Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) - deciduous shrub with white flowers and blue-black berries
Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) – has small purple berries in autumn; fall foliage yellow
Clethra alnifolia (Summersweet) - ‘Hummingbird’ (small) and ‘Ruby Spice’ (pink blooms)
Elderberry (Sambuccus) - large shrub with edible flowers and berries.
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) - low and very wide groundcover type shrub, red fall foliage.
Holly, American (Ilex opaca) – female plant has berries only if pollinated by a male holly in the area.
Hydrangea, Smooth leaf (Hydrangea arborescens) - white blooms on current year’s growth.
Leucothoe ( L. axillaris & L. fontanesiana) - graceful shade loving broad leaf evergreen shrub.
Physocarpus opulifolia (Ninebark) - potentially large flowering shrub; can be pruned to size you prefer.
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) - grows in light shade to full sun with weeks of scarlet fall foliage.
Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) – rampant vine with large orange or yellow blooms that attract hummingbirds (can be invasive as spreading roots send up additional shoots).
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) – fast growing vine which clings to surfaces; red foliage in the fall if growing in sun.
For more NJ native plant information see: http://www.npsnj.org/
Compiled by STAC (Shade Tree Advisory Committee) 221 S. 5th Ave. Highland Park, NJ 08904 732-572-3400.