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Berberis thunbergii

Japanese barberry

<p>Japanese barberry</p>
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Berberis thunbergii size

6 ft

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Berberis thunbergii foliage

Deciduous, straight species is green but popular cultivars are red or yellow, fine texture, small simple elliptic with entire margin, very fine thorns, very sharp 

<p>Deciduous, straight species is green but popular cultivars are red or yellow, fine texture, small simple elliptic with entire margin, very fine thorns, very sharp&nbsp;</p>
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Buddleia davidii common name

Butterfly Bush

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Buddleia davidii foliage

Deciduous, green with silver on back, lanceolate leaf with serrate margin, fine texture

<p>Deciduous, green with silver on back, lanceolate leaf with serrate margin, fine texture</p>
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Buddleia davidii size

5-10 ft

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Clethra alnifolia common name

Summer-Sweet, Clethra

<p>Summer-Sweet, Clethra</p>
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Clethra alnifolia habitat

Native, found in wet wooded areas naturally

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Berberis thunbergii density

dense and compact

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Berberis thunbergii fruit

red showy elongated fruit, attracts birds, located just above stipular thorns. Arranged downstem

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Berberis thunbergii fall color

showy red

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Berberis thunbergii site considerations

best in full sun but tolerate shade, tolerates dry soils, prefers MFWD soil

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Buddleia davidii time of bloom

Mid july to first frost

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Buddleia davidii peculiarities

late to leaf out in spring, can be weedy, propagates easily

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Clethra alnifolia shape

Colony forming

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Clethra alnifolia flower

stands upright, very fragrant, white flowers terminal spikes(on tips of stem)

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Clethra alnifolia time of bloom

late july, summer bloom

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Clethra alnifolia peculiarities

spider mites, attacks when stressed from too much heat or lack of moisture

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Cornus alba peculiarities

stem blight, leaf spot, remove older stems to keep red

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Cornus alba common name

Tatarian Dogwood

<p>Tatarian Dogwood</p>
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Cornus alba foliage

Deciduous, opposite leaf, species is green but most common is variegated leaf, md to coarse texture, simple elliptic leaf, red stem

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Berberis thunbergii fruit

red showy elongated fruit, attracts birds, located just above stipular thorns. Arranged downstem

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Cornus alba fruit

August and September gets white fruit with red pediciles

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Cornus alba fall color

showy red

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Cornus alba other interest

winter interest has red stems, only newer stems are red

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Cornus alba site considerations

tolerant of moist poorly drained soils, tolerate partial shade

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Cotoneaster apiculata common name

Cranberry Cotoneaster

<p>Cranberry Cotoneaster</p>
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Cotoneaster apiculata foliage

deciduous, glossy green, fine texture, very small rounded leaf, entire margin

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Cotoneaster apiculata branching

spreading to arching, low growing plant

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Cotoneaster apiculata flower and bloom time

small pink flowers in June

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Cotoneaster apiculata fruit

red showy tiny apples in september into the winter

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Cotoneaster apiculata fall color

showy red, comes late

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Cotoneaster apiculata peculiarities

Apple family problems, spider mites, collects debris

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Euonymus alatus common name

Burning Bush

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Euonymus alatus habitat

invasive

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Euonymus alatus fall color

scarlet flaming red color

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Forsythia x intermedia common name

Forsythia

<p>Forsythia</p>
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Forsythia x intermedia foliage

deciduous, green, md texture, simple elliptic with coarse serrated margins, opposite leaf, multiple lateral buds, prominent lenticels on stems. At nodes there are decurrent lines so stem feels square w/ raised ridges

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Forsythia x intermedia flower

showy yellow flowers

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Forsythia x intermedia time of bloom

mid april

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Forsythia x intermedia winter hardiness

zone 5

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Forsythia x intermedia peculiarities

cold temperatures kill flower buds

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Hibiscus syriacus common name

Rose of Sharon

<p>Rose of Sharon</p>
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Hibiscus syriacus shape

broad columnar

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Hibiscus syriacus flower

bright pink, purple, white, and blue, can be double flower, can be bicolor, tropical

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Hibiscus syriacus time of bloom

late july

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Hibiscus syriacus winter hardiness

zone 5

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Hydrangea macrophylla common name

Bigleaf hydrangea

<p>Bigleaf hydrangea</p>
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Hydrangea macrophylla stem

Green

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Hydrangea macrophylla flower

rounded flower, showy white, pink, or blue

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Hydrangea macrophylla time of bloom

Early July

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Hydrangea macrophylla site considerations

Need moisture, full sun but happiest in afternoon shade

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Hydrangea paniculata common name

Panicle Hydrangea

<p>Panicle Hydrangea</p>
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Hydrangea paniculata stem

woody brown

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Hydrangea paniculata flower

Flower is cone shaped terminal clusters, mainly white but some pink. Some start white then go pink or vice versa

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Hydrangea paniculata time of bloom

August

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Hydrangea quercifolia common name

Oakleaf Hydrangea

<p>Oakleaf Hydrangea</p>
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Hydrangea quercifolia flower and time of bloom

narrow cone shaped white flower, blooms in mid july

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Hydrangea quercifolia fall color

red purple showy, only hydrangea with fall color

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Hydrangea quercifolia winter hardiness

zone 5

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Itea virginica common name

Virginia Sweetspire

<p>Virginia Sweetspire</p>
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Itea virginica foliage

deciduous, green, md texture, simple elliptic, glossy green, very small sparse serrations - hard to see, stems are red on one side and greenish on the other

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Itea virginica branching

Colony forming

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Itea virginica flower

white pendulous flowers, spike terminal flower

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Itea virginica time of bloom

June

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Itea virginica fall color

showy red orange modeled color

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Itea virginica winter hardiness

zone 5

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Ligustrum amurense common name

Amur privet

<p>Amur privet</p>
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Ligustrum amurense density

used for hedges

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Ligustrum amurense comments

classic hedge plant, dense, durable, hardy, tolerates shearing, partial shade

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<p>Physocarpus opulifolius common name</p>

Physocarpus opulifolius common name

Ninebark

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Physocarpus opulifolius habitat

Native

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Physocarpus opulifolius foliage

deciduous, yellowish green but cultivars are purple/yellow, md texture, 3 lobed, more pointy than rose of sharon

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Physocarpus opulifolius flower

white rounded terminal clusters, blooms in early june

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Physocarpus opulifolius bark

Exfoliating bark

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Physocarpus opulifolius peculiarities

powdery mildew

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Physocarpus opulifolius functions

decoration, working plant

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Potentilla fruticosa common name

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla

<p>Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla</p>
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Potentilla fruticosa size

3 ft

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Potentilla fruticosa habitat

Native

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Potentilla fruticosa foliage

deciduous, grayish green, has pubescence on leaf, fine texture, deeply lobed, finger like, fine texture

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Potentilla fruticosa flower

predominantly yellow, comes in white, orange, pink, and red

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Potentilla fruticosa time of bloom

blooms all summer, repeat bloomer

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Potentilla fruticosa site considerations

full sun, tolerant of difficult sites

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Prunus cistena common name

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

<p>Purpleleaf Sand Cherry</p>
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Prunus cistena foliage

Deciduous, purple, md texture, stem is also purple, simple elliptic serrated margin, has glands on petioles

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Prunus cistena flower

Pale pink flowers, catches the eye against the purple leaves

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Prunus cistena time of bloom

early May

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Prunus cistena fruit

dark purple edible cherry

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Prunus cistena other interest

summer foliage is purple, dark purple stems

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Prunus cistena peculiarities

shallow root system, tent caterpillars, aphids

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Rosa spp common name

Rose

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Rosa spp foliage

Deciduous, green with reddish tinges, pinnately compound leaf, # of leaflets varies, md to fine texture, large thorns

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Rosa spp flower color

comes in just about every color, very showy, sometimes fragrant

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Rosa spp fruit

Rose hips, various sizes and colors. Hips have very high vitamin C, can eat or make tea. Can dry them

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Rosa spp peculiarities

thorns, often grafted so make sure root stalk doesn’t send up shoots, black spot, powdery mildew, aphids, japanese beetle’s favorite food, rose rosette virus - new growth comes out with thin strands instead of leaves. Need to remove it

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Spiraea x bumalda common name

Bumald Spirea

<p>Bumald Spirea</p>
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Spiraea x bumalda flower

pink small flowers in clusters, fairly showy, look for spent blooms to identify, blooms in June

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Spiraea x bumalda winter hardiness

zone 5

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Syringa vulgaris common name

Common Lilac

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