Plants marked PNP are included in the "Portland Native Plant" list.Low = under 3 feet, Medium = 3 feet to 6 feet, Tall = over 6 feet
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure
AAbelia grandiflora 6 5' X 5' Evergreen. Pink or white flowers. Glossy Abelia Med. Sun-Part Arching branches can be sheared. Abies balsamea 'Nana' 3 3' X 3' Small dense evergreen. Dark green Dwarf Balsam Fir Med. Shade-Part needles. Excellent bonsai plants. Acer palmatum dissectum 5 6' X 8' Low, mounding shape. Red or green Laceleaf Japanese Maple Med. Sun-Part leaves. Needs excellent drainage. Amelanchier canadensis 4 10' X 6' Native. White flowers in Spring. Shadblow Serviceberry Med. Sun-Shade Purplish berries in Summer. PNP Andromeda polifolia 2 1' X 2' Evergreen. Pink Flowers in spring. Bog Rosemary High Sun Likes wet soil. Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' 7 8' X 6' Native evergreen. Edible red fruit Compact Strawberry Tree Low Sun-Shade has a mild strawberry flavor. Ardisia japonica 6 12" X 18" Evergreen. White flowers in fall. Marlberry High Shade Red berries. Good groundcover. Aronia species 3 6' X 6' Bluish-white flowers in May. Black Chokecherry Med. Sun-Part fruit in fall and winter. Aucuba japonica 6 8' X 6' Evergreen. Large leaves with gold Japanese Laurel Any Shade-Part spots. Red berries on females. Azalea 6 3' X 4' Evergreen. Red, pink, white, blue Evergreen Azalea Med. A.M. Sun or purple flowers in spring. Azalea 'Gumpo' 6 1' X 4' Evergreen. Large pink or white Gumpo Azalea Med. A.M. Sun flowers in May and June. 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.
BBamboo, Fargesia nitida 8 12' X 5' Evergreen. Hardy clumping bamboo Fountain Bamboo Med. Shade-Part with black stems. Bamboo, Phyllostachys aurea 7 10' X 10' Evergreen. Running. Golden stems. Golden Bamboo Med. Sun-Part Plant in big pot to form a clump. Bamboo, Phyllostachys bambusoid. 7 30' X 15' Runs to form big grove. Plant in a Timber Bamboo Med. Sun-Part big pot to form clump. Bamboo, Phyllostachys nigra 5 7' X 10' Evergreen. Runs. Stems turn black. Black Bamboo Med. Sun-Part Plant in a big pot to form clump. Bamboo, Sasa pygmea 5 30" X 10' Evergreen. Running. Plant in a big Pygmy Bamboo Med. Sun-Part pot to form a clump. Berberis gladwye. 'William Penn' 6 6' X 4' Evergreen. Bright yellow flowers in William Penn Barberry Med. Sun-Part spring. Thorns. Berberis thunbe. 'Crimson Pygmy' 4 18" X 2' Deciduous. Purplish leaves. Yellow Crimson Pygmy Barberry Med. Sun-Part flowers and red berries. Thorns. Berberis thunbergii 4 4' X 4' Yellow flowers and red berries. Japanese Barberry Med. Deciduous Thorns. Some with red leaves. Berberis verruculosa 6 3'X 3' Purplish flower and black berry. Warty Barberry Med. Sun Mahogany leaves in winter. Thorns Buxus microphylla japonica 5 4' X 3' Evergreen. Excellent for hedges Japanese Boxwood Med. Sun-Part and topiary. Buxus sempervirens 5 10' X 4' Evergreen. Excellent for tall English Boxwood Med. Sun-Part hedges or topiary. Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa 5 3' X 2' Evergreen. Excellent for low hedge. Dwarf English Boxwood Med. Sun-Part Slow growing.
CCallicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' 6 6' X 6' Deciduous. Pink to purple leaves Profusion Beautyberry Med. Sun-Part and purple berries in the fall. Callistemon citri. 'Little John' 8 3' X 5' Evergreen. Red flowers in summer. Dwarf Bottlebrush Med. Sun Calluna vulgaris 4 2' X 3' Evergreen. Red, pink or white flow- Scotch Heather Med. Sun ers in summer. Needs drainage. Calycanthus floridus 5 10' X 6' Deciduous. Fragrant maroon flowers Carolina Allspice Med. Sun-Shade in Summer. Camellia japonica 8 10' X 6' Evergreen. Red, pink or white Camellia Med. A.M.Sun flowers in January to March. Camellia sasanqua 7 6' X 5' Evergreen. Sun tolerant. Blooms Sasanqua Camellia Med. A.M. Sun November and December. Caryopteris clandonensis 5 3'X 3' Deciduous. Some have silvery Bluebeard Low Sun leaves. Blue flowers in summer. Ceanothus impressus 7 5' X 5' Evergreen. Small leaves. Blue Santa Barbara Ceanothus Low Sun-Part flowers in June. Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 7 15' X 15' Evergreen. Bright blue blossoms in Blue Blossom Low Sun-Part spring and again in fall. Cephalotaxus harringtonia 6 5' X 2' Evergreen. Lustrous green needles. Japanese Plum Yew Med. Sun_Shade Females have red berries. Cercocarpus ledifolius 3 12' X 10' Evergreen. Yellow funnel flowers in Curl-leaf Mtn. Mahogany Low Sun-Part spring. Drought tolerant. Chaenomeles japonica 5 5' X 5' Deciduous. Large pink, red or white Japanese Flowerng Quince Med. Sun flowers in March and April. Chamaecyparis obtusa 4 12' X 6' Evergreen. Dark green foliage. Hinoki Cypress d. Sun-Part Open growth. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' 4 12' X 6' Evergreen. Golden needles. Open Golden Hinoki Cypress Med. Sun-Part growth. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Compacta' 4 6' X 3' Evergreen. Dark green foliage. Compact Hinoki Cypress Med. Sun-Part Grows open. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana' 4 3' X 3' Evergreen. Slow growing. Dark green Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Med. Sun-Part Shrub. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Torulosa' 4 6' X 6' Evergreen. Irregular globe with Contorted Hinoki Cypress Med. Sun-Part twisted branches. Chamaecyparis pis. 'Fili. Aurea' 4 5' X 5' Evergreen. Golden, drooping Goldthread Cypress Med. Sun-Part foliage. Choisya ternata 7 6' X 6' Evergreen. Very fragrant white Mexican Orange Med. Sun-Part flowers in Spring. Cistus species 8 3-5' X 5' White to purple two-tone flowers Rockrose Low Sun May-July. Tolerates salt & wind. Clethra alnifolia 4 6' X 4' Deciduous. Fragrant white or pink Summersweet Med. Sun-Part flower spikes in late summer. Coprosma repens 8 5' X 5' Evergreen. Glossy green leaves turn Mirror Plant High Sun red-orange in fall. Cordyline indivisa 9 10' X 4'- Evergreen. Long, arching strap-like Dracaena Palm Med. Full-Part leaves. Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' 2 6' X 8' Deciduous. White and green leaves. Varie. Tartarian Dogwood Med. Sun-Shade Red twigs. Tolerates soggy soil. Cornus stolonifera 2 6' X 8' Deciduous native. White flowers in Redtwig Dogwood Med. Sun-Part winter. Red twigs in winter. PNP Cornus stolon. 'Midwinter Fire' 2 5' X 6' Deciduous. White flowers & berries. Midwinter Fire Dogwood Med. Sun-Part Orange-red twigs all year. Corokia cotoneaster 8 8' X 5' Evergreen. Sparse, tiny leaves. Wire-Netting Bush Med. Sun-Part Fragrant yellow flowers in spring Corylopsis species 5 5' X 5' Deciduous. Yellow flowers in late Winter-hazel Med. Sun-Part Winter. Cotinus coggygria 5 15' X 12' Deciduous. Flower stalks like smoke Smoke Tree Low Sun-Part in July. Green to purple leaves. Cotoneaster lacteus (parneyi) 7 8' X 8' Evergreen. White flowers in spring. Parney Cotoneaster Low Sun-Shade Orange berries in fall. Cotoneaster species 5 3' X 4' Evergreen or deciduous. White flow- Cotoneaster Low Sun-Shade ers in spring. Red-orange berries Cryptomeria japo. 'Vilmoriniana' 5 18" X 18" Evergreen. Slow growing, dense Vilmoriniana Cryptomeria Low Sun globe. Turns bronze in Winter.
DDaboecia cantabrica 2 18" X 3' Evergreen. Fine texture. Pink Irish Bell Heath Med. Sun flowers June to October. Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' 5 3' X 3' Evergreen. Yellow edged leaves. Carol Mackie Daphne Med. Part shade Fragrant pink flowers in Spring. Daphne cneorum 'Ruby Glow' 4 1' X 1' Evergreen. Pink flowers in April. Ruby Glow Rock Daphne Low Sun Needs good drainage. Daphne odora 7 3' X 3' Evergreen. Fragrant pink flowers in Fragrant Daphne Low A.M. Sun February-March. Needs drainage. Daphne transatlan. 'Jim's Pride' 6 3' X 3' Semi-evergreen. Easy to grow Daphne Jim's Pride Daphne Med. Part Shade Fragrant white flowers May-August Daphne x med. 'Lawrence Crocker' 6 1' X 1' Evergreen. Very fragrant lavender Lawrence Crocker Daphne Med. Sun-Part flowers Spring to Fall. Deutzia gracillis 5 4' X 5' Deciduous. Arching stems with white Slender Deutzia Med. Sun-Part flowers in May. Dichroa febrifuga 8 6' X 6' Evergreen. Large flowers are usual- Dichroa High Shade ly blue, but vary with soil pH. Dichroa versico. 'Blue Flowered' 8 6' X 6' Evergreen. Blue flower color may Blue Flowered Dichroa High Shade vary with soil pH. Drimys lanceolata 8 8' X 8' Evergreen. Coppery red new leaves Tasmanian Pepper Bush Med. Sun-Part complement red stems.
EEdgeworthia chrysantha 7 5' X 5' Deciduous. Bright yellow flowers on Paperbush Med. Part shade bare stems in winter. Edgeworthia papyrifera 7 5' X 5' Deciduous. Bright yellow flowers on Paperbush Med. Part shade bare stems in winter. 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. Erica species 5 1' X 3' Evergreen. Red, pink or white Winter Blooming Heather Med. Sun flowers in February to March. Escallonia exoniensis 7 5' X 5' Evergreen. Clusters of pink or red Escallonia Med. Sun-Part flowers May-August. Attracts bees Escallonia x 'Newport Dwarf' 7 2' X 3' Evergreen. Clusters of red flowers Newport Dwarf Escallonia Low Sun-Part May to October. Attracts bees. Euonymus alata 'Compacta' 4 6' X 6' Deciduous. Brilliant red leaves Dwarf Burning Bush Med. Sun-Part in the Fall. Euonymus japonica 'Microphyllus' 6 18" X 12" Evergreen. Slow growing, compact Box Leaf Euonymus Med. Sun shrub. Tolerates heat, poor soil. Euonymus japonicus 6 6' X 4' Evergreen. Foliage in many colors. Japanese Euonymus Med. Sun Orange berries in Fall. Exochorda x macrantha 5 3' X 4' Deciduous. White buds resemble Pearlbush Med. Sun-Part pearls in spring.
FFatsia japonica 8 8' X 5' Evergreen. Large tropical leaves. Japanese Aralia Med. Shade-Part Tolerates all soils but soggy. Feijoa sellowiana 8 10' X 10' Evergreen. Leaves silvery white un- Pineapple Guava Low Sun derneath. Edible flowers & fruit. Forsythia intermedia 5 8' X 8' Deciduous. Yellow flowers in March. Lynwood Gold Forsythia Med. Sun Yellow fall leaves. Forsythia suspensa 5 5' X 5' Deciduous. Arching branches with Weeping Forsythia Med. Sun yellow flowers in March. Fothergilla gardenii 5 2' X 2' Deciduous. Small white flowers in Fothergilla Med. Part Shade Spring. Intense orange in fall.
GGardenia jasmin. 'Kleim's Hardy' 7 18"X 18" Evergreen. Fragrant creamy yellow Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Med. Sun-Part flowers in late spring and summer Garrya elliptica 9 6' X 6' Evergreen native. Leaves with wooly Coast Silk Tassel Low Sun-Part yellowish catkins in Dec-Feb. 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.
HHamamelis intermedia 5 10' X 10' Deciduous. Fragrant red to yellow Witch Hazel Med. Sun flowers in February to March. Hamamelis mollis 6 10' X 10' Deciduous. Yellow flowers February Chinese Witch Hazel Med. Sun to March. Yellow fall leaves. Hamamelis virginiana 5 10' X 10' Deciduous. Golden yellow flowers Eastern Witch Hazel Med. Sun and leaves in October-November. Hebe species 8 30" X 30" Evergreen. Many leaf sizes and Hebe Med. Sun-Part colors. Blue to purple flowers. Hibiscus mutabilis 'Rubrus' 7 4' X 3' Deciduous. Dies down to the ground. Confederate Rose Med. Sun Large red flowers in summer. Hibiscus syriacus 5 8' X 6' Deciduous. Large red, pink, blue or Rose Of Sharon Med. Sun-Part white flowers June to August. Holodiscus discolor 4 8' X 8' Native deciduous. White flowers in Ocean Spray Low Sun-Part May to July. Drought tolerant.PNP Hydrangea macrophylla 6 5' X 5' Deciduous. Large flowers in June to Big Leafed Hydrangea Med. Shade September. Good cut flowers. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' 5 2' X 3' Deciduous. Pink flowers in June to Pink Elf Hydrangea Med. Shade September. Good cut flower. Hydrangea panicul. 'Grandiflora' 4 12' X 8' Deciduous. Flowers are long cones Peegee Hydrangea Med. Sun-Part of white in summer. Hydrangea quercifolia 5 5' X 5' Deciduous. Creamy white flower Oakleaf Hydrangea Med. Sun-Part clusters in June. Red fall leaves
IIlex cornuta 6 6' X 6' Evergreen. Glossy green leaves. Chinese Holly Med. Sun-Shade Red berries all winter. Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' 6 3' X 3' Evergreen. Glossy green leaves all Carissa Holly Med. Sun year on dense, compact plant. Ilex crenata 'Convexa' 6 4' X 4' Evergreen. Looks like a boxwood but Convex Leaf Japan. Holly Med. Sun-Shade hardier. Black berries. Ilex crenata 'Helleri' 6 1' X 2' Evergreen. Small leaves. Tiny white Heller's Japanese Holly Med. Sun-Part. flowers. Black berries. Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' 6 6' X 1' Evergreen. Tall and very narrow. Sky Pencil Holly Med. Sun-Part Small white flowers, black fruit. Ilex meserveae 5 6' X 5' Evergreen. Red berries on females Blue Boy/Girl Holly Med. Sun-Part in winter if male is nearby. Ilex verticulata 3 6' X 6' Deciduous. Red berries in fall and Winterberry Med. Sun-Part winter attract birds. Needs male. Itea virginica 4 4' X 4' Deciduous. Fragrant white flowers Sweetspire Med. Sun-Part in fall. Red-Purple fall leaves.
JJuniperus chinensis 'Blue Point' 4 8' X 3' Pyramidal evergreen. Blue green Blue Point Juniper Low Sun foliage. Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Coast' 4 3' X 4' Evergreen. Golden foliage. Very Gold Coast Juniper Low Sun drought tolerant. Juniperus chinensis 'Mint Julep' 3 5' X 7' Evergreen. Mint green foliage. Mint Julep Juniper Low Sun Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose' 4 3' X 4' Evergreen. Green foliage with San Jose Juniper Low Sun splotches of yellow. Juniperus chinensis 'Spearmint' 5 12' X 4' Pyramidal evergreen. Fine, green Spearmint Juniper Low Sun foliage. Very drought tolerant. Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa' 5 10' X 8' Evergreen. Irregular upright growth Hollywood Juniper Low Sun with dark green foliage. Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone' 3 8' X 3' Evergreen. Bright gold, slow grow- Gold Cone Juniper Low Sun ing. Very drought tolerant. Juniperus conferta 5 8" X 3' Evergreen. Low, spreading branches Shore Juniper Low Sun with long needles. Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific 5 8" X 3' Evergreen. Low, spreading branches Blue Pacific Shore Juni. Med. Sun-Part with long needles. Juniperus horizont. 'Bar Harbor' 3 3" X 4' Evergreen. Low, spreading. Blue- Bar Harbor Juniper Low Sun-Part green foliage. Good groundcover. Juniperus horizont. 'Youngstown' 3 8" X 4' Evergreen. Flat top spreader. Blue Youngstown Andorra Juni. Low Sun foliage turns purple in winter. Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni' 3 3" X 3' Evergreen. Creeping with blue Blue Rug Juniper Low Sun foliage. Needs good drainage. Juniperus procumbens 4 2' X 6' Evergreen. Low, spreading, bright Japanese Garden Juniper Low Sun green foliage. Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' 4 18" X 3' Evergreen. Low mound of dark green Dwarf Japanese Garden J. Low Sun foliage. Juniperus sabina 3 1' X 8' Evergreen. Low, spreading, bright Savin Juniper Low Sun green foliage. Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia 4 2' X 10' Evergreen. Dense symmetrically Tam Juniper Low Sun spreading green mound. Juniperus sco. 'Tolleson's Blue' 3 15' X 8' Evergreen. Wispy, blue-green, Tolleson's Blue Wpg. Jun Low Sun drooping branches. Juniperus scopulorum 3 15' X 8' Pyramidal evergreen. Silvery blue Rocky Mountain Juniper Low Sun foliage. Very drought tolerant. Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' 4 2' X 4' Evergreen. Silver blue foliage. Blue Star Juniper Low Sun Rounded shape. Juniperus virginiana 4 10' X 6' Evergreen. Green to silvery blue Eastern Red Cedar Low Sun foliage. Very drought tolerant. Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket' 4 15' X 3' Evergreen. Tall, narrow spire with Skyrocket Juniper Low Sun blue gray foliage.
KKalmia 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. Kolkwitzia amabilis 5 10' X 8' Deciduous. Upright t arching. Pink Beauty Bush Med. Sun-Part and yellow flowers in June.
LLagerstroemia indica 7 10' X 6' Deciduous. Spikes of white, pink or Crape Myrtle Low Sun red flowers in August. Needs heat Laurus nobilis 8 20' X 10' Evergreen. Dark green leaves are Sweet Bay Low Sun-Part very aromatic. Used in cooking. 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. Leycesteria formosa 6 3' X 3' Deciduous. Purple flowers in summer Pheasant Berry Med. Sun-Part produce purple berries. Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum' 7 7' X 6' Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Waxleaf Privet Med. Sun Fragrant white flowers in June. Lonicera nitida 7 5' X 5' Evergreen. Green, yellow or reddish Box Honeysuckle Med. Sun-Part leaves. White flowers in June. Loropetalum chinensis 7 5' X 5' Purple round leaves all year. Pink Fringe flower Med. Sun flowers in spring and summer.
MMahonia 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. 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. Michelia figo 8 10' X 8' Evergreen. Very fragrant creamy Banana Shrub Med. Sun-Part flowers from March to August. Musa basjoo 7 8' X 5' Large bluish leaves. Large yellow Hardy Japanese Banana Med. Sun-Part flowers in summer. Myrica californica 7 10' X 8' Native evergreen. Excellent hedge California Wax Myrtle Low Sun-Shade or screen.
NNandina domestica 7 6' X 3' Evergreen. Leaves turn red in win- Heavenly Bamboo Low Sun-Shade ter. White flowers in May.
OOlea europaea 'Little Ollie' 8 5' X 5' Evergreen. Dark green. Heat, salt Little Ollie Dwarf Olive Med. Sun and drought tolerant. Osmanthus delavayi 7 4' X 4' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Delavay Osmanthus Low Sun-Part in April. Osmanthus fragrans 8 10' X 8' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Sweet Olive Low Sun-Part in April. Attractive screen. Osmanthus ilicifolius 7 8' X 5' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Holly leaf Osmanthus Low Sun-Part in fall, winter and spring.
PPaxistima myrsinites 3 30" X 3' Native evergreen. Drought tolerant. Oregon Boxwood Low Sun-Part No watering or care. 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. Philadelp. 'Miniature Snowflake' 4 2' X 2' Deciduous. Fragrant white flowers Min. Snowfl. Mockorange Med. Sun-Part in summer. Philadelphus lewisii 4 8' X 5' Native deciduous. Fragrant white Native Mockorange Low Sun-Part summer flowers. Fall yellow. PNP Philadelphus virginalis 4 6' X 2' Deciduous. Fragrant white flowers Virginal Mockorange Med. Sun in June to August. Photinia fraseri 7 15' X 12' Evergreen. Fast growing shrub for Red Tip Photinia Med. Sun tall hedge or screen. Photinia glabra 7 8' X 8' Evergreen. Fast growing shrub for Photinia Glabra Med. Sun tall hedge or screen. Physocarpus capitatus 2 6' X 6' Native. White flowers in spring. Native Ninebark Med. Sun-Shade Tolerates wet to medium soil. PNP Physocarpus opulus intermedia 2 4' X 3' Deciduous. White and pink flowers. Dwarf Ninebark Med. Sun-Shade Reddish brown fall leaves. Picea abies 'Nidiformis' 2 3' X 4' Evergreen. Dense blue-green shrub. Bird's Nest Spruce Low Sun Easy to shape. Picea glauca 'Conica' 2 6' X 3' Evergreen. Dense, pyramidal, slow Dwarf Alberta Spruce Low Sun-Part growing. Pieris japonica 5 5' X 5' Evergreen. White or pink flowers in Andromeda Med. Sun-Shade March and April. Red new leaves. Pieris taiwanensis 5 5' X 5' Evergreen. Pink or white flowers in Taiwan Andromeda Med. Sun-Shade March and April. Red new leaves. Pieris taiwanensis 'Prelude' 5 2' X 2' Evergreen. White flowers in spring. Prelude Andromeda Med. Sun-Shade Compact growth. Pinus mugo 'Pumilio' 2 30" X 3' Evergreen. Slow growing, rounded Dwarf Mugho Pine Low Sun-Part shrub. Shear candles to shape. Pinus mugo mughus 2 6' X 8' Evergreen. Slow growing, rounded Mugho Pine Low Sun shrub. Shear candles to shape. Pinus strobus 'Nana' 3 6' X 8' Evergreen. Slow growing. Rounded Dwarf White Pine Low Sun shape. Soft bluish needles. Pittosporum tenuifo. 'Golf Ball' 8 3' X 3' Evergreen. Dense and compact with Golf Ball Kohuhu Med. Sun-Part mint green leaves. Purple flowers Pittosporum tob. 'Wheeler's Dwf' 9 2' X 3' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Wheeler's Dw. Mockorange Low Sun-Part in May. Pittosporum tobira 8 6' X 6' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Mock Orange Low Sun-Part in May and June. Platycladus orient. 'Aurea Nana' 5 4' X 2' Evergreen. Golden foliage. Very Golden Berkman Arborvit. Med. Sun-Part slow growing. Podocarpus macrophyllus 7 15' X 6' Evergreen. Pyramidal shape. Makes Yew Pine Med. Sun-Part a good screen. Potentilla fruticosa 3 3' X 3' Deciduous. Yellow flowers all Potentilla Med. Sun summer. Prunus glandulosa 4 5' X 4' Deciduous. White or pink flowers in Flowering almond Med. Sun-Part March. Good for arrangements. Prunus laurocerasus 6 15' X 10' Evergreen. Excellent for tall hedge English Laurel Med. Sun-Shade or screen. Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken 6 4' X 5' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Otto Luyken Laurel Med. Sun-Shade in late spring. Easy to shape. Prunus lusitanica 7 12' X 8' Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers Portugal Laurel Med. Sun-Part in May. Good tall hedge. Punica granatum 7 10' X 10' Evergreen. Fine foliage with red Pomegranate Med. Sun flowers, orange fruit. Pyracantha coccinea 6 10' X 8' Semi-evergreen. White flowers. Red Firethorn Low Sun-Part berries. Attracts birds. Thorns.
RRhamnus frangula 'Columnaris' 2 12' X 8' Deciduous. Narrow column of fine Tallhedge Med. Sun-Part leaves. Rhaphiolepis indica 7 3' X 4' Evergreen. White or pink flowers in Indian Hawthorn Low Sun spring and summer. Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Minor' 8 2' X 2' Evergreen. Dark green round leaves. Dwarf Yedda Hawthorn Low Sun White flowers in spring & 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. 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. Rhus aromatica 4 30" X 6' Deciduous. Fragrant leaves when Fragrant Sumac Low Sun crushed. Red fall leaves. Rhus aromatica 'Gro-low' 4 3' X 8' Low, spreading form. Red leaves in Gro-low Fragrant Sumac Low Sun-Shade Fall. Ribes sanguineum 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 hirtellum 3 3' X 3' Small white flowers in spring. Gooseberry Med. Sun Delicious pink fruit in August. Ribes sanguineum 5 6' X 4' Native deciduous. Red flowers in Red Flowering Currant Low Sun-Part March and April. Dark berries.PNP Rosa 5 4' X 3' Deciduous. Many sizes and styles of Rose Med. Sun flowers in colors all summer. Rosa 'Flower Carpet' 5 1' X 5' Evergreen. Very disease resistant. Flower Carpet Rose Med. Sun Red, pink, yellow or coral. Rosa nutkana 5 4' X 4' Native deciduous. Pink roses in Nootka Rose Low Sun-Part June. Orange hips in fall. PNP Rosa rugosa 3 5' X 5' Deciduous. White to red flowers. Japanese Rose Med. Sun-Part Red fruit. Disease resistant. Rubus parviflorus 3 4' X 4' Native deciduous. White flowers in Thimbleberry Low Sun-Part May to June. Edible berry. PNP Rubus spectabilis 7 5' X 5' Native. Deep pink flowers in Spring Salmonberry Med. Part Shade and edible berries in Summer. PNP Rubus ursinus 5 5' X 5' White flowers in the spring. Deli- Blackberry Med. Sun cious berries in mid-summer.
SSalix drummondiana 3 10' X 10' Native deciduous. Distinctive long, Drummond Willow Med. Sun oval leaves. Yellow in Fall. Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' 4 9' X 6' Deciduous. Pink, white & green Dappled Willow Med. Sun variegated leaves. Salix purpurea nana 5 30" X 30" Deciduous. Small bluish leaves on Dwf. Alaskan Blue Willow High Sun purplish branches. Sambucus caerulea 4 8' X 5' Native deciduous. White flowers in Blue Elderberry Med. Sun-Part spring. Berries attract birds.PNP Sambucus canadensis 'Variegata' 4 6' X 5' Deciduous. Yellow edged leaves. Variegated Elberberry Med. Sun-Part Creamy white flowers in summer. Sarcococca hookeriana humilis 6 1' X 3' Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Small Dwarf Himalayan Sweet Box Med. Shade fragrant flowers in Feb-March. Sarcococca ruscifolia 7 4' X 3' Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Small Fragrant Sweet Box Med. Shade fragrant flowers in Feb-March. Senecio greyi 8 4' X 4' Silvery gray leaves. Yellow daisies Daisy Bush Low Sun in Summer. Good cut foilage. Shepherdia argenteus 2 8' X 5' Native deciduous. Silver gray. Red Silver Buffalo Berry Any Sun-Part berries attract birds. 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. Sorbaria sorbifolia 2 5' X 5' Deciduous. Large clusters of tiny Ash Leaf Spirea Med. Sun-Part white flowers. Trim hard. Spiraea bumalda 'Anthony Waterer 4 2' X 3' Deciduous. Red flowers in June and Anthony Waterer Spiraea Med. Sun again after a light shearing. Spiraea cantonensis 4 3' X 3' Deciduous. Pink, double flowers in Reeves Spiraea Med. Sun summer. Spiraea douglasi 4 6' X 5' Native. Clusters of pink flowers in Hardhack Spirea Med. Sun-Part summer. White leaf underside. PNP Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana' 4 2' X 3' Deciduous. Pink and white flowers Shirobana Spirea Med. Sun-Part on same bush in summer. 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. Stachyurus praecox 7 8' X 8' Pale yellow flowers in Feb-Mar. Stachyurus Med. Sun-Part Rosy red and yellow in fall. 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. 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.
TTaxus baccata 'Fastigiata' 4 15' X 6' Evergreen. Dark Green needles. Red Irish Yew Med. Sun-Shade berries. Easily sheared. Taxus baccata 'Repandens' 4 2' X 6' Evergreen. Low, spreading, dark Spreading English Yew Low Sun-Shade green shrub. Easily sheared. Taxus cusp. 'Emerald Spreader' 5 30" X 8' Evergreen. Low and spreading. Dark Emerald Spreader Yew Low Sun-Part green needles. Red berries. Taxus cuspidata 4 8' X 8' Evergreen. Dark green needles. Spreading Japanese Yew Low Sun-Shade Easily sheared. Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' 5 6' X 3' Evergreen. Column of dark green Pyramidal Japanese Yew Med. Sun-Shade needles. Red berries in Fall. Taxus x media 'Hicksii' 4 8' X 3' Evergreen. Narrow column of dark Hick's Columnar Yew Low Sun-Shade green needles. Easily sheared. Ternstroemia gymnathera 3 6' X 6' Evergreen. Fragrant creamy flowers. Ternstroemia Med. Sun-Part Shiny green leaves. Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' 4 3' X 2' Evergreen. Slow growing, dense cone Rheingold Arborvitae Any Sun-Part shape. Golden foliage. Thuja occidentalis 'Woodwardii' 4 5' X 5' Evergreen. Slow growing. Globe Woodward Globe Arborvit. Any Sun-Part shaped. Tsuga canade. 'Cole's Prostrata' 4 2' X 4' Evergreen. Good for creeping over Cole's Creeping Hemlock Med. Sun-Part walls or rocks. Can be staked.
VVaccinium corymbosum 4 5' X 5' Deciduous. Delicious fruit in Sum- Blueberry High Sun-Part mer. Red fall leaves. Vaccinium ovatum 7 4' X 4' Native evergreen. Pink flowers in Evergreen Huckleberry Med. Sun-Shade spring. Edible black berries. PNP Vaccinium parvifolium 5 6' X 6' Native deciduous. White flowers in Red Huckleberry Med. Part Shade April-May. Edible red berries.PNP Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus 2 1' X 2' Evergreen. Small white flowers in Lingonberry High Full Sun May. Edible red berries. Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' 5 8' X 5' Deciduous. Fragrant pink flowers in Pink Dawn Viburnum Med. Sun-Part February-April. Red fall leaves. Viburnum burkwoodii 5 8' X 4' Semi-evergreen. Dark green leaves. Burkwood Viburnum Med. Sun-Part Fragrant white flowers in Feb-Mar Viburnum carlcephalum 6 8' X 4' Deciduous. Fragrant balls of waxy Fragrant Snowball Med. Sun-Part white flowers in April to June. 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 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 'Nana' 4 2' X 2' Deciduous. Dwarf ball. Red fall Dwarf Snowball Med. Sun-Part. leaves. Tolerates poor soil. 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 'Compactum' 7 5' X 4' Evergreen. Clusters of pink flowers Spring Bouquet Viburnum Med. Sun-Part in spring & summer. Black berries 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. Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum' 2 4' X 4' Deciduous. White lace cap flowers Dwarf Cranberry Bush Med. Sun-Part in spring. Edible red berries.
WWeigela florida 4 6' X 6' Deciduous. Fragrant white, pink or Weigela Med. Sun-Shade red flowers all summer.
YYucca filamentosa 4 4' X 3' Native evergreen. Stiff leaves. Adams Needle Yucca Low Sun Tall spike of white flowers May. Yucca recurvifolia 7 6' X 3' Evergreen. Single trunk. Blue green Yucca Low Sun leaves. White flowers in June.
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