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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA fritschiana Korean Spirea

Large flat-topped clusters of white flowers in late spring. Mounding habit. Accepts a wide range of soils; tolerates light shade better than most other spiraeas. Deadhead to encourage additional blooming. Attracts butterflies.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Alpina’ Daphne Spirea

Dwarf, dense-growing, groundcover; covered with soft pink flowers in June. Blue-green foliage turns coppery-bronze in fall. Forms a 3’+ wide mound. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Need consistent moisture and well-drained soil.

12-18 inches Full sun 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Big Bang’ Japanese Spirea

The biggest, pinkest flowers of any Japanese spirea. New growth especially orange when it emerges in early spring, and again for fall. Drought/deer tolerant. Maintains a nice, neat shape without pruning. Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooming.

2-3 feet Full 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. Deer tolerant. Unfussy and needs minimal care.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Candy Corn’ Japanese Spirea

Red new growth matures to bright gold and contrasts through the season.  Topped with purple-red blooms in early summer. Vivid gold-to-orange in fall. From Proven Winners.

18-24 inches Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Double Play Doozie’ Japanese Spirea

Foliage emerges blazing deep red. Bright, glowing purple-red flowers begin in late spring, and it just keeps on flowering from there- no deadheading needed! Sets no seed, non-invasive. Deer resistant.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
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. Deer resistant.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
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. Attracts butterflies. Foliage turns rich russet red in fall.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA japonica ‘Odessa’ syn ‘Poprocks Petite’ Petite Spirea

Tidy, compact mature form. Cream and pink variegations to its green leaves; clusters of strong deep rosy-pink flowers in late summer.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA nipponica ‘Snowmound’ Spirea

Dense, upright, compact, mounded cultivar; profuse white flowers in late spring. Narrow, dark blue-green foliage. Flowers and leaves all appear on the same side of the arching branches. Attractive to butterflies. Deer/clay/drought tolerant.

2-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
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. Needs adequate water in dry/hot spells.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub SPIRAEA vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ Bridalwreath Spirea

Masses of tiny white flowers in spring on arching branches. Improved disease resistance. Orange-red fall color.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub STEPHANANDRA incisa ‘Crispa’ Cutleaf Stephanandra, Lace Shrub

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

1-3 feet Full Sun/Part 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 koreana ‘Lindstrom’s Weeping’ Weeping Korean Stewartia

More arching than weeping, with an irregular, spreading habit and typical white flowers with yellow centers in early summer. The flaky orange, brown, and gray blotched bark is beautiful winter interest.

10-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
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 pseudocamellia ‘Pewter’ Stewartia

All the wonderful attributes of the species with lovely gray-green foliage. Syn. with ‘Silver Seedling’.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 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 doorenbosii ‘Marleen’ Marleen Snowberry, Coralberry

Small whitish-pink flowers appear in summer, forming clusters of bright pink berries that ripen in September and last into December. Great for floral arrangements.

3-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS ‘Pink Promise’ Snowberry

Following white flowers in early summer, gumball pink berries cover the rich mint-green foliage in late-summer/early autumn. Attracts pollinators.

2-3 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYMPHORICARPOS ‘Proud Berry’ Snowberry, Coralberry

Abundant nectar-rich pink flowers in early summer that are attractive to pollinators turn into nearly fluorescent pink berries in late summer/early fall. Great for pollinators; long lasting additions to fall bouquets. Lovely blue-green foliage. Deer resistant.

3-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
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 pekinensis Chinese Tree Lilac

Similar to S. reticulata with a bushier, rounded habit and overall finer texture.  Creamy, fragrant 3”-6” flower clusters in mid-spring. Deer/clay tolerant. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds.

15-20 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA prestoniae ‘Red Wine’ Hybrid Lilac

Bright magenta flowers with a spicy fragrance in late spring; late-blooming lilac. Improved for cutting. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 2
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’ Dwarf Manchurian Lilac

Compact shrub with fragrant pale lilac flowers. Lovely burgundy fall color.  

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Agincourt Beauty’ Common Lilac

Deep violet, sweetly fragrant, single florets cover the shrub with blooms in mid-spring. Florets are among the largest of any of the lilacs. Upright, multi-stemmed habit. Tends to sucker. Deer/clay tolerant.

10-12 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’ French Hybrid Lilac

Fragrant double pale pink flowers fade to white. Butterfly/hummingbird attractive. Deer/clay tolerant.

10-12 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Edward J. Gardner’ French Hybrid Lilac

Lovely, fragrant double pale pink blossoms in May. Upright, oval habit.

8-10 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘President Grevy’ French Hybrid Lilac

Double blue flowers.

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

Stunning deep purple blooms edged in white.

12 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Wonder Blue’ French Lilac

Blue-lavender, fragrant showy blooms on a compact shrub in spring. Great for pollinators. Deer/clay tolerant.

3-5 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’ Late Blooming Lilac

Deep rose buds open to single rosy purple flowers 2 weeks after the common lilac.

8-10 feet Sun 2
Tree/Shrub SYRINGA tribrida ‘Lark Song’ Hybrid Lilac

A Father Fiala hybrid with very large clusters of light pink flowers.  Very floriferous. Late-blooming. Can be tree-like. Resistant to powdery mildew.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3b
Tree/Shrub TILIA cordata ‘Girard’s Nana’ Dwarf Weeping Littleleaf Linden

Dwarf selection with a pendulous, rounded habit and bonsai-like framework. Fragrant yellow flowers in mid-late spring. Yellow fall color.

6-9 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ULMUS americanus ‘St. Croix’ American Elm

‘St. Croix’ has an open-grown and spreading with a vase-shaped crown. A recent (2008) selection cloned from a large tree growing in Minnesota which has displayed a high resistance to Dutch Elm disease.

60-70 feet Full sun 3
Tree/Shrub ULMUS elegantissima ‘Jacqueline Hillier’ Dwarf Elm

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

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ULMUS glabra ‘Camperdownii’ Camperdown Elm

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

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ULMUS hollandica ‘Wredei’ Golden Elm

Slow growing with a conical form and bright gold foliage.

25-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Edibles VACCINIIUM corymbosum ‘Chandler’ Highbush Blueberry

Extremely large berries ripen mid to late season over a prolonged period, up to six weeks. For best fruiting, plant with other Northern Highbush varieties such as ‘Bluecrop’. Burgundy to orange Fall foliage color. Some reports of hardiness to zone 4.

5-6 feet Sun 5
Edibles VACCINIUM angustifolium ‘Brunswick’ Low Bush Blueberry

A selection of our native blueberry. Makes an interesting ground cover in the garden with tasty fruit in mid-to-late summer and lovely red fall color. Tolerates poor soil.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Jay’ Highbush Blueberry

Sizable, deep blue berries in August. Tolerates dry acidic, poor soils and partial shade while yielding an impressive crop.

6-7 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’ Highbush Blueberry

Early to midseason fruit with excellent flavor.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ Highbush Blueberry

Midseason, hardier and more drought-tolerant than most. Good producer.

6-8 feet Full sun 4
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 Sun 5
Edibles VACCINIUM corymbosum ‘Patriot’ Highbush Blueberry

Massive yields on dense, rounded shrubs with fiery orange-red fall color.

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

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

2-4 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM carlesii Korean Spice Bush

An old favorite with pink buds opening to very fragrant white flowers in early spring. Blue-black berry-like drupes in late summer. Prune only immediately after flowering.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM carlesii ‘Spice Island’ Compact Spice Bush

A super fragrant compact form with uniform habit. Burgundy and red fall foliage. Attracts butterflies.

4-5 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM dentatum ‘Autumn Jazz’ Arrowwood Viburnum

Syn. with ‘Ralph Senior’; upright, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed. Non-fragrant white flowers appear in late spring. Blue-black, berry-like drupes late summer which attract birds. Variable fall color ranging from drab yellow to shades of orange and red.

6-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub VIBURNUM dentatum ‘Red Feather’ Arrowwood

A selection of the native arrowwood viburnum with maroon and green new growth. White flowers are followed by dark blue berries. Good fall color.  

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3