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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....

Carolina Jessamine

Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is one of the most beautiful vines of the South. It covers fences and trees in open woodlands and along roadsides throughout the Southeast with its...

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...

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....

Baptisia (False or Wild Indigo)

Baptisias, also known as false or wild indigos (Baptisia spp.), are a group of large, long-lived perennials. They provide an extended season of interest from flowers and foliage. The botanical name...

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,...

Fringetree

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

Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as coneflowers, are perennial flowering plants that are hardy in Zones 3 to 9, depending on the species. Echinacea species are native to the eastern and central regions of the...

Persimmon

Persimmons can be divided into two distinct groups: the native persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) and the Oriental persimmon (D. kaki). The fruit from native varieties tends to be smaller, seedier and...

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