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Home > Landscaping > Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects


Native Plants for Shallow Soils

Arbutus menziesii
Madrone
An attractive broadleaf evergreen with a twisting reddish trunk and irregular branches with an overall rounded outline.
Found in rocky sites with coarse-textured soils
Height: Up to 100 feet (30 meters).
Symphoricarpos albus
Snowberry
Erect shrub with attractive white berries that persist through the winter.
More common in deciduous than coniferous forest.
Height: Up to 6.5 feet (2 meters).


The landscaping and restoration information provided on this page is taken from the Starflower Foundation Image Herbarium. All photographs © Starflower Foundation unless otherwise noted.