Plants of the Week of April 6th
This weeks plants are very durable plants.
Burkwood Viburnum is a fragrant bloomer that reaches 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. It's a cousin of the Snowball Bush but blooms earlier and very fragrant, some liken it to jasmine. To contrast the blooms it has glossy green leaves that in fall turn yellow and orange. Prefers full to partial sun.
Scarlet Storm or Double Take Scarlet Quince is a thorn less and fruitless Quince that is more garden friendly. Older Quince varieties could be nasty with the thorns but not any one of the Double Take series of Quince. The dark red blooms emerge before the leaves. Great for a backdrop with perennials in front. Reaches 6 feet tall and wide. Prefers full to partial sun.
Pink Flowering Almond, is actually more related to a cherry than an almond. The double pink blooms cover the branches in early April. Tends to be a little shrubby but can be pruned to be tamed after it has finished blooming. Reaches 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. Prefers full to partial sun.