Recommended small to medium trees and shrubs

Glossy Abelia (shrub up to 6 feet) (Non-native, non-invasive) Abelia x grandiflora
Flame Amur Maple (small to medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Acer ginnala ‘Flame’
Paperbark Maple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Acer griseum
Gingerbread maple, Girard’s Hybrid Maple (small to medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Acer griseum x nikoense
Bloodgood Japanese Maple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple (very small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’
Bottlebrush Buckeye (large shrub) (Native) Aesculus parviflora
Rogers Bottlebrush Buckeye (large shrub) (Native) Aesculus parviflora var. serotina ‘Rogers’
   
 

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Red Horsechestnut (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Aesculus x carnea
Briotii Red Horsechestnut (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’
   
 
   
 
Alleghany Serviceberry (small tree) (Native) Amelanchier laevis
Serviceberry (small tree) (Native) Amelanchier laevis
   
 
   
 
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (small tree) (Native) Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’
   
 
   
 
Devil’s Walkingstick (small tree, very difficult to locate) (Native) Aralia spinosa
 
Red Chokeberry (shrub) (Native) Aronia arbutifolia
Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry (shrub) (Native) Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’
 
Black Chokeberry (shrub) (Native) Aronia melanocarpa
Common Pawpaw (small to occasionally medium tree) (Native) Asimina triloba

Fox Valley™ River Birch (small tree) (Native) Betula nigra ‘Little King’
Carolina Allspice (Large shrub) (Native) Calycanthus floridus

Chinese Sweetshrub (shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
European Hornbeam (small to medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Carpinus betulus
Columnar European Hornbeam (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Carpinus betulus ‘Columnaris’
American Hornbeam (small tree) (Native) Carpinus caroliniana
Amazing Grace Weeping Katsura (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Amazing Grace’
Eastern Redbud (small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis
Appalachian Red Redbud (small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’
Lavender Twist Redbud (very small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’ Lavender Twist™
Forest Pansy Redbud (small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’
Hearts of Gold Redbud (small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud (very small tree) (Native) Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’
Nootka Falsecypress (evergreen medium tree) (North American native) Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Weeping Nootka Falsecypress, Weeping Alaska-cedar (evergreen medium tree) (North American native) Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’
Hinoki Falsecypress (evergreen small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis obtusa
Aurea Hinoki Falsecypress (evergreen small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Aurea’
Filifera Aurea Falsecypress (evergreen small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’
Gold Spangle Threadleaf Cypress (small evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Spangle’
Gold Mop Sawara Falsecypress (small evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’
Vintage Gold False Cypress (small evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’
White Fringetree (large shrub/small tree) (Native) Chionanthus virginicus
Yellowwood (medium tree) (Native) Cladrastis kentukea
Perkins Pink Yellowwood (medium tree) (Native) Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’
Spring Grove Flowering Dogwood (small to occasionally medium tree) (Native) Cornus florida ‘Grovflor’ Spring Grove®
Kousa Dogwood (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus kousa
Milky Way Kousa Dogwood (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’
Chinese Dogwood (Small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus kousa Chinensis
Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’
Japanese Cornel Dogwood (small tree, hard to locate) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus officinalis
Venus® Dogwood (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus x ‘Venus®’
 
Aurora Dogwood (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus x rutgersiensis ‘Aurora’™
Celestial Dogwood (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Cornus x rutgersiensis ‘Celestial’™
 
Blue Muffin Arrowwood Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’™
 
Shasta Doublefile Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Burkwood Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x burkwoodii
Mohawk Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’
Judd Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x juddii
Leatherleaf Viburnum (large shrub) Viburnum x rhytidophyllum
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria (vine) (Native) Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’

Diervilla ‘Kodiak” series (black, orange, red) (shrub to 4 feet tall) (Native)

Boxwood (evergreen shrub 3-4 feet tall) (Non-native, non-invasive) :

Gold Mound Spirea (Non-native, non-invasive) Spiraea japonica ‘Gold Mound’ 2 feet to 4 feet
Photo of Genus=Spiraea&Species=japonica&Common=Gold Mound Spirea&Cultivar='Gold Mound'

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Purple Fountain European Beech (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’
Early Bright Chinese Witchhazel (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hamamelis mollis ‘Early Bright’
Princeton Gold Chinese Witchhazel (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hamamelis mollis ‘Princeton Gold’®
Vernal Witchhazel (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hamamelis vernalis
Common Whichhazel (large shrub/small tree) (Native) Hamamelis virginiana
Arnold Promise Witchhazel (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Seven-son Flower (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Heptacodium miconioides
Climbing Hydrangea (large vine) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Annabelle Hydrangea (shrub) Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Panicle Hydrangea (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea paniculata

Limelight Panicle Hydrangea (shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’®
Tardiva Panicle Hydrangea (large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’
Quick Fire Hydrangea tree form
Little Lamb Hydrangea (shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea paniculata Little Lamb
Climbing Hydrangea (vine) (Non-native, non-invasive) Hydrangea petiolaris
Oakleaf Hydrangea (shrub) (Native) Hydrangea quercifolia
Oakleaf Hydrangea (shrub) (Native) Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’
Oakleaf Hydrangea (small shrub) (Native) Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’

American Holly (medium evergreen tree) (Native) Ilex opaca
Winterberry Holly (shrub) (Native) Ilex verticillata
Red Sprite Winterberry Holly (shrub) (Native) Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’
Winter Red Winterberry Holly (shrub) (Native) Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’®
Virginia Sweetspire (shrub) (Native) Itea virginica
Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire (shrub) (Native) Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Virginia sweetspire (shrub) (Native) Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’
 
Chinese juniper (evergreen shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Juniperus chinensis
Keteleeri Chinese Juniper (evergreen large shrub/small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Juniperus chinensis ‘Keteleeri’
Blue Rug Juniper (low evergreen shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’
 
Needle Juniper (medium evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Juniperus rigida
Eastern redcedar (medium evergreen tree) (Native) Juniperus virginiana
Canaertii Juniper (medium evergreen tree) (Native) Juniperus virginiana ‘Canaertii’
 
Grey Owl Juniper (evergreen shrub) (Native) Juniperus virginiana ‘Grey Owl’
Stover Eastern Redcedar (Large evergreen shrub) (Native) Juniperus virginiana ‘Stover’
Japanese Kerria (shrub to 6 feet tall) (Non-native, non-invasive) Kerria japonica
Golden Rain Tree (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Koelreuteria paniculata
Spicebush (large shrub) (Native) Lindera benzoin
Spicebush (large shrub) (Native) Lindera obtusiloba
Slender Silhouette Sweetgum (medium, slender tree) (Native) Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’
  Magnolia denudata
 
Bracken’s Brown Beauty Southern Magnolia (medium evergreen tree) (Native)  Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’
 
   
 
Bigleaf Magnolia (medium tree) (Native) Magnolia macrophylla
Umbrella Magnolia (medium tree) (Native) Magnolia tripetala
Sweetbay Magnolia (medium tree) (Native) Magnolia virginiana
Evergreen Sweetbay Magnolia (medium tree) (Native) Magnolia virginiana var. australis
   
 
Elizabeth Magnolia (medium deciduous tree) (Native) Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Firebird Crabapple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Malus sargentii ‘Firebird’®
Royal Raindrops crabapple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Malus sp. ‘Royal Raindrops’
Spring Snow Crabapple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Malus sp. ‘Spring Snow’
Sugar Tyme Crabapple (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Malus sp. ‘Sugar Tyme’
Persian Parrotia (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Parrotia persica
Weeping Norway Spruce (medium evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Picea abies ‘Pendula’

Lacebark Pine (medium evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Pinus bungeana
Tanyosho Pine (small to medium evergreen tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’
Autumn Flowering Higan Cherry (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’
Weeping Cherry (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Prunus subhirtella var. pendula
Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry (small tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Prunus x ‘Snofozam’ Snow Fountains®
Yoshino Cherry (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Prunus x yedoensis
Akebono Cherry (medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’
Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac (shrub) (Native) Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’
September Glow Chinese Sumac (shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Rhus chinensis
September Beauty Sumac (small to medium tree) (Non-native, non-invasive) Rhus chinensis ‘September Beauty’
Dwarf Sumac (shrub) (Non-native, non-invasive) Rhus copallina var. latifolia ‘Morton’ Prairie Flame™
Staghorn Sumac (medium tree) (Native) Rhus typhina
Cascade Falls Weeping Bald Cypress (small tree) (Native) Taxodium distichum ‘Cascade Falls’

Blue Muffin Arrowwood Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’™
 
Shasta Doublefile Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Burkwood Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x burkwoodii
Mohawk Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’
Judd Viburnum (shrub) Viburnum x juddii
Leatherleaf Viburnum (large shrub) Viburnum x rhytidophyllum
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria (vine) (Native) Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’

Diervilla ‘Kodiak” series (black, orange, red) (shrub to 4 feet tall) (Native)

Boxwood (evergreen shrub 3-4 feet tall) (Non-native, non-invasive) :

Gold Mound Spirea (Non-native, non-invasive) Spiraea japonica ‘Gold Mound’ 2 feet to 4 feet
Photo of Genus=Spiraea&Species=japonica&Common=Gold Mound Spirea&Cultivar='Gold Mound'

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