Carpinus betulus, more commonly referred to as a Hornbeam, is a moderately-sized tree. The Fastigiata, or 'upright', variety grows in a narrow shape, which can be pruned for growing in a hedge as seen above. The hornbeam has no major insect or disease problems, and its dark … Read More
The American Boxwood is a popular evergreen shrub with rich colored winter foliage. Left to its natural habit, they can grow significantly, but they are easily pruned and maintained to any desirable shape and size. American Boxwoods are very long-lived and moderately deer and leaf miner resistant.
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Violas are a popular and hearty annual that blooms throughout Fall and into Winter. They come in a variety of solid colors from cheery yellows and bright oranges, to deep purples, and even black. Violas also come in Blotch versions, which feature an accent color in the … Read More
One popular fall annual that packs a big punch of color is the Pansy. While its name suggests images of weakness, Pansies are actually quite the opposite. This hearty flower blooms from late summer to early winter, bringing color throughout the Fall, right up until harsher temperatures … Read More
Buddleia, more commonly referred to as the Butterfly Bush, is named for its ability to attract not only butterflies, but also hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. This large green shrub is adorned with majestic flowers that reach 6-8" in length and bloom throughout the summer months. Flowers … Read More
A beautiful flowering plant that requires very little maintenance, what's not to love? This hardy Rose hybrid was bred to withstand unfavorable conditions. Knockout Roses are easy to care for, with no need to deadhead the flowers. They are also disease resistant, which adds to their appeal. … Read More
Heuchera comes in many shades, but 'Plum Pudding' provides a stark contrast to an otherwise green landscape. The shiny plum-purple leaves have silver marbling throughout its ruffled and dense foliage. Pale pink flower clusters appear in June and July.
Light Needs: Partial sun
Watering Needs: Moderate
Average Size: 18"
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A native plant, and Maryland's state flower, the Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida - is a perennial favorite. Golden yellow flowers 3-4" across have a black cone center and bloom from July through September. This low maintenance plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and mixes well with … Read More
Nandina ‘Gulf Stream’ is one of the greatest compact shrubs for year-round foliage. It requires almost no pruning; only dead or broken limbs need to be removed. This Nandina variety can display a mixture of different leaf colors all at once, which will grow more vibrant from … Read More
A fast-spreading, carpet-like groundcover, Mazus reptans is an excellent ground cover choice for landscape design. It will grow quickly in a tight, 1" carpet. Small, bright green leaves are accompanied by blue or white ('Albus') flowers in May and June. This plant is moisture-tolerant, tough, and hardy.
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