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Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Northwest

Fine Gardening – Issue 191
Paloma Blanca Euonymus
Photo: Courtesy of Richard Steffen

1. Paloma Blanca Euonymus 

Euonymus japonicus ‘Lankveld03’

Zones: 6–9

Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide in 10 years

Conditions: Partial shade; moist, fertile, well-drained soil

Native Range: Japan and Korea

Euonymus is known for being a workhorse in the landscape, and this compact, slow-growing cultivar is no exception. What makes this such a treasure is its spectacular new growth. In spring, glowing creamy white shoots emerge on the tips of each upright branch, giving the appearance of fresh snow. As the shoots grow, the color intensifies to bright white. The effect is brilliant against the older dark green foliage and brightens the garden from spring until fall. It makes a beautiful container plant.

Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia
Photo: Bill Johnson

2. Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia

Deutzia gracilis ‘Duncan’

Zones: 5–8

Size: 3 feet tall in bloom and 5 to 6 feet wide in 10 years

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil

Native Range: Japan

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