Deciduous Shrubs

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Deciduous Shrubs 2020
Genus /Variety Cultivation Garden Use
Saskatoonberry Amelanchier alnif.(Saskatoonberry sun-ps/wd-10'-small tree/ large shrub white spring flowers followed by edible fruit that look almost identical to a blueberry.Jams/Jellies
shad Amelanchier canadensis 6-20 foot (2-6.5m) tall tree that produces white flowers in March.weet, edible berries in June,reddish fall color
privet hedge Amur River Privet sun/Wd-dense growing hedging, upright olive green foliage,wht insignificant flowers, trim 2-3 times a year $14.99e-
Azalea Azalea Cannons Double sun-ps/hr/A/wd-4'- opens to stunning double light apricot pink flowers with a darker reddish pink shading on outer petals
Azalea Azalea Gibralter sun-ps/hr/A/wd--5'-Huge trusses of lightly scented, coppery-orange flowers open from red-orange buds before leaves appear,
Azalea Azalea Mandarin Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd--3'- Covered in rich orange blooms in spring. Probably the most striking flowering shrubs
Azalea Azalea Rosy Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd-. Prolific bloomer of deep dark rosy pink blooms
Azalea Azalea Weston's Lollipop sun-ps/hr/A/wd-6'-Rich pick buds open to reveal pale pink blooms with buttery yellow flares
Azalea Azalea White Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd-5 x5'--smothered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented white trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow blotch
barberry Berberis t Concord sun-wd/A/clay soil/prune after flwr 18"h- deep maroon-purple foliage;. Small yellow flowers may be followed by a few bright red berries.
barberry Berberis t Rose Glow sun /avg/wd/prn aft flwr - 5' x 4'w, small, deciduous shrub with an eye-catching foliage of deep rose-red leaves mottled with pink and white
barberry Berberis t Royal Burgundy sun /avg/wd/prn aft flwr - 5' x 4'wVelvety, purplish-red foliage throughout the season, to red-black in the fall
barberry Berberis t Sunsation sun /avg/wd/prn aft flwr-4'- arching shape&very slow grower. New foliage&growth is bright golden yellow;fall foliage a slight burnt orange-yell
butterfly Buddlei d Black Knight Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds 5'-blue purple blue-purple; fragrant, attracts butterflies
butterfly Buddlei d Pugster Amethyst Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds 5'- It blooms non-stop early summer through frost with amethyst-toned flowers ,a tiny yellow-orange eye
butterfly Buddlei d Pugster Blue Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds 5'- true-blue blooms with tiny yellow-orange centres bloom non-stop in tall panicles on a dwarf plant.
butterfly Buddlei d Pugster White Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds 5'-Large, full-sized dense clusters of white bloom on a small sturdy frame of silver-blue foliage. Dwarf habit.
butterfly Buddleia d Miss Molly sun/wd-5x5' blend of red, magenta, and burgundy, closest to the "true red"
spirea Caryopteris I Jason F sun/wd/M/deer resist-2'-upright;fragrant amethyst blue flowers; late . Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects
quince Chaenomeles s Crimson Gold sun-ps/wd/avg soil-3 x3'-compact & fast growing; clusters of crimson-red flowers;fruit in fall for jellies/jams; best in full sun
quince Chaenomeles s Toyo Nishiki sun-ps/M/wd-up to 8' abundant clusters of reddish, pink and white blooms,deer & rabbit resistant
summersweet Clethra a Caleb Vanilla Spice M/waterside-5'-Fragrant summer bloomer with Xlarge 12" long white flowers. Butterflies. Deer resistant
summersweet Clethra a Ruby Spice PS & M/A/S-5'-remove suckers …bright pink bottle brush-like flowers, sweet scent; blooms last up to 6 weeks;foliage has great fall color
summersweet Clethra al Crystaline(Sugartina Sun-ps-3x3'-his dwarf clethra has fragrant, pure white flowers in late summer. Butterflies
dogwood Cornus sericea
hazel Corylus av Red Dragon sun-ps/M/wd/S-12'-compact,semi-weeping small tree & twisted branches.Edible nuts
smoke Cotinus c Winecraft Black full sun and prune lightly in spring for best results. mid summer sizable smoke-like red flowers
smoke Cotinus cog Royal Purple sun-ps/A/prune in spring-10', foliage dark purple,pink flowers looks like smoke-this is the best "smoke' variety
cranberry Cotoneaster apiculatus(Cranberry sun/wd-1' 15' X GC if you have a rough place that needs a fast growing cover; shiny dark green leaves, small white flowers; red berries
cotonester Cotoneaster d Coral Beauty Wd/F/little or no pruning-20"h x 6.5'w, glossy green & white foliage, white flowers, GREAT GC for large areas
broom Cystisus p Warminster sun/wd/P/A-5'-Pale yellow pea-like flowers are fragrant . Pinch tips to promote bushiness
deutzia Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossoms Sun best/wd/m/hr up to 6'-Incredible clusters of small cupped mockorange-like pink flowers laced with white;
deutzia Deutzia Yuki Snowflake sun-ps- 2'-Hundreds of elegant star-shaped fragrant blossoms in spring,
honeysuckle Diervilla r Honey Bee dry shaded area-3'; not a true Honeysuckle; a great magnet for Bees & Butterflies; Yellow flower-like blooms all summer;
honeysuckle Diervilla r Kodiack Red dry shaded area-5'; not a true Honeysuckle;brillant red spring foliage; a great magnet for insects; Yellow flower-like CTS; Dramatic fall Color
russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive) Sun-ps; WD; /M-tolerates a wide rangge of grwoing conditions30' ; Invasive; prune hard annually; medicinal properties; silverleaved
burning bush Euonymus Compacta Sun-Ps/Wd/M/prune spring- 8x8', Brilliant red fall color, very deep green leaf
pearl bush Exochorda mac Lotus Moon sun-ps-5'-pearlbush, this spring bloomer is covered in white round flower buds resembling a string of pearls.
Forsythia Northern Gold Sun/wd-6' prune right after flowering. If you don't prune it will go wild & stop blooming, eventually
rose sharon Hibiscus s Azurri Blue Satin sun/HR/wd/neut-alk-8-single blue flowers with red eye…long blooming period
rose sharon Hibiscus s Lady Stanley sun/HR/wd/neut-alk-8'-a gorgeous variety with semi-dble to dble pinkish white flowers,purple veins
rose sharon Hibiscus s Lucy sun/HR/wd/neut-alk-8'…double red… stunning
rose sharon Hibiscus s Minerva Sun/Hr/M/Wd/neut-lt alk/ no pruning necessary 9'; bright pink with red center; single blooms
hydrangea Hydrangea a Annabelle sun-ps/prune e spring-5'- July, it produces huge round heads of pure white blooms Bloom on New wood
hydrangea Hydrangea a I.Mini Mauvette sun-ps/prune e spring-3'-flowers are a deep pink-mauve, strong, sturdy stems. Re-blooms
hydrangea Hydrangea a Incrediball Blush sun-ps/prune e spring-5x5'-Massive light to dark pink flowers, A very popular hydrangea
hydrangea Hydrangea m Blue Jangles sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-2'-Large, full flower heads will readily go heavenly blue if soil is ACIDIC
hydrangea Hydrangea m E S Blushing Bride sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood 5'-white balls of soft blooms, providing an elegant touch of color all the way into fall.
hydrangea Hydrangea m E S Crush sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-5'-riveting raspberry to purple flowers (depending on your soil)
hydrangea Hydrangea m Endless Summer sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-3'-Huge blooms repeats;blooms old & nu wood; pinkwhite edge -use lime for pink
hydrangea Hydrangea m L Dance Rave sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-3' one fo the best; deep pinkk in lime soil; intriging violet in acidic
hydrangea Hydrangea m Twist & Shout sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-5' mophead;Pink or light pink, flat-topped flowers with a bluish cast
hydrangea Hydrangea p Confetti sun-ps/prune e spring-4'-wide with lightly scented, 10 inch long, lacy cones of white flowers turning to shades of baby pink and mid pink with age
hydrangea Hydrangea p Grandiflora sun-ps/prune e spring- up to 25'-Large,giant white flower heads reaching 6 to 18" long turn pinkish with age.
hydrangea Hydrangea p Little Quick Fire sun-ps/prune e spring-5'- White flowers transform to pink-red as summer progresses
hydrangea Hydrangea p Magical Fire sun-ps/prune e spring-4x4' compact with lacy,white flowers & will be the first to show red color..New wood
hydrangea Hydrangea p Pinky Winky sun-ps/prune e spring-8'- massive, dense, conical, bicolored flowers, up to 12 "; lime green towhite to deep pink as the season progresses.
hydrangea Hydrangea p Strawberry Sundae sun-ps/prune e spring-5'- creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink as night temperatures drop and finally to strawberry red.
hydrangea Hydrangea q Gatsby Moon sun-ps/prune e spring-8'-Doubled blooms , but the individual petals are pointed instead of rounded. The result is a beautiful, lacy panicle
hydrangea Hydrangea s Artic Blue sun-ps/prune e spring-3' - flowers are a beautiful bright blue; Old wood; acodic soil for the nice Blue color
hydrangea Hydrangea s Tuff Stuff sun-ps/prune e spring-3.5'- blue pink purple blue-purple in acidic soils, pink in basic ones; re-blooms
mountain laurel Kalmia l Elf Ps/M/Hr/wd-3'-semi-dwarf mountain laurel with compact, dense growth and shiny dark green foliage. pale-pink buds develop in late spring,
kerri Kerria j Pleniflora Ps-shde/M/wd-8'; Important to prune annually (right after flowering) upright arching . Bright yellow, double flowers are borne April to May.
beauty bush Kolkwitzia a Pink Cloud Sun/wd/m-8'-Beautybush-multi stemmed stunning pink trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches in late spring. .
beauty bush Kolkwitzia amabilis Sun/wd/m-6-9'h called Beautybush, with its masses of pink flowers blooming in April and May.
mag Magnolia Elizabeth sun-ps/wd Mags do not like wet feet;-30'-blooms early, fragrant, light yellow
mag Magnolia l Leonard Messel Sun-ps/Wd/M-20'-( small tree) smothered in fragrant fuchsia star-shaped flowers with shell pink overtones
mag Magnolia soulangeana sun-ps/wd-A-Mags do not like wet feet. Early blooming flowers in shades of white, pink &purple.
mag Magnolia st Centiennial Blush sun-ps/wd-20'-Dislike wet feet fragrant pale pink flowers in spring. prolific bloomer, delicate pink covering the entire plant.
mag Magnolia the Girls Susan sun-ps/wd Mags do not like wet feet; 25' small tree with fragrant reddish-purple flowers in mid to late spring
mockorange Philadelphus Minature Snowflake Sun/Wd/M-prune hard after flwr-3'- Fragrant; showy; white
mockorange Philodelphius Snowbelle Sun/Wd/M-prune hard after flwr-4x4', abundant double fragrant flowers,spring blooming
mockorange Physocarpus o Ginger Wine Sun/wd-5'-sparkling burgundy foliage&unique peeling bark;Spring foliage is a radiant orange. Pink-white blooms are lovely in floral arrangements
mockorange Physocarpus o Mahogany Magic sun/wd-8' Coppery-orange foliage all season long. White flowers in early summer
cinquefoil Potentila f Abbotswood sun/wd-3' x 4'w- An excellent dwarf shrub that will provide brilliant summer interest with masses of bright white blooms
cinquefoil Potentila f HF Hearts sun-ps/wd-30"uright habit with masses of large, pink, flowers from late spring to the first frost with a cheery yellow cente
cinquefoil Potentila f HF Pink Paradise sun-ps/wd-30" upright habit boasting masses of extra large, clear pink, semi-doubled flowers from late spring to the first frosts.
cinquefoil Potentila f Pink Beauty sun-ps/wd-30"- pink flowers June until frost flower color is best with afternoon shade
cinquefoil Potentila Goldfinger sun/wd-3'-large, rich yellow blossoms bloom all summer, deer resistant;one fo the best yellow blooming
purpleleaf sand Prunus cistena sun-ps.wd-10'-called purple-leaf sand cherry, ';can be trained as a small Tree; prune immediately after flowering
almond Prunus t Multiplex[F.Almond sun/wd-15'-often as a small tree. Pink, five-petaled flowers in spring.no fruit NA
sumac Rhus (common)(sumac) sun-ps/any soil- 10-12', very tripical looking but very invasive...plant where it can spread easily
sumac Rhus aromatica Grow Low Sun/M/Wd-2'H x 8'w-outstanding GC….brilliant mahognay-red foliage in autumn. Excellent choice for ground cover. Fragrant
pussywillow Salix discolor Pussy Willow sun/wd/M-15'-Pussy willow produces silver, upright catkins on leafless stems late in winter .Shrub
dappled willow Salix int Hakuro Nishiki Sun/M-12' pink stems with pink & white foliage; color will stay better if pruned back regularily
elder Sambucus n Black Tower sun/wd-8'-a stunning, purple shrub with pink blooms, deep-purple foliage, and blackish-red berries
elder Sambucus n Eva (Black Lace Pshade/wd /8' -prune out suckers; deeply cut dark purple foliage, its lemon-scented, pink flowers and its dark blackish-red elderberries
elder Sambucus r Lemony Lace sun-ps/wd-5'-white spring flowers; finely dissected foliage in a cheery gold color; lemon color into Fall; Deer resist;
spirea Sorbia sorbifolia Sun/Hr/M/WD-5 x 5'- Remove suckers. False Spirea..White pyramidal shaped flowers, lacey leaves
spirea Spirea a Graciosa sun-ps/M/wd/ prune immediately after flowering-3.5'- clusters of white flowers along the arching branches;vase shaped; Garland Flower
spirea Spirea b Goldflame sun-ps/M/wd-4' yellow gold foliage with clusters of rose-pink flowers in late spring… reblooms
spirea Spirea billiardii(since 1854 sun-ps/M/wd-6hx4'w-DH to have panicles of closely packed with small, rose-pink flowers throughout summer
spirea Spirea cin Grefsheim Sun-ps/m-4' long lasting small white flowers,arching habit. Too much pruning could ruin the natural arching
spirea Spirea j Candy Corn sun-ps/M/wd-24"-rounded habit with fiery candy apple red leaves in spring, maturing to bright pineapple yellow.Violet purple blooms
spirea Spirea j Neon Flash sun-ps/M/wd-3'-Bright neon red flowers with long bloom time & a mound of rich green foliage that becomes dark burgundy in fall.
spirea Spirea j Painted Lady sun-ps/M/wd-4'-brightly variegated yellow and green foliage and hot pink flowers in late spring; The variegation is clean & stable
spirea Spirea j White Gold sun/wd- 10" this eye catching brilliant white flowers topping dazzling golden foliage
spirea Spirea j Yeti sun/WD/3'-a profusion of showy flower clusters densely packed with small white blooms. A self-cleaning, repeat bloomer
spirea Spirea nip Snowmound Sun/M/Wd-4-6' prune after flowering. Branches heavy laden with tiny flowers that give the appearnance of snow
snowberry Symphoricarpus d Magical Pride sun-ps/m/wd/avg-4'-SnowBerries-Delicate, pink flowers bloom from the ground to tips of every stem in E.summ;pearl-like fruits in E fall
lilac Syringa Beauty of Moscow Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering.The large, gorgeous, white double flowers with a tinge of pink ..
lilac Syringa Bloomerang Sun/Hr/Wd/ LIME /prune after flwr-6'h-Dk Purple-Dark purple blloms in spring & then again in late summer
lilac Syringa Charles Joly Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering-10'- showy panicles packed with amazingly fragrant, magenta, double flowers.
lilac Syringa James MacFarlane Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering -8' -a rich, true pink blossoms held in large trusses. blooms 2 weeks later
lilac Syringa Katherine Havermeyer Sun/Hr/wd/lime/prune after flwr-9'-dense panicles packed with amazingly fragrant, double, lavender-purple flowers which fade to lilac-pink.
lilac Syringa Miss Kim Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering;A dwarf, compact lilac with pale purple flower buds open lavender blue.
lilac Syringa Mme Lemoine Sun/Hr/Wd/ LIME /prune after flwr-6'h- one of the best white Lilacs fragrant, double, white flowers. .
lilac Syringa Monge Sun/Hr/Wd/ LIME /prune after flwr-6'h- 9 in. long packed with fragrant, single, reddish-purple flowers.
lilac Syringa pres Minuet Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering-4'- slow-growing, upright panicles opening to single, fragrant rosy-pink blooms in late spring.
lilac Syringa vulgaris Sun/Hr/Wd/LIME /prune after flwr- 15' x 12', fragrant lilac flowers
viburnum Viburnum c Compactum sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-4'-dense mounded shrub with small intoxicatingly fragrant white flwrs
viburnum Viburnum c Spice Island (Korean sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-5'-intoxicatingly sweet-smelling ball-shaped clusters of pink and white, in early spring; enjoy the fragrance
viburnum Viburnum c Sugar & Spice(Korean sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-5'- In mid-spring the plant is dotted with lovely pink buds that open to clusters of white, spicy-sweet flowers
viburnum Viburnum Juddii sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-8'- Fragrant and floriferous! Plump pink buds open to white snowball-like clusters in early summer
snowball Viburnum op Roseum sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering; Common Snowball, blooms heavily in the Spring. It gets covered with large, white 3-4" 'snowballs' …
doublefile vib. Viburnum p Mariesii sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr12'-branches are smothered with flat sprays of pure white flowers, giving the impression of snow-laden branches.
Viburnum p Shasta sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-6'x12'w- extra large clusters of white flowerscovers bright green leaves. Plum-purple foliage&showy scarlet fruit in fall
cranberry vib. Viburnum triloba Wentworth sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering;8'-European Cranberry-upright with heavy fruity tasting cranberry; good for making jelly
weigela Weigela Maroon Swoon sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering-5'x4'w-Dark red, bell-shaped, and fragrant (and it’s loaded with blooms!)
weigela Weigela f Bramwell (Fine Wine sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering 3'-Rich pink spring flowers often rebloom through summer. Dark purple foliage all season.
weigela Weigela f Crimson Kisses sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering-3'-reblooming weigela with a rounded shape covered with bright, lipstick-red flowers kissed with a white eye.
weigela Weigela f Pearl sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering; 5'-White flowers change to pink. Reblooms until frost without deadheading. Attracts hummingbirds.
weigela Weigela f Spilled Wine Sun/M/F-prune aftr flowring-3x3; 'dark purple leaves all season; bright pink funnel shaped pink flowers
weigela Weigela f Wine & Roses Full sun/M/F/prune after flowering-5' Rosy pink flowers appear in late spring and often rebloom in summer
weigela Weigela Marjorie Full sun/M/F/prune after flowering-4'-multicolour blooms ranging from creamy white to blush pink to red. Even the foliage is green and purple.
weigela Weigela Strobe Full sun/M/F/prune after flowering-3'- Hot pink to magenta flowers & foliage contrasts green, to bronze, to orange, and then crimson by fall

Helpful Hint: No pruning or fertilizer, compost is fertilizer too, to trees or shrubs after August 1st, it promotes new growth which will freeze off in the winter resulting in winter kill of the plant. Water heavily until freeze-up, especially on newly planted material or in a year suffering from drought.

When planting trees/shrubs it is best to not use any fertilizer in the hole, except Bonemeal, which should be worked in with the soil & peat moss & Humus should be worked well into the soil, around the roots, as well. Allow lots of room in the hole for the roots to spread out. If the root is pot bound make several long slashes from top to bottom of the root allowing the roots to escape.

Water the hole well. It is very important to have the water in the hole where the roots are trying to get established. Cover in the roots with the soil you removed from the hole & tamp lightly working around the root ball & fill the hole with soil. Create a 'basin' effect to catch the water. Water well once a week even in the rain.

Questions Commonly Asked


"My hydrangea grows beautiful green leaves, but I haven’t seen any blooms yet. How do I get my hydrangea to bloom endlessly?"
There are a few main reasons that you may not see blooms on your hydrangeas plants that can inhibit bloom production. Hydrangeas prefer moist, but not wet soil, and one application of fertilizer in spring or early summer. Endless Summer® hydrangeas prefer morning sun and afternoon dappled shade. If they are planted in full sun, it may be too hot and intense for the blooms to produce.

"I had several small blooms on my hydrangeas last year, so this year I have fertilized every 10 days until I saw blooms starting to develop. What else should I be doing to get big blooms?"
The first rule of thumb is to NOT over-fertilize your plants. We suggest one application of granular fertilizer in spring or early summer, and then follow package instructions afterwards. If you over-fertilize, it can burn the root system of your hydrangeas and actually inhibit bloom production.

"I pruned my hydrangeas back after an early frost and now I am not seeing blooms. Why is that?"
How to prune hydrangeas is a great question. If you pruned your hydrangeas back to the base, that is where your new blooms will grow from! for the new growth to develop and produce blooms.it will take some time. Be patient and look for the green growth coming up from the base of the plants.

Blooming Guide for Hydrangeas


Hydrangea arborescens: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea macrophylla: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea paniculata: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea quercifolia: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea serrata: Blooms on old wood, do not prune.