Special Collections

Conservation Gardening Shrubs and Trees

Collection of recommended native shrubs and trees.

Last Update: 2019-08-22

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
ACFL Acer floridanum Southern Sugar Maple 50–80 ft. detail
ACLE Acer leucoderme Chalk Maple Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 ft. detail
ACRU Acer rubrum Red Maple Perennial Tree 50–115 ft. detail
AEPA2 Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
AEPA Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
AESY Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
AGPO2 Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
AMAR3 Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
ARAR7 Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
ASTR Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
BENI Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
CAAM2 Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CAFLG Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus Smooth Sweetshrub Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
CACA18 Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
CEAM Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
CEOC2 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CECA4 Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
CHTH2 Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
CHVI3 Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
CLKE Cladrastis kentukea Kentucky Yellow-wood Perennial Tree 36-72 ft. detail
CLAL3 Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
COAM2 Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
COFL2 Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
CRPH Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 ft. detail
CYRA Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
DISE Diervilla sessilifolia Smooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle Perennial Shrub 3-6 ft. detail
DIVI5 Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
EUAM9 Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
FAGR Fagus grandifolia American Beech Perennial Tree 50-80 feet detail
FOGA Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Witchalder Perennial Shrub 3 ft. detail
HACA3 Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 30-40 ft. detail
HADI3 Halesia diptera Common Two-wing Silverbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
HAVI4 Hamamelis virginiana American Witch-hazel Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-20 ft.; width 8-20 ft. detail
HYAR Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
HYQU3 Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 6-8 ft.; width 6-8 ft. detail
HYHY Hypericum hypericoides St. Andrew's Cross Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 1-3 ft. detail
HYPR Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St-John's-wort Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 1-4 ft. detail
ILDE Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
ILGL Ilex glabra Inkberry Perennial Shrub 5-8 ft. detail
ILAT Ilex ×attenuata Topal Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-25 ft. detail
ILOP Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
ILVE Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
ILVO Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
ILPA Illicium parviflorum Yellow Anise-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-10 feet detail
ITVI Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
JUVI Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar Perennial Tree (2–)10–20(–37) m tall. detail
KALA Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
LEFO Leucothoe fontanesiana Mountain Doghobble Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
LIBE3 Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
MAGR4 Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
MAMA2 Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia Perennial Tree 30- 40 ft. detail
MATR Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
MAVI2 Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
MOCE2 Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
NYSY Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Perennial Tree 60 plus feet detail
OSAM Osmanthus americanus Devilwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-20 ft detail
OSVI Ostrya virginiana American Hop-hornbeam Perennial Tree, Shrub 25-40 ft. detail
OXAR Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet or more detail
PHOP Physocarpus opulifolius Atlantic Ninebark Perennial Shrub to 8 ft. detail
PRCA Prunus caroliniana Carolina Laurel Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
PRSE2 Prunus serotina Black Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub to 50 ft. detail
RHAR3 Rhododendron arborescens Smooth Azalea Perennial Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
RHAT Rhododendron atlanticum Dwarf Azalea Perennial Shrub 2-6 ft. detail
RHAU Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
RHCA4 Rhododendron calendulaceum Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
RHPE4 Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
RHPR2 Rhododendron prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 ft.; width 4-6 ft. detail
RHVI2 Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea Perennial Shrub 5 feet detail
RHAR4 Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac Perennial Shrub 2 feet up-8 feet spread detail
RHGL Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 9-15 ft. detail
RHTY Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac Perennial Shrub, Tree to 30 feet detail
SACA12 Sambucus canadensis Common Elderberry height and spread 8-12 feet detail
SAAL5 Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
STAM4 Styrax americanus American Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-15 ft. detail
STGR4 Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
TADI2 Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
THOC2 Thuja occidentalis American Arborvitae Perennial Tree 20-40 ft. detail
TIAM Tilia americana American Basswood Perennial Tree to 50 ft. detail
TSCA Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
VAAR Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet x 15 feet detail
VACO Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
VIAC Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
VINU Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
VIPR Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
VIRA Viburnum rafinesqueanum Downy Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub up-6 feet detail
ZEPU3 Zenobia pulverulenta Honeycup Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail