Bailey Dogwood

Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’        

Zone 2

Ht 10’ x W 10’

Bailey Dogwood has eye-catching red branches with clusters of white flowers in spring.  Foliage turns purple-red in fall and displays excellent winter interest with its bright red branches.

Flame Willow

Salix ‘Flame’  

Zone 3

Ht 20’ x W 20’

Flame Willow is an interesting plant for its dense branching habit.  Winter stem color changes from orange to electric red and can display unusual curling of the branch tips.  Excellent for use as a tall windbreak shrub or background plant.

Common Purple Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Zone 2

Ht 15’ x W 12’

Common Purple is an old fashioned lilac that is still popular today.  Makes a perfect informal hedge or screen and it has extremely fragrant, purple flowers in May.  The cut flowers hold up very well and is resistant to Japanese Beetles

James Macfarlane Lilac

Syringa x prestoniae

Zone 2

Ht 8’ x W 8’

James Macfarlane was introduced by the University of New Hampshire and blooms two weeks later than most lilacs.  It is extremely hardy and adaptable.  True, single pink flowers bloom abundantly and the plant tends to be more water tolerant than the species typically is.

Maiden’s Blush Lilac

Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Maiden’s Blush’

Zone 3b

Ht 8’ x W 8’

Maiden’s Blush is an early flowering, single-petaled lilac with light pink to lavender-pink, fragrant blooms.  This rounded shrub has dark green, heart shaped foliage that makes a nice contrast against the pink blooms.  Maiden’s Blush will tolerate poor soil conditions and harsh winters.  It should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the following seasons flower buds.  Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.

Madame Lemoine Lilac

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

Zone 3

Ht 10′ x W 10′

Strongly fragrant, early, upright panicles of cream-white buds open to double, pure white blooms in spring. Heart-shaped, dark green foliage. Drought tolerant once established, but prefers moist, well-drained soil. Great hedge/screen plant.