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Staphylea trifolia
-15 ft. in height
-prefers full sun or light shade
-prefers rich, moist soil
-flowers in early summer

Sambucus canadensis
-6-12 ft. in height
-prefers sandy or loamy soil rich in humus and nitrogen
-enjoys partial sun, partial shade
-blooms midsummer

Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia
-5-15 ft. in height -tolerates full sun to full shade
-requires humus-rich, well drained acidic soil
-blooms in late spring

Purple Flowering Raspberry
Rubus odoratus
-3-6 ft. in height
-prefers full to partial shade
-prefers moist soil
-flowers over a long period

Pussy Willow
Salix discolor
-13-25 ft. tall
-can grow in most soils but needs compost
-prefers full sun but can survive in shade

Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia
-5-12 ft. tall
-prefers sun to partial shade
-prefer humus-rich, well drained neutral to acid soil
-blooms in spring
-red berries appear in fall and remain throughout winter

Sand Cherry
Prunus pumila
-6-8 ft. in height
-requires sandy-loamy well drained acidic soils
-requires full sun
-flowers in may
-dark blue-black fruits in the fall

Halesia tetraptera, carolina
-20-30 ft. tall
-requires moist, well-drained acidic soil
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-flowers in early spring

Virginia Rose
Rosa virginiana
-3-5 ft. tall
-does well in dry, sandy soils, well drained, acidic
-prefers full sun
-blooms in late summer
-flowers are replaced by red berries that can be eaten by butterflies and birds

Wild Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens
-can grow up to 6 ft. in height and width
-prefers full sun
-prefers humus-rich, well drained acidic soil

Winterberry Holly
Ilex verticillata
-6-10 ft. tall
-prefers full sun
-requires moist humus-rich, well drained acidic soil
-scarlet berries in winter

Witch Hazel
Hamamelis virginiana, vernalis
-2-5 ft. in height
-prefers full sun to light shade
-prefers moist well drained fertile soil but is very tolerant of most soils
-flowers midsummer


American Highbush Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum
-8-12 ft. in height
-prefers rich, well-drained soil, can be dry
-prefers full sun or partial shade
-blooms in late spring

V. dentatum
-6-10 ft. in height
-prefers moist, well-drained acidic soils, intolerant of drought
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-blooms in spring

Black Haw
V. prunifolium
-12-14 ft. tall
-prefers full sun to partial shade
-prefers rich, moist soil
-blooms in spring

Hobble Bush
V. alnifolium
-3-6 ft. tall
-prefers shade
-prefers moist, well-drained soils
-blooms mid-summer

Mapleleaf Viburnum
V. acerifolium
-5-6 ft. in height
-shade tolerant, full to partial shade
-prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates dry soils
-blooms in early summer

V. lentage
-16-18 ft. tall
-does well in either full sun or full shade
-prefers rich loam to clay loam soils
-flowers bloom in may

Rusty Blackhaw
V. rufidulum
-15-20 ft. tall
-prefers full to partial sun but is very shade tolerant
-tolerates dry soil, very adaptable
-blooms in spring

V. cassinoides
-5-12 ft. in height
-prefers partial sun to full shade
-very tolerant of soils
-flowers in late summer

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