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DECORATIVE TREES & SHRUBS

Viburnum lantana

Euonymus sachalinensis
ASIAN SPINDLE TREE Z4b/2m

Another rare beautiful offering from that long misty island north of Japan. Sumptuous foliage, brilliant red in fall. Extravagant scarlet fruit. One of the showiest of all shrubs yet easy to grow.

Euonymus hamiltonianus
CHINESE SPINDLE TREE Z5/3m

Deciduous or small tree native to Japan & Korea. Very showy in the fall with outstanding reddish-pink foliage. Fruit is deep fuchsia with an orange aril.

Euonymus europaeus
SPINDLE TREE Z4a?/4m
Named for its useful, hard, nonsplitting wood, this formal little tree is of great use in landscaping. Brilliant fall colour. Dangles of orange fruit. From a fine specimen at the Ottawa Experimental Farm.

Euonymus

Euonymus alatus var.
TWEED EUONYMUS Z4/2.5 m
After visiting many distinguished collections of euonymus, it is ironic to find the most beautiful form yet - probably a Burning Bush hybrid - growing & glowing in a nearby town. Neat, sturdy, straight stems literally light up in autumn with long-lasting rosy leaves. Top notch.

Prunus maackii
AMUR GOLDBARK CHERRY Z1b/8m
An explosive grower, its satiny bark varies from muted gold to a radiant amber that seems to glow from within. The effect contrasts dramatically with snow or a grove of Birch. Features racemes of white flowers, fruit for wildlife, few pests and an arctic hardiness. From Manchuria.

Sorbaria sorbifolia flowersSorbaria sorbifolia             

Viburnum lantana
WAYFARING TREE Z2b/3m ‡
Wide cymes of white flowers in June followed by red berries in Sept. which gradually turn dark to match the purple autumn leaves. Tolerates prairie winters and dry soils. One of the best looking wildlife plants; it attracts creatures all year long.

Kolkwitzia amabilis "Pink Cloud"
PINK CLOUD BEAUTYBUSH Z5/3m
Named for its profusion of bell-shaped pink flowers in early June. Low maintenance. Tolerates clay, deer & light shade. Birds known to nest in its intricate branching.

Kolkwitzia amabilis "Maradco"
MARADCO BEAUTYBUSH Z4/2m
Bell-shaped soft white flowers with pink throats bloom in late spring. Arching branches with unique yellow leaves turn red in the fall. Ideal for hedging.

Callicarpa bodinieri
BODINIER'S BEAUTYBERRY Z5/2m
Grown primarily for its decorative purple berries, so bitter they last through the winter. Small lilac flowers, red leaves in autumn. From central China. Attractive solo or in groups.

Rhodotypos scandens
BLACK JET BEAD Z5/1.8m
A popular ornamental with parchment-white, perfect flowers followed by shining black berries. Leaves & fruit persist well into winter. In the rose family, the only species in its genus. From N.E. Asia.

Cotoneaster dammeri
BEARBERRY COTONEASTER Z3/30Cm
This low-growing evergreen shrub is found creeping around the entire S.E. flank of the Himalayas. Cheerful red berries and purple fall leaves. Likes calcareous soils. A highly recommended ground cover, aggresive but not invasive.

Cotoneaster nitidus
SHINY COTONEASTER Z5/1.2m
Jaunty, medium-sized alpine shrub from S.E. Asia, named for its bright semi-evergreen leaves. All cotoneasters are attractive to bees.

Cotoneaster divaricata
HUBEI COTONEASTER Z4/1.7m
Hardy, densely-branched deciduous shrub with glossy leaves that turn a beautiful red in Fall. Pink flowers in June form deep red berries that completely cover the branches. "Once of the best fruiting types." Krussman.

Cotoneaster lucidus
HEDGE COTONEASTER Z2/2m
Hardy hedging. Will trim to any size. Small pink flowers, lustrous leaves, large black fruits. Orange-red in autumn. From the Altai Mts. of central Asia. Pretty and reliable.

Yucca filamentosa
ADAM'S NEEDLE Z4/1m
Under-utilized in Canadian landscaping, this "arctic cactus" offers one of the few desert effects available to northern gardeners. The Navaho weave Yucca leaves into baskets & sandals. It flowers with a startling explosion of huge cream-coloured spikes. Prefers full sun & good drainage.


ROSE

Rosa rugosa
RUGOSA RED ROSE Z2/1.4m
As well as supplying hips for food, this densely flowered frangrant rose makes a carefree 1.2m hedge when planted 70cm apart. Vigorous, will tolerate even sea spray & is hardy to Zone 2. Rugosas are now grown as a cash crop in Nova Scotia. The odd 'sport' will have white flowers.

Kerria japonica "Pleniflora"
JAPANESE ROSE Z5/3m
This tough but graceful member of the Rose family is tolerant of full shade but prefers some sun. Sturdy arching stems bear pompom-like golden flowers that create beaty in difficult areas.


LILAC

Gardening, thankfully, is a way to combat the fast pace of life. "Sanity in the soil" we call it. When nature decides to go "on-line" you'll know it's time to throw in the trowel.
Plant & Garden Magazine

Syringa reticulata
JAPANESE TREE LILAC Z2b/5m ‡
Late-blooming, tree-form lilac that pops out long plumes of creamy, fragrant blossoms in early July. Branches radiate, in the Japanese manner, giving dense shade. Patterned, cherry-like bark contrasts well with snow. Tolerates poor soils.

Syringa vulgaris
PURPLE LILAC Z2/4m
Ever popular Purple Lilac. Spreads to a 3-4m wide clump spiked with panicles of mauve flowers. Flourishes even on thin lime soils. Originally Persian, now naturalized in North America. Makes impenetrable hedging.

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