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Habitat Variety Packs

PLANT USE KEY

C = Christmas Tree

E= Erosion Control

F = Human Food

H = Habitat/Food Wildlife

N = Native

T = Timber/Wood

Flowering Pack contains 2 of each of the varieties below

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Kousa Dogwood (Cornaceae cornus)

Conservation Practice: H

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast

Sun: Full – Partial

Description: Forms a multi-stemmed tree, with wide branches reaching up to 30′ tall. Looks similar to the white flowering dogwood and blooms a similar white flower in spring.

Fact Sheet

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Conservation practices: F, H, N

Soil: Wide tolerance

Growth rate: Fast

Sun: Full – Partial

Description: Forms a large (5-12′) multi-stemmed shrub/small tree. Small white flowers appear in the summer and small purple berrylike drupes mature in late summer. It tolerates a wide variety of soils and roadside conditions.

Fact Sheet

USDA Plant Guide

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Eastern Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)

Conservation Practices: H, N

Soil: Moist to well-drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Sun: Full to partial

Description: Forms a large shrub/small tree with a short and often twisted trunk with spreading branches. Pink flowers emerge in early spring.

Fact Sheet

USDA Plant Guide

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White Flowering Dogwood (Cornus floridia)

Conservation practices: H, N

Soil: Acidic, Moist, Well Drained

Growth Rate: Slow

Sun: Full to partial

Description: Small tree with a short trunk, low branches, and a rounded flat-topped crown. Known for its large white flower with 4 petals that blossoms in early spring. Produces shiny red oval fruit that mature in the fall.

Fact Sheet

USDA Plant Guide

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Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Conservation Practice: H, N

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Sun: Full

Description: Forms an upright shrub 3-6′ tall. Clusters of white flowers with 5 petals appear in the spring/early summer and produce purple fruit in late summer.

Fact Sheet

USDA Plant Guide