TREES & SHRUBS

Trees form the foundation for any landscape in addition to providing shade, privacy and a natural windbreak.  White River Nursery offers a wide variety of trees in many sizes and prices to fit any landscape and any budget. 

Shrubs form the base of the garden landscape and add beauty throughout the year.  Providing food and habitat for wildlife they also form a natural barrier and background for your garden.

 

 

Formal Name     Common Name Size  Zone Description 

Abelia x grandiflora
'Abelia'

Glossy Abelia

6'x6'

6

Lustrous dark green foliage persisting into the fall. Prolific bloomer with wonderfully scented white bell-shaped flowers. Blooms summer through fall.

Abelia x grandiflora
'Abelia'

Edward Goucher Abelia

3-5'x3-5'

 

6

A medium height Abelia with soft pink flowers. Long blooming, semi-evergreen.

Abelia x grandiflora
'Abelia'

Golden Abelia

3'x3'

6

Golden, shiny, semi-evergreen leaves. Same compact form as Sherwoodii and Compacta. Small white flowers summer through fall.

Abelia x grandiflora
'Abelia'

Sherwood Abelia

3'x3'

6

Small glossy green leaves. Compact form. White flowers all summer until frost. Semievergreen.

Aucuba japonica
'Aucuba'

Aucuba

4'x3'

6

Unusual shrub to brighten a shady area. Large, shiny, dark green evergreen leaves speckled with yellow spots.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Girard Christina

3'x3'

6

Girard hybrid with 2" rosy hot-pink, semidouble flowers. Medium size. Evergreen.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Girard Renee Michelle

4'x4'

6

Girard hybrid. Clear pink 2-3" flowers. Dark green evergreen foliage.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Girard Rosea

3'x4'

6

Girard hybrid. Single rose-red flowers. Shiny, rich evergreen leaves that turn burgundy in fall. Slightly upright growth habit.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Hardy Gardenia

4'x4'

6

Reblooming pure white flower. Slightly larger leaves and flowers than most of the Azaleas we carry.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Hersey Red

3'x3'

6

Kurume hybrid. Deep red 2 1/2" bloom. Mid-season bloomer.

Azalea hybrids
'Azaela'

Hino de Giri

4'x4'

6

Kurume hybrid. Rosy red, 1.5" flowers. Dark green summer foliage turns wine-red in the fall.

Berberis thunbergii
'Barberry'

Golden Barberry

4'x4'

6

Bright gold new growth, turning slightly more green in the heat of summer, then taking on hues of red in fall. Deciduous.

Berberis thunbergii
'Barberry'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

2.5'x2.5'

4

Low, dense plant. Reddish purple foliage is best when planted in full sun. Very cold hardy deciduous shrub.

Berberis thunbergii
'Barberry'

Rosy Glow Barberry

4'x4'

4

New foliage is rose-pink, mottled with deeper red-purple splotches. The colors gradually mature to a deep reddish purple.

Buxus microphylla
'Boxwood'

Wintergreen Box

2'x4'

5

Small shiny-green leaves. Compact. Excellent as hedge plant, for foundations, edging, formal gardens, etc. Responds well to pruning. Full sun or light to moderate shade.

Buddleia davidii
'Butterfly Bush'

'Nanho Purple'

3'x4'

5-9 One of the shorter, more compact Butterfly Bushes. Fits in the perennial garden easier. Rich purple flowers in mid to late summer covered with butterflies. Narrow silvery foliage. Full sun.

Buddleia davidii
'Butterfly Bush'

'Royal Red'

6'x4'

5-9

Deep, rich purple-red thick flowers.

Caryopteris x clandonensis
'Caryopteris'

'Longwood Blue' Caryopteris

3'x3.5'

5

A shrub-like perennial. Silvery leaves. Sky blue flowers mid summer into fall. Looks like a very compact butterfly bush.

Caryopteris x clandonensis
'Caryopteris'

Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy'

3'x3'

5

Green and white variegated foliage that really stands out. Delicate blue flowers on tips in late summer. Very heat and sun tolerant.

Caryopteris x clandonensis
'Caryopteris'

'Worcester Gold' Caryopteris

3'x3'

5

Yellow-gold foliage in full sun. Bold blue flowers have excellent contrast with foliage from mid summer to fall. A very showy woody perennial shrub.

Elaeagnus pungens
'Elaeagnus'

Silverberry

10-15'x10-15'

6

Densely-branched evergreen shrub creates a superb screen, hedge, barrier, or naturalizer. Silvery scales on rich green round leaves with wavy edges; silvery-white and brown scales on underside.

Forsythia x intermedia
'Forsythia'

Forsythia

6-9'

5

Upright growth habit, yellow flowers in early spring. Useful for shrub borders, massing, groupings and bank plantings. Plant in full sun in about any soil. Pollution tolerant. Prune after flowering.

Hydrangea macrophylla
'Hydrangea'

Hydrangea sp.

3'x5'

5

Large rounded medium blue flowers in acid soil and pink flowers in alkaline soil. Add aluminum sulfate to get bluer flowers. Add lime to get shades of pink. Shape / prune immediately after flowers fade.

Hydrangea macrophylla
'Hydrangea'

Variegated Hydrangea

4-6'x4-6'

5 ‘Variegata’ Leaves edged with creamy white, very attractive. Lacecap flowers blue in acid soil.

Hydrangea quercifolia
'Hydrangea'

Oakleaf Hydrangea

4-6'

5 A wonderful shrub for the shade. Large oak-like leaves are dark green in the summer changing to shades of red, orangish brown and purple in fall; quite spectacular in fall color. White flowers fade to purplish pink and finally brown.

Ilex cornuta
'Burfordii Nana’

Dwarf Burford Holly

5x5'

6

A dense rounded shrub with deep green, shiny evergreen leaves. Clusters of red berries form without pollination and persist into winter.

Ilex cornuta
‘Carissa’

Carissa Holly

4x3'

6

Shiny dark green leaves 2-3" long and 1-1.5" wide. Nice dense, rounded form when left unpruned. Does not fruit.

Ilex cornuta
‘Carissa’

Needlepoint Holly

12x10'

6

Shiny dark green leaves 2-3" long and 1-1.5" wide. Nice dense, rounded form when left unpruned. Does not fruit.

Ilex crenata
‘Compacta’

Japanese Compacta Holly

4x4'

6

A tough evergreen shrub, with tight branching and small leaves. Moderately rapid grower that needs little pruning to produce a compact, heavy plant. Does not fruit.

Ilex crenata
'Helleri’


Helleri Holly

3x3' 6

A dwarf, mounded, compact, evergreen shrub with 1/2" long leaves. Does not fruit.

Ilex crenata
‘Soft Touch’

Soft Touch Holly

2x3'

6

A dense, compact, lustrous dark green, evergreen shrub. Flexible branches and soft foliage. A good substitute for ‘Helleri’

Ilex x attenuate
‘Savannah’

Savannah Holly

15x20'

6

A dense, compact, lustrous dark green, evergreen shrub. Flexible branches and soft foliage. A good substitute for ‘Helleri’

Ilex x ‘
‘Nellie R. Stevens’

Nellie R. Stevens Holly

10x20'

6

A large evergreen shrub or small broad pyramidal tree. The leaves are a lustrous dark green, with 2 or 3 teeth on each side. Fruit is red, rounded, and effectively pollinated by male I. cornuta which flower at a similar time.

Ilex vomitoria
‘Nana’

Dwarf Yaupon Holly

4x4'

6

Perhaps the most adaptable small-leafed evergreen holly. Resistant to insects and diseases. Drought tolerant once established.

Ilex vomitoria

Upright Yaupon Holly

10x6'

6

Upright tree-form Yaupon holly. Small leaves. Small, shiny red berries in winter that the birds love. Prune early spring to keep shapely.

Juniperus ‘Sea Green’
‘Sea Green’

Sea Green Juniper

4x6'

4

Fountain shaped, bright green foliage. Compact arching branches.

Juniperus conferta
‘Blue Pacific’

‘Blue Pacific’

Blue Pacific Juniper

1x7'

6

Low trailing habit and ocean blue-green foliage. Tolerant of poor soil, but will not tolerate excessively moist situations.

Juniperus horizontalis
‘Blue Rug’

‘Blue Rug’

Blue Rug Juniper

8x7'

6

Very flat growing form with trailing branches, foliage intense silver-blue, assumes light purplish tinge in winter. Fairly fast growing.

Juniperus horizontalis
‘Plumosa Compacta’

Compact Andorra Juniper

4x2'

4

Dense branching, flat-spreading, stays full in center. Gray-green summer foliage, light purple in winter.

Kerria japonica
'Kerria'

Japanese Rose

6'-8'

5

A spreading deciduous shrub. Double yellow 1 1/2" flowers that look like a miniature yellow rose. Shape and prune and it will bloom again. Bright green stems give winter interest.

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Country Red Crape Myrtle

8'- 10'

6

Standard size. Late flowering, blood red blooms. Mildew resistant.

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Dwarf Pink Crape Myrtle

6'

6

Flowers are light to medium clear pink. Maintains compact form if pruned once a year (late February in NW Arkansas).

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Natchez Crape Myrtle

20'

6

Flowers are light to medium clear pink. Maintains compact form if pruned once a year (late February in NW Arkansas).

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Pocomoke Crape Myrtle

2'-3'

6

Dark green foliage with dark pink flowers. One of a new group that is truly dwarf. We also carry ‘Chickasaw,’ ‘Tightwad’ and ‘Pixie White’

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Tonto Crape Myrtle

10'

5

Dark reddish pink flowers. Leaves have good burgundy fall color.

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

15'

6

Large shrub or small tree. Red-tinged leaves turn dark green and then orange-red in fall. Dark coral-pink flowers. Mildew resistant.

Lagerstroemia indica
'Crape Myrtle'

Victor Crape Myrtle

5'

6

Dwarf compact form. Flowers dark red from July-August. Fall color reddish yellow, good mildew resistance.

Lingustrum sinense
'Chinese Privet'

Variegated Privet

8'- 10'

6

Gray-green foliage with yellow margins. Easily grown in any soil condition. Thrives in shade or full sun and forms impenetrable thickets. Useful for screens, hedges. Withstands heavy pruning.

Loropetalum chinensis rubrum
'Loropetalum'

Loropetalum 'Plum Delight'

4'x4'

7

Beautiful burgundy evergreen shrub, with hot pink fringed flowers in spring. Need to prune to keep 4x4. In spite of the Zone 7 rating, there is a healthy planting at the U. of A. that has been there for years.

Magnolia
'Little Gem'

Little Gem Magnolia

20'-25' x 10'-15'

6-7

A smaller form of Southern Magnolia. Leaves are large, shiny green and rusty brown on underside. Lots of large white blooms produced early and late summer.

Mahonia bealei
'Mahonia'

Leatherleaf Mahonia

5'x5'

6

Evergreen foliage is blue-green. Lemonyellow flowers in spring, followed by grapelike blue fruits. Birds love the fruits. Attractive in a shady corner of the garden where the fragrant flowers are particularly welcome. Foliage is extremely ‘stickery’ and should not be used near kids play areas.

Nandina domestica
'Nandina'

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina

6'x4'

6

Upright ‘Old fashion’ Nandina. Foliage is a mix of red, green and some golden. Red berries in fall.

Nandina domestica
'Nandina'

Dwarf Purple Nandina

2'x3'

6

A mounding, soft, compact form. Foliage usually yellow-green tinged with reddish purple, becoming uniformly burgundy with the advent of cold weather.

Nandina domestica
'Nandina'

Gulf Stream Nandina

2'x3'

6

Looks like a very compact Heavenly Bamboo. Stays short and tight. Leaves grow in an upward pattern and take on the usual burgundy hues of Nandinas in the winter. Used en masse at the entrance of the N.W. Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville.

Nandina domestica
'Nandina'

Harbour Dwarf Nandina

18"x18"

6

Same leaf shape and color as Old-fashioned Nandina, only very dwarf and extremely dense at 18" tall.

Rose

Knockout Rose

3'x3'

3

Cherry-red or pink flowers on mounded bushes. Blooms almost continuously. Highly disease resistant. This is an easy shrub rose for those who don’t like to spray. Compact growth makes this a good companion for the perennial border or an excellent 3’ blooming hedge.

Spiraea x bumalda
‘Anthony Waterer’

Red Spiraea

4'x4'

4 Dense mounding deciduous shrub with flattopped, carmine-pink flowers. New leaves are brownish red changing to bluish green, turning wine-red in fall. Blooms a second time after first pruning.

Spiraea x bumalda
‘Goldflame’

Gold Flame Spiraea

3'x3'

4 Russetorange to bronze-red leaves change to soft yellow-green in the summer. Pink flowers. High heat tolerance.

Spiraea japonica
‘Goldmound’

Gold Mound Spiraea

2.5'x2.5'

4 A lowmounded shrub with pink flowers in May and June and golden leaves throughout the growing season. Foliage fades to a yellowgreen in summer.

Spiraea japonica
'Little Princess’

Little Princess Spiraea

2'x3'

4

Dwarf mounding shrub with green foliage. Deeppink flowers in summer

Spiraea japonica
‘Shirobana’
Tri Color Spiraea

3'x3'

 
4 An interesting selection that offers deep rose, pink and white flowers on the same plant. Flowering is recurrent through the summer. Leaves are a lustrous deep green.
Taxodium distichum
'Taxodium'
Bald Cypress 50'-60' x 20'-30' 5 Light green soft foliage that turns orangegold in the fall. Medium to rapid growth in wet or dry soil. Beautiful tree when mature.
Weigela florida
'Weigela'
 Red Weigela 5'-6' 4 Deciduous shrub with red trumpet shaped flowers in early summer. Arching branches unless lightly pruned.
Weigela florida
'Weigela'
Variegated Weigela 5'-6' 4 Bright green leaves edged with creamy white border. Pink flowers in late spring. Deciduous.

 

 

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