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The definition of a specimen tree varies from gardener to gardener. Some consider especially old trees as specimen trees. Others believe that trees with exceptional beauty are the ones that stand out as specimen trees. Still others will only consider trees that have reached a certain height.

The specimen trees on this page are magnificent. Plant a single specimen tree and it will draw the attention and envy of your neighbors. Before planting, make sure to contact your garden center to see if these beauties will flourish in your area.

Each of these specimen trees on this page is unique for its beauty, height, or shade. Find out more about the following specimen trees:

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