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Prunus/Nanking Cherry Syringa/Lilac Acer/Maple
Our shrub selections are based on seasonal attributes in the landscape. Available in a range of mature sizes, foliage coloration, and bloom times so they work well as hedges and screens, as a backdrop for a garden, and as stand alone plantings in the landscape. Shrubs provide privacy and a sense of enclosure as we avoid views and noises from intrusive surroundings by creating spaces to relax and enjoy being outdoors. Diverse landscapes provide a range of food and shelter to attract beneficial insects and birds adding an element of interest and aesthetic value to the landscape. While many of the shrubs we offer are natives, we don't disregard noteworthy plants adapted to our regional climate and soils. Notations are included with plants that sucker. 

Water-wise Plants with a water-wise symbol do well in a xeriscape grouped together with other water-wise shrubs and perennials. The plants, once established, (second-third year after planting) will thrive with less-frequent, but thorough watering applied directly at the roots.
deer-resistant  Deer move freely through our landscape. We both have that same "What are you doing in my yard?" expression when we see each other. Look for the Deer-resistant symbol to minimize frustration.
 Fall foliage  Fall foliage is a sought after quality adding seasonal interest.
Attracts bees Blooming shrubs that attract, and sustain, honeybees, butterflies, and other beneficials.
Shrubs that provide fruit for birds add to the sensory pleasures of gardening and keep pests in check.

Garden designs have moved from foundation to curb since they are often viewed from inside the home. Mixed gardens that include shrubs, perennials, and annuals provides a screen from roadways and allows us to enjoy the gardens from inside looking out as well as from a deck or patio and give homeowners a sense of privacy.
Acer/Maple Acer/Maple ginnala 'Flame'  HT:15' SP:20'  $40  

  Water-wise Fall foliage  Excellent as a small tree in the landscape.
Upright, spreading habit with dark green foliage that changes to dramatic shades of yellow then red through fall. While adapted to our alkaline soils and dry conditions, these maples are prone to iron deficiencies that manifest as yellowing foliage marked by dark green leaf margins. We topdressed plants in the nursery with Ironite and Osmocote and suggest another application by late summer.

Acer tataricum 'Hot Wings'

Acer/Maple tataricum 'Hot Wings' HT:20' SP:18'  $40  

  Water-wise Fall foliage 

Small yellow flowers are followed by bright red samaras giving these large shrubs/small trees the name 'Hot Wings'. Dark green foliages turns to shades of yellow to red providing the vivid fall colors that Maples are famous for. Tolerant of drier soils and alkalinity, making them a good choice for Elko area landscapes and in the mixed garden.

Berberis 'Ruby Carousel'

Berberis 'Ruby Carousel' and 'Rose Glow' HT:3' SP:3' $30  

Water-wise Deer-resistant

A red foliage barberry with excellent all-summer color and uniform habit.
Well-adapted to our hot, dry summers. Full sun, so avoid planting in shady areas. Highly deer-resistant.

Cornus Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus/Red Twig Dogwood HT:8' SP: 8'  $40   
Full sun to 
 Part-Shade Part-shade   

Bright red stems stand out through the winter months. Fresh green foliage in spring with porcelain blue berries in late summer and red-purple foliage through fall. Plants spread with suckers, so allow plenty of room for this vigorous grower.
Forms a dense hedge quickly, but does require ample water/irrigation through the heat of summer, or plant in part-shade.


Hamamelis virginiana HT:15' SP:15'  $30   

  Full sun to 
Part-Shade Part-shade  Deer-resistant Honeybee

Was drawn to unusual flowers with fragrant, yellow, ribbon-like petals in late fall. Does well in areas of a naturalized landscape with other shrubs as a screen or garden backdrop.

Lonicera/Honeysuckle Bush

Lonicera 'Honeyrose' Honeysuckle HT:10' SP:8' $30  


Deep, rosy-red flowers on upright plant with attractive blue-green foliage. Resistant to aphids, so a good sub for 'Arnold Red'. Easy to grow and a good addition to the xeric landscape.

Philadelphus/Mock Orange

Philadelphus/Mock Orange 'Blizzard' HT:4' SP:3' $30  

Chosen for its fragrance and hardiness, 'Blizzard' was selected from a seedling population collected in Alberta, Canada that has proven to be hardy in zone 3. Clusters of bright white, fragrant flowers appear through June. This is an upright, medium sized shrub that fits well into the the mid-section of the mixed garden. Dramatic hedge planting.

Potentilla CitrusTart

Potentilla 'Citrus Tart'TM HT:3' SP:3'   $30  

Water-wise Deer-resistant Honeybee

From the Morden Research Center in Manitoba, the double golden flowers and slightly uprigh habit make this all season bloomer an exciting new variety for us to offer.

Prunus/Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa/Nanking Cherry HT:10' SP:10'  $30 


Delicate, fragrant, light pink flowers appear in very early spring before the foliage just when the honeybees are foraging. Fruit appears in early summer and attracts robins into the landscape.
Best when grown where you can enjoy its full size.

Salix/Dwarf Willow Salix purpurea/Dwarf Blue Leaf Artic Willow HT:4' SP:4' $30 

Attractive plant that is popular for its steel-blue foliage and fine textured twigs that are purplish through winter. Nice as a hedge planting, screen, or as a stand alone specimen.
Like most willows, this variety does not tolerate drought conditions, so plant where it can receive a reliable, scheduled watering through the heat of summer. Does not sucker.


Symphoricarpo albus/Snowberry HT:5' SP:5'  $30  

  Water-wise Deer-resistant Honeybee Easy to grow and forms dense growth for privacy screen.

Delicate looking pink flowers in late summer followed by the large, white berries the they are named for. Pruning keeps the plant looking full, and as is with other late flowering shrubs, the best time to prune is in early spring so current season's growth can produce flowers and fruit.

Syringa/Lilac White

Syringa/Common White Lilac HT:15' SP:12' $16
     Easy to grow and forms dense growth for privacy screen.

The old-fashioned lilacs are very popular with their extreemly fragrant flowers. Pruning keeps the plants looking full, and as is with other early flowering shrubs, the best time to prune is after they finish blooming.
Suckers so avoid planting near lawn areas.

Syringa/Lilac 'Minuet'

Syringa/Lilac 'Minuet' HT:8' SP:5' $40
     This Lilac does not sucker.

Light purple flower buds open to soft white-pink blooms. Charming addition to the landscape in borders or as a backdrop to perennials.


Viburnum 'Bailey Compact'

Viburnum 'Bailey Compact'  HT:5' SP:5' $30
 Fall foliage     

Comapact form of the American cranberrybush, so fits well into a full sun shrub border. Spring foliage is tinted with striking red edge, white flowers appear in late spring, and ornamental, bright red fruit through winter that stays on (persists). Fall color is outstanding shade of burgundy.



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