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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This slow-growing, but long-lived, large tree is indigenous* to river banks and flood plains and makes an attractive ornamental specimen for large landscapes with its good fall color and distinctive exfoliating bark. It also provides excellent support to a variety of wildlife.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native in DC, throughout much of VA, predominantly in the mountains, in parts of MD and DE, and in most of PA.
Did you know that this tree’s compoundly lanceolate leaves point us sharply to the botanical meaning of that term?
Learn more about Carya ovata and about lanceolate…