Trees with attractive bark add so much to the winter garden. If a tree can pull its weight in the dead of winter, it has a lot going for it and that alone can be plenty of reason to plant it. But the plants I'm showcasing below are more than a one-season-winter-wonder. In addition to a strong showing in other seasons by providing bloom, fall color, or drought tolerance (see individual notes below), I've selected these for their suitability for smaller gardens by virtue of their dwarf stature or relatively slow growth.
The gallery below has even more photos of the trees above. But I've assembled some other photos from my vast archives that showcase other beauties that I've admired. I've identified and commented on most of them, but I don't have full details to offer on them all. But hey, they're still good-looking trees, right?