Willow Oak is an attractive, medium-sized, deciduous tree, which offers good texture and form. It is monoecious; insignificant separate male and female catkins appear in spring. It has cascading, narrow, willow-like leaves, which turn yellow, bronze-orange, yellow-brown, or russet-red in fall. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and some salty conditions. The acorns provide food for birds and wildlife. Oaks are host to numerous beneficial insects, which in turn provide food for birds. Willow Oak is a host plant for butterfly larvae (caterpillars) of White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album). It provides nesting space, cover, and shelter for wildlife. Use Willow Oak as a street tree or shade tree, and in parks or in natural areas.

Yoshino Cherry is a small to medium, deciduous, flowering tree. It features fragrant, pink or white flowers, which bloom March-April. The nectar provides a food source for butterflies and bees. Yoshino Cherry has a weeping form. It tolerates heat and humidity, but not drought. Fall foliage is yellow and bronze. Use Yoshino Cherry as a specimen plant in your yard or around your patio.

Chickasaw Plum is a thicket-forming shrub with a tendency to form large colonies. It features clusters of white flowers which bloom in March, offering early spring appeal. The nectar provides an important food source for early emerging butterflies and bees. Edible, cherry-like, reddish plums ripen in midsummer and provide an excellent source of food for birds and wildlife. Fruits can be made into jellies and jams. Chickasaw Plum has medium-high wind resistance. Use Chickasaw Plum in sunny woodland areas of your yard, as a screen or hedge, in shrub borders, or along stream banks for erosion control.

American Plum is a small, wildlife-friendly tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Aromatic clusters of white flowers bloom in mid-March, followed by edible red plums with yellow pulp, which ripen in midsummer. The nectar and fruit provide food sources for butterflies, bees, and birds. The fruit can be used for jams and jellies. American Plum can be used as a hedgerow, along borders, as a screen, or as a specimen in your yard.

Loblolly Pine is a large, long-needled evergreen conifer, taller than it is wide. It features spreading branches and a full crown. Its lower branches drop off with age, leaving an open, rounded crown. It is among the fastest growing southern pines. Select a sunny area in your yard because Loblolly Pine has no shade tolerance.

Eastern White Pine is a large, long-needled evergreen conifer, taller than it is wide. Bundles of five needles are soft to the touch and appear bluish-green. Eastern White Pine is long-lived. It provides shelter and roosting space for birds. Plant this handsome specimen in your large yard for ornamental value. It can also be pruned and shaped for hedges.

Scarlet Beebalm features scarlet red flowers, which bloom June-August on top of stiff, erect stems. Cultivars offer flowers in many colors, including shades of pink, purple, and coral. The nectar is a valued food source for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees — it will attract many pollinators to your garden! Deadheading the spent flowers will prolong bloom time. Scarlet Beebalm leaves contain oils that give off a pleasant herbal scent. This plant spreads quickly through re-seeding, so your small patch will grow into a large area in just a few seasons. Scarlet Beebalm is susceptible to powdery mildew; look for resistant cultivars, such as Jacob Cline. Use it in your perennial border, butterfly garden, meadow, and in naturalized areas of your yard.

Sweetbay is a wildlife-friendly magnolia, native to New Jersey. This small, semi-evergreen, flowering tree offers creamy-white, waxy flowers, May-June. Cone-like fruits with red seeds mature in fall and are valued as a food source by wildlife. Sweetbay is a host plant for larvae (caterpillars) of the beautiful Sweetbay Silkmoth (Callosamia securifera). It prefers moist, acidic, organic soils, but will tolerate wet, boggy areas, heavy clay, and sandy loam. Use Sweetbay as a specimen tree in your yard, along borders, around foundations, along woodland edges, or in your rain garden.

Sweetbells is a deciduous shrub, which suckers (grows shoots from the base) to form colonies. Its white, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers bloom May-June. The leaves turn red in the fall. This shrub prefers moist, acidic soil. Use Sweetbells in borders and foundations, or for stabilizing slopes.

Sandmyrtle is a small evergreen shrub with dense, smooth, leathery-textured foliage. Rosy buds open to white flowers tipped with pink, May-June. This shrub prefers moist, sandy soil, and does not tolerate drought. Use it in woodland gardens and for naturalizing.