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


Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' (European Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' (European Beech) is a beautiful, large, deciduous tree forming either a broad crown with spreading main branches and drooping side branches, or more upright with steeply drooping branches. Without staking to establish a vertical trunk, it will grow wide rather than high.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' (European Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' (European Beech) is a beautiful, small, deciduous tree noted for its striking variegated foliage. The leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm), emerge purple with pink margins in spring, mature to dark bronze-green with pinkish white margins as the season progresses. They finally turn bronze-gold in the fall.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' (European Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' (European Beech) is a beautiful, large, deciduous tree with a densely pyramidal to rounded-spreading crown. Its foliage of broadly elliptic, lustrous, coppery to deep purple leaves, turns copper-red in the fall. Branching to the ground, its smooth, gray bark is truly stunning in the winter landscape.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' (European Beech)

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' (European Beech) is a magnificent, deciduous tree adorned with a dense, broad crown. The foliage of large, broadly elliptic, lustrous leaves, up to 5 in. long (12 cm), emerges deep purple in spring, fades to purple green in summer, before turning copper in the fall.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii' (European Beech)

Sturdy and majestic, Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii' (European Beech) is a beautiful, large, deciduous tree with a dense, pyramidal crown adorned with gracefully ascending branches. Its foliage of oval, wavy margined, deeply cut leaves emerges bronze-purple in spring, matures to deep red-purple, sometimes tinged with green and brown, before turning orange-brown in the fall.

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Fagus sylvatica (European Beech)

Native to central and southern Europe, Fagus sylvatica (European Beech) is a beautiful, large, deciduous tree with a densely pyramidal to rounded-spreading crown. Its foliage of broadly elliptic, lustrous leaves (4 in. long or 10 cm), is pale green when young, dark green when mature and turns rich russet and golden brown colors in the fall.

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Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla 'Aspleniifolia' (Fern-Leaved Beech)

Noted for its delicate, fine-textured form, Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla 'Aspleniifolia' (Fern-Leaved Beech) is a magnificent, deciduous tree of densely pyramidal habit when young, developing a broad open crown with age. The foliage of long and narrow leaves is gracefully cut into pointed lobes, giving a soft, fern-like texture.

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Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig)

Extremely popular as a houseplant, Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig) is an evergreen shrub or tree adorned with a dense, rounded canopy and gracefully drooping branches. Glossy, slender-pointed ovate leaves, 5 in. long (12 cm) generously clothe the long branches. Tiny, deep red figs, turning purplish black, appear on outdoor plants but they rarely appear on indoor plants.

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Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' (Fig)

Noted for its cold-hardiness, Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' (Fig) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with a spreading crown clothed in bold, deeply lobed leaves. Insignificant flowers form inside a hollow receptacle in spring that, when mature, enlarges and becomes fleshy. It becomes an edible fruit, 4 in. long (10 cm), at first green, but purplish when ripe.

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Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' (Fig)

Noted for its cold-hardiness, Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' (Fig) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with a spreading crown clothed in large, leathery, deeply lobed leaves. Insignificant flowers form inside a hollow receptacle in spring that, when mature, enlarges and becomes fleshy. It becomes an edible, medium-sized fruit, at first green, but deep purple when ripe.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' (Maidenhair Tree)

Regarded as producing the best golden fall color, Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer with a broad and rounded symmetrical crown. Adding visual interest and beauty to the landscape, its spreading canopy of unique, fan-shaped leaves, turns a stunning deep yellow color in the fall. This contributes to its exotic charm, as does its stark winter silhouette bristling with spiky buds.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmont' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmont' (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer with a dense, narrowly pyramidal crown adorned with nearly horizontal branches when young, becoming upright with age. Adding visual interest and beauty to the landscape, its canopy of unique, fan-shaped, green leaves, turns brilliant gold in the fall. This contributes to its exotic charm, as does its stark winter silhouette bristling with spiky buds.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis' (Maidenhair Tree) is a small deciduous conifer adorned with a fairly flat canopy of horizontally spreading branches, densely covered with pretty, fan-shaped, green leaves. The foliage turns brilliant gold in the fall. This contributes to its exotic charm, as does its stark winter silhouette bristling with spiky buds.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Majestic Butterfly' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Majestic Butterfly' (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer of vase-shaped, upright habit, adorned with a canopy of fan-shaped, beautifully variegated, green, cream and butter-yellow leaves. Reminiscent of the wings of butterflies, the variegated foliage holds its coloration throughout the growing season, before turning brilliant golden yellow in the fall. Slow-growing, 5-7 in. per year (12-17 cm), this graceful Maidenhair Tree is attractive in all seasons

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Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' (Maidenhair Tree) is a dwarf, deciduous conifer of semi-pendulous habit, adorned with thick, spreading branches, densely packed with fan-shaped, green leaves. The foliage turns brilliant golden yellow in the fall. Slow-growing, 2 in. per year (5 cm), this small Maidenhair Tree is attractive in all seasons - Even in winter, when its stark silhouette bristles with spiky buds, given the tree an exotic charm.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Peve Maribo' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Peve Maribo' (Maidenhair Tree) is a dwarf, deciduous conifer of upright, flat globose habit, adorned with thick branches, densely packed with fan-shaped leaves, striped cream to light yellow. The foliage holds its coloration throughout the growing season, before turning brilliant golden yellow in the fall. Slow-growing, 3-4 in. per year (7-10 cm), this small Maidenhair Tree is attractive in all seasons - Even in winter, when its stark silhouette bristles with spiky buds, given the tree an exotic charm.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer of broadly spreading habit, adorned with a canopy of unusual, fan-shaped, curled leaves, some tightly enough to resemble slender tubes. The foliage turns brilliant golden yellow in the fall. A moderate grower, 6-12 in. per year (15-30 cm), this graceful Maidenhair Tree is attractive in all seasons - Even in winter, when its stark silhouette bristles with spiky buds, given the tree an exotic charm.

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Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree)

Regarded as one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees, Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer with a dense, pyramidal habit when young, becoming more irregular with age. Adding visual interest and beauty to the landscape, its spreading canopy of unique, fan-shaped, rich green leaves, turns a stunning yellow color in the fall.

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Grevillea

Primarily native to Australia, Grevillea are evergreen shrubs or trees of great beauty with needle-like to fern-like foliage and incredibly flamboyant flowers. Most Grevillea varieties are very fast growing, tough and low maintenance. Easy to grow, they tolerate drought, heat, and grow well in poor soils as long as they are well-drained.

Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak)

Fast-growing and stately, Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) is an evergreen tree of great beauty. Pyramidal when young, it develops a few horizontal limbs when older, giving it a broader top. Mature specimens produce a striking display of large, rich, bright golden orange flowers, up to 5 in. long (12 cm), in dense, one-sided spikes in spring-summer.

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Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

Hardy, low maintenance, and ignored by most pests, Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) are deciduous shrubs or small trees of great beauty, particularly when their showy, fragrant flowers are on full display.

Hamamelis virginiana (Virginian Witch Hazel)

Noted for its fantastic fall attributes, Hamamelis virginiana (Virginian Witch Hazel) is an erect large, deciduous shrub or small tree, with sweetly-scented, bright yellow flowers in fall. Each flower consists of 4 golden ribbon-like, slightly-twisted, crinkled petals.

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Hibiscus mutabilis (Confederate Rose)

Fast growing, award-winning Hibiscus mutabilis (Confederate Rose) is a large spreading shrub or small multi-stemmed tree with huge flowers that make a big impact in the landscape. Blooming profusely from late summer through fall, Confederate Rose becomes the glory of the garden.

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Deservedly popular, Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' or 'PeeGee' is a large, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with conical flower panicles, up to 18 in. long (45 cm), packed almost entirely with sterile florets. Showy, the creamy-white florets become pink-tinged as fall approaches. Blooms profusely from midsummer to fall

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