Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nursery and Landscape - Plants to Consider for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the Upcoming UDBG Plant Sale

This is continuation of the series on plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the upcoming UDBG Spring Plant Sale.

Acer maximowiczianum. Nikko Maple 20-30'. Related to the better-known paperbark maple, this slow-growing tree also has trifoliate leaves. Similar to all other plants in this group, the foliage becomes a rich combination of orange to
bright red in the fall.

Carya texana. Black Hickory 60-80'. The thin-shelled nut makes this adaptable tree very attractive to wildlife. The yellow fall color brightens the autumn landscape. Rare in the trade.

Morus alba ‘Chaparral’. Weeping Mulberry 10-20'. The distinct architecture of the branches provides interest during the winter months; its weeping habit, clothed in glossy green leaves, enchants throughout the year. Fall foliage is bright yellow. Don't worry, this is a fruitless form.

Quercus ilicifolia. Bear Oak 15-25'. Native to the New Jersey Pine Barrens where it offers important cover and abundant acorns for small animals. This slow growing, compact and very drought tolerant oak is excellent for naturalizing or using in small gardens. Medicinal plant used by the Iroquois Indians.

For more information go to the online UDBC Spring Plant Sale catalog at

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