American Plum (Prunus americana)

American Plum (Prunus americana)

American Plum suckers freely, forming dense thickets which are excellent for bird and wildlife cover. Large white flowers bloom in May and the edible fruit is ripe in late summer. Plum will grow in sandy soil but is adaptable to a variety of soil types and habitats...
Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chokecherry is a large shrub but can take the form of a small tree. This shrub is very common in Minnesota and is a very important bird and wildlife food source. Blossoms are white and bottle-brush shaped and the fruit can be used in jams and jellies. Chokecherry is...
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Elderberry grows best in a sunny, open location and in a rich, moist soil. Elderberry grows rapidly, tolerates shade and is useful near water. The white flowers are produced in early summer in large, flat-topped clusters. The edible, purplish-black fruits, borne in...
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Redosier Dogwood is a medium, spreading shrub with white blossoms in the fall and unusual white berries in the summer. Stems are red in winter making this a very attractive landscaping plant. Redosier dogwood will grow in most soil types. Its extensive root system and...
Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Highbush Cranberry does best on well drained soils that are moister that average. It is a tall, leggy shrub with white, flat-topped flower clusters and bright red fruit late in the summer. The foliage turns a beautiful orange/ red in the fall. The fruit can be used in...
Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Black Chokeberry is a small shrub (4-6 feet tall) does well in a variety of soils but prefers a moist peat-sand. It has white blossoms in the spring and produces berries that stay on the shrub into winter making this an excellent food source for ground birds like...