Native Plants of West Central Ohio or Eastern North America

PLANT CARE

Native Plants of West Central Ohio or Eastern North America

Plants listed here are either native to west central Ohio or they are native to eastern North America and have displayed hardiness in our area. Some plants native to eastern Ohio may not be listed, because they prefer or need the acid soils of that part of Ohio. Some plants native to other parts of North America, though hardy here, are not listed.

The genus and species are listed here. Look for that information on our signs. The cultivars that we grow and carry have the same hardiness characteristics as their native parents, unless otherwise noted. Please note that all varieties may not be carried at all times and in all sizes.

An excellent reference is “The Native Plants of Ohio”, Bulletin #865, from the OSU extension service.


Large Trees

Acer freeman
naturally occurring hybrid between A. rubrum & A. Sacchariunum
Acer rubrum
Red Maple
Acer saccharum
Sugar Maple
Acer saccharinum
Silver Maple
Aesculus flava (octandra)
Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus glabra
Ohio Buckeye
Betula nigra
River Birch
Celtis occidentalis
Common Hackberry
Gleditsia triacanthos
Honeylocust
Gymnocladus dioicus
Kentucky Coffeetree
Liquidambar styraciflua
American Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera
Tuliptree, Yellow poplar
Magnolia acuminata
Cucumbertree Magnolia
Nyssa sylvatica
Black Tupelo, Black Gum

Ostraya virginiana
American Hophornbeam
Pinus strobus
Eastern White Pine
Quercus alba
White Oak
Quercus bicolor
Swamp White Oak
Quercus ellipsoidalis
Northern Pin Oak
Quercus imbricaria
Shingle Oak
Quercus lyrata
Overcup Oak
Quercus macrocarpa
Bur Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii
Chinkapin Oak
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak
Quercus rubra
Northern Red Oak
Quercus shumardii
Shumard Oak
Tilia americana
Basswood, American Linden
Thuja occidentalis
Eastern Arborvitae

 

Small Trees or Large Shrubs

Amelanchier ssp
Serviceberry
Aronia arbutifolia
Red Chokeberry
Aesculus parviflora
Bottlebrush Buckeye
Cercis canadensis
Eastern Redbud
Chionanthus virginicus
White Fringetree
Cladrastis kentuckea
American Yellowwood
Cornus alternifolia
Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus florida
Flowering Dogwood
Cornus racemosa
Gray Dogwood
Franklinia alatamaha
Franklinia
Halesia tetraptera (carolina)
Carolina Silverbell

Hamamelis vernalis
Vernal Witchhazel
Hamamelis virginiana
Common Witchhazel
Juniper virginiana
Eastern Redcedar
Lindera benzoin
Spicebush
Magnolia virginiana
Sweetbay Magnolia
Oxydendron arboreum
Sourwood
Prunus virginiana
Common Chokecherry
Rhus typhina
Staghorn Sumac
Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust
Robinia hispida
Bristly Locust
Viburnum dentatum
Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium
Blackhaw Viburnum
Viburnum trilobum
American Cranberrybush Viburnum

 

Small Shrubs & Vines

Aristolochia macrophylla
Dutchman’s Pipe
Aronia melanocarpa
Black Chokeberry
Calycanthus floridus
Common Sweetshrub
Campsis radicans
Trumpet Vine
Clethra alnifolia
Summersweet Clethra
Fothergilla gardeni
Dwarf Fothergilla
Fothergilla major
Large Fothergilla
Hydrangea arborescens
Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Ilex glabra

Inkberry
Ilex verticillata
Common Winterberry
Juniperus communis
Common Juniper
Lonicera sempervirens
Trumpet Honeysuckle
Mahonia aquifolium
Oregon grape holly
Myrica pensylvanica
Northern Bayberry
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virginia Creeper
Physocarpus opulifolius
Common Ninebark
Potentilla fruticosa
Bush Cinquefoil
Rhus aromatica
Fragrant Sumac