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Crimson King Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

The Crimson King is the most famous cultivar of the Norway Maples. It is noted for its maroon leaves that last all summer. It was introduced to the United States in 1948 from France. Commonly planted as a street tree, it is usually intermixed with the green varieties to avoid a dark and somber appearance.

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Flowering Crabapple (Malus sp.)

  The leaves are 1 to 2 inches long and are green to reddish green in color.  Fall color can be nice shades of yellow and orange, but it depends on the cultivar.  There are currently over 700 named cultivars and varieties worldwide.  Some are propagated for their flowering, fruiting or fall color, but many

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London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)

A cross between the Oriental Planetree and American Sycamore, the London Planetree was first recorded growing in London in 1663.  It takes its common name from this fact and also that it is the primary street and park tree in London.  London is not alone in its heavy usage of the London Planetree, however.   It

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Vernal Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Often considered a shrub, it is actually a small tree, usually multi-stemmed and growing 10-15 feet high and almost as wide.  It makes a good screen or unpruned hedge. The bark is an attractive gray to grayish brown color.  The leaves are dark green in summer and usually a brilliant yellow in the fall.  It’s

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Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

A native of central Europe, Austrian pine was introduced to the US as a tough and cold hardy addition to our urban landscapes. It can attain heights of 80 to 120 feet high by 25-50 feet wide in its native environs, but usually attains a height of 40-70 feet and a width of 20-40 feet

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Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)

This native three needle pine that makes up most of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, the Pitch Pine can grow in the most dry and sandy soils.  It often forms temporary pure stands due to repeated fire injury.  They are later shaded out by hardwood species.  The thick platey bark helps it to withstand the fire

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Christmas Tree (Coniferus traditionales)

Evergreens world-wide, whether they are spruce or pine or fir, are often called Christmas trees.  Around this time of year, it is more likely to be true.  Little by little these trees begin to become transformed into highly decorated and glowing specimens.  Some trees go so far as to leave their roots behind and seek

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Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Widely known for its unmatched splendor in fall, the Sugar Maple displays brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow, like this specimen in Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ. Sugar Maples can grow 50 to 80 feet tall and 40 to 70 feet wide, and depending on the cultivar, develops a columnar or oval shape. It

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Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

The Sourwood or Sorrel Tree, takes its name from the sharp acid taste of its leaves and sap.  Native to the Appalachians, Sourwood is found from Northeastern Florida, to Southern Pennsylvania.  It can be planted, however, in USDA Zones 5 to 9 in moist well-drained acid soils. Tiny, creamy white, urn-shaped flowers appear in late

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Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

The Red, Water, Swamp or Soft Maple takes its name from its early spring show of red buds and bright red flowers.  It has the greatest north-south range of any native tree in North America, being found from Newfoundland to Florida.  Although it grows best in damp lowlands soils, it can also be found with

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