Key Terms:

BOLD means new; DT-drought tolerant; Wd-well drained; M-moist; MM-medium; W-woodland; Hr-humus rich; DH-deadhead; D-dry; S-sandy; Ps-part shade; SD-sharply drained; LM-leaf mould; F-fertile; MT-moisture retentive; X-excellent; Gc– ground cover; N-neutral; A-acid; Alk-alkaline; ^-winter protection; P-poor; AM-air movement; VV-very very

PS – usually means that it will require early morning sun & not noonday sun; also all perennial bed should be amended with HR compost; FS-full sun

ARBC- add small rocs over top of roots before covering to keep plant from flopping over;

Variety Garden Use
Amur River Privet sun/Wd-dense growing hedging, upright olive green foliage,wht insignificant flowers, trim 2-3 times a year $14.99e- 10/11.99ea
Artemesia Old Man sun/wd-3'-an erect sub-shrub with very finely divided, pleasantly aromatic grey-green leaves, $19.99
Azalea Golden Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd--3'- Covered in golden-yellow blooms in spring. An excellent spring display of color $39.99
Azalea Mandarin Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd--3'- Covered in rich orange blooms in spring. Probably the most striking flowering shrubs $66.99
Azalea Northern Hi-Lights sun-ps/hr/wd/A-3' stunning clusters of lightly-scented pink trumpet-shaped flowers with rose overtones at the ends of the branches $36.99
Azalea Rosy Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd-. Prolific bloomer of deep dark rosy pink blooms $39.99
Azalea White Lights sun-ps/hr/A/wd-5 x5'--smothered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented white trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow blotch $66.99
Berberis Cherry Bomb sun-wd/A/clay 4'-compact branches and deep crimson color to the dense foliage. Enhanced with bright red berries in fall and winter $49.99
Berberis t Aurea Nana sun-wd/A/clay/prune after flowering -3' stunning bright yellow foliage, which appears in May to June is most noteworthy. $49.99
Berberis t Concord sun-wd/A/clay soil/prune after flwr 18"h- deep maroon-purple foliage;. Small yellow flowers may be followed by a few bright red berries. $49.99
Berberis t Rose Glow sun /avg/wd/prn aft flwr - 5' x 4'w, small, deciduous shrub with an eye-catching foliage of deep rose-red leaves mottled with pink and white $49.99
Berberis t Royal Burgundy sun /avg/wd/prn aft flwr- 2' x 3'-will not self seed; small leaves are purple-red color all season; pale yellow flowers $49.99
Buddlei d Black Knight Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds 5'-blue purple blue-purple; fragrant, attracts butterflies $36.99
Buddlei d Pink Delight Sun/wd/ protect from winter winds-5'- fragrant bright pink; non invasive- bees & butterflies are very attractive to them $29.99
Chaenomeles japonica sun-ps/wd-avg-3' x 6'w-early; abundant clusters of bright orange-scarlet blooms, up to 1.5"; .small fragrant greenish yellow fruit in the fall $49.99
Cornus k chinensis sun-ps/wd/mod M-25'- 4 pointed petal flowers are white ; extremely attractive; Red berries follow flowers $299.99
Cotinus cog Royal Purple sun-ps/A/prune in spring-10', foliage dark purple,pink flowers looks like smoke-this is the best "smoke' variety $49.99
Cotoneaster a Peking sun-ps/A/prune in spring-5-7'; useful as a hedge; small pink 'appleblossum' flowers; small balck berries in fall; beneficials $49.99
Cotoneaster d Coral Beauty Bitmap Wd/F/little or no pruning-20"h x 6.5'w, glossy green & white foliage, white flowers, GREAT GC for large areas $29.99
Deutzia l Compacta Sun best/wd/m/hr-4 x 4' -white trumpet flowers blooms in spring along the branches;
Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossoms Sun best/wd/m/hr up to 6'-Incredible clusters of small cupped mockorange-like pink flowers laced with white; $49.99
Deutzia Yuki Snowflake sun-ps- 2'-Hundreds of elegant star-shaped fragrant blossoms in spring, $49.99
Diervilla lonicera sun-ps/avy soil-3' native orange red flowers are very attractive to bees & hummers $29.99
Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive) Sun-ps; WD; /M-tolerates a wide rangge of grwoing conditions30' ; Invasive; prune hard annually; medicinal properties; silverleaved $46.99
Euonymus compactus sun/wd-6' VV hardy; green in summer turning brilliant fire-red fall color is also displayed earlier than others. $39.99
Forsythia Northern Gold Sun/wd-6' prune right after flowering. If you don't prune it will go wild & stop blooming, eventually 46.99
Hibiscus Aphrodite sun/HR/wd/neut-alk-8-Large singlecrisp clean white flowers appear in late summer $56.99
Hibiscus s Bali sun/HR/wd/8' Semi-double pure white flowers 3-4" are highlighted with a bold purple-red center $39.99
Hibiscus Blue Satin sun/HR/wd/ 8' - noted for its striking, true blue, single flowers adorned with a prominent red eye. Blooming CTS from midsummer to fall, $49.99
Hibiscus Blushing Bride sun/HR/wd/ 8' Large showy 3-4" blossoms of double rose-pink $46.99
Hibiscus Collie Mullens sun/HR/wd/8'-blooms beautiful double, light purple blossoms on branches with bright green toothy foliage. Blooms are typically 4-6” $49.99
Hibiscus Hamabo sun/HR/wd/ 8'- blush-pink flowers 12cm in width, with a conspicuous red blotch at the base of each petal $46.99
Hibiscus Lil' Kim sun/HR/wd/ 4 x 4'- 3-inch-wide white flowers with magenta throats. $49.99
Hibiscus Lucy sun/HR/wd/neut-alk-8-bright reddish-pink flowers over a long period, usually from early summer into mid-fall. Slow growth rate $49.99
Hydrangea Inv.Mini Mauvette sun-ps/M/HR /3'- enormous deep pink-mauve flower heads in summer,long bloom time; prune to a few inches from the ground in spring; $46.99
Hydrangea m Bloomstruck sun-ps/M/HR /3-4'-blooms on old & new wood; deep,pure violet-purple to pink depending on the soil. Add Lime or not this will change the color $49.99
Hydrangea m Endless Summer Crush sun-ps/M/HR /prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-3-5' AC for Blue color;r e-blooms; ORIGINAL $49.99
Hydrangea m Endless Summer Crush sun-ps/M/HR /prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-3'-Huge blooms repeats;blooms old & nu wood; raspberry-red- ES CRUSH $49.99
Hydrangea m Let's Dance B.Jangles sun-ps/M/HR /2'-blooms old & nu wood, compact; reblooming hydrangea .Large, full flower heads will readily go heavenly blue in acid soils $49.99
Hydrangea m Let's Dance Big Band sun-ps/M/HR /prune e spring/ reblooms; 3' x 3' pink with Lime; Blue no lime; xtra large flowers; $49.99
Hydrangea m Starfield sun-ps/M/HR 3 x3' reblooms on new wood; Hugs leaves & Blooms; blue with AC or pink with Lime $46.99
Hydrangea m Twist & Shout sun-ps/prune e spring/blooms old & NU wood-5' mophead;Pink or light pink, flat-topped flowers with a bluish cast $49.99
Hydrangea p Pee Gee Bitmap sun-ps/M/HR-8'- blooms form large cone-shaped clusters (panicles) of white flowers that develop a pink or purple tint over time. $39.99
Hydrangea p Vanilla Strawberry sun-ps/M/HR -6'-white panicles turn to raspberry pink over the summer; a real SHOW STOPPER $49.99
Hydrangea q Gatsby sun-ps/M/HR /prune e spring-8 x8'- pure white flowers turning pink later on;blooms are upright; Oakleaf Hydrangea $49.99
Hypericum Blue Velvet sun-ps/wd-2' ; brilliant blue-green foliage with bright yellow flowers; multi-stemmed $36.99
Kerria j Pleniflora Ps-shde/M/wd-8'; Important to prune annually (right after flowering) upright arching . Bright yellow, double flowers are borne April to May. $49.99
Kolkwitza amabalis Sun/wd/m-8'-Beautybush-multi stemmed stunning pink trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats along the branches in late spring. . $49.99
Magnolia soulanglana (saucer Sun-ps/Wd/Mup to 25' various shades of white, pink, and purple. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias in horticulture $299.99
Magnolia stella Royal Star Sun-ps/Wd/M-15'--slow growing slightly fragrant 3-4" star-shaped WHITE flowers; flowers open before leaves $199.99
Magnolia Susan' Sun-ps/Wd/M-10' Little Girls series cross between waterlily & liliiflora -5" twisted petals,fuchsia color..slow growing & very floriferous/fragnt $119.99
Philadelphus Snowbelle Sun/Wd/M-prune hard after flowering 4'-large fragrant double white flowers early with an open habit and gently arching branches. $46.99
Potentila f Goldfinger sun/wd-3'-large, rich yellow blossoms bloom all summer, deer resistant;one fo the best yellow blooming $39.99
Potentila f Mango sun/wd-3' x 3'-Bright, rich orange shades paint a picture you simply can’t live without $39.99
Potentila f Marmalade sun/wd- 3' rose-like flowers in shades of orange and red. Prolific bloomer over a long season from summer to fall. $46.99
Potentila f Pink Beauty sun/wd-30"-bushy deciduous shrub of upright habit boasting masses of clear pink flowers from late spring to the first frosts. $39.99
Potentila f Pink Paradise sun/wd- 3' The clear pink, semi-doubled flowers hold their color longer than other pink potentillas, an excellent choice for cooler climates $49.99
Potentila Red Robin sun/wd- 2'- 5-petalled flowers, similar to wild rose flowers, in various colours, from early Summer. Red flowers with yellow reverse $29.99
Prunus cistena Sun/wd-up to 10'; may be trained as a small tree. It is most noted for its reddish purple foliage that retains good color throughout the summer. $49.99
Prunus t Multiplex[F.Almond Bitmap sun/wd-15'-often as a small tree. Pink, five-petaled flowers in fruit $49.99
Rhus (common)(sumac) sun-ps/any soil- 10-12', very tripical looking but very invasive...plant where it can spread easily $25.99
Salix discolor SUN/M/10'- grey leaves, grey under sides...pussy wllow's emerge before the leaves $19.99
Salix int Hakuro Nishiki Sun/M-12' pink stems with pink & white foliage; color will stay better if pruned back regularily $39.99
Sambucus Lemony Yellow Lace sun-ps/wd-5'-white spring flowers; finely dissected foliage in a cheery gold color; lemon color into Fall; Deer resist; $49.99
Sambucus n Black Lace Pshade/wd /8' -prune out suckers; deeply cut dark purple foliage, its lemon-scented, pink flowers and its dark blackish-red elderberries $49.99
Sambucus n Black Tower Pshade/wd-8'-unning, purple shrub that creates multi-seasonal interest with beautiful pink blooms, deep-purple foliage, and blackish-red berries $49.99
Sorbia Cherry on Top Sun/wd- 5'-frothy whilte flowers that appears in panicles at the end of it's shoots. Remove suckers/shoots $49.99
Spirea a Graciosa Garland sun-ps/M/wd/ prune immediately after flowering-3.5'- clusters of white flowers along the arching branches;vase shaped; Garland Flower $49.99
Spirea j DP Artisan sun-ps/M/wd/ prune immediately after flowering-2.5'- vibrant pink summer flowers, Double Play Artisan has rich purple red new growth in spring. $49.99
Spirea Little Princess sun-ps/M/wd-3' Dainty clusters of rose pink blooms create a pleasing contrast with the low-growing, mint green foliage $39.99
Spirea n Snowmound Sun/M/Wd-4-6' prune after flowering. Branches heavy laden with tiny flowers that give the appearnance of snow $39.99
Spirea Vanhouetti sun-ps/M/wd-8'- arching branches that give the plant a form reminiscent of a fountain.covered with tiny white flowers $39.99
Syringa Beauty of Moscow Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering.The large, gorgeous, white double flowers with a tinge of pink .. $59.99
Syringa Charles Joly Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune imm after flowering.-8'upright, with showy panicles packed with amazingly fragrant, magenta, double flowers. $49.99
Syringa Miss Kim Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering;A dwarf, compact lilac with pale purple flower buds open lavender blue. $49.99
Syringa p Bloomerang Dk Purple Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering-5'- reblooming,compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like, dark purple flowers $49.99
Syringa Scentara Pura Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering-12'-slightly fragrant, single purple blossoms with distinct white margins.mid season bloom $49.99
Syringa vulgaris Sun/Hr/wd/Lime/prune immediately after flowering-8'-loosely open panicles packed with fragrant, single, deep violet flowers in late spring. $59.99
Viburnum european(snowball sun-ps/wd/prune aftr flwr-8'-3-inch round clusters of flowers hat start out apple-green and morph to white, be prepared to treat for Aphids $39.99
Viburnum trilobum sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering;8'-American Cranberry-upright with heavy fruity tasting cranberry; good for making jelly $39.99
Weigela Black & White sun-ps/wd/M/prune after flowering-20"h x 40"w- dark purple to dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers $29.99
Weigela f Minuet (1) Full sun/M/F/prune after flowering-5' Ruby red flowers appear in late spring and often rebloom in summer $49.99
Weigela f Rainbow Sensation sun-ps/wd/M/prune after flowering-6' x 4' wide. variegated foliage, soft pink blooms $49.99
Weigela f Sonic Bloom Red sun-ps/wd/prune after flowering-4'-Lipstick Red a striking deciduous shrub noted for its long blooming season. From spring until the first frost $49.99
Weigela Shining Sensation sun-ps/wd/M/prune after flowering-5' x 6'w; . Bright,pink bell-shaped flowers, blooms sporadically throughtout the summer $49.99
Weigela Strobe sun-ps/wd/M/prune after flowering-3 x 3''-from spring -autumn, bright pink flowers against green & bronze,then orange, then crimson red foliage. $49.99

Helpful Hints

Helpful Hint: No pruning or fertilizer, compost is fertilizer too, to trees or shrubs after August 1st, it promotes new growth which will freeze off in the winter resulting in winter kill of the plant. Water heavily until freeze-up, especially on newly planted material or in a year suffering from drought.

When planting trees/shrubs it is best to not use any fertilizer in the hole, except Bonemeal, which should be worked in with the soil & peat moss & Humus should be worked well into the soil, around the roots, as well. Allow lots of room in the hole for the roots to spread out. If the root is pot bound make several long slashes from top to bottom of the root allowing the roots to escape.

Water the hole well. It is very important to have the water in the hole where the roots are trying to get established. Cover in the roots with the soil you removed from the hole & tamp lightly working around the root ball & fill the hole with soil. Create a ‘basin’ effect to catch the water. Water well once a week even in the rain.

Questions Commonly Asked

“My hydrangea grows beautiful green leaves, but I haven’t seen any blooms yet. How do I get my hydrangea to bloom endlessly?”
There are a few main reasons that you may not see blooms on your hydrangeas plants that can inhibit bloom production. Hydrangeas prefer moist, but not wet soil, and one application of fertilizer in spring or early summer. Endless Summer® hydrangeas prefer morning sun and afternoon dappled shade. If they are planted in full sun, it may be too hot and intense for the blooms to produce.

“I had several small blooms on my hydrangeas last year, so this year I have fertilized every 10 days until I saw blooms starting to develop. What else should I be doing to get big blooms?”
The first rule of thumb is to NOT over-fertilize your plants. We suggest one application of granular fertilizer in spring or early summer, and then follow package instructions afterwards. If you over-fertilize, it can burn the root system of your hydrangeas and actually inhibit bloom production.

“I pruned my hydrangeas back after an early frost and now I am not seeing blooms. Why is that?”
How to prune hydrangeas is a great question. If you pruned your hydrangeas back to the base, that is where your new blooms will grow from! for the new growth to develop and produce will take some time. Be patient and look for the green growth coming up from the base of the plants.

Blooming Guide for Hydrangeas

Hydrangea arborescens: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea macrophylla: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea paniculata: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea quercifolia: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea serrata: Blooms on old wood, do not prune.