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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Spiraea (Spiraea japonica)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet:
The rapid spread of Japanese Spiraea when it escapes from cultivation crowds out native species in natural areas. It is now classified as invasive in the Mid-Atlantic states, including Virginia, and is on the list for Arlington County. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

Although still a popular landscape plant, it has increasingly spread into woodlands from Maryland to Florida, including in Rock Creek and Wolf Trap parks, and is now classified as invasive. It is on Arlington County’s list of invasive plants.
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In the Winter Garden, 2019 Edition

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Appreciating the winter garden makes for a happier all-season gardener, so this article, written by EMG Mary Free in December 2012, was worth revising and updating. Our gardens may lay mostly dormant in this season, but still there are some herbaceous and woody plants with color, form, and texture that can both surprise and delight in the winter landscape. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This attractive native shrub, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), is a member of the Rose family and is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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