Woody Ornamentals

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  • Ribes aureum syn. Ribes odoratum Clove currant Z 3-8

    yellow flowers smother the shrub

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    Early to mid spring yellow flowers smother the shrub, giving off the most sweet, clove-scented fragrance – heavenly.  Ships only in spring.

    Size: 6' x 6'
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Immune to Walnut toxins.
    Native: west-central US
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

    Found by Meriwether Lewis in 2 locations -“near the narrows of the Columbia.” April 16, 1806, now Klickitat County, Washington, and on July 29, 1805 in Montana.  Many different tribes ate the berries – Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Klamath, Montana, Paiute & Ute.  Others, Shoshone and Paiute, used the shrub’s inner bark to heal sores and swellings.  English plantsman Wm. Robinson declared that it “deserves to be more commonly grown.” (1933)

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  • Rosa rubrifolia syn. Rosa glauca Z 3-9

    Medium pink single blooms in spring. Purplish foliage bearing red-purple hips in autumn.

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    Medium pink single blooms in spring. Purplish foliage bearing red-purple hips in autumn.

    Size: 7’ x 4’
    Care: Full sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Disease resistant.
    Native: Central Europe
    Awards: Plant Select; Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick & Great Plants for Great Plains; Royal Botanical Society Award of Garden Merit

    In garden cultivation since 1830

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  • Rubus odoratus Flowering raspberry Z 2-8

    Purple-pink saucer shaped flowers all summer

    $15.95/bareroot

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    Purple-pink saucer shaped flowers from June to October.  Rarely seen shrub.

    Size: 7-8' x 8'
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Immune to Walnut toxins.
    Native: Eastern North America

    For sale in an English catalog in 1730. William Robinson praised the flowering raspberry as bearing  “large clusters of rich purple flowers. Bearing scented leaves, the leaves and not the flowers being fragrant.”

  • Salix discolor Pussy willow Z 4-8

    Grown for its fuzzy catkins appearing in late winter before the leaves emerge

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    Grown for its fuzzy catkins appearing in late winter before the leaves emerge

    Size: 15-20’ x 12-15’
    Care: full sun, prefers moist soil but tolerates well-drained soil
    Native: E. No. America incl. WI
    Wildlife Value: Important food source for many pollinator bees incl. honey bees. Pussy willows attract queens looking for a location for a new colony. Host to caterpillars of cecropia moth and red-spotted purple, tiger swallowtail & viceroy butterflies.

    The name Salix is from “salio” meaning “to leap or dance, because of its quick growth.” Gardeners Dictionary, 1768. This species introduced to cultivation by German plant hunter Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg in late 1700’s-early 1800’s. Willows contain salicin, the pain-killer in aspirin, and used since ancient Greece to relieve pain.

  • Spiraea alba Meadowsweet, Du Roi Z 3-7

    This short shrub sports white flower spikes 4” long blooming from June to August, deadhead for rebloom.

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    This short shrub sports white flower spikes 4” long blooming from June to August, deadhead for rebloom.

    Size: 3-4’ x 3-4’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Northeastern 2/3 of North America, WI native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies & hosts caterpillars of Spring azure butterflies

    1st described in literature in 1772.  Algonquin made a medicinal tea with Meadowsweet’s leaves and stems.  Iroquois administered a decoction of mashed and powdered dry roots to remedy pain in the sides.

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  • Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry Z 2-7

    Pinkish white bell shaped flowers in June-July give way to coral-red berries in fall Berries persist through winter, giving colorful interest and food for the birds.

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    Pinkish white bell shaped flowers in June-July give way to coral-red berries in fall
    Berries persist through winter, giving colorful interest and food for the birds.

    Size: 2’-5’ x 4-8’
    Care: Full sun to full shade in well-drained soil.
    Native: Eastern US from NY south to eastern TX, west to SD & CO.
    Wildlife Value: attracts birds, bees and other pollinators.

    Was classified simultaneously by Michaux, Linnaeus, and finally Moench (1794) whose designation is used today.

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  • Syringa vulgaris Lilac, French lilac Z. 4-8 SHRUB/SMALL TREE

    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring

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    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring

    Can not ship to: Maryland

    Size: 20’ x 15’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: SE Europe, Caucasus to Afghanistan

    Introduced to European from its native Turkey by Viennese ambassador De Busbecq (1522-1592).  Grown  in Jefferson’s garden at Monticello and Washington’s Mount Vernon.  By 1850 “found in almost every (American) garden.”  Breck (1851)  ‘Alba’ listed in Tradescant the Elder’s 1634 list as “Lilac Matthioli.” Elias Ashmole’s manuscript, “trees found in Mrs. Tradescants ground when it came into my possession (1662) as ‘Syringa alba.’ ”  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

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  • Vaccinium angustifolium Lowbush Blueberry Z 2-6

    The true native bearing small, intensely flavored blueberries

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    Urn-shaped white flowers in May & June turn to glossy blue berries.  Foliage turns fiery red in fall.  The true native, bearing small, intensely flavored blueberries.

    Size: 2-12” x 3’ spreading by runners
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained, very acidic soil. Mulch, roots shallow & wide spreading.
    Native: entire NE of No. America as far west as Minnesota & South to N. Carolina, Wisconsin native.
    Wildlife Value: Food source for moth caterpillars, terrestrial turtles & numerous birds (Turkey, Blue Jay, Bluebird, Wood thrush & Robins.)
    Awards: Cary Award Distinctive Plants for New England

    Described in literature, 1789. Many Native Americans ate the berries (fresh or dried) or mixed berries with other ingredients for food: Algonquin, Chippewa, Iroquois, Ojibwa & Menominee.  A few ate the flowers.  Algonquin made medicine from the leaves and roots for colic, miscarriages & inducing labor. Chippewa put dried flowers on hot stones to inhale the fumes for “craziness.”
    Blueberries are our native superfood, high in antioxidants, fiber & Vitamin C, while low in calories.