Category: Trees

Crabapple

The crabapple (Malus species) is a beautiful spring-flowering tree that is valued for its flowers, fruit and variations in growth habit and size. The hardiness depends upon the species, but all...

Maple

Maples (Acer species) are deciduous trees (sometimes shrubs) often grown for the shade they produce and their exceptional autumn color. They may be narrow and columnar, wide spreading and...

Color Changes in Autumn Leaves

Fall is indeed an exciting time when trees are ablaze with color and framed by a sky of intense blue. Many environmental factors determine the color, the intensity and the duration of these...

Silverbells

Carolina silverbell (Halesia tetraptera; formerly H. carolina) and two-winged silverbell (H. diptera) are native trees to the Eastern United States. Silverbells are small- to medium-sized deciduous...

Serviceberry

Downy serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) is a deciduous, small tree or shrub in the rose family (Rosaceae) with a native habitat stretching from Maine to Iowa, south to northern Florida and...

Fringetree

Fringetrees (Chionanthus spp.) are outstanding, small, deciduous ornamental trees. Two species are available, the native white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) and the Chinese fringetree...

Bradford Pear

Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’) is a spring-flowering tree that has been widely planted throughout the eastern U.S. in the last few decades. It is a popular tree that is frequently seen...

Palms & Cycads

Palms and cycads are truly beautiful plants that enhance any landscape with their tropical appearance. In South Carolina, they are fairly tolerant of many problems that are common in tropical areas...

Leyland Cypress Alternatives

Over the last decade or so Leyland cypress became extremely popular as screening plants. They provided homeowners with a very rapidly growing screen and served to fill the gap in the choice of...

El Desmochado o “Topping Trees”

¿Qué es el Desmochado? El desmochado es una forma de poda indiscriminada la cual se corta las ramas por completo hasta llegar al tronco principal o a las ramas laterales. Comúnmente es usada para...

Topping Trees

What Is Topping? Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches back to stubs or to lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role or to sustain the remaining branch....

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