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Mountain Ridge Top Garden - North Woods


The Mountain Ridge Top Garden North Woods is found in the mountainous region of Buncombe County NC.   North Woods, 0.55 acres, has been under development since its purchase in 2003.  This property is also blessed with mature oaks along the ridge top, but much of that lot was filled with invasive plants when it was acquired, including bittersweet, tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Chinese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), and Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense). All of those are pretty well under control now.

Photo #1:  Center Section of North Woods

Lower left corner: Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' Dream Catcher Beauty Bush

Center Foreground: Picea abies 'Frohburg'Weeping Norway Spruce “Frohburg'

Right and behind Weeping Spruce: Cornus pumila Dwarf Red Tipped Dogwood (green leaves)

Left of center: Trunk and branches of Cladrastis kentukea American Yellowwood 

Center background: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' 

Background (right of center): Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' - Golden SpiritGolden Spirit Smoke Bush (yellow leaves)