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Woody Plants for Special Purposes & Sites

Drought Tolerant
Green Ash Boxelder Buffaloberry
Caragana Chokecherry Honey-locust
Honeysuckle Rocky Mt. Juniper Kentucky Coffee-tree
Lilacs Nannyberry Bur Oak
Pines White Poplar Potentilla
Shrub Roses Russian Olive Silverberry
Sumacs Tamarisk Yucca

Moisture Tolerant
Quaking Aspen Birches Cottonwood
Amer. Cranberrybushes Dogwoods Hydrangeas
Ironwood American Larch Lindens
Poplars Snowberry Willows

Tolerate Partial Shade
Arborvitae Arrowwood Azalea mollis
Bittersweet Buckthorns Clematis
Coralberry Cranberrybushes Alpine Currant
Dogwoods Elders Hardy Grapes
Hydrangeas Ironwood Juneberry
Savin Junipers Nannyberry Dwarf Ninebark
Cherry Prinsepia Snowberry Ash Leaf Spirea
Dwarf Viburnum Virginia Creeper Wayfaring Tree
Yews

Tolerate Alkaline Soil
Boxelder Buckthorns Buffaloberry
Caraganas Lilacs Bur Oak
Potentillas Rocky Mt. Juniper Russian Olive
Shrub Roses Silverberry Spruce
Tamarisk

Attract Birds
Arrowwood Barberry Bittersweet
Buckthorn Buffaloberry Canada Red Cherry
Nanking Cherry Chokeberry Chokecherry
Cotoneaster Flowering Crabapples Cranberrybushes
Dogwoods Elders Euonymus
Hardy Grapes Hackberry Honeysuckles
Juneberry Rocky Mt. Juniper Mountain-ash
Russian Olive Wild Plum Shrub Roses
Snowberry Sumac Wayfaring Tree
Woodbine

Attractive Bark
Quaking Aspen (silvery-white) Birch (white)
Dogwood species/cultivars(red) Amur Chokecherry (bronze)
Dogwood cultivars (yellow) White Poplar (Whitish-gray)
Willow species/cultivars (yellow) Redstem Willow   (red)

Colored Foliage
Maroon & Dark Purple
Japanese Barberry (red cultivars) Crimson Frost Birch Canada Red Cherry
Guincho Purple Elderberry Royalty Flowering Crab Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Diablo Ninebark Purpleleaf Sandcherry Wine & Roses Weigela
Silver-Gray
Autumn-olive Buffaloberry Russian Olive
Silverberry
Yellow
Golden Carousel Barberry Prairie Fire Golden Dogwood Golden Elder
Golden Mockorange Dart's Gold Ninebark Golden Ninebark
Nugget Ninebark Dakota Goldcharm Spirea Goldflame Spirea
Limemound Spirea Golden Princess Spirea Golden Viburnum
Green & White
Carol Mackie Daphne Ivory Halo Dogwood Mottled Dogwood
Silver & Gold Dogwood Variegated Dogwood Madonna Elderberry
Nishiki Willow


Todd Weinmann, Extension Horticulturist & Master Gardener Coordinator
Phone: (701) 241-5707
E-mail: todd.weinmann@ndsu.edu

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