2012 Shrubs

We have an excellent selection of shrubs for you to choose from this year.  Evergreen? Flowering? Fall color? Traditional standards? A new spin on an old favorite?  There is something for everyone.  In addition to a full description of each variety, we provide you a hyperlink to more information and photos, and a photo of the shrub as it sits at our shop. Enjoy!

Knock-out roses. Fragrant flowers are produced continuously and profusely. Extraordinary resistance to common rust, mildew and black spot foliage diseases. Makes a superb low hedge. Deciduous. Full sun. Fast growing, 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide. We carry Knock Outs in Double (Red), Sunny yellow, Double Pink, and Pink.

Euonymus Moonshadow. Deep green leaves have a large, bright yellow blotch in the center. A great groundcover or low hedge. Also useful for cascading out of containers. Evergreen. Partial to full sun. Fast grower to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.

Firepower Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina). Brilliant red foliage fall through winter. Neat mounds are terrific for borders, massing and containers. Requires no pruning. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate growing to 30 in. tall and wide.

Anthony Waterer Spirea. Flat topped heads of rosy pink flowers cover the top of this dwarf deciduous shrub. Attractive new growth in spring is reddish purple. Summer flowering. Use this small plant in the foreground of shrub borders. It also makes a fine low-growing informal hedge to plant along a drive, walkway or in a narrow planting strip. Moderate growing dwarf shrub to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide. Partial to full sun.

Caryopteris Sunshine Blue. Proven Winner. Amethyst blue flowers in late summer and fall contrast with the bright yellow foliage. Season long color. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant once established. Excellent for mixed borders or perennial gardens. Adds a splash of bright color to any garden. Deciduous shrub prefers full sun. 3'-4' height and spread.Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be over-saturated. Prune in spring down to where new growth is sprouting. Easy maintenance.

Hypericum kalmianium (St. John's Wart). Evergreen shrub or subshrub with upright branching that typically grows in a dense mound to 2-3’ tall. Golden yellow flowers in mid to late summer (July-August). Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, rich, sandy loams. Tolerates some drought. Garden Uses: Low hedge. Shrub borders. Wood margins, rocky slopes, wild gardens, naturalized areas or pond peripheries.

Paeonia (Peony). Height: 2.5 to 3 feet, Spread: 2.5 to 3 feet. Large, showy, fragrant double blooms in May to June. Great cut flowers. Full sun to part shade. Resists Deer and Rabbits. Remove spent flowers after blooming. Cut foliage to the ground and remove from the garden in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived, do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years. Varieties we carry: Karl Rosenfeld (Red) and Sarah Bernhardt (Pink).

Varigated Weigela. Neatly rounded shrub displays rose pink blooms backed by excellent variegated foliage. Versatile plant excellent for foreground of shrub beds or as background for flower borders. Deciduous. Full Sun. Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.

Forsythia Show-Off Starlet has the same fabulous flower display you get with Show Off forsythia, but in a smaller package. This new dwarf forsythia is a mass of bright yellow spring flowers from base to tip. Bright yellow early spring flowers. Improved flower display compared to older varieties. Dwarf. Deer resistant. Deciduous. 2'-3' height and spread. Full Sun. Proven Winner.

Dense Spreading Yew. Excellent basic foundation planting for hedge, screen or border. Dark green foliage backs scarlet berries. Versatile and durable, tolerates shearing well. Evergreen. Partial to full sun. Slow grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. This wide-growing evergreen combines well with more upright growers in the mixed border or in an island planting in the lawn. Since it takes part shade, it can easily be used under a tree.

Russian/siberian cypress (microbiota-decussata). Hardy, low growing evergreen for sun or shade. Prefers some afternoon shade on hot summer days. This is an excellent, very cold-hardy plant with better shade tolerance than junipers. Disease resistant. Deer resistant. 12"-36" height, 48" - 60" spread. Foliage is bright green in summer changing to bronze-purple in fall and winter. Fruits are tiny, spherical, berry-like cones (to 1/4” diameter) with woody-like scales. Garden Uses: Ground cover for banks and slopes. Specimen or ground cover for rock gardens, shrub borders or foundations.

Old Gold Juniper. Height: 2 to 3 feet, Spread: 4 to 5 feet. Evergreen. Full sun. Easy maintenance. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils including clay. Intolerant of wet soils. Tolerant of some drought once established. Garden Uses: Rock gardens. Foundations. Low hedge. Spreading ground cover shrub.

Hughes Juniper. Graceful branches are beautiful cascading over rocks or walls; a perfect accent or groundcover as well. Retains its showy, glowing silver-blue foliage coloring through winter. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate, spreading grower to 1 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide. Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Waterwise.

Buffalo Juniper. Wide-spreading groundcover with soft, feathery foliage. Easy to grow. Evergreen. Moderate grower to less than 1 ft. tall, spreading to 8 ft. Full sun. When creeping shrubs such as this are used as groundcover, you can plant them through weed-blocking fabric. Thrives in rocky ground, mountainous conditions and where the soil is thin. Use on slopes for coverage or erosion control. Allow it to drape off retaining walls or cover unsightly transition zones at the edges of paving. Excellent deer resistance.

Dwarf Mugo Pine. A popular dwarf conifer displaying dark green needles on dense branches. Useful slow growing evergreen for rock gardens, mass plantings and in groupings with broadleaf plants. Also makes a great container plant.3 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 10 ft. wide. Full sun.

Wintergreen Korean boxwood is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub which usually has a loose and open habit. Slow annual growth, however height may obviously be controlled by pruning. Typically grown as a 2-4' tall shrub with a somewhat larger spread. Spring flowers are insignificant but quite fragrant. Small, obovate, medium green leaves (to 5/8" long). The foliage of 'Wintergreen', as the name suggests, is less likely to turn yellow in harsh winters than other varieties. Grows best in full sun, though will usually do well in partial shade.

Crimson Pygmy Barberry. A dwarf, densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best in full sun. Excellent for borders or small hedges. Deciduous. Moderate growing 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Group this barberry with bright yellow and gold contrasting shrubs of Juniper, Barberry and Forsythia. Pink blooming Roses, Sunrose and Peony complement the summer and fall foliage.

Bloomerang Lilac. (not pictured) Reblooming lilac blooms from spring and again (after it rests through the heat of summer)from mid-summer to frost. Small habit fits into any garden. Good for cutting. Fragrant. Deer resistant. Full sun. Deciduous. Height and spread 4'-5'.

Double Knock-out rose, Knock Out Sunny, Double Pink Knock Out, Pink Knock Out
Firepower Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina), Euonymus Moonshadow
Anthony Waterer Spirea, Caryopteris Sunshine Blue, Hypericum kalmianium (St. Joh
Paeonia (Peony)in Karl Rosenfeld (Red) and Sarah Bernhardt (Pink)
Varigated Weigela and Forsythia Show-Off Starlet
Dense Spreading Yew
Siberian Cypress, Old Gold Juniper
Hughes Juniper
Buffalo Juniper, Dwarf Mugo Pine
Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Wintergreen Korean boxwood