BayScapes are landscapes well adapted to the Chesapeake Bay region. They incorporate conservation practices—creating diversity, conserving water, and using beneficial plants.

The BayScapes program was developed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office. Virginia’s Coastal Program provides continued support.

What follows is a list of beneficial plants that grow well on the Neck. Most are native species, meaning that they occur naturally in the region. Some are introduced, or exotic (EX) species that also perform well alongside natives. Many are available at full-scale nurseries and garden centers. Consult with your local supplier for other recommendations.

(Note: WL = Wildlife Value.)

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