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: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar)

This week’s Tried & True selection is Eastern Redcedar. This tree’s dense foliage provides excellent roosting and nesting cover for birds. Besides being a favorite wildlife food, the fruit gives gin its characteristic flavor. Continue reading

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TREE: 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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