|Content||Weigela ‘Red Prince’
‘Red Prince’ is a dense, upright, oval-rounded, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 6-9′ tall and as wide. It features funnel-shaped red flowers (to 1.5″ long) that bloom in mid to late spring, with a scattered and much less significant repeat bloom sometimes occurring in late summer to early autumn. Flowers retain bright red color as they age, rather than fading to dull red with purple tones. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Elliptic to oblong to obovate, medium green leaves (to 4 1/2” long) produce little if any fall color. ‘Red Prince’ is sometimes commercially sold as a cultivar of Weigela florida.
Common Name: weigela
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 6.00 to 9.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 9.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: Red
Sun: Full sun
Suggested Use: Hedge
Tolerate: Clay Soil|
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The second generation of Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea delivers on all accounts: it has darker foliage, strong, supportive stems, and larger flowers that are a richer pink that ages to an attractive green. This hydrangea grows from Manitoba to Mobile, blooming every year from mid-summer to frost. It is a strong rebloomer, and will deliver plenty of rich pink flowers through the summer and into fall.
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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Deadheading Not Necessary
Garden Height: 36 – 48 Inches
Foliage Shade: Dark Green
Maintenance Category: Easy
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Mass plantings, landscapes, naturalizing, cutting gardens, mixed borders.
Adaptable to most well-drained soils. Prune in late winter/early spring and apply a controlled-release fertilizer. Bloom color is not affected by soil pH.
Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA2’ USPP 28,316, Can 5,622
Loads of flowers on a tiny plant!
This dwarf panicle hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo®
hydrangea is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. No flopping, unlike some panicle hydrangeas! As blooms age, they turn pink.
It is compact and dwarf in habit, and the flowers cover every inch of the plant right down to the ground. This plant was developed by Johan Van Huylenbroeck, the same breeder that developed Pinky Winky®
30 – 36 Inches
48 – 60 Inches
36 – 48 Inches
White summer flowers turn pink in autumn
Part Sun to Sun
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Maintenance Notes: Prefers good, loamy soil. Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. Prune in late winter/early spring. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label recommendations for rates of application.
Bobo® Hydrangea paniculata ‘ILVOBO’ USPP 22,782, Can 4,910
|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|
Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’ PP20,670
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.
The first to bloom!
Quick Fire® hydrangea blooms about a month before any other panicle hydrangea – usually by 4th of July in our West Michigan trial gardens. Flowers open pure white then turn pink, and will be an extremely dark rosy-pink in the fall. The flower color on Quick Fire hydrangea is not affected by soil pH. Blooms on this super-hardy and easy to grow hydrangea are produced on new wood, which means that you will see flowers even after even the harshest winters. Beautiful for use as a cut (fresh or dried) flower. Unlike other panicle hydrangeas, Quick Fire also has excellent fall foliage color for a final hurrah before winter.
Top reasons to grow Quick Fire® hydrangea:
– the earliest blooming panicle hydrangea – gives you months and months of blooms.
– excellent fall color – blooms turn deep red, leaves turn gold and burgundy.
– lacecap variety attracts pollinators.
Deadheading Not Necessary
Garden Height: 72 – 96 Inches
Flower Shade: White changing to pink
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
A very hardy flowering shrub good for full sun locations – the hotter your climate, however, the more shade the plant will require. Perfect for a mixed container. Good for groupings and in mass plantings, shrub and perennial borders, as a specimen, a screen or a hedge.
Panicle hydrangeas like Quick Fire are very easy to care for. They can grow in most soils, provided they are well-drained.
Panicle hydrangeas bloom on new wood, which means they can be pruned in spring and will still bloom that season. We recommend cutting them back by about one-third their total height in early spring, just as the new growth is beginning to emerge on the stems. This will serve to remove the spent blooms and ensure that the season’s growth comes from the heavier, thicker buds further down the plant.
If blooms do not age to pink and red, this indicates that the plant is either in too much shade, that it experienced drought stress, or that night time temperatures were unusually high.
Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’ USPP 16,812, Can 3,398
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