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Shadblow Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

Round shaped leaves are grayish when emerging, changing to medium green in the summer. It is covered in white flowers in early spring. Red to purple-black berries appear in June, attracting birds.

Zone 4
Height to 6m (20')
Spread to 3m (10')

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Sunsation Barberry

Berberis thunbergii. ‘Monry’

This Barberry has golden foliage and a compact and dense growth habit. Tolerates moist soil conditions and moderately drought tolerant once established. Plant in full sun for best colour. Makes for a great low hedge.

Zone 4
Height to 1.25m (4')
Spread to 1.25m (4')

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Ruby Carousel Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Ruby Carousel'

A low, round shaped plant with reddish- purple foliage. Can be used as an accent, hedge or barrier plant because of its thorns. Red berries through the winter. It does well in a moist, well drained soil.

Zone 4
Height 1m (3')
Spread 1m (3')

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Royal Burgundy Barberry

A compact shrub with velvety, burgundy purple foliage. Foliage turns black-red in autumn.

Zone 4
Height 60cm
Spread 80cm

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Early Amethyst Beautyberry

Callicarpa dichotoma

Small lavender-pink blooms appear in the summer, followed by bright purple berries along its arching the branches in the fall.

Zone 5
Height to 1.25m (4')
Spread to 1.25m (4')

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Dark Knight Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonesis 'Dark Knight'

Silvery-gray, aromatic foliage with clusters of small, fluffy blue flowers in August-September. Low, mounding shrub that should be cut back every winter. Will tolerate dry situations. Attracts hummingbirds.

Zone5
Height60cm
Spread60cm

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Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles japonica ‘Toyo Nishiki’

Most unusual with pink, white-pink, white and solid red flowers. Tall upright growth habit. Flowering in late May to early June. Produces fruit for jam making.

Zone 4
Height to 1.5m (5')
Spread to 1m (3')

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Sixteen Candles Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Dense, mounded habit with glossy, green foliage. Large blooms appear 'candle like' and very fragrant. Prefers partial shade and moist soil. Resistant to pests and diseases. Fall colour is yellow.

Zone 4
Height to 5ft
Spread to 60cm

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Silver Edge Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Produces small, fragrant, white flowers in the spring and then sporadically in the summer. Brings year round interest to the garden with its purple-red branches.

Zone 2
Height to 1.5m (5')
Spread to 1.2m (4')

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Bud's Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

Unusual and attractive yellow bark making it an excellent contrast for the winter. Vigorous grower with glossy, green foliage that turns reddish-purple in the fall. White, star shaped flowers and a broad, rounded shape. White fruit. Good in wet locations and can help with soil erosion.

Zone2
Height2m (6.5')
Spread2.5m (8')

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Royal Purple Smokebush

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

A multi-stem form that produces tiny, yellow-ish flowers in the summer. Well known for its large, lasting, pink to purplish-pink, airy clusters that 'smoke' on the tree. Distinctive, wine coloured leaves turn to red in the fall.

Zone 5
Height 2.5m (8')
Spread 2.5m (8')

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Winter Heath

Erica carnea

Flowers appear in late winter, early spring. Low growing, ground cover excellent for sandy soil or foundation planting. Likes a moist, well- drained organic soil. Acid soil is best.

Zone 5
Height 30cm
Spread 60cm

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Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

Dense growth on its hardy, low growing cultivar makes an interesting contrast with its silver and green leaves. Foliage turns reddish-pink in the winter. May climb or sprawl. Can be shaped.

Zone 5
Height 1.2m
Spread 1m

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Northern Gold Forsythia

Forsythia ovata

Golden yellow in the spring. Green foliage appears after the flowers and will turn to yellow with a purple tinge in the fall. Tolerant of most soils.

Zone 4
Height to 2m (6.5')
Spread to 1.5m (5')

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Annabelle Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Large, solid, round flowers appear mid summer last until frost. Flowers are produced on new wood and need to be prunned each spring. Does not like dry locations.

Zone 2
Height to 4ft
Spread to 4ft

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Endless Summer Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer'

Blooms on new and old wood consistently therefore producing flowers all summer. Pink or blue blooms depending on soil acidity. Dead heading will encourage new blooms.

Zone 4
Height to 1.5m (5')
Spread to 1m (3')

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Pee Gee Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

This very popular shrub produces huge, cone shaped white flowers, changing to pink and bronze in August- October. Can be trained into a tree or grown as a shrub.

Zone 3
Height to 7ft
Spread to 8ft

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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy'

Enormous blooms start out creamy- vanilla- white, changing to a soft pink, and ripening to a strawberry-red. Colour last for three to four weeks.

Zone 4
Height to 8ft
Spread to 5ft

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Mountain Fire Pieris

Pieris japonica Mountain Fire

The fiery-red new growth is a sensational feature of this small, slow growing, evergreen shrub. It has drooping clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Zone 4
Height 1.75m (5.5')
Spread 1.5m (5')

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Beauty Bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Gray-brown bark on older stems exfoliates to give winter interest. Pale pink, bell-shaped flowers appear in May and June with attractive, creamy, throat markings, hanging from arching branches. Flowers resemble the snapdragon. Dark green foliage turns to reddish in the fall. Can grow in dry sandy soil.

Zone4
Height2m (6.5ft)
Spread2m (6.5ft)

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Tuxedo Weigela

Weigela x 'Tuxedo'

Bell shaped, true white blooms are an arresting contrast to the dark purple foliage.

Zone4
Height1m (3.2')
Spread1.2m (4')

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Vancouver Jade Bearberry

Arctostraphylos uva-ursi- 'Vancouver Jade'

Lush green foliage on red stems, and is an evergreen, ground cover. Clusters of fragrant flowers produce small, red fruit. Plant in a sandy, well-drained soil.

Zone4
Height30cm
Spread1.5m (5')

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Cherry Bomb Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Monomb’

This slow growing shrub has compact thorny branches which can be used for a low hedge or a single accent. Deep crimson foliage with bright red berries. Prefers full sun for best colour.

Zone 4
Height to 1.25m (4')
Spread to 1.25m (4')

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Rose Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

Ornamental shrub with a compact shape. Yellow flowers emerge in early spring. New growth is bright pink that turns to a mottled silver-pink to rose and eventually a deep maroon.

Zone 4
Height up to 1m
Spread to 80cm

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Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

Very attractive to butterflies. Blooms in later summer. Long fragrant flower spikes attract butterflies. Comes in a variety of colours.

Zone 5
Height to 1.5m (5')
Spread to 1.2m (4')

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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Flowers are a rich pink, very fragrant and will attract butterflies. Dark green foliage turns to a yellow fall colour.

Zone 3
Height to 2.2m (7')
Spread to 1.5m (5')

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Hummingbird Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

A dwarf, compact, rounded shrub with 10cm long, fragrant, white flowers that cover the plant for many weeks. Glossy, green foliage turns pale yellow in the fall.

Zone 3
Height to 80cm
Spread to 3ft

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Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera

The dark red branches are attractive in the winter. White cluster flowers in May, and produce white berries in the fall. Grows well in wet soils and is excellent for stabilizing slopes. A native shrub, its green foliage turns shades of red to orange and finally purple in the fall.

Zone 2
Height to 2m (6.5')
Spread to 2.5m (8')

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Young Lady Smokebush

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'

Lots of blooms even when its a young plant. Almost every shoot forms soft, frothy-pink 'puffs of smoke' that repeat from late spring until frost. Green foliage turns to a blend of yellow, orange and red in the fall.

Zone 4
Height 8ft
Spread 8ft

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Compact Lemoine Deutzia

Deutzia x lemoinei 'Compacta'

A compact shrub flowering in early June with lightly, fragrant, white blooms. A small, green-leaved shrub that is drought tolerant.

Zone 5
Height 3ft
Spread 4ft

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Dwarf Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Green foliage turns to an outstanding red fall colour. Small fruit capsules are generally hidden by the foliage.

Zone 4
Height to 1.75m (5.5')
Spread to 1.75m (5.5')

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The Bride Pearl Bush

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

Compact dwarf, vine like shrub with pearl like flower buds. Gray-green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Prefers slightly acid soil.

Zone 4
Height to 4ft
Spread to 4ft

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Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Multi-coloured blooms have reddish bases, orange centers and yellow tips. These fragrant flowers are wavy, with ribbon likes petals that appear on bare branches. This shrub becomes more wide spreading with age. Green foliage turns to a rich, orange-red fall colour.

Zone 5
Height to 5m (16')
Spread to 6m (19')

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Fire and Ice Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'

Blooms start off creamy white in early summer, turning pink mid summer, and becoming deep red in the fall. Heat and shade tolerant.

Zone 3
Height to 4ft
Spread to 8ft

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Phantom Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'

Huge creamy white flowers begin in July and bloom through to September. In August, the flowers start to change to deep pinks and greens for fabulous cut flowers.

Zone4
Height1.8m (6')
Spread1.8m (6')

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Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'

Covered with pinkish-white balls of flowers in mid May. Foliage may green up in the hot summer. Bark will exfoliate on mature plants.

Zone 3
Height to 2m (6.5')
Spread to 2m (6.5')

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Black Lace Elderberry

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Intense, purple-black foliage is finely cut, giving it an effect similar to that of a Japanese Maple. Soft pink flowers in the Spring are a great contrast to the dark foliage. Blackish- red berries appear in the fall and can be used for elderberry wine or jam.

Zone4
Height2m (6.5')
Spread2m (6.5')

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Bloomerang Lilac

Syringa x 'Penda'

This lilac blooms in the spring, then after a short rest during the heat of the summer, it flowers again right up until frost. Compact, mounded shaped shrub.

Zone3
Height1.2m (4')
Spread1.2m (4')

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Common Privet

Ligustrum vulgare

It has a white flower spikes in June and shiny, oblong, dark green leaves. Very dense growth and likes sandy loam to clay, well drained soil. A hardy shrub that is most commonly used as hedging or screening.

Zone5
Height2.5m (8ft)
Spread2.5m (8ft)

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Sunshine Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonesis 'Sunshine'

Amethyst blue flowers contrast with the bright yellow foliage for an outstanding late summer to early fall display. This attractive mounding shrub is stunning in mixed borders, perennial gardens. Attracts butterflies.

Zone5
Height60cm (2')
Spread60cm (2')

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Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Very distinctive and unique with bright lime blooms midsummer, holding this bright and refreshing colour into autumn, when the blooms change to rich deep pink. The blooms dry perfectly for indoor arrangements and for use in wreaths.

Zone3
Height2m (6.5')
Spread2m (6.5')

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Anthony Waterer Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

A splendid, dwarf shrub with broad, rose-pink, flat topped, clusters of flowers blooming in profusion. Bluish-green foliage turns reddish-purple in the fall. An indispensable plant for a foundation planting, hedging and shrub border.

Zone2
Height100cm (3')
Spread80cm (2.5')

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Berri Magic Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Berri Magic'

This selection is a combination of 'Blue Prince' and 'Blue Princess' holly grown together in the same pot to ensure pollination.

Zone5
Height200cm (6.5')
Spread175cm (5.5')