Red Maple Flowering Pear Crape Myrtle Ornamental trees are usually described as trees that are less than 25 feet tall.
Pink Dogwoods White Dogwoods Satomi Dogwood Flowering dogwood trees are modestly sized deciduous trees that are the best known as harbingers of
Dogwood shrubs are available in various colors, sizes, and many have showy winter interest with their colored stems. There should be a dogwood shrub for just about any location. Dogwoods are deciduous shrubs that have four season appeal. The spring brings neat flowers, (some are fragrant), then summer brings berries which contrast nicely with the leaves.
Butterfly bushes tend to gather the interest of humans, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The birds and insects come in search of the sweet nectar and we humans are attracted to the bright flower colors of blues, reds, purples, and other color combinations. Buddleias emit a fragrance that attracts butterflies like moths to a flame. The butterfly
The Hydrangea species originated in Asia and in some locations in North and South America. The hydrangea species consists of over one hundred varieties. There are 4 categories of hydrangeas that are popular and are marketed extensively in the United States. The categories are: Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea arborescens, Hydrangea quercifolia, and Hydrangea paniculata. The aforementioned
Azaleas are in the plant genus of rhododendrons. Over 10,000 different azaleas have been named so there are a large selection of sizes, flower colors, and bloom times to choose from when selecting an azalea plant. A wide variety of flower colors and patterns are also offered in the azalea family. There are deciduous azaleas
Toad Lily Put on a fall show with toad lily (Tricyrtis). This easy-to-grow perennial offers unique flowers that are often compared to orchids. Many are spotted with shades of purple or blue.Top Picks: ‘White Towers’ bears white flowers; ‘Tojen’ offers especially large lavender flowers. Plant it with: Let toad lily rise up behind a clump of medium-sized hostas or
Chrysanthemums The Mums occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. This genus contains many hybrids and thousands of cultivars developed for horticultural purposes. In addition to the traditional yellow, other color are available, such as white, purple, and red.
Lavender ‘Phenomenal’ One of the hardiest lavenders! This hybrid lavender flowers in midsummer, a little later than English types, and has exceptional winter survival. Plants form a mound of silver foliage, above which long spikes of purple-blue flowers wave. This lavender is ideal for cutting fresh for bouquets and sachets, and it also dries well.
Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’ If you are looking for a groundcover that is as colorful as it is hardy, plant sedum ‘Cherry Tart’. Growing just 6 inches tall (yet spreading up to 18 inches), this adorable little sedum has cherry-red leaves from spring through fall. In late summer, this groundcover is smoothed with 5-inch-tall brilliant pink flower