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Dwarf pawpaw (Asimina parviflora)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asimina parviflora
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (a-SEE-mee-nuh par-VEE-flor-uh)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Shrub. Plant Tags: edible and host plant.

Partial shade to sun; needs moist, well-drained soil; must have more than one plant for fruit to develop (cross-pollination). Edible fruit; larval food plant of zebra swallowtail butterfly.   Other Common Names: Smallflower Pawpaw, Small-Fruited Pawpaw, Small Custard-Apple, Custard-Banana
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Hearts-a-Bustin’ (Euonymus americanus)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euonymus americanus
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: yoo-ON-ih-mus a-mer-ih-KAY-nus
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Shrub.

Hearts-a-Bustin’ (Euonymus americanus) grows in shade to partial shade; prefers well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil; once established, can tolerate drought; will form colony from suckers over time; a favorite food plant for deer. The green stems provide interest year round; fruit provides interest in fall.   Other Common Names: American...
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Painted buckeye (Aesculus sylvatica)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus sylvatica
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (ES-kew-lus sil-VAT-ee-kuh)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Shrub and Tree. Plant Tags: bees and Hummingbirds.

Grows best in rich, moist, but well-drained soil; if the usually yellow flowers are tinged with red it might have hybridized with Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia). Large showy flowers; makes an excellent naturalizing plant; nectar source for hummingbirds. When transplanting, dig shrubs while dormant if possible. Aesculus tends to have a deep taproot so transplant young...
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