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Arbutus – The Delightful Strawberry Tree

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

I am often asked to suggest a plant that looks good year-round. For gardeners in USDA zone 7 and warmer, my first thought is the Strawberry Tree. Arbutus unedo is among the most attractive tree/shrubs for...

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides – The Dawn Redwood

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is one of the most remarkable trees the world has ever known. Known as the dawn redwood, it is a glorious deciduous conifer which reaches an impressive 70-150 feet tall. This tree...

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Cotinus – The Striking Summer Smoketree

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

As we enter into summer, the magnificent ‘smoke’ of Cotinus is on full...

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Ginkgo biloba—The Magnificent Maidenhair Tree

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

I am amazed by the history of Ginkgo trees. They are often called ‘living...

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Flowering Cherries – A gift from Japan

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

As spring approaches, I find myself fervently anticipating the Cherry...

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Laburnum – The Glorious Goldenchain Tree

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

I rejoice in late spring when the long clusters of lemon yellow pea-like...

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Amelanchier – A Fruit of Many Names

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

To my mind few sights are as pretty as when the flowers of the Amelanchier...

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