We carry a number of different shrubs at the Herbfarm, both ornamental and fruit bearing. Quantities are limited and seasonal, meaning it’s best to stop by in the Spring for your best selection. Here is a list of the shrubs we typically carry. If you can't find the shrub you're looking for call us at 860-859-3344 or email us.
Bayberry(Myrica Pensylvanica) - The Northern Bayberry is a deciduous to semi-evergreen plant growing to an average height of 8 feet. It is a highly adaptable plant able to take to both sandy or heavy clay soils. It grows best in slight acidic soil and should be planted in full sun or partial shade locations. Small white or green flowers bloom in early Spring. Both the leaves and the fruit are highly aromatic and the berries attract a wide variety of birds. Sold in one gallon containers.
Blackberry(Rubus) "Chester"- The Chester is a hardy thornless blackberry producing medium to large round, deep black, sweet berries beginning in July. They are excellent eaten fresh or made into preserves, used in cakes and cobblers and even wine. Sold in two gallon containers.
Black Raspberry(Rubus) "Jewel"- The Jewel is one of the most popular black raspberries producing abundant amounts of large glossy sweet fruit. While they are excellent eaten fresh they may also be used for jams and jellies. Sold in two gallon containers.
Blueberry(Vaccinium Corymbosum) “Patriot Northern Highbush”- The Patriot Blueberry produces showy white blooms in Spring followed by very large, medium blue fruit in the summer. Patriot is one of the heaviest producing bushes. Patriots typically grow to 4 feet tall. Their leaves also produce fiery orange fall colors. Originally developed in Maine they are tolerant to cold but still must be protected from frost during bloom. Sold in two gallon containers.
Blueberry(Vaccinium Corymbosum) “Berkeley Northern Highbush”- The Berkeley Blueberry produces white and sometimes pink tinged flowers blooming in late Spring that turn into sweet, round, deep powder blue berries. The Berkeley is the largest of all berries. Berkeleys can grow to a height of five feet and are best grown in partial shade to full sun with a soil pH range of 4.5 to 6.5. Sold in six gallon containers.
Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosum) “Blue Jay Northern Highbush”- The Blue Jay Blueberry produces clusters of dainty, waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers blooming in Spring with the berries ripening in summer. Blue Jays typically grow to heights of 5 to 7 feet and grow best in acidic, moist, but well drained soil. Sold in one gallon containers.
Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosum) “Blue Ray Northern Highbush”- The Blue Ray produces white, sometimes pink tinged flowers in late Spring. Berries ripen in summer and produce large, light-blue highly tart fruit. Bluerays typically grow to heights of 4 to 5 feet and grow best in acidic soil. Sold in two gallon containers.
Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosum) “Chippewa Northern Highbush”- The Chippewa Blueberry is a hardy berry producing white flower clusters that bloom in early to mid-Spring. The berries ripen in summer producing sweet, medium sized, light-blue berries. Chippewas typically grow to heights of 3 to 6 feet and grow best in acidic soils. Sold in three gallon containers.
Blueberry(Vaccinium Trilobum) “Wentworth”- Sold in two gallon containers.
Blueberry(Vaccinium Angustifolium) “Brunswick Lowbush”- The Brunswick Blueberry produces clusters of bell-shaped, white flowers tinged with red that bloom in Spring. The berries ripen in summer. This blueberry, being a lowbush, can be planted as a groundcover. Brunswicks grow to heights of 8-12 inches and grow well in acidic, well drained soil. Sold in one gallon containers.
Boxwood (Buxus microphylla) “Green Mountain”- The Green Mountain is a deer resistant evergreen shrub noted for its pyramidal shape that can easily be formed into a cone. It’s a slow growing shrub taking 10 years to reach its height of 3 feet. Sold in one, two and three gallon containers.
Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana) “Green Gem”- The Green Gem is a slow growing, deer resistant evergreen shrub noted for its rounded, globular shape that maintains it dark green foliage into winter. Typically used as a border or a hedge, the Green Gem generally reaches a height of 2 feet. It doesn't require pruning. Sold in one and three gallon containers.
Coral Bells (Heuchera) “Raspberry Ice”- ‘Raspberry Ice’ produces small two-tone pink flowers reaching a height of 20-24 inches in late spring to early summer. Sold in a one gallon container.
Forsythia (Forsythia X Intermedia) “Lynwood Gold”- You’ll know that Spring has arrived when the Lynwood Gold’s bright yellow flowers bloom in early spring giving way to dark green foliage for the rest of the season. Forsythia love full sun and grow to a height of 6 to 8 feet. Sold in two gallon containers.
Franklinia(Franklinia Alatamaha)- The Franklinia is a large shrub that can grow to a height of 30 feet and is known for its fragrant white flowers that appear in midsummer and last until fall. This shrub has an amazing history. This shrub became extinct in the wild sometime in the early 1880s. All Franklinias in existence today are descended from seed collected by Philadelphia botanist William Bartram in 1777. Bartram chose shrub’s name in homage to Benjamin Franklin. Sold in three gallon containers.
Gooseberry(Ribes) “Hinnomaki Red”- This Finnish heirloom is a rounded deciduous, fruit bearing shrub with white flowers blooming in spring. Bearing fruit in its initial planting year, the fruit can be used to make preserves or when fully ripened as a dessert. Its green, lobed leaves turn red in autumn. Gooseberries grow to a mature height of 3 - 5 feet and can tolerate partial shade. Sold in two gallon containers.
Grapes(Vitus labrusca) “Concord”- Concord grapes have dark blue or purple skin with large seeds. Highly aromatic, Concord Grapes are used to make grape jelly, juice and candy and sometimes wine. Sold in two gallon containers.
Grapes (Vitus labrusca) “Niagra”- The Niagra grape is round to oval shaped and is the leading green grape grown in the United States and is used for snacking, jams and juices and for wines. Sold in two gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) “Annabelle”- The Annabelle produces large white flowers that bloom in June and July towering above the shrub's foliage. Annabelles grow to a height of 3-5 feet with a spread of 4 feet. Sold in two gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) “Blushing Bride”- The Blushing Bride is a "mophead" because of the shape of it's flowers. This shrub produces white flowers that mature to a soft pink color. It is a selection from the "Endless Summer" family. Blooming in summer this hydrangea reaches a height of 3-6 feet with a spread that's also 3-6 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) “Endless Summer”- Also a "mophead", the Endless Summer produces large blue flowers on both old and new wood all summer long. If planted in alkaline soils the flowers are pink. The Endless Summer reaches a height of 3-5 feet with a spread that's also 3-5 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) “Glowing Embers”- Another "mophead", Glowing Embers produce very large (8") flowers in the summer that are crimson red that deepens to a purplish red. Glowing Embers reach a height of 3-4 feet with a spread of 4 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) “Nikko Blue”- The Nikko Blue produces tight rounded flowers with a deep blue color in summer. If planted in alkaline soils the flowers are pink. This shrub reaches a height of 3-5 feet with a spread that's also 3-5 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) “Limelight”- The Limelight, of Dutch origin, blooms in mid-summer producing bright chartreuse flowers that holds its color into autumn when they change to a deep pink hue. The Limelight reaches a height of 6-7 feet with a spread of 7-8 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) “Bloodgood”- Japanese Red Maple trees display red-colored leaves all summer that get brighter in fall, for a spectacular fall foliage. Red Japanese maples reach a height of 30' with a spread of 20'. Sold in three gallon containers.
Lilacs (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula) “Miss Kim”- The Miss Kim lilac bears single very fragrant light purple flowers in mid- to late season. In the fall, the foliage turns maroon. It's a compact shrub that grows to be 8 feet high by 8 feet wide. Sold in three gallon containers.
Lilacs (Syringa x prestoniae) “Donald Wyman”- The Donald Wyman lilac, also referred to as a Preston Lilac is a later blooming lilac that bears spicy fragranced purple shaded flowers. Sold in three gallon containers.
Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) “Dappled Dawn”- The Dappled Dawn lilac has deep blue-purple fragrant flowers but it's unique feature is its leaves which have an irregular yellow variegation adding a splash of yellow color lasting throughout the summer. This lilac grows 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. Sold in three gallon containers.
Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) “Yankee Doodle”- The Yankee Doodle lilac has heavily fragranced deep purple flowers with dark green foliage. It will grow to a height of 10 feet tall with a width of 5 feet. Sold in three gallon containers.
Raspberry (Rubus) “Heritage”- The Heritage Raspberry produces medium-sized red berries in mid-July and then again in early September. In addition to eating them freshly picked, it's exceptional flavor makes it an excellent choice for making pies and jams. These berries also freeze well. Sold in two gallon containers.
Raspberry (Rubus) “Jaclyn”- The Jaclyn Raspberry produces medium-sized dark red firm berries in mid-July and early September. Sold in two gallon containers.
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia Latifolia) “Pink Charm”- Mountain Laurel is the official flower of the State of Connecticut. It is an evergreen shrub closely related to azaleas and rhododenrdons. Blooming between May and June, Mountain Laurel produces round, clustered flowers of white or light pink. Mountain Laurel typically grows to a height of between 5 and 8 feet and prefers an acidic soil. Sold in one gallon containers.
Wisteria (Wisteria Frutescens) “Amethyst Falls”- Wisteria is a member of the pea family and is a wonderful edition to your garden as it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is deer resistant. Plant this vine on a trellis or along a wall. Wisteria has glossy green foliage with blue pea-like flowers that bloom in the Spring and again in the Summer. Mature plants will also provide you with a third bloom in September. Wisteria can reach a height of 8 to 10 feet and prefers sun to partial shade. Sold in two gallon containers.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Vernalis)- Witch Hazel is one of the earliest blooming shrubs, its bright yellow to orange-red flowers appearing in tight clusters in the warmer days of January or February. Because of this Witch Hazel is sometimes referrd to as Winterbloom. Witch Hazel performs best in full sun to partial shade. It’s a medium size ornamental shrub that typically grows to heights of 8 feet. Sold in three gallon containers. Did you know that East Hampton is the home of the world’s largest distributor of witch hazel for medicinal purposes?