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.
September charm anemone is a delightfully late-blooming perennial that complements a perennial border.
Karl Foerster feather reed grass is an industry-landscape staple and was named the Perennial Plant of the Year in 2001.
A timeless specimen ornamental, the Bloodgood Japanese maple is hardier and more adaptable than most Japanese maples.
Named “Hosta of the Year” in 2001, June hosta is one of our favorites to add to a shady garden.
Caradonna salvia, a member of the Sage family, is a medium size perennial that grows in clumps, has gray-green foliage, and reaches about 12 inches in height.
If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance, fuss-free shrub, look no further. Low scape hedger chokeberry offers this and more.
Lenten roses, also known as hellebore hybrids, offer color and beauty to an early spring landscape.
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
LCbW frequently uses Ann Magnolias in the ‘Little Girl’ series of magnolia hybrids.
Canadian Hemlock are stately yet graceful evergreens in the landscape.
Do you love the graceful texture of ornamental grasses, but have a shady site? Hakone grass or Variegated Forest Grass is a choice plant for such a site.
Katsura tree is a magnificent specimen shade tree worthy of more use in our landscapes.
Our designer Logan Alberts loves fitting Paris Coralbells into his designs.
Blooms for days! That’s what you’ll get with the Sonic Bloom series of Weigela.
If you're looking for a shade-loving perennial to brighten your garden that is easy to grow then, Deutschland Astilbe is for you.
Dwarf Korean Lilac has been a mainstay landscape plant for some time but it's worth mentioning. This Lilac is an ideal size for many landscapes while still providing that wonderful, beloved Lilac fragrance.
Not a fan of the view from your backyard or perhaps you're looking for some more privacy? As homeowners have spent more time at home the last few years we've gotten an increasing number of calls requesting plantings to create a privacy screen in their landscape.
Karen Azaleas have many desirable features and we love using them in our designs!
Our first plant of the month for 2022 has been this year's selection for the Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.
Yews are a long time used staple in the ornamental landscape and at one point became overused and over-pruned. However, don't be so quick to disregard this versatile shrub for your yard.
The name says it all. This Sugar Maple cultivar boasts excellent fall colors ranging from yellow to red.
Hate your neighbor? Tired of looking at the junk in his yard (or maybe your own yard.. we're not judging!)? Don't want to stare at that blank wall while enjoying your backyard space? Instead of putting up a wood or pvc fence, consider a green living fence!
Northwind Switchgrass is a choice variety for it's clean upright habit and dense foliage.
Seekers of unique garden plants, stop here! Seven Son Flower is an under-rated, under-used large, multi-stemmed shrub/small ornamental tree that brings beauty to the garden all four seasons.
Upright Sedum boasts many desirable qualities such as: drought and salt tolerance, pollinator friendly, rabbit resistant, and LOW maintenance!
The Coneflower variety 'Cleopatra' is a favorite of our designer, Logan Alberts. The vibrant golden-yellow flowers dance over the green foliage on strong stems and bloom all summer from May to September.
Storm Cloud Amsonia is a cultivated perennial native to Missouri. We love all Amsonia varieties for their early blooms and fabulous fall foliage.
Whether in the ground or potted, with the right selection of annuals a space can be transformed into a focal point drawing the eye to an entrance, a sculpture piece, or specimen tree.
As magnificent as fireworks Calamint blooms bursting with small white, sometimes blue-tinged flowers from early summer through fall.
Characteristics & Cultural Requirements Height: 12''-16" Spread: 12''-14" Habit/Form: Upright & compact Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Exposure: Full sun Soil: Well-drained
This shade-loving evergreen is the perfect way to combat a low light area!
No matter the season, the Balsam Fir provides beauty in privacy and windbreak settings.
Provide shade and beauty for generations to come by planting a majestic Bur Oak tree.
Extend the beauty of your landscape throughout the year with these cheery red berries.
This compact version of the classic Black-eyed Susan is a lovely addition to any garden, bringing bright yellow into the fall months.
Perfect for late-summer color, the Toad Lily attracts hummingbirds and brings a delicate charm to shady gardens.
A long lasting perennial that brings lavender-blue flowers to your landscape all throughout the summer months.
Little Lime Hydrangea is a popular newer introduction that offers all of the impact of the standard panicle Hydrangea in a smaller form.
Max Frei is a favorite at LawnCare by Walter. It boasts long bloom times for brilliant color in summer.
Add brightness to your Spring garden and texture all season long.
The Eastern Redbud's open branching creates a stunning statement all year.
Spring bulbs are the welcomers of the season's arrival with an array of colors and styles!
An underused shrub, New Jersey Tea is a shrub you should become familiar with!
Little bluestem is a native warm season prairie grass whose blue-green stems grow to 2-4 feet tall by September.
Add texture to your shade garden with the grass-like foliage of sedge.
Great alternative for boxwood and evergreens to avoid winter burn.
Narrow Leaf Blue Star is an underused perennial in the modern landscape that boasts multi-seasonal interest.
It was introduced to America from Japan in the mid-19th century, since it could tolerate salt water.
This easy to grow shrub makes a great choice for groupings, foundation plantings and native plant areas.
This attractive perennial is one of the first true signs of spring.
This low maintenance perennial is versatile and beautiful.
Color popping perennial, sure to be a show-stopper in your sunny garden!
An excellent plant choice with 4 seasons of interest for any landscape!
This is the perfect plant for a low maintenance garden or beginner gardener, wanting to experiment with natives.
Use as a tree to add scale and height to a garden, in groupings or tightly spaced in windbreaks.
The Oakleaf Hydrangea is under-utilized in the North American landscaping...
Astilbe Pumila, also known as Chinese Astilbe, is a prized and unique perennial...
Caramel Coral Bell is a showy and colorful perennial..
Blue False Indigo is a low maintenance shrubby perennial that grows best in full sun exposure..
A great small/medium sized tree that can be utilized in many planting situations.
Northwind Switch grass offers stunning architectural foliage that can make bold statement in the landscape.
This is yet another all-star for the landscape all season long
Also known as Sour Gum, this spectacular native tree is underused in our modern landscapes.