Trees and Shrubs for Erosion Control

Spreading Habit

Article

Black Cottonwood

Information on the black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa).

By Patrick Breen

Online Resource

Blue Elderberry

Information on the blue elderberry (Sambucus caerulea).

By Patrick Breen

Article

Chokecherry

Information on the chokecherry (Prunus Virginiana).

Online Resource

Creambush oceanspray

Information on the creambush / oceanspray / arrowwood (Holodiscus discolor).

By Patrick Breen

Online Resource

Douglas Hawthorne

Information about the Douglas / Black Hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii).

By Patrick Breen

Online Resource

Douglas Maple

Information on the Rocky Mountain Maple / Rock Maple / Douglas Maple / Dwarf Maple (Acer glabrum).

By Patrick Breen

Article

Douglas-spiraea

Information on the Douglas-spiraea (Spiraea douglasii).

Article

Klamath plum

Information on the Klamath plum (Prunus subcordota).

Online Resource

Nootka Rose

Information on the Nootka Rose / Common Wild Rose (Rosa nutkana).

By Patrick Breen

Article

Pacific Ninebark

Information on the pacific ninebark, or western ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus).

Article

Redosier Dogwood

Information on the Redosier dogwood, redtwig dogwood, or American dogwood (Cornus sericea).

Article

Sandbar Willow

Information on the sandbar willow, or coyote willow (Salix exigua).

Article

Snowberry

Information on the common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus).

Online Resource

Swamp Rose

Information on the swamp rose (Rosa pisocarpa).

Online Resource

Oregon Grape

Information on the Oregon grape, Oregon grape holly, or tall Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium).

By Patrick Breen

Online Resource

Western Serviceberry

Information on the Regent Serviceberry, or Regent Saskatoon Berry (Amelanchier alnifolia).

By Patrick Breen

Online Resource

Woods Rose

Information on the little wood rose, wood rose, or Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa).

By Patrick Breen

Other Plants for Erosion Control

Article

Bigleaf Maple

Information on the bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum).

By Patrick Breen

Article

Oregon Ash

Information on the Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia).

Article

Hinds walnut

Information on Hinds walnut (Juglans hindsii).

Article

White Alder

Information on the white alder and red alder (Alnus rhombifolia).

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