Category Archives: Tree

TREE: Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay or Swamp Magnolia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Lovely, lemon-scented, cup-shaped flowers appear mid-spring and bloom intermittently throughout the summer, followed in the fall by showy conelike fruit. Continue reading

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TREE: Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood)

Oxydendrum arboreum (the Sourwood tree) is this week’s selection for Tried and True Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Continue reading

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Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip-Poplar, Tuliptree)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, Tuliptree is aptly named from the shape of its flowers and leaves to the samara whorls persisting like wooden tulips until spring. It is an excellent shade or … Continue reading

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TREE: Aesculus pavia (Red Buckeye)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Native mostly to the southeastern United States,* this understory tree
is found in woods and along streams. Its common name refers to
shiny seeds called buckeyes, which are encased in husked seed
capsules. Its showy flowers, suggestive of firecrackers, have led to
its alternative name, Firecracker Plant. Continue reading

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