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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.

Landscape Shrubs & Trees

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5 Best-Behaved Trees to Grace a Patio - Big enough for shade but small enough for easy care, these amiable trees mind their manners in a modest outdoor space

5 Best-Behaved Trees to Grace a Patio

Contemporary Landscape by Form and Foliage

Hinoki false cypresses. This tree, known botanically as Chamaecyparis, is related to cypress and generally exhibits the same fine texture. There are two major types of Chamaecyparis: pisifera and obtusa. Pisifera is enerally blue in color and has a coarser, more rounded type of foliage, whereas obtusa’s foliage is generally softer and flatter. Both are excellent tools in creating an artistic garden composition.

The garden: Conifer Gardens

the garden: Conifer Gardens

Another beautiful example of Japanese maple, this time a 'Acer Dissectum Garnet' with gorgeous dark red leaves. The shape of leaves on an Acer trees make their presence indicative of a Japanese-style garden.

Prairy Fire Crabapple - spring color, small, colorful, persistent fruit in fall. Check when fruit drops, and how much mess it makes.

Prairiefire Crabapple

Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry

Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.

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Saucer Magnolia tree

Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea 'Nana' H: 2-3 ft W: 2-3 ft Full - Partial Sun Blooms: Spring Spacing: 3-4 ft. no maintenance- no pest or disease problems drought-tolerant no chemicals needed small, yellow flowers in the spring Purple berries follow the flowers turning red in the winter food for birds No shearing or pruning needed perfect for under a window sill or as a driveway hedge. In warmer areas evergreen, colder decidious

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree to add to your landscape and help a great cause at the same time! Plus, right now, every member that orders will receive a free Red Maple! Click the pic for more info.

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cherry tree I'm planning to line my fairly long driveway with a whole bunch of these trees.

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  • Marjorie

    That would look very nice.

  • Doug Harrington
    Doug Harrington

    Actually comment from previous pinner! ;-)

  • Marjorie

    It would be nice along the lane anywhere though.

  • Doug Harrington
    Doug Harrington

    It would, and this time of year they are beautiful!

  • Marjorie


Ceanothus - spring flowering evergreen, grown as a tree

Actaea ‘Black Negligee’ with the Japanese forest grass Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’

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Red Maple

Great Shade Trees for Landscape Designs

~Foliage colours of Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis Obtusa "Spiralis"

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Perfect as a single vertical accent or planted in groupings, the hardy Juniperus communis 'Compressa' slowly grows tall while remaining extremely narrow.

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Sunset Landscape book II

Sunset Landscape book II - eyeofthelady
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    sandra gregory

    Beautiful colours!

Fothergilla ~ A wonderful but underused shade-loving shrub, fothergilla offers blue-green foliage in spring and summer. Its leaves reveal warm shades of gold and orange in fall. And fothergilla has honey-scented springtime flowers to boot.

Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

Japanese Tamukeyama Maple Tree | Cherished for its colorful crimson-red foliage throughout the seasons, this beautiful flora enlivens your outdoor oasis.

Cottage Farms Direct Live Japanese Tamukeyama Maple Tree | zulily

Weeping White Spruce... craig loves these. Maybe in front landscape?

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Golden Dutchess Hemlock An exciting new evergreen, this develops graceful arching branches covered in golden yellow needles. ‘Golden Dutchess’ is a compact variety perfect for rock gardens or containers. Like other hemlocks, ‘Golden Dutchess’ does best in woodland settings where it receives dappled sunlight. It prefers rich, slightly moist soil. Name: Tsuga Canadensis ‘Golden Dutchess’ hemlock Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial sun Size: 3–4 feet tall, 3–5 feet wide Zones: 4–7 553

Must-Grow New Shrubs, Trees, and Vines for 2014

Wichita Blue Juniper gets 10-15' tall & 4-6' wide. This tree stays relatively narrow & pyramidal. The botanical name is Juniperus scopulorum & is also known as Rocky Mountain Juniper or Colorado Redcedar. There are other similar cultivars such as the following: •Skyrocket - One of the most narrow. •Moonglow - silver blue foliage and very broad •Medora - nice blue-green foliage but a slower grower

Types of Evergreen Trees

DWARF HINOKI CYPRESS - An elegant and beautiful large columnar shrub to small evergreen tree, the slender Hinoki cypress is a great choice for small gardens. It will become a narrow pillar with lovely layered fan-like branches densely radiating from the main trunk. It is slower and more compact than typical Hinoki cypress and matures more gracefully.

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