Coral Bean – Erythrina flabelliformis

Scarlet-colored tubular flowers appear on Coral Bean in the late spring and summer, just before the plant begins to leaf out. Pretty, fan shaped foliage compliments the dramatic blossoms handsomely. Hummingbirds are particularly fond of the flowers, because they are full of nectar. Flowers develop into large, brown bean-pods with coral-colored seeds inside of them.…

Cleveland Select Flowering Pear – Pyrus calleryana ‘Cleveland Select’

‘Cleveland Select’ is an improved variety of Flowering Pear that features a strong columnar or narrowly pyramidal branching structure with a distinct central leader, and superior pest and disease resistance. These fruitless trees are notorious for their dramatic seasonal changes. Blooming begins in early spring as profuse clusters of pure white flowers decorate leafless branches,…

Chaste Tree – Vitex agnus-castus

The Chaste Tree sports lovely, dusty green foliage garnished with lilac-purple flower spikes during the summer. The colorful blossoms are quite attractive to butterflies in particular. It can be grown as a large shrub or a small tree, though pruning at an early age is necessary to train it into a tree. Little maintenance is…

Chinese Elm – Ulmus parvifolia

The Chinese elm is an extremely fast growing shade tree, a great alternative to the Chilean mesquite, but requiring much less maintenance and cleanup. Glossy green foliage creates a lovely dense shade, perfect for a large yard or play area. It will even tolerate being planted in a lawn setting, as long as it is…