Taunton Spreading Yew, taxus x media ‘Tauntoni’, is a spreading evergreen that has short dark green needles and is very hardy. Taunton has a low graceful and lovely form, tolerant of summer heat, and excellent resistance to winter burn. It grows well in both sun or shade and is very popular as an accent, specimen, or foundation plant. It grows 3-4 tall and 4-6 feet wide. Yews are widely used landscape plants because of their rich, dark green evergreen foliage and versatility. They are maintainable at various heights and spreads. Remove 1/2 to 3/4 of the new growth each year with hand pruners; you can control the size and maintain a healthier shrub with a more natural form.
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Dark Green Yew, taxus x media ‘Dark Green’, is an excellent evergreen with beautiful dark green foliage for the shade garden or shady side of the home. It is has a spreading compact habit, and its forest-green foliage does not burn in winter. It exhibits a small wide spreading form, with soft textures, and rich green short needles that are easily pruned into various shapes. This yew can be used as a low hedge or specimen plant and requires good drainage and prefers a shady location with loamy soil. It grows 3-5 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. Yews are widely used landscape plants because of their rich, dark green evergreen foliage and versatility. They are maintainable at various heights and spreads. Remove 1/2 to 3/4 of the new growth each year with hand pruners; you can control the size and maintain a healthier shrub with a more natural form.
Royal Gold Woadwaxen, genista tinctoria ‘Royal Gold’, is a low growing, compact selection that exhibits bright green foliage and numerous golden yellow flowers blooming in July. This xeriscape plant adds color to the landscape and grows well in poor dry soils, such as dry grassy or gravely places. It has fine, grey-green leaves and stems, and there is some yellow color in autumn. It only reaches about 2 feet in height. It needs poor soil to perform well and to contain its growth, so this colorful shrub is both low-water and low-maintenance.
White Forsythia, abeliophyllum distichum, is one of the earliest plants to bloom in spring with fragrant white, trumpet-shaped flowers. It is grown primarily for its very early, often profuse, spring bloom. This Forsythia forms a rounded shape with archin
Pawnee Buttes? Western Sand Cherry, Prunus besseyi ‘Pawnee Buttes’, has a graceful, groundcover form of the western sand cherry. Lustrous, green leaves turn red to purple in fall. Fragrant, white flowers in April produce heavy crops of black cherries in summer attractive to wildlife. Pawnee Buttes is one of the hardiest of deciduous shrubs, growing to 16-18 inches in height and 6- 8 feet in width, with a rounded form. Preferring full sun, it adapts to heat and can be used in hot, dry areas of the landscape. This shrub is also cold tolerant and hardy to zone 2. It prefers well drained soil, but it will adapt to most soils, including clay. Western Sand Cherry is rarely bothered by insects or diseases. Fruit is a sour cherry, purple to black in color, that can be used in pies and jellies and are attractive to birds.
Western Sand Cherry, prunus besseyi, displays attractive, single, white flowers in May that are followed by an abundance of 3/4″ purple-black sweet fruits that are used for preserves. This hardy rounded shrub has silver-green foliage and prefers a well-drained site. Sandcherry is fairly drought tolerant but prefers loamy type soils. It grows 5-6 feet in height and width, forming a rounded shape, and is a great shrub for farmstead windbreaks. Fruits are relished by many songbirds and is a nesting cover for a few species of songbirds. The fruits can be eaten fresh, dried, or processed as jellies and pies. Used in screen, hedge, or border plantings. .
Tango Weigela, weigela florida ‘Tango’, has both a compact, bushy habit and fantastic, purple foliage which makes this variety a must for a limited landscape. The flowers, a beautiful red with a yellow throat, bloom 3 to 4 weeks in June. Tango Weigela performs best in full sun. This moderate grower reaches 2-3 feet in height and width. This compact weigela fits nicely into mixed shrub borders and at the back of perennial plantings. It even works well as a low hedge. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear to shape in early spring.
Rumba Weigela, weigela florida ‘Rumba’, is a compact plant that is extremely showy with its bronze-purple tinged foliage and dark red flowers with yellow throat. It blooms from June through September and is an excellent border plant that will provide a season full of color. It grows 3 feet high and wide. The Rumba Weigela is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. It needs full sun for best flowering, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape after flowering. This semi-dwarf plant is very effective when massed or grouped in the shrub border, and also useful as a hedge or foundation plant.
Polka Weigela, weigela florida ‘Polka’, is a compact rounded shrub with thick, dark green leaves that contrast with the attractive, clear pink flowers with a yellow throat. Many think this is the best pink weigela! Large pink flowers cover this plant from June through September. It adds spectacular color to the landscape during the summer months. It requires full sun and prefers a well-drained soil. A very hardy moderate growing plant, this weigela grows 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Polka Weigela has an old fashioned look with its bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers and is a great choice for color in foundation planting and mixed borders. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
Pink Delight Weigela, weigela florida ‘Pink Delight’, is a compact rounded shrub with deep pink flowers in May and June. The blooms hold their color better than other weigela and this cultivar is hardier than other pink weigela. It grows 5-6 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Pink Delight is good as a shrub border, groupings, foundation or specimen plant. A deciduous shrub, it requires full sun to partial shade. Weigelas like plenty of sun, but manage in very light shade. They are not fussy about soil type, but they do best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. One should follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. It is pollution resistant.