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But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7,8

Summer Tree Color

by Rod Smith

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Common and Scientific Names of Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Herbs & Houseplants

Low = under 15 feet, Medium = 15 feet to 25 feet, Tall = over 25 feet

Low Summer Trees

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pend.' 5 10' X 15'  Weeping shape with purple leaves.  
  Weeping Copper Beech        Med. Sun          Stake to desired height.         
Larix decidua 'Pendula'          2 8' X 4'   Deciduous conifer. Weeping bran-
  Weeping European Larch      Med. Sun         ches. Stake to desired height.

Medium Summer Trees

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Acer negundo 'Variegatum'        5 25' X 20'  Compound leaves are green and      
  Variegated Box Elder        Med. Sun-Part     creamy white.                    
Acer palmatum                    5 20' X 20'  Vase shaped tree. Red, green or    
  Japanese Maple              Med. Sun-Part     variegated leaves.               
Albizia julibrissin              6 20' X 30'  Spreading umbrella shape. Pink pin-
  Silk Tree                   Med. Sun          cushion flowers in June.         
Chionanthus retusus              5 20' X 20'  Large, white flowers in June and   
  Chinese Fringe Tree         Med. Sun          July. Bright yellow Fall leaves. 
Clerodendrum trichotomum         7 15' X 15'  Fragrant red and white flowers in  
  Harlequin Glorybower        Med. Sun-Part     July. Metallic blue berries.     
Ficus carica                     7 20' X 15'  Edible green, yellow or purple figs
  Edible Fig                  Med. Sun          in summer.                       
Franklinia alatamaha             5 25' X 10'  3" with flowers in late Summer.    
  Franklinia Tree             High Sun-Part     Scarlet leaves in fall.          
Laburnum watereri 'Vossi'        5 25' X 20'  Long chains of yellow flowers in   
  Golden Chain                Med. Sun-Part     June. Open vase shape.           
Morus nigra                      4 25' X 15'  Large, heart-shaped leaves. Dense  
  Russian Mulberry            Med. Sun          head. Large red, edible fruit.   
Rhamnus purshiana                4 25' X 20"  Native. Veined leaves turn yellow. 
  Cascara                     Med. Sun-Shade    Black berries attract birds.  PNP
Styrax japonicus                 5 25' X 20'  White flowers in June. White       
  Japanese Snowbell           High Sun-Part     berries in late Summer.          

Tall Summer Trees

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'  4 40' X 35'  Rounded shape. Purple leaves all   
  Crimson King Norway Map.    Med. Sun          Summer, turn darker in the Fall. 
Davidia involucrata              6 40' X 30'  Unusual white flowers in early     
  Dove Tree                   Med. Sun-Part     Summer.                          
Elaeocarpus decipiens            8 50' X 25'  Evergreen. Tiny fragrant white flo-
  Japanese Blueberry Tree     Med. Sun          wers. Blue berries in winter.    
Fagus sylvatica 'Fastigiata'     4 50' X 40'  Broad cone shape. Smooth bark.     
  European Beech              Med. Med.         Green or purple leaves.          
Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata' 4 30' X 20'  Slow growing. Purple leaves are    
  Tricolor Beech              Med. Sun          edged with white & pink.         
Koelreuteria paniculata          5 30' X 30'  Yellow flowers in summer.          
  Goldenrain Tree             Low  Sun-Part     Yellow fall leaves.              
Magnolia grandiflora             7 50' X 20'  Evergreen. Large, fragrant white   
  Southern Magnolia           Med. Sun-Part     flowers June to September.       
Sophora japonica                 5 45' X 35'  White flowers in late Summer.      
  Japanese Pagoda Tree        Low  Sun-Part     Insect and disease resistant.    
Stewartia pseudocamellia         5 30' X 20'  Pyramidal shape. White flowers in  
  Japanese Stewartia          Med. Sun-Part     Summer. Red Fall leaves.         
Taxodium distichum               5 55' X 30'  Deciduous conifer. Tolerates wet or
  Bald Cypress                Med. Sun          fairly dry soil.                 
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