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Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

Introduced from Japan in 1874, it has since become a favorite patio or garden tree.  Growing to 60 feet in the wilds of Japan, it rarely exceeds 20 to 30 feet in the United States. Stewartias are difficult to transplant and fair best if planted balled and burlapped when small.  Once established, however, it is […]

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Indigenous to the Eastern United States, the Flowering Dogwood is often considered our finest native flowering tree.  Commonly grown in USDA Zones 4-9, it performs best where summers are not too hot. Being a forest fringe tree, it prefers a humus-rich, slightly acid soil with high shade.  When planted in full sun as a lawn […]