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American Elderberry

American Elderberry: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

American Elderberry: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents American Elderberry Plant Description The American elderberry, often referred to as the common elderberry, is a deciduous shrub with tiny black berries and vivid white blossoms. With its rich green foliage, sprays of flowers, and tasty fruits, this shrub, also known as black elderberry or …

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American Wisteria

American Wisteria: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

American Wisteria: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents American Wisteria Plant Description Wisteria is known for its beautiful purple-blue blossoms that tumble down in cascades. Although Chinese wisteria is commonly seen growing over archways and pergolas, this species is invasive and aggressive. American wisteria, on the other hand, is a non-invasive and less …

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American Beech

American Beech: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

American Beech: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents American Beech Plant Description The American beech, like the European beech (Fagus sylvatia), is a deciduous tree in the Fagus genus. The American beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a popular tree among native plant lovers, albeit it pales in comparison to its far more famous European …

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Autograph Tree

Autograph Tree: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

Autograph Tree: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents Autograph Tree Description Clusia is a vast genus of trees and shrubs endemic to tropical America that are distinguished by their horizontally growing branches and thick, leathery leaves. Clusia rosea, sometimes known as the autograph tree, is the only Clusia species that is routinely grown. …

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Arizona Cypress

Arizona Cypress: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

Arizona Cypress: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents Arizona Cypress Plant Description The Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) is a coniferous tree endemic to North America’s southwestern area. This tree is ideal for xeriscape and other desert landscaping since its root system has had time to grow and establish itself, allowing it to handle …

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Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

Autumn Sage Plant: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents Autumn Sage Plant Description Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) is a shrub that flowers profusely from mid-summer to mid-fall. It will encourage bees, birds, and butterflies throughout this time. The crimson hue of the blossoms attracts hummingbirds in particular. A thick shrub attracts hummingbirds. The …

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Aubrieta Plant

Aubrieta Plants: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts

Aubrieta Plant: Care, Growing Guide, & Facts Table of Contents Aubrieta Plant Description If your site fits some basic growth criteria, Aubrieta (False Rock Cress), a bright ground cover, is an excellent choice for edging your walks or tucking between stone walls. The grayish-green foliage sustains a lovely mat that covers bare spots behind leggy …

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