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Ivory Halo® Dogwood
Prized for its colorful stems, variegated foliage, and compact size. This dwarf is only two-thirds the size of many of its species. Provides multi-season interest in shrub borders, mass plantings, or as a low hedge. Partial to full sun. Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous. Zone: 3 – 7
Gotemba Golden Japanese Spikenard
Zone: 4 – 10
Spring foliage creates a tree-like display. Spring flowers followed by shiny berries. Partial shade to partial sun. Reaches 8 ft. tall and wide. Herbaceous perennial.
Scarlet Pearl Snowberry
Zone: 3 – 7
Summer blooms produce large berries (food source for wildlife) that persist on bare stems in winter. Fresh candidate for foundation plantings. Partial to full sun. Reaches 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud
Zone: 5 — 9
Compact, weeping canopy perfect for a smaller-sized landscape. Sweet pea-like blooms in spring and heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. Partial to full sun. Reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide Deciduous.
Zone: 5 – 9
Shiny foliage takes on purple-burgundy hue in fall and winter (but no berries). Problem solver for small gardens. Improved disease resistance. Partial shade to full sun. Reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Evergreen
Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea
Zone: 4 – 9
Huge, ball-shaped blooms with thick, intense pink florets on amazingly tough stems. Partial shade to partial sun. Reaches 3 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous
Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew
Zones: 4 – 7
Gardens need structural evergreens! Exceptional and cold hardy, attractive dark-green foliage retains its color in the coldest of winters. Partial to full sun. Reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading to 10 ft. wide. Evergreen