Choosing Trees For Your Front Yard
How do you choose the trees that will welcome guests to your home?
Your front yard and walkway are the first part of your home that anyone visiting will see. It is important that it looks good and inviting. So how do you choose which ones are best?
We are going to be sharing some of our favorite trees for the front yard. No matter what you’re looking for, we will have an option for you here.
Our Favorite Front Yard Trees
Here are five of our favorite choices for front yard trees.
'Sun Valley' Maple (Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’)
This is a very fast-growing tree that brings dazzling color to your front yard in the fall. The red maple is also a very common and popular tree, especially in eastern and central North America.
It is a very reliable tree that provides a lot of shade, with good leafhopper resistance. This tree doesn’t get too large however, its growth will top out at 20 to 25 feet tall.
The red maple is able to adapt to a very wide range of different site conditions, more so than just about any other tree in eastern North America. This tree is found in extremely dry areas, swamps, and in any other condition, you can think of.
Another great feature of this tree is that it is a male variety. This means that you won’t have to deal with any seeds being spread.
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Another one of our favorite choices is the ‘Little Volunteer’ Tulip Tree.
If you have a particularly tiny front yard, this may be the best option for you. This tree tops out at 12 to 15 feet, and it only grows up to 5-6 feet wide.
The tulip poplar was one of the favorite trees on Southern plantations. People would plant them near their home in order to see the yellow blooms that looked like tulips from the second story windows of their home. The ‘Little Volunteer’ Tulip tree is a smaller, more manageable version of that tree.
If you want something with a splash of color, this tree is perfect. The gorgeous yellow flowers will look wonderful in any front yard.
‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora)
Next up we have the beautiful ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry tree.
This tree blooms in the spring and looks incredible when it does. It blossoms with white flowers that fade to dark berries over time. When fall arrives, the tree bursts with intense colors.
Now this is a taller tree, so it will get up to about 20 to 25 feet tall. It will also require a bit of maintenance in early years, you will need to prune it to control any crossing branches.
We especially love this tree because no matter what season it is, it looks magnificent. It is great for a front yard for this very reason, as your yard will look great all year round.
Redleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum) Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the dark and beautiful Redleaf Japanese Maple tree.
There are many, many different varieties of this maples in all sorts of shapes and sizes – no matter what fit you need, this tree has you covered. This goes for height as well. Some of the trees stand tall and upright, and others bend over and weep.
They offer very strong leaf color throughout the year and are especially striking and colorful throughout the fall. It also has a unique, fine leaf texture that adds some character to the tree and the landscaping.
Our Final Thoughts
No matter what tree you choose on the list, we are sure it will be a beautiful addition to your front yard. If you are questioning which one would be best; however, you can contact us for a consultation as well.
Which tree on the list is your favorite?