Trees create the ambience of a garden. They provide shade to cool off the day and provide color in their flowers, seeds and fall foliage. Without trees a garden would not have a feeling of space or protection.


Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

This is a dwarf variety of the Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Young Lady’). You can see the seeds in the “smoke “

Smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Grace’) Photo taken in May.

Smoke tree – photos taken in June

Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Grace’) Photos taken in November.

Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’

Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Fastigate Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’) in November.

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Columnar Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘Armstrong’

Camperdown Elm (Ulmus glabra camperdownii)

European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’)

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Birch (Betula pendula and B. papyrifera)

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’

Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ sometimes blooms in the fall. These photos were taken in January.

Double Weeping Cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula Plena Rosea’)

Crabapple (Malus ‘Strawberry Parfait’)

Japanese Flowering Crabapple (Malus floribunda)

Red Jade Crabapple (Malus ‘Red Jade’)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Mimosa, Silk Tree (Albizzia julibrissen)

Silk Tree growing on an island in my neighbor’s pond.

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Lagerstroemia ‘Raspberry Dazzler’ This a dwarf Crepe Myrtle – 6′-8′ tall

Persian Parrotia (Parrotia persica)

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

The large Weeping Willow in the previous photos was destroyed in a large wind storm in 2021. The stump sprouted and a new tree is developing. This is now 6 months old.

2 years after sprouting from the stump.

Yellow Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’

Korean Dogwood (Cornus kousa) has edible fruit.

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Sour Gum, Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)

Sassafras albidum

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)

Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis)

Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus)

Red Oak (Quercus coccinea)

Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

Dove Tree, Handkerchief Tree Davidia involucrata)

Japanese Snowdrop Tree (Styrax japonicus)

X Chitalpa tashkentensis

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis ‘Warren Jones‘)

Sawleaf Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)


Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) (Deciduous)

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) (Deciduous)

Bald Cypress knees in the water serve to exchange air into the roots otherwise the tree couldn’t survive in the water saturated soil.

Larch (Larix laricena ‘Blue Sparkler’) (deciduous)


Michelia yunnanensis ‘Inspiration’ – fragrant

Hymenosporum flavum

Cork Oak (Quercus suber) Corks are made from the bark of this tree.

Fruitless Olive (Olea europaea ‘Majestic Beauty’)

Dwarf Olive (Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’)

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