Native Trees & Shrubs
Blue Elderberry - A fast growing, hardy shrub with large clusters of tiny white flowers followed by huge quantities of easily harvested blue fruit. Fruits can be used for jams, wine, and preserves. Very beneficial northwest native plant for pollinators; attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers sun. Can have a multi-stemmed habit and grows to about 30 ft. Zone 3-8.
Bunchberry - Groundcover creeping dogwood what gets about 6" high. White dogwood flowers followed by bunches of red berries in fall. Attracts bees and butterflies. Birds eat the fruits. Nice fall colors. Does not tolerate foot traffic. Great for naturalizing in woodlands. Grow in shade with moist, acidic soil and abundant organic matter. Native to the northern US and Canada. Zone 2-6. - SOLD OUT
Evergreen Huckleberry - A shade tolerant, evergreen shrub native to the coastal northwest. Edible shiny black, blueberry-like fruit in fall. Cut branches are popularly used in floral arrangements. Needs acidic soils. Grows to about 2-3 ft. in sun and 6 ft. in shade. Zone 7-9.
Poulsbo Scarlet Currant - Showy northwest native. A very upright, multi-stemmed shrub, this selection has intense, deep red dangling clusters of flowers which are very showy in early spring. One of the earliest hummingbird nectar plants. Sun or shade. Grows to 5-10 ft. Zone 6-9.
Red Osier Dogwood - Known as Red-Twig Dogwood for its red, multi-stemmed branches. Dense, flat-top clusters of white blossoms in spring which later drape down and become tipped with white berries. Dark green leaves change to burgundy in autumn and shine scarlet in sunlight. Amazing wildlife value as a food source to a range of birds, beneficial insects and mammals. Natural habitat is in wooded or open areas, river banks and other wet areas. Prefers moist yet well-drained soils. Used in waterway bank erosion control and restoration.
Red Alder - Extremely rapid growth, typically 80 ft. tall in 25 years. Wood makes good indoor furniture and is a clean burning firewood. It's also a nitrogen fixer; it will grow in infertile ground and make it more fertile. Zone 3-8.
Salal - Understory native shrub with edible black fruit that grows in clusters. Blueberry sized berries were a staple food of Northwest Coastal Indians. Can be eaten fresh, cooked and dried. Salal makes an excellent jelly. Stems with large evergreen leaves are used in floral arrangements. In sun, will be about 2 ft. tall; in shade up to 6 ft. Zone 7-9.
Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry - A shade tolerant, evergreen shrub native to the coastal NW. It produces an edible black, blueberry like fruit in the fall. Cut branches used in floral arrangements. This selection is noted for more compact growth (3' x 3') and especially colorful scarlet new growth in spring that turns green by midsummer. Zone 7-9.
Snowberry - Small shrub with ½" white berries, persisting over winter until eaten off by wildlife. Pale green leaves with very tiny inconspicuous pink flowers. This northern native plant is very shade tolerant. Grows to about 5 ft. Zone 3-7.
Vine Maple - A very colorful small multi-stemmed shrub growing to about 15-20 ft. New growth in the spring has a reddish tinge, followed by small flower clusters. Large, broad leaves are up to 6" wide. Inconspicuous red flowers resemble columbines and provide nectar for beneficial insects, butterflies and bees. Seeds, buds and flowers attract wildlife. Makes a great nesting site for birds. Bright yellow to orange-red leaves that glow in autumn sunlight. Zone 5-9.