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Native plants benifit the landscape in many ways.  The will provide food and habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.  The roots will stabilize soils and filter pollutants. They are low maintenance and need less water or fertilizers than non-native landscape species. Not to mention they will provide landowners with beautiful blossoms, shade, and privacy!

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Conifers

Douglas Fir

(Pseudotsuga menziesii)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Fast growing conifer that will grow in all but the wettest and driest conditions. Grows 100-200 feet tall and prefers full sun. Grows from sea level to high elevation. Can interfere with white oak habitat.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Grand Fir

(Abies grandis)

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  • Zone 4
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Popular Christmas tree with glossy, dark green needles. Has downward sloping branches and thick foliage.  Grows 100 to 200 feet tall and is shade tolerant when young. Dry to moist sites.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Noble Fir

(Abies procera)

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  • Zones 4-7
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Tall, symmetrical tree, popular Christmas tree, large upright cones at maturity.  Grows 100-200 feet in moist areas at middle to upper elevation.  Best in full sun.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Western Red Cedar

(Thuja plicata)

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  • Zone 5
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Adaptable to conditions ranging from saturated soils and seasonal flooding to moderately dry. Grows to 200 feet tall with reddish brown fibrous bark.  Prefers partial to full shade. May need protection from deer and elk browse when young.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Ponderosa Pine

(Pinus ponderosa)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Large pine with long needles and cinnamon-colored bark. It develops a taproot early in life, which helps it to survive extended drought periods, especially long, dry summers. Grows to 150 feet tall. Best in full sun and tolerates dry conditions.

Seedling Source: Lava Nursery, Parkdale, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Western Hemlock

(Tsuga heterophylla)

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  • Zones 6
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Western Hemlock is a coniferous tree with gracefully down-sweeping branches. They grow to a height of 140-180 feet tall and 2-4 feet in diameter. The needles are short and flat and create a feathery appearance. Hemlocks are distinctive in that they have numerous small cones. Hemlocks will grow in full sun to part shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Deciduous Trees

Vine Maple

(Acer cirinatum)

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  • Zones 5-7
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Small tree growing to 25 feet tall. Becomes leggy in deep shade. In sun or partial shade it is more upright with multiple trunks.  Beautiful red leaves in autumn.  Produces better fall color in drier sites with partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Pacific Dogwood

(Cornus nuttallii)

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Deciduous under-story tree with iconic white blossoms in spring.  Does well in well draining partly shady areas.

Seedling Source: Champoeg, Aurora, OR

Quaking Aspen

(Populus tremuloides)

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  • Zones 2-8
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Quaking aspens are a fast growing medium sized tree with white bark and beautiful fall foliage.  Leaves ‘tremble’ in the slightest wind.  Forms clonal stands through root propagation with trees that will grow up to 75 feet tall.  Trees require moist to wet sites and full sun.  Often found in drainage basins and areas with high water tables.  Hardy in cold climates.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Blue Elderberry

(Sambucus caerulea)

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  • Zones 4-8
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A fast growing deciduous shrub with clusters of cascading white flowers in spring. The hollow stems make good pollinator habitat. Prefers sunny locations and can tolerate dry soils. Grows 6-25 feet tall with a crown spread of about the same width. Berries are edible when ripe.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Cascara

(Rhamnus purshiana)

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Cascara is a deciduous tree that reaches between 15 and 50 feet tall.  It prefers moist soils with full sun to part shade.  Has small inconspicuous flowers in spring and dark blue berries.  It is common in the low lands west of the Cascades.

Seedling Source: Champoeg, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Shrubs

Woods Rose

(Rosa woodsii)

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  • Zones 4-9
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Woods rose is a quick growing, hardy native rose that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions.  It prefers full sun but can grow in part shade. On average it will grow to be 2-5 feet tall and equal in diameter. It produces five petal, pink flowers in the spring and vibrant red rose hips in the fall.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Snowberry

(Symphoricarpos albus)

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  • Zones 4-5
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Deciduous shrub 2-6 feet tall and very adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions.  Produces small pink and white flowers in the spring and clusters of white berries that persist through the winter. Caution; berries are poisonous.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Douglas Spirea

(Spiraea douglasii)

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  • Zones 5-8
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Rhizomatous, leggy, multi-branched shrub that grows 5-8 feet tall. Prefers moist to wet soils and full sun. Numerous clusters of tiny flowers are pink to deep rose and are several times longer than wide.  This plant is suitable for wetlands and riparian areas.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Mock Orange

(Philadelphus lewisii)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Loosely branched deciduous shrub, which grows 5 to 10 feet tall. Showy, fragrant, white flowers appear in May. Grows in moist, well-drained soils to dry soils and prefers full sun to partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Oceanspray

(Holodiscus discolor)

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  • Zones 3-7
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Deciduous shrub, usually has several, thin, main stems and grows up to 15 feet tall. Flowers are profuse, white to cream, and form cascading clusters. Small, dry fruits form in drooping clusters that persist into the winter. Grows in well-drained dry sites.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Indian Plum

(Oemleria cerasiformis)

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  • Zones 3-7
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This deciduous shrub grows to about 15 feet tall.  It produces white flowers early in the spring, which turn into purple fruit that resemble plums. It grows in dry to moist soils.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Red Osier Dogwood

(Cornus sericea var. occidentalis)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Many-stemmed, deciduous shrub grows to 15 feet tall. Stems turn red in winter. Small greenish-white flowers grow in dense, flat-topped clusters in spring and produce bluish-white berries in the fall. Excellent fall color. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Serviceberry

(Amalanchier alnifolia)

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  • Zones 3-6
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Multiple-stemmed, deciduous upright shrub or single-trunk small tree growing 10 to 25 feet tall. Fragrant clusters of white flowers appear in April through May. Excellent fall color. Full sun to partial shade. Very drought-tolerant and an excellent plant for attracting pollinators.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Red Flowering Currant

(Ribes sanguineum)

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Red Flowering Currant is an upright shrub that reaches heights of 10 feet. Beautiful pink to deep red cluster of flowers that either hang or stand erect.  The berries are dark blue to black with hairs and a waxy bloom.  Red flowering currant prefers dry to moist open woods and rocky slopes.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
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Pacific Ninebark

(Physocarpus capitatus)

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A large deciduous shrub that grows to 15 feet tall with a similar spread.  Produces white flower clusters in late spring to early summer.  It is often found growing along streams, lakes, bogs, and other moist sites.  Prefers full sun but tolerates some shade.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet

Golden Currant

(Ribes aureum)

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Golden currant is a 6-9 ft. deciduous shrub with light-green three-lobed leaves and spicy-scented racemes of yellow flowers turning orange with age on long wand-like stems. It is a good plant for early spring blooms.  Berries are either orange or black when ripe. This shrub prefers moist to drier sites in part shade.  This is a very adaptable plant tolerating standing water to drought.

Seedling Source: Champoeg Nursery, Aurora, OR
Species Fact Sheet


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