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Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera

Common Name: Osage Orange
Osage Orange is a small tree. The fruit has a textured rind, is nearly spherical and is filled with a sticky white sap. In fall, fruits turns a bright yellow-green and have citrus fragrance.
Magnolia acuminata

Magnolia acuminata

Common Name: Cucumber Tree

The largest of Magnolia's, Cucumber Tree is a wide spread excellent shade tree.  Cucumber Tree has a coarse textured leaves with greenish white fragrant flowers.

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora

Common Name: Southern Magnolia

The popular landscape tree, Southern Magnolia, has large fragrant white flowers and evergreen leaves that make it one of the most splendid of forest trees.

Magnolia stellata 'Star'

Magnolia stellata 'Star'

Common Name: Star Magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'

Common Name: Waterlily Magnolia
Waterlily Magnolia is a variety of Star Magnolia, but with larger, more fragrant flowers and more abundant petals. Buds are pink, while blooms are white.
Magnolia virginiana

Magnolia virginiana

Common Name: Sweetbay Magnolia
Sweetbay Magnolia is a vigorous grower with upright growth habit and lemon-scented, creamy white flowers. Heavy, mid-spring flowering continues through summer. Glossy semi-evergreen foliage. Cone-like fruits contain bright red seeds, a fall food source for birds.
Magnolia X liliiflora 'Ann'

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Ann'

Common Name: Ann Magnolia

Ann is an open, rounded shrub. Red-purple blooms appear before dark green foliage that is tinged with rusty red.

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Jane'

Magnolia X liliiflora 'Jane'

Common Name: Jane Magnolia

Jane, a broad-rounded shrub magnolia, has reddish purple flowers that are white on the inside and appear before glossy, deciduous foliage.

Magnolia X loebneri 'Dr. Merrill'

Magnolia X loebneri 'Dr. Merrill'

Common Name: Dr. Merrill Magnolia
Profuse 3" diameter blooms on Dr. Merrill Magnolia, a densely branched cultivar of the species.
Magnolia X loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia X loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Common Name: Leonard Messel Magnolia

Leonard Messel is similar Dr. Merrill, but with deep pink buds that open to soft pink flowers instead of white.

Malus 'Wildlife'

Malus 'Wildlife'

Common Name: Wildlife Crabapple

Conservation Grade Crabapples suited perfectly for 'Wildlife' plantings.  It offers excellent red fruit and glossy dark red bark, suitable for most sites.

Malus domestica

Malus domestica

Common Name: Domestic Apple
Malus ioensis

Malus ioensis

Common Name: Prairie Crabapple

Native crabapple of western United States with fragrant pink flowers. Excellent food and cover for wildlife.

Malus sargentii

Malus sargentii

Common Name: Sargent Crabapple
Sargent Crabapple is a dwarf, spreading crab with white flowers. Birds enjoy glossy red fruits.
Malus spp 'Indian Magic'

Malus spp 'Indian Magic'

Common Name: Indian Magic Flowering Crabapple

Single, deep pink flowers emerge from red buds on this open-branched tree. Its glossy, red fruits change to orange in late fall and last into winter.  

Malus spp 'JFS-KW5 PP14375'

Malus spp 'JFS-KW5 PP14375'

Common Name: Royal Raindrops®

Royal Raindrops® has superior disease resistance, adaptability, heat and drought tolerant, makes this unique crabapple, king.  Eye popping magenta-pink blooms, with the deep purple foliage, makes this an excellent choice for landscape.

 

 

Malus spp 'Prairifire'

Malus spp 'Prairifire'

Common Name: Prairiefire Crabapple
'Prairiefire' combines beautiful purplish foliage with deep pink to red, long lasting flowers, excellent red fruit and glossy dark red bark.
Malus spp 'Profusion'

Malus spp 'Profusion'

Common Name: Profusion Crabapple

'Profusion' puts on two shows, first, its bold, fragrant, magenta-pink flowers in spring and later, dark red fruits in fall. This hybrid, disease-resistant deciduous tree has an upright and spreading shape with leaves that emerge purple just after the flower buds.

Malus spp 'Robinson'

Malus spp 'Robinson'

Common Name: Robinson Crabapple
The disease resistant bronze-green foliage of Robinson Crabapple holds late into season and changes to coppery-orange in fall. Deep pink, spring flowers followed by persistent fruit.
Malus spp 'Snowdrift'

Malus spp 'Snowdrift'

Common Name: Snowdrift Crabapple

Rounded to oval shape with dense, lustrous green foliage. Pink buds opening to single, abundant, white flowers are followed by orange-red 3/8" fruit.

Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

Common Name: Virginia Bluebells
In March and April, pink flower buds open to sky blue on Virginia Bluebells, a spring ephemeral. Ephemeral plants are those whose foliage goes dormant in summer. The foliage of Virginia Bluebells is blue-green. Virginia Bluebells naturalize well making it a great choice for the shade or woodland garden.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Common Name: Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood is the 100-million year old tree! Appearance is similar to Bald Cypress.
Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Allegheny Monkey Flower
Allegheny Monkey Flower is a rhizomatous, Midwest native. The upright perennial occurs in swampy areas, wet meadows and along shorelines. Lavender, snapdragon-like flowers bloom all summer. Flowers have two-lipped, open-mouthed corollas.
Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Bee Balm
With a long summer bloom period the whorls of Bee Balm's purple spotted, pink to white flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds while the gray-green foliage of Bee Balm is aromatic.
Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild Bergamot
With a long summer bloom period the whorls of Wild Bergamot's lavender flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds while the gray-green foliage of Wild Bergamot is aromatic.
Monarda russeliana

Monarda russeliana

Common Name: Redpurple Beebalm

Redpurple Bee Balm blooms from late spring through fall. It provides an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. The gray-green foliage is aromatic.

Morus alba

Morus alba

Common Name: Common Mulberry
Morus alba 'Chaparral'

Morus alba 'Chaparral'

Common Name: Chaparral Mulberry
Chaparral Mulberry is a weeping type Mulberry tree with emerald green, lobed cut foliage. Grown from tissue culture (own root) and is completely fruitless. Cascading branches will give this tree the its unique umbrella look. Its small size makes this tree fit well into any landscape.
Morus nigra

Morus nigra

Common Name: Black Mulberry

Black Mulberry generally stands out among the other Mulberries for having the best tasting fruit.  Trees are known to be very long lived and can bear fruit for over 100 years.

 

Morus rubra

Morus rubra

Common Name: Red Mulberry
Red Mulberry is sometime referred to as a perennial tree. Its most active growth period in the spring and summer. Red Mulberry has inconspicuous green flowers, with small purple fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in early spring, followed by summer fruiting.
Myrica pensylvanica

Myrica pensylvanica

Common Name: Northern Bayberry
Long-lived, slow-growing deciduous shrub with green foliage, inconspicuous yellow male flowers and small blue fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is in late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall.
Nymphaea odorata

Nymphaea odorata

Common Name: Fragrant Water Lily
Fragrant Water Lily is a floating aquatic plant with large, fragrant, white or pink flowers and flat, round, floating leaves. Lily leaves are green above and purple on reverse. There is one fragrant flower per stem. Flowers float on the water and are open only in the morning.
Nyssa aquatica

Nyssa aquatica

Common Name: Water Tupelo
Water Tupelo is a large, long-lived tree of southern swamps and flood plains. Tolerates periodic inundation.
Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica

Common Name: Black Gum
Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds.
Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Common Name: Wildfire Black Gum
Attractive glossy, dark green leaves turn fluorescent spectrum of colors in fall. Alligator-like textured bark is dark gray to almost black. Prefers moist soil.
Oenothera macrocarpa

Oenothera macrocarpa

Common Name: Big Fruit Evening Primrose
Big Fruit Evening Primrose offers large, showy flowers that open in the evening but last only one day. Big Fruit Evening Primrose is native throughout the central and southern United States. Big Fruit Evening Primrose thrives in poor soil and is quite drought tolerant.
Ostrya virginiana

Ostrya virginiana

Common Name: Eastern Hophornbeam
Eastern Hophornbeam is an understory tree with a rounded to pyramidal shape. Fall foliage is yellow.
Oxydendrum arboreum

Oxydendrum arboreum

Common Name: Sourwood
Sourwood has a pyramidal form with a rounded top and drooping branches. Leaves turn yellow, red and purple in fall. Flowers are white, urn-shaped and fragrant.