October 9, 2019
Black Chokeberry is a hardy Midwest native suited to almost any garden. Offering four seasons of interest, this deciduous shrub looks great year round. In the early spring, dainty white flowers emerge as the glossy green foliage comes to life. Planted along a foundation or backside of a border bed, Chokeberry offers a suitable backdrop to all your summer perennials. In the fall, the black berries appear and cover the plants. Chokeberries are great for eating and high in antioxidants. As summer fades into fall, the dark green foliage shifts to shades of red, orange and yellow, bound to make any fall color lover swoon. Several varieties are on the market, ranging in size from 2' by 2' and up.
Rain gardens, woodland edges, foundations, borders, native gardens, bird gardens and edible landscapes.
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
Chicagoland green boxwood was introduced in 1994. Chicagoland grows as a hardy, dense growing hybrid of boxwood. A broadleaf evergreen with foliage typical of most deciduous plants, boxwood retains its leaves year-round, which are dark green, small and curved.
A female cultivar of the red maple, the October glory maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with glossy green leaves containing three main triangular lobes.