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Meadowlark Forsythia Forsythia 'Meadowlark'
Height: 8-10' Spread: 6-10'
Shape: Semi-arching Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-8  
In collaboration with the Agricultural Experiment Station of North Dakota, South Dakota and the Arnold Arboretum, this hybrid forsythia was developed for the Northern Plains. A shrub with superior flower-bud hardiness and showy, bright yellow spring flowers, its flower buds are hardy to - 35°F. It will perform best in full sun.
Little Princess Spirea Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'
Height: 2-2.5' Spread: 3'
Shape: Low, mounded, dense Foliage: Mint green
Fall Foliage: Dark Red Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-8  
Similar to Daphne spirea. Small leaves on short wiry stems. Pretty pink flowers bloom in summer. Excellent groundcover or dwarf specimen shrub. Dark red fall color. Sun or light shade.
Bridalwreath Spirea Spiraea prunifolia
Height: 5-9' Spread: 6-8'
Shape: Vase shape Foliage: Deep blue-green
Fall Foliage: Yellow-orange to purple Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-7  
An old favorite with double white flowers. Flowers are produced abundantly on arching branches in early spring before leaves appear.
Common Purple Lilac Syringa vulgaris
Height: 12-15' Spread: 5-12'
Shape: Upright, vase-shaped Foliage: Blue-green
Fall Foliage: Blue-green Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 2-7  
This old-fashioned lilac is the one most of us remember from our youth. A perfect informal hedge or screen, it has extremely fragrant, purple flowers in May. Color may vary from purple to lilac and occasionally even white. The cut flowers hold up very well, and easily fill a house with their fragrance. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
Charles Joly Lilac Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly'
Height: 10-12' Spread: 8-10'
Shape: Upright Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-7  
One of the earlier French hybrids, this lilac is still popular. It bears smaller panicles of purple buds that turn to magenta double flowers as they open for a fabulous show! Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
Dwarf Korean Lilac Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Height: 4-5' Spread: 5-7'
Shape: Compact, low spreading Foliage: Dark green, small, clean
Fall Foliage: Dark green Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-7  
This dwarf variety has an excellent uniform habit and red-purple buds that open to fragrant, single, pale lilac flowers. Previously known as Syringa palibiniana, it bears profuse blooms at an early age. 2000 Gold Medal Plant Award winner.
Endless Summer® Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer'
Height: 3-5' Spread: 3-5'
Shape: Rounded Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Bronze Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4-9  
A Bailey Nurseries introduction, Endless Summer® is a mop-head type hydrangea with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old and new wood. The result is a plant that provides beautiful flowers all summer long. The flowers grow up to 8" in diameter, with pink blooms in alkaline soils and blue blooms in acidic soil. Since Endless Summer® blooms on new wood, removal of spent flowers will encourage rebloom.
Limelight Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Height: 6-8' Spread: 5-7'
Shape: Upright, rounded Foliage: Medium green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-8  
As the name implies 'Limelight' has exquisite, bright, lime-green to cream flowers, a beautiful color that adds a much needed brightness to the late summer landscape. In autumn the blooms display shades of pink, burgundy and green. Excellent vigor and floriferous blooming. Prefers loamy, moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Flowers on new wood so it can be pruned in winter or early spring. Hybridized by Pieter Zwijnenburg, Jr. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles. 2006 Gold Medal Plant Award.
PeeGee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
Height: 8' Spread: 10-15'
Shape: Upright, rounded Foliage: Dark-green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 3-8  
Blooms in July and August. Very showy, large, conical, double white flowers change to pink-bronze towards autumn. Flowers are useful for dried arrangements. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.
Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Height: 4-5' Spread: 3-5'
Shape: Rounded, low growing Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Insignificant Exposure: Part Sun
Zone: 3-9  
Improved selection of Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'. White flower heads are more erect than 'Grandiflora'. Thrives in shade. Flowers may be small the first year, normal size by the second year. 2001 PA Gold Medal Award Winner. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.

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