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Cornus Mas
Cornelian Cherry
10'-15' tall shrub developing into a small tree
Flowers early spring before leaf out
Masses of yellow flowers.

Great to use for the color, spring move only
Try using in place of Red Bud

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A couple that come to mind are:
Itea virginica
Itea
'Henry's Garnet' and 'Little Henry'
grows 4-6'tall grows 1.5 - 2' tall
Both offer a long three seasons of color and are fairly site tolerant. The burgundy fall leaves stay until at least December here in our Zone 7 locale.

A low,ground cover type that isn't used much here but is rather attractive is :
Arctostphylos uva-ursi
Bearberry
Likes sun and spreads fairly quickly.

New varieties that I'm looking forward to using include:
Ilex x meserveae 'Honey Maid'
A variegated "Blue Holly" hardy to zone 5
Also the 'Red Hollies'
I'll post some more choices soon.

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Here are some of the PA Horticultural Society Gold Medal winners this year. These are not yet overused.
Acer buergerianum
Trident Maple
Small tree with great fall color.

Aronia arbutifolia
Chokeberry
This a good colonizer to use along the woodline for naturalizing. Will adapt to dry or wet soil and is happy in poor soil. Nice red berries.

Syrica meyeri 'Paliban'
'Paliban' Lilac
This lilac is mildew-free, fragrant and compact. Blooms are deep violet. Enough said!

Weigela florida
'Alexandria Wine and Roses' Weigela
Here's an old fashioned bloomer with burgundy-purple leaves and rosy flowers. It is rather small--four to five feet tall.

Hope this gives you some new ideas to add to your ornamental arsenal.

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Aesculus Parviflora
Bottlebrush Buckeye
8'-15' tall
With red stemmed, white flowers, during July to August.
Foliage has great Autumn color
Slow growing
up to zone 4

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Well wedon't seem to be getting may responces on this anyone like to make anymore suggestions. Just tring to get away from the every day stuff that we all plant too much of. come on guys lets see some more plants.

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Paul - I've elected to add a few additions to our nursery in order to spice it up a little bit. I have also stocked up on some useful, but under used plants. We have a professor from the University of CT extension services come down to speak about plants for a sustainable landscape. He provides a wealth of information besides what the books do (hopefully this will help sales too!).

Acer Griseum - Paper Bark Maple - exfoliating Bark provides good interest.

Red Twig Dogwood - Variegated form provides a nice back drop to plantings.

My daughter just arrived from tub time. MOre later.

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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Harry Lauder's Walkingsick

I love this plant, especially as they get older. I get sick of using laceleaf maples all the time, so I sub these instead. A lot of people think there the ugliest thing, but so be it. I like it, and its a nice change from the everyday.
 
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