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Flowering Shrubs

... we only started with evergreens!

Even though our name is Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery, we do carry a full line of landscape plants.

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Deciduous Azaleas    Barberry   Buddelia/Butterfly Bush    Cotoneaster    Forsythia   

Hibiscus/Rose of Sharon    Hydrangea    Privet    Ninebark    Potentilla/Cinquefoil   

 Climbing Roses   Dwarf Drift Roses   Shrub Roses    The Knock Out Series Roses   

Species Roses   Willow Trees   Spiraea    Lilacs    Blueberry Bush   

Viburnum    Weigela

 


Amelanchier ‘Regent’ REGENT SERVICEBERRY, JUNEBERRY

4-6 ft. (Zone 2) Shrub form of Amelanchier. White flowers in early spring followed by purplish-black edible berries in early summer. Green foliage turns yellow to red in autumn, very hardy. Perfect for bed and border plantings.

 

Aronia arbutifolia brilliantissima BRILLIANT RED CHOKEBERRY

9 ft. (Zone 4) A vigorous upright growing shrub with glossy green leaves. An abundance of small white flowers are produced in the spring. Exceptional fall color display with foliage turning red to red-orange with long lasting shiny red berries.

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Deciduous Azaleas

4-6 ft. (Zone 5) Upright to rounded growing deciduous shrubs. Leaves are dark green in summer turning yellow to orange to red in fall. Prefers moist well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Great for massing, foundations, and woodland gardens. Flowers are available in many different colors.

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Azalea exbury ‘Cannons Double’ -  Flowers are pink.

 

Azalea Knap Hill ‘Gibraltar’ - Flowers are large orange-red. Often listed as exbury.

JOHNSTON'S GIBRALTAR AZALEA

 

Azalea girard ‘Mount St. Helens’ - Flowers are pink-salmon with yellow-orange blotch.

 

Azalea x ‘Golden Lights’ (U. of Minnesota) - Hardy deciduous azalea with large showy golden-yellow blooms during May.

GOLDEN LIGHTS AZALEA

 

Azalea viscosum ‘Westons’s Innocense’  - Fragrant, small white flowers appear in late June.  Green foliage turns burgundy in the fall.

JOHNSTON'S WESTON'S INNOCENSE

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Admiration’ (P.P.No. 16,921)  ADMIRATION BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4)  Compact, dwarf plant has orange-red foliage edged with a thin line of yellow.   Holds color well through the heat of summer.   Best color in full sun.

 

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea nana CRIMSON PYGMY BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4) Compact, dwarf plant with red foliage. Use in rock gardens, as a miniature hedge or as a small accent plant. Full sun.

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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea ‘Rosy Glow’ ROSY GLOW BARBERRY

3 ft. (Zone 4) Compact growth habit. Newer foliage is variegated pink and red while the older leaves are deep maroon-red. Colorful addition to any garden or planting. To achieve best color, plant in full sun.

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Berberis thunbergii ‘Bogozam’ (P.P.No. 8215) BONANZA GOLD™ BARBERRY

18 in. (Zone 4) Forms a dense mound of bright gold foliage. A new variety of pygmy barberry. Very low maintenance. Very similar to Golden Nugget Barberry. Plant in full sun for best color.

JOHNSTON'S BONANZA GOLD BARBERRY

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Berberis thunbergii ‘Criruzam’ (PPAF)  CRIMSON RUBY JAPANESE BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4)  Dense, small shrub has burgundy-red foliage throughout the warm seasons, providing rich color to landscapes. Moderate growth, dwarf habit, full sun.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Frederick’s Dwarf’  FREDERICK’S DWARF GOLD BARBERRY  

18 in. (Zone 4)  Forms a dense mound of bright gold foliage.  Very low maintenance.  Very similar to Bonanza Gold Barberry.  Plant in full sun for best color.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Gentry’ (P.P.No. 9,461)  ROYAL BURGUNDY® BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4)  More compact version of Crimson Pygmy with same red foliage.  Use in rock gardens, as a miniature hedge or as a small accent plant.  Full sun.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Rocket’ (P.P.No. 18,626)  GOLDEN ROCKET BARBERRY

4-5ft. (Zone 4) Narrow, upright-growing shrub with bright yellow leaves. Excellent accent plant. Deer and drought tolerant.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Goruzam’ (P.P.No. 16,203)  GOLDEN RUBY® BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4)  A dense, rounded form that gets as wide as it is tall.  Beautiful coral colored foliage wih gold margins appearing late summer into fall.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Moretti Select’  FIRST EDITION CABERNET BARBERRY

2 ft. (Zone 4)  More compact version of Crimson Pygmy with same red foliage.  Propagated from the original Crimson Pypmy Barberry strain.   Use in rock gardens, as a miniature hedge or as a small accent plant.  Full sun.

 

Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ (P.P.No. 18,411)  ORANGE ROCKET BARBERRY  

4-5 ft. (Zone 4)  Compact, upright growing shrub to only 18 inches wide with vibrant coral-orange new foliage which ages to mid-green turning ruby red in autumn. Part to full sun, needs regular water.

 

Buddleia / Butterfly Bush

4-6 ft. (Zone 5) A vigorous growing, multi-stem plant for the perennial border. A fast growing upright shrub with somewhat arching branches and green leaves. May freeze to the ground in northern areas but will grow back and flower that year. Very soil tolerant and prefers full sun. Late summer brings long cone shaped panicles of flowers in an array of colors. Great for butterflies.

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Buddleia davidi ‘Black Knight’ - Flower color is dark purple.

JOHNSTON'S BLACK KNIGHT BUDDLEIA

 

Buddleia davidi ‘Nanho Blue’ - Flower color is light blue.

JOHNSTON'S NANHO BLUE BUDDLEIA

 

Buddleia davidi ‘Pink Delight’ - Flower color is pure pink.

JOHNSTON'S PINK DELIGHT BUDDLEIA


Buddleia x ‘Podaras #8’ (PPAF) BLUE HEAVEN FLUTTERBY PETITE™ BUTTERFLY BUSH

2-3 ft. (Zone 5) A miniature flowering butterfly bush with blue flowers that bloom early and continuously throughout season.  Fuzzy, silvery foliage.  Good for ground cover or low hedge.

JOHNSTON'S BLUE HEAVEN FLUTTERBY PETITE BUTTERFLY BUSH

 

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’  DARK KNIGHT CARYOPTERIS

3 ft.  (Zone 5)  Fragrant, dark blue flowers in August and September on a compact and upright-growing plant.

 

Clethra alnifolia WHITE SUMMERSWEET

5-6 ft. (Zone 3) White fragrant flowers in mid to late summer. Very hardy requiring little care. Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.

JOHNSTON'S WHITE SUMMERSWEET

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Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’ HUMMINGBIRD SUMMERSWEET

30-36 in. (Zone 4) White fragrant flowers in mid to late summer. Compact form requiring little care. Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.

JOHNSTON'S HUMMINGBIRD SUMMERSWEET

 

Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ RUBY SPICE SUMMERSWEET

6-8 ft. (Zone 4) Deep rose-colored, non-fading, fragrant flowers. An excellent 1995 addition to the summer flowering shrubs. Provide acid, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun to relatively heavy shade.

JOHNSTON'S RUBY SPICE SUMMERSWEET

 

Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’  SIXTEEN CANDLES SUMMERSWEET  

24-30 in. (Zone 4)  Fragrant white flowers in mid to late summer. An improved selection of C.a. ‘Hummingbird’.  Shiny green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Plant in sun or shade.

 

Cornus alba ‘Argenteo-marginata’ EUROPEAN VARIEGATED DOGWOOD

6-10 ft. (Zone 3) Variegated green and creamy-white leaves on a rounded shrub. Bright red branches create a very attractive winter effect. Formerly listed as C.a. ‘Elegantissima’.

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Cornus alba ‘Bailhalo’ (P.P.No.8722) IVORY HALO™ DOGWOOD

5-6 ft. (Zone 3) Compact selection of Variegated Dogwood. More compact, rounded form for use in smaller areas.

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Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’  BAILEY RED TWIG DOGWOOD

8-10 ft. (Zone 3)  Bright red stems provide exceptional color contrast in any winter garden or border.  Rich, glossy green foliage in summer.  Very hardy.  Does well in sun or shade.

 

Cornus serica ‘Flaviramea’ YELLOWTWIG DOGWOOD

7-9 ft. (Zone 2) Bright golden-yellow bark with green foliage and white flowers & berries. Broad rounded growth habit, spreads by underground stolons. Excellent winter accent. Tolerates wet soil.

JOHNSTON'S YELLOWTWIG DOGWOOD

 

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ HARRY LAUDER’S WALKING STICK

7 ft. (Zone 4) Novelty plant with curiously twisted branches. Eye catching when displayed against a light colored wall or with a snowy background. Does well in sun or partial shade. Grown as a shrub and in a top grafted form.

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Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ROYAL PURPLE SMOKE BUSH

8-10 ft. (Zone 5) Panicles of beige flowers in mid summer on an upright spreading plant with velvety dark purple foliage. Dark purple in fall.

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Cotoneaster apiculata CRANBERRY COTONEASTER

2 ft. (Zone 4) Low spreading shrub with arching branches. Glossy green leaves turn bright red in fall. Tiny pink flowers in spring and red berries in late summer. Very tolerant of soil and light conditions. Great for bank plantings. Grown as a low shrub and in a top grafted form.

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Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’ CORAL BEAUTY COTONEASTER

15 in. (Zone 5) Also known as Royal Beauty Cotoneaster, a low growing variety with white flowers in May followed by coral colored berries in late summer through early winter. Grows in sun or partial shade. Semi-evergreen.

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Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Scarlet Leader’ SCARLET LEADER COTONEASTER

6-12 in (Zone 5) Often used as a ground cover. An abundance of scarlet-red berries provide sharp contrast against glossy semi-evergreen foliage. Dense, low growing growth habit. Does well in sun or partial shade.

 

Deutzia gracilis  SLENDER DEUTZIA

3 ft. (Zone 4)  White flowers in May on slender arching branches. Very desirable deciduous shrub having a dense growth habit. Best in full sun.

JOHNSTON'S SLENDER DEUTZIA

 

Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ NIKKO SLENDER DEUTZIA

12-15 in. (Zone 4) A small-leaved, graceful, groundcover shrub that offers white flowers and rich green foliage that turns deep burgundy for fall.

JOHNSTON'S NIKKO SLENDER DEUTZIA

 

Euonymus alata compacta DWARF BURNING BUSH

6 ft. (Zone 4) Extremely popular ornamental shrub Cork-like bark, lacy green foliage, scarlet-orange berries and brilliant red fall color make this plant interesting year round. Compact growth habit lends itself to many uses.

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Forsythia intermedia ‘Lynwood Gold’ LYNWOOD GOLD FORSYTHIA

8 ft. (Zone 5) Popular variety of Forsythia covered with golden yellow flowers in early spring. Sun or partial shade.

JOHNSTON'S LYNWOOD GOLD FORSYTHIA

 

Fothergilla x ‘Mount Airy’  MOUNT AIRY FOTHERGILLA

3-5 ft. (Zone 4)  A vigorous variety with a more upright habit.  Abundant white flowers and dark blue-green foliage that turns a consistent yellow-orange-red for fall.  A clone selected by Michael Dirr in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Very Hardy!

 

Hamamelis virginiana COMMON WITCH HAZEL

12-15 ft. (Zone 4) Native shrub or small tree with spreading branches forming an irregular, rounded crown. Green leaves turn brilliant yellow in fall. Flowers are yellow and appear in late fall. Prefers moist soil in sun or shade. Habit is architecturally beautiful.

 

Hibiscus / Rose of Sharon

8-12 ft. (Zone 5) One of the few late summer blooming shrubs. Dense upright growth habit. Use as a specimen or in borders, also very popular for hedging. Flowers best in full sun. Also called Althea, deciduous shrub with an upright vase-shaped growth habit. Flowers are available in many colors and appear in late summer, heavy bloomer. Very soil tolerant and does best in full sun, but will grow in some shade. Great in borders or as a screen or hedge.

 

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’  - Flowers are deep rose pink with showy deep red eye.

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Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Marlin’™ - Flowers are single true blue.

 

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Diana’ - Flowers are single pure white.

JOHNSTON'S DIANA HIBISCUS

 

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’  - Flowers are lavender-pink with reddish purple eye and ruffled petals.

 

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’ - Flowers are pure white with scarlet centers.

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Hydrangea

 

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabell’ ANNABELL HYDRANGEA

4-5 ft. (Zone 4) Large, double white flowers in June-July. Thrives in shade. Flower heads are larger and held more erect than H. grandiflora. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.

JOHNSTON'S ANNABELL HYDRANGEA

 

 

Hydrangea / Hortensia Flower Types

Hydrangeas with hortensia or mophead type flowers have sterile petals in large globose corymbs. Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. Acidic ph for blue color (ie adding garden sulfur), alkaline ph for pink (ie adding lime). Plant in part-shade to part-sun in well-drained organic soil. Flower buds form on previous years stems. Bloom in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ (PPAF) ENDLESS SUMMER™ HYDRANGEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 4) This one breaks the rules. Normally the Hortensia varieties of Hydrangea bloom on two year old wood only but this blue Hydrangea blooms on both old and new wood. Keep soil acidic to maintain blue flowers.

JOHNSTON'S ENDLESS SUMMER HYDRANGEA

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bloomstruck™’ ‘PIIHM-II’ (PPAF)  ENDLESS SUMMER® BLOOMSTRUCK™ BIGLEAF HYDRANGEA

3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Reblooming mophead flowers, intense rose-pink, violet or blue flowers on red-purple stems, with above average heat tolerance and disease resistance, fall color is reddish purple.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® ‘Blushing Bride’® (P.P.No. 7,169) BLUSHING BRIDE® HYDRANGEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 4)  A selection of Endless Summer Hydrangrea with light pink flowers.  This hydrangea, like Endless Summer, blooms on both old and new wood. 

JOHNSTON'S BLUSHING BRIDE HYDRANGEA

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ (P.P.No. 21,052)  DOUBLE DELIGHTS™ WEDDING GOWN HYDRANGEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Compact grower with white double flowers.  Re-bloomer!

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ GLOWING EMBERS HYDRANGEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 5) Compact variety of Hydrangea with fluorescent pink to red flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘L.A. Dreamin™’ (PPAF)  L.A. DREAMIN™ HYDRANGEA

4 ft. (Zone 5)  All shades of blooms on a single plant, blue, pink and everything in-between, without inputs of aluminum sulfate or special fertilizer. Sun, part shade.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Paris Rapa’ (P.P.No. 10,906)  CITYLINE® PARIS BIGLEAF HYDRANGEA

1-3 ft. (Zone 5)  Compact, tight plant that requires little pruning.  Large, intensely red flowers that change to green with age. Glossy foliage, strong stems.  Mildew resistant.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pink Beauty’ PINK BEAUTY HYDRANGEA

3 ft. (Zone 5) Large showy pink flowers in summer with attractive foliage.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’ (P.P.No. 18,197)  NEXT GENERATION RED SENSATION HYDRANGEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 4)  Beautiful flowers that begin green, change to red, then darken to purple in fall.  A re-bloomer with purple stems.

 

Hydrangea macrophyla ‘Venice Raven’ (P.P.No. 10,928)  CITYLINE® VENICE BIGLEAF HYDRANGEA

1-3 ft. (Zone 5)  Compact, tight plant that requires little pruning.  Large, bright fuchsia flowers that change to green with age. Glossy foliage, strong stems.  Mildew resistant.   Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. (See general description at top of Hydrangea list).

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘White King’ (P.P.No. 21,065)  NEXT GENERATION SNOW STORM HYDRANGEA

3-4 ft. (Zone 5)  Dark green foliage with a compact growth habit and large white mop-head flowers.

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Hydrangea / Lacecap Types

Hydrangeas with lacecap type flowers have small fertile flowers surrounded by large showy outer petals which form a pinwheel effect. Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. Acidic ph for blue color, alkaline ph for pink. Plant in part-shade to part-sun in well-drained organic soil. Flower buds form on previous years stems. Bloom in summer.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Cassell™’  BLUE CASSELL™ HYDRANGEA

3-4 ft. (Zone 5)  Huge blue (or pink) lacecap flowers that bloom on old and new wood.  Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. (See general description at top of Hydrangea list).

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Teller Blue’  TELLER BLUE HYDRANGEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Stunning blue lacecap flowers.  Sterile florets are large and in double rows.   Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. (See general description at top of Hydrangea list).

 

Hydrangea macrophylla PIIHM-I ‘Twist-N-Shout’ (P.P.No. 20,176) TWIST-N-SHOUT® HYDRANGEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 4)  A selection of Endless Summer Hydrangrea featuring a lacecap style with deep pink centers surrounded by pink or blue flowers.  Dark green foliage turns burgundy-red for autumn.  This hydrangea, like Endless Summer, blooms on   both old and new wood.  Flower color varies by variety and by soil ph. (See general description at top of Hydrangea list).

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Hydrangea / Miscellaneous Types

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’ (P.P.No. 21,778)  SWEET SUMMER HYDRANGEA

4-5 ft. (Zone 4)  Green flowers emerge and turn to white in summer.  Later season pink hues begin to appear and create a mix of white and pink for late summer and fall.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bombshell’ (P.P.No. 21,008)  BOMBSHELL HYDRANGEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 3)  A tough and hardy selection that has a low and 3-4 ft. wide growth habit.  White flowers from summer through fall.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’  P.G. HYDRANGEA

5 ft. (Zone 4) Bears exceptionally large clusters of white flowers in late summer which change to pinkish-bronze for autumn. Makes a very unique and unusual specimen shrub or dwarf tree. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Hpopr013’  CANDELABRA LAVALAMP™ HYDRANGEA

4-6 ft. (Zone 3)  Candle-shaped flowers bloom creamy white and transition to bright red as summer fades, high on sturdy stems.  Excellent feature plant.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kolmakilima’  MOONROCK LAVALAMP™ HYDRANGEA

4-6 ft. (Zone 3)  Creamy, cone-shaped blooms emerge with an intense lime-green center.  Long bloom time, good as a feature in the mixed border.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kolmavesu’  FLARE LAVALAMP™ HYDRANGEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 3)  Blooms age creamy-white to a bright red-pink, in summer through autumn.  Sturdy stems hold the creamy cone-shaped flowers high all summer.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’  LITTLE LIME HYDRANGEA  

3-5 ft.  (Zone 4)  Dwarf form of Limelight Hydrangea.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Phantom’  PHANTOM HYDRANGEA

6 ft. (Zone 4) Enormous flower clusters are the largest of all the paniculatas.  Blooms from July through September.  Flowers start off ivory and turn to white with yellowish tips and develop to a pinkish color in fall.  Makes a very unique and unusual specimen shrub. 

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ PINK DIAMOND HYDRANGEA

6 ft. (Zone 4) An upright, rounded shrub with large, 12” x 8” upright cream flowers appearing in late summer and gradually turning a rich shade of pink. Best in sun to part shade. Can be pruned back in late fall or early spring if desired. Blooms on new growth so that you can trim in fall or spring (before leaves) and still get flowers.

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rensun’ (P.P.No. 25,438)  STRAWBERRY SUNDAE™ HYDRANGEA

4-5 ft. (Zone 4)  Green foliage with spectacular flower color range from white in the spring, pink to red in the summer.

  

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Snow Mountain’  SNOW MOUNTAIN HYDRANGEA

6-12 ft. (Zone 3)  Vigorous upright habit with bright green foliage and showy white flowers that appear in early July to September.  Plant in sun or part-shade in moist, well-drained soil.  A selection of ‘Kyushu’ that is very heat-tolerant.

 

Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Diamonds’  WHITE DIAMONDS HYDRANGEA

4 ft. (Zone 3)  Fertile and sterile white flowers on a sturdy plant.  This H. paniculata variety provides the look in a smaller growing variety.

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’ PPAF  FIRE AND ICE HYDRANGEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 3)  This one is quite a show!  Flowers open white then mature to pink for summer and then to red for a show-stopping fall color!

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Hydrangea quercifolia OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA

4-6 ft. (Zone 5) Large oakleaf-like foliage turning to shades of crimson in autumn along with white flowers in late summer make this an interesting accent shrub. Does well in sun or shade.

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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’   PEE WEE DWARF OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA  

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Low, compact habit.  White flowers and wine-red autumn foliage.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’  RUBY SLIPPERS DWARF OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA  

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Low, compact habit.  Flowers open white but quickly turn light pink then to deep pink.  Green foliage turns deep red in autumn.

 

Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’ SUNBURST ST. JOHN’S-WORT

24-30 in. (Zone 5) Beautiful summer flowering (similar to hidecote) shrub with blue-green foliage and large waxy golden flowers from mid-summer till frost. Excellent as a border or ground cover. Likes sun or partial shade.

 

Ilex verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’ SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN WINTERBERRY

6-8 ft. (Zone 3) Male pollinator for female Ilex verticillata ‘Varieties’.

 

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ (P.P.No. 4146) WINTER RED WINTERBERRY

6-8 ft. (Zone 3) An oval-rounded deciduous shrub with deep green leaves. Beautiful bright red berries cover the plant in late summer and last in winter. The main difference between this and "Sparkleberry" is the berries have shorter stems and are slightly larger. Very soil tolerant, will stand boggy sites quite well. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Excellent in mass plantings and naturalizing. Needs a male pollinator.

 

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ HENRY’S RED VIRGINIA SWEETSPIRE

3-4 ft. (Zone 5) Spreading semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves turning a brilliant reddish-purple in fall. Showy, white, fragrant flowers in horizontal clusters to 6 in. long in summer. Native to swamps in the eastern U.S. but grows in any garden soil. Plant in sun (for best fall color) or shade. Great substitution for burning bush because its foliage stays red longer and it stays smaller.

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Itea virginica ‘Merlot’  MERLOT SWEETSPIRE  

2-3 ft. (Zone 5)  Fragrant white flowers appear in mid June among green foliage, deepening to an attractive burgundy in the fall. This plant has a compact habit and is wet site tolerant.

 

Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ (P.P.No. 10,988)  LITTLE HENRY® DWARF SWEETSPIRE

18-24 in. (Zone 5)  White flowers in early summer and reddish-purple fall color makes this a plant for the whole season.

 

Ligustrum amurense AMUR RIVER NORTH PRIVET

15 ft. (Zone 4)  The hardiest privet hedge.  Very beautiful upright, fast-growing and compact. Ideal for a clipped hedge.  Very hardy.

 

Myrica pennsylvanica NORTHERN BAYBERRY

8 ft. (Zone 5) A semi-evergreen shrub with waxy dark green leaves, very aromatic when disturbed. Very tolerant to soil conditions and salt. Plant in sun or shade. Tends to sucker and thus forms colonies, excellent in mass plantings. Used in borders, wooded gardens, or for roadside groupings. Naturalizing plant.

 

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Center Glow’  CENTER GLOW NINEBARK

8-10 ft.  (Zone 3)  The foliage on this variety emerges yellow-green, then matures to bright deep red.  White flowers.

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’  AMBER JUBILEE® NINEBARK

5-6 ft. (Zone 2)  Yellow foliage with tinges and shades of orange that turns purple for fall.  Very interesting plant all season!

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’ DART’S GOLD NINEBARK

4-5 ft (Zone 2) A tough, durable shrub that becomes dense and rounded with age. The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring and red fruit in fall. Bright yellow leaves create a nice contrast in the landscape.

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May’ (P.P.No. 22,634)  LITTLE DEVIL™ NINEBARK

3-4 ft. (Zone 3)  This selection of Ninebark provides the dark burgundy foliage on a more compact and low maintenance form.

 

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’ (P.P.No. 11,211)   DIABOLO® NINEBARK

4-8 ft. (Zone 3) A tough, durable shrub that becomes dense and rounded with  age.  The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring, and dark purplish leaves all summer.

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Podaras 1’ (P.P.No. 22,361)  GUMDROP™ BURGUNDY CANDY NINEBARK  

4-6 ft. (Zone 3)  Burgundy-red foliage and white flowers that appear in spring.  Compact habit makes this an excellent selection for foundation plantings and small bed areas.

 

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘SMPOTW’ (P.P.No. 26,749)  TINY WINE® NINEBARK

3-4ft (Zone 3) A tough, durable shrub that is dense and rounded in form.  The brown bark exfoliates for winter interest. White to slightly pink flowers in late spring, and deep bronze-maroon leaves all summer.

 

 

Potentilla / Cinquefoil

Popular, small to medium sized shrubs with fine textured green foliage. Adored for their ability to flower from early summer to frost in an array of colors. Very hardy and tolerant of many soil conditions other than extremely wet. Thin or cut back yearly to keep plants looking vigorous.

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Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Finger’ GOLD FINGER POTENTILLA

2-3 ft. (Zone 2) A compact hardy plant with an abundance of showy golden- yellow flowers that last all summer. Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.

JOHNSTON'S GOLD FINGER POTENTILLA

 

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Hachdon’  BELLA SOL™ POTENTILLA

2-3 ft. (Zone 2)  Very hardy plant with an abundance of vibrant orange flowers that last all summer.  Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.

 

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Hachliss’  BELLA BELLISSIMA POTENTILLA

2-3 ft. (Zone 2)  Very hardy plant with an abundance of showy dark pink flowers that last all summer.  Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.

 

Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White’  MC KAY’S WHITE POTENTILLA

24-30 in.  (Zone 3)  Single flowers open creamy-white, then become pure white.  Medium-dark green leaves and slightly-arching form.

 

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’ (PPAF) PINK BEAUTY POTENTILLA

3 ft. (Zone 2) Full, rounded plant with bright green foliage. Clear pink flowers in abundance that have deeper centers that pale with age.

JOHNSTON'S PINK BEAUTY POTENTILLA

 

Potentilla fruticosa ‘UMan’  (P.P.No. 12,258)  MANGO TANGO™ POTENTILLA

2 ft. (Zone 2)  A rounded, hardy plant with an abundance of yellow flowers that have shades of orange and red radiating from the center of the petals, creating a bicolor effect. The red color in the flowers intensifies in cooler weather and softens in warmer weather.  Excellent for specimen or mass plantings.

JOHNSTON'S MANGO TANGO POTENTILLA

 

Prunus x cistena PURPLELEAF SANDCHERRY

8-10 ft. (Zone 2) Multi-stemmed purple leaf plum. Easy to trim and maintain as a shrub in a wide variety of plantings. Sharp contrast of light pinkish flowers against dark burgundy-red foliage is very attractive in May.

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Rhamnus frangula asplenifolia ‘Fernleaf’ FERNLEAF BUCKTHORN

6-8 ft. (Zone 2) Exotic looking plant that is extremely hardy. Foliage is narrow, glossy green and slightly crinkled. Grown in shrub and tree forms.

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Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’ FINE LINE BUCKTHORN

Zone:  4    Height:  5-7 ft.    Width:  2-3 ft.
Fine-textured fern-like foliage of R. ‘Asplenifolia’ with the upright, narrow habit of R. ‘Columnaris.’

 

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’  GRO-LOW FRAGRANT SUMAC

2 ft.  (Zone 4-9)  Low, spreading plant with yellow flowers in May, followed by brilliant scarlet to orange berries.  Glossy green leaves turn beautiful orange-red in autumn.  Sun or partial shade. Leaves have citrus like fragrance.

 

Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’ (PPAF)  TIGER EYES® SUMAC

6ft. (Zone 4) Nice compact variety with fuzzy pink stems and golden foliage combine to create a dramatic landscape effect. Leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and scarlet in the fall. Very drought tolerant once established.

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Climbing Roses

Climbing roses add interest and height to landscapes. They climb almost any pyramidal structure, including walls, garden gates, and trellises. Climbing roses can be own root hardy or budded. Many of the varieties that are grown today have been used in gardens for many decades.

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Rosa ‘Blaze’ BLAZE CLIMBING ROSE

12-14 ft. (Zone 6) Profuse red fragrant flowers. Foliage is leathery, deep emerald green. Recurrent bloomer. Budded. Requires winter protection. Climbing rose classification.

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Rosa ‘New Dawn’  NEW DAWN CLIMBING ROSE

10-15 ft. (Zone 5)  Abundant, frangrant pink flowers.  Recurrent bloomer.  Dark, glossy green, disease-resistant foliage.  Own-root hardy.  Climbing rose classification.

 

Dwarf Drift Roses

Drift roses are new dwarf form of shrub rose.  They have numerous blooms and great season long foliage.   Their groundcover form makes them a great choice for the front of the landscape or small areas.  They have excellent disease resistance.  Like other shrub roses they perform well in masses or can be used where a single flowering shrub is desired. 

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Rosa ‘Meidrifora’ (PPAF)   CORAL DRIFT® ROSE

Less than 18”  (Zone 5)   Compact groundcover rose with abundant bright coral-orange flowers and semi-glossy dark green foliage.  Good disease resistance and hardiness.

JOHNSTON'S CORAL DRIFT ROSE

 

Rosa ‘Meigalpio' (PPAF)  RED DRIFT® ROSE

Less than 18 in. (Zone 5-10)   Compact groundcover rose with abundant small scarlet red flowers with semi glossy dark green leaves. excellent disease resistance.

JOHNSTON'S RED DRIFT ROSE

 

Rosa ‘Meiggili’ (PPAF)  PEACH DRIFT® ROSE

Less than 18”  (Zone 5)   Compact, rounded groundcover rose with abundant small peach-apricot colored flowers and semi-glossy dark green foliage.  Good disease-resistance.

JOHNSTON'S PEACH DRIFT ROSE

 

Rosa ‘Meijocos’ (PPAF)  PINK DRIFT® ROSE

Less than 18”  (Zone 5)   Compact groundcover rose with abundant deep pink flowers and semi-glossy dark green foliage.  Good disease-resistance and hardiness.

JOHNSTON'S PINK DRIFT ROSE

 

Rosa ‘Meimirrote’ (P.P.No. 23,354)  APRICOT DRIFT® MEIDILAND ROSE  

24 in. (Zone 4) Frilly apricot blooms cover this disease resistant plant in both spring and summer. Apricot Drift Rose is a groundcover Rose with a low, spreading habit.

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Rosa ‘Novarospop’ PPAF  POPCORN DRIFT ® ROSE  

Less than 18”  (Zone 5)   Compact groundcover rose with abundant bright yellow flowers  which fade to cream-pinkish late season, with semi-glossy dark green foliage.  Good disease resistance and hardiness.

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Shrub Roses

Shrub roses bloom with numerous flowers along the stems.  They are widely used in the landscape for their own root hardiness, long blooming time, and carefree nature.  Many have proven disease resistance.  They perform well in masses or can be used where a flowering shrub is desired. 

 

Rosa ‘BAIbox’  EASY ELEGANCE® MUSIC BOX™ ROSE

3-5 ft. (Zone 5) Fragrant yellow and pink blended double flowers. Dark green foliage.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Recurrent bloomer. Excellent disease-resistance. Own-root hardy. 

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Rosa ‘BAIcream’ (P.P.No. 15,574)   EASY ELEGANCE® MACY’S PRIDE™ ROSE

3-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Lemon yellow buds open to double white flowers.  Medium green foliage.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading.  Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips.  Recurrent bloomer.  Excellent disease-resistance.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

JOHNSTON'S EASY ELEGANCE MACY'S PRIDE ROSE

 

Rosa ‘BAIfairy’ (P.P.No. 16,131)  EASY ELEGANCE® MYSTIC FAIRY® ROSE

3-4 ft. (Zone 4)  Irresistible blooms of rich red with pink undertones carpet this compact plant in massive clusters all summer long.  New foliage is glossy red, which slowly gives way to dark green mature leaves, a striking complement to the blooms.  Excellent disease resistance.  Own-root hardy.

 

Rosa ‘BAIlove’  EASY ELEGANCE® CORAL COVE™ ROSE

3-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Incredible orange-pink blooms with a hint of yellow on a petite plant.  Excellent disease resistance.  Everblooming.  Full sun.

JOHNSTON'S EASY ELEGANCE CORAL COVE ROSE  

 

Rosa ‘Meicoublan’ (P.P.No. 6,088)  WHITE MEIDILAND® ROSE

24-30 in. (Zone 5)  Large pure white double flowers.  Blooms from early summer until fall.  Low, spreading habit with leathery, dark, glossy foliage..  Mounding groundcover great for banks, slopes and large areas.  Own-root hardy.  Meidiland shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Meidomonac’ BONICA™ ROSE

3-5 ft. (Zone 4) A very hardy, double pink flowering shrub rose that often blooms with more than 25 flowers on long lateral shoots. Deep green, glossy foliage. The bright red hips remain showy throughout the winter. Own root hardy. Meidiland shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Meiklutz’ (PPAF)  FAIRY MEIDILAND® ROSE

36 in. (Zone 4)    Bright pink flowers that do not fade.  Contained habit that is a spreading mound.  Good for foreground or slope plantings.  Very glossy dark green foliage.   Excellent disease-resistance.  Red hips become apparent when blooms leave.  Ever-blooming.  Own-root hardy.  Meidiland shrub rose classification

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Rosa 'Meizmea' PPAF CAREFREE SPIRIT ROSE

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Great non-fading bright red flowers and rich, glossy green, disease-resistant foliage.  Arching habit.  Similar to Carefree Delight Rose.  Light fragrance.  Everblooming.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Navy Lady’  NAVY LADY SEMI-DOUBLE ROSE

2 ft. (Zone 4) Dark velvet-red, semi-double rose, repeat bloomer, July to frost, with dark green foliage. Resistant to black spot and mildew, very clean, light fragrance.

 

Rosa ‘Radsun’ PPAF   CAREFREE SUNSHINE™ ROSE

3-4 ft ( Zone 5) Large yellow flowers in abundant clusters. Medium green disease resistant foliage. Everblooming from June until frost without deadheading. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘The Fairy’   THE FAIRY ROSE

24-30 in. (Zone 4) Numerous small charming pink flowers borne in clusters. Glossy green foliage and a mounding habit. Light fragrance. Everblooming. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.

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The Knock Out Series Roses

The Knock Out shrub roses series are easy to maintain and offer extended colors to the landscape.  They have excellent disease resistant and are own root hardy like the other shrub roses.  They are becoming widely used in the landscape for their long bloom time and bright colors.  They perform well in masses or can be used where a flowering shrub is desired. 

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Rosa ‘Radcon’ (PPAF) THE PINK KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5)  Deep, fluorescent pink single to semi-double flowers.  Dark glossy green foliage.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading.  Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips.  Ever-blooming.  Excellent disease-resistance.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Radral’ (P.P.No. 19,803)  CORAL KNOCK OUT® ROSE

4 ft. (Zone 5)  Unique flowers start brick-orange and finish salmon-pink and are  strong in hot weather.  Large shrub rose with disease-resistance comparable to Knock Out Rose.  Ever-blooming.  Young foliage is bronze-red maturing to green.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

 

 

Rosa ‘Radrazz’  (P.P.No. 11,836)   THE KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5) Deep, fluorescent cherry red flowers. Dark green foliage with a tinge of burgundy. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips. Everblooming. Excellent disease resistance. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Radsunny’ (P.P.No. 18,562)  THE SUNNY KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5)  A yellow Knock Out rose with similar dark foliage.  Flower has sweet fragrance and will keep a stronger color during cooler weather.  As flowers fade, the plant will have new yellow flowers and older light-colored ones at the same time.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading.  Ever-blooming.  Excellent disease-resistance.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

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Rosa ‘Radtko’ (P.P.No. 11,836)  THE DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5) Deep, fluorescent DOUBLE cherry red flowers. Dark green foliage with a tinge of burgundy. Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips. Everblooming. Excellent disease resistance. Own root hardy. Shrub rose classification. We like this rose a lot but flowers are not self cleaning so you will need to pinch off old to keep clean of old flowers.

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Rosa 'Radtkopink' (P.P.No. 18,507) PINK DOUBLE KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft.  (Zone 5)  A Knock Out rose with hot-pink double flowers.  Dark glossy green foliage.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading.  Fall color is deep burgundy with bright orange-red hips.  Ever-blooming.  Excellent disease-resistance.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification

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Rosa ‘Radwhite’ (PPAF)  WHITE OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5)  A white Knock Out rose.  Similar dark green foliage.  Flower is bright, and plant has great form typical of the Knock Out series.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading.  Ever-blooming.  Good disease- resistance.  May need some black-spot management (site dependent).  Own- root hardy.  Shrub rose classification. 

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Rosa ‘Radyod’ PPAF  THE BLUSHING KNOCK OUT® ROSE

3 ft. (Zone 5)  Rose seletion similar ro Knock Out, but with light pink flowers.  Bloom time is early June till frost without deadheading. Everblooming.  Excellent disease-resistance.  Own-root hardy.  Shrub rose classification.

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Species Rose

Rosa rugosa RUGOSA ROSE

4-6 ft. (Zone 2) Single pink flowers against rich green disease resistant foliage. Recurrent bloomer. Large red fruit in fall. Salt tolerant. Own root hardy. Species rose calssification.

 

Salix caprea pendula WEEPING PUSSY WILLOW

(Zone 4) A handsome weeping form that can be used as a ground cover or trained on a standard to produce a small weeping tree. Top grafted form.

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Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ HAKURU NISHIKI WILLOW

3-6 ft. (Zone 5) Also known as Dappled Willow, a Japanese cultivar with very striking variegated pink, white, and green leaves. Soil tolerant and will grow in wet areas. Plant in sun or partial shade. Excellent plant for smaller areas. Also great when planted in masses near water. Grown in shrub and top grafted forms.

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Salix purpurea nana DWARF BLUE ARCTIC WILLOW

3-6 ft. (Zone 2) Silvery-green foliage on an upright, rounded plant. Excellent as a single specimen or as a dense, dwarf hedge.

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Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ (P.P.No. 16,336)  SEM FALSE SPIRAEA

3-4 ft. (Zone 3)  Fern-like foliage appears pinkish-red in spring and darkens some for summer.  Beautiful white blossoms appear in July and August.

 

Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor’ TOR SPIRAEA

3-4 ft. (Zone 4) A compact mounded plant with white flowers in mid to late spring. Rich green leaves turn yellow-gold, bronze, and red in the autumn.

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Spiraea x ‘Gold Mound’ GOLD MOUND SPIRAEA

18-24 in. (Zone 4) Dwarf bushy shrub with creamy yellow foliage. Pink flowers in late June and early July. Colorful accent plant used in rock gardens, foundation plantings, and small borders. Does best in full sun. Very similar to Limemound Spirea.

JOHNSTON'S GOLD MOUND SPIRAEA

 

Spiraea japonica ‘Alpina’ ALPINE/DAPHNE SPIRAEA

18-24 in. (Zone 4) Very dwarf form of Spiraea which grows into a dense, well- formed mound. Pink flowers in late spring continue well into the summer. A must for the sunny rock garden.

JOHNSTON'S ALPINE/DAPHNE SPIRAEA

 

Spiraea japonica ‘Galen’ (PPAF, CBRAF)  DOUBLE PLAY® ARTIST SPIRAEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Beautiful Spiraea which grows into a compact, full-bodied mound.  Foliage emerges a rich purple red and hardens to blue-green.  Rich, pure pink flowers in late spring continue well into the summer.  Can be used in almost every landscape.

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Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’  LITTLE PRINCESS SPIRAEA

2-3 ft. (Zone 4) Beautiful Spiraea which grows into a dense, well-formed mound. Pink flowers in late spring continue well into the summer. Can be used in almost every landscape.

JOHNSTON'S LITTLE PRINCESS SPIRAEA

 

Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ (P.P.No. 9,363)  MAGIC CARPET SPIRAEA

18-24 (Zone 3) New red shoots in spring that mature to bronze on light green foliage. Compact growth habit with deep pink flowers early summer. Looks like a dwarf form of Goldflame Spirea.

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Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’ SHIROBANA SPIRAEA

24-30 in. (Zone 4) Excellent variety of spiraea. Both white and red flowers or partial white and red flowers on the same bush.

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Spiraea ‘Neon Flash’ NEON FLASH SPIRAEA

3 ft. (Zone 4) Dense mounding shrub with purple new growth, turning to green. Flowers red, late spring through fall. Very similar to Anthony Waterer Spirea.

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Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ SNOWMOUND SPIRAEA

3 ft. (Zone 4) Rounded shrub with stiff stems and bluish-green leaves that turn brilliant shades of red and orange in fall when in full sun. Stems are loaded with white flowers in late spring. Tolerant of soils except for very wet areas. Used in shrub borders, hedging, or in foundation plantings. Very hardy.

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Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’  OGON SPIRAEA

3-5 ft. (Zone 4)  A bushy slender-leafed shrub with a spreading growth habit.  Leaves are yellow and fine-textured.  White flowers appear in early to mid spring.  Great in mass or as an accent.

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Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ RENAISSANCE SPIRAEA

5-7 ft. (Zone 3) Very popular garden shrub with a vase-shaped form and graceful arching branches. Green leaves and an abundance of white flowers in spring. Tolerant of most soils except wet areas. Plant in full sun or light shade. Used as a specimen or an informal hedge. Often called Bridalwreath Spirea.

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Syringa meyeri ‘Palabin’ DWARF KOREAN LILAC

3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Dwarf, compact shrub with a rounded habit. Glossy green leaves have a purplish-red edge. Beautiful fragrant flowers are purple in bud opening to a light lavender and appear in spring. Tolerant of soils and will grow in full to part sun. Resistant to mildew. A similar, but larger growing, pink flowering variety is Syringa ‘Bailbell’ (Tinkerbell Lilac). Grown as shrub and top grafted form.

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Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’ MISS KIM LILAC

3-5 ft. (Zone 3) Hardy dwarf lilac from Korea. Compact growth habit with dark, glossy-green leaves turning burgundy-red in autumn. Late blooming pale lilac fragrant flowers. A similar pink flowering variety is Syringa ‘Bailbell’ (Tinkerbell Lilac).

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Syringa x prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’  DONALD WYMAN LILAC

8-10 ft. (Zone 2)  Purplish-lavender flowers on large pyramidal spikes in early to mid-June. Slightly fragrant. Blooms two weeks later than common lilac. Dense, upright growth habit. Excellent specimen or hedge plant.  Resistant to mildew.

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Syringa x prestoniae ‘James Macfarlane’ JAMES MACFARLANE LILAC

8 ft. (Zone 2) Heavy blooming pink hybrid lilac. Blooms two weeks later than common lilac. Tolerates moist soil conditions better than vulgaris hybrids. Resistant to mildew.

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Syringa vulgaris COMMON PURPLE LILAC

8-15 ft. (Zone 3) Light purple flowers appear in mid to late May. This is the “Old Fashioned” lilac having that unmistakable lilac fragrance.

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Jolly’ CHARLES JOLLY FRENCH LILAC

8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Double flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are double dark purplish-red and fragrant.

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Ludwig Spaeth’ LUDWIG SPAETH FRENCH LILAC

8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Single flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are reddish- purple and fragrant.

 

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madam Lemoine’  MADAM LEMOINE FRENCH LILAC

8-10 ft. (Zone 3)  Double-flowering French hybrid lilac.  Flowers are double white and very showy.

 

Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ SENSATION FRENCH LILAC

8-10 ft. (Zone 3) Single flowering French hybrid lilac. Flowers are purplish-red with a white edge.

 

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Varieties’ HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY

6-8 ft. (Zone 4) Popular ornamental fruit bearing shrub with glossy green leaves that turn bright red and orange in fall. White bell-shaped flowers appear in spring. Fruit is light-blue and very good to eat, ripens in mid-summer. Should be cross pollinated for best fruit production. Plant in sun to light shade.

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blue Crop’

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Blue Ray’

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’

 

Viburnum x burkwoodii  BURKWOOD VIBURNUM

6 ft. (Zone 5) Cross between Viburnum carlesi and Viburnum utile.  Flowers are light pink to white and very fragrant.  Leaves are shiny green and color nicely in fall to different shades of orange and red.  Grows best in protected areas.

 

Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’  MOHAWK VIBURNUM

6 ft. (Zone 3) Dark red buds appear early on this compact rounded plant, thereby extending the ornamental period.  Flowers are white with red blotch and have a strong, spicy fragrance.

 

Viburnum x carlecephalum  FRAGRANT SNOWBALL VIBURNUM

9 ft. (Zone 5)  Huge snowball-like clusters of fragrant blossoms in May. Dark green summer foliage changes to reddish-purple in autumn.

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Viburnum carlesi ‘Cayuga’  CAYUGA VIBURNUM

5 ft. (Zone 4)  New, compact form with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers in spring.

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Viburnum carlesi ‘Diana’  DIANA VIBURNUM

4-7 ft. (Zone 4)  Extremely fragrant spring-flowering shrub similar to Korean Spice.  Red buds transform to pink and open to pinkish-white flowers in May.  Has compact habit but is a strong grower.  New growth has purple tinge.

 

Viburnum dentatum ‘Synnesvedt’ CHICAGO LUSTRE® ARROWWOOD

8-10 ft. (Zone 5) Dense rounded shrub with dark green leaves that turn yellow with maybe some red in fall. White flowers appear in spring and clusters of blue berries ripen in late summer or early fall. Very tolerant and adaptable to soil and light conditions.

 

Viburnum farreri ‘Nanum’  DWARF FRAGRANT VIBURNUM

3-4 ft. (Zone 6)  Small, mounding grower with fragrant pink flowers and green foliage.  Excellent for small gardens.

 

Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’ MOHICAN VIBURNUM

6 ft. (Zone 4) Superior compact growth habit with heavy dark green foliage. Creamy-white flowers cover the plant in May. Orange-red fruit appears in late summer and is highly decorative until it ripens. Does well in sun or partial shade. Grown as shrub and top grafted forms.

 

Viburnum plicatum ‘Newzam’  NEWPORT® DWARF DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM

4-5 ft. (Zone 4)  A rounded, very compact-growing plant.  In spring, showy white flowers are borne upright on the plant in large snowball-like clusters. The small, quilted foliage is deep green and remains strong and attractive all summer.

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Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’  MARIES DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM

9 ft. (Zone 4)  Very elegant shrub with pure white flowers appearing on uppersides of horizontal branches in spring.  Neat, dense growth habit.

JOHNSTON'S MARIES DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM

 

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Popcorn’  POPCORN DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM

6-8 ft. (Zone 4)  White 6” blossoms begin appearing in May, produces a limited amount of red fruit, fall color is purple-red.

 

Viburnum trilobum compactum ‘Alfredo’  ALFREDO COMPACT AMERICAN CRANBERRY VIBURNUM  

6 ft. (Zone 2)  Hardy new variety with a good habit and beautiful fall color.

 

Weigela ‘Bokrashine’  SHINING SENSATION™ WEIGELA

5-6 ft. (Zone 4)  Pink flowers against dark glossy foliage.  Similar to Wine & Roses® Weigela.

JOHNSTON'S SHINING SENSATION WEIGELA

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Weigela ‘Bokraspiwi’ (PPAF)  SPILLED WINE™ WEIGELA

12-24 in. (Zone 4)  Spilled Wine has dark red, wavy leaves, a spreading habit & its hot pink-magenta flowers are similar to Wine & Roses, but this is a smaller plant that is wider than it is tall, foliage will not fade to green like some.  Shining Sensation™, Midnight Wine®, Fine Wine™, and Spilled Wine™ can be easily substituted for each other.

 

Weigela florida ‘Bramwell’ (PPAF, CBRAF)  FINE WINE™ WEIGELA

2 ft. (Zone 5)  Compact, mounded habit with same coloration as the W.f. ‘Wine & Roses’.  Dark purple foliage with rosy-pink flowers.  Shining Sensation™, Midnight Wine®, Fine Wine™, and Spilled Wine™ can be easily substituted for each other.

 

Weigela florida ‘Courtalor’ CARNAVAL WEIGELA

3-4 ft. (Zone 4) Tetraploid hybrid with simultaneous tricolor flowering of red, pink, and white.

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Weigela florida ‘Elvera’ (P.P.No. 12,217)  MIDNIGHT WINE® WEIGELA

18-24 in. (Zone 4)  Dwarf form of the popular Wine & Roses® Weigela.  Pink flowers, but darker purple foliage.  Midnight Wine® and Dark Horse can be easily substituted for each other.

JOHNSTON'S MIDNIGHT WINE WEIGELA

 

Weigela florida ‘Kolmagira’ (P.P.No. 20,384)  RAINBOW SENSATION™ WEIGELA

3-4 ft. (Zone 4)  Soft pink flowers in May appear atop light green foliage to make this a bright addition to the landscape.

JOHNSTON'S RAINBOW SENSATION WEIGELA

 

Weigela florida ‘Minuet’ MINUET WEIGELA

24-30 in. (Zone 4) A compact, rounded plant that has green foliage with a purple tint. Flowers are slightly fragrant displaying colors of red, lilac-purple, and yellow. Brilliant fall display with hues of red, yellow, and orange.

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Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’ RED PRINCE WEIGELA

5-6 ft. (Zone 4) Upright grower when young but change to arching branching at maturity. The only Weigela that holds its red bloom color even at maturity. This plant tends to bloom in late summer particularly if spring bloom was sparse.

JOHNSTON'S RED PRINCE WEIGELA

 

Weigela florida ‘Variegata Nana’  DWARF VARIEGATED WEIGELA

3 ft. (Zone 5)  Green leaves with creamy-yellow edges and pink flowers in late May through early June. Same as W.f. ‘Variegata,’ except more compact growth. Most dwarf of all the weigelas.

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Weigela florida ‘Verweig-6’ (P.P.No. 25,132)  SONIC BLOOM® RED WEIGELA

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  Green foliage with red flowers that appear in mid-May and re-blooms in waves until frost.

 

Weigela florida ‘White Knight’  WHITE KNIGHT WEIGELA  

4-5 ft. (Zone 5)  White flowers appear April to May.  Fragrant and very attractive to Hummingbirds and Butterflies.  Best in full sun but will tolerate light shade.

 

Weigela x Slingco ‘Maroon Swoon’ (PPAF)  MAROON SWOON ® WEIGELA  

4-5 ft. (Zone 4) Deep red flowers with deep green foliage blooming summer through autumn.

 

Weigela x Velda ‘Tuxedo’ (PPAF)  TUXEDO WEIGELA  

2-3 ft. (Zone 4)  White bell shaped flowers with deep green foliage blooming summer through autumn.

 

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