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Fothergilla gardenii

White, bottlebrush flowers appear before foliage; flowers are a cluster of white stamens not petals. Foliage has coarsely toothed margin; brilliant orange/red in fall. Slow growth rate. Low growing.

Blooms early spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant

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

Clusters of lilac flowers along the stems followed by clusters of bright, glossy, violet-purple fruit in fall persisting to early winter. They contrast with purplish foliage in summer that turns rosy-pink in fall. Upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
4-6 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and birds
Deer resistant

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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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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 pyramidal panicles of large white blooms on medium green foliage resembling oak-leaves that turn deep purple to crimson in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
4-6 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Salt Tolerant
Deciduous

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This evergreen fern features a fountain of leathery, lance-shaped bright green fronds that add winter interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to winter
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Clusters of dark pink buds open to reveal vibrant lavender pink flowers with deep orange-brown blotches that bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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This deciduous shrub boasts pinkish-purple trumpet shaped flowers on stunning variegated cream and mint green foliage that takes on purple tones and creates vivid interest in the garden. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Bright yellow flowers bloom from the ground to the end of each branch of this beautiful, compact accent plant. Mounded dwarf habit.

Blooms early spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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This very floriferous shrub produces waves of bright yellow, pea-like flowers on a dense mound of arching/ trailing branches that softens the edges of raised beds. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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