There are about 68 species of shrubs native to the Pinelands.

Any multi-stemmed perennial woody plants of low stature are generally considered shrubs. Some species however, such as Blackjack Oak, can take on a tree or a shrub form depending on environmental conditions or genetics. Diminutive and particularly low-lying species are often regarded as sub-shrubs. Shrubs (especially ericaceous shrubs) are certainly one of the most abundant kinds of plant growth in the Pinelands, and the shrubby understory is a defining characteristic of some of the vegetation communities.

Black Huckleberry

Gaylussacia baccata

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Eubotrys racemosa

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Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia

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Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum

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Ilex glabra

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Chamaedaphne calyculata

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Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia

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Northern Bayberry

Morella pensylvanica

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Red Chokeberry

Photinia pyrifolia

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Amelanchier canadensis

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Sheep Laurel

Kalmia angustifolia

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Swamp Azalea

Rhododendron viscosum

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