Shrubs

Are much smaller then trees but share many of the same characteristics. Shrubs are an integral part of the landscape and can provide various colours that can be enjoyed for a lifetime if treated properly. There are thousands of different sizes and varieties available. Many shrubs are commonly known for their beautiful blooms that can be enjoyed in the garden or as cut flowers. The most commonly searched plant in the world today is a shrub; the hydrangea.

This little gem will add a drop of sunshine to any border. A natural hybrid of 'Goldmound' and Daphne, discovered by Terry Schwartz of Bailey Nurseries. Beautiful sprays of pink flowers in early summer stand out against petite, golden foliage. A natural dwarf with a rounded habit, requires little or no pruning. Our trials show Sundrop™ to be hardier than most golden spirea. Foliage holds its golden-yellow color even in the summer heat.

Emily Carr' is the first of the new Canadian Artist series. Not only is it hardy for Zones 3 to 8 but its willingness to cover itself in deep red blooms all season long, plus the added bonus of it's disease resistance, make it a cetain highlight all summer.

This Bylands introduction has an explosion of neon yellow and green colored foliage. It has impressive heat tolerance and retains bright, rich foliage throughout the growing season. Neon Burst™ grows much smaller than the other golden colored dogwoods. In fall, the leaves turn a variety of soft tones of purple, red, yellow and orange. Glossy, scarlet red branches. Can be grown in full sun to partial shade.

Sweet Summer is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 4-5' tall. It was selected in 2006 from an ongoing breeding program in Boskoop, the Netherlands. It is noted for producing dense flowers that emerge white in summer but change to light pink. Flowers at the base of the panicles change from white to pink while new white flowers are still emerging at the panicle tips. Strong stiff stems hold the flower panicles upright with no drooping. Flower panicles can be cut for fresh arrangements or for drying, or may be left on the plant where they will persist well into winter. 

Peppermint Swirl™ bears pretty, speckled, mophead blooms from July to Sepember. Like most mophead hydrangeas, plants grown in alkaline soils produce pink flowers, while those grown in acid soils bear blue flowers. Peppermint Swirl™ Hydrangea is perfect for growing in a mixed, herbaceous border, especially when used in conjunction with other hydrangeas. It makes an excellent cut flower.

Find a special place for this thrilling new Panicle Hydrangea! White Embers™ changes bloom color every few weeks, creating season-long colour. This  very compact Hydrangea is just right for garden or large container, delighting with long wands of brilliant colour. The blooms open creamy white in early spring, standing out beautifully against the bright green foliage. By midsummer blushes of pink have overtaken the florets, and soon the entire plume is a rich shade of cotton-candy pink.

Beautiful rich burgundy-red foliage is persistent from spring until fall. White blooms in spring. The compact habit of Maroon Sunset™ is excellent for foundation and shrub border use. Tolerant of mildew. A breeding beakthrough collection features Physocarpus with a unique compact habit. Native shrubs are very durable, and are useful in urban applications as well as many others across the country.

Burgundy Fire™ Weigela was selected in 2000 by Henry Kolster in Boskoop, Netherlands from seedlings derived from open pollination. It has a compact growing habit and wing-like leaves that start green, then turn bronze-red during summer and fiery wine-red in the fall. Colour intensifies with sun exposure. Flowers are sparse, fragrant pink.

Lemon Sweetie™ Potentilla is a lovely compact, upright bush with large light yellow flowers that become slightly darker towards the center. The flowers are large in comparison to other Potentilla varieties, growing to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. HGTV™ Lemon Sweetie™ Potentilla flowers continually through the summer until frost and works well in the garden landscape and  border.

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