Laceleaf Japanese maples are elegant in all seasons, with delicate leaves, fine fall color, and the loveliest branch patterns in the world. The two most common forms of this tree are the upright, understory tree (Acer palmatum and cvs.) and its little brother, the Japanese laceleaf maple (Acer palmatumvar. dissectum and cvs.), a much smaller, weeping tree often used […]

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13 August, 2012

Hollies are widely used as ornamental plants and have been developed for gardens. Hollies range in size from less than 1 foot to plants over 70 feet tall. They are popular because of their dark, evergreen leaves and their production of berries which are usually red. Holly berries are not edible for humans. Birds and some other […]

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Upright Japanese maples are beautiful and elegant in all seasons. With their elegant leaves and beautiful fall foliage, they rival any tree in the landscape. Upright Japanese maples typically grow larger than their little brothers, the weeping Japanese Maple. Sometimes these upright Japanese maples get a little too large or get unsightly and need pruning.

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There are 22 other species of maples that grow native in Japan and these are set aside in the nursery trade (horticulture) as “other maples from Japan” (other maples from Japan include: Acer japanicum, Acer shirasawanum, etc).  In Botony all maples from the island of Japan are called Japanese Maples.  Here, however I describe just […]

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Florida Dogwood is a small tree, up to 30 ft (9 m) in height and 35 ft (10.7 m) across, but the typical size is more like 15 ft (4.6 m) tall and 15-20 ft (4.6-6 m) across. It has a short trunk and a full, rounded crown with horizontal branches often in layered tiers, […]

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