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American Holly (Ilex opaca)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ilex opaca
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: EYE-lecks oh-PAK-uh
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Tree. Plant Tags: dioecious and evergreen.

American Holly (Ilex opaca) grows best in sun but can withstand partial shade with moist, well-drained, acid soil; should be planted in an area protected from high wind; pruning should be done in winter, and it can withstand heavy pruning if branches are removed at their point of origin; susceptible to iron chlorosis in high pH soils. Nice pyramidal shape, with...
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American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Styrax americanus
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: STY-raks a-mer-ih-KAY-nus
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Tree. Plant Tags: fragrant, host plant, and specimen tree.

American Snowbell (Styrax americanus) grows in sun to part shade; prefers moist, acidic soil. This is a great specimen tree for small areas.   Other Common Names: Storax, mock orange. Other Scientific Names:  Styrax americanus var. pulverulentus, Styrax...
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Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Magnolia macrophylla
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: mag-NO-lee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Tree. Plant Tags: deciduous, fragrant, and specimen tree.

Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla) is best used in large landscape situations, not for smaller subdivision lots; performs best in loose, moist, well-drained, neutral to acidic soil; part sun to partial shade; protect from strong winds to avoid torn leaves, although some sources indicate success with plantings in full sun for a dramatic specimen tree (especially...
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Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Halesia carolina
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: HAYLZ-ee-uh kair-oh-LY-nuh
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Tree. Plant Tags: specimen tree.

Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina) grows in full sun to partial shade; needs more moisture in full sun; needs moist, acidic, well-drained soil that is high in organic material; is not tolerant of heat, drought, poor soil or alkaline pH. Nice yellow fall color; mid-spring blooms; pink variety available in nursery trade. Bark is distinctively although faintly...
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Chalk maple (Acer leucoderme)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer leucoderme
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (AY-ser loo-koh-DER-mee)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Tree. Plant Tags: good fall color and specimen tree.

Sun to shade; moist to moderately dry well-drained soil; shallowly rooted; acid to slightly alkaline soil. Easy to recognize in winter because many leaves remain on the tree. Other Common Names: Whitebark maple Other Scientific Names: Acer saccharum, Saccharodendron leucoderme
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