Most of us know jade plant as an easy-to-grow houseplant that looks like a miniature tree.
Though not the easiest ground cover to grow, wintergreen offers great ornamental value.
Serbian spruce has a graceful, spire-like shape and drooping side branches that sweep upward.
Few things spark up a dull winter landscape like the glowing red-orange stems of coral bark willow.
Winterberry provides a spectacular fruit display from autumn into winter.
This unique conifer is not a true pine, but its elegant foliage looks rather pine-like.
Common ninebark is a large native shrub with modest ornamental interest. But the introduction of purple-leafed cultivars, starting with Diabolo, has made this a must-have shrub for colorful landscapes.
Summersweet produces upright stems that are covered with small white or pink flowers in summer.
Here are our picks for 2012's best new plants.
Virginia sweetspire produces white flowers in spring and colorful foliage in fall.