Older trees are difficult to transplant because they have a tap root and sparse lateral roots. Fruit consist of cone-like aggregates of follicles from which bright red, shiny seeds are suspended by slender elastic threads. Plants are usually densely pyramidal when young. Attracts long-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. The small, white flowers appear after the leaves in clusters at the leaf axils.
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Showy seedheads with long bristle-like awns reminiscent of barley of this cool season grass mature in mid-summer. Shortleaf Pine bark is nearly black when trees are young, aging to reddish-brown with many small resin pockets scattered through its corky layers. The bark provides winter interest as it peels away in strips to reveal layers of reddish to light brown inner bark on mature stems. This small deciduous tree or shrub seldom grows over 20 feet tall and often has short, twisted stems. Sugarberry is a deciduous tree with medium texture, medium growth rate and a broad oval to rounded form.
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Fall color is usually bright yellow. It often develops a trunk that is devoid of branches for several feet from the ground. Large, round heads of pinkish-purple, fragrant flowers are held at the tips of the stems. They are arranged along the stems in two planes. Fruit is a warty, dark pink capsule about one inch wide, splitting to reveal scarlet-colored seeds in September and October. Mints, goldenrods, asters and legumes can often be found growing naturally with many native grasses.
Additional information about the plant, such as its wildlife value or whether cultivars are available. Shows up in landscapes without planting. It thrives in the well-drained, sandy soils of the Coastal Plain, but it will adapt to Piedmont clay. Five-petaled flowers in June are followed by red seed pods in summer. Ecological preservation is another reason for using native plants. Separate male and female trees. Nannyberry Viburnum Viburnum lentago.