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The flowers can bloom from May to June and fruits from August to November.

Once planted you will see fruits by the third year you have planted it. The fruit is a dark blue berry and the flower is white with a yellow steam which makes the flower look creamy. This shrubs berries that come in the early fall attract many type of birds such as bluebirds, yellowthroats, catbirds, robins and many more.

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

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This native plant to New Jersey has can grow up to six to ten feet tall and spread as wide as six to ten feet. The best place to plant this is in either full to partial sunlight and planted in a moisture area. Can cut if wanted to shape it. This type of shrub can be used as a hedge or a border. Arrowwood Viburnum leaves are a dark green except in the fall when they turn a yellow to a reddish purple color.

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Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
This native Inkberry to New Jersey can grow to be 6 to 10 feet tall and can spread up to 6 to 10 feet wide. To maintain this plant you will just have to cut it back to the size you desire. Inkberry can grow in either full sun or particle sun and is a slow grower. This shrub grows in a medium moisture soil. The uses of the shrub could be a hedge or a border to a yard. and can persist through the winter, if not all eaten. The color of the leaves in are an evergreen and stay this color throughout its lifetime. It blooms in late spring time and has a greenish white flower that birds, moths, butterflies, and honeybees can all feed on. Followed by the flowers are black berries that are consumed by birds

Summersweet Clethra (Clethra alnifolia)


This native plant to New Jersey Summersweet Clethra can grow up to six to eight feet tall and spread to four to six feet wide. It can grow in full sun or total shade. Clethra grows great in acidic and well-drained soils. The leaves tend to grow in late spring and in the fall the leaves turn a golden yellow.

The white flowers for this shrub bloom in mid-July to August and are extremely fragrant. The fragrance that this plant gives off is a kind of spicy smell. These flowers attract bees and butterflies. Also, this plant has seed capsules that attract many different kinds of birds.

CHRISTINA LEES
Environmental Studies Major Biology Minor Richard Stockton College 101 Vera King Farris Dr Galloway, NJ 08205