|Richard Webb, Self-empolyed horticulturist, Bugwood.org|
Serviceberry (Juneberry), Amelanchier canadensis: Native shrub or small tree growing 10-25' tall. Flowers are white with bright green foliage. Berries are relished by grouse and various songbirds. Does well in dry to moist soils with full sun, though it will tolerate some shade.
| Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org|
Highbush Cranberry, Viburnum trilobum: Native shrub growing up to 12’ tall. Produces clusters of white flowers with bright scarlet berries in the fall. Performs well in a broad range of soil types and will tolerate a high degree of shade once established. Excellent winter food for ruffed grouse.
|Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org|
Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana: Native shrub growing 13-20' tall. Dense clusters of white flowers are followed by red fruit ripening to dark purple in late summer. Widely regarded as an important wildlife food plant and provides habitat, watershed protection, and species diversity. Does best in sandy/loam and poor soils.
|USDA-NRCS Plants Database, Herman D.E., et al., 1996. North Dakota tree handbook, USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee, NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck |
Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina: Native shrub growing up to 20’ tall. Develops clusters of scarlet berries that are an excellent winter food for wildlife. Has a wide spreading root system which makes it a good plant for soil stabilization. Prefers dry to moist, infertile soils with full sun.
| Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org|
Lilac, Syringa vulgaris: Fast-growing shrub reaching a height over 15’. Makes a nice screen in 3 to 4 years when planted 6 to 8’ apart or can be trimmed as a hedge. Does best in well-drained silty, clay, or loamy soils in full sun. Produces large, fragrant, lilac flowers in mid-Spring.
Red Osier Dogwood
|Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org|
Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus stolonifera: Native shrub growing up to 10'tall. Showy, red to purplish branches with whitish berries. Leaves are oblong with pointed tips and turn dark red in the fall. Prefers moist soils with full sun. Excellent food for wildlife, the dogwood is a must for winter interest in the garden.
|Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulturist, Bugwood.org|
Nannyberry, Viburnum lentago: Large, native, hardwood shrub growing up to 25' tall. Prefers moist, well drained soils but is adaptable to poorly drained soils. Grows in both shade and sun. A favorite winter food for wildlife.
|Iowa State University Extension|
Pussy Willow, Salix discolor: Wetland shrub or small tree growing up to 20' tall. Ideal for areas of landscape suffering from poor drainage. Grows best in full sun and produces furry catkins/cylindrical flower clusters in early spring which can be used for decoration when pruned back. Interesting foliage color into the fall.
|Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org|
Beaked Hazelnut, Coylus cornuta: Medium-sized shrub reaching up to 12' high. Flowers in April to May and produces flavorful nuts in early fall. Prefers open sites in hardwood forests or along forest edges. Creates a nice screen when fully grown. Excellent for wildlife.
|Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org|
American Hazelnut, Corylus americana: A dense, thicket-forming shrub reaching up to 12' in height. Yellowish-brown catkins are showy in late winter and early spring. Fall color varies from bright yellow to deep wine-red. Edible nuts eaten by birds and squirrels. Prefers moist to dry, well-drained soils in shade to partial shade.
This page last updated on 8/19/2015.