Weigela ‘French Lace’
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Height: 1.25 m (4 feet) Spread: 1.25 m (4 feet) Bloom: deep rosy red, funnel shaped Exposure: full sun Foliage: bright green with yellow edges Pluses: long bloom, foliage colour, attracts hummingbirds Weigela are an old-fashioned plant but newer varieties … Read More

Weigela ‘Midnight Wine’
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Height: 30cm (1 feet) Spread: 60cm (2 feet) Bloom: deep rosy pink, funnel shaped Exposure: full sun Foliage: black purple Pluses: foliage colour Weigela ‘Midnight Wine’ (sometimes called ‘Elvera’) is a dwarf version of the popular Weigela ‘Wine & Roses’. … Read More

Spiraea japonica ‘Flaming Mound’ (Spirea)
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Height: 80 cm (2-3 feet) Spread: 80 cm (2-3 feet) Bloom: medium pink in mid summer, rebloom after pruning Foliage: lime-green, more on the green side, fading to green in summer. Spring colour: Orange tips on lime-green, fall colour is … Read More

Spiraea japonica ‘Neon Flash’ (Spirea)
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Height: 100 cm (3 feet) Spread: 100cm (3 feet) Bloom: deep red-pink in Jun-July then again heavy in August-September Foliage: purple-red new growth in spring fades to a nice green. Pluses: Flower colour, spring foliage Minuses: Needs to be pruned … Read More

Spiraea x cinerea ‘Grefsheim’ (Spirea)
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Height: 1.2 m (4 – 5 feet) Spread: 1.2 m (4 – 5 feet ) Bloom: small white, early spring, long lasting Foliage: green, on arching branches Pluses: blooms early and very reliable Also known as white spirea, Grefsheim is … Read More

Spiraea betulifolia ‘Thor’ (Thor or Tor Spirea)
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Height: 60 cm (2 feet) Spread: 80 cm (2-3 feet) Bloom: white in early May Foliage: dense, blue green leaves turn redish in fall Pluses: very show bloom, foliage is different for spirea, reddish in fall Thor Spirea is a … Read More

Spiraea bumalda ‘Goldmound’ (Spirea)
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Height: 80 cm (2 feet) Spread: 100cm (3 feet) Bloom: light pink, mid-summer, slight rebloom in late August Foliage: yellow to chartreuse green but on the brighter yellow side in full sun Spring foliage: same Pluses: Foliage colour, size and … Read More

Spiraea bumalda ‘Firelight’ (Spirea)
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Height: 80 cm (2 feet) Spread: 100cm (3 feet) Bloom: medium pink, mid-summer, slight rebloom in late August Foliage: Spring foliage is coppery orange-red fading to green-yellow (although duller than Goldmound). Fall colour is burnt red. Pluses: Spring and fall … Read More

Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’ (Spirea)
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Height: 60 cm (18 inches) Spread: 60 – 80 cm (18 inches to 2 feet) Bloom: deep pink, mid-summer, rebloom in August Foliage: orange-red in spring and fall changing to chartreuse green with red tips that holds its summer colour … Read More

Prunus virginiana (Choke Cherry)
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Height: 2-9 m (6-30 feet) Bloom: white in early May Fall Colour: may turn yellow Fruit: yes, red Pros: Ontario Native Tree Another cherry tree native to the Carolinian or Deciduous Forest Region. Choke Cherry forms a large erect shrub … Read More

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