PLANT FOR SEASONAL COLOR

CREATE YEAR-ROUND INTEREST

TREES, SHRUBS, & PLANTS THAT PROVIDE COLOR THROUGH THE SEASONS

Have you ever analyzed your garden from season to season and noticed its less-exciting at times compared to others? Stage your garden with year-long interest by mixing plants with different bloom times, attractive bark, colored leaves, ornamental fruit, and fascinating structure. We’ve created a list of recommended hardy plants and broke it down by the four seasons. Get the most from your outdoor space by providing non-stop appeal.

SPRING

PLANTS WITH SPRING INTEREST

AZALEA & RHODODENDRON (Rhododendron)
BLEEDING HEART (Dicentra spectabilis)
CANDYTUFT (Iberis sempervirens)
CHERRY, FLOWERING (Prunus)
CORNELIAN CHERRY (Cornus mas)
CRABAPPLE (Malus)
CROCUS (Crocus)
DAFFODIL (Narcissus)
DOGWOOD, FLOWERING (Cornus florida)
DOGWOOD, KOUSA (Cornus kousa)
FORSYTHIA (Forsythia x intermedia)
LILAC (Syringa)
LUNGWORT (Pulmonaria)
MAGNOLIA, SAUCER (Magnolia x soulangeana)
MAGNOLIA, STAR (Magnolia stellata)
MAGNOLIA, SWEETBAY (Magnolia virginiana)
PEONY (Paeonia)
PHLOX, CREEPING (Phlox subulata)
PHLOX, WOODLAND (Phlox divaricata)
PUSSYWILLOW (Salix discolor)
REDBUD (Cercis canadensis)
SIBERIAN BUGLOSS (Brunnera macrophylla)
TULIP (Tulipa)

SUMMER

PLANTS WITH SUMMER INTEREST

BALLOON FLOWER (Platycodon grandiflorus)
BLUE MIST SHRUB (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
BOTTLEBRUSH BUCKEYE (Aesculus parviflora)
BUTTERFLY BUSH (Buddleja)
CLIMBING HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris)
CONEFLOWER (Echinacea)
DAYLILY (Hemerocallis)
DWARF FOUNTAIN GRASS (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’)
FEATHER REED GRASS (Calamagrostis x acutiflora)
GARDEN PHLOX (Phlox paniculata)
GOLDEN RAINTREE (Koelreuteria paniculata)
KNOCK OUT ROSE (Rosa ‘Radrazz’)
LACECAP HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea macrophylla)
OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea quercifolia)
PANICLED HYDRANGEA (Hydrangea paniculata)
PERENNIAL SALVIA (Salvia x superba)
PURPLE CONEFLOWER (Echinacea purpurea)
‘RED HEAD’ FOUNTAIN GRASS (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Red Head’)
ROSE MALLOW (Hibiscus)
RUSSIAN SAGE (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
ST. JOHN’S WORT (Hypericum)
TICKSEED (Coreopsis)
VIBURNUM (Viburnum)
YARROW (Achillea millefolium)

FALL

PLANTS WITH FALL INTEREST

BALD CYPRESS (Taxodium distichum)
BEAUTYBERRY (Callicarpa dichotoma)
BLACK-EYED-SUSAN (Rudbeckia)
BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium)
BURNING BUSH (Euonymus alatus)
DAWN REDWOOD (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
FOTHERGILLA ‘MOUNT AIRY’ (Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’)
GINKGO (Ginkgo biloba)
GOLDENROD (Solidago)
KATSURA (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
MAPLE, AMUR (Acer ginnala)
MAPLE, RED (Acer rubrum)
MAPLE, SUGAR (Acer saccharum)
PINEAPPLE SAGE (Salvia elegans)
SEDUM ‘Autumn Joy’ (Sedum spectabile)
SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier)
SMOKE BUSH (Cotinus coggygria)
SUMAC, STAGHORN ‘TIGER EYES’ (Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’)
SWEETGUM (Liquidambar styraciflua)
SWEETSPIRE (Itea virginica)

WINTER

PLANTS WITH WINTER INTEREST

BIRCH (Betula)
COTONEASTER (Cotoneaster)
CEDAR, DEODAR (Cedrus deodara)
DOGWOOD, RED TWIG (Cornus sericea)
FALSE CYPRESS ‘GOLDEN MOP’ (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’)
FILBERT, CONTORTED (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’)
FIRETHORN (Pyracantha coccinea)
HOLLY, BLUE (Ilex x meserveae)
HOLLY, WINTERBERRY (Ilex verticillata)
LENTEN ROSE (Helleborus)
MAPLE, PAPERBARK (Acer griseum)
ORNAMENTAL GRASS (Calamagrostis, Pennisetum, Miscanthus)
PINE (Pinus)
SNOWDROP (Galanthus)
SPRUCE (Picea)
VIBURNUM, ARROWWOOD ‘BLUE MUFFIN’ (Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’)
WILLOW, CORKSCREW (Salix matsudana)
WITCHHAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana)