Category: Zone 9


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 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



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



Pachysandra procumbuns

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9th April

Allegheny Spurge

Grows 6 to 10 inches. Clumping ground cover with semi-evergreen leaves mottled with an irregular silver pattern. Fragrant white blooms in early spring are an early nectar sources for insects. Native to moist woods of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Slow growing and hardy. Grows best in shade to partial shade in moist fertile soils but will tolerate drought once established.

Zones 4-9



Lonicera prolifera

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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



Lindera bezoin

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9th April

Spicebush

Grows 8 to 15 feet high.  An upright, spreading shrub with yellow flowers before leaves appear in spring. Shiny, red fruit close to the stem through summer and fall.  Fruit, leaves and twigs have a spicy smell when crushed. Found in damp woods. Good for birds.  Partial sun to shade. Moist to wet soil.

Zones 4-9



Iris versicolor

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9th April

Northern Blue Flag Iris

Grows 2 to 4 feet. Wide, flat, sword-shaped, blue-green leaves. Showy blue-purple blooms in late spring. Found around lakeshores, swamps and wet meadows. Moist to wet soil. Sun to light shade.

Zones 4-9



Ilex verticillata

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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