Whether you’re putting your home on the market or just trying to outdo the neighbors, there’s no doubt that well-chosen, well-placed trees can add to your home’s curb appeal. However, not all trees are created equal.
Here’s a handy guide to which trees help with curb appeal:
- • Crape myrtles will make your home stand out with beautiful blooms in the summer, long after other plants have stopped blossoming. They’re also relatively resistant to drought and heat. Just make sure they have enough room to grow—at least 15 feet high and six feet wide.
- • Sun valley maples are fast-growing and add stunning fall color to your yard. Because they are a male tree, you won’t have to deal with seeds.
- • Evergreens are great choices if you don’t like having to rake leaves in the fall. We particularly like fastigiata spruce, which will fit into even the smallest of yards.
- • Persimmon trees are a unique and stunning choice. Their leaves provide great shade in the summer, and they’ll wow potential buyers and neighbors with their yellow flowers and orange fruit. Bonus: the fruit is great in sweets and salads!
- • Redleaf Japanese maples offer color throughout the year and add movement to your yard due to their fine leaf texture.
- • Cherry and magnolia trees add lots of curb appeal in the spring.