Other Large Shrubs






Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'

Profusion' boasts russet and gold new foliage in addition to the charming pink flowers and abundant purple berries. This plant flowers and produces fruit on the current years growth, so prune hard when buds begin to swell in early spring.
 
Height: 6-10 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: April-May
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Calycanthus floridus

A small deciduous, medium-sized shrub with aromatic bark. Unusual reddish-brown flowers that smell like a good glass of wine. Blooms over a long period through out the summer.
 
Height: 6-10 ft.
Width: 6-12 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Blooms: April-June
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Clerodendrum trichotomum 'Purple Blaze'

A large shrub with big purplish leaves and scented white flowers. The flowers are followed by bright blue berries with colourful calyces. Sometimes referred to as "Harlequin Glorybower".
 
Height: 10 ft.
Width:10 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Blooms: August-October
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’

'Aurea' leafs out bright lemon yellow and subsequently turns first to chartreuse and then to light green. Growth is rather lax, and we expect it to mature at about 6 feet. Best planted in a bit of shade to enhance the leaf color. Of course, even before the leaves emerge, you'll be charmed by chains of fragrant yellow flowers on 1 to 2-inch-long racemes.

Height: 5-6 feet
Width: 5-6 feet
Water: Average water needs
Blooms: Early Spring
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Disanthus cercidifolius

A native of China and Japan, this is a very rare plant and one of the most beautiful of all shrubs, with a fantastic display of foliage colour in autumn. Disanthus cercidifolius has bright green leaves in spring and summer which turn glorious shades of coppery-gold, orange and red, sometimes in concentric rings in autumn before falling. The leaves are also heart-shaped and very similar in appearance to those of a Cercis, hence the species name. A truly lovely garden plant, this is ideal for brightening the autumn gloom with its glowing colours.
 
Height: 10 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Water: Moist but well-drained, acidic soil
Blooms: Fall
Exposure: Partial to Heavy Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





Drimys lanceolata winteri

A medium sized evergreen shrub with sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers that turn to glossy black fruit in fall. Red stems hold the distinct coloured oval leaves.

Height: 10-15 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Water regularly until well established
Blooms: April-May
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Zone 8





Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akebono'

Intriguing Asian deciduous daphne relative that makes a rounded 5' shrub. The true glory of this plant come to the fore in early spring as golfball sized clusters of small deep, crayon orange flowers appear at the ends of the naked branches.
 
Height: 5-6 feet
Width: 5-6 feet
Water: Well-drained, rich soil
Blooms: Winter - Spring
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 7

 
 

 
Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Dream Catcher™'

Unlike most Beauty Bush with their spectacular one season spring flower show, Dream Catcher offers multi-season interest. Pink spring flowers are followed by golden yellow foliage which turns a striking orange-red in fall. Gorgeous in the landscape as a specimen or in a container.
 
Height: 6-12 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Water: Requires regular watering
Blooms: Mid-spring
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4
 


 
Forsythia x 'Mindor' "Show-Off™"

Show Off™ Forsythia is not your typical Forsythia! It is compact and full of blooms from the ground to the ends of every stem. This is special because your typical forsythia does not produce flowers on wood that is less than a year old. Older varieties can become out of control and often become victims of pruning, but this little beauty will stay small so there is no need to prune! Show Off™ really is a show off in the spring and it makes a tight and compact no-maintenance hedge!
 
Height: 5-6
Width: 5-6
Water: Average water needs
Blooms: Spring-Summer
Exposure:Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Symphoricarpos X doorenbosii 'Kordes' Amethyst™

Amethyst coralberry has persistent, opaque hot pink berries that attract birds and flowers that attract bees. The vivid color of this coral berry makes it superior to other varieties. The vibrant hot pink fruit is much brighter and showier in the landscape than that of other coral berry cultivars. Amethyst™ has good branching and a neat habit, unlike the rangy forms seen in many older types. This is a great plant to include in the home garden. It provides vivid color in mid-summer, and works nicely in informal woodland type gardens. It has been reported to be somewhat deer resistant.
 
Height: 3-6 ft.
Width: 3-6 ft.
Water: Drought tolerant
Blooms: Midsummer followed by berries
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4