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Azalea 'Girard's Pleasant White' (Evergreen Azalea)

A profusion of white blooms with a cream throat covers the whole shrub, along with the lustrous dark green foliage. Late bloomer and vigorous. Mounding rounded habit.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Tight compact mound of deep purplish-red foliage turns scarlet-purple in fall. Tiny clusters of yellow flowers below the branches appear in spring on thorny stems. Fruits are scarlet drupes that appear in the fall.

Blooms late spring
2′ tall x 2′ spread
HARDY to -40°C/F
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Showy spikes of ruby-red panicles are produced in summer on this multi-stemmed shrub, who’s glossy green foliage turns an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Oval mounded habit.

Blooms in late summer
4-6′ tall x 4′ spread
Attracts butterflies

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(Wedding Party® Series) Double blooms of burgundy-black petals boast a small centre bunch of yellow stamens and flower on foliage of thin, wiry stems with bright green leaves. Slow growth rate.

Hellebores get their common name- Lenten Rose- from the fact that they bloom for at least six weeks beginning in late winter, or during the Christian season of Lent, heralding in spring.

Blooms late winter to early spring
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are deep pale green with wide dark-green margins. Light lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Niagara Falls’.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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This dense, evergreen shrub features ornate clusters of light pink buds in spring that open to crisp white flowers on foliage of shiny, dark green leaves. Slow growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Lilac flower buds form in winter and in spring arching racemes of pink bell-shaped flowers cascade over glossy foliage. New foliage emerges wine-red in spring mature to dark green. Compact mounded habit. 3-5′ tall x 3-5′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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Fiery deep scarlet blooms are heavily textured and completely cover the plant. Small glossy green leaves change to brilliant orange-red in fall, providing interesting cold-weather foliage.

Blooms mid-spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Semi-evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Rabbit resistant

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Slightly ruffled blooms are a strong red with deep orange-red glow. Deep green foliage turns a reddish/copper in fall. Low-growing mounding rounded habit.

Blooms late spring
1.5-2 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Fragrant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Rabbit resistant

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