Category: Zone 9


Black Huckleberry

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Black Huckleberry

9th April

Gaylussacia baccata

Grows 1 to 3 feet tall. Slowly colonizing shrub with light pink blooms in spring followed by black fruit with wildlife value. Excellent red fall colors. Found in pine barrens and rocky upland forest openings. Sun to Shade. Moist to dry, well-drained acidic soil.

Zones 4-9



American Persimmon

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on American Persimmon

9th April

Diospyros virginiana

Grows 30 to 50 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide. Blooms in late Spring followed by orange-red fruit  in the fall. Both male and female plants are needed for fruiting. Attracts wildlife and is good for human consumption after frost. Sun to partial sun. Moist to dry soil.

Zones 4-9



Clematis virginiana

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

9th April

Virgin’s Bower

A climbing vine to 20 feet that sprawls over surrounding vegetation or up trees. Attractive clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by silky, plume-like seeds heads. Moist soil, full sun to partial shade.

Zones 3-9



Chelone glabra

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

9th April

White Turtlehead

Grows 2 to 4 feet with slender, dark-green leaves and long-blooming spikes of  white snapdragon-like flowers. Blooms summer to fall. Spreads to form patches. Found in wet areas along streams, lakes and in wet meadows. Full to partial sun. Rich, acidic, moist to wet soil.

Zones 3-9



Ceanothus americana

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Ceanothus americana

9th April

New Jersey Tea

Small shrub, 2 to 3 feet high and wide. Oval dark green leaves on a finely branched shrub with cream-white flowers in mid summer. Nitrogen fixer. Partial sun to sun. Prefers well drained acidic, sandy or rocky soil.

Zones 4-9



Baptisia leucantha

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Baptisia leucantha

9th April

Prairie False Indigo

Grows 3 to 4 feet. Tall grass prairie plant, native from Minnesota to Texas. Thick, upright stems hold white blooms in spring. Nitrogen fixer. Sun to partial sun. Moist to dry soil.

Zones 4-9



Baptisia australis

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Baptisia australis

9th April

Blue False Indigo

Bushy plant grows 3 to 4 feet with rich, bluish-green leaves and loose clusters of blue, pea-like flowers in spring or summer. Native from New York to Georgia. Nitrogen fixer. Sun to partial sun. Best in rich soil, but tolerates poor and dry conditions.

Zones 4-9



Asclepias tuberosa

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

9th April

Butterfly Weed

Grows 1 to 3 feet.  Vigorous, upright plants with narrow, green leaves and showy, bright-orange flowers in summer that attract butterflies. Full sun. Prefers sandy, well-drained soil. Tolerates dry, infertile conditions.

Zones 3-9



Asclepias incarnata

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

8th April

Swamp Milkweed

Grows 2 to 4 feet.  Long, narrow, lance shaped leaves with pink flowers in summer that attract butterflies.  Full sun to partial shade. Moist to wet soil, but will tolerate moderately dry conditions.

Zones 3-9



Aristolochia durior

Posted by bushnellryan in Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9. Comments Off on Aristolochia durior

8th April

Dutchman’s Pipe

Vine 20 to 30 feet. Native to the Cumberland and Blue Ridge Mountains. Large, heart shaped leaves make an effective screen. Food source for the Swallowtail Butterfly caterpiller. Moist, well drained soils. Shade to sun.

Zones 4-9