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American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callicarpa americana
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: kah-lee-KAR-pah uh-meh-rick-AH-nuh
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: American beautyberry. Plant Types: Shrub.

Cultural notes: Native Americans used the roots, leaves, and branches for a variety of medicinal purposes. Crushed leaves are purported to repel mosquitos.  
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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 Tags: edible and host plant. Plant Types: Shrub.

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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Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hydrangea quercifolia
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: summer flowering. Plant Types: Shrub.

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) has showy flowers and multi-season interest. Creamy flowers in early summer can turn pinkish and remain on the shrub. Spectacular fall color gives way to exfoliating winter bark while a few leaves may remain on the plant. There are many cultivars available include double flowering forms, dwarf forms, and golden-foliaged...
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