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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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 Gold’ Smokebush

Round, waxy leaves emerge a sunny orange, soon take on a golden hue, then mature to a cheerful chartreuse for the season. In early summer, cloud-like green flower clusters cover the plant, and these turn into the pink “smoke” plumes.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
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 ‘Grace’ Smokebush

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

12-15 feet
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
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 and vibrant yellow flowers throughout the whole season!

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
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 EXOCHORDA ‘Snow Day Surprise’ Pearl Bush

Buds like a string of pearls form in early April eventually opening to single white flowers in May. This form is more compact than other pearl bushes currently sold.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
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/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub FAGUS sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ Fernleaf Beech

Dark green deeply lobed and incised leaves. Growth is columnar in youth, later spreading.  We’ll also offer this in a box ready to use as a screen.

25-30 feet 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 ‘Beth’s Dwarf’ European Beech

Compact Beech with small purple leaves which turn brown in fall but often remain 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 ‘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 ‘Fruticosa’ 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 ‘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/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 ‘Rohanii’ European Beech

A sturdy, pyramidal tree with upright branching. 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 ‘Tricolor’ Tricolor Beech

Dark green leaves with pink and cream variegation. Also listed as F. ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ and ‘Roseomarginata’. Outstanding when back-lit by the sun.

25-30 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 ‘Kumsun’ Forsythia

Dark green leaves netted with silver veins. Typical yellow flowers if the winter is not severe. Worth growing for the attractive foliage and arching habit. 

4-6 feet 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 ‘Meadowlark’ Forsythia

A hardy cultivar developed in the Dakotas. Vigorous shrub covered with yellow blooms in early spring.

6-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
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/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub Fothergilla ‘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 Large Fothergilla

Largest species with wonderful fall color. Round white flower clusters in the spring.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4