Not all trees have to tower. Find the perfect tree for that small corner of your yard
Airy, delicate leaves make Japanese maples absolute showstoppers.
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Attractive year round, plus you get fragrant flowers and delicious fruit.
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This is the signature plant for many hot-summer regions. It’s hard to beat the showy summer flowers, beautiful bark, and brilliant fall color.
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Nearly circular leaves are red-tinted when new, light green as they mature, and then orange, scarlet, or yellow in fall.
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This evergreen shrub, with fine, bronze foliage, can be trained into a tree.
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Plant one of these for a lavish pop of white, pink, or red flowers each spring.
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Named for the narrow, fringlelike white petals that are borne in a profusion of lacy flower clusters.
This makes a great multi-stemmed shrub or—with training—a small tree. The petal-like leaves are breathtaking in spring.
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Magnolias are magnificent flowering plants featuring blossoms in white, pink, red, purple, or a more recent development, rich yellow.
Mature foliage has tiny, scale like, overlapping leaves that make a stunning layered look.