There’s nothing like a beautifully landscaped and manicured yard or garden, but what if you take a step back and realize you’re missing something? If nothing stands out, guides the eye, or guides you along a certain path, you might be missing statement trees and plants. Statement plants add a pop of color or interest to otherwise consistent-looking landscaping. Here are five trees and plants that will help you make a statement with your landscaping.
Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud
Weeping trees add immediate interest, by introducing texture and dimension to your existing landscaping. A weeping tree tends to look wild and alive without looking unkempt, adding some vibrancy and life to your existing greenery. The buds of the Lavender Twist Weeping red are small, and a deep purple. Purple is a great way to add color without it being too loud.
The Bloodgood Maple’s leaves are burgundy colored, later turning a deep red, while the bark is a beautiful red-black color. The leaves are not too dense, providing an airiness to the look of your landscaping. The Bloodgood Maple is best for use as a small decorative lawn tree, lining paths or used in entryways. It is deciduous and has good sun tolerance.
While the Yucca Tree is not a palm tree, it does give the feeling of having a little palm tree in your room or entryway. Its long, sharp, bright green leaves and thick trunk add interest and life to small, underappreciated areas. It can work outdoors as well as indoors. It is a great statement piece to line a pathway, as well, drawing interest while also drawing the eye.
The Clump Aspen
The deciduous Clump Aspen’s golden yellow leaves are heart shaped and beautiful, adding texture and volume to your landscaping. It uses an average amount of water, but it is something of a potential giant, getting anywhere from 20 to 50 feet tall. It is a great way to not just line paths but to create them, especially with the idea that one day the path you create will be soaked in the golden glow of the Clump Aspen’s leaves. Companion plants for the Clump Aspen include Gardenia, Camellia, Hydrangea, Heath and Azalea. You should contact a professional landscaper if you have specific needs in terms of non-native or other plants to add that extra something to your landscaping.
Large Pinstripe Colathea
The Large Pinstripe Colathea is such a statement piece that it looks like a hand-painted plant. Its green and deep purple leaves look almost unnaturally vibrant, which is surprising, since it is a low light plant. The Colathea can add color to places that might not normally support vibrant-looking plants, making it perfect for decorating indoor spaces like offices or entryways. They don’t get particularly large, either, meaning you can use a lot of them in your landscaping without overdoing it. The colors allow for a non-intrusive pop of color amongst other statement pieces, as well.