Heyden's Gardens staff jessica stout hex


Spice Island™ Koreanspice Viburnum

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Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select A’

Originated at Johnson’s Nursery, this is a first-class three-season landscape plant. Clusters of pink buds open to exquisitely fragrant white flowers in spring. Compact, densely branched habit makes this plant well suited to smaller garden spaces. Leathery green leaves turn flaming red and deep burgundy in autumn. Mature size 4’-5’ tall x 4’-5’ wide. Full sun to partial shade.

Limelight® Hydrangea

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Zwijnenburg’ PP12,874

A premier performer! This ultra-hardy Hydrangea produces large lime-colored, cone-shaped flower panicles in late summer which age to white and eventually to bronze. Blooming on new wood, this Hydrangea is a prolific and reliable bloomer for our northern gardens. 6’-10’ tall and equally wide. Full sun or partial shade.

Common Witchhazel

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Hamamelis virginiana

Distinctive, crooked branching offers architectural interest. Fragrant yellow flowers with ribbon-like petals in late fall as leaves are dropping. Height 10’-20’. Partial shade or full sun.

Heyden's Gardens staff cheryl henschel hex

Annabelle Hydrangea

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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

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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.

Heyden's Gardens staff cheryl henschel hex



Cotinus coggygria spp.

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Multi-stemmed shrub with velvety dark purple foliage. Miniscule flowers mature into dusty wine-red feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Rich fall color completes the appeal of this fascinating colored shrub. Height ranges from 4’-10’, depending on variety. Full sun to light shade.

Heyden's Gardens staff cheryl henschel hex


Cutleaf Stephanandra

Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’

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A low spreading shrub with gracefully arching form. Creamy white flowers in late spring. One of the few shrubs that will flower in heavy shade. Very useful as a woody groundcover for shaded sites.  2’ height x 5’ spread. Partial shade.