Ornamental Shrubs A - M
Amur Maple Bailey's Compact
Acer ginnala 'Bailey Compact'—A finer branched more compact form of Amur Maple. The glossy green foliage turns brilliant scarlet in fall. Adaptable to many soil types and extremely hardy. Excellent specimen, screen or hedge plant.
HT: 7-9’ SPREAD: 7-8’ ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full to Part Sun
FEATURES: Highly Adaptable
Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration' PP16,921 -- show stopping bright orange-red foliage with contrasting yellow margins. Leaf color continues throughout the summer, turning brilliant red in fall. Broad, upright growth requires little or no pruning to maintain. Makes a spectacular display in the garden border.
HT: 12-18" SPREAD: 18-24" ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full to Part Sun
FEATURES: Dear Resistant
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea ‘Moretti Select’-- Extremely dense, compact form of Crimson Pygmy. Requires no pruning. Bright crimson new growth is followed by rich burgundy to purple foliage. Drought tolerant once established.
HT: 2’ SPREAD: 2-3’ ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Drought tolerant
Berberis thunbergii ‘Concorde’- A dwarf globe shaped barberry with deep purple, velvety foliage. New growth is red, giving the shrub an interesting accent. Fruit is red and sparse. Its small size makes it ideal for the perennial border or the front of a shrub border. Tolerates dry conditions well.
HT: 2’ SPREAD: 3’ ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Foliage interest
Barberry Orange Rocket
Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' PP18,411 -- An exciting barberry variety selected for its upright growth in addition to foliage colors in vivid shades of red and orange. New growth emerges radiant with orange-red tones deepening to dark red. Light yellow flowers in the spring are followed by small crimson fruit.
HT: 4' SPREAD: 2-3' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Intense fall foliage
Burning Bush Dwarf
Euonymus alatus ‘Compactis’- Dwarf form. Bushy and compact, corky barked plant. Excellent for hedges. Brilliant fall color.
HT: 5-6' SPREAD: 5-8' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Excellent fall color
Burning Bush Winged
Euonymus alatus—Beautiful rounded shrub with yellow flowers in May-June. Known best for its long lasting fiery red fall color. Corky wings on the branches provide additional winter interest. Good for borders, accents and screens.
HT: 10' SPREAD: 8-12' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Intense fall foliage
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' -- A compact form of Clethra. Valued for its summer flower, tolerance of heavy shade, and moist situations. Attractive lustrous deep green foliage. 1994 PA Gold Medal Award Winner.
HT: 3-5' SPREAD: 4-5' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
Clethra Ruby Spice
Rich rose flowers that hold their color with lustrous dark green leaves. Will tolerate wet conditions, and has a slow to medium growth rate.
HT: 4-6' SPREAD: 3-4' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Sun to Shade
FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies
Coralberry Candy Sensation
For gardeners who are on the lookout for shrubs that provide winter interest after most flowers and leaves are gone, Snow Berries rate high on the list. Plump, candy-pink berries ripen in early fall, as the last of summers' small pink flowers swell into pearls.
HT: 2-3' SPREAD: 2-3' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Winter berries
Coralberry Sweet Sensation
The prime value of this shrub is in the striking clusters of ivory-white berries with a soft pink blush along the bare branches; arching fruit-laden branches are highly effective in winter without the foliage, prized for cut flower arrangement
HT: 2-3' SPREAD: 2-3' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun/Shade
FEATURES: Attract pollinators
Dogwood Alleman's Compact
Cornus alba ‘Alleman’s Compact’- Deep wine-red stem color and compact form. A four-season beauty with white blossoms in May, pleasant green foliage in summer, giving way to bright red berries in fall and finally the outstanding winter stem color. Excellent for mass planting and also an effective bank cover. Good plant for wildlife.
HT: 4-5' SPREAD: 4-5' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Four season plant
Dogwood Garden Glow
Brilliant lime green foliage in summer and burgundy red and pinkish fall color makes this a great selection for all seasons. It's smaller size and slower growth habit makes this red twig dogwood a good choice for smaller residential landscapes.Bright red winter twig color adds wonderful color to any winter landscape.
HT: 3-4' SPREAD: 3' ZONE: 2 LIGHT: Shade
FEATURES: Attracts birds
Dogwood Ivory Halo
Cornus alba ‘Bailhalo’—This naturally compact plant has white flowers in spring, variegated green and white foliage in summer and attractive red twigs in winter. Fine textured shrub is excellent for smaller planting areas.
HT: 5-6' SPREAD: 5-6' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Attractive winter twig
Dogwood Red Twigged
Cornus baileyi—This popular accent plant has white flowers in spring, followed by attractive blue fruit in late summer and reddish-purple fall color. The bright red stems add color to the winter landscape. Shade tolerant.
HT: 8-10' SPREAD: 8-10' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Four season plant
Flowering Plum Double
This hardy, vigorous growing, large shrub is noted for its double pink flowers produced in profusion in April-May. Forms a rounded shape with medium green foliage in summer that develops a yellowish-bronze fall color.
HT: 10-12' SPREAD: 10-12' ZONE: 2 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Beautiful pink blooms
Forsythia Northern Sun
Forsythia ‘Northern Sun’— Produces a spectacular display of flowers following winter temperatures of -30 degrees. The clear yellow flowers appear before foliage in late April. A vigorous grower. It is adapted to a wide range of soils and has no serious pests. Plant in full sun to encourage free flowering.
HT: 8-10' SPREAD: 7-9' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Winter Interest
Honeysuckle Bush Dwarf
Diervilla lonicera -- Excellent for mass plantings and slopes. Foliage is free of disease and insect problems. Small yellow flowers in late spring or early summer. Does well in sandy and dry soils.
HT: 3' SPREAD: 3-4' ZONE: 3 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Very hardy
Philadelphus coronaries ‘Aureus’—Fragrant white flowers bloom in the spring, set off by golden-yellow foliage. Relative freedom from disease and the ability to thrive in dry conditions make them attractive to the novice landscaper.
HT: 3-6' SPREAD: 4-5' ZONE: 4 LIGHT: Full Sun
FEATURES: Spring flowers