54 Ornamental Garden Selections
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Evergreen / Coniferous Trees
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Tamarack Larix laricina 60' 30'-35' full Medium Wet to Mesic cone Yellow 2-4 Ornamental Garden
Deciduous Shrubs
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Regent Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' 4'-6' 5'-6' full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June White June-July Blue Purple Black pome fruit Red Orange Yellow Bird 3-7 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Glossy Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa 4'-6' 4'+ full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-July White July-October Blue Black pome fruit Red Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Native Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa 'Rusk Co.' 5' 5'+ full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-July White July-October Blue Black pome fruit Red Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 2'-3' 3'-5' full Mesic-Dry to Dry June-August White August-September Orange Black drupe leaves Yellow Butterfly Bee Deer Bumblebee 3-5 Ornamental Garden
Red Root / Narrow-Leaf New Jersey Tea Ceanothus ovatus 3' 1'6"-3' full part Mesic-Dry to Dry June White June-July Orange Black drupe Yellow Butterfly Bee Deer Bumblebee Ornamental Garden
Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum 6'-12' 6'-12' full High to Medium Wet-Mesic June-July White Blue berry Red Orange Yellow Maroon Bronze Purple Bird 4-5 Ornamental Garden
Red-Twigged Dogwood Cornus sericea 6'-12' 6'-12' full part High to Medium Wet-Mesic May-August White White berry Red Yellow Maroon Purple Bird 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Bronzeleaf Diervilla Diervilla lonicera 3'-4' 3'+ full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry June-July Yellow Red Orange Bronze Bee Bumblebee 2-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Leatherwood Dirca palustris 3'-6' 3'-6' shade March-April Yellow White Cream May-June Green Black drupe Yellow Bee 3-5 Ornamental Garden
Eastern Wahoo Euonymus atropurpurea 12'-20' 15'-20' full part Medium Mesic June Red Purple Maroon August-September Red berry Magenta Red Bird Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens 6" 6"+ part shade Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-August White Red berry Red 3-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden Groundcover
Common Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana 20'-30' 25'-35' full part shade Mesic Yellow Yellow 4-7 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Winterberry Ilex verticillata 6'-10' 6'-8' full part High Wet-Mesic May-July Green White Cream Red berry Yellow Maroon Butterfly Bird 3-7 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden
Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 8'-10' 8'-10' full Wet-Mesic to Dry July Pink White Red berry Maroon Purple 2-5 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Bush Cinquefoil / Native Potentilla Potentilla fruticosa 2'-4' 2'-4' full part Medium Wet to Mesic July-September Yellow Yellow Brown Ornamental Garden
Western Sandcherry ref Prunus besseyi 2'-4' 4'-6' part Medium Mesic April-May White July-August Blue Purple Black berry fruit Red Maroon Purple Bird Bee 2-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Eastern Sandcherry out Prunus pumila 4'-6' 4'-6' full part Medium to Low May-June White August Purple Black berry fruit Red Bird 3-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica 5'-6' 6'-8' full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry May Yellow Red berry Red Butterfly Bird 4-5 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
Gro-Low Sumac Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' 1'-2' 6'-7' full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry May Yellow Red berry Red Orange Butterfly Bird 4-5 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant
American Black Currant out Ribes americanum 3'-6' 3'-6' full part High to Medium Wet to Mesic May-June Yellow White Cream July-August Purple Black berry fruit Red Orange Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Meadow Rose Rosa blanda 3'-6' 6'-8' full part Medium to Low Mesic to Dry June-July Pink July-September Red hip fruit, flowers Red Butterfly Bee Bumblebee 3-4 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Carolina Rose Rosa carolina 2'-3' 6'-7' full part Low Wet-Mesic to Dry May-June Pink Red hip fruit, flowers Red Orange Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Bumblebee 3-6 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Swamp Rose Rosa palustris 5'-8' 5'-8' full part High to Medium Wet-Mesic June-July Pink Red Orange hip fruit, flowers Red Butterfly Bee Bumblebee 3-5 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Prairie Rose Rosa setigera 6'-10' 8'-10' full Mesic Pink Red Orange hip fruit, flowers Red Orange Butterfly Bee Bumblebee Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Pussy Willow Salix discolor 15'-20' 10'-12' full Medium Wet to Wet-Mesic April-May Green Silver Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee 2-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
American Elder Sambucus canadensis 8'-10' 8'-10' full Wet to Mesic-Dry June White August-September Blue Purple Black berry fruit, flowers Yellow Bird 3-7 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Red-Berried Elder Sambucus pubens 10'-12' 10'-12' full part High Wet-Mesic May-June White Cream June-August Red Orange berry Yellow Butterfly Bird Hummingbird 4-6 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Meadowsweet Spiraea alba 3'-6' 3'-6' full Wet-Mesic July White Red Orange Yellow Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden
Hardhack Spirea (Steeplebush) out Spiraea tomentosa 2'-4' 3'-6' full Wet to Wet-Mesic Pink Red Yellow Bronze Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Ornamental Garden
American Bladdernut out Staphylea trifolia 10'-15' 10'+ full part Medium Mesic May White Yellow Brown pod Yellow Bee 3-4 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
White Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus 3'-4' 4'-5' full part Medium to Low Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry May-July White September-November White berry Yellow Moth Bird 2-5 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Wolfberry out Symphoricarpos occidentalis 2'-4' 4'-6' full Medium Mesic June-July Pink White September-October White berry Yellow Bird 3-5 Ornamental Garden
Red Snowberry / Coralberry Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 3'-4' 4'-6' full part Wet to Dry Green White Pink Magenta Red berry Yellow Bird 2-7 Ornamental Garden
Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum 6'-10' 6'-10' full part Medium Wet-Mesic May-June White Blue Black berry Magenta Red Orange Yellow Maroon Butterfly Bird 2-8 Ornamental Garden
Nannyberry Viburnum Viburnum lentago 12'-20' 8'-20' full part Medium Mesic May-June White August-September Black berry fruit Maroon Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Downy Arrowwood Viburnum out Viburnum rafinesquianum 6'-8' 6'-8' full part Mesic to Dry May White August-September Blue Black berry Red Orange Bird 3-4 Ornamental Garden
American Highbush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum 6'-10' 6'-10' full part shade Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June White September-February Red berry fruit Red Maroon Beetle Bird Fly Bee 2-5 Deer Resistant Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Soapweed Yucca low Yucca glauca 2'-3' 2'-3' full Low July White Cream Moth 4 Ornamental Garden
Deciduous Trees
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Downy Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea 15'-25' 10'-15' full part Mesic to Dry April-May White June-July Red Blue Purple Black pome fruit Red Orange Yellow Bird 3 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Allegheny Serviceberry Amelanchier laevis 15'-25' 10'-15' full part Medium Mesic April-May White June-July Red Purple pome fruit Red Orange Yellow Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Apple Serviceberry ref Amelanchier x grandiflora White Red pome fruit Bird Ornamental Garden
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' 15'-25' 15'-25' full part Medium April White Red pome fruit Red Orange Bird Ornamental Garden
Blue Beech (Musclewood) Carpinus caroliniana 20'-30' 20'-30' full part shade High to Medium Wet-Mesic May Red Green nutlet Red Orange Yellow 2-8 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa 40'-60' 20'-40' full part Wet-Mesic to Dry White Brown pod Yellow Brown Bronze Bird 4-8 Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Redbud (MN Strain) Cercis canadensis 20'-30' 25'-35' full part Medium Pink Magenta Yellow Ornamental Garden
Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia 15'-20' 20'-25' full part shade Medium Mesic White Black berry Red Maroon Purple Bird 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden
Cockspur Hawthorn out Crataegus crus-galli 20'-30' 20'-30' full Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic White Red berry fruit Red Bird 4-6 Ornamental Garden
Pin Cherry (Fire Cherry) Prunus pensylvanica 20'-35' 10'-20' full High to Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry May-June White July-August Red drupe fruit Red Orange Bird 2 Buckthorn Replacement Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden
Showy Mountain Ash Sorbus decora 20'-35' 15'-25' full High to Medium Wet to Mesic White Red Orange pome Red Orange Yellow Bird 2-4 Ornamental Garden
Wildflowers
Species Photo Common Name Scientific Name Height Width Sun Water Use Moisture Bloom Period Flower Color Fruit Period Fruit Color Fruit Type Edible Parts Fall Color Wildlife Zone Recommended
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 1'-3' 1'-1'6" full Low Dry May-September Red Yellow Butterfly Bee Ornamental Garden
Halberdleaf Rosemallow Hibiscus laevis 3'-5' 2'-3' full part High to Medium Wet to Wet-Mesic July-September Pink White Bird Hummingbird Ornamental Garden
Wood (Prairie) Lily Lilium philadelphicum 1'-3' 8"-10" full part Medium Mesic to Dry June-August Red Orange Ornamental Garden
Dotted Mint/Spotted Bee Balm Monarda punctata 1'6"-3' 1'+ full part Medium to Low Mesic-Dry to Dry July-September Yellow Maroon Lavender Bird Bee Wasp Hummingbird Bumblebee Ornamental Garden Fragrant Garden Rabbit Resistant