Habitat Variety Packs

PLANT USE KEY

C = Christmas Tree

F = Human Food

H = Habitat/Food  for Wildlife

N = Native

T = Timber

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Flowering Pack

Includes 2 of each: Kousa Dogwood, Elderberry, Red Bud, Black Chokeberry, White Flowering Dogwood

 

Kousa Dogwood

(Cornaceae cornus)

Conservation Practice: H

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast

Description: Up to 30′ tall, wide branching small deciduous tree. Looks similar to the white flowering dogwood and blooms a similar white flower in spring.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=133

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Elderberry

(Sambucus canadensis)

Conservation practices: H, N, F

Soil: Wide tolerance

Growth rate: Fast

Description: 5-12′ multi-stemmed shrub. In mid-June it has white flowers and in mid-August it has purple fruit. Elderberry tolerates soils and roadside conditions.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=85

http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_sanic4.pdf

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Eastern Redbud

(Cercis Canadensis)

Conservation Practices: H, N

Soil: Moist to well-drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Description:15-25′ multi-stemmed, large shrub/small tree with pink flowers in early spring.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=43

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_ceca4.pdf

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White Flowering Dogwood

(Cornus floridia)

Conservation practices: H,  N

Soil: Acidic, Moist, Well Drained

Growth Rate: Slow

Description: Small deciduous tree, usually 20-30′ height with a similar canopy spread. Known for its large white flower with 4 petals that blossoms in early spring.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=44

http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_cofl2.pdf

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Black Chokeberry

(Aronia melanocarpa)

Conservation Practice: H, N

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Description: 3-6′ tall deciduous shrub with clusters of white flowers in the spring producing purple fruits in late summer.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=480

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_arme6.pdf