Tree

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum Although bald cypress grows well in wet places, it also does nicely in well-drained sunny locations with acidic soil. The woody protuberances that arise around bald cypress, known as knees, are only formed in water or very moist soils, so they won’t pop up in an average yard...

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana This native conifer is actually a juniper, not a cedar. Growing to 40 feet tall and 15 feet wide, cultivars range from pyramidal to columnar, while volunteers vary greatly. Trunks have reddish peeling bark and can be handsomely fluted. With age the tree’s lower trunk often...

Black gum

Nyssa sylvatica Now this is one you should run out and buy if you need a shade tree. A native that grows up to fifty feet in height and a width of thirty feet, black gum is one of the best trees for fall color going from yellow to orange to red to purple. Although the flowers are not spectacular,...

Goldenrain Tree, Chinese Flametree

Koelreuteria bipinnata Rare is the tree that blooms spectacularly in late summer. Goldenrain’s fragrant yellow-flowered panicles up to two feet long and 18 inches wide are followed by rosy pink seed capsules that hold color for weeks before browning. Fall leaf color is yellow. Dry seed pods can be...

Japanese Stewartia

Japanese Stewartia
Stewartia pseudocamellia Japanese stewartia is always a choice tree, but a special treasure for small city gardens or an accent plant near patio, window or walk. Four season interest begins when camellia-like white flowers with prominent orange anthers appear in June/July, a time when few other...

Backyard Buffers Program

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wicomico Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland DNR Forest Service and the Wicomico and Dorchester County Forestry Boards to offer free trees in celebration of Earth Day and National Arbor Day. Free trees will be given to all in attendance, but special tree packets will be given to...

Backyard Buffers Program

Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cambridge Wal-Mart
University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland DNR Forest Service and the Wicomico and Dorchester County Forestry Boards to offer free trees in celebration of Earth Day and National Arbor Day. Free trees will be given to all in attendance, but special tree packets will be given to...

Giant pussy willow, Japanese pussy willow

Salix chaenomeloides You have to feel fond of a plant you can pet. The furry catkins on this variety of pussy willow grow so large they resemble little bunnies. Some even sport “toes”. This fun small tree reaches 15-25 feet tall at a fast rate. Its narrow dark green leaves are a lighter tone...

Fertilizing Landscape Trees and Shrubs (HG23)

INTRODUCTION Trees and shrubs in the landscape are fertilized to promote growth and maintain vigor. Most Maryland soils that are not disturbed by construction have adequate nutrients to maintain healthy plants. The most limiting factor causing problems to trees and shrubs is not nutritional but one...

River Birch

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ Yearning for winter interest in your bare garden? The craggy trunk of river birch ‘Heritage’ can spice up your garden with exfoliating bark in shades of salmon pink, cinnamon, and white. At 40-70 feet tall, this medium-sized tree fits most landscapes. The glossy green leaves...

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