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Plant Name Habit Zone Character Color Description
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Morioka Weeping'  Weeping 4 Medium Tree Green This rare weeping form differs from 'Pendula' in that it has larger, puckered leaves and an informal habit. Spring leaves emerge with a reddish-purple cast that softens to blue-green in summer. Great fall color includes bright yellow with hints of orange and apricot. The tree grows vertically when young and matures to a more strongly weeping form with age. Best color and growth in full sun. From Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland.
Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' Broad Upright 5 Medium Tree Green This exciting new cultivar of the Dove Tree is noteworthy for blooming reliably at an early age: even young, rooted cuttings will bloom. Extra-large, white bracts create a beautiful spectacle on the broadly pyramidal tree in spring. It prefers moist, acidic soil. 
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' Weeping 5 Large Tree Red Unlike its parent, this seedling selection of 'Purpurea Pendula' has an upright habit, so it grows tall and narrow without training. Weeping secondary branches and reddish-brown leaves create an outstanding specimen.
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' Weeping 5 Small Tree Red Developed in Germany about 1865, this strictly weeping cultivar is a real beauty. Its flexible branches adapt well to training, or if left to grow naturally, the weeping branches arch and sprawl to create an impressive, purple-black mound.
Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' Narrow Upright 5 Large Tree Red Another fantastic selection from the Trompenburg Arboretum in Holland, this dark purple, columnar seedling has strong, reliable growth, but a more refined, compact habit compared to Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'. Use the dramatic purple column as a striking accent plant.
Ginkgo biloba 'Chase Manhatten' Broad Upright 4 Small Tree Green Everything you want from a Ginkgo in a smaller version. A slow growing small tree, 'Chase Manhatten' is perfect for the patio or small urban landscape. The fan-shaped leaves are smaller than the species and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Typical of other Ginkgos, it is widely adaptable to different soils, pH, and heat.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ Dwarf 4 Small Green This compact, bushy selection was discovered in 1995, a witch’s broom growing in a Ginkgo tree in the Netherlands. It has proven an excellent find, descended with the unique history of the species, with the same fan-shaped green leaves that turn bright yellow in fall. But ‘Mariken’ stays very small, its thick, spreading branches loaded with a dense arrangement of foliage. The slow-growing, deciduous conifer makes a high-interest architectural feature, a flat, rounded, form, for either small garden or container.
Salix caprea 'Pendula' Weeping 3 Small Tree Green A delightful ornamental tree that adds grace and beauty to the garden. Its slender, pendulous branches create the illusion of a living umbrella or fountain. As a willow, this tree naturally lends itself to use near ponds and other water features. The silvery catkins cover the stems in late winter, heralding the approach of spring.   
Stewartia koreana  Broad Upright  5 Medium Tree Green This extraordinary Stewartia shares the renowned beauty and ornamental features of the more familiar Stewartia pseudocamellia: habit, leaf, and silvery winter bark that exfoliates with maturity.  In addition, it boasts a more vigorous habit and glossier leaves that turn brilliant red in fall, producing exquisite four-season interest.
Stewartia serrata  Broad Upright 5 Medium Tree Green The creme de la creme of small garden trees, this gorgeous Stewartia combines the beautiful form and habit of others of the genus with fine features of its own.  It flowers early and produces large (2 to 2 ½ inches), creamy-white blooms, each with a red blush at the base. Deep-red seed pods and scarlet-purple to orange fall color follow and give the tree additional character. An exquisite candidate for the collector, it was formerly listed as Stewartia (Pink).
Trochodendron aralioides  Broad Upright 6 Small Tree Green This broadleaf, evergreen tree has tiered, horizontal branches and changing seasonal bark colors. Leaves are held so the inner bark shows, and it glows with chartreuse in spring and summer, then mellows to yellow in winter. New glossy, leathery leaves emerge rich-green, later take on bronze highlights and go light-green in winter. Unassuming, petal-less flowers on erect racemes radiate like the spokes of a wheel and account for the common name, Wheel Tree. This rare, small, slow-growing tree needs fertile, moisture-retentive soil. Originally from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. 
 

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