Tree

Acer capillipes

Scientific name: Acer capillipes Family: SAPINDACEAE Common names: “Snakebark maple” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 5-7 Light: Full sun – part shade best in summer heat Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – acidic Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 30-40′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: White-striped young branches with lightly textured 3-lobed leaves Flower:… Continue reading Acer capillipes

Drought Resistance · Tree

Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’

Scientific name: Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’ Family: SAPINDACEAE Common names: “Manitoba maple” “Variegated box elder” “Ash-leaf maple” “Boxelder maple” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 2-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor soils Moisture: Moist well drained, handles poor drainage in full sun, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 30-50′ H & W Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’

Beneficial Insects! · Fragrant Flowers · Perennial

Actaea racemosa

Scientific name: Actaea racemosa Synonym: Cimicifuga racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa var. racemosa Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: “Black snakeroot” “Bugbane” “Black cohosh” Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Partial shade best Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile organically rich Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of poor drainage but will not survive a drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-7′ W Leaf and Stem shape: Bright green,… Continue reading Actaea racemosa

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Grass · Perennial

Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ Synonym: Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ Family: POACEAE Common names: “Japanese blood grass” “Cogon grass” ” Plant Type: Deciduous perennial grass Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – part shade, will grow in full shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Average, enjoys fertile humus rich, handles clay and poor soils Moisture: Moist well drained, drought tolerant… Continue reading Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’

Conifer · Deer Resistant Plants! · Tree

Sciadopitys verticillata

Scientific name: Sciadopitys verticillata Family: SCIADOPITYACEAE Common names: “Koyamaki” “Japanese umbrella pine” “parasol pine” Plant Type: Conifer tree Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic – neutral Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 60′ W 12-24′ , slow growing Leaf and Stem shape: Dense whorls of dark green, linear leaves… Continue reading Sciadopitys verticillata

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Salix purpurea

Scientific name: Salix purpurea Synonym: Salix purpurea ‘Helix’ Family: SALICACEAE Common names: “Purple osier willow” “bitter willow” “basket willow” Plant Type: Deciduous, shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 5-10 Light: Full sun best- part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep, fertile – average Moisture: Moist – wet, handles poor drainage Aesthetic: Plant Size: ‘ H 12′-24 W 8′-12’ Leaf and… Continue reading Salix purpurea

Edible · Tree

Citrus japonica

Scientific name: Citrus japonica Synonym: Citrus kinokuni , Citrus madurensis, Citrus × nobilis var. inermis, Fortunella hindsii , Fortunella japonica , Fortunella margarita , Fortunella × crassifolia Family: RUTACEAE Common names: “Oval kumquat” Plant Type: Evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 8-12 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from frost and cold Soil: Average, enjoys loamy compost Moisture: Moist well drained, avoid watering in winter Aesthetic: Plant Size: 8-15′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy lance-shaped leaves and small… Continue reading Citrus japonica