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..
Tall and upright with spreading branches covered in flaking gray and tan bark, London plane tree is best known as a tough urban street tree. It is a hybrid between American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and Asian planetree (P. orientalis), and was hybridized in England in the middle of the 17th century. Hybrid vigor makes this hardy deciduous a ..
This ancient deciduous tree has large crown composed of sparse branches covered with interesting lobed, fan-shaped leaves that are unlike those of any other tree. They turn captivating shades of gold in fall and drop quickly, creating a bright carpet that slowly fades to brown. In the winter, its stark, deeply furrowed, grayish tan bark and knobby ..
Delicate and pretty with snowy white flowers in mid- to late spring, Siberian crabapple also bears showy red to yellow small fruits by late summer persisting into midwinter. This medium-sized deciduous tree is native to the mixed forests of the Himalayas northward across China and Mongolia into eastern Siberia. The bark is smooth and gray and its y..
Manchurian white birch is a medium-sized, conical, deciduous tree native to northeast Asia. In addition to its creamy-white bark, which provides year-round display, it features pale green leaves from late spring through summer, golden fall color, and tan catkins in early spring. All favor full sun or light shade and reasonably fertile, well-drained..
These taller cotoneaster are less common in landscapes, but are occasionally planted for their attractive flowers and foliage and showy fruit.These hardy woody plants bear small (or occasionally larger), rounded, leathery leaves that alternate along trailing to erect, straight to zigzag stems. Leaf color ranges from deep- to gray-green, with decidu..
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..
Mountain pieris is a compact broadleaf evergreen that is covered with beautiful white upright flower sprays in early and mid-spring. The flower buds of this southeastern United States native are light green and are attractive in and of themselves, providing significant winter interest. Once they open, many small urn-shaped flowers hang downward fro..
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..
Utils or Nepalese alder, Alnus nepalensis D. Don. (Betulaceae), is a deciduous or semideciduous tree with a straight trunk that reaches up to 30 m in height and 60 cm (rarely to 2 m) in diameter.A. nepalensis occurs throughout Nepal at 500-3000 m elevation. At lower altitudes particularly, utis occurs on moist sites, such as near rivers and in ravi..
Alnus nitida is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in). It is hardy to zone 7. It is in flower in September. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.It can fix Nitrogen. Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in..
Collected in January 2019 in Lithuania (North Europe, zone 5b). Tested germination rate - 95%,Northern catalpa is a deciduous very fast growing tree with an irregular to oval form. It is native to a small area in an interior south-central region of the United States. Leaves are medium to dark green and heart-shaped. This catalpa bears fragrant whit..
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. ..