Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Trees, shrubs and vines are a key element of a beautiful home that you shouldn't underestimate. Learn everything you need to know about trees, shrubs and vines.

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A member of the juniper family, eastern red cedar tree is a highly variable plant native to the eastern half of North America. Learn how to grow and maintain the eastern red cedar tree.

By C. Colston Burrell

An ideal plant for landscaping, fruitless mulberry tree is a unique fruit tree native to China. Learn more about how to grow and maintain fruitless mulberry tree.

By C. Colston Burrell

Golden-chain tree is a small, vibrant flowering tree with pendulous clusters of flowers that brighten any yard. Learn how to grow and use golden-chain tree.

By Kelly Aplin

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Golden-rain tree is a lush, colorful tree of Asian origin that blooms during the summer. It stands out because it is a yellow-flowering tree. Learn how to grow and use golden-rain tree.

By C. Colston Burrell

Japanese zelkova tree is a fast-growing tree often substituted for American elm because it resists Dutch elm disease. Learn how to grow and use the Japanese zelkova tree.

By C. Colston Burrell

Kentucky coffee tree is a member of pea family that loses nearly all its leaves during winter. Learn how to grow and maintain Kentucky coffee tree.

By C. Colston Burrell

Lawson cypress tree is a striking columnar evergreen best used as a specimen tree. Learn how to grow, maintain and use Lawson cypress tree in your yard or garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Mountain ash tree is a shrubby tree that is a member of the rose family. Learn how to use this small to medium size tree to brighten your yard or garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

Noted for its peeling bark, paper birch is a stunning tree native to northern climates. Learn how to grow and maintain paper birch tree in your yard or garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

Shade trees bring comfort to your yard on a hot, summer day, while evergreens give you year-round color and beauty. Get tips for planting and growing shade trees and evergreens.

By C. Colston Burrell

Growing fruit is a surefire way to add touches of color and charm to your garden. Check out this article for advice on planning a fruit garden, growing berries, and growing fruit trees.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Witch hazel is a small ornamental shrub or tree that grows up to 20 feet in height and spread. It generally is the last shrub of the year to bloom. Learn about this shrub.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The American beech is a tall shade tree that can grow larger than 80 feet. Its leaves are green in summer and golden-bronze in fall. It has edible nuts. Learn about American beech tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Crape myrtle tree is a flowering tree. This specimen plant has large, showy flowers in electric colors that sizzle across the branches: great splashes of pink, purple, red-violet, and white. Learn about the crape myrtle tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

One of the most popular flowering trees, the dogwood is a medium-sized deciduous tree with large blossoms in spring. This accent plant is a great tree for small yards. Learn about the dogwood.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Rosemary is a shrub that comes in all sizes, is rooted easily, and can be grown from a seed or sold while small. Learn how to grow it in containers or gardens.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Rhododendrons offer a lot of landscape appeal because of their diverse sizes, shiny leaves, and colorful globes of flowers. Learn to grow them for use in woodland gardens, shubbery borders, and foundation plantings.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The pieris remains a popular shrub because it has almost every landscape use in borders and as a background plant. Learn to care for and combine this small-flower plant with spring bulbs.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Juneberry tree offers color in all seasons -- white flowers and green leaves in spring, red berries in summer, orange-red leaves in fall, and gray bark in winter. Learn about this small tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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American linden tree is the native eastern North American species of linden, also known as basswood. It is a stately, tall tree, growing to more than 100 feet. Learn about this tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Honey locust tree is a tall deciduous tree with ornamental, lacy foliage. The shade tree grows up to 70 feet, produces yellow-green fall foliage, and is a pod tree. Learn about this tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The sugar maple tree, also called hard or rock maple, has spectacular red, orange, and yellow fall colors. Native to the northeastern United States, it produces maple syrup. Learn about this tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The white oak grows to become a massive sized tree. It can also reach a great age: an 800-year-old tree is not uncommon in nature. The white oak is a perfect specimen tree for parks. Learn about this classic tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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The leucothoe is a low-growing evergreen shrub that is native to the southeastern United States. It is a good ground cover and is excellent for mass plantings. Find out about this shrub.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The redbud, a native North American tree, has striking reddish-purple flowers. The redbud is a graceful and small tree, with spreading and slightly drooping branches. Learn about this flowering tree.

By Betty Barr Mackey