Welcome to this site in celebration of a beautiful new public garden in historic Old New Castle, Delaware. It is located behind The Dutch House at 32 East Third St, Old New Castle, DE 19720. Directions

The garden is home to over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses. They are all North American native plants and almost every one is native to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Many are native to Delaware.

If you would like to schedule a guided tour, please contact The New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (redbud) deciduous tree, 20-30'h, deep pink flowers in spring before leaves emerge, leaves are dark burgundy in early summer sometimes fading by the end of the summer, tolerant of soil types, part to full sun, may benefit from protection from strong afternoon sun, fall color variable yellow/pale red, tolerant of black walnut, species native to DE and much of the eastern half of the US

The Missouri Botanical Garden webpage says that hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.

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