Tag: Deciduous

River Birch

River birch (Betula nigra) is a handsome tree that is native to the southeastern United States. It is considered the most widely adapted of all the birches, and hardy throughout South Carolina....

Elm

The elm (Ulmus species) is probably best known by the American elm (Ulmus americana) because at one time it was used extensively along the streets of America. There are other species besides the...

Viburnum

This large group of plants consists of more than 150 species and numerous named cultivars. Viburnums include deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees, mostly native to North America or to...

Bald-cypress

Bald-cypress (Taxodium distichum) is a native, deciduous conifer and is only one of five conifer species that sheds its needles in the fall (hence, its “bald” namesake). Typically found growing in...

Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba, or maidenhair tree, is an ancient “living fossil” that is considered one of the oldest plants on earth. Based on fossil evidence, it has remained essentially unchanged since its debut...

Buckeyes and Horsechestnuts

There are six Aesculus species that are native or are established in South Carolina, especially in rich, moist (mesic) woodlands, along river edges and ravines. Probably the most commonly...

Azalea Planting

Azaleas are among the most popular flowering shrubs grown in South Carolina. Good site selection and proper planting methods will make a difference in promoting healthy, vigorous plants....

Plantación de Azalea

Las azaleas están entre los arbustos florales más populares en Carolina del Sur. La selección del lugar correcto de siembra va hacer la diferencia en la vigorosidad del arbusto. Botánicamente, todas...

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...

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...

Witch Hazel

Witch hazels (Hamamelis spp.) are large shrubs that have several desirable attributes, and offer year-round interest in the landscape. Three species have their origins in North America (H....

Sweetshrub

Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) has many common names, including Carolina allspice, strawberry-bush, sweet bubby, sweet Betsy and spicebush. As these names indicate, it is valued for the sweet,...

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