Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Under-Story Trees

Quite simply, Under-Story Trees are a shrub or tree that is small enough and sufficiently shade tolerant to thrive under the canopies of other, taller trees. The types of Under-Story Trees that will work in your woodland garden depend on the sun that reaches the floor.

Amelanchier laevis or arborea or interior, Serviceberry


One of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family.
Cornus alternifolia, Pagoda Dogwood

Pagoda Dogwood

Small white flowers 2″ wide, flat-topped clusters. Clusters of bluish-black berries (drupes) and red peduncles (flower stalks); ripen in July.
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