The bark is attractive, the fall color pleasing, and the summer foliage sensational, but the lovely, bell-shaped flowers trump all the other ornamental features on this under-used native tre...
Pink Silverbell's delicate spring beauty is intoxicating! The bell-shaped blooms are the primary ornamental feature of this native, medium-sized tree. The Pink Silverbell is a fine-looking p...
Halesia monticola ‘Rosea’
American Smoketree is an ornamental plant in its own right. A tough tree, it grows naturally in rocky outcroppings in the lower Midwest. The flowers are insignificant, but the billowy hairs...
The Sourwood is an understory tree, native to the southern Appalachian Mountains. The drooping, cream-colored summer flowers are unique to this sole member of its genus. The brilliant, red f...
Norway Spruce is a large, fast-growing tree that holds its color well throughout the winter. Branchlets do become pendulous as the tree matures. The texture of the young tree is fine to medi...
Spruce (Oriental 'Gowdy')
Selected from the graceful Oriental Spruce, Gowdy is, unsurprisingly, a first-rate ornamental. Three characteristics separate it from the rest of the species: smaller size, informal growth,...
Picea orientalis 'Gowdy
An evergreen with a very pleasing personality.
Fine-textured with dark green color, this is possibly the most refined Spruce. New foliage is light green and contrasts beautifully with...
Graceful, almost delicate, in form, the Serbian Spruce is one of my favorite Spruces. The architectural structure gives this tree a very regal appearance. The pendulous branches curve upward...
Unassuming. Comfortable. Attractive. Somehow this shrub fits anywhere: next to the stone wall, along the border to the patio, or as a foundation plant. In the scurry to place gaudy sensation...
Black Tupelo is a very refined native when properly placed. The foliage, glossy in the summer, exhibits spectacular yellows, oranges, or reds in the autumn. This tree usually maintains a str...