60-90’ tall native tree. Habitats include rich woodlands, and riverbanks. Kentucky coffee tree is cultivated … Continued
browsing plants: trees
Trees and shrubs can be planted year-round as long as the ground isn’t frozen. When planting a new tree, keep in mind that the only water source the plant has is the relatively small root ball until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil.
At minimum new trees should be watered twice weekly, and under hot, dry summer conditions even more. Water slowly to allow moisture to make its way deep down into the soil, which will encourage the roots to follow.
When planting, make sure the base of the trunk is not planted too deep, and keep mulch pulled back to allow air to flow around the base of the plant. Make sure the surface of the root ball will be level with the surrounding soil level even after the tree has settled.
Staking young trees will minimize stress from wind in unprotected locations. Because the tree will continue to grow it is important to allow some movement. Check trees every three months to loosen as needed. Use fence posts and a short length of old garden hose with wire through the hose to protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. Remove the stakes after one to two years.
Clusters of white bell-shaped blooms cover this small native tree in late April and early … Continued
Heritage oak is a natural hybrid cross of robur English Oak and native macrocarpa Bur … Continued
When grown in the open, the black walnut reaches 75′ tall with a round, low … Continued
Finely-textured blue-green foliage on a densely branched, broad pyramid form that maintains its natural form … Continued
‘Taylor’ is an upright narrow columnar eastern red cedar that grows up to to 30’ … Continued
Fast-growing shade tree with neat habit and well-behaved root system. Medium-sized 30-40’ trees are open-branched, … Continued
Sometimes called the “lilac of the South,” new cold-hardy cultivars enable more areas of the … Continued
Low-maintenance deciduous tree native from Connecticut to Florida west to Missouri south Central America. Excellent … Continued
Tulip trees are fast growers, often measuring growth of more than 2′ per year. Tulip-shaped flowers … Continued
Sweet Bay comes from a cooler, northern range and blooms later avoiding late frost damage … Continued
Part of the Little Girl Series: ‘Ann’, ‘Betty’, ‘Jane’, ‘Judy’, ‘Pinkie’, ‘Randy’, ‘Ricki’ and ‘Susan’, … Continued