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Bright/light green foliage

Posted by misternoodley (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 14, 10 at 0:14

Could anyone recommend a native shrub (or small/understory tree that could be kept pruned like a large shrub) that has sort of bright, lime green or chartreuse leaves? The only kind I know of are some of the huchera cultivars. Light requirements and soil conditions are somewhat flexible - I just need it to survive in Zones 6ish/7ish. Cultivars are fine with me.

Thanks to anyone who can offer some help with this!


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RE: Bright/light green foliage

  • Posted by carrieb 7 Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 14, 10 at 18:35

Cercis 'hearts of gold' for a smallish understory tree. There's a gorgeous specimen at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore University.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cercis 'Hearts of Gold


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RE: Bright/light green foliage

Wow - and a redbud no less (my favorite flowering tree). This is awesome, Carrieb, thanks so much for the tip!


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