November 8, 2012
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Sumac Comparison

Sumac Comparison Genus: Rhus The Sumac (Rhus) family includes a selection Wisconsin native shrubs noted for their fern-like foliage, site adaptability, and wildlife value. They\’re a very strong plant in native and land restoration projects because the majority of the family are colonizers, meaning they\’re vigorous and will spread; therefore, […]
December 31, 2010
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Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra Description & Overview Smooth sumac is a Wisconsin native shrub. It’s a vigorous, colonizing shrub with great value to wildlife, and it will thrive in exposed and challenging sites such as roadway embankments where few other plants would survive. Perhaps not for the more refined garden […]
November 22, 2010
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Redosier Dogwood

Redosier Dogwood Cornus sericea Description & Overview Redosier Dogwood is a uniquely beautiful Wisconsin native shrub that provides food and shelter to nearly 100 species of birds. It can be used as a stunning hedge or border plant in just about any soil condition. Thriving in wet areas, with suckering […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Snowberry

Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus Description & Overview A Wisconsin native deciduous shrub, vigorously suckering and spreading, Common Snowberry creates a cohesive bridge between ornamental interest and wildlife value in the landscape. With bluish-green foliage and dainty light-pink flower clusters, spring and summer interest is covered. As the leaves drop revealing […]
November 15, 2010
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Common Witchhazel

Common Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Description & Overview A fall blooming large scale shrub, with native habitat and wildlife value, Common Witchhazel brings year round interest to wooded areas. Fragrant, four (4) crinkly petaled, ribbon-like flowers draw in your interest towards the end of fall. Its unique crooked branched crown is […]
November 13, 2010
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Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin’s streambeds and swamps, Silky Dogwood plays an important role in local ecosystems. A great choice for moist or wet areas. This large-to-medium-sized lowland shrub produces spectacular porcelain-blue fruit clusters in late summer which are a favorite of local wildlife. Silky […]
November 13, 2010
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Sweet Fern

Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrina Description & Overview Sweet Fern, despite its name is not actually a fern (or a perennial). Sweet Fern is a Wisconsin native shrub with aromatically pleasing foliage, especially when its leaves are crushed; this poses a great investment for wildlife and landscape use. Great for slopes […]
September 27, 2010
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Common Ninebark

Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius Description & Overview Common Ninebark is a tough, Wisconsin native shrub. Does it look a little wild? Yes, yes it does. Is it for everyone? Nope. But if you are looking for a shrub that can handle the bitter cold, many soil types, and even the […]
September 27, 2010
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Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle

Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle Diervilla lonicera Description & Overview Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle is a Wisconsin native landscape plant noted for its shrubby form, spreading habit, yellow trumpet-shaped flowers, and brilliant fall color. New foliage emerges in unusual tints of coppery green and bronze. The growth of new stems appears with a crimson tint. […]
July 15, 2010
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Buttonbush

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Description & Overview Buttonbush brings more than its sweet scent and charming blooms into your garden – it is a magnet for wildlife! Another common name for this shrub is honey bells as its spherical white flowers are a favorite among honeybees and bumblebees. It is adapted […]
March 6, 2010
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Common Winterberry

Common Winterberry Ilex verticillata Description & Overview Common Winterberry is the Wisconsin native deciduous holly, variable in size. Commonly grows in damp areas throughout much of Wisconsin. Abundant bright red fruits hug branches on the female plants from fall into winter. Plant in groups – as both male and female […]
March 4, 2010
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American Elderberry

American Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Description & Overview American Elderberry is a large, sprawling, Wisconsin native shrub with bright green leaves, white clusters of fragrant flowers, and juicy, edible black fruits. Elderberry blooms at a time of year when little else is. This native species can tolerate low, wet areas that […]
March 2, 2010
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Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo is a Wisconsin native shrub with maroon to dark purple flowers in late spring. Commonly referred to as native burning bush, Eastern Wahoo is a large growing shrub that can eventually obtain small tree status. This plant is most well-known for its showy, four-pointed star-shaped fruit and its brilliant fall color.
February 11, 2010
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New Jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus Description & Overview An attractive Wisconsin native sub-shrub for our prairies and open savannas. A blanket of white flowers in late June to July, and its attractive, deep green foliage makes this shrub sensational for mass plantings. A lover of full sun and well-drained soil, […]
February 11, 2010
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Running Serviceberry

Running Serviceberry Amelanchier stolonifera Description & Overview Running Serviceberry is a low-maintenance and adaptable shrub that’s great for natural areas and native gardens. Fruits are a boon to wildlife and people alike. With its upright spreading habit, showy blooms and vibrant fall color, this is a Wisconsin native that provides […]
February 9, 2010
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Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood is a versatile multi-stemmed Wisconsin native shrub with clusters of white flowers in spring followed by lovely bluish-white berries on brilliant red pedicels. Interesting branching and distinct gray stems add winter interest.
February 5, 2010
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Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac Rhus typhina Description & Overview Staghorn sumac is a vigorous, colonizing small tree or large Wisconsin native shrub with great value to wildlife. It will thrive in exposed and challenging sites such as roadway embankments where few other plants would survive. It’s a low-maintenance plant (in natural or […]
February 5, 2010
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Bladdernut

Bladdernut Staphylea trifolia Description & Overview Bladdernut is a highly versatile under-used Wisconsin native shrub that is shade-tolerant, thicket-forming, and provides four-season interest. Bell-shaped white flowers hang from the stems in May. Inflated bladder-like seed capsules follow, persisting through fall and winter. The dark green trifoliate leaves turn a soft […]
February 5, 2010
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American Plum

American Plum Prunus americana Description & Overview American Plum is a Wisconsin native, large scale shrub or small scale tree that can be grown as a single stem or suckering into a shrubby colony. It’s adaptable to a wide variety of soil and climate conditions, and it produces small white […]
February 4, 2010
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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet Spiraea alba Description & Overview Meadowsweet is a Wisconsin Native shrub that grows to be 2-4′ tall, thrives in full sun and grows well in wet areas like bogs or along edges of streams. Meadowsweet doesn’t have the typical neat shrub-like structure as it grows in colonies and could […]
January 21, 2010
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Glossy Black Chokeberry

Glossy Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa var. elata Description & Overview Glossy Black Chokeberry is a suckering shrub native to Wisconsin with four-season interest. It has fragrant white flower clusters in Spring, brilliant fall color, and large shiny dark berries that persist throughout winter. It provides habitat and food for wildlife […]
January 8, 2010
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American Filbert

American Filbert Corylus americana Description & Overview American Filbert, also known as American Hazelnut, is a suckering shrub native to the edges and understory of Wisconsin woodlands. It will grow in a wide variety of conditions, attracts many species of wildlife, and has four-season interest. American hazelnut is an excellent […]
September 27, 2000
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Nannyberry Viburnum

Coming soon! We’re currently writing the plant profile for Nannyberry Viburnum. Please check back later.
September 27, 2000
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Witherod Viburnum

Witherod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides Description & Overview Witherod viburnum is typically found in wetter conditions such as swamps and marshes, moist fields, and woods. This native North American shrub offers visual interest during all four seasons with white flowers in the spring, beautiful red-orange leaves in the fall, and fruit […]
March 24, 2000
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Bush Cinquefoil

Bush Cinquefoil is a cheery Wisconsin native shrub that explodes with shiny, bright yellow flowers in June, blooming continuously through September. This prolonged flowering period supports many pollinators including bees and butterflies, making it a great choice for native gardens.
March 24, 2000
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Beaked Hazelnut

Beaked Hazelnut is a delightful Wisconsin native shrub, boasting edible nuts that have a slightly sweet and mild flavor. Tiny flowers bloom in spring and are followed by clusters of nuts wrapped in green modified leaves that ripen from late August to September. Beaked Hazelnuts are enjoyable for humans and wildlife alike!
February 16, 2000
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Rafinesque Viburnum

Rafinesque Viburnum is a Wisconsin native understory shrub that features white, flat-topped flower clusters set against dark green, shiny scalloped leaves. In autumn, the foliage turns scarlet red while green fruits turn red and finally blue-black.
February 16, 2000
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Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum is a unique Wisconsin native plant that can be either a small tree or a multi-stemmed shrub depending on how it's pruned. Covered in masses of delicate white flowers in May and June, pollinators and butterflies flock to forage for pollen and nectar. In autumn, foliage is awash in bronze-red color with clusters of pinkish-rose fruits that age to a bluish-black.
February 16, 2000
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Steeplebush

Steeplebush is a Wisconsin native perennial full of movement, texture, and color. Gorgeous plumes of deep pink-purplish flowers bloom from the top down from July through September. Steeplebush prefers moist to wet soil and is fantastic along streams, ponds, or rain gardens.
February 16, 2000
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Scarlet Elderberry

Scarlet Elderberry has incredible panicles of creamy, yellowish-white flowers that bloom from April to June, followed by clusters of intensely red fruit. While berries are poisonous to humans, they are beloved by birds and wildlife. Scarlet Elderberry is a great option for naturalizing areas or within woodland settings where it has room to grow.
February 16, 2000
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Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry is a marvelous thornless, thicket-forming Wisconsin native shrub with dense, maple-like leaves. Blooming from May to August, white fragrant flowers give way to tart red, edible berries. Thimbleberry is an excellent alternative to a traditional hedge, providing nectar and pollen for beneficial insects as well as food for wildlife and humans!
February 16, 2000
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Swamp Rose

Swamp Rose is a lovely Wisconsin native rose with fragrant blossoms that burst forth in June, attracting many pollinators. Bright red rose hips develop in autumn, along with deep red foliage. As indicated by its name, Swamp Rose prefers moist soil although it cannot tolerate standing water.
February 16, 2000
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Carolina Rose

Carolina Rose is a whimsical Wisconsin native rose with pink, fragrant flowers that bloom in May and attract many long-tongued bees and beneficial insects. In autumn, the foliage takes on a maroon cast and bright red rose hips appear after flowering that persist into winter.
February 16, 2000
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Early Wild Rose

Early Wild Rose is a Wisconsin native, nearly thornless shrub that brightens any landscape with its bright pink and fragrant flowers. Bright red rose hips provide fall color and persist into winter, offering food to birds and small mammals. Early Wild Rose is a great alternative to traditional roses and can be used as hedges, low-growing screens, or in masses to attract pollinators.
February 16, 2000
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Missouri Gooseberry

Missouri Gooseberry is a wonderful Wisconsin native shrub with white, drooping flowers that bloom from April to May. Edible, tart green fruits ripen to blackish-purple from June to September, making excellent preserves and cooking enhancements. Missouri Gooseberry provides many benefits to wildlife including cover, food, nectar, and pollen.