The Forgotten Element?

Ornamental Trees to Update Your Landscape

When you begin to look at landscape options for your home, you may find that you want to shy away from traditional plants. In fact, an increasing number of people are moving to larger landscapes to help build up the curb appeal. One way of doing this is through the use a plant wholesaler and ornamental trees. If you are considering this option, here are a few ornamental trees to consider and why:

Japanese Maple

Japanese maple offers a subdued backdrop for your landscape giving a lighter color palette such as a subdued yellow hue. The hue then bleeds into a green hue towards the tip of the leaves giving a watercolor effect to the leaves that most homeowners tend to like. This particular maple is full and offers a winter bark that can be appealing during off seasons. These trees look ideal in settings that have rock garden style landscapes and minimalist appeal.

Weeping Willow

The weeping willow tends to do well on the sides of homes or as the main ornamental tree in the center of the yard. They are generally used for a hard impact that draws the eye to lower lying landscaped beds and garden areas. They can also be a nice focal point if you have a small lake or pond and gazebo already on the property. In the spring, you will find a flowering effect of cherry style blossoms that encompass the tree and give a springtime hue that matches most landscapes. The weeping branches also allow for rain to flow to the ground and absorb easily which helps in areas that have poor or slow drainage.

Pagoda Dogwood

The Pagoda dogwood is ideal if you want an ornamental tree that is not flowering. These dogwoods give a lush green backdrop that becomes lighter throughout the year and darkens towards the spring. It also helps with drainage by allowing heavy rains to flow gently to the ground rather than in a rush. The tree limbs and leaves also branch out horizontally which gives an added eye-catching effect and focal point.

Wisteria Trees

There are some landscapes that would benefit from an ornamental tree but need a smaller option to give the right appeal. For that reason, some people turn to the Wisteria family. These trees are lush during the blooming season, easy to maintain in the off-season, and can be trimmed back if necessary. Wisteria's also come in a variety of hues including pink and blue. This makes it easy to find one that will work for your landscape. 

By keeping these ornamental trees in mind, and their benefits, you will be better prepared for your order from the plant wholesaler. If you want to consider other ornamental options, consider consulting the wholesaler for pricing and options.

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