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Ornamental Shrubs N - S

Ninebark Amber Jubilee
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Jefam' PPAF -- Selected for its striking foliage, in glowing tones of orange, yellow and gold. Rounded and dense in habit, this shrub with its bold array of colors will stand out in your garden border or make for an eye-catching hedge. Delicate white blooms are produced in spring and fall foliage is highlighted with tones of red and purple, making this ninebark appealing over the entire season.


HT: 5-6'            SPREAD: 7-9'       ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                              

FEATURES: Winter Interest

Ninebark Center Glow

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow' PP16,894 -- This tree form ninebark has amazing color. Bright burgundy-red foliage adds color all season long and the new leaves emerge with a glowing yellow-green color. Flowers in spring with creamy-white blossoms. Especially nice with yellow foliage plants.


HT: 5-6'            SPREAD: 4-5'      ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Chameleon foliage

Ninebark Dart's Gold

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold' -- A hardy, attractive plant for its color contrast. Very nice in the foundation or as a border planting. More refined, compact growing form of golden ninebark with excellent yellow foliage. White flowers and red fruit.


HT: 4-5'            SPREAD: 4-5'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Red berries

Ninebark Diablo
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’—This compact, upright grower has showy reddish-purple foliage all season long. Creamy-white flowers bloom in spring and produce red
berries in autumn. An attractive, hardy landscape plant for color contrast. 


HT: 8-10'          SPREAD: 8-10'     ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Red berries

Ninebark Little Devil
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Donna May' PP22,634 -- First Editions® Little Devil™ Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolis‘Donna May’) is an innovative 2011 introduction that possesses a compact habit and is hardy like the species. The compact size requires little to no pruning and lends itself to be utilized as a specimen plant or a hedge. 

HT: 3-4'            SPREAD: 3-4'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               


Ninebark Summer Wine

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' PP14,821 -- Improved variety of ninebark with neat, compact branching and fine, deeply cut, dark crimson-red leaves. Requires little pruning. Pinkish-white flowers in mid-summer show nicely against the dark foliage.


HT: 5-6'            SPREAD: 5-6'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Color contrast

Potentilla Abotts Wood

Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood' -- An excellent potentilla from Holland with few insect or disease problems. Large, pure white flowers bloom from early spring to late fall. Good for foundation plantings or low hedges. 


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 2-3'       ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: White blooms

Potentilla Dakota Sun Spot

Potentilla fruticosa 'Fargo' -- An excellent introduction from North Dakota State University. Compact variety with deep golden, 1" flowers produced profusely all season.


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 4-5'       ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Golden blooms

Potentilla Forever Gold

Potentilla fruticosa var purdomii 'Forever Gold' -- A breakthrough in potentilla, starts blooming in early May and will continue through October. Bright, golden-yellow flowers cover the medium textured bright green foliage, literally all season long.


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 2-3'        ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Golden blooms

Potentilla Mango Tango

Potentilla fruticosa 'UMan' PP12,258 -- Striking bi-color flowers that display shades of orange and red radiating from the center of the flower petal over a base color of deep yellow. The red of the flowers intensifies during cooler weather; conversely, hot weather may signal a softening of the color.


HT: 2'               SPREAD: 2'           ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Bi-color blooms

Potentilla McKay's White

Potentilla fruticosa 'McKay's White' -- An introduction from McKay Nursery. A sport of 'Katherine Dykes' with creamy white flowers that hold up well. A nice alternate to 'Abbotswood'. 


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 2-3'        ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: White blooms

Potentilla Pink Beauty

Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty' PP9,874 -- This floriferous introduction from the University of Manitoba has clear pink flowers and bright green foliage that is bushy and full. The flower color normally holds well, but will fade when nights are extremely hot.  


HT: 2'               SPREAD: 2'           ZONE: 2           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Pink Blooms

Sandcherry Purple Leaf

Prunus x cistena -- Grown from cuttings, which eliminates troublesome suckers. Flowers in the spring are pink and fragrant. Very hardy. Excellent accent plant. 


HT: 6-8'            SPREAD: 5-6'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Spring flowers

Spirea Ash Leaf
The neat mound of rich green foliage provides the ideal backdrop for tight clusters of brilliant white flowers in spring. Foliage becomes gold, red and purple in autumn. Fantastic en masse, lining a walkway or as a foundation plant.


HT: 3-4'            SPREAD: 3-4'        ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Fall interest

Spirea Bridal Wreath
Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’—This ornamental shrub is valued for its graceful form and pure white flowers. It has a fountain or vase shape and blooms profusely in May. The disease resistant foliage looks great all season and has a burgundy fall color. 

HT: 5-7'            SPREAD: 6-8'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Profuse white blooms

Spirea Gold Flame
Spiraea x bumalda ‘Goldflame’—This trouble-free plant is covered with bright crimson flowers during the summer months. The bright golden-yellow spring foliage turns a light yellowish-green color in summer and then a radiant copper
orange in fall. 


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 3-4'       ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Chameleon foliage

Spirea Gold Mound

Spiraea ‘Goldmound’—This dense compact plant has bright yellow leaves all season long with clusters of bright pink flowers in June-July. Outstanding as a color accent or
for contrast in the foundation planting. Excellent pinkish-red fall color. 


HT: 2-3'            SPREAD: 2-3'     ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Profuse pink flowers

Spirea Golden Elf
Spiraea japonica 'Golden Elf' PP12,025 -- Deciduous low growing compact shrub. Great choice for a rock garden due to its intense color and small compact habit.


HT: 6-8"            SPREAD: 2'        ZONE: 4            LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Eye catcher

Spirea Magic Carpet
Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet' -- Vibrant red shoots emerge in spring and mature into rich bronze, red-tipped foliage. Clusters of deep pink flowers cover the plant in early summer and contrast nicely with the foliage. In fall the foliage takes on rich russet tones that remain colorful well into November. 

HT: 18”             SPREAD: 2’          ZONE: 3           LIGHT: Full to Part Sun                  

FEATURES: Unique foliage

Spirea Mellow Yellow
Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon' -- A low-maintenance, multi-season flowering shrub that has arching stems lined with small white flowers in early spring, then willowy yellow foliage in summer, then orange/russet fall foliage.


HT: 3-5'            SPREAD: 5-6'        ZONE: 4           LIGHT: Full Sun / Part Shade        

FEATURES: Great texture

Spirea Neon Flash 

Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash' -- Vigorous growth habit. Covered with bright cherry red flower clusters throughout the growing season. New growth has a tinge of purple before turning green.


HT: 3'                SPREAD: 3'           ZONE: 4           LIGHT: Full Sun                                 

FEATURES: Deer Resistant

Stephanandra Crispa
Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’—Small yellow-white flowers in June. Branches are slender and grow in a

zig-zag pattern. Use for dense compact ground cover, effective for erosion control. Native to Japan and Korea. Does well in light shade.

HT: 1-2'            SPREAD: 3-6'        
ZONES: 4        LIGHT: Part Shade                         

FEATURES: Ground cover

Sumac Tiger Eye
Rhus typhina ‘Baitiger’ – A beautiful golden-leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. New growth is a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing colors contrasting nicely with the rosy- pink leaf stems. The branches angle upward while the deeply cut leaflets drape downward, giving it a rather oriental look. Has magnificent fall colors of yellow, orange, and intense scarlet.
HT: 6'               SPREAD: 6'          
ZONE: 4           LIGHT: Full Sun                               

FEATURES: Drought resistant

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