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At East Haven Landscape Products, we continually stock over 10,000 containers and small B&B plants. Quality and service are our number one goals in providing you, the contractor, with plant materials that are consistent in size and health, while delivering them to you in a timely manner. The following list of materials is what our stocking area allows us to carry with sufficient quantities. If there is anything that you do not see in our inventory, please phone us, as most plants are only a few days away.

Andromeda – Pieris

The Japanese Pieris, also widely known as the Andromeda (which is actually incorrect) come in many forms and growth habits. Pieris is that early spring flower that creates a sweet fragrance that many look for in spring.
Slow to medium growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Compacta / Pieris japonica ‘Compacta’
  • Dorthy Wycoff / Pieris japonica ‘Dorthy Wycoff’
  • Mountain Fire / Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’
  • Valley Rose / Pieris japonica ‘Valley Rose’
  • Brouwers Beauty / Pieris x ‘Brouwers Beauty
  • Japonica / Pieris japonica

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Azalea – Rhododendron

A traditional classic that is widely used in the landscape for its diverse flower colors and growth habits. Azaleas can be used in masses or alone, either application of the azalea adds that spring splash of color we have become familiar with. The exbury azalea varieties (deciduous) can also be fun to work with.
Medium to fast growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Blaauw’s Pink / Azalea ‘Blaauw’s Pink’
  • Delaware Valley White / Azalea ‘Delaware Valley White’
  • Girard / Azalea x ‘Girards’
  • Gumpo / Azalea ‘Gumpo’
  • Hino Crimson / Azalea japonica ‘Hino Crimson’
  • Pleasant White / Azalea ‘Pleasant White’
  • Poukhanense / Azalea ‘Poukhanense’
  • Stewartsonian / Azalea ‘Stewartsonian’
  • Tradition / Azalea ‘Tradition’

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Barberry – Berberis

The Japanese Barberry is commonly used in hedges with its thorns and its ease of sheering, making it a good pedestrian deterrent. Barberry’s varieties often have colored leaves, which will add a splash of color to the landscape. This plant is on the invasive species list.
Medium growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Concorde / Berberis atropurpurea ‘Concorde’
  • Crimson Pygmy / Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’
  • Rosy Glow / Berberis thunbergii ‘Rosy Glow’

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Bayberry – Myrica pennsylvanica

Bayberry is widely used in the landscape along the seashore or in highway applications, as it tolerates salt spray and poor soil conditions.
Medium to fast growth rate.

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Blueberry – Vaccinium

The blueberry has made some headway in the formal landscape. Blueberry displays quite lovely flowers in large quantities along thier stems. Born in May, flowers will lead to a fruit that can be harvested by its owner or just let the birds enjoy them.
Slow to medium growth rate.

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Boxwood – Buxus

Boxwood is an old world classic that has regained its popularity as deserved. The endless varieties of boxwood and the ability to sheer this plant to formal hedging is unsurpassed by most other plants. Boxwood can be designed into the landscape as a stand-alone plant also.
Slow, slow, slow growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Green Beauty / Buxus microphylla ‘Green Beauty’
  • Winter Gem / Buxus microphylla ‘Winter Gem’
  • Green Mountain / Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Green Mountain’
  • Green Velvet / Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Green Velvet’
  • Newport Blue / Buxus sempervirens ‘Newport Blue’
  • Suffruticosa / Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’

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Broom – Cytisus

Brooms, although short lived, can be a fun and an attractive addition to the landscape. They offer a terrific splash of color in May and June. Broom is also used on difficult sites for its adaptability to poor conditions.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Allgold / Cytisus x praecox ‘Allgold’
  • Burkwoodi / Cytisus scoparius ‘Burkwoodi’
  • Dorothy Walpole / Cytisus scoparius ‘Dorothy Walpole’
  • Moonlight / Cytisus scoparius ‘Moonlight’

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Butterfly Bush – Buddleia

Buddleia is a must addition to any landscape where owners have a love of butterflies and bees. Give this plant room to grow or look into the dwarf varieties. Whichever variety you choose, you will get much enjoyment over a period of time with its colorful flowers and its interest in attracting beautiful butterflies.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Black Knight / Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’
  • Ellen’s Blue / Buddleia davidii ‘Ellen’s Blue’
  • Nanho Blue / Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Blue’
  • Purple Emperor / Buddleia davidii ‘Purple Emperor’
  • Pink Delight / Buddleia davidii ‘Pink Delight’
  • Sungold / Buddleia x weyeriana ‘Sungold’

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Cotoneaster - Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster is a widely used plant because of its versatility and adaptation to poor site conditions. Cotoneaster makes a wonderful groundcover for embankments, low hedges or mass plantings. Several varieties are evergreen. There are far too many to name so here are some common varieties.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Cranberry / Cotoneaster apiculata
  • Coral Beauty / Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’
  • Rockspray / Cotoneaster horizontalis
  • Willowleaf / Cotoneaster salicifolia
  • Tom Thumb / Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Tom Thumb’

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Cypress, Goldthread - Chamaecyparis pisifera

Goldthread is a very popular plant for the landscape. It has gold colored, threadlike foliage that lasts year round, with a dense low-mounded growth habit.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Gold Mop / Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Aurea Nana’

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Cypress, Russian – Microbiota decussata

Microbiota is an overlooked evergreen groundcover with many wonderful qualities. Microbiota grows low (12”) and can spread up to 12’ under optimum conditions. Microbiota has a soft feathery foliage that displays green during the warm months and takes on a lovely bronze color when winter arrives. A plant certainly worth considering in your designs.

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Enkianthus, Redvein – Enkianthus campanulatus

Enkianthus is a plant that seems to be passed over. Enkianthus has a beautiful creamy white, pendulous, bell-shaped flower that shows well in many designs. The enkianthus displays an intense yellow to orange and then to red leaf color in the fall. The enkianthus is also shade tolerant.
Slow growth rate.

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Euonymus – Euonymus alatus ‘Compacta’

The euonymus has been a popular plant for quite some time now. The winged euonymus creates a wonderful hedge as it allows heavy pruning without problems. Euonymus is readily known as burning bush, as its bright vivid red color in the fall explains why.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Compact Euonymus/ Euonymus alatas ‘Compacta’

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Euonymus – Euonymus spp.

The many varieties of this versatile plant allow the designer to use the euonymus in many applications. Different growth habits and leaf colors will add an accent of color to your landscape.
Fast growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Emerald Gaiety / Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’
  • Emerald & Gold / Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald & Gold’
  • Moonshadow / Euonymus fortunei ‘Moonshadow’
  • Greenspire / Euonymus japonicus ‘Greenspire’
  • Silver King / Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver King’
  • Silver Queen / Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’
  • Manhattan / Euonymus kiautschovica ‘Manhattan’

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Forsythia – Forsythia

Spring has sprung when all of the hidden forsythia turn on their bright yellow display. Forsythia comes in many varieties and is a useful plant in massing and in screenings.
Fast growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Lynnwood Gold / Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynnwood Gold’
  • Golden Peep / Forsythia x intermedia 'Courdijau' Golden Peep
  • Spring Glory / Forsythia x intermedia ‘Spring Glory’


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Holly, Blue – Ilex x meserveae

The Blue Holly comes in many different shapes and sizes. Like most hollies, the Blue Holly is a slow grower. The female blue hollies bear berries, while the male blue hollies are fruitless.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Blue Boy / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Boy’
  • Blue Girl / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Girl’
  • Blue Princess / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’
  • Blue Prince / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Prince’
  • Blue Maid / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Maid’
  • Blue Stallion / Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Stallion’

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Holly, Inkberry – Ilex glabra

Inkberry has gained popularity as its adaptability to various conditions has proven it to be a good choice. Inkberry should be used in massing, border plantings, and will survive in seaside plantings. Several varieties will give you a choice of growth habits and leaf textures.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Compacta / Ilex glabra ‘Compacta’
  • Shamrock / Ilex glabra ‘Shamrock’

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Holly, Japanese – Ilex crenata

The Japanese holly, in its many forms has made its way into many landscape designs. The growth habit of this plant allows one to create low hedges/borders, mass plantings, frame entrances of homes and cover slopes.
Slow growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Green Luster / Ilex crenata ‘Green Luster’
  • Helleri / Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’
  • Hoogendorn / Ilex crenata ‘Hoogendorn’
  • Soft Touch / Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’
  • Sky Pencil / Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’
  • Crenata Compacta / Ilex crenata ‘Compacta’
  • Beehive / Ilex crenata ‘Beehive’
  • Steeds / Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’

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Hydrangea – Hydrangea

The spectacular flower of the hydrangea has interested designers and owners for years. Hydrangea’s flower, as it opens in mid-summer, will add pinks, blues and whites to the landscape. Hydrangea is often enjoyed in many shoreline towns or on our local islands. A true classic to New England. Also, explore climbing hydrangeas' elegant growth habit as well as the shade tolerant oakleaf hydrangea. Enjoy all of them.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Nikko Blue / Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’
  • Forever Pink / Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Endless Summer / Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Glowing Embers / Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Limelight / Hydrangea paniculata
  • Pink Diamond / Hydrangea paniculata
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea / Hydrangea quercifolia
  • Annabelle / Hydrangea arborescens
  • Climbing Hydrangea / Hydrangea petiolaris

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Juniper – Juniperus

Juniper, far too many to list, has become a staple in the landscape industry for its hardiness and diversity of use. The junipers growth habit will range from 2”- 40’, colors range from greens, blues, to bronze. Flowers are insignificant but the berries or cones can be quite interesting. Juniper will adapt to a wide variety of site conditions once they are established.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Robusta Green / Juniperus chinensis ‘Robusta Green’
  • Sea Green / Juniperus chinensis ‘Sea Green’
  • Torulosa / Juniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’
  • Blue Pacific / Juniperus conferta ‘Blue Pacific’
  • Andorra / Juniperus horizontalis ‘Andorra’
  • Blue Rug / Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltoni’
  • Procumbens / Juniperus procumbens “Nana’
  • Blue Point / Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’

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Leucothoe – Leucothoe

Leucothoe is an often-overlooked plant for the shade garden. Leucothoe has a soft, weeping, mounded growth habit with white pendulous flowers. Leucothoe works well in mass plantings or on shaded embankments.
Medium growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Coast / Leucothoe axillaries
  • Girard’s Rainbow / Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Girard’s Rainbow’

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Lilac – Syringa

Lilac is one of our traditional spring flowering favorites. The fragrance of the lilac is one of fond memories for many. Lilac planted in masses is spectacular; planted alone in a special place close to a window or terrace will create a memory year after year. Although there are literally thousands of varieties, the following list will help in choosing. Pay attention to its new home while planting and you will enjoy the lilacs flowering features for years to come.
Slow to medium growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • President Lincoln / Syringa vulgaris ‘President Lincoln’
  • Sensation / Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’
  • Common / Syringa vulgaris
  • Miss Kim / Syringa vulgaris ‘Patula’
  • Palibin / Syringa vulgaris ‘Meyeri’
  • Japanese tree lilac / Syringa reticulate

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Mt. Laurel – Kalmia

The Mt. Laurel is an old time New England favorite seen on some of the most exquisite estates. Mt. Laurel adapts well to semi-shaded areas. It creates a wonderful evergreen border acting as a backdrop to many other landscape plants. Many sub-varieties, many that are established here in CT, work well in garden and foundation designs.
Slow growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Carousel / Kalmia latifolia var. ‘Carousel’
  • Elf / Kalmia latifolia ‘Elf’
  • Nipmuck / Kalmia latifolia ’Nipmuck’
  • Olympic Fire / Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Fire’
  • Sarah / Kalmia latifolia ‘Sarah’
  • Olympic Wedding / Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Wedding’
  • Galaxy / Kalmia latifolia ‘Galaxy’

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Pine, Mugho – Pinus mugo

The Mugho pine quite often is used in seaside planting designs as it takes on a dwarf, weathered look. When looking for a lower growing mugho pine, look into the dwarf varieties. Mugho pine will tolerate sheering to maintaining a dwarf appearance in the garden.
Slow growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Pumilio / Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’

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Potentilla – Potentilla

Potentilla has taken on more interest in the designer’s eye as varieties will flower from June through fall. Potentilla has a very delicate flower ranging from whites to yellows to pinks. Potentilla, when properly maintained will give the landscape an impressive splash of color over a prolonged period of the season.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Abbotswood / Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’
  • Goldfinger / Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’
  • Pink Beauty / Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’
  • Mango tango / Potentilla fruticosa ‘Uman’
  • McKay’s White / Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White’
  • Sunspot / Potentilla fruticosa ‘Sunspot’

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Privet – Ligustrum

Privet has regained its popularity on many properties as it responds well to heavy sheering. Privet is considered to be semi-evergreen. Privet flowers in May and June and is an excellent choice for hedges.
Fast growth rate.

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Pyracantha – Pyracantha

Pyracantha will give the designer/installer the ability to add a heavy, berry setting plant which will create a spectacular display of orange/red berries late fall into winter.
Medium to fast growth rate.

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Rhododendron – Rhododendron

Rhododendron is widely used in the landscape for many purposes. The rhododendron is available in an infinite amount of sizes and colors. This versatile family of plants can be installed from deep shade to full sun, from showy borders to the dwarf garden. The rhododendron will allow you to introduce a multitude of flower colors to any design.
Slow growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • PJM / Rhododendron x PJM
  • Boursault / Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault'
  • Chionoides / Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Chionoides’
  • Roseum Elegans / Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’
  • Purple Gem / Rhododendron x ‘Purple Gem’
  • Nova Zembla / Rhododendron x ‘Nova Zembla’

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Rose – Rosa

The rose family encompasses hundreds of varieties from formal tea rose, climbers, long seasonal bloomers, fragrant and hardy seaside varieties. Roses may be dedicated to an entire garden for the rose enthusiast to enjoy, magnificently cover a fence, wall, or plant roses individually to create interesting flower splashes and fragrances throughout your outdoor living spaces.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Knockout / Rosa x ‘Knockout’
  • Carefree / Rosa x ‘Carefree’
  • New Dawn / Rosa x ‘New Dawn’
  • Beach Rose / Rosa Rugosa
  • Blaze / Rosa x ‘Blaze’
  • Pink Peace / Rosa x ‘Pink Peace’
  • The Fairy / Rosa x ‘The Fairy’

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Rose of Sharon – Hibiscus syriacus

The Rose of Sharon is widely used for its August and September flowering schedule. It is available in many varieties, too numerous to list, Rose of Sharon will add that late summer color that many strive for.
Medium to fast growth rate.

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Spirea – Spiraea

Many varieties of this special plant will add pinks or whites to the landscape, whether used as a border or to add a splash of color here and there. Spirea is quite lovely in a mass planting, as when it flowers it will appear as though it is snow covered.
Fast growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Goldmound / Spiraea japonica ‘Goldmound’
  • Little Princess / Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’
  • Snowmound / Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’
  • Anthony Waterer / Spiraea x bulmada ‘Anthony Waterer’
  • Vanhouttei / Spiraea x vanhouttei
  • Neon Flash / Spiraea x ‘Neon Flash’

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Spruce, Birdsnest– Picea abies

Birdsnest spruce is a wonderful addition to the dwarf garden. Birdsnest spruce received its name from its round layered growth habit often with a depression in the center.

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Summersweet - Clethra

Clethra is another summer flowering plant that is a great addition to the terrace garden as it has a spectacular fragrance and will also attract butterflies to its pink and white flowers.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Ruby Spice / Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’
  • Hummingbird / Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’
  • Pink Spire / Clethra alnifolia ‘Pink Spire’

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Sweetspire – Itea

Itea is often overlooked as a valuable addition to the garden design. The intense white flower can range from 2-6” along the terminal stems and its sweet fragrance make the itea a real looker. Flowers on the itea are born in May-June. Itea will also offer a brilliant orange/red fall color.
Medium to fast grower.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Henry Garnet / Itea virginica ‘Henry Garnet’
  • Little Henry / Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’

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Yew – Taxus

The yew has had its special place in the landscape for hundreds of years. Due to the endless number of varieties, one can choose a variety for any application. Taxus can be used in property line hedging, formal gardens, foundation planting, massing on embankments, semi-shaded areas and as standalone evergreen specimen.
Slow to medium growth rate.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Erecta / Taxus cuspidata ‘Erecta’
  • Capitata / Taxus x media ‘Capitata’
  • Densiformis / Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’
  • Hatfield / Taxus x media ‘Hatfield’
  • Hicksii / Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’
  • Weeping yew / Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’

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Viburnum – Viburnum

Viburnum, while available in evergreen, deciduous flowering, berry interest and fragrance, they each can bring interest to your designs. The viburnum will create a border, screen an unwanted view, tolerate adverse conditions and create a fragrance unsurpassed by many other plants. This plant will reclemate a woodland area and supply wildlife with heavy berry sets. Don’t forget the viburnum in your design.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Carlesii / Viburnum carlesii
  • Blue Muffin / Viburnum dentatum ‘Christom’
  • Arrowwood / Viburnum dentatum ‘Arrowwood’
  • Nannyberry / Viburnum lentago
  • Cranberry / Viburnum opulus ‘European Cranberry’
  • Doublefile / Viburnum plicatum ‘Tomentosa’
  • Sieboldii / Viburnum sieboldi
  • American Cranberry / Viburnum trilobum

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Weigela – Weigela

Weigela will create waves of pink or white flowers if used as masses or as a border. Weigela, with its May-June flower will certainly add a different character to your design.

Common varieties to the North East

  • Midnight Wine / Weigela florida ‘Elvera’
  • Wine & Roses / Weigela florida ‘Wine & Roses’
  • Java Red / Weigela florida ‘Java red’

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