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  • METAMORPHOSA® Acer

    Ever-changing color and intricate leaf texture make Metamorphosa® Japanese maple a fascinating specimen. It’s the kind of plant you’ll want to visit throughout the season to admire each subtle shift. In spring, the leaves emerge bright yellow and quickly develop a pink margin. The margin slowly shifts to white while the inside of the leaf changes to reddish-orange. For the finale in fall, the overall color deepens to a lovely shade of reddish-violet, which really pops when paired with plants that turn yellow or red. Its shrubby habit is quite versatile; you can easily leave it alone or train it into a small multi-stemmed tree. For a specimen that looks high maintenance, but performs well with very little effort, choose a Metamorphosa®.

    Why grow Metamorphosa® Japanese maple?

    • Colorful, changing foliage
    • Interesting texture for foliage
    • Versatile habit
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  • LOW SCAPE SNOWFIRE® Aronia

    Fire and ice, or in this case snow, are a classic combination, but seeing them perfectly embodied in a plant never gets old. Low Scape Snowfire® aronia exhibits these extremes perfectly. Among its fellows in the Low Scape® series, it is the heaviest bloomer yet! Its spring bloom is fluffy and white and almost obscures the shiny green foliage. You won’t be able to pass by the planting without hearing the steady hum of happy pollinators amongst the flowers. By late summer, an equally abundant crop of dark blue berries arrives, now to the delight of birds and other wildlife. It’s in fall though when the gardener’s gift is delivered – the foliage ignites in a jaw dropping color show of glowing red and burgundy. Altogether this plant is an incredible performer, it gives three solid seasons of interest with very little work to maintain it.

    Why grow Low Scape Snowfire® aronia?

    • Three seasons of interest
    • Native plant beneficial to pollinators and wildlife
    • Extremely low maintenance
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  • SUNJOY® Citrus Barberry

    If it’s low-maintenance color you’re after, Sunjoy Citrus® barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is the solution! This ground-hugging mounded barberry has bright yellow foliage that maintains its color even in full, hot sun. Pair it with something contrasting for an eye-popping effect, or play off the golden tones with white and green for a more subdued look. Thanks to its dense, compact habit, it needs no pruning or special care, and like all barberries, displays exceptional deer resistance.

    Why grow Sunjoy Citrus barberry?

    • Needs no pruning or maintenance
    • Very deer resistant
    • Bright gold foliage all season long
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  • SUNJOY MINI MAROON® Barberry

    Sunjoy Mini Maroon® barberry combines everything you love about barberry –  deep purple-red foliage, super easy to grow, incredible deer resistance – yet takes away the thing you don’t love about it. That’s because Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry is non-invasive! It’s a truly innovative plant from Dr. Tom Ranney of NCSU. Its naturally compact habit requires no trimming, pruning, or training. Simply plant it in a sunny spot and let it bring season-long color and interest to your landscape.

    Why grow Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry?

    • Non-invasive barberry won’t spread by seed
    • Dramatic color
    • Easy care and deer resistant
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  • SUNJOY ORANGE PILLAR® Barberry

    Vibrant color and architectural interest any garden could use. With a narrow, upright (fastigiate) habit and color so bold it’s almost neon, Sunjoy Orange Pillar® barberry acts as an exclamation point in the landscape! It’s very easy to care for – no need to prune, no deer doing any unwanted pruning, and no need to water after it’s established. Just plant and enjoy the bold presence it brings to your garden.

    Why grow Sunjoy Orange Pillar™ barberry?

    • Vibrant color
    • Interesting habit
    • Easy care regimen
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  • SUNJOY® Mini Saffron Barberry

    Tiny, tidy, and super colorful! Sunjoy Mini Saffron® barberry just needs sun and well-drained soil – if you can give it that, it will give you bright gold foliage spring-fall and never need pruning or trimming. Like other barberries, it’s free of pests and diseases, including deer, and offers tremendous versatility in the landscape. Foliage has been extensively evaluated and proven to resist burning in full sun.

    Why grow Sunjoy Mini Saffron barberry?

    • Colorful yet easy care
    • Highly deer resistant
    • Does not burn, even in bright sun
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  • SUNJOY NEO® Barberry

    If you’re looking for bold color with virtually no work, Sunjoy Neo® barberry is the plant for you. In spring, its new growth emerges in the most shockingly vivid orange. It matures to a pleasing orange-red through the season, and then goes bright orange again in autumn. Like all barberries, it’s very easy to grow and care for, and is unbothered by deer or other pests.

    Why grow Sunjoy Neo barberry?

    • Bright orange foliage shines out in the landscape
    • Super low maintenance
    • Deer resistant
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  • SUNJOY SEQUINS® Barberry

    Sunjoy Sequins® barberry represents a unique new look for this always-popular landscape shrub. In spring, its new growth emerges spotted white, pink, and green. As the summer progresses, foliage matures to green, but new growth follows that same colorful, artistic pattern. When days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool in late summer, the plant begins taking on pleasing pink tones for an amazing multi-color effect. Like all barberries, it is deer resistant and easy to care for. Sunjoy Sequins barberry is on the larger side, making it perfect for hedges and foundation plantings.

    Why grow Sunjoy Sequins barberry?

    • Variegated foliage provides lots of color in the garden or landscape
    • Dynamic display undergoes changes through the season
    • Easy care and deer resistant
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  • SUNJOY® TANGELO™ Barberry

    Bright, bold Sunjoy® Tangelo™ barberry brings the color to your landscape or garden. In early spring, its foliage emerges a brilliant orange. As the season progresses, its leaves develop an appealing chartreuse ring around the edge which creates an eclipse-like effect and adds depth to the planting. Come autumn, the plant is ablaze in tones of red and orange. Sunjoy Tangelo barberry shines out in the landscape and it makes an excellent companion to conifers, especially those with blue tones like juniper and blue spruce. It needs no pruning to maintain its neat shape, and resists pests and diseases (including deer!) for a truly low maintenance experience.

    Why grow Sunjoy Tangelo barberry?

    • Vivid orange foliage brings color and cheer to the landscape or garden
    • Needs no pruning or fussing
    • Highly deer resistant
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  • PEARL GLAM® Beautyberry

    Beautyberry (known botanically as Callicarpa) always lives up to its name in late summer/early autumn, when its elegant, arching branches are covered with a huge crop of the most unbelievably purple berries. However, most beautyberries are less than thrilling up until that point. Pearl Glam® beautyberry changes all of that, thanks to elegant dark purple foliage from spring through frost. It also boasts a neat, upright habit that takes up far less valuable garden real estate than the old sprawling varieties. Pearl Glam beautyberry does not need a separate variety to pollinate it – it is self-fruitful and will develop a showy crop of purple fruits even if you plant just one. This is a very nice choice for cut flower arrangements as well as in the garden or landscape.

    Why grow Pearl Glam beautyberry?

    • Dark purple foliage keeps it interesting all season, not just in late summer when it fruits
    • Tons of clusters of perfectly round purple berries in late summer/fall
    • Space-saving upright habit takes up far less space than conventional beautyberries
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  • AVALANCHE™ Birch

    Want your garden to give the immediate impression of simplicity and elegance? Plant an Avalanche™ birch tree. This multi-stemmed specimen first pops out of the landscape as a juvenile specimen with creamy tan bark and hints of pale pink. As it matures, its relatively smooth bark brightens to a handsome stark white. Plant it as a specimen to provide structure to the space or as a group to give your landscape a naturalistic aesthetic. You’ll enjoy its easy-care nature, with good resistance to bronze birch borer and its seeming invisibility to deer, as they don’t care to eat its bark. In fall, its presence in the landscape intensifies as emerald green foliage develops a uniform golden color.

    Why grow an Avalanche™ birch?

    • Disease resistant
    • Durable for a landscape with deer
    • Handsome color show with bark and fall foliage
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  • NEATBALL™ Boxwood

    Neatball boxwood (Buxus microphylla) is a tidy evergreen that’s surprisingly tough. As its name implies, it naturally grows in an irresistible globe shape, but it also keeps its dark green color through winter better than other boxwood. No worries about bronze or pale leaves bringing down your winter landscape! Neatball boxwood also exhibits better hardiness than many boxwoods, thriving even in USDA zone 4b.

    Why grow Neatball boxwood?
    – No pruning required for that classic round boxwood shape

    – Keeps its nice dark green color, even in winter

    – More cold tolerant than other boxwoods – grows even in USDA zone 4b

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  • NORTH STAR® Boxwood

    North Star® boxwood is one of the most reliable plants you could ask for. It stays small without much, if any, intervention. It retains a healthy green color year round, but especially in winter when it matters the most. It has a dense habit, perfect for creating a uniform visual barrier as edging or a low hedge. When it comes to the ever-feared boxwood blight, it’s even shown rather good resistance. If no nonsense elegance is your aim, put North Star boxwood in the game.

    Why grow North Star boxwood?

    • Low maintenance
    • Reliable short height
    • Very dense habit
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  • SPRINTER® Boxwood

    Sprinter® boxwood is the perfect choice for evergreen beauty in any style landscape. As a manicured ball it’s at home in formal settings, and left unpruned its springy habit fits perfectly into informal settings! It also manages to thrive in any lighting condition, although it will grow a bit more slowly in full shade. Even at its slowest though, it matures to its full size remarkably quickly. You can’t go wrong with this improved classic beauty! Plus, it doesn’t have the notorious boxwood odor, so your visitors won’t be greeted by a mysterious, and frankly unpleasant, scent before you have a chance to make it to the front door.

    Why grow Sprinter boxwood?

    • Fast growing
    • Steadfast evergreen interest
    • No boxwood smell
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  • ‘Diamond Ball’ Clematis

    Big flowers give your garden big appeal! Each rounded bloom on ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis reaches an average of 4.5 inches wide. Visible even when you’re driving by at 50 mph. It’s a prolific bloomer, starting in June through August, so you’ll plenty of time to enjoy its flowers and debate with your neighbors whether they’re very pale blue or white. Plant it on a trellis or fence for the best display.

    Why grow ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis?

    • Impressive large flowers
    • Long bloom time
    • Easy care
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