Plantings on the Trail

In all seasons, the Cayuga Waterfront Trail offers an interesting and changing landscape. The plantings that flower in Spring and Summer display their eye-catching structure in Fall and Winter. Plantings are designed to take into account what flourishes in the local environment. 

 

 

TREES

Picea glauca

White Spruce

Amelanchier lamarckii

Serviceberry

Alnus rugosa        

Alder

Tsuga canadensis

Canadian Hemlock

Sorbus americana

Mountain Ash

Corylus americana             

American Filbert

Sassafras albidum

Sassafras

Betula nigra                      

River Birch

Crateagus phaenopyrum

Washington Hawthorn

Prunus serotina

Black Cherry

SHRUBS

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Coralberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Red chokeberry

Spiraea alba

Meadowsweet

Lindera benzoin

Spicebush

Rhus typhina

Staghorn Sumac

Sambucus Canadensis

Elderberry

Cornus amomum

Silky Dogwood

Aronia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry

Ilex verticillata

Winterberry Holly

Rosa palustris

Swamp Rose

Myrica pennsylvanica

Northern Bayberry

 

PERENNIALS

Heliopsis helianthoides

Oxeye Sunflower

Silphium integrifolium

Cup Plant

Sporobolis heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Rudbeckia laciniata

Cutleaf Coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia

Narrowleaf Coneflower

Asclepias incarnate

Swamp Milkweed

Liatris spicata

Blazing Star

Eupatorium purpureum

Joe Pye

Helianthus sp.

Sunflower

Solidago rigida

Goldenrod

Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop

Echinacea angustifolia

Narrowleaf Coneflower

Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

Rudbeckia hirta

Blackeyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida

Goldsturm Blackeyed Susan

Miscanthus

Gracillimus Maiden Grass

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Salix discolor

Pussy Willow

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Rudbeckia maxima

Giant Coneflower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

 

 

 

GRASSES

Sporobolis heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

Panicum virgatum

'Shenandoah Switchgrass

'Heavy Metal' Switchgrass

 

 

VINES

American Bittersweet

Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine

Celastrus scandens

 



 

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