Albizia Summer Chocolate; This fast growing, deciduous tree has a wide, umbrella shaped canopy with beautiful bronze-green, fern-like leaves appearing in late spring. The foliage color deepens to a rich chocolate burgundy color in summer. Scented clusters of pink, powderpuff blooms attract butterflies.
Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan' (Jade Mountain Hardy Schefflera) - From the high mountains of Taiwan, this is the hardiest evergreen version of this ubiquitous houseplant for zone 7 and 6b, though in 6b it should be planted against the house. Gorgeous tropical leaves. Grows to 15' tall and can be pruned into any shape from a single stemmed palm-like tree to a wide, cascading shrub.