Shrubs

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Where to see these shrubs in our demonstration gardens

Many of the shrubs recommended in this section can easily be seen in person at local public gardens. Four of these gardens that feature native plants are designed and maintained by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, serving Arlington and Alexandria.

Print version: Index of shrubs and where to see them

Perennials1

Perennials2

Other local public gardens where these shrubs may be seen:

The Potomac Overlook Native Plant Garden, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, VA 22207, next to the demonstration Organic Vegetable Garden maintained by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, has a variety of shrubs, including Hamamelis virginiana, Witch Hazel in section 20; Lindera benzoin, Spicebush in section 7; Physocarpus opulifolius, Ninebark in section 8; and a relative of Viburnum prunifolium, Black Haw in section 9. The garden is maintained by Audubon at Home, the Virginia Native Plant Society, and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists is collaboration with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Learn about specific shrubs: