Archive for June, 2010

Cornus florida | American Dogwood

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DESCRIPTION | native, small, deciduous, understory ornamental tree

SIZE | 20′ – 30′ tall

FLOWER | lovely, 2″, white (or pink), April, before the leaves come out

NOTES |  pretty fall color, beautiful bright orange red berries

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’ | Japanese Cedar

DESCRIPTION | large evergreen conifer tree

SIZE | 30′ – 40′ tall

FLOWER | none

NOTES | useful for screening, good alternative to Leland Cypress

Stewartia pseudocamellia | Japanese Stewartia

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DESCRIPTION | small, deciduous, ornamental tree

SIZE | 20′ – 30′ tall

FLOWER | lovely, 2″, white, June – July

NOTES | exfoliating bark provides winter excellent interest, pretty fall color

Amelanchier arborea | Downy Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea grove

Amelanchier arborea grove

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DESCRIPTION |  native, deciduous, woodland, multi-stemmed tree

SIZE |  15′ – 25′ tall

FLOWER |  small, white, early April

NOTES |  beautiful fall color, bright red berries in spring and summer

Fothergilla gardenii | Dwarf Fothergilla

Fothergilla gardenii | above photo: Jennifer Benner

Fothergilla gardenii | above photo: Jennifer Benner

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DESCRIPTION | Native, deciduous woodland shrub

SIZE | 5′ – 6′ tall, sometimes not as large

FLOWER | 1″ white, fragrant, sometimes appearing before leaves

NOTES | wonderful fall color