Ornamental Tree

Gardening Guide

Ornamental Tree

Corinthian Pink Flowering Peach

Prunus persica ‘Corinthian Pink’ PP11902
Pink double flowers in spring followed by lustrous, sharply serrated green leaves. A highly ornamental tree valued for its lovely spring bloom.

20-25' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Corinthian White Flowering Peach

Prunus persica ‘Corinthian White’ PP11493
White double flowers in spring followed by lustrous, sharply serrated green leaves. A highly ornamental tree valued for its lovely spring bloom.

20-25' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergiana
Evergreen tree with bold, irregular branching pattern on a pyramidal form. Tolerates a wide range of soil types, moisture and other growing conditions. A very unique specimen for most any landscape use.

25-30' tall x 20-30' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Mexican Plum

Prunus mexicana
A Texas native, it is mainly used as an understory tree. It is loaded with white flowers in spring and it has purplish-red fruit in late summer. The dark green, leathery leaves turn yellow in fall. Typically a very durable tree but it does benefit from some afternoon shade.

15-20' tall x 15-20' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Purpleleaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera
Colorful deciduous tree with a stunning display of small pink flowers in spring. Purple leaves emerge after flowering and maintain its color through fall. Great accent tree or landscape specimen.

15' tall x 10' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

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

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis
A single trunk or multi-trunk spring flowering tree with small, purplish-pink flowers covering the branches in spring before the leaves emerge. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Easy to grow and to maintain.

15-20' tall x 15' wide

Full sun

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

Oklahoma Redbud

Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Oklahoma’
A very ornamental tree that has nearly year round interest. In spring, the branches are covered with deep pink buds and flowers. Heart-shaped, dark green, very glossy leaves appear after the blooms fade. These take on a yellow color in fall. A choice plant for small landscape situations.

20-25' tall x 20' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF