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Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial, Shade • Soils: Medium to dry • Bloom Time: June, July • Size: 10-20 feet tall, spread 20 feet Colony-forming shrub – most noticeable for its brilliant fall color and bright red fruit....

Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial • Soils: Medium to dry • Bloom Time: June, July • Size: 2-6 feet tall, spread 6-10 feet Good fast growing ground cover for banks and slopes. Can be massed or used in wind breaks. It...

Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial, Shade • Soils: Medium to dry • Bloom Time: June, July • Size: 15-25 feet tall Colony-forming shrub – most noticeable for its brilliant fall color and bright red fruit. The plant is...

Groundsel Bush

Baccharis halimifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Light shade to full sun • Soils: Sandy to loamy, moist to wet, well-drained • Bloom Time: August, September, October • Size: 3-10 feet in height Also called sea-myrtle or saltbush, inconspicuous...

Dwarf Witch Alder

Fothergilla gardenii Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun to part shade • Soils: Well-drained, Average • Bloom Time: May, June • Size: 1 to 3 feet in height A native to the southeastern states, this deciduous shrub does well on Cape Cod. The white...

Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptista tinctoria Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun to part shade • Soils: Well-drained average to dry • Bloom Time: June, July • Size: 2-3 feet tall with 2-3 foot spread Yellow wild indigo is also called horsefly weed. It is an upright...

Black Huckleberry

Gaylussacia baccata Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, Part Shade, Shade • Soils: Dry, moist • Bloom Time: Spring blossoms - April, May, June • Size: 1-2 feet in height Gaylussacia baccata closely resembles the native blueberry plants (Vaccinium...

Winterberry

Ilex verticillata Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade, shade • Soils: Moist, medium wet, medium, dry (once established) • Bloom Time: White flowers in June • Size: 6-10 feet in height Known for its stunning red berries in the late fall...

Swamp Azalea

Rhododendron viscosum Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Shade, part shade • Soils: Average, moist • Bloom Time: White in June, July • Size: 3-5 feet in height; 3-5 feet spread Plant Swamp Azalea as a hedge, in a mixed border, native plant garden, or...

Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade, shade • Soils: Average, wet • Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in late October, November, December • Size: 6-15 feet in height; 6-15 foot spread Witch Hazel works well as a border...