Tag Archives: Tree

TREE: Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Common in woodlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, this native provides seasonal interest from early spring blossoms through vivid fall color. Edible fruit is ready for picking early summer, but there will be fierce competition with the … Continue reading

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TREE: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Eastern Red Cedar’s dense foliage provides excellent roosting and nesting cover for birds. Besides being a favorite wildlife food, the fruit gives gin its characteristic flavor. This long-lived juniper, which is native to eastern North America, … Continue reading

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TREE: Ilex opaca (American Holly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic In the 1930s Delaware surpassed all states in producing decorations made of American Holly, which flourished in its countryside and became its State Tree in 1939. Still common in the Coastal Plain and southeastern Pennsylvania, its … Continue reading

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TREE: Chionanthus virginicus (White Fringetree)

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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“Right Tree in the Right Place” Public Event

Right Tree in the Right Place Selecting, Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs Free Public Workshop provided by the Arlington Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension Now is the time to think about which trees and shrubs will meet your needs. … Continue reading

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