Oregon Native Landscape Plants

by Rod Smith

Former Iowa Certified Nurseryman and Oregon Certified Nursery Professional

© 2008-2023 Rodney A. Smith
All rights reserved.

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PPL indicates that the plant is included in the Portland Plant List.

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure

Native Perennials and Groundcovers
Achillea millefolium             3 30" X 2'   Native. White, flat flowers in sum-
  Common Yarrow               Low  Sun-Part     mer. Good cut/dried flowers.  PPL
Achyls triphylla                   10" X 6"   Native. Three lobed leaf with stalk
  Vanilla Leaf                Med. Shade-Part of white flowers above leaf.  PPL
Actaea rubra                       2' X       Native.  White flowers in spring.
  Baneberry                   Med. Shade-Part                                 PPL
Adiantum aleuticum               5 18" X 18"  Native. Delicate looking leaves
  Western Maidenhair Fern     Med. Shade        with black stems.             PPL
Alisma plantago-aquatica         5 12" X 12"  Native. White flowers in June.
  Water Plaintain             High Sun          Needs constantly wet soil.    PPL
Allium cernuum                   4 15" X 12"  Native. Pink flowers in summer.
  Nodding Onion               Med. Sun          Great for rock gardens.       PPL
Anaphalis margaritacea           3 2' X 1'    Native. Gray-green leaves. Papery
  Pearly Everlasting          L-M  Sun          white flowers in late Summer. PPL
Anemone oregana                    8" X       Native. Blue, pink or purple flowers
  Oregon Anemone              Med. Shade-Part   April to July.                PPL
Antennaria argentea (luzuloides) 5 15" x 15"  Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Silver Pussytoes            Low  Sun          flowers in June.
Aquilegia formosa                3 2' X 1'    Native. Red flowers in May to Aug.
  Western Columbine           Low  Part Sun     Attracts hummingbirds.        PPL
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi          2 8" X 4'    Native evergreen. Pink flowers.
  Kinnikinnick                Low  Sun-Part     Red berries. Good groundcover.PPL
Armeria maritima                 4 10" X 1'   Native evergreen. Mound of leaves.
  Sea Thrift                  Med. Sun-Part     Pink or white flowers April-June.
Aruncus sylvester                4 4' X 3'    Native. Creamy white flowers in
  Goatsbeard                  Med. Shade-Part   June and July.                PPL
Asarum caudatum                  4 4" X 2'    Native. Large, heart shaped leaves.
  Wild Ginger                 High Shade-Part   Brown flowers early Spring.   PPL
Asclepias speciosa               4 4' X 3'    Native. Lilac flowers July to Sept.
  Showy Milkweed              Med. Sun          Feeds hummers, Monarch butterfly.
Aster subspicatus                5 2' X 2'    Native. Drought tolerant. Purple
  Douglas Aster               Med. Sun          flowers in summer to fall.    PPL
Athyrium filix-femina            4 2' X 2'    Fine double cut leaves arch up and
  Lady Fern                   Med. Shade-Part   out.                          PPL
Balsamorhiza sagittata           4 15" X 15"  Native. Drought tolerant. Yellow
  Arrowleaf Balsamroot        Low  Sun          flowers in spring.
Blechnum spicant                 7 2' X 2'    Low spreading sterile fronds and
  Deer Fern                   Med. Shade-Part   upright fertile fronds.       PPL
Boykinia major                   7 2' x 2'    Native. White flowers summer to
  Large Boykinia              Med. Shade        fall.
Calypso bulbosa                               Native orchid found on wooded
  Fairy Slipper                                 slopes.                       PPL
Camassia quamash                 6 18" X 12"  Native bulb. Blue flowers in
  Common Camas                High Sun-Part     April to June.                PPL
Carex barbarae                   5 30" X 30"  Native. Wetlands. Used by native
  Santa Barbara Sedge         High Sun          Americans to weave baskets.
Carex obnupta                    5 2' X 2'    Native. Grass-like. Spreads easily.
  Slough Sedge                M-H  Sun-Part     Great for erosion control.
Carex tumulicola                 8 18" X 18"  Native evergreen grass. Tuft of
  Berkeley Sedge              Med. Sun-Part     narrow green leaves.          PPL
Ceanothus prostratus             5 4" X 3'    Native. Drought tolerant. Purple or
  Prostrate Ceanothus         Low  Sun          blue flowers in June. Groundcover
Chamerion angustifolium            5'         Native. Pink flowers in June to 
  Fireweed                    L-M  Sun          September.                    PPL
Clarkia amoena                   4 30" x 2'   Native annual. Drought tolerant.
  Farewell-to-spring          Low  Sun          Pink flowers in June. Bees.   PPL
Cornus unalaschkensis            1 3" X 2'    Deciduous. White flowers in
  Western Bunchberry          Med. Sun-Shade    spring. Red berries in fall.  PPL
Delphinium menziesii               15" X      Native. Purple flowers in Apr-May.
  Menzies' Larkspur           L-M  Sun-Part                                   PPL
Deschampsia caespitosa           4 18" X 12"  Native. Dark green clump of grass.
  Tufted Hair Grass           High Sun-Part     Seed stalks produce plantlets.PPL
Dicentra formosa                 3 12" X 18"  Native. Dark fern-like leaves.
  Western Bleeding Heart      Low  Shade-Part   Pink flowers April to June.   PPL
Disporum hookeri                   18" X 18"  Native. Nodding white flowers in
  Hooker's Fairy-bell         Med. Sun-Shade    spring. Red berries.          PPL
Dodecatheon hendersonii          5 1' x 1'    Native. White flowers in spring.
  White Shooting Star         Med. Sun          Feeds bees.                   PPL
Dodecatheon pulchellum           5 1' x 1'    Native. Magenta flowers in spring.
  Few Flowered Shooting Star  Med. Sun-Part     Feeds bees.                   PPL
Dryas octopetala                   6" X 6"    Native evergreen groundcover. White
  Mountain Avens              Low  Sun          flowers in summer.
Eleocharis palustris             4 3' X 3'    Native wetland plant. Seed heads on
  Creeping Spike-rush         High Sun	      3' spikes for birds and  amphibians.
Elymus glaucus                   4 2' X 2'    Native. Dense clumps of blue grass.
  Blue Wild Rye               Low  Sun          blue grass.                   PPL
Erigeron glaucus                 7 18' X 18"  Native evergreen. Light purple
  Seaside Daisy               Med. Sun-Part     flowers spring to fall.
Erigeron speciosus               3 18" X 18"  Native. Drought tolerant. Lavender
  Showy Fleabane              Med. Sun          petals with yellow center. Summer
Eriogonum umbellatum             4 3' X 2'    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Sulphur Flower              Low  Sun          Yellow flowers in summer.
Eriophyllum lanatum              5 18" X 18"  Native. Drought tolerant. Yellow
  Oregon Sunshine             Low  Sun          flowers spring to summer.     PPL
Erythronium oregonum             6 12" X 6"   Native. Showy white flowers in
  White Fawn Lily             Med. Part Shade   spring.
Eschscholzia californica         5 1' X 2'    Yellow, pink, or white poppies all
  California Poppy            L-M  Sun          summer. Remove dead flowers.  PPL
Festuca occidentalis             4 2' X 2'    Native. Drought tolerant. Blue-
  Western Fescue              Low  Sun-Part     green foliage.
Festuca idahoensis               5 1' X 1'    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Idaho Fescue                Low  Sun          Blue foliage.
Festuca roemeri                  7 2' X 2'    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Roemer's Fescue             Low  Sun          Blue-green foliage.
Fragaria chiloensis              4 6" X 1'    Native evergreen groundcover. White
  Wild Strawberry             Med. Sun-Part     flowers in spring. Red berries.
Fragaria vesca                   6 6" X 1'    Native evergreen groundcover.
  Wood Strawberry             Low  Sun-Part     Drought tolerant.             PPL
Fragaria virginiana              5 6" X 1'    Native evergreen groundcover.
  Wild Strawberry             Low  Sun-Part     Drought tolerant.             PPL
Gaillardia aristata              3 2' X 2'    Native. Daisy-like yellow, bronze
  Blanket Flower              Low  Sun          or red flowers for butterflies.
Gaultheria ovatifolia            8 3" X 12"   Native evergreen groundcover. Pink
  Oregon Wintergreen          High Part Sun     flowers in summer. Edible berries
Geum macrophyllum                  2' X       Native. Yellow flowers in May to
  Large Leaf Avens            L-M  Sun          July.                         PPL
Gilia capitata                   4 6" X 1'    Native. Drought tolerant. Blue
  Bluehead Gilia              Med. Sun          flowers in June, July         PPL
Helenium hoopesii                4 3' x 1'    Native. Drought tolerant. Yellow-
  Orange Sneezeweed           Med. Sun          orange flowers in summer
Heuchera micrantha               4 18" X 18"  Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Alum Root                   Low  Sun-Part     flowers spring to summer.     PPL
Iris douglasiana                  5 15" X 15"  Native. Cream to purple flowers
  Douglas iris                Med. Shade-Part   in May.                       PPL
Iris missouriensis               4 2' X 1'    Native. Blue t deep violet flowers
  Rocky Mountain Iris         Med. Sun          in May. Likes wet soil.
Iris tenax                       5 15" X 18"  Native. Purple flowers with yellow
  Oregon iris                 Low  Sun-Part     or white. Drought tolerant.   PPL
Juncus ensofolius                5 2' X 2'    Native evergreen. Tolerates wet
  Common Rush                 Med. Sun          soil.                         PPL
Lewisia cotyledon                4 10" X 5"   Evergreen native. Pink to orange
  Siskiyou Lewisia            Low  Sun-Part     flowers May-Aug. Rosette leaves.
Ligustichum apiifolium           7 3' X 3'    Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Parsley-leaved Lovage       Low  Sun          flowers in July to September. PPL
Lilium columbianum                 30" X 12"  Native. Orange flowers with purplish
  Tiger Lily                  Med. Sun-Part     spots in summer.              PPL
Limnanthes douglasii               15" X 15"  Native self sowing annual.  Yellow
  Douglas' Meadowfoam         High Sun          and white spring flowers.
Linum lewisii                    5 15" X 12"  Native. Delicate blue flowers on
  Blue Flax                   Low  Sun          slender stalks. Drought tolerant.
Lupinus polyphyllus                4' X 1'    Native. Short lived but reseeds.
  Large-leaved Lupine         L-M  Sun-Shade    Blue, purple, violet flowers. PPL
Lupinus rivularis                  2' X 2'    Native. Purple-blue flowers in
  Stream-bank Lupine          Med. Part Sun     spring.                       PPL
Lysichitum armericanus           6 2' X 1'    Native. Yellowish flower in May.
  Skunk Cabbage               High Sun-Part     Needs wet soil.               PPL
Maianthemum dilatatum              1' X 1'    Native. White flowers in May to
  False Lily of the Valley    M-H  Part Sun     JUne. Spreads.                PPL
Mimulus guttatus                   18" X 18"  Native. Yellow flowers in spring to
  Yellow Monkey Flower        M-H  Sun-Part     summer. Spreads.              PPL
Myosotis laxa                      8" X       Native. Blue flowers in June to
  Small Flower Forget-me-not  Med. Sun-Part     September.                    PPL
Nemophila menziesii                6" X 12"   Native annual. Self sowing. Blue
  Baby Blue Eyes              M-H  Part Shade   flowers in spring.            PPL
Nuphar polysepalum               4 1' X 2'    Native. Yellow flowers in summer.
  Spatterdock                 High Sun          Grows in 3' to 5' deep water.
Oxalis oregana                   3 6" X 30"   Native groundcover for shade. White
  Wood Sorrel                 Med. Shade-Part   flowers April-June.           PPL
Penstemon richardsonii             2' X 2'    Native. Pinkish flowers in late
  Richardson's Penstemon      Med. Part Sun     summer.                       PPL
Penstemon serrulatus               18" X 18"  Native. Purple flowers in summer.
  Cascade Penstemon           Med. Sun-Part     Good cut flowers.             PPL
Petasites frigidus                 15" X 15"  Native. White flowers in spring.
  Sweet Coltsfoot             High Shade-Part   Large round leaves.           PPL
Phlox diffusa                      4" X 1'    Native evergreen. Pink flowers in
  Spreading Phlox             Med. Sun          spring.
Polemonium pulcherimum           5 10" X 10"  Native. Drought tolerant. Blue
  Jacob's Ladder              Low  Sun          flowers in June.
Polypodium glycyrrhiza             10" X 10"  Native evergreen. Edible root
  Licorice Fern               High Shade        tastes like licorice.
Polystichum munitum              5 3' X 3'    Native evergreen. Excellent for
  Western Sword Fern          L-M  Shade-Part   woodsy area. Tolerates dry.   PPL
Potentilla pacifica                6" X 1'    Native groundcover. Yellow flowers
  Pacific Silverweek          Med. Sun          in spring to summer.
Rubus pedatus                    4 2" X 6'    Native evergreen groundcover. Small
  Evergreen Blackberry        Low  Sun-Part     white flowers. Edible red fruit.
Sagittaria latifolia             4 2' X 2'    Native. White flowers in late sum-
  Wapato                      High Sun          mer. Produces edible tuber.   PPL
Saxifraga rufidula                 6" X 6"    Native. White flowers in spring to
  Rusty-hair Saxifrage        High Part Shade   summer.
Scabiosa columbaria              5 18" X 18"  Blue, pink or white flowers June to
  Pincushion                  Low  Sun-Part     frost. WL hummingbird butterflies
Scirpus microcarpus              5 3' X 3'    Native. White flowers in summer.
  Small Flowered Bulrush      High Sun-Part                                   PPL
Sedum lanceolatum                5 3" X 1'    Native groundcover. Yellow flowers
  Stonecrop                   Low  Sun          in late spring. Drought tolerant.
Sedum oreganum                   7 3" X 1'    Native evergreen groundcover.
  Oregon Stonecrop            L-M  Sun          Yellow flowers in summer.     PPL
Sedum spathulifolium             5 4" X 4"    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Spatula-leaf Stonecrop      Low  Sun-Part     Yellow flowers May to July.   PPL
Sidalcea campestris              7 4' X 18"   Native. Drought tolerant.
  Meadow-Checkermallow        Med. Sun          Feeds bees and butterflies.   PPL
Sisyrinchium angustifolium         12" X 12"  Native. Reddish-purple flowers in
  Blue-eyed Grass             Med. Sun          spring.                       PPL
Sisyrinchium bellum              8 10" X 8"   Native. Drought tolerant. Blue
  Blue-eyed Grass             Low  Sun          flowers spring to summer.
Sisyrinchium californicum        8 15" X 15"  Native. Drought tolerant. Yellow
  Yellow-eyed Grass           Low  Part Sun     spring flowers attract butterfly.
Sisyrinchium douglasii             12" X 12"  Native. Reddish-purple flowers in
  Grass-widow                 Med. Sun          spring.                       PPL
Smilacina racemosa               3 3' X 1'    Tall plumes of fuzzy white flowers.
  False Solomon's Seal        M-H Shade-Part   Red & white speckled fruit.    PPL
Smilacina stellata                 18" x 18"  Native. White flowers in spring to
  Starry False Solomon's Seal L-M  Shade-Part   summer.                       PPL
Solidago lepida                  4 3' X 3'    Native. Drought tolerant. Yellow
  Canada Goldenrod            Low  Sun          flowers summer to fall.       PPL
Synthyris reniformis               3" X 3"    Native. Purple blossoms late winter
  Snow Queen                  Med. Part Shade   to spring.                    PPL
Tellima grandiflora                2" X 1'    Native. Pink flowers in spring to
  Fringe Cup                  Med. Part Shade   Summer. Spreads.              PPL
Thalictrum occidentale           6 30' X 30'  Native. Drought tolerant. Pink and
  Western Meadow Rue          Med. Part Shade   green flowers spring-summer.  PPL
Tiarella trifoliata                10" X 12"  Native. Small white flowers in dense
  Foamflower                  Med. Shade        patches.                      PPL
Tolmiea menziesii                  2' X 2'    Native. Maroon flowers in spring to
  Piggyback Plant             M-H  Shade-Part   Summer. Spreads.              PPL
Trillium ovatum                  4 1' X 6"    Native. Three leaves with white
  Western Trillium            Med. Shade-Part   flowers in March. Acid soil.  PPL
Typha latifolia                  4 6' X 4'    Native bog plant. Makes thick
  Cattails                    High Sun          clumps in moist soil.         PPL
Vancouveria hexandra               10" X 8"   Native. White flowers spring to
  Inside-out Flower           L-M  Sun-Shade    summer.                       PPL
Veratrum californicum           3 5' X 2'    Native. Green flowers May-June.
  California Corn Lily        High Shade-Part   Deep veined leaves. Poisonous.PPL
Viola adunca                       4" X 6"    Native. Purple flowers in spring to
  Early Blue Violet           Med. Shade-Part   summer. Attracts butterflies. PPL
Viola glabella                   6 8" X 8"    Native. Small heart-shaped flowers.
  Yellow Wood Violet          Med. Shade-Part   Small yellow spring flowers.  PPL
Viola sempervirens                 4" X 6"    Native evergreen. Pale yellow flow-
  Evergreen Violet            Med. Shade-Part   ers with purple veins.        PPL
Woodwardia fimbriata             8 6' X 5'    Native. Drought tolerant. Evergreen
  Giant Chain Fern            Med. Part Shade   fronds.
Xerophyllum tenax                3 5' X 3"    Native evergreen. Grass like leaves
  Beargrass                   Low  Sun-Part     and creamy plume flowers.

Amelanchier alnifolia            4 10' X 6'   Native. White flowers in Spring.
  Western Serviceberry        Med. Sun-Part     Purplish berries feed birds.  PPL
Arctostaphylos columbiana        7 6' X 6'    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Hairy Manzanita             Low  Sun          Pink flowers in spring.
Azalea occidentale               4 5' X 5'    Native deciduous. Fragrant flowers
  Western Azalea              Med. Sun-Part     for hummingbirds and butterflies.
Ceanothus integerrimus           5 8' X 6'    Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Mountain Lilac, Deer Brush  Low  Sun-Part     Blue flowers in late spring.
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus           7 15' X 10'  Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Blue Blossom                Low  Sun          Blue blossoms in spring and fall.
Ceanothus velutinus var. laeve.  1 15' X 15'  Native evergreen. Drought tolerant.
  Mountain Balm               Low  Sun          White flowers in mid-spring.  PPL
Cercocarpus ledifolius           3 12' X 10'  Evergreen. Yellow funnel flowers in
  Curl-leaf Mtn. Mahogany     Low  Sun-Part     spring. Drought tolerant.
Cornus sericea                   3 8' X 8'    Deciduous native. Drought tolerant.
  Red Osier Dogwood           Med. Sun-Part     White flowers in spring.      PPL
Corylus cornuta                  3 20' X 20'  Native deciduous. Suckers freely
  Hazelnut                    Med. Sun-Part     for hedge. Yellow Fall leaves.
Fuchsia magellanica              4 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. Violet, white and
  Hardy Fuchsia               High Part Shade   red flowers July-Oct.
Garrya elliptica                 5 8' X 8'    Native evergreen. Leaves with woolly
  Coast Silk Tassel           Low  Sun-Part     yellowish catkins in January.
Gaultheria shallon               6 2' X 3'    Native evergreen. Pink flowers in
  Salal                       L-M  Sun-Shade    spring. Black edible berries. PPL
Heteromeles arbutifolia          7 8' X 5'    Native deciduous. Drought tolerant.
  Toyon                       Low  Sun          White flowers summer. Red berries
Holodiscus discolor              4 12' X 10'  Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Ocean Spray                 Low  Sun-Part     May to July. Drought tolerant.PPL
Ilex glabra                        10' X 6'   Native evergreen. Small flowers in
  Inkberry.                   High Part Shade   summer. Black berries for birds.
Juniperus communis               3 1' X 6'    Native evergreen. Many forms. Very
  Common Juniper              Low  Sun          drought tolerant. Berries.
Linnaea borealis                   6" X 2'    Native evergreen. Pairs of fragrant
  Twinflower                  Med. Sun-Part     pink flowers in May.          PPL
Lonicera involucrata             3 8' X 7'    Native deciduous. Yellow flowers in
  Black Twinberry             Med. Sun-Part     May. Black berries.           PPL
Mahonia aquifolium               5 5' X 3'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Oregon Grape                Low  Sun-Shade    March. Black, edible berries. PPL
Mahonia nervosa                  6 2' X 4'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Leatherleaf Mahonia         L-M  Sun-Part     spring. Drought tolerant.     PPL
Mahonia repens                   4 2' X 3'    Native evergreen. Yellow flowers in
  Creeping Oregon Grape       L-M  Sun-Shade    spring. Blue berries in Fall.
Myrica californica               7 10' X 8'   Native evergreen. Excellent hedge
  California Wax Myrtle       Low  Sun-Shade    or screen.
Oemleria cerasiformis            6 8' X 5'    Native. Drought Tolerant. Yellow
  Indian Plum                 Low  Shade-Part   flowers in April.             PPL
Philadelphus lewisii             4 8' X 5'    Native deciduous. Fragrant white
  Native Mockorange           Low  Sun-Part     summer flowers. Fall yellow.  PPL
Physocarpus capitatus            2 12' X 10'    Native. White flowers in spring.
  Native Ninebark             M-H  Sun-Part     Tolerates wet to medium soil. PPL
Populus trichocarpa                100' X 25' Native. Stabilizes stream banks.
  Black Cottonwood            Med. Sun          Cottony seeds.                PPL
Prunus virginiana                2 15' X 10'  Native deciduous. Clusters of white
  Choke Cherry                Med. Sun-Part     flowers. Black berries.
Rhododendron macrophyllum        5 8' x 8'    Native Evergreen. Pink flowers in
  Pacific Rhododendron        Med. Shade-Part   late spring.                  PPL
Ribes sanguineum                 5 6' X 4'    Native deciduous. Red flowers in
  Red Flowering Currant       L-M  Sun-Shade    March and April. Dark berries.PPL
Rosa gymnocarpa                  7 5' X 3'    Native deciduous. Pink flowers in
  Baldhip Rose                L-M  Sun-Part     summer. Red hips in Fall.     PPL
Rosa nutkana                     5 5' X 5'    Native deciduous. Pink roses in
  Nootka Rose                 L-M  Sun-Part     June. Orange hips in fall.    PPL
Rosa pisocarpa                   7 5' X 5'    Native deciduous. Pink roses in
  Swamp Rose                  L_M  Sun          May-July. Edible red hips.    PPL
Rosa woodsii                     5 6' x 6'    Native deciduous. Drought Tolerant.
  Wood's Rose                 Med. Sun-Part     Pink flowers in summer. Spreads.
Rubus parviflorus                3 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Thimbleberry                L-M  Sun-Shade    May to June. Edible berry.    PPL
Rubus spectabilis                7 5' X 5'    Native. Deep pink flowers in Spring
  Salmonberry                 M-H  Sun-Part     and edible berries in Summer. PPL
Salix exigua                     4 15' X 15'  Native deciduous. Drought tolerant.
  Narrowleaf Willow           Med. Shade        White catkins in spring.
Sambucus cerulea                 4 12' X 10'  Native deciduous. Drought tolerant.
  Blue Elderberry             Low  Sun-Part     Edible berries feed wildlife. PPL
Sambucus racemosa                4 12' X 10'  Native deciduous. Drought tol.  PPL
  Red Elderberry              Low  Sun          Inedible red berries feed birds.
Shepherdia argenteus             2 8' X 5'    Native deciduous. Silver gray. Red
  Silver Buffalo Berry        Any  Sun-Part     berries attract birds.
Sorbus scopulina                 3 10' X 10'  Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Cascade Mountain Ash        Low  Sun
Spiraea lucida                   4 30" X 30"  Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Shinyleaf Spirea            Med. Sun          flowers in late spring.
Spiraea douglasii                4 5' X 4'    Native. Clusters of pink flowers in
  Hardhack Spirea             Med. Sun-Part     summer. White leaf underside. PPL
Streptopus amplexifolius           30" X 1'   Native. Yellow flowers in May-July.
  Clasping Leaf Twisted-stalk Med. Shade-Part   Edible red berries.           PPL
Symphoricarpos albus             3 4' X 4'    Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Common Snowberry            L-M  Sun-Shade    May. White berries in Summer. PPL
Symphoricarpos mollis            3 15" X 3'   Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Creeping Snowberry          Low  Sun-Shade    May. White berries in Summer. PPL
Vaccinium membranaceum           5 4' X 4'    Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Thin-leaf Huckleberry       Low  Shade        flowers in summer. Edible fruit.
Vaccinium ovatum                 7 4' X 4'    Native evergreen. Pink flowers in
  Evergreen Huckleberry       Med. Shade-Part   spring. Edible black berries. PPL
Vaccinium parvifolium            5 6' X 6'    Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Red Huckleberry             Med. Part Shade   April-May. Edible red berries.PPL
Viburnum ellipticum              2 10' X 10'  Native deciduous. White flowers in
  Wild Raisin                 Med. Sun-Part     spring to summer.  Fall fruit.

Abies grandis                    5 200' X 40' Native. Pyramidal evergreen. Likes
  Grand Fir                   Med. Sun-Part     cool, moist soil.             PPL
Abies lasiocarpa                 5 25' X 15'  Native evergreen. Slow growing.
  Alpine Fir                  Med. Sun-Part     Likes cool, moist soil.
Abies procera                    5 90' X 20'  Native pyramidal evergreen. Short
  Noble Fir                   Med. Sun-Part     stiff branches.
Acer circinatum                  6 15' X 10'  Native tree with multiple trunks.
  Vine Maple                  Med. Sun-Part     Red Fall leaves.              PPL
Acer macrophyllum                5 70' X 60'  Native. Large spreading tree with
  Bigleaf Maple               L-M  Shade-Part   big leaves. Yellow in Fall.   PPL
Alnus rubra                      4 80' X 40'  Native. Fast growing. Yellow Fall
  Red Alder                   High Sun-Part     leaves. Attracts birds.       PPL
Arbutus menziesii                3 40' X 40'  Native evergreen. White flowers in
  Madrona                     Low  Sun-Part     Spring. Fruit.
Betula papyrifera                2 50' X 35'  Oval shape. White bark. Yellow Fall
  Paper Or Canoe Birch        Med. Sun          leaves.
Calocedrus decurrens             6 75' X 20'  Native pyramidal evergreen. Fra-
  Incense Cedar               Low  Sun-Part     grant twigs.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana         6 40' X 20'  Native evergreen. Pyramidal shape
  Port Orford Cedar           Med. Sun-Part     with drooping branches.
Chrysolepis chrysophylla           50' X 25'  Native evergreen. White flowers in
  Golden Chinquapin           Low  Sun-Part     spring. Nuts eaten by jays.
Cornus nuttallii                 4 40' X 20'  Native. Large white flowers in May.
  Pacific Dogwood             Low  Sun-Part     Red Fall leaves. Likes dry.   PPL
Corylus cornuta                    12' X 10'  Native. Edible nuts called filberts.
  Western Hazelnut            Med  Sun-Part                                   PPL
Crataegus douglasii              5 30'X 20'   Native. Clusters of white flowers.
  Oregon Hawthorn             Med. Sun-Part     Large edible scarlet berries. PPL
Crataegus suksdorfii             7 30' x 20'  Native. White flowers in spring.
  Klamath Hawthorn            Low  Sun          Black fruit. Thorns.
Frangula purshiana                 25' X 15'  Native. Greenish-yellow flowers in
  Cascara buckthorn                             May-June. Berries attract birds.
Juniperus scopulorum             3 15' X 8'   Pyramidal evergreen. Silvery blue
  Rocky Mountain Juniper      Low  Sun          needles. Drought tolerant.
Malus fusca                      4 25' X 25'  Native. White flowers in spring.PPL
  Pacific Crabapple           Med. Sun-Part     Yellow or red fruit attract birds
Picea sitchensis                 5 150' X 30' Native pyramidal evergreen. Moist
  Sitka Spruce                L-M  Sun-Part     but well drained soil.        PPL
Pinus contorta contorta          5 25' X 25'  Native rounded evergreen.
  Shore Pine                  Low  Sun          Drought and salt tolerant.
Pinus contorta latifolia         4 80' X 20'  Native evergreen. Tall narrow tree.
  Lodgepole Pine              Low  Sun          Short needles in bundles of two.
Pinus contorta murrayana         4 60' X 25'  Native evergreen. Slow growing.
  Murrayana Pine              Low  Sun          Narrow in groves, Wide alone.
Pinus ponderosa                  3 100' X 30' Native evergreen. Long needles.
  Ponderosa Pine              Low  Sun          Black and orange bark.        PPL
Populus tremuloides              3 30' X 15'  Native. Leaves flutter in a slight
  Quaking Aspen               Med. Sun-Part     breeze. Golden Fall leaves.   PPL
Prunus emarginata 'mollis'       4 70' X 30'  Native. Small white flowers. Small
  Bitter Cherry               Med. Shade-Part   bitter cherries attract birds.PPL
Prunus virginiana                2 20' X 20'  Native. White flowers in April.
  Chokecherry                 Med. Sun-Part     Yellow-orange fall leaves.    PPL
Pseudotsuga menziesii            4 200' X 50' Native pyramidal evergreen. Fast
  Douglas Fir                 L-M  Sun-Part     growing.                      PPL
Quercus garryana                 6 65' X 50'  Native. Red fall leaves. Needs good
  Oregon White Oak            Low  Sun          drainage.                     PPL
Rhamnus purshiana                  30' X 20'  Native. Purplish black berries
  Cascara, Buckthorn          Med. Sun-Part     attract birds.                PPL
Rhus glabra                      3 12' X 15'  Native. Drought tolerant. Red fall
  Smooth Sumac                Low  Sun          leaves. Red berries attract birds
Robinia pseudoacacia               50' X 30'  Native. Drought tolerant. White
  Black Locust                     Sun          flowers in May-June. Brown pods.
Salix spp.                       3 30' X 30'  Native. Used to stabilize stream
  Native Willows              High Sun          banks.
Thuja plicata                    5 100' X 30' Native evergreen. Narrow with
  Western Red Cedar           Any  Shade-Part   drooping branches.            PPL
Tsuga heterophylla               4 60' X 20'  Native pyramidal evergreen. White
  Western Hemlock             Med. Sun-Part     band on bottom of needles.    PPL
Tsuga mertensiana                4 30' X 15'  Native evergreen. Slow growing.
  Mountain Hemlock            Med. Sun-Part     Thrives on cool, moist slope.
Umbellularia californica         7 25' X 25'  Native evergreen. Slow growing.
  Oregon Myrtle               Low  Sun-Part     Tiny yellow flowers in spring.

Clematis columbiana              4 1' X 3'    Native. Drought tolerant. Violet-
  Rock Clematis               Med. Sun          blue flowers in spring.
Lonicera cilosa                  5 15' X 15'  Native. Drought tolerant. Orange
  Orange Honeysuckle          Low  Shade        flowers attract hummingbirds. PPL
Lonicera hispidula               5 12' X 12'  Native. Drought tolerant. Pink
  Pink Honeysuckle            Low  Sun-Part     flowers attract hummingbirds. PPL

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