8.2 General Provisions
D. Installation of new vegetation and other features: New plant material should complement existing vegetation native to the site. If existing significant vegetation and other site features do not fully meet the standards for the type of landscaping required, then additional vegetation and/or site features (including fences) shall be planted or installed within the required landscaping area. The use of indigenous, native and/or regionally grown species of trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers and perennials is encouraged in order to make planted areas compatible with existing native habitats. The introduction of invasive-exotic species shall be prohibited (See subsection P. of this section for reference).
Invasive-exotic plant species: The administrator shall maintain a current list of invasive-exotic plant species by taking guidance from the latest edition of, "A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests," published by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Services Southern Research Station, as applicable to the western North Carolina region, and by submitting periodic text amendments to reflect these changes. The introduction of the following shall be prohibited:
1. Trees: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), Princess Tree (Paulonia tomentosa), Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana), Japanese Privet (Ligustrum japonicum), Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera), Thorney Olive (Elaeagnus pungens), White Mulberry (Morus alba), White Poplar (Populus alba), Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia), Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra), Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebiferum), Chinaberry (Melia azedarach).
2. Shrubs: Autumn Olive (Eleagnus umbellate), Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense), Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Glossy Privet (Ligustrum lucidum), Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Japanese Spiraea (Spiraea japonica), Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii), Tatarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica), Burning Bush (Euonymus alata), Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei).
3. Vines: Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), English Ivy (Hedera helix), Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Kudzu (Pueraria Montana), Bittersweet (Celastrus obiculatus), Bigleaf Periwinkle (Vinca major), Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Fiveleaf Akebia (Akebia quinata), Japenese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda), Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata), Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora), Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortune).
4. Herbaceous plants: Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), Korean or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Shrubby Lespedeza (Lespedeza bicolor), Bamboo (Bambusa and Phyllostachya), Chinese Silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis) Crownvetch (Securigera varia), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota).