PLANTS FOR STREAMSIDE LANDSCAPING

 

Do you live and garden along a stream or river?

As a homeowner with property along a stream, you know the beauty and value the stream adds to your home. But more than just a pretty spot or a place to fish, your streamside is part
of a larger system of plants and animals that live near and within the stream itself.

Balancing your needs as a homeowner and landscaper/gardener with the needs of the larger ecosystem and community for clean water is what streamside landscaping is all about.

This site provides information about plants that are suited for streamside landscaping in SW Oregon, in particular in the Rogue, Bear Creek, and Illinois valleys. 

Choosing Plants for Your Streamside Landscape or Garden

There are many possible species to plant in streamside areas, but not every species is well suited to every site.  For clues about species that will do well on your site…read more about choosing the right plants for your site.

LIST OF RECOMMENDED TREES & SHRUBS BY:

SIZE
DROUGHT TOLERANCE
SHADE TOLERANCE
FLOOD TOLERANCE
SHOWY FLOWERS, FRUIT OR FALL COLOR
EROSION CONTROL

NATIVE STREAMSIDE TREES AND SHRUBS OF SOUTHERN OREGON
(link PDF); (Excel)
STREAMSIDE PLANTING ZONES
SOURCES OF NATIVE PLANTS

LIST OF GRASSES & PERENNIALS FOR STREAMSIDE

INFO AND PICTURES OF RECOMMENDED TREES AND SHRUBS

Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophylum)
Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa)

Black hawthorne/Douglas hawthorne (Crataegus douglasii)

Blue elderberry (Sambucus mexicana)

California hazelnut (Corylus cornuta var.Californica)

Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana)

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Creambush oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor)

Douglas maple (Acer glabrum)

Douglas-fir (Psuedotsuga menziesii)

Douglas-spiraea (Spiraea douglasii)

Hinds walnut (Juglans hindsii)

Klamath plum (Prunus subcordota)

Mock-orange (Philedelphus lewisii)

Nootka rose (Rosa nutkana)

Oregon ash (Fraxinum latifolia)

Oregon crabapple (Malus fusca)

Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana)

Osoberry/Indian plum (Oemelaria cerasiformis)

Pacific ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus)

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Red-flowering currant (Robes sanguineum)

Red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Sandbar willow (Salix exigua)

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Swamp rose (Rosa pisocarpa)

Tall Oregon-grape (Berberis aquifolium)

Viburnum (Viburnum ellipticum)

Western serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Woods rose (Rosa gymnocarpa)

White alder (Alnus rhombifolia)

USEFUL PUBLICATIONS ON STREAMSIDE MANAGEMENT

Taking Care of Streams in Jackson County
http://www.co.jackson.or.us/files/taking_care_of_streams_in_jackson_county.pdf

Taking Care of Streams in Western Oregon
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/20747/pnw558.pdf?sequence=1

 Guide to Native Streamside Trees and Shrubs of Jackson and Josephine Counties
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/Guide_to_Native_Streamside_Trees_and_Shrubs.pdf

 Managing Himalayan Blackberry in Western Oregon Riparian Areas
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/em8894-1.pdf

 A Guide to Riparian Tree Planting in Southwest Oregon
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ripariantreeplantingguide.pdf

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