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    Magnolia grandiflora 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' is a Southern Magnolia with large fragrant white flowers in June and July, and glossy dark green evergreen leaves with rusty undersides. One of the most cold tolerant, introduced by Ray Bracken Nursery. It is also salt tolerant.
    Height: 40 Feet
    Spread: 30 Feet
    Zone: 6

    'Little Gem' Southern Magnolia is a compact cultivar of our stately native evergreen Magnolia grandiflora.  The habit is tight and compact, with large lustrous dark green leaves which have a fuzzy brown indumentum on the undersides.  The large white flowers are fragrant and appear intermittently from late May through July.  Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' needs to be planted in a sheltered location, with particular protection from the winter winds.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 10 Feet
    Zone: 7

    Teddy Bear® ('Southern Charm') Southern Magnolia has a tight pyramidal habit on a compact plant.  The dark green lustrous leaves have attractive brown indumentum and are evergreen.  Magnolia grandiflora Teddy Bear® produces large fragrant white flowers from June to August.  A Head Introductions, Teddy Bear® is an excellent choice for smaller locations.  Give it some protection from winter winds when possible.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 12 Feet
    Zone: 7
    Umbrella Magnolia is very tropical looking with huge single white flowers in summer and enormous leaves in an umbrella-like configuration. Magnolia tripetala's showy rose-red fruit appears in September.
    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Sweetbay Magnolia has fragrant white flowers starting in June that will bloom for much of the summer. In fall it has showy red fruit with orange seeds. Magnolia virginiana is also wet site tolerant, and is an important food source for the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly larvae.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 15 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Green Mile™ Sweetbay Magnolia has an unusually tight, upright form, with lustrous dark green semi-evergreen foliage.  The extremely fragrant white flowers start appearing in June and continue for much of the summer.  They are followed by attractive red fruit with orange seeds in the fall.  Green Mile™ Magnolia is a selection by Alex Neubauer of Hidden Hollow Nursery in Tennessee.  Wet site tolerant, and the larval host for the Sweetbay Silkmoth and the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.  NYBG has planted an allee of them bordering their native meadow.

    Height: 35 Feet
    Spread: 15 Feet
    Zone: 5

    The evergreen foliage of 'Green Shadow' Sweetbay Magnolia forms a tight oval tree with fragrant white flowers in summer. This Magnolia virginiana is a selection og M. virg. var. australis by the great Don Shadow from seedlings from the great Joe McDaniel. It is also wet site tolerant. Formerly named 'Greenbay'.

    PRN Preferred:  Reliably evergreen.  The form is narrower than other cultivars.  Establishes a center leader more easily.

    Height: 25 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 4

    Moonglow® ('Jim Wilson') Sweetbay Magnolia has white fragrant flowers in the summer and is very hardy, has rapid growth, is wet site tolerant and semi-evergreen. Magnolia virginiana Moonglow® is a great introduction by Earl Cully.

    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 4

    Southern Sweetbay Magnolia has white fragrant flowers in summer, and showy red fruit with orange seeds in August and September. Magnolia virginiana var. australis is semi-evergreen and wet site tolerant.  Evidently, if a Magnolia virginiana is evergreen it comes from M. v. var. australis populations.

    Height: 25 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Magnolia x 'Daybreak' has extremely fragrant large glowing pink cup-shaped flowers in May, on a narrow upright form. Hybridized by Dr. August Kehr, and said to be his favorite of all his many crosses.

    PRN Preferred:  No other color like this in the Magnolia world.  Your eye is drawn to it when it is in bloom.

    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 25 Feet
    Zone: 5

    'Genie' Magnolia is a spectacular color breakthrough in the Magnolia world, with lots of black-red flower buds that open to small cup-shaped rose-purple blooms.  The tepals are the same color on both sides, which heightens the color intensity.  The flowers are lightly fragrant, and the bloom period is from April to May.  This stunning plant is the result of 15 years of hybridizing work in New Zealand.

    Height: 15 Feet
    Spread: 12 Feet
    Zone: 6

    'Gold Finch' Magnolia is a complex cross from the late Phil Savage of Michigan.  The M. acuminata parentage can be seen in its habit (tall and upright) as well as its flower color (light yellow).  Magnolia x 'Gold Finch' is very cold hardy, and is a rather early bloomer.  The large showy blossoms are tulip or goblet shaped.

    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 5

    'March till Frost' Magnolia has large upright tulip-shaped blooms of a beautiful deep rose-purple color. This introduction from Dr. August Kehr starts blooming in late March and early April, and continues to bloom sporadically throughout the summer into the fall. It was one of Dr. Kehr's favorites, and we have always loved the "surprise package" it makes when the large showy flowers open up in late summer and fall.

    PRN Preferred:  No other Magnolia comes close to putting out more flowers throughout the growing season.  The summer and fall flowers are not washed out.  Truly remarkable.

    Height: 20 Feet
    Spread: 18 Feet
    Zone: 5
    'Yellow Lantern' Magnolia has very large lemon-yellow flowers which appear in late spring and last for a long time. Although M. acuminata is on of the parents, Magnolia x 'Yellow Lantern' is a relatively small ornamental tree. The flowers are upright and tulip-shaped.
    Height: 15 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Judy Zuk' is a spectacular and fitting tribute to the much missed former president of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Judy Zuk. Upward-facing fragrant flowers are a strong yellow, flushing to orange pink at the base. A very beautiful Magnolia coming from BBG's wonderful hybridizing work. M. acuminata is prominent in its ancestry.

    PRN Preferred:  The combination of yellow flushing to orange is stunning, and this is our favorite deep yellow Magnolia.

    Height: 30 Feet
    Spread: 20 Feet
    Zone: 5
    These magnificent native Magnolias contradict their definite tropical look with reliable winter hardiness in the Northeast. They are being used on the High Line in NYC in a shady area between buildings to give the feeling of a cool tall forest area.
    Leatherleaf Mahonia has lemon-yellow fragrant flowers in February and March, blue bird-attracting fruit in summer and is evergreen. The upright angular habit adds to its architectural interest all year. Mahonias are in the same family (Berberaceae) as Barberries and Nandinas and share their characteristic deer resistance.
    Height: 8 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Japanese Mahonia is often confused with Mahonia bealei, but the foliage is a darker, glossier green, and the texture is finer, with more leaves per stem. It is evergreen, and produces fragrant yellow flower panicles in February and March. Bees and insects benefit from the blooms on warm winter days, and birds love the glaucous blue fruit in early summer.

    Height: 6 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 6
    Ostrich Fern has edible fiddleheads in the spring, followed by tall green fronds. It is very wet site tolerant and is a deciduous rapid spreader. Matteuccia struthiopteris is also relatively sun tolerant, if in a wet location.
    Height: 48 Inches
    Spread: 60 Inches
    Zone: 3
    Creeping Mazus has tiny green leaves that form a dense mat, covered with delicate, purple-blue flowers in late spring. A great plant for rock gardens, walkways and walls.
    Height: 2 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 6
    Meehan's Mint is a lovely native groundcover that thrives in shade. The low trailing foliage is covered with bright blue flowers in late spring. The clean, neat leaves form a good green mat in average to moist locations. Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the flowers, and deer leave them alone. What could be better?
    Height: 8 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Virginia Bluebells are pink in bud and the nodding bells turn a bright lavender-blue as they open above blue-green foliage. The leaves usually turn yellow and disappear by mid summer, so it is best to use these with other, later, shade perennials. In a moist setting they will slowly colonize a large area.

    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 4
    Russian Arborvitae is a soft, flat growing evergreen that has plum colored winter foliage. Microbiota decussata's summer color is delicate fern-like green. Great in dry shade, where it spreads extensively. It will not tolerate wet conditions.
    Height: 1 Feet
    Spread: 10 Feet
    Zone: 2
    'Gracillimus' Maiden Grass has rose-red inflorescences in late summer over green foliage with a thin, white mid-rib. The old classic form of the Maiden Grasses, with attractive light tan winter color.
    Height: 72 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 5
    'Morning Light' Maiden Grass has rose inflorescences in late summer, above fine white and green striped leaves. The finest textured of the large Maiden Grasses, and one of our favorites in the landscape. Also beautiful all winter.
    Height: 60 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 5

    'Skyracer' Purple Moor Grass has tall seedheads in mid summer that are very showy above short, green foliage which turns yellow in the fall. Introduced by Kurt Bluemel, it holds up well in the winter. Bruce Crawford of The Rutgers Gardens calls Molinia a 'ghost plant' because you can see things through the airy seedheads.  Molinias tolerate moist soils well.

    Height: 72 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Eastern Bee Balm produces pinkish-lavender flowers in early summer. The form is like a little lavender crown on the ends of the light purple stems. Butterflies and insects rely on this native member of the Mint family for food, so you get more than just flowers when Monarda bradburiana is in your garden. Dry site tolerant and fragrant foliage.  This is Stephanie Cohen's favorite Monarda particularly for meadow applications.  One of the native plants chosen by Piet Oudolf for the newly planted meadow garden at Delaware Botanic Gardens.

    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4
    Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef' has coral to salmon-pink flowers from July until frost on disease-resistant foliage. A breakthrough in Bee Balms from the Morden Research Experimental Station in Manitoba, Canada. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
    Height: 24 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 3

    Grand Parade™ ('ACrade') Bee Balm is a new Monarda introduction from those tireless folks at the Morden Research Experiment Station, with large magenta-purple flowers in July and August, over short disease resistant foliage. Butterfly and bee attractant.

    PRN Preferred:  Excellent mildew resistance, compact plant.

    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 3

    'Jacob Cline' Bee Balm has bright red flowers in mid summer that attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' is a mildew-resistant introduction from Itsaul Plants, found originally in Georgia.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 3

    Petite Delight™ ('Acpetdel') Bee Balm has lavender-pink flowers in July and August on a compact disease-resistant plant. It is dry site tolerant when established. From Lynn Collicut of the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada.

    Height: 12 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 3

    Sugar Buzz® 'Cherry Pops' Bee Balm is one of a series of new showy Monardas from Walters Gardens of Michigan.  The large cherry red flowers are produced mid to late summer over disease resistant dark green foliage.  The stems are sturdy and upright, so Sugar Buzz® 'Cherry Pops' makes an excellent cut flower.  Pollinators and hummingbirds cluster around the blooms, and the aromatic foliage is also attractive.  Unlike some taller Monardas, Sugar Buzz® 'Cherry Pops' does not overrun the whole perennial bed.

    Height: 20 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Sugar Buzz® 'Cotton Candy' Bee Balm comes from the tireless work of Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens.  The Sugar Buzz® series is a line of compact, disease resistant Monardas, and 'Cotton Candy' adds soft pink midsummer flowers to the line  These Monardas are good in perennial borders because they do not spread aggressively and they stay compact.  Hummingbirds and pollinators love the July and August food source and deer and rabbits leave the aromatic foliage alone.

    Height: 16 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Sugar Buzz™ 'Rockin' Raspberry' Bee Balm is another lovely selection from Hans Hansen's hybridizing work at Walters Gardens.  The vivid raspberry purple flowers appear in July and cover the compact green foliage into August, especially if deadheaded after the initial bloom.  The foliage is dark green, aromatic and mildew resistant.  Combined with the compact size and habit, these qualities make Monarda Sugar Buzz™ 'Rockin' Raspberry' a great addition to perennial borders.

    Height: 20 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 4

    Muhlenbergia capillaris has deep rose-purple inflorescences in September, and the effect makes people stop in their tracks and stare. It must have a well-drained site, especially in the winter.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 6

    'Morton Male' Northern Bayberry was selected by Tim Boland while at the Morton Arboretum to serve as a good pollinator for their Silver Sprite™ female selection.  Myrica pensylvanica 'Morton Male' has excellent winter hardiness and is semi-evergreen, turning an attractive eggplant purple color in winter.  Both selections are excellent colonizers because of their suckering habit.  They both tolerate a very large range of soil types and soil moisture conditions.  Males should be planted with females in proportions of 1 to 5 for good fruit production.  (New name is Morella pensylvanica)

    Height: 5 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 4

    At last, a predictably female Bayberry! Silver Sprite™ ('Morton') has all the qualities of seedling plants but with heavy fruit set as long as there are males nearby. According to Dr. Dirr, you need 20% male plants in the area to guarantee a heavy fruit set. From the Morton Arboretum in Illinois.  Our preferred pollinator is Myrica p. 'Morton Male'.  (New name is Morella pensylvanica)

    Height: 5 Feet
    Spread: 6 Feet
    Zone: 4
    The white flowers of Heavenly Bamboo appear in June and July. They are followed by brilliant red fruit, persisting through the winter, and red fall and winter foliage. Nandina domestica is semi-evergreen, especially in a sheltered spot.
    Height: 8 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 6
    'Fire Power' Heavenly Bamboo has a nice compact habit. Its leaves have shades of green and red, and it is semi-evergreen. The leaf structure differs from all other Nandinas, as does its fall color, in shades of orange. It does not produce fruit.
    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 2 Feet
    Zone: 6
    Gulf Stream™ Heavenly Bamboo is a semi-evergreen with blue-green foliage that turns red in fall and winter. It has small white flowers in July but does not produce fruit. This Nandina domestica has a very upright, tight habit.
    Height: 3 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 6

    Mexican Feather Grass has delicate, hair-like green foliage which is topped by airy tan seedheads in early summer. It is great in mixed containers. Formerly named Stipa. Bruce Crawford of The Rutgers Gardens has had it survive in North Jersey, so maybe it's hardier in the ground in a well-drained site.

    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 12 Inches
    Zone: 6

    Junior Walker™ Catmint ('Novanepjun') is a seedling of Nepeta 'Walker's Low' that was chosen because it has a neat compact habit and does not seed itself around the garden.  The violet-blue flowers start in early June, and continue all summer if deadheaded occasionally.  The compact habit of Junior Walker™ makes it an excellent candidate for containers and borders.  An introduction by Star Roses.

    PRN Preferred:  A wonderful flower display on a neater, more compact plant.

    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 5
    'Walker's Low' Catmint has lots of light blue flowers over gray-green aromatic foliage. It is dry site tolerant and named after the Irish Garden, 'Walker's Low', but it is also a low-growing Nepeta. 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year. Deadhead to make it rebloom.
    Height: 18 Inches
    Spread: 18 Inches
    Zone: 5
    Montauk Daisy has single white daisies that are borne profusely in September and October over glossy succulent-like foliage. Very salt tolerant. It went from Nipponanthemum to Chrysanthemum and then to Leucanthemum but we are staying with Nipponanthemum, to avoid confusion!
    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 24 Inches
    Zone: 5

    Green Gable™ ('NSUHH') Black Gum or Tupelo is a really amazing selection of this native tree. It has the classic brilliant red fall color we know and love, but its habit is a huge departure from regular Nyssas, with an upright pyramidal shape and extremely uniform branching. With its lustrous green foliage in summer, excellent fall color and perfect silhouette in winter, it is clearly the best answer we've seen to the Pear requests people still have. Alex Neubauer of Hidden Hollow Nursery in Tennessee found this exciting native, which is primarily a male form (but probably polygamo-dioecious, which means it will infrequently bear some fruit).  Wet site and salt tolerant.

    PRN Preferred:  This tree has a wonderful upright habit and consistantly beautiful fall color.

    Height: 50 Feet
    Spread: 25 Feet
    Zone: 4
    'Wildfire' Black Tupelo has spectacular red-tipped new growth into summer, followed by excellent red fall color. Introduced by Steve Hotevey of Beyond Green Nursery in Oregon. Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' is also wet site and salt tolerant.
    Height: 40 Feet
    Spread: 30 Feet
    Zone: 5

    Black Mondo Grass or Lily Turf is a slow growing groundcover with interesting blackish purple strap-like leaves.  The habit is clumping but slowly spreading.  The short flower spikes have subtle lavender bell-shaped flowers which are followed by small shiny purple berries.  The blooms appear in July and August, emerging from the foliage clumps.  Leaf color is darkest in full sun, although O. 'Nigrescens' tolerates shade well.  This is the same plant as O. 'Nigra'.

    Height: 6 Inches
    Spread: 10 Inches
    Zone: 6
    'Goshiki' Holly Tea Olive has stunning bronze new growth that changes to shiny Holly-like green leaves liberally speckled with creamy white. Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki' provides late summer fragrance with its inconspicuous flowers. Introduced by Barry Yinger and Brookside Gardens. An evergreen that likes shady spots.
    Height: 8 Feet
    Spread: 3 Feet
    Zone: 6
    'Gulftide' Holly Tea Olive is a lovely upright English Holly look-alike, with excellent shade tolerance and deer resistance. The evergreen leaves are lustrous, fine and spiny. Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulftide' can be used as a foundation plant, or as a hedge in shade. From Gulfstream Nursery, and the most cold tolerant Osmanthus.
    Height: 10 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 6

    'Sasaba' Holly Tea Olive has dramatic dark green deeply incised leaves on a compact, shade loving plant. Dr. Michael Dirr calls it "A plant handler's worst nightmare" because the leaves are very stiff and prickly. Of course, that is what makes it a wonderful evergreen for deer country. The insignificant flowers appear in November and are highly, deliciously fragrant. There is a lovely large plant at the Scott Arboretum, home of so many specimen plants. Slow growing, with good cold tolerance.

    Height: 6 Feet
    Spread: 4 Feet
    Zone: 6

    Cinnamon Fern has medium green somewhat coarse foliage. The fertile fronds are cinnamon colored, and very upright. Osmunda cinnamomea is very wet site tolerant, and a deciduous creeper. Great in rain gardens.

    Height: 36 Inches
    Spread: 36 Inches
    Zone: 2

    Royal Fern is a tall broad fronded fern that thrives in wet, shady sites.  At 48", it towers over other native ferns and stands out because of its coarse open texture.  Osmunda regalis is a deciduous spreader, slowly colonizing moist woodland settings.  When provided with consistent moisture, Royal Fern ever tolerates full sun.  An excellent tall addition to stream sides, ponds, rain gardens and wet meadows.

    Height: 48 Inches
    Spread: 48 Inches
    Zone: 3
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