Throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, shrubs are important native plants. Shrubs occupy woodlands, meadows, swamps, marshes, beaches, and other habitats. Their foliage, flowers, berries, fruits, seed pods, and other parts attract pollinators, birds, mammals, and other wildlife.
In recent decades, the use of native shrubs for landscaping has skyrocketed in the region. Native plants have several advantages; most species are hardy, disease resistant, and require little care.
The photo gallery below includes shrubs that are native to the Chesapeake Bay region.