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Crabapple

Malas species Crabapple trees can to be more than a one-season wonder. Besides fabulous spring flowers, winter trees can be red with crabapples and alive with feasting birds. To attract birds, plant trees that produce small crabapples, less than ¾”. Birds also favor crabapples that must freeze and...

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypresss

Photo by Virginia Williams ( Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘ Nana Gracilis’) The graceful undulations of this evergreen remind one of waving fans or a gently rolling sea. While its big brother, the full size Hinoki, may grow to 70’ tall, this dwarf variety attains a height of 6-8’, a very manageable size...

Featured Plants - Katsuratree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum Elegance is the word to describe this tree. Some would select it in preference to all other trees. Emerging leaves are a bronzy purple that fade to light green and then to blue green. Fall color is yellow to apricot, but it is the leaves’ fragrance that puts it over the top...

Baltimore County Master Gardeners Benefit PLANT SALE

Saturday, May. 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Baltimore County Agriculture Center
Shade & Sun Perennials, Natives, Deer Resistant Plants, Herbs & Vegetables. Lots of Heirloom Tomatoes! Bigger than ever! In Partnership with Baltimore County Big Tree Sale! Cash or check only!

Featured Plants - Yellowwood, Kentucky Yellowwood

Yellowwood - photo: The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org
Cladrastis kentukea When choosing a medium-sized tree (for instance to replace an ash lost to emerald ash borer) consider the yellowwood. This under-planted native packs a big wow factor from its fragrant, pendulous flower panicles in May to early June. The rich green foliage stands out in any...

How Do You Decide When to Remove a Tree?

Back to Home & Garden Information Center home page Back to Selection, Purchasing, Planting, and Care When a tree develops problems, it is frequently difficult to decide when to remove the tree. Dying trees that are not in danger of falling on people or structures can be allowed to die in place...

Featured Plants - Inkberry

Inkberry, Ilex glabra, Expert Plant Picks, native plants
Inkberry, Ilex glabra This holly has moved to center stage as a native alternative for Japanese holly, but its attraction does not stop there. Disease and insect problems are almost nonexistent. Consider, too, its dark evergreen foliage, glossy black berries, and the ability to grow in a reasonably...

Featured Plants - Tulip Poplar

Tulip poplar ( Liriodenddron tulipifera ) is not a tree to plant under a power line. Up to 200 foot specimens of this magnificent native have been recorded, with an average height of about 100 feet and spread of about fifty. However, for a rapidly-growing tree that provides abundant not-too-dense...

Featured Plants - Ironwood

Ironwood
January 2013 Ironwood, Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana This is a native to cherish if you have one and nurture if you can get one. A small tree, it’s the bark that makes it stand out in a forest understory. Smooth and fluted, the bark suggests a lanky flexed bicep. In winter, ironwood’s one inch...

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