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Syringa (Lilac) reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac)

A small tree or large shrub. Rounded crown. Easily grown. While it tolerates light shade, flowering will be best in full sun. Needs good air circulation. Prune immediately after flowering. Large clusters of creamy white, single, fragrant flowers in May-June. Low maintenance. Excellent as a specimen, or in small groups.

  • Height: 20'-25'
  • Spread: 15'-20'
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Taxodium (Baldcypress) distichum (Common Baldcypress)

Native tree. Good as a street tree. Drought tolerant. Generally found in wet swampy areas, often in standing water. A deciduous conifer. Pyramidal to conical shape, especially when young. Branching is more or less horizontal. Foliage emerges as a bright yellow and matures to a soft green. Needles turn an attractive, warm reddish brown in fall. Relatively care-free. Works well at pond edges, for shade, in wet sites, as well as in groupings.

  • Height: 50'-80'
  • Spread: 20'-30'
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Viburnum (Viburnum) prunifolium (Blackhaw Viburnum)

Stiff and  horizontally branched, Blackhaw Viburnum is a large shrub or small native tree.  In spring new leaves emerge copper-colored followed by white, flat-topped flowers and green glossy foliage.  Excellent pinkish-red fall color with black fruits contrast nicely.  A great plant for naturalized areas. Relatively slow growing.  This highly adaptable plant can withstand many soil conditions, including dry or wet, alkaline and clay soils. 

 

 

  • Height: 12'-15'
  • Spread: 8'-12'
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Viburnum (Viburnum) prunifolium 'Wilson' (Wilson’s Blackhaw Viburnum)

Nice dense habit – tends to be tighter than the species. Compact version of the upright dense shrub. Blue-Black fruits appear in fall and hang on until spring. Extremely dense mounded form requires little to no trimming. Excellent as a foundation plant, this shade-tolerant viburnum can withstand many soil conditions, including wet soils   Also makes a great winter screening or low hedge. 

  • Height: 6'-8'
  • Spread: 6'-8'
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  • Attracts Birds
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    Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Shade
  • Wet Soils