Category Archives: Trees

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.

American Basswood Trees (American Linden): Types, Leaves, Flowers – Identification (Pictures)

American Basswood Trees (American Linden)

The American basswood tree (Tilia americana) is a large, fast-growing deciduous flowering tree with fragrant yellowish-white flowers, large ovate leaves, and a domed crown. Also named American linden, the American basswood tree is a popular ornamental shade tree due to its dense foliage and spreading canopy. Additionally, basswood trees are popular with beekeepers due to the excellent honey bees produce from the flowers’ nectar.

Alder Trees: Leaves, Bark, Flowers, Cones – Identification (Pictures)

Alder Trees: Leaves, Bark, Flowers, Cones - Identification (Pictures)

Alder trees (botanical name Alnus) are tall deciduous trees known for their drooping flower clusters and brown woody cones called strobiles. Several species of alder trees are native to North America and Europe, with the Red Alder (Alnus rubra) and Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa) being the two most common.

Sweetgum Trees (Gumball Tree): Types, Leaves – Liquidambar Identification Guide (With Pictures)

Sweetgum Trees (Gumball Tree): identification

Sweetgum trees (botanical name Liquidambar) are a species of large deciduous flowering trees with large lobed leaves, small globular flowers, and seed-containing spiky gumballs. Sweetgum trees are identified by their colorful lobed leaves that can be orange, red, yellow, or purple colors in the fall. The characteristic feature of many sweetgum varieties is their spiky balls measuring up to 2” (5 cm) across.

Linden Trees: Types, Leaves, Flowers, Bark – Identification (with Pictures)

Linden Trees: Types, Leaves, Flowers, Bark - Identification (with Pictures)

Linden trees (botanical name Tilia) are sizeable deciduous shade trees with large heart-shaped broadleaves and clusters of yellowish-white flowers. European linden trees are also called lime trees, and North American lindens are called basswood trees. Linden tree identification is by their thick furrowed trunks, horizontal branches, dense leafy foliage, and pyramidal growth habit.

Beech Trees: Types, Leaves, Bark — Identification Guide (Pictures)

Beech trees (botanical name Fagus) are tall deciduous shade trees with lime green ovate leaves, creating a dense, rounded crown. All varieties of beech trees produce small clusters of yellow-green flowers, followed by beech tree fruit or beechnuts. In the fall, beech tree foliage turns from green to beautiful autumn shades of orange, yellow, and golden brown. Beech trees are grown in large landscapes. The tall trees provide shade or are planted in rows to create privacy hedges or screens.

Small Flowering Trees with Name and Picture for Easy Identification (Pink, White, Red, Purple Flowers)

Small Flowering Trees

Small flowering trees are ideal for adding color and fragrance to garden landscapes where there’s limited space. Small and dwarf ornamental trees fill gardens with pink, red, purple, and white colors in spring and summer. Many types of trees for small gardens also provide shade, lush foliage, vibrant, colorful flowers, and attract wildlife. If you pick small fruit trees, you will also have an abundance of fruit throughout the summer.