A magnificent, very large conifer that can reach more than 50 m tall, native from the Pyrenees in Spain to the Carpathians, southern Italy and northern Greece to 1800 m. It has a straight trunk with whitish bark and a pyramidal crown and dark green, needlelike leaves with white undersides. Abies alb..
An imposing, large conifer to about 40 m (130 ft.) tall, native to the mountains of Greece between 800 and 2000 m (2600 and 6600 ft.) with dense, dark green, needlelike foliage to 3.5 cm (1 in.) long. A robust specimen tree for the temperate garden in USDA Zones 5 to 9...
A rugged, large conifer from the humid mountains of northern Myanmar, southeastern Tibet, and Yunnan in China between 3300 and 4300 m (11000 and 14000 ft.), suitable for temperate climates in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 to 9. Apart from a fine ornamental, its wood is popular for construction and fu..
A magnificent, large fir that can reach 40 m (130 ft.) tall, with a trunk to 1.5 m (5 ft.) in diameter. Mature trees display many, highly attractive, violet-black cones in the upper portion of the crown. It is native to the mountains of Sichuan, China, including the famous Emei Shan where it forms l..
A large, rugged tree to 50 m (170 ft.) tall, with a massive trunk to 2 m (7 ft.) in diameter. The long, spreading or ascending branches give it a very special character, somewhat reminding of a pine. Its wood is of good quality and mostly used for construction but the Momi Fir is also a very popular..
A very large conifer native to the northwestern USA and southwestern Canada to 1600 m that can reach to over 75 m tall with a narrow, conical crown. In cultivation, Abies grandis is hardy to USDA Zone 6 and a popular forestry tree for temperate climates due to its fast growth...
A large, magnificent conifer to 40 m tall that forms a broad crown with spreading branches. The glossy dark green, non-spiny leaves are short, needle-like and bluish below and densely set on the branchlets, the upright cones are dark purple. Abies homolepis is native to forests in central and southe..
A very large conifer to more than 50 m (165 ft.) tall, native to the Sierra Nevada from Oregon to California and Nevada between 1400 and 2700 m (4600 and 8900 ft.), with a pyramidal crown and bluish-green, needlelike leaves. Suited for temperate climates in USDA Zones 6 to 8. Seeds should be cold st..
A beautiful, large conifer that can reach about 30 m (100 ft) tall, native to western Turkey between about 700 and 1500 m (2300 and 5000 ft). It is considered endangered in habitat. The Trojan Fir has a pyramidal crown and dark green, needlelike leaves. Abies nordmanniana subsp. equi-trojani makes a..
A beautiful, giant conifer with a narrow conical crown of dark green, needlelike leaves that can reach more than 50 m tall. It is native to forests from northern Turkey to western Caucasia (Abkhazia and Georgia) in the mountains around the eastern Black Sea between 900 and 2100 m. Abies nordmanniana..
A beautiful, large conifer to 60 m (200 ft.) tall with a trunk to 2.4 m (8 ft.) in diameter and short branches that form a narrow, conical crown. The thin, glossy green, needle-like leaves can grow to 6 cm long. It is native to the western Himalayas from Afghanistan to Nepal between 2000 and 3000 m ..
A medium-sized to large tree to 40 m tall with a conical crown and bright to bluish-green, needle-like foliage. It is native to Western China and Tibet, mainly between 2300 and 3600 m (7500 and 12000 ft.) or higher, where it enjoys a cold, humid climate. In cultivation is is suitable for USDA hardin..
A large conifer to over 30 m tall with a conical crown of green, needle-like foliage. Abies sibirica is widely distributed from European Russia to the Russian Far East and one of the worlds most cold hardy trees that will survive temperature down to -50°C.
A medium to large tree to 30 m tall, native to northern Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea with attractive, sickle-shaped phyllodes (leaves that are actually not leaves but widened leaf stalks) and yellow, bottle-brush-like flowers in great profusion. Besides being grown as a robust ornament..
A large, very fast growing tree to 35 m (115 ft.) tall, native from Queensland, Australia to New Guinea and the Moluccas. It is popular as a plantation tree due to its speed and ease of growth, drought tolerance, nitrogen-fixing qualities and its good quality wood, which is used for pulp and charcoa..
A variable, moderate, evergreen tree rarely more than 20 m tall with a dense crown of dark green phyllodes and spikes of cream white, scented flowers. Acacia melanoxylon is native to coastal eastern and southeastern Australia, including Tasmania. It makes a lovely ornamental for warm temperate and s..
A medium to large, dry deciduous tree with broad pinnate foliage, white, sweetly scented flowers and armed with hooked thorns. It is native to savanna and woodland in southeastern and southern Africa. Seeds should briefly be immersed in boiling water before sowing...
Very widespread and very common on the Arabian Peninsula and over the drier parts of the African continent in bush, scrub and woodlands, the typical broad, flat, umbrella-shaped crown of this iconic tree is immediately associated with the African savanna. It grows into a moderately large tree with p..
A large, evergreen, tropical maple that can reach to over 40 m tall, with gray bark and large, simple, glossy dark green leaves that are whitish underneath. Acer laurinum is rare but widespread in tropical forests from southern China and Indochina to the Philippines and southern India between 700 an..
A beautiful, large tree to 35 m tall with a well branched crown and small, lobed leaves that turn a stunning yellow and red in autumn. Acer saccharum is widesperad and common in northeastern North America and the source of maple syrup, which is obtained by tapping the trunk in Winter and boiling dow..
A fast and straight growing, large, dry deciduous tree native to southern Asia with ashlike foliage. It is appreciated for its wood, commonly referred to as Pink Cedar even though the plant is actually a legume. The wood is not very durable but easy to work with and widely used for furniture. Acroca..
The African Baobab is one of the world's most unique and iconic trees, producing an enormous, thick, swollen trunk that can reach up to 28 m (92 ft.) in circumference and a broad, spreading crown that stands bare during the dry season. Its large, fragrant white flowers, after pollination by bats, ar..
Perhaps the grandest of the Baobabs, this large dry deciduous tree forms a thick, bottle-shaped, smooth, reddish-gray trunk to more than 25 m (80 ft.) tall. The attractive, large white flowers open at night. It is native to thorn forest and savannas in western Madagascar. In cultivation it does best..
A stunning, large, dry deciduous tree to 30 m (100 ft.) tall, with a thick, purplish-gray, bottle-shaped trunk to 10 m (33 ft.) in diameter. The attractive, large orange flowers open at night. It is native to thorn forest and savannas in southern and western Madagascar. In cultivation it does best i..
A large dry deciduous tree to 30 m tall, with pinnate foliage, catkin-like, yellowish white inflorescences and bright red, showy seeds. Adenanthera microsperma is native to dry forests in tropical Asia to 600 m. It is popular for its hard, reddish wood, for use as a fodder tree, for various medicina..
A large tree native to tropical Asia with pinnate foliage, catkin-like, yellowish white inflorescences and bright red, showy seeds. It is widely planted throughout the tropics for its hard, reddish wood, for use as a fodder tree, for various medicinal uses, a red dye and as an ornamental shade tree...
A marvelous, large and fast growing, deciduous tree to more than 30 m tall with a tall, dense crown of large, palmate leaves and masses of stunning, upright inflorescences with orchid-like, white and pink flowers in spring, followed by spiny fruits with large, attractive, glossy brown seeds. Aesculu..
A medium-sized to large conifer from montane forests from Ethiopia to tropical eastern Africa where it is found mainly between 1000 and 2000 m (3300 and 6600 ft.) and rarely to 3000 m (9800 ft.). Its durable wood is of excellent quality and much sought after for construction, furniture and other use..
This large, very ornamental and robust conifer from montane forests in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Congo forms a compact, columnar crown up to 8 m (26 ft.) across and can reach 35 m (115 ft.) tall. It makes an excellent ornamental for the tropics but is comparatively slow growing with only 50 cm (..
An stunning, unbranched, palmlike shrub with a slender stem that holds a terminal crown of large, broad, undivided leaves. The compact inflorescence appears at the apex of the stem and holds red to pu...
This small tree with a broad, rounded crown and masses of spectacular star-shaped, scented, pink flowers must be among the most perfect ornamental trees for warm temperate climates. It looks simply he...
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