Plant Profile: Leatherleaf Viburnum

Evergreen shrub, when fully matured can be between 7-10 feet tall. Flowers in clusters in the late spring, with creamy white flowers that are 4-8 inches big. Produces fruit that grow as red berries that birds will eat. Plant viburnum 3-6 feet apart.

What Is A Foundation Planting?

To put it quite simply, foundation plantings are the plants that get planted along the foundation of the house. Foundation plants were traditionally used as screens to hide raised concrete foundations on a home. In addition to providing great screens, they add beauty and style to a home! Some home designers no longer feel theContinue reading “What Is A Foundation Planting?”

What Are Specimen Trees?

Have you ever looked at a home’s beautiful landscaping and wondered what exactly it was that made it look like it “all flowed together”? It very well could be the specimen tree, otherwise known as an accent tree. Specimen trees are used as a point of focus in a landscape. Specimen’s typically have an unusualContinue reading “What Are Specimen Trees?”

Plant Profile: Viburnum

Viburnum’s are excellent plants to add to your Pennsylvania home’s landscape. These shrubs can be used for a wide variety of different uses for your landscape. These ancient shrubs have the capability of growing between 3-20 ft. tall. Viburnum, similar to Hollies, can grow quickly to large heights, or be kept smaller and more shrubContinue reading “Plant Profile: Viburnum”

Plant Profile: Hollies

Plant Profile: Hollies Hollies are very versatile plants that can range anywhere from only a foot high, to trees that are 70 feet tall. In ancient times, hollies were used to decorate statues of Saturn (the Roman god of the harvest), to providing medieval protection from evil spirits, and of course decorating our houses at ChristmasContinue reading “Plant Profile: Hollies”

Plant Profile: Emerald Green Arborvitae

Plant Profile: Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) Emerald Green arborvitae is an evergreen in the Cypress family (Cupressaceae). Although some might say they are, technically, tall shrubs, they are commonly referred to as “trees”. Emerald Green Arborvitaes are great for privacy hedges and wind breaks on any property. Emerald Green Arborvitae typically reach about 12 feetContinue reading “Plant Profile: Emerald Green Arborvitae”