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$39.95, 3 for $108.00
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Rosy red winged seeds called samaras bring color to this small, rounded Tatarian Maple in mid to late summer. Fall color ranges from reds to red-browns to yellows. Easy to grow small tree with an informal, attractive habit. Use as a small shade tree, accent, or as part of a screen.

$39.95, 3 for $108.00
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Green leaves turn an outstanding orange-red color in fall. This vigorous hybrid Maple has leaves similar to Acer griseum, except larger, and the Acer pseudoplatanus influence is noticeable with purple undersides to the foliage. Acer x 'Purple Haze' is a small tree for for accent, shade, or screening.
A lovely selection with smooth cinnamon colored exfoliating bark. Birch are one of the loveliest plants when the new leaves emerge along the graceful stems in spring. Yellow fall color and white stems that shine in the winter are especially attractive with an evergreen background. Betula Cinnamon FlakesTM is a Klehm introduction.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$26.95, 3 for $75.00
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A yellow-green flowered form of our native Sweetshrub. In early to midsummer the flowers emit a sweet strawberry-banana-pineapple fragrance. Handsome dark green leaves turn golden yellow in fall. An upright to spreading shrub with age. Calycanthus 'Athens' is an adaptable shrub for sunny or shaded locations.
Beautiful, rare form of our native Sweetshrub with pleasing dense, rounded form and shiny, dark green, heavily crinkled foliage which turns golden yellow in fall. Dark red flowers emit a fruity fragrance in early summer.
Exceptionally deep red flowers with a pleasing fruity fragrance that is most obvious on a warm evening. Blooms in early summer. Lustrous, healthy, dark green foliage is handsome throughout the season. Can produce an effective yellow foliage display in fall. Easily grown, dense bushy shrub. A Roy Klehm F2 seedling selection of our native Sweetshrub that has proved to be an outstanding performer in the upper Midwest. Grow Calycanthus Roy's Dark RedTM in a shrub border, at the edge of a wooded area, or near a patio where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 
A spectacular hybrid of Carolina Allspice and Chinese Sweetshrub noted for its outstanding flowers and foliage. In early summer, the vigorous, upright shrub displays numerous large 3", slightly fragrant wine-red blossoms. Glossy, deep green foliage turns an attractive yellow in fall.
Rich maroon-red, 2-1/2" blooms with bright yellow centers. Flowers in mid to late spring. This cultivar has a fruity fragrance similar to our native Sweetshrub. Nice yellow fall color. From the well known breeder, Dennis Ledvina, Calycanthus 'Solar Flare' has the same parentage as C. 'Hartlage Wine'. Use in shrub borders, woodland edges, and as a specimen.

$26.95, 3 for $75.00
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Sweetly fragrant creamy-white flowers that resemble white candles. These long lasting, dense upright spires are 5-6" tall and cover the plant in midsummer. Sturdy, upright selection of our native Summersweet displaying lustrous dark green foliage which turns a striking golden yellow in fall. Clethra 'Sixteen Candles' has a nice rounded, compact habit. Prefers organic, moist soils, but will grow in average soils, too. Beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds. A Michael Dirr selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Glossy yellow leaves throughout the season, bright yellow flowers in very early spring before the leaves emerge, red fruit in summer. Golden Cornelian Cherry is a choice small, multi-stemmed tree for landscape use. Prefers average to moist, well drained soil, but is adaptable to dry settings.

$39.95, 3 for $108.00
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Strong, and wide growing with a very graceful habit, this small tree is strikingly beautiful. Selected as the widest growing seedling from a large block of 'Redstone' Cornus mas. The parent tree is 12-15' wide and 8' tall, blooms heavily in early spring with small yellow flowers and has a good set of colorful red fruit in fall.

$29.95, 3 for $83.00
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Bright yellow blooms in early spring! This Cornelian Cherry Dogwood cultivar is a multi-stemmed, low-branching, round to oval, deciduous shrub which typically grows to approximately 20' tall, and is more upright, vigorous, and floriferous than the species. Lower branches can be allowed to grow if a more shrub-like appearance is desired, or trim up to train as a small tree. Star-shaped, yellow flowers appear in late winter to early spring before the foliage. Flowers are followed by tiny red fruit which mature in the summer. Attractive grayish brown bark exfoliates on mature branches. Use as part of a tall shrub border or a small specimen tree.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Small bright yellow flowers bloom in clusters along the bare branches in early spring, adding welcome color before most other trees or shrubs are in bloom. Shiny, red, edible fruits form in early fall. Cornus officinalis CheerTM was selected by Roy Klehm for good flowering habits, nice fall color, upright growth, and clean healthy foliage.

For extra early blooms, cut a few branches in very late winter, (a few weeks before normal bloom time), and put the stems in a vase with water. Change the water regularly. Buds will soon open for a wonderful start to spring.

Japanese Cornel Dogwoods are noted for their attractive exfoliating, rich brown-orange bark that develops with age. Matures to a small, multi-stemmed tree with a broad habit, 15-25' tall and wide. Excellent for cutting and enjoying indoors. Grow as a specimen or as part of a shrub and ornamental tree border. Fruit is attractive to birds.
A selection of our native spring blooming Witch Hazel with pleasingly fragrant orange-yellow flowers and handsome green foliage that turns an outstanding burgundy-red in fall. Hamamelis vernalis Autumn EmbersTM has an upright to rounded habit and makes an excellent screen or informal hedge. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots; no untrue sprouting from the base.
Large, fragrant, early spring blooms that are a pleasing light rose. The handsome green summer foliage on this Witch Hazel turns attractive shades of red in fall. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Selected by Roy Klehm for outstanding spectacular golden fall color. Full habit, wide growing, and very hardy. Hamamelis Harvest GoldTM is one of the nicest Witch Hazel with golden fall foliage. Fragrant orange blooms in early spring. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

$36.00, 3 for $96.00
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Colorful and fragrant. Curly petals form vivid red blooms. We have maintained stock of this beautiful, early spring bloomer from the old Kohankie Nursery in Perry, Ohio. Vigorous, healthy grower. Attractive green foliage turns golden-orange to red tones in fall. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.
Attractive deep rosy lavender blossoms in early spring. The handsome green foliage develops nice fall colors of orange and red. Hamamelis Purple PrinceTM is an upright vigorous grower. When it blooms, most of the previous season's leaves have fallen off, the better to show off its colorful fringed blooms. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$36.00, 3 for $96.00
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Fragrant, lavender-purple flowers are freely produced in very early spring. These beautiful blooms of wavy ribbon-like petals are held over an extended period of time. Pleasing yellow-orange leaf color in fall. Selection of our native Witch Hazel by Roy Klehm for its outstanding ornamental qualities. Hamamelis 'Purple Ribbons' has a rounded to upright form and tough, attractive foliage. Reliable even in the upper Midwest. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

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Attractive deep lavender-rose, small, delicately formed blooms. Hamamelis Rose LyricTM is a smaller, more compact selection of our native Witch Hazel that blooms early, but just late enough to open when most of its winter leaves have dropped. Yellow-gold fall color. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.
Fragrant, rich brick red, fringed blossoms in very early spring when color is more than welcome! A cultivar of our native Witch Hazel shrub with a more compact habit than typical. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots. Another excellent Hamamelis variety from Roy Klehm.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Season spanning interest! Fragrant, soft yellow blooms in early spring. Excellent summer foliage is a sturdy, leathery green with the new growth tinted reddish purple. Then in fall the leaves turn a colorful orange. Hamamelis 'Sandra' is a lovely selection of Witch Hazel from Hillier Gardens in England. The leaves drop late in the year. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

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Bountiful, large blooms in toasted yellow with accents of burnt orange. Later blooming for a Witch Hazel, but flowers still open in early spring. Old leaves are retained, and when wet winter days soak the leaves they turn an attractive warm brick red adding welcome color to the winter landscape. Upright grower. Very attractive leathery green foliage in summer. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.
Fragrant late season blooms! White, waxy, Jasmine scented flower clusters open in early fall, then a second show begins as their sepal-like calyces expand and turn a deep rosy red in mid fall. The flowers are a good nectar source for butterflies. Forms a large upright shrub or multi-stemmed small tree with a showy floral display at a time when few other woody plants are in bloom. Very light cinnamon to tan exfoliating bark adds winter interest. Heptacodium miconioides, also known as Seven Son Flower, is a staff favorite for its fragrance, late season color, and the many butterflies it attracts.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Sweet and petite! A new hybrid Rose of Sharon that grows just 3-4' tall and wide without pruning. Abundant lavender-pink blooms that glow against the handsome dark blue-green foliage. Long blooming from mid to late summer into early fall. Nearly seedless. Deer resistant.

A versatile small woody shrub to grow in mixed borders, as an accent, or as a beautiful, no-trimming-needed compact hedge. Hibiscus Pollypetite® is a Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.
Growing tall and narrow comes naturally to this Rose of Sharon. Matures to 10-16' tall, but stays just 2-3' wide. Blooms are violet-purple with rose-red centers; single to double with the first flush of bloom and single on later blooms, flowers appear late summer to early fall. Sterile. This woody shrub is excellent as a focal point, screen, or at the back of a mixed border. Hibiscus Purple Pillar® is a great choice when you would like privacy and color in a narrow space. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection

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Rich color in a ruffled bloom! Looking more like a tropical Hibiscus than a temperate plant, this hardy Rose of Sharon boasts rich pink, ruffled flowers accented by an intense burgundy-red eye. Large and showy, the overlapping flower petals form an intriguing cup-like shape. Hibiscus Ruffled Satin® is long blooming from early, mid, to late summer. Glossy green leaves and short internodes make for a very nice, full, bushy shrub. Sets few to no seeds. Glossy green foliage. Good garden performance. Grow this woody shrub as a focal point or part of a shrub border. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Superior selection of the Climbing Hydrangea noted for its extremely large 12" white Lacecap flowerheads in midsummer. One of the finest self-climbing woody vines forming an elegant climber with beautiful cinnamon colored peeling bark for year round appeal. Bold glossy deep green foliage turns a butter yellow in fall. Hydrangea 'Skyland Giant' offers four seasons of ornamental interest!

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
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Compact growing, large flowered native. Covered In early summer with (8-10"), rounded heads of creamy white flowers. Dark green foliage turns a pleasing lemon-yellow in fall. Pruning back to 12-15" in early spring is recommended.
Refreshing green blooms. In early summer, spheres of lime green flowers appear. They lighten to a soft green-white before turning jade green for the rest of the season. Blooms last until frost. Great for both fresh and dried cut flowers. Hydrangea Invincibelle® Limetta is a very reliable performer with strong stems that hold the blooms upright all season, and a dwarf, rounded habit that makes it easy to fit into the garden. Grow in mixed borders,foundation plantings, and flower gardens. Blooms on new wood. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
This is a large-flowered lacecap Hydrangea with ivory white blooms that will reach 6" across. Dark green leaves have striking, silvery-white undersides that are very attractive on a breezy day. Prefers moist, well drained soil.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
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Refined small shrub with creamy white blooms maturing to pink. A stunning Japanese selection noted for its dwarf, compact habit and early flowering. Numerous white flowerheads are in proportion to the size of the plant, appearing in early midsummer, 4-5 weeks earlier than other selections of the species. Blooms become a pleasing pink in late summer into fall. Attractive, healthy somewhat leathery mid to dark green foliage. An ideal choice for smaller home landscapes, near a patio, or in a mixed border.
Pure white blooms mature to a rich pomegranate-pink. Upright panicles are packed with florets and held on thick, sturdy stems that display the blooms well for a long season of interest. Vigorous, hardy, and easy to grow. Use in shrub borders, cottage gardens, and for cut flowers. A Proven Winners® plant selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Compact size! Summer flowers open soft green and turn shades of pink and burgundy in the fall just like the full size LimelightTM Hydrangea. Use the wonderfully full blooms for fresh cut or dried floral arrangements. Fits easily into smaller landscapes, mixed borders, or in foundation plantings. A Proven Winners® plant selection.
A Dutch selection that blooms several weeks earlier than most related types. Densely packed, pyramidal heads of creamy-white flowers in early summer gradually turn a vivid dark pink as summer progresses. Young stems are a pleasing rosy-red. An easily grown, semi-arching, extremely hardy shrub that prefers moisture retentive, well drained soil.

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Small statured plant creates a big impact in the garden from its abundant, long lasting, 6-1/2" long blooms that held upright above the foliage beginning in early summer. Hydrangea 'Munchkin' is a selection of our native Oakleaf Hydrangea. Flowers open white and gradually turn medium pink. Striking foliage is dark green in summer; mahogany-red in fall. Compact form and dense plant habit make it ideally suited for use in smaller landscapes.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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A low growing compact Oakleaf Hydrangea that is ideal for small gardens. Dense heads of pure white flowers in midsummer will gradually turn pink as the season progresses. Excellent red foliage in the fall.
Large, upright blooms open white and then transition to a deep pink color. In early summer, Hydrangea 'Queen of Hearts' is covered with 9-inch-long inflorescences held upright above the foliage. It flowers approximately 7 to 10 days later than the typical Oakleaf hydrangea, and the inflorescences remain attractive after those of other cultivars have faded. Rounded habit, heavy flowering. Bold, dark green foliage turns mahogany-red in fall.
Large, 9" long blooms are held upright above the bold, dark green foliage. Long lasting flowers open white in early summer, quickly turn pale pink, and then deepen to rose. Foliage turns mahogany red in fall. Hydrangea 'Ruby Slippers' is a compact growing selection of our native Oakleaf Hydrangea. Good choice for shrub borders, as an accent, or planted in mass.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Bold, dark green, leathery foliage turns a burgundy-scarlet in fall. Large, spectacular, upright panicles of pure white, densely packed flowers grace this selection of our native Oakleaf Hydrangea in early summer. Blooms acquire pink tints as they mature.

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Beautiful creamy white double! Multiple bracts emerge in early summer along the gracefully arching, 12-15" panicles creating a full appearance. Selection of our native Oakleaf Hydrangea. Long lasting blooms plus deeply lobed leaves that turn attractive shades of maroon and purple in autumn. Prefers moist soil and partial shade.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
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A profusion of orange-red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds on this female selection of Winterberry. Glossy, rich green foliage. White spring blooms. Extremely hardy. Deciduous, slow-growing, medium size shrub. Prefers moist soil. A male pollinator is required for berry set. Use in borders and native plant or wildlife gardens.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Gold fruit on a compact Winterberry. Color is a true gold, not orange, and is excellent when paired with red fruited varieties. Small white blooms in summer mature to the colorful fruit. Ilex 'Gold Finch' is an easy to grow selection of a native plant. Provides winter food for birds. Grows in wet sites and in average soil too. Salt tolerant as well. Pollinate with a male Ilex variety.

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Early blooming male selection of Winterberry Holly with a compact, rounded habit and deciduous, glossy green leaves. Plant this pollinator near female hollies to help them have a colorful and abundant fruit set, approximately 1 male for every 5-7 female Hollies is generally sufficient. The late spring to early summer flowers of Ilex 'Jim Dandy' have an extended bloom period for good pollination of a variety of Ilex. Hardy USDA Hardiness zones 3b (southern portion of 3) to 9.
A profusion of bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. Glossy, rich green foliage. White spring blooms. Extremely hardy. Deciduous, slow-growing, small shrub. Prefers moist soil. A male pollinator is required for berry set. Use in borders and native plant or wildlife gardens. Award winning cultivar.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Abundant bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. Dark green, glossy foliage. White spring blooms. Very hardy. A slow-growing, deciduous female shrub with a compact, upright habit. Prefers moist soil. A male pollinator is required for berry set. Use in borders and native plant or wildlife gardens.

$36.00, 3 for $96.00
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Pure white, large, bowl-shaped 6-7" flowers that emerge prior to the spring foliage. Upright to spreading, medium sized habit. Hybrid of M. cylindrica x M. 'Sawada's Pink'. Very fragrant. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Gorgeous flowers highlight this easily grown hardy hybrid x soulangiana Magnolia from the late renowned American plantsman Professor Joe McDaniel. Extremely fragrant, large 5-6" cupped shaped, strong textured white flowers are further enhanced by a subtle interior pink base. Flowers are freely produced from mid to late spring. Magnolia 'Barrington Belle' has an upright habit that becomes more spreading with age. Grown on own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Large blossoms are a deep pink-red to purple with soft pink to cream inside, they open shortly before the foliage begins to appear. Magnolia 'Betty' was hybridized at the U.S. National Arboretum as one of the 'Little Girls' magnolia series. It has Magnolia stellata in its parentage so it blooms heavily at a young age and is hardy. Midseason blooming, slightly later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana, which helps reduce the risk of damage to flowers if there is a late spring frost. Magnolia 'Betty' is a cross between M. liliiflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. Our Magnolia are all grown on their own roots.
Beautiful Star Magnolia whose flowers resemble Chrysanthemums. They consist of 40+ slender tepals which lighten from a rich pink to white, and emerge prior to mid-green foliage, which turns an attractive yellow-brown in fall. Heavily blooming at young age. Magnolia stellata 'Chrysanthemiflora' forms a neat, rounded specimen, ideal for smaller landscapes. We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.
Fragrant lily-like blooms are white with a touch of rose-pink at the base; they open in spring before the leaves emerge. The flowers, comprised of 9 tepals and up to 3" in size, are followed by cylindrical fruits up to 4" long that mature in fall to a bright pink-red as they split open to reveal red seeds. Magnolia cylindrica has dark green foliage that emerges with bronze tints in spring; it turns yellow in fall. Smooth gray bark. Vase-shape habit becomes rounded with age.

This Magnolia species is native to southeastern China; it is sometimes called Huangshan Magnolia because its original territory includes the area around Mt. Haungshan. Matures to 20-30' tall and 10-16' wide.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Palest pink blooms can have more than 40 tepals showing good, thick substance. Magnolia 'Dawn' also has fall interest with leaves changing to yellow and orange tones. Graceful appearance. Grown on own roots.
Stylish, elegant ivory blossoms with inner hints of soft pink. Very appealing classic, fragrant flowers with 24 tepals. Parent plant bloomed very well at 5-6' with about 50 flowers. Parentage of Magnolia 'Elegant Spring' is M. 'Leonard Messel' x M. 'White Rose'. Grown on own roots.
Rosy purple blooms with ivory interiors on nicely compact, upright growing plants. Magnolia 'First Love' is similar to Magnolia liliflora, but with greater hardiness. Maturing to approximately 12-15' tall and 8-10' wide with a pyramidal habit. Parentage is M. liliflora x M. 'Woodsman'.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Sweetly fragrant, pure white, large, upright blossoms in spring. Large, bold summer foliage. Magnolia 'Fragrant Angel' was selected, preserved, and propagated from the work of the renowned American plantsman, Professor Joe McDaniel. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Large flowers of soft and deeper pink shades over a cream base in spring. Magnolia 'Gorgeous' has unusual parentage of M. acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' x M. sargentiana 'Robusta'. Upright habit, matures to approximately 16-22' tall. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Large, stately flowers with a creamy yellow interior and a blush pink exterior grace this Magnolia. Nine tepals per bloom. Magnolia 'Ivory Jewel' is a vigorous, hardy tree with a narrower, upright growth habit. From Dennis Ledvina. Grown on own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Reddish-purple flowers with white interiors. Large, cup-shapped blooms reach up to 8" in diameter. Blooms shortly before the foliage begins to appear. Foliage turns yellow to bronze-copper tones in fall. A slow-growing small tree with a shrub-like habit that typically matures to 10-15' tall and 8-12' wide. In the 'Little Girl' Magnolia series; these Magnolia flower about 2-4 weeks later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana, thus reducing the risk of damage to flowers from late spring frosts. Magnolia 'Jane' is a cross between M. liliiflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.
Abundant, large, sweetly fragrant flowers. Magnolia zenii Pink Parchment' is among the earliest of the Magnolia to bloom, in February in Athens, Georgia, in March when growing in its more northern range. Purple-pink buds open to white blooms. Tepals have narrow center stripes of pink that flare out and shade into deep purple-pink at the outside base of the blooms. Blooms are approximately 4" across, which is about 50% larger than the species’ average. Extremely sweet scent.

This selection was remarkably heat and drought tolerant during its evaluation period in Athens, doing well during several much dryer than typical years without supplemental water. Conical-pyramidal growth habit, forms a medium sized tree. Blooms well as a young plant.
Lovely and appealing blooms. Magnolia 'Pink Perfection' has lilac-pink flowers with 42-48 tepals; more pink coloration in cooler weather. A slow growing, bushy, floriferous tree. A seedling of Magnolia 'Encore' (M. x loebneri 'Encore', self-pollinated). We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Numerous, cheerful, colorful blooms of rich purple with ivory interiors. About 150 nice blossoms on the parent tree when it was 7' tall, each with 6 to 8 tepals. Slightly fragrant. Magnolia 'Purple Star Power' has good bloom coverage from the top of the plant, down the sides, and almost to the ground. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Abundant, fragrant, cup-shaped spring blossoms are fuchsia with pink overtones. Very hardy, as one of its parents is Magnolia stellata. This smaller, upright Magnolia makes a beautiful focal point in the garden.

One of the 'Little Girl' series of Magnolia, 'Ricki' blooms 2-4 weeks later than M. stellata and M. soulangiana, greatly reducing the risk of damage to flowers from late spring frosts. Flowers bloom shortly before the foliage begins to appear. It is a slow-growing small tree with a compact, shrubby habit that eventually matures to 8-12’ tall and wide. Magnolia 'Ricki' is a cross between M. liliiflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. Excellent hardiness through zone 4 and the warmer half of zone 3 (3b). We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.
Light lavender-pink buds with deeper lavender-red stripes and veining. Fragrant blossoms cover the entire tree. Unique, attractive, and happy selection will bring you spring cheer! Grown on own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Classy and gracefully elegant, ivory blossoms with soft pink undersides and inner rose flares. Parent tree bloomed well at 5-6' tall. Slightly scented with 28 tepals. Upright, well branched plants. Parentage is M. 'Leonard Messel' x M. 'White Rose'. Grown on own roots.
Sweetly fragrant, elegant blossoms are a deep, rich red-purple outside; inside they are ivory with a blush of royal purple-red at their base. Bloomed well when the plant was 5-6' tall; a 7' plant had about 60 buds including some nicely placed low on the plant. Flowers have 6 tepals. Parentage is M. 'Holland Red' x M. 'White Rose'. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Refined and graceful large ivory-white blossoms with a hint of fresh lime green at the base of the tepals. Upright, narrower plant habit. Parentage of Magnolia 'Wedding Vows'is M. 'Woodsman' x M. 'Big Dude'. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Abundant spring blossoms all the way down the sides of the plant to its base. The sweetly fragrant blooms have 16 tepals and are tinted with a whisper of soft pink plus a deeper rose-pink stripe. Nicely rounded form. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
One of the truly outstanding hybrid Magnolias of all times; raised at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A strong growing, globe shaped, extremely hardy small tree which, in mid spring before the leaves emerge, is clothed in strongly fragrant, creamy yellow flowers, each sporting a central cluster of red stamens. M. acuminata x M. denudata. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.
Exceptionally large, 6", fragrant pure white blossoms cover this tree in spring before the leaves emerge. A mature tree in full bloom resembles a glistening white pyramid. Magnolia 'Wada's Memory' is an introduction from the University of Washington. It forms a compact, pyramidal tree. Begins to flower at an early age. Leaves emerge a mahogany red before turning green and assume bronze tones in fall. Requires a sunny sheltered site and a moisture retentive soil. Matures to approximately 20-30' tall and 15-20' wide. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Neatly tailored, fragrant, pure white spring blooms have multiple tepals for a look reminiscent of small gardenias or roses. Magnolia 'White Rose' is an upright grower with bronze fall foliage. Grown on own roots and known to bloom as a young plant. In southern Wisconsin, blooms will appear between the first and second week of May. A seedling selection of M. 'Ballerina'. We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.
Beautiful 5" tulip-shaped flowers are a rich red-purple outside with a pure white interior; they open over a four week period in early spring. Slightly scented. Magnolia x 'Marillyn' is extremely hardy, with a rounded shrub form. Parentage is M. lilliflora 'Nigra' x M. kobus. We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.
Sweetly fragrant blooms are rich lavender pink with a soft pink inner color. Flowers have 6-8 broad tepals. Semi-glossy foliage with rugose texture. Upright rounded habit. Parentage is M. 'O'Neill' x M. 'Norman Gold'. We grow our Magnolias on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Blooms at a young age with light lavender-pink, cup shaped, slightly fragrant flowers. Magnolia 'Simple Pleasures' is a mid-season bloomer and is extremely flower bud hardy. From Wisconsin plantsman Dennis Ledvina. Rounded habit. Grown on own roots.

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Same superior habit and attractive deep gray-green foliage that the female Silver Sprite™ displays. This non-fruiting male Bayberry shrub has a dense, broad-oval habit. Leaves are leathery and aromatic when crushed. The semi-evergreen foliage on this selection has a purple-toned color during the winter.

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in slightly acidic, moist soil. Does well on dry, sandy, infertile soils once established. Tolerant of wet soil and salt spray. Use in shrub borders, naturalized plantings, and herb gardens.

This is an excellent selection to use as a pollinator for Myrica Silver SpriteTM. Plant within 10' of each other for good fruit production, one male plant can pollinate multiple female plants.


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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Yellow foliage and clusters of small white to light pink flowers in late spring to early summer. Foliage is especially bright in spring. Rounded habit. Use this colorful member of the Ninebark family in a shrub border, hedge, or as an accent. Beautiful combined with foliage and flowers in shades of purple and violet. Attracts butterflies. Selected by Roy Klehm.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Bright white, double flowers adorn this small, rounded shrub in summer. Soft looking, dark green foliage highlights the flowers. Tidy upright mound habit. This friendly little shrub is a great companion to both perennials and other shrubs. The compact size of Potentilla Creme BruleeTM makes it a perfect choice to plant near patios and along walkways.

SALE: $26.95 $11.95 , SALE: 3 for $75.00 $33.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN NEW
Light yellow double flowers like small roses scattered across a small, tidy plant with soft, ferny foliage. Blooms all summer. Forms a round, compact ball with little pruning required. Bred on the cold Canadian plains at the Morden Research Centre in Canada it is tough and hardy to zone 2. Grow Potentilla Lemon MeringueTM in mixed borders and beds, in mass, or as a low growing hedge.
An extremely prostrate form of the native Sand Cherry named by the Arnold Arboretum for the famed Connecticut horticulturist. Slender foliage has an attractive bluish-white underside and turns a bright red in fall. In early spring, the naked branches are wreathed with multides of tiny white flowers followed in summer by dark red fruits. Uniquely interesting shrubby groundcover. Well drained soil.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$26.95, 3 for $75.00
FULL SUN NEW
Very fragrant, pure white, 2-3", semi-double flowers which bloom from late spring until frost. Deadhead to encourage more blooms, or allow red-orange hips to form. Heirloom hybrid rugosa shrub rose introduced in France in 1892. Profuse bloomer is wonderful in mixed borders, cottage or fragrance gardens.
Very easy and very beautiful! Rosa Oso Easy® Italian Ice has lovely blooms of light lemon yellow shaded with a pink blush. Flowers are semi-double and self-cleaning. Continuous blooms from early to late summer. No need to spray or deadhead. This Rose has excellent disease resistance, abundant rebloom, and a good mounded habit. When they began blooming here at the nursery, we were pleased to find that they have a sweet fragrance.

$26.95, 3 for $75.00
FULL SUN
Rugosa roses are named for their rugose or "wrinkled" leaves. Very fragrant single wine-crimson flowers in June, with some rebloom throught the summer. Wonderful hips display from late summer into winter. Very good fall color. A low maintanence, upright rounded specimen or informal hedge. Plant adaptable to coastal regions.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN NEW
A cloud of soft color and fine texture. Slender blue-gray foliage. Yellow fall color. Also known as Rosemary Willow, this is a large growing shrub or small tree. Can reach 15-20' in height, tolerates vigorous pruning, if desired it may be pruned to 10' or so. Like a typical Willow, this will also tolerate wet spots.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
Fern-like foliage has pink to orange tips on the new growth. Summer brings white flowers in dense panicles and the healthy foliage turns all green. More compact in habit than the species. Normally Sorbaria sorbifolia spreads by suckers, but there are no signs of invasiveness/suckering on this selection during the last five years it has been growing in a garden setting. Good drought resistance when established. Also known as Ural False Spirea. Grow Sorbaria 'Emerald Charm' in foundation plantings, shrub groupings, and mixed borders.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
Very showy, fragrant blooms in spring like a traditional Lilac, then reblooms from mid-summer through fall. Darker purple than the original Bloomerang® Lilac, and has larger, more rounded inflorescenses. Strong grower with a mounded habit. Excellent for a focal point, shrub borders, and cottage gardens. A Proven Winners® plant selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
Delightful reblooming Lilac with fragrant pink flowers from spring to fall. A compact habit makes Syringa 'Colby's Wishing Star' ideal for the smaller home landscape or any spot where a smaller than typical Lilac is preferred. Good disease resistance.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
This very rare, excellent, medium to small tree was selected for its pendulous growth habit. Syringa pekinensis 'Pendula' has creamy white blooms in large, cascading trusses in early summer. The leaves turn yellow-green to russet in autumn. Raised by F. L. Temple, whose original plant originated from the seed lot received by the Arnold Arboretum in 1882. Interesting as a focal point, as part of a Lilac collection, or in an heirloom garden.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
FULL SUN
Golden leaves in the spring that create a glowing backdrop for its light violet-purple blooms. The leaves green up in summer. Spicy fragrance. Syringa 'Kum-Bum' blooms later than typical Lilacs, Father Fiala grouped this Syringa tomentella seedling with the Villosae (late) group of Lilacs. Named after a monastery in China. Grow as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed tapestry-type hedge.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
Huge, arching clusters of fragrant pink flowers in late spring to early summer. Blooms about two weeks later than Syringa vulgaris varieties. Extends the Lilac season. Spicy scent. Grow Lilacs as a specimen or as part of a shrub border. They are a classic choice for cottage gardens. Enjoy their wonderful fragrance in the garden or as a cut flower in bouquets.

$24.95, 3 for $69.00
FULL SUN
Reblooming compact Lilac. This choice and unusual small leaved, semi-dwarf lilac is distinguished by its propensity for reblooming. Fragrant lavender-pink flowers. Syringa 'Josee' blooms heavily in spring, and then intermittently throughout summer and fall. Grow Lilacs as a specimen or as part of a shrub border. They are a classic choice for cottage gardens. Enjoy their wonderful fragrance in the garden or as a cut flower in bouquets.
Interesting cascading form on a small tree. Weeping Chinese Elm has small to medium sized, glossy green leaves that remain on the branches very late into the year. Abundant round, papery seed capsules add additional interest and are not fertile. Stake to develop height. Good resistance to Dutch elm disease. The scion tree has been growing and thriving in Wisconsin in a zone 5 area for 30 years and is about 16' tall and 10' wide. This tree should not be confused with the much inferior Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, which is often referred to as Chinese elm. Semi-evergreen depending on zone. Bark is mottled and develops textured bumpy areas.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Showy, fragrant creamy white blooms in late spring to early summer mature into attractive fruit that changes from green to pink, then red, blue and finally black in fall. A handsome Viburnum with refined, clean foliage that turns shades of deep orange to red in the fall. A selection by Roy Klehm of our native Witherod Viburnum. Attracts birds and butterflies. Tolerant of a wide range of soils including boggy ones.
Clusters of white flowers in late spring. Abundant fruit that changes from green to pink, then red, blue and finally black in fall. Excellent green summer foliage turns shades of deep orange to red in the fall. Good upright growth habit. A selection by Roy Klehm of our native Witherod Viburnum. Attracts birds and butterflies. Tolerant of a wide range of soils including boggy ones.
Creamy white, flat-topped flower clusters in early summer followed by fruit that turns pink to red to blue to black in fall. The persistent clusters of small fruit provide excellent winter interest. Exceptionally dark green leaves turn maroon-red in fall. Attracts birds and butterflies. Viburnum FreedomTM is a selection from Mike Yanny in Wisconsin of the native shrub known as Witherod Viburnum.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Czechmark Sunny Side UpTM is distinctive for its white flowers, each with a cheery yellow spot in the center. Lush apple-green leaves add to the fresh look of the blooms. Czechmark® Weigela is a new series selected especially for their pure, true colors and bountiful blooms. Glossy green foliage looks handsome all season. Very nice medium-small size. Attracts hummingbirds. Resists deer. Developed in the Czech Republic. Grow in mixed beds and borders, as a focal point, or as a lower growing hedge. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.
Flower power times three! Blooms of white, pink, and red, all at the same time, for a sparkling effect in the garden. Blooms from late spring to early summer. Czechmark® Weigela is a new series selected especially for their pure, true colors and bountiful blooms. Glossy green foliage looks handsome all season. Very nice smaller size. Attracts hummingbirds. Resists deer. Developed in the Czech Republic. Grow Czechmark TrilogyTM in mixed beds and borders, as a focal point, or as a lower growing hedge. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

$28.95, 3 for $80.00
FULL SUN
Dark red, wavy-edged leaves show off bright rosy pink flowers in spring with occasional rebloom as season progresses. Leaf color intensifies to near black in late summer and does not fade to green like some older selections. Attracts hummingbirds. The compact size of Weigela Spilled WineTM makes it a good choice for borders with a mix of perennials and shrubs and in medium to large containers.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Outstanding selection of our native Wisteria with compact, 6" flower trusses that are tightly packed with deep lavender-blue flowers. Blooms in early summer, then reblooms throughout summer. This vine climbs by twining and is a strong grower but less aggressive than its Asiatic counterparts. Blooms at a young age. Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' is ideal for covering walls, fences and pergolas. Attracts butterflies, light sweet scent.

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FULL SUN
Outstanding, vigorous, extremely free flowering, and sweetly fragrant. Wisteria 'Blue Moon' is a selection of a North American native Wisteria that was selected in Minnesota for cold hardiness to -40°F. Freely produces magnificently long (12") racemes of packed with lilac-blue flowers in early summer with repeat blooming throughout the summer. This substantial woody vine requires considerable support. Prune tips after flowering.

$36.00, 3 for $96.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Shade tree with an attractive vase-shaped habit. Zelkova 'Paul's Select' has smooth gray bark in youth that exfoliates with age to reveal orange-brown inner bark. Appealing green serrated foliage. Selected for nice gold to red color in fall. Tolerates urban conditions and when established, moderate drought. Matures to approximately 50-80' tall and 50-75' wide. Has proved hardy in our northern Illinois, zone 5, garden for the last 10 years.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Shrubs, trees, and conifers form the backbone of a landscape, creating the feeling of permanence and advancing maturity. Their flowers, leaves, berries, and bark herald the changing seasons.

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    Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

    Few groups of shrubs create such a floral impact in the landscape from mid to late summer, as do Hydrangeas. They are reliable, easily grown, and tolerant of sun or light shade and can be grown as individual specimens or massed in formal or informal groups. The large bold flowerheads can also be enjoyed indoors in cut arrangements. Bold attractive foliage frequently enhances the floral display and extends seasonal ornamental interest. Two North American native species, the Oakleaf Hydrangea (H. quercifolia) and the Smooth Hydrangea (H. arborescens) are represented by several outstanding selections with the strikingly shaped foliage of the Oakleaf Hydrangea assuming beautiful fall colorations.

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    Magnolia (Magnolia)

    Spectacular, breathtaking spring blooms qualify Magnolias as aristocrats of the landscape. We offer the finest new introductions, including many from North American hybridizers, plus a choice selection of time proven classics. In addition to their beautiful flower forms and colors, many varieties are also fragrant. Our Magnolia are grown on their own roots. Plant a Magnolia and watch the gorgeous floral display unfold each spring!

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    Syringa (Lilac)

    Lilacs are among the most beloved of all flowering shrubs for their wonderfully fragrant spring blooms. Our selection includes both choice classics and the outstanding recent advances in Lilac breeding. Lilacs create sumptuous bouquets and are wonderfully nostalgic, evoking lovely memories of time spent in a garden.

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    Dennis Ledvina

    We offer a superb selection of hybrids from the late Dennis Ledvina. Well known internationally for his work with Magnolias, he specialized in introducing cold-hardy cultivars from his extensive hybridizing work in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We are fortunate to have grown and introduced many of his selections. His Magnolias are sure to be enjoyed each spring, now and in the future!

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    Deer Resistant

    Deer generally avoid scented, fuzzy, and tough to chew plants, but there are also many other plants that they pass by. Although deer can be unpredictable, we have compiled this list of plants that they usually ignore. For a region specific list, check with your local university extension service, they often provide information about deer resistant plants.

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    New for 2019

    Part of the fun of gardening is trying something new! We choose our new plants for both their beauty and their good growing traits.

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