As gardeners, our
list of tree types generally consists of two categories of trees: Evergreen and
Deciduous. We also want to pay attention to a list of tree types knows as
flowering or ornamental trees.
breakdown helps us decide what purpose each tree will serve in our
landscape design, and ultimately which trees we wish to plant.
Evergreen Tree Types
Trees have foliage that remain green throughout the year, growing
new leaves before the old ones fall off.
A general list for tree types displaying our most
familiar evergreens is
- live oak
- holly oak
- southern magnolia
wonderful privacy screens, borders, windbreaks and
backdrops in your landscape design.
are both needle-bearing and broadleaf evergreens, from towering, stately pines
to ornamental container palm tree types.
example, most of us are familiar with the bristly needles of a fir or pine tree;
on the other hand, palm tree types can have either feather-shaped or fan-shaped
|Deciduous Trees shed their foliage at the end of
each growing season, and are "leafless" for a part of the
Deciduous trees also range from tall and mighty
to dwarf size. The large trees serve wonderfully as shade providers, and can
literally frame your yard with a canopy of colors in the spring, summer and
fall. In the winter, the sunlight cascades through the leafless branches to warm
and brighten your home.
The list for tree types for the large deciduous
variety is quite long, but generally consists of very familiar trees such as
Many smaller deciduous trees bring us
breathtaking blooms in the spring and are referred to as flowering trees, or ornamental
A list of tree types for ornamentals should be in
everyone's landscape plant guide!
Simply by planting flowering cherry trees or
dogwoods to your landscape, you can create a scene of incredible natural beauty.
Here is a list of
tree types highlighting some common small to medium-sized flowering trees. These
trees will serve you well, whether you're landscaping small front lawns or
designing elaborate lawn and garden plans. As always, you'll want to check your planting
zones for best results. Remember to plan ahead with this list of tree
types, to avoid planting mishaps such as starting
young trees next to foundations, or planting them to close together.
List of Tree Types Ornamental Trees
|White flowers in the spring,
red foliage during the fall. Grows fast.
|White, red or pink flowers,
bearing small fruit. Grows semi-fast.
|Pink, white or yellow flowers
bloom in spring. Growth is slow to medium.
|Under 20 feet
|A non-fruiting tree, flowering
blooms in pink or white.
|White, pink, red or lavender
blooms. Fast growing trees and shrubs for screens.
|Non-flowering, bearing vivid,
deep-colored green, red, or red-green foliage. Grows slowly.
|White, purple, and pink
blossoms in spring; large heart-shaped leaves. Growth is slow to medium.
There you have it, some
of our favorite trees and shrubs. Did you notice the fruit trees above? Add
beautiful, edible fruit
trees to your list of tree types for your yard!