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Native Landscape Plants for Atlanta

Paul Burns, Garden Design & Education

1996

Trees - Shrubs - Vines - Sunny Perennials - Shady Perennials

Native Trees for Atlanta

Native Tree Common Name
Acer barbatum Florida Maple, Southern Sugar Maple
Acer leucoderme Chalkbark Maple
Acer rubrum Red Maple
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
Amelanchier ssp. Serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry
Aralia spinosa Devil's Walkingstick
Cercis canadensis Redbud
Cornus florida Dogwood
Crataegus spp. Hawthorn
Diospyrus virginiana Persimmon
Fagus grandifolia American Beech
Franklinia alamataha Franklintree
Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay
Halesia caroliniana Carolina Silverbell
Ilex opaca 'Greenleaf' 'Greenleaf' Holly
Ilex X attenuata 'Savannah' 'Savannah' Holly
Ilex 'East Palatka' 'East Palatka' Holly
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia
Oxydendron arboreum Sourwood
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine
Quercus alba White Oak
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak
Quercus phellos Willow Oak
Quercus nigra Water Oak
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Stewartia ovata Mountain Stewartia
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress
Tsuga canadensis Hemlock
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Native Shrubs for Atlanta

Native Shrub Common Name
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Agarista populifolia Florida Leucothoe
Callicarpa americana Beautyberry
Calycanthus floridus Sweetshrub
Chionanthus virginicus Grancy Grey-beard
Clethra 'Hummingbird' Summersweet
Euonymus americana Hearts-a-bustin'
Fothergilla 'Mount Airy' Fothergilla
Hamamelis vernalis Witchhazel
Hamamelis virginiana Witchhazel
Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea
Ilex decidua Possumhaw
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Ilex verticillata Winterberry
Illicium floridanum Florida Anise
Illicium parviflorum Small Anise
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel
Leucothoe spp. Leucothoe
Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia
Myrica cerafera Wax Myrtle
Rhododendron carolinianum Carolina Rhododendron
Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron maximum Rosebay Rhododendron
R. alabamense Alabama Azalea
R. arborescens Sweet Azalea
R. atlanticum Coast Azalea
R. austrinum Florida Azalea
R. bakeri Baker's Azalea
R. calendulaceum Flame Azalea
R. canescens Piedmont Azalea
R. flammeum syn. R. speciosum Oconee Azalea
R. prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea
R. serrulatum Sweet Azalea
R. vaseyi Pinkshell Azalea
R. viscosum Swamp Azalea
Rhus typhina 'Laciniata' Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac
Vaccinium ashei Rabbiteye Bluebery
Viburnum acerifolium Mapleleaf Viburnum
Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum trilobum Cranberry Viburnum
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Native Vines for Atlanta

Native Vines

Common Name

Bignonia capreolata

Crossvine

Campsis radicans

Trumpetcreeper

Clematis virginiana

Virgin'sbower Clematis

Deucamaria barbara

Native Climbing Hydrangea

Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine

Lonicera sempervirens

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper, Woodbine

Passiflora incarnata

Passionflower

Wisteria frutescens

American Wisteria

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Native Sunny Perennials for Atlanta

Native Perennial

Common Name

#Amsonia tabermontana

Bluestar

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterflyweed

Aster novae-angliae

New England Aster

Baptistia australis

Blue False Indigo

Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia

Coreopsis lanceolata

Tickseed Coreopsis

Coreopsis verticillata

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Eupatorium coelestinum

Hardy Ageratum

#Eupatorium fistulosum

Joe-pye-weed

Helianthus spp.

Sunflower

Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus

Liatris pycnostachya

Gayfeather

#Monarda didyma

Beebalm

Oenothera spp.

Evening Primrose

#Phlox spp.

Garden Phlox

#Phystostegia virginiana

Dragonhead

Rudbeckia fulgida, R. hirta

Blackeyed Susan

Solidago spp.

Goldenrod

#Stokesia laevis

Stoke's Daisy

Thermopsis caroliniana

Carolina Bushpea

#Tradescantia virginiana

Spiderwort

# can handle filtered sun

 

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Native Shady Perennials for Atlanta

Native Perennial Common Name
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine
Asarum shuttleworthii Wild Ginger
Chelone obliqua Turtlehead
Chysogonum virginianum Green & Gold
Cimifugia racemosa Black Cohosh
Dicentra cucullaria Squirrel Corn
Dicentra exima Bleeding Heart
Galax aphylla Galax
Heuchera americanum Alumroot
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Monarda didyma Beebalm
Phlox divaricata, P. stolonifera Woodland Phlox
Phlox maculata, P. paniculata Garden Phlox
Physostegia virginiana Dragonhead
Spegelia marilandica Indian Pink
Stylophorum diphyllum Celandine Poppy
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower
Tradescantia virginiana Spiderwort
Zephranthes atamasco Rainlily
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Paul Burns, Garden Design & Education

1996

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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