New for 2017: Low Effort, High Reward

2017 is all about making life in the garden that much easier, and by default, that much more fun. Whether you’re just starting a garden, potting up a few large pots, or have a yen to dress-up an existing bed or border, we’ve got something brand new and totally fabulous for you. Six new compact hydrangeas and two new compact clematis, all with supersized returns. Fuss-free stalwarts that are true problem solvers, from shrubs that flower in shade to conifers that color-up in winter. And, perennials that could care less about drought. Have a look, make your list, and let us know what you think!

NEW FOR 2017

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Seaside Serenade® Fire Island Hydrangea, Zone: 4 – 9

Enormous lime-green panicles that age to nearly pure white, held atop sturdy stems that don’t flop. Show-stopper foundation shrub in smaller gardens. Up to 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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Golden Jackpot® Weigela
Zone: 4 – 8

Perhaps the brightest weigela yet. Contrasting yellow foliage and dark maroon blooms creates drama backing aborder or fronting larger shrubs. Up to 6 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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Jazzy Jewel™ Andorra Juniper
Zone: 3 – 9

Gold-splashed foliage is tinged with purple and bronze in winter on this hardy spreading juniper. Wows-up slopes, foundations or along driveways. 2 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Evergreen.

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Plum Passion® Vine Maple
Zone: 6 – 9

Three seasons of excitement; plum-red spring foliage, brilliant autumn color, and twisting bare winter branches. Superb small tree, shrub, or espalier. Up to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide. Deciduous.

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VIBE® Ignition Purple Salvia
Zone: 7 – 11

Prolific, compact, small-leaved variety with vibrant, deep-purple flowers. Notably heat and drought tolerant. Use in borders and cutting gardens. 2 ft. tall and wide. Herbaceous perennial.

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Strawberry Shake™ Hydrangea
Zone: 4 – 8

Sturdy stems support big, full flower heads that start out white and mature to a delectable pink. High-summer spectacle for foundations, borders, containers. 5ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Deciduous.

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Jade Wave™ Fernspray False Cypress
Zone: 4 – 8

Distinctive curved limbs and fern-like foliage along with improved pyramidal form makes this excellent in large planters or as an entryway accent. Up to 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide Evergreen.

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Boulevard® Daiyu™ Clematis
Zone: 4 – 9

Flowering from the ground up, this hardy, compact, dark pink re-blooming variety is ideal for large containers, in front of leggier clematis, or on short pillars. Up to 6 ft. tall. Deciduous.

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Seaside Serenade® Bar Harbor Hydrangea, Zone: 3 – 8

New compact variety of the famed Annabelle hydrangea. Masses of large, white, smooth flowers on a compact shrub. Ideal for low borders or in containers. 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea, Zone: 4 – 9

Huge serrated florets of intense pink or blue hue (depending on pH) with thick, leathery foliage. Compact and repeat blooming. Plant en masse or fill a large container. 3.5 ft. by 3 ft. Deciduous.

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Burly Blue™ Juniper
Zone: 3 – 8

Improved icy, cool-blue color and dense habit make this a standout choice in front of shrub borders, as an accent, or a large scale, rugged groundcover. 2 ft. high, up to 8 ft. wide. Evergreen.

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Boulevard® Nubia™ Clematis
Zone: 4 – 9

Exceptionally dark red compact re-bloomer flowers from both leaf axils and stems, resulting in flowers from the ground up. Use in large containers or short pillars. Up to 6 ft. tall. Deciduous.

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Sparkler® Arrowwood Viburnum
Zone: 5 – 9

From lustrous foliage to creamy-white spring flowers followed by summer-to-fall clusters of blue-black fall berries, this is one for a showy hedge or tall border. Up to 15 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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Seaside Serenade® Cape Cod Hydrangea
Zone: 4 – 9

A new classic for small spaces! Hardy, repeat blooming machine with large blue or pink (depending on soil pH) mophead flowers. Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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Candy Apple™ Hydrangea
Zone: 4 – 8

Enormous lime-green panicles that age to nearly pure white, held atop sturdy stems that don’t flop. Show-stopper foundation shrub in smaller gardens. Up to 4 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous.

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