Lilacs are a favorite old-fashioned shrub used for cut flowers, hedging, and landscape specimens.
Thornless hawthorn looks a bit like a crabapple.
It’s almost unfair to call American hazelnut a shrub. The word just doesn’t do justice to this statuesque, intriguing woodland plant.
Honey locust trees have a graceful appearance.
Horse chestnuts are magnificent large trees with attractively divided foliage.
In spring, dark pink buds open to pure white blossoms. Later the flowers develop into bright red, 1/2-inch crabapples that stay on the tree into winter.
Empress trees, sometimes called princess trees, are known for their fragrant late-spring purple flowers.
Guess who this lovely tree is named after!
Historic Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia has been conducting a census of franklinia trees to determine how many and where these trees are growing.
Fringetrees are called such because of their springtime flowers.