|Content||Buxus ‘Green Mountain’
‘Green Mountain’ is a dense, upright, evergreen boxwood that typically grows to 2-3′ tall over the first 10 years. This is a slow-growing hybrid shrub that may eventually mature to as much as 5-7′ tall. It was introduced by Sheridan Nurseries of Oakville, Ontario, Canada in the mid-1960s as part of the Sheridan Series. Parents are thought to be B. sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (female) and B. sinica var. insularis (male). Smooth-margined, narrow-elliptic leaves (to 3/4″ long) are glossy dark green. Foliage may acquire bronze tones in winter. Small, somewhat inconspicuous, apetulous, greenish-cream flowers in terminal and axillary clusters bloom in April and May. Genus name comes from an old Latin name. Common name of boxwood is in reference to the prior use of the wood to make boxes. Another theory on common name is that the name is in reference to young plant stems which are quadrangular
Common Name: boxwood
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Greenish-cream
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Hedge
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer||Cherry Explosion Hydrangea
Hydrangea Cherry Explosion
(Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay')
Cherry Explosion Hydrangea! A rare selection of a very hardy macrophylla type of Hydrangea with cherry red florets arranged in a circle with a profusion of tiny star like light pink flowers in the center of this gorgeous bloom. A beautiful, rounded selection with flowers all around top to bottom. This new Hydrangea is working well in a wide range of conditions. The fall color of the foliage is burgundy when the cool weather comes on long and slow. Cherry Explosion likes protection from the hot afternoon sun. When grown in acid soils, the flower color is lavender. When this plant dies back over winter, it rebounds vigorously with each stem flowering beautifully on new wood. Mature growth is 3-4' high and wide, and a bit larger in warmer climates where it does not die back in the winter. Best to be planted in zones 4-9.
||May - October
||Green, Pink, Purple, Red
||3' - 4'
||Red or Purple
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Wet
||Fire Light® is the standard to measure all panicle hydrangeas! We developed this easy-to-grow, reliable panicle hydrangea in Michigan, selecting it for its huge, full flower heads and sturdy, strong stems. Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color. It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and can be used as a hedge, specimen, or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings.
Top three reasons to grow Fire Light® hydrangea:
- Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3
- large flowers age to red early in the summer for a colorful display
- low-maintenance and easy to grow – the perfect plant for “black thumbs.”
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 54 – 72 Inches
Spacing: 54 – 72 Inches
Spread: 54 – 72 Inches
Flower Colors: Pink
Flower Colors: Red
Flower Colors: White
Flower Shade: White changing to pink-red
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: Average
Uses: Border Plant
Uses: Cut Flower
Uses: Dried Flower
Uses: Good for Screening
Uses: Mass Planting
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: Panicle hydrangeas are best pruned in late fall or early spring. Cut the branches back by about one-third their total length. This plant tolerates a wide range of conditions, but does not grow well in soggy soil. Plant in full sun in zones 3-7; afternoon shade is preferable in warmer areas. A good 2-3″ (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch over the roots is very beneficial.
If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.
|The enormous flower heads are a blend of vanilla and strawberry, held upright on red stems. Flowers emerge creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink as the night temperatures drop and finally turn strawberry red. New blooms emerge as older blooms change color, giving the plant a multicolored effect in late summer and early fall. The red coloring lasts at least 3-4 weeks. Plants grow upright, and then cascade later in the season. Excellent for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.|
Low-growing groundcover shrub, providing beauty from spring through frost.
Low Scape® Mound aronia is a tough, tolerant, tidy little mound of glossy green foliage. In spring, it’s covered in hundreds of dainty white flowers, and in autumn, the leaves turn brilliant red to contrast with dark purple-black fruit. The unique low-growing, mound-shaped habit of this new variety makes it perfect for mass planting as a ground cover or edging plant. Best of all, it thrives almost anywhere: cold climates and hot ones, wet soils and dry ones, sun and part shade. This native shrub will gracefully handle just about any landscape challenge you can throw at it!
Top three reasons to grow Low Scape® Mound aronia:
– Low-growing, mounded habit, perfect for edging and groundcover
– Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions
– White flowers in spring; Dark purple fruit and brilliant red foliage in fall.
Deadheading Not Necessary
Garden Height: 12 – 24 Inches
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
Very easy care. If you wish to prune, do so after immediately after blooming. May be trimmed to shape as needed.
Aronia’s common name, chokeberry, comes from the extremely astringent taste of the fruit.
Low Scape® Mound Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM165’ USPP 28,789, Can PBRAF
|Strawberry Sundae® is a delicious new compact hydrangea. Flowers emerge creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink as night temperatures drop and finally to strawberry red. The fantastic flower color lasts well into fall. With its compact habit, this hydrangea adds spectacular color and impressive flowers to small space gardens or containers. It is also excellent for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.|
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