New – Lo Scape® Mound Chokeberry

Landscape shrub of the year by Proven Winners.  This shrub is for you if you are looking for a small shrub with low-maintenance, has brilliant fall color, and provides fruit for the birds.  In spring there are loads of white flowers, glossy green foliage in summer followed by black fruit,  and then an intense red foliage in autumn.  Lo-Scape is a tough, tolerant tidy little mound of glossy green foliage.  It grows to about 12-24 inches tall and 18-26 inches wide.  Grows in part sun to sun and hardy in  Zones 3-9, in wet soils or dry soils. If you wish to prune this shrub, do so immediately after blooming.  Native

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Photo by Baileys Nursery

Dogwood

This is the time of year when most dogwood is at its’ showiest.  Make your winter yard colorful with dogwood.  The Cardinal dogwood is a bright red.  The Arctic Fire dogwood is a dark red.  The Firedance is a brilliant red.  Read about them under our Plant section for size and other characteristics.

 

Arctic Fire Dogwood

Arctic Fire Dogwood

Cardinal Dogwood

Firedance

Plump Coralberries

For gardeners who are on the lookout for shrubs that provide winter interest after most flowers and leaves are gone, snowberries rate high on the list. Plump, candy-pink candy coralberry in the snowberries ripen in early fall, as the last of summer’s small pink flowers swell into pearls. As the leaves fall, each arching stem is adorned with decorative berries which remain on slender branches through winter. The perfect plant for the winter garden, these compact forms are suitable for a more prominent place in the front border. Snow Berries are especially beautiful with a light dusting of snow.