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Native Plants for the Landscape Guide - Shrubs and Small Trees for Sunny/Dry, Wet, and Shady Sites

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Shrubs/small trees for dry, sunny sites:

Am. Hophornbeam            Ostrya virginiana                                 

Bayberry                       Myrica pensylvanica

Bearberry                      Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

E. Red Cedar                 Juniperus virginiana

Flame azalea                 Rhododendron calendulaceum

Fragrant sumac             Rhus aromatica

Pagoda dogwood            Cornus alternifolia

Redbud                         Cercis canadensis

Shrubs/small trees for moist sites  - edges of ponds, streams, swamps, & lower slopes of hills.  Most will tolerate somewhat drier conditions as well.              

Chokeberry                    Aronia arbutifolia, A. melanocarpa

Elderberry                     Sambucus canadensis

Inkberry             Ilex glabra

Rosebay                       Rhododendron maximum

Shrubby Dogwoods            Cornus sericea, C. amomum, C. racemosa

Spicebush                     Lindera benzoin           

Sweet Pepperbush            Clethra alnifolia

Winterberry                   Ilex verticillata

Witch Hazel                  Hamamelis virginiana

Wetland trees & shrubs - suitable for seasonally flooded sites and at the edge of water bodies.

American hornbeam            Carpinus caroliniana

Buttonbush                    Cephalanthus occidentalis

Inkberry             Ilex glabra

River Birch                     Betula nigra

Spicebush                     Lindera benzoin

Swamp Azalea              Rhododendron viscosum

Sweet Pepperbush            Clethra alnifolia

Winterberry                   Ilex verticillata


Shrubs/small trees for shaded sites:

Azaleas              Rhododendron canadense, R. calendulaceum, R. periclymenoides

Hazelnut                             Corylus americana

Maple-leaved Viburnum         Viburnum acerifolium

Mountain Laurel                      Kalmia latifolia

Rhododendrons                       Rhododendron maximum