November 8, 2012
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Sumac Comparison

Sumac Comparison Genus: Rhus The Sumac (Rhus) family includes a selection Wisconsin native shrubs noted for their fern-like foliage, site adaptability, and wildlife value. They\’re a very strong plant in native and land restoration projects because the majority of the family are colonizers, meaning they\’re vigorous and will spread; therefore, […]
June 22, 2012
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Lilacs Comparison Chart

Common Purple LilacSyringa vulgaris These are your standard, old-school lilacs that mature to at least 8’ in height and are typically as wide as they are tall. Common purple lilacs and their cultivars are excellent choices for the shrub border, as an individual specimen plant, or as a centerpiece in […]
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 14, 2011
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Violet Uprising™ Lilac

Violet Uprising™ Lilac Syringa patula ‘JN Upright Select’ PPAF Description & Overview Violet Uprising™ Lilac is a new introduction (2020) selected for its upright habit and heavy flowering habit. Typically, taller than broad, this selection is an exceptional choice for hedging in a sunny location. At 9 years old, the […]
February 7, 2011
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Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac

Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica ‘Fine Textured Compact Select A’ PP28,669 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac was selected for its dense, mounded habit and refined textured foliage. This shrub lends an air of sophistication to sites where few other plants will […]
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 7, 2011
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Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum

Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select S’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum is a heavy flowering cultivar with the delicious fragrance the species is known for. This cultivar was selected by Mike Yanny for its smaller, […]
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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Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum

Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum is a stand-out selection compact ornamental shrub. In late June, creamy-white clusters of flowers explode from the dark green foliage for the world to see. When a pollinator is […]
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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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 […]
December 31, 2010
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Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra Description & Overview Smooth sumac is a Wisconsin native shrub. It’s a vigorous, colonizing shrub with great value to wildlife, and it will thrive in exposed and challenging sites such as roadway embankments where few other plants would survive. Perhaps not for the more refined garden […]
November 22, 2010
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Redosier Dogwood

Redosier Dogwood Cornus sericea Description & Overview Redosier Dogwood is a uniquely beautiful Wisconsin native shrub that provides food and shelter to nearly 100 species of birds. It can be used as a stunning hedge or border plant in just about any soil condition. Thriving in wet areas, with suckering […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Snowberry

Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus Description & Overview A Wisconsin native deciduous shrub, vigorously suckering and spreading, Common Snowberry creates a cohesive bridge between ornamental interest and wildlife value in the landscape. With bluish-green foliage and dainty light-pink flower clusters, spring and summer interest is covered. As the leaves drop revealing […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Witchhazel

Common Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Description & Overview A fall blooming large scale shrub, with native habitat and wildlife value, Common Witchhazel brings year round interest to wooded areas. Fragrant, four (4) crinkly petaled, ribbon-like flowers draw in your interest towards the end of fall. Its unique crooked branched crown is […]
November 13, 2010
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Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin’s streambeds and swamps, Silky Dogwood plays an important role in local ecosystems. A great choice for moist or wet areas. This large-to-medium-sized lowland shrub produces spectacular porcelain-blue fruit clusters in late summer which are a favorite of local wildlife. Silky […]
November 13, 2010
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Sweet Fern

Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrina Description & Overview Sweet Fern, despite its name is not actually a fern (or a perennial). Sweet Fern is a Wisconsin native shrub with aromatically pleasing foliage, especially when its leaves are crushed; this poses a great investment for wildlife and landscape use. Great for slopes […]
September 27, 2010
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Common Ninebark

Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius Description & Overview Common Ninebark is a tough, Wisconsin native shrub. Does it look a little wild? Yes, yes it does. Is it for everyone? Nope. But if you are looking for a shrub that can handle the bitter cold, many soil types, and even the […]
September 27, 2010
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Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle

Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle Diervilla lonicera Description & Overview Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle is a Wisconsin native landscape plant noted for its shrubby form, spreading habit, yellow trumpet-shaped flowers, and brilliant fall color. New foliage emerges in unusual tints of coppery green and bronze. The growth of new stems appears with a crimson tint. […]
September 27, 2010
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Firedance™ Dogwood

Firedance™ Dogwood Cornus sericea ‘Bailadeline’ PPAF Description & Overview Firedance™ Dogwood is a compact, dwarf nativar of Cornus sericea, the Redosier Dogwood. This Bailey’s Nursery introduction was bred to not only stay small but also to have a much more rounded and uniform habit than its native heritage. This tough, […]
July 20, 2010
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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum Description & Overview St. John’s Wort is a handsome dense, rounded shrub with charming blue-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. The stems and seedheads appear varnished in winter adding a unique texture to the landscape. May also be known as Kalm’s St. […]
July 15, 2010
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Buttonbush

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Description & Overview Buttonbush brings more than its sweet scent and charming blooms into your garden – it is a magnet for wildlife! Another common name for this shrub is honey bells as its spherical white flowers are a favorite among honeybees and bumblebees. It is adapted […]
March 24, 2010
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Bush Cinquefoil

Bush Cinquefoil is a cheery Wisconsin native shrub that explodes with shiny, bright yellow flowers in June, blooming continuously through September. This prolonged flowering period supports many pollinators including bees and butterflies, making it a great choice for native gardens.
March 20, 2010
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Ames St. John’s Wort

Ames St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’ Description & Overview A hardy form selected at Iowa State University, Ames St. John’s Wort is a perfectly rounded shrub with masses of beautiful 1” golden yellow flowers that bloom in mid-summer. In winter, the exfoliating bark and varnished seed heads give a […]
March 6, 2010
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Common Winterberry

Common Winterberry Ilex verticillata Description & Overview Common Winterberry is the Wisconsin native deciduous holly, variable in size. Commonly grows in damp areas throughout much of Wisconsin. Abundant bright red fruits hug branches on the female plants from fall into winter. Plant in groups – as both male and female […]
March 4, 2010
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American Elderberry

American Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Description & Overview American Elderberry is a large, sprawling, Wisconsin native shrub with bright green leaves, white clusters of fragrant flowers, and juicy, edible black fruits. Elderberry blooms at a time of year when little else is. This native species can tolerate low, wet areas that […]
March 2, 2010
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Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo is a Wisconsin native shrub with maroon to dark purple flowers in late spring. Commonly referred to as native burning bush, Eastern Wahoo is a large growing shrub that can eventually obtain small tree status. This plant is most well-known for its showy, four-pointed star-shaped fruit and its brilliant fall color.
February 23, 2010
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Coral Drift® Rose

Coral Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Coral Drift’ PP19,148 Description & Overview Bright coral-orange, semi-double blooms cover Coral Drift® Rose from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. Its compact, mounding habit is great where roses are desired but space is limited. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
February 23, 2010
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Peach Drift® Rose

Peach Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Peach Drift’ PP18,542 Description & Overview Semi-double, soft peach blooms cover Peach Drift® Rose from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. The low, compact habit of this mounding shrub is perfect for sunny spaces needing additional color. Core Characteristics […]
February 23, 2010
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Red Drift® Rose

Red Drift® Rose Rosa x ‘Red Drift’ PP17,877 Description & Overview Red Drift® Rose produces clusters of petite, semi-double red blooms that cover this small mounding shrub from mid-spring to mid-fall. The glossy dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. With a compact habit and tidy appearance, this rose is […]
February 16, 2010
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Missouri Gooseberry

Missouri Gooseberry is a wonderful Wisconsin native shrub with white, drooping flowers that bloom from April to May. Edible, tart green fruits ripen to blackish-purple from June to September, making excellent preserves and cooking enhancements. Missouri Gooseberry provides many benefits to wildlife including cover, food, nectar, and pollen.
February 14, 2010
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Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea

Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA7’ PPAF Description & Overview Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea brings a never-before-seen color to the species, with large mop-head flowers in a deep mauve-violet. The compact habit and sturdy stems keep this selection upright, reducing the need for staking. If you struggle with the […]
February 14, 2010
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Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea

Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA5’ PPAF Description & Overview Invincibelle Wee White is the first dwarf ‘Annabelle’ type hydrangea! Pure white mop-head flowers bloom from summer to fall, aging to shades of lime and pink atop sturdy stems. This shrub naturally grows as tidy, rounded mounded, and is […]
February 14, 2010
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Sugar Shack® Buttonbush

Sugar Shack® Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘SMCOSS’ PP26,543 Description & Overview Sugar Shack® Buttonbush is a compact selection of our native species. Its glossy foliage emerges red in spring, maturing to green, then turning to burgundy in the fall. Unique, fragrant blooms emerge in July followed by colorful red fruit late […]
February 11, 2010
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New Jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus Description & Overview An attractive Wisconsin native sub-shrub for our prairies and open savannas. A blanket of white flowers in late June to July, and its attractive, deep green foliage makes this shrub sensational for mass plantings. A lover of full sun and well-drained soil, […]