Botanical Name: Amorpha canescens
Common Name: Leadplant
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Height: 2-4' Spread: 4-5' Habit/Form: Rounded Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 2-6
Cultural comments: Sun; does well in dry sandy to clay soil; attractive gray-green foliage adds nice contrast in rock gardens; purplish-blue flower spikes in June; occurs in native prairies.
Butterfly Caterpillar/larval Host: Dog Face Sulphur
Nectar Source/Butterflies Attracted: Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Fritillaries, Sulphur, Blues
Birds Attracted: Goldfinch, sparrows, titmouse, and junco
Plant Appeal to Birds: Seeds persist into winter
- New Jersey Tea 75%
Botanical Name: Ceanothus americanusCommon Name: New Jersey Tea Updated 2/2012 Click on an image to enlarge Ceanothus americanus Ceanothus americanus Height: 3-4' Spread: 3-5' Habit/Form: Rounded Growth Rate: Slow to medium ...
- Buttonbush 74%
Botanical Name: Cephalanthus occidentalis* Common Name: Buttonbush Updated 2/2012 Click image to enlarge form leaf fruit trunk Height: 6-12' Spread: 12-18' Habit/Form: Upright...
- Coralberry 74%
Botanical Name: Symphoricarpos orbiculatus*Common Name: Coralberry Updated 12/2012 Form Winter form Fruit Click an image to enlarge Height: 2-5' Spread: 4-8' Habit/Form: Upright arching Growth...
- Red-Osier Dogwood 74%
Botanical Name: Cornus sericea ssp. sericeaCommon Name: Red-Osier Dogwood Updated 3/2012 Click on an image to enlarge leaves winter form Height: 7-9' Spread: 8-10' Habit/Form: Broad spreading, rounded, multi-stemmed Growth...
- Common Witch-Hazel 73%
Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana Common Name: Common Witch-hazel Updated 4/2012 Click on a photo to enlarge form fall color flowers Height: 15-25' Spread: 15-20' Habit/Form: Upright to rounded Growth Rate:...
- Southern Arrowwood 73%
Botanical Name: Viburnum dentatum Common Name: Southern Arrowwood Updated 2/2013 Click on an image to enlarge form leaves flowers fruits Height: 8-10 (15)' Spread: 6-15' Habit/Form: Rounded to vase shaped with...