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Plant Name Common Name(s) Height (ft.) (m.) Type
Berberis darwinii Darwin's barberry 5' 1.5m shrub
Berberis julianae wintergreen barberry 8' 2.4m shrub
Anemone nemorosa wood anemone .5' 0.2m perennial
Buxus sempervirens common boxwood 7' 2.1m shrub
Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ edging boxwood 2' 0.6m shrub
Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureovariegata’ variegated boxwood 5' 1.5m shrub
Yucca recurvifolia curve-leaf yucca 6' 1.8m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Colchicum autumnale autumn crocus 1' 0.3m bulb
Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ double-flowered autumn crocus 1' 0.3m bulb
Digitalis ferruginea rusty foxglove 4' 1.2m perennial
Baptisia australis blue wild indigo 4' 1.2m perennial
Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus pheasent's eye daffodil 1.5' 0.5m bulb
Carpinus betulus hornbeam 25' 7.6m tree
Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ columnar hornbeam 25' 7.6m tree
Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ columnar hornbeam 25' 7.6m tree
Cistus x hybridus white rockrose 3' 0.9m shrub
Berberis verruculosa warty barberry 4' 1.2m shrub
Ceanothus ‘Victoria’ Califorinia lilac 6' 1.8m shrub
Berberis buxifolia ‘Nana’ dwarf Magellan barberry, dwarf boxleaf barberry 2' 0.6m shrub
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’ dwarf purpleleaf Japanese barberry 1' 0.3m shrub
Berberis × ottawensis ‘Royal Cloak’ purpleleaf Japanese barberry 8' 2.4m shrub
Crocus tommasinianus Tommasini's crocus 0.3' 0.1m bulb
Arbutus unedo strawberry tree 8' 2.4m shrub
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’ compact strawberry tree 6' 1.8m shrub
Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ yellow wild indigo 4' 1.2m perennial
Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ weeping Alaskan yellow cedar 15' 4.6m conifer
Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’ weeping Alaskan yellow cedar 18' 5.5m conifer
Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Van den Akker’ narrow Alaskan yellow cedar 10' 3.0m conifer
Vaccinium ovatum evergreen huckleberry 6' 1.8m shrub
Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’ speedwell .5' 0.2m perennial
Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ Spring Green Tulip, Tulip Viridiflora .5' 0.2m bulb
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ dwarf hinoki cypress 3' 0.9m conifer
Taxus baccata ‘Standishii’ columnar golden yew 4' 1.2m conifer
Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ emerald green cedar 15' 4.6m conifer
Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot's Spire’ compact columnar arborvitae 8' 2.4m conifer
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Coralliformis’ dwarf hinoki cypress 6' 1.8m conifer
Zelkova serrata Japanese zelkova 25' 7.6m tree
Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’ Japanese zelkova 30' 9.1m tree
Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’ Japanese zelkova 30' 9.1m tree
Morella californica California wax myrtle 10' 3.0m shrub
Yucca flaccida Adam's needle 5' 1.5m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Variegata’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Eryngium agavifolium agave-leaf sea holly 2' 0.6m perennial
Eryngium alpinum alpine sea holly 2.3' 0.7m perennial
Eryngium amethystinum blue sea holly 2.3' 0.7m perennial
Grevillea victoriae royal grevillea 10' 3.0m shrub
Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’ variegated Dalmation iris 2.5' 0.8m perennial
Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ golden variegated Dalmatian iris 2.5' 0.8m perennial
Artemisia ‘Sea Foam’ curlicue sage 1.5' 0.5m perennial
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ compact Russian sage 2' 0.6m perennial
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian sage 4' 1.2m perennial
Perovskia ‘Filigran’ cut-leaf Russian sage 4' 1.2m perennial
Perovskia ‘Longin’ upright Russian sage 4' 1.2m perennial
Calocedrus decurrens incense cedar 18' 5.5m conifer
Helleborus argutifolius Corsican hellebore 3' 0.9m perennial
Narcissus ‘February Gold’ minature daffodil 1' 0.3m bulb
Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’ minature daffodil .75' 0.2m bulb
Narcissus ‘Mount Hood’ white trumpet daffodil 1.75' 0.5m bulb
Narcissus ‘Saint Keverne’ golden trumpet daffodil 1.75' 0.5m bulb
Narcissus ‘Tête-à-tête’ minature daffodil 1' 0.3m bulb
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ white orchid daffodil 1' 0.3m bulb
Phlomis russeliana sticky Jerusalem sage 4' 1.2m perennial
Helictotrichon sempervirens blue oat grass 2' 0.6m grass
Betula nigra river birch 15' 4.6m tree
Betula nigra ‘Cully’ HERITAGE® white bark river birch 15' 4.6m tree
Osmanthus delavayi sweet olive 5' 1.5m shrub
Geranium macrorrhizum hardy geranium, cranesbill 1' 0.3m perennial
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Purpureus’ purple-leaf false holly 8' 2.4m shrub
Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ variegated hybrid elaeagnus 8' 2.4m shrub
Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’ golden elaeagnus 10' 3.0m shrub
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegatus’ variegated false holly 8' 2.4m shrub
Mahonia × media ‘Arthur Menzies’ hybrid mahonia 8' 2.4m shrub
Mahonia × media ‘Charity’ hybrid mahonia 10' 3.0m shrub
Mahonia × media ‘Winter Sun’ hybrid mahonia 7' 2.1m shrub
Malus ‘Adirondack’ flowering crabapple 9' 2.7m tree
Malus ‘Jewelcole’ RED JEWEL ™ flowering crabapple 8' 2.4m tree
Malus ‘Sutyzam’ SUGAR TYME ™ flowering crabapple 9' 2.7m tree
Malus transitoria ‘Schmidtcutleaf’ GOLDEN RAINDROPS ™ cutleaf crabapple 10' 3.0m tree
Cornus mas Cornelian cherry 10' 3.0m tree
Allium karataviense Turkestan onion .75' 0.2m bulb
Allium karataviense ‘Ivory Queen’ white Turkestan onion .75' 0.2m bulb
Crambe maritima sea kale 3' 0.9m perennial
Crataegus × lavallei Lavalle hawthorn 15' 4.6m tree
Erodium chrysanthum heronsbill, storksbill 0.5' 0.2m perennial
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’ Mediterranean spurge 4' 1.2m perennial
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ‘Lambrook Gold’ golden Mediterranean spurge 4' 1.2m perennial
Camassia cusickii Cusick's quamash 2' 0.6m bulb
Camassia quamash quamash, camas 2' 0.6m bulb
Campanula rotundifolia harebell 1' 0.3m perennial
Euphorbia characias ssp. characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’ dwarf Mediterranean spurge 2' 0.6m perennial
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii large Mediterranean spurge 4' 1.2m perennial
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus hort. gray-leaf cotoneaster 3' 0.9m shrub
Cotoneaster procumbens ‘Queen of Carpets’ ground-hugging cotoneaster .5' 0.2m shrub
Allium ‘Globemaster’ ornamental onion 3' 0.9m bulb
Campsis × tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’ hybrid trumpet creeper ' 0.0m vine
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Repens’ spreading willowleaf cotoneaster 1' 0.3m shrub
Dichelostemma congestum ookow 1' 0.3m bulb
Dichelostemma ida-maia ‘Pink Diamond’ pink firecracker flower 1' 0.3m bulb
Dracocephalum grandiflorum dragon's head 1' 0.3m perennial
Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ pineapple lily 3' 0.9m bulb
Cotoneaster dammeri bearberry cotoneaster 1' 0.3m shrub
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ purple smokebush 15' 4.6m shrub
Cotinus obovatus American smoke tree 15' 4.6m tree
Osmanthus × burkwoodii hybrid sweet olive 5' 1.5m shrub
Viburnum carlesii ‘Aurora’ Korean spice viburnum 6' 1.8m shrub
Mahonia nervosa Cascade Oregon grape 2' 0.6m shrub
Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ mock orange 5' 1.5m shrub
Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’ Hollywood juniper 15' 4.6m conifer
Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’ Pink Dawn viburnum 8' 2.4m shrub
Mahonia repens creeping Oregon grape, creeping hollygrape 1' 0.3m shrub
Viburnum davidii David's viburnum 3' 0.9m shrub
Parahebe perfoliata digger's speedwell 2' 0.6m perennial
Tulipa turkestanica Turkestan tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa tarda species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa sylvestris species tulip 1' 0.3m bulb
Tulipa saxatilis ‘Lilac Wonder’ Bakeri Group species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa saxatilis species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa linifolia ‘Bright Gem’ Batalinii Group species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Corylus colurna Turkish filbert 12' 3.7m tree
Tulipa clusiana lady tulip 1' 0.3m bulb
Muscari latifolium grape hyacinth 1' 0.3m bulb
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gracilis’ hinoki cypress 15' 4.6m conifer
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’ dwarf hinoki cypress 4' 1.2m conifer
Ilex aquifolium ‘Ferox Argentea’ hedgehog holly 15' 4.6m shrub
Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Persian ironwood 15' 4.6m tree
Ilex crenata ‘Green Island’ Japanese holly 3' 0.9m shrub
Ilex crenata ‘Northern Beauty’ Japanese holly 6' 1.8m shrub
Parrotia persica Persian ironwood 15' 4.6m tree
Trachycarpus fortunei windmill palm 8' 2.4m tree
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Spiralis’ dwarf hinoki cypress 5' 1.5m conifer
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Split Rock’ dwarf hinoki cypress 6' 1.8m conifer
Nandina domestica ‘Moon Bay’ compact heavenly bamboo 3' 0.9m shrub
Zauschneria septentrionalis ‘Select Mattole’ California fuchsia 1' 0.3m perennial
Tulipa humilis species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa humilis Violacea Group species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Tulipa humilis var. pulchella species tulip .5' 0.2m bulb
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea Nana’ dwarf golden threadleaf cypress 4' 1.2m conifer
Hebe topiaria hebe 4' 1.2m shrub
Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis Chinese red birch 20' 6.1m tree
Lonicera pileata box-leaf honeysuckle 2' 0.6m shrub
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ maidenhair tree 15' 4.6m tree
Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubifolia’ maidenhair tree 20' 6.1m tree
Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’ convex-leaf Japanese holly 6' 1.8m shrub
Koelreuteria paniculata goldenrain tree 15' 4.6m tree
Nyssa sylvatica black gum 18' 5.5m tree
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ yarrow 2' 0.6m perennial
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Graceful Grace’ weeping Douglas fir 15' 4.6m conifer
Prostanthera cuneata alpine mint bush 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Berberis × gladwynensis ‘William Penn’ William Penn barberry 5' 1.5m shrub
Iris tenax tough-leaf iris 1' 0.3m perennial
Acanthus spinosus bear's breeches 1.5' 0.5m perennial
Yucca filamentosa Adam's needle 3' 0.9m shrub
Quercus rubra red oak, Northern red oak 25' 7.6m tree
Quercus palustris ‘Pringreen’ GREEN PILLAR ™ columnar pin oak 20' 6.1m tree
Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Blue Gem’ blue mountain plum-pine 4' 1.2m conifer
Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ red-tipped mountain plum-pine 3' 0.9m conifer
Araucaria araucana monkey puzzle tree 12' 3.7m conifer
Quercus hypoleucoides silverleaf oak 18' 5.5m tree
Lobelia tupa tabaco del Diablo, devil’s tobacco 8' 2.4m perennial
Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns’ weeping Serbian spruce 8' 2.4m conifer
Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ white-flowered autumn crocus .5' 0.2m bulb
Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’ white double-flowered autumn crocus .5' 0.2m bulb
Colchicum ‘The Giant’ autumn crocus 1' 0.3m bulb
Allium senescens ornamental onion, German garlic 1' 0.3m bulb
Thuja plicata western red cedar, giant arborvitae 12' 3.7m conifer
Sempervivum arachnoideum ssp. tomentosum ‘Stansfieldii’ hens and chicks, houseleek .3' 0.1m perennial
Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’ weeping giant sequoia 10' 3.0m conifer
Abies grandis grand fir 25' 7.6m conifer
Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ golden Caucasian spruce 10' 3.0m conifer
Allium cristophii star of Persia, Persian onion 2' 0.6m bulb
Anemone blanda windflower .5' 0.2m bulb
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Ben Ledi’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Ben Nevis’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Henfield Brilliant’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Mesa Wine’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Wisley Pink’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Cheviot’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Rosa glauca single pink species rose 5' 1.5m shrub
Abies pinsapo Spanish fir 15' 4.6m conifer
Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’ blue Spanish fir 15' 4.6m conifer
Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf's Pyramid’ limber pine 20' 6.1m conifer
χ Chitalpa tashkentensis chitalpa 15' 4.6m tree
Crocus ‘Jeanne d'arc’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus ‘King of the Striped’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus ‘Pickwick’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus ‘Spring Beauty’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus ‘Yellow Mammoth’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus ‘Flower Record’ large-flowering crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barr's Purple’ TOMMASINI'S CROCUS .3' 0.1m bulb
Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’ compact Japanese black pine 10' 3.0m conifer
Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ Summer Beauty ornamental onion 1.75' 0.5m bulb
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ wild indigo 3' 0.9m perennial
Allium senescens ssp. glaucum circle onion, German onion 2' 0.6m bulb
Sequoia sempervirens coast redwood 30' 9.1m conifer
Acer triflorum threeflower maple, roughbark maple 18' 5.5m tree
Acer circinatum vine maple 15' 4.6m tree
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’ compact fernspray hinoki cypress 10' 3.0m conifer
Nothofagus antarctica Antarctic beech 25' 7.6m tree
Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Coral Sun’ PBR goldenrain tree 10' 3.0m tree
Acer ‘Warrenred’ PACIFIC SUNSET® painted maple 20' 6.1m tree
Acer buergerianum trident maple, three-toothed maple 25' 7.6m tree
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Salem’ rosemary .75' 0.2m shrub
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper 30' 9.1m vine
Picea omorika Serbian spruce 15' 4.6m conifer
Picea orientalis Caucasian spruce 10' 3.0m conifer
Picea orientalis ‘Aureospicata’ golden Caucasian spruce 10' 3.0m conifer
Digitalis grandiflora large yellow foxglove 2.5' 0.8m perennial
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ rosemary 5' 1.5m shrub
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Blue Spire’ rosemary 5' 1.5m shrub
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’ rosemary 5' 1.5m shrub
Helleborus × sternii hybrid hellebore 2.5' 0.8m perennial
Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Glaucum’ blue-needled giant sequoia 10' 3.0m conifer
Stipa gigantea giant needle grass, giant feather grass 8' 2.4m grass
Pinus parviflora Glauca Group blue-needled Japanese white pine 12' 3.7m conifer
Rosa ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’ single pink old-fashioned rose 5' 1.5m shrub
Rosa ‘Hansa’ double pink old-fashioned rose 4' 1.2m shrub
Chionanthus retusus Chinese fringe tree 12' 3.7m tree
Prunus × yedoensis Yoshino cherry 15' 4.6m tree
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Wisley Primrose’ sun rose 1' 0.3m perennial
Pinus wallichiana Himalayan white pine 18' 5.5m conifer
Amaryllis belladonna naked ladies 1.5' 0.5m bulb
Pinus contorta var. contorta shore pine 15' 4.6m conifer
Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’ tanyosho pine 10' 3.0m conifer
Pinus heldreichii Bosnian pine 10' 3.0m conifer
Crocus ‘Blue Pearl’ snow crocus .4' 0.1m bulb
Cotoneaster lacteus Parney cotoneaster, milk flower cotoneaster, arching cotoneaster 10' 3.0m shrub
Ribes sanguineum flowering currant 6' 1.8m shrub
Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ flowering currant 6' 1.8m shrub
Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulborough Scarlet’ flowering currant 6' 1.8m shrub
Ribes sanguineum ‘Ubric’ WHITE ICICLE ™ flowering currant 6' 1.8m shrub
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ golden false acacia, golden locust 25' 7.6m tree
Rosa ‘Darlow's Enigma’ semi-double white rambling rose 10' 3.0m shrub
Rosa ‘Paul's Himalayan Musk’ double pink old-fashioned rose 20' 6.1m shrub
Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’ weeping willowleaf pear 10' 3.0m tree
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Mount Vernon’ dwarf English laurel 2' 0.6m shrub
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana’ dwarf hinoki cypress 1' 0.3m conifer
Podocarpus nivalis alpine totara 3' 0.9m conifer
Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ spreading English yew 4' 1.2m conifer
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Center Glow’ ninebark 8' 2.4m shrub
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ purple-leaf ninebark 8' 2.4m shrub
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Mindia’ COPPERTINA ™ ninebark 8' 2.4m shrub
Sambucus nigra f. laciniata cutleaf black elder 15' 4.6m shrub
Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ Irish yew 8' 2.4m conifer
Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood 30' 9.1m conifer
Sedum ‘Bertram Anderson’ stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’ stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum cyaneum blue stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum sieboldii October daphne sedum .5' 0.2m perennial
Rhodiola pachyclados Afghani sedum .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum ewersii sedum, stonecrop .4' 0.1m perennial
Sedum kamtschaticum Kamtschaticum stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombeanum Japanese stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum selskianum Amur sedum .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Doctor John Creech’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Fuldaglut’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Green Mantle’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Pink Jewel’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Purpurteppich’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Raspberry Red’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Salmoneum’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Schorbuser Blut’ dragon's blood sedum .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ variegated two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Sedum spurium ‘White Carpet’ two-row stonecrop .5' 0.2m perennial
Quercus garryana garry oak, Oregon white oak 15' 4.6m tree
Quercus palustris pin oak 20' 6.1m tree
Quercus phellos willow oak 25' 7.6m tree
Sciadopitys verticillata Japanese umbrella pine 7' 2.1m conifer