Tree

Eucalyptus pauciflora

Scientific name: Eucalyptus pauciflora Family: MYRTACEAE Common names: “Snow gum” Plant Type: Evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 8-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Fertile slightly acidic Moisture: Drought is best Aesthetic: Plant Size: 25′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and Stem shape: Dusky aromatic lance shaped mature leaves, rounded and stemless when juvenile,… Continue reading Eucalyptus pauciflora

Deer Resistant Plants! · Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei

Scientific name: Trachycarpus fortunei Synonym: Chamaerops excelsa, Chamaerops fortunei Family: ARECACEAE Common names: “Chusan” “windmill palm” “Chinese windmill palm” “hemp palm” “Nepalese fan palm” Plant Type: Evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun – light dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold drying winds Soil: Fertile, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H70′ W… Continue reading Trachycarpus fortunei

Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Groundcover · Shrub

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Scientific name: Vaccinium macrocarpon Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Cranberry” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 2-7 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic peaty soils Moisture: Moist – average Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12″ W 18-24″ Leaf and Stem shape:  Carpets of green foliage, small rounded leaves Flower: Pink nodding flowers followed by red edible… Continue reading Vaccinium macrocarpon

Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Shrub

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Scientific name: Vaccinium oxycoccos Synonym: Oxycoccus microcarpos, Oxycoccus oxycoccos, Oxycoccus quadripetala, Oxycoccus palustris, Vaccinium microcarpum, Vaccinium hagerupii Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Bog cranberry” “small cranberry” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-6 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered, tolerant of salt Soil: Acidic 4.5-6, humus rich sandy loam Moisture: Moist boggy – wet Aesthetic: Plant Size:… Continue reading Vaccinium oxycoccos

Edible · Groundcover · Shrub

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Scientific name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Lingonberry” “cowberry” “northern mountain cranberry” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – semi-shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained – dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12″ W 2-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Small leathery, narrowly elliptic to ovate leaves… Continue reading Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Shrub

Vaccinium corymbosum

Scientific name: Vaccinium corymbosum Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Blueberry” “high-bush blueberry” “swamp blueberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – partial shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic soil between 4.8 & 5.2 pH, organically rich Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6″-12′ W Leaf and Stem shape: Slightly leathery dark green leaves, sometimes… Continue reading Vaccinium corymbosum

Edible · Shrub

Rhododendron groenlandicum

Scientific name: Rhododendron groenlandicum Synonym: Ledum groenlandicum Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Labrador tea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich Moisture: Moist- wet well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 5′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young twigs are covered with woolly white hairs that turn… Continue reading Rhododendron groenlandicum