Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parvifolia) Large shrub to 8-10 ft. tall and wide with white bottlebrush flowers in mid-summer; Attractive yellow fall color
Iroquois Beauty Chokeberry (Aronia 'Morton')
Wine red berries cover this plant in fall/winter; White flowers in Spring; adaptable to most conditions of shade, sun, wet or dry. Red fall color rivals that of burning bush. Grows to less than 3' in 10 years.
American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
Native, large growing shrub for borders and privacy screens. 8-10' tall with yellow-green fall foliage. The edible fruit is favored by wildlife.
Summer Wine Ninebark (Physocarpus optifolius 'seward')
Combines the purple foliage of Diablo and the compact 5' size of Nana ninebark. Needs full sun for best purple color. Outstanding landscape shrub.
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) Fragrant flowers in mid summer on beautiful green foliage plant. Yellow fall color; 3-6 ft tall ("Hummingbird" has white flowers to 3 ft. tall plant). Does not like to dry out. 'Ruby Spice' is the pinkest flowering of the cultivars.
Smokebush (Cotinus) Wonderful large shrub, 'Royal Purple' is a dark leaved cultivar that is very popular. Prune to the ground each spring to encourage abundance of leaves. 'Pink Champagne' has large pink flower clusters, all have wonderful fall color of reds, purples, oranges and yellows. Likes alkaline soils.
Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas) Bright yellow flowers on naked stems in late March or April, cherry red fruit in July. Long lived dogwood underutilized in the landscape, can be effectively used for borders or screening. Interesting bark, grows 25-30 feet high by 15 to 20 feet wide.
Contorted Filbert (Corlus "Contorta") Twisted branches and leaves on a medium sized shrub. Supper winter interest with the interesting form. American Hazelnut is a native shrub found in the under story, wonderful thick fleshy leaves, nice red to orange fall color and look for the hidden nuts before the squirrels get them.
Burning Bush (Euonomus atlata) 'Chicago Fire' 6-8 ft tall and wide, dense, branching shrub with red fall color. 'Nordine has similar habit with numerous persistent red fruit.
'Mt. Airy' Fothergilla (Fothergilla g. 'Mt. Airy) Upright shrub 3-4 ft tall and wide; white, small, brush-type flowers in early Spring; beautiful red-orange fall color, prettiest fall color of any shrub.
White Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) Interesting native shrub 12-20 feet tall and wide. Fragrant white flowers on fleecy panicles in late May to June. Late to leaf out in spring but worth the wait, almost tropical looking leaves, adaptable plant to soil PH and full sun to part shade.
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) A shrub adaptable to sun or shade, shiny green leaves and an interesting maroon flower in May or June. A native under story shrub to the eastern U.S., 6-8 feet tall and wide. Crush a stem and smell the spicy fragrance of allspice
Atlantic Leatherwood (Dirca p.) A small (3-5') native under-story shrub that also can be planted in full sun. Yellow flowers in early spring and a nice yellow fall color. The stems are very flexible thus earning its common name. Not frequently found in the trade, for the plant collector.
Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis and H. virginiana) Vernal (Spring blooming) and Common Witchhazel ( fall blooming) are two yellow flowering under-story shrubs. Common is native to this area and grows considerably larger (15 to 25') than vernal (6-10') which is native to the S.E.
Seven Son Flower (Heptacodium miconioides) A new garden species introduced from China in 1980. 10-20' tall, interesting multi-colored bark. Creamy white flowers, fragrant flowers from August to October, the real show occur in October into November when the sepals turn reddish. Full sun to part shade.
Buttonbrush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) Native wetland shrub grows 6-8 feet tall and wide, attractive lustrous green veined foliage. Interesting round white pincushion like flowers in mid-summer attract butterflies and persist through winter turning tan. Rather course structure without leaves and a wide growing range from Florida to Wisconsin.
Birchleaf Spirea (Spirea betulifolia 'Tor')
At 2-3' it features a dense growth habit with rich dark green leaves and white mid spring flower clusters. Wonderful hardy low hedge.
Hydrangea 'Annebelle" with large white flowers in mid-summer likes shade to part sun, moist soil are great. Pee Gee's are larger and take full sun to part sun. Try the P.G. 'Unique" for huge flower heads on a 10' shrub. Also available trained into tree form.
Hydrangea pan. 'Limelight'
The dense flower heads are dominated  bt sterile florets and are more reminiscent of pee-gee than most other forms. 6-8' tall, the green flowers change to almost white and then pink in the fall.
Hydrangea pan. 'Pinky Winky'
Standing 6-8' with fourteen inch blooms containing 7 pedal florets, doubling the petal count and giving the blooms a much fuller look. Stems are stronger and able to support the large pink and white blossoms. 
Hydrangea mac. Endless Summer
Mop-head type hydrangea with unique ability to bloom consistently on new and old wood. Winter coverage is recommended to encourage the pink or blue flowers next year. 
Hydrangea Incrediball
An exciting new hardy hydrangea that produces massive 12" blooms! Incrediball delivers big flowers that emerge lime green, change to pure snowy white and then fade to green, all season long. Unlike it's parent Hydrangea 'Annabelle', these immense 12" flowers are held upright atop massive, study thick stems that prevent flopping even in inclement weather.
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) Our native deciduous holly common in wet areas in the central part of the state. Persistent red berries hold thru most of the winter. Male and female plants are necessary for fruit set. 'Red Sprite' is a dwarf cultivar of 3-4' and needs 'Jim Dandy' as a male, while 'Winter Red' is a late blooming full sized female (8-10') and needs 'So. Gentleman' to pollinate.
Inkberry (Ilex galbra) Evergreen holly native to northern areas, great for massing. Grows 6-8' high but some cultivars only to 3-4'. Similar to boxwood in appearance
Magnolia Multi-stemmed medium to large shrubs are classic in the landscape, slow growing beautiful structure, bark, leaves and a welcome sign of spring, the flowers. 'Star' Magnolias generally have strap like flowers of white and 8-10 ' tall and wide. '"Butterflies' is 20' by 20' covered with yellow flowers. 'Leonard Messel' has large pink flowers on a 10-15' shrub.
Lilac(Syringa) The number of cultivars for this plant is large. Three nice looking small varieties are Dwarf Korean, Miss Kim and Tinkerbelle. All are 5-6' tall rounded shrubs. Miss Kim is a favorite with fragrant flowers and red fall color. Tinkerbelle has pinkish flowers. 'Miss Canada' is the latest blooming. Name a flower color and there are many lilacs to choose from, very winter hardy and most fairly disease resistant.
Viburnum A very practical shrub used as specimens, foundation plantings, screening and naturalizing. Many are native as Nannyberry, Blackhaw, Arrowwood, Withrod and Am. Cranberry bush and are great for providing Wildlife habitat. Try fragrant flowering Korean Spice near your front door. Adaptable to shade and sun. Newport is a dwarf Viburnum growing only 2-21/2 feet tall. Try Blackhaw when replanting after removal of Buckthorn and Honeysuckle. Withrod (5x5') develops maroon fall color and interesting fruit that changes color from pink to blue. Most Viburnums are very tolerant of shade and also can take full sun.
Little Joe Viburnum (viburnum dentatum 'Little Joe')
At under 4' tall is considerably smaller than most viburnum. White flower clusters in spring, followed by dark berries in the fall, couple with its tolerance for sun or shade, make it a versatile landscape plant.
Korean Spice Viburnum (viburnum carlesii)
5' tall, very fragrant light pink-white blossoms make this shrub a favorite specimen plant.
Arrowwood Viburnum (viburnum dentatum)
10-12' tall this shrub develops wide rounded silhouette. Fall color is a beautiful blend of burgundy and wine.
Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)
Impressive dark green foliage in summer months changing in the autumn to a purple, rich red burgundy color which is quite showy. Pretty flowers are creamy white and bloom in early May. Flower blooms are followed by a drupy blue-black edible fruit. Grows 12'-15' high with and 8'-12' spread. Adapts to many soils. Does well in sun or shade. Very hardy and easy to grow.
Techny Arborvitae (Thuja 'mission')
Arborvitae selected by Brother Charles Reckamp in 1944. Wide based dark green, very full, good screen. A classic. 15-20'H x 6-10'W
Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus 'green mountain')
Fat columnar form. Ideal for hedging. 4-5'H x 2-3'W
Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus 'green velvet')
Rich dark green leaves, fine texture and good all season color make this our most popular Boxwood. 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis)
Graceful, lacy, pyramidal conifer which does well in semi-shaded areas. It is most ornamentally effective when untrimmed, but takes shearing very well. 30-50'H x 16-25'W

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