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Aronia (Aronia) melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic' (Autumn Magic Chokeberry)

Upright growth. Fragrant white flowers in the spring, followed by clusters of large, edible, dark blue to black berries which persist on the plant through winter. Glossy dark green foliage turns to shades of red and purple in the fall. Hardy. Self pollinating. Excellent in mixed or shrub border, as a hedge. Attracts birds.

  • Height: 3'-5'
  • Spread: 2'-4'
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Aronia (Aronia) melanocarpa 'Elata' (Glossy Black Chokeberry)

Native to North America. Grows into an upright plant which is very winter hardy and has dark green, healthy foliage which turns a brilliant red in fall. Not bothered by insects or disease. Covered by clusters of small white flowers in spring. Flowers followed by clusters of dark blue to black fruit which persist into the winter. Fruit is edible and often made into a healthy juice, syrup or jelly. Self pollinating. Good in mixed border, shrub border, hedge, or as an accent or specimen plant.

  • Height: 4'-6'
  • Spread: 4'-6'
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Berberis (Barberry) thunbergii 'BailJulia' (Toscana™ Barberry)

Toscana™ Barberry’s large showy foliage emerges red in spring with a fine, bright yellow margin. The margin eventually fades through summer, but the foliage remains red. The red color darkens in autumn, taking on burgundy tones. This barberry forms an upright shrub with arching branches.

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  • Height: 3'-5'
  • Spread: 2'-4'
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Berberis (Barberry) thunbergii 'Concorde' (Japanese Concorde Barberry)

Offers some of the deepest maroon-purple foliage available, which turns slightly reddish in the fall. Small yellow flowers followed by bright red berries. Rounded shape. Drought tolerant and pest resistant. Plant in full sun for best color. Use as foundation plant, or along a border.

  • Height: 2'-3'
  • Spread: 2'-3'
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Berberis (Barberry) thunbergii 'Limoncello' (Limoncello Barberry)

Forming a tidy, round mound, this new barberry has striking chartreuse foliage with an unusual red, almost dotted, pattern around the margin. The fall foliage is orange, yellow and red. The small size and habit make it perfect as an accent plant in foundation plantings.

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  • Height: 3'-4'
  • Spread: 3'-4'
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Berberis (Barberry) thunbergii v. atropurpurea 'Moretti Select' (Cabernet Barberry)

First Editions series. Extremely dense, compact, mounding shrub which requires no pruning. Bright crimson new growth changes with maturity to a rich burgundy-purple color. Drought tolerant once established. Excellent for use in a rock garden or as a border plant. Bright red fruit in fall. Highly tolerant of urban environments.

  • Height: 2'-3'
  • Spread: 2'-3'
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Berberis (Barberry) thunbergii v. atropurpurea 'Nana' (Crimson Pygmy Barberry)

Mounded, reddish-purple leafed shrub. New growth is red in color. Beadlike, bright red berries stud branches in the fall through the winter. Excellent as a specimen, in groups, or as an accent. Color stays best in full sun. Requires little trimming. Dislikes wet feet.

  • Height: 2'-3'
  • Spread: 2'-3'
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Buxus (Boxwood) microphylla x. B. sempervirens 'Wilson Northern Charm' (Wilson Northern Charm Boxwood)

Best in filtered sun, although it performs well in full sun, as well as shaded locations. Uniform compact and rounded habit with no winter burn. Excellent cold hardiness. Semi-glossy, emerald green foliage develops appealing bluish cast during growing season, changing to a rich bronze-green during winter. An outstanding choice for traditional formal hedges and border plantings. Easily transplanted. Avoid wet sites.

  • Height: 3'-4'
  • Spread: 4'-5'
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Cephalanthus (Buttonbush) Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Bailoptics' PPAF (First Editions® Fiber Optics™ Buttonbush)

Fiber Optics™ is a distinct improvement over the coarser Cephalanthus occidentalis that grows twice the size of this compact selection. Native from Florida to Mexico and north to Nova Scotia and Ontario, buttonbush is quite happy in moist conditions, tolerating flooding and wet spring soil. As such it is often used in wetland restoration work, along streams and pond banks. It’s also a great plant for low areas in the landscape that don’t dry out until late in the season. Pollinators love the fragrant, creamy white, ball-shaped flowers and many species of waterfowl eat the seed.

  • Height: 5-6'
  • Spread: 5-6'
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Chaenomeles (Quince) speciosa 'Texas Scarlet' (Texas Scarlet Quince)

Low growing, compact, rounded shrub with dark glossy green foliage and a spreading habit. Fiery scarlet flowers before green leaves appear. Attractive plant for a spring garden. Almost thornless. Fruits can be used for preserves. Does well in dry situations.

  • Height: 3'-4'
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Clethra (Clethra) alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (Ruby Spice Clethra)

Also known as Pepper Bush. Fragrant, bottlebrush-like rose pink flowers that bloom in late summer and are very attractive to butterflies. Densely branched, rounded shrub. Serrate dark green leaves. Yellow brown fall color. Mass or group in foundations or shrub borders.

  • Height: 4'-6'
  • Spread: 3'-5'
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Cornus (Dogwood) alba 'Bailhalo' (Ivory Halo Redtwig Dogwood)

Variegated leaves (white margin) provide beautiful color and texture during the growing season.  Stems gradually turn a rich, deep red in the fall, which provide a striking contrast to the white snow. Fruit is small and blue-white in color and attractive to birds. Compact habit.  Prune out the oldest branches each year as newer growth produces the best stem color.

  • Height: 5'-6'
  • Spread: 5'-6'
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Cornus (Dogwood) alba 'Minbat' (Baton Rouge Redtwig Dogwood)

First Editions™ series. Naturally compact, bushy habit with vivid red stems. White spring flowers are followed by white berries that birds love. Medium green leaves that turn reddish purple in fall. Provides year round interest for any landscape.

  • Height: 4'-5'
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Cornus (Dogwood) Cornus alba 'Red Gnome' (Red Gnome Dogwood)

A very tight branching, compact red twigged dogwood, with slender, deep green leaves tinged with red which turn crimson red in the fall. Clusters of white flowers bloom in mid spring and small blue fruits ripen mid to late fall attracting hungry birds.

  • Height: 3-4'
  • Spread: 3-4'
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Cornus (Dogwood) sericea 'Baileyii' (Bailey Redtwig Dogwood)

Loose, broad spreading shrub with red branches. Tolerates wet soils and shade. Twigs are bright red and provide excellent winter interest. Vigorous grower. Very adaptable. Fruit appears in early summer and persists through fall.

  • Height: 8'-10'
  • Spread: 8'-10'
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  • Attracts Birds
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    Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Shade
  • Wet Soils