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Deciduous Azaleas IV

Rhododendron x ‘Old Gold’ (Exbury Hybrid) – This deciduous azalea produces iridescent golden-yellow blooms (with a slightly darker orange throat) that emerge from red buds in May and June to form a rounded truss. The mid green leaves flush with … Continue reading

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French Lilacs II / Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris ‘President Grevy’ – Highly fragrant double lavender-blue flowers emerge from pink-tinted buds (forming 6-10″ long panicles), usually starting early to mid May. These are borne over mid green heart-shaped leaves that often shift to yellow in the fall. … Continue reading

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Deciduous Azaleas III

Rhododendron x ‘Mount Saint Helens’ (Girard Hybrid) – Large balled trusses of fragrant bright pink flowers (about 2.5″ across) with an orange flare emerge from red buds. This cross of R. ‘Cecile’ and an unnamed Knaphill azalea is easy to … Continue reading

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Flowering Prunus

Prunus x blireana – Although often referred to as a Flowering Plum, Prunus x blireana is actually a cross of Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume) and the Purple-Leaved Plum (P.┬ácerasifera ‘Pissardii’). It is a sterile hybrid bearing very showy double pink … Continue reading

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Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood Gold’ (syn. ‘Lynwood’, ‘Lynwood Variety’) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner features larger bright yellow blooms borne on bare stems, usually starting late March to early April. It has a dense, spreading growth habit … Continue reading

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Potentilla / Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Star’ (syn. ‘Goldstar’) – Cinquefoil is a tough deciduous shrub often used in commercial landscapes due to its durability. ‘Gold Star’ features large bright yellow blooms that are borne from June through to October. These are nicely … Continue reading

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Highbush Blueberries / Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Reka’ – This New Zealand introduction has gained popularity much in part to its adaptable nature (tolerates many soil types) and the fact that it matures quickly. It bears high yields of tasty medium-sized berries and has burgundy … Continue reading

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