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Nyssa sylvatica-black gum- excellent specimen tree with outstanding summer and fall
foliage which is native to our area. Fall leaf color can range from red, yellow, orange , to purple. 30-50’ high by 20-30’ wide. Prefers moist well drained soil. New cultivars show promise-“Wildfire” and “Red Rage”
Chionanthus virginicus-white fringe tree-very beautiful native specimen which can either be a shrub or small tree. A mass of white blooms are produced in mid-May to June which
appear like a cloud from a distance. 12-20’ tall and wide. Usually multi stem. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Fall leaf color is golden.
Cornus kousa “Empress of China”-small growing evergreen Chinese dogwood. Fairly new but should grow to 15’ by 15’. Abundant white flowers on young plants that bloom late spring.
Cercis Canadensis “Floating Cloud”-redbud- new redbud with white variegated foliage
that does not leaf scorch. Size will be 20’ by 25’ with blooms being the usual
redish- purple of our native redbud.
Ilex verticillata” Winter Red”-winter berry-multi-stem deciduous rounded shrub with
dark green leaves. A mass of bright red fruit has great winter interest which
persists until February. 8’ by 8’ size. Does need a male pollinator—Southern Gentleman
Oxydendrum arboretum-sourwood- A great all season specimen small native tree. Flowers are fragrant and are born on drooping, racemose-panicles. Fall leaf color
yellow, red and purple often on the same tree. 30’high by 20’ wide . Prefers moist, well drained soil but can tolerate dry conditions.
Pistacia chinensis-Chinese pistache- a wonderful tree that can withstand the worst
conditions in the landscape—great street tree. Very drought tolerant. Dark green leaves in summer giving way to brilliant fall color of orange-red and red. 35’ high by 25’ wide.
Cercis Canadensis “The Rising Sun”-redbud- Great small tree with new growth being
golden-orange. Blooms like our native redbud and is drought resistant and cold hardy. Does not have leaf burn in the full sun and leaves color better in more sun. 30’ by 30’.
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