Trees A - C
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Aesculus flava, YELLOW BUCKEYE, Z 4,5,6,7 DR
Mature height - 60'x50', Growth - Med., Light - S-Psh-Sh, Soil - Med., Origin - Eastern and Midwest US
Flower Color - yellow, Flower Time - May
No Childhood is complete without a pocketful of Buckeyes or as they are known in England, Conker's. This is not a tree for the garden more park or edge of woodland. Lots of mess with Buckeyes so do not site near 'blacktop'. Its leaves add a different texture and the flowering effect is nice. Leaves hang in there better than glabra - The Ohio Buckeye
Aesculus pavia, RED BUCKEYE, Z 4,5,6,7,8, DR
Mature height - 15'x10', Growth - Slow, Light - S-Psh-Sh, Soil - Med., Origin - SE US
Flower Color - red, Flower Time - April-May
If you are a 'hot gardener', nothing compares to these vibrant red foxglove like Spring flowers. Best in part shade moist environment where leaves will stay scorch free. Leaf provides attractive tropical feel but drops early. Small enough to fit into garden.
Please see Shrubs for Aesculus parviflora - Bottle brush Buckeye
Asimina triloba, PAW PAW, Z 5,6,7,8, DR
Mature height - 15'x10', Growth - Slow, Light - S-Psh-Sh, Soil - Med., Origin - E / SE US
Often called the 'Appalachian banana' in these parts, the fruit is either highly esteemed or disgusts. We find it pleasant and a joy to collect on a late summer walk. When brought out from the forest under story provides interesting flower, large leaf that often shows good yellow fall color.
Flower Color - green-purple, Flower Time - May, Fall Color - yellow
Cercidiphyllum japonicum, KATSURA TREE, Z 4,5,6,7,8, DR/Bark/Bonzai
Mature height - 50'x25', Growth - Med., Light - S, Soil - Med., Origin - China, Japan
Fall Color - apricot
The leaves have it all on this one. Blue-green heart shaped with apricot fall color. Sweet smelling, perhaps burnt sugar fragrance. Shaggy bark in maturity as well.
Chionanthus virginicus, FRINGE TREE, Z 4,5,6,7,8,
Mature height - 20'x10', Growth - Slow, Light - S-Psh, Soil - Med.-Wet, Eastern US
Flower Color - white, Flower Time - June
Stands out in flower in the void between Spring and Summer. Very handsome white flowers backed up by shiny dark green leaves. Adaptable to light and soil, a fine classy native.
Cotinus coggygria, 'Atropurpurea', Z 5,6,7,8, DR/Cut
Mature height - 12'x12', Growth - Med., Light - S, Soil - Dry-Med., Origin - China, Europe
Flower Color - cloudy, Flower Time - June, Fall Color - orange
Even those these our grown from seed we assure you of vibrant purple-burgundy leaves holding into summer. Some dulling will occur in leaves in heat of summer, then leaves darken with sometimes orange fall color. Nothing else give you quite the billowing cloudlike flower display. The deer don't seem to care for it either.
Cotinus obvatus, AMERICAN SMOKETREE, Z 4,5,6,7,8,
Mature height - 30'x12', Growth - Med., Light - S, Soil - Dry-Med., adapted to limestone soils, Origin - TN, AL, TX
Flower Color - cloudy, green Flower Time - June, Fall Color - orange
Blue green leaves turn wonderful mixture of yellow/orange/red/purplish in Fall. Dr.Michael Dirr remarks that this is one of the best trees for fall color. Wonderful gray /brown bark which becomes scaly like a fish on older trees.
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