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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub ENKIANTHUS campanulatus ‘Showy Lantern’ Redvein Enkianthus

A deciduous relative of rhododendron with small red, bell-shaped flowers in the spring. Excellent fall color.

8-10 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 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 ‘Albomarginata’ European Beech

Slow growing. Irregularly variegated green with white-to-yellow margins leaves . The soft bark is smooth and grey; foliage may be scorched when exposed to open sun.

30-40 feet Part Shade 5b
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 ‘Beth’s Dwarf’ Dwarf European Beech

Compact Beech; springtime coppery red foliage turns glossy dark green-purple in summer, then reddish-brown in fall, often remaining on the tree until spring.

15 feet Sun/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/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 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 ‘Felderbach’ European Beech

Leathery, dark green, thumb-sized leaves on a dwarf, columnar form. Slow-growing.

10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Franken’ Dwarf 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 ‘Fruticosa’ Dwarf European Beech

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

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 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 ‘Purpurea Nana’ Dwarf European Beech

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

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 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 ‘Rohan Red Weeping’ Weeping European Beech

Small, slow growing, weeping beech with bronze-red to rich-purple wavy leaves.

10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub Fagus sylvatica ‘Rohanii’ -boxed hedge form European Beech

We have a unique 7′ box with multiple trunks intertwining to form a privacy-screen hedge. Needs pruning to maintain. Oak-like leaves with shallow rounded teeth and wavy margins emerge bronze-purple in spring.

40-60- feet Sun/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 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
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tortuosa Purpurea’ Purple Tabletop Beech

Dwarf, flat-topped plant with purple leaves. Spreads horizontally.

6-8 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Tyler’ Dwarf European Beech

A dense dwarf pyramid from Handy Nursury with pointed, notched leaves.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub Fanciful Gardens

A colorful and interesting mix of conifers and other ornamental plants available in 4″ pots! A great way to get started with Bonsai, rock gardens and mini gardens.

Varied Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA koreana ‘Suwan Gold’ Korean Forsythia

Gold foliage form with an arching habit.  Excellent for partial shade. 

4-6 feet Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA ‘Northern Sun’ Forsythia Hybrid

This Canadian introduction is one of the best Forsythia for northern climates. It’s extremely hardy, adapts to just about any location with well-drained soil, and requires only occasional pruning to shape or remove dead twigs. Branches are covered with yellow flowers in early spring. An easy to grow, low-maintenance deciduous shrub.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA gardenii Dwarf Fothergilla

Dense and compact with creamy white, fragrant, bottlebrush like flowers in May. Striking red, yellow and orange fall foliage.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA gardenii ‘Blue Elf’ Dwarf Fothergilla

Not much information to be found on this unusual selection, but it is a cross between ‘Blue Mist’ and ‘Harold Epstein’, both dwarf varieties. Fragrant, white, bottle-brush-like flowers in early spring; orange fall foliage color.

2 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA gardenii ‘Harold Epstein’ Dwarf Witch Alder

Honey scented, small, white bottlebrush flowers appear before the leaves in May. Fall color is orange-red.

1-2 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA intermedia ‘Legend of the Fall’ Witch Alder

Upright and mounding bearing deep green shiny foliage and fragrant creamy-white bottlebrush flowers in spring. the foliage turns brilliants reds, yellows and orange in the fall.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA major ‘Blue Shadow’ Large Fothergilla

A sport of F. ‘Mt. Airy’ with beautiful powder blue foliage. Excellent vigor and typical round flower cluster in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA major ‘Mt. Airy’ Large Fothergilla

A vigorous Michael Dirr selection with upright habit and large flowers. Consistent fall color.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FOTHERGILLA intermedia ‘Legend of the Small’ Bottlebrush

Flowering abundantly in the spring with fragrant white, bottlebrush flower heads. Provides early pollinators a reliable source of nectar early in spring. In summer, its foliage is a cooling shade of bluish-green until it erupts into fantastic hot fall color. Deer resistant

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Crispa’ Dwarf European Ash

A very slow-growing cultivar with short branches and shiny green twisted foliage.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Anny’s Zebra’ Ginkgo

Unique foliage on a slow-growing plant.  Large leaves are lobed and distinctly veined.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ Ginkgo

Popular male clone with upright, oval habit and magnificent gold fall color.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ Ginkgo

Leaves emerge golden-yellow, gradually darkening later in the year to a variegated gold and green. In autumn the leaves turn butter-yellow.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Buddy’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Dwarf cultivar with large, prominent buds.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Chase Manhattan’ Dwarf Ginkgo

The smallest leaves of the upright male ginkgos. Bright yellow in fall. Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit.

3-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Chi Chi’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf rounded multi-stemmed cultivar that develops protuberances on the trunk as it matures. An interesting silhouette.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Everton Broom’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf, densely branched globose selection.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Fan Dancer’ Ginkgo

Very rare selection, so some information is yet to be confirmed. Not dwarf. Hardy to at least zone 5, perhaps more. Horizontal to slightly pendant branches with an upright terminal leader. Leaves are irregularly variegated with bold, rich yellow and noted for not reverting.

TBD Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Folkert’s Select’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Small leaves on upward angled branches. Narrow habit. Excellent yellow fall foliage.

15 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Grindstone’ Ginkgo

A very narrow columnar form found at at a roadside rest stop.

25 feet tall by 5 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Jade Butterflies’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Dainty jade-green leaves are lobed in such a way that they resemble butterflies. Vase-shaped semi-dwarf.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Jagged Jade’ Ginkgo

A sport of Jade Butterflies, this rare selection has dark green, very ruffed leaf edges, and irregular habit, and bright yellow fall color.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3