Common hackberry is a deciduous shade tree native to the eastern United States nad extreme southern Canada. The foliage is reminiscent of the American elm but often suffers from small warty galls. It has purple, pea-sized fruit in the fall and readily self seeds and can become invasive. Fall foliage color is a clear yellow. Mature trees have distin..
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous woody vine that originates from eastern Asia. It is an attractive plant with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers that appear in late spring but is primarily grown for its tart and sweet pale green fruits. Kiwi are dioecious, which means individual plants have either female flowers or male flowers. So, it is neces..
Although having lovely green foliage, the desert false indigo's habit find few gardeners in love with it. The blue-violet to indigo colored flower spikes occur in midsummer. A spreading but also upright, rather unkempt deciduous shrub, it is native to a wide expanse of the eastern United States and southcentral Canada as well as in moister canyons ..
Glossy heart-like leaves and the persistent brown seed fruits make Italian alder a great shade tree with multi-season interest and grace. An upright deciduous tree that does not get too wide, it hails from southern Italy and Corsica. Its barks becomes light gray-sandy brown with shallow fissures and small plates, often blotched.In early spring this..
Attractively cloaked in deeply lobed leaves, hops produces pine-scented flowers that are widely used to preserve and flavor beer. A fast growing, annual vine, it is native to North America, Europe and western Asia. The tender new stem tips can also be harvested and cooked as a vegetable.The bright to medium green leaves are lobed, usually three or ..
Admired for its beautiful spring blooms, Japanese flowering quince is a spiny, compact to medium-sized, deciduous shrub native to Japan. Profuse clusters of small, salmon or orange, bowl-shaped flowers cover the plant very early in spring, before and after its smooth green leaves emerge. These are followed by gnarled, yellowish, apple-shaped fruits..
Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring.This species forms a small tree up to 12 metres in height and 10 metres in width.The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the t..
This kiwi is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 4,50 - 6 m (15-20') and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped, green foliage variegated with white and/or pink. Flowers are not particularly showy since they are often hidden by the foliage. Juvenile fo..
Leatherleaf viburnum is an upright broadleaf evergreen that adds interest to many shaded parts of the garden. Glossy furrowed leaves and slightly fragrant flowers that develop into fruit highlight this native of China. The flowers appear by late spring in clusters. Fruits develop red and then change to black before being fully ripe by start of fal..
The fragrance of an old-fashioned lilac in bloom is aromatherapy at its finest. European in origin, these tall, open, deciduous shrubs don't look like much when they are not in bloom, but in late spring to early summer they become brag-worthy. Luminous panicles of purple, lavender, white or pink flowers appear along their branches. Next year's flow..
Chastetree is a fast growing small tree or tender shrub native to southern Europe and western Asia. Its wispy, narrowly palmate, gray-green leaves are aromatic if crushed. The small fragrant lavender blue flowers appear at the branch tips from late spring or early summer into autumn. The palmate (hand-shaped), gray-green leaves with silvery undersi..
The common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a slow growing, large deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 26 feet (8 m) tall. The leaves are dark green and 2 to 6 inches (6 to 15 cm) long and 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 cm) wide.The leaves turn a spectacular red in the fall, and the plant has beautiful white flowers in late spring. The fruit is a pom..
A dense medium-sized deciduous shrub valued for its cold-hardiness and its early bloom, this Asian native bears masses of scented pale pink flowers in earliest spring. Edible round red fruits follow the flowers. The reddish-brown bark provides winter interest. The oval leaves have fuzzy undersides. This tough shrub relishes sun and well-drained soi..
This is certainly one of the most beautiful of the North American deciduous trees. Eastern redbud is a medium-sized tree that is native to eastern and central North America.Eastern redbud has very distinctive large, heart-shaped leaves that are often tinted with purple when they first emerge, turn medium green shortly after and then yellow in fall...
Norway Maple was introduced from Scandinavia in the seventeenth century, and has since enriched Britain’s scenery with its bright spring blossom and rich autumn foliage. The twigs are stout and shiny, generally tinged with red before turning brown. The small winter buds are set oppositely, and are bluntly pointed, with shiny reddish-tinged scales. ..