Middle Creek

860 Middle Creek Road
Fairfield, PA  17320

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We're Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump from the Mason-Dixon Line at US Route 15.


Deciduous Shrubs ~

Deciduous shrubs are shrubs that lose their leaves during the winter months. Many are grown for their flowers, or for their summer or fall foliage colors. They range in size from small, 12 to 18 inches, to large 10 - 15 foot specimen plants. For the most part they are easy to grow and are not overly fussy about soil, or where you plant them. Most are happy in full sun.

We usually have, or are growing the following plants. If they show up on our price list, we have them ready for sale.

Pink and/or White Flowers later in the summer on a semi-evergreen plant in this area.We have Grandiflora and Edward Goucher, Amelanchier, or Serviceberry. Great for fall color and the birds love them. We will have Lamarckii, Autumn Brilliance, Regent, and Rainbow Pillar.

Aronia, or Chokeberry:
Crimson fall color rivals burning bush. White flowers in spring, interesting fragrance, berries in fall. A favorite for the birds. We are growing Brilliantissma and Hugin.

Azalea - deciduous types:
Deciduous azaleas are considerably easier to grow than the evergreen types. They are not as vulnerable to cold winter winds as an evergreen azalea would be. Cultivars that we have are: Gibraltar, Kings Red, Lemon Lights, Mandarin Lights, Mary Poppins, Rosy Lights, and Western Lights.

Barberries range in size from small - 12 to 15 inches, to medium sized shrubs - 3 to 4 feet. There are green forms and gold varieties, but the Red-Crimson Cultivars provide the most interest. They provide accent color all summer long. When contrasted with other plants that are gold, yellow, blue or green, Barberries provide a striking display to your planting beds. We grow Bagatelle, Concorde, Crimson Pygmy, Rosy Glow, and Royal Burgundy .

Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush:
Butterfly bushes bloom later in the summer, are very fragrant, and as their name implies attract butterflies. They are fairly fast growing, and in most cases, can get some size to them. Therefore don't plant them in a small bed close to your house. Varieties that we grow are: Black Knight, Ellens Blue, Guinevere, Harlequin, Opera, and Summer Beauty

Calycanthus, or Sweetshrub:
An old fashioned shrub with spicy fragrant, chocolate-red flowers.

Caryopteris, or Blue Mist Spirea:
A nice plant with aromatic foliage and blue flowers in late summer. Interesting because not many plants are blue at that time.
We have: Blue Mist, Sunshine Blue, and Worcester Gold.

Clethra, or Summersweet:
Fragrant white flowers in July and August. It is the type of plant that will cause people to to stop and actually smell the blooms. We grow the variety Hummingbird, which is more of a dwarf form.

Cotinus, or Smokebush:
These are fairly large shrubs with maroon-purple foliage. They get their name from the form of the flowers which appear as puffs of smoke. We offer Royal Purple and Young Lady.

Many cotoneasters are used as ground covers. Cotoneasters have pinkish, or white flowers in spring followed by red berries later in the season. At this time we have the variety Scarlet leader.

Crape Myrtle:
Crape myrtles are generally top hardy to Zone 7 (Washington D.C.) and root hardy here in Zone 6. We usually have several varieties available in the summer .

Cytisis, or Scotch Broom:
Scotch broom blooms in the spring and thrives in poor soil. We generally have three varieties: Burkwoodi, Hollandia and Madame Butterfly.

The red-crimson fall color of dwarf burning bush is one of its outstanding features. They are excellent as hedges, foundation plants, or specimens. We also have the small-leafed euonymus, Emerald Gaiety .

Forsythia provides a wonderful reminder that spring is finally here. Arching branches, yellow flowers, and easy to grow. We normally have Lynwood Gold, New Hampshire Gold, and Northern Gold.

Honey scented flowers appear in spring before the leaves. Yellow to orange to scarlet color in the fall makes Fothergilla a desirable plant. We have Gardenii and Blue Mist.

Hamamelis, or Witch Hazel:
The distinctive characteristics of Witch Hazels are their fabulous fall color, and flowers that bloom in February. We have Magic Charm, and Arnolds Promise .

Hibiscus, or Rose of Sharon:
A summer blooming shrub that is easy to grow. We have Aphrodite, Blue Marlin, Lucy, and Peoniflora .

Holly, - Deciduous types:
Deciduous Hollies still get berries, but they lose their leaves in winter making for a nice display. They are easier to grow in this area than the evergreen types. We offer: Jim Dandy(male), Southern Gentleman(male), and Winter Red(female).

Hydrangeas provide showy, long-lasting blooms July through the fall. Many will thrive in shade. We normally have: Annabelle, Blue Billow, Dooley, Masja, Nikko Blue, oakleaf, pee gee, climbing hydrangea, Pia, Pink Diamond, Sikes Dwarf, and Tokyo Delight .

Hypericum or St. John's-wort:
Hypericum flowers in mid summer.
We have Albury Purple and Gemo. Itea, or Sweetspire:
Sweetspires grow in sun, or shade, have fragrant flowers in early summer, and display brilliant shades of pink, red and crimson in the fall. We grow Henrys Garnetand Little Henry.

Japanese kerria provides golden orange ball-like flowers in spring. Sometimes, they will bloom again in the summer. The variety that we grow is Pleniflora .

Kolkwitzia, or Beauty Bush:
Pink, bell-shaped flowers bloom in early June on an upright arching plant. Bark provides winter interest. Lilacs:
What can you say about lilacs? They provide extremely fragrant flowers, on very cold hardy, easy to grow plants. We have Belle de Nancy, Charles Joly, common purple, common white, Congo, James Macfarland, Ludwig Spaeth, Michel Buchner, Miss Kim(a dwarf form), Palibin, President Grevy, President Lincoln, and Sensation .

At this time we are growing saucer magnolia (soulangiana) and Henry Hicks.

Mockorange is an old-fashioned plants with sweet fragrant white blooms in late spring. We have the varieties Minnesota Snowflake and Snowbelle .

Nandina, or Bamboo:
Nandina is grown primarily for its red fall color. We have two varieties; Firepower, and Harbour Dwarf.Potentilla:
Potentillas are neat summer blooming shrubs which have a long bloom time, and they are easy to grow. We grow several varieties: Abbotswood, Apricot Whisper, Gold Drop, Goldfinger, McKays White, Pink Beauty, Primrose Beauty, Sommerflor, and Tangerine .

Pyracantha, or Firethorn:
Pyracanthas provide white flowers in late spring which develop into a dazzling display of orange berries in the fall.

We have the selection Mohave. Salix, or Willow:
Forms of willows will thrive and prosper where it is somewhat wet. We have common pussy willow with the gray fuzzy catkins that we remember from childhood, and Hakuro Nishiki, the dappled willow known for its interesting white-green-pink foliage .

Spireas are versatile, easy to grow shrubs which provide spring and summer flowers, and are mostly trouble free. We have, or are growing the following: Alpina, Anthony Waterer, prunifolia (which is the one known as Bridal Wreath Spirea), Goldmound, Goldflame, Magic Carpet, Neon Flash, Shirobori, Snowmound, and Vanhouttei.

Most viburnums have spring flowers, some of which are fragrant, a nice range of fall colors, and berries in the fall. Cultivars that we have, or are growing are: Mohawk, Cardinal Candy, Carlesii, Chesapeake, Chicago Lustre, Blue Muffin, Eastern snowball, Mariesii, opulus nanum(or dwarf European cranberry bush), Mary Milton, Popcorn, Summer Snowflake, Shasta, and Shoshoni .

Weigelas flower in late spring and early summer, and provide colors in the white, pink to purple range. Some varieties have rich maroon foliage. We have the following: Carnaval, Purple-leaf Weigela, French Lace, Midnight Wine, Pink Poppet, White Knight, and Wine & Roses.


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