Woody Ornamentals

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  • Cornus alternifolia Pagoda dogwood Z 4-7

    Small tree with horizontal branches in flat tiers & a flat top, like the roof of a pagoda, bearing fragrant white flowers in early summer & blue berries on red stems against maroon leaves in fall.

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    Small tree with horizontal branches in flat tiers & a flat top, like the roof of a pagoda, bearing fragrant white flowers in early summer & blue berries on red stems against maroon leaves in fall.

    Size: 15-30’ x 15-30’
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil – great understory tree.
    Native: Canada to GA, west to MN – WI native
    Wildlife Value: Spring azure butterfly caterpillar. 34+ birds (incl. Northern flicker, Woodpeckers & Bluebirds,) eat the fruits.
    Awards: Great Plants for Great Plains

    Alternifolia means leaves alternating on stem. Collected before 1753. Cherokee chewed bark for headaches, sore throat, worms, measles & diarrhea. Poltice topically applied on ulcers & a decoction for colds & cough.

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  • Cornus kousa Kousa dogwood Z. 5-8

    Audacious, snow white 4” bracts for 4-6 weeks in June & July cover shrub’s horizontal branches, followed by crimson fruit in late summer & scarlet foliage in fall.

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    Audacious, snow white 4” bracts for 4-6 weeks in June & July cover shrub’s horizontal branches, followed by crimson fruit in late summer & scarlet foliage in fall.

    Can not ship to: Maryland

    Size: 15’ x 15’
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil Prune: little required, done in late winter
    Native: Asia
    Awards: Cary Award Distinctive Plants for New England

    Called Yamaboushi in its native Japan. In 1861 George Rogers Hall, residing in Yokohama, sent the 1st Cornus kousa seed to America from Japan. Francis Parkman sowed the seeds in his garden in Jamaica Plain MA garden. By the 1890’s 2 nurseries sold it in the U.S. – Parsons & Sons Co. and Yokohama Nursery. “Chinese” Wilson introduced the variety var. chinensis from Hupei Province in central China in 1907.

  • Corylus americana American Hazelnut, Filbert Z 4-9

    In spring, showy male flowers on 2-3" long catkins. Female flowers appear in small, reddish catkins grow into half inch long, egg-shaped edible nuts. Fall color ranges from orange, rose, purplish red, yellow and green.

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    In spring, showy male flowers on 2-3″ long catkins. Female flowers appear in small, reddish catkins grow into half inch long, egg-shaped edible nuts. Fall color ranges from orange, rose, purplish red, yellow and green.

    Size: 10-16’ x 8-1’
    Care: sun in any soil
    Native: E. North America including Wisconsin
    Wildlife Value: Exceptionally high value to wildlife. Pheasant, Quail, Turkey, Grouse, Turkey & Blue Jay and small animals eat the nuts. Pollen source for bees, host to many caterpillars both butterflies and moths. Branches make good nesting sites for songbirds. Black walnut tolerant.

    Described by Thomas Walter in 1788. Food for several Native American tribes. Medicinal for Cherokee, Iroquois, Menominee, Meskwaki and Ojibwa, to remedy hives, fever, headaches, pain of baby’s teething, hay fever and induce vomiting.

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  • Cotoneaster apiculatus Cranberry cotoneaster Z 5-7

    White flowers followed by bright red berries lasting all winter. Glossy, leathery foliage tinges bronze in fall.

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    White flowers followed by bright red berries lasting all winter. Glossy, leathery foliage tinges bronze in fall.

    Size: 3’ x 7’
    Care: Sun in moist well-drained soil. Blooms on new wood so can prune in spring. Pruning promotes bushy plant and increased flowering.
    Native: SW China

    Collected by E.H.Wilson before 1916 who described it as “forming neat mounds . . . straddled with scarlet berries in the fall and winter.”

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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.

  • 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.