Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Shrubs

A shrub or bush is a small to medium-sized woody plant. Unlike herbs, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height, and are usually under 6′ tall.

Cornus racemosa, Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood

Shrubby plant that is a member of the dogwood genus Cornus. White flowers.
Juniperus communis species, Juniper

Juniper

Coniferous plant, between 50-67 species of juniper are widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Thuga occidentalis, White Cedar or Arborvitae

White Cedar or Arborvitae

Evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family. Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Cornus sericea, Red Twig Dogwood

Red Twig Dogwood

Flowers are white 1.5 – 2.5″ diameter, flat clusters dull white small bloom.
Ilex verticillata, Michigan Holly

Michigan Holly

White flowers. Bright scarlet fruit grows in clusters and persists throughout winter. Only female produces fruit, and must have a male nearby for pollination.
Viburnum trilobum, American Cranberry Bush

American Cranberry Bush

Flowers are white. Fruits bright red or orange and persists throughout winter.
Viurnum dentatum, Arrowwood Viburnum

Arrowwood Viburnum

Spring white flowers. Fruit is dark purple to black.
Diervilla lonicera, Bush Honeysuckle

Bush Honeysuckle

Genus of three species of deciduous shrubs all indigenous to eastern North America. Flower is yellow.
Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry Viburnum

Nannyberry Viburnum

Also known as sheepberry, or sweet viburnum. Small, white, fragrant flowers.
Lindera benzoin, Spicebush

Spicebush

Yellow flowers, usually observed in the mid spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall.
Physocarpus opulifolius, Ninebark

Ninebark

Deciduous shrub with ornamental white flowers May to June. Plant several of these as a privacy screen along your property line. Great for erosion control or for areas where conditions […]
Potentilla fructiocosa, Shrubby Cinquefoil

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Dense, bushy shrub with upright, slender branches. Produces bright yellow flowers for most of the growing season.
Hypericum kalmianum, Kalm St. Johnswort

Kalm St. Johns wort

Flowers are yellow and numerous, about 1″ wide. They have 5 petals with block dots on each petal and many long, protruding stamens.
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