Shrubs

Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


Tree Variety Information

Tree & Shrub Growth Rate
Slow: less than 1 foot/year
Moderately slow: 1 - 2 feet/year
Moderately fast: 2 - 3 feet/year
Fast: greater than 3 feet/year

       Longevity
Short-lived: less than 100 years
Moderately short-lived: 100-150 years
Moderately long-lived: 150-250 years
Long-lived: over 250 years

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Alder, Speckled - Alnus incana: 15-25 feet high and wide. Prefers moist soils with partial to full sun, but can tolerate dry sites with some shade as well. Grows moderately fast into a multi-stemmed shape shrub. Alternate, oval-shaped leaves with doubly-toothed margins. Leaves typically 2-4 inches long. Flowers in dangling catkins. Native.

American Plum - Prunis americana: Large deciduous shrub/small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are almost globu-lar edible plums about 1” in diameter. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish & become scaly with age; branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread, widely, & sprout readily. These features are highly important for wildlife cover & food. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade & drought. Preferred browse for whitetail deer. Native.

Butterfly Bush - Buddleia davidii: 4 to 10' high with equal spread in well drained average soils, full sun, to partial shade. Light purple long spike flowers. Should be cut back in late fall or early spring. Enjoyed by butter-flies & hummingbirds. Deadheading will encourage new flowers.

Cranberry, Highbush - Viburnum trilobum: 8 to 12' tall with equal spread. Medium to dark green leaves changing to yellow to red-purple in fall. Flowers mid to late May. Fruits fall-winter. Berries used for preserves & jellies. Excellent plant for screening & informal hedging. Medium growth in well drained, moist soil, sun or partial shade. Good for winter fruit & cover for wildlife. Native.

Elderberry, American - Sambucus canadensis: Fast growing 5 to 15’ tall, shrub on moist, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Small white dense flat-topped flowers. Purple-black fruit in August. Makes excellent wine & jam, desired food for wildlife. Kept tidy by pruning. Hazelnut Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to sucker from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respect-able appearance.

Hazelnut - Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to suck-er from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

Lilac, Late - Syringa vulgaris: 8 to 15’ high with 6 to 12’ spread. Medium to fast growth rate in most well drained, silty clay or loamy soils. Drought resistant, intolerant of wet soils. Full sun.

Serviceberry, Saskatoon - Amelanchier arboea: Growth Rate: Multistemmed medium sized shrub of many small branches. 5 to 18 ft in height with a variable spread. Fruits that ripen in July are juicy & edible, relished by songbirds. It tolerates harsh climates & alkaline soils.


Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734.265-9311     Catherine.Acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org