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Extremely long, 24" panicles of densely packed white flowers in mid to late summer. Attracts butterflies. Known as Horsechestnut or Bottlebrush Buckeye this large grower forms an airy, wide spreading, suckering, mound shaped specimen ideal for planting along a shady edge or massed on banks or slopes. Bright yellow fall color.
Dwarf selection of the stunning native Bottlebrush Buckeye. Midsummer blooms with beautiful upright panicles of tubular white flowers that have red anthers and pinkish filaments. Striking palmate green leaves turn yellow in fall. From Dawes Arboretum. Since it is still under evaluation, it is currently known by its provisional name, (noted by the brackets), it will most likely be assigned a cultivar name in the future. Original plant at Dawes is 5' tall after approximately 30 years. A very desirable plant for its smaller size and for providing its striking blooms when few other shrubs do.
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 'Hartlage Wine'. Use in shrub borders, woodland edges, and as a specimen.

 
 

 
 

 
 
This blonde is a redhead in winter! Nice golden yellow spring and summer foliage with bright red stems in winter. Additional interest comes from the clusters of ivory blooms in late spring to early summer and attractive plum-red foliage in fall.

Use this colorful Red Twig Dogwood in mixed borders, as a screen, and with other winter interest plants such as ornamental grasses and evergreens.

Bright variegation on a very adaptable shrub. Each five-lobed green leaf displays a bold, creamy-white margin creating a spectacular contrast all through the growing season. Eleutherococcus 'Variegatus', also known as Variegated Fiveleaf Aralia, is an easy to grow, attractive shrub that is very adaptable; it is that sought-after plant that grows in dry shade. Tolerates both sandy and clay soils, and sun to shade exposures, and tough urban conditions. Drought resistant when established. Short spines where leaves connect to stems. Upright rounded habit.

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Abundant grape-purple blossoms on this early spring blooming Witch Hazel. Full bodied and bushy habit. Handsome foliage develops an appealing golden yellow fall color. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.

 
 

 
 

 
 
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.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Our own selection of this most gardenworthy native Witch Hazel is noted for its extremely prolific display in early spring of fragrant bright orange-gold flowers. Compact grower with handsome green foliage that turns burgundy-red in fall. Hamamelis vernalis Orange SunriseTM is an excellent choice in mixed screen plantings or the sunny edge of a woodland planting. 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.
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.
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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 and drop. Hamamelis 'Sandra' is a lovely selection of Witch Hazel from Hillier Gardens in England. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Deep, rust red-orange blooms in early spring. The foliage from the previous year will fall more readily than typical, leaving no remaining leaves when it blooms. The fall color of Hamamelis Woodland JoyTM is a good golden yellow with hints of coppery-orange. Silvery trunks, vigorous grower, tall, our most upright selection of Witch Hazel. Very attractive leathery green foliage in summer. We grow our Hamamelis on their own roots.
Richer color and stronger stems! This second generation of Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea delivers on all accounts: it has darker foliage, stiffer stems, and larger flowers that are a richer pink then age to an attractive green. This selection of our native Smooth Hydrangea is hardy and adaptable, with long lasting blooms every year from mid-summer to frost. It is a strong rebloomer, and will deliver plenty of rich pink flowers. Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter to early spring.

Grow Hydrangea Invincibelle® Spirit II in mixed borders, cottage and cutting gardens, and as a focal point. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

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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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Loads of beautiful dense blooms that emerge pure white, turn bright pink from the bottom up, then mature to dark red-pink. Attractive blooms from summer into fall. Strong stems, reliable blooms since it blooms on the current season's growth. Cut for fresh or dried flowers. Grow Hydrangea Zinfin DollTM mixed borders, cutting gardens, or as a specimen plant. A Proven Winners/Color Choice® selection.

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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.
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.
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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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This Honeysuckle species that has small yellow flowers with red bracts followed by red fruit. Handsome foliage is dark green and somewhat leathery; the 2-4" long leaves are larger than most Honeysuckle. With stands high-stress conditions. Grow in shrub borders and rock gardens. Native to mountains of central and southern Europe. Oval to rounded habit.

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Orange-red flowers with pale orange interiors. The slender, trumpet-shaped flowers open in late spring to early summer, and then sporadically until fall. Attracts hummingbirds. Lonicera 'Mandarin' is a Honeysuckle with a twining habit. It will quickly cloak arbors, old trees, and open fences, adding a charming cottage garden touch.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Delightfully fragrant flowers. Plum colored buds open to slender trumpet-shaped blooms of soft cream to lemon yellow. A Honeysuckle with a small, shrubby, slightly vining habit. Blooms in summer, and it has a tendency to rebloom, deadhead to encourage more flowers. Can be trimmed to a small shrub, or allow a few vining branches to cascade out for a more informal look. Lonicera Honey Baby® is excellent in a garden or as a pot plant.

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Very good compact shrub for shady situations. Rich, deep green glossy leaves add light and sparkle to a dark area.

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Polished, glossy leaves add highlights in a shady garden. Highly aromatic leaves emerge lime-yellow early in spring and turn green in summer then soft yellow in fall. A mounded, spreading shrub, wider than high at maturity, will take shade nicely.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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A flurry of fragrant white blooms in late spring to early summer! Also known as Mockorange for the lovely scent of the blooms. A hardy Canadian selection of a North American native shrub. Dense and full habit. We like to add Mockorange to Peony bouquets for a lovely combination, and they look nice together in the garden, too! Grow Philadelphus 'Blizzard' as a specimen, in a mixed border, or a cottage garden.

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The 'Polar Star' was a chance seedling in the garden of Hubert Fischer, one of Roy's early mentors. It flowers each peony season with large, semi-double to double pure white blossoms. It blooms abundantly, even on young plants. A Roy Klehm introduction!

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Abundant clusters of lightly fragrant blooms appear in spring to summer, covering this Mockorange in a blanket of white. The single to semi-double, large flowers are very showy, making it a great choice for shrub borders and cottage gardens. Mockorange blossoms are a staff favorite to cut and add to Peony bouquets.
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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.
Glowing golden yellow-green spring foliage gradually changes to burgundy, for good color throughout the summer. Creamy white flowers late spring to early summer. Selected by Minnesota breeder Dr. Harold Pellet, this hybrid Ninebark is tolerant of a wide range of soils, performs best in open sun for good foliage display.

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A beautiful, upright form of Silver Willow that was found at the Arnold Arboretum. A fast growing upright tree that can reach 30-40' tall and up to 15-20' wide. Slender, silvery, gray-green leaves on upright branches.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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A charming Pussy Willow with a prolific display of beautiful catkins along upright branches in early spring before the foliage emerges. This plant is much loved by children, gardeners, and flower arrangers. Stout branches display prominent yellow winter buds opening to soft, silvery catkins. The catkins mature to form yellow blooms. This rarely encountered shrub has attractive leaves that are a shining dark green above and a paler bluish-green beneath. It forms an open, rounded, medium sized shrub.

Prune after flowering to maintain a desired height. Use Salix schraderiana 'Spring Petite' as part of a shrub border or cutting garden. Cut branches when the catkins are at the silvery stage and place in a vase with water if they are mixed with blooms, or fill a vase with just Pussy Willow branches and no water - they will dry beautifully and last a long time.

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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.

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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. Excellent planted in mixed beds, shrub borders, or as a specimen.
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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 S. tomentella seedling with the Villosae (late) group. Named after a monastery in China. Grow as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed tapestry-type hedge.

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Large double flowers are a soft pink in bud, open to pure white as they mature. They are displayed in large, dense trusses with outstanding fragrance and excellent weather resistance. A vigorous, upright growing Lilac. This Syringa's name, 'Beauty of Moscow', is a translation of its Russian name, ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’.

Use 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.

Distinctive light pink, semi-double, well-scented flowers in trusses filled with star-shaped florets. Named for a nurseryman from Horicon, Wisconsin. In Father Fiala's Lilac book it is described as an outstanding beauty, excellent. Plant Syringa 'Edward J. Gardner' as part of a shrub border or screen, or near a patio to enjoy the fragrance.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Large, highly fragrant fully double creamy white flowers develop from yellow buds in large panicles. One of Father John L. Fiala's most spectacular creations! An upright growing Lilac with extremely healthy foliage. Superb for cutting. Use Syringa 'Fiala's Remembrance' as part of a shrub border or near a patio to enjoy its fragrance.

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Fragrant, deep reddish-purple single flowers that bloom in showy panicles, each to 9" long. This spring blooming classic was introduced by Lemoine in 1913.

Use 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.

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Large panicles of very fragrant, double, lilac-blue flowers from rose-purple buds in late spring. Stunning blossoms have very large florets. Syringa 'Nadezhda' is a profuse bloomer, in flower for a good length of time. Its Russian name translates to "Hope".

Use 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.


 
 

 
 
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Huge panicles are packed with sweetly fragrant, fully double, starry lilac-blue florets in late spring. A vigorous, upright grower with healthy mid-green foliage. Syringa 'President Grevy' is one of the finest double blue lilacs in existence!

Use 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.

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Large clusters of rich deep purple, strongly fragrant flowers are among the deepest and darkest of all the purple Lilacs. Syringa 'Yankee Doodle' is an extremely profuse blooming Lilac from Father Fiala. A most appropriate name for an outstanding American creation! Upright grower with healthy pleasing foliage.

Use Lilacs as a specimen or as part of a shrub border. They are a classic choice for cottage gardens. Enjoy the wonderful fragrance of Lilacs in the garden or as a cut flower in bouquets.

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This beautiful Lilac produces exceptionally long 15" panicles of tightly packed, extremely fragrant dark reddish-purple single flowers. Attractive upright habit with healthy foliage. Syringa 'Declaration' was developed at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Use Lilacs as a specimen or as part of a shrub border. They are a classic choice for cottage gardens. Enjoy the wonderful fragrance of Lilacs in the garden or as a cut flower in bouquets.

 
 
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Get a head start on Lilac time! Enjoy lovely light pink blooms approximately 10 days before the typical Syringa vulgaris varieties begin. Fragrant blooms open from maroon buds. Syringa 'Sweetheart' is a hybrid with hyacinthiflora heritage for early blooms and better heat and humidity tolerance.

Use 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.

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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.

Use 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.

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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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Ornamental and edible! White blooms in spring mature to cream to pink berries that have a darker pink blush, and offer true Blueberry flavor and aroma. This hardy Northern Highbush Blueberry is a compact grower and bears pink fruit that ripens early to midseason. Can be planted in rows, or included in a landscape setting, where its leaves offer handsome red fall color. Pink Popcorn® is self pollinating, but will produce a larger crop of berries if planted in proximity to another early season variety. Like all Blueberries, Pink Popcorn® prefers an acidic soil with adequate moisture.

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Dainty, waxy, bell-shaped flowers are pink instead of the typical white. The late spring flowers are followed by medium to small, edible dark blue blueberries that ripen in early summer. Dark green leaves turn shades of red and purple in fall. Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' is a Southern Highbush Blueberry cultivar; it has a low chilling requirement for fruit set. Self-fertile, but generally will have more fruit if planted near a pollinator. Very compact habit. Evergreen in mild winters. Blueberries prefer acid soil, but this one is relatively tolerant of less acid soils. Plant in organically rich, well drained soil, and mulch to maintain moisture levels. Grow in garden rows or as part of a mixed border.
Wonderfully fragrant white flowers which open from pink-red buds. Dense, compact, selection produces abundant blooms in spring. Viburnum 'Compactum' has extremely healthy dark green foliage that has beautiful fall color in shades of golden orange to wine red.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Outstanding flowers with a spicy-sweet fragrance. Clusters of white flowers open in spring from reddish-pink buds. Viburnum Spice IslandTM is a selection of the Koreanspice Viburnum with a low, uniform, compact globe habit and dark green satiny leaves which turn a red-purple in fall. Wonderful choice for a specimen plant near entryways, patios, or windows where the Daphne-like fragrance can be enjoyed. Selected by Mike Yanny in Wisconsin.
Beautiful selection of the Koreanspice Viburnum with dark rose-pink buds that open to fragrant, soft pink flowers in spring. The leaves turn lovely shades of red in fall. Compact growth with good foliage density on this excellent shrub from Mike Yanny in Wisconsin. Plant Viburnum Spiced BouquetTM near the patio where the luxurious flower scent can be fully enjoyed.
Selected by Roy Klehm for its spectacular fruit display and overall upper Midwest performance. This handsome form of the native Witherod Viburnum has flat-topped clusters of small creamy ivory flowers during midsummer followed by fruits that turn pink, then red, blue and finally black. Often all colors may be present. Clean, dark green, healthy foliage changes to a striking orange-red and purple in fall. Versatile, deciduous shrub is outstanding for naturalizing, mass plantings or as a hedge.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Creamy white flower clusters in late spring to early summer followed by attractive fruit that changes from green to pink, then red, blue and finally black in fall. Foliage turns orange to red tones in fall. A Roy Klehn selection of the Witherod Viburnum, a native to North America. Medium sized, upright-rounded habit. Use Viburnum DefenderTM in mixed borders, to provide a screen, or as a specimen. Attractive to birds and butterflies.
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.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Selected by Roy Klehm for spectacular, early, exceptionally fragrant soft pink clustered flowers that are freely produced well before the foliage. Initially, growth is upright then becomes more spreading with age. Lovely cut flowers. Dislikes excessive summer heat and humidity.
Extremely fragrant, freely produced, small rounded clusters of white flowers in very early spring just as the leaves begin to emerge. A Roy Klehm selection of an uncommon Chinese species. Flowering when few other shrubs are in bloom. Cut a few branches as they begin to open to enjoy an early bouquet.

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Spring blooms plus fall color. This selection of our native Rusty Blackhaw is slightly more compact than the species and has a narrower, more upright habit. Glossy, leathery green leaves that turn burgundy in fall. White flowers in showy rounded cymes, up to 5" across, bloom in spring, and are followed by clusters of blue berries that ripen in September to October and are attractive to birds. Use this large shrub in wildlife gardens, native plantings, and as an understory plant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Shrubs fill the intermediate niche in the garden. Larger than than perennials, they have a woody structure that gives them a year-round presence. Shrubs offer a variety of beautiful traits to choose from: flowers, fragrance, fall color, fruit, and attractive foliage. There is a shrub to fit every garden, even patio gardens with containers as planting beds can include a dwarf selection or two. Shrubs can be planted on their own to enjoy as a specimen, as wonderful anchors for perennial beds, natural supports for Clematis, or to create a lovely screen when privacy is appreciated. We offer a fine selection of colorful shrub choices to enhance your garden.

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