Ornamental Tree

Gardening Guide

Ornamental Tree

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

Eve’s Necklace

Sophora affinis
An outstanding smaller deciduous tree with an upright, oval crown. Rosy-pink flowers are produced in spring and hang in clusters. The fruit pods that follow are black and resemble a black string of beads. Heat tolerant and grows well in alkaline soils.

15-25' tall x 10-20' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora
An evergreen small tree or large shrub that is native to central Texas. It produces purple flowers that have a grape jelly scent which permeates the garden. It is heat and drought tolerant and requires little maintenance once it is established. A wonderful specimen plant that should be planted in more landscapes.

12-15' tall x 10-12' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia soulangiana
This small accent tree will begin flowering when only 2–4′ tall. Blossoms are pinkish purple outside with white inside. Flowers appear before leaves bud out providing exquisite early spring display. Popular cultivars include Ann, Betty and Jane.

30' tall x 30' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Summer Chocolate Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’ PP13822
A new mimosa that features chocolate to rich burgundy, deeply divided fern-like foliage and masses of showy pink to red flowers in summer. A fast grower that quickly forms a striking canopy of foliage.

20' tall x 15' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Burgundy Hearts® Redbud

Cercis canadensis ‘GRESWAN’ PP19654
A new selection with new growth emerging shimmering red-purple. Showy pink-lavender flowers appear before the heart-shaped leaves emerge in spring. Older shaded foliage may revert to green during the season.

15-20' tall x 15-20' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Merlot Redbud

Cercis x ‘Merlot’ PP22297
Bright pink flowers appear in early spring before the foliage emerges. Thick and glossy, dark purple leaves stand up well to heat. Great accent or specimen. Sports a tight, compact growth habit.

15' tall x 15-20' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Mexican Redbud

Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
Open and airy multi-stemmed small tree with heart-shaped leaves that have rippled edges. Rose-violet flowers bloom along the branches in spring. Leaves turn gold in fall.

10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF