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Pot Size= All Plants on this page are in quart pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml) liquid measure.
Plant Size Most people have never seen a shrub in a quart pot. Many garden centers don't even offer Perennials in quarts any more.  In garden centers, shrubs are generally only available in much larger containers: 1-3 gallons.  Please take a look at this photo of Quart Shrubs to get a sense of what shrubs in a quart pot look like and read about Plant Size and Age on this page so that you have realistic expectations.   We want you to be happy!  If you're not familiar with a quart size shrub you should take the time to look at these links!

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$12.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Salix babylonica var. pekinensis      Corkscrew willow, Dragon's Claw Willow   Zone:  5-8   

Salix babylonica var. pekinensisAKA S. matsudana 'Tortuosa, Salix matsudana 'Golden Curls'.   A smaller, upright female clone of Corkscrew willow, that's great for bonsai or the smaller yard.  Eventually after many years, 20-30' tall. (the species is 40-50' tall.)  Golden new growth.  Both the 4" leaves and stems are twisted. 

Soil: Ave. to Moist        H:20-30'   W: 10-15'         B/M:    Yellowish/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Salix chaenomeloides 'Mt. Asama'     Pink Tinged Pussywillow     Zone: 4-8    

Salix chaenomeloides 'Mt. Asama'     Pink Tinged PussywillowChosen by Japanese florists for it's pink-tinged flowers emerging from two-toned silver and dark burgundy buds which age to black-silver.  Compared to S. caprea, it has larger catkins

Soil:   Average to moist      H: 8-10'  W: 9-11'      B/M: Pink-tinged Grey/4

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

 

Salix cinerea 'Tricolor'   Variegated Grey Sallow       Zone:  2-7      

Salix cinerea 'Tricolor'   Variegated Grey SallowA smaller Sallow or Pussy Willow that's easily kept a manageable size with a light autumn trim. Can be pruned to a 'standard'.  It's distinctive foliage starts out in spring with a rusty red color and fades to a marbled pink and white over grey-green.  Often all green in hot weather.  It's natural habitat is marshes and fens.  Will tolerate poor drier soil than some willows after being established but appreciates regular moisture.  Used in the basket weaving trade.  Classic gray pussy willow catkins.

Soil: Average to moist      H: 10-15'  W:  10-15'      B/M:  Gray catkins/Spring

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Salix discolor 'Rosea'      Pink Pussy Willow        Zone: 4-9     

Salix discolor 'Rosea'The shrub of our childhood still fascinates children. The soft, furry, pale pink catkins are beautiful as cut flowers and cover the branches in early spring. Requires little maintenance. OK in any soil but loves wet soil. Useful in erosion control. Actually a very small tree.  Best in full sun but will take some shade.  Appreciates regular pruning after blooming but doesn't need it.  Good for 'forcing' in flower arrangements.

Soil: Any but loves wet       H: 5-10'   W:12-15'        B/M: Pink Catkins/Early Spring

US Native Plants

Butterfly and Larvae Food

Attracts Hummingbirds

Butterfly and Larvae Food

Salix species are Host Plants for the Dreamy Duskywing, Striped Hairstreak, Mourning Cloak and Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillars.  These are great plants in the garden because they're rapid growers and can easily sustain the needs of the Caterpillars without damage to the plant and they feed the caterpillars lot of different and splendid Butterflies.  To REALLY have butterflies in your garden, you need to feed them at all stages of their life -- when they're flying AND when they're crawling!

 

$10.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Salix gracilistyla    Rose-Gold or Rosegold Pussy Willow     Zone:  4-8      

Native to China, Japan and Korea with cool bluish gray foliage, green stems and HUGE 2" silver gray catkins are shaded coral and gold in early spring.  The anthers are reddish but when they start to open filling with gold pollen, it's a sight to behold.  The larger, more colorful catkins are found a 'yard size' plant generally reaching no more than 10' in height.  This lovely plant will fit in most yards where the 'big willows' won't.  Great in flower arrangements.

Soil:  Moist best, most any ok       H: 8-12'  W:      B/M: Pinkish silver/Early Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Butterfly and Larvae Food

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$11.99 Qt.

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'      Dwarf Black Pussy Willow      Zone: 4-8    

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'A slow growing (in a fast genus) Pussy Willow with a rounded form and showy black catkins in spring.  Highly ornamental.  Tolerates a wide range of soil types and can be pruned to control size.  Often blooms (displays it catkins) before the snow melts when the effect is dazzling.  Jet-black catkins with red-orange anthers puts it in a class by itself.  The dwarf form of the species (which is 23' feet tall).

Soil:  Moist best, most any ok       H: 10-12'  W:      B/M: Black/Early Spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Butterfly and Larvae Food

Attracts Hummingbirds

$12.99 Qt.

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'   Willow, Dappled     Z:5-7      

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'A loosely branched shrub with bright pink shoots which open to mottled pink, cream & green variegated leaves. A real showstopper in our gardens. Red stems in winter. The Japanese name refers to the brocade coloring of the leaves. From Japan. Can be pruned into a Standard. (AKA, S. integra 'Alba Maculata'. Needs shearing to maintain variegation.

Soil:  Ave. to moist      H:  3-5'  W: 3-5'      B/M:  Insig.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 

$11.99 Qt.

New 6/30

 

Salix integra 'Pendula'     Weeping Smoothleaf Willow    Z:5-7      

Salix integra 'Pendula'     Weeping Smoothleaf WillowWhat an amazing new introduction.  It takes 'Weeping' to a whole new level. Put it in the right spot on a wall, cascading down a rock waterfall, and it will literally 'weep' flat against the surface and following it's shape!  If staked and trained to tree form initially, the branches still weep straight down.  If left to it's own devices, it makes a 'weeping' willow groundcover reaching out 5' from center.

Soil:  Ave. to moist      H:  3-5'  W: 3-5'      B/M:  Insig.

 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Hummingbirds

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$11.99 Qt.

Salix matsudana 'Golden Curls'     Corkscrew Willow    Zone: 4-8      

Salix matsudana 'Golden Curls'A small tree with amazing form -- everything about it looks like it went to a beauty salon -- every branch, twig and leaf is curly!  There isn't a time of the year that it isn't attractive - even in the dead of winter when you can really appreciate it's form and new yellow limbs.  Easy to grow and much cold hardier than it's one parent, S. matsudana 'Tortuosa', Peking Willow.  Beautiful golden leaf color in Fall.  Doesn't need soil as moist as the typical willow.  Does NOT show much curling as a year old plant.  Takes a few years.

Soil: Ave. to moist       H: 20-30'  W: 15'    B/M:  Typical willow catkins in early spring

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Butterfly and Larvae Food

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

 

Salix nigra        Black Willow, Gulf Black Willow               Part ShadeFull Shade     Zone 2-8

Salix nigraA small to medium tree, variable based often on moisture, Native to most of the East Coast found on riversides and stream banks flowering with catkins from mid-April to early May.  Leaves start to emerge while the plant is flowering.  Plants are not sexed.  It is the largest of the Native willows.  Superb for stabilizing eroding moist banks along rivers, streams or in flood areas.  5" narrow leaves are green on top and underneath.  Browsed by deer but grows so fast they can't keep up!  Larval Host for Mourning Cloak, Viceroy, Red-spotted Purple, Viceroy and Tiger Swallowtail.

Soil: Moist           H: (10')27-60'  W:            B/M:  Green female catkins or Yellow male flowers/4-5

US Native Plants

 

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$11.99 Qt.

Salix purpurea nana 'Canyon Blue'          Arctic Willow            Zone: 3-8

Salix purpurea nana 'Canyon Blue          Arctic WillowA stunning form of Dwarf Arctic Willow with lovely glaucous blue foliage and mahogany stems the look to be dusted in white. Great as a deciduous hedge or specimen and not a bit fussy about soil or light but not happy in dry soil.  The ultra-fine texture is so soft looking and wonderful and light that it sways in the breeze.  Yellow fall foliage reminds me of some Amsonia.

Soil:  Average to moist        H: 4-6'   W:3-4'        B/M: Green/4-5  

 

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

Salix purpurea 'Pendula'    Weeping Arctic Willow      Zone: 3-8

Salix purpurea 'Pendula'    Weeping Arctic WillowAn interesting form of Artic Willow.  It can be left to grow as a small weeping shrub or can be trained as a small weeping tree by removing lower buds/branches.  Thrives with deep watering but can even stand periods of drought once established.   Purplish stems in new spring growth with blue foliage.  Insignificant light green blooms.

Soil: Average to moist      H: 8-10'  W: 10-12'      B/M:  Light Green/ 4-5

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

New 1/6

Salix repens argentea     Argentea Creeping Willow          Zone: 4-8

Salix repens argentea     Argentea Creeping WillowA creeping willow showing yellow catkins in early spring that emerge from silver buds. Gold stems in winter with attractive grey-green foliage during the season on reddish branches. A good groundcover, perfect for trailing over walls or a rock garden. Tolerates salty coastal conditions.

Soil:  Average to moist      H: 18"  W:  6'      B/M: Yellow catkins/3-4

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$12.99 Qt.

Salix sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'     Hankow Willow, Twisted-Twig Willow     Part Shade  Zone: (4B) 5-8

Salix sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'     Hankow Willow, Twisted-Twig WillowContorted willows are always popular.  'Erythroflexuosa' has a columnar forms that cascades when mature.  Long curly orange branches when plant is naked of foliage just stops you in your tracks and turn progressively more red toward Fall!  Curly leaves and curly branches (which great dried in arrangements.)  Can reach 30' but not often and actually best if kept smaller.

Soil: Average to moist      H: 10-16' W:       B/M:  Insignificant

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

 

Salix udensis 'Sekka' (S. sachalinensis)   Japanese Fantail Willow, Dragon Willow    SunLight Shade  Zone: 4-7

Salix udensis 'Sekka' (S. sachalinensis)   Japanese Fantail Willow, Dragon Willow A highly ornamental, large, rounded multi-stemmed shrub with dark maroon-black new growth and bright fall colors.  'Sekka' is grown as an ornamental shrub and for the flower market.  With a very tropical summer look, fall brings rich yellow leaves and winter finds it stark naked BUT with a very distinct shape unlike any other willow.  A 'male-only' cultivar it is noted for its flattened and contorted branchlets.  Silver-gray 1.5" long catkins with yellow anthers along reddish-purple stems in early Spring.  Fast growing.

Soil: Ave. to wet     H:10-15' W: 10-20'    B/M: Catkins/Early Spring

Butterfly and Larvae Food

 

Sambucus - European Elderberry

If you love birds, then you MUST have one of these Elderberries.  More than 120 species of birds eat them!  And if they, by chance, leave any, you can make jelly or wine with them.  All but Liciniata are best cut back in late winter to promote strong, colorful shoot according to Dirr.  A replacement for but much quicker (and cheaper) than Japanese Maples.  

Throughout history, Elders have been considered powerful trees and shrubs both for good luck, to drive away serpents and robbers and for 'magical' medical properties to ward off rheumatism!   
For us now, they can offer wind protections, screening and a means for providing quick shade as well as for their beauty and maybe still, a little magic!

All elders are best and give the best foliar performance if cut back to the ground each year.  Yeh, that's scary but still a good than to do in late winter.  They usually take a year or two to settle in after planting and then take off.  Some plants are just like that.  In Zone 9 and even 8, should be planted in Part Shade.  They don't like hot roots!

 

$13.99 Qt.

New 1/6

Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'    American Elderberry    Part Shade  Zone: 3-9

Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'    American ElderberryA selection of American Elderberry chosen for its fruit production. This native has lovely white summer flowers which later produce dark blue to black fruit in late summer. Wonderful for jams, jelly, pie and juice that's reportedly extra good for health.  Super for attracting birds in particular Robins and Cedar Waxwings. Upright suckering habit.

Soil: Moist to wet       H: 6-10'   W:8-12'     B/M:  White/5-6

US Native Plants

$11.99 Qt.

Sambucus nigra f. laciniata   Fern Leaf Elder  AKA Sambucus canadensis 'Laciniata'    Z:3-9   Z9

Sambucus nigra f. laciniataAn Elderberry that looks like Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Filagree Lace' -- one of the best Japanese Maple.  This small tree/shrub has the most gorgeous, cut-leaf foliage.  No one passes buy it without taking a second look!

Soil: MOIST but well-drained      H: 6-10' W: 6'      B/M:  White/5-6

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$15.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Sambucus nigra 'Sanivalk' ppaf     INSTANT KARMATM  Variegated Elderberry      Z:3-9   Z9

Sambucus nigra Instant Karma

Oh wow! This astounding new variegated Elderberry has beautiful bluish-green leaves with a tidy variegated leaf margin which starts the season out gold and then changes to a creamy white as it moves into summer.  Typical stunning (if you can put those two words together - which you can with Sambucus) white lacy blooms in early summer just adds to the beauty. Red edible berries help close the season with a bang!  A HUGE improvement over previous variegated forms!  Tolerates almost any soil

Soil: Most any     H: 6-8'  W: 7-9'      B/M: White /5-6

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$11.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' PP26613    LEMONY LACETM   Elderberry     Z:3-9   Z9

Sambucus racemosa LEMONY LACE  Elderberry

The trademarked name says it all:  it's has lacey golden lemon leaves.  A dazzling, shaggy mound of golden threads with vibrant reddish new growth.  With foliage more cut than 'Sutherland Gold' it's a compact but 'free spirited' mound (not a tight ball!) with extremely fine texture.  White flowers of spring give way to red berries in fall (that are edible and used to make wine) and that's when it stops traffic. Tolerates full sun sun but appreciative of light shade in warmer zones.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained      H:  W:      B/M:  White /5-6

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Sassafras albidum     Sassafras     Light ShadePart Shade    Zone: 4-9

Sassafras albidum     SassafrasAn attractive tree that can reach 80' but rarely tops 20-30' with a rather slender, pyramidal shape and horizontal branches in distinct tiers.  This long lived tree starts flowering young and the leaves are variable even on a single plant but remind one of mittens!  The blooms open before the leaves in early spring and give way to fleshy dark blue drupes.  In Fall, it turns brilliant shade of yellow, orange and red.  All parts have an aromatic smell like root beer.  Native from SW Maine to Iowa, south to Texas and florida.  VERY FAST it can grow 4' a year.  Tap rooted so plant it where you want it to stay!

Soil: Well-drained     H:20-30' (80') W: 25-40'     B/M: Small yellow green/4-5

US Native Plants

Butterflies, Butterfly

$11.99 Qt.

 

Serissa foetida 'Variegata'    Yellow Rim or Tree of a Thousand Stars     Z:(6)7-9    

Serissa foetida 'Variegata'An absolutely beautiful shrub. Beautiful all summer, especially when the pink buds open to starry white flowers in late spring. Flowers profusely. Adaptable and adjusts to most any site except permanently wet.  We have this at our back door under planted with Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (white with a hint of light pink)  They consistently bloom at the same time and it looks like there's been a small snow storm out our door.  See photo link with the plant name!

Soil: Well-drained     H: 12-24" W: 12-30"     B/M:  White/ May-June plus on and off later

 

The following choice vines are on the Vines Page

    Schisandra     Magnolia Vine   

    Schizophragma  Japanese Hydrangea Vines

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Spiraea?  or Spirea? 

The Latin spelling is Spiraea.  The Common name doesn't have an a before the e - so it's Spirea. 

Regardless of how you spell it, these are some of the most easy care, longest blooming shrubs in the trade.  

 

$11.99 Qt.

Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor'    Tor Birchleaf Spirea     Z:2-7A       

Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor'Many of the large spiraeas bloom white, but in the small ones, most are pink, red or lilac.  Tor is an exception -- a smaller, white blooming Spiraea.  Noted also for it's blue-green summer foliage and great, mixed fall color.  Iridescent green leaves turn yellow, bronze and red in the fall.  In May the plant bears small, white flowers in showy clusters.  Asian native.  Very cold hardy.  

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 2-3'  W:2-3'      B/M:   White/4-5

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

Double Play™ Spiraeas

The following two Spiraeas comes from a 6 year breeding program at Spring Meadow Nursery (wholesale supplier).  If you want the entire interesting story, see this Spiraea link.   If you just want to buy the two best out of 1500 plants trialed skip that and look at the following. :-)   Remember with Spiraeas to prune right after blooming.  They bloom on new wood, so if you prune in late winter, early spring, you may cut off your blooms!

 

$15.99 Qt.

New 1/6

Spiraea media 'SMSMBK' ppaf  DOUBLE PLAYTM BLUE KAZOO     Z:3-9         * 

Spiraea media 'SMSMBK'  DOUBLE PLAY BLUE KAZOOA stunning new Spiraea introduction with unique blue foliage with red tones.  This cool blue foliage is such a perfect pairing with the white blooms.  A lovely, mounded plant that will be a great addition to your garden, in mass plantings or even a low hedge.  Deadheading after first bloom will produce additional blooms. Sheering not recommended as that where the new growth, hence burgundy leaves, come from. *Most sources say Sun/Part Shade but Missouri Botanical Garden says full sun.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 2-3'  W: 2-4'     B/M: White/4-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$15.99 Qt.

Spiraea japonica 'Galen' ppaf   DOUBLE PLAYTM ARTIST    Japanese Spiraea    Z:4-9          

Spiraea japonica 'Galen'

Plants in the Double PlayTM series display superb characteristics, in this case better bloom color and improved foliage color.  'Galen' or under the trademarked name ArtistTM was a clear winner in Spring Meadow's field trials due to compactness, great foliage coloration and outstanding PURPLE flowers.  New foliage growth is vibrant purplish-red, maturing to an attractive bluish-green.  Unique to the species, the blooms are a rich purple.

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 24-30"  W:       B/M: Purple/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$15.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Spiraea japonica 'Minspi'    DOUBLE PLAYTM PAINTED LADY Japanese Spiraea    Z:4-9       

Spiraea japonica 'Minspi'    DOUBLE PLAYTM PAINTED LADY Japanese Spiraea 'Painted Lady' just takes Spiraeas to an entire new color dimension.  With brightly variegated yellow foliage and hot pink blooms in late spring, this little lady could hold her own, strutting her stuff on with the, ah.... 'Ladies of the Night' on Hollywood and Vine with the best of them - stopping traffic!  But she's accepted by genteel society as well!  The variegation is both clean AND stable. Introduced to the trade by Minier Nursery of France and to this country by Spring Meadows.  Wow!  Plants in the Double PlayTM series display superb characteristics.  Late to leaf out in spring.  Blooms on new growth.

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 2-3'  W: 2-4'      B/M: Hot Pink/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$15.99 Qt.

 

Spiraea japonica 'Yan' ppaf   DOUBLE PLAYTM GOLD Japanese Spiraea    Z:4-9       

Spiraea japonica 'Yan'

A dwarf golden leaf selection introduced by Spring Meadow.  Selected from their trials because it had no mildew, a tidy dwarf habit, tight branching, beautiful pure pink flowers and, unlike some gold leafed plants, it didn't burn in full sun.  Very excellent form that needs little pruning which makes it perfect for containers.  Plants in the Double PlayTM series display superb characteristics.

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 16-24"  W:       B/M: Pink/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'     Spirea, Little Princess      Z:4-9       

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'From Holland, this selection has larger leaves and deeper pink flower color than the species as well as grows faster. Blooms for a very long time -- deadheaded shrubs can bloom all summer. Faster than the species, with larger leaves. A great, truly 'Timex' plant -- takes a lickin' and... 

Soil: Any       H: 2 1/2'` W: 2 1/2'       B/M:  Pink/5-7+ if deadheaded or sheared after bloom

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'    Spirea, Neon Flash       Z:4-9       

Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'An Anthony Waterer type with rich, red flowers, reddish new growth, dark green at maturity and no branch reversions. Introduced into the US from Japan by Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD (visit if you get a chance!) Better bloomer than most S. japonicas -- will bloom all summer if deadheaded or sheared after bloom

Soil: Most any     H: 3' W: 3'       B/M:  Red/5-7+ if deadheaded or sheared after bloom

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$15.99 Qt.

 

Spiraea nipponica 'VERSPI 1' PPAF        GOLDEN GLITTER Admiral Spiraea     Z:4-9       

Spiraea nipponica 'VERSPI 1' PPAF        Golden Glitter™ Admiral SpireaSimilar to and with all the great attributes of S. 'Halward's Silver': tons of pure white blooms, a compact habit, easy to grow.  BUT Golden Glitter™ has beautiful green foliage speckled with yellow gold so even when not it bloom, she has something going for her.  With it's compact habit and dense branch structure, looks stunning in containers.  Trim after flowering.

Soil: Any but very wet       H: 3-4'   W: 4-5'      B/M: White/5-6

Butterfly and Larvae Food

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'    Admiral Spiraea  Snowmound       Z:4-9       

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'Admiral Spiraea; better than the similar Vanhouttei species because it maintains a neater, denser outline. Arching form displays dark, blue-green leaves and flowers, in white, hemispherical clusters. Easy & dependable.

Soil:  Any but very wet     H: 3-5' W: 3-5'     B/M: White/5-6

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$11.99 Qt.

 

Spiraea x billiardii 'Triumphans'      Billiard Spiraea     Zone: 3-6       

Softy, furry pyramidal panicles, rose-pink in color, are 4-8" long.  Bottlebrush-like, dense and fuzzy and almost iridescent when the sun hits them. From afar, you might mistake it for a Buddleia with more narrow blooms.    A hybrid between S. douglassi, a western North American species and S. salicifolia, a Eurasian species -- it's a wonderful union.  Pruning is important for best results: The oldest and less productive stems should be cut back to their base each year after flowering.  Needs ACID soil.  In fairness, we will mention that it does need to be deadheaded to maintain perfection (blooms don't drop on their own) and it does colonize.  If you're a person who likes to 'fuss' with plants, deadheading and such, and have some room or a space you need to cover, this is a great plant.  It is also capable of living in a large pot due to its extreme hardiness if you have a small garden and don't want a colonizing plant.

Soil: Well-drained, ACID       H: 5-7' W:      B/M: Rose-pink

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

Spiraea x bumalda is a cross between S. japonica and S. albaflora.   It's deciduous but leafs out in early March.  They bloom from early summer through August.  Lots of bloom power with these.  Flowers are very abundant.  They like full sun but will be fine in LIGHT SHADE.  More than that and they don't bloom well.  More cold hardy than S. japonica.  Better Fall color and faster growers than the moderate growing  S. japonicas.  

Now, least you think we don't love Spiraea japonicas, take another look at how many offer above.  They are great, super plants.  It's just that the (very few) Spiraea x bumaldas that are available are even more wonderful.  There just isn't the color selection in bloom and leaf that is available for S. japonicas.

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea x bumalda 'Candle Light' (Candlelight)    Spirea, Candle Light      Z:4-9       

Spiraea x bumalda 'Candle Light'Very popular in England! Soft, butter yellow foliage is not as harsh as other yellow leafed selections. Pink flowers and compact mounded habit. Selected by Peter Catt. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 2-3' W: 2-3'      B/M:  Pink/ 5-7+ if deadheaded or sheared after bloom

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea x bumalda 'Dart's Red'      Darts Red Spirea      Z:3-8       

Spiraea x bumalda 'Dart's Red'Your chance to buy one of the most amazing new Spiraeas in history. Deep, carmine-red flowers fade to pleasing pink. Similar to and a sport of Anthony Waterer in form but deeper in color and doesn't produce albino (white) shoots. Selected by Darthuizer Nursery in Holland. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 24-36" W: 24-36"     B/M:  Almost red/ 6-8

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea x bumalda 'Dolchica'     Dolchica Cut-Leaf Spirea      Z:4-9       

Spiraea x bumalda 'Dolchica'Ruffled foliage with frilly serrated edges with deep purple-red new growth separate this unusual Spiraea from others. This form is exceptional not only for its finely cut foliage, deep purple in new growth, but also for its abundant deep pink flowers produced most of the summer. Fall foliage is a rich red.  Similar to S. crispa, but apparently does not produce random variegated foliage as does Crispa and grows smaller, to 3' tall and wide.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 3' W: 3'      B/M:  Pink/ 6-8

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance'    Improved Bridal Wreath Spiraea     Z:3-9      

Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance'An improved version of our grandmother's favorite - Bridal Wreath Spiraea. Claims to have mildew and rust resistant foliage. A Bailey Nursery introduction with blue green foliage and the cascading white 'Bridal Wreath' flowers in Spring and turns orange red in Fall.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H:5-8'   W:6-10'      B/M: White/Spring

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'     Cutleaf Stephanandra          Z:4-7

Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'Books say this takes sun or part shade but ours is great in fairly deep shade, too. Can be used for low hedges, massing, or in the shrub border. Also great for a facer, bank cover or taller ground-cover plant. Slowly stoloniferous (spreading). We love this fairly unknown plant. Great delicate foliage effect. Pest free and easy, easy to grow. 

Soil: Well-drained, acid     H: 1-3' W: 1-4' or more   B/M:  Small, yellowish white/5-6

 

 

$11.99 Qt.

Stephanandra tanakae      Japanese Stephanandra     Light ShadePart Shade     Zone: 5-9

Stephanandra tanakaeA new species from Japan readily distinguished by its more succulent growth and by it's larger, less divided leaves.  The flowers are small, green and few in early and mid-summer but the panicles of tiny yellow-green flowers  are of an undeniable subtle beauty. BUT it's selling feature is the yellow, orange and red autumn hues of a well-grown plant -- GORGEOUS to be exact.  The stems take on a bright rusty hue which it keeps all winter and gives it the coveted 'winter interest' descriptor.

Soil: Well-drained       H:10'  W:10'       B/M: Green /5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

Styrax japonicum    (Styrax japonicus)      Snowbell, Japanese     Light ShadePart Shade     Zone: 5-9

Styrax japonicumPerfect white bell flowers in groups of 3-6 that are truly a thing of beauty! One of the most delicately beautiful flowering trees.. Leaves are perched like butterflies on the branches. Should be used much more. (Can take full sun in Zone 5-6, otherwise, part shade.) 

Soil: ACID, Moist but well-drained     H: 20-30' W: 20-30'+      B/M:  White /5-6

 

$14.99 Qt.

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'   AMETHYSTTM  Snowberry, Coral Berry    Z:3-7    

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'-AmethystTN.jpgDeveloped for the Cut Flower Trade because it produces Berries in Abundance!  Has more uniform coloring of berries in a slightly blue shade of pink (mauve).   Makes a good short hedge and stunning in mass.  Blooms on current year's wood so prune late winter/early summer.

Soil: Fairly well-drained      H:36-60"  W: Indef.        B/M:   Greenish white/6

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$11.99 Qt.

 

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Magic Berry'   Snowberry, Magic Berry  Z:3-7     

Masses of vivid pinkish-purple fruit line each branch in autumn. This is not the wispy coral berry your grandmother grew! Magic Berry is compact and graceful, with a sturdy arching, thicket-forming habit. Developed by Mr. G. Goorenbox of the The Netherlands. "Impressive fruit display," Dirr. 

Soil: Fairly well-drained        H: 36-60" W: Indef.          B/M:  Greenish white/6

Attracts Hummingbirds

 

$24.99 Qt.

New 3/4

Reblooming Lilac!

 

Syringa x 'SMSJBP7'     BLOOMERANG® DARK PURPLE Lilac     Z:3-7      

Syringa x 'SMSJBP7'     BLOOMERANG® DARK PURPLE LilacWith Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac, you can enjoy Lilac fragrance for MONTHS not weeks.  First, from very dark purple buds it blooms purplish Blue in early to mid-May, then reblooms from mid-summer through fall.  'Dark Purple' is larger than the original Bloomerang and bigger, more round blooms.  It's beautiful, it's fragrant and a vigorous grower!

Soil: Well-drained     H: 4-6'  W:4-6'     B/M:  Purple/Lilac/ 5 +7-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Attracts Butterflies Attracts Hummingbirds

$10.99 Qt.

 

Syringa meyeri 'Miss Kim'     Miss Kim Lilac     Zone: 3-7      

Syringa meyeri 'Miss Kim'Light Lavender flower clusters appear in spring and are wonderfully fragrant. Good shrub border or untrimmed hedge plant. Requires little maintenance. WE ALWAYS SELL OUT OF THIS PLANT at the retail store when it's in bloom!  One of the EASIEST to grow. Mildew is not a problems with this one.  Fast growing.  Great Plant Picks - Miller Botanical Garden.

Soil: Well-drained, Neutral        H: 4-7'  W:5-8'       B/M: Light Lavender/May

Attracts Hummingbirds

Great Plant Picks

$13.99 Qt.

New 1/15

 

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'    Japanese Tree Lilac      Z:3-7    Best Tolerates

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'    Japanese Tree LilacThe Japanese Tree Lilac is a small tree or large shrub generally reaching 20-25' tall with a rounded crown and creamy white, fragrant single-flowers arranged in dense, panicles to12" long.  The 'Ivory Silk' cultivar blooms later than most other species of Lilac. Attractive reddish-brown bark.  The Tree Lilac is low maintenance with excellent resistance to powdery mildew and other common lilac diseases.

Interesting steel gray bark.

Soil: Most any        H: 20-25'  W: 15-20'        B/M: Creamy white/5-6

Attracts Hummingbirds

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