Staff Favorites – Shrubs

Published On: April 20th, 2021

Heyden's Gardens staff cheryl henschel hex

Annabelle Hydrangea

cheryl annabelle hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

There is hardly a more carefree shrub than ‘Annabelle’. Long-lived, adaptable and rock-hardy, she is a go-to shrub for a difficult, shaded site. Masses of large ball-shaped clusters of white flowers are produced all summer, along with lush green foliage. Leave standing for winter interest. Height 4’. Support is recommended. Partial shade.

Heyden's Gardens staff cheryl henschel hex

Low Scape® Hedger Chokeberry

melissa aronia melanopcarpa low scape mound

Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM166’ PP28,831

A new low-growing chokeberry with a mounded habit, perfect as an edging plant. Adaptable, tough, and tidy, it offers glossy green foliage, and dainty white flowers in spring followed by dark purple-black fruit and brilliant red fall color. Height 12”-24”. Full sun to partial shade.

Heyden's Gardens staff zannah crowe hex


zannah amelanchier serviceberry fruits

Amelanchier spp.

There are many different types of Serviceberry, all excellent in so many ways! Exceptional landscape plants for their clean form, white spring flowers, and orange autumn foliage display. In addition, they produce fruit which is a valuable food source for native birds. Height range from 4’-20’, depending on the type. Full sun to partial shade.