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Sycamore

The sycamore (Platanus species) is a deciduous tree that is often grown for the shade it produces and the handsome bark on its massive trunk. There are 10 species, but this fact sheet will focus on...

Leyland Cypress

Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a large, handsome evergreen that is used extensively in the Southeast. It is a favorite because it is fast growing. It is adapted to all of South...

Japanese Cryptomeria

Japanese cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica), or Japanese cedar, is a splendid evergreen that becomes even more handsome as it matures. Although it is not as well-suited to the United States as to...

Euonymus

Euonymus species range from evergreen shrubs such as evergreen euonymus (Euonymus japonicus) to evergreen vines such as wintercreeper euonymus (E. fortunei). Some of the more common species are...

Holly

The Holly (Ilex) genus consists of more than 400 species. Hollies offer a diverse range of plant characteristics. They can be deciduous or evergreen and vary from small (18 inches) to very large...

Juniper

Junipers (Juniperus species) are evergreen coniferous plants with fleshy cones and needlelike or scale-like leaves. They are very popular woody plants because there is a form for almost every...

Laurel

The cherry laurels of the genus Prunus will be discussed in detail. Laurel or sweet bay (Laurus nobilis) and mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) are briefly mentioned. Cherry Laurel or English Laurel...

Pyracantha

Pyracantha is also called firethorn. The three most popular species, scarlet firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea), Formosa firethorn (P. koidzumii), and Roger’s firethorn (P. rogersiana), vary...

Drought

Hot, dry summer months are some of the most stressful times for plants in the landscape. Without adequate moisture, plants cannot function normally and can become predisposed to other stresses in...

Storm & Weather Damage

Landscape plants are often subject to damage caused by environmental stresses, including lightning, wind, snow or ice. It is important to know how and when to offer aid to a damaged plant to save...

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