Southeast Regional Reports

  • Buttercup winter hazel
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    Buttercup Winter Hazel for the Southeast

    A group of shrubs that top my underused-shrub list are winter hazels (Corylopsis spp. and cvs., Zones 5–8). Winter hazel is in the same family as witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.…

  • Compact blue Eastern red cedar
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    Icy Blue Conifers for the Southeast

    Interest in growing conifers in the Southeast continues to be on the rise. Every year we learn more about which species and cultivars grow best in our region. One of…

  • Steady Eddy Doublefile Viburnum
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    4 Must-Have Plants for the Southeast

    As garden centers start to open their doors for the season (and we get ready to run into them with open arms), we decided to ask some regional experts what…

  • Daruma Chinese fringe flower
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    Plant These Only in Spring in the Southeast

    “Fall is for planting” is a mantra many gardeners know. Fall planting of hardy trees and shrubs is typically easier on the plants and on the gardener in the Southeast.…

  • Celebrity tomato
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    The Best Tomatoes for the Southeast

    Many people’s first foray into gardening begins with a tomato. But not everyone is successful on their first go-around. The southeastern United States brings with it its own unique challenges…

  • Indian Pink
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    Great Native Plants for the Southeast

    Growing native plants is the gardening equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Not only are these plants beautiful and more likely to thrive in your landscape, they…

  • single barklouse
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    Barklice on Southeastern Shrubs and Trees

    You’ve heard of getting head lice, but did you know your trees can get barklice? For me, anything with the word lice in the name sure sounds like bad news.…

  • Empress of China dogwood
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    A Dogwood Quartet for the Southeast

    For many of us in the southeastern United States, dogwoods (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are what initially come to mind when we think about spring-flowering trees. That is…

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    4 Outstanding Spring Plants for the Southeast

    We all have certain plants that immediately come to mind when thinking of a garden in spring. For many, these are daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths skirting the trunks of flowering magnolias,…

  • Alexanders Great Brunnera
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    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Southeast

    Find foundation-friendly plants for the Southeast below, and read the article by Nick McCullough for even more ideas: “The most critical aspect of your foundation beds is selecting plants that…