Choosing Evergreens and Shade Trees for Your Landscape
The ginkgo, or maidenhair tree, is a good tree for fall color.
Here are some more tips for choosing shade trees and evergreens:
- Enjoy a tree that can double as a sculpture by planting a curly-limbed willow. Twisted branches and curling leaves make interesting focal points on small willows such as Golden Curls and Scarlet Curls.
- Add an upright accent in narrow spaces (such as courtyard gardens) with special, extra-slender trees. Some examples are Columnaris European hornbeam, Dawyck European beech, Princeton Sentry ginkgo, and Columnaris Swiss stone pine.
- Add spice to the landscape by growing peacocks, which are trees with uniquely colored foliage held all season long. Some of the choices that you might consider are red-leaved Japanese maples, golden-leaved box elders and tulip trees, or purple-leaved Norway maples and beech trees.
- Some trees with colorful foliage are commonly available at garden centers and nurseries. Others can be found at specialty nurseries.
On the next page, read our tips for planting evergreens and shade trees.
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