December 29, 2017

Ginkgo Trees

Ginkgo Trees, Ginkgo biloba, also known as Maidenhair Trees, are a staple in any Asian or zen garden and landscape. Although very slow growing, they mature into large shade trees. You may be familiar with Ginkgo trees because of their fan-shape leaves that turn a vibrant yellow in fall as […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 16, 2010
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Mariken Ginkgo

Mariken Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ Description & Overview Compact and dense, this dwarf cultivar was discovered as a witch’s broom in Holland and has proven to be an excellent find. Bringing the longevity and staple yellow fall color true its Ginkgo species, but versatility as use as a small shrub-like […]
January 16, 2010
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Hillside Black Beauty Snakeroot

Hillside Black Beauty Snakeroot Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ Description & Overview This dark, lustrous shade tolerant native cultivar is a great addition to a partial or full shade garden. As almost-black leaved plants are more reveled at, let drought tolerant Hillside Black Beauty speak for itself. Its clump-forming habit […]
January 16, 2010
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Lady in Red™ Fern

Lady in Red™ Fern Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady in Red’ Description & Overview Vibrant burgundy color runs through the veins creating a striking contrast with fine-textured, lacy green fronds on this native cultivar, Lady In Red™ Fern. A volunteer “nativar” selection found by the New England Wildflower Society in Massachusetts, this […]
January 15, 2010
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Ghost Fern

Ghost Fern Athyrium x ‘Ghost’ Description & Overview Ghost Fern is a hybrid of Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’) and Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), best noted for its combined upright stellar silvery foliage. Showing off its best steely-gray foliage in spring and becoming more soft-gray/blueish as heat comes, the […]
January 15, 2010
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Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ Description & Overview Japanese Painted Fern is a show stopper in any woodland garden, with silvery blue fronds and pulsing burgundy veins throughout it brightens up a shady location. Great for a mass planting or border, organically rich soil loving, this fern is a […]