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Flowering Shrubs


 

Abelia - Fragrant

Zone 5 • Mature 3-4' tall x 4-5' wide

Abelia Mosanensis - A full, rounded variety with glossy foliage that turns orange-red in autumn and pink, heavily lilac-scented flowers beginning in late May.


 

Beach Plum

Zone 3 • Mature 6' tall x 6’ wide

Prunus maritima - White, single or double flowers in early May followed by edible, purple-to-crimson fruit. Sun or partial shade and a well-drained soil.


 

Beautybush - Dream Catcher

Zone 4 • Mature 6-9’ tall x 5-8’ wide

Kolkwitzia amabilis - Apring flowers are followed by summer-long golden yellow foliage that matures to golden orange in autumn. Filtered light or partial shade.


 

Beautybush - Pink Cloud

Zone 4 • Mature 6-10' tall x 8’ wide

Kolkwitzia amabilis - An upright, arching variety covered in bell-shaped flowers in spring that produce pinkish-brown fruit.


 

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Zone 5 • Mature 8-10' tall x 8-10' wide

Aesculus parviflora - A large, mounding, hardy variety with pyramidal white flower clusters in July and August.


 

Broom - Lena

Zone 5 • Mature 3-4' tall and wide

Cytisus scoparius - A semi-evergreen with green stems, tiny leaves and sprays of fragrant, lemon-yellow blooms with red wings. Full sun.


 

Broom - Moonlight

Zone 5 • Mature 4-6' tall x 4-6’ wide

Cytisus scoparius - A legume with fragrant, pale, creamy yellow flowers on old wood from late March to early June. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is tolerant of both drought and a wide range of pH.


 

Buckthorn - Fine Line

Zone 2 • Mature 5-7' tall x 2’ wide

Rhamnus frangula - A narrow upright variety with feathery foliage.


 

Burning Bush

Zone 5 • Mature 12-15' tall x 10-15’ wide

Euonymus alatus (also called Winged Euonymus) - Winged bark and dark green, clean foliage during the growing season that turns deep red, often pink to scarlet in sun, during the autumn.


 

Burning Bush - Dwarf

Zone 4 • Mature 6-8' tall x 8-10’ wide

Euonymus alatus - A versitile, hardy, dense, copact variety with intense scarlet fall foliage.


 

Cotoneaster - Cranberry

Zone 4 • Mature 2' tall x 6’ wide

Cotoneaster apiculata - A hardy, low-spreading variety with arching branches, small, shiny green leaves, pink flowers and bright red, cranberry-like fruits.


 

Cotoneaster - Early

Zone 4 • Mature 2' tall x 4-6’ wide

Cotoneaster adpressa 'Praecox' - A prostate variety with dark green foliage that turns reddish in autumn color and bright red fruit.


 

Cotoneaster - Rock

Zone 4 • Mature 2' tall x 6-8' wide

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Perpusilla' - A low, spreading variety fishbone-branching with deep red-to-orange fall color and persistent red fruit. Tolerates sun and wind and can be used as a ground cover.


 

Cotoneaster - Spreading

Zone 4 • Mature 5-6' tall x 4-5' wide

Cotoneaster divaricata - An upright variety with arching, spreading branches and red berries during early autumn.


 

Cotoneaster - Tom Thumb

Zone 4 • Mature 1-2’ tall x 5’ wide

Cotoneaster apiculata (also called 'Little Gem') - A hardy, rounded variety with foliage that turns amber and burgundy in autumn and pink flowers followed by bright red bead-like berries through winter. Full sun.


 

Cutleaf Stephanandra

Zone 4 • Mature 2' tall x 4-5’ wide

Stephanandra incisa (also called Lace Shrub) - A dense, mounding, low-growing, weeping variety with Maple-like, deeply-incised, bright green leaves that turn yellow and orange in autumn and clusters of tiny, star-shaped, yellowish-white flowers in late spring.


 

Deutzia - Chardonnay Pearls

Zone 5 • Mature 3-4' tall x 3-5’ wide

Deutzia gracilis - Bright yellow foliage that holds its color without burn even in strong sun with masses of buds in May that open to small, white, star-shaped flowers in June. Sun or partial sun.


 

Deutzia - Magician

Deutzia x hybrida - A dense, rounded, variety with slender, broadly-spreading-to-arching stems with purplish autumn foliage and small, bell-shaped pink with white edging in late spring in numerous racemes which cover the shrub for about two weeks.


 

Deutzia - Nikko Slender

Zone 5 • Mature 1-2' tall x 3-4’ wide

Deutzia gracilis 'Nana' - A compact, spreading, almost groundcover variety with deep burdungy autumn foliage and an abundance of snowy white flowers in mid- to late May.


 

Deutzia - Strawberry Fields

Zone 5 • Mature 2-4' tall x 4-5’ wide

Deutzia gracilis  - Deep green foliage and large, deep pink flowers with crimson markings in May.


 

Enkianthus - Showy Lantern

Zone 4 • Mature 6-8' tall x 5-6’ wide

Enkianthus campanulatus - An aggressive, strongly-upright grower with deep green, deeply cut foliage and clusters of drooping, bell-shaped, pink flowers in mid- to Late May.


 

False Spirea - Sem

Zone 2-7 • Mature 3' tall x 3’ wide

Sorbaria sorbifolia - A compact, dense, mounded variety with pinkish-red spring leaves that turn chartreuse and white blooms over a long summer season.


 

Fothergilla - Blue Shadow

Zone 4 • Mature 5-6' tall x 3-4' wide

Fothergilla major - A dense rounded variety with stunning blue foliage tha turns red to orange in autumn and fragrant, bottle brush white flowers in spring before leaves emerge.  and  form that is suited to a wide array of landscape uses.


 

Fothergilla - Dwarf

Zone 5 • Mature 3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Fothergilla gardenii -Dark green summer foliage that turns from yellow to orange-scarlet in autumn with white, fragrant flowers in late April to early May.


 

Fothergilla - Mt. Airy

Zone 4 • Mature 5-6' tall x 3-4' wide

Fothergilla major - A dense, upright variety with cool, dark, blue-green foliage tha tturns yellow-orange-red in autumn and abundant cone-like, fragrant, white flowers in early spring. that fill the air with their light fragrance.


 

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Zone 5 • Mature 6-8' tall x 6-8’ wide

Corylus avellena 'Contorta' - A slow-growering variety with gnarled and twisted branches, yellow fall foliage and greenish-yellow catkins in winter. Full sun.


 

Japanese Kerria - Golden Guinea

Zone 4 • Mature 3-5' tall x 3-5’ wide

Kerria Japonica (also called Japanese rose) - A large, dense variety with bright green stems and bright green, heavily veined leaves and bright, golden-yellow flowers in spring. Partial shade, protect from hot afternoon sun. Drought tolerant.


 

Mockorange - Golden

Zone 4 • Mature 8’ tall x 6-8’ wide

Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' - A hardy, upright, suckering variety with golden foliage and fragrant white flowers.


 

Mockorange - Minnesota Snowflake

Zone 5 • Mature 6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Philadelphus x virginalis - A compact, vase-shaped variety with oval, dark green leaves and clusters of sweet-scented, double white blooms in late spring.



 

Mockorange - Natchez

Zone 5 • Mature 6-8' tall x 5-6' wide

Philadelphus - A fast-growing, fountain-shaped variety with fresh green foliage and fragrant, extra-large white blooms in spring. Full sun.


 

Ninebark - Coppertina

Zone 3 • Mature 8-10' tall x 5-6’ wide

Physocarpus - Orange-copper foliage in the spring that matures to rich red in summer with white, button-like blooms followed by red seed capsules in autumn.



Ninebark - Diablo

Zone 3 • Mature 5-8' tall x 5-8' wide

Physocarpus - Purple foliage and white, blushed-pink flower clusters in early summer. Sun or shade, but good light is required to maintain foliage color.


 

Ninebark - Summer Wine

Zone 3 • Mature 5-6' tall x 4-5' wide

Physocarpus - A fast-growing, compact variety with dark, wine-colored foliage and white, button-like blooms in early June.


 

Pussy Willow

Zone 3 • Mature 15-18’ tall x 12-15’ wide

Salix discolor - Large, aggressive variety with catkins enjoyed by humans, birds, bees and butterflies. Will tolerate most any soil, even very moist or wet ones.


 

Pussy Willow - French

Zone 4 • Mature 18-20’ tall x 10-12’ wide

Salix caprea 'Rosea' - An aggressively vigorous, spreading, naturalisng variety with pink-tinged gray catkins well before foliage appears. Extremely tolerant of wet soils.


 

Pussy Willow - Japanese

Zone 4 • Mature 10-12' tall x 10-12’ wide

Salix chaenomeloides - Large catkins emerge from smooth, ruby-red buds in early spring and change color from smoky-gray to pinkish-to-smoky white.


 

Quince - Cameo Flowering

Zone 4 • Mature 4-5’ tall x 4-5’ wide

Chaenomeles speciosa - A dense, compact variety with vivid green foliage and fluffy, double, peachy-pink flowers in mid-April.


 

Quince - Crimson & Gold

Zone 4 • Mature 3-4' tall x 4-6' wide

Chaenomeles - A dense, spreading variety with large, velvety, crimson red flowers with a golden stamen.


 

Quince - Jet Trail

Zone 4 • Mature 5-7' tall x 5-7' wide

Chaenomeles speciosa - A dense, compact variety with a cloud of pure white flower in mid-April.


 

Quince - Texas Scarlet

Zone 4 • Mature 5-7' tall x 5-7’ wide

Chaenomeles japonica - A very tolerant variety with red blossom early in the spring before foliage breaks and large, edible fruit in the autumn. Deer resistant.


 

Quince - Toyo-Nishiki Flowering

Zone 4 • Mature 6-8' tall x 4-6' wide

Chaenomeles speciosa - A wide-spreading, open variety with large red, white and pink flowers on the same branches in mid-April.


 

Sand Cherry - Purpleleaf

Zone 4 • Mature 7-9’ tall x 5-6’ wide

Prunus x cistena - A very tolerant variety with intense purple-red foliage and small, single pink flowers before foliage in late April.


 

Shadblow - Regent

Zone 3 • Mature 6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Amelanchier alnifolia - A dense, full. compact variety with white flowers in late April that are followed by bluish fruit for the birds and red color in autumn.


 

Smokebush - Golden Spirit

Zone 5 • Mature 10-15' tall x 10-15’ wide

Cotinus coggygria - A robust, rounded variety with golden-yellow foliage that becomes coral-to-orange in autumn and gray-to-pink plumes from June through August.


 

Smokebush - Royal Purple

Zone 5 • Mature 10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Cotinus coggygria - Maroon-to-purple foliage and 6 to 8" plumes that change from grayish to pink from June into August.


 

Smokebush - Young Lady

Zone 5 • Mature 10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Cotinus coggygria - Green foliage that turns gold-to-orange in autumn and big, grayish-pink plumes from June to August on even very young plants.


 

Sumac - Fragrant

Zone 3 • Mature 6' tall x 6-10’ wide

Rhus aromatica - A twisting, sprawling variety with tiny, yellow early spring flowers followed by light green slightly serrated leaves that are pungent when rubbed, then red lemonade-tasting berries, and yellow and red fall leaves. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions.


 

Sumac - Gro-Low Fragrant

Zone 4 • Mature 1-2' tall x 5-6’ wide

Rhus aromatica - A low-growing, fast-spreading variety with fragrant yellow flowers in April followed by red frui and orange-red fall foliage.


 

Sumac - Staghorn

Zone 4 • Mature 10-15' tall x 20+ wide

Rhus typhina - A suckering  vareity with an open, flat crown and fruits that ripen in the fall and persist throughout the winter.


 

Sumac - Tiger eyes

Zone 4 • Mature 10-12' tall x 12-15’ wide

Rhus typhina - Large foliage fronds emerge chartreuse in the early spring and mature to bright, non-burning yellow that turn bright scarlet in autumn.


 

Summersweet - Hummingbird

Zone 5 • Mature 3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Clethra alnifolia - A compact variety with deep, dark green foliage and a profusion of long, extremely fragrant flower spikes and bright yellow foliage in autumn. Tolerates moist soil and shade.

 

Summersweet - Ruby Spice

Zone 4 • Mature 5-6' tall x 5-6’ wide

Clethra alnifolia - Deep reddish-pink fragrant, spicy flowers in mid-Summer adn yellow autumn color. Tolerates moist locations and shade.


 

Summersweet - September Beauty

Zone 3 • Mature 4-6' tall x 3-4’ wide

Clethra alnifolia - A compact, densely-branched, rounded, suckering variety with extremely fragrant flowers from mid-August through September. Great for butterflies and bees. Will bloom in shady locations.


 

Summersweet - Sixteen Candles

Zone 4 • Mature 4-5' tall x 2-3’ wide

Clethra alnifolia - A dwarf, densely-branched variety with fragrant, creamy-white flowers on upright, candle-like racemes in July and August. Full sun as long as sufficient moisture is supplied, will bloom in shady locations. Great for bees and butterflies.


 

Sweetfern

Zone 2 • Mature 2-4' tall x 4-8’ wide

Comptonia peregrina - A tough, upright variety with deep green, lustrous, sweet-scented, fern-like foliage that colonizes. Tolerant of the sandiest, most infertile soils.


 

Sweetshrub - Athens

Zone 4 • Mature 6-8' tall x 5-6' wide

Calycanthus floridus - A dense, multi-stemmed variety with dark green leaves that yellow in autumn and yellow buds that open in mid-May to large, fragrant, Magnolia-like white flowers with yellow and purple infusions in the center.


 

White Forsythia

Zone 4 • Mature 5-6' tall x 5-6' wide

Abeliophyllum distichum - A fountain-shaped variety with white flowers in early to mid-April. Very early flowers that are easy to grow. Full sun.


 

Willow - Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic

Zone 3 • Mature 4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Salix purpurea - A low, compact, spreading variety with steel-blue foliage and purplish twigs in winter.


 

Willow - Flamingo

Zone 4 • Mature 6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Salix integra - Deep pink foliage in Spring that retains a strong pink color throughout the growing season.


 

Willow - Hakuro Nishiki

Zone 5 • Mature 5' tall x 3-4’ wide

Salix integra - Young leaves are pink and white and dappled with green and mature to gray-green and cream-streaked. Pendant catkins are held on polished red stems.


 

Witchhazel - Arnold Promise

Zone 5 • Mature 6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Hamamelis x int. - A dense, strong variety with abundant buds followed by yellow flowers in early to mid-March.


 

Witchhazel - Diane

Zone 5 • Mature 8-15’ tall x 8-15’ wide

Hamamelis x. int. - A high, wide copper-red variety with lightly fragrant flowers in late winter to early summer followed by large green leaves that turn rich yellow, copper, and red in the autumn.


 

Witchhazel - Vernal

Zone 4 • Mature 8-10' tall x 10-12’ wide

Hamamelis vernalis - A large, open variety with intense yellow autumn foliage and very early, yellow, fragrant flowers in February and March.


 

Witchhazel - Virginia

Zone 4 • Mature 15-20' tall x 15-20’ wide

Hamamelis virginiana - An agressive variety with gray bark and large, bluish-green foliage that emerges with a bronze tinge and darkens through the summer and turns bright yellow in autumn. Spidery, yellow, strap-like, spice-scented flower appear after foliage has dropped in October. Full sun or partial shade.

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