November 13, 2010
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Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin’s streambeds and swamps, Silky Dogwood plays an important role in local ecosystems. A great choice for moist or wet areas. This large-to-medium sized lowland shrub produces spectacular porcelain-blue fruit clusters in late summer which are a favorite of local wildlife. […]
November 13, 2010
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Korean Maple

Korean Maple Acer pseudosieboldianum Description & Overview Korean Maple is a compact and delicate tree known for its small, ornamental shrub-like stature and fall color. Korean Maples are great substitutes for Japanese Maples because they’re more cold hardy. It may also be known as Purplebloom Maple as a reference to […]
October 26, 2010
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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ Description & Overview A small stature tree with beautiful late spring blooms. Creamy white flowers stand out against its dark green foliage. Incredibly fragrant blooms are sure to fill your landscape with a lovely aroma. Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac is […]
October 6, 2010
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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Description & Overview Dawn Redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree that has an upright, pyramidal form slowly reaching heights of up to 100 feet. New foliage emerges light green in spring and turns into an appealing red-bronze color in fall. This conifer is deciduous, meaning it […]
October 1, 2010
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White Oak

White Oak Quercus alba Description & Overview White Oak is a large, strong, imposing Wisconsin native specimen tree. It has a stocky trunk with wide-spreading horizontal limbs that are picturesque. Its foliage turns to a brilliant display of colors in autumn with showy shades of orange, red, and violet. This […]
September 28, 2010
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Hybrid Swamp x Bur Oak

Hybrid Swamp x Bur Oak Quercus x schuettei Description & Overview Quercus x schuettei is a naturally occurring hybrid between the Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and the Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor). This oak is a great choice for lowland areas with saturated soils or sites that are high and […]
September 27, 2010
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Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Description & Overview Schizachyrium scoparium, commonly known as Little Bluestem, is a tough and adaptable warm-season grass that is tolerable of a wide range of soil textures and moisture conditions. It has high ecological value and low maintenance needs. It is one of the dominant species […]
September 27, 2010
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Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle

Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle Diervilla lonicera Description & Overview Dwarf Bushhoneysuckle is a Wisconsin native landscape plant noted for its shrubby form, spreading habit, yellow trumpet-shaped flowers, and brilliant fall color. New foliage emerges in unusual tints of coppery green and bronze. The growth of new stems appears with a crimson tint. […]
September 17, 2010
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Cockspur Hawthorn

Cockspur Hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli Description & Overview Cockspur Hawthorn is a deciduous tree that features a stunning, umbrella-shaped growth habit, spring flowers, fall fruit, and brilliant orange fall color. It’s incredibly versatile in most landscape styles. This tree has large sharp thorns. It’s best to avoid planting in areas where […]
September 17, 2010
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Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn

Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis Description & Overview This Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn is a deciduous tree that features a stunning, umbrella-shaped growth habit, spring flowers, fall fruit, and brilliant orange fall color. It’s incredibly versatile in most landscape styles. This is a naturally occurring variety of Cockspur Hawthorn […]
August 18, 2010
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Gray’s (Morning Star) Sedge

Gray’s (Morning Star) Sedge Carex grayii Description & Overview Gray Sedge is a Wisconsin native broad-leafed grass with arching leaves growing up to two feet tall. It forms a tight clump up to a foot and a half across at the base. Living up to its name, Morning Star Sedge […]
July 15, 2010
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Black Walnut

Black Walnut Juglans nigra Description & Overview Black Walnut is a large deciduous tree native to Eastern North America that produces edible nuts in the fall. The nuts are a valuable food source for local wildlife. It is one of North America’s most valuable trees due to its high-quality timber. […]
July 15, 2010
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Buttonbush

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Description & Overview Buttonbush brings more than its sweet scent and charming blooms into your garden – it is a magnet for wildlife! Another common name for this shrub is honey bells as its spherical white flowers are a favorite among honeybees and bumblebees. It is adapted […]
March 25, 2010
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Swamp White Oak

Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor Description & Overview Oak genetics are amazingly diverse and there seems to be an oak tree adapted for almost every situation. The Swamp White Oak is no exception – it’s not only native to our local ecosystem but can also adapt to different soil conditions. […]
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