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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 Spring Shrubs

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Andromeda polifolia              2 1' X 2'    Evergreen. Pink Flowers in spring. 
  Bog Rosemary                High Sun          Likes wet soil.                  
Azalea 'Gumpo'                   6 1' X 4'    Evergreen. Large pink or white     
  Gumpo Azalea                Med. A.M. Sun     flowers in May and June.         
Berberis thunbe. 'Crimson Pygmy' 4 18" X 2'   Deciduous. Purplish leaves. Yellow 
  Crimson Pygmy Barberry      Med. Sun-Part     flowers and red berries. Thorns. 
Daphne cneorum 'Ruby Glow'       4 1' X 1'    Evergreen. Pink flowers in April.  
  Ruby Glow Rock Daphne       Low  Sun          Needs good drainage.             
Genista lydia                   3 2' X 3'    Semi-evergreen. Yellow flowers in  
  Lydia Broom                 Low  Sun          May. Drought tolerant.           
Genista pilosa                   3 3" X 3'    Deciduous. Yellow flowers in late  
  Creeping Broom              Low  Sun          Spring. Very drought tolerant.   
Mahonia nervosa                  6 2' X 4'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Leatherleaf Mahonia         Low  Sun-Shade    spring. Drought tolerant.        
Mahonia repens                   5 1' X 3'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Creeping Oregon Grape       Low  Sun-Shade    March. Black, edible berries.    
Pieris taiwanensis 'Prelude'     5 2' X 2'    Evergreen. White flowers in spring.
  Prelude Andromeda           Med. Sun-Shade    Compact growth.                  
Pittosporum tob. 'Wheeler's Dwf' 9 2' X 3'    Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Wheeler's Dw. Mockorange    Low  Sun-Part     in May.                          
Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Minor'   8 2' X 2'    Evergreen. Dark green round leaves.
  Dwarf Yedda Hawthorn        Low  Sun          White flowers in spring & summer.
Rhododendron dwarf               5 1-3' X 3'  Evergreen. Many sizes and colors.  
  Dwarf Rhododendron          Med. A.M. Sun     Some bloom in March. Some in May.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus      2 1' X 2'    Evergreen. Small white flowers in  
  Lingonberry                 High Full Sun     May. Edible red berries.         

Medium Spring Shrubs

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Aronia species                   3 6' X 6'    Bluish-white flowers in May. Black 
  Chokecherry                 Med. Sun-Part     fruit in fall and winter.        
Azalea                           6 3' X 4'    Evergreen. Red, pink, white, blue  
  Evergreen Azalea            Med. A.M. Sun     or purple flowers in spring.     
Azalea exbury                    5 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Large pink, red, orange,
  Exbury Azalea               Med. Sun-Part     yellow or white flowers in May.  
Azalea occidentale               4 5' X 5'    Native deciduous. Fragrant pink    
  Western Azalea              Med. Sun-Part     flowers in May.                  
Azalea schlippenbachii           5 6' X 6'    Fragrant pink flowers in Spring.   
  Royal Azalea                Med. Sun-Part     Red/orange leaves in Fall.       
Berberis gladwye. 'William Penn' 6 6' X 4'    Evergreen. Bright yellow flowers in
  William Penn Barberry       Med. Sun-Part     spring. Thorns.                  
Berberis thunbergii              4 4' X 4'    Yellow flowers and red berries.    
  Japanese Barberry           Med. Deciduous    Thorns. Some with red leaves.    
Chaenomeles japonica             5 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Large pink, red or white
  Japanese Flowerng Quince    Med. Sun          flowers in March and April.      
Choisya ternata                  7 6' X 6'    Evergreen. Very fragrant white     
  Mexican Orange              Med. Sun-Part     flowers in Spring.               
Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' 5 3' X 3'    Evergreen. Yellow edged leaves.    
  Carol Mackie Daphne         Med. Part shade   Fragrant pink flowers in Spring. 
Deutzia gracillis               5 4' X 5'    Deciduous. Arching stems with white
  Slender Deutzia             Med. Sun-Part     flowers in May.                  
Exochorda x macrantha            5 3' X 4'    Deciduous. White buds resemble     
  Pearlbush                   Med. Sun-Part     pearls in spring.                
Forsythia suspensa               5 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Arching branches with   
  Weeping Forsythia           Med. Sun          yellow flowers in March.         
Kalmia latifolia                 5 5' X 5'    Evergreen. Clusters of pink, red or
  Mountain Laurel             Med. A.M. Sun     white flowers in May and June.   
Kerria japonica                  5 6' X 5'    Deciduous. Large yellow flowers in 
  Japanese Kerria             Low  Sun-Part     March to May.                    
Leucothoe axillaris              5 3' X 3'    Native evergreen. Dark green leaves
  Coast Leucothoe             High Shade-Part   turn purplish. White flowers.    
Leucothoe fontanesiana           5 3' X 5'    Evergreen. Pink, cream and green   
  Leucothoe                   Med. Part Shade   leaves. White flowers in Spring. 
Loropetalum chinensis            7 5' X 5'    Purple round leaves all year. Pink 
  Fringe flower               Med. Sun          flowers in spring and summer.    
Mahonia aquifolium               5 5' X 3'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Oregon Grape                Low  Sun-Shade    March. Black, edible berries.    
Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'    5 3' X 3'    Evergreen. Yellow flowers in March.
  Compact Oregon Grape        Low  Sun-Shade    Black, edible berries.           
Osmanthus delavayi               7 4' X 4'    Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Delavay Osmanthus           Low  Sun-Part     in April.                        
Physocarpus opulus intermedia    2 4' X 3'    Deciduous. White and pink flowers. 
  Dwarf Ninebark              Med. Sun-Shade    Reddish brown fall leaves.       
Pieris japonica                  5 5' X 5'    Evergreen. White or pink flowers in
  Andromeda                   Med. Sun-Shade    March and April. Red new leaves. 
Pittosporum tobira               8 6' X 6'    Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Mock Orange                 Low  Sun-Part     in May and June.                 
Prunus glandulosa                4 5' X 4'    Deciduous. White or pink flowers in
  Flowering almond            Med. Sun-Part     March. Good for arrangements.    
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken 6 4' X 5'    Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Otto Luyken Laurel          Med. Sun-Shade    in late spring. Easy to shape.   
Rhaphiolepis indica              7 3' X 4'    Evergreen. White or pink flowers in
  Indian Hawthorn             Low  Sun          spring and summer.               
Rhododendron                    6 4-8' X 8'  Evergreen. Many sizes and colors.  
  Rhododendron                Low  A.M. Sun     Some bloom in March. Some in May.
Rhododendron 'PJM'               4 5' X 5'    Evergreen. Pink flowers in March.  
  PJM Rhododendron            Med. Part Sun     Spicy fragrant leaves go purple. 
Ribes alpinum                    2 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Yellow flowers in Spring
  Alpine Currant              Med. Sun-Part     Scarlet fruit in fall.           
Ribes aureum                     3 6' X 6'    Native deciduous. Yellow flowers in
  Golden Currant              Low  Sun-Part     Spring. Very drought tolerant.   
Ribes sanguineum                5 6' X 4'    Native deciduous. Red flowers in   
  Red Flowering Currant       Low  Sun-Part     March and April. Dark berries.   
Rubus parviflorus                3 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Thimbleberry                Low  Sun-Part     May to June. Edible berry.       
Rubus spectabilis                7 5' X 5'    Native. Deep pink flowers in Spring
  Salmonberry                 Med. Part Shade   and edible berries in Summer.    
Skimmia japonica - female       7 3' X 3'    Evergreen. White flowers. Red      
  Female Skimmia              Med. Shade        berries if male is nearby.       
Skimmia japonica - male          7 3' X 3'    Evergreen. White flowers in April. 
  Male Skimmia                Med. Shade        Pollinates female skimmias.      
Skimmia japonica reevesiana      7 3' X 3'    Evergreen. White flowers in May.   
  Reeves Skimmia              Med. Shade        Red berries in fall and winter.  
Spiraea prunifolia               5 3' X 4'    Deciduous. Arching branches with   
  Bridal Wreath Spirea        Med. Sun-Part     white flowers in April and May.  
Spiraea vanhouttei               3 3' X 4'    Deciduous. Long wands of white     
  Bridal Wreath               Med. Sun-Part     flowers in April and May.        
Symphoricarpos albus             3 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Common Snowberry            Low  Sun-Shade    May. White berries in Summer. PNP
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus       4 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Coralberry Indian Curant    Low  Sun-Shade    May. Coral berries in summer.    
Syringa patula                   3 5' X 4'    Deciduous. Dense, twiggy, rounded  
  Korean Lilac                Med. Sun          shrub. Lavender flowers in May.  
Ternstroemia gymnathera          3 6' X 6'    Evergreen. Fragrant creamy flowers.
  Ternstroemia                Med. Sun-Part     Shiny green leaves.              
Vaccinium ovatum                 7 4' X 4'    Native evergreen. Pink flowers in  
  Evergreen Huckleberry       Med. Sun-Shade    spring. Edible black berries.    
Vaccinium parvifolium            5 6' X 6'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Red Huckleberry             Med. Part Shade   April-May. Edible red berries.   
Viburnum carlesii                4 5' X 4'    Deciduous. Sweetly fragrant pink to
  Korean Spicebush            Med. Sun-Part     white flowers in March to May.   
Viburnum davidii                 7 3' X 4'    Evergreen. Leathery leaves.        
  David's Viburnum            Med. Part Sun     Clusters of small pink flowers.  
Viburnum tinus 'Compactum'       7 5' X 4'    Evergreen. Clusters of pink flowers
  Spring Bouquet Viburnum     Med. Sun-Part     in spring & summer. Black berries
Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum'    2 4' X 4'    Deciduous. White lace cap flowers  
  Dwarf Cranberry Bush        Med. Sun-Part     in spring. Edible red berries.   
Yucca filamentosa                4 4' X 3'    Native evergreen. Stiff leaves.    
  Adams Needle Yucca          Low  Sun          Tall spike of white flowers May. 

Tall Spring Shrubs

Scientific name         USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name               Water Exposure
Amelanchier canadensis           4 10' X 6'   Native. White flowers in Spring.   
  Shadblow Serviceberry       Med. Sun-Shade    Purplish berries in Summer.      
Cercocarpus ledifolius           3 12' X 10'  Evergreen. Yellow funnel flowers in
  Curl-leaf Mtn. Mahogany     Low  Sun-Part     spring. Drought tolerant.        
Corokia cotoneaster              8 8' X 5'    Evergreen. Sparse, tiny leaves.    
  Wire-Netting Bush           Med. Sun-Part     Fragrant yellow flowers in spring
Forsythia interm. 'Lynwood Gold' 5 8' X 8'    Deciduous. Yellow flowers in March.
  Lynwood Gold Forsythia      Med. Sun          Yellow fall leaves.              
Holodiscus discolor              4 8' X 8'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Ocean Spray                 Low  Sun-Part     May to July. Drought tolerant.   
Osmanthus fragrans               8 10' X 8'   Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Sweet Olive                 Low  Sun-Part     in April. Attractive screen.     
Prunus lusitanica                7 12' X 8'   Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Portugal Laurel             Med. Sun-Part     in May. Good tall hedge.         
Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'   4 9' X 6'    Deciduous. Pink, white & green     
  Dappled Willow              Med. Sun          variegated leaves.               
Sambucus caerulea                4 8' X 5'    Native deciduous. White flowers in 
  Blue Elderberry             Med. Sun-Part     spring. Blue berries attract bird
Shepherdia argenteus             2 8' X 5'    Native deciduous. Silver gray. Red 
  Silver Buffalo Berry        Any  Sun-Part     berries attract birds.           
Syringa reticulata               4 20' X 15'  Deciduous. Large leaves. Large     
  Japanese Tree Lilac         Med. Sun          white flower clusters in May-June
Syringa vulgaris                 3 8' X 5'    Deciduous. Very fragrant flowers in
  Common Lilac                Med. Sun-Part     mid-spring.                      
Viburnum carlcephalum            6 8' X 4'    Deciduous. Fragrant balls of waxy  
  Fragrant Snowball           Med. Sun-Part     white flowers in April to June.  
Viburnum lentago                 3 15' X 10'  Deciduous. Creamy white flowers in 
  Nannyberry                  Med  Sun-Shade    spring. Edible red/black berries.
Viburnum opulus                  4 8' X 6'    Deciduous. White flowers and red   
  European Cranberry Bush     Med. Sun-Part     berries. Red fall leaves.        
Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'         4 8' X 6'    Deciduous. White flowers in April  
  Pink Snowball Bush          Med. Sun-Part     & May. Red fall leaves. No fruit.
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'     5 8' X 6'    Deciduous. Clusters of white       
  Maries Doublefile Vibur.    Med. Sun-Part     flowers on spreading branches.   
Viburnum tinus 'Robustum'        7 10' X 6'   Evergreen. Clusters of pink flowers
  Roundleaf Laurustinus       Med. Sun-Part     in spring & summer. Black berries
Viburnum trilobum                2 8' X 8'    Deciduous. White, lace-cap flowers 
  American Cranberry Bush     Med. Sun-Part     in spring. Edible red berries.   


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