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Shrubs L to Z

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LUCY ALTHEA
Upright, multi-stemmed ornamental shrub with handsome, dark green leaves. Showy, double, bright red flowers bloom all summer. Great specimen.
MAGIC CARPET SPIREA
Lovely, compact, deciduous Shrub with chartreuse foliage. Flat-topped clusters of vivid rose-pink flowers form in summer.
MCKAY'S WHITE POTENTILLA
Deciduous flowering shrub. soft green foliage, Durable creamy-white flowers bloom June until frost, mounded growth habit. Grows to 25 fall, spreads to 3'. Uses: accent, border, midground. Little pruning required.
MISS KIM LILAC
Dwarf deciduous flowering shrub. Grows to 3' tall with equal spread. Dark green foliage develops burgundy hue in fall. Abundant deep purple buds open to fragrant ice blue blooms.
MOCKORANGE
Deciduous shrubs with fragrant white flowers in late spring. Medium green leaves on fountain-like branches. Good informal hedge.
NANHO BLUE BUTTERFLY BUSH
Beautiful deciduous shrub valued for its mauve blue flower clusters from summer through frost. Ideal for shrub or perennial border. Attracts butterflies.
NANHO PURPLE BUTTERFLY BUSH
Deciduous flowering shrub, Attractive blue-green foliage. Compact habit, grows to 5'. Highly fragrant magenta purple flowers produced in summer, attracting butterflies. Excellent cut flowers. Shrub may die back in winter. Prune in early spring.
NIKKO SLENDER DEUTZIA
Graceful compact, small leaved shrub. Bears clusters of white flowers in spring. Rich green leaves become deep red in fall.
NISHIKI WILLOW
Grateful, small shrub has arching, salmon-pink stems with light green, mottled pink and white leaves. Excellent specimen plant.
PINK BEAUTY POTENTILLA
Vigorous, low growing, deciduous shrub. Masses of pink flowers from late spring through frost. Withstands heat, drought and poor soils.
PINK DELIGHT BUTTERFLY BUSH
Deciduous flowering shrub. Attractive gray-green foliage. Compact habit, grows to 5' tall and wide. Highly fragrant, vibrant pink flowers produced in summer, attracting butterflies. Excellent cut flowers. Shrub may die back in winter. Prune in early spring.
PINK DIAMOND HYDRANGEA
Rounded deciduous shrub has pink blooms in summer. Flowers are popular fresh or dried, ideal specimen, mass plantings or in perennial border.
PINK FLOWERING ALMOND
Deciduous flowering shrub. Very ornamental in early spring with showers of pink blossoms. Tall growing, over 6'. Showy, small pink double flowers, 1" diameter or less. Prune in spring after flowering.
PINK ROSE OF SHARON (ALTHEA)
Deciduous flowering shrub. Large blooms add to the beauty of this handsome, easily grown shrub. Tall growing, over 6'. Blooms in summer. Prune in fall after flowering.
PINK WEEPING CHERRY
Deciduous flowering tree. Graceful weeping branches. Yellow-red fall color. Medium-growing, 20-35'. Small pink single flowers, 1" diameter or less. Blooms in spring. Black fruit ripens in summer.
P.J.M. RHODODENDRON
Flowering broad-leaved evergreen shrub. Compact, bushy habit. Glossy green foliage turns mahogany in winter. Very hardy. Medium-growing, 3-6'. Lavender-pink flower clusters bloom in early spring. Remove old flowers as they fade.
PURPLELEAF SANDCHERRY
Deciduous flowering shrub. Showy flowers bloom in spring before purplish-red foliage appears. Tall growing, over 6'. Medium-sized, white single flowers, 1-2" diameter. Edible, dark purple fruit ripens in summer. Prune in spring after flowering.
ROSE GLOW BARBERRY
Deciduous ornamental shrub. Mottled green and white leaves are overcast with red. New growth is bright red. Grows 3-6' tall. Inconspicuous light yellow flowers bloom in spring. Red fruit ripens in summer. Prune regularly for bushiness.
ROYAL PURPLE SMOKEBUSH
Beautiful deciduous shrub, grows 15' tall. Showy, dark purple leaves and lighter purple, airy plumes make great garden accent.
RUMBA WEIGELA
Compact spreading shrub with purple edged yellow-green leaves. Dark red flowers with a yellow throat from June to September.
SNOWBALL BUSH
Deciduous flowering shrub. Upright, spreading, multi-stemmed habit. Irregular form. Trilobed dark green leaves turn red in fall. Tall-growing, over 6'. White flower clusters bloom in late spring. Prune in spring after flowering.
TANGERINE CINQUEFOIL
Deciduous flowering shrub. Wide-spreading mounding habit. Delicate foliage is bright-green. Profuse bloomer. Low-growing, less than 3' (91 cm.). Orange-yellow, medium, single flower, 1-2" diameter. Blooms in summer. Prune in fall after flowering.
VARIEGATED TATARIAN DOGWOOD
Deciduous flowering shrub. Leaves edged with white. Grows to over 6' tall. Medium-sized, white single flowers bloom in late spring. White fruit ripens in fall. Pruning rarely needed.
VARIEGATED WEIGELA
Deciduous flowering shrub. Similar to cultivars of Weigela Florida except for variegated foliage and earlier blooming. Medium-growing, 3-6', Pink flower clusters bloom in early spring. Prune in spring after flowering.
VICTORIA CHERRY RHUBARB
Excellent rhubarb variety with red leaf stems. Cooked leaf stalks fine for use in sauces and pies. Allow to grow two seasons before harvesting.
WEEPING FORSYTHIA
Deciduous flowering shrub. Upright arching form. Graceful drooping branches have toothed foliage. Tall-growing, over 6' (183 cm.). Golden-yellow, small, single flower, 1" diameter or less. Blooms in early spring. Prune in spring after flowering.
WHITE PROFUSION BUTTERFLY BUSH
Fast growing deciduous shrub with long tapering clusters of fragrant white flowers all summer. Attracts butterflies. Combines well with summer perennials and roses.

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