Grown for its handsome foliage that flutters and flashes with the slightest breeze, this medium to large deciduous tree is also valued for its symmetrical habit and its fragrant summer flowers. It is native to Southwest Asia and Southeast Europe.The rich green, glossy, heart-shaped leaves of this hardy tree have fuzzy, silvery-gray undersides that ..
Hardy and reliable, arrowwood is a useful medium-sized to large deciduous shrub that is amenable to many growing conditions and soil types. This native of the eastern United States has straight upright stems, a rounded habit, and distinctive dark green, coarsely toothed leaves that turn shades of yellow, burgundy or purple-red in fall. In late spri..
Abies pinsapo (Spanish fir) is a species of fir native to southern Spain and northern Morocco. Related to other species of Mediterranean firs, it is considered the Andalusian National Tree, and is native to the Andalusian mountains. Abies pinsapo is an evergreen tree growing to 20–30 m tall, with a conic crown, sometimes becoming irregular with age..
Stone pine is native to the northern Mediterranean coastal region (Southern Europe to Turkey and Lebanon). In the Mediterranean area, edible pine nuts from this pine have been harvested since prehistoric times. Pine nuts may be eaten raw or roasted, and may be added to a variety of culinary dishes. This is an umbrella-shaped tree that grows in its ..
This is a small, tropical semi-deciduous tree, named and grown for its unusual, delicious fruits called sugar apples, sweetsops or custard apples. They have a thick rind divided into knobby segments that separate when the fruit ripens to reveal conical, creamy-white segments of sweet, fragrant flesh, some containing a single seed. The flowers are f..
This is a tough shade tree that grows in a wide range of soils. This tree may be used as a lawn tree or street tree. Sugarberry is basically a southern version of common or northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis). Sugarberry differs from common hackberry inter alia by fruits are juicier and sweeter, bark is less corky, leaves are narrower with mos..
Rare in cultivation but occurring naturally only in a small area of northwestern Turkey, Bornmueller's fir has a controversial identity. While some taxonomists consider it nothing more that a variant of the Caucasian or Nordman's fir (Abies nordmanniana), others think it arose from the natural hybridization of the Nordman's fir with the Greek fir (..
Renowned for its toughness, its tolerance of alkaline soils, and its colorful summer fruits, this large coarse deciduous shrub from Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa is also known as a parent of the popular hybrid Viburnum × rhytidophylloides. Its sparse upright stems bear leathery wrinkled oval leaves that are dark grayish-green with fuzzy..
White spruce is a tall evergreen conifer native to the northern United States and Canada. Broadly pyramidal when young, it becomes more columnar with age. Its cones are relatively small. Crushed needles emit a pungent, skunky smell. Many cultivars of white spruce are available, including those with smaller mature sizes or dwarfed and weeping habits..
Whitebarked Himalayan birch is a pyramidal, deciduous tree native from the Himalayas into southern China. Best known for its striking chalk-white bark, which provides year-round interest, it also features dark green leaves which turn yellow in fall. Himalayan birch prefers full sun or light shade and reasonably fertile, well-drained soil. It works ..
Yunnan pine, Pinus yunnanensis, is found at lower elevations in Tibet, between 1,800 and 9,000 feet. The long, bright green needles can reach 1 foot in length and grow in clusters of two or three. The tree has a conical shape in youth that later matures into a flat-topped shape with a bare trunk. Because of low winds in its native range, Yunnan ..