There’s more to the landscape than the good old evergreen yew and forsythia. Here are a few new varieties of landscape shrubs that Oakland thinks will stand up to the rigors of central Ohio weather and soils.
Incrediball Hydrangea®. Enormous white blooms on stiff stems make this new Proven Winner variety an exciting choice for the gardener who wants a “Wow” plant for mid- summer blooming.
Little Devil Ninebark™: For those who like the serrated and bronze foliage of the traditional Ninebark but not the large size of varieties like Diablo, there’s Little Devil. Small in leaf size and stature, this shrub gives the same interesting foliage and flower in a compact size.
Lo and Behold Butterfly Bush™: Butterfly bushes are amazing blooming machines throughout the summer. They also grow ‘like mad’ to 6-8 feet tall! Lo and Behold (or Blue Haze) Butterfly bush is a low growing and spreading variety that has great blooming power and will fit in those small sunny beds that could never fit a standard Buddleia.
Encore Azaleas™: Our first re-blooming Azalea, Encore Azaleas, are cold hardy to zone 6 which is central Ohio! This should give the gardener a nice re-blooming period in late summer or fall on a beautiful evergreen shrub.
Raspberry Shortcake Raspberry™: A thornless, compact raspberry, perfect for a small sunny space or large patio container without staking. The plant has a rounded growth habit and produces loads of full-sized sweet raspberries.
Visit Oakland nursery this spring for your new garden addition.
-Provided by Oakland Columbus