Arnold's Red Tatarian Honeysuckle

A medium to tall shrub native to northeast Asia reaching 10 to 12 feet in height. Drought tolerant and pH adaptable. Yellow to pink flowers are followed by orange to red fruit utilized by birds.

Black Chokeberry

A medium sized, multi-stemmed, shrub reaching 5 to 8 feet in height on favorable sites. Foliage is a shiny green turning wine red in the fall, white flower clusters are followed by persistent, astringent fruits dark purple black in color. Tolerates low, wet areas though is adaptable to varying soil conditions. Native to the northeastern, eastern and mid-western U.S. Useful fruit for wine making.


A thorny, thicket forming, medium to tall shrub which may reach 12-15 feet in height. Abundant small, red, astringent fruits. Tolerant of dry and alkaline soil conditions. Native to the Plains and Intermountain west of the U.S. and Canada.


A very hardy, medium to tall, upright shrub native to Siberia and Mongolia which can reach 12 to 14 feet in height on favorable sites. Tolerant of dry soils and high pH. Yellow flowers followed by seed bearing pods.

Common Chokecherry

A large, suckering shrub or small tree native across the United States which may reach a height of 15 feet on favorable sites. Produces abundant small cherries suitable for jelly or wildlife.

Common Lilac

An upright, suckering, medium to tall shrub which grows 8-12 feet in height. Flower color is purple or white. Native to central Europe and Asia.

Villosa Lilac

A medium to large, dense, non-suckering, upright shrub native to northern China and Mongolia. Flowers are pink and villosa lilac blooms about 2 weeks later than common lilac. It may reach a height of 12 feet on favorable sites.

Redosier Dogwood

A medium sized, multi-stemmed, lightly suckering shrub which may reach a height of 6-10 feet on favorable sites, likes moist soil. Stems are dark to bright red, white fruit clusters are taken rapidly by birds. Native to the northern and eastern United States and Canada.


A small to medium, suckering shrub which may reach a height of 8-10 feet. White flowers followed by an edible fruit in late June to early July. Also known as serviceberry or Saskatoon. It is native to the Northern Great Plains, Intermountain west, and Canada.

American Elderberry

A medium to large multi-stemmed, open, spreading shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet in height and spread, may lightly sucker to form open colonies. Large, white flower clusters are followed by purple-black fruits in late summer which are utilized by birds. Elderberry is a valuable wildlife plant occurring throughout the eastern and midwestern U. S. to the central plains states.