I have a guelder rose in the front garden that I absolutely adore. This North American version of the native British shrub, Viburnum trilobum 'Bailey Compact' (American cranberry bush) appeals to my inner collector.
This native alternative to burning bush lights up the fall landscape with bright orange foliage. Kodiak Orange bush honeysuckle (Diervilla) is shade tolerant, drought tolerant, and deer resistant, too!
Pagoda Dogwood-a small tree suitable for the edges of woodland areas or partly shaded landscapes. Pagoda dogwood has a handsome horizontal branching habit. Creamy white flower clusters are displayed above the leaves.
Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) is a wonderful small tree to 25 feet tall, 15 to 20 feet wide) that produces bright yellow flowers in early spring. It usually branches to the ground, but can be limbed up effectively. USDA Zones 4 to