Tag Archives: winter interest


Varieties we often carry:     Capitata, Densiformis, Hicksii


Plant Type:     Evergreen

Zone:     4-7

Height:     See specific variety for height.

Spread:     See specific variety for spread.

Light:     Sun to partial shade

Soil:     Well drained, sandy, slightly acidic soil with even moisture.

Uses:     Hedge, privacy screen, specimen, coastal exposure, border, mass planting,  urban garden, wildlife garden.

Flower:     Conifer, non-flowering, berry like cones.

Foliage:     Evergreen, needle foliage

Pruning:  Shear in summer annually to shape.

Deer Resistance:     Occasionally damaged.



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



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