CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

Pine Needles

Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine Specimen evergreen shrub Irregular growth habit Long, stiff needles Dark green foliage If you plant ten different Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine shrubs, you will end up with ten very different shrubs. Unique and individualistic, the Thunderhead’s shape will be determined by a number of variables including sun exposure and branch development. It’s […]

CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Winter Red Winterberry Holly

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Winter Red Winterberry Holly Deciduous shrub Thrives in wet soils but can tolerate dry sites Brilliant red berries in fall and into winter Needs male pollinator nearby for berry production While, the Witch Hazel might be the first to bloom and the Little Rocket Ligularia can get stretch into the fall, the Winter Red Winterberry […]

CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba

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Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba Deciduous tree Fruitless cultivar Narrow/columnar growth habit Vibrant yellow fall leaf color As arborists, we often talk about trees as investments, and the Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba might be a good one for people with larger properties. Growing to approximately 40’ tall, the tall, slender Princeton Sentry is known primarily for […]

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Little Rocket Ligularia

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Little Rocket Ligularia Herbaceous perennial Yellow flowers in mid-to-late summer 3-4’ tall and wide Can tolerate wet soils Anyone can find plants that bloom in spring and thrive in full sun, but we want to enjoy our landscaping all summer long. The late-blooming Little Rocket Ligularia is a perfect solution. It is native to wooded […]

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Dragon’s Eye Pine

dragon's eye pine

Dragon’s Eye Pine Ornamental evergreen tree Banding of yellow and green in the needles resemble a dragon’s eye Exfoliating bark Grows in an irregular habit From the tips of its needles to the bark on its trunk, every part of the Dragon’s Eye Pine is distinct. When viewed as a whole, the Dragon’s Eye Pine […]