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Witch Hazel Jelena Blooms

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’

Jelena is a vase-shaped, winter-blooming shrub that grows slowly to a height of around 12 feet. The red-orange flowers are often said to be non-fragrant, but I've occasionally caught a mild whiff of perfume. None of the x intermedia hybrids are…

Roundleaf Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Rotundiloba’

Scientific name: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' Common names: Round-lobed sweetgum, roundleaf sweetgum, alligator-wood Family: Altingiaceae Nativity: Eastern North America, parts of Central America Location: Charlotte, NC Date: December 5, 2015 Notes: Liquidambar styraciflua, our common native sweetgum, typically has pointed, star-shaped leaves.…

Root Tip Of Sprouting Live Oak Acorn

Antsy Acorns

I learned something on my walk today. Sometimes southern live oak acorns sprout while still on the tree! Don't they look like worms crawling out? Live oak acorns aren't viable for very long after they fall from the tree, and…

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