Northern Customers - Zone 4 or Less

Zone Plant Name Characteristics Feet Tall Feet Wide Sun 50% Sun Shade
  Deciduous Trees            
2 Ivory Silk - Japanese Lilac Fragrant, salt OK 27 17 x x  
               
  Mountain Ash            
3 Russian Bright orange berries attract berries 30 16 x x  
               
  Linden            
3 Gleneven Salt OK , keep moist 45 33 x x  
3 Greenspire Salt OK , keep moist 45 33 x x  
               
  Locust            
4 Shademaster Salt OK 47 33 x x  
4 Sunburst Salt OK 40 30 x x  
4 Ruby Lace Burgandy leaves-likes it dry 33 33 x x  
4 Skyline Salt tolerant 50 36 x x  
               
  Maples            
4 Autumn Blaze Has no fruit 53 42 x x  
4 Autumn Flame   35 35 x x  
3 Crimson King Most popular 35 20 x x  
4 Crimson Sentry   26 16 x x  
3 Emerald Queen Fast growing 50 40 x x  
4 Fairview   47 37 x x  
4 Norway Maple Golden yellow in fall 60 30 x x  
4 October Glory Bright fall red - very hardy 55 45 x x  
3 Red Red in fall 40 40 x x  
4 Red Sunset Semi columar 50 35 x x  
4 Royal Red Similar to Crimson King 40 30 x x  
2 Silver Super Fast - attracts birds 80 50 x x  
4 Sugar Yellow red leaves in fall 70 40 x x  
             
  Mulberry            
4 Fruiting Hardy 12 10 x x  
4 Non-Fruiting Hardy 12 10 x x  
               
  Oak            
2 Burr Slow Growing 75 35 x x  
4 English Slow 80 35 x x  
4 Pyramidal Columar Delicate - Keeps Leaves in Winter 50 15 x x  
  Pin Native, leaves in winter, takes wet 75 40 x x  
               
3 Poplar Very fast - likes it wet 40 7 x x  
               
  Service Berry            
4 Autumn Brilliance Edilbe Fruit 20 15 x x  
3 Saskatoon Best fruit for baking and jams 20 15 x x  
4 Princess Diana Red fall leaves- edible 23 10 x x  
               
2 Shubert Chokeberry White flower 20 17 x x  
               
4 Tulip Tree Fast - Yellow fall leaves 57 33 x x  
               
  Willow            
4 Weeping Standard Loves wet conditions 7 4 x x  
4 Prairie Loves wet conditions 50 30 x x  
4 Twisted Loves wet conditions 10 10 x x  
               
4 Witch Hazel   20 20 x x x
               
  Evergreens            
3 Dark cedar Salt ok, very hardy 14 5 x    
3 Degroot's Purple tone in winter 20 5 x    
3 Emerald   13 4 x    
4 Golden Globe   3 3 x    
3 Holmstrup   6 3 x    
3 Little Giant No trimming required 3 3 x    
3 Pyramid   15 5 x    
3 Pyramid Cedar   17 4 x    
4 Woodward   5 4 x    
4 Yellow Ribbon   8 4 x    
2 Serbian Cypress   1.5 5 x    
             
  Designer Trees            
4 Dwarf Scot's Pine All desginer trees     x    
4 Junipers Are dwarfed if the tips are trimmed     x    
4 Octopus       x    
4 Poodles       x    
4 Spireals       x    
               
3 Canadian Hemlock Hates wind or wet soil, fussy 55   x x  
               
  Junipers            
2 Andorra Plum in winter, rock gardens 4 1.5 x    
3 Bar Harbour Silver-plum in winter 1 7 x    
5 Blaauw   7 3 x    
3 Blue Arrow   10 2 x    
3 Blue Chip Likes it cold 1 6 x    
3 Blue Haven   13 5 x    
4 Blue Point Zero maintenance 11 7 x    
3 Calgary Carpet Hardy, .5-.7 10 x    
3 Cologreen   12-16 7 x    
3 Gold Star   3 7 x    
4 Grey owl Hardy, takes drought     x    
4 Japanese   1 10 x    
4 Lakewood Globe   3 3 x    
3 Medora Needs no pruning - hardy 10 2.5 x    
3 Mint Julip Hardy 4 6 x    
4 Moffat Blue   10 3 x    
4 Mountbatten   13 7 x    
3 Prince of Wales Plum in winter, rock gardens .6-.7 10 x    
4 Saybrook Gold   7 3 x    
4 Sabina       x    
2 Serbian Cypress   1.5 5 x x  
3 Skyrocket   17 3 x    
5 Spartan Hardy 13 4 x    
4 Tamarix Good on slopes, banks 1.5 6 x    
4 Tolleson's Likes it dry 20 10 x    
4 Witchita Blue   12 3 x    
3 Gold Lace Spreader 3 5 x    
2 Icee Blue Very low spreader 0.5 6 x    
2 Blue Rug Very low spreader 0.5 6 x    
4 New Blue Tamarix   1 6 x    
5 Holger Prefers full sun 4 3 x    
3 Angelica   5 5 x    
4 Alberta Dwarf   7 4 x    
2 Bird Nest Very hardy, takes the wind 3 4 x    
4 Baby Blue Eyes Pyramid shape 18 8 x    
3 Bakeri   30 17 x    
2 Colorado Takes the wind 60 25 x    
4 Dwarf blue spruce   7 7 x    
3 Fat Albert   12 10 x    
3 Globe dwarf   4 5 x    
4 Globe on a Standard   7 5 x    
2 Hoopsi Blue   45 20 x    
2 Hoopsi Globe Very blue 40 27 x    
3 Iseli Fastigate Spruce Columar - small 10 3 x    
4 Little Gem Smallest spruce 1 2 x    
3 Neon   30 17 x    
2 Norway   80 35 x    
5 Serbian   60 15 x    
2 Weeping Norway Spruce   7 10 x    
2 White   83 13 x    
               
  Pine            
4 Austrian   45 25 x    
3 Eastern White Takes droughts, hates salt/cars 83 35 x    
2 Mugho Dwarf   4 6 x    
5 Weeping White   12 5 x    
4 Standard Mugho   6 4 x    
               
4 Japanese Pyramid Berries 13 10 x x  
               
  Evergreen - Flat Leaf            
2 Bergenia Corifolia            
               
  Boxwood            
4 Green Gem   2 2 x x  
4 Green Mound   3 3 x x  
4 Green Mountain   5 3 x x  
4 Green Velvet   3 3 x x  
4 Oregon Grape Holly Blue berries, keeps bronze leaves 4 4 x x  
               
  Yucca            
4 Adam's Needle green leaf Needs fertilizer to flower 3 4 x    
4 Golden Sword variegated leaf Needs fertilizer to flower 3 2 x    
4 Variegated Yucca Needs fertilizer to flower 3 4 x    
               
  Service Berry            
4 Autumn Brilliance Edilble Fruit 20 15 x x  
2 Saskatoon Best fruit for baking and jams 20 15 x x  
               
  Shrubs and Bushes            
2 Alpine Currant Great hedge, birds 6 6 x x  
               
2 Artic Willow Hardy hedge 2 2 x x  
               
  Barberry            
4 Golden     3 x x  
4 Jade     3 x x  
4 Rose Glow     3 x x  
4 Royal     2 x x  
               
3 Burning Bush   6 6 x x  
               
4 Chokeberry Red fall leaves, black berry, white flowers 6 3 x x  
               
  Dogwood            
3 Ivory Halo Twigs turn red in winter 5 5 x x x
3 Insanti-Osier Likes it moist - red twigs 6 6 x x x
4 Pagoda Native - flower clusters 16 23 x x x
3 Yellow Twig Greenish-yellow twigs 5 5 x x x
3 Silver Leaf   7 7 x x x
               
  Forsythia            
4 Northern Gold First bush to flower 6 6 x x  
4 Variagted First bush to flower 7 7 x x  
               
4 Honeysuckle       x x  
               
  Hydrangea            
4 Endless Summer Blue/pink flowers 3 3   x x
4 Limelight Lime green flowers 6 6 x x x
3 Little Lamb Super white 8 6.5   x x
3 Pee Gee Cone shaped white 10 10   x x
4 Pink diamond White/rose flowers 6 5 x x x
4 Pinky Winky   8 8   x x
               
  Lilac            
3 French Butterflies, fragrant 10 7 x x  
3 Dwarf Korean Butterflies, fragrant 5 3 x x  
3 Miss Kim Butterflies, fragrant 3 3 x x  
4 Tree Butterflies, fragrant 8 6 x x  
3 Charles Joly Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
4 Tinkerbelle Butterflies, fragrant 5 4 x x  
3 Ludwig Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
3 Belle De Nancey Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
3 Beauty of Moscow Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
3 Primrose Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
3 Sensation Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
2 Royalty Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
2 Donald Wyman Butterflies, fragrant 10 8 x x  
               
4 Mock-Orange Nice scent 7 4 x x  
               
  Ninebark            
2 Diablo Likes it moist 8 7 x x x
3 Summerwine Likes it moist 8 7      
3 Gold Ninebark Likes it moist 8 7 x x x
               
  Pontentilla            
3 Gold Star   2 3   x  
3 Gold Finger   3 4   x  
3 McKay's White   2 2   x  
3 Pink Beauty   3 3   x  
3 Abbotswood   2 3   x  
3 Red Ace   3 3   x  
               
4 Privet Green leaves 10 8 x x  
               
4 Snowball White 10 8 x x x
               
  Spirea            
2 Anthony Waterer   3 3 x x  
4 Bridlewreath Long flowering 8 10 x x  
3 Froebel   3 3 x x  
2 Flaming Mount Long flowering 2 2 x x  
3 False Fast grower 8 8 x x x
2 Goldflame Long flowering 3 3 x x  
2 Goldmound   2 3 x x  
4 Krisp Leaf   3 3 x x  
3 Little Princess   3 4 x x  
3 Limemound Orange red leaves in fall 3 5 x x x
4 Neon   3 3 x x  
3 Snowmound   3 3 x x  
4 Magic Carpet   1.5 2 x x  
3 Vanhoutte Hardy 6 7 x x  
3 Firegold   6 5 x x x
3 Dart's Red   3 3 x x  
4 Shirobana   2 3 x x  
3 Dakota   1.5 3 x x x
               
4 Sumac - Low Gro   2 6 x x  
               
  Summersweet            
4 Hummingbird Acidic soils, wet is OK       x x
4 Pink Spires Undergrowth, acidic soil       x x
4 Ruby Spice         x x
               
3 Purple Sand Cherry Trim to keep full 8 8 x x  
               
4 Purple Palace   1 1      
               
  Viburnum            
3 Blue Muffin Blue berries, song birds 4 4   x x
4 Mohican White flowers 6 6   x x
2 Euorpean Snowball White flowers 13 13   x x
               
  Weigela   8 4 x x  
4 Midnight Wine   2 2 x x  
4 Minuet   3 4 x x  
4 Red Prince   5 5 x x  
4 Wine and Roses   5 5 x x  
               
  Willow            
4 Artic Variegated leaves 8 8 x x  
4 Flamingo Pinkish early leaves look like flowers 8 8 x x  
4 Nikishiki Willow Pinkish early leaves look like flowers 8 8 x x  
4 Golden Corkscrew Twisted willow Twisting golden branches 10 10 x x  
4 Green Corkscrew Twisting green branches 30 20 x x  
               
4 Winterberry Purple fall leaves 3 4 x x  
               
  Standards            
4 Burning Bush Brilliant red in fall 8 5 x x  
3 Diabolo Ninebark   8 5 x x x
3 Dwarf Korean Lilac   6 5 x x  
4 Weeping Mulberry Fruit/Fruitless Edilble fruit 10 10 x x  
2 Weeping Peashrub Likes it dry 5 3 x x  
2 Weeping Walker Caragana Likes it dry 5 3 x x  
4 Weeping Pussy Willow   7 4 x x  
  Larch       x x  
4 Muhgo Pine   5 3 x x  
4 Blue Spruce   5 4 x x  
               
  Perennials'            
  Artemsia            
4 Silver Mound Avoid overfertilizing, likes it dry 1 1   x  
4 Silver Brocade Prune in spring, salt is OK 1.5 1   x  
               
3,4 Astible Many colours - compact. Needs moist ground. 2 2   x  
               
3 Balloon Flower Purple blue flowers 2 1   x  
               
  Black Eyed Susan            
3 Goldsturm 5" flowers, easy to grow, birds 2 2   x  
4 Black Beauty Birds 3 2   x  
               
  Bell Flower            
3 White Clips   1 1   x x
3 Blue Clips   1 1   x x
               
  Blanket Flower            
3 Fanfare Hates clay, keep moist, divide 1 1   x  
3 Goblin Divide every 2 years 1 1   x  
               
  Bleeding Hearts            
3 Bleeding Hearts Long flowering 2 2   x x
3 Fringed Fern like leaves 1 1   x x
               
4 Bugleweed Several Varieties 0.5 1   x x
               
  Cone Flowers            
4 Magnus Purple Fast, butterflies 3 2   x  
3 White Swan Fast, butterflies 2 2   x  
               
  Coral Bells            
4 Midnight Claret   1.5 1.5   x  
3 Palace Purple   2 1   x  
               
3 Coreopsis   2 2      
               
  Daisy            
4 Double   0.5 1   x  
4 Becky Shasta   1 1   x  
4 Snowcap Shasta   1 1   x  
               
3 Daylily - over 40 varieties Many colours and sizes       x  
               
4 Delphinia Needs drainage 3 2   x  
               
4 Echinacea Many colours       x  
               
4 False Indigo   5 4   x  
               
3 Fanfare Blanket   1.5 1.5   x  
               
4 Ostrich fern Likes it wet 2 4   x x
               
4 Foxglove         x  
               
  Grasses - A few samples below            
4 Adagio   3 3   x x
4 Blue Oat Grass   1.5     x  
3 Elijah Blue Grass   1 1   x  
4 Overdam   4 2   x  
3 Ribbon Invasive 1 2   x  
4 Sarabande   7 3   x x
3 Shenandoah   4 3   x  
3 Strawberries and Cream   2 3   x  
               
3 Hens and Chicks Several Varieties. Likes it very dry. 0.5 1   x  
               
3 Hollyhock Reseeds itself, keep moist 5 2   x  
               
  Hostas            
3 Big Daddy These samples are few 3 2   x x
3 Francee         x x
3 Gold Standard   3 2   x x
3 Halcyon   3 1   x x
3 Patriot   2 1.5   x x
3 Royal Standard   3 2   x x
3 Sum and Substance Plantain   6 3   x x
3 Wide Brim Plantain A grape scent 3 2   x x
               
  Iris            
4 Sweet   2 1   x  
4 Varigated Japanese Last to flower 2 1   x  
3 Ruffled Velvet            
3 White Swirl            
               
  Lavender            
4 Hidcote Blue         x  
4 Munstead         x  
               
4 Lilies - Over 40 Varieties         x  
               
4 Oriental Lily Many varieties       x  
               
3 Peonies Several Varieties       x  
               
2 Phlox Several Varieties       x  
               
  Primrose         x  
               
4 Purple Palace         x x
               
4 Russian Sage         x  
               
  Coreopsis            
3 Tequila Sunrise   2 2   x  
3 Tickseed   2 1   x  
               
3 Sage - Maynight   1 1   x  
               
3 Sedum Likes it dry, many varieties       x  
               
  Vines            
4 Climbing Hydrangea Birds 24 5 x x  
               
3,4 Clematis Wide range of availibility          
               
  Honeysuckle            
4 Dropmore Honeysuckle Hummingbirds 15 10 x x  
4 Hall's Honeysuckle Can be used as ground cover 15 10 x x  
4 Trumpet Honeysuckle Good for fences, hummingbirds 15 10 x x  
4 Mandarin Honeysuckle Hummingbirds, fences walls, 15 10 x x  
               
  Ivy            
4 Boston Birds, fruit, sticks to walls 50 7 x x x
3 Engleman Birds, red in fall 50 5 x x x
4 Thorndale Takes full shade     x x x
               
2 Virginia Creeper Birds, red fall leaves 50 7 x x  
               
4 Porcelain Vine Beautiful berries 20 3 x x x