74 Deciduous Shrubs
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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
Saskatoon Serviceberry ref Amelanchier alnifolia 8'-10' 8'-10' full part Mesic May White June-July Blue Black pome fruit Orange Yellow Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement
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
Inland Serviceberry Amelanchier interior 15'-30' full part Mesic-Dry to Dry April-June White June-July Purple Black pome fruit Red Orange Yellow Bird Buckthorn Replacement
Sand (Roundleaf) Serviceberry out Amelanchier sanguinea 6'-8' 6'-8' full part Mesic May White June-July Red Purple pome fruit Yellow Bird 3-4
Running Serviceberry Amelanchier stolonifera 3'-4' 5' full part Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry White June-July Blue Purple pome fruit Yellow Bird 3-4
Leadplant Amorpha canescens 2'-3' 2'-3' full part Mesic to Dry June-August Purple August-October pod Yellow Butterfly Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant
False Indigo Amorpha fruticosa 8'-10' 10'-12' full part High to Low Wet-Mesic April-July Purple Violet August-September Brown pod Yellow Butterfly Bee 3-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
Bearberry ref Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 6"-1' 2'+ full part Mesic to Dry April-May Pink White Red berry Maroon Bird 2-5 Groundcover
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
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis 6'-12' 6'-12' full part High to Medium Wet to Mesic June-August White Brown nutlet Yellow Brown Bird Bee 4-5 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
Leatherleaf ref Chamaedaphne calyculata 1'-1'8" 1'+ full Wet-Mesic April-June White Red Brown Maroon
Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrina 2'-3' 4'+ full part Wet-Mesic to Dry Green Brown nutlet leaves Red Yellow Brown 2-4 Fragrant 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
Bunchberry ref Cornus canadensis 6"-9" 6"+ part shade May-July White July-October Red berry fruit Red Maroon Purple 2-3 Deer Resistant Groundcover
Gray Dogwood Cornus racemosa 8'-12' 6'-10' full part Medium Mesic to Mesic-Dry June-July White August-September White berry Red Maroon Purple Bird 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement
Roundleaf Dogwood Cornus rugosa 6'-10' 8'-12' part shade Mesic to Mesic-Dry May-July White Cream August-September Blue berry Magenta Red Yellow Maroon Bronze Bird 2-5 Buckthorn Replacement
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
American Hazelnut Corylus americana 6'-12' 6'-12' full part Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic-Dry May Green Brown Maroon August-September Brown nut fruit Red Orange Maroon Bronze 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement
Beaked Hazelnut Corylus cornuta 6'-12' 6'-12' part shade May Brown Maroon August-September Brown nut fruit Yellow 2-3 Buckthorn Replacement
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
St. John's Wort Hypericum kalmianum 2'-3' 3'-4' full part Medium Wet-Mesic to Mesic Yellow July-August Red Orange Yellow 4-5
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
Labrador Tea ref Ledum groenlandicum 3' 3'+ full Wet to Wet-Mesic May-June White leaves Maroon Purple Bee Bumblebee 2-4 Deer Resistant Fragrant Garden
Swamp Fly Honeysuckle ref Lonicera oblongifolia 3'-4' 3'-4' full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May-June White Cream July-August Red Orange berry Yellow Butterfly Bird Bee Hummingbird 3
Mountain Fly Honeysuckle ref Lonicera villosa 2'-3' 2'-3' full part Wet-Mesic to Mesic May Yellow White Cream June-July Blue berry Bird 3
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
Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra 6'-8' 10'-12' full Dry June-July Yellow Green July-September Red Red Bird 3-4
Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina 10'-12' 10'-12' full part Medium to Low June-July Green August-September Red Red Bird 3-5
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
Pasture (Prickly) Gooseberry out Ribes cynosbati 3'-6' 3'-6' full part Medium July-August White July-August Purple Black berry fruit Yellow Maroon Bronze Purple Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Fragrant Garden
Missouri Gooseberry Ribes missouriensis 3'-6' 3'-6' full part shade Medium to Low Mesic to Dry April-June Green White Cream July-August Purple Black berry fruit Magenta Red Orange Yellow Maroon Purple Bird Bee 3-5 Buckthorn Replacement Fragrant 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
Highbush Blackberry ref Rubus allegheniensis 3'-6' 6'-12' full part May-June White July-August Black berry fruit Red Orange Maroon Bird 3-4
Northern Raspberry Rubus idaeus canadensis 3'-6' 6'-12' full part Medium White July-August Red berry fruit Red Yellow Maroon Purple Bird Bee 4
Black Raspberry ref Rubus occidentalis full part White July-August Purple Black berry fruit Orange Yellow Bird Bee Buckthorn Replacement
Thimbleberry low Rubus parviflorus 4'-6' 3'+ part Wet-Mesic White July-August Red berry fruit Red Orange Yellow Maroon Bronze Bird 3-4 Buckthorn Replacement
Creeping Dewberry ref Rubus spp. 6"-1' 1'+ part shade Wet-Mesic to Mesic White July-August berry fruit Bird 3-5 Groundcover
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
Prairie Willow Salix humilis microphyllus 3'-6' 3'-6' full High Wet to Dry March-May Yellow Green Purple Brown Brown Yellow Bird Bee Bumblebee 3
Sandbar Willow Salix interior 6'-20' full Wet to Wet-Mesic May-July Yellow 3-4
Shining Willow ref Salix lucida 12'-18' 12'-18' full Wet to Wet-Mesic leaves 2-5 Deer Resistant
Slender Willow Salix petiolaris 6'-12' 6'-15' full part Wet to Wet-Mesic April-May May-June Yellow 3
Heartleaf Willow ref Salix rigida full Wet-Mesic
Red Willow ref Salix sericea 6'-8' 6' full Wet to Wet-Mesic Yellow Yellow 2-4 Buckthorn Replacement
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
Silver Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea 8'-10' 8'-10' full Wet-Mesic to Mesic Yellow August-September Red drupe fruit Yellow Bird 2-5 Deer Resistant
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
Common Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium 1'-2' 1'-2' full part Medium Mesic May-June White July-September Blue berry fruit Red Maroon Bird Bee 2-3 Groundcover
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