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Sweet Pepperbush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Highbush Blueberry

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum Growing Information • Plant Type: Shrub • Sunlight: Sun - Shade • Soils: Moist to dry • Bloom Time: White flowers in May, June • Size: 3-12 feet in height; 3-7 foot spread Highbush Blueberry is excellent for naturalized landscaping. Provides...