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TREE: Crataegus crus-galli (Cockspur Hawthorne)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic

While this native member of the Rose Family is found naturally in clearings, glades, woodland borders, and roadsides, it is a tough, adaptable tree that does well in urban settings. Its name refers to its long spines, which are said to resemble the spurs of a cock
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TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic

This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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TREE: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar)

The first of the 2020 Tried & True Native Plant selections is the 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: Ilex opaca (American Holly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

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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