Deer Resistant Native Shrubs

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    LEGEND OF THE FALL® Bottlebrush

    Demand more from your fall color display with Legend of the Fall® fothergilla! It lights up with every gorgeous hue a leaf can be, starting with purples and reds, intensifying to oranges and yellows. Happily, it’s not just a one note plant. Its fragrant white flowers in spring are the ideal way to welcome the season, and provide sustenance to pollinators as they wake up or migrate back to the area. A rather neat habit makes this plant easy to work into your landscape or garden. Like other fothergilla, it may put out some suckers, but these can be easily controlled by pulling, cutting, or severing with a sharp spade. Plant in sun, shade, or anywhere in between, but fall color will be most vivid in spots that get at least some sun each day.

    Why grow Legend of the Fall® bottlebrush?

    • Super low maintenance
    • Spring pollinator plant
    • Quite shade tolerant

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    LEGEND OF THE SMALL® Bottlebrush

    Little habit. Little leaves. BIG fall color display. When you consider that a typical fothergilla can reach around 10 feet tall and wide, you might be rather shocked to learn that Legend of the Small® only grows to a third of that size. You get all the vibrant, eye-popping, jaw-dropping fall color, but in a manageable package. Plant it in the middle of your border or as a low hedge and watch it show off from spring until late fall. Spring is for milky white, bottlebrush shaped flowers, summer is for blue-green matte foliage, and fall is for the explosion of yellow, orange, and red leaf color. Like other fothergilla, it may put out some suckers, but these can be easily controlled by pulling, cutting, or severing with a sharp spade. Plant in sun, shade, or anywhere in between, but fall color will be most vivid in spots that get at least some sun each day.

    Why grow Legend of the Fall® bottlebrush?

    • Very small habit
    • Spring pollinator plant
    • Quite shade tolerant

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  • LEMONY LACE® Elderberry

    Super detailed leaves and eye-catching coloring give Lemony Lace elderberry undeniable landscape presence. Its foliage groups in interesting ways, giving the plant an irregular mounded habit. This rather elegant irregularity is highlighted by the different colors the foliage takes on at different stages of maturity. It emerges a pretty burgundy in early spring, turns to lemony yellow, and softens to chartreuse or lime green depending on the sun exposure it receives.

    Aesthetically, it can easily slip into any garden style, perhaps a Japanese-style garden, mimicking a carefully trimmed maple or a tropical-style garden that celebrates bright colors. Its care is just as easy to manage. Leave it alone, and it’ll produce white flowers in spring and red berries by fall. Cut it down each spring, and it will act as a sort of perennial. Practically speaking, it’s resistant to sunburn, deer, and black walnut! Giving you the confidence you need to plant it even in the trickiest spots.

    Why grow Lemony Lace elderberry?

    • Fabulous color throughout the growing season
    • Tough landscape performance
    • Fine texture perfect for contrasting with other plants
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  • BERRY HEAVY® Gold Winterberry Holly

    Our native winterberry holly is an adaptable plant that will tolerate a variety of conditions, including clay soils, and may be used for Rain gardens as well as general landscaping and Cutting gardens. Berry Heavy® Gold produces an abundant display of large, bright gold fruit in fall. It makes a very showy Mass planting or cut branch. Use Mr. Poppins™ as a pollinator.

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    BERRY POPPINS® Winterberry Holly

    Our native winterberry holly is an adaptable plant that will tolerate a variety of conditions, including clay soils, and may be used for Rain gardens as well as general landscaping and Cutting gardens. Berry Poppins® is a heavy fruiting dwarf plant with better fruit set than ‘Red Sprite’. It is ideal for small sites that need winter color. Use Mr. Poppins® as a pollinator.

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    BERRY HEAVY® Winterberry Holly

    This mass of cheery red berries looks at home in a variety of gardens – wildlife, native, formal, and mixed beds, of course. If you need a big surefire success for your fall show, trust Berry Heavy winterberry. It has a nice large habit, with good branching. It loads up with tiny white flowers in the springtime and when pollinators cross back and forth between it and the male pollinator, Mr. Poppins™, it develops a profusion of berries. There are more than enough branches to gather some for floral displays and leave plenty for the birds. This plant drops its leaves early in the fall, which gives it a great landscape presence. Unlike older varieties that keep their leaves well into late fall, which hides the berries a bit and makes it a little tedious to clean up to display in a vase. Once a few frosts hit, the berries will soften up enough for the birds to eat them. Unlike the birds, deer won’t touch these plants, so you’ll get to enjoy watching this North American native grow uninhibited.

    Why grow Berry Heavy winterberry?

    • Tolerates a variety of conditions, including clay soils and rain gardens
    • Abundant fruit set
    • Easy maintenance
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  • MR. POPPINS® Winterberry Holly

    Our native winterberry holly is an adaptable plant that will tolerate a variety of conditions, including clay soils, and may be used for Rain gardens as well as general landscaping and Cutting gardens. Mr. Poppins is a male variety that is a suitable pollinator for Berry Poppins®, Berry Heavy® and Berry Heavy® Gold winterberries. It does not produce fruit.

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  • CHICKLET® Orange Trumpet Bush

    Think of Chicklet Orange Tecoma as a long-blooming trumpet vine in a non-invasive, compact shrub form. Rich orange panicles provide a festive display of color, both as a garden shrub in hot areas or as a patio plant in cooler climates.

    Why grow Chicklet Orange esperanza:

    – Colorful orange blooms all summer
    – Great in containers in cold climates
    – Dwarf habit is easy to use anywhere

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  • SUNNY BOULEVARD® St. John’s Wort

    Keep on the sunny side of the street with Sunny Boulevard St. John’s wort. This unique native shrub naturally grows with an appealing rounded shape that looks neat and tidy without any pruning. Come summer, it’s covered in hundreds of cheerful yellow flowers, each one sporting a regal crown of fluffy yellow stamens. The blooms last for weeks and attract pollinators of all types. It’s the perfect choice for a low hedge, edging, specimen, or border plant in any sunny spot.

    Sunny Boulevard St. John’s wort is a Blue Ribbon Winner for performance in the University of California low irrigation landscape trials.

    Why grow Sunny Boulevard St. John’s wort:

    • Naturally grows with a nice, tidy habit – no pruning required.
    • Covered in bright and cheerful yellow flowers for weeks every summer.
    • Shows outstanding performance, even in very low water conditions.
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    HAPPY FACE HEARTS® Potentilla

    You expect a lot from the Happy Face® series of potentilla: hardiness, non-stop blooms, extra-large flowers, and essentially effortless care. Happy Face Hearts® has proven itself worthy of the line-up, and brings beautiful apple-blossom like flowers, pink with a white-yellow star in the center for an old-fashioned picotee look.

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    HAPPY FACE® Pink Paradise Potentilla

    A very cold-hardy native plant, Potentilla is a durable, low-maintenance choice for landscapes. It will tolerate poor soils and clay soils, and has good rabbit-resistance. Established plants will tolerate some drought. Happy Face® Pink Paradise has clear pink, semi-doubled flowers that hold their color better than other pink varieties. Best in cool climates, as the pink color may fade in intense heat. This is an excellent choice for cold-climate landscapes that need low-maintenance flowers all summer long.

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    HAPPY FACE® White Potentilla

    A very cold-hardy native plant, Potentilla is a durable, low-maintenance choice for landscapes. It will tolerate poor soils and clay soils, and has good rabbit-resistance. Established plants will tolerate some drought. Happy Face® White has extra-large, pure white flowers cover this plant from spring to late summer. Its dense habit and dark green foliage make it a good choice for Mass plantings and commercial landscapes.

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    HAPPY FACE® Yellow Potentilla

    A very cold-hardy native plant, Potentilla is a durable, low-maintenance choice for landscapes. It will tolerate poor soils and clay soils, and has good rabbit-resistance. Established plants will tolerate some drought. Happy Face® Yellow has exceptionally large, clear yellow flowers that bloom from spring until late summer. Its dense habit and dark green foliage is very appealing.

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  • SUGARTINA® ‘Crystalina’ Summersweet

    A dwarf form of our native Clethra alnifolia, it has dark glossy foliage and a tight, dense shape. The fragrant white flowers are very attractive to pollinators.

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    SIMPLY SCENTSATIONAL® Sweetshrub

    The nicest smelling native on the market! Simply Scentsational® Calycanthus is the result of thousands of sniffs and we’re proud to say this is the most intriguing scent you’ll find in any garden. Debate amongst your friends and relatives whether it’s melon, banana, strawberry, or even Juicy Fruit gum that your nose is picking up. And while you’re at it, you can admire its gorgeous velvety magnolia-like flowers.

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  • LITTLE HENRY® Sweetspire

    Our native sweetspire is a very useful plant for Rain gardens and other damp sites. Fragrant summer flowers attract pollinators, and the red fall foliage makes it a good alternative to burning bush. Flowering and fall color may be less pronounced in shade although the plant will grow well. Little Henry® is a dwarf plant that is about half the size of traditional varieties, making it a great choice for smaller landscapes. It may be used for foundation plantings, mixed borders, or planted en masse. It will tolerate clay soil.

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