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Common Name | Botanical Name

Bittersweet

Celastrus

Grown principally for clusters of ornamental summer fruit: yellow-and-orange capsules that split open ...

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Black Alder

Alnus glutinosa

Native to Europe, North Africa. Probably best as multistemmed tree; grows moderately quickly to 7...

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Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra

From China. Grows to 15–20 ft. tall, but can be held to 4–8 ft. New culms emerge green, bu...

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Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa

Typically lower than A. arbutifolia—usually 3–5 ft. tall and rarely to 10 ft. Fal...

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Black Dalea

Dalea frutescens

Mounded growth to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. across, with silvery green, lacy foliage. Purple flower clusters a...

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Sambucus nigra ‘Aureomarginata’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Black Elder

Sambucus nigra

Shrub or tree. Native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Shrubby, upright growth to 20–30 ft. ta...

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Black Lily

Fritillaria camschatcensis

Native near the Pacific coast, Japan to northwestern U.S. Grows 9–18 in. high, with whorls of le...

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Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

Native to the eastern and central United States. Fast growth to 40–75 ft. tall and 30–60 f...

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Black Mulberry

Morus nigra

Likely a native of western Asia. Grows to 30 ft. tall and 35 ft. wide, with a short trunk and dense, s...

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Black Sage

Salvia mellifera

Evergreen shrub, native to coastal California and Baja California. Grows to 3–6 ft. tall and 3&n...

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Picea mariana ‘Aurea’ (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)

Black Spruce

Picea mariana

Native to Alaska and other parts of northern North America. Forms an irregular column to 30–50 f...

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Juglans nigra (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Native to eastern North America. High-branched tree to about 100 ft. tall and 70 ft. wide, with a roun...

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