Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.
Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.
Physocarpus is a small genus of about ten species including our native ninebark shrub.
The native perennial fireweed produces spikes of magenta flowers July through September.
These tall perennial wildflowers can be seen growing in moist pasture lands and on the banks of streams and rivers from southern Canada to Texas.
Native to woodlands from Michigan to New York state and south to Florida and Texas.
Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.
Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.
Learn about the Golden Wattle of Australia, on this Focus on Flowers.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.