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 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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Fire King™ Musclewood

Fire King™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Select A’ PP29969 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Fire King™ Musclewood lives up to its name with its fast growth, superior hardiness, and excellent structure. Selected by Mike Yanny in 2003, this cultivar is upright in youth becoming […]
February 6, 2011
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Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood

Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Globe’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood is a compact, globe-formed tree with excellent orange-red fall color. The slow-growing rounded canopy stays full whether in sun or shade. As it is adaptable to many […]
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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Star Power™ Juniper

Star Power™ Juniper Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Star Power™ Juniper is the fastest growing upright juniper we’ve evaluated in our fields, surpassing even Mountbatten Juniper! Its name comes from the blue-green, star-like juvenile foliage that gives the tree […]
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 […]
January 9, 2011
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Bur Oak

Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Description & Overview The iconic oak of Wisconsin! Bur Oak is one of the toughest oaks, tolerant of highly alkaline soils and drought. Most have interesting corky bark on young branches. The acorns make it an excellent plant to attract wildlife. Use where space is not […]
December 31, 2010
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Raspberry Spear® Crabapple

Raspberry Spear® Crabapple Malus ‘JFS KW213MX’ PP31,008 Description & Overview A brilliant display of magenta-pink flowers in spring, this narrow cultivar is perfect for a confined space that needs added interest. Raspberry Spear® Crabapple is has excellent disease resistance and persistent brightly colored fruit, which birds will love. An excellent […]
December 13, 2010
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Delft Lace Astilbe

Delft Lace Astilbe Astilbe x ‘Delft Lace’ PP19,839 Description & Overview Delft Lace Astilbe is a superb addition to eastern exposures with consistent moisture. Its blue-green foliage has a silver overlay in shaded gardens but will develop attractive purple-red margins in locations receiving direct morning sun. The foliage texture is […]
December 10, 2010
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Miss Manners Obedient Plant

Miss Manners Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ Description & Overview Attractive white snapdragon-like flowers make this plant perfect to mix into colorful beds. Miss Manners is also a non-invasive, clumping form of the Obedient Plant making it a great alternative. Its tubular flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts […]
December 7, 2010
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Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple

Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’ PP11,119 Description & Overview Compact and sturdy when young, the Fall Fiesta® Sugar maple matures to a symmetrical, full-sized tree with thick, dark green foliage. It truly shines in autumn, its leaves turning a brilliant mix of red, orange and yellow color! Core […]
December 7, 2010

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Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Jeffersred’ PP4,864 Description & Overview A rapid grower with an upright oval habit, the Autumn Blaze Maple has rich dark green foliage which turns a brilliant orange-red in fall. It also holds its color longer than other selections! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
December 4, 2010
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Valley Forge Elm

Valley Forge Elm Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’ Description & Overview Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1995 for its high tolerance to Dutch Elm Disease, Valley Forge Elm is a whopping 96% tolerant to Dutch Elm Disease. It also has demonstrated excellent resistance to Elm Leaf Beetle, a serious […]
December 4, 2010
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Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ Description & Overview Princeton Elm is an American Elm selected for its vigorous, upright symmetrical habit. Its large, dark green foliage forms a dense canopy turning yellow in fall. Tolerant of urban conditions and highly resistant to Dutch elm disease, Princeton Elm is an excellent […]
December 1, 2010
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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Description & Overview The Wisconsin State Tree, Sugar Maple is one of the hardiest and long lived of all the maples. Valued commercially for timber and syrup production, this tree is a staple of Wisconsin woodlands and fall color. With fall color ranging from gold to […]
November 30, 2010
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Celebration® Maple

Celebration® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Celzam’ Description & Overview Celebration® Maple is a fast growing, seedless selection of Freeman Maple. Its naturally symmetrical habit with strong, open branching structure is well-suited for street and residential use. Crisp green foliage turns an attractive golden-yellow with red hues in fall. Introduced by […]
November 29, 2010
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Sienna Glen® Maple

Sienna Glen® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Sienna’ PP11,322 Description & Overview Sienna Glen® Maple is an excellent alternative to the commonly planted Autumn Blaze Maple with stronger wood and denser branching. Its uniform pyramidal shape and strong central leader make it a close substitute for Ash trees, but with better […]
November 21, 2010
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Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea Description & Overview Regarded as a living fossil, Cinnamon Fern makes a great border in a shady spot, like on the north side of a foundation. The light-colored leaves contrast beautifully with the cinnamon-colored stalks of the fertile spikes and the shade of the environment. As […]
November 20, 2010
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Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis Description & Overview Bearing its name from its sensitivity to frost and drought, Sensitive Fern capitalizes on wet and humid environments. The large textured leaves create a grand green expanse to an under-story or the north side of a foundation. Sensitive Fern is the perfect addition […]
November 20, 2010
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Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris Description & Overview Growing up to 4 feet tall, Ostrich Fern is a dominant aspect of a woody landscape. The easy, maintenance-free perennial is a always a sure sign that spring has sprung. The delicate fiddleheads uncurling in the signature fern-fashion is a spectacular sight that […]
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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Lady Fern

Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina Description & Overview Lady Fern is a Wisconsin native, clump-forming perennial with long upright-arching fronds and light green stalks that contrast beautifully in a shaded environment. As a low-maintenance perennial, Lady Fern is also deer-resistant and can tolerate drier conditions than most ferns. Grow in mass […]
November 13, 2010
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Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum Description & Overview Maidenhair Fern is a maintenance-free, Wisconsin native perennial that can tolerate minimal sunlight and grow to cover a foot and a half of space. This delicate fern will give a woodsy yard a tranquil transition. The soft-green fronds land softly upon each other […]
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 […]
November 8, 2010
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Magyar Ginkgo

Magyar Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’ Description & Overview Magyar Ginkgo is an excellent choice for parkways, a street tree, as well a lawn/shade tree. One of the best performers in our fields, this hardy tree will create longevity in your landscape. Tolerant of compact soils, heat, air pollution and salt […]
November 6, 2010
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Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo

Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ Description & Overview This Urban Approved cultivar is perfect for the backyard of an urban home. With its tall, yet columnar form, and low maintenance habit, Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo is a great choice for a tree with unique fan-shape foliage and spectacular fall […]