Top Ten Reasons To Use Native Plants In Your Landscape

1. Once Established, Native Plants Require Little Care and Maintenance

2. Native Plants Save Money on Landscaping Cost

3. Native Plants Are Pest and Disease Resistant

4. Once Established, Native Plants Require No Watering

5. Once Established, Native Plants Require No Fertilization (Or Pesticides)

6. Native Plants Survive Harsh Winters and Hot Dry Summers

7. Native Plants Provide Wildlife with Food and Protection

8. Native Plants Help Reduce Erosion To a Minimum (Good For Shorelines)

9. Native Plants Are Non-Invasive

10. Native Plants Look Like They Belong in the Landscape (Gets Us In Touch With Our Surroundings)

 

Native Plantings In The Landscape

Trees:

American Beech
(Fagus grandifolia)

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Blackgum
(Nyssa sylvatica)

Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida )

Golden Weeping Willow
(Salix albe tristis)

Hop Hornbeam
(Ostrya virginiana)

Oaks
(Quercus spp.)

Pagoda Dogwood
(Cornus alternifolia)

Paper Birch
(Betula papurifera)

Red Maple
(Acer rubrum)

Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

Sassafras
(Sassafrass albidum)

Shadbush (Amelanchier arborea or A. laevis)

Sourgum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

Sugar Maple (Acer sacharum)

Tamarack (Laris laricina)

Various (Quercus spp.)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Witch Hazel
(Hamamelis virginiana)


Shrubs:

Black Chokeberry
(Aronia melanocarpa)

Bush Cinquefoil
(Potentilla fruticosa)

Elderberry
(Sambucus spp.)

Mountain Laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)

New Jersey Tea
(Ceanothus americanus)

Northern Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Rosebay Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)

Silky Dogwood
(Cornus amomum)

Sweet Pepperbush
(Clethra alnifolia)

Perennial Wildflowers, Ferns and Grasses:

Bergamot Bee-balm
(Monarda fistulosa)

Blazing Stars
(Liatris spp.)

Butterflyweed
(Asclepias tuberosa)

Columbine
(Aquilegia canadensis)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

New York Ironweed
(Vernonia noveboracensis)

Oswego Tea/Bee Balm
(Monarda didyma)

Sweet Fern
(Comptonia peregrina)

Switch Grass
(Panicum virgatum)

White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum or Aster ericoides)

Wild Lupine
(Lupinus perennis)

Wild Phlox
(Phlox divaricata)

Wood Ferns
(Dryopteris spp.)


Retention Basins:

Blueflag Iris
(Iris versicolor)

Bulrushes
(Bolboschoenus spp. or Schoenoplectus spp.)

Buttonbush
(Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corybosum)

Mountain Holly
(Nemopanthus mucronatus)

Red Twig
(Cornus sericea)

Rhodera
(Rhododendron canadense)

Sheep Laurel
(Kalmia angustifoila)

Spicebush
(Lindera benzoin)

Sweetflag
(Acorus americanus)

 

Natural Fences:

American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum)

American Elder (Sambucus caradensis)

Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Canada Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Common Witch-hazel (Hammamelis virginiana)

Eastern Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)

Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

Meadow Rose (Rosa blanda)

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)

Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)

Virgin's Bower (Clematis Virginiana)

Winterberry, Black Alder (Ilex verticillata)


Groundcover:

3 Toothed Cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata)

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-uvsi)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Common Juniper (Juniperis communis depressa)

Coral Bells (Heuchera americana )

Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Sandmyrtle (Leiophyllum buxifolium)

Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

Woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

 

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