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Weeping European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus "Vienna Weeping"

The weeping form of this tree is a rare find.  In time this tree will grow to 20 feet high.  The beautiful weeping shape of this tree is so unique that we put lights in the tree to enjoy in the evening and night. We love it because of its graceful form.  It is a great standout in the beginning of our back gardens.

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Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Hydrangea quercifolia, family hydrangeacae

These deciduous, rounded shrubs are tough, cold-hardy and interesting to look at all year long because of their beautiful stems.  They are native to the SE United States and add spectacular beauty to our garden from late spring to late fall.  Unfortunately the deer also find them attractive, so we can only grow them in the safety of our deer fence. 

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Dwarf Prostrate Hinocki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Prostrata'

This ground-hugging, low-growing Hinoki Cypress was over 40 years old when we moved into our home 8 years ago.  It is only a little more than two feet high, but its spread is over five feet.  It began its life in a pot before being planted in its current location.  The previous owner of this home had an extensive Bonsai Garden and enjoyed creating dwarf gardens with Japanese trees.  Unlike “dwarfing” trees which requires genetic modification, creating Bonsai trees depends on growing, pruning, cultivation according to Japanese methods and potting in the appropriate medium.  Some of our dwarf trees are pruned to mimic traditional Japanese Bonsai plants, but they are considerably larger.

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