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Knowledgebase

Search Johnson's Nursery plants or plant matters.

December 31, 2017
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Wisconsin Native Plant Guide

** While browsing the Wisconsin Native Plant Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out. ** *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store. Wisconsin Native Plants The use of native plants in the landscape is more than a trend. It is an awakening to the need to preserve our native […]
December 31, 2017
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Plant Reference Guide

Plant Reference Guide **While browsing the Plant Reference Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out.** *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store. Plant Reference Guide The Plant Reference Guide is the hardcopy catalog of commonly grown and stocked plants at Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls. The guidebook is divided […]
December 30, 2017
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Introductions & Originations

Introductions & Originations Johnson’s Nursery Originals; J.N. Plant Selections Introductions Johnson’s Nursery is proud to have numerous nationally recognized plants that originated in our fields. You may be familiar with trees and shrubs touting the cultivar names of ‘J.N. Select’, ‘J.N. Upright’, or ‘J.N. Select A’. These are plants that […]
June 22, 2011
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List: Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart

Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart The Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart is a list of common grass and sedge perennials grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Grasses and sedge are versatile ornamental plants used landscapes, and vary in sun preferences, sizes, colors, textures, and habits from low […]
June 22, 2011
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List: Hosta Comparison Chart

Hosta Comparison Chart Hosta Comparison Chart The Hosta Comparison Chart is a list of common perennial hostas grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Hostas are one of the most commonly grown part-shade to full shade perennials. They have a distinct foliage structure, flowering habits, and bloom times, but they can vary slightly […]
June 22, 2011
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List: Rose Comparison Chart

Rose Comparison Chart Rose Comparison Chart The Rose Comparison Chart is a list of common shrub roses grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Roses are versatile, smaller, ornamental shrubs used in landscapes, and vary in flower colors and shapes such as rugosa, shrub, low/mounding, and groundcover. Rose blooms vary between recurrent and […]
April 5, 2011
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List: Daylilies Comparison

Daylilies Comparison Daylilies Comparison Genus: Hemerocallis Johnson’s Nursery is proud to grow and stock many of the Midwest’s most popular daylily cultivars. The botanical name for daylily is Hemerocallis which is formed from two Greek words meaning “beauty” and “day”. Aptly named, since each flower will only last one day, […]
March 16, 2011
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List: Crabapple Comparison Chart

Crabapple Comparison Chart Crabapple Comparison Chart The Crabapple Comparison Chart is a list of common crabapple trees grown at Johnson’s Nursery. crabapples are versatile, smaller, ornamental trees used in landscapes, and vary in shapes and sizes such as dense, rounded, low, spreading, upright, oval, columnar, and weeping. Crabapples bloom in […]
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 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

Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ 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 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

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 […]
October 12, 2010
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False Blue Indigo

False Blue Indigo Baptisia australis Description & Overview False Blue Indigo is a shrub-like perennial with attractive, soft blue-green foliage all season. In spring, open spikes of 1″ indigo-blue flowers emerge, followed by attractive seedpods that can be used in dried arrangements. While the blooms are early-season, the unique texture […]
October 12, 2010
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Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Description & Overview Wild Columbine is an interesting shade plant with dainty, fan-shaped foliage. Numerous, nodding red flowers with yellow centers are borne on slender stems in late spring and early summer. Delicately beautiful, this plant is an excellent choice for alkaline environments in partial shade. […]
October 8, 2010
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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Description & Overview Prairie Smoke is an excellent native perennial for all season interest! In spring sprays of pendulous pinkish-white flowers explode into a striking display of smoky-pink feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Its fern-like mounds of foliage remain attractive all season and […]
October 8, 2010
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Fischer Monkshood

Fischer Monkshood Aconitum fischeri Description & Overview CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous. Handle with care. The stunning, deep-blue flower spikes of Fischer Monkshood provide a beautiful, (but deadly) vertical accent to the garden. Individual blooms are helmet or hood-shaped. Attractive, deeply lobed foliage makes this plant a […]
September 19, 2010
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Green Mountain Boxwood

Green Mountain Boxwood Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ Description & Overview Green Mountain Boxwood is a pyramidal form that is a cross between English (B. sempervirens) and Korean (B. microphylla) species. The Korean parentage makes Green Mountain very cold tolerant. Unless they are planted on a very windy site or are […]
September 17, 2010
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Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Description & Overview Katsura Tree is a first-rate landscape plant with four-season interest and a fine texture. In spring, minute inconspicuous flowers bloom just before the foliage emerges with a reddish-purple color, maturing to a cool-blue green. The heart-shaped leaves turn a spectacular display of yellow […]
September 11, 2010
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Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Description & Overview Common Hackberry, a large, vase-shaped shade tree, excels as an urban planting. It tolerates tough sites and provides interest with its wart-like bark Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 2 Mature Height: 40-60 feet Mature Spread: 40-60 feet Growth […]
August 11, 2010
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River Birch

River Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch Betula nigra Description & Overview Excellent for wet soil conditions. Beautiful exfoliating cinnamon-brown bark exposes the pink inner bark. Resistant to bronze birch borer. River birch is also known as Black Birch, Red Birch, and Water Birch. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes […]
August 5, 2010
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Tamarack

Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview A deciduous conifer, Tamarack possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in fall. A great choice for wet sites! May also be known as Eastern Larch, American Larch, Hackmatack. […]
July 25, 2010
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Ironwood

Ironwood Ostrya virginiana Description & Overview Ironwood is a small, slow-growing pyramidal tree native to the dry understory in our local oak woods. Its small mature size is great for restricted spaces and the tree will thrive in sun or heavy shade. While it has shown promise as a street […]
July 20, 2010
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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort Hypericum kalmianum Description & Overview St. John’s Wort is a handsome dense, rounded shrub with charming blue-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. The stems and seedheads appear varnished in winter adding a unique texture to the landscape. May also be known as Kalm’s St. […]
July 13, 2010
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Butterflyweed

Butterflyweed Asclepias tuberosa Description & Overview Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower is a slow-to-emerge perennial bearing fragrant clusters of orange flowers which attract butterflies. The seedpods are quite ornamental. Drought tolerant once established, requiring well drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: […]
June 20, 2010
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Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree

Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioica ‘Espresso’ Description & Overview The Espresso™ Kentucky Coffeetree is a grafted male selection, so there’s no need to worry about messy seed pods! A coarse, upright branching habit in youth, this tree shines with age. Great for urban spaces! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
June 20, 2010
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Seven Son Flower

Seven Son Flower Heptacodium miconioides Description & Overview The Seven Son Flower is an upright and spreading small stature tree with beautiful dark green foliage and jasmine-like white flower clusters in late summer. In fall a spectacular show begins when the calyces turn bright red. Exfoliating tan bark reveals a […]
June 14, 2010
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Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Description & Overview Single paired 8-12″ long, 3-lobed leaves frame the unusual green and purple hooded flowers. A superb woodland plant that becomes most visible in early autumn when its striking clusters of orange-red berries appear on leafless stalks brightening up shaded recesses. Core […]
April 22, 2010
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Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x ‘Moonshine’ Description & Overview Moonshine Yarrow is a compact perennial of aromatic, ferny, gray-green foliage. Sulfur yellow flowers are produced all summer on sturdy stems and will rebloom when deadheaded. Attractive seedheads persist over winter. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4 […]
April 6, 2010
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Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’

Summer Peek-a-Boo™ Ornamental Onion Allium ‘Summer Peek-a-Boo’ Description & Overview A sport of Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ with medium purple flower heads set consistently above compact foliage. Attracts butterflies and pollinators. An excellent choice for containers with an above average growth rate. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No USDA Hardiness Zone: to […]
April 5, 2010
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Rosy Returns Daylily

Rosy Returns Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ Description & Overview This reblooming dwarf small daylily produces fragrant, 4″ rose-pink blend flowers with a deep rose eyezone and yellow throat. Bred by Darrel Apps, Rosy Returns Daylily combines bigger flowers with smaller stature for a striking border in any landscape. Rosy Returns […]
April 5, 2010
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Rocket City Daylily

Rocket City Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Rocket City’ Description & Overview Rocket City Daylily shows off with large, bittersweet orange flowers with a darker eye and lighter orange-yellow mid-ribs. This taller daylily cultivar will warm up any space with its flowers! When massed, the sea of showy orange flowers is a sight […]