Native to NC this fast growing graceful tree loves the sun. Bright green Spring leaves contrast the smooth white bark that has dark splotches on a long and narrow trunk. These trees may grow fairly tall and become clear of lower limbs over time. They are sometimes called ‘Trembling Aspen” because their leaves seem to tremble in a light breeze due to their flattened structure.
The Flowering Dogwood, native to North Carolina, is one of the most common and beautiful ‘understory’ trees – meaning they grow beneath taller trees. Its trunk is short and branches reach to spread a wide area of beautiful white or pink blossoms in the spring. The leaves turn a bright red in the fall, and red berries adorn the branches.