Shrubs

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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.

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.


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Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
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