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A Complete Landscape Design

Completed plan view

 

No.

Plant/Hardgood Type

Height x Width

Form

Seasonal Interest

Common Name

Latin Name

Comments

1

Deciduous Tree

50' x 35'

Upright/oval

 

Patmore Ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Patmore'

Canopy tree; disease and drought tolerant

2

Dediduous Shrub

3 1/2' x 3'

Mound

Rose/pink flowers in june and July

Neon Flash Spirea

Spiraea japonica ‘Neon Flash'

Shrub mass; tolerates snow damage

3

Broadleaf Evergreen

4' x 4'

Upright

Lavender flowers in early spring

PJM Compact Rhododendron

Rhododendron ‘PJM'

Shrub mass; shade tolerant

4

Deciduous Shrub

20' x 14'

Multiple stemmed

White flowers in early spring; red/purple fruit; yellow/red fall foliage

Serviceberry

Amelancheier canadensis

Accent plant; edible fruit

5

Evergreen Shrub

4' x 1'

Low mounding

Evergreen

Broadmore Juniper

Juniperous horizontalis ‘Broadmore'

Shrub mass

6

Perennial

2 1/2' x 2'

Upright

Early and late summer flowers

Siberian Iris/Stargazer Oriental Lily

Iris Siberica/Lilium ‘Stargazer'

Low maintenance perennial bed

7

Perennial

2' x 2'

Upright/arching

Light yellow flowers in summer

Yellow Daylily

Hjemerocallis ‘Hypericon'

Low maintenance perennial bed

8

Deciduous shrub

5' x 2 1/2'

Low spreading

Fragrant yellow spring flowers; red fruit; orange/red fall foliage

Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low'

Shrub mass; wildlife food

9

Ornamental Grass

6' x 3'

Upright

August-winter seed heads

Skyracer Moorgrass

Molinia caerulea arundina ‘Skyracer'

Key plant

10

Deciduous Shrub

5' x 5'

Upright rounded

White flowers in May; black fruits through winter

Glossy Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa elata

Shrub border; wildlife food

11

Fruit Tree

8' x 12'

Rounded tree

Spring flowers; fall fruit

Honeycrisp

Malus ‘Honeycrisp'

Edible fruit

12

Ornamental Grass

4 1/2 x 3

Upright

Pink flowers in July; seed heads through winter

Karl Foerster Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster'

Key Plant

13

Deciduous Shrub

3' x 3'

Round

Coral pink flowers spring through fall; orange fruit in fall

Carefree Beauty Rose

Rosa ‘Carefree Beauty'

Shrub mass

14

Deciduous Shrub

5' x 5'

Round

Scarlet fruit in fall, winter; deep red fall color

Compact American Cranberrybush

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum'

Shrub border; wildlife food

15

Perennial

1' x 2'

Mound

Summer lavender flower spikes

Short hosta

Hosta ‘Golden Tiara'

Shade tolerant perennial mass

16

Deciduous Shrub/Tree

20' x 20'

Rounded; horizontal branching

Pale yellow flowers in May; blue-black fruits

Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

Accent plant

17

Perennial

3' x 2'

Vase shaped

Summer lavender flower spikes

Tall Blue Hosta

Hosta ‘Krossa Regal'

Shade tolerant perennial mass

19

Perennial

5' x 3'

Upright

Lartge yellow flower spikes in summer

The Rocket

Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket'

Perennial mass

20

Perennial

3' x 2 1/2'

Vase shaped

Lush green summer foliage

Ostrich Fern

Mattencia struthiopteris

Shade tolerant perennial mass

21

Deciduous Shrub

6' x 5'

Rounded

White flowers

White Lights Azalea

Rhododendron x ‘White Lights'

Shrub border, cold hardy

22

Deciduous Shrub

10' x 10'

Rounded

White flowers in late May; scarlet berries into winter

American Cranberrybush

Viburnum trilobum

Key plant; wildlife food

23

Annuals/Spring Bulbs

Variable

Variable

Spring and summer color

   

Mass planting

24

Perennial

6" x 8"

Low, mat forming

Green groundcover

Ginger

Asarum canadense

Mass planting

25

Deciduous Shrub

15' x 18'

Rounded vase shape

Late fall yellow flowers

Common witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Accent plant; shade tolerant

26

Deciduous Shrub

4' x 5'

Mounded

Summer flowers

Hummingbird Clethra

Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird'

Shrub border; shade tolerant

27

Perennial

1 1/2' x 1 1/2'

Mounded

Lime green summer flowers

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla mollis

Perennial mass; good dried flowers

28

Perennial

1 1/2' x 1 1/2'

Mounded

Summer lavender flower spikes

Hosta

Hosta ‘Francee'

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

29

Deciduous Shrub

5' x 5'

Mounded

White flowers and white fruit; red twigs in summer

Isanti Dogwood

Cornus sericea ‘Isanti'

Key plant; wildlife food

30

Perennial

2' x 2'

Mounded

Feathery summer flowers; attractive dried flower heads

Fanal False Spirea

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Fanal'

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

31

Perennial

3' x 2'

Upright rounded

Violet-blue late spring flowers

Baptisia

Baptisia australis

Perennial mass

32

Perennial

2' x 2'

Mounded

Lavender flower spikes in summer

Blue leaf Hosta

Hosta fortunei ‘Hyacinthina'

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

33

Deciduous Shrub

5' x 5'

Rounded

Dark rosy pink flowers in May/June

Rosy Lights Azalea

Rhododendron x ‘Rosy Lights'

Shrub mass; fragrant flowers

34

Deciduous Shrub

8' x 12'

Upright

Late spring blue stary flowers

President Grevey Lilac

Syringa vulgaris ‘President Grevy'

Accent plant; fragrant flowers

35

Perennial

12" x 12"

Mounded

Fragrant white flowers in spring; white fruit

Anomone

Anomone sylvestris

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

36

Perennial

20" x 24"

Mounded

White flower spikes; attractive dried flower heads

Deutschland Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Deutschland'

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

37

Perennial

12" x 16"

Mounded

White flower spikes

Golden Leaf Hosta

Hosta ‘Bright Glow'

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

38

Perennial

15" x 15"

Rounded

Pink flowers in late spring/early summer

White Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

39

Deciduous Shrub

3' x 2'

Mounded

Deep blue fruit in late summer; bright fall foliage

Northcountry Blueberry

Vaccinium ‘Northcountry'

Foundation planting; edible fruit

40

Perennial

24" x 12"

Mounded upright

Creamy white flowers in late spring/early summer

Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum

Perennial mass; shade tolerant

41

Perennial

30" x 18"

Mounded

Red-pink spring flowers

Nora Barlow Columbine

Aquilegia x hybrida ‘Nora Barlow'

Perennial mass

42

Perennial

12" x 12"

Mounded

Late spring white flowers

Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens

Perennial mass

43

Deciduous Tree

25' x 15'

Rounded

Spring white flowers; red fruit

Spring Snow Crab

Malus ‘Spring Snow'

Accent plant; wildlife food

44

Herbs & Vegetables

Variable

Variable

Spring/summer

   

Food

45

Deciduous Shrub/Tree

15' x 15'

Spreading

Bright fall foliage

Flame Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ‘Flame'

Specimen plant

 
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