Woody Ornamentals

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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.

  • Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ Z 4-9

    Late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green

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    Flowering from late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green. Toughest, easiest hydrangea to grow.

    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: species in Southeastern U.S. This variety found in southern IL
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award.

    Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning “water” and aggeion meaning “vessel” referring to the cup shaped fruit. ‘Annabelle,’ the showy form, first collected around 1900 near Anna Illinois.  The dried root was used as medicine – as a cathartic and diuretic.

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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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    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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    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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