The Best Ornamental Trees
Create a garden focal point with one show-stopping tree.
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Japanese Maple Leaves are Distinctively Yellow
Acer palmatum, Sango kaku, are generally grown for attractive foliage and shape. It also has excellent winter bark. Plant around the home or yard or periphery of the border or rock garden. Plant multi stemmed shrub forms in small gardens.
Create Focal Point with Dramatic Tree Species
Ornamental trees can become focal points when planted in large containers and used alongside other plantings in a backyard garden or on a patio.
Weeping Trees Create Graceful Garden Focal Point
Weeping trees have a graceful look and can be used as a focal point in the garden for maximum impact. This flowering cherry blooms profusely in spring.
Cornus kousa 'China Girl', Chinese dogwood, is a deciduous, small tree with compact, shrubby habit. Small, button like flowers are surrounded by four showy bracts. Small red fruits are showy and hang gracefully on long stalks.
Malus 'Evereste' Crabapple has Magnificent Blossoms
This Crabapple tree puts on a magnificent display of blossoms in spring, with white flowers opening from pink buds. Small apples follow and can last into winter.
Tulip Tree Makes a Great Garden Focal Point
Long clusters of yellow pea flowers of the Golden Chain Tree hang from the branches of this tree in spring and early summer. Thees golden flowers look particularly striking when trained over an arch.
Japanese Snowbell Grows Well in Acidic Soil
The Japanese Snowbell is a good ornamental tree for small spaces or as a focal point in a large garden with acidic soil.
Named for its horizontal tiers of green leaves, the pagoda dogwood makes a gorgeous focal point in your landscaping.
Vitex agnus castus var. latifolia, or Chaste tree, is a large, multi-stemmed shrub with fine, lacy leaves that are glossy and green. Bright blue flower panicles begin to form in early summer and continue through fall.