'Paris' coral bells produces a frothy sea of pink blooms floating above silvery green foliage, so even when this perennial flower is not in bloom, it looks great. Other varieties are grown strictly for their attractive foliage colors, with shades ranging from deep purple to bronze, peach, silver, and mixtures of the above. Name: Heuchera selections Zones: 3-9
Annabelle Hydrangea -Annabelle hydrangea is one of the easiest types to grow. It blooms in midsummer producing large, pure white clusters that are perfect for cutting. Plant Name: Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-9
'Emerald n Gold' Wintercreeper. 'Emerald 'n Gold' wintercreeper is a wonderful evergreen for adding color to shaded areas of the garden. The rich green leaves are decorated with a broad yellow edge that takes on a pink or burgundy tinge in winter. If you plant it up against a wall, it may climb like a vine. Size: To 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9
It's been a long time since anyone has written anything positive about elm trees, but finally there's a new, disease-resistant variety of this American icon. 'St. Croix' American elm has a spectacular, open spreading canopy that makes it an ideal choice for a shade or street-side tree. More importantly, 'St. Croix' is highly tolerant to Dutch elm disease, so you know it will be around for a long time. 'St Croix' elm has bright green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. Name: Ulmus Americana…
BHG: Sumac An incredibly tough shrub, sumac provides some of the brightest red color you'll see in autumn. One note, though: While extra-tough and beautiful, sumac is a fast spreader and is not a great choice for small-space landscapes. Name: Rhus typhina Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 15 feet tall Zones: 3-8 Native to North America: Yes
In spring, this dwarf Japanese maple unveils its pink-tinged leaves. The pink tinge fades in summer, but then in fall the Japanese maple leaves turns a brilliant shade of orange-red. Because of its small size, this maple is well-suited to containers. Name: Acer palmatum 'Coonara Pygmy' Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 8 feet tall and wide Zones: 6-8 Choose It Because: You need a Japanese maple for a container or for a small space.