Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera: (Magnolia family) Fast growing 70 to 90'
with 35 to 50' spread in slightly acid soil, full sun. Leaves are a curious shape &
the greenish yellow flowers resemble tulips. Needs adequate space to grow.
Prune awkward growth & dead wood in winter. Native.
White Flowering Dogwood - grows naturally as an understory tree, a small deciduous tree, grows to about 30' tall with an equal or greater spread, shape is rounded to somewhat flat-topped, branching is approaching horizontal, branches low to the ground with a short trunk. Opposite, simple leaves, oval to ovate shape, leaves 3" to 6" long, leaves 1.5' to 3" wide, leaf color is medium green Autumn Foliage red or reddish purple, generally quite showy, colors early and color holds for an extended period. Flowers are small and yellowish green ,the showy part of the bloom the four white bracts ,each bract is nearly 2" long, the diameter of the bracts combined is about 4" across, bloom time is mid-May ,bloom is effective for 2 weeks ,flowering occurs before leaf out. Fruit bright, shiny red, held in tight clusters of 3 to 4, each fruit is elongated, some trees retain fruit into the winter, birds often eat the fruit. Bark quite attractive, develops small square or rectangular blocks, resembles alligator skin, color is dark gray, brown or black Prefers a cool, moist, acidic soil that contains organic matter. Full sun promotes greatest flowering but tolerates partial shade well, not tolerant of stresses such as heat, drought, pollution, road salt, best transplanted at a small size, can be slow to reestablish following transplanting. Landscape uses, small groupings ,lawn tree, specimen, border, naturalistic areas, edge of woods, patio tree, has four season appeal in flowers, fruits, fall, color, bark and branching character.