A large shrub that spreads from root suckers, it is usually no more than 10 ft. tall. Tolerates deep shade and still flowers reliably. Although its suckering habit and small stature might suggest a tender nature, it is remarkably hardy, tolerating winter lows to -31°F. Rarely found in quantity in the wholesale trade, this is a choice American native to reserve for your best customers.
Aptly named, its fragrant pink flowers are a delight to the senses. This plant delivers exceptional value in performance for price paid. It is a clean, easily grown plant worthy of a prominent spot where you can appreciate it. Extremely hardy.
With attractive lacey foliage that is very sweetly scented this makes an attractive, colonizing, small shrub that should be planted where it can be seen closely and easily touched to release its fragrance into the air. It has a long history of medicinal uses but is seen less frequently than deserved outside the North East.
Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon' (Red Dragon European Filbert)
From Shawn Mehlenbacher's work here at OSU comes a prized, blight-resistant, contorted, red-leaf hazelnut. With moderately contorted growth, it has an arching grace. Its purple color is intense in spring and early summer, and still dark later in the year. These are expensive but worth it; they will attract a lot of attention at garden centers.
Ginkgo biloba 'Spring Grove' (Spring Grove Dwarf Ginkgo)
It seems there are several clones going around under this name because there are at least two different dwarf Ginkgo trees at Spring Grove Cemetery in Ohio. We don't know which this is or if it is both; we started with more than one plant. But we do know they are dwarf and very attractive in conical growth habit.
Most often used as a rootstock for selected cultivars. This native American shrub can grow to 20 ft. with equal spread. Prefers moist soils, but full sun in the landscape encourages more compact growth. Trim branches just before the plant blooms to force indoor flowers.
Its autumn color, early spring flowers, small habit, ease of care, and fragrant foliage make this shrub highly ornamental. It is well-adapted in wet areas, great for naturalizing, and rarely taller than head-high.
Small to medium-sized shrub with fragrant foliage, often used for naturalizing in states along the Atlantic coast from MA to SC. Famed for its use in making candles using the waxy berries during colonial times, its best present use is as an easy foundation plant, where it will tolerate compact or infertile soils.
2-4 ft. shrub native across a broad swath in the upper latitudes of North America. Small pink flowers emerge in summer followed by white berries in the fall. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Its strong root system makes this shrub useful to control erosion on steep slopes of an embankment. Tolerates wet soils as well, so it is frequently used in riparian restoration. Used as an ornamental, easy to grow and gratifying with its persistent winter fruits. Occasionally head it back for best ornamental performance.
Symphoricarpos Magical® Pride 'KOLMPRID' (Magical® Pride Snowberry)
Magical Pride is a well-branched, upright form with plump, dark-pink berries that cluster along the stems. Plant in mass or use as a stand-alone specimen where needed. Excellent for cut stem, floral display.
Syringa vulgaris Tiny Dancer™ 'Elsdancer' (Tiny Dancer™ Common Lilac)
Iconic lilacs - everybody's grandma had one, but this selection has a compact form; giving it strong modern appeal across a wide range. Memorable, pleasant fragrance. In addition to its expected cold-hardiness, Tiny Dancer™ boasts remarkable heat tolerance, growing and blooming well in the South. Even in Zone 8, violet-purple buds open into lavender flowers, joining dogwoods and azaleas as a marker of spring. Large panicles measure 4 to 5 in., the big florets making each cluster appear luxuriously full. Foliage and flowers are in perfect scale, one complementing the other. You know the feeling when everything is in balance with a plant: it exudes quality. We're inspired to bring Tiny Dancer™ to you, an updated version of an old classic for today's gardens.