February 9, 2010
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Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood is a versatile multi-stemmed Wisconsin native shrub with clusters of white flowers in spring followed by lovely bluish-white berries on brilliant red pedicels. Interesting branching and distinct gray stems add winter interest.
February 5, 2010
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Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina Description & Overview Staghorn sumac is a vigorous, colonizing small tree or large Wisconsin native shrub with great value to wildlife. It will thrive in exposed and challenging sites such as roadway embankments where few other plants would survive. It’s a low-maintenance plant (in natural or […]
February 5, 2010
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Bladdernut

Bladdernut Staphylea trifolia Description & Overview Bladdernut is a highly versatile under-used Wisconsin native shrub that is shade-tolerant, thicket-forming, and provides four-season interest. Bell-shaped white flowers hang from the stems in May. Inflated bladder-like seed capsules follow, persisting through fall and winter. The dark green trifoliate leaves turn a soft […]
February 5, 2010
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American Plum

American Plum Prunus americana Description & Overview American Plum is a Wisconsin native, large scale shrub or small scale tree that can be grown as a single stem or suckering into a shrubby colony. It’s adaptable to a wide variety of soil and climate conditions, and it produces small white […]
February 5, 2010
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Snow White™ Mockorange

Snow White™ Mockorange Philadelphus ‘Snowwhite Fantasy’ PP13,774 Description & Overview Steaming with 2” double white flowers, Snow White™ Mockorange is a staple to add to any landscape. Applicable as a border-shrub or backdrop to other flowering plants, the fragrant and intense dark green leaves create a beautiful and easy addition […]
February 4, 2010
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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet Spiraea alba Description & Overview Meadowsweet is a Wisconsin Native shrub that grows to be 2-4′ tall, thrives in full sun and grows well in wet areas like bogs or along edges of streams. Meadowsweet doesn’t have the typical neat shrub-like structure as it grows in colonies and could […]
February 4, 2010
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Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius ‘ZLEYel2’ PP31,198 Description & Overview Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark is a new and exciting cultivar of a native Ninebark. In spring, it emerges with cascading bright yellow tinted leaves that give way to coral candy colored berries. A multiple season interest shrub, this dwarf cultivar offers […]
January 21, 2010
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Glossy Black Chokeberry

Glossy Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa var. elata Description & Overview Glossy Black Chokeberry is a suckering shrub native to Wisconsin with four-season interest. It has fragrant white flower clusters in Spring, brilliant fall color, and large shiny dark berries that persist throughout winter. It provides habitat and food for wildlife […]
January 15, 2010
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Winecraft Black® Smokebush

Winecraft Black® Smokebush Cotinus coggygria ‘NCCO1’ PPAF Description & Overview In spring, the round leaves of Winecraft Black® Smokebush emerge rich purple, turning a deep near-black tone as summer progresses. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty “smoke” that makes this such a popular […]
January 15, 2010
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Royal Purple Smokebush

Royal Purple Smokebush Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ Description & Overview Royal Purple Smokebush is a large, upright shrub becoming spreading with age. In spring, the foliage emerges a rich maroon-red, darkening to a velvety purple as the summer progresses. Insignificant flowers mature into dusty wine-red feathery plumes, earning it the […]
January 8, 2010
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American Filbert

American Filbert (American hazelnut) is a medium-sized Wisconsin native shrub commonly found on the edges and in the understory of Wisconsin woodlands.
September 27, 2000
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Nannyberry Viburnum

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September 27, 2000
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Witherod Viburnum

Witherod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides Description & Overview Witherod viburnum is typically found in wetter conditions such as swamps and marshes, moist fields, and woods. This native North American shrub offers visual interest during all four seasons with white flowers in the spring, beautiful red-orange leaves in the fall, and fruit […]
March 24, 2000
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Beaked Hazelnut

Beaked Hazelnut is a delightful Wisconsin native shrub, boasting edible nuts that have a slightly sweet and mild flavor. Tiny flowers bloom in spring and are followed by clusters of nuts wrapped in green modified leaves that ripen from late August to September. Beaked Hazelnuts are enjoyable for humans and wildlife alike!
February 21, 2000
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Vernal Witchhazel

Vernal Witchhazel is a unique shrub noted for its fragrant, yellow to reddish crinkled and curled ribbon-like flowers that bloom in late winter to early spring. Leaves emerge light green with a reddish-bronze tint green, turning yellow in fall, providing three seasons of interest.
February 16, 2000
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Rafinesque Viburnum

Rafinesque Viburnum is a Wisconsin native understory shrub that features white, flat-topped flower clusters set against dark green, shiny scalloped leaves. In autumn, the foliage turns scarlet red while green fruits turn red and finally blue-black.
February 16, 2000
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Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum is a unique Wisconsin native plant that can be either a small tree or a multi-stemmed shrub depending on how it's pruned. Covered in masses of delicate white flowers in May and June, pollinators and butterflies flock to forage for pollen and nectar. In autumn, foliage is awash in bronze-red color with clusters of pinkish-rose fruits that age to a bluish-black.
February 16, 2000
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Steeplebush

Steeplebush is a Wisconsin native perennial full of movement, texture, and color. Gorgeous plumes of deep pink-purplish flowers bloom from the top down from July through September. Steeplebush prefers moist to wet soil and is fantastic along streams, ponds, or rain gardens.
February 16, 2000
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Scarlet Elderberry

Scarlet Elderberry has incredible panicles of creamy, yellowish-white flowers that bloom from April to June, followed by clusters of intensely red fruit. While berries are poisonous to humans, they are beloved by birds and wildlife. Scarlet Elderberry is a great option for naturalizing areas or within woodland settings where it has room to grow.
February 16, 2000
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Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry is a marvelous thornless, thicket-forming Wisconsin native shrub with dense, maple-like leaves. Blooming from May to August, white fragrant flowers give way to tart red, edible berries. Thimbleberry is an excellent alternative to a traditional hedge, providing nectar and pollen for beneficial insects as well as food for wildlife and humans!
February 16, 2000
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Swamp Rose

Swamp Rose is a lovely Wisconsin native rose with fragrant blossoms that burst forth in June, attracting many pollinators. Bright red rose hips develop in autumn, along with deep red foliage. As indicated by its name, Swamp Rose prefers moist soil although it cannot tolerate standing water.
February 16, 2000
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Carolina Rose

Carolina Rose is a whimsical Wisconsin native rose with pink, fragrant flowers that bloom in May and attract many long-tongued bees and beneficial insects. In autumn, the foliage takes on a maroon cast and bright red rose hips appear after flowering that persist into winter.
February 16, 2000
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Early Wild Rose

Early Wild Rose is a Wisconsin native, nearly thornless shrub that brightens any landscape with its bright pink and fragrant flowers. Bright red rose hips provide fall color and persist into winter, offering food to birds and small mammals. Early Wild Rose is a great alternative to traditional roses and can be used as hedges, low-growing screens, or in masses to attract pollinators.
February 16, 2000
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American Black Currant

American Black Currant is a Wisconsin native understory, thornless shrub with showy yellow flowers that bloom from May to June. Edible berries high in antioxidants follow, with foliage turning a beautiful crimson-gold in autumn.
February 16, 2000
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Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac is a dense, low-growing Wisconsin native shrub noted for its pungent fragrance. Tiny yellow flowers bloom in April, followed by small red berries that persist into winter. With fantastic orange, red or maroon fall color, Fragrant Sumac is an excellent groundcover in tough urban sites.
February 16, 2000
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Alderleaf Buckthorn

Alderleaf Buckthorn is a spreading Wisconsin native shrub that prefers wet conditions such as bogs, riverbanks, and low-growing areas. Foliage is similar to invasive buckthorn but is not aggressive in the same way. Alderleaf Buckthorn can prevent the invasive variety from taking over and is useful in restoration projects.
February 15, 2000
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Sweetgale

Sweetgale is a delightful Wisconsin native plant at home in moist to wet areas along wetlands, bogs, marshes, streambanks, and low-lying areas. An underused shrub with many benefits, Sweetgale has pink catkins in spring, followed by small, greenish-yellow to brown nutlets that persist into winter. In addition to fixing dinitrogen, Sweetgale provides great coverage and food for birds. To set fruit, one male must be present for every three females is required.
February 14, 2000
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Swamp Fly Honeysuckle

Swamp Fly Honeysuckle is an unusual and not often seen Wisconsin native shrub home to bogs, swamps, and consistently wet areas. Dainty, creamy white trumpet-shaped flowers bloom from May into June, followed by small, orange-red berries in autumn.
February 11, 2000
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Kodiak Orange Bush Honeysuckle

Kodiak Orange Bush Honeysuckle is a kaleidoscope of color with orange new growth and glowing orange-red fall foliage. In early summer, tiny bright yellow flowers bloom that are highly attractive to pollinators of all kinds. Kodiak Orange Bush Honeysuckle is incredibly versatile and tough, thriving in all light conditions and drought tolerant making it an excellent choice for challenging sites.
February 11, 2000
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Jewel Bush Honeysuckle

Jewel Bush Honeysuckle is a versatile low-growing shrub that puts forth clusters of small, tubular orange or red flowers in late spring to early summer. Glossy green leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow to orange to red in autumn. Excellent low-growing, urban tolerant suckering shrub for mass planting, hedges, slope stabilization, and near driveways and roads.
February 11, 2000
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Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia

Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia is sensational in spring with a shower of elegant pink flowers, creating a carpet of color in the landscape. In autumn, the interest continues with leaves changing from deep green to a rich burgundy-purple. Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia is low-growing making it an excellent groundcover or when planted in masses for maximum effect.
February 11, 2000
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Yuki Snowflake Deutzia

Yuki Snowflake Deutzia blooms prolifically with elegant white flowers accented with dainty yellow centers. A low-growing shrub, Yuki Snowflake Deutzia is versatile and looks incredible draping over walls, tucked along borders, planted in masses, or as used as a stunning groundcover.
February 11, 2000
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Nikko Slender Deutzia

Nikko Slender Deutzia is known for its profusion of white bell-shaped flowers that create a billowy white foam effect. With a graceful spreading habit, much tidier and compact than others, Nikko Slender Deutzia boasts brilliant, deep burgundy color in autumn, unlike other varieties.
February 10, 2000
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Scallywag Holly

Scallywag Holly has a compact and dense rounded form perfect for foundation plantings or low-growing borders. Lush and shiny green foliage takes on a purplish-burgundy cast in fall, lasting into winter. Scallywag Holly is a male selection that does not produce fruit.
February 10, 2000
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Berri-Magic Royalty Holly

Berri-Magic Royalty Holly does double-time with both a male and female plant in the same container, assuring cross-pollination. Bright red berries will abound in fall, set against a backdrop of blue-green foliage and purple stems. Berri-Magic Royalty Holly is dense, making great hedges or screens, or can standalone as a specimen.