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Cornus alba Elegantissima (Red Twig Dogwood)

Grey-green foliage with creamy-white margins adorning intense red stems add to winter interest. In late spring, tiny white blooms appear in flat-top clusters followed by whitish-blue drupes. Rounded habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms in late spring
6-8 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 2
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

White blooms in upright panicles are followed by brown seed capsules on glossy dark green foliage that turns to shades of yellow and golden brown in fall. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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Rosy red petals with a creamy midrib and green throat rise high above full evergreen foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms mid-summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Rebloomer
Fragrant
Diploid

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(Summerific® Collection) Large dinnerplate-sized blooms of glossy, deep scarlet red grow on compact glossy deep green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Humidity tolerant
Long blooming
Deciduous

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(Everlasting® Series) Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces rounded flower clusters that change from solid green to fuchsia, or violet-blue, depending on the pH of the soil, and green foliage. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Salt Tolerant
Rebloomer
Deciduous

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This herbaceous perennial features creeping vines bearing bright yellow coin-shaped leaves that form a leafy mat that spreads by rhizomes. Will likely kill off other groundcovers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
0.25-0.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Groundcover

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This deciduous shrub has multiple stems of twiggy branches bearing glossy foliage that in spring is red-tinged green and becomes dark blue-green in summer, then turning shades of yellow, orange, and burgundy in fall. Clusters of small, pink-flushed white flowers in spring give way to edible powdery-blue berries. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
5-8 ft tall x 5-8 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators

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This deciduous shrubs features showy spikes of ruby-red panicles and glossy green foliage that turns an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Oval mounded habit. Slow growth rate.

Blooms in late summer
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Colourful shrub with ovate foliage that’s bright yellow in the spring, soft yellow in summer and bright red in fall. Flaming orange-red stems are revealed when foliage drops. Creamy-white flowers in spring yield berries mid summer. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to late summer
6 ft tall x 6 ft wide
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
|Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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