Elegant, flattened, fan-like sprays of foliage clothe the drooping branches of this noble evergreen conifer from the far western United States. In the wild it forms a majestic conical tree with a massive buttressed trunk and thick shredding silver-brown to red-brown bark. In gardens it is mostly kno..
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 chang..
A sticky, perennial herb with underground stems (rhizomes). The hairy stems are upright, growing to about 1 m tallLeaves divided into 9–17 leaflets, held on a leaf stalk 10–20 cm long. The leaflets are arranged in pairs along a central axis, with a single leaflet pointing outwards at the end. Flower..
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 flo..
A medium to large evergreen tree found at low to high altitudes over much of western North America, this pine was favored by American Indians as a teepee support. This often lofty pine bears rather short, yellow green in bundles of two on red-brown branchlets. In spring, trees produce tiny male cone..
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 c..
Schisandra chinensis is a deciduous Climber growing at a medium rate.It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on an..
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 st..
Large in size but not as towering as many other firs grown, needle fir has rich green foliage that thickly whorls around its twigs. Becoming a tall, pyramid-like tree with spreading branches, it is native to Manchuria and Korea and extreme southeastern Siberia's (Russia). Its youngest twigs are yell..
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 east..
Manchurian striped maple is a small, spreading, deciduous tree from eastern Asia. Its white-striped branches, which provide year-round interested, give rise to large, blunt-lobed leaves in spring, which turn yellow in fall.More tolerant of full sun than most stripebark maples, and accepting of any s..
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 o..