Symphoricarpos mollis - Trailing Snowberry is a small trailing shrub that reaches 3 meters (10 feet) in length.  It prefers dry woods and
openings at low elevations throughout the Willamette Valley.

To distinguish this species from the
albus, look for trailing stems that root at the nodes, solid brown pith, and hairy stems.

Trailing Snowberry spreads rapidly.  It is an excellent species to use in sites that are exposed to full sun and dry soils.
Thuja plicata - Western Redcedar is a large tree that reaches 60 meters (197 feet) in height.  It prefers moist to wet soils in shaded forests.  
This tree can be found throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations in seepage sites, alluvial areas and bogs.

The scale-like leaves of this tree are in opposite pairs of 4 rows.  One pair is folded, the other, not.  This species has two sets of cones, the
pollen cones are small, numerous and red; while the seed cones are 1 centimeter long, egg shaped, and green.

This is a rapidly growing tree, which acts as an erosion control for the soil, a windbreak for high wind areas, and habitat for many wildlife of the
Pacific Northwest.
Tsuga heterophylla - Western Hemlock is a 60 meter (197 feet) tall tree that grows in dry to wet soils with full sun or shade.  It is commonly
found throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations on decaying wood, mineral soils, or humus.

The needles of this tree are flat and blunt with unequal lengths and spacing.  The branches are delicate, swooping downwards.  Western
Hemlock has reddish brown bark and numerous small cones.

This is a fast growing, evergreen tree that will help in soil erosion control as well as minimize damage done by storms.
Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry is an erect shrub that reaches 2 meters (7 feet) in height.  It prefers open forests, thickets, clearings and
rocky slopes.  Found throughout the Willamette Valley at low to middle elevations in dry to moist soils with sun or full shade exposure.

This shrub is identified by its opposite branching and leaves, small pinkish white bell-shaped flowers, and large white berries.

This plant spreads very rapidly making it a great species to use in projects that need lots of ground cover.  Snowberries provide food and habitat
for many different types of wildlife.
Viburnum ellipticum - Oregon Viburnum is a 3.5 meter (11 foot) tall shrub that prefers dry sunny sites.  It is found throughout the Willamette
Valley at low to middle elevations of open woods and thickets.

This is a hairy stalked shrub with coarsely toothed leaves and large inflorescence.  The flowers are white and give way to purple fruits in the
early fall.

This is a very showy shrub that attracts many pollinators.  It is also drought tolerant and great for restoration sites without much moisture.
Plant Descriptions
Trees and Shrubs
Trees and Shrubs
Herbaceous
Scholls Valley Native Nursery, LLC
PO Box 231088
Tigard, OR 97281

Phone: 503.624.1766
Fax: 503.624.2766
Spiraea douglasii - Douglas Spiraea is an erect multi branched shrub that reaches 2 meters (7 feet) in height. It prefers swamps, wetland
margins, wet meadows and stream banks at low to middle elevations. This shrub grows best in full sun and moist to wet soils throughout the
Willamette Valley.

In July, this shrub will produce a compact terminal cluster of pink to dark rose colored small flowers. The leaves are bluish green in color and
silver on the undersides.

This shrub is imperative for wetland restoration as Spiraea grows rapidly, preventing erosion and tolerating seasonal flooding.