Ornamental Tree

Gardening Guide

Ornamental Tree

Shishigashira Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Shishigashira’
Slow, upright form with crinkled, deep green foliage. The leaves are resistant to leaf scorch and turn golden-yellow with hints of red-orange.

6' tall x 4-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’
Mound-shaped, dwarf tree with waxy, deep red bark and graceful cascading branches. Deeply cut and dissected purple-red foliage throughout the summer changes to bright red in fall. Ideal for container, accent or specimen use.

6-8' tall x 8-10' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Waterfall Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Waterfall’
Attractive ornamental tree with loose, gracefully weeping branches clothed in bright chartreuse foliage throughout summer turning to gold in fall. Ideal for accent, specimen or container use.

5-6' tall x 6-8' wide

Part shade to 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

Dwarf Sabal Palm

Sabal minor
A very slow-growing, durable palm that has bluish-green, fan-shaped leaves. Stays low to the ground and the stems arise from a crown of underground roots. Grows well in moist soil and is drought tolerant when established.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Pindo Palm

Butia capitata
A hardy, feather leafed palm popular for its blue-green foliage. Large, airy canopy of arching leaves that grow to 6 feet long. Great as specimen plant. Slow-growing.

10-20' tall x 10-20' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Texas Sabal Palm

Sabal mexicana
A slow-growing, native Texas palm with large bright green leaves forming a dense rounded crown. Use in groupings in lawns or large-scale plantings or as specimens around pools and patios.

20-30' tall x 15-20' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei
Upright, slow-growing palm with a single trunk that is covered in dense fibers. Large, fan shaped leaves are 3′ across. A great accent, specimen or patio palm. Use around pools for a tropical effect.

10-20' tall x 8-10' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Bonfire Dwarf Flowering Peach

Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’
Attractive ornamental dwarf tree with unique dark red leaves that hold their color throughout the season. Double pink-red flowers bloom in spring. Great in containers or planted in the landscape. It does produces fruit, but not of the best quality.

5' tall x 5' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Crimson Cascade Weeping Peach

Prunus ‘Crimson Cascade’
Produces red double flowers, followed by deep maroon leaves that fade to green-maroon by mid-summer. Grown for its ornamental value rather than fruit production. Nice specimen. One of the first trees to bloom in spring.

12-15' tall x 10-12' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF