Whether you are planning to improve your property to increase its market value or you just want to make it more beautiful and pleasing to the eye, your home’s exterior should never be left out. Your garden, patio, and front yard are just as important as any other part of your home when it comes to planning for a major makeover. And one of the most important things that you should always take seriously is choosing the best trees for the curb. They do not only make your home look more beautiful but they also help maintain good air quality and provide your property shade from sun and rain.
Many of you may be wondering if growing trees on your curb is really worthy of an investment. Regardless of whether you are a green thumb or not, adding some trees to your home’s landscape becomes an easier task once you are equipped with the proper knowledge on their sizes, color, growth habit, and other information. Of course, aside from matching the trees well with the surrounding landscape, you would also need them to be weatherproof and easy to maintain. To help you decide on which trees you should choose, we have narrowed down the best options for you. Here are five trees that can transform your home’s curb appeal. You may also call a tree care company now for trimming and removal services.
- Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado blue spruce is one of the best trees to add to your curb because of its fast growth rate and ability to thrive almost anywhere (Zones 2 to 7). It looks similar to evergreen and it also bears cones that you can use as decorations. This tree is an ideal nesting spot for birds whereas its tough and prickly branches make it difficult for other animals to chomp down on the leaves and twigs. Colorado blue spruce can grow up to 60 ft high and 15 ft wide and stays green all year round.
- Crape Myrtle
Crape myrtle also thrives in a wide range of zones (Zones 7 to 9) and blooms even in hot and arid conditions when most of the other trees have already lost their beauty. Give it a light prune during winter or early spring before it grows new shoots and pink blossoms. It grows to around 20 ft high and 10 ft wide.
- Sugar Maple
Sugar maples can grow up to 75 ft high and 50 ft wide and can thrive between Zones 3 to 8. During the autumn, its leaves transform into a majestic display of bright oranges and brilliant reds. It is not picky when it comes to temperature and soil types. You may also use its sap to make syrup for your pancakes and salads.
- Saucer Magnolia
Saucer magnolia is almost similar to cherry blossoms when it comes to toughness and beauty. But it produces white to purple flowers for a shorter period, usually in March – which is actually great for those who don’t have much time to clean their front yards. It grows from Zones 4 to 9 and it can reach up to 25 ft high and 25 ft wide.
- Smoke Tree
Because of its relatively small size, 12 ft in height and width on average, smoke trees are best planted in groups and rows. It thrives on almost all types of soils and loves the hot and dry climate in Zones 5 to 8. Its leaves are usually colored purple, gold, or green but the wispy bloom clusters transitions from pink in the summer, to yellow in the spring, and reddish-orange in fall.