Category: Zone 7


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



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 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



Pontederia cordata

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9th April

Pickerelweed

Emergent aquatic plant growing 2 to 3 feet tall. Found in calm, shallow water areas such as pond margins, marshes and ditches. Often forms large colonies. Attractive violet-blue flowers in summer provide excellent nectar and pollen for insects. The seeds and leaves are eaten by waterfowl, and the leaves are eaten by deer and muskrats. Full to partial sun. Shallow water to wet mucky soil.

Zones 4-9



Physocarpus opulfolius

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9th April

Ninebark

Grows 6 to 12 feet with similar spread. White blooms late spring to early summer followed by red seed heads. Found  in rocky soil, stream banks and lakeshores. Very good nectar and pollen plant for a wide range of insects. Provides shelter for birds. Effective for erosion control. Very tough and adaptable. Sun to light shade. Moist to dry soil.

Zones 4-8



Peltandra virginana

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9th April

Arrow Arum

Slow-spreading, 2 to 3 foot tall aquatic perennial with large, oblong to triangular, bright green, basal leaves. Commonly found spreading along shallow waterways. Blooms late spring to early summer followed by brown berries eaten by waterfowl. Sun to partial shade, wet soils.
Zones 4-9



Parthenocissua quinquefolia

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9th April

Virginian Creeper

Rapidly growing vine to 40 feet. Will grow up trees or as a ground cover. Makes an effective screen on fences. Deep-green, palmate leaves turn brilliant red in fall.  Blooms early summer followed by dark blue-black berries in fall.  Good for birds.  Sun to shade. Adaptable to most soils.

Zones 4-9