This native shrub is eye-catching and low-maintenance. Spicebush is an aromatic shrub that has interest almost year-round. Flowers in the spring, swallowtail butterflies in the summer and plump red berries in the fall are some of its most eye-catching features. As its name suggests, spicebush leaves and twigs give off a spicy fragrance and flavor when crushed. Grows 6'-12' tall. Prefers partial to full and moist to well-drained soil. Native to PA, Zones 4-9. 18"-24" tall.
Black chokeberry is a deciduous shrub native to the eastern part of North America. It grows in an upright and somewhat rounded shape. This shrub is highly adaptable and hardy. It can grow well in both moist and dry locations. Ideally, the soil pH should be acidic, but it can also grow in alkaline soil. And while it prefers soil that drains well, it is also tolerant of boggy soils. Grows 3'-6' tall. Partial to full sun, and moist to well-drained soil. Native to PA, Zones 3-8. 18"-36" tall.
Winterberry holly is a deciduous shrub that is a great addition to the landscape because it produces bright red berries that persist through the entire winter and into spring. Winterberry holly is often associated with the Christmas holiday season and their berry-laden stems are used to add color to evergreen arrangements. Not only do the bright berries add color to winter landscapes, but they also lure in birds that love to feed on the prolific red berries. Winterberry holly shrubs grow naturally in wetland areas, which makes them ideal for routinely moist or poorly drained areas of a home landscape where little else will grow. Grows 3'-15' tall. Prefers full to partial sun, and moist to well-drained soil. Native to PA, Zones 3-9. 10"-12" tall