Vines and Trees

Parrotia persica- Growing Parrotia (Persian Ironwood)

Parrotia persica, a tree with colorful fall foliage and interesting exfoliating bark on Persian parrotia (Persian ironwood) varieties.Find out how to grow and care for Parrotia with valuable facts and information. Growing Parrotia Parrotia persica is a deciduous tree with a rounded form and medium texture. Parrotia grows best in Zones 5-8 and will grow [...]

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Southern Magnolia- Growing and Caring for the Southern Magnolia Tree

Southern magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, produces large, showy white flowers. The Southern magnolia tree is widely recognized across Southern states, and is the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana. There are many magnolia varieties that can be grown outside the south and across the United States. Learn how to grow and care for the Southern magnolia. Growing [...]

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Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)- Varieties, Facts and Information

Chamaecyparis also known as False Cypress are evergreen conifers that will tolerate some shade. Find facts and information on false cypress tree varieties, and featuring Chamaecyparis pisifera sawara false cypress. General Info on Chamaecyparis  It is often hard to find trees that will tolerate shade. The fact that Chamaecyparis varieties will grow in some shade makes [...]

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White Willow (Salix alba)- A Great Tree for Wet Soils

White willow, Salix alba, features graceful stems and are great trees for wet soils. Get all the facts and information you need on this moisture retentive deciduous tree. This willow is often chosen because it gives a landscape a burst of fall color. Growing the White Willow Tree Salix alba grows in Zones 2-8 and [...]

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Crepe Myrtle- Is a Crepe Myrtle Right for Your Yard and Garden?

Crepe myrtle (Crape Myrtle) are deciduous medium to large flowering shrubs or small trees.You will find facts and information on crepe myrtles to help decide if they will be the right choice in your yard or garden landscape. It is important to get information on size, growth habits, and growing conditions to achieve the best [...]

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European Beech Tree- Facts on the European Beech

European Beech Tree, Fagus sylvatica, has outstanding fall color. European beech trees are magnificient long-lived trees highly valued for their smooth gray bark and attractive glossy green leaves that turn golden bronze in fall. Find facts and information on growing and caring for European beech trees. Facts and Info on European Beech Trees European beech trees [...]

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Katsura Tree- Cercidiphyllum japonicum Facts and Info

Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) is a low-maintenance deciduous tree that remains attractive in all seasons. It is often used for screening and as specimens and has good fall color. Katsura Tree Facts and Info Katsura trees grow in Zones 5-8 and will grow 40-60’ high and 20-50’ wide. The emerging reddish spring foliage changes to soft, [...]

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A General Guide for Pruning Shade Trees

Pruning shade trees is easy with this helpful guide on how to prune shade trees. Pruning shade trees is a task that needs to be done when your shade tree become too large, weak, diseased, or injured. You will find valuable information and facts on all aspects of pruning shade trees. Training young shade trees properly [...]

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