Tag Archives: Tree

TREE: Cornus alternifolia, Pagoda Dogwood

Tried and True Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Layers of horizontal branches tapering in size toward the top give this highly prized ornamental tree its common name.  This native of the understory of woods in the eastern United States is a favorite … Continue reading

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TREE: Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) – blooms April

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Copious clusters of fabulous pink to fuchsia flowers hug bare branches in early spring giving way to heart-shaped leaves. This Pea family member often grows as an understory tree in mixed forests in the Mid-Atlantic Region* … 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 … 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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“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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