Ornamental Flowering Shrubs

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Abbotswood Cinquefoil
Abbotswood Cinquefoil
Small shrub with extra fine foliage, excellent for hedge or foundation plantings.
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Agincourt Beauty French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Alpine Currant
Alpine Currant
An excellent shrub for shade or sun, or for low to medium height hedges.
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American Elder
American Elder
A fast growing, native, multistem shrub that flowers in June-July. Does well in moist soils.
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Amethyst Coralberry
Amethyst Coralberry
Beautifully vivid fruit adorn the branches of this new introduction.
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Amur Flame Maple
Amur Flame Maple
Extremely hardy small tree or shrub well known for its vibrant fall colour.
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Amur Tamarisk
Amur Tamarisk
Graceful, arching shrub with fine thread-like foliage, and a delightful spray of flowers in July-August.
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Annabelle Hydrangea
Annabelle Hydrangea
Large, solid globular flowers are produced on new wood and last until frost. Prune back each spring to 20 cm.
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Anthony Waterer Spirea
Anthony Waterer Spirea
A splendid dwarf shrub with broad heads of flowers in profusion in July.
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Arctic Fire Dogwood
Arctic Fire Dogwood
Dwarf form of red stemmed dogwood. Dark red winter twigs and a non-suckering habit.
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Arrow Wood
Arrow Wood
Flat heads of flowers appear in late Spring on this native shrub.
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Bayberry
Bayberry
This native shrub is deal for poor, sandy soils. Plant several together so that the conspicuous gray fruit, covered with wax, will be produced.
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Beauty Of Moscow French Hybrid Lilac
Beauty Of Moscow French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Belle De Nancy French Hybrid Lilac
Belle De Nancy French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Black Beauty Elderberry
Black Beauty Elderberry
Intense black foliage retains its colour well when planted in full sun.
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Black Lace Elderberry
Black Lace Elderberry
Finely-cut deep purple foliage maintains is colour all season.
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
The best purplish-red Japanese Maple, holding its colour well throughout the summer.
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Bloomerang Lilac
Bloomerang Lilac
Deep purple buds open to lavender flowers on this new lilac.
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Blue Arctic Willow
Blue Arctic Willow
Attractive low growing Willow with slender, ornamental foliage.
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Blue Muffin Viburnum
Blue Muffin Viburnum
This shrub is covered with an abundance of white flowers in the spring.
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Blushing Bride Endless Summer Hydrangea
Blushing Bride Endless Summer Hydrangea
Large mophead blooms appear throughout the Summer on this profusely flowering plant.
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Bottlebush Buckeye
Bottlebush Buckeye
Useful as a specimen plant in full shade or full sun and is an excellent plant for massing.
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Bridalwreath Spirea
Bridalwreath Spirea
Double white flowers are produced in abundance on delicately arching branches in mid-Spring.
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Buckleys Quill Mockorange
Buckleys Quill Mockorange
Clusters of fragrant, double white flowers with quill-like petals appear in June. It’s habit is semi-dwarf and upright.
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Burning Bush
Burning Bush
An outstanding shrub with corky-ridged bark, especially noticeable in winter.
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Bush Honeysuckle
BBush Honeysuckle
A native, dwarf, mound-shaped plant that is excellent for mass plantings or slopes.
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Carol Mackie Daphne
Carol Mackie Daphne
A prolific bloomer covered with clusters of fragrant, pink, wide flowers in May.
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Charles Joly French Hybrid Lilac
Charles Joly French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Cherry Bomb Barberry
Cherry Bomb Barberry
Compact and thorny branches make an excellent low hedge, barrier, or single shrub accent.
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Chicago Fire Burning Bush
Chicago Fire Burning Bush
Brilliantly coloured fruit provides winter interest once the foliage has dropped in late Fall.
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Claveys Dwarf Honeysuckle
A low growing, compact shrub useful for the front of a border.
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Common Lilac
This popular lilac blooms in June and is fine for hedges and screens.
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Compact Hydrangea
Compact Hydrangea
A dwarf variety with blue flowers whose colour will intensify in more acidic soils.
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Compact Lemoine Deutzia
Compact Lemoine Deutzia
A compact shrub which produces an abundance of delicate flowers in early June.
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Coppertina Ninebark
Coppertina Ninebark
Leaves are flush with an attractive copper colour and then turn a rich red in the Summer.
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Corkscrew Hazel
Corkscrew Hazel
An unusual shrub with distinct erect branches noted for their twisted and gnarled shapes.
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Cutleaf Golden Elder
Cutleaf Golden Elder
A dense rounded shrub with finely dissected golden leaves.
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Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac
Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac
Well-known for its attractive long finely cut leaves which become a beautiful colour in autumn.
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Cutleaf Stephanandra
Cutleaf Stephanandra
Excellent as a ground cover because it roots wherever it touches the ground.
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Dappled Willow
Dappled Willow
Branchlets are thin, shining bright pink. Unfolding leaves are translucent white, suffused with pale pink.
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Darts Gold Ninebark
Darts Gold Ninebark
A hardy attractive plant with excellent colour for foundation or border planting.
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Darts Red Spirea
Darts Red Spirea
A sport of ‘Anthony Waterer’ with deep carmine flowers that fade to rosy-pink with age.
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Diabolo Ninebark
Diabolo Ninebark
Dark purple foliage provides an excellent contrast in the shrub border. Plant in full sun for best colour.
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Donald Wyman Preston Lilac
Donald Wyman Preston Lilac
A hardy hybrid that is easy to grow. Flowers approximately two weeks later that common lilacs.
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Downy Serviceberry
Downy Serviceberry
Excellent native shrub covered with flowers in early spring and colourful fruit later in the season that attracts birds.
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Dwarf American Cranberry
Fine twigged with pinwheel-like flowers in late May, and berries that last into the Winter.
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Dwarf Burning Bush
Dwarf Burning Bush
An outstanding shrub with corky-ridged bark, especially noticeable in winter. Yellow flowers appear in May-June.
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Dwarf European Cranberry
A medium shrub that flowers in late Spring, producing single, flat, flowerheads.
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Dwarf Garland Spirea
Dwarf Garland Spirea
Fine textured foliage and a cascade of white flowers in early June.
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Dwarf Korean Lilac
Dwarf Korean Lilac
Fragrant flowers bloom profusely at an early age on this unusual dwarf variety.
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Elderberry
Elderberry
A selection with large flowers. Edible fruit can be used for wines and desserts.
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Endless Summer Hydrangea
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Has the unique ability to flower on new AND old wood consistently, therefore producing large 10 – 15 cm blooms all Summer.
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European Snowball
European Snowball
This plant has large globular clusters of flowers, produced in May and June, that are most attractive.
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False Spirea
False Spirea
Vigorous spreading shrub, ash-leaved foliage, and 10 cm flower clusters in July.
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Fiveleaf Aralia
Fiveleaf Aralia
One of the best shrubs for heavily shaded areas: easily withstands poor soil, urban air pollution and windy conditions.
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Flaming Mound Spirea
Flaming Mound Spirea
A dwarf Spirea with the characteristics of ‘Goldflame’ and the size of ‘Goldmound’.
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Flowering Almond
Flowering Almond
Delightful double, bright pink flowers on every branch and twig make a most handsome display in May before the leaves come out.
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Flowering Raspberry
Flowering Raspberry
Large, maple-like leaves, suckering roots and large, fragrant flowers characterise this native shrub.
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Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
A low growing native shrub that spreads by suckers. Ideal ground cover for banks and slopes.
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Fringetree
Fringetree
Showy, fringe-like, outstanding fragrant flowers in July make this a beautiful specimen shrub.
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Gold Mound Spirea
Gold Mound Spirea
This bushy plant has outstanding colourful foliage. Excellent for contrast or accent planting in a foundation or shrub border.
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Golddrop Cinquefoil
Golddrop Cinquefoil
A compact shrub with fan-like foliage that flowers freely all summer.
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Golden Currant
Golden Currant
Fragrant yellow flowers in Spring will attract hummingburds.
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Golden Elder
Golden Elder
A picturesque shrub with yellow foliage to make a sunny contrast in shrub borders.
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Golden Mock Orange
Golden Mock Orange
A popular shrub in the landscape for its contrasting colour.
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Golden Nugget Barberry
Golden Nugget Barberry
Golden foliage with an orange glow on the leaf tips that lasts throughout the season.
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Golden Spirit Smokebush
Golden Spirit Smokebush
Brilliant golden-yellow foliage lasts through the summer and turns vivid hues of orange-red and coral in the fall.
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Goldenleaf Dogwood
Goldenleaf Dogwood
Distinct red stems and unique foliage makes this a very showy shrub. Good for winter effect.
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Goldflame Spirea
Goldflame Spirea
This dwarf shrub comes out in Spring with its showy golden growth.
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Goldstar Cinquefoil
Goldstar Cinquefoil
Large, deep yellow flowers are accented by silvery-green foliage. Tolerant of heat and poor soil conditions.
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Gray Dogwood
Gray Dogwood
A vigorous, dense native shrub or small tree useful for screening in sun or shade.
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Green Smoke Tree
Green Smoke Tree
Large, upright spreading specimen, unusual with its mist-like, flower heads that cover the plant.
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Grefsheim Spirea
Grefsheim Spirea
Handsome, early flowering Spirea with a profuse display of small, white flowers that are slightly fragrant.
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Hazelnut
Hazelnut
An old fashioned shrub that is an ideal plant for highway and hillside planting.
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Hedge Viburnum
Dwarf, small-leaved form that can be used for hedges, edging or small specimens.
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Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry
White flowers adorn the specimen in May, followed by bright red berries once the foliage begins to change colour.
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Hummingbird Summersweet
Hummingbird Summersweet
A dwarf, compact, rounded shrub with 10 cm long fragrant flower spikes that cover the plant for many weeks.
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Inaba Shidare (Red Select) Maple
Inaba Shidare (Red Select) Maple
A dense, mounding cutleaf maple with cascading branches and fern-shaped leaves.
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Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea
Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea
As vigorous and hardy as the traditional Annabelle, but with rosey-pink flowers that last from early summer until frost.
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Ivory Halo Dogwood
Ivory Halo Dogwood
A compact form with more delicately textured foliage than other species.
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James Mcfarlane Preston Lilac
James Mcfarlane Preston Lilac
A hardy hybrid that is easy to grow. Flowers approximately two weeks later than common lilacs.
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Japanese Lilac
Japanese Lilac
A large shrub or mid-sized tree that is very attractive in mid-Summer.
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Korean Spice Viburnum
Korean Spice Viburnum
Spicy-sweet fragrance fills the air in early spring when the pink buds expand into snowball-like flowers.
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Kyushu Hydrangea
Kyushu Hydrangea
Showy white flowers on an upright, spreading shrub.
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Limelight Hydrangea
Limelight Hydrangea
Extraordinary! Huge, conical, bright lime-green flowers add much needed colour to late Summer gardens.
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Little Lamb Hydrangea
Little Lamb Hydrangea
A variety of the Pee Gee Hygrandea, but its conical blooms are made of very tiny florets that resemble the texture of lamb’s fur from a distance.
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Little Princess Spirea
Little Princess Spirea

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Madame Lemoine French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Magic Carpet Spirea
Magic Carpet Spirea
A dwarf Spirea with vibrant red leaf tips against a background of bright golden foliage that is tinged with green.
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Manchu Cherry
Manchu Cherry
Hardiest of the flowering cherries. Suitable for hedging.
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Mango Tango Cinquefoil
Mango Tango Cinquefoil
Bicolour flowers with orange-red centres blending outward into deep yellow.
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Mckays Cinqefoil
Mckays Cinqefoil
Creamy white flowers are very heat tolerant, and are displayed on a nice compact shrub.
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Michel Buchner French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Midnight Wine Weigela
Midnight Wine Weigela
A true dwarf version of ‘Wine and Roses’. Flowers bloom in mid to late Spring. Dense, spreading habit.
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Miniature Snowflake Mock Orange
Miniature Snowflake Mock Orange
A very dwarf, compact shrub and prolific bloomer. Extremely fragrant and disease resistant.
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Minuet Preston Lilac
Minuet Preston Lilac
A hardy hybrid that is easy to grow. Flowers approximately two weeks later than common lilacs.
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Minuet Weigela
Minuet Weigela
Blooms appear in early Summer, are ruby-red on the exterior, lilac-purple lobes with a yellow throat and slightly fragrant.
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Miss Kim Lilac
Miss Kim Lilac
A hardy and fragrant lilac. Blooms when others have finished producing pale coloured flowers. Vigorous grower.
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Mme Lemoine French Hybrid Lilac
Mme Lemoine French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent trusses of fragrant blooms. Very hardy.
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MohicanViburnum
Mohican Viburnum
Creamy-white, flat-topped flowers cover the plant in late April or early May. Berries appear in early July and turn black in the fall.
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Monge French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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My Monet Weigela
My Monet Weigela
Variegated leaves green irregularly edged with white and pink. Rich pink flowers in spring.
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Nannyberry
Nannyberry
This native plant can be used as a small tree or large shrub of good form.
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Neon Flash Spirea
Neon Flash Spirea
Dense mounding shrub, with bright red flower clusters that look like a flash of neon against a dark sky.
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Northern Gold Forsythia
Nova Zembla Rhododendron
An upright growing shrub with grey-yellow branches. A very hardy strain.
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Orangeade Cinquefoil
Orangeade Cinquefoil
Deep orange blooms in July contrast vividly against green foliage. Plant exhibits a horizontal growth habit.
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Pagoda Dogwood
Pagoda Dogwood
A native dogwood that makes an interesting, small, shrubby tree with horizontal branchlets.
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Peegee Hydrangea
Peegee Hydrangea
This very popular shrub produces huge cone-shaped white flowers that change to pink, then bronze in the Fall, providing Winter interest.
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Peking Cotoneaster
Peking Cotoneaster
Erect, slightly spreading, beautiful dark shiny foliage that turns a brilliant orange-red in the fall.
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PinkBeautyCinquefoil
Pink Beauty Cinquefoil
Medium-pink, semi-double flowers that develop into a light, pink-cream colour in extreme heat.
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Pink Princess Weigela
Pink Princess Weigela
A hardy selection and profuse bloomer over a long period of time. Foliage is glossy and edged with a purple tinge.
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Pink Summersweet
Pink Summersweet
Blooming in late summer this variety has rose-ink buds opening to fragrant, non-fading pink flowers.
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Pinky Winky Hydrangea
Pinky Winky Hydrangea
A fantastic selection with absolutely massive (30-40 cm), tricolour blooms.
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Purpleleaf Sandcherry
Purpleleaf Sandcherry
A very hardy shrub with rich coloured foliage and fragrant bloom which resemble that of strawberry plants and appear in early Spring.
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Pussy Willow
Pussy Willow
Large shrub or small tree with furry catkins that appear before the leaves in early Spring.
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Quickfire Hydrangea
Quickfire Hydrangea
A very hardy shrub on which large florets that form loose cones appear in mid-Summer.
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Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Dark red branches make this native plant particularly attractive during the Winter months.
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Red Prince Weigela
Red Prince Weigela
A good contrast plant with its unique foliage and clusters of trumpet shaped flowers.
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Redbark Dogwood
Redbark Dogwood
With its coral-red bark this is another variety of Cornus that is excellent for Winter contrast.
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Rose Glow Barberry
Rose Glow Barberry
An ornamental shrub with a compact vase shape.
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Royal Burgundy Barberry
Royal Burgundy Barberry
A very compact, slow growing variety with gorgeous, velvety burgundy-purple foliage that turns shades of reddish-black in the fall.
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Royal Gold Woadwaxen
Royal Gold Woadwaxen
Pea-like flowers embellish this small, free flowering shrub with bright green stems.
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Royal Purple Smokebush
Royal Purple Smokebush
A multi-stemmed form that produces flowers in summer on large, long lasting airy clusters that ‘smoke’ on the tree.
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Ruby Carousel Barberry
Ruby Carousel Barberry
This plant has a uniform habit and can be used as an accent, hedge or barrier plant due to its thorns.
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Ruby Spice Sweet Pepperbush
Ruby Spice Sweet Pepperbush
Flowers spikes are a rich pink and very fragrant on this pretty shrub. Slightly larger in size than the original Pink Summersweet.
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Russian Olive
Russian Olive
A beautiful, very hardy plant with silver foliage all season. Grows in all sorts of soil.
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Saskatoon Berry
Saskatoon Berry
An incredibly hardy natrive shrub, the fruit of which can be used fresh, in jellies, jams and pies.
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Sem False Spirea
Sem False Spirea
Has a more compact habit and stands lower to the ground than the standard False Spirea.
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Sensation French Hybrid Lilac
A most popular lilac that produces magnificent fragrant trusses of bloom. Very hardy.
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Serviceberry
Serviceberry
This native plant is covered with flowers in early Spring and bears edible fruit that will also attract birds.
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Shirobana Spirea
Shirobana Spirea
Low, upright, summer-flowering Spirea with flat flower heads.
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Show Off Forsythia
Show Off Forsythia
A semi-dwarf variety that will produce a mass profusion of sunny blooms in early Spring before the foliage appears.
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Siberian Peashrub
Siberian Peashrub
A large, coarse, hardy shrub able to withstand drought. Yellow sweet pea-like flowers in June.
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Silver Showers Mock Orange
A hardy, compact shrub that is absolutely covered with flowers throughout the Spring.
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Silverleaf or Silveredge Dogwood
Silverleaf or Silveredge Dogwood
A very decorative variety with its variegated foliage and purplish-red branches which provide year-round interest.
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Sixteen Candles Summersweet
Sixteen Candles Summersweet
Large spiked blooms appear ‘candle-like’ and are very fragrant.
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Snowflake Mock Orange
Snowflake Mock Orange
An outstanding Mock Orange that is one of the best introductions in recent years.
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Snowmound Spirea
Snowmound Spirea
A graceful Spirea covered in early Summer with clusters of flowers.
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Staghorn Sumac
Staghorn Sumac
A native shrub suitable for quick screening and naturalizing. Can be used as a specimen in contained areas.
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Summerwine Ninebark
Summerwine Ninebark
A dark leafed Ninebark with neat compact branching and fine deeply cut dark crimson-red foliage.
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Sunsation Barberry
Sunsation Barberry
A slow growing, compact variety with bright golden foliage, cast with orange.
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Texas Scarlet Quince
Texas Scarlet Quince
Brilliant orange-red flowers in May bloom before the leaves appear.
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Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Sumac
Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Sumac
New growth is chartreuse turning to yellow. Both colours contrast nicely with fuzzy, rosy pink stems.
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Vanhouttei Spirea
Vanhouttei Spirea
The graceful pendulous branches are a mass of flowers in June.
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Variegated Weigela
Variegated Weigela
Cream and green foliage, accented by light pink flowers that appear in May and June, make for an overall, lovely shrub.
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Virginal Mock Orange
Virginal Mock Orange
This superb shrub is deservedly popular for its large, very fragrant, semi-double flowers.
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Virginian Witch Hazel
Vanhouttei Spirea
A large native shrub that produces small, fragrant flowers in late September.
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Wayfaring Tree
An ornamental shrub that produces masses of flowers in June followed by attractive berries in September.
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Wentworth Highbush Cranberry
A hardy, free-flowering shrub that produces edible fruit.
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White Snowberry
White Snowberry
A native shrub with dainty flowers that appear in profusion in July followed by white, waxy berries.
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Wine And Roses Weigela
Wine And Roses Weigela
Dark burgundy-purple leaves and hot pink-rose coloured flowers create a striking contrast.
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Winter Beauty Dogwood
Winter Beauty Dogwood
This variety is noted primarily for its Fall colour.
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Yellow Gem Cinquefoil
Yellow Gem Cinquefoil
Bright ruffled petals and gray lobed hairy leaves contrast with its young twigs of red.
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Yellowtwig Dogwood
Yellowtwig Dogwood
Unusual and attractive yellow bark, is a noteworthy trait of this plant.
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Young Lady Smokebush
Young Lady Smokebush
Produces lots of blooms even when it is a young plant.
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