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. Tolerates 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.

Buddleia Pugster Blue

Butterfly Bush Pugster Blue

The Pugsters combine dwarf habit with a full size, fragrant flower. Dark violet-blue flowers and a short sturdy habit. 2 ft. Proven Winner’s Flowering Shrub of the Year!

Buddleia Pugster White

Butterfly Bush Pugster White

Robust white flowers cover this tough, low maintenance shrub. The Pugsters combine dwarf habit with a full size, fragrant flower. 2 ft.

Buddleia Lo & Behold Blue Chip Jr

Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold Blue Chip Jr.

Large bluish upright flowers with distinct silvery foliage. Great for mass plantings, containers, or mixed in the perennial border. Just 1-2.5 ft. tall.

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. 

Buddleia Miss Pearl

Butterfly Bush Miss Pearl

Compact, well-branched habit with pure white flowers. 4-5 ft.

Buddleia Miss Violet

Butterfly Bush Miss Violet

Irresistible bright purple-violet flowers on a compact well- branched plant. 4-5 ft.

Buddleia Grand Cascade

Butterfly Bush Grand Cascade

Cascading lavender-purple flowers are huge at 12-14 inches long and 4 inches thick. 5- 6 ft. tall and wide. This is a large butterfly bush. 

Crapemyrtle Cool Beans

Crapemyrtle Barista Cool Beans

Barista crapemyrtle were bred for northern climates so they are hardy here. But they come up late in the season, usually early summer. Cool Beans has salmon pink flowers in late summer and a round, compact habit. 2-3 ft.

Crapemyrtle Dark Roast

Crapemyrtle Barista Dark Roast

Bred for northern markets, the Barista crapemyrtle are hardy here. But they come up late in the season, usually early summer. Dark Roast has bright fuchsia-pink flowers and a round, compact habit. 2-3 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.

Lilac Scentura Double Blue

A fully double, blue lilac with powerful sweet fragrance. Compact, round growth and mildew tolerance. Full size at 6-8 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 feature is hot pink-red flowers that that open in June and rebloom off and on until frost. 2-3 foot.

Spirea Painted Lady

Spirea Painted Lady

Brightly variegated yellow and green foliage with hot pink, late spring flowers. The variegation is stable and consistent. 2-3 ft.

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 off and on throughout the summer. 4-5 ft. tall. 



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