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Japanese Flowering Cherry Jap Deciduous Trees Plant ID Week 1.

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2 Japanese Flowering Cherry Jap

3 Deciduous Trees Plant ID Week 1

4 Botanical Name Botanical Name B ETULA NIGRA B ETULA NIGRA

5 Common Name River Birch River Birch

6 Connecting Scientific Names and Common Names (the Mrs. A Way) Nigra reminds me of Nile which is a river Nigra reminds me of Nile which is a river

7 Plant DECIDUOUS DECIDUOUS HEIGHT ’ HEIGHT ’ WIDTH ’ WIDTH ’ UPRIGHT UPRIGHT

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9 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Arrangement: Alternate Arrangement: Alternate Composition: Simple Composition: Simple Margin: Double Serrated Margin: Double Serrated

10 Description Leaves have sharp tips Leaves have sharp tips Rhombic Rhombic Leaf Leaf 1 ½ to 3 inches long 1 ½ to 3 inches long

11 Description On branches 2” or more, bark exfoliates into papery plates exposing the inner bark On branches 2” or more, bark exfoliates into papery plates exposing the inner bark

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13 Flower Green (inconspicuous Hanging Catkins) Green (inconspicuous Hanging Catkins) Spring Spring

14 Fruit Samara Samara

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16 Exposure SEMI-SHADE SEMI-SHADE

17 Use SPECIMEN SPECIMEN LIGHT SHADE LIGHT SHADE GROWS WELL ON HIGH OR LOW GROUND GROWS WELL ON HIGH OR LOW GROUND

18 Other Information Multi-stemmed Multi-stemmed Winter interest (Bark) Winter interest (Bark) Tolerant of soggy soils Tolerant of soggy soils

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20 BOTANICAL NAME ACER PALMATUM ACER PALMATUM

21 COMMON NAME Japanese Maple Japanese Maple

22 Connecting Scientific Names and Common Names (the Mrs. A Way) The Japanese Maple leaf is shaped like you palm. Acer PALMatum The Japanese Maple leaf is shaped like you palm. Acer PALMatum

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24 PLANT Deciduous Deciduous Height 8’ - 20’ Height 8’ - 20’ Width 10’ - 15’ Width 10’ - 15’ Upright/spreading Upright/spreading

25 Growth Slow Slow

26 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Arrangement: Opposite Arrangement: Opposite Composition: Simple Composition: Simple Margin: Serrated Margin: Serrated

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28 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Leaves are lobed depending on variety Leaves are lobed depending on variety Doubly serrated Doubly serrated Green, Red, or Variegated depending on cultivar Green, Red, or Variegated depending on cultivar

29 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Color of foliage green to red Color of foliage green to red Buds - small buds on end of stem - matched pair Buds - small buds on end of stem - matched pair

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32 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Leaf Leaf Length 2” - 4” Length 2” - 4” Width 2” - 5” Width 2” - 5”

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38 FRUIT Fall Fall 1/2” samara 1/2” samara

39 EXPOSURE Semi-Shade Semi-Shade

40 LANDSCAPE USE Specimen Specimen Accent plant Accent plant Bonsai Bonsai Small Gardens Small Gardens

41 BOTANICAL NAME CERCIS CANADENSIS CERCIS CANADENSIS

42 COMMON NAME Eastern Redbud Eastern Redbud Judas tree Judas tree

43 Connecting Scientific Names and Common Names (the Mrs. A Way)

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45 PLANT Deciduous Deciduous H- 20’ to 30’ H- 20’ to 30’ W - 12’ o 25’ W - 12’ o 25’ Upright Upright

46 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Arrangement: Alternate Arrangement: Alternate Composition: Simple Composition: Simple Margin: Entire Margin: Entire

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48 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Heart shaped 3-5 inches long and wide Heart shaped 3-5 inches long and wide Flower all along the stem Flower all along the stem Deep green although new cultivars are purple or variegated Deep green although new cultivars are purple or variegated

49 FLOWER Spring Spring Red or white Red or white Edible Edible

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51 FRUIT Fall Fall Flattened pod Flattened pod

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54 EXPOSURE Sun Sun Part shade Part shade

55 USE Specimen Specimen Beautiful in bloom Beautiful in bloom Drought resistant Drought resistant

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58 Botanical Name C ORNUS FLORIDA C ORNUS FLORIDA

59 Common Name Flowering dogwood Flowering dogwood

60 Connecting Scientific Names and Common Names (the Mrs. A Way) CORNus DOGwood CORNus DOGwood Corndog Corndog

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62 Plant Deciduous Deciduous Height 15’ to 30’ Height 15’ to 30’ Spread 15’ to 20’ Spread 15’ to 20’ Upright Upright

63 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Arrangement: Opposite Arrangement: Opposite Composition: Simple Composition: Simple Margin: Entire Margin: Entire

64 Fall color Flattened, rounded bud

65 FOLIAGE DESCRIPTION Medium Green Medium Green Somewhat Wavy Somewhat Wavy 3-6 inches long 3-6 inches long Excellent foliage color Excellent foliage color

66 Flower Flowers in April, green to light yellow Flowers in April, green to light yellow Buds set in fall, buds are rounded Buds set in fall, buds are rounded 4 bracts; white, pink or red 4 bracts; white, pink or red

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69 Fruit Fall Fall Glossy red drupe, 1/4” in diameter Glossy red drupe, 1/4” in diameter

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71 Exposure Part shade Part shade Shade Shade

72 Use Specimen Specimen Provides year round interest Provides year round interest

73 Other Information Flower- small compact heads surrounded by 4 bracts (color part) Flower- small compact heads surrounded by 4 bracts (color part) Bract is a modified leaf and is not really part of the flower Bract is a modified leaf and is not really part of the flower

74 Flower Bract

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