Spruce, Dwarf Pixie Dust

Trees & Shrubs For Different Conditions

For Hedges

  • Acer ginnala (Amur Maple)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Azaleas
  • Berberis (Barberry)
  • Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ (Pyrimidal European Hornbeam)
  • Caryopteris
  • Cotinus coggygria (Smokebush)
  • Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn)
  • Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive)
  • Euonymus alata ‘Compacta’ (Burning Bush)
  • Fagus (Beech)
  • Forsythia
  • Hamamelis (Witchhazel)
  • Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)
  • Ilex x meserveae Blue Series (Blue Holly)
  • Juniperus scopulorum (Upright Juniper)
  • Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Crabapple)
  • Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)
  • Picea (Spruce)
  • Pinus strobus (White Pine)
  • Pinus sylvestris (Scotch Pine)
  • Potentilla
  • Prunus x cistena (Purple Leaf Sand Cherry)
  • Rhamnus frangula (Cutleaf Buckthorn)
  • Rhododendron
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Salix (Willow)
  • Spiraea x vanhouttei (Bridal Wreath Spirea)
  • Syringa (Lilac)
  • Taxus (Yew)
  • Thuja (Arborvitae)
  • Tsuga canadensis (Canadian Hemlock)
  • Viburnum
  • Weigela
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Poor Dry Soil

  • Acer ginnala (Amur Maple)
  • Acer saccharinum (Sugar Maple)Betula (Birch)
  • Carpinus betulus (European Hornbeam)
  • Fraxinus (Ash)
  • Gleditsia (Honeylocust)
  • Pinus (Pine)
  • Umlus (Elm)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Berberis (Barberry)
  • Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
  • Caryopteris
  • Chaenomeles (Quince)
  • Cotinus coggygria (Smokebush)
  • Cytisus (Broom)
  • Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive)
  • Genista x ‘Lydia’ (Woadwaxen)
  • Hamamelis (Witchhazel)
  • Itea (Sweetspire)
  • Juniperus (Juniper)
  • Kerria japonica (Japanese Kerria)
  • Kolkwitzia amabilis (Beautyberry)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Microbiota decussata (Siberian Cypress)
  • Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)
  • Philadelphus virginalis (Mockorange)
  • Potentilla
  • Rhamnus (Buckthorn)
  • Rhus (Sumac)
  • Ribes aplinum (Currant)
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Syringa (Lilac)
  • Symphoricarpos albus (Snowberry)
  • Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry Viburnum)
  • Viburnum prunifolium
  • Yucca filamentosa

Tolerate Heavy Clay Soils

  • Acer rubrum
  • Acer saccharinum
  • Betula nigra (River Birch)
  • Crataegus (Hawthorn)
  • Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive)
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Ash)
  • Gleditsia (Honeylocust)
  • Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)
  • Malus (Crabapple)
  • Picea (Spruce)
  • Platanus x acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’ (Planetree)
  • Pyrus (Pear)
  • Salix (Willow)
  • Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)
  • Ulmus (Elm)
  • Aralia spinosa (Devil’s Walkingstick)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Berberis (Barberry)
  • Chaenomeles (Quince)
  • Cornus, shrub types (Dogwood)
  • Elaeagnus (Olive)
  • Euonymus
  • Forsythia
  • Hamamelis (Witchhazel)
  • Juniperus (Juniper)
  • Kolkwitzia amabilis (Beautybush)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)
  • Rhus (Sumac)
  • Salix (Willow)
  • Spiraea (Spirea)
  • Syringa (Lilac)
  • Taxus (Yew)
  • Thuja (Arborvitae)
  • Viburnum
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Tolerate Moist Soils

Plants with a black asterisk (*) can be used in boggy soils (wet soil, not standing water).

Plants without an asterisk can be used for waterside plantings (moist, not wet soil).

*Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
*Amelanchier (Serviceberry)
*Betula nigra (River Birch)
Carpinus betulus (European Hornbeam)
*Fraxinus americana (White Ash)
Fraxinus pennsilvanica (Green Ash)
Gleditsia (Honeylocust)
Larix kaempferi (Japanese Larch)
*Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)
Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)
*Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood)
Nyssa sylvatica (Black/Sourgum)
Platanus acerifolia (London Planetree)

*Populus (Poplar)
Quercus bicolor (English Swamp White Oak)
Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)
*Salix (Willow)
*Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

*Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)
Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
Calycanthus floridus (Sweetshrub)
*Chionanthus virginicus (Fringe Tree)
Chaenomeles (Quince)
Clethra alnifolia (Summersweet)
*Cornus alba (Dogwood)
*Cornus sericea (Dogwood)
Hamamelis (Witchhazel)

Ilex glabra (Inkberry Holly)
*Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
*Itea virginica (Sweetspire)
Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)
Leucothoe (Leucothoe)
Ligustrum (Privet)
*Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)
*Salix (Willow)
Thuja occidentalis (Arborvitae)
*Viburnum dentatum
*Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry Viburnum)
Viburnum opulus (European Cranberrybush Viburnum)
*Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberrybush Viburnum)

Serviceberry Autumn Brilliance

Tolerate Shade

  • Amelanchier (Serviceberry)
  • Cercis canadensis (Redbud)
  • Chionanthus virginicus (Fringe Tree)
  • Cornus (Dogwood)
  • Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Calycanthus floridus (Sweetshrub)
  • Clethra alnifolia (Summersweet)
  • Cornus sericea (Dogwood)
  • Hamamelis (Witchhazel)
  • Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)
  • Itea virginica (Sweetspire)
  • Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)
  • Leucothoe
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
  • Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape Holly)
  • Microbiota decussata (Siberian Cypress)
  • Pieris
  • Pyracantha
  • Rhamnus
  • Symphoricarpos (Snowberry)
  • Taxus (Yew)
  • Thuja occidentalis (Arborvitae)
  • Tsuga (Hemlock)
  • Viburnum (many varieties)
Japanese Maple Cork Bark Sango

Outstanding Autumn Color

  • Acer (Maple): Red to yellow
  • Amelanchier (Serviceberry): Red to Yellow
  • Betula (Birch): Yellow
  • Carpinus betulus (European Hornbeam): Yellow-Orange
  • Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura): Orange to Yellow
  • Cercis canadensis (Redbud): Yellow
  • Cornus (Dogwood): Red
  • Crataegus (Hawthorn): Orange
  • Fagus sylvatica (Beech): Golden Bronze
  • Fraxinus americana (White Ash): Yellow to Maroon
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Green Ash): Yellow
  • Ginkgo biloba: Yellow
  • Gleditsia (Honeylocust): Yellow
  • Larix kaempferi (Japanese Larch): Yellow
  • Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum): Yellow to Maroon
  • Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar): Golden Yellow
  • Malus (Crabapple): Yellow
  • Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood): Brown
  • Nyssa sylvatica (Black/Sourgum): Orange Red
  • Prunus (Cherry): Bronze Red
  • Pyrus calleryana (Pear): Red
  • Quercus rubra (Red Oak): Red
  • Sorbus (Mountain Ash): Yellow to Red
  • Ulmus (Elm): Yellow
  • Aronia (Chokeberry): Red
  • Berberis (Barberry): Red to Yellow
  • Calycanthus (Sweetshrub): Yellow
  • Cornus (Dogwood): Red
  • Cotinus coggygria (Smokebush): Yellow to Red
  • Cotoneaster: Red
  • Euonymus: Red to Purple
  • Hamamelis virginiana (Witchhazel): Golden Yellow
  • Hydrangea: Red
  • Itea (Sweetspire): Reddish Purple
  • Spiraea: Red to Yellow
  •  Viburnum: Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy – Depending On
    Variety
  • Sumac (Tiger Eye): Red to Orange
  •  Fothergilla: Yellow, Orange, Scarlet