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

     
 

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