Michigan tree and shrub varieties

It seems as though we are never really done landscaping and working on improving the gardens of our bed and breakfast.  Yesterday we decided that a certain hidden area on the side of the Inn needs a few things to brighten the spot.  So once again we were off to find just the right Michigan zoned tree or shrub that would work in this spot.  Deciding on one species (such as viburnums) is just the beginning of the search.  There are so many varieties of a species such as viburnums that can be grown sucessfully in the state of Michigan that it is almost overwhelming.  Today’s goal is to narrow the choice down and actually purchase just the right one, which will likely be one with dark foliage that produces berries and fall/winter interest as well.