Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

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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.


Blooming in May, the provide pollination early in the season. The white-pink blossoms have five petals and bloom at stem terminal ends in clusters of 4-20. The fruit is red-purple and small and forms in early to mid summer. The fruits are important to wildlife.

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