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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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’. 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 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA ‘Gold Cluster’ Forsythia

Yellow blooms in early spring on a compact plant.  Foliage purple-tinged in autumn.  

3-4 feet Sun 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 4
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA koreana ‘Suwan Gold’ Forsythia

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

4-6 feet Part Shade 4
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 3
Tree/Shrub FORSYTHIA ‘Minigold Fiesta’ Forsythia

Foliage is variegated green and gold and is attractive all season. Golden yellow blooms in early spring.  After colder winters may not bloom, but worth growing for the foliage.

4-6 feet Sun 4
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
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 FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Crispa’ Dwarf European Ash

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

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

Dwarf cultivar with large, prominent buds.

3-4 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 ‘Clica’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dense-growing dwarf selection with ruffled, light green leaves.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Everton Broom’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf, densely branched globose selection.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Grindstone’

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

25 feet tall by 5 feet wide Sun 4
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 ‘Joe Stupka’s Broom’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Yet another dwarf selection with dense habit and yellow fall color.

3-4 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Laying Low’ Ginkgo

A wide-spreading cultivar that grows laterally.

8-10 feet wide Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Mariken’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A low spreading cultivar, 3′-6′ in 10 years.

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

A dwarf irregular deciduous tree with leaves one fourth the normal size. rich golden autumn color.

24-26 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Saratoga’ Ginkgo

This cultivar has more deeply divided leaves and a more compact habit.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Slovakian Princess’ Dwarf Ginkgo

Listed often as a miniature, but possibly larger.  Slow-grower with dark green foliage and dense habit.

4-6 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Snow Cloud’ Ginkgo

Striking variegated leaves emerge cream then gradually take on more yellow tones before maturing to green.  Best color with a bit of shade.

6-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Spring Grove’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf form with deeply divided and cupped leaves. Estimated mature size is 10′.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GINKGO biloba ‘Troll’ Dwarf Ginkgo

A dwarf tree with small rounded, deep green leaves.

28-30 inches Sun 4
Tree/Shrub GLEDITSIA triacanthos inermis ‘Sunburst’ Gold Honeylocust

New growth gold fading to light green.  Quite showy in the spring.  Compound foliage is lacy and creates light shade, better for lawns and perennial beds!  Attractive open form.

30-40 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Arnold‘s Promise’ Witch Hazel

Profuse, fragrant yellow flowers in early spring. Nice foliage all season.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Jelena’ Witch Hazel

A cultivar with coppery orange flowers.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Ruby Glow’ Witch Hazel

Cultivar with coppery red, kinked and twisted petals in early spring.  

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Strawberries and Cream’ Witch Hazel

Bicolor spidery blooms have red petals tipped in yellow.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS vernalis ‘Blue Moon’ Witch Hazel

Rich dark red-purple flowers in early spring on a vase-shaped bush.  Blue-green spring foliage matures to dark green.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS vernalis ‘Purpurea’ Witch Hazel

Multi-stemmed native shrub of rounded habit. Ribbon-like red-purple flowers in very early spring. Attractive purple-tinted foliage darkens to deep red-purple in autumn.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS virginiana American Witch Hazel

Small tree or large shrub native to our woods, blooming in late fall with small yellow fragrant flowers.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS virginiana ‘Little Suzie’ American Witch Hazel

More compact and densely branched than the species, this selection is covered with fragrant  yellow flowers in late autumn.  The foliage also turns butter yellow.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HEPTACODIUM miconioides Seven Son Flower

Chinese native with long, fragrant white flower clusters in autumn.  The flower calyx turns reddish pink later in the fall. Attractive peeling bark and rose-purple fruits provide further interest.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HEPTACODIUM miconioides ‘Red Select’ Seven Son Flower

A selection from Summer Hill Nursery whose flower calyx turn a brighter red than the species after the petals drop.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HEPTACODIUM miconioides ‘Temple of Bloom’ Seven Son Flower

A Proven Winner’s selection with more compact habit and earlier bloom.  The showy red bracts also appear earlier (better for northern gardens!) and the attractive foliage is larger and thicker.

6-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Bluebird’ Rose of Sharon

Single blue flowers with a dark red center in late summer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Fiji’ Rose of Sharon

Striking semi-double blush pink flowers centered in red.  A First Editions introduction.

6-8 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Hawaii’ Rose of Sharon

Striking large blue flowers with red-violet throats.  A First Editions introduction.

6-8 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Helene’ Rose of Sharon

Large single white flowers with a red eyes in midsummer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Notwoodone’ Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon

Masses of ruffled double lavender blooms in summer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Notwoodtwo’ White Chiffon Rose of Sharon

Pure white double blooms in summer.

8-10 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub HUMULUS lupulus ‘Summer Shandy’ Golden Hops

Vigorous vine with bright golden foliage.  Grown for ornament, not brewing!

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Incrediball’ Smooth Hydrangea

Enormous flower heads tightly packed with white flowers. They begin flowering in June and continue till frost. The flowers last for months when cut.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4