The Q&A Archives: Native Shrubs For Eastern Pennsylvania

Question: I am looking for native shrubs for our backyard to create a natural fence. They can't be anything that will become too tall as this area is below our telephone and eletric wires. I am in eastern Pennsylvania, which I believe is Zone 6.

Answer: You might consider among the following selections depending on the sun and soil in that area: red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), sweetshrub (Calycanthus), summersweet (Clethra), Itea, winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata), bayberry (Myrica) and the shrub dogwoods such as Cornus racemosa.

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