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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 at our nursery. Wisconsin Native Plants Meet Ben French Ben French is our head propagator and resident plant guru. He hails from a long line of expert propagators […]
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, 2012
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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, 2012
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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, 2012
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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 […]
May 1, 2012
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Coralbells Comparison

Coralbells Comparison Coralbells Comparison The Heuchera genus includes over 30 recognized species, all native to much of North America. They are found on a wide variety of sites, from rocky outcroppings to wooded meadows, with a variety of different growth habits. Although useful for many landscape applications, Coralbells were not […]
April 5, 2012
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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, 2012
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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 […]
February 27, 2011
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Ping Pong™ Buttonbush

Ping Pong™ Buttonbush Cephalanthus ‘Select A Dark Green’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ping Pong™ Buttonbush has an pright growing habit and rich, glossy, dark green leaves. Perfectly globular, creamy white inflorescences, similar to small ping pong balls. Wetland shrub that can tolerate periodic […]
February 27, 2011
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Technito® Arborvitae

Technito® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis ‘Bail John’ PP 15,850 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the lush, dark green foliage of Technito® Arborvitae makes it ideal for a screening hedge, especially where space is limited. It also requires no shearing to maintain the shape and holds […]
February 25, 2011
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J.N. Strain Musclewood

J.N. Strain Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Strain’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the J.N. Strain Musclewood is a fantastic small scale tree with a dense canopy! Improved fall color on our Wisconsin strain is mostly orange-red, some will be yellow. Its leaf and bark […]
February 7, 2011
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Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac

Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica ‘Fine Textured Compact Select A’ PP28,669 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac was selected for its dense, mounded habit and refined texture. This shrub lends an air of sophistication to sites where few other plants will grow. […]
February 7, 2011
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Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum

Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum was selected by Mike Yanny for its compact habit and late flowering. While other Viburnum carlesii will flower while their leaves are still emerging, Spice Island® […]
February 7, 2011
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Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum

Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select S’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum is a heavy flowering cultivar with the delicious fragrance the species is known for. This cultivar was selected by Mike Yanny for its smaller, […]
February 6, 2011
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Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum

Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum was picked out of a block of seedlings because of its two-tone maroon and green new growth. The leaves have the appearance of feathers at the base […]
February 6, 2011
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Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum

Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum is a stand-out selection compact ornamental shrub. In late June, creamy white clusters of flowers explode from the dark green foliage for the world to see. When a pollinator […]
February 6, 2011
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Irish Setter™ Dogwood

Irish Setter™ Dogwood Cornus racemosa x amomum ‘J.N. Red Stem’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Irish Setter™ Dogwood was selected from local ecotype seedlings growing at Johnson’s Nursery. Irish Setter™ Dogwood has superior resistance to septoria leaf spot, which is very common on this […]
February 6, 2011
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Fire King™ Musclewood

Fire King™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Select A’ PPAF Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Fire King™ Musclewood lives up to its name with its fast growth, superior hardiness, and excellent structure. Selected by Mike Yanny in 2003, this cultivar is upright in youth becoming […]
February 6, 2011
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Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood

Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Globe’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood is a compact, globe-formed tree with excellent orange-red fall color. The slow-growing rounded canopy stays full whether in sun or shade. As it is adaptable to many […]
February 6, 2011
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Firespire® Musclewood

Firespire® Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Upright’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firespire® Musclewood is an upright form of Musclewood with outstanding orange-red fall color. It is quite similar in scale and form to Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’. Firespire® Musclewood is an excellent choice for […]
February 6, 2011
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Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea

Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea Spiraea fritschiana ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea is a pink flowering cultivar of Fritsch Spirea, selected by Mike Yanny at Johnson’s Nursery. In spring, purple-pink buds explode into heavy clusters of purple-pink flowers! The fall […]
February 6, 2011
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Star Power™ Juniper

Star Power™ Juniper Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Star Power™ Juniper is the fasted growing upright juniper we’ve evaluated in our fields, surpassing even Mountbatten Juniper! Its name comes from the blue-green, star-like juvenile foliage that gives the tree […]
February 6, 2011
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Firebird® Crabapple

Firebird® Crabapple Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ PP12,621 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firebird® Crabapple originated from an open-pollinated seedling of Sargent crabapple. It is a compact version of its parent that grows more upright when young becoming spreading with age. Sweet smelling snow-white flowers […]
January 9, 2011
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Bur Oak

Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Description & Overview The iconic oak of Wisconsin! Bur Oak is one of the toughest oaks, tolerant of highly alkaline soils and drought. Most have interesting corky bark on young branches. The acorns make it an excellent plant to attract wildlife. Use where space is not […]