Native Plant Curiosity!

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nura
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Native Plant Curiosity!

Post by nura » Mon May 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Is vinca major native to Virginia? I've been reading about the value of adding native plants to my garden and have heard conflicting answers about vinca major. Thanks!

Also, does anyone know if doublefile viburnum is native to Virginia?

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Re: Native Plant Curiosity!

Post by lorijones » Wed May 25, 2011 1:31 pm

Vinca major is native to southern Europe and northeastern Turkey - so definitely not a species native to Virginia.
Doublefile Viburnum or Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum) is not a Virginia native either. It is native to China and Japan. There are however many species of Viburnum that are native to Virginia. Here is an article written by Michael Dirr that lists many of the native viburnums: http://www.ahs.org/040329_TAG/Native_Viburnums.pdf.

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