Native Shrubs

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

Henry David Thoreau in Walden

A Red-berried Elder (Sambucus pubens) blooming in the woods at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, New Hampshire.
A Red-berried Elder (Sambucus pubens) blooming in the woods at Distant Hill Gardens.

 

Below is a list of the shrubs native to Distant Hill. If a shrub's name is in Green, touch or click on it to see a photo of the plant, its fruit or flower. We hope to be adding more species as we identify them.

 

NOTE(C) after a plants name designates a shrub native to Distant Hill that can be found under cultivation in the ornamental gardens.

 

The Shrubs Native to Distant Hill

Scientific Name

Common Name


A
C
Cephalanthus occodentalis 
Chamaedaphne caliculata 
Clethra alnifolia 
Comptonia peregina 
Cornus amomum 
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
Crataegus sp.
G 
Gaultheria procumbens 
H
Hamamelis virginiana
J 
Juniperus communis
K 
Kalmia angustifolia
L
P
Prunus viriginiana
R 
Ribes sp. 
Rubus allegheniensis 
Rubus hispidus 
Rubus idaeus 
Rubus odoratus 
S
Salix discolor 
Salix bebbiana
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus pubens 
Spiraea latifolia 
Spiraea tomemtosa
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 
T
Taxus canadensis 
V
Vaccinium angustifolium 
Vaccinium corymbosum 
Vaccinium macrocarpon 
Viburnum acerifolium 
Viburnum alnifolium 
Viburnum nudum cassinoides 
Viburnum dentatum
Viburnum lentago

 

Speckled Alder
Shadbush

American Spikenard

 

Buttonbush
Leatherleaf

Sweetpepper Bush (C)
Sweetfern
Silky Dogwood
Red-osier Dogwood (C)
Hawthorne sp. (C)

 

Creeping Wintergreen (C)


Witch Hazel


American Winterberry (C)


Common Juniper


Sheep Laurel (C)

 

American Fly Honeysuckle 

 
Chokecherry (C)


Currant sp.
Blackberry
Swamp Dewberry
Red Raspberry
Purple-flowering Raspberry (C)


Pussy Willow

Long-beaked Willow
Common Elderberry
Red-berried Elder
Meadowsweet (C)
Steeplebush

Coralberry (C)


Canadian Yew (C)


Lowbush Blueberry (C)
Highbush Blueberry (C)
Large Cranberry 
Maple-leaved Viburnum 
Hobblebush
Witherod
Arrowwood Viburnum 
Nannyberry (C)