Shrubs

Shrubs

Shrubs are typically defined as a woody plant arising from multiple stems at the base.  They are typically smaller than trees (under 20 feet (6.09 m)) although many trees can be classified as shrubs depending on where they grow and how they are cultivated.  Shrubs are typically broadleaf although some smaller conifers are classified as shrubs.  They can be deciduous or evergreen; some provide flowers and fruit, while others provide seasonal interest with colourful leaves, berries, or bark.  Landscapers often consider shrubs the backbone of the garden: their permanent structure provides visual interest in the winter, helps to define spaces, and creates screens for unsightly elements in the landscape sizes and textures.

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Abbotswood Potentilla

Abbotswood Potentilla

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300

An excellent dwarf shrub that will provide brilliant summer interest with masses of bright white blooms that cover the fine green foliage, long after many plants have stopped flowering. A versatile plant for use as an accent or along walkways, in borders, low hedges, and foundation plantings. Deciduous.

Alpine Currant

Alpine Currant

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300

Inconspicuous, greenish flowers bloom soon after the leaves appear Three-lobed leaves emerge early in the spring and turn yellow in the fall Dense, upright, oval habit Bloom Time: Spring

Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark

Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark

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300

Round-topped clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall New growth features orange-red leaves to lime-green for the summer and purple in the fall Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Annabelle Hydrangea

Annabelle Hydrangea

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300

Spherical blooms of white florets emerge lime-green and turn white Medium-green leaves are almost round Flowers bloom on new wood Bloom Time: Midsummer until frost Flower Size: 25 cm

Black Chokeberry

Black Chokeberry

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300

Fragrant white flowers Glossy purple-black berries persist for a long period Shiny green foliage turns to an outstanding red in the fall Attracts birds Salt tolerant Bloom Time: Spring

Bloomstruck Hydrangea

Bloomstruck Hydrangea

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74

Blooms mature to shades of violet-blue or rosy-red depending on the soil pH Red-purple stems Flowers on old and new wood Dark green leaves have red petioles and veins Foliage turns to a rich burgundy-red in the fall Bloom Time: July to August

Blue Chip Juniper

Blue Chip Juniper

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211

Blue Chip Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

Blue Star Juniper

Blue Star Juniper

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5

Dense, slow-growing, dwarf evergreen Star-shaped foliage is bright blue year round Provides contrast and winter interest Use in mixed borders, rock gardens, or patio planters

Bobo Hydrangea

Bobo Hydrangea

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300

This dwarf panicle hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo® hydrangea is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. No flopping

Buffalo Juniper

Buffalo Juniper

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5

Open, spreading form with trailing branches Upright growing branchlets hold bright green foliage year round Suitable for ground covers or mass plantings

Calgary Carpet® Juniper

Calgary Carpet® Juniper

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185

Very low, spreading, horizontal growth habit Overlapping branches have soft green foliage year round Use as a ground cover, for mass plantings, or in a mixed border

Center Glow™ Ninebark

Center Glow™ Ninebark

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300

Flat-topped cluster of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Foliage is greenish-gold in the spring, aging to burgundy, Newest leaves show gold centres as they mature Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Cherry Bomb® Barberry

Cherry Bomb® Barberry

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7

Visible, yellow flowers Red berries persist into the winter Burgundy foliage emerges red in the spring, turning scarlet in the fall Stems have sharp thorns Highly tolerant of urban pollution and salt Bloom Time: Spring

Compact Andorra Juniper

Compact Andorra Juniper

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18

Dense, spreading growth with semi-vertical outward branches Soft, feathery foliage is dark green in the summer Foliage turns bronze-purple in the winter Suitable for mass plantings

Concord Barberry

Concord Barberry

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125

Yellow flowers are hardly visible Red berries persist into the winter Deep purplish-red foliage throughout the season, to scarlet-purple in the fall Stems have sharp thorns Highly tolerant of urban pollution and salt Bloom Time: Mid-spring

Cream Cracker™ Dogwood

Cream Cracker™ Dogwood

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218

This lovely dogwood boasts a compact, rounded form with green leaves and striking creamy golden margins. Developed as an improvement on the old mottled dogwood.

Dart's Gold Ninebark

Dart's Gold Ninebark

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300

Flat-topped, clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Yellow, textured leaves fade to green as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Diabolo® Ninebark

Diabolo® Ninebark

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300

Flat-topped clusters of white flowers Fruit reddish in the fall, maturing to brown Purple, textured leaves age to a greenish colour as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Dogwood Arctic Fire

Dogwood Arctic Fire

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222

ARCTIC FIRE, is a dwarf redtwig dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bright red winter stems. It typically grows to 3-4’ tall and as wide with dense stems. It lacks the spreading habit of the species. Reddish stems turn bright red in winter and are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny, fragrant, white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer.

Dogwood Buds Yellow

Dogwood Buds Yellow

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275

Bud's Yellow' is a yellowtwig dogwood it is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 5-8' tall on erect. The outstanding ornamental features of this cultivar are: (1) bright yellow winter stems which are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop and (2) disease-resistant, ovate to elliptic, medium/dark green leaves (to 4.5" long)

Dogwood Isanti

Dogwood Isanti

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287

Isanti' is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum size of 4-5' tall with a rounded, spreading habit. Denser and more compact than the species due in large part to its shorter internodes. The outstanding ornamental feature of this plant is its bright red winter stems.

Dogwood Neon Burst

Dogwood Neon Burst

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5

NEON BURST is a compact selection of tatarian dogwood that features bright yellow to chartreuse foliage in the spring and summer, a showy display of fall color, and vibrant red stems in winter. Small white flowers are borne in terminal clusters in mid-spring. Resists scorching in full sun.

Dogwood Siberian Pearls

Dogwood Siberian Pearls

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300

Siberian Pearls’ is noted for its compact size, profuse flowering/fruiting and bright red twigs in winter. It is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows 3-4’ tall . Tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5” diameter) in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer.

Dogwood Sibirica Varieg

Dogwood Sibirica Varieg

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290

.‘Sibirica’ is a dogwood that is noted for its brilliant red stems in winter that are particularly showy on sunny days with snow on the ground. It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 4-7’ tall on erect, usually unbranched stems. Tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5” diameter) in late spring,

Dogwood Silver & Gold

Dogwood Silver & Gold

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300

Silver and Gold’ is a yellowtwig dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bold variegated foliage and its yellow winter stems. This is a suckering shrub that typically grows to 5-7’ tall by 6-8’ wide. Leaves (2-4” long) are variegated with irregular creamy white margins. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Stems turn bright yellow in winter.

Dwarf American Cranberry

Dwarf American Cranberry

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300

Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers Red berries are attractive to birds Textured, three-lobed, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Upright, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring

Dwarf Burning Bush

Dwarf Burning Bush

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287

Inconspicuous yellow flowers Orange-red seeds are often not noticeable because of the plant's fall colour Medium-green leaves are densely packed on twigs Spectacular fall colours of burgundy, red, and sometimes pink Round-topped vase-shaped habit Bloom Time: Late spring

Dwarf European Cranberry

Dwarf European Cranberry

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300

A non-flowering, non-fruiting cultivar Textured, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Compact, oval, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: May

Dwarf Mugo Pine

Dwarf Mugo Pine

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300

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Emerald Carousel Barberry

Emerald Carousel Barberry

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14

Thorny, arching branches display yellow flowers Red berries persist into the winter Deep green leaves turn red-purple in early fall Holds its fall colour well into the season Highly tolerant of urban pollution and salt Bloom Time: Spring

European Snowball

European Snowball

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300

AKA Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' Globose clusters of creamy-white flowers Sterile, producing no fruit Textured, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Oval, spreading, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring

Flame Willow

Flame Willow

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300

This variety is named for the bright orange-red stems exhibited year round. Foliage remains a glossy green throughout the summer but has lovely golden yellow fall colour.

Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac

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300

Yellowish, male and female flowers Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter Medium-green to blue-green, aromatic, soft leaves are sometimes glossy Fall colour is orange to red, sometimes purple Rambling, spreading, irregular habit, re-rooting on contact with the soil Bloom Time: April to May

Globe Caragana

Globe Caragana

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300

Excellent tolerance for heat and drought; use as a formal hedge or specimen plant. Dark green foliage remains consistent through the summer.

Gold Star® Juniper

Gold Star® Juniper

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28

Very flat-topped spreader Closed, scale-like foliage is paired with open-scaled foliage on the same plant Golden, lacy foliage on the ends of new, growth tips Use for foundation or mass plantings

Gold flame Spirea

Gold flame Spirea

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300

Gold flame Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Golden Pfitzer Juniper

Golden Pfitzer Juniper

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36

Flat-topped, spreading, horizontal tiered branches Body of the plant is green with young yellow tips Good for screening or foundation plantings

Goldstar Potentilla

Goldstar Potentilla

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300

The blooms on this compact selection are some of the largest from the entire potentilla collection. It remains quite low growing and is excellent in borders.

Hedge Cotoneaster

Hedge Cotoneaster

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300

Dark green foliage all season Foliage is an outstanding colour of scarlet in the fall Shell-pink blooms appear along the branches Black fruit ripens in September to October Bloom Time: early June

Highbush Cranberry

Highbush Cranberry

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237

Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers Red berries are attractive to birds Textured, three-lobed, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Upright, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring

Hughes Juniper

Hughes Juniper

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279

Low, spreading habit with feathery branches Silvery-blue foliage throughout most of the year Winter foliage colour shows a tinge of purple Use as a ground cover or for mass plantings

Hydrangea 'Firelight'

Hydrangea 'Firelight'

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30

Large flowers are red early in the summer for a colorful display.

Incrediball hydrangea

Incrediball hydrangea

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300

Incrediball' hydrangeas are an improvement on Annabelle shrubs, with stronger branches and bigger flower heads. Allowing a much more predominate look in your garden.

Invincibelle Limetta® Hydrangea

Invincibelle Limetta® Hydrangea

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239

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® A dwarf 'Annabelle' type Rounded, tidy habit and compact frame Spheres of lime-green flowers age to jade-green Bloom Time: June until frost

Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea

Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea

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93

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Burgundy-red buds open to a two-toned combination of bright red and silvery-pink Dark green leaves are almost round Strong rebloomer When moistened by rain, flower heads remain erect Bloom Time: June until frost

Ivory Halo dogwood

Ivory Halo dogwood

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300

Ivory Halo dogwood is A nice compact shrub with attractive, variegated green and white foliage. Creamy-white flowers in spring followed by small white berries in summer. Nice red stems in winter.

Lilac  Charles Joly

Lilac Charles Joly

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98

Double, magenta flowers Dark green leaves turn burgundy or bronze in the fall Upright, oval habit Bloom Time: May

Lilac  Common Purple

Lilac Common Purple

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300

Sweetly fragrant, single flowers ranging in colour from lavender to white Dark green leaves turn burgundy or bronze in the fall Upright, oval habit Bloom Time: April to May

Lilac  Common White

Lilac Common White

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190

Sweetly fragrant, single, white flowers Dark green leaves turn burgundy or bronze in the fall Upright, oval habit Bloom Time: April to May

Lilac  Donald Wyman

Lilac Donald Wyman

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300

Purple buds open to single, red-purple, fragrant flowers Dark green, textured leaves turn burgundy or bronze in the fall Upright, oval habit Bloom Time: Late spring