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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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/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 ‘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 ‘Grindstone’

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 ‘Joe Stupka’s Broom’ Dwarf Ginkgo

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

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
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 ‘Saratoga’ Ginkgo

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

8-10 feet
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/Part Shade 5
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 5
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/Part Shade 5
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 ‘Diane’ Witch Hazel

Fragrant spidery copper-red blooms in early spring. One of the best red forms.

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 Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HAMAMELIS ‘Strawberries and Cream’ Witch Hazel

Bicolor spidery blooms have red petals tipped in yellow.

10-12 feet Part Shade/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 ‘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 3
Tree/Shrub Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Moonlight’ Witchhazel

Spidery flowers are pale yellow with a red center and fragrant. Brilliant fall foliage.

10-12 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
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 ‘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 5
Tree/Shrub HIBISCUS syriacus ‘Blue Satin’ Rose of Sharon

Rich, royal blue flowers with darker throat. Stronger growing than H. ‘Bluebird’.

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

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

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

Large single white flowers with a red eyes in midsummer.

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

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

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 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
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Limetta’ Smooth Hydrangea

Soft green flowers age to jade on a compact plant. Blooms through the summer on strong stems.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Mini Mauvette’ Smooth Hydrangea

Mauve mophead flowers on strong stems through the summer.  Shorter than older forms.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Ruby’ Smooth Hydrangea

Beautiful two-toned pink and ruby flowers on strong, stems.  Good rebloomer.  Foliage dark green.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA arborescens ‘Invincibelle Wee White’ Smooth Hydrangea

A dwarf form with lots of pure white flowers on strong stems.

12-30 inches Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub Hydrangea arborescens radiata ‘Samantha’ Silver-leaved Hydrangea

Lacecap clusters of flowers in early summer emerge green and change to white. Its distinctive characteristic is the silvery underside of its leaves.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’ Big-leaf Hydrangea

Rich blue lacecaps through the summer on a vigorous plant.

3-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Bobo’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large white flower clusters on strong stems fade to pink in the fall. This is a new dwarf cultivar.

3 feet tall by 4 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Bombshell’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Clusters of creamy white flowers cover this new dwarf, dense-growing Pee Gee hydrangea from midsummer to fall. Blooms fade to rose-pink.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub Hydrangea paniculata ‘Confetti’ Panicle Hydrangea

Huge conical blooms for late summer into fall color. White flowers age to a pastel-pink.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Diamond Rouge’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large white flower heads in July deepen to red earlier in the season than other Pee Gee types.  These are held on strong stems.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub Hydrangea paniculata ‘Firelight’ Panicle Hydrangea

Upright panicles are packed with florets which transform from pure white to rich pomegranate-pink.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Limelight’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Large, lime-green flowers in late summer mature to cream and pink. Blooms from an early age. Available in tree and shrub form.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Little Lime’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

A dwarf form of H. ‘Limelight’ with smaller lime-green flowers that mature to cream and pink in the fall.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Little Quick Fire’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

A dwarf form of H. ‘Quickfire’ with the same early blooming panicles turning  pink as the summer progresses.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub Hydrangea paniculata ‘Mega Mindy’ Panicle Hydrangea

This fast growing hydrangea puts on a summer show, starting with large white flower clusters that evolve to a lush red-pink. Makes a beautiful addition to fresh cut flower bouquets!

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Pee Gee Hydrangea

Pale pink buds open white then age to deeper pink. Flowers lacier than other Pee Gee hydrangeas. Available in tree and shrub form.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 3