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


Magnolia 'Ivory Chalice'

Magnolia 'Ivory Chalice' is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with exquisite, upright, chalice-shaped, ivory flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), in late winter or early spring. Fragrant, the blooms appear on naked branches, before the leaves unfurl.

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Magnolia 'Pinkie'

Perfect for small gardens, Magnolia 'Pinkie' is a compact, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with abundant blossoms in mid to late spring. It produces masses of large, cup-shaped flowers, 7-8 in. across (18 cm), with up to 9-12 broad tepals, reddish-purple at their base fading to pale pink at their tips and white on the inside.

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Magnolia 'Solar Flair'

Magnolia 'Solar Flair' is a deciduous tree with masses of upright, deep yellow flowers in early spring. Each luminous flower, 5 in. across (13 cm), is tinged rosy-pink at the base. The blooms are borne on leafless branches, since they emerge before the new leaves begin to unfurl.

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Magnolia 'Spectrum'

A sister seedling of Magnolia 'Galaxy', award-winning Magnolia 'Spectrum' is a small to medium-sized conical tree adorned with a profusion of huge, tulip-shaped, dark pink flowers in mid to late spring.

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Magnolia 'Star Wars'

Incredibly beautiful, award-winning Magnolia 'Star Wars' is a small deciduous tree or large shrub adorned with a profusion of huge, fragrant, rosy-pink flowers in mid to late spring. Each blossom, up to 11 in. across (28 cm), counts 12 tepals that splay out gracefully as the flower matures.

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Magnolia 'Sunsation'

Offering a rich color blend, Magnolia 'Sunsation' is a deciduous tree with masses of upright, golden yellow flowers with a rosy-purple blushed base in mid to late spring. Each sunny flower is quite large, 7 in. across (17 cm). The blooms are borne on leafless branches, as they emerge before the new leaves begin to unfurl.

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Magnolia 'Susan'

Perfect for small gardens, Magnolia 'Susan' is a slow-growing deciduous shrub or small tree with fragrant reddish-purple flowers in mid to late spring. Narrow goblet-shaped, the blossoms, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), count 6 slightly twisted tepals, purple-red on the outside and paler inside.

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Magnolia 'Vulcan'

One of the darkest red Magnolias, 'Vulcan' is a striking deciduous shrub or small, elegant tree with rich, ruby-red flowers. Blooming in early or mid spring before the foliage emerges, the magnificent, cup-and-saucer-shaped blossoms are huge, 10-12 in. across (25-30 cm), heavily-textured and create one of the most beautiful sights when in bloom.

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Magnolia 'Yellow Bird'

Regarded as one of the best yellow-flowered Magnolias, Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' is an upright, conical to pyramidal, deciduous shrub or tree of breathtaking beauty when in full bloom. Masses of goblet-shaped, lemon-yellow flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), appear in late spring as the new leaves emerge.

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Magnolia denudata 'Forrest's Pink' (Yulan Magnolia)

Hardy and incredibly pretty, Magnolia denudata 'Forrest's Pink' is a small deciduous tree with exquisite, bubble gum pink flowers, flushed deeper pink at the base of their tepals. Upright and cup-shaped when borne, the fragrant flowers, 4-8 in. long (10-20 cm), gracefully open their 9-11 tepals as they mature, resembling lilies.

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Magnolia denudata 'Yellow River' (Yulan Magnolia)

A new variety from China, Magnolia denudata 'Yellow River' also known as 'Fei Huang', is a small deciduous tree with exquisite, sweetly fragrant, buttery-yellow flowers. Upright and goblet-shaped when borne, the large flowers, 6 in. long (15 cm), gracefully open their tepals as they mature, resembling lilies.

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Magnolia denudata (Yulan Magnolia)

Regarded as one of the most beautiful Magnolias, award-winning Magnolia denudata, also called Yulan Magnolia or Lily Tree, is a large deciduous shrub or small tree whose exquisite flowers were a gift worthy of an emperor in ancient China.

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Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'

Perfect for small gardens, Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' is a spreading deciduous shrub or small deciduous tree of rounded habit with deep lustrous green leaves and slightly fragrant, dark reddish-purple flowers in late spring. Narrowly tulip-shaped, the upright blossoms, up to 5 in. long (12 cm), count 9-18 tepals, purple-red on the outside, opening to reveal pale purple insides.

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Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory' (Anise Magnolia)

Extremely floriferous and widely popular, award-winning Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory' is a medium-sized deciduous tree of spectacular beauty when in full bloom. Produced in profusion in early to mid spring, the scented, semi-double white blossoms are tulip-shaped, upward-facing and quite large, 7 in. across (17 cm).

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Magnolia salicifolia (Anise Magnolia)

Native to Japan, Magnolia salicifolia, also known as Anise Magnolia or Willow-Leafed Magnolia, is a medium-sized deciduous tree with scented, white flowers in early spring. Each blossom, 3-6 in. across (8-15 cm), counts 6 spreading tepals which sometimes display a tinge of pink at their base, adding to the beauty of the bloom.

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Magnolia sprengeri var. diva 'Copeland Court' (Sprenger's Magnolia)

Award-winning Magnolia sprengeri var. diva 'Copeland Court' is a small, spreading, deciduous tree with goblet-shaped, rich sugar pink flowers. Blooming in mid spring before the foliage emerges, the magnificent, blossoms are opulent, large, 8 in. across (20 cm), and create one of the most breathtaking sights when in bloom.

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Magnolia sprengeri var. diva 'Diva' (Sprenger's Magnolia)

Magnolia sprengeri var. diva 'Diva' is an elegant deciduous shrub or small tree with strongly fragrant, saucer-shaped, deep rose-pink flowers. Blooming in early to mid spring before the foliage emerges, the magnificent, blossoms are opulent, large, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), and create one of the most breathtaking sights when in bloom.

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Magnolia stellata 'Centennial' (Star Magnolia)

Regarded as one of the best medium-sized Magnolias for the landscape, award-winning Magnolia stellata 'Centennial' is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree of stunning beauty when in full bloom.

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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia)

A charming, compact form of the Star Magnolia, award-winning Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' is a large, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree of great popularity. Opening from pale pink buds, masses of exceptionally large, pure white flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), with a slight touch of pink appear in early spring.

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Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

Prized for its fragrant flowers, showy conelike fruit, handsome foliage, and smooth gray bark, Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia) can be grown as a graceful, slender tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub. Evergreen to semi-evergreen in mild climates, the foliage of lanceolate shiny green leaves glimmers in the wind as a result of their silvery undersides.

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Magnolia × loebneri 'Encore'

Slow-growing and very floriferous, Magnolia x loebneri 'Encore' is a medium to large deciduous shrub or small tree of remarkable beauty when in full bloom. Opening from soft pink buds, the fragrant white flowers are adorned with a delicate pink tinge inside their 20-25 tepals. Interestingly, the flowers are grouped with up to 4 of them at the tip of the branches, increasing the floral display.

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Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Noted for its frost resistance, award-winning Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree of remarkable beauty when in full bloom.

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Magnolia × loebneri 'Merrill'

VVigorous and very free-flowering, award-winning Magnolia × loebneri 'Merrill' is an outstanding small deciduous tree. In early to mid spring, masses of large white flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), appear before the foliage of oblong leaves unfurl. Each fragrant blossom is packed with 15 broad tepals which are delicately blushed with pink at their base.

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Magnolia × soulangeana 'Alba Superba' (Saucer Magnolia)

One of the most popular deciduous Magnolias, Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' (Saucer Magnolia) is an upright shrub or small tree with huge, fragrant, pure white, tulip-shaped flowers, which are beautifully flushed purple-pink at their base.

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