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Image of Agathis australis photo by: Kahuroa, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

Kahuroa, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

(Dammar Pine, Kauri Pine)

Among the largest and oldest trees in the world, kauri pine's lance-shaped leaves, exfoliating bark and massive trunk and canopy make it among the most magnificent trees for frost-free landscapes. A cone-bearing evergreen tree that was vital in building masts for ships during South Pacific exploration, it is native to the North Island of New Zealand. It is narrowly pyramidal in form when youthful, but will slowly become a massive, broadly spreading tree with great age. Its tan and light gray bark...

Image of Agathis robusta photo by: Kahuroa, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

Kahuroa, Wikimedia Commons Contributor

(Queensland Kauri)

Among the largest and oldest trees in the world, Queensland kauri's lance-shaped leaves, colrful flaking bark and massive trunk and canopy make it among the most magnificent trees for frost-free landscapes. A cone-bearing evergreen tree that is slow-growing, it is native to the drier rainforests of eastern Queensland in northeastern Australia. The whorling, horizontal branches become much more upward and spreading with age. Its tan, orange and light gray bark is speckled, shedding in large flakes.

The...

Image of Agonis flexuosa photo by: TL

TL

(Willow Myrtle)

Beautiful and drought resistant, this small to medium-sized, semi-weeping evergreen tree from western Australia makes an excellent plant for gardens where winters and summers are mild. The long, lance shaped, bright green leaves dangle from weeping branchlets, giving the tree a willowy appearance. The leaves smell of peppermint. Masses of small white flowers crowd the branches in late spring and early summer. Plants eventually form a dense wide-spreading canopy and root system, making them unsuitable...

Image of Agonis flexuosa

James H. Schutte

(Jervis Bay Afterdark Willow Myrtle, Willow Myrtle)

Beautiful and drought resistant, this small to medium-sized, semi-weeping evergreen tree from western Australia makes an excellent plant for gardens where winters and summers are mild. The long, lance shaped, bright green leaves dangle from weeping branchlets, giving the tree a willowy appearance. The leaves smell of peppermint. Masses of small white flowers crowd the branches in late spring and early summer. Plants eventually form a dense wide-spreading canopy and root system, making them unsuitable...

Image of Ailanthus altissima photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Tree-of-Heaven)

Those who know this tree know it is anything but heavenly. Tree-of-heaven is a pervasive, aggressive, fast-growing weed tree with an extensive root system that’s notorious for damaging mortar and building foundations. The roots also emit a chemical that reduces growth and seed germination of other plants growing nearby. Tree-of-heaven originates from China and Taiwan, but has become naturalized in temperate areas across the globe. Specimens are weak-wooded, short-lived and develop a broad, arching...

Image of Alangium chinense photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Begonialeaf Alangium, Chinese Alangium)

Lovely green leaves with short pointed lobes adorn the zig-zagged branches of Chinese alangium. Blooming in early summer and again in mid-autumn, the small oval fruits turn dark blue in autumn, too. A large shrub to small tree that is evergreen in frost-free climates but deciduous elsewhere, it is native to a large expanse of southern Asia's Himalayas eastward into the highlands of southeast Asia. Natural variant forms can also be found in eastern Africa.

The leaves are rounded when young, having...

Image of Albizia julibrissin photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

Though pretty, Persian silktree is weak, fast-growing, invasive and short-lived. It is a small to medium-sized, hardy, deciduous tree native to central and eastern Asia, which has become naturalized in temperate regions globally. In the United States it has become naturalized in areas from California to New York.

Pleasing feather leaves line the branches in summer and fold up at night. The compound leaves are comprised of many small, oval, leaflets of bright green. Fragrant, puffy, round flowers...

(Flame Silktree, Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

A favorite of hummingbirds, silk tree is a multi-stemmed, spreading deciduous tree native from Iran to Japan. Its cultivar 'Flame' bears fragrant, fluffy, rose-pink flowerheads in summer and tan seed pods in fall. The ferny light green leaves emerge in late spring, and fold at night.

Silk tree thrives in most well-drained soils and flowers best in full sun. Its dome-like canopy is good for shading patios. It often self-sows prolifically.

Image of Albizia julibrissin f. rosea photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

A favorite of hummingbirds, silk tree is a multi-stemmed, spreading deciduous tree native from Iran to Japan. Its natural form rosea bears fragrant, fluffy, rich rose-pink flowerheads in summer and tan seed pods in fall. The ferny light green leaves emerge in late spring, and fold up at night. It includes the cultivar 'Ernest Wilson', a hardy selection that succeeds into USDA zone 5.

Silk tree thrives in most well-drained soils and flowers best in full sun. It is tolerant of drought,...

Image of Aleurites moluccanus photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Candleberry, Candlenut, Kukui)

Handsome foliage that is maple-like and a frosty gray and green, candlenut produces flushes of pretty white flowers year 'round and crops of green fruits that have dark seeds rich in flammable oils. A tropical, evergreen tree that has many economic uses, it is native to the lowland forests of Southeast Asia and the southwestern Pacific. Although the state tree of Hawaii, it is not native and is actually considered quite invasive there and in other tropical regions. It attains a rounded, spreading...