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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Lilac  Sensation

Lilac Sensation

Quantity Available:
5

Single flowers have purple petals with pure white borders Dark green leaves turn burgundy or bronze in the fall Upright, oval habit Bloom Time: May

Lilac  Tinkerbelle

Lilac Tinkerbelle

Quantity Available:
150

Wine-colored buds open to sweetly fragrant, single, pale pink flowers Dark green leaves Rounded, upright and non-suckering Bloom Time: Mid to late spring

Lilac Dwarf Korean

Lilac Dwarf Korean

Quantity Available:
500

A beautiful and popular shrub with numerous attributes; striking spikes of fragrant lilac-pink flowers in late spring, small rounded foliage and a uniform compact shape; neat and tidy, an extremely versatile garden shrub; full sun and well-drained soil

Little Devil™ Dwarf Ninebark

Little Devil™ Dwarf Ninebark

Quantity Available:
88

Pinkish-white, spirea-like flowers Deep burgundy foliage and peeling, papery bark Dense growth habit and powdery mildew resistant Compact, upright, rounded form A good substitute for barberry Bloom Time: June

Little Giant Globe Cedar

Little Giant Globe Cedar

Quantity Available:
55

A compact globe-shaped evergreen shrub; light green color; slow growing; very trimable; ideal for home landscape use; popular as a foundation shrub; hardy and adaptable; best with adequate sun; protect from drying winds.

Madame Lemoine Lilac

Madame Lemoine Lilac

Quantity Available:
50

This showy lilac bears panicles of double white flowers on a wide, spreading bush. It has been used for decades in cold regions and is a very dependable selection.

Mango Tango™ Potentilla

Mango Tango™ Potentilla

Quantity Available:
25

As a recent development from the University of Manitoba, this potentilla selection is sure to fit into the Prairie landscape. Due to its size, it will fit into many different applications. The bicolour flowers are most dramatic in cooler weather.

Mint Julep® Juniper

Mint Julep® Juniper

Quantity Available:
196

AKA Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green' Compact habit with upward arching branches Dark green, scale-like foliage Use for foundation or mass plantings

Minuet Weigela

Minuet Weigela

Quantity Available:
6

Dark ruby-red, slightly fragrant flowers Deep green leaves have a purplish-red overcast Compact, spreading habit Bloom Time: Spring and sporadically in the summer and fall

Mohican Viburnum

Mohican Viburnum

Quantity Available:
67

Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers Fruit starts off pinkish-red maturing to bluish-black The fruit ripens in the fall and is highly attractive to birds Textured, velvety, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Upright, rounded, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring

My Monetâ Weigela

My Monetâ Weigela

Quantity Available:
187

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Funnel-shaped, dark pink flowers Variegated, green and white leaves have pink overtones Compact, low, spreading habit Bloom Time: Spring and sporadically in the summer and fall

Nannyberry

Nannyberry

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24

Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers Bluish-black fruit in the fall is attractive to birds Glossy, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Upright, columnar, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring

Northern Gold Forsythia

Northern Gold Forsythia

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373

Golden-yellow flowers appear before the leaves Green leaves turn to a burgundy-purple in the fall Upright, rounded, vase-shaped Noted for its cold-hardy flower buds Bloom Time: Spring

Nugget Ninebark

Nugget Ninebark

Quantity Available:
59

Flat-topped clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Yellow textured leaves fade 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

Panther® Ninebark

Panther® Ninebark

Quantity Available:
91

Flat-topped clusters of pink flowers Fruit reddish in the fall, maturing to brown Very dark purple textured leaves age reddish as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, narrow habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Peegee Hydrangea

Peegee Hydrangea

Quantity Available:
196

Cones of small florets emerge white, turning to pink Medium-green leaves turn yellow, sometimes dull purple Open, upright, spreading shrub with pointed, dark green leaves Bloom Time: Summer until frost

Potentilla 'Fargo'

Potentilla 'Fargo'

Quantity Available:
109

The large, golden-yellow blooms are produced profusely all summer on this compact, rounded shrub. Outstanding!

Potentilla 'Goldfinger'

Potentilla 'Goldfinger'

Quantity Available:
500

An impressive colour of dark feathery foliage with masses of large, yellow blooms cover this compact, rounded shrub all season making it an excellent border shrub.

Potentilla 'Pink Beauty'

Potentilla 'Pink Beauty'

Quantity Available:
79

A distinctive Potentilla with semi-double flowers in a very attractive medium-pink. In very extreme heat the flowers will develop a lighter pink colour. The superior plant vigour results in this Potentilla having a long flowering duration. The bright-green foliage is bushy and forms a mounded shrub.

Prince of Wales Juniper

Prince of Wales Juniper

Quantity Available:
145

Low, spreading growth with trailing branches Feathery foliage is green in the summer Foliage turns purple in the winter Use as a ground cover or for mass plantings

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry

Quantity Available:
500

Small, fragrant, light pink flowers emerge simultaneously with the leaves Scant, blue-black fruit ripening in July are eaten by birds Semi-glossy, purple leaves occasionally turn pinkish in the fall Upright, vase-shaped habit Bloom Time: April

Red Prince Weigela

Red Prince Weigela

Quantity Available:
370

Funnel-shaped, red flowers Glossy, green leaves are tipped with a tinge of red Upright, rounded habit Bloom Time: Spring and sporadically in the summer and fall

Rose Glow Barberry

Rose Glow Barberry

Quantity Available:
42

Rose Glow Barberry is a very hardy shrub with relatively low maintenance. It has little or no trouble at all under normal landscape conditions and that is why it is quickly becoming extremely popular in landscapes

Royal Burgundy® Barberry

Royal Burgundy® Barberry

Quantity Available:
171

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

Rumba Weigela

Rumba Weigela

Quantity Available:
90

Funnel-shaped, red flowers Light green leaves are tipped with a tinge of purple Spreading, rounded habit Bloom Time: Spring and sporadically in the summer and fall

Savin Juniper

Savin Juniper

Quantity Available:
138

Vase-shaped with vertical arching branches Short, soft needles are dark green year round Suitable for foundation or mass plantings

Silver Charm Dogwood

Silver Charm Dogwood

Quantity Available:
188

This selection feautures a dense, compact growth habit along with excellent green and silver variegation. Developed by Ron Boughen for improved cold hardiness and northern performance.

Skandia Juniper

Skandia Juniper

Quantity Available:
296

Dwarf, prostrate, low spreading plant Foliage is a soft gray-green year round Use as a ground cover or for mass plantings

Spirea  Anthony Waterer

Spirea Anthony Waterer

Quantity Available:
425

Hardy, upright, rounded shrub with profuse clusters of rose-pink blooms. Unique foliage is very striking.

Spirea  Froebel

Spirea Froebel

Quantity Available:
500

Rounded shrub with its colourful foliage and flat clusters of bright pink blooms. Suitable for foundation planting.

Spirea  Goldflame

Spirea Goldflame

Quantity Available:
160

Profuse clusters of bright blooms are produced through summer. New foliage emerges bright yellow turning green then to brilliant fall colours. Low, mounded form.

Spirea  Little Princess

Spirea Little Princess

Quantity Available:
68

Clusters of small flowers adorn this dense, mounded shrub. Its mint-green foliage makes it an impressive colour display for any landscape.

Spirea  Magic Carpet

Spirea Magic Carpet

Quantity Available:
500

This colourful, compact shrub is a must in any yard with its fall bronze to russet foliage and pink blooms that cover from early summer to late fall.

Spirea  Neon Flash

Spirea Neon Flash

Quantity Available:
53

Bright red flowers in flattened clusters Foliage is green, then dark burgundy in the fall Upright, rounded form Bloom Time: Late spring

Spirea  Shirobana

Spirea Shirobana

Quantity Available:
15

Pink, white and red flowers in flattened clusters Flower colours can appear simultaneously, sometimes in the same cluster Foliage is blue-green, then dark burgundy in the fall Mounded form Bloom Time: Late spring

Spirea Bridalwreath

Spirea Bridalwreath

Quantity Available:
334

Double, white flowers before the leaves Shiny, dark green leaves turn yellow-orange in the fall Upright, vase-shaped form Bloom Time: Spring

Spirea False Ash Leaf

Spirea False Ash Leaf

Quantity Available:
500

Lush feathery fern-like foliage with white, plume-like flowers through summer. Tolerates shade well and some drought. Upright, spreading form.

Spirea Frit Fritsch

Spirea Frit Fritsch

Quantity Available:
500

Plant in full sun to enjoy the summer blooms and stunning fall colour.

Spirea Goldmound

Spirea Goldmound

Quantity Available:
500

Low mounded shrub with small, yellow foliage making it a good contrast for any landscape.

Spirea Sem False

Spirea Sem False

Quantity Available:
162

False spirea is best grown with average to medium moisture and in an organically rich, well-drained soil, in full sun.

Spirea Snowmound

Spirea Snowmound

Quantity Available:
398

Masses of white flower clusters adorn the graceful arching fountain-like branches against the blue-green foliage. Excellent for small landscapes. Rounded form.

Spirea Three Lobed

Spirea Three Lobed

Quantity Available:
500

This shrub has graceful arching branches that are covered with masses of white flowers.

Spirea Tor Birchleaf

Spirea Tor Birchleaf

Quantity Available:
500

Mint-green foliage and clusters of white flat topped flowers. This selection lends itself to a variety of landscape uses with its dense, mounding form. Fall colouration is a blend of yellow, bronze and red.

Sunsation® Barberry

Sunsation® Barberry

Quantity Available:
7

Yellow flowers are hardly visible Red berries persist into the winter Yellow foliage has an orange glow on the leaf tips throughout the season Stems have sharp thorns Highly tolerant of urban pollution and salt Bloom Time: Spring

Tango Weigela

Tango Weigela

Quantity Available:
90

This shrub has a compact rounded growth habit and is covered with a profusion of pink flowers in the spring. The foliage is a purplish-green and turns a purple colour in fall.

Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Sumac

Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Sumac

Quantity Available:
151

Greenish-yellow, male and female flowers Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter Yellow, soft leaves with reddish stems Fall colour is yellow, orange, and scarlet Suckering profusely, it produces colonies of mostly vertical, velvety branches Bloom Time: June

Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark

Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark

Quantity Available:
13

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Dwarf cultivar with golden-yellow, small, refined foliage in the spring maturing to bright green in the summer Dark pink buds open to dainty, white flowers which cover the stems Good mildew resistance Bloom Time: May to June

Tiny Wine® Ninebark

Tiny Wine® Ninebark

Quantity Available:
13

Proven Winners® Color Choice® Extra bushy, with small, refined foliage Dwarf cultivar with dark bronze-maroon foliage providing colour all season Dark pink buds open to dainty, white to soft pink flowers that cover the stems Bloom Time: Late spring

Turkestan Burning Bush

Turkestan Burning Bush

Quantity Available:
500

The narrow dark green leaves on this shrub turn a brilliant red in fall and persist throughout the winter. The late summer fruit pods are a noticeable pink colour against the dark foliage.

Wichita Blue Juniper

Wichita Blue Juniper

Quantity Available:
34

Tall, narrow, columnar growth habit Upright growing branches hold bright blue foliage throughout the year Use in groups for screening or for confined areas of the landscape