When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.
Dwarf fragrant sumac is a low-growing native shrub with yellow flowers in the early spring and has scented bark and foliage that are responsible for its name.
Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.
Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.
Woody shade-tolerant plants provide an architectural presence under tall deciduous trees and can be massed in groups of shrubs or used as accents.