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TREE: Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The Red Maple tolerates the widest variety of soil conditions of any North American forest species. Continue reading

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VINE: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine)

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The fragrant yellow bells of Carolina Jessamine vine are a sure sign of spring.  Continue reading

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SHRUB: Callicarpa americana (American Beauty-berry)

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The aptly named Beauty-berry has lavender flower clusters that appear on new growth from June to August, followed by clusters of fruit in show-stopping magenta in autumn. Continue reading

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TREE: Betula lenta (Sweet or Black or Cherry Birch)

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Sweet Birch, also known as Black or Cherry Birch, finds a natural home on the cool north and east slopes of rich mountain woods.  Its reliable golden-yellow fall color is the best of the commonly cultivated birches. Continue reading

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GRASS: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

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Common through most of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Little Bluestem gives a brilliant landscape performance. Continue reading

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Milestone–Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets Updated!

Almost four years have passed since we announced that we were revising the Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic fact sheets with easier-to-read format, new information, and new images of plants that can (mostly) be visited in local public gardens.  We did more research, we eliminated a few plants on our original list that turned out not to be the most reliable or available species in our area and we added a few more favorites so that there are currently 99 plant fact sheets in our database. Videos now augment a few of the fact sheets showing how the plants attract pollinators or transition from season to season. Continue reading

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