Magnolia’s are classic trees that are known for growing in hot climates, though there are many varieties of this tree that are cold hardy and can be grown in a wide range of climates. These trees are easy to grow, they will adapt to almost any soil type so long as it drains well, and they will tolerate both full sun or partial shade.
Oakwood comes from the oak tree, although there are many types of oak trees around the world, with over sixty different types growing in just the United States alone. In terms of oak wood, it is usually categorized into two groups, red oak and white oak. Though you may think these would be easy to distinguish from one another, they have a lot in common in terms of aesthetics, and it can be hard to tell red from white purely at first glance.
Eucalyptus trees have a stunning architectural look to them, with unusually shaped branches which sometimes have a twisting habit, or are covered with colorful, patterned bark. These trees are easy to care for and have a long life span; many are drought-tolerant and can cope with a wide range of soils.
Arborvitae trees, also known as ‘Thuja’ trees, are a type of evergreen plant which can be grown as both trees and shrubs. They belong to the Cupressaceae family and are popularly used as specimen plants and for hedging. The word ‘arborvitae’ has French origins, translating to ‘tree of life,’ which it was called because it was used by Native Americans for its healing powers.
Yoshino Cherry Trees are a hybrid between Prunus speciosa and Prunus subhirtella ‘Rosea.’ This hybrid can occur naturally or via cultivation. It is highly regarded in Japan as one of the most beautiful flowering trees and has become popular around the world as an ornamental tree since its introduction to North America and Europe in the early 1900s.
The Forest Pansy is a type of redbud that can be grown as a large shrub or a small to medium-sized tree. It has an interesting multi-branching habit, and when mature, takes on an attractive non-symmetrical shape with a flat top.
There are four types of true cedar trees; in other words, trees that belong to the Cedrus genus. All of these trees are evergreen and coniferous and are found growing natively in mountainous regions around the world.
Redbud trees belong to the pea family (Fabaceae) and are very versatile, being suitable for use as both shrubs and trees. They are reliable bloomers, often signaling the first sign of spring when their branches light up with masses of small flowers before their leaves emerge several weeks later.
Willows are popular among gardeners for their ornamental looks. Aside from that, their strong root systems also make them popular in landscaping, working well as a form of erosion control.
With over 2,600 species of palm in existence, choosing the right palm for you might seem challenging. We’ve narrowed down the most popular types of palms into manageable categories to help you discover the best type of palm for your home or garden.
The vitex tree can be grown as a tree or shrub and features beautiful fragrant lilac flowers that bloom throughout the summer. It grows easily, to the point of becoming invasive in some areas, to heights of between 15 and 20 feet. The foliage of the tree resembles the cannabis plant, with five leaflets splayed out like an open hand. The leaves have a similar scent to that of sage.
Bay laurels are an evergreen plant hailing from the Mediterranean and are known as one of the oldest trees to be cultivated. It is now grown for its ornamental beauty, but also for use in cooking, in which its dried leaves are commonly used to flavor soups, stews, broths, casseroles, and sauces.