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Beaked Hazelnut

Beaked Hazelnut

Corylus cornuta Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full, partial • Soils: Medium-dry to Moist, well-drained • Bloom Time: February, March • Size: 3-8ft tall A true Cape Cod native shrub. Foliage turns bright yellow in fall. Male catkins appear before...

Buttonbush

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full to part sun • Soils: Moist to wet soils. Tolerates standing water • Bloom Time: Mid-Summer • Size: up to 12 ft Showy, pom-pom like flowers attract tons of butterflies and hummingbirds....

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun to part shade or filtered shade • Soils: Moist, well-drained soils • Bloom Time: May, June, July • Size: 6-8 feet. Perfect size, low maintenance shrub for an informal hedge or as a...

Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

Salix discolor Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun • Soils: Moist to wet soils. • Bloom Time: February, March • Size: Up to 20ft tall, often shorter. Tolerates being cut back aggressively. Fast growing shrub. Appreciates being cut back every...

Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel

Kalmia angustifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average, dry or moist • Bloom Time: Pink flowers in June, July • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread Adaptable to a variety of sites, plant in naturalized areas,...

Smooth Sumac

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

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

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

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

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...