Category Archives: Shrub

SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

This attractive native shrub, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), is a member of the Rose family and is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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Native Blooms for the Summer Garden

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills as she describes the characteristics and attributes of 35 native perennials, woody plants, and grasses that bloom during the summer months. Continue reading

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Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac) is vigorous, ground-hugging shrub that makes an excellent ground cover, suckering and filling in areas quickly. Its glossy foliage turns brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and purples in fall. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely resident of wet prairies, meadows, and marshes has multi- season interest with pink blooms, yellow fall foliage, and interesting bark. The tiny flowers on its spire-like flower plumes resemble those of invasive Japanese Spiraea, for which it is a good native substitute. Continue reading

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