Category: Zone 3


Myrica gale

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6. Comments Off on Myrica gale

9th April

Sweet Gale

Grows 2 to 5 feet high and spreads 3 to 6 feet. Slowly suckering shrub with  dark-green, aromatic foliage. Found in swamps, bogs and lakeshores. Good for shore-dwelling birds. Moist to wet soil. Sun to partial sun.

Zones 2-6



Mitchela repens

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8. Comments Off on Mitchela repens

9th April

Partridge Berry

Grows 1 to 2 inches high. Slow creeping evergreen groundcover. Small, fragrant white blooms in spring. Attractive red berries last throughout the winter. Found in woodlands. Prefers shade. Moist to dry soil.

Zones 3-8



Lonicera prolifera

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Lonicera prolifera

9th April

Moon-vine honeysuckle

Shrubby vine growing to 10 feet. Yellow flowers in early summer, followed by red berries that attract birds. Sun to partial shade. Moderately dry to moderately most soil.

Zones 3-9



Ilex verticillata

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Ilex verticillata

9th April

Winterberry

Grows 6 to 10 feet with similar spread. Multi-stemmed shrub with small white flowers  followed by red berries that persist into winter. Ornamental fruiting stems are used in floral arrangements. Both male and female plants are needed for fruit. Yellow fall color. Found in swampy areas but will grow in drier soils. Good for birds. Sun to partial sun.  Moist to wet soil.

Zones 3-9



Bush Honeysuckle

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7. Comments Off on Bush Honeysuckle

9th April

Diervilla lonicera

Grows 2 to 4 feet with similar spread. Yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. Bronze-red young foliage. Found in open, rocky woods and field edges. Great erosion control plant. Sun to shade.  Moist to dry soil. Drought tolerant.

Zones 3-7



Swamp Loostrife

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7. Comments Off on Swamp Loostrife

9th April

Decadon verticillatus

Grows 2 to 8 feet. A woody perennial often found lakeside in shallow water where it proliferates by rooting arching stem tips into the mud. Pink ½ inch blooms in July and August followed by red berries. Not to be confused with the invasive Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Wet soil. Sun to partial Sun.

Zones 3-7



Cornus sericea

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7. Comments Off on Cornus sericea

9th April

Red-Osier Dogwood

Grows 8 to 10 feet with similar spread.  Spreads rapidly by underground shoots. Clusters of white flowers in spring followed by white berries in the fall. Plants have attractive red twigs providing winter interest and browse for wildlife. Berries are good for birds. Sun to partial sun. Moist to wet soil. Tolerates poor drainage. Found along lake, stream and river edges and in wet areas. Good for birds.

Zones 2-7



Cornus racemosa

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8. Comments Off on Cornus racemosa

9th April

Grey Dogwood

Grows 10 to 12 feet with similar spread.  A multi-stemmed, spreading shrub with white flowers in spring and white berries in summer.  Red bark turns gray with age.  Sun to shade. Durable plant the tolerates a variety of soils. Found along roadsides, in open thickets and swamp edges.  Good for birds and wildlife.

Zones 3-8



Cornus canadensis

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6. Comments Off on Cornus canadensis

9th April

Bunchberry

Woodland groundcover that grows to 6 inches and spreads by underground by rhizomes. Has four showy white bracts that surround the flowers in early summer, followed by a clusters of red berries. Generally a shade plant but will grow in full sun in cooler areas. Needs cool, moist, acidic soil.

Zones 2-6



Cornus alternafolia

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8. Comments Off on Cornus alternafolia

9th April

Pagoda Dogwood

Grows 15 to 25 feet high and 5 to 15 feet wide. Spreading flat-topped crown with layers of horizontal branches. Fragrant, white flowers and blue fruit. Maroon fall color. Red stems in winter.  Partial sun to shade. Cool, moist, well-drained soil.

Zones 3-8