A Dutch selection noted for its extended flowering period. The rich yellow flowers are held in upright clusters from May to July and the foliage is bright green. The habit is neat and and well branched, not as floppy as some other species. 'Butterfly' is adaptable to dry, shady locations, but generally prefers full sun to part shade. A beautiful shrub for difficult planting situations. Best planted en masse.
A loose, rounded shrub with glossy, bright green foliage. The creamy white flowers are produced in 1 to 1.25" globular heads in August. Native to wet areas, this shrub is best used in similar situations.
Red leaf variety of native American chokeberry. Selected at Bailey Nurseries for its vigorous, uniform growth habit. Red fruits 1/3" in mid summer are favored by wildlife. Extremely hardy. Proper soil conditions are necessary for normal growth with this variety, pay special attention to good drainage and aeration.
Another tough azalea from the University of MN Landscape Arboretum. Candy Lights™ has intense lavender-purple blossoms and flowers earlier than most others in the Lights Series. It has also been shown to have improved vigor and mildew resistance. Prefers full sun to light shade and an acidic soil.
A MNRC introduction. Cardinal Red Osier dogwood was selected for its bright red winter twig color. A hybrid dogwood that was developed by the University of Minnesota in 1986. NC-7 Trials top-performing plant. 2004 Plants of Merit®.
An excellent weigela from France, with showy blossoms of pink, white and red. Carnaval is a tetraploid and you will see this in the thick, substantive blossoms. A long bloomer and a great addition to the shrub border.
This is a University of Maryland variety that has proven to be one of the most productive varieties for the East and Midwest. It is considered to be the new standard for fall bearing varieties. Fruit is larger than 'Heritage', more productive and the taste is very flavorful. 'Caroline' is vigorous and more tolerant of root rot and yellow rust than 'Heritage'. Fruits earlier than 'Heritage'. Leaf coverage reduces sunscald on berry.
Produces abundant blooms with pink buds that open to white flowers in May. Dark green, shiny, medium textured foliage during summer. Rounded, dense shrub with stiff upright branches. An Egolf introduction.
Much like Diabolo® except the red color is far brighter and new foliage emerges a glowing yellow-green. Blooms in spring with creamy-white flowers. A bold array of colors that lends excitement to the shrub border all season long. Plant in full sun for best foliage color. Developed by Dr. Harold Pellet of the Landscape Plant Development Center.
One of the earlier French hybrids, this lilac is still popular. It bears smaller panicles of purple buds that turn to magenta double flowers as they open for a fabulous show! Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
Chester is a thornless and semi-erect variety of blackberry that was developed by the USDA in 1985. Medium to large berries are deep black, round and very sweet. This is a high quality and high yielding variety and will not soften or lose its color in hot weather. Reputedly an excellent variety for making blackberry wine. Late ripening.
A Chicagoland Grows® introduction. Selected for its attractive glossy, deep green foliage and upright, rounded habit. Creamy white flowers cover the plant in mid to late June. Excellent pest and disease resistance. Similar in other respects to the species.
Introduced in 1996. Related to 'St. Cloud' with fruit that ripens a week earlier than 'Northblue'. A sweeter berry and more upright in growth habit than 'Northblue' but with yields as high. A good plant for the home gardener with large dark blue fruit and good blueberry flavor. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright red in the fall. Height 30-40". MNRC (Zone 3-7) Shown to be a reliable choice for home use in zone 3, but will produce larger yields in higher zones.
This old-fashioned lilac is the one most of us remember from our youth. A perfect informal hedge or screen, it has extremely fragrant, purple flowers in May. Color may vary from purple to lilac and occasionally even white. The cut flowers hold up very well, and easily fill a house with their fragrance. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
This hardy vigorous shrub is the white version of the old-fashioned favorite. It has attractive foliage, single white flowers, and makes a great informal hedge or screen. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
A selected compact strain of V. opulus. Single white flowers in April and May followed by showy, scarlet fruit which hangs on until spring. Excellent in mass plantings. More spreading than V. trilobum 'Compactum'.
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