Native Shrubs Posted on March 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm.Written by Losely Admin Calycanthus floridus is a thick growing, zone 4 shrub with many stems. The fragrant reddish-brown flowers is where the common name Sweetshrub came from. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils. Lindera benzoin is another zone 4 shrub with fragrant yellow spring flowers. In Fall the bright red fruit contrasts well against the excellent yellow foliage. It will tolerate full shade but become more open in habit. Viburnum lentago is an upright shrub with arching branches reaching 18′ is hardy in Zone 2. It has spring white flowers turning to blue fruit in the fall. Myrica pensylvanica is half the height reaching 9′ with its glossy green, aromatic foliage turns to bronze in the fall. It is tolerant of salt and poor soils. Winter shows of the silver-gray berries on the female plants.