Native Plants: Shrubs
   
American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Full sun, moist, high organic matter soil, 2-6’
Evergreen foliage turns reddish-purple in fall, fall berries for birds and mammals, zone 2-6
Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
Full sun to shade, moist, acidic soil, drought tolerant, 6-8’
Evergreen, foundation, border, mass plantings, zone 4-9
American cranberry bush (Viburnum trilobum)
Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained soil,
adapts to various conditions, 8-12’
White flowers, red fall and winter berries, zone 2-7
Red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Full sun to shade, moist, well-drained, acidic soil, adaptable, 6-12’
White fall berries for birds, bright red stems, zone 2-7
Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained soil, adapts to
various conditions, 6-12’
Salt tolerant, fall berries for birds, zone 3-8
Shadbush (Amelanchier arborea or A. Canadensis)
Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained, acidic soil, 15-20’
Good for wet areas, edible summer berries, zone 3-8
Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
Full sun to part shade, poor soils, drought and salt tolerant, 5-12’
Yellow flowers, winter berries, zone 3-6
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained soil, 6-12’
Flowers attract butterflies, fall berries for birds and mammals, zone 4-9
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Full sun to part shade, moist soil, 6-8’
Late summer flowers, fall to winter fruit, zone 5-11
Sweet pepperbush or Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)
Full sun to shade, moist to wet acidic soil, salt tolerant, 6-8’
White flowers, pale yellow to golden brown fall color, attracts butterflies,
zone 3-9
Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
Full sun to part shade, various soil conditions, 6-10’
White flowers, winter berries, zone 4-9
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica)
Full sun to part shade, moist soil, tolerant of wet conditions, 3-5’
White flowers, reddish-purple fall color, zone 5-9
Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii, F. major)
Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained, acidic soil, 6-10’
White flowers, yellow, orange, scarlet fall color, zone 4-8
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Full sun to part shade, moist, acidic soil, 6-10’
Red winter berries for birds, need female and male plants for berries, zone 3-9
Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Full sun to part shade, moist to dry, acidic soil, 6-12’
White flowers, summer berries for birds and mammals, zone 3-6
Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis)
Full sun to part shade, moist soil, 6-12’
Very early, fragrant showy yellow to red flowers, January-April, zone 4-8

For more information and many more native plants:
http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/garden/index.html
www.enature.com
http://plants.usda.gov/index.html
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