What Are Native Plants?
Native Plants are best to grow. Native plant not only adds beauty to your landscape but also adds natural benefits such as food sources and living habitats for birds and animals. Native plants require little watering.
You need fewer matinees as you don’t have to use more pesticides because they are already familiar to that environment and they can handle any conditions with that they help wildlife also these are the source of food and shelter for birds and insects and animals.
Types of Native Plants:
Below we have mentioned some native plant that will be beneficial for you
Eastern White Pine, or Pinus Strobus, is a large-sized evergreen that is commonly used throughout Long Island and the Northeast due to its cold-hardiness and rapid growth. It is an excellent screening tree that prefers full sun but will also survive in shade conditions. These trees can grow to heights of 40-60 ft. When sheared regularly, these trees keep a nice uniform shape and stay very dense. White Pine does not like salty conditions. Mature Height: 50-60 ft. Mature Width: 20-30 ft. Growth Rate: 12-18" per year.Watering: Everyday initially. Once established, regular watering still needed for best performance
Liatris spectate – Purple Gayfeather:
This Native American wildflower is an excellent selection for the border or meadow garden it’s a brilliant display of purple flowers in summer. It is a first rate cut flower. They need full Exposure to the sun they have Mature Size up to 24-36” high x 18” wide.
'Cherokee Princess' Flowering Dogwood:
It’s named due to its being both Native American and beautiful, with a profuse crown of white flowers in spring. This cultivar, hardy in USDA zones 5-9, blooms at a younger age and more heavily than the species variety, growing 15 to 30 feet tall and wide. As with most dogwoods, its 3 to 5-inch “flowers” actually are made up of showy white leaf bracts surrounding the insignificant real blooms. Clusters of red berries, attractive to birds and other wildlife follow those blooms.
The foliage of this dogwood emerges burgundy after the tree flowers, matures to green, and then reverts to brick red in the fall. The branches are silver; the trunks bark a mosaic of bumpy gray “tiles.”
Culture: Dogwoods prefer humus rich, acidic, and well-drained soil. Give them 2 to 4 inches of mulch, keeping it away from their trunks, to ensure that their roots stay cool and moist. The trees may suffer from chlorosis in the overly alkaline ground. Oriental varieties tolerate full sun, but most dogwoods prefer morning sun followed by afternoon shade. Because they flower on old wood, prune them shortly after that flowering to avoid cutting off potential blooms.
The trees generally are vase-shaped when young, but mature to a more rounded silhouette. Native varieties can be subject to anthracnose and other fungus diseases, so rake up and dispose of all their leaves in the fall and prune the tree only when it is dry to avoid spreading spores.
Cardinal Flower – Lobelia Cardinalis:
Is a strong native plant that makes an easy choice for big impact color with that it’s an excellent plant for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.it needs full Exposure to Sun and deer resistance, Mature Size: 3' high x 2-3' wide have a Hardiness Zone of 5-8.
These native plants will be really beneficial for you to grow them as they come with so many qualities that make them perfect for your yards and gardens. It will be beneficial for you to Shop your locally native plants online such as American Beach Grass, Bayberry, Inkberry, Blueberry and more from Bay Garden.