Category Archives: Shrubs

Shrubs that are native to Arkansas

Ouachita Huckleberries in the Rain

A group of die-hard native plant lovers met in Crystal Springs on a rainy May 16 in pursuit of black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), the only true huckleberry in Arkansas.  Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) members in attendance were Susan Hooks, … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Early to Bloom Plum Ripens in May

Chickasaw plum, Prunus angustifolia, is Arkansas’ most common thicket-forming plum and the earliest to bloom. Thickets at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, from two to about fifteen feet in height, were so impressively massive, they seemed to monopolize acres of ground. … Continue reading

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Gardening with Arkansas Native Shrubs

Learn secrets of how to garden successfully with Arkansas native shrubs. We will meet Tuesday September 11 at noon at Central Arkansas Library System. Continue reading

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A Beautiful Fall Native Shrub, American Beautyberry

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a drought tolerant shrub for sun or part sun.   More information is found in the article by Gerald Klingaman, retired Extension Horticulturist.

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