April 1, 2020
Most commonly grown as a multi-stemmed tree, Eastern Redbud is best used as a specimen or focal point tree. A native to the Great Lakes region the Redbud is easily adapted to our local soils and can be used in woodland settings or more formal gardens with the right exposure. The pea-like flowers hug the branches of the tree in a glowing lavender color in March-April. The flowers eventually begin to form the seed pods that can persist into winter. For the summer months, large heart-shaped leaves cover the tree creating a cool, shady understory. Fall color is a pale yellow. The open branching creates a stunning statement year-round and in the winter the cinnamon coloring in the bark contrasts beautifully with a fresh snow outlining the branches.
Specimen tree, woodland understory tree, naturalized areas
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
Chicagoland green boxwood was introduced in 1994. Chicagoland grows as a hardy, dense growing hybrid of boxwood. A broadleaf evergreen with foliage typical of most deciduous plants, boxwood retains its leaves year-round, which are dark green, small and curved.
A female cultivar of the red maple, the October glory maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with glossy green leaves containing three main triangular lobes.