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Top Ten Most Desirable Trees

Looking for the perfect tree to fill out an open space in your landscape? Whether you seek summertime shade or brilliant fall color, adding a tree can be a lasting source of enjoyment in the garden or front yard. Here is a list of our favorite trees based on size, color, leaf characteristics and insect/disease resistance. If you have specific landscape requirements, we would be happy to consult with you on a tree choice.

Paperbark Maple

Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum) 20-30' Exfoliating orange bark for winter interest and good fall color.   more info

Paperbark Maple

Japanese Cedar

(Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans') 20-35' Soft delicate foliage, bronze fall color.    more info

Carolina Silverbell

Carolina Silverbell

(Halesia tetraptera) 20-35 Bell shaped flower, good understory tree, yellow hue in fall.

Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree

(Cercidiphyllum japonicum) 60-80' Yellow fall color on heart shaped foliage few pest problems.   more info

Korean Dogwood

Korean Dogwood

(Cornus Kousa) 20-30' Anthracnose resistant white flowers in spring followed by raspberry like fruit.   more info

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

(Thuja plicata) 60-90 Resistant to root rot, likes moist soils.

Sourwood

Sourwood

(Oxydendrum arboreum) 40' Wonderful fall color, bell shaped white flowers in spring.   more info

Persian Parrotia

Persian Parrotia

(Parrotia persica) 20-30' Brown exfoliating bark, showy crimson stamens in early spring.  more info

Japanese Stewartia

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia psuedocamellia) 30-40' White Camellia like flowers in summer, wonderful orange exfoliating bark.   more info

Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell

(Styrax japonicus) 20-30' White Flowers (May/June) that hang down, pest free.