Table of Invasive Plants to Avoid & Native Alternatives

Click on the invasive's name for more information. Click on an alternative plant for a photo.
Invasive
Alternative
⛔ Burning Bush
Euonymous alatus
Wahoo
Euonymus atropurpureus
Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia
Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa
⛔ Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii
Winterberry
Ilex verticillata
Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica
Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia
Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa
Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius
⛔ Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellatus
Serviceberry
Amelanchier arborea, A. laevis
Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana
Red-osier dogwood
Cornus serica
Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica
⛔ Bush Honeysuckle
Lonicera spp.
Winterberry
Ilex verticillata
American Black Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
American Highbush Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum
⛔ Oriental Bittersweet
Celastrus orbiculatus
Running Strawberry
Euonymus obovatus
Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Wild Grapes
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virgin's Bower
Clematis virginiana
⛔ Privet
Ligustrum spp.
Black Haw Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium
American Black Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
⛔ Japanese Knotweed
Fallopia japonica
Black Haw Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium
American Black Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
American Highbush Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum
⛔ Multiflora Rose
Rosa multiflora
Black Haw Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium
American Black Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
American Highbush Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum
⛔ Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima
Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum
Staghorn Sumac
Rhus typhina
Pin Oak
Quercus palustris
American Black Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Maple Leaf Viburnum
Viburnum acerifolium
American Highbush Cranberry
Viburnum trilobum
Beverly Shores Environmental Restoration Group,
P.O. Box 667, Beverly Shores, IN 46301