Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ornamental Pepper Vine


The scientific name for Peppervine is Ampelopsis arborea, and this vine is also called Cow Itch and Buckvine. Peppervine grows abundantly in Korea, China, the far eastern side of Russia and Japan. In the United States it was supposed to have been introduced in the early part of the 19th century and now grows wild in most of the south eastern regions, from Missouri to Maryland, and from New mexico to Florida. This vine usually grows in moist and wet places, like alongside streams and rivers and also inside and around forests.


Peppervine is quite slender, and can climb to a height of about forty feet. It has tendrils that are forked that helps it to latch on to anything in its path and start climbing. There are also some rare types of Peppervine which are devoid of tendrils and will grow as a short bush. The tendrils will appear in opposite formation to the leaves. The Peppervine has compound tripinnate or bipinnate leaves, which form alternatively and are deciduous. The length of the main leaves range between 4 to 10 inches, and their shape has a toothed and triangular outline. The smaller leaflets will measure about 1 to 2 inches in length, and will have a width ranging from half to one and a half inches, and have a diamond or oval shaped serrated outline. The top part of the leaf has a shiny surface, having a dark green color and the underside is a lighter shade of green, having hair and veins which stand out. The stem of this vine is slender and woody, and gains a reddish purple to tan color when the vine is fully mature. The stem is more cylindrical and has a pith which is white. There are also several smooth nodes and also nodes which have lenticels which are rough.

Fruits and Flowers

Peppervine has tiny greenish white flowers with a flat top, which appear at the end portion of the vine in clusters. They are in bloom from June to early September. The fruits are dry berries which are about quarter to half an inch wide. In their initial stage the berries are green in color and then change to red and eventually to black. They have seeds which are about two to five, encased in a smooth skin.


Peppervine is used in gardens as a bedding plant and also is used as a showy display on a trellis. It has to be kept trimmed otherwise it can take over the garden very fast and destroy other plants. In the wild too, this vine can kill many of the native plants in its way. The Peppervine is a major food source for the white tailed deer and its berries also sustain raccoons and many other species of the wild.


Not many people cultivate this vine as it can take over a place very fast. It only needs a wet soil and can be propagated easily with seeds. Once its planted it grows aggressively and spreads very fast, requiring regular trimming.

The Beautiful Pink Blooming Kwansan Cherry Tree

Kwanzan Cherry

The Kwanzan Cherry Tree belongs to the rosaceae family and is among the healthiest breeds of the Sato Zakura cherries. It is of the Japanese and Asian origin, and still happens to be a favorite in Japan today. While it is included among the four other species of trees on the Statue of Liberty Island, this Kwanzan cherry also lines the walkways along New York City’s Central Park Reservoir. Georgia includes it in their annual Cherry Blossom Festival, so it is amongst one of the many notorious attractions to date.

The abundant amount of impeccable double pink flowers and crown that proliferates as it matures ultimately exceeds in width in contrast to its height.

A short but well abided life of 15-25 years has its immense qualities that make it worth sowing, such as the bronze colored leaves it first sprouts out. It has simple alternating leaves that reach 4-8”. They later turn into a vibrant dark green previous to the time when the fall weather makes them turn once again into a magnificent collage of copper, yellow, and orange. Those are the characteristics as to why it is an ornamental tree and can be grown as a bonsai. In its mature state, the height can reach up to 30-40 feet and spout out 30-40 feet in width, while growing at an amazing rate of at least 13-24” per year.

The Kwanzan Cherry is grafted onto prunus avium (mazzard), or can also be easily grown from its delicate cuttings. When it becomes time to propagate, you do so from the trees own natural roots, making sure to sow in loose, moist, but well-drained soil. These kinds of trees require full sun, in clay, loam, or sandy soil. Take care as to where you make its home, because it has the tendency to have thin bark, which is easily damaged, such as high traffic areas. They will not droop and when pruned it will keep its strong structure throughout.

Susceptibility to pests and disease is rather high. The pests such as aphids can cause destruction of the trees new growth, and could possibly provide sooty mold due to its honeydew deposits. The cherries will sometimes get infestations of scales, and can also be attacked by borers. Spider mites cause yellowing and stippling of the leaves. Tent caterpillars really live up to their name while making their large webbed nests and feed of its foliage. Nothing happens that is not treatable or that cannot be pruned off.

At the TN Nursery we can provide these high demand trees to you at a low wholesale price. Come see the many trees, shrubs, and perennials we have to offer. We also have assortments of native grasses, shrubs, and trees. Come take a look today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Native Trees & Shrubs For Your Wetlands

Many enviromentalists and government restoration companies in the United States are going "native" on habitat restoration plant projects.With native plants, there's no concerns regarding them not striving in the areas they are planted in .They are in their natural habitat.We sell over 400,000 wetland grasses,plugs and seedlings per year for a program called "Habitat Restoration".With the economy in a recession as it's been for quiet a while,we have been blessed to have these native plant orders from govermental agencies to support the ecosystem.At Wetland Supplies,we are a state certified native plant nursery that ships plants to all states in the US and to 13 foreign countries.

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