November 22, 2010
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Redosier Dogwood

Redosier Dogwood Cornus sericea Description & Overview Redosier Dogwood is a uniquely beautiful Wisconsin native shrub that provides food and shelter to nearly 100 species of birds. It can be used as a stunning hedge or border plant in just about any soil conditions. Thriving in wet areas, with suckering […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Snowberry

Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus Description & Overview A Wisconsin native deciduous shrub, vigorously suckering and spreading, Common Snowberry creates a cohesive bridge between ornamental interest and wildlife value in the landscape. With blueish-green foliage and dainty light pink clustered flower, spring and summer interest is covered. As the leaves drop […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Witchhazel

Common Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Description & Overview A fall blooming large scale shrub, with native habitat and wildlife value, Common Witchhazel brings year round interest to wooded areas. Fragrant, four (4) crinkly petaled, ribbon-like flowers draw in your interest towards the end of fall. Its unique crooked branched crown is […]
November 13, 2010
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Sweet Fern

Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrina Description & Overview Sweet Fern, despite its name is not actually a fern (or a perennial). Sweet Fern is a Wisconsin native shrub with aromatically pleasing foliage, especially when its leaves are crushed; this poses a great investment for wildlife and landscape use. Great for slopes […]
March 6, 2010
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Common Winterberry

Common Winterberry Ilex verticillata Description & Overview Common Winterberry is the Wisconsin native deciduous holly, variable in size. Commonly grows in damp areas throughout much of Wisconsin. Abundant bright red fruits hug branches on the female plants from fall into winter. Plant in groups – as both male and female […]
February 4, 2010
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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet Spiraea alba Description & Overview Meadowsweet is a Wisconsin Native shrub that grows to be 2-4′ tall and thrives in full sun and wet areas like bogs or along edges of streams. Meadowsweet doesn’t have the typical neat shrub like structure as it grows in colonies and could be […]
January 21, 2010
glossy black chokeberry aronia melanocarpa var elata wisconsin native shrubs ftimg

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Glossy Black Chokeberry

Glossy Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa var. elata Description & Overview Glossy Black Chokeberry is a suckering shrub native to Wisconsin with four season interest. It has fragrant white flower clusters in Spring, brilliant fall color, and large shiny dark berries that persist throughout winter. It provides habitat and food for […]
January 8, 2010
american filbert hazelnut corylus americana wisconsin native shrub johnson's nursery menomonee falls ftimg

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American Filbert

American Filbert Corylus americana Description & Overview American Filbert, also known as American Hazelnut, is a suckering shrub native to the edges and understory of Wisconsin woodlands. It will grow in a wide variety of conditions, attracts many species of wildlife, and has four-season interest. American hazelnut is an excellent […]