Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Small tree with showy foliage that opens warm red, then deepens to a rich purple in summer and finally changes to golden-orange in fall. Cloud-like, purple plumes of flowers appear in midsummer.

8-10' tall x 8-10' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Velvet Cloak Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’
Highly ornamental small tree or large shrub with dark purple foliage that is held throughout summer. Showy flower heads resemble puffs of smoke and appear in summer. Wonderful accent or specimen plant.

10-12' tall x 10-12' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’
Compact, rounded, deciduous shrub. Red, oval, serrated leaves turn lush green when mature. Flat-topped carmine pink flowers appear late spring to early summer. Excellent for borders or mass plantings.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Spiraea x vanhouttei
Upright slender arching branches create a fountain-like form that holds blue-green leaves. Showy white flower clusters make this a spectacular spring accent. Good accent plant for the border or in mass plantings.

6' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Goldmound Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda ‘Goldmound’
Low growing, deciduous shrub. Has golden leaves that fade to yellowish green in summer and to yellowish orange in fall. Pink flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Nice contrast plant for beds and borders.

3' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Limemound® Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda ‘Monhub’
Compact, mound-shaped deciduous shrub with dense, slender branches. Distinct, lemon-yellow new growth turns lime-green in summer and orange-red in fall. Light pink flowers in early summer.

3' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 3 / Hardy to -30ºF

Little Princess Spirea

Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’
Compact, rounded shrub with clusters of pink flowers in early summer. Rich green summer foliage turns bronze-red to purple in fall. Ideal for low hedge, border, or mass planting.

2-3' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Sunburst St. Johnswort

Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’
Spreading, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub. Beautiful bluish green foliage contrasts with bright yellow flowers that appear all summer. Really nice in mass plantings.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Tiger Eyes® Sumac

Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’ PP16185
An upright deciduous shrub with new growth that is a lively chartreuse green that quickly turns to a golden yellow. The foliage turns shades of yellow, orange and scarlet in fall. Great specimen plant. Drought tolerant when established.

6' tall x 6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Chindo Viburnum

Viburnum awabuki ‘Chindo’
Vigorous, large evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in lustrous, dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring followed by bright red fruit. Excellent background, hedge or screen.

10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF