Photographs of deciduous trees commonly used to enhance lawn and landscape areas with a wide range of colors, textures and heights. Our photos include the most popular trees including Beech, Birch, Honeylocust, Linden, Maple, and Sweet Gum. Due to the ongoing expansion of our tree photo library, you will find our tree photos divided among 5 tree photo web pages.


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'Bloodgood' Japanese Maple


ACER palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Excellent red leaf color.
Slow to moderate growth to 25 ft.
Japanese Maple 'Butterfly'


ACER palmatum 'Butterfly'
Butterfly Japanese Maple
Grow in sun to partial shade. Slow upright growth to 12 ft tall x 12 ft wide.
Laceleaf Japanese Maple

Red Laceleaf Maple

Green Laceleaf

Green laceleaf Japanese Maple


ACER palmatum dissectum
Cutleaf Japanese Maple
Small, slow growing specimen trees, wider than they are tall.
Red leafed varieties are the most popular, but green is nice as well. Protect from late spring frosts!


Orido Nishiki Japanese Maple


ACER palmatum 'Orido Nishiki'
Japanese Maple - Orido Nishiki
Best grown in partial shade, but needs sun to bring out the unique multicolored green, pink and white foliage. Slow growth to 15 ft tall x 15 ft wide.
'Sangokaku' Japanese Maple


ACER palmatum 'Sangokaku'
Japanese Maple - Sangokaku
Bright green leaves contrasted by bright red branches.

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Crimson King Maple


ACER platanoides 'Crimson King'
Crimson King Maple
Popular for its season-long crimson foliage. Slow to moderate rate of growth to 45 feet tall and 35 feet wide. Narrow growing while young, the tree's crown broadens with age. Leaves will scorch under dry conditions.
'Royal Red' is reported to be more cold hardy than Crimson King.
'Crimson Sentry' can be used in smaller spaces, growing 25 ft tall x 15 ft wide.

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 Colorful maples in the fall


ACER rubrum 'October Glory'
October Glory Maple
Good lawn tree with orange, red and yellow fall color. Moderate to fast growth to 50 ft. height with 35 ft. width.
red maple leaves

Red Sunset Maple


ACER rubrum 'Red Sunset'
Red Sunset Maple
Great lawn tree with an oval shape and silver bark. Fall foliage turns brilliant red to orange-red. Moderate to fast growth to 50 ft. height with 35 ft. width.
River Birch

Exfoliating bark on River Birch


BETULA nigra
River Birch
Hardy variety of birch that is less prone to the insect problems of European White Birch.
Exfoliating, colorful bark creates interest in the garden. Tolerant of alternating moisture conditions.
Moderate to fast growth to 50 ft.
Crimson Frost Birch


BETULA nigra 'Crimson Frost'
Crimson Frost Birch
Rarely seen Birch with crimson leaves and a medium growth rate. Prefers full sun.
European White Birch

European White Birch bark


BETULA pendula
European White Birch
An all-time favorite for its bright white bark. Unfortunately, this birch is troubled by a host of enemies, its nemesis being the deadly birch borer. Pay close attention to preventative maintenance if you cultivate this variety of birch in your landscape.
Wet snow and ice storms will bend these trees to the ground.
Moderate to fast growth to 50 ft.
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Harry Lauders Walking Stick

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Twisted and curled branches create interest, especially during winter months when leaves have dropped. Vertically growing 'suckers' must be kept trimmed from root system.
Height and width to 10 feet with a pyramidal shape. Cut branches used in dried arrangements for interest.
Fernleaf Beech 'Asplenifolia'


FAGUS sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
Fernleaf European Beech
Fine cut fern-like green leaves turn golden brown in fall. Slow growth to 50 ft tall x 40 ft wide with a pyramidal shape.
Weeping Beech


FAGUS sylvatica 'Pendula'
Weeping Beech
Slow growing weeping form of Beech with green leaves. Height to 50 feet. Interesting specimen where there is adequate room for growth.
Tricolor Beech

Tricolor Beech leaves

Tricolor Beech


FAGUS sylvatica 'Tricolor'
Tricolor Beech
Popular for its colorful variegated leaf with pink and cream coloration on the margins.
Most beeches tend to be thin and narrow when young, filling out with age. Be sure to allow room for future growth.
Slow growth to 50 ft.
Ash tree


Ash Tree
There are several varieties of ornamental Ash trees such as Autumn Applause, Marshall Seedless and Summit. Most varieties are fast growing to 50 ft.
Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo leaves


GINKGO biloba
Maidenhair Tree
Oldest tree on Earth, and the only tree without any insect or disease problems. Slow growth to 70 ft tall x 40 ft wide. Only the male is cultivated due the 'stinky cheese' smell of the female's fruit. Long-lived and very hardy tree with distinctive fan-shaped, fossil looking leaves. Bright yellow fall leaf color.
Thornless Honeylocust tree


GLEDITSIA triacanthos inermis
Thornless Honeylocust
Medium to large trees that are known for their toughness and tolerance of city conditions, including salt. 'Sunburst' variety is grown for its gold coloration.
Watch for mimosa webworm insect.
Moderate to fast growth to 45 ft in full sun. [Note fall coloration in photo]


Sunburst Honeylocust


GLEDITSIA triacanthos 'Sunburst'
Sunburst Honeylocust
Grow in full sun to partial shade. Leaves emerge yellow then turn light green. Moderate rate of growth to 60 ft. tall x 40 ft. wide. Open, spreading branches, with no thorns or pods.
Fall foliage of a Sweet Gum tree

Sweet Gum tree in fall

LIQUIDAMBER styraciflua
Sweet Gum
Attractive star-shaped leaves, especially in 3-dimensional fall colors of scarlet, yellow and orange. Moderate to rapid growth to 75 ft. height with 45 ft. width. Complaints: surface roots, drops gumballs.
Pin Oak


QUERCUS palustris
Pin Oak
Popular oak used for commercial and home landscaping due to its faster growth than most oaks. Pyramidal growth to 75 feet tall x 35 feet wide. With age, the lower branches droop and must be removed to maintain clearance for pedestrians and vehicles. Drops most of its leaves in the fall and the rest in early spring.

Pruning Oaks at the WRONG time?

Avoid pruning oaks while they are actively growing. Oaks should only be pruned during the dormant season: November thru late-March. This is one of the most important ways to protect valuable oaks from oak wilt. This fungal disease is transmitted by bark and sap beetles that are attracted to fresh pruning wounds. It is almost always fatal, especially to species in the red oak group black oak, red oak, pin oak, scarlet oak, and shingle oak are some of the most common landscape oaks in our area. Prevention is the most important control for oak wilt; there is no chemical control once trees are infected.

Red Oak


Northern Red Oak
One of the faster growing oaks. Can be planted as an ornamental shade tree if you have the space. Moderate growth to 90 ft. tall x 70 ft. wide. Deep red fall leaf color.
Hakura Nishiki Willow

Nishiki Dappled Willow foliage

SALIX integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Nishiki Dappled Willow on Standard
Frequent trimming creates the best tri-colored foliage of green, pink and white on new growth. Growth can be rapid and vigorous to 6 ft wide x 12 ft tall on this grafted version of the plant. Best in partial sun. Will tolerate wet areas.

Dappled Willow shaped into a small tree
Dappled willow as a small tree

Weeping Willow SALIX sepulcralis
Weeping Willow
Weeping willows add great interest to a landscape with wet soil conditions, but are banned from planting in some townships due to their invasive root systems, especially into older terra cotta sewer lines. Weeping willows should be planted where they have plenty of room to grow.

Weeping Willows along the fairway of a golf course
Weeping willows are enjoying this wet area on a golf course

Bald Cypress tree


TAXODIUM distichum
Bald Cypress
Moderate rate of growth to 80 ft x 30 ft wide. Tolerates a wide range of soils, including wet soil. Heat tolerant.
Linden tree


TILIA cordata

Greenspire Linden
Fast growing family of trees with the Greenspire reaching 50 ft. Makes a good lawn or street tree.


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North Carolina Arboretum


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