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Dwarf Reblooming 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:

  • Improved Plant Vigor
  • Improved Disease Resistance
  • Flower Power
  • Fall Color
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Fall and Winter Interest 
aronia-low-scape-mound Aronia or Chokeberry  ‘Low Scape Mound’
This new dwarf aronia might just be the perfect landscape plant. Tolerates wet or dry soil with loads white spring flowers atop dark glossy foliage. Purplish-black summer fruit followed by intense reddish-orange autumn foliage. 1-2 ft.
Buddleia Purple Haze 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 in a patio pot. Just  2-3 ft. tall. A real butterfly magnet!
 Buddleia Pink Micro Chip Butterfly Bush ‘Lo & Behold Pink Micro Chip’
A new color in the ‘Lo & Behold’ dwarf series. Small pink flowers resemble pink perennial salvia. Only 18-24 inches tall so excellent in a pot.
 Buddleia Blue Chip Butterfly Bush ‘Lo & Behold Blue Chip Jr.’
This miniature butterfly bush has bluish purple flowers from early summer until frost. It is heat tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds as well as butterflies. Grows 20-28 inches tall.
 Buddleia Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush ‘Lo & Behold Lilac Chip’
Soft lavender-pink flowers on a plant much more compact than ‘Blue Chip.’ Just 18-24 inches.
Caryopteris Petit Blue Caryopteris or Bluebeard ‘Petit Blue’
Great late summer color and a butterfly magnet. ‘Petit Blue’ has loads of purple/blue flowers, a tight compact growth and is just 24-30 inches.
Clethra Chrystalina Clethra or Summersweet ‘Crystalina’
This dwarf super fragrant clethra has pure white flowers in late summer. It has glossy foliage that holds a tight dense shape. Yellow fall foliage. 2-3 ft.
 Crapemyrtle Tightwad Red Crapemyrtle ‘Tightwad Red’
The first dwarf crape myrtle with true red flowers. Sterile, so no seedlings. Plant grows as a compact mound with little or no pruning needed. Blooms mid to late summer. 3-4 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 lets_dance_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’
Reblooming hydrangea with vivid flower color and attractive foliage. ‘Blue Jangles’ has a study habit and blooms heavily. 2-3 feet.
 hydrangea lets_dance_diva- Hydrangea ‘Let’s Dance ‘Diva’
Supersized lacecap blooms that are baby blue or pink, depending on the soil. Reblooms. 3-4 feet.
 hypericum blues festival Hypericum ‘Blues Festival’
Attractive blue-green leaves with bright yellow flowers July through August. A native plant so it’s tough and easy to grow. Compact and tightly branched. Just 2-3 ft.
 Lilac Bloomerang Lilac ‘Bloomerang’
A true re-blooming lilac with highly fragrant flowers. Heavy spring blooms and repeat blooms off and on all summer up until frost. A perfect shrub for any garden, grows 4- 5 feet tall.
lilac_scent_and_sensibility Lilac ‘Scent and Sensibility’
This dwarf lilac is wider than it is tall. Dark pink buds open to lilac-pink flowers. It is highly fragrant. Attracts butterflies. Just 2-3 feet tall.
Potentilla Happy Face Potentilla ‘Happy Face’
Cheerful, bright yellow flowers that bloom from spring through late summer on a compact 2-3 foot plant. Great for warm sunny garden spots and swell in a patio pot.
Spirea 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.
 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 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. Wider than tall. Perfect for filling in sunny spaces in the garden.

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