American Fringe Tree Chionanthus Virginicus Flowering Tree for Urban Gardens

Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus flowers

American Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus has long been a favorite of mine for small space and urban gardens. It is a stunner in bloom – not much compares, and the summer and fall foliage is attractive enough to be worth incorporating it into a formal landscape design. I am happy to have seen this native […]

Pawpaw Asimina triloba – Native Tree for Residential Landscapes

Pawpaw Asimina triloba flower

Pawpaw Asimina triloba is a lovely little understory tree I would not be without. I first discovered it in my oak woods, happily naturalized and looking like something a bit more tropical than belonged there. Soon I fell in love with its bright green, large, drooping leaves that caught the light and glowed on moonlit […]

Sassafras albidum – A Beneficial Wildlife Tree

Sassafras albidum form

Sassafras Sassafras albidum is a native tree which I consider a ‘must’ for the wildlife garden. Not only is it an unusual and beautiful tree, Sassafras is a great food source for many critters which can visit a yard. In spring the flowers are a favorite food source for bees and other insect pollinators, during the […]

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