NW native shrubs

Common flowering shrubs, trees and vines

Please note: the nursery has been phased out. See my encyclopedia for more details on these and many other native plants.

Scientific NameCommon NameComments
Acer circinatum vine maple deciduous, to 25 ft., some shade, moist / dryish; (Aceraceae)
Acer macrophyllum bigleaf maple deciduous, 40-100 ft., sun, moist / dryish;
Alnus rubra (A. oregana) red alderdeciduous, 30-90 ft., some sun, wet / moist;
Abutus menziesii Pacific madroneevergreen, 30-50 ft., sun, fast - draining / dry;
Amelanchier alnifolia Western serviceberry, Saskatoonberrydeciduous, 4-15 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi kinnikinnickevergreen, 4-8 in., sun, fast - draining / dry;
Berberis (Mahonia) aquifolium tall Oregon grapeevergreen, 4-8 ft., sun / shade, moist / dryish;
Berberis (Mahonia) nervosa Cascade Oregon grapeevergreen, 2-3 ft., some shade, moist / dryish;
Berberis (Mahonia) repens low Oregon grapeevergreen, 1-3 ft., some sun, moist / dry;
Betula occidentalis river birchdeciduous, 12-15 ft., some sun, moist
Betula papyrifera paper birchdeciduous, 40-90 ft., some sun, moist;
Clematis ligusticifolia Western clematisdeciduous, 20-25 ft., some sun, moist / dryish;
Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea) red twig dogwooddeciduous, 6-15 ft., sun / shade, moist / wet;
Corylus cornuta var. californica hazelnut deciduous, 20-30 ft., some sun, moist / dryish;
Crataegus douglasii (C. suksdorfii) black hawthorndeciduous, 10-30 ft., some sun, moist;
Euonymus occidentalis Western wahoodeciduous, 5-15 ft., some shade, moist / wet;
Fraxinus latifolia Oregon ashdeciduous, 40-80 ft., some sun, moist / wet;
Gaultheria shallon salalevergreen, 1-10 ft. some shade, moist / dryish;
Holodiscus discolor oceanspraydeciduous, 10-15 ft., mostly sun, moist / dry;
Ledum groenlandicum Labrador teaevergreen, 1.5-4 ft., mostly shade, moist / wet;
Lonicera ciliosa orange honeysuckledeciduous, 10-20 ft., some sun, moist;
Lonicera hispidula hairy honeysuckledeciduous, some sun, moist / dryish;
Lonicera involucrata black twinberrydeciduous, 3-7 ft., some shade, moist / wet;
Menziesia ferruginea false azaleadeciduous, 3-8 ft., some shade, moist;
Myrica californica Pacific wax myrtleevergreen, 6-25 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Oemleria (Osmaronia) cerasiformis Indian plum, osoberrydeciduous, 5-16 ft., some shade, moist / dryish;
Pachistima (Paxistima) myrsinites Oregon boxwood, mountain loverevergreen, 1-4 ft., some shade, moist / dryish;
Philadelphus lewisii mock orangedeciduous, 3-7 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Physocarpus capitatus Pacific ninebarkdeciduous, 6-12 ft., some sun, moist;
Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa (P. trichocarpa) black cottonwooddeciduous, 80-150 ft., some sun, moist / wet;
Populus tremuloides quaking aspendeciduous, 4-75 ft., some sun, moist / wet;
Prunus emarginata bitter cherrydeciduous, 20-50 ft., moatly sun, moist / dryish;
Prunus virginiana chokecherrydeciduous, 20-50 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Quercus garryana Oregon white oakdeciduous, to 75 ft., sun, moist / dryish;
Rhamnus purshiana cascara deciduous, 20-40 ft., sun / shade, moist / dryish;
Rhododendron macrophyllum Western rhododendronevergreen, 5-15 ft., some shade, moist / dryish
Rhododendron occidentale Western azaleadeciduous, 6-10 ft., some shade, moist
Rhus glabra smooth sumacdeciduous, 4-10 ft., sun, moist / dry;
Ribes aureum golden currant deciduous, 3-6 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish
Ribes sanguineum red flowering currantdeciduous, 4-9 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Rosa gymnocarpa baldhip rosedeciduous, 2-4 ft., some shade, moist / dry
Rosa nutkana Nootka rose deciduous, 3-6 ft., some sun, moist / wet
Rosa pisocarpa wild clustered rosedeciduous, 3-6 ft., some sun, wet / dryish;
Rubus parviflorus thimbleberry deciduous, 2-8 ft., some sun, moist / dryish;
Rubus spectabilis salmonberry deciduous, 3-10 ft., some shade, moist / wet;
Salix hookeriana Hooker's willowdeciduous, 6-18 ft., some sun, wet;
Salix lasiandra (S. lucida spp. lasiandra) Pacific willowdeciduous, 30-60 ft., sun, wet;
Salix scouleriana Scouler's willowdeciduous, 6-40 ft., some sun, wet / dry;
Salix sitchensis Sitka willow deciduous, 3-25 ft., some sun, moist / wet;
Sambucus cerulea blue elderberrydeciduous, 6-20 ft., mostly sun, moist / dryish;
Sambucus racemosa red elderberrydeciduous, 6-20 ft., some sun, moist / dryish;
Spiraea betulifolia birch-leaf spireadeciduous, 1-3 ft., some sun, moist / dryish;
Spiraea douglasii Western spireadeciduous, 4-7 ft., some sun, moist / wet;
Symphoricarpos albus common snowberrydeciduous, 2-6 ft., sun / shade, moist / dry;
Umbellularia californica Oregon myrtle, California laurel evergreen, to 20 ft., sun / shade, moist / dry;
Vaccinium ovatum evergreen huckleberryevergreen, 3-15 ft., some shade, moist;
Vaccinium parvifolium red huckleberrydeciduous, 4-12 ft., some shade, moist;
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