Deciduous Shrubs

 
 
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Abelia ‘Mosanensis’
Fragrant Abelia

Mature size: 4-6’ W x 4-6’ H
Notes: Rounded, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub; fragrant, tubular pink and white blooms in late spring; good fall color

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Aesculus parviflora
Bottlebrush buckeye

Mature size: 8-15’ W x 8-12’ H
Notes: Dense, mounded, multi-stemmed shrub with large, coarse foliage; showy cones of white flowers in early summer; yellow fall color

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Calycanthus ‘Athens’
Carolina allspice

Mature size: 6-12’ W x 6-8’ H
Manage at: 4’ Wide
Notes: Scented yellow-green flowers in late spring; provides dense screening

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Calycanthus floridus
Carolina allspice

Mature size: 6-12’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Scented maroon flowers in late spring; provides dense screening

 
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Calycanthus ‘Venus’
Sweetshrub

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 5-6’ H
Notes: Medium sized shrub with glossy green leaves; large, magnolia-like white flowers with a rose blush in the center in early summer; lovely fragrance of strawberries and melons

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Caryopteris ‘Dark Knight’
Bluebeard

Mature size: 3’ W x 3’ H
Notes: Low-mounded, deciduous shrub; profuse blue flowers in late summer; aromatic silvery-green foliage

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Caryopteris ‘Hint of Gold’
Bluebeard

Mature size: 2-3’ W x 2-3’ H
Notes: Low mounded shrub with aromatic golden variegated foliage; profuse late summer flowers in dark blue; attractive to butterflies

Caryopteris ‘Longwood Blue’
Bluebeard

Mature size: 2-4’ W x 2-4’ H
Notes: Low-mounded, deciduous shrub; profuse blue flowers in late summer; aromatic silvery-green foliage

 
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Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’
Summersweet

Mature size: 3-6’ W x 3-6’ H
Notes: Dark green leaves; deep pink spikes of flowers in summer

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Cornus alba ‘Bud’s Yellow’
Yellow Twig Dogwood

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Large, thicketing shrub with upright, bright yellow stems in winter; small clusters of white flowers in spring; good for wet sites

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Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’
Red Twig Dogwood

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Large, thicketing shrub with upright, bright red stems in winter; small clusters of white flowers in spring; burgundy-red fall color; good for wet sites

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Corylopsis spicata
Winterhazel

Mature size: 6-12’ W x 4-6’ H
Notes: Wide spreading shrub with purplish new leaves maturing to a blueish green; fragrant yellow flowers in mid spring

 

Cotinus ‘Grace’
Smoketree

Mature size: 10-15’ W x 10-15’ H
Notes: Large, multi-stemmed shrub with purple leaves; puffs of tiny, yellowish flowers on branching, hair-like stalks which turn a smoky pink in early summer

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Cotoneaster salicifolius
Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Mature size: 4-5’ W x 1-1.5’ H
Notes: Low growing, spreading shrub; profusion of scarlet-red berries; semi-evergreen

Disanthus cercidifolius
Redbud Hazel

Mature size: 6-10’ W x 6-10’ H
Notes: Small, bluish-green, heart shaped leaves; fantastic fall color in shades of red, purple and orange

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Enkianthus campanulatus
Redvein Enkianthus

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Lovely upright shrub reminiscent of a Rhododendron; clusters of cup shaped yellow to red flowers in late spring; fall foliage in brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red

 
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Fothergilla ‘Blue Mist’
Dwarf Fothergilla

Mature size: 2-3’ W x 2-3’ H
Notes: Compact, mounded shrub with striking frosty blue foliage; white bottlebrush flowers in spring; great yellow, orange, and red fall color

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Fothergilla major
Large Fothergilla

Mature size: 4-6’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Attractive green leaves; white bottlebrush flowers in spring; excellent fall color

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Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’
Dwarf Fothergilla

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Attractive, rounded leaves; white bottlebrush flowers in spring; excellent fall color in shades of yellow, orange, and red-purple

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Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’
Fothergilla

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 4-6’ H
Notes: Striking blue-green leaves with a powdery look; white bottlebrush flowers in spring; showy fall color

 

Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Red Licorice’
Fothergilla

Mature size: 3-6’ W x 2-3’ H
Notes: Attractive, rounded leaves; white bottlebrush flowers in spring; stunning red fall color

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Hamamelis ‘Georges’
Witch Hazel

Mature size: 8-12’ W x 10-12’ H
Notes: Large deciduous shrub with attractive leaves; mildly fragrant, red flowers in late winter; fall foliage in brilliant shades of red

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’
Witch Hazel

Mature size: 10-15’ W x 8-12’ H
Notes: Large deciduous shrub with attractive leaves; mildly fragrant, red flowers in late winter; fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red

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Hydrangea anomola subsp. petiolaris
Climbing Hydrangea

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 30-50’ H
Notes: Attractive climbing shrub to train on walls, trellises, and fences; showy white flowers in early summer

 
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Hydrangea anomola subsp. pet. ‘Miranda’
Variegated Climbing Hydrangea

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 30-50’ H
Notes: Attractive climbing shrub; new leaves have yellow edges with green centers that eventually mature to cream and green tones; showy white flowers in early summer

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’
Smooth Hydrangea

Mature size: 4-5’ W x 4-5’ H
Notes: Large, long lasting showy blooms in summer; dark green foliage; blooms on new wood

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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’
Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Large, long lasting showy blooms in summer emerge dark pink, maturing to clear pink, and gradually fading to green; dark green foliage; reblooms

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Cassell’
Blue Cassel Hydrangea

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Large lacecap shaped flowers in pink or deep blue; long lasting flowers in mid summer; blooms on old or new wood

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’
Endless Summer Hydrangea

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Large mophead shaped flowers in pink or deep blue; re-blooms continuously throughout summer; blooms on old or new wood

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’
Panicle Hydrangea

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Bright, lime-green flowers in late summer; glossy green foliage; mounded form

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’
Pink Diamond Hydrangea

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Huge, conical pure white flowers in late July, maturing to deep pink; long lasting flowers; bright green foliage

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’
Panicle hydrangea

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Large flowers change from white to deep pink from July-September; provides dense screening

 
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Hydrangea quercifolia
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Long lasting white flowers in summer; coarse textured foliage; showy fall color

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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’
Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

Mature size: 4-5’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Long lasting white flowers in summer; large-leaved, coarse textured foliage emerges golden yellow in spring, gradually fading to chartreuse and then green by early fall; crimson red fall color

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Mature size: 3’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Long lasting white flowers in summer; coarse textured foliage; showy fall color; dwarf form

Hypericum ‘Albury Purple’
St.John’s Wort

Mature size: 1.5-3’ W x 1.5-3’ H
Notes: Bright yellow flowers in summer followed by red to black berries in fall; striking dark purplish green leaves

 
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Hypericum ‘Brigadoon’
St. John's wort

Mature size: 15-30’ W x 20-40’ H
Notes: Medium sized specimen tree; attractive leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and scarlet in fall; beautiful exfoliating bark

Hypericum ‘Calycinum’
St. John's Wort

Mature size: 18-24” W x 8-12” H
Notes: Bright yellow flowers from July through September; semi-evergreen

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Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’ and ‘Jim Dandy’
Winterberry Holly

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Deciduous holly; medium green leaves; brilliant red berries in winter; requires the male pollinator ‘Jim Dandy’

Ilex verticillata ‘Sparkleberry’ and ‘Appollo’
Winterberry holly

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 8-10’ H
Notes: Deciduous holly; medium green leaves; brilliant red berries in winter; upright, multistemmed form; golden fall color; requires the male pollinator ‘Appollo’

 

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Virginia Sweetspire

Mature size: 4-6’ W x 3-4’ H
Manage at: 4’ Wide
Notes: Long white flowers in early summer; mounded shrub with elongate leaves; excellent scarlet-red fall color

Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’
Virginia Sweetspire

Mature size: 2-2.5’ W x 1.5-2’ H
Notes: Long white flowers in early summer; compact, rounded shrub with elongate leaves; excellent scarlet-red fall color

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Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’
Kerria

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Bright yellow flowers on long, green arching stems in spring; stems are attractive in winter

Lagerstroemia ‘Pink Velour’
Crepe Myrtle

Mature size: 8-10’ W x 8-10’ H
Notes: Upright shrub with hot pink flowers in mid-summer; graceful, arching branching

 

Nyssa ‘Autumn Cascade’
Autumn Cascade Black Gum

Mature size: 4-6’ W x 8-12’ H
Notes: Dwarf, weeping form of Black Gum;
pendulous branches with glossy green leaves; spectacular autumn foliage in shades from orange to red-purple

Paeonia suffruticosa
Tree Peony

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Large showy blooms in late spring in colors ranging from pale yellow, to shades of pink, purple and red; attractive fern-like foliage; disease and pest resistant

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Coppertina’
Ninebark

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Showy, dark maroon leaves emerge with bright redish tones, maturing to a deep burgundy; clusters of pinkish-white flowers in early summer

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’
Ninebark

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Showy, dark purple leaves; clusters of pinkish-white flowers in early summer

 

Rhamnus frangula ‘Ron Williams’
Fine Line Buckthorn

Mature size: 1.5-2’ W x 5-7’ H
Notes: Columnar shrub; fern-like foliage

Rhododendron (Azalea - various)
Deciduous Azalea

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Compact shrub; showy flowers in spring

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’
Fragrant Sumac

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 1.5-2’ H
Notes: low, wide shrub will thicket and form a dense groundcover; attractive green leaves with good fall color; small red berries from late summer to early winter

Ribes hirtellum
Gooseberry

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Less susceptible to White Pine Blister Rust; medium sized shrub with thorns; Green to purple fruit

 

Ribes nigrum
Black Currant

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Host for White Pine Blister Rust - disease resistant varieties available; clusters of dark black fruit

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Ribes rubrum
Red Currant

Mature size: 3-5’ W x 3-5’ H
Notes: Less suceptible to White Pine Blister Rust; clusters of bright red berries

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Rosa ‘Peach Drift’
Peach Drift Rose

Mature size: 2’ W x 1-2’ H
Notes: Clusters of soft peach flowers repeating from late spring to fall; relaxed, informal habit; disease resistant

Rosa ‘Radtko’
Double Knockout Rose

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Double pink flowers bloom from early summer till early fall; disease resistant

 
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Rosa ‘Radtkopak’ or ‘Pink Double Knockout’
Pink Double Knockout Rose

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Double pink flowers bloom from early summer till early fall; disease resistant

Rosa ‘Red Drift’
Red Drift Rose

Mature size: 2’ W x 1-2’ H
Notes: Clusters of red flowers repeating from late spring to fall; relaxed, informal habit; disease resistant

Rosa ‘Rosarium Uetersen’
Climbing Rose

Mature size: 2-5’ W x 8-12’ H
Notes: Stunning clusters of deep pink, old- fashioned rose blooms in summer; fragrance reminiscent of fresh apples; hardy climber

Spirea japonica ‘Golden Princess’
Spirea

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 2-3 H
Notes: Compact, mounded shrub with golden foliage emerging bronze yellow and maturing to yellow; flat clusters of soft pink flowers in late spring; red and bronze fall color

 

Syringa ‘Miss Kim’
Dwarf Lilac

Mature size: 5-7’ W x 4-9’ H
Notes: Compact, rounded shrub; profuse, lavender blue flowers in late spring; sweetly fragrant;
burgundy fall foliage

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Vaccinium corymbosum (Duke, Elizabeth, Toro)
Highbush Blueberry

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 4-8’ H
Notes: Large, rounded shrub; edible blueberries; great fall color

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Vaccinium ‘Peach Sorbet’
Dwarf blueberry

Mature size: 1.5-3’ W x 1.5-3’ H
Notes: Compact shrub with foliage ranging from peach-pink, to lime, to dark green; edible blueberries; good fall color in shades of purple; semi-evergreen

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Vaccinium ‘Top Hat’
Dwarf Blueberry

Mature size: 2-3’ W x 2-3’ H
Notes: Compact shrub; edible blueberries; good fall color

 

Viburnum carlesii
Koreanspice Viburnum

Mature size: 4-7’ W x 4-6’ H
Notes: Heavily scented, waxy, pale pink flowers in early spring; dark green, oval leaves; reddish- burgundy fall color

Viburnum carlesii ‘Compactum’
Koreanspice Viburnum

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Heavily scented, waxy, pale pink flowers in early spring; dark green, oval leaves; reddish- burgundy fall color

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’
Compact Cranberrybush Viburnum

Mature size: 5-6’ W x 4-6’ H
Notes: Medium sized shrub with attractive green
foliage; white flowers in early summer; clusters of red fruit in fall; maroon-red fall foliage

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’
Doublefile Viburnum

Mature size: 12-15’ W x 10-12’ H
Notes: Showy white lacecap-like flowers in late spring; lovely horizontal branching; good fall color

 

Viburnum plicatum ‘Kern’s Pink’
Kern’s Pink Viburnum

Mature size: 6-10’ W x 6-10’ H
Notes: Showy snowball shaped pink to white flowers in late spring; foliage emerges reddish maroon and turns to dark green; lovely horizontal branching; good fall color

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Viburnum plicatum ‘Newport’
Newport Viburnum

Mature size: 4-5’ W x 4-5’ H
Notes: Large snowball-like clusters of white flowers in late spring; compact, rounded habit; burgundy fall color

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Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Leatherleaf Viburnum

Mature size: 6-10’ W x 6-10’ H
Notes: Evergreen, leathery leaves; creamy white flowers in early summer; berries in fall emerge red and mature to glossy black

Viburnum sargentii ‘Chiquita’
Sargent Viburnum

Mature size: 3-4’ W x 3-4’ H
Notes: Compact, mounded shrub; flat white
clusters of flowers in spring; showy, scarlet red
berries; yellow orange fall color

 

Viburnum sargentii ‘Onondaga’
Onondaga Viburnum

Mature size: 6-8’ W x 6-8’ H
Notes: Foliage emerges with maroon tones, matures to a deep green; flat clusters of pink tinged flowers in spring; red fruit in fall; good fall color

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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides ‘Alleghany’
Leatherleaf Viburnum

Mature size: 10-12’ W x 10-12’ H
Notes: Evergreen, leathery leaves; creamy white flowers in early summer; berries in fall emerge red and mature to glossy black

Weigela florida ‘Fine Wine’
Double Knockout Rose

Mature size: 2-4’ W x 2-4’ H
Notes: Pink flowers in mid-spring; attractive burgundy/purple foliage

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Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’
Dwarf Wisteria

Mature size: 10-30’ W x 10-30’ H
Notes: Clusters of purple flowers repeating from late spring to summer; strong climbing vine to train on arbor; non-invasive