Dwarf ‘Limelight’ hydrangea!
Compared to its famous sibling ‘Limelight’, Little Lime hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) may seem like a pipsqueak. Don’t let this petite shrub fool you. While maintaining its short stature of 3-5’ tall and wide, it really packs a visual punch in the garden. In summer, lime green blooms open on strong stems – no drooping here. As it ages, rich pink coloring emerges to prolong the show through fall.
Little Lime hydrangea is small enough to grow in containers and also stands out as a bold mass planting. Its bright bloom coloration makes it an excellent choice for cut flower gardens and can be used fresh or dried. This reliable performer blooms on new wood, so a quick trim in late winter or early spring will encourage fresh growth and an abundance of buds. Like most hardy hydrangeas, it is hardy to Zone 3 and does best in full sun or part shade.
Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.
2016 – Selected as landscape plant of the year
2015 – Awarded a Gold Medal from The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society.
2013 – Awarded Plantarium Gold Medal
2013 – Green is Life Bronze Medal
2011 – American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic Best New Plant award.
Garden Height: 36 – 60 Inches
Flower Shade: Green, turning pink in fall
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Excellent for the mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens.
Prune in late winter/early spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. A supplemental dose of liquid feed may be needed in mid summer. Soil pH does not affect bloom color.
Little Lime® Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’ USPP 22,330, Can 3,914
|Sienna Glen Maple
Acer x freemanii 'Sienna'
The Sienna Glen Maple tree is a naturally occurring hybrid found on an abandoned farmstead in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Its distinct, upright, pyramidal growth habit, which is readily apparent as a young tree, grows and becomes a broad pyramid when mature. The Sienna Glen exhibits vigorous growth yet withstands strong winds. The branches are borne more closely together along the trunk (than those of Autumn Blaze) and are finer and more delicate, yet the wood is harder and shorter and exhibit less drooping. The smaller, fine textured green leaves are dark green with a silvery underside and turn a variable mix of yellow and orange with a pinkish tinge at the highest part of the crown. As the fall color finishes, it turns a burnt orange. This beauty tolerates higher soil pH unlike Autumn Blaze, not exhibiting any chlorosis. Hardiness zone 4 (testing done in zone 3). Mature growth is around 60' tall x 40' wide.
Height: 15 m
Crown: pyramidal to broad pyramidal, dark, dense crown
Bark and branches: smooth, grey-brown
Leaf: 3 to 5 lobes, shiny, bright green with light red stem, 8-10 cm
Autumn color: orange, red
Flowers: reddish flower corymbs, female flowers, March/April
Fruits: single seeds, winged, always in pairs, few or entirely absent,
Toxicity: non-toxic (usually)
Soil type: any, but not too limy
Paving: tolerates paving
Winter hardiness zone: 4 (-34,4 to -28,9 °C)
Wind resistance: good
Fauna tree: valuable for butterflies
Application: avenues and broad streets, parks, squares, theme parks, cemeteries, large gardens||Pacific Sunset Maple is an excellent medium sized tree that is very tolerant to urban conditions. This hybrid maple combines the best qualities of its parents Acer truncatum and Acer platanoides. It has very glossy dark green leaves that will develop a mixed full color of yellows, oranges, and reds. It will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and makes for a good straight tree.
Plant Type: Shade Tree
Growth Rate Moderate
Zone: 4 - 7
Deer Resistant: Yes
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Bark Type: Smooth
Landscape/Use: Provide Shade
Shape: Spreading, Upright
af Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange Red||Malus x ‘Red Jewel’
‘Red Jewel’ Crabapple
The Red Jewel Crabapple is a beautiful white flowering crab. It is smothered in stunning fragrant white flowers in mid spring. With its compact shape this crab tree is great in any landscape. It can provide privacy, accent, and good under power lines. This small tree grows to be 15′ tall and 12′ wide. It has a rounded pyramidal shape and forms low branches on the trunk. The tree will flower in April. It has beautiful single blossoms white flowers that typically shed 10 days after they bloom. The flowers morph into small crabapples over the summer and they will turn a brilliant red color. This fruit will last well into the winter months and will provide food for the birds. Great for privacy, or an accent tree. This tree does well where space is an issue. It does well in full sun with moist to well-drained soil.
Deciduous Tree Type: Flowering Tree
Tree Habit: Upright, Pyramidal
Mature Size (generic): TREE (10-20' Tall) • Average Width
Fall Color: Subtle Features
Showy Flowers, Winter Interest, Attracts Birds
Flowering Season: Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4,
Water Needs: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Light Needs: Full Sun
Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-12 ft.
Name: Red Jewel™ Crabapple
Flower Color Group: White||Amelanchier × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'
Amelanchier x grandiflora is a hybrid cross between two species of North American serviceberry, namely, A. arborea (downy serviceberry) and A. laevis (Allegheny serviceberry). It is known in commerce today by several showy cultivars. This is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which typically matures to 15-20’ tall. Flowers bloom in April followed by edible fruits (3/8" diameter) in June (hence the sometimes-used common name of Juneberry for amelanchiers). Berries resemble blueberries in taste and may be used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, oval-lanceolate leaves (to 3" long) emerge with bronze tints in spring, mature to dark green from late spring throughout summer before finally turning brilliant red to orange-red in fall.
Common Name: apple serviceberry
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Leaf: Good Fall
Fruit: Showy, Edible||Malus 'Purple Prince'
Common Name: flowering crabapple | Type: Tree
Family: Rosaceae | Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 18.00 to 20.00 feet | Spread: 18.00 to 20.00 feet
Bloom Time: April | Bloom Description: Rose red
Sun: Full sun | Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low | Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant | Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy, Edible | Tolerate: Air Pollution
Best grown in medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Established trees have some drought tolerance. Although some flowers may be lost, it is best to prune this tree as needed in late winter. Spring pruning should be avoided as it produces fresh, open cuts where fireblight bacterium can enter.
Malus is a genus of about 35 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, Asia and North America.
Genus name from Latin is an ancient name for apple.
'Purple Prince' is a cross of (Malus ‘Bluebeard’ by Malus ‘Liset’) by Malus ‘Garnet’ that was developed by John L. Fiala of Medina, Ohio. The patent has been assigned to the J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. nursery of Boring, Oregon. ‘Purple Prince’ is a small rounded tree with upward spreading branches that grows 18 to 20 ft. tall and wide. In spring, it has ovate purple-bronze leaves that gradually turn green in summer and then golden in fall. Its rosy red single flowers mature into round 3/8 to 1/2 in. purple fruits that persist into winter and attract birds. ‘Purple Prince’ has excellent resistance to scab and cedar apple rust and good resistance to fireblight and mildew. It is considered to be a rapid grower but is less likely to have problems with stem splitting. U.S. Plant Patent #8,478 issued November 30, 1993.
The main diseases of crabapple are scab, fire blight, rusts, leaf spot and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests are of lesser concern and include tent caterpillars, aphids, Japanese beetles, borers and scale. Spider mites may occur.
'Purple Prince' has good disease resistance to the main diseases of crabapples.|
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