Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

January, 2006
Regional Report

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Tree Fact Sheets
This collection of printer-friendly Tree Fact Sheets on 680 tree species are a wonderful resource for anyone planting a tree in their landscape. The fact sheets point out each plant's characteristics, adaptability range, and most importantly, any drawbacks the tree may pose. You can view the list by common or scientific name.

Favorite or New Plant

Eve's Necklace
Eve's necklace (Sophora affinis) is a small native tree that's well adapted to our southern soils and climate. It performs well on a wide range of soils, including heavy clay. In spring, light pink 4- to 5-inch bloom clusters appear, followed by black pods from which it gets is common name. The plant reaches a height of 20 to 25 feet and a width of 15 to 20 feet, making it excellent for small landscapes. The seeds are reported to be poisonous.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"