Nothing says spring is here like pussy willows and forsythias.  The Northern Gold Forsythia was introduced way back in 1979 in Canada.  This shrub grows 6-8 ft high and has a spread of around 5-7 ft.  It is very hardy, Zone 3-8.  This shrub has outstanding flower color and bud hardiness.    If you are looking for a smaller forsythia, we have Gold Tide Forsythia, which only gets about 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide.  This shrub is hardy in zone 4-8.  Forsythias look amazing if you plant them as a large, sprawling screen.  If size is a concern, then you should prune the larger ones back to about 2 feet right after flowering.  Plant these shrubs as they will put a smile on your face in spring when they bloom.


Photo Courtesy of Baileys Nursery – Northern Gold Forsythia


Photo Courtesy of Baileys Nursery – Gold Tide

New – Nubia Boulevard Red Clematis

An exciting reblooming, gorgeous “red” clematis.  These dark red flowers are 5″ across and bloom from June to September.  The vine grows about 5′ high and will grow in full sun to part shade.  It would look great in a large planter by your entryway.  Since it blooms from both the leaf axils and stems, there are flowers from the ground up.  This is a Zone 4 clematis.  We also have other beautiful clematis’.  So stop in when they arrive to get your selection early before they are gone.

Photo by Baileys Nursery.

 Photo Courtesy of Donahues Clematis Specialists

New – Black Tower Elderberry

We are excited to be carrying this new variety of the Elderberry (sambucus).   Black Tower has stunning,purple burgundy foliage which will give you that much needed color among your green shrubs. In late spring it produces beautiful pink flowers followed by blackish red berries in fall that will be appreciated by wildlife.  Black Tower grows to about 6-8′ tall and about 3-4′ wide.  This shrub attracts birds and butterflies.  It grows well in full sun to partial sun.  Zones 4-8.   Photo by Monrovia.