Approved Plant List
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME

TREES

Abies lasiocarpa           
Acer circinatum
Acer glabrum
Alnus sinuate
Cornus nuttali
Larix occidentalis
Pinus ponderosa
Populus tremuloides         
Sorbus sitchensis
Tsuga mertensia



Alpine Fir            
Vine Maple
Rocky Mountain Maple
Alder, Sitka
Western Flowering Dogwood
Western Larch
Ponderosa Pine
Quaking Aspen
Mountain Ash (Sitka)
Mountain Hemlock

TALL SHRUBS

Cory/us cornuta
Crataegus Columbiana
Holodiscus discolor
Phi/adelphus lewisii
Physocarpus capitatus
Physocarpus malvaceus
Prunus emarginata
Prunus virginiana



Hazelnut 
Hawthorn
Ocean Spray
Mock Orange
Pacific Ninebark
Mallow Ninebark
Bittercherry
Common Chokecherry
 
SMALL AND MEDIUM SHRUBS

Amelanchier alnifolia
Cornus stolonifera
Mahonia aquifolium
Potentilla fruiticosa
Ribies sanguineum
Ribies spp
Rosa nutkana
Rosa spp
Rubus parviflorus
Spirea betulifolia
Spirea douglasii
Symphoricarpos a/bus
Thalictrum occidentale
Vaccinium parvifolium
 


Western Serviceberry
Red Osier Dogwood
Oregon Grape, Shining
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Blood Currant
Red or Golden
Nootka Rose
Rose (all native spp OK)
Thimbleberry
Shiny-leaf Spirea
Douglas' spirea; hardhack
Common Snowberry
Western Meadowrue
Red Huckleberry

GROUND COVER

Apocynum androsaemifolium Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Asarum caudatum
Calamagrostis rubescens
Carex geyeri 
Ceanothus prostratus
Clintonia uniflora
Cornus canadensis
Eriogonum spp
Erigonum umbellatum
Festuca Idahoensis
Fragaria virginiana vesca
Frageria spp
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Juniperus communis
Linnaea borealis
Mahonia nervosa
Mahonia repens
Pachistima myrsinites
Penstemon fruticosus
Phlox difusa
Rubus pedatus
Smilacina stellate
Streptopus rosus
Trientalis latifolia



Spreading Dogbane
Kinnikinnick
Wild Ginger
Pinegrass
Elk Sedge
Squaw Carpet, Mahala Mat
Beadily Queens Cup
Canadian Bunchberry (spreading)
Buckwheats (spreading) Several spp all OK IF native
Sulfur Buckwheat (Mat Forming)
Idaho Fescue
Wild Strawberry
Woodland Strawberry
Oak Fern
Common Juniper
Western Twinflower
Oregon Grape, Cascade
Oregon Grape, Creeping
Oregon Boxwood (Myrtle)
Shrubby Penstemon
Spreading Phlox
Strawberry Bramble
Starry Solomon-plune
Rosy Twistedstalk
Broad-leaved Starflower

 Grasses
 
Calamagrostis rubescens
Festuca idahoensis
Carex geyeri
 


Pinegrass
Idaho fescue
Elk Sedge

WILDFLOWERS

Achlys triphylla
Anaphalis margaritacea
Aralia nudicaulis
Arnica cordifolia
Balsamorhiza sagittata
Castilleja spp.
Lath yrus spp.
Lonicera ciliosa
Lupinus latifolius
Lupinus laxiflorus
Osmorhiza chilensis
Osmorhiza occiden ta/is
Trillium ovatum
Vicia disperma



Vanilla Leaf

Pearly Everlasting
Wild Sarsaparilla
Heartleaf Arnica
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Indian Paintbrush 
Peavine
West Trumpet Honeysuckle
Broadleaf Lupine
Spurred Lupine
Sweetroot Sweet-cicely
Western Sweet-cicely
White Trillium
Vetch

GRASSES/EROSION CONTROL MIX

New Suncadia Mix

 

Chariot Hard Fescue 39.85%
VNS Sheep Fescue 39.10%
Canbar Canby Bluegrass 92%

 PROHIBITED PLANTS

Abies grandis
Carex o. garberi "evergold"
Ceanothus velutinus

Cornus alba
Cornus serica
Echinacea purpurea
Festuca glauca
Physocarpus opulifolius
"diabolo"
Polystichum minitum 
Populus tremoloides "erecta"
Rudbeckia hirta
Sambucus nigra
Spirea Japonica "goldflame"


Grand Fir
Gold carex
Snowbrush, Red Root (extremely flammable and attracks deer)
Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
Cornflower
Blue Fescue

Diabolo Ninebark
Western Sword fern
Swedish Aspen
Blackeyed susan
Blue Elderberry
Japanese Spirea
 PLEASE NOTE:


Pseudotsuga manziesii
 
Douglas Fir
This is strongly discouraged! Please do not use this as a choice. If it is absolutely necessary, we must insist that the trees originate from local parents in Seed Zone 631, and evidence must be provided to verify this.

 
Suncadia’s Planting Design Objectives

--Utilize new plantings to preserve and extend the forest landscape and enhance the natural setting for your home.
--Use plants that are adapted and native to the climate, are less invasive and require less water and maintenance.
--Minimize the visibility of non native plant materials, as viewed from off site.
--Use plants to frame outdoor spaces, lessen the impact of new structures, enhance privacy and screen use areas.

 
 
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