Tree

Carpinus caroliniana

Scientific name: Carpinus caroliniana Family: BETULACEAE Common names: “American hornbeam” “blue-beech” “ironwood” “musclewood” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 2-9 Light: Full sun – shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Slightly acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 25-30′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Serrated, elliptic-oval, dark green leaves Flower: Insignificant green or white catkin flowers… Continue reading Carpinus caroliniana

Drought Resistance · Tree

Gleditsia triacanthos

Scientific name: Gleditsia triacanthos Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Common honeylocust” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Average – humus rich, handles clay Moisture: Moist well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 60-80′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Bipinnate leaves with golden yellow-green leaflets, on thorny stems Flower:  Inconspicuous greenish… Continue reading Gleditsia triacanthos

Tree · Tropical

Mitragyna speciosa

Scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa Family: RUBIACEAE Common names: “Kratom” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile, slightly acidic between 5.5-6.5 Moisture: Evenly moist well drained, high humidity Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-80′ W , trunks grow up to 3′ diameter Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply veined, large… Continue reading Mitragyna speciosa

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub · Tree · Weeds & Invasive Plants

Ilex aquifolium

Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Holly” “English holly” “holm” “hulst” “hulver” Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun – partial shade, less fruit in deeper shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50′ W 15-25′… Continue reading Ilex aquifolium

Mediterranean · Tree

Cedrus libani

Scientific name: Cedrus libani Synonym: Cedrus libani subsp. libani Family: PINACEAE Common names: “Cedar of Lebanon” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree Conditions: Zone: 6-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average, grows best in deep acidic loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 40-60′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Tiered branches, with whorled dark green needles in… Continue reading Cedrus libani

Conifer · Shrub · Tree

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Scientific name: Chamaecyparis pisifera Family: CUPRESSACEAE Common names: “Japanese false cypress” “Sawara cypress” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Average – fertile, humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-70 W 10-20′… Continue reading Chamaecyparis pisifera

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Tree

Cercis canadensis

Scientific name: Cercis canadensis Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Eastern red bud” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 20-30′ W 25-35′ Leaf and Stem shape: Heart-shaped leaves after flowers Flower: Clusters of small, pea-like, pink flowers on bare branches in… Continue reading Cercis canadensis