Cool New Shrubs

Plant breeders are geeks. But they know many of us want smaller sized versions of our favorite shrubs that bloom all season. Classic shrubs like lilac, hydrangea, butterfly bush, and weigela have been bred to rebloom and stay compact. 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

Hydrangeas, so popular and numerous are featured here Hooray for Hydrangeas.

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.

aronia low scape mound

Aronia or Chokeberry  Low Scape Mound

This new dwarf aronia might just be the perfect landscape plant. Tolerate both wet or dry soil, sun or part shade. Loads of white spring flowers atop dark glossy foliage. Purplish-black summer fruit followed by intense reddish-orange autumn foliage. Native. 1-2 ft.

Thuja Anna's Magic Ball

Arborvitae Anna’s Magic Ball

Cute little ball-shaped evergreen with bright gold foliage. Holds its color well in the winter. A native cultivar so tough and can tolerate a wide range of conditions. 10-15 inches.

arborvitae north pole

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

Buddleia Pugster Amethyst

Butterfly Bush Pugster Amethyst

Dwarf stocky habit with very large, highly fragrant blooms. Forms a tight mound of rich amethyst (purple) flowers from midsummer until frost. 2 ft.

Purple Haze Butterfly Bush

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!

buddleia ruby chip

Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold Ruby Chip

Combines the dwarf habit of the Lo & Behold series with the flower color of Miss Ruby that sports red-pink blooms. Replaces Pink Micro Chip with bigger, more richly colored flowers. 2.5 ft. New for 2020!

Buddleia Miss Molly

Butterfly Bush Miss Molly

A mid-sized  butterfly bush with sangria-red flowers from mid summer thru fall. Staff favorite and a best seller.  4-5 ft. 

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Crapemyrtle Infiniti Purple

A compact plant with abundant purple flowers. Staffer Cathy Rheinhardt promises it blooms longer than most crapemyrtle. Dies completely down over winter but returns with warm weather. 3-5 ft.

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Crapemyrtle Rikki Tikki Rouge 

A dense dwarf plant with rich red-pink flowers and yellow centers. Glossy foliage is a combination of green, red and chocolate. 3-5 ft.

Euonymus Gold Splash

Euyonomous Gold Splash

Easy to grow small shrub with flashy green and gold foliage. Versatile little filler plant to tuck in small spaces. 1-2 ft.

Hibiscus Blue Chiffon

Large single blue powder-puff flowers with frilly centers. Strong growing and long blooming through the summer months. Needs a big showy spot in the yard. 8-12 ft.

Holly Castle Spire

Holly Castle Spire

A compact pyramidal blue holly with large, glossy dark green leaves and bright red berries. Great foundation, specimen or hedge plant. Nice alternative to upright yew. 8-10 ft.

lilac bloomerang dark purple

Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple

A true re-blooming lilac with large, highly fragrant flowers. Mildew resistant. An old fashion favorite made even better! 4-6 feet tall.

Bloomerang dwarf pink

Lilac Bloomerang Dwarf Pink

Dark pink flowers on a dwarf plant. Fragrant, vigorous and disease resistant. 2-3 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 rebloom until frost. 2-3 foot.

Weigela 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 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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