Shrubs, with their variety in sizes and shapes, add a distinctive
enhancement to any landscaping project.
Our professional staff can
advise you of the best shrubs that meet your needs pertaining to
shade, tolerance, hardiness, soil and water requirements.
There are three groups of shrubs:
Dwarf ShrubUsually under four feet in height.
They work excellent in rock gardens or any location with
limited space. Many
smaller shrubs bloom earlier and last longer than larger varieties.
Intermediate ShrubRange in size from four to six feet.
They work excellent near corners of buildings, around patios,
and privacy borders. Many varieties of this size have colorful leaves along with
Tall ShrubRange six feet or higher.
They make wonderful screening for privacy.
These shrubs also make marvelous foundation plantings for large
buildings and businesses.
Japanese BarberryA dense spiney shrub with red fall color
and red berries all winter.
GoldenVariety has golden foliage;
does best in partial shade and where drainage is good.
Rose GlowVariety is dense 3 4 height and width
with pink and red marbled leaves all summer.
Dwarf Summer Blooming SpireaSpireas are covered with flat
clusters of flowers in June and again off and on all summer,
especially if the old flowers are pruned.
Spireas grow in sun or partial shade.
They are great in shrub groups, mass planting and low hedges.
Goldmound SpireaA very dense 2 shrub with golden yellow
leaves all summer and pink flowers.
Grow in sun or partial shade.
Goldflame SpireaThe leaves come out red in the spring then
turn golden yellow for the summer and then red again in fall.
Light pink flowers complete this 2 3
Annabelle Hydrangeahas huge snow-white, globe shaped
flowers that appear in June and remain in full bloom during July and
August. The hydrangea
gets about 4 height. Does
well in sun or shade.
Flowering Pink Delight WeigelaTrumpet shaped deep pink
flowers cover the plants in June.
Weigelas grow to 4 5
height. They like
full sun and good soil.
French Hybrid Lilacs-SensationLargest and most beautiful
of all the lilacs. They
have large green leaves and the shrub has a very nice habit of growth.
The Sensation lilac likes full sun, grows 12 15
in height. Blooms
Snowball ViburnumA large upright shrub.
White snowball-shaped flowers in early spring likes sun to part
shade, grows up to 8 height.
They grow the best when well fertilized and watered.
They like to be cut back and covered during our hard winters.
Chuckles shrub roseClusters of large, single deep
rose-pink flowers, produce flowers all season.
Grows to 2 height. Hardy
rose. Full sun to partial
Nearly wild shrub roseThis is a low growing shrub style
with loads of single pink flowers that produce all season long.
This rose bush will die back to crown in most winters but
renews itself quickly each spring. Grows up to 2 height, likes full sun to partial shade.
Azaleas & Rhododendrons
Azaleas have 1 1½flowers covering the plant in May.
They prefer part to full sun, well drained acid soil, and even
moisture. The can be used as
single plants near a house or in masses at the edge of the woods.
Azaleas grow to 3
6 height, and bloom in
late spring. The University
of Minnesota has developed a series of lights Azaleas:
Golden lights, Northern Hi-lights, Northern lights, Orchid lights,
Rosy lights, Spicy lights, White lights.
Rhododendrons are covered with flowers in the spring.
In cold windy climates, plant in a protected location.
They like part sun, they grow 3 6 height and bloom in
Evergreens and shrubs are an ideal combination for effective
The needled evergreens range in size from low ground covers, to
towering, impressive trees. No
other group of plants will provide the gardener with a wider variety of
forms and textures. Evergreens
solve many landscape problems and are beautiful during winter months.
Birds nest Spruce is a slow growing dwarf evergreen that
likes part sun and grows to only 2 3 height. Its a hardy plant for rock gardens and specimen use.
Globe Arborvitae has a rich green foliage.
Likes full sun to full shade, grows 3 5 height and
width. Retain its globe
shape without trimming. Needs
some winter shade.
American ArborvitaeThe Arborvitae or White Cedar as it is
some times called, has soft green foliage. It can grow in sun or shade but some varieties may winterburn
in full sun. The tall
varieties can grow 15 30 tall.
Creeping JuniperA group of dense ground hugging evergreens
that fit well in front of low windows, on beams, and as a ground
cover. Creeping Junipers
like sun and will tolerate dry and poor soil.
Spreading YewsIdeal evergreen shrub with broad, thick,
dark green needles. Likes
far north and east sides of building or any areas with minimum sun.
Their growth is 3 5 x 4 5.
Evergreen treesThese lush attractive trees remain
evergreen, providing the color of spring and summer even during the
drab, colorless days of winter. The
Norway Spruce when planted in moist, rich soil is the fastest growing
of the Spruce family. Like
full to part sun. Grows
as tall as 50 60.
Provide a delightful dimension to the annual parade of seasons with
colorful flowers, leaves, fruit and spectacular fall hues.
Flowering Crabapple is a very
dependable tree that is hardy and tolerates well drained soil.
It has colorful flowers and showy fruits for the birds.
Some varieties of shrubs and trees make
excellent landscape accents when grafted or trained as trees.
Dwarf Korean Lilac is a very attractive
small globe shaped, fragrant lilac tree producing abundantly in late