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Wild Senna Wild Senna

Cassia marilandica, Senna marilandica

Topped with dense clusters of yellow pea-like flowers in mid-summer, Wild Senna is low maintenance & deer and rabbit resistance. Although shrubby in habit and therefore also included under "woody" here, it is an herbaceous perennial, sprouting at ground level each spring. Pollinator host plant to Sleepy Orange, Orange-barred Sulfur, Cloudless Sulfur, Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies & the Black Witch moth with wingspan to 7". Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average Moisture
Height: 3-6 feet
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $13.95
Spicebush Spicebush

Lindera benzoin

Larval host plant for the black and iridescent-blue Spicebush Swallowtail. The caterpillars are adorable, curling up in a leaf, with "eyes" to deter predators. Spicebush is a shrub that has highly aromatic foliage when crushed and turns a lovely pale yellow in autumn. Female bushes bear bright red fat-rich berries that are highly prized by birds. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 6 to 12 feet

Price: $13.95
Ninebark Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Clusters of white-pink spirea-like flowers bloom in spring, pink fruit (pictured) and exfoliating bark in fall & winter give this shrub multi-season appeal. Good for erosion control, specimen & hedges. Larval host to many (40) native Lepidoptera.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 5 to 8 feet
Blooms: May to June
Flowers: White to Pink

Price: $13.95
New Jersey Tea New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

Shrub with a rounded form, fragrant flowers that attract hummingbirds and yellow-green stems in winter. Deep roots makes this plant drought-tolerant but difficult to transplant.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Dry
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Blooms: May to July
Flowers: Creamy white

Price: $13.95
Possumhaw Viburnum Possumhaw Viburnum

Viburnum nudum

This under-utilized shrub has multi-season interest. Creamy white flowers in spring give way to drupes turning first red then a waxy dark purple. Lustrous dark green foliage turns a lovely reddish purple in fall.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Height: 5 to 15 feet
Soil: Average to Moist
Blooms: May-June
Flowers: White

Price: $13.95
Prairie Rose Prairie Rose

Rosa setigera

Deciduous shrub that works well in hedges as a shrub or trained as a climber. Nice fall color and fruits.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 6 to 12 feet
Blooms: June

Price: $13.95
False Indigo Bush False Indigo Bush

Amorpha fruticosa

Deciduous shrub with fragrant, deep purple flowers that grows along waterways, in ditches and can be used for erosion control. Interesting in a large pot. Attracts butterflies. Suckers to form thickets.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 4 to 12 feet
Blooms: April to June

Price: $13.95
American Hazelnut American Hazelnut

Corylus americana

Tall, multi-stemmed shrub producing edible nuts. Both male and female flowers occur on the same plant. Fall color varies from bright combinations to a dull yellow. Spreads by root suckers.

Light: Full sun to Part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 10 to 16 feet
Blooms: March to April

Price: $13.95
Red Chokeberry Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Large multi-stem shrub with bountiful spring flowering followed by crimson berries that hang on into winter and brilliant red fall foliage. Best flowering in full sun. Excellent for hedges, borders, water's edge, or as a specimen. Suckers. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Medium
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Blooms: April

Price: $13.95
Halberd-leaf Rose Mallow Halberd-leaf Rose Mallow

Hibiscus laevis

Interesting arrowlike leaf shape is distinctive. Large white to pink flowers with marroon eye. Grows in ditches, shorelines and other wet places. Kentucky source.

Light: Full sun
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Blooms: July to September

Price: $13.95
Buttonbush Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Shrub. Showy white flowers borne in spherical clusters draw numerous pollinators. Bees use nectar for making honey, seeds feed wildlife. Great for borders, rain gardens or as a specimen plant, even erosion control. Larval host plant for a number of species of Lepidoptera. Prune to desired shape. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full to Part Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 5 to 12 feet
Blooms: June-September
Flowers: White

Price: $15.95
Rose Mallow Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Although not a woody plant, this plant fills out like a bush & dies back to the ground each winter. Rose Mallow flowers are large, 4" to 6" across and showy. Ideal for a rain garden, hummingbird garden, or grouped along a patio, pond or ditch. Trim to desired height. A larval host plant to the following butterflies: Common Checkered Skipper, Painted Lady, and Gray Hairstreak.

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average to Wet
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Blooms: July-October
Flowers: White to Pink with Maroon center

Price: $15.95
Witch Hazel Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Winter interest provided by clusters of flowers appearing very late in the year. Showy & fragrant, these flowers have 4 ribbon-like yellow petals. Excellent for a use in a woodland garden or as a hedge, screen or border.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Average
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Blooms: October to December
Flowers: Yellow

Price: $15.95
American Spikenard American Spikenard

Aralia racemosa

Although an herbaceous perennial, the growing season form would pass as a shrub at 3 to 5 feet tall and mounding. Excellent as a specimen with interesting flowers in summer and berries for birds in fall. Best placed in intermediate light, away from strong winds. Rhizomatous.

Light: Full sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Blooms: June to August

Price: $15.95
American Snowbell American Snowbell

Styrax americanus

Known for it's showy pendulous white flowers with reflexed petals. Grows in medium soil and wet areas. Trim to shape like a small tree or shrub. Host plant for the Promethea moth. Grown from Kentucky-source seed.

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Medium to Wet
Height: 6 to 10 feet
Blooms: April to May

Price: $15.95
Gift Certificate Gift Certificate

Gift certificates are $100 and are redeemable for online purchases.  Please contact us with any questions.  Thank you. info@ironweednursery or 270.250.3587

Price: $100.00