We have some gorgeous new varieties of shrubs arriving in our nursery yard this spring. Shrubs bring form, texture, and a good color backdrop to your landscape. Whether your landscape is modern with clean lines, a colorful cottage garden, or inspired by natural prairies, these shrubs anchor your design and give it interest throughout the seasons.
Whipcord Arborvitae (Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’) 4-5′ tall, 4-5′ wide The beautiful weeping habit of this evergreen softens modern landscapes.
Standing Ovation Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’) 15’ tall, 4’ wide The upright, oval form of this serviceberry adds height without taking up a lot of space. White flowers in the spring often turn to edible berries, with orange and red fall color.
Admiration Barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Admiration’) 12-15” tall, 24” wide This dwarf barberry has a compact, rounded habit great for formal settings. Leaves emerge bright red in the spring, maturing to a deep purple-red with yellow edges.
Pearl Glam Beautyberry (Callicarpa ‘Pearl Glam’) 48-60” tall, 36-48” wide Foliage emerges deep purple in spring, with white flowers in late summer followed by hundreds of bright-purple berries in the fall. We love cutting the berries and using them in our fresh evergreen arrangements for the holidays. This variety has a more upright habit than other beautyberries.
Petit Bleu Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonesnsis) 24-30” tall, 24-36” wide Deep blue flowers bloom from late summer through fall over glossy green foliage.
Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia (Deutzia ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’) 12-24” tall, 12-24” wide This Deutzia features pink, cherry-blossom flowers! Foliage turns burgundy-purple in the fall. Beautiful in mass plantings.
Summer Ruffle Althea (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aarticus’) 36-48” tall, 36-48” wide Lavender flowers provide much-needed color in late summer. Unique variegated foliage.

Grateful Red Hydrangea (Hydrangea marcophylla ‘Grateful Red’)
36-38” tall, 36-48” wide
Unique reddish-pink blossoms have a long, strange bloom time, turning to deep plum in the fall. Hydrangeas are replacing shrub roses as the go-to flowering shrub!

Diamond Rouge Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rendia’)
48-56” tall, 36-48” wide
Flowers emerge white, turning to pink, raspberry, and wine red by fall.

Satin Chocolate Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Satin Chocolate)
48-60” tall, 48-60” wide
This well-branched ninebark features deep burgundy foliage on reddish stems. White flowers with a pink blush appear in late spring.

Arnold’s Promise Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’)
12-15’ tall, 12-15’ wide
Spidery, fragrant yellow flowers bloom as early as February! This variety is vase-shaped, with golden fall color.

Diane Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’)
8-12’ tall, 8-12’ wide
Copper to red spidery flowers bloom in early spring. Foliage turns a deep orange-red in the fall.

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