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General Plant Information

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(Please note that this is NOT a list of our plant material on hand, just plant information)

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Taxodium distichum
Truly distinctive with needle-form, medium-green, deciduous foliage that spirals around it's thin, upright-growing stems in a stately, pyramidal shape.
  H x W - 70'x30'                       N 2.5"    

Barberry, Crimson Pygmy
Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea ‘Crimson Pygmy’
This purple - leaved Barberry shows its best color in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Use en masse or with whites & yellows.
H x W - 2’ x 3’ 3G    

Barberry, William Penn
Berberis x gladwynensis ‘William Penn’
A dense, mounding Barberry at 4’ tall, William Penn is an evergreen with a bronze winter color.
H x W - 4’ x 4’ 3G    

Barrenwort, Roseum
Epimedium youngianum 'Roseum'
A pretty little perennial with heart shaped leaves & delicate pink flowers. Bronzy new foliage. Great as a groundcover
- pink H x W - 8"     3G    

Bayberry, Northern
Myrica pensylvanica
This native shrub produces fragrant berries once used for candles. Somewhat drought, flooding & salt tolerant. Great for naturalizing.
H x W - 10’ N   5G    

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
This low, spreading groundcover tolerates salt & drought well. Will grow in dry soil. Beautiful fall color.
- pink/white H x W - 1' x 5’+ N 1G    

Beardtongue, Husker's Red
Penstemon 'Husker's Red'
A perennial with unusual burgundy foliage, this one won the '96 Perennial of the Year Award. Drought tolerant.
- white H x W - 3' 3G    

Beautyberry, Purple
Callicarpa dichotoma
An interesting shrub with arching branches & striking purple berries in fall. Drought-tolerant; will grow in dry soil.
- pink H x W - 4’ - 6' x 4' 3G    

Bee Balm, Jacob Kline
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Kline'
This perennial has funky red flowers & a long bloom time. Will grow in moist to occasionally wet soil. Naturalizes.
- red H x W - 2 - 4'’   N 3G    

Bee Balm, Marshall's Delight
Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight'
This Bee Balm has pink flowers. See above for more info.
- pink H x W -3 - 4'   N 3G    

Bee Balm, Petite Delight
Monarda x 'Petite Delight'
A smaller version of Bee Balm, this one seems to have denser flower heads & bright pink flowers.
- pink H x W - 12-15"   N 3G    

Beech, Purple Fountain Weeping
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'
A striking accent plant, Purple Fountain maintains a very narrow shape with pendulous branches & bronzy purple foliage. Typical grey Beech bark.
  H x W - 14 x 2'         6 - 7'    

Bellflower, Bernice
Campanula trachelium 'Bernice'
This lovely perennial has double purple - blue flowers in early summer. Well - drained soil.

- lavender - blue

H x W - 2' x 1'


Bellflower, Birch Hybrid
Campanula x 'Birch Hybrids'
Old fashioned, long-blooming perennial with nodding blue bell-shaped flowers over attractive green foliage.  Blooms in July.
- blue H x W - 8"-8"                              3G    

Birch, Asian Whitespire
Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'
A pyramidal habit with thin branches and paper white bark describe this Birch. Bronze Birch Borer - resistant. Not tolerant of wet soil. Heat, wind, drought tolerant. Well - drained soil.
H x W - 40' x 15' 15'    

Birch, Heritage River
Betula nigra 'Heritage' (Cully)
This cultivar of River Birch has more colorful coppery tan peeling bark and is resistant to Bronze Birch Borer. Heat , but not drought - tolerant. Low pH

H x W - 40'+ x 20'+   N 6 - 8'    
8 - 10'    

Birch, River
Betula nigra
Creamy copper & brown peeling bark make this an attractive specimen tree. Can also plant in a cluster to create a 'grove' effect. Multi - stemmed or a single trunk. Prune in summer to avoid excessive bleeding of sap. Heat - but not drought - tolerant. Low pH
H x W - 40'+ x 20' N Various    

Black Eyed Susan, Goldsturm
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Black Eyed Susan produces an abundance of yellow flowers with brown eyes in late summer. Tolerates some drought & salt.
- yellow; late summer H x W - 2'+   3G    

Blanket flower, Fanfare
Gaillardia 'Fanfare'
This brand new, unusual perennial has the usual Blanket flower colors of orange, yellow & maroon but with each petal shaped like a tiny trumpet. A hot new one!! Bloom profusely all summer.
- orange/red H x W - 12"   2G    

Blanket flower, Goblin
Gaillardia 'Goblin'
Goblin has red flowers with yellow petal tips & a small stature.
- yellow / red H x W - 8 - 12"   3G    

Blazing Star, Floristan White
Liatris spicata 'Floristan White'
Also known as Gay Feather, this native has white candle-like flowers & is an absolute butterfly magnet! Drought tolerant.
- white H x W - 18 - 36"     3G    

Blazing Star, Kobold
Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
The purple version of Blazing Star. See above for more info.
- purple H x W - 18 - 36"     3G    

Bleeding Heart, Zestful
Dicentra 'Zestful'
This graceful perennial has deep green ferny foliage and pink flowers. Ever blooming; more tolerant of heat. Well - drained soil
- pink; April - frost H x W - 12 - 15" x 12" 2G    

Bleeding Heart, Spectabilis
Dicentra 'Spectabilis'
This graceful perennial has deep green ferny foliage and pink flowers. Everblooming; more tolerant of heat. Well - drained soil
- pink; April - frost H x W - 12 - 15" x 12" 3G    

Blueberry, Berkeley
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Berkeley'
This Blueberry produces fruit in midseason. Considered to be a dessert - quality berry. Blueberries prefer acidic soil. Mulch to retain moisture. It is said that Blueberries will fruit better if other varieties are present.
- white H x W - 6 - 12'       N 2G    

Blueberry, BlueJay
Vaccinium corymbosum 'BlueJay'
Another midseason fruiter. See above for cultural info.
- white H x W - 6 - 12' N 2G    

Blueberry, Brunswick
Vaccinium angustifolium 'Brunswick'
A vigorous low bush variety with superb glossy, deep green foliage.  Produces an abundance of pea-sized berries in midsummer and scarlet-tinged burgundy fall foliage on colored branches.
-  white H x W - 12"x3'                            

Blueberry, Earliblue
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Earliblue'
This edible Blueberry has very early medium - sized fruit. See above for cultural info.
- white H x W - 6 - 12' N 2G    

Blueberry, Northblue
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northblue'
A semi-dwarf bush that fruits in midseason.  Compact, very ornamental and a great producer for northern regions, yielding 3-4 lbs of fruit per plant.
- -white H x W - 2 1/2'x3'                    N     2G    

Blueberry, Patriot
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'
Large, firm fruit in early to midseason. See above for cultural info.
- white H x W - 6 - 12' N 2G    

Bluemist Spirea, Blue Mist
Caryopteris x clandonensis "Blue Mist'
A compact, mounding shrub with silvery green foliage.  Powdery blue, scented flowers bloom in late summer.
  - light blue                         3G    

Bluemist Spirea, Dark Knight
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
This variety of Caryopteris features darker violet - blue flowers with the same silvery green leaves. Beautiful, hardy shrub.
- deep blue H x W - 3'+ x 3'+ 3G    

Bluemist Spirea, Grand Bleu
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'
This new Bluemist has vivid deep cobalt blue flowers & an extended bloom time. Compact habit.
- blue H x W - 2'       3G    

Bluemist Spirea, Longwood Blue
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'
This beautiful airy shrub produces pale blue flowers from late summer into fall. Very striking silvery foliage. Cut back hard in early spring to keep dense.
- light blue H x W - 3'+ x 3'+ 3G    

Bluemist Spirea, Snow Fairy
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
This new herbaceous perennial features green foliage with white edges & wispy blue flowers in late summer. Drought tolerant; no wet soils.
- blue H x W - 2-3'       2G    

Boltonia, (False Aster) Pink Beauty
Boltonia asteroides 'Pink Beauty'
Hundreds of soft pink daisies top fine-textured silver-blue foliage in late summer.  Undemanding, long-lived and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.
- pink H x W - 4'x3'                   3G    

Eupatorium perfoliatum
- white H x W - 4'                             3G    

Boxwood, Common (American)
Buxus sempervirens
Dense evergreen shrub with slow growth rate. Use for hedging, topiary or to formalize an area. Mulch to protect surface roots pH6+
H x W - 10' - 15' after many years 12 - 15"    

Boxwood, Chicagoland Green
Buxus microphylla 'Chicagoland Green'
This Boxwood features a more rapid growth habit than Green Velvet with great winter color.
H x W - 2-3' 15-18" 3G    

Boxwood, Dwarf English
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
This compact little Boxwood was once used for English knot gardens & topiaries. Very slow growing.

H x W - 3'

12 - 15", 5G    

Boxwood, Green Ice
Buxus 'Green Ice'
An extremely hardy cultivar with a mounding habit and blue-green new growth.
  H x W - 3'-3'                           3G    

Boxwood, Green Mountain
Buxus microphylla 'Green Mountain'
A distinctly upright and conical variety with a broad base.  Leaves will winter color to a bronze cast.
  H x W - 7'-5'                         18"-24", 2'-2.5'    

Boxwood, Green Velvet
Buxus microphylla var. koreana x B. sempervirens 'Green Velvet'
Green Velvet is a rounded slow - grower with dark green leaves and good winter color.

H x W - 4' x 4'

15 - 18", 3G    

Boxwood, Korean
Buxus microphylla var. koreana
Good for northern winters, the leaves on this Box are rounder & glossier. Mulch to keep roots protected and cool. W/D soil. Protect from wind/low temps.

H x W - 2 - 2.5' x 4'

18 - 24"    

Boxwood, Newport Blue
Buxus sempervirens 'Newport Blue'
Dense, round shrub with blue - green leaves. Slow grower.
H x W - 4' 15-18"    

Boxwood, Vardar Valley
Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley
A hardy, compact cultivar that is slow-growing with blue-green foliage that is highly resistant to boxwood leafminer.
  H x W - 3'-6'                             15"-18" B&B    

Boxwood, Winter Gem
Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem'
A fast-growing "little leaf" variety with excellent winter hardiness. It's tight growing, easy to maintain and retains its color well through the seasons.
  H x W - 4'-5'                       12"-15"    

Butterfly Bush, Black Knight
Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
This large, arching shrub has deep purple flowers with an orange eye. Will grow in moist soil. Drought tolerant. Cut back hard in early spring.

- purple

H x W - 6-10'     3G    

Butterfly Bush, Moonshadow
Buddleia davidii 'Moonshadow'
This smaller Butterfly Bush, also known as Nanho Purple by some, has pinkish purple blooms & a smaller habit. Cut back hard in early spring.
- pink - purple H x W - 3 - 5' x 6'   5G    

Butterfly Bush, Nahno Blue
Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Blue'
A smaller, dwarf variety that blooms profusely from July through September with bluish-purple, cone-shaped flowers.  Cut back hard in early spring.
- blue/purple H x W - 6'-6'                         3G    

Butterfly Bush, Royal Red
Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
This dense branching deciduous shrub has vivid red fall color; adaptable, can self - seed into other areas. Cut back hard in early spring. Use for screen, massing.
- red - purple H x W - 8' x 6'   3G    

Butterfly Bush, White Profusion
Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
This dense branching deciduous shrub has bright white flowers. Adaptable, can self - seed into other areas. Cut back hard in early spring. Use for screen, massing.

- white

H x W - 6 - 10'   3G    

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa "Butterfly Weed'
Late to emerge but worth the wait, this native perennial boasts a profusion of orange flowers from June to July.
- orange H x W - 36"x24"                             3G  


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