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November 13, 2017
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What’s A Red Maple, Anyway?

What’s A Red Maple, Anyway? I am often asked if we carry Red Maples at Johnson’s Nursery. My reply is, what do you mean by “red maple”? In this article I break down what is and isn’t a red maple, and why it matters to you. Red Maple The true […]
November 13, 2017
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Wisconsin Natives

Wisconsin Natives At Johnson’s Nursery, we love our native plants. They fill unique roles in our landscapes, are adapted to our soils and climate, and have co-evolved with our other Wisconsin native species to create the mosaic of diversity that is Wisconsin. In addition to their special use by wildlife, […]
November 13, 2017
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Urban Approved

Urban Approved Featured Image: Quercus x schuettei, Hybrid Swamp x Bur Oak The goal of the Urban Approved standard is to be the starting point when selecting plants for difficult sites in built-up areas. Decisions regarding the Urban Approved title are made conservatively, and we will not grant the title […]
March 12, 2017
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Preferred Characteristics of Urban Plants

Preferred Characteristics of Urban Plants Featured Image: Exclamation!™ London Planetree, Platanus x acerfolia ‘Morton Circle’ Urban Approved plants should possess one or more attributes that makes them better suited to developed areas over similar species. Broadly, these can be thought of as how these plants interact with the surrounding environment […]
March 12, 2017
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Structure and Disease Resistance

Structure and Disease Resistance Featured Image: Ulmus spp., Elm Urban Approved plants must have good structure, require low-to-minimal maintenance, and have no major insect and disease issues. These characteristics mean different things for different plant categories, which are explained below. Trees Urban Approved trees must have strong branching that resists […]
March 12, 2017
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Urban Site Challenges

Urban Site Challenges Urban Approved plants must be able to reliably grow in harsh urban conditions. These areas are limited by mainly by soil, but also pollution. Urban soils are best described as heterogeneous and extreme. Within a 10 feet by 10 feet square, the soils can vary from compacted […]