Plant Guide: Sun to Part Sun - Dry to Moist Soil

Trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that are naturally found in sun to part sun and dry to moist soils.
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Plant Guide: Sun to Part Sun - Dry to Moist Soil

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)

Trees

Scientific NameCommon NameHeightLightMoisture
Amelanchier laevisAllegheny Serviceberry25-40 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Carya tomentosaMockernut Hickory60-80 FtSun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Celtis occidentalisHackberry40-80 Ft
Sun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Wet
Cercis canadensis
Eastern Redbud20-30 FtSun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Cornus florida
Flowering Dogwood20-50 Ft
Sun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Crataegus crusgalliCockspur Hawthorn20-35 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Fagus grandiflora
American Beech50-100 FtSun/ShadeDry/Moist
Fraxinus americanaWhite Ash50-80 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Juniperus virginianaEastern Red Cedar40-75 FtSunDry/Moist
Liriodendron tulipiferaTuliptree70-100 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Oxydendrum arboreumSourwood
20-30 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Pinus strobusEastern White Pine60-100 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Prunus americanaWild Plum15-25 FtSun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Quercus albaWhite Oak60-100 FtSun/Pt. Sun Dry/Moist
Quercus coccineaScarlet Oak50-75 FtSunDry/Moist
Quercus rubraRed Oak60-80 FtSun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Sassafras albidumSassafras30-60 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Viburnum prunifoliumBlackhaw Viburnum12-30 FtSun/ShadeDry/Moist

Shrubs and Vines

Scientific NameCommon NameHeightLightMoisture
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry6-12 Inches
Sun/Pt. Sun
Dry
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea2-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Comptonia peregrinaSweet-Fern2-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry
Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle2-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Hydrangea quercifoliaOakleaf Hydrangea3-10 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Hypericum prolificumShrubby St. John's Wort1-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Myrica pensylvanicaBayberry5-10 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Rhus aromaticaFragrant Sumac3-10 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Rhus typhinaStaghorn Sumac20-40 FtSunDry/Moist
Rosa carolinaPasture Rose3-6 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCoralberry3-6 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Vaccinium angustifoliumLowbush Blueberry1-3 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Viburnum lentagoNannyberry Viburnum8-15 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
VINES
Campsis radicansTrumpet Vine20-40 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Lonicera sempervirensTrumpet Honeysuckle6-20 FtSun/ShadeDry/Moist
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia Creeper25-40 FtSun/ShadeDry/Wet

Perennials and Grasses

Scientific NameCommon NameHeightLightMoisture
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop3-5 Ft
Sun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Allium cernuumNodding Onion1-2 Ft
Sun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Amsonia tabernaemontanaBlue Star2-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem2-6 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed1-3 Ft
Sun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Aster oblongifoliusAromatic Aster
1-3 FtSun
Dry/Moist
Baptisia australisFalse Blue Indigo
3-5 Ft
Sun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Chrysopsis marianaGolden Aster1-2 FtSun/Pt. SunDry
Coreopsis verticillataThreadleaf Coreopsis1-3 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake Master2-3 FtSun
Dry/Moist
Eupatorium hyssopifoliumThoroughwort1-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Heliopsis helianthoidesOxeye1-5 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Liatris scariosaBlazing Star1-4 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Monarda fistulosaBee Balm2-5 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Oenothera fruticosaSundrops1-3 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Opuntia humifusaPricklypear Cactus6-12 InchesSunDry
Panicum virgatumSwitch Grass
3-6 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Wet
Penstemon digitalisBeardtongue
2-5 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Penstemon smalliiBeardtongue
1-3 FtPt. SunDry/Moist
Phlox subulataMoss Phlox2-6 InchesSunDry
Physostegia virginianaObedient Plant2-5 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Rudbeckia fulgidaBrown-eyed Susan1-4 FtSun/Pt. Sun
Dry/Moist
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan1-3 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
Little Bluestem1-4 FtSunDry
Silphium perfoliatumCup Plant3-8 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Solidago flexicaulisZig Zag Goldenrod1-4 FtSun/ShadeDry/Moist
Solidago speciosaShowy Goldenrod2-6 FtSun/Pt. SunDry/Moist
Sorghastrum nutansIndian Grass3-6 FtSunDry/Moist
Vernonia glaucaTawny Ironweed3-5 FtSunDry/Moist