Pacific Flowering Dogwood

Cornus nutalli - Pacific Dogwood


Vine Maple

Acer circinatum - Vine Maple
Great wildlife shrub or small tree. Bushier in shade and more leggy in sun. Fall leaf colour.


Amelanchier alnifolia - Serviceberry
Slow growing shrub to small tree that provides edible berries.

Bog Rosemary

Andromeda polifolia - Bog Rosemary
Moist wet places in sun, bog gardens.


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Kinnikinnick

RedTwig Dogwood

Cornus occidentalis - Redtwig Dogwood
Open moist habitats. Can get tall but cutting back to base every year will bring out new red twig growth. Excellent wildlife shrub.


Gaultheria shallon - Salal


Holodiscus discolor - Oceanspray
To 8ft shrub for open, sunny or shady well drained sites. Butterfly host

Common juniper

Juniperus communis - Common juniper
Sun, dry rocky habitats to form a low groundcover. Great habitat and berries for wildlife.

Western Bog Laurel

Kalmia microphylla - Western Bog Laurel
Moist wet places in sun, bog gardens.

Trapper's Tea

Ledum glandulosum - Trapper's Tea
Moist wet places in sun, bog gardens. A tea can be brewed from the leaves.


Lonicera involuctra - Twinberry

Tall Oregon Grape

Mahonia [Berberis] nervosa - Tall Oregon Grape
Sun or woodland, to 6ft. Deer resistant.

Cascade Oregon Grape

Mahonia [Berberis] nervosa - Cascade Oregon Grape

Oso Berry

Oemleria cerasiformis - Oso Berry

Oregon Boxleaf

Paxistima [Pachistima] myrsinites - Oregon Boxleaf
Replaces common boxwood. To 3ft.

Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii var. gordonianus - Mock Orange

Pink mountain heather

Phyllodoce empetriformis - Pink mountain heather

Pacific ninebark

Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific ninebark

Pacific Rhododendron

Rhododendron macrophyllum - Pacific Rhododendron
Moist shady woodlands. Medium size rhododendron in garden settings, more full in shade.

Western Azalea

Rhododendron occidentale
Moist sunny places, fragrant attractive blooms.

Gummy gooseberry

Ribes lobbii - Gummy gooseberry

Red-flowering currant

Ribes sanguineum - Red-flowering currant
Garry Oak Ecosystem Meadow component, dry, attracts hummers.

Bald-hip rose

Rosa gymnocarpa - Bald-hip rose
A native rose for smaller gardens that doesn't spread. Sun or shade.

Nootka rose

Rosa nutkana var. nutkana - Nootka rose
Adaptable, moist to dry gardens. Thicket forming wildlife and habitat shrub.


Rubus spectabilis - Salmonberry

Trailing blackberry

Rubus ursinus - Trailing blackberry

Blue Elderberry

Sambucus cerulea - Blue Elderberry

Douglas Spirea

Spirea douglasii ssp. douglasii - Douglas Spirea


Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry
Adaptable medium sized shrub that provides berries for wildlife. Shady edgelands and riperian habitats.

Alaskan blueberry

Vaccinium alaskense - Alaskan blueberry

Black huckleberry

Vaccinium membranaceum - Black huckleberry

Oval-leaved blueberry

Vaccinium ovalifolium - Oval-leaved blueberry

Evergreen huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen huckleberry
Useful,evergreen edible shrub for hedges.

Red huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium - Red huckleberry

Bog blueberry

Vaccinium uliginosum - Bog blueberry


Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus - Lingonberry