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Saturday, March 24 News

New Canaan Garden Club selling trees, shrubs

Orders are being taken through April 20 for the New Canaan Garden Club's Spring Tree and Shrub Sale.

The club is offering two trees and two shrubs chosen to appeal to a wide range of gardening interests.

The Stewartia pseudocamellia tree has multiseason interest with showy white flowers, foliage that changes color from green to shades of deep red and burgundy in the autumn and exfoliating bark.

The American pink dogwood tree has bright pink spring flowers and glossy red late summer berries, which attract birds. Leaves change from green to bronze during the fall and winter brings checkered gray bark.

A much-improved variety, the oak leaf hydrangea "snow queen" has a long late spring-to-summer bloom period. Flowers turn pinkish purple and rich green leaves become a burgundy red color in autumn. Flower heads are held on rigid stems, which tend to stay straight after rain.

The vibernum dentatum "blue muffin" has white flowers that appear in mid-to-late spring that give way to blue berries that attract birds and butterflies.

Trees and shrubs may be ordered by visiting www.ncgardenclub.org.

They can be picked up on Saturday, May 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the railroad station parking lot across from Karl Chevrolet, 244 Elm St.

All proceeds will be used for civic improvements in New Canaan.

For information, call 203-801-0530.