December 31, 2010
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Raspberry Spear® Crabapple

Raspberry Spear® Crabapple Malus ‘JFS KW213MX’ PP31,008 Description & Overview A brilliant display of magenta-pink flowers in spring, this narrow cultivar is perfect for a confined space that needs added interest. Raspberry Spear® Crabapple is has excellent disease resistance and persistent brightly colored fruit, which birds will love. An excellent […]
December 13, 2010
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Delft Lace Astilbe

Delft Lace Astilbe Astilbe x ‘Delft Lace’ PP19,839 Description & Overview Delft Lace Astilbe is a superb addition to eastern exposures with consistent moisture. Its blue-green foliage has a silver overlay in shaded gardens but will develop attractive purple-red margins in locations receiving direct morning sun. The foliage texture is […]
December 10, 2010
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Miss Manners Obedient Plant

Miss Manners Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’ Description & Overview Attractive white snapdragon-like flowers make this plant perfect to mix into colorful beds. Miss Manners is also a non-invasive, clumping form of the Obedient Plant making it a great alternative. Its tubular flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts […]
December 7, 2010
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Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple

Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’ PP11,119 Description & Overview Compact and sturdy when young, the Fall Fiesta® Sugar maple matures to a symmetrical, full-sized tree with thick, dark green foliage. It truly shines in autumn, its leaves turning a brilliant mix of red, orange and yellow color! Core […]
December 7, 2010

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Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Jeffersred’ PP4,864 Description & Overview A rapid grower with an upright oval habit, the Autumn Blaze Maple has rich dark green foliage which turns a brilliant orange-red in fall. It also holds its color longer than other selections! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
December 4, 2010
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Valley Forge Elm

Valley Forge Elm Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’ Description & Overview Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1995 for its high tolerance to Dutch Elm Disease, Valley Forge Elm is a whopping 96% tolerant to Dutch Elm Disease. It also has demonstrated excellent resistance to Elm Leaf Beetle, a serious […]
December 4, 2010
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Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ Description & Overview Princeton Elm is an American Elm selected for its vigorous, upright symmetrical habit. Its large, dark green foliage forms a dense canopy turning yellow in fall. Tolerant of urban conditions and highly resistant to Dutch elm disease, Princeton Elm is an excellent […]
December 4, 2010
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Oldfield Common Juniper

Oldfield Common Juniper Juniperus communis var. depressa Description & Overview Oldfield Common Juniper is a Wisconsin native groundcover evergreen. It’s a cold hardy, shrubby evergreen which inhabits the sandy hills of the Kettle Moraine and the clay bluffs along Lake Michigan. Ours are produced from locally collected seed. This plant […]
December 1, 2010
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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Description & Overview The Wisconsin State Tree, Sugar Maple is one of the hardiest and long lived of all the maples. Valued commercially for timber and syrup production, this tree is a staple of Wisconsin woodlands and fall color. With fall color ranging from gold to […]
November 30, 2010
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Celebration® Maple

Celebration® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Celzam’ Description & Overview Celebration® Maple is a fast growing, seedless selection of Freeman Maple. Its naturally symmetrical habit with strong, open branching structure is well-suited for street and residential use. Crisp green foliage turns an attractive golden-yellow with red hues in fall. Introduced by […]
November 29, 2010
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Sienna Glen® Maple

Sienna Glen® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Sienna’ PP11,322 Description & Overview Sienna Glen® Maple is an excellent alternative to the commonly planted Autumn Blaze Maple with stronger wood and denser branching. Its uniform pyramidal shape and strong central leader make it a close substitute for Ash trees, but with better […]
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 21, 2010
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Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea Description & Overview Regarded as a living fossil, Cinnamon Fern makes a great border in a shady spot, like on the north side of a foundation. The light-colored leaves contrast beautifully with the cinnamon-colored stalks of the fertile spikes and the shade of the environment. As […]
November 20, 2010
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Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis Description & Overview Bearing its name from its sensitivity to frost and drought, Sensitive Fern capitalizes on wet and humid environments. The large textured leaves create a grand green expanse to an under-story or the north side of a foundation. Sensitive Fern is the perfect addition […]
November 20, 2010
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Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris Description & Overview Growing up to 4 feet tall, Ostrich Fern is a dominant aspect of a woody landscape. The easy, maintenance-free perennial is a always a sure sign that spring has sprung. The delicate fiddleheads uncurling in the signature fern-fashion is a spectacular sight that […]
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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Lady Fern

Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina Description & Overview Lady Fern is a Wisconsin native, clump-forming perennial with long upright-arching fronds and light green stalks that contrast beautifully in a shade environment. As a low-maintenance perennial, Lady Fern is also deer-resistant and can tolerate drier conditions than most ferns. Grow in mass […]
November 13, 2010
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Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin’s streambeds and swamps, Silky Dogwood plays an important role in local ecosystems. A great choice for moist or wet areas. This large-to-medium sized lowland shrub produces spectacular porcelain-blue fruit clusters in late summer which are a favorite of local wildlife. […]
November 13, 2010
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Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum Description & Overview Maidenhair Fern is a maintenance-free, Wisconsin native perennial that can tolerate minimal sunlight and grow to cover a foot and a half of space. This delicate fern will give a woodsy yard a tranquil transition. The soft-green fronds land softly upon each other […]
November 13, 2010
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Korean Maple

Korean Maple Acer pseudosieboldianum Description & Overview Korean Maple is a compact and delicate tree known for its small, ornamental shrub-like stature and fall color. Korean Maples are great substitutes for Japanese Maples because they’re more cold hardy. It may also be known as Purplebloom Maple as a reference to […]
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 […]
November 8, 2010
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Magyar Ginkgo

Magyar Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’ Description & Overview Magyar Ginkgo is an excellent choice for parkways, a street tree, as well a lawn/shade tree. One of the best performers in our fields, this hardy tree will create longevity in your landscape. Tolerant of compact soils, heat, air pollution and salt […]
November 6, 2010
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Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo

Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ Description & Overview This Urban Approved cultivar is perfect for the backyard of an urban home. With its tall, yet columnar form, and low maintenance habit, Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo is a great choice for a tree with unique fan-shape foliage and spectacular fall […]
November 1, 2010
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Autumn Gold™ Ginkgo

Autumn Gold™ Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ Description & Overview Autumn Gold™ Ginkgo, is a versatile tree with unique fan-shaped leaves. Whether you’re looking for a low maintenance shade tree for your yard or a boulevard street tree, you’ll find Autumn Gold™ can accommodate a wide range of needs. Easy […]
October 31, 2010
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Prairie Dock

Prairie Dock Silphium terebinthinaceum Description & Overview Portraying large leaves with a rhubarb-like appearance, Prairie Dock is a statement native that will flaunt it’s blooms through October. This beautiful fall-blooming perennial will give life to an otherwise fading garden during the chilly months of September and October. Once established, Prairie […]
October 29, 2010
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Compass Plant

Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum Description & Overview Creating a mass of up to 30 yellow, sunflower-like blooms, Compass Plant is a statement to any wildflower landscape. Serving as the focal point of the garden or the backdrop, there are many ways to incorporate this native into a landscape. Compass Plant […]
October 29, 2010
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Pagoda Dogwood

Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin’s woodlands and forests, Pagoda Dogwood is an incredibly useful small tree or large shrub that provides year-round interest in the landscape. 2-inch clusters of slightly fragrant flowers in spring give way to blue-black berries on red peduncles (flower stalks) in […]
October 28, 2010
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Cup Plant

Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum Description & Overview Attractive to us, attractive to wildlife; Cup Plant fosters a habitat with a native ecosystem and works in conjunction with the environment to create a full perennial hedge. The beautiful, large-yellow flowers have an analogous appearance to a Sunflower or a large, yellow […]
October 26, 2010
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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ Description & Overview A small stature tree with beautiful late spring blooms. Creamy white flowers stand out against its dark green foliage. Incredibly fragrant blooms are sure to fill your landscape with a lovely aroma. Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac is […]
October 21, 2010
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Summerific® Series Hibiscus

Summerific® Series Hibiscus Comparison Genus: Hibiscus hybrids The Summerific Series Hibiscus includes a collection of perennials known for their stunning, very large flowers. They\’re noted for their northern hardiness and ability to flower along the stems, unlike more traditional hibiscus. You may recognize their stunning flowers, often compared to a […]
October 21, 2010
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Summerific® Berry Awesome Hibiscus

Summerific® Berry Awesome Hibiscus Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Berry Awesome’ PP27,936 Description & Overview Berry Awesome Hibiscus is a shrub-like, summer-blooming perennial with near-black buds that open to large lavender pink against midnight green leaves. These plants may not break dormancy until as late as mid-June, so keep calm and hold out […]
October 21, 2010
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Summerific® Cranberry Crush Hibiscus

Summerific® Cranberry Crush Hibiscus Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Cranberry Crush’ PP21,984 Description & Overview Cranberry Crush Hibiscus is a shrub-like, summer-blooming perennial with near-black buds that open to large deep scarlet red flowers against deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves. These plants may not break dormancy until as late as mid-June, so keep […]
October 21, 2010
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Summerific® Evening Rose Hibiscus

Summerific® Evening Rose Hibiscus Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Evening Rose’ PPAF Description & Overview Evening Rose Hibiscus is a shrub-like, summer-blooming perennial with large hot pink flowers against near-black foliage. These plants may not break dormancy until as late as mid-June, so keep calm and hold out for the bloom show from […]
October 21, 2010
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Great Blue Lobelia

Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica Description & Overview A native Wisconsin wildflower, Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) blooms in late summer with bright blue flowers on tall spikes that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Sometimes a short-lived perennial, Great Blue Lobelia can self-seed under the right conditions, forming attractive colonies in […]