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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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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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