Feature trees are a focal point in the landscape. These trees are best placed in a prominent area so a special form or unique characteristic can be admired. Great feature characteristics include interesting bark and weeping branches. A feature tree can be large or small but needs to fit comfortably in its environment. For instance, use a smaller feature tree next to an entryway and a larger one in more open areas. Evergreen feature trees maintain their leaves year round while deciduous varieties loose their leaves in the fall and re-leaf in the spring. Smaller feature trees can also be used in containers to enhance outdoor patios or balconies.
Screen, Hedge, Container, Specimen, Topiary, Houseplant
- Small, pyramidal evergreen
- Tolerates heavy pruning
- Can be trained as topiary
- Good screen, hedge or accent plant