Ornamental Trees Trees create a feeling of permanence in the landscape, offering structure and architectural interest. When selecting cultivars, bear in mind all of the ornamental criteria to consider, including overall form or growth habit; flowers and fruit; foliage changes; and even bark texture and color. Selecting and caring for trees is undoubtedly among the most rewarding aspects of ornamental horticulture, for the results will be treasured not only just for the next season, but also for posterity. Note: Height and width measurements listed reflect 10 years' growth.
Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ A truly distinctive dogwood, with all the best traits of the species, plus superior heat and disease resistance (including anthracnose). The multicolored leaves sport wavy edges (more pronounced in full sun) with crisp ivory margins that outline prominent green “eyes.” The tree boasts a shrubby, spreading habit with flower-laden horizontal branching, becoming wider and more dense with maturity. 2-gallon container. Cannot ship to
Z 5-9 | early summer | sun | H: 10', W: 30'
47107 $32.95 ea | 2 for $29.95 ea
Cornus 'Wolf Eyes'
Magnolia 'Shirazz' (Syn. ‘Vulden.’) Impressively large, tulip-shaped blooms of reddish burgundy sit atop the bare branches of this conical tree before the new foliage appears. As they open becoming wide and nearly flat the petals reveal gleaming white interiors. Very free- flowering, this New Zealand introduction flowers late enough to miss the last frosts, making it a good choice for cooler climates. Bred from M. ‘Vulcan’ x M. denudata. 1-gallon container. Z 6-9 | mid spring/late spring | full sun | H: 15-18', W: 12'
48813 $49.95 ea | 2 for $44.95 ea
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
This unusual Dogwood is prized in its native China and Japan for its horizontally-held branches and variegated leaves edged in creamy white. Creates a very dramatic effect in the landscape, adding cool color and fascinating texture to the garden. Easy to grow in well-drained soil, it is a superb specimen planting, border focal point, or accent. 2-gallon container. Cannot ship to FL. Z 6-8 |late spring | part shade | H: 30-35', W: 30-40'
49013 $48.95 ea | 2 for $44.95 ea
Magnolia 'Elizabeth' PP#4145. All Magnolias are adaptable and vigorous, but ‘Elizabeth’ is the expert at handling temperature extremes! Surviving -20 degree Fahrenheit temperatures without injury, just months later it basks in 100+ degree heat and humidity over a long, sweltering season. And in early spring, before the new foliage emerges, this lovely tree is dotted with bright, fragrant yellow blossoms from base to tip! This robust tree begins blooming at a very early age, and is easily pruned to desired shape — including a multi-trunk form for increased horizontal beauty, or even a compact size for container growth! Left alone, it reaches 15 to 18 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide in 10 years. Mature height is 20 to 30 feet. 1-gallon container.
Z 5-9 | early spring/mid spring | full sun/part shade | H: 20-30', W: 8-10'
48564 $54.95 ea
2 for $49.95 ea
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
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Published on Jun 10, 2011