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Spiraea Gold Mound

Varieties we often carry:    Gold Mound, Little Princess, Magic Carpet

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous

Zone:     4-9

Height:     2-3 feet

Spread:     2-6 feet (see specific variety for most accurate spread)

Light:     Full sun to partial sun

Soil:     Average, well drained soil

Uses:     Borders, containers, cut flowers, rock garden, cottage garden, accent shrub, low hedges, specimen.

Flower:     Clusters of small pink flowers bloom spring to summer.

Foliage:     Color depends on variety.  May be yellow, red, chartreuse, or a medium green.  All are vibrant and offer fall interest.

Pruning:     Late winter to early spring.  May prune back up to 1/3 of the plant to reshape and rejuvenate.

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged.

Attracts butterflies and birds.  Tolerates urban pollution.

Dwarf Mugo Pine

Specifics

Plant Type:      Evergreen

Zone:     2-8

Height:     3-5 feet

Spread:     6-10 feet

Light:     Full sun

Soil:     Grows best in well-draining, loamy, and enriched soil.

Uses:     Border,specimen, container, topiary, or rock gardens.

Flower:     Non-flowering.

Foliage:     Green  needles.

Pruning:     Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain compact shape.

Deer Resistance:     Deer resistant.

Birds Nest Spruce

Specifics

Plant Type:    Evergreen

Zone:     2-8

Height:     3-5 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full to partial sun.

Soil:     Does best in slightly acidic, well-drained soils but can adapt to most soil types.

Uses:     Borders, containers, rock garden, specimen

Flower:     Non-flowering

Foliage:     Green needles on outward curving branches which creates the bird nest look.

Pruning:     Slow growing and low maintenance, should not requiring pruning.

Deer Resistance:    Rarely damaged

Cotoneaster

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous shrub

Zone:     4-7

Height:     2-3 feet

Spread:     3-6 feet

Light:     Full sun to partial sun

Soil:     Grown in average, well-drained soils.

Uses:     Borders, Containers,  ground cover, mass planting, low hedge, erosion control

Flower:    Pink flowers in late spring, red berries that mature in summer and persist through the winter.

Foliage:      Glossy green oval leaves that turn rich purples, reds and bronzes in the fall.

Pruning:     Prune annually in the winter to maintain

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged

Ivory Halo Dogwood

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous shrub

Zone:     3-7

Height:     4-6 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full sun to partial shade

Soil:     Best grown in fertile, organically rich, moist, well drained soil

Uses:     Group plantings, borders, hedges, woodland garden, privacy screen.  Red stems add winter interest

Flower:     Creamy white flowers in spring turn to light colored berries in summer.  Berries attract a variety of birds.

Foliage:     Variegated leaves with light green centers and white edges.

Pruning:     Prune in late winter or early spring to help promote new growth.  The newest growth offers a more vibrant red stem

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged

Summersweet Clethra

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous Shrub

Zone:     4-9

Height:     3-8 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full sun – Full shade

Soil:  Does best in consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils.  Tolerates clay soils.  Soil should not dry out.

Uses:     Mass planting, borders, foundation, hedge.  Great flowering shrub for shade and woodland gardens or wet areas.

Flower:     Sweet scented, creamy white flowers bloom in mid to late summer.  These cone shaped flowers give way to interesting seed capsules through winter.

Foliage:     Deep green 2-4 inch serrated leaves turn to a golden yellow in fall.

Pruning:     Prune in late winter or early spring if needed (flowers on new wood).  Remove suckers as they appear unless a naturalized look is desired.

Deer Resistance:    Rarely damaged

 

This plant is native to the eastern US coast and attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and a variety of other birds as well as bees.

Golden Mop

Specifics

Plant Type:     Evergreen

Zone:     4-8

Height:     3 feet

Spread:     3-5 feet

Light:     Full sun to Partial Shade

Soil:    Best in moist, well drained, fertile soils, drought tolerant once established

Uses:     Rock garden, Border, Specimen, Container

Flower:    Non flowering

Foliage:   Brilliant yellow needled foliage adds color all year round.

Pruning:     Pruning is rarely needed on this slow growing evergreen.  Light pruning to shape plant can be done in spring or early summer.

Deer Resistance:  Rarely damaged

Forsythia

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Lynwood gold, Show off

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    5-8

Height:    5-10 feet (see specific variety for height and spread)

Spread:    5-10 feet

Light:    Sun to part shade

Soil:    Adapts well to most soil types

Uses:    Borders, specimen plant, cut flowers

Flower:    Yellow flowers from the base of the plant to the tip, flowers in spring

Foliage:    Dark green foliage throughout the summer, yellow in the fall

Pruning:    Not often needed but can be trimmed after bloom

Deer Resistance:    Rarely severely damaged

 

Deutzia

Specifics

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    5-8

Height:    1-2 feet

Spread:    1-2 feet

Light:    Sun to partial shade

Soil:    Moist, well drained

Uses:    mass planting, borders

Flower:    Pink or white blossoms in spring

Foliage:    Green leaves on arching branches, deep burgundy fall color

Pruning:    Seldom needed but can be pruned after blooming

Deer Resistance:    Rarely severely damaged

Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’

Specifics

Plant type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    5-9

Height:    5-6 feet

Spread:    5-6 feet

Light:    Sun to Part Shade

Soil:    Moist, well drained

Uses:    Border, perennial beds

Flower:    Red magnolia like bloom with a sweet fragrance, blooms late spring through summer, reblooming shrub

Foliage:    Large glossy green almond shaped leaves

Pruning:    Prune after flowering

Deer Resistant:    Rarely  severely damaged

 

Ninebark

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Diablo, Tiny Wine, Coppertina, Yellow

 

Plant Type:  Deciduous shrub

Zone:    3-7

Height:    4-10 feet

Spread:    4-6 feet

Light:    Sun, partial shade

Soil:    Average to rich, moist but not wet

Uses:    Color accent, background, hedge, screen, erosion control, bold contrast, profuse bloom

Flower:    Clusters of white flowers that bloom in spring, small berries in fall

Foliage:    Green, yellow, or red maple like leaves, peeling bark adds winter interest

Pruning:    Pruned in early spring to tidy;  shape by pruning right after bloom; cut back hard in late winter for rejuvenation

Deer Resistant:    Rarely damaged

Viburnum

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Mariesii, Snowball

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous Shrub

Zone:    4-8

Height:    6-12 feet (see specific variety for more accurate height)

Spread:    6-12 feet (see specific variety for more accurate spread)

Light:    Sun, partial shade

Soil:    Average to rich, evenly moist

Uses:    Fragrant, early blooming, background, foundation, screening, hedge

Flower:    Pink buds turn to clusters of white flowers, fragrant, berries in fall

Foliage:    Green oval shaped leaves, many offer beautiful reds in autumn

Pruning:    Major pruning should be done in late winter or early spring, pruning right after flowering is usually sufficient

Deer Resistant:    Rarely severely damaged

 

 

Boxwood

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Green mountain pyramidal, Green Velvet, Winter Gem

 

Plant Type:    Broadleaf evergreen

Zone:    4-8

Height:    2-4 feet

Spread:    1.5-4 feet

Light:    Partial shade to sun

Soil:    Average, well-drained

Uses:    Pyramidal or rounded accent, dense evergreen, topiary, formal edging, hedge

Flower:    Small yellow flowers in Spring

Foliage:    Small, dark green or variegated oval leaves, evergreen

Pruning:    May be pruned at any time, however, it is best to avoid pruning in late fall

Deer Resistant:    Rarely damaged

Weigela

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  My monet, Wine & roses, Fine wine

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    4-8

Height:    1-5 feet (see specific variety for growth habit)

Spread:    1-4 feet (see specific variety for growth habit)

Light:    Sun to part shade

Soil:    Average, well-drained

Uses:    Profuse bloom, foliage color, specimen, beds, borders

Flower:     Trumpet-shaped flowers in white, pinks and reds, blooms in spring with some reblooming varieties

Foliage:    Upright rounded shrub, arching stems, purple, green, and variegated foliage available

Pruning:    Prune immediately after blooming

Deer resistant:    Rarely significantly damaged

Disease resistant

Rose of Sharon

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Chiffon blue, White, Lavender, Pink, Sugar tip

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    5-8

Height:    8-12 feet

Spread:    5-10 Feet

Light:    Full sun to part shade

Soil:    Rich, moist, well-drained

Uses:    Accent, long blooming, background, border

Flower:    Large single or double blooms come in white, pink, purple, and blue throughout July, August, and September

Foliage:    Dense, upright growth; dark green leaves with no fall color; available as a shrub or tree

Pruning:    Remove old branches in winter for best flowering; each branch can also be trimmed back to two or three buds in early spring to help shape shrub and increase blooms

Deer Resistant:    Rarely significantly damaged

Smoke Bush

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include:  Royal purple, Golden spirit

 

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Zone:    4-8

Height:    10-15 feet

Spread:    10-15 feet

Light:    Full sun

Soil:    Rich, moist, well-drained

Uses:    Accent, focal point, foliage color, mixed border

Flower:    Billowing smokelike plumes in May and June

Foliage:    Spoon-shaped oval leaves, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long and wide; broad, loose, multistemmed, open form

Pruning:    Early spring before flower buds have shown, or in late winter if cutting all the way to the ground

Deer Resistant:    Rarely significantly damaged

 

 

 

Lobelia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Early Springs Dark Blue, Early Springs Magenta, Early Springs Sky Blue, Early Springs White, Riviera Marine Blue, Riviera Mix, Riviera White

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 5-14″

Spread: 6-14″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Riviera Varieties bloom longer is cooler conditions and partial sun

Begonias

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Dragon Wing Pink, Dragon Wing Red, Gryphon, Jurassic Green Streak, Jurassic Pink Shades, Jurassic Silver Point, Jurassic Watermelon, Million Kisses Devotion, Million Kisses Honeymoon, Minstral Red, Mocca Mix, Nonstop Mix, Rex Autumn Ember, Rex Escargot, Rex Paso Doble, Rex Red Bull, Rex Spitfire, Santa Cruz Sunset, Sparks Will Fly

Light: Partial Shade, Shade

Height: 6-24″

Spread: 6-36″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds (Flowering Varieties)

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Containers, Hanging Baskets, House Plants

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Angelonia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Archangel Dark Purple, Archangel Dark Rose, Archangel Orchid Pink, Archangel Purple, Archangel Raspberry, Archangel White

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-14″

Spread: 10-12″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Containers

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Abutilon

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Lucky Lantern Red, Lucky Lantern Tangerine

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Height: 12-15″

Spread: 12-15″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Geraniums

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Cherry Night, Citronella, Fantasia Cardinal Red, Fantasia Cranberry Sizzle, Fantasia Dark Red, Fantasia Purple Sizzle, Fantasia Raspberry Twizzle, Fantasia Salmon, Fantasia Shocking Pink, Fantasia Strawberry Sizzle, Fantasia Violet, Fantasia White, Fire, Mrs. Pollock, Patriot Lavender Blue, Patriot Orange, Salmon Night, Vancouver Centennial, Wilhelm Langguth, Caliente Deep Red, Caliente Fire, Caliente Hot Coral, Caliente Lavender, Caliente Pink

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 10-36″

Spread: 12-24″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Geraniums help repel mosquitoes. Citronella is especially effective. Heat and Drought Tolerant.

 

Verbena

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Aztec Blue Velvet, Superbena Royale Chambray, Superbena Royale Cherryburst, Superbena Royale Iced Cherry, Superbena Royale Peachy Keen, Superbena Royale Red, Wicked Cool Purple, Wicked Hot Pink, Wicked Purple, Wicked Rad Red

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-18″

Spread:12-36″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Salvia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Lighthouse Red, Victoria Blue, Vista Mix, Vista Purple, Vista Red, Vista White, Black and Bloom, Golden Delicious, Wendy’s Wish

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 10-36+”

Spread: 6-36+”

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Rock Gardens, Cut Flowers

Heat and Drought Tolerant

 

 

 

Zinnia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Benary Giant Mix, Dreamland Mix, Queen Lime, Short Stuff Mix, State Fair Mix, Zahara Coral Rose, Zahara Double Strawberry, Zahara Double Yellow, Zahara Mix, Zahara Raspberry Lemonade Mix, Zahara Scarlet, Zahara Starlight Rose, Zahara Sunburst, Zahara Yellow

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-36+”

Spread: 6-20″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers.

Disease, Heat and Drought Tolerant.

Dianthus

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Floral Lace Cimson, Floral Lace Light Pink, Floral Lace Mix, Floral Lace Violet, Floral Lace Violet Picotee, Ideal Select Salmon, Sundae Blueberry, Super Parfait Raspberry, Jolt Cherry, Jolt Pink, Sweet Black Cherry

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 8-12″

Spread: 6-8″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Edging, Rock Gardens, Cut Flowers.

Dianthus performs best in cool temperatures around or below 70 degrees.  Tolerates Frost. May overwinter.

 

 

 

Marigold

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: African French Vanilla, African Taishan Orange, African Taishan Yellow, Durango Bolero, Durango Mix, Durango Orange, Durango Outback Mix, Durango Red, Durango Yellow, Hot Pak Harmony, Hot Pak Mix, Hot Pak Orange, Hot Pak Yellow

Light: Sun

Height: 6-24″

Spread: 6-18″ (Height and Spread Vary by Variety)

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers.

Drought and frost tolerant. Can be used to help with pests in gardens including mosquitoes, thrips and white fly.

Snapdragon

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Rocket Mix, Snapshot Mix, Sonnet Mix

Light: Sun – Partial Sun

Height: 6-36″

Spread: 6-18″ (Height and Spread Vary by Variety)

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Cut Flowers

Frost and drought tolerant.