Crape myrtle is a magnificent accent plant in the middle of a lawn. A cluster of crapes planted close together can provide a flowering canopy in summer and a study in texture during the winter months. Crape myrtles will mature very quickly to a height of 20 feet.
Nellie Stevens holly
Nellie Stevens holly has a sweet smell when in flower and is attractive to bees and butterflies. The Nellie Stevens has lustrous, dark green leaves and abundant bright red berries that attracts birds. Leaves are among the darkest of any Holly. Vigorous and fast-growing, this Holly quickly grows into an attractive, broad pyramidally-shaped evergreen, 20 to 30 feet high and 10 to 12 feet wide.
Bald Cypress looks like an evergreen but is actually deciduous, so drops its leaves in the fall with a lovely color change. Its fine texture adds dimension to the winter landscape, and summer's light green color complements many of the darker-colored trees. Grows to 50' - 70', 25'or more spread.
Lace Bark Elm
Lace Bark Elm is a fast growing, deciduous tree. It forms a graceful, upright, rounded canopy green, green, leathery leaves. Some specimens grow in the typical vase-shaped elm form. In fall, leaves are transformed into various shades of red, purple, or yellow. The showy, exfoliating bark reveals random, mottled patterns of grey, green, orange, and brown, adding great textural and visual interest, especially to its winter silhouette. The Elm can reach 80 feet in height but is more often seen at 40 to 50 feet, making it an ideal shade, specimen, street or parking lot tree. They look very nice planted in a grove or along a street.
The Shumard Oak
The Shumard Oak is one of the largest southern red oak trees. It grows moderately fast and produces acorns every 2 to 4 years. A handsome shade tree, suggested as a substitute for Scarlet Oak, though not so hardy northward. Shumards do not like wet feet so plant in an area that drains well or dries out quickly after a rain. Depending on the weather conditions the foliage can be very beautiful in the fall with various shades of red. Some individual trees will hold the dead leaves throughout the winter and shed them in the spring as new leaves emerge while others will shed them early in the fall. With a mature height approaching 100 feet and a spread of over 60 feet make sure you plant this tree in an area where there is plenty of room to grow.
The Red Maple
The Red Maple tree is famous throughout the country for brilliant red foliage that seems almost the trademark of fall. To begin with, Red Maple trees are incredibly versatile. Any Red Maple boasts a wide-range of growing zones, and works as a practical shade tree as well as a beautiful showpiece. Aside from being VERY fast growing, the Red Maple is also praised for its cold hardiness, soil adaptability, and pest/disease resistance.
The ‘Summers Red’ Maple Tree is ideal for anyone who wants extended color. This Red Maple displays its gorgeous crimson foliage in late summer and through most of fall. The early show really sets the ‘Summers Red’ apart from other maples, and provides you with brilliant color for months rather than weeks.
The ‘October Glory’ Maple Tree delivers the brightest ruby color of any Red Maple. And like the name says, you’ll be enjoying that gorgeous color long into the fall season. The ‘October Glory’ does well even in warm climates, where most trees famous for fall color do not thrive.
The ‘Autumn Blaze’ Maple is a superior, award winning hybrid. This fusion of two famous maples has created a tree that is stronger, faster growing, more resistant and adaptable, and brilliant in color.
The ‘Scarlet Red’ Maple Trees make great property trees, perfect for lining the driveway or sidewalk. Dense branches make the ‘Scarlet Red’ a perfect shade tree. Plus, you get bright red color in fall and summer.
The Oklahoma Redbud
The Oklahoma Redbud is one of the first trees to flower in the early spring, blooming petite purple-red flowers in large clusters. This blizzard of bright blooms appears in late winter or early spring. Soon after, dark green, glossy leaves begin to form a beautiful backdrop. Ideal for tight places or small lots, but will brighten up even the largest yards. Matures to a perfect 20-30 ft. tall, forming a dense, round shape. No other tree can offer this many blooms. Grows in a variety of soils and climates. Oklahoma Redbuds are often used to accent gardens because they are very compact. However, they make great ornamental trees as well, being able to command attention with their showy purple-red flowers. These are strong trees with deep root systems. Very resistant to storm, ice and wind damage.
Yaupon Holly is very versatile and is a plant for all situations. It can be planted as a specimen plant, hedge, screen, and espalier or shaped into topiary. This plant is also a showy plant with its striking red berries and deep green leaves.
Chinese Pistache is an excellent small tree with very durable wood that can reach 35 feet in height and spread. Develops oval, umbrella-like crown somewhat reminiscent of the American elm, but much smaller in stature. Excellent light-textured shade during the growing season. Disease and insect free and fruit is no problem. A nearly perfect tree. It has compound, evenly pinnate leaves with 10 to 12 3-inch long leaflets that are deep lustrous green in the summer and turn shades of orange and red in the fall. It colors late, usually making itself known from mid-October through mid-November. Many consider it one of the best fall color plants.
Loblolly Pine is one of the fastest growing southern pines, this tree is used as a quick-screen in many landscapes. This North American native has dark green needles and narrow, red-brown, often-paired cones that are three to six inches long. Grows in a wide variety of soils and is drought tolerant. 60'-100' height with 25-35' spread.
Chokecherry is a medium-sized shrub that forms a dense thicket from root suckers. It is used for the outer row in multi-row windbreaks. Chokecherry is good wildlife habitat, providing food and cover for birds and small mammals. Showy white flowers bloom in April or May, and the cherries ripen during July.
The Amur Maple
The Amur Maple is a pretty multi-trunked tree with low branches. Amur Maple grows to 15' - 20' with a rounded shape. Has dark green or gray-green leaves divided into 3 narrow lobes with toothed edges. Leaf shape varies with some trees exhibiting feathery leaves. Flowers are yellowish and fragrant. The Amur Maple can be used in the garden as a patio tree, hedge, or as part of a living screen planting. Fall color is showiest in trees planted in full sun.
There are white, pink and blue-flowering varieties of the Chaste Tree. It is a widely adapted small tree or large shrub growing 10 to 18 feet tall. It grows with wide spreading branches and is usually wider than it is tall. It is a favorite of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
An excellent evergreen for use as a hedge, accent tree or screen. Glossy, dark green leaves with white spring flowers, red berries late fall through winter.
The weeping willow is easily recognized by its distinctive long, graceful branches that sweep toward the ground. The branches and twigs are very thin, almost rope-like, and sway in even light wind. This is a tree with great presence! The lance-shaped leaves are yellow-green on top and milky green on the underside. They grow up to six inches in length but only half an inch or less wide. The foliage is yellow in autumn. The tree has a round crown and often grows forty or fifty feet tall with a spread of about thirty-five feet.
Compact pyramidal evergreen. Dense dark green foliage produces whitish-blue cones. Use as a windbreak, tall hedge, screen or accent. Grows to 35' - An Eastern red cedar cultivar.
Sweetgum is a favorite landscape tree due to its beautiful, glossy leaves, brilliant fall color, and because it makes a good shade tree. Sweetgum is easily recognized by its star-shaped leaves and its woody, spiny, ball-like fruit. Sweetgum is a large tree that reaches 80' to 150' in height.
Deodara Cedar or Cedrus deodara is a graceful tree with softer, lighter texture than other cedars. Excellent tree for use as a privacy screen or natural fence. Reaching heights of 80 ft. with 40 ft. spread at ground, at maturity. Growth per year 8 to 12 inches and grows upto a height of 80 feet and spreads to about 40 feet.
Blue Atlas Cedar
Blue Atlas Cedar
Arranged along the branches in clustered star bursts, the silvery blue needles of the blue atlas cedar make it a favorite ornamental tree among gardeners. This true cedar is named after its native range in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. Its unusual, barrel-shaped cones sit on the tops of the branches, looking like glossy brown decorations.
Small low-branched tree with large, saucer-shaped flowers. Early-spring blossoms are pinkish-purple outside, white inside. Medium fast-growing, good pollution tolerance. Likes moist, deep, acid soil and full sun. Grows to 20' to 30', 25' spread.
Japanese maple is a spectacular, aristocratic tree suitable for most landscapes. It can be used as a medium size specimen tree, an accent plant, bonsai or as a boarder shrub depending on the cultivar selected and the style of pruning. Mature height ranges from 6 to 50 feet, with most varieties in the 15 to 25 foot range. Foliage color also varies with cultivar from purple -red all season long to red in the spring and fall and green during the summer.