Plants Database

Acer ‘Bloodgood’ Maple

Here is a red foliage tree for that right spot in your yard. Likes sun to part shade. Bloodgood can grow to 15′-20′ tall by 15′-20′ wide. This can be the right tree with well drained soil and the right sun light.

Acer ‘Hot Wings’ Maple

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Hot Wings® Tatarian maple: a tree for all seasons


HOT WINGS® Tatarian maple is a superior small ornamental tree that was discovered  Colorado but destined for distribution throughout the country. The  natural range of Tatarian maple is from Southeastern Europe into Western Asia. It likely arrived in North America in the early 1900′s during the days of the U.S.  Department of Agriculture world-wide plant exploration. It started to appear in Colorado nurseries in the early 1980′s when regional nurserymen discovered this  maple was much more tolerant of our alkaline soils than other cold-hardy ornamental maples.

HOT WINGS® appeared as a chance-seedling found growing in the production fields of Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery at Fort Collins, CO in 1993. This  particular tree stood out from all the other Tatarian maples for six weeks every summer with its breath-taking scarlet red samaras (helicopters) contrasting with  the rich green foliage giving it an appearance of being in bloom. One of the employees said it reminded him of Christmas in July. In the spring, clusters of yellow-  white flowers cover the tree after the leaves appear. Fall leaf color transforms from orange-red on the outside of the tree to yellow in the middle. HOT WINGS®   also has strong branch unions making it less prone to storm breakage than other Tatarian maples. The horticulturists at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery  recognized the superior qualities of this tree and decided to continue close observation. Plant Select® learned of the plant and after several years of continued  trials, agreed that this indeed was a superior tree, and offered to patent the tree and promote it.

 HOT WINGS® Tatarian Maple (Acer tataricum ‘Garann’ PP15023)

Large Shrub or Small Tree
Height: 15-18 feet
Width: 15-18 feet
Blooms: Spring bloom followed by brilliant red fruit
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Moisture: Moderate
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-10 (up to 7,000 feet)
Culture: Best performance on garden loam

Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ – Maple

One of the most popular red maple cultivars, the October Glory maple delivers on its name. The tree’s foliage holds a lustrous dark green color until later in the fall than most maples, but once the fall colors emerge, they burst forth boldly in shades of orange and red.   This beautiful shade tree would be an amazing addition to any yard.  The October Glory maple grows to a height of 40–50′ and a spread of around 35′ at maturity.

Achillea (Yarrow), Moonshine

2′ high by 2′ wide.  Does well in most soils. Yellow flowers in the summer time.

Achillea (Yarrow), Summer Pastels

1.5-2′ high by 2′ wide.  Can handle most types of soils. Can grow in dry to moist soils ( as long as it is well draining). Flowers have a pastel color.

Achillea (Yarrow),Paprika

2′ high by 2′ wide. Handle most types of soil. Can be planted in dry or moist soils (as long as it is well draining). Yellow, orange, and red flower colors.

Acorus, Variegated Sweet Flag

24″ high by 15″ wide.  Golden foliage with green variegation. Handle moist soils.

Agastache ‘Bolero’

One of the longest blooming perennials in the garden.  Vivid rose purple flower spikes on bronze colored foliage set this perennial apart from others.  it grows to around 16-18″ and is both slug and deer resistant.  This plant is also fairly adapted to dry soils.

Ajuga, Black Scallop

4-6″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Blue flowers in spring time.  Dark burgundy-black foliage.  Prefers partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Burgundy Glow

4-6″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Bluish flowers in spring time.  Burgundy foliage with some green mixed in.  Partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Catlin’s Giant

10″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Purplish flowers in spring.  Partial sun to shade.  Greenish-burgundy foliage.

Ajuga, Chocolate Chip

4-6″ high by 1-2′ wide.  New growth has a chocolate-bronze color to it.  Bluish-purple flowers.  Partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Dixie Chip

4-6″ high by 1-2′ wide.  Bluish-purple flowers in late spring. Green, cream, rose variegated foliage.  Full sun to shade.

Alchemilla, Lady’s Mantle

2′ high by 2′ wide.  Blooms in late spring to summer. Prefers shade but can handle sun.

Amelanchier ‘Robin Hill’ Serviceberry

Here is a columnar ornamental tree that has brilliant white flowers in the spring time and yellowish-orange fall color. The tree gets 15′-25′ tall and 10-15′ wide.