Rose Ninebark is a bush with shreddy bark and small 5-part flowers in a dome-shaped cluster. Fruit is a small papery capsule.
Honeysuckle Species in the Honeysuckle family that are not “proper honeysuckles” are bushes or small trees with small white flowers in umbels. The fruit is berry-like. Leaves may be simple (Viburnums) or pinnately compound (Elderberries).
Maple Trees with simple leaves and clusters of small, 5-part greenish flowers. Fruit is a paired winged key.
Dogwood Trees and bushes with simple leaves and small flowers in clusters, with or without surrounding showy petal-like bracts. Berry-like fruit.
Saxifrage Wild hydrangea is a bush with simple leaves, small white flowers in umbels and seeds in capsules. Gooseberries are small, sometimes prickly bushes with loose clusters of small green flowers and roundish, often prickly fruit.
Olive Ashes have small female flowers in branching clusters and male flowers in dense, ball-like clusters on different trees. Leaves are pinnately compound and fruits are clustered keys. Privits are bushes with clusters of small white tubular flowers. Fruit is a small black berry.
Ginseng Bushes or small trees with compound leaves and small flowers in umbels.
Elm Trees with simple leaves with an asymmetric base, small flowers in clusters along the twigs, and small seeds surrounded by a papery wing.
Buckthorn Bushes or small trees with peeling bark, thorns, simple leaves and flowers in clusters. Fruit is a dark berry.
Cashew (Sumac) Sumacs are small trees with pinnately compound leaves. Tiny flowers and hairy fruits are in tight upright clusters.
Linden Medium to large trees with heart-shaped, fine-toothed leaves. Clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers hang on a stalk partly imbedded in a long, leaf-like bract.
Witch-hazel Trees or shrubs with simple leaves and flowers in clusters. Fruits are capsules, single in Witch hazel proper and crowded into prickly balls in Sweetgum.
Laurel Aromatic bushes or small trees with simple leaves and small flowers in clusters. Fruit is a berry.
Holly Bushes or small trees with sharp-toothed evergreen leaves, flowers in small clusters, and red berries.
Soapberry Golden rain tree has pinnately compound leaves and clusters of yellow flowers and ribbed, papery capsules.
Bladdernut Bush with compound leaves and clusters of small urn-shaped flowers. Fruit is an inflated capsule.
Oleaster/Eleagnus Autumn olive is a bush with alternate simple leaves, small tubular flowers in clusters, and red berries.