Shrubs: List

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Scientific Name Common Name Soil Moisture
1=Dry
2=Med
3=Wet
Partial shade tolerance Drought Tolerance
1=Low
2=Med
3=High
Salt Tolerance
1=Low
2=Med
3=High
Pollution tolerance Compaction tolerance STEP star
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry 1-2 Y 2 1
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Servicebery / Smooth Serviceberry 1-2 Y 2 2
Amelanchier sanguinea Roundleaf Serviceberry / Dwarf Juneberry 1-2 Y 2-3 2 Y
Amelanchier spicata Low Serviceberry / Shadbush serviceberry 1-2 Y 2 2 Y
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry 1-2 Y 2-3 2-3
Aronia melanocarpa (Photinia melanocarpa) Black Chokeberry 1-3 Y 1-2 2-3
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common Buttonbush 2-3 Y 2 2 Y
Cornus alternifolia Alternate-leaf Dogwood 2 Y 2 1-2 Y
Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua Silky Dogwood 2-3 Y 2 1 Y
Cornus foemina spp. racemosa Stiff Dogwood / Gray Dogwood 1-2 Y 2 2-3 Y
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (Cornus stolonifera) Red-Osier Dogwood 2-3 Y 2 1 Y
Corylus americana American Hazelnut 1-2 Y 2 1 Y
Corylus cornuta Beaked Hazelnut 1-2 Y 2 1 Y
Cotoneaster apiculatus
C. divaricata
C. horizontalis
C. microphylla
Cotoneaster 2 Y 3 2-3 Y
Diervilla lonicera Northern Bush-honeysuckle 1-2 Y 2 1-2 Y
Hamamelis virginiana American Witch-hazel 1-2 Y 2 1
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Annabelle Hydrangea 2 Y 1 3
Hypericum kalmianum Shrubby/Kalm St. Johns-wort 2-3 Y 2-3 3 Y
Juniperus communis Common Juniper 1 3 3 Y
Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper 1 3 3 Y
Kerria japonica Japanese Rose 1-2 Y 3 3
Lindera benzoin Spicebush 2-3 Y 2 2
Lonicera dioica Glaucous Honeysuckle 1-2 Y 2 1-2 Y
Morella pensylvanica Bayberry 1-2 Y 3 3
Physocarpus opulifolius Eastern Ninebark 1-3 Y 2-3 3
Potentilla fruticosa (Dasifora floribunda) Shrubby Cinquefoil 1-3 Y 2-3 2 Y
Prunus pensylvanica Pin Cherry 1-2 2-3 2 Y
Prunus pumila var. pumila SandMineral particles which are smaller than 2 mm, and which are free of appreciable quantities of clay and silt. Coarse sand usually designates sand grains with particle size between 0.2 and 0.02 mm. Cherry 1-3 3 2
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry 1-2 Y 2 3 Y
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac 1-2 Y 2-3 2 Y
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac 1 3 3
Rhus hirta (Rhus typhina) Staghorn Sumac 1-2 3 3 Y Y
Ribes americanum Wild Black Currant 2-3 Y 1 1 Y
Ribes cynosbati Prickly Gooseberry 1-2 Y 2 1
Ribes triste Swamp Red Currant 2-3 Y 1 1-2
Rosa blanda Smooth Rose 1-2 2 1-2 Y
Rubus allegheniensis Allegheny Blackberry 2 Y 2 1 Y
Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus Common Red Raspberry 2-3 Y 2 2 Y
Rubus odoratus Purple Flowering Raspberry 1-2 Y 2 2 Y
Rubus pubescens Dwarf Red Raspberry 2 Y 1 1
Salix bebbiana Bebb’s Willow 3 Y 1-2  ? Y
Salix discolor Pussy Willow 3 Y 1-2 2 Y
Salix eriocephala Woolly Headed Willow 3 Y 1-2  ?
Salix exigua Sandbar Willow 2-3 2-3 2 Y
Salix petiolaris Meadow Willow 2-3 1-2  ? Y
Sambucus nigra canadensis Common Elderberry 2-3 Y 1-2 1-2 Y
Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens Red Elderberry 2 Y 2-3 2 Y
Shepherdia canadensis Canada Buffalo-berry, Soapberry 1 Y 3 3 Y
Spiraea alba Narrow-leaved Meadow-sweet 3 Y 2 1 Y
Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Viburnum 2 Y 2 1
Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood 1-2 Y 2 2
Viburnum lentago Nannyberry 2-3 2 1-2 Y
Viburnum rafinesquianum Downy Arrowwood 1 Y 3 2 Y