Landscaping

GUIDE TO USING LANDSCAPING PLANTS

Throughout our website we have grouped the plants by variety. Following is a group of lists dividing plants by their function in the landscape. For instance, if you want a plant with fragrant flowers or brilliant fall color, look to the lists below.

FOR ESPALIERS

Apples
Pear
Plum
Peaches, Nectarines
Cherry
Fig
Flowering Quince
Cornus Kousa
Citrus
Cordons:
Gooseberry
Currant

HEDGES

(Controllable at the
following height)

EVERGREEN
Bamboo 10' plus
Bay Laurel 10'
Blueberries 4'
(Sunshine/Misty)
Luma 10’
Ever.Huck. 4'
Laurel 10-20'
Salal 4'
Sweet Bay 6'
Tea 5'

DECIDUOUS

Apache Blk. 6'
Aronia 4'
Blueberry 4-6'
Chilean Guava 8'
Cornus Mas 8'
Currant 5'
Elderberry 8'
Espalierers 6'
Flg. Quince 6'
Forsythia 6’
Filbert 10'
Goumi 7'
H. Cranberry 8'
Hydrangea 3-10'
B.Honeysuckle 4'
R.Huckleberry 5'
Mulberry 15'
Nan. Cherry 10'
Pea Shrub 4-8'
Plum 10- 12'
Red Osier 5'
Pussy Willow 8'
Raspberry 6
Roses 3'-6'
Sea Buckthorn 7'
Serviceberry 10'

GREAT PLANTS
FOR KIDS

(These are kid size, easy to care for and productive.)
Mini dwarf apples
Centennial Crab
Herbs
Huckleberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Sugarleaf
Wintergreen
Gunnera
Weeping Mulberry

WINTER INTEREST

Bamboo
Blueberry
Citrus
Eucalyptus
Ev.Huckleberry
Dogwoods
Filberts/Madrone
Winter Jasmine
Lingonberry
Mt. Ash/Roses
Persimmon
Strawberry Tree
Viburnum/Winterberry
Wintergreen

EASILY GROWN IN CONTAINER

M 27 Apples
Freestanding-Blackberry
Blueberry
Blue Honeysuckle
Contorted Filbert
Cranberry
Currants
Daylillies
Dwarf Cherries
Citrus
Eucalyptus
Flowering Quince
Figs
Genetic Dwarf -
Peaches & Nectarines
Geraniums
Gooseberries
Goumi/Herbs
Huckleberries
Laurels, Bay & Sweet
Lingonberry
Olives
Pomegranate
Pink Jasmine
Passiflora
Raspberries
Strawberries
Sea Buckthorn
Sugar Leaf/Rosemary
Gunnera/Wintergreen

NITROGEN FIXERS

Black Locust
Pea Shrub

Alder
Sea Buckthorn
Goumi

DROUGHT TOLERANT

Apricot
Almond
Black Locust
Cactus (Very)
Chestnut
Eucalyptus/Fig
Grape
Jujube
Kinnickinick
Mulberry
Pea Shrub
Peach
Pomegranate
Rosa Rugosa
Sea Buckthorn

TROPICAL EFFECT 

Banana
Bamboo
Empress Tree
Hibiscus
Pineapple Guava
Loquat
Babaco Papaya
Passifloras
Citrus
Gunnera
Pomegranate

TRELLIS OR ARBOR

Akebia
Brambleberries
Grapes
Holboellia
Honeysuckle
Hops
Jasmine
Kiwis
Magnolia Vine
Passifloras
Porcelainberry
Roses
Wisteria
Wolfberry

FALL COLOR


Aronia
Asian Pear
Black Locust
Birch
Blueberry
Crandall Currant
Dogwoods
Glenora, Agria & Heavenly Blue Grape
Claret Vine
High Bush Cranberry
Jujube
Maples
Persimmon
Serviceberry
Walnut
Winterberries
WINTER INTEREST
Bamboo
Blueberry
Citrus
Eucalyptus
Ev.Huckleberry
Dogwoods
Filberts/Madrone
Winter Jasmine
Lingonberry
Mt. Ash/Roses
Persimmon
Strawberry Tree
Viburnum/Winterberry
Wintergreen

 

TEA PLANTS

Chilean Guava
Wintergreen
Raspberry leaves
Sugarleaf
Tea

VARIEGATED LEAVES

Calamondin
Dogwood
Lemon
Kolomikta Kiwi
Porcelainberry
Pussy Willow
Bamboo
Elderberry
Carnival Maple
Weigela
BEAUTIFUL
BARK
Paper Bark Maple
Strawberry Tree
Birch
Eucalyptus
Madrona
Tibetica Cherry

FRAGRANT FOLIAGE

Bay
Black Currant
Citrus
Eucalyptus
Fragrant Spring Tree
Lavendar
Lemon Grass
Magnolia Vine
Quince
Rosemary

SANDY SOILS

Apple on M 26
Apricot
Asparagus
Black Locust
Cactus
Goldenhorn
Kinnickinnick
Peach
Rosa Rugosa
Sweet Cherry

FRAGRANT FLOWERS

Akebia
Almond
Apple
Buddleia
Carolina Allspice
Citrus
Crabapple
Crandall Currant
Elderberry
Flowering Cherry
Lilac
Magnolia Vine
Mock Orange
Pink Jasmine
Passiflora
Quince
Raisin Tree
Roses
Viburnum
Wisteria
FRAGRANT
FOLIAGE
Bay
Black Currant
Citrus
Eucalyptus
Fragrant Spring Tree
Lavendar
Lemon Grass
Magnolia Vine
Quince
Rosemary

COLORED FOLIAGE

GREY-GREEN 
LEAVES
Eucalyptus
Sea Buckthorn
Rosemary
Lavender
Buddleia

RED LEAVES
Red Leaf Plums
Red Leaf Apples
Red Maples

PURPLE 
LEAVES
Black Beauty
Elderberry
Purple Beech
Claret Vine
Weigela
Redbud

FOR THE BIRDS

H=Hummingbirds
Blackberries
Buddleia-H
Cherries
Citrus-H
Crabapples
Flowering Currant-H
Fuschia
Dogwoods
Elderberries
Flowering Quince-H
Hibiscus-H
Highbush Cranberry
Honeysuckles-H
Huckleberries
Lilac-H
Mulberries
Pea Shrubs
Roses
Salal
Serviceberries
Strawberry Tree-H
Viburnum
Weigela-H

SOMEWHAT TOLERANT OF WET SOILS

Black Currant
Blueberry/Winter
Cranberry
Dogwoods
Elderberry
European Plums
E. Huckleberry
Filbert
Lemon Balm
Maples
Pear
Pie Cherry
Pussy Willow
Serviceberry
Winterberry/
Wasabi
 

SANDY SOILS
Apple on M 26
Apricot
Asparagus
Black Locust
Cactus
Goldenhorn
Kinnickinnick
Peach
Rosa Rugosa
Sweet Cherry

SHADE TOLERANT

Partial Shade
May have less fruit.
Alpine Strawberry
Bamboo (some types)
Dogwood
Elderberry
Evergreen &
Red Huckleberry
Filbert
Gooseberry
Hydrangea
Jasmine
Lipstick Strawberry
Lingonberry
Magnolia Vines
Musk Strawberry
Paw Paw
Pie Cherry
Salmonberry
Serviceberry
Sugar Maple
Thimbleberry

Full Shade

Bamboo
(in sunny climates)
Currants
Carolina Allspice
Evergreen Huck.
Flowering Currant
Wasabi

Highbush Cranberry

DROUGHT TOLERANT

Apricot
Almond
Black Locust
Cactus (Very)
Chestnut
Eucalyptus/Fig
Grape
Jujube
Kinnickinick
Mulberry
Pea Shrub
Peach
Pomegranate
Rosa Rugosa
Sea Buckthorn