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TREE: Prunus serotina ([Wild] Black Cherry)

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

Black Cherry, the largest of our native cherry trees, grows in a variety of habitats through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* and is noted for the beauty and profusion of its spring blooms. It is entomologist Doug Tallamy’s #2 choice among woody plants for its exceptional support of wildlife. Continue reading

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TREE: Malus coronaria (Sweet Crabapple)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Malus coronaria (Sweet Crabapple)

This native member of the Rose Family has four-season interest from showy, fragrant spring blooms to a distinctive winter silhouette. It has high wildlife value, attracting a wide variety of pollinators, serving as the host plant for many Lepidoptera, and providing support to birds. Continue reading

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TREE: Chionanthus virginicus (White Fringetree, Old Man’s Beard)

An appealing addition to the landscape, this native is rare in Pennsylvania and historical in Delaware’s Piedmont, but frequent to common elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Virginia Native Plant Society named White Fringetree as Wildflower of the Year in 1997. Be aware though, it also appeals to deer! Continue reading

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TREE: Asimina triloba (Pawpaw)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Unpalatable to deer, Pawpaw is increasingly prevalent in the upland under stories deer frequent. Its fruit, with a complex tropical taste (some say banana-mango-citrus) and custard-like texture, is the largest edible fruit native to North America and gives rise to common names like False Banana and Custard Apple. Continue reading

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