Ornamental Tree

Gardening Guide

Ornamental Tree

Green Banana

Musa basjoo
A cold hardy, clump-forming selection with large, bold leaves to 2′ wide and 6′ long. Ideal for adding a tropical feel to any landscape. Fast growing. Nice in groups or as a single specimen. Cut back in winter.

15' tall x 10' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Feelin’ Blue Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara ‘Feelin’ Blue’
A low-growing, dwarf cedar with bluish-green foliage. Branches grow in a random pattern. Great selection for smaller space gardens, rock gardens and large containers. A really unique specimen.

2-4' tall x 6' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Feelin’ Sunny® Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara ‘MonKinn’ PP23886
A low-growing, dwarf cedar with bright yellow foliage. Branches grow in a random pattern. Great selection for smaller space gardens, rock gardens and large containers. A really unique specimen. May be trained into an upright tree form.

4-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica ‘Horstmann’
An irregular-growing, semi-dwarf evergreen tree or large shrub with dense, icy-blue foliage. Great specimen plant and is perfect in limited space landscapes. Good heat and drought tolerance.

8-10' tall x 5-6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
Hardy, vase-shaped deciduous tree. Rosy-pink double flowers bloom in spring. New leaves are reddish-copper, maturing to dark green and then turning bronze-orange in fall. Makes a good specimen tree.

30' tall x 20' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Morning Cloud Chitalpa

X Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Morning Cloud’
Small, multi-stemmed deciduous tree with ascending branches. Long, narrow, bright green leaves. Large clusters of trumpet-shaped white flowers with purple throats bloom in summer. Heat and drought tolerant.

20-30' tall x 20-30' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Falling Waters Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
A unique, smaller, weeping form with bright green needles. It is a deciduous conifer and provides the winter landscape with an interesting form. Grows well in wet or dry conditions and requires little maintenance to keep its nice shape.

10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Bubba Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’
Lovely burgundy and lavender, two-tone, trumpet-shaped fragrant flowers appear late spring through summer. A graceful open canopy of narrow, willow-like leaves. Heat and drought tolerant.

15-20' tall x 15-20' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Cherokee Brave Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Comco No.1’ PP10166
Spring-blooming tree with large leaves that have a glossy appearance. New growth is burgundy-red, becoming dark rich green with maturity. Bright pink bracts with white throats surround the tiny yellow flower clusters in the center of each showy bloom.

20-25' tall x 20-25' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’
This white flowering variety of the popular spring flowering dogwood is highly ornamental with pinkish new foliage growth. It grows in an upright, oval shape while developing a rounded crown. Leaves turn bright red in fall.

20-25' tall x 20-25' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF