Deciduous Shrubs

Alder (Alnus)

A fairly widespread family of trees and shrubs.  Generally plants of river beds and lakeshores, some are quite adaptable to dry conditions and a wide variety of soil types.  They are able to fix atmospheric nitrogen making them valuable for reclamation projects.  Generally low maintenance.

Speckled Alder 

Height/Spread: 13'x 13'  Zone: 3

A large, usually multi stemmed, native shrub commonly found along lake shores and stream beds.  Bark is gray with light speckles. This is a moisture loving shrub useful in difficult areas and for preventing erosion

Barberry (Berberis)

Barberries are a family of very colourful small to medium shrubs.  They prefer full sun and many will tolerate dry conditions.  Once common, they largely disappeared from the landscape after being banned in many places as an intermediate host to wheat rust.  All our cultivars are rust resistant.  All varieties have small thorns.  Plant in full sun to part shade in well drained soil.  Fairly drought tolerant once established.

Concorde Barberry  

Height/Spread:2'x 3'  Zone: 3

Dwarf plant with velvet purple foliage.  Excellent shrub border.

Rose Glow Barberry  

Height/Spread: 3'x 2-3'  Zone: 3-4

Intermediate size with variegated red foliage.  Very attractive mixed with similar size globe cedars or Ivory Halo Dogwood.

Royal Burgundy Barberry   *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 2'x 2'  Zone: 3-4

Low mounding form.  Foliage hold its colour well  going from a light purple in summer to a dark purple in fall

Cherries and Plums (Prunus)

All members of this family that includes plums as well as cherries are known for their beautiful spring flowers.  All require full sun and well drained soil.

Purple Sandcherry

Cistena Cherry (Purple Sandcherry)  

Height/Spread: 5'x 5'  Zone: 3

These medium size shrubs are known for their intense red-purple foliage and fragrant pink flowers.  They can be used in combination to highlight many other shrubs.  They may tip kill in the winter but will rebound quickly in the spring.

Double Flowering Plum   *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 8'x 8' Zone: 2

This large shrub is knockout in early spring with pink double flowers measuring over 1" in diameter that cover the branches before the leaves appear.  DFPs are best planted in a sheltered location since extreme cold can kill the flower buds.

Russian Almond

Height/Spread: 2-3'x 2-3'  Zone: 2

A small narrow leaved shrub covered in rose red flowers in the spring. Gets its name from a fuzzy almond like fruit.

Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa

A small family of shrubs native to eastern North America.  The berries are too astringent to eat uncooked but they contain very high levels of anti oxidants and can be made into jelly.

Autumn Magic Chokeberry  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3-4'x 3-4'  Zone: 3

A small upright shrub with fragrant white flowers followed by black berries that can be used to make jelly.  Foliage is glossy dark green turning to red in the fall.

Viking Chokeberry  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3-5'x 3-4'  Zone: 3

Vase shaped shrub, branching from the base with touches of red in every season.  Fast growing.  Does well in a variety of soils and isn't fussy about moisture.  Heavier yielding than other varieties.

Currant (Ribes)

While we normally think of currants for their fruit, some are primarily decorative.  They tolerate full sun to part shade and prefer moist well-drained soil.  They are durable, low maintenance shrubs.

Schmidt Alpine Currant

Height/Spread: 4'x 3' Zone: 2

Well suited to use as a natural or formal hedge.  Easily maintained.  One of the most cold hardy shrubs we sell.

Dogwood (Cornus)

Dogwoods are hardy native shrubs valued for both their interesting foliage and the winter colour of their stems.  They grow best on evenly moist but well drained soil in full sun to part shade but are fairly drought tolerant once established.  The younger stems are most colourful so regular removal of some stems helps to keep the colours bright.  Dogwoods are very useful as an accent when planted with trees like Birch and Amur maple.

Golden Variegated Dogwood

Height/Spread: 5'x 5' Zone: 3

A rounded shrub featuring green leaves with yellow margins often with a pink tinge.  The stems are red.  Flowers and berries are white.

Ivory Halo Dogwood

Height/Spread: 5'x 5' Zone: 3

An attractive shrub featuring light green leaves with white margins.  The stems are red.

Morden Amber Dogwood 

Height/Spread: 7 'x 5'  Zone: 2

This a colourful medium-tall shrub with golden foliage contrasting with dark red bark.  White flowers.  This is a good contrast plant for evergreens.

Pagoda Dogwood 

Height/Spread: 16'x 10'  Zone: 3

A stunning large shrub/small tree with a layered look.  Medium green foliage turns brilliant red in the fall.  Creamy white flowers produce blue-black berries.

Red Osier Dogwood

Height/Spread: 10'x 10' Zone: 2

A large shrub with bright red bark or, occasionally, gold stems.  The green leaves turn a reddish purple in the fall.  Clusters of white flowers give way to white berries.  A very versatile shrub that tolerates shade.

Elder (Sambucus)

Elders are a large family of medium to large shrubs.  They are somewhat shade and drought tolerant but prefer full sun and moist, well-drained soils.  There are many variations of the foliage and some have a very attractive cut leaf.  Elders have few insect or disease problems.

Black Beauty Elder  

Height/Spread: 6' x6' Zone: 4

Black Beauty is  stunning shrub with purple foliage that gets darker as the summer progresses.  Best colour comes in full sun.   The scented pink flowers are a nice contrast to the dark foliage.  This shrub is Zone 4 and should be planted in a sheltered location.

Goldenlocks Elder   *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 3

A small rounded shrub with fine cutleaf golden foliage.  Similar to the Golden Glow Elder but smaller in size with more delicate foliage. White flower clusters give way to small red berries in fall.

Morden Golden Glow Elder  

Height/Spread: 4-5'x 4-5'  Zone: 2

Vigorous shrub with creamy white flowers and lacy, golden foliage.

Red Berried Elder

Height/Spread: 10' x 5' Zone: 2

A tall native shrub. Birds are attracted to the red berries that follow clusters of cream flowers.  The pithy stems usually require some spring pruning to keep this elder looking its best.

False Spirea (Sorbaria)

Sorbaria is a suckering shrub that is suitable for mass planting.  The foliage resembles that of the Mountain Ash.  Creamy white flowers appear in profusion.  They prefer soil that is rich and moist but well-drained.  Extremely hardy.

Aurora False Spirea

Height/Spread: 6'x 4' Zone: 3

Aurora is an improved variety that is more attractive because the flowers drop off without producing seed heads.  It can be grown in full sun to shade.  It might become a little leggy if planted in shade but that is easily remedied by pruning since flowers are produced on new wood.

Sem False Spirea   

Height/Spread: 3'x 4'  Zone: 3

Sem is a smaller shrub than Aurora and even more colourful.  Pink/red spring foliage turns to chartreuse in summer.  The white flower plumes appear in mid summer.  Mix with small lilacs or spireas for a colourful shrub bed.

Forsythia

If left to their own devices, Forsythia plants take on a rather wild-looking shape. Most people prefer this wild look, pruning forsythia bushes only sparingly. Through regular pruning, you can shape Forsythias to conform to a more regular shape, if you so choose.  Forsythias grow best in full sun and a well-drained soil.

Forsytia

Northern Gold Forsythia  

Height/Spread: 7'x 5'  Zone: 3

Masses of golden yellow flowers precede the dark green leaves.  This is the hardiest of the Forsythias and makes an excellent tall hedge.

Genista

Genista are a family of small shrubs related to the pea family and carrying yellow pea like flowers.  They have very tiny leaves.  Genista is a plant for full sun and well drained soil.  It thrives in infertile soil making it a good choice for rock gardens.  These plants transplant poorly - plant them from containers and avoid moving them once planted.

Dwarf Broom  

Height/Spread: 1-2'x 3'  Zone:

A dwarf shrub with drooping branches covered with yellow flowers in June.  Full sun.

Honeysuckle & Diervilla

This is a large, widespread family of vines and shrubs spread throughout the northern hemisphere.  While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, honeysuckles are very drought tolerant once established.  Honeysuckles lost popularity with the arrival of an imported aphid but there are many aphid resistant cultivars available so there is no reason for not enjoying these hardy shrubs.

Cool Splash Diervilla (Bush Honeysuckle) 

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 3

A small rounded shrub with variegated foliage.  Produces yellow  flowers in July.  Tolerant of a wide range of soils.  A nice contrast with some of the Spireas.

Honeyrose Honeysuckle

Height/Spread: 8'x 8' Zone: 3

Honeyrose is a large shrub that is somewhat shade tolerant but prefers full sun.  The dark blue-green foliage is a good back drop for the deep red tubular flowers that give way to red berries.  This is an aphid resistant cultivar.  Hummingbirds are attracted to Honeysuckles.

Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Hydrangeas are spectacular shrubs with large balls or spikes of persistent flowers that appear in late summer.  They are also particular about where they grow.  Hydrangeas should be planted in a sheltered location where they will have moist, well-drained soil.  Light shade is preferable.  All hydrangeas we carry bloom on new wood so occasional winter die back is not a problem.

Annabelle Hydrangea  

Height/Spread: 3-4'x 3-4'  Zone: 3

Like all hydrangeas it does best in a somewhat sheltered location.  Long lasting, large, white flowers are produced in July.

Endless Summer Hydrangea  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 4

This is a spectacular shrub producing quantities of large flower heads that will be either pink or blue (occasionally both) depending on the pH of the soil.  Endless Summer is Zone 4 so should be planted in a sheltered location and fall  mulching is advised especially if heavy snow cover is not always present. Requires abundant moisture.

Little Lamb

Little Lamb Hydrangea  

Height/Spread: 5'x 4'  Zone: 3

Little Lamb is unique cultivar with the smallest and most delicate flower petals of any Hydrangea.   The pure white upright blooms blend wonderfully with all other colors.  Very adaptable to different soil types.  Plant in sun or partial shade.  Somewhat drought tolerant.

Pinky WInky

Pinky Winky Hydrangea  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 6'x 5'  Zone: 3

The name is silly but this new introduction is spectacular.  The upright flower panicles are up to 1 foot in length with the flowers rapidly turning pink at the base while the plant continues to produce white flowers on top.  The dark green leaves are a good background for the flowers.  Adaptable to many soils.  Somewhat drought tolerant.

Quick Fire Hydrangea  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 6'x 4'  Zone: 3

Quick Fire blooms about a month before other hardy hydrangea varieties.  Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types.  The flowers turn pink very quickly, and will be an extremely dark rosy-pink in the fall.  Plant in sun or partial shade.  Somewhat drought tolerant.

Unique Hydrangea

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 3

Unique is a stunning addition to the landscape with cream coloured flower heads that measure up to 12" across.  The long lasting flowers turn pale pink in late summer.  Some staking may be required to support the massive flowers.  While hardier than Endless Summer, Unique should still be planted in a sheltered location.

Lilac (Syringa)

If there is one shrub that needs no introduction, it is the lilac.  Unfortunately, most people aren't aware of the incredible variety available in this old favourite. Plant breeders have been working with lilacs for over 150 years and dozens if not hundreds of varieties are available.  All lilacs have similarly shaped flowers although they may be either single of double and come in many colours.  They all share similar requirements - full sun to light shade and well drained soil.  Lilacs do not tolerate flooding.  To maximize flower production, avoid over fertilizing with nitrogen.  Prune all lilacs after flowering.

Beauty of Moscow Lilac   

Height/Spread: 8'x 5-6'  Zone: 3

This is a French lilac with double pale pink flowers that mature to white.  This a nice  contrast to other lilacs or mix with later flowering shrubs like hydrangeas and False Spirea.

Charles Joly Lilac  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 8'x 6' Zone: 3

French lilacs generally have the largest most highly scented flowers.  Charles Joly produces 10" long clusters of deep purple to purple-red highly scented double flowers. The flowers appear in mid spring.

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Height/Spread: 5'x 5' Zone: 3

One of the smaller lilacs, Dwarf Koreans make a nice medium sized , low maintenance hedge.  The pale blue flowers appear in mid spring.  These are very heat tolerant shrubs making them adaptable to urban areas.  They are slower growing than most lilacs but we have some that started blooming when only about 12" tall.

Little Boy Blue Lilac   *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3-4'x 3-4'  Zone: 3

A small shrub with single blue flowers.  Mix with smaller hydrangeas or spireas for a longer flowering season.

Wedgewood Blue Lilac  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 3

A smaller American Lilac variety that blooms in early spring.  It features fragrant, single, blue flowers.

Villosa Lilac

Height/Spread: 10'x6' Zone: 2

Also know as Late Lilac since they are the last of the shrub lilacs to flower.  The Villosa is a fast growing medium to large shrub with pink flowers appearing in late spring.  Villosa lilacs make an excellent tall hedge or outer row of a windbreak.

Japanese Tree Lilac - see listing under 'Deciduous Trees'

Maple (Acer)

Best known as large deciduous trees, there are shrub form maples that are a great addition to any landscape.

Atomic (aka Fireball) Maple  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 2

This is a small shrub form of the Amur Maple.  It has the same requirements as its larger sibling and has the same wonderful bronze - dark green - red leaf colouring.  Use it in combination with the Amur for a layered appearance.  These colourful small shrubs also provide a wonderful contrast planted with birches or evergreens or mixed with other similar size shrubs like Dogwoods and Ninebarks.

Bailey's Compact Amur Maple

Height/Spread: 10'x 10'  Zone: 3

Similar to the Atomic and Emerald Elf Cultivars in form and colour but much larger.  Provides great fall contrast to evergreens.

Emerald Elf Amur Maple

Height/Spread: 4'x 4'  Zone: 3

Similar to the Atomic Maple with stunning reddish purple fall colour. Small white flowers in spring.

Mockorange (Philadelphus)

Mockorange is a spectacular late spring or early summer flowering shrub.  During its 2 to 3 week bloom period it is covered with white (in most varieties) flowers resembling orange blossoms in both appearance and scent.  It is native to western North America.  Mockorange prefers most, well-drained soil but can withstand short periods of drought.

Blizzard Mockorange  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 5'x3' Zone: 2/3

Blizzard is the hardiest of the Mockorange cultivars and one of the most prolific bloomers.  Blizzard is the most drought tolerant cultivar and should be grown in full sun to light shade.  The leaves turn yellow to orange in the fall

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark has become one of the stars among shrubs.  They are medium size shrubs usually selected for their decorative foliage.  They are relatively insect and disease free.  Moist, well-drained sites are preferred but Ninebarks are quite drought tolerant once established.  They can be grown in full sun to part shade but the colours will be most intense if grown in full sun.  Leaves are three lobed like a maple.

Amber Jubilee Ninebark  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 5-6'x 5-6' Zone: 3

Yet another Dart's Gold/Diabolo cross with orange new foliage that darkens to green during the summer and turns purple in fall.

Centre Glow Ninebark

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 3

This is a new cultivar created by crossing Dart's Gold with Diabolo.  New foliage is golden in colour changing to burgundy.  The flowers are white followed by red seed pods.

Coppertina Ninebark  

Height/Spread: 6'x 6'  Zone: 3

Similar to Centre Glow, it is another cross between Dart's Gold and Diabolo  New growth is copper coloured turning deep red in the summer.  The flowers are white followed by red seed pods.

Dart's Gold Ninebark

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 2

A lime green coloured cultivar with leaves that turn yellow green in the fall.  The flowers are white followed by red seed pods.  This is one of the hardiest of the Ninebarks and an excellent contrast against dark green backgrounds.

Diabolo Ninebark

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 3

This is the largest of the Ninebarks and is often used as a similarly coloured replacement for the slightly less hardy and more disease prone Purple Sandcherry.  Diabolo has pinkish white flowers and salmon coloured seed pods.

Summer Wine Ninebark  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 4-5'x 3-4' Zone: 3

One of the smallest ninebarks.  Summer Wine has a dense form with finer foliage than most others.  Dark red-crimson colour with pinkish white flowers.

Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)

Potentillas are tough, hardy, small to medium sized shrubs.  They have small gray-green leaves. Potentillas tolerate a wide range of soils so long as they are well drained. They flower more or less continuously through the summer.  Yellow and white flowered varieties do well in full sun.  Those with pink or orange flowers do best in partial shade where they escape the hottest part of the day.

Abbotswood Potentilla

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 2

This is a white flowered variety with a dense form.  Leaves are blue green in colour.

Coronation Triumph Potentilla

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 2

This yellow flowered variety is best described as tough.  Often found in landscaping around commercial buildings, it is the hardiest of the potentillas and has the longest blooming period.

Mango Tango Potentilla  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 2'x 2' Zone: 2

This cultivar has bi-colour flowers dark yellow with a red-orange centre.  It is one of the more compact varieties so it doesn't overwhelm a small area.  Mango Tango is best planted in partial shade so the blossoms don't fade.  If planted in full sun, best colour will be in the cooler weather in early fall.

McKay's White Potentilla  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 2.5'x 3' Zone: 2

This the smaller of our two white varieties and another good choice for a smaller areas.  It has creamy white flowers and looks a little tidier than most potentillas because it doesn't produce seed heads.

Pink Beauty Potentilla

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 2

This is one of the more distinctive varieties with semi double or double pink flowers with a darker centre.  Pink Beauty is another potentilla that should be planted in partial shade for best colour.

Red Robin Potentilla  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 2

This unusually colourful Potentilla has gray green leaves with red flowers that hold their colour well through the summer unlike some of the other members of this family.

Rose

A rose by any other name would still be a member of a very large and continuously growing family.

Cuthbert Grant Rose  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 4'x 3'  Zone: 3

Blooms from June to September with heavily scented 4" double dark crimson flowers with a velvet appearance.  Dark green foliage.  Introduce in 1967 and became Manitoba's centennial rose.

Felix Leclerc Rose

Height/Spread: 6-10'x 4-5'  Zone: 3

Flowers abundantly with mildly scented, semi double, pink flowers all summer.  Can be trained as a climbing rose once established.  One of the "Artist Series" of shrub roses.

Marie Bugnet Rose

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 3

Clean white, heavily scented double flowers.  The reintroduction of an old favourite.

Morden Ruby Rose  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 2

A hardy rose from the Parkland series.  Flowers all summer with a long lasting unusual light red colour.  Light fragrance. Good resistance to mildew and diseases.

Skinner's Red Rose

Height/Spread: 3-5'x 3-5'  Zone: 3

Leathery light green foliage.  Always in bloom with clusters of lightly scented, dark red, carnation like flowers.

Snow Pavement Rose

Height/Spread:2'x 5'   Zone: 2

The pavement roses are tough, low growing, spreading roses with dark green foliage.  The flower buds are red opening to large, highly fragrant, white, semi double flowers with a hint of pink.  Large red rose hips for winter colour.

Russian Olive (Eleagnus angustifolia)

Russian Olive is a European relative of our native Wolf Willow and shares many of the same characteristics.

Silverscape Olive  

Height/Spread:6 'x 5'  Zone: 2

This shrub is a hybrid of Russian Olive and Wolf Willow (Silverberry)with a weeping form.  It is sterile and less prone to suckering.  Like both parents, it is suitable for reclamation and erosion control.

Spirea (Spirea)

Spireas are a family of small shrubs that lend themselves to a wide variety of uses.  Whether you need backgrounds, borders, accents or a mass planting, these attractive, easy to grow shrubs fill the bill.  Not only do they produce colourful flowers but many have attractive foliage as well.  They like moist, well-drained soil and will grow in full sun to part shade although they produce their most attractive foliage when grown in the sun.  Supplemental feeding of iron may be necessary in alkaline (high pH) soils.

Bridle Wreath Spirea  *New for 2011*

Height/Spread: 6'x 5'  Zone: 2

Similar in shape to the Fairy Queen but much larger.  The branches droop in a fountain shape with blue green foliage that turns slightly purple in the fall.  Blooms time is late spring.

Fairy Queen  Spirea  

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 3

This spirea is covered with white flat top flowers in June.  Prefers full sun.  A nice companion plant for the purple flowered varieties like Gumball

Gold Flame Spirea

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 3

Gold Flame is a constantly changing shrub.  New leaves are reddish orange turning to yellow then green before becoming red in the fall.  The small pink flowers all summer long are almost a bonus.

Gumball Spirea

Height/Spread: 2'x 3' Zone: 3

This is a very compact plant with reddish green foliage in the spring turning to green in summer and, finally, to purple in the fall.  Gumball produces clusters of pink flowers all summer.

Neon Flash Spirea

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 4

This variety lives up to its name with dark pink flowers all summer against a background of dark green leaves that often have a hint of red.  A new cultivar, this one requires some extra shelter in the winter due to its zone 4 rating.

Shirobana Spirea *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 2.5'x 2.5' Zone: 3

Arguably the most spectacular of the spireas, Shirobana has leaves that vary from light to dark green on the same plant.  It is also one of the few plants that produce different coloured flowers on the same plant.  Flowers may be white, light pink, dark pink in any combination at the same time.

Sumac (Rhus)

The best know sumacs are the Staghorn and Smooth varieties.  The former is a small tree and the latter a large shrub that comes from a different branch of the family.  They have a reputation for being durable, undemanding and well adapted to poor soil.

Tiger Eyes Sumac  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 4

This is a very attractive medium size shrub.  The leaves start chartreuse in spring becoming yellow in summer and orange-red in the fall.  There are also yellow green flowers that produce a reddish coloured fruit in fall. Plant in well-drained soil.  It tolerates poor soils quite well and is drought tolerant once established. It can be planted in full sun to part shade. Unlike other sumacs, this one does not sucker heavily.  This shrub is rated zone 4 and needs additional winter protection.

Gro Low Fragrant Sumac 

Height/Spread: 2'x 6'  Zone: 3

This an unusual, low growing, spreading groundcover with very fragrant foliage that turns from green to red in fall.  The flowers are yellow and the fruit is  red and furry.  This shrub grows in shade or sun and, while it prefers most soil, can tolerate dry conditions.

Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima)

An unusual open, fast growing,  small to medium size shrub that will grow in most soils.  It is tolerant of salt and poor soils but should not be planted in wet areas.

Pink Cascade Tamarisk   *Discontinued*

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 3

Very vigorous. Very loose, open form with thin, medium green, Juniper-like foliage. Produces large, up to 3' long,, pink flowers in summer. Thrives on poor soil. Pruning the entire plant to just inches above the soil line early every spring will keep the it compact. Best grown in normal garden soil in full sun.

Viburnum (Viburnum)

Viburnums are a family of native plants that are variable in appearance and site preference.  Some have lobed leaves while others do not.  Some are quite drought tolerant while others prefer even moisture.  Most have white flowers but the berries, some of which are edible, range from red to dark blue.  While preferring full sun, most are shrubs of the forest understory and can tolerate partial shade.

Bailey Compact Cranberry

Height/Spread: 4'x 4' Zone: 2

Compact upright shrub with attractive green foliage in summer and red in fall. Flowers and fruit are showy but sparse. Red berries are edible and attract wildlife. Very cold hardy variety.  This is a compact selection of the native Highbush Cranberry.

Blue Muffin Viburnum

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 3

Upright dense rounded shrub with masses of white flower clusters in June, followed by blue fruit. Wonderful choice mixed into backgrounds, used in hedging or mass planting.  This is a compact selection of the native Arrowwood.  The berries are edible but birds love them and will beat you to them.

Mohican Viburnum  *Not Available for 2011*

Height/Spread: 6'x 6' Zone: 3

Compact globe shaped shrub with leathery gray-green foliage in summer turning purplish-red in fall. Large creamy-white flower clusters in spring. Reddish-black berries.

Nanny Berry

Nannyberry  

Height/Spread: 13'x 10' Zone: 2

One of the larger native Viburnums and a showy addition to a larger space.  The flower clusters resemble those of the Highbush Cranberry but the fruit is blue black and a favourite of birds.  Brilliant red fall colour

Weigela (Weigela)

These are small shrubs with brightly coloured trumpet shaped flowers.  Care should be taken in selecting cultivars since some are only hardy to zone 4.  Hummingbirds are attracted to Weigelas.

My Monet Weigela  

Height/Spread: 1'x 1'  Zone: 4

Similar in habit to Tango but much smaller with variegated foliage.  The small size makes it a suitable container plant.  Flowers are pink and trumpet shaped.

Tango Weigela

Height/Spread: 3'x 3' Zone: 3

This attractive small shrub flowers heavily in the spring and may continue to bloom throughout the summer.  The foliage is purple green changing to purple in the fall.

Willow (Salix)

Most of our willows are large trees but a few are small shrubs with attractive foliage.

Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow  

Height/Spread: 3'x 3'  Zone: 3

The Dwarf Blue is a hedge or feature plant with fine blue green foliage.  It also has purple twigs for winter colour.

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