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by Rod Smith

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Common and Scientific Names of Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Herbs & Houseplants

Low = under 3 feet, Medium = 3 feet to 6 feet, Tall = over 6 feet

Low Fall Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Ardisia japonica                 6 12" X 18"  Evergreen. White flowers in fall.  
  Marlberry                   High Shade        Red berries. Good groundcover.   
Fothergilla gardenii             5 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Small white flowers in  
  Fothergilla                 Med. Part Shade   Spring. Intense orange in fall.  
Pernettya mucronata - female     7 30" X 3'   Evergreen. Tiny flowers. Pink, pur-
  Female Pernettya            Med. Sun-Part     ple, white or black berries.     
Pernettya mucronata - male       7 30" X 2'   Evergreen. Tiny white flowers      
  Male Pernettya              Med. Sun-Part     pollinate female flowers.        
Rhus aromatica                   4 30" X 6'   Deciduous. Fragrant leaves when    
  Fragrant Sumac              Low  Sun          crushed. Red fall leaves.        
Viburnum opulus 'Nana'           4 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Dwarf ball. Red fall    
  Dwarf Snowball              Med. Sun-Part.    leaves. Tolerates poor soil.     

Medium Fall Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' 6 6' X 6'    Deciduous. Pink to purple leaves   
  Profusion Beautyberry       Med. Sun-Part     and purple berries in the fall.  
Cotoneaster species              5 3' X 4'    Evergreen or deciduous. White flow-
  Cotoneaster                 Low  Sun-Shade    ers in spring. Red-orange berries
Euonymus alata Compacta                  4 6' X 6'    Deciduous. Brilliant red leaves    
  Dwarf Burning Bush          Med. Sun-Part     in the Fall.                     
Itea virginica                   5 6' X 6'    Deciduous. Fragrant white flowers  
  Sweetspire                  Med. Sun-Part     in fall. Red-Purple fall leaves. 
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-low'         4 3' X 8'    Low, spreading form. Red leaves in 
  Gro-low Fragrant Sumac      Low  Sun-Shade    Fall.                            

Tall Fall Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'         7 8' X 6'    Evergreen. Pink flowers. Edible red 
  Compact Strawberry Tree     Low  Sun-Shade    fruit has mild strawberry flavor.    
Cotoneaster lacteus (parneyi)    7 8' X 8'    Evergreen. White flowers in spring.
  Parney Cotoneaster          Low  Sun-Shade    Orange berries in fall.          
Elaeagnus ebbingei               7 10' X 6'   Evergreen. Silver leaves. Fragrant 
  Autumn Olive                Low  Sun-Part     white flowers in fall. Red fruit.
Enkianthus campanulatus          5 10' X 4'   Deciduous. Yellow/green/red flowers
  Redvein Enkianthus          Med. Part Sun     in May. Red fall leaves.         
Hamamelis virginiana             5 10' X 10'  Deciduous. Golden yellow flowers   
  Eastern Witchhazel          Med. Sun          and leaves in October-November.  
Salix drummondiana               3 10' X 10'  Native deciduous. Distinctive long,
  Drummond Willow             Med. Sun          oval leaves. Yellow in Fall.     


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