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Red Chokeberry

Red Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia – rose family [Rosaceae] Height: 6-13 feet (3-5 feet wide) Light: Prefers full sun (for best flowers and fruit production) but tolerates partial shade Soil Type: Thrives in wet, well-drained soils and can tolerate flooding, but also does well in drier…

Sassafras

Sassafras Sassafras albidum Height: Typically 20-30 feet, but can reach more than 80 feet Light: Full sun to part shade Soil Type: Dry to moist soils Bloom Time: March – May (Fruits mature August-September) Flower Color: Yellow, pleasantly fragranced Foliage: Mitten-shaped leaves. In fall leaves…

Spicebush

Spicebush Lindera benzoin – same family as cinnamon, bay laurel and sassafras Height: 6-15 feet Light: Shade to part shade Moisture: Prefers moist soil Bloom Time: March Flower Color: Greenish-yellow; red fruits Foliage: Green that turn yellow in fall; is dioecious Small tree, attractive in…