Woody Ornamentals

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  • Cotoneaster multiflorus Showy cotoneaster Z 4-8

    Big specimen fountain-shaped shrub with arching stems covered with small leaves, in spring large white flowers and in fall yellow leaves set off spectacular red fruit persisting into winter. Great screen plant.

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    Big specimen fountain-shaped shrub with arching stems covered with small leaves, in spring large white  flowers and in fall yellow leaves set off spectacular red fruit persisting into winter. Great screen plant.

    Size: 10’ x 10’
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Western China.

    In China called shui xun zi. Collected by 1830.

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  • Diervilla lonicera Northern bush honeysuckle Z 3-7

    Lemon yellow flowers on this short shrub June to August. In fall its foliage turns dark red for the final fireworks’ display. Great shrub for tough, dry shady areas.

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    Lemon yellow flowers on this short shrub June to August.  In fall its foliage turns dark red for the final fireworks’ display.  Great shrub for tough, dry shady areas.

    Size: 3’ x 3’ spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern half of US & Canada incl. WI.
    Wildlife Value: nectar source for Bumblebees. Birds make nests from the branches and eat the fruits

    Used medicinally by numerous Native Americans – Algonquin, Chippewa, Cree, Iroquois, Menominee, Meskwaki, Ojibwa and Potawatomi.  Used as remedy for sore eyes, diuretic, “old men who cannot retain urine,” constipation, stomach pain, increase breast milk, to “spoiled babies with adulterous mother,” STDs, and vertigo. Native American Ethnobotany.  Botanist to France’s king, Tournefort named this to honor Dr. N. Dierville, a surgeon, who carried this from Acadia (Canada) to France in 1699.

  • Elsholtzia stauntonii  Chinese mint shrub  Z 4-8

    Tube-shaped purple flowers ascend in spires in fall on this subshrub that dies back in colder areas to regrow from the roots in spring. Valuable for its late bloom and fragrant foliage.

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    Tube-shaped purple flowers ascend in spires in fall on this subshrub that dies back in colder areas to regrow from the roots in spring. Valuable for its late bloom and fragrant foliage.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5'
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: hills, mountainsides and river banks in Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, China

    Naemd for name Prussian horticultulurist and doctor Johann Sigismund Elsholtz (1623-1688). This species described in 1833.

  • Euonymus carnosus Flesh-flowered Spindletree Z 4-7

    Small tree bearing white flowers in spring turning to red berries in fall. Glossy foliage turns purple in fall.

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    Small tree bearing white flowers in spring turning to red berries in fall. Glossy foliage turns purple in fall.

    Size: 8-12' x 6'
    Care: Sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & birds

    Collected by 1886

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  • Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf fothergilla Z 5-9

    Honey-scented ivory bottlebrushes, made up of long stamens, 2” tall in spring, leaves turn jewel toned red, purple & orange in fall.

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    Honey-scented ivory bottlebrushes, made up of long stamens, 2” tall in spring, leaves turn jewel toned red, purple & orange in fall.

    Size: 2-3’ x 2-6’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained, acidic soil. Pruning not recommended.
    Native: NC south to MS & west to TN
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Award of Merit, Great Plant Pick Award from Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden

    Collected before 1750’s by John Bartram and offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.  Genus named to honor Dr. John Fothergill (1712-1781) avid English plant collector & friend of Peter Collinson. And species named to honor Dr. Alexander Garden, (1730-1791) a colonial Scotsman who lived in the Carolinas.

  • Heptacodium miconioides Seven son flower Z 5-9

    Fragrant white flowers August –September then large clusters of burgundy calyces surround the fruit capsules as showy as the flowers on this large shrub or small tree. Ornamental tan and red-brown peeling bark and glossy heart-shaped leaves.

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    Fragrant white flowers August –September then large clusters of burgundy calyces surround the fruit capsules as showy as the flowers on this large shrub or small tree. Ornamental tan and red-brown peeling bark and glossy heart-shaped leaves. “Avant Gardener” newsletter September 2011, calls it the “two-bloom tree,” saying, “more and more praise is being lavished on a rare late-flowering shrub/tree … even more showy (than the panicles of fragrant white flowers) is its ‘second bloom’, consisting of red-purple calyxes which remain after the flowers fall…well into October.” Also recommended by Harvard Arnold Arboretum’s curator of living collections.

    Size: 15’ x 10-12’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil. Prune in late winter to make it bushy, maintain shape or reduce size.
    Native: China
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies & bees, Deer resistant.
    Awards: Cary Award Distinctive Plants for New England & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold

    Hepta means seven because each inflorescence has 7 flowers, and codium means flower. Collected initially by E H Wilson in 1907.

  • Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon Z 5-9

    Bodacious blooms of white and magenta July to September

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    Bodacious blooms of white and magenta July to September

    Can not ship to: Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia and West Virginia

    Size: 8-10’ x 6-8’
    Care: sun to part shade in most any soil.
    Native: China and India

    Grown in the Eichstätt Garden, the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria, c. 1600.   Grown by Tradescant the Elder in England – 1634. Chinese used the flowers and leaves to make tea.  George Washington planted these near the serpentine bowling alley.

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  • Holodiscus discolor Creambush, Ocean spray Z 5-10

    Multistemmed shrub with dense, elegant pyramidal clusters of arching cream-colored flowers in early to mid summer. Leaves tint red in fall.

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    Multi-stemmed shrub with dense, elegant pyramidal clusters of arching cream-colored flowers in early to mid summer. Leaves tint red in fall.

    Size: 4-8’ x 8’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Montana to Colorado west to the Pacific.
    Wildlife Value: nectar for hummingbirds, food for butterfly caterpillars, bird habitat.

    Hard and durable wood was used to make digging sticks, spears, harpoon shafts, bows, and arrows by nearly all coastal Native groups. A few used the wood to make sticks to barbeque salmon, fish hooks, needles for weaving and knitting, Pegs were made to use like nails. Others made wood intoarmor plating and canoe paddles.
    A few Natives made an infusion of boiled fruit to cure diarrhea, measles, chickenpox and as a blood tonic.  Collected by Meriwether Lewis in today’s Idaho on the Clearwater River, May 29, 1806 en route back east on  the Lewis and Clark Expedition.