Thin Is In

It also offers all-year interest with an attractive branching pattern and silvery bark in winter. The softer-green leaf color in summer makes this a beautiful complement to flowering annuals and perennials.

It is cold-hardy to zone 4, and easy to grow, and few pests will bother it.

There are many more selections of narrow, upright forms of more traditional trees on the market today. Just because the trend in garden and private yard sizes is contracting doesn’t mean you have to give up on those much-loved shade trees.

Just think upwards—not outwards!

Jesse Hensen is the Vendor Relations/Customer Service Manager for Eason Horticultural Resources, a wholesale plant-broker company. He can be reached at 859-578-3535 or via email at



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