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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA anomala petiolaris ‘Mirranda’ Climbing Hydrangea

A variegated form of Climbing Hydrangea. The green foliage has a yellow margin.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact, spreading cultivar with white, cone-shaped, 5″ flower panicles primarily in early summer that fade to pink. Red fall color and red stems in winter.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Munchkin’ Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact, dense-growing form with large pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer fading to rose. Attractive exfoliating bark and brilliant red fall color.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact form with more refined, smaller leaves and flowers.  Pyramidal panicles of white flowers in late summer fade to rose.  Attractive exfoliating bark. 

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’ Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

A compact, dense-growing form with large dome-shaped panicles of white flowers cover the plant to the ground. Summer blooms fade to dusty rose. Attractive exfoliating bark and brilliant red fall color.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Blue Billow’ Mountain Hydrangea

A hardier blue lace cap. Has bloomed in the garden for many years with no winter protection. It’s very popular and sells out every year!

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Acuminata Preziosa’ Mountain Hydrangea

Small mopheads of white to pink flowers on maroon stems age to deeper rose-purple as the summer progresses.  

3-4 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’ Mountain Hydrangea

Like H. ‘Tuff Stuff’, this blooms on old and new wood, but on a more compact plant.  It has the same  blue (or pink) lace cap flowers.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYDRANGEA serrata ‘Tuff Stuff Red’ Mountain Hydrangea

A new cultivar of the tough mountain hydrangea that reblooms on new wood.  Lace cap flowers open two-toned green and red maturing to all red.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub HYPERICUM kalmianum ‘Ames’ Kalm's St. John's Wort

A small, dense, evergreen shrub or subshrub with upright branching that typically grows in a dense mound and has better winter hardiness than the species. Native to the Great Lakes region of the U.S. where it typically occurs in rocky to sandy soils. Golden yellow flowers bloom in mid to late summer.

2-3 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub HYPERICUM kalmianum ‘Gemo’ St. John's Wort

Mounded shrub with bright green foliage and masses of one inch golden yellow flowers through the summer. Native.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ILEX serrata x verticillata ‘Apollo’ Winterberry

A late-flowering male deciduous holly, and the ideal pollinator for late female cultivars, such as ‘Sparkleberry’ and ‘Winter Red’.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata Winterberry

Selections below are cultivars from this native Winterberry.

Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Berry Heavy Gold’ Winterberry

This cultivar is covered with large, bright gold fruit in the winter.

6-8 feet 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Golden Verboom’ Winterberry

Bright golden yellow fruit are highly ornamental and loved by the birds. Needs moist acidic soil.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ Winterberry

A pollinator for I. ‘Red Sprite’. Dwarf form.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Kennebago’ Winterberry

Compact rounded dense shrub; profuse white flowers ahead of half-inch vivid-red berries that birds love. Attracts bees/butterflies. Silvery smooth bark; leathery dark-green oval leaves that turn purple in fall. Prefers moist acidic soil, but tolerates dry soils.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Little Goblin Orange’ Winterberry

A Proven Winners selection with large bright orange berries on a more dwarf plant.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Little Goblin Red’ Winterberry

A Proven Winners selection with extra large red berries on a smaller-growing plant.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Red Sprite’ Winterberry

Female selection, dense and compact with bright red berries. Pollinate with I. ‘Jim Dandy’.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’ Winterberry

A male pollinator for I. ‘Winter Red’ and other later flowering cultivars.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Wildfire’ Winterberry

A Bailey Nursery selection with large red fruit and compact rounded habit. We’re curious to see how it will compare to I. ‘Winter Red’. Use I. ‘Southern Gentleman’ as a pollinator.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ILEX verticillata ‘Winter Red’ Winterberry

Rounded shrub, with darker green leaves and abundant bright red fruit. Pollinate with I. ‘Southern Gentleman’

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub ITEA virginia ‘Henry’s Garnet’ Virginia Sweetspire

Rounded shrub with fragrant, drooping, white flower spikes in early summer. Great red fall color. Tolerant of wet soils. Very adaptable and good for“problem” sites. Spreads to form colonies.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Hoffman’s K’ Mountain Laurel

A selection from a pink-blooming wild population, similar to the species. Slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub; dark-green, glossy leaves. Pink flower buds open in late spring to cupped white to pale-pink flowers with purple dots.  Avoid windswept sites.  Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

3-5 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Hoffman’s Pink’ Mountain Laurel

A selection from the eastern native population with evergreen foliage and bright white flowers featuring vibrant pink flecks inside. Late May/June. Bees/butterflies love it. Gnarled, wandering branches and vertically peeling bark for winter interest.

3-5 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Minuet’ Mountain Laurel

A dwarf form of the evergreen shrub with pink buds that open to white flowers with a dramatic maroon-red band on the inside edge. Late May/June. Deer/rabbit tolerant.

3 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Nathan Hale’ Mountain Laurel

Glossy and deep evergreen green foliage; striking red buds that open to  sweet pastel pink flowers in June.

7-8 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Nipmunk’ Mountain Laurel

Intense red buds, soft pink flowers in late spring on the shiny dark-green evergreen foliage. Some twisting branches. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

3-5 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub KALMIA latifolia ‘Raspberry Glow’ Mountain Laurel

Dark evergreen foliage and masses of burgundy-red flower buds that open raspberry-pink in late May. Deer/rabbit tolerant.

4-5 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub KALMIS latifolia ‘Nipmuck’ Mountain Laurel

Evergreen foliage is deep green, dark, and shiny. Dense, rounded form. Deep red buds open to light pink flowers in late May/June, creating a two-toned effect. Good for hummingbirds/butterflies.

6-8 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub LESPEDEZA bicolor ‘Yakushima’ Shrub Bushclover

A very dwarf cultivar that forms a tight little mound of small rosy purple pea-like flowers in Aug/Sept.

12-18 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub LESPEDEZA thunbergii ‘Spilt Milk’ Shrub Bushclover

Beautifully variegated leaves with cream and white stripes and flecks on dark green backgrounds. Fuchsia/purple pea-like blossoms in summer to early fall that bees love. Needs good drainage; becomes drought tolerant.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Golden Treasure’ Sweetgum

Slow-growing, highly ornamental, and broadly conical to pyramidal. Star-shaped, maple-like variegated leaves of green rimmed by bright golden yellow, followed by fruit clusters. Great fall colors of pink and burgundy!

30 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Oconee’ Shrub Sweetgum

A more shrub-like, multi-stemmed, rounded and smaller version of the species that should be given some room to spread. Deep red-purple fall color.

10-15 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub LONICERA periclymenum ‘Peaches and Cream’ Climbing Honeysuckle

Fragrant 2″ flowers are pink to yellow and bloom through the summer. Vigorous vine and extremely mildew-resistant. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub LONICERA periclymenum ‘Scentsation’ Climbing Honeysuckle, Dutch Honeysuckle

Fragrant lemon-yellow tubular blooms from mid-spring to late summer. Red berries follow for the birds to enjoy. Adaptable to most soils. Great for hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub LONICERA sempervirens ‘Magnifica’ Coral Honeysuckle

Fragrant orange tubular flowers from late spring to summer. A magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub LONICERA sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ Trumpet Honeysuckle

A mildew resistant cultivar with bright red trumpets produced in abundance from late spring through to fall! Hummingbirds will love you!

6-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Ann’ Magnolia

Large reddish purple flowers from pointed buds. Later blooming, so avoids spring frosts. Habit is compact.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Betty’ Magnolia

A later-blooming Little Girl magnolia with large flowers that are rosy-purple on the outside and creamy white inside.  Nice compact habit is great for small spaces.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia

One of the darkest purple cultivars with large tulip-shaped blooms and compact habit

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Butterflies’ Magnolia

Deep yellow 3″-4″ flowers sit atop bare branches in early spring.

15-20 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Cameo’ Magnolia

Large cup-shaped flowers have petals that are red-purple on the outside and blush pink on the inside.  Lots of blooms on a small, compact tree.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Elizabeth’ Magnolia

Beautiful yellow flowers before leaves on a rapidly growing tree. Has flowered after minus 30!

25-30 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Galaxy’ Magnolia

Fabulous red-purple blooms are 8-10 inches in size. Blooms later in the spring so less prone to frost. Ascending branches create an attractive pyramidal habit.

15-20 feet Sun 5
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Golden Gift’ Magnolia

One of the smaller-growing yellow magnolias. Blooms are abundant and lemon yellow.

8-10 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Jane’ Magnolia

A hybrid of M. liliiflora and M. stellata. Large lily-shaped flowers, white with purple exterior open before foliage emerges in early spring. Round habit.

10-12 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia

Very large, tulip-shaped, fragrant yellow flowers with orange-pink at the bases in early spring. Flowers are usually sterile. Obovate, large green leaves. Protect from harsh winds.

20-28 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub MAGNOLIA ‘Lois’ Magnolia

A hybrid with large, light yellow, well-shaped flowers that cover the plant a little later in the season as leaves emerge. Long-blooming. Grows quickly to form a small, pyramidal tree.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 5