Plant Types / Trees

 

Trees, Evergreen Trees, Flowering Trees,

Trees

Among the most permanent plants in the landscape, trees are the biggest and most enduring plants you can grow - and also the most expensive. Therefore, selecting the right tree is very important. Find beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant trees that will provide four-season interest, color, and beauty to your landscape or small garden.


Trees Guides


Betula utilis (Himalayan Birch)

Betula utilis or albosinensis is an exquisite birch recognizable for its distinctive coppery to orange-red bark, which peels off in thin sheets to reveal a fresh cream-pink surface beneath.

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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos' (Himalayan Birch)

Award-winning Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos' features attractive, crisp white bark on trunk and branches, even on young specimens. Luminescent, the bark peels off to reveal pale orange hues before quickly turning bright white.

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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' (Himalayan Birch)

Award-winning Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost' features one of the whitest bark of all birches. Luminescent, its "ghostly white", smooth bark provides a very nice contrast with its dense summer canopy of large, very glossy, rich green leaves

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Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch)

Native to the Himalaya, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Himalayan Birch), which is prized for its brilliant and exceptionally white bark, is a lovely addition to the landscape.

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Brugmansia 'Betty Marshall' (Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia 'Betty Marshall' (Angel's Trumpet) is a tropical shrub or small tree laden with huge, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, creamy-white flowers, 8-10 in. long (20-25 cm). Blooming from midsummer to fall, the profuse blossoms actively open and close depending on the time of day.

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Brugmansia 'Cherub' (Angel's Trumpet)

Vigorous and very floriferous, Brugmansia 'Cherub' (Angel's Trumpet) is a tropical shrub or small tree laden with impressive quantities of large, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, salmon-pink flowers. This cultivar bears numerous side branches, increasing the number of flowers and floral display.

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Brugmansia 'Frosty Pink' (Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia 'Frosty Pink' (Angel's Trumpet) is a tropical shrub or small tree laden with huge, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, salmon-pink flowers, 8-10 in. long (20-25 cm). Blooming from midsummer to fall, the blossoms actively open and close depending on the time of day.

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Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet)

Prized for their tropical look and impressive, trumpet-shaped blossoms, Brugmansias (Angel's Trumpets) are evergreen shrubs or small trees of great beauty. Fragrant, these South American natives release their powerful scent most readily in the evenings. Long-lived, incredibly decorative, they are fairly easy to grow and add high drama in the garden or in containers.

Brugmansia sanguinea (Red Angel's Trumpet)

Extremely robust, Brugmansia sanguinea (Red Angel's Trumpet) is a semi-evergreen, tropical shrub or small tree boasting wonderfully colored, pendulous, narrow trumpet-shaped flowers, 6-10 in. long (15-25 cm). Unlike the other Brugmansia species adorned with pastel flowers, the blossoms display intense shining colors

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Brugmansia suaveolens (Angel's Trumpet)

Award-winning Brugmansia suaveolens (Snowy Angel's Trumpet) is a semi-evergreen, tropical shrub or small tree boasting huge and magnificent, pendulous trumpet-shaped, white flowers, 12 in. long (30 cm), from midsummer to fall. Sparkling against the foliage of large, oval, mid-green leaves, the flowers exude a strong fragrance in the evenings

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Brugmansia versicolor (Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia versicolor (Angel's Trumpet) is a vigorous tropical shrub or small tree laden with exceptionally large, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, peachy-apricot flowers, 15 in. long (37 cm). Blooming from midsummer to fall, they hang straight down from the branches and literally cover the plant.

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Brugmansia x candida 'Grand Marnier' (Angel's Trumpet)

Strong-growing and free-flowering, award-winning Brugmansia × candida 'Grand Marnier' is an evergreen, tropical shrub or small tree boasting huge, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, soft peach-pink flowers, 12 in. long (30 cm), from midsummer to fall. Sparkling against the foliage of large and glossy, oval, mid-green leaves, the flowers exude an intense fragrance in the evenings

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Brugmansia x cubensis 'Charles Grimaldi' (Angel's Trumpet)

Regarded as one of the most fragrant Brugmansias, Brugmansia x cubensis 'Charles Grimaldi' (Angel's Trumpet) is a vigorous tropical shrub or small tree laden with impressive quantities of exceptionally large, pendulous, trumpet-shaped, soft to golden yellow flowers, 15 in. long (37 cm), adorned with strongly recurved petals.

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Buddleja alternifolia (Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush)

Fast growing and cold hardy, award-winning Buddleja alternifolia (Butterfly Bush) is a gorgeous, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with gracefully arching branches studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented clusters of lilac-purple flowers. Borne in the leaf axils along the previous year's stems, the long flower spikes, up to 18 in. (45 cm), drape over the bush in late spring or early summer.

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Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' (California Lilac)

One of the largest growing California Lilacs, Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' is a vigorous, evergreen shrub or small tree noted for its abundant clusters of radiant medium blue flowers, up to 5 in. long (12 cm), in late spring and early summer. Opening from rosy buds, the sweetly fragrant blooms attract bees, butterflies and birds. They are well displayed against the foliage of large, rounded, dark green leaves.

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Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) 'Glauca Pendula' (Atlas Cedar)

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' (Atlas Cedar) is a stunning evergreen coniferous tree of pendulous habit adorned with a serpentine leader bearing gracefully weeping branches. Its dense limbs are thickly covered with clusters of short, steel-blue needles, adding charm to this picturesque tree. Fast growing, 12-24 in. per year (30-60 cm), this Blue Atlas Cedar can be staked or trained to form any shape you wish, from narrow-upright (if staked) to cascading in a variety of directions.

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Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) 'Glauca' (Atlas Cedar)

Highly popular, Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (Atlas Cedar) is a large evergreen coniferous tree of conical habit and sparsely branched when young, but develops into a dense and broad pyramid over time. Its stiff, ascending branches are beautifully covered with clusters of short, silver-blue needles, adding charm to this picturesque tree. Fast growing, 12-24 in. per year (30-60 cm), this Atlas Cedar is a magnificent sight in the landscape.

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Cedrus deodara 'Aurea' (Deodar Cedar)

A very old cultivar, Cedrus deodara 'Aurea' (Deodar Cedar) is a large evergreen coniferous tree of conical habit adorned with striking horizontal branches and weeping tips bearing long, soft golden needles. Its spring growth is a remarkable creamy-yellow. A fast grower, over 12 in. per year (30 cm), this Golden Himalaya Cedar makes an elegant specimen tree.

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Cedrus deodara 'Feelin’ Blue' (Deodar Cedar)

Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue' (Deodar Cedar) is a dwarf evergreen conifer of spreading habit adorned with arching branches covered with long, thick, bright blue-green needles. One of the lowest of the dwarf Cedars, it rarely develops a leader. A moderate grower, 6-8 in. per year (15-20 cm), this Deodar Cedar can be staked to form a small tree with gracefully arching branches or can be left to grow as a groundcover on banks and slopes or cascading off containers and retaining walls. A magnificent specimen for smaller spaces, rock gardens.

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Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon' (Deodar Cedar)

Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon' (Deodar Cedar) is an evergreen coniferous tree of semi-prostrate habit, adorned with gracefully weeping branches. Its spring foliage of long, soft, golden needles turns yellow-green in summer. A fast grower, over 12 in. per year (30 cm), this Golden Himalaya Cedar forms a lovely spreading shrub. However, it usually produces a number of strong shoots, and if not removed, the plant will develop into a tall semi-pendulous golden cedar. An eye-catching specimen tree for the landscape.

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree)

Prized for its beautiful shape and attractive foliage, award-winning Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree) is an elegant, single or multi-trunked, deciduous tree with an upright, pyramidal form when young, becoming more rounded with age.

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Cercis canadensis 'Ace of Hearts' (Eastern Redbud)

Cercis canadensis 'Ace of Hearts' (Eastern Redbud) is a compact, deciduous tree with a dense, dome-shaped canopy. Masses of pea-like reddish-purple flowers held in clusters cover the bare branches in the spring, before the foliage emerges, creating a most dramatic display. The cheerful blossoms are on display for 2-3 weeks.

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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud)

Noted for its striking foliage, award-winning Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud) is a large deciduous shrub or small, often multi-stemmed, tree with profuse, pea-like, rosy-pink flowers that arise before the foliage in spring. The cheerful blossoms are on display for several weeks before being joined by broadly heart-shaped, shimmering red-purple leaves

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Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern Redbud)

Noted for its golden foliage, Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern Redbud) is a deciduous tree with a dense, dome-shaped canopy. Masses of pea-like lavender-purple flowers held in clusters cover the bare branches in the spring, before the foliage emerges, creating a most dramatic display. The cheerful blossoms are on display for 2-3 weeks.

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