Habitat Variety Packs

PLANT USE KEY

C = Christmas Tree

F = Human Food

H = Habitat/Food  for Wildlife

N = Native

T = Timber

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Native Flowering Pack (*Due to recent storm damage Eastern Redbud will be substituted for Black Chokeberry. Thank you for your understanding*)

Include 2 of each: Eastern Redbud, Juneberry, Buffaloberry, American Cranberry, Elderberry (for descriptions of American Cranberry and Elderberry please see the Fruit and Nut Trees Page )

 

 

Eastern Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)

Conservation Practices: H, N

Soil: Moist to well-drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Description:15-25′ multi-stemmed, large shrub/small tree with pink flowers in early spring.

 

Juneberry (Amelanchier arborea) also known as Downy Serviceberry

Conservation Practices:F, H, N

Soil: Well-drained to dry

Growth Rate: Moderate

Description: 15-30′ tall, multi-stemmed shrub/small tree, white bunches of flowers form in early spring. Berries ripen in early to mid-summer and are tasty to both wildlife and humans.

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=AMAR3

https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_amar3.pdf

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=9

 

Buffaloberry   (Shepherdia Canadensis)

Conservation Practices: N, H

Soil:Wet to Moist

Growth Rate: Moderate

Description: 3-8′ tall shrub with small yellow flowers in early spring, and red fruits in mid to late summer.

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SHCA

https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_shca.pdf

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=692

 

Pond Pack

Includes 2 of each of the following: Buttonbush, Native (paper) Birch, Ninebark, Red Osier Dogwood, and Stream Co Willow. (For descriptions of Buttonbush, Ninebark and Red Osier Dogwood please see the Deciduous Shrubs Page. For a description of Native (paper) Birch please see the Deciduous Trees Page.)

 

Stream Co Willow (Salix purpurea)

Conservation Practices: H

Soil: Wet -Moist

Growth Rate: Rapid

Description: 10-20′ multi-stemmed shrub. Used extensively for erosion control on the edge of waterbodies.

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SAPU2

https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_sapu2.pdf

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=921