Plants for the Midwest US

In the northern plains and Great Lake states of the Midwest, spring is a long time coming. Cold winds and rains can be a challenge, and when summer does settle…
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Rich, steadfast golden colored foliage ALL year! Pinpoint Gold Chamaecyparis will be a shining star in your landscape. Its tall, narrow habit can fit into any sized landscape as a stand-alone specimen planting or as part of a foundation grouping or privacy screen. This statement-making false cypress requires no pruning to maintain its narrow habit. Add this salt tolerant evergreen shrub for winter color in the landscape in zones 5-7.
Seeing beautiful blue berries in your fall garden has never been easier. Glitter & Glows viburnum combines 'All That Glitters' and 'All That Glows' viburnums into a single pot so you don't have to source a pollinator. Super glossy foliage gives them a handsome presence in the landscape. Early summer brings hundreds of white flower clusters, which are followed by shiny blue fruit in fall. Being smaller than most viburnums increases their versatility. Native to North America and deer-resistant.
If you prefer luscious, rich colored flowers, you will be happy to see Dark Lavender Chiffon grow in your landscape as a hedge, specimen, or in a border planting. This Rose of Sharon's long lasting blooms attracts pollinators all summer, yet remains unbothered by deer. Reaching up to 12', this flowering shrub makes a good screening plant. Heat, drought and salt tolerant, this plant is perfect for Midwest gardens, where it can withstand harsh summers and salty runoff from winter road treatments.

Zones 6-7

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An improved, more refined Limelight with darker, healthier-looking foliage, stronger stems, and a more compact growth habit. Limelight Prime hydrangea's blooms emerge a vivid lime green and maintain that color longer, often until they transition into a bubblegum pink. The blooms eventually finish a rich, punch pink. Limelight Prime blooms much earlier than the original, for a longer display in the landscape. This is especially valuable in colder climates. Tolerates clay and salty soil.
Seeing beautiful blue berries in your fall garden has never been easier. Glitter & Glows viburnum combines 'All That Glitters' and 'All That Glows' viburnums into a single pot so you don't have to source a pollinator. Super glossy foliage gives them a handsome presence in the landscape. Early summer brings hundreds of white flower clusters, which are followed by shiny blue fruit in fall. Being smaller than most viburnums increases their versatility. Native to North America and deer-resistant.
Super-early blooming, rock-solid reliability but with big, full mophead blooms. Quick Fire Fab panicle hydrangea is certainly a step up from the original! Its blooms age to blush then bright pink, then red, from the bottom up as summer progresses. Enjoy 3+ months of flowers and color in your landscape or garden. Sturdy stems keep blooms upright, and showy year round even in snowy zone 3. With its full size and vigorous growth, this shrub make a commanding specimen. Tolerates clay and salty soil.

Zones 4-5

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Reblooming Hydrangeas for Color in your Midwest Garden
The Let's Dance hydrangea series represents the next generation of reblooming hydrangea, blooming on both new wood and old and delivering seasons of flowers. Plus, the series boasts vivid flower coloration and attractive, glossy foliage. Choose from 9 varieties for your Midwest garden.