Ornamental trees add an interesting focal point to any garden or landscape. They are typically smaller than those of the larger shade trees and are generally shorter than 25’ with many being quite a bit shorter than that. Ornamental trees are grown for their sheer aesthetic value and may include outstanding flowers, fragrance, shape, colour, bark or a combination of these features.
The crown jewels of Ornamental Landscape trees. Japanese maples are one of the most desirable ornamental trees in existence. The wide variety of leaf forms, colors and tree shapes means Glen Echo Nurseries will have a Japanese Maple to suit your taste and space. These stunning ornamental trees may be upright, weeping or cascading, with leaves of red, purple or green and many have remarkable fall colours. Japanese Maples are thought to be hard to grow but with the proper choice of location and minimal care, they will thrive and live long, beautiful lives. Here we have divided them in 2 sections by leaf type. Acer palmatum – Acer in Latin means maple and palmatum means shaped like a hand. Acer palmatum dissectum means that the leaves are deeply cut and quite often known as laceleaf or cutleaf.