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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub CORNUS sanguinea ‘Compressa’ Dwarf Redtwig Dogwood

Slow-growing fastigiate specimen with unusual contorted foliage. Great purple fall color.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub CORNUS sericea ‘Cardinal’ Redtwig Dogwood

Selected by the University of Minnesota for its bright cherry red winter stems.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORNUS sericea ‘Firedance’ Redtwig Dogwood

A more compact cultivar with typical bright red twigs, white flowers and brick red fall color.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORNUS sericea ‘Hedgerow Gold’ Redtwig Dogwood

Green leaves are edged with a broad band of gold. Red stems are prominent in the winter.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub CORNUS stolonifera ‘Pucker Up’ Dwarf Redtwig Dogwood

A selection from Proven Winners with dense, glossy puckered foliage that is resistant to leaf spot.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub CORNUS x rutgersensis ‘Celestial Shadow’ Rutgers Hybrid Flowering Dogwood

A disease resistant upright tree with yellow and green variegated foliage. It has large white bracts in May or June. The foliage turns orange and red in the fall. It prefers full sun to partial shade, in a rich, well-drained soil. It is a sport of Cornus X ‘Celestial’ (a hybrid between our native C. […]

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORYLOPSIS spicata ‘Aurea’ Winterhazel

Creamy yellow bells very early spring followed by rich yellow foliage on a spreading plant.

4-6 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub CORYLUS avellana ‘Burgundy Lace’ Filbert

A cultivar with dissected burgundy leaves on an upright spreading plant.  Red catkins provide interest in early spring.  Disease-resistant selection from Oregon State University.

25-30 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub CORYLUS avellana ‘Red Dragon’ Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

A cultivar with not only the twisted and contorted branches of C. ‘Contorta, but also deep red foliage!

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ Purple Smokebush

Grows to 8’, but for best purple foliage, cut to the ground in spring. It will then reach 4’-5’.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Velveteeny’ Dwarf Purple Smokebush

This cultivar has the same burgundy foliage and smoky blooms of C. coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ but in a much more compact form.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS coggygria ‘Winecraft Black’ Purple Smokebush

The darkest cultivar to date, the foliage becomes almost black in midsummer.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS ‘Flame’ Smokebush

From a cross between C. coggygria and C. obovatus, this hybrid has brilliant orange-red fall color and pink “smoke” in June.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS ‘Golden Spirit’ Gold Smokebush

A cultivar with lime-green to brilliant gold foliage in spring, green summer foliage coloring to coral, orange and red in the fall.  Coppice for best effect.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTINUS ‘Grace’ Smokebush

A cross between the American Smoketree – C. obovatus, and C. Velvet Cloak.  Plum foliage and large pink smoke panicles.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub COTONEASTER apiculatus ‘Tom Thumb’ Dwarf Cotoneaster

After about 10 yrs. in our garden the plants are about 10″ high and 18″ across. Leaves are smaller than on other C. apiculata types. Typical red fruit and glossy foliage.

8-10 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub CRATAEGUS crus-galli ‘Inermis’ Cockspur Hawthorn

Small native tree with abundant June flowers followed by red berries.  Dense-growing with distinctive horizontal branching. This form is thornless.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub DAPHNE x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ Burkwood Daphne

Green leaves with cream edges. Pink buds open to intensely fragrant white flowers in spring.

3-5 feet Sun 3
Tree/Shrub DEUTZIA gracilis ‘Nikko’ Slender Deutzia

Dwarf shrub covered with white flowers in June. Forms a graceful spreading mound. Foliage turns burgundy in the fall

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DEUTZIA ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia

A Proven Winner selection similar to D. ‘Nikko’ with very profuse pink bell-shaped spring blooms.  Tidy mounding habit.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DEUTZIA ‘Yuki Snowflake’ Deutzia

A Proven Winner selection similar to D. ‘Nikko’ with very profuse white spring blooms. Tidy mounding habit.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DIERVILLA rivularis ‘Kodiak Orange’ Bush Honeysuckle

Adaptable native cultivar that is deer resistant and drought tolerant.  Typical small yellow blooms in summer followed by striking orange fall color.  Emerging spring foliage is also russet orange.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub DIERVILLA x splendens ‘Firefly Nightglow’ Bush Honeysuckle

This cultivar has dark burgundy foliage throughout the whole season!

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub DISANTHUS cercidifolius Redbud Hazel

Beautiful blue-green foliage similar to Cercis with fantastic fall color. Small dark purple flowers in the fall. A Witchhazel relative. In Vermont, best in moist, sheltered sites.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub DISANTHUS cercidifolius ‘Ena Nishiki’ Redbud Hazel

A witchhazel relative with beautiful blue-green foliage similar to Cercis. This cultivar edged with white. Small dark purple flowers in the fall.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ Redvein Enkianthus

Creamy white bells with no red veining on a more compact plant.

6-8 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus ‘Summer Hill’ Redvein Enkianthus

A deciduous relative of rhododendron with small creamy, bell-shaped, red-veined flowers in the spring and red foliage in the autumn.  This upright selection from Summer Hill has large leaves, red stems and a bit more red in the flowers.

8-10 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus ‘Very Red’ Redvein Enkianthus

A smaller, more compact form with clusters of small, dark red bells in the spring.  Good red fall color.

5-6 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ERICA x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Spring Heath

Spikes of small magenta bells cover the compact mounds of bronzy evergreen needle foliage in very early spring. Protect during snowless winters.

18-24 inches Sun 5
Tree/Shrub FAGUS grandifolia ‘Cameron Weeping’ American Beech

Weeping form of our native Beech. More spreading than pendulous.

40 feet or more Sun 3
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica European Beech

The European beech makes an excellent trimmed hedge as seen here at Rocky Dale as well as a lovely and adaptable shade tree.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Weeping European Beech

Much sought after yellow-leafed weeping form. Habit is graceful and narrow. Provide some shade to prevent leaf scorch.

8-10 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Weeping European Beech

Dark purple leaves on a narrow weeping plant.  Descending and ascending branches give this cultivar an interesting profile.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Cochleata’ Dwarf European Beech

A very slow-growing cultivar with dense twiggy branching and a globose habit.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Cockleshell’ European Beech

A slow-growing columnar form with bright green rounded foliage.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’ Columnar European Beech

Columnar form with purple foliage.

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Franken’ European Beech

A very slow-growing form with foliage heavily variegated with white on mature plants.

4-6 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Frisio’ European Beech

Dark purple leaves with undulating edges on a dense upright plant.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Fruticosa’ European Beech

A dwarf, often multi-stemmed form with typical green foliage and rounded habit.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Marmor Star’ European Beech

Striking white variegated foliage on an upright tree.  Best color on the new growth.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Nicole’ European Beech

Creamy white mottling most prominent on the new growth of this cultivar.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’ Purple Weeping Beech

A seedling of F. ‘Purpurea Pendula’, but more narrow in growth with the top branches erect and secondary branches weeping.

20-25 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea Nana’ Dwarf European Beech

This dwarf version of the purple beech is an excellent choice for the smaller garden.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Dwarf Weeping Beech

A slow-growing dwarf weeping form with purple foliage and wide, mounding habit.

6-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’ Columnar European Beech

A narrow-growing form with handsome burgundy foliage.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Riversii’ Copper Beech

Large broad crown with persistent purple leaves. One of the best.

40 feet or more Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Roseomarginata’ Tricolor Beech

Possibly the same as F. ‘Tricolor’, but having a slightly different variegation.   Deep purple leaves edged in pink.                                       

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Sandrode’ Dwarf European Beech

A dwarf cultivar that forms a small upright pyramid with attractive rounded foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Spa’ Dwarf European Beech

Not a lot of info on this cultivar — an upright, dwarf that forms a narrow pyramid and leaves with creamy yellow variegation.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’ Tabletop Beech

Stems and branches twisted, leaves normal. Horizontally growing to 12′. Fantastic winter silhouette.

6-8 feet Sun 4