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Group 5 Large Shrubs-2010

Group 5 Large Shrubs-2010 - Soil pH Affects Nutrient...

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The color of Hydrangea flowers is not directly affected by  soil pH but by Aluminum availability.  Acid soils convert Al compounds to a form that the shrub  can  absorb   blue  flower.  In  alkaline  soil,  the  aluminum  remains in insoluble compounds   Pink  Soil pH Affects  Nutrient Availability (Example:  Sassafras albidum  Iron chlorosis at High pH)
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Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry Rosaceae Native to:  NE to CUS (z4)  Adaptability: Dry hillsides – swamps Gets leggy with age. Significant Features: 6-10’ loosely branched Showy white flowers (May) Attractive, astringent, inedible berries (persist)
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Significant Features: Spectacular fall color (orange-scarlet-red) ‘Brilliantissima’  3-6’ round crimson red fall color very showy shiny red berries waxy dark green leaves (right)
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Calycanthus floridus Common Sweetshrub Calycanthaceae Native to: Moist woodlands SE US  (z4) Adaptation: Wet or dry Wide range of soil pH Use: Versatile massing shrub Especially around patios
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Significant Features: Mounding rounded shrub Straggly in native stands  Fragrant (flowers, twigs, leaves) Reddish-brown flowers Yellow fall color ‘Athens’   shown -light yellow flowers -strong fragrancer * Calycanthus floridus Common Sweetshrub Calycanthaceae
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Significant Features: urn-shaped fruit 2” – 3” long  persisting through winter summer fall Calycanthus floridus Common Sweetshrub Calycanthaceae
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Ilex verticillata Winterberry Aquifoliaceae Native to: Native (z3)  Northernmost holly, deciduous Adaptability: Tolerates very wet sites (swamps) Best in acidic loamy soil Use:   (6-10’ tall) Suckers-  bank stabilization or naturalizing
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • Shrub, Viburnum, significant features, European Cranberrybush Viburnum Adoxaceae, Viburnum Adoxaceae, Arrowwood Viburnum Adoxaceae

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