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..
The most frequently cultivated species in northern China, valued for its wood.Very decorative for a medium sized properties, streets, parks.Grow in full to partial sun in a fertile, deep, moist soil that ideally is neutral to alkaline in pH. It handles shearing well and can be used as a large estate..
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..
This deciduous fruit bearing tree is the parent of most modern apricot cultivars. Native to Northeast China, and introduced to cultivation there more than 3,000 years ago, the apricot reached southeastern Europe via Armenia or Persia in about 70 BC. It was later introduced to Spain by the Arabs. It ..
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 ..
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 beautifu..
Common in the understory of the forests of eastern North America, mountain maple is also an attractive subject for lightly shaded gardens. Typically forming a large multi-trunked shrub, it bears dark green leaves with toothed margins and three pointed lobes. The leaves turn bright orange, red, or ye..
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 ope..