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Abelia mosanensis

Abelia mosanensis

Common Name: Hardy Abelia

Pink buds open to extremely fragrant, tubular, pinkish-white flowers which bloom in spring. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Glossy green foliage turns orange-red in fall.

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Abeliophyllum distichum 'Pink Star'

Abeliophyllum distichum 'Pink Star'

Common Name: Pink Star White Forsythia

A relative of the Forsythia, this is a handsome, deciduous shrub is smothered with small, star-shaped, light pink flowers in late winter and early spring. They have a delicious scent and will fill the surrounding area with their scent.

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Acanthopanix (Eleutherococcus) sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Acanthopanix (Eleutherococcus) sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Common Name: Variegated Five-Leaf Arailia

 Short spines at each leaf bud along the stems add to the barrier protection of the hedge, but they are not large enough to be problematic during routine maintenance. Left to grow freely it forms a shrub to about 6 or 7 feet tall and about equal in spread.

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Amelanchier alnifolia

Amelanchier alnifolia

Common Name: Saskatoon

Berries may be eaten fresh off the plant or used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, oval-rounded leaves are pale to dark green. Foliage turns variable shades of yellow in autumn. The species is commonly called Saskatoon serviceberry or western serviceberry, and some species cultivars have been grown commercially for fruit production.

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Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

Common Name: Shad, Serviceberry

Clusters of pretty white flowers adorn the branches in spring and the green leaves turn a brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn before falling, giving the tree briefly the appearance of a 'rainbow'.

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Amelanchier canadensis 'Glenform'

Amelanchier canadensis 'Glenform'

Common Name: Rainbow Pillar Shad

Clusters of pretty white flowers adorn the branches in spring and the green leaves turn a brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn before falling, giving the tree briefly the appearance of a 'rainbow', hence its name. 

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Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Cole's Select'

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Cole's Select'

Common Name: Cole's Select Shad

Good for use as a background shrub or a specimen small tree. The thick, glossy foliage turns orange and red in fall.

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Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Forest Prince'

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Forest Prince'

Common Name: Forest Prince Shad

Good for use as a background shrub or a specimen small tree. The thick, glossy foliage turns orange and red in fall.

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Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Princess Diana'

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Princess Diana'

Common Name: Princess Diana Shad

Good for use as a background shrub or a specimen small tree. The thick, glossy foliage turns orange and red in fall. All serviceberries make great jam.

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Red Chokeberry

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

Common Name: Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry

‘Morton’ is a somewhat more compact cultivar that typically grows to 2-3’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. It was selected by the Morton Arboretum (hence the cultivar name) and introduced by Chicagoland Grows. 

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Aronia x 'Brilliantissima'

Aronia x 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Viking Chokeberry

Developed in Eastern Europe for commercial fruit production and can be used to make jams, jellies and many other fruit products. Berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

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Aronia x prunifolia 'Professor Ed'

Aronia x prunifolia 'Professor Ed'

Common Name: Professor Ed Black Chokeberry

Fruits ripen in late summer and persist throughout fall and well into winter. Obovate to elliptic, dark green leaves (to 3” long) are grayish-green and hairy beneath. Foliage turns wine red in autumn. Common name of chokeberry is in reference to the tart and bitter berries which are technically edible but so astringent as to cause choking in those who try.

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Azalea schlippenbachii

Azalea schlippenbachii

Common Name: Royal Azalea

Royal azalea also has distinctive foliage. The large, broad-obovate leaves are arranged alternately, but they are crowded together at branch tips, giving a whorled appearance. Foliage color is medium green during the summer... also a standout in the autumn garden when its leaves turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red.

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Azalea x 'Gibralter'

Azalea x 'Gibralter'

Common Name: Gibralter Azalea

Bright orange flowers adorn this slow growing, deciduous hybrid.  It can take upwards of 10 years for it to reach 5' high.  It is definitely worth the wait as it's crepe paper-like blooms are a blast of deep orange color, highlighted with a yellow splash to boot. 

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Azalea x 'Lemon Drop'

Azalea x 'Lemon Drop'

Common Name: Lemon Drop Azalea

Deciduous. Summer flowering. Vigorous growing with stiff upright branches topped with peach buds and pale yellow flowers in mid July. The blossoms have a slight lemony fragrance and hold up well in hot sun, often for 2 weeks or more. Foliage is small, curled downward and has a dusty blue-green color in summer.

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Azalea x 'Lemon Lights'

Azalea x 'Lemon Lights'

Common Name: Lemon Lights Hardy Azalea

The trumpet-shaped blooms are pale yellow with a darker yellow blotch, very showy and tightly packed into big rounded trusses. Sweet-scented, they fill the mid-spring garden with the promise of another glorious growing season. As they mature, the slender mid-green foliage begins to fill in, quickly becoming quite lush and dense. After the spring blooms, 'Lemon Lights' remains green and beautiful through summer, then turns purple in autumn before dropping its leaves for winter. This second season of beauty sets 'Lemon Lights' apart from many Rhodies, adding to its appeal. But the major draw of this lovely interspecific hybrid is its cold hardiness. Bud-hardy to temperatures of -30 to -45 degrees F, it is suitable for all climates in zone 4.

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Azalea x 'Lollipop'

Azalea x 'Lollipop'

Common Name: Lollipop Summer Azalea

One of a series of brilliant summer-blooming Azaleas introduced by fine plantsman Mezitt, this deciduous shrub reaches just 4-5' feet high but spreads 5 feet wide, superbly resistant to mildew and free of most pests and diseases. Even in warm climates, it flowers well into summer

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Azalea x 'Manderin Lights'

Azalea x 'Manderin Lights'

Common Name: Manderin Lights Azalea

Mandarin Lights Azalea is bathed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented tomato-orange trumpet-shaped flowers with a orange flare at the ends of the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. 

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Azalea x 'Northern Hi-Lights'

Azalea x 'Northern Hi-Lights'

Common Name: Northern Hi-Lights Hardy Azalea

 Its leaves have some resistance to mildew and turn red and burgundy in fall. D

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Azalea x 'Northern Lights'

Azalea x 'Northern Lights'

Common Name: Northern Lights Hardy Azalea

This is an individual clonal selection made from the 'Northern Lights' seed strain introduced by Harold Pellett of Minnesota. It was selected for vigor and heavy flowering. Uniform growth habit.

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Azalea x 'Pink and Sweet'

Azalea x 'Pink and Sweet'

Common Name: Pink and Sweet Summer Azalea

Pink flowers with lighter pink-and-yellow eyes mature to silvery pink on this lovely deciduous shrub. A rich, spicy fragrance and dark green foliage, that turns purple red in fall, are great assets in the garden.

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Azalea x 'Ribbon Candy'

Azalea x 'Ribbon Candy'

Common Name: Ribbon Candy Summer Azalea

Deciduous. Summer flowering. Upright growing. Pink flowers with distinctive white stripes and a sharp spicy-peppery fragrance, late June. 

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Azalea x 'Rosy Lights'

Azalea x 'Rosy Lights'

Common Name: Rosy Lights Hardy Azalea

A spectacular display of dark rosy-pink, fragrant flowers is produced late May to early June.

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Azalea x 'Tr-iLights'

Azalea x 'Tr-iLights'

Common Name: Tri-Lights Hardy Azalea

Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. An University of Minnesota introduction developed to withstand extreme cold. Flower bud hardy to -30F.

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Azalea x 'White Lights'

Azalea x 'White Lights'

Common Name: White Lights Hardy Azalea

Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. An University of Minnesota introduction developed to withstand extreme cold. Flower bud hardy to -30F.

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