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Shrubs A to K

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ALFREDO AMERICAN CRANBERRY BUSH
Deciduous flowering shrub. Compact, dense form. Medium growing, less than 6' tall. Flat-topped white flower clusters in spring. Bright red fruit ripens in fall and persists into winter.
ALL SUMMER BEAUTY HYDRANGEA
Attractive, free-flowering shrub with large, dark green leaves. Valued for large, ball shaped clusters of rich blue flowers. Prefers pH of 6.0-7.5.
AMERICAN BITTERSWEET
Deciduous vine. This fast-growing vine is very hardy and will cling to anything. Valued for its showy orange fruit, which ripens in fall. Inconspicuous flowers. Prune in late fall or winter.
ANNA BELLE HYDRANGEA
Deciduous flowering shrub. This upright shrub has dense, medium green foliage and huge showy flowers. Tall-growing, over 6'. White flower clusters in summer.
BLACK KNIGHT BUTTERFLY BUSH
Rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with attractive, greyish green foliage. Valued for showy, pyramidal panicles of dark purple flowers. Good for borders.
BLUE MIST SHRUB, BLUE SPIREA
Deciduous flowering herbaceous shrub. Attractive fragrant powder-blue blooms are produced in late summer. Long blooming season. Moderate growth rate. Grows 2-3' tall and 2' wide. Uses: border, foundation, mass planting.
BRIDAL WREATH SPIREA
Excellent spring-flowering shrub. Double white blooms cover entire plant. Bright green foliage. 5-6'. Deciduous.
BRONXENSIS FORSYTHIA
Slow growing dwarf with deep green foliage, olive green stems, greenish yellow flowers. Tolerates most soils. Deciduous. To 16".
CHINA BOY HOLLY
Evergreen shrub with glossy blue-green spiny leaves. Dense bushy plant with purple stems and large red berries.
CHINA GIRL HOLLY
Evergreen shrub with glossy blue-green spiny leaves. Dense bushy plant with purple stems and large red berries.
CRANBERRY COTONEASTER
Semi-evergreen shrub. Low, wide-spreading shrub with irregular 'fishbone' branching pattern. Medium-growing ground cover. Small pink single flowers, 1 " diameter or less bloom in late spring. Scarlet fruit ripens in fall. Attractive in a foreground or as a foundation plant.
DAPHNE SPIREA
Deciduous flowering shrub. Small blue-green leaves open on short, wiry branches. Clusters of pink flowers help make this a dainty, refined ground cover. Slow-growing. Grows 8-12" tall and 2-3' wide.
DARK KNIGHT BLUEBEARD
Low growing, rounded shrub with silvery-green, serrated foliage. Numerous clusters of deep blue flowers bloom in late summer to fall.
DART'S RED SPIREA
Upright, rounded, ornamental shrub with handsome, bluish green foliage. In fall leaves turn reddish purple. Clusters of carmine red flowers in spring.
DOUBLE VIOLET ROSE OF SHARON
Deciduous flowering shrub. Upright form with slender branches is outstanding in flower. Foliage is bright green and toothed. Tall growing, over 6'. Large violet double flowers, 3-6" diameter. Blooms in summer. Prune in fall after flowering.
DWARF KOREAN LILAC
Deciduous flowering shrub. Dwarf habit and small, clean foliage. Produces masses of flowers at an early age. Medium growing, 3-6'. Fragrant lavender-purple flower clusters bloom in spring. Prune in spring after flowering.
DWARF REDTWIG DOGWOOD
Compact deciduous shrub with creamy white flower clusters summer through fall. Brilliant red fall color and bright red branches.
DWARF WINGED EUONYMUS, DWARF BURNING BUSH
Deciduous ornamental shrub. Densely branched, rounded shrub with corky 'wings' on branches, Spectacular red fall color. Medium-growing, 3-6' (.91-1.8 m). Inconspicuous flowers. Pruning rarely needed. Uses: accent, border, midground, hedge, specimen, foundation.
FEMALE HARDY KIWI
Attractive vine that bears delicious, small, fuzzless fruit. Needs male pollinator. Can be trained on arbor or trellis.
GOLDEN LIGHTS AZALEA
Rich golden-orange blooms mid-season. Upright spreading shrub with excellent, disease resistant foliage that turns bronze-red in fall.
GOLDFINGER POTENTILLA
Deciduous flowering shrub. Upright, broad-spreading form with fine, bright green foliage. Low growing, less than 3'. Medium-sized, golden-yellow single flowers bloom in summer. Prune in fall after flowering.
GOLDMOUND SPIREA
Deciduous flowering shrub. Golden new growth turns yellow-green during summer; tips become orange-red in fall. Medium-growing, to 4' with equal spread. Pink flower clusters in summer.
GROW LOW FRAGRANT SUMAC
Hardy ornamental deciduous shrub valued for its brilliant fall foliage and lush red berries on female plants. Leaves fragrant when crushed.
HARDY KIWI/CHINESE GOOSEBERRY
Deciduous vine produces sweet, smooth skinned fruit in autumn. Eat like grapes. Hardy to -25 degrees F. Full Sun. Needs male pollinator.
HONEYCOMB BUTTERFLY BUSH
A strong-growing deciduous shrub with grayish foliage and long yellow flower spikes in summer. Attracts butterflies.
KALM'S ST. JOHNSWORT
Low growing, mounded shrub with bright yellow flowers from July to mid-Aug. Deep greenish-blue foliage. Great for foundations or borders.

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