Woody Ornamentals

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  • Hydrangea arborescens Z 4-9

    Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

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    Hydrangea arborescens  Z 4-9
    Gray-brown stems are clad with opposite, broad egg-shaped to rounded, sharply toothed, dark green leaves with pale green undersides. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5’
    Care: Shade to sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune back in early spring to 12-16” above the soil level.
    Native: Southeastern U.S.
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit.

    H. arborescens was initially found in the 1730’s by Virginian John Clayton. Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel referring to the cup shaped fruit. This flowered in England for Peter Collinson in 1746.

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  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Pee-Gee hydrangea Z 4-8

    In July and August, conical shaped heads, white fading to blush – spectacular.

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    Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’  Pee-Gee hydrangea    Z 4-8
    In July and August, conical shaped heads, white fading to blush – spectacular.

    Size: 4-5’ x 8’
    Care: Moist to moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade Prune: In late winter or early spring remove old inactive wood and last season's green growth. Cut back branches to control the height and spread of the shrub and create more dense growth. Cut old wood down to the crown of the plant and place all cuts on newer wood at the desired height, 1/4 inch above a leaf node or bud.
    Native: Russia and Asia
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel referring to the cup shaped fruit. Von Siebold introduced H. paniculata from its native Japan in 1862. Five years later he introduced the variety ‘Grandiflora.’ The Wisconsin Horticultural Society recommended growing this in cemeteries and on lawns in 1896 – 1902.

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  • Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf hydrangea Z 5-9

    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

    $14.95/bareroot

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    Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf hydrangea Z 5-9
    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

    Size: 4-5’ x 10’ slowly spreading by suckers.
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: SE US

    Collected in central Georgia by William Bartram c. 1775. Bartram, “most significant American nature writer before Thoreau,” traveled the wilderness of the SE, then colonies, now US, mostly alone, sometimes with his famous father, John Bartram. William wrote about and painted the flora, native Americans, animals and insects.

  • Hypericum kalmianum Kalm’s St. Johns wort SHRUB Z 4-7

    Yellow saucers with a puff of showy stamens in mid to late summer

    $17.95/bareroot

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    Hypericum kalmianum   Kalm’s St. Johns wort  SHRUB  Z 4-8
    Yellow saucers with a puff of showy stamens in mid to late summer, compliment the glaucous blue leaves on this small mounding, evergreen shrub.

    Size: 3-4’ x 3-4’
    Care: sun to shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Blooms on new growth so prune in late winter to early spring as far back as you wish.
    Native: Quebec to WI, S. to IL
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees and butterflies
    Awards: Great Plants for Great Plains

    The name Hypericum comes from Greek hyper  meaning “above”, and eikon, meaning “icon or image”. The yellow flowers of some species were placed above images to ward off evil spirits, and according to legend, Satan pierced the leaves in revenge. This species collected by & named for Peter Kalm, Swedish plant hunter, on his expedition in North America before 1753.  Offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.