Interesting Bark

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    Bald cypress

    Taxodium distichum and cvs.

    Its great beauty and variety of sizes and shapes makes this deciduous conifer a candidate for extensive use.

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    Maidenhair tree

    Ginkgo biloba

    One of the oldest tree species on the planet, ginkgo grows only about a foot a year, reaching 50 to 80 feet.

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    Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda

    Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff'

    This compact, rounded shrub produces reddish-purple buds that first open as soft-pink then mature to white.

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    ‘Elegantissima’ redtwig dogwood

    Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

    This vigorous deciduous shrub provides a long season of interest in the garden with its variegated leaves, attractive berries, pretty fall color, and red winter stems.

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    New Mexico privet

    Forestiera neomexicana

    This perennial shrub or small tree has an upright form that reaches heights of up to 10 feet.

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    Lily-of-the-valley bush

    Pieris japonica

    This neat, rounded shrub has given rise to many noteworthy cultivars.

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    Metasequoia glyptostroboides

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides

    This deciduous, monoecious, coniferous tree grows to 100 feet tall.

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    Canada hemlock

    Tsuga canadensis

    This North American native grows to 70 feet tall, with a broadly pyramidal outline.

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    ‘Snowflake’ oakleaf hydrangea

    Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’

    This cultivar has large flowerheads of intricate double blossoms layered on top of one another.

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    Lagerstroemia fauriei

    Lagerstroemia fauriei

    This is a fast-growing, upright deciduous tree with delicate white flowers in early summer.