Euonymus alatus “Compactus”

Burning Bush Euonymus alatus is native to East Asia and can grow to more than three meters in height. All parts of the plant are toxic. The cultivar “Compactus” stays smaller and grows to just under two meters. Popular name(s): Burning Bush, Winged Spindle, Winged Euonymus Botanical name: Euonymus alatus “Compactus” Family: Celastraceae Origin: The […]

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Broussonetia papyrifera

Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera can grow up to 15 meters high and grows shrubby or as a tree. Young leaves are lobed and older oval. The Paper Mulberry is related to the figs and is hardy only in mild regions. In severe frost, its trunks and branches freeze. However, it can resprout in the spring. […]

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More species from the Moraceae family

Abelia ×grandiflora

Glossy Abelia Abelia ×grandiflora is a hybrid, it is a cross between Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora. Depending on the location and cultivar, it can grow up to 2.5 meters tall. The flowers can be pale pink to white in color and appear from early summer to late fall. Description Popular name(s): Glossy Abelia Botanical […]

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Cedrus atlantica “Glauca”

Blue Atlas Cedar The Blue Atlas Cedar is a cultivar of the Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica). It can grow up to 25 meters high and 10 meters wide. Description Popular name(s): Blue Atlas Cedar Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica “Glauca” Family: Pinaceae Origin: The wild type is native to North Africa (Algeria, Morocco) Height: Up to […]

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Black Locust: a brief introduction

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a tree belonging to the legume family (Fabaceae) that is also known as the False Acacia. It can grow up to 30 meters high and shows its white flowers from late spring to summer. Distribution & Habitats The original distribution area of Robinia pseudoacacia was in the USA. As a […]

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