Cultivated Shrubs

“I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”

  Emma Goldman

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia ‘Carousel’)
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia ‘Carousel’)

 

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(N) Designates a shrub Native to Northeastern North America. This means that, as far as can be determined, the plant was present in the Northeast before European settlement.

 

Note: Many of the cultivated native plants are hybrids of the native species.

Cultivated Shrubs of Distant Hill

Scientific Name

Common Name


A

Abelia monanensis 

Abeliophyllum distichum

Andromeda polifolia

Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’

Aronia melanocarpa 'Iroquois Beauty'

B

Berberis thunbergii (Invasive Shrub)

Boxus microphylla 'Green Velvet'

Buxus sempervirens 

Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mound'

Buddleia nanhoeensis 'Nanho Purple'

C

Caragana arborescens

Cephalanthus occidental

Chaenomeles x suberba 

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera’

Chionanthus virginicus 

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Cornus alternifolia

Cornus mas

Cornus stolonifera

Corylus comuta x Corylus aveillana 

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Cotoneaster horizontalis 

Cotoneaster lucidus

D

Daphne cneorum

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'

E

Erica x Darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'

F

Fothergilla gardenii 

G

Genista tinctoria 'Royal Gold'

H

Hamamelis vernalis

Hamamelis virginiana

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Twist & Shout'

Hypericum kalmianum ‘ Gemo’

I 

Ilex verticillata 'Late Male' 

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

Ilex verticillata ' Winter Red'

Indigofera kirilowii 

Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet'

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

J

Juniperus virginiana 'Gray Owl'

Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green' 

Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa'

Juniperus x media ‘Pfitzenina Compacta’

K

Kalmia angustifolia 

Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel'

Kolkwitzia ambialis 

L

Lavendula angustifolia

Leptodermis oblonga

Lindera benzoin

Lonicera x xylosteroides 'Miniglobe'

Lonicera caerulea var. edulis 

Lonicera maximowiczii

M 

Microbiota decussata

Myrica pensylvanica

P

Paxistima canbyi

Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard'  

Pinus mugo

Paeonia suffruticosa

Pieris japonica 'Avalanche' 

Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’  

Potentilla tridentata 'Nuuk'

Potentilla fruticosa “McKay’s White’

R

Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'

Rhododendron ‘PJM’

Rhodondron catawbiense 'Album'

Rhus aromatica 

Rosa ‘Carefree Beauty’

Rosa ‘Charles Albanel’

Rosa ‘Dart's Dash’

Rosa ‘George Vancouver’

Rosa ‘Henry Hudson’

Rosa 'Icy Drift'

Rosa ‘Jens Monk’

Rosa ‘Magnifica’

Rosa ‘The Fairy’

Rosa ‘Therese Bugnet’

Rosa glauca 
Rosa kordesii ‘Henry Kelsey’
Rosa kordesii ‘William Baffin’
Rosa rugosa

S

Salix integra ‘ Hakuro Nishiki’

Salix purpurea ‘Nana’

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem'

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

Spiraea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’

Spirea x bumalda 'Goldflame'

Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'

Syringia x hyachinthifolia 'Mt. Baker'

Syringia x chinensis 'Saugeana'

Syringia mayeri 'Palibin'

Syringia microphylla ‘Superba’

Syringia x prostonae 'James MacFarland'

Syringia x prostoniae ‘Miss Canada’

T

Taxus cuspidata ‘Capitata’

V 

Vaccinium augustifolium

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'

Viburnum opulus

Viburnum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum trilobum ‘Philips’

W

Weigela florida

Weigela florida 'Minuet'

Weigela florida 'Polka'

Wisteria macrostacthya ‘Aunt Dee’             

 

 

Fragrant Abelia

White Forsythia

Bog Rosemary (N)

Red Chokeberry (N)

Black Chokeberry

 

Japanese Barberry (Invasive Shrub)

Little Leaf Boxwood 

Common Boxwood 

Green Mound Hybrid Boxwood

Butterfly Bush

 

Siberian Pea Shrub

Button Bush

Flowering Quince

Sawara Cypress

Fringe Tree (N)

Sweet Pepperbush (N)

Alternate-leaved Dogwood

Cornelian Cherry 

Yellow-twig Dogwood (N)

Fiazel 

Smokebush

Rockspray Cotoneaster

Hedge Cotoneaster

 

Rose Daphne

Slender Deutzia

Dwarf Deutzia

 

Arthur Johnson Darley Dale Heath

 

Dwarf Fothergilla (N)

 

Woadwaxen

 

Vernal Witch-hazel

Common Witch-hazel

Smooth Hydrangea (N)

Annabelle Hydrangea 

Peegee Hydrangea 

Bigleaf Hydrangea 

St. John’s Wort (N)

 

Male Winterberry (N)

Dwarf Female Winterberry (N)

Female Winterberry (N) 

Chinese Indigo 

Dwarf False Indigo

 

Virginia Sweetspire (N)

     

Gray Owl Juniper

Sea Green Juniper 

Creeping Juniper (N)

Compact Pfitzer Juniper

 

 

Sheep Laurel (N) 

Mountain Laurel (N)

Beauty Bush

 

English Lavender

Baby Lilac Bush

Spicebush (N)

Miniglobe Honeysuckle

Sweetberry Honeysuckle

Sakhalin Honeysuckle

 

Siberian Cypress

Bayberry (N)

 

Ratstripper (N)

Blizzard Mockorange (N)

Mugo Pine

Japanese Tree Peony

Avalanche Japanese Andromeda

Dorothy Wycoff Japanese Andromeda

Wineleaf Cinquefoil 

Shrubby Cinquefoil 

 

Orchid Lights Azalea

Purple Gem Rhododendron

Roseum Elegans Rhododendron

PJM Rhododendron

Catawba Rhododendron

Fragrant Sumac (N)

Carefree Beauty Rose

Charles Albanel Rose
Dart's Dash Rose
George Vancouver Rose
Henry Hudson Rose

Icy Drift Rose
Jens Monk Rose
Magnifica Rose
The Fairy Rose
Therese Bugnet Rose

Red Leafed Rose

Henry Kelsey Rose

William Baffin Rose

Rugosa or Japanese Rose

 

Dappled Willow

Dwarf Blue Leaf Willow

Sem Ash Leaf Spirea

Little Princess Spirea

Snowmound Spirea

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Vanhouttei Spirea

Goldflame Spirea

Cutleaf Stephanandra

Mt. Baker Lilac 

Chinese Lilac

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Littleleaf Lilac

James MacFarlane Lilac

 

Miss Canada Lilac

 

Cuspitata Yew (N)

 

Lowbush Blueberry (N)

Highbush Blueberry (N) 

American Large Cranberry (N)

Dwarf Fragrant Viburnum

European Cranberry Bush

Doublefile Viburnum

American Cranberry Bush (N)

 

Common Weigela 

Minuet Weigela

Polka Weigela

Kentucky Wisteria