Fall Colours – Cotoneaster

Two more plants that grow prolifically in our woods are the Cotoneaster (it is such a temptation to call it a 'Cotton Easter' bush...) and the wild raspberry. Both arrived in our woods from bird droppings. Plant Profile Common Name: Cotoneasters (pronounced ‘co_TONY-aster’) Scientific Name: Cotoneaster; family Rosaceae Growth: Full sun to partial shade; very … Continue reading Fall Colours – Cotoneaster

Fall Colours – Virginia Creeper

Plant Profile Common Name: Virginia Creeper Scientific Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia This vine is a prolific deciduous climber, reaching heights of 20–30 m (70–100 ft) in the wild. It climbs smooth surfaces using small forked tendrils tipped with tiny strongly adhesive pads 5 mm (3⁄16 in) in size. We have Virginia Creeper growing, under strict supervision, … Continue reading Fall Colours – Virginia Creeper