Marcie Forsberg

Hazelnut Shrub - Corylus americana
The hazelnut shrub is an MN native, extremely hardy, works in sun and part shade.  Has a great yellow fall color and edible nuts that are popular with wildlife.  If you can beat the wildlife to the nuts, they are good to eat (or in a vodka gimlet).
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American Cranberrybush - Viburnum trilobum grows native in MN, very adaptable in sun or part shade, wet or dry soils.  Gorgeous white spring flowers followed by a drupe of beautiful red berries that the cedar waxwings and cardinal love.
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Gray Dogwood - Cornus racemosa is another native shrub with a maroon fall color, white spring flowers, followed by a white berry that the bluebirds eat immediately.  A nice midsize shrub that is very hardy and drought tolerant.
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Pagoda Dogwood - Cornus alternifolia is native to the MN woodlands.  A great specimen small tree, it has horizontal, vaguely japanese looking branching, with white spring flowers and fruit held upright with red pedicels.  Another very popular bird plant.   Additional Details

Fragrant Sumac - Rhus aromatica.  The straight native R. aromatica, is about 6' tall and when planted in groups, forms a wonderful thicket.  Unlike other sumacs, this one does not sucker.  The leaves have a lemony fragrance, and a fruit that is loved bybirds.  This is a great shrub for bird habitat.  The cultivar 'gro-low' is a dwarf variety that is great for smaller plantings.  This shrub gets very wide and is perfect for erosion control or other dry, tough situations.  It always looks great, and works in sun or shade with reddish, orange fall color. Additional Details

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