NATIVE PLANTS FOR LANDSCAPING CRITERIA SUMMARY

From Native Gardening in the South by William R. Fontenot, by permission of the author and with grateful acknowledgment. For ordering information, see Resources Books

KEY

Size/Height at Maturity

S Under 30’

M 30-50’

L Over 50’

Growth Form

C Conical

R Rounded

O Oval

S Spreading

U Upright

Um Umbrella

Growth Rate

S Slow

M Medium

F Fast

Blooming Habit: Colors and Bloom Times

W White

Cr Cream

Y Yellow

O Orange

R Red

P Pink

Pu Purple

esp early spring

sp spring

s summer

w winter

Fall Colors

R Red

Y yellow

O orange

Evergreen or not?

D Deciduous

E Evergreen

PD Persistently deciduous, almost evergreen

Attractive to Wildlife

F Especially important for wildlife

H Important for hummingbirds

Leaf Texture

C Coarse

M Medium

P Fine

Adaptability to Cultivation Outside Its Wild Habitat

A Adapts well

W Likes wetter sites

D Likes drier sites

M Likes a happy medium, not too moist, not too dry

Exposure

S Full Sun

Sh Shade

P Partial Shade

A Anywhere

How Easy Is It to Grow?

E Easy

FE Fairly Easy

NE Not that easy, do your homework!