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Landscape Shrubs & Trees

Foliage, shapes, and color are the foundational structure of a well planned garden. The plants on this board are great choices for establishing a foundation when planning a well designed garden.

Nandina Domestica Firepower Compact Evergreen Shrub | eBay

Nandina Domestica Firepower Compact Evergreen Shrub

Loropetalum Purple Prince

170mm Loropetalum Purple Prince

Cercis Weeping Redbud Tree from Cottage Farms Direct

Cottage Farms Direct

Purple Diamond Loropetalum is a great evergreen low growing shrub.  It is different than the most common loropetalums because of its low growth habit and redder color.  It also is covered in red flowers in spring.

White birch, ferns and purple astilbe

Wolfberry (Elaeagnus commutata 'Quicksilver'), from Cistus Nursery (Tripple Brook Farm has the species) -- Cultivar of a species of Elaeagnus

Beautiful fall color of the Sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum)

Idyll Haven: October 2012

Shade tree - Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’, or the Full Moon Maple.

Hibiscus syriacus | Green Theatre

Great fast growing tree for Texas. "Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.

zmotion » Royal Super Tree

Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew - Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'. This exceptional cold hardy evergreen shrub is a perfect low-maintenance choice for ground cover, large scale borders or low hedge. Strong and sturdy, it provides good erosion control on slopes. Attractive dark green foliage retains color in the coldest of winters. Evergreen. Moderate growing 30 in. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.

Virginia Sweetspire Shrub - A Gardeners' Guide to Shrubs

The curling, peeling #bark of the Arbutus tree (Arbutus menziesii), also known as a Pacific Madrone, forms abstract patterns.

Catawba crepe myrtle. If you love violet flowers and reddish-orange fall foliage, consider planting this Crape Myrtle in your Houston, Texas garden. This pretty tree will grow to be about 20 feet tall, and does best when planted in full sun. It can tolerate cold down to single digits (unlikely in Houston, Texas) and is also disease resistant and drought tolerant. This Crape Myrtle is a good choice for an accent plant or small landscapes. It will bring birds to your Houston, Texas garden.

Golden-chain tree

Landscaping with Accent Trees - Landscaping Network
  • carolyn crittenden

    Beautifull tree, we have one like it called Golden Shower, and grows in many towns in Australia in the streets. Looks amazing when flowering time.

  • Doug Harrington

    These bloom in Spring here, and they are beautiful!

  • carolyn crittenden

    They are late Spring and mostly Summer flowering in Australia and ours are called Cassia Fistula ( golden Shower Tree) They are so pretty to see and in a couple of little country towns in Queensland they are planted along the roadside at the entry to the towns.....just a beautifull show of yellow.

  • Doug Harrington

    I looked this up, Carol. They are both from the same family of trees! Your description sounds lovely!

  • carolyn crittenden

    Thank you Dough, I love some of the photos you put up too. There are so many beautifull plants in this great world of ours. It' makes you glad to be alive and enjoying seeing some of them.

Photo of Trumpet Vine grown as a tree. A 6x6 post cemented in the ground to support it, keep them at about 6ft. high. In the fall cut the side branching arms to about 12 inches. the main trunks are kept intact.

"Paperbark Cherry" tree (Prunus serrula) Washington Arboretum, Seattle

Mexican Flowering Dogwood. Cornus florida urbiniana. a.k.a. Magic Dogwood. An exotic Mexican variant of the more common Flowering Dogwood.

Hydrangea aspera ‘Plum Passion’ is a recent introduction from Dan Hinkley/Monrovia Nursery. Pinner wrote: "I was very very very excited when Dan emailed me a photo of the original cuttings he took of this selection. Now it thrives in my woodland garden in Langley.Nobody thought it would be hardy, but it sure is. The purple-tinged new foliage is a knockout ! In only two years it has reached 6′ x 6′ . It seems very happy in semi-shade and moist soil."

WEIGELA 'Midnight Wine' A Paradise Garden Five Star Shrub A marvelous low mounding, dwarf version of 'Wine Roses'. Dark burgundy-purple foliage and pink flowers. Perfect for the front of the border.

Paradise Garden - WEIGELA 'Midnight Wine' - Shrub - Shrubs