Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

February, 2004
Regional Report

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Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants
Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants is an informative Web publication from the University of Georgia that covers a wide scope of useful information on how to prune many types of plants and how they respond to various types of pruning.

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American Smoke Tree
American smoke tree (Cotinus obovatus) is a small (15-foot) shrub or small tree that's ideal for limited spaces and areas in the landscape that are protected from the hot afternoon sun. It gets its name from the purplish, cloud-like floral display that looks like smoke rising up out of the foliage. It prefers a well-drained soil and will tolerate even rocky sites.


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