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Top Shrubs, Evergreens and Roses for 2015

Every year at Greenland we pick and choose nothing but the best in plant material that we feel are the best suited for our Prairie growing conditions. Based on sales, popularity, garden performance, customer feedback, ease of culture and hardiness, we have completed the following listings of plant material that not only fit those criteria but also guarantee success for our customers.

Top Deciduous Shrubs

 
Cornus alba 'Morden Amber' – Goldleaf Dogwood
  • beautiful golden foliaged dogwood with wonderful contrasting dark red back for summer and winter interest
  • a Morden Research Station introduction
  • 5-7' tall by 4-6' wide
 

 

 

 
Euonymus nana 'Turkastanica' – Turkestan Burning Bush
  • attractive evergreen leaves with pinkish/red fall colour and numerous deep pink capsules adding to its ornamental value
  • upright form with a sprawling habit
  • excellent in mass plantings
  • 3' tall by 3' wide
 

 

 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Firelight' – Hydrangea
  • new for 2015
  • sports long blooming huge pomegranate red flower clusters July to October
  • more tolerant of drier conditions than more Hydrangeas
  • 4-5' tall by 4' wide
 

 

 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' – Hydrangea
  • outstanding rounded variety with large long lasting lime green flower clusters August to October
  • a great addition to the late summer landscape
  • 5-6' tall by 5' wide
 

 

 

 
Philadelphus X 'Snowbelle' – Dwarf Mockorange
  • a small shrub absolutely loaded with clusters of deeply fragrant double pure white blossoms June to August
  • ideal for use in limited spaces
  • 3-4' tall by 3' wide
 
 

 

 
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Burgundy Candy' – Purple Ninebark
  • amazing shrub with rich, shiny metallic burgundy purple foliage
  • ideal for use as a contrast shrub in the landscape
  • very recent introduction (2013)
  • 4' tall by 4' wide
 
 
 
 
Rhas typhina 'Tiger Eyes' – Tiger Eyes Sumac
  • exacting contrast shrub for the landscape
  • compound leaves emerge green, then turn bright yellow with red petioles
  • 4-6' tall x 4-6' wide
 

 

Sambucus racemosa 'Goldilocks' - Goldenlocks Elder
  • prairie alternative to the Japanese maples of warmer climes
  • compact glove shaped shrub with finely cut bright yellow foliage and small red fruit in fall
  • outstanding for use as a contrast shrub
  • 3' tall x 3' wide
 

 

 

 
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' – Dwarf Korean Lilac
  • a distinctive reliable lilac with soft pink bloom sporting a heavy fragrance
  • can be used as a hedge or grown as a shrub, or used as a specimen when grown as a standard
  • 4-5' tall x 4-5' wide
 

 
 
Viburnum lantana 'Mohican' – Mohican Wayfaring Tree
  • a more dwarf and compact form of the Wayfaring tree
  • soft powdery foliage with a whitish reverse
  • white spring flowers followed by orange red berries turning black in autumn
  • 6' tall x 6' wide

 Watch for a new introduction 'Red Ball', which produces bright red berries in the fall

 


Top Evergreens

 
Abies Koreana 'Cis' – Dwarf Korean Fir
  • beautiful dwarf rounded, compact fir
  • fine textured foliage with white undersides on the needles
  • 1.5' tall x 2-3' wide
 

 

 

Juniperu horizontalis 'Motherlode' – Motherlode Juniper
  • one of the best creeping junipers sporting soft yellow contrasting foliage
  • excellent in rock gardens, as a ground cover or use over retaining walls
  • best colour in partial shade
  • 6' tall with a 3-4' spread
 

 

 

 
Larix decidua 'Blue Dwarf' – Dwarf Blue Larch
  • beautiful soft textured blue foliage turning a brilliant yellow in late autumn
  • 12-18' tall x 3-4' wide
 

 

 
 
Picea pungens 'Pendula' – Weeping Blue Spruce
  • ideal for use as a specimen in the landscape with its weeping habit and intense silvery blue needles
  • purchase at desired height; weeps to several feet
 


 

 
 
Piceo abies 'Pendula' – Weeping Norway Spruce
  • another slow growing evergreen with a weeping habit
  • short dark green needles make a unique specimen in the landscape
  • purchase at desired height; weeps to several feet
  • excellent around ponds and waterfalls
 

 

 
Pinus cembra 'Chalet' – Swiss Stone Pine
  • a slow growing pine eventually forming a small tree
  • soft blue/green needles resistant to winter burn
  • retains a narrow pyramidal shape before taking on a broad rounded crown
  • 15-20' x 8-10' wide
 

 

 
 
Pinus strobus 'Louie' – Yellow Easter White Pine
  • a unique soft needled yellow pine
  • great as a specimen pine for small plantings
  • 8-10' tall x 4-5' wide
 

 

 

 
Pinus strobus 'Pendula' – Weeping Eastern White Pine
  • another blue/green soft needle pine with a weeping habit
  • excellent as a specimen or focal plant around ponds and waterfalls
  • purchase at desired height; weeps to several feet
 
 

 

 
Pinus sylvestris 'Green Penguin' – Dwarf Scotch Pine
  • new for 2014
  • excellent alternative to the Dwarf Alberta Spruce and much hardier
  • dwarf compact pyramidal forms with deep green rigid needles
  • 3-4' tall x 1.5' wide
 

 

 
 
Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon' – Golden Pyramidal Cedar
  • a beautiful specimen cedar with brilliant yellow foliage and a tight growing habit
  • resistant to winter burn
  • 10-12' tall x 3' wide

 


 
Top Hardy Roses

 
Adelaide Hoodless (Parkland Series)
  • large brilliant clusters of crimson red blossoms summer into late fall
  • 3-5' tall x 3' wide
 

 
 
 
 
Bill Reid (Canadian Artist Series)
  • attractive yellow rose named for the acclaimed Haida sculptor
  • compact habit with good diseases resistance and lemon yellow blooms
  • 3' tall x 3' wide
 

 
 
 
Campfire (Canadian Artist Series)
  • new introduction 2013
  • exceptional new variety with everblooming tricoloured blossoms in red, white and yellow May to October
  • high disease resistance
  • heavy bloomer
  • 2-3' tall x 3' wide
 
 
 
Cuthbert Grant (Parkland Series)
  • award winning rose with large singular double deep crimson red blooms summer into fall
  • 3' tall x 3' wide
 

 

 
 
Emily Carr (Canadian Artist Series)
  • intense clusters of deep red blooms all season
  • 3' tall x 4' wide
 

 

 
 
Hansa (Shrub Rose)
  • after all these years, still one of the most popular varieties
  • very fragrant double purple red flowers followed by large scarlet hips
  • recurrent bloomers throughout the season
  • 4-6' tall x 3-4' wide
 

 

 
Morden Centennial (Parkland Series)
  • lightly scented medium pink blooms all summer
  • high disease resistance
  • 3-4' tall x 3' wide
 



Morden Sunrise (Parkland Series)
  • single bi-coloured yellow blossoms with a pink blush
  • great for limited spaces
  • 2-3' tall x 3' wide
 




 
Purple Pavement (Shrub Rose)
  • a very reliable heavy blooming variety tolerant of saline soils
  • clusters of semi double purple/red flowers all summer into late fall
  • 3' tall x 3' wide
 


 
 
Winnipeg Parks (Parkland Series)
  • a small shrub rose with outstanding large red flowers throughout the summer
  • glossy green foliage is tinged with red in the fall
  • excellent disease resistance
  • 2-3' tall x 2' wide

 


 
Top Tender Roses

 
Ebb Tide
  • strong spicy clove scent
  • velvety smokey plum flowers
 

 


 
 
Firefighter
  • intense traditional old rose scent
  • huge rich red blooms
 

 

 
 
Julia Child
  • strong licorice candy/spicy scent
  • butter gold flowers
 

 

 

 
Ketchup and Mustard
  • mild old rose scent
  • clusters of intense yellow and red flowers; non-fading
 

 

 

 
New Zealand
  • strong honeysuckle scent
  • huge soft pink flowers
 

 

 
 
 
Sexy Rexy
  • mild rose scent
  • heavy blooming clusters of medium pink, long lasting blooms that don't fade
 

 
 
 
 
Sugar Moon
  • heavy citrus rose scent
  • large pure white blooms

 

 

 

 
Sunsprite
  • developed in the 70's and still one of the top 10 varieties in the world today
  • showy sweet licorice scented blooms
  • deep yellow long lasting flowers
  • blooms continuously

 
 

Trumpeter
  • mild rose scent
  • unique bright scarlet orange flowers
  • heavy bloomer

 

 

 

 
Twilight Zone
  • clove/lemony citrus scent
  • intense amethyst purple flowers

 

 

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