Good New Shrubs

Plant breeders are geeks. But they know that many of us want smaller sized versions of our favorite shrubs and plants that bloom all season. Classic shrubs like lilac, hydrangea, butterfly bush, and weigela have been bred to rebloom and stay smaller. Proven Winners Color Choice® shrubs represent some of the best new varieties on the market today. These plants display some or all of the following characteristics:

  •  Disease Resistance
  •  Plant Vigor
  • Flower Power
  • Fall Color
  • Multiple Seasons of Interest

We also have a wide selection of cool new native shrubs. Native plants that have been refined to fit into today’s smaller gardens and home settings. Go here for more info on native plants. And for plants that have been introduced just in the past few years, check out the Coolest New Shrubs.

 aronia in fall Aronia or Chokeberry  ‘Low Scape Mound’
This new dwarf aronia might just be the perfect landscape plant. Tolerates wet or dry soil with loads of white spring flowers atop dark glossy foliage. Purplish-black summer fruit followed by intense reddish-orange autumn foliage. Native. 1-2 ft.
 Aronia Low Scape Hedger Aronia or Chokecherry ‘Low Scape Hedger’
The perfect carefree, upright narrow shrub for hedges, sreening or mass planting. Dark green, glossy foliage turns bright red in fall. 3-5 ft tall and 2-3 ft wide. New for 2017.
 Lo&Behold Purple Haze Buddleia Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold ‘Purple Haze’
This dwarf butterfly bush has dark purple-blue nonstop flowers that don’t require dead heading or pruning. Use as a ground cover, low hedge or even in a pot. 2-3 ft. tall. A real butterfly magnet!
  Lo & behold Pink Micro Chip Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold ‘Pink Micro Chip’
A small plant with an abundance of tiny pink blooms. Flowers summer until frost. 8-1.5-2 ft. tall. Perfect in a small flower pot.
Buddleia Blue Chip Jr Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip Jr.’
Large blue  flowers atop silvery foliage on an upright compact plant. 1.5- 2.5 ft tall. Great for mass plantings, in a flower bed or in a container on the porch.
 Pugster Blue Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bush ‘Pugster Blue’
Combines a short stocky plant with full sized dark-violet blooms. 2 foot mound blooms midsummer until frost. A butterfly/hummingbird magnet!
 Buddleia Miss Molly Butterfly Bush ‘Miss Molly’
A compact, well-behaved butterfly bush at 4-5 ft. Sangria-red flowers from mid summer thru fall. Butter/hummer magnet.
 Callicarpa Pearl Glam Callicarpa or Beautyberry ‘Pearl Glam’
Dark purple foliage is attractive all season. Abundant white summer summer flowers are followed by amazing purple-violet berries. Native. 4-5 feet.
 Hydrangea BoBo Hydrangea ‘Bobo’
Bobo is a dwarf summer blooming plant with large white flowers held on strong sturdy stems. At only 30-36 inches, Bobo is an asset to any small garden or large patio pot.
 Hydrangea Little Lime Hydrangea ‘Little Lime’
Continuous blooming, lime green flowers on strong upright stems. Fall flower color is a combination of green, pink, and burgundy. ‘Little Lime’ stands 3-5 feet, whereas ‘Limelight’ reaches 6-8 ft.
 Hydrangea Pinky Winky Hydrangea ‘Pinky Winky’
Unique two- toned flowers in mid-summer emerge white and then turn pink. Large 12-16 inch flowers are held upright on strong stems. Use as a specimen or to create a spectacular flowering hedge. 6-8 ft.
 Hydrangea Th Big Easy Hydrangea Let’s Dance ‘The Big Easy’
Reblooming hydrangea that blooms on both last year’s and the new year’s stems. The huge blooms go through a progression of color from pink to green. Just 2-3 ft.
 Hydrangea Blue Jangles

Hydrangea Let’s Dance ‘Blue Jangles’

A strong reblooming hydrangea that is unusually compacts. Richly colored mophead flowers.Just 1-2 ft.

 lets_dance_diva- Hydrangea Let’s Dance ‘Diva’
Supersized lacecap blooms  as big as dinner plates.Flowers are baby blue or pink, depending on the soil. Reblooms. 3-4 feet.
  invincibelle_spirit_ii_hydrangea-1 Hydrangea Invincible Spirit II
Dark foliage, stiff upright stems, large flowers that are a rich pink that age to an attractive green. A strong rebloomer. $1 from from every plant sold goes to the Breast Cancer Research foundation.
 Gatsby Star Hydrangea Hydrangea Gatsby Star
This oakleaf hydrangea has double blooms that are pointed instead of rounded. The result is a beautiful lacy-looking flower and a very showy plant. 6-8 feet. A native cultivar.
 Gatsby Pink Hydrangea Hydrangea Gatsby Pink
This oakleaf boasts showy blooms that quickly change from pure white to an incredible rich pink. The dark green foliage turns mahogany-red in autumn. 6-8 feet. A native cultivar.
 Sambucus lemony lace Sambucus ‘Lemony Lace’
An elderberry with cut leaf, bright golden shaggy mounds of foliage and texture reminiscent of a Japanese maple. White spring flowers produce red fruit in fall. Prefers light shade. 3-5 ft.
spirea double play candy corn Spirea Double Play ‘Candy Corn’
Bright candy apple red spring foliage that matures to pineapple yellow. Dark purple blooms in late spring. 1-2 ft. 
 Spirea Double Play Doozie Spirea Double Play Doozie
Spring foliage is the opening act with vibrant red and lime leaves that darken to green as season progresses. The next act is hot pink-red flowers that that open in June and continue off and on until frost. 2-3 foot.
 bloomerang dark purple lilac Syringa or Lilac ‘Bloomerang Dark Purple’
A true re-blooming lilac with large, highly fragrant flowers. Mildew resistant. A perfect shrub for any garden, grows 4-6 feet tall.
 Thuga Anna's Magic Ball Thuja or Arborvitae ‘Anna’s Magic Ball’
Cute little ball-shaped evergreen with bright gold foliage. Holds its color well in the winter. 10-15 inches. A native cultivar so can tolerate a wide range of conditions.
 Thuja North Pole Thuja or Arborvitae ‘North Pole’
A fast- growing narrow columnar evergreen with excellent winter hardiness and dark green winter foliage. Resistant to winter burn. 10-15 ft. tall
 Wegelia Fine wine Weigela ‘Fine Wine’
If you like ‘Wine & Roses’ you will love ‘Fine Wine’ with a compact mounded habit similar to a spirea and dark burgundy foliage. Loads of pink flowers on a 2-3 ft plant. 
 Weigela Spilled Wine Weigela ‘Spilled Wine’
Dark red wavy leaves and a spreading habit. Abundant hot pink flowers. A smaller plant, only 2 ft tall but 3 foot wide. Perfect for filling in sunny spaces in the garden.
 Weigela Sonic Bloom Red Weigela ‘Sonic Bloom Red’
A re-blooming weigela with lipstick red flowers. Blooms heavily in the spring and then reblooms off and on throughout the summer. 4-5 ft tall. 

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