flowers. Small clean foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’ Dwarf Manchurian Lilac

Compact shrub with fragrant pale lilac flowers. Lovely burgundy fall color. We’ll have shrub and tree form.

4-6 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA ‘Virtual Riot’ First Editions Hybrid Lilac

A Bailey Nursery intro with new foliage shiny violet, stems deep purple and fragrant violet-purple flowers.  Leaf petioles remain violet into the summer and foliage is mildew-resistant. Habit is dense and compact.

6-8 feet 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Ludwig Spaeth’ French Hybrid Lilac

The classic dark purple lilac.

10-12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Mme. Lemoine’ French Hybrid Lilac

Double pure white flowers.

8-10 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Tiny Dancer’ Dwarf Common Lilac

Fragrant lavender flowers from purple buds on a compact plant.  Disease-resistant and both heat and cold tolerant.

4-5 feet
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Yankee Doodle’ French Hybrid Lilac

A Fiala hybrid with large, profuse clusters of single very dark purple flowers.

10-12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA x tribrida ‘Lark Song’ Hybrid Lilac

A Father Fiala hybrid with very large clusters of light pink flowers.  Very floriferous.

8-12 feet
Tree/Shrub TILIA cordata ‘Akira Gold’ Linden

A cultivar with beautiful butter yellow heart-shaped foliage.

20-25 feet 5
Tree/Shrub ULMUS glabra ‘Camperdownii’ Camperdown Elm

Pendulous branched umbrella-shaped tree makes a striking accent in the garden.

15-20 feet 4
Tree/Shrub ULMUS x elegantissima ‘Jacqueline Hillier’ Dwarf Elm

Small congested leaves on a compact growing shrub. Cute specimen in a rock garden.

2-4 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM angustifolium Low Bush Blueberry

Our native blueberry. Makes an interesting ground cover in the garden with tasty fruit and lovely red fall color.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’ Highbush Blueberry

Early to midseason fruit with excellent flavor.

6-8 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Bonus’ Highbush Blueberry

A mid to late season fruiter with extra large, almost grape-sized berries.

6-8 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Duke’ Highbush Blueberry

This cultivar blooms late (avoiding spring frosts), but fruits early!  Prolific large, light blue berries.

6-8 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Earliblue’ Highbush Blueberry

One of the first highbush blueberries to bloom and fruit.  Berries are medium-large and light blue.

6-8 feet 5
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Patriot’ Highbush Blueberry

Early fruiting variety with good hardiness.

6-8 feet 4
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Northland’ Half High Blueberry

Developed in Michigan for harsh winters. Small wild berry-like fruits.

2-4 feet
Edibles VACCINIUM ‘Pink Popcorn’ Hybrid Blueberry

A new variety with pale green fruit that ripens to pale creamy pink in midseason. Heavy producer with true blueberry flavor.

4-5 feet
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM alnifolium Hobblebush

A native understory plant with layered spreading habit, white lace cap flowers in spring and interesting deeply veined foliage.  Gorgeous red fall color.

6-12 feet Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM carlesii Korean Spice Bush

An old favorite with pink buds opening to very fragrant white flowers in early spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM dilatatum ‘Cardinal Candy’ Linden Viburnum

White spring flowers followed by abundant bright red fruit. Foliage is an attractive dark green. Deer resistant. Great bird attractor.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM lantana ‘Variegata’ Wayfaring Tree

Unique foliage of dark green, lime-green and creamy white. Red berries in fall.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Mariesii’ Doublefile Viburnum

Striking horizontal branching.  White lace cap flowers in the spring.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Molly Schroeder’ Doublefile Viburnum

Consistently pink, lace cap-shaped flower clusters and an excellent rebloomer with fantastic fall foliage. Lovely layered branch habit.

7-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Opening Days’ Doublefile Viburnum

Lots of white snowball blossoms in early summer on a tight-growing, rounded plant.

5-10 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 5