November 30, 2021
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Plant Reference Guide

While browsing the Plant Reference Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out.** Download button in upper left corner **Plant Reference Guideno-repeat;center top;;auto *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store.Plant Reference Guideno-repeat;center top;;auto Plant Reference Guide The Plant Reference Guide is the hardcopy catalog of commonly grown and stocked plants […]
November 30, 2021
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Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs

How to Plant & Handle Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs Properly planting trees is one of the best investments you can make for the long-term health of your trees. When done properly, your plants will flourish and cause less heartache in the future. These recommendations are from decades of experience and […]
November 30, 2021
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We Plan-You Plant

We Plan – You Plant Many people enjoy DIY – cut your own beds, install your own plants, and lay your own mulch! But most people don\’t know the correct plants, the proper design aesthetic, or the size that plants mature to. Our designers will create for you a design […]
November 30, 2021
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Bird Garden in Wisconsin

How to Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsin Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsinno-repeat;center top;;auto0px Watching backyard birds is relaxing, entertaining, and educational. Seeing a bright red cardinal in the middle of winter is uplifting. A visit from a ruby-throated hummingbird outside the breakfast nook can be a great way […]
December 30, 2017

Introductions & Originations

Introductions & Originations   Johnson\’s Nursery Originals; J.N. Plant Selections Introductions Johnson’s Nursery is proud to have numerous nationally recognized plants that originated in our fields. You may be familiar with trees and shrubs touting the cultivar names of ‘J.N. Select’, ‘J.N. Upright’, or ‘J.N. Select A’. These are plants […]
November 30, 2017
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Water Your Plants

Water Your Plants Don’t forget to water your plants! Proper watering of a newly installed plant is critical to its establishment and future growth. Though watering may seem like a simple task, proper watering is a complex subject that does not easily offer a one-size-fits-all guideline for the quantity and […]
April 9, 2017
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Deer Protection, Buck Rub & Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants, Buck Rub & Protection Deer resistant plants is a very common topic in Wisconsin, especially in fall. It\’s often an initial question on new landscape projects of all sizes. Deer resistant, repellent, deterrent, and deer proof can all be used synonymously with the topic. Ultimately, fencing is […]
April 9, 2017
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Black Walnut Toxicity

Black Walnut Toxicity Occasionally, clients will call our offices with complaints about an area in their yard where nothing seems to grow. One of the questions we ask is “Is there a Black Walnut tree nearby?” Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) and a related species, Butternut (Juglans cinerea) produce juglone, a […]
April 1, 2017
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Harvest Windows & Dig Times

Harvest Windows Throughout the spring season, we hear from a lot of panicked people who think that their trees have to be in the ground by June. So not true! And although this video pertains to harvesting field-grown plants in the spring, the theme is the same for harvesting plants […]
February 27, 2011
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Ping Pong™ Buttonbush

Ping Pong™ Buttonbush Cephalanthus ‘Select A Dark Green’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ping Pong™ Buttonbush has an upright growing habit and rich, glossy, dark green leaves. Perfectly globular, creamy white inflorescences, similar to small ping pong balls. Wetland shrub that can tolerate periodic […]
February 26, 2011
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Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood

Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘Wisconsin Red™’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood is a fantastic small-scale tree with a dense canopy! Improved fall color on our Wisconsin strain is reliably orange-red. Its leaf and bark characteristics resemble a small beech […]
February 7, 2011
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Spice Island™ Koreanspice Viburnum

Spice Island™ Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Spice Island™ Koreanspice Viburnum was selected by Mike Yanny for its compact habit and late flowering. While other Viburnum carlesii will flower while their leaves are still emerging, Spice Island™ […]
February 6, 2011
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Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum

Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum was picked out of a block of seedlings because of its two-tone maroon and green new growth. The leaves have the appearance of feathers at the base […]
February 6, 2011
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Irish Setter™ Dogwood

Irish Setter™ Dogwood Cornus racemosa x amomum ‘J.N. Red Stem’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Irish Setter™ Dogwood was selected from local ecotype seedlings growing at Johnson’s Nursery. Irish Setter™ Dogwood has superior resistance to septoria leaf spot, which is very common on this […]
February 6, 2011
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Firespire® Musclewood

Firespire® Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Upright’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firespire® Musclewood is an upright form of Musclewood with outstanding orange-red fall color. It is quite similar in scale and form to Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’. Firespire® Musclewood is an excellent choice for […]
February 6, 2011
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Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea

Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea Spiraea fritschiana ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea is a pink flowering cultivar of Fritsch Spirea, selected by Mike Yanny at Johnson’s Nursery. In spring, purple-pink buds explode into heavy clusters of purple-pink flowers! The fall […]
February 6, 2011
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Firebird® Crabapple

Firebird® Crabapple Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ PP12,621 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firebird® Crabapple originated from an open-pollinated seedling of Sargent crabapple. It is a compact version of its parent that grows more upright when young becoming spreading with age. Sweet smelling snow-white flowers […]
September 26, 2000
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Guides: Planting, Watering, Pruning

Guides Guides: Planting, Watering, Pruning Plants are an investment. Among the numerous benefits of ornamental and shade trees, shrubs, evergreens, and perennials are sensory stimulation, relaxation, curb appeal, and restoration. So how can you best leverage these attributes to benefit yourself and your landscape environment? Ensuring the successful life of […]