10 to 15 feet

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    Emerald Colonnade® holly

    Ilex ‘Ruthol1’ PP #23905

    This versatile shrub is ideal for use as a single specimen or in a small group planting. Planted in mass, it forms a superb hedge, screen, or windbreak. Well suited…

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    Pincushion hakea

    Hakea laurina

    Through the fall and into winter, pincushion hakea provides beautiful cut flowers for the holidays; the foliage and seedpods are also great for arrangements.

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    Possumhaw holly

    Ilex decidua

    While the fresh green leaves and smooth, light gray stems are enough to make possumhaw holly an attractive shrub, the appeal of this plant is more evident in late fall.

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    Japanese camellia

    Camellia japonica

    Japanese camellias shine in winter, with their glossy, deep green leaves and brilliant symmetry.

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    Russian virgin’s bower

    Clematis tangutica 'Golden Tiara'

    'Golden Tiara' is a vigorous, late-flowering climbing vine to 15 or 20 feet tall with intense golden-yellow, bell-shaped flowers that eventually fully open to reveal crimson filaments.

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    ‘Pink Delight’ angel’s trumpet

    Brugmansia suaveolens 'Pink Delight'

    Foot-long, rich pink blossoms are nocturnally fragrant and pour out from narrow calyces to terminate in wide, flared openings.

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    Thorny elaeagnus

    Elaeagnus pungens

    This is a tough evergreen shrub with pendent flowers that provide a delightful gardenia-like perfume during October and November.

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    Rose of Sharon

    Hibiscus syriacus and cvs.

    This hardy, deciduous, vase-shaped, woody shrub blooms for several weeks beginning in midsummer.

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    Black alder

    Ilex verticillata

    This plant is a suckering shrub or small tree with toothed, pointy, bright green leaves.

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    Golden full moon maple

    Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’

    If your shade garden needs a focal point, consider this small, rounded Japanese maple, with its lime-to-chartreuse-tinged golden leaves.