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Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen)

White, waxy, nodding, bell-shaped flowers bloom above foliage of glossy dark green leaves followed by bright red berries and forms an attractive groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

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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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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This grass bears dramatic black blades that shine black purple in the sun. Small pale pink flowers bloom on dark stems before glossy dark purple berries appear. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This evergreen shrub features racemes of nodding, bell-shaped white flowers that bloom on stems bearing glossy variegated leaves that emerge pink and turn creamy white and medium green. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators
Fragrant

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Compact clusters of bright red, sweet fruit grows on branches with small pale green blooms and green leaves that change to glossy, dark green before yellowing in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid spring
3-5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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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 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports blue-green sword-like leaves with burgundy spotting, making it appear purple, with the latter shade becoming more intense when exposed to more sunlight. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its Agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

Other plants in the Mad About Mangave® Collection

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This dense, broadleaf evergreen sports small, delicate, shiny deep green leaves with tips that turn an attractive shade of red during spring. Ideal for use as hedging or as a container plant. Will produce black berries if there is a male pollinator planted close by. Makes a suitable substitute for boxwood. Fast growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant
Dwarf habit

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