Category: Zone 6


Rhus typhina

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9th April

Staghorn Sumac

Grows to 20 feet and spreads to form colonies. Upright, open habit with fuzzy stems.  Yellow flowers are followed by large, upright clusters of red fruit that are eaten by birds. Common in old pastures and open areas. Can be aggressive and hard to remove once established. Good for erosion control. Incredible orange to red fall color. Tolerates poor conditions. Full to partial sun.  Dry to moist, well drained soil.

Zones 3-8



Rhus aromatica

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9th April

Fragrant Sumac

Grows 3 to 6 feet and 4 to10 feet wide. Found on dunes, open dry woods and banks. Pale yellow flowers emerge with leaves. Leaves are strongly scented and have red-burgandy fall foliage. Red clustered seed pods on female plants. Good for erosion control. Full to partial sun.  Moist to dry, well drained soil.

Zones 4-9



Rhodendron viscosum

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9th April

Swamp Azalea

Grow 4 to 10 feet high and 3 to 5 feet wide. Found in wooded and open swamps and along stream banks. White to light pink summer blooms with a clove like scent.  Reddish fall color. Sun to light shade. Moist to wet soil.

Zones 4-9



Rhododendron canadense

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9th April

Rhodora

A deciduous rhododendron growing from 1 to 3 feet with many branches and showy, rose to purple flowers in spring. Often seen in large colonies in bogs and wet pastures.  Full to partial sun. Wet, cold, peaty soil.

Zones 3-6



Quercus rubra

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9th April

Red Oak

Grows to 70 feet. Northern-most Eastern oak. Rapid growing and an important lumber tree. Acorns are a food source for wildlife. Full to partial sun.  Moist to dry soil.

Zones 3-8



Quercus illicifolia

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9th April

Scrub Oak

Grows 4 to 10 feet with similar spread.  Multi-stemmed shrub found in pine barrens and rocky mountain-side openings. Yellowish, green blooms in spring followed by acorns. Tolerant of fire; has many dormant buds that resprout from roots after a burn. Sun to light shade. Dry to moist well-drained soil.

Zones 4-7



Quercus alba

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9th April

White Oak

Grows up to 70 feet. Large, stately, slow growing tree found on sandy upland, gravely ridges and moist bottom lands. Acorns are food source for wildlife. Full to partial sun, moist to moderately dry soils.

Zones 4-9



Prunus pumila

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9th April

Sand Cherry

Grows 1 to 2 feet high, spreading to 3 to 6 feet. White blossoms in spring before leaves open. Found in sandy areas, often around lake and pond shorelines. Full sun. Moist to dry, well-drained soils.

Zones 3-6



Prunus maritima

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9th April

Beach Plumb

Grows 6 to 8 feet. A round spreading shrub with white flowers in spring and edible, purple fruit in fall.  Makes a great jam. Found along beaches and sand dunes. Good for birds. Full sun. Sandy, well-drained soil. Salt and drought tolerant.

Zones 4-8



Prunus americana

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9th April

American Plum

Grows 5 to 15 feet with similar spread. Thicket forming shub or small tree.  Forms colonies. White flowers from May to June and yellow-red fruits August to October. Fruits are eaten by wildlife. Full to partial Sun. Moist to moderately dry soil.

Zones 4-9