Category Archives: Trees

Hackberry Trees (Celtis): Common Types, Leaves, Bark, Fruit (Pictures) – Identification

Hackberry Trees (Celtis):

Hackberry (Celtis) is a group of medium-sized, deciduous trees with long ovately-shaped leaves, clusters of small fuzzy spring flowers, and small purple fruits. Low-maintenance hackberry trees are hardy trees that withstand many conditions, including drought, wet soil, strong winds, and air pollution. The tree’s dense, spreading foliage and rounded crown make hackberries ideal shade trees or lawn trees in garden landscapes.

Sumac Trees: Types, Leaves, Berries (Pictures) – Identification and Planting Guide

Sumac Trees: Types, Leaves, Berries (Pictures) - Identification and Planting Guide

Sumac (genus Rhus) is a group of flowering small trees and shrubs. Sumacs are identified by their fern-like pinnate leaves, conical clusters (panicles) of white or green flowers, and fuzzy red berries. In the fall, sumac trees and shrubs turn brilliant autumn shades of red, orange, or purple. Trees and shrubs in the genus Rhus grow between 3 and 33 ft. (1 – 10 m).

Tulip Trees (Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, and Chinese Tulip Tree): Leaves, Flowers, Bark (Pictures) – Identification

Tulip Trees (Liriodendron): Leaves, Flowers, Bark (Pictures) - Identification

The tulip tree (Liriodendron) is a large flowering tree with yellow tulip-like flowers, distinctively lobed leaves, and thick furrowed bark. From the two species of tulip trees, the Liriodendron tulipifera is native to North America. Also called the tulip poplar or tuliptree, these impressive trees are easy to identify in landscapes with their straight trunk, oval or pyramidal canopy, yellow-green flowers, and beautiful golden yellow fall colors.

Serviceberry: Trees, Shrubs, Leaves, Flowers (Pictures) – Identification

Serviceberry: Trees, Shrubs

Serviceberry is a group of small deciduous fruit trees or multi-stemmed shrubs with beautiful white flowers that bloom in early spring. Serviceberry trees and shrubs are identified by their long oval leaves with finely serrated edges, clusters of showy white 5-petalled flowers, smooth gray bark, and small round edible purple pome fruits. Serviceberry trees are excellent garden landscaping plants because they have a visual appeal in all four seasons.

32 Dwarf Conifers: Dwarf Pine, Spruce, Cypress, Juniper & Yew (Pictures)

Dwarf Conifer trees

Dwarf conifers are small ornamental trees that provide year-long decorative value in garden landscapes. Small and miniature evergreen conifer trees or shrubs such as compact junipers, pine trees, cypress shrubs, yews, and spruce trees are easy to grow and look after. The dwarf conifers keep their color and foliage throughout the year. Regardless of your garden’s size—large, small, or a container garden—there are compact conifers that are well-suited for landscaping.

Hemlock Trees (Tsuga): Canadian, Western, Leaves, Bark (Pictures) – Identification

Hemlock trees (botanical name Tsuga) are a species of large evergreen coniferous trees native to North America. Hemlock trees are identified by their conical shape, flat, aromatic needle-like leaves, oval or cylindrical seed-bearing cones, and reddish-brown bark. Cultivars of the popular Eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock are also beautiful landscaping trees or shrubs that are easy to grow.

Dwarf Japanese Maples (Including Weeping): Types, Leaves (With Pictures) – Identification

Dwarf Japanese Maples

Dwarf Japanese maple trees are small decorative landscape trees with colorful ornamental palmate leaves. Small varieties of Japanese maples are ideal for small gardens, growing in containers, or miniature lawn trees. A stunning feature of dwarf Japanese maples is their red, orange, yellow, purple, green, and pink leafy foliage. Typically, dwarf varieties of Japanese maples grow between 3 and 10 ft. (1 – 3 m) tall.

20 Japanese Maple Trees (Including Dwarf Varieties): Types, Leaves (Pictures) – Identification

Japanese Maple Trees (Including Dwarf Varieties): Types, Leaves (Pictures) – Identification

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) trees are spectacular ornamental landscape trees with colorful palmate leaves. Japanese maples have foliage in stunning hues of red, gold, bright green, orange, and yellow. Unlike other maple varieties, Japanese maples are relatively small trees, with many colorful dwarf Japanese maple trees suitable for small, compact gardens or growing in containers.

Dwarf or Small Cherry Blossom Trees (With Pictures) – Including Care Guide

Dwarf or Small Cherry Blossom Trees

Dwarf cherry blossom trees are stunning flowering trees with pink or white flowers, perfect for small or large garden landscapes. Pink and white cherry blossom trees bloom in spring, filling gardens with sweet fragrances and beautiful showy flowers. The small ornamental cherry blossom trees create shade in the summer with their green foliage before turning shades of yellow, bronze, and orange in the fall.

Larch Trees: Types, Leaves, Cones, Flowers – Identification Guide (Pictures)

Larch Trees: Types, Leaves, Cones - Identification

Larch trees (botanical name Larix) are tall deciduous conifers with soft needle-like leaves growing radially in small tufts on branches. Larch trees are identified by their pyramidal growth, typical of most conifer species. However, unlike most conifers, larch trees turn golden yellow in the fall before dropping their leaves. Typically, larches are the first deciduous trees to grow leaves in the spring.