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Inkberry

Ilex glabra Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Moist to Average • Bloom Time: May, June – flowers called cymes are inconspicuous • Size: 3-8 feet tall, 3-6 foot spread, depending on cultivar As like other hollies, Inkberry is...

Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Wet, average • Bloom Time: White to pinkish flowers in July, August • Size: 4-8 feet in height; 4-6 foot spread Plant Sweet Pepperbush where you are able to smell the spicy,...

Scrub Oak

Quercus ilicifolia Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun • Soils: Dry, average • Bloom Time: Insignificant • Size: 12-20 feet in height Scrub Oak is also called Bear Oak and is one of the smaller and more gnarled oaks in New England. It recolonizes...

Spicebush

Lindera benzoin Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun to shade • Soils: Wet, average • Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in April, May • Size: 6-12 feet in height; 6-12 foot spread Plant in naturalized woodland gardens with both male and female plants for...

Shadbush

Amelanchier canadensis Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Acidic moist, well-drained, average • Bloom Time: White flowers in April, May • Size: 10-18 feet in height; 5-10 foot spread Also called Serviceberry, it is good for...

Bayberry

Morella caroliniensis Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade • Soils: Moist to dry • Bloom Time: Inconspicuous flowers appear in early spring- May • Size: 5-10 feet in height Ubiquitous on Cape Cod, it is adapted to the Cape’s...

New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade • Soils: Well-drained, moderate to dry • Bloom Time: White flowers in June, July, August • Size: 2-3 feet in height; 2-3 foot spread This low growing shrub can serve as...

Pasture Rose

Rosa carolina Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Average to wet • Bloom Time: Showy pink flowers in June, July, August • Size: 2-4 feet in height; 3-4 foot spread Plant the low maintenance native rose shrub in borders, mass...

Sweet Fern

Comptonia peregrina Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Sandy, acidic, dry to moist • Bloom Time: Inconspicuous yellowish green flowers in April, May, June • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 4-8 foot spread Plant the nitrogen-fixing...

American Elderberry

Sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun to part shade • Soils: Wet to dry • Bloom Time: White flowers in May, June, July • Size: 5-8 feet in height; 3-8 foot spread Plant this native as a hedge or alone. Berries and...