October 30, 2021
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Top 10 Asked Questions About Fruit Trees

Top 10 Asked Questions About Fruit Trees Fruit trees are a large part of our inventory, but they bring in more questions than any other category of plant. Our sales staff teamed up with our in-house orchard expert to answer the most asked questions about fruit trees in Wisconsin. We […]
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. Silky […]
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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Ironweed

Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata Description & Overview Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata) gets its common name for its tough, rusty green-colored stems among other “iron-like” plant characteristics. This large statured perennial features large clusters of distinctively glabrous bright purple flowers which stand out in the late summer landscape drawing in pollinators from far […]
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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Marsh Bluegrass

Marsh Bluegrass Poa palustris Description & Overview Are you familiar with bluegrass? No – not the music genre. I’m talking about the grass! Actual bluegrass! This Wisconsin wetland native isn’t blue, it’s bright green! Poa palustris or commonly known as Marsh Bluegrass, fowl bluegrass, or swamp meadow grass is a […]
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 19, 2010
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Black Cherry

Black Cherry Prunus serotina Description & Overview Black Cherry is a medium-to-large sized deciduous tree that is native to much of eastern North American, Mexico, and Central America. It typically occurs in both lowland and upland woods and along streams. It is noted for its fragrant white flowers, attractive glossy […]
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. […]
March 2, 2010
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Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo is a Wisconsin native shrub with maroon to dark purple flowers in late spring. Commonly referred to as native burning bush, Eastern Wahoo is a large growing shrub that can eventually obtain small tree status. This plant is most well-known for its showy, four-pointed star-shaped fruit and its brilliant fall color.
February 16, 2010
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Hoary Vervain

Hoary Vervain is a stunner in the garden with blue-purple flower spikes that bloom from the bottom to the top from May into September. A Wisconsin native perennial, Hoary Vervain attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators continuously throughout the season. Wonderful for borders, prairies, native gardens, or anywhere height and texture is needed.
February 9, 2010
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Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood is a versatile multi-stemmed Wisconsin native shrub with clusters of white flowers in spring followed by lovely bluish-white berries on brilliant red pedicels. Interesting branching and distinct gray stems add winter interest.