Generally smaller than shade trees, ornamental trees add variety and interest to the landscape by providing spring flowers, attractive fruit, and various fall colors. These trees will work well in a small space.
Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’
Create a spectacular show with masses of fragrant, double white to pink flowers on this large flowering cherry with a beautiful, spreading, arching crown. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright yellow in fall. A stunning lawn specimen that is excellent for use as a shade tree.
Double Weeping Cherry
Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula Plena Rosea’
Graceful form and an impressive spring floral display of double pink flowers. Yellow to bronze fall color.
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
The large double pink flowers make this the showiest cherry in spring! Stiffly vase-shaped with dark green foliage that turns bronze-orange to orange-red in the fall. Seedless
Pink Cascade® Cherry
Prunus ‘NCPH1’ PP 27579
Bright pink flowers smother the branches of this gracefully weeping cherry, setting it apart from the popular white-blooming Snow Fountains® Cherry which it resembles in summer appearance. Developed at North Carolina State University, this small and delicate garden tree is easy to grow.
Pink Flair Cherry
Prunus sargentii ‘JFS-KW58’
Narrow and upright in form, but compact in height, it is well suited for urban landscapes. It avoids frost damage by flowering a week or two later than is typical of the species. Fall color is orange-red, and its upright symmetry gives winter appeal.
Royal Burgundy Cherry
Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’
Magenta double flowers appear just before the burgundy foliage emerges on this highly ornamental tree. Vigorous and vase-shaped, it is a fine specimen plant or accent.
Snow Goose Cherry
Prunus x ‘Snow Goose’
Pure white flowers
bloom before clean,
bright green leaves
upright tree widens
considerably with age.
Snow Fountain Cherry
Prunus × ‘Snofozam’
Naturally weeping branches are covered with showy, snow white flowers on this magnificent, compact, hardy specimen for the landscape.Very disease and insect resistant. A beautiful small yard tree. Exquisite in Japanese style or nature inspired gardens.
Prunus × yedoensis
A graceful ornamental flowering cherry tree with a spreading, broad-rounded, open crown. Fragrant white (sometimes tinged pink) flowers appear before or simultaneous to the emergence of the foliage in a profuse and spectacular early spring bloom. Foliage turns yellow and with bronze tints in fall. This hybrid cherry comes from Japan and is one of the predominant cherry trees planted in Washington D.C.
Canada Red Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana ‘Canada Red’
Height: 20-30′ Spread: 15-20′
A suckering tree or shrub best known for its green foliage which emerges in spring, gradually maturing to dark purple by early summer. Fruit is edible and attractive to wildlife.
A vigorously growing, symmetrical tree with large dark green leaves. Its foliage turns purple in the fall. Displays fragrant double-pink flowers and large yellow-green fruit.
Broadly spreading with dark purple-red, glossy foliage. Flowers are bright magenta-pink to red and produces 1/2″ deep red fruit.
Slow growing forming a very dense, symmetrically rounded heard. Coral pink buds open to double rose colored flowers. Fruit color is bronze, 1/2″
Malus sargentii ‘Select A’
Rounded, spreading with long lasting (persistent) fruit display. White flowers open from red buds and produce bright red 3/8″ fruit.
Golden Raindrops Crabapple
Fine textured, deeply cut foliage gives this unusual crab a delicate appearance. The form is elegant, with slender limbs spreading horizontally from upright branches. The abundant golden yellow fruit is truly tiny.
Indian Magic Crabapple
Malus ‘Indian Magic’
Upright, spreading with deep pink flowers followed by elongated 1/2″ orange red persistent fruit.
Ivory Spear Crabapple
Malus ‘JFS KW214MX’
Deep pink buds open to white flowers on this densely upright, narrow crabapple. Bright cherry red 1/2″ fruits contrast well with the dark green leaves and persist into late autumn, when a touch of yellow fall color adds seasonal interest.
A compact dwarf tree, perfect for formal gardens, patios and courtyards. White flowers are followed by yellow, 3/8″ fruits.
A true pink flowered weeping crabapple with excellent form and dark green, glossy foliage. Yellow 3/8″ fruit.
Pink buds open to unusually large, white, double
blooms. Unique for its stiffly upright, narrow form and
virtually fruitless nature, it is an excellent choice for
courtyard settings and streetscapes, and for use near utility lines.
Perfect Purple Crabapple
Malus ‘Perfect Purple’
Deep pink flowers, deep purple foliage crowns this tree’s perfectly rounded canopy. Fruit is purple red.
Pink Princess Crabapple
Low, spreading tree with purple foliage becoming bronze green. Rose pink flowers followed by deep red 1/4″ fruit.
Prairie Rose Crabapple
Malus ioensis ‘Prairie Rose’
Large and fragrant double pink flowers look like miniature rosebuds. Introduced by the University of Illinois, this Midwest native crabapple is welcomed for its fruitless character.
Upright, spreading, rounded habit with purple foliage becoming reddish green. Bright pinkish red flowers produce dark red 3/8″ fruit.
Inspiration for the name of this popular variety comes from it dependably heavy crop of deep pinkish red flowers. These are followed by a profusion of persistent 1/2″ maroon fruits.
Broad, round crown with new leaves emerging red-purple, maturing to bronze-green. Deep red buds open to single pink blooms. Fruit is bright red 1/2″
Raspberry Spear Crabapple
Malus ‘JFS KW213MX’
Deep pink buds open to bright magenta flowers on this tightly columnar crabapple. Clean and disease-free summer foliage holds its dark purple color; bronzing on the older leaves in late summer and early fall, when orange tints appear. Purple-red fruits ripen to deep bright red and persist into late autumn or early winter.
Red Barron Crabapple
Malus ‘Red Barron’
Ascending branch structure, narrow form and adaptability to urban conditions. Purple to bronze foliage; dark red flowers and dark red 1/2″ fruit.
Red Jade Crabapple
Malus ‘Red Jade’
Desirable for its graceful form, white flowers, and its abundant cherry red fruit. Like many of the weepers, it looks its best when grown as a solitary specimen.
Red Jewel Crabapple
Bright red fruits are among the most profuse and persistent of any crabapple. holding fast until spring, when they are replaced by an abundance of white blooms.
Upright, narrow, and densely branched tree this is among the most uniform looking trees in streetscapes. Red-tinted spring foliage matures to bronze green, becoming deep green in summer. Pale rose-pink flowers followed by 1/2″ deep red fruit.
Royal Beauty Crabapple
Malus ‘Royal Beauty’
A small weeping tree with rich reddish-bronze leaves. The underside of the leaf remains purple. The fall color takes on orange and bronze tones. The deep reddish-pink flowers in spring are followed by dark red fruit. It has excellent disease resistance.
Royal Raindrops Crabapple
One of the best crabapples, with vibrant pink to red spring flowers followed by showy red-purple fruit. Unique, cut-leaf foliage emerges wine red in color, maturing with burgundy overtones in summer before turning bright orange-red in the fall. A stunning small landscape tree with a broad, rounded form. Persistent 1/4″ red fruit.
Upright, rounded tree with purple, glossy foliage. Single, purple to crimson flowers produce dark red 5/8″ fruit.
Sargent Tina Crabapple
Malus sargentii ‘Tina’
The most petite of all crabapples. Small medium green leaves. Bright red buds open to single white flowers. Bright red fruit, 1/4″.
Show Time Crabapple
Heavy blooming, with large bright fuchsia-pink flowers in springtime. A vigorous grower with upright oval form, it features bright red 1/2″ fruits in autumn.
Spring Snow Crabapple
Malus ‘Spring Snow’
This crabapple is one of the first to flower in spring. Dense, oval habit with pure white flowers but no fruit.
Sugar Tyme Crabapple
Fragrant white flowers smother this crabapple in spring. Persistent red 1/2″ fruits provide a fine fall and winter display.
June Snow Dogwood
Cornus controversa ‘June Snow-JFS’
Horizontally layered, spreading with dark green leaves that turn orange to red in autumn. White flat-topped flowers.
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Low branched with glossy dark green foliage. Its exfoliating bark and masses of bright yellow flowers that appear very early in the spring make it unique. Produces bright red, cherry like fruits.
Flower bracts on Cornus florida species appear (usually in May) before leaves emerge
Cherokee Brave Dogwood
Cornus florida ‘Comco No.1’
Upright spreading with a rounded crown of dark green foliage that turns red in fall. Reddish-pink bracts with a white center appear before the foliage.
Cherokee Chief Dogwood
Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’
Upright spreading with a rounded crown of dark green foliage that turns red in fall. Rose red to ruby red bracts appear before the foliage.
Cornus florida rubra
The pink flowering dogwood is an old time favorite for good reason. Delicate pink flower bracts smother its branches in spring.
Flower bracts of Cornus kousa species appear (usually in June) after leaves emerge.
Heart Throb Dogwood
Cornus kousa ‘Schmred’
Large, rose pink flower bracts form flower heads that reach 4″ in diameter. Blooms are long-lasting. Deep red fall color and red, 3/4′ fruit.
Milky Way Dogwood
Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way Select’
Notable for rich, dark green foliage and a prolific crop of white flowers that are borne in June. Composed of four creamy white bracts, they are followed in late summer by bright orange red fruits. These complement the deep red and orange to scarlet fall foliage and remain well after leaf drop to provide an extra display of seasonal color.
Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’
Vase-shaped to rounded with light green foliage that turns varied shades of red in autumn. Rose pink blooms seem to perch atop the branches.
Summer Fun Dogwood
Cornus kousa ‘Summer Fun’
‘Summer Fun’ will provide lots of contrast to enjoy with variegated leaves that are green with bright white margins, displaying a pink edge when they first emerge. The white flower bracts in late spring are a pleasant complement to the brilliant foliage. Cooler fall temperatures make way for radiant red, orange and pink leaves.
Summer Gold Dogwood
Cornus kousa ‘Summer Gold’
‘Summer Gold’ is a small upright tree growing erect when young and becoming broader as it matures. The bright green foliage has golden yellow margins through the growing season, becoming pink in the fall prior to the entire leaf turning bright red. Masses of creamy white flower-like bracts cover the tree during bloom.
Eddie’s White Wonder Dogwood
Cornus nuttallii × florida ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’
This tree is erect with a uniform width. Its white bracts, which have a velvety look, become creamy white with age. It has burgundy fall color. Small red fruit.
Rosy Teacups Dogwood
Cornus kousa x nutallii ‘Rosy Teacups’
This hybrid dogwood has masses of bright rosy pink showy large flower bracts in May/June that can last for up to 3 weeks. Strongly held leaves transition from their glossy green of summer to a striking red foliage in the autumn months.
Cornus kousa x nuttallii ‘KN4-43’
Healthy dark green foliage complements the large, firm, creamy white flower bracts that smother its branches in late spring.
Cornus (kousa x nuttallii) x kousa ‘KN 30-8’
Upright oval habit with deep green foliage that turns red to purple-red in autumn. Very large, 6″, creamy white bloom late spring.
Prized large shrub or small tree with upright branches forming dome shape. Soft green leaves back magnificent clusters of fringe-like blooms. A terrific accent for the landscape.
Golden Chain Tree
Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’
Spectacular color from long, drooping clusters of lightly fragrant, bright yellow flowers! This very attractive garden tree has an upright base with a beautiful spreading canopy and bluish-green foliage. A great choice for use as a single specimen or for a group planting.
An impressive tree in midsummer when it is covered with footlong clusters of bright yellow flowers. One of the few trees to bloom at this time of year.
Crimson Cloud Hawthorn
Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud‘
Oval, with spreading wavy branches with small glossy green foliage. Bright red flowers with white centers. Bright red fruit.
Crataegus × lavallei
Foliage intensifies from bright glossy green in summer to the bronze-green of fall, which
complements its persistent orange to orange red fruit.
Its form has strong impact on the winter landscape,
with smooth dark bark and an irregularly vase shaped
Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn
Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’
Dense, upright spreading habit. Small deeply lobed, green foliage. Double, scarlet to rose flowers. Fruit is deep red but sparse. Very showy in bloom.
Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn
Crataegus crus-galli ‘Inermis’
Rounded, spreading tree with leathery, deep green, glossy foliage that turns orange or rusty orange in fall. Flowers are small white in 2″ clusters. Fruit is dark red, persistent.
Broadly oval to rounded tree with deep green, very glossy foliage. Orange to scarlet and reddish purple fall color. Small white flowers in clusters. Bright, glossy red persistent fruit.
Winter King Hawthorn
Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’
Attractive tree with silvery bark that contrasts nicely with dark green, glossy leaves. The strong, angular lines of its branching pattern give it a bold appearance in the winter.