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Cornus alba Prairie Fire (Dogwood)

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

This deciduous shrub features panicles covered with delicate white flowers that bloom on glossy green foliage and give way to dark brown seedheads. Upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Deep rich black-red petals sport a prominent bright tangerine throat and rise high above full green 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 early to mid summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°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 white with intense deep pink-tipped petals and matching veining with a small cherry red eye grow on compact dark olive-green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
4-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Humidity tolerant
Long blooming
Salt tolerant
Deciduous

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(Invincibelle® 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 large, rounded flower clusters of deep violet-mauve blooms in a dwarf habit. Rapid growth rate

Blooms early summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Neutral pH preference
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Dwarf habit
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 low-growing 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 burgundy in fall. Clusters of small, pink-flushed white flowers in spring give way to edible, powdery, sweet blueberries. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators

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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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White blooms and broad, ovate leaves emerge in spring, followed by clusters of berries in late summer, on showy yellow, orange, and coral stems that stand out in the winter landscape. Upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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