* 'Capitata' is a tree form often used for screening and hedging in the East and Midwest. * Taxus cuspidata ( Japanese Yew or Spreading Yew ) is a member of the genus Taxus , native to Japan , Korea , northeast China and the extreme southeast of Russia...
* 11-15 tapering, pointed leaflets make up the feathery leaves of this little known 20-30' tree & are carried on red shoots; its 4-6" clusters of early flowers are followed by creamy-yellow fruit tinted with pink...
It is a monotypic genus, with this species as its only member. This varient will grow to 8 feet tall. * Nandina domestica (pronounced /naen?di?n? It is native to eastern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan * Evergreen except in cold climates; delicate...
* Thorns showed antibacterial activity against a Gram-positive bacterium Xanthomonas vesicatoria and a Gram-negative bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Gleditsia sinensis has been used in China for at least 2000 years as a detergent.
Quantity: 1.24 lb
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6
Germination Test Type: cut
Common Name: Chinese Honeylocust, Soap Bean, Soap Pod
* The species readily produces suckers from roots and stumps, even after devastation by Dutch elm disease; consequently genetic resources are not considered endangered. * The tree typically grows to < 30 m and bears a rounded crown.
Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. * Gleditsia caspica ( Caspian Locust or Persian Honeylocust ) is a species of Gleditsia native to western Asia , in the Caucasus region of...
* The bark is smooth and light grey, often becoming somewhat rougher with light tan fissures as the tree ages. * Due to the tree of heaven's weedy habit, landowners and other organisations often resort to various methods of control in order to keep its...
It bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which resemble ferns or sumac . * It is a shrub reaching 1 to 1.5 m . It's Chinese name is zhen zhu mei. They hold their fragrance for a considerable time.
A black dye can also be obtained from the fruit as well as an ink. Also known as The Common or European Privel, this tree is often used as a hedge. * A bluish-green dye is obtained from the berries, it is more permanent than most greens.
They are like Catnip for Catfish! It is easily raised from seeds which germinate early in the first season. * Many people grow this tree in the Southern USA just so they can gather the Catalpa worms to use as fishing bait.
* The cultivar 'Tallhedge' has been selected for hedging. * Plants can be grown as an informal (untrimmed) hedge, though they are also amenable to trimming. The cultivar 'Tallhedge (syn 'Columnaris') is very suitable for this purpose.
* Ridjica and Sombor in Serbia (where it is called kustelic or galagunja) and Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is known for the extensive use of hackberry as a street tree. It is also known as the nettletree, beaverwood, northern hackberry, and American...
Serotina, differing mainly in having smaller fruit. Height: 5 - 10 m Crown: round to broad oval Bark and branches: bark dark greyish brown, twigs have woolly hair Leaf: broad elliptical to elongated oval, velvety grey, later green, 5 - 10 cm Flower: in...
* Used as a street and shade tree in Florida. * In the low-elevation deserts of Arizona, it is the only tree whose leaves turn scarlet in fall. * Horticulturally, it is a popular choice for street trees in urban settings because it is very drought tolerant...
* Better adapted to growing in zones 7-8 than the seeds collected further north. Sugar maple ACSA3 Summary Duration Perennial Growth Habit Tree, Shrub Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N) Federal T/E Status National Wetland Indicator UPL, FACU Morphology/Physiology...
* A tough, attractive tree that will grow anywhere; tolerant of high pH and poor soil; good for city streets; bark often attractively patch in shades of gray, green, orange, and brown; leaves to 2 1/2", dark green and shiny; fall color yellowish to reddish...
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 83
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
Quantity: 5.27 lb
Common Name: Chinese Elm, Lacebark Elm, Chinese Corkbark Elm
* When growing in the wild the azerole bears plentiful crops of haw fruits, which are similar to the haws of the European common hawthorn, but plumper. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin and it is grown there and elsewhere as an ornamental tree and...
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 8
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 7
Collection Locale: Italy
Common Name: Azarole, Mosphilla, Mediterranean Medlar
* Leycesteria formosa ( Himalayan Honeysuckle , Flowering Nutmeg , Himalaya Nutmeg or Pheasant Berry ) is a deciduous shrub in the family Caprifoliaceae , native to the Himalaya and southwestern China .
Seeds Per Pound: 4,000,000
Common Name: Himalayan Honeysuckle, Flowering Nutmeg, Himalayan Nutmeg, Pheasant Berry
* Nyssa sylvatica is cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens, where it is often used as a specimen or shade tree. It is the longest living non-clonal flowering plant in Eastern North America, capable of obtaining ages of over 650 years.
The wind-dispersed fruit develops in a flat, oval membranous wing ( samara ) 1 - 1.5 cm long and notched at the outer end . * Of open, wide-spreading habit, with several main branches ramifying into small branchlets; grows quickly, but wood may be brittle...
Germination Test Type: cut
Common Name: Siberian Elm, Chinese Elm, Asiatic Elm, Dwarf Elm
* A maple native to much of Europe , north to southern England (where it is the only native maple), Denmark , Poland and Belarus , and also southwest Asia from Turkey to the Caucasus , and north Africa in the Atlas Mountains.
* The fruit is eaten raw, cooked or dried for later use. * White flowers, tasty black berries; substantial arching canes; can spread rapidly in good soil; may stay as low as 2' in dry soil; native from Nova Scotia to North Carolina, Missouri.
Extremely hardy and fond of wet areas and sites with poor drainage; native to central and northeastern U.S. * Logs of wood can be beaten with mauls to separate the growth layers, these layers can then be cut into strips and woven into baskets.
They were first collected by the Japanese for Tokugawa shogunate palaces, then popularity spread to Europe, and later to America where its low light and humidity requirements make it a common feature in malls and offices.
* Very closely related to M. Succeeds in acid or neutral soils in sun or part shade. Kobus and possibly no more than a geographical form of that species. Tolerates alkaline soils so long as they are deep and rich in humus.
* Shrub with upright stems; narrow bamboolike leaves, shiny bright green; small whitish flowers; a roughish plant, but extremely tough and vigorous; useful for highways and urban sites; native to China.