Patio Trees



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Patio Trees

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Variegated Red-twig Dogwood
Cornus alba ‘Argenteo-marginata’ and C. alba ‘Elegantissima’
            8’-10’    Red-twig dogwoods brighten the winter landscape with bright red stems.  Foliage is green with a white edge.  Clusters of small white blooms, followed by white berries.  Tolerates heavy or continuously wet soils.

Hibiscus syriacus, multiple cultivars
10’-12’   Rose-of-Sharon blooms through late summer with large pink, white, or violet flowers (depending on variety).  Foliage is green, going to a yellow fall color.  Clay tolerant, does best in hot, full sun areas.

Panicled Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata
10’-12’   Large cone-shaped clusters of white flowers which age to pink shades.  Blooms late summer-fall.  Foliage is green.

‘Zuni’ Crapemyrtle
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Zuni’
10’-12’  Large clusters of dark lavender crepe-papery blooms in late summer; orange-red fall color.  Attractive exfoliating bark.  A heat-lover, this plant may leaf out as late as May, and blooms heaviest in hot, sunny locations.

‘Golden Lanterns’ Himalayan Honeysuckle
Leycesteria formosa ‘Golden Lanterns’
            6’-8’  Gold foliage and upright arching stems.  Small pinkish tubular blooms are followed by dark red berries clustered in a hanging chain.  Would prefer light afternoon shade to retain best color.

Waxleaf Privet
Ligustrum texanum
10’-12’  A tough evergreen with glossy dark green foliage.  Clusters of airy white flowers in early summer are fragrant and attract pollinating insects.  Clip occasionally for dense growth.

‘Diablo’ Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’
10’-12’  Rich burgundy foliage flares up a brilliant scarlet in the fall.  Clusters of pink buds open to creamy white flowers in summer.  Attractive peeling striped bark.


Portugal Laurel
Prunus lusitanica
10’-12’  Dark green foliage is highlighted in late spring with finger-like clusters of white blooms.  Keeping this evergreen small will require some regular clipping.

King Edward Red-flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’
8’-10’   This cultivar of the native red flowering currant has a darker red buds, opening to a deep scarlet bloom.  Dark blue berries develop after flowering.  Great for attracting hummingbirds!

Weeping Pussy Willow
Salix caprea ‘Pendula’
10’  Late winter brings puffy catkins which are actually flower clusters.  Weeping habit and small stature make this tree perfect for accenting small areas.  Green summer leaves are deciduous.

Dappled Willow
Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’
10’  Salmon-pink new foliage unfolds, becoming dappled white and pink, then maturing green.  Color variegation persists into summer.  Tolerates saturated and heavy soils.

Blue Arctic Willow
Salix purpurea ‘Nana’
            6’-8’  Delicate branching and fine bluish foliage give a feathery appearance to this beauty.  Yellow fall color, and dark purple twigs in winter.  Like many willows, this one tolerates heavy soils.

‘Black Lace’ Elderberry
Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’
            8’-10’  Finely cut purple-black foliage is reminiscent of a Japanese maple.  Large flat clusters of light pink flowers in summer followed by clusters of black elderberries. 

‘Tinkerbelle’ Dwarf Lilac
Syringa x‘Tinkerbelle’
            6’-8’  Fragrant wine-colored buds reveal pale pink flowers in an open cluster.  Small ovate leaves and a compact growth habit make this lilac suitable for even the smallest area.



Other suggestions:

We have a wide selection of dwarf conifers, topiary conifers, and dwarf Japanese maples.







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Garland Handout:

Patio Trees

So you don’t want the size of a full-grown tree, but you still want the tree-like shape?  Take a look at patio trees!  This is a category of plants that will maintain a more manageable size for a smaller-scaled area.  For maintenance, all you need to do is remove the occasional sprout from the base, or trim lightly for shape.