Tag Archives: Tree

TREE: Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

This week’s Tried and True is the beautiful Redbud which not only has amazing flowers in spring but is full of fruit at this time of year. Read more and learn about cauliflory. Continue reading

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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 58 wildlife and 35 bird species that use this tree.
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TREE: Ilex opaca (American Holly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Ilex opaca (American holly)

Today commercial demand for holly has declined, but its value in the landscape has not. It comes into its glory as temperatures drop and berry-like fruits ripen to brighten the winter scenery. Continue reading

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TREE: Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic:  Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)
Ever wonder what those prickly woody seed balls are underfoot? Look up and if you see star-shaped leaves, it’s the native Sweet Gum. Continue reading

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